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Research Department

Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, which came into being in the year 1978, is a prestigious post graduate and research department of the college. The department offers undergraduate, post graduate and research programmes in Chemistry. The Department became a research department under the aegis of the University of Kerala in the year 2015. The department is supported by funding from central and state organisations like UGC, DST, DBT, KSCSTE and KSHEC. The infrastructure of the department was expanded using DST-FIST funding in the year 2015. Sophisticated research equipments of the department involves UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer, FTIR-ATR spectrometer, Rotary evaporator, Microwave Furnace, Chromatographic Units, Vacuum Oven etc., to name a few. Presently, there are three approved research guides and 8 research students in the department working on key and challenging areas of science like Nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications, Photophysical studies of organic molecules, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Nano and Bio Sensors, Synthetic organic chemistry and Polymeric advanced materials for functional applications. As an outcome of the national and international collaborations, the department was successful in conducting two research focused International Conferences during the year 2017 and 2019.

Department of Physics

DST-FIST funded post graduate and research department of Physics is a leading research department in the college. The Department started in the year 1980, and it was elevated to the status of a post graduate department in 1998. University of Kerala recognized it as a research centre in 2013 and at present, the research centre has 6 approved research guides. The Department has a smart material lab functioning with types of equipments like X-ray Diffractometer, Contact Angle Analyzer, Laser Optics Lab, Spin coating unit and Dip coating unit. A well-functioning computational Physics lab is also the main attraction of the department. The major research areas are High Energy Physics, Nanoscience and Computational Spectroscopy.

Department of English

The Department of English has been functioning right from the inception of the college in 1965. The B.A. Degree Programme in English Language and Literature was launched in 1992. The Department started offering M.A. English Language and Literature from 1999 onwards. In 2012, the Department acquired the status of a Research Centre. The department also extends facilities for students to pursue research under the mentorship of external guides. The Department comprises eight faculty members who are actively involved in facilitating easy acquisition of the English Language by the underprivileged. The major research areas of the department include Film and Media studies, Diaspora Studies, Third World Islamic feminism, Transformations, Theory and Technology for the underprivileged.