Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry is one of the prestigious departments in our college. It came into existence in 1964, along with the very beginning of the Junior college. On upgradation to Degree college, Chemistry became subsidiary for Zoology, Physics and Mathematics. Later in 1982, B.Sc. Chemistry undergraduate course was introduced in the college under the leadership of Prof. Jolly Jose (HOD). Prof. M.K.Jacob, Prof. N.I.Joseph, Prof.C.T.Thomas, and Prof. K.Joseph were the teachers who took initiative for the venture. By 1984, the department was in full swing with 14 teaching staff and 5 nonteaching staff. In the year 2001, an additional undergraduate Vocational course with specialization in Agrochemistry was started which was later discontinued .
In addition to this we had conducted a certificate course in Soil analysis and Analytical Techniques for degree main students parallel to degree course. Now there is U.G.C.sponsored Certificate course on Water analysis going on in the department which provide diploma, advanced diploma and degree certificates to students as and when they complete first, second and final year respectively. This help the needy students to attain extra qualification parallel to their normal degree in Chemistry.
Recently in the Jubilee year 2013-14, M.Sc. Pure Chemistry course was started with 12 students. The department is now a P.G.Department with 4 permanent faculty members; TWO with M.Phil. & Ph.D degree and 5 guest faculty.