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The Department of Chemistry, Shillong College was establishedon the 22nd July 1963, along with other science departments, under the supervision of the founder Principal, (Late) Shri S. C. Datta in whose name the Memorial Lecture of the Department of Chemistry is being organized this year 2020. In its infancy, the Department had a humble beginning when Dr P. V. R. Rao (Lecturer, Lady Keane College) was looking after the department as a part-time teacher and later joined by Shri Kalipada Nath as the Demonstrator. The Department got its impetus when Shri Puroshottam Deb joined in March 1964 as the first regular full-time faculty who served in the department for just 25 years but due to  his premature death in 1989,  Dr. Sudhir Kr. Gupta took over as the Head of the Department and served till his retirement on 31st January, 2006, when Shri TeibimJalaKharbhih became Head of the Department and due to retire in 2018, Dr C.Masharing joined in  place of Dr S.K.Gupta in 2006 and Shri K.Umdor joined in   the year 2003.HoweverShri Kharbhih could not remain for long as Head due to hissudden demise on 26th November 2012 while in service.  Since then DrManabendra Nath Bhattacharjee took over as Head of the Department till his retirement in June 2016,  after his retirement  Dr D.L.Buam, took over as Head of the Department in 2016 due to the changes that took place though she was due to be Head from 2018. With the retirement of the former Heads of Department, new staff have been appointed in the Department of Chemistry after 2013. Dr B.M.Laloo joined in 2013 in the post of Late Shri T.J.Kharbhih, Dr B.Wahlang joined in the post of Dr M.N.Bhattacharjee. Smt L. Pathaw and Shri M.Dkhar have been appointed for the Higher Secondary Section, and there were part timers who joined from time to time to lend a helping hand, Dr M.Gashnga,  Dr S.Basu, Dr D. Kurbah , Dr I.Syiemlieh
During its formative part many senior teachers from adjoining colleges taught in the department on part-time basis, and these included Shri S. N. Paul, Shri B. H. Roy Choudhury, Shri S. C. Sinha – all from St. Anthony’s College, Dr. A. Hom Choudhury and Shri M. Kalita from St. Edmund’s Collegeand many others . Shri R. Bhattacharjee was the demonstrator who had retired in 2002.  Dr. H. P.Choudhury and Dr. Rathin Ch. Das served as regular teachers during 1965-66 and 1970-75 respectively.  Shri E. R. Solomon  was also a lecturer in the department  during the year 1982-83.Many teachers have rendered their services to the college on part-time basis even on present day depending on the work load and requirement of the Department.
The Department had an efficient laboratory attendant, Shri ChobilalShashroi Nikhil Prmawho passed away in 1998, Shri Tulsi Ram Fulleland  Shri Nikhil Paul also served as laboratory attendant during 1980s.  At present, there are two laboratory attendants - Shri R. Kharkongor and Smt K. Warjri  who are  helping the  teaching staff  in the  laboratory work. Due to the laborious work for both the Degree and Higher Secondary courses, in 2019, Shri Jim Wilson Pathaw joined as laboratory attendant for the Higher Secondary Courses.
The Department of Chemistry took major initiative in celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Teaching Science inShillong College with a year-long programme during 2013-14 which was organized by all Science Departments.  The programme included International Seminar on “Attracting Best Talents in Basic Science”, Science Exhibitions, Students Science Seminar, various competitions, and many others. One of the major achievements of the Department was  in organizing a National Seminar on the Theme  ‘Exploring Recent Advances in Chemistry in Service for Mankind’  on 30th and 31st July 2015, which saw the convergence of many scientists and academicians from various part of the country.
NameEducational Qualification

Working since


Dr.(Smt.) D. L. Buam, (Head)

M. Sc. Ph. D.


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Shri Kenneth Umdor

M. Sc.


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Dr. Cheerfulman Masharing

M. Sc. Ph. D.


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Dr. (Smt.) Badaker M. Laloo

M. Sc. Ph. D.


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Dr. (Smt.) Barisha Wahlang

M. Sc.,Ph. D


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Smt. L. PathawM.Sc





Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Eligibility-H.S.S.L.C/12th Std. or Equivalent Examination in Science having Chemistry (45% marks in Aggregate and 50% marks in the subject in which Honours to be offered)

Departments of Chemistry