Department of Chemistry was incepted as a Teaching Dept. in the year 1980 in the erstwhile P.G centre of Madurai Kamaraj University and later in 1990 September it was inducted in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli when this University was officially commissioned.
Now this dept. has flourished in to a bigger Teaching – cum– research dept. secured the status of DST FIST (Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) sponsorship and remains one of the few active departments of this University.
It offers academic courses of M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D (Full time & Part time) in Chemistry.
The Syndicate of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (at its 155th meeting held on 26-11-2014) has approved to create School of Chemistry by incorporating the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.