Joint research project with Sophia University, Japan, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and The Essex University, UK

Evaluation of the Kerala Model Relief Centres: Integrating a Gender sensitive disaster management plan,’ a joint research project undertaken by St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous) and Sophia University, Japan along with Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and The Essex University, UK.  The project is expected to be complete by September 2019. The project would progress in a three-step approach including a primary research and survey followed by a workshop involving different stakeholders (National, State and International) and finally formulation of a gender sensitive action plan with the gathered intelligence and data which could be instituted before the onset of next monsoon.

The research team comprises of Dr. NirmalaPadmanabhan, Associate Professor of the Department of Economics, St. Teresa’s College as the Primary investigator and Dr. ShobaArun, faculty Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Ms. Utthara G, research fellow and Ms. Sona Thomas, head of the Centre for Research and Development, St. Teresa’s College as the co-investigators. Dr. Keiko Hirao, Faculty of the Department of Sociology, Sophia University Japan, Dr. Mridul Epen, honorary fellow at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Dr. G. Raveendran, former Additional Director General, Central Statistical Organisation, Government of India and Dr. ShobaArun, faculty Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK forms the advisory board.

Cochin Jews or the Malabar Jews are the oldest Jewish groups in India. The Dekel family who had migrated to Israel during the first wave of the Zionist movement has expressed an interest in tracing back their historic background in Kerala. With this intention the family has funded a research Project at St. Teresa’s college, which will be awarded to Undergraduate students of the Department of History under the guidance of the Centre for Research and Development.

St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam, is embarking on a new initiative for holistic development of students through experiential learning — High Ability Learners Programme. The student will be chosen for the flagship programme when she manifests consistent and outstanding performance in academics and extra-curricular activities.

The High Ability Learners Programme aims to take students out of their comfort zones and involve them in hands-on projects to enhance their learning. The college endeavors to equip students with skills for their future and create networks that will help them build successful careers. As part of the programme, students will be encouraged to take up internships, participate in national and international projects, publish their original research, enroll in online courses, and apply for scholarships for higher studies even as they’re still pursuing their Bachelors’ Degrees.

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