Research and P G Department of Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry
The Department of chemistry embarked on its long much to glory during the academic year 1964-1965 with two teachers as staff imparting instructions in chemistry to the pre-degree students of group I & II. The department was upgraded to degree level with chemistry as the optional main in the year 1979-80 with a sanctioned strength of 24 students. In addition to the above BSc Chemistry, namely Polymer Chemistry was started during the year 1993-94 with a sanctioned strength of 20 students.
The Department reached another milestone when the Hon. Management was pleased to take pains to introduce MSc course in Chemistry. Consequently, MSc course in chemistry with a sanctioned strength of 10 students was started in the year 1995-1996.
The year 2004-05 should be etched in golden letters in the annals of the department. During that year the University of Kerala recognized the department as an approved research center thereby making it at par with the premier colleges in the state.
The Department has a strength of 12 teachers and 4 non-teaching staff. Out of the total 12 permanent faculty members, 11 possess PhD. Another aspect that is worth mentioning is the vigor shown by the members in the department in pursuing research work. Two research labs are there in the department. 5 of the faculty members are Research guides and 17 students have registered for PhD in the department till date. 7 of them were awarded PhD. Many of our faculty members have published papers in various National & International Journals (above 80) and have presented papers in National & International Conferences. DST-FIST, SARD, KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala are some of the funding agencies which have supported us to have sophisticated instruments in our Research labs. We are now one among the four departments in the college selected under the DBT-Star College Scheme 2019 viz: strengthening of support to science departments for UG education.
The Department was able to produce ranks in the University level for BSc Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry. History repeated since 1996 for BSc Polymer Chemistry. Students secured ranks in the University level in 1996,1999,2004,2009,2010 & 2014. Till date more than 20 students passed UGC – CSIR Examination. The department is thus consistently producing one of the best results in the University. The notable alumni of the department include several renowned scholars in both academic and industry in India and abroad as well.
BSc Chemsitry, BSc Polymer Chemsitry,
MSc Chemistry, PhD (Chemistry)