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 programmes [M. Sc. Chemistry and M. Sc. Organic Chemistry]. Teaching and 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 programmes, 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 ad 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 programmes

Elective subjects offered by the department



II Chemistry of Life
III Medicines in Daily Life

Did You Know ?

"More than 1 lakh chemical reactions take place in your brain every second".

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Scheme & Syllabus
Research Output

Association & Activities

The Departmental Association: CONCHEM- Consortium of Chemists run 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 programmes
  • 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

  1. State level conference on “Emerging Trends in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Designing” held during 6 &7 March 2009
  2. State level workshop on “Microscale experiments in Chemistry” held on 29 September 2010.
  3. State level workshop on “Preparation for SLET-2011” held during 13 & 14 August 2011.
  4. One Day Programme on “International Year of Chemistry- IYC 2011” held during 13 & 14 August 2011
  5. State level Symposium on “Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences” held on 24 December 2012.
  6. National level Workshop on “Preparation for UGC/K-SET” held during 13 to 16 November 2013.
  7. National level Seminar on ‘Modern Synthetic Methods and their Applications’ held on 27 February 2015.
  8. One day programme on “Prospective of Chemistry” held on 3 March 2016.
  9. 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 K Shridhara, Director, Schub Laboratories, Bangalore and Dr. Sanjay S.S. (Ex-Employee, Alkem Laboratories, Bangalore), Assistant Professor, SDMIT, Ujire on 31 January and 01 February 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 31 January 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 29th September 2012.
  • One day Intercollegiate Fest ChemCarnival-2014 on 05 February 2014
  • “ANVESHANA-2015” on 17 January 2015


Community Orientation

Faculty along with a team of students visit nearby schools to orient and create awareness about boons and banes of chemicals in daily life and also to  inculcate cleanliness and 3R’s (Reuse, Recycle and Reduce) by various programmes. 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 26th August 2016
  • Government High School, Nada, on 11th September 2017
  • Government High School, Koyyuru on 24 October 2017
  • Anugraha English Medium School, Ujire on 30th October 2017.
  • Government High School, Gerukatte on 31st October 2017.
  • Manjunatheshwara High School (Aided), Dharmasthala on 31st October 2017.
  • Govt. Higher Primary School, Marodi,Naravi held on 17 March 2019

Research Output

PG Department of Chemistry, SDM has vibrant research activities which includes basic frontier areas of research. The faculty work 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.


  1. Prasad D. J., Mithun Ashok, Karegoudar P. Poojary B., B. Shivarama Holla and N.Suchetha Kumari., Synthesis and antimicrobial activities of some new triazolo thiadiazoles bearing 4-methylthio benzyl moiety. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2009), 44, (2) 551-7.
  2. Bhat K. S. , Poojary B., Prasad D. J., Naik P. and B. Shivarama Holla., Synthesis and antitumour activity studies of some new fused 1,2,4-triazole derivatives. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2009), 44, (12) 5066-7.
  3. M. S. Karthikeyan and 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.
  4. M. S. Karthikeyan, Karegoudar P., Mahalinga M., Poojary B. and 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.
  5. M. K. Shivananda and B. Shivarama Holla., Antifungal activity studies of some quinazolinone derivatives, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (2011), 3(3):83-86
  6. Sunil Narayan K N, Priyadarshini, B. S. Holla, Pushpendra, B Ravishankar, B and Yashovarma., High performance thin layer chromatography qualitative densitometry as a sensitive method to assess shelf life of polyherbal formulations; A study on Hutabhugadi Churna. Journal of Research in Ayurveda-AYU (2015), 36(3), 303-310
  7. Sunil Narayan K N, Priyadarshini, Pushpendra, B. Shivarama Holla,  B Ravishankar, B Yashovarma, Pharmacopoeial constants as indication of stability of polyherbal formulations, Journal of Scientific and innovative Reseach, 2015; 4(3), 124-126
  8. 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, Physica Scripta(IOP publishing, Royal Swedish Academy of sciences), 2015; 90
  9. Sunil Narayan K N, Priyadarshini, Pushpendra, B. S. Holla and B Ravishankar., Chemical Analysis and antioxidant properties of Hutabhugadi Curma-A- Polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation., Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences (HRGS Ayurveda) (2016), 1(1), 41-45
  10. Sunil Narayan K N, Priyadarshini, Pushpendra, B Ravishankar, B. S. Holla and B. Yashovarma, Quality standards of Hutabhugadi curna., Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (2016), 6,78-88.
  11. K N Poojary, B Poojary, Vasantha Kumar and 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.
  12. S. Naveen, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, B. Shivarama Holla, N. K. Lokanath and M. M. M. Abdoh, Ethyl 1-benzyl- 2-(4- methoxyphenyl)-1H- benzimidazole-5- carboxylate, IUCrData (2016), 1, x161759.
  13. Naveen, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, P. Vishwanatha, N. K. Lokanath and M. M. M. Abdoh, Ethyl 1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1Hbenzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxylate, IUCrData (2016), 1, x161744.
  14. Naveen, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, B. Shivarama Holla, N. K. Lokanath and M. M. M. Abdoh, Ethyl 1-benzyl-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylate. IUCrData (2016), 1, x161759.
  15. Madan Kumar, D. Manasa, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, K. Byrappa, M. M. M. Abdoh, Ethyl 1-benzyl-2-(3-chlorophenyl)-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylate, IUCrData (2016), 1, x161068.
  16. Madan Kumar, Kumar Vasantha, Poojary Boja, K. Byrappa and Ismail Warad, Ethyl 2-(4-cyanophenyl)-1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1Hbenzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxylate, IUCrData (2016), 1, x161124.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Naveen, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, Naveen Kumar, Nora Jarrar, N. K. Lokanath and Ismail Warad, Ethyl 2-(4-meth­­oxy­phen­yl)-1-methyl-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxyl­ate, IUCrData (2017), 2, x170438.
  20. Sowmya P. V., Boja Poojary, B. C. Revanasiddappa, M. Vijayakumar, P. Nikil and 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, 7399–7422.
  21. Sowmya P V, Poojary B, Kumar V, Vishwanatha U and 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.
  22. Purandara, Sabine Foro & B. Thimme Gowda, Crystal structures of three ortho -substituted N-acylhydrazone derivatives, Acta Crystallographica, E73 (2017), 1946–1951.
  23. Purandara, Sabine Foro & B. Thimme Gowda, Crystal structure of (E)-4-methyl-N-{2-[2-(4-nitrobenzylidene) hydrazin-1-yl]-2-oxoethyl}benzenesulfonamide N,N-dimethylformamide monosolvate, Acta Crystallographica, E73 (2017), 1683–1686.
  24. 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.
  25. Shashiprabha, Nagarajan Kuppuswamy Rao, Sundarraja K, Shridhara K, Nayak Suresh P, Thomas Sajesh P, Row Guru, T NPari, Koteppa, Jithendranath, Sandesh, Structural studies on nitroimidaooxazoles with Antitubercular and antileishmanial activities, Indian Journal of Chemistry (2017), Sec B, 56B.
  26. Shashi Prabha, Sanjay S S, Vishwanatha P, Sudhakar Y N; Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activity of Quinoline Bound Imidazoles, Mapana Journal of Sciences (2018), 17(2), 53-59.
  27. Nefisath P., Sudhakar Y. N., Vishwanatha P., Synthesis and characterization of Benzoxazinone Derivatives, Mapana Journal of Sciences, 2018, Vol. 17, No. 2, 47-51
  28. Naveen Kumar, Swamy Sreenivasa, Vasantha Kumar and Nadigar Revansiddappa., 3-(3,5-Difluorophenyl)-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carbaldehyde. Mohan. Molbank (2018), (M1011; doi: 10.3390/M1011, MDPI Publisher).
  29. Mahima Bhat, P. M. Gurubasavaraja Swamy, Boja Poojary, B. C. Revanasiddappa, M. Vijay Kumar and 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.
  30. Mahima Bhat, Boja Poojary, Bhuvanesh Sukhlal Kalal, P. M. Gurubasavaraja Swamy, Senthamaraikannan Kabilan, Vasantha Kumar, Nooji Shruthi, Selvam Athavan Alias Anand and Vinitha Ramanath Pai, Synthesis and evaluation of thiazolidinone–pyrazole conjugates as anticancer and antimicrobial agents, Future medicinal Chemistry (2018), 10, 1017-1036.
  31. Purandara, Sabine Foro & B. Thimme Gowda, Comparison of the crystal structures and Hirshfeld surface analysis of five N-(4-methylbenzenesulfonyl) glycine hydrazone derivatives, Acta Crystallographica, C74 (2018), 1553-1560.
  32. Sunil Kumar, Jyothi Kudva, , S. Madan Kumar, U. Vishwanatha, Vasantha Kumar and Damodara Naral, Synthesis, characterization, crystal structure, Hirshfeld interaction and bio-evaluation studies of 4-amino quinazoline sulfonamide derivatives, Journal of Molecular Structure (2018), 1167, 142-153.
  33. Purandara, Sabine Foro & B. Thimme Gowda, Crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis of (E )-4-chloro-N-{2-[2-(4-nitro-benzylidene)hydrazin-1-yl]-2-oxoethyl}benzenesulfonamide N,N-dimethylformamide monosolvate, Acta Crystallographica, E74 (2018), 394-399.
  34. Sunil Kumar, Jyothi Kudva, B. R. Bharath, Vaishali M Rai, S. Madan Kumar, Vasantha Kumar, and Shyama Prasad Sajankila, Synthesis, Characterization, Molecular Docking Studies and Biological Evaluation of Some Conjugated Quinazoline-Sulfonamide Scaffold, Chemistry Select (2018), 3, 13586– 13595.
  35. 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.
  36. Sowmya B. P., B. Shivarama 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.
  37. Sunil Kumar, Jyothi Kudva, B. R. Bharath, K. Ananda, Rajitha Sadashiva, S. Madan Kumar, B. C. Revanasiddappa, Vasantha Kumar, P. D. Rekha and Damodara Narali, 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.
  38. Prakash Bhaskar, Suresha Kumara Tholappanavara, Bhuvanesh Sukhlal Kalal, Vasantha Kumar, Ananda Kumar Channapillekoppa Siddegowda, Sowmya Haliwana Banakara Vijaykumar, Vinitha Ramanath Pai, and Sujan Ganapathyg, Synthesis, Characterization, Cytotoxicity and DNA Binding Studies Accepted for publication in Current Bioactive Compounds (2019), (DOI : 10.2174/1573407215666190328222350).
  39. B. Manjunatha, Ravindra Rajarao, P. Poorneshc, B.J. Rudresha, G. Umesh and B. Ramachandra Bhat, Enhanced photostability and optical nonlinearity of nickel and cobalt organometallic complexes, Optical Materials (2019), 89, 494–497.
  40. H. Purandara, S. Raghavendra, Sabine Foro, Prashant Patil, B. Thimme Gowda, S. M. Dharmaprakash, P. Vishwanatha, 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, Journal of Molecular Structure (2019), 1185, 205-211.
  41. Naveen Kumar, Swamy Sreenivasa Bhuvanesh Sukhlal Kalal, Vasantha Kumar Bantwal Shivarama Holla, Vinitha Ramanath Pai, Nadigar Revansiddappa Mohan and 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
  42. 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.
  43. B. Akshaya, AnithaVarghese, Y. N. Sudhakar and Louis George, Electrocatalytic oxidation of morin on electrodeposited Ir-PEDOT nanograins, Food Chemistry (2019), 270, 78-85.
  44. V. Basavarajappa, Y. Arthoba Nayaka, H. T. Purushothama, R. O. Yathisha, M. M. Vinay, B. J. Rudresha and K. B. Manjunatha, Optical, electrochemical and current−voltage characteristics of novel coumarin based 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazone derivatives, Journal of Molecular Structure (2020), 1199, 5, 126946.

Major Research Project

Dr. Sowmya B. P. awarded “Seed Money to Young Scientist for Research” for project entitled “Synthesis, Spectral characterization & XRD studies of some Chalcones”, funded by Vision Group of Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka ( 5 Lakhs) during 2013-14

Minor Research Project 

  1. Ms. Divya K completed project entitled ‘Synthesis, Characterization & Pharmacological activity of N-bridged oxygen containing heterocyclic compounds’ funded by UGC (1.25 lakhs) during 2012-14.
  2. Dr. Sowmya B. P. completed project entitled ‘Studies on Synthesis of Chalcones & their Derivatives Derived from Benzofuran’ funded by UGC (1.9 lakhs) during 2013-15.
  3. Ms. Nefisath P. completed project entitled ‘Synthesis, Characterization & Biological Activity of Quinazolinone Derivatives funded by UGC (1.4 lakhs) during 2013-15.
  4. Mr. Naveen Kumar completed project entitled ‘Synthesis characterization and biological studies of N,S Congaing Heterocyclic compounds’ funded by UGC (1.9 lakhs) during 2013-15.
  5. Ms. Ashwini K completed project entitled Study of Non Linear optical properties and biological activities of aryl, furanyl propionones and their derivatives funded by UGC (1.9 lakhs) during 2014-16.
  6. Dr. Shashiprabha completed project entitled ‘Studies of Nitrogen Heterocycles derived from substituted aryl ethers and their biological activities’ funded by UGC (3.9 lakhs) during 2017-19.


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