The department constitutes highly experienced faculty who have been serving for years. It is one of the oldest department which includes a VTU and Mangalore University recognized research centres. The Chemistry division actively focuses its research activities on material science, synthetic organic chemistry, bio-inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, batteries, catalysis and polymer nanocomposites. Right now we are focused in the area of photocatalysis particularly waste water treatment, luminescent materials for display applications as well as a labeling agent to enhance latent fingerprints.

Highlights of Research Centers

  • The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure which includes a VTU research centre, affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi
  • The research group at Department of chemistry is executing a grant of Rs. 60 lakhs under the scheme Centre of Excellence Science, Engineering, Medicine (CESEM) from VGST and Rs.1.5 Lakhs under the Competitive Research Grant scheme from VTU.
  • One of the faculties holds the credit for publishing paper in peer reviewed journals Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (Impact Factor 14.229), ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (Impact Factor 6.97) and RSC Advances (Impact Factor 3.049) for the year 2017.

Research Grants:

Sl No

Principal Investigator



Funding Agency


(in Lakhs)


Dr. K.S. AnanthaRaju, Department of Chemistry


Development of Waste Paper and Plastic Filled Polymer based composites: Waste to Wealth  Approach


(Under the Department of IT, BT and S & T Karnataka)

60,00,000/- (Sixty Lakhs)



Dr. K.S. AnanthaRaju, Department of Chemistry


Competitive Research Grant scheme




Rs. 1.5 Lakhs

Eligible Guides in the Department:

S.NO NAME OF FACULTY Designation Area of Research
1. Dr. K. S. Anantha Raju Professor & Head Material Science
2. Dr. M. Dinamani Assoc. Professor Material Science
3. Dr. R. B. Shivasankaraiah Asst. Professor Electrochemistry

Ph.D Pursuing Faculties in the Department

Sl No Name of the Faculty Designation Area of Research Registered under University
1 Mrs. D. Sunanda Asst. Professor Natural Products Bharathiar University
2. Mrs. B. Uma Asst. Professor Lubricating oils VTU

    An Autonomous Institute Affiliated to VTU, Approved by AICTE & UGC


    Accredited by NBA & NAAC with 'A' grade.


    CET Code: E007 | Comed-K Code: E040

    PGCET - MBA: B158 | M.Tech: T822

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