The Department of Chemistry is a DST assisted postgraduate department, offering 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 has a 16 - member faculty of which 13 are Ph.D. Head of the Department, Dr. Joseph John, is a member of the syndicate of Cochin University of Science and technology Kochi. He is also member of the Senate, Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam.