The Department of Chemistry came into being in 1964. It has been a Post Graduate department since 1995. Currently the department offers the three-year B.Sc. Chemistry programme, as well as the two-year M.Sc. Chemistry programmes. It also provides complementary courses to B.Sc. Botany, B.Sc. Physics and B.Sc. Zoology. Other notable courses provided include:
The department has maintained an excellent academic record and has produced several university toppers over the years. It takes pride in having nurtured many distinguished alumni, a number of whom are currently serving as faculty members. The department has been working methodically to improve the higher educational and employment prospects of its students by conducting regular coaching programmes for Joint Admission for M.Sc. (J.A.M.), National Eligibilty Test (N.E.T), and P.S.C. examinations.
The department has ten faculty members at the moment, including five PhD holders. Dr. Francis Chacko is the current Head of Department.