Chemistry

The Chemistry Department was started in 2015, the year of inception, under the Broad Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities. It marked a humble beginning to impart quality teaching and research in Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry became a full-fledged department from the start of the 2018-19 Academic year. The department is thriven with fifteen highly qualified and experienced faculty members with international exposure; all of them are doctorates from premier institutions. The Department also has three non-teaching staffs. The department provides outstanding teaching and quality training in chemistry to all first year B Tech students of all programs to enrich knowledge of applied basic sciences in engineering applications. Department also offers elective courses for higher semester students. Faculty members are actively engaged in research work in the areas of Material chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Organic materials, Kinetics and Catalysis, Water technology, Corrosion Science, Super Capacitors, Crystallographic studies, Bio fuels, and publishing papers in reputed national and international journals. The Department is involved in guiding university projects to third and final year engineering students. All the faculty members are approved guides as resource persons to guide Ph.D candidates. At present four scholars, are pursuing their PhD programme. A Centre for materials research was established in collaboration with the Physics Department in 2018 and is well equipped with various equipment/instruments which help in carrying out research in the various frontier as well as emerging areas in Chemistry.

LABORATORY OVERVIEW

Laboratory work has been given a central and distinctive role in the Chemistry education. As the technology rests on the firm foundation of science, Chemistry is an excellent way to help technical students to understand the relationship between science and technology. Experimental work plays a very important role in it.

Chemistry lab accommodates the objective of better understanding of syllabus of 1st year B.Tech and absorbs the theory along with implementing it practically. The experiments have been chosen to develop skill among the learners so that they can measure, differentiate and analyze various chemical processes. This will inlay a deep understanding of the subject to help them solve the engineering problems in their area of work.

The department has two well-equipped laboratories with a spacious hall of floor area of around 200 Sq. Meter each. Each working table in the laboratory has a granite top, well furnished with reagent racks, pecks for drying glassware, well connected water supply and exhaust facility. F­ume hood chamber, in the laboratory ensures the air is fresh and free of volatile chemicals. It has well designed racks for storing chemicals, lab wares and other accessories. Interesting facts, safety measures, and other relevant information are displayed in the form of charts .Customized laboratory manual containing experimental protocols facilitate easy reference and aid students to execute the experiments.

Engineering Chemistry Lab incorporates the experiments which involves the volumetric and instrumental techniques for chemical analysis. Students experiment in a group of three to learn team work and help each other for the same. The titrations are conducted individually by the student.

Apart from under graduate experiments, laboratory is also equipped to carry out experiments related to university projects for higher semester students and PhD graduates

The Chemistry Laboratory is well equipped with various instruments other than the usual glasswares and chemicals:
  1. UV-VISIBLE SPECTROPHOTOMETER
  2. MUFFLE FURNACE
  3. HOT AIR OVEN (TEMP RANGE 1000 DEGREE CELSIUS)
  4. DIGITAL PH METER WITH ELECTRODE TYPE
  5. COLORIMETER WITH 6 AND 8 FILTERS
  6. ANALYTICAL BALANCE
  7. WATER DISTILLATION UNITS
  8. DIGITAL CONDUCTIVITY METER WITH CELL TYPE
  9. DIGITAL POTENTIOMETER WITH ELECTRODE TYPE
  10. ULTRASONICATOR
  11. CENTRIFUGATOR
  12. AUTOCLAVE
  13. HEATING MANTLE
  14. MECHANICAL STIRRER
  15. MAGNETIC STIRRER WITH HEATING
  16. BOD INCUBATOR
  17. VACUUM SET UP
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Vision and Mission

Vision: The Chemistry Department of Presidency University envisions that it will be recognized by institutions of higher learning for excellence in teaching, mentorship of students, and in research in chemistry .

Mission: Provide eminent education in the chemical sciences to all under-graduate and graduate students and to carry out research work with relevance to contemporary problems faced by the society and industry

  • Program Educational Objectives of each department

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Program outcomes

PO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern Engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

  • Program specific outcomes of each department

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Course outcomes:

Course Outcome for Engineering Chemistry Theory (CHE 101):

On successful completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

CO1: apply the fundamental principles in water treatment and corrosion process.

CO2: relate the knowledge learnt for various industrial applications using computational Chemistry.

CO3: describe the synthesis, properties and applications of various materials in the field of engineering and technology.

CO4: identify the importance of chemical and electrochemical energy sources, its applications.

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Course Outcomes for Engineering Chemistry Lab (CHE 151):

On successful completion of the course the students shall be able to:

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CO2: Perform different types of titrations to estimate chemical samples

CO3: Record and interpret the data with appropriate representations

CO4: Communicate effectively during technical group discussions

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S.No Name Qualification Designation Teaching Experience (in years) Industry Experience (in years )
1 Dr.Anu Sukhdev M.Sc;M.Phil;PhD Associate Professor and HoD 18.2 -
2 Dr. Dileep R M.Sc, Ph.D Associate Professor 9.5 5.5
3 Dr. Shashikala A R M.Sc., M.Sc Engg., PhD (Chemistry) Associate Professor 18 -
4 Dr. Amita Somya M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Associate Professor 11.1 -
5 Dr.Sunitha M.S M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor 9 -
6 Dr. Saravanan Chandrasekaran M.Sc., Ph.D (Chemistry) Assistant Professor 14.5 1
7 Dr. Anjali K M.Sc., PhD (Chemistry) Assistant Professor 7 -
8 Dr. Chaitanya Lakshmi. G M.Sc., PhD (Chemistry) Assistant Professor 12 .2 -
9 Dr. Nikhath Fathima M.Sc., B.Ed., PhD (Chemistry) Assistant Professor 10.1 -
10 Dr. Aparna Roy M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor 6.3 -
11 Dr. Sunil Kumar K R M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor 10.7 0.25
12 Dr.Kshama Shetty M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor 7 -
13 Dr. Sumbul Rahman M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor 3 -
14 Dr Gokulakrishnan M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor 4 -
15 Dr Ranganatha S M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor 13.3 -

Sl. No

Title of the Paper

Journal [National / International]

Vol no & Year of Publication

Doi/ Imapct Factor

Name of the Author

1

“Raman and 23Na solid-state NMR studies on the lead-free ferroelectrics Bi0.5(Na1-xK x)0.5TiO3 in the morphotropic phase boundary region”

Materials Research Bulletin,

vol. 118, 2019,

Pg. 110506

10.1016/j.materresbull.2019.110506

Impact Factor: 3.355

Anjali K ,

Ajithkumar T.G,

Joy P.A

2

“Effect of Pretreatment on the Production of Bioethanol from Kitchen Waste”

International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology (IJRASET)

Vol. 7 (4), 2019, pg. 1887-1890

https://www.ijraset.com/archive-detail.php?AID=86

Impact Factor: Nil

Shashikala A.R, Shridhar B.S..

3

“Engineering of highly conductive and mesoporous ZrV 2O7: a cathode material for lithium secondary batteries.”

Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

Vol 23, 2019, Pg. 1201 – 1209

10.1007/s10008-019-01212-w

Impact Factor: 2.531

L. Shreenivasa L, Prashanth S.A, Eranjaneya H, Viswanatha R, Yogesh K, Nagaraju G, Ashoka S.

4

“Mechanism of high temperature induced phase transformation and magnetic properties of Mn3O4 crystallites.”

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

vol.476, 2019,

pg 268-273.

10.1016/j.jmmm.2018.12.072

Impact Factor: 3.046

Narayani L, Jagadeesha A.V, Anu Sukhdev, Malathi C, Shiddaling M, Deepthi R, Mohan Kumar P and Mehaboob P.

5

“Surfactant based hybrid ion exchangers.”

Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment

vol. 23, no. 3, 2019,

pg. 96 – 106

https://worldresearchers associations.com/Archives/ RJCE/Vol(23)2019/March2019.aspx

Impact Factor: 0.636

Somya Amita

6

“Inclusion of an anionic dye in the molecular structure of potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystal for SSDL applications.”

Indian Journal of Physics

vol. 93 (8), 2019, pg. 991 - 1000

10.1007/s12648-018-01366-7

Impact Factor: 1.212

Deepthi P.R,

Anu Sukhdev , Kumar P.M, Shanthi J, Pavithra B.N and Hemaraju B.C.

7

“Solvothermal synthesis of NiCoP for high performance electrochemical Supercapacitors.”

Materials Chemistry & Physics

Vol. 224, 2019, pp. 124–128

10.1016/j.matchemphys.2018.12.011

Impact Factor: 2.2

Ranganatha S, Munichandraiah N

8

“An Ionic Liquid Immobilized palladium complex for an effective Heck and Suzuki coupling reactions.”

Chemistry Africa (springer Journals)

vol. 2, 2019,

pg. 21-28.

10.1007/s12250-018-00038-7

Impact Factor Nil

Dileep R

9

“Surfactant assisted sonochemical synthesis of Zinc tungstate (ZnWO4) nanoparticles: Anode for Li-ion battery and photocatalytic activities.”

European Physical Journal Plus

vol.133, no.12, 2018, pp. 498 (9-pages).

10.1140/epjp/i2018-12248-x

Impact Factor: 2.24

Pavithra, N.S, Nagaraju, G, and Viswanatha, R.

10

“Kinetics and mechanism of uncatalyzed oxidation of omeprazole by alkaline potassium permanganate.”

International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research (IJPPR). Human,

vol. 13, no.2, 2018, pp.59-71

https://ijppr.humanjournals.com/kinetics-and- mechanism-of-uncatalyzed-oxidation-of -omeprazole-by-alkaline-potassium-permanganate/

Impact Factor: Nil

Shashidhar. S, Vidyavati Shastry, and Sateesh B.C.

11

“Synergistic Effect of (RuCl3+IrCl3) Catalyzed Oxidative Conversion of Riztriptan Benzoate to Rizatriptan-N-Oxide with N-haloamine: Exploration of Scope, Reaction behavior and Kinetic data.”

Chemical Data Collections

vol. 15-16, 2018, pp. 75-88

10.1016/j.cdc.2018.03.005

Impact Factor: 0.507

Anu Sukhdev , Manjunatha , Deepthi, Mohan Kumar, and Puttaswamy

12

“Spectrophotometric Oxidative Decolorization of Methyl Red with Chloramine-T and Bromanine-T: Comparative Kinetic Modelling & Mechanistic Study.”

Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A

vol. 92, No.13, 2018, pp. 47-55

10.1134/S0036024418130290

Impact Factor: 0.549

Manjunatha, A.S,

Anu Sukhdev , and Puttaswamy

13

“Structural, FTIR and Ferro Electric Analysis of Pure TGS and L-cysteine Doped TGS Crystals for Infrared Device Applications.”

Chemical Data Collection

vo1 17-18, 2018, pp. 276-86,

10.1016/j.cdc.2018.09.007

Impact Factor: 0.507

Deepthi, P.R,

Anu Sukhdev , Mohan Kumar, P, Jagadeesh Angadi, V, Mahaboob Pasha, U, Shanthi, J.

14

“Role of Surfactants in the Adsorption Studies of n-Butyl acetate-Cerium(IV) phosphate for Some Alkaline Earths and Heavy Metal Ions.”

Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment

vol. 22, no. 6, 2018, pp. 45-52.

https://worldresearchersassociations.com/ Archives/ RJCE/Vol(22)2018/June2018.aspx

Impact Factor: 0.636

Somya Amita , Rafiquee, M.Z.A, and Upadhyaya Vibha

15

“Effect of Y2O3 Nanoparticles on Corrosion Study of Spark Plasma Sintered Duplex & Ferritic Stainless Steel Samples by Linear Sweep Voltammetric Method”

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials

vol. 63, no. 2, 2018,

pp. 749-63

10.24125/122401

Impact Factor: 0.571

Shashanka R , Chaira D, and Kumara Swamy, B.E.

16

“Effect of Sintering Temperature on the Pitting Corrosion of Ball Milled Duplex Stainless Steel by using Linear Sweep Voltammetry.”

Analytical and Bioanalytical Electrochemistry

vol.10, no.3, 2018,

pp. 349-61

https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ ViewPaper.aspx?ID=659681

Impact Factor: 3.307

Shashanka R

17

“Effects of Dispersion Interactions on the Structure, Polarity, and Dynamics of Liquid Vapor Interface of an Aqueous NaCl Solution: Results of First Principles Simulations at Room Temperature.”

Journal of Chemical Physics

148, (024702) 2018,

10.1063/1.5005951

Impact Factor:2.843

Jyoti Roy Choudhuri , Amalendu Chandra

18

“Benzimidazolyl Based Schiff Base Palladium Complex in an Ionic Liquid: An Effective Combination for Suzuki Coupling.”

Journal of Coordination Chemistry

vol. 70, no.9, 2017, pp. 1573-84.

10.1080/00958972.2017.1311412

Impact Factor: 2.023

Chidananda V. K. B, Dileep R, Manpreet Kaur, Revanasiddappa H. D.

19

“Synthesis of Nanostructured Stainless Steel Powder by Mechanical alloying –An Overview.”

International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research,

vol.8, no.6, 2017, pp. 588 – 594.

https://www.semanticscholar.org/ author/R.-Vijay-Shashanka/6558312

Impact Factor: Nil

Shashanka R.

20

“Effects of Dispersion Interaction on the Structure, Polarity and Vibrational Spectral Diffusion in an Aqueous Fluoride Solvation.”

International Journal of Technological Research & Innovative Solutions

vol.1, no. 2, 2017, pp.62 – 66.

http://skiresearch.com/ International-Journal/issue27.php

Impact Factor: Nil

Jyoti Roy Choudhuri.

21

“Decolorization of Reactive Orange 16 Azo dye in Waste Water using CAT/IrCl3/HClO4 Redox System: Delineation of Kinetic Modelling & Mechanistic Approaches.”

Journal of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers

vol.70, 2017, pp. 150-160.

10.1016/j.jtice.2016.10.033

Impact Factor: 3.849

Anu Sukhdev, Manjunatha, A.S, and Puttaswamy.

Faculty Achievements

Dr. Anu Sukhdev, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry has received the best professor in Chemistry studies in 27th Business School Affaire awards held in Taj Yeswanthpur, Bengaluru.


BOOKS PUBLISHED

2019:

S. Ranganatha, Cobalt compounds as supercapacitor electrode material, ISBN: 978-613-9-46099-1, Lambert Academic Publishing, March 2019.

2017:

Shashanka, R and Debasis Chaira. Ball Milled Nano-Structured Stainless Steel Powders, Fabrication and Characterization. ISBN: 9781545708217, Publisher: Educreation Publishing, 2017.

BOOK CHAPTERS PUBLISHED

2019:

S. Ranganatha, Mesopours materials for high performance electrochemical supercapacitors' in the book 'Mesoporous Materials: Properties and Applications", DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.85583, IntechOpen, London, UK. March 2019.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES

2018:

1. Shashikala A.R, Studies and Characterization of Electroless Ni-Cr-P alloy coatings for functional applications, National Womens Science Congress, JSS college for Women, Saraswathipuram, Mysore, 9th - 11th November 2018.

Saravanan C, Surface Functionalisation on Biopolymer Inorganic Filler Composite for Novel Biodegradable Printed Electronic Circuit Board Application. International Conference on Surface Engineering- INCOSURF-2018. IISc., Bangalore, 9-11th August 2018.

Amita Somya, Effects of Cationic, Anionic and Non Ionic Surfactants in the Adsorption Studies of n-Butyl acetate Based Tin(IV) Phosphate. International Conference on Innovation and Challenges in Science and Technology. Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, 24-26 th May 2018.

Shashanka R, Fabrication of Nanostructured Stainless Steel Powders by Optimising the Milling Parameters. 5th International Conference on Nanomaterials & Nanocomposites. Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, 8-10th February 2018.

Amita Somya, Role of Surfactants In The Adsorption Studies of Ion Exchange Materials for Some Alkaline Earths and Heavy Metal Ions. 3rd World Research Journals Congress, The art of living center, Bengaluru, 10-12th January 2018.

2017:

1. Anu Sukdev, Study of Magnetic Properties of Mn3O4 Nano Particles Prepared by a Novel Combustion Synthesis Route at Two Different Temperatures. XXVI Annual conference of Indian Council of Chemists. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 26-28th December 2017.

Amita Somya and K.G. Varshney. Synthesis and Ion exchange Studies of Pectin Based Tin (IV) Phosphate: A New Hybrid Ion Exchange Material. 36 th Annual National Conference. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 26-28th December 2017.

INVITED/GUEST LECTURES

1. Gokulakrishnan S, Invited as a speaker for School on Advanced Oxidation Processes, (S-AOP-2018), during November 15th - 17th, 2018, organized by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus and SECAS (Society of Environmental Chemistry and Allied Sciences).

Dr.Shashikala A.R, Invited as a speaker in Department of Chemistry, Christ University, Bangalore on the topic “Corrosion and control” on 08/03/2019.

PhD RESEARCH SCHOLARS UNDER PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY


Name of the Research Supervisor

Name of the Student Registered

Date of Joining

Research Topic

Dr. Amita Somya

Ms. Soumyashree A S

Jan 2018

Synthesis and characterisation of some corrosion inhibitors

Dr. Anu Sukhdev

Ms. Vijaya Latha

Aug 2018

Oxidation of industrially important compounds by N-haloaryl sulfonamidates: Kinetic modelling and mechanistic approaches

Dr. Saravanan Chandrasekaran

Mr. Himadri Reddy P C

Jan 2019

Conducting Polymers

  • Achievements of the department [both student & faculty]

a) All the faculties are PhD qualified from premier universities/institutions.

b) 2-faculties are recipient of seed-grant from Presidency university, Bengaluru, sum of amount INR 6,99,000/- (document attached as separate)

c) Student project fund received from Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, sum of amount INR 17,000/- (document attached as separate)

d) 21-publications published by chemistry faculty (list of papers attached as separate)

e) 7-papers are presented in national and international conferences (list enclosed)

f) 2-invited lectures delivered by the faculties (details enclosed).

g) 2-books and 2-chapters are contributed for 2-books by the faculties (list of books and book chapter attached as separate)

h) NANO FOR YOUNG’ special session attended by I year B.Tech students on 7 th Dec 2018 (report enclosed).

i) 3-PhD research scholars are registered for PhD programme (list enclosed)

Department Activities

National Science Day celebration organized by the Science Club jointly with Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics on 28th February 2020.

Presidency University Science Club, jointly with Department of Chemistry and Physics celebrated "National Science Day" on 28th February 2020.

Dr. C.S.Ramesh, Dean, R&IC, welcomed the speaker with a bouquet.
Dr. Selvakumar, Scientist from ISRO, Sriharikota delivered an invited talk on the past, present and future developments of Indian and international rocketry projects to I year B Tech students. The session was continued with talk by Mr. Amith and Mr Syed , II year B Tech students on the topic “Map of Physics”. The celebrations came to an end with display of scientific working models by 22 teams.

a) Two-day extension lecture programme (FDP) in Chemistry in association with Centre for continuing education, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru from November 23rd and 24th 2018 (report enclosed).

b) Faculties are contributing to environmental cell activities.

c) Active member in preparation of SSR for NAAC.

d) Organizer for new faculty (2019-2020) orientation and training programme.


An invited talk was conducted on 20/09/2019 from 11:15am to 01:00pm, for first semester Chemistry cycle students of section CC01 to CC05. The speaker Prof. Muttagi arrived to the campus at 10:40am. The programme started at 11:15am with a brief introduction of the speaker, in the Presidency University Auditorium where in around 200 students and faculties were gathered