The Department is started in the year 1994 and presently it has 27 faculty members with 21 PhDs from various universities in India and abroad. The Department offers Five year integrated MSc and PhD programs in Physics and Chemistry.The Department has expertise in various fields such as Theoretical Nuclear and Quantum Physics, Biosensors, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Fuel cells, Electrochemistry, Organometallics, Quantum Optics, Non linear optics, Medicinal Organic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Solar cells, Thin films, Corrosion, Environmental Chemistry, Ion traps, Atomic physics and Laser Materials Processing.
The Department of Chemistry offers Core Courses, Laboratory Courses and Science Elective Courses for the B. Tech. students.
Faculty members in the department are enthusiastically involved in conducting conferences, workshops, seminars, guest lecturers throughout the year. These events provide a good platform to students, research scholars and faculty members to showcase their talents and ideas. Students from physics and chemistry background, in the department, have consistently been taking part in many contests happens across nation.
The research at the department aims to take up projects catering to the needs of the society. The department's research efforts are improved by collaborations with leading research universities and industries around the world. Students often come up with innovative research ideas and projects that under the guidance and augmentation of learned faculties.
Members of teaching faculty and students at Department of Sciences have always strived to be the better among the best. They have been laurelled with numerous awards in recognition of their disciplinary knowledge and research endeavors that have often contributed to the upliftment of society. Inspired by the humanitarian doctrines incorporated into the vision of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, most of the research and development initiatives try to translate the current technology to the community.
Inspired by Amma's vision to create a world-class research and teaching institution in India, the past few years have seen a trend of many eminent academicians from around the world having joined Amrita full-time to pursue their careers here. These include not only people of Indian origin but also several people from the West. All three Schools have seen a phenomenon of "brain-gain" versus the more conventional "brain-drain" where-in highly qualified people from the West have moved back to India inspired by Amma's vision for building top centers for learning in India.
The Department of Science has set up a few labs in order to carry out research in the identfied thrust areas. These labs have facilites to conduct research at all levels. Students from Undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes are actively involved in this lab to do research. Also research scholars and faculty members guide these students to do research in these labs. We aim at setting up a reseach hub that would eventually become a center of excellence.