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POSTGRADUATE DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER CHEMISTRY

Department of Polymer chemistry established in the year – 1995 and became post graduate department in 2012.  The Department offers graduate and postgraduate course in Polymer chemistry recognized by University of Kerala.                                                                          

Teaching Faculties

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Experience

(no. of years)

Publications

Dr. Kshama V Das

M Sc, NET, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Chemistry

25

3

Smt. Prabha J.

M Sc, NET,  ( Ph D doing)

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

9

-

Smt. Sumi V. S.

MSc, M Phil, NET, PhD (thesis submitted)

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

9

7

Smt. Thushara R.

M Sc, NET

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

7

2

Smt. Archana V. P.

M Sc, NET

( Ph D doing)

Assistant

Professor

Chemistry

3

-

Bhagyasree J. B.

M Sc, NET, Ph D.

Assistant

Professor

Chemistry

3

15

Dr. Dhanya Augustine

M Sc, NET, PhD.

Assistant

Professor

Chemistry

1

8

 

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops courses organized

Topic

Funded by

Seminar/workshop

Month and year

National workshop on Green Analytical Techniques

Directorate of Collegiate Education

3-day Workshop

October 2014

Modern Trends in Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry

Directorate of Collegiate Education

3 day National Seminar

November 2016

National Seminar
on
Role of chemistry in a blooming society

Directorate of Collegiate Education

3 day National Seminar

November,2017

National seminar on Theoretical arsenals of modern chemistry

Directorate of Collegiate Education

3 day National Seminar

October,2018

National Conference On  Bouquet Of Modern Chemistry

Directorate of Collegiate Education

3 day National Seminar

October,2019

       Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension Activities

·         The students and teachers of the department actively participate in the regular and special camping programme of the college.

·         Science club actively functioning under the guidance of the department wihSmt. Thushara R. as the Convenor.

·         A debate was organised in connection with World AIDS Day

·         A Science News Letter of scientific events were published weekly in the notice board by members of science club.

·         A three day science exhibition named ‘SASTRAYAN’ was organised in our college in association withRUSA. Students were actively participatedin this exhibition .They had made still models,working models,charts and posters. Also science related videos were shown in smart class room under the guidance of Sri. Sudheer B

·         To evoke the curiosity on science – on chemistry – interesting experiments in chemistry- a lab class for nearby school students.

·         Faculties are engaged in the setting of Question Papers ofautonomous colleges

·         Collaboration with prestigious institutes/organisations like NIIST, HLL, CUSAT and NIT Calicut for academic project works.

·         “ORICE”(OnlineResources Initiatives of  Collegiate Education(ORICE) ) is functioning in our college under the co-ordinator ship of Dr. Bhagyasree J B

SWOT Analysis of the Department and Future Plans

Strength

 

Ø  Dedicated and experienced faculty

Ø  Faculty with excellent academic credentials

Ø  Blended learning as instructional methodology

Ø  Increased emphasis on providing substantial knowledge, skills and expertise in the area of Polymers

Ø  Excellent results with university top ranks

Ø  Strong and focused parent-student-teacher relationships

Ø  Conducive atmosphere for excellent career growth

Ø  Labs are well-equipped as per curriculum

Ø  Smart classroom and department  library with internet facility

Ø  Nourishing inherent talents and provide platform for extracurricular activities

Ø  Extra tutorial hours to raise the bar of academic performance

Ø  Conducting national level seminars, workshops,  conferences and exhibitions periodically

Ø  Proximity to various R&D establishments

Ø  Collaboration with leading R&D institutions for academic projects.

Ø  Possibility for campus placement

Weaknesses

Ø  Frequent Transfer of faculties

Ø  More effort is needed to improve the research infrastructure on par with state-of-the-art technology

Ø  Yet to be recognised as university research centre

 

Opportunities

 Students gets opportunities to immerse in research through their project work 

Our  post graduates have gone on to other institutes as part of  their project work, gets a wide opportunity to familiarize the  current trends and development in the areas

By Ouroutput based teaching  students are highly prepared for professional and graduate programs with a foundation in the fundamental principles that professional schools desire. Our graduates have gone on to further studies at various places

……unique training in research using both theoretical and experimental methods

..Our chemistry post-graduates have been successful in obtaining science-related jobs

Consultancy services in related areas

·         Challenges

·         Inadequate lab space

·         Lack of availability of most modern laboratory equipment which is necessary for post-graduate experiments

·         Absence of safety regulations especially regarding handling and disposal of chemical wastes…

·          Heavy work load for faculties  is a limiting  factor to develop their research capabilities

·         Lack of regular and competent training programme to faculties

     

 

 

Future Plans

 

Ø  Upgradation of department as Research Centre

 

Ø  Undertaking Major Research Projects

 

Ø  Consultancy services in related areas

 

Ø  arranging a well equiped latex analyzing unit  and to develop more utility polymers

 

Ø  Organising seminars and workshops in new areas of Polymer Chemistry

 

Ø  Conversion of all class rooms into smart class rooms wih all ICT facilities

 

Ø  Full  automation of library along with INFLIBNET facility

 

Ø   Equipping the library with  books, journals and modern information resources

 

Ø  Modernisation of Laboraratory from wet  to dry concept using computational softwares

 

Ø  Increasing number of interface programmes


 

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