“To empower the students with the fundamentals of Chemistry for an active career in technical education and research”
M1: To contribute quality education in applied chemistry.
M2: To inculcate the significance of chemistry for research and innovation.
The Department is headed by Dr. A Rathna.
The department of chemistry was established in the year 1997.The department has contributed significantly to higher education and research in the area of Pure and Applied Chemistry. It offers chemistry course in the first year for all branches of BE.
From the Desk of HOD
The department has contributed significantly to higher education and research in the area of Pure and Applied Chemistry. It offers chemistry course in the first year for all branches of B.E. The department has highly qualified and senior faculty members; they are actively involved in R & D work, publishing the research articles and textbooks. The results of University examinations have been consistently excellent. The department has established a bio-diesel testing facilities catalyzed by DST, New-Delhi, and Peptide synthesis laboratory supported by VGST, Government of Karnataka is being established. The major equipment in the department is Gas Chromatograph, Karl Fisher Analyser, Rota evaporator. IR and UV-Vis spectrometers are being procured. The prominent research areas are peptide synthesis, drug extraction from natural products, catalysis, biodiesel, nanomaterials and coordination chemistry. The department has conducted VTU-VGST sponsored Faculty Development Programme in the field of “recent trends in applied chemistry and nanotechnology”. Popular lecture series has been initiated for the benefit of students.
The department has 03 well equipped laboratories.
|Engineering Chemistry Lab
2. Bio-diesel testing laboratory: “Bio diesel testing facility”funded by Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi (Ref No. DST/TSG/AF/2008/54). The lab equipped with major equipment such as Gas Chromatograph, Karl-Fischer Moisture analyzer, Density Hydrometers, Viscosity bath and Viscometers, Pesky Martens closed cup apparatus, Copper strip corrosion test apparatus with digital temperature control –cum-indicator, Digital Potentiometer (MV titrator), Oil centrifuge, Max. Speed 1800 RPM, Karl fisher Moisture analyzer digital automatic: Auto titrator, Hot Air Oven- Digital, Muffel Furnace, Vacuum Distillation Unit.3. Peptide synthesis laboratory: Ongoing project on “Establishment of R&D facilities for synthesis, characterization and study on applications of protein based polymers” (VGST/CISEE/GRD-326, 2014-15(2015-16)) funded by VGST under CISEE program. The lab is well equipped with the state- of -art facilities with a clean room concept for synthetic chemistry. Under the project, a fully state of the art facilities for synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds is being created. Facilities such as Rotavapor + High pressure vacuum pump + Chiller, Refrigerator, Hot air oven, Geared stirrers, UV-viewing cabinet, Deep Freezer, Soxhlet extractors are procured and Double beam UV-Vis, and FTIR spectrophotometer are being procured.
|Dr. A. Rathna||Professor & HOD||M Sc., Ph D.||Theoretical organic chemistry|
|Dr. Mahesh B||Associate Professor||M Sc., Ph D.||Synthetic organic chemistry|
|Dr. Roopashree B||Assistant Professor||M Sc., Ph D.||Organic chemistry & coordination chemistry|
|Kathyayani D||Assistant Professor||M Sc.||General chemistry|
|Puneetha J||Assistant Professor||M Sc.||Industrial chemistry|
|BASAVARAJU B R||Lab Instructor||M Sc.,||General Chemistry|
|Suresh CS||Lab helper||ITI, BA, B Lib||–|
|Kiran G M||Lab helper||ITI||–|
R & D Activities.R & D Activities:
Faculty members are active in publishing their research findings in peer-reviewed journals and in writing books.
Details of Projects
|Sl. No.||Principal Investigator||Project||
|1||Dr. Mahesh B Associate Professor & Head of the Department||“Establishment of R & D facilities for synthesis, characterization, and study of applications of protein-based polymers” sanctioned by VGST, Government Of Karnataka under CISEE Programme.
Grant No: GRD-326(2015-18)
|Rs. 30.0 Lakhs|
|2.||Dr. A Rathna Professor||“Development of laboratory testing facility for bio-diesel production center at JSSATE” Sanctioned by Department of Science and Technology, Government Of India, New Delhi.
Ref No. DST/TSG/AF/2008/54
|Rs. 19.2 Lakhs|
|2||Dr. A Rathna Professor
Dr. Mahesh B Associate Professor
|Recent advances in Applied Chemistry and Nanotechnology. VGST-VTU (26th to 31st March 2012)
Ref No. VTU/Aca/2011-12/A-9/12669
|Rs. 2.0 Lakhs|
The inauguration of popular lecture series in Chemistry and Inaugural lecture on “E-waste recycling and Environmental protection” was organized by the Department of Chemistry, JSSATE, Bengaluru, on 14th October 2015. Dr. Keshav A Bulbule, Technical Advisor to E-parisara, Government of India was the chief guest. The popular lecture series was arranged for students to inculcate and also to expose them to the latest developments in chemistry pertaining to health, energy, water, technology and environment.