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Two day National Conference on “INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INNOVATIONS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES LANDSCAPE” ON 23rd &24th November 2018.

Department of Chemistry is another pioneering discipline in the College having been started at its inception. The Chemistry department plays a picotal role in th eCollege since the faculty members of this department are involved in managing Foundation, Interdisciplinary as well Postgraduate Courses.

The Department offers Chemistry for the Intermediate, Degree courses & PG Courses

Intermediateate Course in Chemistry 
  • Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics
  • Chemistry with Botany and Zoology

Undergraduate course in Chemistry is a dynamic one in the college since it was offered as main paper of the B.Sc. Course during 1970s until the common core system was introduced by Andhra University.

CHEMISTRY is offered in three combinations since 1987 to till June 2017.

  • Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics
  • Chemistry with Botany and Zoology
  • Chemistry with Biochemistry and Bio-Technology
Core Areas till-2017
Semester I/IIInorganic Chemistry-I, Organic Chemistry
Semester III/IVPhysical Chemistry-I,
Inorganic Chemistry-II
Semester VOrganic Chemistry-II
Physical Chemistry-II,
Semester IISome special aspects of Chemistry –I
Some special aspects of Chemistry –II

CBCS syllabus with cluster pattern is introduced in compliance with APSHE & Andhra university guidelines with effect from June 2017

Inter Disciplinary Electives:
  1. Household Chemistry
  2. Science for better living
  3. Chemistry for Everyone
  4. Chemistry for the Consumer
Skill Development Course:

Course on Income Generating Home Utility Products

Teaching-Learning Methods - Lecture, student seminars, group discussions, role play, assignments, quizzes, group and individual projects.Role play – Polymerisation – Coordination mechanism. Seminars – Bio-molecules, Environmental chemistry, Disaster Management, Heterocyclic compounds. Field Visits.

Post Graduate Course in Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Departmental Research Project Funded by DST (New Delhi)

  • Chemical Characterization and Source  Identification of atmospheric particulates in Visakhapatnam bowl area
  • One year Project
  • Total grants recd: 5.24 lakhs

Principal Investigator : Dr. K.Devendra Vijaya

Academic Forums Organized by the Department
Name of the Conference/Workshop/Seminar Department(s) organizing -Coordinator Eminent Scientist/Scholar profile

Two day UGC Sponsored Conference on “25 years of Autonomy: Expectations, Reality and Vision”, January 2013

Dept of Chemistry Dr.P.Aruna Devi, Head of the Dept & Coordinator, PG Studies

Rev Dr. Xavier Alphonse, Member, UGC Director, ICRDCE

Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan, Professor & Head, Department of Professional Education, NEUPA, New Delhi

Dr. K. Rama, Deputy Advisor, NAAC Dr. K. Ramamohan Rao Registrar, Andhra University Prof. Nirmala Jeyaraj Former Principal, LadyDoak College, Madurai

Two Day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Sustainable Development: Rethinking Environmental Initiatives’ September 2008

Dept of Chemistry Coordinator – Dr. P. Aruna Devi

Eminent Scientist /Scholar profile Mrs. R. Shobha IFS, Special Secretary AP Pollution Control Board Hyderabad

Prof. M. Sambasiva Rao Professor in Geography SriKrishnadevaraya University Anantpur

Prof. K.B Reddy Department of Environment Sciences Acharya Nagarjuna University

Prof. S. Ramakrishna Rao Department of Civil Engineering Andhra University

Prof. E. Udaya Bhaskar Reddy Department of Environmental Studies, Andhra University.

Eminent Scientist /Scholar profile Prof. Beela Satyanarayana Vice  Chancellor, Andhra University

Prof. T. Shivaji Rao Director, Centre for Environment Studies, GITAM University

Sri. N/V. Bhaskar Rao Senior Environmental Engineer AP P C B,Visakhapatnam

Dr. Lizy Philip Indian Institute of Technology(M) Chennai

Achievements of Faculty

Publications of Faculty Member

Dr.P. Mangaveni
  1. ‘Synthesis and characterization of new chromanopyrazoles and their bio-assay against vibriospecies’, International Journal Of Chemical Research. Coden (USA) - IJCRGG ISSN 0974-4290. Vol. 4, No. 2, Pp.553-557. 2012
Dr. P. Aruna Devi
  1. Aruna Devi P. & Sarada, P. “Perceivable teacher attributes: most desired/least desired-undergraduate students’ perspective’,   Two day UGC National Conference on “Emerging Technologies and Higher Education :New Technologies and New Pedagogies”, Christ University,  28 – 30 November, 2012
  2. Aruna Devi P. & Sarada, P. ‘Who is an effective teacher? College students perspective’, Indian Higher Education at Cross roads’ Proceedings of Two day UGC National Conference on ‘Twenty five years of Autonomy: Experiences, Reality and Vision’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, [ISBN 97881 90985],  1st  & 2nd February, 2013
  3. Aruna Devi P. & Sr. Cicely K.Dominic. ‘Affiliating and autonomous systems of Indian higher education: A study’, Indian Higher Education at Cross roads’ Proceedings of Two day UGC National Conference on ‘Twenty five years of Autonomy: Experiences, Reality and Vision’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, [ISBN 97881 90985],  1st  & 2nd February, 2013
Dr. Devendra  Vijaya
  1. Devendra Vijaya.K., Prasad Rao, Patnaik, V.V.S.S.V., Krishna Kishore, K.‘Academic freedom and the role of autonomy in higher education: meaning and purpose’, Indian Higher Education at Cross roads- Proceedings of Two day UGC National Conference on ‘Twenty five years of Autonomy: Experiences, Reality and Vision’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, [ISBN 97881 90985],  1st  & 2nd February, 2013
Dr. G. Durga
  1. Synthesis and Antimicrobial Studies of 4-diazo-mercapto-3-methyl ethyl-s-triazole and the in metal chelates “in Oriental Journal of Chemistry Vol 24 No.3. 2008.
  2. “Rapid synthesis, characterization, anti-cancer and antimicrobial activities studies of substituted thiadiazole and their dinucleating ligand metal complexes. In Medicinal Chemistry Research 21:2012 P 2548-56 Impact factor 1.27
  3. Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of some new 2-diazo-benzimidiazole derivatives and their Ni(II), Cu(II) and Ag(I) complexes in Medicinal Chemistry Research (In Press) Impact factor 1.27
  4. Microwave -Assisted synthesis of 3.5 dibenzyle-4-amino-124-triazole and its Diazolig and metal complexes along with Anti-cancer Activity.
  5. E- Journal of Chemistry, 2010, 7(4), 1571-1577

  6.  ‘Emerging trends in higher education’ in  Indian Higher Education at Cross roads’ Proceedings of Two day UGC National Conference on ‘Twenty five years of Autonomy: Experiences, Reality and Vision’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, [ISBN 97881 90985],  1st  & 2nd February, 2013
Dr. P. Bhushanavathi
  1. ‘Effect of solvent on protonation equilibria of L-proline and L-valine in 1,2-propane diol-water mixtures’,  Electronic Journal Of Chemistry  [ISSN 0973-4949] 2012 (Open access)
  2. ‘Influence of dielectric constant on protonation equilibria of L-proline and L-valine in acetonitrile-water mixtures’, Proceedings Of National Academy Of Sciences – India Section A Physical Sciences [ISSN 0369-8203],2012
  3. Chemical Speciation of binary complexes of L valine with Co(II), Ni (II) & Cu (II) in Propylene Glycol-Water mixtures’,  Chemical Speciation & Bioavailability[ISSN No. 0954-2299], 2013
Dr. P. Sarada
  1. Aruna Devi P. & Sarada, P. “Perceivable teacher attributes: most desired/least desired-undergraduate students’ perspective’,   Two day UGC National Conference on “Emerging Technologies and Higher Education :New Technologies and New Pedagogies”, Christ University,  28 – 30 November, 2012
  2. Aruna Devi P. & Sarada, P ‘Who is an effective teacher? College students’ perspective’, Proceedings of Two day UGC National Conference on ‘Twenty five years of Autonomy: Experiences, Reality and Vision’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, [ISBN 97881 90985],  1st  & 2nd February, 2013.

Faculty Rejuvenating strategies – The faculty have attended between themselves Four International Workshops, 22 National Academic Forums organized by external agencies and 36 academic forums organized by the College.

Dr. P.Sarada as NSS coordinator (2006-2011) has  organized and participated in    many extension activities.

CASE program organized to popularize Science education among X class children (2012-13).

POST GRADUATE COURSE IN CHEMISTRY - Organic Chemistry

Academic Innovations implemented during the current year.

The Postgraduate department of Chemistry is affiliated to Andhra University though the College is autonomous. As such this department has to adopt the syllabus prescribed by the university and the syllabus permits almost negligible scope for innovations except in terms of the methodology employed by the faculty. Apart from meticulous adherence to the syllabus the following innovations have been attempted by the faculty members.

Encourage the students to participate in projects and other academic activities

Organize extracurricular activities through the  auspices of  PGSA (Postgraduate Student Association) in order to contribute to the holistic development.