Chemistry Department

About Department

The Department of Chemistry is one of newly established departments of Karnataka State Open University, established in 2013 and since then we are running postgraduate program. From this year, undergraduate and Ph.D. courses in different specializations, Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical chemistry are also introduced. The chemistry department has a rich tradition of imparting high-quality teaching and research in cutting-edge thrust areas of chemical science, providing intensive learning and research training to students and research scholars. The students have access to a seminar library where a large collection of international and national reputed textbooks are housed. Besides this, the department has a state-of-art laboratory infrastructure for training and conducting quality research. The department has smart classroom, modern Audio and Video studio for offering teaching in online mode. The department of chemistry organized workshops, symposia, and national and international conferences on thrust areas of chemical sciences. A large number of postgraduate students have qualified NET and GATE examinations every year. During the last 5 years, the department has published more than 10 research papers in Scopus indexed journals during 2013-2021.


To be an outstanding teaching and research hub in chemical science and thereby attract the best students globally


To promote scientific thinking among the learners through offering accessible, affordable quality higher education.

To empower learners to gain knowledge and skills in the field of Chemical Science.

To train the learners on curriculum to imbibe with moral, ethical and civic values.

To impart the specific skills to the learners so as to enable them to be responsible citizens in the society.

To enhance the professionalism to diagnose and offer solutions thereof.

Chairperson : ​Dr. Umashankara M

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