Department of Chemistry organized a seminar on “Communicating Science for Sustainable Future” in connection with the National Science Day Celebrations with the sponsorship of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, Thiruvananthapuram and Environment and DST, Government of India on 23rd February, 2019 at Al-Ameen College, Edathala. The main focus of the seminar was to enhance the scientific temper in the minds of people of all age groups.


The inaugural session was presided over by Prof. M.B. Sasidharan, Principal of our college. Prof. Indu G, Head of the Department of Chemistry welcomed the gathering. Dr. Sreekuttan M.U, Scientist, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, CSIR-Madras inaugurated the session and also addressed the students. The talk was successful in elucidating the importance of science day for the better future of the people. The session ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. LejiLatheef, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry.


Talk on “Electrochemical Remediation Technologies for Green Energy and Better Life” Resource Person: Dr. Sreekuttan M.U Scientist,CSIR, Madras. The session was handled by a renowned scientist in the area of electrochemical research. He began the session with the overwhelming energy demands and alarming depletion rate of fossil fuel in the world. The need to search an environmentally benign and cost effective renewable energy resources has increased day by day. The speaker elucidated the various available renewable energy resources and also the attraction of electrochemically driven green energy devices such as Batteries, Ultra capacitor and Fuel Cells in the recent  years. A brief overview on the recent development of such energy devices were narrated in the presentation. It covers the electrochemical generation of green fuel, electrochemical storage of energy and electrochemical generation of energy from green fuel using fuel cells. A brief theory of these energy devices and the electrode reactions happen during the electrochemical reaction were also addressed in the presentation.The class was very informative and interactive.


Department of Chemistry conducted intercollegiate essay writing and poster designing
competitions based on the theme..Eleven students participated for essay writing and ten
students actively participated for poster designing competitions.


Our resource person declared himself extremely happy from the feedback of students. The
programme was extremely useful for the students to know about the importance of science
day for future generation.