A Unit of the Sisters of St. Anne, Trichirapalli

Reaccredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC

Affiliated to Mother Teresa Womens’ University

Periyakulam – 625 601, Theni District, Tamilnadu, India.


The Chemistry department stands supreme after having completed 32 years from 1979. In 2004 the Jubilee year of the department was celebrated with Dr.Rev.Sr.Y.Yesu Thangam as HOD and plunged into action by arranging many activities. In 2008 the department is elevated to post graduate department.The department is equipped with excellent infrastructures, which include hi-tech instrum ents, research facilities and versatile library. Our curriculum and course content are structured with need based and job oriented papers. The department conducts the BOS meeting every year to design and modify the curricula. The departmental library with 300 books is maintained for the benefit of students.
Our Faculty members present papers periodically in seminars and publish articles in reputed journals and serve as resource persons in other institutions. The department is known for its conduct of Intercollegiate and National seminars. The department successfully organized National seminars consecutively for four years, so far. UGC sponsored minor research projects and major projects are carried out in the department. Dr. Sr. Y. Yesu Thangam has been recognized as supervisor from Mother Teresa Women’s University for guiding M.Phil and Ph.D candidates in Chemistry.

Moreover, our students actively participate in many intercollegiate programmes and present papers. Every year students are taken to educational tours to Industries and Scientific Instrumentation centers. Students are given training in preparation of applied chemistry products. Mentoring system is followed to give guidance to the students and to develop them into fully human and fully alive. Our alumni are placed in prestigious positions such as lecturers, social workers and managing directors.

Courses Offered

Course Year Established
B. Sc. Chemistry 1979
M. Sc. Chemistry (Self-financed) 2008


Date Title Agency Level
26-27 February, 2009 Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -3) CSIR National
18-19 February, 2010 Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -4) UGC National
15-16 December, 2011 Lecture – Workshop on Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC -5) IAS
20 December, 2012 Inter Collegiate Students Seminar JAC Regional



  • Dr. Sr. Y. Yesu Thangam has been recognized as supervisor from Mother Teresa Women’s University,Kodaikanal & Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, for guiding M.Phil and Ph.D candidates in Chemistry.


Name Title Agency Amount
Dr. Sr. Yesu Thangam (Principal Investigator)
Mrs. Kalanithi, and Mrs. Mary Anbarasi (Co-investigators)
Corrosion inhibition by Oxyanions UGC (2007-2009) 1,00,000/-
Dr. Sr. Yesu Thangam (Principal Investigator)
Dr. C. Sagaya Rani (Co-investigator)
Evaluation of novel quinones as phototherapeutic agents UGC (2011-2014) 9, 29, 800



i. Awards and recognition Received by the Faculty:

Name Award/Recognition Place & year
Dr. Sr. Y. Yesu Thangam Educational Excellence Award The Rotary Club of Theni, July, 2008.
Environmental Awareness Award Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi, on August 22, 2008
Jewel of India Award Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi, on 13th March, 2009.
Best educationist award National & International Compendium, New Delhi, in April, 2009
Vidhya Shree Award Indian Society for Industry & Intellectual Development, New Delhi, in July, 2009.
International Status Award for Education Excellence Economic Growth Society of India, New Delhi, in August, 2009.
Goldstar award Integrated Council for Socio-Economic Progress, 2010
NAAC Peer Team Member Chitrathurga Govt. science college, Karnataka from 30th to 31st October, 2009.
NAAC Peer Team Coordinator Vijayanagar College, Karnataka from 25th to 27th March, 2010
NAAC Peer Team Member Govt. College for Boys, Chinthamani, Karnataka from 24th to25th Feb. 2011
NAAC Peer Team Coordinator for accreditation. Government City College (Autonomous), Hyderabad from 09th-11th August, 2012.
Vice-President of Tamil Nadu Region Xavier Board of Higher Education in India from June 2007 to 2012
Mrs. K. Southamani Delivered a special lecture on Chem-Tips for hale and healthy life Scientific awareness programme to talented rural school students of Theni Dt sponsored by TNSCST ,Chennai & organized by JAC,Pkm on 5th Feb 2010
XI, XII-Syllabus Consultancy Programme Nadar Saraswathi Hr.Sec.School, Muthuthevanpatti,Theni
Dr. A. Mary Imelda Jayaseeli Served as judge for competition “Inspire Science Exhibition” Nadar Saraswathi Hr.Sec.School, organized by CEO, Theni, Sponsored by TNSTC
Dr. Mrs. M. Kalanithi Served as judge for competition “Veetkku oru vingnani” Puthiya Thalaimurai Media
Delivered a talk on Environmental issues in today’s context in the seminar on Environmental Education JAC-ECO club, Jayaraj Annapackiam College for women

ii. Awards and recognition received by the students

Name Award Place
M. Thalaiarchana, III .BSc Collage I prize Rev. Jacob Memorial Christian College, Ambilikai
V. Shanmuga Priya
J. Piramila Devi
S. Poornalakshmi
S. Archana
A. Anusia III B. Sc
V. Shanmuga Priya
J. Piramila Devi
S. Poornalakshmi
S. Archana
A. Anusia III B. Sc
Chem Ad I Prize Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College, Uthamapalyam
S. Poornalakshmi III B. Sc
S. Poornalakshmi III B. Sc
Chem Quick I Prize Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College, Uthamapalyam
J. Piramila Devi
S. Poornalakshmi
Chem Quiz II Prize Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College, Uthamapalyam
S. Pandeeswari, III B.Sc.,
P. Suseetha, III B.Sc
Quiz State level seminar on utilization and conservation of energy I Prize Sermathai Vasan College For Women, Madurai
S. Shanthipriya III B.Sc.
P. Suseetha III B.Sc.
D. Shanthipriya III B.Sc.
R. Ambikavathi III B.Sc.
C. Mareeswari II B.Sc.
Resonance-12-the Chem Carnival Ad-act I Prize GRI, Gandhigram
S.Shanthipriya I M.Sc State level student seminar Paper presentation I Prize Thiagarajar College, Madurai
S. Mahalakshmi
S. Poornalakshmi
D. Revathi
Chem- charade I Prize GRI, Gandhigram
P. Suseetha PG Merit Scholarship (Rs. 40,000) UGC, New Delhi
S. Shanthipriya, I M.Sc Summer Research Fellowship (from 22.05.2013 to 22.07.2013. National Academy of Sciences at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Mrs. K. Maheswari (1995-1998) passed Indian Civil Service Examination (UPSC) in 2013.

Course Materials

Year Material Beneficiaries
2007-2010 General Chemistry – Sem I & II II B.Sc Physics and I B.Sc Zoology
2008-2010 Medicinal Chemistry Elective for I M.A students
2008-2011 Health and Chemistry – Sem III General Elective for II UG(B.A) students
2008-2011 General Chemistry – Sem I & II II B.Sc Physics and I B.Sc Zoology
2008-2011 Applied chemistry – Sem IV Study material for general elective
2008-2011 Food preservation Skill based elective
2012-2013 1. Printing Technology
2. Everyday Chemistry
1. Certificate course
2. Skill based elective




Prominent Alumni

  • Dr. R. Jeyalakshmi, Head, Dept. of Chemistry, SRM University, Chennai.
  • Dr. Ambika, Managing Director, PETRO-6 Chennai.
  • Mrs. Pooma Natesan, Teacher, East London.
  • S.Thiyagananthy Thangan, Medical Officer, USA
  • Mr Dr. S. Sathiya Bama, Head, Dept. of Chemistry, GTN Arts College, Dindigul.
  • F. Kurus Malai Selvi, Head, Dept. of Computer Science, Government Arts College, Kumbakonam.
  • S.Sribharani doing Ph.D at Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Bordenwe, France-33400
  • R. Anitha JRF, Dept. of Chemistry, Jayaraj Annapackiam College for women
  • M. Kalaimathi Assistant professor Jayaraj Annapackiam College for women
  • R. Sheelamani, (Ph.D) Dept. of Chemistry Jayaraj Annapackiam College for women
  • M. Lavanya Assistant professor Mary Matha College, Periyakulam
  • G. Subasini, Assistant professor, Nadar Saraswathi College, Theni
  • A.Santhanapriya (Ph.D) Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University
  • C.Thamaraiselvi Assistant professor, SFR College, Sivakasi
  • B. Kavitha, Assistant professor, CPA College for women, Bodinayakkanur
  • M. Thalai Archana, Postal assistant, Bodinayakkanur

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