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Department of Physics

Overview

    The word physics comes from the Greek word ἡ φύσις "nature". Physics is the science of the natural world. It deals with matter, energy, and the fundamental forces that govern the interactions between particles. Physics covers a wide range of phenomena from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the largest galaxies. It is the study of forces and their impact on the environment. Modern physics connects ideas together about the laws of symmetry and conservation (energy, momentum, charge, and parity). The Department of Physics at the Acharya Institute of Technology is one of the largest and most diverse departments. A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills which play a vital role in grooming the students. Research in the department covers a wide range of fields and world-class research on a wide spectrum of physical phenomena is conducted.

    Given the wide array of opportunities in the department, we encourage all of our students to get involved with research while they are here. Students have an opportunity to engage in research supported on the campus and at many of the nearby research centers. The students get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art computation and laboratory equipment in our laboratories.

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Department of Chemistry

Overview

    The Department of Chemistry was established in 2000. The department has well qualified with two Ph.D. holders and five faculty members pursuing Ph.D. on the faculty. They are experienced in different areas of chemistry, such as adsorption studies, nanomedicine, synthesis of metal complexes, synthesis of nanocomposite materials, polymers, and their applications in sensors and battery. The department has V.T.U recognized research centre started in the year 2013. As a part of the research work, faculty members of the department have contributed to numerous International journal publications and have presented papers at international and national level conferences. At the same time, they are rendering their services for various research societies as members.

    The department aims at preparing students for their careers in all engineering aspects. Engineering chemistry lab is well equipped with all facilities required for conduction of all the experiments prescribed by VTU.

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Department of Mathematics

Overview

    Engineering Mathematics draws inspiration with related fields such as Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Computer Science, to name but a few. The department of Mathematics was started in the year 2000 and has had an unprecedented part in producing many brilliant Engineering graduates. Mathematicians seek truth, beauty and elegance in mathematics itself and in our work with researchers studying fundamental questions in a host of other disciplines; we pursue excellence in all aspects of research and teaching. The research laboratories are equipped with an advanced scientific instrumentation for research, analysis and consultative work and ensure an enriching research environment. Major areas of research like Graph Theory, Number Theory, Algebra, Differential Geometry and Fluid Dynamics are successfully pursued by our very eminent and scholarly staff. Faculty members take pride in having 100 publications in international and national journals.

    The senior faculty members are reviewers and editorial board members in several prestigious national & international journals. The department organizes co-curricular activities like poster presentation, quiz, paper presentation, Fun with Math, etc. With the changing scenario of the modern times, there has been a steady up gradation in the courses that are offered to the students.

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Department of Physics

Vision

“Our vision blends fundamental physics with applications and integrates research to create a dynamic engineer for the growth of technology.”


Mission

“To educate students professionally to face the challenges in technical subjects of all branches of engineering. To provide a healthy learning environment, grounded well with the principles of engineering physics, promoting creativity.”


Department of Chemistry

Vision

“To influx basic knowledge in the essential principles and applications of chemistry that can serve to manipulate the molecular world of important emerging engineering disciplines.”


Mission

  • To teach students the value of cross-disciplinary thinking by providing them with educational opportunities between chemistry and engineering disciplines of study.

  • To train and mentor students as responsible scientists and scientifically literate professionals, involving them in all aspects of chemistry and the global chemical enterprise.


Department of Mathematics

Vision

“Envisions developing computational skills, critical thinking, problem solving skills and mathematical concepts in budding engineers to meet ever growing challenges of the global society with mathematical tools.”


Mission

“To provide excellent guidance to our students in imparting quality education in the areas of various domains of Mathematics to solve complex engineering problems and designing mathematical models for systems involving global level technology.”


Department of Chemistry

Advisory Board

Chief Advisor

Dr. H D Maheshappa
Principal, Acharya Institute of Technology

 

Chairman

Dr. Vishnuvardhan T K
Assistant Professor & Head,
Department of Chemistry.

 

Member Secretary

Dr. Harish M N K
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry.

 

Members

Dr. S Sampath
IPC, IISc Bangalore.

Dr. C D Satish
Professor, PES College, Bangalore.

Dr. P Mahadesh
Plant Manager, Bellur Bayar Extracts, Tumkur.

Dr. Veerendra Bhadrashetty
Consultant Chief Radio Chemist, Department of Cyclotron, Global Health Care Enterprises, Bangalore.


Department of Mathematics

Advisory Board

Chief Advisor

Dr. H D Maheshappa
Principal, Acharya Institute of Technology

 

Chairman

DR. K R Rajanna
Professor & Head,
Department of Mathematics.

 

Member Secretary

Dr. Indrani Pramod Kelkar
Professor,
Department of Mathematics.

 

Members

Dr. E Sampathkumar
UGC Emeritus Professor, Department of Studies in Mathematics,
University of Mysore, Mysore.

Dr. G D Veerappa Gowda
Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Centre,
Centre For Applicable Mathematics, Bangalore.

DR. K R Vasuki
Professor, Department of Studies in Mathematics,
University of Mysore, Mysore.

Dr. R Murali
Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

Dr. S Manjunath
Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, BNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

Dr. Pradeep Kumar
Associate Professor,
Department of Mathematics, Acharya Institute of Technology.

Our Professors

Acharya institute of technology is known for global leadership in technical education, and the Acharya faculty is a combination of young and experienced, passionate and curious individuals. They are the most distinguished scholars, who constantly do research in their respective fields.

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Dr. Mahesh S S Professor & Head
Department of Physics.



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Dr. Vishnuvardhan T K Assistant Professor & Head
Department of Chemistry.


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Dr. Prem Kumar H B Assistant Professor, Department of Physics.

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Prof. Chandrasekhar M Assistant Professor, Department of Physics.

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Prof. Mallikarjuna K S Assistant Professor, Department of Physics.


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Prof. Ashok Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Physics.



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Prof. Ravikumar B S Assistant Professor, Department of Physics.

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Dr. Harish M N K Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry.

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Prof. Satish Kumar K B Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry.

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Prof. Brungesh K V Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry.

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Prof. Shwetha R Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry.

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics.


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Dr. Somashekhara G Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics.

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Prof. Archana M A Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics.

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Dr. Girisha A Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics.

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Prof. Manohar M C Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics.


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Prof. Kavita S Permi Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics.

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Dr. B Prashanth Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics.

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Prof. Niranjan C M Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics.

Our Technical Staff

Acharya Institute of Technology has got a highly potential and dedicated technical staff with required educational qualification and experience. The technical staff, being a backbone of Acharya Institute of Technology, have been rendering their services to the institution with a commitment and responsibility. As Acharya Institute of Technology believes, prosperity is only possible when multiple hands are put together for the same purpose. Our technical staff members have been upgrading their knowledge which is relevant and essential in the modern era.


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Mrs. Shylaja K N Instructor
Department of Physics

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Mr. Harisha B S Instructor
Department of Physics

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Mr. Rajkumar Instructor
Department of Chemistry

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Mr. Vageesh Instructor
Department of Chemistry

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Mr. Rajkumar Instructor
Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry


    Conducting Polymer Composites

    Electrically conducting polymers have grown very rapidly since the discovery that there is a very sharp increase in conductivity when intrinsically insulating organic conjugated polymers are doped. A great advantage of conductive polymers is that their chemical, electrical and physical properties can be tailored to the specific needs of their application. The increase in surface area-to-volume ratio, which increases as the particles get smaller, leads to an increasing dominance of the behavior of atoms on the surface area of particle over that of those interior of the particle. Such a conducting nanopolymers like polypyrrole and polyaniline are blended with Nano metal oxides. This affects the properties of the particles when they are reacting with other particles. Such conducting behavior and their applications are studied in our R &D center. Because of the higher surface area of the nano-particles, the interaction with the other particles within the mixture is more and this increases the strength, heat resistance, etc. and many factors do change for the mixture.

    Adsorption Studies

    Environmental pollution is a serious day-to-day problem faced by the developing and the developed nations in the world. Today world is facing water pollution problem with heavy metals, this problem has led to the search of techniques and materials that are environment friendly and that can be use to remove heavy metals. In this context, our research group concentrating on adsorption process through nanotechnology as a water remediation method for the removal of heavy metals is an attractive method due to its ease of operation, economic viability.

    Nano Medicine

    Today, nanomaterials have been designed for a variety of biomedical and biotechnological applications. Which includes biosensors, enzyme encapsulation; neuronal nanotechnology, drug delivery. Presently our research group is focused on designing natural products based nano conjugates which are capable of multiple, simultaneous activities such as tumor-targeting, active sensing, diagnostics, and the delivery of drugs or imaging contrast agents.

    Photochemical Treatment Of Waste Water

    Functionalized metal oxide nanostructures have been employed as photo catalyst for removal of toxic organic and inorganic contaminates present in waste water by photochemical treatment. Presently our research group is concentrating on developing new, stable, low cost, and reusable highly photoactive systems for wastewater treatment.

    Mechano Chemistry for Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials

    Organic–inorganic hybrid materials are extensively used for removal of heavy metal ions and organic pollutants presented in waste water. At present our research group is interested in developing new high surface area, low cost, stable, reusable and high adsorption capacity organic-inorganic hybrid systems via mechanochemical approach for waste water purification.



Department of Mathematics


    Graph Theory

    One of the most active fields of current research in mathematics is the theory of graphs. Graph Theory is gaining an unprecedented status and importance in the field of mathematics due to its ever-increasing applicability in solving complex real-life problems providing engineering and technology driven solutions to them. It also has applications in the field of behavioral and social sciences. Major areas of graph theory where research is conducted in our R&D center are signed graphs, product graphs, Hamiltonian laceability in graphs, distance in graph, domination in graphs. Hamiltonian laceability and domination concepts find many applications in interconnection of computer networks, in improving the performance of computer architecture, overcoming communication link failure, Network Design etc. Concept distance in graph is used in facility location problems and telecommunication networks. While locating some emergency services in a region we try to minimize distance from each location to the service station. Thirteen researchers are working in this area.

    Differential Geometry

    Differential geometry is a discipline that uses techniques of differential calculus, integral calculus, linear algebra and multilinear algebra to study problems in geometry. The theory of plane, space curves and surfaces in three-dimensional Euclidean space forms the basis for development of differential geometry. In recent past differential geometry has grown into a field concerned more generally with the geometric structures on differentiable manifolds. Differential geometry has mainly two branches viz. Contact geometry and Finsler Geometry. At our R&D centre, research activity is in progress by six researchers on sub-manifolds, hyper surfaces in Contact Geometry and Finsler space , metric in Finsler Geometry. Both Contact and Finsler Geometry have many applications in the field of General theory of relativity, digital signal processing, control theory, image processing and computer-aided geometric design.

    Fluid Mechanics

    Fluid mechanics is the branch of physics which involves the study of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and the forces on them. Fluid mechanics can be divided into fluid statics, the study of fluids at rest; and fluid dynamics, the study of the effect of forces on fluid motion. Fluid mechanics plays a fundamental role in the applications to aeronautics, hydraulics, heat and mass transfer etc., also this subject is highly relevant in domains such as chemical, metallurgical, biological and ecological engineering. In fluid mechanics, dusty fluid is mixture of fluid and fine dust particles. The study of boundary layer flow of dusty fluid over a stretching surface is one of thrust areas of current research. This study finds applications over a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. The other area of fluid mechanics is Bio fluids, which describes the behavior of pollutants in the unsaturated and saturated soil zones. Two Researchers are working in this area.

    Number Theory

    Number Theory is the mathematics of integers. It is a subset of the integers, the primes, that are particularly important in Computer science. the fundamental theorem of arithmetic, states that every positive integer can be uniquely written as a product of primes. Factoring a positive integer into primes is a central problem in number theory. Fermat, Euler, and many other mathematicians devised imaginative factorization algorithms. Using the best known techniques, one can easily find primes for large numbers; factorizing integers with the same number of digits are beyond our most powerful computers. One of the most important applications of number theory to computer science is in the area of cryptography. Cryptography is the practice of hiding information, converting some secret information to not readable texts. Applications of cryptography include military information transmission, computer passwords, electronic commerce, and others. Congruence’s can be used to develop various types of ciphers. Current public-key cipher systems, the RSA algorithm for example, use elementary ideas from number theory. The security of the cipher system depends on the assumption that the factorization of composite numbers with large prime factors is prohibitively time consuming. One faculty is working in this area.

    Semi Group Theory

    Semi group is one of algebraic structures which play a prominent role in Mathematics with wide range of applications such as Theoretical Physics, Computer Science, Control Engineering, Information Science, Coding Theory, Graph Theory, Topological Spaces. It also has applications in Formal Languages, Biology, Automata and Sociology. Major areas of Semi group theory in which research is being conducted by one researcher at our R & D centre are - semi groups, - ideals of -semi groups, Fuzzy algebraic structures such as Fuzzy - semi groups, Fuzzy - ideals of Fuzzy - semi groups etc.

    Mathematical Analysis

    It is a branch of mathematics that includes theories of differentiation, integration, measure, limits, infinite series, and analytic functions. These theories are usually studied in the context of real & complex numbers and functions. Analysis evolved from calculus, which involves the elementary concepts and techniques of analysis. Analysis may be distinguished from geometry; however, it can be applied to any space of mathematical objects that has a definition of nearness (a topological space) or specific distances between objects (a metric space). Inequalities play an imperative role in almost all branches of mathematics and have broadly distinguished applications. Almost all calculations deal with some kind of approximations and the origin of approximations are nothing but an inequality. So, the more we sharpen the inequalities, the better will be the corresponding approximation Therefore, discovering the new inequalities, sharpening and as well as extending the old inequalities helps us to estimate and accurate our calculations. Inequalities problems have undergone a remarkable development in both pure and applied mathematics as well in mechanics, engineering sciences and all areas which include approximations. One faculty is working in this area.

    Thermoelasticity

    Thermoelasticity, deals with the interaction of temperature and strain fields in an elastic solid. Scientists use their understanding of thermoelasticity to design materials and objects that can withstand fluctuations in temperature without breaking. All materials that are elastic expand when heated and contract when cooled. The expansion that is described by thermoelasticity formulas is caused by an increase in the movement of the atoms in the material. These atoms remain linked to each other as solid heats but the molecular bonds grow in size, allowing the atoms to move away from each other and causing the material to grow. Conversely, when a material is cooled, the atoms move less and the bonds pull them closer to each other. This theory has great practical utility in several new areas of engineering and technology like acoustics, aeronautics, chemical and nuclear engineering. During past four decades, the theory has seen rapid progress and now it is of one of the major disciplines of continuum mechanics wherein there is a vast scope for theoretical and practical research. One faculty is working in this area.

    Extreme Value Theory

    The central limit theorems deal with convergence of the normalized sum of a large number of independent and identically distributed random variables. Analogous to these, there are limiting distribution results for normalized partial maxima, minima, order statistics, spacings, records and related random variables. Extreme value theory looks at methods to describe and understand quantifiable rare events which include distributions having heavy tails. Extremes are important in many fields such as engineering, insurance, hydrology, strength of materials, earthquake accelerations, failure of structural systems, etc. One faculty is working in this area.

    Department of Chemistry

    Mr. SatishKumar K B
    Research Area: Conducting Polymer Nanocomposite Materials.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Satish K
    Research Area: Nano Medicine.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Brungesh K V
    Research Area: Adsorption.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mrs. Poornima G S
    Research Area: Removal of Pollutants from Water.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mrs. Shwetha R
    Research Area: Waste Water Treatment.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Department of Mathematics

    Ms. Archana M A
    Research Area: Thermo elasticity.
    University: Jain University, Bangalore.

    Ms. Rajeshwari M
    Research Area: Graph Theory.
    University: Bangalore University.

    Mr. Manohar M C
    Research Area: Extreme Value Theory.
    University: Mysore University, Mysore.

    Mr. Md. Samiul Haque
    Research Area: Graph Theory.
    University: Jain University, Bangalore.

    Ms. Kavitha S Permi
    Research Area: Graph Theory.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Sandeep Kumar
    Research Area: Analysis.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Ms. Bhavya K
    Research Area: Differential Geometry.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Niranjan C M
    Research Area: Fluid dynamics.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

Course Catalog

Physics Cycle

  • Engineering Mathematics - I.
  • Engineering Physics.
  • Elements of Civil Engineering &
         Engineering Mechanics.
  • Elements of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Basic Electrical Engineering.
  • Workshop Practice.
  • Engineering Physics Laboratory.
  • Constitution of India & Professional Ethics.

Chemistry Cycle

  • Engineering Mathematics - II.
  • Engineering Chemistry.
  • Computer Concepts & C Programming.
  • Computer Aided Engineering Drawing.
  • Basic Electronics.
  • Computer Programming Laboratory.
  • Engineering Chemistry Laboratory.
  • Environmental Studies.

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