The Department of Chemistry was established in 1957. The Chemistry Post Graduate course was started in 1964. A Research Centre in Chemistry was established in the College in 1976, with a view to promote research interests, both among the students and the teachers of the Department. Currently the Department offers Under-Graduate courses, Post- Graduate courses and research programmes. The Department is an approved research center for Chemistry under the University of Kerala. Chemistry is offered as a Complementary paper to the Under Graduate students of Physics, Botany and Zoology by the Department.
From its inception, the Department has striven to set high standards of teaching and learning. The galaxy of eminent alumni bears ample testimony to the Department\'s excellence as a result of the hard work and dedication of a team of committed faculty members, guided by able administrators. The Department is a DST-FIST supported department. The golden jubilee of the PG Department of Chemistry was celebrated in the academic year 2015-16. The department has produced several nationally and internationally renowned scientists and professors who are holding positions of high esteem.
The Research Department is engaged in active research and conducts various research activities in the fields of solid state kinetics, biomaterials, electrochemistry, phytochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry and materials chemistry. The Department has 10 Faculty Members, out of whom 5 are research guides. The Department has several major and minor projects from various government agencies like the UGC, DST and CSIR. The Department provides consultancy services to IGNOU and undertakes projects from various industries.
Dr Sumol Varghese is the current head of the Department.
Dr. SUMOL VARGHESE, M.Sc.,B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D
Ms. Suma P. Oommen, M.Sc., B.Ed., M. Phil
Dr. George Lukose
Dr. James T. Joseph MSc, BEd, MPhil, PhD
Dr. Suju C Joseph MSc, PhD, DCT (USA)
Dr. Suja Mathai MSc, BEd, PGDCA, PhD
Dr.R. SELWIN JOSEYPHUS M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr.SONIA MOL JOSEPH, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Sajith Kurian MSc, PhD
Ms. Binimol Mary Mathew
Dr. Jadu Samuel MSc, MPhil, PhD
Prof. J. Fenn
Prof. E. T Varkey
Prof.K. P. Ittiavrah
Prof. T. J. Joseph
Prof. K. R. Krishnan
Prof. Ittiavirah Joseph
Prof. O. P. Abraham
Prof. G. C. S. Mani
Prof. V. C. Joseph
Prof. A. J. Varghese
Prof. John Joseph
Prof. C. G. Subramania Iyer
Prof. P. K. Thomas
Rev. Fr. Francis Kalacherry
Prof. A. Venkitachalam Iyer
Prof. P. A. Abraham
Prof. K. V. Joseph
Prof. Joseph Pullukat
Prof. P. M. Peter
Dr. Scaria M. Chakalackal
Prof. K. Ramaswamy Iyer
Prof. T. G. Geevarghese
Dr. M. J. Chandy
Prof. Chacko Adhikaram
Prof. K. John Mathai
Rev. Sr. Mary Mathew
Prof. Raju Abraham
Prof. P.C. Tharian
Rev. Fr. Thomas Kottarathil
Prof. K. I. Idiculla
Prof. M. S. George
Prof. P. G. Thomas
Prof. P. N. Kesavan Nambeesan
Prof. T. D. Kurian
Mr.Varghese Zachariah. M.Sc.,B.Ed
Mrs. P.K. Gracykutty, M.Sc., M.Phil.
Mrs. Amminikutty.D, M.Sc.
Dr. Abraham George, M.Sc., D.D.E., P.G.D.H.E., M.Phil., Ph.D
Dr. Joseph Mathew, M.Sc., M.Phil.
Ms. Aleyamma Mathew
Mr. V.Varghese, M.Sc., M.Phil
Mr. Johnson Varghese M.Sc. M.Phil
Mrs. S. Lalitha, M.Sc., B.Ed. Mphil
The Department has 2 UGC Minor Research Projects, 1 CSIR Major Project and 1 DST-SERB Major Project. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; DBT, ICSSR, etc. have received total grants of Rs 12 Lakhs.
Students of the Department accompanied by Faculty go for field visits to FACT (Kochi & Aluva), NIIST, Trivandrum and Tuber Research Institute, Trivandrum.
The PG students of the Department do project work at CESS Akkulam & Ayurveda College, Trivandrum.