Activities

Interdisciplinary special lecture programmes, seminars and workshops are being regularly conducted at School of Chemical Sciences under various chairs and heads.  These include Jawaharlal Nehru Chair, Linus Pauling Memorial lecture and Decennium Commemoration Lectures.  Several national conferences, workshops and discussions meeting are also being frequently held at School of Chemical Sciences.

The research work carried out by the School has received national and international recognition.  It is gratifying to note that more than 30 research scholars have won state and national awards on their research performance and presentations.

  • Beena Mathew attended 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Globalization (ICSG) at Kochi, January 9-11, 2020, with a student poster entitled Facile Synthesis of Visible Light Harvesting Zirconium Ferrate Composite for Efficient Treatment of Hazardous Pollutants, Thomas Abraham, Neena John Platahanam and Beena Mathew.
  • Beena Mathew attended 32nd Kerala Science Congress (KSC) at Palakkad, 25-27, January 2020, and her students presented a poster entitled (I) “Novel Binary Nanocomposite Catalyst for the Treatment of Toxic Organic Pollutants” ( Thomas Abraham and Beena Mathew) ,(II) A Novel sGO-Ag2S Catalyst for the Photodegradation of Methylene Blue (Neena John Plathanam and Beena Mathew)
  • Thomas Abraham a student of Beena Mathew attended an International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM) 2020 held at Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates from the 23rd to 25th of February, 2020, with a poster entitled Zirconium Ferrate Incorporated Silver Phosphate Visible Light Assisted Photocatalyst for Refractory Pollutants”
  • G. Anilkumar and his students participated32nd Kerala Science congress on January 25-27, 2020 conducted at Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Palakkad, Kerala, pp. 61N. with two posters entitled, “Green synthesis of 2,2’-disubstituted perimidines via a novel solid acid catalyzed on-water protocol”( A. Harry, S. M. Ujwaldev, G. Anilkumar ) & “Novel manganese catalyzed green Clauson-Kaas reaction for N-substituted pyrrole synthesis”( K. R. Rohit, G. Meera, G. Anilkumar)
  • G. Anilkumar and his students participatedNational seminar on Current Trends in ChemistryCTric 2020 on February 6-7, 2020 organized by the Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT, Kochi, Kerala, pp. 23C. with a poster entitled A detailed computational investigation into the catalytic cycle of Copper catalyzedSonogashira coupling reaction using trans 1,2-diaminocyclohexane ligand” (Rajalakshmi, V. I. Thomas, G. Anilkumar)
  • S Anas has participated with Invited talk on” Exploring versatility of Transition metal catalysis in Organic Synthesis” in the International workshop on Catalysis and Applications (IWCA-2020) organised by IIUCNN, MG University in association with Ariel University, Israel on 28-30 January, 2020
  • S Anas has participated with Keynote Lecture on “Promoting Scientific Culture” at S.D.College, Alappuzha on 11th January, 2020 in connection with the ShasthrapadhamProgramme (Alappuzha Dist) organised by SamagraShiksha-Kerala, Govt of Kerala.
  • S. Anas has Chaired a session inone day international symposium on”Supramolecular and Photochemistry (SPC-2020)” organised by Department of Chemistry, S. D. College, Alappuzha on 17th January, 2020.
  • S. Anashas participated in One day symposium on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences (RACS-2019) organised by National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR), Thiruvananthapuam on 22nd March 2019.
  • S. Anas and his students presented a poster entitled “Novel and Efficient Polymer supported Palladium Catalayst for Direct CH bond Alkenylation of Anilides”in the National conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences (RACS-2020) organized by School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottaym on 7-8, February, 2020. #Abs No. P28, P-50(T. V. Saranya, P. R. Sruthi, and S. Anas)
  • S. Anas and his students presented a poster entitled “Inter and Intramolecular Heck Coupling of Morita-Baylis-Hillman Adducts Using Polymer Supported Pd Catalysts Under Solvent Free Conditions” in the National conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences (RACS-2020) organized by School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottaym on 7-8, February, 2020. #Abs No. P24, P-46(J. Vincent, F. N Ayisha, P. R. SruthiandS. Anas)
  • S. Anas and his students presented a poster entitled “Preparation and Mechanical Studies on ABS/G-C3N4 and ABS/H-BN Composites” in the National conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences (RACS-2020) organized by School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottaym on 7-8, February, 2020. #Abs No. P15, P-37(Elssa George, Jomon Joy, S. Anas)
  • S. Anas and his students presented a poster entitled “Modified Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Supported Transition Metal Complexes: Greener and Efficient Catalysts for Coupling Reactions”in the National conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences (RACS-2020) organized by School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottaym on 7-8, February, 2020. #Abs No. SL03, P-18(P. R. Sruthi, and S. Anas)
  • S. Anas and his students presented a poster entitled “Novel Reusable Polymer Supported Palladium Catalyst for Sonogashira and Suzuki Reactions in Water”in the International workshop on Catalysis and Applications (IWCA-2020) organized by IIUCNN, MG university in association with Ariel University, Israel on 28-30 January, 2020(P. R. Sruthi, T.V. Saranaya, P.P. Nimmi and S. Anas)(Best poster award)
  • S. Anas and his students presented a poster entitled “Greener Synthesis of Benzoxazoles from 2-haloanilides using a Novel Heterogeneous Polymer Supported Copper Catalyst” in the International workshop on Catalysis and Applications (IWCA-2020) organized by IIUCNN, MG university in association with Ariel University, Israel on 28-30 January, 2020(T.V. Saranya, P. R. Sruthi, R. Veena and S. Anas)
  • S. Anas participated in One week workshop on Research Methodology for College/University Teachers conducted by the College Development Council, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam during 20-24, January, 2020
  • Suresh Mathew attended the following ACS Webinars
  • Air Quality Management in India: Challenges and Oppertunities-29 April 2020, 6.00 pm
  • In-situ cycloaddition for the development of small molecule drugs-8 May 2020, 6.00 pmFundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing: Manuscripts and Grants-9 June 2020, 7.00 pm
  • Suresh Mathew attended the following NAAC Webinars
  • Turn the Challenges to Opportunities: COVID-19 Pandemics and Measures to Combat in Higher Education of India- 28 May 2020, 3.00 pm
  • Reflections of Higher Education Scenario-Post COVID-19 -13 June 2020, 12.00 pm
  • NAAC Assessment and Accreditation Process for Autonomous Colleges- 2 July 2020, 2.00 pm
  • Why Study Law – 9 July 2020, 2.00 pm
  • Mrs. Chithra Mohan presented a poster entitled “Collective Synthesis of Structural Skeletals from Naturally Occurring Non-Racemic 2-Hydroxycitric Acid Lactones”, IbhrahimIbnusaud, Zabeera K.T, and Chithra Mohan, National seminar on Green approaches towards chemical synthesis, St. Gregorios of Arts and science college, Kollam, 2019.
  • Mrs. Chithra Mohan presented a poster “Skeletal diversity from 2-Hydroxycitric acids in Tropical plants”, Zabeera K.T, Chithra Mohan and Ibrahim       Ibnusaud, XV J-National Organic Symposium Trust, University of Delhi, 2019.
  • Subila K B Attended and chaired a session in the Three days International workshop on “Catalysis and Application (IWCA-2020)” at IIUCNN, MGU on January 28-30, 2020
  • Subila K B Participated with an Invited Lecture entitled “Woman in science looking back, looking ahead” in association with science day celebration 2020 organized by the Dept. of Chemistry NSS college Vazhur, Kottayam on February 23, 2020
  • Subila K B Participated with an Invited Lecture on “Woman in science” in science day celebration 2020 organized   by the Dept. of Chemistry CMS college Kottayam on February 27, 2020
  • K S Devaky, Dr.S.Anas and Dr.Subila K B Attended One week faculty training programme on “Outcome Based Education” organized by IQAC, at MGU February 3-7, 2020
  • Anilkumar invited lecture titled “Transition metal catalyzed coupling reactions and related chemistry”at the International Workshop on Catalysis and Applications 2020 organized by School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam on 28th-30th January, 2020.
  • Anilkumar invited lecture titled “Green Chemistry in Organic Synthesis”at the National Webinar on Novelties of Chemistry organized by Women’s Christian College, Nagercoil, Tamilnaduon 29th May, 2020.
  • Anilkumar invited lecture titled “Literature Search”at the Webinar series on Research Methodologies organized by Kannur University, Kannur on 24th June, 2020