Student Support / Cells & Forums


Women’s cell

St Mary’s College, Thrissur is one of the premier educational institutions for women in central Kerala .The College are very much involved in curricular and extracurricular activities. As part of its efforts that the education and development of young women the college has a women cell. It was formally started in the year 1995-96 and is inaugurated by Smt. Ramani Keeran. The cell was started with the aim of empowering women and its motto is “Empower and Enrich”. The Women cell works for the development of the students, helping them to solve personal and academic problems. The cell undertakes various programmes to create awareness among the students about current problems related to women.

Objectives of Women's Cell

  • To inculcate among the young a sense of social commitment.
  • To provide training for women so that they become empowered in their younger age there by making them self sustainable in the society.
  • To create a feel of empathy among the youth to their fellow beings.
  • To explore their innate talents and utilize them to the maximum for the betterment of the society.


Innovation Cell

Innovation cell is established by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. Innovation is the process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value The purpose of this initiative is to systematically fostering the culture of innovation in all higher education institutions across the country. This is established to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years. Our college has envisioned the creation of Innovation Cell to promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campuses.


  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.


IPR Cell

St. Mary’s College Thrissur started IPR cell so as to protect the creations from the college. Intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds. Intellectual property rights are customarily divided into two main areas:
(i) Copyright and rights related to copyright.
The rights of authors of literary and artistic works (such as books and other writings, musical compositions, paintings, sculpture, computer programs and films) are protected by copyright, for a minimum period of 50 years after the death of the author. Here the works by staff and students of college are encouraged by protecting their rights.
(ii) Industrial property Industrial property can usefully be divided into two main areas:

  • The protection of distinctive signs, in particular trademarks (which distinguish the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings) and geographical indications
  • Other types of industrial property are protected primarily to stimulate innovation, design and the creation of technology. Here the technology from all departments are encouraged. In this category fall inventions (protected by patents), industrial designs and trade secrets.
  • The social purpose is to provide protection for the results of research works conducted in particular area and its development as a new product so that the technology reaches from bench to the society.

Yoga and Health Club

In order to maintain the physical and mental wellbeing of our students, we have Yoga and Health club functioning in our college. Yoga, the Art of living active life, has become a part of the club members. Through routine practice and training, Yoga helps to inculcate a rhythm to everyday life. Students are introduced to the various healthy ways of life, through classes and demonstration sessions. They have the privilege to use the different fitness equipments in the Gym and are given adequate time for exploring the techniques from Self-Defense classes. Expecting the different realms of fitness, students get an opportunity to master Zumba dance also. The holistic development of the participants, are taken into consideration by providing the various fitness activities.


Planning Forum

Planning Forum is an integral part of Economics Department. It provides a platform for the students to be aware of changes around the globe. The forum also helps the students to get an insight to the plan process and path of economic development attained by our country. Variety activities like seminars, debates, quiz, group discussions etc. are organized for all6 round development of the students and also to ensure healthy competition among them.

Blood Donor’s Forum

Blood Donor's forum of the College functions effectively under the department of Bio-technology. They organize Blood Donation Camps in the College in collaboration with IMA, in which staff and students donate blood generously. A data-bank of the Blood Group of St. Marians is kept in the College office


Science Forum

It plays a very significant role to update the general knowledge of the students and to equip them with necessary data about the modern scientific innovations. Frequent meetings, talks, exhibition, quiz competitions, discussions, debates etc. are effectively conducted by this association.


Dr.Litty Mathew Irimpan -Department of Physics
Dr. Deepa G Muricken - Department of Bio-Chemistry
Smt. Elizabeth Thomas - Department of Microbiology


Research Forum

To encourage and inculcate research aptitude among students St. Mary’s College Thrissur introduced research forum and departments actively encouraged students to participate in various research oriented programs and also to present their works in various seminars. College conducted research motivational talks to the students. Third year degree students and post graduate students from science and arts participated in various research oriented programs. As part of research forum students were given an orientation towards CSIR- NET classes by various departments. Students were encouraged to present research works in various seminars and student publications were also encouraged. Department of microbiology encouraged the research skills among students by conducting paper presentations every fortnightly Thursdays from reputed journals. This made students to understand various research activities in respective field. Students were made to analyse water samples for the microbiological analysis as a part of research extension programme. Department of Biochemistry encouraged and mentored students to participate in YUVA mastermind competition conducted by Malayala Manorama. Guidance were given to students in writing project proposals and also to develop new products based on the need of the day. Department of Botany encouraged students to attend various seminars and students to publish their work. Department of Chemistry takes an initiative for the students to do their projects in various institutes and introduce students to a research environment. College organised a research oriented talk on Intellectual Property Rights for introducing students regarding the importance of Intellectual property rights. Both Arts and Science departments actively encourage students to participate in research in relevant areas.


Dr.Deepa G Murickan -Department of Biochemistry