Student Support / Innovation and Incubation

Forums

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

Science Forum 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.

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 a 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. 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 IPR for introducing students regarding the importance of Intellectual property rights.

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.

Activities 2018-19
  • Exhibition on Dam Mysteries - Zapora 2K19 on 1st February 2019

The event comprises innovative and lively models. Firstly, the viewers were introduced to all the 43 dams in Kerala by listing and plotting their locations on the map of Kerala. The secret behind the construction of dams and the measures for protection of dams is explained with models and charts. The eye soothing grace of the Malampuzha garden was also put to life and promote dam tourism. The principles and mechanism behind the production of hydroelectric power was displayed. An art gallery showing the timeline of all dams in Kerala was followed by a presentation covering every aspects of a dam including its role in the recent Kerala flood. The prominent dams in Kerala were illustrated through models and collage. The destruction that the collapse of Mullaperiyar can cause and a lively model of the flood affected model of Chalakudy region were demonstrated. The game zone added fun to the event. ACV News channel and Newspapers such as Malayala manorama, Mathrubhumi and Deepika reported the event.

Activities 2017-18
  • Poster Presentation on the Life & quotes of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

A journey through the life and quotes of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is organized in the open stage from 9.00 AM to 3.15 PM. APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man’ who came to be known as ‘People’s President’ died on 27 July 2015 after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong. A lifelong scientist, Kalam’s prominent role in India’s 1998 nuclear weapons tests established him as a national hero. As President, Kalam utilised any opportunity that came to him to address students, especially school children, to dream big so that they became achievers in life. The exhibition is arranged to motivate young minds through his life and quotes.

Activities 2016-17
  • Exhibition on Pulses – Pathayam on 14 December 2016

The different pulses include nearly 21 types of pulses like pea, chick pea, green peas, rajma, chitrarajma, soya etc. The farming of pulses, weather and soil conditions for their effective growth, their nutritional values are exhibited. Pulses floral carpet and model of Thrissur round and Vadakkum Nathan temple with pulses add the beauty of the exhibition. Different food items made from pulses are exhibited and saled in the Thattukada section which motivate all to eat pulses and love pulses. In addition to Cartoons, Quotes and Poems, a Film show on the nutritional values of Pulses is also screened. ACV News channel, TCV and Newspapers such as Malayala manorama, Mathrubhumi and Deepika reported the event.

Activities 2015-16
  • Invited Talk on Solar Panel and uses of solar energy by Mr. Anto Chirayath, Electronic Technician on 17th September 2015 from 12.30 pm-1.30 pm in the Jubilee Hall

  • Talk on Ill-effects of Fireworks & Upkeep of Clean Environment by Prof. K R Janardhanan, Retd. HOD of chemistry, N.S.S College, Nenmara on 11th March 2016 from 9.30 am-11.00 am in the Jubilee Hall

  • Poster Presentation on the Life & quotes of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

October 15 being the birth anniversary of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, A journey through the life and quotes of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is organized in the open stage from 9.00 AM to 3.15 PM. APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man’ who came to be known as ‘People’s President’ died on 27 July 2015 after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong.

  • Quiz on Nobel Prize Winners-2016

The aim of this program is the enhancement of student-faculty interactive partnerships to strengthen education. The unique nature of the quiz is the nature of the participating teams which consists of one faculty, one PG student and 2 UG students. The expected outcome of this programme is to develop a research culture in the college that will occur through the close interaction of the faculty with the students by sharing their time, expertise and intelligence. The Quiz on Nobel Prize Winners is held on 19th February 2016 which is sponsored by Sopanam, Dr. C V Krishnan & Mrs. Nalini P Krishnan Charitable Trust, Thrissur.

Cell

Women’s cell organises various programmes in the college to create awareness among the student community about current issues related to women and also for empowerment of women. The cell works for the personality development of students and motivates them to be dutiful citizens of tomorrow. The Cell stands for the Motto -Enrich and Empower

Innovative Cell looks forward to enhance the innovative abilities of the faculty and students by motivating them and providing them with resources to bring out their potential. The cell also aims to commercialize the output for the betterment of the country.

Shaping Values

Values we hold are an important part of our life. They may be religious, cultural and moral. We offer catechism and value education classes to mould and enhance moral values of students

Catechism Education

Catechetical values are intended to promote the knowledge of faith, liturgical education, moral formation, and teaching on prayer. Our college provides opportunities for transmission of the gospel message and experience the fullness of Christian life, in an organic and systematic way. Catechism classes were started in the month of July in every academic year. Specific bible portions were allotted for UG and PG students to implant awareness in gospel. St Mathew, chapters 10-19 were given to UG students and St Mathew, chapters 10-19 & Revelations, Chapters 10-22 were given to PG students. Study materials were provided to the students to make them familiar with the lives of Saints. Various short films and thoughtful talks were arranged for the inculcation of catechetical values.

  • Catechism and Vachanamezhuth examinations of the I, II &III UG students were held on 2/2/18
  • Catechism and Vachanamezhuth examinations of the I&II PG students were held on 6/2/18. Prizes were distributed for the toppers

Catechism Committee consists of the following members

  • Smt Shiny V K
  • Smt Jinu Josy
  • Smt Elizabeth P Thomas
  • Smt Jincy Francis

Value Education

St Mary’s College takes utmost care to instill moral and spiritual values in young marians besides excellent education. Value education classes are conduted weekly on every Monday from 2.20 pm -3.15 pm. Prescribed text books are followed for UG and PG students. At the end of the year, evaluation is done by examination and certificates are distributed to the topper and other students who score the pass mark. In addition to the weekly classes, tutorial and classes based on moral, spiritual, social values are also conducted to help students to acquiretrue knowledge and wisdom in their life. Life guidance and other programmes including motivational talks and short film shows are also conducted for all students to cater their needs.

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