Chemistry research at Pragati Engineering College

RESEARCH GUIDANCE

  • P. V. S. Machiraju recognized as Research Supervisor by JNTU-K, Kakinada for guiding Ph. D Programme in Chemistry
  • P. V. S. Machiraju recognized as Research Director by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam for guiding Ph.D Programme in Chemistry
  • Scopus id holder and Global Researcher Id holder

Ph. D Awards & thesis Submission

S.No Name of the Scholar Discipline University Date of
Submission Award
1 Mrs. K. Jhansi Lakshmi Chemistry JNTU-K, Kakinada 7-7-2014 Ph. D Awarded on10-01-2015
2 Mrs. Ch.V.V. Satyavani Chemistry Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 9-5-2014 Awaiting Award

Scholars presently pursuing Ph. D in Chemistry – 06 no

S.No Name of the Scholar Discipline University Year of Registration
1 Mr. Ch. Krishna Prasad Organic Chemistry JNTU-K, Kakinada 2012
2 Mr. B. Srikanth Analytical/Organic Chemistry JNTU-K, Kakinada 2012
3 Mr. G.Sai Uday Kiran Analytical/Organic Chemistry JNTU-K, Kakinada 2012
4 Mr. B.Venkateswara Rao Analytical/Bio/Environmental  Chemistry JNTU-K, Kakinada 2013
5 Mrs. R. Amulyam Analytical/Environmental Chemistry JNTU-K, Kakinada 2013
6 Mr. D. Rama Rao Organic/Environmental chemistry Andhra University Visakhapatnam 2010
7 Vijaya Varma Organic Chemistry JNTU-K, Kakinada 2014

R&D FUNDING PROJECTS

AICTE, New Delhi & UGC, New Delhi

  • S. Sambhu Prasad, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Principal was sanctioned Research Project entitled “Modernization of Manufacturing Technology Laboratory” with a financial Assistance of Rs. 12.25 Lakhs under the scheme MODROBS.
  • S. Sambhu Prasad, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Principal submitted a Major Research Project Proposal entitled “Evaluation of elevated temperature sliding wear behavior of Aluminum based metal matrix composites”  to UGC, New Delhi for a financial assistance of Rs. 19.52 Lakhs

MAJOR Research Projects
(Funding Agencies-UGC, MoWR & BRNS)

  • P.V.S.Machiraju, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Basic Science has been acting as Co-Principal Investigator for a Major Research Project sanctioned by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai (39.68 Lakhs ). The present status of the project is Ongoing
  • A Major research project Proposal of P.V.S.Machiraju was approved by Indian National Committee on Ground Water Board (INCGWB), Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), New Delhi for 16.70 Lakhs and the release of Grant awaited
  • P.V.S.Machiraju, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Basic Science submitted a Major Research project proposal for Rs. 24.82 Lakhs to Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Bhabha Atomic research centre (BARC), Mumbai (Awaiting Final approval for Sanction and Release of Financial assistance)

Minor Research Project: ONGOING

 Funding Agency- UGC-SERO, Hyderabad

  • P. Satyanarayana, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Basic Sciences was sanctioned with a Minor Research Project with a financial assistance of Rs. 4,20,000/- and an amount of Rs.3,15,000/- released.

A Guest Lecture on Natural radioactivity on Environment By Dr. A. Vinod Kumar

Head, Radiation Safety Systems Division, BARC, Mumbai

Instrumentation Research Lab, Chemistry Instrumentation Research Laboratory Inaugurated on 29-09-2014 by Prof. Y.L.N.Murthy, Department of Organic Chemistry, Foods, Drugs and Water Analysis, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Research Laboratory (WET LAB)

    • Research Laboratory (WET LAB) Inaugurated on 9-01-2015 by Dr P.A.JOY, Scientist, Department ofMaterials Chemistry, National Chemical Laboratories (NCL), PUNE
    • Research Project Laboratory Inaugurated on 9-4-2015
    • Research Consultancy Laboratory Inaugurated on 9-4-2015
    • Students Research Activity on Significance of R&D in Engineering for Global Recognition

    • Release of Quality Status of Drinking Water of Pragati by R&D Division

    • Dr. P.V.S. Machiraju, Prof. of Chemistry attended International Conference at Hongkong from 3-5th October 2014 and presented Oral, Poster presentations and chaired a technical session
    • Participating in National Conference in ISS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan as a resource person and participated in a Panel discussion on Teaching and research Enhance the Quality of Higher Education

MOU’s

  1. Dept. of Chemistry MOU with Shiva Prasad sadanand jaiswal College, Arjuni/Morgoan, Dist. Gondia-441701
  2. R&D Division MOU is in process with TCG Life Sciences, kolkata
  3. MOU of Dept. of Chemistry, Sri Chaitanya V.S. Lakshmi Mahila kalasala, Kakinada is in process
  4. MOU of Dept. of Chemistry, D.L.R. College (UG & PG courses)is in process

 

Research Consultancy

Consultancy with ABS IMPEX is an ongoing one

Dr P.V.S. Machiraju attended Audit Course for 2014 Batch Ph. D Scholars of JNTU_K, Kakinada as a Resource Person and delivered a talk on Significance of Interdisciplinary Research on 10-05-2015

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS OF Dr. P.V. S. MACHIRAJU Professor of Chemistry

International Journals:

  1. Srinivasarao V.,Khan A.M., Murthy Y.L.N., Viplavaprasad U.  and   Machiraju P.V.S, “Assessment of water quality of Godavari River at Nanded, Maharastra and Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India”, Research Journal Chemistry and Environment, Vol.12(1) P65-68, 2008.

*Displayed as an article in British Library direct

  1. Machiraju P.V.S., Murthy Y.L.N., Srinivasarao V.,“Characterization of solid effluent from paper industry and assessment of its potential on germination and growth of vegetable crops”, Jr. of Industrial Pollution Control 24 (2), pp 141-144,(2008) © Enviromedia, [Citation Index: 5,333 from 11-03-2010]
  2. V.Srinivasa Rao., A.M.Khan., Y.L.N.Murthy and P.V.S.Machiraju”Physical Characters of Godavari river Water at Nanded and Rajahmundry”Poll Res. 27(1), 173-175 (2008) [Citation Index: 10,077 since 29-7-2009]
  3. Machiraju P.V.S., Murthy Y.L.N., Srinivasarao V. “Characterization of liquid effluent from sugar industry and its applications”, Journal of Eco toxicology and Environmental monitoring, 19(5), pp 523-529, 2009 [Impact Factor:
  4. P.V.S.Machiraju., Y.L.N.Murthy “Industrial Sludge as a Fertilizer Substitute”, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, Vol.2 (1), pp: B-193- 199, 2011. [Impact Factor: 0.47)
  5. Machiraju, P.V.S.Machiraju, Y.L.N., Assessment of Potential of Agro Oil Industrial sludge as an alternate fuel IUP Journal of Chemistry, Vol. IV, No. 2, 2011)
  6. P.V.S.Machiraju, G.V. Siva Prasad T. Vara Prasad and D. Rama Rao., “Assessment of Suitability of Distillery liquid Effluent for End Use Applications” Research Journal of EnvironmentalSciences,6:88-92.(2012) [ Science Alert Journal Impact Factor. 0.235 ]
  7. 8. V.Namratha,P.V.S.Machiraju, Ch. Veerababu,“Physicochemical and Biochemical Characterization of Surface Waters in Mangrove Areas of Godavari Region for Assessing their Interaction with Ground waters” Manuscript submitted to Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry(International), Manuscript No. ARJC-Web-155/13/13-2-2013 (IF: 0.83)
  8. Satyavani Ch V.V, B. Venkateswara rao and P.V.S Machiraju, “Physicochemical and Microbial analysis of ground water near Municipal Dump site for quality evaluation”, International Journal of Bioassays, 2(8); 2013, pp 1139-1144.[Impact Factor:

 

  1. K. Jhansi Lakshmi, P.V.S. Machiraju, P. Udaya Bhaskar, “Physico and Biochemical Analysis

Of Subsurface Waters Near Polluted Surface Water Source For Quality Evaluation” ISSN: 0975-

6299, Int. J Pharm Bio Sci 2013 Oct; 4(4): (B) 867 – 874. IF: 0.473

 

  1. K. Jhansi Lakshmi, P.V.S. Machiraju, P. Udaya Bhaskar, “Quality Evaluation of Subsurface Waters near an Industrial Effluent Stream by Physicochemical and Microbial Characterization for Assessing their Potential for Application”, Journal of Applicable Chemistry, Vol 2 (5),2013, pp: 1391-1401 (Impact factor: 1.2910 & Universal Impact factor: 1.0714 )

 

  1. J.Srinivasa Rao, P.V.S.Machiraju, A.V.L.N.S.H.Hari Haran, T.Siva Rao ”A Study on Hydro

Geochemistry of Ground Water in Visakhapatnam Costal Region using Factor Analysis.  Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry. 6(12); December 2013; Page 1103-1106. [Impact Factor:

 

  1. P.V.S. Machiraju, B. Venkateswara rao, Satyavani Ch V.V, “Quality Evaluation of Ground Water near Granite mining area by Physico and Biochemical Characterization for better end Utilization, Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry. 6(12); December 2013; Page 1146-1152.

[Impact Factor:

 

  1. P.V.S. Machiraju, B. Venkateswara rao, Satyavani Ch V.V,”Physicochemical and Biochemical Characterisation of Ground waters near point Sources for Assessing their Quality for user End Application”. Journal of Applicable Chemistry. 2014, 3 (1): 290-301. [Impact Factor:

 

  1. K. Jhansi Lakshmi, P.V.S. Machiraju, P. Udaya Bhaskar, “Physicochemical and Microbial Characterisation of Subsurface Waters Near A Non Point Source For Assessment of Quality for End Use Applications” International Journal of Current Chemical Sciences-Vol.3, Issue,1, pp.06-13, January, 2014. [Impact Factor:

 

  1. Ch. Krishna Prasad, P.V.S. Machiraju, “Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of some Benzohydrazide Derivatives of Egonol Intermediate” International Journal of Current Research in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1(10): (2014): 74-82. [Impact Factor:

 

  1. B. Vijaya Kumari, YLN Murthy, P.V.S. Machiraju,” Chemical and microbial characterization of surface and ground waters near estuaries of East Godavari region for evaluation of their potential for application. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, volume 3 Number 12 (2014) pp. 205-212. [Impact Factor:

 

  1. P.V.S. Machiraju, Ch. V.V.Satyavani and M. Krishna Murty, “Quality Evaluation of Ground Water Near Point Source in Urban Area for Assessment of Its Potential for Application” Asian Jounal of Chemistry; Vol. 26, Supplementary Issue (2014), S146-S152. [Impact Factor:

 

  1. P.V.S.Machiraju and K. Jhansi Lakshmi, “Physico-Chemical, Biochemical and Heavy Metals Analysis of Subsurface Waters Near Non-Point Source for Assessing Their Quality for End User Application” Asian Journal of Chemistry; Vol. 26, Supplementary Issue (2014), S153-S156. [Impact Factor:

 

  1. P.Lakshmi Ganapati, V. Ranga Rao, T. Siva Rao and P.V.S.Machi Raju, Physicochemical and Heavy Metal Characterization of Drinking Waters from Rural Water Supplies (RWS) for Quality Evaluation. Journal of Applicable Chemistry, 2014, 3 (5): 2166-2175. [Impact Factor:

 

  1. Machiraju, P.V.S., Balaramaraju, D., Dayakar Babu,R, “Investigative Study to Assess the Potential of Paper Industrial Sludge as a Material for Construction” International Journal of Engineering and Technical Research (IJETR), Volume-2, Issue-8, August 2014. [Impact Factor:
  2. J. Srinivasa Rao, V.L.N.S.H.Hari Haran, T. Siva Rao, P.V.S.Machiraju., Hydrogeochemistry of Ground Water using Multivariate Factor Analysis in Srikakulam Coastal Region of A.P., India. Journal of applicable Chemistry (International Peer Revieved Journal), Vol. 3 (2), pp: 769-775, 2014. [Impact Factor:

 

  1. J. Srinivasa Rao, V.L.N.S.H.Hari Haran, T. Siva Rao, P.V.S.Machiraju., Quality Evaluation of Ground Water near a Salt Creek by physicochemical Characterization to Assess their Potential for Application in Vijayanagaram district of coastal, International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, Vol. 5, Issue, 5, pp. 953-958, 2014.

 

  1. P. Lakshmi Ganapati, V. Ranga Rao, P.V.S.Machiraju, T. Siva Rao, Communicated to International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology. Accepted for publication, dated 16th April, 2015.

 

  1. Ch. Krishna Prasad, P.V.S.Machiraju,”Synthesis , Characterization and Anti-Bacterial Activity of some Benzohydrazide Derivatives of Egonol Intemediate, International Jounal of Current Research in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1(10), pp. 74-82, 2014.

National Journals:

  1. Machiraju P.V.S., Murthy Y.L.N., Srinivasarao V.,“Selective characterization and impact analysis of liquid Paper industry Effluent ”, Nature Environment and Pollution Technology , 7(3) , pp 483-487 , 2008[Citation Index: 6446 since 25-05-20009]

(** Translated in to Chinese and preserved in Wanfangdata.com, china)

  1. Machiraju P.V.S., Murthy Y.L.N., Srinivasarao V.,“Assessment of physicochemical characteristics of liquid effluent from Agro oil industry and its applications”, Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology , 7(4) , pp 737-741, 2008, [Citation Index: 5,336 since 25-05-20009]

(**Translated in to Chinese and preserved in Wanfangdata.com, china)

  1. P.V.S.Machiraju and Y.L.N.Murthy, “Assessment of Agro Potential of Sugar Industrial sludge’, Derpharma Chemica, 2(5), 463-469, 2010. Scholars research library
  2. Mahendra, K., Murthy, Y.L.N., Narasimha Rao, C.V., Machiraju, P.V.S. “Isolation of Polyprenols from Tobacco and their separation by adopting New Chromatographic Techniques” Journal of Natural products and Plant resources, Vol- I (1), pp: 125-133, 2011
  3. Rama Rao, D., Satyanarayana , T. Machiraju, P.V.S.Assessment of Ground Water Quality for Application in Kakinada Coast”, Der Chemica Sinica, 3(1), 287-291, (2012)
  4. B. Vijaya Kumari, YLN Murthy, P.V.S. Machiraju, P.L. Renuka, Palla Mahesh. “Quantification of Antioxidants from selected Plant Species of Mangrove Region in East Godavari Estuaries of Andhra Pradesh, (India). Journal of Science/Vol 4 (7), pp: 428-432, ( 2014)

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