P.G Department of Chemistry

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.

Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Objectives

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
Action plans

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
Subjects

PG Centre of Govinda Dasa College offers only General Chemistry MSc.

Eligibility

BSc graduate from a recognised University with Chemistry as one of the subjects.

Course duration

2 years

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.

Departmental events:

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
The Department consists of the Following Staff:

1 Dr. Sharatha Kumar Assistant Professor - HOD
2 Dr. Karthika J.s. Assistant Professor - Co-ordinator
3 Ms. Pooja Assistant Professor