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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 2 lakhs from VTU, Belagavi and filed six patents too.

 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
1Novel 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 (Filed)
2Dr.PrathibhaB.S,”Manufacturing method of cost effective water filter using industrial fly ash waste”. Patent No. 2020104359. 28/12/2020 (Granted).
3Dr. Prathibha B.S,” Sustainable greenhouse for crops & drying of herbal medicinal plants”. Patent No. 2020104340.  24/12/2020 (Granted).
4Dr. Prathibha B.S, “UV-assisted and hot air sprayed disinfectant sanitizer chamber for SAARS-COV-2”. Patent No. 2021100924.  21/02/2021 (Filed)
6Organic Dyes. Patent No. 20194103584. Ramachandra Rao, Priyanka Prabhakar, Dr. Jayanna B K, Dr. Vijayasarathy Putti, BNMIT, Bangalore, 12/02/2021 (Published)
7Bio degradable Diapers. Patent No. 201941029985, Kishan K, Lohitkumar Shetty M, Hariharan R N, Karthik, Hemanth Kumar C, Dr. Jayanna B K, BNMIT, Bangalore, 29/01/2021 (Published)

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 P

Bharathiar University


2012Development of new spectrophotometric method for the determination of some pharmaceutical drugsAwarded
Lakshmi B S

Department of Chemistry


2013Development of Analytical Method for the determination of Phytochemicals of pharmaceuticals of Pharmaceutical significanceCourse work completed
Archana SVTU- RRC2014

Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized

Graphene/Metal oxide Nanocomposites for Environmental Applications

Course work Completed
Ananda AVTU-RRC2016

Development of Metal Oxides/Polymer Nanocomposites for

Photocatalytic Degradation of Wastewater Pollutants

Course work completed
Priyanka PBNMIT2016Development of new spectrophotometric method for the determination of pharmaceutical drugsCourse work completed
Dr. Prathibha B S
Krushitha ShettyVTU- RRC     2015Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional ferrite based nano materialsCourse work completed
Dr. Prashanth M K
Prakash RaoVTU- RRC    2016Synthesis & Characterization of Hydantoin & Piperamide Derivatives of Biological InterestPreparing for Course work
Chandrakeerthy M SVTU- RRC2016Studies on the influence of interfacial bonding on mechanical properties of natural fiber reinforced polymer compositesPreparing for Course work

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. Jayanna B KDr.Veerabhadra SwamyPES UniversityPhotocatalytic
Dr. Muralidhara H BJyothi Institute of TechnologyMaterial Science
2Dr. Prashanth M KDr. Yogesh KumarJain UniversityMaterial Chemistry
Dr.Raghu M SNMIT, BengaluruNano Science
3.Dr. Swarup H ADr. K. MantelinguUniversity of MysoreMedicinal Chemistry