The Department of Chemistry was incepted in 1961-62 when the college was founded, offering chemistry at the Pre-University Course level and from the next year onwards, as an ancillary subject at the degree level. The department was upgraded in 1971-72, when B.Sc. Chemistry Main was started. A further expansion took place in 1981-82 with the inception of the Post-Graduate course - M.Sc. Chemistry. The students of three consecutive M.Sc. Chemistry batches of the college, Aswath Raman (1982-84), V.Lalitha (1983-85) and Annapoorani (1984-86) achieved the enviable feat of securing the University Gold Medals when the college remained affiliated to the University of Madras, competing with the students of well-established institutions of TamilNadu. In 1989-90, the M.Sc. course was transferred to the newly-constituted Centre for Post-Graduate studies in the same campus.

The department now offers the three-year B.Sc. chemistry course under the semester pattern (CBCS - Choice Based Credit System with 25% internal assessment component from 2017-18 batch onwards), with an annual intake of 40 students in the Main course, besides Chemistry as an allied subject for the B.Sc. Mathematics, Physics, Botany and Zoology courses of the college.


Since September 1997, the department has been functioning in the ground-floor of a new Science block with 1,154 sq.m of floor area, incorporating three well-equipped laboratories and three lecture halls, besides staff-rooms, store rooms and a computer room.

There is a small collection of books in the department for quick reference, but the College library has a sizeable collection of over 4,000 titles in chemistry to cater to the needs of the students and the staff. Apparatus, Chemicals and equipments were procured for the Department to the tune of Rs. 1,00,000 in 2002-03 and in the current year, orders have so far been placed for these items worth about Rs. 30,000/-. The Departmental records are currently being computerized.

The infra-structure facilities now available in the Department are sufficient for B.Sc. course. Two of the three labs in the department are presently under renovation work. Many of the costly, sophisticated equipments such as the UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Power generator, etc., along with rarer chemicals acquired by the College have been transferred to the P. G. Centre when it was set up in the year 1989.

Chemistry Faculty
Dr.R.Veeraragahavan,M.Sc.,M.Phil., M.Ed.,Ph.D.                    Associate Prof.& HOD

Dr.P.Azantha Parimala,M.Sc.Ed.,M.Phil.,M.Ed.Ph.D.                Asst Prof.

Dr.K.Balamurugan,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,M.Ed.,Ph.D.,PGDCA.                Asst Prof.

Dr.Ajay Kumar Gupta,M.Sc.,Ph.D.,CSIR-NET,DRDO-PDF.                Asst Prof.

Dr. T. Venkata Swamy, M.Sc.,Ph.D.,CSIR-JRF, SLET, GATE                Asst Prof.

FIRST YEAR (CBCS Pattern - From 2017-18 Batch)
First Semester
Language Paper-I

English Paper-I

General Chemistry-I

Public Administaration

Allied-I Mathematics-I / Zoology-I

Main Pratical- I General Chemistry Practical-I

Allied Practical I Zoology-I/Marthematical Lab

Second Semester
Language Paper-II

English Paper-II

General Chemistry-II

Environmental Studies

Allied-II Mathematics-II / Zoology-II

Main Pratical- II General Chemistry Practical-II

Allied Practical II Zoology-II/Marthematical Lab-II

SECOND YEAR(CBCS Pattern-From 2017-18 Batch)
Third Semester

Language Paper-III

English Paper-III

Physical Chemistry-I

Inorganic Chemistry-I

Basic Analytical Chemistry(Elective)

Allied-I Physics-I

Main Pratical-III - Physical & Inorganic Chemistry Practical

Allied Practical-I - Physics Practical-I

Fourth Semester

Language Paper-IV

English Paper-IV

Physical Chemistry-II

Organic Chemistry-I

Analytical & Clinical Biochemistry(Elective)

Allied-II Physics-II

Main Practical-IV - Physical & Organic Chemistry Practical

Allied Practical-II - Physics Practical-II

THIRD YEAR(Old Pattern-non CBCS)
Fifth Semester
Paper-IX Inorganic Chemistry-III

Paper-X Organic Chemistry-III

Paper-XI Physical Chemistry-III

Paper-XII (Elective) Environmental Chemistry-I

Main Practical-V Gravimetric Analysis

Main Practical-VI Organic Analysis

Sixth Semester
Paper-XIII Inorganic Chemistry-IV

Paper-XIV Organic Chemistry-IV

Paper-XV Physical Chemistry-IV

Paper-XVI (Elective) Environmental Chemistry-II

Main Practical-VII Physical Chemistry Experiments

Main Practical-VIII Instrumental Analysis