About the Department

Chemistry is one of the fundamental sciences which apart from its applications in its own field, is applicable to other fields. Chemistry has made unique contribution towards progress of civilization and has played an active role in solving many problems confronted by mankind. In today’s society chemistry is prominently involved in the world of engineering. Engineering and Technology departments such as Chemical, Polymer Technology, Bio-Technology, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Environmental, computer science based and all other engineering fields need the knowledge of Chemistry to deal with the problems in their fields. Engineering Chemistry also impart knowledge on properties of materials, protecting them from corrosion and selecting right types of Materials used in various fields of Engineering and Industry.

The department of chemistry has well qualified, experienced and enthusiastic faculty to teach Engineering Chemistry and motivate students to achieve grand success in VTU examinations. Department has research centre and students are working in the area of nanomaterials synthesis, polymer science and its polymer materials. The Engineering Chemistry laboratory has the latest and advanced sophisticated instruments pertaining to the syllabus. Experienced and skilled non-teaching staff members having good experience in conducting experiments, are guiding the students in their practical classes.

Course Outcomes (COs)

Chemistry for Computer Science Stream(BCHES102/202)

  • Undestand the sensors and battery systems.
  • Describe the memory devices, LC's,LCD's, OLED's and QLED,s display systems.
  • Illustrates the principles of corrosion science and elecrode system.
  • Comprehend the sailent features of polymers and green fuels.
  • Explain the remedial measures for the E-waste mangement.
  • Practice working in groups to conduct experiments in chemistry and perform precise and honest measurement.

Chemistry for Electrical Stream(BCHEE102/202)

  • Illustrates the chemistry of conductors,semiconductors,insulators and polymers in various applications.
  • Describe the Energy convesion, storage and their applications.
  • Understand the imporance of corrosion science and E-waste management.
  • Comprehend the basic principles Nanomaterials and display systems.
  • Explain the sailent features of the electrodes and sensors in variuos engineering applications.
  • Practice working in groups to conduct experiments in chemistry and perform precise and honest measurements.

Chemistry for Civil Stream(BCHEC102/202)

  • Comprehend the properties and applications of metals,alloys,cement,refractories and glass.
  • Describe the Energy convesion, storage and their applications also the principles of corrosion.
  • Understand the imporance of water and Nano technology.
  • Illustrate the basic principles polymers and compposites.
  • Explain the sailent features of the phase rule and analytical approches.
  • Practice working in groups to conduct experiments in chemistry and perform precise and honest measurements.

Chemistry for Mechanical Stream(BCHEM102/202)

  • Describe the Energy:Source,conversion,storage and their applications.
  • Illustrate the principles of corrosion science and engineering.
  • Understand the imporance of polymers and lubricants in engineering applications.
  • Describe the principles of Phase rule and also the sailent features of potentiometric sensors,optical sensors and pH sensors.
  • Explain the importance of alloys,ceramics for engineering applications also discuss the principles nanochemistry and nano materials.
  • Practice working in groups to conduct experiments in chemistry and perform precise and honest measurements.
Program Outcomes (POs)
    Engineering Graduates will be able to:

    Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization for the solution of complex engineering problems.

    Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

    Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety and cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

    Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

    Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

    The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

    Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

    Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

    Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

    Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with the society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

    Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

    Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.


Dr. Praveen Kumar C M

Associate Professor and Head of the Department

Dr. Mohan Kumar

Assistant Professor

Mrs. Ashwini Helavar

Assistant Professor

Mr. Rohit M Manochar

Assistant Professor


Lab Instructor

Facilities / Labs

Chemistry Lab :Chemistry laboratory has all the necessary equipment for preparation of samples and standards for various analysis of liquid samples

The laboratory houses traditional equipments like:

  • Potentiometer
  • Conductometer
  • Colorimeter
  • pH-meter
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Hot Plate Stirrer



Focus of Research

SI. No Name of the Faculty Area of Research
1 Dr. Praveen Kumar C M Electrochemistry, Corrosion, Water chemistry.
2 Dr. Mohan Kumar Synthesis of 2D Nanomaterials and their composites, Carbon based Nanomaterials, Development of carbon paste electrodes, biosensors, electrochemical sensor for drugs and organic pollutants, electrocatalyst, electropolymerization.

Research Supervisor and Scholar details

Dr Shivakumar
SI. No Student Name University Research Area Status
1 Jayaprakash M S VTU Polymer Blends Awarded
2 Vinay K VTU Conducting Polymer Composites Awarded

Research Grants

Title of the Project Name of the Funding Agency Amount Received in Rs. Name of the principal Investigators/ Co-Principal investigator Sanctioned Date Duration
Artificial Intelligence based Design and Development of Micro-textured Cutting Tools and Eco-friendly Cutting Fluids for Sustanitable Machining of INCONEL-800-Super Alloy VGST 3,00,000 Dr. Praveen Kumar C M 15/02/2023 2 Years


Faculty Achivements

  • Dr. Praveen Kumar C M
    POST DOCTORAL WORK: (Summer Research Fellow 17 /6/ 2019 – 13 /8/ 2019) Indian Academy of Sciences -Under Professor S. Vasudevan , Principal Scientist ,CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. Water treatment Technology.
  • Dr. Mohan Kumar authored the book titled "Engineering Chemistry"(ISBN:978-81-960018-3-4).
  • Dr. Mohan Kumar has two Indian patent published in 2022 & 2023.
  • Dr. Mohan Kumar is one of the Editorial Board Member in the International Journal "NANO CARBONS"
#No. Title of the Patent Application No. Published Date
1 A method of Natural New Binder for Carbon Paste Electrode for Voltammetry. 202241058835 A 21/10/2022
2 Simultaneous Detection of Chloramphenicol and Furazolidone Antibiotics
Using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Based Carbon Paste Electrode.
202341060805 A 11/09/2023


Contact Us

Dr. Praveen Kumar C M
Associate Professor and Head,

PES Institute of Technology and Management
NH 206, Sagar Road, Shivamogga – 577 204
Office- 8147053073
Email- hodche@pestrust.edu.in

Dr. Praveen Kumar C M
Associate Professor and Head, Chemistry

PES Institute of Technology and Management NH 206, Sagar Road, Shivamogga – 577 204
Office- 8147053073
Email- hodche@pestrust.edu.in