Department Profile

The department of Chemistry is one of the oldest department of HBTU, Kanpur established in 1924. The department has formulated a dynamic and relevant curriculum for UG program being run in the institute, and possesses an excellent infrastructure. The basic aim of this department is to introduce new combination of theoretical studies, technologies in industrial applications and research oriented activities. To carry out research in cutting edge areas, both of basic and applied nature, at par with international standards the Ph.D. Students are educated and trained to become world class scientists. The department is globally recognised for its outstanding research in polymer science, solar energy conversion and storage, chemical kinetics, synthesis and evaluation of biological activities, water treatment, coordination chemistry and spectroscopy. The department has suitable infrastructure supported by modern equipments to train the students.

The department imparts education in Physical, Organic, Analytical and Industrial Chemistry at U.G and Ph.D. level. The department has excellent research outputs that are comparable to any High profile academic institution. The department has completed several research programs/schemes sponsored by the national funding agencies like UGC, CSIR, DST, ICAR, DST, ICAR, UPCAST, AICTE etc. The qualified and depicted faculty of this department have published good number of research papers in National and International (around 425) journals of repute. The department also imparts testing and consultancy facilities to the industries of Kanpur and nearby areas to improve the quality of their products. The main strength of the department has been research and development for last nine decades.


The Department of Chemistry aims to train the students with conceptual and experimental tools required to understand the Chemistry from molecules to materials.


  • To awaken the young minds and discover their talents both in theory and practicals.
  • To train and mentor students as responsible scientists and professionals for their involvement in all aspects of life.
  • To encourage and train the students in the broadest and most liberal manner about the advancement of Chemistry in all of its branches through its education, research and service mission.
  • To explore and advance new chemical frontiers in the field of life sciences, physical sciences, medicine, energy and materials.
Head: Dr. Rekha Bali, Professor, Mathematics Department
Dr. C. L. Gahlot

Associate Professor & O/I Chemistry

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Name Designation Mobile No. Email Id Profile
Dr. Sudhir Kumar Gupta Assistant Professor. 9837587477 [email protected] View Profile
Dr. Sadhna Puri Assistant Professor 9415126868 [email protected] View Profile
Dr. Minakshi Garg Assistant Professor 9140898141 [email protected] View Profile

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Administrative Officers

Staff Members


Shri. Surya Naryan Yadav

Jr. Asstt.



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  • Analytical Laboratories(04) For U.G. students
  • Research Laboratories (04)
  • Testing Laboratories (01)

Modern And Costly Equipment

  • Bausch and Lomb Spectrophotometers
  • Ultra Crostate

Special Equipments in Lab

  • Chemical Balances
  • pH Meters
  • Conductivity Meters
  • Melting Point Apparatus
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Water Stills (Distilled Water Apparatus)
  • Hot Air Ovens
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Ultra Violet Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Electrical Balance
  • Cathetometers
  • Electric Shakers
  • Electrophoresis Apparatus
  • Vacuum Ovens

Testing Facilities

The testing facilities are available for the following items in the department:

  • Industrial Water
  • Chemicals (Organic & Inorganic)
  • Coal & Coke
  • Ores, Minerals, Clays and Ceramics
  • Manures and Soils
  • Metal & Alloys (Ferrous & Non-Ferrous)
  • Fertilizers and Manures
  • Cement, Lime and Building Material
  • Essential Oils
  • Pesticides, Insecticides and Disinfectants
  • Gum, Starch & Dextrine
  • Cleaning Solutions

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Research/ Project/ Consultancy
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Achievements and Recent Activities of Department:

1. National Conference on Advances in Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ACSD-2017) organized by Department of Chemistry & Mechanical Engineering, H.B. Technical University, Kanpur at HBTU Kanpur during 22-23 March, 2017.
2. Expert Lecture Series in Chemistry Department Organized by Department of Chemistry at HBTU Kanpur during 18th February to 28th March, 2017.
3. Faculty Development Program on “Material Synthesis and advanced characterization Techniques” organized by the Department of Chemistry at HBTU Kanpur during 1st – 4th December, 2018.


Publications (Since 2015):
1. M. Pandey, B.K. Tiwari, S. K. Yadav, A Review on Potential Usage of Modified Agro Waste Adsorbents for Binding Pb(II), Hg(II) & Cr(VI) Ions from Aqueous Solutions, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 6, 114-120, 2017.

2. Chhagan Lal, Photogalvanic Cell: An efficient device for photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy, Environ. Sc. & Technol., 2,428-433, 2016.

3. Chhagan Lal, Nakul Kumar andRajuChowhan, Synthesis, Characterization of Novel Organic Compounds and Evaluation of their Biological Activities,Int. J. Adv. Res., 2017.

4. Anuradha Singh, C. L. Gehlot and D.K.Singh,Preparation and AdsorptionPerformance of a Novel Chelating Resin containing Pyrogallol Red,Int. J. Scientific Res. Engg. & Technol., 1,148-153, 2016.

5. N Palaniappan, Ivan S. Cole, F. Caballero-Briones, Balasubramanian K. and C. Lal, Praseodymium-decorated grapheme oxide as a corrosion inhibitor in acidic media for the magnesium AZ31 alloy, RSC Adv., 8, 34275-34286, 2018.


Dr. C. L. Gahlot.
Associate Professor & O/I Chemistry

 [email protected]



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