The department of Chemistry was established under the erstwhile Bombay University as one of the centres of post- graduate teaching and research. Later, in 1953 the department became a part of Karnataka University. In the last five decades the department has grown as one of the pioneering departments in teaching and research. The department has excellent infrastructure for research in Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Polymer Science. The Department offers a unique blend of high quality teaching and rigorous student training.
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To transform the budding Chemists into creative teachers, innovative scientists and productive chemists.
To achieve excellence in teaching and research as a potential training centre for Post-graduates for their overall academic development. To peruse and publish world class research works in chemical science. To establish collaboration with industries and other reputed National and International Research Organizations to attain self sufficiency.