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.
University Rank holders (2015-2019)
|Name of the student||Year||Course||Rank|
|Sreelakshmi S Nair||2020||MSc||8|
|Grace Mable Paul||2019||MSc||1|
|Jayalakshmi M Jayadas||2019||BSc||6|
|Ms. Muhzina Muhammed Basheer||2019||BSc||10|
|Delna Elizabeth Baby||2018||BSc||7|
|Ann Mary Tomy||2017||MSc||3|
|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
- Ms. Anjali Raju, MSc Chemistry, JRF, NET
|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
Polymer Science& Engineering Division
CSIR National Chemical Laboratory Pune
|5||Dr.Sathyanathan B||Scientist, School of Environmental studies,
|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
- 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
- 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
- UV-Vis Spectrometer
- Rotary Evaporator
- Water Quality analyser
- High Vacuum Pump
- Muffle Furnace
|Facilities||Laboratories||Class rooms||Seminar hall||Computers||LCD Prj/ Smart TV||Books in Library||Journals in Library|