Establishment of Chemistry Department:1982
Introduction of B.Sc. Chemistry:1991
Introduction of M.Sc. Chemistry:1999
Elevation to Research Department: 2005
Installation of DST-FIST Supported Instrumentation Centre: 2011
Reinspection of Research Centre: 2022
The Postgraduate and Research Department of Chemistry is the oldest department at St. Joseph’s College, Moolamattom and has a history of long 42 years in offering rigorous, engaging, and meaningful training in the field of Chemical Science to our students. With its inception in 1982 with Pre-degree course, the Department of Chemistry became a full- fledged undergraduate department in 1991.The Department was elevated to a postgraduate department in 1999 and subsequently to a research department in 2005. The Department also received national recognition when it was selected for FIST programme by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in 2012. A DST-FIST supported instrumentation centre was set up in the department in the year 2014 and a well-equipped Laboratory and an Instrumentation room were added to the infrastructure. The invaluable contributions of former HODs and pioneers of the Department, Sri. Thomas Sebastian, Rev. Dr. C. J. Paul CMI, Late Dr.Siby Joseph, Dr.Saju M Sebastian, Dr. K. C. Joseph, Dr.Ebey P. Koshy and Dr. George V. Thomas in nurturing and upbringing the department to its present stature are unforgettable. Rev. Dr. C. J. Paul CMI, Dr. George V. Thomas, Dr.Saju M Sebastian, and Dr.Ebey P. Koshy had served the college as Principals. Today with 60 UG students, 20 PG students, 6 Ph.D scholars and 5 faculty members, the Department is one of the leading centres for Research in Chemical Sciences in M.G. University, Kottayam, Kerala. Out of the five faculty members four are Ph.D holders and two are research guides under Mahatma Gandhi University. One faculty is a post doctoral fellow. Two faculty members have patents in their credit. The department has also produced many rank holders and CSIR-UGC/GATE winners. So far, the department has produced five Ph.Ds. The Department constantly strives to impart quality education and moral values to its students, transforming them to better citizens of tomorrow. The quality of the Department is reflected through frequent university ranks, descent number of JRF and GATE qualifiers and amble number of research publication in UGC-CARE listed journals.
Main Highlights
Active Research Centre
FIST supported instrumentation centre
ICT enabled Teaching
International and National Seminars
CSIR-NET Coaching
Weekly test papers
Chemifest- Cultural fiesta of Chemistry
DRC testing


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