Chemistry Department

Chemistry Department

The Department Chemistry, since its establishment in 1986, has been playing a profound role in providing a strong basic foundation for first year BE students. The Department offers Engineering Chemistry and Engineering Chemistry Laboratory courses at first and second semester level to approximately 900 students of all branches as a foundation course. The Department practices Outcome Based Education since 2014. The Department has been recognized as a Research Centre by VTU in the year 2011 and presently seven research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D in the Research Centre. From the year 2022-23 Ph.D degree is awarded by Nitte University. The Department has been awarded external and internal research funds and has 40 research papers published in national and international journals to its credit. The Department has well qualified and experienced staffs who involve actively to achieve the vision and mission of the Department.


Partnering with core disciplines of engineering to develop competent engineers with inquisitiveness towards science research and its applications


The department is committed to nurture students to achieve their academic potential, independent thoughts, high ethical standards and to establish inter-disciplinary research programmes


Engineering Chemistry Lab

The Department has two Laboratories for first year students covering an area of 1500 square feet each.

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Research Facility

The Department has well-equipped Synthetic Organic, Electrochemical and Nano chemistry Research Laboratories.

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Research Centre

The Department has been recognised as a VTU Research Centre since 2011 and offers both part-time/full-time Ph.D. programs in Chemistry. The Research Centre is catalysed and supported by Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka.The Department is a recipient of Seed Money Grant from the Institute

Thrust Research Area

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Green Chemistry
  • Multilayer nanocoating for corrosion resistance
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Fabrication of nanocomposites as electrode active material forbatteries
  • Photocatalytic and Sensor applications of Nanocomposites

Doctoral Program (Ph.D.) Details

Sl.No. Name Candidate Institute Research Topic Guide Status
1 Dr.Vineetha Telma D’Souza Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Moodabidri Synthesis and characterization of biologically important quinoline derivatives Dr.Janardhana Nayak Completed
2 Mr. Dayananda P. Excellent Science and Commerce P.U. College, Moodabidri Synthetic and antimicrobial studies of Heterocylic systems containing bridged nitrogen atom. Dr.Janardhana Nayak Ongoing –Thesis submitted
3 Mr.Pushparaj Cauvery Excel PU College, Mandya Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of some pyrazole derivatives Dr.Janardhana Nayak Ongoing –Course work completed
4 Mrs.Divya Baliga Alva’s College, Moodabidri Synthesis and characterization of some novel coumarins for biological applications Dr.Janardhana Nayak Ongoing-VTU ETR completed
5 Mr. Raviprabha K. Shri MadhwaVadiraja Institute of Technology & Management, Bantakal Studies on the corrosion Inhibition of Aluminum by Using some Simple & Flushed [1,2,4] -Triazoles in Acid Medium Dr. Ramesh Bhat Ongoing
6 Mrs.Ranjitha St. Aloysius College, Mangalore Nanostructured cobalt and nickel oxides - Synthesis and effect of doping Dr.Aarti S. Bhatt Ongoing
7 Mrs.Amrutha B.M. Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa College, Madikeri Fabrication of chemically modified electrodes for the determination of electroactive species Dr.Aarti S. Bhatt Ongoing

Research Grants

Sl.No. Name Granting Agency Title of the Project Amount (Lakhs) Year Status
1 Dr. Aarti S Bhatt VGST, Government of Karnataka AgMn3O4 doped graphite felts as advanced electrode materials for vanadium redox flow battery in electric vehicle application. 15 2020 Received
2 Dr. Ramesh Bhat Seed Money NMAMIT Development of Corrosion Resistant and Antimicrobial Touch Surfaces Through layer by layer nano structured Zn-Ni-TiO2 composite coatings 13.8 2017 Sanctioned
3 Dr. Ramesh Bhat Seed Money NMAMIT Production of nanostructured Zn-Ni alloy coatings for industrial applications. 0.7 2016 Completed
4 Dr. Aarti S Bhat VGST, Government of Karnataka NiO nanophosphors: Microwave synthesis microstructure and photoluminescence 4 2015 Completed

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