Chemistry Department

Chemistry is one of the vital branches of science without which life does not exists. Engineering is the application of basic sciences and it may be noted that all engineering branches originated from basic sciences. "Science without technology is useless and technology without science is blind".

The department of chemistry teaches and promotes practical aspects to build a solid foundation as part of the engineering education. The department prepares students for core engineering branches by educating them in the chemical knowledge in the first year. Many of engineering subjects depend on chemistry. The faculty members for chemistry are committed to the students and to research. The teaching staffs of the department have published more than 30 research papers of good repute in many national and international journals. The areas of research are chemical kinetics, corrosion inhibition studies and organic synthesis.


  • To establish infrastructure and provide a conductive environment quality education


  • To modernize the research laboratories to take up innovative projects.
  • To encourage the faculty to acquire Ph.D. degree and to motivate them to take research as an integral part of their professional duties.
  • To encourage the faculty to supervise projects for various branches of engineering students.
  • To facilitate the faculty to enhance their knowledge & skills, the required internet accessibility is provided.
  • Construction of smart class rooms for first year B.E. students.
  • To take up consultancy activities such as water analysis and soil testing.
  • Proposal to start B.E. course in Chemical Engineering.
  • Proposal to start Diploma in Chemical Engineering.
  • Proposal to start Industrial Chemistry PG course.

Sl No Name & Designation Members
1 Dr. M. B. Jagadeesha
Professor & Head
2 K. Palaksha
Associate Professor
3 Mr. K. N. Krishnakumar
Associate Professor
4 Mr. B.C. Ravi
Associate Professor
5 Dr. Pradeep Kumar C B
Assistant Professor
6 Dr. Kavitha C S
Assistant Professor

Sl No Name & Designation Members
1 B D Venkatesh
Assistant instructor

2 B N Ramachandra

3 Chaitra N

4 Keshavamuthy D T


Lab Facilities



PART- A (Volumetric Analysis) 

1. Estimation of KMnO4 using and Mohr’s salt crystals.

2. Determination of Total hardness of a given sample of hard water using EDTA.

3. Determination of Calcium oxide in the given sample of cement by EDTA method.

4. Determination of percentage of iron in the given sample of haematite ore solution using      potassium dichromate crystals by external indicator method.

5. Determination of COD of the given industrial waste water sample.

6. Determination of percentage of copper in brass using standard sodium thiosulphate. 

PART- B (Instrumental Methods) 

1. Determination of pKa value of weak acid using pH meter.

2. Estimation of FAS using K2Cr2O7 by Potentiometric Method.

3. Estimation of copper using Colorimeter.

4. Estimation of HCl using standard NaOH by Conductometric method.

5. Estimation of HCl & CH3COOH using standard NaOH by Conductometric method.

6. Determination of viscosity coefficient of a given liquid using Ostwald’s Viscometer. 


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Recent Publications

  • H. Alrobei, M.K. Prashanth, C.R. Manjunath, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, C.P. Chitrabanu, D.S. Prasanna, K. Yogesh kumar, M.S. Raghu, Prakash krishnaiah, “Adsorption of Anionic Dye on Eco-Friendly Synthesised Reduced Graphene Oxide Anchored with Lanthanum Aluminate: Isotherms, Kinetics and Statistical Error Analysis” Ceramics international, Accepted (IF: 3.83, Elsevier, SCIE Indexed).
  • M.S. Raghu, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Prasad, M.K. Prashanth, K. Yogesh kumar, S. Chandrasekar, "MoS2-Calix[4]arene catalyzed synthesis and molecular docking study of 2,4,5-trisubstituted imidazoles as potent inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis" ACS combinatorial ScienceAccepted (IF: 3.34, American Chemical Society, SCIE Indexed).
  • C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, M.S. Raghu, M.B. Jagadeesha, M.K. Prashanth, N.K. Lokanath, Mahesha, Fluorine substituted thiomethyl pyrimidine derivatives as efficient inhibitors for mild steel corrosion in hydrochloric acid solution: Thermodynamic, electrochemical and DFT studies, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 311 (2020) 113311(Elsevier: IF: 4.5, SCIE Indexed).  
  • C. B. Pradeep Kumar, M. K. Prashanth, K. N. Mohana, M. B. Jagadeesha, M. S. Raghu, N. K. Loknath, Mahesha, K. Yogesh kumar, “Protection of mild steel corrosion by three new quinazoline derivatives: Experimental and DFT studies”, Surfaces & Interfaces, 18 (2020) 100446 (Elsevier, SCIE Indexed).
  • M. S. Raghu, L. Parashuram, K. Yogesh kumar, B.P. Prasanna, Srilatha Rao, Prakash krishnaiah, K. N. Prashanth, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, H. Alrobei, “Facile green synthesis of borancarbonitride using orange peel: Its application in high performance super capacitors and detection of levodopa in real samples”, Material Today Communications, 24 (2020) 101033 (IF: 1.9, SCIE Indexed).
  • M.S. Raghu, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K. Yogeesh Kumar, M.K. Prashanth, "Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of novel 3-(4-chlorophenyl)-2 (substituted)quinazolin-4(3H)-one Derivatives as Multi-target Anti-inflammatory Agents" Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, DOI:,  2019 (IF: 1.24-Wiley).
  • M.K. Prashanth, M.S. Raghu, K. Yogeesh Kumar, C.B. Pradeep Kumar “Efficient Synthesis of RuO2 Nanoparticle with excellent activity for One-pot Synthesis of 2,3-disubstituted quinazolin4(1H)-ones" Vietnam Journal of Chemistry, 57(5), 585-594, 2019 (Wiley). 
  • H.N. Deepakumari, M.S. Raghu, C.B. Pradeep Kumar “Synthesis, Characterization and Antioxidant Activity of Novel 3-(2,5-dioxo-imidazolidin-1-yl)-1,1diethylurea Derivatives” Chemical Science Transactions, 8(4), 487-492, 2019.

1. Kinetics of oxidation of Indigocarmine by N-sodio-N-Bromotoluene sulfonamide in acidic buffer medium. S.Ananda, M.B.Jagadeesha, B.M.Venkatesha , N.M.Madegowda. International Journal of Chemical kinetics (IJCK), 29,453-459,1997(USA).

2. Ruthenium (III) catalyzed oxidation of Aliphatic primary amines by Bromamine-T in hydrochloric acid medium: A kinetic study, S.Ananda,  M.B.Jagadeesha , Puttaswamy,  N.M.Madegowda, Synthesis & reactivity in inorganic and metal- organic chemistry (SRIMC).27(8),1093-1113 ,1997 (USA).

3. Kinetics of oxidation of cysteine by Bromamine-T in H2SO4 medium .M.B. Jagadeesha,  S.Ananda & M.G.Ramananda, Asian Journal of Chemistry, vol 10 ,no. 4 ,937-946 ,1998, (India)

4. Kinetics of Ruthenium (III) catalyzed oxidation of amides by Sodium-N-Bromotoluene Sulfonamide in Hydrochloric acid medium. S .Ananda  M.B Jagadeesha and K.M.Lokanath Rai.  Synthesis and reactivity in inorganic and metal-organic chemistry .29(1),1-21, 1999 (USA)

5. Oxidation of Aspirin by N-Sodio-N-Bromobenzenesulphonamide (Bromamine-B) in acid medium:A kinetic and mechanistic study.S.Ananda, M.G.Ramananda, M.B.Jagadeesha and Puttaswamy, Asian journal of chemistry.vol 11 No.1, 23-28,1999 ,(India)

6. Oxidation of cysteine by sodium-N-chlorotoluenesulfonamide (1hloramines-T) in HCl and H2SO4 media : A kinetic and mechanistic study. Ravi.J. Saldana, Ananda, .B. M. Venkatesha, .M. B. Jagadeesha. Oxidation communication , 22 ,  No.3,464-472 ,1999 (Bulgaria)

7. Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies of  Some Aliphatic Amines, Oxidation  by Sodium-NBromo-p-toluenesulfonamide in hydrochloric acid medium. S. Ananda, M..B. Jagadeesha,  Puttaswamy,  B.M. Venkatesha,  T.K. Viand, N. M. Madegowda. International journal of chemical kinetics 32 (12),776-786,2000 (USA).

8. Mechanistic investigation of  the oxidation of indoles with Bromamine-T In alkaline medium catalyzed by Os(VIII) H. Ramachandra, K.S.Rangappa, D. S. Mahadevappa, M. B. Jagadeesha. Oxidation communication 22 No.2, 248-258, 1999 (Bulgaria).

9. Kinetics of oxidation of gabapentin (neurontin) by chloramines – T in perchloric acid medium.K.Mohan & M.B.Jagadeesha. Indian Journal of Chemistry Vol.47- A, August 2008,pp. 1226-1229(India).

10.  C.B.  Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Corrosion Inhibition Efficiency and Adsorption  Characteristics of Some Schiff Bases at Mild Steel/Hydrochloric Acid Interface”, Journal of  Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 45(3): 1031-1042, 2014 (IF: 3.80 - Elsevier). 

11.  C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, H.B. Muralidhara “Electrochemical and  Thermodynamic  Studies to Evaluate the Inhibition Effect of Synthesized Piperidine  Derivatives on the Corrosion of  Mild Steel in Acidic Medium”, Ionics, 21(1), 263 – 281,  2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11581-014-1178-02014 (IF: 2.2 - Springer).  

12. C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Phytochemical Screening and Corrosion Inhibitive   Behavior of Pterolobium Hexapetalum and Celosia Argentea Plant Extracts on Mild Steel in  Industrial Water Medium”, Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, 23(3): 201-211, 2014 (  Elsevier). 

13.  C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Adsorption and Thermodynamic Characteristics of  Plumeria Rubra Plant Extracts on Mild Steel Corrosion in Industrial Water Medium”,  International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 3(4): 330-346, 2013. 

14.  C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Pyrimidine Based Piperidine Sulphonamides as New  Class of Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Solution: Adsorption and  Electrochemical Studies” International Journal of Advanced Chemical Technology,  2(4):10-22, 2013. 

15.  C.B.  Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “Synthesis of Thiazole Based 1,3,4-Oxadiazole  Derivatives and Their Corrosion Inhibition Characteristics at Mild steel/Hydrochloric acid  Interface”, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research,  5(10): 289-305, 2013. 

16.  C.B.  Pradeep Kumar, K.N. Mohana, “The Effect of Achyranthes Aspera Extracts on Mild  Steel  Corrosion in Industrial Water Medium”, ISRN Corrosion, Volume 2013,  Article  ID 261847, 2013. 

17.  K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, “Synthesis and Antioxidant Activity of 2-Amino-5  methylthiazol Derivatives Containing 1,3,4-Oxadiazole-2-thiol Moiety”. ISRN Organic  Chemistry, Volume 2013, Article ID 620718, 8 pages DOI: 

18.  M.P. Chakravarthy, K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, “Synthesis, Adsorption,  Thermodynamic Studies and Corrosion Inhibition Behaviour of Isoniazide Derivatives  on Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Solution” ISOR Journal of Applied Chemistry, 8(4):  07-19, 2015. 

19.  M.P. Chakravarthy, K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, “Corrosion Inhibition  effect and  Adsorption Behaviour of Nicotinamide Derivatives on Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Solution” International Journal of Industrial Chemistry (Springer) 5:19, 2014. DOI:   10.1007/s40090-014-0019-3. 

20.  M.P. Chakravarthy, K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, “The Inhibition of Mild Steel  Corrosion in Sulfuric Acid by New Dapsone Derivatives” Advances in Chemistry, 10(3):  2388 – 2402. 2014. 

21.  M.P. Chakravarthy, K.N. Mohana, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, A. M. Badiea “Corrosion Inhibition  Behaviour and Adsorption Characteristics of Dapsone Derivatives on Mild Steel in Acid  Medium” American Chemical Science Journal, 8(2): 1-16, 2015. 

22. M.S. Raghu, K. Yogeesh Kumar, M.K. Prashanth, B.P. Prasanna, Raj Vinuth, C.B. Pradeep Kumar   “Adsorption and Antimicrobial Studies of Chemically Bonded Magnetic Graphene Oxide – Fe3O4 Nanocomposites for Water Purification” Journal of Water Process and Purification, 17, 22-31, 2017(IF: 3.7 - Elsevier). 

23. M.S. Raghu, C.B. Pradeep Kumar, K. Yogeesh Kumar, M.K. Prashanth, "Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of novel 3-(4-chlorophenyl)-2 (substituted)quinazolin-4(3H)-one Derivatives as Multi-target Anti-inflammatory Agents" Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, DOI:, 2019 (IF: 1.24-Wiley). 

24. M.K. Prashanth, M.S. Raghu, K. Yogeesh Kumar, C.B. Pradeep Kumar “Efficient Synthesis of RuO2 Nanoparticle with excellent activity for One-pot Synthesis of 2,3-disubstituted quinazolin4(1H)ones" Vietnam Journal of Chemistry, 57(5), 585-594, 2019 (Wiley).  

25. C.B. Pradeep Kumar, M.K. Prashanth, K.K. Yogeesh Kumar, M.S. Raghu, K.N Mohana and M.B. Jagadeesha "Mild Steel Corrosion inhibition by three New Quinazoline Derivatives: Experimental and Theoretical Studies" Surfaces and Interfaces, Communicated, (Elsevier). 

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Prof. M. B. Jagadeesha

Professor @ Head

Dept. of Chemistry

Malnad College of Engineering

Hassan - 573202

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