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 FOR ADMISSION

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 organisations like ISRO, DRDO, Bhabha Atomic research centre 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.

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.

University recognition no. -- A1/FFJ/2013-14/945 letter dt 14 Aug 2013

SYLLABUS & SCHEME

The department adheres to the syllabus prescribed by the University of Madras on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

Year / Semester Category Title of the paper Credits
I year – I Semester Part  I      Paper - I Language - I 3
  Part  II     Paper - I English - I 3
  Part  III   Paper - I General Chemistry-I 5
  Part III  Allied Paper - I Mathematics-I 5
  Part IV Soft Skill - I 2
  Part IV  NME - I Chemistry in Everyday life 2
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 Food Chemistry 2
  Part IV Soft Skill - II 2
IIyear - III Semester Part  I        Paper - III Language - III 3
  Part  II      Paper - III English - III 3
  Part  III     Paper - IV General Chemistry-III 5
  Part III Allied Paper - III Physics-I 5
  Part IV - Soft Skill III  Personality Enrichment-I 3
IIyear - IV Semester Part I Paper - IV Language - IV 3
  Part II   Paper - IV English - IV 3
  Part III   Paper - V Inorganic Chemistry-I 5
  Part III   Paper -VI Major Practical - II 4
  Part III Allied Paper - IV Physics-II 5
  Part III Paper III & IV Allied Physics Practicals 4
  Part IV - Soft skills IV Personality Enrichment -II 3
  Part IV  Environmental studies 2
III year – V Semester Part III   Paper - VII Inorganic Chemistry-II 4
  Part III   Paper - VIII Organic Chemistry-I 4
  Part III   Paper - IX Physical Chemistry-I 4
  Part III   Paper - X Gravimetric Analysis Practical - III 3
  Part III   Paper - XI Organic Analysis & Preparation (Practical – IV) 3
  Part III   Elective - I Pharmaceutical Chemistry 5
  Part III Elective - II 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
S.No NAME OF THE FACULTY QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION AREA OF INTEREST
1 Dr. N. S. Sangeetha M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Head Electro Analytical Chemistry
2 Dr. V. Karpakam M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor Corrosions
3 Dr. C. Chandrakala M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor Inorganic Complex Preparations
4 Mrs. R. J. Kavitha M.Sc., (Ph.D.,) Assistant Professor Corrosions
5 Ms.Yuvarani M.Sc., M.Phil., Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry

S.No Name of the staff Date & Year Geographical Level (National/International) Title Institution
1 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
2 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 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
3 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 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
4 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 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
5 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 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
6 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 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 
7 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 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
8 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 24th to 26th September 2015 Analytical science for technological excellence and environmental sustainability AZA/ NiHCF bimediator modified electrode for electrochemical determination of BHA/Riboflavin Indian Analytical Science Congress, Kerala Chapter.
9 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 28th to 30th December 2015 International conference on recent trends in analytical chemistry Electrochemical application of Thionine/ Nickel hexacyanoferrate bimediator amperometric sensor  University of Madras, Chennai.
10 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 5th 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.
11 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 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. 
12 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 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.
13 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 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.
14 Dr. N.S. Sangeetha 11th & 12th December 2018 International Conference on Materials and Spectroscopy (ICMS) Amperometric Bisensing of Dopamine and Hydrogen peroxide Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai
15 Dr. V. Karpakam 8th to 10th September 2010 Fifteenth National Congress on Corrosion Control Development of corrosion inhibitors for carbon steel in decontamination process NCCI, Chennai.
16 Dr. V. Karpakam 26th to 28th September 2010 International symposium on Advance in Electrochemical Science and Technology, Synthesis of tungstate doped polyaniline and  its  usefulness in corrosion  protective coatings SAEST, Chennai.
17 Dr. V. Karpakam 3rd to 5th March 2011 International Symposium on surface Protective Coatings Sulphonate doped polyaniline containing coatings for corrosion protection of iron Society for Surface Protective Coatings India,  New Delhi.
18 Dr. V. Karpakam 9th to 11th October 2011 CORCON 2011 Electropolymerisation of molybdate doped polyaniline film on steel and its anti corrosion performance NACE Mumbai.
19 Dr. V. Karpakam 3rd to 6th March 2011 International Symposium on surface Protective Coatings Electro synthesis of PANI-nano TiO2 composite coating on steel and its anti-corrosion performance Society for Surface     Protective Coatings India,  Bangalore.
20 Dr. V. Karpakam 9th to 12th September 2012 Sixteenth National Congress on Corrosion Control Electrosysnthesis of poly(aniline-co-m-amino benzoic acid) for corrosion protection of steel NCCI, Calcutta.
21 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
22 Dr. C. Chandrakala 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
23 Dr. C. Chandrakala 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) (NCMMW – 2014) Easwari Engineering college
24 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 10th to 12th March 2014 International conference on Materials and characterization techniques (ICMCT - 2014) Synthesis, Characterization of Zn,Mg,Sr doped bioactive glass through Quick Alkali mediated sol-gel process” VIT University, Vellore
25 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 20th to 21st June2014 International Conference on Advances in New materials (ICAN - 2014) Synthesis and In vitro characterization of Lithium doped bioactive glass through Quick alkali mediated sol-gel process University of Madras, Chennai.
26 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 5th to 7th February 2015 Indo-Australian conference on biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Drug delivery system & Regenerative Medicine (BiTERM 2015) Controlling initial degradation behavior of magnesium through multi-metal doped phosphate composite coating for biodegradable implant application Anna University, Chennai
27 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 31st July & 1st  Aug 2015 Corrosion Prevention Symposium (CORSYM 2015) The utility of strontium phosphate conversion coatings on improving the degradation resistance of Mg orthopaedic implants NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) and the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), at IIT Madras, Chennai
28 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 19th to 21st  November 2015 International Conference and Expo on Corrosion (CORCON 2015) Deposition of Strontium phosphate coating on Magnesium by Hydrothermal method NACE International Gateway India Section
29 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 28th to 30th December 2015 International Conference on Recent Trends in Analytical Chemistry  (ICORTAC-2015) Deposition of Biocompatible strontium phosphate coatings to control the rate of degradation of pure magnesium for absorbable implants University of Madras, Chennai
30 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 15th to17th March 2018 International Conference on Recent Trends in Analytical Chemistry  (ICORTAC-2018) Preliminary research on Strontium phosphate coating on commercial pure Mg via electrodeposition method University of Madras, Chennai
31 Ms. S. Yuvarani 15th to17th March 2018 Recent Trends In Analytical Chemistry (ICORTAC-2018) Synthesis and charateristion : lithium substituted hydroxyapatite for biomedical applications.  University of Madras, Guindy campus
S.No Name of the staff  Year Title of the article Journal name ISSN/ISBN No
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 2523-3963
7 Dr.V.Karpakam 2008 Studies on corrosion protection of Al2024 T6 alloy by electropolymerized polyaniline coatings Current Applied Physics, 8 (2008) 93  1567-1739
8 Dr.V.Karpakam 2010 Electrosysnthesis of poly(aniline-co-m-amino benzoic acid) for Corrosion protection of steel Materials Chemistry and Physics, 122(2010) 123. 0254-0584
9 Dr.V.Karpakam 2010 Sulphonate doped polyaniline containing coatings for corrosion protectionof  iron Surf. Coat. Tech., 204  (2010) 1 1426. 0257-8972
10 Dr.V.Karpakam 2010 Electrosynthesis of polyaniline film on AA 7075 alloy and its corrosion protection ability J.  Electrochem. Soc.157 (2010) C102. 1945-7111.
11 Dr.V.Karpakam 2011 Electropolymerisation of molybdate doped polyaniline film on steel and its anti-corrosion performance ElectrochimicaActa.  56,  (2011) 2165.  0013-4686
12 Dr.V.Karpakam 2011 Synthesis of tungstate doped polyaniline and its  usefulness in corrosion protective coatings Electrochim.Acta,  56 (2011) 9262 0013-4686
13 Dr.V.Karpakam 2011 Electro synthesis of PANI-nano TiO2  composite coating on steel and its anti-corrosion performance Elect J Electrochem. Soc.158 (2011) C416  1452-3981
14 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
15 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
16 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.,8 (2015) 1310. 0974 - 4290
17 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
18 Dr. C. Chandrakala 2016 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
19 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
20 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 2014 Surface reactivity of Quick alkali medicated Bivalent metal ions (Zn,Mg,Sr) doped bioactive glass International Journal of Innovative Research in Science and Engineering (IJIRSE), 2 (2014) 675. 2347-3207
21 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 2014 Synthesis and invitro characterization of lithium doped bioactive glass through quick alkali sol-gel method International Journal of Innovative Research in Science and Engineering (IJIRSE), 2 (2014) 451. 2347-3207
22 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 2014 Porous – Hydroxyapatite nanoflakes by Ascorbic acid additive in wet – Chemical combustion synthesis International Journal of Innovative Research in Science and Engineering (IJIRSE), 2 (2014) 451. 2347-3207
23 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 2015 Synthesis and characterization of nano-hydroxyapatite using Sapindus Mukorossi extract Solid state physics, AIP Conf. Proc. 1665, 050127 (2015) 1.  
24 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 2018 Deposition of strontium phosphate coatings on magnesium by hydrothermal treatment: Characteristics, corrosion resistance and bioactivity Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 745 (2018) 725.  
25 Ms. R.J. Kavitha 2018 Evaluation of adhesion and ion release in hydrothermally deposited strontium phosphate coating on Mg International journal of Research and Analytical Reviews,  5 (2018) 234a.  

 

 

 

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.

ACADEMIC ACHEIVMENTS

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 Batch
B.Navasri  2013 - 2016
A.Saranya  2014 - 2017
P.S.Karthiga  2015 - 2018
R.Ponmalar  2016 - 2019

WORKSHOPS, FDP & SEMINARS

The Department of Chemistry organized a Workshop on 26th February regarding “FOOD ADULTERATION”. The students demonstrated and explained how to test the adulterants in some food items.

II and III B.Sc., Chemistry students were visited CIPET, GUNIDY for “Industrial Visit” on 2nd August 2016.

The Department of Chemistry organized a Workshop on 5th October 2016 regarding “MICROSCALE ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS”.

Seminars, Workshops and FDP

S. No

Name of the Staff

Year

Geographic Level (National/ International)

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

 

S.No NAME OF THE FACULTY QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION AREA OF INTEREST
1 Ms V. Rajeswari B.Sc., B.Ed Lab Technician Technical