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Department of Chemistry

In order to facilitate students, faculties and researcher to share or learn knowledge during the pandemic, PG Department of Chemistry, Arul Anandar College (Autonomous), Karumathur, Madurai has organized International Webinar on Photocatalyts and Electrocatalysts on 29-07-2020 between 10.00 am - 12.00 pm. Dr. Prabhakaran Arunachalam, Assistant Professor, Electrochemical Science Research Chair, Chemistry, Science College, King Saudi University, Riyadh - 11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Dr. N. Clament Sagaya Selvam, Research Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea has been invited as Resource Persons for the International Webinar. Dr. Prabhakaran Arunachalam presented the topic entitled "Advanced Materials for Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Applications" and Dr. N. Clament Sagaya Selvam presented the topic entitled "Electrocatalysis for Sustainable Hydrogen Fuel Generation: Fundamentals and Application". Almost 100 participants were attended the webinar via live streaming in YouTube. The whole webinar was recorded in YouTube (https://youtu.be/afbQkvcslNk).

PG Department of Chemistry, Arul Anandar College (Autonomous), Karumathur, Madurai has conducted National Level Online E-Quiz on Fundamentals of Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry on 20-07-2020 at 11.00 - 11.30 am. Almost 120 participants in each quiz were attended from all over India. The answer key for both the quiz along with the explanation for each question were prepared in video format by Dr. M. Amalraj and has been shared to all the participants as YouTube link.
https://youtu.be/Ddq7775nJY0 for Fundamentals of Chemistry
https://youtu.be/HTMeShhHm9E for Advanced the Chemistry

Conference aims at providing a platform to students, researchers and academicians to share knowledge and ideas in their respective field. Having this objective, The Department of Chemistry of AAC has been organizing the conferences on "Expanding Frontiers in Chemistry (EFC)" every year since 2001 which received overwhelming responses. The conference aims to bring different ideologies under one roof and providing the opportunities to exchange ideas face to face in order to establish research relations. As part of the celebration of Golden Jubilee for Arul Anandar College and Ruby Jubilee for Chemistry department, we have organized a one-day UGC sponsored International Seminar on Expanding Frontiers in Chemistry-19 on 13th September, 2019 at Arul Anandar College, Karumathur. Around 80 participants including national and international participants, research guides, research scholars and post-graduate students had actively participated. This proceeding of the conference (ISBN number: 978-93-86712-89-9) has been documented with utmost care and released. Prof. Dr. K. Pitchumani. Prof. Dr. K. Pitchumani, Vice Chancellor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Dr. T. Mohan Das, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Central University of Thiruvarur, Tamilnadu and Dr. M. Saravanan, Professor, College of Health Science, Mekelle University, Ethiopia were invited as key-note speakers.

Workshop was conducted to encourage students to prepare for competitive exams like CSIR-NET/GATE Examinations. The Department of Chemistry organized a workshop on NET/SET/GATE in Chemistry on 10th March 2018 at Arul Anandar College. PG students of Arul Anandar College and Students from outside colleges attended the workshop and got benefited.

ChemFest-2k19 is an interdepartmental competition conducted by the Department of Chemistry to bring out the talents from the students of different colleges. Some of the brain storming events are conducted such as Chem Quiz, Chem Meme creation, Chem Turncoat, Chem Presentation, Chem Rangoli, Chem Adact and Mr./Mrs. Chemistry. More than 300 participants from 30 colleges have participated in the event on 19th December 2019. Overall Championship Trophy was also given to the college who scored more points in the chem competitions.

Chemistry association is an active association functioning exclusively for the benefit of the students. Arranging Invited Lectures, Science Day Celebration, Celebration of Mendaleev's Birthday Celebration, Organizing Quiz, speech competitions are the key-functions of chemistry association. In addition, the students are encouraged to attend Seminars, Workshops and Symposia and various inter-collegiate competitions. They are also encouraged to present their project research work in National and International Conferences.

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