The Department of Chemistry came into existence with the establishment
of the institution in the year 1979. The department is presently headed
by Dr. Y.S. Bhat. who is duly supported by well qualified and experienced
The staff members of the department are actively engaged in teaching
engineering and post graduate students in chemistry. Guiding research
students leading to Ph.D's and book writing. Several research projects
procured by the department are sponsored by GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. A DST
sponsored project has been successfully completed. An SRF is working
for his Ph.D on an ongoing BRNS project on environmental pollution funded
by THE DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. One more project
on the synthesis of ultra large pore materials sponsored to the department
by DST .
A pride possession of the department is the state
of art Surface Area Analyzer which can provide pore size and pore volume
distribution of solid materials. Computer hardware and software facility
includes a 333Mhz COMPUTER with a laser printer purchased through the
research grant. Specialized software is used for the data analysis including
Oracle chrome pack for gas chromatograph and data reduction software
for surface area analyzer.
Several research papers have been published by the
staff members of the department in national and international journals.
One of the papers on catalysis has bagged the HINDUSTAN PLATINUM award
at the 12th NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on CATALYSIS. The staff members of the
department have written several books out of which Chemistry for Engineering
Students and Pre-University have been widely referred by the students.
* Important infrastructure includes a well equipped laboratory for
conducting research work leading to Ph.D. in the fields of Catalysis,
Adsorption and Clay Chemistry.
* VTU has recognized the DEPARTMENT‘S LABORATORY as research center.
Equipment such as Microwave reactor,Surface Area Analyzer, Gas,
Chromatograph, Vapourphase reactor are being used for research.
* Organized National Workshop on Catalysis in February2007 in
association with Catalysis Society India.
* Published 17 papers in international journals and 12 papers in proceedings
of National Symposium/Workshop/Conference and filed one Indian patent.
| Name of the staff
| Dr.Y.S. Bhat, MSc, Ph.D
||Prof & HOD
| Dr.Durga Nageshwari. MSc, Ph.D
| D.R.Meena. MSc
| B.M.Chandrashekar. MSc
||Senior Grade Lecturer.
|B. C Basavaraj MSc
||Sr. Gr. Lecturer
|Dr. C. Ravindra Reddy. MSc, Ph.D
| N.Suresha M.Sc.
| M.A.Veena M.Sc.