- The Department of Chemistry made its beginning in 1980 with the undergraduate course and it was upgraded as Post Graduate Department in 1983.
- The faculty members of the Department have been the Chairpersons and members of the Board of Studies in Periyar University.
- The Faculty members have also acted as members of the Inspection Committee for various Colleges.
- The faculty members have published around 20 papers in various Journals and Magazines.
- They have completed three Minor Research Projects funded by U.G.C. worth
- To promote research the Department has organized a National Level Workshop and a Conference.
- The Department proudly states that it has produced five University Rank holders.
- Many of our alumni are placed in renowned positions and most of our students are working in Government Schools and Colleges and in reputed companies and laboratories.
To induce interest in Chemistry at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to the rural students.
To encourage students to become independent, competitive and professional graduates.
- The following staff members received grants for Minor Research projects from University Grants Commission during 2014-2016.
Dr. V.R. Parameswari – Rs. 2,05,000/-
Mrs. S. Arulmozhidevi- Rs. 2,10,000/-
Dr. V.T. Priya – Rs. 2,15,000/-
- Ms. S.Sathiawathi, Ms. S.Hemalatha and Ms. V.Yuvachithra of M.Sc Chemistry secured II, III and IX University Rank respectively in the year 2013.
- Ms. Sudharani and Ms. P.Kalaivani of M.Sc Chemistry secured I and III University Rank respectively in 2016.
- Dr. B. Palanisamy and Mr. R. Mohanraj attended a Faculty Development Programme at J.K.K. Nattraja College of Engineering and Technology, Komarapalayam in 2017.
- The Department has organized a National Level Conference on “Recent Trends Materials for Energy and Environment” on 23rd February 2018.