Mandatory Disclosure of Engineering Chemistry Department

Department Name CHEMISTRY
Course BE
Level UG
Headed By DR. MAHESH B
Number of faculty 05
Total Area (in square mtr. ) 180+33= 213
Number of class rooms 05 (FIRST YEAR)
Size of class room (in square mtr. ) 33
Number of class room with projectors 05



Number of labs TWO
List of Equipments De-ionizer plant, Distillation unit, Flame Photometers, Spectrophotometers, Digital pH meters, Shimadzu electronic weighing balance, conductivity meters, Oil vacuum pump, Gas Chromatograph, Karl-Fischer Moisture analyzer, Density Hydrometers, Viscosity bath and Viscometers, Pensky Martens closed cup apparatus, Copper strip corrosion test apparatus with digital temperature control–cum-indicator, Digital Potentiometer (MV titrator), Oil centrifuge, Karl Fisher Moisture analyzer digital automatic: Auto titrator, Hot Air Oven- Digital, Muffle Furnace, Vacuum Distillation Unit, Rota vapor + High pressure vacuum pump + Chiller, Refrigerator, Hot air oven, Geared stirrers, UV-viewing cabinet, Deep Freezer, Soxhlet extractors
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Faculty list

Name Designation
DR. A. RATHNA M.Sc., Ph D. Professor
DR. MAHESH B, M.Sc., Ph D. Associate Professor & HOD
DR. ROOPASHREE B, M.Sc., Ph D. Assistant Professor
KATHYAYANI D, M.Sc., Assistant Professor
PUNEETHA J, M.Sc., Assistant Professor



% Students passed with Distinction                                                               :


Academic Year Theory Lab
2016-17 31 93
2015-16 25 88
2014-15 24 86
2013-14 26 91
2012-13 33 89
2011-12 25 91
% Students passed with First Class : 2016-17 24 4.7
2015-16 22 6
2014-15 28 10
2013-14 36 7
2012-13 37 9
2011-12 32 7


Doctoral Programme leading to Ph.D. : Number of Guides available in the Dept.  : 03

Number candidates awarded Ph.D.          : -Nil-

(Department as research centre)

Number of candidates registered for Ph.D. : 06

Foreign Collaborations, if any : -Nil-
Professional Society Memberships : -Nil-
Professional activities :
  • Faculty Development programme on Recent Advances in Applied Chemistry and Nano Technology (26-3-2012 to 30-03-2012)
  • The department has initiated the special lecture series under “Popular Lecture Series”. The objective of the lecture series is to inculcate and also to give exposure on the latest developments in chemistry pertaining to health, energy, water and environment to students and staff members. Inaugural lecture on “E-waste recycling and Environmental protection” on 14th October 2015, by  Dr. Keshav A Bulbule, Technical Advisor to E-parisara, Government of India.
  •  2nd Popular lecture on “Environment and its Management” by Mr Vivek R Gurjar, Governing Council member, Indian institution of plant engineers, Karnataka chapter, Bengaluru on 05th October 2016.

·         “Capacity Building programme on Research & Development” was organized by the Department of chemistry for the faculty members on 16-01-2017 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm.   Dr.K.G.Satyanarayana, formerly visiting professor, Federal University, Curitiba (PR, Brazil), Consulting Scientist and Honarary professor, Poornaprajna Institute for Scientific Research, Bengaluru was the speaker.

  • “Interaction between Industry and Institute for better opportunities” was organized by the Department of chemistry on 01-02-2017.  Dr.R.C.Jagadeesh, Director, Global Competence Centre, Cement Industry, Klueber Lubrications India Private Limited, Bengaluru. Former Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry, Bengaluru, was the speaker.
Consultancy activities : -Nil-
Grants fetched : 03
Department Achievements:

·         Dr. Mahesh B, Associate Professor and HOD, Chemistry has been sanctioned Rs. 30 Lakhs by VGST (2015-18), Government of Karnataka under the scheme CISEE (GRD-326) for the “Establishment of R & D facilities for the synthesis, characterization, and study on applications of protein based polymers”.

  • Dr. A Rathna, Professor in Chemistry has been sanctioned Rs.  19.2 lakhs (Ref No. DST/TSG/AF/2008/54) to set up the “Bio diesel testing facility” by Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi- Project completed successfully.
  • The department has conducted VTU-VGST sponsored Faculty Development Programme in the field of “Recent Trends in Applied Chemistry and Nanotechnology” from 26th to 30th of March 2012 for faculties of VTU affiliated Engineering colleges.
  • Department is recognized as R&D centre, VTU- Belagavi, 06 students have registered for their PhD degree by research in Chemistry.
  • Faculty members are active in publishing their research findings in peer-reviewed journals and in writing books.


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