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  • The department was established in the year 1993 to cater the need of B.Sc, Graduates to do post graduation in Chemistry. The faculty members were recruited in the year 1998 and till then the department was looked after by the Ind. Chemistry Department. Since then department is actively involved in teaching, research and extension programmes. Thrust area of research include, bio-organic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, natural product chemistry, metal finishing and dyes & pigments. Specialization in Organic Chemistry is introduced at the final M.Sc, since 2006. Specialization of Organic Chemistry will be offered for 10 students at the 2nd year of M.Sc, course.
    One major research project funded by UGC, entitled" Enumeration and Investigation of Antifertility activity of Medicinal plants of Shimoga and Sringeri Taluks" has been successfully completed. And one International Collaborative Research Project (ICRP) sponsored by stiefel laboratories, UK, entitled" Evaluation of Indigenous to Shimoga ,Gulbarga and Sandur Areas of the State of Karnataka in India for Activity against skin Diseases" is in good progress since October 2000. Under this research programme, research students from this university visit university of Sunder- land UK for a period of six months every year. In addition the department has British Council Exchange Programme, in which researchers from the university visit UK. Very recently Dr. T.V. Venkatesha has got a major research project entitled ?Development of new pollution free addition agents for industrial zinc plating by electrochemical study? and Dr. Y. Arthoba Naik has got major research project entitled ?solar energy based electrochemical recovery of heavy metals from industrial effluents-an eco friendly process? by UGC Govt of India.
    The department has produced more than 30 Ph.D and 3 M.Phils. The research work carried out so for in the department has been published in 100 research papers of National and International repute.
    The department with collaboration of the department of Industrial Chemistry has been selected for FIST programme by DST, New Delhi. Under this programme Rs.22 lakhs has been sanctioned and very useful instruments like, IR, UV Spectro Photometer, electronic balances, viscometer and computers have been procured and placed in" Central Instrumentation Room" . The department has received one HPLC Instrument worth Rs. 12 lakhs as donationation by stefel laboratories UK.
    The department with collaboration of the department of Industrial Chemistry has been selected for FIST programme by DST, New Delhi. Under this programme Rs.22 lakhs has been sanctioned and very useful instruments like, IR, UV Spectro Photometer, electronic balances, viscometer and computers have been procured and placed in" Central Instrumentation Room" . The department has received one HPLC Instrument worth Rs. 12 lakhs as donationation by stefel laboratories UK.
    The department has organized 12 national level Seminars/Conferences and conducted 6 UGC sponsored refresher courses. So for 15 students have successfully completed UGC/CSIR/NET/GATE examination. During the month of April/may 2007 several students have secured placement in various Industries and Research Institutes through campus interview with handsome salary as other fringe benefits.Various organizations like Syngene Biocon Company, Bangalore, Hickel, Bangalore, BASF, Mangalore, Apotech Bangalore, Strides Arco lab, Mangalore and Vetcare, Bangalore, were visited the campus for the selection of the candidates. It is needles to say that all most all students will get good jobs immediately after their degree.    
  • Name of the Department    Department of Studies and Research in Chemistry
    Year of Establishment        1992
    Name of the Chairman      
    Address of the Department Department of Studies & Research in Chemistry
    School of Chemical Sciences
    Science Block
    Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta ? 577451
    Telefax: +91(0)8282-256308
    e-mail: chemstry@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.Sc., CBCS - Semester Scheme  (4 Semesters) B.Sc with Chemistry as one of the subject 24+21
    M.Sc(Org. Chem) CBCS - Semester Scheme  (4 Semesters) B.Sc with Chemistry as one of the subject 10
    M.Sc (by Research) Annual-2 years B.Sc with Chemistry as one of the subject -
    M.Phil., One Year Masters Degree in Chemistry -
    Ph.D Three Years Minimum Masters Degree in Chemistry -
    P.G. Diploma in Analytical technique 1 year B.Sc with Chemistry as one of the subject -
    Syllabus
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Dr. Venkatesha T.V M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Chemistry
    2 Dr. Keshavayya J M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Inorganic Chemistry
    3 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA M.Sc., NET (CSIR-JRF), KSET, Ph.D., PROFESSOR Electrochemistry,Physical Chemistry
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 The Effect of Aldehydes, Amines, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Shimoga / UGC Unassigned Grants Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA NA 15000 Completed
    2 Solar energy based electrochemical recovery of heavy metals from industrial effluents-An eco-friendly process University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA 648000 Completed
    3 Development of new pollution-free addition agents for industrial zinc plating. University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA 347600 Completed
    4 Chemical and Electro- chemical Generation of ZnO, CuO, SnO2, TiO2, Fe2O3 and MgO nano- particles for the degradation of Textile Dyes from Industrial Effluents (Low-cost, Eco-friendly And R DST, New Delhi Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA 3375680 Completed
    5 Tailoring of substituted metal phthalocyanines for solar energy harvesting UGC, New Delhi Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA 809800 Completed
    6 Generation of metal oxide Nanoparticles for ground Water purification A low- Cost and eco-friendly Method. VTU, Belgaum Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA 1911000 Completed
    7 Generation of dye sensitized Transition metal doped semiconductors for efficient solar solar energy harvesting-A- Low-Cost Method SERB (DST), New Delhi Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA 1200000 Completed
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Name Title of Thesis Research Type Guide
    1 Leena J. Rosario Cyclic Voltammetric Investigations of Some Pharmaceutical Drugs Ph.D. Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA
    2 Manjunatha. P. Development of Modified Electrodes for the Electrochemical Investigation of Biologically Important Molecules. Ph.D. Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA
    3 Thippeswamy D. Development of Low-Cost and Non-Toxic Aqueous Electroplating Baths for Composite Coatings. Ph.D. Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA
    4 Basavarajappa K.V Synthesis of Novel Coumarin Dyes for Efficient Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSCS) Applications. Ph.D. Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA
    5 Madhuri H.R. Chemical and Electrochemical Modification of Electrodes for Toxic and Heavy Metal Ion Sensing Applications Ph.D. Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA
    6 Yathisha R.O Generation of Dye-sensitized Transition Metal Doped Semiconductors for Efficient Solar Energy Harvesting A-Low-Cost Method. Ph.D. Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA
    7 Vinay M.M. Development of Electrochemical Sensors for the Investigation of Antipyratics and Antibacterial Drugs in Phermaceuticals and Real Samples . Ph.D. Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA
    8 Purushothama H.T. Electrochemical Studies on Cardiovascular Drugs and Antidepresents using Modified Electrodes. Ph.D. Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA
    9 Veena M.S Ph.D. Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Chemistry for Changing Times National 2002 University
    Frontier Areas in Chemistry National 2003 University
    Senario of Research and Business Opportunities in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in 21st Century National 2003 University and NMPB, MPA
    Recent Advances in Electrochemical and Surface Sciences for Industry and Society National 2004 University and UGC
    Emerging Areas in chemical and biological Sciences National 2007 CSIR-DBT, AICTE and University
    Future Expansions/Diversification Plans :
    01 It is proposed to write projects for funding agencies for financial assistance.
    02 To start P. G. Courses in Analytical chemistry and Nano Technology
    03 To have extension lecture series in common important topic?s in rural languages.
    Placements :
    Many students got placements through campus interview
       

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