The department started BSc Chemistry course in 1968 and the Post Graduate course in 1998. There are 10 faculty members in the department. All of them possess Ph D degree. Five members are approved research guides of the University of Kerala. The department is a recognised research centre of the University of Kerala. Department of Chemistry has been identified by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, for the financial support under FIST program to strengthen the Post Graduate Teaching and Research facilities. A sum of Rs 43.6 lakhs has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Science and Technology for the implementation of the Project.