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] and Ph.D. The Department is recognized as Research Centre under Mangalore University.

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 and extension activities. The Department prioritizes on the employability by organizing student-industry interaction, pre-placement training, industrial visit and campus recruitment. The Department provides exposure to the students for their project work and internship at premier institution/industries.

The department’s commitment to fostering a superior research environment has facilitated the acquisition of multiple grants from major funding agencies like UGC, DST, VGST and KSTA for academic and research activities. Intellectual capital of the department is reflected in two US patents, one Australian patent and several publications emanated from faculty and students.

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 the elective papers
I Spectroscopy
Methods of Analysis
Environmental Chemistry
II Spectroscopy and Analytical Techniques
Chemistry of Bio-molecules
Colour Chemistry: Applications in daily life (Open Elective)
Environmental Chemistry for Sustainable future (Open Elective)
Chemistry in the Community (Open Elective)
III Chemistry of Synthetic Drugs
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
Biomolecules and Medicines (Open Elective)
Chemistry of Materials (Open Elective)
Food Chemistry (Open Elective)
IV Nuclear, Surface & Nano Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Electrochemistry and Reaction Dynamics
Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
Chemistry of Natural Products
Industrial Organic Chemistry

Did You Know ?

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

Association & Activities

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
  • International Virtual Conference on Creative Research in Chemical Science & Allied applications (CRCSA-2020) on 18 and 19 August 2020.
  • State Level Workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Promotion of Innovations’, sponsored by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA), Bengaluru on 19 July 2022.
  • Preliminary Workshop on ‘Fabrication of Glassware’ on 20 April 2023.
  • National Workshop on Molecular Docking & Electroanalytical Techniques (MDET -2023) on 6 June 2023.
  • National Conference on Advanced Materials for Chemical and Biological Applications (NCAMCBA-2024) on 6 and 7 March 2024.
  • Nano Jatha event coordinated by Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bengaluru on behalf of the Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS) on 11 June 2024.

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
  • by Dr. Santhosh S Kulkarni, Associate Research Director and Section Head in Discovery Chemistry, Syngene International Ltd., Bangalore on 25 January 2020
  • by Dr. Sumesh Eswaran, Dy Senior Scientist, Anthem Biosciences, Bangalore on 12 August 2022.
  •  by Dr. Lokesh Ravilla, Head – R&D, Anugraha Chemicals Bangalore on 1 December 2022
  • by Dr. Sumesh Eswaran, Dy Senior Scientist, Anthem Biosciences, Bangalore on 23 June 2023
  • by Dr. Sumesh Eswaran, Dy Senior Scientist, Anthem Biosciences, Bangalore on 16 April 2024

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 JJanuary 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
  • Vijnan Bhavan Mysore University and Sri Ram Chemi Lab on 25 and 26 April 2022.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar and Alkem Laboratories Limited, Mandvabuzarg, Gujarat from 14 to 20 April 2023.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Solara Scientific Ltd., Vellore from 13-17 December, 2024.

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
  • National Level Intercollegiate Chemistry Fest – Chemshodhana 2022 for the undergraduate students on 20 July 2022

Student- Eminent Professor interaction programme

  • By Prof. Dr. B. Shivarama Holla, Former Chairman, Department of Studies in Chemistry, Mangalore University and Former HoD, PG Department of Chemistry, SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire on 20 June 2023

Community Orientation

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
  • Government High School, Navoor on 27 December 2022
  • Government High School, Bangady on 27 December 2022
  • Govt High School Koyyuru Belthangady Taluk on 30 December 2022
  • Govt. Highschool Badanaje on 30 December 2022
  • Demonstration of various chemical experiments to High School Science teachers of Belthngady Taluk from 49 different schools at Govt High School Koyyuru on 30 December 2022
  • Govt High School Perla-Baipady, BelthangadyTaluk on 30 December 2022
  • Sri Manjunatheshwara High School, Dharmasthala on 28 February 2023
  • S. D. M. English Medium School (C.B.S.E.), Ujire on 28 February 2023
  • Govt. High School, Kokkada on 22 December 2023
  • Govt. High School, Nidle on 22 December 2023
  • Govt. High School, Kayarthadka on 22 December 2023
  • Govt. High School, Kalmanja on 23 December 2023
  • Sri Manjunatheshwara High School, Dharmasthala on 23 December 2023

Research Output

Research Output

Department of PG Studies and Research in Chemistry 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.


  • Beekanahalli Mokshanatha Praveen, Satyanarayana Jeevan Chakravarthy, Arakalagud Onkarappa Nayana Kudlur, Kadlera Devendra Bharath, Raju Kempaiah, Matada Prasanna Bennihalli, Hebbar Nellithadka Narayana, M V Praveen, M Rudresh. Preparation of Cyclohexenone Derivative and as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel. IP Australia 2021107269. Dec 2021.
  • Katharigatta N Venugopala, Pran Kishore Deb, Wafa Hourani, Nefisath P, Mohamed A Morsy, S Shashiprabha, Jagadeesh Prasad Dasappa, Rashmi Venugopala, Raghu Prasad Mailavaram. Benzylidene derivatives of fenobam as anti-inflammatory agents, US11905279B1. February 2024.
  • Katharigatta N Venugopala, Pran Kishore Deb, Melendran Pilay, Nefisath P, Mohamed A Morsy, S Shashiprabha, Jagadeesh Prasad Dasappa, Rashmi Venugopala. Oxoimidazolidine derivatives as anti-tubercular agents. US11981643B1. May2024.



  • 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, Bantwal Shivarama Holla, Vinitha Ramanath Pai, Nadigar Revansiddappa Mohan, Shivaraj Govindaiah. 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.
  • Premanand M. Honavar, Vasantha Kumar, P. Nikhil, Naveen Kumar, Sreenivasa S, Vishwanatha P, Boja Poojary, B. Shivarama Holla. Synthesis, Anti-inflammatory Activity and in silico Studies of Some Novel Morpholine Based Carboxamides, Asian Journal of Chemistry 2019, 32, 901-906.
  • Naveen Kumar. Synthesis, Anti-inflammatory Activity and in silico Studies of Some Novel Morpholine Based Carboxamides, Asian Journal of Chemistry 2019, 32, 901-906. ISSN 0975-427X.
  • Prakash Bhaskar, Vasantha Kumar, Suresha Kumara Tholappanavara Hanumanthappa, Sowmya Haliwana Banakara Vijaykumar. 2-(3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl)-N-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1-propyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxamide, Molbank2019, 2019(3), M1079.


  • Nefisath P, Jagadeesh Prasad Dasappa, Haripriya B, Deepak Chopra, KatharigattaN.Venugopala, Pran Kishore Deb, Raquel M. Gleiser , Viresh Mohanlall, Rajendra Maharaj, Shashiprabha, Vishwanatha Poojary. Synthesis, characterization and larvicidal activity of novel benzylidene derivatives of fenobam and its thio analogues with crystal insight. Journal of Molecular Structure. 2020; 1226: 129386.
  • Shashiprabha, Sanjay S S, Mohan TP, Vishwanatha P, A convenient synthesis of 2-phenoxy-4,6-dimethoxy pyrimidines under microwave irradiation without solvent, Shodha, 2020, 9(2), 134-140.
  • Shashiprabha, Nagarajan Kuppuswamy,  Sajesh P Thomas, Suresh P Nayak, Sundarraja Rao K, Shridhara K, Guru Tow T N. A novel reaction of 2-phenacyl mercaptoimidazole with acetic anhydride: formation of an imidazothiazole with loss of a phenyl group‟ in UGC – CARE journal, Journal of Chemical Sciences 2020, 132 (1), 120-128, Impact factor: 1.408, (Scopus).
  • Prateek V Shettar, Sanjay S S, Shashiprabha, Development of an Eco-friendly Toner Print Remover using aqueous acetone, International Journal of Engineering Technology Research & Management, 2020, Vol-05 Issue 09, 324-328, ISSN: 2456-9348.
  • Sujay M M, Physical Behavior of Areca Leaf-Carbon Nanotube-Vinyl Ester and Eupatorium Fiber-Carbon Nanotube-Vinyl Ester Reinforced Hybrid Polymer Composites in Journal of Applied Chemistry, 2020


  • Nefisath P, Jagadeesh Prasad Dasappa, Haripriya B, Deepak Chopra, Katharigatta N. Venugopala, Pran Kishore Deb, Raquel M. Gleiser ,VireshMohanlall, Rajendra Maharaj, Shashiprabha, Vishwanatha Poojary. Synthesis, structural elucidation and larvicidal activity of novel arylhydrazones. Jouurnal of Molecular Strcuture. 2021: 1236: 130305.
  • V Lakshmi Ranganatha, Mallikarjunaswamy, Jagadeep Chandra, RamithRamu, Prithvi S Shirahatti, Naveen Kumar, Sowmya B P, Hussien Ahmed Khamees, MahendraMadegowda, Shaukath Ara Khanum, Design, synthesis, docking, Hirshfeld surface analysis and DFT calculations of 2-methylxanthen-9- with theFtsZ protein from Staphylococcus aureus, Bioinformation, 17(3): 393-403 (2021), ISSN 0973-2063.
  • Shashank M Patil , Reshma Mary Martiz , Ramith Ramu , Prithvi S Shirahatti , Ashwini Prakash , B R Prashantha Kumar, Naveen Kumar, Evaluation of flavonoids from banana pseudostem and flower (quercetin and catechin) as potent inhibitors of α-glucosidase: An in silico perspective, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. 2021, 6, 1-15.
  • Naveen Kumara, Swamy Sreenivasa, Akila Prashant, Vasantha Kumara, Bantval Shivarama Holla, Vivek Chandramohan, Vishwantha P, AnshuKumarYadav. N’-((3-(substituted phenyl)-1-phenyl-1H-Pyrazol-4-yl)methylene)-(substituted) benzhydrazide: Synthesis, characterization and pharmacological evaluation, Chemical Data Collections, 2021, 32, 100665.
  • Purandara H. Crystal structures of three N-acylhydrazone isomers, Acta Cryst. E crystallographic communications, Acta Cryst. (2021). E77, 780–784 (ISSN 2056-9890).
  • Purandara H. Crystal structure elucidation, experimental and computational optical properties of novel acceptor-donor-acceptor organic material: A suitable candidate for nonlinear applications, in Journal of Molecular Structure 1248 (2021) 131492 (ISSN: 0022-2860).
  • Vasantha Kumar, Vaishali M. Rai, Vishwanatha Udupi, Naveen Shivalingegowda, Vinitha R. Pai, Lokanath Neratur Krishnappagowda, Boja Poojary. Synthesis, crystal structure, anticancer and molecular docking studies of quinolinone‑thiazolidinone hybrid molecules, Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society 2021 (Accepted in Online). (Impact Factor-2.019; Springer, Scopus indexed).
  • Vasantha Kumar, D. Ganavi, B. Sukesh Kumar, Rajesh P. Shastry, A.H. Udaya Kumar, S. Madan Kumar, Mohammed Al-Ghorbani, P.M. Gurubasavaraja Swamy, N.K. Lokanath, K. Naveen, Boja Poojary. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, Hirshfeld, DFT, Quorum Sensing Inhibition and Molecular Docking Studies of N’- {(E)-[3-(3,5-Difluorophenyl)1H-pyrazol-4-yl]methylidene}-4- Methoxybenzohydrazide, Asian Journal of Chemistry 2021, 33, 1796-1804. (Asian Publication Corporation, Scopus indexed).
  • Reshma Sathyanarayana, Boja Poojary, B. Sukesh Kumar, Vasantha Kumar, Rajesh P. Shastry, ShamprasadVarijaRaghu, Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Thiazolidinone Derivatives, Asian Journal of Chemistry 2021, 33, 2379-2385. (Asian Publication Corporation, Scopus indexed).
  • Rajesh P. Shastry, Sudeep D. Ghate, B. Sukesh Kumar, B.S. Srinath, Vasanth Kumar. Vanillin derivative inhibits quorum sensing and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a study in a Caenorhabditis elegans infection model, Natural Product Research 2021 (Accepted in online) DOI: 10.1080/14786419.2021.1887866. (Impact Factor-2.861; Taylor and Francis Online, Scopus indexed).
  • Reshma Sathyanarayana, Sukesh Kumar Bajire, Boja Poojary, Rajesh P. Shastry, Vasantha Kumar, Revanasiddappa Bistuvalli Chandrashekarappa. Design, synthesis, antibacterial and quorum quenching studies of 1,2,5‑trisubstituted 1,2,4‑triazoles, Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society 2021, 18, 1051–1066. (Impact Factor-2.019; Springer, Scopus indexed).
  • Sanjay S S, Shridhara K, Shashiprabha, ‘A Review on Atovaquone and Buparvaquone Prodrugs’, in World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2021, Vol.10, Issue No. 13 p. 2108-2119, ISSN: 2277– 7105.
  • Pratheek V Shettar, Sanjay S S, Shashiprabha, ‘Development of an Eco-Friendly Toner/Print Remover Using Aqueous Acetone’, in International Journal of Engineering Technology Research & Management, 2021, Vol.5(9), p. 324-328 (ISSN: 2456-9348).
  • Vasantha Kumar, RamithRamu, Prithvi S. Shirahatti, V. B. ChandanaKumari, P. Sushma, Subhankar P. Mandal, Shashank M. Patil, α-Glucosidase, α-Amylase Inhibition, Kinetics and Docking Studies of Novel (2-Chloro-6-(trifluoromethyl)benzyloxy)arylidene) Based Rhodanine and Rhodanine Acetic Acid Derivatives, ChemistrySelect2021, 6, 9637-9644. (Impact Factor-2.307; Wiley-VCH, Scopus indexed).
  • Shashank M Patil , Reshma Mary Martiz , Ramith Ramu , Prithvi S Shirahatti , Ashwini Prakash , B R Prashantha Kumar , Naveen Kumar, Evaluation of flavonoids from banana pseudostem and flower (quercetin and catechin) as potent inhibitors of α-glucosidase: An in silico perspective, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. 2021, 6, 1-15.


  • B. P. Sowmya, Thermodynamic and acoustical study of 1-(4-Fluorophenyl)-3-(napthalen-1-yl)-2-propen-1-one, Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 38(1): 186-192 (2022) ISSN 0970-020.
  • Subrahmanya R Sharma, Sanjay S S, Shashiprabha, Vishwanatha P , ‘Colocasia Esculenta Leaf Slurry as an Efficient Surface Applicant Additive` in Shodha, a UGC Care list Journal, 2022, January, Issue 1, pp. 132-144, ISSN: 2249 – 0396.
  • Sanjay S S , Shashiprabha, K Shridhara, K Nagarajan, `Synthesis, structural elucidation and reaction optimization studies of a novel prodrug of Atovaquone` in Journal of Chemical Sciences, Scopus and Web of Science indexed journal, 2022, 134:33, ISSN No. 0973-7103.
  • S. S. Sanjay, Shashiprabha, K. Shridhara, K. Nagarajan, H. Sivaramakrishnan, B. Arun and S. K. Puri, Shashiprabha, ‘Synthesis, Characterization, Antimalarial and Anticancer Activities of Few New Amino Analogues of 1,4-Naphthoquinone’ in Asian Journal of Organic & Medicinal Chemistry(UGC Care list Journal), 2022, Vol 7(1), pp 123-130, ISSN No. 2456-8937.
  • Sanjay Sukumar Saralaya, Shashiprabha, Shridhara Kanakamajalu, Kuppuswamy Nagarajan & Koottungalmadhom Ramaswamy Ranganathan, ‘A Systematic Study towards the Synthesis, Isolation, and Recrystallization of Atovaquone, an Antimalarial Drug: A Sustainable Synthetic Pathway’ in Mapana-Journal of Sciences(UGC Care list Journal), 2022, Vol. 21(1), pp 19-37, ISSN No. 0975-3303.
  • Vasantha Kumar, Premalatha Shetty, Arunodaya H. S., Sharatha Chandra K, RamithRamu, Shashank M. Patil, AnuradhaBaliga, Vaishali M. Rai, Shalini Shenoy M., Vishwanatha U, Vishwanatha P, Boja Poojary, Potential Fluorinated Anti-MRSA thiazolidinone derivatives with antibacterial, antitubercular activity and molecular docking studies, Chemistry and Biodiversity2022, 19,e202100532 (Impact Factor-2.745; Wiley-VCH, Scopus indexed)
  • Devaraj Ganavi, RamithRamu, Vasantha Kumar, Shashank M. Patil, Reshma M. Martiz, Prithvi S. Shirahatti, Reshma Sathyanarayana, Boja Poojary, B. Shivarama Holla, Vishwanatha Poojary, K. P. Nanda Kumari, Jagadeep Chandra Shivachandra, In vitro and in silico studies of fluorinated 2,3‐disubstituted thiazolidinone‐pyrazoles as potential α‐amylase inhibitors and antioxidant agents, Archiv der Pharmazie2022, 335, 2100342.(Impact Factor-4.613; Wiley-VCH, Scopus indexed)
  • Rajesh N Hegde, Voltammetric assessment of 8-oxoguanine at a nano-structured carbon materials based modified glassy carbon electrode, Brazilian Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 9, Issue 37, Pages 84-93, 2022, ISSN: 2197-3425, Impact Factor:0.51


  • Rajesh N Hegde, Voltammetric Determination of Tibolone on a Nano-Composite Electrode, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, Vol. 59, Issue 4, Pages 320-324, 2023, ISSN: 1023-1935, Impact Factor:1.35
  • Sanjay S S, Shashiprabha, Shridhara K, ‘A comprehensive review of the disclosed approaches for the synthesis of Parvaquone, an anti-protozoan drug” in Journal of Chemical Sciences, 2023, Vol. 135(2), pp 26, Impact Factor: 1.573, ISSN: 0973-7103
  • Sanjay S S, Shashiprabha, K Shridhara,` A Comprehensive Review on the Therapeutic Applications and Synthetic Approaches of Buparvaquone` in Mapana Journal of Sciences, 2023, Vol.22(2), 143-170, ISSN No. 0975-3303
  • A.J. Shadakshari a, T.H. Suresha Kumara, Naveen Kumar, S. Jagadeep Chandra, K.M. Anil Kumar, Ramith Ramu., Synthesis, characterization, and biocomputational assessment of the novel 3-hydroxy-4-(phenyl(pyridin-2-ylamino) methyl)-2-naphthoic acid derivatives as potential dual inhibitors of α-glucosidase and α-amylase enzymes. Results in Chemistry, 2023, 5, 100745
  • H. A. Nagma BanuProf. Balakrishna KallurayaDr. N. ManjuDr. Ramith RamuShashank M. PatilProf. K. M. Lokanatha RaiDr. Naveen Kumar, Synthesis of Pyrazoline-Embedded 1,2,3-Triazole Derivatives via 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions with in vitro and in silico Studies. Chemistry Select, 2023, 8,
  • Abduljelil Ajala, Adamu Uzairu, Gideon A. Shallangwa, Stephen E Abechi, Abdullahi Bello Umar, Ibrahim A Abdulganiyyu, Ramith Ramu, Naveen Kumar , QSAR application of natural therapeutics inhibitors against Alzheimer’s disease through in-silico virtual-screening, docking-simulation, molecular dynamics, and pharmacokinetic prediction analysis.. Intelligent Pharmacy, 2023, 12, 004.
  • Ganavi D, Shashank M. Patil, Vasantha Kumar, Ramith Ramu, Boja Poojary. Pyrazole-Imidazopyridine Hydrazones: Synthesis, α-Glucosidase, α-Amylase Inhibitory Activity and Computational Studies. ChemistrySelect 2023;8: e202300778.
  • Mookkan M, Kandasamy S, Al-Odayni AB, Abduh NA, Srinivasan S, Revannasidappa BC, Kumar V, Chinnasamy K, Aravindhan S, Shankar MK. A Structural and In Silico Investigation of Potential CDC7 Kinase Enzyme Inhibitors. ACS omega. 2023;8(49):47187-200.


  • Nefisath P, Vasantha Kumar, Shashiprabha, Shashank M Patil, Ramith Ramu, Shradha S, Jagadeesh Prasad Dasappa. 2,3,5-Trisubstituted Thiazolidinone Derivatives as Potential Antimicrobial and Antitubercular Agents and In Silico Studies. ChemistrySelect. 2024; 9 (18): e202303188.
  • Ganavi D, Kumar V, Akhileshwari P, Prabhu A, Omantheswara N, Mahendra M, Poojary B. Synthesis, crystal structure, Hirshfeld, DFT, molecular docking, dynamics studies, and anti-cancer activity of 1-substituted-2-(4-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxyphenyl)-1H-benzo [d] imidazole-5-ethyl carboxylates. Journal of Molecular Structure. 2024;1314:138657.
  • A.M. Vijesh, Arun M. Isloor, Vasantha Kumar, Chapter 3 – Review on inorganic ion exchange membranes for diverse applications, Editor(s): Angelo Basile, Kamran Ghasemzadeh, Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes, Elsevier, 2024, 69-92, ISBN 9780323885096.

Students’ Publication

  • 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.
  • P. ShettyA. RocheSasidhar B. Somappa. Characterization of Pigments from the Berries of Syzygiumcaryophyllatum: Novel Source of Anthocyanins. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology. 2019; 7(2): 291-297.
  • Premalatha Shetty, Chaithra Acharya, Nalavi Veeresh. Effect of Urea Fertilizer on the Biochemical Characteristics of Soil, International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology. 2019; 7(4): 414-420.
  • 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.
  • Archana Singh, Girish Gowda R, Darshak R. Trivedi. Substituent effect on colorimetric detection of biologically and environmentally relevant anions: Insight in real-life applications. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 2019; 219: 517-529.
  • Archana Singh, Nishith U, Darshak R. Trivedi. Spectroscopic studies of colorimetric receptors for detection of biologically important inorganic F−, AcO− and H2PO4− anions in organo-aqueous medium: Real-life application. Inorganic Chemistry Communications.  2020; 107874.
  • Swathi  Nayak, J G Manjunatha, KP Moulya, SM OsmanN Ataollahi, New voltammetric sensing technique for determination of paracetamol by l-

    phenylalanine basedcarbon paste electrode.  Monatshefte für Chemie-Chemical Monthly. 2024; 155: 155-163.

  • Lavanya Shetty, JG Manjunatha, SB Madappa, SM OsmanN Ataollahi, Electrochemical sensing of lactochrome in pharmaceutical sample using L-asparagine layered carbon based sensor, Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 2024, 18, 5004-5013.
  • S Naik, D Puttachari, AL VanishreeD UdayakumarVP Shetty, C Prabhu, VK Deekshit. Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel hybrid compounds bearing pyrazine and 1, 2, 4-triazole analogues as potent antitubercular agents. RSC Pharmaceutics. 2024; 1: 283-295.

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