The Department of Chemistry of our college came into existence when a batch of Pre-degree class was started teaching Science group in 1968. Mr. P.P. Varghese was the solitary member and H.O.D. In 1971 two more members- Prof. Sumangaladevi and Prof. Jacob Peter joined. When Pre-degree batches were increased in 1980, the Faculties of the Department were further expanded with the appointment of Prof. N.Sivasankaran Kartha, Prof. Suma Elias, Prof.C.V. Sankaran, Dr. Padma P and Dr. P.N. Harisarma.
Till 1992, the activities of the Department were limited to the Pre-degree level. In 1993 when a Degree course with Physics as the main subject was started in the College, the Department was assigned the work of teaching Chemistry as the subsidiary subject. Finally in 1995, all concerned, especially the student community, were overjoyed when an under graduate course in Chemistry was started. To the excitement and academic enthusiasm of the Department as well as the whole SSV College, a Post Graduate Course in Chemistry is sanctioned in the year 2013. For this we owe our gratitude to our Management who was instrumental in attaining the necessary approval from the Government, which was not effortless to materialize. This college situated in a rural area. Still the Department is privileged to get studious from all over Kerala. We are looking forward to a great future of Academic Excellence to the Student Community.
We are swollen with pride when we say that since its commencement our Department has worked untiringly to attain the objective for which our College stands for. We have an extremely healthy student-teacher relationship, which make teaching process undemanding and the learning process easy.