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
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?
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|