The Degree course in Chemistry was started in 1957, affiliated to the University of Kerala. The Masters programme was introduced in 1961. In 1978, University of Calicut approved the Department of Chemistry and its Laboratory as a recognised Research Centre. Since 2013, Post Graduate Diploma course in Industrial Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry under the innovative programme sponsored by UGC is also being offered to those who have passed M.Sc. in Chemistry. The Department is proud of its prestigious alumni which includes Padmasree Awardee and Recipient of Shanthi Swaroop Bhatnagar Award Prof. E. D. Jemmis, Former Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thriruvananthapuram, Prof. Dr. T. Pradeep, Faculty at Indian Institute of Technology Chennai and Prof. Jaya Krishnan, former Vice Chancellor of Kerala University. From its inception the Department has maintained excellent academic record and is highly acclaimed for the performance of its students and teachers alike. Our post graduate students have consistently been among the top university rank holders. The faculty of chemistry has not only given emphasis to academic excellence but has also taken initiatives such as JAM, GATE and UGC-NET coaching to promote students to pursue higher education. Special attention is given to weak students by providing remedial coaching. In 2016, Dr. Joby Thomas K. was awarded INSA award for the best teacher and in 2015 he was awarded the M. M. Ghani Award for the Best Teacher in the University of Calicut. Since 2016, Dr. Joshy C. L. is a member of Technical support group of RUSA, Govt. of Kerala. Apart from the academic activities, the Department is also keenly involved in research and extension activities. The department has 6 Research guides and has more than 100 publications in National and International journals to its credit. Our former faculty member, Prof. C. Ravindranath is the present Education Minister of Kerala state. The department offers Certificate course in Industrial Chemistry for UG and Certificate course in Catalysis & Green Chemistry for PG students.
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St.Thomas' College (Autonomous) Thrissur - 680 001, Kerala, India