• Department of Chemistry
  • Department profile

    The Department of Chemistry inducted in the year 1967 with inception of B.Sc.Degree programme has grown to become a PG department with M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes with quality chemistry education. The graduates are mentored to gain core knowledge and imbibe values and prerequisite skills needed to build their career and contribute to the community. Core knowledge in organic, inorganic, physical chemistry and applied chemistry areas is imparted to the graduate students. The undergraduate students take up ability enhancement and skill enhancement courses additionally. This enhances their employability prospects. The postgraduate students gain additional credits from the interdisciplinary, multi disciplinary and professional certification courses. These courses provide them multi domain knowledge and skill to enhance their research and collaborative spirit.


    • 1967-Inception of Bachelor's Degree Programme in Chemistry (B.Sc.Chemistry)
    • 1995-Introduction of Masters Degree Programme in Chemistry (M.Sc. Chemistry)
    • 1995-Registration for Ph.D Programme in Chemistry
    • 1997-Induction of M.Phil Programme in Chemistry


    The Department of Chemistry seeks to be recognized as one of the best centres of Chemical Education in South India and distinguish itself by its successful education of students in the chemical sciences. Strengthening of core areas of research and contribution to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research that addresses societal problems is envisioned


    The Department of Chemistry will serve to disseminate knowledge in Chemistry by educating students at the garduate and postgraduate levels. Learning, research and engaing with community will be the prime focus of action of the students.


    • To Maintain an outstanding undergraduate experience in chemistry education for both chemistry majors and students in courses for non-majors
    • Develop ICT facilities for educating students
    • Provide mentoring and support for young faculty and researchers
    • Create advanced facilities for research in the chemical sciences
    • Strenthen the lab to field/institution-industry connect through collaborative research
    • Sustain community engagement through national service scheme activities,community social service and carrying out projects with societal impact

    The Department of Chemistry also plays a prime role in providing foundation in Chemistry to students at Undergraduate level from the Department of Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Bio informatics, Department of Zoology, Department of Botany, Department of Physics, Department of Textiles and Clothing, Department of Food Science Nutrition and Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics.

    A team of well qualified faculty contributes dedicated efforts in mentoring the graduate and post graduate students of Chemistry. Faculty members sustain research in their areas of specialization and hold Life Membership in scientific bodies such as Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Council of Chemists, All India Scientific Tamil Congress, Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science & Technology (SAEST), National Corrosion Council of India (NCCI), All India Committee for the Eradication of Illiteracy among Women, Indian Society for Technical Education, Society for Sciences and Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists.

    Thrust areas of research include

    • Corrosion Inhibition Studies - Natural and Ecofriendly corrosion inhibitors, Polymer Corrosin inhibitors,Organic Corrosion inhibitors
    • Phytochemistry, Medicinal Plant Studies
    • Organic Synthesis
    • Nanoparticle synthesis and applications
    • Cyclic voltammetric studies
    • Adsorption Studies
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Ion selective electrodes Organometallic synthesis
    • Inorganic Complexes
    The department has produced 104 M.Phil's since 1997 and 39 Ph.D's from the date of first registration in 2004.

    Best Practices of the Department

    • Adopting ICT assisted teaching
    • Green Practices in the Labs
    • On the Job training opportunities facilitated for post graduate students
    • Mentoring Students in curricular co-curricular and extracurricular aspects
    • Providing information on recent research to students and scholars through invited lectures by eminent academicians and scientists

    The department also encourages community engagement and entrepreneurial activities. Corporate connect, lab to field studies and social service activities are part of routine in the department

  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Chemistry
    • M.Sc. : Chemistry
    • M.Phil : Chemistry
    • Ph.D : Chemistry


    • B.Sc. : Science (group I group or II group in Higher Secondary)
    • M.Sc. : B.Sc.Chemistry/Physics double Major or B.Sc.Chemistry
    • M.Phil. :M.Sc. Chemistry
  • Syllabus, PSO & PO
  • Facilities

    The Department of Chemistry houses 2 PG laboratories, 2 UG laboratories, one Research laboratory and One Instrumentation room with advanced equipments. The Department received financial assistance from DST under FIST (2010-2015) and set up a Computer Laboratory. A collection of more than 500 subject books is available in the departmental library.

    Equipments Available for Research

    • 3D Laser Profilometer
    • Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer
    • FTIR
    • Electrochemical Workstation
    • UV Visible spectrophotometer
    • Frequency Response Analyser
    • Pilot extraction unit (25 Kg Capacity)
    • Metallurgical Microscope with Digital Camera
    • Ultrasonic Homogeniser
    • Cyclograph
  • Staff Profile
    Staff Photo Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Email id
    Dr.(Mrs.) R.Rajalakshmi
    M.Sc., B.Ed, M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Professor Corrosion Science 1980 hod_chemistry@avinuty.ac.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Subhashini
    M.Sc., M.H.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Professor Corrosion Polymer Science 1980 subhashini_chem@avinuty.ac.in,
    Dr.(Mrs.) N.Renugadevi
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Professor Environmental Chemistry 1980 renugadevi_chem@avinuty.ac.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) Subhashini.K.Sripathi
    M.Sc., Ph.D
    Professor and HOD Organic chemistry and Phytochemistry 1993 subhashiniksripathi_chem@ avinuty.ac.in,
    Dr.(Mrs.) R.Saratha
    M.Sc., M.Ed, M.Phil., Ph.D
    Professor Corrosion - Inhibitors studies Environmental Chemistry 1996 saratha_chem@avinuty.ac.in,
    Dr.(Mrs.) P.Lalitha
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor Organic Chemistry, Cyclic voltammetry, Environmental Chemistry 1999 lalitha_chem@avinuty.ac.in,
    Dr.(Mrs.) J.Thamarai Selvi
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
    Associate Professor Physical Chemistry 2005 thamaraiselvi_chem@avinuty.ac.in,
    Dr.(Mrs.) M.Gowri
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
    Assistant Professor-SS Organometallic Chemistry 2006 gowri_chem@avinuty.ac.in
    Dr.(Ms.) V.Sharulatha
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET
    Assistant Professor-SS Organic chemistry,
    DC Polarography.
    2007 sharulatha_chem@avinuty.ac.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) A.Prithiba
    M.Sc, M.Phil
    Assistant Professor-SS Corrosion Science 2009 prithiba_chem@avinuty.ac.in
    Dr.(Mrs) M.Amutha Selvi
    M.Sc., Ph.D
    Assistant Professor Co-ordination Chemistry 2014 amuthaselvi23@gmail.com
  • Sponsored Projects

    Major Research Projects (Ongoing)

    • Faculty members of department are currently contributing as Co-PI of a major project titled “Validating the diabetic wound-healing activity of Jatyadi Thailam using an in vitro Reverse Pharmacology approach, funded by Extra Mural Research Scheme of Ministry of AYUSH, Duration : Two years; 2017-18 and 2018-19, Funding: 15.5 Lakhs
    • Faculty members of department are currently contributing to the collaborative research work on Herbal Plant Technology, Herbal Product Development and Reverse Pharmacology,as part of the MoU signed by the Institution with University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia and Arya Vaidhya Pharmacy Research Foundation, Coimbatore

    Major Research Projects (Completed)

    Title of the Project


    Funding Agency

    Total Grant (Rs)

    Chief Investigator

    "Foe turns friend - Isolation of commercially useful organic compounds from water hyacinth

    3 years (June 2009- June 2012) DRDO - Life Sciences research Board Rs.15.44 lakhs for (2009-2012) Dr.P.Lalitha
    Corrosion behaviour of a few industrial metals in selected biodiesels 2 years 16.7.2011 to 15.7.2013 DST-TDB 30,39,600 16.7.2011 to 15.7.2013 Dr.R.Shyamala
    Harnessing herbal potential of Pisoniagrandis in Development of Medical Textiles 2 years 12.07.2013 to 12.07.2015 DST - Department of Science and Technology 19,71,600 12.07.2013 to 12.07.2015 Dr.Shubashini K.Sripathi
    In-House Projects (Completed) 2013-18
    Biogenic synthesis of graphene nanoparticles and study on its antiproliferative potential against MCF-7 cell lines 4 Months UGC Rs.20,000/- Dr.P.Lalitha
    Cellulose acetate blend green membrane preparation and its analytical application

    4 Months UGC 15,000/- Dr. J. Thamarai selvi
    Microwave assisted synthesis of Pyrido[1,2-a] pyrimidine-4-ones 4 Months UGC Rs.20,000/- Dr.V.Sharulatha
    Utilisation of agricultural wastes- Sesame oil cake and pearl millet hulls for the synthesis of mesoporous silicates 4 Months UGC 15,000/- Dr. A.Prithiba
    Metal Inorganic Frameworks Based on Nitrogen Heterocycles: Synthesis and Characterization 4 Months UGC 15,000/- Dr. M. Amutha Selvi
  • MoU signed
  • Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops Conducted

    Name of the Seminars / Conferences / Workshops


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    Workshop on "Framing Quality Thesis"

    20 th November2014

    Event Report 1

    National Workshop on "Conducting Innovative Corrosion Control Research"

    27 th to 31 st January 2015

    Event Report 2

    International conference on Translational Cancer Research ICTCR 2015- Organised in Collaboration with Ohio State University

    14 th to 16 th December 2015

    Event Report 3

    One day workshop on "Recent Trends in Spectroscopic Research"

    4 th March 2016

    Event Report 4

    One day workshop on "Accelerate your Career"

    3 rd October. 2016

    Event Report 5

    Inter colligate meet "CheMystery2017"

    21 st February 2017

    Event Report 6

    One-day Workshop on "Exploring Job avenues in the virtual world" "Yellow Tree Academy" Coimbatore/ Department of Chemistry, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore

    21 st March 2017

    Event Report 7

    One-day workshop on"Exploring new avenues for Research"

    15 th March 2017

    Event Report 8

    Lecture workshop on "Recent Developments in Chemistry"

    24 th &25 th March 2017

    Event Report 9

    Workshop on Scholarly "Communication and Quality Journal Paper Writing"

    28 th July2017


    Event Report 10

    One day workshop on Effective use of "SciFinder in Research"

    9 th August 2017


    Event Report 11

    Workshop on "Intellectual Property Rights and Patenting"

    20 th September 2017


    Event Report 12

    National Conference entitled "Medicinal Plants Research and Translational Trends"

    18 th and 19 th December.2017

    Event Report 13

    DST CURIE sponsored Preconference Workshop on "Phytochemical and Pharmacological Techniques"

    16 th December 2017

    Event Report 14

    One day National Seminar on "Recent Innovations in Science and Technology RIST 2018"

    23 rd February 2018

    Event Report 15

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