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Marian Centre for Advanced Research

The idea of a common research Centre under the banner of St. Mary’s College was conceived during late 2017 and was materialized in 2018. The major objective of such research facility was to coordinate and conduct inter disciplinary research projects campaigning various science departments of the college. The research division of St. Mary’s College was named as Marian Centre for Advanced Research popularly known as MCAR. It works with its major objective that of promoting science into day to day bridging the gap between academia & layman.

Overview of the research in MCAR

MCAR emphasizes on the research activities focusing on the current issues in the field of life sciences. The department is equipped with experienced faculty members specialized in various domains of biotechnology carrying out domain specific and multidisciplinary research. The areas of focus are computational biology, toxicology, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, plant biotechnology, Physiology and molecular biology. The division has unique facilities with respect to research activities with the state-of-the-art laboratories. The research projects carried out are outcome-based addressing the current challenges and problems faced by the society.

At MCAR, we firmly believe that R&D is a key ingredient in the all development of students. Keeping this in mind, the college has been providing state of the art laboratories and instruments for the students to hone their research skills. The faculty constantly strive to inculcate a research oriented approach in students. This begins with the planning aspect of doing research and culminates in the successful completion of the research projects.

Thrust areas of research

  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Zoology
  • Toxicological analysis
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Botany


  • To carry out scientific research with ethical considerations and creative ideas
  • To bring forward science and research to address societal needs, education and service
  • Take the research problems from the society and find solutions in the lab
  • To carry out sponsored research projects, sponsored fellowships/ assistantships
  • To promote the college- industry interaction by collaborations and MoUs.


Scientia ad Societatem (Science to Society)

Governing Board


Dr. Sr. Beena T L,
St. Mary’s College,Thrissur


Dr. Sr. Meena. K. Cheruvathur,
St. Mary’s College,Thrissur

Assistant Director,

Dr. Kayeen Vadakkan
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biotechnology
St. Mary’s College,Thrissur