The Department of P.G. Chemistry was established in 2015 with an intake of 14 students. There are three doctorate faculties in the department. Faculties have about 35 national and international journals to their credit; presented in about 50 national and international conferences.
The Department has great potential for expansion, particularly because of large scale investments in Greater Mangalore on Chemical Industries like Petrochemical Company, Pharmaceutical and Specialty Chemical Industries, Thermal Plant, BASF etc. The department has been conducting several lectures on basic and modern trends in chemistry for the benefit of students and scientific community.
About the Course
M.Sc. Chemistry is a 2-year career-oriented postgraduate course which comprises a broad variety of modules in chemistry.
Course is affiliated to Mangalore University. There are 30 seats (15 management).The average course fees ranges between Rs 500 and Rs 56,000 for the total duration. Govinda Dasa College offers variety of scholarships to help the students.
The course consists of advanced lessons in Analytical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Heterocycic Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Polymer Sciences, and such.
Impart quality education & training in the field of chemistry to enable successful careers for the post graduate students in the field of research, education, & industry applications of chemical science.
The Department of Chemistry strives for an ideal balance between knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination in the chemical sciences, with a focus on student training for research, to meet global environmental issues through chemical education. Our mission is to train and mentor students to become responsible scientists and scientifically literate professionals, involving them in all aspects of chemistry and the global chemical enterprise.
Our vision is to facilitate students, largely coming from rural areas, reach higher levels of knowledge, capabilities and human values by the pursuit of excellence and promotion of quality for leadership.
- To look into the overall development of the students
- To develop practical skills and to make the students confident
- To help them to find employment
- To guide the students to compete and succeed to get admitted to various famous research institutions
- To equip ourselves with modern developments in the field
- To update our knowledge with time and try to be better teachers
In order to achieve the objectives, the department has the following plans,
- Students are encouraged and guided to carry out minor research projects
- Regular tests are conducted so that the slow learners and advanced learners are identified and are guided to rectify their mistakes
- Students are guided to give seminars to enhance their confidence
PG Centre of Govinda Dasa College offers only General Chemistry MSc.
BSc graduate from a recognised University with Chemistry as one of the subjects.
Scope after MSc
Passed out MSc post graduates have ample scope in pharmaceutical companies and chemical industries. If they have a call for teaching they can opt lectureship. Research oriented minds can go for PhD and further research in India and abroad.
The average annual salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the field lies between INR 3 and 6 Lakhs.
Students’ Performance and achievements
- As a part of academic schedule, 2nd year MSc students visit chemical and pharmaceutical companies like Syngenta, MCF, Campco etc for their project works.
- A number of students carried out projects on topics like qualitative analysis of different honey samples, synthesis of activated charcoal from natural resources etc in our own chemistry laboratory.
- Passed out students are placed in reputed companies like Unitop Chemicals (Gujrat), Meylan Chemicals (Bangalore), Sequent Scientific Ltd. (Mangalore) etc. Many are pursuing higher studies. Some have entered into teaching and research professions.
|SL. No.||Program Name||Date||Resource Person|
|1||Workshop on ‘Metals in therapy’||25.09.2017||Dr AMA Khader, retired professor, Mangalore University|
|2||An outreach programme on Organic farming||31.10.2017||Mr Rajayya, Surathkal|
|3||‘Swacch GDC- Waste to Best’||05.02.2018||–|
|4||Industrial tour : BASF, Bala 2018-19||05.02.2019||BASF, Mangalore|
|5||RasaKaushalya : A guidance and awareness program(2018-2019)||08.02.2019||Dr AMA Khader, retired professor, Mangalore University|
|6||Talk on : GMP in pharma industry(2018-2019)||20.02.2019||Dr. K.V Udupa, Director, Arkgen Pharma Technology, Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore|
|7||Chemistry National Conference SSSC-2019||15 and 16.03.2019||Prof. B Thimmegowda and others|
|8||Awareness program on Plastic management||26.09.2019||Mr. Jayaprakash Nayak, Senior scientific officer, KSPCB, Mangalore|
|9||A Talk on IYPT||31.12.2019||Dr B S Sherigara, Kuvempu University, Shimoga|
|10||A talk on coconut farming and terrace gardening||25.02.2020||Agricultural scientist Dr Chaitanya from Brahmavar|
|11||National Conference on Frontiers of Agricultural and Chemical Sciences Development: Development and Challenges||03.02.2020||Speakers including Dr M K Naik, Dr Maheshwarappa, Dr Nitin KS etc|
|12||National Farmers’ Day-2020||23.12.2020||Mr Krishnappa Gowda|
|13||Earth from Space||26.02.2021||Prof H Gangadhar Bhat|
|14||National conference on climate change and agriculture: Impacts, adaptation, and mitigation||26.03.2021||Dr Prathibha Rohith, Dr Rajegowda, Dr Chaitanya D Jain etc|
|15||National Science Day-2022||28.02.2022||Dr S M Shivaprakasha|
|16||Kaithota tharabeti karyakrama (Workshop on terrace gardening)||22.07.2022||Mrs Saroja Prakash & Mr Prakash|
|17||Cracking NET and GATE: Getting ahead of the curve||26.08.2022||Dr Saikat Dutta, Department of Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal|
|18||PAN India program-Clean coast,Safe sea’||29.08.2022||Dr Lakxmipathi MT,College of Fisheries, Mangaluru|