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Evaluative Report - Department of Chemistry
Evaluative Report - Department of Chemistry
1. Name of the Department
:
Department of Chemistry
2. Year of establishment
:
1968
3. Is the Department part of a School/
:
Yes, School of Chemical and Physical
Sciences
4. Names of programmes offered
:
M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry),
M.Phil (Chemistry) and
Ph.D (Chemistry)
5. Interdisciplinary programmes and
departments involved
:
Nil
6. Courses in collaboration with other
universities, industries, foreign
institutions, etc.
:
Nil
7. Details of programmes discontinued, :
if any, with reasons
Nil
8. Examination System
(Annual/Semester/Trimester/
Choice Based Credit System)
:
Choice Based Credit Semester System
9. Participation of the department in
the courses offered by other depts.
:
N/A
Faculty of the university?
10. Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual (Professors/Associate
Professors/Asst. Professors/others)
Actual (including
Designation
Sanctioned
Filled
CAS & MPS)
Professor
2
1
Associate Professor
6
4
Assistant Professor
10
3
Others
11.
Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience
and research under guidance
1
No.of Ph.D/
No. of
M.Phil
students
guided for
the last 4
years
Qualification
Designation
V.M. Abdul
Mujeeb
K. Muraleedharan
Ph.D
Professor
Physical Chemistry
6
8
Ph.D
Physical Chemistry
9
10
Abraham Joseph
Ph.D
InorganicChemistry
9
10
P. Raveendran
Ph.D
Green Chemistry
9
10
D. Bahulayan
Ph.D
Organic Chemistry
8
10
N.K. Renuka
Ph.D
Physical Chemistry
10
10
M.T. Ramesan
Ph.D
Organic Chemistry
9
10
Pradeepan Periyat
Ph.D
Asso.
Professor
Asso.
Professor
Asso.
Professor
Asso.
Professor
Asst.
Professor
Asst.
Professor
Asst.
Professor
Inorganic
Chemistry
4
6
Name
Specialization
years of
experien
ce
12.
List of senior Visiting Fellows, adjunct :
faculty, emeritus professors
1) Dr.P.Muhammed Shafi,Visiting Faculty
2) Dr.M.P.Kannan, Emeritus Scientist
13.
Percentage of classes taken by
:
temporary faculty – programme-wise
information
Nil
14.
Programme-wise StudentTeacher Ratio
:
M.Sc. 1:3, M.Phil. 1:1, Ph.D. – 1:8
15.
Number of academic support staff
(technical) and administrative staff
Sanctioned, filled and actual
:
Administrative: Sanctioned:
Filled:
Actual:
Technical
: Sanctioned:
Filled:
Actual:
16.
Research thrust areas as recognized by major funding agencies:
2
13
7
6
2
1
1
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

17.
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Coordination and Bio-Inorganic Chemistry
Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Click Chemistry
Phytochemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Nanomaterials
Catalysis
Solid State Chemistry
Analytical and Electro Analytical Chemistry
Green Chemistry
Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding
agencies and c) Total grants received. Give the names of the funding agencies, project
title and grants received project-wise.
Faculty
Period
Amount
(Lakhs)
Funding
Agency
Title of the Project
KSCSTE
Studies on the catalytic activity of
Mesoporous metal oxides for
exhaust gas purification
Dr. Renuka N. K.
2010-’13
10.6
Dr. Pradeepan
Periyat
2013-’15
6
UGC
Dye sensitized Solar Cells
Fabrication using Semiconductor Oxides
Dr. Abraham
Joseph
2011-’14
10
UGC
Dr. P. Raveendran
2014-’17
31.5
Amino acid derived green
inhibitors as corrosion inhibitors
for mild steel and copper in acid
solutions
Utilization of Liquid and
Supercritical Carbon Dioxide for
the preparation of
Pharmaceutically important
Drug Expitient composition
18.
KSCSTE
Inter-institutional collaborative projects and associated grants received
a) National collaboration
:
b) International collaboration :
Nil
Nil
3
19.
Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC-SAP/CAS, DPE; DBT, ICSSR,
AICTE, etc.; total grants received.
Sl.No.
20.
Agency
Amount
Year
1
UGC
40
2007-12
2
DST
80
2014-19
3
KSCSTE
30
2007-10
Research facility / centre with
•
•
•
state recognition
national recognition
international recognition
:
:
:
Nil
Nil
Nil
:
Nil
Number of papers published in peer
:
reviewed journals (national/international)
Monographs
:
Chapters in Books
:
Edited Books
:
Books with ISBN with details of
:
publishers
Number listed in International Database :
(For e.g. Web of Science, Scopus,
Humanities International Complete,
Dare Database - International Social
Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc.)
Citation Index – range / average
:
SNIP
:
SJR
:
Impact Factor – range / average
:
h-index
:
130
21.
Special research laboratories sponsored
by/created by industry or corporate bodies
22.
Publications:



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

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



12
3
5
Nil
130
100-300/200
1-4.5
14
23.
Details of patents and income generated
:
Nil
24.
Areas of consultancy and income generated
:
Nil
25.
Faculty selected nationally / internationally to
visit other laboratories / institutions/
industries in India and abroad
4
:
Nil
26.
Faculty serving in
a) National committees
b) International committees
c) Editorial Boards
d) any other (please specify)
:
8
27.
Faculty recharging strategies (UGC,
ASC, Refresher/orientation programs,
workshops, training programs and
similar programs).
:
Nil
28.
Student projects
:
5
29.
•
percentage of students who have
done in-house projects including
inter-departmental projects
•
percentage of students doing projects
:
in collaboration with other universities/
industry / institute
95
Awards / recognitions received at the national :
and international level by
Nil
•
•
•
30.
Faculty
Doctoral / post doctoral fellows
Students
Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding (national
/ international) with details of outstanding participants, if any.
International/
National/State
National
Sl.No.
Title
1
Workshop on Radio-Chemistry in collaboration with
IGCAR, Kalpakkam - 21.10.2011 – UGC
2
National workshop on quantum mechanical modeling
and drug discovery, 15, 16 March 2013
National
3
National colloquium on recent trends in organic &
bio-organic chemistry, 24-26 Oct.2013
Indian Academies' Lecture Workshop on Advances
in Molecular Spectroscopy, 20 & 21 November 2013
One day Career seminar on Higher Opportunities in
Chemistry, 7 March 2013
Two day “UGC Sponsored National Seminar on
Frontiers in Chemistry” on 20 & 21 March 2014
UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “HUMAN
RIGHTS EDUCATION” on 31st July 2014
National
4
5
6
7
5
National
National
National
National
8
9
10
11
UGC Sponsored “AWARENESS PROGRAMME
ON ADULTERATION OF
FOOD” on 28 August 2014
UGC Sponsored Graduate Seminar on “Advances in
Materials Chemistry” on 5 & 6 December 2014
Two day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on New
Materials in Chemistry, 30-31 January 2015
Two day UGC Sponsored National Conference on
Smart Materials 24-25 March 2015
National
National
National
National
List of outstanding participants:
1. Padmasri Dr. M. Vijayan, Homi Bhaba Professor, IISc, Banglaore
2. Dr. Rajeev Sukumaran,
3. Prof.(Dr.) Alexander Domling, University of Pittsburg, USA
4. Prof (Dr.) Jagadese J. Vittal, National University of Singapore, Singapore
5. Professor A. Sreekrishna, IISc, Bangalore
6. Dr Bijithha Balan, Osaka University Japan.
7. Dr.Suresh .C.Pillai, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
8. Dinesh.P.Amalnerkar, Ex.Director, C-MET, Pune,
9. Dr. A Ajayaghosh, Director, NIIST, Trivandrum
10. Dr. Thomas Mathew, University of Southern California
11. Dr. Babu Varghese, IIT Madras
12. Prof. A.K. Mishra, IIT, Mumbai
13. Padmasri Dr. E.D. Jemmis, IISc, Bangalore
14. Padma Bhushan Prof. P. Balaram, FNA, FASc, FNASc, Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore
15. Professor (Dr.) G. Vijay Nair, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science &
Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram,
16. Prof. Dr. T.P. Radhakrishnan, Scholl of Chemistry, Hyderabad Central University
31.
Code of ethics for research followed by the departments: Nil
32.
Student profile programme-wise:
Name of the
Programme
(refer to question no. 4)
Applications
received
Selected
Male Female
M.Sc. Applied Chemistry
240
3
43
100
95
M.Phil
45
2
7
100
100
20
39
Ph.D
33.
Pass percentage
Male Female
Diversity of students
Name of the
Programme
(refer to question
% of
students
from the
% of students
from other
universities
6
% of students
from
universities
% of
students
from
no. 4)
same
university
within the
State
outside the
State
other
countries
M.Sc.
85
15
0
0
M.Phil
90
10
0
0
Ph.D
90
10
0
0
Certificate
0
0
0
0
Diploma
0
0
0
0
P.G. Diploma
0
0
0
0
Others
0
0
0
0
34.
How many students have cleared Civil
Services and Defense Services
examinations, NET, SET, GATE and other
competitive examinations? Give details
category-wise.
35.
Student progression
:
Student progression
NET/JRF/UGC/CSIR - 27
SET: 9
GATE: 11
Percentage against enrolled
UG to PG
N.A.
PG to M.Phil.
44
PG to Ph.D.
20
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral
10
Employed
a) Campus selection
a) N.A.
b) Other than campus recruitment
b) 80
Entrepreneurs
36.
5
Diversity of staff
Percentage of faculty who are graduates:
of the same university
25.0
from other universities within the State
37.5
from universities from other States
25.0
from universities outside the country
12.5
7
37.
Number of faculty who were awarded
M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Sc. and D.Litt. during
the assessment period (2010-2015).
38.
Present details of departmental infrastructural facilities with regard to:
a)
:
Nil
Library
Total area of the library (in Sq. Mts.) 150
Total seating capacity 30 seats
Working hours (on working days, on holidays, before examination, during
examination, during vacation). Library is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on working
days, during vacation, examination and before examination. Layout of the library
(individual reading carrels, lounge area for browsing and relaxed reading, IT zone
for accessing e-resources). Chairs and Tables for seating, reading and writing. Wi
Fi access, separate section to access e-resources with 12 computers. Clear and
prominent display of floor plan; adequate sign boards; fire alarm; access to
differently-able users and mode of access to collection Single floor library. Labels,
shelf numbers and Class numbers are provided for easy navigation.
 Print (books, back volumes and theses)
:7000 nos
 Average number of books added
during the last three years
:155 books per year
 Non Print (Microfiche, AV) CD/DVD
: Available
 Electronic (e-books, e-journals)
 528 ejournals acceesed through INFLIBNET
 901 ebooks in chemistry through ebrary
 938 ebooks in General science through ebrary
 115 ebooks in Chemistry through Cambridge books online
 Special collections (e.g. text books, reference books, standards, patents)
 Reference books
: 400 nos
 Textbooks
: 5000 nos
Book Banks 100 nos. kept in the class room
b)
∗
Average number of walk-ins
: 850
∗
Average number of books issued/returned
: 1200
∗
Ratio of library books to students enrolled
: 81
∗
Average number of books added during the last four years : 752
Internet facilities for staff and students:
 High Speed Fiber Optics N/W system by MHRD's National Knowledge
Network @ 1Gbps.
 Entire Department Wi-Fi connected
 Internal Hardwares
 6 Wi-Fi Routers Covers the Entire Department
 24 Port Fully Manageable switch 1 No.
 8 Port Hub 5 Nos. &
 4 Port Hub 1 No.
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
c)
d)
e)
f)
39.
Connects the Entire Local Network inside the Department
Total number of class rooms : 3
Class rooms with ICT facility : 3
Students’ laboratories : 4
Research laboratories : 4
List of doctoral, post-doctoral students and Research Associates
a)
from the host institution/university : 10
Doctoral Students
: 35
b) from other institutions/universities : 34
40.
Number of post graduate students getting financial assistance from the university.
9 M. Phil Students.
41.
Was any need assessment exercise undertaken before the development of new
programme(s)? If so, highlight the methodology.
Collects Feedback from students and faculty (internal and external)
42.
Does the department obtain feedback from
a. faculty on curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation? If yes, how does the
department utilize the feedback?
Yes. On the basis of the feedback, new courses are designed, and syllabus
modification affected.
b. students on staff, curriculum and teaching-learning-evaluation and how does the
department utilize the feedback?
The Department conducts Teacher Evaluation by students in the Prescribed Format
developed by the Department. The Evaluation sheet furnished by the students will
be given to the respective faculty members for self assessment and improvement, if
required. Copies of the same are kept under the custody of the Head of the
Department.
c.
alumni and employers on the programmes offered and how does the department
utilize the feedback?
Given due consideration to the suggestions and opinions of the alumni, and
necessary improvements/action will be implemented.
43.
List the distinguished alumni of the department (maximum 10)
 Prof.K.L.Sebastian, IISc, Bangalore
 Dr. Ajayghosh, Director, NIIST
 Dr. P.A. Joy, NCL, Pune
 Dr. T. Ajithkumar, NCL, Pune
 Dr. Dayas, Former Director, CMET
 Dr. K.V.Balakrishnan, ITC, Bangalore
 Dr. Prabhakaran, California
44.
Give details of student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar)
involving external experts.
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The Department frequently organizes special lectures / workshops / seminars involving
external experts (Details given elsewhere). In addition, all the PG students are sent for 3
months project to various reputed Institutions, where they get ample opportunities for
interaction with experts in various areas.
45.
List the teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes.
All class rooms made smart with all modern facilities for smart teaching and learning.
The Wi-Fi connection enables the teacher to connect his class room with world as and
when he likes. The land net connectivity is very much helpful to the students and staff
members for internet connection particularly when the Wi-Fi connectivity is weak.
Faculty members and students are also able to explore the possibilities available in smart
phones for their learning processes through a separate code available with them provided
by the university. Students are also encouraged to deliver their seminar using power
point with the support of smart class rooms. Some of the faculty members are providing
study materials to the students through the e- facilities available in the department.
46.
How does the department ensure that programme objectives are constantly met and
learning outcomes are monitored?
Regular test papers and feedback from the students enable the Department assessment of
the student enrichment. This is discussed in the Departmental council and remedial
measures taken wherever necessary.
47.
Highlight the participation of students and faculty in extension activities.
The Department faculty and the students take leading role in Science fairs in the
surrounding schools. Students from local schools are provided with science experiment
demonstrations. Quiz programmes are conducted for enlightening them in science
education and for attracting them science career. Students are also involved in
environmental awareness programmes, tree plantations, waste management etc.
48.
Give details of “beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department.
The Faculty members in the Department actively are involved in new areas of research
like Green Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Photochemistry, Catalysis, Computational
Chemistry, etc. Most of the Faculty has post-doctoral experience in and outside the
country and a number of new additions are expected in near future. The expertise and
exposure of the Faculty in research need to be addressed in the most effectively manner
by providing required infrastructural and equipment facilities. An exclusive
Instrumentation facility is proposed to be set up in the Department with sophisticated
instruments like NMR Spectrometer, HRMS, Raman Spectrometer, SEM, TEM, AFM,
CHN Analyser, BET Surface Area analyzer, particle analyzer etc., supported by strong
Computational facility.
With all these facilities we hope to establish strong linkage with industry, providing
high end consultational facility. The Department also aims to cater the needs and hopes
of the society by imparting training to more post graduate and graduate students
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through various innovative academic programmes. The overall aim of the Department
is to make it a reputed and excellent centre for teaching, learning and research.
49.
State whether the programme/ department is accredited/ graded by other agencies? If yes,
give details.
By NAAC
50.
Briefly highlight the contributions of the department in generating new knowledge, basic
or applied.
The department of chemistry has MoU with different research institutes in and outside
the country with a specific objective promoting quality research. The Department
already signed MOU with CMET, Pune. MOU with some other International Bodies
are on anvil. 1. National University of Singapore 2. Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore 3. University of Pittsburgh USA 4. JNCASR, Bangalore 5. Suhm Group
(University of Gottingen), etc.
All class rooms made smart with all modern facilities for smart teaching and learning.
The Wi-Fi connection enables the teacher to connect his class room with world as and
when he likes. The land net connectivity is very much helpful to the students and staff
members for internet connection particularly when the Wi-Fi connectivity is weak.
Faculty members and students are also able to explore the possibilities available in
smart phones for their learning processes through a separate code available with them
provided by the university.
51.
Detail five major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) of the
department.
Class room library
The Alumni in collaboration with PTA introduced a class room library; the books are
under the custody of the students and are available to the students at any time
(24x7x365). This will help the students for achieving good results.
Sharing of infrastructural facilities
The instrumentation and the Infrastructural facilities available in the Department for
research activities are open to students and Faculty engaged in research outside the
Department and University. The skill and expertise of the Faculty are also utilized by
researchers outside the University
Research with publications
Every research student registered to Ph.D should publish at least two articles in the
chosen topic in peer Reviewed International Journals before submitting his/her Ph.D.
thesis. This policy is greatly help the student to involve in active research and get a
deep insight in to the concerned topic.
Endowments awards to best students
The Alumni of the Department, former teachers and Faculty members jointly instituted
different endowments in the Department in the name of retired Teachers/luminaries to
the outstanding PG students.
Kanakam Thampuran Memorial Endowment Award – instituted by Late Prof. K.T.
Rama Varma in memory of his mother
Prof. Geetha Parameswaran Endowment Award – instituted by research students of
Prof. Geetha Parameswaran
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Prof. T.D. Radhakrishnan Endowment Award – instituted by research students of Prof.
T.D. Radhakrishnan
Prof. M. P. Kannan Endowment Award – instituted by former students and research
scholars of Prof. M. P. Kannan
T.C. Rama Varma Raja memorial award - instituted by Prof. K.K. Aravindakshan
(Retired) in memory of his father
E. Madhavi Amma memorial award instituted by Prof. E. Purushothaman (Retired) in
memory of his mother
Alumni & PTA
A very strong Alumni Association is functioning under the aegis of the Department.
They have instituted different Scholarships for outstanding post graduate students.
They also organize weekend NET coaching programmes to PG students of the
Department and other neighboring Colleges. The organization has set up Class Room
Libraries for PG students, which is regularly replenished. Alumni Luminaries
occasionally deliver popular talks on selected topics. Distinguished Alumni who secure
National / International honours are specially invited and honoured by the Department.
Department has a functioning PTA which is actively involved in the development of the
Department.
Student Advisers
Students are assigned advisors from the Faculty to look after their academic, curricular
and co-curricular activities.
52.
Future plans of the department
The Faculty members in the Department actively are involved in new areas of research
like Green Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Photochemistry, Catalysis, Theoretical chemistry
etc. Most of the Faculty has post-doctoral experience in and outside the country and a
number of new additions are expected in near future. The expertise and exposure of the
Faculty in research need to be addressed in the most effectively manner by providing
required infrastructural and equipment facilities. An exclusive Instrumentation facility is
proposed to be set up in the Department with sophisticated instruments like NMR
Spectrometer, HRMS, Raman Spectrometer, SEM, TEM, AFM, CHN Analyser, BET
Surface Area analyzer, particle analyzer etc., supported by strong Computational
facility.
With all these facilities we hope to establish strong linkage with industry, providing high
end consultation facility. The Department also aims to cater the needs and hopes of the
society by imparting training to more post graduate and graduate students through
various innovative academic programmes. The overall aim of the Department is to make
it a reputed and excellent centre for teaching, learning and research.
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