Department of Chemistry

Established in 2008

The Department, with its most conducive academic environment and learner centric approach, aims at providing an opportunity for two Post Graduate programs [M.Sc. Chemistry & M.Sc. Organic Chemistry]. Teaching & research are synergistic to each other in the department which attracts best students of different states. The department constitutes faculty expertise in frontier level of teaching and research in the field of coordination chemistry, analytical chemistry, bio-inorganic chemistry, bio-organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, polymer science, green chemistry, nano-chemistry and solid-state chemistry. Digital modes of learning are prioritized apart from practical and theoretical methods of learning. Curriculum involves student research projects. Emphasis is given to value education, current affairs, certificate courses, student lecture series, skill enhancement programs, extension activities, Placement Training Programs, which include training students in group discussions, facing interviews and so on. Students are motivated and encouraged to participate in intercollegiate fests, seminars and conferences. The Department is recognized by Tumkur University as Research Centre

Highlights of the Department

  • Exposure to tools in chemical research by providing add on courses, deputing students to premier Institution/Industries for project work and paper presentations in conferences
  • Enhancement of employability through organizing student-industry interaction, pre-placement training, interview simulation, industrial visit and campus recruitment
  • Providing platform to unveil the hidden personal skills by involving students in teaching-learning activities, demonstration, exhibition, competition and organizing programs

Elective subjects offered by the department

Semester Title of Elective Paper
  1. Spectroscopy
  2. Methods of Analysis
  3. Environmental Chemistry
  1. Spectroscopy and Analytical Techniques
  2. Chemistry of Bio-molecules
  3. Chemistry of Life (Open elective)
  4. Environmental Chemistry (Open elective)
  1. Chemistry of Synthetic Drugs
  2. Bioorganic Chemistry
  3. Medicines in Daily Life (Open elective)
  4. Chemistry of Materials (Open elective)
  1.  Nuclear, Surface & Nano Chemistry
  2. Organometallic Chemistry
  3. Electrochemistry and Reaction Dynamics
  4. Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
  5. Chemistry of Natural Products
  6. Industrial Organic Chemistry

Did You Know ?

“More than one lakh chemical reaction takes place in your brain every second”.

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output
Scheme & Syllabus

Association & Activities

The Departmental Association: CONCHEM- Consortium of Chemists runs by students wherein they organize various activities to excel to end up in zenith career.


  • Student Research Projects in reputed institutions and industries.
  • Campus recruitments
  • Industry/Institution visit
  • Strong institution-industry interactions.
  • Career guidance programs
  • Student faculty programme
  • Guest lectures and Alumni interactions.
  • Popularization of Chemistry in School and Colleges.
  • Inter/Intra Collegiate fests and competitions
  • International/National/State level Conferences and seminars

Conferences/Seminar/Workshop organized

  • State level conference on “Emerging Trends in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Designing” held during 6 &7 March 2009
  • State level workshop on “Microscale experiments in Chemistry” held on 29 September 2010.
  • State level workshop on “Preparation for SLET-2011” held during 13 & 14 August 2011.
  • One Day Programme on “International Year of Chemistry- IYC 2011” held during 13 & 14 August 2011
  • State level Symposium on “Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences” held on 24 December 2012.
  • National level Workshop on “Preparation for UGC/K-SET” held during 13 to 16 November 2013.
  • National level Seminar on ‘Modern Synthetic Methods and their Applications’ held on 27 February 2015.
  • One day programme on “Prospective of Chemistry” held on 3 March 2016.
  • National Conference on “Chemistry for Sustainable Future” held during 27 & 28 January 2017

Industry- Student Interaction

Every year Department organizes Industry-Student Interaction in view of campus interview by different industrialists who conduct mock interview so that students get exposed to industrial skills and requirements. The Department conducted interaction;

  • by Dr. Sanjay, S.S. (Ex-Employee, Alkem Laboratories, Bangalore), Assistant Professor, SDMIT, Ujire on 18 and 22 March 2017.
  • by Dr. Sanjay, S.S. (Ex-Employee, Alkem Laboratories, Bangalore), Assistant Professor, SDMIT, Ujire on 26 March 2018.
  • by Mr. K.Shridhara, Director, Schub Laboratories, Bangalore & Dr. Sanjay, S.S. (Ex-Employee, Alkem Laboratories, Bangalore), Assistant Professor, SDMIT, Ujire on 31January to 01February 2019.
  • by Dr. K. V.Uduapa, Director, ArkGen Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore and Dr. Sanjay. S.S. (Ex-Employee, Alkem Laboratories, Bangalore), Assistant Professor, SDMIT, Ujire on 31January 2020

Industrial/Institutional Summer Research Project

The Department deputes all II M.Sc. students for Summer Research Project in various Industries and Research Institutions in the month of June and July

Industrial/Educational visit organized

Every year the Department wishes to conduct one Industrial/Institutional visit for students and the Department visited;

  • Syngenta Biosciences Pvt. Ltd. and Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd., Goa, Goa University, Goa on 07 and 08 January 2016.
  • National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)-ISRO, Trivandrum from 12 to 14 January 2017.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Nehru Science Centre, Baba Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai from 06 to 10 January 2018.
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and AVRA Laboratory Ltd from 05 to 08 2019.
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) and Hikal Research & Technology Centre, Pune from 07 to 12 January 2020

Inter/Intra college competition conducted

  • Chem Fest “Challenges of Chemistry” on 29 September 2012.
  • One day Intercollegiate Fest ChemCarnival-2014 on 05 February 2014
  • “ANVESHANA-2015” on 17 January 2015

Community Orientation

Faculties along with a team of students visit nearby schools to orient and create awareness about boons & banes of chemicals in daily life, also to inculcate cleanliness and 3R’s (Reuse, Recycle and Reduce) by various programs. In this connection, the Department conducts different activities at High schools of Belthangady Taluk to promote basic science among students.


  • SDM English Medium School (CBSE) and SDM English Medium School, Ujire on 26August 2016
  • Government High School, Nada, on 11September 2017
  • Government High School, Koyyuru on 24October 2017
  • Anugraha English Medium School, Ujire on 30October 2017.
  • Government High School, Gerukatte on 31October 2017.
  • Manjunatheshwara High School (Aided), Dharmasthala on 31October 2017.
  • Govt. Higher Primary School, Marodi,Naravi held on 17 March 2019

Research Output

P.G. Department of Chemistry, SDM has vibrant research activities which includes basic frontier areas of research. The faculty works in synthesis, property examination and theoretical aspects of matter at molecular level. The funding for research comes from various government and private organizations. Current research spans the breadth of chemistry, including research in the areas of coordination chemistry, analytical chemistry, bio-organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry and solid-state chemistry. Outcomes through reputed Journals and Books are holistically impacting the society and young researchers. Research collaboration with SDM Centre for Research in Ayurveda and Allied Sciences also boosts emerging of new vital ideas in interdisciplinary research.


    • Prasad D J, Mithun Ashok, Karegoudar P, Poojary B, Shivarama Holl B, Suchetha Kumari N. Synthesis and antimicrobial activities of some new triazolo thiadiazoles bearing 4-methylthio benzyl moiety. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2009; 44(2): 551-557.
    • Bhat K S, Poojary B, Prasad D J, Naik P and Shivarama Holla B. Synthesis and antitumour activity studies of some new fused 1,2,4-triazole derivatives. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2009; 44(12): 5066-7.
    • M S Karthikeyan, B Shivarama Holla. Synthesis, analgesic anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial studies of 2,4-dichloro-5- fluorophenyl containing thiazolo triazoles. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2009; 44: 827-833.
    • M S Karthikeyan, P Karegoudar ,Mahalinga, B Poojary , B Shivarama Holla. Synthesis and antibacterial evaluation of halogen containing arylidene triazolo triazine diones. Posphorus, Sulphur, Silicon and Related Compounds. 2009; 184(12): 3231-40.
    • M K Shivananda, B Shivarama Holla.Antifungal activity studies of some quinazolinone derivatives. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. 2011; 3(3): 83-86.
    • Sunil Narayan K N, Priyadarshini, Holla B S, Pushpendra B, Ravishankar B, Yashovarma B. High performance thin layer chromatography qualitative densitometry as a sensitive method to assess shelf life of polyherbal formulations; A study on HutabhugadiChurna. Journal of Research in Ayurveda-AYU. 2015; 36(3): 303-310.
    • Sunil Narayan K N, Priyadarshini, Pushpendra B, Shivarama Holla B, Ravishankar B, Yashovarma B. Pharmacopoeial constants as indication of stability of polyherbal formulations. Journal of Scientific and innovative Reseach. 2015; 4(3): 124-126.
    • Sudhakar Y N, M Selvakumar, D Krishna Bhat. Effect of acid dopants in biodegradable gel polymer electrolyte and the performance in electrochemical double layer capacitors. PhysicaScripta. 2015; 90.
    • Sunil Narayan K N, Priyadarshini, Pushpendra, B S Holla, B Ravishankar. Chemical Analysis and antioxidant properties of HutabhugadiCurma-A- Polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation. Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences. 2016; 1(1): 41-45.
    • Sunil Narayan K N, Priyadarshini, Pushpendra, B Ravishankar, B S Holla, B Yashovarma. Quality standards of Hutabhugadicurna. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. 2016; 6:78-88.
    • K N Poojary, B Poojary, Vasantha Kumar, B Shivarama Holla. Synthesis, Anticancer and Antibacterial Activities of Triazolo Thiadiazoles containing 2,4-dichloro- 5-fluorophenyl moiety. Journal of Applicable Chemistry. 2016; 5(2): 331-339.
    • S Naveen, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, B Shivarama Holla, N K Lokanath, M MMAbdoh. Ethyl 1-benzyl- 2-(4- methoxyphenyl)-1H- benzimidazole-5- carboxylate. IUCrData. 2016;1: x161759.
    • Naveen, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, P Vishwanatha, N K Lokanath and M MMAbdoh. Ethyl 1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1Hbenzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxylate. IUCrData. 2016; 1: x161744.
    • Naveen, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, B Shivarama Holla, N K Lokanath, M MMAbdoh. Ethyl 1-benzyl-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylate. IUCrData. 2016; 1: x161759.
    • Madan Kumar, D Manasa, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, K Byrappa, M MMAbdoh. Ethyl 1-benzyl-2-(3-chlorophenyl)-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylate. IUCrData. 2016; 1: x161068.
    • Madan Kumar, Vasantha Kumar, Poojary Boja, K Byrappa,IsmailWarad. Ethyl 2-(4-cyanophenyl)-1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1Hbenzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxylate. IUCrData. 2016; 1: x161124.
    • Sudhakar Y N, Aravind K P, Pramod K, Srinivas A K, Sushma R K, Antony S D. A Study of Physicochemical properties of subcutaneous fat of the Abdomen and its implication in Abdominal obesity. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2016; 10(5): OC 48-OC51.
    • Sudhakar Y N, M Selvakumar, D Krishna Bhat. Ionic Conductivity and Dielectric Studies of Acid Doped Cellulise Acetate Propionate Solid Electrolyte for Supercapacitor. Polymer Engineering and Science. 2016:196-203.
    • Naveen, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, Naveen Kumar, Nora Jarrar, N K Lokanath, Ismail Warad. Ethyl 2-(4-meth­­oxy­phen­yl)-1-methyl-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxyl­ate. IUCrData. 2017; 2: x170438.
    • Sowmya P V, Boja Poojary, B C Revanasiddappa, M Vijayakumar, P Nikil, Vasantha Kumar. Novel 2-methyl-6-arylpyridines carrying active pharmacophore 4,5-dihydro 2-pyrazolines: synthesis, antidepressant, and anti-tuberculosis evaluation. Research on Chemical Intermediates. 2017; 43(7): 399-422.
    • Sowmya P V, Poojary B, Kumar V, Vishwanatha U, Shetty P. Fluorinated pyrrole incorporated 2-thiazolyl hydrazone motifs: a new class of antimicrobial and anti-tuberculosis agents. Archives of Pharmacal Research. 2017; doi: 10.1007/s12272-017-0967-1.
    • Purandara H, Foro S, Gowda BT. Crystal structures of three ortho -substituted N -acylhydrazone derivatives. Acta Crystallogr Sect E CrystallogrCommun. 2017; E73: 1946–51.
    • Purandara H, Foro S, Gowda BT, Purandara H, Gowda BT. Crystal structure of (E) -4-methyl-N -{2-[ 2-(4-nitrobenzyl-idene) hydrazin-1-yl] -2-oxoethyl} benzenesulfonamide N, N -dimethylformamide monosolvate. Acta Crystallogr Sect E CrystallogrCommun. 2017; E73:1683–6.
    • M K Shivananda, B S Holla. Synthesis, Characterization, Mass Spectral Investigation and Antibacterial Activity Studies of Some Arylfuranylpropenones. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. 2017; 9 (6): 1-4.
    • Shashiprabha, Nagarajan Kuppuswamy, Rao Sundarraja K, ShridharaK, Nayak Suresh P, Thomas Sajesh P, Row Guru TN, Pari Koteppa, Jithendranath Sandesh. Structural studies on nitroimidaooxazoles with Antitubercular and antileishmanial activities. Indian Journal of Chemistry, Sec B. 2017; 56B(2): 145-151.
    • Shashiprabha, Sanjay S S, Vishwanatha P, Sudhakar YN. Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activity of Quinoline Bound Imidazoles. Mapana Journal of Sciences. 2018; 17(2): 53-59.
    • Nefisath P, Vishwanatha P, Sudhakar Y N. Synthesis and Characterization of Benzoxazinone Derivatives.Mapana Journal of Sciences. 2018; 17(2):47-51.
    • Naveen Kumar, Swamy Sreenivasa, Vasantha Kumar and NadigarRevansiddappa, 3-(3,5-Difluorophenyl)-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carbaldehyde. Molbank. 2018; M1011: doi: 10.3390/M1011.
    • Mahima Bhat, P M Gurubasavaraja Swamy, Boja Poojary, B C Revanasiddappa, M Vijay Kumar, Vasantha Kumar. Biological evaluation and in silico molecular docking study of a new series of thiazol-2-yl-hydrazone conglomerates. Research on Chemical Intermediates. 2018; 44: 2779–2805.
    • Mahima Bhat, Boja Poojary, BhuvaneshSukhlalKalal, P M Gurubasavaraja Swamy, SenthamaraikannanKabilan, Vasantha Kumar, Nooji Shruthi, Selvam Athavan Alias Anand, VinithaRamanath Pai. Synthesis and evaluation of thiazolidinone–pyrazole conjugates as anticancer and antimicrobial agents. Future medicinal Chemistry. 2018; 10: 1017-1036.
    • Purandara H, Foro S, Gowda B T. Comparison of the crystal structures and Hirshfeld surface analysis of five N-(4-methylbenzenesulfonyl)glycinehydrazone derivatives. Acta Crystallogr Sect C Struct Chem. 2018; E74:1553–60
    • Sunil Kumar, Jyothi Kudva, S Madan Kumar, U Vishwanatha, Vasantha Kumar, DamodaraNaral, Synthesis, characterization, crystal structure, Hirshfeld interaction and bio-evaluation studies of 4-amino quinazoline sulfonamide derivatives, Journal of Molecular Structure2018, 1167, 142-153.
    • Purandara H, Foro S, Gowda BT. Crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis of (E)-4-chloro-N-{2-[2-(4-nitrobenzylidene)hydrazin- 1-yl]-2-oxoethyl}benzenesulfonamide N,N-dimethylformamide monosolvate. Acta Crystallogr Sect E CrystallogrCommun. 2018; E74: 394–9.
    • Sunil Kumar, Jyothi Kudva, B R Bharath, Vaishali M Rai, S Madan Kumar,Vasantha Kumar, Shyama Prasad Sajankila. Synthesis, Characterization, Molecular Docking Studies and Biological Evaluation of Some Conjugated Quinazoline-Sulfonamide. Scaffold Chemistry Select. 2018; 3: 13586– 13595.
    • K Joice, Anitha Varghese, Y N Sudhakar, Bala Ganesh and Joseph Selvaraj, Poly(aniline) Decorated with Nanocactus Platinum on Carbon Fiber Paper and Its Electrocatalytic Behavior toward Toluene Oxidation. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 2018; 165(7): H399-H406.
    • B P Sowmya, B S Holla. Synthesis, characterization and study of thermodynamic properties of 1-(2,4-Dichlorophenyl)-3-(naphthalen-1-yl)-2-propen-1-one. International Journal of Emerging Technology & Innovative Research. 2018; 5(7): 68-73. ISSN Number: 2349-5162.
    • Sunil Kumar, Jyothi Kudva, B R Bharath, K Ananda, Rajitha Sadashiva, S Madan Kumar, B C Revanasiddappa, Vasantha Kumar, P D Rekha,DamodaraNarali. Synthesis, structural, biological and in silico studies of new 5-arylidene-4-thiazolidinone derivatives as possible anticancer, antimicrobial and antitubercular agents. New Journal of Chemistry. 2019; 43: 1597.
    • Prakash Bhaskar, Suresha Kumara Tholappanavara, BhuvaneshSukhlalKalal, Vasantha Kumar, Ananda Kumar ChannapillekoppaSiddegowda, Sowmya HaliwanaBanakara Vijaykumar, VinithaRamanath Pai, and SujanGanapathyg. Synthesis, Characterization, Cytotoxicity and DNA Binding Studies Accepted for publication in Current Bioactive Compounds. 2019; (DOI: 10.2174/1573407215666190328222350).
    • B Manjunatha, Ravindra Rajarao, P Poorneshc, B J Rudresha, G Umesh, B Ramachandra Bhat. Enhanced photostability and optical nonlinearity of nickel and cobalt organometallic complexes. Optical Materials. 2019; 89: 494–497.
    • Purandara H, Raghavendra S, Foro S, Patil P, Gowda BT, Dharmaprakash SM, Vishwanatha P. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, crystal structure, Hirshfeld surface analysis and third-order nonlinear optical properties of 2-(4-chlorophenoxy)-N‘-[(1E)-1-(4-methylphenyl) ethylidene] acetohydrazide. J Mol Struct. 2019;1185:205–11.
    • Naveen Kumar, Swamy SreenivasaBhuvaneshSukhlalKalal, Vasantha Kumar, BantwalShivarama Holla, VinithaRamanath Pai, NadigarRevansiddappa Mohan, ShivarajGovindaiah. Benzo[d]imidazol-5-yl)-5-(substituted)-1,3,4-Oxadiazoles: Synthesis, Anticancer, Antimicrobial and In. Silico Letters in Drug Design and Discovery. 2019;16: 1-11.
    • Shashiprabha, B Shivarama Holla, Vishwanatha P, Nefisath P. Synthesis and Characterization of Chalcones and Pyrazolines derived from substituted Aryl ether. Mapana Journal of Sciences 2019; 18(2): 13-19.
    • B Akshaya, Anitha Varghese, Y N Sudhakar, Louis George. Electrocatalytic oxidation of morin on electrodeposited Ir-PEDOT nanograins. Food Chemistry. 2019; 270: 78-85.
    • Shetty P, Bhagyashree M, Sindhuja R, Surya M, Lakshmi Devi R, Vishwanatha U. Pineapple: Potential Source of Proteolytic Enzymes for Degumming of Raw Silk. Modern Concepts & Developments in Agronomy. 2019; 4(2): 1-8.
    • Shetty P, Roche A, Somappa SB. Characterization of Pigments from the Berries of Syzygiumcaryophyllatum: Novel Source of Anthocyanins. Int. J. Appl. Sci. Biotechnol. 2019; 7(2): 291-297.
    • Shetty P, Acharya C, Veeresh N. Effect of Urea Fertilizer on the Biochemical Characteristics of Soil. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology. 2019; 7(4): 414-420.

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