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PROFILE

           Chemistry Department has been standing supreme during the last 41 years since 1979. The department has a gradual growth with committed faculty members headed by eminent leaders. The Department offers UG, PG, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. Allied Chemistry courses are provided for the students of Physics and Zoology. The Skill Based and Non-Major elective courses are offered by the department to cater to the needs of the students of the parent department and of other disciplines. 

              Need based and job-oriented curriculum and course content are structured and updated with the approval of experts in BOS and academic council every year. Teaching Learning process is reinforced by the dedicated teachers of the Department. The maintenance of versatile departmental library with more than 300 new books, quenches the intellectual thirst of the students as well as of the Professors.

               The upgradation to Post Graduate Course in 2008 has set a mile stone in the department. The untiring efforts of Dr.Sr.Y.Yesu Thangam have uplifted the department with excellent infrastructure facilities. Hi Tech instruments such as UV-Visible spectrophotometer, FT-IR, Electro Chemical analyser, Photocatalytic reactor etc., have triggered the Research activities of the department.

               The launch of M.Phil programme in 2014 enhanced the Department into Research Center and registration regulations designed for Ph.D. in 2015 have added a feather to the department. 

            Dr.Sr.Y. Yesu Thangam, Dr.M. Kalanithi and Dr.C. Mary Anbarasi completed a Minor Project (2007-2009) funded by the UGC. Dr. Sr. Y.Yesu Thangam, (2011-2014) functioned as the Principal Investigator for the UGC funded  interdisciplinary Major Project in collaboration with Zoology Department. Dr. A. Mary Imelda Jayaseeli (Co-Investigator) completed an interdisciplinary Major Project (2014-2017) in collaboration with Mathematics Department  funded by the UGC.                Dr.Sr.Y. Yesu Thangam, Associate Professor, Dr.A.Mary Imelda Jayaseeli, Associate Professor, Dr.M.Kalanithi, Associate Professor and Dr.C.Mary Anbarasi, Associate Professor are recognized as Research Supervisors of Mother Teresa Women’s University. Kodaikanal. The Department has taken the credit of producing three doctorates, Dr.R.Anitha, Dr.K.Southamani and Dr.M. Kalaimathi and two research scholars are pursuing Ph.D. programme at present.

          Dr.Sr.Y. Yesu Thangam received seven National and State level awards and acted as the NAAC coordinator/member for four times. Dr. A. Mary Imelda Jayaseeli was awarded the title, Kalvisudar,  by Theni Kalai Ilakiya maiyam. 

              The department prepares course materials and lab manuals for the new courses regularly. The staff published four books for Elective, Value Education and Allied Courses Vol I and II respectively.

           Our Department Faculty evince keen interest in research activities and publish research papers in reputed Journals (Total: 75as on Dec.2021). Staff and students present research articles in National and International conferences in and out of the country.   Dr.Sr.Y. Yesu Thangam presented two papers and Dr. C. Mary Anbarasi, three papers abroad and received one best paper award. Dr.Sr.Y. Yesu Thangam, Dr. A. Mary Imelda Jayaseeli, Dr. M. Kalanithi and Dr.C. Mary Anbarasi served as reviewers and Editorial members for international journals.  Dr. A. Mary Imelda Jayaseeli and Dr.C. Mary Anbarsi have been subject experts on Board of Studies for other colleges. Our faculty members serve as resource persons in and out of the campus. 

             Students’ scientific acumen has enabled them to attend summer research programmes, seminars, competitions and present papers in Conferences in and out of the campus. UGC, IAS and CSIR funded liberally for conducting Seminars, Lectures, workshops. Rev. Sr. Yesu Thangam Endowment Lecture series and Inter-Collegiate competitions & JAC CHEM-FEST competitions draw  out Chemistry students’ interest in the subject. Students are encouraged and guided to participate, excel and bring laurels in intercollegiate competitions.  Ms.S.Shanthipriya, Ms.N.Ramya, Ms. M. Ponpriya and Ms.K.A.Divyalakshmi (PG Students) were awarded with IAS Summer Research Fellowship

            Adopting eco benign methods for microscale procedures in practical classes is an exemplary practice. The Department provides ample opportunities to train the students in the preparation of Applied Chemistry products such as Phenyl, candles, washing powder, cleaning powder etc., and develop the entrepreneurial skills in them.  Students’ enrolment in the Lab to Land programme has generated income for them to meet their academic expenses under earn while learn scheme Preparation of Hand sanitizer and Hand wash adhering to WHO formulation during the crisis of COVID –19 pandemic  shows the social concern of the Department. .  M.Sc. Chemistry students are given opportunity to undergo Internship programme in factories and industries. This enables them to have hands on training experiences and industrial exposure. 

            Teachers Meet is conducted regularly to promote healthy interaction for upholding the services to the betterment of students. Mentoring system is followed to give guidance to the students towards holistic development to face today’s societal crises. Needy students are given financial support by the Faculty.

         Our proud alumnae are well placed in various sectors in India and abroad as Professors, teachers, social workers, administrators, company employees, entrepreneurs, higher officials in police department, home makers, Managing Directors etc. The department maintains a good rapport with the alumnae and the parents of the students.  

VISION

  • Imparting Chemistry with values for acquisition and application of knowledge to empower rural women for the wholesome development of self, family and society and secure the nation its rightful place in the World.

MISSION

  • Providing rural women with theoretical knowledge and empirical skills in chemistry and opportunities for their application to face and tackle challenges in real life to the advantage of self and humanity

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

Course Year Established
B. Sc. Chemistry 1979
M. Sc. Chemistry (Self-financed) 2008
UGC-BSR Instrumentation centre 2009
Certificate course – Printing Technology MoU with ACCA Press, JAC Campus 2012
M.Phil 2014
Research Center 2015
Certificate course – IT Skills for Chemistry 2017
Diploma Course -i) Chemistry of Modern Cosmetics

                                ii)Handling Cosmetics- Lab

2019
Short Term Certificate courses Candle Making 2019
Short Term Certificate courses Phenyl and washing powder preparation 2019
Teaching Staff – Aided Programme
Teaching Staff – Un-Aided Programme
Retired Staff

PROGRAMMES

Date Title Agency Level
26-27 February, 2009 Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -3) CSIR National
18-19 February, 2010 Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -4) UGC National
15-16 December, 2011 Lecture – Workshop on Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -5) IAS
INSA
NAS
National
20 December, 2012 Inter Collegiate Students Seminar JAC Regional
08-09 January,2015 Lecture – Workshop on Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -6) UGC National
11-12 January,2017 Lecture – Workshop on Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -7) UGC National
23 January,2017 Lecture – Workshop on Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -8) UGC National
17-19 January,2018 International Workshop on Statistics using Excel and SPSS in Collaboration with AIMST University JAC Regional
28-29 September,2018 Lecture – Workshop on Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -9) IAS National
10th Dec.2019 Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -10) National
11th-12th June, 2020 Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC –I-1)
29th -30th June, 2020 E-quiz on Group Theory and its applications to Chemistry
11th -12th March, 2021 Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC – I- 2)
18th Sep. 2021 Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC – I- 3)

RESEARCH

Major projects

Name of the Faculty Title of Research Project Funding Agency Period

 

Fund Sanctioned (Rs. Lakhs)

Dr. Sr. Y. Yesu Thangam

(Principal investigator)

Evaluation of Novel Quinones as Phototherapeutic UGC 2011-2014 9, 29, 800

Dr. A. Mary Imelda Jayaseeli

(Co – investigator)

Mathematical Modelling and Computing Systems for Simulating Interaction of Metallodrugs with Proteins UGC 2014-2017 14,55,000

Minor project

Name of the Faculty Title of Research Project Funding Agency Period

 

Fund Sanctioned (Rs. Lakhs)

Dr.Sr.Y.Yesu Thangam(Principal investigator)

 Mrs.M. Kalanithi and Mrs.C. Mary Anbarasi (Co-Investigators)

Corrosion Inhibition by Oxyanions UGC 2007-2009 ₹ 1,00,000

Research Advisors

  • A. Mary Imelda Jayaseeli has been awarded as approved guide for Ph.D. from the year 2014, by Mother Teresa Women’s  University, Kodaikanal.
  • M. Kalanithi has been awarded as approved guide for Ph.D. programme from the year 2016, by Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal.
  • C. Mary Anbarasi, has been awarded as approved guide for Ph.D. from the year 2017, by Mother Teresa Women’s  University, Kodaikanal

 

AWARDS

  • Awards to Sr. Y. Yesu Thangam:

  • Vice-president of Tamil Nadu Region of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India from 2007-2012

  • Peer Team Member for NAAC Reaccreditation from 9th – 11th August 2012 for Government City College, Hyderabad

  • C. Mary Anbarasi won the best paper certificate in the 3rd World Conference on Applied Sciences Engineering and Technology (WCSCT- 2014) at Kathmandu, Nepal from 27th to 29th September, 2014.

  • A. Mary Imelda Jayaseeli, Associate Professor in Chemistry, was awarded with the title Kalvisudar by Theni Kalai Ilakiyamayam on 24th March, 2018

  • Bagged Overall shield in Intercollegiate competitions (2 times) by students (2017-18 and 2018-19)

  • J. Jeevitha Rani, Research Scholar won Best Poster Presentation Award in the International Seminar organized by  Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai on 18th February, 2019

  • Our students won I place in the “March-past Competition” conducted during Golden Jubilee sports meet day on 20.02.2021

Awards & Shields

    • Department of Chemistry won the overall shield for students competition conducted at Adichuchanagiri Womens College, Cumbum (Bio- Banquet 06)

    • Department of Chemistry won the overall shield for students competition conducted at Ganthigram Rural University, Gandhigram (Resonance- 08)

    • PG and Research Center of Chemistry was awarded with Science overall shield for the maximum points received by the students in EPISTEME – 2018, competitions  organized by Thiravium College of Arts and Science for Women, Kailasapatti.

    • Our College was recognized with overall shield for the maximum points acquired in the competitions EPISTEME – 2018 organized at Thiravium College of Arts and Science for Women, Kailasapatti, by the Students of Chemistry.

    • 16 of our students won third place in the March Past competition during Annual Sports Meet. K.Vinitha and V.Arockia Jinciya won second and third places respectively in Long Jump competition on 25.01.2014.

    • During Annual Sports meet, the Chemistry department students obtained the status Winners in Ball Badminton and Volley Ball. Runners in Basket Ball and Badminton in the Intramural Competitions conducted from 04.01.18 to 19.01.18. The overall Shield for the above competitions was won by the Chemistry department students.

    • Our Students participated in the State level ‘Chem Fest 2020’ organized through  online mode by Sri Parasakthi College for Women [Autonomous], Courtallam on 24.10.2020. Selvi S. Pradhiba, II B.Sc, won third prize in paper presentation and Selvi M. S. Riddi Gayathri won third prize in poster painting.

    • Selvi A. Percia Deena, II M.Sc., Chemistry won II prize in digital poster presentation in the ‘Intecollegiate competition’ organized by Lady College, Madurai, on 26.02.2021.

ALUMNI

Prominent Alumni

S.No.

Name Current Position 

Mobile no.

1.   Dr.S. Sribharani Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Thiagarajar College, Madurai  

9025296362

2. Mrs. Booma Natesan Support Teaching Assistant, North Beckton Primary School, East London, UK. +447403393654
3.  Mrs.K.Maheshwari, ADSP  CDCID

Chennai.

9445444024
4.  Ms.Y. Elin Shibi Assistant Professor, Loyola College of Education, Chennai 7601938354
5. Dr.N. Revathi Assistant Professor, Ramco Institute of Technology, Rajapalayam. 8778235269
6. Ms. G. Gohulavani Assistant Professor, Ethiraj College for Women, Ethiraj Salai, Chennai. 9994680712
7.   Amala Anu Priya Director, Zeus Multi Solutions, No.17, 1st Floor, 1st Cross Street, Vijayanagar, Velachery, Chennai. 8870165221
8.  A. Santhana Priya PDF, Singapore

DBT- JRF,  Bharathidasan University,

Trichy.

8973923501
9. Dr. J. Helen Ratna Monica Bursar and Associate Professor of Chemistry,

The American College, Madurai.

9443407575
10. Dr. R. Jeyalakshmi HOD of Chemistry, SRM University, Chennai. 9444107321
11.   Dr. S. Chandravathanam Associate Professor  of Chemistry,

SRM University, Chennai.

9884487736
12.   Mrs. Lakshmi Mohan Writer & Music Therapist for Autistic Children, R. A. Puram, Chennai. 9962129333
13.   Dr. K. Parameshwari Head & Associate Professor  of Chemistry,

Karunya University, Coimbatore.

9787337589
14.  Dr. F. Cruz Malai Selvi HOD of Computer Science, Govt. Arts College, Kumbakonam. 9442861773
15.  Sr. Maria Nirmala Headmistress, St. Agnes Girls Hr. Sec. School, Rayappanpatti. 9566590004
16. Mrs.I. Prabha Associate Professor of Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbature. 7395909085
17.  Dr. Asha Banu Soletti Professor, Center for Health and Mental Health, School of Social Work, TATA Institute of Social Work, Mumbai. +912225525465
18.  Dr. J. Sathya bama Head & Associate Professor of Chemistry, GTN college, Dindugul. 9994212191
19. J. A. Mano Sheeba R & D Analyst, Naga Limited, Dindugal. 9486729922
20.  Dr. Indra mahalakshmi Associate Professor, CPA College, Bodinayakanur. 7871669310
21. M. Ponpriya Patent Analyst, Molecular Connections, Bangalore. 7448355017
22. T. Chitra Devi Advocate 8428470331
23. Ms.K.A.Divyalakshmi Junior Patent Analyst, Molecular Connections, Bengalore. 8778944580
24. Ms.T.Madhumitha Junior Scientific Analyst, Molecular Connections, Thiruchenkodu. 9952569378
25.  S.Kavitha Manager-Underwriting

IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance Madurai.

9840368622
26.  Dr.M.Nagarathinam Head,  Associate Professor of Chemistry,Dhanabagyam Krishnaswamy Mudaliar College for Women’s, Autonomous.Vellore. 9486726445
27.  Mrs. R.Saranya Business Development Executive Logistics And Shipping, Dubai, UAE +971563611169

REACH US

Intercom. 04546231482-205
Email chemsem@annejac.ac.in
PTA Meet for Freshers
Teachers Day Celebration-Photos
PG and Research Center of Chemistry organized a one day Hands on Training Programme for the Preparation of Applied Chemistry Products in the UG Lab on 22.09.2021.
Chemistry Association Meeting was Conducted on 22.09.2021. Programmes Organized- Juniors Welcome, Talk on Self Cleaning Surfaces and Chemistry of Fruits and Vegetables.
Consultancy Cell Organized Domonstration of UV-Visible Spectophotometry on 22nd September,2021.The Beneficieries are Research Scholars, PG Students and Faculty Members From Science Department of JAC.
PG and Research Center of Chemistry Organized a Hands on Training for Startup Programme on “Making of Phenyl and Washing Powder” on 26-10-2021. 10 Students Participated and got benifited.
PG and Research Center of Chemistry Organized a Hands on Training for Startup Programme on “Making Candles” on 26-10-2021. 10 Students Participated and got benifited.
PG and Research Center of Chemistry organized workshop on “Food Adulteration and Testing” at 10.30 am in PG Chemistry Laboratory on 28.10.2021. All the IDC – II PG students participated and benefitted.
Alumnae Meeting PG & Research Center of Chemistry -23.11.2021

Bulletin

Bulletin Board

Inception : 1979
Programmes Offered : UG

PG

M.Phil.

Ph.D.

No. of Faculty members : 11
No. of Students : UG: 117

PG:18

M.Phil.: Nill

Ph.D: 2

No. of Awards : Faculty: 17

Students:  Overall shield: 07

IAS Summer Research Fellowship : 06

Paper Publications : National:22

International:72

Impact Factor: 0.797 – 2.108. average : 2.46

h-index : 13

i10-index: 11

Paper Presentations : National:95

International:28

Conference / Workshop Attended : National:84

International:20

Conference / Workshop Organized : International: 01

National   : 10

State Level: 04

Science Expo : 05