Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry has been functioning in this college since 1948. B.Sc. course was started in 1955 and M.Sc in 2001. The University of Kerala had recognized the Department to conduct M.Phil course for three years (1991 – 1994). The Department was approved as a recognized Research Centre for PhD of the Kerala University, in 2006. It was selected for the SARD project in 2006 by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala).
The Department received national recognition when it was selected for FIST programme by the department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India in 2007. The department Faculty has successfully carried out nine minor research projects of UGC and two major research projects of KSCSTE.
Eight of the eleven faculty members of the department are PhD holders and others are doing PhD. Six teachers are recognized guides for PhD. Fifteen students are doing Ph.D in the department. The faculty of the department has published more than 50 papers in International and national journals and presented many papers in national conferences. Four research guides from other institutions are approved guides in this centre.
The department organizes various programmes for the overall development of the students. Tutorial sessions and Parent-Teacher-Student (PTS) interactions are held periodically to evaluate and improve the performance of the department. The department organizes presentations by students on various aspects of chemistry. The department publishes a news letter ‘Element’. The students are also encouraged to attend seminars, workshops and quiz competitions. The students have brought many laurels in many intercollegiate quiz competitions. There is a tie up with Foundation for Capacity Building in Sciences (FCBS), Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) and Academy of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) and the faculty and students participate in their activities. The faculty members of the department are members of may academic bodies in the University. The faculty and students participate in extension activities and are involved in the awareness of current environmental issues. The department is consistently producing one of the best results at UG and PG level in the University.