Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was established in the year 1968 to support complementary courses of various UG and Pre-Degree programmes. UG course in Industrial Chemistry was started in 2001. The UG course in Industrial Chemistry was later rechristened as B.Sc. Chemistry during the academic year 2005-2006.

Courses offered

    Graduate

  • B.Sc. Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics as complementary courses

TEACHING FACULTY

Name : K.M.NEPHEESA
Designation : Associate Professor and Head
Mobile Number : +91 9846 540 179
E-mail : napheesa.anwar@gmail.com
Qualifications : M.Sc. Chemistry
Specialization : Physical Chemistry
Experience : 30 years
Name : T.M.SUHARA
Designation : Associate Professor
Mobile Number : +91 9048 933 420
E-mail : suhratmpni@gmail.com
Qualifications : M.Sc. Chemistry
Specialization : Organic Chemistry
Experience : 26 years
Name : C. SOUMINI (LEAVE ON FIP)
Designation : Assistant Professor
Mobile Number : +91 9446 073 961
E-mail : souminijiju@gmail.com
Qualifications : M.Sc ,B.Ed
Specialization : Catalysis
Experience : 5 years
Name : C. C. SOUMYA
Designation : Assistant Professor
Mobile Number : +91 9400 598 327
E-mail : soumyacc@gmail.com
Qualifications : M.Sc, B.Ed.
Specialization : Polymer Composites
Experience : 4 Year
Name : SURAJA.P.V
Designation : Assistant Professor
Mobile Number : +91 9446518829
E-mail : Suraja1984@gmail.com
Qualifications : M.Sc ,PhD
Specialization : Heterogeneous catalysis
Experience : 3 years
Name : JASEELA .P.V
Designation : Guest Lecturer
Mobile Number : +91 9400639996
E-mail : jaseelapvpattambi@gmail.com
Qualifications : M.Sc ,NET, B.Ed
Specialization :
Experience : 2 years
  • Facilities

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    1. Well equipped spacious laboratory

    2. Department library with approximately 100 books sponsored by Alumni

    The department has three well furnished class rooms, and a staff room. Both LCD and OHP projector are there in the department. In addition to these, department has a well equipped spacious laboratory which consists of a balance room, fume hood, stock room and preparation room and a main experimental laboratory. We have modern instruments like refractometer, PH Meter, Potentiometer, Conductivity cell, Viscometer, Water distilling unit, Distilling set, Soxhlet apparatus, Electric Bunsen, Electric hot plate , Heating mantle, Suction pump, two digit (2) and four digit electronic balances (3) etc . We also have a computer with internet connection and printer in the department.

    In the department library there are 73 books which is available to students through book bank scheme. In the general library our department has 1165 books on various branches of chemistry, 10 journals and two periodicals.

  • Seminars / Workshops / Symposia Conducted

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    Invited talks:

    1. “LHC experiment”, by Mr. Midhun, Member of CERN, European organization of Nuclear research

    2. “The magic wings in Chemistry”, by Dr. P. Surendran, Govt. Poly Technic College Perithalmanna

    3. “Introduction to Nano-technlogy”, by Dr. Sony Varghese, NIT Calicut

    4. “Organic Spectroscopy”, by Dr. K. Joby Thomas, St. Thomas College, Thrissur

    5. Chemistry in Day to Day Life”, by N. Komalavally, former head, Department of Chemistry, MES Ponnani College

    6. “Chemistry in Every Day Life”, by Dr. P. Mohammed Shafi, University of Calicut

    7. “Basic Concept of Nanochemistry”, by Dr. N. Sandhya Rani, MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram

    8. “Phytochemical Investigation of Indian Medicinal Plants”, by Chilat Qassim, Senior Chemist, Henderson, Australia

    9. “Industrial Chemistry – Scope and Application”, by Mr. Yasir Abu Salih, Aligarh Muslim University

    10. “Chemistry in Day to Day Life”, by Prof. K.T. Kunjikrishnan Nambiar, Payyannur College

    11. “Causes and Remedial measures of Plastic and Pesticide Pollution”, by Dr. K.K Vijayan, University of University

    12. “Water pollution and adverse effect of soft drinks available in the market”, by Prof. C. Raveendranath, St. Thomas College, Thrissur

  • Seminars

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    1. Dr. K. Joby Thomas, Reader, Department of Chemistry, St. Thomas College gave a talk on “Organic Spectroscopy” on 05-11-2009.

    2. A students’ seminar was organized on Green Chemistry on 23-7-10. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. M Subair, Department of Chemistry, PSMO College, Thirurangadi.

    3. The Chemistry Department and Chemistry Alumni Association jointly organized an Inter Departmental Quiz competition “Ignitia ‘09” on 30-12-2009 under the supervision of Mr. Bava Ponnani.

    4. The Chemistry Department and Chemistry Alumni Association jointly organized a Inter Departmental paper presentation competition “Che-mistique ‘09” on “Genetically Modified Crops – Consequences” on 30-12-2009.

    5. Dr. Sony Varghese, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, NIT Calicut gave a talk on “Introduction to Nanotechnology” on 7-10-2010.

    7. Dr. P. Surendran, Assist. Professor Govt. Poly technique College Perinthalmanna gave a talk on “ Magic wings in Chemistry”, on 16/12/2011.

    8. Seminar on “Large Hadrons Collider” by Mr. Midhun, Member of CERN on14.10.2011

    9. A students’ seminar was organized on “Petro Chemistry” on 27.07.2011

    10. A seminar is organized on 10/08/2012 on the topic “Nano Chemistry”. Mr Runsy Wilson, Research scholar, Department of Chemistry M.G University, presented the seminar. All students in the department participated in the function.

    11. The Department of Chemistry organized a talk on “Introduction to the World of Small Things” by Dr. Vinayakan. R, Asst. Professor, N.S.S College, Nemmara, Palakkad on 7-2-13.

    12. Dr. K. Joby Thomas, Reader, Department of Chemistry, St. Thomas College gave a talk on “Spectroscopy” on 23/01/2014.

    13. A national Seminar was organized by the department on the topic “Recent Advances in Chemistry “ on 2nd and 3rd September 2014.

    14. Department arranged two day exhibition “CHROMA !4” on 2/12/2014

    15. A student seminar was conducted at H.M.Hall on the topic “Chemistry in Every day life” on 6/2/15

    16 .The Department of Chemistry organized a talk on “The Way of Science ” by Dr. Roy , Asst. Professor, SNGS College pattambi on 9/2/2015.

    17. The Department of Chemistry organized a talk on “EXCEL YOURSELVES” by Dr. P.V.Joseph , Asso. Professor ,Maharajas College Ernakulam on 13/11/2015.

  • Extension activities

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    1. Organised a CD visual presentation on “Spectroscopic Techniques”

    2. Sri. T.X. Vincent, N. Perur, Ernakulam conducted a demonstration of the manufacture of detergents, disinfectants, fabric whiteners and other house bold articles at domestic level.

    3. Training Housewives
          To make soap and pain balm at domestic level.

    4. Water Quality Assessment
          TIron Content
          Chloride Content
          Alkalinity
          BOD
          Hardness etc are checked.

  • Awards/ Achievements:

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    Smt. Soumini. C Got best poster award in the National Conference ‘AOP Chem’ held on 22-23 March 2012 at the department of Chemistry, Calicut University.

    Details of MRP Completed( UGC sponsored)

    1) Phytochemical studies on Vetiveria zizanioides from coastal belt of Thrissur and Malappuram Districts in Kerala, India(2010) by Dr. A. Saidutty and Prof. K.M. Napheesa.

    2) Synthesis of some 2 – imidazolin – 5 – ones and study of their chemical and biological properties (2009) by Dr. P.A. Mohamed Basheer.

    3) Catalysis by nano gold supported mesoporous Silica – Smt. C. Soumini.

    4)Synthesis and characterisation of conducting polymer composites to explore its anticorrosive properties by Smt.Soumya.C.C

    Paper publications

    1. Gold Nanoparticle-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Light-Induced Electron Transfer Process P. Pramod, C. C. Soumya and K. George Thomas, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2, 775–781

    2. Preparation and characterization of exfoliated polyaniline/montmorillonite nanocomposites, Binitha N. Narayanan, Ranjana Koodathil, Tripti Gangadharan, Zahira Yaakob, Femina K. Saidu, Soumini Chandralayam, Materials Science and Engineering: B, Volume 168, Issues 1–3, 15 April 2010, Pages 242–244.

    3. Photodegradation of Methyl orange over Zirconia Doped TiO2 Using Solar Energy, Narayanan Binitha N.; Yaakob Zahira; Koodathil Ranjana; Chandralayam Soumini; Sugunan Sankaran; Saidu Femina K.; Malayattil Vineetha, European Journal of Scientific Research; Mar2009, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p567.

    4. Chemical Investigation on the Leaves of Hibiscus Fuurcatus, Asian Journal of Chemistry 1997.

    5. Analyses of the Essential Oil of the Leaves of the Medicinal Plant Coleus Zeylanicus (Benth..) Cramer from India, Scientia Pharmaceutica 1998.

    6. Analyses of the Essential Oil of the Leaves of the Medicinal Plant Coleus Zeylanicus (Benth..) Cramer from India, Z Lebensum Unters Forsch 1998.

    7. Analysis of the essential oils of Leaves and roots of Annona reticulata (Annonaceae) from South India, Nutrition 1998.

    8. Essential oil analysis of the leaves and root bark of the plant Clerodedrum infor tunatum used in Ayurvedic medicine, Herba Polonica 1999.

    9. Essential oil analysis of the leaves and root bark of the plant Clerodedrum infor tunatum used in Ayurvedic medicine, Journal Essenntial Oil Research 2000.

    10. Imidazoline-5 ones, Indian journal of chemistry 2005.

    11. Synthesis and reactions of Novel Spiro compounds, Indian journal of Heterocyclic chemistry, 2007.

    12. Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of some 1,2,4 tri substituted imidazolinones, Asian journal of chemistry 2006.

  • Contact us:

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    Dept. of Chemistry
    M.E.S. Ponnani College
    Ponnani South–PO
    Malappuram, Kerala, INDIA–679586
    E-mail:- departmentofchemistrymespni@gmail.com
    Phone:- +91 4942 666 077; Ext. 206 (Off)