Department of Chemistry : Morigaon College


The Department of Chemistry was established in the year 1985 along with the Science stream in the oldest building from where the college started its ambitious journey. Recently, with a fund received from the RUSA and K.K. Handique (Morigaon College Branch), the new building has been preserved and is being used to teach undergraduate and higher secondary students. The Department is housed with one research laboratory, three general laboratories, one preparation room, three class rooms, one seminar hall and one staff room.


At the early stage, the department offered only chemistry as a general subject with one faculty member, Mr. Debabrata Sarma. After few years, Mr. Sarma was accompanied by other faculty members viz. Akhil Kr. Gohain, Dr. Arunima Sarma and Pushpa Jyoti Mahanta. One post was transferred to Hindi after Mr. Gohain's demise in 2001, leaving the department with three sanctioned posts. Unfortunately, in June 03 2021, Mr. Mahanta was also passed away. On 20 August 2021, Dr. Swagata Baruah has joined the department against vacant position of Sri Debabrata Sarma (retired).

B.Sc. Honours Course in Chemistry was introduced in 2012 . A number of alumni of this department have made it to the institutions of higher education like Gauhati University, IASST, etc. Dr. Sarma of the department is actively involved in research activities. A number of major and minor projects have already been completed. 2 research scholars are pursuing their PhD under her guidance.


The aim of the department is

"to enrich the students in the nearby area with both theoretical and experimental knowledge of chemistry".


Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya (तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय)


Providing quality education in emerging fields of chemistry to produce knowledgeable and cultured human resources, contributing to the process of national development.


Upliftment of rural masses through appropriate education.

Empower the socially, economically and educationally marginalized sections of the rural society of the region.

Augment a new generation of students for contributing to the future knowledge economy.


To create an academically sound platform that nurtures, motivates and inspires excellence in acquiring knowledge in chemistry along with concerns for a greener environment

Courses Offered

1. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honours)

2. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Generic)

3. Higher Secondary Chemistry

4. Add on (Certificate) courses

  • The Basic Science of Climate Change
  • Hands on Training on Basic Chemistry Software
  • Manufacturing of Domestic Items

Resources of the Department

Number of Class rooms                       : 04

Number of Laboratory                         : 03

Number of Library                               : 01

Others (PhD leading Research Laboratory): 01



(i) Qualified, experienced and dedicated teaching faculty.

(ii) Departmental library and Laboratories with sufficient equipments.

(iii) Faculty contributing in research activities which influence students to higher study.

(iv) Effective use of ICT in teaching learning process.

(v) Student centric functioning with mentoring, counselling through teachers and Effective academic monitoring.

(vi) Safe and Secured Environment for girl students.

(vii) Faculty take part in revenue generation.


(i) Lack of teaching faculty

(ii) Less Industry – Institute interaction.

(iii) Moderate Placement ratio.

(iv) Less student pursuing higher education.

(v) Involvement of Alumni at Institute level is less.


(i) To arrange more number of FDPs / National Level /International Level conferences.

(ii) To arrange specialized training programs by the faculty.

(iii) Scope for interdisciplinary and sponsored projects.

(iv) Scope for improvement of digital literacy amongst the students.


(i) Strengthen Industry-Institute Interaction.

(ii) More placements in core companies.

(iii) Encouraging students for competitive examinations and higher studies.

(iv) Networking and strengthening relationship with stakeholders.

(v) More focus on Industrial training for faculty and students.

(vi) Girl students with varied socio- economic background.

Activities of the Department

The department of Chemistry actively participated on the following:

  •       Industrial Visit
  •       Awareness programme
  •       Cleanliness drive
  •       Extension work
  •       Invited talk
  •       Seminar
  •       Group Discussion


Awards of the Department

Neem Mission Award, 2005

Publication of the Department

 1. E-magazine with QR Code

2.  Two Wall magazines

Achievements of the Department

1. Arishma Buragohain (batch 2014-17) has qualified UGC NET JRF held on 2020 and now pursues her PhD at Gauhati University.

2. Nasrin Sultana (batch 2014-17) has got the DST-INSPIRE fellowship and now pursues her PhD at IASST, Guwahati.

3. Secured 3rd position at Departmental Cultural Rally Competition held in 2018-19 college week

4. Secured 3rd position at Departmental Cultural Rally Competition held in 2022-23 college week

Future Plan of the Department

To organize workshop/seminar for teachers as well as students

Promotion of Research culture among faculties and students

To establish collaboration and exchange program for faculties with other institutions

To submit proposals to funding agencies for research and modernization of Laboratories

Field trip to various higher educational institute & industries to make a linkage with students for research work

Best Practices

Department of Chemistry focuses not only on the completion of the course but also provides a platform to enhance their ability by organizing many events such as:

     ♦ Workshops

     ♦ Seminars

     ♦ Industrial visit

     ♦ Quiz

     ♦ Expert lecture on various topics

     ♦ Participating in National and International conferences

     ♦ Project

     ♦ Poster Presentation Competition.