The Department of Chemistry's history can be traced back to as early as 1968 when Chemistry was taught as a subsidiary subject of Home Science. It became a full-fledged department with the launching of B.Sc. Chemistry in 1998.The first faculty of the department was Sr.Lourdes C.S.N., who retired in 1995 as the Principal of the institution. The Department has produced several university ranks and a number of distinctions and first classes. M.Sc. in Chemistry was started in 2013. The department has a well-equipped laboratory to cope with the present needs of higher education and a departmental library. The alumni of the department are active and vibrant.
Chethana, an endowment programme for the mothers of our students, started in 1995 to remember the services of Sr. Lourdes, former Principal and HOD of Chemistry is organized by the department.
ICT enabled Classrooms
ICT Classrooms (Information and Communication Technologies led Classrooms) with Wifi connectivity makes learning interesting and effective.
U.G Chemistry Laboratory
The Department has two Chemistry laboratories for Undergraduates with adequate space and equipment for students to do their practical sessions in time and with ease. The equipment is well maintained and promptly calibrated. Chemicals are replenished as and when required. The Postgraduate and Undergraduate laboratories have all the needed facilities like electronic balances (with accuracy 0.1 mg and 1 mg), fume hoods, digital potentiometer, digital conductometer, digital colorimeter, refractometer, polarimeter, pH meter, melting point apparatus, vacuum pump, centrifuge, air oven etc.
P.G Chemistry Laboratory
PG Department of Chemistry is well equipped with laboratories that include essential tools for conducting experiments based on the curriculum. The Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry laboratories have all the necessary equipment for the preparation of samples and standards for various analysis tests. It is ensured that good standard chemicals and apparatus are used for the practical sessions. Equipment is well maintained and calibrated. Precautions are adequately taken to ensure the safety of students and avoid any accidents during experiments. The lab uses all the traditional equipment, including glassware, analytical balance, ovens, etc., and more specialized instruments such as a refractometer, conductometer, viscometers, ice-making machines, etc.
World Ozone Day 2022
Ozone Day 2022 was observed by Department of Chemistry on 16th September 2022. Keynote address was presented by Dr. Marilyn Mary Xavier, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry. Caption writing competition was conducted in connection with Ozone Day and Noufiya T A of I M.Sc Chemistry won the prize.
Exhibition for school students
An exhibition on chemistry equipments and experiments for high school students from St. Francis Assissi were conducted on 8th November 2022. The degree students from the department of chemistry exhibited various chemistry experiments and explained the chemistry behind every reaction. The exhibition was very informative to the students. The students could experience the lab experiments which they had studied in their text books.
Career Guidance programme: IGNITE 2023
Department of Chemistry in association with Chemistry Association conducted a career guidance programme exclusively for UG and PG Chemistry Students. The program IGNITE 2023 was held on 9th March 2023 at conference hall. Dr. Ajith James Jose, Asst. Professor, S.B College Changanassery handled the “Be a Professional” session. The session discussed various career and higher studies options for chemistry graduates and post graduates.
The department of Chemistry conducted a session on “Practicing virtual labs” on 28th October 2022. The session is based on the idea that lab experiments can be taught using the Internet, more efficiently and less expensively. Dr. Sindhu K S gave a demonstration class using Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Virtual Lab and after that the students practiced the experiments by their own. The experiments can be accessed anytime and anywhere, overcoming the constraints on time felt when having access to the physical lab for only a short period of time.
Department of Chemistry organized a seminar on ‘Fundamentals of Research Methodology’ on 26th October 2022. The purpose of the seminar is to introduce students to the most important conceptual approaches of research as well as to explore and formulate the theoretical framework for the analysis of the topic.
Mole Day 2022
On 23rd October International MOLE Day was observed. Based on the theme Avagadro numbers a poster presentation and letter writing competition was conducted. Varsha P V and Rency Itteera from II M.Sc Chemistry won the first prize for poster presentation and Athira Santhosh and Athira Vijayan from I M.Sc. Chemistry won the second prize. Karthika Devi from I M.Sc. Chemistry and Surya Suresh from II M.Sc.Chemistry won the first and second position respectively for letter writing competition.
Department of Chemistry celebrated Onam with a great splendour. Department arranged an intricately designed pookkalam, aromatic onasadya which represented a remarkable display of culture.
Chemistry Association Inaugration
Chemistry Association is inaugurated by Dr. June Cyriac, Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Sacred Heart College, Thevara on 17th October 2022. She delivered a talk on “Feel Chemistry around us” and the session was well appreciated by the students.
Nurturing Future Entrepreneurs
Department of Chemistry and Institution’s Innovation Council jointly organized a seminar on Entrepreneurship and skill development “Nurturing Future Entrepreneurs” on Ist September 2022. Ms. Dolly Maria, Managing Director, IGNIST Enlightenment PVT Ltd, Kochi delivered a lecture on the topic and encouraged the students to think and act in an entrepreneurial way by imparting technical and business skills at an early stage in their career.
State Level Seminar
Department of Chemistry organized a State Level Seminar on Research Methodology “QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: METHODS AND METHODOLOGY “on 29th July 2022 for UG and PG Students. The programme was conducted in two sessions. Dr. Surendran Cherukodan, Assistant Librarian, School of Engineering Library, CUSAT and Dr. Rejimon P.K. Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Maharajas College Ernakulam was the resource persons. 65 students attended the programme.
An Exhibition cum Sale of ‘Star Bathing Soap’, ‘Star Fresh’ liquid hand wash, ‘Star Shine’ Toilet Cleaner, crafts and reusable items prepared by students from waste Materials was arranged by the Department in the science block on 11 October 2019. The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Sr. Rosily A. V. Staffs, Students and Parents visited the exhibition and purchased the above mentioned items. The money received from the programme was distributed to the respective students.
Many Hands One Heart
With a view of inculcating social responsibility among students, the Department of Chemistry organized a charity programme-‘Many Hands One Heart’ in the week 24th -29th June 2019. Fifty different stationary items were collected by our students and handed over to poor and needy people.
A Demo Class and briefing session of IIT JAM was conducted on by the 'IAIM' institute of Mathematics.
A two day national seminar sponsored by KSCSTE on the 'Current trends in organic and computational chemistry CTROC 2019', was inaugurated by Dr. P. Anbarasan, Associate Professor, Dept of Chemistry, IIT Chennai
Rank Holders 2023
Department of Chemistry bagged three university ranks in final year university B.Sc Chemistry (Model II) examinations.
Power Quiz 2022
Ms.ANAKHA PM from II M.Sc. Chemistry secured second position(preliminary round) in Power Quiz organized by KSEB.
Rank Holders 2022
M.G. University Rank holders in 2022
Rank Holders 2021
M.G University Rank holders in 2021
Rank Holders 2020
M.G University Rank holders in 2020
Rank Holders 2019
MG University Rank holders in 2019
Rank Holders 2018
University Rank holders in 2018
Rank Holders 2017
MG University Rank Holders in 2017
Youth Festival 2022
Krishnapriya P M, Anagha K S and Arya Balakrishnan got A Grade for Malayalam Poetry Writing, Malayalam Kavithaparayanam and Malayalam Short story writing respectively in M G University Youth Festival 2022 held at Pathanamthitta from 1-5 April 2022.
Jr. Health Inspector
Debiya Davis of III BSc Chemistry got appointed as Junior Health Inspector from Kerala PSC List.
Tincy Varghese, III BSc Chemistry won second Prize in ZOOFIE –World Animal Day Contest organized by Naipunnya Institute of Management and Information Technology Koratty, Thrissur
Merin Jose and Anila Johnson of III BSc Chemistry got consolation prizes for Maggie Contest.
Top Scorer in PG
Top Scorer in UG
Best Outgoing Student
Top Scorer in Subsidiary Chemistry
Students are motivated to make Craft and Reusable Items from waste Materials. These items are also displayed in exhibitions and the amount obtained are distributed among the students.
'Star Bathing Soap' and 'Star Fresh' Liquid Hand Wash
As part of Skill Training Programme, the second year and third year students of BSc Chemistry are given training to make bathing soap and Hand Wash with the names ‘Star Bathing Soap’ and ‘Star Fresh’ liquid hand wash respectively. An Exhibition cum sale of the items prepared by students is usually arranged by the department and the same are used in the chemistry laboratory.
Many Hands One Heart
With a view at inculcating social responsibility among students, Department of Chemistry organizes a charity programme-‘Many Hands One Heart’ –every year. Daily usage items under fifty different categories are collected by our students for one week, usually at the beginning of the academic year and handed over to poor and needy people.