The Department of Chemistry was established in 2002 as a supporting department to cater to the academic requirements of I & II semester B. E. students of Visvesvaraya Technological University. In the year 2004, the Department was brought under the scope of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. It caters to the needs of mainstream engineering departments.
It’s a small department with seven faculties and a supporting staff. The academic strength of the Department lies in the dedicated and experienced faculties .Few of them also have industrial and research experience. The laboratory is assisted by an experienced laboratory assistant.
The broad-based curriculum of chemistry includes the study of certain basic concepts and also socially relevant aspects such as Environmental Science and Alternate Energy Sources. The Department also offers elective subjects to higher semester engineering students, keeping in view the latest developments in the field of Applied Science. The Department has a spacious and well-equipped laboratory with sufficient instruments and apparatus to meet the requirements of the syllabus. It also has a small library furnished with reference books and other research materials.
Faculty members are frequently encouraged to update their knowledge by attending Conferences/Seminars/Workshops and other Faculty Development Programs that are in tune with developments in the field of Science & Technology. The Department strives to provide a conducive environment that motivates staff members to engage in research in their respective areas of expertise. Four faculty members of the Department, holding doctoral degrees from premier institutes with publications in peer-reviewed journals to their credit, head Department research activities. Some thrust areas of research include Bio-degradable Polymers and Polymer Nano Composites and Analytical Chemistry.
The chemistry lab supports teaching chemistry lab course to the I year B.Tech. students. It also supports basic research in physics and chemistry.
The Department of Chemistry offers the following programs:
Presently, the department offers following courses for the B.Tech. students.
Core Courses (3 Credit)
Engineering Chemistry (I & II semester)
Laboratory Courses (1 Credit each)
Science Elective Courses (3 Credit each)
Computational Chemistry and Molecular modelling
Chemistry of Engineering Material
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Advanced Polymer chemistry
Organic Synthesis and Stereochemistry
Chemistry of Advanced material
Fuel Cells - Principles and Applications
Polymers for Electronics materials
Chemistry of Toxicology
Unit processes in Organic Synthesis
Solid State Chemistry
Chemistry of Nanomaterials
International Journal Publications
Giridhar Reddy & Akanksha Saxena Pandit. Swelling Behavior of Calcium–Ions Crosslinked Bipolymeric Sodium Alginate– Lignosulphonic Acid Blends,: International Journal of Polymeric materials, Volume No. 60, Page No. 1 - 7.
S. Giridhar Reddy and Akanksha S Pundit. Biodegradable Sodium Alginate and Lignosulphonic Acid Blends: Characterization and Swelling Studies, Polimeros, Volume No. 23, Page No. 13 - 18.
Nanjunda Reddy B. H. et. Al. Assessment of Glass/Drumstick Fruit Fiber (Moringa oleifera) Reinforced Epoxy Hybrid Composites, International Journal of Polymeric Materials, Volume No. 61, Page No. 749 - 7.
B.K. Rai, Rachana Kumari and Amrita Thakur. Antimicrobial Screening of Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) Complexes with Nitrogen and Oxygen Containing Schiff Base, Oriental Journal of Chemistry, Volume No. 28, Page No. 943 - 948.
P. Nagaraja, J.S. Prakash, S.C. Asha, B.L. Bhaskara and S. Anil Kumar. Dibenzazepine hydrochloride as a new spectrophotometric reagent for determination of hydrogen peroxide in plant extracts, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Volume No.: 184, Page No. : 5983-5988
B.H. Nanjunda Reddy et. al. Mechanical properties of randomly oriented short Sansevieria trifasciata fiber/epoxy composites, International Journal of Fiber and Textile Research, Volume No. 1(1), Page No.6-10
Giridhar Reddy& Akanksha Saxena Pandit. Swelling Behavior of Calcium–Ions Crosslinked Bipolymeric Sodium Alginate– Lignosulphonic Acid Blends,: International Journal of Polymeric materials, Volume No. 60, Page No. 1– 7.
U.R. Anil Kumar, B. L. Bhaskara, K. Basavaiah.Sensitive Liquid Chromatography- Tandem Mass Spectroscopy Method for the Determination of Olanzapine in Human Urine, Arabian journal of Science & Engineering,Volume No. : 37, Page No. : 1381-1387.
B. L. Bhaskara, S. Anil Kumar, U.R. Anil Kumar . A Facile and Rapid HPLC Method for the Determination of Atenolol in Pharmaceutical Formulations, Asian Journal of Applied Sciences , Volume No.4 (3), Page No. 306 – 313.
B. L. Bhaskara, U.R. Anil Kumar, K. Basavaiah, Sensitive Liquid Chromatography- Tandem Mass Spectroscopy Method for the Determination of Pantaprazole in Human Urine,Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Volume No. : 4, Page No. : 163 – 168.
M. Ashok Kumar, K. Hemachandra Reddy, Y. Venkata Mohana Reddy, G. Ramachandra Reddy, N.S. Venkatesh Kumar, B.H. Nanjunda Reddy.Assessment of nanoclay filled epoxy on Mchanical, thermal and Chemical resistance properties of nano composites, Journal of Metallurgy and Material Science. Volume No. 52(4).
International Conference Publications
Giridhar Reddy.S, Akanksha Saxena Pandit, presented paper titled "Compatibility and Control Release Studies of Sodium Alginate (SA)/Lignosulphonic acid (LS) Blends using ciprofloxacin as model drug", ICFM- 2014, IIT Kharagpur, 6-8th Feb 2014.
B. H. Nanjunda Reddy and K. R. Vishnu Mahesh, presented paper titled "Effect of Particulate Fillers on the Mechanical, Thermal, Moisture and Fire Performance of Unsaturated Isopthallic Polyester GFRP Composites", International conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials, CIEPT-LARPM Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 14-16th Feb 2014.
National Conference Publications
Giridhar Reddy& Akanksha Saxena Pandit, Thermal and Morphological characterization of Sodium Alginate and Lignosulphonic acid sodium salt Blends, International Multicomponent Polymer Conference 2012 (IMPC 2012)(IMSE), Kottayam, Kerala, Page No: 47
Nanjunda Reddy BH& Akanksha Saxena Pandit, Study of compression strength, hardness and chemical resistance of short glass/sisal hybrid fiber epoxy nanocomposites,International Multicomponent Polymer Conference 2012 (IMPC 2012)(IMSE), Kottayam.
P. Nagaraja, H.R. Arun Kumar, B. L. Bhasakara, S. Anil Kumar, Novel Spectrophotometric Method for the determination of Pindolol in pharmaceutical sample, Optics'11- International conference on Light , (23-25 May 2011.), NIT, Calicut, Page No: 369-371 (American Institute of Physics)
Giridhar Reddy S, Akanksha S Pandit, Effect of Sodium Aliginate on SA/LS blends for pH responsive swelling for the drug delivery to the gastro intestinal tract, APSRT- Advances in polymer science and rubber technology.(05-07 March 2011.), IIT Kharaghpur , Page No: 167.
Giridhar Reddy S, Akanksha S Pandit, Crystallization and swelling studies of novel biodegradable polymers: SA & LS, APSE-2010, Polymer Science & Engineering, Emerging dimensions. (27-28 November 2010), Panjab University, Chandigarh, Page No: 36
B. H. Nanjunda Reddy, Study on mechanical properties of sisal- glass hybrid nano composites,APSE-2010, Polymer Science & Engineering, Emerging dimensions. (27-28 November 2010), Panjab University, Chandigarh, Page No: 38
B. L. Bhasakara, S. Anil Kumar, U.R. Anil Kumar, A Facile and Rapid HPLC Method for the Determination of Atenolol in Pharmaceutical Formulation, International Conference on Recent Frontiers in Applied Spectroscopy” (ICOFRAS-2010), (22-24 September 2010), Dept of Physics, Annamalai University, Page No:135
S. Giridhar Reddy, Akanksha S Pandit, Swelling behaviour of Calcium ions cross linked bipolymeric Sodium Aliginate – Ligno sulphonic acid,ICPPC 2010, Second International Conference for Polymer Processing and Charecterization. 15-17 January 2010,M.G. University, kottayam, Kerala.
S. Giridhar Reddy, Akanksha S Pandit, Swelling studies on Bio-degradable polymers,NCAM 2009, National Conference for Advanced Materials 15-16 September 2009, PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nad.
Thrust Areas of Research in the dept are Biodegradable Polymers, Analytical Method Development, Polymer Composites .
Name of the Research Scholar/ faculty
Name of the Guide
Mr. Nanjunda Reddy
Dr V venkata Lakshmi, Tumkur University.
Mr. Giridhar Reddy
Dr. Akanksha S Pandit,Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
Mr. Anil Kumar S
Dr. Bhaskar B. L., Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
Department of chemistry and Physics organized a workshop on Virtual Labs in Physical & Chemical Sciences on 18th Feb 2011.Virtual Labs are a new immersive e-learning tool that provides a media-rich, interactive user interface that teachers can use to supplement their curriculum.