Department of Chemistry

The Chemistry Department of St. Joseph’s college established in 1927 is the largest science department in the college. Over the last nine decades the department has built up its reputation as one among the best in business as far as imparting education in Chemistry is concerned. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes in Chemistry. At present, the department has 22 vastly experienced and highly dedicated faculty members out of which 16 hold Ph.D. and 5 have M.Phil. The department has a well-established research centre equipped with modern 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 catalysis, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, and biochemistry. They have been publishing their work in reputed national and international journals and executing externally funded research projects. Over the years the department has conducted several excellent national and state level seminars and workshops on frontier areas of chemistry for the benefit of the discerning students, faculty and research scholars. The department boasts of vibrant UG and PG chemical societies abuzz with co-curricular activities such as organizing and participating in inter-collegiate chemistry festivals, educational trips and science exhibitions. 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.

The Department continuously works to produce brilliant young chemists who by their scientific abilities can work for the benefit of humanity. In creating a scientific temperament the students are encouraged to develop skills of analytical thinking, experimentation, and application of knowledge gained. The students are also imbibed with a concern for green chemistry.

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