To equip our students to boldly explore and discover the new frontiers in the scientific world.


To shed light into the interesting world of chemistry, so that the students can love and explore its fathoms through reading, writing, laboratory work and research.

Department of Chemistry: An overview

The post-graduate and research department of Chemistry started the academic functioning with the BSc Degree course in the year 1957. It is raised to the post graduate level by the introduction of MSc Degree course in 1967. Chemistry department is also a recognized research centre for Chemical Sciences with affiliation to Mahatma Gandhi University since 1989. Now the department is supported by DST-FIST and DBT- STAR college Schemes. We have nine faculty members, specialized in various areas of teaching and research. Our graduate and post graduate students secured several ranks n the university level. The department has four laboratories equipped with modern instruments. The department also provide consultancy in areas such as water quality analysis, natural rubber latex analysis and soil analysis. Many alumni of our department occupy esteemed positions like academicians, scientists, administrators, etc. in India and abroad. We have an active alumni network called the ‘Chemistry alumni association of Nirmala College (CAAN)), plays a prominent role in both academic and infrastructure development of the department.

Pass Percentage

Year Pass percentage
2014-2015 87.18 76.92
2015-2016 64.19 81.82
2016-2017 78.94 75
2017-2018 88.63 83.33
2018-2019 92.85 89.47
2019-2020 92.10 76.90

University Rank holders (2015-2019)

Name of the student Year Course Rank
Alkha Thomas 2020 BSc 3
Sandra Sanil 2020 BSc 6
Sreelakshmi S Nair 2020 MSc 8
Grace Mable Paul 2019 MSc 1
 Jayalakshmi M Jayadas 2019 BSc 6
Maria Mathew 2019 BSc 9
Ms. Muhzina Muhammed Basheer 2019 BSc 10
Delna Elizabeth Baby 2018 BSc 7
Ann Mary Tomy 2017 MSc 3
Nintu Antony 2017 MSc 7
Megha Paul 2015 BSc 3


Level 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
UG to PG (%) 78 76 75 74 71 70 72
PG to M.Phil/PhD (%) 30.7 23 15 15 8 15 15


PhDs awarded/on going  from the Department: 2014-2019

Sl. No: Name of the PhD scholar Name of the guide Title of the thesis Awarded/Ongoing
1 Cintil Jose Dr. Lovely Mathew P. Development of high performance polymer nanocomposites using cellulose nanofibrils from isora fibres: – a wood Awarded
2 Anjali Raju Dr. Jyothish Kuthanapillil Rational design of crop-based amphiphiles as new building blocks for self assembled soft materials. Ongoing


List of Research scholars/Project fellows of the department

  1. Ms. Anjali Raju, MSc Chemistry, JRF, NET

Prominent alumni

Sl.No. Name Official Address Mob No Email  id
1 Dr.George John Associate Professor

City college of New York

2 Dr. P A Hassan Scientist,



3 Dr.Anoop A Associate Professor



913222283317 anoop@chem.iitkgp.ernet
4 Dr.Jancy Abraham Scientist

Polymer Science& Engineering Division

CSIR National Chemical Laboratory    Pune

5 Dr.Sathyanathan  B Scientist, School of Environmental studies,

CUSAT, Kochi

6 Dr. Maya Mathew Scientist II, R&D, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bangalore
7 Dr. Ajikumar Parayil CEO, Manos Bio Inc, Cambridge, MA, USA


List of teachers in Board of Studies/Various university Bodies

Prof. Majo V. Kuriakose Ø  Senate Member M G university 2012-16
Dr. Marthakutty Joseph Ø  Chairman- M.Sc. I semester Chemistry October 2015

Ø  Chairman- M.Sc. I semester Chemistry and October  2016

Ø  As subject expert for the selection of Assistant Professor (FIP vacancy) on 18/8/2016.

Ø  As Examiner for the Pass Board meeting of II sem M.Sc. Exam on 7/8/2017.

Mr. Philip Augustine Ø  Chairman – B.Sc II sem Chemistry Practical Examination April 2015

Ø  Chairman – B.Sc IV sem Chemistry practical Examination April 2016.

Ø  Chairman – B.Sc VI sem Examination April 2017.

Ø  Chairman – B.Sc V sem Chemistry Theory Examination September 2017

Mr. Biju Peter Ø  Member of Examination Vigilance squad of M. G. University 2017 onwards.

Ø  University screening committee member of promotion of teachers.

Ø  Question paper setter PG and UG chemistry – M.A College Kothamangalam(Autonomous)

Mr. Mathews K. Manayani Ø  Member of PG curriculum restructuring workshop of M. G. University in 2015

Ø  Question paper setter UG chemistry – M.A College Kothamangalam (Autonomous)

Awards won by teachers

  1. Jose Karikunnel: Awarded for the dedicated service in introducing online KPCSPF by the Dept of Collegiate Education. Govt. of Kerala-2015

Invited lectures delivered by faculty

  1. Biju Peter & Mr. Mathews K Manayani delivered one day lecture to the supporting staff at Nirmala Pharmacy College Muvattupuzha on the topic “Laboratory practices and Waste management”

List of major equipments in the Department

  1. UV-Vis Spectrometer
  2. Rotary Evaporator
  3. Water Quality analyser
  4. High Vacuum Pump
  5. Fumehood
  6. Muffle Furnace


Facilities Laboratories Class rooms Seminar hall Computers LCD  Prj/ Smart TV Books in Library Journals in Library
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