Chemistry was the one of the subjects, when the University was established in 1967 as quality institution of international standard in the country for postgraduate studies. In the Chemistry Department M.Sc., M.Phil, and Ph.D. programs are run. The department has strong M.Sc. academic program; the graduates are absorbed in different educational and R&D institutions of the country, while a good number of them are selected for higher studies within the department and abroad. M.Phil, program has been a regular feature of the department in three specializations namely Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Over the time the Ph.D. program of the department has also become well established and a very large number of applicants aspire to get admission to the Ph.D. program of the department.

With all the three programs running in the department simultaneously, the department has always considered its faculty as most important towards imparting quality education. There has been always a strong faculty also in terms of numbers and to cover divergent areas like surface chemistry, electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, coordination chemistry, environmental chemistry, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, solution chemistry, organometallics, organic synthesis, chemistry of natural products, spectroscopy, computer aided drug designing etc.