Mahendra Institutions

CHEMISTRY

Abouts Us

The department of chemistry was established in the year 1996.The department has a team of well-qualified staff with M.Phil and P.hD degrees. The Department of Chemistry strives to move ahead with the study and practice of the emerging dynamic needs. The Department foster creative expression and critical thinking of students, and integrate scholastic excellence in learning with discipline.

In addition to disciplinary instruction and practice, it offers pedagogically meaningful curricular and co-curricular which kindle the passion of learning in the minds of budding engineers and to prepare them innovative and creative to face the competitive world. The department has well equipped laboratory with all modern instruments. The department provides individual attention for character-building, personality development along with educational and research excellence. The department has been approved as a Research department by ANNA University, Chennai.


Vision

To be a world class college of Engineering, Technology and Management offering Quality Education, Innovative Research and Holistic Development of the Students and other learners


Mission
  • To impart and enhance the advanced knowledge and skills of students and professionals to meet the global challenges.
  • To offer effective solutions to the industries through research and consultancies.
  • To address rural needs through research and ecofriendly solutions.

Programme Educational Objectives:

The faculty of the Chemistry department is committed to sharing the responsibility of learning with the students, providing a rigorous academic environment that encourages active learning, high quality student performance, and ethical conduct. Through the integration of knowledge and skills acquired in a demanding set of courses, extracurricular experiences, and faculty expertise and scholarship, the department seeks to prepare its graduates:


  • To become successful in their chosen career path, whether it be in the practice of chemical engineering, in advanced studies in engineering or science or in other complementary disciplines;
  • To assume leadership roles in industry, business and/or their communities;
  • To contribute to the economic environment of their communities; and
  • To maintain career skills through life-long learning.
  • Graduates will consider the broader context of social, environmental, economic and safety issues and demonstrate high standards of professional and ethical responsibility to become responsible citizens and leaders in the community
Lab Facilities

The Chemistry laboratory is well equipped to cater the needs of students. It is equipped with modern digital equipments pertaining to the curriculum and syllabi of Anna University Chennai. Special attention is given to individual students by providing the required numbers of apparatus to learn the chemistry with excellence. Some of the important equipments available in the chemistry laboratory are:

  • Digital Conductivity meter
  • Digital Potentiometer
  • Digital Spectrophotometer
  • Flame photometer
  • Hot air Oven
  • Digital pH meter
  • Magnetic Stirrer with hot plate

Library:

Chemistry department have their own exclusive libraries.A total volume of 250 books are available in the Chemistry Library under the following major topics of chemistry which facilitates the students to know more about the application of chemistry in engineering field.


  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • National and International Journal publications.
Research works are being carried out in the thrust areas viz.,
  • Nanotechnology,
  • Inorganic Chemistry,
  • Electrochemistry and corrosion prevention studies.

Under the Guidance of Dr.B.Anand – Ph.D Scholars
S.No Name of the Research Scholar Full Time / Part Time Working Organization Topic
1. Ms.S.Chitra Part Time Mahendra Engineering College Microbial mediated corrosion by gram negative strains on mid steel material handling in the construction of ship
2. Mr.P.Manikandan Part Time Mahendra Engineering College Role of inhibitors in microbial induced corrosion and corrosion materials handling in the construction of ship

M.Phil Students
S.No Name of the Research Scholar Full Time / Part Time Working Organization Topic
1. Rajakumar Part Time Mahendra Institution Anti-Corrosive effect of different substrates on electrodeposition of Tin plating in Mild Steel Corrosion
2. Rajkumari Part Time Mahendra Institution Comparative study on Inhibition efficiency of Limonica Acidissima natural inhibitor on  mild steel corrosion in 1M HCl and 1M Sulphuric acid
3. Kanimozhi Part Time Mahendra Institution Effect of pyridine based compound as Corrosion Inhibitor on mild steel corrosion in  basic medium
4. Renuka Devi Part Time Mahendra Institution Investigation on antifouling activity of Bismuth oxy chloride on microbiologically induced Corrosion

Under the guidance of Dr.M.Jayandran – Ph.D Scholars
S.No Name of the Research Scholar Full Time / Part Time Working Organization Topic
1 Mr.P.Dhanakodi Part Time Mahendra Engineering College Synthesis , characterization and antibacterial studies of some transition metal of a shiff base derived from 1,4 bis(3-aminopropyl)piperazine
2 Mr.M.Nallakumar Part Time Mahendra Engineering College Trace metals and coastal waste, use to improve soil fertility and water quality management in aspect of Green Chemistry
3 Mr.M.Muhammed Haneefa Part Time Mahendra Engineering College Synthesis and characterization of nano sized metallic compound and its co-ordination with benzene mono hydrazone and dihydrazone.

M.Phil Students
S.No Name of the Research Scholar Full Time / Part Time Working Organization Topic
1 R.Saravanan Part Time Mahendra Institution Transition metal and waste management use to improve soli fertility and water quality management
2 P.Thangavel Part Time Mahendra Institution Transition metal and waste management use to improve soli fertility and water quality management
3 G.Venkateshwari Part Time Mahendra Institution Transition metal and waste management use to improve soli fertility and water quality management
4 Mrs.S.Thenmozhi Part Time Mahendra Institution Transition metal and waste management use to improve soli fertility and water quality management

Under the Guidance of Dr.K.M.Govindarju –Ph.D Scholars
S.No Name of the Research Scholar Full Time / Part Time Working Organization Topic
1 Mrs.S.Gayathri Part Time Mahendra Engineering College Synthesis and characterisation of nano metal oxide and doped metal oxide for the removal of ultrafine contaminants in membrane filtration

M.Phil Students
S.No Name of the Research Scholar Full Time / Part Time Working Organization Topic
1 Mrs.G.Chitra Part Time Mahendra Engineering College Role of Stabilizing agent on the synthesis of Sn doped nano ZnO through Sol-gel route
2 Mr.P.Vijayakumar Part Time Mahendra Engineering College A novel route for the synthesis of nano ZnO and its characterization.
3 Mrs.R.Sudha Part Time Mahendra Engineering College Synthesis and spectral characterization of nano ZnO through Hydrothermal route.
4 Mrs.R.Malarvizhi Part Time Mahendra Engineering College Biopolymer as a Stabilizing agent for the preparation of nano ZnO 

PG Students
S.No Name of the Research Scholar Full Time / Part Time Working Organization Topic
1 S.Ramya      -- Mahendra Engineering College Synthesis and characterisation of nano metal oxide
Research publications in refereed International journals
  • Anand.B and Balasubramanian.V, “Influence of Formazan Derivatives on Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Medium”, E-Journal of Chemistry, 6(S1) (2009) S438-S444. Impact Factor: 0.47 Citation Index : 5
  • Anand.B and Balasubramanian.V, “A Comparative Study on Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel Using PIPER NIGRUM L. in Different Acid Medium”, E-Journal of Chemistry, 7(3) (2010) 942-946. Impact Factor: 0.47 Citation Index : 5
  • Anand.B and Balasubramanian.V, “Corrosion Behaviour of Mild Steel in Acidic Medium in Presence of Aqueous Extract of Allamanda Blanchetii A”, E- Journal of Chemistry, 8(1) (2011) 226-230. Impact Factor: 0.47 Citation Index : 9
  • Anand.B and Balasubramanian.V, “Study of Formazan Derivative Inhibitor Used to Prevent the Mild Steel Material Used in the Construction of Ship Material”, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 23(5) (2011) 2106-2108. Impact Factor: 0.38 Citation Index : 2
  • Anand.B and Balasubramanian.V, “Investigation of Formazan of benzaldehyde  compound as corrosion inhibitor for Preventing Mild Steel Material in Acidic   Medium”, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 23(10) (2011) 4454-4456. Impact Factor: 0.38 Citation Index : 3
  • Anand.B and Balasubramanian.V, “Comparative Study on Mild Steel Corrosion using Formazan of p-dimethyl amino benzaldehyde compound as Corrosion inhibitor in acid medium”, International Journal of Advanced Materials Science, 1 (2011) 1-7. Impact Factor: 0.24
  • Anand.B and Balasubramanian.V, “Study on corrosion inhibition of mild steel using natural product as corrosion inhibitor in acidic medium”, Elixir Corrosion Journal , 37 (2011) 3832-3835. Impact Factor: 0.2
  • Anand.B and Balasubramanian.V, “The effect of organic based inhibitor on inhibiting the mild steel corrosion in Citric acid medium”, Elixir Corrosion Journal, 40 (2011) 5368-5371. Impact Factor: 0.2
  • Jayandran.M, Anand.B and Balasubramanian.V, “Electrochemical studies of Marine Dyes with some Cu (ii), Ni (ii), Zn(ii) and Pb (ii) metal complexes of 4-amino-3, 6-bis [[4-[[4-chloro-6-[(3-Sulfophenyl)Amino]-1,3,5-Triazin-2-yl]Amino]-2-Sulfophenyl]Azo]-5-hydroxy-2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonicacid hexasodium compound”, Elixir Corrosion Journal , 46 (2012) 8268-8272. Impact Factor: 0.2
  •  Anand.B, Jayandran.M and Balasubramanian.V, “Corrosion Efficiency in Controlling Mild Steel in Sulphuric Acid Medium Using Formazan Derivative as Inhibitor”, Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering, 2013, pp 1-16. Impact Factor: 0.35
  • Anand.B, “Effect Formazan of Benzaldehyde as corrosion Inhibitor on preventing the mild steel corrosion in acidic medium”, Chemical Science transaction, 2013, 2(4), pp 1126-1135|   DOI:10.7598/cst2013.485. Impact Factor: 0.48
  • Anand.B, “Corrosion Inhibition of Low-Carbon Steel in One M HCL and H2SO4 Media by New Formazan Derivatives” Transactions on Engineering and Sciences, 2013, pp 20-31.
  • Jayandran M., and Balasubramanian V., “Growth and characterization of new organic marine dye NLO material: 6-amino-8a-methoxy-5-methyl-4,7-dioxo-1,1a, 2,4,7,8,8a,8b-octahydroazireno[2',3':3,4] pyrrolo [1,2-a] Indol- 8-yl] methyl carbamate”, E-Journal of chemistry.,8(4) (2011) 1797- 1067. Impact Factor: 0.2
  • Jayandran M., and Balasubramanian V., “Growth and characterization of a new organic marine dye NLO material: 7-bromo-6-chloro-3-[3-[(2r, 3s)-3-hydroxy-2-piperidyl]-2 oxopropyl]- 4(3h)-Quinazolinone”, E-Journal of chemistry.,8(3), (2011) 1062- 1067. 0.48
  • Anand.B, Jayandran.M., and Balasubramanian.V, “Study of Formazan Derivative Inhibitor Used to Prevent the Mild Steel Material Used in the Construction of Ship Material”, Asian Journal of Chemistry., 23(5) (2011) 2106-2108. Impact Factor: 0.34
  • Jayandran M.,and. Balasubramanian V., Crystal growth and spectroscopic studies of marine dye NLO material: 4- amino-3,6-bis[[4-[[4-chloro-6-[(3-sulfophenyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-2-sulfophenyl]azo]-5-hydroxy-2,7-naphthalenedisulfonic acid hexasodium salt (reactive green -19) crystals, Asian Journal of Chemistry.,24(5)(2012) 2931-2935. Impact Factor: 0.34
  • Jayandran M.and Balasubramanian V., “Synthesis, Growth and Spectroscopic Studies of Marine Dye NLO Material: Disodium 2-(1,3-Dioxoinden-2-  Yl)Quinoline-6,8- Disulfonate (Quinoline Yellow) Crystals” , International  Journal of Applied Chemistry., 4(1) (2012) 1-8. Impact Factor: 0.2
  • Jayandran M., and Balasubramanian V., “Synthesis, Growth And Spectroscopic Studies Of Marine Dye NLO Material: Disodium 4-Amino-3-[(E)-2-(4-{4-[(E)-2-(1-Amino-4-Sulfonatonaphthalen-2-Yl) Diazen-1-Yl] Phenyl} Phenyl) Diazen-1-Yl Naphthalene-1- Sulfonate”, International Journal of Applied Chemistry., 4(2) (2012)103-110. Impact Factor: 0.2
  • M.Jayandran, B.Anand and V.BalasubramanianElectrochemical Studies Of Marine Dyes With Some Cu (Ii), Ni (Ii), Zn(Ii) And Pb (Ii) Metal Complexes Of 4-Amino-3, 6-Bis [[4-[[4-Chloro-6-[(3-Sulfophenyl) Amino]-1,3,5-Triazin-2-Yl]Amino]-2-Sulfophenyl]Azo]-5-Hydroxy-2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic  Acid Hexasodium Compound ”,Elixier Ultrasonics., 46(2012)8268-8272. Impact Factor: 0.2
  • K.M. Govindaraju, D. Gopi, K. Anverbasa, "Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical evaluation of anti-corrosive performance of poly((N-methacryloyloxymethyl) benzotriazole-co-N-vinylpyrrolidone) coatings" Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, (2013) Accepted (DOI: 10.1007/s10800-013-0586-6). Springer publisher. Impact Factor: 1.836.
  • K. Anver Basha, K.M. Govindaraju, S. Mohammed Safi ullah, D. Thirumoolan, D. Gopi, Tapan Kanai and A.B. Samui, Synthesis, characterization and corrosion protection properties of polyN-(p-bromophenyl)-2-methacrylamide-co-glycidylmethacrylate on low nickel stainless steel, J. Polymer Engineering  31 (2011) 199-204. Impact Factor: 0.48.
  • D. Gopi, K.M. Govindaraju, L. Kavitha and K. Anver Basha, Synthesis, characterization and corrosion protection properties of poly(N-vinyl carbazole-co-glycidyl methacrylate) coatings on low nickel stainless steel, Progress in Organic Coatings, 71 (2011) 11–18, Elsevier publisher. Impact Factor: 1.977. Citation Index : 4
  • D. Gopi, K.M. Govindaraju and L. Kavitha, Investigation of triazole steel derived Schiff bases as corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in hydrochloric acid medium, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 40 (2010) 1349-1355. Springer publisher. Impact Factor: 1.836.
  • D. Gopi, K.M. Govindaraju, V. Collins Arun Prakash, D.M. Angeline Sakila and       L. Kavitha, A study on new benzotriazole derivatives as inhibitors on copper corrosion in ground water, Corrosion Science, 51 (2009) 2259-2265. Elsevier publisher. Impact Factor: 3.734. Citation Index: 20
  • K.M. Govindaraju, D. Gopi and L. Kavitha, Inhibiting effects of 4-amino-antipyrine based schiff base derivatives on the corrosion of mild steel in hydrochloric acid,   Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 39 (2009) 2345-2352. Springer publisher. Impact Factor: 1.836. Citation Index: 11
  • D. Gopi, K.M. Govindaraju, V. Collins Arun Prakash, V. Manivannan and L. Kavitha, Inhibition of mild steel corrosion in groundwater by pyrrole and thienylcarbonyl benzotriazoles, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 39 (2009) 269-274. Springer publisher. Impact Factor: 1.836. Citation Index: 12
  • D. Gopi, K.M. Govindaraju, V.C.A. Prakash, L. Kavitha and N. Rajendran, Spectroscopic investigations of nanohydroxyapatite powders synthesized by conventional and ultrasonic coupled sol-gel routes, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 70 (2008) 1243–1245. Elsevier publisher. Impact Factor: 2.098.
  • D. Gopi, K.M.Govindaraju, S. Manimozhi, S. Ramesh and S. Rajeswari, Inhibitors with biocidal functionalities to mitigate corrosion on mild steel in natural aqueous environment, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 37 (2007) 681-689. Springer publisher. Impact Factor: 1.836. Citation Index: 13
  • D. Gopi, S. Manimozhi, K.M. Govindaraju, P. Manisankar and S. Rajeswari, Surface and   Electrochemical Characterization of pitting corrosion behaviour of 304 stainless in groundwater media, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 37 (2007) 439-449. Springer publisher. Impact Factor: 1.836. Citation Index: 29.
  • S.Chitra, B.Anand, R.Vadiyanathan and V. Balasubramanian, A Review on Microbial Mediated Corrosion on Mild Steel by Inactivating the Extracellular Polysaccharide Secreted by Aerobic/Anaerobic Microorganism, Che Sci Rev Lett 2014, 2(6), 423-429
Date  EVENTS
03.12.2011 International Year of Chemistry-IYC-2011” sponsored by Mahendra Educational Institution.
21.12.2011-28.12.2011 Faculty Development Programme” sponsored by Anna University – Coimbatore.
05.01.2012-07.01.2012 Science Exhibition
22.06.2012-23.06.2012 “12 th – School Teachers Orientation Programme on Effective and Innovative Teaching ”
03.10.2012 Youth Science Festival”
21.01.2014 One day Seminar on “Organic Farming”
28.02.2014 “Science Day Celebration “-2014

Conferences/ Seminars/Workshops/FDPs Attended
  • Conference    -8
  • Seminar          -15
  • Workshop      -6
  • FDp’s             -10

Industry Tie ups:

To carry out a competitive and collaborative research, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s) was signed between reputed institutions such as NIT, Hamipur and EIILM, Kolkata. The faculty members have submitted their number of proposals to various funding agencies and are optimistic of getting it. Besides this, efforts to set up a separate instrumentation centre are also being done.


Achievements:
  • Dr.B.Anand, Associate Professor & HoD produced 100% result in Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Science.
  • Dr.M.Jayandran, Associate Professor produced above 90% result in Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Science.
  • Mr.P.Dhanakodi, Lecturer produced above 90% result in Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Science.
  • Mr.A.R.Sasieekhumar, Lecturer Produced100% results in Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Science.
  • Dr.K.M.Govindaraju, Assistant Professor above 90% results in Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Science.
  • Mrs.S.Gayathri, Lecturer Produced above 90% results in Engineering Chemistry-II and Environmental Science.
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