Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

NAME: Dr. Nirmala Vaz
POST: Associate Professor, HOD (Bio Chemistry)
E.MAIL ID: nirmavaz2005@yahoo.co.in
Qualification:M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Ev., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Academic Experience:33 years

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

COURSE YEAR INSTITUTION
B.Sc.
1980
Pune University
M.Sc.
1982
Pune University
B.Ed.
1983
Pune University
M.Phil
1987
Pune University
M.Ed.
1989
Pune University
Ph.D
2004
Bangalore University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor, Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore. 2003 - present
Senior Scale Lecturer, Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore. 1998- 2003
Lecturer, Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore. 1990- 1998
Lecturer, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune 1983 to 1990

POSITIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Member of Board of Studies (BOS - UG) in Chemistry - Mysore University
- Member of the Board of Examiners - Mysore University
- Member of the Indian Society of Analytical Scientists
- Member of the Indian Science Congress Association
- Fellow of Indian Chemical Society.
- Member of the Association of Kineticists of India.
- Member of the Indian Council of Chemists.
- The Indian Congress Association, Calcutta.
- Chemical Research Society of India, IISc. Bangalore.
- Chief Coordinator of IGNOU Study Center at Jyoti Nivas College
- Member of the Academic Council of IGNOU
- Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous

Research Experience:
- The Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of several biologically and industrially important substrates viz. purine and pyrimidine bases, pharmaceuticals, dipeptides, alcohols, catcholamines, heterocycles etc. using N-haloamines under various experimental condtions have been studied to explore the mechanistic aspects of these redox reactions. The effect of several variables such as oxidant, substrate, acid or alkali, catalyst, ionic strength, dielectric constant, solvent isotope and temperature were investigated in detail. Thermodynamic parameters associated with the oxidation studies and the efficiency of the catalyst have been reported, suitable kinetic modeling and mechanisms were deduced. These investigations are expected to amplify the scientific community in getting more potential in the subject area of physical organic chemistry in general and catalysis in particular.

- 3-benzylcoumarins and their derivatives with varied substitution patterns and its benzoderivatives were prepared using the wittig approach. During this work improved method of alkylation of simple phosphorane was achieved. Directed Aromatic Lithiation, Vilsmeier Haack reaction and Wittig reaction etc. were routinely carried out. Spectroscopic methods (IR, UV, GC-MS, NMR) were used for characterization of compounds and experience was obtained in handling the respective instruments.

TOPICS OF CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST
(i) Physical-Organic Chemistry.
(ii) Kinetics and mechanism of Industrially and Biologically important red-ox reactions.
(iii) Studies on Transition metal ion catalysis of biologically and industrially relevant reactions.
(iv) Solvent isotope studies.
(v) Structure reactivity elucidation.
(vi) Development of efficient and environmentally benign methods for the synthesis of Organic/Bioorganic molecules.
(vii) Establishment of kinetic modeling and mechanistic approach.
(viii) Extraction, identification and adsorption-kinetic studies of some natural dyes on textile fabrics

Research papers published: 22 (national (01) and international journals (21))
Research papers presented in international conferences/seminars: 04
Research papers presented in national conferences/seminars: 10
International conferences/seminars attended: 01
National conferences/seminars atteneded: 22


Research Collaboration
1) Dr. N.M. Made Gowda, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Western Illinois University, USA.
2) Dr. A Radhakrishna, Joint Director, Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Bangalore.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1. A convenient synthesis of 3-benzyl, 3-benzyl-4-substituted coumarins and their benzo derivatives. Nirmala, Vinayak G. Gore, R. S. Mali, A. C. Ranade
Synthetic Communications, Vol. 19 (11 & 12) (1989) 1899 -1910

2. Ruthenium (III) catalyzed kinetics of oxidation of substituted ethanols by bromamine-B in hydrochloric acid solution.
Puttaswamy, Nirmala Vaz and Ramalingaiah.
Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 30 (9) (2000) 1667 - 1683

Ruthenium(III) catalyzed oxidation of secondary alcohols by bromamine-B in HCl medium: A kinetic and mechanistic approach. Puttaswamy and Nirmala Vaz.
Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms, 3 (2001) 127-135

4. Oxidation of ethanolamines by sodium N-bromobenzenesulfonamide in alkaline buffer medium : A kinetic and mechanistic study. Puttaswamy, Nirmala Vaz and N.M.M. Gowda.
International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 33 (8) (2001) 480-490

5. Mechanistic investigations of oxidation of purine and pyrimidine base components of nucleic acids by bromamine-B in aqueous alkaline medium: A kinetic approach. Nirmala Vaz and Puttaswamy.
Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 133 (2001) 495- 500

6. Kinetics and mechanism of ruthenium(III) and osmium(VIII) catalyzed oxidation of dopamine with bromamine-B in acid and alkaline media. Puttaswamy and Nirmala Vaz.
Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 133 (2001) 535 -540

7. Mechanism of oxidation of paracetamol by bromamine-B in acid medium: A kinetic approach. Puttaswamy and Nirmala Vaz.
Asian Journal of Chemistry, 13 (3) (2001) 969-976

8. Kinetics Of Oxidation Of Acidic Amino Acids By Sodium N-Bromobenzene Sulfonamide In Acid Medium : A Mechanistic Approach. Puttaswamy and Nirmala Vaz.
Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Chemical Sciences), 113(4) (2001) 325-332

9. Oxidation of paracetamol by sodium N-bromobenzenesulfonamide in alkaline medium: A kinetic and mechanistic approach. Puttaswamy and Nirmala Vaz.
Oxidation Communications, 24(4) (2001) 612 - 618

10. Ruthenium(Iii) And Osmium(Viii) Catalyzed Oxidation Of 2-Thiouracil by Bromamine-B In Acid And Alkaline Media : A Kinetic And Mechanistic Study. Puttaswamy And Nirmala Vaz.
Transition Metal Chemistry, 28 (2003) 409-417

11. Kinetic analysis of oxidation of dipeptides by sodium N-bromobenzene- sulfonamide in acid medium: A mechanistic approach. Puttaswamy and Nirmala Vaz.
Bulletin of Chemical Society of Japan, 76 (2003) 73-80

12. Kinetic and mechanistic studies on the oxidation of 2-thiouracil by sodium N-bromobenzene- sulfonamide in alkaline medium. Puttaswamy And Nirmala Vaz.
Oxidation communications, 27 (2004) 157- 166

13. Mechanism of oxidation of L-tyrosine by N-bromobenzenesulphonamide in acid medium: A kinetic approach Puttaswamy and Nirmala Vaz
Oxidation communications, 27 (2004) 148-156

14. Oxidation of L-tyrosine by sodium N-bromobenzenesulfonamide in alkaline medium: A kinetic and mechanistic study. Puttaswamy and Nirmala Vaz
J. Indian Chem. Soc., 81 (2004) 1-5

15. Ru (III)-catalysed oxidation of some N-heterocycles by chloramine-T in hydrochloric acid medium: A kinetic and mechanistic study. Puttaswamy, R. V. Jagadeesh, Nirmala Vaz, A. Radhakrishna
Journal of molecular catalysis A: Chemical, 229 (2005) 211-220

16. Oxidation of some catecholamines by sodium N-chloro-p-tolunesulfonamide in acid medium: A kinetic and mechanistic approach Puttaswamy, R. V. Jagadeesh, Nirmala Vaz
Central European Journal of Chemistry, 3 (2) (2005) 326-348

17. Kinetic and mechanistic studies on the oxidation of thiamine hydrochloride (Vitamin B1) by sodium N-chloro-p-tolunesulfonamide in acid medium. Puttaswamy, R. V. Jagadeesh, Nirmala Vaz
Oxidation communications, 28(3) (2005) 667 - 674

18. Oxidation of vanillin and related compounds by sodium N-chloro-p-tolunesulfonamide in acid medium: A kinetic and mechanistic approach Puttaswamy, N Suresh, R. V. Jagadeesh, Nirmala Vaz
Synth. react. inorg. met.-org. chem. and Nanometal Chemistry, 35 (2005) 845 - 854

19. Ruthenium catalyzed oxidative conversion of isatins to anthranilic acids: Mechanistic study Puttaswamy, R.V. Jagadeesh, Nirmala Vaz and N.M. Made Gowda
AIChE Journal (Wiley inter science), 54(3) (2008) 756-765

20. Mechanistic investigations of oxidation of some dipeptides by sodium-N-chloro-p-toluene- sulfonamide in alkaline medium: A kinetic study Puttaswamy, Nirmala Vaz and R. V. Jagadeesh
Chinese Journal of Chemistry (Wiley-VCH), 26 (2008) 536-542

21. Selective and an efficient oxidative conversion of glutathione to glutathione disulfide with N-bromo succinimide in aqueous acidic solution: Kinetic and Mechanistic Chemistry Ramalingaiah, K.N. Vinod, Puttaswamy, Nirmala Vaz and R.V. Jagadeesh
Journal of Sulfur Chemistry (Taylors and Francis), 31(5) (2010) 405-414

22. Os(VIII)-catalyzed oxidation of some aliphatic ketones by sodium N-chlorobenzene -sulfonamide (chloramine-B) in presence of sodium hydroxide: Mechanistic Chemistry Nirmala Vaz, K. N. Vinod and Puttaswamy
Synthesis and reactivity in inorganic, metal-organic and nano-metal Chemistry, 41(2011) 644-651

Oxidative conversion of 5-hydroxyindole to 2-oxo-5-hydroxyindole by alkaline chloramine-B: Kinetic and mechanistic approach
Nirmala Vaz, K. N. Vinod, Puttaswamy and N. M. Made Gowda
American Journal of Chemistry, 2(2) (2012) 12-17

24. Catalytic activity of Os(VIII) on the oxidation of sulfadiazine with alkaline chloramine- T: Kinetic and mechanistic chemistry
Nirmala Vaz, Parashuram L, Manjunatha A. S and Puttaswamy
Journal of Applicable Chemistry, 3(5) (2014) 2157-2165

25. Oxidation of metformin with alkaline chloramine-B: Delineation of reaction mechanism and kinetic modeling Nirmala Vaz, Manjunatha A. S and Puttaswamy
Indian Journal of Chemistry, 54A (2015) 484-488

26. Mechanistic and Catalytic Behavior of Os(VIII) for the Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Bromamine-B Redox System: A Kinetics Based Approach Nirmala Vaz, N. Divya, P. Nagaraja, Manjunatha A. S and Puttaswamy
Journal of Catalyst & Catalysis, 2(1) (2015) 2349-4344

27. Kinetic and mechanistic studies on the oxidative decolorization of orange-II dye with alkaline chloramine-T
Nirmala Vaz, Manjunatha A. S and Puttaswamy
Journal of Chemical Research, 39 (2015) 363-367

28. The oxidative conversion of anilines to azobenzenes with alkaline chloramine-T: Kinetic, mechanistic and structure reactivity analysis
Nirmala Vaz, Puttaswamy, Manjunatha A S, Dakshayani S
The Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 33(2) (2016) 697-706

29. Mechanistic insight into the oxidation of atropine sulfate monohydrate with aqueous acidic chloramine-T: design of kinetic modeling Nirmala Vaz, Adalagere Somashekar Manjunatha and Puttaswamy
Accepted.

RESEARCH PAPERS PRESENTED AND ATTENDED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM

1. Presented paper at the International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences (TICEAS 2016) held at Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, Coleman street, Singapore on 18th to 20th February, 2016
Topic: Oxidative conversion of orange-II dye with chloramine-T: Delineation of
reaction mechanism and kinetic modeling


2. Presented paper at the Indo-Global Education Summit 2015 on Collaborations with Foreign Universities and Student Enrollment held at Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad on 14th to 15th November, 2015.
Topic - Distance Education in India for Higher Education and Research

3. Presented paper at the International Conference on A Vision for Higher Education - 2030 held at Mount Carmel College Autonomous, Bangalore on 30th and 31st July, 2015.
Topic: Vision of Distance Education in India

4. Presented paper at the Indo-Global Education Expo & Summit 2014 on Education Excellence without Borders and Collaborations with Foreign Universities held at Marigold Hotel and Green Park Hotel, Begumpet, Hyderabad on 20th to 23rd November, 2014.
Topic - Distance Education in India

5. Presented paper at the Indo-Global Education Summit 2013 on Academic collaborations between Foreign Universities and reputable Indian Institution held at Le Meridien (Coronet Hall), Bangalore on 15th November, 2013. Topic - Distance Education, Vocational Education and other Collaborations

6. Presented paper at the International Symposium on Youth against Cancer held at Sindhi College, Bangalore on 30th and 31st August 2013.
Topic - Foods that can cause and prevent Cancer

7. Presented paper at the Indo American Education Summit and Expo 2013on Academic Collaborations and Student Enrollment held at Marigold, Hyderabad on 2nd and 3rd February 2013.
Topic - Education and Technology with Distance Education

8. Presented paper at the Indo Global Education Summit and Expo 2012 Educational Excellence without Borders held at Taj Krishna and Taj Deccan, Hyderabad on 7th to 9th September 2012.
Topic - Distance Education programmes in India

9. International Symposium on Victoria-India Symposium on Research and Technology organized by state government Victoria, Australia held at ITC Gardenia, Bangalore on 23rd February, 2012

10. Conducted and participated at the Indo-Global Education Summit 2011 on Academic Collaborations and Student Enrollment held at Nimhans Convention Centre, Hosur Road, Bangalore on 8th and 9th November, 2011.

11. Organized and presented paper at the World Education Summit 2011 held at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi on 13th to 15th July, 2011. Topic: Distance Education in India

12. Participated at the International Symposium on Challenges in Drug Discovery Programme - 2011 (ISCDDP-2011) held at Karnataka state Open University, Manasagangotri, Mysore on 16th and 17th February, 2011.

13. Presented paper at the International Conference on Current Trends in Chemistry and Biochemistry (ICCTCB- 2009) held at Department of Chemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore on 18th and 19th December, 2009
Topic: Kinetic and mechanistic analysis on the oxidation of 5-hydroxyindole with chloramine-B in aqueous alkaline medium.

14. Participated at the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Higher Education - A Global Perspective: Concerns and Challenges in Environmental Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Cinema (ICEEC) held in Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore on 12th, 13th and 14th August, 2008

15. Presented paper at the 3rd International Symposium on Reaction Kinetics and the Development and Operation of Catalytic Processes held at Oostende, Belgium on 22nd to 25th April 2001.
Topic: Mechanistic investigations of oxidation of purine and pyrimidine base components of nucleic acids by bromamine-B in aqueous alkaline medium: A kinetic approach.

RESEARCH PAPERS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM
2016 16. Presented paper at the UGC sponsored National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemistry held at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous on 24th February 2016. Topic - Kinetics and mechanism of oxidation of atropine sulfate monohydrate with chloramine-T in alkaline medium

17. Presented paper at the National Conference on 103rd Indian Science Congress held at University of Mysore, Mysore on 3rd to 7th January 2016. Topic - Mechanistic insight into the oxidation of atropine sulfate monohydrate with aqueous acidic chloramine-T: Design of kinetic modeling

18. Presented paper at the National Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry - 2014 (NACOPAC - 2014) held at University of Mysore, Mysuru on 29th to 31st December 2014. Topic- Mechanistic and Catalytic behavior of Os(VIII) for the chlorpheniramine maleate and bromamine - B redox system : A kinetic approach"

19. Presented paper at the National Conference on Recent Trends in Medicinal Chemistry held at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore on 3rd and 4th September 2014. Topic- Catalytic Activate of Os(VIII) on the oxidation of sulfadiazine with alkaline chloramines-T: Kinetic and mechanistic chemistry
Received - Second place in poster presentation

20. Presented paper at the National Conference on Scope of Advanced Materials in Energy and Environment held at CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 7th and 8th August 2013. Topic - Extraction and conversion of cellulose using acid activated clay catalyst
Received - Best Poster award

21. Presented paper at the National conference on Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC-2011) held at P.E.S. College of Science, Arts & Commerce, Mandya, Karnataka, on 16th and 17th September, 2011 Topic: Kinetic and mechanistic studies of oxidation of dipeptides by bromamine-T in perchloric acid medium catalyzed by Ru(III)

22. Presented paper at the National Conference on Current trends in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development (NCESD-2009) held at Department of Studies in Environmental Science, University of Mysore, Mysore on 27th and 28th February, 2009. Topic: Os (VIII)-catalyzed oxidative decolorization of quinoline yellow by chloramine-T : A kinetic and mechanistic approach

23. Presented paper at the National conference in Chemistry at Bangalore University, Bangalore, on 27th, 28th and 29th September, 2006. Topic: Relative reactivity of oxidation of some dipeptides by chloramines-T in alkaline medium: A kinetic and mechanistic study

24. Presented paper at the 90th Indian Science Congress held at Bangalore University, Bangalore on 3rd to 7th January, 2003. Topic: Kinetic analysis of oxidation of dipeptides by sodium N-bromobenzene- sulfonamide in acid medium: A mechanistic approach.

25. Presented paper at the 4th National Symposium in Chemistry held at National Chemistry Laboratory, Pune, 1st to 3rd February, 2002. Topic: Ruthenium (III) and Osmium(VIII) catalyzed oxidation of 2-Thiouracil by Bromamine-B in acid and alkaline media: A kinetic and mechanistic study.

26. Presented paper at the 37th Annual Convention of Chemists held at Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, 15th to 18th November, 2000. Topic: Oxidation of 2-thiouracil by sodium N-bromobenzenesulfonamide in alkaline medium : A kinetic and mechanistic study.

27. Presented paper on National Conference on Recent Trends in Structure, Functions, Analysis of Molecules and Applications held at Mysore University 28th to 30th October, 1999. Topic: Oxidation of adenine and guanine by bromamine-T in alkaline medium: A kinetic and mechanistic approach.

28. Presented paper on National Symposium on New Frontiers of Molecular Dynamics held at Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, 5th to 7th February, 1999. Topic: Kinetic analysis of oxidation of paracetamol by chloramine-B in perchloric acid medium: A mechanistic approach.

29. Presented paper at the 77th Indian Science Congress held at Cochin. Cochin University, Cochin, 1990 Topic: A convenient synthesis of 3-benzyl, 3-benzyl-4-substituted coumarins and their benzo derivatives.

NATIONAL CONFERENCES ATTENDED

30. National Level Conference on Recent Advances in Electrochemistry (SALWRAE - 2015) organized by Department of Chemistry, NMKRV and Indian Academy of Sciences at NMKRV College for Women, Bengaluru on 28th and 29th October 2015.

31. National Level Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (ETCPS-2014) organized by Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Government Science College, Bengaluru on 12th and 13th November 2014.

32. National Level Conference on Understanding of Basics of Quantum Mechanics and its Applications in Chemistry organized by the Department of Chemistry at S. Nijalingappa College, Bangalore on 12th September 2014.

33. National Level Conference on Bulling - Causes, Prevention and Remediation organized by Institute of Counsellor Training Research and Consultancy (ICTRC) at The Atria Hotel, Bangalore on 27th June 2014.

34. National Level UGC sponsored Quality Improvement Programme (QIP-2) on Research and Development: Creating Value through SPSS, held at Jyoti Nivas College, Post Graduate Centre, Bangalore on 1st March 2014.

35. National Conference on Recent Trends in Higher Education held at Loyola College, Chennai on 15th and 16th February 2014.

36. National Conference on Indian Nano Research, Industry and Academia held at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore on 4th December, 2013.

37. National Conference on Relationship Management - An Essential Investment for Better Living organized by MANASI -by The Psychology association held at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore on 5th and 6th December 2013.

38. National Conference on Higher Education: Policy, Leadership & Practices organized by Conference of Catholic Colleges of Karnataka(CCCK) and Christ University, Bangalore on 22nd and 23th November, 2013.

39. National Conference on The Merck Millipore International year of Chemistry concluding celebrations 2011 held at Fortune hotel, Bangalore on 18th February, 2012.

40. National Conference on Science for Mankind held at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore on 2nd and 3rd February, 2012.

41. National Conference of Catholic Psychologists, India on Community oriented psychological Interventions held at Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore on 16th, 17th and 18th September, 2011.

42. National Conference on Mile Stones of Chemistry in the last 100 years held at S.Nijalingappa College, Bangalore on 10th September, 2011.

43. National Conference attended on Inter University subject (Chemistry) based conference (2010-11) by Vision group on science and technology held at Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore on 10th and 11th June, 2011.

44. Convener for National Conference on Chemistry for Society and Industry held at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore on 5th March, 2011.

45. National Conference on Molecular Medicine and Nanobiotechnology organized by Sir. M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology & Reva Institute of Science and Management held at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore on 13th and 14th October, 2010.

46. Analytical Instruments in Characterization and Quantification of Materials - AICQOM-07 organized by the Indian Society of Analytical Scientists held at ISEC campus, Bangalore on 27th and 28th January, 2007.

47. Nanoscience and Technology-Prospects and Challenges held at S.S.R.M.V. Degree College Bangalore on 10th August, 2005.

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

48. UGC Sponsored workshop on Staff Training and Enhancement at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous on 9th June 2015.

49. UGC Sponsored state level seminar on Electrochemical Concepts: Materials for Energy Storage and Sensing(ECMESS - 2015) at St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Bangalore, from 12th to 13th February, 2015

50. Workshop: National level workshop on Skill Development in Higher Education at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 6th and 7th December 2014.

51. State Level Science Seminar: Building Blocks of the Universe: From the Finite to the Infinite held at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore on 12th February, 2013.

52. Workshop: Frontiers of Science held at Vivekananda Degree College, Bangalore on 3rd and 4th September, 2012.

53. Workshop: Industrial corrosion and corrosion control technology 2012 held at Choksi hall, Indian Institute of Science Campus, The Electrochemical Society of India Bangalore on 24th and 25th January, 2012.

54. Seminar: Recent Advances in Materials Science (RAMS-11) held at Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 21st and 22nd October, 2011.

55. Workshop: Explore-2010 held at Christ University, Bangalore on 27th and 28th August, 2010.

56. Workshop: Creative Teaching in different aspects of Chemistry held at Choksi hall, Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore on 2nd March, 2010.

57. Seminar: Role of Women in Society held at Vijaya College, Bangalore on 11th January, 2010.

58. Workshop: Recent Advances in Atomic Absorption Spectrometry and its Analytical Applications held at Wadia hall, Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and research Department of Atomic Energy, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore on 9th January, 2010.

59. Seminar: A lecture by Nobel Laureate Prof. Zare on Advances in Genetic Chemistry at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 8th November, 2009.

60. Seminar: Relevance of Chemistry in Contemporary Society held at P.E.S. College of Science, Arts & Commerce, Mandya on 20th March, 2009.

61. Workshop: National level workshop on Building research capabilities held at Christ College Autonomous Bangalore on 28th, 29th and 30th May, 2007.

62. Workshop: National level workshop on current opportunities and new directions in Catalysis held at Bangalore Institute of Technology from 8th, 9th and 10th February, 2007.

63. Workshop: National level workshop on Internal Quality Audit in Higher Education held at Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore on 10th December, 2005.

64. Workshop: Introduction to scientific and patent information and chemical abstracts search held at Bangalore University, Bangalore on 19th September, 2005.

65. Seminar: Recent Chromatography Methods held at Bangalore by the Chromatography Society of India on 4th September, 2004.

66. Seminar: Exciting Development and Challenges in Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 7th August, 2004.

67. Workshop: Technology enabled Teaching and learning held at ITT, Electronic city, Bangalore on 3rd to 5th November, 2003.

68. Workshop: Low Cost Equipment for Chemical Education at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, from 2nd to 7th February, 1998.

69. Workshop: Computers in Chemistry at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, on 21st and 22nd January, 1995.

70. Workshop: In Chromatography at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, 1994.

MINOR RESEARCH PROJECT

A minor research project entitled "Transition Metal ions catalysis on the oxidation of some important organic compounds by positive halogens: A kinetic and mechanistic approach" awarded by the UGC with a grant amount of Rs.50,000 for period of two years has been completed by UGC (MRP (s) 003/07-08/KABA021/UGC-SWRO).

MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECT
A major research project entitled "Oxidation of some pharmaceutically important organic molecules by n-haloamines: kinetic and mechanistic chemistry" awarded by the UGC with a grant amount of Rs.6,92,000 for period of three years form Feb, 2011 to Feb, 2014 UGC F. No. 39-842/2010(SR). Work in progress

AWARD
1. National Conference on Scope of Advanced Materials in Energy & Environment - SAMEE 2013, organized by the CMR Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, on 7th & 8th August, 2013 at Bangalore.

Received - 1st Prize for Poster
Topic - Extraction and conversion of cellulose using acid activated clay catalyst.