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Chemistry Reports

Introduction

The Department of Chemistry was established in the year 2011 with a UG Degree to render service to the growing, young and aspiring women community to achieve their goal. The Department was uplifted as the Post-Graduate Department in the year 2015. Qualified faculty members, excellent infrastructure with two modernized and well-equipped Chemistry laboratories provide ample opportunities for the students to become leading personalities. The focus of the Department is to develop students both in curricular and co-curricular activities. The Department has registered a good academic record and achieved university rank in the Periyar University Examination. In the year 2011, Ms.M.Vijayakumari,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,was appointed as the  Head of the Department with 1 Faculty and 1 Lab Assistant. From 2012 onwards Ms.M.Lallimathi, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., became the  Head of the Department with 2 staff members and a Lab Assistant.  Post Graduate courses were introduced in 2015 and 5 more new staff members were appointed. In 2016, Ms.M.Lallimathi, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed.,SET, Head of the Department with 10 staff members and 1 lab assistant were appointed. In the year,2018 Ms.C.Anjali, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., was appointed as the Head of the Department with 9 staff members and 1 Lab Assistant.5 staff members newly appointed as assistant professors in the  department in 2019. And 4 staff members newly appointed as assistant professors in the year 2020.

Vision

Producing development-oriented women through Chemistry education.

Mission

  • Imparting life-oriented knowledge in Chemistry
  • Instilling research orientation among the women graduates
  • Equipping with skills through hands-on experience in lab programs.

 Association Activities

Every year the Department forms the Association Committee with a staff member as an organizing president, and students as secretaries, joint secretaries, and treasurer to carry out the association activities. This helps the students to develop their leadership qualities.

Table 7.5 Seminar/Conference/Workshop

Date

 

Name of the Institution

 

Seminars / Conferences / Workshop No.of Participants

Students /Research Scholar/

Faculty

Remarks
17.09.2020  Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women State Level Webinar on ‘‘Graphitic Carbon Nitrite Based Heterojunction for Photochemical Water Splitting  

92

 

Organized

27.09.19 Krishna Arts and        ScienceCollege, Kattinayanapalli, Krishnagiri District

 

   National Seminar on “Recent application in advanced materials”  

13

      I Prize

III Prize

 

29.08.19 Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women National Conference on  “Current Innovations & Applications in Chemistry” 195 Organized
11.07.19 E.R.K Arts and Science College, Erumiyampatti, Dharmapuri District National Seminar on “Recent application in advanced materials” 5

 

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28.08.18 Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women National Conference on “Frontiers and challenges in Chemistry” 184 Organized
25.8.18 Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri State level seminar on “Recent Trends in Analytical  Techniques” 11  

I Prize

 

29.12.17 Sri Vijay Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science for Women, Dharmapuri National seminar on  ‘Novel Advanced Application in Chemistry’ (NAAC-2K17) 4
13.9.17 & 14.9.17 Adiyamaan Arts and Science College, Uthangarai State Level   Seminar on “Group Theory and spectroscopy 15
 

30.8.17

Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri ‘Advances  in Chemical Science and Nanotechnology’ 10 II Prize

III Prize

 

23.08.17

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women National Conference on “Innovations Chemistry” 214 Organized
10.08.17 ERK Arts and Science College,

Erumiyampatti

State Level Workshop on “Chromatographic Technology” 16
19.12.16 Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur “Science and Technology Conference (STC’16)” 2 2 – III Prize
31.08.16 Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women National Conference on “Green Chemistry (NSGC’16)” 312 Organized
30.08.16 Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri ‘Fusion of Future Chemistry in Medicinal Applications’ 15
24.08.16 Adiyaman Arts and Science College for Women, Uthangarai State Level Seminar on          ‘Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences’ 22
19.08.16 ERK Arts and Science College, Erumiyampatti, Dharmapuri Dt. National Conference on ‘Chemistry of Heterogeneous Emerging Materials’ 16
06.02.16 Kamadhenu College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri State Level Workshop on “Recent Advances in Chemistry” 18
30.09.15 Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemistry” 194 Organized
26.09.15 Pachamuthu College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri State Level Seminar on ‘Recent Trends in Chemistry’ 10
 

28.08.15

Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri Workshop on‘Sparks in Chemistry’ 20
21.08.15 Shri Sakthi Kailash Women’s College of Art   and Science, Salem National Conference on “Recent Advances in Chemistry” 09
14.02.15 Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women National Conference on “Nanotechnology” 230 Organized
12.02.15 E.R.K Arts and Science College Dharmapuri. National Level Seminar On“ Recent Advanced In Greener Catalysts” 15
29.01.15

&

30.01.15

Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem National Level Work Shop On “Advanced Characterization Techniques (Act-2015)” 10
12.08.14 Shri Sakthi Kailash Women’s College of Art   and Science, Salem “Current Developments In Bio-Inorganic Chemistry” 5
27.09 13 Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri. National Level seminar on “Adventures in Chemistry” 7 I Prize

II prize

 

15.03.13 AVS  College of Arts and Science, Salem. National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Chemistry” 6
28.09.12 Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri. State level Seminar on “Recent Advancement in Chemistry” 10 I Prize

II prize

III prize

24.01.12 Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri. State level Seminar on“Recent Trends in Advanced  Material Science” 5

Student Enrichment Programme

In order to provide a platform for the students to gain scientific knowledge and become aware of the recent innovations in the field of Science, various programs were conducted.

Table 7.6 Student Enrichment Programme

Date Events / Programme
25.08.2020 International level e-Quiz “Battle of Brain”
28.05.2020 National level e-Quiz “Think like a Proton”
12.02.2020 An Expert  Lecture and  ‘ Inorganic  Quiz’
20.12.19

to

24.12.19

‘In-plant training’ at Milk Producers Union Ltd , Krishnagiri
26.12.18

to

28.12.18

‘In-plant training’ at ABC Fruits Private Ltd, Krishnagiri
15.02.17 An Expert  Lecture and  ‘Physical Quiz’
27.12.17

to

29.12.17

‘In-plant training’ at Dharmapuri Cooperative Milk Products, Krishnagiri
26.12.16

to

30.12.16

In-plant Training: Pavithran Aseptic Fruit Product, Jagadap Post, Krishnagiri
27.01.16 Inorganic Quiz
21.08.14 Quiz Competition and Guest Lecture on “Carbon Nanotubes”
21.10.13 A Guest Lecture on ‘Green Chemistry’
13.09.13 Chemistry Quiz
20.08.13 Invited talk on life Oriented Chemistry’

  Industrial Visit

Industrial visit helps to combine theoretical knowledge with practical knowledge and also realities are opened to the UG & PG final year students through this visit.

 Table 7.7 Industrial Visit

Date Venue No. of students / Staff
19.09.19 Biotech Ltd, Yercaud. 54 students

3 staffs

08.09.18 Industrial Visit Golden Temple, Ratnagiri Temple and Periyar park in Vellore 58 Students

3 Staff

04.10.16 Ultramarine and     pigments Limited Sipcot, Ranipet, Vellore 58 Students

3 Staff

27.02.16 Venkraft paper mills Pvt. Ltd. Hosur 22 Students

2 Staffs

17. 04.15 Birla Planetarium at Chennai, Guindy Snake Park Rajiv Gandhi memorial Park at Sriperumpudur 23 Students

2 Staff

 Department Extension Activities

The  ultimate aim of this program is to instill scientific temper in young minds and make them  to understand the role of chemistry in our daily life.

Table 7.8 Department Extension Activities

Date Name of the programme Venue
       13.09.19

 

Soil Testing Camp Marudhepalli
06.08.19 Practical Coaching for School Children Gonzaga Matriculation Higher Secondary School,Kathampallam
10.07.19

&

11.07.19

Basic Chemistry Coaching Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Bargur
11.07.18

&

12.07.18

Basic chemistry coaching for rural school students Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Bargur
15.09.17 Soil Testing Camp Marudhepalli
13.07.17

&

14.07.17

Basic chemistry coaching for rural school students Government Middle School, Giddampatti
17.09.16 Soil Testing Camp Marudhepalli
11.07.16

&

12.07.16

Basic Chemistry Coaching Government Middle School, Madhepalli
11.08.16 Practical Coaching for School Children Gonzaga Matriculation Higher Secondary School
21.12.15

&

22.12.15

Basic Chemistry Coaching Government Middle School, Orappam
01.12.15 Practical Coaching for School Children Gonzaga Matriculation Higher Secondary School

 Awards and Recognitions received by Faculty: Ms. M. LallimathiAssistant Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry cleared in  State Eligibility Test (SET) on October 2012,

Staff Publications

  • M. Lallimathi, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry has presented a paper entitled ‘Protection and Deprotection of Oximes using Silicagel catalyst’ in the National Conference on Heterogeneous Emerging Materials at ERK College of Arts and Science, Erumiyampatti, Dharmapuri District on August 19, 2016. The paper is published in a book with the ISBN Number978-93-80173-90-2.

 Subject Experts Visit

The following experts visited the Department and assessed its functions and suggested a few ideas to improvise the performance of the Department.

Table 7.9 Subject Experts visited the Department

S.No. Name of the Experts
1 Dr. S. Xavier Raja Rathinam, M.Sc., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head,

PG & Research Department of Chemistry, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur.

3 Rev. Sr. Dr. R. Jayashanthi, M.Sc., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Auxillium College, Vellore
4 Mr.J.Giridharan,Senior Scientist, Quality Control Department, Anthem Bio Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
5 Dr.Venkata Reddy Gorla MSC., PGDBA., Ph.D.Researcher, Department of Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Dravidian University, Kuppam
6 Dr.K. Parameshwaran,  Post Doctoral Fellow, DST- Young Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
 

7

Dr. A. Simi, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, St.Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Trichy
8 Dr.V.Venkatachalam.,M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.d., Assistant Professor, Govt. Arts College, Krishnagiri.
9 Prof.S.Vallichitra, M.Sc.,  M.Phil., (SET), Assistant Professor, Govt. Arts College for women, Krishnagiri
10 Dr. J. G. Manjunatha, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, FMKMC College, Constituent College of Mangalore University, Madikeri
11 Dr. A. Silambarasan, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Vivekananda College of Arts and Science for Women, Thiruchengodu
12 Dr. P. Elumalai, Associate Professor in Chemistry, Center for Green Energy Technology, Constituent College of Pondicherry  University, Pondicherry.
13 Dr.S.Girish Kumar, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, School of Engineering &Technology CMR University, Bangalore
14 Dr.T.M Sridhar, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai
15 Dr.A.Pandikumar, Professor& Scientist Central Electrochemical Research Institute in Chemistry, Karikudi.

 

 Future Plans

Ø  Our vision is to enhance Higher learning for excellence in teaching, mentorship of students and researchers in chemistry and the Department will continue to offer the highest quality undergraduate and Post Graduate curriculum.

Ø  To enhance the basic and applied research framework in the Department of Chemistry.

Ø  To build partnerships with the faculty to achieve the Department goals.