Eeshankur Saikia (Physical Science Division) Head of the Department
MSc (Delhi) PhD (Delhi)
Astrophysics, Computational Physics
About the Department:
With a strong pool of human resources, teaching here since 2009, from three basic streams of science-- Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematical Science-- and having collaborative man power from engineering disciplines, such as, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Electronics, Instrumentation etc. and supported by adequate facilities, the Department has been handling multidisciplinary programmes / courses, both for teaching and research. Thus, the Department offers the following CBCS-SWAYAM enabled PG programmes, apart from conducting the regular PhD programmes, and AICTE prescribed mandatory Science Elective courses, for all the BTech programmes, besides the core science courses in first two semesters:
# MTech in Material Science and Technology (2 years)
# 2 years Master of Science (MS) in Physical Science, Chemical Science, and Mathematical Science (equivalent to MTech), which is discontinued along with the 4-years BS programme to restructure it to fit it into the evolving UGC/AICTE scheme
II. Research (addressing issues of concern to the society)
Though the details of the ongoing research activities may be found from the individual profiles of the Faculty and Staff members, a brief note for our prospective partners as well as research aspirants mainly, may be found below, on new methodologies / areas of active research to be explored by the Department during coming days, provided we receive adequate support from the funding agencies / industries / collaborating institutes:
# Materials (both Micro and Nano) Science and Technology with emphasis on applications, addressing the need of the hour, through Modeling, Simulation, Data Analytics, and Design of Smart Materials to find usage in Green Technology based industries
# Fabrication of modeled / simulated materials
# Device fabrication as well as customization, based on MEMS and NEMS, using the state-of-the-art technology to be developed in Phase-I, with a view to cater to the demands of the existing market through the Start-ups to be promoted in parallel with the research activities, in order to make the ongoing / proposed collaborative teaching-research sustainable.
Senior Laboratory Assistant
MSc (Information Technology)
Rajendra Nath Deka
MSc (Electronics), MTech (Elec. & Commun. Tech.)
Dr. Bhargab Medhi
MSc (Computer Science), PhD (Instrumentation & USIC)
Dr. Mrinal Kanti Debanath
MSc (Physics), PhD (Physics)
Dr. Ranjan Kumar Bharali
MSc (Chemistry), PhD (Chemistry)
Munin Chandra Das
Nayan Moni Patgiri
Sankar Moni Borah
MSc (Physics) (Gauhati), PhD (Physics) (IASST-Gauhati)
Research interest : Plasma Physics, Materials Science
MSc (Chemistry) (Gauhati), PhD (Chemistry) (IASST-Gauhati)
Research interest : Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
CSIR Senior Research Associate (Pool Officer)
1. Dr. Manoj Kr. Deka (ongoing)
Area of Specialisation / Research area – PLASMA PHYSICS (Theory/Experimental)
DST - Young Scientist
1. Manoj Kumar Deka (Completed)
MSc (Physics) (Tezpur), PhD (Physics) (IASST-Gauhati)
Area of Specialisation / Research area – PLASMA PHYSICS (Theory/Experimental)
2. Mohit Lal Deb (Completed)
MSc (Chemistry) (Tripura), PhD (Chemistry) (Dibrugarh)
Area of Specialisation / Research area - Synthetic Organic Chemistry
1. Saugata Purkayasta (Mathematical Science) (Completed)
2. Karabi Rajbongshi (Mathematical Science) (Completed)
3. Abu Taleb Miah (Chemical Science) (Completed)
4. Deepjyoti Borgohain (Mathematical Science) (Completed)
5. Dilip Saikia (Physical Science) (Completed)
6. Junu Basumatary (Chemical Science) (Completed)
7. Monalisha Goswami (Physical Science) (Completed)
8. Prantu Dutta (Chemical Science) (Completed)
9. Rajat Kanti Saha (Physical Science) (Completed)
10. Himangshu Rajbonshi (Physical Science) (Completed)
11. Rajendra Nath Deka (Physical Science)
12. Ashok Singh (Physical Science)
13. Ananta Saikia (Chemical Science)
14. Hemanta Kumar Baruah (Chemical Science) (Completed)
15. Choitanya Dev Pegu (Chemical Science) (Completed)
16. Kailash Barman (Chemical Science) (Completed)
17. Bhaskar Deka (Chemical Science) (Completed)
18. Bijoy Tudu (Chemical Science)
19. Chinmoy Kalita (Chemical Science)
20. Ibrahim Ali (Chemical Science)
21. Mahasweta Choudhury (Chemical Science) (Completed)
22. Mrinal Jyoti Bezbaruah (Chemical Science)
23. Paran Jyoti Borpatra (Chemical Science) (Completed)
24. Shruti Sharma (Chemical Science) (Completed)
25. Pankaj K Nath (Mathematical Science) (Completed)
26. Jayanta Deka (Physical Science)
27. Maharnab Bhattacharjee (Physical Science)
28. Parvej Reja Saleh (Physical Science)
29. Rissnalin Syiemlieh (Physical Science)
30. Samir Thakur (Physical Science)
31. Trishna Moni Das (Physical Science)
32. Gaurav Kumar Rastogi (Chemical Science)
33. Rajashree Bortamuly (Chemical Science)
34. Pranami Mahanta (Chemical Science)
35. Pranjit Sarma (Chemical Science)
36. Iftakur Rahman (Chemical Science)
37. Bipradip Chakraborty (Physical Science)
38. Dibyajyoti Kalita (Physical Science)
39. Dhritimaan Gogoi (Physical Science)
40. Pallabjyoti Kakoti (Physical Science)
41. Pallabi Boro (Physical Science)
42. Pratyush Phukan (Physical Science)
43. Nilim Lahon (Physical Science)
44. Debasish Hazarika (Physical Science)
45. Benjir Ahmed (Chemical Science)
46. B Shriya Saikia (Chemical Science)
47. Pratyashee Barukial (Chemical Science)
48. Trishanku Kashyap (Chemical Science)
49. Partha Pratim Sarma (Chemical Science)
50. Sultana Rijuwana Haque (Physical Science)
# Mr. Lapir Moses from Uganda, has joined for M.Tech. in Material Science and Technology. He is the first International Student to the department.
# Dr. Pranjal Kr. Baruah has received recognition as one of the top 5% most cited authors in Royal Society of Chemistry journals, 2020.
# Dr. Pranjal Saikia's research findings have been published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.
# Dr. Pranjal Kr. Baruah's research findings have been published in Environmental Chemistry Letters.
# Dr. Pranjal Saiki's research findings have been published in Journal of Energy Storage.
** Dr. Suparna Bhattacharjee, Assistant Professor has received Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellowship from MeitY, Govt. of India.
** Dr. Pranjal Kr. Baruah's recent paper has been accepted as Cover Page Article in the Journal "European Journal of Organic Chemistry" 2020, Issue 4, pp 407.
** Dr. Eeshankur Saikia's research finding has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing).
** Dr. Pranjal Saikia's research finding has been accepted for publication in Solar RRL (Wiley-VCH).
**Dr. Sunanda Naik has become one among Top Authors of Journal of Analysis (https://mathscinet.ams.org/mathscinet/search/journal/profile?groupId=3680)
Point of Contact:
(1) Dr. Bipul Bezbaruah
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: +91 9854634789
(2) Mr. Rajendra Nath Deka
Email: email@example.com, Phone: +91 8638704186
Strategy and Action plan :
Department of Applied Sciences (New GUIST Building)
Gauhati University, Jalukbari, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone :0361 2672213
1. Master of Technology (MTech) in Material Science and Technology.
2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in three different disciplines - Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, and Physical Science.
3. The Department is also involved in the common courses for all the years of the various Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programmes offered by GUIST.
4. 4 year Bachelor of Science (BS) and 2 year Master of Science (MS) programmes in Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, and Physical Science programmes (discontinued as per existing MHRD directive).
MTech (MST): PEOs, POs, and PSOs
Name of the programme: MTech in Materials Science and Technology
There will be a written examination consisting of objective and descriptive questions. The paper will have three sections - Section A: General objective type MCQ (20 marks), Section B: Subject specific objective type MCQ (50 marks), Section C: Subject specific descriptive type MCQ (30 marks).
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
After successful completion of the programme, the student will be able to
MST_PEO1: Apply concepts of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computing to Materials Science and Technology
MST_PEO2: Design, develop, and fabricate interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary systems
MST_PEO3: Demonstrate effective communication skills, team work, ethics, leadership in preparation for a successful career in Research and Industry.
Programme Outcomes (POs)
The passing out student will be able to
PO1: Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO2: Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO3: Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO4: Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5: Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO6: The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO7: Environment and sustainability: Impact analysis of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO9: Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO11: Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
After successful completion of the programme, the passing out student
PSO1: should be able to apply the concepts of Material Science, Material Fabrication, Material Characterization, and Material Technology in analyzing the work being handled in relevant fields/domains of activity.
PSO2: should be able to associate the learning from the courses related to Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Computing, and Laboratory Practices to arrive at solutions to real world problems.
PSO3: should possess the required skill-set to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms, to carry forward the work already done, keeping an eye on the organizational goal with adequate road maps, demonstrating the practice of professional ethics and concern for societal and environmental well-being.
Outline of the Programme:
MTech in Materials Science and Technology programme covers: Basic Sciences (15%), Engineering Sciences (15%), Professional Subjects (core) (40%), Professional Subjects (Electives) (10%), Other Electives (2%), and Project Work / Seminar (8%). Few electives as well as the curriculum based Project Work are industry/R&D institution collaborative, and taught/formulated after consultation with industry experts.
Name of the programme: PhD in (i) Chemical Science, (ii) Mathematical Science, and (iii) Physical Science
Duration of the programme: Minimum 3 years
Intake capacity: As per availability of vacancy
Admission: Through GU-RET process
Click on the link below for the revised BTech 1st year course curriculum as per the fresh AICTE guidelines 2018:
Click on the link below for Science Core as well as Mandatory Science Elective Courses for all BTech branches / programmes, syllabi, and their respective CO's offered by the department.
Click on the links below for all Post Graduate courses, syllabi, and their respective CO's offered by the department.
Click on the link below for course work syllabus for PhD program offered by the department.
1. Bridge Courses for newly admitted BTech students (student is advised to check the Time Table for classes / tutorials):
Users availing any of these facilities must duly acknowledge the same (Name of the instrument with model no. and make alongwith the Department's name i.e. Department of Applied Sciences, GU) in their research publications.
1) Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer (Model: Spectrum 2, Perkin Elmer).
2) Ultraviolet visible (UV-vis) spectrometer -02 nos (Model:Lambda :35, Perkin Elmer).
3) Gas Chromatograph system ( Model: Claurus 580, Perkin Elmer).
4) Bipotentiostate (Model: Model 2322, BAS INC)/Rotating Disc Electrode.
5) Fluorescence spectrphotometer ( Model F-2700, Hitachi).
6) Microwave Reactor (MONOWAVE 200) .
7) Solar Simulator (Model: SS50AAA, Photo Emission Tech.).
8) Spin coater (Spintronix).
9) Ultrasonicator (Probe).
10) Non-microwave Reactor.
11) Sputtering Unit.
12) Rotary Evaporator.
13) Melting Point Apparatus.
14) Fume Hood
16) Muffle furnace/Tube Furnace (Up to 1500 degree C).
17) Fix Bed Reactor Setup.
1. National Conference on "Recent Advances in Applied Sciences" (RAAS'2019) on May 17-18, 2019.
2. "Lecture Series:Materials Science" on March 29, 2019.
MSc (Delhi) PhD (Delhi)
Astrophysics, Computational Physics
MSc (Dibrugarh) PhD (NCL Pune)
Organic Chemistry, Foldamer and Catalysis
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IICT Hyderabad)
Nanoscience, Energy and Environment
MA (Sambalpur) MPhil (Sambalpur) PhD (IIT Madras)
Complex Analysis, Special Functions and Theory of Function Spaces
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati-IUCAA)
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry
MSc (NEHU) PhD (NEHU)
MSc (IIT Guwahati) PhD (Gauhati)
Mathematics and Computing, Fluid Dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics
MSc (Dibrugarh) PhD (Dibrugarh)
Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Materials Science