Since 1966

Programme Offered:
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Phil. (Chemistry)[Part Time and Full-time]
  • Ph.D.(Chemistry)[Full-time & Part-time]

About Department

Chemistry is recognized as the central science. Its role in connecting all the other basic sciences has been widely accepted and appreciated. Therefore understanding of the chemical entities and their reactions at the undergraduate level is the foundation for interfacing with other basic sciences. In a developing country like India, with a potential human resource, thrust in equipping students on basic sciences is essential. This necessitates a constant relook and upgradation of the basic science education in every higher educational institution. The DBT – star college scheme gives the right drive for institutions in this regard. The PG & Research Dept. of chemistry proposes to strengthen the existing curriculum offered to the undergraduates. A overall restructuring of the laboratory practices have been done and given a greener go, the missing links between the theoretical concepts and experiments learnt have been identified and established, a realistic and intensive training is provided focusing on individualized learning and hands-on training. A broader outlook of the course and appreciation of the interface of the subject with other basic sciences is to be given through the summer schools and internships.

PG & Research department of chemistry was established in the year 1966 with pre-university course in Chemistry. Presently, it is one of the potential departments in the college, with a rich research. Culture and offering Undergraduate to Ph.D in chemistry. A team of dedicated and efficient faculty members with 9 recognized research advisors serves the department. The department has a sophisticated instrumentation facility sponsored by DST-FIST.

Department History

The department came into being in 1966 with per-university programme . The year 1972 fall the introduction of B.Sc (Chemistry)aided section with professor R.Thomas Ponnusamy as the first Head of the Department. PG programme of M.Sc Chemistry was added in the year 1988 and the pinnacle was reached in 1992 with the addition of Ph.D. The self Financing wing took off in 1996 with B.Sc followed by M.Sc in 2006. The department was identified under FIST programme of DST by the Government of India in 2007.Another research M.Phil programme was initiated in 2011.

Our Vision

To achieve and maintain high academic standards through sustained diligence and creativity in teaching, learning, research and extension work in an ambience of mutual, treat, love and respect and effect holistic development of our scholars.

Our Mission

To provide chemistry education par excellence for all sections of scholars at all levels catering to the requirements for such walks of life as Chemists, Technicians, Educators, Researchers and Environmentalists contributing to our country’s growth with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and periodically updated curriculum.


Our path to accomplishing the cherished Mission is punctuated with the Preceptors of our Department.

  • Acting as mentors offering counseling to the students.
  • Teaching students the value of cross-disciplinary thinking by providing them with educational and research opportunities between chemistry and other fields of study.
  • Promoting innovative curriculum development while exposing students to advanced instrumentation and technology.
  • Fostering multi-disciplinary curriculum development to provide students with a breadth of course options in all branches of Chemistry.Encouraging community engagement by providing student with service-learning and community based research opportunities.
  • Servicing as excellent role models to students for safe and ethical professional behavior.
  • Providing high quality academic counselling for all majors.
  • Encouraging students to value diversity and to develop a global perspective through international exposure in Chemistry.

Contact Person

  • Dr.Dr.J. Princy Merlin M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,PGDCA.,B.Ed.,
  • Assoc.Professor& Head, Department of Chemistry,
  • Telephone:0431 2770136, 2772345 (258)

Contact Person

  • Dr.I. Sharmila Lydia M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
  • Co-ordinator(SF) & Associate Professor,Department of Chemistry
  • Telephone:0431 2770136, 2772345 (258)