Department Of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai – 21, was established as early as 1950. The Department was headed by Prof. G.Venkateswarulu, when founded and it got upgraded in to a full-fledged one, in the year 1971, with the sole VISION of imparting value and quality education to its students with special emphasis on ethical values of human life. It offers CHEMISTRY main to over 150 students for whom Physics and Maths / Zoology form the allied subjects during their I and II years of studies respectively. The Department of Chemistry also offers ancillary subjects in Chemistry to around 225 students of disciplines such as Zoology, Botany, Physics and Mathematics .

It is a well knitted and the most sought after department with adequate facilities. It has seven dynamic, dedicated, young and vibrant faculty members, who strive hard to imparting good and quality education to the students.  Here,  in  the Department  of Chemistry, in addition to regular classroom teaching of the subjects, in order to enhance the awareness levels, overall competencies and socio economic status of the students and make them responsible citizens, field visits and sensitization of students to issues of global concerns, are being done through value education. The students are also being trained in “Soft Skills” in order to help them become employable in the Job Market by becoming and being wholesome and competitive. Over and above, the staff of the department are also engaged in active research in terms of UGC projects and guiding research scholars under the “Part lime – external” provisions. They evince a good quantum of interest in publishing research articles, attending seminars, symposia, etc., in addition to meeting the academic requirements of the department, which is marching towards achieving excellence.

Most of the students hail from an educationally backward, socially neglected, deprived and disadvantaged part of Chennai. They are entitled for Scholarships from the Govt. annually. They are being offered with quality education and excellent educational ambience.

In terms of Educational resources, for the two way process of effective teaching  and  learning,  the  department has adequate laboratory facilities such as workspace [student / lab space ratio] glasswares, chemicals, equipments and a well equipped departmental library, in addition to the central library of  the  college.

The Department has 4-working labs of moderate size, 1-Physical Chemistry Laboratory to conduct electrical experiments, 1-store room, a part of which accommodates a part of the departmental library and two small preparation rooms. The department library has about 1300 books at the U.G. level and around 175 books at the P.G. level with both lending and reference options to students, in addition to, two periodicals being subscribed. It also has two advanced computers with INTERNET facility at its disposal  for  use by both teachers and students of  the Department.

In addition to the regular and routine but  still effective  Chalk  and  Talk  method of  teaching,  the  department strongly believes in the  exploration  and  exploitation  of  modern  tools  for  effective  communication and better teaching. It owns and uses a very  advanced LCD projector. With  LCD,  use  of  animation  enabled power point presentation for diagrams, tables, flow charts, numerical problems, derivations, complex and  complicated concepts, etc. helps the students to understand anything and everything with ease and help them in a big way to become thorough knowledge  wise. Over and above, the students of this department, while being guided and counseled to take up competitive examinations involving UGC-CSIR, GATE, TNPSC, UPSC, Railways, BSRB, Defense, etc., are also encouraged to attend Seminars, Workshops and Symposia. With  these,  it  is  hoped  strongly  that  these students have an edge over others in terms of becoming wholesome, competitive and employable.

FACULTY PROFILE

SI .No. Faculty, Qualification & Designation Profile
1. Dr. R.Ilango, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. – Associate Professor & Head View
2. Dr. A.Rajendran, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. – Assistant Professor View
3. Dr. P.Pazhanisamy, M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor View
4. Dr. J.Usha, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. – Assistant Professor View
5. Dr. S.Nithiya, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. – Assistant Professor View
6. Dr. S.Loganathan, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. – Assistant Professor View
7. Dr. B.Anand, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. – Assistant professor View