The DST-FIST supported department of Chemistry was elevated as a Regional Research Centre in Chemistry of the M. G. University in 1997. It offers extensive research in various fields like Nano-chemistry and Nano-catalysis, organic synthesis, rubber chemistry and inorganic complexes. There are five approved research guides. Currently five students pursue research for their doctoral degree. 

Research Guides

Dr. Densely Jose Dr. Shanti A. Avirah  
Dr. K. B. Sherly        Dr. Jayamma Francis
Dr. Manju Kurian  


Equipments in the Research Lab

The research lab has various equipments like,  Performance Liquid Chromatograph, UV-VIS spectrometer, Temperature programmed Desorption Reactor, Digital Potentiometer, Digital Conductometer, Digital Colorimeter, Refractometer, pH meter, Thermostat, Air Oven, Muffle Furnace, Electronic balances (with accuracy 0.1 mg and 1 mg), Microwave Oven, Rotory Shaker, Rotory Evaporator, Plastic Shredding Machine, IR thermometer, Sound Level Meter, Water Analyser, Surface Area analyser, TOC analyzer, Pressure reactor.

Research Highlights

  • We have 23 research publications in international journals in the last five years. So far published 5 scientific books and 146 research papers and produced 2 PhDs.
  • Currently five students pursue research for their doctoral degree.
  • Three major research projects sponsored by UGC, KSCSTE and DST in the past five years and completed Nine UGC sponsored minor research projects, six in the past five years.
  • Dr.Shanti A. Avirah, Dr.Jayamma Francis and Dr. Manju Kurian have received the Young Scientist Awards for research. 
  • Marymol Moothedan has won Best Poster Award at National Conference on Recent Advances in Spectroscopy, M. A. College, Kothamangalam, 2014.

Completed Major Research Projects

1. Dr.Manju Kurian - Catalytic Wet Oxidations of Pesticides over Mixed Nanoferrites at Mild Temperatures: A Green Approach for Small Water Pollution Remediation. (D.S.T.- Fast Track Young Scientist)

2. Dr. K.B. Sherly- Synthesis, Characterisation and Catalytic Activity of Sulphated Nano Zirconia. (UGC)

3. Dr.Winny Varghese, Dr. Shanti A. Avirah and Dr. K.B. Sherly have completed     major research projects sponsored by the UGC


Completed Minor Research Projects

1. Dr. Shanti A. Avirah – Phytochemical Screening and Evaluation of the Anti- MicrobialPotential of Coleus Amboinicus.
2. Dr. Densly Jose – Screening of Herbal Plants and Ascertaining the effects of their extracts on the  haracteriza of a Mammalian  Lyaluronidase Isolated from Pathogenic Bacterial Strains and proposing Novel Potential Microbicides.
3. Dr. Jayamma Francis – Evaluating Heavy Metal Abatement Potential of Selected Cyanobacterial Strains and Assessing its Application in Pollution Control.
4. Dr. Binu Varghese- Synthesis, structural and spectral characterisation of transition metal complexes of  phenyl semicarbazones.
5. Ms. Marymol Moothedan : Synthesis Characterisation and Cataly  application of NanoLanthana.
6. Dr. Annu Anna Varghese : Preparation, Charectarisation and Catalytic  Applications of Supported Transition Metal Cmplexes.
7. Sri. C. O. George, Dr. M. M. Joseph, Dr. Shanti A. Avirah, Dr. K.B. Sherly, Dr. Densely Jose, Dr. Jayamma Francis, Dr. Manju Kurian, Dr. Annu Anna Varghese, Dr. Binu Varghese and Ms. Marymol Moothedan have completed minor research projects sponsored by the UGC.



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