The Chemistry Department was introduced as P.G. Centre of Calcutta University from 1976 with M. Sc. student intake capacity of 16 to fulfill the demand of the students of Tripura State. Initially, only the Analytical Chemistry specialization was introduced in M.Sc. Part-II course. In due course, the P.G. Centre (Chemistry Department) of Calcutta University became the full-fledged Department of Tripura University from 2nd October, 1987. With the recruitment of faculty members in Chemistry Department, the Department started three specialization viz. Inorganic, Organic and Physical chemistry in M.Sc. Part-II. The state funded Tripura University was converted in to Central University w. e. f. 2nd July, 2007 and the Department of Chemistry has got new dimensions of expansion. The Department has the distinction of producing NET/SLET/GATE qualified students every year. The Department is actively involved in innovative research activity since its inception and activity has enhanced as financial assistance received from different funding agencies viz. UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT, DST and SERB etc. as major research projects. The major areas of research interest are in the fields of medicinal plants chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, green chemistry, synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, surfactants and colloids etc. The faculty members publish research papers in reputed International and National Journals. Department of Science &Technology, Govt. of India has sanctioned (January 2016) an amount of Rs.1.98 Crore (19.8 million Indian rupee) to the Department for Purchase of a 400 MHz NMR under the FIST Programme (Level - 1) and NMR instrument has been installed and in operation currently. So far sixty three scholars has been received their Ph.D. degree from the Department and twenty one number of scholars now working in the Department for Ph.D. degree.
1976 (Calcutta University’s P.G. Centre).
Department of Chemistry of Tripura University (state) on 2nd October, 1987.
Department of Chemistry of Tripura University (Central) on 2nd July, 2007.