Department Profile

The Department of Chemistry of St.Joseph’s College was started in the year 1906 in the premises of the present Physics building. Rev. Fr. A. Haas SJ, the first professor and Head, dedicated his life with altruism for the establishment and development of the department.

In 1951, the department was shifted to the present building which is well equipped with class rooms and laboratories for regular practicals and research.

Pre-University course was introduced in 1956 and Master of Science in Chemistry (M.Sc) in 1960 and M.Phil in 1983.

Research works in almost all areas of chemistry started flourishing. Since 1972 under the yeoman leadership of the first scholar of the department as well as of the whole College, Dr.S.J. Arulraj who got his Ph.D in 1972 under the guidance of Rev. Dr.Casimir Gnanadickem. So for the department has produced about 650 M.Phils and 85 Ph.Ds.

Eminent Alumni

N. Gopalsamy
Former Chief Election Commissioner


Dr. T. Ramasami
Former Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST)


Prof. V. S. Ramamoorthy
Former Chairman, Board of Govt. to IIT


Mr. Ramanujum
Former Director General of Police, TamilNadu.


and many others got graduated from the department and rendered their valuable services to the nation and the world.

Contact us

Department Phone. +91 0431 422 6390

College Office +91 0431 422 6436

College e-mail college@mail.sjctni.edu

Renovation Work

The 65 year old chemistry building is now undergoing a massive renovation without changing its original super structure. The details of the total budget are as follows:

Total Cost of renovation and furnishing Rs 3 Crores
I Floor - Change of roof slab
II Floor - Change of roof slab
III Floor - Change of roof slab
Change of roof from asbestos to galvalum furnishing

The management, staff and students of Chemistry department request the well wishers, former students and parents to contribute generously to complete this noble task.

Contribution in the form of DD/Cheque/Cash can be sent to Rev.Fr.Secretary, St.Joseph's College (Autonomous), Trichy-02, in the name of The Secretary, SJC (Chemistry building renovation)

Bank Name : Indian Overseas Bank
Account Number : 137501000020554
IFSC Code : IOBA0001375
Branch: Cinthamani, Tiruchirappalli.