DIAT (DU) Accredited by NAAC with a CGPA 3.21 ‘A’ Grade  MMG Tenders  iCOLD-2023  Conference JRF/SRF

Academic Programs Offered By the Department:

Programmes Title of the Programme Course Structure Accreditation
M..Tech Nano Science and Technology Word file AICTE
M.Sc. Food Technology Word file
Ph.D PhD
Short Term Courses Customized Course for Ordnance Factories Officers (IOFS)

History and Growth of the Department:

Department of Applied Chemistry started in 1985 to impart education and training to the DRDO workforce in high energy materials and propellants. Over the years, the Department has moved on to cater to DRDO and civilian students’ needs to bring the DRDO achievements closer to our society. The Department aims to contribute to our understanding of the chemical world through excellence in observational, theoretical, and experimental science and to extend quantitative and other appropriate methodologies to address problems in the fields of applied chemical science. In Applied Chemistry, we are endowed with dedicated teachers and distinguished researchers who carry out cutting-edge research in all modern areas of Applied Chemistry and the inter-disciplinary regions like nanoscience and technology, high energy materials, polymer science, and technology, etc.

The first Ph.D. student of DIAT (DU) was from the Department of Applied Chemistry. It is currently amongst the Department guiding a very high number of Ph.D. scholars and research publications in DIAT. In addition to Ph.D., there are numbers of M. Tech. & M. Sc. students carrying their PG education. We provide a vibrant and creative learning environment for our students and researchers. We also participate extensively in R&D for various DRDO labs and industries.

In recent times, the Department has made significant contributions to the revenue generation through grant-in-projects and customized courses. The Department of Applied Chemistry imparts education and training to tri-services, DRDO officers, and civilian research scholars in Chemical Technology, Energetic Materials & Polymers & allied courses. The Department contributes to the general understanding of the chemical world through excellence in observational, theoretical, and experimental science and to extend quantitative and other appropriate methodologies to address problems in applied chemical science.

Faculty Members

Sr. No. Name of Faculty Designation Contact Information Email ID Profile Picture View Profile
1 Dr. Shaibal Banerjee Professor 02024604459 view
2 Dr. P.K.Khanna Professor & HOD 02024604460 view
3 Dr. Prashant S. Kulkarni Associate Professor 02024604462 view
4 Dr. Chetan J Bhongale Assistant Professor 02024604463 view

Research Areas: 

  • Development of Novel Energetic Materials
  • Green Chemical Technology
  • Semiconductor/quantum dots Solar cells
  • Large scale development of Nanomaterials for defence
  • Metal-oxide/ Polymer Nano-composites
  • Polymer Membranes for Nuclear waste separation


  • Organic Synthesis
  • Solid/Liquid Propellant
  • Hazardous Material Management
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Organic and Hybrid Nanomaterials
  • Fluorescent Organic Nanocrystals
  • Organic Photovoltaics


Laboratories Infrastructure
  • NMR Lab,
  • Energy & Environmental Lab,
  • Advanced Chemical Technology Lab,
  • TGA-IR Analysis Lab,
  • Food Tech Lab,
  • Instrumentation Lab,
  • M.Tech Lab,
  • Liquid & Gas Propulsion Lab,
  • Solid Propulsion Lab,
  • Organic Synthesis Lab,
  • Quantum dots R & D Lab,
  • Nano Chemistry & Organometallic Lab.


  •  NMR Spectrometer
  • ICP AES Spectrometer
  • TGA-FTIR spectrometer
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Ion Chromatography
  • UV-Visible spectrophotometer
  • UV Nano drop spectrophotometer
  • Vapour Pressure Osmometer
  • Table Top XRD Spectrometer
  • GC-MS Chromatography
  • Bomb calorimeter
  • Spin Coating machine
  • Particle Size Analyzer
  • Gaussian Software


  • DRDO Laboratories,
  • IITs

Departmental Awards & Recognition:

  • Best Teacher Award,
  • DRDO Science day award,
  • Best Paper Award

Other Information:

  • Opportunities for Pursuing Postdoc,
  • JRF and Internship are available in the Department.