Profile

Introduction of Chemistry in Pre-Degree Level:1982

Introduction of B.Sc:1991

Introduction of M.Sc: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 41 years in offering rigorous, engaging, and meaningful training in the field of Chemical Science to our students. With its inception in 1982 with a 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 are Sri. Thomas Sebastian, Rev. Dr. C. J. Paul CMI, Late Dr.Siby Joseph, Late Dr Siby Joseph, Dr.Saju M Sebastian, Dr. K. C. Joseph, Dr.Ebey P. Koshy and Dr. George V. Thomas are also unforgettable in nurturing and upbringing the department to its present stature. Rev. Dr. C. J. Paul CMI, Dr. George V. Thomas, Dr.Saju M Sebastian, and Dr.Ebey P. Koshy were served the college as Principles. Today with 60 UG students, 20 PG students, 3Ph.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 on their credit. The department has also produced many rank holders and CSIR-UGC 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.

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

  • International and National Seminars

  • Invited Talks

  • CSIR-NET Coaching

  • ICT enabled Teaching

  • Innovative Teaching

  • Scholarships

  • Remedial Coaching for weak students

  • Endowment Lectures

  • Peer group classes

  • Satellite teaching

  • Quiz competitions

  • Weekly test papers

  • Assignments & seminars

  • B.Sc and MSC Projects

  • Chemifest- Cultural fiesta of Chemistry

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