Brief Profile of the Department
The Department of Chemistry was established in the year, 1959, as an
integral part of the Regional Engineering College Warangal (RECW). Since
its inception, the Department is rated as one of the most academically
active Departments in the Institute. The Department has a two-year M.Sc.
Chemistry with specializations in Organic Chemistry and Analytical
Chemistry and also offers chemistry course to all engineering branches.
A 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. Programme in Chemistry has commenced from the
Academic Year, 2021-22. The Department is actively engaged in research
in cutting- edge areas and contemporary topics of Organic, Inorganic,
Physical and Analytical and Computational Chemistry. The Department
houses various state-of-the-art facilities such as a 400 MHz NMR,
Solid-state probe, X-Band ESR, FTIR, UV-Vis-NIR and Fluorescence
Spectrometers, LC-HRMS Spectrometer, Gas Chromatographs, HPLC,
Electrochemical Workstations, Advanced Molecular Modelling Chemistry
Software, etc., besides access to ICP-OES, CD-ORD, Powder XRD, SEM,
TGA-DTA-DSC, BET, Fuel Cell Workstations, etc. As a part of continuing
education and outreach activities, the Department has been organizing
several National and International Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops.
So far, the Department produced 150 Ph.D. students and published over
1000 research articles in various highly reputed international and
national journals. The Alumni of the Department are well placed in
industry and academia with decent packages. The Department is a DST-FIST
center. The Department received a worth of Rs. 12 crores from various
funding agencies. The faculty of the Department has served in key
administrative positions of the Institute such as Deans, Chief warden,
Registrar, Professors-in-Charge of TLC, CAI, RAA, DST- SCoPE, Members of
Board of Governors, Heads of Allied Departments, Coordinator of Erasmus
Mundus Indo-Europe Academic Exchange Programs like HERITAGE, EUPHRATES.
Some of the faculty members have been recognized as either Institute
Level Best Teachers or Best Researchers in Sciences and some faculty
members are Fellows or Associate Fellows of the prestigious Telangana
Academy of Sciences.