Department of Chemistry

       Chemistry being the subject, which is ever growing and continue to play an important role in quality of life better of all living beings a happier and merrier place to live. Realizing the importance of Chemistry the philanthropic management “Dandeli Education Society” introduced Chemistry as one of the major subjects at the UG level in the year 1974. The Department began its functioning in neighboring composite junior college building in the initial years. The department was established under the dynamic leadership of Dr. N.N.Sirmokadam with the increase in the strength of the students the department was shifted to the present premises and functioning efficiently. The department of Chemistry has the distinction of organizing the CHEM-FORUM convention twice successfully Chem-Forum is an academic body of chemistry teachers working in affiliated colleges of Karnataka University, Dharwad. The forum recently celebrated its silver jubilee in the month of February 2018 and instituted an award” RASAYAN SHIKSHAK RATNA AWARD” as a part of silver jubilee celebration. The Department of Chemistry is proud that the faculty Dr. H.Y.Merwade is the first recipient of this prestigious award.

       The Department of Chemistry has the distinction of organizing a UGC Sponsored National Conference on Recent Trends in Drug Designing and a workshop on Curriculum development on select topics of Basic relevance like: Stereo Chemistry, Electro Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy and Use of software in Chemistry teaching. A course material was developed on these topics and distributed to the chemistry teachers working in colleges of affiliating university.

       The department of Chemistry has successfully completed 05 UGC Sponsored Minor Research projects and 01 VGST sponsored major research project. The infrastructure/equipment augmented through the research projects has made the laboratories well equipped with scope for research and collaborations. Department of Chemistry is equipped with a FT-IR INSTRUMENT OF AGILANT make procured under VGST project a very rare to find such an equipment in an affiliated college laboratories. The Department of chemistry has a linkage with Jian Yang of Department of Biomedical and Bioengineering Penn. State University Pennsylvenia, USA. on a project; Isolation of Anacardic acid from CNSL (Cashew Nut Shell Liquid) in making citrate based biocompatible polymers which are used as bio-implants.