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.