Department of Chemistry

History of Chemistry department
Courses Offered
Faculty and Profiles

History


Department of Chemistry was commissioned in 1957 with the blessings of Sri Nanapaneni Venkatrao the founder Secretary & Correspondent of the College. The first Head of the Department is Sri G.Basava Punna Rao who also worked as in charge principal later.


VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT


The vision of the department is to make the students as good chemists with a/an
  Observant eye
  Sensitive nose
  Dextrous hand
  Quick reflex
  Inquisitive mind
  Rational thought
  Scientific tempered finally a humane soul.


MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT


The Mission of the Department is to educate the students for research to meet the local/global environmental issues through chemical education. An effective Teaching – Learning adjunct to cater the need of industry in the context of the developing needs of the society.


Objectives of the Department


To impart the scientific, moral education and to inculcate competitive, humanitarian values among the students.

To involve students in various community building exercises through extension activities and to mould them as a sociality useful committed citizen.

Application of strategic planning for the future Growth and Development.

To promote innovative quality teaching, learning, evaluation and research activities of the department.

To develop creativity and self-confidence, self-sufficiency and employability.

To mould the students to face the future challenges.

Theory and Knowledge: After completion of the course, students are able to recognize and apply the principles of atomic and molecular structure to predict chemical properties and chemical reactivity.

Laboratory Skills: Upon completion of a degree, chemistry majors are able to employ critical thinking and scientific inquiry in the performance, design, interpretation and documentation of laboratory experiments, at a level suitable to succeed at an entry-level position in chemical industry or a chemistry related fields.

Quantitative Skills: Upon completion of a chemistry degree, chemistry majors are able to interpret and analyse quantitative data.

Instrumentation: Upon completion of a BSc in Chemistry degree, students are able to understand theoretical concepts of instruments that are commonly used in most chemistry fields as well as interpret and use data generated in instrumental chemical analyses.

Demonstrate competency in the laboratory and calculation skills expected of a practicing chemist. (Reproduce and extend experiments from the primary literature, design experimental protocols, troubleshoot experimental procedures and equipment. Like pH meter, colorimeter. conductometer. potentiometer,uvvisspectrophotometer,etc


Programme Specific Outcomes


• Students will have a firm foundation in the fundamentals and application of current chemical and scientific theories including those in Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistries. students will have extensive laboratory work and knowledge of Biological Chemistry.

• Students will be able to design and carry out scientific experiments as well as accurately record and analyze the results of such experiments.

• Students will be skilled in problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning as applied to scientific problems.

• Students will be able to clearly communicate the results of scientific work in oral, written and electronic formats to both scientists and the public at large.

• Students will be able to explore new areas of research in both chemistry and allied fields of science and technology.

• Students will appreciate the central role of chemistry in our society and use this as a basis for ethical behavior in issues facing chemists including an understanding of safe handling of chemicals, environmental issues and key issues facing our society in energy, health and medicine.

• Students will be able to explain why chemistry is an integral activity for addressing social, economic, and environmental problems.

• Students will be able to function as a member of an interdisciplinary problem solving team.

• Students are able to design, carry out, record and analyze the results of chemical experiments.

• Students are able to use modern instrumentation and classical techniques, to design experiments, and to properly record the results of their experiment.

• Students are skilled in problems solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning.

• Students are able to identify and solve chemical problems and explore new areas of research

Faculty Members of the Department:


The former members of the Faculty Sri.G.Basava Punna Rao, Sri K.Venkaiah, Sri K.Venkatarao, Sri G.Seetaramaiah, Sri D,V.Ramana rao, Dr. N.Suguna also worked as principals.

Sri R.Raghava Rao and Smt N.Suguna are Philosophy of Doctorate holders in the Department.

Sri G.Seetaramaiah acted as member of Board of Studies in UG chemistry in Acharya Nagaruna University before 2006. Sri.C.venkatarao is a member of American Chemical Society. Sri S.Venkatadri authored ten text books for both Inter and Degree students.

Sri N.Bujji Babu published ten international research papers.

Present existing staff members are Dr.Bujji Babu.NekuriI Dr. K.Sobha Rani.and Dr.M.Sulochana


Infrastructure:




The Department of chemistry has five full fledged laboratories with well equipped water line, gas pipe line and wooden racks for doing practicals for Inter, Degree and PG students. The Department has a full fledged Library with standard Text Books and other related Books besides Research Journals. The Department has one Computer System with Internet facility.