Department of Chemistry

Established in 1966

The department has been engaged in imparting quality education with strong base in laboratory experiments. It offers Chemistry as an optional subject for the undergraduate students. Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Electrochemistry are the thrust areas of research. The department ensures ample placement opportunities and is constantly associated with its alumni in both academia and industry.

The Department is recognized under Star College Scheme of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Government of India, for improving critical thinking and ‘hands on’ experimental work in Chemistry at undergraduate level.

Highlights of the Department

  • In addition to regular student centric activities with an additional grant of Rs. 20 Lakhs by DBT, Govt of India, under star college scheme, Department organises  soft  and  analytical skill enhancing chemistry programmes
  • Department organizes workshops and student internships to provide hands on experience and visits to chemical /pharmaceutical industries for exposure on instrumentation and RD
  • There is scope for post graduation and research activities in chemistry /organic chemistry  in the campus itself.

Did You Know ?

"When you cry , excess stress chemicals are pushed out of your body helping in stabilizing the body’s chemicals, that is why you feel lighter".

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output

Association & Activities

The Department association, Spatika encourages the students to participate in the Co-Curricular and Extension activities. Major activities of the association include  Career guidance, Guest Lectures, Seminars, Student Lecture Series, National / International day Celebration, Quizzes, Intercollegiate competitions, Workshops, Wall magazine, Alumni interactions and activities related to Popularizing Chemistry. These activities are planned and organized systematically by students with the guidance of faculty members.

Seminars Organised

  1. Two Day National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences” Sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board, DST, NewDelhi  on 18th and 19th January 2019.
  2. One Day Programme to commemorate the International Year of Chemistry-2011 sponsored by Vision Group on Science and Technology, Govt of Karnataka on 14th December 2011.
  3. UGC sponsored Three Day State Level Seminar on “Modern Techniques in Analytical Chemistry”  from 29-07-2004 to 31-07-2004.

Community Orientation

  • Service providers soil and water quality through Soil Testing Centre.
  • Department Holds
  •  Activities related to popularizing chemistry Awareness programes on Detection of Adulterants in Food Stuffs

     Programmes on Preparation of low cost Household Products

Research Output



  1. Synthesis and antibacterial properties of some 2- substituted-4 coumarinothiazoles. Kalluraya, P. Vishwanatha, R. Chimbalkar: Chim. Acta. Turcica, 24, 119-121 (1996)
  2. Synthesis and biological activity studies of 3-arylaminomethyl-7H-6- (6-substituted –3- coumarino)-s-triazolo [3,4-b][1,3,4] thiadiazines. Kalluraya and  P. Vishwanatha:  Boll.Chim. Farmaceutico, Italy Anno 137, 169-172 (1998)
  3. Sydnone derivatives Part-II: Synthesis; characterization and biological activity of 3 aryl-4- [2-(5- substituted-2- furfurylidene hydrazino) –4 thaizolyl] sydnones. Kalluraya, P. Vishwanatha and A.M. Rahiman: Revue Roumaine  de Chieme:            45 (1) ,71-75  (2000)
  4. Synthesis and biological activity studies of 6-substituted-3-[2-(5-substittuted-2-furfurylidene hydrazine)-4-thaizolyl] coumarins. B. Kalluraya, Vishwanatha and M. Kotian; Boll. Chim-Farmaceutico; Italy,Anno 139, 236- 266 (2000)
  5. Ethyl -1- (4–Flurobenzyl) -2-(4- methoxy phenyl)-1H-benzo(d) imidazole-5-carboxylate.  Naveen, Vasantha Kumar, Boja Poojary, P. Vishwanatha, N.K.Lokanath and M.M.M Abdoh, IUCr Data,  (2016) x161744, ISSN: 2414-3146
  6. 2, 5- Bis – (4- chlorobenzylidene) cyclopentanone. Samshuddin,   S. Naveen, L. N. Ananya,  P. Vishwanatha, N.K.Lokanath  and Muneer Abdoh,  IUCr Data      (2016) x161865,  ISSN: 2414-3146
  7. Voltammetric Detection Of Cinnarizine At Multiwalled Carbon Nano Tubes Modified Paste Electrode.   Rajesh N. Hegde and  Vishwanatha P   International Journal of  Research and Scientific Innovation . 5(1), 31-41,  (2018) ,  ISSN: 2321-2705,  Impact Factor 1.694
  8. 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.  Purandara, S.Raghavendra, Sebine Foro, Prashanth Patil, B. Thimme Gowda, S.M.Dharmaprakash and   P Vishwanatha . Journal of Molecular Structure, 1185, 205-211 (2019). Impact Factor: 2.011, ISSN:0022 – 2860


  1. Synthesis and biological activity of some 2-aryl – 4 coumarinothiazoles.  B. Kalluraya, R. Chimbalkar, P. Vishwanatha and M. Kotian: Indian J.  Het. Chem. 5, 153-154 (1995)
  2.  Sydnone derivatives Part-1: Synthesis of some 3-substituted-4 (3-arylaminomethyl-7H-s-triazolo [3,4-b] [1,3,4] – thiadiazin-6-y1)-sydnones. B. Kallauraya, P. Vishwanatha: Indian J. Het. Chem 7, 277-280 (1998)
  3.  Synthesis of some triazolothiadiazines as possible antifungal agents. B. Kalluraya, Vishwanatha, Arun M. Isloor and Ganesh Rai : Journal of the Indian council of chemists 16, No. 2, 26- 28 (1999)
  4. Synthesis and biological activity of some triazinothiadiazines .      B. Kalluraya, P. Vishwanatha, Ganesh Rai, M. Abdul Rahiman and Suchetha :  Indian J. Het. Chem, 11, 287-290 (2002)
  5. Sydnone derivatives part IV: Synthesis of some triazole thiadiazepines and their biological activity. B. Kalluraya, P. Vishwanatha, C. Hegde Jyothi, V. Frank Priya and Ganesh Rai: Indian J. Het. Chem. 12, 355-356 (2003)
  6. Synthesis, characterization and biological activity of quinoline bound imidazoles. Shashiprabha, Sanjay S S, Vishwanatha P and Sudhakar Y N. Mapana Journal of Sciences, 17(2), 53-59,  (2018), ISSN: 0975-3303
  7. Synthesis and characterization of benzoxazinone derivatives. Nefisath P, Vishwanatha P and Sudhakar Y N. Mapana Journal of Sciences, 17(2), 47-51, (2018), ISSN: 0975-3303
  8. Synthesis and characterization of chalcones and pyrazolines derived from substituted aryl ether. Shashiprabha, B. Shivarama Holla, Vishwanatha P  and Nefisath P. Mapana  Journal of Sciences, 18 (2), 13-19,  (2019), ISSN: 0975-3303


Minor Research Project Completed

  •  Minor research project entitled “Qualitative and quantitative study of water quality in some selected pockets of Nethravathi river” under COSIP funded by UGC during the period 1998-2000.
  • Minor research project entitled “Studies on the oxidation of heterocyclic substrates” under UGC grant during the period 1997 – 1999.
  • Minor research project entitled “Analysis of Nethravathi river water – A special reference to health” under UGC grant  during the period 2009–2011.
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