Department



Department Of Chemistry

Dr. G M Krishnaiah Professor & HOD

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Sir MVIT. We started our journey in the year of 1986. Over the last few decades, we have grown our expertise and competence in the curriculum and research.

Our department has been consistently getting good results in both theory and lab examinations of VTU, Belagavi.

Our department has been recognized as R&D Centre by VTU, Belagavi. The department maintains active research groups for carrying out collaborative and interdisciplinary research. We have state of the art research facilities to support our academic programs and research. Faculty members of the department have published their research articles in reputed journals of Elsevier, Taylor & Francis etc., with very high impact factors.

Our department has a distinguished record in both teaching and research. Faculty members of the department have authored books on Engineering Chemistry. Faculty members have excellent academic credentials and are highly regarded.

Vision
  • To impart quality education to students with basic knowledge of fundamentals and strong foundation in science to mould them into competent professionals.
Mission
  • To provide information to students that builds within them, a strong foundation in the basic principles of science for technologies to develop problem solving abilities and analytical skills.
  • To impart quality education to the students to meet the needs of society with ethics. The Department is well equipped for teaching and offers good practical training in Engineering Chemistry to meet the academic requirements of VTU.
  1. Students pursue profession in chemical sciences.
  2. Students will work in diversified areas.
  3. Students pursue education and focus on research activities.
Name Qualifications Designation
Dr. G. M. Krishnaiah B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor and HOD
Mr. H.M. Sathyananda B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph. D.) Assistant Professor
Dr. G. K. Prashanth B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Mr. M. Mutthuraju B.Sc., M.Sc. Assistant Professor

The Department has well equipped labs with all the required facilities.
  1. The Department has been getting 100 % results in the lab exams and above 95 % in theory examinations.
  2. The Department has been recognized as R & D centre by VTU, Belagavi.

Name 

Qualification

Designation

Mr. G.R. Shivakumar B. Sc. Demonstrator
Mr. K. Ramesh Kumar SSLC Lab Assistant

Journal Publications:

2020

  • G.K. Prashanth, et al. published a paper titled “Effect of vitamin-C on structural, thermal, and optical properties of lithium sulfate monohydrate crystal” in the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Springer, Accepted, 2020 (in press). The journal is SCOPUS, SCI & SCIE indexed with Clarivate Analytics IF: 2.22.
  • G.K. Prashanth, et al. published a paper titled “Evaluation of structural, optical, and dielectric characterization of adipic acid crystals grown in aqueous solution of L-alanine” in the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Springer, 312, 2020, 22893-22904. The journal is SCOPUS, SCI & SCIE indexed with Clarivate Analytics IF: 2.22.
  • Prashanth G.K., Sathyananda H.M., et al. published a paper titled “Novel foam adsorbents in dye and heavy metal removal- A review” in Asian Journal of Chemistry, Accepted, 2020  (in press). The journal is SCOPUS indexed.
  • G.K. Prashanth, H.M. Sathyananda, G.M. Krishnaiah, et al. published a paper titled “Evaluation of antimicrobial, antioxidant, and cytotoxicity activities of CuO nanopellets synthesized by surfactant free hydrothermal method” in the Journal of testing and Evaluation, Accepted, 2020 (in press). The journal is SCOPUS, SCI & SCIE indexed with Clarivate Analytics IF: 0.877.
  • Prashanth G.K., Sathyananda H.M., Krishnaiah G.M., et al. published a paper titled “Effect of doping (with cobalt or nickel) and UV exposure on the antibacterial, anticancer, and ROS generation activities of zinc oxide nanoparticles” in the Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, Taylor & Francis, 8 (4), 2020, 1175-1187, published on behalf of “The Korean Ceramic Society and the Ceramic Society of Japan”. The journal is SCOPUS & SCI indexed with Clarivate Analytics IF: 2.65.
  • G.S. Arjun Kashyap, G.K. Prashanth, et al. published a paper titled “Protocol for Medicine and Technology for COVID-19- A Mini Review” in Asian Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 4 (3), 2020, 58-70.
  • Prashanth G.K., Sathyananda H.M., and Krishnaiah G.M., published a paper titled “Treatment of Potable Water Samples Using Eco-Friendly Phyllanthus emblica– A Solution for Water Pollution” in Pollution Research, 39 (4), 2020, 365-372. The journal is SCOPUS indexed.
  • G.K. Prashanth, H.M. Sathyananda, G.M. Krishnaiah, et al. published a paper titled “In vitro antibacterial, antioxidant and cytotoxicity response of CuO nanoparticles prepared by lemon juice and citric acid fueled solution combustion synthesis” in the International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 2020, 29(8s), 3678 - 3690. The journal is SCOPUS indexed.
  • G.K. Prashanth, G.M. Krishnaiah, et al. published a paper titled “In vitro antibacterial and anticancer response of MgO nanoparticles prepared by solution combustion synthesis” in the International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 2020, 29(8s), 3668 - 3677. The journal is SCOPUS indexed.
  • Ishwar Chandra, Anima Upadhyay, N Ramesh., published a paper titledMixture Design Using Low-Cost Adsorbent Materials for Decolourisation of Biomethanated Distillery Spent Wash in Continuous Packed Bed Column. Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Sustainability” in Springer, ISBN Online: 978-981-15-1616-0 169, 2020, 607-621.
  • Krishnaiah G.M., and Prashanth G.K., authored a text book titled “Engineering Chemistry” as per CBCS scheme 2018 published by Newrays Publishing House with ISBN 978-81-94068-71-6.

2019

  • Prashanth G.K., Krishnaiah G.M., Sathyananda H.M., Mutthuraju M., et al. published a paper titled “Comparison of antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer activity of ZnO nanoparticles prepared by lemon juice and citric acid fueled solution combustion synthesis” in BioNanoScience, Springer Nature, 9 (4), 2019, 799-812. The journal is SCOPUS, UGC-CARE list (India) and SCImago, Japanese Science and Technology Agency indexed.
  • Ishwar Chandra, N Ramesh, Anima Upadhyay., published a paper titled “Physical and Biochemical Assessment of Sugarcane Bagasse (Saccharum Officinarum)” in International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8 (12), 2019,
  • Chandrakala M, Anima Upadhyay., published a paper titled “Wood Apple Fruit Shell (Limonia acidissima) an Excellent Precursor for Preparation of Activated Charcoal” in International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations, 7(2), 2019, 544-548.
  • Ishwar chandra, N.Ramesh and Anima Upadhyay., published a paper titled “Qualitative studies on colour removal from distillery effluent using low-cost adsorbent materials under static batch mode” in Research Journal of Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences, 2019, Special Issue of NCCWLS:475-481.
  • Ishwar chandra., N. Ramesh and A Upadhyay., published a paper titled “Studies on decolourisation of distillery effluent using microbial consortium under static -batch mode and agitation-Batch Mode” in Research Journal of Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences, 2019, Special Issue of NCCWLS:288-295.

2018

  • G.K. Prashanth, G.M. Krishnaiah, H.M. Sathyananda, et al. published a paper titled “Comparison of anticancer activity of biocompatible ZnO nanoparticles prepared by solution combustion synthesis using aqueous leaf extracts of Abutilon indicum, Melia azedarach and Indigofera tinctoria as bio-fuels” in Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology, Taylor & Francis, 46, 2018, 968–979. The journal is Materials Science Citation, PubMed/MedLine; SCI and SCOPUS indexed with Clarivate Analytics IF: 5.605.
  • Chandrakala, M., and Upadhyay Anima., published a paper titled “Karanji fruit shell as precursor for preparation of activated charcoal” in International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations,2018, 6 (3), 684-688.
  • Chandrakala, M., and Upadhyay Anima., published a paper titled “Adsorption Efficiency of Phosphoric Acid Activated Gulmohar (Delonix regia) Fruit Shell Charcoal using Methylene Blue” in International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology,2018, 6(4), 480 – 484.
  • Chandrakala, M., and Upadhyay Anima., published a paper titled “Preparation of Nontoxic Activated Charcoal from Gulmohar (Delonix regia) Shell” in International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, 2018, 7(2): 689 – 695.
  • G.K. Prashanth G.K, G.M. Krishnaiah, H.M. Sathyananda, et al. published a paper titled “Antibacterial and cytotoxicity studies of ZnO nanoparticles prepared by bio-fueled solution combustion synthesis” in International Journal of Scientific Research and Review, 7 (9) 2018. The journal is UGC approved.

2017

  • Prashanth Gopala Krishna, et al. published a paper titled “Antitubercular activity of ZnO nanoparticles prepared by solution combustion synthesis using lemon juice as bio-fuel” in Materials Science and Engineering C, Elsevier, 75, 2017, 1026-1033. The journal is SCOPUS, PubMed/MedLine & SCIE indexed with Clarivate Analytics IF: 5.88.
  • Prashanth Gopala Krishna, Krishnaiah Gowdayyanadoddi.Mariyappa, Sathyananda Hulivana Manchegowda, et al. published a paper titled “Comparison of antimicrobial and anticancer activity of ZnO nanoparticles prepared using different precursors by hydrothermal synthesis” in the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10, (1), 2017, 192-197. The journal is SCOPUS indexed.
  • Prashanth Gopala Krishna, et al. published a paper titled “In vitro antibacterial and anticancer studies of ZnO nanoparticles prepared by sugar fueled combustion synthesis” in Advanced Materials Letters, 8, 2017, 24-29.
  • Krishnaiah G.M., and Prashanth G.K., authored a text book titled “Engineering Chemistry” as per CBCS scheme 2016 published by Skyward Publishers with ISBN 978-93-86442-01-7.

2016

  • Prashanth Gopala Krishna, et al. published a paper titled “ZnO nanopellets have selective anticancer activity” in Materials Science and Engineering C, Elsevier, 62, 2016, 919-926. The journal is SCOPUS, PubMed/MedLine & SCIE indexed with Clarivate Analytics IF: 5.88.
  • G.K. Prashanth, et al. published a paper titled “In vitro antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer studies of ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by precipitation method” in Advanced Science, Engineering & Medicine, American Scientific Publishers, No.8, 2016, 306-313.

2015

  • Prashanth G.K., Krishnaiah G.M., Sathyananda H.M., et al. published a paper titled “In vitro antibacterial and cytotoxicity studies of ZnO nanopowders prepared by combustion assisted facile green synthesis” in Karbala International Journal of Modern Science, Elsevier, 1, 2015, 67-77. The journal is SCOPUS indexed.
  • Prashanth G.K., Krishnaiah G.M., and Sathyananda H.M., published a paper titled “Qualitative phytochemical screening and GCMS analysis of the leaves of Indigofera tinctoria” in International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 4, 8, 2015, 7544-7547.

2014

  • Prashanth G.K., and Krishnaiah G.M., published a paper titled “Phytochemical Studies and GC-MS analysis of the leaf extracts of Melia azedarach linn” in International Journal of Advancement in Engineering Technology, Management & Applied Science, 1 (6) 2014, 48-547.
  • Prashanth G.K., and Krishnaiah G.M., published a paper titled “Phytochemical screening and GCMS analysis of the leaves of Pongamia pinnata linn” in International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 3 (11) 2014, 17329-17334.
  • Prashanth G.K., and Krishnaiah G.M., published a paper titled “Chemical composition of the leaves of Azadirachta Indica Linn (Neem) in International Journal of Advancement in Engineering Technology, Management & Applied Science, 1 (5) 2014, 21-31..
  • Prashanth G.K., Sathyananda H.M., et al. published a paper titled “Antifungal studies of ZnO nanopowders prepared by solution combustion method” in International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering Management, 3 (5) 2014, 71-75.

Patent Publications:

2020

Prashanth G.K., et al. published a patent titled “Brain tumor detection in PET scan images using extended U-Net framework with VGG-16 encoder” in in the official journal of the patent office (Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India) Issue No. 47/2020, Page No. 58999 dated 20.11.2020.

Prashanth G.K., et al. published a patent titled “Management of dense cloud removal from landsat images using deep neighbour-pixel embedding technique” in in the official journal of the patent office (Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India) Issue No. 47/2020, Page No. 59000 dated 20.11.2020.

Papers/Posters presented in National/international conferences:

2020

  • Prashanth G.K., Krishnaiah G.M., et al. presented a paper “Cytotoxicity studies of MgO nanoparticles prepared by combustion synthesis using aqueous leaf extract of Indigofera tinctoria” at the National conference on Recent Advances, Career Prospects & Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Bio Technology & Bioengineering organized by Gitam School of Science, Gitam University, Doddaballapur.
  • Sathyananda H.M., Prashanth G.K., Krishnaiah G.M., et al. presented a paper “Green synthesis of biocompatible CuO nanoparticles and evaluation of their anticancer activity” at the National conference on Recent Advances, Career Prospects & Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Bio Technology & Bioengineering at Gitam School of Science, Gitam University, Doddaballapur.

2019

  • Krishnaiah G.M., Prashanth G.K., et al. presented a poster titled “Mechanistic investigation of oxidation of metformin by N-choloro-p-toluenesulonamide in alkaline medium: A kinetic approach” at the National seminar on Innovations in Science & Engineering organized by Sir MVIT, Bengaluru.
  • Krishnaiah G.M., Prashanth G.K., et al. presented a poster titled “Photocatalytic degradation of methyl red using  TiO2” at the National seminar on Innovations in Science & Engineering organized by Sir MVIT, Bengaluru.
  • Prashanth G.K., Krishnaiah G.M., et al. presented a paper titled “Synthesis, characterization, antibacterial, and anticancer studies of ZnO nanoparticles prepared by solution combustion synthesis using aqueous leaf extract of Tridax procumbens” at the National seminar on Innovations in Science & Engineering organized by Sir MVIT, Bengaluru.
  • Prashanth G.K., Krishnaiah G.M., et al. presented a paper titled “Characterization, antibacterial, antioxidant, and cytotoxicity studies of ZnO nanoparticles prepared by solution combustion synthesis using aqueous peel extract of Elettaria cardamomum as bio-fuel” at the National seminar on Innovations in Science & Engineering organized by Sir MVIT, Bengaluru.

2018

  • Prashanth G.K., Krishnaiah G.M., Sathyananda H.M., et al. presented a paper titled “Antibacterial and cytotoxicity studies of ZnO nanoparticles prepared by bio-fueled solution combustion synthesis” at the National seminar on Innovations in Science & Engineering organized by SVIT, Bengaluru.

2015

  • Prashanth G.K., et al. presented a paper titled “ZnO nanopowders depict surface area and morphology dependent antimicrobial activities” at the International conference on Recent Innovations in Engineering & Technology – 2015 organized by Mahabarathi Engineering College, Chinnasalem, Villupuram, Tamilnadu.
  • Sathyananda H.M., Prashanth G.K., et al. presented a paper titled “Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of CuO nanopowders prepared by solution combustion and hydrothermal methods” at the International conference on Recent Innovations in Engineering & Technology – 2015 organized by Mahabarathi Engineering College, Chinnasalem, Villupuram, Tamilnadu.
  • Prashanth G.K., et al. presented a paper titled “Doddapathre ondu prabhalavaada aushadheeya sasya” at 11th Kannada Vijnana Sammelana organized by Vijnana Andolana-Karnataka in association with Karnataka Science Congress at Lakshmi Venkatesha Desai College, Raichur.

2014

  • Prashanth G.K., et al. presented a paper titled “Synthesis, characterization and comparison of antifungal activities of ZnO nanopowders prepared by hydrothermal and solution combustion methods” at Current Trends in Scientific Research for Engineering Applications organized by St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Mangalore.
  • Prashanth G.K., et al. presented a paper titled “Synthesis, characterization and biological response of ZnO nanoparticles prepared by hydrothermal method and green Synthesis” at the National conference on Recent Advances, Career Prospects & Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Bio Technology & Bioengineering organized by Sir MVIT, Bengaluru.