Jaipur was founded in the year 1727 and is named after its founder Sawai Jai Singh-II. It is a very popular tourist destination in India famous for its jewellery, gems, arts, crafts, culture, architecture and many more. Famous tourist places of jaipur includes the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Albert Hall, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, Galtaji, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple and the Jaipur Zoo. Temperature remains relatively low during winter season. In January weather of Jaipur is quite pleasant, temperature ranges between 15-20 °C and the evenings are usually colder and require heavy woolen clothing.
The University of Rajasthan is one of the premier and oldest institution of higher education in Rajasthan. It was established as “Rajputana University” on 8th of January, 1947. It is situated in the heart of the Pink City Jaipur. lt is a hub for higher education, has earned several laurels including University with Potential for Excellence and credited with ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has a rich treasure of past glory, enriched with a history of academic brilliance, nurtured over the years by the Professors of international repute, it is commited to weave a bright future for its students and provide them an academic environment conducive to achieve highest goals of excellence. The University offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in 9 different faculties at 37 Departments, 22 Research Centers and 6 Constituent Colleges. The University provides state-of-art research facilities which are supported by different grants like UGC-SAP, UPE, DST-FIST, DST-PURSE, DST-SAIF etc. The University has one of the biggest libraries in India and is treasure trove of rare manuscripts.
The Department of Chemistry came into existence in 1960, it offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses in Chemistry at University campus and B.Sc. pass and honors courses at two constituent Colleges (Maharaja & Maharani). The Department is well known for its par excellence in academic and research programs in various areas of Chemistry. Presently, the Department has 47 faculty members including 15 Associate Professors and 32 Assistant Professors. The Department has been recipient of various grants from National agencies like UGC-SAP, DST-FIST, UGC-CAS, UGC-BSR etc. The Department has well equipped research laboratories and sophisticated instruments. The Department is acknowledged for high quality research at National as well as International levels. Majority of PG students qualify CSIR-NET/JRF examination and/or successfully compete in national level tests of ONGC, DIPP, NTPC, UPSC, GSI, BARC, ISRO, DRDO, Forensic Research Laboratories, CSIR Laboratories, Petroleum and Pharmaceutical companies etc. to get placements.