In education and research, the department is emerging as a major centre of excellence, not only in the national level but also in the international level. The academic activities of the department are supported by highly qualified and experienced faculties who pursue research in the frontier areas of science. The major research areas covered by the department include theoretical and computational chemistry, polymer science and technology, physical chemistry, coordination chemistry, organic chemistry, bio-organic and bio-inorganic chemistry. The department has the state of the art instrumentation facilities, for thermal, mechanical and spectroscopic characterization of materials, and other laboratory facilities. The research activities in the department are generously supported by the external national and international funding agencies. The department also has collaborative research programs with national and international universities/institutes.