Department of Chemistry

The Department of chemistry is established in the year 1979. The department aims at channelizing the basic scientific ideas to the engineering studies. The department is a recognized research centre of VTU, Belgaum. Presently eight students are working for their doctoral studies. It has developed research expertise in current research domains of Coordination Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Nanotechnology & Drug Delivery etc. Good numbers of R&D projects have been completed and 02 projects are successfully completed. The department has 04 faculty members with more than 110 research publications in reputed peer reviewed national and international journals with high impact factor. The department conducted various workshops and invited lectures to disseminate basic Chemistry knowledge to budding engineers. Blend of teaching and research expertise of the faculty is an added attribute in training the students.


To develop the art of excellence in teaching-learning, research and consultancy by chemo- innovations.


The stated vision can be achieved through:

  • Commitment in achieving excellence through teaching learning process.
  • Upgradation of knowledge by interdisciplinary research.
  • Encourage to meet the needs of a changing society.


Professor and Head

Dr. A. A. Kittur is Professor and Head in the Department of Chemistry at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. She has obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Karnataka University, Dharwad. She received her Master degree in the year 1989-90 from Karnataka University, Dharwad. She got her Ph.D. from Karnataka University, Dharwad India in the year 2005. She has published 40 research papers in International Journal and 03 in national journals of high repute.  She has presented 15 papers in international conferences and 19 in national conferences. She is the recipient of Best Paper Award 2003.  She is guiding for Ph.D. students and partially guiding UG students of Chemical Engineering. She has contributed two book chapters published in Springer and Elsevier publications. She has been invited as Resource Person at various workshops. She has undertaken one DST Project worth 4.44 lakhs and one VGST Project worth 20 lakhs. She is life member of ICS, ICC, INS & IAE USA.

Email:   Extn. No.8188

Associate Professor

Dr. N.Shashidhar is an Associate Professor in the department of Chemistry at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka. He obtained his Master degree (M.Sc.), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemistry from Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi. In addition to this, he has worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Material Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from 2004 to 2006. He is guiding Ph.D. students at Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka and He has undertaken research project sanctioned by VTU, Belagavi. He has published 46 + research articles in various National and International Journal like Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis,  Wiley, Hindawi, and  etc. He has presented more than 35 research articles in National and International Conferences. He received International Travel grant (SERC-DST) to go to Sydney, Austrelia-2010 under DST Scheme. He has produced two M-Phil degree, one Ph.D. degree and published one book, titled “Chemistry of Nano Materials”. He is a life member of ISCA, ICS and MISTE.

Email:, Ext. No.: 8191.

Mrs. Asma M.Tatagar
Mrs. Asma M.Tatagar

Prof. Asma M Tatagar is a lecturer in Department of Chemistry, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad since 2009. She has obtained the Bachelor of Science degree from Nehru College, Hubli, affiliated to Karnataka University, Dharwad with distinction and she was the topper of the institute in the year 2006.She received her Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry with distinction from Karnataka University, Dharwad in the year 2008 and M.Phil in Physical Chemistry in 2009 under the guidance of Dr. S T Nandibewoor. Presently she is Perusing Ph.D on the topic “Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of Few Metal Based Nanoparticles” under the guidance of Dr. Shafi Phaniband from Bharathiar University Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. She has published 10 Research papers in various Peer Reviewed International Journals and 02 papers are communicated for publication. She has also Presented papers and Poster in 03 National and International conferences and attended many National Seminars and Workshops. A recipient of Research Excellence Award from INSA in 2019. She has also authored of the Book “Fundamentals of Chemistry” published by Eastern Book promoters Belgaum, Karnataka. She has been invited as Resource Person at various workshops for +2 students in chemistry and guest speaker on Environmental Science Lecture Series across Karnataka.

Email:, Ext. No.: 8191

Mrs. Sahana S. Nayak
Mrs. Sahana S. Nayak

Prof. Sahana S. Nayak is Lecturer in the department of Chemistry at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. She has obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Karnataka University, Dharwad.  She received her Master degree in Organic Chemistry in the year 2004 from Karnataka University, Dharwad. She also obtained her M.Phil. in the year 2008. Presently she is pursuing her Ph.D. from Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi. Her area of interest are nanotechnology and super capacitors.


Learning Corner – Online Classes

Engineering Chemistry

May 21, 2020

Program outcomes (POs)

  •  PO 1.   Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO 2.   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.
  • PO 3.   Design/Development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PO 4.   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.
  • PO 5.   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.
  • PO 6.   The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO 7.   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.
  • PO 8.   Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PO 9.   Individual and Team work: Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO 10. 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, and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO 11. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and 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.
  • PO 12. Life-long Learning: long learning: Recognize the need for and have the Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.

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