The Department of Chemistry


Department of Chemistry, established in 1951, is the premier department of the college. Situated at the ground floor of the tower building, it is one of the distinguished chemistry departments in the Kerala State offering highest number of courses among the aided colleges. The glorious achievements of the department are rooted on its dedicated faculty members.

Academic Excellence:

The department has nurtured a large number of rank holders in the UG and PG courses before the invention of grading pattern in the State. St. Berchmans College is proud of those young stars and still we remember those academic years enlightened with lemon light.

Research Activities:

Many of the faculty members receive research grants from national agencies in the form of minor and major projects. Some of the ongoing projects, their principal investigators and funding agencies are listed below:

  • Natural fiber reinforced eco-friendly and recyclable commingled composite systems (Dr. Tomlal Jose, KSCSTE)
  • Formulation of Phase-wiggled two-pulse phase modulation based sequences for Heteronuclear Dipolar Decoupling in NMR (Dr. Cyril Augustine, UGC)
  • Investigation of the impact of ZnO nanoparticles on the properties of a difunctional epoxy resin (Dr. Bejoy Francis, UGC)
  • Application of nanofibres and nanofilms based on polymethoxylates (Dr. Tomlal Jose, UGC)

Equipments Maintained in the Department:

Facilitites at the M.Phil Laboratory:

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Gas Chromatographic Machine
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Electrochemical Analyzer
  • Nephelo-Turbidity Meter

Facilitites at Chemistry Research Laboratory:

  • Hydraulic Press
  • Rubber Mixing Mill
  • Internal Mixer
  • Impact Tester
  • Spin Coater
  • Densimeter
  • Hardness Tester




Contact Details

Head of the Department

Dr. Shaji Joseph


Telephone (Office)