The Department of Chemistry came into being in 1959 under the able leadership and guidance of Prof. K.J. Scaria. With its humble beginnings with just 18 students, the department has grown into one of the major departments of the college with around 100 students studying Chemistry as their Core subject and about 300 students studying Chemistry as their Complementary subject. Rev. Prof. Sr. Mary Montfort, the longest serving Head of the Department (1964 – 1991) has contributed immensly in the progress and development of the department. Madam Mary Remani Tharayil, Head of the Department (1991-1993) was elevated to the post of the Principal of the college from 1993 to 2000. Aptly qualified and experienced faculty members who regularly update their knowledge by attending seminars and refresher courses engage the classes. Some of the faculty memebers are involved in research and have presented papers in international and national conferences. The department has four well-equipped laboratories for conducting practicals and projects. The department library is a collection of around 300 Chemistry books which supplements the wide range of books avaiable in the main library of the colleg. Apart from imparting knowledge in Chemistry, the students are also equipped with the competance to succeed in life by exposing them to classes on Career advancement, personality development, leadership training and behaviour modifications.
To Impart Quality Education in Chemistry and Produce Women with Scientific Temper.
To Understand Chemical Functions in terms of Structure, Symmetry, Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Spectroscopy, Reaction Mechanism and Kinetics.
To Master Common Chemical Techniques both Qualitative & Quantitative .
To Develop Basic Research Skills.
To Think Critically and Solve Problems.
Three year B.Sc. Chemistry Programme with Physics and Mathematics as Complementary subjects.
Chemistry is taught as complementary subject for students who have opted for Physics, Botany, Zoology, Family & Community Science, Food Science & Quality Control (Self Financing) as Core subjects.
Open Course titled Chemistry in Everyday Life is offered for Fifth Semester students.
Certificate course on Detergent Chemistry.