Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at our college has a rich history of academic development and research. It began in 1991 by offering subsidiary chemistry courses to B.Sc. Physics students, thereby laying the foundation for a comprehensive chemistry education within the institution. This initiative was crucial in providing Physics students with a strong background in Chemistry, which is essential for a holistic understanding of the physical sciences.

In 2005, the department expanded its academic offerings by introducing both B.Sc. Chemistry and M.Sc. Chemistry (Self-financing) courses. These programs were designed to cater to the increasing demand for advanced education in Chemistry, providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in scientific research, industry, and education. The addition of the M.Sc. Chemistry program marked a significant milestone, enabling students to engage in higher-level studies and research.

The department is currently headed by Shini.M, who has been instrumental in guiding its growth and development. Under her leadership, the department has not only excelled in teaching but also made significant strides in research. Notably, the department has received funds for research projects under the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment (KSCSTE). This funding is aimed at promoting young talents in science, allowing students and faculty to engage in cutting-edge research and contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

To further enhance the educational experience, the Department of Chemistry offers several certificate courses. These include Environmental Chemistry, Solid Waste Management and Pollution Control, and Food Chemistry. Each of these courses is designed to address contemporary issues and equip students with practical skills relevant to their fields.

Environmental Chemistry focuses on the chemical processes occurring in the environment and the effects of human activities on these processes. It covers topics such as pollution, waste management, and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Solid Waste Management and Pollution Control provides students with the knowledge to manage waste effectively and mitigate pollution, addressing one of the critical challenges of modern society.

Food Chemistry explores the chemical composition of food, the changes it undergoes during processing and storage, and the principles of food safety and quality control.

These certificate courses reflect the department’s commitment to providing a comprehensive education that combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications.

In summary, the Department of Chemistry, established as a significant part of our college’s academic structure since 1991, has grown to offer robust undergraduate and postgraduate programs. With strong leadership from Shini.M, research funding from KSCSTE, and a variety of specialized certificate courses, the department continues to promote excellence in chemistry education and research, fostering the development of young scientific talents.

To foster a scientific temper and promote professional and technological expertise in Chemistry.

Excellence in research, teaching and learning practice of Chemistry.
Department of Chemistry