DEPARTMENT OF STUDIES IN CHEMISTRY

CHEMISTRY is a Science of change and is considered the Central Science, which touches upon all other frontiers of Science/technology. There has been enormous growth in the past 30 years with many new applications in Biotechnology, Materials, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Environmental Health, Alternative Fuels and Forensic Science. By studying the basic properties of substances and transformations they undergo, the chemist finds solution to scientific challenges and contributes to the development of new technologies.

The PG Wing of SBRR Mahajana First Grade College (affiliated to the University of Mysore) offers a master’s degree in CHEMISTRY from the academic year 2013-14, which is a 2 year ( 4 semesters) programme. The Programme is designed to provide:

  1. Excellent foundation in chemistry, both theoretical concepts and practical applications.
  2. Solid training to permit graduates to obtain responsible positions in industries, research labs, government agencies and educational institutions.
  3. Strong preparations for pursuing Ph.D and other higher professional programs.
  4. Excellent student- teacher ratio and friendly atmosphere.
  5. Qualified faculty (Ph.Ds) as per UGC norms.
  6. Laboratories with state-of–the art infrastructure, which cater to the need of the University syllabus.
  7. Special lectures/ Seminars by outside faculty/Scientists to enhance the knowledge and improve the quality of instruction.

 Career opportunities: 

The different branches of chemistry include, analytical, inorganic, organic, Physical, forensic, agricultural, environmental, and biochemistry. Many career opportunities in a Wide range of fields are open to a chemist. Chemists work as researchers, analysts, environmentalists, criminologists, librarians, patent examiners, production foremen, teachers, writers, etc. They work in industries that produce everyday needs such as fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, plastics, processed food and semi-conductors. There is a wide scope for pursuing research in India and abroad.

Department Infrastructure

Sl.No. Equipments Availability
1 Laboratories 04
2 Electrical Distillation Unit, Magnetic Stirrers , Digital Balance, Analytical Digital Balance, Colorimeters, pH Meters , Temperature controlled Electric Water Bath, Refrigerator , Centrifuge Machines, Hot Air Oven, Vacuum Pumps, Conductivity Meters, Potentiometers, Desiccators , Glass ware. Yes
3 Wi Fi Yes
4 Internet Centre Yes
5 Projector 02
6 Scanner 02
7 Printer 02
8 Computer systems 12

Projects undertaken

Sl.No. Principal Investigator Project title Type Year of sanction Funding agency Total grants sanctioned Ongoing / Completed
1 Dr. Mridula Guin Investigation of the Hydrogen-bonding interactions in Multifunctional molecules using ab-initio methods Minor 2014 UGC Rs.4,00,000/- Completed

Faculty achievements

  • Invited as a chairperson, N. M. Made Gowda for special talk in Indian Science Congress -2016, 103rd Indian Science Congress, 3-7th January 2016, Mysore.
  • Mridula Guin’s podium presentation received the First Place Award at the UGC Sponsored National Conference on the “Frontier Areas in Chemical Science, FACS-2015” held at the Bharathi College on 10th January 2015.

Activity of Department of Studies in Chemistry

Sl. No. Date Activity Department
1 24-01-2019 Invited Special Lecture – World of weightlessness Dr. M. S. Vijaya Kumar University of Mysore Manasagangotri, Mysuru - 06 DOS in Chemistry
2 26-04-2019 M.Sc. second semester students organized Ethnic day DOS in Chemistry
3 29-04-2019 M.Sc. second semester students organized Farewell Party to M.Sc. 4th semester students DOS in Chemistry

Programmes

Chemistry

The Department of Studies in Chemistry came into existence in the year 2012. The Department is striving to be recognized as a leader for offering societal relevant innovative Post Graduate education. It endeavors to build and enhance the capabilities of the future generation by providing quality education. The curriculum exposes the young graduates to the recent and applied knowledge of interdisciplinary branches of Chemistry. The students are given strong preparation to crack competitive exams and motivated to pursue Ph. D and higher professional programs.

Eligibility for Admission

B.Sc. with Chemistry as one of the Major/ Optional subject, provided the candidate has studied Mathematics as one of the optional subject in the Two Year P.U.C. or equivalent

Master’s Degree Program in Chemistry

 Credits to be earned  76
 Core papers  52 credits
 Soft core  20 credits
 Open elective paper*  04 credits

*Open elective shall be entirely from different discipline of study

Credit matrix for Master’s Degree Program in Chemistry

 Credits to be earned  I  II  III  IV  Total Credits
 Hard Core 15 15  09  13  52 credits
 Soft Core  04  04  08  04  20 credits
 Open elective  -  04  -  -  04 credits
 Total  19  23  17  17  76

 

Scheme of Study and Examination
First Semester
Hard Core

A: Courses; B: Title; C: Contact Hours/week; D: Credit;

A

B

C

D

CHI HCT: 1.1.

 

Concepts and Models of Inorganic Chemistry + Inorganic

Chemistry Practicals-I

02+04

04

CHO HCT: 1.2.

 

Reaction Mechanism
+ Organic Chemistry
Practicals-I

02+04

04

CHP HCT: 1.3.

 

Physical Chemistry-I +
Physical Chemistry
Practicals-I

02+04

04

CHG HCT: 1.4.

 

Symmetry, Group
Theory and Chemical
Spectroscopy

03

03

Note: For all Composite Courses, Theory will be evaluated for 100 marks and Practical for 100 marks separately and the average will be taken for the result declaration.

Soft Core

A: Courses; B: Title; C: Contact Hours/week; D: Credit;

A

B

C

D

CHA SCT: 1.51.

 

Fundamentals of
Chemical Analysis +
Analytical Chemistry Practicals-I

02+04

04

CHI SCT: 1.52.

 

Chemistry of Selected
Elements

02

02

CHO SCT: 1.53.

 

Vitamins and
Medicinal Chemistry

02

02

CHP SCT: 1.54.

 

Biophysical Chemistry
and Pharmacokinetics

02

02

SECOND SEMESTER
HARD CORE

A: Courses; B: Title; C: Contact Hours/week; D: Credit;

A

B

C

D

CHI HCT: 2.1.

 

Coordination
Chemistry + Inorganic
Chemistry Practicals-II

02+04

04

CHO HCT: 2.2.

 

Stereochemistry and
Heterocyclic
Chemistry + Organic
Chemistry Practicals-II

02+04

04

CHP HCT: 2.3.

 

Physical Chemistry-II
+ Physical Chemistry
Practicals-II

02+04

04

CHG HCT: 2.4. Molecular

Spectroscopy-II

03

03

SOFT CORE

A: Courses; B: Title; C: Contact Hours/week; D: Credit;

A

B

C

D

CHA SCT: 2.51

 

Separation Techniques
+ Analytical
Chemistry Practicals-II

02+04

04

CHI SCT: 2.52. Industrial Inorganic
Chemistry

02

02

CHO SCT: 2.53. Dyes and Insecticides

02

02

CHP SCT: 2.54.

 

Nanomaterials,
Semiconductors and
Superconductors

02

02

OPEN ELECTIVE (for Non-Chemistry Students only)

A: Courses; B: Title; C: Contact Hours/week; D: Credit;

A

B

C

D

CH OET: 2.1/3.1. Chemistry

04

center;
CH OET: 2.2/3.2.

General Chemistry

04

04

Note: Each course will have three units and one tutorial class/week

 

THIRD SEMESTER
HARD CORE

A: Courses; B: Title; C: Contact Hours/week; D: Credit;

A

B

C

D

CHI HCT: 3.1. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

03

03

CHO HCT: 3.2. Reagents in Organic Synthesis

03

03

CHP HCT: 3.3. Physical Chemistry-III

03

03

SOFT CORE
COMPOSITE

A: Courses; B: Title; C: Contact Hours/week; D: Credit;

A B C D
CHA SCT: 3.41. Applied Analysis I + Analytical Chemistry Practicals-III 02+04 04
CHI SCT: 3.42. Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry + Inorganic Chemistry Practicals- II 02+04 04
CHO SCT: 3.43 Carbohydrates, Proteins and Nucleic Acids + Organic Chemistry Practicals-III 02+04 04
CHP SCT: 3.44. Applications of Electrochemistry and Corrosion + Physical Chemistry Practical -III 02+04 04
NON-COMPOSITE
A: Courses; B: Title; C: Contact Hours/week; D: Credit;
A B C D
CHI SCT: 3.42 Bioinorganic Photochemistry 02 02
CHOSCT: 3.52. Lipids, Porphyrins, Anthocyanins and Flavonoids 02 02
CHP SCT: 3.53. Applications of X-ray crystallography and Quantum Chemistry 02 02

OPEN ELECTIVE

All the courses are same as that described in II Semester

 

FOURTH SEMESTER
HARD CORE

A: Courses; B: Title; C: Contact Hours/week; D: Credit;
A B C D
CHI HCT: 4.1. Bioinorganic Chemistry 03 03
CHO HCT: 4.2. Photochemistry, Pericyclic Reactions and Organometallic Chemistry 03 03
CHP HCT: 4.3. Physical Chemistry-IV 03 03

SOFT CORE
All the courses are same as that described in III Semester

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Faculty

Dr Shantharam

Dr. Shantaharam C.S.

Assistant Professor & HOD
Dr Roopa3

Dr. Roopa R A

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Dr MAnasa HS

Dr. Manasa H. S

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Dr Chaitra TK

Dr. Chaitra T K

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR