Activities

Career Talk on “Why Chemistry??

Department of Chemistry in association with the office of Dean of Academics, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery organized a Career talk on “Why Chemistry??” on 28.06.2021 at 10.30 am. The resource person was Ms. Renjini C, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery. This webinar helped to get an idea about the various career opportunities and courses in the area of Chemistry after the higher secondary education.

Understanding the Ocean, Environment and Climate

As part of world ocean day celebration 2021, Department of Chemistry in association with Nature Club and ENCON Club, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery organized an invited talk on “Understanding the Ocean, Environment and Climate” on 08.06.2021. The resource person was Dr. Jayakrishnan P R, Assistant Professor, College of Climate Change and Environmental Science, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur. This webinar helped the syudents to understand the importance and significance of Oceanic systems in the climatic changes and conditions, as well as its impact on environmental changes.

CREATIVITY OUT OF DEBRIS

As part of World Environment Day celebration 2021, an inter-department competition- “Creativity Out of Debris” was organized by the Department of Chemistry in association with Nature club and ENCON Club. The participants were asked to use their imagination to create something useful from waste materials. Asna T. A., I BA English Model 2 secured first prize, Riya K. W.,III BCom CA Aided secured second prize and Alan Manuel PinheroIB.Sc.Industrial chemistrysecured third prize.The purpose of World Environment Day is to spread awareness about the threat to the environment due to rising pollution levels and climate change. “World Environment Day is a reminder for us to pause and reflect on our actions and their subsequent consequences on the planet. The programme provided an opportunity to students to develop their creativity and widen their imagination. This also open up a novel path to Reduce and Reuse the waste materials and thereby encouraging our younger generation to protect earth.

SLOGAN WRITING COMPETITION

As part of World Environment Day celebration 2021, an inter-department slogan writing competition was organised by the Department of Chemistry in association with Nature club and ENCON Club. The theme for slogan writing competition was Ecosystem Restoration. Anisha Maria Job, I BA English Model 2 secured first prize, Annliya N.J, I BCom CA Aided secured second prize and Anaina N.K, I BA English Literature Model II secured third prize.The purpose of World Environment Day is to spread awareness about the threat to the environment due to rising pollution levels and climate change. “World Environment Day is a reminder for us to pause and reflect on our actions and their subsequent consequences on the planet. We are living in a world where averting our eyes from the climate crisis is not an option. Ecosystem restoration means undoing the damages caused to the environment by humans to save Earth. The competition helped the students to develop creative writing skills and to reinforce the need for protect our Nature for better tomorrow among the minds of younger generation.

World Environmental Day Celebrations – PRAKRITI - 2021

An online webinar on Green Materials was organized by the Department of Chemistry on 04/06/2021 at 3.00 pm. The talk was handled by Dr. Sreekala M. S, Assistant Professor and Research guide in Chemistry. Department of Chemistry, Sree Sankara College, Kalady. The programme was conducted as a part of World environmental Day Celebrations of the department, PRAKRITI-2021.The resource person highlighted the need and role of sustainable green technologies in the ecosystem restoration, which was also the theme of this year’s WED. She explained the applications of natural resource materials such as starch and cellulose based composites of plant origin. Dr. Tresa Sunitha George and Hency George were the coordinators of the programme. Student coordinator Elsa Augustine offered the vote of thanks. Students could get a clear understanding of the role of using sustainable resources for ecosystem restoration.

National Webinar on “Research aspects of Antarctica and its surrounding Ocean”

Department of Chemistry organized a Webinar on “Research aspects of Antarctica and its surrounding Ocean” on 30th March 2021. Dr. Jenson V George, Scientist-D, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, Goa, India was the resource person. He discussed interesting aspects of Antarctica expedition and various opportunities in this field.

International webinar on oriented semiconducting polymers for thermoelectric applications

Department of Chemistry, St.Paul’s College, Kalamassery organized an International Webinar on “Oriented semiconducting polymers for thermoelectric applications” on 5 th February2021. Dr. Vishnu Vijayakumar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Printed and Molecular Electronics Italian Institute of Technology, Milan, Italy was the resource person. The webinar was quite informative for students for future Research and career in the field of Materials Chemistry and related areas.

Alumni Talk Series: Talk on Industry Institute interaction

Department of Chemistry, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery organized an ‘Industry Institute Interaction’ on 6th January 2021.The main aim of the programme was to familiarize the real picture of industry. Mr. Jithesh P R was the resource person and alumnus of the Department of Chemistry, St. Paul’s College. The webinar was quite informative for students to find future job opportunities in various industries and how to get placement in those industries. The resource person also pointed out the gap between the theory and industry requirements.

Career and Research Opportunities in Atmospheric Science

Date & Venue             : 04.08.2020, St Paul’s College, Kalamassery

Dr. Jayakrishnan P R, The invited talk on“Career and Research Opportunities in Atmospheric Science” by Dr. Jayakrishnan P R, Assistant Professor, Academy of Climate Education and Research (ACCER), Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur explained the career and future research openings in the field of Atmospheric sciences.The webinar was quite informative for students who are interested in future Research and career. Students are motivated and influenced by the informative talks and activities.

Materials for Energy Storage Applications and Research Opportunities in Materials Science

Date & Venue             : 31.07.2020, St Paul’s College, Kalamassery

The invited talk on“Materials for Energy Storage Applications and Research Opportunities in Materials Science” by Dr. Pradeep V S, Scientist, EMPA briefly explained the introduction to materials chemistry and future research openings in a simpler way. The webinar was quite informative for students who are interested in future Research in the field of Materials Chemistry. Students are motivated and influenced by the informative talks and activities.

International Yoga Day Celebration

Name of the Programme: International Yoga Day Celebration

Date & Venue: 21/07/2020, Department of Chemistry

Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, a holistic approach that is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with you, the world and nature. The year of 2020 has been unprecedented for more than one reason. Right from the start of the decade, with the Covid-19 outbreak, fire outbreaks, airplane crashes, locust swarms and cyclones, the last six months have been tough. The pandemic has shown us the importance of immunity and healthy living. Yoga is something that brings these qualities together. Every year, June 21 is recognised as International Yoga Day but due to social distancing measures adopted by most countries, the theme set by United Nations for this year is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”. Department of Chemistry in association with yoga Club, Dept. of Chemistry NSS and NCC units celebrated yoga day by collecting pictures of students and staffs practicing yoga at home and compiling it to a video.

Environment Day Celebration

Date & Venue: 05/06/2020, Department of Chemistry & College Campus

World environment day is observed on 5 June annually worldwide to know about the importance of environment an important aspect to survive on planet Earth. Without a balanced environment, life is not possible. Due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, air becomes clear, pollution level decreases, etc. which we can say is a sign to conserve and preserve our nature. As climate change and pollution are increasing natural resources are destroying. Therefore, it is necessary to prevent the loss of biodiversity and preserving nature for the future. The theme of World Environment Day 2020 is “Time for Nature: Celebrate Biodiversity”. As part of World Environment day celebrations, Dept. of Chemistry in association with ENCON club planted tree saplings in the college campus and also organised Selfie with Nature and online quiz competition.

House hold survey at UBA adopted village-Kumbalangi, Kochi by the Department of Chemistry

Date: 01.10.2020  

Unnath Bharat Abiyan (UBA) is a flagship programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) that aims to enrich rural India. The mission of UBA is to enable higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth. The adopted village of the chemistry department is Kumabalangy.

On 22nd July 2019, the students of chemistry department embarked on a journey to take household surveys in the Kumbalangi village of Palluruthy block in Kochi as part of UBA programme. The students along with the teacher coordinators went on and carried out surveys from house to house identifying the different central schemes received by the village residents and their grievances regarding the current situation of the village. It was a varied experience for the students. The data collected during the house hold survey was uploaded in the official site of UBA.

Gandhi Jayanthi Celebration

Date: 01.10.2020  

As a part of 150th birthday celebrations of Gandhiji, Department of Chemistry, organized a caricature drawing competition and clean campus programme. Students along with the faculty members of the department actively participated in the cleaning programme. Students also did a poster presentation on the topic “Mahatma”.

SAKSHAM 2020- Oil and Gas Mass Awareness Campaign

Date: February 3, 4, 5, 2020 

As a part of Oil and Gas conservation Fort night (OGCF) observation all over India, the ENCON CLUB of St.Pauls College, BPCL Kochi along with Department of Chemistry celebrated Saksham 2020   in a benefitting manner to make the students aware about the need and importance of energy conservation.  The club also organized conducted quiz, essay writing and painting competitions for the students

Scaffolding-Helping Hand to the students of H.M.T School

STUDENT TEACHER PROGRAMME by the Department of Chemistry

Date    : 27.02.2020

One of the outreach activity and best practice of the department is scaffolding-helping hands to the students.  A student teacher programme in which PG and UG students of the department engaged chemistry classes for the high school students of the school. The classes were very interactive and demonstrated various chemistry experiments for the students.PG students took the classes for high school students. They enriched the session by demonstrating the experiments during the class.

Outreach Programme at H.M.T School – Science exhibition for school students organized by college students

Date : 28/02/2020
     Science exhibitions prove a good media and means to the young students for trying out theory into practice. The department of chemistry organized an exhibition in connection with science day celebrations 2020 for the students of H.M. T School. The   exhibition was organized in the school science lab.

MoU with Navadarshan, Archidiocese of Verapoly

An MoU was signed between the department and Navadarshan, Archdiocese of Verapoly, Navadarshan conducts training programmes for students like junior scientist Programme, Pioneer Build up Programmes which aims at identifying and developing scientific and career aptitudes in school students. Department of chemistry organizes the chemistry classes for the students registered under this programme from various schools.

Invited talk on “Evolution of Periodic Table

Date : 30.01.2020

Resource Person: Dr. P.Ananthapadmanabhan, Asso. Professor (Retd) ,Maharajas college

Report : An Invited talk on Evolution of Periodic Table was organized by Department of Chemistry in connection with IGNITE-2019, commemorating 150 years of the periodic table. The resource person gave an inspire on the development of periodic table and the contributions of various scientists.