Chemistry, a branch of physical science, is the study of the composition, properties and change of matter. French Chemist, Antoni Lavoesie is the father of modern Chemistry. We have got some world famous Chemists who laid the foundation of Chemistry in our country and made the subject attractive. In this connection we remember with respect Dr. Kudrat-E-Khuda, Prof. Mokarram Hossain Khundoker, Prof. Ali Nawab, Prof. S. Z. Haider, Prof. Mofiz Uddin Ahmed, Dr. Fazlul Halim Chowdhary, Dr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Dr. Syed Safiullah and Prof. Abu Saleh.
The century old Rajshahi College founded in 1873 has been playing an active role in the development of educational, social and political culture of the people of this subcontinent. Chemistry Department is its pride. Chemistry is one of the important discipline of this institution where students are awaraded graduation and post graduation degrees. Moreover, Chemistry is a compulsory subject for the students of science group in the higher secondary class.
The People’s Republic of Bangla-desh opened Honors courses in several subjects in this college in 1972. Chemistry is one of them. Bachelor of Honors degree in Chemistry is being awarded since 1957 and Master of Science since 1993. National University affiliated the Graduation and Masters Program from the session 1992-1993.
Chemistry Department is situated in a unique position in Rajshahi College campus. The three storied department building consists of five class rooms including two gallery rooms equipped with modern electronic equipments (including audio-visual system supported by multimedia projector), four Practical/ Research Laborateries with sufficient number of scientific instruments, glassware and chemicals. To avoid hazard of load shedding the department is equipped with heavy duty generator and Instant Power Supply (IPS). Moreover, about two thousand books are available in Seminar Library of the department.
We have a spacious and furnished teacher’s common room with essential amenities. There is also a well furnished guest room for guest teachers and external examiners.
Now Chemistry Department enrolls about 750 students under graduation and post graduation program every year.
Students passing out from Chemistry Department are working with reputation in many fields. Besides glorious academic attainments the members of the teaching staff and the students of this Department regularly take part in co-curricular activities and they try to give a good account of themselves.
At present 14 teachers, 4 MLSSs, 1 computer operator and 1 mechanic are serving this department with full enthusiasm. They all are sincere in their respective fields. The present vice principal Prof. Md. Habibur Rahman served this Department from 03.06.2001 to 23.02.2009. The first Head to serve this department was Dr. Md. Kiam Uddin. At first Babu Khirod Mohon Sen joined as a teacher of Chemistry in 1923 and served till 1934. On the other hand, the first Muslim teacher of this Department, Mr. Md. Wahed Box served from 1944-1953. We always acknowledge their contribution. The existing Departmental Head, Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Hayat has been serving since 27.03.10. He is our 20th Departmental Head. Under the dynamic leadership of the present Head, the Department is marching towards glory.
Last five years result of Honors
Are working with reputation in many fields. Besides glorious academic attainments the members of the teaching staff and the students of this Department of regularly take part in co-curricular activities and they try to give a good account of themselves.
At present in our Department 14 teachers, 4 MLSS 1 Computer Operator, 1 mechanic work team spirit as if all are family members. They are all sincere in there respective fields. In this department, first Departmental Chairman was Dr. Md. Kiam Uddin Before in 1962. At first Babu Khirod Mohon Sen joined as teacher of chemistry in 19.12.1923 and served till 18.07.1934. In the other hand first Muslim teacher in this Department was Mr. Md. Wahed Box from 1944-1953. We remember them.
Our present Departmental Chairman is Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Hayat is acting form 27.03.2010. He is our 20th Departmental Chairman. Under the dynamic leadership of present Departmental Chairman, our Depart5ment is enriched its name and fame.
Besides glorious academic attainments the members of the teaching staff and the students of this department regularly take part in co-curricular activities and they try to give a good account of themselves.
Let us all hope that the department of chemistry of Rajshahi College will continue to produce efficient and competent good citizens for our beloved country.