The Department of Chemistry of St. Teresa’s College was established in 1966, under the charismatic leadership of Dr. (Sr.) Bertille. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes in Chemistry. Faculty members have excellent academic credentials and are highly regarded. All the permanent faculty members are Ph.D holders with postdoctoral experience from Cochin University of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota (USA) & Georgia Tech (USA) and have been conferred with many prestigious national and state awards. They also serve on the editorial boards of national and international journals, review technical articles for journals on a regular basis. The department has a distinguished record in both academics and research.
The Department has a research centre equipped with new scientific instruments. The research groups of the department are engaged in highly productive research work in some of the important areas of Chemistry such as nanomaterials, metal complexes, polymer nanocomposites, green synthesis etc. They have been publishing their work in reputed international and national journals and executing externally funded research projects. Text books based on curriculum are also written by faculty members on regular basis. Over the years the department has conducted several excellent International, national, state and regional level seminars and workshops on frontier areas of chemistry for the benefit of students, faculty and research scholars. The good work of the department has been recognized by DBT and DST through the award of DBT-STAR college status and DST-FIST funding.