Engineering education begins with essential knowledge and applications of basics of physics and chemistry. Along with inception of Jorhat Engineering College in 1960, the Department of Chemistry also came into existence in the existing Assam Type building now under occupation of N.C.C. The founder HOD was Late Kamrooz Zaman and Dulal Chandra Barua was demonstrator. But it was shifted to the ground floor of the main building in1965 and is still functioning with 72 student’s capacities. The subsequent HODs are Ramapada Patra, Amulya Baruah, Dr. Munin Ghosh, D.P.S Thakur, Dr. Bhogeswar Saikia, Dr. Ranjumoni Saikia, Dr. Bhabani Kanta Sarmah. At present the department has two experienced and dedicated regular faculty members along with two young faculty members under TEQIP III.
The Department is well- equipped with modern sophisticated Instrumentation facilities such as, Double beam U.V. Visible Spectrophotometer, Atomic absorption spectrophotometer, Digital PH-meter, Deionizer, D.O. meter, Portable water analyzing kit, Electronic balance etc. We also carried out any type of water and soil analysis required for different project works. We also undertake water and soil sample for analysis from outside. Recently laboratory is developed under MODROBS project funded by AICTE, New Delhi during 2007-2008. It can provide consultancy services. The faculties also help Instrumentation Engineering Department in addition to normal classes. The department also provides facilities to B.E. and M.E. students in undergoing project work wherever needs.
To provide the strong foundation in application of Chemistry by formulating practical solution in various fields in Engineering
- To create learning atmosphere in Chemistry and generating practical problem solving approach for future.
- To provide quality education in Chemistry required for building and strengthening a strong foundation of all branches in engineering.