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Research & Consultancy

The Institution has always maintained a Research Culture and has taken up a number of minor and major research projects funded by UGC, DST, CIFT, ICAR and ICMR-AIMS. Research publications, Ongoing Research and Consultancy have added to the professional development of the Faculty.

Commitment to basic long term research as the foundation for future development is the concern of the Institution. In research, there is progressive sharing of academic knowledge and resources to create new resources. It has established academic and research linkages with National and International Universities, Governments and Industries.

    The institution has 6 Full Fledged Research Departments.

  • 24 Research Guides are actively involved in Research; among them 10 are present Faculty members, 9 are retired Faculty members.
  •  During the post accredited period 13 research scholars were awarded Ph. D degree – Botany – 6, Home Science – 5, Sociology – 2.
  •  The Institution has completed 3 major and 15 minor research projects and at present there are 3 major and 20 minor ongoing research projects funded by UGC and other Agencies.
  • Dr. Anu Gopinath, Department of Chemistry participated and presented a paper in the Second Inter Governmental Oceanographic Commission WESTPAC training Course in China from 8th to 11th June 2011.
  • Two of our Faculty Members Dr Latha Nair R. and Dr. Anu Gopinath are engaged in International Collaborative Research Programmes.
  • Dr. Anu Gopinath has been selected for the Prestigious Post doctoral Commonwealth Scholarship, 2010.
  • Five Faculty members are pursuing Collaborative Research Programmes at the State as well as National Level.
  • Faculty Members of the Departments of English, French, Sociology, Botany, Home Science, Chemistry and Women Study Centre do Consultancy, free of charge.

Research Committee

A Research Committee has been Constituted to monitor, assist and evaluate the research activities. Its objectives are as follows:

  • To screen the Research/ Project Proposals of the Institution and Faculty before forwarding it to the sponsoring agencies
  •  To assist in preparing the proposals for the conduct of seminars / workshops /conferences and forward it to the funding agencies
  •  The committee studies the importance and relevance of a course and its employability before introducing it
  •  It assists the coordinators of different departments in the allocation of UGC grants
  • It undertakes periodic evaluation of various research activities of the entire Institution and its development programmes
  • To motivate the prospective researchers to apply for major and minor projects
  •  Exchange of faculty to promote interdisciplinary research

The following are the members of the Research Committee:

Sl. No.NameDesignationChairperson/Member
1 PrincipalChairperson
2Dr. Rose P. IgnatiusAssociate ProfessorCoordinator
3Prof. Dr. K.S. KumariPrincipal, Community College, Pondicherry Central University [Former HOD, H.Sc. Dept.]Member
4Dr. Helen K.J.Associate ProfessorMember
5Dr. Celine E.Associate ProfessorMember
6Dr. Kala. M.S.Associate ProfessorMember
7Dr. Lizzy MathewAssociate ProfessorMember
8Dr. Gladis Mary John C.Associate ProfessorMember
9Dr. Ushamani M.Associate ProfessorMember

Linkages / Collaborations and Academic Consultancy

Dr. Latha Nair R., Dept of English has been the Consultant for the following:-

  • Conduct of international Seminars in Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Bangalore and effecting a linkage between London Metropolitan University U.K. and MCIM
  • Consultant for Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia in the conduct of quality enhancement Programmes in Selected Academic Institutions/Universities in Kerala
  •  Consultant for the collaborative Project- Based Research Programmes with Mahatma Gandhi University
  •  Consultant for the conduct of  3 Academic Programmes for staff & students of  2 days duration in  St. Teresa’s College
  •  Consultancy in channelizing academic demands and requirements of ELT in the Indian education scenario to the foreign universities.
  • Main  Consultant for the CSR project of Sobha Developers
  •  Consultancy in relevance of Emotional Content  in Teaching School Children- Saraswathy Vidya Nikethan Schools
  • Communication Skills, Lesson Planning to promote Learner Autonomy – Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Elamakkara and Eroor
  • Consultancy is given in selection of  research topics, methodology and thesis planning to the faculty and Research scholars of Sarah Tucker College, Thirunalveli, Bharathiyar University, American College, Madurai.

Dr. Anu Gopinath, Dept. of Chemistry has been

    Research consultant for the International project on assessing the level of radio nuclides  in Sea Foods collected from Seven South East Asian Countries – China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hongkong, Philippines and India. She is the only Indian partner in all consultations regarding radio nuclides from Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts

Dr. Lizzy Mathew and Dr Lisa Jacob, Department of Botany

    Consultancy in Identification and  Taxonomical Classification of Plants for recreational parks ” Corporation of Kochi, Cochin port trust, Government Tourism Resorts ” Bolghatty Heritage Palace.

Smt. Sabeena Bhaskar, Dept. of French does Consultancy for

    Tourism Department of India, Kerala, DTPC
              Travel Agencies in Kerala seek consultation to assist  the Foreign Tourists.
              Consultancy in Translation.
              She has prepared a handbook for the French Nationals, on  request by the Department of Tourism.

Dr. Tessy Anthony C. – Department of English has given consultancy in

  img409_ 3694  Framing  course modules for the In Service  Training Programme for  Teachers at Tertiary Level – IGNOU- iCAT – Institute for Competency Advancement of  Teachers



Dr. Priya  K. Nair, Department of English has developed Communication Technology and e-Content

    Main consultant for Malayala Manorama in developing Multimodal CD for Better  Speaking Skills in  English.
            Framing syllabus for RAK University, Sharjah
            Framing syllabus for NANMA – NGO

Prof. Reshmi H. Poojara, Dept. of Home Science

    Has given  Diet Counselling consultancy and developed Nutrition Health Education materials connected with Cardiovascular Risk factors among school going children in Kochi to the Dept. of Pediatric Cardiology, AIMS – Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

P.G. Students of M.Sc. Food and Nutrition

    Give Consultancy in Cookery and cooking in a better way without losing the nutritive values of the food to the chefs in Casino Group of Hotels.  They give similar consultancy to the prospective chefs, Food Craft Institute, Kalamassery

Dr. Dhanya N., Department of Home Science

    Has given consultancy  for   Centre for Disability Studies , in evolving Friendly Play Equipments for Disabled

Dr. Leena Leon and Prof. Shilpa Jose have

 img866_ 9005   Given consultancy on New Product Development, Sensory Analysis, Market Analysis and Training for Entrepreneurs to CIFT- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology and ICAR – Indian Council of Agricultural Resources, Kochi


Dr. Nirmala Padmanabhan

    Has given consultancy in evolving  a model administrative body at the Grama Panchayat Level for KILA – Kerala Institute of Local Administration

Smt. Lekha Sreenivasan  Department of Women Studies

    img868_ 4921Has given consultancy in framing  the syllabus for the Certificate Course in Fashion Designing Kerala Government Technical Education-KGT
    Online Consultant  for Fashion Friends, Manorama On-Line and Malayala Manorama News Daily & Deshabhimani  News Daily


Department of Women Study Centre has given consultancy to

    Gandhi Smaraka Grama Seva Kendram [District  Centre of  Gandhi Memorial National Trust, New Delhi]  for the upliftment of Self- Help groups  by providing ideas and techniques to create innovative designs using Khadi materials  which is wearable and   exportable , targeting  European markets
    Needy women entrepreneurs of the slum area of Mattancherry for starting and running tailoring units, for free.

Teresian Research and Consultancy Cell (TRACC)

img515_ 2732The Consultancy and Intellectual Property Cell titled Teresian Research and Consultancy Cell (TRACC) was launched in 2011 with the aim of enhancing research and consultancy activties of the college.


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