Bansi Kalra

Bansi Kalra

Teaching has been my love and passion ever since I came to Hollins. During this time I have taught courses at all levels. I believe that the teaching of a beginning course in chemistry is very exciting and enjoyable if the teacher is really interested in his/her students. I have always had the privilege of teaching Chem 101, the first course in general chemistry and I have always enjoyed it.

For students afraid of mathematics and science, I offer a a Short Term course, “Hands on Chemistry,” giving them a chance to come to a chemistry lab and find out that chemistry can be fun and that they can learn and use analytical techniques employed by “real” chemists.

The other courses I teach are Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry and have taught Environmental Analysis, introducing some of the techniques and the instruments used in the chemical analysis of environmental pollutants.

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry I and II
  • Hands on Chemistry


  • Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1973
  • M.Sc., Panjab University, India
  • B.Sc., Panjab University, India