Chemistry Department

Chemistry is one of the vital branches of science without which life does not exists. Engineering is the application of basic sciences and it may be noted that all engineering branches originated from basic sciences. "Science without technology is useless and technology without science is blind".

The department of chemistry teaches and promotes practical aspects to build a solid foundation as part of the engineering education. The department prepares students for core engineering branches by educating them in the chemical knowledge in the first year. Many of engineering subjects depend on chemistry. The faculty members for chemistry are committed to the students and to research. The teaching staffs of the department have published more than 30 research papers of good repute in many national and international journals. The areas of research are chemical kinetics, corrosion inhibition studies and organic synthesis.


  • To establish infrastructure and provide a conductive environment quality education


  • To modernize the research laboratories to take up innovative projects.
  • To encourage the faculty to acquire Ph.D. degree and to motivate them to take research as an integral part of their professional duties.
  • To encourage the faculty to supervise projects for various branches of engineering students.
  • To facilitate the faculty to enhance their knowledge & skills, the required internet accessibility is provided.
  • Construction of smart class rooms for first year B.E. students.
  • To take up consultancy activities such as water analysis and soil testing.
  • Proposal to start B.E. course in Chemical Engineering.
  • Proposal to start Diploma in Chemical Engineering.
  • Proposal to start Industrial Chemistry PG course.
  1. Engineering knowledge:  Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and Electronics & Communication Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem   analysis:    Identify,   formulate,   review   research   literature,   and    analyze    complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions  using  first principles  of  mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions:  Design solutions for complex  engineering  problems  and design   system   components   or   processes   that   meet   the   specified  needs   with   appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The  engineer  and  society:  Apply  reasoning  informed  by  the  contextual  knowledge  to  assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in   societal   and   environmental   contexts,   and   demonstrate   the  knowledge   of,   and   need   for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project    management    and   finance:    Demonstrate    knowledge    and    understanding    of    the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long  learning:  Recognize  the  need  for,  and  have  the  preparation  and  ability  to  engage  in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
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Sl No Name & Designation Members
1 Dr. M. B. Jagadeesha
Professor & Head
2 Mr. B.C. Ravi
Associate Professor
3 Dr. Pradeep Kumar C B
Assistant Professor
4 Dr. Kavitha C S
Assistant Professor
5 Mr. K. N. Krishnakumar
Associate Professor
6 K. Palaksha
Associate Professor

Sl No Name & Designation Members
1 B D Venkatesh

2 B N Ramachandra

3 M. D. Sumithra

4 Chaitra N

5 Keshavamuthy D T


Lab Facilities



PART- A (Volumetric Analysis) 

1. Estimation of KMnO4 using and Mohr’s salt crystals.

2. Determination of Total hardness of a given sample of hard water using EDTA.

3. Determination of Calcium oxide in the given sample of cement by EDTA method.

4. Determination of percentage of iron in the given sample of haematite ore solution using      potassium dichromate crystals by external indicator method.

5. Determination of COD of the given industrial waste water sample.

6. Determination of percentage of copper in brass using standard sodium thiosulphate. 

PART- B (Instrumental Methods) 

1. Determination of pKa value of weak acid using pH meter.

2. Estimation of FAS using K2Cr2O7 by Potentiometric Method.

3. Estimation of copper using Colorimeter.

4. Estimation of HCl using standard NaOH by Conductometric method.

5. Estimation of HCl & CH3COOH using standard NaOH by Conductometric method.

6. Determination of viscosity coefficient of a given liquid using Ostwald’s Viscometer. 


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Recent Publications 

  • M.S. Raghu, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K. Yogeesh Kumar, M.K. Prashanth, "Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of novel 3-(4-chlorophenyl)-2 (substituted)quinazolin-4(3H)-one Derivatives as Multi-target Anti-inflammatory Agents" Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, DOI:,  2019 (IF: 1.24-Wiley).
  • M.K. Prashanth, M.S. Raghu, K. Yogeesh Kumar, C.B. Pradeep Kumar “Efficient Synthesis of RuO2 Nanoparticle with excellent activity for One-pot Synthesis of 2,3-disubstituted quinazolin4(1H)-ones" Vietnam Journal of Chemistry, 57(5), 585-594, 2019 (Wiley). 
  • H.N. Deepakumari, M.S. Raghu, C.B. Pradeep Kumar “Synthesis, Characterization and Antioxidant Activity of Novel 3-(2,5-dioxo-imidazolidin-1-yl)-1,1diethylurea Derivatives” Chemical Science Transactions, 8(4), 487-492, 2019. 

1. Kinetics of oxidation of Indigocarmine by N-sodio-N-Bromotoluene sulfonamide in acidic buffer medium. S.Ananda, M.B.Jagadeesha, B.M.Venkatesha , N.M.Madegowda. International Journal of Chemical kinetics (IJCK), 29,453-459,1997(USA).

2. Ruthenium (III) catalyzed oxidation of Aliphatic primary amines by Bromamine-T in hydrochloric acid medium: A kinetic study, S.Ananda,  M.B.Jagadeesha , Puttaswamy,  N.M.Madegowda, Synthesis & reactivity in inorganic and metal- organic chemistry (SRIMC).27(8),1093-1113 ,1997 (USA).

3. Kinetics of oxidation of cysteine by Bromamine-T in H2SO4 medium .M.B. Jagadeesha,  S.Ananda & M.G.Ramananda, Asian Journal of Chemistry, vol 10 ,no. 4 ,937-946 ,1998, (India)

4. Kinetics of Ruthenium (III) catalyzed oxidation of amides by Sodium-N-Bromotoluene Sulfonamide in Hydrochloric acid medium. S .Ananda  M.B Jagadeesha and K.M.Lokanath Rai.  Synthesis and reactivity in inorganic and metal-organic chemistry .29(1),1-21, 1999 (USA)

5. Oxidation of Aspirin by N-Sodio-N-Bromobenzenesulphonamide (Bromamine-B) in acid medium:A kinetic and mechanistic study.S.Ananda, M.G.Ramananda, M.B.Jagadeesha and Puttaswamy, Asian journal of chemistry.vol 11 No.1, 23-28,1999 ,(India)

6. Oxidation of cysteine by sodium-N-chlorotoluenesulfonamide (1hloramines-T) in HCl and H2SO4 media : A kinetic and mechanistic study. Ravi.J. Saldana, Ananda, .B. M. Venkatesha, .M. B. Jagadeesha. Oxidation communication , 22 ,  No.3,464-472 ,1999 (Bulgaria)

7. Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies of  Some Aliphatic Amines, Oxidation  by Sodium-NBromo-p-toluenesulfonamide in hydrochloric acid medium. S. Ananda, M..B. Jagadeesha,  Puttaswamy,  B.M. Venkatesha,  T.K. Viand, N. M. Madegowda. International journal of chemical kinetics 32 (12),776-786,2000 (USA).

8. Mechanistic investigation of  the oxidation of indoles with Bromamine-T In alkaline medium catalyzed by Os(VIII) H. Ramachandra, K.S.Rangappa, D. S. Mahadevappa, M. B. Jagadeesha. Oxidation communication 22 No.2, 248-258, 1999 (Bulgaria).

9. Kinetics of oxidation of gabapentin (neurontin) by chloramines – T in perchloric acid medium.K.Mohan & M.B.Jagadeesha. Indian Journal of Chemistry Vol.47- A, August 2008,pp. 1226-1229(India).

10.  C.B.  Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Corrosion Inhibition Efficiency and Adsorption  Characteristics of Some Schiff Bases at Mild Steel/Hydrochloric Acid Interface”, Journal of  Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 45(3): 1031-1042, 2014 (IF: 3.80 - Elsevier). 

11.  C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, H.B. Muralidhara “Electrochemical and  Thermodynamic  Studies to Evaluate the Inhibition Effect of Synthesized Piperidine  Derivatives on the Corrosion of  Mild Steel in Acidic Medium”, Ionics, 21(1), 263 – 281,  2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11581-014-1178-02014 (IF: 2.2 - Springer).  

12. C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Phytochemical Screening and Corrosion Inhibitive   Behavior of Pterolobium Hexapetalum and Celosia Argentea Plant Extracts on Mild Steel in  Industrial Water Medium”, Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, 23(3): 201-211, 2014 (  Elsevier). 

13.  C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Adsorption and Thermodynamic Characteristics of  Plumeria Rubra Plant Extracts on Mild Steel Corrosion in Industrial Water Medium”,  International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 3(4): 330-346, 2013. 

14.  C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Pyrimidine Based Piperidine Sulphonamides as New  Class of Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Solution: Adsorption and  Electrochemical Studies” International Journal of Advanced Chemical Technology,  2(4):10-22, 2013. 

15.  C.B.  Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Synthesis of Thiazole Based 1,3,4-Oxadiazole  Derivatives and Their Corrosion Inhibition Characteristics at Mild steel/Hydrochloric acid  Interface”, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research,  5(10): 289-305, 2013. 

16.  C.B.  Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “The Effect of Achyranthes Aspera Extracts on Mild  Steel  Corrosion in Industrial Water Medium”, ISRN Corrosion, Volume 2013,  Article  ID 261847, 2013. 

17.  K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, “Synthesis and Antioxidant Activity of 2-Amino-5  methylthiazol Derivatives Containing 1,3,4-Oxadiazole-2-thiol Moiety”. ISRN Organic  Chemistry, Volume 2013, Article ID 620718, 8 pages DOI: 

18.  M.P. Chakravarthy, K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, “Synthesis, Adsorption,  Thermodynamic Studies and Corrosion Inhibition Behaviour of Isoniazide Derivatives  on Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Solution” ISOR Journal of Applied Chemistry, 8(4):  07-19, 2015. 

19.  M.P. Chakravarthy, K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, “Corrosion Inhibition  effect and  Adsorption Behaviour of Nicotinamide Derivatives on Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Solution” International Journal of Industrial Chemistry (Springer) 5:19, 2014. DOI:   10.1007/s40090-014-0019-3. 

20.  M.P. Chakravarthy, K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, “The Inhibition of Mild Steel  Corrosion in Sulfuric Acid by New Dapsone Derivatives” Advances in Chemistry, 10(3):  2388 – 2402. 2014. 

21.  M.P. Chakravarthy, K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, A. M. Badiea “Corrosion Inhibition  Behaviour and Adsorption Characteristics of Dapsone Derivatives on Mild Steel in Acid  Medium” American Chemical Science Journal, 8(2): 1-16, 2015. 

22. M.S. Raghu, K. Yogeesh Kumar, M.K. Prashanth, B.P. Prasanna, Raj Vinuth, C.B. Pradeep Kumar   “Adsorption and Antimicrobial Studies of Chemically Bonded Magnetic Graphene Oxide – Fe3O4 Nanocomposites for Water Purification” Journal of Water Process and Purification, 17, 22-31, 2017(IF: 3.7 - Elsevier). 

23. M.S. Raghu, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K. Yogeesh Kumar, M.K. Prashanth, "Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of novel 3-(4-chlorophenyl)-2 (substituted)quinazolin-4(3H)-one Derivatives as Multi-target Anti-inflammatory Agents" Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, DOI:, 2019 (IF: 1.24-Wiley). 

24. M.K. Prashanth, M.S. Raghu, K. Yogeesh Kumar, C.B. Pradeep Kumar “Efficient Synthesis of RuO2 Nanoparticle with excellent activity for One-pot Synthesis of 2,3-disubstituted quinazolin4(1H)ones" Vietnam Journal of Chemistry, 57(5), 585-594, 2019 (Wiley).  

25. C.B. Pradeep Kumar, M.K. Prashanth, K.K. Yogeesh Kumar, M.S. Raghu, K.N Mohana and M.B. Jagadeesha "Mild Steel Corrosion inhibition by three New Quinazoline Derivatives: Experimental and Theoretical Studies" Surfaces and Interfaces, Communicated, (Elsevier). 

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Prof. M. B. Jagadeesha

Professor @ Head

Dept. of Chemistry

Malnad College of Engineering

Hassan - 573202

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