Department of Chemistry (Aided)

  • To empower rural young women through quality education in the field of Chemical Sciences with both theoretical and technical knowledge to pursue higher education to fulfill the regional, national and global demands.
  • Offering learners deep knowledge in theoretical and practical chemistry for their professional development.
  • Developing practical knowledge and research aptitude of learners.
  • Facilitating learners to recognize the applications of chemistry in everyday life to progress as entrepreneurs.
  • Inculcating social awareness and responsibility regarding the constructive use of Chemistry in daily life.
History of the Department
  • The Department of Chemistry became a full-fledged department with the beginning of degree course in the year 1977. The Department offers B.Sc. (Chemistry) under the Choice Based Credit and Semester System with Mathematics/Botany and Physics as allied courses. It has 42 golden years of glorious history to its credit. This is one of the largest science departments of the college with a well equipped laboratory, furnished storeroom and three spacious classrooms.
Highlights of the Department
  • Introduction of environment friendly microscale experiments in organic analysis to reduce pollution and requirement of chemicals.
  • Harvesting rain water in chemistry laboratory and demineralising it using ion-exchanger for usage as distilled water in science laboratories.
  • Presenting papers at Regional, National and International level conferences by the faculty members .
  • Visiting various industries as field trips.
  • Celebrating National days by students under the guidance of the faculty.
  • Organising Interdepartmental course on "Processing of consumer products".
  • Encouraging students to undergo summer training projects/ workshops in various scientific institutions.
  • Exposing the students to the latest trends in chemistry by organizing a series of guest lecturers every academic year.
  • Waste water treatment plant is installed before the Chemistry lab.
  • Department of Chemistry receives grant from DBT Star College Scheme from 2020-2023 for strengthening the infrastructure of UG Departments.
  • Purchased the Equipment for Project and Consultancy (bought under DBT Star College Scheme)
    • Flame Photometer
    • Muffle Furnace
    • UV Photo reactor
    • BOD, COD analyser
    • Ultrasonicator
    • Spectrophotometer
  • Water Quality Analysis lab is functioning from 2021 onwards.
  • Our Department renewed MoU with SRNM College, Sattur from 2023 to 2026 for staff and student exchange programme, in the context of professional training and knowledge empowerment programmes for the students of both institutions.
  • Our Department made an MoU with Pasumark Oil mills, Virudhunagar from 2022 onwards for internship and project work.
  • Our department collaborated with MKU & Saraswathy Narayanan College, Madurai to carry out project work and for invited lectures.
  • Received project grant from TNSCST and VVVC managing board.
  • Offered laboratory training to Government and Government aided School students.
  • Empowerment of adopted village people by offering entrepreneurship skill training.

Programmes offered

S.No. Name of the Programme Sanctioned Strength Syllabus
B.Sc. Chemistry

Faculty Members

Dr. M. Dhanalakshmi
Head & Assistant Professor
Dr. M. Amutha
Associate Professor
Mrs. R. Nagasathya
Assistant Professor
Dr. J. Kavitha
Assistant Professor
Dr. A. Anitha
Assistant Professor
Mrs. A. Prasanna
Assistant Professor
Department Achievements
  • Giving consultation services for water quality analysis and lime powder for Building construction.
  • Chemistry Association functions with various activities at the interdepartmental level and intercollegiate level.
  • Dr.M.Amutha and Dr. A.Anitha possesses supervisor recognition from MKU, Madurai.
  • Dr.J.Kavitha achieved Minor Research Project for Rs. 4,00,000/- from UGC-SERO and from Tamilnadu State Council for Science & Technology for Rs. 10,000/-.
  • Dr.M.Dhanalakshmi received doctoral degree and Mrs. A. Prasanna submitted her research thesis.
  • Dr.M.Dhanalakshmi, Dr.M.Amutha, Mrs.R.Nagasathya, Dr.J.Kavitha contributes chapters in Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Areas of Chemical Sciences, ISBN: 978-81-956419-4-9, 2022, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar.
  • G.Valarmathi and M.Dhivya Bharathi received Sakalakalavalli Award for Social Activity and Artwork respectively in the academic year 2022-2023 from our institution.
  • G.Valarmathi received Chinna Kalaivaanar Award in 2022 from Global Books of Records.
  • V.Iswarya Arumugalakshmi qualified IIT-JAM Examination in 2023.
  • Students won prizes in inter and intra collegiate level Seminars and competitions.


  • Our Department renewed MoU with SRNM College, Sattur from 2023 to 2026 for staff and student exchange programme, in the context of professional training and knowledge empowerment programmes for the students of both institutions.

LoU Activities with Department of Chemistry, Saraswathi Nadar College, Perungudi, Madurai

S.No. DateActivity Lecture on "Inorganic Photochemistry" on Water Analysis for PG Projects of Students from SN College

LoU Activities with Department of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

S.No. DateActivity to 19.09.2022Research Project, Paper Presentation & Article Publication

Details of Consultancy

S.No. Name of the Consultancy Project Consulting / Spooling Agency
1Analysis of Lime Powder used for building constructionsRaja Water Supplies, Virudhunagar
2Analysis of Lime Powder used for building constructionsSwastic Lime Industries, Amattur
3Estimation of hardness of ground and drinking waterWater samples in and around Virudhunagar from the Public
4Analysis of Lime Powder used for building constructionsSwastic Lime Industries, Amattur
5Estimation of hardness of drinking waterV.V.V. College, Hostel (old and new) Mineral Water Plants
6Estimation of hardness of drinking waterV.V.V. Nursing College Mineral water plant
7Estimation of hardness of ground waterVignesh Colony, Virudhunagar
Alumnae have distinguished themselves as
  • Teachers in Schools and Colleges
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Junior Assistants in Banks and Government Offices.

Our prominent alumni are:
  • Dr.Ramalakshmi, Joint Director of Planning & Development, Directorate of Collegiate Education,Vellore Region, Vellore
  • Mrs.R.Rajalakshmi, Sub Inspector of Police (Finger Print),Single Digit finger print Bureau, District Police Office, Virudhunagar District
  • Dr.Veeralakshmi, DST – Women Scientist, Department of Applied Science and Technology, A.C. Tech. Campus,Anna University,
  • Mrs.Lakshmi Balasubramanian, Manager -Administration, HopeWorks Foundation, Bangalore
  • Mrs.S.Vidhya Priya ,Proprietor, MS instruments and Equipments, Chennai
  • Dr.V.Gomathi Sangareswari, Associate Professor of Chemistry,G.V.N.College, Kovilpatti
  • Dr.L.A.Uma Maheswari, Assistant Prof. of chemistry, M.V.Muthiah Govt. Arts College for Women, Dindigal
  • Dr.Hemalatha, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Devanga Arts College,Aruppukottai
  • Mrs.P.Niranjana, P.G.Assistant in Chemistry, Kalaimagal.Hr.Sec.School Ramachandrapuram-626126, Srivilliputhur
  • Dr.Dhanalakshmi,Post-Doctoral Fellow,IPC,Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore
  • Mrs.M.Kaleeswari, P.G.Assistant, Govt. Hr. Sec. School,Kallamanaickerrpatti
  • Mrs.R.Uma, B.T.Assistant, S.S. Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School, Rajapalayam
  • Mrs.V.Rajalakshmi, B.T.Assistant, Government Hr. Sec. School, Kalkudi, Pudukkottai District
  • Mrs.S.Vannialakshmi, B.T. Assistant, Municipal High School,Kottai, Namakkal
  • S.Durga Devi, PG. Assistant, Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Kattanoor
  • Mrs.Ramathilagam,PG Assistant in Chemistry, Municipal Hr. Sec. School, Sivakasi.
  • Mrs.Surekha, Primary Teacher, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chennai
  • Dr.Mariammal, Guest Lecture, M.V. Muthiah Govt. Arts College for Women, Dindigal
  • Mrs.N.Santhanalakshmi,BT Assistant,Kshatriya Girls’ Higher Secondary School,Virudhunagar
  • Mrs.R.Alagu Murugayee,PG Assistant, SP Girls’ Higher Secondary School , N.Mettupatti
  • Mrs.S.Kavitha,BT Assistant, R.M.R.M.Govt.G.Hr.Sec.School,Singampunari
  • Mrs.M.Subbulakshmi, Ph.D Resarch Scholar, S.R.N.M. College, Sattur
  • Mrs.M.Subbulakshmi Ph.D Resarch Scholar, S.R.N.M. College, Sattur
  • Mrs.S.Induja, Ph.D Resarch Scholar, Thiagarajar College, Madurai.
  • Ms.Lakshmi Priya ,Ph.D Resarch Scholar,Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • Ms.K.Porkodi, Project Assistant, Department of Inorganic and Physical chemistry, Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore – 560012.

Address : Dr.M.Dhanalakshmi,
Assistant Professor & Head,
Department of Chemistry (Aided),
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women,
Virudhunagar - 626 001.

Mail Id

Contact Number: 94890 88709