The Department of Chemistry is one of the prestigious departments in our college. It came into existence in 1964, along with the very beginning of Junior college. On up-gradation to Degree college, Chemistry became a subsidiary for Zoology, Physics and Mathematics. Later in 1982, it was introduced as an undergraduate chemistry course (B. Sc) in the college under Prof. Jolly Jose (H o D). Prof. M.K. Jacob, Prof. N.I. Joseph, Prof. C. T. Thomas, and Prof. K. Joseph were the teachers who took the initiative. By 1984, the department was in full swing with 14 teaching staff and five non-teaching staff. In 2001, an additional undergraduate Vocational course with a specialization in Agrochemistry started but later discontinued.
In addition to this, we had conducted a certificate course in Soil analysis and Analytical Techniques for degree main students parallel to a degree course. Now there is U.G.C. sponsored Certificate course on Water analysis in the department that provides diploma, advanced diploma and degree certificates to students as and when they complete first, second and final year respectively. It helps 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 three permanent faculty members and five guest faculty.
The Chemistry Association meeting for the year 2019-20 was held on 23rd July at 3.20 pm in the Third Year Classroom to plan the Association's inauguration function. All students from the Department attended the meeting. HOD of the Department, Mr Aby Jimson, addressed the students and scheduled the year 2019-2020. Devika Ashok of D2 was elected as the new Association Secretary of the Chemistry Association for 2019-20 by the parliamentary mode of an election held on 22nd August 2019.
Inauguration of the Chemistry Association was held on 26th July 2019, Friday at 10 am at the Media Centre. The Programme started with a prayer song by Alinta T. K. and a team of D3. HOD Mr Aby Jimson welcomed the gathering. Prof Jose Thomas, the Principal, delivered the precedential address. Mr Shinu Peter, Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemistry, CMS College Kottayam, inaugurated the Programme and had a talk about Chemistry in everyday life. Ms Devika Ashok of D2 Chemistry delivered the vote of thanks. After the official session, S1 students were given a welcome by the senior students. The meeting comes to an end at 12.30 pm after refreshment.
Onam Celebration in College was held on 6th September 2019. Chemistry Association participated in all competition and secured the following prizes
Athapookkalam- 2nd prize
Vellamkudimathsaram -1st prize - Harikrishnan P, IPG
National level seminar organized by the Department of Chemistry was held on 20th September 2019 at 10.00 am at Seminar Hall. All the students from the Department attended the seminar. The Programme started with the prayer song by Ms Sidhya P.K. of D3. Dr Arun Thomas welcomed the gathering. Mr Aby Jimson, HOD, delivered the inaugural speech. Prof. Jose Thomas, the Principal, delivered the Presidential Address. Dr John Prakash, Asst. Prof. Central University of TamilNadu gave the invited talk on "Chemist's Future". The Programme came to an end with the vote of thanks by Ms Devika Ashok, Secretary, Chemistry Association. The First-year P.G. students were welcomed by senior students in the afternoon session, followed by refreshment.
Christmas Celebration in College was held on 6th September 2019. Chemistry Association participated in all competition and secured the following prizes
Angel Competition – 1st Prize, Binitta George D3
Crib & Star -3rd Prize
The first Dr Shiney Baby Endowment Lecture series was inaugurated on 5th March 2020 at 10.30 am. Dr Arun Thomas welcomed the gathering, and Mr Aby Jimson, HOD Chemistry, delivered the inaugural speech. Prof. Jose Thomas, the Principal, gave the Presidential Address. Dr S. Prathapan, Prof. Emeritus Dept. of Applied Chemistry CUSAT, delivered a lecture on “Organic Spectroscopy” The Programme was come to an end by 12.30 pm. Ms Meera Antony IIPG gave the vote of thanks. During the afternoon session, the farewell function for final year Degree student was conducted.
Dr. Arun Thomas, Association in charge
The first meeting of the chemistry association for the year 2018-2019 was held on 27 September Thursday at 1.15 pm in the 3rd DC classroom to plan the inauguration function of the chemistry association and fresher’s day. Students from III DC, II DC, I DC and II PG attended the meeting. HOD of the chemistry department, Mr Aby Jimson addressed the students, which followed a discussion in 2018-2019. Kumari. Alinta T K of II DC chemistry was elected as the new association secretary of chemistry in 2018-2019 by the parliamentary mode of the election held on 11 September 2018.
The Association activities during the academic year 2018-19 were inaugurated on 29/09/2018 at 9.30 am by Dr Roji j Kunnath, Asst. Professor, Govt. College, Manimalakunnu. The programme started with a prayer song. Principal Dr Shiney Baby delivered the presidential address. Dr Roji j Kunnath gave a valuable talk on “opportunities in chemistry”. After the Inaugural function, all S1 students were given a welcome by senior students. The meeting came to an end at 12.30 Pm after refreshment.
2st PG students of the chemistry association arranged a farewell party for the outgoing PG students on 19/11/18. 11 students participated in the function.
Ms Amrutha Soman and Ms Sandramol Saji of Ist PG Chemistry conducted a peer teaching section for UG students on 10/12/18. Ms Aiswarya Mohan and Ms Steny P. Mathew of Ist PG Chemistry conducted a peer teaching session for UG students on 16/01/19.
The College Christmas celebration was celebrated on 21\12\18. Chemistry association students participated in all competitions and secured prizes.
A computational chemistry class for first-year postgraduate students was conducted on 02/02/2019, Saturday at 10.30 am. Ms Minu Eliabeth Thomas, Research Scholar in computational chemistry, School of chemical science, M G University, Kottayam, took the class.
An interactive class were held on 06/02/2019 at 10.00 am in the seminar hall. Mr Gils Jose, An alumni of the chemistry department( BSc passed out in 2012), a research scholar, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, interacted with our Ist MSc, IInd MSc and III DC students. He delivered a talk on “medicinal chemistry”.
Ajayakumar P V
(Association in charge)