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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 Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Chemistry
    Year of Establishment        1992
    Name of the Chairman      
    Prof. T. V. Venkatesha
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies & Research in Chemistry
    Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577451
    Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
    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 Prof. T. V. Venkatesha M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Physical Chemistry Result
    2 Prof. J Keshavayya M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Inorganic Chemistry
    3 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA M.Sc., NET (CSIR-JRF), KSET, Ph.D., PROFESSOR Electrochemistry,Physical Chemistry Result
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 The Effect of Aldehydes, Amines, & Ketones on Electrodeposition of Zinc from acid baths. 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
    8 Electrochemical Advanced methods for degradation of Hazardous and Toxic Chemicals of Industrial Effluents. UGC, New Delhi Prof. T. V. Venkatesha NA 1239800 Completed
    9 Development of Zn-TiO2 Nano Particles composite Coating for Industrial Applications. DST, New Delhi Prof. T. V. Venkatesha NA 2567584 Completed
    10 Solar Energy Based Electrochemical Recovery of Heavy Metals from Industrial Effluents – An Eco-friendly process. UGC, New Delhi Prof. T. V. Venkatesha Prof. T. V. Venkatesha 603100 Completed
    11 Development of new pollution free addition agents for industrial zinc plating by electrochemical method. UGC, New Delhi Prof. T. V. Venkatesha NA 394000 Completed
    12 Optimization of electrodeposition solution by theoretical studies Kuvempu University Prof. T. V. Venkatesha NA 18000 Completed
    13 Development of Industrial zinc electroplating from chloride type bath DST, New Delhi Prof. T. V. Venkatesha NA 120000 Completed
    14 Studies on non cyanide Zinc electroplating bath for plating on carbon steel UGC, New Delhi Prof. T. V. Venkatesha NA 18500 Completed
    15 Comparative studies on Amphibian Diversity and Habitat Ecology in various types of Forests and Agriculture Fields of Malnad Regions of Western Ghats in Karnataka Dept. of Science and Technology Prof. J Keshavayya Prof.J Keshavayya 750000 Successfully completed
    16 “Design and characterization of colon specific pulsatile drug delivery system UGC Prof. J Keshavayya - 850800 Successfully completed
    17 Chemical and electrochemical generation of ZnO, CuO, SnO2, TiO2, Fe2O3 and MgO Nanoparticles for degradation of textile dyes from industrial effluents Dept. of Science and Technology Prof. J Keshavayya Prof.J Keshavayya 3600000 Successfully completed
    18 “Tailoring substituted metal phthalocyanines for solar energy harvesting”. UGC Prof. J Keshavayya Prof.J Keshavayya 809800 Successfully completed
    19 "Synthesis, Characterization and Analytical studies on tetra substituted metal phthalocyanine derivatives” Kuvempu University Prof. J Keshavayya - 25000 Successfully completed
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship
    1 Science Prof. J Keshavayya Mr. Prashanth. A. G Part Time CHE 557 2010-01-06 Synthesis and studies on Nitrogen containing heterocyclic azo dyes and their metal complexes 2018-01-01 NO -
    2 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA Leena J. Rosario 937/2006 0000-00-00 Cyclic Voltammetric Investigations of Some Pharmaceutical Drugs 0000-00-00 0
    3 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA Manjunatha. P. 01/2012 0000-00-00 Development of Modified Electrodes for the Electrochemical Investigation of Biologically Important Molecules. 0000-00-00 0
    4 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA Thippeswamy D. 04/2012 0000-00-00 Development of Low-Cost and Non-Toxic Aqueous Electroplating Baths for Composite Coatings. 0000-00-00 0
    5 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA Basavarajappa K.V 32/2014 0000-00-00 Synthesis of Novel Coumarin Dyes for Efficient Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSCS) Applications. 0000-00-00 0
    6 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA Madhuri H.R. 33/2014 0000-00-00 Chemical and Electrochemical Modification of Electrodes for Toxic and Heavy Metal Ion Sensing Applications 0000-00-00 0
    7 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA Yathisha R.O 225/2015 0000-00-00 Generation of Dye-sensitized Transition Metal Doped Semiconductors for Efficient Solar Energy Harvesting –A-Low-Cost Method. 0000-00-00 0
    8 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA Vinay M.M. 205/2015 0000-00-00 Development of Electrochemical Sensors for the Investigation of Antipyratics and Antibacterial Drugs in Phermaceuticals and Real Samples . 0000-00-00 0
    9 Prof. Y. ARTHOBA NAYAKA Purushothama H.T. 206/2015 0000-00-00 Electrochemical Studies on Cardiovascular Drugs and Antidepresents using Modified Electrodes. 0000-00-00 0
    10 Science Prof. T. V. Venkatesha Vinutha M R Full Time CHE:25/31-12-2013 2013-12-31 Application of zinc electroplating bath brighteners and surfactants as corrosion inhibitors for steel 2018-12-31 YES UGC-BSR
    11 Science Prof. T. V. Venkatesha Nagaraja C Full Time CHE:34/31-12-2013 2013-12-31 Electrochemical derivatisation of biologically active organic compounds and their electrochemical behavior using modified electrodes. 2018-12-31 YES UGC-BSR
    12 Science Prof. T. V. Venkatesha Deepa K Full Time CHE:203/18-02-2015 2015-02-18 Synthesis of nano/micro structured metal oxides and development of corrosion resistant coatings 2020-02-18 YES UGC-BSR
    13 Science Prof. T. V. Venkatesha Naveen Kumar T Part Time CHE:07/13-10-2012 2012-10-13 Kinetic and Mechanistic studies of few biologically important Drug molecules by electroanalytical techniques. 2018-10-13 NO 0
    14 Science Prof. J Keshavayya Harisha. S Full Time 37 2013-12-31 Synthesis, characterization and Electrochemical Investigation of sulphur based Azo dyes and their Metal Complexes 2018-06-01 YES UGC (BSR)
    15 Science Prof. J Keshavayya Maliyappa. M R Full Time 30 2013-12-31 Synthesis, structural studies and biological investigation of benzothiazole incorporated azo dyes and their metal complexes 2018-06-01 YES UGC (BSR)
    16 Science Prof. J Keshavayya Mallikarjuna NM Full Time CHE 208 2015-02-18 Synthesis and structural studies on azo dyes and their metal complexes 2019-06-01 YES KU (GM)
    17 Science Prof. J Keshavayya Vinodkumar Full Time 185 2015-02-18 Synthesis and structural investigations on nitrogen based azo dyes 2019-01-01 YES KU(Sc/ST)
    18 Science Prof. J Keshavayya Ravi BN Full Time 207 2015-02-18 Synthesis and Characterization on sulphur based azo dyes 2019-01-01 YES UGC (BSR)
  • 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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