Department of Applied Chemistry was started in1984.The department offers a course in applied Chemistry for BE undergraduate students. In addition to this it offers a course in Environmental science at undergraduate level and Ph.D. program in chemistry. Our mission is to generate bulk human resource in the form of engineers with sound base of chemical & environmental sciences for high professional competence and sustainable development. Department imparts education to 1000 plus BE students every year.
The faculty consists of seven highly qualified and experienced faculty members. Six of them are Ph.D. The department has three Professors, two Associate Professors and two Assistant professors. The faculty has published number of papers in reputed journals, national and international conferences, written books and developed educational material like DTEL and softwares etc. The faculty expertise includes the areas like lignin and synthetic chemistry, nonconventional energy sources, waste water treatment, catalysis and ion exchange. Department is also a recognized research center with three recognized guides by RTMNU Nagpur.
The department has two spacious laboratories spread over the area of about 285.56 sq m. The laboratories are adequately equipped with relevant instruments to give firsthand experience to the students. The students are provided a comprehensive practical exposure to the various instrumental techniques required for the analysis, testing and research.
Syllabus provides an integrated and unified approach to BE first year students towards chemical sciences covering all branches of chemistry including advance materials and its application to engineering field.
The teaching learning activities are balanced with a number of other related activities, which include co-curricular activities, Special lectures on varied topics of academic relevance, motivational lectures, FDP, community development programs, blood donation camps, poster competition, presentations by students etc.
The Washington Accord is an international accreditation agreement for professional engineering academic degrees, between the bodies responsible for accreditation amongst the countries who have signed it (signatories). Established in 1989, India is one of the signatories among 44 countries. Graduates of accredited programs in any of the countries who have signed the agreement are recognized by the other signatory countries as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering. The Washington Accord covers UG engineering degrees under Outcome based approach. It means that the engineering knowledge that one gain by completing engineering programme (degree) must not be theoretical but it must be practically useful. To have a measure of this Outcome based education the apex body for engineering education in India, AICTE, has floated 12 Programme Outcomes (POs) and it is expected that the course outcome (called as COs) for every programme must be designed to meet these outcomes . When a student gets his Engineering degree all the POs must have been achieved by him step by step. Every subject in every programme has its own CO s.
Assessment of POs in Chemistry
Every unit in the syllabus is mapped with its expected outcome. Every unit is also linked with the PO expected from that unit. This matrix is attached with this information.
The assessment to see if the expected outcome is achieved or not by every student is done based on the marks that he gets in MSE I, MSE II, ESE & TA for theory and also for practical. A certain cut-off (other than decided by Examination committee for passing) is decided by the Department faculty depending on the difficulty level of the question papers. If the student has failed to cross that cut off, then teacher helps him to understand the concepts and assesses him through additional assignments, guest lectures and other efforts. The level of attainment is decided by the performance of the student.
Statement of Course Outcome
The students will be able to
Assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of water as a conventional material for industrial and domestic uses.
(Electrochemistry, Battery Technology and Green Chemistry)
Know different aspects of various storage batteries and realize the importance of clean environment and initiatives thereof.
Apply the knowledge of basic electrochemistry for minimizing and preventing corrosion.
(Lubricants & Cement)
Develop an ability to apply the knowledge of properties of industrial materials namely cement and lubricants for specific purpose.
The students will be able to assess qualitative and analytical aspects of important energy resource i.e. fuels for proper utilization.
(Introduction to Advanced Materials)
Get introduced to the science and significance of advanced engineering materials in novel technological applications.
Students will be able
1 & 3
To determine chemical parameters such as hardness and alkalinity
To determine the quantity of some metals like iron and copper in solution of unknown concentration using various titrimetric and spectrophotometric methods
6,7,8 & 9,10
To determine physical parameters of non-metallic engineering materials like lubricating oils, coal and water and study the related significance.
To determine physical parameters such as pH and conductance of a water sample
To synthesize some polymers and study their properties
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