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Chemistry department has been recognized as Research Centre in the year 2016 (Affiliated to Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka). The Chemistry Research Lab is well equipped with the latest instruments like UV-Visible Spectrophotometer (Single Beam), Electronic Balance (0.1 mg Accuracy), Hot Air Oven (Triple walled, Ducted Air Flow Type, Temperature Range: 5oC above ambient temperature to 300oC.), Spinet hotplate with stirrer and Photo Degradation Unit. The Department is actively engaged in research, the main areas of research being, Corrosion, Material Chemistry, Photo degradation of dyes, Green Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. Three Faculties are guiding seven students, leading to their Ph.D., degree and have published 86 research papers in national and international journals. The Department has received a research grant to the tune of 2lakhs from VTU Belagavi, four patents have been granted and three published.

 Facilities Available are

  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer (Single Beam)
  • Electronic Balance (0.1 mg Accuracy)
  • Hot Air Oven (Triple walled, Ducted Air Flow Type, Temperature Range: 5oC above ambient  temperature to 300oC.)
  • Spinet hotplate with stirrer
  • Photo Degradation Unit




SI. No.Patent details
1Dr. Prathibha B S, UK Design No. 6357339, “Advanced glovebox” (15 April 2024 granted, filed 5th April 2024)
2Dr. Prathibha B S, IPIndia Design No. 411106-001 “Soil organic carbon detector” Filed 20/3/2024
3Dr. Prathibha B S, IPIndia Design No. 413050-001 “ Artificial intelligence-based chemistry analyzer” Filed 9/4/2024
4Dr. Prathibha B S, IPIndia Patent 202431027881 “Method for Bioconversion of Municipal Waste” filed 5/4/2024
5Dr. Prathibha B S, IPIndia 402706-001 “Artificial intelligence based portable transportable mini cool device for vegetable storage” 20/12/2023 [Filed].
6Dr. Prathibha B S, IPIndia 400028-001 “Electrochemical Etching Machine” 16/11/2023(Filed)
7Dr. Prathibha B S, UK Design No. 6320790, “Advanced Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Machine” (Granted on October 2023)..
8Dr. Prathibha B S, UK Design No. 6314904, “Soil organic carbon detector” (Granted on September 2023)
9Dr. Prathibha B S, “Automobile exhaust purification device”, Indian Patent No. 385588-001, 4/5/2023(Granted)
10Dr. Prathibha B S, “Humidity dependent water Extractor”, Indian Patent No. 382768-001, 3/4/2024(Granted)
11Dr. Prathibha B S, “solar assisted water purification system”, Indian Patent No. 382036-001, 22/3/2023(Filed)
12Dr. Prashanth M K, Method for synthesizing covalent organic frameworks and their applications. Patent No. 202341011170. 17-03-2023 (Published)
13Dr. Prathibha B S, “Food waste recycling machine”, Indian Patent No. 378993-001, 9/2/2023(Granted)
14Dr. Prathibha B S, “Preparation Method of Water Filter Cartridge using Corncob Active Carbon and Water Filter Cartridge” Indian Patent No. 202341001641, 13/1/2023 [Granted]
15Dr. Prathibha B S, Australian Innovation patent, 2021103575, “Volatile components collection unit with incineration of crude plant materials” March 2022[Granted]
16Dr. Prathibha B S, Australian Innovation patent “2021102763, “Synthsis of Silver Nanoparticels in the Template of PVA stabilized Hydroxyapatite Fabricated from Fish Scales and itsCharacterization” 20, April 2022 [Granted].
17Novel Method Calix[4]arene Anchored WS2 as a Versatile Nanocatalyst for Alkyne-Azide Cycloaddition Reaction. Patent No. 202041056566. Dr. Prashanth M. K, Dr. Raghu M. S, Dr. Parashuram L, Dr. Pradeep Kumar C. B, Dr. Jayanna B. K and Dr. Anusuya Devi V. S, NHCE, Bengaluru, 28/12/2020 (Published)
18Dr. Prathibha B.S, ”Manufacturing method of cost effective water filter using industrial fly ash waste”. Patent No. 2020104359. 28/12/2020 (Granted).
19Dr. Prathibha B.S,” Sustainable greenhouse for crops & drying of herbal medicinal plants”. Patent No. 2020104340.  24/12/2020 (Granted).
21Jayanna B. K., Methods and Systems for Photo Degradation of Organic Dyes, Indian
Patent, 201941031584 September 28, 2022.
22Bio degradable Diapers, Kishan K, Lohitkumar Shetty M, Hariharan R N, Karthik, Hemanth Kumar C, Dr. Jayanna B K, BNMIT, Bangalore, Patent No. 201941029985. 15/02/2024 (Granted).
23Dr. Prathibha B S, “Volatile components collection unit with incineration of crude plant materials” Patent No. 202341001510 A 13/1/2023 [Published]
24Dr. Prathibha B S, “IOT Based chemical industrial grinder machine” UK Design Patent No. 6288659 (Granted)
25Dr. Anusuya. A. M. “ANTI AGING PAINTING TECHNOLOGY” Published on April 19, 2021, Indian Patent, Application No.202141018007
26Dr. Anusuya. A. M. “NOVEL NANOMATERIAL COMPOSITION FOR DYE DEGRADATION” Published on April 30, 2021, Indian Patent, Application No.202141018026  
27Dr. Anusuya. A. M. “SYNTHESIS AND ANTICANCER ACTVITY OF 2-(3-CYANO-4-ISOBUTOXYPHENYL)-4-METHYLTHIAZOLE-5-CARBOXYLIC ACID THIAZOLE DERIVATIVE” Published on December17, 2021, (U/S 11A) 17/12/2021, Application No: 202141052466
28Dr. Anusuya. A. M. “METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING COVALENT ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS”Published on February 18, 2023, Indian Patent, Application No.202341011170

Research Guide Details

Following are the details of the faculty involved in active research leading to Ph.D. degree under VTU and other Universities.

Scholar’s NameResearch centerYear of RegistrationResearch TopicStatus
Dr. Jayanna B K
Roopa K PBharathiar University


2012Development of new spectrophotometric method for the determination of some pharmaceutical drugsAwarded
Lakshmi B SBNMIT2013Development of Analytical Method for the determination of Phytochemicals of pharmaceuticals of Pharmaceutical significanceCourse work completed
Archana SVTU- RRC2014Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized

Graphene/Metal oxide Nanocomposites for Environmental Applications

Ananda AVTU-RRC2015Development of Metal Oxides/Polymer Nanocomposites for

Photocatalytic Degradation of Wastewater Pollutants

Priyanka PBNMIT2015Development of new spectrophotometric method for the determination of pharmaceutical drugsAwarded
Dr. Prathibha B S
Krushitha ShettyVTU- RRC     2015Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional ferrite based nano materialsAwarded
VTU Belgaum    –Bio mass gasification for Fuel cellsPursuing
Ashalatha M SBNMIT    –A novel fabrication approach of micro-scaled reinforced biodegradable polymer scaffolds for medical applications using nanocomposite materials and
comparative study with conventional foams.

Research Projects



Project titlePrincipal InvestigatorFunding agencyYear of sanctionGrant Sanctioned (in Lakhs)Status
1Development of new spectrophotometric method for the determination of some pharmaceutical drugsDr. Jayanna     B KVTU20122.0Completed

Individual/Collaborative Research activity

Sl.No.Faculty NameCollaborator nameCollaborator’s InstitutionArea of Research
1Dr. Prathibha B SDr. Niranjan KumarIntitute of Physics of Mictrostructures , RAS, NiZhny Novgorod, Russian Federation. RussiaNano Technology
2Dr. Jayanna B KDr. Veerabhadra SwamyPES UniversityPhotocatalytic
Dr. Muralidhara H BJyothi Institute of TechnologyMaterial Science
3Dr. Prashanth M KDr. Yogesh KumarJain UniversityMaterial Chemistry
Dr.Raghu M SNMIT, BengaluruNano Science
4Dr. Swarup H ADr. K. MantelinguUniversity of MysoreMedicinal Chemistry
Prof. Sathees C. RaghavanIndian Institute of
Science Bangalore
Cancer Research
5Dr. Anusuya. A. M.Prof. Benaka Prasad S  BJain UniversityBioinorganic and Medicinal Chemistry