The Department of Chemistry was established in 1957. The postgraduate course was started in 1964. A Research Centre in Chemistry was established in the College in 1976, to promote research interests, both among the students and the teachers of the Department. Currently, the Department offers Undergraduate courses, Post-Graduate courses and research programmes. The Department is an approved research center for Chemistry under the University of Kerala. Chemistry is offered as a Complementary paper to the Under Graduate students of Physics, Botany and Zoology by the Department. From its inception, the Department has striven to set high standards of teaching and learning. The galaxy of eminent alumni bears ample testimony to the Department's excellence as a result of the hard work and dedication of a team of committed faculty members, guided by able administrators. The Department is a DST-FIST supported department. The golden jubilee of the PG Department of Chemistry was celebrated in the academic year 2015-16. The department has produced several nationally and internationally renowned scientists and professors who hold positions of high esteem. The Department provides consultancy services to IGNOU and undertakes projects from various industries.


Develop the Department as a Center of Excellence in all Aspects of Education and Research in Chemical Sciences.


Provide distinctive and relevant education in Chemical Sciences at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Carry out research and scholarly work with relevance to contemporary problems facing society and industry.


Know the Known, Explore the Unknown.


The Research Department is engaged in active research and conducts various research activities in the fields of solid-state kinetics, biomaterials, electrochemistry, phytochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, and materials chemistry.  The Department has several major and minor research projects from various government agencies like the UGC, DST, and CSIR.

1. Dr. Suju C. Joseph  (Synthetic organic Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

2. Dr. Suja Mathai (Electrochemistry, Biomaterials & Nanomaterials)

3. Dr. Selwin Joseyphus Raphael (Materials Chemistry & Bioinorganic Chemistry)

4. Dr. Sonia Mol Joseph (Natural products Chemistry, Organic Spectroscopy & Plant Chemosystematics)

5. Dr. Sajith Kurian (Nanomaterials, Renewable energy conversion and storage & Photocatalysis)

6. Dr. Rabin Rajan J. Methikkalam (Astrochemistry, Surface Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, Ultra-High Vacuum Instrumentation)



Dr. Suju C. Joseph

Head of the Department

PG & Research Department of Chemistry

Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous)


Kerala, India

E-mail: suju.joseph@mic.ac.in

Mobile: +91 9633078868

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