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To excel in both teaching and newer research across novel areas of Chemistry and interdisciplinary areas to the students.
  • Creating understanding
  • To explore Chemistry
  • Strong passion for excellence
  • Learning through research
Department of Chemistry made its beginning in 1929. It is one of the earliest incepted departments of study in this university. The department has been headed by eminent chemists. The department has made outstanding research contributions under Prof. V. Baliah’s dynamic leadership (1949-1976) and become a hub of research. The concept of steric enhancement of resonance was discovered by Prof. Baliah and Prof. M. Uma. This continues still with the strong research outputs from the faculties. Postgraduate curriculum is based on TANSCHE, to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to excel in both academic and competitive examinations.

The Chemistry department produced notable chemists, scientists and academicians of international reputation among its alumni. These persons have made significant contributions to the field through their research, positions in academia, industry, and research institutions. The achievements of these distinguished alumni showcase the department commitment and its ongoing efforts to nurture talent and inspire future generations of young students.
Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, Director General, CSIR, NewDelhi
Prof. N. Jayaraman, Professor, IISc, Banglore
Mr. C. K. Ranganathan, Founder, CavinKare Industries
Dr. M. Saravanan, Founder, Green park Institutions
Dr. K. Sathiyanarayanan, Former Registrar, VIT University
Dr. Sumod Pullarkat, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Program offered
  • M.Sc., (Two Year)
  • Ph.D.,
Thrust areas
  • Organic light emitting diodes
  • Fuel cells
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Drug Discovery
  • Photochemistr
  • Functional materials
  • Environmental green Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
Sophisticated Research Equipments
  • NMR Spectrometer
  • Single Crystal XRD
  • Powder XRD
  • Electrochemical workstation
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • FT-IR Spectrophotometer
  • Spectrofluorimeter
  • FE-SEM
  • HPLC
Research output
  • Patent granted - 8
  • Ph.D., awarded - 475
  • Publications - 1500
  • Project funding received -14 crores
  • Industrial Collaboration
  • FRSC- 1
  • PDF-3
Highlights of the Department
  • Exposure to research
  • Sophisticated Instruments like NMR, Single crystal- XRD, PXRD etc.,
  • Well-equipped Departmental Library with internet connectivity
  • Smart Class Rooms and well equipped P.G. Laboratories with hands on training
  • Chemical stores and Glass blowing section
Students’ activities
  • Research Colloquium
  • Chemical Society
  • Industrial Visit
  • Mentor-Mentee system
  • Training and Placement
  • Sports & Cultural events
  • NSS
  • Youth Red Cross Society



Department of CHEMISTRY
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