Chemistry

About the department

The department of Chemistry was started in the year 2005 to render services to the student community to meet the growing global challenges. Sound infrastructure facilities like full fledged laboratory, well established Library, highly qualified dedicated faculty and technical supporting staff are the highlights of the department strength.

Programmes offered

Vision & Mission

Vision
  • To impart quality fundamental education in chemistry to students of various branches of Engineering & Technology and help them comprehend the role of chemistry in engineering applications and in conserving the environment.
Mission
  • To enhance the overall strength and all round personality of the students both in academic and non-academic activities by providing ample opportunities.
Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Program Outcomes (POs)

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

Members of the Board of Studies

List of Laboratories

The Chemistry Laboratory is well equipped with various instruments as per the curriculum and syllabi of Anna University Chennai. It provides a practical approach towards the various techniques used in engineering application. Practical awareness is inculcated and students are trained during the lab sessions so that their understanding and problem solving abilities can be enhanced. Major equipments available in the chemistry laboratory are:

  • Digital spectrophotometer.
  • Flame photometer.
  • Digital conductivity meter.
  • Digital potentiometer.
  • Deionizer.
  • Digital PH meter.
  • Magnetic stirrer with hot plate.

Faculty & Staff

S.No. Name of the faculty Designation
1 Ms.J.Helan Margret Joy Assistant Professor
2 Dr. Kavitha R Assistant Professor
3 Mr.S.Naveen kumar Assistant Professor
4. Mr.S.Karthik Assistant Professor
5. Mr. B. Prakash Assistant Professor
6. Dr. Prabunathan P Assistant Professor
7. Dr. Mathan Kumar S Assistant Professor
8. Mr. Prabakaran R Assistant Professor
9. Mr. Arunkumar A Assistant Professor
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Designation Qualification

Credentials

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Short-Term Courses

S.No. Name of Agency Courses Offered Discipline

Events

PROGRAMS ORGANIZED

S.No. Date Nature of Event Name of the Sponsoring Agency and amount if any Title of the Event Resource Person
1 28.02.2017

Science Day

Management

National Science Day Celebration

Mr.Yercard Elango
Salem District President for Tamil Nadu Science Forum

2 06.09.2013

One day National Seminar

Management

“New Advances in Nano Technology (NAINT’13)

Dr.A.Subbarayan,
Rtd. Professor and Head,
Department of Physics,
Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.

GUEST LECTURES ARRANGED:
S.No Date Topic Audience Name & Designation of the Guest Name of the Faculty organized
1 18.02.2015 Fuels & Combustion ECE & Biomedical Dr. N. Anandhi
M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry,
Karunya University, Coimbatore.
Dr. R. Kavitha
2. 12.09.2014 Conducting Polymer Civil & IT Dr. Anand
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal
Mr. R.Vaidiyanathan
3. 21.03.2014 Nano Technology ECE, CSE & IT Dr. Govindaraj
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal.
Ms. J.Helan Margret Joy
4. 25.10.2013 Analytical Techniques Mechanical & Civil Dr. K. Thangamani
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Karpagam University, Coimbatore.
Dr. R. Kavitha
5. 19.04.2013 Corrosion and its Prevention ECE, CSE & IT Dr. Collins Arun Prakash M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal.
Mr. R. Vaidiyanathan
6. 11.09.2012 Spectroscopy ECE, CSE & IT Dr. T. Stalin
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry,
Alagappa University, Karaikudi.
Dr. Kavitha
FACULTY VISITED INSTITUTES FOR GUEST LECTURES:
S.No Date Name & Designation of the Faculty Invited by Target Audience Topic
1. 24.10.2014 Dr. R. Kavitha, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Assistant professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Mahendra College of Engineering, Salem.
SRS College of EngineeringSalem ECE& EEE Analytical Techniques
2. 18.04.2014 Mr.R.Vaidiyanathan,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,(Ph.D) Assistant professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Mahendra College of Engineering, Salem.
Srinivasa Engineering College, Dharmapuri Mechanical & Civil Fuels & Combustion
3. 08.11.2013 Mr.A.Vasanthakumar, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Assistant professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Mahendra College of Engineering, Salem.
AVS College of EngineeringSalem. CSE & IT Corrosion and its Prevention
4. 12.04.2013 Ms.J.Helan Margret Joy,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed
Assistant professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Mahendra College of Engineering, Salem.
Salem College of Engineering and TechnologySalem. ECE & CSE Nano Technology

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY WORK

FACULTY CONTRIBUTION IN JOURNAL PUBLICATION
2017-18
  • R.Kavitha and T. Stalin, Spectral characteristics of inclusion complexes of naphthols with β-cyclodextrin and its analytical application as chemosensor, Journal of Inclusion phenomenon and macrocyclic chemistry.
  • R.Kavitha and T. Stalin, Inclusion complex of naphthoquinones with β-cyclodextrin: Preparation and characterization, Carbohydrate polymer
2016-17
  • Ramasamy Kavitha, Thambusamy Stalin, “Dual emission and pH based naphthalimide derivative fluorescent sensor for the detection of Bi3+” , Sensors and Actuators B Volume 247 Page No. 632–640. (2017) (Impact factor: 4.758)
2015-16
  • R.Kavitha, T.Stalin, “Naphthalenediols: “A new class of novel fluorescent chemosensors for selective sensing of Cu2+ and Ni2+ in aqueous solution”, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 158, Pages 313–321 (2015)
2014-15
  • J. Helan Margret Joy, A. Vasanthakumar,”Analysis of Water Samples in and around Rasipuram Area”, Coromandal Journal of Sciences, Vol 4 pages 23–27 (2014)
  • J. Helan Margret Joy, A. Vasanthakumar,” A facile one-pot strategy to the Synthesis of 1-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro Carbazole and its derivatives.”, Coromandal Journal of Sciences, Vol 4 pages 35–39 (2014)
  • R.Kavitha, T.Stalin, “A highly selective chemosensor for colorimetric detection of Hg2+ and fluorescence detection of pH changes in aqueous solution”, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 149, Pages 12–18 (2014).
2014-15
  • Vaidiyanathan. Anand, Chitra, Balasubramian,” A Review on Microbial Mediated Corrosion on Mild Steel by Inactivating the Extracellular Polysaccharide Secreted by Aerobic/Anaerobic Microorganism”, Chemical Science and Review, 2(6),423-429 (2014)
  • Vaidiyanathan. Anand, Chitra, Balasubramian,” Corrosion Inhibition of Low- Carbon Steel in One M HCl and H2SO4 Media by New Formazan Derivatives”, International journal of Transactions and Engineering Sciences, 112, 18-22 / 2013
INDUSTRIAL CONSULTANCY DETAILS
S.No Year Name of the company Consultancy Description Amount (Rs)
1 2017-18 Sahana Rubber Industries - Salem Boiler feed water analysis 25,200
2 2016-17 Sahana Rubber Industries - Salem Boiler feed water analysis 25,200
3 2015-16 Sahana Rubber Industries - Salem Boiler feed water analysis 25,200
4 Sambandam spinning Mills Ltd - Salem Audit of ozonisation system to asses its performance 20,000
5 2014-15 Sahana Rubber Industries - Salem Boiler feed water analysis 25,200
6 Maha Ajay Spinners India Pvt Ltd Fire retardant Fabrics 10,000
7 2013-14 Sahana Rubber Industries - Salem Boiler feed water analysis 18,900

Mous

S.No Name of the organisation Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcomes Year of
signing MoU
Duration
1. Sahana Rubber Industries, Salem Boiler feed water analysis Consultancy, Industrial visit & Inplant training Students are trained in the site and various field experience 22 nd August 2013 5 years

Contact

Department of Chemistry

Mahendra College of Engineering,

Mahendra Salem Campus,

Chennai Main Road, Minnampalli, Salem,

Tamil Nadu 636106.

Phone: (0427) 2482884

E-Mail id: hodchemistry@mahendracollege.com