SMCNPK18 is a bacterial consortium of three bacteria which is synergistically act for the enhancement of soil fertility. This three bacterial strains fix the soil nitrogen and solubilize potassium and phosphorous. The product was developed by Marian Center for Advanced Research (MCAR), Research Division of St. Mary’s College as a part of bringing scientific knowledge into the use of rural population. The major highlight of this product when compared with its commercially available counterpart is its cost. This product is made available to anyone in a cost of INR 30. The launching of SMCNPK18 was done by Adv. V.S.Sunil Kumar, Honourable Minister for Agriculture. The Minister handed over the product to Dr. Sr. Lekha, Provincial Councilor of Social Work Apostolate on 11th July 2019.
MECSMC11 is a prestigious product developed by Marian Center for Advanced Research (MCAR), Research Division of St. Mary’s College as a part of using technological knowledge to over the challenges of climatic changes. This is a Microbially treated compost that could reduce the required water for the growth of a plant. MECSMC 11 is a compost enriched with essential bacteria that are capable of retaining the nutrient balance in the soil and maintain the fertility of the soil and made available to public in the cost of INR 20. Smt. Ajitha Vijayan, Honourable Mayor, Municipal Corporation of Thrissur, released MECSMC11 and handed over to Sr. Pavithra, Head Mistress, Sacred Heart School, Thrissur in the presence of Mr.K.Mahesh, Councilor, Municipal Corporation of Thrissur on 19th July 2019.
GEMS14(Growth Enhancing Microbial Solution) is a plant flowering agent that could induce rapid flowering in ornamental plant as well as edible plants. This consist of two packets that has to be fermented before use. This novel product was developed by Marian Center for Advanced Research (MCAR), Research Division of St. Mary’s College as a part of supporting agricultural entrepreneurs to get economic stability by organic farming. This flowering inducer GEMS14 is made available to public for cost of INR 50. This product was launched by Siju Wilson, Cine Artist during the inaugural function of Marian Monsoon Fest -DHARA 2019 on 26th July 2019.
VERMITOL is a state of the art advanced category of bio fertilizer developed by Marian Center for Advanced Research (MCAR), Research Division of St. Mary’s College. The production of this bio fertilizer is done by the usage of earth worm as an incubator for soil enriching bacteria. About 21 various bacteria along with bio fabricated compost is being fed to earthworm through which the product become highly nutritious. This enhanced bio fertilizer is made available to the public for INR 60. This product was handed over to T. N. Prathapan, Member of Parliament of Thrissur (Lok Sabha Constituency) by our college Principal Dr. Sr. Magie Jose in the presence of cine artists Mr.Nanda Kishore and Mr.Jayaraj Warrier, Thrissur District Collector S. Shanavas, Thrissur Mayor Smt.Ajitha Vijayan on 8th November 2019.
Students of microbiology department were mentored for developing “Emergency water purification cartridge’ under the guidance of Dr. Deepa G Muricken. The project was awarded 3rd prize in the state level innovation competition YUVA mastermind. The product is easy to carry and can be used anywhere. It is not power operated and water testing analysis shows that it is compatible with any of the available methods used now a days. It can be used as a water purification method in any difficult situations.
Dr. Deepa G Muricken from Biochemistry department mentored students of Devamatha CMI Public School for developing Master Bin. The project was selected as finalist in the state level innovation competition YUVA master mind. A combined method of mosquito trap and biowaste management process was developed. The system provides a faster rate of biowaste decomposition. The kitchen waste from houses can be converted usable manure for enriching soil and thereby increased production in agriculture field. The method is simple and easy to handle.
The waste management process developed here yielded good quality compost in very short duration than any available methods. An awareness class and waste management process using this method was given to corporate road residents association Thrissur as a community extension programme. The residents were taught to use this method for the waste management in their houses.
Dr. Deepa G Muricken of Biochemistry department mentored students of MSC Microbiology for the development of biogenic wound healing material. The project was selected for the finalist of state level innovation competition YUVA mastermind. The product has to be patented after completing some studies
Department of Biochemistry initiated PG students of biotechnology and microbiology to participate in Yuva mastermind programme conducted by ‘Malayala Manorama’ daily and secured second prize in the contest including Rs. 60,000, Award and Prasthipathram. The programme was intended to enhance the research aptitude in students by doing a short project in an applied field
Project title: Synthesis of Herbal mosquito repellant
We developed a very simple method for the synthesis of an herbal mosquito repellent using Herbal extracts. The repellent was very effective and safe in repelling mosquitoes.
Sales of repellent:
Sales of herbal mosquito repellent was conducted during YUVA mastermind exhibition and also in College. Repellent sales were conducted in college based on the demand by public and also by staff and students of the college. Based on the information from newspaper lots of queries and demand was there from the public. Repellent sales were conducted to the public during exhibition and also through courier services.