The Department of Chemistry was established in the year 1973 offering Pre –University course. Mrs. Radha was the first Head of the Department. Mrs. N.Shunmuga Parvathy rendered her untiring service to the department right from its inception till her retirement with great foresight and contributed to the success of the department. She was followed by Dr. P.G.Seetha Lakshmi, the former Principal and Dr.K.Sarada who carried out mission effectively. Many towering personalities like Mrs.Vedha, Mrs.T.Ratnamoni and Mrs. K.Ananthavalli who led the department had helped it to gain a firm foothold through their indefatigable work. In 2013, M.Sc Chemistry course was introduced in unaided stream. At present the department is headed by Dr.H.Kohila Subathra Christy and Dr.D.Shanmuga Priya is the permanent faculty working now. Dr.P.Yokeswari Nithya, Dr.S.Sankara Vadivu, Dr.C.Stella Packiam, Mrs.S.Kalaiarasi, Ms.P.Gurulakshmi and Dr.T.Akkini Devi are the faculties working in the unaided stream. The department offers an Add on course on “Industrial Chemistry”. The classes are conducted for the first degree students during zero hours. Students participate extensively in career oriented programmes, skill oriented programmes, certificate course on Industrial training etc. Many University ranks have been bagged by our students. Many of our Alumnae have been placed in reputed organisations, industries, colleges, schools and in other institutions including the Nationally renowned CFTRI.