PG & Research Department of Chemistry
National Seminar on “Recent Research in Chemical Sciences”
The Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College, established in the year 1957 has completed 60 glorious years in providing quality education. It is extremely gratifying that the department has reached great heights and realized its goals and objectives with the vision, “To inculcate a keen interest in learning Chemistry, acquiring skills in carrying out tasks systematically with perseverance and precision, motivating towards research, inspiring to lead a life with scientific approach and promote the standard of personal and societal living”. As a full-fledged Department it offers UG, PG, M.Phil. and Ph.D.programmes.The Department is an active member of Rural Society for the Advancement of Chemistry (RUSAC) since 1987. A periodical CHRYSL (Chemistry Resonating in Young Students’ lives) is being released annually since 2005. The Department focuses its research activities on thrust areas such as Polymer Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Nanochemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Coordination Chemistry. The Department has undertaken Major and Minor Research projects funded by UGC and DST. The Department conducts International, National, State level and Intercollegiate programmes periodically. The Department has a MoU with Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd., Ranipet.
To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the National Seminar on “Recent Research in Chemical Sciences – Diamond 18” was organized on 19.01.2018. Dr. (Sr.) Jayashanthi, Vice Principal, Auxilium College, delivered the welcome address. Rev. Sr. Amalorpavam, Secretary and Dr. (Sr.) Mary Josephine Rani, Principal, offered felicitations. Dr. (Sr.) Sheila Susairaj, Vice Principal (Shift – II) and Mrs. R.M. Fathima Afroze, former Head of the Department graced the occasion. Dr.Scholastica Mary Vithiya presented the dynamics of the seminar. Dr. Richard Gonsalves,Vice Principal, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore gave the inaugural address and also delivered a resource lecture on “Recent Trends in Green Chemistry” which was very informative and was well appreciated by the participants. Mrs. B.K. Bama, Head, Quality Assurance, Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd., Ranipet, delivered a resource talk on “Advances in Gas Chromatography”. She highlighted the basics as well as the latest hyphenated techniques in Chromatography and their applications.
Dr. Joby Thomas, Head, Department of Chemistry, St. Thomas’ College, Thrissur, gave a lecture on “Photosensitizing Drugs” and also delivered the valedictory address. He explained the therapeutic applications of photosensitizing drugs. About 250 delegates participated in the seminar. Certificates of participation was distributed to all the participants by Dr.Joby Thomas. Dr.S. Jhancy Mary, Head, Department of Chemistry proposed the vote of thanks.
The Department has travelled a long fruitful journey of sixty years and acknowledges the contributions of all the former Principals, Heads, Staff, Lab Assistants and Students who have worked tirelessly with commitment and dedication imparting the best education to its students with the blessings and the intercession of Mary our Help and in the foot prints of St Mary Mazzarello and St Don Bosco, the patron saints of the Salesian family.