Activities – Chemistry Department
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-21
World Environment Day Celebration
Department of Chemistry celebrated the World Environment Day by conducting online intercollegiate and interschool competitions.
Webinars conducted from Chemistry department
The Chemistry department conducted its first webinar in the Covid lock down period on 11 May 2020. The resource person Mr. Aravind K is an Asst. Professor in S. B. College Changanassery. He is an eminent academician and is a blogger with many followers.
The second webinar was given by Dr. Annu Thomas, HOD in charge, Department of Chemistry, Bishop Chullaparambil Memorial College. In her lecture she delivered a detailed description about the origin of chemistry and how Chemistry works out in the prevention of Covid-19.
It is indeed a pleasure of the Chemistry department that we were able to conduct Two International webinars. The first in the series was delivered by Dr. Binit Lukose, Associate Editor, John Wiley &Sons, Hoboken, NJ,USA about the topic “Materials simulations”. The second was delivered by Dr. Joanna K. Bendyna, R&D and Business development Manager, Mintress BV, The Netherlands about the topic “From a novel concept to commercially available photonics skin-cancer detectors”. Participants from BCM College as well as from other institutions were attended the webinar series. The third International webinar was conducted on 31st July 2020. The resource person, Dr. Anumol Ashokkumar gave a talk on the topic “Observing atoms using an electron microscope”.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY OF BCM COLLEGE RESPONDS TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
With the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, there was an enormous scarcity in the availability of hand sanitizers in the market. Therefore, the staff of Department of Chemistry of Bishop Chulaparambil College, Kottayam decided to share their expertise, skills and knowledge to initiate the preparation of hand sanitizers. At this time, there were strict instructions from the Higher Education Department, Government of Kerala and M.G. University, Kottayam to sanitize exam halls and class rooms well to prevent the spread of Corona virus.
Sanitizers were prepared according to WHO standards by the Department of Chemistry. Hand sanitizers were kept in the main entrance of the college and all the staff and students were asked to use it before entering and leaving the campus. All the exam invigilators were provided with hand sanitizers, gloves and masks too.
Hand Sanitizers- Joint Initiatives
Hand sanitizers were prepared by the prison inmates under the guidance of teachers of Chemistry department
INTERNATIONAL OZONE DAY CELEBRATIONS
Department of Chemistry of BCM College in association with Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment,KSCSTE celebrated the international Ozone day-2019 on 26th September 2019 in the college auditorium.With the aim to spread the awareness about the depletion of ozone layer and search for solution to preserve it,an all Kerala inter-school oral poster design competition on the topic “SAVE OZONE ,THE NATURE’S SUNSCREEN” was conducted.
World Environment Day Celebrations 2019
Street play and an awareness class
On 20th June students of Chemistry department conducted a Street play and an Awareness talk in Govt. U.P School, Kumaranalloor, Kottayam as a part of spreading awareness on air pollution problems faced by our world.
Elocution competition and Scientific talk
On June 21st, an All-Kerala elocution competition was conducted in the fore noon. The topic was “ Let’s not make air a global garbage can”.
A scientific talk by Dr. Mahesh Mohan, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, M.G. University, Kottayam was conducted in the afternoon. The importance of controlling air pollution and the ways and need to preserve our natural resources were the main topics discussed.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Two scientific talks were conducted on a one day programme in relation with World Environment day. The first talk was delivered by Dr. Jiya Jose, Kothari Post-Doctoral fellow, IIUCNN(International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology), M.G University and Mr. Avinash R Pai, Research Scholar, IIUCNN (International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) .
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATIONS
Chemistry department of B.C.M College in association with Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram conducted a one-day programme in relation with World Environment Day celebrations. All Kerala Inter collegiate Elocution competition and scientific talks were the main events.