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2018-2019

Marian Centre for Advanced Research

MCAR is a Research division of St. Mary's College. Principal is the director, vice principal the coordinator and Dr. Kayeen Vadakkan is the Assistant Director. We at MCAR are committed to the promotion of Quality Research and are focused on providing a platform for the development of young talent in new innovations.

MCAR started in St. Mary’s college with an intention that to assure the quality in their project work and make them able to publish their papers in quality journals.

In MCAR we are doing interdisciplinary research, Students from Vimala College Thrissur, Carmal College mala, St. Joseph’s College Irinjalakuda, St. Berchmans College Changanacherry are currently doing their research work in MCAR in their corresponding subjects. We are providing consultancy services also, and our mission is the “Research for the amelioration of mankind and the environment”.

Sociology

Dr. Binu K
  • Coordinator of Lakshya free Entry in Service and Career Guidance Class in Rural Area since 2012.
  • Coordinator of Career Guidance and Placement cell since 2010 and mediated the placement of more than 1000 students.
  • Coordinator Road and safety club, Research activities etc.
  • Columnist in Matrubhumi Daily and published 14 popular articles,
  • Intellectually trained around 14000 police personals in Kerala including IPS probationary officers.
  • Trained around 2400 medical students and Thousands of forest officers and fire officer and nurses actors the state
  • Public information officer (RTI)
  • Coordinator Unnat Bhart Abhiayn, Central Government Project
  • Coordinator LAKSHYA free PSC coaching class in Thrissur district

Biotechnology

  • An introductory lecture on Biotechnology, its scope and current status along with the demonstration of various laboratory techniques on molecular biology and plant tissue culture were conducted for plus one students of Sandeepani Vidyaniketan, Kuttumukku, Ramavarmapuram, Thrissur on 9/11/2018 by Dr. Anu P A and Ms. Tisha Liza Tomy
  • Aswathy J K and Blessy Peter, students of II MSc. Biotechnology took classes on Introduction to Biotechnology for plus one students of Vivekodayam GHSS Thrissur on 9/11/2018
  • A chart exhibition on sources and scientific solid waste management was carried out at Vivekodayam GHSS Thrissur on 9/11/2018 for the higher secondary students.

Biochemistry

Dr. Deepa G Muricken
  • Dr. Deepa G Muricken collaboration between Dr. Joyce Jose, Assistant Professor, St. Thomas College Thrissur, regarding PhD work of Ms. Sheeba Raphael, St. Thomas College Thrissur and further publications.
  • Discussion on PhD Thesis (GCMS analysis) Ms. Anupama Kerala Agricultural University, 2018-19
  • Collaboration with Dr. Lincy Sara Varghese, B K College Amalagiri 2016-18, Research work and publication.
  • Collaboration with Dr. Bobby Joseph, Professor, Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Al-Azar Dental College Thodupuzha. 2016-17
  • Collaboration with Dr. Sabu Thomas Vice Chanceller, M G University and Dr. Jiya Jose, (2017-2019).
  • Life member: Society for Biological Chemists India
  • Board of Studies member in Biochemistry University of Calicut
  • Academic advisory board member of the Biotechnology Engineering Department, Sahrdaya College of Engg & Technology, Kodakara
  • Panel of Paper Evaluation
  • Dr. Deepa G Muricken served as the panel for paper evaluation of M.Sc Biotechnology (Metabolism and Basic Enzymology), St. Joseph’s College Irinjalakuda.
  • Member in Judging panel for Paper presentation during the natonal seminar Molecular tools and disease detection March 2018, Sahrdaya College of Engg & Technology, Kodakara.
  • Research Extension work
Mentored students of Devamatha CMI public school for the project MASTER BIN.
  • Doctoral Committee member for the PhD of Ms. Sangeetha Gopal from Biotechnology engineering, Sahrudaya college of Engineering and Technology, A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala.

Botany

Dr.Regi Raphael K
  • Delivered talk on “ World Environment Day” on June 5th ,2018 at St.Mary’s U.P.School, Chiyyaram
  • Conducted Public viva voce of Alby Alphons Baby at Bharathiar University on July 6th, 2018

Question paper setter:

  • Conducted Public viva voce of Alby Alphons Baby at Bharathiar University on July 6th, 2018

External Examiner in Autonomous Colleges:

  • V sem B.Sc. Degree Practical Examination- Vimala College, Thrissur 11-4-18 and 18-4-18
  • IV sem B.Sc. Complementary Degree Practical Examination- St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakkuda on 22 & 23-5-18.
  • IV sem B.Sc. Degree Practical Examination- Vimala College, Thrissur on 8-6-18.
  • IV sem B.Sc. Degree Supple Practical Examination- Vimala College, Thrissur 21-6-18.
  • Paper revaluation and scrutiny of Answer papers - V sem, III sem and I sem B.Sc. Botany at Vimala College, Thrissur on 7-11-18 and 8-11-18.
  • Paper revaluation and scrutiny of Answer papers - V sem, III sem and I sem B.Sc. Botany at St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakkuda on 12-11-18.
Dr.Rekha K
  • Inaugurated the World Environment Day celebrations 2018 of Sacred Heart convent English Medium L. P. School, Thrissur on 5-6-2018

Question paper setter:

  • V sem B.Sc. Degree Examination- Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam
  • I sem B.Sc. Degree Examination- St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakkuda
  • III sem B.Sc. Degree Examination- St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakkuda

External Examiner for paper valuation in Autonomous Colleges:

  • Paper revaluation and scrutiny of Answer papers - V sem, III sem and I sem B.Sc. Botany at St. Thomas College, Thrissur on 7-11-18.
Dr Sr Meena K Cheruvathur:
  • Inaugurated SASTHERAMELA at Sacred Herat school Thrisur on October 2018
  • A talk was delivered on world environment Day at Sacred Heart Higher secondary school on June 5th 2018

Chemistry

  • Our faculty members are question paper setters, for autonomous colleges.

2017-2018

Sl No: Name of Faculty Name of Institution
1 Dr. T.Geetha St.Thomas College(Autonomous) Thrissur
2 Dr. Manju Sebastian St.Thomas College(Autonomous) Thrissur, St.Joseph’scollege (Autonomous) Irinjalakuda
3 Dr. Bincy Joseph St.Berchmans’College, Changanassery, St.Thomas College(Autonomous) Thrissur
  • Our faculty members are conducting practical examinations for various autonomous colleges, chief for scrutinizing answer papers etc.
  • Dr. Sreelakshmi P Bhasker, Asst Prof., Dept of Chemistry was judged Thrissur revenue 1district science fair Projects held at LFHSS Irinjalakkuda on 15-11-2018

Computer Science

  • Invited talk on ‘Informatics’ at ASMABI College, Perumbilavu by Ms.Betsy Chacko : 5-11-18
  • Association Inauguration and Invited talk on ‘Nature Inspired Computing’ at Elims College, Thrissur by Ms. Betsy Chacko: 7-12-2018

Economics

Dr. Julie P Lazar
  • Session on research during national seminar at Vimala College Thrissur

Mathematics

  • Our faculty members are question paper setters for other universities and autonomous colleges.
  • Conducted State Level Mathematics Quiz competition on 10 August 2018
  • Smt. Thresiamma N J released Mathematics manuscript Magazine “Ganitha Kauthukam” of Marthoma Girls Higher Secondary School, Thrissur on 6th December 2018.

Microbiology

Dr. Meera C R
  • Subject Expert in the Interview Board for selection of Teaching Faculty to Tharananellur Arts & Science College, Irinjalakuda, on 13, April, 2018.
  • Inspection Commission for University of Calicut, for granting continuation of Provisional Affiliation to the Self Financing programme in B Sc Microbiology for the academic year 2018-19 at Tharananellur Arts & Science College, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur on 27/3/2018.
  • Chairperson for Centralised Valuation Camps in B Sc Microbiology, University of Calicut for Colleges in Thrissur and Palakkad Districts, from 2018 onwards.
  • Programme Convenor for Sr Dr Rani George Endowment Lecture and Intercollegiate Paper/ Poster Presentation Competition on the theme “Go Green Stay Healthy” organized by IQAC of St Mary’s College, Thrissur, on 4-5, December, 2017.
  • Judge under the subject theme Health for 44th Regional Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children” held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Thrissur on 12-01- 2017.
  • Programme Co-ordinator for KSCSTE-National Science Day (2016) Celebrations on the theme “Cancer Among Women-Prevention and Treatment Strategies”.
Dr. Dhanya K C
  • Question Paper Setter for Second Semester Degree Core Course ‘Food Microbiology I’, Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda.
  • Judge under the subject theme Health for 44th Regional Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Thrissur on 12-01- 2017.
  • Resource Person and delivered a talk on ‘Microbes in daily life’ for selected school students during BalaSasthra Congress organized by Sasthra Sahithya Parishath, Ollukkara Division on 07.01.2017.
  • Resource Person and delivered a talk on ‘Nanoparticles for targeted Drug Delivery’ at UGC sponsored national seminar on Nanotechnology on 18.02.2016 at EMEA college, Kondotty, Malappuram.
  • Programme Co-ordinator for KSCSTE sponsored Awareness Programme on ‘Monsoon Diseases - Prevention and Treatment’ As part of World Environment Day Celebrations, 2015
  • Member of the Asian Council of Science Editors (The ACSE)
Dr. Mabel Merlin Jacob
  • Research assistance in performing antimicrobial activity and antioxidant activity
  • Chief Examiner, Centrally Monitored Valuation Camp, Thrissur-Palakkad Zone, Calicut University
  • Question Paper Setter for PG Course in St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda (December 2016 & October 2018)
  • External Evaluator-MSc Biotechnology, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda (May, 2017)
  • Subject Expert for Selection of Assistant Professor in Microbiology at S N Group of colleges (November, 2012)
  • Member - Inspection commission for the continuation of provisional affiliation for MSc. Microbiology at Majlis Arts and Science College, Puramannur (March, 2014)
  • Life member in AM of India
  • Editorial board member for the Annals of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • Judge for intercollegiate and college level competitions
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