Department of Chemistry

  • Our department has a team of faculty members who are highly qualified and passionate about teaching. 
  • The faculty members have been working on various research activities which are aimed at new technologies and societal needs. 
  • The Department of Chemistry is one of the supporting departments for the engineering branches of the college. 
  • The department has a chemistry R&D center recognized by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU).
  •  As a VTU recognized research center, the department is capable of undertaking research projects and currently one research scholar pursuing PhD in the field of development of metal oxide nanoparticles and its applications in photocatalysts.


Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Our vision is to nurture the students for their profession and to impart technology and processes for converting their ideas into real life applications.

Our Mission

  • To develop the department into the best supporting department with the best staff and other infrastructure.    
  •  To provide the best training to the student and to produce good result in university examination.
  •  To promote research activity in the department in chemical science with exploring the funding by National/International agencies.
Engineering chemistry laboratory

Engineering Chemistry laboratory of MVJCE has all the necessary equipment for conducting the Engineering Chemistry lab course for first and second semester lab course.  The laboratory houses traditional equipment including glassware, weighing balance centrifuge, heating mantles, water bath and ovens. The calibration and maintenance of the laboratory is done on a regular basis. Apart from the regular lab sessions, the existing facilities are also used for research purposes by the students and faculties. The basic focus of this lab is to make the students gain practical knowledge to co-relate with the theoretical studies. The main objective of Engineering Chemistry lab is to give students hands on experience on practical concepts of chemistry discussed in the theory session.

The aim of chemistry R & D laboratory is to promote research activities in chemistry. This research center is approved by VTU, Belagavi with one student pursuing Ph.D in the field of nanomaterials synthesis and its applications in photocatalysis . The Lab  has enough facility to carry out wet chemistry synthesis. R and D lab is also well equipped with sophisticated instruments like sonicator, salt spray chamber  , magnetic stirrer , centrifuge ,  hot air oven etc.

Departmental Club


 Department of chemistry formed a club “ CHEM-LIFE” to nurture and develop innovative ideas and to inculcate scientific approach and foster scientific spirit among budding engineers The club was introduced with an idea of enhancing scientific learning through making model , poster presentation ,conduction of quiz and paper  .

Name of Departmental Club Coordinator  : Mrs. Swati Lal           Contact  No. 9538100297


  • To promote an interest in the field of chemistry and stimulate scientific curiosity in general.
  • To promote the importance of chemistry in everyday life.
  • Role of chemistry in monitoring and protecting the environment.
  • Application of chemistry in healthcare.
  • Learning chemistry with fun and joy.
  • To create awareness on hazardous chemicals
  • Relevance of chemistry in daily life.


  • Department of Chemistry, organized a guest lecture on the topic “Water Treatment -Science and Applications  ” on 23rd June 2022 by Mr. Bhaskar Sharma, Director ,Bisineer Engineering  (India) ,Pvt.Ltd. Bengaluru  
  • Department of Chemistry, organized club activity entitled “Chem Life ” on the topic “Chemistry Expo poster presentation ”  on 4th August 2022  at R & D  lab, Chemistry department. 
  • Department of Chemistry, MVJCE, organized a Guest Lecture on the topic “ XPS and XRD :Fundamentals and applications” on 28th January.2023, by Dr. Parthasarthi Bera , Principal Scientist ,NAL Bengaluru . 
  • Departmental Club of the Chemistry Department “Chem Life”, organized a Club activity ‘Technical quiz on Electric vehicles and superconductors’, on 28th January 2023 .
  • Department of Chemistry, MVJCE, organized a Guest Lecture on the topic “Material Characterization and Engineering applications”  on 10nth February 2023 by Dr. T.S . Kavitha , Scientist , CMTI  Bengaluru . 
  • Departmental Club of the Chemistry Department “Chem Life”, organized a Club activity ‘ Chemistry Sculpture Challenge on Polymers, on 10nth February 2023 .
  • Department of Chemistry, MVJCE, organized a Guest Lecture on the topic “Smart Biomaterials”   03rd March.2023, by Dr. Jayanta Haldar , Professor, JNCASR , Bengaluru .
  • Department of Chemistry, MVJCE, organized a Guest Lecture on the topic  ‘Solid State Chemistry and Multifunctional Materials for Energy and  Environment Sustainability and Biosensors ” , on 14th March, 2023,by Prof. C. Shivakumara, Principle Research Scientist, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru . 
  • Department of Chemistry, MVJCE, organized a Guest Lecture on the topic  “ Polymers for advanced engineering applications ” , on 07 nth July 2023 by Dr. Natrajan Kandaswamy director of Vijaya Lakshmi polymers . 
  • Departmental Club of the Chemistry Department “Chem Life”, organized a Club activity “ Sensors and its applications in Daily life” on 07 nth July 2023 .
  • Department of Chemistry, MVJCE, organized a Guest Lecture on the topic  ‘Nanomaterial synthesis and applications” , on 26th August 2023,by Dr. Dinesh Rangappa , Professor ,VTU , Department of Applied Sciences Bengaluru Region . 
  • Departmental Club of the Chemistry Department “Chem Life”, organized a Club activity “Just a Minute on science topics (extempore )” on 26th August 2023.
  • Department of Chemistry, MVJCE, organized a Guest Lecture on the topic  ‘Nanotechnology for Advanced Engineering Applications” , on 23 rd March 2024, by Dr. S.T .Aruna  , Senior principal scientist at CSIR –NAL , Bengaluru .
  • Departmental Club of the Chemistry Department “Chem Life”, organized a Club activity “ Poster making competition on E waste management and disposal” on 23 rd March 2024.
  • The B.E. Chemical Engineering (ChE) curriculum at MVJCE is meticulously designed to cover a broad spectrum of foundational and advanced topics in Chemical Engineering. This includes core areas such as Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Reaction Engineering, Process Design, and Control, along with rapidly evolving fields such as Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, and Environmental Engineering. Emphasizing theoretical knowledge and practical skills, the curriculum aims to equip students with the necessary tools to tackle contemporary engineering challenges.
  • The second year curriculum provides a robust foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of the field. The 3rd and 4th semesters are structured with a total of 22 credits each. The curriculum includes essential courses such as Chemical Process Calculations, Thermodynamics, and Reaction Engineering, which are fundamental to understanding and designing chemical processes. Additionally, students gain hands-on experience through the courses Mechanical Operations and Process Heat Transfer. 
  • The fifth semester focuses on expanding students’ understanding of mass transfer, instrumental methods of analysis, and process control and IIOT. The semester also includes courses on research methodology and intellectual property rights, along with environmental studies and the exploration of universal human values. In the sixth semester, students engage in process engineering and economics, chemical process equipment design and drawing. Both semesters are structured with 22 credits each to provide a comprehensive and balanced educational experience.
  • In the final year, students delve into Chemical Process Modeling & Simulation, gaining proficiency in computational tools and techniques for analyzing and optimizing chemical processes. They also have the opportunity to choose from a range of professional and open elective courses to tailor their learning experience to their interests and career goals. Students undertake Project, where they apply their knowledge and skills to a comprehensive project in chemical engineering. They also participate in a research or industrial internship and present a seminar, culminating their undergraduate studies with practical experience and academic engagement. 
  • The curriculum includes a variety of elective subjects that allow students to explore niche areas and advanced topics such as: Petroleum Refining, Nanotechnology, Industrial Pollution control, Food Technology, Renewable Energy Technologies, Biochemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical technology, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Chemical Process Safety.
  • The curriculum includes open electives from other engineering and science disciplines like python programming, cyber security, Introduction to Data Science, ethical hacking, Sensor technology. These electives allow students to explore diverse fields, enhance their knowledge base, and integrate concepts from different areas of study, ultimately contributing to their overall development as well-rounded professionals.
  • Students pursuing a major in Chemical Engineering have the opportunity to earn an Honors degree or a Minor degree in specialized areas by accumulating an additional 18 credits. This provision aligns with NEP’s vision of offering flexible and specialized education paths.
  • The curriculum places significant emphasis on practical training and real-world experience. Students engage in extensive lab work, internships, and project-based learning, addressing societal and industrial problems. Students are encouraged to pursue certification courses from platforms like NPTEL, Swayam, and Infosys Campus Connect to supplement their formal education. These certifications help students stay updated with the latest trends and technologies in the field of Chemical Engineering.
  • The aim of the Chemical Engineering curriculum is to produce well-rounded professionals equipped with technical expertise, ethical values, and a scientific temper. By integrating theoretical knowledge with practical skills and emphasizing ethical and societal responsibilities, the Chemical Engineering curriculum at MVJCE prepares students to become competent and responsible engineers ready to tackle the challenges of the modern world.
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