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
  AS  1       Paper - I Mathematics-I 5
  Elective - Soft Skill 3
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 Practical I 4
  AS   1       Paper - II Mathematics-II 5
  NME - II Food Chemistry 2
  Elective - Soft Skill 3
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
  AS 2 Paper - I Physics-I 5
  Elective - Soft Skill  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 Practical - II 4
  AS 2   Paper - II Physics-II 5
  AS Physics Practicals 4
  Part IV - Soft skills 3
  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 4
Part III   Paper - XI Organic Practical 4
  Part III   Elective - I Pharmaceutical Chemistry 5
  Part IV Value Education 2
IIIYear -VI Semester Part III   Paper - XII Organic Chemistry-II 4
  Part  III  Paper - XIII Physical Chemistry-II 4
  Part III   Paper - XIV Analytical Chemistry 4
  Part III   Paper - XV Physical Chemistry Practical 4
  Elective - II Industrial Chemistry 5
  Elective - III Polymer Electrochemistry 5
  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 Geographic Level (National/ International) Title Institution
1 Mrs.S.Radha Nov 20, 2010 National Seminar on Nanomedicine Drug delivary systems Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil.
2 Mrs.S.Radha Mar 2012 NCISE - 2012 Synthesis of reduced graphene oxide samples from graphite powder for Supercapacitor Electrode applications PSN College of engineering & Technology, Melathediyoor
3 Dr.V.Karpakam 2010 Fifteenth National Congress on Corrosion Control  Development of corrosion inhibitors for carbon steel in decontamination process NCCI, Chennai.
4 Dr.V.Karpakam 2010 International symposium on Advance in Electrochemical Science and Technology,  Synthesis of tungstate doped polyaniline and  its  usefulness in corrosion  protective coatings SAEST, Chennai.
5 Dr.V.Karpakam 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.
6 Dr.V.Karpakam 2011 CORCON 2011  Electropolymerisation of molybdate doped polyaniline film on steel and its anti corrosion performance NACE Mumbai.
7 Dr.V.Karpakam 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.
8 Dr.V.Karpakam 2012 Sixteenth National Congress on Corrosion Control  Electrosysnthesis of poly(aniline-co-m-amino benzoic acid) for corrosion protection of steel  NCCI, Calcutta.
9 Dr.R.Deepachitra 28 Feb 2012 Research Day Synthesis of collagen based Cds Quantum dots as a drug delivery vehicle for targeted cancer therapy SRM University, Kattankulathur, TamilNadu.
10 Dr.R.Deepachitra 9 March 2013 National Seminar on Biochemistry in health and environment In-situ synthesis and biocompatibility of hydroxyapatite on fibrin decorated graphene oxide. St. Josphe’s Arts and science college, cuddalore
11 Dr.R.Deepachitra Sep 2014 Young Scientist Seminar Graphene oxide based biofilms as beneficial wound dressing material CLRI, Adyar, and Chennai
12 Dr.R.Deepachitra 7th Feb 2015 International conference “Indo-Australian Conference on Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery System & Regenerative Medicine (BiTERM 2015)” Microbial Cellulose reinforced graphene oxide: A potential osteoinductive composite Anna University, Chennai
13 Dr.R.Deepachitra 27th Mar 2015 International conference on sustainable Environment and Health (ICONSEH 15) Bacterial Cellulose reinforced graphene oxide: In vivo ectopic bone formation Jeppiaar Engineering College, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, and Chennai.

S.No

Name of the Staff

Date & Year

Title of the Article

Journal Name

ISBN / ISSN NO

1

Mrs.S.Radha

2013

Medical application of nanotechnology in nanomedicine Journal of Science / Vol 3 / Issue 1 / 2013 / 28-34. e ISSN 2277 - 3290, print ISSN 2277 - 3282

2

Dr.V.Karpakam

2008

Studies on corrosion protection of Al2024 T6 alloy by electropolymerized

polyaniline coatings

Current Applied Physics, 8 (2008) 93-98  1567-1739

3

Dr.V.Karpakam

2010

Electrosysnthesis of poly(aniline-co-m-amino benzoic acid) for

Corrosion protection of steel

Materials Chemistry and Physics, 122(2010) 123-128.  0254-0584

4

Dr.V.Karpakam

2010

Sulphonate doped polyaniline containing coatings for corrosion protection

of  iron

Surf. Coat. Tech., 204  (2010) 1 1426-1431  0257-8972

5

Dr.V.Karpakam

2010

Electrosynthesis of polyaniline film on AA 7075 alloy and its corrosion

protection ability

J.  Electrochem. Soc.157 (2010) C102-C 109  1945-7111.

6

Dr.V.Karpakam

2011

Electropolymerisation of molybdate doped polyaniline film on steel and its

anti-corrosion performance

ElectrochimicaActa.  56,  (2011) 2165-2173  0013-4686

7

Dr.V.Karpakam

2011

Synthesis of tungstate doped polyaniline and its  usefulness in corrosion

protective coatings

Electrochim.Acta,  56 (2011) 9262  0013-4686

8

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

9

Dr.R.Deepachitra

2013

Osteo mineralization of fibrin-decorated graphene oxide. Carbon 56 ( 2013 ) 64 -7 6 0008-6223

10

Dr.R.Deepachitra

2014

Bacterial cellulose-reinforced hydroxyapatite functionalized graphene oxide: a potential osteoinductive composite. Cellulose 21 (2014) 3585-3595. 0969-0239

11

Dr.R.Deepachitra

2014

Graphene oxide incorporated collagen-fibrin biofilm as a wound dressing material. RSC Advances 4 (2014)  62717-62727. 2046-2069

12

Dr.R.Deepachitra

2015

In Vitro Study of Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Fibrin Functionalized /Pristine Graphene Oxide for Bone Grafting. Materials and Manufacturing Processes. 30 (2015) 804-811. 1042-6914

13

Dr.R.Deepachitra

2015

Nanoparticles embedded biomaterials in wound treatment: a review. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences  8 (2015) 324-329 0974-2115

The Laboratory is well equipped with instuments and apparatus.  Chemistry lab comprises of  instruments such as Digital Conductivitymeter, Digital Potentiometer, Centifuge machine, Electric Bunsen burner, Hot air oven, Suuction Pump, Kipp’s apparatus, Electronic and Chemical balances, adequate apparatus and glasswares.

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 (Outgone) 2013-2016
A.Saranya (III year) 2014-2017
P.S.Karthiga (II year) 2015-2018

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

Mrs.S.Radha Feb 2004 State level Recent trends in Chemistry Fatima College, Madurai.

2

Mrs.S.Radha 2004 State level THEDITSSIA-2004 C.P.A College, Bodi.

3

Mrs.S.Radha Dec 2004 State level Recent trends in Chemistry Fatima College, Madurai.

4

Mrs.S.Radha 2006 National level Recent trends in Polymer chemistry - 2006 Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar.

5

Mrs.S.Radha 2011 State level Nanostructured materials S.T.Hindu College,  Nagercoil.

6

Ms.R.yasodha september 6-7,2013 State level Advances in chemistry GRI, Dindugal

7

Ms.R.yasodha January 27-28,2014 National level National Symposium on Frontier Areas in Chemistry -II(NSFAC-II) American College, Madurai.

8

Ms.R.yasodha march 3, 2015 State level Applications of Computational Chemistry and Biology M.K.University, Madurai.

9

Ms.R.yasodha february 2013 State level One day Training on Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Formulations VIT, Vellore.
S.No NAME OF THE FACULTY QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION AREA OF INTEREST
1 Ms V. Rajeswari B.Sc., B.Ed Lab Technician Technical