Chemistry is the central science. Chemistry encompasses the synthesis and study of molecules and materials, the exploration of their properties and the development of ways to use them in real life. This involves an understanding of the mechanisms of reactions and processes that occur at the molecular level. An understanding of the principles of chemistry underlines disciplines such as biochemistry, engineering, food science, materials science, nanotechnology and pharmacy. Some of the major areas of study are: - synthetic chemistry - the development of new methodologies to explore the synthesis of new drugs, new materials or new molecular devices - polymer chemistry - the preparation and study of new polymers with uses as materials, electronic devices, and medicine - computational chemistry - understanding and predicting the structures and reactivities of molecules and short-lived intermediates using high-level theoretical calculations and powerful supercomputers - surface chemistry - chemistry occurring at interfaces. This is important in many biological processes, in the study of catalysts, and in nanotechnology, and - spectroscopy - examining the interactions between matter and electromagnetic radiation to determine chemical structures and reactivities.

Chemistry laboratory in NITER is suitable for getting practical classes of 60 students at a time. Both organic and inorganic types of practical classes are done at a convenient atmosphere.

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