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Department of Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry of the UIET has been running various teaching courses for two departments of the institute such as Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering besides teaching one basic course in Chemistry for all six branches of Engineering for B.Tech. The Department has been also running M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry since 2017 for 25 seats per year. The course is purely employment oriented. The department is most actively involved in high quality research of international standards. It is clearly evident with the number of publications in the top most journals of the world. The situation is fully ripe for us to provide academic and research leadership to the city of Kanpur and other neighboring cities. We are also well poised to organize state level seminars, symposia and conferences.

Courses Offered

  • B.Sc. Chemistry Hon.
  • M.SC.Industrial Chemistry

Major Achievement

  • Twenty Five students have been awarded Ph.D. degree in our department.  
  • One hundred fifty students have been awarded M.Phil. Degree in our department.  
  • Some faculty members got awards from different organization such as Mother Teresa Sadbhavana Award, Lifetime Education Achievement Award, Rashtriya Vidya Samman Puraskar, Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award, Rajiv Gandhi Education excellence award, Bharat Jyoti, Eminent Educationist award, Bharat Vidya Shiromani Award.
  • Some faculty members awarded Post Doctoral fellowships from Abroad.
  • Some students have been placed in the reputed Industries such as Patanjali Food and Herbal Park, Haridwar, Novozyme Pvt Ltd , Bengaluru, Sun Pharma, Bengaluru, Nestle, Punjab,  Mankind, Unimark Healthcare Ltd. Haridwar.

Faculty Profile

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1Dr. Birendra Pratap Singh

Designation:  Assistant Professor 
Phone No:    8840239360                             
Qualification:    Ph.D.(2000) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India        
Specialization:   Organic Chemistry
Research Field:  Organic ChemistryMaterials Chemistry/ Natural Products
Fellowships:   Post Doctoral Fellow (University De Rennes, France) , Research Associate (CSIR, New Delhi) , Senior Research Fellow, Extended (CSIR, New Delhi) , Senior Research Fellow (CSIR, New Delhi)

M.Phil. awarded under supervision:     35
Academic/Administrative Positions:     Warden Boys Hostel, Coordinator Student welfare, Assistant Proctor, Member Academic Council,  Member, University Placement, Alumni & Industrial Relationship Cell, Convener of Applied Chemistry, Convener,  Examination & Admission Committee.

2Dr. Arpita Yadav
Designation:             Reader
Phone No:                 
Qualifications:          Ph.D.(1989) : Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s                                                 Canada
Specialization:           Physical Chemistry
Research Field:         Computational Chemistry (Medicinal)  
Fellowships:    Pool Officer, IIT Kanpur, Research Associate, IIT Kanpur, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Ph.D. awarded under supervision:                                09
M.Phil. awarded under supervision:                            33 
Academic/Administrative Positions:               
Acting Director, UIET, Head,  Department of Chemistry, Convener Applied Chemistry, Member Academic Council, Dean,  Faculty of Engineering.

3Dr. Rashmi Dubey
Designation:                Assistant Professor        
Phone No:                 6394917078                                                                              
Qualification:               Ph.D. ( 2008) C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur
Specialization:         Organic Chemistry
Research Field:         Polymer
M.Phil. awarded under supervision:                30
Academic/Administrative Positions:                        
M.SC. (IC) In charge, Member Discipline committee, UIET Automation cell, examination Committee, Student activity Committee, B.Tech.  and M.Sc. admission cell.

4Dr. Ratna Shukla
Designation:                Assistant Professor        
Phone No:                 7355299340                              
Qualification:               Ph.D. ( 2011)  HBTU, Kanpur
Specialization:         Physical Chemistry
Research Field:         Chemical Kinetics
M.Phil. awarded under supervision:    2
Academic/Administrative Positions:  
Member of examination Committee, Student activity Committee, admission cell, M.Sc.admission.


Project under taken

DurationTitle of ProjectFunding AgencyAmount
2016-2019A combined quantum mechanical, molecular modeling and docking study of antifungal, peptides and their anti HIV activity SERBRs 28.2 Lakhs
2016-2018Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Water Quality in River Ganga using Remote Sensing TechniquesCollaboration with ISRORs. 4,60,000
2013-2016Self assembling cyclic systems for drug delivery           SERBRs 43.8 Lakhs
2012-2013Molecular modeling calculations of self-assembling peptides forming nanostructures              Collaboration with University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USARs. 60,000 for stipend of research fellow
2008-2012New Perspectives in Designing Alzheimer Disease DrugsDSTRs 15.6 Lakhs
2005-2008Calcium Channel Blockers: An ab initio Quantum Pharmacological StudyDSTRs 7.5 Lakhs
2000-2003Quantum Pharmacology as Probe of a Drug’s Structure, Activity, Potency and Mechanism:            Applications to HIV-RT InhibitorsDSTRs 5.8 Lakhs


Three Labs, Common Lecture Hall and two class rooms (for M.Sc. Only) are available in our department. One synthetic research lab is also available in the department. Facilities available in the labs such as COD, BOD, Melting Point Apparatus, Polari meter, Conductivity Meter, Mulltimeter. Deep freezer, etc.