Department of Chemistry

Department Profile

Since the inception of the college, the Chemistry Department has been always proving to be one of the strong organs of the college and it is striving hard to uplift the prestige of the college. It was started with four Doctorates 24 years back and at no time, the number of Doctorates in the department has come below this level. Presently, SEVEN Doctorates are working. So far, the Research publications of the teachers who worked/working in our department is above 150 and the expertise behind these Research publications is manifested in the development of this department.

Besides enriching the students with the applied aspects of Chemistry such as Engineering Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Analytical Instrumentation for Electronics and Instrumentation students etc., and providing sound fundamental applied basis for Chemical Engineering students. The department has started M.Sc. Chemistry course with specialization in Organic Chemistry in 1997 with an intake of 24 students. In 2002-2003 academic year the strength of the students has been increased to 30 due to our good performance. The department has got an opportunity to run the M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry from the academic year 2011-12 onwards. Some of the students showed remarkable performance in National level tests viz., NET, GATE and in the local University.

Further our Chemistry Department has been recognized for conducting research works viz, M.Phil, and Ph.D by Acharaya Nagarjuna University and also some of our department staff members are guiding Research students. Under “External Registration Stream” of JNTU, Hyderabad and some of our junior staff members are working in part-time for their Ph.D in our well-furnished chemical labs.

The department has four well-furnished and equipped labs having total plinth areas: 719 Sq. m. We have a separate room for modern instruments, which are being used for conducting different types of analysis. At present the department has 15 teaching staff members.

The lab is undertaking consultancy work assessing the physico-chemical parameters of various samples of different origin. In fact we are the consultants for prawn cultivation, which is widely being spread, around our locality i.e. from Nizampatnam to Nellore.

The department has the distinction of “Publishing Research Papers” from the college and thereby enshrining the college name in the eternal and everlasting words of Journals.

Courses Offered

PG Course :M.Sc Chemistry --- Duration --- 2 years

Specialisations : Organic Chemistry - Affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University

                     : Analytical Chemistry - Affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University