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.
Virtual Alumni Meet “CHARMS 2021” was organized by Department of Chemistry on 8th August 2021. Around 70 old students and retired teachers joined the meeting.
Chemistry department PTA meeting was held on 8th July 2021. Our Principal Rev. Dr. Rosily A V and PTA Staff Secretary Dr. Lizmitha Godwin felicitated the meeting. Parents of II BSc Chemistry and III BSc chemistry students actively participated in the discussion.
Industry Career Prospects for Grooming Graduates
Department of Chemistry organized a career Guidance webinar on Industry career opportunities for Chemistry students on 10th July 2021 led by Mr. Aswin B, Research Associate, ITC Life Science and Technology Centre, Bengaluru. The resource person elaborated the career opportunities in Chemical industries and how to apply for these jobs.
Certificate course in Water Quality Analysis
Department of Chemistry conducted a certificate course on Water quality Analysis from 17th May 2021 to 31st May 2021. The sessions were led by Sr. Jennees Mathew, Research Scholar, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies. Students of II BSc Zoology and II BSc FCS attended the sessions and actively involved in the course activities.
Sanitizer making and distribution
As the number of persons infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus) increases across the state during March 2020, the Kerala Government has stepped in with a campaign titled ‘Break the Chain’ to spread awareness among the public about the importance of public and personal hygiene. The campaign encourages hand sanitizing in order to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. As there was scarcity of hand sanitizers, the Dept. of chemistry participated in the campaign by preparing hand sanitizers in the lab using WHO recommended formula and the same was handed over to the Principal Dr. Sr. Rosily A.V. The same was distributed in the examination halls to both our regular and private students and also to the invigilators.
100 years of Polymer Science
Department of chemistry observed 100 years of polymer science on 28th December 2020. Dr. Navya Antony served as the resource person. A session on A glance to history and advancements of polymers was delivered to UG students of Chemistry.
SRISHTI 2020 Trash to Treasure
Department of Chemistry organized an intercollegiate competition for making handmade Christmas items using scrap materials – SRISHTI 2020 Trash to Treasure- in December 2020. Students of our college and from other colleges actively participated in it .Ms. Arya Raj T R, BSc FCS Morning Star College Angamaly , and Nidhi Anna Sunny, of Marthoma College For Women Perumbavoor won the first and second positions respectively.
World Ozone Day
Department of Chemistry celebrated World Ozone Day 2020on 16th September 2020. Dr. Jiji Abraham, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Vimala College (Autonomous) Thrissur gave a lecture on “Ozone For Life – 35 Years of Ozone Layer Protection”The talk was enlightening and well appreciated by the participants and faculty. Various competitions were conducted as part of World Ozone Day Celebration 2020.
Department of Chemistry organized webinar on Online practical sessions through virtual labs for UG students on the topic “ Expanding virtual classrooms to chemistry labs” on 1st August 2020. Dr. Sindhu K.S. and Dr. Navya Antony served as the resource persons.
Online Interaction with an American Scientist
Online interactive session for students was conducted on the topic “ Mass Spectrometry Fundamentals and New approaches” on 25-07-2020.The Mentor of the programme was Dr. M George, Scientist, Washington University in St. Louis, USA. UG and PG students in Physics, Chemistry and Zoology from various colleges actively participated in the session and e-Certificate issued to the participants.Dr. Sindhu K.S. co-ordinated the programme.
During the lock down period Department of Chemistry with full zeal organized for the first time an International level webinar at Morning Star Home Science College on “Rethinking sustainability and development in times of COVID 19” in collaboration with Sustainable Futures Africa on 17th May, 2020. Dr. Mia Perry Co-Director of Sustainable Futures in Africa and Dr. Deepa Pullanikkatil Co-Director of Sustainable Future in Africa served as the resource persons.Mr Sanu Jos Chapter leader Scaling agile global served as the moderator for the programme. Dr. Navya Antony was the Co-ordinator of the programme. There was active participation of academicians, industrialists and students in the webinar from India and various part of the world.More than 700 participants attended the session and e-Certificate was also issued to all the participants.
Department of Chemistry proudly took initiative to organize a National level webinar for the first time at Morning Star Home Science College Angamaly on the topic “Effective ways for reaching Millennium learners” on 10th May,2020. Mr.Sanu Jos Chapter Leader ,India, Scaling Agile Global served as the resource person.There was active participation of academicians,researchers,students from all over India.The programme was co-ordinated by Dr. Navya Antony.
State Level Webinar Series
Department of Chemistry organized State Level webinar series on “Ecological Chemistry and Human Rights” on 15th and 16th October 2020. The resource person was Dr. Ajith James Jose, M G University senate member, Assistant Professor, S B College Changanassery. More than 500 participants attended the session and highly appreciated by the students.Dr Sindhu K.S and Dr. Navya Antony co-ordinated the programme.
International Mole Day
International Mole Day was observed on 25 October 2019. Ms. Aan Maria Joseph of I BSc Chemistry delivered a lecture on “Basic Concepts of Mole and Importance of Mole Day”.
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.
International Year of Periodic Table
The celebration of International Year of Periodic Table was inaugurated in our college by Dr. Roshit K R, Scientist, Polymer Division, VSSC Trivandrum on 8 August 2019. This was followed by first lecture of the lecture series SCIENTIA-2019 by the resource person.
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.
Ozone Day Celebrations
Department of Chemistry conducted Ozone day celebration on 28-09-2019 in front of Science block. The Department conducted a competition of craft and reusable items from waste materials. The winners are Craft item: Ms Dinshamol (Ist BSc Chemistry) Reusable item: Anupriya V Sagar (III rd BSc Chemistry) There was a presentation on the relevance of Ozone day by Ms P M Sreelakshmi of Ist BSc Chemistry. The students took an oath related to the responsibility of an individual on preservation of Ozone.
Skill Training in Soap Making
As a Part of Skill Training Programme, the Second year and Third Year students of BSc Chemistry were trained to make bathing soap, Hand Wash and Toilet Cleaner from 1st October 2019 to 3rd October 2019 which were named as 'Star Bathing Soap' 'Star Fresh' liquid hand wash and 'Star Shine' Toilet Cleaner respectively
Briefing Session of IIT JAM
A Demo Class and briefing session of IIT JAM was conducted on by the 'IAIM' institute of Mathematics.
National Seminar CTROC
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
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
Maggie Contest prizes
Merin Jose and Anila Johnson of III BSc Chemistry got consolation prizes for Maggie Contest.
Successes in Interdepartmental Competitions
Department of Chemistry got first prize in Inter departmental yoga competition conducted by Department of Physical Education, Morning Star Home Science College Angamaly.
Department of Chemistry got first prize in International Olympic Day Quiz competition conducted by Department of Physical Education, Morning Star Home Science College Angamaly
Following students won prizes for various competitions organized by Department of Zoology, Morning Star Home Science College Angamaly in connection with Wild Life Week 2020
Miss Arya T B, -Third prize in Poster making competition
Teresa Martin II BSc Chemistry- Second Prize in Wildlife and Environment Quiz
Miss Anitha M R, III BSc Chemistry First Prize in Photography competition
Teresa Martin II BSc Chemistry- Second Prize in Mask designing Competition
Following students won prizes for various competitions organized by Department of Chemistry, Morning Star Home Science College Angamaly in connection with National Chemistry Week 2020
Miss Arya T B, -Second prize in Bottle Art competition and Molecular Model Making
Dona Mary M D, First Prize in Molecular Model Making
Department of Chemistry got first prize in Inter departmental Aerobics competition conducted by Department of Physical Education, Morning Star Home Science College Angamaly.
Teresa Martin II BSc Chemistry-First Prize in Collage Competition organized by Dept of Home Science in connection with the International Day of the Girl Child 2020
Top Scorer in Vocational subjects
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.