The Chemistry fraternity of the St Mary’s college, Thrissur started functioning from the inception of the college in 1946. In 1959 the department was upgraded as a graduate department with the introduction of B Sc. Chemistry. As the college was bifurcated in 1967, the course was transplanted to Vimala College. In 1999 B.Sc. Polymer Chemistry course was introduced. The course was later changed to B.Sc. Chemistry in 2012. Currently,the sanctioned student strength of the BSc degree programme is 42 . Based on the motto of the college; “Scientia et disciplina”; the educational objective of Department of Chemistry is to provide its students with knowledge needed to develop an open-minded worldview so as to enable them to bring about harmony in the nation and the world through learning Science.
B.Sc Chemistry graduates can grab a job directly after graduation or can go for higher studies. They can also choose any short term or long term certification course to improve their employability. Both public sector and private sector organizations require chemists. Some areas that offer jobs for a B.Sc chemistry degree holder include Analytical Laboratories, Medical Research, Testing Laboratories, Waste-water Plant, Oil Industry, Petroleum Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Research and Development Firms, Chemical Manufacturing Industry, Colleges / Universities & Education Sector, Food Institutes, etc