Department of Chemistry, Durgapur Government College, established in 1972, is presently one of the best centers for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in chemistry under the affiliation of the Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol. Since 1972, eminent teachers have taught in this department. Among them were Dr. Pijush Kumar Ganguly (former Director of Public Instructions, Education Directoriate, Government of West Bengal), Professor Achintya Kumar Sarkar (Recipient of Shiksha Ratna), Professor Kanailal Ghatak (Eminent Academician) and Uday Chand Ghosh (Eminent Academician). The department has cultivated significant number of researchers and teachers in its 46 year old checkered history.
Undergraduate: Since 1972, undergraduate honours and general courses are taught in this department. CBCS was introduced for undergraduate courses from the academic session 2016-17, under the affiliation of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol. Presently, B.Sc. Honours (Chemistry) and B.Sc. Program (Chemistry) courses are offered to students by the department under the affiliation of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol.
Post-graduate: The post- graduate course in chemistry with organic and physical specialization was introduced in the year 2008 as a post NAAC accreditation initiative under the affiliation of The University of Burdwan. From the academic session 2015 -16, post-graduate course in chemistry with Organic and Physical Specialization are offered by the department under the affiliation of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol.
The department offers following two undergraduate programmes in Chemistry under the affiliation of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol
• B.Sc. Honours in Chemistry
• B.Sc. Program in Chemistry
The department offers generic elective course in Chemistry for the students of Science Honours programmes.
The department also offers post-graduate programme in Chemistry with Organic and Physical Specialization under the affiliation of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol
• M.Sc. in Chemistry
The curriculum and syllabus of these programmes is under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) implemented by the affiliating university.
Teachers use both chalk and talk method and computer aided methods of teaching. The Department ensures a good deal of faculty-student interaction and academic flexibility. Student evaluation is ensured by continuous internal assessments throughout the year. Our students have completed and are also presently pursuing PhD. Courses in reputed institutions. Our students have been placed in reputed schools and colleges as faculty members and also in chemical industries. Hands on training on computational chemistry based on Gaussian and Gauss view software is provided to post-graduate students during term paper projects in final semesters.
Teachers of the department use the learning management system of the department to upload the teaching material of different courses.
Online evaluation of assignments submitted by students on the MOODLE site, regular class tests; Student Seminar