The Chemistry Department was the first department to be established in B. P. Baria Science Institute, Navsari in the year 1946. The department has finished 61 years and is as old as the college itself. From the beginning, chemistry is being taught as the Principal subject in T.Y. B.Sc and as subsidiary subjects at the F.Y. and S. Y. B. Sc. level, in the college. The first batch of B. Sc. ( Chemistry ) graduated out in the year 1950.
The region between Bombay and Ahmedabad has seen a tremendous growth in the establishment of many Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries and the department has fulfilled its mission of providing well trained graduates to augment both the individual progress of the graduating students as well as economic development in this region and thus of the country. A majority of the students graduating from the department are well placed in various industries and the rest of them have proceeded to do their M.Sc. and Ph. D. degrees and are active in the teaching and research.
The department has well experienced, qualified, efficient and enthusiastic teaching staff and fully competent administrative staff. The number of students opting for chemistry as their principal subject has always been high, as compared to the other subjects taught in our college. The department is fully equipped, with four spacious laboratories for each class and all other requirements.
The department is spread over an area of 7513 sq. ft ( i.e.697.95 sq. m ) and has spacious and well equipped laboratories. The department has separate laboratories for F. Y. B. Sc, S. Y. B. Sc and T. Y. B. Sc. students. The department has its own power generator and provides modest comforts to its students and staff.