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Saturday, April 20, 2019

School of Chemical Sciences

Mahatma Gandhi University,Priyadarsini Hills P O,
Kottayam-686560.Tl:0481-2731036, e-mail: office.scs@gmail.com

4th International Conference on Polymer Processing & Characterization (ICPPC-16) : 9-11 Dec ‘16 at SCS

     One among the very first statutory departments constituted by the Mahatma Gandhi University, the academic programmes of the School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) were initiated from the very inception of the University. Known initially as Department of Polymer Chemistry which offered only one MSc programme, SCS has now diversified and widened its academic activities realizing the significance and the need for the development of all aspects of teaching and research in chemistry. At present the School offers four different MSc programs, Integrated MSc-PhD program in Polymer Science and Technology along with MPhil and PhD programmes covering all branches of chemistry and polymer science.

The School, since its inception, has been making a steady progress in all spheres of activity and has academic programmes spread in four broad divisions namely ;

• Inorganic Chemistry • Organic Chemistry • Physical Chemistry • Polymer Science

 The MSc program provides a unique opportunity for the students to take up a research project in any of the National Laboratories or R & D institutes of their choice as part of their fourth semester course. MTech students are sent out abroad for one year as part of their project work.

Courses offered

• MSc (Inorganic Chemistry), MSc (Organic Chemistry), MSc (Physical Chemistry), MSc (Polymer Science), Integrated MSc-PhD Programme, MTech in Polymer Science & Technology, MPhil (All Branches in Chemistry) and PhD (All Branches in Chemistry).

Admission Procedure

The admission for the MSc and MTech programs are based on an all round performance in a national level entrance examination. Admission to MPhil programme is based on the marks of the qualifying examination, entrance examination and a subject interview. The admission for PhD is based on a national level entrance examination or on NET performance and a subject interview.

Research

All the faculty members are actively involved in research activities as is evident from the publications that appear in major national and international journals. The major thrust areas of the faculty include: Bio- inorganic Chemistry, Asymmetric Synthesis & Catalysis, Soft Chemistry, Nano Materials Usages, Propellant Chemistry, Organic Photochemistry, Lanthanide chemistry, Polymeric reagents and catalysts, Polymer blends, Organic Synthesis Photochemistr y, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Heterogeneous Catalysts, Bio-sensors, Reagents in Organic Synthesis, Theoretical Organic Chemistry, Enzyme Modelling, Solid State & Materials Chemistry, Organic- Inorganic Hybrid Materials, Nano Materials and Interface Chemistry, Peptide Synthesis, Coordination Chemistry, Polymer- metal Composites, Polymer Nano Composites, Polymer Membranes, Biomedical Applications, Interpenetrating Networks, Radiation Chemistry, Fast Reaction Kinetics, Conducting Elastomers and Polymers, Imprinted Polymers, Solid Phase Synthesis of Biologically Active Polymers, Self Avoiding Random Walk Model and Computational Chemistry.

 There are now more than 70 research students pursuing their PhD work in the School. Over 230 students have completed their PhD from this School so far. This School has created a reputation in the field of postgraduate teaching and research in frontier areas of Chemical Sciences and Technology. More than 1000 research papers have been published in internationally referred journals. Six US patents have been granted for the work carried out in the department. It is a commendable achievement that the faculty members of this department have thirty one Indian/US/UAE patents issued/under process.Interdisciplinary special lecture programmes seminars and workshops are being regularly conducted at the School of Chemical Sciences.

The School has 10 research laboratories in varying areas of research. All faculty members are actively involved in research activities and School is receiving grants from various funding agencies such as UGC, DST, DBT, CSIR, BRNS, STEC, KSCSTE, AICTE, NSC and other international agencies. State-of-the-art instruments required to pursue research in different areas of Chemistry like Raman Spectrometer, Surface Analyser, Microwave Reactor, TG/DTA, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)/EDAX, Polarising optical microscopy, Abrader, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Dynamic mechanical Analysis (DMA), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Elemental Analyser, High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Universal Testing Machine(UTM), Fourier Trans-form Infrared spectroscopy(FT-IR), Gas chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GCMS), Contact Angle Meter, Rheometer, Fluorimeter, UV-vis. Spectrophotometer, HR-TEM and Impact Tester.

Academic Data (2010-2015)

• Total Publications in Journals : 1198 • Publications in Journals (2010-15) : 235 • Patents US/Indian/UAE for faculty • awarded/applied : 8 • Books published : 53 • Book chapters published : 64 • PhD’s awarded : 58

M.Tech. Polymer Science & Technology Programme 2015-’16

PROGRAMMES

School of Chemical Sciences

The School has academic programmes in four broad divisions namely;

  •    Division of Inorganic Chemistry
  •     Division of Organic Chemistry
  •     Division of Physical Chemistry
  •     Division of Polymer Science

Courses offered

 MSc  Chemistry(Inorganic, Organic, Physical Chemistry , Polymer Science– 5 seats each)

Eligibility: B.Sc Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics as subsidiaries with not less than 55% marks in part III

 MPhil(All Branches in Chemistry- – 3  seats each)

Eligibility: M.Sc Chemistry with not less than 55% marks

 PhD(All Branches in Chemistry – Full time and part time)

  M.Tech in Polymer Science and Technology(4 sem – 10 seats)

Eligibility: B.Tech/B.E in Polymer Science and Technology/ Fibre Science and Technology/Rubber Technology/Plastic Technology/Chemical Engineering/Mechanical Engineeering/ Material Science/Chemical Technology with 60% or equivalent grade/ M.Sc in Chemistry / Polymer Science/Applied Chemistry  from a recognized institution with 65% or equivalent grade. Preference for candidates with valid GATE score

 Integrated M.Sc  PhDin  Chemistry (9 seats)

Eligibility: B.Sc Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics as subsidiaries with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in part III

  Integrated M.Sc  PhDin Chemical Physics (3 seats)

Eligibility: B.Sc Physics  with Mathematics and Chemistry  as subsidiaries with not less than 50%    marks or    equivalent grade in part III

Admission Procedure:

The admission for the M.Sc and M.Phil. programs is based on an all round performance in a national level entrance examination , marks in the qualifying examination and a subject Interview. The admission for Ph.D. is based on a national level entrance examination or on NET/GATE performance

FACULTY

Associate Professor & H.O.D:

Dr. Beena Mathew,    Tel: 0481 – 3205279, 9447145412

Professors:


Dr. Sabu Thomas
,Tel: 0481-2597914, 2590357, 9447223452

Dr. A.S. Padmanahban, Tel: 0481-2599906,9995281413

Dr. I. Ibnusaud,     Tel: (91)481-2732992, 9446986704

Dr. Suresh Mathew, Tel: 0481-2732086 (O), 9447287247, 0481-2792391(R)

Dr. K.S. Devaki, Tel: 0481 – 2535397, 9446509697

Associate Professors:

Dr. Pius Kuruvilla, Tel: 9495446678

Dr. Raju Francis, Tel:9447464860

Dr. G. Anilkumar, Tel : 9496722065

Asst. Professors:

Dr. S. Anas Tel: 9567544740

RESEARCH

scs research

School of Chemical Sciences

Research

All the faculty members are actively involved in research activities as is evident from the publications that appear in major national and international journals.  The major thrust areas of the faculty include:

Bio-inorganic Chemistry

Asymmetric Synthesis & Catalysis

Soft Chemistry

Nano Materials Usages

Enzyme Modelling

Solid State & Materials Chemistry

Organic –Inorganic Hybrid Materials

Propellant Chemistry

Organic Photochemistry

Lanthanide chemistry

Polymeric reagents and catalysts

Polymer blends

Organic Synthesis

Photochemistry

hermoplastic elastomers

Heterogeneous catalysts

Bio-sensors

Reagents in organic synthesis

Theoretical Organic Chemistry

Nano Materials and Interface Chemistry

Peptide Synthesis

Coordination Chemistry

Polymer-metal composites

Interpenetrating networks

Radiation chemistry

Fast reaction kinetics

Conducting elastomers and polymers

Imprinted polymers

Solid phase synthesis of biologically active polymers

Computational Chemistry

Self Avoiding Random Walk Model

There are about 70 research students pursuing their PhD work in the School. More than 100 students have completed their PhD from this School so far. This School has created a reputation in the field of postgraduate teaching and research in frontier areas of Chemical Sciences and Technology. More than  560 research papers have been published in internationally reffered journals. Six US patents have been granted for the work carried out in the department, Sixteen patents (US +Indian) have been filed pending patent granting. The faculty members of this department have presented and chaired sessions in several national and international conferences. A large number of research schemes sponsored by national and international agencies like UGC,DST,BRNS,STEC,AICTE, NSC and international schemes sponsored by Third World Academy of Sciences have been successfully completed and are ongoing in the School. The School collaborates with a number of national laboratories, Universities, IIT’s and IISc. It has severalactive international cooperative programs in research with Universities in Germany, Belgium, Canada, Japan, USA and France.

Interdisciplinary special lecture programmes, seminars and workshops are being regularly conducted at School of Chemical Sciences under various chairs and heads. These include Jawaharlal Nehru Chair, Linus Pauling Memorial lecture and Decennium Commemoration Lectures. Several national conferences, workshops and discussions meeting are also being frequently held at School of Chemical Sciences.

The research work carried out by the School has received national and international recognition. It is gratifying to note that more than 30 research scholars have won state and national awards on their research performance and presentations.

ACTIVITIES

School of Chemical Sciences

Interdisciplinary special lecture programmes, seminars and workshops are being regularly conducted at School of Chemical Sciences under various chairs and heads.  These include Jawaharlal Nehru Chair, Linus Pauling Memorial lecture and Decennium Commemoration Lectures.  Several national conferences, workshops and discussions meeting are also being frequently held at School of Chemical Sciences.

The research work carried out by the School has received national and international recognition.  It is gratifying to note that more than 30 research scholars have won state and national awards on their research performance and presentations.

Workshops/Symposia conducted by the School 2000-2010)

  •  Discussion meeting in Theoretical Chemistry
  •   Seminar on Low Cost Instrumentation
  •   Workshop on Cost-Effective Instrumentation

Workshops/Symposia conducted by the School

  •     3 National and 6 International conference were organized by the School during the Xth plan period.
  •     Recent Advances in Chemical Science, 2002
  •     International Conference on advances in Blends and Composites, 2002
  •     International Conference on Blends and Composites, 2005
  •     International Seminar or Organic Chemistry 2006
  •     International Seminar on Radiation and Photochemistry, 2007
  •     International Conference on Advanced Materials, 2008
  •     Resource generation camp for innovative teaching and research, January 2006
  •     Sixth national convention or Chemistry teachers, 2006
  •     Program Advisory Committee meeting of organic chemistry, 2008

FACILITIES

School of Chemical Sciences
Departmental Analytical Facilities
The departmental provide facilities with modern instruments required to pursue research in different areas of Chemistry.  This include TG/DTA,  Scaning Electron Microscopy (SEM)/ EDAX, Polarising optical Microscopy, Abrader, Differential Scaning Calorimetry (DSC), Dynamic mechanical Analysis (DMA), Atomic Force Mocroscopy  (afm, x-RAU Diffraction (XRD), Elemental Analyser, High Performance liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Universal Testing Machine(UTM), fourier Transfer Infrared Spectroscopy(FT-IR) Gas chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) Contact Angle Meter, Rheometer, Fluorimeter, UV – Visible Spectro photometer and Impact Tester.
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