Dr. Shivakumar H R
Professor & Head of Department
History and Features of the Department
Chemistry is the science that deals with composition of materials, their structures and properties, the transformations they undergo, and the energy changes that accompany these transformations. The goal of engineering chemistry department is to provide broad as well as fundamental knowledge of theoretical, applied and experimental chemistry to the budding engineers to enable them to embark on professional careers of their choice and also to become an outstanding centre for research and developmental activities.
The department offers PhD programme in chemistry 6 research scholars awarded PhD during the last 3 years and 5 research scholars are pursuing doctoral degree from VTU. The project with a budget of 30 lakhs was sanctioned to Dr. H. R. Shivakumar, Prof. & Head by VGST, Govt. of Karnataka for carrying out research on polymer composites is under progress. The new instruments like Universal Testing Machine (UTM), Impact and Wear testing machines and FTIR Spectrophotometer procured to the research centre under this project grant.
A project with a budget of 7.8 lakhs sanctioned by VTU and a BRNS project with a budget of 17 lakhs sanctioned by the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India are successfully completed. Chemistry department is also offering consultancy services in UTM, Wear and Impact testing for polymer composites. The department has highly qualified and well experienced faculty.
Mrs. Surekha M. has 16 years of teaching experience and is actively involved in conductivity and ultrasonic research. She has published 4 research paper in reputed international journal. Mr Vivek Padpu working as Assistant Professor since 6 years. He is involved in the research work in the field of nanotechnology. Mr. Sujay M. M., working as the instrument lab specialist in Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Advanced Materials and Technology(CRAMT). He has published one research paper in reputed international journal. Mr. Sathish 1.B. and Mr. Honnappa P. are working as supporting staff in the department.
Facilities and Resources: Digital viscometer, Digital Ultrasonic Interferometer, Double beam UV-VIS spectrophotometer, 4 & S5digit electronic balances with computer and density kit, Flame Photometer, Digital Conductivity meter/TDS meter, Titanium graphite electrodes, Graphite anode, Colorimeter, Digital pH/Potentiometer, De-ionizer, Distillation plant, Hot air oven, IR Lamp, Centrifuge, Magnetic stirrer, Sonicator, Dielectric constant meter and computers with internet facility.
Program Educational Objectives(PEO) of the Department
- PEO 1: To provide quality education and knowledge in contemporary science and technology to meet the challenges in the field of Civil Engineering and to serve the society.
- PEO 2: To impart the knowledge of analysis and design using the codes of practice and software packages.
- PEO 3: To inculcate the sense of ethics, morality, creativity, leadership, professionalism, self confidence and independent thinking.
- PEO 4: To motivate the students to take up higher studies and innovative research projects.
- PO1: Engineering Knowledge: To apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems
- PO2: Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
- PO3: Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate considerations for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
- PO4: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.
- PO5: 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.
- PO6: 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.
- PO7: 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.
- PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
- PO9: Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member of leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
- PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with 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.
- PO11: 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
- PO12: 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.
- PSO1 : PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS Demonstrate sound knowledge in analysis, design, laboratory investigations, survey, map and plan layouts for buildings, structures and alignments for canals and roads aspects of civil engineering infrastructures.
- PSO2 : PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Specify, design, supervise, test and evaluate foundations and superstructures for residences, public buildings, industries, irrigation structures, hydraulic machines and surge systems, powerhouses, highways, railways, airways, docks and harbors.
- PSO3 : The ability to analyze the effects of natural calamities like earthquakes, landslides etc. including disaster management and to design stable structures for relevant stress resultants