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.
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.
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:
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 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 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
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.
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.