Department of Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry was established in 1981 with an intake of 12 students in the Government College, Mangalore. In 1982, The Department was shifted to university campus, Mangalagangotri and in 1986 to the present science faculty building. The department started M.Sc. course in Applied Chemistry in the year 1996 and M.Sc. Organic Chemistry course in the year 2007. Presently, the department is running three M.Sc. Courses; M.Sc. in Chemistry, Applied Chemistry and Organic Chemistry with a combined intake of about 119 students. As on today the Department has produced 1200 M.Sc. graduates, 50 M. Phil and over 175 Ph.D. graduates. Presently about 60 Research Scholars are working for their Doctoral Degree. The Department has also contributed to science significantly by carrying out research and published over 2300 research papers in peer reviewed national and international journals of reputation and presented about 500 research articles in national and international Conference proceedings. The faculty have received several prestigious fellowships and awards in recognition of their research contributions. They include Alexander von Humbolt Research Fellowship of Germany, JSPS Research Fellowship of Japan, Commonwealth Research Fellowship of U.K., Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships from US Research foundations and Korean Federation of Science & Technology. The department has also entered into MOU with Industries and R&D organizations such as Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Kaiga, Rallis Agrochemical Research Station, Bangalore and Strides Arcolab, Mangalore.

The Department has great potential for expansion, particularly because of large scale investment in Greater Mangalore on Chemical Industries like Petrochemical Company, Pharmaceutical and Speciality Chemical Industries, Thermal Plant, BASF etc. The Department has revised / updated M. Sc. course contents 7 times, almost once in every four years and is recently updated in 2014. The students graduating from our Department have been recognized for their academic excellence in industries, professional and academic institutions in India and Abroad. Several premier chemical industries and R & D centers recruit our students through campus Selection. Several students have cleared GATE/SLET/NET examinations. Several Alumni of the department have occupied prestigious positions in industries and academic institutions.

The Department conducted 3 International Conferences, 6-8 workshops and several lecture series.

Grants Received:


Rs. 42 Lakh

UGC-SAP(I Phase)

Rs. 37 Lakh

UGC-SAP (II Phase)

Rs. 75 Lakh

Address : 

The Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri - 574 199

Ph. 0824 - 2287262