Department of Chemistry is one of the prestigious departments of Assumption College Autonomous, affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University. The glorious journey of this department began in the year 1957. The department celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2017.
So far 22 dedicated teachers served the department. Presently the department has six permanent faculty and three guest faculty. The faculty of the department has so far more than 25 international publications which has high impact factor and citation index. They have presented papers in the international and national conferences which supplement their research knowledge. The faculty of the department has been the Principal investigator for more than 10 SPYTiS (Scheme for Promoting Young Talents in Science) student projects of KSCSTE.
The department cherish a history of good academic performance consistently. The students of the department bagged four of the first ten ranks including the first rank in the MG University CBCSS Degree Examination March 2018. In order to nurture the research aptitude and global competency of the students, the department consider it as a responsibility to ensure that her students get enrolled in prestigious summer research fellowships in, National institutes like IISc, IISER, JNCASR etc. Besides, interested students are motivated, encouraged and assisted to clear National level tests to get themselves placed in National institutes for higher studies.
The alumnae of the department have excelled in various walks of life. They include IAS officer, College principals, Scientists, University and College Professors and Govt. Employees. More than 100 alumnae participated in the alumni meet ‘ormacheppu’ organised by the department on 20th January 2018 in connection with the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. They contributed generously towards the institution of Diamond Jubilee memorial All Kerala Intercollegiate Quiz Competition. With support from alumni and teachers, Rs. 1, 00,000 was raised to conduct the event.
In addition to inter departmental and intra departmental competitions, the department conducts SPARK-All Kerala Intercollegiate Paper Presentation competition every year. Diamond Jubilee Memorial All Kerala Intercollegiate Quiz Competition will be conducted from next academic year onwards. The department also conducts value added programmes like alumni lecture, expert lecture etc.