To enable, empower, and encourage students to respond proactively in the broadest and most liberal manner, for the advancement of science and particularly, chemistry through education, research, and service.
- Frequent interactions between faculty and students
- Development of innovative interdisciplinary courses and research programs
- Development of the highest quality undergraduate and postgraduate chemistry programs
- Producing research findings that have a significant impact on issues such as health, environment, and energy
Head of the Department
Ms. Bhagyalakshmi N., Associate Prof., M.Sc., M.Phil.
Email : email@example.com
Dual Major Programs
2016 - 2017
- Event: INSPIRE 2016
Five days Science internship Camp was organized on 17th - 21st Oct 2016 for PU students from different colleges in Bangalore, to give them an opportunity to experience the thrill of invention, innovation and to instill scientific temperament.
- The seminar titled “MOTION IN THE ANIMAL WORLD FROM A PHYSICS PERSPECTIVE” was organized for 300 under graduate students on 17th February 2017. The resource person, Shri. Madhusudanm, Senior Scientific Officer, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru, discussed the mechanical and chemical movements that aquatic animals undergo during their movement in water.
- The seminar titled “RECOVERY OF METALS FROM USED BATTERIES BY DR. KESHAV BULBULE” was organized for 300 under graduate students 17th February 2017. The resource person was Dr. Keshav Bulbule , Technical Consultant, E-paraisaraa Bengaluru & C- MET, Hyderabad. Resource persons discussed the harmful effects of illegal metal extraction from e-waste and gave students an overview of a number of authentic techniques for metal extraction.
2017 - 2018
- Event: “Departmental Social Responsibility (DSR)"
A Spark to ignite future scientists, Department of Chemistry organized community development program titled “Departmental Social Responsibility (DSR)" on 26th July 2017 for students from St. Antony School, Cole's Park, Bengaluru.
- Event: Blood – Lead (Pb) Awareness Program
Blood – Lead (Pb) Awareness Program: The chemistry department conducted a blood – lead awareness program in association with St. John’s Medical College on the 14th of December 2017 Science Day. This initiative primarily targeted the supporting staff, teaching staff and students of the college.
2018 - 2019
- Industry- Academia Interface
Interaction of industrialists with students, conducted by Department of Chemistry on 11/01/2019 Mr. Durga Prasad, Asst Gen. Manager, Karnataka Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL), Bangalore.
- Event: Exhibition
Science exhibition was conducted on 28th Feb, 2019 by department of Chemistry to commemorate the discovery of “Raman Effect”to showcase of few interesting experiments live dry ice experiment, How silver inhibited bacterial growth and spread on culture growing in petri plate, Upon flashing torch light on fluorescent strips, how they increase visibility in the dark, for all drivers in roads.
- Event : “Laboratory Safety measures” on 5th March 2019
Resource person: Ms. Haseen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, Bengaluru.
Description : Basic safety rules for laboratory conduct should be observed whenever working in a laboratory. Hence a lecture was conducted for the lab attenders by department of chemistry on “Laboratory Safety measures” The main objective of the talk is create awareness among the lab attenders about the most common safety rules followed in Science laboratory.
- Event : “Laboratory Safety measures” on 6th March 2019
Resource person: Dr. Netravathi, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, Bengaluru.
Description : Basic safety rules for laboratory conduct should be observed whenever working in a laboratory. Hence a lecture was conducted for the undergraduate students by department of chemistry on “Laboratory Safety measures” The main objective of the talk is create awareness among the students about the most common safety rules followed in Science laboratory.
- Event : Workshop in Biological and Physical sciences on 13th September 2019
Funding agency associated with: DBT Star College Program, Govt. of India
Description : The main objective of the workshop is to inculcate scientific temperament and research component in students to develop their independent critical thinking, as well as to facilitate learning with research modalities, to develop problem solving skills and to get hands on experience through instrumentation /experimentation.
- PG lecture series:
PG lecture series was conducted on 10th October 2019 by department of Chemistry for M.Sc., Chemistry students on topic “Understanding the Condensation reactions in Chemistry”. The speaker, Dr. S. Murugan conveyed the message that learning of chemistry is easy and not difficult as many people say. He gave a PowerPoint presentation on the basics of mechanism of various different condensation reactions and highlighted on how they can be related to each other. It was truly an eye opener to the students to approach the subject in a proper way as the students generally tend to learn chemistry by rote memory.
- Event: FDP- Workshop on-“Microscale techniques in Chemistry” on 11th October 2019
Resource person: Dr. S. Murugan, Retired HOD of Chemistry, S. T. Hindu College, Nagercoil
Description : A one day workshop was conducted by department of chemistry on microscale techniques in analysis of chemical reactions in which Dr. Murugan gave hands on training on carrying out some important organic reactions in spot plates and semi-micro test tubes. Training was given on microscale preparations and titrations. It serves the following purposes. reducing the amount of chemicals used.
• environment friendly chemicals.
• less time consuming.
• less hazardous to the teachers, students and lab assistants.
- Event : “INSPIRE” (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) Science Camp on 22nd to 26th October 2018
Department of Chemistry organized “INSPIRE” (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) SCIENCE INTERNSHIP Camp, in association with the departments of Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Electronics, from the 22nd to 26th of October 2018. Sixteen eminent speakers from reputed institutes addressed more than 200 students from 10 colleges in Bangalore. The programme was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and is being organized throughout the country to give PU students an opportunity to experience the thrill of invention, innovation and discovery.
2019 - 2020
- The seminar titled “Quantum dots as sensitizers and probes for solar cell and sensing application” was organized for 300 students on 6th December 2019. The resource person Prof. Geetha Balakrishnan, Director CNMS, Jain University, Bengaluru, expounded about the quantum dots and their modifications by doping, to enhance the performance of sensitizers in solar cells. Furthermore the talk also focused the applications of probes in solar cells.
- The seminar titled “Importance of Research in current scenario: quality vs. quantity” was organized for 300 students on 3rd January 2020. The resource person was Prof. GurumurthyHegde, Associate Professor and Prof. CNR Rao Chair Professor, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru. He explained about research methodology and gave them tips to search literature for specific science topics. He explained about the importance of paper publication in peer-reviewed journal as per UGC norms.
- Event: Exhibition
Description : National Science Day was celebrated on 28thFebruary 2020to commemorate the discovery of “Raman Effect”to showcase of few interesting experiments such as Elephant Toothpaste and Golden rain in Chemistry lab by the final year students.
- Event: TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS
Description : Prathibimb- Dhatu commemorated 150 years of the Periodic Table of Elements. On this occasion, the Chemistry Association conducted a quiz on the Periodic Table. The prelims of the quiz were held on 19th August 2019 (Monday) from which the top 8 teams were selected for the finals which was held on Science Day.
2020 - 2021
- Event: Two-day webinar on “Higher Education in the 21st Century: Vision and Action in the Current Scenario” Description : A two day webinar on “Higher Education in the 21stCentury: Vision and Action in the Current Scenario” was conducted by department of Chemistry on 5th and 6th June 2020. On day one Prof. (Dr.) A.K. Bakhshi,Vice-Chancellor, PDM University, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, covered all that is required for this field at today’s juncture such as pillars in teaching, essential quality in research, ICT, leaders in higher education and many more reforms need in education system in India. On 2ndday Dr. Geetharani K. Assistant Professor, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Dr. Prakash Chandra Mondal, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur were addressing the participants about latest research improvements in their research area.
- Event: Webinar on "Surfactants, Production and their Importance in day-to-day Life"
Description : Webinar on "Surfactants, Production and their Importance in day-to-day Life" by Dr. Keshav A.Bulbule, Consultant Project SP-32, E-ParisaraaPvt Ltd on 10th November 2020 at 10.30 am to 11. 30 am. A webinar was conducted for our PG Chemistry students; about 60 participants, including many of our staff members, took part in it and gave positive feedback.
- Event: Fresher’s Day 2020, Retro Chemathon
Description : We had a webinar by Professor Balaji Rao Jagirdar, IISc titled “All that does not glitter is also gold”. It was a very informative and interesting talk about nanoparticles and color of gold in nano sizes. We had another meeting for our games after the talk. We had 2 rounds. 1st round was quiz, it had 10 questions. 2nd round was pick and speak. Winners: Maria Felicia- 1st position -BtCB (BSc). Annie -2nd position-BCom.A.Brinda-3rd position-CBZ(BSc).
- Event: Elemingo on 25th September 2020
Description : Bingo, instead of numbers we have chemistry elements name. We asked questions whose answers will be name of the elements. The event went on well there were about 80 registrations for a WhatsApp group was created and there was a preliminary round day before the event the preliminary round had crossword chemistry puzzle based on basic chemistry topics and elements of periodic table 25 of them were selected and made up to Elemingo the event was organized via Microsoft teams the participants were sent their Elemingo cards and the event started with great vigor and excitement with active participation.
- Event: EDUCATE on 1st March 2021
Description : A webinar on chemistry of cosmetics where students got to know about the chemistry behind the everyday cosmetics like perfume, lipsticks, and shampoo, which we use daily. This event was a fundraising event for the education of a girl child.
- Event: Science Day, FUN WITH CHEMISTRY on 5th March 2021
Description : On Science week we conducted online event displaying fun chemistry experiments. The event was called fun with chemistry.
- Event: Quiz
Description : We conducted a quiz along with math association for the PU students. We only framed questions for the quiz, rest they did. Screen shot of some framed questions.
- Event: CULAH, Chemistry around us on 13th March 2021
Description : For Culah we conducted an offline called Chemistry Around You, which was a pictionary based event on chemistry surrounding us. We had 16 participants, We did 2 rounds, 1st round we did elimination, 9 people went to final round.
2021 – 2022
- Event: Quiz Competition, World Environment Day 2021 on 5th June 2021
Description: On world environment day, that is celebrated on 5th June every year, we department of chemistry conducted a Quiz for students. The purpose of the Quiz was to remind students about the importance of nature and spread awareness, about the threat to the environment. COVID-19 has also shown, just how disastrous the consequences of ecosystem loss can be as we have created ideal conditions for pathogens like coronaviruses to spread. We received 41 responses from students, belonging from both PG and UG departments. According to the responses, the average score of everyone was 85.4%. Overall, it was a successful event.
- Event: “Insights to Competitive Exams for Chemistry Post Graduates” on 5th July 2021
RESOURCE PERSON: Dr. Vinayak Kamat, Coordinator, NET/KSET Coaching, School of Chemistry, Dharwad, Karnataka.
Description: The purpose of the event was to improve PG Chemistry students' chances of qualifying NET and GATE exams. As a resource, the speaker has qualified for the JRF and GATE exams multiple times. He shared his experiences with the students and also discussed various exam preparation tips and strategies.
- Event Details: On 21st Aug 2021, we hosted a webinar on the topic ‘Periodic Table and Modern Challenges of Chemistry’ by Prof. Suman Mukhopadhyay (Discipline of Chemistry, IIT Indore). The event was open for all UG students who keep interest in the subject chemistry. We received a great response from all years of UG students especially from the freshers. Overall, it was a successful event.
- Event: “Food Adulteration & its Health Impact” on 22nd September 2021
Description : As part of Nutrition month, the department of Chemistry conducted an awareness program on “Food Adulteration & its Health Impact”. In this activity, student volunteers demonstrated different tests to determine adulterants and explained the consequences.
- Event: Academicia: Stoicheia 2021, Elements Around Us on 12th October 2021
Description: For the first time ever, Mount Carmel College hosted an inter-collegiate academic fest. We department of chemistry organized a fun and interesting game event in which the participants were given elements on the spot and were told to look for the same. This event was held oline on MS Teams. The event went smooth. The winners were given e-certificates along with a gift voucher. The rest received participation certificates.
- Event: Science Week’21 (“Prathibimb- Ayushi”), Fun with Chemistry on 29th Oct, 2021.
Description : We department of chemistry organized our very first offline event celebrating Science Week’21 in Mount Carmel College. This event had us show casing some fun and interesting experiments keeping safety in mind. The experiments we performed on how to make your own natural body cream, body butter, lip balm & perfume. Science experiments like Cabbage indicator experiment, Elephant toothpaste, Invisible ink, Magic color change and toothpaste making were shown with their chemistry. The event was successful as we received 49 feedback responses saying that our event was extremely organized, was interesting and informative.
- Event: Cul-Week’ 21, ChemBingo on 9th Nov,2021
Description: On the first day of Cul-Week, we department of chemistry had our offline game event post-pandemic situation. We organized a game event ChemBingo. The bingo cards had names of common elements and compounds. We asked the participants around 25 questions about these elements/compounds and the player has to call out ‘Bingo’ once it has placed 5 markers in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The first two people who call out bingo win the event. The event was played fairly and with fun.
- Event: “Preparation of Multi-purpose liquid detergent” on 27th November 2021
Description: The Preparation was started at 10 am with approximately 40 students and 6 faculties. The students were divided into groups to perform the experiment and completed the preparation by 11 am. College stores received prepared liquid soap for future use.
- Event: “Plastic Pollution and its Management” on 28th February 2022
Description: As part of celebrating National Science Day, the Department of Chemistry organized a program for the students of Mount Carmel Central School in Bengaluru to promote awareness about plastic pollution and its management.The presentation was given by Dr. N.S. Kaviyarasi, Assistant Professor of the Department, in which she discussed the facts and figures related to the presence of plastic pollutants in the environment and how they affect people and animals.Additionally, she taught the students how to identify plastic products on the market by their plastic resin identification codes, as well as the 5R strategy to reduce plastic waste through Refusing, Reducing, Reusing, Repurposing and Recycling.
- Event: “How to be a successful student? & Scope and Career Opportunities in Chemistry” on 12th April 2022
Description: As part of student enrichment program, the Department of Chemistry organized a program for the students of final year UG and PGchemistry.Prof. Nirmala Vaz, PG HOD, Research Director, Department of Chemistry,Jyoti Nivas College, Bengaluru, delivered a talk to motivate the students with her success mantras for a successful life. She also enlightened our students about the various scopes and career opportunities in Chemistry.
- Event: “Plastic waste management and its regulation in India” on 30th April 2022
Description: As part of student enrichment program, the Department of Chemistry organized a program for the students of 1styear UG and PG Chemistry. Ms. P. K. Selvi, Scientist D, CPCB, Bengaluru, delivered a talk to create awareness among the students about plastic waste and its management. She also enlightened our students about the various single use plastics and the government polices to control it.
2022 - 2023
- Event name: “The big bang theory” Novato’s ‘22- Fresher’s day on 29/08/22
Description: The event consist of three round
1. Round 1→ Quizzing fun-general chemistry questions.
2. Round 2→ Game of Pictionary
3. Round 3→ King’s game + Tie breaker game.
- Event: “Evaluating Ayurvedic knowledge through Modern Tools & Technologies” on 23/09/22
Description: As part of student enrichment program, the Department of Chemistry organized a program for the students of UG and PG Chemistry. The guest speaker Dr. Beena Bhat, Executive Vice President-Research, Sami-Sabinsa Group, Bengaluru, discussed the latest tools & technologies used to extract phytochemicals that are pharmacologically important. During her lecture, she explained how research-driven or market-driven products are developed. Moreover, her presentation helped students understand how important chemistry is in drug discovery. Responses were overwhelmingly positive.
- Event : “The Royalty Test ” Academicia‘22- Vedashtra on 28/09/22
Dr. Charmaine Jerome
Vice Principal & Associate Professor
Ms. Bhagyalakshmi N
HOD & Associate Professor
Ms. S Shanthi
Ms. Vimala Preetham Raj
Ms. Syeda Haseen Buvabi
Coordinator & Assistant Professor
Dr. Nethravathi C
Dr. K C Mahesh
Co-ordinator (PG - chemistry) & Associate Professor
Ms. S Vani
Dr. M Umayal
Dr. Priya B
Ms. Jeena Susan George
Dr. Pinki Pal
Dr. Chitralekha Sidana
Dr. N S Kaviyarasi
Dr. Chandrama Basu