The School of Chemistry established in the year 2008 at IISER Thiruvananthapuram has a vibrant academic and research ambiance with around 15 faculty members, 3 Emeritus/Visiting/Adjunct faculties, 71 PhD students, 3 research associates, 3 project assistants, 99 BS-MS students who have opted for chemistry as the major and 4 technical assistants. The school also hosts a large number of under-graduate and post-graduate students for short projects. The research activities of the school cover a wide range of areas in chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry). The department is actively involved in research in the areas of inorganic and organometallic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, supra-molecular chemistry, DNA nanotechnology, photo-physics and photochemistry of nanomaterials and hybrid materials, NMR spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry, computational chemistry and non-linear dynamics. On the experimental front, the department has a large number of state-of-the-art research facilities including 500MHz NMR, single crystal X-ray diffractometer, powder X-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope, absorption spectrometer, emission spectrometer, infrared spectrometer, Raman spectrometer, circular dichroism spectrometer, femtosecond transient absorption and fluorescence, nanosecond transient absorption, picosecond fluorescence, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analyzer, DNA and peptide synthesizers. The computational facilities include 3 clusters with a total of 120 processors.