Chemistry Department was established in the year 1973. At present B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses are being run by the Department. Department have published more than sixty research papers in different International and National journals. Presently fifteen students are working their Ph.D. in different topics under the supervision of faculty. Research activities are mainly focused on the chemical analysis of the medicinal plants of the Himalayan region for the isolation and characterization of bioactives. Identification of natural dyes and their improvement by mordanting is also being carried out. Besides this, collaborative work is being done with Physics Department on the study of fluorescence of some nitrogen containing dyes and metal uptake by crown ethers. Department is doing collaborative research with FRI, Dehradun, IARI, New Delhi and CDRI, Lucknow at the national level. International collaborations are with School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK, School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK, School of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Ohio State University, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Hiroshima, Japan, Missouri University U. K. The department is sponsored by UGC –SAP and DST FIST programmes.