Department of Chemistry

Our Vision is to be a role model in educating and graduating women, and to equip and enable them to compete in and contribute to the ever-changing, technology-centered world of the 21st century.

The Department of Chemistry pledges to encourage the advancement of science and particularly chemistry through education, research, and service missions and aims…

  • To impart knowledge and skills to our students
  • To provide innovative classroom instruction at both the postgraduate and undergraduate levels
  • To communicate the excitement of chemistry to the public
  • To develop the students’ capacity to readily adapt to and make use of emerging technologies
  • Above all The Department of Chemistry stands for a Learner oriented value based educational system.


1923 – Year of establishment
1954 – UG programme started
1972 – Upgraded to PG level
1987 – Approved as research centre of University of Kerala
2006 – Supported by DST-FIST

2012 – Supported by DST-FIST

2022 – Supported by PLEASE (Govt. of Kerala)

2022 – Supported by DST-CURIE Scheme

2022 – Supported by DBT STAR College Scheme

The department is an approved research centre of the University of Kerala.

Programmes offered by the department

Name of the programme Main Subject Category Duration Annual Intake Details
BSc Chemistry Chemistry UG (Science) 6 Semsters 40 See details
MSc Chemistry Chemistry PG (Science) 4 Semesters 10 See details
Ph.D. in Chemistry Chemistry PhD (Science) 3-5 Years As pert the  available vacancies See details

Faculty Members

SL Name Subject Designation Email WebPage
1 Dr Vijukumar V G Chemistry HoD &  Associate Professor View Profile
2 Dr Shibu Prasad S Chemistry Associate Professor View Profile
3 Dr Saji Alex Chemistry Professor View Profile 
4 Dr Biju S Chemistry Associate Professor View Profile
5 Dr Sheemol V N Chemistry Associate Professor View Profile
6 Smt. Paulcy Rani P R Chemistry Assistant Professor View Profile
7 Dr Shyni Raphael M Chemistry Associate Professor View Profile
8 Dr Ajayakumar G Chemistry Associate Professor View Profile
9 Smt. Suji C S Chemistry Assistant Professor View Profile
10 Smt. Manju Anna Varghese Chemistry Assistant Professor View Profile
11 Dr Sajithra C V Chemistry Assistant Professor View Profile
12 Dr Retheesh K Chemistry Assistant Professor View Profile 

Our students excel in university exams in all academic years

BSc  Chemistry

  • 2007 – II Rank – Nisha Mariam   Mammen 
  • 2009 – II Rank – Remya Ramesh
  • 2010 – I Rank  –  Remya V
  • 2013 – I Rank  –  Vaishnavi H J
  • 2019  II Rank  Devika B S
  • 2021 I Rank  Adithya C Anand
  • 2022 I Rank  Meenu S Kumar

MSc Chemistry

  • 2005 – I Rank    – Shyni Raphel
  • 2007 – II Rank    – Lekshmy S
  • 2009 – I Rank   – Dhanya S R
  • 2010 – I Rank   – Archana V P
  • 2012 – I Rank    – Parvathy K
  • 2013 – II Rank   – Lekshmi A S
  • 2013 – III Rank  – Saranya Bose
  • 2014 – II Rank   – Nisha G Pillai
  • 2020 – II Rank   – Malavika
  • 2021 – I Rank   – Salome John
  • 2021 – II Rank   – Arpitha A
  • 2021 – III Rank   – Rakhi Krishna R K
Succession List of HoDs (Chemistry)
Sl No. Name Period
1 Prof. K. Parvathy Amma 1954-1964
2 Prof. Sarada Ponnan 1964-1966
3 Prof. Gopala Raman 1966-1969
4 Prof. Kungimoideen 1967-1975
5 Prof. Velappan Nair 1975-1977
6 Prof. Lekshmi Narayanan 1977-1978
7 Prof. L. Thankamma 1978-1979
8 Prof. Annie Thomas 1979-1982
9 Prof. K. Sarojini 1982-1985
10 Dr. T. M. Madhusoodanan 1985-1986
11 Dr. K. P. Dharamaraja Iyer 1986-1988
12 Prof. Jameela Beevi 1988-1994
13 Prof. Raja Kumari 1994-1995
14 Prof. Annakutty P. D. 1995-1996
15 Prof. E. K. Thresia 1996-1997
16 Prof. N. Prassana Kumari Amma 1997-1998
17 Prof. Suseela Kumari B. 1998-1999
18 Prof. Y. Razia 1999-2001
19 Prof. G. Prasanna 2001-2002
20 Prof. K.G. Indira Bai 2002-2005
21 Prof. P. P. Narayanikutty 2005-2008
22 Prof. Mary Hose 2008-2011
23 Dr. P. G. Sushamma 2011-2012
24 Dr. A. Mary Dorothy 2011-2012
25 Dr. V. K. Remadevi 2012-2013
26 Dr. V. Sasikala 2013-2015
27 Dr. Ushakumary D. 2015-2018
28 Dr Dinesh Babu K V 2018-2023
  • 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer (JEOL)
  • Spectrofluorometer (Fluorolog®-3)
  • Infra red Spectrometer (Schimadzu)
  • UV – Vis Spectrophotometer(Schimadzu)
  • HPLC (Analytical) – Perkil Elmer
  • Flash Column Chromatography Unit (Septech)
  • Ultracentrifuge (Beckman Coulter)
  • Magnetic Susceptibility Balance
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • We share the sophisticated major instruments in our lab with the research scholars and students of other research centers and institutions for nominal rate.
  • More than 500 samples are analyzed every year
  • About Rs. 40,000/- has been generated per year through this facility
  • The fund generated is utilized for the maintenance of the instruments through PTA.
  • Several institutions both inside and outside the state are benefited so far.
  • Many research papers are published by collaborative research using this facility.
  • The beneficiaries acknowledge us in their publications, presentations, project reports and theses.
No Month & Year Title Convener Sponsor
1 Mar-11 “Instrumental Methods in Chemistry IYC-I” Dr. Bessy Raj B N Chemistry Association
2 Mar-11 “Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy IYC-2” Sri. Biju S Chemistry Association
3 Dec-11 National Seminar on “2D NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry” Shibu Prasad.S. DCE
4 Dec-11 National exhibition “Nucleus expo” Dr. Saji Alex DCE
5 Jan-13 National Seminar on “Modern approaches in chemistry” Dr. K.V. Dinesh Babu DCE
6 Oct-13 National seminar on “Tomorrow’s Material Science” Dr. Usha Kumary D DCE
7 Oct-13 “PRADYOT-13” a science cum cultural fest Dr. Bessy Raj B. N & Chemistry association
Smt. Sheemol V.N
8 Nov-14 National seminar on “Natural products in Medicinal Chemistry” Dr. Bessy Raj BN DCE
9 Jan-16 National seminar on “Current developments in Material Sciences” Dr. Saji Alex DCE
10 Sep-16 “Whole to Whole” The road to Restoration of Ozone Layer Dr. Retheesh K KSCSTE
11 Nov-16 National seminar on “ Synthetic organic chemistry: Fundamentals and advances” Dr. Ajayakumar G DCE
12 Sep-17 International seminar on “Organic molecules for material applications” Dr. Retheesh K DCE
13 Nov-18 National Seminar on “Theoretical and Computational Chemistry” Dr. Saji Alex DCE
14 Nov-18 Higher Secondary Teachers Transformation Programme – Batch I Dr Dinesh Babu K V DHSE
15 Feb-19 Higher Secondary Teachers Transformation Programme – Batch III Dr Dinesh Babu K V DHSE
16 Sep-19 From No ‘Zone’ to ‘Ozone’ – Three Decades of Depletion and Healing Dr. Ajayakumar G KSCSTE
17 Oct-19 Elements and Our World – IYPT 2019 & Spectroscopy Dr. Biju S DCE
18 Nov-19 EDURITE-Scholar in residence Programme Dr. Ajayakumar G KSHEC
19 Sep-19 Higher Secondary Teachers Transformation Programme – Batch III Dr. Ajayakumar G DHSE
20 Sep-20 “An Introspection into the Gaps in Learning and Teaching Chemistry Fundamentals” ( Webinar Series For HSSTTP Participants) Dr. Ajayakumar G Chemistry Dept.
1 In silico studies on some of the naturally occurring hydroxy benzoquinones, naphthaquinones and anthraquinones as potent B-raf inhibitors Arunkumar. B, Annette Fernandez, Shiny P. Laila, V. S. Vishnu and Bessy Raj B N., Journal of Computational Methods in Molecular Design 2014-15
2 Simple and rapid green synthesis of micrometer scale single crystalline
gold nanoplates using chitosan as the reducing agent
Saji Alex, Kun Tian, Shiang Teng, Gene Siegel, Ashutosh Tiwari Journal of Crystal Growth 2014-15
3 Dye yielding plants of malabar region, kerala: A case study Murugan K, Aswathy JM, Greeshma Murukan, Manoj GS, Dinesh Babu K.V. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences (IJBPAS), 2015-16
4 Enzymatic glucose sensor based on Au nanoparticle and plant-like ZnO film modified electrode Kun Tian, Saji Alex, Gene Siegel and Ashutosh Tiwari Materials Science and Engineering : C 2015-16
5 Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties and Applications- A Review Saji Alex and Ashutosh Tiwari, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2015-16
6 Synthesis, spectral characterization and thermal analysis of rubrocurcumin and its analogues John, J., Devi, R.S., Balachandran, S., Babu, K.V.D. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 2016-17
7 FTIR Spectroscopic analysis of biochemicals synthesized during embryogeny and embryo desiccation in Syzygium cuminii (L.) Skeels Ajith Kumar, K. G., Sunil Kesava Deth, G., Dinesh Babu, K. V. and Anju, U International journal of Current Research., 2016, 8(04) 31380-31387. 2016-17
8 FTIR spectral analysis of the phytoconstituents in the mace of Myristica fragrans for the detection of possible adulteration with the mace of Myristica malabarica and Myristica beddomii. Ajith Kumar KG, Sunil Kesava Deth G, Pratheepkumar V, Suresh Kumar KA, Dinesh Babu KV International journal of Current Research.,2016 8(11) 40897-40903 2016-17
9 In vitro Seeds Germination and Seedling Growth of Begonia Malabarica Lam. (Begoniaceae) a Source for Anthocyanin K Murugan1, JM Aswathy, KV Dinesh Babu, Advances in Biochemistry and Biotechnology
10 Chromatographic analysis (RP-HPLC) of phenolic acids and FTIR spectra in
Brachythecium buchananii (Hook.) A. Jaeger
Greeshma GMa, Dinesh Babu KV, Murugan K, The Journal of Phytochemistry
2016 , 117,410-416
11 Anthocyanin from begonia cultivars and its antioxidant potentialities Aswathy J M, Dinesh babu K V and Murugan K International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences,
12 FTIR spectroscopy data as a fingerprint of withaniasomnifera root tissues: a case study with accessions of the species from keralasouthindia V. S. Anil Kumar, K.V. Dinesh Babu, R. Salini, JollykuttyEapen, M. S. Deepa, Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
,2016, 6 , 5748- 5756
13 Synthesis, Characterization, in silico and in vitro studies of an amino derivative of embelin as potent anticancer agent against human breast cancer cell line MCF – 7 Archana P Das, Annette Fernandez, Arunkumar, B., Shiny P Laila, Vishnu V. S., and Bessy Raj B N International Journal of Research and reviews in Pharmacy and Applied Sciences 2016-17
14 Molecular photo-charge-separators enabling single-pigment-driven multi-electron transfer and storage leading to
H2 evolution from water
Kyoji Kitamoto, Makoto Ogawa, Gopalakrishnan Ajayakumar, Shigeyuki
Masaoka, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz and Ken Sakai
Inorg. Chem. Front. 2016-17
15 Sn and Ag doped ZnO quantum dots with PMMA by in situ polymerization for UV/IR protective, photochromic multifunctional hybrid coatings S Soumya, V.N. Sheemol, P Amba, A Peer Mohamed, S Ananthakumar Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2017-18
16 Origin of Stretched Exponential Photoluminescence. Relaxation in Size-Separated Silicon Nanocrystals Samuel L. Brown, Retheesh Krishnan, Sivaguru Jayaraman, Mukund P. Sibi, Erik K. Hobbie. AIP Advances 2017-18
17 Larvicidal efficacy of adiantobischrysene from Adiantum latifolium against Oryctes rhinoceros through disrupting metamorphosis and impeding microbial mediated digestions R. Pradeep Kumar, D. A. Evans, K. V. Dinesh Babu Pest Manag Sci. 2018-19
18 FTIR spectroscopic analysis of biochemical synthesized in the mature, germinated and desiccated seeds of Vateria indica L Gayatri GP., Ajith Kumar K.G., Parvathy S Nair., Sunil Kesava Deth G., Dinesh Babu K.V. Trends in bioscience 2018, 7( 11)., 1461-1500. 2018-19
19 Assessment of nutritional quality in tomato
solanum lycopersicum l.) and cherry tomato
solanum lycopersicum l. var. cerasiforme fruits
Anil kumar, V.S. , Sreeja sudhakaran , Dinesh babu, K.V. , Arya, S. Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity
20 Synthesis and characterization of a prominent NLO active MOF of lead with 1,5-naphthalenedisulfonic acid, S. Shibu Prasad, M.R. Sudarsanakumar, V.S. Dhanya, S. Suma, M.R.P. Kurup, Journal of Molecular Structure 2018-19
21 Design, synthesis, characterization and photoluminescence studies of two new coordination polymers based on 4,4́′ -oxybis(benzoic acid) and N-donor ligand with transition metals S. Shibu Prasad, M.R. Sudarsanakumar, V.S. Dhanya, S. Suma, M.R.P. Kurup Journal of Molecular Structure 2018-19
22 Naked eye detection of infertility based on sperm protamine-induced aggregation of heparin gold nanoparticles Vidya Raj and Saji Alex Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2018-19
23 Synthesis, spectral and single crystal X-ray characterization of 5-(2-(2,3-dimethyl-5-oxo-1-phenyl-2,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)hydrazono)pyrimidine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione and its copper(II) complexes S. Biju, Shubha S. Kumar, V. Sadasivan Polyhedron 2018-19
24 Synthesis, structure characterization and biological studies on a new aromatic hydrazone, 5-(2-(1,5-dimethyl-3-oxo-2-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)hydrazono)-2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-4,6-dione, and its transition metal complexes Shubha S. Kumar, S. Biju, V. Sadasivan Journal of Molecular Structure 2018-19
25 Optically Transparent Polymer Coating Embedded with IR Reflective Rare Earth Yellow Pigment: – Innovative Strategy for Cool Windows V.N. Sheemol, Peer Mohamed A, S. Ananthakumar Materialstoday Proceedings, Advances in Photoresponsive Materials 2018-19
26 Total Synthesis of Aglain Natural Products Foveoglobin A and Perviridisin B: Mechanistic Studies of ESIPT Photocycloaddition Wenyu Wang, Anthony Clay, Retheesh Krishnan, Neil J. Lajkiewicz, Jayaraman Sivaguru, and John A. Porco, Jr. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018-19
27 Effect of N‐alkyl Substituents on the Hierarchical Self‐Assembly of β‐Cyclodextrin‐linked Pyrene‐Pyromellitic diimide Charge‐ Transfer Complex Sumesh Babu Krishnan, Retheesh Krishnan and Karical Raman Gopidas. Chem. Eur. J. 2018-19
28 Self-Assembly and Photoinduced Electron Transfer in a Donor- β-Cyclodextrin-Acceptor Supramolecular System. Retheesh Krishnan, Sumesh Babu Krishnan, Bijitha Balan and Karical Raman Gopidas J. Chem. Sci. 2018-19
29 Light induced charge and energy transport in nucleic acids and proteins: general discussion. Retheesh Krishnan et al Faraday Discuss. 2018-19
30 Bionanophotonics: general discussion. Retheesh Krishnan et al Faraday Discuss 2018-19
31 Photocrosslinking between nucleic acids and proteins: general discussion. Discussion. Retheesh Krishnan et al Faraday Discuss 2018-19
32 Photoacidity of vanillin derivatives Anthony Clay, Retheesh Krishnan,Mukund Sibi, Dean Webster, Stephen Jockusch, Jayaraman Sivaguru J. Photochem. Photobiol. A Chemistry 2018-19
33 Isolation, characterization and mode of action of a larvicidal compound, 22-hydroxyhopane from Adiantum latifolium Lam. against Oryctes rhinoceros Linn. Pradeep Kumar R, Dinesh Babu K. V., Evans D. A. Pestic Biochem Physiol. 2019-20
34 Characterization of multipotent compounds from Adinatum Latifolium leaves by Liquid chromatography-Electron spray-mass R. Pradeep Kumar, D. A. Evans, K. V. Dinesh Babu Analytical Chemistry Letters 2019-20
35 Phytochemical Analysis and FT-IR Fingerprinting of Pineapple Peel-A Natural Resource of Bioactive Compounds A. S. Lubaina, P. R. Renjith and K. V. Dinesh Babu, International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences-2019, 9(3), 1229-1237 2019-20
36 Assessment of In Vitro Antidiabetic Potential of Purified Anthocyanin Extract From Floral Petals of Wild Balsam Species R. Arathy, K. Murugan, K. V. Dinesh Babu and G. S. Manoj Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 2020, 10(3), 31-35 2019-20
37 Synthesis, crystal structure and
dielectric properties of a new
acetate bridged coordination
Ashalatha, A.; Sudarsanakumar, M.R.;
Shibu Prasad, S.; Suma, S.; Prathapachandra
Kurup, M.R.; Rahul, S.
Journal of Molecular Structure 2019-20
38 Heparin Gold Nanoparticles for Colorimetric detection of Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI). Vidya Raj and Saji Alex Journal of Analytical Chemistry 2019-20
39 Synthesis, crystal structure and spectroscopic studies of trivalent Fe(III) and mixed valent ion-pair Co(II,III) complexes with 5-(2-(2- hydroxyphenyl)hydrazono)-2,2-dimethyl-4,6-dione Shubha S. Kumar, R.S. Sreepriya, S. Biju, V. Sadasivan Journal of Molecular Structure 2019-20
40 Synthesis, characterization & biological studies of Mn(II), Fe(III) and
Co(II) complexes of (Z)-1, 5-dimethyl-4-(2-(2-oxopropylidene)
R.S. Sreepriya, Shubha S. Kumar, Sadasivan V, Biju S, Sher Singh Meena Journal of Molecular Structure 2019-20
41 Synthesis and photophysical studies of spectrally selective ceramic colorants from jarosite: Compatible additives for dark colored automobile coating Sheemol Valayampillil Narayanan, Abdul Azeez Peer Mohamed, Solaiappan Ananthakumar Materials today Proceedings 2019-20
42 Self‐Assembled Helical Arrays for the Stabilization of the Triplet State Aakash D. Nidhankar Goudappagouda Divya S. Mohana Kumari Shailendra Kumar Chaubey, Rashmi Nayak Rajes,h G. Gonnade, G. V. Pavan Kumar, Retheesh Krishnan Sukumaran Santhosh Babu Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019-20
43 Tuning phosphorescence features of triphenylamines by varying functional groups and intermolecular interactions Goudappagouda, Kiran Asokan, RashmiNayak, Retheesh Krishnan, Sukumaran SanthoshBabu Dyes and Pigments 2019-20