Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is one of the oldest and largest departments in Rajah Serfoji Government College. It was established in July 1961 with one undergraduate programme (B.Sc.Chemistry) with an intake of 25. The department became a post graduate department in the year 1981 with the starting of M.Sc. Chemistry programme. Due to the unceasing contribution and perseverance of the faculty members and the motivation and interest of the student community the department evolved as a research department with M.Phil. and Ph.D. (Full time and part time) programmes in the year 2008 and 2012 respectively. The department has many achievements to its credit. Students blossomed from the department are well placed all over the world in various fields of industry and education. A galaxy of experienced staff members is involved in academic, research and extension activities for the welfare and uplift of the student community.

| Goals:

  • To impart an in-depth knowledge in the various branches of chemistry
  • To promote research attitude and aptitude
  • To develop the analytical, computational and problem solving skills among the students and help them to clear competitive examinations like NET, SET and GATE.

| Objectives:

  • To motivate students to take part in competitive exams and to enhance their placement opportunities
  • To impart organizational behavior and time management
  • To inculcate entrepreneurial and employability skills and team spirit among students.

| Faculty

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S.P.Elangovan

HOD/Associate Professor

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I.Gnanasundaram

Assistant Professor

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Dr.K.Rajarajan

Assistant Professor

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Dr.N.Ingarsal

Assistant Professor

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Dr.M.Vellaisamy

Assistant Professor

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N.Punitha

Assistant Professor

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M.Anitha

Assistant Professor

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P.Sangeetha

Assistant Professor

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M.Mangalam

Assistant Professor

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N.Vidhyulatha

Assistant Professor

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K.VijayaLakshmi

Assistant Professor

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Dr.R.Chithiravel

Assistant Professor

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K.ManiMegalai

Assistant Professor

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Dr.C.Kathiravan

Assistant Professor

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Dr.M.Ravishankar

Assistant Professor

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P.Radhakrishnan

Assistant Professor

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Dr.D.Ilangeswaran

Assistant Professor

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Dr.S.Selvakumar

Assistant Professor

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R.Balaji

Assistant Professor

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A.Sivakumar

Assistant Professor

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Dr.T.Rajkumar

Assistant Professor

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Dr.K.Babu

Assistant Professor

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Dr.S.Lawrence

Assistant Professor

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Dr.J.Elangovan

Assistant Professor

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| Programmes Offered:

  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Chemistry(Two Sections)
  • M.Phil. Chemistry
  • Ph.D. Chemistry (Full Time & Part Time)

| Overview of the Course Structures

The college follows Choice Based Credit System in framing the curricular and the syllabus frame work and the evaluation pattern of the programmes and the courses. The syllabi for various courses are framed with the objective of providing the necessary knowledge base to the students to shape themselves with competency and knowledge in order to meet the requirements and challenges in the fields of employment, enterprise and research. The syllabus is also oriented with the required competency and knowledge to motivate the students to get through for the various competitive examinations like CSIR, SET and GATE. The course structure also provides opportunities to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge through Generic Electives, apart from the Discipline Specific Electives which develop the interest and motivation among the students to further their knowledge to achieve specialization in an area of knowledge. The department has introduced one research project work in the syllabus of the PG programme in order to create an aptitude for research among the students.

| University Rank Holders

Year Course Name Rank
2012-2013 B.Sc. R. Saritha (10CT0709) 10
2013-2014 B.Sc. P. Ajith (11CE0815) 7
2015-2016 B.Sc. M.Thennarasan(12CT0366) 3
2018-2019 B.Sc. P.Neha (16CE0645) 14
2018-2019 B.Sc. P.Neha (16CE0645) 14
2019-2020 B.Sc. R.Asha (17CE0621) 18
2010-2011 M.Sc. R. Jagadeesan (09PCH2211) 2
2012-2013 M.Sc. A. Rakini (11PCH2213) 16
2013-2014 M.Sc. S. Sathiya (12PCH2320) 9
2018-2019 M.Sc. G.Indira (17PCH3316 ) 20
Research Supervisors
Ph.D. M.Phil.
Dr.K.Rajarajan Dr.K.Rajarajan
Dr.N.Ingarsal Dr.N.Ingarsal
Dr.R.Chitravel Prof.K.Vijayalakshmi | Dr.R.Chitravel
Dr.C.Kathiravan Dr.C.Kathiravan
Dr.M.Ravishankar Dr.M.Ravishankar | Prof.R.Radhakrishanan
Dr.D.Ilangeswaran Dr.D.Ilangeswaran
Dr.K.Babu Dr.K.Babu
Dr.S.Selvakumar Dr.S.Selvakumar
Dr.S.Lawrence Dr.S.Lawrence
Dr.J.Elangovan Dr.J.Elangovan
Research Projects
Minor Projects Students Mini projects
4 10
Level Funding Agency Title of Seminar/Conference/Workshop and Invited Lectures
National UGC Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy on 9th-Feb-2006
State UGC Green Chemistry and Hydrothermal Analysis 14- Mar-2008
National UGC NMR Application and Energy Materials 21-Feb- 2011
National UGC & TNSCST Recent Trends in Polymer and Green Chemistry 2 & 3-Feb-2012
National UGC Manufacturing techniques in house cleaning and refreshing materials. 04-Mar-2014
National UGC Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences 17-Mar-2020

| Special Lectures

2000-01

  • Retro Synthetic Pathways’by Dr. S.Kabilan, Professor of Chemistry, Annamalai University
  • Higher Education and Overseas Employment Opportunities”by Mr.R.Viswanathan, IFS, Indian High Commissioner, New Zealand

2002-02

  • 18-2-2002- Recent Trends in Biochemistry”by Dr. K.Jayadoss, Reader in Chemistry, Government College (Men), Kumbakonam.
  • 7-3-2002- NMR and its Applications”by Dr.S.Perumal, Professor of Chemistry, Maduai-Kamaraj University.
  • 12-3-2002- Visit to Anna Sugar Mills, Kurunkulam by III BSc Students

2002-03

  • 10-3-2003- Electro Catalysis” by Dr. J. Mathiyarasan, Scientist, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi.

2003-04

  • 16-2-2004- Story of Chemistry”by Dr.U.A.Elavazhagan, Reader in Chemistry, AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Poondi.

2004-05

  • 1-10-2004 NMR Spectroscopy’ by Dr. S.Kabilan, Professor of Chemistry, Annamalai University.
  • 28-1-2005 Molecular Modeling of Magnetic Materials by Dr.G.Rajaraman, West Germany.
  • 14-3-2005 Carcinogenic Chemicals by Dr.N.Rajamuthiah, Surgeon, Thanjavur.
  • 14-3-2005 Opportunities in Biochemistry by Dr.G.Govindarajan, Professor of Chemistry,Ponniah Ramajayam College of Arts and Science Thanjavur.
  • 14-3-2005 Transgenic Plants of India”by Dr.A.V.B.Karthikeyan, Ponniah Ramajayam College of Arts and ScienceThanjavur.

2005-06

  • 16-9-2005 Group Theory and its Applications-by Dr.S.Sukumar, Reader in Chemistry, Government College (Men), Kumbakonam
  • 22-10-2005 EPR Spectroscopy - by Dr.Sambasiva Rao, Professor of Chemistry, Central University, Pondicherry.
  • 3-2-2006 Antibodies of HIV and SAARS Virsues - by Dr.Prabakaran, Scientist, NIH, USA
  • 6-1-2006 Nanomaterials - by Dr. Arunkumar, Research Scientist, Manchester University, UK
  • 13-12-2006 Reflections on the Nature of Chemistry -A Satellite Symposium Lecture of National Theoretical Chemistry Symposium, Tiruchirappalli.

| Library

  • Books -3639
  • Journals
    1. Indian Journal of Chemistry
    2. Journal of Indian Chemical Society
    3. Chemical Science
    4. Current Science
    5. Asian Journal of Chemistry
    6. Chemical Science Transaction
    7. E.Journal of Chemistry

| Laboratories

  1. Three spacious laboratories to conduct UG practical classes.
  2. Two separate Laboratories to carryout PG Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry experiments.
  3. Four research laboratories for M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars with instrumentation

Some of the notable Instruments available in the laboratories apart from the basic and mandatory equipment and instruments:

  1. Systronics UV-Visible spectrometer
  2. UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  3. Viscometer
  4. Rotary evaporator vacuum pump
  5. Digital pH meter
  6. Digital Melting point Apparatus
  7. Digital Conductivity meter
  • The department has produced 07 Ph.D.s (till 2021) and published nearly about 70 quality research papers in peer reviewed journals.
  • Tamilnadu Young Scientist Award was received by Dr.K.Babu Assistant Professor in Chemistry in 2019.
  • Dr.R.Chitravel has acted as trainer of Police Well Being Programme for police personnel conducted by Tamilnadu Govt. under trained by NHIMANS at Bangalore and also acted as a Nodal Officer during the Corona Pandemic situation in the year of 2020.
  • Mr.K.Ramalingam (2011-2013) was selected for the Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders for the academic year 2011-2013.
  • Books with ISBN- -01.
  • N.Jancy Rani and K.Balachandar cleared State Level Teacher Eligibility Test in the year of Aug-2013.
  • K.Ramalingam cleared State Level Teacher Eligibility Test in the year of Oct-2012.
  • S.Karthik cleared NET, GATE (2012) and P.Karthi(2010-2012) cleared NET in the year of 2013.
  • A.Karthik and Vijayakanth cleared UGC-NET and CSIR-NET in the year 2013 and 2012.
  • R.Jagadeesan and Senthil Nathan (2010-2012) got appointed as PG-Assistant Teachers by Teachers Recruitment Board by TN Govt.
  • K.Rajesh (2010-2013) joined TN-Police.
  • Thamilarasan (2010-2013) got appointed as clerk in Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank in the year of 2014.
  • C.Arunmohan and N.poovaragavan (2015) ,P.Marimuthu, M.Vinoth and Santhosh Prabakaran joined Chemplast Sanmar Limited in the year 2008
  • Mr.Parthasarathy(2009-2011) got appointed as Village Administrative Officer.
  • Mr.Sundarrajaju(2009-2011) and Mr.Velusamy (2010-2012) were appointed as an AEO and a Block Resource Teacher by TRB-TN-Govt.
  • K.Anbarasan(2005-2008) got appointment as Health Inspector.
  • Sasikala (2011-2013) was appointed as a Librarian by TN-GOVT.
  • Mr.Tennish and Mr.Selvakumar(2005-2008) joined TNPL
  • Mr.A.Selvakumar(2019-2022) was recruited as a post man in the postal department in the year 2020