D.K.M College For Women

( AUTONOMOUS )

Vellore - 1

Affiliated To Thiruvalluvar University

NAAC REACCREDITED

Admission Help Line Numbers

Aided - 9488600147 / 9688510584
Unaided - 9489537911 / 9443341270

Department of Chemistry / வேதியியல்

Department of Chemistry

Year of Establishment
B.Sc., Chemistry : 1973
M.Sc., Chemistry
:
2006
M.Phil., Chemistry (Full time& Part time)
:
2009
Ph.D., Chemistry (Full time & Part time)
:
2007

Scope of the Course

Chemistry has a wide scope in almost all the fields such as industries, research, teaching etc.,

Courses Offered

  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Phil. Chemistry (Full time / Part time)
  • Ph.D. Chemistry (Full time / Part time)
Department Highlights
  • Department of Chemistry – year of establishment 1972
  • Department of Chemistry (UG) Aided year of establishment 1975
  • Department of Chemistry (PG) Unaided – year of establishment 2006
  • D Chemistry year of establishment 2008
  • Phil Chemistry year of establishment 2009
Ranks

UG: Ever year, students get ranks at the university level both under Madras University and Thiruvalluvar University. Especially the three students have secured first rank from Madras University during different years.

PG: The department produced three university ranks in the first batch itself.

Result: The department has produced (both UG and PG) consistently very good result every year. Always more than 85% result is produced and sometimes the department has produced 100% results also. Teaching Highlights

All the teachers are well experienced. 75% of the staff members are Doctorates. Many of the staff members in this department have cleared CSIR/NET and SLET exams. Many have registered for Ph.D and one member is already a research supervisor. They also give training for the CSIR/NET, SLET exams to the students.

Teaching Aids

Over head projector (OHP), PowerPoint Presentation (LCD), Molecular Models (Board and chalk)

Course Highlights

  • Any UG Chemistry graduate can go for higher studies in this college itself upto Ph.D.
  • Both UG and PG chemistry graduates can get into courses such as Dialysis etc. in medical colleges and placed there itself.
  • They can also prepare for UGC-CSIR fellowship and do research with stipend and also become teachers, lectures
  • They can appear for various competitive exams like IAS, IPS, IFS, Central excise and get placed in good administrative position in government departments.
  • They can also get into banks in different positions.
Placements
  • Chemistry graduates have high job scope as chemists (in R & D lab, Quality control lab etc., ) in many industries like
  1. Pharmaceutical industries
  2. Cosmetics
  3. Fertilizer industries
  4. Clinical and Basic Sciences research organization.
  • Post graduates in chemistry are in high demand in space research & defence research.
  • They shine very well in teaching profession (both in schools and colleges).
  • All the engineering college need good chemistry faculty in large numbers.
Projects

Many projects are funded by UGC, Tamilnadu State Council of Science and technology (TNSCST), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), etc. Students pursue projects in industries like Biocorn, CLRI, State Universities etc.

  • Smart class room for students.
  • Well equipped and separate laboratories for UG, PG, M.Phil and Ph.D with all facilities.
  • Well equipped classrooms for students for both UG & PG for all sections with proper Lighting & air circulation.
  • Separate book bank is available.
  • Department library with many books were available for reference of students.
  • RO is available for drinking purpose.
  • Two computers with printers.
  • A Xerox machine.
  • Scanning facility is available in the department.
  • Fire extinguisher is available in the lab as well as in the department.
  • Separate research room with free internet connection for both students and staffs involving in research activities.
  • Separate staff rooms for both UG & PG.
List of instruments available in department (Lab facilities)
Name of the Instrument Purpose
Electrospinning Machine To produce charged threads of polymer solutions (fibres)
IR Spectrophotometer To record IR spectra- identification of various functional groups
UV-Visible Spectrophotometer To record UV spectra- Solution concentration analysis
Vacuum Oven with pump To remove the moisture content present in the samples by creating vacuum.
Guoy balance To measure magnetic susceptibility
Hot air oven To dry the samples
Electronic balance To measure the weight of samples
pH meter To measure pH
Mechanical shaker To attain equilibrium of solutions by shaking
Ultrasonicator For solubility measurement
Water analysis Kit To measure BOD, COD, Alkalinity, Acidity.
Digital Potentiometer To measure EMF
Digital Conductometer To measure conductance
Polarimeter To measure optical activity
Fluidised Bed Reactor Column studies
Water filtration (fabricated) To filtrate the samples
Ultrafiltration Cell glass assembly Membrane filtration
Centrifuge Machine To separate the suspensions and emulsions by the rotation of sample around the fixed axis-
Magnetic Stirrer To rotate the sample using the magnetic pellet
Electrical Stirrer To rotate the sample using the electrical connection
Photoelectric Colorimeter To measure the optical density of the samples (absorbance or transmittance)
Laboratory homogeniser To homogenize various types of material, such as tissue, plant, food, soil, and many others

Aided

Name Staffcode Designation View Profiles
Dr. M. NAGARATHINAM 308CHA01 Head & Associate Professor Click Here
Dr.S. SANTHA LAKSHMI 308CHA02 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr. N. DHANAM 308CHA03 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.S.SASHIKALA 308CHA04 Assistant Professor Click Here
Mrs.  Dr.R.ARUNADEVI 308CHA05 Assistant Professor Click Here

Unaided

Name Staffcode Designation View Profiles
Dr. T.GOMATHI 308CHUA01 Assistant Professor & Head Click Here
Mrs. J.SARANYA 308CHUA02 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.D.SHAKILA 308CHUA03 Assistant Professor Click Here
2020-2021  
S.No. Name and Nature of Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report
1 FDP 04.05.2020 to 10.05.2020 Faculty Development Program On Gchempaint And Libreoffice

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2 National level quiz competition 30.05.2020 to 05.06.2020  Chemistry in Everyday life
3 Webinar IGCAR 21.01.2021 Need For Nuclear Energy View
4 Alumnae meet 31.01.2021 - View
5 Webinar 18.02.2021 Conducting Polymers and their Applications View
6 Hands on training cum workshop 19.02.2021 Detection of food adulterants View
7 Certificate course 08.02.2021 to 24.02.2021 Cosmetics and Toiletries View
8 Guest lecture 26.02.2021 Opportunities in Chemical And Pharmaceutical Industries View
9 Association meeting 04.03.2021 Natural and manmade things in Chemistry View
10 PTA 06.03.2021 - -View