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Department of Chemistry - About the Department

The Department of Chemistry is one of the premier Departments in Government College of Technology. The faculty is well qualified and motivated with a strong commitment to teaching and research which is reflected on producing good result in Engineering Chemistry in I year Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering in higher semesters and also publishing original research papers in national and international journals.

Academic Programmes

The Department offers Applied Chemistry course in the first year and Environmental Science and Engineering course in the second year for all BE/B.Tech.  Environmental Chemistry Course is also offered at PG level for ME Civil - Environmental Engineering.

The Department is a recognized centre for research by Anna University Chennai. The Ph.D. programme includes an integrated sequence of course work and research in various branches of Chemistry.

Research Areas

 The areas of research performed in this department fall into three broad categories as indicated below:

Environmental Analytical Chemistry

  • Biosorption
  • Trace organics and inorganics removal and recovery
  • Bioremediation

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Synthesis and characterization of inner transition and transition metal –Hydrazine- Aromatic carboxylic acids - polymeric complexes.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of carbon-metal oxide nano composites and applications in dye removal and super capacitance.

 Environmental Chemistry

  • Removal of anions and heavy metals from aqueous medium using chemically modified ion-exchange resin, inner transition metal oxide nano composites and bio-sorbents.

Corrosion Science

  • Corrosion inhibition studies