The Department of Chemistry was established in the year 2011 with a UG Degree to render service to the growing, young and aspiring women community to achieve their goal. The Department was uplifted as the Post-Graduate Department in the year 2015. Qualified faculty members, excellent infrastructure with two modernized and well-equipped Chemistry laboratories provide ample opportunities for the students to become leading personalities. The focus of the Department is to develop students both in curricular and co-curricular activities. The Department has registered a good academic record and achieved university rank in the Periyar University Examination. In the year 2011, Ms.M.Vijayakumari,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,was appointed as the Head of the Department with 1 Faculty and 1 Lab Assistant. From 2012 onwards Ms.M.Lallimathi, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., became the Head of the Department with 2 staff members and a Lab Assistant. Post Graduate courses were introduced in 2015 and 5 more new staff members were appointed. In 2016, Ms.M.Lallimathi, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed.,SET, Head of the Department with 10 staff members and 1 lab assistant were appointed. In the year,2018 Ms.C.Anjali, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., was appointed as the Head of the Department with 9 staff members and 1 Lab Assistant.5 staff members newly appointed as assistant professors in the department in 2019. And 4 staff members newly appointed as assistant professors in the year 2020.
Producing development-oriented women through Chemistry education.
- Imparting life-oriented knowledge in Chemistry
- Instilling research orientation among the women graduates
- Equipping with skills through hands-on experience in lab programs.
Every year the Department forms the Association Committee with a staff member as an organizing president, and students as secretaries, joint secretaries, and treasurer to carry out the association activities. This helps the students to develop their leadership qualities.
Table 7.5 Seminar/Conference/Workshop
|Name of the Institution
|Seminars / Conferences / Workshop||No.of Participants
Students /Research Scholar/
|17.09.2020||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||State Level Webinar on ‘‘Graphitic Carbon Nitrite Based Heterojunction for Photochemical Water Splitting||
|27.09.19||Krishna Arts and ScienceCollege, Kattinayanapalli, Krishnagiri District
|National Seminar on “Recent application in advanced materials”||
| I Prize
|29.08.19||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Conference on “Current Innovations & Applications in Chemistry”||195||Organized|
|11.07.19||E.R.K Arts and Science College, Erumiyampatti, Dharmapuri District||National Seminar on “Recent application in advanced materials”||5
|28.08.18||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Conference on “Frontiers and challenges in Chemistry”||184||Organized|
|25.8.18||Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri||State level seminar on “Recent Trends in Analytical Techniques”||11||
|29.12.17||Sri Vijay Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science for Women, Dharmapuri||National seminar on ‘Novel Advanced Application in Chemistry’ (NAAC-2K17)||4||–|
|13.9.17 & 14.9.17||Adiyamaan Arts and Science College, Uthangarai||State Level Seminar on “Group Theory and spectroscopy||15||–|
|Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri||‘Advances in Chemical Science and Nanotechnology’||10||II Prize
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Conference on “Innovations Chemistry”||214||Organized|
|10.08.17||ERK Arts and Science College,
|State Level Workshop on “Chromatographic Technology”||16||–|
|19.12.16||Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur||“Science and Technology Conference (STC’16)”||2||2 – III Prize|
|31.08.16||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Conference on “Green Chemistry (NSGC’16)”||312||Organized|
|30.08.16||Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri||‘Fusion of Future Chemistry in Medicinal Applications’||15||–|
|24.08.16||Adiyaman Arts and Science College for Women, Uthangarai||State Level Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences’||22||–|
|19.08.16||ERK Arts and Science College, Erumiyampatti, Dharmapuri Dt.||National Conference on ‘Chemistry of Heterogeneous Emerging Materials’||16||–|
|06.02.16||Kamadhenu College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri||State Level Workshop on “Recent Advances in Chemistry”||18||–|
|30.09.15||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemistry”||194||Organized|
|26.09.15||Pachamuthu College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri||State Level Seminar on ‘Recent Trends in Chemistry’||10||–|
|Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri||Workshop on‘Sparks in Chemistry’||20||–|
|21.08.15||Shri Sakthi Kailash Women’s College of Art and Science, Salem||National Conference on “Recent Advances in Chemistry”||09||–|
|14.02.15||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Conference on “Nanotechnology”||230||Organized|
|12.02.15||E.R.K Arts and Science College Dharmapuri.||National Level Seminar On“ Recent Advanced In Greener Catalysts”||15||–|
|Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem||National Level Work Shop On “Advanced Characterization Techniques (Act-2015)”||10||–|
|12.08.14||Shri Sakthi Kailash Women’s College of Art and Science, Salem||“Current Developments In Bio-Inorganic Chemistry”||5||–|
|27.09 13||Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri.||National Level seminar on “Adventures in Chemistry”||7||I Prize
|15.03.13||AVS College of Arts and Science, Salem.||National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Chemistry”||6||–|
|28.09.12||Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri.||State level Seminar on “Recent Advancement in Chemistry”||10||I Prize
|24.01.12||Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri.||State level Seminar on“Recent Trends in Advanced Material Science”||5||–|
Student Enrichment Programme
In order to provide a platform for the students to gain scientific knowledge and become aware of the recent innovations in the field of Science, various programs were conducted.
Table 7.6 Student Enrichment Programme
|Date||Events / Programme|
|25.08.2020||International level e-Quiz “Battle of Brain”|
|28.05.2020||National level e-Quiz “Think like a Proton”|
|12.02.2020||An Expert Lecture and ‘ Inorganic Quiz’|
|‘In-plant training’ at Milk Producers Union Ltd , Krishnagiri|
|‘In-plant training’ at ABC Fruits Private Ltd, Krishnagiri|
|15.02.17||An Expert Lecture and ‘Physical Quiz’|
|‘In-plant training’ at Dharmapuri Cooperative Milk Products, Krishnagiri|
|In-plant Training: Pavithran Aseptic Fruit Product, Jagadap Post, Krishnagiri|
|21.08.14||Quiz Competition and Guest Lecture on “Carbon Nanotubes”|
|21.10.13||A Guest Lecture on ‘Green Chemistry’|
|20.08.13||Invited talk on life Oriented Chemistry’|
Industrial visit helps to combine theoretical knowledge with practical knowledge and also realities are opened to the UG & PG final year students through this visit.
Table 7.7 Industrial Visit
|Date||Venue||No. of students / Staff|
|19.09.19||Biotech Ltd, Yercaud.||54 students
|08.09.18||Industrial Visit Golden Temple, Ratnagiri Temple and Periyar park in Vellore||58 Students
|04.10.16||Ultramarine and pigments Limited Sipcot, Ranipet, Vellore||58 Students
|27.02.16||Venkraft paper mills Pvt. Ltd. Hosur||22 Students
|17. 04.15||Birla Planetarium at Chennai, Guindy Snake Park Rajiv Gandhi memorial Park at Sriperumpudur||23 Students
Department Extension Activities
The ultimate aim of this program is to instill scientific temper in young minds and make them to understand the role of chemistry in our daily life.
Table 7.8 Department Extension Activities
|Date||Name of the programme||Venue|
|Soil Testing Camp||Marudhepalli|
|06.08.19||Practical Coaching for School Children||Gonzaga Matriculation Higher Secondary School,Kathampallam|
|Basic Chemistry Coaching||Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Bargur|
|Basic chemistry coaching for rural school students||Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Bargur|
|15.09.17||Soil Testing Camp||Marudhepalli|
|Basic chemistry coaching for rural school students||Government Middle School, Giddampatti|
|17.09.16||Soil Testing Camp||Marudhepalli|
|Basic Chemistry Coaching||Government Middle School, Madhepalli|
|11.08.16||Practical Coaching for School Children||Gonzaga Matriculation Higher Secondary School|
|Basic Chemistry Coaching||Government Middle School, Orappam|
|01.12.15||Practical Coaching for School Children||Gonzaga Matriculation Higher Secondary School|
Awards and Recognitions received by Faculty: Ms. M. Lallimathi, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry cleared in State Eligibility Test (SET) on October 2012,
- M. Lallimathi, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry has presented a paper entitled ‘Protection and Deprotection of Oximes using Silicagel catalyst’ in the National Conference on Heterogeneous Emerging Materials at ERK College of Arts and Science, Erumiyampatti, Dharmapuri District on August 19, 2016. The paper is published in a book with the ISBN Number978-93-80173-90-2.
Subject Experts Visit
The following experts visited the Department and assessed its functions and suggested a few ideas to improvise the performance of the Department.
Table 7.9 Subject Experts visited the Department
|S.No.||Name of the Experts|
|1||Dr. S. Xavier Raja Rathinam, M.Sc., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head,
PG & Research Department of Chemistry, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur.
|3||Rev. Sr. Dr. R. Jayashanthi, M.Sc., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Auxillium College, Vellore|
|4||Mr.J.Giridharan,Senior Scientist, Quality Control Department, Anthem Bio Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore|
|5||Dr.Venkata Reddy Gorla MSC., PGDBA., Ph.D., Researcher, Department of Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Dravidian University, Kuppam|
|6||Dr.K. Parameshwaran, Post Doctoral Fellow, DST- Young Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur|
|Dr. A. Simi, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, St.Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Trichy|
|8||Dr.V.Venkatachalam.,M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.d., Assistant Professor, Govt. Arts College, Krishnagiri.|
|9||Prof.S.Vallichitra, M.Sc., M.Phil., (SET), Assistant Professor, Govt. Arts College for women, Krishnagiri|
|10||Dr. J. G. Manjunatha, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, FMKMC College, Constituent College of Mangalore University, Madikeri|
|11||Dr. A. Silambarasan, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Vivekananda College of Arts and Science for Women, Thiruchengodu|
|12||Dr. P. Elumalai, Associate Professor in Chemistry, Center for Green Energy Technology, Constituent College of Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.|
|13||Dr.S.Girish Kumar, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, School of Engineering &Technology CMR University, Bangalore|
|14||Dr.T.M Sridhar, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai|
|15||Dr.A.Pandikumar, Professor& Scientist Central Electrochemical Research Institute in Chemistry, Karikudi.
Ø Our vision is to enhance Higher learning for excellence in teaching, mentorship of students and researchers in chemistry and the Department will continue to offer the highest quality undergraduate and Post Graduate curriculum.
Ø To enhance the basic and applied research framework in the Department of Chemistry.
Ø To build partnerships with the faculty to achieve the Department goals.