Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry 2017-12-12T17:31:33+00:00

The Department of Chemistry of St. Teresa’s College was founded in 1966, under the charismatic leadership of Dr. (Sr.) Bertille. The Department offers MSc Chemistry with Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry as electives. The Department also offers B.Sc. Chemistry Main course, as well as Chemistry as a subsidiary subject for B.Sc. Botany, Zoology and Home Science courses. Five of the faculty members are Ph.D. holders with postdoctoral experience Cochin University of Science and Technology and University of Minnesota (USA). They are highly supportive and always open to innovative practices. Each faculty has specialized knowledge in different branches of Chemistry. Members of the faculty of Chemistry are active in educational circles across the State and contribute to various seminars and workshops conducted both nationally and internationally.
The Department includes an MSc laboratory, a Research lab, two large and well equipped UG laboratories and a spacious storeroom for the chemicals, which is always kept well stocked. The laboratory facilities include UV-Visible spectrophotometer, MilliQ, Rotavapour, Colorimeter, Hot air oven, Sensitive electronic balance, Deep freezers, Conductometer, Potentiometer, pH meter, Deionizer, Refrigerator, Electric centrifuge, Chromatography facility, Horizontal electric shaker and a computer lab. The laboratory is well maintained and constantly updated.

The Department of Chemistry endeavors to be a recognized model for educating and graduating students, prepared to compete in and contribute to the ever-changing, technology-centered world of the 21st century by delivering high quality teaching, research and community services.
The Department of Chemistry pledges itself to encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner towards the advances in chemistry through education by providing them with quality classrooms, projects, research and service opportunities. With a high standard for excellence in all three areas, the Department will produce students who are knowledgeable in chemistry and can think critically.
In support of our mission, the Chemistry Department strives to:
Promote innovative curriculum development while exposing students to advanced technology, To develop a sense of intellectual curiosity concerning chemical theory and an appreciation of the practical role of chemistry in life, Serve as good role models to students for safe and ethical professional behavior, Act as mentors to students by offering guidance in academics and value-oriented life skills, Inspire students about the value of cross-disciplinary thinking by providing them with educational and research opportunities between chemistry and other fields of study.

Message from HOD

The Postgraduate Department of Chemistry established in 1966, has completed fifty glorious years in its pursuit of excellence. The Department has moulded young girls of many generations into outstanding women, who have served humanity in many ways. The Department which only had a graduate level programme, offered its first Post Graduate Programme in pure chemistry in 2013. In future we hope to establish a research center which will focus not only on chemistry, but also on allied sciences. The Department has always seen to it that the students entrusted to our care are inculcated with high moral and spiritual values as well as good ethics. For this we have provided ample oppurtunities to our students through curricular and co-curricular activities. We are proud to say that we have always maintained a good relationship with the parents of our students through regular PTA meetings. The Department was also fortunate to have received unstinted support and cooperation from the management. Our non-teaching staff have always stood with us and helped us in the best possible way to conduct activities of the Department. Above all the guidance and blessings we have received from the Almighty has helped us to reach this far and we firmly believe that the same grace will lead us ahead in the years to come.
HOD, Department of Chemistry

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