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B.Sc Chemistry

B.Sc. Chemistry

ABOUT THE COURSE:

The U.G. program in Chemistry was established during the academic year 2013-2014. Chemistry is necessarily an experimental science: its conclusions are drawn from data, and its principles supported by evidence from facts- Michael Faraday.Chemistry is a branch of physical science that studies the composition, structure, properties and change of matter. The department is offering Mathematics and Physics as ancillary subjects to the students.The duration of the course is three years which includes six semesters.

ELIGIBILITY:

HSC passed with Chemistry / Physics / Mathematics / Biology /are eligible for admission. DURATION OF THE COURSE

DURATION OF THE COURSE:

The duration of the course is three years which includes six semesters with two semesters per year. Each semester has ninety working days followed by examinations at the end of each semester. The odd semesters shall consist of the period from June to November of each year and the even semester from December to April of each year.

CAREER PROGRESSION

The course in chemistry is useful for students in various aspects and offers them with bright career. There are a wide variety of Chemistry careers to choose from teaching to research and development. the field of chemistry is wide and diverse. Chemistry graduates are employed in industrial sector, government departments, health sector, research institutes, laboratories and academia. The options available for chemistry graduates are Chemist, Research Scientist, Analytical Chemist, Technical Officer, Product Development Chemist, Process Development Scientist, Quality Control Scientist, Materials Analytical Chemist, Patent Agent, Laboratory Technician, Teacher, Technical Writer, Forensic Technician/chemist, Pharmaceutical Development and/or Sales, Product Testing and Analysis. Chemists get jobs in pharmaceutical companies, petroleum companies, chemical industries, perfume industries, research organizations like ISRO, DRDO, Bhabha Atomic research center etc. The course helps students in improving their diverse skills in various areas such as laboratory skills, numerical and computing skills, ability to approach the problems both analytically and logically and time management skills.

University recognition no

A1/FFJ/2013-14/945 letter dt 14 Aug 2013

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The department of Chemistry was approved by the university in 2013. The Department provides ample opportunity for the students to accumulate a thorough fundamental knowledge of all fields of Chemistry The main focus of the department is to instil the necessary spark and provide the scientific impetus so that the students can virtually experience the jiggling and wiggling of atoms and molecules. The Department enable students to have a glimpse of contemporary research, both in terms of academia and industry. Our aim is to produce knowledgeable graduates for pursuing careers with academia, industry and government.

Syllabus

YEAR/SEMESTER CATEGORY TITLE OF PAPER CREDITS
I year – I Semester Part I Language – Paper – I 3
- Part II BP2-ENG01-Communicative English I 3
- Part III Paper - I BCY-DSC01 – General Chemistry-I 4
- PART-III PMajor Practical-I -
- Part III Allied Paper-I-Choose any one from the list -
- Part IV Basic Tamil/Adv. Tamil/NME* 2
- Part IV BP4-EPSC01-English for Physical Sciences I 4
Iyear – II Semester Part I Paper - II Language - II 3
- Part II Paper - II English - II 3
- Part III Paper - II General Chemistry-II 5
- Part III Paper – III Major Practical I 4
- Part III Allied Paper - II Mathematics-II 5
- Part IV - NME - II Basic Tamil/ Adv. Tamil / NME* 2
- Part IV BP4-EPSC02-English for Physical Sciences II 4
IIyear - III Semester Part I Paper - III Language - III 3
- Part II Paper - III BP2-ENG03-Language Through Literature - I 3
- Part III BCY-DSC04 – General Chemistry III 5
- Part III BPS-CSA01 - Allied Physics – I (Theory) 5
- Part III Allied Physics – I (Practical) 5
- Part IV - Soft Skill III Soft Skill III 3
- Part IV - Soft Skill III Environmental Studies -
IIyear - IV Semester Part I Paper - IV Language - IV 3
- Part II Paper - IV BP2-ENG04-Language Through Literature-II 3
- Part III Paper - V BCY-DSC05 – General Chemistry IV 5
- Part III Paper -VI Major Practical - II 4
- Part III Allied Paper - IV BPS-CSA02 - Allied Physics – II (Theory) 5
- Part III Paper III & IV BPS-CSAP1 - Allied Physics – I & II (Practical) 4
- Part IV - Soft skills IV Soft Skills 3
- Part IV Environmental studies 2
III year – V Semester Part III Paper - VII Inorganic Chemistry-I 4
- Part III Paper - VIII Organic Chemistry-I 4
- Part III Paper - IX Physical Chemistry-I 4
- Part III Paper - X BCY-DSE1A - Pharmaceutical Chemistry (OR) BCY-DSE1B – Industrial Chemistry 5
- Part III Paper - XI BCY-DSE2A - Nanomaterials And Green Chemistry (OR) BCY-DSE2B - Polymer Chemistry 5
- Part IV Value Education 2
III Year -VI Semester Part III Paper - XII Inorganic Chemistry-II 5
- Part III Paper - XIII Organic Chemistry-II 5
- Part III Paper - XIV Physical Chemistry - II 5
- Part III Paper - XV Physical Chemistry Practical -V 3
- Part III Elective paper- III Analytical Chemistry 5
- Part V Extension Activities 1

Faculty

Name: Dr. N. S. Sangeetha

Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Designation: Assistant Professor & Head

Area of Interest: Electro Analytical Chemistry

Name: Dr. C. Chandrakala

Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Materials Chemistry

Name: Dr. B. Yamini

Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Polymer Chemistry

Name: Dr. R. J. Kavitha

Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Corrosions

Paper Presentation

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2012 - 2018

Dr.N.S.Sangeetha

30th & 31st August 2012 - National Theme meeting in recent trends in analytical chemistry - Electrocatalytic oxidation and determination of riboflavin using ferrocene modified CdSe quantum dots/graphite oxide modified graphite electrodes - University of madras, Chennai.

27th December 2012 - National Conference on recent advances in application oriented chemistry - Electrochemical determination of hydrogen peroxide using CNT/celestine blue nanohybrid sensors - Dr.MGR Educational and Research institute university, Chennai.

13th to 19th January 2013 - International conference on recent advances in material science and technology - Electrocatalytic Reduction Of Hydrogen Peroxide Based On Gold Nanoparticle - Celestine Blue Nanohybrid Modified Electrode - NIT, Surathkal

15th to 17th August 2013 - Analytical science for innovations in green energy, technology and industry - Graphene Oxide – Poly (Celestine Blue) Nanohybrid Modified Electrode For The Amperometric Determination Of Hydrogen Peroxide - Indian Analytical Science Congress, Kerala Chapter.

8th to 10th October 2013 - Chennai chemistry conference - Electrocatalytic Reduction Of Hydrogen Peroxide Based On Gold Nanoparticle – Poly (Celestine Blue) Nanohybrid Modified Electrode - CLRI, Chennai.

5th to 17th December 2013 - International Conference on Nanomaterials: Science, Technology and Applications - Hydrogen peroxide sensor based on CNTs – Poly(celestine blue nanohybrid modified electrode - B.S. Abdur Rahman University.

20th & 21st June 2014 - International Conference on Advances in New Materials - Electrochemical Determination Of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Silver Nanoparticle – Poly (Celestine Blue) Nanohybrid Modified Electrode - University of Madras.

15th August 2017 - National Conference on advances in functional materials - Electrochemical sensing of dopamine and hydrogen peroxide based on thionine/nickel hexacyanoferrate bimediator - St. Joseph’s college of engineering, Chennai.

14th to 16th February 2018 - 2nd International Conference on recent advances in material chemistry - Sensing of Paracetamol and Riboflavin using Thionine and Nickel hexacyanoferrate based electrochemical sensor - SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai.

28th february & 1st March 2018 - National Conference on Functional materials and its applications - TH/NiHCF bimediator film modified sensor for amperometric determination of dopamine and hydrogen peroxide - Vels University, Chennai.

2nd & 3rd March 2018 - International Conference on advancements and challenges in chemical sciences - Hybrid film modified amperometric sensor for selective determination of epinephrine and hydrogen peroxide - Pachaiyappa’s college, Chennai.

11th & 12th December 2018 - International Conference on Materials and Spectroscopy (ICMS) - Amperometric Bisensing of Dopamine and Hydrogen peroxide - Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2012 - 2014

Dr.C.Chandrakala

3rd & 4th December 2012 - National Conference on nanomaterials (NCN 2012) - Synthesis and Characterisation of Metal acetylacetonate precursors for Thermal Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) method (NCN 2012) - Karunya University, Coimbatore.

18th to 21st Febraury 2013 - Fourth International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials (ICRACM-2013) - Phase Diagram Studies of Tris β- Diketonates of Al3+, Cr3+ and Fe3+ By Thermal Analysis - International centre, Goa.

10th & 11th September 2014 - National Conference on materials for modern world (NCMMW – 2014) - Single Crystal and Phase Diagram Studies of Bis(N-isopropylsalicylaldiminato)cobalt(II)-Bis(N-isopropylsalicylaldiminato)nickel(II)-Bis(N-isopropylsalicylaldiminato)zinc(II)- Easwari Engineering college.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018 - 2019

Dr. B. Yamini

2-3rd Feb 2018- International Conference on Advances in Computing & Communications- 2018 - Preparation, Synthesis and Characterization of aliphatic polymers from 1,4 – cyclohexanediol. - PG & Research Department of Chemistry, Pachaiyappa’s College.

28 Feb – 1 Mar 2018 -The National Conference On Functional Materials & Its Applications - 2018 - Preparation, Synthesis and Characterization of aliphatic polymers from 1, 4 – cyclohexanediol. - Dept. of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences VISTAS, Chennai - 600117.

11 - 12th Dec 2018 -International Conference On Materials And Spectroscopy - 2018 - Synthesis and Spectral Characterization of Biocompatible Copolyester Using 1, 4 Cyclohexane Diol - Saveetha engineering college.

22nd Mar 2019 -International Journal of Research in Advent Technology -2019 - Synthesis and spectral characterization of Aliphatic Polyesters from Polyethyleneglycol (PEG-400) and Aliphatic Acids - Saveetha engineering college.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2015 - 2018

Dr.A.Shalini

27-28 Dec-2015 - Internatinal conference on Recent Sciences in Nano Science and Nano Technology(RAINSAT-2015) - One pot synthesis, characterization of polyaniline and cellulose/polyaniline nanocomposites: application towards in vitro measurements of antibacterial activity - Sathiyabama institute of Technology.

28-30 Dec 2016 - National Conference on AppliedSpectroscopy(NCAS-2016) - Synthesis, Characterization of Polyaniline and Polyaniline encapsulated Cellulose isolated from sugarcane bagasse and its study on ElectronicProperties - Vel’s University.

25-26 Feb2016 - National Conference On Advanced Materials (NCAM-2016) - Synthesis and characterisation of polyaniline protected cellulose nanocomposite and study of its application onelectrocatalytic oxidation of Ascorbic acid - SSN engineering College

22-23 Feb 2018 -National Seminar On Recent Trends in Nano bio sensors, (NBS-2018) - Synthesis and characterisation of polypyrrole protected cellulose nano composites for the electrochemical sensor application - University of Madras.

26-27 Feb2018 - Internatinal conference on Impact of NanoTechnology On Health and Environment(ICINHE-2018) - Preparation and Properties of Polyaniline Protected Hemp nanocomposite - Quaid-e-millath Government college for women.

11th -12th Dec 2018 - International Conference on Material and Spectroscopy, (ICMS-2018”) - Synthesis and Characterisation of Graphene Oxide Coated Au Nano Particles and the Study of its Application on Electro Catalytic Activity of Nitric Oxide - Saveetha Engineering College.

Publications

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2014 - 2021

S.NO. Author Month & Year of Publication Title of the Research Article/Book/Book Review/ Magazine Article Name of the publication ISSN
1. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 2013 Synthesis of exclusive star shaped PbS nanocrystals and determination of Cd(II) ions using Hg(II)-PbS modified graphite electrode by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry. Asian journal of chemistry, 25 (2013) 30 0970-7077
2. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 2013 Poly(Celestine Blue)-Graphene Oxide Nanohybrid Modified Electrode for Amperometric Determination of Hydrogen Peroxide Graphene, 1 (2013) 136 2167-275X
3. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 2014 Hydrogen Peroxide Sensor Based On Carbon Nanotubes – Poly (Celestine Blue) Nanohybrid Modified Electrode Advanced Materials Research, 38 (2014) 263 1662-8985
4. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 2014 A novel bimediator amperometric sensor for electrocatalytic oxidation of gallic acid and reduction of hydrogen peroxide Analytica Chimica Acta, 828 (2014) 34 0003-2670
5. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 2014 Electrochemical Determination of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Silver Nanoparticle – Poly (Celestine Blue) Nanohybrid Modified Electrode International Journal of Innovative Research in Science & Engineering, (2014) 2347 2347-3207
6. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 2019 Amperometric H2O2 sensor based on gold nanoparticles/poly (celestine blue) nanohybrid film Springer Nature Applied Sciences,1 (2019) 732 2347-3207
7. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 2019 Effective electrochemical detection of riboflavin and butylated hydroxy anisole based on azure A and nickel hexacyanoferrate framework on graphite electrode Chemical Data Collections, 30 (2020) 100544 -
8. Dr.C.Chandrakala 2015 Binary Phase Diagram and Thin Film Coatings of bimetallic oxides using Bis(N-isopropylsalicylaldimine)M(II) (M = Co, Ni and Zn as a Single source precursor For Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition Int. J. Chem and Phy. Sci.,5( 2015) 55. 2319 - 6602
9. Dr.C.Chandrakala 2015 Phase Diagram Studies and Thin Film Coatings of bi and tri-metallic oxides using Tris β-Diketonates of Aluminium (III),Chromium (III) and Iron (III) as a Single source precursor Int. J. Chemtech Res.,7 (2015) 2711. 0974 - 4290
10. Dr.C.Chandrakala 2015 Thermodynamic and Decomposition Kinetic Studies of Cobalt Schiff base Complex of 2,4-pentandione diamines and Semicarbzide Int. J. Chemtech Res.,7 (2015) 2711. 0974 - 4290
11. Dr.C.Chandrakala 2015 Development of Cobalt Schiff Base Precursors For nanocrystalline Cobalt Oxide Thin Film By Thermal CVD Method Int. J. PharmChem. Biol Sci., 5 (2015)112. 0019 - 6339
12. Dr.C.Chandrakala 2015 Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Cobalt (II) Schiff Base Precursor for Cobalt Oxide Thin Film by Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition Polyhedron.,110 (2016) 291. 0277 - 5387
13. Dr.C.Chandrakala 2017 Synthesis, structure, vapour pressure and deposition of ZnO thin film by plasma assisted MOCVD technique using a novel precursor bis[(pentylnitrilomethylidine) (pentylnitrilomethylidine-μ-phenalato)]dizinc(II) J. Mol. Struct.,1130 (2017) 1 0022 - 2860
14. Dr.B.Yamini 2015 Water pollution due to dying effluents in Noyyal river,Tirupur – A case study International journal of chem. Tech research,Vol 7,No.7, pp 3075-3080 0974-4290
15. Dr.B.Yamini 2018 Synthesis, characterization and comparison of Biodegradable aliphatic copolyesters: poly Ethylene glycol octanediol sebacate and Polyethylene glycol dodecanediol adipate Rasayan Journal of Chemistry ,Vol. 11 | No. 1 |413 - 425 | January - March | 2018 3075-3080 0974-1496
16. Dr.B.Yamini 2018 Synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity of Certain peg400 based biodegradable aliphatic Copolyesters Rasayan Journal of Chemistry ,Vol. 11 | No. 2 |440 - 451 | April - June | 2018 0974-1496
17. Dr.B.Yamini 2019 Development of New Aliphatic Biocompatible Polymers from PEG 400 for their Applications J. Indian Chem. Soc.,Vol 96, pp 209 – 214, Jan 2019 -
18. Dr.B.Yamini 2019 Synthesis and spectral characterization of biocompatible copolyester using 1,4 – cyclohexane diol Advanced Materials Proceedings,Vol 5 (1), 20010392 2002-4428
19. Dr.A.Shalini 2019 One pot synthesis, characterization of polyaniline and cellulose/polyaniline nanocomposites: application towards in vitro measurements of antibacterial activity Materials today :Proceedings (Elsevier) ,3(2016)1633-1642 2455-5193
20. Dr.A.Shalini 2019 Single Pot Synthesis, characterization of PPY @C Composite modified electrode for the electrocatalytic determination of Ascorbic acid in commercial fruit samples. Surfaces and Interfaces(Elsevier),17(2019) 100386 2468-0230
21. Dr.A.Shalini 2019 Synthesis and Characterisation of Graphene Oxide Coated Au Nano Particles and the Study of its Application on Electro Catalytic Activity of Nitric Oxide Advanced Materials Proceedings,Vol 5 (1), 2019, 3,1- 4 2002-4428
22. Dr.A.Shalini 2021 Review Graphene Deposited conducting polymers: synthesis and sensing applications International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review, ISSN: 2347-3215 (Online) Volume 9 Number 09 (September-2021) 2347-3215

The laboratory experiences provide opportunities for students to interact directly with the material world using innovative instruments and technologies. The course mainly aims on an intensive introduction about the techniques of theoretical and experimental chemistry to the students. The chemistry lab is well equipped with latest version of instruments like digital conductivity meter, digital potentiometer, centrifuge machine, hot air oven, suction pump, Kipp’s apparatus, electronic and chemical balances, hot air oven and muffle furnace. The lab is highly ventilated and can accommodate 45 students. Students are given complete training on handling various apparatus and glasswares. Theoretical sessions are arranged for the students in preparing chemical solutions and handling of hazardous chemicals which will facilitate student’s research career in their higher studies. Students from other domains are also given hands on training in the chemistry lab as a part of interdisciplinary course offered by the institution.

Lab Technician

Name: Ms V. Rajeswari

Qualification: B.Sc., B.Ed

Designation: Lab Technician

Area of Interest: Technical

Academic Achievements

The Management appreciates the meritorious students every year. The overall topper and the subject toppers of the department are awarded a medal and certificate.

Name of the candidate: B.Navasri

Batch: 2013 - 2016

Name of the candidate: A.Saranya

Batch: 2014 - 2017

Name of the candidate: P.S.Karthiga

Batch: 2015 - 2018

Name of the candidate: R.Ponmalar

Batch: 2016 - 2019

Workshops, Fdp & Seminars

S.NO. Name Of The Staff Month & Year Geographic Level Title Institution
1. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 16th April 2012 National National SEMINAR on advances in sensors and applications VIT, CHENNAI
2. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 11th September 2012 International Indo – German international seminar on electrochemistry of solid materials and solid NMR of Nano crystallites. University of madras, Chennai.
3. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 25th February 2013 National Workshop on chromatographic techniques University of Madras, Chennai.
4. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 30th & 31st August 2013 National National Seminar on chromatographic techniques University of Madras, Chennai.
5. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 3rd March 2017 National National seminar on recent analytical techniques in research areas of chemistry Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai.
6. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 14th & 15th March 2017 National National conference on advances in biotechnology and health science. Dr.MGR Educational and Research institute university, Chennai.
7. Dr.N.S.Sangeetha 21st April 2018 National National Seminar on Research and Innovations in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai.
8. Dr.C.Chandrakala 9th to 11th August 2018 National Green Approach to Chemistry Experiments Loyola College, Chennai
9. Dr.C.Chandrakala 22nd February, 2017 International Models and Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry” (MMBIC) Loyola College, Chennai
10. Dr. B. Yamini 2nd April 2016 National Recent Analytical Techniques in Research of Chemistry Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai.
11. DDr. B. Yamini 3rd March 2017 National National seminar on recent analytical techniques in research areas of chemistry Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai
12. Dr. B. Yamini 19th - 21st February 2014 National National seminar on Hybrid Renewable Energy System Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai.
13. Dr. B. Yamini 2nd March 2013 National National Seminar on Modern Techniques for the Characterisation of Polymeric Materials VIT University, Chennai
14. Dr. B. Yamini 27th July 2012 National National seminar on Recent trends in Biomaterials for Tissue Enginnering in association with Indian council of Medical research Velammal Institute of Technology, Chennai.
15. Dr. B. Yamini 21st April 2017 National National Seminar on Research and Innovations in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai.

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