DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
1. Name of the Department & its Year of Establishment
Chemistry – 1986
2. Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated
Masters; Integrated Ph.D., etc.)
Under Graduate Courses : B.Sc., MPC, BZC, MBC and FMC
Certificate Course under EDC : Preparation of Household products
3. Interdisciplinary courses and departments involved
Interdisciplinary courses Departments involved
Milk and Processing of Arts, Commerce,
Consumer Products Biological and Applied
4. Annual/ semester/choice based credit system
Semester and Choice Based Credit System.
5. Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments
The faculty teach
“Science & Technology”, “Contemporary India, Economy & Polity & Society”,
“Environmental Studies” to the students of all the courses.
Water analysis of fish pond water samples in aquaculture maintained by Zoology
6. Number of teaching posts sanctioned and filled (Professors/Associate Professors/Asst.
Asst. Professors 5 5
7. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization (D.Sc./D.Litt./
Ph.D./ M.Phil., etc.)
Name Qualificat Designation Specialization No. of
ion Years of
Smt. S.Kalpana M.Sc, Asst.Prof Organic Chemistry 24
Smt. B.G.S.Sowrabha M.Sc, Asst. Prof Inorganic Chemistry 24
Smt. T.Anjali M.Sc, Asst. Prof Organic Chemistry 23
Smt. K.Durga Harika M.Sc Asst. Prof Organic Chemistry 2
Kum. V.Suguna M.Sc Asst. Prof Organic Chemistry 1
8. Percentage of classes taken by temporary faculty- program- wise information
9. Program wise student Teacher ratio
B.Sc( MPC) 39 : 1 B.Sc(B.Z.C) 44: 1
B.Sc(MBC) 22 : 1
10. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned
Administrative: Sanctioned -2 Filled-2
Technical: Sanctioned -1 Filled-1
11. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International
funding agencies and c ) Total grants received:
The course is a self-financed course. Hence no agency funded projects are under
taken. But the Management funded the project by two faculty members on “Separation of
Chlorophyll Pigments by Thin Layer Chromatography”.
12. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST, DBT, ICSSR, etc.; total grants received
A Minor project done on Water Analysis under U.G.C. Basic Scientific Research
Grants. The Management funded projects are
Red cabbage as natural indicator.
A project study on tea leaves.
Rose as an indicator.
Role of onion for the identification of acids and bases.
Estimation of alkali by using hibiscus as an indicator.
Determination of PH in different water samples.
Estimation of Casein in different types of Milk.
13. Research facility
Research facility is provided in the departmental Laboratory and instrumentation
room by using UV – Visible Spectrophotometer.
Monographs : 2
Comparative study on natural indicators and synthetic indicator.
Booklet on Noble Laureates of Chemistry
15. Details about Patents and income generated
16. Areas of consultancy and income generated
Consultancy is offered to local housewives on the preparation of home needs.
Educated local farmers on usage of Pesticides.
17. Faculty recharging strategies:
Faculty recharge themselves by attending orientation programmes conducted by other
universities, presenting papers in State, National and International Seminars, Symposia
National Seminars attended: 21 Papers Presented: 3
18. Student projects:
Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter –
Percentage of students doing projects in collaboration with industries / institutes
19. Awards / recognitions received at the national and international level by
Faculty : Received Best Department Award from the Management for two
Name of the Event Presented/ Participated Prizes
National Seminar 5 2
National Workshop 1 --
National Quiz 4 --
20. Seminars/Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding National/
International) with details of outstanding participants, if any.
Date Name of the activity Topic/ Exhibits Name of the expert
30-11-2007 Science Exhibition Live Models and Charts Sri. N. Kumar, H.O.D,
Department of Chemistry,
PBS College of Arts &
17-08-2008 Chemistry QUIZ General Chemistry Sri Karatikayan, Lec in
chemistry, P.B. Siddhartha
College of Arts & Science,
14-09-2011 Science Quest – 2011 Power Point Dr. M.Sarath Babu, HOD,
& Presentation on MIC College of Technology,
15-09-2011 “Applications of VJA.
Nanomaterials” Dr.T.V.Reddy, H.O.D,
essay writing on “The Department of Chemistry,
Contribution of Women PBS College of Arts &
to Science” Science, VJA
13-12-2011 CHEM-FEST-2011 Debate, Dr. Basaveswara Rao,
(On the occasion of JAM, H.O.D, Department of
International year of Collage, Chemistry, Krishna
Chemistry) Chem Comedy Skit on University
Cosmetics Dr. Debendra Mahopatra,
Short Film Making on Senior Scientist IICT,
21. Student profile course wise:
Name of the Course Applications Selected Pass
(refer question no. 2) received Percentage
B.Sc(MPC) 80 45 60%
B.Sc (BZC) 56 48 60%
B.Sc(MBC) 40 19 83%
22. Diversity of Students
Name of the % of students from % of students % of students % of students
Course the College from the other from other from the other
(refer question Colleges State Countries
B.Sc (MPC) 30% 70% -- --
B.Sc (BZC) 30% 70% -- --
B.Sc(MBC) 20% 80% -- --
23. How many students have cleared Civil Services, Defense Services, NET, SLET, GATE
and any other competitive examinations?
15% of the students appeared for competitive exams like Railway Recruitment, APPSC,
Group – II, III, IV, Bank Services and P. Officers. etc.
24. Student progression
Student progression %
UG to PG 80%
PG to M.Phil. Nil
PG to Ph.D. Nil
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral Nil
Campus selection 5%
Other than campus recruitment 5%
25. Diversity of staff
Percentage of faculty who are graduates
of the same parent university 20%
from other universities within the State 20%
from other universities from other States 60%
26. Number of faculty who were awarded with Ph.D., D.Sc. and D.Litt. during the
One member is pursuing Ph.D.
27. Present details about infrastructural facilities
a) Departmental Library
Books : 318
Question Banks : 4
e-Materials : 10
Study materials : for all papers.
Laboratory Manuals : for all papers.
b) Internet facilities for staff and students : Internet facility is provided to staff and
students in the Department.
c) Total number of class rooms : 12, 2 labs and 1 instrumentation room.
d) Class rooms with ICT facility :2
e) Students laboratories :4
f) Research laboratories : Library and Instrumentation room is
used for research and project works.
28. Number of students of the department getting financial assistance from College/
40 students get financial assistance from Spoorthi Cell, Durga Priya, Poor Students
Fund and Siddhartha Foundation.
29. Was any n e e d a s s e s s m e n t e x e r c i s e u n d e r t a k e n before d e v e l o p m e n t of
new Program? If so, give the methodology.
Feedback collected from the alumni, industrialists, and academicians is analysed
and discussed in the Board of Studies. Curriculum is changed as per the need and
approved by the Academic Council.
30. Does the department obtain feedback from
A. Faculty, on curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation, if so, how does
the department utilize it?:
In the departmental meetings the need for changes in curriculum and teaching
learning evaluation is discussed and suggestions of the faculty are considered.
B. Students on staff, curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation and what
is the response of the department to the same?
The department collects feedback from the students and accordingly changes
are made in the curriculum and teaching methods. Keeping their feedback in view
the department is arranging field trips and project works.
C. Alumni and employers on the programmes and what is the response of the
department to the same?
Old students attend the alumnae meets, College Day celebrations and Fete.
They also visit the department and interact with the faculty. Some of them are also
appointed as members of Board of Studies. The department considers the suggestions
of the alumnae to update the curriculum.
31. List the distinguished Alumni of the department (maximum 10)
S.No Name Designation
1 K.Visali Software Engineer, U.S.A
2 Y.Samatha Regional Environment Engineer, Guntur.
3 P.Lakshmi Prasanna Software Engineer, Chennai.
4 B.Visali Senior Scientist, Reddy Labs, HYD.
5 N.Madhavi Head P.G Chemistry, JKC College,
6 S.Kavitha Asst.Professor in Chemistry,
V.R.Siddhartha Engineering college, VJA.
7 T.Renuka Asst.Professor in Chemistry Sri Chaitanya,
8 R.Anuradha Asst.Professor in Chemistry, K.B.N,
Engineering College, VJA.
9 M.Kiranmai Associate Professor, S.R.K. Engineering
10 K.K.Rama Devi Programmer, HCL, HYD.
32. Give details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures/ workshops
seminar) with external experts:
Date Activity Topic Name of the guest
02-03-2007 Special Lecture “Spectroscopy” Prof. K.Saraswathi HOD,
PG Dept P.B.Siddhartha College
01-09-2007 Special Lecture “Gene therapy” Sri C.Bala sekhran,
Asst.Professor, Dept. of Bio-
22-08-2009 Seminar “Nano sciences and Dr.B.Sreedhar Assistant
Nanotechnology an Director, IICT, Hyderabad
09-09-2009 Arranged “Nava III MPC students
Natural and Ratnalu,Nava
Chemical Dhatuvulu and
substances Nava Dhanyalu”
13-07-2010 Special Lecture “Stereo chemistry” Prof.P.V.V.Satyanarayana,
HOD of chemistry,
Acharya Nagarjuna University
16-09-2010 Seminar Ozone layer and its Retired professor K. Bayyapa
significance Reddy, Department of
Acharya Nagarjuna University
and Sri A.Subba Rao, Manager,
Pollution Control Board
13-08-2011 Seminar Usage of Drugs – Sri. Y.Sateesh, Director, Quality
Lasting Impact on Control, Baxter Health Care
Human Body (Asia) P.Ltd, Singapur.
09-11-2011 Special Lecture “Green Chemistry” Dr.M.Manoranjani, HOD,
Chemistry PG centre,
P.B.Siddhartha College of Arts &
24-01-2012 Special Lecture “Molecular Dr.C.Venkateswarlu,
Symmetry “ Asst.Professor, K.V.R College,
31-01-2012 Special Lecture “Pericyclic Dr.C.Venkateswarlu,
Compounds” Asst.Professor, K.V.P College,
03-02-2012 Special Lecture ”Drugs, Source, Dr.G.Devalarao, Principal,
Classification and K.V.S.R Siddhartha college of
Analysis “ Pharmaceutical sciences
11-02-2012. Special Lecture “Chemistry of Solid Ms.Y.Samata, Regional
Waste Environment Engineer
33. List the teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes
In addition to the traditional chalk and talk method ICT based teaching, practical
orientation in labs, Power point presentations, display of charts, live models, project
works, case studies, surveys, seminars, group discussions, Quiz, wall magazines and
arranging field trips (Model Dairy, Power Plant, Agro Oil Mills, Aluminum and Steel
Industry, Vijaya Bakery, G.M.C. Balayogi Science Park, K.C.P Sugar Factory, Recycling
Industry, Retrading of Tyres) to have practical exposure.
34. How does the department ensure that programme objectives are constantly met and
learning outcomes monitored?
Yes. After every programme the department conducts a review meeting with
their wards and based on the suggestions changes are made. Feed back is taken
periodically to ensure that the students are benefited with the programmes and parent
teacher meets are arranged to inform the performance of the wards.
35. Highlight the participation of students and faculty in extension activities:
The department inaugurated a club “Analyte” with faculty and students of Chemistry
as members. The activities taken up by the club are –
Publishing of News letter and Wall Magazine.
To promote “Earn While You Learn“ programme students are trained in the
preparation of home needs.
Arranged a magic show by a renowned magician Sri.Kranthikar on social evils.
The Department adopted Boyapati Sivarama Krishnaiah Municipal High School,
RCM Aided Elementary School and Ammavadi, a home for destitutes and Street
children. Students have been participating in the extension activities since 2005.
Activities at Municipal Schools.
1.To promote self employment of the orphans at SKCV Upper Primary and Child
Aid Foundation Schools, conducting practical orientation classes and motivation
classes for RCM Aided Elementary school.
2.An elocution competition was conducted on “Global Warming” for the students
of Boyapati Sivarama Krishnaiah Municipal High school.
1.Donated note books, pens, files and provisions worth of Rs 9,000/-, and
conducted competitions to the orphans of “Ammavadi”.
2.E. Padmaja, III MPC celebrated her birthday with the children of Ammavadi, an
3.To have the habit of sharing and serving students and faculty distributed
Uniforms on the occasion of Joy of Giving Week.
Environmental Awareness Activities:
In collaboration with Pollution Control Board Vijayawada, the department has
been conducting environmental awareness activities since 2006.
1.Participated in a “cycle rally” with placards, paintings, conducted elocution,
essay writing and painting competitions, Bio-fashion show, celebrated Eco-
friendly Week, given power point presentation, formed a human chain and took
an oath, Say No to Plastic programme, Pollution check-up camps and shown
Oscar awarded movie “wall-e”.
2.Given Safety instructions for local formers on using ‘Pesticides’.
1.Students rendered community service at Help Hospital Vijayawada and
conducted a rally on National Science Day in collaboration with Jana Vignana
2.The staff of the department adopted the children of HIV affected parents.
36. Give details of “Beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department:
The Department conducted six Surveys on –
1. Effect of Pesticides positive and negative on the health and economic conditions
of the farmers in and around Vijayawada.
2. Effect of Industrial Pollution in Autonagar.
3. Primary School Children, their living conditions and their impact on their studies.
4. Usage of Cosmetics.
5. Condition & treatment of patients in Help & Prashanth Hospitals.
6. Handloom weavers of Mangalagiri village.
S.Kalpana HOD Chemistry
Invited as the Chief guest for the week long celebrations of Ravindra Bharathi School
Participated in the panel discussion “Generation Gap” conducted by Rotary Club.
Speaker in a regional seminar conducted by press club on How to Prevent Ragging
and Suicides in Corporate Colleges.
Acted as a Judge for Science Exhibition at V.P. Siddhartha Public School,
Acted as a Quiz Master in a Quiz competition on Water Resources at Nalanda Vidya
Nikethan , Vijayawada.
Visited various industries and international laboratories in Salalah, Oman and Dubai.
B.G.S.Sowrabha : Is a member of Board of Studies J.M.J College, Tenali and acted as a
Judge for Science Exhibition at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada.
Smt T.Anjali, Additional Controller of Examinations Visited examination section in
Ethiraj College, Chennai and various industries and laboratories in Pune, Switzerland,
Paris, Singapore and Indonesia.
37. State whether the programme/ department is accredited/ graded by other agencies
1. IQAC of the college accredits the department annually.
38. Detail any five Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) of
Unity, Team Spirit, Planning and Co-operation of the faculty.
80% prefer to join in post graduation courses.
Providing learning material for slow learners.
All the members of the faculty are interested in pursuing M.Phil & Ph.D. As
most of them are adhoc lecturers they can neither avail FIP nor eligible to take up minor
or major research projects funded by U.G.C.
Well equipped laboratories to introduce innovative experiments.
Autonomous System helps to change the papers to suit the needs of the learners.
The department strives hard to promote all round development of the students.
To motivate the students to participate in extracurricular activities.
Upliftment of the academic standards of slow learners is a challenging task.
39. Future plans of the department.
To improve research orientation and encourage minor UGC project works.
To improve the academic qualification of the faculty.
To introduce more job oriented Certificate Courses & Diploma Courses.
To promote internship and on-job training programmes.
To encourage the students towards extension activities the Chemistry Club is trying
its best to make the students of Chemistry as ideal individuals to serve the nation