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Chemistry

  • Profile:

The Department of Chemistry is as old as the college. Over the years, it has been the mainstay of the college with substantial student strength of the college pursuing chemistry as one of the main subject. The Department grew horizontally and vertically with Chemistry mixing well with all the combinations like Maths, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Food & Nutrition & Forensic science.  Even when there was enormous craze for Engineering and Medicine, the demand for Chemistry combination is undiminished over decades.
The Chemistry Department was instrumental in churning out many students who have become Engineers, Doctors, Lecturers and Scientists serving in India & abroad. The  Department still remains the backbone of the college with highest student intake.

The focus of the department is to impart quality education, making forays into high end combinations like Microbiology, Biotechnology, Food & Nutrition & Forensic Science which have become the new buzzwords.

Chemistry Department has contributed members for the chair of Principals for 38 years. The Doyen of Chemistry Department Mrs. Indira Lakshmaiah who has made an awesome and longest stint as Principal of the College for three and a half decades, Mrs.Nalini  served as Head, Department of Chemistry for 35 years. Mrs.Rajeshwari, as Principal for two years and Dr.G.Seshikala, as Principal for one year. The Present Principal, Dr.M.Surekha Reddy is also from the Department of Chemistry.

The Department has a committed and dedicated faculty of 17 members out of which, 4 are Doctorates, 7 are NET qualified, 3 are SET qualified. To farther this cause and to widen the students horizon the Department regularly conducts seminars, workshops, extension lecturers, exhibitions and study tours.

The Department has ten Laboratories, an Audio-Visual room and a Library with good collection of books. A well equipped Research Laboratory is recently established by the Department. The faculty are involved in active research in various areas of Chemistry. The Research lab is fully Equipped with Flourescence Spectrophotometer, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Rota evaporator, Electronic balance, UV cabinet, Deep freezer, Hot air oven, Microwave oven, Magnetic stirrer, Gel-Electrophoresis, Digital Conductometer, Mechanical stirrer & a computer system with Latest Chemistry software, Printer & a scanner

The Department received one minor research project from UGC. The faculty have published around 35 papers in National and International Journals with good impact factor and also presented papers at various National and International Conferences.

A Masters Course in Chemistry with Organic Specialization is commenced from the  academic year 2005-2006.

Forensic Science is introduced as an optional subject by the Department at undergraduate level during the academic year 2014-15. The course has drawn a tremendous response from different states of the country with the strength of 69 students.

Two certificate courses were introduced for U.G students during the academic years 2015-16.

  1. Food Safety & Toxicology
  2. Cyber Forensics

M.Sc Organic Chemistry:

  • Masters course in Chemistry with Organic Specialization commenced from academic year 2005-2006.
  • Autonomy has been conferred on the college by U.G.C for M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) course from the academic year 2011.
  • Admission through entrance conducted by OSMANIA UNIVERSITY.
  • Total intake of students-36
  • It is an affiliated course of Osmania University
  • Exam pattern – Semester system.
  • Project work has been introduced as a separate practical paper for M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) students from the academic year 2011-2012

Curriculum Development:

 

  • Department is growing horizontally and vertically with Chemistry mixing well with all the combinations like Maths, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Food & Nutrition & Forensic Science.
  • Syllabus is revised, redesigned on a regular basis incorporating the recent trends.
  • The Board of Studies in chemistry meets once in a year and reviews the syllabus, model papers, and panel of examiners and suggests ways and means for continual improvement.
  • On the basis of new U.G.C model curriculum 2001, Department of Chemistry was first amongst all the affiliated colleges to frame and implement new syllabus from the academic year 2003-04 for all B.Sc. Chemistry Courses. Again during the academic year 2009-10 the syllabus is revised & redesigned on the basis of new UGC model curriculum 2001 & A.P Common Core Syllabus for all the B.Sc. Chemistry combinations.
  • Taking utmost advantage of the autonomy to the college the Department has introduced Vocational and also research oriented practical like Adulteration tests and using the principle of Steam distillation, extraction of Eucalyptus oil, clove oil, Aloe Vera extract, rosewater. Analysis of purity of drugs like Vitamin C, Analgin, Comparative study of Antacids. Preparation of cosmetics like soap, toothpaste, toothpowder, cold cream at B.Sc. III year level.
  • Question Banks are updated semester wise.
  • To Supplement to the classroom theory and Lab Room practice and to give maximum exposure to external expertise, the chemistry department is conducting extension lectures seminars, workshops, Industrial tours and exhibitions with all round participation.
  • Group projects are undertaken by the students on various topics regularly.
  • Syllabus has been framed as per Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) format for both U.G & P.G from the academic year 2012-2013.
  • Project work has been introduced as a separate practical paper for M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) students from the academic year 2011-2012
  • Two certificate courses were introduced for U.G students during the academic years 2015-16. Food Safety & Toxicology    2. Cyber Forensics

Mission:

To maintain a Department that gives equal importance in terms of our relevance of teaching & research by creating an environment that promotes:

  1. Development of Innovative instructional techniques
  2. Use of modern educational technology in lecture and Laboratory courses.
  3. Frequent interactions between faculty & students
  4. Conducting seminars & workshops annually for the benefit of faculty and students.
  5. Innovative Curriculum development
  6. Provide high quality & advanced research facilities
  7. provide high quality academic advising for all students
  8. introducing new certificate & self employment courses

Activities:

  1. Seminars

  2. Fest/exhibitions

  3. Workshops

Department Library & Laboratories Details:

  • Number of books in the Department Library:

150 titles &162 volumes.

  • Number of computers in the Department: Two.

  • Number of Laboratories:

7- Well equipped experimentation labs, 2- Balance rooms,

2- Instrumentation labs, 2- Preparation rooms, 1- Chemical Store room & 1 Research lab

Other resources:

a). Ice making machines, b). Distilled water plant,  c). Every lab is well-equipped with fuming Hood & Fire extinguisher

Research Facilities:

A Research lab with the following equipments:

Magnetic Stirrers, Hot Plates, Suction Pump, Centrifuge Machines, Melting Point Apparatus, Thermostat, Rota evapourator, Electric water bath, Double Distillation Plant, Microwave Oven, Hot air Oven, Electronic balance, Mantles, U.V Visible Spectrophotometer with P.C, Steam distillation & Double Distillation apparatus , Conductometers,  Digital PH meters, Potentiometers , Polarimeters, Colorimeters, Soxhlet apparatus, Moisture Trapper, Separation techniques- TLC & Column chromatography apparatus, Flourescence Spectrophotometer, U.V. Chamber, Single pan balance, Water Circulating Pump, Chiller, BOD & COD

Innovations:

Besides conventional methods of teaching, the following innovative techniques have been introduced.

  • AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENTS

  • MODELS

  • CHARTS

  • ASSIGNMENTS

  • CONTINUOUS EVALUATION

  • INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS

  • COUNSELLING

  • SEMINARS

  • GROUP PROJECTS

Faculty Developments:

a) Orientation & Refresher courses attended by the staff:

Orientation courses attended by Chemistry staff:

2007:

  1. Mrs M. Vinodhini attended orientation course from 4-9-2007 to 5-10-2007 at academic staff college, osmania university

  2. Mrs. M. Jyothi attended orientation course from 4-9-2007 to 5-10-2007 at academic staff college, osmania university

Refresher courses attended by Chemistry staff:

2008:

  1. Mrs M. Jyothi attended a refresher course from 25-7-2008 to 16-8-2008 at academic staff college, Osmania University

2010:

  1. Mrs M. Vinodhini attended a refresher  course from 6-10-2010 to 27-10-2010 at

     academic staff college, Osmania University

  1. Mrs M. Jyothi attended a refresher course from 6-10-2010 to 27-10-2010  at

      academic staff college, Osmania University

7. Faculty details:

S.No

Faculty Name

Qualifications

Experience

Specialization

Other Responsibilities

1.

Dr.M.Surekha Reddy

M.Sc, Ph.D

32

Inorganic chemistry

Principal & Head, Dept. of Chemistry, Finance committee, Lab fee Committee, Research committee, Anti ragging committee

2.

Mrs.M.Vinodini

M.Sc

29

Inorganic chemistry

Bus pass Committee, Attendance Committee

3.

Mrs.M.Jyothi

M.Sc

27

Physical chemistry

Bus pass Committee, Time table Committee

4.

Dr.V.JeevanaJyothi

M.Sc, NET, Ph.D

14

Organic chemistry

Member, News letter Committee, Member, Admission Committee

5.

Mrs.K.Swapna

M.Sc

10

Organic chemistry

Addl. Controller, Exam Branch, Anti Ragging Committee

6.

Mrs.G.VijayaLaxmi

M.Sc, B.Ed, SET

5

Analytical Chemistry

7.

Dr.B.Anupama

M.Sc, NET, Ph.D

20

Organic chemistry

Member, IQAC

8.

Mrs.K.Krishnaveni

M.Sc, NET

9

Organic chemistry

Member, Gold medal committee

9.

Ms.V.Rama

M.Sc., B.Ed

5

Organic chemistry

Member, Library Committee

10.

Ms.B.Suchitha

M.Sc, B.Ed

4.6

Organic chemistry

Member, Mentoring Committee

11.

Ms.K.Prasanna

M.Sc

2.6

Organic chemistry

12.

Ms.D.Sravanthi

M.Sc

5 months

Organic chemistry

13.

Dr.P.Jhansi Lakshmi

M.Sc, NET, Ph.D

15

Inorganic chemistry

14.

Ms.M.Pallavi

M.Sc, NET

4.6

Forensic Science

Member, Cultural Committee & Anti ragging committee

15.

Ms.Rekha Rani

M.Sc, NET, MBA(HR)

4 months

Forensic Science

PROFESSORS:

S.No

Faculty Name

Qualifications

Specialization

Experience

1.

Prof. K. Ram Reddy

M.Sc, Ph.D

Organic Chemistry

40

Visiting Faculty:

S.No

Faculty Name

Qualifications

Specialization

Experience

1.

Dr. T.R.Baggi

M.Sc, Ph.D

Forensic Science

50

2.

Prof. Ch. Anjaneyulu

M.Sc, Ph.D

Physical chemistry

40

3.

Mr. Mahesh

M.Sc

Physical chemistry

7

Seminar/ workshops/conferences by faculty:

Paper publications/ presentation by faculty:

Guest /extension lecture by faculty:

For further queries : rbvrrwcchemistry@gmail.com