DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
With faith in God Almighty and
with the spirit of service
We try to learn and solve
the mysteries of Chemistry
Ph.No. 0481-2302260 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Chemistry commenced functioning under the eminent leadership of Prof.K.George in 1964 and, in 1969 the degree course in Chemistry was introduced. The Department became a Post Graduate department in 1984 when M.Sc in Pure Chemistry was started. The Department of Chemistry also offers ancillary subjects in Chemistry to around 160 students in disciplines such as Zoology and Botany. There are about 170 students learning Chemistry at the UG and PG levels. The Department of Chemistry houses 3 Laboratories, 1 Store-room, 5 Classrooms and a Staff-room. The department library has about 850 volumes of advanced books with both lending and reference options to studentsin addition to 1000 books and 5 chemical journals in the general library. It also has eight advanced computers with theinternet facility at its disposal for use by both teachers and students of the department.
The department gratefully recalls the services and contributions of all its retired/transferred teachers and non-teaching staff who in their various positions as HOD /faculty member/ staff members promoted the development of the department. The department has 10 teachers and 3 laboratory staff. Four members of the department have research degrees. Each and every member is dedicated to the wellbeing and development of the college as well as the department. The Department continuously works to produce brilliant young chemists who, by their scientific abilities can work for the benefit of humanity. In creating a scientific temperament the students are encouraged to develop skills of analytical thinking, experimentation, and application of knowledge gained.Our teachers guide the projects of students in UG and PG classes. Research work of faculty members is supported by the national and state funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, UGC, KSCSTE. Research output is recognized by publications in international and national journals. Steps have been taken to convert our department into a full-fledged research department in the near future.
In an effort to motivate the students and expose them to contemporary research, the department organizes several excellent national and state level seminars and workshops on the frontier areas of chemistry where renowned scientists from different parts of India participate and deliver scientific lectures. In addition, ‘beyond curricular’ classrooms lectures are also organized and the students get an opportunity to interact with eminent scientists.Students are also encouraged for participating and presenting papers in national and international seminars.The final year students of both PG and UG are taken for a study tour every year to boost their inquisitiveness and outlook in regard to their subject and to provide an insight into the overall industrial and research environment inside and outside the state. They got opportunities to visit industrial units of Mysore sandal factory, silk factory, Rubber Board, NIISTetc.
Since the establishment of the chemistry department, many meritorious students have graduated from the department and have created their own niche in the society. The department has produced a number of eminent scientists and chemists who today are occupying important positions in industries, societies as well as in teaching in India and abroad. P H Kurian IAS, Dr. Suresh Mathew, Professor in Mahatma Gandhi University, Dr.Jibin Abraham Punnoose, USA, Dr.Krishnakumar, Canada are some of the illustrious alumni of our department.
The department has produced a few ranks both in UG and PG levels. Remya U (2012) and Geetha P O (2013) secured 5th and 4th rank in M.Sc examinations of Mahatma Gandhi University respectively. Jayasree S (6th rank, 2017), Soumya Sukumar (2nd rank, 2018), Ashly Susan Itty (3rd rank, 2018), Sruthy Susan Abraham (4th Rank, 2018) and Arppana Binu (5th Rank,2018) are some of the UG rank winners. Remedial classes are conducted for weak students frequently.
Endowment prizes, instituted by teachers of our department are awarded to our meritorious students in UG and PG classes.The Joseph Chandy foundation Endowment (annual interest on Rs. one lakh) is given to one student from each class on merit cum means basis.
In addition to the regular and routine nevertheless effective, Chalk and Talk method of teachingas well as practical classes, the department strongly believes in the exploration and exploitation of modern tools for effective communication and better teaching. TheLCD projector use of animation enabled power point presentation for diagrams, derivations, complex and complicated concepts, etc. helps the students to understand anything and everything with ease and helps them in a big way to be thorough knowledge wise. Over and above, the students of this department are guided and counselled to take up competitive examinations involving UGC-CSIR, GATE, UPSC, Railways, BSRB, etc., With these, it is hoped strongly that these students have an edge over others in terms of becoming wholesome, competitive and employable.
VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT
- To form men and women who will live and promote chemical sciences for healthier living of all forms of life in the earth globally and locally.
- To create a favourable chemistry learning environment
- To foster a better experimental learning of chemistry
- To nurture creativity and innovations in thoughts and actions
- To make significant contributions towards teaching, learning and researching chemistry for social relevance.