Research Department of Chemistry

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CHEMISTRY

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Chemistry aims to create a centre of excellence through the formation of young people empowered to create a bright future for themselves and others, through dissemination of knowledge, skills and noble values. The department enables the students with deep knowledge and awareness of current developments in the field of chemistry. The study of chemistry equips the students with skills necessary to succeed at the very highest level in the competitive world.

HISTORY

The Department of chemistry started functioning in the year 1964 along with the establishment of Kuriakose Elias College, Mannanam,as a junior College( with pre-degree courses- 1st, 2nd and 3rd groups) which was affiliated to the Kerala University. Prof. Joseph J Murikallel M.S., a very dynamic and brilliant personality having his post graduation in the United States was the first Head of the department. Joy Jose was appointed in 1969 as Lecturer. Prof.M.V.John, retired Professor of Marthoma College, Thiruvalla has joined the Department as a honorary Professor.

Next year (1968) two more junior lecturers – Prof. K.N. Sundhakaran Nair and Prof. M.V. Chacko- joined the faculty. Prof. K.P Thomas M.Sc was appointed in 1970. One of our former bright students, Prof. K.T. Thomas of 1967-70 B.Sc batch joined the chemistry department in 1973 after securing M.Sc Degree.

From 1964 onwards the department of Chemistry had to deal with pre-degree students of science batches (First group and second group) until the de-linking of that course in the late nineties.

From 1967 we had to manage two batches of subsidiary courses- one batch of 32 students from botany stream and another 32 students from physics main, over and above the burden of 32 students of B.Sc chemistry main. Postgraduate course in Analytical Chemistry was started in 1998 with a sanctioned strength of 12 students.

FACULTY

At present the teaching faculty comprises of 8 permanent faculty members-six of them have Ph.D. degrees and the remaining are M.Phil. holders. All the faculty members are having brilliant academic record. One faculty member has submitted the PhD thesis and another one is doing research on a part time basis.

Courses Offered
B.Sc - Chemistry (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry)
M.Sc - Chemistry (Master of Science in Chemistry)
Instructor Contact Number Qualification
Dr.Jollyamma Mathew 9447137847 M.Sc. B.Ed. Ph.D. (Asso. Prof & HOD)
Dr. Jesty Thomas 9447779496 M.Sc., Ph.D. PDF (Asst. Prof)
Ms. Linta Maria Jose 9605012248 M.Sc., B.Ed (Asst. Prof)
Dr. Sandhya C 9447036472 M.Sc., Ph.D (Asst. Prof)
Dr. Giable George 9447166028 M.Sc., Ph.D, PDF (Asst. Prof)
Dr. Shyla George 8606852766 M.Sc, Ph.D, PDF (Asst.Prof)
Anju Augustine 9895975040 MSc, M.Phil (Asst.Prof)
Shilpa Joy 9495032246 MSc, M.Phil (Asst.Prof)
Dr.Litty Joseph 9447765705 MSc, Ph.D (Asst.Prof)