An Institution with Minority Status run by the Catholic  Diocese of Alleppey

About Us

The Department of Chemistry is a postgraduate department, offering postgraduate programme in Polymer Chemistry and an undergraduate programme in Chemistry. At the undergraduate level, the department offers the B.Sc. Programme in Chemistry under the Choice Based Credit and Semester System of the University of Kerala with Mathematics and Physics as complementary courses. At the postgraduate level, the department offers M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry. The department has eight faculty members. The faculties in this department are involved in active research with major and minor projects from various funding agencies such as UGC, DST etc. Institution is taking necessary steps to apply for research centre, and as initial step towards this a Research Laboratory is set up at Department of Chemistry.

A Historical Survey

The department of Chemistry had its origin with St. Michael's College in 1967 when it was initiated as a junior college comprising of only Pre-degree courses (two first group and two second group batches). In June 1976, when the college was upgraded with a UG course in Zoology main, with subsidiaries Chemistry and Botany, then our department became an associate department of Zoology. Since June 1980, the department became independent with the new course in B.Sc. Chemistry main with subsidiaries Physics and Mathematics. The first batch successfully completed the degree course in 1983. To keep pace with the emerging technologies and dynamic changes in the scientific world, and to deliver quality educationand job opportunities to the youth of our society, M.Sc. Polymer Chemistry has been started from July 2002.

Prof. K.J. Augustine was the first Head of Department and he expired on 27th December 1991. Prof. V.R. Haridas who was very efficient and dedicated, succeeded him. He retired from St. Michael's College in April 2001. Two of our colleagues, Prof. W.F. Jayamohan and    Prof. M.A. Mathew, who were selfless and conscientious teachers retired in March 1998 and March 2000. Prof. S. Peaceamma took over as the Head of the department from 1st May 2001. The meritorious services of Prof. V.A. Francis who retired in March 2007 are praiseworthy. Prof. S. Peaceamma, after six years of laudable service as the Head of the department retired in May 2007. She was succeeded by Prof. Catherine Morris, Dr.Jose P. Kalloopparambil andProf. K.A. Haridas. Dr. P. Manoj is the present Head of the Department.

Our colleague, Prof. K. J. John was appointed as the Principal of the college from 1-4 -2007. Since the inception of the college in 1967, Prof. K. J. John holds the credit of being the first member of the department to be appointed as the Principal of the college and after one year of selfless service in this post he retired in March 2008. Prof. Cheriyan J. Kattezham expired on 25th December 2012.

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