Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry started functioning from the very inception of the college. Prof. Kurias J Kadavan was the illustrious founder member of the department who became the Head of the Department of Chemistry in 1965. The degree course in Chemistry started in 1982with a sanctioned strength of 32 students. The PG Course in M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemistry started in 1999. The department aims at enabling the students to acquire an ability to think rationally and critically, and to apply the knowledge of chemistry in making judgements and solving problems.

STRENGTHS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

There are 8 teachers in the department out of which 4 arePh.Dholdersand one has anM.Phil in Nano Science and Nanotechnology.Three teachers are pursuing their Ph.Dand about six research scholars are working towards their Ph.D degree in our Research Centre.Three major projects and four minor projects successfully have been completed by the faculty.Dr. Shiny Palatywashonoured with the Best teacher award  in 2014 for her contributions in teaching and research.

METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING LEARNING

  • Industrial and lab visits
  • Conducts quiz for students based on their syllabus
  • Wall magazines are posted by students on contemporary and relevant topics in Chemistry
  • Students of the department regularly attend seminars and workshops on the subject.
  • In house Project works of students are carried out in our own Research Centre and the resultant papers are presented and published in reputed journals.

INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES

The department has five PG-UG laboratories, one research lab, a computer lab, and a chemical store room. The department also has a well stocked library with around 5000 books and 6 journals which meets the needs of students, research scholars and the faculty. Subscriptions to various journals of national and international repute keep the department updated with the current trends in the subject.

 

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

  • Provide suitable curricular and extracurricular support to students through advanced  coaching ,remedial programmes, mentoring, tutoring etc.,
  • Focus on research and academics and innovative teaching methods to facilitate employability
  • Approved research centre with Highest number of publications
  • A set of highly dedicated teaching faculty
  • Lecture on Nobel prize in Chemistry every year.
  • A herbal garden with about 40 varieties of rare and endangered species of medicinal plants.
  • Every year the department is publishing a manuscript magazine ‘ALCHEMI’ to encourage & develop the scientific skills and literary talents of the UG and PG students of the department.
  • Faculty of the department regularly attends seminars and workshops.

COURSES OFFERED:

  • B.Sc Chemistry (Model I)
  • Core : Chemistry
  • Complementary I: Maths
  • Complementary II: Physics
  • Choice Based Course: Environmental Chemistry
  • Open course: Food Science
  • Add-on Course :Food processing and preservation(U G C Sponsored)
  • M.Sc (PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY)
  • Ph.D Chemistry

Faculty Profile

Dr. MARY JOSEPH

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR& HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT
Ph.D, M.Sc

Dr.SHINY PALATTY

Associate Professor & Research Guide
M.Sc, Ph.D

Dr. LITTY SEBASTIAN

Assistant Professor
M.Sc, Ph.D

Sindhu Joseph

Assistant Professor
M.Sc, Ph.D

Anu K John

Assistant Professor
Ph. D, M. Phil, M.Sc

BAIJU K P

Assistant Professor
M.Sc. Chemistry

Divya Jose

Assistant Professor
M.Sc, Ph.D

Dr. JINSA MARY JACOB

Assistant Professor
M.Sc, Ph.D

ASSOCIATIONS AND EVENTS

Chemistry Association is very active in the department regularly conducting seminars and talks by eminent resource persons.

WORKSHOPS/SEP (STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME)

Sl. No Topic Name of the expert Date
1 Nobel Prize Lecture Dr. K.L. SEBASTIAN, FASc., FNA (Professor Dean, Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad) 24th August, 2017
2 Science Lecture Prof. AnanthaPadmanabhan, Maharajas College February 2017
3 Ozone Day Lecture Mr. C.R. Neelakandan, Political Activist and Writer September 2016
4 Nobel Prize Lecture Dr. Dileep P.V. 4th March, 2016
5 ‘30 years of healing the ozone together’ Dr. V. SivanandanAchari, School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT 16th September , 2015
6 National Science Day Lecture Dr. K. Gireesh Kumar, Applied Chemistry, CUSAT February 2015
7 Science Lecture Dr. N. ChandramohanKumar, UGC Emeritus Professor, School of Marine Science, CUSAT 28th February, 2014
8 Resonance Dr. K.G. Nair, Director, C-SiS 6th February, 2014


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