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Chemistry (UG)



Department of Chemistry is established in 1935, is the largest science department in the prestigious Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute, Belgaum to undertake teaching in the undergraduate and postgraduate level where strong foundations are laid facilitating the teaching and learners the skills of analytical thinking, experimentation, and application of the knowledge gained to meet future challenges. The chemistry subject is most important among all other basic science streams. From year 1953 to 1958 PG courses were also conducted in chemistry department with affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad. Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute is recognized as one of the premier science institute in the North Karnataka region rendering rigorous service to society.

Semester system is adopted for B.Sc course since 2006. The syllabus offered by the department at undergraduate level is aimed at providing the students with a strong foundation of the subject and making them proficient in all aspects both in theory and practical so that they are ready to take up higher studies in Chemistry in any reputed institution in the world. The department has been promoting undergraduate research through the term paper for the final year degree students. In order to inculcate research interest in the postgraduate students.

In the year 2018-19 PG course in Chemistry was Introduced. Over the years, the department has conducted several national and state-level seminars and workshops on frontier areas of chemistry for the benefit of the discerning students, faculty, and research scholars. The department boasts of vibrant UG and PG abuzz with co-curricular activities such as organizing and participating in lectures by eminent scientists, inter-collegiate chemistry festivals, educational trips, and science exhibitions.

All the staff members of the department are members of the Board of Studies in chemistry.  All the staff members completed Minor Research Project. Results in chemistry are always more than 90%. To imbibe skills, our department conducts study tour every year as a part of curriculum. Chemistry department is involved in consultancy of soil testing and water analysis in collaboration with Bio-Center, Belagavi, and offering NSQF based soft-skills and certification courses to UG students. Two endowment cash prize is contributed by the chemistry staff and one of the alumni to the students securing highest marks in chemistry subject at B.Sc-I and B.Sc-II.


  • B.Sc. Chemistry and Physics
  • B.Sc. Chemistry and Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Chemistry and Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Chemistry and Botany
  • B.Sc. Chemistry and Zoology


Board of Studies 2022-23

Dr. B. G. Bevinakatti HoD, Chemistry Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute (Autonomous), Belagavi BoS Chairman
Dr. Manjanna J. Prof. of chemistry Rani Channamma University, Belagavi V C Nominee (Subject Expert)
Dr. Sandeep Deshpande HOD, Chemistry G. S. S College, Belagavi AC Nominee (Subject Expert)
Prof. B I. Vasulkar Associate professor B. K. College Belagavi A C Nominee (Subject Expert)
Shri. K. Y. Ravindra Yashassu Industries, KIADB Belagavi Member (Industrialist)
All the Teaching Staff Department of Chemistry Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute (Autonomous), Belagavi Members



Research in our department leverages fundamental chemical principles, applied to leading-edge interdisciplinary investigations. Find out how discoveries being made by chemistry department are fueling innovations to benefit society in areas such as chemical biology, nanotechnology, clean energy, and biomedical research. The department is also home to major/minor research centers focused on enterprises ranging from materials design and discovery to disease control and prevention.

The Department's research programs and faculty place chemistry at the leading edge of scientific research in a broad range of areas are listed below- 

  • Chemical Kinetics (Kinetics and mechanism of Redox Reactions)
  • Drug-Protein Interactions.
  • Biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles.
  • Synthetic Chemistry
  • Spectral Analysis
  • Applications – Catalysis/Biological
  • Environmental Chemistry Medicinal chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Material Science/Nanotechnology
  • Physical/analytical characterization of novel organic compounds
  • Photophysics and optoelectronic properties organ metallic compounds
  • Nanocellulose
  • Drugs determination
  • Photochemistry


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Activities organised from 2017-20


Invited Talks from 2017-20


Study Tour, Field Visit & Industry Visit from 2017-20


Student Projects


In-House Seminars

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