DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Introduction:
The department of Chemistry is housed in the ground floor of Grandhi Venkata Reddy Naidu block. Chemistry as one of the combinations is offered right from the inception of the college in 1949. Chemistry is offered as ancillary in combination with Mathematics, Agricultural Science and Physics in old Intermediate. PUC was introduced in 1957 and three year B.Sc., degree course was introduced in 1958. During 1956-58, Chemistry was offered as two year BA course.
Presently, the department consists of two big laboratories and one smaller laboratory, one preparation room, one balance room, one instrumentation room, one departmental library cum student reading room, one store room and one staff room.
The Department of chemistry is functioning effectively to impart the subject and in preparing many scientists, researchers in chemistry since the inception of the college. Among many other scholars promoted by this department Padma Shri awardee Dr. M.V.Rao a renowned scientist, a recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award in Agriculture is a feather in the cap of the then The Narsapur College.
The College owes its development to the untiring efforts of the following members as principals from the Department of Chemistry.

  • Sri Vanguri Subba Rao: Founder Principal
  • Sri MS Avadhanulu: Excelled himself as a Principal and head of the department during 1980-84. He is a prominent Vedic Scholar.
  • Sri P Suryanarayana
  • Sri P Subrahmanyam
  • Sri KVSR Bapanna, Sri M Bapi Raju, Sri KK Rangachary, Sri MB Venkateswara Rao and Sri K Ravi Babu served in the department for more than three decades.
  • Lt.Cdr KK Rangachari and Lt. PSNH Ramachandra Rao contributed their services as Associate NCC officers (ANOs) in 7(A) Naval Unit NCC. At present Lt.,SB Ronald is working as ANO
  • Sri G. Venkateswara Rao former HOD of the department served as first Controller of Examinations.

Present Faculty and Working Since:

  • Dr. PSNH Ramachandra Rao, Reader & HOD, Working since 22-10-1984
  • Dr. SB Ronald, Reader, Working since 01-04-1991
  • Dr. B. Ananda Kumar, Lecturer, working since 14-02-2002
  • Sri Ch Udaya Bhaskara Rao, Lecturer, working since 29-10-1999
  • Sri Ch RVR Prasad, Lecturer, working since 03-11-1999
  • Sri Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Lecturer, working since 19-07-2007
  • Kum. K. Sandhya Rani, Demonstrator, working since 11-10-2015

Highlights:

  • Good building accommodation-Separate well equipped laboratories
  • Sophisticated equipment HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) worth 10 lakh and UV-VISIBLE Spectrophotometer (worth 2 lakhs) are made available.
  • Two Computers with Internet facility.
  • e-class room with LCD projector and OHP.
  • Departmental library with good collection of Books.
  • MOUs with leading company
  • Number of doctorates: 3
  • Number of publications: 40
  • Completed one MRP sponsored by UGC-SERO, Hyderabad.
  • Applied for one MRP to UGC-SERO, Hyderabad.
  • Generator facility is available.

Infrastructure:

  • The department has fairly established laboratories covering an area of 478.80 sq mts (5153.75 sq ft) for the conduct of practicals for the undergraduate students.
  • A separate chemical store is maintained by storekeeper.
  • LPG cylinders are provided in the labs and a generator serves the department.
  • A reference library consisting of about 200 books in Chemistry is housed in the department to cater to the needs of the faculty and students.
  • The department is equipped with sophisticated equipment HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) worth 10 lakh and . UV-VISIBLE Spectrophotometer (worth 2 lakhs) are made available
  • The department is also equipped with teaching aids like OHP, slide projector, atomic and molecular models, charts, hot air oven, electrical balance, electronic balances, analytical balances, digital pH meters, conductivity meters, potentiometers polarimeter, melting point apparatus etc.

Recent achievements:

  • Dr. B. Ananda Kumar awarded doctoral degree from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in the year 2013
  • Students won 1st and 2nd prizes in State level Seminar-2015 organized by MVNJS & RVR Degree College, Malikipuram, East Godavari Dt.
  • Department members presented 04 papers in National seminars, attended 4 workshops and published 3 papers in International Journal
  • 50% of the students (2016 pass outs) are doing PG.
    • Dr.M.V.S.Suryanarayana, Scientist -G, Associate Director, DRDE, Gwalior delivered a Lecture on "Analytical Chemistry in the service of soldier and society" on 06.03.2017 (Third Person)

    • Prof. G. Nageswara Rao, VC of Andhra University, inaugurating the International Year of Chemistry -2011

    • Dr C. Satyanarayana Rao addressing on the occasion of International year of Chemistry-2011

    • Guest lecture by Dr JSVM Lingeswara Rao, Director-Quality Control Department, Dayton, New Jersey USA

    • Guest Lecture by Prof.YLN Murthy, Head, Department of Chemistry and Co-ordinator UGC-SAP, Visakhapatnam

    • Guest lecture by Dr. E.R. Subrahmanyam HOD, SKBR Post Graduate College, Amalapuram

    • Workshop on "SEPARATION METHODS AND INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN CHEMISTRY"

    • Workshop on Bio-informatics

    • State Level Quiz Competition for Degree Students

    • State Level Essay Writing Competition

    • SB Mutyala Rao II B.Sc., MPC (TM) Class first, receiving merit from Dr.C.Satyanarayana Rao,Secretary & Correspondent

    • Demonstrating tests to create awareness among farmers about adulteration of fertilizers by degree students

    • Distributing pamphlets about adulteration of fertilizers to the farmers by degree students in fields

    • Demonstrating experiments in chemistry to school children at municipal school, Narsapur by degree students

    • Dr PSNH Ramachandra Rao as chairperson on the National seminar at SKSD College, Tanuk

    • Dr SB Ronald as guest faculty at BGBS women’s college, Narsapur

    • Dr SB Ronald, Associate NCC Officer as Parade Commander on NCC day

    • Dr SB Ronald, participated in National level All India Tracking camp (NCC) at Ranchi, Bihar