Research Portal of St. Michael’s College


To inculcate the spirit of research among teachers and students and to promote the research activities of the college, we constituted a Research Promotion Council. The council is organizing various programmes to strengthen the research activities in the college. An orientation programme on Research Methodology in science stream for college teachers was organized by the Research Promotion Council and it was supported by Kerala State Higher Education Council, Thiruvananthapuram. Also we are publishing a multidisciplinary journal “Michael’s Journal of Academic Research” (MJAR). This is a multidisciplinary research journal dedicated to publishing the finest research on the applied, fundamental and interdisciplinary contributions spanning a wide range of subjects. MJAR is devoted to the publication of review papers, full articles, short communications and high-quality papers of interest to a broad community.The prime intention of this journal is to inculcate the spirit of research which is almost succumbing to the bludgeoning of consumerism and plagiarism. If India needs to stay ahead in the race for development, research is a must. Research is the whetstone of our intellectual activity. In our college all the departments are actively involved in the research.

Department of Chemistry

The thrust area of research of Department of Chemistry includes, Organic Electronics, Alternate Renewable Energy, Photochemistry, Nanomaterials and Electrochemical Sensors. At present three research scholars are working in the Department for the Ph.D programme. The research activities of the Department are highly active with sole aim of upgrading the Department to a Research Department in near future. The research programme of the Department is financially supported by University Grants Commission (UGC) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) in the form of Major and Minor Research Projects. In 2015, Department received the prestigious DST-FIST grant and with this the research facilities are improved tremendously. With this fund we setup a Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre and Networking and Computational Facility in the Department. The major research instruments include UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, FTIR, Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, Electrochemical Workstation etc. These facilities are also utilized by teachers, students and research scholars of neighbouring colleges of both Kerala and MG University. The Department has also signed MoUs with various colleges and reputed research centres in Kerala to strengthen the research activities.

Alternative renewable energy resources especially low cost solar energy based organic photovoltaic devices are the major focus of research of the Department. Our other research interest includes design and synthesis of novel organic molecules for organic electronics, synthesis of nanomaterials and their incorporation in photovoltaic devices etc. Materials having delocalized π electron system are interesting due to their optical and electronic properties. They are potential candidates in organic photovoltaics. We design, synthesis and characterize various materials for organic electronics. Some of the materials of interest include derivatives perylenediimides, pyrene, phenothiazine etc. We also interested to investigate the photophysical and transport properties of oligomeric and polymeric materials which can be used to fabricate organic electronic devices.

Focus of research of Department of Chemistry is:

  • Organic Photovoltaics, Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Device Fabrication and Characterization
  • Transport Studies of Oligomeric and Polymeric Materials
  • Photophysical Properties of Conjugated Polymers and Nanoparticles
  • Charge Transfer Dynamics in DNA
  • Electrochemical Sensors

Research Scholars

Three students are working for Ph.D under the guidance of Dr. P. Manoj.

  • Gayathri Mohan M. (Full time research scholar)
  • Seena Elizabeth George (Part-time)
  • SatheeshBabu T. (Part-time)

Research Projects

  • Student Project entitled “Electrochemical Detection of Analytes using Voltammetric Sensors” funded by KSCSTE, Kerala, 2019 (Principal Investigator: Dr. Pearl Augustine)
  • Student Project entitled “Synthesis, Characterization and Photophysical Study of Electrospun dye Doped Polymer Nanofibers for Photovolataic Applications” funded by KSCSTE, Kerala, 2018 (Principal Investigator: Liya Jose M.)
  • Major project entitled “Investigations of the Photophysical Properties of Semiconducting Organic Materials for Electronic Applications” funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India (Total Grant: 11,60,800 (INR)for three years 2012-2015). (Principal Investigator: Dr. P. Manoj)
  • Major project entitled “Optical Characterization and Charge Transport Properties of Conjugated Oligomers and Polymers for Organic Photovoltaics” funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India (Total Grant: 31,85,000 (INR)for three years 2013-2016) (Principal Investigator: Dr. P. Manoj)
  • Minor project entitled “Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials for Photovoltaic Applications” funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India (Total Grant Rs. 80,000/-)(Principal Investigator: Seena Elizabeth George)
  • Minor project entitled “Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of fluorescent Chitosan” funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India. (Total Grant Rs. 90,000/-) (Principal Investigator: Dr. Pearl Augustine)
  • Minor project entitled “Comparative Study of Substituent Effect on Two Related Families of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Using Ruthenium and Iridium Complexes” funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India. (Total Grant Rs. 1,50,000/-) (Principal Investigator: Joseph Libin K. L.)

List of Publications

  • Sajin K. Francis, Beena James, Sunil VarugheseandMangalam S. Nair, Phytochemical Investigation on Myristicafragrans stem bark.Natural Product Research,2018,DOI:10.1080/14786419.2018.1457670.
  • Saranya S.,Sarath Chand,GreeshmaGopalan V., Jijitha K. V., Radhakrishnan, A Facile Access to trans-3-Styryl-4-hydrazinocyclopentenes via Palladium-Catalyzed Ring Opening of Diazanorbornenes with (Z)-β-Bromostyrenes/2,3-Dibromohydrocinnamic Acids, S. Synthesis502018,184.
  • ShreyassSaranya,ThekkeVeettilBaiju,GreeshmaGopalan,  KokkuvayilVasu Radhakrishnan, Lewis acid catalyzedPovarov reaction of pentafulvenes and spiro[2,4]-hepta-[4,6]-diene: An efficient access to cyclopentene fused quinolones, Synth. Commun.,48,2018, 816.
  • Arjun V. P, P. Manoj, and P. S. Parameswaran, Green Synthesis of Silver nanoparticles Using HemigraphisColorataLeaf Extract, IJRAR, 5(3), 2018, 330.
  • Sivasankaran, S. T. Cyriac, S. Menon, and K. G. Kumar, Fluorescence turn off sensor for brilliant blue FCF- an approach based on inner filter effect. Journal of Fluorescence, 272017, 69.
  • Shine K. Albert, IrlaSivakumar, MuraliGolla, HariVeera Prasad Thelu, Nithiyanandan Krishnan, Joseph Libin K. L.Ashish, and Reji Varghese. “DNA-Decorated Two-Dimensional Crystalline Nanosheets” Am. Chem. Soc., 139(49),2017, 17799.
  • Beena James and E. Suresh. “Crystal Structure Details of Novel Polycyclic Cage Compounds Appended with Aromatic and HeteroaromaticRings.”Michaels Journal of Academic Research (MJAR), 1,2017, 53.
  • T. Cyriac, D. Thomas, A. E. Vikraman, and K. Girish Kumar, Electrochemical sensor for propyl gallate, based on synergic effect of gold nanoparticles andpoly(p-Aminobenzene sulfonic acid). Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 14, 2016, B683.
  • Gayathri Mohan. M, TintuRaveendran, T. K. Manojkumar, P. Rajagopal, and P. Manoj, Theoretical Study of Pyrene Based Oligomers for Organic Solar CellsIEEE (978-1-4673-9939-5/16) 2016.
  • Manjumol Mathew, S. Sreedhanya, P. Manoj, C. T. Aravindakumar, and Usha K. Aravind, Exploring the Interaction of Bisphenol-S with Serum Albumins: A Better or Worse Alternative for Bisphenol A? Phys. Chem. B118(14)2014, 3832.
  • S. Sarath Chand, S. Saranya, P. Preethanuj, B. P. Dhanya, E. Jijy, Praveen Prakash, B. S. Sasidhar, Jan Szymoniak, P. V. Santhini,and K. V. Radhakrishnan, Trapping the Lewis Acid Generated Transient Species from Pentafulvene Derived Diazanorbornenes with ortho-Functionalized Aryl Iodides and Aliphatic Alcohols, Org. Biomol. Chem.12,2014, 3045.
  • A. E. Vikraman, D. Thomas, S. T. Cyriac, and K. Girish Kumar, Kinetic and thermodynamic approach in the development of a voltammetric sensor for sunset yellow. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161, 2014, B305.
  • Manjumol Mathew, S. Sreedhanya, P. Manoj, C. T. Aravindakumar, and Usha K. Aravind, Exploring the Interaction of Bisphenol-S with Serum Albumins: A Better or Worse Alternative for Bisphenol A?  Phys. Chem. B,118,2014, 3832.
  • Sruthi C. Sasidharan, P. Rajagopal and  Manoj, PeryleneDiimides: A Versatile Alternative to Fullerene in Organic Photovoltaics, New Numbers and Letters4(1),2013, 8.
  • Thomas, L. Lonappan, S. T. Cyriacand K. Girish Kumar, Quantum dots (QDs) based fluorescent sensor for the selective determination of nimesulide, J. Fluoresc. 232013, 473.
  • Jos, D.Thomas, S. T. Cyriac, M. Jacoband K. Girish Kumar, Effect of anionic surfactant on the reduction of tinidazole at a gold nanaoparticle modified glassy carbon electrode,Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research3, 20138434.
  • Kanoo, A. C. Ghosh, S. T. Cyriacand T. K. Maji, A metal organic frame work with highly polar pore surface: Selective CO2 adsorption and guest dependent ON/OFF emission properties, Chem. Eur. J. 18, 2012, 237.
  • Kanoo, R. Haldar, S. T. Cyriacand T. K. Maji, Coordination driven axial chirality in a microporous solid assembled from an achiral linker via in situ C-N coupling, Chem. Commun. 472011, 11038.
  • Yeru Liu, James R. Jennings, Manoj Parameswaranand Qing Wang, An Organic Redox Mediator for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Near Unity Quantum Efficiency Energy Environ. Sci., 42011,
  • AnowerHossain, Guangwu Yang, Manoj ParameswaranJames R. Jennings and Qing Wang, Nanostructured SnO2Spheres Synthesized by Electrochemical Anodization and Their Application for Semiconductor-Sensitized Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. 114 (49), 2010, 21878.
  • GanapathyBalaji,Manoj Parameswaran, ChellappanVijila, Tan Mein Jin, Zhu Furong and Suresh Valiyaveetil, Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Fluorescent Dithienopyrrole oligomers.  Phys. Chem. C, 1142010,4628.
  • Manoj Parameswaran, GanapathyBalaji, Tan Mein Jin, ChellappanVijila, SajiniVadukumpully, Zhu Furong and Suresh Valiyaveettil, Charge Transport Studies in Fluorene -Dithieno[3,2-b:2¢,3¢-d]pyrroleOligomerusing Time-of-Flight Photoconductivity Method,  Electron. 10,2009,1534.
  • James,M. Yoshida, Synthesis of Photoresponsive Polymers, Japanese Patent filed. Number: 2010-236948
  • GanapathyBalaji, Wong Low Shim, Manoj Parameswaranand Suresh Valiyaveettil, Thiadiazole Fused Indolo[2,3-a]carbazole Based Oligomers and Polymer,  Lett. 112009, 4450.
  • Hairong Li, Manoj Parameswaran, Muhammad HanafiahNurmawati, Qing-HuaXu and Suresh Valiyaveettil, Synthesis and Structure-Property Investigation of Novel Poly(p-phenylene)s with Conjugated Side Chains, Macromolecules,41,2008,8473.
  • Manoj, Chang-Ki Min, C. T. Aravindakumar and TaihaJoo,Ultrafast Charge Transfer Dynamics in 2-Aminopurine Modified Double Helical DNA, Chem. Phys. 352, 2008,333.
  • Jun Hong Yao, Khine Yi Mya, Xu Li,Manoj Parameswaran, Qing-HuaXu, Kian Ping Loh, Zhi-Kuan Chen, Light Scattering and Luminescence Studies on Self-Aggregation Behavior of Water-soluble Copolymer Micelles,  Phys. Chem. B. 1122008, 749.
  • Girish Kumar, Pearl Augustine, SareenaJohn, JerziRadecki and Hanna Radecka, “Fabrication of potentiometric sensors for the selective determination of Ketoconazole“, Analytical Letters, 41(7)2008, 1144-1157.
  • Manoj, H. Mohan, V. M. Manoj, J. P. Mittal, and C. T. Aravindakumar, Charge Transfer from 2-Aminopurine Radical Cation and Radical Anion to Nucleobases: A Pulse Radiolysis Study, Chem. Phys. 3312007, 351.
  • Manoj, V. M. Manoj, K. P. Prasanthkumar, Usha K. Aravind, T. K. Manojkumar and C. T. Aravindakumar, Oxidation of Substituted Triazines by Sulfate Radical Anion (SO4·–) in Aqueous Medium: A Laser flash Photolysis and Steady State Radiolysis Study,J. Phys. Org. Chem.202007, 122.
  • Manoj, Chang-Ki Min, C. T. Aravindakumar and TaihaJoo, Ultrafast charge transfer dynamics of a modified double helical DNA, Springer Series in Chemical Physics, 882007, 540.
  • Girish Kumar, Sareena John, Pearl Augustine, RemalakshmyPoduval and Beena S., “A novel mebendazole selective membrane sensor and its application to pharmaceutical analysis”Analytical Sciences23(3),2007, 291.
  • Girish Kumar, Pearl Augustineand Sareena John, “A novel potentiometric sensor for the determination of nimesulide”PortugaliaeElectrochimicaActa, 25(3)2007, 375-381.
  • James,B.; Viji, S.; Mathew, S.; Suresh, E.; Lakshmanan, D.; Kumar, R. A.; Nair, M. S. Synthesis of Highly Functionalized, Biologically Active Novel Polycyclic Caged Amides. Tetrahedron Lett.48, 2007,
  • James, B.; Suresh, E.; Nair, M. S. Friedel-Crafts alkylation of a cage enone: Synthesis of Aralkyl Substituted Tetracyclo[,6.04,8]undeca-9,11-diones and the Formation of Fascinating Novel Cage Compounds with Pyrrole and Thiophene using Montmorillonite K-10. Tetrahedron Lett.48,2007, 
  • Manoj, H. Mohan, V. M. Manoj, J. P. Mittal, and C. T. Aravindakumar, Reactions of ·OH and O·–with 2-Aminopurine in Aqueous Medium, Res. Chem. Intermed. 32, 2006, 817.
  • Pramod, Harimohan, P. Manoj, T. K. Manojkumar, V. M. Manoj,J. P. Mittal,  and C. T. Aravindakumar, Redox Chemistry of 8-Azaadenine, J. Phys. Org. Chem.192006, 415.
  • Rani VargheseHari Mohan, Manoj, V. M. Manoj, Usha K. Aravind, K. Vandana and C. T. Aravindakumar, On the Reactions of Hydrated Electrons with Triazine Derivatives in Aqueous Medium, J. Food. Agric. Chem.542006, 8171.
  • Pramod, K. P. Prasanthkumar, Hari Mohan, V. M. Manoj, P. Manoj, C. H. Suresh, and C. T. Aravindakumar, Reaction of Hydroxyl Radicals with Azacytosines: A Pulse Radiolysis and Theoretical Study, J. Phys. Chem. A. 1102006, 11517.
  • Girish Kumar, Pearl Augustine, RemalakshmyPoduval and Sareena John, “Voltammetric studies of sparfloxacin and application to its determination in pharmaceuticals”Pharmazie61(4),2006, 291.
  • Girish Kumar, RemalakshmyPoduval, Sareena John and Pearl Augustine, “A PVC plasticized membrane sensor for nickel ions”MicrochimicaActa1562006, 283.
  • Girish Kumar, RemalakshmyPoduval, Pearl Augustine, Sareena John and Beena S., “A PVC plasticized sensor for Ni (II) ion based on a simple ionophore”Analytical Sciences22(10)2006, 1333.
  • James, B.; Suresh, E.; Nair, M. S. Hetero Diels-Alder Reaction of 3-Bromo-7-(bromomethyl)tetracyclo[,6.04,8]undec-10(12)-ene-9,11-dione with Pentafulvenes: Facile Synthesis of Novel Polycyclic Cage Compounds Having Pyran Ring.Synlett.20, 2006,3479.
  • James, B.; Rath, N. P.; Suresh, E.; Nair, M. S. Formation of Novel Polycyclic Cage Compounds through ‘Uncaging’ of Readily Accessible Higher Cage Compounds. Tetrahedron Lett.47, 2006,
  • Girish Kumar, Sareena John, RemalakshmyPoduval and Pearl Augustine, “Electrochemical determination of terazosin in pure form and in dosage forms”,The Chinese Pharmaceutical Journal572005, 29.
  • L. Luke, T. A. Jacob, H. Mohan, H. Destaillats, V. M. Manoj, P. Manoj, J. P. Mittal, M. R. Hoffmann and C. T. Aravindakumar, Properties of the OH-Adducts of Hydroxy, Methyl, Methoxy and Amino Substituted Pyrimidines: Their Dehydration Reactions and End- Product Analysis, J. Phys. Chem. A.1062002, 2497.
  • Pramod, K. P. Prasanthkumar, Hari Mohan, V. M. Manoj, P. Manoj, C. H. Suresh, and C. T. Aravindakumar, Reaction of Hydroxyl Radicals with Azacytosines: A Pulse Radiolysis and Theoretical Study, J. Phys. Chem. A. 1102006, 11517.
  • Sudhir, U.; James, B.; Joly, S.; Nair, M. S. Formation of Highly Caged compounds through Diels-Alder Cycloaddition of 3-Bromo-7-(bromomethyl) tetracyclo[,6.04,8]undeca-10(12)-ene-9,11-dione with itself and with Cyclopentadiene. Chem. Int.30,2004, 247.
  • Sudhir, U.; James, B.; Joly, S.; Nair, M.S. Diels-Alder Reactivity of 2-(Bromomethyl)-1,4-quinone and 2-Bromo-5-(bromomethyl)-1,4-quinone with Cyclopentadiene and the Synthesis of New Substituted Pentacyclic Systems. Chem. Int.292003,523.
  • L. Luke, H. Mohan, V. M. Manoj, P. Manoj, J. P. Mittal, and C. T. Aravindakumar, Reactions of Sulphate Radical Anion (SO4·–) with Hydroxy and Methyl substituted Pyrimidines: A Pulse Radiolysis Study, Res. Chem. Intermed.292003, 379.
  • Manoj, R. Varghese, V. M. Manoj and C. T. Aravindakumar, Reactions of Sulphate Radical Anion (SO4·–) with Cyanuric Acid: A Potential Reaction for its Degradation?, Chem. Lett.1, 2002, 74.
  • L. Luke, H. Mohan, V. M. Manoj, P. Manoj, J. P. Mittal, and C. T. Aravindakumar, Reactions of Oxide Radical Ion (O·–) with Substituted Pyrimidines, Res. Chem. Intermed282002, 303.


The major equipment in the research lab includes,

  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer (UV 2600 Shimadzu) (with ISR-2600 plus integrating sphere, specular reflectance etc)
  • FTIR (Perkin Elmer Spectrum Two)
  • Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (Perkin Elmer LS 55)
  • Electrochemical Work Station (Autolab)
  • Spin Coating Unit
  • Rotavapours
  • Computational Facility
  • Laboratory for Synthesis


1. Electrochemical Workstation Autolab 204N

2. Research Lab 1

3. Fluorescence Spectrometer LS55 Perkin Elmer

4. Research Lab 1

5. FTIR Spectrometer Spectrum Two Perkin Elmer

6. Research Lab 2

7. Rotary Evaporator

8. UV-Vis Spectrophotometer UV-2600 Shimadzu

9. Spin Coating Unit

10. Research Lab 3



I. Department of Zoology

a. Minor Projects

1. UGC sponsored Minor Research Project entitled ‘An ecological approach to study the role and importance of natural food production in pokkali fish farms in Kerala

Principal Investigator    : Dr. Antony P.J., Asst. Professor
Sanctioned amount      : Rs. 120,000/-


b. Publications by the Faculty

1. Antony P.J., M.M. Rahman, M. Rajkumar,Kamaruzzaman Yunus and S. Ajmal Khan, 2014. Relative Growth of Harpiosquilla Raphidea (Fabricius, 1798) (Crustacea: Stomatopoda) Male and Female populations. Sains Malaysiana. 43(9): 1305–1310.

Impact Factor – JCR/SE 2013 is 0.480, Q3.

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2. Parameswaran, Usha V., Abdul Jaleel K. U., Sanjeevan V. N., Antony P. J., & Elizabeth John. 2013. Benthic polychaetes off Edward VIII Plateau in the continental shelf of East Antarctica. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Science. 43 (6): 915-919. Full text PDF

Impact Factor: 0.422

3. Gopalakrishnan, A., M. Rajkumar, M. M. Rahman, J. Sun, P. J. Antony, B. A. Venmathi maran and J. P. Trilles. 2013. Length–weight relationship and condition factor of wild, grow-out and ‘loose-shell affected’ giant tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) (Decapoda: Penaeidae). J. Appl. Ichthyol., 1–2 (In Press) doi: 10.1111/jai.12269
Publisher: Blackwell Verlag GmbH, ISSN 0175–8659,

Impact Factor: 1.240 (Last five year averg.)

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4. Madhusoodana Kurup, B. Antony P.J.  and Sreedevi, C. 2013. Expected impact of changing climatic parameters on commercial fisheries resource of Kerala coast. In: Pearl – Platinum Jubilee Souvenir. Biju Kumar, A, (ed.) Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 33-38.

5. Murugan, S., P.J. Antony and S. Ajmal Khan. 2012. Ecological niche of Mugil cephalus – an ecopath with ecosim approach in Vellar estuary (Southeast coast of India), International J. of Pharma and Biosciences 3(1): 662-676.
ISSN 0975-6299, SJR of 0.129,

Impact Factor: 2.958

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6. Antony P.J., S. Dhanya, P.S. Lyla, B.M. Kurup and S. Ajmal Khan. 2010. Ecological role of stomatopods (mantis shrimps) and potential impacts of trawling in a marine ecosystem of the southeast coast of India, Ecological Modelling 221: 2604-2614. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.07.017
Publisher: Elsevier, ISSN: 0304-3800, SJR of 1.138

Impact Factor: 2.714 (Last five year averg.)
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7. Kurup B. M. and P.J. Antony. 2010. Indigenous ornamental fish germplasm inventory of India with reference to the need for a paradigm shift of the industry from wild caught to farmed stock. In: Kurup et al. (Ed.), Souvenir, Ornamentals Kerala 2010. Dept. of Fisheries, Govt. of Kerala, 47-59.

8. Eldose P. Mani, B. Ravikumar and P.J. Antony. 2008. Impact of physical disturbances on the community structure of estuarine benthic meiofauna in an estuary. Asian J. of Sci. Res. 1(3): 239-245.
ISSN: 20772076, Citation: SJR, Scopus, Scimago. Full Text PDF

9. Rajkumar M., P.J. Antony and J.P. Trilles. 2006. Length-weight relationship of Asian Seabass (Lates Calcarifer Bloch, 1790) from Pichavaram mangrove waters, Southeast coast of India. Asian Fisheries Science. Vol. 19: 171-177. Full Text PDF

10. Antony P.J., B. Ravikumar, P.S Lyla and S. Ajmal Khan. 2006. Socioeconomic status of the fisherfolks in Pazhayar fishing village, India. In: Kurup, B.M. and K. Ravindran, 2006, Sustain Fish, School of Industrial Fisheries, CUSAT, 773-780.

11. Karuppaiyan, M., M. Rajkumar and P. J. Antony. 2005. Distribution of echinoderms along the southeast coast of India, Aquacult. Vol. 6 (2): 221-227.

12. Lyla P.S, S. Velvizhi, P.J Antony and S. Ajmal Khan. 2004. Reproductive strategy of gammarid amphipods in Parangipettai waters (Southeast coast of India), J. mar. Biol. Ass. India. Vol. 46 (2): 141-145.

13. Antony P.J., Eldose P Mani, P.S Lyla and S. Ajmal Khan. 2004. Length weight relationship in mantis shrimp Harpiosquilla harpax (De Haan) (Crustacea, Stomatopda), J. Aqua. Biol. Vol. 19(2): 79-83.


c. Faculty Achievements

  1. Dr. Antony P.J.
  • Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has awarded financial grant for travel to Anchorage, Alaska, USA to present a research paper at ‘Ecosystems 2010: Global progress on ecosystem based fisheries management held at University of Alaska Fairbanks during 8-11 November, 2010
  • University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India has awarded Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship for Independent Research on 05.05.2009.
  • Participated in ‘SOUTHERN OCEAN EXPEDITION 2009 TO ANTARCTICA’ onboard Russian Research Vessel Akademik Boris Petrov for 63 days from 12.02.09 to 14.04.09, to study the biological productivity of the Southern Ocean.


II. Department of Economics

UGC Sponsored Research Projects

a. Major Projects

  • The Feasibility of User Fee in Health Service – A  Study in the Globalization Context of Kerala by Dr. Sindhu S. Nair

b. Minor Projects

  • Quality of Life of Fishermen Community –A micro level study (Prof. A.B. John Joseph)
  • Linkages of Tourism Industry in Kerala with Special Reference to Alappuzha district (Sri. K.G. Thadevoose)
  • Relevance of e-waste Management with Special Reference to e-waste Management in Info Park, Kochi (Sri. Binil K. P.)
  • Rice Based Multi Enterprise Farming Systems in the Wet Lands of Coastal Kerala – An Econometric Analysis (Sri. Antony Kuriakose P.)
  • Property Rights, Livelihood Approach and Sustainable Development in Fisheries Sector with Reference to Alleppey District (Dr. M.A. Florence)

c. Consultancy Projects

  • Concurrent estimation of Coconut Production in Alappuzha District (Coconut Development Board, Govt. of India, Investigators: Smt. Minnu Mathew and Sri. Antony Kuriakose P.)

d. Publications

  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor, ‘An Overview of the Health Scenario of Kerala’ in ‘Kerala’s Economic Development – performance and Problems in the Post-Liberalization Period’ (2005) edited by Dr. B.A. Prakash, Sage Publication, New Delhi
  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor, ‘Quality Improvement in Distance Education’ Ed. by Dr. P.P. Ajayakumar, Institute of Distance Education, University of Kerala.

e. Paper Presentations

  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor, “Avenues in Higher Education”, Walk With The Scholar Programme, Government Arts and Science College, Kozhinjampara, Palakkad, October, 2013.
  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor “Health Status of Migrant Workers in the Construction Sector of Kerala”, UGC Sponsered National Seminar on Migration, NSS College for Women, Neeramankara, Trivandrum, September, 2013.
  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor “User Fee- An Alternative in Health Care Financing”, National Seminar on Development Disparity and Social Research, Christ University, Bangalore, January, 2013
  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor “Higher Education Opportunities and Career Advances”, Walk With The Scholar Programme, Government Arts and Science College, Kozhinjampara, Palakkad, January, 2013.
  • Antony Kuriakose P., Asst. Professor, ‘Women Empowerment through Entrepreneurship initiatives of Kudumbashree in Kerala’  in National Seminar on ‘Women Empowerment’, 28-29, March 2012, Dept. of Economics, SK University, Anantapur, Andhar Pradesh
  • Florence, M.A., Asst. Professor, “Climate change and Coastal Population in Kerala” in International Seminar on Global Economy and Environmental Sustainability, 28th January 2012, Morning Star College Angamaly
  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor “Spiritual Intelligence and Community Development”, UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Spiritual Intelligence – A Paradigm for Holistic Development Among Learners, NSS Training College, hanganaserry, July, 2011.
  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor “User Fee and Health Sector Financing – An Alternative Model of Health Sector Financing in Kerala”, National Seminar organized by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies, January, 2011.
  • Florence, M.A., Asst. Professor & Antony Kuriakose, P., Asst. Professor, ‘Socio-Economic Impact of Climate Change on Environment with Special Reference to Coastal Ecosystem of Kerala’ in National Seminar on ‘Multinationals, Life styles, Climate Change & Economic Crisis’, 4-6, August 2010, Centre for Gandhian Studies, SB College Changanacherry
  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor,  “Climate Change and Economic Development”, National Conference on Multinationals, Life Styles, Climate Change & Economic Crisis, Centre for Gandhian Studies, St. Berchman’s College, Changanaserry, 4-6, August, 2010.
  • Sindhu S. Nair, Asst. Professor, “Human Rights & Environmental Issues”, UGC Sponsored National Interdisciplinary Seminar on Science, Technology & Human Rights, Department of Law, University of Kerala, 8-10 October, 2009.