We continually strive hard and improve the practice of Green Chemistry concept among the students and community. Also, sustain rigor in our work to avoid the usage of non-biodegradable materials in our campus. We approach our work for creating pollution free environment


We inspire our students to learn the methods and the ways, to reduce e-wastes. Also, we make our students to continue practice on sustainable development. We inspire our students to follow 3R’s concept (Reduce, Reuse& Recycle) and to equip the students with sound basic knowledge on chemistry.


  • To explore the knowledge of Polymers Structures, Mechanism and its applications in life & in industries.
  • To generate new ideas and thoughts towards the applications of thermodynamic principles in various branches of engineering disciplines.
  • To provide the knowledge on Nano-science and its recent applications in various fields.
  • To afford the basic knowledge in energy resources and applications of batteries.
  • To aware the concept on engineering materials and fuels.

Equipments Available in the Laboratory

Spectrophotometer, Flame photometer, pH meter, Hot air oven, Muffle furnace, Constant temperature water/oil bath set-up, Portable photocatalytic reactor, Optical microscope, Analytical balance and water purifying unit.

Research Areas

  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Photocatalysis
  • Industrial Enzymes
  • Phytochemistry
  • Coordination chemistry

Ph.D & M.S (By Research) Recognized Supervisor

Name of the


Area of Specialization Name of the University


Environmental Chemistry, Photocatalysis, Nanomaterials Synthesis & Nanobiotechnology Anna University Chennai

On-going Research Projects

Name of the Faculty Title of the Research Project/Duration Sponsored by


Synthesis of near-infrared and visible light active photocatalyst for wastewater treatment applications.

Jan 2016-Dec 2016

V. Ponnusamy Educational and Charitable Trust.

Selvam Nanomaterials Research Laboratory

(Yet to be established, awaiting for external research funding)

Selvam Nanomaterials Research Laboratory (SNRL) is planned to develop basic research facilities for synthesizing nanomaterials for various applications. Herein our laboratory we are planning to synthesize various ceramic nanomaterials for environmental and bio applications. Also we have a research plan to collaborate with Selvam Composite Materials Research Laboratory (SCMRL) for the synthesis of polymer nanocomposite materials.

Proposed Areas of Research

  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous photocatalysis.
  • Solar photocatalytic industrial wastewater treatment.
  • Fluorescence bioimaging using ceramic nanophosphors materials.
  • Nanobiotechnology in vivo and in vitro nanotoxicological studies.
  • Polymer nanocomposite materials synthesis.

Awards/Honors Received

S.No. Name of the Faculty Title of  the Award Name of the Organization
1. Mrs.R.Babysalini Best Faculty Award 2015 Selvam College of Technology
2. Dr.N.Venkatachalam Postdoctoral Fellowship Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Journal Publications in National and International Journals

S.No. Name of the Faculty Title of the Research Article Name of the Journal



Mrs.K.Sahirabanu General Techniques Involved in Phytochemical Analysis International Journal of Advanced Research in Chemical Sciences, 2015,

Vol.2, Iss.4,


ISSN 2349-039X (Print) & ISSN 2349-0403 (Online)

Impact Factor: 2.08

2. Mrs. R. Kowsalya Optimization, Purification and Characterization of Thermostable Cellulase From Bacillus Subtilis KG10 Isolated From Virgin Forest of Kovai Kutralam, Coimbatore, India International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences, 2014,

Vol.5, Iss.3,


ISSN 0975-6299

Impact Factor: 5.121

3. Dr.N.Venkatachalam Upconverting and NIR Emitting Rare Earth Based Nanostructures for NIR-Bioimaging (Review Article) Nanoscale




ISSN 2040-3372 (Online)

ISSN 2040-3364 (Print)

Impact Factor:7.39

4. Dr.N.Venkatachalam Er3+ doped Y2O3 nanophosphors for near-infrared fluorescence bioimaging applications Journal of American Ceramic Society




ISSN 1551-2916

Impact Factor:2.61

5. Dr.N.Venkatachalam Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of  4-chlorophenol by Zr4+ doped nano TiO2 Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical


Vol.266, Iss.1-2,


ISSN 1381-1169

Impact Factor:3.61


Research Papers Presented in National and International Conferences

S.No. Name of the Faculty Organizer/Title of the Conference Title of the Paper
1. Mr.R.Thangavel Selvam College of Arts and Science, Namakkal.

December 29, 2015.

Cyclic voltammetric and acoustical studies of some Cu (II), Ni (II) and Pb (II) complexes of red HE7B at 303 K
2. Mrs. R. Kowsalya Hindustan College of Engineering and Technology &Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.

February 25-26, 2015

Production and purification of thermostable cellulose by Bacillus Substills KG10 isolated from the soil of  Kovaikutralam,Coimbatore,India
3. Mrs. R. Kowsalya KSR College of Technology, Tiruchengode.

December 23-24, 2014

Study of the influence of trace metals on production of thermostable cellulose from Bacillus Substills KG10 isolated from virgin forest of Kovaikutralam,Coimbatore,India.
4. Mrs.K.Sahirabanu Holy Cross College, Trichy.

January 30-31, 2014

Chemical profile on Indian medicinal plants as anticancer agents.
5. Dr.N.Venkatachalam Tokyo University of Science, Japan. ISTC 2014

March 8-9, 2014

Ceramic nanophosphors for near-infrared fluorescence bioimaging applications.
6. Dr.N.Venkatachalam IUMRS-ICYRAM 2012, Singapore.

July 1-6, 2012

Near-infrared fluorescence bioimaging using ceramic nanophosphors: Synthesis, surface modification and toxicity evaluation.

Faculty Development Programme / Workshop Attended

S.No. Name of the Faculty Sponsored by &Date Title of FDP Organized by
1. Mrs. R. Kowsalya



Mr.R. Thangavel

IIT, Bombay,

December 08-18, 2015.

Engineering Physics/Materials Science Selvam College of Technology
2. Mrs. R. Kowsalya


Mr.R. Thangavel

IIT, Bombay,

June 02-12, 2015.

Environmental Science and Engineering Selvam College of Technology
3. Mr.R. Thangavel ICT academy of

Tamil Nadu,

December 03-04,2014

People Empowering People Selvam College of Technology