The vision of the PG and Research Department of Chemistry is 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. The Department of Chemistry which had a sterling start in 1957 now offers B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. programmes. The PG programme was started in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2009. M.Phil. Programme was offered from 2008 till 2018.The year 2007 marked the splendour and legend of its Golden Jubilee. The Department holds a remarkable record of achievements and accomplishments amidst challenges, which were transformed successfully into stepping-stones for its progress. The Department offers in addition to the core courses, Skill Based Electives (SBE) - Agricultural Chemistry for non-Chemistry I year students of and Non Major Elective (NME)-Food and Nutrition Chemistry for non-Chemistry III year students of Shift I and Non Major Elective (NME)- Cosmetics and Dyes for non-Chemistry III year students of Shift I. SBE- Small Scale Chemistry and SBE-Food Chemistry are offered for B.Sc. Chemistry students in the fifth and sixth semesters respectively. The Department offers Independent Elective Courses such as Dairy Chemistry, Quality Control and Chemical Analysis, Research Methodology, CSIR-NET Preparatory Course in Inorganic Chemistry, Water Chemistry, CSIR-NET Preparatory Course in Organic Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, CSIR-NET Preparatory Course in Physical Chemistry, Advanced Instrumentation Techniques and Leather Chemistry for PG students. The Postgraduate students carry out summer projects in other universities, industries and colleges. The Department is furnished with fully equipped laboratories, spacious store rooms, Book Bank facility, Audio Visual Aids, Research Laboratory and Instrumentation Room along with provisions made for rainwater harvesting.The instrumentation centre is equipped with the latest instruments such as JASCO V 730 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, FTIR Bruker Spectrometer with ATR, FTIR Schimadzu, UV Schimadzu, Electrochemical work station, Digital Micrometer, Flame Photometer, Vacuum Rotor, Sonicator, Colorimeter, Spectro Fluorimeter, Turbidometer, Muffle Furnace, Cooling Centrifuge, Salinity Meter, Polarimeter, pH meter, Nephlometer, Deionizer, Digital Potentiometers, Digital Conductometers, Digital Micrometer, Computers with Printers, Vacuum Oven and Fume Hoods etc. The Department is an active member of RUSAC (Rural Society for the Advancement of Chemistry). The seminars, industrial visits, paper presentation, quiz, debate, career guidance programme and science exhibitions organized through RUSAC help in enhancing the skills of the students. An annual periodical CHRYSL (Chemistry Resonating in Young Students’ Lives) is also released since 2005 which gives expression to the creativity and the aspirations of the young and old Auxilians. The past pupils’ association was christened ACAM (Auxilium Chemistry Alumnae Movement) in the year 2005. ACAM is a brainchild of Rev.Sr.Alphonsa Mary, the former Principal of the College. With the financial assistance offered by the past pupils, five scholarships have been instituted. Industrial visits are organized every year for the final year UG and PG students to expose the students to the manufacturing processes and spectroscopic techniques. The Madame Marie Curie Endowment Lecture was initiated in 2018-2019 academic year and every year a lecture by an eminent scientist is arranged. The innovative initiatives undertaken by the Department are Entrepreneurial Skill Training and Career Guidance Training. Herbo Heal hair oil and Phenyl – Chemaux products are prepared and marketed by the students in the campus. A workshop on career guidance training is offered to the final year students. The faculty members of the Department instill a keen interest in research in the young minds and continue to bring out the talents of the students through sports, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities thereby inculcating a sense of responsibility and train students making them good and honest citizens.


Academic Courses

Degree Programme Year of Establishment
B.Sc. Chemistry 1957
M.Sc. Chemistry 2005
Ph.D. Chemistry 2009


Dr. S.Jhancy Mary M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. currently serves as an Associate Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore. She has 37 years of teaching experience. She completed her Ph.D in the year 2009 from the University of Madras. The title of her thesis is “Synthesis and Studies on Electroactive Substituted Polyaniline Blends’. Her research interests include Conducting Polymers, Substituted polyanilines, their nano blends and nano composites for applications in Electronics, Lithium ion Batteries and Bio Sensors. Five students have been awarded Ph.D. degrees under her guidance and one student has submitted her thesis. She has published 29 research papers. She has organized 2 International, 6 National conferences in Chemistry and 2 National seminars in Quality Assessment as IQAC Member, One RUSAC intercollegiate programme per academic year and 5 Madame Marie Curie Endowment lectures and many State level Programmes.


Dr. Rosaline Ezhilarasi J. currently serves as Associate Professor at the Post Graduate and Research Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore. She has 26 years of teaching experience. She completed her B.Sc. at Holy Cross College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli, and acquired M.Sc. and M.Phil. at St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. She qualified GATE in 1996 and cleared SLET (State Level Eligibility Test) in 1999. She obtained her Ph.D. from Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. Her research interests include study of metal complexes, development of novel bi and tri metallic nanoparticles/nanocomposites and waste water treatment. She is currently guiding scholars in the areas of bimetallic nanoparticles.


Dr. Scholastica Mary Vithiya B. currently serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore. She has 16 years of teaching experience. She qualified her UGC-CSIR NET in June 2000 and had qualified GATE in the years 1998 and 2000 with good percentile scores. She completed her Ph.D in the year 2012 from University of Madras. Her research interests include Screening of Medicinal Plants for Natural Products and Green Synthesis of Nanoparticles. She is currently guiding research scholars in the area of Green Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Ethical Committee Member – IRB, CMC, Vellore and Mentor – DST WOSA Project.


Dr. V. Sugantha Kumari is an Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry at Auxilium College, Vellore with more than 23 years of academic experience. She pursued her master degree from Muthurangam Government Arts College, Vellore, and she was a rank holder from the University of Madras and she earned her Ph.D from Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. She has executed as Principal Investigator for Government of India sponsored projects of UGC Minor Research Project and DST-SERB Fast Track scheme for Young Scientist Major Project of sanctioned amount of 25.9 Lakhs.She has published more than 40 research papers in reputed peer reviewed journals with high impact factor including one book and two book chapters. 2 Ph.D. students, received the doctrates under her supervision, 3 Ph.D. students submitted the thesis and currently guiding 2 Ph.D. students. Her primary research interest targeted at ‘biopolymer-nanocomposites’, interdisciplinary approach reflects new approaches to synthesis and processing of materials at structured interfaces, enabling higher functionality structures and scaffold formation for tissue engineering. She is currently positioned as Dean of Research. She has organized FDP, seminars and conferences funded by the UGC and TNSCST.


Dr. R. Sangeetharani is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore. She has 6.5 years of teaching experience. She has obtained her Ph.D. in the year 2018 from Anna University, Chennai. She has presented papers in national and international seminar and conferences. She has published papers in various journals and conferences. Her research interests include Luminescent Phosphors and Radiation measurements.


Dr. Subashini D, currently serves as Assistant Professor in the department of Chemistry, Auxilium College, Katpadi, Vellore. She has 9 years of teaching experiences. She completed her B.Sc. (Chemistry) at Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Women’s College, Teynampet, and acquired M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry) from Anna University, Chennai. She obtained her Ph.D in the year 2009 from Anna University, Chennai. Her research interests include Catalysis, Peptide and protein synthesis, carbon nanotubes and nanomaterials. She has published 3 papers in International journals and 1 paper in Indian Journal.


Dr. R. Lakshmi is working as Assistant Professor is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. She obtained her M.Sc. degree from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT, Vellore) in 2009, M. Phil from Loyola College, Chennai in 2010 and Ph.D. degree from the VIT, Vellore in 2016. She has 7 years of teaching experience. Her research interests include Bioceramics, Biopolymers, Composites and Bone Tissue Engineering. She published 7 international papers, 1 national paper, 1 book chapter and filed 1 XRD pattern of Wollastonite in JCPDS


Ms. Revathy T. currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College, Vellore. She has 6 years of teaching experience. She completed her B.Sc., M.Sc., and M.Phil. degrees at Auxilium College, Vellore. Ms. Revathy’s educational foundation is firmly rooted in the same institution where she now imparts knowledge. She cleared 'TNSET—Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test for Lectureship' in the year 2016. Her area of interest includes Stereochemistry, Coordination Chemistry and Organic Spectroscopy.


Dr. E. Radha presently works as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore. She has 14 years of teaching experience. She has obtained her Ph.D in the year 2020 from DKM College for Women (Autonomous), Vellore. She has presented papers in national and international seminar and conferences. She has published papers in various journals and conference. Her research interests include Wastewater Treatment using Biodegradable Materials.


Dr. Rajalakshmi V currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore. She has 3 years of industrial experience and 7 years of teaching experience. She completed her B.Sc. (Chemistry) at Quaid-e-Millath Government College for Women, Chennai, and acquired M.Sc. (General Chemistry) at Presidency College, Chennai. She completed her Ph.D. in the year 2008 from University of Madras. She qualified her SET in 2016. Her research interests include Bioinorganic Chemistry.


Sr. D.Switha M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D. currently serves as an Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore. She submitted her Thesis on July 2023 to Thiruvalluvar University, Serkkadu, Vellore 15. The title of her thesis is “Fabrication, Physicochemical and Biological Investigation of Nanopolysaccharides Reinforced Polyaniline-Polyvinyl alcohol Bionanocomposites for Tissue Engineering Application.


Dr. V S Gowri is the principal investigator of the above-mentioned project. She is currently a Project Scientist-I at the Department of Chemistry working on the broad area of Computer-aided drug designing. She graduated M.Sc. Chemistry from Bharathidasan University in 2001, earned her PhD from Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2008. She has a broad postdoctoral experience at various research institutes as a visiting fellow at NCBS (A TIFR unit of Biological Sciences), Bangalore to a UGC- Kothari fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She has 5 Years of teaching experience. She is a recipient of “Young Women Scientist” Award in the year 2022 from the Nature Science Foundation, Coimbatore.






  • Resource Talk on the topic “Career Opportunities in Industries” on 15th February 2017 addressed by Dr. V. Nirmal Gandhi, Deputy General Manager, E. H. S, Thirumalai Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • RUSAC UG level Intercollegiate Debate on 07th October 2017 judged by Dr. Ulaganayagi Palani, Principal, Annai Veilankanni’s College, Saidapet and Former Head, Department of Tamil, Stella Maris College, Chennai.
  • A one-day National Seminar on “Recent Research in Chemical Sciences” on 19th January 2018 addressed by Dr. K. Joby Thomas, Head, Research & Postgraduate Department of Chemistry, St. Thomas College(Autonomous), Thrissur, Kerala, on Photosensitizing Drugs, Mrs. B. K. Bama, Head, Quality Assurance, Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd, Ranipet on Advances in Gas Chromatography and Dr. Richard Gonsalves, Vice Principal, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore, Karnataka on Recent Trends in Green Chemistry.
  • The Madame Marie Curie Endowment Lecture -1 on “Applications of Ultrasound in assessing the strength of molecular non covalent interactions in liquid mixtures” on 13th October 2018 addressed by Dr. Venu Kannappan, Professor (Retired), Department of Chemistry, Presidency College, Chennai.
  • The Madame Marie Curie Endowment Lecture-2 on “Recent Trends in Analytical Instrumentation” on 19th October 2019 addressed by Dr. Annamalai Senthil Kumar, Senior Professor, Department of Chemistry, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT, Vellore and Intercollegiate Chemistry Exhibition judged by P. K. Mohamed Imran, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Islamiah College, Vaniyambadi, and Dr. S. Guhanathan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Muthurangam College, Vellore.
  • A one day National Seminar on “Advances in Materials Chemistry (AMC’19)” on 6th December 2019 addressed by Dr. Judith Jeevarajan, Research Director, Underwriters Laboratories, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Houston, Texas, on Material Innovations that can Improve Safety of Batteries Dr. S. Vengatesan, Scientist, Electro- Inorganic Chemicals Division, CSIR- CECRI, Karaikudi on The Importance of Highly Efficient, Low Cost Greener Material in Electrochemical Energy Conversion System and Dr. K. S. Viswanathan(Retd), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, Punjab on Non Covalent Interactions and their Role in Chemical Phenomena.
  • Madame Marie Curie Endowment Lecture -3 on “Production of Highly Surface-Active Electrocatalytic Materials for Hydrogen Generation by Water Splitting” on 25th February 2021 addressed by Dr. Theerthagiri Jayaraman, Korean Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Gyeongsang National University, Republic of South Korea.
  • Two days international webinar on “Material Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability” on 18th and 19th October 2021 addressed by Dr. Balamurugan Jeyaraman, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea on Emerging 3D Nan architectures for Next Generation Energy and Environmental Applications and Dr. Sri Ranjini Arumugam, Senior Scientist, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany on Energy Efficient Quantum Sensors: Nitrogen Vacancy Center in Diamonds.
  • RUSAC Intercollegiate UG Chemistry Quiz Competition on 26th November 2022 conducted by Dr. V. Rajalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College, Vellore and Dr. E. Radha, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College, Vellore.
  • Madame Marie Curie Endowment Lecture -4 on “Chemistry in the Earth’s Atmosphere and how to Understand it” on 8th April 2022 addressed by Prof. Rajakumar Balla, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras.
  • A one day National Seminar on “Innovations in Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability (ICES’ 23)” on 3rd February 2023 addressed by Dr. A. Mary Saral, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore on Sustainable Methodologies for Extraction, Isolation And Identification of Bioactive Compounds, Dr. Thomas Biju Mathew, Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Thiruvananthapuram Taluk, Kerala on Applications of chemistry to monitor food and environmental samples and Dr. K. S. Muthamizh Selvamani, Assistant Professor, Research, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Velappanchavadi, Chennai on Photocatalysis and Photochemistry for a Sustainable World.
  • Madame Marie Curie Endowment Lecture -5 on “Impact of Chemistry on Diverse Sectors” on 5th April 2023 addressed by Dr. K. Geetha, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Muthurangam Govt. Arts College, Vellore.


  • Dr. (Sr.) Jaya Santhi R., Associate Professor & Principal
  • Dr.Jhancy Mary S., Associate Professor & Head
  • Dr. Rosaline Ezhilarasi J., Associate Professor & Head i/c (PG)
  • Dr. Scholastica Mary Vithiya B., Associate Professor
  • Dr. Sugantha Kumari V., Assistant Professor
S.No. Name of the Research Scholar Month and Year of Registration Title of the thesis Status (Ongoing/Completed)
1. Jayakumar D. February 2010 Studies on Antioxidant, Antibacterial and Hepatoprotective of The Leaf Extracts of Morinda Pubescens Completed
2. Abi Beulah G. March 2010 Studies on antioxidant, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective and cardioprotective activities of the extracts of croton sparciflorus. Completed
3. Madhusudhana G. March 2010 Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Poly Toluidines and their TiO2 Composites Completed
4. Arockiasamy P. April 2010 Preparation, characterizations and applications of electroless nickel plating and anodic coatings on aluminum 6061 alloy. Completed
5. Rosaline Ezhilarasi J. March 2011 Synthesis, Charaterization and Applications of Polyphenylenediamines and their ZnO/TiO2 Nano Composites Completed
6. Thenmozhi G. June 2011 Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Poly Amino Phenols and their their TiO2 / Al2O3Nano Composites Completed
7. Vetriselvi V. June 2011 Synthesis, characterization and applications of dihydroxy benzene moieties grafted to poly acrylicacid – redox polymer. Completed
8. Archana S. August 2012 Anticorrosion, fluorescence and adsorption studies of synthesized conducting poly phenylenediamines and their metal oxide nanocomposites Completed
9. Porselvi L. July 2012 Chemical synthesis, characterization and applications of electroactive poly(2-chloroaniline) and its Silk/PPG blends and Clay/CuO nanocomposites. Completed
10. Lakshmi P. November 2014 Electrical conductivity and adsorption studies on poly(2- chloroaniline-co-2-methoxy aniline) and its blends and composites. Completed
11. Kanimozhi K. January 2015 Design, Development and Characterisation of Hybrid Porous Scaffolds for Biomedical application Completed
12. Deepa J. June 2015 Anticorrosion, Fluorescence and Adsorption studies of synthesized conducting Polypheneylenediamine and their Metal Oxide Nanocomposites Completed
13. Devakumar J. June 2015 Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Dihydroxy benzene moieties grafted to Polymethacrylic acid – Redox Polymers. Completed
14. Poonguzhali R. October 2015 Development, characterization and biomedical applications of chitosan/poly(vinylpyrrolidone) based nanocomposites. Completed
15. Nalini T. May 2016 Formulation of polymeric nanoparticles to encapsulate phytoconstituent and evaluate it's therapeutic effect. Ongoing
16. Suganthi R. June 2016 Comparative studies on the magnetic, electrical and photoluminescence behavior on various ortho substituted Polyanilines- metal oxides nano composites. Completed
17. Padmaja S. July 2016 Synthesis and characterization of poly (2-chloro aniline-co-2 ethylaniline) and its blends and nanocomposites for applications as sensors and electrode materials in lithium ion batteries. Completed
18. Anto Maria Jeraldin U. March 2017 Electrochemical, photoluminescence and adsorption studies of synthesized conducting poly aminothiophenols and their nanocomposites Completed
19. Vani G. March 2017 Studies on the synthesis, characterization and applications of electroactive chloro substituted Polyanilines and their blends and composites in Li - ion batteries. Completed
20. Shanmugapriya V. March 2017 Development of Nano BioComposite based hybrid materials for water treatment. Ongoing
21. Vinodhini S. December 2017 Green synthesis of metallic and bimetallic nanoparticles using aqueous plant extract and it's applications. Ongoing
22. Julia Sebastian February 2019 Electroactive poly(2- ethylaniline) and poly(2- amino benzoic acid), their blends and nanocomposites for biomedical applications. Ongoing
23. Narmatha Christy P. February 2019 Fabrication, Characterization and biological evaluation of Chitosan\PVA\bioactive glass-based nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering application. Ongoing
24. Athisa Roselyn Maheo May 2019 Biosynthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles and their chemical and biological applications. Ongoing
25. Sr. Switha D. May 2019 Fabrication, physicochemical and biological investigation of nanopolysaccharide reinforced polyaniline-polyvinyl alcohol bionanocomposites for tissue engineering application. Ongoing
26. Indumathy P. March 2020 Development of Novel Bimetallic Nanoparticles / Nanocomposites and their Applications (Tentative Title) Ongoing
27. Meera Apsana A. April 2023 Biopolymers for Biomedical Application (Tentative Title) Ongoing






  • Dr. Valarmathi, Joint Director of Collegiate Education (Retd), Vellore Region.
  • Ms. Esther Mariaselvam, Associate Director, Action Aid India.
  • Dr. P. N. Sudha, Principal (Retd), DKM College, Vellore.
  • Dr. Kitheri Joseph, Associate Director, MERG, RCL, IGCAR, Kalpakkam.
  • Anna Prakash Cecilia, Research and Development Engineer, Intel Corporation, Arizona, USA.
  • Mrs Sophia Joseph, Deputy Director, Forensic Sciences Department, Chennai.
  • Dr. Aulice Scibioh, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, MCC, Chennai (from 2016), Research Scientist, NASA-URC, USA (2008 -2013), Invited Scientist, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Helmhotz Institute, Germany (2013 -2015).
  • N. Uma Maheswari, Supdt., Vellore Govt. Place of Safety, Sathuvachari, Vellore
  • Dr. Isabel Swamidoss, Research Chemist, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA.
  • Dr. K. Shalini Devi, JSPS, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Tsubuka, Japan.


  • MOU with Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd., Ranipet.
  • MoU with Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Chennai.


  • Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Manali
  • CIPET, Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Guindy
  • Thirumalai Chemicals Limited, Ranipet
  • Ultramarine and Pigments Limited, Ranipet
  • Malladi Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ranipet.
  • Micro Labs Limited, Hosur.


S.No. Title Author Youtube URL Link
1 Calculation of oxidation state and pH Dr. B. Scholastica Mary Vithiya Click Here
2 Markovnikov & Anti Markovnikov Addition Dr. V. Sugantha Kumari Click Here
3 Woodward Fieser rules Conjugated dienes -part 1 Dr. R. Sangeetha Rani Click Here
4 Complex reactions Dr. D. Subashini Click Here
5 Wade's Rule Dr. R. Lakshmi Click Here
6 Calculation of equivalent weight Ms. T. Revathy Click Here
7 Calculation of normality Ms. T. Revathy Click Here
8 Theory of acid-base titrations Dr. V.S. Gowri Click Here
9 Preparation, Properties and uses of Naphthalene Dr. E. Radha Click Here
10 Structure activity relationship of Morphine Dr. E. Radha Click Here
11 Agriculture and branches of agriculture Ms. S. Nithya Click Here
12 Principles of volumetric analysis Ms. S. Nithya Click Here
13 Polymerization techniques Dr. V. Rajalakshmi Click Here
14 Classification of Polymers Dr. V. Rajalakshmi Click Here


  • Personal mentoring & feedback from stakeholders
  • Career guidance
  • Teaching methods: ICT enabled teaching, Using models
  • Remedial coaching classes.
  • Peer group study
  • Organizing Seminars, Workshops and Conferences at National/International level mainly focusing on environmental sustainability
  • Summer Projects for PG Students
  • Industrial Visits
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Book Bank
  • CHRYSL(Chemistry Resonating in Young Students Lives)
  • Solid Waste Management
  • As a part of the innovative initiative, Herbal oil and Phenyl preparations were carried out
  • Microscale usage of chemicals
  • Madame Marie Curie Endowment Lectures
  • Publication of research articles in peer-reviewed Journals with good impact factor
  • Interaction with Alumnae
  • Highest number of Department scholarships for meritorious students
  • Value Added Course on Cottage Industries