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. 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
The Department has two Laboratories for first year students covering an area of 1500 square feet each.Read More
The Department has well-equipped Synthetic Organic, Electrochemical and Nano chemistry Research Laboratories.Read More
The Engineering Chemistry Laboratory, a core course, is offered to all the first year Engineering Students. The course carries out basic Volumetric and Instrumental experiments correlating the theoretical aspects of Engineering Chemistry. The Department has two spacious Laboratories with an area of 1500 square feet each for the purpose.
|1||Analytical Chemical Balances||The Oriental/Sartorium/VIBRA|
|2||Digital Photoelectric Colorimeter||Systronics/ Equiptronics|
|3||Digital pH meter||Systronics MK-VI|
|4||Digital Conductivity Meter||Equiptronics, EQ 660|
|5||Digital Flame Photometer||Elico, CI354|
|6||Digital Potentiometer||Equiptronics, EQ 606|
|7||Digital Stop clock||ESAL|
|8||Digital Thermometer||Eurolab Pen Type|
|10||De-Ionizer Plant||PWEC, AQUOION – TBD 50 & KATPRO|
|11||Electric Hot Plate||Kemi/Rotek|
|13||Hot Air Oven||Rotek/Kemi|
|14||Laboratory Fuming Chamber||Inbuilt|
The Department has well-equipped Synthetic Organic, Electrochemical and Nano chemistry Research Laboratories.
Make: CH Instruments
An electrochemical workstation (CH604E) has a potentiostat at one end and control software on the other. A potentiostat comprises an electric circuit which controls the potential across the cell by sensing changes in its resistance, with the current varying accordingly. This instrument is used to study the corrosion rate of metals or alloys or composite coatings and to carry out electrochemical Impedance tests to measure the polarization resistance of the solution.
DC Power Analyzer
DC power Analyzer (N6705C - Keysight) is used to develop the monolayer and multilayer coating by electrolytic method using different current pulses like square, triangular and trapezoidal etc.
Scientific Microwave Synthesis System
Make: RagaTech, India
The fully Indigenised Scientific Microwave Synthesis System is an ideal replacement for conventional techniques. Involving low volume applications, with an attached reflux condenser and a magnetic stirrer (1200 rpm), the microwave system is equipped with a fully automatic Electronic Control panel with 10power levels (140 W to 700 W) and a temperature meter with flexible probe controller up to500-degree C. A special Microwave Beam Reflector device is designed to rotate the flow of microwaves within the system, which gives uniform and all-round heating. The Synthetic Microwave System is efficiently used for inorganic synthesis of metal oxide nonmaterial and doping. The system can also be employed for Microwave induced Organic Reaction Enhancement (MORE) which has emerged as a simple, clean, fast, economic, environmental and non-traditional method for the synthesis of a large number of organic molecules and drugs.
Papers presented in conferences
The Department has been recognised as a VTU Research Centresince 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
|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|
|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|