The Post-Graduate and Research Department of Chemistry is a DST assisted postgraduate and research department established in 1946. It offers two postgraduate programmes and an undergraduate programme in Chemistry, and a research centre under the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, offering research studies leading to the award of Ph.D. Being one of the oldest departments under the MG University, the department has contributed significantly to the designing and implementation of the curriculum for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Chemistry in the affiliated colleges under the university.
At the undergraduate level, the department offers the B.Sc. Programme in Chemistry under the Choice Based Credit and Semester System of the MG University with Mathematics and Physics as complementary courses. At the postgraduate level, the department offers two programmes viz., M.Sc. in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Chemistry as the core area. Apart from delivering the curriculum, the department offers coaching classes for the national level examinations for Junior Research Fellowship.
The department was elevated as a research centre by the MG University in 1998 and has been offering research studies leading to the award of Ph. D. in areas such as Organic Mass spectrometry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Simulations & Molecular modeling, Chemical Kinetics, Co-ordination Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry.