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.
Dr. Deepa G. Muricken - Department of Biochemistry