Creative Club of the College was formed in 2009. In 2014 the Club was renamed as Entrepreneurship Development Club. The Entrepreneurship Development Club was registered with Directorate of Industries and Commerce under the Entrepreneurship Development Club program of Department of Industries and Commerce, Govt. of Kerala in 2017. The Club aims at developing entrepreneurship culture among the student community and also to equip them with skills and techniques to become successful entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The Club promotes self-employment possibilities through classes in Tailoring, Flower making, Advertisement Designing, Preparation of detergents, cleaners and so on. To enhance the marketing ability and also to promote the concept of earn while you learn, exhibitions cum fairs are arranged within the college. The Club has taken initiative to encourage production and sale of Toilet Cleaners, Cloth Bags, and Fish Amino.
Bhoomithrasena Club has been established in the College in the academic year 2010-2011 under the State Plan scheme for the colleges of the State for strengthening the commitments of students towards environmental protection. The main activity of the club is focused on understanding and sensitizing the society on the environmental concerns of the local areas. Department of Environment and Climate Change provides fund and guidelines for the smooth functioning of the Club. A faculty is appointed as the Faculty-in-Charge (FIC) of the College for the coordination of the Club activites. In order to generate awareness of various environmental issues different programmes like awareness class by experts in the field, competitions, Cleaning programme inside and outside the campus, planting of tree saplings, seed throwing drive , Nature trip and Nature camp etc. are undertaken by the Club.
Performing Arts Club of our college nurtures and nourishes the students’ skills in arts, especially dance and drama. The Club provides opportunities to better the dancer and actor in students through constant engagement and also through workshops conducted by professionals. The Club facilitates the study the fundamentals of acting, directing, design, and theater technology and also promotes performance skills of the members.The members of the club are encouraged to participate in various events inside and outside campus.
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.
Kerala is one of the most sought destinations in the global tourism map. The need of conserving and preserving the natural and cultural resources has been the central focus of the state activities .The promotion and development of tourism in kerala has been generating employment opportunities, preserving environment ,promoting cultural heritage etc . Apart from income generation, the tourism aspects help in boosting the civic sense of the individuals.
The innovative programs of District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) has been creating awareness among students and the public as well. It resulting in the active participation of tourism activities in the state. In connection with encouraging tourism activities, St.Mary’s college also took part by affiliating tourism club to DTPC since 2005, under the active involvement of Smt. Celine P C , the associate professor of Department of History. The celebrations of renowned days are fostering the general awareness about the global tourism progress among the students. The main goal of the club is to create rational approach towards environment and nature, also to explore nature. it contribute towards national integration and international amity. The club encourages the students to identify and locate the potential tourist spots in the district. It enhances the Cultural identity of the students at a very early age.
IT Club of St Mary’s college, Thrissur strives to nurture the technical skills of students in the field of Information and Technology. The club consists of members from various departments and conduct various activities to make the students technically competent and familiarize them with the day to day technologies.
Literary club works under the initiative of the Department of English, St. Mary’s College, Thrissur. The Club aims to find out the budding talents among the students who may become the promising writers of tomorrow. Meetings of the Literary Club were held every last Monday of each month. Students were given opportunity to exhibit their talents through reciting poems, stories and book reviews written by them. The total strength of the club is restricted to a maximum of 80 (Inclusive of I, II and III years of UG & PG). Literary Club aims to foster love for language by enhancing literary creativity and provide an avenue for self-expression beyond the regular curriculum.
Archaeology club was formed in the year 2000.The main objectives of this club are to create awareness among the students and the public about our cultural heritage. Archaeology club organizes site visits to develop interest in history and culture among the students. The club functions jointly with Dept. of History. Membership is limited to the students of History department.
One faculty member of Dept. of History is the Coordinator. Two student representatives are elected. The main activities of the Club are site visits to places of archeological and historical importance and collection of artifacts and preservation and maintenance of History Museum.
Red Ribbon Club, funded by The Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS), is a movement started by the Department of Biotechnology, St Mary’s college through which, students will spread awareness over HIV / AIDS. It envisages to instill charity mind among all the students to extend their able help towards developing healthy life styles, donating blood to all the needy by promotion of Regular voluntary blood donation. To dwindle the consequence of this, Red Ribbon Club in association with Department of Biotechnology organizes invited lecture , street plays and flash mobs etc.
The Quiz club aims to identify students who have a flair for quizzing among the students who join the College every year. The Quiz Club acts as a platform for exercising one's curiosity, connecting the dots, thinking out-of-the-box, arriving at an answer and expressing it creatively within split seconds while working in teams to win the competitions. The main purpose of the club is to update the knowledge of the students in various fields like academics, general knowledge, analytical abilities, quantitative reasoning etc.
EBSB programme was announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister on 31 st October, 2015 on the occasion of the 140 th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
The MHRD has, accordingly,selected our institution for pairing with Govt. College, Bilaspur at Himachal Pradesh
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.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established ‘MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of Innovation among all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is 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.
MIC has envisioned encouraging creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs) across selected HEIs. A network of IICs are established to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion ecosystem in the campuses. A network of more than 950 IICs were established on 21st November 2018. Since 2019, Innovation Cell has been merged into IIC
IIC National Coordinator at National level looks after overall program coordination, implementation and administration.
For ease of administration and monitoring IICs across country has been divided into Eight Zones. And two zone together are being administered by IIC Zonal Coordinator.
Rural Entrepreneurship Development is predominant for the balanced economic growth of the Nation. The Rural Entrepreneurship Development Cell (REDC) aims to encourage student community to take up rural entrepreneurship as their career. It motivates the students to explore untapped rural resources and opportunities available in the zone. It also nurtures the students to become successful rural entrepreneurs for the balanced regional development.
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.