St Joseph Engineering College Vamanjoor, Mangaluru

Affiliated to VTU-Belgaum & Recognized by AICTE
NBA-Accredited: B.E. (CSE, ECE, EEE, & ME)

Chemistry Department

The Department of Chemistry exists from the day of the inception of the College in 2002. The Chemistry Department pledges itself in the broadest and most liberal manner to encourage the advancement of all branches of engineering through its practically skilled education and service missions.



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Dr K Jyothi Damodara
Academician with 18 years teaching experience and active researcher in the field of synthetic, structural and medicinal chemistry
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
0824-2263753 –Ext-229

"Proficiency in cutting - edge areas of research and teaching."

"To probe and provide for theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills in technical education in chosen specializations and support the professional and scholarly growth of students and faculty."

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Dr K Jyothi Damodara

Professor & HOD

Dr K Jyothi Damodara

Academician with 18 years teaching experience and active researcher in the field of synthetic,...

Professor & HOD

Qualification :B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

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Ms Pramila Rita D'Souza

Assistant Professor

Ms Pramila Rita D'Souza

Academician with 9 years teaching experience, specialization in Applied Chemistry and worked as a...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.Sc., M.Sc.

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Ms Prathima S

Assistant Professor

Ms Prathima S

1.Structural chemistry 2.Medicinal Chemistry 3.Electrochemistry

Assistant Professor

Qualification :M.Sc, B.Ed

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Ms Sheetal Tresa Fernandes

Assistant Professor

Ms Sheetal Tresa Fernandes

Faculty member with four years teaching experience and specialized in Analytical Chemistry

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.Sc., M.Sc.

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Ms Smitha Maria D'Souza


Ms Smitha Maria D'Souza

Academician with 04 years of teaching experience , specialization in Applied Chemistry


Qualification :B.Sc, M.Sc

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Designation Name Qualifications
Professor & Guide Dr. K. Jyothi B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Date of Registration Research Scholars
November 2009 -Part Time Ms. Poornima Hegde M.Sc., (Ph.D.)
May 2010 (Part-time) Mr. Chandrashekar Raje Urs M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D.)
November 2010 (Part-time) Mr. Ramachandra M.Sc., (Ph.D.)
May 2011 Part-time Ms. Viva Nivedhitha Monteiro M.Sc., (Ph.D.)
May 2013-Part time Mr. Sunil Kumar M.Sc., (Ph.D.)
Designation Name Qualifications
Lab Assistant Mr Nataraj Devadiga B.Sc.
Lab Attender Mr Lakshman Moolya PUC

The well-equipped, spacious lab provides safe and comfortable working environment for 30 students at a time with seating arrangement during instructions and demonstrations. There is a good stock of chemicals, which is being replenished from time to time. The Department has a Research Centre approved by VTU for conducting programmes leading to the award of Ph.D. degree.

Research Lab Equipments

Sl. No. Description Quantity Funded Head Cost (Rs.)
1 Microwave Oven 01 DAE/BRNS 6,889
2 Hot Air Oven 01 DAE/BRNS 17,063
3 Refrigerator 01 DAE/BRNS 14,500
4 Digital Electronic Balance 01 DAE/BRNS 15,000
5 Digital Melting Point Apparatus 01 DAE/BRNS 7,750
6 Hot plate without sensor



7 Hot plate with energy regulator 01 SJEC 2,900
8 Hot plate with sensor 01 SJEC 27,000
9 Rota Evaporator 01 VTU 1,24,950
10 Oil Free Vacuum Pump 02 VTU
11 Precision Water bath 01 SJEC 19,500
12 Water bath 6 Holes 01 SJEC 5,800
13 UV Inspection Cabinet 01 SJEC 3,990
14 Water Distillation Unit 01 SJEC 9,500
15 CH Instrument 01 VGST 7,80,448
16. Gaussian 16 Software 01 VGST 1,51,450
17 GaussView6 Software 01 SJEC 74,734/-

Lab Equipments

1. Digital Electronic Potentiometers 07
2. Digital Electronic pH –meters 07
3. Digital Electronic Conductivity meters 07
4. Digital Electronic Colorimeters 11
5. Digital Flame Photometer 02
6. Electronic Balances 02
7. Magnetic stirrer 10
8. Water de-ionizer 01
9. Hot air oven 01
10. Stop clocks 07

Details of Computer

1. Computers in the department 04
2. Computer for research 01
3. Printers 03

Other Facilities

1. Department Library > 50 books


The  National Level Tech Fest TIARA-2018 was held on the 21st  and 22nd  February 2018 at St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru. TIARA-2018  was inaugurated at the Kalam Auditorium of SJEC. Mr Ivan Fernandes,  Managing Director and Promoter of Regent Technologies, Dubai and  Mangalore Internet City Pvt Ltd. was the Chief Guest of the  programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, SJEC welcomed the  gathering and introduced the chief guest.

Ivan  Fernandes in his address complimented the students for developing the  innovative inaugural

contraptions  and mentioned that India, being a country of youngsters, its future  depended on the

achievements  of present day youngsters. He called modern day India as a land of  opportunities and spoke about how young entrepreneurs are elevating  their life style with innovation and creativity. He spoke of how  India could assume the role of a leader in technology. He highlighted  few areas such as environmental solutions, sustainable energy,  banking and finance, healthcare, artificial intelligence, and life  sciences that holds potential for growth and mass impact.  Congratulating the students in showing interest to participate in the  various technical events, he hoped that the fest would help them  develop innovations for tomorrow. He asked the students to have big  goals, plan well, and work without fear and with passion.

Fr  Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director, SJEC, presided over the ceremony  and in his presidential address highlighted the need to use  technology wisely and to use technology to bring about harmony and  peace. Highlighting the colossal damage to life style by technology,  he requested the students to keep an eye over the ill effects of  technology.

Fr  Rohith D’Costa, assistant director, SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza,  vice-principal, SJEC, along with the conveners of the fest, Franco  Menezes and Reshma K J, were present on the dais. The two-day fest  witnessed the participation of students from across the region in a  series of technical events displaying their technical skills and  competencies.

Department  of Computer Science and Engineering:

The  Department of CSE conducted five events.


20  teams participated in the paper presentation competition PAPYRUS.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Adikeshavamurthy and Sachin who presented on the topic-  Network Based Severity Prediction System for Potato- Alvas College of  Engineering, Moodabidri.

2nd  place - Shraddha Kamath who presented on the topic-Bat Algorithm  Scheduling Workflow Application in Cloud- Canara Engineering College,  Mangaluru.


The  mega event EXODIA consisted of 4 rounds which included quiz, treasure  hunt, memory test, and games.

Winners  of the event:

1stplace: AdithyaShetty, DeekshithRaj, AmithD’Silva from Alva's Institute  of Engineering &  Technology,  Moodabidri

2nd  place: NikithaShetty, Rakshitha, Rajarajeshwari from Alva's Institute  of Engineering &  Technology,  Moodabidri


The  technical event ENIGMA consisted of 3 rounds which included coding,  technical questionnaire and treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Rakshith and Achal from Mangalore Institute of Technology &  Engineering

2nd  place: Pratibha and Adline from St Joseph Engineering College


The  event consisted of 3 rounds which tested the teamwork, effective  communication capability and the ability to solve mysterious cases.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: AkarshD’Mello, Sahana  M Angadi, Yuktha Raman GU from St  Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Arjun Nayak, Reuben Sequeira, Shreya RK from St Joseph  Engineering College, Mangaluru


The  event tested the gaming skills of the participants.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Shobith Shetty, Gowtham, Athish Shetty, Shravan Shetty and  Sushanth Kotian

2nd  place - Nahid, Harshith, Sandeep, Masood and Vinay

Department  of Electrical and Electronics

The  Department of E&E conducted 6 events.


This  was a technical paper presentation event. The topic for the paper  presentation was ‘Recent Trends in Electrical and Electronics  Technology’. This event focused on bringing out the research and  presenting skills of the engineering students and enabling them to  learn new concepts, which are beyond the syllabus. Some of the topics  presented in this event were solar rains, smart quills, lifi,  nanotube fountain pen, wireless power transmission etc.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Mohammed Arfa & Mr Mohammed Shehzan, AITM ,Bhatkal

2nd  place - Ms  Athira Lakshman SIT, Valachil


This  was a quiz event. This event aimed at testing the knowledge of the  students on various topics and in various fields.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr. SundeepKamath, Mr. VedanthShenoy & Mr. Nirbhay,Canara  Engineering College, Benjanpadavu,  Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr.  Karan Gupta , Mr. Garry Leroy Pinto &Sujay L Karinja, SJEC,  Mangaluru



Race  your RC’s is the mega event of Electrical and Electronics  Department. This event is a remote controlled car-racing event in  which the participants fabricate their own car or use a readymade car  and race it against time. This event brings out the ability of the  students to design their own car and encourages teamwork.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Rajath C Kotekar,Shrinivas School of Engineering, Mukka

2nd  place - Mr   Rahul S, Varun Urs &Glenn Shawn, SJEC Mangaluru



Bot  Hockey is an exciting event featuring bots, which play hockey and try  to score maximum goals to win the event. Teamwork is put to test in  this event.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Mr IrfanAziz  & Mr Adham Noushad , KVG , Sullia

2nd  place – Mr Jevish  Fernandes , Mr Zayan Azad  and Mr Alstan Lewis, SJEC, Mangaluru


Pick  Mix Fix was a semi technical event. This event aimed to test the  technical and logical skills of the participating teams as well as  their creativity.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place -  Krishna Ganapathy, Richard mannil Thomas & Nihaad  Mohammed, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Asheeq Khalid, Achyuth Diwaker & Karthik M, SJEC,  Mangaluru


This  event was a series of time management challenge. This event focused  on testing the team spirit and time management qualities of the  students.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Akhil Nair &  Darshan Ail, SIT, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Akash Lobo & Chirag I P, SJEC, Mangaluru

Department  of Electronics and Communication Engineering

The  Department of E&C conducted 5 events.


This  was a technical paper presentation competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Sneha G N, Varshita P J (Alvas Institute of engineering and  technology)

2nd  place: Chaithanya S P, Haripriya R (Alvas Institute of engineering  and technology)


The  event was semitechnical. The event consisted of 3 rounds which  included audio-visual questions, mathematical puzzles, general  knowledge and aptitude questions and a task, minute to minute task,  technical and memory games.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Sai Sagar and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place – Mr Ashish Bellur and team, SJEC, Mangaluru


The  event consisted of 3 rounds which tested the participant’s  observation skills and knowledge on digital logic and coding.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Ms Akshatha and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place – Mr  Shrijith P and team, SJEC, Mangaluru



The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included general knowledge quiz,  fun tasks and treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Sandeep and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr Darrel and team, SJEC, Mangaluru


Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Vrashab R, Mr Winston Joel Sequeira, Mr Wilton Daniel  Pinto, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr Akshay Kumar  and team, SJEC, Mangaluru


Department  of Basic Science

The  Department of Basic Science conducted 6 events.


The  event was based on the principles of Physics consisting 4 rounds.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Chetan Pinto, Ms Chrystle Pinto, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Mr Raghavendra Bhat, Mr Siddhartha N, SJEC, Mangaluru


This was a  project/model exhibition based on the theme “Science (Chemistry)  and Society”.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Deepak Nayak, Mr Yahya Asadi, SMVITM, Bantakal

2nd  place: Mr Aldrich Rasquinha, Mr Bryan Caldeira, Mr Winston Pais  ,SJEC, Mangaluru


This  was a treasure hunt event, which started from the chemistry lab, and  the hunt ended in the sports field finding the treasure.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Royston D’Cunha, Mr Naveen Fernandes, Mr Prajwal UK,  SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Katherine D’Souza, Ms Deeksha Rao, Ms Melanie D’Souza,  SJEC, Mangaluru


This  was a Collage competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Ms Deekshtha,Ms Christal Lobo, Ms Greshal Shalma,  SJEC,Mangaluru

2nd  place –Ms Jaahnavi, Ms Elrica Neha Costa and Mr Jonathan Dsa  SJEC,Mangaluru

CHANAKYA (Mega  event – Quiz)

This  event tested the knowledge of the participants in Physics, Chemistry,  Mathematics, general knowledge, Current Affairs and engineering  field.


Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Mohammad Sinan A S & Mr Sumanth Pai, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Zian Shafi & Ms Sharanya P, SJEC, Mangaluru


This  was a paper presentation competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Astrid Jane Fernandes, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Mr Akash Lobo G, SJEC, Mangaluru

Department  of MBA:

The  Department of Master of Business Administration conducted 3 events.


The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included defending the  personalities given to them, creating their own product and promoting  it on Facebook and stress interview.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Ms Nishmitha Menezes, SDM College, Mangalore

2nd  place: Mr Adriel Fernandez  of SJEC, Mangaluru


The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included face painting on the theme  “Global Warming”, making a short film on the theme TIARA-2018 and  presenting a PPT on a product.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Adarsh M P and Mr Rohith K, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Tasniya and Ms Swathi M.S, SJEC, Mangaluru


The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included solving puzzles, guessing  the correct answer by connecting pictures, treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Mythri & Ms Reena dsouza ,SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Ashwika D.K. and Ms Nidhi S, SJEC, Mangaluru

Department  of Civil Engineering

The  Department of Civil Engineering conducted 4 events.


The  technical event was open for civil engineering students each team  with three participants. They were asked to mark the centre line on  the ground for the given plan. Judgement was based on the accuracy,  time taken and for the neatness.

Winners  of the event:

First  Place: Mr Jagadeesh, Mr Damodar Shenoy and Mr Rakshith R Shetty of  AIET Moodbidri

Second  Place: Mr Praveen S, Mr Thanesh Shetty and Mr Ashwath H of SSE Mukka


The  event had two rounds, which included puzzles and solving a crime  scene.

Winners  of the event:

First  Place: Ms B Ishwarya, Mr Sayed Aseem and Mr Mohammed Salman Kachhi of  SJEC, Mangaluru

Second  Place: Mr Melroy D'Souza, Mr Madhusudhan and Mr Akarsh of SJEC,  Mangaluru


This  was a paper presentation on the topic environmental aspects in  engineering or smart city.

Chemistry: Inauguration of ChemAtom - SJEC Chemical Society inauguration

The Department of Chemistry inaugurated its association ChemAtom - SJEC Chemical Society on 19th November 2016 at 2.00 pm in Spoorthi Conference Hall. The Society was established with the objective of cultivating and promoting Chemistry and kindred branches of science among staff and students.

The Chief Guest was Dr B.K. Sarojini, Chairperson - Department of Industrial Chemistry, and Coordinator – M.Sc. in Biochemistry in Mangalore University. Dr Ramachandra Bhat, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at NITK, Surathkal and Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal - SJEC was the Guests of Honour. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC was the President of the inaugural programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC were present during the inaugural programme.

The programme started with the invocation followed by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. The association logo was unveiled by the Chief Guest. Welcome Address was delivered by Dr K. Jyothi HOD, Department of Chemistry. The Chief Guest and the Principal then addressed the gathering. The Chief Guest was felicitated by Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo. Presidential address was delivered by the Director.  Ms Pramila D’Souza, Assistant Professor - Department of Chemistry proposed the vote of thanks. Mr. S. Ananth Kamath, Ist year EC and Ms. Jahnavi Ist year Civil were elected as the student Coordinators. All students from chemistry cycle attended the programme.

A talk on Nanotechnology was delivered by Dr Ramachandra Bhat to all the Ist year BE Students. The session was closed with a question answer round. The programme was compered by Ms Smitha D’Souza, Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. Refreshments were arranged for all.

Valedictory of NCSEA 2014: Two-Day National Conference

The Valedictory of Two-Day National Conference on “Current Trends in Scientific Research for Engineering Applications” was held at St Joseph Engineering College - Mangalore on the 18th of July, 2014 at 3:45 pm. The Chief Guest of the session was Dr Rio D’Souza; Vice Principal of the College. Assistant Director - SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa presided over the function. Guests of Honour, Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes; Director In Charge of SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis; Principal of SJEC, and Prof. I. N. N Namboothiri, Department of Chemistry, IIT - Bombay were also present.

The National Conference facilitated researchers from eminent institutions to share their innovative ideas and research on a common platform. 

Inauguration of NCSEA 2014

A Two-Day National Conference on “Current Trends in Scientific Research in Engineering Applications” organised by the Basic Science Departments was inaugurated at 9:30 am on 17th July 2014 in St. Joseph Engineering College.  Dr. Syed Akheel Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Mysore, was the chief guest. In his key note address, he emphasized the burning need for innovation in India and the strategies to be followed in this context, so that, India truly becomes a super power.   Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Director In Charge of SJEC presided over the function. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC, and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC were the guests of honour. Going by the number of participants who attended the inaugural function, this conference will definitely prove to be a milestone in scientific research in the region.

Name of the Research Supervisor: Dr. K. Jyothi, Professor & Head, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Ph. D Awarded: 01

Sl.No. Name Qualification Year of Completion
1. Dr. Poornima Hegde M.Sc., Ph.D February 2018

Research Scholars List

Sl.No. Name Qualification Date of Registration
1. Mr. Chandrashekar Raje Urs M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D.) May 2010
2. Mr. Sunil Kumar M.Sc., (Ph.D.) December 2013
3. Ms. Pramila Rita D’Souza M.Sc., (Ph.D.) May 2016
4. Ms. Prathima S M.Sc., B.Ed. (Ph.D.) May 2016

Research Publications:

1. Number of papers published in the International Journals 29
2. Number of papers published in the National Journals 02
3. Number of papers published in the Conferences 22
4. Number of workshops attended by the Faculty >25

Details of Research Grants

Sl.No. Title of the Project Funding Agency Principal Investigator & Co- Investigator Duration Amount in lakhs Status
1. Synthesis and Structural Studies of N-Acyl-Aryl-Sulphonamides under Environmentally Relevant Heterogeneous and Solvent Free Conditions VTU- Belagavi Dr. K. Jyothi
Ms.Pramila Rita D’Souza
2011-2015 Rs. 3.55 Completed
2. Radiosensitizing activity of some Antitumor agents bearing sulphonamide moiety DAE-BRNS Dr. K. Jyothi
Ms. Viva Nivedhitha Monteiro
2012 -2015 Rs.11.88 Completed
3. Synthesis, structural and electrochemical studies of some nitrogen and sulfur containing potential pharmaceutical heterocyclic derivatives VGST Dr. K. Jyothi 2017-2019 Rs. 20. 0 Ongoing