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            THE YEAR IN RETROSPECT




     This report presented as required under Section 37 (i)
of Chapter VI of the Cochin University of Science and
Technology Act, 1986 covers the activities of the University
during the period from April 1st, 2006 to March 31st, 2007.


     The year under report witnessed steady progress in
the effort of various University Departments / Schools /
Institution towards higher level of excellence in teaching and
research and in organising a series of academic activities.




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                                                                                      PART I


                      AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The University of Cochin came into being on July 10th, 1971 by an ordinance which
was replaced by the Cochin University Act 1971. The University of Cochin was
reorganised     and     converted        into     a    full-fledged      University    of
Science and Technology by the Cochin University of Science and Technology Act,
1986 for the promotion of graduate and post graduate studies and
advanced research in Applied Science, Technology, Industry, Commerce,
Management and Social Science.


The University shall have the following objectives

i.       to prosecute and promote research in Applied Science, Technology,
         Industry, Commerce, Management and Social Science for the
         advancement of knowledge and for the betterment of society.

ii.      to provide facilities & offer opportunities for graduate & post-graduate
         education in Applied Science, Technology, Industry, Commerce,
         Management and Social Science by Instruction, Training, Research,
         Development and Extension and by such other means as the
         University may deem fit.

iii.     to devise and implement programmes of education in Applied Science,
         Technology, Industry, Commerce, Management and Social Science that
         are relevant to the changing needs of society in terms of breadth of
         diversity and depth of specialization.

iv.      to serve as a centre for fostering co-operation and exchanging of ideas
         between the academic and research community on the one hand and
         industry on the other.

v.       to organise exchange programme with other institutions of repute in
         India and abroad with a view to keeping abreast of the latest
         developments in relevant areas of teaching and research.



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The University’s basic philosophy and goals find eloquent expression in its coat of aims
emblazoning the motto Tejasvi navadhitamastu. In essence it means May learning illumine
us both (the teacher and the taught). The rising sun together with the coconut palm
represents the birth of a new centre of learning in the land of Kerala. The book represents
learning the factory its application and the transmission tower its centre of learning, that of
fostering study and research in Applied Science, Technology, Industry, Commerce,
Management and Social Science and the transference of such knowledge for the
betterment of humanity.



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UNIVERSITY AUTHORITIES




          VICE CHANCELLOR
       Prof. (Dr.) P.K. Abdul Azis



      PRO-VICE-CHANCELLOR
               Dr. N.D. Inasu



               REGISTRAR
          Dr. A. Ramachandran



          FINANCE OFFICER
         Sri. Sebastian Ouseph




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                   MEMBERS OF THE SYNDICATE
1.    Vice Chancellor
2.    Pro Vice Chancellor
3.    The Director of Technical Education, Directorate of Technical Education,
      Padmavilasom Road, Thiruvananthapuram.
4.    The Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department,
      Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram.
5.    The Chairman, Kerala State council for Science, Technology and Environment,
      Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004.
6.    Shri. Alphons Kannamthanam, M.L.A., New Flat 502, MLA Hostel,
      Thiruvanathapuram
7.    Shri. C.M.Dinesh Mani, M.L.A., New Flat 503, MLA Hostel,
      Thiruvanathapuram
8.    Shri P.S.John, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Medical College,
      Gandhi Nagar P.O., Kottayam - 686 008
9.    Dr. R.Sasidharan, Professor, Department of Hindi, CUSAT, Kochi - 22
10.   Dr. K.N. Chandrasekharan Pillai, Director, Indian Law Institute, Bhagwandas Road,
      New Delhi - 110 001.
11.   Dr. P.Sudarashanan Pillai, Professor, School of Management Studies, CUSAT,
      Kochi – 22.
12.   Dr. V.Unnikrishnan Nayar, Hon. Professor, Department of Opto-Electronics,
      University of Kerala, Thiruvanathapuram - 695 581
13.   Shri. Zakkariya K.A., Lecturer, School of Management Studies, Cochin University of
      Science & Technology, Kochi – 22. (upto 13-02-2007)
14.   Prof. Lopus Mathew, Mekkattu House, Erattupetta P.O., Pin – 686 121.
      (upto 13-02-2007)
15.   Prof. B. Suseelan, Kottoor House, Nangiarkulangara P.O., Alapuzha – 690 513.
      (upto 13-02-2007)
16.   Shri. R.S. Sasikumar, Nirmalyam, KRA - 37, Nemom, Thiruvananthapuram-695 020.
17.   Shri. N.K.Vasudevan, H.No. III/354, Sindooram, Adarsh Lane, Thrikkakara,
      Kochi - 682 021 (01-03-2007 onwards)
18.   Adv. K.Mohanachandran, H.No. XXXII/36, Chitrakalalayam Road, Edappally Toll,
      Kochi - 682 024 (01-03-2007 onwards)
19.   Dr. Joy Job Kulavelil, HB 48, KKP Nagar, Union Christ College P.O., Aluva
      (01-03-2007 onwards)

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              MEMBERS OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL

1.   The Vice Chacellor

2.   The Pro-Vice Chancellor

3.   Dr. G.Mohanadasan Nair, Prof. & Head, Department of Botany, University of Kerala,
     Kariavattom, Trivandrum

4.   Dr. V.Krishna Kumar, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Calicut, Calicut
     University P.O. - 673 635

5.   Dr. B.Ananda Bhanu, Professor & Head, Department of Anthropology, School of
     Social Sciences, Kannur University, Mangattu Parambu, Kannur - 670 567

6.   Dr. D. Damodaran Namboodiri, Dean I/C, Faculty of Fisheries, College of Fisheries
     Panangad, Kochi - 682 506.

7.   The Director of Technical Education, Thiruvananthapuram

8.   Dr. K. Paulose Jacob (Dean Faculty of Engineering), Professor & Head,
     Department of Computer Science, CUSAT, Kochi-22.

9.   Dr. Ammini Joseph, Director, School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT, Kochi–22.

10. Dr. A. Aravindakshan, Professor, Dept. of Hindi, CUSAT, Kochi - 22.

11. Dr. K.N. Chandrasekharan Pillai, Director, Indian Law Institute, Bhagwandas Rd.
    New Delhi-1

12. Dr. K. Mohankumar, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, School of
    Marine Sciences, CUSAT, Kochi - 16

13. Dr. P.S.John, Professor & Head, Department of Orthopedics, Medical College
    Hospital, Gandhi Nagar P.O., Kottayam - 686 008

14. Dr. V. Unnikrishnan Nayar, Hon. Professor, Department of Opto Electronics,
    University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

15. Dr. P. Sudarsanan Pillai, Professor, School of Management Studies, CUSAT,Kochi-22.

16. Dr. C.P. Girijavallabhan, Hon. Director, CELOS, CUSAT, Kochi -22.

17. The Secretary to Government, Higher Education Dept., Thiruvananthapuram


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18. The Chairman of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology &
    Environment, Thiruvananthapuram

19. Shri. Zakkariya K.A. Lecturer, School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi - 22.

20. Prof. B. Susheelan, ‘Kottor House’, Nangiarkulangara P.O., Alappuzha - 690 513.

21. Prof. Lopus Mathew, ‘Mekkattu House’, Erattupetta, Kottayam - 686 121.

22. Shri. R.S. Sasikumar, ‘Nirmalyam’, KRA 7, Nemom, Thiruvananthapuram–695 020.

23. Dr. R. Sasidharan, Professor, Department of Hindi, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

24. Shri. C.M.Dinesh Mani M.L.A, New Flat 503, MLA Hostel, Thiruvananthapuram
    (Chandruthil Veedu, Vennala, Kochi - 26)

25. Shri. Alphons Kannanthanam M.L.A, New Flat 503, MLA Hostel,
    Thiruvananthapuram (41 A, PTP Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram - 38)

26. Head of the Department, Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

27. Head of the Department, Department of Applied Economics, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

28. Head of the Department, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

29. Head of the Department, Department of Bio-Technology CUSAT, Kochi - 22

30. The Principal, School of Engineering, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

31. The Principal, Cochin University College of Engineering, Kuttanadu, Alappuzha

32. Head of the Department, Department of Computer Applications, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

33. Head of the Department, Department of Computer Science, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

34. Head of the Department, Department of Electronics, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

35. The Director, School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

36. Head of the Department, Department of Culture and Heritage, CUSAT, Kochi

37. The Director, School of Industrial Fisheries, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

38. Head of the Department, Department of Instrumentation, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

39. Head of the Department, Department of Hindi, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

40. The Director, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, Kochi - 22
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41. The Director, School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

42. Head of the Department, Marine Bilology, Micro Biology and Bio-Chemistry, CUSAT,
    Kochi - 16

43. Head of the Department, Marine Geology and Geophysics, CUSAT, Kochi - 16

44. The Director, School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT, Kochi - 16

45. Head of the Department, Department of Mathematics, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

46. The Director, International School of Photonics, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

47. Head of the Department, Department of Physics, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

48. Head of the Department, Department of Polymer Science & Rubber Technology,
    CUSAT, Kochi - 22

49. Head of the Department, Department of Physical Oceanography, CUSAT,
    Kochi - 16

50. Head of the Department, Department of Ship Technology, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

51. Head of the Department, Department of Statistics, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

52. Head of the Department, Department of Chemical Oceanography, CUSAT,
    Kochi - 16

53. Head of the Department, Department of Physical Education, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

54. Dr. Kailas Chandra Babu, Professor of Pediatrics, Co-operative Medical College,
    Kochi - 683 503

55. Dr. A. Krishna Murthy, Professor, Department of Mathematics, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

56. Dr. P.R.Saseendran Pillai, Professor, Department of Electronics, CUSAT,
    Kochi - 22

57. Rear Admiral (R) G. Kuruvilla, HB - 66, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi - 682 036

58. Dr. C.K. Rajan, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 16.

59. Dr. Mariamma Vincent Panikulangara, Professor & Head, Department of Culture &
    Heritage, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

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60. Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair, Former CMD, Hindustan Aeronautics, Aeronautical
    Society of India, Suranjandas Road, Bangalore - 75

61. Dr. Benny Mathews Abraham, Professor, School of Engineering, CUSAT, Kochi - 22

62. Dr. M.I. Thampan, Principal, CUCEK, Kuttanad

63. Dr. I.S. Bright Singh, Professor & Director, School of Environmental Studies,
    CUSAT, Kochi - 22

64. Dr. K.Vasudevan, Professor & Head, Department of Electronics, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 22.

65. Dr. Rani Joseph, Professor, Department of PS & RT, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

66. Dr. K.P. Narayanan, Reader & Head, Department of Ship Technology, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 22.

67. Dr. K.T. Damodaran, Professor, Department of Marine Geology and Geophysics,
    CUSAT, Kochi – 16.

68. Dr. H.S. Rammohan, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 16.

69. Dr. A.N. Balchand, Professor, Department of Physical Oceanography, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 16.

70. Dr. N.R. Menon, Professor (Retd.), Hon. Director, C-IMCOZ, School of Marine
    Sciences, CUSAT, Kochi – 16.

71. Dr. Saleena Mathew, Professor & Director, School of Industrial Fisheries, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 16.

72. Dr. P.R.Wilson, Professor, SMS, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

73. Dr. D. Rajasenan, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, CUSAT, Kochi– 22.

74. Dr. N.S. Gopalakrishnan, Professor, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

75. Dr. V.C. Kuriakose, Professor & Head, Department of Physics, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

76. Dr. K.K. Mohammed Yusuff, Professor, Dept. of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT,
    Kochi-22

77. Dr. M.R. Anantharaman, Professor, Dept. of Physics, CUSAT, Kochi-22


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78. Dr. M.Chandrasekharan, Professor, Dept. of Bio Technology, CUSAT, Kochi-22

79. Dr. K. Sajan, Professor & Head, Department of Marine Geology and Geophysics,
    CUSAT, Kochi-16.

80. Dr. P. Radhakrishnan, Professor, International School of Photonics, CUSAT,
    Kochi-22.

81. Dr. A. Vijayakumar, Reader, Department of Mathematics, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

82. Dr. V.P. Jagathy Raj, Reader, School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

83. Smt. Preetha Mathew, Reader, CUCEK, Kuttanad

84. Dr. D.Viswanathan, Vice Chancellor, Anna University Sardar Patel Road, Adayar,
    Chennai - 25

85. Dr. M.C. Radhakrishnan, Department of Physics, Bangalore University,
    Jnanabharathi, Bangalore - 56

Nominee of

86. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

87. Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

88. Indian Council of Agricultural Research

89. Indian Space Research Organisation, Dr. K.N. Nainan, Group Director,
    Propellents and Special Chemicals Group, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre,
    Thiruvananthapuram

90. National Institute of Oceanography, Dr. Elgar Desa, Scientist, NIO, Dona Paulo,
    Goa.

91. Defence Research and Development Organisation

92. Dr. M.K.Ajithkumar, Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Hi-Tours India Pvt.
    Limited, # 83, Pantheon Road, Sri Kalyan Square, Egmore, Chennai - 600 008

93. Dr. K.A.Retheesh, Managing Director, CAPEX, Kollam

94. Dr. C.Unnikrishnan Nair, Deputy Secretary, Cochin Port Trust


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                    MEMBERS OF THE SENATE

1.   The Chancellor
2.   The Pro-Chancellor
3.   The Vice Chancellor
4.   The Pro-Vice Chancellor
5.   The Mayor, Cochin Corporation
6.   The Deputy Director, Collegiate Education, Ernakulam.
7.   The Deputy Director of Education, Ernakulam.
8.   The Chairman, State Advisory Board of Education
9.   Dr. M. Sarangadharan, Professor & Head, Department of Commerce, University of
     Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
10. Dr. C.S. Menon, Dean, Faculty of Technology and Applied Science (Director, School
    of Pure and Applied Physics, M.G. University, Kottayam-686 560
11. Dr. K. Neelakantan, Professor & Head, Department of Physics, University of Calicut,
    Calicut University P.O.
12. Dr. B. Ananda Bhanu, Professor & Head, Department of Anthropology, University
    Campus, Palayad, Thalassery.
13. Dr. K. John Thomas, Kochukaleekkal House, Mullakkara, Mannuthy P.O.,
    Thrissur - 680 651.
14. Dr. P.C. Muralee Madhavan, Professor & Head, Department of Sanskrit Sahitya,
    Sree Sankaracharya University of Sankrit, Kalady
15. The Director of Technical Education, Thruvananthapuram.
16. Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department, Thiruvananthapuram
17. The Chairman, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment,
    Thiruvananthapuram.
18. Dr. P.S.John, (Dean, Faculty of Medical Science and Technology) Professor and
    Head, Department of Orthopedics, Medical College Hospital, Gandhi Nagar,
    Kottayam - 686 008
19. Shri. C.M.Dinesh Mani, M.L.A, New Flat 503, MLA Hostel, Thiruvananthapuram
    (Chandruthil Veedu, Vennala, Kochi - 26)


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20. Shri. Alphons Kannanthanam M.L.A, New Flat 503, MLA Hostel,
    Thiruvananthapuram (41 A, PTP Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram - 38)

21. Shri. A.M. Yusuff, M.L.A, Aluva Assembly Constituency, Kalamassery, Kochi.

22. Dr. Sebastian Paul MP, Moonjappilly House, St. Francis Xavier Church Rd.
    Cochin-682 018
23. The Chairman, University Students Union, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.
24. Dr. M.K. Philipose, Principal, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam -691 005.
25. Prof. Velayudhan Pillai A.R., Principal, M.G. College of Engineering, Thiruvallom,
    Vandithadom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 027.
26. Dr. S. Babu Sundar, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Applications, CUSAT,
    Kochi - 22.
27. Dr. K.N. Chandrasekharan Pillai, Director, Indian Law Institute, Bhagwandas Road,
    New Delhi - 110 001.
28. Dr. Mariamma Vincent Panikulangara, Reader and Head, Department of Culture
    and Heritage, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.
29. Dr. M. Jathavedan, Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 22.
30. Dr. D.Rajasenan, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.
31. Shri. K. Babu, M.L.A. Kannuparambathu, Sanskrit College Road,
    Thripunithura - 682 301.
32. Shri. Saju Paul, M.L.A., Panthalingal, Vengoor P.O., Perumbavoor, Ernakulam–683 546.
33. Shri. Thomas Unniyadan, M.L.A. Unniyadathu House, Ward No. 9/272, Thrissur
    Road, Christ College Junction, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur.
34. Dr. K. Poulose Jacob, (Dean, Faculty of Engineering) Head, Department of
    Computer Science, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.
35. Dr. P. Sudarshanan Pillai, (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) Professor, SMS, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 22.
36. Dr. V. Unnikrishnan Nayar, (Dean, Faculty of Science) Hon. Professor, Department
    of Opto-Electronics, University of Kerala, TVM.
37. Dr. Anantharaman M.R, Senior Grade Lecturer, Department of Physics, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 22.
38. Shri. Babu C.A., Reader, School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science &
    Technology, Kochi – 22.

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39. Shri. Baby Chackrapani, Senior Lecturer, Department of Atmospheric Sciences,
    CUSAT, Kochi – 16.
40. Dr. Bhasi M., Reader, School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.
41. Shri. Josephkutty Jacob, Reader, CUCEK, Pulincunnoo, Kuttanadu
42. Shri. Radhakrishna Panickar M.R., Lecturer, School of Engineering, Cochin
    University of Science & Technology, Kochi – 22.
43. Shri. Roy V. Paul, Lecturer, School of Engineering, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.
44. Dr. R. Sasidharan, Professor, Department of Hindi, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.
45. Dr. K. Vanaja, Lecturer, Department of Hindi, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.
46. Shri. Zakkariya K.A., Lecturer, School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.
47. Shri. O.G. Madanan, High Range Thottam Thozhilali Union (CITU), Santhampara,
    Idukki.
48. Shri. P. Muthupandy, Devicolam Estates Workers Union, Idukki.
49. Shri. Chandradath G., Deputy Registrar & P.S to Vice Chancellor, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 22.
50. Smt. Indu K.V., Research Scholar (Full Time), Department of Hindi, CUSAT,
    Kochi – 22.
51. Shri. N. Vijayan Pillai, Personal Manager, Hindustan Lever Ltd., Tatapuram, Kochi–14
52. Shri. Liaquat Ali, M/s. Bavason Construction (P) Ltd., V.B.M. Bava Chambers,
    Paramara Road, Kochi – 18.
53. Shri C.H. Abdul Rahim, Great India Business Pvt. Ltd., Ground Floor, Vanchinad
    Residency, Kaloor, Kochi – 17.
54. Shri. Jahangir, NEST Group, Ernakulam.
55. Smt. Susamma Chacko, Principal, College of Engineering, Kallooppara,
    Pathanamthitta.
56. Shri. P.I. Basheer, Paramakudy, Pattimattom, Ernakulam – 683 562.
57. Dr. Mohan Joseph Modayil, Director, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute,
    Cochin
58. Sri. V.N. Venugopal, President, Kerala Fine Arts Society, Padmavathy, Indira Nagar,
    Cochin
59. Sri. R.S. Bhaskar, Ram Mandir, 10/539, Amaravathi, Cochin
60. Sri. G. Shaheed, Chief of Bureau, Mathrubhumi, Hornbill, Sreevalsom Road,
    Edappally, Cochin.

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61. Sri. S. Radhakrishnan, Advocate, Opp. Susrusha Nursing Home, Wariam Road,
    Ernakulam.
62. Dr. K.R. Sreevatsan, Director, IITT-Kerala Park Centre, Technopark,
    Thiruvananthapuram.
63. Sri. K.V. Madanan, Retd. Director of Public Instruction, Revathy, U.C. College P.O.,
    Aluva.
64. Smt. Beena C.J., Kollamparambil House, Nedumkunnam P.O., Kottayam
65. Sri. A.P. Ibrahim, Chalungal (H), Markaz Lane, Changampuzha Nagar P.O.,
    Kochi - 682 033.
66. Sri. R.S. Sasikumar, ‘Nirmalyam’, Nemom, Thiruvananthapuram - 20.
67. Sri. Abdul Rahiman A., 6/1317, Near New Jain Temple, New Road, Kochi.
68. Prof. Lopuz Mathew, Mekkattu House, Erattupetta P.O., Kottayam.
69. Prof. B. Suseelan, Kottoor House, Nangiarkulangara P.O., Alappuzha (Dt.).




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                            DEANS OF FACULTIES


1.   Engineering
     Dr. K. Paulose Jacob, Prof & Head, Dept. of Computer Sciences, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

2.   Humanities
     Dr. A. Aravindakshan, Professor, Department of Hindi, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

3    Law
     Dr. K.N. Chandrasekharan Pillai, Director, Indian Law Institute, Bhagwandas Road,
     New Delhi - 110 001

4    Marine Sciences
     Dr. K. Mohan Kumar, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, School of
     Marine Sciences, CUSAT, Kochi – 16.

5    Medical Science and Technology
     Dr. P.S.John, Professor & Head, Department of Orthoedics, Medical College Hospital,
     Gandhi Nagar P.O., Kottayam -686 008

6    Environmental Studies
     Dr. Ammini Joseph Professor, School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

7    Science
     Dr. V. Unnikrishnan Nair, Hon. Professor, Department of Opto-Electronics, University
     of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 581.

8    Social Sciences
     Dr. P. Sudarshanan Pillai, Prof., School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.

9    Technology
     Dr. C.P. Girijavallabhan, Hon. Director, CELOS, CUSAT, Kochi – 22.


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                                                                                    PART II


            DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED CHEMISTRY
                                            Estd : 1976

The Department of Applied Chemistry was established in 1976 with the support of UGC to
play an important role in the further development of the industrial belt in the Greater Cochin
area by providing scientific support and trained personnel to the existing industries and by
acting as a catalyst for the starting of new industries. The Department started an M.Sc.
programme in Applied Chemistry in 1977. An M.Phil. programme in Chemistry was started in
the year 1986. The Department has started an M.Tech. programme in Industrial
Catalysis in 1996 which is approved by UGC and AICTE
The Department has also served as a nucleus for starting the Department of Polymer Sci-
ence and Rubber Technology and the Centre for Biotechnology by initiating B.Tech. and
M.Sc. course in the respective areas. After the initial problems of infancy, the Department
has grown and emerged as one of the best centres of Chemistry and has been fortunate to
produce the first Bhatnagar Award Winner in Chemical Sciences in the entire State of Kerala.
The UGC has identified it as one of the national centres to conduct refresher courses for
University and College teachers in Chemistry.
The Department has been recently selected for the “Fund for improvement of S&T
Infrastructure” (FIST) programme of Department of Science and Technology, Government of
India and prestigious “Special Assistance Programme” (SAP) of University Grants
Commission. Only a few Chemistry Departments were conferred this distinction at
National level.
The Department has carried out many research projects, supported by Central and State
Government agencies such as DST, MHRD, UGC, AICTE, CSIR, DRDO and STEC. Thirteen
research schemes stand completed, valued at Rs.69 lakhs.
The Department has conducted several national seminars/symposia, the major ones being,
a seminar and Mass Education programme in Environmental Awareness (1988), the
National Symposium on Current Trends in Coordination Chemistry (1995) MATCON (2001),
CTIC (2004) Frontiers in Chemistry (2006) and an International Seminar “MATCON (2007).”
The Department has over 300 research publications to its credit during the last five years in
addition to a few monographs. 70 students have taken their Ph.D. from the Department.
Almost all the students who had successfully completed the M.Sc. course in Applied Chem-
istry have found employment in industries, R & D institutions or colleges, some of them have
pursued a career in research and have been awarded Ph.Ds. A few of them have also gone
abroad and are well settled in industrial establishments, universities and other institutions.
1.    Programmes of Study / Research
      1.   M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry)
      2.   M.Phil. (Chemistry)
      3.   M.Tech. (Industrial Catalysis)
      4.   Ph.D.

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2.        Faculty Members

Sl.                Name                     Designation    Qualification           Specialization
No.

1     Dr.K.K.Mohammed Yusuff            Professor         M.Sc., Ph.D.          Inorganic Chemistry
                                                                                & Catalysis
2     Dr.S.Sugunan                      Professor         M.Sc., Ph.D.          Physical Chemistry
                                                                                & Catalysis
3     Dr.M.R.Prathapa-chandra Kurup     Professor         M.Sc., Ph.D.         Inorganic Chemistry
4     Dr.K.Girish Kumar                 Reader            M.Sc., Ph.D.         Analytical Chemistry
5     Dr.K.Sreekumar                    Reader            M.Sc., Ph.D.         Industrial Catalysis
6     Dr.S.Prathapan                    Reader            M.Sc., Ph.D.         Organic Chemistry
7     Dr. N.Manoj                       Reader            M.Sc., Ph.D.         Organic Chemistry
8     Smt.P.M.Sabura Begum              Lecturer          M.Sc.,M.Phil         Organic Chemistry
9     Dr.P.V.Mohanan                    Lecturer          M.Sc., Ph.D.         Analytical Chemistry
10    Dr.P.A.Unnikrishnan               Lecturer          M.Sc., Ph.D.         Organic Chemistry

3.    Visiting Faculty
Sl. No.          Name                           Qualification           Specialization
1.        Dr. M. Raveendranathan                 M.Sc., Ph.D.              Catalysis


4. Research Staff

Sl.                Name                     Designation    Qualification           Specialization
No.

1         Dr. N. Sreedevi               DST Women            M.Sc,Ph.D.
                                        Scientist
2         Dr. Priya                     DST Women            M.Sc,Ph.D.
                                        Scientist
3         Dr. M.J.Joseph                Post Doctoral        M.Sc., Ph.D.
                                        Fellow

5.    Research Scholars
Sl.         Name                 Funding                  Guide                    Area of Work
No.                              Agency
1.     Pearly Sebastian               FIP         Dr.K.K.Mohammed                  Coordination
                                                        Yusuff                 chemistry & catalysis
2.     Annu Anna Varghese                         Dr.K.K.Mohammed              Coordination chemistry
                                                        Yusuff                      & catalysis
3.     Arun.V                   University        Dr.K.K.Mohammed              Coordination chemistry
                                                        Yusuff                      & catalysis
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Sl.      Name                  Funding                 Guide                 Area of Work
No.                            Agency

4.    Robinson P.                              Dr.K.K.Mohammed          Heterogenous
      Ponminissary                                    Yusuff               Catalysis
5.    Anoop Varghese          University       Dr.K.K.Mohammed      Coordination chemistry
                                                      Yusuff              & catalysis
6.    P.M.Sabura Begum            FIP          Dr.K.K.Mohammed       Polymer Composites
                                                      Yusuff
7.    Manju Sebastian          KSCSTE          Dr.K.K.Mohammed      Coordination chemistry
                                                      Yusuff              & catalysis
8.    Lissy K Thalakottur      KSCSTE          Dr.K.K.Mohammed      Coordination chemistry
                                                      Yusuff              & catalysis
9.    Binitha N N                CSIR            Dr. S. Sugunan   Catalysis by metal oxides
10.   Shali N B                  CSIR            Dr. S. Sugunan   Catalysis by metal oxides
11.   Maya.G                     CSIR             Dr.S.Sugunan    Catalysis by metal oxides
12.   Ramanathan .R              DST              Dr.S.Sugunan       Catalysis by spinels
13.   Kochuranii George          CSIR             Dr.S.Sugunan       Catalysis by spinels
14.   Salini.S                   CSIR             Dr.S.Sugunan           Catalysis by
                                                                    mesoporous supports
15.   Ajitha.S                    FIP            Dr.S. Sugunan        Enzyme Catalysis
16.   Joyes Jacob                 FIP            Dr.S. Sugunan        Photo catalysis by
                                                                       modified Titania
17.   Reshmi.R                 UJRF               Dr.S.Sugunan        Enzyme catalysis
18.   Bolie Therattil          CSIR              Dr. S. Sugunan      Catalysis by spinels
19.   Rajesh K.M             DAE/BRNS            Dr. S. Sugunan       Photo catalysis by
                                                                       modified Titania
20.   Rosephilo KJ                Nil            Dr. S. Sugunan   Catalysis by metal oxides
21.   George John                 Nil            Dr. S. Sugunan       Photo catalysis by
                                                                       modified Titania
22.   Jesny Jagan                 Nil            Dr. S. Sugunan       Photo catalysis by
                                                                       modified Titania
23.   Mary Augustine              Nil            Dr. S. Sugunan   Photocatalysis by Titania
24.   P.F. Rapheal             Teacher        M.R.Prathapachandra    Inorganic Chemistry
                                fellow                Kurup
25.   Mini Kuriakose            CSIR          M.R.Prathapachandra    Inorganic Chemistry
                                                      Kurup
26.   E.B.Seena                               M.R.Prathapachandra    Inorganic Chemistry
                                                      Kurup
27.   B.N. Bessy Raj             DST          M.R.Prathapachandra    Inorganic Chemistry
                                                      Kurup
28.   E. Manoj                   UGC          M.R.Prathapachandra    Inorganic Chemistry
                                                      Kurup


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Sl.     Name                  Funding                Guide                     Area of Work
No.                           Agency

29.   Sreesha Sasi              CSIR         M.R.Prathapachandra             Inorganic Chemistry
                                                    Kurup
30.   Binu Varghese                          M.R.Prathapachandra             Inorganic Chemistry
                                                    Kurup
31.   Leji Latheef              CSIR         M.R.Prathapachandra             Inorganic Chemistry
                                                    Kurup
32.   Suja Krishnan                          M.R.Prathapachandra             Inorganic Chemistry
                                                    Kurup
33.   Laly K.                                M.R.Prathapachandra             Inorganic Chemistry
                                                    Kurup
34.   Jessy Emmanuel                         M.R.Prathapachandra             Inorganic Chemistry
                                                    Kurup
35.   Sheeja.S.R                CSIR         M.R.Prathapachandra             Inorganic Chemistry
                                                    Kurup
36.   Annie C.F.                             M.R.Prathapachandra             Inorganic Chemistry
                                                    Kurup
37.   K.Jayakumar                            M.R.Prathapachandra             Inorganic Chemistry
                                                    Kurup
38.   Remalakshmi Poduval      DRDO           Dr.K.Girish Kumar                Electroanalytical
                                                                                  Chemistry
39.   Jose.P.Kallooparambil                   Dr.K.Girish Kumar               Inorganichemistry
40.   Pearl Augustine          DRDO           Dr.K.Girish Kumar                Electroanalytical
                                                                                  Chemistry
41.   Sereena                                 Dr.K.Girish Kumar                Electroanalytical
                                                                                  Chemistry
42.   Beena S.                 DRDO           Dr.K.Girish Kumar            Potentiometric Sensors
43.   Sreekumar C.S.                          Dr.K.Girish Kumar            Potentiometric Sensors
44.   Litha V.K.         Rajiv Gandhi         Dr.K.Girish Kumar            Voltammetric Sensors.
                          Fellowship
45.   Sindhu Issac           CSIR             Dr.K.Girish Kumar         Voltammetric Sensors.
46.   G. Rajesh Krishnan    DRDO                K. Sreekumar             Dendritic Polymers as
                                                                       Heterogeneous Catalysis
47.   V. Kannan                                    K. Sreekumar        Heterogeneous Catalysis
48.   M. V. Mahesh Kumar       DRDO                K. Sreekumar              Nanostructured
                                                                          Conducting Polymers
49.   Mangala . K.              CSIR               K. Sreekumar                Metallated
                                                                          Polycarbosilanes as
                                                                       Heterogeneous Catalysis
50.   Elizabeth C. V.                              K. Sreekumar             Nonlinear Optical
                                                                        Properties of Polymers

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Sl.         Name                 Funding                 Guide                     Area of Work
No.                              Agency
51.     S. Suresh                                   K. Sreekumar             Modified Clay based
                                                                           Heterogeneous Catalysts
52.     Ambily Mary Jacob          CSIR            Dr. S. Prathapan           Organic Chemistry
53.     Roshini K.                 CSIR            Dr. S. Prathapan           Organic Chemistry
        Thumpakkara
54.     Rekha Mallia            Part-time          Dr. S. Prathapan              Organic Chemistry
55.     John P. R.              Part-time          Dr. S. Prathapan              Organic Chemistry
56.     Vishnu Unni M. V.        Teacher           Dr. S. Prathapan              Organic Chemistry
                                Candidate
57.     Asly.P.C                University         Dr.P.V.Mohanan              Enzyme Immobilization
58.     Priya Rajan C              —               Dr.P.V.Mohanan              Bio inorganic Chemistry
59.     Gisha Gerge               CSIR            P. A. Unnikrishnan             Organic Chemistry
60.     Saino Hanna             KSCSTE            P. A. Unnikrishnan             Organic Chemistry
        Varghese
61.     Jayakumar K                 —             P. A. Unnikrishnan             Organic Chemistry

6.    Administrative Personnel

SlNo.            Designation                                                       No. of posts

1         Section Officer                                                               1
2         Assistant Librarian                                                           1
3         Assistant                                                                     3
4         Typist                                                                        2
5         Peon                                                                          2
6         Sweeper cum Cleaner                                                           1

7.      Technical Personnel

Sl. No.         Designation                                                        No. of posts

1               Technical Officer                                                       1
2               Technical Assistant                                                     2
3               Storekeeper                                                             1
4               Laboratory Assistant                                                    1




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8.    Students Enrollment

Sl. No.     Programme of Study                                      Men       Women    Total

1           M.Sc. I Semester                                         7          4       11
2           M.Sc. III Semester                                       6          4       10
3           M.Tech. (Industrial Catalysis) I Semester                6          4       10
4           M.Tech. (Industrial Catalysis) III Semester              8          -        8
5           M.Phil. I Semester                                       1          8        9

9.    Research Facilities:

      (a) Laboratory

The Department is equipped with the following major equipments.
      1. UV-Visible Spectrophotometer Hitachi 200-20
      2. UV-Visible Spectrophotometer Shimadzu UV 160A
      3. NMR Spectrophotometer Hitachi R-600
      4. Gas Chromatograph Chemito 8510
      5. Gas Chromatograph Chemito 8610
      6. Gas Liquid Chromatograph Hewlett & Packard 5730A
      7. FTIR Shimadzu 8101
      8. Surface Area Analyzer Micromeritics Gemini
      9. Programmable Potentiostat with Coulometer EG & G PARC 362
      10.Thermogravimetric Analyzer Shimadzu TGA 50
      11. HPLC Waters ALC/GPC 200

      12. Rotating Disk Electrode Assembly and Computer Facility.

      13. Electrochemical Work station
      14. Atomic Absorption Spectrometer


      (b)      Library

          No. of Books/Journals on 31st March              Additions during the year
                    of previous year
                         3644                                            49


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10. Distinguished Visitors

Sl.No.             Name                                Affiliation                   Remarks

1        Dr.Narayan S. Hosmane         Northern Illinois University, USA          Invited speaker
2        Dr. Jerzy Radecki              IAR&FR PAS Olsztyn, Poland                Invited speaker
3        Dr.Hanna Radecka               IAR&FR PAS Olsztyn, Poland                Invited speaker
4        DR. S David Jackson              University of Glasgow, U.K              Invited speaker
5        Dr. Gopinathan Sankar              Davy Faraday Research                 Invited speaker
                                                 Laboratory, UK
6        Dr. Hermenegildo              Instituto de Tecnología Química,           Invited speaker
         Garcia                                       spain
7        Dr. K.L. Sebastian               Indian Institute of Science,            Invited speaker
                                                    Bangalore
8        Dr. Suresh Valiyaveettil      National University of Singapore           Invited speaker
9        Dr. A. Ajayaghosh              Regional Research Laboratory,             Invited speaker
                                              Thiruvananthapuram
10       Dr. George Thomas              Regional Research Laboratory,             Invited speaker
                                              Thiruvananthapuram
11       Dr. Sujatha Devi                 Central Glass and Ceramic               Invited speaker
                                          Research Institute, Kolkata
12       Dr. Santhi Nair              Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences        Invited speaker
                                         and Research Centre, Kochi
13       Dr. C. P.                     Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre,              Invited speaker
         Reghunathan Nair                     Thiruvananthapuram

11.      Ph.D. Awarded

Sl.          Title of Thesis                   Name of                         Supervising
No.                                        Research Scholar                       Guide

1.    Investigations on the structural,    Suni V.                      M.R.Prathapachandra
      spectral and …..                                                  Kurup
2.    Mono- and binuclear transition     Seena E. B.                    M.R.Prathapachandra
      metal complexes of…..                                             Kurup
3.    Fabrication of Potentiometric     Rema Lakshmy                    Dr. K. Girish Kumar
      Sensors for the determination
      Poduval of certain metal ions.
4     Nonlinear Optcal Properties         Daly Davis                    K. Sreekumar
      of Polymers Containing Azo
      Mesogens and Chiral Molecules.
      Theoretical and Experimental
      Evaluations

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12. List of Publications :

    1    Herbert W. Roesky, Sanjay Singh, K. K. M. Yusuff, John A. Maguire,| and Narayan
         S. Hosmane “Organometallic Hydroxides of Transition Elements”, Chem. Rev.
         106, 3813-3843 (2006).
    2    Sebastian C. Pearly, N. Sridevi and K. K. M. Yusuff “Characterization and catalytic
         activity of polymer supported ruthenium Schiff base complexes towards catechol
         oxidation”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science ( in Press)
    3    Bejoy Thomas, S. Prathapan and S. Sugunan,”Towards a green synthesis of
         isoquinoline: Beckmann rearrangement of E,E cinnamaldoxime over H-zeolites”,
         Micropor. Mesopor .Materials 102, 1-3, ( 2007) 138.
    4    Bejoy Thomas, S. Prathapan and S. Sugunan , “Dehydration of aldoximes over
         H-zeolites: A convenient and highly atom economic method for the preparation
         of nitriles”, J.Chem. Eng. Journal (In Press).
    5    Bejoy Thomas and S. Sugunan ,”Rare-earth (Ce3+, La3+, Sm3+, 4and Re3+)
         exchanged Na-Y zeolites and K-10 clay as solid acid catalysts for the synthesis
         of benzoxazole via Beckmann rearrangement of salicylaldoxime,” Micropor.
         Mesopor. Materials 96, Issues 1-3, (2006), 55-64.
    6    Bejoy Thomas and S. Sugunan,” Rare earth exchanged (Ce3+, La3+ and Re3+)
         H–Y zeolites as solid acid catalysts for the synthesis of linear alkyl benzenes,”
         Micropor. Mesopor. Materials, 95, 18(2006) 329-338.
    7    Sanjay Gopinath and S.Sugunan,” Enzymes immobilized on montmorillonite K
         10: Effect of adsorption and grafting on the surface properties and the enzyme
         activity”, Applied Clay Science, 35, 1-2, (2007) 67-75.
    8    P. Renu, T. Radhika and S. Sugunan,”Characterization and catalytic activity of
         vanadia supported on rice husk silica promoted samaria,” (In Press).
    9    R. Ramanathan and S. Sugunan,”Styrene oxidation by H2O2 using Ni–Gd ferrites
         prepared by co-precipitation method,”
    10   Radhika and S. Sugunan, “Structural and Catalytic investigation of vanadia
         supported on ceria promoted with high surface area rice husk silica”, J. Mol.
         Catal. A: Chem. 250, 1-2 (2006) 169.
    11   T. Radhika and S. Sugunan, “Influence of surface and acid properties of vanadia
         supported on ceria promoted with rice husk silica on cyclohexanol decomposition”,
         Catal. Commun. 7 (2006) 528
    12   T. Radhika and S. Sugunan, “Vanadia supported on ceria: Characterization and
         activity in liquid-phase oxidation of ethylbenzene”, Catal. Commun. 8, 2, (2007)
         150-156.

    13   Manju Kurian and S. Sugunan, “tert-Butylation of phenol catalysed by metal
         exchanged iron pillared montmorillonites”, Catal. Commun. 7, 6 (2006) 417.

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14   Sanjay Gopinath and Sankaran Sugunan, “Enhanced pH and thermal stabilities
     of invertase immobilized on montmorillonite K-10”, Food Chem. 94 4 (2006)
     573.
15   Sanjay Gopinath and Sankaran Sugunan, ‘Enzymes immobilized on
     montmorillonite K 10: Effect of adsorption and grafting on the surface properties
     and the enzyme activity”, Applied Clay Science (In Press, 2006).
16   Manju Kurian and S. Sugunan, “Wet peroxide oxidation of phenol over mixed
     pillared montmorillonites”, J. Chem. Engg. 115 3 (2006) 139.
17   G. Sanjay and S. Sugunan, “Fixed bed reactor performance of invertase
     immobilized on montmorillonite”, Catal. Commun. 7, 12 (2006) 1005-1011.
18   R. Reshmi and S. Sugunan, “Enhanced activity and stability of á-amylase
     immobilized on alumina”, Catal. Commun. 7 (2006) 460.
19   R Reshmi, Sanjay G, S. Sugunan, “Immobilization of á-amylase on zirconia: A
     heterogeneous biocatalyst for starch hydrolysis”, Catal Commun. 8,
     3, (2007) 393-399.
20   K.R. Sunajadevi and S. Sugunan, “Selective nitration of phenol over sulfated
     titania systems prepared via sol–gel route”, Mater. Lett. (In press, 2006).
21   Binitha N. N and S. Sugunan, “Preparation, characterization and catalytic activity
     of titania pillared montmorillonite clays”, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. (In press,
     2006).
22   Binitha N. N and S. Sugunan, React. Kinet. Catal. Lett. (in press)
23   Fincy Jose and S. Sugunan, React. Kinet. Catal. Lett. (in press)
24   T. Radhika and S. Sugunan, “Vanadia supported on ceria: characterization and
     activity in liquid-phase oxidation of ethylbenzene”, Catal. Commun. (In press,
     2006).
25   Mini Kuriakose, M.R.P.Kurup, E.Suresh,“Six Coordinate Ni(II) Complexes of ONN
     Donor Aroylhydrazone Ligands - Synthesis, Spectral Studies and Crystal
     Structures’’, Structural Chemistry, in press.
26   Mini Kuriakose, M.R.P. Kurup, “Synthesis, spectroscopic studies and crystal
     structures of two new vanadium complexes of 2-benzoylpyridine containing
     hydrazone ligands”, Polyhedron, in press.
27   V.Suni, M. R. P. Kurup, M. Nethaji, “Structural and spectral investigations on some
     new nickel (II) complexes of di-2-pyridyl ketone N(4)- phenyl thiosemicarbazones”,
     Polyhedron, in press.
28   E.B. Seena, M.R.P. Kurup, “Synthesis of mono- and binuclear dioxomolybdenum(VI)
     complexes derived from N(4)-substituted thiosemicarbazones : X-ray crystal
     structure of [(MoO2L1)2], [MoO2L1py] and [MoO2L2py]”, Polyhedron, in press.
29   Varughese Philip, V. Suni, M.R.P. Kurup, M. Nethaji, “Copper(II) complexes derived

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     from di-2-pyridyl ketone N(4), N(4)-(butane-1,4-diyl)thiosemicarbazone: Crystal
     structure and spectral Studies”, Polyhedron, in press.
30   Sreesha Sasi, M. R. P. Kurup, Suresh E, “Synthesis and crystal structure of
     cobalt(III) complex with a schiff base and azide”, J. Chem. Cryst., in press.
31   E. B. Seena, B. N. BessyRaj, M. R. P. Kurup, E. Suresh, “A crystallographic study
     of 2-hydroxyacetophenone N(4)-cyclohexyl thiosemicarbazone”, J. Chem.Cryst.,
     in press.
32   V. Philip, V. Suni, M. R. P. Kurup, M. Nethaji “Manganese(II) complexes of
     substituted di-2-pyridyl ketone thiosemicarbazones: Structural and spectral studies”,
     Spectrochim. Acta A, in press.
33   B. N. Bessy Raj, M. R. P. Kurup, “N-2-hydroxy-4-methoxyacetophenone-N-4-
     nitrobenzoyl hydrazone: Synthesis and structural characterization”, Spectrochim
     Acta Section A, in press
34   Nancy Mathew, Mini Kuriakose, E.B Seena, M.R.P. Kurup, “2-Hydroxy-4-
     methoxybenzaldehyde nicotinoyl hydrazone monohydrate”, Acta Cryst. (2007), E63,
     o2190-o2191.
35   Mini Kuriakose, M. R. P. Kurup, E. Suresh, “Spectral characterization and crystal
     structure of 2-benzoylpyridine nicotinoyl hydrazone”, Spectrochim Acta Section
     A, 66(2007), 353
36   U.L.Kala., S.Suma, Suja Krishnan, M.R.P.Kurup, Rohith .P.John, “Synthesis, spectral
     characterization and crystal structure of copper(II) complexes of 2-
     hydroxyacetophenone N(4)-phenyl semicarbazone”, Polyhedron26(2007),
     1427-1435.
37   Mini Kuriakose, M. R. P. Kurup, E. Suresh, “Spectral characterization and crystal
     structure of 2-benzoylpyridine nicotinoyl hydrazone”, Spectrochim Acta Section
     A, 66(2007), 353.
38   Easwaran Potti Manoj, M. R. P. Kurup, “Macrocyclic molecular square complex of
     zinc(II) self assembled with a carbohydrazone ligand”, Hoong-Kun Fun,
     Inorganic Chemistry Communications,10(2007), 324-328.
39   E.B.Seena, M.R.P.Kurup, “Spectral and structural studies of mono- and binuclear
     copper(II) complexes of salicylaldehyde N(4)-substituted thiosemicarbazones”,
     Polyhedron, 26 (2007), 829-836. .
40   P.F.Rapheal., E.Manoj. M.R.P.Kurup, E.Suresh, “Structural and spectral studies
     of novel Co(III) complexes of N(4)-substituted thiosemicarbazones derived from
     pyridine-2-carbaldehyde”, Polyhedron, 26/3 (2007) pp 607-616.
41   P.F.Rapheal, E. Manoj, M.R.P.Kurup, “Copper(II) complexes of N(4)-substituted
     thiosemicarbazones derived from pyridine-2-carbaldehyde: Crystal structure of a
     binuclear complex”. Polyhedron, 26 (2007), 818-828..


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42   Sreesha Sasi, M. R. P. Kurup, Suresh E, “Synthesis and crystal structure of
     cobalt(III) complex with a Schiff base and azide”, J. Chem. Cryst., 37 (2007),
     31-36..
43   E.B. Seena, E. Manoj, M.R.P. Kurup, “2-Hydroxyacetophenone N(4)-phenyl
     thiosemicarbazone”, Acta Cryst. (2006). C62, o486–o488

44   Sreekanth, A.,Fun, Hoong-Kun, John, Rohith P, M.R.P. Kurup, Chantrapromma,
     Suchada , “Di-ì-dioxo-bis({1-phenyl ê N methylene] (-2-(pyrrolidin-1-ylthiocarbonyl-
     ê Shydrazinato- ê N1 oxovanadium(V)”, Acta Cryst. Sect. E62 (2006) m1919.
45   B. N. Bessy Raj, M. R. P. Kurup, E. Suresh, “Synthesis, Spectroscopic
     Characterization and Crystal Structure of Mixed Ligand Ni(II) Complex of
     N-4-Diethylaminosalicylidine-N’-4-nitrobenzoyl hydrazone and 4-Picoline”, Structural
     Chemistry, Struct Chem (2006) 17, 201–208
46    E.B. Seena, M.R.P. Kurup, “2-[5-(cyclohexylamino)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]phenol”,
     Acta Cryst. E62 (2006), o5627-o5629.
47   Sreekanth, A.,Fun, Hoong-Kun, John, Rohith P, M.R.P. Kurup, Chantrapromma,
     Suchada , “Di-ì-dioxo-bis({1-phenyl ê N methylene] (-2-(pyrrolidin-1-ylthiocarbonyl-
     ê Shydrazinato- ê N1 oxovanadium(V)”, Acta Cryst. Sect. E62 (2006) m1919.
48   Raj B. N. Bessy, M.R.P. Kurup, E. Suresh, “Synthesis, Spectroscopic
     Characterization and Crystal Structure of Mixed Ligand Ni(II) Complex of N-4-
     Diethylaminosalicylidine-N’-4-nitrobenzoyl hydrazone and 4-Picoline”, Structural
     Chemistry, 17(2)(2006) 201.
49   E. B. Seena, B. N. BessyRaj, M. R. P. Kurup, E. Suresh, “A crystallographic study
     of 2-hydroxyacetophenone N(4)-cyclohexyl thiosemicarbazone”, J. Chem.Cryst.,
     36 (2006) 189.
50   E.B. Seena, E. Manoj, M.R.P. Kurup, “2-Hydroxyacetophenone N(4)-phenyl
     thiosemicarbazone”, Acta Cryst. C, 62(2006) o486.
51   Varughese Philip, V. Suni, M.R.P. Kurup, M. Nethaji , “Copper(II) complexes derived
     from di-2-pyridyl ketone N(4), N(4)-(butane-1,4-diyl)thiosemicarbazone: Crystal
     structure and spectral Studies”, Polyhedron 25 (2006) 1931.
52   V. Philip, V. Suni, M. R. P. Kurup, M. Nethaji, “Manganese(II) complexes of
     substituted di-2-pyridyl ketone thiosemicarbazones: Structural and spectral studies”,
     Spectrochim. Acta A, 64 (2006) 171.
53   V. Suni, M. R. P. Kurup, M. Nethaji, “Structural and spectral perspectives of a
     novel thiosemicarbazone synthesized from di-2-pyridyl ketone and 4-pheny
     l-3-thiosemicarbazide”, Spectrochim. Acta 63A (2006) 174.
54   K. Girish Kumar, Sareena John, Pearl Augustine, Remalakshmy Poduval and Beena
     S., A novel mebendazole selective membrane sensor and its application to
     pharmaceutical analysis, Anal. Sci., 23, 291 (2007)
55   K. Girish Kumar, Remalakshmy Poduval, Pearl Augustine, Sareena John and Beena
     S., A PVC plasticized sensor for Ni (II) ion based on a simple ethylenediamine
     derivative, Anal. Sci., 22,1333(2006).

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      56   K. Girish Kumar, Remalakshmy Poduval, Sareena John and Pearl Augustine, A
           PVC plasticized membrane sensor for nickel ions, Microchim. Acta, 156, 283 (2006).
      57   K. Girish Kumar, K. Saji John and C. J. Indira, A chloride ion selective potentiometric
           sensor based on a polymeric schiff base complex, Indian J. Chem. Tech., 13,
           13(2006).
      58   K. Girish Kumar, Pearl Augustine, Remalakshmy Poduval and Sareena John,
           Voltammetric studies of sparfloxacin and application to its determination in
           pharmaceuticals, Pharmazie, 61(4), 291(2006).
      59   K. Girish Kumar and K. Saji John, Removal of Fe(III) using a polystyrene anchored
           schiff base , Env. Chem. Lett., Published Online on August 01 (2006)
      60   K. Girish Kumar and K. Saji John, Complexation and ion removal studies of a
           polystyrene anchored schiff base, React. Func. Polym., Published Online on May
           26 (2006).
      61   G. Karthikeyan, K. Mohanraj, K. P. Elango and K. Girish Kumar, Synthesis, and
           Spectral Characterization of Lanthanide Complexes With Sulfamethoxazole and
           Their Antibacterial Activity, Russ. Jour. Coordi. Chem., 32(5), 380(2006).

      62   K. Girish Kumar and R. Muthuselvi, Spectrophotometric determination of
           Chromium(III) with 2-hydroxybenzaldiminoglycine, J. Anal. Chem., 61, 28(2006).
      63   Beena Mary John, M.Ushamani, Rani Joseph, K.Sreekumar, C.Sudha Kartha,
           Reusable recording medium based on MBPVA and vinyl acetate” J. Mod. Opt. 53(3),
           343-355, (2006).
      64   Beena Mary John, Rani Joseph, K.Sreekumar, C.Sudha Kartha, Copper Doped
           Methylene Blue Sensitized Poly (vinyl alcohol)-Acrylamide Films for Stable Diffraction
           Efficiency” Jpn. J.Appl.Phys. 45(11), 8686-8690 (2006)
      65   Beena Mary John, Ushamani M, K.Sreekumar, Rani Joseph, C.Sudha Kartha,
           Enhancement of Diffraction Efficiency and Storage Life of Poly (Vinyl Chloride) Based
           Optical Recording Medium with the Incorporation of an Electron Donor” Appl. Opt.
           46(3) 1-5, 2007
      66   V. C. Kishore, R. Dhanya, K. Sreekumar, Rani Joseph & Sudha Kartha,
           Photoconductivity in molecularly doped poly (methyl methacrylate) sandwich cells,
           J. Appl. Phys., 101, 63102-1-5, 2007

13.    ( a)Seminar/Conference presentations :

  Name of Participant                Name of Seminar /                            Role
                                     Conference/ Workshop

  Manju Sebastian                   Catalysis Orientation programme           Participant
                                    organized by National centre for
                                    Catalysis research, Chennai

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  Name of Participant                  Name of Seminar /                             Role
                                       Conference/ Workshop
Radhika T, Ajitha .S,                 National Conference in Chemistry,          Poster
Reshmi.R, Bolie Therattil             September, Bangalore University,           Presentation
                                      Bangalore, 2006
Bolie Therattil, Reshmi.R,            Symposium on Nanomaterials                 Participation
S.Sugunan                             Technology, characterization and
                                      Application, ISAS-Kochi Chapter,
                                      Kaloor, Cochin,2006
Ajitha .S, Bolie Therattil,           Orientation Programme in                   Participation
Joyes Jacob                           Catalysis, IIT,Madras, 2006
Bolie Therattil                       National Workshop on Current               Participation
                                      Opportunities and New directions
                                      in Catalysis, Bangalore Institute of
                                      Technology, Bangalore, 2006
G. Maya, Ajitha.S, Joyes              International Conference                   Poster
Jacob, Rosephilo K.J,                 on Materials for the Millenium,            Presentation
Reshmi.R, George John,                Department of Applied Chemistry,
Radhika T, Bolie Therattil,           CUSAT, Cochin, 2007
Ramanathan.R,
Kochurani George,
Mary Augustine,
S.Sugunan
Ajitha.S, Joyes Jacob                 National Conference on “Smart              Poster
                                      Electroceramics, Centre for                Presentation
                                      Materials for Electronics
                                      Technology, Thrissur,2007
Bolie Therattil, Joyes                18th National Symposium on                 Poster
Jacob, S.Sugunan                      Catalysis, Indian Institute of             Presentation/Oral
                                      Petroleum, Dehradun,2007                   presentation
M.R.Prathapachandra                   National Conference on the role            Participant
Kurup                                 of Analytical Chemistry in Material
                                      Science & Technology 2006,
                                      Munnar, Apr.30-May1 2006
M.R.Prathapachandra                   Symposium on Nanomaterials,                Participant
Kurup                                 Technology, Characterisation and
                                      Application, ISAS Kochi,
                                      9th Dec. 2006
M.R.Prathapachandra                   Applications of Radioisotopes              Chariman of a
Kurup                                 and Radiation Technology,                  Session
                                      (Nirmala College ,Muvattupuzha),
                                      24-25 Jan 2007

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  Name of Participant            Name of Seminar /                              Role
                                 Conference/ Workshop
M.R.Prathapachandra             9th CRSI National Symposium in             Participant
Kurup                           Chemistry (NSC-9), Delhi,
                                1-4 Feb 2007
M.R.Prathapachandra             Emerging Trends in                         Invited Talk &
Kurup                           Supramolecular Chemistry,                  Chairman of a
                                Ahmedabad, 30-31 March 2007                Session
K. Sreekumar                    MatCon 2007, March 1-3, 2007,              Member, Organizing
                                Cochin                                     Committee
K. Sreekumar                    Photonics, 2006 Hyderabad,                 Co-Author of
                                December 13-16, 2006                       Paper preseted
K. Sreekumar                    ICOOPMA 2006, (organized by                Co-Author of
                                Springer), July17-22, 2006,                Paper preseted
                                Darwin University, Australia
Dr. N. Manoj                    MATCON -2007                               Member, Organizing
                                                                           Committee
Dr.P.V.Mohanan                  MATCON-2007                                Organizing Committee
                                                                           Member and
                                                                           participant
Dr. K. Girish Kumar             International Seminar on                   Chaired a session
                                Challenges and Strategies for the
                                sustainability safe drinking water.
Remalekshmy Poduval,            International Seminar on                   Presented paper
Beena. S.                       Challenges and Strategies for the
                                sustainability safe drinking water.
Remalekshmy Poduval,            MATCON-2007                                Poster presentation
Pearl Augustine,
Litha V.K., Beena S.,
Sindhu Issac,
K. Girsh Kumar


14.   Awards / Honours / Fellowships etc. received:

  Name of Recipient              Name of Felloship /                 Awarding Agency
                                 Honour/Award

Remalekshmy Poduval             Best paper Award                   International Seminar on
                                                                   Challenges and Strategies for
                                                                   the sustainability safe drinking
                                                                   water.

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15.    Sponsored Research Project :
Sl.                   Title                        Sponsoring          Amount     Investigator(s)
No.                                                 Agency

      Special Assistance Programme                    U.G.C.         43.2 lakhs   Dr. K.K.
      (DRS)                                                                       Mohammed Yusuff
                                                                                  (coordinator)
      Studies on surface properties and           CSIR               15,00,000    Dr.S.Sugunan
      catalytic activity of copper chromites
      on thermal decomposition of
      ammonium perchlorate
      Pillared clay catalyzed green route      KSCSTEC               10,00,000    Dr.S.Sugunan
      oxidation of phenol in aqueous media
      Studies on photocatalysis by nano           BRNS               14,98,726    Dr.S.Sugunan
      titania in pollution control
      Catalysis by nanocrystalline ceria        IRELTDC              20,38,790    Dr.S.Sugunan
      modified With transition metals
      Investigations of structural and             DST                9,66,672    M.R.
      nonlinear optical properties of metal                                       Prathapachandra
      complexes of multidentate ligands                                           Kurup
      A correlative study between                 CSIR                8,71,000    M.R.
      stereochemistry and biological                                              Prathapachandra
      activity of Oxovanadium(IV) complexes                                       Kururp
      Investigations of Structural aspects      KSCSTE                7,26,000    M.R.
      of transition metal complexes of                                            Prathapachandra
      some aroylhydrazones.                                                       Kurup
      Transition Metal Complexes of               DRDO                Rs. 30.5    K.Sreekumar
      Polymer Supported Dendrimers                                     lakhs
      as Hetereogeneous Catalysts
      Green Thermoplastic Elastmeric             EMRC,                4.5 lakhs   K.Sreekumar
      Energetic Binders                           NTU,
                                               Singapore
      “Development of Ion Selective              Defence              23 lakhs    K.Girish Kumar
      Electrodes for the determination       Research and
      of Metal Ions”                         Development
                                             Organisation,
                                             Govt. of India
      “Fabrication of Biosensors for the     Department of                        K.Girish Kumar
      determination of pharmaceuticals”       Science and
                                              Technology,
                                             Govt. of India
                                              -Polish S&T
                                              Programme
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         “Development of Electrochemical           Defence            15 lakhs   K.Girish Kumar
         Sensors for the Determination           Research and
         of Pharmaceuticals”                     Development
                                                 Organisation,
                                                 Govt. of India
         Synthesis and applications of novel           CSIR              Rs.     P.A. Unni-
         cyclic Burgess Reagent analogues                             6,85,000   krishnan,
                                                                                 S.Prathapan
16.       Research Programmes and Activities :

Sl.No.       Problem / Topic                                Investigator (s)

1         Synthesis characterization and catalysis          K.K.Mohammed Yusuff, Pearly
          of some new transition metal complexes            Sebastian, Lissy K Thalakotturand
          and zeolite encapsulated complexes                Annu Anna Varghese
2         Synthesis characterization and catalysis          K.K.Mohammed Yusuff,
          of some new transition metal                      Manju Sebastian and Arun.V
          complexes with Schiff bases
3         Synthesis characterization and catalysis          K.K.Mohammed Yusuff and
          of some new supported metal                       Robinson.P.Pominissery
          complex catalysts
4         Synthesis and characterization                    K.K.Mohammed Yusuff, Rani Joseph
          of nano zinc oxide                                and P.M.Sabura Begum
5         Catalysis by immobilized enzymes                  Dr.S.Sugunan
6         Catalysis by spinels                              Dr.S.Sugunan
7         Catalysis by metal oxides                         Dr.S.Sugunan
8         Catalysis by mesoporous silicates                 Dr.S.Sugunan
9         Photocatalysis by modified titania                Dr.S.Sugunan
10        Metal complexes of thiosemicarbazones             P.F. Rapheal & M.R.P.Kurup
          of some aldehydes
11        Transition metal complexes of                     Mini Kuriakose & M.R.P.Kurup
          aroyl hydrazones
12        Transition metal complexes of ONS                 E.B.Seena & M.R.P.Kurup
          donor compounds
13        Structural and NLO properties of some             B.N. Bessy Raj & M.R.P.Kurup
          metal complexes
14        Metal complexes of carbohydrazones                E. Manoj & M.R.P.Kurup
15        Ligating properties of some anions                Sreesha Sasi & M.R.P.Kurup
16        Studies of metal complexes of some                Leji Latheef & M.R.P.Kurup
          thiosemicarbazones

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Sl.No.      Problem / Topic                                Investigator (s)

17       Studies of metal complexes of some                Suja Krishnan & M.R.P.Kurup
         bis(thiosemicarbazones)
18       Studies of metal complexes of some                Laly. K. & M.R.P.
         bis (thiosemicarbazones)
19       Studies of metal complexes of                     Sheeja S.R. & M.R.P.
         multidentateligands
20       Studies of metal complexes of                     Jessy Emmanuel & M.R.P.
         aroyl hydrozones
21       “Fabrication of potentiometric sensors for        Remalakshmy Poduval and
         the determination of certain metal ions”-         K. Girish Kumar
22       “Synthesis, characterization and                  Jose P. Kallooparambil and
         application studies of some polymer               K.Girish Kumar
         supported metal complexes” –
23       “Development of Electrochemical sensors           Pearl Augustine and K. Girish Kumar
         for the determination of pharmaceuticals”
24       “Development of Electrochemical sensors           Sareena John and K. Girish Kumar
         for the determination of pharmaceuticals”
25       “Studies on Sensors for Lanthanides               “- Beena.S and K. Girish Kumar
26       “Development of potentiometric sensors            C. S. Sreekumar and K. Girish Kumar
         for the determination of certain metal ions”-
27       “Fabrication of electrochemical sensors           Sindhu Issac and K. Girish Kumar
         for pharmaceuticals”
28       Development of Electrochemical sensors            Litha V.K. and K. Girish Kumar
         and biosensors
29       Polymer supported and solution phase              Rajesh Krishnan & K. Sreekumar
         polyamine and PAMAM dendrimers highly
         efficient catalysts for organic synthesis
30       Novel Transition Metal Complexes of               V. Kannan & K. Sreekumar
         Modified Clays as Heterogeneous Catalysts
31       Acid Activated Natural Clays as Green             S. Suresh and K. Sreekumr
         Catalysts
32       Metallated Polycarbosilanes as                    K. Mangala and K. Sreekumar
         Heterogeneous Catalysts
33       Nonlinear Optical Properties of Chiral            C.V. Elizabeth and K. Sreekumar
         Polymers: Theoretical and
         Experimental Studies
34       Experimental and Theoretical Studies              M. V. Mahesh Kumar and
         on the spectroscopic and Conducting               K. Sreekumar
         properties of PEDOT Nano composites
35       Synthesis and Binder studies of                   A. Anoop and K. Sreekumar
         energetic thermoplastic elastomers
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Sl.No.      Problem / Topic                                Investigator (s)

36       Photochemical and Photophysical                   P. A. UnnikrishnanS. Prathapan
         Investigations on a Few Bisanthracenes
         and Bisbarrelenes
37       Synthesis and intramolecular Diels                P. A. UnnikrishnanS. Prathapan
         Alder reactions of substituted
         anthracenes with selected dienophiles
38       Studies on the synthesis and applications         P. A. UnnikrishnanS. Prathapan
         of a novel Cyclic Burgess Reagent
         analogues
39       Enzyme Immobilization studies on                  Dr.P.V.Mohanan
         polymer substrate
40       Preparation of curcumin complex                   Dr.P.V.Mohanan
         and their antimicrobial studies

17.      Seminar / Conference / Workshop / Refresher Course conducted.

Sl.                    Title                      Duration          Coordinator     Funding
No.                                                                                 Agency
1     International Conference                    March 1-3,        K.K.M.Yusuff      UGC
      on Materials for the Millennium             2007                                DST
      Matcon 2007                                                                    CSIR
                                                                                     DRDO
                                                                                    KSCSTE
                                                                                     INSA




                                             h h h




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            DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ECONOMICS
                                         Estd : 1979

The Department of Applied Economics was established in the University in the year 1979. It
was originally envisaged primarily as a research-oriented department with its focus on ap-
plied economic problems. Situated in a Science and Technology academic environment, the
Department promotes studies and research pertaining to the economic dimensions of sci-
ence, technology and society as also the economic problems of the region.
1.     Programmes of Study/Research :
       The candidates for the Ph.D and M.Phil programmes are admitted on the basis of
       an entrance test and an interview. The dates of which are notified by the University
       during the month of December. Candidates eligible for the Junior Research Fellowship
       from the UGC are exempted from the entrance test for the Ph.D programme.
       The Master of Business Economics (MBE) programme at the department is
       designed to provide advance theoretical and applied economics education, involving:

       n   A grounding in the principles of microeconomics
       n   An understanding of different schools of thought in macroeconomic theory and
           policy
       n   An appreciation of the nature of business and its role within the private enter
           prise system.
       n   The ability to use basic economic principles to analyse decision making within
           the firm and identify and explain the impact of key governmental policies on
           business
       n   A familiarity with recent developments in economic approaches to business
           strategy.
       n   A range of transferable skills in task-planning, communication, research,
           information analysis and interpretation and team-working.

2.     Faculty Members

Sl.        Name               Designation              Qualification           Specilisation
No

1     Dr. S.Harikumar       Professor and           M.A, Ph.D               Agricultural Economics,
                            Head                    DPM, MMM                Environmental
                                                                            Economics
2     Dr.P.Arunachalam      Reader                  M.A.,M.Phil.,           Quantitative Methods,
                                                    Ph.D.                   International Economics


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Sl.    Name                     Designation               Qualification          Specilisation
No
3 Dr.D.Rajasenan              Professor               Ph.D.                   Econometrics,
                                                                              Fisheries Economics
4     Dr.M.Meera Bai          Reader                  M.A.(Eco),              Industrial Economics,
                                                      M.A.(History),          Gender Economics
                                                      Ph.D.
5     Sri. P.K.Manoj          Lecturer                B.Tech., MBA,     Finance and Accounts,
                                                      MA (Eco), M.Com.  Business Strategy,
                                                      M.Phil., Ph.D.    Operations Management
                                                      (results awaited)
6     Dr.M.K.Sukumaran        Professor               MA (Economics), Economics of Technology,
      Nair (on leave)                                 Ph.D.           Technology Change
                                                                      and Small Business
                                                                      Economics

3.      Visiting Faculty

Sl.         Name                Designation               Qualification          Specilisation
No

1     Dr. P.P. Pillai         Visiting Professor      Ph.D.

4.    Research Staff (ICSSR Research Fellow :)

Sl.         Name                Designation               Qualification          Specilisation
No

1     Dr.Sabu Thomas          Research Fellow              Ph.D.                Social Security


5.      Research Scholars

Sl.    Name                      Funding          Guide                           Area of Work
No                               Agency

1.     Ranjini R.Prabhu                        Dr.D.Rajasenan                   Fishery
                                                                                Sustainability
2      Harilal G.                              Dr.M.Meera Bai
3      A.B.Aliyar                              Dr.P.Arunachalam
4      Sumi Nair S.
5      Sebastian Thomas
6      V.Sreekumar
7      Parvathy P.                             Dr.D.Rajasenan                   Fisheries Economics
8      Sudeep S.
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Sl.   Name                     Funding          Guide                        Area of Work
No                             Agency

9     T.G.Saji
10    Sangeetha K.Pratap
11    Jayasree Paul                          Dr. Mary Joseph                Developmental
                                                                            Economics
12    Ansar A.S
13    Anupa Jacob
14    Joy Joseph                             Dr. P.R.Wilson
15    Emmanuel Thomas                        Dr.M.K.Sukumaran Nair
16    Sajitha P.P.                           Dr.K.C.Sankaranarayanan
17    Dhanalakshmi T.                        Dr.K.C.Sankaranarayanan        Environmental
                                                                            Economics
18    Suprabha K.M                           Dr. K.B.Pavithran
19    K.M.Rajani                             Dr.K.C.Sankaranarayanan
20    Jomi Thomas                            Dr. S.Anilkumar
21    Tojo Jose                              Dr. P.Arunachalam
22    Raveendrakumar D.                      Dr. D. Rajasenan
23    Bindu George                           Dr. D.Rajasenan
24    Mini Zacharia                          Dr. M.K. Sukumaran Nair
25    Tom Jacob                              Dr. M.K. Sukumaran Nair
26    Koshi P. Mathew                        Dr. M.K. Sukumaran Nair
27    Thomas Mathew                          Dr. M.K. Sukumaran Nair
28    Benny Thomas                           Dr. P. Arunachalam
29    Toms Joseph                            Tarian George           Rubber Production
                                                                     sector
30    Kunhikkannan T.P                       Dr. M.K.Sukumaran Nair
31    Smitha T.H.                            Dr.K.C.Sankaranarayanan Indian Economy
32    Binny Chandy                           Dr. Tharian George K
33    Robins Jacob                           Dr. D.Rajasenan
34    Mary Antony                            Dr. S.Anilkumar
35    Florance M.A.                          Dr. D>Rajasenan
36    Sudheer S.P.                           Dr. P.Arunachalam
6.    Administrative Personnel
Sl.    Designation                                                          No. of posts
No.

1      Sel. Gr. Assistant                                                         1
2.     Sel.Gr.Typist/Stenographer                                                 1
3      Asst. Librarian                                                            1

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4       Peon                                                                       1
5       Sweeper cum cleaner                                                        1
6       Assistant on daily wage basis                                              1
7       Professional Assistant on daily wage basis                                 1

7.     Student Enrollment

Sl. Programme of Study                                         Men           Women         Total
No.

1     MBE                                                      7             10            17
2     M.Phil.                                                  3             7             10

8.     Research Facilities :
       a. Laboratories (List out Major equipments available)
       b. Library
         No. of books and Journals on 31st                Additions during the year
              March of previous year                             current year
                   Books – 10326                                      152
                Back volume – 1545                                     55
                 Indian Journals – 40                                  30
                Foreign Journals – 10                                   9

9.    Ph.Ds Awarded
Sl. No.   Title of Thesis            Name of                                 Supervising
                                     Research Scholar                           Guide
1                                    Devasia M.D.                     Dr. M.Meera Bai
2     Evaluation of Primary          Padmaja K.                       Dr. Mary Joseph
      health care system in
      Kerala
10.    Publications
       a. Papers
1     Manoj P.K.         “Cheque Truncation - A Primer”                                2006
      & Sudeep S
2.    Manoj P.K.         “Success Strategies for Marketing of Bank                     2006
                         Products”
                         “Higher Education in India: Retrospect and                    2006
                         Prospects”
                         “IT-ITES Industry in India and Economic                       2007
                         Development”
                         “Enhancing the Productivity of Indian                         2007

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                       Manufacturing Industry: the Case of
                       Flexible Manufacturing”
                       Advanced manufacturing technologies for              2006
                       enhanced productivity of manufacturing
                       industry in India
                       Performance of India IT-ITES Industry; an Analysis   2006
3    Dr. S.Harikumar   “Plantation Sector and Regional Development”         19.1.2007
                       in the National Seminar on Kerala’s Development
                       Issues.
                       “Emigration and Economic Development of Kerala”      2.2.2007
                       in the national seminar on Kerala at 50: Past
                       Performance and present challenges, Govt.
                       College, Kodancherry.
                       “Problems and Prospects of Higher Education of       20.1.2007
                       Kerala”
                       Note on XI plan objective: Seminar on                29.3.2007
                       Development Planning, Dept. of Economics, John
                       Mathai Centre, University of Calicut.
4    Dr. P.Aruna-      “WTO and Indian Agriculture” in the National         19 & 20
     chalam            Seminar organized by Madurai Kamaraj                 February
                       University                                           2007
      b. Books
1     Kerala Economy - From Slumber to Performance, Edited by Dr. Meera Ba, M, Reader,
      Department of Aplied Economics, CUSAT. Paper Contributed - “ICT for Economic
      Development: the Case of Kerala Economy”. (Manoj PK. & Sudeep S)
2.    “Emerging Trends in Technical Education in Kerala”- Edited by Dr. Meera Bai M,
      Reader, Department of Applied Economics, CUSAT. Paper Contributed - “Technical
      Educartion in India: The Way Ahead”. (Proceedings of the Two-day Seminar
      Sponsored by AICTE, New Delhi.) (Manoj P.K. & Dr. M.Meera bai)
3     “Emerging Trends in Technical Education in Kerala” - Edited by Dr. Meera Bai M,
      Reader, Department of Applied Economics, CUSAT. Paper Contributed- “Saving
      Management Education in India from Irrelevance: Some Strategic Imperatives”.
      (Proceedings of the Two-day Seminar Sponsored by AICTE, New Delhi.) (Manoj
      P.K. & Dr. P.Arunachalam)
4     “Economics of Education and Health Service in India” - Edited by Dr. K.A.Rasure
      Reader, Nrupatunga Arts & Commerce college, Gulbarga Dist., Sedam - 585 222
      (Karnataka State). Paper Contributed was “Restructuring Economis Education in
      India: an Imminent Need in the LPG Regime”. (Manoj P.K.)
5     Arunachalam P. (2006) “Impact of Economic Reforms on Employment” K.Rajan (Ed),
      “Indian Economy: The Post Reform Scenario” Serials Publications, New Delhi.
6     Arunachalam P. (2006) “Education and Health in Kerala” Prof. V.B.Jugale, “The State
      of Indian Economy’ Serials Publications, New Delhi.


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11.   Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by
      Faculty/Students.
Name of Participant                 Name of Seminar /                       Role
                                   Conference/ Workshop
Dr.P.Arunchalam       One day Workshop on Reacereditations by             Paricipant
                      NAAC held on 19.1.2007 at School of
                      Management Studies Auditorium, CUSAT,
                      Kochi-22
                      Two day National Seminar on “Emerging
                      Trends in Technical Education in Kerala” held       Participant
                      on January 20 and 21, 2007 at the Department
                      of Applied Economics, CUSAT
                      Presented a research paper “WTO and Indian
                      Agriculture” in the National Seminar on the thems
                      “Indian Agriculture at a Cross Roads” organized     Participant
                                                                  th
                      by Madhurai Kamaraj University during 19 and
                         th
                      20 February 2007
Sri. P.K.Manoj        International Management Conference on              Participant
                      Convergence and Competition - 2007 (IMCCC
                      2007) organized by Punjab College of Technical
                      Education (PCTE), Ludhiana, Punjab on 31
                      March, 2007. Paper presented was “Advanced
                      Manufacturing Technologies for Enhanced
                      Productivity of Manufacturing Industry in India”.
                      (Manoj P.K.)
                      International Conference on Global Trends in IT-    Participant
                      2007 (ICGTIT 2007) organized by Pubjab College
                      of Technical Education (PCTE), Ludhiana, Punjab
                      on 31 March, 2007. Paper presented was
                      “Performance of Indian IT-ITES Industry: an
                      Analysis” (Manoj P.K.)
                      National Seminar on “Toward a New Global            Participant
                      Economy” in connection with the XXX the Annual
                      Conference of Indian Academy of Social
                      Sciences (ISSA), Allahabad at Alagappa
                      University, Karaikudi on December 26-29, 2006.
                      Paperpresented was “Higher Edcuation in India -
                      Retrospect and Prospects”. (Manoj P.K.)
                      AICTE sponsored National Seminar on                 Participant
                      “Emerging Trends in Technical Educatin in
                      Kerala” on 20-21 January 2007 at Department
                      of Applied Economics, Cochin University of
                      Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala.

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Name of Participant                  Name of Seminar /                       Role
                                    Conference/ Workshop
                      Paper presented was “Technical Education in
                      India - the Way Ahead” (Manoj P.K. &
                      Dr. M.Meera Bai.)
                      AICTE sponsored National Seminar on                  Participant
                      “Emerging Trends in Technical Education in
                      Kerala” on 20-21 January 2007 at Department
                      of Applied Economics, Cohin University of
                      Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala. Paper
                      presented was “Saving Management Education
                      in India from Irrelevance: Some Strategic
                      Imperatives” (Manoj P.K. & Dr. P.Arunachalam)
                      Government of Kerala-Sponsored National              Participant
                      Seminar on “Kerala’s FIscal Crisis: Outlauys
                      and Outcomes” on 12-13 February 2007 at
                      P.G.Department of Economics, Panampilly
                      Mamorial Government College, Chalakudy,
                      Kerala. Paper presented was “Significance
                      of Social Banking in the LPG Regime and the
                      concept of Financial Inclusion: a Study”
                      (Manoj P.K.)
                      UGC-Sponsored Two-Day National Seminar on            Participant
                      “Regional Disparities in Infrastructural
                      Development in India with Special Reference
                      to Andhra Pradesh” organized by Department
                      of Economics, Osmania University. Hyderabad
                      on 09-10 March, 2007. Paper presented was
                      “IT-ITES Industry in India and Economic
                      Development. (Manoj P.K.)
                      Two-Day National Conference on “Production           Participant
                      and Operations Management POM 2007”
                      organized by Department of Manufacturing
                      Engineering Annamalai University, Chidambaram,
                      Tamil Nadu, Paper presented was “Enhancing
                      the Productivity of Indian Manufacturing Industry:
                      the Case of Flexible Manufacturing” (Manoj P.K.)
                      National Seminar on “Globalization and Dalits”       Participant
                      organized by Centre for B.R.Ambedkar Studies
                      (UGC Sponsored under X Plan), Mangalore
                      University, Mangalagangotri, Karnataka on 22-23
                      February 2007. Paper presented was “Financial
                      Inclusion: an Effective Tool for Dalit
                      Empowerment and Equitable Economic Growth
                      in the LPG Regime” (Manoj P.K.)
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Name of Participant                  Name of Seminar /                     Role
                                    Conference/ Workshop
Dr. S.Harikumar      National Seminar on Effects of Economic            Participant
                     Reforms, Pondichery University on 28.10.2006
                     Development Agenda for Exployment Generation, Participant
                     Kerala Management Association on 9.11.2006
                     National Seminar on Kerala’s Development           Res. Person
                     Issues, Department of Economics, Govt. College,
                     Kottayam on 19.1.2007 Paper presented on
                     “Plantation Sector and Regional Development”
                     National Seminar on Kerala at 50: Past              -do-
                     Performance and present challenges, Govt.
                     College, Kolancherry on 2.2.2007 “Emigration
                     and Economic Development of Kerala”
                     Seminar on Trends in Technical Education of         -do-
                     Kerala, Dept. of Applied Economcs, CUSAT on
                     20.1.2007 Paper presented on “Problems and
                     Prospects of Higher Education of Kerala”
                     Seminar on Relevance and significance of            -do-
                     Environmental Economcs, Post Graduate
                     Department of Economcs and Research Centre,
                     Govt. Brennan College, Key Note Address
                     14.2.2007
                     Seminar on Development Planning Dept. of            -do-
                     Economics, John Mathai Centre, University of
                     Calicut, Note on XI Plan Objective paper
                     presented pn 29.3.2007
                     Valuation methods in Environment Economics
                     ASC University of Kerala, 27.3.2007
12. Sponsored Research Projects
Sl. No.      Title          Sponsoring             Amount            Investigation(s)
                               Agency
  1     Major Research          UGC              Rs.3,93,400/-        Dr.M.Meera
        Project                                       Bai
13.   Seminar/ Conference/ Workshop/ Refresher Courses conducted by the
      Department
Sl.       Title                  Duration      Coordinator          Funding
No.                                                                 Agency
1     National Seminar (Two day) 2 days     Dr. M.Meera Bai          AICTE
      Emerging Trends in
      Technical Education
      in Kerala
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         DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
                                           Estd: 1996

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences was formed in 1996 by bifurcating the erstwhile
Physical Oceanography and Meteorology Division of the School of Marine Sciences. The
Department started offering a 4-semester M. Sc programme in Meteorology since 1975 and
a 4-semester M. Tech in Atmospheric Science since 1989.
Apart from teaching activities, research works in modeling, diagnostic, theoretical and
observational studies in the field of Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences are in full swing.
Government of India has identified the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, CUSAT
as one of the Centers of Excellence to carry out research work in the frontier area
Mesospheric Modelling of Monsoon Related Predictions, an ambitious project under the
New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI), along with other pre-
mier national institutes, such as IIT, Delhi, IISc., Bangalore, NAL, Bangalore, CMMACS,
Bangalore, IITM, Pune and TIFR, Bombay.
The University Grants Commission has selected the Department of Atmospheric Sciences
under its Special Assistance Programme (SAP) based on the quality of teaching, aca-
demic achievements, research in thrust area and viable potential for future development. The
essence and primary aim of SAP of the UGC is the combination of teaching and research to
encourage group research efforts. The project entitled, Influence of Arabian Sea and the
Orography of Western Ghats on the Weather and Climate of Kerala, under UGC – SAP -
Level DRS Phase I from August 2002 to July 2007. The department receives Rs. 39 lakhs to
carry out research in the frontier area of Atmospheric Sciences. The financial support for five
years is expected to develop the Department into a Centre of Excellence.
UGC has also identified this Department as the Nodal Centre and funded for introducing
Computer Applications courses at the post graduate level and extending lectures to other
selected Departments in the University.
Department of Science and Technology (DST) identified the Department of Atmospheric Sci-
ences as one of the premier centres in India in the field of Atmospheric Research and Teach-
ing and sanctioned Rs. 31 Lakhs under its FIST programme.
The Department has been pursuing research on the Indian Monsoon for the last two
decades. Taking into account the often-felt need for a coordinated effort on monsoon
research in the country, a Centre for Monsoon Studies was established in the Department in
July 2000 with Dr. C.K. Rajan as the Hon. Director. Various research activities are going on
under the Centre of Monsoon Studies. . The Centre in collaboration with Florida State Univer-
sity, USA carried out work on Wavelet Analysis of Frequency Spectra For Monsoon Rainfall.
The Centre is now actively involved in the prestigious ARMEX (Arabian Sea Monsoon Experi-
ment) project of DST, in which we are working in collaboration with NIO. The centre is also
engaged in R& D activities with SNOM and NODPAC of Southern Naval Command. .A pres-
tigious project ANTHARIKSHA, funded by ISRO and Govt. of Kerala is also at full swing to



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set up a network of automatic weather stations in and around selected places in Kerala and
Lakshadweep.
Cochin University of Science and Technology has established a Centre for Space Research
to conduct research projects funded by Indian Space Research Organisation in the fields of
Atmospheric Dynamics and Modelling, Remote Sensing Applications, Meteorology,
Oceanography, Geology, Fisheries, Electronics and Communications etc. under the
Department of Atmospheric Sciences with Dr. K. Mohan Kumar as Hon. Director. The main
objective of establishing a ISRO Centre at CUSAT is to develop a strong link with the ISRO to
carry out quality research and developmental projects of relevance to space/atmospheric
science applications and derive useful outputs to support ISRO programmes. The collaborative
programme will enhance academic activities in space science and technology and their
applications generate human resource and infrastructure developments in CUSAT and will
support the space programme of our Country.
Eight efficient and dynamic faculty are available in the Department. Prestigious awards such
as BOYSCAST, Commission of the European Communities (CEC) Fellowships, etc. were
awarded to the faculty. The Department has produced 32 Ph. D.s and published about 183
research papers in reputed international and national scientific journals. In addition, more
than 200 research papers were presented in various national/international scientific conferences
in India and abroad. Eminent Scientists and Professors are often invited to the Department
for giving lectures in advanced areas
The Department has high-speed computational facilities, and full-fledged surface weather
observatory. It has also setup a data bank, which has NCEP/NCAR reanalysis global data,
UARS data from NASA, Rocket data, MST Radar data, surface weather observations, TOMS
data, etc.
Four national-level seminars and an International seminar were organized and conducted by
the Department during the past five years.
1.    Programmes of Study/Research
      (1) M.Sc. Meteorology
      (2) M.Tech Atmospheric Sciences
      (3) Ph.D Programme in Meteorology/Atmospheric Science
The syllabi for both the M.Sc. Course in Meteorology and the M.Tech Course in
Atmospheric Sciences are fully modified at par with the syllabi of foreign universities of inter-
national standard. The M.Sc.Course is now in Credit System with 50% internal and external
evaluations and the M.Tech Course with 100% internal evaluation. M.Tech Course is a four-
semester programme from 2002 admissions.

2.     Faculty Members:
Sl.          Name              Designation               Qualification         Specialization
No.

1.    Dr. C. A. Babu          Reader & Head          M.Sc., Ph. D            Boundary layer
                                                                             Meteorology

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Sl.           Name               Designation              Qualification            Specialization
No.


2     Dr.H.S.Ram Mohan         Professor              M.Sc.Tech.,               Agricultural Meteorology,
                                                      Ph.D                      Hydrometeorology
3.    Dr. K. Mohan Kumar       Professor              M.Sc., Ph.D               Stratoshere-
                                                                                Tropsphere
                                                                                Interactions
4.    Dr. C. K. Rajan          Professor              M.Sc.Tech., Ph.D          Rainfall Studies
5.    Dr. K. G. Anil Kumar     Reader                 M.Sc., Ph. D              Air Pollution
                                                                                Meteorology
6.    Dr. Santosh. K. R        Reader                 M.Sc., Ph. D              Remote Sensing
7.    Sri. B. Chakrapani       Sel. Gr. Lecturer      M.Sc.                     Numerical Modelling
8.    Dr. V. Madhu             Lecturer               M.Sc., Ph. D              Middle Atmospheric
                                                                                Dynamics
9.    Dr. P. V. Joseph         Emeritus               MA, Ph.D                  Tropical
                               Professor                                        Meteorology

3. Research Staff
Sl.      Name                    Designation              Qualification            Specialization
No.

1     Dr.Anu Simon       Research Associate             M.Sc., Ph.D           Climate Variability
2.    Dr. Bindu G        Project Scientist              M.Sc., Ph.D           Air Pollution Meteorology
3.    Aneesh Kumar N     JRF                            M.Sc.
4.    Gireesh Kumar      JRF                            M.Sc.
5.    Hebin.C            JRF                            M.Sc.
6.    Johnson Zacharia   SRF                            M.Tech
7.    Lorna R Nayagam JRF                               M.Sc.
8.    Rajesh . J         JRF                            M.Sc.
9.    Nithin ViswambharanJRF                            M.Sc.
10.   Sabin T.P.         JRF                            M.Sc.
11.   Smitha John        JRF                            M.Tech
12.   Vanisree. S        JRF                            M.Sc.
13.   Vijayakumar        JRF                            M.Sc.

4.     Research Scholars
Sl.         Name                      Funding                  Guide                   Area
No                                    Agency                                          of work
1.     Abhilash S                   CSIR SRF           Dr.K.Mohan Kumar                 Meteorology
2.     Asha S Philip                CSIR JRF             Dr. C. A. Babu                      “

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3.    Anish Kumar Nair           CSIR JRF              Dr. C. A. Babu               “
4.    Jayakrishnan P R           CSIR JRF              Dr. C. A. Babu               “
5.    Johnson Zacharia           DOD-SRF              Dr. C. K. Rajan               “
6.    Joseph Sebastian M.D          FIP                Dr. C. K. Rajan              “
7.    Lorna R Nayagam             SAP-JRF          Dr.H.S. Ram Mohan                “
8.    Nithin Viswambharan        UGC JRF           Dr. K. Mohan Kumar               “
9.    Prasanth A Pillai          CSIR-SRF           Dr.K.Mohan Kumar                “
10.   Rajesh. J                   SAP-JRF           Dr.K.Mohan Kumar                “
11.   Sabin. T. P                ISRO-JRF               Dr. C A Babu                “
12.   Subash. N                                    Dr. H. S. Ram Mohan              “
13.   Vanisree. S                ISRO-JRF             Dr. C. K. Rajan               “
15.   Vijayakumar                CSIR-JRF            Dr. Santosh. K. R              “
16.   Baby Chakrapani                               Dr.H.S.Ram Mohan                “
17.   Gopakumar C.S                                Dr. H.S. Ram Mohan               “
18.   Krishnakumar K.N                             Dr. H.S.Ram Mohan                “
19.   Lathadevi. P. K                                   Dr.C.K.Rajan                “
20.   Sailaja Devi                                    Dr. C. K. Rajan               “
21.   Sakkeer Hussain. A                             Dr. Santosh K R                “
22.   Shaji Joseph                                     Dr. C. K. Rajan              “
23.   Sheena Xavier                                   Dr. C. K. Rajan               “
24.   Smitha A                                     Dr. H. S. Ram Mohan              “

5.    Administrative personnel

Sl No..           Designation                                 No. of Posts

1.             Section Officer                                       1
2.             Office Supdt.                                         1
3.             Assistant Grade II                                    1
4.             Peon                                                  1

6.    Technical Personnel

Sl No..           Designation                                 No. of Posts
1.        Technical Assistant Grade III                             2

7.    Students Enrollment
Sl. No.      Programme of study                             Men            Women   Total
1.           M.Sc.(Meteorology)                              4               6      10
2.           M.Tech (Atmospheric Science)                    2               2       4
3.           Ph.D                                            5               -       5
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8.    Research Facilities
      Laboratories (List of Major equipments available)
      1. Meteorological Instrumentation Laboratory
      2. Synoptic Lab
      3. Computer Lab
      4. Surface Meteorological Observatory
      5. Modelling Lab : SGI 02/origin 250 Workstation
      6. Atmospheric Data Bank
9.    Distinguished Visitors
Sl. No.         Name                        Affiliation                         Remarks
1.          Dr.Padmanabhan               Dean, Eastern University,
                                         Srilanka
10.   Ph.D awarded/ submitted
Sl. No. Title of the Thesis   Name of Research                      Supervising Guide
                                   Scholar
1.   Salient features of the North      Neema C.P                     Dr.C.A.Babu
     Indian associated with the
     Indian Summer Monsoon
2.   Studies on the Characteristics     Mrudula G                     Dr.K.Mohan Kumar
     of Troposphere and Lower
     Stratosphere associated with
     the passage of Tropical
     Cyclones
3.   South West Monsoon rainfall        Aype Thomas                   Dr.C.K.Rajan
     of Kerala and its Variability
4.   Impact of Western Ghat             Venu G Nair                   Dr. K. Mohan Kumar
     Orography on the Weather
     and Climate over Southern
     Peninsular India – A Mesoscale
     Modelling Study
11. Publications:
     Papers
Sl.No.                                              Name of Paper
  1.    Wind characteristics of the troposphere and lower stratosphere during the passage
        of a tropical cyclone over India using VHF Radar
  2.    Cloud resolving mesoscale simulation of Mumbai heavy rainfall event
  3.    Monsoon boundary layer characteristics using LAWP VIII.
  4.    Assimilation of VHF Radar data in the simulation of the organization and vertical
        structure of tropical storms
  5.    Cloud resolving mesoscale simulation of intense convective events over India
        using MM5 model
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Sl. No.   Title of the Thesis          Name of Research               Supervising Guide
                                            Scholar
 6.       Atmospheric Circulation of Indian Summer Monsoon during Tropospheric Biennial
          Oscillation
 7.       Thermodynamic parameters and thunderstorms indices over Kerala during pre-
          monsoon seasons
 8.       Relationships between Typhoon over West Pacific and onset of monsoon over
          Kerala
 9.       Wind Characteristics of the troposphere and lower stratosphere during the
          passage of a tropical cyclone over India using VHF Radar
 10.      Impact of Doppler Weather Radar wind observations for the Prediction of the
          Organization and Structure of Mesoscale Convective Systems
 11.      Assimilation of MST Radar wind observations for the Prediction of the Track
          and Intensity of Tropical Cyclone over Bay of Bengal
 12.      Assimilation of Satellite Derived parameters for the Short Range Prediction of
          Mesoscale Convective Systems and Validation of Microphysical Schemes in
          Mesoscale Models
 13.      Case study on the heavy rainfall incidence over Lakshadweep and Kerala during
          pre-monsoon of 2004
 14.      Recent changes in rainfall trend and associated characteristics with good and
          bad monsoon years
 15.      Trends in the frequency of occurrence of heavy rainfall in India during monsoon
          of 1951-2003
 16.      Atmospheric circulations associated with Tropospheric Biennial Oscillation
 17.      Characteristics of ABL during active and weak phases of monsoon
 18.      Convective cloudiness in North Indian Ocean prior to monsoon onset using INSAT
          IR data
 19.      Mixed layer temperature and mixed layer depth variations in the Arabian sea
          (Cochin- Lakshadweep Route) – An XBT observational result 2002-2005
 20.      Variations in radio refractive index over different regions in India
 21.      Variation of radio refractivity in relation to Monsoon propagation over India
 22.      Annual variation of radio refractivity over India
 23.      Characteristics of SST over the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal
 24.      Lower tropospheric wind characteristics during active and weak phases of
          monsoon using VHF radar
 25.      Diurnal variation of LLJ and its ABL signature – a study in the monsoon regime
12. Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty/Students.
Name of Participant            Name of Seminar / Conference/            Role
                                       Workshop
Dr. Anu Simon                        TROPMET 2006               Presented paper
Prasanth A Pillai                    TROPMET 2006               Presented paper
Asha S Philip                        TROPMET 2006               Presented paper
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Johnson Zacharia                           TROPMET 2006                       Presented paper
Dr. C. K. Rajan                            TROPMET 2006                       Presented paper
Dr. C. A. Babu                             TROPMET 2006                       Presented 3 papers
P. Vijayakumar                             TROPMET 2006                       Presented paper
Dr. K. Mohan Kumar           Symposium on Coupling Processes                  Presented paper
                             in the Equatorial Atmosphere (CPEA),
                             Kyoto University , Japan
Dr. C. A. Babu               The Arabian Seas International                   Presented paper
                             Conference on Science & Technology
                             of Aquaculture, Fisheries and
                             Oceanography, organized by Kuwait
                              Inst. Of Scientific Research,
                             State of Kuwait
Dr. C. A. Babu               International Symposium on Study of              Presented 2 papers
                             Rainfall Rate and Radio wave
                             Propagation, Dept. of Physics, Sona
                             College of Technology, Salem, TN.
Dr. C. A. Babu               Eleventh International Workshop on               Presented 2 papers
                             Technical & Scientific Aspects of
                             MST RADAR-MST-11, organized
                              by NARL, Tirupati, AP.
Abhilash. S                  Symposium on Coupling Processes in               Presented paper
                             the Equatorial Atmosphere (CPEA),
                             Kyoto University , Japan
All Faculty and Students     Workshop on Vagaries of Monsoon                  Participated
          “                  WMO Day 2007                                     Participated
Dr. H. S. Ram Mohan          WMO Day 2007                                     Presented the
                                                                              theme: Polar
                                                                              Meteorology :
                                                                              Global Impacts
J. Rajesh              Workshop on Mesoscale Modelling,                       Participated
                       Andhra University
Lorna R Nayagam        Workshop on Mesoscale Modelling,                       Participated
                       Andhra University
13. Awards/ Honours/ Fellowships etc. received
Name of Recipient      Name of Fellowship/ Honour /                           Awarding Agency
                                   Award
Dr. Anu Simon          Best Paper Award in TROPMET                            Indian
                       2006 to the paper entitled                             Meteorological
                       Trends in the frequency of                             Society
                       occurrence of heavy rainfall in
                       India during monsoon of 1951-2003

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14.   Sponsored Research Projects

Sl.   Tiltle                            Sponsoring          Amount             Investigator(s)
No                                       Agency            (in lakhs)
1.    XBT observations along               DOD               27.70         C.K.Rajan,
      Cochin to Lakshadweep                                                R. Sajeev &
      under (indomodesatcore)                                              P.V.Joseph
      ARMEX Programme
2.    Teaching of Computer                  UGC              15.00         Head of the
      Applications at PG Level                                             Department
3.     Influence of Arabian Sea and     UGC - SAP              39          All faculty Members
       the Orography of Western
       Ghats on the Weather and
       Climate of Kerala
4.    Project for Fund for Improvement      DST              30.00         Head of the
       of Sci. & Tech Infrastructure                                       Department
5.     Vertical Structure and Dynamics     ISRO              18.11         Dr. K. Mohan Kumar
       of Tropical Mesoscale Convective
       Systems : Observational and
       Modelling Studies
6.     Numerical Simulation of             ISRO               7.11         Dr. C. K. Rajan
       Atmospheric Dispersion for
       Kerala Coast
7.     Study of Rain Bearing Monsoon       ISRO               7.47         Dr. Santosh K R
       Clouds Using INSAT Data
8.     Intra-seasonal Oscillation of       ISRO               3.96         Dr. Santosh K R
       Precipitation and Its Coherence                                     Dr. H. S.
       with Circulation During Monsoon                                     Ram Mohan
       Using TMI Data
9.    Extended Range Prediction of         ISRO              19.80         Dr. P V Joseph &
       Active and Break Phases of                                          Dr. C A Babu
        Indian Summer Monsoon
10. Meteorological Observation         ISRO, Govt. of          25          Dr. C.K.Rajan
       Network in Kerala (Anthariksha) Kerala & CUSAT
11.   Impact of Bay of Bengal cyclones SNOM &                  5           C.K.Rajan
      & West Pacific Typhoons in the      CUSAT
      sea and swell conditions over Bay
      of Bengal
12. Study on the Anomalous               NODPAC
      Propagation over East Central      & CUSAT               5           C.K.Rajan
      Arabian Sea
13. Evaluation of Pollutant Transport       DST               9.12         G. Bindu
      and Dispersion in a Coastal area
      using Mesoscale Model
15. Research programmes and Activities
Sl. No.       Problems/Topics                                        Investigator(s)
1.     TBO and Monsoon                                               Prasanth A Pillai / Dr. K.
                                                                     Mohan Kumar
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2.    Numerical Simulation of Atmospheric Dispersion                 Vanisree / Dr. C. K. Rajan
      over Kerala coast
3.    SST and Deep Convection                                        Sabin. T. P./ Dr. C A Babu
4.    Indian Ocean Climate Variability                               Asha. S. Philip / Dr. C A
                                                                     Babu / Hareesh Kumar
5.    Development of Drought Indices for Indo Gangetic               Subash. N / Dr. H. S. Ram
      Basins                                                         Mohan
6.    Crop Weather Modelling of Coconut in the                       Krishnakumar K.N. /
      Humid Tropics                                                  GSLHVPrasadaRao/
                                                                     Dr.H.S.RamMohan
7.    Mesoscale Modelling of a Coastal Environment                   B. Chakrapani / Dr. H. S.
                                                                     Ram Mohan
8.    Climate Variability and Plantation Crops Production            GopakumarC.S./GSLHV
      in the Humid Tropics                                           PrasadaRao/
                                                                     Dr.H.S.RamMohan
9.    Physical Effects of Rainfall on Exploitation of Hevea          Dr. C. K. Rajan / Sylajadevi
10.   Study of Monsoon Clouds using Satellite Data                   Vijayakumar P/       Dr.
                                                                     Santosh. K. R
11.   Boundary Layer Dynamics and Monsoon                            Anishkumar Nair/
                                                                     Jayakrishnan P R /
                                                                     Dr. C. A. Babu
12.   Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems                          Abhilash. S/
                                                                     Dr. K. Mohan Kumar
13.   Study of the Influence of Arabian Sea on the Diurnal,          Rajesh. J/
      Spatial and Temporal Variability of Monsoon                    Dr. K. Mohan Kumar
      Rainfall over Kerala
14.   Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone and its Variability  Joseph Sebastian M.D/
                                                           Dr. C. K. Rajan
15.   Influence of Topography on the Climate of Kerala     Lorna R Nayagam/
                                                           Dr. H. S. Ram Mohan
16.   Aerosol and Radiation                                Lathadevi. P.K/
                                                           Dr. C. K. Rajan
17.   Mixed Layer Variations in the Arabian Sea            Johnson Zacharia/
                                                           Dr. C. K. Rajan
16. Seminars/Conferences/workshop/Refresher course conducted by the Department.
Sl. No.     Title            duration         Co-ordinator        Funding Agency
1.        Vagaries         25 January       Dr. C. A. Babu          CUSAT
        of Monsoon             2007
2.       WMO day            23 March         IMS Cochin                -
            2007               2007        Chapter & DAS


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               DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
                                          Estd : 1987
The mandate of the Department is to train human resources in Biotechnology and to cater to
the needs of the Nation in harnessing the vast biodiversity and to promote bioindustries, not
only in the state of Kerala but also in the Nation. The M.Sc. programme in Biotechnology
offers comprehensive education in all aspects of modern applied biology. The programme
has been designed in such a way that the students are well trained in state-of-the-art techniques
in the world of fermentation, molecular biology, genetic engineering, bio-informatics, molecular
neurobiology and immunology. The theoretical and practical knowledge acquired by the
student during the first three semesters is perfected through an intensive dissertation work
during the fourth semester. Topically relevant problems are identified for the purpose so as to
impart training in identification and execution of research problems and interpretation of data.
Most of the M. Sc. students opt for research programmes in national/international laboratories
after they complete their programme. They also find employment in industries, educational
institutions and other organizations involved in R and D and also in medical, pharmaceutical,
agricultural and environmental biotechnology sectors.
Research activities of the Department are presently centered on areas such as Microbial
Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Neurobiology, Cell Biology
and Plant Biotechnology. The research students generally get absorbed as Scientists in
different national and international laboratories and as lecturers in Universities/Colleges.
On an average, about 60% of the M.Sc students clear the NET and 80% pass the GATE.
36 students have so far taken their doctoral degrees from the Department, with about 98
scientific publications from the Department.
A Centre for Neurosciences was established during 2000 in the Department with the intention
of bringing the Industries, medical colleges and hospitals closer to research accomplishments.
The Centre organizes annual workshops, meetings, lecturers and awareness programmes.
The Centre also takes up extension activities like conducting neurological surveys, diagnosis,
awareness programme, clinical and scientific testing. The research interests of the Centre
include molecular aspects of Neurotransmitter receptors functional regulation in relation to
Diabetes, Cell proliferation, Cancer, Epilepsy, Herbal medicines, Alcoholism, Bone fracture
healing, Stem Cell differentiation aging, Hypoxia and Hypoglycemia. The Centre offers an
elective paper in Molecular Neurobiology for M.Sc students and other interested students in
the University. It provides opportunities to do research activities in Molecular Neurobiology
for students of India and abroad. Every year the Centre conducts World Brain Awareness
Programme for the students of Colleges, Schools and Public. This makes people aware how
efficiently they can make use of their brain for a better living avoiding disease occurrence.
The Department has linkages with R & D Institutions and Industries such as Sree Chitra
Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Indian Spices Research Board, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for
Biotechnology, Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences, Lakeshore Hospital and Research
Centre, Madona Hospital and Research Centre, Synthite Industries, Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy
Ltd, Medical College, Kottayam, MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery and Muvattupuzha
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1.       Programmes of Study/Research: M. Sc. and Ph. D., Biotechnology
2.       Faculty Members

Sl.No. Name Designation            Qualification                  Specialisation
 1     Dr M Chandrasekaran         Professor            Ph D        Microbial Technology
 2     Dr.C.S.Paulose               Reader,             Ph D        Molecular and Cellular
                                   Head, DBT                        Neurobiology
3       Dr. Sarita.G.Bhat           Lecturer          Ph.D.         Bioprocess Technology
4       Dr Padma Nambisan           Lecturer          Ph.D.         Plant Biotechnology
5       Elyas K. K.                 Lecturer          M.Sc,         Medical Biotechnology
                                                      M.Tech
6       Dr.E.Vijayan                Emeritus           Ph.D         Neuroendocrinology
                                    Professor
3.         Research Scholars
Sl.     Name                   Funding                Guide                          Area of
No.                            Agency                                                 Work
1.    Sreeja Chellappan        DBT,    Prof M Chandrasekaran                 Alkaline protease
                             New Delhi                                       production from marine
                                                                             fungus
2.    Jasmin C                 DBT,    Prof M Chandrasekaran                 Molecular cloning &
                             New Delhi                                       expression of alkaline
                                                                             protease gene
3.    Madhu K M                  UGC,      Prof M Chandrasekaran             Cellulase production
                             New Delhi                                       from a marine fungus
4.    Soorej M Basheer          CSIR,      Prof M Chandrasekaran             Lipase production from
                             New Delhi                                       a marine fungus
5.    Lailaja V P               CSIR,      Prof M Chandrasekaran             Lipase production from
                             New Delhi                                       marine bacterium
6.    Bijina B                Welfare      Prof M Chandrasekaran             Isolation & purification
                             Fellowship                                      of protease inhibitors
7.    Jissa G Krishna        KSCSTE,       Prof M Chandrasekaran             Pigment production
                             Trivandrum                                      from marine bacteria
8.    Balarama Kaimal.S         ICMR,      Dr.C.S.Paulose                    GABA receptor
                             New Delhi                                       functional regulation
                                                                             during pancreatic
                                                                             regeneration and
                                                                             insulin secretion in rats
9.    Santhosh Thomas. K       DST,    Dr.C.S.Paulose                        Dopamine receptor
                             New Delhi                                       functional regulation in
                                                                             pancreatic regenera
                                                                             tion & insulin secretion
                                                                             in rats
10. Akash. K. George          ICMR,    Dr.C.S.Paulose                        Dopaminergic and
                             New Delhi                                       Serotonergic functional
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Sl.   Name                 Funding                Guide                         Area of
No.                        Agency                                                Work
                                                                         regulation of Aldehyde
                                                                         dehydrogenase
                                                                         isozymes in alcoholism.
11. Gireesh. G            KSCSTE, Dr.C.S.Paulose                         Effect of principal
                          Trivandrum                                     components from
                                                                         medicinal plants on
                                                                         insulin gene expression
                                                                         in the pancreatic islets.
12 Finla Chathu           University Dr.C.S.Paulose                      Adrenergic Receptor
                          Fellowship                                     functional regulation
                                                                         and Gene expression in
                                                                         Hypoxia Induced
                                                                         Neonatal Rats
13 Reas Khan              KSCSTE, Dr.C.S.Paulose                         GABA Receptor
                          Trivandrum                                     functional regulation
                                                                         and Gene expression in
                                                                         epilepsy
14 Remya Robinson         University Dr.C.S.Paulose                      Dopaminergic Recep
                                                                         tor functional regulation
                                                                         in the insulin induced
                                                                         hypoglycaemia
15 Savitha Balakrishnan   University Dr.C.S.Paulose                      Cholinergic Receptor
                          Fellowship                                     functional regulation
                                                                         during adrenal stress in
                                                                         Wistar rats
16 Binoy Joseph                -       Dr.C.S.Paulose                    Serotonergic functional
                                                                         regulation and Gene
                                                                         expression in epilepsy
17 Archana Kishore          CSIR,       Dr Sarita G Bhat                 Studies on marine
                           NewDelhi                                      vibriophages
18 Manjusha S             University    Dr Sarita G Bhat                 Studies on plasmid
                          Fellowship                                     biology
19 Bernard Rajeev           CSIR,       Dr Sarita G Bhat                 Molecular characteri-
                          New Delhi                                      sation of Vibrios
20 Siju Varghese          Part Time     Dr Sarita G Bhat                 Molecular characteri-
                                                                         sation of Salmonella
21. Beena P S             Full Time     Dr. M Chandrasekaran             Industrial Enzymes
                                                                         from Marine Fungi
22. Sapna K               Full Time    Dr. M Chandrasekaran              Enzyme inhibitors
                                                                         from marine organisms

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Sl.    Name                      Funding               Guide                         Area of
No.                              Agency                                               Work
23. Roselin Alex               Part Time Dr, M Chandrasekaran                 Bioremediation of
                                                                              Hydrocarbons using
                                                                              marine bacteria
24. Jeena Augustine            Full Time     Dr. Sarita G Bhat                Studies on Salmonella
                                                                              phages
25. Manzur Ali P P            Part Time Dr. Sarita G Bhat                     Studies on protrease
                                                                              inhibitors for biotech-
                                                                              nological applications
26. Anu Joseph                 Full Time     Dr. C S Paulose                  Neurotransmitter
                                                                              receptor gene expres-
                                                                              sion and functional re-
                                                                              gulations during dia-
                                                                              betes effect of herbal
                                                                              plant extracts
27. Nair Amee                  Full Time     Dr. C S Paulose                  Neurotransmitter re-
    Krishnakumar                                                              ceptor gene expressi-
                                                                              on and neurodegene-
                                                                              rative diseases
28. Sajan V L                  Part Time Dr. M Chandrasekaran                 Microbial Technology
4.     Administrative Personnel
          Sl.No.            Designation                               No. of Posts
               1            Section Officer                              One
               2            Sel Gr.Typist/Steno                          One
               3            Clerical Assistant                           One
               4            Peon                                         One
               5            Sweeper-cum-cleaner                          One
5.     Student Enrollment
      Sl.No.       Programme of Study              Men             Women               Total
                         M.Sc                         3                 10               13
                         Ph.D                         2                 5                7
6.     Research Facilities
          a. Laboratories (List of Major equipments available)
1.     PCR unit-Automatic Thermocycler (Eppendorf) – 2 no.s
2.     Gel Documentation system (Amersham Pharmacia)
3.     Gel documentation system (Biorad)
4.     HPLC (Shimadzu)
5.     Liquid Scintillation Counter (Wallac 1409)
6.     Protein gel electrophoretic systems (Amersham Pharmacia)
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7.      Chromatographic columns (Amersham Pharmacia)
8.      Refrigerated Centrifuge (Heraeus)
9.      Spectrophotometer (Spectronic Genesis 5, Milton Roy (USA))
10.     Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu)
11.     Hybridization oven (Amersham Pharmacia) 2 no.s
12.     Fermenter 14 litre - Fully automated (Scigenics)
13.     Mini jar fermenter (Eyela Inc. Japan )
14.     Gamma Counter (ECI)
15.     Phase contrast microscope (Nikon, Japan)
16.     Inverted Phase Contrast Microscope (Olympus CK 40)
17.     Lyophilizer (Yamata Neocool, Japan)
18.     Electronic balance (Mettler) 2no.s
19.     UV Cross linker (Hoefer)
20.     -70°C Freezer (Sanyo)
21.     Ice flaker (Sanyo)
22.     Refrigerated Centrifuge (Sigma)
23.     Real Time PCR
b.      Library
        No of books and Journals as on        Additions during the
        31st March of the Previous Year       current year
           1154                                          120
7.     Distinguished visitors
Sl.No.          Name                                Affiliation             Remarks
  1         M Balasundaran           KFRI, Peechi, Thrissur
  2.        A E Muthunarayan         Executive, Vicepresident,
                                     KSCSTE, TVM
  3.        Dr. S Mukhopadhyay       AIIMS, New Delhi
  4.        Swarup Pagar             Biotech, Mumbai
  5.        John R Daniel            FACT Training Centre,
                                     Udyogamandal
  6.        Dr. N Pathmanabhan       Dean, Eastern Univ,
                                     Chalakudy
  7.        Dr. Ganguly N K          Director General, ICMR,
                                     New Delhi
  8.        Dr. M Kafi               Iran Embassy
  9.        Dr. V Reghunandana       Co-operative Medical College
  10.       Dr. Geetha Bali          Dept. of Microbiology &
                                     Biotechnology, Bangalore Uty.
  11.       Dr. M Aruchami           Secretary & Director, Konganad
                                     Arts & Science College,
                                     Tamil Nadu
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     12.        Dr. N Kochupillai          Lakeshore Hospital
     13.        Dr. T Sivanandappa         Head, EPIC Dept. CFTRI,
                                           Mysore
     14.        Dr. M S Naoushad           Asst. Manager, Nagarjuna
                                           Herbal Concentrates, Idukki
     15.        Dr. T G Jayakhar           Ayurveda College Thirssur
     16.        T R Reghulal               ELITE, goods pvt.ltd.
     17.        Dr. R K Pal                S V College, Delhi Uty.
     18.        Dr. James Joseph           St Pauls College, Kalamassery
     19.        Dr. Bipin Nair             Amritha School of Biotechnology,
                                           Kollam
     20.        P Pushpangadan             Amity Institute of Biotech,
                                           Noida/Trivandrum
     21.        Dr. Sunny Luke             Ortech International Care,
                                           New York
     22.        N K sanil                  CMFRI, Kochi
     23.        Sudhir Srivastava          National Cancer Institute
     24.        Dr. T J Pandiyan           National Professor M K University,
                                           Madurai
8.         Ph.Ds Awarded
Sl.        Title of Thesis                              Name of                   Supervising
No.                                                 Research Scholar                Guide
1          Dopamine D2 receptor functional
           regulation: CAMP and IP3 role in           Santhosh Thomas         Dr.C.S.Paulose
           pancreatic regeneration
2          GABAA and GABAB receptor gene
           expression and functional regulation      Balarama Kaimal.S        Dr.C.S.Paulose
           during pancreatic regeneration and
           insulin secretion in rats
3.         Alkaline protease production by
           marine fungus Engyodontium                 Sreeja Chellappan      Dr. M Chandrasekaran
           alba BTMF S10
9.         Publications
           a. Papers
     Sl.No.                                               Name of Paper
      1           Mohanan V.V, Reas Khan, Paulose C. S: Hypothalamic 5-HT functional
                  regulation through 5-HT1A and 5-HT2C receptors during pancreatic
                  regeneration, Life Sciences 78: 1603-1609 (2006).
      2           T .R. Renuka, Remya Robinson and C. S. Paulose, Increased insulin
                  secretion by muscarinic M1 and M3 receptor function from rat pancreatic
                  islets in vitro. Neurochemical Research, 31(3):313-20. (2006).I.F 1.681
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3    Ani. V. Das, Remya Robinson and C. S. Paulose. Enhanced b- adrenergic
     receptors in the brain and pancreas during pancreatic regeneration in weanling
     rats. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry , 289(1-2):11-19. (2006).
     I.F 1.681
4    V. Ani Das, B. Savitha and C. S. Paulose, Decreased alpha1-adrenergic
     receptor binding in the cerebral cortex and brain stem during pancreatic
     regeneration in rats. Neurochemical Research, 31(6):727-34, (2006).
5    Dr. Jerry Ignatius, Prof. P. S. John, Dr. C. S. Paulose, Santhosh K Thomas,
     Reas Khan, Gireesh G. Upregulation of neurotransmitter receptors- a possible
     mechanism for accelerated fracture healing. The journal of Kerala Orthopaedic
     Association (KOA) ISSN No. 0973-1709, 20: 31-39 (2006). I.F 1.577
6    Dr. Benjamin George, Prof. P. S. John, Dr. C. S. Paulose. Therapeutic
     ultrasound in fracture healing-a clinical and experimental approach. The
     journal of Kerala Orthopaedic Association (KOA) ISSN No. 0973-1709,
     20: 40-42 (2006).
7    Eswar Shankar P. N, Santhosh Thomas K and C. S. Paulose. Dopaminergic
     regulation of glucose induced insulin secretion through dopamine D2 receptors
     in the pancreatic islets in vitro, IUBMB Life, 58 (3), 1-7, (2006).
8    Pyroja S., Binoy Joseph and C. S Paulose: Increased 5-HT2C receptor binding
     in the brain stem and cerebral cortex during liver regeneration and hepatic
     neoplasia in rats, J. Neurological Sciences, 254:3-8. (2007).
9    Finla Chathu and C. S. Paulose: Glutamate toxicity in the cerebral cortex of
     hypoxia induced neonatal rats: Epinephrine Glucose and Oxygen effects.
     International Conference on Free Radicals and Clinical Laboratory Medicine.
     SFRR India Bulletein, 5, 35-37, (2006).
10   C. S. Paulose, Amee Krishnakumar and Anu Joseph Neurotransmitter:
     Functional Role in Neurodegenerative Disease Management: Recent
     Advances. J. Science & Society, 5(1) 23- 30, (2007)
11   Eswar Shankar. P. N, Anu Joseph and C. S. Paulose: Decreased [3H] YM-
     09151-2 binding to Dopamine D2 receptors in the hypothalamus, brainstem
     and pancreatic islets of streptozotocin- induced diabetic rats, Eur. J. Pharma.,
     557/2-3, 99-105, (2007). I.F 2.477
12    S. Balarama Kaimal, G. Gireesh and C. S. Paulose. Decreased GABA A
     receptor function in the brainstem during pancreatic regeneration in rats.
     Neurochem Res. DOI 10.1007/s11064-007-9283-3 (2007)
13   Akash. K. George, Balarama Kaimal. S, C. S. Paulose. Decreased dopamine
     D2 receptor function in cerebral cortex and brain stem: their role in hepatic
     ALDH Regulation in ethanol treated rats. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.
     DOI: 10.1007/s11010-007-9498-2 (2007)
14   Hypothalamic 5-HT functional regulation through 5-HT1A and 5-HT2C
     receptors during pancreatic regeneration, Mohanan V.V, Reas Khan, Paulose
     C. S: Life Sciences 78, 1603-1609 (2006).

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15   Enhanced β adrenergic receptors in the brain and pancreas during pancreatic
     regeneration in weanling rats. Ani.V.Das, Remya Robinson and C. S. Paulose.
     Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, online published. (2006).
16   Increased insulin secretion by muscarinic M1 and M3 receptor function from
     rat pancreatic islets in vitro. T .R. Renuka, Remya Robinson and C. S.
     Paulose, Neurochemical Research, (in press, 2006).
17   Decreased alpha1-adrenergic receptor binding in the cerebral cortex and
     brain stem during pancreatic regeneration in rats. V. Ani Das, B. Savitha and
     C. S. Paulose, Neurochemical Research, (in press, 2006).
18   Decreased alpha 2- adrenergic receptor in the brain stem and pancreatic
     islets during pancreatic regeneration in weanling rats. Ani.V.Das, Finla Chathu
     and C. S. Paulose, Life Sciences, (in press, 2006).
19   Dopaminergic regulation of glucose induced insulin secretion through
     dopamine d2 receptors in the pancreatic islets in vitro, Eswar Shankar P. N,
     Santhosh Thomas K and C. S. Paulose.IUBMB Life, 58 (3), 1-7 (2006).
20   Production Purification and partial characterization of novel protease from
     marine Engyodontium album BTMFS 10 under solid state fermentation. Sreeja
     Chellappan, C. Jasmin, Soorej M. Basheer, K. K. Elyas, Sarita G Bhat, M.
     Chandrasekaran. Process Biochemistry 2006. 41: 956-961
21   Jasmin C, Sreeja C, Chandrasekaran M (2006) Engyodontium album 5.8S
     rRNA gene and International transcribed spacer 1 and 2, complete sequence.
     NCBI accession No: DQ 872370
22   Jasmin C, Sreeja C, Chandrasekaran M (2006) Engyodontium album large
     subunit ribosomal RNA gene partial sequence. NCBI accession No: DQ
     872371
23   Jasmin C, Sreeja C, Chandrasekaran M (2006) Engyodontium album large
     subunit ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence. NCBI accession No: DQ
     872372
24   Jasmin C, Sreeja C, Elyas K K, Bhat S, Chandrasekaran M (2006)
     Engyodontium album alkaline protease gene sequence. NCBI accession No:
     DQ 268654
25   Jasmin C, Sreeja C, Elyas K K, Bhat S, Chandrasekaran M (2006)
     Engyodontium album translation elongation factor-like mRNA, partial
     sequence. NCBI accession No: DQ 268655
26   Soorej M Basheer, Beena P S, Archana Kishore, Sreeja Chellappan and
     Chandrasekaran M (2007) Aspergillus awamori Nagasawa partial Lipase
     gene related NUDIX protein. NCBI accession No: EF 524197
27   Soorej M Basheer, Beena P S, Archana Kishore, Sreeja Chellappan and
     Chandrasekaran M (2007) Aspergillus awamori 28S ribosomal RNA gene
     partial sequence. NCBI accession No: EF 524198

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Sl.No.                                         Name of Paper
  28     Archana Kishore, Beena P S, Sarita G Bhat and Chandrasekaran M (2007)
         Vibrio sp. 16SrDNA partial sequence. NCBI accession No: EF 506946
  29     Archana Kishore, Beena P S, Soorej M Basheer, Sarita G Bhat and
         Chandrasekaran M (2007) Vibriophage mcp gene partial sequence. NCBI
         accession No: EF 506947
  30     Jasmin C, Sreeja C, Elyas K K, Bhat S, Chandrasekaran M (2006)
         Engyodontium album alkaline protease gene sequence. NCBI accession No:
         DQ 268654
  31     Jasmin C, Sreeja C, Elyas K K, Bhat S, Chandrasekaran M (2006)
         Engyodontium album translation elongation factor-like mRNA, partial
         sequence. NCBI accession No: DQ 268655
  32     Marthakutty Joseph,Mini Kuriakose M.Pratapchandra Kurup and Sarita G.
         Bhat (2006) Structural, anti microbial and spectral studies of copper (II)
         complexes of 2-benzoylpyridine N(4)-phenyl thiosemicarbazone. Polyhedron,
         25, 61-70.
  33     Sreeja Chellapan, Jasmin C, Soorej M Basheer, Elyas K K Sarita G Bhat
         and M Chandrasekaran(2006). Production, Purification and Partial
         Charecterization of a novel protease from marine Engyodontium album
         BTMFS10 under Solid State Fermentation. Procees Biochemisry 41.
         956- 961
  34     M Chandrasekaran and Sarita G Bhat(2007) Genomics and Marine
         prokaryotes. In the proceedings of the National conference on Recent
         advance in prokaryotic genomic and Nanobiotechnology. Pg – 185-190, Feb
         2nd and 3rd, 2007. Biotechnology, SRM University.
  35     P.M. Sandeep, S.W.B. Rajeev, M. Sheeba, S.G. Bhat, and V.P.N. Nampoori
         (2007) Laser induced fluorescence based optical fiber probe for analyzing
         bacteria. Laser Phys. Lett. 1–5 (2007) / DOI 10.1002/lapl.200710027
  36     Gen bank accession No. DQ904443 – Bernard Rajeev
         and Saritha G.Bhat, Nov, 2006
         Bank accession No. DQ899173 – Bernard Rajeev
         and Saritha G.Bhat, Nov, 2006Gen
         Bank accession No. DQ904445 – Bernard Rajeev
         and Saritha G.Bhat, Nov, 2006Gen
         Bank accession No. DQ904445 – Bernard Rajeev
         and Saritha G.Bhat, Nov, 2006Gen
         Bank accession No. DQ90444 – Bernard Rajeev
         and Saritha G.Bhat, Nov, 2006
  37     Gene bank accession No.DQ268654- Engyiodontium album translation
         elongation factor- mRNA, partial sequence (2006) – Jasmine C., Sreeja C.,
         Elyas K.K., Sarita G.Bhat and M.Chandrasekaran

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  Sl.No.                                           Name of Paper
      38    Jasmin C, Sreeja C, Elyas K K, Bhat S, Chandrasekaran M (2006)
            Engyodontium album translation elongation factor-like mRNA, partial
            sequence. NCBI accession No: DQ 268655
      39    Archana Kishore, Beena P S, Sarita G Bhat and Chandrasekaran M (2007)
            Vibrio sp. 16SrDNA partial sequence. NCBI accession No: EF 506946
      40    Archana Kishore, Beena P S, Soorej M Basheer, Sarita G Bhat and
            Chandrasekaran M (2007) Vibriophage mcp gene partial sequence. NCBI
            accession No: EF 506947
      41    Nambisan P. 2006. Biotechnological intervention in oil seed crops for biodiesel
            production. Proceedings of the Seminar on Biodiesel from Jatropha at
            Kanakakkunnu Palace Trivandrum, 25.Nov,2006
10.    Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty/Students.

Name of Participant      Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop               Role
Dr. C. S. Paulose       Neurotransmitter Functional Role in                Resource person
                        Neurodegenerative Diseases: Human
                        Health. “National Seminar BIOVERVE-
                        2006” at Marthoma College, Thiruvalla
                        (Oct 2006).
Dr. C. S. Paulose       Brain and Human Health. National Seminar           Resource person
                         on “Swasraya Bharat- 2005” at St. Xaviers
                        College Aluva, Kerala, in association with
                        Swadeshi Science Movement (Oct 2006).
Amee Krishnakumar,      Neurotransmitter Functional Role in                Resource person
Anu Joseph and          Neurodegenerative Diseases. Proceedings
C. S. Paulose           sent to National Conference on
                        “Environment & Human Health” held by
                        School of Environmental Studies, Dept.
                        of Environmental Science, Cochin
                        University of Science and Technology,
                        Cochin, India (October, 2006).
Savitha Balakrishnan    The 4th Congress of Federation of                  Conference
and C. S. Paulose       Asian-Ocean neuroscience Societies.                attended
                        Hong Kong (Nov, 2006)
Binoy Joseph, Reas      Decreased Glutamatedehydrogenase                   Conference
Khan. and               in the cerebral cortex of epileptic                attended
C S Paulose             rats. 3rd NBRC Internatinal Conference.
                        Organised by National Brain Research
                        Centre, Manesar, Haryana
Finla Chathu and        Glutamate toxicity in the cerebral                 Conference
C. S. Paulose           cortex of hypoxia induced neonatal                 attended
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Name of Participant     Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop              Role
                      rats: Epinephrine Glucose and Oxygen
                      effects. International Conference on Free
                      Radicals and Clinical Laboratory Medicine.
                      Organised by SFRR and Dept. of Biochem-
                      istry, AIMS, Cochin (January, 2007)
Anu Joseph, Remya     Glutamate dehydrogenase activity in the            Conference
Robinson and          Cerebellum of Streptozotocin induced               attended
C. S. Paulose         diabetic and insulin induced hypoglycemic
                      rats. 3rd International Symposium on
                      Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection
                      and Society for Neurochemistry meeting.
                      Organised by Indian Institute of
                      Chemical Biology (January, 2007)
Dr. C S Paulose       Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection:             Conference
                      A molecular Study. 3rd International               attended
                      Symposium on Neurodegeneration and
                      Neuroprotection and Society for Neuroc-
                      hemistry meeting. Organised by Indian
                      Institute of chemical Biology
                      (January, 2007)
Dr. C. S. Paulose     Co-ordinator, World Brain Awareness                Meeting
                      Week, Cochin, March, 2007                          organized
Dr. C. S. Paulose     Conducted National Science Day- “More              Meeting
                      Crop per Drop” on February 28th 2007,              organized
                      organized by Department of Biotechnology,
                      Cochin University of Science and Techno-
                      logy and KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala. Organ-
                      izer, National Science Day, February 2007.
Dr. C. S. Paulose     Conducted session on ‘Traditional Knowle-          Meeting
                      dge in Health Management’ in                       organized
                      SASTHRAPATHAM 2006, a two day
                      Seminaron “Contribution of Science &
                      Technology in the Development of Kerala”
                      on 19 – 20th December 2006, at Dept. of
                      Biotechnology, organized by Cochin Unive-
                      rsity & Government of Kerala, in connec-
                      tion with Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the
                      Birth of Kerala State, involving all other
                      Universities, R & D Institutions and Central
                      Institutes in Kerala.
Remya Robinson        Enhanced dopamine D1 and D2 receptor               Conference
and C. S. Paulose     gene expression in the cerebral cortex of          attended
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Name of Participant     Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop               Role
                       National conference on Biotechnology in
                       molecular medicine. Organised by AIMS,
                       Amrita Institute of Biotechnology Kochi
                       and Society for Biotechnologists, India.
                       (January, 2007)
Balarama Kaimal S      National conference on Biotechnology in            Conference
and C. S. Paulose      molecular medicine. Organized by AIMS,             attended
                       Amrita Institute of Biotechnology Kochi
                       and Society for Biotechnologists, India.
                       (January, 2007)
Savitha Balakrishnan   Muscarinic m3 receptors functional                 Conference
and C. S. Paulose      regulation in the corpus striatum of strepto-      attended
                       zotocin induced Diabetic rats: its regulatory
                       role in insulin Secretion as a function of age.
                       Nationalconference on Biotechnology in
                       molecular medicine. Organised by AIMS,
                       Amrita Institute of Biotechnology Kochi
                       and Society for Biotechnologists, India
                       (January, 2007)
Binoy Joseph, Reas     Decreased acetylcholine esterase in the            Conference
Khan S and             cerebral cortex of epileptic rats. National        attended
C.S.Paulose            conference on Biotechnology in molecular
                       medicine. Organised by AIMS, Amrita
                       Institute of Biotechnology Kochi and Society
                       for Biotechnologists, India (Jan. 2007)
Amee Krishnakumar,     Acetylcholinestrase activity in the cerebral       Conference
Remya Robinsonand      cortex and muscle of insulin induced hypo-         attended
C. S. Paulose          glycemic and Streptozotocin induced
                       diabetic rats. XXV National Symposium on
                       Reproductive Biology and Comparative
                       Endocrinology. Translational endocrinology
                       and reproductive biology. Organised by
                       Society for Reproductive Biology and Comp-
                       arative Endocrinology and Dept. of Zoology,
                       University of Kerala (January, 2007)
Anu Joseph, Finla      Neurotransmitters receptor subtypes                Conference
Chathu and             functional regulation: diabetes, cell proli-       attended
C. S. Paulose          feration and neurodegenerative diseases.
                       XXV National Symposium on Reproductive
                       Biology and Comparative Endocrinology.
                       Translational endocrinology and reproduct-
                       ive biology. Organized by Society for Rep-
                       roductive Biology and Comparative Endocri-
                       nology and Dept. of Zoology, University of
                       Kerala (January, 2007)

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Name of Participant     Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop               Role
Dr. C. S. Paulose.    C. S. Paulose. Neurotransmitters Receptors Conference
                      Subtypes Functional Regulation and Dise-       attended
                      ases: A Molecular Study. National level sem-
                      inar on “Molecular Basis of Human Disease:
                      Diagnosis & Treatment” Organised by Dept.
                      of Biochemistry, Dr. N. G. P. Arts and Science
                      College. (February, 2007).
Elyas K K             Presented a paper on “Human cloning prob- Participant
                      lems and prospects” at KE College
                      Mannanam, Nov 2006
Elyas K K             Attended Seminar on Environment and            Participant
                      Human Heath organized by Rajive Gandhi
                      Centre for contemporary studies, Cochin
                      University of Science and Technology.
                      Oct 2006
Elyas K K             Attended Sasthrapadam seminar organized Conference
                      by Cochin University of Science and            attended
                      Technology. Dec 2006.
Elyas K K             Participated Society for free Radical Rese-    participation
                      arch India Satellite Meet Jan 2007 Seminar
                      lecture on “Biotechnology problems and
                      prospects”, during the national seminar on
                      Modern Science and Technology In India,
                      Organized by department of Biotechnology
                      and Microbiology St. Mary’s College,
                      Thrissur, March 2007.
Prof M Chandrasekaran Chairman, Seminar Committee, Swasraya Inauguration &
                      Bharath 2006, National Self Reliance Week Paper presented
                      Celebrations Organised by Swadeshi
                      Science Movement, Unit of Vigyana Bharati,
                      India
Prof M Chandrasekaran Given an invited talk in Environmental         participation
                      Marine Biotechnology in S.D. College,
                      Alappuzha in connection with a National
                      Biotechnology Conference on
                      February 9-11, 2007.
Prof M Chandrasekaran Attended and presented a paper                 Paper Presented
& Jissa G Krishna     in S.D. College, Alappuzha in
                      connection with a National Biotechnology
                      Conference on February 9-11, 2007.
Balarama Kaimal S      World Brain Awareness Week-2007                    Participation
Gireesh G              World Brain Awareness Week-2007                    Participation

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Name of Participant    Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop                    Role
Mr. Reas Khan,        World Brain Awareness Week-2007                            ‘
Akash. K. George &    World Brain Awareness Week-2007                        Participation
Finla Chathu, Nair    World Brain Awareness Week-2007                            ”
Amee Krishnakumar     World Brain Awareness Week-2007                            ”
Remya Robinson        World Brain Awareness Week-2007                            ”
Binoy Joseph,         World Brain Awareness                                  Participation
Anu Joseph            Week-2007
Dr. Padma Nambisan    Participated in Seminar on Environment and             Participation
                      Human health organized by Rajiv Gandhi
                      Centre for Contemporary Studies,
                      10 Oct. 2006
Dr. Padma Nambisan    Participated in UGC Sponsored National                 participation
                      Seminar on Marine Biology Advances and
                      Prospects organized by Dept. of Marine
                      Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry,
                      School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT,
                      10 Nov, 2006
Dr. Padma Nambisan    Presented paper in Seminar on Biodiesel                participation
                      from Jatropha at KanakakkunnuPalace
                      Trivandrum, 25.Nov,2006
Dr. Padma Nambisan    Participated in Sasthrapatham organized by             participation
                      CUSAT, Cochin from 19th to20th Dec.2006
Dr. Padma Nambisan    Participated in one day workshop on IPR                participation
                      organized by STIC on 16 Jan, 2007
Dr. Padma Nambisan    Participated in One-day Seminar on IPR    participation
                      EU-India Trade and Investment Develo-
                      pment programme, New Delhi and Center for
                      IPR Studies, SLS, CUSAT on25th Jan. 2007.
Dr. Padma Nambisan    Attended Refresher course on e-content                 participation
                      development organized by CASEE,CUSAT
                      and Commonwealth of Learning, Canada ,
                      March 5-26,2007
 11. Awards/ Honours/ Fellowships etc. received
 Name of Recipient        Name of Fellowship/                            Awarding Agency
                           Honour / Award
                       Member, Task Force on
                       Aquaculture and Marine
Dr. Chandrasekaran     Biotechnology, Department of              Govt.of India 2006-2009,

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                      Biotechnology, Ministry of
                      Science and Technology,
                      Govt.of India 2006-2009,
                      Member , Sub-Committee of
Dr. Chandrasekaran    the Earth Sciences Research                   HRD Group, New Delhi
                      Committee on Disaster                         (May 2006 to March 2009)
                      Preparedness, Council of
                      Scientific & Industrial Research
Finla Chathu          Best oral presentation award in                DBT, Amrita Institute of
                      SFRR India satellite meeting and               Medical Sciences, Kochi
                      international conference on free
                      radicals in clinical and laboratory
                      medicine(Jan.4-5, 2007)
Anu Joseph            Kolkata neuroscience meeting                  Participant presented
                      & neurochemical workshop for                  poster
                      neuroscience December 28-
                      January 2007
Nair Amee             IBS award for best original paper             AIMS, Society for
Krishnakumar          on medical biotechnol Acetyl;                 Biotechnologist, India
                      echoline esterase activity in
                      cerebral cortex and muscle of
                      hypoxic rats: regulatory role of
                      glucose, oxygen and epinephrine
                      national conference on biote-
                      chnology in molecular
                      medicine(January 2007)
  12. Sponsored Research Projects
Sl.No.           Title                   Sponsoring           Amount            Investigator(s)
                                         Agency               (in lakhs)
 1.      Neurotransmitter Receptor
         Functional Regulation in          KSCSTE             Rs.20.70       Dr C S Paulose
         Epilepsy: Memory                  2006-09            lakhs
         Modulation using Medicinal
         Plant, Bacopa monnierri
 2.      Hypoxia and Brain Disorders:
         Adrenergic and Serotonergic      DST, GOI            Rs.44.50       Dr C S Paulose
         Gene Expression: Dopamine,       2006-2009           lakhs
         Glutamate, GABA and
         Acetylcholine functional
         inter-relattionship
 4       Production purification,
         genetic characterization and      DST                Rs.9.84        Mrs. Beene P. S
         application studies of            2007-08            lakhs          under the Women
         tannase enzyme from marine                                          Scientist Scheme

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Sl.No.             Title                     Sponsoring           Amount            Investigator(s)
                                                                  Agency            (in lakhs)
            fungus Aspergillus awamori,
 5         Isolation, characterization        Department of Rs.33.69             Dr. Elyas K K(PI)
           and application of protease        Biotechnology, Lakhs
           enzyme inhibitors from             New Delhi3
           marine microorganisms.             years
           (Principal Investigator)           (2007-2010)

 7         Effect of principal compon-         KSCSTE,         Rs.7.21           Dr. C. S. Paulose
           ents from medicinal plants          Govt. of Kerala lakhs             (PI)
           on insulin gene expression in       (2003-2006)
           the pancreatic islets.

 10        Molecular cloning &                 Department of Rs.26.00            (Dr.)M Chandrase-
           expression of alkaline              Biotechnology, Lakhs              karan (PI)Sarita G
           protease gene                       New Delhi years                   Bhat and
                                               (2001-2006)                       Elyas KK
                                                                                 (COIInvestigators)
 11.       Screening of marine microbes CSIR, New Delhi Rs.14.00                 Prof M
           for bioactive compounds from (2004-2007)    Lakhs                     Chandrasekaran (PI)
           backwaters and nearshore                                               Dr Sarita G Bhat
           waters of Kerala &                                                    (CO-I)
           lakshadweep

 12        Role of benthic Vibrios in the      DOD                Rs.16.41       Dr. Sarita G Bhat(PI)
           mineralization process in the       2006-07            Lakhs
           marine environments
 13.       Green wealth for rural         Feb.2007)               Rs.18.46       Dr. Padma Nambisan
           women through fiber extra-     DBT, GOI                lakhs
           ction from agri-waste(Sanctio-
           ned in Feb.2007) DBT, GOI

  13. Research Programmes and Activities:
     Sl.No.                Problem / Topic                                  Investigator (s)

       1         Microbial Technology                                 Prof (Dr) M. Chandrasekaran
       2         Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology                  Dr. C. S. Paulose
       3         Bioprocess Technology                                Dr. Sarita. G. Bhat
       4         Plant Biotechnology                                  Dr. Padma Nambisan
       5         Medical Biotechnology                                Dr. Elyas K. K.
       6         Neuroendocrinology                                   Dr. E. Vijayan

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14. Seminar/ Conference/ Workshop/ Refresher Courses conducted by the
    Department
Sl.No.         Title                   Duration             Coordinator       FundingAgency
  1      National Science        February 28, 2007        Dr. C. S. Paulose       KSCSTE
         Day 2007-”More
         crop per drop”
  2      World Brain             March 12 17, 2007        Dr. C. S. Paulose European Dana
         Awareness Week,                                                    Alliance, London,
         Cochin, 2007                                                       NBRC & UGC –
                                                                            CUSAT




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     DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
                                           Estd : 1984

The Department of Chemical Oceanography was first conceived and established as a Division
of the School of Marine Sciences in 1984 and subsequently reorganised in 1996 in to a full
fledged and independent Department of the University. The Department has excellent facilities
for training, research and consultancy in hydro chemical and analytical studies on diverse
aspects of the environment and has pioneered investigations in many an area of vital national/
international significance.
It was the study conducted by this Department on the uptake of metals by aquatic organisms
(Curr. Sci., 46, 437, 1977) that radically transformed pollution monitoring strategies and
paved the way for the use of biological organisms in pollution monitoring studies all over
India.
This Department was the first to carry out chemical investigations to unravel the mysteries of
“mud-banks”, the unique seawater phenomenon.
The contribution of this Department in areas of Nutrient Chemo dynamics, Phase Exchange
of Aquatic Pollutants, Biogeoorganics, Trace metal Speciation etc., has made valuable inputs
into the national database.

1.       Teaching Programmes

Degree       Specialisation                   Intake         Eligibility for admission
M.Sc.        Hydrochemistry                     13           B.Sc. Chemistry with 55% marks
M.Phil.      Chemical Oceanography               6           M.Sc. Chemistry with 50% marks

M.Sc. Hydrochemistry
     l    A unique course, introduced in 1996 to provide the students sound theoretical basis
          of the various chemical processes and interactions that govern the hydrosphere
          which is essential for evolving management schemes for the coastal and other aquatic
          systems.
     l    A remarkable feature of the course is the emphasis given to the various analytical
          techniques and the excellent opportunity offered for hands-on training on sophisticated
          instruments such as UV/VIS/IR/Atomic absorption spectrophotometers, Gas
          chromatograph, polarograph etc
     l    The successful students have the specialised analytical dexterity that place them in
          good stead in such diverse and highly potential fields as chemical instrumentation,
          Industrial quality control, water and effluent analysis, pollution monitoring and
          environmental impact assessment, coastal zone management, aquatic resource
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M.Phil Chemical Oceanography
This two semester programme is intended to introduce postgraduates in chemistry to the
exciting field of chemical oceanography/ marine chemistry, the theory and practice of which
assumes singular importance in the contest of the increasing focus on the aquatic realm.
The M.Phil Programme attempts to sharpen the analytical abilities of the students by developing
experimental skills essential and specially required for undertaking chemical investigations
of the aquatic environment. Instrumental techniques on which training is imparted include
sophisticated instruments such as UV/VIS/IR/Atomic absorption spectrophotometers, Gas
chromatograph, polarograph etc
Research Focus

The current areas of research are focussed on

    l   Natural products – Marine bioactive compounds, carbohydrates, etc.
    l   Marine drugs and medicinal chemistry
    l   Mangroves – chemistry of the mangrove ecosystems
    l   Distribution and dynamics of trace metals, rare earth metals, nutrients,
        pesticides and other organic compounds.
    l   Modelling of aquatic systems
    l   Marine Aerosols
    l   Radiochemical studies
    l   Biotracers/markers

‘ASETT’      -     a concept in extension activity

    l   Analytical Services and Training Unit (ASETT) has been set up to cater to the needs
        of researchers/industries/individual entrepreneurs etc.
    l   The Department was accorded recognition as an “Environmental Laboratory”, under
        the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (Government of India).

a) Chemical/Instrumental analysis

         Facilities for the following instrumental/chemical analyses are available:
    i)       Trace element analyses using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with
             Graphite Furnace attachment (Perkin Elmer 3110)
    ii)      Trace element analyses using AAS – Metal Hydride System (Perkin Elmer
             MHS-10)
    iii)     Spectral analyses using UV-VIS Spectrophotometer (Hitachi 150-20)
    iv)      Fluorescence analysis using Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (Hitachi F-3010)

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    v)        Elemental analysis using CHN Analyzer (Perkin Elmer 2400) (under installation)
    vi)       Chromatographic estimations using Gas Chromatograph (Perkin Elmer
              Autosystem– XL)
    vii)      Water/soil analyses for:-
              pH, Eh, BOD, COD, OC/OM, Alkalinity, Boron, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulphate,
              etc.
              Micronutrients
              Organic constituents (protein, lipid, carbohydrate etc.)
              Oil and petroleum hydrocarbons
              Pesticide residues
    viii)     Flame photometric analysis of Li, Na, K, Ca.
    ix)       Other physicochemical analyses as per specific requirements
b) Training programmes
    The Department would extend available expertise and facilities to organize specialized
    short-term training programmes/custom-designed, capsule courses etc., for the benefit
    of industrial personnel/individual entrepreneurs etc.
    Themes include:

              l      Water quality analysis
              l      Instrumental methods of trace analysis (Spectrophotometry/
                     Chromatography)
              l      EIA strategies etc.

Infrastructure and major equipments
    This Department have infrastructure for undertaking quality, accurate and reliable
    analytical practices and estimations of various chemical parameters. Good
    Laboratory practices are one of the basic characteristics employed here.
    1.      Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with graphite furnace – Used for
            precise estimations of metals at ng/ml
    2.      Gas Chromatograph – An essential equipment for the detection and
            estimation organic components
    3.      UV-VIS Spectrophotometer – for qualitative and quantitative analysis of
            chemical species which absorb light in UV and Visible range
    4.      Polarographic Analyser – For trace estimation of metals and for the
            speciation analysis of metals in the environment
    5.      Laminar flow chamber – For processing of environmental samples under
            specific conditions such as nitrogen atmosphere.
    6.      Milli Q System – For ultra pure water for the various trace analysis.

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Details Of Research Projects Undertaken
   Doctorate (Ph.D.) degrees awarded during the period of 2006-2007

Narayanan, T., 2006. Sterols in Mangrove sediments of the Cochin Estuary.
Renjith, K.R., 2006. Chemodynamics and Ecohydrology of a tropical Estuary
List of Publications from 2006 - 07
   1. Anu Gopinath., Kumar N.C., Jayalakshmi K.V and Nair S.M. 2007. Monitoring
      of heavy metal partitioning in reef corals of Lakshadweep Archipelago, Indian Ocean.
      Environ. Monit. Assess. 128; 195-208.
   2. Shaiju P, Nair S.M. and Babu, V. 2007. Assessment of DDT and its metabolites in
      the sediments of Kuttanad – a tropical backwater paddy field ecosystem. Proc. 19th
      Kerala Sci. Cong., India. 08-11.
   3. Shaiju P, Nair S.M. and Kumar N.C. 2007. A study on safety of drinking water in
      the fort cochin area. Proc. 19th Kerala Sci. Cong., India. 08-50.
   4. R.Sebastian and J Chacko, 2006. Distribution of Organic Carbon in Tropical
      Mangrove sediments (Cochin, India), International Journal of Environmental
      Studies, 63, 303-311
   5. Unnikrishnan P., Babu V., Anu Gopinath and Nair S.M. 2006. The impact of
      salinity barrier on the partitioning of heavy metals in a tropical backwater. Chem.
      Spec. Bioavailab. 18; 153-162.
   6. Kalesh N.S. and Nair S.M. 2006. Spatial and temporal variability of copper, zinc an
      cobalt in marine macroalgae from the southwest coast of India. Bull. Environ.
      Contam. Toxicol. 76:293-300.
   7. Uma, G. and Chandramohanakumar, N., 2006. Vibrio cholerae CTXÖ Phage R
      Repressor Gene is borne on an incertion sequence-like element and encodes a
      putative transposase. Appl. Bioinformatics 5:21-28
   8. Unnikrishnan , P., Babu , V., Chandramohana Kumar, N., Muraleedharan
      Nair , S. , and Anu Gopinath., 2006. A Flow Reactor Model Facsimile to the
      Trace Metal Partitioning in a Tropical Backwater System. Environmental Forensics,
      7:189-196.
   9. Josia Jacob, K.K.Balachandran, N. Chandramohanakumar , T.V. Raveendran
      Thresiamma Joseph, Maheswari Nair and C.T. Achuthankutty.,2006.
      Biogeochemistry of Reactive Organic Matter in the Surface Sediments of the Western
      Continental Shelf of India..International Workshop on “Sustained Indian Ocean
      Biogeochemical and Ecological Research(SIBER)’’ N.I.O,Dona-Paula,Goa-
      403004,India3-6 October,2006.


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         DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
                                            Estd : 1984

Computer Applications is one of the thrust areas in Science and Technology. In appreciation
of its growing importance in business and industrial scenario, the University has
established the Department of Computer Applications to facilitate research and human re-
source development in the subject. The department offers Master’s Programme in
Computer Applications (M.C.A.) and research programme leading to Ph.D.
        The department in its present form was founded in 01/01/1996 as one of the
constituent department of School of Computer Science Studies, under the faculty of
technology. From 11/04/1992, it was a division under the School of Mathematical
Sciences. The University could implement the MCA Programme with a benign grant of
Rs.5.00 Lakhs from the UGC and DOE, Government of India. Presently, the department is
housed in the first floor of the School of Engineering building.
1.       Programmes of Study/Research

         (i) MCA (Regular Batch & Cost-sharing Batch)
         (ii) Ph.D.
2.       Faculty Members
Sl.No.      Name of the staff       Designat-ion        Qualification      Area of Specialisation

1.       Dr. S. Babu Sundar         Professor           M.Sc., Ph.D.   Computer applications
                                    M.Tech.                            Fuzzy Logic
                                                                       Artificial Intelligence
                                                                       Multimedia
2.       Mr. A. Sreekumar           Lecturer            M.Sc., M.Tech. Compiler Design/
                                                                       Number Theory,
                                                                       Cryptography Software
                                                                       Engineering
                                                                       Computer Network
3.       Dr. K.V. Pramod            Senior              M.Sc., Ph.D.   Simulation & Modelling
                                    Grade                              Cryptography
                                                                       Systems Analysis & Design
                                                                       Computer Aided Design.
4.       Dr. B. Kannan              Lecturer            M.Sc., M.Phil, Artificial Intelligence
                                                        M.Tech.Ph.D. Database Design
5.       Ms.Malathi.S               Lecturer            M.C.A          Software Quality
                                                        M.Tech.        Assurance, Project
                                                                       Management, Testing.
6.       Mr.Ajmal.V.S               Lecturer            M.C.A          Database Design, Visual
         (on Leave)                                                    Programming, Object
                                                                       Oriented Design.

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3.      Research Scholars

Sl.No      Name                  Supporting        Guide                      Area of work
                                 Agency

1.      Mr.K.N.James             Part-time         Dr.S.Babu Sundar           Computer application
                                                                              in music analysis and
                                                                              synthesis
2.      Mr.A.Sreekumar           ,,                ,,                         Computer based
                                                                              mathematical modeling
                                                                              of classical music
3.      Ms. Sreevidya. S         ,,                ,,                         Data Mining and
                                                                              Knowledge Discovery
4.      Mr.Ramkumar.P.B          ,,                Dr.K.V.Pramod              Algorithms
5.      Manju C                  ,,                ,,                         Coding Theory &
                                                                              Cnypto graphy
6.      Aysha V                  ,,                Dr.S.Babu Sundar           Image processing and
                                                                              pattern recognition and
                                                                              data compression

7.      Sindhu M.S.              ,,                Dr.S.Babu Sundar           Artificial Intelligence
                                                                              expert systems
8.      Sudhakumar R             ,,                ,,
9.      Malathi S                ,,                Dr.K.V.Pramod              Software quality
10.     Sindhu P.Menon           ,,                ,,                         Issues in Wireless
                                                                              Networking
11.     Ajan U.Nair              ,,                ,,                         Some problems
                                                                              related to Network
                                                                              protocols
12.     A.T.Francis              ,,                Dr. Humayoon Kabir         Re-defining University
                                                                              Libraries in the context
                                                                              of modern information
                                                                              technologies: A study
                                                                              with special reference
                                                                              to the University Librar
                                                                              ies in Kerala
13.     Shajan Thomas            ,,                ,,                         Wireless networks
14.     Archana S.N.             ,,                Dr. Humayoon Kabir         Virtual Resource
                                                                              Sharing Centre for the
                                                                              Engineering Colleges
                                                                              Affiliated to MG
                                                                              University

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4.       Administrative Personnel
Sl.No.        Designation                                       No. of Posts
1.       Section Officer                                               1
2.       Sel. Gr. Assistant                                            2
3.       Sel. Gr Typist/Steno                                          1
4.       Sr. Gr. Typist/Steno                                          1
5.       Junior Librarion                                              1
6.       Peon                                                          2
5.       Technical Personnel
Sl.No.        Designation                                       No. of Posts
1.       Technical Assistant Gr. III (Computer)                        1
2.       Technical Assistant Gr. II (Computer)                         1
3.       Technical Assistant Gr.II (Electrical)                        1
6.       Student Enrollment
Sl.No.        Programme of Study                  Men          Women           Total
1.            MCA II Semester                      34             27            61
2.            MCA IV Semester                      37             24            61
3.            MCA VI Semester                      33             27            60

7.       Research Facilities
a. Laboratories (List out Major equipments available)
The Research activities of the Department include the subject areas Fuzzy sets and Logic
Applications in Artificial Intelligence, Simulation, Cryptography & Coding Theory, Algorithm,
Pattern recognition, Internet-Marketing, e-commerce and Internet Technology, Networking
and Mobile Communication and Software Engineering. Apart from this, the Department has
taken up a challenging research project funded by AICTE, “Computer Assisted Classical
Music”. The Department of Computer Applications is also doing consultancy work for public
and private sector undertakings.

       The department has a well-equipped laboratory, which is being constantly updated
with the latest computers. At present, the laboratory has the following facilities:
         1.    One number of IBM x series 255, Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz four processor
               Windows 2003 server.
         2.    60 number of IBM ThinkCentre Intel Pentium IV 3.2 GHz Windows XP clients
               connected with the Windows 2003 server;
         3.    One number of Acer Altos 12000 dual processor, Intel Pentium III 500 MHz Linux
               Server.
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      4.    30 number of AMD Athlon 64 bit 3000 + series machines loaded with 64 bit
            SUSE Linux;
      5.    One number of HP E60 Server Intel Pentium III 500 MHz loaded with Windows
            NT Server,
      6.    One number of IBM RS 6000 Series Model E20 Server loaded with AIX;
      7.    LIPI T6050 Line Printer, two Lazer Printer, five Inkjet printer and four
            scanners, 3 dot matrix printers.
      8.    There is 24 hour Internet access through a dedicated link to the campus network.
      9.    IBM Thinkpad 2 Nos. Intel Core 2, .83 GHz with Windows XP Professional
      10. 3 Nos. of IBM ThinkCentre of Intel Pentium D, 3 GHz
The department has modern equipments such as multimedia projectors, image presenters
to aid in the teaching process.
b. Library:
At present, the department library has more than 2500 books concerning various
disciplines in Computer Science and Computer Applications. The faculty members of the
department give special attention to purchase the latest books on a particular subject which
help the students to be aware of the latest trends in a particular subject. Also the depart-
ment library subscribes journals and magazines of international standard. It is proposed to
have a new CD library.

      No. of books and journals as on 31st            Addition during the current year
             March of Previous Year
       Books                    3991                                   284
      Journals                      6                                   1
c. Others
      Placement Cell & its functioning
The department has a placement cell managed by the students and actively assisted by the
faculty members. Department has almost 100% placement every year.

Seminars & Conferences:

The department has conducted many seminars and conferences concerning the latest trends
in industry and technology. A seminar cell functions in the department.

SAMCA:

The Students Association of MCA conducts the annual festival of MCA students and also
actively assists the faculty members in conducting the activities of the department.

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8.      Distinguished visitors
Sl.No            Name                      Affiliation                       Remarks
 1.          Istock Petenin              University of             As part of the Indo-Slovenian
                                         Maniber                   Joint Research Project
 2.          Simon Spacpar                 ,,                                 ,,

9.      Publications

a. Papers
Name of Author          Title of Publications            Year          Name of Journal
Dr. S.Babu Sundar       Artificial Intelligence          1999          Infokairali Nov. 1999
                        A Note of Adjacent               1999          Proceedings of UGC
                        Topology                                       sponsored National
                                                                       Seminar on Discrete
                                                                       Analysis, 22-24 March 99,
                        On t-Irreducible                 1999          Coimbatore
                        Elements in a Lattice                                      ,,
Mr. A. Sreekumar        A Simple Algorithms              1999                      ,,
                        for Generating Magic
                        Square
Dr. K.V.Pramod          On t-Irreducible                 1999                    ,,
                        Elements in a Lattice
Dr. B.Kannan            A Modified Majority              1999                    ,,
                        Strategy for Median
                        graphs.

10. Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by the
Faculty / Students.
Name of Participant        Name of Seminar/             Role
                           Conference/ Workshop
Mr. A.Sreekumar            Microsoft Summer School      Participant
Dr. B.Kannan
11.     Consultancy Work
Sl.No      Name of Consultancy             Name of Consultant                Sponsoring Agency
           IBM Hands on Software
           Workshop Dec. ’06




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             DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                                          Estd: 1985
The Department of Computer Science came into existence in 1984 with an M.Tech. course in
Computer and Information Science, which was the first in the state of Kerala. In 1986, the
Department was identified by the Defence Research and Development Organisation for con-
ducting an M.Sc. programme in Computer Software, as a feeder course to the DRDO Labo-
ratories. The department served as a seeding agent for the establishment of Computer
Centre, which was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister in 1990,. The department was
entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the MCA programme in June 1994, which
helped to streamline the course and setting it into the right track. The B.Tech. course started
in 1996, was given co-ordinating support by the department in the branch of Computer Sci-
ence & Engineering. A new M.Tech. programme in Software Engineering sponsored by UGC
was also started in the academic year 2000-2001
Ph.D. programme in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Networking, Information Systems
Engineering etc. are being pursued.
The department has so far received grants to the tune of Rs. 10 crore from various national
agencies. The INFOCUS project with support from the Netherlands Government and collabo-
ration of the Delft University of Technology was piloted by the department.
The campus intranet, the CUSAT website, the campus intercom system are all managed by
the department.
The department provides technical expertise and support to various Government/Quasi-gov-
ernment bodies.
1.     Programme of Study/Research
         1. M.Tech. Computer and Information Science
         2. M.Tech. Software Engineering
         3. Ph. D
2.       Faculty Members
Sl.No.         Name               Designation    Qualification       Specialisation
1        Dr. K. Poulose Jacob     Professor     M.Tech, Ph.D       Parallel Architecture,
                                                                   Computer Networks,
                                                                   Information Systems
                                                                   Engineering
2        Krishna R. Putcha         Reader           M.S            Super Computing
3.       Dr. Suman Mary Idicula    Reader       M.Tech, Ph.D       Natural language Processing,
                                                                   Human Computer Intraction
4.       K.B.Muralidharan         Lecturer         M.Tech.         Artificial Intelligence
         (on leave)
5.       G. Santhosh Kumar        Lecturer         M.Tech.         Software Engineering
                                                                   Theoretical Computer Science
6.       Sudeep Kumar N            Lecturer          M.Tech        Computer Science,
                                  (Contract)                       Image Processing

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3.      Research Scholars(Part-time)
Sl. No.      Name             Funding                   Guide              Area of Work
                              Agency
1        Mangu G                                Dr. Sumam mary              CAI
                                                Idicula
2.     L.L. Ramachandran                        Dr. K. Poulose Jacob        Information System
                                                                            Engineering
3.     Shibu Ray S                              Dr. Baby M D
4.     Surekh Mariam                            Dr. K. Poulose Jacob        System Security
       Varghese
5.     Susan Mathews                            Dr. Baby M D
6      Shahana T.K                              Dr. K. Poulose Jacob        VLSI
7      Rekha K. James                           Dr. K. Poulose Jacob        VLSI
8      G. Santhosh Kumar                        Dr. K. Poulose Jacob        Sensor Networks
9      Sheena Mathew                            Dr. K. Poulose Jacob        System Security
10     Litta A J                                Dr. Sumam Mary              Neural Networks
                                                Idicula
11     Bindhu M S                               Dr. Sumam Mary              Natural Language
                                                Idicula                     Processing
12     Bindya M Varghese                        Dr. N.Unnikrishnan
13     Daleesha                                 Dr. Sumam Mary              Human Computer
       M.Viswanathan                            Idicula                     Interaction
14     Sudeep Elayidom M                        Dr. Sumam Mary              Datamining
                                                Idicula
15     Vineetha S.                              Dr. Sumam Mary              Bioinformatics
                                                Idicula
16     Binsu C.Kovoor                           Dr. K.Poulose Jacob         System Security
17     Binu Elias Kurian                        Dr. K.Poulose Jacob         Information
                                                                            systems
                                                                            Engineering
18     Preetha Mathew                           Dr. K.Poulose Jacob         Information
                                                                            Systems
                                                                            Engineering
19     Mohanan K                                Dr. Sumam Mary              Software
                                                Idicula                     Engineering
20     Mini U                                   Dr. K.Poulose Jacob         Information
                                                                            Science
4.     Administrative Personnel
Sl. No. Designation                                        No. of posts
1     Section Officer                                          1
2     Sr. Grade Assistant                                      2 (vacant)
3     Office Superintendent (Typist)                           1
4     Peon                                                     1
5     Sweeper/Cleaner                                          1
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5.    Technical Personnel
Sl. No. Designation                                             No.of posts
1       Tech. Officer Gr. I                                         1
2       Tech. Asst. Gr. II                                          3
3       Junior Librarian                                            1
6.    Students Enrollment
Sl. No. Programme of Study                                       Men     Women         Total
1     M.Tech. Degree in Computer & Information Science
      2005-2007 batch                                 10                      9         19
      2006-08 batch                                    11                     7         18
2     M.Tech. Degree in Software Engineering
      2005-2007 batch                                             11           6        17
      2006-08 batch                                                8          10        18
7.    Research Facility
      A. Laboratory
1.    IBM server X3400 Intel Xeon 3 GHz, 2GB ECG DDR2 SDRAM,
      2*73 GB, DVD Writer, FDD, 20/40 GB DAT, 17” TFT monitor                      -   01 No.
2.    Server (HCL) XEON 3.2 GHz dual processor, 1 GB DDR-2AM,
      146*3 SCSI HDD,DVD Writer, FDD, TFT Monitor                                  -   01 No.
3.    HCL Infiniti Global line server, PIV, 128 MB, 48 GB, CDD,
      FDD, CRT monitor.                                                            -   01 No.
4     PC (IBM) Pentium duo 1 GB, 80 GB, FDD, Combo drive, TFT
      Monitor                                                                      -   18 Nos.
5     PC (HCL) Pentium IV 512 MB, 40 GB, FDD, CDD, TFT monitor                     -   24 Nos.
6.    PC (PCS) PIV 256 MB 40 GB FDD,CDD, CRT Monitor                               -   06 Nos.
7.    PC PIV910 Mother board, 256 MB, 10 GB, CDD, FDD, CRT Monitor                 -   01 No.
8.    PC AMD SEMPRON 256 MB 10 GB, CDD, FDD, CRT Monitor                           -   02 Nos.
9.    PC(Accel) PIII 256 MB, 40 GB, FDD, CDD, CRT Monitor                          -   06 Nos.
10.   PC (HCL ) PIII 256 MB 40GB FDD, CDD, CRT Monitor                             -   01 Nos.
11.   PC (HCL) PIII, 128 MB, 8GB, CDD, FDD, CRT Monitor                            -   01 No.
12.   PC(WIPRO)PII 256 MB, 40 GB, FDD,CDD, CRT Monitor                             -   06 Nos.
13.   PC(HCL) Pentium 128 MB, 16 GB, CDD, FDD, CRT Monitor                         -   01 No.
14.   PC AMD 2500 64 bit, 512 MB, 40 GB, CDD, FDD, CRT Monitor                     -   01 No.
15.   UPS 30KVA Tata Leibert                                                       -   01 No.
      SOFTWARES
         1.      Windows 2000
         2       Oracle 8i
         3       Rational Suite Enterprise Edition
         4       Math Lab
         5       RT-Linux Pro 2.2
         6       Labview 8.2
         7       Windriver Tornado 2.2.1/Vx Works 5.5.1

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      B. LIBRARY
           No. of books/journals on 31st March           Additions during the current Year
                     of previous year
      Books                       4192                        Books                 NIL
      Journals                     34                         Journals              NIL
      C. OTHERS
      Broad-band Internet connectivity on TCP/IP Overhead Projectors, Multimedia
      Projector etc.
8.    Distinguished Visitors
Sl. No.   Name                            Affiliation                               Remarks
1     Dr. Wilsy M., Professor             University of Kerala, Thiruvanathapuram

2.    Dr. Jacob Mathew, CEO               ICBS, Akron, Ohio USA
9.    Publications
      a) Papers
1     Rekha K.James,             “Delay-Reduced Combinational Logic Synthesis using
      Shahana T.K., Poulose      Multiplexers”, ESA’06 - The International conference on
      Jacob and Sreela Sasi,     Embedded Systems & applications, Las Vegas, Nevada,
                                 USA, June 26-29, 2006.
2     Shahana T.K., Rekha        “Genetic Algorithm-based combinational logic Synthesis
      K.James, K.Poulose         using Universal Logic Modules@, accepted for ESA’07-
      Jacob, Sreela Sasi,        International conference on Embedded Systems and
                                 Applications, WORLDCOMP 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada,
                                 USA, June 25-28, 2007.
3     Rekha K.James,             “Improved Reversible Logic Implementation of Decimal
      Shahana T.K., Poulose      Adders”, accepted for 11th IEEE VDAT VLSI Design and
      Jacob and Sreela Sasi,     Test Symposium, Kolkotta, India, August 8-11, 2007
4     Sheena Mathew,             “A novel Fast Hybrid Cryptographic System:MARS4”
      K Poulose Jacob            Proceedings of IEEE INDICON 2006.
5     Sheena Mathew,             “Message Integrity in the World Web: Use of nested hash
      Dr. K.Poulose Jacob        function and a fast stream cipher”, Proceedings of 14th
                                 International conference on Advanced Computing &
                                 Communication, ADCOM 2006.
6     Santhosh Kumar             Tree Based Adaptiove Routing Protocol for Wireless
                                     Sensor Netwroks.
7     Santhosh Kumar             Evaluation of the Power consumption of routing Protocols
                                 for Wireless Sensor Networks.
8     Santhosh Kumar             Development of Teacher and content for effective
                                 e-learning practices
9     Sumam Mary Idicula,        “Multilingual Query Processing System using
      David Peter S              Software Agents”
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10    Suman Mary Idicula,       “A fault Prediction Model for Object-Oriented Systems”
      David Peter S
11    Suman Mary Idicula,       “A Morphological Processor for Malayalam Language”
      David Peter S             to be published in south Asia Research Journal Vol.27.2,
12    Suman Mary Idicula,       “Prediction of Fault-Prone Classes using Object-Oriented
      David Peter S             Metrics - an Experience, International Journal of
                                Computing and Applications Vol. No. 2
13    Suman Mary Idicula,       “A Study on the Complexities Involved in a Multiparty IT
      David Peter S,            Outsourcing Environment”
      Dr. K. Poulose Jacob
10.   Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher courses etc.
Participant(s)              Programme                                       Role
G. Santhosh Kumar        Capacity Building Programme on                     Participant
                         Multimedia and E-Content Development,
                         Consortium for Educational
                         Communication, New Delhi.
G. Santhosh Kumar        International Symposium on Ad-Hoc and              Participant
                         Ubiquitous Computing, NITK, Suranthkal,
                         India
G. Santhosh Kumar        Dax Traning on Switches and Routers,               Paritipant
                         Dax India
G. Santhosh Kumar        Lab View Training Programme, Captronic             Participant
                         Systems, Bangalore
11.   Sponsored Research Projects
Sl.   Title                      Sponsoring              Amount (Rs.)     Investigator(s)
No.                               Agency
1     “Development of Regional     ISRO                  Rs.6.7 lakhs.    Dr. Sumam
      Language interface for                                              Mary Idicula
      Information Retrieval
      from Database “
2     “Development of Multimodal   ISRO                  Rs.9.5 lakhs     Dr. Sumam
      Interface for Information                                           Mary Idicula
      Retrieval from Databases”
12.   Consultancy work
Sl.     Name of Consultancy                          Sponsoring Agency
No.
1     Computerisation and System
      Development                                    State Government undertaking

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                   DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS
                                           Estd : 1975

The University of Cochin instituted the Department of Electronics in the year 1975. This is
envisaged as a postgraduate Department with Master’s Degree and Ph.D programmes in
frontier fields of Electronics. The Department was inaugurated by Prof. M.G.K. Menon in
1975. Realising the growing needs of trained man-power in various fields of Electronics, the
University decided to start teaching programmes in the Department, anticipating
formal sanction and approval of the University Grants Commission, All India Council for Tech-
nical Education, etc. in due course. Initially, an M.Tech. course was started with a student
strength of 6. Subsequently it was raised to 20 in the general category and 5 in the spon-
sored quota.
In 1983, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and theUnversity Grants Com-
mission (UGC) extended financial support to the M.Tech.course. The Doctorate Programmes
of the Department are mainly in the fields of Underwater Acoustics, Ocean Electronics,
Microwave Propagation & Antennas, Pattern recognition, Microprocessor
Applications, Signal processing and Display Devices. External agencies like the Depart-
ment of Science & Technology (Govt. of India), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),
C.S.I.R., Atomic Energy Commission, Defence Research and Development Organisation
and the State Government are supporting this Department through various Research projects
and Research Fellowships.
In 1990, the Department started M.Sc. degree course in Electronics co-sponsored by
UGC and Department of Electronics (Govt. of India). In 1988, the University Grants
Commission sanctioned “COSIST” assistance of Rs.57.86 lakhs to the Department for devel-
opment of postgraduate education and research in the areas of Microprocessor
Applications and Microwave Antennas.
In 1993, the Department was selected by UGC for the Departmental Research Support (DRS)
in the field of Ocean Electronics, with a financial assistance of about 60.00 lakhs for five
years. In 1998, an additional financial assistance was sanctioned for Rs. 33.00 lakhs under
DRS scheme for a period of 5 years. In 2005, DST selected this Department for financial
assistance under their FIST Programme. An amount of Rs. 59.00 lakhs was sanctioned by
DST for a period of 5 years. Sponsored projects are running in the Department for a total
outlay of Rs.367.04 lakhs.
Ministry of Human Resources Development has given assistance for Rs.75.00 lakhs for
establishing an advanced VLSI Laboratory and Signal Processing Laboratory in this
Department. Recently the University Grants Commission has also given Rs.20.00 lakhs
specifically for creating for infrastructural facilities in this Department. UGC has also sanctioned
5 separate Research Fellowships namely Research Fellowship for Meritorious Students
(RFMS) to this Department.
The technical biasing of the University, spectacular growth of Electronics industries in Kerala
and the location of the University in the industrial zone of the State are all favourable aspects
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1.    Programmes of Study/Research

      (1)    M.Tech. Electronics
      (2)    M.Sc. Electronic Science
      (3)    Ph.D

2.    Faculty Members

Sl.No. Name Designation             Qualification                      Specialisation

1.    Dr.K. Vasudevan              Professor & M.Sc.,Ph.D.             Antennas,
                                      Head                             Electromagnetics,
                                                                       Microwave Devices,
                                                                       Radar Systems,
                                                                       Microwave
                                                                       Communications
2.    Dr. K.G.Balakrishnan          Professor        M.Sc., DIIT,      Instrumentation, Devices,
      (Retd. On 14.02.07)                              Ph.D.           Opto Electronics
3.    Dr. P.R.S.Pillai              Professor        M.Sc.,Ph.D.       Digital Communication
                                                                       Computer Networks,
                                                                       Underwater Acoustics
                                                                       Micrprocessors
4.    Dr. K.T. Mathew               Professor        M.Sc,.Ph.D.       General Electronics,
                                                                       Electromagnetics, Antennas,
                                                                       Microwave Imaging and
                                                                        Material Characterization
5.    Dr. P. Mohanan                Professor        M.Sc.,Ph.D.       Antennas, Microwave
                                                                       Networks, Microwave
                                                                       Communication
6.    Dr. Tessamma Thomas             Reader        M.Sc.,M.Tech,      Speech/Image &
                                                       Ph.D.           Bio-medical Signal
                                                                       Processing, Digital System
                                                                       Design
7.    Dr.R.Mary Lourde
      (On leave)                      Reader           B.Tech.,        Digital Electronics, Control
                                                    M.Tech Ph.D        Systems, Automation
8.    Dr. C.K.Aanandan                Reader         M.Sc.,Ph.D.       Microwave Communication,
                                                                       Radar Systems & Antennas

9.    Dr.Sreela Sasi                Sr.Lecturer B.Tech.,M.S.           Speech Processing, Digital
      (On leave)                                   Ph.D.               Electronics and
                                                                       Artificial Intelligence

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Sl.No. Name Designation              Qualification                            Specialisation

10.       Dr.A.P. Preethi               Lecturer B.Tech.,M.Tech.              Digital Electronics and
          (On leave)                                  Ph.D                    Image Processing
11.       Mr. James Kurian             Reader          M.Sc., M.Tech.         Instrumentation,
                                                                              Embedded Systems

13.       Dr. D. Raja Veerappa        Lecturer        B.Tech.,M.Tech.,        Microwave Communication,
                                                           Ph.D               Digital Communication,
                                                                              Signal Processing, Wireless
                                                                              Networks, Radar Systems
14.       Ms. Supriya M.H.            Lecturer        B. Tech., M.Tech. Signal Processing, Network
                                                                        Analysis, Digital Electronics,
                                                                        Microprocessors, Computer
                                                                        Graphics, Control Systems,
                                                                        Data Structures.
  3.      Visiting Faculty

Sl.No.         Name                     Designation           Qualification              Specialisation
     1.     Sri. A.K.Prakash         Formerly Senior           M.Tech.                   Radar &
                                     Scientist, NPOL                                  Communication

4.        Research Staff

Sl.No.        Name                   Designation           Qualification         Specilisation
 1.       Dr. Jaimon Yohannan       CSIR-RA                Ph.D.                 Microwave Electronics
 2.       Mahendran.M.G.            Project    Scientist   M.Sc.Electronics      Ocean Electronics
 3.       Saheer Kankalathil        Project   Scientist    M.Sc.Electronics      Ocean Electronics
 4.       Ananthakrishnan V         Project   Scientist    M.Sc.Electronics      Digital Electronics
 5.       J.Jagan                   Project   Scientist    M.Sc.Electronics      Digital Electronics
 6.       S.Maheswaran              Project   Scientist    M.Sc.Electronics      Digital Electronics
 7.       Presty Joseph             Project   Scientist    M.Sc.Electronics      Digital Electronics

5.        Research Scholars
Sl. No.       Name                Funding Agency                Guide                  Area of Work
Full-time
 1. Rohith.K. Raj                   University JRF Dr. P. Mohanan                 Mobile Antennas
 2. Suma.M.N.                       JRF            Dr. P. Mohanan                 Microwave Electronics
 3.       Anupam R Chandran         University JRF Dr. C.K. Aanandan RCS Reduction

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Sl. No.      Name               Funding Agency                Guide                Area of Work
                                                                                Stuctures
 4.       Dinesh Kumar V.P         CSIR, SRF           Dr. Tessamma            Image Processing
                                                       Thomas
 5.       Shynu.S.V                STEC, JRF           Dr. K. Vasudevan        Microstrip Antennas
 6.       Vinu Thomas              IHRD                Dr. K. T. Mathew        Microwave Imaging
 7.       Anil Lonappan            CSIR, SRF           Dr.K.T.Mathew           Bio-medical
                                                                               Engineering
 8.       Manoj Joseph             KSCSTE              Dr. P. Mohanan          Microwave Electronics
 9.       Praveen Kumar.A.V        KSCSTE              Dr. K.T. Mathew         Microwave Antennas
 10. Gijo Augustine                UJRF                Dr. K. Vasudevan        Microwave Electronics
 11. Sreedevi.K. Menon             CSIR-SRF            Dr. P. Mohanan          Microwave Electronics
 12. Hamsakutty.V.                 WMO College, Dr. K.T. Mathew                Microwave Imaging
                                   Wayanad
 13. Anish Kumar M.S.              KSCSTE              Dr.Gopikakumari         Microwave Electronics
 15.      Bybi.P.C.                CUSAT               Dr.P.Mohanan            Microwave   Electronics
 16.      Deepthi Das              DST                 Dr.C.K.Aanandan         Microwave   Electronics
 17.      Gopikrishna.M            UGC                 Dr.C.K.Aanandan         Microwave   Electronics
 18.      Jitha.B.                 CUSAT               Dr.C.K.Aanandan         Microwave   Electronics
 19.      Nimisha.C.S.             UGC                 Dr.C.K.Aanandan         Microwave   Electronics
 20.      Robin Augustine          UJRF                Dr. K. T. Mathew        Microwave   Electronics
 21.      Shameena.V.A.            CUSAT               Dr. P. Mohanan          Microwave   Electronics
 22.      Jinto George             JRF                 Dr.P.R.S.Pillai         Embedded    Systems
 23.      Prajas John              JRF                 Dr.P.R.S. Pillai        Embedded    Systems
 24. Deepu.V.                      JRF                 Dr. P. Mohanan          Microwave Electronics
 25. Sarin.V.P.                    UGC                 Dr. K. Vasudevan        Microwave Electronics
 26. Prabha.C.                     JRF                 Dr.P.R.S.Pillai         Target Identification and
                                                                               tracking using neural
                                                                               networks
 27. Ullas G. Kalappura            -                   Dr. K. T. Mathew        Microwave Electronics

 Part-time
 1.       Dominic Mathew         HMT,                  Dr. Tessamma            Self Leaving Systems
                                 Kalamasserry          Thomas
 2.       Francis Jacob.K        BSNL                  Dr. P. Mohanan          Smart Antennas for
                                                                               local wireless accessing
                                                                               in Telecom

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Sl. No.      Name                Funding Agency               Guide                Area of Work

 3.       Supriya M.H            DOE, CUSAT            Dr. P.R.S. Pillai       User Interactive Under
                                                                               water Target
 4.       Radhakrishnan K        MA College    Dr. K.G.                        Kalman Filter and
                                 of Engg.      Balakrishnan                    Optional Control
                                 Kothamangalam
 5.       James Kurian           DOE, CUSAT    Dr. P.R.S. Pillai               Imaging Techniques for
                                                                               detection of flaws in
                                                                               nonmetallic media of
                                                                               microwaves
 6.       Deepa Sankar             SOE, CUSAT          Dr.Tessamma             Medical Image
                                                       Thomas                  Processing
 7.       Praveen.N.               -                   Dr.Tessamma             Biometrix
                                                       Thomas
 8.       Jobin.K.Antony           -                   Dr.Tessamma             Biological Image
                                                       Thomas                  Analysis
 9.       Ananda Resmi.S.          -                   Dr.Tessamma             Image Processing
                                                       Thomas
 10. Neelakantan.P.C.              -                   Dr.C.K. Aanandan        Bandwidth enhance-
                                                                               ment of microstrip ant-
                                                                               ennas using stepped T
                                                                               striptfeed
 11. Mohankumar.K.                 -                   Dr.P.R.S.Pillai         Target Identification and
                                                                               tracking using neural
                                                                               networks
 12. Girish.G.                     -                   Dr.C.K. Aanandan
 13. Kedarnath Shenoy.S                                Dr.P.R. S.Pillai        Target Identification and
                                                                               tracking using neural
                                                                               networks
 14. Laila.D.                      -                   Dr. P. Mohanan          Microwave Antennas
 15. Nobert Thomas                 -                   Dr.Tessamma             Design and Developm-
     Pallath                                           Thomas                  ent of a hybrid MAC
                                                                               protocol for video trans-
                                                                               mission over wireless
                                                                               networks

          6. Administrative Personnel
      Sl.No.                Designation                          No. of Posts
      1.                    Section Officer                              1
      2.                    Selection Gr. Assistant                      1

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        Sl.No.              Designation                           No. of Posts
       3.                   Senior Grade Asst.                        1
       4.                   Asst. Grade II                    1(On daily wages)
       5.                   Typist/Steno                                2
       6.                   Peon                                        2
       7.                   Sweeper                                     1

 7. Technical Personnel

       Sl.No.               Designation                           No. of Posts
       1.                   Maintenance Engineer                        1
                            (on daily wages)
       2.                   Tech.Asst.Grade III                4 (One on LWA)
       3.                   Technician                                  1
       4.                   Printer                                     1
       5.                   Asst. Librarian                             1
       6.                   Lab. Assistant                              3
       7.                   Storekeeper Gr. II                          1
                            (Electronic Science)

     8. Student Enrollment

Sl.No.        Programme of Study                    Men                 Women             Total

1.            M.Tech. (Electronics)                  24                     18             42
2.            M.Sc. (Electronics)                    32                     16             48

9.       Research Facilities
         a. Laboratories (List out Major equipments available)

                 List of MAJOR Equipments available in the department
                               (Cost exceeding more than 1 lakh )

         Sl.No              Equipment                                            Cost in Lakhs

         1.      HP 8510 C-Network Analyzer                                              20.00
         2.      HP 8514 B S Parameter Test set                                          20.50
         3.      HP 8341 B Broad band Microwave sweep oscillator                         7.00

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Sl.No              Equipment                                          Cost in Lakhs

4.      HP 83651B Dedicated source 45 MHz - 50 GHz                            18.5
5.      HP 8511B Frequency Converter                                          1.36
6.      HP Spectrum Analyzer                                                  7.98
7.      HP Dynamic Signal Analyser                                            6.99
8.      Impedance Analyzer                                                    1.76
9.      Multifunction generator HP 8904A                                      1.95
10.     Flaw Detector UFD 300                                                 4.98
11.     Level recorder , Turn Table, Recording Accessories                    3.00
12.     Power Amplifier B& K (2 Nos)                                          3.75(each)
13.     Measuring Amplifier (2 Nos)                                           1.25(each)
14.     Precession Conditioning Amplifier                                     1.05
15.     Charge Amplifier                                                      1.12
16.     Graphics Plotter                                                      1.42
17.     Transducer B & K 8100, 8103, 8104, 8105 ( 4 Nos)                      2.92
18.     HP 83 HP Frequency Converter                                          5.00
19.     Image Scanner                                                         2.38
20.     HP Duel Power meter (2 Nos)                                           3.00
21.     HP 8410 Network Analyzer with reflection test                         7.0
22.     S- Band Radar (Donated by LRDE, Bangalore)                            100.00
23.     Vacuum Coating Unit                                                   4.00
24.     Robot Arm & Vision System                                             7.00
25.     Lock-in Amplifier                                                     2.00
26.     LAN System                                                            12.00
27.     HP XY/t Record                                                        1.2
28.     UPS 5 KVA(6 Nos)                                                      9.00
29.     HP 8349 B Frequency Converter                                         1.5
30.     HP Microwave Sweep Oscillator                                         6.5
31.     HP 9000 series Instrumentation Controller                             3
32.     Scientific Atlanta Positioner & Controller                            2.4
33.     HP Microprocessor Development System                                  5.00
34.     Short Range Sonar                                                     5.07
35.     Workstation (DEC)                                                     4.7
36.     Fully Instrumented Underwater Transducer Evaluation Facility          20.00
37.     Fully Instrumented Free Field Antenna Test Facility                   20.00
38.     Digital Personal Workstation                                          3.50
39.     High Frequency High Power Amplifier                                   1.98
40.     Standard Transducer                                                   2.92

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      41.    Echo Sounder ES60                                                   17.29
      42.    Simulation Software for Microwave Circuits/Antennas                 2.00
      43.    Underwater Video Camera & Accessories                               5.03
      44.    Matlab for DSP Laboratory                                           3.68
      45.    48 Channel 100MHz Logic Analyzer                                    1.05
      46.    Image Grabber System                                                1.12
      47.    Workstations (2 Nos)                                                1.53 (each)
      48.    Portable Network Analyzer                                           5.00
      49.    Microwave Vector Network Analyzer                                   38.07
      50.    Dual Frequency Sonar                                                6.62
      51.    SMD Rework Station                                                  13.25
      52.    Logic Analyzer                                                      4.31
      53.    Digital Storage Oscilloscope                                        1.07
    CENTRES OF RESEARCH AND TRAINING IN THE DEPARTMENT
SPECIAL CENTRES OF RESEARCH AND TRAINING IN THE DEPARTMENT
With special assistance from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India,
three special centers of Research and Training have been set up in the Department in frontier
areas of Electronics.
Electronics Instrumentation Research Laboratory (EIRL)
The EIRL was set up in 1983 with aid from the Ministry of Human Resource Development
(MHRD), Government of India. A total grant of Rs.40 lakhs has been sanctioned for setting
up this laboratory. The laboratory is equipped with Sensors and Transducers, Signal Condi-
tioners, Measuring and Display units, Microprocessor system support cards for A/D & D/A
conversion, Data logging, Analog- Hybrid Computer, Process Control Trainer System, Logic
Analysers/Scopes and General Purpose Measuring Instruments.
Research work is being carried out in the areas of Electronic Instrumentation and
Microprocessor based Measurement and Control Systems. The EIRL also proposes to set
up a Standards Laboratory.
Centre for Research in Microprocessor Applications (CRMA)
This Centre was set up with aid from the Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Government of India. A total grant of Rs.30 lakhs has been sanctioned for setting up this
centre. The centre is equipped with Microcomputer systems, a large number of Microproces-
sor system support cards including memory cards, Dynamic Memories, Battery Backup
Cards, A/D & D/A Cards, Relay Cards, Opto Coupler Cards, Peripheral Controller Cards,
Graphic and Semigraphic Terminals, stand alone VDU’s and three Microprocessor Develop-
ment Systems: One is a 16 bit system from Hewlett Packard and the other two from Intel
Corporation- the 8 bit Personal Development System and the 16 bit stand alone Development
system.
 The Laboratory is equipped with multi purpose bus running through out to accommodate
most commonly used buses.

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Research works undertaken in this centre are in the areas of Multiprocessors,
Protocols for Multiprocessors, Speech Processing, Pattern Recognition, etc.
Centre for Ocean Electronics (CUCENTOL)
A centre for Research and Training in Ocean Electronics (CUCENTOL ) has been set up in
the Department with the financial assistance from the Ministry of Human Resource Develop-
ment, Govt. of India and the UGC. An amount of Rs.32 lakhs was sanctioned by the Ministry
in two installments for this Centre. University Grants Commission has approved the estab-
lishment of the Centre during the VIII plan period with essential staff and infrastructure. UGC
has sanctioned a sum of Rs.60.00 lakhs under the DRS programme in 1993. Developments
of new Underwater Transducers and Arrays for Sonar Applications are the major activities of
the centre.
Microwave Electronics and Antenna Laboratory
A well established research and training Laboratory in Microwave Electronics and Antennas
has been set up in this Department with financial assistance from MHRD, UGC, DST (Govt.
of India) and DoE (Govt. of India). The Laboratory is equipped with most modern and
sophisticated equipment like HP 8510 B Network Analyzer, Microwave Power Meter and
different antenna and RCS standards. The laboratory is having a Microwave Anechoic
Chamber for simulating free space environment for antenna and RCS measurements. The
Chamber has instrumentation set-up attached to it with provision for fully automatic mea-
surement based on HP 8510 B Network Analyzer and Scientific Atlanta Positioner. The
Department has developed an indigenous software which is used for quick and precise an-
tenna measurements and analysis. The major areas of research now being pursued are
microstrip antennas and transmission lines, super- conducting microwave transmission lines,
integrated circuits and antennas, reduction of radar cross section, microwave non-destruc-
tive testing, leaky wave antennas, microwave horn antenna, material studies in microwave
region etc. Non-destructive testing of objects like vehicular tyres is a break through by the
laboratory in NDT technique. These facilities are being used/operated by many establish-
ments like SAMEER (Bombay & Madras), SAC Ahamadabad, NPOL, Cochin, Delhi Univer-
sity, CSIR Regional Research Laboratory (Trivandrum), Jadavpur University, Gulbarga Uni-
versity and others.
Embedded System Laboratory (ESL)
The Department has set up an Embedded Systems Laboratory, comprising of Martin Auto
vision Expert 9.5 SMD Re-workstation, Tektronics 34 Channel Logic Analyzer, Tektronics
Digital Storage Oscilloscope, etc.. The nature of activities currently being pursued in the
Department making use of these facilities include the design and development of Embedded
Systems for the realization of steering/control system for hydrophone arrays, embedded
signal processor modules, embedded CDMA transceiver modules, miniaturized archival tags
for tagging tuna, development of miniaturized embedded global positioning devices, etc..

Other Research Laboratories :
      (i)    Microwave Tomography and Materials Research Lab(MTMR)
      (ii)   Audio and Image Research Lab (AIRL)
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         b. Library

             No of books and Journals as on           Additions during the current year
             31st March of the Previous Year

            Books                      5612                            90

            Journals                   37                               1

10.      Distinguished visitors

Sl.No. Name                        Affiliation                                   Remarks
1.    Prof. Tapan K.Sarkar        Syracuse University, USA                      Keynote Address I
                                                                                National Seminar
                                                                                APSYM
2.    Prof. PER Ingvarson         Saab Space, Sweden                            Keynote Address II
                                                                                National Seminar
                                                                                APSYM
3.    Dr.Surendra Pal             ISRO, Bangalore                               Invited Talk INational
                                                                                Seminar APSYM
4.    Prof. Fred.E.Gardiol        Chemindes Graminees, Switzerland              Invited Talk IINational
                                                                                Seminar APSYM
5.    Dr.M.K.Radhakrishnan        Nano Rel, Singapore                           Invited Talk

11.      Ph.Ds Awarded

Sl.No.        Title of Thesis      Name of Research Scholar                   Supervising Guide
1.    Development of a                 T.K. Mani                      Dr. P.R.S.Pillai
       technique for
      Estimating rain param
      eters from rain noise
      measurements
2.    Development and Anal-            Binu Paul                               Dr. P. Mohanan
      ysis of Microstrip Ante-
      nnas for Dual Band Micr-
      owave Communication
3.    Investigations on a              Mridula.S.                     Dr. P. Mohanan
      microstrip excited
      rectangular dielectric
      resonator antenna



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12.      Publications
         a. Papers

Sl.No.                                     Name of Paper
1.       Supriya.M.H. and Saseendran Pillai.P.R., Detection of phase coupled noises in the ocean,
         J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 119 ( 5, Pt. 2 ), p. 3273(2006)
2.       Supriya M.H., Shaheer K., Mahendran M.G. and P.R. Saseendran Pillai, Towards
         improving the target recognition using a hierarchical target trimming approach, WSEAS
         Transactions on Signal Processing,(2006)
3.       M.H., Mahendran M.G, Shaheer K., and P.R. Saseendran Pillai, Towards improving the
         target recognition using spectral and cepstral features, J ASA(2006)
4.       A R Chandran, M.Gopikrishna, C K Aanandan, P Mohanan and K Vasudevan, Radar
         cross section enhancement of dihedral corner reflector using fractal based metalo
         dielectric structures, Electronics Letters, 2006, Vol.42, No.20
5.       K Fransis Jacob, Suman MN, Manoj Joseph and P Mohanan, “ Wide band dumbbell
         shaped patch antenna “ , MOTL, vol 48, No.11, 2006
6.       CK Aanandan, C.S. Nimisha, B Jitha, P Mohanan and K vasudevan, “ Transmission
         properties of microstriplines loaded with split ring resonators as superstrate” , Microwave
         and optical technology letters, Vol.48, No.11, 2006
7.       R K Raj, Manoj Joseph, C.K. Aanandan and P Mohanan, “ A New compact microstrip
         fed dual band coplanar antenna for WLAN applications, IEEE Trans. Antennas and
         Propag., Vol.54, No.12, 2006
8.       Anupam R Chandran, M Gopikrishna, C.K. Aanandan P Mohanan and K.Vasudevan,
         “ Scattering behaviour of Fractal based matlab dielectric structures, PIER, vol 69, 2007,
         323-329
9.       M.N. Suma, RK Raj, Manoj Joseph, PC Bybi and P Mohanan, “ A Compact dual band
         planar branched monopole antenna for DCS / 2.4 GHz WLAN applications”, IEEE
         microwave and wireless component letters, vol 16, No.5, 2006
10.      B Jitha, C.S. Nimisha, C.K. Aanandan, P Mohanan and K Vasudevan, “ SRR loaded
         waveguide band rejection filter with adjustable bandwidth, “ Microwave and optical
         technology letters, Vol.48, No.7, 2006
11.      Manoj Joseph, RK Raj, MN Suma and P Mohanan, Compact dual band antenna for
         DCS / 2.4 GHz WLAN applications, Microwave and Optical technology letters, vol 48,
         No.5, May 2006
12.      D.Das Krishnan, M Gopikrishna, CK Aanandan and P Mohanan and K Vasudevan,
         Compact dual polarized sqwuare microstrip antenna with triangular slots for wirelss
         communication, Electronics Letters, vol. 42, No. 16, 2006
13.      K Fransis Jacub, M.N. Suma, Rohith K Raj, Manoj Joseph and P Mohanan, “ Planar
         Branced monopole antenna for UWB Application”, Microwave and optical Technology
         Letters,Vol. 49, No.1, 2007, pp. 45-47
14.      James Kurian and P.R. Saseendran pillai An Infrared Sheet of Light Beacon System
         for Localization and Guidance of Mobile Robots,” Accepted for presentation in Latin
         American Robotics Conference (LARS 2006), chili

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15.   A.V. Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, Jaimon Yohannan, K.T.Mathew, “A Strip Loaded
      Dielectric Resonator Antenna for Circular Polarization”, Microwave and Optical
      Technology Letters.vol.48 pp.1354-1356, 2006
16.   A.V. Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, Jaimon Yohannan, K.T.Mathew ,”Microstripline
      fed Half-Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna for 2.4 GHz WLAN application”,
      Microwave and Optical Technology Letters.vol.48 Pp.724-726, 2006
17.   A Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, Jaimon Yohannan, K.T.Mathew, “Microstripline fed
      Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna with a co-planar parasitic strip”, Progress in
      Electromagnetics Research, Progress in Electromagnetic Resaerch, Vol.60,pp 143-152,
      2006
18.   V. Hamsakutty, A.V. Praveen Kumar, Jaimon Yohannan, K. T. Mathew, “ Hexagonal
      Dielectric Resonator Antenna for 2.4GHz WLAN Applications”, Microwave and Optical
      Technology Letters(USA), 20 Nov, 2006.
19.   V. Hamsakutty, A.V. Praveen Kumar, Jaimon Yohannan, K.T.Mathew, “Coaxial Fed
      Hexagonal Dielectric Resonator Antenna for Circular Polarization”, Microwave and
      Optical Technology Letters.Vol. 48, No.3 , Pp.581 – 582,2006
20.   V. Hamsakutty, A.V. Praveen Kumar, Jaimon Yohannan,G. Bindu and K. T. Mathew,
       “Coaxial Fed Hexagonal Dielectric Resonator Antenna for multi-frequency operation”,
      Microwave and Optical Technology Letters ,Vol.48 Pp.878-880 2006
21.   G.Bindu, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T. Mathew, “Dielectric studies
      of corn syrup for application microwave breast imaging” Progress in Electromagnetics
      Research, PIER 59, pp.175- 186, 2006
22.   Bindu, Santhosh John Abraham, Anil Lonappan, C.K. Aanandan, K.T. Mathew, “Detection
      of dielectric contrast of breast tissues using confocal microwave technique”, Microwave
      and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 48, no. 6,2006
23.   G.Bindu, Santhosh John Abraham, Vinu Thomas, Anil Lonappan, C.K. Aanandan, K.T.
      Mathew, “Two-Dimensional microwave tomographic imaging of breast tissues”,
      International Journal of Cancer Research 2 (1), pp. 57 -68, 2006.
24.   G.Bindu, Santhosh John Abraham, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T.
      Mathew, “Active microwave imaging for breast cancer detection”, Progress in
      Electromagnetics Research, Progress in Electromagnetics Research 58, pp. 149 – 169,
      2006
25.   G.Bindu, Vinu Thomas, Anil Lonappan, C.K. Aanandan, K.T. Mathew,” Microwave studies
      of poly vinyl acetate based phantom for application in medical imaging”, Microwave and
      Optical Technology Letters, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 180 – 183, 2006
26.   G.Bindu, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T. Mathew, “Dielectric studies
      of polyvinyl acetate based phantom for application in medical imaging”, Journal of Material
      Science, vol. 41, no. 22, pp. 7419-7424, 2006
27.   Anil Lonappan, G.Bindu, Vinu Thomas, K.T. Mathew “Analysis of Human Semen Using
      Microwaves”, Progress In Electromagnetics Research (USA) Progress in
      Electromagnetics Research 57, pp 277-284, 2006
28.   Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, G.Bindu, C. Rajasekharan, K.T. Mathew “Analysis of
      Human Cerebro Spinal Fluid at the ISM Band of Frequencies” , Journal of
      Electromagnetic Waves and Applications(USA) Vol. 20, No.6, pp 773-779, 2006

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29.   Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, G.Bindu, V. Hamsakutty, C. Rajasekharan, K.T. Mathew
      “Analysis of Human Breast Milk at Microwave Frequencies”, Progress In
      Electromagnetics Research 2006.(USA) , to be published
30.   A.V. Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, Jaimon Yohannan, K.T.Mathew “A Wideband
      Conical Beam Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless
      Propagation Letters, vol.6, 2007 , to be published
31.   K. Radhakakrishan, A. Unnikrishnan, K.G.Balakrishnan, *EM based extended Kalman
      Filter for Estimation of Rotor Time-Constant of Induction Motor – IEEE International
      Symposium on Industrial Electronics, July-9-13, 2006 (ISIE 2006), Montreal, Canada.
32.   K. Radhakakrishan, A. Unnikrishnan, K.G.Balakrishnan, Estimation of DOA-A Kalman
      Filter approach – presented at second national conference on power conversion and
      industrial control (PCIC-2004)
33.   K. Radhakakrishan, A. Unnikrishnan, K.G.Balakrishnan, Estimation of rotor time-constant
      of induction motor using extended Kalman filter, presented at second national control
      Instrumentation System Conference, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.
34.   K. Radhakakrishan, A. Unnikrishnan, K.G.Balakrishnan, Joint state and parameter
       estimation of squirrel cage induction motor –A system identification approach using
      EM based extended Kalman filter – accepted for the International conference – Recent
      Advancements and applications of Computer in Electrical Engineering (RACE), 2007,
      Engineering College, Bikaner.
35.   K. Radhakakrishan, A. Unnikrishnan, K.G.Balakrishnan, A Kalman Filter based sway
      velocity estimation for rudder roll control of ships, presented the Control Instrumentation
      System Conference (CISCON-2004), Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.
36.   K. Radhakakrishan, A. Unnikrishnan, K.G.Balakrishnan, A simulink model for the ship-
      wave interaction, presented at the second national conference on Intelligent and Efficient
      Electrical Systems.
37.   K. Radhakakrishan, A. Unnikrishnan, K.G.Balakrishnan, Model Recognition for estimation
      of Direction of Arrival using EKF – presented at the Third IASTED International
      conference 3rd IASTED International Conference, Austria
38.   V.P. Dinesh Kumar, and Tessamma Thomas “A Comparative Study of Classification
      Accuracy of Orthogonal Moment Based Shape-Descriptors and Neural Networks” (under
      review) in AMSE Periodical: I B: Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition,         France
39.   P.S. John, James Chacko, Antony Joseph Thoppil, Tessamma Thomas, Ananda Resmi
      S, and V.P. Dinesh Kumar, ‘ A Novel Computer Assisted Technique for Pedicle Screw
      Insertion’, International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery.
      (Accepted, 2006)
40.   V.P. Dinesh Kumar and Tessamma Thomas, “An Improved Legendre Moment Descriptor
      (ILMD) as Contour-Shape Descriptor”, AMSE Journal, France. (2006).
41.   V.P. Dinesh Kumar, Tessamma Thomas, and K.V. Menon, “Development of Software
      for Automatic Scoliosis Measurement”, National Conference on Biotechnology in
      Molecular Medicine, Cochin, India, 13 - 14 January, 2007.
42.   Tessamma Thomas, V.P. Dinesh Kumar, P.S. John, Antony Joseph Thoppil, and James
      Chacko, “A Video Based Tracking System for Pedicle Screw Insertion,” In Proceedings
      of 4th Intenational Conference on Computer Science and Its Applications (ICCSA-2006),
      San Diego, California, USA, June 27-29, 2006.

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43.   Dr.K.G.Balakrishnan, participated 3rd IASTED International Conference, Austria
44.   Jaimon Yohannan and K.T. Mathew, Dielectric ring resonator band pass filter for 2.4
      GHzWLAN frequencies, 10th National Symposium on Antennas and Propagation,
      APSYM- 2006, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science & Technology,
      Cochin, India, December 14-16, 2006
45.    V. Hamsakkutty and K. T. Mathew, Dual frequency hexagonal dielectric resonator
      antenna for DCT and WLAN applications, 10th National Symposium on Antennas and
      Propagation, APSYM-2006, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science &
      Technology, Cochin, India, December 14-16, 2006
46.   A.V. Praveen Kumar and K. T. Mathew, Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna with a
      Coplanar Parasitic conducting strip , 10 th National Symposium on Antennas and
      Propagation, APSYM-2006, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science &
      Technology, Cochin, India, December 14-16, 2006
47.   Robin Augustine and K.T. Mathew, Microwave studies on Beta Tricalcium Phosphate
      Bioceramics for medical application, 10 th National Symposium on Antennas and
      Propagation, APSYM-2006, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science &
      Technology, Cochin, India, December 14-16, 2006
48.   Robin Augustine, K.T. Mathew and Harikrishna Varma Dielectric Studies of Calcium
      Hydroxyapatite at Microwave Frequency, Microwave Materials and Applications MMA
      2006, Finland June 2006
49.    K.T. Mathew, A.V. Praveen Kumar and Honey John, Polyaniline and Polypyrrole with
      PVC content for effective EMI shielding IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2006
      August 14 2006 Boston, USA
50.   V. Hamsakutty, A.V. Praveen Kumar, Jaimon Yohannan and K.T. Mathew, Hexagonal
      Dielectric Resonator Antenna for multi frequency operation. IEEE AP-S International
      symposium on Antenn. and Propagation, Albuquerque, USA from 9th - 14 th July 2006.
51.   A.V. Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, Jaimon Yohannan and K. T. Mathew, Half-split
      Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna for 2.4 GHz WLAN operation IEEE AP-S
      Inter. Symp. Antennas and Propagation, Albuquerque, USA from 9th - 14 th July 2006.
52.   Jaimon Yohannan, V. Hamsakutty, A.V. Praveen Kumar, Vinu Thomas, G.Bindhu and
       K.T. Mathew, A rectangular Dielecric resonator band stop filter, IEEE AP-S Inter. symp.
      Antennas and Propagation,Albuquerque, USA from 9th - 14 th July 2006.
53.   G. Bindu and K.T. Mathew Microwave studies of polyvinyl-acetate-based phantom for
      applications in medical imaging,12th European Conference on Composite Materials,
      July 2006 Biarritz, France.
54.   Jaimon Yohannan and K.T. Mathew, Dielectric ring resonator band pass filter for 2.4
      GHz WLAN frequencies, 10th National Symposium on Antennas and Propagation,
      APSYM- 2006, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science & Technology,
      Cochin, India, December 14-16, 2006
55.   V. Hamsakkutty and K. T. Mathew, Dual frequency hexagonal dielectric resonator antenna
      for DCT and WLAN applications, 10th National Symposium on Antennas and Propagation,

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         APSYM-2006, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science & Technology,
         Cochin, India, December 14-16, 2006
56.      A.V. Praveen Kumar and K. T. Mathew, Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna with a
         Coplanar Parasitic conducting strip , 10th National Symposium on Antennas and
         Propagation, APSYM-2006, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science &
         Technology, Cochin, India, December 14-16, 2006
57.      Robin Augustine and K.T. Mathew, Microwave studies on Beta Tricalcium Phosphate
         Bioceramics for medical application, 10th National Symposium on Antennas and
         Propagation, APSYM-2006, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science &
         Technology, Cochin, India, December 14-16, 2006
58.      Robin Augustine, K.T. Mathew and Harikrishna Varma Dielectric Studies of Calcium
         Hydroxyapatite at Microwave Frequency, Microwave Materials and Applications MMA
         2006, Finland June 2006
59.      K.T. Mathew, A.V. Praveen Kumar and Honey John, Polyaniline and Polypyrrole with
         PVC content for effective EMI shielding IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2006
         August 14 2006 Boston, USA
60.      V. Hamsakutty, A.V. Praveen Kumar, Jaimon Yohannan and K.T. Mathew, Hexagonal
         Dielectric Resonator Antenna for multi frequency operation. IEEE AP-S International
         symposium on Antenn. and Propagation, Albuquerque, USA from 9th - 14 th July 2006.
61.      A.V. Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, Jaimon Yohannan and K. T. Mathew, Half-split
         Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna for 2.4 GHz WLAN operation IEEE AP-S
         Inter. Symp. Antennas and Propagation, Albuquerque, USA from 9th - 14 th July 2006.
62.      Jaimon Yohannan, V. Hamsakutty, A.V. Praveen Kumar, Vinu Thomas, G.Bindhu and
         K.T. Mathew, A rectangular Dielecric resonator band stop filter, IEEE AP-S Inter. symp.
         Antennas and Propagation, Albuquerque, USA from 9th - 14 th July 2006.
63.      G. Bindu and K.T. Mathew Microwave studies of polyvinyl-acetate-based phantom for
         applications in medical imaging,12th European Conference on Composite Materials,
         July 2006 Biarritz, France.
64.      Deepu, V.; Rohith, K.R.; Manoj, J.; Suma, M.N.; Vasudevan, K.; Aanandan, C.K.;
         Mohanan, P., “Compact uniplanar antenna for WLAN applications”, Electronics
         Letters,Volume: 43 Issue: 2 January 18 2007,pp 70-72
65.      K. Francis Jacob, M. N. Suma, Rohith K. Raj, Manoj Joseph, P. Mohanan, Planar
         branched monopole antenna for UWB applications, Microwave and Optical Technology
         Letters, Volume 49, Issue 1, Date: January 2007,pp 45-47
66.      P. C. Bybi, B. Jitha, P. Mohanan, and C. K. Aanandan, Wideband Planar Antenna for
         New Generation Mobile Applications, Volume 2007, Article ID 10410, March 2007


      b. Books

Sl.No.      Name of Book

1.          Proceedings of APSYM – 2006


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13.   Participation in Seminar / Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty /
      Students.

Name of                            Name of Seminar /                                 Role
Participant                       Conference/ Workshop

Dr.K.G.Balakrishnan,   3rd IASTED International Conference,                 Presentation of Paper
Professor              Austria
Dr.P.Mohanan,          Int. Conference on Microwave Materials               Invited talk & Paper
Professor              & Applications, FINLA ND                             presentation
Dr.Jaimon              2006 IEEE AP-S/URSI/AMEREM                           Presentation of Paper
Yohannan               Symposium, USA
Research Associate
Dr.K.Vasudevan         National Symposium on Antennas &                     Organization/Paper
                       Propagation APSYM/CUSAT                              presentation
Dr. P. Mohanan         National Symposium on Antennas &                     Organization/Paper
                       Propagation APSYM/CUSAT                              presentation
Dr. C. K. Aanandan     National Symposium on Antennas &                     Organization/Paper
                        Propagation APSYM/CUSAT                             presentation

14.   Awards / Honours / Fellowships etc. received:

Name of Reipient                     Name of Fellowship/                      Awarding Agency
                                       Honour / Award

Anishkumar.M.S                           KSCSTE-JRF                               KSCSTE
Bybi.P.C.                                 UGC JRF                                  UGC
Gopikrishna.M                             UGC JRF                                  UGC
Nimisha.C.S.                              UGC JRF                                  UGC
Sarin.V.P.                                UGC JRF                                  UGC
Deepti Das                                  WOS                                     DST
Jitha                                     UGC JRF                                  UGC
Manoj Joseph                             KSCSTE-JRF                               KSCSTE
Praveen Kumar                            KSCSTE-JRF                               KSCSTE
Shameena.V.A.                             UGC JRF                                  UGC
Robin Augustine                           UGC JRF                                  UGC
Rohit K.Raj                                JRF DST                                 DST
Gijo Augustine                            CSIR SRF                                 CSIR
Suma.M.N.                                 CSIR SRF                                 CSIR
Jinto George                              JRF DOD                                  DOD
Prajas John                               JRF DOD                                  DOD
Deepu.V.                                  JRF DST                                   DST
Prabha.C.                                  JRF DIT                                  DIT

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15.   Sponsored Research Projects

Sl.   Co-ordinator/                  Title of the                   Funding     Total Amount
No.   Principal                       Project                       Agency      (Rs. in lakhs)
      Investigator/
      Co-Investigator
1.    D.P.Mohanan     Antenna Design fabrication and               Polarizone        7.60
      Dr.K.Vasudevan  testing for a pseudorandom                    Malaysia
      Dr.C.K.Aanandan polarization hopping (PPA)
                      communication systems
2.    Ms.Mridula.S         Design, Development and                    DST            4.08
                           Analysis of a compact Microstrip
                           antenna with reduced radiation
                           hazards towards human head
3.    Dr.P.Mohanan    Development of an antenna for                Polarizone        5.00
      Dr.K.Vasudevan  wireless sensor network.                      Malaysia
      Dr.C.K.Aanandan
4.    Dr.K.Vasudevan Assistance under FIST                            DST           59.00
5.    Dr.P.R.S.Pillai      Programme Tuna Resources                   DOD           24.25
      Ms.Supriya.M.H.      of the Indian EEZ –An
                           Assessment of Growth
                           and Migration Patterns
6.    Dr.P.Mohanan    Thermal, Elastic and Dielectric                DRDO           28.29
      Dr.K.Vasudevan  Properties of New Microwave
      Dr.C.K.Aanandan Substrate Materials
7.    Ms.Deepthi Das       Development and Analysis                   DST           11.96
                           of multi-band fractual
                           patch antennas
8.    Dr. K.Vasudevan Design and Development of                       UGC            5.18
      Dr.P.Mohanan    Re-configural Microstrip
      Dr.C.K.Aanandan Antenna for Mobile and Sate
                      llite Communication Systems
9.    Dr. P.R.S. Pillai    Development of Autonomous                   DIT          211.89
      Ms.Supriya.M.H.      Buoy Systems for Radio
                           Acoustic Positioning and Tracking
10.   Dr.P. Mohanan       Compact dual band dielectric              KSCSTE           9.79
      Dr.C.K. Aanandan    resonator for mobile phone
      Dr.K.Vasudevan      antenna with reduced
       Dr.M.T Sebastain   radiation hazards

                                    Total                                           367.04


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               16.   Research Programmes and Activities:
Sl.No.                        Problem / Topic                                          Investigator (s)
1.               Kalman Filter and Optional Control                                 Dr.K.G.Balakrishnan
2.       (i) CAD Package for Sonar Transducer Design
         (ii) Transducer Systems for NDT applications
         (iii) Developed temperature tag monitoring ocean temperature
         (iv) Implemented an algorithm for bispectral estimation
               for identifying noise sources                                          Dr. P.R.S. Pillai
3.       (i)   Development of a hexagonal a slot antenna for
               communication
         (ii) Investigations on frequency scannable capacitor loaded
               leaky wave antenna
         (iii) Design and Development of re-configural microstrip
               antenna for mobile and satellite communication systems                Dr. K. Vasudevan
4.       (i)  Design and Development of Quasi monolithic Planar
              circulators, Development of                                              DR antennas
         (ii) Development of Microwave Imaging Systems for
              Biomedical Applications                                                 Dr. K.T. Mathew
5.       (i)   Development of polarization hopping Antennas for
               communication
         (ii) Development of dielectric resonator antennas for wide
               band applications
         (iii) Development of antenna for wireless sensor network                     Dr. P. Mohanan
6.       (i)   Application of Pitch Synchronous Wavelet Transform for
               Audio Signal Processing
         (ii) Mammographic Data Analysis for Automatic Detection of
               Breast Cancer
         (iii) Content based Image retrieval of medical images        Dr. Tessamma Thomas
7.       (i) Wide band circulatory polarized microstrip antennas
         (ii) Development of LOW RCS grating surfaces using
              Fractal geometrics                                                    Dr. C.K. Aanandan
8.       (i)     Development of path loss models for cellular
                 communication systems                                   Dr. D. Raja Veerappa
         (i)     Development of Computer controlled transducer positioning
                 systems                                                   Mr. James Kurian
10. (i) Implemenation of Algorithms for Spectral Estimations
    (ii) Developed temperature tag monitoring ocean temperature
    (iii) Implemented an algorithm for bispectral estimation
          for identifying noise sources                                              Ms.M.H.Supriya

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17.       Seminar / Conference/ Workshop / Refresher Courses conducted by the
          Department
Sl.No.           Title                Duration       Coordinator                Funding Agency
1.        National Symposium          14 – 16        Dr. K.Vasudevan/           UGC, AICTE, DOD,
          on Antennas and             December       Dr.P.Mohanan/              DST, CSIR,
          Propagation                 2006           Dr.C.K.Aanandan            KSCSTE, DRDO
          (APSYM – 2006)

18.       Consultancy Work

Sl. No.     Name of Consultancy                  Name of Consultant             Sponsoring Agency

1. Design of dielectric materials for            Dr.K.Vasudevan                 VSSC
   antennas studies                              Dr.P.Mohanan                   Thiruvananthapuram
                                                 Dr.C.K.Aanandan

2     Microwave Material Characterization Dr. K. Vasudevan                      CEMET,
      & Design                            Dr. P. Mohanan                        Thrissur
                                          Dr. C.K. Aanandan

3     Polarisation of agile antenna              Dr. K. Vasudevan               Polarizone Technologies Inc.
      - Design & development                     Dr. P. Mohanan                 Malaysia
                                                 Dr. C.K. Aanandan


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        DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE AND HERITAGE
                                         Estd : 1976

The Department was established in 1976 under the Name of Foreign Languages. In the year
2003 it was renamed as Dept. of Culture and Heritage. Besides its earlier concerns with
teaching linguistic and literary aspects of languages like English, French, German, Japa-
nese and Russian, the Department now gives thrust to the culture as an integral part of
language study. During the current year, the study of Italian language and culture has been
introduced. Apart from this, courses in Culture and Heritage such as Archaeology, Conser-
vation and Museology were organized at the Hill Palace, Tripunithura.
The Centre for Comparative Literature has published 4 volumes on Comparative Literature
apart from translations of fiction and short stories from Malayalam to Hindi and English. A
Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature and Culture is conducted.
One of the extension activities of the Department consist of conducting short term courses in
language and culture for institutions and the public on demand. Yet another is consultancy
in terms of interpretation and translation. With the emergence of English as a global lingua
franca, the teaching of English will be given added importance. To facilitate communication
skills in English and other languages a multimedia laboratory has been set up.
The Department conducts National Seminars and Workshops annually for teachers and
research scholars on culture, literature and language themes with the collaboration of Sahitya
Akademi and UGC. During the current year two programs were conducted: A National
Workshop on Women Poets of Western Indian Languages and a National Seminar on
Film, Culture and Heritage.
1.    Programmes of Study/Research
      (1)     Certificate Course in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian
      (2)     Diploma Course in French, German, Japanese and Russian
      (3)     Integrated Diploma in French, German, Japanese and Russian
      (4)     P.G.Diploma in Communicative English
      (5)     Ph.D.Programme in Comparative Literature
      (6)     Short-term Course on the above foreign languages and English

2.    Faculty Members
Sl.No. Name                    Designation        Qualification             Specialisation
1. Dr.Mariamma Vincent           Head              M.A.               Russian Language
   Panikulanga                   of The            (Linguistics)      & Literature,
                                 Department        M.A.(Russian)      Linguistics,
                                                   Ph.D               Culture Studies,
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Sl.No. Name                       Designation        Qualification             Specialisation
2. Sri. A. Achuta Menon             Sr.Lecture        M.A., PGCTG        German Language
                                    in German         (German)           and Literature
3. Smt.Brinda Bala
   Sreenivasan                      Lecturer          M.A                English Language
                                    in English        (English)          and Literature

3.       Visiting Faculty

Sl.No. Name                       Designation        Qualification             Specialisation
1. Prof.K.C.George                 Lecturer in        M.A                French Language and
                                   French                                Literature
2     Smt.Monica Thomas            Lecturer in        M.Phil             English Language and
                                   English                               Literature
3     Dr.Mathew Joseph             Lecturer in        Ph.D               English Language and
                                   English                               Literature
4     Ms. Chiara Checchini         Lecturer in        M.A.               Italian Language and
                                   Italian            (Italian)          Literature, Film
                                   (on contract)                         Studies
5     Sri. Hudson Peter            Lecturer in        B.A., B.Tech       Japanese Language
                                   apanese                               and Literature
6     Smt. Takako Thomas           Lecturer in        B.A.               Japanese Language
                                   Japanese                              and Literature
4.       Research Scholars
Sl.      Name                Funding       Guide                                Area of Work
No.                          Agency
1.       Devi.S                           Dr.Mariamma Vincent TheAesthetics of Anna
                                          Panikulangara              Akhmatova and
                                                                     Sylvia Plath
2.       Jose Augustine                   -do-                       Polemics & Culture
                                                                     patterns in the fiction
                                                                     and films of
                                                                     M.T.Vasudevan Nair
3.       Brinda Bala                      -do-                       Culture motifs in the
         Sreenivasan                                                 fiction of Gabriel
                                                              Garcia Marcase and
                                                              M.Mukundan
4        Ansy Sebastian                   -do-                       Aesthetics of Verlaine
                                                                     and Changampuzha
5.       Administrative Personnel
Sl.No.      Designation                              No. of Posts
1.          Peon                                     1

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2.            Library Assistant                       1
3.            Assistant                               1
4.            Typist (HG)                             1

6.       Student Enrollment
Sl.No.        Programme of Study                             Men           Women     Total
1        Certificate Course in French                           32              10    42
2        Certificate Course in German                           32               2    34
3        Certificate Course in Italian                          16              3     19
4        Certificate Course in Japanese                          9               3    12
5        Diploma Course in Japanese                              1              2      3
6        Certificate Course in Russian                           1               -     1
5        P.G.Diploma in Communicative English                    9               5    14
6        Ph.D Programme                                          1               3     4

7.       Research Facilities
         a. Laboratories (List out Major equipments available)
         A multimedia Language Laboratory has been set up with 24 positions.
         b. Library

         No of books and Journals as on          Additions during the current year
         31st March of the Previous Year
                      6280                                            87

         c.   Journals : 9 (3 Foreign periodicals and 6 Indian Journals)

8.       Distinguished visitors
Sl.No.         Name                               Affiliation        Remarks

1             Sri. Adoor Gopalakrishnan           Film Director
2             Sri. K.G.George                     Film Director

9.       Publications
         a. Papers
Sl.No.                                  Name of Paper
1        “On Postmodernism in Russian Literature”: Sankar Basu (Ed.), Russian through the
         years – A Mosaic of Language, literature and Culture, pp.25-32, Centre of Russian
         Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Dr.Mariamma Vincent
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         b. Books
Sl.No.                                Name of Paper
1        Role of Culture and Heritage in Literature (Dr.Mariamma Vincent Panikulangara)


10.      Participation in Seminar / Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty /
         Students.

Name of Participant               Name of Seminar /                               Role
                                  Conference/ Workshop
Dr.Mariamma Vincent               1) 2-Day Workshop:                          Co-ordinator
Panikulangara                     Women Poets in West
                                  Indian Languages, April 2006,
                                  Dept. of Culture and Heritage,
                                  CUSAT.
                                  2) UGC National Seminar:
                                  Ideology and Society, 19th & 20th           Resource Person
                                  September 2006, St. Xavier’s
                                  College for Women, Aluva
                                  3) UGC National Seminar: Film,
                                  Culture, and Heritage, 25th – 27th          Director
                                  October, 2006, Dept. of Culture
                                  and Heritage, CUSAT.
Sri.A.Achuta Menon                1) 2-Day Workshop:
                                  Women Poets in West                         Paricipant
                                  Indian Languages, April 2006,
                                  Dept. of Culture and Heritage,
                                  CUSAT.
                                  2) UGC National Seminar: Film,
                                  Culture, and Heritage, 25th – 27th          Co-ordinator
                                  October, 2006, Dept. of Culture
                                  and Heritage, CUSAT.
Smt.Brinda Bala                   1) 2-Day Workshop:
Sreenivasan                       Women Poets in West                         Paricipant
                                  Indian Languages, April 2006,
                                  Dept. of Culture and Heritage,
                                  CUSAT.
                                  2) UGC National Seminar: Film,
                                  Culture, and Heritage, 25th – 27th          Co-ordinator
                                  October, 2006, Dept. of Culture
                                  and Heritage, CUSAT.
                                  3) UGC National Seminar:
                                  Ideology and Society, 19th & 20th           Participant
                                  September 2006, St. Xavier’s
                                  College for Women, Aluva
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11. Sponsored Research Projects
Sl.No.        Title                           Sponsoring          Amount         Investigator(s)
                                              Agency
1.       Malayalam and Konkani                 UGC             Rs.4,16,000/-       Dr. Mariamma
         Cultures in Contact – Historical                                          Vincent
         and Linguistic Perspectives                                               Panikulangara

12. Research Programmes and Activities:
Sl.No.                 Problem / Topic                                         Investigator (s)
1.       Russian Aesthetics – Shklovsky and Formalism                      Dr. Mariamma Vincent
                                                                               Panikulangara
2.            Russian Film Theory – Eisentein and Montage                  Dr. Mariamma Vincent
                                                                               Panikulangara
13.    Seminar / Conference/ Workshop / Refresher Courses conducted by the
       Department
Sl.No.            Title           Duration       Coordinator     Funding
                                                                 Agency
1.      Women Poets in Western     2 days  Dr. Mariamma Vincent Sahitya
        Indian Languages (2-day            Panikulangara        Akademi,
        National Workshop)                                      New Delhi
2.      Film Culture and Heritage  3 days  Dr. Mariamma Vincent UGC
        (3 day National Seminar)           Panikulangara

14.      Consultancy Work
Sl. No. Name of Consultancy                 Name of Consultant                 Sponsoring Agency
1         Translation and                   Dr.Mariamma Vincent                Individuals &
          Interpretation                    Panikulangara                       institutions
2.        Translation and                   Sri.A.Achuta Menon                 Individuals &
          Interpretation                                                       institutions



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                          DEPARTMENT OF HINDI
                                          Estd : 1963

The Department of Hindi, established in 1963, is one of the oldest departments of the Univer-
sity. It was a part of Kerala University and joined the folds of University of Cochin when it was
established in the year 1971. From the period of inception it has blossomed into one of the
prestigious institutions among Indian University Departments engaged in teaching and re-
search of Hindi Language and Literature

The Department is actively engaged in research in different areas like Ancient and Modern
Drama and Theatre studies, Eastern & Western Criticism, Grammar, Linguistics,
Comparative Studies of Languages and Literature, Folk Literature, Translation etc.

The Department is one of the leading centers of research in Hindi and the faculty have guided
about 150 Ph.Ds. The creative capabilities of four of the teaching faculty received the recog-
nition through the award of Fellowships/Prizes. Several books have been published by the
faculty members during the past five years. The Department has completed four research
projects including one on CALT - Computer Aided Language Teaching. The DRS phase I & II
has been completed by the Department.

The Department Library has about 35000 books and is currently subscribing 35 journals. The
Library is used as a reference center by the PG students and Research Scholars from vari-
ous parts of Kerala. It has been assessed as one of the best libraries in the country. The
Department has a well-equipped computer laboratory and conducts short term
Computer Courses.
The Department organizes national seminar once in a year and also conducts UGC sponsored
refresher programmes.
A Centre - “Centre for Creative Writing (CCW)” has been established in the Department. The
Centre plans several inter-disciplinary and resource mobilization programme.

1.    Programmes of Study/Research

      1. M.A. Hindi Language and Literature
      2. M.Phil
      3. P.G. Diploma in Translation and Functional Hindi
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2.     Faculty Members

Sl.       Name                        Designation        Qualification            Specialisation
No.
1     Dr. P.A.Shemim Aliyar           Professor          M.A.Ph.D             Modern Drama and
                                      and Head                                Theatre Studies
                                                                              Translation
2     Dr. A. Aravindakshan            Professor          M.A. Ph.D            Comparative Literature,
                                      and Dean                                Contemporary Poetry,
                                                                              Contemporary Fiction,
                                                                              Functional Hindi
3     Dr. N. Mohanan                  Professor         M.A., Ph.D            Modern Literature
4     Dr. M. Shanmughan               Professor         M.A., Ph.D            Poetry and Fiction
5     Dr. N.G. Devaki                 Professor         M.A., Ph.D            Comparative Literature.
                                                                              Ancient and Modern
                                                                              Poetry Computer
                                                                              Aided Language
                                                                              Learning and theories
                                                                              of Language and
                                                                              Functional Hindi
6     Dr. R. Sasidharan               Professor          M.A, Ph.D            Modern Hindi Drama
                                                                              Theatre and Criticism
7     Dr. K. Vanaja                    Reader           M.A, Ph.D,            Criticism, Comparative
                                                          D. Lit              Literature
8.    Dr.Ajitha                        Reader            M.A, Ph.D            Modern Drama and
                                                                              Theatre, Comparitive
                                                                              study
3.     Research Scholars
Sl.    Name               Funding         Guide                                   Area of Work
No.                       Agency
1      Priya A                            Dr.A.Aravindakshan                 Adhunik Hindi Kavitha
                                                                             mein Lokchetana ka
                                                                             Vishleshanatmak
                                                                             Adhyayan
2      Geetha N.P.                        Dr. R. Sasidharan                  Chitra Mudgal Ka
                                                                             Katha Sahitya
3      Smitha S.Nair                      Dr. K.Vanaja                       Maithrai Pushpa Ka
                                                                             Katha Sahithya -
                                                                             Ek Anuseelan
4      Renjini Krishnan R                 Dr. R. Sasidharan                  Nasira Sharma Ka
                                                                             Rachana Sansar
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Sl.   Name                Funding         Guide                                  Area of Work
No.                       Agency
5     Shalini Jose                        Dr. P.A. Shemim Aliyar             Sarveswar Dayal
                                                                             Saxena ke Kavyeotar
                                                                             Sahitya Mein Samajik
                                                                             Chetna
6     Sajeev K.Vavachan                   Dr. N.G.Devaki                     Kerala Ki Sthaniy
                                                                             Sabdavali Ke Hindi
                                                                             Anuvad ki Samasyayem
                                                                             kala aur Sanskriti ke
                                                                              Visesh Sandarbh mein
7     Sanjeev Kumar K                     Dr. N. Mohanan                     Samakaleen Hindi
                                                                             Upanyasam Ek
                                                                             Pravrithigat Adhyayan
8     Rajgopal G. Pai                     Dr. R. Sasidharan                  Adhunik Hindi Natya
                                                                             Sameeksha Ka
                                                                             Vishleshanatmak
                                                                             Adhyayan
9     Poornima R                          Dr.P.A. Shemim Aliyar              Adhunik Hindi Sahitya
                                                                             Mein Yudha janya
                                                                             Sanskritik Sanghat
10    Deepak K R                          Dr. N. Mohanan                     Samakalin Narivadi
                                                                             Upanyas: Ek Adhyayan
11    Rajan T K                           Dr. N. Mohanan                     Hindi Ka Dalit Upanyas
                                                                             : Ek Vishleshanatmak
                                                                             Adhyayan
12    Kavitha S                           Dr. M. Shanmughan                  Samakalin Hindi Kavita
                                                                             Mein Sampradayikata -
                                                                             Virodhi Antardhvani
13    Shiney Kuriakose                    Dr. P.A.Shemim Aliyar              Adhunik Hindi Natakom
                                                                             mein Dharmik
                                                                             Sadbhavana Ek
                                                                             Vivechan
14    Preethi V.S                         Dr.A.Aravindakshan                 Samakaleen Mahila
                                                                             Kahanikarom Ki
                                                                             Kahaniyom Ka
                                                                             Vishleshanatmak
                                                                             Adhyayan
15    Preethi T.D                         Dr. K. Vanaja                      Samakaleen Hindi
                                                                             Upanyas Mein
                                                                             Itihasbodh Ka
                                                                             Vishleshan

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Sl.   Name              Funding         Guide                                  Area of Work
No.                     Agency
16    Beena P.J                         Dr. A.Aravindakshan                Adhunik Hindi Kahani
                                                                           Ka Samajasthreeya
                                                                           Adhyayan
17    Sreekala V. R                     Dr.R.Sasidharan                    Myth and rality in the
                                                                           contemporary Hindi
                                                                           Drama
18    Indu P S                          Dr. M.Shanmughan                   Samakaleen
                                                                           Upnayasom Ki
                                                                           Paristhitic Sajagata Ka
                                                                           Adhyayan
19    Anitha P L                        Dr. K. Vanaja                      Samakaleen Hindi
                                                                           Upanyas Mein
                                                                           Anchalikata Ka Vividh
                                                                           Ayam
20    Teena Tomy                        Dr. M.Shanmughan                   Samakaleen Kahani
                                                                           Mein Sampradayikata
                                                                           Ke Bahuayani Sandarbh
21    Juliya Emmanuel                   Dr.A.Aravindakshan                 Official Language,
                                                                           Implementation and
                                                                           official Language
                                                                           Management
22    Sreeja A.S.                       Dr. R. Sasidharan                  Swtantryottar Hindi
                                                                           Natokom Mein
                                                                           Pryogdharmita Ke Vividh
                                                                           Aayam
23    Sheena N.B.                       Dr. A. Aravindakshan               Samakaleen Hindi Kahani
                                                                           Ka Samaj Shastriya
                                                                           Adhyayan
24    Teena Thomas                      Dr. M. Shanmughan                  Nava Aupaniveshik
                                                                           Sandarbh Mein
                                                                           Samakaleen Hindi
                                                                           Kahani Ek Vishleshan
25    Merly K. Punnoose                 Dr. N. Mohanan                     Stri Vimarsh Ke
                                                                           Sandarbh Mein
                                                                           Prabhaketan Ka
                                                                           Upnyas. Ek Vishleshan
26    Nimmy A.A.                        Dr. P.A. Shemim Aliyar             Azgar Vazhahat Ki
                                                                           Rachanaom Mein
                                                                           Samajik Chetana; Ek
                                                                           Vishleshnatmak
                                                                           Adhyayan

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Sl.      Name              Funding            Guide                                   Area of Work
No.                        Agency

27.      Soumya C                             Dr. K Vanaja                       Samakaleen Hindi
                                                                                 Upanyasam Mein
                                                                                 Gandhi Chinthan: Ek
                                                                                 anusheelan
28.      Joyce Tom                            Dr.M. Shanmughan                   Assiyothar Kahani:
                                                                                 Avtam ke Sangharsh Ki
                                                                                 chethana
29.      Aneesh K N                           Dr. P. A.Shemim Aliyar             Swatantryottar Hindi
                                                                                 Natak Mein Badalte
                                                                                 Parivarik Sandharbh
30.      Ruby Elsa Jacob                      Dr. K Vanaja                       Samakaleen Hindi
                                                                                 Upanyasam Mein
                                                                                 Vishapitom ka Yatharth
31.      Ashamol S                            Dr. N Mohanan                      Shylesh Mathiyani ka
                                                                                 Upanyas : Ek
                                                                                 Vishleshnatmak
                                                                                 Adhyayam
32.      Pradeep C. P                         Dr. P.A Shemim Aliyar              Adhunik Hindi
                                                                                 Upaniyasam mein
                                                                                 Aupaniveshik
                                                                                 Shakthiyom ka
                                                                                 prathirodh
33.      Surya L S                            Dr. N G Devaki                     Hindi Kavyabhasha
                                                                                 Kasivaroop Aur Vikas:
                                                                                 Ek Eithihasik srvekshan
34.      Lovely Varghese                      Dr. N G Devaki                     Premchand Aur Prasad
                                                                                 Ke Kahaniyam ke
                                                                                 Sanivad Tatv Ka
                                                                                 Visleshnatmak
                                                                                 Anusheelan
35.      Jayesh P Nair                        Dr.A Aravindhakshan                Vashwikrut Sanskriti Ka
                                                                                 Prathirodh Aur
                                                                                 Samakalin Hindi
                                                                                 Alochana

4.       Administrative Personnel
Sl.No.     Designation                                                 No. of Posts
1          Section Officer                                                       1
2          Junior Librarian                                                      1
4          Assistant                                                             2
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5           Typist                                                            2
6           Lab/Library Assistant                                             1
7           Peon                                                              2
8           Sweeper-cum-Cleaner                                               1

5.       Student Enrollment
Sl.No.   Programme of Study                                      Men              Women     Total
1        M.A                                                      1                22        23
2        M.Phil                                                  Nil                8         8
3        P.G. Diploma in Translation and Functional Hindi         3                10        13
4        Ph. D                                                    4                12        16
6.       Research Facilities
         a. Laboratories                  :          Computer Laboratory with 6 terminals
         b. Library                       :

               No of books and Journals as on              Additions during the current year
               31st March of the Previous Year

              Books               32624                                           46
              Journals            35                                              NIL
7.     Distinguished visitors
Sl.No.    Name                       Affiliation                                  Remarks
1.       Dr.Gopeshwar Singh       Professor, Delhi                   Resource Person for the UGC
                                  University                         National Seminar On Creative
                                                                     Writing of Mahadevi Varma
                                                                     held in the Dept on Feb 14 and
                                                                     15 2007
2.       Dr. Manikkkamba          Professor, Central                 Resource Person for the UGC
                                  university Hyderabad               National Seminar On Creative
                                                                     Writing of Mahadevi Varma
                                                                     held in the Dept on Feb 14 and
                                                                     15 2007
3.       Dr. H. P Shukla          Reader, Mahatma                    Resource Person for the UGC
                                  Gandhi International               National Seminar On Creative
                                  Hindi University Wardhah           Writing of Mahadevi Varma
                                                                     held in the Dept on Feb 14 and
                                                                     15, 2007
4.       Pavithran                Reader, Kerala University          Deliverd Talk in Malayalam
                                                                     Day celebration
5.       Usha mahajan             Hindi Writer                       Visited the Department on
                                                                     December 2006.

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6.       Sarah Thomas                Malayali Writer                    Deliverd Talk in Malayalam
                                                                        Day celebration
7.       Ram Gopal Sharma            Rtd Professor and                  Resource Person for the UGC
                                     Dean M.S.U University,             National Seminar On Creative
                                     Rajasthan                          Writing of Mahadevi Varma
                                                                        held in the Dept on Feb 14 and
                                                                        15,07

8.       Ph.Ds Awarded
Sl.No.      Title of Thesis                      Name of Research                   Supervising
                                                     Scholar                          Guide
1        Ashok Vajpai ki kavitha                    Leena Samuel             Dr.A. Aravindakshan
         ka vishleshnatak adhyaya
2.       Hindi Angresi ke Anuvad Ki                 Jayalakshmi k                Dr. L Suneetha Bai
         samasyayem –
         Ramacharithamanas ka anuvad,
         The Ramayana of Thulsidas ke
         vishesh sandharbh mein
3.       Ramacharitha manas Evam                      Bindhu A K                 Dr. L Suneetha Bai
         Adhyatnma Ramayana Kilipattu
         Mein Lok Tatva Ek visheshnatmak
         Adhyayam
4.       Sathothar Hindi Upanyasam                    Herman P.J                   Dr. N Mohanan
         mein Rajaneethik chethana
5.       Ramdarash mehra ke Upanyas-               Binod Babu K.B                Dr. M. Shanmughan
         Ek vishweshvatak Adhyayam
6.       Lok Sahitya ke Visesh                         Indu K.V                   Dr. R Sasidharan
         Sandharbh Mein Hindi Aur
         Malayalam ke bala sahitya
         Tulanatmak Adhyayam

9.       Publications
            a. Papers
Sl.No.                                      Name of Paper

         Dr. P.A. SHEMIM ALIYAR
1        Beesweem Shadabdi Ke Hindi Natak aur Rangamanch - Malayalam Sahitya
2        Bhoomandaleekaran ke dour mein Hindi Nukkad ke natekan ka Pradhirodhi Tevar –
         Anusheelan, CUSAT.
         Dr. A. ARAVINDAKSHAN
1.       Kavitha Srijan-Hindi Anusheelan-Allahabad
2        Morpankh- Sahitya Amrit- NewDelhi
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3    Kavita ko Soundaryadrishti-Kriti Aur-Jaipur
4    Environmental Poetry-Lekhasutru-Madhyapradesh
5.   Kavitha ki Dharti-Paksrhadur-Allahabad
6.   Premchand Kyon?-Pahachan-Nirmala College Muvattupuzha
7.   Aaj Kavitha Sirf Kavitha Nahin Hein- Anusheelan.CUSAT
     Dr. M. Shanmughan

1.   An Article on Dharmendra Guptas Novel compiled in the book edited by V. K Abdul
     Jaleel, Professor, Sanskrit University
2.   An Article on Contemporary Hindi poetry compiled in Anusheelan.
     Dr. N.G.Devaki
1.   Hindi ke Vaijayanik patrakaritha-Keral Ki Laghu Vaigyanik Patrikam Ke Sandharbh
     Mein
     Dr. N Mohanan
1.   Sahityam mein Swantatratha aur Premchand ke Kahaniyam
2.   Bhoomandalikaran Aur Hindi Upanyas
     Dr. R Sasidharan
1.   America Mein Tabdeel Hota Bharath- Anusheelan March 2007.
     Dr. K. Vanaja
1.   Rangabhoomi Ka Paristhiti ki Sandharbh- Indra prasth Bharathi- Delhi
2.   Gandhi Samakaleen Upanyasom Ke cherokhese-Dakshin Bharath -Chennai
3.   Peeli Chatharivali Ladki: Uthar Sanskrit Ke Thaji Thasweer-compiled in the Book
     Samakaleen Hindi Upanyas samay Aur Sandharbh-Vani Prakashan New Delhi
4.   Samakaleen Malayalam Pathr Kavitha Maksad se door Aaryakalp-Varanasi
     Dr. K Ajitha
1.   Upanishvad, Nariasmitha aur Upanyas- Anusheelan CUSAT.

     b. Books
     Dr. A. Aravindakshan
1.   Rachana ke Vikalp- Shilpayam, New Delhi

     Dr. N G Devaki
1.   “Functional Aspects of grammar in Communicative Hindi”(Prayojanparak Hindi
     Vyakaran: Vyavaharik paripreksha Mein”)

     Dr. K Vanaja
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10.   Participation in Seminar / Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty /
      Students.
Name of Participant              Name of Seminar /                            Role
                                Conference/ Workshop

P.A. Shemim Aliyar    National seminar on Creative Writing               Co-ordinator
                      of Mahadevi Varma, Dept of Hindi,
                      Cochin University.
                      UGC National Seminar On role of                    Presented Paper
                      Poetry against imperalism, SSUS, Kalady.
Dr. A.Aravindakshan   UGC Seminar on Contempory poetry.                  Keynote Address
                      Govt. College Calicut
                      Official Language Management.                      Keynote Address
                      TOLIC Kochi.
                      Indian languages Seminar organised                 Keynote Address
                      by Hindi sahitya sammelan Allahabad
Dr. M.Shanmughan      National seminar in 20th century Hindi             Presented Paper
                      Poetry. A post colonial Approach
                      University of Sanskrit, Kalady
Dr. N.G.Devaki        Workshop on computational Linguistics              Participant
                      at Dravidian university, Kuppam, Andhra
                      Pradesh (8-17, December 2006)
                      Rrefresher Course on e-content                     Participant
                      Development at centre for Adult
                      continuing Education and Extension,
                      CUSAT (5-26 March 2007.)
                      Seminar on the Contribution of Hazari              Keynote Address
                      Prasad Dwivedi at SSU, Thrissur
                      on 3rd April 2007.
                      National Seminar on Linguistics and                Presented Paper
                      Information Technology at central Institute
                      of Hindi, Mysore Centre
Dr. N.Mohanan         National Seminar, SSUS, Kalady                     Presented Paper
Dr. R.Sasidharan      National Seminar on Mahadevi Varma                 Resource Person
                      organised by Hindi Dept. Calicut University
                      National Seminar on Ram Kumar Verma                Resource Person
                      organised by Hindi Dept. Calicut University
Dr. K.Vanaja          National Seminar on Samakaleen Hindi
                      Kahani at Sree Sankara University of
                      Sanskrit, Kalady
Dr K.Ajitha           Premchand Ke Verasath aur                          Participant
                      Swatharthryothar Hindi Kahani
                      Hindi Sahitya Ka Acharya Hazari                    Resource Person
                      Prasad Dwivedi ke den


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11. Awards/ Honours/ Fellowships etc. received

Name of Recipient                 Name of Fellowship/                        Awarding
                                    Honour /Award                             Agency
Prof. A.Aravindakshan            1. Justice Saradacharam               An award instituted by
                                    Mitra Award-Kolkata                   “My Language “
12.    Sponsored Research Projects
Sl.No. Title                      Sponsoring Agency          Amount             Investigator(s)
1     Completed DRS II level Project     UGC                 ———-            Dr.A. Aravindakshan
      in the Department
2.    Comparitive study of               UGC               5,44,000/-        Dr. N Shanmughan
      contemporary Hindi and
      Malayalam short Story in
      context of their creative progress
2     Comparative Study of Literary      UGC                7,00,100          Dr. R. Sasidharan
      Criticism in Hindi and Malayalam

13.    Seminar/ Conference/ Workshop/ Refresher Courses conducted by the
       Department

Sl.    Title                           Duration       Coordinator                  Funding
No.                                                                                Agency


1.     Globalisation and Hindi          2 days        Dr. P. A. Shemim Aliyar        UGC
1.     UGC National Seminar            2 Days         Dr. P.A. Shemim Aliyar,        UGC
       on Creativity of Mahadevi                      Head of the Department
       Varma
2.     Malayalam Day Celebration        1 Day         Dr. P.A. Shemim           Department of
                                                      Aliyar, Head of the       Hindi, CUSAT
                                                      Department
3.     Hindi Day Celebration            1 Day         Dr. P.A. Shemim           Department of
                                                      Aliyar, Head of the       Hindi, CUSAT
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              DEPARTMENT OF INSTRUMENTATION
                                               Estd :1995
The Department of instrumentation was established in the year 1995. Though it is a relatively
young teaching and research department, it has a long history of evolution as it was derived
from the university science instrumentation center (USIC). USIC was established in the
university in 1978 as a service department with assistance from UGC. USIC has been ex-
tending instrumentation services to various science and technology departments of the uni-
versity by way of design & fabrication of experimental gadgets, electronics design and
fabrication, glass blowing, carpentry work etc. It has been carrying out consultancy work for
other academic institution, R and D the organizations and industries as well. The center was
elevated to the status of an academic department when UGC accorded it the status of level
III USIC. The department conducted a post graduate diploma programme in instrumentation
for few years starting from 1994. From 1999 on wards, the department is offering four year (8
semester) B. Tech .course in instrumentation.
The department has a very active research programme in the areas of instrumentation and
Applied Physics. The department has implemented several research projects sponsored by
external funding agencies like DST, DAE, UGC, AICTE,STED(Kerala) and TWAS. It has
been the venue for national symposia and the faculty members have published several re-
search papers in reputed national and International journals.
1.       Programmes of Study/Research:                     B. Tech & Ph. D Programmes Offered
2.       Faculty Members
Sl.No.        Name                  Designation            Qualification           Specilisation
1    Dr. Jacob Philip               Professor                  Ph. D               Electronics/
                                    (on Deputation)                                Applied Physics
2    Dr. K.N Madhusoodanan          Reader &                   Ph. D               Analytical
                                    Head of the Dept.                              Instrumentation
3    Dr. Stephen Rodrigues          Reader                     Ph. D               Electronics
4    Dr. Johney Isaac               Lecturer                   Ph .D               Applied Electronic
5    Dr. Rajeev Kumar               Lecturer                   Ph. D               Vacuum Technology
6    Mr. Reju. V.G                  Lecturer                  M. Tech              Digital Electronics
                                                      (on leave for doing Ph. D)

3.   Research Scholars

Sl. Name                       Funding          Guide                        Area of Work
No.                            Agency
1    Reghu. O                   P.T         Dr. Jacob Philip                    Photo thermal techniques
2    Manjusha.M.V              UGRF         Dr. Jacob Philip                    Photo thermal techniques
3    Rajan. P Thomas            P.T         Dr Jacob Philip                     Signal Processing

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4    Benny Cherian             P.T         Dr. Jacob Philip                    Signal Processing
5    Nisha R.                  F.T         Dr. K.N. Madhusoodanan              Sensors
6    Ginson T.J.              CISR         Dr Jacob Philip                     Signal Processing
7    Benjamin Varghese P.       -          Dr. K.N Madhusoodanan               Sensors
8    Viji C.                  F.T.         Dr Jacob Philip                     Signal Processing
9    Maju Kuriakose           F.T.         Dr. K.N Madhusoodanan               Instrumentation
10   Satish John                -          Dr. K.N. Madhusoodanan              Instrumentation

4.     Administrative Personnel
Sl.No.   Designation                                                  No. of Posts
1        Section Officer                                                   1
2        Assistant                                                         2
3        Typist                                                            1
4        Peon                                                              1
5        Sweeper-Cum-Cleaner                                               1
5.     Technical Personnel
Sl.No.    Designation                                               No. of Posts
1      Technical Officer                                           1(with M. Tech)
2      Technician                                      4 (2 with Diploma & 2 with certificate)
6.     Student Enrollment
Sl.No. Programme of Study                          Men       Women        Total
1      B. Tech 2006-10 (batch)                      28          1          29
7.     Research Facilities
       a. Laboratories (List out Major equipments available)
       Ultrasonic Interfere meter
       Photo acoustic and Photo thermal spectro meter
       He-Cd laser.
       Impedance analyzer
       UV-VIS Spectrometer
       Process Trainers
       Lock- in amplifier
       b. Library
         No of books and Journals as on                  Additions during the
          31st March of the Previous Year                    current year
           Books                  2564                            95
           Journals               3                                -
8.     Distinguished visitors
Sl.No.    Name                            Affiliation                    Remarks
1      Prof. E.S Rajagopal                IISC , Bangalore               Emeritus Professor
2      Prof. Mohan Rao                    IISC, Bangalore
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9.     Ph. Ds Awarded
Sl.No.     Tile of Thesis                Name of Research Scholar     Supervising Guide
1      Elastic constants and             Vimala George           Dr. Jacob Philip
       structural parameters of
       selected Polycrystalline
       Ceramics by Ultrasonic
       Technique
10.      Publications
         a. Papers
Sl.No.                                          Name of Paper

1        Optical absorption in amorphous and nanocrystalline Si C layers prepared by ion
         implantation.K.N. Madhusoodanan and V. Heera, Solid state Physics 51 809 (2006).
2        A comparative study of the electrical properties of heavily Al implanted single
         Crystalline and nanocrystallines SiC, V. Heera, K.N. Madhusoodanan, W. SkorupaC.
         Dubios and H. RomanusJ. Asst. Phys. 99 123716 (2006)
3        Aquous magnet theological fluid based fibre optic sensor for transient current
         detection.Benjamine Varghese et al, Proc. MATCON 2007 Conference, Cochin,
         (2007), P.84
4        Enhanced hydrogen sensitivity and selectivity in Pd/SiC gas sensors with
         nanocrystalline layer, K.N. Madhusoodanan and Nisha R. Proc. 12th Nat. Sem. on
         Phy. & Tech. of Sensors (NSPTS-12), P.155 (2007).
5        Thermal characterization of solids by photoacuastic/photothermal effects: Some
         results J. Philip, Science & Society, 5(1) (2007) 7-22.
6        Semiorganic nonlinear optical materials for frequency doubling: Preparation and
         properties of sodium p-nitrophenolate dihydrare (SPNP), S. Dhanuskodi, A. Pricilla
         Jayakumari, S. Manivannan, J. Philip and S.K. Tiwari, Spectrochemica Acta Part A
         66 (2007) 318-322
7.       A dual-channel photoacuastic microscope for nondestructive evaluation of solid
         samples, O. Raghu and J. Philip, J. Instrument Soc. Of India 36 (4) (2006) 279-283.
8.       Thermal properties of paint coatings on different backings using a scanning photo
         acoustic technique, O. Raghu and J. Philip, Measurement Science & Tech. 17 (2006)
         2945-2949.
9.       Microwave dielectric and elastic properties of glass-added Ba- 6-3xR8+2xTi18O54(x=2/3)
         N. Santha, M.T. Sebastian, Vimala George and J. Philip, Materials Chemistry and
         Physics 100/2-3 (2006) 423-429
10.      Elastic properties of Ca5-6AxNb2TiO12A=Mg,Zn) microwave ceramics Vimala George,
         J. Philip, P.V. Bijumon and M.T. SebastianMaterials Research Bulletin 41(4) (2006)
         893-898.
11.      Total system calibration of a plantar foot pressure measurement unit, Deepu Roy
         and J. Philip J., Instrument Soc. India 36 (1) (2006) 45-51.


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12       Transient photoconduction in Te doped La MnO3 in the Ceramic Phase. M.V.
         Manjusha and J. Philip International conference on non-oxide glasses, Bangalore,
         April 2006.
13.      Development and study of a weighing system with ordinary load cell and a multimode
         fibre. Benjamin Varghese P., Satish John and K.N. Madhusoodanan. Proceedings
         of National symposium on Instrumentation, Gwalior, November 2006
14.      Novel fuel gauge employing fibre optic sensing techniques Satish John, Benjamin
         Varghese P. and K.N. Madhusoodanan. Proceedings of National symposium on
         Instrumentation, Gwalior, November 2006.
11.      Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty/
         Students.
Name of Participant                    Name of Seminar /                             Role
                                     Conference/ Workshop
Dr. K.N. Madhusoodanan        DAE solid state Physics                         Paper Presentation
                              Symposium Bhopal Dec. 2006
Dr. K.N. Madhusoodanan        MATCON 2007 conference,                         Paper Presentation
                              Cochin March 2007
Dr. K.N. Madhusoodanan        NSPTS – 12 BARC, Mumbai                         Paper Presentation
Sri. Benjamine Varghese       National Symposium on                           Paper Presentation
                              Instrumentation, Gwalior, 2006.

12. Sponsored Research Projects
Sl.No.         Title          Sponsoring Agency                Amount           Investigator(s)
          Development of              AICTE                  11.00 Lakhs          Dr. K.N.
          strain sensors                                                       Madhusoodanan
          based on FBG

13. Research Programmes and Activities:
Sl.No.                  Problem / Topic                                 Investigator (s)
1                Sensor Materials & Devices                        Dr. K.N Madhusoodanan
2                    Analytical Instruments                        Dr. K.N Madhusoodanan
3                  Process Instrumentation                             Dr. Johney Isaac
4             Thin film Materials and Techniques                       Dr. Rajeev Kumar
5                    Microwave Electronics                          Dr. Stephen Rodrigos
6                        Ultra Sonics                                   Dr. Jacob Philip
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               DEPARTMENT OF MARINE BIOLOGY,
               MICRO BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
                                           Estd :- 1938

The Department of Marine Biology Microbiolgy & Biochemistry is the academic continuation
of the original Department of Marine Biology and Fisheries established in 1938 university of
Travancore. The MSc course in Marine Biology was started in 1958. Today the annual in-
takes of students are 20. So far about 540 students have completed the course. The depart-
ment has 4 Research divisions namely, Marine biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Al-
gology (Marine Botany) with well maintained laboratories equipped with sophisticated in-
struments. At present 48 Research Scholars are presently working in all these labs. 102
Ph.D Degrees have been already awarded. 18 externally funded research projects have been
completed. Thrust areas include, Pollution monitoring, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Fishery
Biology, Fish pathology and Marine Pharmacology. Further the department has an M.Phil
Degree course in Life Science with an intake of 6 students.

1.       Programmes of study / Research
         1. M.Sc Marine Biology
         2. M.Phil Life Sciences
         3. Ph.D in all the areas specified above

2.       Faculty Members
Sl.No.       Name                 Designation           Qualification          Specilisation
1.        Dr. A.V. Saramma        Reader & HOD          M.Sc .Ph.D             Microbiology
2.        Dr. Babu Philip         Professor             M.Sc. Ph.D             Marine Biochemistry
3.        Dr.Aneykutty Joseph     Professor             M.Sc. Ph.D             Aquaculture
4.        Dr. Rosamma Philip      Sr.Lecturer           M.Sc. Ph.D             Marine Microbiology
5.        Dr.Bijoy S.Nandan       Reader                M.Sc. Ph.D             Ecology & Pollution
6.        Dr.Mohamed              Reader                M.Sc. Ph.D             Fish Pathology &
          Hatha A.A                                                            Nutrition


3.       Research Scholars:
Sl.No.      Name                 Funding               Guide                  Area of Work
                                 Agency

1.        Harisankar.H.S             -           Dr.Babu Philip                Biochemistry
2.        Anilkumar P.R              -           Dr.Rosamma Philip             Marine Benthos
3.        Jayanthi.T.T               -           Dr.C.K.Radhakrishnan          Marine Biology
4.        Sudha.S                    -           Dr.A.V.Saramma                Marine Microbiology
5.        Jisha V.K                  -           Dr.A.V.Saramma                Marine Microbiology
6.        Reema Kuriakose            -           Dr.Rosamma Philip             Marine Microbiology


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4.      Administrative Personnels
S.No.      Designation                            No. of Posts
1.         Section Officer                             1
2.         Sl. Gr.Assistant                            1
3.         Office Superintendent                       1
4.         Peon                                        1
5.      Technical Personnels
No.     Designation                                 No.Post
1.      Technical Assistant Grade III                  1
2.      Lab Assistant                                  1
3.      Lab Attendant                                  1
4.      Specimen Collector                             1
6.      Students Enrollments
No.     Programmes of Study                           Men            Women          Total
1.      M.sc Marine Biology                            -              19             19
2.      M.phil Life Sciences                           1               5              6
3.      Ph.D                                           2               4              6
7.      Research Facilities
        a. Laboratories (List out Major equipments available (2006-07)
        1. Marine Biology Wet Lab            - Binocular Research Microscope (Olympus)
                                               Distillation Unit
        2. Microbiology Lab                  - BOD Incubator
        3. Biochmistry Lab                   - pH meter (Digital EI Model)
                                             - Filter Photo Colorimeter (Digital EI Model)
        4. Algology Lab ( Marine Botany)
        4. Instrumentation lab           - UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
                                          Stereozoom Microscope
        5. Computer Lab -                - Printer – Laser jet 1020
        6. Electon Microscope Lab        - Spinix Vortex Mixer
                                         - Spinwin Microcentrifuge
        7. Microbiology culture Lab
        9. Toxicology Lab
8. Distinguished visitors
Sl.No.     Name                                     Affiliation      Remarks
1.      Dr.Abdul Aziz-Al-Suvailam, Manager,                          For developing collaborative
        Marine Science Section, King Fahd                            research programmes
        University of Petroleum and
        Minerals, Saudi Arabia

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2.       Dr.Takayashi Suzuki,Senior Scientist,                      Delivered Lectures
         NationalInstitute of Health Sciences,
         Japan.
3.       Dr.Masa Honma, Senior Scientist,                           Delivered Lectures
         National Institute of Health Sciences,
         Japan.
4.       Dr.T.J.Pandian Professor Emeritus,                         Resource Person in
         School of Biological Sciences,                             Refresher Course
         Madurai Kamaraj University
5.       Dr.E.P.Yesodharan,Executive            National            Resource Person in
         Vice-President, Kerala State           Professor           Refresher Course- and
         Council for Science, Technologhy                           chaired the Valedictory
         and Environment                                            function

9.     Ph.D Awarded
Sl.No.           Title of Thesis                           Name of           Supervising Guide
                                                           Research
                                                           Scholar
1.        Ecological and Biochemical studieson             Sincy             Dr. A.V.Saramma
          Cyanobacteria of Cochin Estuaryand               Joseph
          their application as Source of
          Antioxidants.
2.        Production of Alkaline Protease                  Maya Paul T       Dr. A.V. Saramma
          by free and immobilized cells of
          Vibrio sp. Under different fermentation
          ystems and its application in
          Deproteinization of Prawn shell
          waste for Chitin Recovery
3.        Studies on some Aspects of Reproduction          Pius K. Jacob     Dr. C.K.
          of the Females of Anabas                                           Radhakrishnan
          testudeneus (bloch)

10. Publications
            a. Papers
Sl.No.                                   Name of Paper
1.         S.Bijoy Nandan and Usha Unithan 2006 Abundance and diversity of benthic
           polychaetes in a tropical estuary, Proceedings of 19th Kerala Science Congress
           P.757-759..
2.         S.Bijoy Nandan 2007 A Perspective on the Ecology and Bioresources of the
           Rivers of Kerala, Proceedings of DAE-BRNS National S7ymposium on Limnology
           (NSL-07) p.8-14.
3.         S.Bijoy Nandan 2007 Faunal Biodiversity of Selected Wetland ecosystems of
           Kerala .Proceedings of Kerala Envrionment Congress, p 1-19.

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4.    Shristi Kumar, A.A.M.Hatha and K.Sc Christi (2007)Diversity and effectiveness
      of tropical mangrove soil microflora on the degradation of polythene carry bags
      International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation (In press)
5.    Sheeja,K.M, C. Abhirosh and A.A.M Hatha (2007)Relative role of autochthonous
      bacteria and protozoan predation on the removal kinetics of Escherichia coli and
      Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Kumarakom estuary Proceedings of 19th Kerala
      Science Congress. pp.711-714.
6.    Shanthi,R.T, Shirly Mathew, Annie Mathai, P.A Fathima and A.A.M.Hatha (2006)
      Characterisation of pesticide resistant microflora from the agricultural fields of
      Kothanellore, South India- Pollution Research, 26: 1-4.
7.    JeenaM.I.,P.Deepa, K.M Mujeeb Rahiman, T.R.Shanthi and A.A.M Hatha (2006)
      Risk assessment of heterotropic bacteria from bottled water sold in Indian markets.
      International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 209 (2):191-196.
8.    Sherin Varghese, C.Abhirosh, T.R Shanthi and A.A.M. Hatha (2006) .In Situ
      degradation of polythene and polypropylene in a mangrove soil. Echo-Chronicle,
      I (2): 191-196.
9.    Indu, M.N., A.A.M.Hatha, C.AbhiroshU.Harsha and G.Vivekanandan (2006)
      Antimicrobial activity of some of the South India spices against serotypes of
      Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and Aeromonas hydrophila.
      Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 37, 147-152.
10.   Suresh, T.D, A.A.M.Hatha, Sreenivasan, Sangeetha Nathan and
      P.Lakshmanaperumalsamy (2006) Prevalence and antibiotic resistance of
      Salmonella enteritidis and other salmonellas in the eggs and egg storing trays
      from the retail markets of Coimbatore, South India. Food Microbiology, 23 (3):294-
      299.
11.   Meera Venugopal and A.V.Saramma:(2006) Characterisation of alkaline protease
      from Vibrio fluvialis .Process Biochemistry, 41; 1239-1243
12.   Najmudeen, T.M.2007. Gonad maturation of the tropical abalone Haliotis varia
      Linnaeus 1758 (Vetigastropoda: Haliotidae).
13.   Najmudeen, T.M.and Sathiadas, R. 2007. Integration of shrimp and freshwater
      prawn culture with paddy- an economic perspective.
14.   Antony S.P and Philip.R. 2006. Bioremediation in shrimp culture systems. Naga
      29(3&4(: 62-66)
15.   Sajeevan.T,.P., Philip.R and Singh, I.S.B. 2006. Immunostimulatory effect of a
      marine yeast Candida sake S165 in Fenneropenaeus indicus. Aquaculture
      Nutrition, 12: 433-442.
16    Amar.B., Philip.R and Singh.I.S.B. 2006. Efficacy of fermented prawn shell waste
      as a feed ingredient for Indian white prawn, Fenneropenaeus indicus. Aquaculture
      Nutrition, 12: 433-442.
17    Kumar.S.S, Philip.R and Achuthankutty.C.T. 2006. Antiviral property of marine
      actinomycetes against White Spot Syndrome Virus in penaeid shrimps. Current
      Science, 91(6): 807-811.


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18.      Gopalakrishnan,S. and Philip.R, 2006. A preliminary study on the antagonistic
         activity of marine actinomycetes collected from Indian EEZ. Abstracts of the 7th
         Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference, Nov.2-5, 2006, Kochi pp.45.
19.      Sreedevi.N.Kutty and Rosamma Philip 2006. Marine yeasts in the slope sediments
         of bay of Bengal. Abstracts of the 7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference,
         No.v2-5, 2006, Kochi.pp.83.
20.      Soja.L and Menon,N.R. 2005. Meristic features of two allied species of
         Steginoporella, Smith, 1873 (Bryozoa). JMBAI. Vol.47, No.1, pp.8-13.
21.      Sanilkumar,M.G and K.John Thomas, 2006. Diversity and seasonal variation of
         algae in Muriyad wetland. (Part of Vembanad- Kol wetlands – Ramsar Site). Journal
         of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 30:650-666.
22.      Sanilkumar,M.G and K.John Thomas, 2007. Fringe plants of Muriyad wetlands
         (Part of Vembanad-Kol Ramsar site) and its economic importance. Journal of
         Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 31:123-132.
23.      Gisha Sivan and C.K.Radhakrishnan (2007)
         Effects of Scatophagus argus venom on the renal ribosomal membrance in mice.
         Toxicological Mechanisms and Methods (Accepted)
24.      Gisha Sivan and C.K.Radhakrishnan (2007)
         Biological and Biochemical Properties of Scatophagus argus venom Toxicon
         (accepted)
25.      Smitha C.K. and C.K.Radhakrishnan (2007)
         Health Management in the Mud crab Aquaculture system - A Review INFOFISH
         international (Accepted)
26.      Shiny Sreedhar K. and C.K.Radhakrishnan
         Taxonomy and Habitat of Musculista senhausia (Family Mytilidae) from Cochin
         backwaters.
         Journal. mar. biol.assoc. India. (Paper under revision)

         b. Books
Sl.No.                                         Name of Book
1.       Monographs on Indian Bernacles – Dr.Antony Fernando, (Published by OSTC on
         Marine Benthos )
2.       Monographs on Taxonomy of Bryozoa from the Indian EEZ-Dr.N.R.Menon &
         V.N.Menon (Published by OSTC on Marine Benthos )
11. Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty/Students.
Name of Participant                 Name of Seminar / Conference/           Role
                                    Workshop
Dr.Aneykutty Joseph              Curriculum Revision Workshop               Participant
                                 Training Programme on “DNA
                                 Fingerprinting” at National Bureau
                                 of Fish Genetic Resources
                                 (ICAR), CMFRI Campus, Cochin

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                               National Workshop on Marine                -do-
                               Biodiversity management and
                               Digitization of Museum specimen -
                               Bio informatic Centre, National
                               Institute of Oceanography, Goa.
Dr.S.Bijoy Nandan              Workshop on conservation of Dying          Resource
                               Achencovil river held at Catholicate       person
                               College, Pathanamthitta.
                               National seminar on Aquatic                Resource
                               Ecosystems                                 person
                               Ozone Day                                  Resource person
                               UGC sponsored seminar at                   Resource
                               St.Josephs College                         person
                               World Water Day, on Water                  Resource
                               Conservation held at Mar Severios          person
                               College of Teacher Education,
                               Thiruvalla
Dr.A.A.Mohamed Hatha           19th Kerala Science Congress at            Paper presented
                               Kannur
Cilla Abraham                  Summer School on Recent Advances           Participant
                               in seed production and growout
                               Technologies for Marine Finfish –
                               CMFRI, Mandapam on27.8.2006
Anupama Nair P.R               UGC sponsored National Symposium           -do-
                               on Conservation of aquatic ecosystems
                               organised by Post Graduate department
                               of Aquaculture and Biochemistry-
                               St.Alberts College, Ernakulam on
                               26th& 27th March,2007
Padmakumar K.B                 “Training programme – Coastal              -do-
                               Oceanography – Remote sensing
                               and GIS Applications”-INCOIS
                               Hyderabad
Anila T.N                      Seminar on Molecular Basis of              -do-
                               Diseases and their diagnosis at
                               Union Christian College, Aluva
                               7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology      -do-
                               Conference-NIO, 2-5 Nov.2006
Sreedevi N.Kutty                7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology     -do-
                               Conference-NIO, 2-5 Nov.2006
K.Manjusha                     Seminar on Molecular basis of              -do-
                               Diseases and their diagnosis at
                               Union Christian College, Aluva.

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                                 7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology        Participant
                                 Conference-NIO, 2-5 Nov.2006
Remya Varadarajan                7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology         -do-
                                 Conference-NIO, 2-5 Nov.2006
                                 National symposia on Drugs affecting          -do-
                                 Lipid Metabolism –held at Dept. of
                                 Biochemistry, Kerala University
Selven.S                         7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnolgy          -do-
                                 Conference-NIO, 2-5 Nov.2006
Abhilash.K.R                     Training programme on Statistical             -do-
                                 Softwares for Researchers, by
                                 NORMA at St.Albert’s College,
                                 Ernakulam.
                                 International Seminar on “Molecular           -do-
                                 basis of Diseases and their Diagnosis
                                 and Workshop on Radionuclide
                                 Methodology (May 41-June 2, 2006
                                 7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology         -do-
                                 Conference-NIO, 2-5 Nov.2006
                                 19th Kerala Science Congress,                 -do-
                                 Kannur, January 2007
                                 DNA Marker Technologies: Principles           -do-
                                 and Application, at NBFGRI Cochin,
                                 March 2007.
Sanilkumar M.G                   19th Kerala Science Congress,
                                 Kannur, January 2007
                                 WORTIC & WOBIC workshop held                  -do-
                                 at National Institute of Marine
                                 Cyanobacteria, Bharatidasan
                                 University, Thiruchirapilly, Tamilnadu.
Sini P.J                         UGC sponsored Workshop on                     -do-
                                 Research Techniques in
                                 Cyanobacteria
                                 UGC sponsored Workshop on                     -do-
                                 Bioinformatics in Cyanobacteria
                                 March 18-30, 2007
12.    Sponsored Research Projects
Sl.No.      Title                       Sponso-ring              Amount      Investigator(s)
                                          Agency
1.     Bioactive compounds from Benthic    DOD                    Rs.19     Dr.A.V.Saramma
       Microbes. 2005 –2008                                       Lakhs
2.     Harmful Algal Bloom in the                DOD            Rs.30.88    Dr.A.V.Saramma
       EEZ of India                                              Lakhs
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3.       Benthic Fauna of Continental slope         DOD              Rs.80     Dr. Rosamma Philip
         from 200 to 1000 mts Depth of                               Lakhs
         Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal
4.       Risk assessment of bivalve shellfish      KSCST             Rs.8.8     Dr.A.A.Mohamed
         from Kumarakom estuary and                                  Lakhs           Hatha
         development of a closed water
         depuration system with biofilter to
         remove the pathogenic bacteria
         from shellfish.
5.       Development of cost effective              DST-            Rs.9.72    Dr.T.M.Najmudeen
         methods for the culture of benthic         SERC             Lakhs
         diatoms for the enhancement of
         Abalone Larval settlement
6.       Studies on the optically active            DST -           Rs.14.85       Dr.Nandini
         substances(CDOM) in the down               SERC             Lakhs         Menon.N
         stream reaches of Cochin Estuary
         and nearby coastal waters
13.  Seminar/ Conference/ Workshop/ Refresher Courses conducted by the
Department
Sl.No.      Title                       Duration              Coordinator        Funding Agency
1.        Refresher Course in           20 days              Dr.Aneykutty             UGC
          Marine Biology                                        Joseph
2.        Marine Biology –               1 day             Dr.A.A.Mohamed             UGC
          Advances and Prospects                                 Hatha
3         DST Subject Expert             2 days            Dr.A.V.Saramma            DST,
          Committee Meeting                                                       Govt.of india
14.       Consultancy Work
Sl. No.     Name of Consultancy                 Name of Consultant               Sponsoring
                                                                                 Agency
1.        Scientific consultations in         Dr.A.A.Mohamed Hatha             Marine Studies
          the field of microbial                                               Section, Center for
          pollution, microbiology and                                          Environment and
          phytoplankton                                                        Water Research
                                                                               Institute, King Fahd
                                                                               University of
                                                                               Petroleum and
                                                                               Minerals, Saudi
                                                                               Arabia.


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            DEPARTMENT OF MARINE GEOLOGY AND
                      GEO PHYSICS
Earth Science education is enhancing its relevance and scope globally owing to recent
advances in geoexploration and the role it has in environmental and development issues.
CUSAT was thepremier Universities in the country to begin a full-fledged post graduate
programme in Marine Geology in the year 1976 taking into account the global advancement
in general and national needs in particular in the field of Marine Sciences. A 3-year M.Sc.
(Tech) programme in Marine Geophysics was introduced in 1992, which has now been re-
structured into 2-year M.Sc. programme. Both the programmes have been designed to aim
at the development of manpower in the field of Marine Geology and Geophysics with a spe-
cial emphasis on off-shore areas with a view to cater the needs of various research institu-
tions and survey organizations as well as private companies engaged in mineral exploration,
sea bed surveys, remote sensing and oil and groundwater prospecting. The students of this
Department are absorbed as technical personnel in various Central, State, Public Sector and
Private Organizations like ONGC, GSI, NIO, NGRI, CGW, CESS and Universities. Several
Major Research projects funded by external agencies have been undertaken are in operation
in the Department.
1.       Programmes of Study/Research
         1. M.Sc. Marine Geology
         2. M.Sc. Marine Geophysics
         3. Ph.D
2.       Faculty Members
Sl.No. Name                         Designation       Qualification        Specilisation
1.     Dr.C.G.Nambiar               Professor &       M.Sc., Ph.D          Geochemistry, Mineralogy,
                                    Head                                   Petrology
2.       Dr. P. Seralathan          Professor         M.Sc., Ph.D          Marine Geochemistry,
                                                                           Sedimentology
3.       Dr.K.Sajan                Professor          M.Sc., Ph.D          Marine Geology
4.       Dr. A.C.Narayana          Professor          M.Sc., Ph.D          Marine Geology, Coastal
                                                                           Sediment Dynamics
5.       Dr. M. RadhaKrishna        Reader            M.Sc., Ph.D          Gravity, Seismics,
                                                                           Geodynamics
6.       Dr.M. Ravisankar           Reader            M.Sc., Ph.D          Optoelectronics & PC
                                                                           based instrumentation
* Seven faculty positions are lying vacant

3. Research Scholars (Full time)
Sl.No.          Name                       Funding Agency                       Guide
1.              Baiju K.R.                 CSIR                                 Dr. C.G.Nambiar
2.              Nilof S.Pasha              DST Project                          Dr. M.Radhkrishna

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3.             Rekha R.                 Nil                                  Dr.K.Sajan
4.             Sheena V. Dev            Nil                                  Dr. M.Radhkrishna
5.             Shinu N.                 CSIR                                 Dr.A.C.Narayana
6.             Sreela S.R.              Nil                                  Dr.K.Sajan
7.             Vinu Praksh              University                           Dr. A.C.Narayana
8.             Biju Longhinos           UGC - FIP                            Dr. C.G.Nambiar

 (Part time)
1.             Ambili V.                                                     Dr.A.C.Narayana
2.             Balakrishnan P                                                Dr. K.T.Damodaran
3.             Santhosh Kumar R.                                             Dr. Rajendran
4.             Subeer A                                                      Dr. A.C.Narayana
5.             Sunil Kumar V.                                                Dr. K.Sajan
6.             Vinayan V.B.                                                  Dr.P.Seralathan

4.       Administrative Personnel
Sl.No.      Designation                               No. of Posts
1.          Section Officer                                  1
2.          Typist (Section Officer)                         1
3.          Clerical Assistant                               1
4.          Assistant Gr, II (Vacant)                        1
5.          Peon                                             1

5.       Technical Personnel

Sl.No.      Designation                               No. of Posts
1.          Technical Assistant                              1
2.          Laboratory Assistant                             1

6.       Student Enrollment
Sl.No.      Programme of Study                Men            Women           Total
1.          I Marine Geology                    6                3             9
2.          III Marine Geophysics               3                7            10
3.          I Marine Geophysics                 9                1            10
4.          III Marine Geophysics               7                1             8


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7.       Research Facilities

         a. Laboratories : (List of major laboratories available)
            1.     X Ray diffractrometer
            2.     Differential Thermal Analyser
            3.     Gravity meter
            4.     Proton precesion Magnetometer (Land)
            5.     Proton precesion magnetometer (Marine)
            6.     Resistitvity meters
            7.     Echosounder
            8.     Sub-bottom profiler
            9.     Fluxgate magnetometer
            10.    Petrological Microscope
            11.    Section Cutting and Grinding Machine
            12.    Leica Steroscope Microscope with CCT camera
            13.    Binocular Microscope
            14.    Electronic Balances
            15.    Magnetic Separater
         b) Library

 No of book and journals as 31 March of                  Additions during the current year
 the previous year
                      4                                                    0

8.       Distinguished Visitors
Sl.No. Name                                  Affiliation                    Remarks
1      Prof. John A.Jaszczak                 Professor, Michigan            Gave a talk on
                                             Technilogical                  Graphite
                                             University, USA
2.        Kusala Rajendran                   Scientist CESS,                   Gave a talk on
                                             Trivandrum                        Tsunami
3.        Prof. Rama Rao                     Andhra University,                Gave a talk on
                                             Hyderabad                         Seismics

9.       Ph.Ds Awarded
Sl.No.     Title of Thesis                      Name of Research               Supervising Guide
                                                Scholar
1.         Crustal structure and Tectonic       Sunil P.S.                      Dr. M.Radhakrishna
           Evolution of Southwestern
           Granulite Terrain of Indian
           Peninsular Shield based on
           Gravity data

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2.         Hydrogeological Geophysical         Santhosh Kumar R.           Dr. S.Rajendran
           and Geochemical studies in
           part of Coastal and Midland
           areas, Central Kerala - A GIS
           approach

10.      Publications
Sl.No.      Name of Paper, Authors, Journal Vol. & Pages
1.       Rainfall Variability and its impact on sediment discharge from the river of Kerala
         region southern India - A.C.Narayana, Geological Society of India, 2006 Vol. 68
2.       Seismically active deformation in the Sumatra – Java trench arc region: Geodynamic
         implications - S.Lasitha, M.Radhakrishna, 2006, Vol. 90
3.       Interstitial water chemistry of Mangrove Sediments, Kerala - P.Seralathan, Geological
         Society of India, 2006, Vol.68, pp 251-258
4.       Disposal of dredge spoil from Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project - P.Seralthan,
         Gelogical Society of India, 2006, Vol.90
5.       Evolution of coastal landforms and sedimentary environments of the Late
         Quaternary period along Central Kerala southern coast of India - A.C.Narayana,
         C.P.Priju, Costal Research, 2006
6.       Isostatic response of the Ahila-Fartak and owner transforms in the eastern Gulf of Aden
         and the adjoining Arabian Sea - M.Radhakrishna, Compilation, 2006
7.       Mineralogical characterization of graphite deposits from Thodupuzha Kanjirappally
         Belt, Madurai Granulite Block, Gondwana Research - C.P.Priju, C.G. Nambiar,
         M.Ravisankar, Gondwana Research, 2005, Vol.8, pp. 223-230
8.       Landform and shoreline changes inferred from satelite images along the central kerala
         coast - C.P.Priju, A.C.Narayana, Geological Society of India, 2006, Vol.68, pp. 35-49
9.       Spatial and Temporal variability of trace element concentrations in a tropical
         lagoon, southwest coast of India environmental Implications - C.P.Priju and
         AC.Narayana, Costal Research, 2004
10.      Morphology and Chemistry of placer gold from Attappadi Valley, Southern India -
         C.G.Nambiar, Gondwana Research, 2005, Vol.8, pp 213-222
11.      Heterogeneity in crystal structure cross the southern granulate terrain (SGT) infer
         ence from an analysis of gravity and magnetic fields in the Periyer plateau and
         adjoining areas - C.G.Nambiar, M.Radhakrishna, Gondwana Research, 2006

12.      Chemistry of Groundwater in the Laterite Foundations of the Muvatupuzha River
         Basin, Kerala - P.Seralathan, Geological society of India, 2006, Vol.68, pp. 705-
         714

13.      Hygromamics in a mud Bank region during nonmonsn and monsoon season
         A.C.Narayana, Costal Research, 2006

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14.      Particle size characterization and hale holocence depositional process in Vembanad
         logon, Kerala inference from suite statistics A.C.Narayana Geological Society of
         India, 2007, Vol. 69, pp. 311-318

15.      Well crystallized graphite a new geotheromometer for ghigh grade metaphoric, Rocks
         as applied to southern Indian granulitis - Baiju K.R., Nambiar C.G., 19th Kerala
         Science Congress, 2004, pp. 979-980

11.      Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty/
         Students.
Name of Participant       Name of Seminar /                                   Role
                          Conference/ Workshop
Dr.A.C.Narayana           Antarctic expedition during                         Participant
                          February-March 2006
Dr. C.G.Nambiar           Academic visit to Kochi University,                 Invited to present paper
                          Japan during 10-15 Jan. 2007                        & for project discussion
Dr. A.C.Narayana          Seminar at IIT Madras                               Participant
                          7-10 August 2006

12.      Sponsored Research Projects

Sl.No.       Title                 Sponsoring Agency             Amount              Investigator(s)
                                                                 (Lakhs)
1.           Coral Mannar          DST                           19.7                Dr. P.Seralathan
2.           Burried placers       DOD                           8.2                 Dr. P.Seralathan &
                                                                                     Dr. C.G.Nambiar
3.           Clay                  DOD                           27.2                Dr. A.C.Narayana




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                 DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
                                         Estd: 1996

The Department of Mathematics started functioning in November 1976. The first batch of
M.Sc. Mathematics was admitted in the next year. In addition to core subjects of
Mathematics, branches of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics were of-
fered as electives.
A one year post-graduate diploma course in Operations Research and Computer
Applications (OR & CA) was started in 1979 which was later upgraded to M.Sc. course with
admission in alternate years. M.Sc. Statistics course was started in 1980 and M.Phil
Mathematics in 1987.
The department was made a School of Mathematical Sciences in 1992 with three divisions.
Division of Mathematics             - M.Sc. Mathematics, OR & CA, M.Phil Mathematics
Division of Statistics              - M.Sc. Statistics
Division of Computer Applications - Master of Computer Applications, MCA
This structure remained for a short time only. By 1996, three independent departments came
into existence - Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Department of
Computer Applications.
Research has been an integral part of the activities of the department. The first student for
Ph.D. was registered in 1977. During the past three decades, more than 50 students have
been awarded Ph.D. under the guidance of teachers of the Department of Mathematics. The
department has been organizing seminars and conferences in national and
international level. The Regional Mathematical Olympiad is being organized by the
department for the last 15 years.

1.    Programmes of Study/Research :
      (1) M.Sc. Mathematics
      (2) M.Sc. in Operations Research & Computer Applications
      (3) M.Phil Mathematics
      (4) Ph.D.

2.     Faculty members                           :
________________________________________________________________________
Sl.No.      Name         Designation    Qualification      Specialisation

1.    A.Krishnamoorthy       Professor            M.Sc., Ph.D.           Probability Theory,
                                                                         Stochastic Processes,
                                                                         Operations Research
2.    M.Jathavedan           Professor            M.Sc., Ph.D.           Fluid Mechanics,
                             & Head                                      Non-linear Waves,
                                                                        Differential Equations.

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________________________________________________________________________
Sl.No.      Name         Designation    Qualification      Specialisation

3.       R.S.Chakravarti       Reader               M.Sc., Ph.D.              Algebra-Ring Theory
4        A.Vijayakumar         Reader               M.Sc., Ph.D.              Graph Theory,
                                                                              Convexity Theory
5        M.N.Narayanan         Lecturer             M.Sc., Ph.D.              Functional Analysis,
         Namboodiri                                                           Operator Theory
6.       B.Lakshmy             Reader               M.Sc., Ph.D.              Mathematical
                                                                              Statistics , Stochastic
                                                                              Processes, Operations
                                                                              Research
7.       (Vacant)              Lecturer
8.       (Vacant)              Professor
9        (Vacant)              Lecturer

3.       Research Scholars:

Sl.No.        Name             Supporting             Guide              Area of work
                                Agency

          Full time
1    Indulal.G.                      FIP         Dr. A.Vijayakumar             Graph of Theory
2    Santhoshkumar N.               CSIR         Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy          Stochastic Modeling
                                                                               Analysis of Application
3    Viji M                         CSIR         Dr. R.S.Chakravarti           Studies on some Non-
                                                                               communicative Rings.
4    Tresa Mary Chacko              CSIR         Dr. B.Lakshmy                 Stochastic Modeling
                                                                               Analysis of Application
5    Pravas K.                      CSIR         Dr. V.Vijayakumar             Some problems in
                                                                               Graph Theory and
                                                                               Related Topics
6    Pramod P.K.                  CUSAT          Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy Stochastic Modelling
                                                                      and Applications
7    Babu S                          FIP         Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy Stochastic Modelling
                                                                      and Applications
8    Lexy Alexander                 CSIR         Dr. M.N.N.Namboodiri Wavelets on Frames
                                                                      and operator Theory
9    Santhoshkumar Pandey           CSIR         Dr. R.S. Chakravarti Algebra, Geometry
                                                                      and Theories of Matter
     Part time
1    Manju.K.Menon                         Dr. A.Vijayakumar                   Graph Theory

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2   Aparna Lakshmanan                     Dr. A.Vijayakumar                  Some problems
                                                                             relating to Graph
                                                                             Theory and Coding
                                                                             Theory
3   Nisha Mary Thomas                     Dr. A. Vijanakumar                 Graph Theory and
                                                                             Related Topics
4   Ratheesh R.                           Dr. T. Thrivikraman                Topology
5   Lakshmi V.P.                          Dr. T.Thirikraman                  Some Problems in
                                                                             Topology Fractals and
                                                                             Related Areas
6   Anila John                            Dr. M.N.N.Namboothiri              Functional Analysis
7   Subin.P.Joseph                        Dr. M.Jathavedan                   Fluid Mechanics
8   Rajeswari Devi.M.B.                   Dr. M.Jathavedan                   Fluid Mechanics
9   J.Robert Victor Edward                Dr. M.N.N.Namboodiri               Functional Analysis
10 Jaison George                          Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy               Stochastic Analysis
11 Sindhu.G.Nair                          Dr. M.N.N.Namboodiri               Operator Theory
12 Shiny Philip                           DrR.S.Chakravarti,                 Topology
                                          T.Thrivikraman
13 K.P.Jose                               Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy               Stochastic Processes
14 Seema Varghese                         Dr. A.Vijayakumar                  Graph Theory
15 Krishnadas.G.                          Dr. R.S.Chakravarti                Topics in Ring Theory
16 Bloomy Joseph                          Dr. T.Thrivikraman                 Topology
17 Sudin.S.                               Dr. T.Thrivikraman                 Theoretical Computer
                                                                             Science
18 Anu V.                                 Dr. T. Thrivikraman                On some problems in
                                                                             the Theory of Fractals
                                                                             and Wavelets
19 Lalitha.K.                             Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy               Stochastic Modelling
                                                                             and Applications
20 Sajeev.S.Nair                          Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy               Stochastic Modelling
                                                                             and Analysis
21. Resmi T                               Dr. B.Lakshmy                      Stochastic Modelling
                                                                             Analysis and
                                                                             Applications
22 Ajayakumar C.B                         Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy                     ”
23 Deepthi C.P.                           Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy                     ”

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4.       Administrative personnel:

Sl.No.             Designation                                     No. of posts

1.                 Section Officer                                       1
2.                 Selection Grade Assistant                             1
3.                  Assistant                                            1 (vacant)
4                  Selection Officer (Typist)                            1
5.                 Peon                                                  1
6.                 Sweeper-cum-Cleaner                                   1

5.       Technical personnel:

Sl.No.                               Designation                                      No. of posts

1.                           Librarian                                                1

6.       Students enrollment:

Sl.No.             Programme of Study                  Men            Women               Total

1.                 M.Sc. Mathematics                    8                13                21
2.                 Ph.D. (F.T)                          2                 4                 6

7.       Research Facilities:
           a)   Laboratory :        26 PCs
           b)   Library    :        2 PC

               No. of books/journals                                Additions during
           On 31st March of Previous year                               the year
                       7037                                                   254

8.       Distinguished Visitors:

Sl.No. Name                              Affiliation                            Remarks

1        Prof. K.B.Athreya       Dept. of Mathematics                         Gave a lectue Jan. 2007
                                 lowa State University, USA
2.       Prof. Rein D.Noble      Dept. of OR & Econometrics                           “
                                 Amsterdam
3        Shri. Anantha Narayanan Director, NPOL, Kakkanad                     January 2007
4        Prof. Venkatesh Raman   Mathematical Institute,                      Feb. 2007
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9.         Ph.D. awarded:

Sl.No.         Title of the thesis                 Research Scholar              Supervising Guide

1.        ‘Queues with Retrial Self-            Viswanath C.Narayanan           Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy
          Generation of Priorities
          Postponement of work
          and some related Reliability
          Problems’
2         Studies in Fuzzy Commu-               Paul Issac                      Dr. R.S.Chakravarti
          tative Algebra
3         A Study of Frames and                 Rajesh K.Thumbakkara            Dr. T.Thrivikraman
          Intutionistic Fuzzy Contexts

10.      Publications
         (a)    Papers: (only papers published / accepted to be included)

Sl. No. Author(s)                       Title                          Journal              Vol. Page,
                                                                                            year
1.       A.Vijayakumar,              Gellai and anti-Gellai Graphs     Math Bohem          132 (2007)
         S.B.Rao,                                                                          43-54
         Aparna Lakshmanan
2.       S.H. Kulkarni,              An elementary proof for           Proc.Amercan        2006
         M.T. Nair and               characterization of
         M.N.N. Namboodiri           Isomorphisms
3        A.Krishnamoorthy            Some results on generalized       Annals of Opera- 143,
                                     M/G/I feed back queue with        tions Research 275-292
                                     negative customers, (with                          2006
                                     B.Krishnakumar & A.Deiva
                                     Nambi)
4.       A.Krishnamoorthy            Perishable inventory systems      JI.Stoch            2007
                                     at service facilities with        Anal. & Appl.
                                     N-policy.
                                     (with N.Anbazhagan)
5.       A.Krishnamoorthy            Reliablity of a k-out-of-n        Int. Journal of
                                     system with repair by a           Quality, Reliabi- 2007
                                     service station                   lity and Safety
                                                                       Engineering
                                     attending a queue with
                                     postponed work (with
                                     Viswanath C.Narayanan &
                                     T.G.Deepak)

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Sl. No. Author(s)                  Title                            Journal               Vol. Page,
                                                                                          year
6     A.Krishnamoorthy         Reliability of k-out-of-n            Electronic            2007
                               with repair and retrial of           Journal of
                               repair and retrial of custo-         Reliability
                               mers, (with Viswanath C
                               Narayanan & T.G.Deepak)
7     A.Krishnamoorthy         Transient analysis of a single       Queueing              2007
                               server queue with catastro-          systems:
                               phes, failures and reapirs,          Theory &
                               (with B.Krishnakumar,                Applications
                               S.Pavai Madheswari and
                               S.Sadiq Basha).
8     A.Krishnamoorthy         Comparison of three produ-           Int. Journal of 2007
                               ction inventory systems              Information and
                               having service time, loss            Management
                               and retrial of customers,
                               (with K.P.Jose)
9     A.Krishnamoorthy         Control policies for inventory       Journal of Appl. pp. 103
                               with service time, (with             Maths. & Stoch. 2006
                               Viswanath C.Narayanan,               Analysis
                               T.G.Deepak & K.Vineetha)
10    A.Krishnamoorthy         (s,S) Inventory with service         Journal of Quality2007
                               time and server vacation             Technology and
                               (with Viswanath C.                   Quality
                               Narayanan, T.G.Deepak                Management
                               and B.Krishnakumar)
11    Pramod P.K.              ‘Discrete time queue with
                               interruption and zero
                               repairing time’
Seminar / Conference Presentations:
Organised a series of sessions on Applied Probability, stochastic Process and Operations
Reserach help as pert of the Joint Statistica meet of International Indian Statistical Associa-
tion, January 2-5, 2007.


11.   Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher courses etc., by the Faculty
      Members/Students:
Participant(s)                     Programme                                       Role

Dr. A.Vijayakumar        “Reciprocal graphs” in the International             Participated &
                         Conference of Mathematicians (ICM)                    presented


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Sl. No. Author(s)               Title                            Journal               Vol. Page,
                                                                                       year
Dr. A.Vijayakumar      Golden Jubilee Lecutre entitled
                       ‘Development of Mathematics’
                       organized by the Department of
                       Mathematics, ST. Thomas College,
                       Kozhanchery
        ”              Gave talk in the UGC National Seminars                   Talk
                       organised by Mar Ivanios College, Tvm
                       and Govt. College, Chittur.
Dr. A.Vijayakumar      Refresher course conducted by the                  Resource person
                       Academic Staff College, Bharathiar
                       University, Coimbatore
Dr. M.N.N.Namboodiri   UGC-SAP National Conference on                      Invited Speaker
                       Mathematics, Computing and
                       Modelling at Gandhigram Rural
                       University
Dr. M.N.N.Namboodiri   International Conference on                                          ”
                       Computational Mathematical and
                       Statistical Methods at IIT, Madras
Dr. M.N.N.Namboodiri   International Workshop on Non-                         Attended
                       Commutative Geometry at
                       Institute of Mathematical sciences
Dr.B.Lakshmy           National Instructional Seminar on                     Invited talk
                       Recent Trends in Applicational
                       Mathematics
A. Krishnamoorthy      Madrid Conference on Queueing                            Talk
                       Theory ‘06 Madrid, Spain
A. Krishnamoorthy      VI International Workshop on Retrial                Invited Speaker
                       Queues, Miraflores, Spain
A. Krishnamoorthy      International Conference on                    Organizer of session
                       Statistics, Applied Probability,              Special Invited Speaker
                       Stochastic Processes and                        Invited Speaker and
                       Operations Research                          Chairman of two sessions
                                                                      (Plenary and invited)
A. Krishnamoorthy      National Conference on Recent                      Resource Person
                       Advances in Mathematics, Avinash
                       Lingom Deemed University
A. Krishnamoorthy      National Conference on Stochastic                   Invited Speaker
                       Models, Madurai Kamaraj Uty.

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Participant(s)                      Programme                                                     Role

A. Krishnamoorthy         National Conference on recent                       Invited Speaker and
                          trends in Operations Research,                         Chairman of 2
                          Management and Stochastic Models                          sessions
                          (in memory of Prof. S.K.Srinivasan)
A. Krishnamoorthy         National Conference on Stochastic                     Invited Speaker
                          Processes and Applications,
                          (in memory of Prof G.Sankaranarayanan)
                          Annamalai University)
A. Krishnamoorthy         National Conference on recent trends                Invited Speaker &
                          in Mathematics, Gandhigram Rural                      Chairman of a
                          University                                                Session
A. Krishnamoorthy         National Conference on Fuzzy Systems,                     Invited
                          OR and related topics, Engineering                       Speaker
                          College Tiruvalla.
A. Krishnamoorthy         Workshop on “Matrix Analytic Methods”                   Resource
                          PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore                    person
Pravas K.                 ‘Foundation course on Graph Algorithms                 Participation
                          And Data Structures”
Pravas K.                 “Foundation course on Algorithms and                         ”
                          Complexity”
Lexy Alexander            Advanced Instructional School in
                          Harmonic Analysis and Operator
                          Theory
Pramod P.K.               International Statistical Conference                    Gave a talk
Babu S.                                  ”                                       Gave a talk
Santosh Kumar             “National Conference on Mahematics                      Attended
Pandey                    and its ap]lications”
Viji M.                   National Seminar on Algebra                            Participated

12.      Sponsored Research Projects:

Sl       Title                     Sponsoring               Amount                    Investigator(s)
No.                                Agency

1.    Inpact of Search and         DAE (NBHM)              1.92 lakhs           Dr. A.Krishnamoorthy
      Self-generation of
      priorities of customers
      in ‘Queues Inventory
      & Reliability”

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Sl        Title                     Sponsoring               Amount                  Investigator(s)
No.                                 Agency
2     Impact of Interruption        General Motors          5 lakhs                       ”
      of server in Queues”

13.      Seminar / Conference / Workshop / Refresher Course conducted by the
         Department

Sl No.       Title and Duration                    Co-ordinator                Funding Agency

1.        ‘Foundation Course on                    A.Vijayakumar                 KSCSTE &
          Algorithms and Complexity’                                             Dept. of Matha

2         Sessions on Applied Probability,        A.Krishnamoorthy
          Stochastic Processes and
          Operations Research
          (as part of the International
          conference on statistics)

14.      Any other Achievements / Major Events
1.        Profssor Wazir Hasan Abdi Memorial Lecture - (IV Series) by Prof. Alladi Sitaram
          (Indian Statistial Institute Bangalore)
          S. Ramasubramanian, ISI, Bangalore, delivered Prof. th in the series, on 1.10.2005.
2.        Merit Evening - A ‘Merit Evening’ was organized jointly by the Department of spon
          sored by KSCSTE and Prof. C.S.Venkataraman Memorial Prozes to the five top
          pers of the Regional Mathematical Olympiad-2006, Razima T.V. (Silver Hills HSS,
          Calicut), Akhil K.Balachandran (Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Trichur), Anand
          Chandrasekhar (BVM, Irinjalakkuda), Sameed H (K.V.Pattom) and Vishnu
          P.Ramesh (Nirmalamatha Central School, Trichur), Viji M (I Rank holder of M.Sc.
          Mathematics) and Ph.D degree awardees, Paul Issac, Rajesh Thumbakkakara
          and Viswanath C.Narayanan were also honoured. Shri. Anantha Narayanan S.,
          Director, NPOL, Cochin was the Chief Guest.



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                       DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
                                           Estd:1962
The Department of Physics was established in 1962 as a research and postgraduate
teaching Department of the erstwhile Ernakulam Centre of the University of Kerala. When
University of Cochin was established in 1971, it became part of it. The name of the University
was changed into its present form in 1986.
The Department has maintained a credible record of postgraduate teaching and research. It
has produced over 137 Ph.Ds and has more than 1100 research publications in leading
international/national journals and conference proceedings and 7 books to its credit.
About 10% of the former students are employed in R&D institutions in India and
abroad, 60 % as faculty in universities/colleges in India and 30% in other sectors. The
department has obtained financial support from various funding agencies for research. UGC
has supported the department under DRS, DSA and COSIST programmes, AICTE under
MODROBES, IUCAA Reference Centre (IRC) established by IUCAA, Pune and Research
Centre for ‘National Renewable Energy Fellowships’ are functioning in the department.The
department has received financial support from DST under FIST programme and from KSCSTE
under SARD programme.
1.     Programmes of Study/Research:
       M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. (Full time and Part time).
2.     Faculty Members
Sl.No. Name                        Designation        Qualification       Specilisation
1     Dr.M.Sabir                   Professor          M.Sc.; Ph.D.        Nonlinear Dynamics
                                                                          Quantum Physics
2     Dr. K.P.Vijayakumar          Professor          M.Sc.; Ph.D         Thin film solar cells
                                                                          Semiconductor studies
3     Dr.V.C.Kuriakose             Professor&Head M.Sc.; Ph.D             Nonlinear Dynamics,
                                                                          Cosmology,
                                                                          Astrophysics
4     Mr.P.K.Sarangadharan         Reader             M.Sc.               Crystal Growth
                                                                          & Characterization
5     Dr. Ramesh Babu T            Reader             M.Sc.; Ph.D         Theoretical Nuclear
                                                                          Physics, Particle
                                                                          Physics,
                                                                           Atomic Physics.
6     Dr.T.M. Abdul Rasheed        Reader             M.Sc.; Ph.D         Laser Spectroscopy
      (On leave)                                                          of Molecules,
                                                                          Overtone Absorption
                                                                          Spectroscopy,
                                                                          Photothermal Studies
                                                                          on thin films
7     Dr.B.Pradeep                 Reader             M.Sc.; Ph.D         Thin Film Technology,
                                                                          Compound
                                                                          semiconducting
                                                                          thin films
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Sl.No.    Name                         Designation            Qualification        Specilisation
8        Dr.M.R.Anantharaman           Reader                M.Sc.; Ph.D           Rubber ferrite
                                                                                   composites and
                                                                                   conducting polymers
9        Dr.C.Sudha Kartha             Reader                M.Sc.; Ph.D           Holography ,
                                                                                   Semiconducting
                                                                                   thin films
10       Dr.S.Jayalekshmi              Reader                M.Sc.; Ph.D           Conducting
                                                                                   Polymers, Polymer
                                                                                   Thin Films,Lithium
                                                                                   battery materials.
11       Dr.M.K.Jayaraj                Reader                M.Sc.; Ph.D           Opto-electronic
                                                                                   devices&transparent
                                                                                   conducting oxides
12       Dr. L. Godfrey                Professor             M.Sc., Ph.D           Crystal Growth and
                                                                                   Characterisaton,
                                                                                   Electronic
                                                                                   Instrumentation and
                                                                                   Astrobiology
13       Dr. Junaid Bushiri            Reader                M.Sc., Ph.D           Laser Physics, Thin
                                                                                   Film Technology
                                                                                   and Nano Materials
                                                                                   for Optoelectronic
                                                                                   devices
3.       Visiting Faculty

Sl.No. Name                            Designation           Qualification         Specilisation

1        Dr.M.A.Ittyachan            Visiting Professor      M.Sc.; Ph.D           Crystal Growth and
                                                                                   Thin Film

4.       Research Staff

Sl.No. Name                            Designation           Qualification         Specilisation

1        Dr.Asha Mary John             PDF             M.Sc.; Ph.D                 Nanotechnology
2        Mrs.Vanaja K.A.               Women-Scientist M.Sc.                       Material Science

5.       Research Scholars

Sl.No. Name                   Funding Agency                 Guide               Area of Work

1        Subha PA               UGC(FIP)            Dr.V.C.Kuriakose          Optical Solitons


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Sl.No. Name               Funding Agency                 Guide               Area of Work

2    P.I.Kuriakose          Part time          Dr.V.C.Kuriakose          Cosmology
3    Jisha C.P.             DST Project        Dr.V.C.Kuriakose          Optical Solitons
4    Chitra R Nayak         DRDO Project       Dr.V.C.Kuriakose          Josephson Junctions
5    Sini R                 University         Dr.V.C.Kuriakose          Cosmology
6    Reena Rajan            University          Dr.B.Pradeep             Thin Films
7    R.Radhakrishnan        Part time           Dr.Ramesh Babu T         Quantum Optics
8    Narayanan T N          KSCSTE              Dr. M.R.                 Studies on magnetic
                                                Ananrharaman             nanostructures
9    Anita R Warrier        UJRF                Dr.K.P. Vijayakumar      Characterisation of
                                                                         semiconductor thin films
                                                                         using photothermal
                                                                         deflection spectroscopy.
11   Swapna S. Nair         DST                 Dr.M.R.                  Magnetic materials
                                                Anantharaman
12   Ratheeshkumar P.M.     NRE                 Dr.K.P.             Electrical and optical
                                                Vijayakumar         studies on irradiated
                                                                    compound semiconduc
                                                                    tor thin films.
13   Rahana Yoosuff         NRE                 Dr.M.K. Jayaraj     Preparation of materials
                                                                    for opto electronic
                                                                    devices
14   Beena Mary John        DRDO                Dr.C. Sudha Kartha Development of holo
                                                                    graphic recording
                                                                    materials
15   Pramitha V.            UJRF                Dr.C. Sudha Kartha Holographic recording
                                                                    materials.
16   Sreekumar A.           NRE                 Dr.K.P. Vijayakumar Design and testing of
                                                                    solar air heater with
                                                                    thermal storage for
                                                                    industry agricultural
                                                                    applications.
17   Nisha M.               CSIR                Dr.M.K. Jayaraj          Studies on optoelectronic
                                                                         materials and devices.
18   Ajimsha                UJRF                Dr.M.K. Jayaraj         Preparation and
                                                                        Characterization for
                                                                        opto-electronic devices.
19   Mini Krishna           CSIR                Dr.M.K. Jayaraj    Studies on optoelectronic
                                                                   materials and devices
20   Kishore V.C.           UJRF                Dr.C. Sudha Kartha Photorefractive
                                                                   polymers.

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Sl.No. Name                Funding Agency                 Guide               Area of Work
21   Sagar S.                CSIR                Dr.M.R.            Ultrafine magnetic
                                                 Anantharaman       materials.
22   Sreekumar R.            NSC                 Dr.K.P Vijayakumar Ion implantation on
                                                                    semiconductor thin films
                                                                    and its Characterization.
23   Amrithesh M.            KSCSTE              Dr.S. Jayalekshmi Synthesis and Characteri
                                                                    zation of conducting
                                                                    polymer thin films for
                                                                    opto-electronic device
                                                                    applications.
24   Veena Gopalan           UJRF                Dr.M.R.            Materials for magnetic
                                                 Anantharaman       refrigeration
25   Deepa K.G.              DST                 Dr.C. Sudha Kartha Electrical studies of p-n
                                                                    junction thin film solar cells.
26   Ahsa A S.               DRDO                Dr. M K Jayaraj    Oxide thin films for
                                                                    electronic and opto
                                                                    electronic device application.
27   Arun V.                 —                   Dr.B Pradeep       Thin films.
28   Sheeja V.               Part time          Dr. M. sabir            Studies in non-linear
                                                                        dynamics.
29   Senoy Thomas.           DST                Dr.M.R.                 Amorphous Magnetic
                                                Anantharaman            materials.
30   Prijitha R G            —                  Dr Ramesh Babu T Gravitation & Cosmology.
31   Usha John               Part time          Dr.K.P. Rajappan Nair   Molecular Physics
32   Ampili S.               Part time          Dr.Elizabeth Mathai Crystal growth &
                                                                        Characterization of some
                                                                        chalcogenides
                                                                        compounds.
33   Thomas P. Zachariah     Part time          Dr.T.M. Abdul Rasheed Spectroscopy of Materi-
                                                & Dr.K.P. Rajappan Nair als

34   Meenakumari R.          Part time           Dr. Elizabeth Mathai Growth and characteri
                                                                      sation of some chalcogenides.
35   V.J. Tomykutty          Part time           Dr. K. Babu Joseph Foundations of quantum
                                                                      mechanics.
36   Tom Thomas              Part time           Dr. M.R. Anantharaman Optical networking
37   Dhannia T.              Part time          Dr. S. Jayalekshmi       Investigations on the
                                                                         synthesis and characteri
                                                                         sation of some Li
                                                                         containing oxides.
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Sl.No. Name            Funding Agency                 Guide               Area of Work
38   Reshmi R            ——                  Dr. M.K. Jayaraj         Oxide thin films for
                                                                      electronic and opto
                                                                      electronic device application.
39   Anila E.I.          UGC (FIP)           Dr. M.K. Jayaraj         Electroluminescent
                                                                      materials.
40   N.V. Joshy          UGC (FIP)           Dr. M.K. Jayaraj         Laser induced plasma
                                                                      spectroscopy
41   E. Muhammed         Part time          Dr. M.R. Anantharaman Preparation of inverse
     Abdul Jamal                                                  spinal ferrite nano
                                                                  composites and studies
                                                                  on their optical and
                                                                  magnetic properties.
42   Arun K.J.           Part time          Dr. S. Jayalekshmi Growth & characteristics
                                                                  of transparent organic
                                                                  crystals for applications
                                                                  in non linear optics.
43   Joseph John         Part time          Dr. S. Jayalekshmi Investigation on the
                                                                  growth & characterisation
                                                                  of polymers for biological
                                                                  applications
44   Mridula N           CSIR               Dr. M. Sabir          Studies in Quantum
                                                                  Information Processing
45   Shaju K.Y.          Part time          Dr. Ramesh Babu T. Astrophysics/
                                                                  Cosmology/ Gravitation.
46   Vivek M             —                  Dr. V.C. Kuriakose Astrophysics/Astronomy.
47   Sajeev U.S.         —                  Dr. M.R.              Studies on conductor
                                            Anantharaman          polymers.
48   Reena Mary A.P.     —                  Dr. M.R.              Nano magnetic materials
                                            Anantharaman          and ferrofluids
49   R. Jayakrishnan     —                  Dr. K.P.              Photoluminescence
                                            Vijayakumar           studies for defect
                                                                  analysis of compound
                                                                  semicoonductors useful
                                                                  for photovoltaic device
                                                                  fabrication.
50   Sreevalsa V.G.      —                  Dr.S.Jayalekshmi      Growth and
                                                                  characterisation of some
                                                                  organic doped semi-
                                                                  organic non-linear optical
                                                                  crystals.

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Sl.No. Name              Funding Agency       Guide                       Area of Work
51   Vijutha Sunny       —                  Dr. M.R.                 Magnetism and nano-
                                            Anantharaman             composites
52   Tina Sebastian      —                  Dr.C.Sudha Kartha        Study of semiconductor
                                                                     thin films for solar cell
                                                                     applications.
53   Meril Mathew        —                  Dr.C.Sudha Kartha        Investigation of
                                                                     semiconductor thin films
                                                                     for photovoltaic
                                                                     applications.
54   K.Raveendranath     Part time           Dr.S.Jayalekshmi        Synthesis and
                                                                     characterisation of lithium
                                                                     containing complex
                                                                     oxides.
55   Hysen Thomas        Part time           Dr. M.R.                Studies of metglass TM
                                             Anantharaman            and other magnetic thin
                                                                     films.
56   Anoop G             DRDO                Dr.M.K. Jayaraj          Optoelectronic materials
                                                                      for electroluminisence
                                                                      display applications
57   Aravind S           Part time           Dr.S.Jayalekshmi         Synthesis and
                                                                      characterization of
                                                                      carbon-polymer
                                                                      nanocomposites films for
                                                                      application as hole
                                                                      injecting electrodes in
                                                                      polymer light emitting
                                                                      diodes
58   Anoop P D           Part time           Dr. Rameshbabu T         Quantum Optics
59   Vimal kumar T V     —                   Dr.K.P. Vijayakumar Solar thermal Energy
60   Benazeera           —                   Dr. B Pradeep            Semi conductor thin films
     Beegum K A
61   Vanaja K A          Part time          Dr.S.Jayalekshmi          Synthesis and
                                                                      characterization of wide
                                                                      band gap semiconductor
                                                                      oxides
62   Aneesh P M          KSCSTE              Dr.M K Jayaraj           Study on the growth
                                                                      of thin films for the
                                                                      optoelectronics
                                                                      applications

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Sl.No. Name                  Funding Agency       Guide                       Area of Work
63   Saji K J                UGC                 Dr.M K Jayaraj    Development of Tansp-
                                                                   arent Thin film Transistors
64   Rajesh Menon M R        Nil                Dr.K P Vijayakumar Preparation and charact-
                                                                   erization of Poly Thin
                                                                   films for Solar cell
                                                                   applications
65   Bhavya B                UGC                Dr.V C Kuriakose   Cosmology/Astrophysics
66   Vineeth T M             Nil                Dr.M. Sabir        Studies in Statistical
                                                                   Mechanics of Complex
                                                                   Network
67   Nijo Varghese           Nil                Dr.V C Kuriakose   Gravitation/Cosmology
68   Priyesh K V             Nil                Dr.Ramesh Babu T Some studies in the field
                                                                   of Quantum Optics
69   Angel Susan                                Dr.K P Vijayakumar Strucutral and Optical
     Cherian                                                       characterization of abso-
                                                                   rber and window layers of
                                                                   this film Solar cells
70   Vinayaraj O K           Nil                Dr.V C Kuriakose   Astrophysics/Cosmology
71   Sudheer Sebastian K     Part Time          Dr.M Sabir         Studies in Chaos-control
                                                                   and Synchronization
72   Sajimol Augustine       Part Time          Dr.S.Jayalekshmi   Laser Plasma
     M                                                             investigations
73   Jeeju P P               Part Time          Dr.S.Jayalekshmi   Synthesis of Polymer
                                                                   nanocomposites and
                                                                   their characterization
74   Sreeja R                KSCSTE             Dr.M K.Jayaraj     Growth and Characte-
                                                                   rization of Optoelectronic
                                                                   materials

6.       Administrative personnel :

Sl.No.       Designation                                                  No. of posts
1.       Section Officer                                                           1
2.       Sel.Grade Assistants                                                      3
3.       Sel.Gr. Typist/Steno                                                      2
4.       Peon                                                                      2
5.       Sweeper-cum-cleaner                                                       1




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7.       Technical personnel :

Sl.No.            Designation                                             No. of posts
1.             Technical Officer                                                      2
2.             Store Keeper                                                           2
3.             Lab. Assistants                                                        3
4.             Asst. Librarian                                                        1
5.             Library Asst.                                                          1

8.       Student Enrollment

Sl.No.       Programme of Study               Men              Women                Total

1            Ph.D                               7                5                   14
2            M.Phil.                            3                5                    8
3            M.Sc.                             12               14                   26

9.       Research Facilities
         a. Laboratories (List out Major equipments available)
         The major experimental facilities in the department include:
         X-ray Powder Diffractometer, UV-Visible NIR Spectrometer, Differential Scanning
         Calorimeter, Hall effect measuring equipment, Nd-Yag Laser and Diode Laser,
         Electrical and Optical characterization of materials equipment, Optical
         microscope ,Thin film coating units, Crystal growth unit, Plasma Polimerization
         units, Furnaces, Impedance Analyzer, Workstation(HP), Liquid Nitrogen plant,
         Flourimeter, Table top hydraulic press.

         a. Library

            No of books and Journals as on               Additions during the current year
            31st March of the Previous Year

             Books                 12806                                      67
             Journals              6                                          Nil


10.      Distinguished visitors

Sl.No.           Name                            Affiliation                        Remarks

1          Prof. C.S. Unnikrishnan               TIFR, Mumbai
2          Prof. P.P.Divakaran                   IMSc, Chennai

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3          Prof. T.R.Govindarajan                  IMSc, Chennai.
4.         Prof. R.Vijaya                          IIT, Mumbai.
5.         Prof. E. Krishnakumar                   TIFR , Mumbai
6.         Tamio Endo,                             Mie University, Tsu, Japan
7          Hirofumi Yamasaki                       National Institute of
                                                   Advanced Industrial Science
                                                   and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
8          Prof. O.N. Srivastava                   BHU, Varnasi
9          Prof. Gunter Schatz                     University of Konstanz, Germany

11.      Ph.Ds Awarded
Sl.No.     Title of Thesis             Name of Research Scholar            Supervising Guide

1.       Studies on Pseudoscalar Jayadevan A P                             Prof. Ramesh Babu T
         Meson Bound States and
         Semileptonic Decays in a
         Relativistic Potential Model
2.       Photothermal investi-        Nandini T                            Prof. K P Vijayakumar
         gations on certain organic
         molecules and their Plasma
         Polymerised thin films

12.      Publications
         A) In journals
1.       Photoconductivity in molecularly doped poly (methyl methacrylate) sandwich cells,
         V.C.Kishore, R.Dhanya, C.Sudha Kartha, K. Sreekumar and Rani Joseph. J.Appl.
         Phys. 101, 063102 (2007).
2.       Effects of incorportion of Na in spray pyrolysed CuInS2 thin films, Teny Theresa
         John, C. Sudha Kartha, K.P. Vijayakumar, T.Abe and Y.Kashiwaba, Physica B, 388
         (2007).
3.       Enhancement of Diffraction Efficiency and Storage Life of Poly (Vinyl Chloride) Based
         Optical Recording Medium with the Incorporation of an Electron Donor, Beena Mary
         John, Ushamani M, K. Sreekumar, Rani Joseph, C.Sudha Kartha, Appl.Opt., 46
         (2007).
4.       Surface topology using laser back scattering and photoluminescence on Cu- and In-
         rich CuInSe2 thin films, R.Jayakrishnan, Ratheesh Kumar P.M., C.Sudha Kartha and
         K.P. Vijayakumar, Meas. Sci. Technol. 17, 3301 (2006).
5.       Copper Doped Methylene Blue Sensitized Poly (vinyl alcohol)-Acrylamide Films for
         Stable Diffraction Efficiency, Been Mary John, Rani Joseph, K.Sreekumar, C.Sudha
         Kartha, Jpn. J. Appl.Phys., 45, 8686-8690, Nov. 2006.
6.       Implantation assisted copper diffusion: a different approach for the preparation of
         CuInS2/In2S3 p-n junction. K.C. Wilson, Tina Sebastian, Teny Theresa John, C.Sudha
         Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumar, Applied Physics Letters, 89, 013510 (2006).

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7.    Thermal diffusion of Cu into In2Se3: A better approach to SEL technique in the
      deposition of CuInSe 2 thin films. K.G. Deepa, P.M.Ratheesh Kumar, C.Sudha
      Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumar, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 90, 3481-3490
      (2006).
8.    Anomalous photoconductivity in γ-In2Se3, R.Sreekumar, R.Jayakrishnan, C.Sudha
      Kartha, K.P. Vijayakumar, J.Appl. Phys. 100, 033707 (2006).
9.    Anomalous behaviour of silver doped indium sulfide thin films, Meril Mathew,
      R.Jayakrishnan, Ratheesh Kumar P.M, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, T. Abe
      and Y. Kashiwaba, J. Appl. Phy.100, 033504 (2006).
10.   Tuning Donor-Acceptor and Free-bound transitions in CuInSe2/ITO heterostructure.
      R.Jayakrishnan, K.G. Deepa, C.Sudha Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumar J. Appl. Phys.
      100, 046104 (2006).
11.   Room Temperature Photoluminescence Surface Mapping, R.Jayakrishnan, Tina
      Sebastian, C. Sudha Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumar, Journal Physics: Conference
      Series 28 (200670 62-65.
12.   Effects of thickness and post deposition annealing on the properties of evaporated
      In2S3 thin films, P.M.Ratheesh Kumar, Teny Theresa John, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.
      Vijayakumar, Abe and Y.Kashiwaba, J.Mater. Sci (DOI 10.1007/s 10853-006-0307-1).
13.   Effects of Oxygen ion implantation in spray pyrollysed ZnO thin films, K.P.Vijayakumar,
      P.M. Ratheesh Kumar, C.Sudha Kartha, K.C. Wilson, F.Singh, K.G.M.Nair and
      Y.Kashiwaba, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 203, (2006) 860.
14.   SHI induced single-phase InSe formation at lower annealing temperature.
      R.Sreekumar, P.M. Ratheesh Kumar, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P. Vijayakumar, D.Kabiraj,
      S.A. Khan, D.K. Avasthi. Nucl. Instr. And Meth. B, 244 (2006) 190.
15.   Swift heavy ion induced interface mixing in In/Sb, R. Sreekumar, P.M. Ratheesh
      Kumar, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P. Vijayakumar, D. Kabiraj, S.A. Khan and D.K. Avasthi
      Semicond. Sci. Technol. 21, (2006) 382.
16.   Different phases of indium selenide prepared by annealing In/Se bilayer at various
      temperatures : Characterisation studies. R. Sreekumar, R.Jayakrishnan, C.Sudha
      Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, Y. Kashibawa, T.Abe, Solar Energy materials and Solar
      Cells, 90, 2908-2917 (2006).
17.   Reusable recording medium based on MBPVA and vinyl acetate. Beena Mary John,
      M.Ushamani, Rani Joseph, K.Sreekumar, C.Sudha Kartha, J.Mod.Opt. 53 (3), 343-
      355 (2006).
18.   Spray pyrolysed β-In2S3 thin films: effects of post deposition annealing, Teny Theresa
      John, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, T. Abe and Y.Kashiwaba, Vacuum, 80 (8-
      9), (2006) 870.



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19.   Growth of zinc oxide thin films for optoelectronic application by pulsed laser
      deposition, K.J. Saji, R. Manoj, R.S. Ajimsha, and M.K.Jayaraj, Proc. SPIE Vol. 6286,
      62860D (Aug. 28, 2006).
20.   Optical emission spectroscopic studies on laser ablated zinc oxide plasma, K.J.Saji,
      N.V. Joshy and M.K. Jayaraj, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 0433029 (2006).
21.   Characterization of Radio Frequency plasma using Langmuir Probe and Optical
      Emission Spectroscopy, Nisha.M, Saji K.J., Ajimsha R.S, Joshy N.V. and M.K. Jayaraj,
      J. Appl. Phys. 99, 033304 (2006).
22.   p-Type electrical conduction in α-AgGaO2 delafossite thin films, K.A. Vanaja, R.S.
      Ajmsha, A.S. Ahsa, and M.K. Jayaraj. Applied Physics Letters 88 (2006) 212103.
23.   Structural and Electrical properties of La 0.5Sr 0.5CoO3 thin films prepared by rf
      magnetron sputtering A.S. Ahsa, M.T. Sebastian, M.K. Jayaraj Jurnal of Alloys and
      Compounds (article in press).
24.   Transparent p-AgCoO2/n-ZnO p-n junction fabricated by pulsed laser deposition,
      R.S.Ajimsha, K.A. Vanaja, M.K.Jayaraj, P.Mishra, L.M.Kukreja. Thin Solid Films .
25.   Pulsed Laser Deposition of p-type α-AgGaO2 thin films K.A.Vanaja, R.S.Ajmsha,
      A.S.Ahsa, K. Rajeev Kumar, and M.K. Jayaraj. Thin solid films.
26.   The red rain phenomenon of Kerala and its possible extraterrestrial origin – Godfrey
      Louis and A. Santhosh Kumar, Astrophysics and Space Science Vol.302, pp. 175 –
      187 (2006).
27.   Dielectric properties of NiSeO4. 6H2O single crystals, Rajesh R, A.Santhosh Kumar,
      Georgekutty Joseph and Godfrey Louis, Proceedings of the DAE Solid State Physics
      Symposium, Vol. 51, 963-964 (2006).
28.   Growth and DC Conductivity studies of Nickel Selenate Hexahydrate Single Crystal
      – Rajesh.R, S.Santhosh Kumar, Georgekutty Joseph, and Godfrey Louis, National
      Conference on Advances in Technologically important Crystals (NC – ATIC) held at
      Department of Physics& Astrophysics, University of Delhi (date: 12-14 Oct 2006)
      (paper to appear in proceedings).
29.   AC Conductivity and dielectric studies of nickel selenate hexahydrate single crystal
      below room temperature. Rajesh R, A Santhosh Kumar, Georgekutty Joseph and
      Godfrey Louis, (To appear in the journal Ionics).
30.   Temperature dependent AC Conductivity and dielectric studies of nickel selenate
      hexahydrate single crystal, Rajesh R, A Santhosh Kumar, Georgekutty Joseph,
      George Varughese and Godfrey Louis (To appear in the jounal Ionics).
31.   Modification in cell structure for better performance of spray pyrolysed CulnS2/ln2S3
      thin film solar cells. Teny Theresa John, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, T.Abe
      and y.Kashiwaba. Applied physics A, Vol.82, p.703 (2006).


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32.   SHI induced single phase InSe formation at low annealing temperature.
      R.Sreekumar, P.M. Ratheesh Kumar, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, D.Kabiraj,
      S.A.Khan and D.K.Avasthi. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research
      B, Vol.244, p.190 (2006).
33.   SHI induced modifications in spray pyrolysed beta-In2S3 thin films. P.M.Ratheesh
      Kumar, Teny Theresa John, C.Sudha Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumkar. Nuclear
      Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, Vol.244, p.171 (2006).
34.   Effect of thickness and post deposition annealing on the properties of evaporated
      In2S3 thin films, P.M.Ratheesh Kumar, Teny Theresa John, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.Vijaya
      Kumar, T. Abe and Y.Kashiwaba. Journal of Materials Science (in press).
35.   Defect analysis of sprayed beta – In2S3 thin films using photoluminescence studies.
      R.Jayakrishnan, Teny Theresa John, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, T.Abe and
      Y.Kashiwaba. Semiconductor Science and Technology, Vol.20, p.1162 (2005).
36.   Room temperature photo luminescence surface mapping. R.Jayakrishnan, Tina
      Sebastian, C.Sudha Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumar. Journal of Physics:Conference
      Series, Vol.28, p.62 (2006).
37.   Effect of oxygen implantation in spray pyrolysed ZnO thin films, K.P.Vijayakumar,
      P.M.Ratheesh Kumar, C.Sudha Kartha, K.C. Wilson, F.Singh, K.G.M.Nair and
      Y.Kashiwaba. Physics Status Solidi (a), Vol. 283 (5), p.860 (2006).
38.   Swift heavy ion induced interface mixing in In/Sb. R.Sreekumar, .M.Ratheesh Kumar,
      C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, D.Kabiraj, S.A.Khan, D.K.Avasthi, Y.Kashiwaba
      and T.Abe. Semiconductor Science and Technology, Vol.21, p.1 (2006).
39.   On the origin of blue-green luminescence in spray pyrolysed ZnOthin films.
      P.M.Ratheesh Kumar, C.Sudha Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumar. Journal of Materials
      Science (in press).
40.   Spray pyrolysed beta – In2S3 thin films: Effect of post deposition annealing. Teny
      Theresa John, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, T.Abe and Y.Kashiwaba. Vacuum,
      Vol.80 (8), p.870 (2006).
41.   Implantation assisted copper diffusion: a different approach for the preparation of
      CuInS2 p-n junction. K.C.Wilson, Tina Sebastian, Teny Theresa John, C.Sudha
      Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumar. Applied Physics Letters, Vol.89, p.013510 (2006).
42.   Tuning Donor-Acceptor and Free-bound transitions in CuInSe2/ITO heterostructures.
      R.Jayakrishnan, K.G.Deepa, C.Sudha Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumar. Journal of
      Applied Physics, Vol.100, p.04610L (2006).
43.   Post deposition annealing effects on In2S3 thin films deposied using SILAR technique.
      R.Renjith, Teny Theresa John, C.Sudha Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, T.Abe and
      Y.Kashiwaba. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (in press).
44.   Thermal diffusion of Cu into In2Se3; A better approach to SEL technique in the
      deposition of CuInSe2 thin films. K.G.Deepa, P.M.Ratheesh Kumar, C.Sudha Kartha
      and K.P.Vijayakumar. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (in press).

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45.   Anomalous behaviour of silver doped indium sulfide thin films. Meril Mathew,
      R.Jayakrishnan, P.M.Ratheesh Kumar, C.Sudha Kartha, Y.Kashiwaba, T.Abe and
      K.P.Vijayakumar. Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.100, p.033504 (2006).
46.   Different phases of indium selenide prepared by annealing In/Se bilayer at varous
      temperatures: Characterisation studies. R.Sreekumar, R.Jayakrishnan,C.Sudha
      Kartha, K.P.Vijayakumar, Y.Kashiwaba and T.Abe. Solar Energy Materials and Solar
      Cells, Vol.90(17), p.2908 (2006).
47.   Anomalous photoconductivity in gamma In 2Se 3.R.Sreekumar, R.Jayakrishnan,
      C.Sudha Kartha and K.P.Vijayakumar. (Journal of Applied Physics 100, 033707, 2006)
48.   Nonlinearity management and diffraction management for the Stabilization of two
       dimensional spatial solitons”, P A Subha, C. P. Jisha and V. C. Kuriakose (To
      appear in Pramana- J.Phys).
49.   Stable diffraction managed spatial solitons in bulk cubic-quintic media, P.A.
      Subha and V.C.Kuriakose, J. Mod. Optics (to appear)
50.   Dynamics of coupled Josephson junctions under the influence of applied fields,
      Chitra R. Nayak and V.C.Kuriakose, Phys. Lett. A, 365, 284 (2007)
51.   Absorption cross section of Schwarzschild-de Sitter black hole, Sini R and
      V.C.Kuriakose, Intr. J. Mod. Phys.D16, 105 (2007)
52.   Scalar hair for an AdS black hole: P.I.Kuriakose and V.C.Kuriakose, Mod.Phys.
      Lett.A, 21, 2893(2006).
53.   Multi soliton propagation in an inhomogeneous optic fibre medium with varying
      dispersion, P.A. Subha and V.C.Kuriakose, J. Nonlinear Optical Physics and
      Materials, 15, 415 ( 2006).
54.   Thermal diffusivity measurements on LiMn2O4 and its de-lithiated form (λ-MnO2)
      using photoacoustic technique. K.Raveendranath, J.Ravi, S.Jayalekshmi, TMA
      Rasheed, K.P.R. Nair – Material Science & Enginneirng B 131(2006), 210-215.
55.   Evidence of structure modification of LiMn2O4 upac lithium deintercalation by
      photoacoustic spectroscopy. S.Thomas Lee, K.Raveendranath, M.Rajive Tomy,
      M.Paulraj, S.Jayalekshmi, J.Ravi Applied Physics letter, 90, (161912) 2007.
56.   Evidence of band structure modification due to Jahn Teller distortion in Lix Mn2O4 by
      photoacoustic spectroscopy. S.Thomas Lee, K.Raveendranath, M.Rajive Tomy, Nibu
      A.George, S.Jayalekshmi, J.Rav J.Phys.D Applied Physics (accepted).
57.   Enhanced Iuminescence observed in polyaniline – poly methyl methacrylete
      composites. M Amrithesh, S.Aravind, S.Jayalekshmi, R.S.Jayasree. Journal of
      Alloys and Compounds (acceped,in press).
58.   Polyaniline doped with orthophosphoric acid – A material with prospects for
      optoelecronic applications. M. Amrithesh, S.Aravind, S.Jayalekshmi, R.S.Jayasree.
      Journal of Alloys and Compounds (accepted, in press).
59.   Finite Size Effects On The Structural and Magnetic Properties of Sol-Gel Synthesized
      NiFe2O4 Powders, M.George, A.M. John, S. S. Nair, P.A. Joy, M.R. Anantharaman ,
      J. Magn. Magn. Mater, 302 (2006) 190-195.
60.   On the optical and electrical properties of rf and Ac plasma polymerized aniline thin
      films U S Sajeev, C Joseph Mathai, S Saravanan, Rajeev R Asokan, S
      Venkatachalam, M R Anantharaman, Bulletin of Material Science, Vol. 29 April 2006.
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61.   Structural, Magnetic And Electrical Properties Of The Sol-Gel Prepared Li0.5Fe2.5O4
      Fine Particles, Mathew George, Swapna S Nair, Asha Mary John, P.A. Joy1, M.R.
      Anantharaman, Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 39 (2006),900-910.
62.   Investigations on the Electrical and Structural Properties of Polyaniline Doped with
      Camphor Sulphonic Acid, S Saravanan, C Joseph Mathai, M R Anantharaman,
      S Venkatachalam, P V Prabhakaran, J. of Phys and Chem of Solids, 67 (2006)
      1496- 1501.
63.   Modified Herzer model for magnetic evolution of ultra-thin Fe40 Ni38 B18 Mo4 films with
      thermal annealing, T Hysen , S Deepa , S. Saravanan, R V Ramanujan , D K Avasthi,
      P A Joy, S D Kulkarni and M R Anantharaman, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39 (2006)
      1993
64.   Evidence for the existence of multiple equilibrium states in cobalt pthalocyanine
      tetramer: A study by dielectric spectroscopy, S. Sagar, S. Saravanan, S. Sureshkumar,
      S. Venkatachalam, and M.R Anantharaman, J. Pys. D; Appl. Phys, 39, (2006) 1678
65.   Magnetic Field Induced Cluster Formation And Variation of Magneto-Optical Signals
      In Zinc Substituted Ferrofluids S.Swapna Nair, S. Rajesh, V.S Abraham, and M.R
      Anantharaman, J.Magn.Magn.Mater, 305 (2006) 28-34.
66.   Evidence for the intergranular tunneling in Polyaniline passivated α-Fe nanoparticles.
      Vijutha Sunny, T.N.Narayanan, U.S. Sajeev, P.A. Joy, D Sakthi Kumar, Yasuhiko
      Yoshida and M.R.Anantharaman. Nanotechnology 17, 4765 (2006).
67.   Structural and electrical Studies on Tetrameric Cobalt Pthalocynine and Polyaniline
      Composites, S Saravanan, M R Anantharaman, S Venkatachalam, Mate. Sci. and
      Engg. B. (Accepted 2006).
68.   Optically transparent magnetic nanocomposites based on encapsulated Fe3O4
      nanoparticles in a sol-gel silica network. Senoy Thomas, D Sakthikumar, P A Joy,
      Yasuhiko Yoshida and M R Anantharaman (Nanotechnology 17, 5565, 2006).
69.   Spectroscopic and photoluminescence studies on optically transparent magnetic
      nanocomposites based on sol-gel glass: Fe3O4. Senoy Thomas, D Sakthikumar,
      Yasuhiko Yoshida and M R Anantharaman (Journal of Nanoparticle research 2007).

      B) In proceedings
      1. Semiannular Josephson junction vortex qubit, P.D. Shaju and V.C. Kuriakose
      in Quantum Information, Computation and Communication, pages 259-268, Eds.
      S. P. Pal and S. Kumar (Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd(2006).

13.   Participation in Seminar / Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty /
      Students.
Name of Participant        Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop             Role

Dr.V.C.Kuriakose         Department of Physics, Calicut University,         Lecture series
                         Aug27-28, 2005                                     on General
                                                                            Relativity
Dr.V.C.Kuriakose         Department of Physics,NSS College,                 Lecture series
                         WadakancherrySeptember 21, 2006                    on General
                                                                            Relativity
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Name of Participant     Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop              Role
P.A. Subha            PHOTONICS 2006, Dec 2006, Hydreabad                Contributed a
                                                                         paper
Nijo Varghese         XXII SERC School on Theoretical High               Participant
                      Energy Physics, IISc, Bangalore
                      Oct30-Nov18, 2006
Bhavya B              XXII SERC School on Theoretical High               Participant
                      Energy Physics, IISc, Bangalore
                      Oct30-Nov18, 2006
Vinayaraj O.K.        XXII SERC School on Theoretical High               Participant
                      Energy Physics, IISc, Bangalore
                      Oct30-Nov18, 2006
Vinayaraj O.K.        Xth Young Astronomers Meet, IIA,                   Participant
                      Bangalore, Jan3-5, 2007
Sini R.               Xth Young Astronomers Meet, IIA,                   Contributed a
                      Bangalore, Jan3-5, 2007                            paper
Vivek M               Xth Young Astronomers Meet, IIA,                   Participant
                      Bangalore, Jan3-5, 2007
Reshmi.R              NCSE 07                                            Participant
Asha A.S.             NCSE 07                                            Participant
Ajimsha R.S.          CTMS-07                                            Participant
Aneesh P.M.           CTMS-07                                            Participant
Mini Krishna          CTMS-07                                            Participant
Saji K.J.             Optics & Photonics 2007                            Participant
M.Junaid Bushiri      SMART 2007, Natinal Conference on Smart            Participants
V.Vinitha             Materials and Recent Technologies
V.Gopakumar           Feb.22-23 2007 Tirupati.
V.K.Vaidyan
S.V.University,
M.Junaid Bushiri      Second National Symposium of Nonlinear             Invited Talk.
                      Optical Crystals and Modelling in Crystal
                      growth.
P.K.Sarangadharan     Seminar on Gravity and light                       Participant
P.K.Sarangadharan     Seminar conducted Golden Jubilee                   Chairman (one
                      Celebrations.                                      session)
P.K. Sarangadharan    National Human Rights Workshop                     Participant
Dr. L. Godfrey        International Conferen ce on “Cosmic Dust          Invited Speaker
                      and Panspermia” held at Cardiff University,
                      Cardiff, U.K. (5-8 September 2006).
Dr. L. Godfrey        2006 World mystery forum Conference                Invited Speaker
                      at Interlaken, Switzerland,
                      November 11 to 2006.

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Name of Participant      Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop               Role

Dr. L. Godfrey         Photoradchem 2007, International Conference         Participant
                       on Frontiers of ration and Photochemistry.
                       February 8-11 2007.
Dr. T. Ramesh Babu     National Conference on Atomic Molecular             Invited talk
                       Physics, January 8-11 2007, TIFR Mumbai.
Dr. T. Ramesh Babu     International Symposium on Quantum                  Presented paper
                       Optics 2006 July 24-27 2006, Physical
                       Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad.
Dr.C.Sudha Kartha      19th Session of Kerala State Science                Participant
                       Congress held at Kannur from
                       29-31 January 2007.
Dr.C.Sudha Kartha      18th AGM, Materials Research Society                Participant
                       of India MRSI, NPL New Delhi,
                       Feb.12-14 2007.
Dr. C. Sudha Kartha    XXXII Optical Society of India Symposium            Participation and
                       on Contemporary Optics and Applications             Invited speaker.
                       1-3 March 2007.
Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar   National Conference on Advanced                     Invited talk
                       Materials Science sponsored by UGC
                       held at MS University, Tirunelveli.
Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar   National Workshop on Thin Film Technology           Invited talk.
                       (WOTT-2006) by NIT, Trichy.
Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar   National Conference on ‘Novel Materials’ by         Invited talk
                       Dept. of Physics, Govt. Victoria College,
                       Palakkad.
Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar   National Conference on Recent Trends in             Invited talk
                       Solar Photovoltaics Dept. of Physics,
                       Coimbatore Institute of Tech., Coimbatore.
Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar   National Conference on Development of               Invited talk
                       Materials for energy sources by Vellalar
                       College for Women , Erode.
Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar   National Conference on Plastic Electronics          Invited talk
                       by S.N. College, Kollam.
Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar   Asia-pacific Academy of Materials by Dept.          Invited talk
                       of Physics, Banaras Hindu University,
                       Varanasi.
Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar   National Conference on Current Trends in            Invited talk.
                       Materials Science by Dept. of Physics,
                       Christian College, Chengannur.


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Name of Participant       Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop                    Role
Dr.S.Jayalakshmi         National Seminar on ‘Nanotechnology’                    Resource person
                         March 10-13, 2007, KKTM College,
                         Kodungallur.
M.Rajive Tomy            National Seminar on ‘Ceramic Materials for              Presented papers
K.Ravindranath           Electronics in C-MET Trichur, March 2007
M.Amrithesh
Arun K.J.                National Seminar on Crystals for advanced               presented papers
                          technology October 2006 Delhi University
M. Rajiv Tomy            International Conference for research                    Presented papers
M.Amrithesh              scholars October 2006, IIT Madras.
Senoy Thomas,            International school on surface and                     Participant
Reena Mary A P           interfaces, Rajasthan University, Jaipur,
                         India Nov 10-13, 2006
Vijutha sunny,           SERC School, Central University,                        Participant
Narayanan T N            Hyderabad, Dec 2006
Senoy Thomas,            Symposium on Nanomaterials- Technology,                  Participant
Reena Mary A P,          Characterization and Application, Cochin,
Veena Gopalan E          Kerala. December 2006.
Senoy Thomas,            National Conference on Smart Electro                    Poster
Reena Mary A P,          ceramics, C-MET Thrissur, March 8-9, 2007.
Veena Gopalan E,
Vijutha sunny

14. Awards/ Honours/ Fellowships etc. received:

      Visited Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Iwate University in October
2006 as Visiting Professor.
UGC fellowship to meritorious research student (Vijutha Sunny).
Name of Recipient        Name of Fellowship/ Honour/Award                        Awarding Agency
Aneesh P.M.                      KSCSTE fellowship                                    KSCSTE
Sreeja                           KSCSTE fellowship                                    KSCSTE

15.      Sponsored Research Projects
Sl.No.        Title                Sponsoring           Amount               Investigator(s)
                                    Agency
1.    Studies on Cu/In and               DST          Rs.24,00,000/-         Dr. K.P.Vjayakumar
      Cu/A1 based Cd free thin
      film solar cells .

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Sl.No.        Title                    Sponsoring        Amount               Investigator(s)
                                        Agency
2.   Standardisation of                  KSCSTE         Rs.3,41,000/-         Dr. K.P.Vijayakumar
     automated spray pyrolysis
     unit for the fabrication of all
     sprayed thin film solar cells.
3.   Ion beam mixing of Cu and           Inter Uty.     Rs.2,61,000/-         Dr. K.P.Vijayakumar
     In2S3 to get CuInS2A trial.        Accelerator
                                          Centre
4.   A comparative study of              KSCSTE         Rs.9,79,000/-         Dr. B.Pradeep
     optical and electrical
     characterisation of silver
     selenide thin films and silver
     selenide thin film doped with
     rare earth metals for
     fabrication of solar cells
5.   Study on Eosin dye                  KSCSTE         Rs.5,36,000/-         Dr. C.Sudha Kartha,
     sensitized polymers for                                                  Dr.Rani Joseph,
     holographic applications                                                 Dr.K.Sreekumar
6.   Development of highly             IRDE, DRDO       Rs.40,12,000/-        Dr. C.Sudha Kartha,
     efficient photopolymers                                                  Dr.Rani Joseph,
     films for holographic                                                    Dr.K.Sreekumar
     applications
7.   Standardization of                  KSCSTE         Rs.3,41,000/-         Dr. K.P.Vijayakumar
     automated Spray pyrolysis                                                Dr. C. Sudha Kartha
     unit for fabrication of all
     sprayed thin film solar cell
8.   Studies on CuIn/Cu A                  DST          Rs.24,00,000/-        Dr. K.P.Vijayakumar
     based Cd free thin film                                                  Dr. C. Sudha Kartha
     solar cell
9.   Ion Beam mixing of Cu and             IUAC         Rs.87,000/- PA        Dr. K.P.Vijayakumar
     In2S3 to get CuInS2: A trial                                             Dr. C. Sudha Kartha
                                                                              Dr. D.K. Avasthy
10. Electrical Characterization           DRDO          Rs.37,60,000/-        Dr. K.P.Vijayakumar
    of semiconducting thin films                                              Dr. C. Sudha Kartha
    using photoconductivity &
    thermally stimulated current
    measurements
11. Development of novel                   DST          Rs.23,87,000/-        Dr. C.Sudha Kartha,
    photorefractive polymers for                                              Dr.Rani Joseph,
    optical recording.                                                        Dr.K.Sreekumar

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Sl.No.        Title                 Sponsoring          Amount               Investigator(s)
                                     Agency
12. Soilton dynamics in                 DST            Rs.9,04,000/-         Dr.V.C.Kuriakose
    nonlinear couplers
13. Fluxon dynamics in                 DRDO            Rs 7,12,800/-         Dr.V.C.Kuriakose
    Josephson junctions and                                                         &
    its to quantum computing.                                                Dr.Ramesh Babu T.
14. Pulsed laser deposition of         NPOL            Rs.5,00,000/-         Dr. M.K.Jayaraj
    PZT and PLZT.
15. Nanophosphors for flat panel        DST            Rs.77,00,000/-        Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
    displays and quantum well
    structures by pulsed laser
    deposition.
16. Pulsed laser assisted              BRNS            Rs.11,00,000/-        Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
    epitaxial growth of p-type
    oxide semiconductors for
    transparent electronics
17. Development of oxide                DST            Rs.15,60,000/-        Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
    phosphor thin films for
    electroluminescent devices
18. La.5Sr.5CoO3 based                 DRDO            Rs.28,10,000/-        Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
    transparent conducting
    electrode materials for
    ferroelectric memory and
    display devices.
19. Selective augmentation for        KSCSTE           Rs.31,00,000/-        Dr. M.K. Jayaraj &
    research and development                                                 Dr.K.P.Vijayakumar
20. Pulsed laser deposition and       KSCSTE           Rs.8,50,000/-         Dr.S.Jayalekshmi
    characterisation of cathode-                                             Dr.M.K.Jayaraj
    electrolyte bilayers for all                                             (Co-Investigator)
    solid state thin film lithiumiar
    battery applications
21. Synthesis and characte-            UGC             Rs.8,88,000/-         Dr.S.Jayalekshmi
    risation of polymer carbon                                               Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
    nano tube composites of                                                  Co-Investigator)
    polyonline and polypyrsole
    for polymer light emitting
    diode applications.
22. Center for Ferrofluids.           All India        11,50,000/-           Dr. M R Anantharaman
    (2 years)                        Council for                             (PI).Dr. Philip Kurian
                                     Technical                               (Co- PI).
                                     Education,
                                     New Delhi
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23. Development of a micro-    Kerala State             6,60,000/-            Dr. M R Anantharaman
    wave absorber based on       Council for                                  (PI).Dr. Philip Kurian
    natural rubber and ferrites.  Science                                           (Co- PI).
    (2 years)                   Technology
                                    and
                               Environment,
                                   Kerala
16.      Research Programmes and Activities:

Sl.No.         Problem / Topic                            Investigator (s)

1             Cosmology                                 Dr.V.C.Kuriakose
2             Polymer nano composites                   Dr.S.JayalekshmiM. Amrithesh
3             Nano battery technology                   Dr. S.JayalekshmiM. Rajive Tomy
                                                        K. Ravindranath
4             Ferroelectric devices                     Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
5             Nanophosphors                             Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
6             Nano solar cells                          Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
7             Electro luminescent devices               Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
8             Transparent thin film transistors         Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
9             Plasma Studies                            Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
10            Quantum well structures                   Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
11            Non-linear studies                        Dr. M.K. Jayaraj
12            Red rain Phenomenon of Kerala             Dr. L Godfrey
13            Cosmology                                 Dr. V.C. Kuriakose
14            Optical Solitons                          Dr. V.C. Kuriakose
15            Josephson Junctions                       Dr. V.C. Kuriakose
16            Quantum Computation                       M. Sabir & Mridula. N.
17            Complex Network                           M. Sabir & Vineeth
18            Growth and characterisation of            Dr. P.K. Sarangadaharan
              ferroelectric a) dicalcium load
              propierate crystalsb) Zinc
              (Thiourea) sulphate crystals.
19            Fabrication and characterisation          Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar,
              of thin film solar cells                  Dr. C. Sudha Kartha
20            Characterisation of thin films of         Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar
              compound semiconductors                   Dr. C. Sudha Kartha
              (In2S3 CuInS2 CuInSe2 In2Se3 ZnO)
              using optical electrical and
              structural analysis.
21            Development of photopolymer               Dr.C. Sudha Kartha
              and photo refractive polymers             Rani Joseph, K. Sreekumar
              for holographic recording.

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22             Optical studies on compound                 Dr.C.Sudha Kartha
               semiconductor thin films for                Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar
               solar cells.
23             Nano Magnetism                              Dr. M R Anantharaman
24             Conducting Polymers                         Dr. M R Anantharaman
25             Magnetic Nanocomposites                     Dr. M R Anantharaman
17.      Seminar/ Conference/ Workshop/ Refresher Courses conducted by the
         Department

Sl.No.          Title                  Duration           Coordinator            Funding Agency

1        Workshop on Physics:         June 6-16,       Dr. M.K. Jayaraj           SPIE CUSAT Student
         Scope and Awareness          2006                                        chapter and IUCAA
         for School children                                                      Reference Centre
2        Quiz programme for           20/09/2006       Dr. S.Jayalekshmi
         college students
3        Open House                   Oct. 18-19,      Prof.K.P.Vijayakumar
                                      2006
4        Seminar on Gravity           Feb. 23-24,      Prof. Ramesh Babu T CUSAT, IUCAA
         and light                    2007                                 Reference Centre
                                                                           and SPIE CUSAT
                                                                           student chapter.

18.      Consultancy Work

Sl. No.      Name of Consultancy              Name of Consultant                 Sponsoring Agency

1.           Trial deposition of CuInS2       Dr.K.P.Vijayakumar                 Corus Research
             over metal sheets.                                                  Development & Tech.
                                                                                 1970 CA Ijmuiden, The
                                                                                 Netherlands.
2.           Development of device          Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar                 Hind High Vacuum
             quality transparent            Dr.C.Sudha Kartha                    Company (P) Ltd.,
             conducting oxide thin                                               Bangalore.
             films using chemical
             spray pyrolysis technique
             for photo voltaic applications:
             A trial


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      DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Oceanography is a subject of past, recent and future, aimed at exploring the horizons of
knowledge pertaining to the hydro environment of this planet – as we also attempt to search
extra terrestrial bodies, probing for H2O. As a course designed for graduates, teaching and
research commenced way back 40 years in erstwhile Kerala University (in 1965) and evolved
to mature into a full-fledged program of this department. The master’s programme now cov-
ers topics on air-sea interaction, coastal and estuarine oceanography, coastal zone man-
agement, sea-state analysis, modeling, environmental oceanography etc. Placements are
at NIO, CESS, NPOL, NIOT, IISc, IIT, SAC, NRSA and so on, while some find positions
abroad and private. The M. Tech. Ocean Technology program further supports in depth stud-
ies in such frontier areas of Oceanography like acoustics, dynamics, coastal structures,
instrumentation and so on, aimed to mould skilled candidates in this realm. The department
also give emphasis to doctoral programs in the thrust areas of oceanography and the recent
awardees have theses in the topics like dredging impact assessment, coastal inlet dynam-
ics, coastal zone management and GIS, open ocean processes and so on.
This department has a dedicated lifeline of highly qualified decorated scientists and re-
searchers serving the nation in varied capacities. Also, time in and out, valued projects from
DOD, DST, MHRD, AICTE, MEF & UGC have been executed by the faculty attached to this
department. Members have often associated themselves with international bodies/ scien-
tists & teachers from foreign countries in their pursuit for academic excellence. A number of
students have qualified the NET – CSIR – UGC test to secure positions in national
laboratories/institutions. The department houses sophisticated instruments like ocean cur-
rent meters, automatic sedimentation analyzer, bathythermograph, echo sounder, tide cum
wave gauges, ship borne data acquisition systems etc.
1.     Programmes of Study/Research:
       (1)  M.Sc Oceanography
       (2)  M Tech Ocean Technology
       (3)  Ph.D Programme in Oceanography
2.      Faculty Members:
Sl. No. Name             Designation                      Qualification          Specialisation
1 Dr.A.N.Balchand        Professor                        M.Sc                   Environmental
                                                          Ph.D                   Oceanography
2    Dr. R Sajeev               Reader & Head             M. Sc                  Coastal
                                                          Ph.D                   Oceanography
3    Sri. P K Saji               Lecturer                 M Sc                   Ocean Circulation

3. Visiting Faculty
Sl. No. Name                     Designation              Qualification          Specialisation

1    Dr.K.S.N.Namboodiripad      Guest Lecturer, Retd.    M.Sc
                                 Faculty of DPO           Ph.D                   Wave and tide Studies

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2   Dr. K. Ravindran        Guest Lecturer
                            Retd. Director
                            of CIFT                   Ph. D, D. Sc           Material Technology
3   Dr.T.K.Sivadas          Guest Lecturer
                            Retd. Scientist,          Ph. D                  Ocean Observation &
                            CIFT                                             Instrumentation
4.      Research Staff:
Sl. No. Name                Designation               Qualification          Specialisation
1 Dr.K.Ajith Joseph         Project Scientist         M. Sc                  Satellite
                                                      Ph.D                   Oceanography
5.      Research Scholars:
Sl. No. Name            Funding Agency           Guide                       Area of Work
1 Sreedevi M.G.         Part time                Dr. A.N. Balchand           Estuarine
                                                                             Oceanography
2   Saji P K              Faculty                Dr. A N Balchand            Ocean Circulation
3   Chandramohan T        NIH, Roorkee           Dr. A N Balchand            Erosion and Sediment
                                                                             Transport
4   Rajesh.G              National Institute of Dr.R.Sajeev                  Wave studies
                          Ocean Technology
5   Jossia Joseph K.      Part Time             Dr. A.N. Balachand           Ocean Response to
                          National Institute                                 Atmospheric Forcing
                          of Ocean Technology
6   Thara.K.J             C M F R I, Kochi Dr.R.Sajeev                       Physical state of
                                                                             oceans and impacts
                                                                             on marine fisheries.
6.    Administrative Personnel:
Sl. No. Designation                                       No. of posts
1     Section Officer (Higher Grade)                             1
2     Selection Grade Assistant                                  1
3     Sr. Gr. Typist/Steno                                       1
4     Peon                                                       1
7.     Technical Personnel:
Sl. No        Designation                            No. of posts
1             Vacant                                      1
8.    Student Enrollment:
Sl. No.     Programme of Study                          Men       Women          Total
1           M.Sc Oceanography II Sem                     7          1              8
2           M.Sc Oceanography IV Sem                     9          4             13
3           M Tech Ocean Technology                      0          0              0

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9.     Research Facilities:

       a) Laboratories (List out Major equipments available):
          Lynz water level recorder
          Water distilling apparatus
          Ocean current meter
          Under water measurement system
          Universal data logger
          Connecting cable for digital storage recorder (no:32)
          Salinometer and bathy thermograph
          Electronic balance
          Marine navigation system g.p.s.receiver
          Digital water analyser
          U V visible spectrometer
          Lynx current meter
          Photometer
          Current meter
          3 D ACM Current Meter
          Van Dorn Water Sampler
          Portable Echo Sounder
          Wave Cum Tide Guage
          Dumpy Level
          GPS
          CTD

10.    Distinguished Visitors

Sl. No.   Name                         Affiliation                    Remarks
1      Dr K Ramesh Kumar               Sr. Scientist NIO, Dona        Lecture talk
                                       Paula, Goa
2      Dr T.Pankajakshan               Retd. Scientist, CIFT          Visited
3      Dr N.P. Kurien                  Retd. Director, CIFT           Visited

11.    Ph Ds Awarded

Sl.No. Title of Thesis                  Name of                       Supervising Guide
                                        Research Scholar
1.    Modeling of Suspended            Sri. T.Chandramohan            Dr.A.N.Balchand
      Sediment Dynamics in
      Tropical River Basins
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12.      Publications (duplication may be avoided):
         (a) Papers
Sl. No                                 Name of paper
1.       Roshin R. and Benny N.Peter (2006) Role of mesoscale eddies in the southwestern
         Indian Ocean and its relation to satelite derived Chlorophyll Concentration. Proc.
         International Workshop on Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemical and Ecological
         Research (SIBER), Gos, India, October 2006.
2.       Benny N. Peter and R.Raj (2006) Impact and variability of mesoscale eddies in the
         southwestern Indian Ocean. Proc. GODAE symposium on ocean data assimilation
         and prediction in Asia-Oceania, Beijing, China, October 2006.
3.       Benny. N. Peter and Roshin Raj (2007). Inter-annual variability of the phytoplanton
         bloom in the southwestern Indian Ocean and its relation to the mesoscale oceanic
         circulation. (Communicated to Journal of Marine Systems)
4.       Rasheed.K, Lix, J and A.N. Balchand. A study on suspended sediment transport in
         relation to dredging - best practice in port operations at Cochin (Abstract
         communicated to COPEDEC VII conference, Dubai).
5.       Rasheed.K and A.N. Balchand. A modeling of suspended sediment transport in a
         tropical estuary (Abstract communicated to INCHOE 07 conference, Surathkal,
         Karnataka)
13.      Participation in Seminar / conference / Refresher courses etc. by faculty /
         Students.

 Name of Participant       Name of Seminar/Conference/Workshop                Role

Dr.R.Sajeev                 Workshop on “Rehabilitation measures
                            for Tsunami affected coasts”, 27th
                            November 2006 Organised by Institute
                            of Land Management, PTP Nagar,
                            Thiruvananthapuram.                               Participant
Dr.R.Sajeev                 Seminar on Indian Maritime Environment
                            17 January 2007 Organised by Centre for
                            Techno-Strategic Studies (CTESS)
                            and at SMS.                                       Participant
Dr.R.Sajeev                 National workshop on Vagaries of Monsoon
                            Organised by Dept. of Atmospheric Science,
                            January 2007                                      Participant
Dr.R.Sajeev                 Review cum Workshop on “Indian Ocean
                            Modeling” at Indian National Centre for
                            Ocean Information Services (INCOIS),
                            Hyderabad. Jan 31st to 2nd Feb 2007.              Participant


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Dr.R.Sajeev                 National Workshop on Emerging trends
                            in Ocean science and Technology
                            organised by the Ocean Society of
                            India, March 16, 2007.                                    Participant
Dr. Balchand, A.N           Attend Workshop on ‘Vagarities of Monsoon,                Symposium
                            by DAS, January 2007, Cochin                              Conference
Dr. Balchand, A.N           Attend Workshop on Emerging trends in                     Symposium
                            Ocean Science and Technology by Ocean                     Conference
                            Society of India, Cochin, March 2007
Dr. Balchand, A.N           Management strategies for Urban “Coastal                  Paper Oral
                            Zones: Intergrating DPSIR concepts with GIS               Presentation
                            tools in People’s Participatory Programmes”
                            at Global Environmental Change, Natural
                            Disasters and their implications for Human
                            Security n Coastal Urban Areas – ESSP 2006
                            Conference, Beijing, China November 2006
Dr. Balchand, A.N           Jossia Joseph, Dr. Balchand, A.N,                         Paper
                            Hareeshkumar & Rajesh, 2007. Inertial
                            Oscillation forced by the September 1999
                            Cyclone in Bay of Bengal”, Current
                            Science, 92, 790-794.
Dr.Benny N.Peter            Attended and presented a paper at the Global
                            Ocean Data assimilation symposium held                    Oral
                            at Beijing, China, October 17-21, 2006.                   Presentation

14.   Sponsored research projects
Sl. No.             Title          Sponsoring agency        Amount         Investigator(s)
1     ARMEX                                DST              10,00000       Dr. R Sajeev
2     STEC Project                         DST              10,00000       Dr.K.Ajith Joseph

15.   Research programmes and activities
Sl. No.             Problem / Topic                                        Investigator(s)
1     Coastal Zone Management                                              A N Balchand
2     Coastal Oceanography                                                 R Sajeev
3     Ocean Circulation                                                    P K Saji
4     Southern Oceans and Antarctic Studies                                Benny N Peter
5     Modelling of Sediment Dynamics                                       Dr.K.Rasheed
6     Ocean colour application studies                                     Dr.K.Ajith Joseph


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         DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER SCIENCE AND
                RUBBER TECHNOLOGY
                                         Estd : 1972

Recognizing the importance of natural rubber and its significance in the Indian economy, the
Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology was instituted by the
University in 1972 in collaboration with the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), Kottayam.
The B.Tech course was started in 1972. The M.Tech course in Polymer
Technology was started in 1985 with assistance from UGC and AICTE. Professionals
belonging to the past batches now adorn various high positions in polymer industries and
research institutions in India as well as abroad. The Department is also actively engaged in
research in the frontier areas of Polymer Science /Technology.
Periodically the Department organizes conferences and seminars to bring polymer scien-
tists, technologists and engineers of academic and research institutions and industrial orga-
nizations to a common platform and deliberate on the status of plastics and rubber technol-
ogy and discuss the latest developments. A series of national seminars on ‘‘Advances in
Polymer Technology’’ (APT) have been organized by the Department in 1991, 1996 and
1998, 2002.
The Department has undertaken several research programmes to date. Five major projects
have been successfully completed with a financial outlay of 50 lakhs supported by DST,
MHRD and Vokswagen foundation, Germany. A major collaboration with the Eindhoven Tech-
nical University, The Netherlands was initiated in 2001 under the MHO programme of the
Dutch Government.
The Department is catering to the needs of the polymer industries in the country through its
consultancy wing. The students and research scholars are also part of the consultancy wing
under the guidance of teachers. This helps the students to get exposure to the live problems
faced by the industry.
Society of Polymer Technologists (SPOT) is a registered body of Department of Polymer
Science and Rubber Technology having a strength of 400 members including industrialists,
technologists, academicians all over India as well as abroad. SPOT is organizing various
activities like lectures, seminars, debates etc.


1.    Programmes of Study/ Research:

      1 B.Tech Course in Polymer science & Rubber Technology
      2 M.Tech Course in Polymer Technology
      3 Ph.D. Programme in Polymer Technology




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2.     Faculty Members:

Sl.No. Name                        Designation          Qualification           Specialization

1    Dr. Thomas Kurian             Head of the          B.Sc. (Kerala           Ionomers and polymer
                                   Department           Uty). B.Tech.           blends, Thermoplastic
                                   (Cochin Uty.)                                elastomers, natural
                                                        M.Tech (CUSAT)          rubber, Tyre
                                                        Ph.D. (I.I.T            Technology, polymer
                                                        Kharagpur)              processing.
                                                        Post-doc (Japan)
2    Dr. K.E.George                Professor            B.Sc.Engg.              Chemical Engineering,
                                   (Calicut Uty),                               Polymenr rheology,
                                                        M.Tech. (I.I.T          Polymer processing,
                                                        Madras)                 Polymer Science
                                                        Ph.D. (CUSAT)           Polymer blends,
                                                                                Polymer Physics
3    Dr. Rani Joseph               Professor            M.Sc (Kerala            Latex Technology,
                                                        (Uty.), B.Tech.         Adhesives and
                                                        (Cochin Uty.)           surface coatings,
                                                        Ph.D. (CUSAT)           Synthetic rubbers,
                                                                                Recycling, Conducting
                                                                                Polymers, Rubber-
                                                                                bound antioxidants.
4    Dr. Philip Kurian             Reader               B.Sc. (Kerala           Polymer processing,
                                                        Uty.), B.Tech           Testing, Natural and
                                                        (Cochin Uty),           syntheic rubbers,
                                                        M.Tech (Cochin,         Tyre technology,
                                                        Uty.), Ph.D.            Magnetic polymer
                                                        (CUSAT)                 composites
5    Dr. Eby Thomas Thachil        Reader               B.Sc.Engg.              Polymer Composites,
                                                        (Calicut Uty.)          Chemical Engineering,
                                                        M.Tech (I.I.T.          Testing, Moulds,
                                                        Madras), Ph.D           Adhesives and surface
                                                        (I.I.T Madras)          coatings, Polymeric
                                                                                materials.
6    Dr.Sunil K. Narayanankutty       Reader             M.Sc.(Kerala           Polymer composites,
                                                         Uty), M.Sc.            Polymer products
                                                         (CUSAT),               design, Polymer
                                                         M.Tech(CUSAT)          chemistry, Polymer
                                                         Ph.D. (I.I.T.          processing and
                                                         Kharagpur)             testing, Recycling

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Sl.No. Name                     Designation          Qualification           Specialization
7    Miss.Jayalatha                Lecturer           B.Sc.(M.G.Uty),        Polymer Science,
     Gopalakrishnan G                                 B.Tech (Cochin         Finers, Latex
                                                      Uty), M.Tech           technology, Testing,
                                                      (CUSAT)                Dies, Speciality
                                                                             polymers.

3.   Visiting Faculty

Sl.No. Name                     Designation            Qualification           Specialization

1    Mr.Jacob James             Manager, Premier       Mechanical             Graphics
                                Tyres                  Engg.
2    Mr. Siby Jose              Dy. General            B.Sc. B.Tech.          Tyre Technology
                                Manager, Apollo
                                Tyres
3    Mrs. Reshma                Management             B.Tech. MBA            Management
     Swaminathan                Expert
4    John Poulose               Manager, HLL           M.Tech.                Mech Engineering
5    Mohd. Sabeer M.A.          Software Expert        B.Tech.                CAD/CAM
6    Pravas K.                  Guest Faculty          M.Sc. M.Phil           Mathematics

4.   Research Staff:

Sl.No. Name                        Designation         Qualification         Specialization

1    Dr. Sreekala                  Pool Officer        Ph.D., Post Doc. Polymer Science

5.   Research Scholars:

Sl.No. Name                      Funding Agency      Guide                    Area of Work

1    Abhilash G.                 BARC                Dr.Rani Joseph           Application of
                                                                              Electron Bean
2    Dhanya R                    DST                 Dr.Rani Joseph           Photo refractive
                                                                              polymers
3    Saritha Chandran.           CUSAT               Dr.SunilK.               Cmposites
4    Jude Martin Mendez          UGC                 Dr. K.E.George           Polymer Blends
5    Maya K.S.                   UGC                 Dr. Rani Joseph          Nano Components
6    Joshi M.K.                  UGC                 Dr. Rani Joseph          Fibre reinforced
                                                                              inputs
7    Sreenivasan P.V             UGC                 Dr. Philip Kurian        Blend

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Sl.No. Name                      Funding Agency      Guide                   Area of Work

8     Sinto Jacob                CUSAT               Dr. K.E.George          Nano Composites
9     Parameswaran P.S.          UGC                 Dr. Eby Thomas          Thermosets
                                                     Thachil
10 Bhuvaneswary M.G.             UGC                 Dr. Eby Thomas          Thermosets
                                                     Thachil
11    Ansu Jacob                 CUSAT               Dr. Philop Kurian       Nano Fillers
12 Mary Alexander                UGC                 Dr. Eby Thomas
                                                     Thachil
13    Bipin Bal P.K.             CUSAT               Dr. Sunil K.N.          Composites
14    Prema K.H.                 UGC                 Dr. Philip Kurian
15    Vijayalakshmi V                                Dr. K.E.George          Nano Composites
16    Suma K.K.                  UGC                 Dr. Rani Joseph         Surface coatings
17    Leny Mathew                MG UTY.             Dr. Sunil K.N.
18    Aswathy K.V.               CUSAT               Dr. Rani Joseph         Nano composites
19    Raju P                                         Dr. Sunil K.N.
20    Priya Viswanath                                Dr. Eby Thomas
                                                     Thachil
21 Chitrakumari                                      Dr. K.E.George          Study of Rubber
                                                                             effluents
22 Ranjana Devi B.                                   Dr. K.E.George          Nano Composites
23 Jayalatha G.                                      Dr.Sunil K.N
24 Lakshmi K.                                        Dr.K.E.George           Conducting
                                                                             Polymers
25 Mathi Azhakan                                     Dr. Rani Joseph         Surface coating
26 K.K.Sasidharan                                    Dr. Thomas Kurian
27 Jose Sebastian                                    Dr. Eby Thomas
                                                     Thachil
28    Jolly V.Antony                                 Dr. K.E.George          Dr. Philip Kurian
29    Sreekumar N                                    Dr. Philip Kurian
30    Zeena P.Hamza                                  Dr. Thomas Kurian
31    Julie Chandra                                  Dr. Sunil K.N.
32.   Mini A.M.                                      Dr. Philip Kurian
33    Jasmine T.P.                                   Dr. Thomas Kurian       Dr. K.E.George
34    Neuty Joseph                                   Dr. K.E.George
35    Preetha Nayar K.                               Dr. Rani Joseph         Nano composites
36    Dr. Sreekala M.S.          DST                 Pool Officer

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6. Administrative Personnel:
Sl.No. Designation                                        No. of Posts

1        Section Officer                                        2
2        Assistant                                        2 (1 Vacant)
3        Peon                                                   1
4        Sweeper-cum-Cleaner                                    1

7.       Technical Personnel:

Sl.No.      Designation                                   No. of Posts

1        Librarian                                               1
2        Store Keeper                                            1
3        Technician                                              1
4        Attender                                           1 (vacant)

8.       Students Enrollment:

Sl.No.      Programme of Study                          Men          Women      Total

1        M.Tech. (PS&RT) Sem. IV                          4              7       11
2        M.Tech. (PS&RT) Sem. II                         13              7       20
3        B.Tech. (PS&RT) Sem. VI                         16              5       21
4        B.Tech. (PS&RT) Sem. V                          17              4       21
5        B.Tech. (PS&RT) Sem. II                         16              2       18

9.       Research Facilities:
         a) Laboratories (List out Major equipments available)
Sl.No.     Name of the Equipment                 Cost          Model and Make
                                                (Rs.in
                                                Lakhs)

1.         Universal Testing Machines              40          Shimadzu Atograph 50 kN and
                                                               10 kN (2002)
2          Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer             50          TA Q800 (2004)
3          DSC                                     12          TA Q100 (2002)
4          TGA                                     12          Ta Q50 (2002)
5          Rheomix                                 30          Thermo Haake Poly Lab System
                                                               600-P (2003)
6          HPLC                                    15          Waters 515 (2003)
7          Stereo Microscope                       5           Carl Zeiss (1998)


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Sl.No.     Name of the Equipment                      Cost        Model and Make
                                                     (Rs.in
                                                     Lakhs)

8          Two roll mill                               3          SMX Lab-613, Santhosh (2002)
9          Hydraulic press                             2          SHP-50, Santhosh (2002)
10         Abrader DIN                                 6          Zwick Germany
                                                                  CEAST Italy (2007)
11         Impact Tester                               4          CEAST Italy (2007
12         Stereo Microscope                           5          Carl Zesis (1998)
13         FTIR                                        6          Bruker
14         Refractometer                               4          Atago
15         Nanovolt meter                              5          Keithley

           b) Library:
            No. of Books/Journals on 31st                     Additions During The Year
              march of Previous Year
               Books               3345                                     68
               Journals              20                                     10

           c) Others
              Magazines - 08
10.      Distinguished Visitors:
Sl.No.      Name                       Affiliation                                        Remarks
1         Prof. Philips Marc           ENSEA (Graduate (Grande Ecole) of
                                       Electrical
                                       Engineering and Telecommunications-
                                       France
2         Prof. Angel Alvarex          Vice-Rector for Universidad Politecnica de
                                       Madrid, Spain
3         Dr. Vanita Misquita          IIT France - Overseas Office
          Ph.D Director of
          Overseas Programs
4         Abhinav Dubey                Radiation Technology Development Section
          Scientific Officer D         Bhabha Atomic Reasearch Center
                                       Mumbai 400085, India
5         Jiri G Drobny,               Drobny Polymer Associates 11 Qualis Way
          President                    Merrimack, NH 03054 USA
6         Patrick van Schijnel         TU/E, Eindhoven The Netherlands

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Sl.No.      Name                       Affiliation                              Remarks

7         Dr. Gunter Festel            Schurmattstr. 1, CH-6331 Hunenberg/Zug
          Festel Capital
8         Dr Charion Nakason           Prince of Songkla University Thailand
          Professor

11.      Ph.D Awarded:

         Name of                       Supervising guide
         Research Scholar
      Dr. K.P.Unnikrishnan             Dr. Eby Thomas Thachil
      V Nisha                          Dr. Rani Joseph
      Rinku Marian Thomas              Dr. K.E.George
      Thomas N.Abraham                 Dr. K.E.George
      Lakshmikutty Amma                Dr. K.E.George
      Sunny M.C                        Dr. K.E.George


12.      Publications

         a. Papers

         Rani Joseph

1.       Reusable Recording Medium based on MBPVA and Vinyl Acetate Journal of
         Modern Optics Vol 53 No 3 2006 343-355
2.       Copper Doped Methylene Blue sensitized Poly vinyl alcohol -Acrylamide film for
         stable diffraction Efficiency.
3.       Carbon nanotubes induced crystallization of poly (ethylene terephthalate,
         POLYMER Volume 47, Issue 11, 17 May 2006, Pages 3976-3980
4        Preparation and properties of iodine-doped radiopaque natural rubber
         Journal of Applied Polymer Science
         Volume 105, Issue 2, Date: 15 July-2007, Pages: 429-434
         V. S.Nisha Rani Joseph
5.       Studies on xanthate/dithiocarbamate accelerator combination in NR/BR blends
         Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
         Volume 103, Issues 6, Date: 15 March 2007 Pages: 3516-3520
         Shiny Palaty, Rani Joseph
6        Dielectric bahavior of natural rubber composites in microwave fieulds
         Journal of Applied Polymer Science


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       Volume 103, Issue 4, Date: 15 February 2007, Pages: 2682-2686
       Honey John, Rani Joseph, KT.Mathew
7      Effect of different forms of poly o-toluidine/poly vinyl chloride composites on
       dielectric properties in the microwave field
       Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
       Volume 103, Issues 4, Date: 15 February 2007 Pages: 2253-2260
       Honey John, Rani Joseph, K.T.Mathew
8      Mechanical Properties of short-isora-fiber reinforced natural rubber compos
       ites: Effects of fiber length, orientation, and loading; alkali treatment; and
       bonding agent
       Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
       Volume 103, Issues 3, Date: 5 February 2007, Pages: 1640-1650
       Lovely Mathew, Rani Joseph
9      A novel accelerator combination for the low temperature curing of silica-filled
       NBR compounds
       Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
       Volume 102, Issues 6, Date: 15 December 2006, Pages: 5680-5683
       Shiny Palaty, Rani Joseph
10     Epoxidised Natural Rubber aa a Coupling Agent in insitu Precipitated
       Silica-Natural Rubber Composites
       Journal of Rubber Research
       Volume 9, Issues 4, 2006, Pages: 204-216
       Maya K.S., Rani Joseph, Jacob K. Varkey and Benny George
11     Preparation and Characterization of Radiopaque Natural rubber
       Volume 79, Issues 5, 2006, Page: 870
       V.S.Nisha and Rani Joseph
12     Effect of Low Temperature Curing on Short Isora Fibre Reinforced Natural
       Rubber Composites
       Journal of Rubber Research
       Volume 9, 2006, Issue 1
       Lovely Mathew, SHiny Palatty and Rani Joseph
13     Studies on the dielectric behaviour of polypyrrole and its composites
       composites with poly (vinyl chloride)
       Microwave and Optical Technology Letters
       Volume 48, Issue 7, Date: July 2006, Pages: 1324-1326
       Honey John, Rinku M. Thomas, Joe Jacob, Rani Joseph, K.T.Mathew
     1 Nanocomposites: crystallization, reinforcement and electrical conductivity in PET
       through single walled carbon nanotubes, Anoop Anand K.U.S.Agarwal and Rani
       Joseph, ‘International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT 2006),
       March 16-18, 2006, India Habitate Center, New Delhi, India.
     2 Mechanical, dynamic mechanical and rheological characteristics of PET-SWNT
       nanocomposites; Anand, A, Agarwal, U.S. and Joseph, R, 17th AGM of Materials
       Research Socieyt of India (MRSI), Feb. 13-15, 2006, Univesity of Lucknow, India

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   3 Improved compatibility of CIIR-EPDM blends by partial procuring of CIIR; Jose,
     S.Anand, A and Joseph, R, 17t AGM of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI),
     Feb 13-15, 2006, University of Lucknow, India.
   4 PET-SWNT nanocoposites through ultrasound- assisted solution evaporation; Anoop
     Anand K, Rani Joseph and U.S.Agarwal, National Conference on Frontiers in
     Polymer Science and Technlogy, (POLYMER 2006), Feb 10-12, 2006, Indian
     Association for the Cuiltivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India.
   5 Carbon nanotubes reinforced nanocomposites form poly (ethylene terephthalate),
     Anoop Anand K., U.S. Agarwal and Rani Joseph, 18th Kerala Science Congress, Jan
     29-31, 2006, CESS, THiruvananthapuram
1    “Particleboard from Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL)” Polymers and Polymer
     Composites, Vol. 15, No 1, 2007
2    “Epoxy modified unsaturated polyester hybrid networks”, Benny Cherian A,Lity
     Alen Varghese and Eby Thomas Thachil, European Polymer Journal, in press
     (available online).
3    “Effect of composition on adhesive blends consisting of neoprene and phenol-
     cardanol-formaldehyde copolymer”, Lity Alen Varghese and Eby Thomas Thachil,
     International Journal of Polymeric Materials, Vol. 56, pp.1-13 (2007).
4.   “Modification of unsaturated polyester by polythylene glycol” A.B.Cherian and
     E.T.Thachil, Plastics Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering, in press.
5.   “Properties of polyvinyl alcohol cement pastes”. Priya Viswanath and Eby Thomas
     Thachil, Materials and Structures, in press.
6.   “Effect of Phenol- CNSL- Formaldehyde on Thermal Ageing of Elastomers”
     International Journal of Polymeric Materials, in press.
7    “Particleboard from Cashew Nut Shell Liqyid (CNSL)-II” Mary Lubi C and Eby
     Thomas Thachil, Polymer Plastic Technology and Engineering, in press.
8    “Influence of ether linkages on the properties of resol phenolic resin” by
     P.S.Parameswaran and Eby Thomas Thachil, International Journal of Polymeric
     Materials 56:177-185, 2007
9    “Effectiveness of cardanol as plasticizer for silica-filled natural rubber” by Mary
     Alexander, Phillip Kurian and Eby Thomas Thachil, Progress in Rubber, Plastics
     and Recycling Technlogy, Vol. 23, No 1, 2007
10   “Performance of neoprene-phenolic adhesives on different substrates” by Lity Alen
     Varghese and Ey Thomas Thachil, Journal Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol.20,
     No.14, pp 1625 (2006)
11   “Adhesive properties of neoprene-phenolic-EPN blends”, Lity Alen Varghese, Beena
     T. Abraham and Eby Thomas Thachil, Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling
     Technolgy, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2006.
12. “A comparative study of cardanol and aromatic oil as plastcizers for carbon black
     filled natural rubber” by Mary Alexander and Eby Thomas Thachi, Journal of
     Applied Science, Vol 102, No. 5.p[pp 4835-4841, ec. 2006.

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1     Thomas Kurian, Marketable and Modified Forms of Natural Rubber, Lecutre
      Presented at the National seminar on “Advances in Chemistry of Natural
      Prducts” (CHEMSEM 2006) K.K.T.M. Government College, Pullut, Kodungallor,
      Kerala.
1.    Thomas Kurian and Thommachan Xavier, “Reprocessable lonic Thermoplastic
      Elastomer based on Natural Rubber” oral presentation at the Asia RUBTECH
      EXPO’06- Conference, November 23-25, 2006, Kochi, India.
1.    T.Kurian, M.Nishioka, T.Takahashi, and K.Koyama, Dynamic Melt Rheological
      Properties of lonomers based on Poly (ethylene-co-acrylic acid) and Poly
      (ethylene-co-methacrylic acid), Intern. J.Polymeric Mater, 56, 135-2007)
1     Effectiveness of Cardanol as Plasticiser for Silica-Filled Natural Rubber Mary
      Alexander, Philip Kurian and Eby Thomas Thachil. Progress in Rubber, Plastics and
      Recycling Technology, Vol. 23, No.1, 2007.
2     Effect of Magnetic nano particles on cure characteristics and mechanical properties
      of neoprene rubber. Prema K.H., Philip kurian, Vijutha Sunny, Anantharaman M.R.
      International Conference on Nanomaterials and its Applications (ICNA-2007), Feb.
      4-6, 2007, NIT Trichy.
3     Dielectic and mechanical properties of nitrile rubber based composites containing
      barium ferrite and carbon black M.A.Soloman, Philip Kurian M.R.Anantharaman and
      P.A.Joy Plastcs Rubber and Composites (In press)
4.    Transport properties of natural rubber latex layered clay nanocomposites. Ansu
      Jacob, Philip Kurian, Abi Santhosh Aprem. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (In
      press)
5     Mechanical properties and morphology of powdered nitrile rubber toughened
      polystyrene. Sreenivasan P.V. and Philip Kurian. Journal of Applied Polymer Sciecne.
      (Accepted for Publication)
6     Physicomechanical and Magnetic Properties of Neoprene Based Rubber Ferrite
      Composites. Prema K.H., Philip Kurian, P.A.Joy and M.R.Anantharaman Polymer
      Plastics Technology and Engineering (Accepted for Publication)
7     Permittivity Characteristics in the X and S band Frequencies of Microwave
      Absorbers based on Rubber Ferrite Composites Prema. K.H., Philip Kurian, Suma
      M.N.Manoj Joseph and M.R.Anantharaman, Journal of Elastomers and Plastics
      (Communicated)
8.    Effect of Carbon Black on the Mechanical and Dielectric Properties of Rubber
      Ferrite Composites. Prema K.H., Philip Kurian, Sanoj. MA. and M.R.Anantharaman.
      Progress in Rubber, Plastic and Recycling Technology (Communicated)
9     Frequency dependence on dielectric properties of carbon black loaded rubber
      ferrite fcomposites: Prema K.H., Philip Kurian, Sanoj M.A and M.R.Anantharaman.
      Asia RubTech Expo, 2006, Kochi.
10.   Development of Rubber Ferrite Composites with Appropriate Dielectric
      Characteristics for High frequency applications. Prema. K.H., and
      M.R.Anantharaman. 19th Kerala Science Congress (2007)

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11     On the Physicomechanical and Magnetic Properties of RFCs Based on Neoprene
       Rubber and Nickel Ferrite. Prema K.H., Philip Kurian and M.R.Anatharaman. Froniters
       in Oranic Chemistry (FOCY 2007), Cannanore.
1      Effect of epoxy based bonding agent on the cure characteristics and mechanical
       properties of short Nylon fiber reinforced Acrylonitrile- Butadience rubber
       composite. A. Seema and S.K.N.Kutty, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 99(2),
       532-539, 2006
2      Thermal degradation of Short Nylon -6-fiber reinforced Styrene butadiene rubber
       composite, A.Seema and S.K.N.Kutty, Int.J.Polym. Mater., 55(1), 25-35, 2006
3      Rheology of short Nylon-6 fiber reinforced Styrene Butadiene Rubber, A.Seema
       and S.K.N.Kutty, Int. J.Polym. Mater, 54 (10), 933-948, 2005
4      Cure characteristics and mechanical properties of short Nylon-6 fiber-Neoprene
       rubber composite containing epoxy resin as bonding agent, A.Seema and
       S.K.N.Kutty, Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., 44(6), 1139-1158, 2005
5      Rheological characteristics of short nylon 6 fiber reinforced styrene butadience
       rubber containing epoxy resin as bonding agent, A.Seema and S.K.N.Kutty, Int.
       J.Polym. Mater., 54(11), 1031-1045-2005.

13 .   Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher course etc. by Faculty Students:
Name of Participant   Name of Seminar/ Conference/Workshop                  Role

Dr. K.E.George        Asia RUBTECH EXPO’06 - Conference,                    Technical Committee
                      Novemebr 23-25, 2006, Kochi, India                    Convenor
Dr. Rani Joseph       Asia RUBTECH EXPO’06 - Conference,                    Session Chairperson
                      Novemebr 23-25, 2006, Kochi, India.
Dr. Thomas Kurian     1) National Workshop on Nano Science                  Participant
                      and Technology at Amrita Viswa Vidyapeed,
                      Amritapuri Campus 14th to 18th May 2007
                      2) One day Workshop on Good Laboratory                Participant
                      Practices (GLP) on 19 Januay 2006, at
                      Sophisticated Test and Instrumentation
                      Centre (STIC), Kochi
                      3) Short-term course on Interpresonal                 Participant
                      Interpersonal Communication during
                      February 13-18, 2006 at the Dept, of
                      Humanities & Social Sciences,
                      IIT Kharagpur
                      4) Asia RUBTECH EXPO’06- Conference,                  Session Chairperson
                      November 23-25, 2006, Kochi, India                    & Oral presenation of
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Name of Participant     Name of Seminar/ Conference/Workshop                  Role

                         5) CHEMSEM 2006 at K.K.T.M.
                         Government College, Pullut
                         Kodungalloor, Kerala.
Dr. Sunil K.             Asia RUBTECH EXPO/06 - Conference
Narayanankutty           November 23-25, 2006, Kochi, India                   Participant

14.      Sponsored Research Projects:

Sl.No.      Title                      Sponsoring            Amount            Investigator(s)
                                        Agency

         Innovation of Technology         AICTE          Rs. 12.7 lakhs        Dr. Thomas Kurian
         for the manufacture of                                                (P1)
         re-dispersible natural                                                Dr. Philip Kurian
         rubber

15.      Research Programmes and Activities:

Research programmes being conducted in various frontier areas such as Nano Technology,
Rubber Ferrite Comosites, Magnetic Nano Composites, Short fibre re-inforced composites,
Toughening to Thermoset resins, lonomers, Modification of Natural elastomers etc.

16.      Consultancy Work :

Sl.No.      Name of Consultancy         Name of consultant              Sponsoring Agency

1        Low cost Phenolic Resin        Dr. Rani Joseph &               Grindwell Norton Ltd
                                        Dr. Thomas Kurian
2        Low Formaldehyde Resin         Dr. Sunil K.                    Grindwell Norton Ltd.
                                        Narayanankutty

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             DEPARTMENT OF SHIP TECHNOLOGY

The Department of Ship Technology is one of the pioneers in the field of Naval Architecture
education in this country. The Department was established with an aim to create a new and
dynamic generation of Naval Architects to meet the requirements of Indian Shipbuilding
Industry, Ship classification Societies, R&D organisations, Indian Navy, and related
institutions. With this in view, a B.Tech course in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding was
started in 1975. This department maintains active collaboration and interaction with IITs,
foreign universities, shipyards and other industries. These institutions have been
generous in extending their facilities and expertise to impart training to our students. The
fruitful collaboration of this department with Rostock University, Germany dates back to 1978
and remains as an important milestone in the growth of this department. The B. Tech. course
was accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, for five years from 1994.
The Ministry of Surface Transport, Govt. of India approved this course for the M.O.T. Certifi-
cate Examination, thus enabling our graduates to venture into the field of Marine Engineering
also. Indian Navy has recognised this department as a centre for the higher education of their
officers.
The curriculum was drawn up and updated in consultation with experts from various walks of
the field. This has brought the course curriculum in conformity with international
standards. The department has a highly qualified and dedicated faculty, an excellent
library, computer centre, laboratories and workshops. The quality of education imparted and
the resulting professional competence of the graduates enabled the department to achieve a
unique record of 100% placement to its graduates in India and abroad.
The intake of students, based on the Common Admission Test (CAT), is limited to 39 (of
which 12 seats are reserved for cadets from Indian Navy) and 2 seats for Foreign students
and one seat for sports quota. An M.Tech. degree programme in Computer Aided
Structural Analysis and Design, having a very promising employment potential, was started
in 1995 with an intake of 10 students later increased to 15 students. This department also
offers Ph.D. programmes in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and related fields.

1.    Programs of study

      1. Bachelor of Technology            Naval Architecture and Ship Building)
      2. Master of Technology              (Computer Aided Structural Analysis & Design)
      3. Doctor of Philosophy              (Hydrodynamics, Structural Analysis, Strength of
                                           Materials,Ship design, Offshore Structures, Ship
                                           Motions, Ship & Submarine Controllability,
                                           Resistance and Propulsion, Stability, Ship
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2.       Faculty Details

Sl.No.    Name                     Designation      Qualification             Specialization

1    Dr. Dileep K Krishanan        Reader           B.Tech.(Hons) N.A.,       Manoeuvrability,
                                                    IIT Kharagpur, M.E.       Ship Resistance
                                                    Ocean Engg.(Stevens       and Propulsion
                                                    Tech USA) Ph.D
                                                    (Southampton UK
2    Dr. K.P.Narayanan             Reader           B.Tech.(NA&SB)            Ship Structures
                                                    CUSAT Dr. Ing.            and strength
                                                    (Rostock Univ.
                                                    Germany)
3    Dr. S.K. Pyarilal             Reader           B.Tech.(NA&SB)            Ship Design,
                                                    CUSAT Dr. Ing.            Marine
                                                    (Rostock Univ.            Hydrodynamocs
                                                    Germany)
4    Dr. C.G. Nandakumar           Reader           B.Tech. (Civil Engg)      Strength of ships
                                                    M.Tech (Ocean Engg,       Finite element
                                                    IIT Madras)               method
                                                    Ph.D. (IIT Madras)
5    Dr. K. Roby                   Reader           B.Tech. Naval         Naval Architecture,
                                                    Architecture (CUSAT), Computer
                                                    M.Tech.(Comp.Science Science
                                                    IITMadras), Ph.D.
                                                    (Osaka Prefecture
                                                    University, Japan)
6    Mr. James Joseph Kattady Reader &              B.Sc. Engg Mech.          Marine Engineering
                              Head                  Dip.Ing (Rostock          Thermodynamics
                                                    Germany) MBA
                                                    (CUSAT)
7    Mrs.Mariamma Chacko           Reader           B.Tech.(Elect. Engg.)     Fault tolerant
                                                    M.Tech. (Electronics      CPU architecture
8    Mr. Mathiazhagan A.           Sr. Lecturer,    M.Sc.( Applied            Material Science
                                                    chemistry, Guindy)        and Corrosion
                                                    M.E.(Metallurgy,          Engineering
                                                    REC,Trichy
9    Dr. Sudheer C.B.              Lecturer,        B.Tech. Naval             Production Engg.
                                                    Architecture              Ship Production,
                                                    (CUSAT), Dr. Ing.         CAD/CAM
                                                    (Rostock University,
                                                    Germany)

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Sl.No.    Name                   Designation      Qualification                Specialization
10 Mr. Sivaprasad K              Reader           B.Tech. Naval           Ship Building
                                                  Architecture (CUSAT), technology
                                                  M.Sc. (Ship production
                                                  technology, Strathclyde
                                                  University, Glasgow)
11 Mr. B. Mohanbabu              Reader           B.Sc Engg (Mech)             Fluid Mechanics
                                                  M.S.c Engg ( Mech,           & Applied
                                                  Kerala Univ)                 Mechanics

3. Research scholars

Sl        Name                   Funding          Guide                        Area of work
No.                              Agency

1     Baiju.M.V.                 Nil            Dr. P.Krishnankutty         Investigation of
                                                                            directional stability
                                                                            of a fishing vessel
                                                                            during traveling
2     Bindumol.T.V.                             Dr. C.G.Nandakumar          Stochastic Finite
                                                                            Element analysis
                                                                            of plates
3     Dileeplal                                 Dr.K.P. Narayanan           Reliability based
                                                                            Engg design in
                                                                            shipbuilding
4     Shine.U.P.                                Dr. E.M.S. Nair             Fatigue and
                                                                            Fracture studies on
                                                                            structural
                                                                            components
5     Simon.K.A.                                Dr. E.M.S. Nair             Marine engg.
                                                                            Training in India
6     Sivaprasad.K.                             Dr. C.G. Nandakumar         Ship Recycling
7     Sunil Kumar.P.G.                          Dr. C.G.Nandakumar          Stochastic
                                                                            method in ships
                                                                            strength estimation
8     Vikas V Shenoy                            Dr. C.G. Nandakumar         Investigation on
                                                                            analysis design
                                                                            & construction
                                                                            management of
                                                                            port and harbor
                                                                            structure

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Sl       Name                    Funding          Guide                       Area of work
No.                              Agency
9     Prabha C                                  Dr. C.G.Nandakumar          Analysis of
                                                                            Stiffened Cylin
                                                                            drical Shell with
                                                                            Openings
10 Santhosh B                                   Dr. C.G.Nandakumar          Thermo struc
                                                                            tural analysis of
                                                                            3D Composites
11 Nandagopan O.R.                              Dr. C.G.Nandakumar          Numerical
                                                                            Inverstigations on
                                                                            shock response of
                                                                            submarine cylindri
                                                                            cal shells
4.     Administrative personnel
Sl.No.            Designation                            No. of posts
1      Section Officer                                         1
2      Assistants                                        3 (2 vacant)
3      Typist                                            2 (1 vacant)
4      Clerical Asst                                           1
5      Peon                                                    2
6      Asst. Librarian                                         1
7      Professional Assistant                                  1
8      Store Keeper                                       1 Vacant
9      Sweeper                                                 1

5.      Technical personnel

Sl. No.         Designation                              No. of posts
1     Technical Officer Gr. I                                 1
2     Tech. Assistant Gr.III                                  1
3     Tech Assistant Gr.II                                    1
4     Technician Gr. II                                       3
5     Lab. Assistant                                          1
6     Ammonia Print-cum-Photocopier operator                  1

6.      Students enrollment
Sl No Programme of study                          Men            Women          Total

1       B.Tech (NA&SB)                             36               Nil          36
2       M.Tech(CASAD)                               2               5             7


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7.       Research facilities

         a) Laboratory

1.       Fluid Mechanics, Material testing, Instrumentation
2.       Computer lab
3.       Workshops- Carpentry, M/C Shop, Welding shop, Fitting shop & Model making.

         b) Library

         No. of Books/Journals on 31st                              Additions during
            March of previous year                                     the year
                    Books - 8279                                            43
                    Journals - 15                                            2
8.       Distinguished visitors
         1.   Colin.S. Forstler, Project Director, Specialist Setvices, Dubai
         2.   UEDA Noberu, Executive President of Class NK, Japan
         3.   A.V.Pradhan, G.M.N.K. Mumbai
         4.   A.H.Solanki, General Manager, Design, Mazagon Dock Ltd., Mumbai
         5.   Camde.Ratnakar Gosh, Principal Director, Directorate of Naval Architecture Jera
              Bhavan, New Delhi

9.       Ph.Ds Awarded
Sl.No.        Title of Thesis               Name of Research Scholar                Supervising Guide
          Analytical Investigations            Smt. Alice Mathai                   Dr. C.G.Nandakumar
          on Collapse of Cylindrical
          Submarine Shells

10.      Publications
         A) Papers (only papers published/accepted to be included)

         Mr. K.Sivaprasad
         1. K.Sivaprasad, Vipin Vijayan, Nautical Habitats, Past, Present and Future,
            Aryabhateeya - 2004, National Seminar on Habital in Land, Water and Space,
            Institution of Engineers, Kerala and Swadeshi Science Movement, Trivandrum,
            27-28, December 2004

         Mr. A.Mathiazhagan
         1. Thermal spray coating for repair of ship propeller, Journal of ships technic-2004,
            Vol-xx.pp-101-110.

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         Dr. C.G.Nandakumar
         1. J.Ramanujan C.G.Nandakumar “Finite Element Analysis of Ship Structures”
            Journal of Institution of Engineers (India) Vol 84, pp65-67 January 2004.
         2. Alice Mathai, C.G.Nandakumar, “Finite element Analysis of Submarine Shells”
            Journal of Indian Institution of Engineers (India) Vol. 85, pp4-8, July 2004.
         3 Bindu.S.Nair, C.G.Nandakumar, “Finite element Analysis of Bulkheads”Souvenir
           on Commodore Garg Memorial Lecture, Published by Institution of Naval
           Architects (India) pp.153-156 Februay 2005
         4 G.Anand C.G.Nadakumar “Fnite Element Abalysis of Pressure Vessels”,
           Proceedings of International Congress on Boiler Engineering and Technology,
           Kochi, India pp.B72-83, Nov 2004
         5 Alice Mathai, C.G.Nandaumar, “Geometrically Non-Linear Analysis of
           Submarine Shells” Proceedings of International Congress on Computational
           mechanism and simulation, Kanpur, India, Dec 2004.
         6 Ansu.Susan.Mathew, C.G.Nandakumar, “Finite Element Analysis of Doubly
           Curved Sub Sea Shells” Procedings of International Conference on Structural
           and Road Transportation Engneering, Khanpur, 2005.
11.      Sponsored research projects

Sl.No.     Title                      Sponsoring            Amount            Inverstigators
                                      Agency
1        Numerical Estmation of      Naval Research          Rs. 19           Dr. P.Krishnankutty
         Second Order Wave           Board, Indian           Lakhs            Dr. Dileep Krishnan
         Forces on Ship and          Navy
         Ocean Platforms

12.      Consultancy work

Sl.No.      Name of Consultancy         Name Consultant           Sponsoring Agency
1           Steel Chundan Vallam        Dr. S.K.Pyarilal          Aries Marine & Engg. Services

13.      Departmental Publications, if any
         Vol. XVI Shipstechnic, Annual Technical Journal, Published by SNAS

14.      Extra curricular activities
         Various activities organised by Society of Naval Architecture Students.


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                    DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
                                          Estd: 1996

The Department of Statistics was established in 1996 by bifurcating the School of
Mathematical Sciences into two Departments. The Department offers a four semester M.Sc.
Programme in Statistics and an M.Tech Programme in Engineering Statistics
besides research programmes leading to Ph.D degree. The thrust areas of research in the
department includes Distribution Theory, Bayesian Inference, Time Series Analysis, Infer-
ence in Stochastic Processes, Reliability Modelling and Information Theory.
The M.Sc. course is intended to provide a platform for talented students to undergo higher
studies in the subject as well as to train them to suit for the needs of society.
The M.Tech. course is intended to provide a vehicle for interaction between the modern
approaches to quality and reliability engineering, statistical methodology and industrial en-
gineering aspects, thereby facilitating integration of appropriate techniques.
The UGC has recognized the Department under the Special Assistance Programme at DRS
level. An amount of Rs. 32.00 lakhs have been sanctioned for five years to develop research
facilities. The Deaprtment is being identified by the DST under the FIST programme. Under
this programme DST has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 19.5 lakhs for infrastructral develop-
ment.
Four UGC sponsored minor research projects have already been completed and one major
research project sponsored by DST is ongoing. The Department has so far conducted one
international seminar, one workshop at international level beisdes serveral national confer-
ences. During 2006-07 one national conference and on international conference was hosted
by the department.
The Department is publishing an international journal STATISTICAL METHODS since De-
cember 1999. The journal has received wide recognition among the international
statistical community. The Department has been identified as a center for organizing
refresher courses for College/University teachers since 1993. The Department is offering
consultancy services to various industrial establishments and R&D institutions in the State
in data analysis, planning of surveys, reliability modeling and quality improvement.The de-
partmental library has about 2000 books and is presently subscribing to 20 journals. The
Department has a well-equipped computer lab with internet facility. The department has
acquired the latest computer soft wares such as SPSS CFR-RELTEC, CFR-RAMS, CFR-
SPC and CFR-RLCOM so as to meet the needs of the students. In addition, a well-equipped
metrology laboratory with metrological instruments is set up for the use of the M.Tech. stu-
dents.
To enhance academic pursuits in socially relevant and scientifically interesting fields a Cen-
tre for Population Studies has been established in the Department. The centre is aimed at
conducting research in Demography, Community, health and related fields of Social Sci-
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1.       Programmes of Study/Research

         1. M.Sc. (Statistics)
         2. M.Tech (Engineering Statistics)
         3. Research (FT & PT)

2.       Faculty Members:

Sl.No.      Name                     Designation        Qualification         Specialisation

1. Dr.V.K.Ramachandran Nair          Professor          M.Sc., Ph.D           Queuing Theory
                                                                              Probability
                                                                              Distributions,
                                                                              Stochastic
                                                                              Processes,
                                                                              Multivariate Analysis
2. Dr. K.R.Muraleedharan Nair        Professor &        M.Sc., M.Phil,        Distribution
                                     Head               Ph.D                  Theorym
                                                                              Reliability
                                                                              Modelling
                                                                              Information
                                                                              Theory
3. Dr.N.Balakrishna                  Professor           M.Sc., M.Phil.,      Stochastic
                                                        Ph.D                  Process&Inference,
                                                                              Time Series
                                                                              Models,Data
                                                                              Analysis,Chaos &
                                                                              Non linear time
                                                                              Series
4. Sri. K.C. James                   Reader             M.Tech                Industrial
                                                                              Engineering,
                                                                              DEA,TQM &
                                                                              ISO 9000
5. Dr. P.G.Sankaran                  Reader             M.Sc., Ph.D           Distribution Theory
                                                                              Reliability Theory
                                                                              Data Analys
6. Dr.Asha Gopalakrishnan            Reader             M.Sc., Ph.D           DistributionTheory
                                                                              DiscreteReliability
                                                                              Theory
7. Dr. S.M. Sunoj                    Lecturer           M.Sc., Ph.D           DistributionTheory
                                                                              Reliability Theory
                                                                              Data Analysis

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3.       Research Staff:

Sl.No.      Name                       Designation         Qualification        Specialisation

1        Jagathnath Krishna            Project Fellow         M.Sc.             Reliability Theory

2        Dr. Bismi G.Nadh             Project Fellow          M.Sc.             Reliability Engineering

4.       Research Scholars:


Sl.No.      Name                       Supporting        Guide                   Area of Work
                                       Agency

1.       Haritha N.Haridas            UGC SRF            Dr.K.R.Muralee- Distribution theory
                                                         dhanran Nair
2        Gleeja V.L.                   CSIR/SRF          Dr.P G Sankaran Distribution theory
3.       Maya S.S.                    UGC JRF            Dr. S.M.Sunoj           Weighted distribution
4.       Sreeja V.N.                   j SRF             Dr.P.G.Sankaran Reliability analysis
5.       Sudheeshkumar                 UGC SRF           Dr.N.Unnikri-           Reliability analysis
         Kattumannil                                     shnan Nair
6        Stephy Thomas                 CSIR JRF          Dr.V.K.Ramach-          Reliability
                                                         andran Nair             analysis
7        Noushida N.A                  UJRF              Dr.N.Balakrishna Stochastical properties
                                                                          and applications of
                                                                          some stochastic processes
8        Smitha S.                                       Dr.K.R.Muraleedharan Distribution theory
                                                         Nair
9        Hareesh, G.                   Part-time         Dr.N. Balakrishna Time series
                                                                           analysis.
10.      Sujith, P.                    -do-              Dr.N. Balakrishna State-space
                                                                           models and their
                                                                           applications
                                                                           in time series
11       Angel Mathew                  -do-              Dr.N.Balakrishna Inference for stochastic
                                                                           process
12       Sreedevi.E.P                  -do-              Dr.P.G.Sankaran Survival Analysis
13       Rajeesh C.John                -do-              Dr.Asha -         Distribution Theory
                                                         Gopalakrishnan Models in reliability
                                                                           analysis.

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5.       Administrative Personnel

Sl.No.         Designation                                     ‘No. of Posts

1.       Section Officer                                              1
2.       Sr.Gr. Assistant                                             2
3.       U.D.Typist                                                   1
4.       Peon                                                         1
5.       Sweeper-cum-Cleaner                                          1
6.       Professional Asst. Gr.II                                     1


6.       Students Enrollment:

Sl No. Programme of study                               Men            Women                Total

1.       Ph.D (FT)                                       6                 7                 13

2.       Ph.D (PT)                                       4                —                  4

3.       M.Sc. Statistics                                8                11                 19

4.       M.Tech Engg. Statistics                         4                —                  4

7.       Research Facilities:

         (a)      Laboratories (List out Major equipments available)

         1. Computer Lab with 34 computers
         2. Internet facility
         3. Metrology Laboratory

         (b)      Library

                No. of Books/Journals                                Additions during the
                on 31st March of the 2006                               current year

                Books        1961                                              85
                Journals
                Foreign 21                                                     11
                Indian    15                                                    4
                Govt. Pub. 1                                                   Nil



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8.       Distinguished Visitors :

Sl.No.      Name                 Affiliation                              Remarks

1.       Prof.Parimal            Prof. (Rtd.) Indian Statistical          For interaction with the
         Mukhopadayay            Institute, Calcutta                      faculty and students and
                                                                          to deliver lecutres during
                                                                          13.11.2006 to 24.11.2006
2.       Prof. B. L. S.          Central University, Hyderabad            For interaction with the
         Prakash Roa                                                      faculty ad students and to
                                                                          deliver lecutres during
                                                                          2.1.2007 to 6.1.2007
3.       Dr.M.Manoharan          Calicut University                       For interaction with the
                                                                          faculty ad students and to
                                                                          deliver lecutres during
                                                                          19.3.2007 to 29.3.2007
4.       Prof. C.R.Rao          University of Pensylvannia                Delivered lecutres
5.       Prof. J.S.Rao          UCSB USA                                               ”
6.       Prof. B.C.Arnold       University of California,                              ”
                                Riverside, USA
7        Prof. Sri. Gopal       McMaster University,                                 ”
         Mohanthy               Canada
8        Prof. Debasis          IIT, Kanpur                                          ”
         Kundu

9.       Ph.Ds Awarded

Sl.No.      Title of Thesis            Name of Research Scholar              Supervising Guide

1 Bivariate Burr Distributions           Bismi G Nadh                        Dr. V.K.Ramachandran
                                                                             Nair
2 Non-parametric estimation              Ansa Alphonsa Antony                Dr. P.G.Sankaran
  of survivor function in
  Bivariate competing risk
  models

10.      Publications

         (a) Papers

1.       Abdul Sathar, E.I, E.S.Jeevanand and K.R.Muraleedharan Nair (2006) Bayes
         estimates of Lorenz curve, Gini index and variance of logarithm of the Pareto
         distributions, Statistica (to appear).

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2.    Abdul Sathar, R.P.Suresh and K.R.Muraleedharan Nair (2006): A vector valued
      bivariate Gini index for truncated distributions, Statistical Papers.

3.    K. R. Muraleedharan Nair and Haritha N. Haridas (2006): Models of income
      distribution and measures of income inequality-A review, Journal of ISPS.
4.    N.Balakrishna, B.Abraham and R.Sivakumar (2006): Gamma stochastic volaticity
      models, International Journal of Forecasting, 25, 153-171.

5.    P.G.Sankaran, J.F.Lawless, B.Abraham and Ansa Alphonsa Antony (2006):
      Non-parametric estimation of distribution functions in bivariate competing risk
      models, Biometrical Journal, 48(3), 399-410.
6.    P.G.Sankaran, Bovas Abraham and Ansa Alphonsa Antony (2006):
      A dependence measure for bivariate failure time data, Metron, 64, 327-341.

7.    P.G.Sankaran and Gleeja V.L. (2006): On bivariate reversed hazard rates, Journal
      of Japan Statistical Association, 36(2), 213-224.
8.    P.G.Sankaran and Sreeja V.N. (2007): Proportional hazards model for multivariate
      failure time data, Communications in Statistics- Theory and Methods, 36(8),
      (to appear).

9.    P.G.Sankaran and K.Jayakumar (2007): On proportional odds models, Statistical
      Papers, (to appear)

10.   S.M.Sunoj, P.G.Sankaran and Maya, S.S (2007): Characterizations of
      distributions using log odds rate, Statistics, (to appear).
11.   Bovas Abraham, N.Unnikrishnan Nair and P.G.Sankaran (2007):
      Characterization of som econtinuous distributions by properties of partial moments,
      Journal of Korean Statistical Society, (to appear)

12.   S.M. Sunoj and S.S. Maya (2006): Some properties of weighted distribution in the
      context of repairable systems, Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods,
      Vol. 35, 2, 223 – 228.

13.   N.U.Nair, G.Asha and P.G.Sankaran (2004): Covariance residual lives, Statistica
      LXIV n-3.

14.   R.P.Gupta, N.U.Nair and G.Asha (2006): Characterizations of discrete life
      distributions by relations between reversed failure rate and conditional
      expectations, Far East Journal of Theory in Statistics, 113 -

15.   N.Unnikrishnan Nair and Sudheesh K.K. (2006): Characterization of continuous
      distributions by variance bound and its implications to reliability modeling and
      catastrophe theory, Cummunication in Statistics - Theory and Methods (to appear).
16.   N.Unnikrishnan Nair and Sudheesh K.K. (2006): Some Results on Lower
      Variance Bound Useful in Reliability and Estimation, Annals of the Institute of
      Statistical Mathematics (to appear).

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b. Book

      1 P.G.Sankaran and S.M.Sunoj (2007): The Collected Papers of N.Unnikrishnan
        Nair, Published by Department of Statistics, CUSAT.

11. (a)   Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty

Name of Participant         Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop           Role

Prof. V.K.Ramachandran      National Seminar on Modelling and Analysis       Participant
Nair                        of Life Time Data, Department of Statistics,
                            Cochin University of Science and
                            Technology, Cochin-22
Prof. V.K.Ramachandran      International Indian Statistical Association     Participant
Nair                        (IISA) Joint Statistical Meeting and
                            International Conference on Statistics,
                            Probability and Related Areas were
                            organized by the Department of
                            Statistics, CUSAT during January
                            2-5, 2007.
Prof. V.K.Ramachandran      Workshop on Financial Mathematics,               Participant
Nair                        January 6, 2007, Cochin.
Prof. V.K.Ramachandran      Workshop on Women and Health Literacy,           Participant
Nair                        Department of Statistics, Cochin University
                            of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022.
Prof. K.R.Muraleedharan     National Seminar on Modelling and Analysis       Participant
Nair                        of Life Time Data, Department of Statistics,
                            Cochin University of Science and
                            Technology, Cochin - 22
Prof. K.R.Muraleedharan     Workshop on Financial Mathematics,               Participant
Nair                        January 6, 2007, Cochin.
Prof. K.R.Muraleedharan     Workshop on Women and Health Literacy,           Participant
Nair                        Department of Statistics, Cochin University
                            of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022
Dr. N.Balakrishna           National Seminar on Modelling and Analysis       Participant
                            of Life Time Data, Department of Statistics,
                            Cochin University of Science and
                            Technology, Cochin - 22
Dr. N.Balakrishna           One day workshop on Six-Sigma held at            Participant
                            the University of Waterloo, Canada on
                            25.05.2006.


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Name of Participant     Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop           Role

Dr. N.Balakrishna       International Indian Statistical Associatin      Participant
                        (IISA) Joint Statistical Meeting and
                        International Conference on Statistics,
                        Probability and Related Areas were
                        organized by the Department of
                        Statistics, CUSAT during January 2-5, 2007.
Dr. N.Balakrishna       Workshop on Financial Mathematics,               Participant
                        January 6, 2007, Cochin
Dr. N.Balakrishna       International Conference on Statistical          Presented a
                        Science, OR&IT, XXVIth Annual                    paper on
                        Conference of ISPS, held during                  “Some models
                        January 7-9, 2007 at Thirupathi                  for stochastic
                                                                         volatility”
Dr. N.Balakrishna       Workshop on Women and Health Literacy,           Participant
                        Department of Statistics, Cochin University
                        of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022
Sri. K.C.James          National Seminar on Modelling and Analysis       Participant
                        of Life Time Data, Department of Statistics,
                        Cochin University of Science and
                        Technology, Cochin - 22
Sri. K.C.James          National Conference on Management                Presented the
                        Science and Practice, IIM Ahmedabad,             paper
                        March 31- April 1, 2006                          ‘Operational
                                                                         Modeling and
                                                                         Analysis of a
                                                                         Rail yard by
                                                                         Discrete event
                                                                         Simulation.’
Sri. K.C.James          International Indian Statistical Association     Participant
                        (IISA) Joint Statistical Meeting and
                        International Conference on Statistics,
                        Probability and Related Area were
                        organized by the Department of Statistis,
                        CUSAT during January 2-5, 2007.
Sri. K.C.James          Workshop on Financial Mathematics,               Participant
                        January 6, 2007, Cochin
Sri. K.C.James          Workshop on Women and Health Literacy,           Participant
                        Department of Statistics, Cochin University
                        of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022.

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Name of Participant       Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop           Role

Dr. P.G.Sankaran          National Seminar on Modelling and                Participant
                          Analysis of Life Time Data, Department
                          Cochin University of Science and
                          of Statistics, Technology, Cochin - 22
Dr. P.G.Sankaran          International Indian Statistical Association     Was
                          (IISA) Joint Statistical Meeting and             Co-ordinator
                          Internationalk Conference on Statistics,         of the
                          Probability and Related Areas were               Conference
                          organized by the Department of Statistics,
                          CUSAT during January 2-5, 2007.
Dr. P.G.Sankaran          Workshop on Fiancial Mathematics,                Participant
                          January 6, 2007, Cochin.
Dr. P.G.Sankaran          Workshop on Women and Health Literacy,           Co-ordinator
                          Department of Statistics, Cochin University
                          of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022
Dr. S.M.Sunoj             Workshop on Women and Health Literacy,           Participant
                          Department of Statistics, Cochin University
                          of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022
Dr. S.M.Sunoj             International Indian Statistical Association     Participant
                          (IISA) Joint Statistical Meeting and
                          International Conference on Statistics,
                          Probability and Related Areas were
                          organized by the Department of Statistics,
                          CUSAT during January 2-5, 2007.
Dr. S.M.Sunoj             Workshop National Seminar on Modelling           Participant
                          and Analysis of Life Time Data, Department
                          of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                          and Technology, Cochin - 22
Dr. S.M.Sunoj           Workshop on Financial Mathematics,          Participant
                        January 6, 2007, Cochin
Dr. Asha Gopalakrishnan National Seminar on Modelling and Analysis Participant
                        of Life Time Data, Department of Statstics,
                        Cochin Unviersity of Science and
                        Technology, Cochin-22
Dr. Asha Gopalakrishnan National Seminar on Modelling and           Presented a
                        Analysis of Life Time Data, held on         paper on ‘Char-
                        February 20-22, 2006, at Department of      acterizations of
                        Statistics, Cochin University of Science    discrete distribu-
                        and of Statistics, Technology, Cochin - 22  tions using reli-
                                                                    ability concepts’
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Name of Participant         Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop           Role

Dr. Asha Gopalakrishnan     Workshop on Women and Health Literacy            Participant
                            Department of Statistics, Cochin University
                            of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022
Dr. Asha Gopalakrishnan     International Indian Statistical Association     Participant
                            (IISA) Joint Statistical Meeting and
                            International Conference on Statistics,
                            Probabilty and Related Areas were
                            organized by the Department of Statistics,
                            CUSAT during January 2-5, 2007.
Dr. Asha Gopalakrishnan     International Indian Statistical Association     Participant
                            (IISA) Joint Statistical Meeting and
                            International Conference on Statistics
                            Probability and Related Areas were
                            organized by the Department of Statistics,
                            CUSAT during January 2-5, 2007
Dr. Asha Gopalakrishnan     Workshop on Financial Mathematics,               Participant
                            January 6, 2007, Cochin

(b)   Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Students.

Name of Participant         Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop           Role
Sudheesh Kumar              International Conference on Multivariate         Participant
Kattumannil                 Methods, December 28-29, 2006, ISI
                            Kolkatta, India
Sudheesh Kumar              International Conference on Statistics,          Participant
Kattumannil                 Probability and Related Areas, January
                            02-05, 2007, Department of Statistics,
                            Cochin University of Science &
                            Technology, Cochin-22, India
Sudheesh Kumar              Workshop on Women and Health                     Participant
Kattumannil                 Literacy in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006
                            Department of Statistics, Cohin
                            University of Science & Technology,
                            Cochin-22, India
Sudheesh Kumar              International Conference on Statistical          Presented
Kattumannil                 Science, Operation Research and                  paper
                            Information Technology, January 7-9,
                            2007, at Dravidian University, Kuppam,
                            India.

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Name of Participant     Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop           Role

Maya S.S.              Workshop on Women and Health Literacy             Participant
                       in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                       of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                       & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Maya S.S.              International Conference on Statistics,           Participant
                       Probability and Related Areas, January
                       02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                       Cochin University of Science &
                       Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Haritha N Haridas      International Conference on Statistics,           Participant
                       Probability and Related Areas, January
                       02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                       Cochin University of Science &
                       Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Harith N Haridas       Workshop on Women and Health Literacy             Participant
                       in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                       of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                       & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Gleeja V.L.            Workshop on Women and Health Literacy             Participant
                       in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                       of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                       & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Gleeja V.L.            International Conference on Statistics,           Participant
                       Probability and Related Areas, January
                       02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                       Cochin University of Science &
                       Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Sreeja V.N.            Workshop on Women and Health Literacy             Participant
                       in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                       of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                       & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Sreeja V.N.            International Conference on Statistics,           Participant
                       Probability and Related Areas, January
                       02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                       Cochin University of Science &
                       Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Stephy Thomas          International Conference on Statistics,           Presented Paper
                       Probability and Related Areas, January
                       02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                       Cochin University of Science &
                       Technology, Cochin - 22, India

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Name of Participant         Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop           Role

Jagathnath Krishna K.M.     Workshop on Women and Health Literacy            Participant
                            in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                            of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                            & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Jagathnath Krishna K.M.     One day Seminar and Annual conference            Participant
                            of the Kerala Statistical Association held
                            at Nirmala College Muvattupuzha on 10th
                            March 2007
Jagathnath Krishna K.M.     International Conference on Statistics,          Participant
                            Probability and Related Areas, January
                            02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                            Cochin University of Science &
                            Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Noushida N.A.               Workshop on Women and Health Literacy            Participant
                            in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                            of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                            & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Noushida N.A.               International Conference on Statistics,          Participant
                            Probability and Related Areas, January
                            02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                            Cochin University of Science &
                            Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Smitha S.                   International Conference on Statistics,          Participant
                            Probability and Related Areas, January
                            02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                            Cochin University of Science &
                            Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Sreedevi E.P.               Workshop on Women and Health Literacy            Participant
                            in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                            of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                            & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Sreedevi E.P.               International Conference on Statistics,          Participant
                            Probability and Related Areas, January
                            02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                            Cochin University of Science &
                            Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Angel Mathew                Workshop on Women and Health Literacy            Participant
                            in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                            of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                            & Technology, Cochin - 22 India

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Name of Participant      Name of Seminar / Conference/ Workshop             Role

Angel Mathew             One day Seminar and Annual conference              Participant
                         of the Kerala Statistical Association held
                         at Nirmala College Muvattupuzha on 10th
                         March 2007
Angel Mathew             International Conference on Statistics,            Participant
                         Probability and Related Areas, January
                         02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                         Cochin University of Science &
                         Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Sijith P                 Workshop on Women and Health Literacy              Participant
                         in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                         of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                         & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Sujith P.                International Conference on Statistics,            Participant
                         Probability and Related Areas, January
                         02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                         Cochin University of Science &
                         Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Hareesh G.               Workshop on Women and Health Literacy              Participant
                         in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                         of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                         & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Hareesh G.               International Conference on Statistics,            Participant
                         Probability and Related Areas, January
                         02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                         Cochin University of Science &
                         Technology, Cochin - 22, India
Rejeesh C.John           Workshop on Women and Health Literacy              Participant
                         in Kerala, July 28 & 29, 2006, Department
                         of Statistics, Cochin University of Science
                         & Technology, Cochin - 22 India
Rajeesh C.John           International Conference on Statistics,            Participant
                         Probability and Related Areas, January
                         02-05, 2007, Department of Statistcs,
                         Cochin University of Science &
                         Technology, Cochin - 22, India

12.    Awards/ Honours/ Fellowship etc. received :

Name of Recipient         Name of Fellowship/Honour/Award                 Awarding Agency
Dr. N.Balakrishna         Research Fellowship under the                   British Council
                          scheme “UK India Education and
                          Research Initiative (UKIERI)”

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13.         Sponsored Research Projects

Sl.No            Title                     Sponsoring Agency       Amount              Investigator(s)

1          Reliability Modelling &               UGC           Rs.32.00 lakhs        Dr.K.R.Muraleedharan
           Analysis                                             (for 5 years)        Nair
2.         Modelling and Analysis                DST           Rs.8.35 lakhs         Dr. Asha
           of Preventive Maintenance                            (for 3 years)        Gopalakrishnan
           by Reliability Characteristics”

14.         Research Programmes and Activities:

      Sl.No              Problem / Topic                        Investigator (s)
      1,                 Reliability Analysis                   All the faculty
      2.                 Discrete Reliability modeling          Dr. Asha Gopalakrishnan


15.         Seminar/ Conference/ Workshop/ Refresher Courses conducted by the
            Department

Sl.No.         Title                           Duration        Coordinator                Funding Agency

1      Workshop on Women                       2 days          Dr. P.G.Sankaran           UGC
       and Health Literacy
2      International Conference                4 days          Dr. P.G.Sankaran           IISA, DST, UGC
       on Statistics, Probability                                                         DAE etc.
       and Related Areas



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                       SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
School of Engineering was established in 1979 for offering part-time M .Tech programmes in
Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineering for helping practicing engineers in
and around Cochin. Research activities were started from 1981 with Ph.D. Programme in
Civil Engineering. This School introduced B. Tech programme in the 5 major disciplines viz
Civil, Mechanical, Electronics, Computer Science and Information Technology on cost shar-
ing basis in 1995 which played a significant role in the development of this school. Consid-
ering the increased demand of student community, this school introduced B. Tech in Safety
& Fire Engineering in 1996, Marine Engineering in 2001 and Electrical & Electronics Engi-
neering in 2003.
Due to the increased demand, M. Tech (Part time) in Civil and Mechanical branches
reinstated in 2003. Besides in 2002 this school started a Post Graduate Diploma in Coir
Technology in collaboration with Coir Board, which has also got good response.
7 students have completed their Ph.D. in Civil Engineering 2 in Mechanical Engineering and
at present doctoral programme is offered under Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Safety & Fire Engg. and Electronics & Communication Engineering. Besides, a new re-
search programme ME (By Research) was introduced in 2001 in all the six disciplines. At
present this school has a strength of 43 doctoral, 7 Master of Engg. (By Research ), 44 M.Tech
(Part-Time) and nearly 2400 B.Tech students making it the largest academic unit of the Univer-
sity in the campus which forms 75% of the student community and faculty strength of campus.
The School function through its divisions; Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics,
Computer Science, Safety & Fire and Information Technology.
School of Engineering has been well accepted as a research center and a major consultancy
center. A number of research projects have been sanctioned to school by agencies like
DST, ISRO, AICTE, UGC, Coir Board, CDB etc.
1.       Programmes of Study/Research:

       B.Tech
       M.Tech
       ME by Research
       Ph.D.

2.     Faculty Members :
(1) CIVIL ENGINEERING DIVISION
Sl.       Name                          Designation      Highest             Specialisation
No.                                                      Academic
                                                         Degree
1     Dr. Benny Mathews Abraham         Professor        Ph.D.               Geo Technical Engg.




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Sl.       Name                          Designation      Highest             Specialisation
No.                                                      Academic
                                                         Degree
2     Dr. K.S.Beena                     Reader           Ph.D.               Geo Technical Engg.
3     Ms. Sobha Cyrus                   Reader           M.Tech              Geo Technical Engg.
4     Dr Mansoor Ahammed..M             Lecturer         Ph.D.               Environmental Engg
5     Sri. Arun Kumar.T.                Lecturer         M.Tech              Environmental Engg.
6     Dr.Renu Pawels                    Lecturer         M.E                 Environmental Engg.
7     Sri. Abdu Rahman.K.U.             Lecturer         M.Tech              Hydraulics
8     Smt.DeepaBalakrishnanS            Lecturer         M.Tech              Structural Engg. &
                                                                             Costruction Mgt.
9     Sri. Narasimha.D.S.               Lecturer         M.Tech              Structural Engg.
10    Sri. Ramadas.S.                   Lecturer         M.Tech              Structural Engg.
11    Dr.Job Thomas                     Lecturer         M.Tech              Structural Engg.
12    Ms. Glory Joseph                  Lecturer         M.Tech              Offshore Structures
13    Dr. Subha.V.                      Lecturer         M.H                 Housing.
14    Dr. Deepa. G.Nair                 Lecturer         M.Tech              Habitat Engg.
15    Ms. Bindu. C.S.                   Lecturer         M.Tech              Transportation Engg.
16    Sri. Roy .M.Thomas                Lecturer         M.Tech              Environmental Engg

(2). SAFETY & FIRE ENGINEERING
Sl.       Name                          Designation      Highest             Specialisation
No.                                                      Academic
                                                         Degree
1     Dr.G.Madhu                        Professor        Ph.D                Process Safety Engg.
2     Dr.M.N. VinodKumar                Reader           Ph.D.               Safety Management
                                                                             Machine Design
3     Dr.George Mathew                  Reader           Ph.D.               Structural Safety Engg.
4     Sri.Dipak Kumar Sahoo             Reader           M.Tech              Construction Safety.
      on (QIP)
5     Sri. A.Nirmal Job                 Reader           M.Tech              Engg. Safety ,
                                                                             Production Engg.
6     Sri.V.R. Renjith                  Lecturer         M.Tech              Industrial Safety Engg

7     Smt. Lity Alen Varghese           Lecture       M.Tech                 Chemical Engg.
      (till November 2006)              on contract)
8     Sri.C.Ramakrishnan                Lecturer      B.Tech                 Mechanical Engg.
                                        (on contract) DIS                    Industrial Safety
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Sl.        Name                           Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                        Academic Degree
9     Smt.Smera Maria Paulose             Lecturer      B.Tech                 Safety & Fire Engg.
                                          (on contract)
10    Ratheesh                            Lecture       B.Tech                 Mechanical Engg.
      (till January 2007)                 (on contract)
11    Ms. Julie Paul                      Lecturer      B.Tech                 Safety & Fire Engg.
      (from January 2007)                 (on contract)

(3)   ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Sl.       Name                            Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                        Academic Degree

1     Sri.C.A.Babu                        Reader           M.Tech              Industrial Electronics
                                          (under QIP)
2     Smt. Asha Elizabeth Daniel          Lecturer         Ph.D.               Microwave Engg.
3     Smt. K.M. Sheena                    Lecturer         M.Tech              Electrical Machines
4     Smt. Usha Nair                      Lecturer         M.Tech              Control System
5     Smt. P.G. Latha                     Lecturer         M.Tech              Energentics
6     Smt.Roopa Rani.V.S.                 Lecturer         B.Tech              Electrical and
                                                                               Electronics
7     Smt.Reji.A.R                        Lecturer         B.Tech              Electrical and
                                                                               Electronics
8     Smt.Nisha Rani.G.S                  Lecturer         B.Tech.             Electrical and
                                                                               Electronics

(4)   COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Sl.       Name                            Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                        Academic Degree
1     Sri. David Peter .S                 Reader &         M.Tech              Computer Science &
                                          HOD                                  Engineering
2     Smt. Sheena Mathew                  Reader           M.Tech              Computer Science &
                                                                               Engineering
3     Sri.Sudeep Elayidam                 Lecturer         M.Tech              Computer Science &
                                                                               Engineering
4     Smt. Latha. R. Nair                 Lecturer         M.Tech              Computer Science & Engg.
5     Smt. Preetha.S.                     Lecturer         M.Tech              Computer Science & Engg.
6     Smt. Ancy Zachariah                 Lecturer         M.Tech              Computer Science & Engg.
7     Sri.Pramod Pavithran                Lecturer         M.Tech              Computer Science & Engg.

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8     Sri. Damodaran. V                  Lecturer         B.E.                Computer Science & Engg.
9     Vinod kumar. P.P                   Lecturer         M.Tech              Computer Science & Engg.
10    Sheena.S                           Lecturer         M.Tech              Computer Science & Engg

(5)   MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION
Sl.       Name                           Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                       Academic Degree
1     Dr.P.S.Sreejith                    Professor        Ph.D.               Manufacturing Engg.
                                         &Head
2     Sri.K.P.Sankaranarayan Nair        Reader           M.Tech,MBA          Production
                                                          DISE                Technology, Operation
                                                                              Mgt,Safety Mgt.
3     Sri.A.B.Bhasi (under QIP)          Lecturer         M.TechMBA,          Management
                                                          DIS
4     Sri.Ajith Kumar.G.                 Sr.Lecturer      M.Tech              Management.
5     Sri. Biju.N. (under QIP)           Lecturer         M.Tech              Production Engg.
6     Sri.Franklin John                  Lecturer         M.Tech              Industrial Engg.
7     Sri.GireeshKumaran Thampi          Sr.Lecturer      M.Tech              Production Engg.
8.    Dr.James Varghese                  Lecturer         M.Tech              Thermal Engg..
9.    Sri.Jayadas.N.H.                   Senior           Ph.D.               Tribology
                                         Lecturer
10 Sri.Joshi.P.J.                        Lecturer         MS                  Fluid Mechanics
11. Dr.V.N.NarayananNampoothiri          Lecturer         Ph.D                Manufacturing Engg.
12 Sri.RadhakrishnaPanicker.             Senior           M.Tech              Material Engg
    M.R. (under QIP)                     Lecturer
13 Sri.Saju.K.K.                         Senior           M.Tech              Thermal Engg
                                         Lecturer
14    Sri.Tide.P.S. (under QIP)          Senior           M.Tech              Aerospace Engg -
                                         Lecturer
15    Sri.VincentKuriakose(onLWA)        Lecturer         M.Tech              Production Engg.
16    Sri.Jacob Elias                    Lecturer         M.Tech,MBA          Thermal Engg.

(6)      INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Sl.       Name                           Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                       Academic Degree
1     Dr.Varghese Paul                   Reader           Ph. D               Computer Science & Engg.
2     Sri. Philip Samuel                 Lecturer         Ph.D.               Computer Science & Engg.
3     Sri.SanthoshKumar.(on leave)       Lecturer         B. Tech             Computer Science & Engg.
4     Smt. Binsu. C. Kovoor              Lecturer         M. Tech             Computer Science & Engg.

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Sl.       Name                           Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                       Academic Degree

5     Smt.Renumol.V.G.                   Lecturer         M.Tech              Data Structure Networking
6     Sri. Shelbi Joseph                 Lecturer         M.Tech              ECommerce Web
                                                                              Oriented Design
7     Smt. Sariga Raj (on leave)         Lecturer         B.Tech              Real Time Systems AI
8     Sri.Dileesha Viswanathan           Lecturer         M.Tech              Neural Network
9     Smt. Shalet. M.P.(on leave)        Lecturer         B.E

10    Sri. Anoop Joseph                  Lecturer       B. Tech               Information Technology
                                        (on contract)
11 Siya Chirakkarothu                    Lecturer      B. Tech                Information Technology
                                         (on contract)

(7)   MARINE ENGINEERING
Sl.       Name                           Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                       Academic Degree

1     Sasikumar P.V.                     Professor&       B.Sc, Engg:         MOT, First class (M)
                                         Head             M.L, M.Phil
2     N.G.Nair                           Course in        B.Sc Engg.          MOT First Class (M)
                                         Charge
3     Roy.V. Paul                        Course co-       M.Tech              (Thermal Engg.)
                                         ordinator
4     Radhakrishnan                      Lecturer         B.Tech              Mechanical
5.    PramodLecturer                     B.Tech           Mechanical
      Radhakrishnan

(8)   ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGG
Sl.       Name                           Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                       Academic Degree
1     Dr.R.Gopikakumari                  Reader           Ph.D.               Neural Networks &
                                         & Head                               Image Processing
2     Sri.ShaluThomas(on leave)          Reader           M.Tech              Micro Electronics
3     Ms. Rekha K.James                  Lecturer         Ph.D                VLSI
4     Dr. P.Mythili                      Lecturer         M.Tech              Microwave & Genetic
                                                                              Alogarithm
5     Dr. Mridula.S.                     Lecturer         M.Tech              Microwave

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Sl.       Name                             Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                         Academic Degree
6     Dr. Binu Paul                        Lecturer         M.Tech              Microwave
7     Mr.Unni.A.M.                         Lecturer         B.Tech              Electronics & Comn.
8     Mr.Abdulla.P.(onleave-QIP)           Lecturer         M.Tech              Microwave Electronics
9     Mr.Jibukumar.M.A.                    Lecturer         M.Tech              Opto Electronics
10    Mr.Premkumar.C.V.                    Lecturer         B.Tech              Electronics and
                                                                                Communication
11    Ms. Anju Pradeep                     Lecturer         B.Tech              Electronics and
      (On LWA for M.Tech)                                                       Communication
12    Ms. Shahana.T.K.                     Lecturer         M.Tech              VSLV
13    Ms.Deepa Sankar                      Lecturer         M.Tech              Image Processing
14    Ms.Babitha Roselind Jose             Lecturer         M.E, M.S            Micro Electronics
15    Ms.Liny Elson Varghese               Contract         B.Tech              Electronics and
                                           Lecturer                             Communication
16    Ms. Ambily Johny K.                  Contract         BE                  Electronics and
                                           Lecturer                             Communication
17    Mr. Tom George                       Contract         M.Tech              VLSI
      (left on 30.11.2006)
18    Ms.Pearlsy P.V                       Contract         M.Tech              Electronics and
      (left on 11.04.2007)                 Lecturer                             Communication
19    Ms.Retty George                      Contract         M.Tech              Electronics and
      (left on 19.01.2007)                 Lecturer                             Communication
20    Ms. Sony Francis                     Contract         AMIEM,Tech          Microwae
                                           Lecturer
21    Mr. VIvek Lukose                     Contract         B.E.M.Tech          Sensors system
      (left on 08.09.2006)                 Lecturer                             Technology
22    Mr. Anoop E.G.                       Contract         B.Tech              Electronics and
      on 04.08.2006)                       Lecturer                             Communication


(9) SCIENCE
Sl.       Name                             Designation      Highest         Specialisation
No.                                                         Academic Degree
1     Dr. T. P. Johnson                    Lecturer         Ph. D               Mathematics
2     Shri. Sasi Gopalan                   Lecturer         M.Sc. M.Phil        Mathematics


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3. Visiting Faculty (If any) – Guest Faculty

(1) Civil Engg
Sl.No.    Name                Designation           Qualification               Specialisation
1         Col.V.E.V.         Guest Lecturer         M.Tech., M.Phil           Construction
          Namboodiri                                                          Management
2         Sri. Jacob         Guest Lecturer         M.Tech                    Construction Engg.
          Thomas
3         Sri.S.R.C.Nair     Guest Lecturer         B.Tech , M.B.A            Construction Engg.
4         Sri.A.V.S.         Guest Lecturer         M.Tech                    Construction Engg.
          Chakravarthy

2) Safety & Fire Engineering
Sl.No.    Name                Designation           Qualification               Specialisation
1         Sri.Annoclit        Professor             M.Sc                  Mathematics
          Joseph
2         Smt.Lalitha                               M.Tech.               Electrical Safety
          Varma
3         Dr.K.V.Chacko                             MBBS, DTMH,           First aid
                                                    MBA

3) Information Technology
Sl.No.    Name                Designation           Qualification         Specialisation
1         Dhanya C U          Lecturer              B.Tech                Electronics & Commn.
2         Sri. Reshmi M S     -do-                  B.Tech                IT
3         Aswathy Ann         -do-                  M.Tech                IT

4) Marine Engineering                               :

Sl.No.    Name                Designation           Qualification         Specialisation
1         Sri.Neelambaran Lecturer                  B.Sc Engg             MOT I class (M)
2         Sri. Sri.Varghese Lecturer                B.Tech.               -do-
          PM
3         Capt.Deepak       Lecturer                B.Tech                Master Mariner

5)       Electronics & Communication
Sl.No. Name                        Designation               Qualification        Specialisation
1        Deepa Prabhu             Lecturer                   B.Tech               ECE
2        Bindhya Vinod            Lecturer                   B.Tech               ECE

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Sl.No. Name                        Designation                Qualification      Specialisation

3        Shinoy George             Lecturer                   M.Sc               Maths
4        Surya P R                 Lecturer                   B.Tech             ECE
5        Kala S                    Lecturer                   B.Tech             ECE
6        Resmi P L                 Lecturer                   B.Tech             ECE
7        Nimmy Philip              Lecturer                   B.Tech             ECE
8        Anita Titus               Lecturer                   B.Tech             ECE
9        K Radhakrishnan           Lecturer                   B.Tech             ECE
10       Merin Sarah George        Lecturer                   B.Tech             ECE

4. Research Staff
Sl.No.    Name                    Designation          Qualification            Specialisation
1         Smt.A.Sreeni            Technical            AMIE                     Civil Engg.
                                  Assistant
2         Smt.Preethy.C.D         “                    Diploma                  -do-

5.    Research Scholars:

Sl.No.    Name                         Funding     Guide                         Area of Work
                                       Agency

1.        Sri.K.K.Babu                Nil          Dr.K.S.Beena               Geotechnical Engg.
2.        Smt.P.K.Jayasree            “                                       -do-
3.        Sri.T.G.Santhosh            “            Dr.Benny Mathews           -do-
          kumar                                    Abraham
4.        Smt.Sobha Cyrus             “            Dr.Babu.T.Jose             -do-
5.        Smt.Mariamma Joseph         “                                       -do-
6.        Sri.Roy M.Thomas            “            Dr.Benny Mathews           Geo environmental
                                                   Abraham                    Engg.
7.        Smt.Meera.B                  “           Dr.Mansoor                 Environmental Engg.
                                                   Ahammed
8.        Smt.Hema Nalini             “                                       -do-
9.        Sri.D.S.Narasimha           “            Dr.George Mathew           Structural Engg.
10.       George Francis              “            Dr.George Mathew           Structural Engg.
11.       V.R.Renjith                 “            Dr.G.Madhu                 Hazard Analysis
12.       Sri.M.M.Paulose             Nil          Dr.V.N.Namboothiri         Fluidized beds
                                                   & Dr.P.S.Sreejith
13.       Sri.P.V.Shouri              Nil          Dr.P.S.Sreejith            Reliability
                                                                              Engineering
14.       Sri.Rajesh.V.G               Nil         Dr.V.N.Namboothiri         Measurements
15.       Sri.Josephkunju Paul.C       Nil         Dr.P.S.Sreejith            Fluidized beds
16.       Sri.Deviprasad Varma         Nil         Dr.P.S.Sreejith            Polymers

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Sl.No.   Name                        Funding      Guide                         Area of Work
                                     Agency
17.      Sri.Rajesh Cherian Roy     “            Dr.R.Gopikakumari          Intelligent Image
                                                                            processing
18.      Bhadran V                   “           Dr.R.Gopikakumari          Intelligent Image
                                                                            processing
19.      Meenakshi                  “            Dr.R.Gopikakumari          Intelligent Image
                                                                            processing
20.      Rajesh M V                  “           Dr.R.Gopikakumari          Intelligent Image
                                                                            processing
21.      Anishkumar M S              STEC        Dr.R.Gopikakumari          Intelligent Image
         (Registered under                                                  processing
         Faculty of Technology)
22.      Baby Paul                   Nil         Dr.P.Mythili               Genetic algorithms &
                                                                            Image Processing
23.      Shanavas K P                Nil         Dr.P.Mythili               Genetic algorithms &
                                                                            Image Processing
24.      Paul A J                    Nil         Dr.P.Mythili               Genetic algorithms &
                                                                            Image Processing
25.      Justin Jose P              Nil          Dr.P.Mythili               Genetic algorithms &
                                                                            Image Processing
26.      Babitha Rosalind Jose       Nil          Dr.P.Mythili              Sigma Delta
                                                                            modulator for wide
                                                                            band receivers
27.      Agnes Jacob                 Nil         Dr.P.Mythili               Emotional
                                                                            analysis using GA
28.      Bindu.C.S                   Nil         Dr.K.S.Beena               Pavement
                                                                            stabilization
29.      Joseph Alexander            Nil         Dr.Babu.T.Jose             Technical Manpower
                                                                            planning
30.      Ajit Haridas                Nil         Dr.Babu.T.Jose             Anaerobic Reactor
                                                                            Development for
                                                                            complex organic
                                                                            wastewater
31.      K.Satheesh Kumar            Nil         Dr.G.Madhu                 An improved
                                                                            reliability model
                                                                            under preventive
                                                                            maintenance by
                                                                            reducing the effect of
                                                                            fatigue
32.      C.Rajendran                 Nil         Dr.G.Madhu                 Energy
33.      A.Nirmal Job                Nil         Dr.G.Madhu                 Reliability study and
                                                                            Analysis of
                                                                            equipments of a
                                                                            process industry
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34.        K.K.Saju                     Nil         Dr.P.S.Sreejith            Bioactive coatings of
                                                                               HAP on Titanium
                                                                               implants
35.        P.G.Latha                    Nil         Dr.P.S.Sreejith            Impact of Energy
                                                                               Conservation
                                                                               Measures on Power
                                                                               Quality
36.        Roy .V.Paul                  Nil         Dr.P.S.Sreejith            Non linear analysis
                                                                               of Mechanical
                                                                               vibration literature
                                                                               survey is over
37.        Oommen Thomas                Nil         Dr.Narayanan               Modeling and
                                                    Namboothiri.V.N            Analysis of Sheetfed
                                                                               offset Printing
                                                                               Machinery
38.        T.G.Ansalamraj               Nil         Dr.Narayanan               Mechanical (Ph.D)
                                                    Namboothiri.V.N
39.        Jacob Alias                  Nil         Dr.Narayanan               Modelling and
                                                    Namboothiri.V.N            analysis &
                                                                               Manufacturing
                                                                               system
40.        Usha Nair                    Nil         Dr.Narayanan               Non Linear
                                                    Namboothiri.V.N            Dynamical Analysis
                                                                               of Complex Signals.
41.        Mathews M.Paul               Nil         Dr.George Mathew           Laterized concrete
42.        Deepa Balakrishnan.S         Nil         Dr.C.G.Nandakumar          Numerical
                                                                               Investigations on
                                                                               Soil Structure
                                                                               Interaction of
                                                                               Multistorey Frames
43.        G.Ajithkumar                 Nil         Dr.M.Bhasi                 Estolide Based Bio
                                                                               Lubricants-
                                                                               Synthesis and
                                                                               Evaluation of
                                                                               Tribological
                                                                               Properties and
                                                                               Thermal and
                                                                               Oxidative Stability

6.       Administrative Personnel

Sl.No.      Designation                                      No. of Posts

1.       Assistant Registrar                                       1
2        Section Officers                                          3

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3        Assistantns                                                 10
4        Peons8
5        Pool Officer                                                1
6        Typists                                                     3
7        Duplicator Operator                                         1
8        Librarian                                                   2
9        Professional Assistant                                      1
10       Library Assistants                                          2
11       Sweeper Cum Cleaner                                         2

7.       Technical Personnel
Sl.No.      Designation                                        No. of Posts
1        Technical Assistant Grade-II                                14
2           -do- Grade-I                                             8
3        Technician Grade I                                          5
4        Technician Grade II                                         3
5        Lab Attendant                                               3
6        HDV Driver                                                  2
7        LDV Driver                                                  1
8        Bus Conductor                                               2

8.        Students Enrollment

Sl.No.      Programme of Study                              Men           Women   Total

1        Ph.D                                                17              3     20
2        ME By Research                                       1              3      4
3        B.Tech (PT)                                         43              4     46
4        B.Tech (Civil)                                      64             18     82
5        B.Tech (Safety & Fire)                              30             Nil    30
6        B.Tech (EEE)                                        51              9     60
7        B.Tech Computer Science                             77             14     91
8        B.Tech (Mechanical)                                 90             Nil    90
9        B.Tech (IT)                                         81             12     93
10       B.Tech (Electronics &                               83             11     94
         Communication Engg.)
11       B.Tech (Marine Engg.)                               30             Nil    30

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9.    Research facilities
(a) Laboratories (List out Major equipments available) :-
1.    Universal Testing Machine
2.    Compression Testing Machine
3.    Torsion Testing Machine
4.    Hardness Testing Machine
5.    Spectro photometer
6.    Total Station (survey instrument) etc.
7.    Industrial Hygiene Laboratory
8.    Novell Netware LAN lab
9.    Data Structure Lab
10.   O/S & Network lab
11.   CAD/CAM Lab, Thermal Lab, Hydraulics Lab, Metrology Lab
12.   Multimedia Lab
13.   PC H/W Lab
14.   20 MHz Digital storage CRO
15.   Logic Analyser
16.   EPROM Programmer
17    Spectrum Analyzer
18    Sun Workstation
19    6KVA UPS
20    500Mhz Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope
21    PCB Film maker
22    PCB curing Machine
23    PCB Etching Machine
24    PCB Drilling Machine
25    Roller tinning Machine
26    Shearing Machine
27    DSP starter Kit
28    VLSI Trainer Kit
29    PIC 16F877 Development Board
30    Embedded system Development kit
b)    Library
                 No. of Books/Journals on
                31st March of previous year             Additions during the year

                          21738                                     3203



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10.     Distinguished Visitors

1.       Prof.A.Sridharan                   Hon.ProfessorIISc.Bangalore
2        Prof.S.Narasimha Rao               Emeritus Professor IIT Madras
3        Dr.M.P.Sukumaran Nair              Managing Director, TCC Limited

11.      Ph.Ds Awarded                                 : Nil

12.     Publications

        a. Papers

Sl.No      Name of Paper

1       Shear strength studies on soil quarry dust mixtures (2006) Journal of Geotechnical
        and Geological Engineering, 24, PP1163-1179.
2       Serviceability performance inflexuse of beams with GFRPEebass (2007) construction
        and Building materials 21, PP 1709-1719.
3       G.Madhu, P.J.Joseph Francis: “Hazard analysis in chemical process industries”.
        Invited presentation at the All India Seminar on Disaster Management, the Institution
        of Engineers (India), Trichur, November 2006
4       G.Madhu:”Hazard identification and consequence analysis for a petroleum products
        storage facility”. Communicated to Indian Journal of Chemical Technology
5       G.Madhu, V.Nimmi and A.P.Thomas:”Bioelectromagnetics: Influence of electric and
        magnetic fields in germination, growth and development of plants”. Communicated
        to Current Science
6       G.Madhu, H.Vijith:‘Estimating potential landslide sites in steep lands of an upland
        sub-watershed in western ghats of Kerala, India through probabilistic-likelihood ratio
        and GIS techniques”. Communicated to International Journal of Remote Sensing.
7       G.Madhu, Thomas Mathew:”Adsorptions of methylene blue on coconut cake at
        different concentrations – a kinetic approach”. Proceeding of the XIX Kerala Science
        Congress. January 2007.
8       David Peter S, Suman Mary Idicula, K.Poulose Jacob, “A study on the Complexities
        Involved in a Multiparty IT outsourcing Environment”, Proceedings of the International
        Conference on Information Systems Technology and Management, Chandigargh,
        India, July 2006.
9       David Peter S, K.Poulose Jacob, Sreela Sasi, “Analyzing and Modeling a Multiparty
        Outsourcing Environment”, Proceedings of the International Conference on
        e- Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, e-Government and
        Outsourcing, Nevada, USA, June 2006.
10      Sheena Mathew, K.Poulose Jacob “Message Integrity in the World Wide Web: Use
        of nested hash function and a fast stream cipher” presented at ADCOM 2006
11      “A Novel Fast Hybrid cryptographic system:MAPS4” presented in TEEE INDICON
        2006

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12   Turning of brasses using minimum quantity of lubricant (MQL) and flooded lubricant
     conditions, J.Paulo Davim, P.S.Sreejith and J.Silva; Materials and Manufacturing
     Processes, 22, pp.45-50,2007
13   Effect of specific cutting pressure and temperature during machining of carbon/
     phenolic ablative composites using PCBN tools, P.S.Sreejith. R.Krishnamurthy and
     S.K.Malhotra, Journal of Materials Processing Technology Vol.183(1), pp.88-05,
     2007.
14   Experimental studies on drilling of aluminium (AA 1050) under dry, minimum quantity
     of lubricant (MQL), and lubricated conditions, J Paulo Davim, PS.Sreejith, Ruth
     Gomes, Carlos Peixoto, Journal of Engineering Manufacture-Proceedings of the
     Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B (2006) Vol.220 (10) pp.1605-1611.
15   Machining of 6061 Aluminium Alloy with MQL, Dry and Flooded Lubricant conditions,
     P.S.Sreejith, Materials Letters (2007)
16   Technical Education and Globalisation, P.S.Sreejith, National Seminar, Cochin
     University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22, India, Jan 18-19,2007.
17   Algorithm for breakeven reliability allocation in system modification, Shouri.P.V and
     P.S.Sreejith, 22nd AIMTDR International Conference, IIT Roorkee, Dec.2006
18   Tool wear of binderless PCBN tool during machining oparticulatereinforced MMC,
     PS.Sreejith, STLE/ASME International JointTribology Conference, Oct.22-25, 2006,
     San Antonio, Texas, USA.
19   Delay-Reduced Combinational Logic Synthesis using Reed-Muller Universal Logic
     Modules.
20   Delay-Reduced Combinational Logic Synthesis using Multiplexers.
21   Genetic Algorithm-based Combinational Logic Synthesis using Universal Logic
     Modules.
22   FDTD Analysis of rectangular dielectric resonator antenna
23   Conformal FDTD of an Octagonal Microstrip path antenna
24   LMS and RLS Algorithms for Modeling Adaptive Second Order Volterra Filters.
25   A Low power programmable sigma delta modulator for dual band multimode
     receivers.
26   A comparative study of non-idealities in a second order traditional & feed forward
     sigma delta modulator topologies.
27   Non-Idealities in a Second Order Traditional and Feed-forward Sigma Delta ADC
     for GSM/WCDMA: A study
28   A Fault Tolerant Multiplierless Decimation Filter
29   A New Image Compression Decompression technique based on 8x8 MRT
30    A New Transformation for Gray Scale Images using 4x4 MRT
31   Synthesis of digital circuits using Genetic Algorithms
32   Design of simple combinational circuits using Genetic Algorithm
33   Optimization of Microstrip Path Antenna Design Using Genetic Algorithm
34   Matrix Array Symmetric Key Encryption
35   “ Automatic test case generation from UML communication diagrams”. In International
     Journal: Information & Software Technology Vol: 49(2): pages: 158-171 (2007) by
     Dr. Philip Samuel


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13.    Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc.by Faculty/
       Students.


Name of Participant      Name of Seminar/Conference/Workshop                Role

Dr.Job Thomas            Structural System Identification                   Participant
Deepa Balakrishnan       Seismic soil structure Interaction                 Participant
                         analysis in Time Domain
Latha R Nair, Lecturer   Short time course in Bio-Informatics ,             Participant
                         held at college of Engg: TVM



14.    Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc.by Faculty/
       Students.

Name of Participant      Name of Seminar/Conference/Workshop                Role

Dr.Job Thomas            Structural System Identification                   Participant
Deepa Balakrishnan       Seismic soil structure Interaction                 Participant
                         analysis in Time Domain
Latha R Nair, Lecturer   Short time course in Bio-Informatics,              Participant
                         held at college of Engg: TVM
Dr. P.S Sreejith         National Seminar of Technical Education            Key Note Speaker
Dr. P.S Sreejith         Tribology Conference Bangalore                     Paper Presenter
Dr. R. Gopikakumari      National conference on signal processing           Session Chair
Dr.P. Mythili            organized by Department of Electronics
                         St: Gits College of Engineering, Kottayam
                         March 2007
Dr. R. Gopikakumari      National conference NC(SE) organized by            Session Chair
                         Department of ElectronicsSt: Gits College
                         of Engineering, Kottayam March 2007
Dr. R. Gopikakumari      Workshop on open source and IBM                    Participant
                         software organized by IBM In CUSAT
                         12-13-2006.
Dr. R. Gopikakumari      National workshop on Technology                    Participant
                         enhanced learning for enriching
                         engineering education organized by
                         IIT- Madras, IITM Kerala Carnegie Mellon
                         University at Techno park TVM,
                         Jan 05-06-2007
Dr. R. Gopikakumari      UGC sponsored refresher course on                  Participant

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Dr.P.Mythili          E-Content Development Organized by
                      adult continuing education and extension,
                      CUSAT 5-6 March 2007
Deepa Sankar          TEQIP sponsored seminar on Emerging                Participant
                      Trends in Medical Imaging and its
                      Applications conducted by Department
                      of Biomedical Engineering, Model
                      Engineering College, Thrikkakara
                      April 20,21 2006.
Dr. R. Gopikakumari   TEQIP sponsored seminar on FPGA &                  Participant
Dr.P.Mythili          Hardware Description language
Dr.Binu Paul,         conducted by Model Engineering College,
Shahana T.K           Thrikkakara 27-28 July 2006.
Deepa Sankar          TEQIP sponsored workshop on DSP                    Participant
                      Architecture, Programming and
                      Applications conducted by Department
                      of Electronics and Communication
                      Engineering, Model Engineering College,
                      Thrikkakara Sept.29,30 2006
Dr.S.Mridula          National Symposium on Antennas and                 Participant
                      propagation (APSYM 2006) 14-16
                      Dec.2006
Babita Roslind Jose   TEQIP Seminar on “Mathematical                     Participant
                      Modelling and Analysis of Engineering
                      Problems”. Organised by Dept of Arts &
                      Science, Model Engg College January
                      12th and 13th 2006.
Babita Roslind Jose   Zonal Seminar on “New Trends in                    Participants
                      Communication” organized by IETE,
                      Kochi Centre, February 24th, 2006.
Babita Roslind Jose   Short term course on “Embedded System              Participants
                      Design using Microcontrollers” organized
                      by Sophisticated Test and Instrumentation
                      Centre (STIC), CUSAT, February
                      18.25 2006
Babita Roslind Jose   Short tem course on “Analysis & Design             Participants
                      Tools for Electrical, Electronics &
                      Computer Engineering” Sponsored by
                      ISTE, College of Engineering, Chengannur,
                      Nov 22-Dec 5th,2006.
Daleesha              1.Biologically Inspired computing                  Participant
M.Viswanathan         2. Matlab
                      3.Virtual Instrumentation

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Binsu C.Kovoor                1.Biologically Inspired computing                   Participant
                              2. Matlab
                              3.Virtual Instrumentation

15.      Awards/Honours/Fellowship etc. received :
Name of Recipient          Name of Fellowship/Honour/Award              Awarding Agency
Dr.Job Thomas              Career Award for young teachers              AICTE

16.      Sponsored Research Projects

Sl.No.     Project Title                Sponsoring             Amount           Investigator(s)
                                        Agency                 lakhs

1 Roof top Rainwater                   AICTE                  Rs.7 lakhs        Sri.Roy M.Thomas
  Harvesting
2 Grouting: for improving              AICTE                Rs.7.05 lakhs       Dr.Benny Mathews
  bearing capacity of soils                                                     Abraham
                                                                                Sri.Santhoshkumar T.G
3 Modernization                        AICTE                   10 lakhs         Dr.P.S.Sreejith and
  CAD/CAM Lab                                                                   Saju K.K
4 Coconut oil as an                    Coconut                 15 lakhs         Dr.Jayadas N.H and
  alternate lubricant                  Development                              Sri.Ajith Kumar G
                                       Board
5 Design of Compact                    KSCSTE                Rs.9,90000         Dr.P.Mythili
  Microstrip Antenna
  Configurations using
  Genetic Algorithm
6 Fractal imgage compression           ISRO (3rd year        Rs.9,63,000        Dr.R.Gopikakumari
  using Neural networks                grant pending

17.      Research Programmes and activities :

Sl.No.     Problems/Topics                                        Investigator(s)

1 Potentialities of coir on the consolidation of soil          Smt.Sobha Cyrus &Dr.Babu.T,Jose
2 Study in use of coir geo textiles in pavements               Sri.K.K.Babu &Dr.K.S.Beena
3 Improvement of bearing capacity of loose sandy               Smt.P.K.Jayasree &Dr.K.S.Beena
  soils by groutingGabion Retaining walls
4 GFRP Reinforced concrete beams                               Dr.Job Thomas
5 Hazard analysis                                              Sri.V.R.Renjith
6 Dr.P.S.Sreejith                                              Machining with Minimum Quantity of
                                                               Lubricant
7 Dr.P.S.Sreejith                                              Reliability considerations in Captive
                                                               Power Plants

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8  Dr.Jayadas.N.H                                               Molecular dynamics
9  Dr.James Varghese                                            Solar Energy
10 Intelligent Image Processing                                 Dr.R.Gopikakumari
11 Digital Signal Processing                                    Dr.R.Gopikakumari
12 Microwave Antennas, Signal processing,                       Dr.P.Mythili
   Genetic Algorithm
13 Audiology                                                    Dr.R.Gopikakumari

18.      Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher course conducted by the
         Department

Sl.No.       Title                          Duration            Co-ordinator            Funding
                                                                                        Agency

1        Second CUSAT National              2-3             Dr.Benny Mathews             UGC
         conferences on Recent              December        Abraham
         Advances in Civil Engg             2006
         (RACE 2006)
2        Recent Advances in concrete        16-27           Dr.Job Thomas                AICTE
         Technology-Staff Development       April 2007
         programme
3        National Safety Day                One day         -                            CUSAT
                                            (March 4,
                                            2007)

19.       Consultancy Work

Sl.No.       Name of Consultancy            Name of Consultant           Sponsoring Agency

1            Structural Design of            Dr.Job Thomas               Pathanamthitta
             Hospital Building                                           District Panchayat
2            Testing of Building             Narasimha D.S               Private and Public firms
             Materials                       Deepa Balakrishnan


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            SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
                                           Estd: 1980


School of Environmental Studies was established in the year 1980 with an objective to serve
as a center imparting high quality environmental education. M.Sc. Degree course in Envi-
ronmental Studies was started in 1986. This course was discontinued in 1999. Starting from
1999, the School offers M.Sc. Degree Course in Environmental Technology with two distinct
streams: Stream 1: Environmental Engineering (in collaboration with School of Engineering)
& Stream 2: Environmental Biotechnology. The School offers Ph.D. program in related
areas. The School has all essential infrastructure facilities to run the academic programs
and consultancy in related areas. The School’s sectional Library has an exclusive collection
of reference books consisting of 1920 titles.
Putting a milestone in the march of progress a Centre dedicated for health of aquatic animal
named as National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health (formerly Centre for Fish Disease
Diagnosis and Management) was incepted in January 2000. Motto of the Centre is ‘Relentless
effort for the Protection of Health of Aquatic Animals and their Environment and it continually
endeavors to transfer the outputs of research directly to the end users, the aquarists. The
research and development activities of the Centre use cutting edge technology to bring in
novel innovations for the development of sustainable aquaculture in India. A unique feature of
the Centre is its in-house production facility, the Aquaculture Health Products Division to
meet the needs of the Indian industry. It is well equipped to conduct field trials of the research
outputs, and ensures a consistent and continuous supply. The Aquaculture Extension Cell
(AEC) is the link of the farmer to technology. Apart from this, we provide a platform for the
interaction between farmers, scientists and industry. (For more details please see Annexure
– 1)
Another event during the year 2006 was the establishment of Rajiv Gandhi Chair. The Ministry
of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India established 10 Rajiv Gandhi
Chairs in Central and State Universities all over the country to implement the dream projects
of Sri. Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. The themes of the Chairs include
Panchayat Raj Systems & Local Governance., Women’s Empowerment., Impact of Technology
on Society., Eco-systems & Sustainable Development., Livelihood & Food Security., Nuclear
Disarmament & Peace Studies., Tribal Development., Protection of Child Rights., Social
Justice., Secularism and Nation Building. Cochin University of Science ad Technology, Cochin
was identified as one among the prestigious ten Universities in the Country to hold the Chair
and the thrust area identified for the Chair at CUSAT is on Ecosystems and Sustainable
Development.
1.    Programme of study/Research
 1.   M.Sc. Environmental Technology:               Stream 1: Environmental Engineering
                                                    Stream 2: Environmental Biotechnology
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2.       Faculty Members:

Sl.No.      Name                    Designation             Qualification      Specialization

1. Dr. I.S. Bright Singh            Professor &             M.Sc., Ph.D.       Environmental
                                    Director                                   Microbiology
2 Dr. Ammini Joseph                 Professor               M.Sc., Ph.D.       Algology/
                                                                               Environmental
                                                                               Biology
3 Dr. E.P. Yesodharan               Professor               M.Sc., Ph.D.       Environmental
                                    (On Leave)                                 Chemistry
4 Dr. Suguna Yesodharan             Senior Lecturer         M.Sc., Ph.D.       Environmental
                                                                               Chemistry
5 Dr.M.V.Harindranathan             Senior Lecturer        M.Sc., Ph.D         Meteorology, Air
  Nair                                                                         Pollution
                                                                               Environmental
                                                                               Management
6 Dr. Rajathy Sivalingam            Reader                  M.Sc., Ph.D        Environmental
                                                                               Toxicology
7 Dr. V. Sivanandan Achari          Lecturer                M.Sc., Ph.D        Environmental
                                                                               Chemistry
8 Sri.M.Anand                       Lecturer                M.Sc, M.Phil       Environmental
                                                                               Biotechnology
3.       Visiting Faculty: ----
4.       Research Staff:
Sl.No.      Name                            Designation           Qualification     Specialization

1    Dr. B. Sathyanathan                   Technical Officer       B.Sc., AIC,      Toxicology
                                           Gr.                     Ph.D.
2    Dr. Rajalekshmi Subramanian           Technical Officer       M.Sc., Ph.D. Toxicology

5.       Research Scholars:

Sl. No.     Name                  Supporting        Guide                         Area of Research
                                  Agency

1     Shaganas Banu               CUSAT             Dr. S. Rajathy                Ecotoxicology
2.    Krishna Pillai N.(PT)       Part time         Dr. Suguna Yesodharan         Environmental
                                                                                  Chemistry
3.    Somanath Pai                DBT           Dr. I.S. Bright Singh             Microbiology
4.    Anas, A.                    DBT           Dr. I.S. Bright Singh             Microbiology
5.    Subitha Govt. of            Dr. A. Mohandas                                 Water Quality
      Prabhakaran O.P.            Kerala
6.    Joseph, P.J.                CUSAT         Dr. Ammini Joseph                 Bio-remediation

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7.   Manju, N.J.              ICAR              Dr. I.S. Bright Singh      Microbiology

8.   Renjith, K.              Welcome           Dr. I.S. Bright Singh      Microbiology
                              Trust
9. Preetha, R.                DBT               Dr. I.S. Bright Singh      Microbiology
10. Shiny Mathews             CSIR              Dr.Suguna Yesodharan       Environmental
                                                                           Chemistry
11. Seena Jose                DBT               Dr.I.S.Bright Singh        Microbiology
12. Jaison C.A.               Part time         Dr. V.Sivanandan Achari    Environmental
                                                                           Chemistry
13. Deepesh V.                ICAR              Dr. I.S. Bright Singh      Microbiology
14 Dipson P.T.                UGC               Dr. M.V. Harindranathan    Environmental
                                                Nair                       Management
15   Anil Loveson             Part time         Dr. S. Rajathy             Environmental
                                                                           Toxicology
16   Thapanjith T.            Part time         Dr. S. Rajathy             Environmental
                                                                           Toxicology
17   Surekha mol I.S.         CUSAT             Dr. I.S. Bright Singh      Environmental
                                                                           Biotechnology
18. B. Sreelakshmi            CUSAT             Dr. I.S. Bright Singh      Environmental
                                                                           Biotechnology
19. Charles Thomas K.         CUSAT             Dr. I.S. Bright Singh &    Environmental
                                                Dr. K.G.George             Biotechnology
20. Divya Jose                                  Dr. A. Mohandas            Environmental
                                                                           Biotechnology
21. Pradeep Kumar A.V                           Dr. M.V.Harindranathan     Environmental
                                                Nair                       Management & Law
22   Jose Melin P.L.                            Dr. V.Sivanandan Achari    Environmental
                                                                           Chemistry
23   Sasi T.K.                                  Dr. V.Sivanandan Achari    Environmental
                                                                           Chemistry
24   Sherly Thomas            Part time         Dr. Harindranathan         Waste
                                                Nair M.V.                  Management
25   Haseeb M.                DBT               Dr. I.S. Bright Singh      Microbiology
26   Rose Mary Jose           NCAAH             Dr. I.S. Bright Singh      Microbiology
27   Sunitha Paulose          DBT               Dr. I.S. Bright Singh      Microbiology
28   Shyam Kumar R.           CUSAT             Dr. S. Rajathy &           Toxicology
                                                Dr A. Mohandas
29   Anand M.                 Part time         Dr. Ammini Joseph &        Environmental
                                                Dr. I.S.Bright Singh       Biotechnology
30   Anumol V.G.              Part time         Dr. S. Rajathy &           Toxicology
                                                Dr. M.V. Harindranathan
                                                Nair
31   Prem Gopinath            CUSAT             Dr. P. Natarajan &         Microbiology
                                                Dr. I.S. Bright Singh
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6.       Administrative Personnel
Sl.No.            Designation                                       No. of posts
1                 Section Officer                                         1
2                 Assistant                                               2
3                 Typist/Steno                                            1
4                 Peon                                                    1
5                 Sweeper-cum-Cleaner                                     1

7.       Technical Personnel
         Laboratory Assistant - 1

8.       Students enrollment
      Sl.No.                Programme of study                    Men          Women        Total
         1                         M.Sc.                            7               17       24
         2                         Ph.D.                           17               15       32

9.       Research facilities
         a) Laboratory:
         (1)      Environmental Chemistry
         (2)      Environmental Microbiology
         (3)      Environmental Biology
         (4)      Environmental Toxicology
         (5)      National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health

         b) Library:      No. of books/journals on 31st March 2005             : 1920
                          Additions during the year                            : 61

10.      Distinguished Visitors:           --------

11.      Ph.D. Awarded:

Sl.No.         Title of thesis                        Research Scholar      Supervising Guide
1        Evaluation of Cyanobacteria                  Jitha G.                Dr. Ammini Joseph
         for biomass production and
         effluent treatment
2        Extraction of glucan from                    A. Anas               Dr. I.S. Bright Singh
         Acremonium diospyri and its
         application in Macrobrachium
         rosenbergii larval rearing
         system along with bacterins
         as microspheres.

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3     Development of microbial            N.S. Jayaprakash           Dr. I.S. Bright Singh
      technology for exclusion of
      vibrios from prawn larval
      rearing systems.
4     Salinity Intrusion and              Alex P.M.                  Dr. V.N. Sivasankara Pillai
      Seasonal Water Quality
      Variations in the Tidal
      Canals of Cochin

12.   Publications:

      (a)    Papers
In Peer Reviewed Journals

1. Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Optimization of carbon and
    nitrogen sources and growth factors for the production of an aquaculture probiotic
    (Pseudomonas MCCB 103) using response surface methodology. Journal of Applied
    Microbiology, 102: 1042 -1051.
2. Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS, Singh ISB (2007) Synechocystis MCCB 114 and 115 as
    putative probionts for Penaeus monodon post-larvae. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
    74:243-247.
3. Amar B, Philip R, and Bright Singh IS (2006) Efficacy of fermented prawn shell waste as
    a feed ingredient of Indian white prawn, Fenneropenaeus indicus. Aquaculture Nutrition
    12, 433-442.
4. Achuthan C, Kumar VJR, Manju NJ, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Development of nitrifying
    bacterial consortia for immobilizing in nitrifying bioreactors designed for penaeid and
    non-penaeid larval rearing systems in the tropics. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences
    35(3), 240-248.
5. Hameed, A.S.S., Paramesewaran, V., Ravi Shukla, Singh, ISB Thirunavukkarasu, A.R.,
    Bhonde, R.R. (2006) Establishment and characterization of India’s first marine fish cell
    lines (SISK) from the kidney of sea bass (Lates calcarifer). Aquaculture 257 (1-4), 92-
    103.
6. Sajeevan TP, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Immunostimulatory effect of a marine yeast
    Candida sake in Fenneropenaeus indicus. Aquaculture 1-4, 150-155.
7. Jayaprakash NS, Pai SS, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Isolation of a pathogenic strain of
    Vibrio alginolyticus from necrotic larvae of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man, 1879).
    Journal of Fish Diseases 29:187-191.
8. Reed RH, Singh ISB, Mani SK, Kanjur R (2006) Comparative evaluation of solar disinfection
    using small-scale batch reactors with reflective, absorptive and transmissive rear surfaces.
    Water Research 40:721-727.
9. Jayaprakash NS, Kumar VJR, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Vibrios associated with
    Macrobrachium rosenbergii larvae from three hatcheries in Indian southwest coast.
    Aquaculture Research 37:351-358.
10. Vijayan KK, Singh ISB, Jayaprakash NS, Alavandi SV, Pai SS, Preetha R, Rajan JJS,
    Santiago TC (2006) A brackishwater isolate of Pseudomonas PS-102, a potential

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   antagonistic bacterium against pathogenic vibrios in penaeid and non-penaeid rearing
   systems. Aquaculture 251:192-200.

National / International Conferences

   1. Sudheer NS, Sebastian CD, Singh ISB 2006. Use of dertritivorus Bacillus MCCB 101
       as bioaugmentor for reusing hatchery wastewater for shrimp grow out system. 7 th
       Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference 2nd-5th November 2006, Kochi, India.
       p.105.
   2. Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R, Singh ISB. 2006. Optimization of culture
       conditions for the production of an aquaculture probiotic Micrococcus MCCB 104
       using response surface methodology. 7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology
       Conference 2nd-5th November 2006, Kochi, India. p.133
   3. Pai SS, Anas A, Jayaprakash NS, Ranjit K, Philip R, Reed RH, Singh 1SB 2006.
       Broad host range siphovirdae-like vibriophages isolated from the sediment of Vembanad
       estuary. 7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference 2nd-5th November 2006,
       Kochi, India. p.137.
   4. Priyaja, P, Neil, SS, Sreelakshmi, B, Preetha, R, Philip, R, Singh, ISB. 2006. A
       comparative study of pyocyanin production potential of isolates of Pseudomonas
       aeruginosa from different environments. 7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology
       Conference 2nd-5th November 2006, Kochi, India. p.46
   5. Rejish Kumar VJ, Poulose G, Sudheer NS, Singh ISB. 2006. Organic recirculating
       aquaculture-A lab scale demonstration. 7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology
       Conference 2nd-5th November 2006, Kochi, India. p.119
   6. Haseeb M, Savin KV, Kumar VJR, Philip R, Singh ISB 2006. Demonstration and
       validation of protocols developed for zero water exchange shrimp grow out system.
       7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference 2nd-5th November 2006, Kochi, India.
       p.118.
   7. Riya G, Deepesh V, Anas, A, Sreelakshmi B, Pai SS, Jayaprakash NS, Singh ISB
       2006. Segregation and characterization of a putative probiotic antagonistic to Vibrios
       in shrimp larval rearing system. 7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference
       2nd-5th November 2006, Kochi, India. p.128
   8. Joseph V, Ranjit S, Anishmon PK, Anas A, Haseeb M, Singh ISB 2006. Validation
       of a closed system shrimp farming technology with appropriate bioremediation
       measures in shrimp farms of Kerala, India. 7th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology
       Conference 2nd-5th November 2006, Kochi, India. p.116.
   9. Mani SK, Kanjur R, Raj BS, Surekha IS, Singh ISB, Reed RH (2006) Solar disinfection
       as a management strategy for drinking water treatment in rural households & in
       natural disasters In. (Ed. A.E. Muthunayagam) Extended Abstracts, XVIII Kerala
       Science Congress, p 368-370. Kerala State Council for Science Technology and
       Environment, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
   10. V. Sivanandan Achari, C.A. Jaison, P.M. Alex, P. Seralathan and A.P. Pradeepkumar,
       Monthly variation of water quality indices on the tsunami affected coast of Kerala,
       Extended abstract, XVIII Kerala Science Congress, 29-31 January 2006, CESS,
       Akkulam, Thiruvananthapuram, India, pp 380-382.

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      11. V. Sivanandan Achari, Water Quality Assessment in the TSUNAMI Affected Coastal
          Areas of Kerala, national Meet on Indian Ocean tsunami Its impact assessment and
          Lessons for the future, 5th June 2006, Anna University, Chennai, Department of Science
          and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
      12. V. Sivanandan Achari. John Isotherm for Liquid Phase adsorption: Comparison with
          Langmuir and Freundlich models. International Carbon Conference, Carbon 2006,
          Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, July 16 – July 21, 2006 Abstract
          No.SA 860, Extended Abstract, ISBN.
      13. P.M. Alex, V.Sivanandan Achari, R. Manuraj, M.V. Hareendranathan Nair and V.N.
          Sivasankara Pillai, Tidal Canals of Cochin as an Alternate Source of Freshwater: A
          case study – Edappally canal, International Workshop on Integrated Water Resource
          Mangement – IWRM – (2007), Karanataka Environment Research Foundation,
          February 5-7, Bangalore, India, pp. 135-139, 2007.

      (c)      Books                                         :            NIL
      (d)      Any other                                     :            NIL

13.     Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc. by the Faculty of
        Members/ Students/Staff

Participant(s)                     Programme                                       Role

Dr. Suguna               Seminar on ‘Environment and Human                      Participant
Yesodharan               Health’ organized by Rajiv Gandhi
                         Centre for Contemporary Studies
Dr. B. Sathyanathan      19th Kerala Science Congress conducted                 Participated and
                         by KSCSTE (29-31 Jan. 2007)                            presented paper
Dr. Sivanadan            Water Quality Assessment in the TSUNAMI                Participated and
Achari V.                Affected Coastal Areas of Kerala, National             presented paper
                         meet on Indian Ocean tsunami Its impact
                         assessment and lessons for the future
Dr. Sivanandan           John Isotherm for Liquid Phase absorption:             Participated and
Achari V.                Comparison with Langmuir and Freundlich                presented paper
                         models. International Carbon Conference
Dr. Sivanandan           Conference and Souvenir                                Participated and
Achari V.                                                                       presented paper
Dr. V. Sivanandan        International Workshop on Integrated Water             Participated and
Achari & Dr.             Resource Management (IWRM-2007)                        presented paper
Harindranathan
Nair M.V.
Dr. V. Sivanandan        Carbon Conference. The International Carbon            Participated and
Achari                   Conference, 16th-21st July 2006. Venue: Robert         oral presentation
                         Gordon University, Scotland, UK
                         (oral presentation)
Dr. V. Sivanandan        John Isotherm for Liquid Phase Adsorption:             Participated and


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Achari                     Comparison with Langmuir and Freundilich                oral presentation
                           Models.
                           International Carbon Conference,
                           Carbon 2006, Robert Gordon University,
                           Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. July 16-21, 2006
                           Abstract No. SA 860, Extended Abstract,
                           ISBN 0-9553365-1-1, 3P 107.
Dr. V. Sivanandan          International Conference on Natural Hazards             Participated and
Achari                     and Disasters: Local to Global Perspectives,            oral presentation
                           Department of Geography, Sri Krishnadevaraya
                           University, Ananthapur – 515 003, Andrapradesh,
                           INDIA, November 25-27, 2006
                           (ORAL PRESENTATION).
                           V. Sivanandan Achari, C.A. Jaison, P.M.
                           Alex, P. Seralathan and A.P. Pradeepkumar,
                           E. Shaji, Ground Water Quality: A Study of
                           the Tsunami Affected Arattupuzha Coast,
                           Kerala, Souvenir & Abstracts, p. 83,
                           Conference and Souvenir, Abstracgts and
                           Full Papers, ISSN 0973-5062.
Dr. I.S.Bright Singh       VIIth Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology                 Participated and
                           Conference 2nd-5th November 2006,                       organized a
                           Kochi, India                                            satellite workshop
                                                                                   on‘Global Scen-
                                                                                   ario and Mana-
                                                                                   gement Options
                                                                                   of WSSV’
14. Awards/Honours/Fellowships etc. received:
Name of Awardee                                             Particulars
Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Regional Expert of NACA in Shrimp DiseasesVisiting Professor
                            in Microbiology for the period 2001 to 2008 at University of
                            Northumbria, New Castle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
15. Sponsored Research Projects:
Sl.No.                  Title             Sponsoring   Amount                      Investigator(s)
                                          Agency
         Implemented at School of Environmental Studies
1        Semiconductor Oxides               OPCW     Rs.1,67,000/-                 Dr. Suguna
         Mediated Photocatalaytic                                                  Yesodharan
         Purification of Water Containing
          Chemical Pesticides and
         Bacterial Pollutants
         (June 2006 – May 2009)
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2.      EIA of Petroleum hydrocarbons         STEC,         11,70,000/-    Dr. Ammini
        in the Vembanad Estuary               Govt. of                     Joseph
                                              Kerala
        Implemented at National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health
1       Development of appropriate           Dept. of           19,38,000/   Dr. I.S. Bright
        bioremediation technology for        Biotechnology,                  Singh
        zero exchange creek fed              Govt. of India
        shrimp culture system. In            and M/S.
        collaboration with M/S.              Pancham
        Pancham Aquaculture Farms            Aquaculture
        Limited, Mumbai., Period             Farms Limited
        Sept. 2004 – Sept. 2007
2       Development of anti-WSSV             Dept. of          37,45,000/-   Dr. I.S. Bright
        drugs from mangrove plants           Biotechnology,                  Singh
        endemic to Indian coastal zone       New Delhi
3       Nitrifying bioreactors integrated    Dept. of          20,32,420/-   Dr. I.S. Bright
        into prawn hatchery systems:         Biotechnology,                  Singh
        Biofilm structure, population        New Delhi
        dynamics, and kinetic modeling
        programme support in marine
        biotechnology
4       Development and application of       Dept. of         1,38,31,000/- Dr. I.S. Bright
        CMG family recombinant               Biotechnology,                  Singh
        hormones, their antagonists and Govt. of India.
        RNA technique for induced
        maturation and spwning of
        Penaeus monodon. In
        collaboration with Central Institute
        of Brackishwater Aquaculture,
        Chennai and Dept. of Zoology,
        Caliut University, Calicut
5       Development of appropriate           Dept. of          19,38,000/-   Dr. I.S. Bright
        bioremediation technology for        Biotechnology,                  Singh
        zero-exchange creek-fed shrimp Govt. of India.
        culture system. In collaboration
        with M/S. Pancham Aquaculture
        Limited, Mumbai.

16. Research programmes and activities (2006-07)

Sl.No   Research Scholars       Guide                        Area of Research
        Name
1       Jitha G.                Dr. Ammini Joseph           Evaluation of Cyanobacteria for
                                                            biomass production and effluent
                                                            treatment
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2     A. Anas                  Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Extraction of glucan from Acre-
                                                           monium diospyri and its application
                                                           in Macrobrachium rosenbergii larval
                                                           rearing system along with bacterins
                                                           as microspheres.
3     N.S. Jayaprakash         Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Development of microbial technology
                                                           for exclusion of vibrios from prawn
                                                           larval rearing systems.
4     Alex P.M.                Dr. V.N. Sivasankara        Salinity Intrusion and Seasonal
                               Pillai                      Water Quality Variations in the Tidal
                                                           Canals of Cochin
5     Shaganas Banu            Dr. S. Rajathy              Studies on effect of toxic heavy
                                                           metal mercury on the physiology and
                                                           biochemistry of an estuarine crab
                                                           Scylla serrata (Forskal)
6     Somath Pai               Dr.I.S. Bright Singh        Biocontrol of Vibrio harveyi in
                                                           Penaeius monodon larvae rearing
                                                           system employing probiotics and
                                                           vibriophages
7    Subitha                   Dr. A. Mohandas             Characterization and control of algal
     Prabhakaran, O.P.                                     growth in aquaria and recreational
                                                           ponds
8    Manju, N.J.               Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Bioremediation in Prawn grown out
                                                           system with reference to Ammonia
                                                           and Hydrogen sulphide Toxicity
9    Renjith, K.               Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Development and evaluation of small
                               & Dr. Rob H. Reed           scale solar treatment system for
                                                           contaminated drinking water
10   Preetha, R.               Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Bioprocess technology for
                                                           antagonistic Pseudomonas MCCB
                                                           102, 103, Micrococcus MCCB 104,
                                                           and Evaluation of Synechocystis
                                                           MCCB 114, 115 as probiotics for the
                                                           management of Vibrio in Shrimp
                                                           Culture systems
11   Seena Jose                Dr. A. Mohandas &           Shrimp Cell and Tissue Culture
                               Dr.I.S.Bright Singh
12   Jaison C.A.               Dr. V.Sivanandan            Adsorption characterization of some
                               Achari                      activated carbon solids and process
                                                           optimization studies in purification
                                                           techniques
13   Deepesh V.                Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Detritus Management in Shrimp
                                                           Culture Systems
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14   Dipson P.T.               Dr.                         An approach to develop a
                               M.V.Harindranathan          comprehensive urban waste
                               Nair                        management plan for Kochi City
15   Anil Loveson              Dr. S. Rajathy              Removal of heavy metals using
                                                           water hyacinth
16   Thapanjith T.             Dr. S. Rajathy              Study on the geomorphology of sub
                                                           watersheds of Periyar river
17   Surekha mol I.S.          Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Vibrio harveyi phages in marine
                                                           systems phylogenetic diversity and
                                                           applications
18   B. Sreelakshmi            Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Serological characterization and
                                                           differentiation of Vibrio alginolyticus
                                                           and Vibrio harveyi of Penaeid and
                                                           Non-penaeid culture Systems
19   Charles Thomas K.         Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Novel Bioplastics: Development of
                               & Dr. K.G. George           appropriate bioprocess technology,
                                                           characterisation and applications
20   Divya Jose                Dr. A. Mohandas &           Thermoalkalophilic proteases and
                               Dr. I.S.Bright Singh        liapses for detergents
21   Pradeep Kumar A.V.        Dr.MV.Harindranathan        Relevance of formulating specific
                               Nair                        rules and regulations in the context
                                                           of trade liberalization and
                                                           globalization
22   Jose Merlin P.L.          Dr. V. Sivanandan           Isolation of poisonous chemicals
                               Achari                      from Human visceral specimens and
                                                           removal of fat ingredients in forensic
                                                           investigations
23   Sasi T.K.                 Dr. V. Sivanandan           Removal of dissolved substances
                               Achari                      from ground water sources by BAC
                                                           filteration
24   Sherly Thomas             Dr. Harindranathan          A study on the waste management
                               Nair M.V.                   approaches in sea food processing
                                                           industry and its socio-economic
                                                           implications
25   Haseeb M.                 Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Bioremediation technology for zero
                                                           water exchange shrimp culture
                                                           system
26   Rose Mary Jose            Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Unraveling the probiotic effect in
                                                           shrimp larval rearing systems and its
                                                           augmentation for enhanced larval
                                                           survival and productivity
27   Sunitha Paulose           Dr. I.S. Bright Singh       Bioprocess Technology for large
                                                           scale production of Candida sake as
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28    Shyam Kumar R.              Dr. S. Rajathy &               Toxicity of industrial effluents in
                                  Dr. A. Mohandas                biological systems to develop revised
                                                                 quality standards for discharge
29    Anand M.                    Dr. Ammini Joseph &            Construction of metagenomic library
                                  Dr. I.S.Bright Singh           from Kuttanad soil - a perturbed
                                                                 ecosystem and screening for
                                                                 pesticide degrading genes with
                                                                 special reference to 2,4,D herbicide
                                                                 and their expression in a suitable
                                                                 expression system
30    Anumol V.G.                 Dr. S. Rajathy & Dr.           Habitat suitability study of
                                  Harindranathan Nair            Crossochilus periyarensis (Periyar
                                                                 latia) in river Periyar using GIS
31    Prem Gopinath               Dr. P. Natarajan &             Water borne Enteric viruses in and
                                  Dr. I.S. Bright Singh          around Cochin
32    Leju S. Valson              Dr. I.S.Bright Singh           Aerobic composting of municipal Solid
                                                                 waste process upgradation and
                                                                 pollution abatement

17.      Seminar / Conference / Workshop / Refresher Course Conducted by the
         Department :

            i.    Keralapiravi Golden Jubilee Celebrations– Sasthrapatham: Seminar on Contribu-
                  tion of Science and Technology in the Development of Kerala, 19 -20th December,
                  2006. Subject dealt with by School of Environmental Studies – Environment
                  Management in Kerala – Developed a Frame work on Environment policies of the
                  State of Kerala
            ii.   World Environmental Day, June 6th 2006: Seminar on ‘ Sustainable Development
                  of Greater Cochin and Environmental concerns ’

18.      Consultancy work

Sl.No.      Nature of consultancy                                Sponsoring agency

1.       Routine Analysis of environmental samples               Individuals and Institutions
2.       Impact Assessment of Metro rail, Kochi                  Metro rail Corporation

19.      Extension Service                           :     See Annexure

20.      Departmental Publications, if any           :     NIL

21.      Any other Achievements                      :     NIL


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Annexure -1

                      National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health

                              Progress Report - 2006 -07
Centre for Fish Disease Diagnosis and Management was re-designated as National Centre
for Aquatic Animal Health on 18th January 2006 and subsequently we could improve our
performance and increase the out put under three spheres of activity such as Research and
Development, Extension and Education. Following is a brief description of the work carried
out during 2006-2007.

    I.   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

         A. Research Projects

         a) Completed Research Projects

            1. Development of an appropriate technology for bioremediation in shrimp grow
            out systems for disease management productivity and aquaculture environment
            protection
            Funding agency: Indian Council of Agricultural Research
            Date of completion of the project    : 2.10.2006
            Total cost : Rs. 17,57,056.00

            Major achievements
            1. A preparation of immobilized nitrifying bacterial consortia named TANOX-1
            for in situ ammonia removal from shrimp ponds
            2. A consortia of photosynthetic sulphur bacteria for bioremediation of hydrogen
            sulphide toxicity
            3. Potential detritus degraders to suit all saline conditions (0-140ppt)

         2. Diseases of ornamental fishes: Aetiology, disease management and
            development of biosecurity packages for exotic species.
                 Funding Agency: MPEDA
                Cost: Rs. 8,59,625.00
            Duration: May 2004 – April 2007

            Major Achievements
            1. Establishment of Aeromonas hydrophila as a single species epithet causing
            a variety of bacterial infections in ornamental fresh water fishes.
            2. Established the possibility and methodology of managing diseases caused
            by Aeromonas hydrophila by way of improving water quality and by the application
            of antagonistic probiotics.
            3. Methodology for the management of metazoan parasites have been worked
            out

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       4. PCR method of detection major viral pathogens of ornamental fresh water
       fishes standardized.
       5. A biosecurity package for exotic species with recirculation system has been
       developed
d)   Ongoing projects - implemented earlier
1.   Expression of virulence of Vibrio harveyi in Organic Recirculation Prawn Seed
     Production System (ORPSPS) and its management.
     Funding Agency: University Grants Commission
     Total cost: Rs. 9,27,600.00
     Duration: May 1,2007 to May 1, 2010
2.   Development of anti-WSV drugs from mangrove species endemic to Indian
     coastal zone
     Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
     Total cost      :Rs. 37, 45,000.00
     Duration: September 2006 to August 2009
3.   Programme Support in Marine Biotechnology
     Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
     Cost : Rs. 123 Lakhs
     Duration: April 2005 to March 2008
4.   Development and application of CMG family recombinant hormones and their
     antagonists and RNAi technique for induced maturation and spawning P. monodon
     Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
     Cost: Rs. 66.03 lakhs for NCAAH; Rs. 38.36 lakhs for CIBA, Chennai; Rs. 33.92
     lakhs for Calicut University
     Duration: August 2005 to July 2008.
5.   Nitrifying bioreactors integrated into prawn hatchery systems: Biofilm structure,
     population dynamics and kinetic modeling.
     Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
     Cost: 19, 94,000/-
     Duration: July 2005 to June 2008
6.   Development of appropriate bioremediation technology for zero water exchange
     creek fed shrimp culture system
     Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and M/s
     Pancham Aquaculture Farms Ltd. Mumbai
     Cost : DBT: Rs. 10.70 lakhs and
     M/s Pancham Rs. 8.68 lakhs
     Duration: September 2004 – September 2007

d. Project Proposals Submitted

1.    Concept note for component 2 of National Agricultural Innovation Project entitled
     ‘Sustainable biosecured hatchery to harvest organic tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon)
     production systems protected from viral diseases under zero water exchange mode.
      otal cost: Rs. 300 lakhs

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          Institutions involved: Lead Institution: NCAAH; Contributing Instituions: 9

     2.   Multi Institutional Research projects submitted to DBT: Development,
          characterization and maintenance of cell lines from selected species of marine
          invertebrates
          Participating Institutions: Department of Zoology, Goa University and National
          Centre for Cell Science, Pune
          Total cost: Rs. 110, 51, 800.00
          Second Presentation fixed on: 23.06.2007
     3.   Demonstration and validation of bioremediation technology developed for shrimp
          culture under closed system mode.
          Submitted to the Ministry of Earth Science under Marine Living Resources and
          Ecology Programme.
          Cost: Rs. 19, 90,650.00
     4.   Diversity of Vibrio harveyi phages in the coastal waters of Indian ocean and their
          application as phage therapeutics to control Vibrio harveyi in shrimp larval
          production systems.
          Submitted to Ministry of Earth Science, Department of Ocean Development
          Cost: Rs. 26, 13,810.00

e. Revenue generated through externally funded research projects:
Sl. No. Funding Agency/Project                        Total                  Overhead charges
                                                 sanctioned cost              to the University
1         ICAR- Bioremediation in grow out         17,57,056.00                 5,864.00
2         UGC- Management of Vibrio in              9,27,600.00                 39046.00
          ORPSPS
3         DBT- Anti- WSSV drugs                    37, 45,000.00              1,00,000.00
4         DBT- Shrimp Genomics                     66,03,000.00               2,52,000.00
5         DBT- Programme Support                    123,00,0000                 50,000.00
6         DST- Nitrifying bioreactors              19,94,000.00                 82,240.00
7         Zero water exchange systems               10,70,000.00                20,000.00
          DBT &M/s Pancham                           8,68,000.00                  4910.00
8         MPEDA-Diseases of ornamental               8,59,625.00                18,420.00
          fishes
          Total                                    292894410.00               5,72,488.00

    B. Publications and Patents

    a) In peer reviewed journals: 10

    11. Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS, Singh ISB. 2006. Synechocystis MCCB 114 and 115 as
        putative probionts for shrimp larvae. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 74, 243-247.
    12. Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R, Singh ISB. 2006. Optimization of carbon and
        nitrogen sources and growth factors for the production of an aquaculture probiotic

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      (Pseudomonas MCCB 103) using response surface methodology. Journal of Applied
      Microbiology.102. 1042-1051.

  13. Amar B, Philip R, and Bright Singh IS (2006) Efficacy of fermented prawn shell waste
      as a feed ingredient of Indian white prawn, Fenneropenaeus indicus. Aquaculture Nutrition
      12, 433-442.

  14. Achuthan C, Kumar VJR, Manju NJ, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Development of nitrifying
      bacterial consortia for immobilizing in nitrifying bioreactors designed for penaeid and
      non-penaeid larval rearing systems in the tropics. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences
      35(3) 240-248.

  15. Hameed, A.S.S., Paramesewaran, V., Ravi Shukla, Singh, ISB Thirunavukkarasu, A.R.,
      Bhonde, R.R. (2006) Establishment and characterization of India’s first marine fish
      cell lines (SISK) from the kidney of sea bass (Lates calcarifer). Aquaculture 257 (1-4),
      92-103.

  16. Sajeevan TP, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Immunostimulatory effect of marine yeast
      Candida sake in Fenneropenaeus indicus. Aquaculture 1-4, 150-155.
  17. Jayaprakash NS, Pai SS, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Isolation of a pathogenic strain of
      Vibrio alginolyticus from necrotic larvae of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man, 1879).
      Journal of Fish Diseases 29:187-191.
  18. Reed RH, Singh ISB, Mani SK, Kanjur R (2006) Comparative evaluation of solar
      disinfection using small-scale batch reactors with reflective, absorptive and transmissive
      rear surfaces. Water Research 40:721-727.
  19. Jayaprakash NS, Kumar VJR, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Vibrios associated with
      Macrobrachium rosenbergii larvae from three hatcheries in Indian southwest coast.
      Aquaculture Research 37:351-358.
  20. Vijayan KK, Singh ISB, Jayaprakash NS, Alavandi SV, Pai SS, Preetha R, Rajan JJS,
      Santiago TC (2006) A brackishwater isolate of Pseudomonas PS-102, a potential
      antagonistic bacterium against pathogenic vibrios in penaeid and non-penaeid rearing
      systems. Aquaculture 251:192-200.

b) Patents: one
     Provisional patent application No. 2607/DEL/2006 dated 5th December 2006 “Process
     of extracting anti white spot syndrome virus molecules for mangrove plants”

c) Patent applications submitted
  1. Bioprocess technology for the mass production of an aquaculture probiotic Micrococcus
     MCCB 104.
  2. Bioprocess technology for the mass production of an aquaculture probiotic Pseudomonas
     MCCB 102.
  3. Bioprocess technology for the mass production of an aquaculture probiotic Pseudomonas
     MCCB 103.

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d)    Manuscripts submitted

     1. Joseph V, Ranjit S, Anishmon PK, Anas A, Haseeb M, Singh ISB. Zero water
        exchange shrimp farming technology with bioremediation and probiotics proves
        sustainable. Aquaculture

     2. Preetha R, Prathapan S, Vijayan KK, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R, Singh ISB.
        Characterization of an antivibrio compound produced by potential antagonistic
        probiotics in aquaculture, Pseudomonas MCCB 102 and Pseudomonas MCCB 103.
        Marine Biotechnology (Under review).

     3. Preetha R, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R, Singh ISB. Optimization of medium for the
        production of a novel aquaculture probiotics, Micrococcus MCCB 104 using central
        composite design. Marine Biotechnology (Under review).

     4. Preetha R, Vijayan KK, Alavandi SV, Santiago TC, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R, Singh
        ISB. Optimization of N-methyl-1-hyroxyphenazine production by Pseudomonas MCCB
        102 using response surface methodology. Process Biochemistry.

     5. Anas, A., Rosamma Philip and Bright Singh, I.S. Chitosan – A possible wall material
        for the development of a microencapsulated drug delivery system for the larvae of
        Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Aquaculture Research

     6. Anas, A., Rosamma Philip, and Brigth Singh, I.S. Microencapsulated glucan with
        bacterin preparation for increased seed production in Macrobrachium rosenbergii
        larval rearing system. Aquaculture

     7. Anas, A., Lowman, D.W., Williams, D.L., Sajeevan, T.P., Rosamma Philip, Millen,
        S. and Bright Singh, I.S. b(1®3)-D- glucan extracted from Acremonium diospyri is
        more immunostimulant than a(1®3)-D-glucan in Indian white prawn, Fenneropenaeus
        indicus. Aquaculture Research

     8. Rejish Kumar V.J., Cini Achuthan, Manju, N.J. Rosamma Philip, and Bright Singh,
        I.S. Stringed bed suspended bioreactors (SBSBR) for in situ nitrification in penaeid
        and non penaeid hatchery systems. Aquaculture Research

e)    Gene Bank Submissions
     1. Anas A, Pai, SS, Jayaprakash NS, Priyaja P, Philip R, Joseph V, Singh ISB (2006)
        Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate MCCB 103 isolated from intestine of
        Fenneropenaeus indicus 16Sr RNA gene, partial sequence. GenBank accession
        number EF053508.

     2. Anas A, Pai, SS, Jayaprakash NS, Philip R, Joseph V, Singh ISB (2006) Bacillus
        Sp. MCCB 101 isolated from shrimp culture ponds 16Sr RNA gene, partial sequence.
        GenBank accession number EF062509.

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3. Anas A, Pai SS, Jayaprakash NS, Vijayan KK, Alavandi SV, Santiago TC, Rajan
   JJS, Philip R, Singh ISB (2006) Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain MCCB 102 16S
   ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence. GenBank accession number EF062514.

4. Priyaja P, Anas A, Pai SS, Neil SC, Joseph V, Singh ISB, Philip R (2006)
   Pseudomonas aeruginosa MCCB117 isolated from Arabian Sea sediment (200 m
   depth)16Sr RNA gene partial sequence. GenBank accession number EF062511.

5. Priyaja P, Anas A, Pai SS, Neil SC, Joseph V, Singh ISB, Philip R (2006) Pseudmonas
   aeruginosa MCCB118 isolated from Arabian Sea sediment (500 m depth),16Sr RNA
   gene partial sequence. GenBank accession number EF062512.

6. Priyaja P, Anas A, Pai SS, Sreelakshmi B, Philip R, Joseph V, Singh ISB (2006)
   Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain MCCB 119 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial
   sequence. GenBank accession number EF062513.

7. Vrinda S, Anas A, Jose S, Philip R, Singh, ISB (2006) Penaeus monodon crustacean
   hyperglycemic hormone 1 precursor (CHH1) gene, Partial sequence. GenBank
   accession number EF062510.

f) Papers presented in International Conferences: 9

g) Technology commercialization

The nitrifying bioreactor for shrimp/prawn larval production system has been transferred
to M/s Oriental Aquamarine India (P) Ltd., Coimbatore for commercialization. Subsequently
Department of Biotechnology, Government of India approved a project proposal entitled
‘Commercialization of the technology - Bioreactor for nitrifying water in closed system
hatcheries of penaeid and non-penaeid prawns’ under the scheme Small Business
Innovation Research Initiatives (SBIRI)

h) Research Personnels currently at work in the Centre

        1.    Dr. Valsamma Joseph, Research Associate
        2.    Mr. S. Somnath Pai, Senior Research Fellow
        3.    Ms. R. Preetha, Senior Research Fellow
        4.    Ms. N. J. Manju, Senior Research Fellow
        5.    Mr.V.J. Rejish Kumar, Junior Research Fellow
        6.    Mr. K. Ranjit, Junior Research Associate
        7.    Mr. K. Sreedharan, Junior Research Fellow
        8.    Ms. Seena Jose, Senior Research Fellow
        9.    Mr. N.S. Sudheer, Senior Research Fellow
        10.   Mr. V. Deepesh, Senior Research Fellow
        11.   Mr. K.S. Sunish, Junior Research Fellow
        12.   Ms. Gigi Poulose, Senior Research Fellow
        13.   Mr. M. Haseeb, Junior Research Fellow
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         14.   Ms. P. Priyaja, Senior Research Fellow
         15.   Ms. Vrinda S., Junior Research Fellow
         16.   Ms. I.S. Surekhamol, Junior Research Fellow
         17.   Ms. Sreelakshmi B., Junior Research Fellow
         18.   Ms. Swapna P. Antony, Junior Research Fellow
         19.   Ms. Sunitha Paulose, Junior Research Fellow
         20.   Ms. Manjusha Mohandas, Technical Assistant
         21.   Ms. Divya Jose, Junior Research Fellow
         22.   Ms. Rose Mary Jose, Junior Research Fellow
         23.   Mr. Charles Thomas, Junior Research Fellow


 i) Ph. D thesis submitted/Degree awarded
     1. Title: Biocontrol of Vibrio harveyi in Penaeus monodon larval rearing systems
        employing probiotics and vibriophages.
        Name of student: S. Somnath Pai
        Status: Submitted

     2. Title: Bioprocess Technology for antagonistic Pseudomonas MCCB 102, 103,
        Micrococcus MCCB 104, and evaluation of Synechocystis MCCB 114,115 as
        probiotics for the management of Vibrio in shrimp culture systems.
        Name of the student: Preetha, R.
         Status: Submitted

     3. Title: Extraction of glucan from Acremonium diospyri and its application in
        Macrobrachium rosenbergii larval rearing system along with bacterins as
        microspheres.
        Name of student: Anas, A.
        Status: Awarded

     4. Title: Development of microbial technology for exclusion of vibrios from prawn
        larval rearing systems.
        Name of the student: Jayaprakash, N. S.
        Status: Awarded
j. Ongoing Doctoral Programmes

     1. Aerobic composting of municipal solid waste. Leju S. Valsan.
     2. Integration of nitrifying bioreactor in closed system prawn hatcheries and process
        optimization based on biofilm kinetics. V. J. Rejish Kumar.
     3. Bioremediation in prawn grow out system with reference to ammonia and hydrogen
        sulphide toxicity. Manju N. James.
     4. Diseases in ornamental aquarium fishes. K. Sreedharan.
     5. Solar photo-oxidative disinfection for generating low cost potable water from natural
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       6.     Molecular and genomic basis of the response of Fenneropenaeus indicus to
             White spot syndrome virus vaccine – Gigi Poulose.
       7.    Shrimp cell and tissue culture – Seena Jose.
       8.    Development of anti white spot syndrome virus preparations from marine and
             estuarine biota – N.S. Sudheer.
       9.    Marine Streptomyces as source of novel drugs to manage vibrios – K.S. Sunish.
       10.   Detritus management in Shrimp culture systems – V. Deepesh.
       11.   Development of appropriate bioremediation technology for zero-exchange creek-
             fed shrimp culture systems. M. Haseeb.
       12.   Genomics of the species of Pseudomonas and Micrococcus antagonistic to
             vibrios. P. Priyaja.
       13.   Serological characterization and differentiation of Vibrio alginolyticus and Vibrio
             harveyi of penaeid and non-penaeid culture systems - B. Sreelakshmi.
       14.   Vibrio harveyi phages in marine systems: Phylogenetic diversity and application
             - Surekhamol I.S.
       15.   Thermoalklophilic organisms from marine environment for industrial applications
             - Divya Jose.
       16.   Oceanospirillum for poly b hydroxybutyrate (PHB) production – Charles Thomas.
       17.   Bioprocess technology for large scale production of Candida sake as Single
             cell protein - Sunitha Paulose.
       18.   Unraveling the ‘Probiotic effect’ in shrimp larval rearing systems and its
             augmentation for enhanced larval survival and productivity – Rose Mary Jose.

k. Research fellows who have undergone training

       1. Mr. Sudheer N.S. Junior Research Fellow, DBT: Participated in the 2nd International
           PCR Training workshop on “Application of PCR for Improved Shrimp Health
           Management in the Asian Region” held at CIBA conducted jointly by (CSIRO)
           Australia, (ACIAR) Australia, (NACA) Thailand, (MPEDA) India, October
           23-26, 2006

       2. Dr. Vaslamma Joseph, Research Associate, DBT and Ms. Vrinda S. Junior
           Research Fellow, DBT: Training on ‘DNA Fingerprinting’ at National Bureau of
           Fish Genetic Resources, Cochin Unit from 6th –16th March 2006

l. Research Scholars/ Project Fellows who left the Centre on getting positions
    elsewhere
       1. Mr. Sreenith, K.P., Left on 31-3-2006 to join National Institute of Oceanography
       2. Dr. Anas A.: Left to join, National Institute of Oceanography as Research Associate
           on 3-10-2006 and got selected subsequently as Postdoctoral Fellow, Health
           Technology Department, AIST, Osaka, Japan
C. Workshops Organized
Workshop on ‘Global Scenario and Management Options of WSSV’

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The Centre organized a satellite workshop on ‘Global Scenario and Management Options of
WSSV’ during the 7th Asia-Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference, an international event
organized this year by National Institute of Oceanography, Goa at Taj Residency, Kochi from
2nd to 5th November 2006. The workshop was aimed at evolving a strategy for the management
of WSSV in Indian shrimp culture systems in the light of global scenario. There were 7 invited
talks in the workshop as given below.
    1. Genome, Virulence and Host Range of White Spot Syndrome Virus
        Iddya Karunasagar and Indrani Karunasagar
        Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University
        College of Fisheries, Mangalore- 575002, India
    2. Global Scenario and Management Options of WSSV: Diagnostics-Problems
       and Possibilities
        KK Vijayan
        Physiology, Nutrition & Pathology
        Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
        Post Box No. 1603, Ernakulam North PO, Kochi – 682 018
    3. Monoclonal antibodies to white spot virus of shrimp
        K.M.Shankar
        Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries,
        Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Mangalore, India
    4. Molecular characterization and virulence of white spot syndrome virus
        K. Riji John and Rosalind George
        Department of Aquaculture, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tuticorin 628008
    5. Management options-avoidance, immunostimulation and natural anti-WSSV
       preparations
        A.S.Sahul Hameed, Aquaculture Biotechnology Division,
        Dept. of Zoology, C.Abdul Hakeem College, Melvisharam – 632 509,
        Vellore dt., TN
    6. Shrimp domestication programmes: Status and issues
        K.V. Rajendran
        Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE),
        Fisheries University Road, Versova, Andheri (W), Mumbai- 400061

    7. Protection of Penaeus monodon from White Spot Virus- Eggs to Harvest-
       Development of a Functional Model
       I.S. Bright Singh and Rosamma Philip
       National Centre or Aquatic Animal Health, Cochin University of Science and
       Technology, Lake Side Campus, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi 682016, Kerala, India

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II.      EXTENSION PROGRAMME
The Aquaculture Extension Cell of the Centre worked towards helping farmers in completing
successful crops of P. monodon. Within the State the Services of the Centre could be extended
to 257 farms covering an area of 1,102 acres.
      a) Continuing education programme: The Centre organized orientation programmes
      on zero water exchange sustainable shrimp culture at three locations such as
         1. Kuttenchal on 5-3-2006
         2. Pappinissery on 17-9-2006
         3. Ernakulam on 6-12-2006
      Besides hatchery owners/ Managers meet was held at the Centre on 9th December 2006.
      b) Aquaclinics:
      The Centre could open two more Aquaclinics during 2006, having now three such field
      stations.
         1. NCAAH Aquaclinic, Karuppadanna Thrissur- opened on 5th Novemebr 2005
         2. NCAAH Aquaclinic , Thuravoor, Alapuzha- Opened on 3rd April 2006
         3. NCAAH Aquaclinic, Pappinissery, Kannur- Opened on 17th September 2006
      c) Services outside the state
             i)       Through O’Give Shelters, Chennai
             Area Covered
             ·     Ramnad – 15 ha.
             ·    Marakaanam - cuddalore belt: 10 hectares.
             ·    Nellore belt - 20 hectares.
             ·    First field lab planned for Nagapattinam, the technician has already undergone
                  training in this Centre.
             ·    Ponneri belt – 70 ha
             ·    Gudur – 40 ha
             ·    Nagapattinam – 35 ha

         Targeted area for the on going winter crop:

             ·    Ramnad – 50 ha
             ·    Nellore – 50 ha
             ·    Cuddalore – 40 ha

         ii) At Pancham Aquaculture Farms Ltd., Mumbai
         Like the previous years we extended service to the farm which consisted of 12 semi
         intensive systems of total area 13 hectares and 7 extensive farms of total area 110
         hectares. The recently concluded crop of P. monodon was one of the most successful

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        ones (period form June 2006 to November 2006) which culminated in the production of
        100 tonnes (23+77) of shrimp biomass.
d)      Voluntary PCR inter-calibration programme

As a part of regional project on ‘Application of PCR for improved shrimp health management in
the Asian region’ supported by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
this Centre participated in the inter-calibration programme along with 49 laboratories chosen
from the India which were providing services to shrimp farmers. Partners of the programme are
CSIRO Australia, MPEDA, CIBA and College of Fisheries, Mangalore in India, Mahidol University,
BIOTEC and NACA in Thailand, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in Indonesia

e)      Technical staff (Aquaculture Extension Cell)

            The extension activities of the Centre are supported by the following:

            1.   Mr. Anishmon,              Project Assistant (Farm)
            2.   Mr. Jaison                 Project Assistant (Farm)
            3.   Mr. Biju N.J               Project Assistant (Farm)
            4.   Ms. Surya Sugunan          Project Assistant (Chemistry/Microbiology)
            5.   Ms. Blessy Jose            Project Assistant (Microbiologist)
            6.   Ms. Amjamol                Project Assistant (Lab)
            7.   Mr. A.L. Soman             Project Assistant (Office)
            8. Mr.Savin                     Project Assistant (Chemistry/ Field)
            9. Ms. Riya George              Project Assistant (Microbiology)
         Besides, Research Scholars are also assigned with mini extension programmes with
in the purview of their research programmes
f) Income & Expenditure status of NCAAH from 1/1/2006 to 31/12/2006
Income                                                  Expenditure
Period       Income   Reimbursement      Total   Salary &    Over head to  Other ex-  Total
                                               Honararium     University  penditure
1/1/06 to    455390.0     185321.0    640711.0  105435.0         38436.0 360861.0 504732.0
31/3/06
1/4/06 to 383052.0        225660.0   608712.0    113200.0        36965.0 265093.0 415258.0
30/6/06
1/7/06 to    238405.0      83561.0   321966.0   130713.0        21995.0 259019.0 411727.0
30/9/06
1/10/06 to 388052.0       119009.0   507061.0     86100.0        35829.0 442625.0 564554.0
31/12/06
Grand 14,64,899.0      6,13,551.0 20,78,450.0   4,35,448.0 1,33,225.0 13,27,598.0 8,96,271.0
Total
Net Balance: Rs. 1, 82,179/-

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III Education
M.Tech in Marine Biotechnology
Scheme and syllabus of the choice based M. Tech programme in Marine Biotechnology
sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India was approved by the Board of
Studies in Marine Biotechnology. It will be presented to the Academic Council scheduled on 3rd
February, 2007. To fill up the two Faculty positions of Lecturers in Environmental Biotechnology
request had been made to the Government of Kerala and in response to which the Secretary to
Higher Education had clarified the sustainability of the programme after the initial period of
three years. A satisfactory reply has been given by the University. Once the Government gives
approval to the creation of two positions the posts have to be filled up and informed the matter
to DBT for sanctioning the programme.
IV. Recognition of NCAAH by the net work of aquaculture centres in ASIA PACIFIC
(NACA)
A proposal for recognizing this Centre as Regional Resource Centre (RRC) of NACA was
submitted on October 2006. The Advisory Group (AG) of NACA welcomed the application
received for Regional Resource Centre (RRC) and following a review of the application, found
that it met the requirements set for NACA RRC. Recommendations of the Advisory Group were
approved by NACA Governing Council (GC) which met on 7th May, 2007 at Bali in April 2007 and
the NCAAH was recognized as the Regional Resource Centre of NACA.


Annexure - 2
                 Rajiv Gandhi Chair in contemporary studies (RGC-CS)
                           School of Environmental Studies



The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India established 10
Rajiv Gandhi Chairs in Central and State Universities all over the country to implement the
dream projects of Sri. Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. The themes of the
Chairs include Panchayat Raj Systems & Local Governance., Women’s Empowerment., Impact
of Technology on Society., Eco-systems & Sustainable Development., Livelihood & Food
Security., Nuclear Disarmament & Peace Studies., Tribal Development., Protection of Child
Rights., Social Justice., Secularism and Nation Building. Cochin University of Science ad
Technology, Cochin was identified as one among the prestigious ten Universities in the Country
to hold the Chair and the thrust area identified for the Chair at CUSAT is on Ecosystems and
Sustainable Development.
Rajiv Gandhi Chair in CUSAT
The objectives set forth for the Rajiv Gandhi Chair at CUSAT are as follows:
To act as a platform for exchange of ideas between scientists, policy makers, NGOs etc.
To strengthen the role of Universities/ Academics in Public Policy making.
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To carry out research programmes leading to Ph.D.
To design and execute capacity building programmes for teachers in higher education in the
areas focused by the Chair
To conduct short term courses to students, researchers and rural folk
To bring out research publications, proceedings and monographs
To organize seminars/conferences/symposia
To set up demonstration units for the transfer of standardized technologies to the field level.
The Chairs in due course based on performance would evolve into Centres for Studies and
Research on themes on which late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi made an indelible impact on
society.

Inauguration

The Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, instituted by the Ministry of Human Resources
Development, Govt. of India was graciously inaugurated by Honorable Union Minister of State
for Commerce, Sri Jairam Ramesh on February 12th, 2007. Professor Dr.P.K.Abdul Azis,
Vice Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology presided over the meeting and
graced the occasion. A galaxy of very eminent educationalists offered felicitations.
The Minister in his inaugural address welcomed the designated thrust area of the Chair at
CUSAT” Ecosystems and Sustainable Development” in the context of its great relevance in
the process of nation building especially in the state of Kerala. He pointed out its merit in the
state. He said that CUSAT can play a key role in the study and empower students to build up
their career in the field. The thrust area is very apt for improving the quality of life and life
management systems of mankind. He emphasized that the Chair on Ecosystems and
Sustainable Development should be converted into a Permanent Centre for promoting research
and development in this field. He said that the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had taken
special care on the protection of the environment. The Minister also recalled that the Ganga
Action Plan and National Board for Development of Wastelands were the two major
commitments made by Rajiv Gandhi after he became Prime Minister.
Prof. Dr.P.K.Abdul Azis, Honorable Vice- Chancellor of Cochin University of Science and
Technology who presided over the function assured that the Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary
Studies at Cochin University would play a major role in improving the quality of research in
thrust areas, besides playing key roles in enhancing rural livelihood through technology
dissemination.

Staff of Rajiv Gandhi Chair

Dr.P. Natarajan former Professor and Head, Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries and
Dean Faculty of Science University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram who was appointed as
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor took initiative to fill up all sanctioned project staff to effectively
carry out the designated mandates of the Chair. Accordingly One Research Associate,
three Junior Research Fellows and two Project Assistants were recruited. The details are as
follows:

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Table: Staff of Rajiv Gandhi Chair
Sl.No.   Name              Qualification                    Designation         Date of Joining
1        P.Natarajan       Ph.D , D.Sc. (Fisheries          Rajiv Gandhi        29.05.2006
                           and Aquaculture;                 Chair Professor
                           Conservation and
                           Management of Natural
                           Resources)
2        Sindhu            Ph. D.( Agril. Extension)        Research            06.07.2006
         Sadanandan                                         Associate
3        Pillai Raji ,K    M.Sc.( Biochemistry)             Junior Research     03.07.2006
                                                            Fellow
4        Vinod             M.Sc (Marine Biology)            Junior Research     03.07.2006
         Malayilethu                                        Fellow
5        Deepa, G.D   M.Sc.(Environmental                   Junior Research     07.07.2006
                      Studies)                              Fellow
6        Aneesh Kumar M.Sc (Applied Fisheries               Project Assistant   13.09.2006
         K.V          and Aquaculture)
7        Dipson, P.T  M.Sc (Environmental                   Project Assistant   11.09.2006
                      Technology)

University level advisory board

To effectively carry out the various programmes under the theme Ecosystems and Sustainable
Development, a 12 Member University Level Advisory Board was constituted with the following
members.
Prof. (Dr.) P.K.Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology
(Chairman)
Dr. N. D. Inasu, Pro- Vice Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology (Member)
Prof. V. Unnikrishnan Nair, Honorary Professor, Dept. Of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala,
Trivandrum (Member)
Prof. K. T. Damodaran, Director, School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science
and Technology (Member)
Prof. (Dr.) I. S. Bright Singh, Director, School of Environmental Studies, Cochin University of
Science and Technology (Member)
Dr. J. K. Sharma, Director, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi (Member)
Dr. M. Baba, Director, Centre for Earth Science Studies, Trivandrum (Member)
Prof. (Dr.) A.Mohandas, Emeritus Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Cochin University
of Science and Technology (Member)
Prof. (Dr.). N. Ravindranatha Menon, Emeritus Professor, School of Marine Sciences, Cochin
University of Science and Technology (Member)


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Prof. (Dr.) M. Shahul Hameed, Aneez manzil, (Former Director, School of Industrial Fisheries,
Cochin University of Science and Technology) (Member)
Dr. R. Prakashkumar, Principal Scientific Officer, KSCSTE, Sastra Bhavan, Pattom, Trivandrum
(Member)
Prof. (Dr.) P. Natarajan, Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, Cochin University
of Science and Technology (Ex-officio Member)

Progress of Work (July 2006 –March 2007)
Rajiv Gandhi Chair in association with the leading institutions in the country has taken steps to
develop capacity building programmes for academics, researchers and farming community
through excellence in research, training, education and dissemination of technologies. It also
established a vibrant ever-responding research system appropriate to the challenges of the
time.
The various activities outlined under the theme” Ecosystems and Sustainable Development”
for the year 2006-2007 include:

Research activities
Awareness camps
Training programmes
Short term courses
Lecture series
Seminars, symposia/conferences
Linkages with institutions in India and abroad
Livelihood Enhancement Programme

Research activities:
One of the most serious threats to sustainable economic growth is the increasing degradation
of natural ecosystems and a concurrent deterioration in the quality of life of that region. The
task of reversing this unfortunate trend requires better knowledge and the understanding of the
region’s unique environmental problems and the development of appropriate technologies and
public policies to lessen and even prevent negative impacts on our fragile resource base. To
address the various existing issues that hinder the development and to formulate new strategies
to overcome such issues, certain thrust areas of research have been identified. The research
works initiated in this direction are as follows.

1. Bioresources of Valanthakad wetland of Ernakulam district
2. Environmental health and health status of aquatic organisms
3. Bioprospecting and biodiversity registers
4. Bivalve farming and its impact on environment
5. Reclamation and future prospecting of wetlands of Ernakulam district
I. Research activities
1. Bioresources of Valanthakad

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The study was undertaken for a period of six months and regular sampling was made for a
period of three months from January to March 2007. Water and sediment samples were taken
from lake and ponds adjacent to the island and were analyzed for various physico chemical
parameters such as pH, salinity, alkalinity, hardness, chloride, phosphate, ammonia, TDS,
productivity, DO, COD. The aquatic resources such as fish species, crustaceans and mollusks
were recorded and their abundance assessed in relation to various environmental parameters.
The biodiversity potential of the island is presented in Table 1. It is seen that more than 22
species of fish, five species of prawns, single species of crab, three species of bivalves were
abundantly present in the environment, thereby indicating that this environment serves as a
rich source of fish and shellfish fauna. Among the species reported, the commercially important
food fish, Etroplus suratensis is abundantly available in this locality. Besides this, there is
luxuriant growth of mangrove vegetation which consists of more than five true mangrove species,
more than 20 mangrove associates and a large number of wetland plants and grasses thus
showing greater plant diversity (Table 2). The mangrove plants harbor a large number of migratory
and native birds for nesting. The island also has rich sources of medicinal plants like, Bacopa
moneiri, Centella asiatica ect. From the analysis of physico chemical parameters of water, it is
seen that most of the water quality parameters of the ponds located in the island are within/
near to the permissible levels of potable water. However, certain pockets of the island are under
some stress. It has been observed that the local fishers have erected some fish aggregating
devices using barks and branches of trees for the aggregation of commercially important food
fishes. Though this practice may yield good results in the beginning, it may in the long run
result in the decay of the construction materials producing high levels of hydrogen sulphide and
causing siltation which may ultimately lead to reclamation of the area. Some of the areas of the
island are being used for the disposal of wastes from nearby hospitals and slaughter houses
which would definitely deteriorate the quality of the water and life of the aquatic systems.
Another major activity now noticed in the lake site is the reclamation of the mangrove area for
housing and for construction of hotel complexes. This would affect the virgin nature of the island
and productivity of the ecosystem. Hence it is necessary to protect the island. Action has to be
initiated to stop such undesirable activity mainly to conserve this wetland for sustainable
development.
Table 1. Fish and shell fish fauna of Valanthakkad
Fin fish                                                  Crustaceans              Molluscs
Mystus gulio, Ham. & Buch.Clarias batrachus,              Faneropenaeus            Villorita
Linn.Hyporhampus limbatus, (Val.)Macropodus               indicus Penaeus          cyprinoides
 Spp.Etroplus suratensis BlochEtroplus                    monodon Metapenaeus      Paphia
maculates Bloch.Glossogobius giuris, Ham&                 spp.Macrobrachium        malabarica
Buch.Anabas testudineus, Bloch.Channa                     spp.Scylla serrata       Meritrix spp
striatus BlochChanna punctatus Bloch.
Anguilla bicolar bicolar McClelland Oreochromis
mossambica Peters.Liza parsia, Linn.Gerres
filamentosusMugil spp.Caranx carangus Tetrodon
travancoricusLeiognathus bindus Cynoglossus
 spp.Aplocheilus panchax Aplocheilus lineatus
Puntius spp

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Table 2. Mangrove species of Valanthakkad
True Mangrove species            Mangrove associates                         Others
Avicennia officinalis, L. A.     Acanthus ilicifoliusBoerhaavia              Scoparia dulcis, L
marina, L.Rhizophora             diffusa, L.Cissus trilobata                 Hibiscus rosa
mucronata, Lam. Sonneratia       Cerebera odollamAcrosticum                  sinensis, L
caseolaris, Bruguiera sp         auriumCalophyllum inophyllum                Calophyllum
Excoecaria agallocha , L         Calophyllum decipens                        nophyllum, L Mimosa
                                 Commelina benghalensis,                     pudica,L.Abrus
                                 LDesmodium triflorum,                       precatorius, L
                                 DC.Vernonia divergens,                      Oldenlandia corym-
                                 EdgEmila sonchifolia,DC.                    bosa, L.Cerebera
                                 Solanum nigram, LCentella                   odollam, Gaertn
                                 asiatica, Urb Eclipta alba, Hassk.          Cleome viscosa,
                                 Cynodon dactylon, PersIly santhes           LOcimum sanctum,
                                 minima, Benth Ageratum                      LBacopa monnieri
                                 conyzoides, L.Clerodendron                  Euphorbia hirta, L.
                                 inerme, Gaertn. Physalis minima,            Oldenlandia corym-
                                 L.Lawsonia inermis,Thespesia                bosa, LTerminalia
                                 populinea, Cav.Tamarindus indica,           cattappa, Linn Nymp-
                                 L Phyllanthus niruri, LAmaranthus           haeastellata, Willd.
                                 viridis, LAerva lanata, Juss                Hyptis suaveolens,
                                 Euphorbia hirta, L.Eupatorium               Poit Aponogeton
                                 oderatumAlternanthera sessilis, R..         natans, Engl. & Kr Sida
                                 BrLeucas aspera, Spr. Borreria              cordifolia, LBoerhaavia
                                 hispida, K. SchIxora coccinea, L.           diffusa, L.Centella
                                                                             asiatica, UrbAerva
                                                                             lanata, JussUrena
                                                                             lobata, L.

2. Environmental Health and Health status of Aquatic Organisms
It is a well known fact that environmental degradation alters the health status of aquatic
organisms besides causing great economic loss. Eloor-Edayar industrial belt of Ernakulam
district has been selected as the study site as this area is subjected to heavy discharge of
effluents from several industries which function in this area. The major industries that pollute
the environment, particularly the aquatic ecosystems include Hindustan Insecticides Ltd.,
FACT, Travancore Chemicals Ltd., Indian Aluminium Co., Titanium, Binani Zinc etc. Six sampling
sites for the collection of water and sediment have been identified and fixed in Periyar river.
Water quality parameters were analyzed for various chemical contaminants. The results indicated
low levels of dissolved oxygen, pH and high values of chloride and phosphate. Fish species
such as Channa striatus, Puntius filamentosus, Glossogobius giurus, Etroplus suratensis, E.
maculatus, Tilapia mossambica, Caranx carangus, Liza parsia were collected and examined
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expression. The results of the study would reveal the health status of aquatic organisms as a
function of stress due to various contaminants. Further the study would also help evolving
suitable management strategies to overcome the problems due to pollution and reclamation.
3. Bioprospecting and Biodiversity Register
For developing a biodiversity register, Kuttampuzha Panchayat of Ernakulam District was
identified. Field surveys were undertaken along the foot hills of Western Ghats at Kuttampuzha
ward of the Panchayath during the last six months. Regular collections of plant species were
made, identified and registered under forest diversity and domesticated biodiversity of crops. A
herbal garden was set up at Kuttampuzha Panchayat with 80 species of medicinal plants. The
plant species reported from Kuttampuzha region is presented in Table 3. Medicinal plants
having potential for farming were identified by discussions with Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical
drug manufacturers. The farming operations of some of these medicinal plants which grow well
in Kuttampuzha region will be started during the onset of monsoon. Bioprospecting of some
medicinal plants will also be undertaken soon.
Table 3. Flora of Kuttampuzha village
Abelmoschus moschatus                                Ficus relegiosa
Abrus precatorious                                   Garcinia cambogia
Acalypha indica                                      Gloriosa superba
Achorus calamus                                      Glycyrrhiza glabra
Achyranthes aspera                                   Hedyotis corymbosa
Aegle marmelos                                       Hemidesmus indius
Aerva lanata                                         Holarrhena antidysentrica
Alpinia galanga                                      Holostemma ada-kodien
Alstonia venerata                                    Hydnocarpus
Amaranthus spinosus                                  Ichnocarpus frutescens
Androgrpahis paniculata                              Indigofera tinctoria
Anisomeles malabarica                                Ipomoea sp.
Argyria nervosa                                      Ixora coccinea
Aristolochia indica                                  Jatropha carcas
Asparagus racemosus                                  Jatropha gossypifolia
Azadirachta indica                                   Kaempferia galanga
Baccopa monnieri                                     Lagerstroemia
Biophytum sensitivum                                 Lantana camara
Bixa orellana                                        Lawsonia alba
Boerhaavia diffusa                                   Madhuca indica
Calotropis gigantea                                  Mangifera indica
Cassia occidentalis                                  Maranta arundinacea
Catharanthus roseus                                  Melia azadirach
Centella asiatica                                    Menta arvensis
Cleome viscosa                                       Merrimia emarginata
Clerodendron viscosum                                Michelia chempaca
Clitoria ternatea                                    Mimosa pudica

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Curcuma aromatica                                     Mimusops elengi
Curuma longa                                          Moringa oleifera
Cyathula prostrata                                    Mucuna pruriens
Cyclea peltata                                        Mukia maderaspatana
Cymbopogan citratus                                   Murraya exotica
Cynodon dactylon                                      Murraya koenigii
Cyperus rotundus                                      Musa
Datura metel                                          Mussaenda frondosa
Desmodium gangeticum                                  Myristica fragrans
Eclipta prostrata                                     Nerium oleander
Emilia sonchifolia                                    Nymphaea
Erythrina variegata                                   Ocimum americanum
Ficus glomerata                                       Ocimum basilicum
Ficus hispida                                         Ocimum tenuiflorum
Terminalia catappa                                    Operculina turpethum
Terminalia chebula                                    Oroxylum indicum
Thespesia populnea                                    Phyllanthis niruri
Tinospora cordifolia                                  Phyllanthus emblica
Vitex negundo                                         Piper longum
Vitex trifolia                                        Piper nigrum
Vitis quadrangularis                                  Plumbago rosea
Polyalthia longifolia                                 Plumbago zeylanica

Table 4. Flora identified for farming
Asparagus racemosus - root                            Desmodium indica - root
Moringa oleracea - leaf                               Tinospora - stem
Erythrina variegata - leaf                            Cassia occidentalis - root
Pogostemon - leaf                                     Centella asiatica - leaf
Indigofera tinctoria - leaf                           Saraca asoca - bark
Piper longum - fruit                                  Aegle marmelos – root, stem
Piper betel - leaf                                    Solanum torvum – root
Adhatoda vasica – root and stem                       Alpinia galanga – rhizome
Ocimum sanctum – leaf, stem                           Sida – root, stem
Achorus calamus – rhizome                             Strobilanthus – plant
Baccopa monnieri – plant                              Stereospermum – root, bark
                                                      Terminalia arjuna
4. Bivalve farming
         Munambam estuary off Veliya Pannikan Thuruthu (V.P. Thuruthu) in Methala Village
of Thrissur District has been selected for bivalve farming of Green mussel ( Perna viridis ) as
the hydro biological conditions of the area are favourable for the growth and survival of mussel.
A mussel rack of 36 m2 has been installed for studying the environmental impact of mussel
farming in the estuary. The mussel raft was seeded with 100 Kg of mussel seed in the month
of January. Initially the size of mussel seed ranged from 15 – 25mm. Four sampling stations

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namely Site A (Mussel farm), Site B (Control), Site C (Area Opposite to the mussel farm) and
Site D (Eastern Side of Estuary) have been fixed for sediment and water collections. The
Collections are made on monthly basis since January and physico chemical parameters
analyzed. It was observed that the salinity ranged from 250/00 to 40 0/00 during low tide and high
tide respectively. This indicates that there is good flushing in the area and is good for the health
status of mussel. The Temperature of the waters ranged from 29 – 31o C. pH recorded was 7.5
to 8. Dissolved oxygen of 4.27 to 7.31 ppm. Alkalinity of 40 to 42 mg CaCO3 /L. Chloride level
ranged from 11963 to 12067 Cl- /L. Phosphate content of 115 – 200 µg/l. The high content of
phosphate indicates that the water is rich in nutrients which results in good Phytoplankton and
Zooplankton productivity. This in turn is the food for bivalves and since the productivity is high
the animal shows good growth. The content of Ammonia varied from 65.70 to 80 µg/l. Total
Dissolved Solids recorded was 12.8 to 14 g/l. Total hardness of the water varied from 3747.2 to
3886.1 mg CaCO3 /L. The mussel seed showed an average growth rate of 10 – 13 mm / month.
These factors show that the Estuary is ideal for bivalve farming. The analysis of the sediment
characteristics are in progress.

5. Reclamation and future prospecting of wetlands

         From a perusal of earlier reports it is seen that considerable wetland areas of Kerala in
general and Cochin in particular were reclaimed for the construction of industrial establishments
and for other installations. As a result, the water spread area of the wetlands has been reduced
considerably leaving less scope for food production for sustainable livelihood. To assess the
extent of reclamation and to evaluate its subsequent consequences, Toposheets and Remote
sensing data were obtained from the Department of Remote Sensing and Environment, Govt of
Kerala. Digitization of toposheets has been started. Ground level truth was taken for image
processing of remote sensing data. A detailed study in this direction would bring to light the
nature of environmental degradation that took place during the last thirty to forty years. Strategic
mitigative measures can be evolved from the results of the investigation.
For the study on future prospecting, an area which was subjected to extensive reclamation for
a considerable period of time was selected. Detailed eco – biological studies of the area is
underway to understand the impact of reclamation on the Bioresources.

II. Awareness camps

 The awareness programme aims to make known the social, environmental, agricultural, scientific
and economic benefits that can be derived for the betterment of the society. This can also help
protecting the environment and how farm research contributes to meeting the need. The main
aim of Rajiv Gandhi Chair is to uplift the rural population by providing new/improved technologies
for enhancing livelihood in a sustainable manner. Rajiv Gandhi Chair has initiated four projects
focusing on different areas. The chair initiated the following awareness camps.
Bivalve farming
Awareness camp on Bivalve farming for sustainable livelihood was conducted at V.P Thuruth in
Thrissur district on 29th August 2006 with an aim to explain the importance of bivalve farming in
enhancing the livelihood. A total of 15 participants attended the camp. Mr. Vinod, M (Programme

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coordinator) explained the feasibility of starting the activity in the estuary as the technology
of bivalve farming applied elsewhere had yielded very encouraging results. Healthy discussions
existed between the participants and the RGC-CS team members.
Bio-village
Awareness camp on livelihood enhancement through community participation was conducted
on 31st August 2006 in the Moothakunnam village of Ernakulam district. A total of 16 participants
attended the camp. Prof, Rajiv Gandhi Chair explained the importance of biovillage concept in
enhancing the livelihood of the villagers. The coordinator of the programme, Dr. Sindhu
Sadanandan explained the feasibility of the technology. The team informed that the financial
& technical support for the model unit will be provided by the RGC-CS and that the labour and
profit obtained from it will be shared among the beneficiaries.
Biodiversity Register
Awareness camp on the importance of biodiversity documentation and uses of biodiversity
was conducted on 30th September, 2006 in Kuttampuzha Village of Ernakulam District. A
total of 61 participants attended the camp. Ms. Deepa G.D., Junior Research Fellow of RGC-
CS explained the need of biodiversity conservation, and how biodiversity can be made use of
for improving
livelihood, such as farming of medicinal plants which is of commercial importance nowadays.
The self help groups agreed to the proposals put up by RGC-CS.

Bioconversion of Water hyacinth
Awareness camp regarding the bioconversion of water hyacinth to useful products like
mushroom and vermicomposting for sustainable livelihood was conducted on 28th November,
2006 at Kuttanad Vikasana Samithy, Ramankary, Alappuzha district. A total of 108 participants
attended the meeting. Ms.Raji, the Co-ordinator of the Programme explained the disastrous
effects of the water hyacinth weed on health, economy and environment and how it could be
utilized to make vermicompost and mushroom on a sustainable basis by suitable technology.
In the forum, several queries regarding the financial involvement, work force, profit attained,
constraints involved etc. were clarified by the RGC-CS team. The team informed that the
financial & technical support for the model unit will be provided by RGC-CS and that the labor
and profit obtained from it is to be shared among the beneficiaries. The eagerness to participate
in the project was evident with more than 50 members registering their names for the model
unit.

III. Training programmes
Rajiv Gandhi Chair aims to increase and improve practical skills of scientists and technical
personnel employed in various sectors. It also provides technical skills to students and farmers.
The training programmes are being organized with the participation of government, Universities
and non government organizations. The various programmes organized during this period are
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Table: Training Programmes Organised
Sl.No. Date           Title              Name of the                Name of           Number
                                         Resource                   the village       of farmers
                                         Person                                       Trained
 1    16.12.06    Mushroom culture       Mr. Suresh Kumar          Moothakunnam,       10
                                         B, KVK, CMFRI,            Ernakulam Dist.
                                         Dr Sindhu
                                         Sadanandan,
                                         RGC-CS
 2    30.01.07    Vermicomposting        Mr. Suresh Kumar       Moothakunnam           10
                                         B, CMFRI,              Ernakulam Dist.
                                         Dr Sindhu
                                         Sadanandan,
                                         RGC-CS
 3    03.01.07    Bivalve farming        Mr. Alloycius, Ms.     V.P.ThuruthThrissur    13
                  (Mussel)               Jeni Sharma,           Dist.
                                         (CMFRI) Mr.
                                         Vinod M
                                         (RGC-CS)
 4    14.01.07    Medicinal plants,      Ms. Deepa G.D.         Kuttampuzha            21
                  Conservation and       RGC-CS                 Ernakulam Dist.
                  Nursery production
 5    07.02.07    Vermicomposting    Dr. K.V Mathew,            ManaladiAlappuzha      10
                  using water        KVK,KAU                    Dist.
                  hyacinth
 6    22.02.07    Rabbit rearing     Mr. Jose Paul,             Moothakunnam,          10
                                     Angamali                   Ernakulam Dist.
 7    30.03.07    Mushroom culture Mr. Suresh Kumar             Moothakunnam           25
                                     B, KVK, CMFRI              Ernakulam Dist.
                                     Dr Sindhu
                                     Sadanandan,
                                     RGC-CS,
 8    30.03.07    Oyster farming     Ms. Jeni Sharma,           V.P.ThuruthThrissur    20
                                     CMFRI,                     Dist.
                                     Mr. Vinod M,
                                     RGC-CS

IV: Short term courses
 Participatory Rural Appraisal:
A Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) workshop was organized by Rajiv Gandhi Centre for
Contemporary Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology in association with
Department of Social Work, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady. It was conducted
for three days from 16th to 18th March 2007. The participants of the workshop were the MSW

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students of Thirur and Payyannur centers. There were 47 students and five faculty members in
the programme.
Dr. V.P.Vipin Kumar, Sr.Scientist, CMFRI served as the Resource Person and the the programme
was coordinated by Dr.Sindhu Sadanandan,Research Associate, RGC-CS. The classes were
based on the theories and practicals of PRA. PRA techniques were practiced in the field of
Odakkali, Perumbavoor subsequently the participants documented it. In the field there were
more than 75 people including the student’s team and the local people. Techniques like Impact
Diagram, Problem tree, Seasonal Analysis, Venn diagram, Preference Ranking, Basic
information Map, Mobility map of Women, Matrix ranking, transect walk, Social map, Resource
map and Time line were practiced in the field. The programme offered an excellent opportunity
for the students and the faculty members to get the PRA tools familiarized and practiced.
Dr.Jose Antony, Head, Department of Social Work, SSUS, Kalady and the Faculty members
extended all possible help in successfully conducting the programme.

V:      Lecture series

Application of nanotechnology in biological science

Dr. A.D.Diwan, Asst. Director General, ICAR, Govt. of India at St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam
on 16th January, 2007.
Biodiversity, CBD and WTO Regimes in 21st Century
Prof. (Dr) P. Pushpangadan,Hon. Director, RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram at School of
Environmental Studies, CUSAT on 19th January, 2007.
Medicinal Plant Diversity and Beneficiation
Prof. (Dr) G. Mohandas Nair, Professor and Head, Dept. of Botany , University of Kerala,
Thiruvananthapuram at School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT on 19th January, 2007.
Computer Aided Drug Design
Dr. Achuth Sankar S. Nair, Honorary Director, Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Kerala,
Thiruvananthapuram at School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT on 19th January, 2007.
Biodiversity Conservation
Prof. (Dr.) T.J.Pandian, INSA Emeritus Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai
Kamaraj University, Madurai at School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT on 20th February, 2007.

VI:     Seminars organized
Aquatic Biodiversity-Present and Future
Dr. Bijukumar A. Principal Scientific Officer, Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Thiruvananthapuram
at School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT on 19th January, 2007.
Conservation of Biodiversity of the Western Ghats- Challenges in a Biodiversity Hotspot
Dr. E.Kunhikrishnan, Department of Zoology, University College, Thiruvananthapuram at School
of Environmental Studies, CUSAT on 19th January, 2007.

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Biodiversity for Better Living
Prof. (Dr). C.V. Jayamani, Professor, School of Management Studies, CUSAT at School of
Environmental Studies, CUSAT on 19th January, 2007.
NET to Citation to Nobel
Prof. (Dr.) T.J.Pandian, INSA Emeritus Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj
University, Madurai at School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT on 20th February, 2007.
Seminar on Freshwater Aquaculture
Organized by Dept. of Zoology, NSS College, Pandalam from 25th September to 27th September
2006. Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, CUSAT, Cochin Co- sponsored the
programme.
One day seminar on “Environment and Human Health”
Organized by Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, CUSAT, Cochin in collaboration
with Lakeshore Hospital and Research Institute and Department of Biotechnology, Cochin
University of Science and Technology, Cochin on 10th October 2006
National Seminar on Recent Trends in Microbial Technology and Engineering
Organized by International Centre for Bioresources Management (ICBM) and Department of
Microbiology, Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri, Kanyakumari District. Rajiv Gandhi Chair
in Contemporary Studies, CUSAT, Cochin Co sponsored the seminar-6th and 7th October 2006..
Satellite Symposium on Biosecurity for Sustainable Development- Department of Zoology,
Allahabad University, Allahabad . Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, CUSAT, Cochin
co- sponsored the symposium on 26th September 2006.
Satellite Symposium on “Biotechnology for Sustainable Development”
International Conference in Zoology, organized by the Academic Staff College, Bangalore
University, Bangalore on 22nd November 2006. Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies,
CUSAT, Cochin. co- sponsored the Symposium (Young Scientist, Senior Scientist and Invited
Sessions)
Seminar on Viable Technologies for Livelihood Enhancement
Organized by Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, CUSAT in collaboration with CMFRI,
Cochin and College of Fisheries, Panangad at School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT on 8th
February, 2007.
VII:    Seminar attended
1. 5TH Annual Research Session 2006
Eastern University, Srilanka on 24th August 2006(Dr. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)
2. One day Seminar on Biotechnology
Dept. of Biotechnology, CUSAT on 12th September 2006 (Dr. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair
Professor)
3. State level seminar on Water Hyacinth a menace turned Resource

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   KIDS, Thrissur on 14th -15th September (Dr. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor,
Dr Sindhu Sadanandan, Research Associate, Vinod M, JRF, P. Raji,K, JRF and Deepa,G.D,
JRF)
4. National Symposium on Biosafety Perspectives
Allahabad University, Allahabad on 25th and 26th September 2006 (Dr. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi
Chair Professor)
5. Training programme on Freshwater Aquaculture
Dept. of Zoology, NSS College, Pandalam from 25th September to 27th September 2006(Mr.
Vinod M., JRF)
6. National Seminar on Recent Trends in Microbial Technology and Engineering
Malankara Catholic College, Kanyakumari on 6th -7th October 2006 (Dr. P.Natarajan, Rajiv
Gandhi Chair Professor)
7. National Seminar on Self Reliance in Space and Defence
Swadeshi Science Movement at Bharath Tourist Home on 15th October 2006 ( Ms. P. Raji K.,
JRF)
8. National Seminar on Grama Swaraj- Rural Development and National Self Reliance
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences on 16th October 2006 ( Ms. P. Raji K., JRF)
9. International Conference in Zoology (INCOZ-2006)
Academic Staff College, Bangalore University, Bangalore 19th to 22nd November 2006 (Dr.
P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor; Dr Sindhu Sadanandan, Research Associate, Vinod
M., JRF, P Raji,K., JRF, Deepa, G.D., JRF, Aneeshkumar, KV., and Dipson, T., Project
Assistants)
10. Fifth World Chinese Symposium for the Crustacean Aquaculture
  Fisheries University, Shanghai, China on 2-5th November 2006
  (Dr. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)
11. National Seminar on Molecular Medicine for Cancer
      Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara on 4th January 2007 (Ms. P. Raji K., JRF)
12.     Seminar on Maritime Environment
Centre for Techno Strategic Studies, CUSAT on 17th January, 2007 (Professor and Project
staff, Rajiv Gandhi Chair)

13. National Seminar “Sastrapatham – Science and Technology for Development of Kerala”
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin on 19-20th December, 2006. (Professor
and Project staff, Rajiv Gandhi Chair)

14. State Level Seminar on Environmental Biotechnology

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Department of Chemistry, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam on 23rd January, 2007 (Dr Sindhu
Sadanandan, Research Associate, Deepa, G.D., JRF, Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary
Studies)

15.19th Kerala Science Congress
Kannur, 29-31st January, 2007. (P Raji,K., JRF, Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies)

16. Third meeting of the Advisory Board of National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin on 18th January, 2007 (Dr. P.Natarajan,
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

 17. State level conference of SHAKTHI and one day seminar on Role of Science and Technology
for economic empowerment of women
School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT on 14th Feb. 2007(Dr. Sindhu Sadanandan, Research
Associate, Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies)

18. Seminar on Perspective in Modern Biology, Research and education.
Centre for Marine Science and Technology, M.S.University, Rajakkamangalam on 19th February,
2007 (Dr. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

19. Workshop on taxonomy of fish parasites-capacity Building programme.
Department of Zoology, Andhra University, Waltair, 23-02-07
( Dr. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

20. State Level Taxonomists Meet.
Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Govt of Kerala, Trivandrum on 23-24, 03-07 (Dr. P.Natarajan,
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

 21. National workshop on Recent trends in Bioinformatics cum training on Cheminformatics.
UC College, Alwaye on 10th March 2007(Ms. Raji, JRF)

VII. Invited Lectures
1. Ecosystems and Sustainable Development
(Keynote Paper). 5th Annual Research Session of the Eastern University, Srilanka on 24th
August 2006 (Dr.P.Natarajan, Rajiv, Gandhi Chair Professor).
2. Impact of Environmental Stress on Aquatic Organisms
(Special Lecture) 5th Annual Research Session of the Eastern University, Srilanka on 25th
August 2006 (Dr.P.Natarajan, Rajiv, Gandhi Chair Professor).

3. Biosciences for sustainable development
(Special lecture) Department of Biotechnology, CUSAT, Cochin on 12th
September 2006(Prof.P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

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4. Food security for sustainable development
(Keynote paper).Department of Zoology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad on 25th September
2006 (Prof.P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor).

5. Environmental considerations and disease prevalence in fish.
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
 On 11th November 2006 (Prof. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair
Professor).

6. Fish disease Research in India- An overview.
Ocean University, Qingdao, China on 13th November 2006 (Prof. P. Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi
Chair Professor)

7. Environmental degradation and onset of diseases in fish and shellfish- an Indian Scenario
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong on 17th November 2006(Prof. P.Natarajan,
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

8. Freshwater Aquaculture.
NSS College, Pandalam on 27th September 2006(M.Vinod, JRF)

9. Relevance of basic sciences in 21st century
Kannur University on 9th January, 2007 (Prof. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

10. Sustainable Development
Inaugural address: Seminar on Blue Revolution, held on 22-02-07 in L.F.college, Guruvayoor(Prof.
P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

11. Environmental Security for sustainable Development.
Maharajas College, Ernakulam on 22-02-07(Prof. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

12. Significance of taxonomy and host parasite relationship.
Workshop on taxonomy of fish parasites-capacity building programme, Andhra University, 23-
02-07(Prof. P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

13. Taxonomy of fish parasites and impact of parasitism on fish and shellfish. School of Marine
Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, 26-02-07 ( Prof. P.Natarajan,
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)
14. Research methodology
Orientation Programme organized by UGC-ASC Bangalore University, Bangalore on 17 th-03-
07(Prof. P. Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

15. Impact of environmental factors on coastal Bioresources.
National Symposium on Conservation and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, organized by
Post graduate Department of aquaculture and Biochemistry, Ernakulam on 27th March
2007(Prof.P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)

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VIII. Publications

Papers
1. Liu li-ping, Xiang jian-hai, Dong Bo, Natarajan, P., Yu Kui-jie and Cai Nan-er. 2006.
Ciona intestinalis as an emerging model organism: its regeneration under controlled conditions
and methodology for egg dechorionation. Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B. ISSN
1673-1581.PP 467-474
2. Natarajan, P.2006.
Biosciences for sustainable development and rural livelihood. Proceedings of the 5th Annual
Research Session of the Eastern University, Srilanka
3. Deepa G.D and Natarajan, P. 2006,
 Microorganisms in waste management. pp .5-20 in Proceedings- Recent Trends in Microbial
Technology and Engineering (Eds. Vidhya Ramaswamy, Natarajan.P. and Jenny Sharlet K).
International Centre for Bioresources Management (ICBM), Malankara Catholic College,
Mariagiri, Kaliakkavilai, Kanyakumari district. 187pp
4. Natarajan P., Sindhu Sadanandan and Vinod, M. 2006.
 Water – a valuable Resource, pp16-26.Advances in Environmental Sciences and Technology.
(Eds.Natarajan P., Madhyastha, M.N., Gangadhar and UshaAnanadhi D.). Prof. P.S.Murthy
Felicitation Volume, Bangalore University, Bangalore. 216pp
5. Pillai Raji, K., Deepa, G.D and Natarajan, P. 2006.
Cyanobactaria : Potential par Excellence, pp209-216. Advances in
Environmental Sciences and Technology. (Eds.Natarajan P., Madhyastha, M.N., Gangadhar
and Usha Ananadhi D.). Prof. P.S.Murthy FelicitationVolume, Bangalore University, Bangalore.
216pp
6. Indrani, B. and Natarajan P. 2006.
Heavy metal contamination in Manakudy Estuary- East Coast of India. Pp157-162. Advances
in Environmental Sciences and Technology.
(Eds.Natarajan P., Madhyastha, M.N., Gangadhar and Usha Ananadhi D.). Prof. P.S.Murthy
Felicitation Volume, Bangalore University, Bangalore. 216p
7. Natarajan, P., Barnabas Xavier and Premjith, S. 2006.
Food and Feeding Habits of Salmostoma horai. pp173-182. Advances in
         Environmental Sciences and Technology. (Eds.Natarajan P., Madhyastha,M.N.,
Gangadhar and Usha Ananadhi D.). Prof. P.S.Murthy FelicitationVolume, Bangalore University,
Bangalore. 216p
8. Pillai Raji K. and Natarajan P. 2007
Water pollution and human health. pp. 39-44 in Environment and Human Health. (Eds. Natarajan
P, Paulose C.S., Bright Singh I.S., Pillai Raji K.), Rajiv Gandhi Chair Publication 2: 158 p
9. Pillai Raji K. and Natarajan P. 2007
Heavy metal toxicity and cancer. pp. 86-96 in Environment and Human Health. (Eds. Natarajan
P, Paulose C.S., Bright Singh I.S., Pillai Raji K.), Rajiv Gandhi Chair Publication 2:158 p


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10. Vinod M., 2007, Nursery rearing of carps. Pp.39-42 in Viable Technologies for Livelihood
Enhancement. (Eds. Natarajan P, Susheela Jose, Sindhu Sadanandan), Rajiv Gandhi Chair
Publication 3: 94p
11. Krishnan. L. Sindhu Sadanandan and Susheela Jose. 2007
Integrated fish farming for livelihood enhancement. pp. 80-86 in Viable Technologies for Livelihood
Enhancement. (Eds. Natarajan P, Susheela Jose, Sindhu Sadanandan), Rajiv Gandhi Chair
Publication 3: 94p
12. Sindhu Sadanandan, Susheela Jose and Natarajan P. 2007.
Vermicomposting – An eco-friendly approach to sustainable development. Pp.87-92 in Viable
Technologies for Livelihood Enhancement. (Eds. Natarajan P, Susheela Jose, Sindhu
Sadanandan), Rajiv Gandhi Chair Publication 3: 94p

Abstracts
Sindhu Sadanandan and Natarajan, P. 2006.
Bio-Village: An eco-friendly approach for sustainable development.
International Conference in Zoology, Academic Staff College, Bangalore.Abstract No. P 060
Raji K., Natarajan, P. and Kurup G.M. 2006.
Bioconversion of water hyacinth for sustainable livelihood. International Conference in Zoology,
Academic Staff College, Bangalore. Abstract No.O 041
Vinod M., Velayudham, T.S and Natarajan P. 2006,
Bivalve farming for sustainable livelihood, International Conference in
Zoology, Academic Staff College, Bangalore. Abstract No. O 25

Proceedings and monographs
2006. Annotated Bibliography of the Asian Cichlid, Etroplus suratensis (Bloch).
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Special Publication No.1.Eds. Sivaprasad, P.S., Chandran A and Natarajan
P.
2006. Proceedings- Recent Trends in Microbial Technology and Engineering.
International Centre for Bioresources Management (ICBM), Malankara
 Catholic College, Mariagiri, Kaliakkavilai, Kanyakumari district. 187pp.Eds. Vidhya
Ramaswamy, Natarajan.P. and Jenny Sharlet K
2006. Advances in Environmental Sciences and Technology.
Prof. P.S.Murthy Felicitation Volume, Bangalore University, Bangalore.
216pp.Eds. Natarajan P., Madhyastha M.N., Gangadhar and Usha Ananadhi
2007. Proceedings -Environment and Human Health.
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Publication No.2. Eds Natarajan P., Paulose C.S., Bright Singh I. S. and
Pillai Raji K
2007. Monograph on Viable Technologies for Livelihood Enhancement.
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Publication No.3.Eds. Natarajan P., Susheela Jose and Sindhu Sadanandan.


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IX. Honours and Merits
Chief Guest: 5th Annual Research Session.
Eastern University, Srilanka (P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor) on 24th August 2006
Guest of Honour:
 National Symposium on Biosafety Perspectives. University of Allahabad, Allahabad
(P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor,) on 25th September 2006
TWAS-UNESCO Associate
(P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor -continuing)
Scientific Advisor, IFS, Sweden
(P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor-continuing)
Member Research Advisory Committee
(RAC), CMFRI, ICAR, New Delhi (P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor-continuing)
Guest of Honor
International Conference in Zoology, Valedictory Function, Bangalore
 University, Bangalore (P. Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor) on 22nd November 2006
Expert Committee Member
To evaluate the best senior research project for Dr. S. Vasudev award Instituted by Kerala
State Council for Science Technology and Environment on 23rd January, 2007 (P. Natarajan,
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)
Guest of Honor
Chief Guest-National Seminar on Blue evolution. LF College Guruvayoor, on 22nd February
2007(P.Natarajan, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor)
Guest of Honor
Chief Guest-AGC-ASC Orientation Course, Academic Staff college, Bangalore 17th March
2007(P.Natarajan, Prof. Rajiv Gandhi Chair)
Chairman
Sectional Chairman for Biodiversity of Inland and marine fauna and flora. Workshop on Biodiversity
of Taxonomists. Kerala State Biodiversity Board, 23rd and 24th March 2007

X. Livelihood Enhancement Programmes

Projects for external funding
In order to enhance infrastructure facilities for research and development and to augment
income and employment generation for rural livelihood, the Rajiv Gandhi Chair submitted the
following project proposals to various Funding agencies. The details are as follows.

1. Rural Livelihood enhancement through community participation.
Dr. P.Natarajan Dr. I. S. Bright Singh and Dr. Sindhu Sadanandan (Investigators) (Department
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2. Bioconversion of Water Hyacinth for sustainable livelihood.
Dr. P.Natarajan and Dr. Suguna Yesodharan. (Investigators).
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India-Submitted.

3. Bivalve Farming for enhancing coastal livelihood.
Dr. P.Natarajan and Dr. S. Bright Singh (Investigators).
Kerala State Council for Science and Technology, Trivandrum-Submitted.

4. Plant Biodiversity Register with special reference to medicinal plants for sustainable
development.
Dr. P.Natarajan and Dr. Ammini Joseph (Investigators).
Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India-Submitted.

5. Green Wealth for rural women through fibre extraction from agriculture wastes.

Dr. Padma Nambisan and Dr. P.Natarajan (Investigators).
Department of Biotechnology, Government of India-Sanctioned

Considering the socio-economic weakness of the rural poor and the need to augment their
livelihood, the Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, CUSAT has initiated the following
activities in certain identified villages in Ernakulam, Thrissur and Alappuzha districts.
 The rural farmers were given a series of training on rural livelihood and based on the training
model demonstration units were established with their participation. A bivalve model mussel
raft was established in V.P.Thuruthu of Methala village of Thrissur District. A mussel raft of 36
square meter with 50 seeded ropes of 2 kg each were suspended. The average size of the
mussel seed was 15 to 25 mm. The unit was constructed and placed in operation with the full
support of the SHG members. The weekly monitoring of the culture system was carried out
and it was found that seeded mussels have grown approximately to 40 mm size. The group
members would get approximately 1000 kg with a net returns of Rs. 45000/- to -50,000/- .
Hence each member would earn approximately Rs. 4500 to Rs.5,000 in four months.
Under the Bio village Programme, a SHG in Moothakunnam village of Ernakulam district was
formed with ten women members and was named as “PUNJIRI”. The mushroom shed as well
as vermi pits were constructed. Rabbits and cages ( 5 female and 2 males) were procured
and given to the group to practice buy- back system of rearing .The first batch of rabbits
reared gave birth to six offspring on 7th April 2007, which can be sold within another 45 days.
Through mushroom culture, the SHG started getting the returns from 3rd March onwards.
Every day the group earns approximately Rs.60 through sale of mushroom.
The Self Help Group(SHG) of Kuttampuzha, Ernakulam district established a medicinal garden
with more than 80 species of medicinal plants, out of which around 20 are of great commercial
importance. The documentation of plant biodiversity has just started. To find out viable market
for the produce, discussions were made with the R&D and Purchase Wings of Kerala Ayurveda
Pharmacy Ltd., Attani, Ankamali. Farming of commercially significant medicinal plants will
be started during the onset of monsoon which would facilitate the income of SHG Members

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A project that deals with the bioconversion of Water Hyacinth for Sustainable Livelihood is
being carried out in Manaladi village in Ramankary Panchayat of Alappuzha district. Various
income generating activities like vermicomposting cum nutrition garden and mushroom cultivation
using the water hyacinth biomass has been initiated. A total of four vermi pits, each with a size
of 4 sq.ft was constructed. In each pit about 10 kg of dried water hyacinth was introduced for
the production of vermicompost. A mushroom shed with an area of 150sqft to hold 100 bags
was constructed for mushroom cultivation. Marketing facilities were explored which showed
high demand for mushroom.

XI. Linkages

Rajiv Gandhi Chair established linkages with the following institutes and organizations. The
linkages are for exchange of scientific literature and materials, joint collaboration in organizing
seminars / Conferences

1. Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Qingdao, China
2. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
3. Murdoch University, Australia
4. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin
5. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Trichur
6. Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Trivandrum
7. Centre for Environment and Development, Trivandrum
8. Sree Shankarcharya University of Sanskrit, Kaladay
9. Sahridaya College of Engineering, Kodakara, Thrissur
10 .Prakruthi, Centre for Research in Organic Farming, Kottanellur, Thrissur.

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                SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL FISHERIES
The School of Industrial Fisheries was established in 1976 as the Department of Industrial
Fisheries under the erstwhile University of Cochin for post-graduate teaching and research
on all aspects of fishery science and technology. The Department started offering the M.Sc.
course in Industrial Fisheries in 1976 and Ph.D. programme in 1979.
The Department was elevated to the status of the School in 1995 by recognizing the progress
and achievements in teaching, research and outreach activities in various fields of Fisheries.
The various activities of the School are now carried out under five well defined divisions of (1)
Aquaculture and Capture Fisheries(2) Fishing Craft and Gear Technology (3) Fish Process-
ing Technology (4) Fisheries Economics and (5) Fisheries Management.
The M.Sc. course in Industrial Fisheries is a multi-disciplinary programme spread over four
semesters designed to offer the students the needed scientific, technical and managerial
skills to take up responsible positions in industry, administration and management in the
fisheries sector of the country and abroad.
A new course- M.Phil Programme in Fisheries Science is approved by the University and
the admission for the course will commence from the year 2008 onwards.
The Ph.D. programme of the School extends to frontier areas of fisheries science and tech-
nology, including aquaculture, seafood quality assurance, economics and management. The
faculty of the School serve as experts/consultants in many national /international fishery
bodies and have organized/participated in many national/international symposia/workshops.
The School has, apart from bringing out several research reports and conference proceed-
ings, produced a crop of outstanding research articles and books. The School has in the
recent past published a catalogue of Freshwater ornamental Fishes of Kerala (India). The
School is now recognized as a premier national institution for fishery science/technology
education in the country attracting international student enrolment
1.       Programmes of Study/Research
         1. M.Sc. Industrial Fisheries
         2. Ph.D. programme in
            (a) Fishery Biology and Aquaculture
            (b) Fishing Craft and Gear Technology
            (c) Fish Processing Technology
            (d) Fisheries Economics
            (e) Fisheries Management
2        Faculty Members
Sl.No.       Name                        Designation          Qualification     Speciaisation
1    Dr.Ramakrishnan Korakandy           Professor            M.Sc.,M.Phil,     Fisheries
                                                              Ph.D.             Economics and
                                                                                Management
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2    Dr.Saleena Mathew                 Professor&           M.Sc., Ph.D.          Biochemistry &
                                       Director                                   Fish Processing
                                                                                  Technology
3    Dr.B.Madhusoodana Kurup           Professor            M.Sc.,Ph.D.           Fishery Biology
                                                                                  & Aquaculture
4    Dr.K.T.Thomson                    Reader               M.A, Ph.D.            Fisheries
                                                                                  Economics
5    Dr. Femeena Hassan                Reader               M.Sc, Ph.D            Fisheries
                                                                                  Science, Fish
                                                                                  process
                                                                                  Technology
6    Mr.John Mohan                     Senior Lecturer      M.Sc.                 Fish Processing
                                                                                  Technology
7    Dr. Mini Sekharan                 Lecturer             M.Sc, Ph.D.           Fishery
                                                                                  Management

3.       Research Scholars

Sl.No.      Name             Funding            Guide                   Area of Work
                             Agency

1    Rajesh .K               Part-time          Dr.Ramakrishnan         Coastal Tourism in
                                                Korakandy               Kerala-Its impact on
                                                                        Economic & Environment
2    Jaisingh Joseph         Self               Dr.Ramakrishnan         Seafood Processing
                                                Korakandy               Industry of India – A
                                                                        study of the impact of
                                                                        globalisation on production
                                                                        and marketing
3    Beena Sulochanan        Part-time          Dr.Saleena Mathew       Role of antioxidants in
                                                                        preservation of fatty
                                                                        fishes.
4    Maya Raman              CUSAT              Dr.Saleena Mathew       Thermal modification on
                                                                        rheological properties
                                                                        and protein quality in Fish
5    Prasanth K.M            Harijan            Dr.Saleena Mathew       Biochemical
                             Welfare                                    characterization &
                                                                        Storage of selected
                                                                        species of farmed and
                                                                        marine prawns
6    Manjusha K.P.                              Dr.Saleena Mathew       Isolation and
                                                                        characterization of GAG
                                                                        from various fish species
                                                                        for their bioactivity

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Sl.No.   Name               Funding            Guide                    Area of Work
                            Agency
7    Pearly Tony                              Dr.Saleena Mathew Species variability of
                                                                phosphilipids and their
                                                                role in lipid oxidation
8    Saritha Thomas         University        B.Madhusoodana    Evaluation of live food
                                              Kurup             organisms in the
                                                                larviculture of
                                                                M.rosenbergi
9    Subhasree Sankar       University        B.Madhusoodana    Laviculture of
                                              Kurup             M.rosenbergii with
                                                                reference to extrinsic
                                                                factors
10   Smt.Anitha             Part-time         B.Madhusoodana    Impact of ban on
                                              Kurup             monsoon trawling in the
                                                                pre processing and
                                                                processing fisheries
                                                                sector of Kerala
11   Radhakrishnan K.V      ICAR              B.Madhusoodana    Systematics, Bionomics
                                              Kurup             and stock characteristics
                                                                of potential ornamental
                                                                fishes of Kerala.
12   Manojkumar T.G         Part-time         B.Madhusoodana    Habitat and species
                                              Kurup             inventorisation of
                                                                freshwater fishes of
                                                                Kerala & inventorisation
                                                                of life history traits of
                                                                selected fishes having
                                                                aquaculture potential.
13   Sreedevi.C             University        B.Madhusoodana    Impact of bottom trawling
                                              Kurup             on the sea bottom and its
                                                                living communities along
                                                                the coastal water of
                                                                Kerala with special
                                                                reference to Meiofauna.
14   Johny T.Varghese       University        B.Madhusoodana    Studies on the microbial
                                              Kurup             bioprocess underlying
                                                                the control of C/N ratio in
                                                                the shrimp culture systems
15   Sahadevan,P.           Part-time         B.Madhusoodana    An assessment of fisheries
                                              Kurup             situation in Kannur and
                                                                Kasargod districts of
                                                                Kerala for management
                                                                planning for sustainable
                                                                development.
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Sl.No.      Name             Funding            Guide                    Area of Work
                             Agency

16   Venu.S                  Harijan Welfare    B.Madhusoodana
                                                Kurup
17   Pramod.P.K              UJRF               Dr.A.Ramachandran        Ornamental Fishery
                                                                         Management
18   Mini Sekharan           Harijan       Dr.A.Ramachandran             Ornamental Fishery
                             Welfare Dept.                               Management

19   Smitha Nair             Part-time          Dr.A.Ramachandran        Seafood Quality
                                                                         Management

20   Ancy Sebastian          Part time          Dr.A.Ramachandran        Seafood Quality
                                                                         Management

21   Remasan                 Part time          Dr.A.Ramachandran        Fishing Gear
                                                                         Technology
22   John Chellappan         Part time          Dr.A.Ramachandran        Biochemistry
                                                                         Of Dried fishes
23   Suenesh Thampy          CUSAT              Dr.A.Ramachandran        Total Quality
                                                                         Management
24   George M.A              CUSAT              Dr.K.T.Thomson           Esturina Management
25   Baiju K.K.              Harijan       Dr.K.T.Thomson                Legal pluralism
                             Welfare Dept.
26   Daisy C.Kappan          Part-time          Dr.K.T.Thomson           Fisheries Extension
27   Shyma J                 Part time          Dr.K.T.Thomson           Aquaculture economics
28   Rose Wine Joy           CUSAT              Dr.K.T.Thomson           Economics of Fisheries
                                                                         management

4.       Administrative Personnel

Sl.No.      Designation                                       No. of Posts

1           Section Officer                                          1
2           Selection Grade Assistant                                1
3           Assistant on Daily Wages                                 1
4           Senior Grade (Typist/Steno)                              1
5           Typist on Daily Wages                                    1
6           Peon                                                     1
7           Sweeper-cum-Cleaner                                      1

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5.       Technical Personnel
Sl.No.       Designation                                         No. of Posts
1            Technical Assistant Grade III                              1
2            Laboratory Assistant                                       1
3            Net Maker                                                  1
4            Hatchery Asst.-cum Syrang and Driver                       1
5            Hatchery Assistant                                         1

6.       Student Enrollment
Sl.No.       Programme of Study                          Men           Women          Total
1            M.sc.                                       12                 7          19
2            Ph.D                                         5                 1           6

7.       Research Facilities

         (a) Laboratories (List out Major equipments available) Separate laboratories
         for Fishery biology & Aquaculture, Fish processing, Quality Control and Fishing
         technology. Major equipments include UV visible spectro photometers, High speed
         Centrifuge, Research microscope , Deep Freezers ,Refrigerated Centrifuges,
         Camera attached microscopes, Electrophoretic units, Refractometers, Laminar flow,
         Micro pipette, Genie- Mini Sub system analytical model, Water still 6 ltr, Digital
         power pack PS 500, Refractometer & soil pH meter, TA plus food texture analyzer,
         Variable accupipette, microscope –students type ,HPLC gas chromatograph,
         Biophotometer,Ultra pure Water Purification System-Milli Q etc.

         (b) Library: No separate library. Books bought by the School are kept in the library of
         Marine Sciences

         No of books and Journals as on              Additions during the current year
         31st March of the Previous Year

           Books-1914, Journals-1812                       Books-22, Journals-Nil

         (c) Others: Fishing Vessel (King Fisher)

8.       Distinguished visitors

Sl.No. Name                          Affiliation                            Remarks

1        Dr. Fiksel Berker           University of Manitoba                 SHARP project of
         Dr. Svein Gentoft                                                  Dr. K.T. Thomson



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9.       Ph.Ds Awarded

Sl.No. Title of Thesis                 Name of Research Scholar             Supervising Guide

1          Effects of thermal
           modifications on the
           rheological characteristics
           and protein quality of         Maya Raman                    Dr.Saleena Mathew
           three species of fish of
           varying collagen content
2          Prospects of marketing the
           indigenous ornamental fishes   Mini Sekharan                 Dr. A.Ramachandran.
           of Kerala.
3          Economic valuation of
           coastal wetlands : A study     Susan Abraham                 Dr. K.T. Thomson
           of Cochin backwaters in Kerala
4          An evaluation of extension
           activities in the development  Daisy Kappen                  Dr. K.T. Thomson
           of Aquaculture in Kerala
10.      Publications
         a. Papers

Sl.No.                           Name of Paper

1     Maya Raman & Saleena Mathew. Assessment of the textural variations of muscle
      tissues of Labeo rohita and Scoliodon sorrokawah with emphasis on their collagen
      content :Asian Fisheries Science 19: 199-213, 2006
2     Maya Raman & Saleena Mathew (2006). Distribution and functional quality of collagen
      in squid tissues. In Sustain Fish, B.M. Kurup & K.Ravindran (Eds) 696 - 702
3     Mohanan P. & Saleena Mathew (2006). Effect of treatments on froen storage quality
      of squid mantles (Loligo duvaucelli). In Sustain Fish B.M. Kurup & K.Ravindran(Eds),
      744 – 752
4     Maya Raman & Saleena Mathew (2006). Proteoglycan components of some selected
      tissues of squid. In Sustain Fish, B.M. Kurup & K.Ravindran (Eds), 753 – 758.
5     B.M.Kurup and K.V. Radhakrishnan 2007 Tor remadevi a new species of Masheer
      from Kerala (South India), and distribution and abundance of Tor spp.in the river
      systems of Kerala      In : Mahseer-The biology,culture and Conservation-
      Proc.International Symposium on the Mahseer, 29-30 March 2006, Kaulalampur,
      Malaysia.pp. 129-144
6     B.M. Kurup, M. Harikrishnan and K.V. Radhakrishnan 2007. Life history traits and
      population dynamics of Tor khudreein the river systems of Kerala(South India). In :
      Mahseer-The biology,culture and Conservation-Proc.International Symposium on the
      Mahseer, 29-30 March2006, Kaula Lampur, Malaysia.pp. 53-60
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7    Jayaprekash.A.A., B.M.Kurup, U Sreedhar, S.Venu, Divya Thankappan, A.V. Pachu,
     Hashim Manjebrayakath, Paul Thampy and Siva Sudhakar(2006) Distribution,
     diversity, length-weight relationship and recruitment pattern of deep-sea finfishes and
     shell fishes in the shelf-break area off south west Indian EEZ. J.Mar Biol.Ass.Ind,
     48(1): 56-57
8    Venu.S. and B.M. Kurup(2006) Distribution and biology of deep-sea fishes Neoepinnula
     orientals Gilchrist and von Bonde 1924 and Psenes Squamiceps(Llyod, 1909 from
     west coast of Indian EEZ.J.Mar.BIol.Ass. Indian 48(1): 24-28
9    B.M.Kurup amd S.Venu(2006). Length-weight relationship of Priacanthus
     hamrur(Forsskal) inhabiting the continental slopes beyond 300m depth along the
     west coast of India. Tech. Vil.43(1):41-46
10   B.M. Kurup, M.Harkrishnan and S. Venu (2006). Depth wise variations in the
     maintenance of dimensional equality of the deep-sea fishes of south west coast of
     India. J.Mar.Biol.Ass.India, 48(1): 35-40
11   Venu S nd B.M. Kurup(2006). Life history traits of silver roughly Hoplostenthus
     mediterraneus (Cuvier) (Family: Trachichthydae) from the continental slope of south
     west coast of India. Fish.Tech.Vol.43(2): 204-211.
12   B.M..Kurup , T.G. Manojkumar and K.V.Radhakrishnan(2006). Fish and fisheries of
     Periyar Lake, Kerala. Indian J. Fish. Vol 53(2) 153-166
13   Joice V Thomas, C Sreedevi and B M Kurup(2006) Variations on the infaunal
     polychaets due to bottom trawling along the inshore waters of Kerala (South-west
     coast of India). Indian Journal of marine Sciences , Vol 3 (3) 00.00
14   Hari.B. and B.M. Kurup(2006). The effect of dietry lipid levels on the nutrition and
     growth of juveniles of M.rosenbergi(de Man.Fishery technology Vol 143(1) 65-72
15   Kurup .B.M. (2006). Characterization of male morphotypes of the giant fresh water
     prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii(de Man). Proceedings of the symposia sustain
     fish, 2005 120-130
16   Johny T Varghese and B M Kurup(2006). Effect of carbohydrate addition in the culture
     of penaeus monodon (facricius) having varying stocking density. Proceedings of the
     symposia sustain fish 2005. 190-201.
17   Aneykutty Joseph and B M Kurup(2006). Lipid profile of male morphotypes and their
     transitional stages of Macrobrachium rosenbergii(de Man). Proceedings of the
     symposia sustain fish 2005, 221-229.
18   P.Sahadevan and B M Kurup(2006). Seed resources of green mussel Perna
     viridis(Linnaeus) along the coast of Kannur and Kasargod districts of Kerala(South
     India). Proceedings of the symposia sustain fish, 2005. 248-255.
19   B M Kurup (2006). Status of marine fisheries of Kerala (s. India) with special references
     sustainability issues and conservation efforts). Proceedings of the symposia sustain
     fish 2005. 387-401.
20   Joice V Thomas and B.M. Kurup(2006). Effect of bottom trawling on ecological
     parameters along the inshore waters of Kerala (S.India). Proceedings of the symposia
     sustain fish 2005. 446-461.

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21    M.Harikrishnan and B.M. Kurup(2006). On the sustainability issues of fishery of the
      giant fresh water prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii(de Man)in the Vembanad lake,
      South India . Proceedings of the symposia sustain fish 2005. 502-510.
22    T.G.Manojkumar and B M Kurup(2006). Ecosystem degradation in the major river
      systems of Kerala, India. Proceedings of the symposia sustain fish, 2005. 502-510
23    B.M.Kurup and K.V. Radhakrishnan (2006)status of fresh water fish germplasm
      resource of Kerala, Imdia.Proceedings of the symposia sustain fish, 2005. 536-554
24    C.J.Euphrasia , K.V. Radhakrishnan and B.M. Kurup(2006).The threatened fresh water
      fishes of Kerala. Proceedings of the symposia sustain fish,2005. 536-554.
25    K..V.Radhakrishnan and B.M. Kurup(2006).Distribution and stock size of fresh water
      ornamental fishes of Kerala,(S.India)with special reference to sustainability issues .
      Proceedings of the symposia sustain fish,2005. 589-605.
26    Femeena Hassan and R. Sathiadhos (2007) . Technological changes and its
      implications on the empowerment of fishermen, Seafood Export Journal, March 2007,
      15-17, 27.
27    Femeena Hassan & Saleena Mathew (2006). Technological feasibility of incorporating
      collagen in specialized fish products. In Sustain Fish, B.M. Kurup & K.Ravindran(Eds),
      690 – 695.
28    Mini Sekharan, M.N. and Ramachandran. A., 2006. Threats in ornamental fish exports
      to Singapore from India. Seafood Export Journal, vol,XXXVI No.8, August.
29    Mini Sekharan, M.N. and Ramachandran. A., 2006. Market preferred Indigenous
      ornamental fishes of Kerala, Journal of Ornamental fish international, Issue No. 52.
      October, 20-21.
30    Mini Sekharan, M.N. and Ramachandran. A., 2006. Market Positioning the indigenous
      ornamental fishes of Kerala in the target markets. In: Kurup. B.M.K (Ed.)., Sustain
      Fish,2005.International Symposium on Improved Sustainability of Fish Production
      Systems and Appropriate Technologies For Utilization. School of Industrial fisheries,
      Cochin University of Science and Technology, India.
31    Ramachandran.N and Mini Sekharan, M.N., 2006. Marketing strategies for ornamental
      fish export from Kerala, Ornamentals Kerala, 2006. International Seminar on
      Ornamental fish Breeding Farming and Trade, 5-6 February, 2006, Cochin, India.
         B. books:
Sl.No.                             Name of Book
1             Sustain Fish (2006), B.M.Kurup & K.Ravindran (Eds)
11.   Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty/
      Students.
Name of Participant           Name of Seminar /       Role
                              Conference/ Workshop
Dr.Saleeena Mathew         International Symposium on    Chair person,
                           Sustainable Fisheries         technical session
                           Development for Food and
                           Health security , December
                           20-21 , 2006, Mangalore
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Name of Participant             Name of Seminar /                    Role
                                Conference/ Workshop
Dr.Saleeena Mathew           Workshop on curriculum              Chairperson BOS
                             restructuring of Course Analysis    level meeting
                             Organized by the Industry-
                             Institute Partnership cell ,
                             March 19-21, 2007.
Dr.Saleeena Mathew           Workshop on Certification of        Expert Member
                             Indian Fisheries by Marine
                             Stewardship Council on
                             15-01-2007, Kochi , organized
                             by MPEDA and UNCTAD
Dr.B.Madhusoodhana           International conference ,
Kurup                        Mahseer 2006, March 2-3,
                             Kaulalmpur, Malaysia .Malaysian
                             Fisheries Society
Dr.B.Madhusoodhana           OSTC workshop-impact of             Resource person
Kurup                        bottomtrawling on sea bottom
                             and its living communities-
                             CUSAT,School of Marine
                             Sciences, 7th July 2006.
Dr.B.Madhusoodhana           Low cost prawn farming              Resource person
Kurup                        methods- One day workshop
                             organized by Matsyafed,
                             Goct. Of Kerala
Dr.B.Madhusoodhana           National workshop on fish           Resource person
Kurup                        introductions – status, chalenes
                             and potential – national Bureau
                             of fish genetic Resources,
                             Indian Council of Agricultural
                             research Govt. of India, 15 & 16th
                             September 2006.
Dr.B.Madhusoodhana           7th Asia Pacific marine             Chairman, Technical
Kurup                        Biotechnology conference.           session and member
                             Organized by National Institute     of the organizing
                             of Oceanography , Goa, Govt. of     committee
                             India, 2-5 Nov, 2006, Cochin.
Dr.B.Madhusoodhana           Session on Fisheries in Kerala,     Co-ordinator
Kurup                        Sasthrapadham – two days
                             seminar - CUSAT
Dr.B.Madhusoodhana           General consortium seminar
Kurup                        and Kick off meeting – EU
                             supported project – Environmental
                             management reform for sustainable
                             farming, fisheries and aquaculture-
                             Malta 11-12 January 2007.
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Name of Participant                    Name of Seminar /                   Role
                                       Conference/ Workshop
Dr.B.Madhusoodhana       Aquaculture 2007 – San Antonio     Delegate and paper
Kurup                    Convention Centre, USA. 26th       presenter
                         February to 2nd March 2007 –
                         World aquaculture Society, USA.
John Mohan               Workshop on Certification of       Expert Member
                         Indian Fisheries by Marine
                         Stewardship Council on 15-01-2007,
                         Kochi , organized by MPEDA
                         and UNCTAD
12. Sponsored Research Projects
Sl.No.         Title                     Sponsoring            Amount             Investigator(s)
                                         Agency
1        Establishing Centre for      Ministry of Food            17.20        Dr.Saleena Mathew &
         quality Assurance and        Processing Industries       lakhs        John Mohan
         food safety                  New Delhi
2        Resource assessment          DOD - CMLRE                 19.66        Dr.B.Madhusoodhana
         and biology of deep sea                                  lakhs        Kurup
         fishes along the
         continental slope
         of Indian EEZ
3        Introduction of cage         NZAID (Asia)                6.52         Dr.B.Madhusoodana
         culture for poverty          development                 lakhs        Kurup
         alleviation of fishes        Assistance facility,
         in Kerala,India              Newzealand aided
                                      project)
4        Development of a data        KCSTE                       8.17         Dr.B.Madhusoodana
         base on the fish germplasm                               lakhs        Kurup
         capture fisheries and bio
         diversity threats of the
         rivers of Kerla
5        Environmental                European                   17.00         Dr. B.Madhusoodhana
         management reform for        Commission                 lakhs         Kurup
         sustainable farming,
         fisheries and aquaculture
6        Public – Private             ICSSR                       12.60        Dr. K.T.Thomson
         management of South                                      lakhs
         Asian Fisheries
7        Role of Public and           SICI/MHRD                   27           Dr. K.T.Thomson
         Private Co-operation in                                  lakhs
         the management of
         estuaries in Kerala

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13.      Research Programmes and Activities:
Sl.No.       Problem / Topic                                        Investigator (s)
1        Completed study on “Fisheries development                  Dr.Ramakrishnan Korakandy
         in India :The Political Economy of
         Sustainable Development “.
2        1)Studies on antioxidant & anti-microbial                  Dr. Saleena Mathew
         property of preservatives of natural origin in
         improving quality of fishery products.
         2) Development of value added products
         from non-targeted fish species.
         3) Fish waste management and extraction &
         characteristisation of bioactive substances
         from discards.
3        Distribution biology proximate composition                 Dr. B.Madhusoodhana Kurup
         molecular taxonomy of shark
4        Evaluation of LWC food in the commercial                   Dr. B.Madhusoodhana Kurup
         farming of M.Rosenberg
5        PhD Programme : Study on some aspects                      John Mohan
         of landings, utilization and export of
         commercially important cephalopods.

14.      Seminar/ Conference/ Workshop/ Refresher Courses conducted by the
         Department
Sl.No.                Title                         Duration          Coordinator      Funding Agency
1          UGC Sponsored                            25-10-2006        John Mohan           UGC
           refresher course on ‘Modern              to
           approaches in Fisheries Science’         15-11-2006


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                     SCHOOL OF LEGAL STUDIES

Established as the P.G. Department of Law of the Kerala University in 1962 under the lead-
ership of the late Prof.(Dr.) A.T. Markose, an Internationally reputed jurist who was the founder
Director of the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi and the Deputy judge of International
Administrative Tribunals the School of Legal Studies remains as a prestigious institution in
the Campus. It’s pioneering efforts in encouraging P.G. studies and research in the vital field
of administrative law earned it name and fame.
Its commitment to social development has made it to develop teaching and research in
socially relevant and nationally important emerging areas of law such as Constitutional Law,
Criminal Law, Consumer Protection Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights, Commercial
Law, Labour Law, Maritime Law and Intellectual Property Law. Its consistent dedication to
social change has attracted the attention of the UGC and Govt of India. Its programmes in
Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights Law are now substantially supported by these
agencies. The Library of the Shool has materials and books. This priced holding and
exceptional services have helped it recognized as a Nodal Centre for IPR studies. Its faculty
is being consulted by various agencies including the Govt. of India for law reforms. The
institution takes pride in having its alumni at different levels of such as High Court Judges,
District Judges, Senior Professors of leading Law Schools, Law Officers in various financial
institutions and leading members of the Bar in almost all parts of India. The School has been
organizing Seminars, Symposia both at national and local levels and Refresher programmes
for law teachers to help the participants to update their knowledge in emerging areas of law.
The Public Law Lecture series established by the School has already Produced commend-
able works in law. The LL.B. programmes, started in 1994 as an evening programme has
now been made as Semesterised, full time day programme. The School has been fortunate
to attract scholars having experience and education at different parts of the world to be in its
vibrant teaching faculty.

Thrust Areas of Research:

Criminal Law                           Jurisprudence                  Constitutional Law
Environmental Law                      Consumer Law                   Human Rights Law
Intellectual Property Rights

1.    Programmes of Study/Research: LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D.

2.    Faculty Members
Sl.No Name                      Designation          Qualification            Specialisation
1.   Dr. K.N.Chandrase-         Dean                 B.Sc.(Kerala) ,          Criminal Law
     kharan Pillai                                   LL.M.(Delhi),            Criminal Procedure
                                                     L.L.M.S.J.D.             Human Rights
                                                     (Michigan)

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Sl.No Name                      Designation          Qualification           Specialisation

2.    Dr.G. Sadasivan Nair      Professor            B.Sc.(Kerala), LL.B.    Jurisprudence
                                                     (Delhi) LL.M., Ph.D.    Criminal Law
                                                     (Cochin)

3.    Dr. D. Rajeev             Reader               M.A., LL.B. (Kerala)    Administrative Law
                                                     LL.M. Ph.D.(Cochin)     Constitutional Law

4.    Dr. A.M. Varkey           Reader               M.A., LL.M.(Kerala)     Maritime Law
                                                     Ph.D. (Cochin)          Commercial Law

5.    Dr. N.S. Gopala-          Reader               LL.M., Ph.D.(Cochin) Commercial Law
      krishnan                                                            Criminal Law
                                                                          Intellectual
                                                                          Property Law

6.    V.S. Sebastian            Senior Lecturer      B.A.,(Kerala),          Labour Law
                                                     LL.B.(Raipur)           Commercial Law
                                                     LL.M. (Cochin)

7.    Dr. Valsamma Paul         Lecturer             M.A. (Kerala) LL.M.,    Administrative Law
                                                     Ph.D. (Cochin)          Labour Law
                                                                             Environmental Law

8.    Dr. N.S. Soman            Lecturer             LL.M., Ph.D. (Cochin) Human Rights

9.    P.S. Seema                Lecturer             LL.M.(CUSAT)            Human Rights

10. Smt. Sindhu Soman           Lecturer on          LL.M.                   Commercial Law
                                contract basis                               Constitutional Law
11.   Smt. Mini.S.              Lecturer on          LL.M.                   Labour Law,
                                contract basis                               Administrative Law
                                                                             Environmental Law
12. Vani Kesari A.              Lecturer on          LL.M.                   Constitutional Law
                                contract basis                               Administrative Law
13. Prof.Sathyaseelan. A.      Lecturer on           LL.M.                   Criminal Law and
                               contract basis                                Administrative Law
14. Smt Joby Bhasker           Lecturer on           LL.M.                   Criminal Law and
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3.    Visiting Faculty

Sl.No. Name                     Designation         Qualification           Specialisation

1.   Aravinda Kumar Babu       Guest Faculty           LL.M.            Law of Torts,
                                                                        Drafting, Pleading
                                                                        and Conveyancing,
                                                                        Intellectual Property Law,
                                                                        Intellectual Property Law
2.   Binoy.K. Kadavan                  “                  -             Law of Torts, Civil
                                                                        Procedure Code and
                                                                        Limitation Act,
                                                                        Intellectual Property Law,
                                                                        Arbitration, Conciliation
                                                                        and alternate Dispute
                                                                        Resolution systems,
                                                                        Human Rights Law,
                                                                        Intellectual Property Law
3.   Sreeja. R.L                       “                  -             Constitutional Law,
                                                                        Labour Law,
                                                                        Arbitration, Conciliation
                                                                        and alternate Dispute
                                                                        Resolution systems,
                                                                        Insurance Law,
                                                                        Family Law II,
                                                                        Contract II
4.   Anithakumari. K.U                 “                  -            Constitutional Law,
                                                                       Jurisprudence,
                                                                       Land Laws,
                                                                       Insurance Law,
                                                                       Administrative Law,
                                                                       Legal Language & Legal Writing,
                                                                       (Transfer of Property)
                                                                       Property Law,
                                                                       Consumer Protection Law
5.   Paul Gomez                        “                  -             Law of Contract,
                                                                        International Law,
                                                                        Land Laws,
                                                                        Insurance Law,
                                                                        Administrative Law,
                                                                        Contract II,
                                                                        International Law

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Sl.No. Name                      Designation         Qualification           Specialisation

6.   Dinesh. P.T                Guest Faculty           LL.M.            Law of Contract,
                                                                         Civil Procedure Code and
                                                                         Limitation Act,
                                                                         Environmental Law,
                                                                         Interpretation of Statutes,
                                                                         Professional Ethics
                                                                         Accountancy for Lawyers
                                                                          and Bar Bench Relation
                                                                         Contract II,
                                                                         Legal Language & Legal Writing,
                                                                         (Transfer of Property)
                                                                         Property Law,
                                                                         Banking Law,
                                                                         Environmental Law,
                                                                         Professional Ethics
7.   Dr.K. Balakrishnan                 “                  -             Law of Crimes,
                                                                         Drafting, Pleading and
                                                                         Conveyancing, Professional
                                                                         Ethics Accountancy for
                                                                         Lawyers & Bar Bench Relation,
                                                                         Moot Court etc.,
                                                                         Criminal Procedure Code,
                                                                         Public Interest Lawyering,
                                                                         Legal Aid and Para Legal
                                                                         Services,
                                                                         Professional Ethics
8.   Prof. Marcus                       “                  -             Law of Crimes,
                                                                         Law of Evidence
9.   Jilu Hannah Eapen                  “                  -             Family Law I,
                                                                         Labour Law,
                                                                         Human Rights Law,
                                                                         Family Law II
10. Ambily. C.S                         “                  -             Family Law I
11. Abraham. P                          “                  -             Law of Evidence
                                                                         Environmental Law,
                                                                         Interpretation of Statutes,
                                                                         International Law

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Sl.No. Name                   Designation         Qualification          Specialisation

12. Vineed Abraham            Guest Faculty         LL.M.            Law of Evidence,
                                                                     Environmental Law,
                                                                     Contract II’
                                                                     Legal Language & Legal
                                                                     Writing, Company Law,
                                                                     Banking Law,
                                                                     Public Interest Lawyering,
                                                                     Legal Aid & Para Legal
                                                                     Services,
                                                                     Environmental Law,
                                                                     International Law
13. Anil. R. Nair                   “                  -             Labour Law,
                                                                     Jurisprudence,
                                                                     International Law,
                                                                     Land Laws,
                                                                     Human Rights Law,
                                                                     Legal Language & Legal Writing,
                                                                     Company Law, Banking Law
14. S.M. Prasanth                   “                  -             Civil Procedure Code and
                                                                     Limitation Act, Drafting,
                                                                     Pleading & Conveyancing,
                                                                     Professional Ethics
                                                                     Accountancy for Lawyers
                                                                     and Bar Bench Relation,
                                                                     Public Interest Lawyering,
                                                                     Legal Aid and Para Legal
                                                                     Services, Professional Ethics
15. Dr.N.S. Chandrasekharan         “                  -             Jurisprudence,
                                                                     Interpretation of Statutes,
                                                                     Interpretation of Statutes
16. Mahesh.T. Pai                   “                  -            Drafting, Pleading and
                                                                    Conveyancing,
                                                                    Professional Ethics
                                                                    Accountancy for Lawyers
                                                                    and Bar Bench Relation,
                                                                    Moot Court etc.
                                                                    Public Interest Lawyering,
                                                                    Legal Aid and Para Legal
                                                                    Services, Professional Ethics

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Sl.No. Name                       Designation         Qualification           Specialisation

17. Dr. V.D. Sebastian           Guest Faculty           LL.M.            Interpretation of Statutes,
                                                                          Administrative Law,
                                                                          Interpretation of Statutes
18. G. Asok Kumar                        “                  -             Family Law II
19. Harikumar                            “                  -            Criminal Procedure Code
20. Chanjana Elsa Philip                 “                  -             (Transfer of Property)
                                                                          Property Law,
                                                                          Consumer Protection Law
21. G. Geethisha                         “                  -             Consumer Protection Law

4.   Research Staff:

Sl.No. Name                        Designation        Qualification       Specialisation

1.   Dr. Ajitha. T.G            Research Officer LL.M, Ph.D               Intellectual Property
                                                                          Rights Criminal Law &
                                                                          Commercial Law
2.   Smt.Prabha. S. Nair      Research Associate          LL.M            Intellectual Property
                                                                          Rights & Environmental Law
3.   Smt. Clara Vandrek        Stenographer cum B.A. Degree                        —-
                                Documentation    with Type-
                                   Assistant    writing (H) &
                                               Shorthand (L)
5.   Research Scholars:

Sl.No. Name                       Funding Agency         Guide            Area of work

1.   Pauly Mathew (P.T)                               Dr. D.Rajeev        Environmental Protection
                                                                          under Public Health Laws
2.   Harikumar. C (P.T)                             Dr. N.S. Soman        Judicial Response to
                                                                          socio-economic offences
3.   Girish. K (P.T)                                Dr. N.S. Soman        A study on Legal Control
                                                                          on Capital Market
4.   S. Gopakumaran Nair                           Dr.K.N.Chandra-        Judicial Review of
     (P.T)                                         sekharan Pillai        Academic Matters
5.   P.S. Seema (P.T)                               Dr. N.S. Soman        Farmers: The Victims of
                                                                          modernization:
                                                                          Challenges for Law in the
                                                                          third world

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Sl.No. Name                       Funding Agency         Guide            Area of work

6.   Anil. R. Nair (P.T)                           Dr.G. Sadasivan        Constitution for
                                                         Nair             Empowerment-
                                                                          Constitutional policy of
                                                                          Education
7.   Mini. S (TVM) (P.T)                              Dr. D. Rajeev       Social Security of Labour
                                                                          in the New Indian Economy
8.   Mini. S (Palakkad) (P.T)                         Dr. D. Rajeev       Legitimate Expectation in
                                                                          Commercial Transaction
9.   Pradeep. K.P (P.T)                            Dr.G. Sadasivan        Ambit of sale after the 46th
                                                         Nair             Amendment to the
                                                                          Constitution of India
10. Binumole. K (P.T)                              Dr. A.M. Varkey        Law as Transboundary
                                                                          movement of Hazardous
                                                                          Substances
11. Anitha. O.S (F.T)                  Uty.           Dr. D. Rajeev       Tortions Liability for
                                       JRF                                Violation of Human Rights
12. Susmitha. P. Mallaya (F.T)       Uty. JRF      Dr. A.M. Varkey        Law on Letter of Credit
                                                                          and Bank Guarantees –
                                                                          An Indian Perspective
13 Jasmi. P.M (P.T)                               Dr. Valsamma Paul Recovery of Advances by
                                                                    Financial Institutions with
                                                                    special reference to Banks
14. Jacob Joseph (P.T)                             Dr. N.S. Soman         A critical study of the
                                                                          Legal Regime on G.M.O’s
                                                                          with special emphasis on
                                                                          Transgenic Plants –
15. Vani Kesari. A (P.T)                           Dr. N.S. Soman         Sanctity of Life in the
                                                                          context of Human Genetic
                                                                          Research
16. Ravidasan. N.S (P.T)                           Dr. G. Sadasivan       Arbitration agreement and
                                                          Nair            Judicial Remedies in
                                                                          Arbitration with reference
                                                                          to Interim measures and
                                                                          Review of Arbitral Awards
17. Asha. R.K (F.T)                                Dr. G. Sadasivan       Victimisation of women:
                                                          Nair            Causes of Denied Justice
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Sl.No. Name                      Funding Agency         Guide            Area of work

18. Aravinda Kumar                                Dr. N.S. Gopala-       Protection of Geographical
    Babu. T.K (F.T)                                   krishnan           Indications in India
19. Preetha.S.(F.T.)                UGCJRF         Dr.A.M. Varkey        Company Law
20. Sindhu soman (P.T.)                            Dr.N.S. Gopala-       Intellectual Property
                                                      krishnan           protection of Ayurvedic
                                                                         preparatory: A study with
                                                                         special reference to
                                                                         Ayurvedic Industry.
21. Shanmugham D.                                  Dr.N.S. Gopala-       Legal Concept of
    Jayan (P.T.)                                       krishnan           Information in Digital
                                                                         Technology
22. Prabha S. Nair(F T)                            Dr.N.S. Gopala-       International initiatives for
                                                      krishnan           regulating access to
                                                                         genetic resources.
23. Veena Krishnan(F T)                              Dr.D. Rajeev        The Rights of Aboriginal:
                                                                         a comparative study.
24. Saleena. K.B. (F T)                            Dr.N.S. Gopala-       Exceptions and limitations
                                                      krishnan           to Intellectual Property
                                                                          Rights
25. Vidyuth K.S. (F.T)            UGC – JRF         Dr.Valsamma          Environmental
                                   applied              Paul             Jurisprudence in India with
                                                                         special reference to
                                                                         construction Industry.
26. Sreeja. P.L. (P.T)                             Dr.g. Sadasivan       Consumer Protection in
                                                         Nair            online transaction.
27. Dinesh. P.T. (P.T)                            Dr.Valsamma Paul Money laundering Laws –
                                                                   A study with special
                                                                   releveance to prevention
                                                                   of Money laundering in
                                                                   India.
28. Sony Vijayan (F. T)                            Dr.A.M. Varkey        Law on control of maritime
                                                                         port pollution – Indian
                                                                         perspective
29. Somanadhan Anila (F.T)                        Dr.Valsamma Paul Misleading advertisement
                                                                   and Consumer Protection

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Sl.No. Name                       Funding Agency         Guide            Area of work
30. Anuja.S.     (F.T)                             Dr.Valsamma Paul Rights of Women in
                                                                    domestic Relations – Law
                                                                    and emerging challenges
31. Bineeshkumar.B.S.(F.T)                          Dr.N.S. Soman   Legal control over
                                                                    experimentation on
                                                                    Human beings
32. Suchitra.S. (F, T)                                Dr.D. Rajeev  Immunity of Legislation
                                                                    from Judicial Review.

6.   Administrative Personnel:
Sl.No.       Designation                                     No. of Posts
             OFFICE
1            Section Officer (Hr. Grade)                            1
2            Office Superintendent                                  1
3            Selection Grade Assistants                             2
4            Selection Grade Typist                                 1
5            Assistant Grade II                                     1
6            Peons                                                  3
7            Sweeper Cum Cleaner                                    1

             LIBRARY
1            Assistant Librarian (Sr. Grade0                        1
2            Junior Librarian                                       1
3            Professional Asst. Gr. I                               1
4            Library Assistants Gr. II                              2


7.       Student Enrolment :
Sl.No.            Course                                 Men            Women          Total

1                 LL.M.                                    9              28            37
2                 LL.B.                                    10             14            24
3                 Ph.D.                                    4              10            14
8.       Research Facilities
           Library
                No. of books and Journals as                    Additions during the
              on 31st March of the Previous Year                   current year
                            25714                                       515

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9.       Distinguished visitors
Sl.No.                 Name                            Affiliation                  Remarks
1            The Hon. Mr. Justice                 Judge
             K.S.. Radhakrishnan                  Hight Court of Kerala                 —
2            Prof. Moolchand                      Vice-Chairman, UGC                    —
             Sharma
3.           The Hon. Mr. Justice                 Member, NHRC                          —
             Y.Bhaskara Rao

10.      Publications :

         (a) Papers:
Sl. No.      Name of faculty                              Name of Paper

1.        Dr. N.S. Gopalakrishnan              1. Explosing the relationship between GI and TK :
                                                  An analysis of the legal tool for GI Protection in
                                                  Aisa, ICTSD, Geneva Along with Prabhat Aravind.
                                                  Intellectual Property Laws, LX Annual Survey of
                                                  India Laws
2.        Dr.D. Rajeev                         1. “Religious Conversion and Caste Status”[2007]
                                                  CULR 64
3.        Dr.A.M.Varkey                        1. Book Review: Principles of Mercantile Law by Avtar
                                                  Singh, (2006) 30 CULR 320
                                               2. Book Review: Law of Carriages by Avtar Singh
                                                  (2006)30 CULR 418
                                               3. Book Review: M.S.Nilas Law of suspension by
                                                  R.Prakash (2006)30 CULR
                                               4. Book Review: Law of Banking and Negotiable
                                                  Instruments By Avtar Singh (2006) 30 CULR
4.        Dr.V.S. Sebastian                    1. Consumer Interest in Trade Mark Protection CULR
                                                  2006 December issue
5.        Dr.Valsamma Paul                     1. Ground Water Management in Kerala: Statutory
                                                  Entanglements
6.        Dr. N.S. Soman                       1. Legal Aspects of Ground water management (to
                                                  be published in CULR)
                                               2. Legal aspects of Admission procedure in Mental
                                                  Hospitals. (to be published in CULR)
7.        Smt. P.S. Seema                      1. Incorporation of International Human Rights
                                                  Documents into the Indian legal system –
                                                  Response of the supreme Court.

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Sl. No.      Name of faculty                           Name of Paper
                                            2. Child Labour – need for a new educational and
                                               economic policy.
                                            3. Suspension of sentence under the NDPS Act-A
                                               harness on the judiciary?
                                            4. Human Rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS –
                                               Analysis of national & International norms.
                                            5. Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act
                                               – A critique.
8.        Dr. G. Sadasivan Nair             1. Book Review of Law of Writs by
                                               V.G. Ramachandran, Eastern Book Co., 6th ed,
                                               2006, CULR (June – September) 2006.
11. Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc. by Faculty/Students:
Name of Participant               Name of Seminar/Conferene/                     Role
                                           Workshop
1.Dr.N.S.Gopalakrishnan        1. Colloquia on Selected Patent Issues           Speaker
                                  Flexibilities in the Patent System,
                                  WIPO, Geneva, February, 2007
                               2. 1st Special Session of Standing Committee     Member,
                                  on Copyrights and Related Rights (SCCR),      Indian
                                  wipo, Geneva, January 2007.                   Delegate.
                               3. Discussion on International Treaty for        Member,
                                  Broadcasting Organizations, Geneva,           Indian
                                  November 2006.                                Delegate.
                               4. 15th Session of Standing Committee on         Member,
                                  Copyrights and Related Rights (SCCR),         Indian
                                  WIPO, Geneva, September 2006.                 Delegate.
                               5. “Asia Commons: Asian Conference on            Speaker,
                                  Digital Commons”, Bellanet International
                                  Secretariat, Canada at Bangkok, June 2006.
                               6. 14th Session of Standing Committee on         Member,
                                  Copyrights and Related Rights (SCCR),         Indian
                                  WIPO, Geneva, May 2006.                       Delegate.
2. Dr.A.M. Varkey              1. Ninth Schedule of the Constitutions           Participant
                                  Parliament versus Judiciary during
                                  April, 07.
                               2. Workshop on Curriculum – March 07.            Participant
                               3. Regional Conference on Human                   Participant
                               Rights Education.
3. Dr. V.S. Sebastian          1. Strengthening Water Protection Laws           Participant
                                  in Kerala (7, Jan. 2006)

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Name of Participant              Name of Seminar/Conferene/                         Role
                                          Workshop
                               2. Regional Conference on Human Rights               Participant
                                  & Duties Education
                               3. Nineth Schedule of the Constitution:              Participant
                                  Parliament Vs. Judiciary.
                               4. Workshop on Currirulam Reforms at                 Participant
                               Graduate & P.G. Level
4. Dr.Valsamma Paul            1. Seminar on Industrial Property,                   Participant
                                  held on 25-01-07 at Ernakulam
                               2. Seminar on Ninth Schedule on the                  Participant
                                  Constitution held on 12-06-2007 at
                                  School of Legal Studies
5. Dr.N.S. Soman               1. Regional Conference for curriculum                Assistant
                                  development on Human Rights                       Co-ordinator
                                  organized by NHRC
                               2. Refresher course on Human Rights                  Took class
                                  at Staff Training College Kerala University
6. P.S. Seema                 1. Regional Conference for Currirulum                 Participant
                                 Development
                              2. Seminar on domestic violence & plea                Resource
                                 bargaining conducted by All India                  person
                                 Lawyers Union
                              3. Judicial Officers training Programme               Resource
                                 at Kerala Judicial Academy                         person
                              4. Seminar on Children’s right at                     Resource
                                 Jananeethi                                         person
7. Dr. G. Sadasivan Nair      1. Regional Conference on preparation of              Local Director
                                 Graduate level Huamn Rights Course                 and
                                 organized by NHRC at School of Legal               Co-ordinator
                                 Studies, CUSAT.
                               2. Edited the Cochin University Law Review –         Editor
                                   March, June & September issued.
12.      Sponsored Research Projects:
Sl.No.      Title                         Sponsoring         Amount           Investigators
                                          Agency             (in Rs.)

1.    Setting up of IPR chair in the      MHRD             Rs.10,00,000/- Dr. N.S.Gopalakrishnan
      University under the schame         Govt. of         (FullAmount not Reader & Director
      of Intellectual Property            India            yet received)   School of Legal
      Education Research and                                               Studies
      Public outreach

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Sl.No.     Title                        Sponsoring         Amount             Investigators
                                        Agency             (in Rs.)
2.   Project on Issues on the            Department       Rs.2,55,000/- Dr. N.S.Gopalakrishnan
     Relationship between the            of Commerce,                    Professor &
     TRIPS Agreement and                 Trade Policy                    Coordinator School
     the CBD                             Division, Govt.of Legal Studies
                                         of India & IIFT,
                                         New Delhi

13. Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher Courses conducted by the
    Department:

Sl. No.   Title                     Duration       Co-ordinator              Funding Agency

1.   Regional Conference on         One day      Prof.P. Leelakrishnan, Task Force on HR
     Human Rights Education                      Member of the          Education, NHRC
                                                 Task Force
2.   Seminar on Industrial          One day      Dr.N.S.Gopalakrishnan EU-India Trade and
     Property (IPR)                              Coordinator,               Investment
                                                 HRD Chair on IPR      Development
                                                                       Programme & Centre
                                                                       for IPR Studies, SLS,
                                                                       CUSAT.

14. Consultancy Work:

Sl.No.    Name of consultancy        Name of consultant                      Sponsoring Agency

1    Exploring the relationship      Dr. N.S. Gopalakrishnan                 ICTSD, Geneva
     of GI & TK


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              SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES
                                            Estd: 1964

The School of Management Studies was established in 1964 as part of an all India scheme
of promoting management education throughout the country. It is the major institution of its
kind in Kerala offering post-graduate studies and researche programmes in Business Admin-
istration, Commerce and related areas.
The School is located twelve kilometers north east of the city of Kochi. It is in the main
campus of the University at Thrikkakkara, right in the heart of the industrial belt of the State.
The campus is about two kilometers east of South Kalamassery on NH 47 between Ernakulam
and Alwaye.
Tthe School started functioning in October 1964 as part of the University of Kerala. With the
formation of the University of Cochin in July, 1971 the School became a Department of this
University.

1.    Programmes of Study/Research

At present the School offers Master of Business Administration (MBA - Full-Time and Part-
Time) Master of International Business (MIB), M.Phil Commerce and Ph.D. programme.
Management Development programmes
Besides academic programmes, the School conducts Management Development Programmes
and undertakes Management Consultancy. The management development programmes in
general are aimed at inducting personnel into their more recent developments in their own
specialized or allied areas, so that they would be able to develop a wider perspective.
1)    MBA (FT) 2 years             –         Four semesters
2)    MBA (PT) 3 years             –         Six semesters
3)    MIB (FT) 2 years             –         Four semesters
4)    M.Phil (Commerce)            –         Two semesters
5)    Ph.D.
Master of Business Administration (Full Time – 2 Years – Four semesters)
This is a two-year full time post-graduate programme leading to the Degree of Master of
Business Administration. Its aim is to provide the young aspirants with the opportunity to
pursue a career in business, to acquire adequate knowledge, skills and attitudes which
would constitute a foundation for their growth into competent and responsible business ex-
ecutives. The course has been so designed, as to enable the students to develop a thorough
grasp of the basic concepts and techniques of management as well as the ability to practice
them under Indian conditions. Further, it aims at developing their analytical decision making
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Master of Business Administration (Part Time – 3 Years – Six semesters)
The part-time programme leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration is a
three-year evening programme. Its objective is to give an opportunity to executives working
in Government and business organizations to improve their managerial ability and perfor-
mance.
Master of International Business (Full Time – 2 Years – Four semester)
The post graduate programme in International Business is a 4 semester full time course. It
gives emphasis to export policies, procedures & Techniques.
M.Phil (Commerce)
One year (2-semester) Full time course in Master of Philosophy in Commerce for College
Teachers and general category students.
Methods of instruction
The School employs different methods of instruction viz, lectures, case studies, seminars,
role-plays, syndicates, field work etc. At the end of the third semester the students (F.T) are
required to attach themselves to an organization for a period of eight weeks and prepare a
project report on a problem related to the working of the organisation.
The unique programmes offered by the School aim at developing the personality of students
and sharpening their oral and written communication skills.
Consultancy programmes
The School undertakes consultancy assignments to provide managerial and technical-ser-
vices to various organizations. The School has been recognised by the Government of Kerala
as an authorised centre to provide consultancy services to smalll scale industries in the
State.

2.     Faculty Members

Sl.No Name               Designation                 Qualification           Specialization

1    Dr. Mary Joseph     Professor                   M.A., Ph.D.             Quantitative
                         Director                                            Techniques, Economics
2.   Dr. P.R. Wilson     Professor                  M.Com., Ph.D.            Financial Management
3    Dr. P. Sudarsanan   Professor                  M.Com., M.A.,            Business Law, Business
     Pillai                                          LL.B., Ph.D.            & Government,
                                                                             Management of Public
                                                                             Sector
4    Dr. K. George       Professor                  M.Com., Ph.D.            Finance, Taxation
     Varghese
5    Dr. K.B. Pavithran Professor                    M.Com, Ph.D             Finance/Accounting/
                                                                             Strategic Management

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Sl.No Name                  Designation                  Qualification          Specialization

6    Dr. C.A. Francis       Professor                   M.A., M.B.A.,           Marketing Management
     (on LWA)                                           D.D.P., Ph..D.
7    Jayamani C.V.          Professor                   M.Com, Ph.D             General Management,
                                                                                Finance
8.   Dr. Jagathy Raj V.P.   Professor                 M.Tech, M.B.A.            Systems and
                                                      Ph..D, DSADP              Operations Managememt
                                                                                Logistics, Supply Chain
                                                                                Management, IT
                                                                                Application in Business
                                                                                and Management, ERP,
                                                                                Technology Management

9.   Dr. G. Antony          Reader                      M.A., M.B.A.,           Marketing / Sales /
                                                           Ph.D.                Advertising
10. Dr.K.Krishnan           Reader                     M.Com., Ph.D.            Accounting, Banking,
    Nampoothiri                                                                 Co-operation, Business
                                                                                Communication, Finance
11. Dr. James Manalel Reader                            M.B.M., Ph.D.           Finance Management,
                                                                                Banking, Management
                                                                                of Small Business
12 Dr. Sebastian            Reader                    M.S.W., M.B.A.,           HRM, Industrial
   Rupert Mampilly                                        Ph.D.                 Relations& Organisational
                                                                                Behaviour
13 Smt. Sarada S.           Reader                  M.A., M.B.A., M.S. Organisational
                                                                       Behaviour, HRM
14 Dr. M. Bhasi             Reader                    M.Tech., Ph..D.           Operations Management,
                                                                                EDP, Materials
                                                                                Management

15. Dr. Moli P. Koshy Reader                       M.Sc., M.B.A., Ph.D. Marketing Management,
                                                                        General Marketing,
                                                                        Marketing Research,
                                                                        Overseas Marketing
                                                                        Research

16. Dr. Rajitha Kumar S. Reader                    M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D. Financial Service/
                                                                          Security Analysis Funds
                                                                          Management in Bank

17. Shri. D. Mavoothu Sr. Lecturer                      M.B.A., D.L.L.          HRM, Industrial
                                                                                Relations and Management
                                                                                of MNEs

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Sl.No Name               Designation                 Qualification           Specialization

18. Shri Mohammed        Lecturer                  M.Com., M.Phil.           Finance Management
    Aslam M.K.                                                               and Accounting

19. Shri. Sam Thomas Lecturer                      B.Tech., M.B.A.           Systems and Finance
    (On LWA)
20.. Shri. Zakkariya K.A. Lecturer              M.A., M.B.A., P.G.D.I.B. Organisational
                                                                         Behaviour, Marketing,
                                                                         International Business

21. Shri. Manoj Edward Lecturer                         M.B.A.               Operations and Service
                                                                             Management

3.      Research Scholars
Sl.No Name                  Funding          Guide                              Area of work
                            Agency

1    Vinodan A                             Dr. James Manalel             Institutional Framework
                                                                         of ecotourism in Kerala
2.   Sacheendran v                         Dr. K.B.Pavithran             Life Insurance Industry
                                                                         in India: an evaluation
                                                                         with special reference to
                                                                         Kerala State
3.   Biju John                             Dr. Mary Joseph               Social Banking since
                                                                         Reforms
4.   Saju Eapen Thomas                     Dr. P.R.Wilson                Study on the Facotrs
                                                                         affecting buying
                                                                         behaviour of middle
                                                                         income group for status
                                                                         consumption products in
                                                                         Kerala
5.   Siraj K.K.                            Dr. P.Sudarsanan              A comparative study on
                                           Pillai                        non-performing Assets/
                                                                         Loans of Banks in India
                                                                         and Oman
6.   Smarty P Mukundan                     Dr. K.B.Pavithran             Enterpreneurship
                                                                         Development Education
                                                                         and Training in India
7.   Vincent P.D                           Dr. James Manalel             A study in corporate
                                                                         governance and its
                                                                         implementation
8.   P.K.Suresh                            Dr. Mary Joseph               Role of Total Productive
                                                                         Maintenance in Lean
                                                                         Manufacturing

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4.      Administrative Personnel

Sl.No          Designation                                        No. of posts

1       Professor & Director                                             1
2       Section Officer                                                  1
3       Sel.Gr. Assistants                                               2
4       Section Officer (Typist)                                         1
5       Office Supdt.                                                    1
6       Typists1
7       Duplicator Operator                                              1
8       Computer Operator                                                1
9       Assistant Librarian                                              1
10      Professional Assistants                                          2
11      Library Assistant                                                1
12      Peons                                                            4
13      Sweeper/Cleaner                                                  2

5.      Students enrollment

Sl.No         Programme of study                  Men           Women            Total

1             MBA                                 30               23             53
2             MIB                                 26                7             33
3             MBA (Part Time)                     24                6             30
4             M.Phil (Commerce)                    1                5              6
5             Ph.D.                                7                1              8

6.      Research Facilities:
        a) Laboratory:
        Computers                   -        24
        Printers                    -        6
        UPS                         -        18

        b) Library:
No. of books/journals on 31st March 2006                 Additions during the year
                                                                 2006-07
                 Books 37620                                            326
                 Journals 44                                            NIL

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7.      Ph.D. Awarded
Sl.No      Title of the thesis                 Research Scholar            Supervising Guide

1       Emotional Intelligence and             Shaji Varghese              Dr. James Manalel
        organisational Role Stress - A
        study among managers in
        selected industrial organizations
        in Kerala
2       India’s Trade Relationship with        M.Venkatesha                Dr. P.Sudarsanan Pillai
        SAARC Countries with special
        reference to SAPTA

8. Publications
Sl.No Author                Title                          Journals                    Vol. Page,
                                                                                           year
1       Dr. S.Rajitha       Co-operative Movement           Seminar Proceedings        Page 7-25
        Kumar               in the Traditional              Feb. 2007
                            Industrial Sector of Kerala
2.      Dr. S.R.            Power Percept for              “Vilakshan” XIMB            March 2007
        Mampilly            Management                     Journal of Management
3       Dr. Mary            Can We Hold up our half        Women and Economic          Serials
        Joseph T            of the sky? Women              Reforms Kerala              2006
                            workers in the shadow          Experienced edited by
                            of globalization               Meera bai M.
4       Dr. Mary            Women and Economic             Edited by M. Meera bai      Serials
        Joseph T            Reforms: Kerala Experience                                 2006
5       Dr. Moli P          Buying behaviour and           Indian Journal of           Vol. XXXVI
        Koshy               promotion in textile           Marketing                   I No.7 July
                            retailing in Kerala                                        2007
6       Dr. Moli P          Winning markets in the         Women and Economic          2006
        Koshy               changing scenario              Reforms Kerala
                            strategies for women           Experience edited by
                            entrepreneurs                  Meera bai M.
7       Dr. P. Sudarsanan   “Trends in Product             ‘‘Witness” Monthly          January
        Pillai              Innovation –                   Trivandrum                  2006
                            Pension Products
8       Dr. P. Sudarsanan   Marketing of Life              “Witness” Monthly           February
        Pillai              Insurance Products             Trivandrum                  2006
9.      Dr. P. Sudarsanan   New Trends in                  “Witness” Monthly           March 2006
        Pillai              Servicing including            Trivandrum
                            claim settlement
10      Dr. P. Sudarsanan   Indian Pharmaceutical          “Witness” Monthly           April 2006
        Pillai              Industry                       Trivandrum
11      Dr. P. Sudarsanan   Role of Consumer               “Witness” Monthly           May 2006
        Pillai              Voluntary Organisations        Trivandrum
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12   Dr. P. Sudarsanan   Dhooming Wheels                “Witness” Monthly       July 2006
     Pillai                                             Trivandrum
13   Dr. P. Sudarsanan   Sugar Industry in India        “Witness” Monthly       August
     Pillai                                             Trivandrum              2006
14   Dr. P. Sudarsanan   AGEING...?                     “Witness” Monthly       Sept. 2006
     Pillai                                             Trivandrum
15   Dr. P. Sudarsanan   Co-operatives                  “Witness” Monthly       October
     Pillai                                             Trivandrum              2006
16   Dr. P. Sudarsanan   Constitutional Law             “Witness” Monthly       Nov. 2006
     Pillai                                             Trivandrum
17   Dr. P. Sudarsanan   An Introduction to             “Witness” Monthly       Dec. 2006
     Pillai              Constitution Law-II            Trivandrum
                         Fundamental Rights
18   Dr. P. Sudarsanan   Value Based                    Proceedings of the      28-30 Dec.
                                                           th
     Pillai              Management: Indian             59 All India            2006
                                                        Commerce, Conference,
                                                        Visakhapatnam
19   Dr. P. Sudarsanan Management: An Indian            WItness Monthly   Jan. 2007
     Pillai            Perspective - I                  Trivandrum
20.  Dr. P. Sudarsanan Management: An Indian            Witness Monthly   Feb. 2007
     Pillai            Perspective-II                   Trivandrum
21.  Dr. M. Bhasi &    Discrete Event                   Vilakshan, XIMB   March-
     K.C. James        Simulation of a                  Journal of Manage-August
                       Container Terminal,                                2006
                                                        ment, Vol. III No.1
22. Dr. M.Bhasi &      Modelling and Analysis           Industrial        Special
      K.C.James        of Railway yard by                                 Issue 2006
                                                        Engineering Journal
                       discrete Event Simulation
23. Dr. James          Strategy for Development Eruditin, Vol.I,          January 2006
      Manalel          of Small Enterprises         No.1, pp 79-82        Trivandrum
24. Dr. C.V.Jayamani   Traditional Approach in      Management            Vol. XII No.3
                       Management                   Researcher, IMDR      Jan-Mar. 2007
25. Dr. C.V.Jayamani   The Trditional Knowledge Rajiv Gandhi              CUSAT
                       in Health Management:        Contemporary          Kochi-22,
                       Hundred Years of healthy Studies, CUSAT            2007
                       Life (ed) Environment and
                       Human health,
                       Publication-2
b. Seminar / Conference Presentations:
Dr. Mary Joseph T.
1. AICTE sponsored two day National Seminar “Emerging Trends in Technical
                                                                            th         st
     Education in Kerala” held at Dept. of Applied Economic, CUSAT, on 20 and 21
     Jan. 2007. Presented a paper “Management Education Enhancing the core
     competencies.”
2. International Conference on Marketing and Society April 8-10, 2007 Presented paper
     “Marketing Warfare for an AIDS free Society” Conference Proceedings.

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Dr. Moli P. Koshy
1. AICTE sponsored two day National Seminar “Emerging Trends in Technical
                                                                               th        st
     Education in Kerala” held at Dept. of Applied Economic, CUSAT, on 20 and 21
     Jan. 2007. Presented a paper “Management Education Enhancing the core
     competencies.”
2. International Conference on Marketing and Society April 8-10, 2007 Presented paper
     “Marketing Warfare for an AIDS free Society” Conference Proceedings.
Dr. P. Sudarsanan Pillai
1. Convenor, Kerala Piravi Golden Jubilee Celebrations - ‘Sasthrapatham’. Seminar on
     Planation Sector in Kerala: Vision 2020. Also presented a paper entitled “Role,
     Performance and Contribution of Plantation Sector: A Review”. Cochin University of
     Science and Technology, 19-20 December 2006.
2. Presented a paper entitled “Value Based Management: Indian Perspective” at 59th
     All India Commerce Conferencel, Visakhapatnam, 28th-30th December 2006 and Won
     Silver Medal and Best Business Academic Award for the year 2006.
3. Workshop on Curriculum Restructuring, Chairman, Faculty of Scocial Sciences - Level
     Meetings, Cochin University of Science and Technology, 19-21 March 2007.
Dr. James Manalel
1. Varghese Shaji and James Manalel: Role of Emotional Interlligence in predicting
     career success: A study among industrial managers: paper presented in the
     International Conference on Emerging Paradigm in Managing Business, Dec. 15-16,
     organized by Holy Grace Academy of Management Studies. Mala, Kerala, 2007.
2. Cherukara, Joseph and James Manalel: A brief account of SME Cluster Development
     in Kerala, paper presented at the 7th Biennial Conference: The New Frontiers of
     Entrepreneurship held at EDI, Ahmedabad, March 21-23, 2007.
3. Mathews K.Varghese, James Manalel and Siby Zacharias: Network Marketing
     Exploitation of Relationships - Myth of Reality” paper presented in the International
     Marketing Conference on Marketing and Society, April 8-10, 2007 organised by IIM,
     Kozhikode, 2007.
4. Manalel James, Jose M.C. and Siby Zacharias “Sales Promotions Good or Bad?
     Paper presented in the International Marketing Conference n Marketing and Society,
     April 8-10, 2007 organised by IIM, Kozhikode, 2007.
Dr. C.V. Jayamani
1. Quality and Excellence in Higher Education, National Seminar on Higher Education,
                                     th
     Kannur University, Kannur, 9, 10 January 2007.
2. Traditional Knowledge in Health Management, National Seminar on Traditional
                                                                                         th
     Knowledge in Health, Department of Environmental Science, CUSAT, Cochin 22 (19
     January 2007.)
3. Quality and Excellence in Education, National Seminar, Vellalar College for Women,
        th
     25 January 2007, (Bharatiyar University) Erode, Tamil Nadu.
4. Bio Diversity for Better Living, National Seminar on Human Health - Environment and
     Human Health - Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, CUSAT, Cochin 22
          th
     (10 October 2006)

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5.    Business Ethics and Human Values, National Seminar on Ethics and Human Values,
      Nirmala College for Women, Red Fields (Bharatiyar University) Coimbatore, Tamil
              th
      Nadu, 24 Sept.-2007.
D. Mavoothu
1. AICTE sponsored two day national seminar “Emerging Trends in Technical
                                                                        th     st
    Education in Kerala” held at Dept. of Applied Economic, CUSAT, on 20 and 21 Jan.
    2007. Presented a paper “SWOT Analysis of Management Education in India with
    special emphasis on Kerala situation.”
Dr. S. Rajithakumar
1. Presented a paper entitled “Co-operative Movement in the Traditional Industrial
     Sector of Kerala” at the National Seminar on Co-operative Institutions in the Globalised
     Economy of India organized by Dept. of Commerce, Govt. Arts College, Nedumangad,
     Trivandrum, during 27-28 Feb. 2007.
Dr. M. Bhasi
1. M.Bhasi, Continuing Education for Practising Managers, International Conference
                                                                                            st
     on Strategoies for Stengthening Adult Continuing Education and extension in 21
     Centrury, sponsored by UGC, conducted by University of Kerala Aug. 30-31, 2006
1.C. Books
Prof. (Dr.) P.Sudarsanan Pillai
Contributed one Chapter entitled “Women Small Business owners in india: International Hand
book of Women and Small Business Enterpreneurship- Manchester School of Management,
Manchester University, U.K., July 2004 and Second Edition in 2006.
Dr. C.V.Jayamani
1. Bhagavad Gita and Management, Bharatiya Institute of Advanced Studies and
     Research- BIAR, (MDS University, Jaipur) Bharatiya Vichara Kendram, Trivandrum.
2. Kerala Life Style for Modern Youth, International Centre for Kerala Studies,
     University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Trivandrum

9.     Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher courses etc. by the Faculty
     Members/Students.

Name of Participant      Name of Seminar/Conference/ Workshop               Role

Dr. D.Mavoothu           Seminar on Emerging Trends in Technical            Presented
                         Education in Kerala” held at Dept. of Applied      paper
                         Economics, CUSAT, 20, 21, January 2007.
Dr. Mary T.Joseph        Seminar on Consultancy services                    Attendee
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10.   Awards/Honours/Fellowship etc. received
Name of Receipient         Name of Fellowship/Honours/Award                     Awarding Agency

Dr. P.Sudarsanan Pillai Best Business-Academic Award 2006                       All India Commerce
                        and Silver Medal                                        Asslciation and
                                                                                Andhra University

Dr. P.Sudarsanan Pillai DEAN, Faculty of Social Sciences,                       CUSAT

Dr. P.Sudarsanan Pillai Syndicate Member, CUSAT                                 CUSAT

11.  Seminar /Conference/Workshop/Refresher Course conducted by the Depart-
ment
Sl.   Title and Duration                  Duration               Co-ordinator            Funding
No                                                                                       Agency

1     Kerala Piravi Golden Jubilee        19-20                  Prof. (Dr.) P.          CUSAT
      Celbrations-                        December 2006          Sudarsanan Pillai
      “Sasthrapatham” Seminar on
      “Plantation Sector in Kerala:
      Vision 2020”

2     Workshop on Curriculum Re-          19-21 March            Prof. (Dr.) P.          CUSAT
      Structuring                         2007                   Sudarsanan Pillai



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                    SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCES

The School of Marine Sciences is one of the oldest institutions in India imparting postgraduate
teaching, training and research in all brnahces of Marine/Ocean Sciences. The School
comprises five departments and is involved in several coordinated teaching and research
programmes. It has an excellent library and a research vessel for coastal water studies and
has earned the special recognition of the University Grants Commission under the DRS,
COSIST and SAP Programmes. Currently, the School is in Phase-III of the DSA programme.
The Centre for Integrated Management of Coastal Zones (C-IMCOZ) was recently set up in
the School to offer a P.G. Diploma Programme in Coastal Zone Management and to conduct
research in the frontier areas of Coastal Zone Management.
Besides IMCOZ, the School has started a ‘Tsunami Cell’ with an aim to take up tsunami
research in a big way. The Cell will prepare accurate models for tsunami wave propagation,
identify areas of inundation and thus demarcate ‘hot spots’ or vulnerable areas along the
South West coast of India. The Cell will also establish a natural alert system for the region
through a net work of real time monitoring of sea level and seismological data sets.
Recently, the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, restructured the discipline
specific Ocean Science & Technology Cells (OSTCs) all over the Country to location specific
Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology Cells (OASTCs). Accordingly, the OSTC
in Marine Benthos at CUSAT has been renamed as OASTC – CUSAT with a view to encourage
research activities in frontier areas of Marine Science & Technology.

Thrust Areas of Research

The research areas are described under the section on the individual Departments.
The School has academic interaction with the Universities in the Netherlands under the MHO
programme of collaboration between CUSAT and the Dutch Government. Also, the School
has signed MoU with the Bremen University, Germany and the Kochi University, Japan for
academic interactions in the field of Marine Science Teaching and Research.


1.       Faculty Members

Sl.No.     Name                    Designation                 Qualification   Specilisation

1          K.T. Damodaran          Dean & Director            Ph.D.            Mineral
                                                                               Resources
2          Vacant                  Lecturer                   -                Computer
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2.    Research Scholars : 5 under the UGC-RFMS
Sl.No. Name              Funding Agency    Guide                                Area of work
1       Shaiju.P.             UGC          Dr.N.Chandramohan                    Chemical
                                           Kumar                                Oceanography
2.      Remya Varadarajan     UGC          Dr.Babu Philip                       Marine Biology
3       Sini.P.J.             UGC          Dr.A.V.Saramma                       Marine Biology
4       Sabin.T.P.            UGC          Dr.C.A.Babu                          Atmospheric
                                                                                Science
5           Manjusha.K.               UGC               Dr.A.V.Saramma          Marine Biology
3.       Administrative Personnel
Sl.No.        Designation                            No. of Posts
   1          Section Officer                             1
   2          Office Suptdt.                              1
   3          Assistant                                   2
   4          Typist/Steno                                1
   5          Peon                                        2
   6          Sweeper-cum-Cleaner                         4
   7          Security Guard                              5
4. Technical Personnel
Sl.No.        Designation                            No. of Posts
     1        Mechanic                                      1
     2        L.D.Driver                                    1
     3        Engine Driver (Boat)                          1
     4        Boatman                                       1
     5        Lascar                                        1
     Library Staff
     1       Asst. Librarian                                1
     2       Junior Librarian                               2
     3       Library Asst.                                  1
5.       Research Facilities
         a Laboratories (List out Major equipments available) :
              i)   Research Vessel R.V.Aneveshika
              ii) Personal computers for online library facility
              iii) Lap top – 2
              iv) On line Library facility

         b Library
            No of books and Journals as                         Additions during the
         on 31st March of the Previous Year                        current year
                     14796+37                                          355+15

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6.    Distinguished Visitors :

Sl. No.          Name                               Affiliation                 Remarks

1         Dr.Tad S.Murthy             Tsunami Expert, University Visited & gave
                                         of Ottawa, Canada           lecture
2         Dr.Karen O’Loughlin          Tsunami Expert, NOAA, Visited & gave lecture
                                                USA
3         Prof.T.J.Pandian            Madurai Kamaraj University     Visited


7.    Sponsored Research Projects :
Sl. No.        Title          Sponsoring                          Amount          Investigator(s)
                                                                  Agency

1             DSA Phase III                 UGC              64.5 Lakhs         Director & Faculty
2             Additional assistance         UGC               20 lakhs
              to the SAP School
8.    Research Programmes and Activities:
Sl. No.     Problem / Topic                              Investigator(s)

1     ‘An integrated study in the Ecology                Director & Faculty Member
      and Environment of Kochi’


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            INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHOTONICS
The International School of Photonics (ISP) at Cochin University of Science & Technology,
was inaugurated on the National Science Day, February 28th 1995. The nucleus of the ISP
was formed by delinking the laser laboratories along with faculty members of the laser group
from the Department of Physics of CUSAT. ISP has been carrying out pioneering work by
way of Research and Development in lasers and their applications as well as in Fiber Optical
Technology. ISP now offers a Four Semester M.Tech degree course in Optoelectronics and
Laser Technology, a two Semester M.Phil degree in Photonics and Ph.D programme in all
branches of Photonics/Optoelectronics. Research and Development work in frontline areas
are being pursued and these include topics like laser induced plasmas, photo thermal and
photo acoustic phenomena, nonlinear optics, nonlinear dynamics, photonic materials, laser
material processing and fiber optic sensors as well as some defense related applications of
lasers. Most of the research projects are being funded by the national funding agencies like
Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India as well as Govt. of Kerala) UGC,
AICTE, DRDO, etc. ISP had an International collaboration with the Technical University of
Eindhoven (TU/e) under the MHO programme funded by the Netherlands Organization for
International co-operation in higher education during 1999-2004.
1.        Programmes of Study/Research
          1. Ph.D (Photonics and related areas)
          2. M.Tech (Opto-electronics and Laser Technology)
          3. M.Phil (Photonics)
2.        Faculty Members
Sl.No.      Name                     Designation             Qualification     Specilisation
1    Dr. V.P.N. Nampoori             Professor               M.Sc,Ph.D         Nonlinear dynamics &
                                                                               laser spectroscopy
2    Dr.V.M. Nandakumaran            Professor               M.Sc,Ph.D         Non-linear dynamics
                                                                               and Chaos
3    Dr. P.Radhakrishnan             Professor               M.Sc,Ph.D         Laser Technology and
                                                             Fiber Optics
4    Mr.M.Kailasnath                 Lecturer                M.Tech.           Polymer Optical fibers
                                                                               and Laser Technology
5    Dr. C.P.Girijavallabhan         Emeritus Professor      M.Sc,Ph.D         Lasers&Optoelectronics
6    Miss. Nithyaja.B                Lecturer                M.Tech            Laser Technology &
                                     (Temporary)                               Opto Electronics
     3.     Visiting Faculty

Sl.No.      Name                     Designation             Qualification     Specilisation
1    Prof. R.Pratap                   Visiting Faculty       M.Sc,Ph.D         Nonlinear dynamics
                                                                               and statistical
                                                                               mechnaics

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4.   Research Scholars

     (a) Full time
Sl.No.    Name              Funding          Guide                        Area of Work
                            Agency
1.   Dann.V.J               Project          V.M.Nandakumaran             Laser Matter Interaction
                            Fellow           & V.P.N.Nampoori
2.   Jijo P.U               CSIR             V.M.Nandakumaran             Chaos in nonlinear
                                                                          dynamical systems
3.   Litty Mathew Irimpan UGC                P.Radhakrishnan
                                             & V.P.N.Nampoori             Laser Matter Interaction
4    Lyjo K Joseph          UGC              P.Radhakrishnan
                                             & V.P.N.Nampoori             Laser Matter Interaction
5    Manu Punnan John       CSIR             V.M.Nandakumaran             Study of chaos in
                                                                          nonlinear dynamical
                                                                          systems
6    Rajesh M               UGC Project V.P.N.Nampoori                    Polymer Optical fibers
                                                                          and fiber optic sensors
7.   Sheeba M               UGC              P.Radhakrishnan              Fiber Optic Sensors
8    Sr.Ritty.J.Nedumpara   UGC-FIP          P.Radhakrishnan              Laser Matter Interaction
9    Thomas K.J             CSIR             V,M,Nandakumaran             Fiber Optics
10   Jayasree V.K           QIP              P.Radhakrishnan              Optical Sensors
11   Parvathi M.R.                           V.M.Nadakumaran              Laser in Chaos Systems
     (b) Part time
Sl.No.           Name                        Guide                            Area of work
1.          M.Kailasnath               P.Radhakrishnan                  Optical Fibers
                                       &V.P.N.Nampoori
2.          Pramod Gopinath             V.P.N.Nampoori                  Laser Produced plasma
3           Samuel Varghese            V.P.N.Nampoori                   Fiber Optics
                                       &C.P Girijavallabhan
4.          Saritha M                  V.M.Nandakumaran                 Neural Networks
                                       & V.P.N.Nampoori
5           Linesh J.                  V.P.N.Nampoori                   Fiber Optic sensors
6.          Jinesh Mathew              P.Radhakrishnan                  Fiber Optic sensors
7.          Nithyaja B.                V.P.N.Nampoori                   Bio Photonics
8.          Sony George                V.P.N.Nampoori                   Optical Signal &
                                                                        Image processing


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5.       Administrative Personnel

Sl.No.        Designation                                          No. of Posts

1.   Section Officer                                                    1
2.   Typist                                                             1
3.   Assistants                                                         2
4.   Store Keeper                                                       1
5.   Peon                                                               1
6.   Sweeper cum Cleaner                                                1

6.       Technical Personnel

Sl.No.        Designation                                No. of Posts

1    Instrument Technician                                     1

7.       Student Enrollment

Sl.No.        Programme of Study                   Men     Women            Total

1.   M.Tech (OE & LT) I Semester                   3          5                8
2.   M.Tech (OE & LT)III Semester                  7          2                9
3.   M.Phil (Photonics) I Semester                 Nil        Nil              Nil
4    M.Phil (Photonics) II Semester                3          2                5

8.       Research Facilities

         A.     Laboratories (List out Major equipments available) Major facilities
                available are:

         i)     Laser Systems
                a)    Commercial
                      12W Argon ion laser (Spectra Physics 171)
                      Ring dye laser (Spectra Physics 380)
                      Optical Parametric Oscillator (Spectra Physics MOPO-700)
                      Pulsed Nd:YAG laser (Quanta ray PDL2)
                      4W Argon ion laser (Liconix 5000)
                      He-Cd laser (Liconix 46120 MR30)
                      He-Ne laser (red; assorted type)
                      He-Ne laser (green)
                      Diode pumped solid-state laser (BWT-50)
                      Tunable diode laser
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       b)    Fabricated
             Nitrogen laser
             Pulsed Nd: glass laser
             CW CO2 laser
ii)    Measuring Instruments
             500MHz Digital Oscilloscope (Tektronix, TDS 5054B)
             100MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope (Tektronix, TDS 220)
             200MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope (Tektronix, TDS 360)
             200MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope (lwatzu DS 8621)
             250MHz Analog Oscilloscope (lwatzu SS -5321)
             Photon Counter (Stanford Research Systems SR 400)
             Lock-in Amplifiers (SR 850,SR 830(3 No.s))
             Boxcar Averager/Gated Integrator (SR 250)
             Optical time domain reflectometer (Anritsu MW920A)
             1m grating monochromator (SPEX)
             0.5m Monochramator(Spectra Pro 500i Acton)
             0.5m Monochramator(Jarre; -Ash)
             0.2m Monochramators
             Data acquisition system (HP 3852-A)
             Wavelength meter(Burleigh WA 20 VIS)
             Optical spectrum analyzer (Spectra Physics)
             Laser power meters
             High vacuum system and accessories
             UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer (Jasco V570)
             Computer Network
             Photo Multiplier Tubes
             CCD detector
             High Resolution SPectrometer Phase Mask
             Optical Spectrum Analyser
             Fiber Optic fusion Splicer.
iii)   Facilities fabricated in house
             Fiber Drawing Unit
             Photoacoustic cells for gaseous, liquid and solid samples
             Plasma chamber for laser induced plasma studies
             Set-up for thin film deposition using laser induced plasma
             Photo, thermo and electro luminescence setup
             Set-up for optogalvanic spectroscopy using various discharge cell
             geometries
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                   Set-up for thermo-optic deflection studies
                   Vacuum coating units
                   Fiber connectors and couplers
                   Fiber sensors
                   Vibration isolation tables
                   Interferometric setup
                   Precision optics

      B) Library

No of books and Journals as on                       Additions during the current year
31st March of the Previous Year

Books – 1277                                                             135

Journals

     1. Optical Engineering                          88 volumes          nil
     2. Optics Letters                               119 volumes         nil
     3. Applied Optics                               131 volumes         nil
     4. Applied Spectroscopy                         1 volume nil
     5. Fiber and Integrated Optics                  9 volumes           nil
     6. Optics Education                             2 volumes           nil
     7. Int. Journ. of Optoelectronics               6 volumes           nil
     8. Resonance                              vol. 10 — 12 issues         vol. 11 — 111 issues
     9. Sadhana                                vol. 30 — 6 issues          vol. 31 — 5 issues
     10.Journal of Chemical Sciences           vol. 117 — 6 issues         vol. 118 — 5 issues
     11. Bulletin of Material Science          vol. 28 — 7 issues          vol. 29 — 6 issues
                                               vol. 29 — 1 issue
     12.Current Science                        vol. 88 — 12 issues           vol. 90— 9 issues
                                               vol. 89 — 12 issues           vol. 91 — 11 issues
                                               Vol. 90 — 1 issues
     13.Proceedings of Mathematical          vol. 115 — 4 issues             vol. 116 — 9 issues
        Sciences                             vol. 116 – 1 issue
     14.Pranama                             vol. 64 — 6 issues               vol.66 — 6 issues
                                            vol. 65— 6 issues                vol. 67 — 5 issues
                                            vol. 66— 3 issues
     15.Optics Letters                      vol. 30 — 18 issues              vol. 31 — 26 Nos.
                                                                             vol.32 — 3 issues

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Thesis & Dissertation:

(i)    M.Tech./M.Phil.
       Dissertation                             207 volumes                      M.Tech./M.Phil – 10

(ii)   Ph.D. Thesis                             51 volumes                       Ph.D. - 1

9.       Distinguished Visitors

Sl.No.      Name                          Affiliation                              Remarks

1      Prof Andy Augusti                  Kingston University, London
2      Dr.R. Prasanth                     Debye Institute, Universiteit
                                          Utrecht, The Netherlands.                Visiting Lecturer
3      Dr.Vinod Menon                     Queen’s College of CUNY,
                                          New York.                                 Visiting Lecturer
4      Dr Mohandas Menon                  Commonwealth of Learning,                Visiting Lecturer
                                          Canada
5      Dr Ken Grattan                     City University, London                  Visiting Lecturer
6      Dr. R Biju                         Netraranjini eye Hospital,               Visiting Lecturer
                                          Ernakulam
7      Dr Tong Sun                        City University, London                  Visiting Lecturer
8      Prof B P Pal                       I I T Delhi                              Visiting Lecturer
9      Ms. Shalini Sitaraman              University of Ohio,USA                   Visiting Lecturer

10.      Ph.Ds Awarded

Sl.No.      Title of Thesis              Name of Research Scholar            Supervising Guide

1      Interaction of Laser
       radiation with matter             Annieta Philip K                    P.Radhakrishnan
1      Nonlinear dynamics of       Rajesh S.                                 Dr.V.M.Nandakumaran
       semiconductor lasers:
       Control and Synchronization
       of chaos
2.     “Design Fabrication and     Geetha K.                                 Dr.P.Radhakrishnan
       characterization of Passive
       and Active Polymer
       Photonic Devices”
3.     “Fabrication and            Rajesh M.                                 Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori
       Characterization of
       Polymer Optical fibers
       for smart sensing and
       optical amplification”
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11.         Publications
      1)      Spectoscopic Characterisation of Laser Induced Plasma from Titanium Dioxide. V
             J Dann , Manoj V Mathew, V P N Nampoori , C P G Vallabhan, V M Nandakumaran,
             P Radhakrishnan, Plasma Science and Technology, 2007.
      2)     Light amplification in dye doped polymer films, Ritty J Nedumpara1, K Geetha, V J
             Dann, C P G Vallabhan, V P N Nampoori and P Radhakrishnan, J. Opt. A: Pure
             Appl. Opt. 9 (2007) 174–179.
      3)      Backscattering from nano-sized ZnO suspensions , Bindu Krishnan, A. Deepthy
             Litty Irimpan, Dann.V.J, V.P.N Nampoori, Physica E 35 (2006) 23-26.
      4)      “A fiber optic smart sensor for studying the setting characteristics of various grades
             of cement” M Rajesh, K Geetha, M Sheeba, P Radhakrishnan P G Vallabhan & V P
             N Nampoori, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Volume 44, Issue 5, May 2006,
             Pages 486-493.
      5)      “Characterization of Rhodamine 6G doped polymer optical fiber by side illumination
             fluorescence” M Rajesh, K Geetha, M Sheeba, P Radhakrishnan P G Vallabhan &
             V P N Nampoori, Optical Engineering 45(7), 1 July 2006
      6)      “Design and fabrication of dye-doped polymer optical fiber for optical amplification.”
             M Rajesh, M Sheeba, K Geetha, C P G Vallabhan, P Radhakrishnan and V P N
             Nampoori, Proceedings of SPIE —
              Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IX, Volume 6289, 628919 (Sep.
             5, 2006)
      7)      “Fabrication and characterisation of dye doped polymer optical fiber as light amplifier”,
             M Rajesh, M Sheeba, K Geetha, C P G Vallabhan, P Radhakrishnan and V P N
             Nampoori, Appl. Opt. 46, 106-112 (2007)
      8)       “Laser emission from transversely pumped dye-doped free-standing polymer film”,
             K. Geetha, M. Rajesh, V.P.N. Nampoori, C.P.G. Vallabhan and P.Radhakrishnan,
             J.Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 8 , 189-193 (2006),
      9)      “Propagation characteristics and wavelength tuning of amplified spontaneous
             emission from dye doped polymer film waveguide”, K. Geetha, M. Rajesh, V.P.N.
             Nampoori, C.P.G. Vallabhan and P.Radhakrishnan Appl. Opt. 45, 764-769 (2006)
      10)     Optical Tomography of Laser Produced Plasma using Pixel Method. V J Dann,
             Arun Anand, C V S Rao, D Sajeev, V P N Nampoori. Progress on Tunable lasers
             for Ultrafast Processes and Applications (PTLUPA 6) , Indian Institute of Technology,
             Madras (December 21-22, 2006).
      11)    Electrical characterisation of laser produced plasma from a metallic target.
             V J Dann, D Sajeev, C P G Vallabhan, V M Nandakumaran, V P N Nampoori,
             PLASMA 2006, Malaviya NIT, Jaipur (December 19-22, 2006).
      12)     Effect of External Magnetic Field on the dynamics of Laser Generated Plasma
             from a Solid Target. V J Dann, D Sajeev, C P G Vallabhan, V M Nandakumaran, P
             Radhakrishnan, V P N Nampoori. Photonics 2006 , University of Hyderabad
             (December 13-19, 2006).

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13)    Fabrication and characterization of dye doped optical fiber as a light amplifier,
       Mandanparambil Rajesh, Mavila Sheeba, Karinjamanna Geetha, Chakkalakkal P.
       G. Vallabhan, Padmanabhan Radhakrishnan, and Vadakkedathu P. N. Nampoori,
       Applied Optics, Vol. 46, No.1, 1 January 2007.
14)    Thermal characterization of ceramic tapes using photo acoustic effect, Annieta
       Philip K , Lyjo K. Joseph , Litty M. Irimpan, Bindu Krishnan , P. Radhakrishnan , V. P.
       N. Nampoori , Raghu Natarajan, physica status solidi (a), (2007) 24 (3), 737-44
15)     Spectral dependence of third order nonlinear optical susceptibility of zinc
       phthalocyanine, A Santhi, Vinu V Namboodiri, P Radhakrishnan and V P N Nampoori,
       Journal of Applied Physics, 100, 053109 (2006).
16)     Simultaneous determination of nonlinear optical and thermo-optic parameters of
       liquid samples, A Santhi, V N Vinu, P Radhakrishnan and V P N Nampoori, Applied
       Physics Letters, 89, 1 (2006).
17)     Control of bistability in a directly modulated semiconductor laser using delayed
       optoelectronic feedback, S Rajesh, V M Nandakumaran, Elsevier Physica D 213
       (2006) 113-120.
18)     Nonlinear absorption in dye doped polymer matrices. Ritty J nedumpara, Litty
       Mathew, V P N Nampoori and P Radhakrishnan. Proceedings of international
       conference Photonics 2006.
19)     Energy Transfer and dark Quenching in dye mixtures; Ritty J Nedumpara, Manu P
       J, C P G Vallabhan, V P N Nampoori and P Radhakrishnan. Proceedings of
       international conference on photo-radiochemistry, MG University, Kottayam.
20)    Design and development of a simple hardware setup to sense blood volume pulse
       and PIC microcontroller based heart rate meter. Jayasree V K, V P N Nampoori, C
       P G Vallabhan and P Radhakrishnan. Proceedings of ICBPE December 2006.
21)     “Swelling polymers coated fiber optic sensor for the measurement of humidity” by
       Bobby Mathews C, Thomas K J, P Radhakrishnan, Proceedings of International
       Conference on Optoelectronics, Fiber Optics and Photonics, December 2006
       ,University of Hyderabad, India
22)     “Nonlinear optical properties of Nd doped silica glasses using Z-scan technique” by
       Lyjo K Joseph, Ritty J Nedumpara, Thomas K J, V P N Nampoori, P Radhakrishanan,
       Proceedings of International Conference on Optoelectronics, Fiber Optics and
       Photonics, December 2006, University of Hyderabad, India

     b. Books:
 Sl. No.          Name of Book
 1                “Harnessing Light” Edited by Dr. V.P.N.Nampoori
                  Dr. P.Radhakrishnan and Dr. Suresh Nair



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12.    Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by               Faculty/
       Students. : List attached.

Sl. No. Name of Participants         Name of Seminar /                     Role
                                     Conference/ Workshop

1.    Jinesh Mathew            National Conference on smart Electro        Poster
                               ceramics 2007 (NSCE 2007)                   presentation
                               APW 2007, Indo UK Workshop                  Poster
                                                                           Participant
2.    Sheeba M.                Photonics 2006APW 2007, Indo                Oral
                               UK Workshop                                 presentation
3     Rajesh M.                (1) Photonics 2006APW 2007, Indo            Oral
                               UK Workshop                                 presentation
                               (2) SPIE Symposium on Optics and            Poster
                               Photonics August 2006, USA San Diego        presentation
4.    Lijo K.Joseph            Photonics 2006 Indo-UK workshop             Poster
                               APW-2007                                    presentation
5.    Dann V.J.                PTLUPA-6IIT MadrasDecember 2006,            Poster
                               Indo UK Workshop                            presentation
                               Plasma 2006Jaipur, Rajasthan                Poster
                                                                           presentation
6.    Thomas K.J.              1. DST sponsored SERC School on             Participant
                               ultrafast studies at University of
                               Hyderabad, July 2006
                               2. Photonics 2007, “International           Poster
                               Conference at University of                 presentation
                               Hyderabad, December 2006
                               3. Indo-UK workshop on Fiber Optics         Participant
                               and applications, at International
                               School of Photonics, CUSAT,
                               Cochin, August 2006
                               4. Annual Photonics workshop on             Participant
                               Nonlinear optics, at International School
                               of Photonics, CUSAT, February 2007
7.    Manu Punnen John         CTMS-07Christian College, Chengannur        Oral
                               Indo UK workshop, APW-2007                  presentation
8.    Prabhathan P.            Photonics 2006Indo UK workshop,             Participant
                               APW-2007
9.    Jijo P.U.                1. Photonics 2006                           Poster
                                                                           Presentation
                               2. CTMS-07, Indo UK workshop,               Oral
                               APW-2007                                    presentation
10. Nithyaja B.                Workshop on Biophptonics-2007 MAHE          Participant
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Sl. No. Name of Participants             Name of Seminar /                          Role
                                         Conference/ Workshop
11. Ritty J.Nedumpara              Refresher course at Kerala University,             Participant
                                   March 2007
                                   International Conference on Photo-radio           Poster
                                   Chemistry M.G.University, Kottayam,               presentation
                                   Feb. 2007
                                   Mat Con 2007, KochiIndo UK workshop,              Poster
                                   APW 2007                                          Presentation
12. Litty Mathew Irimpan           SERC School on ultrafast Studies,                 Poster
                                   UOTT, Hyderabad, July 2006                        Participant
                                   Mat Con 2007, KochiIndo UK workshop,              Poster
                                   APW 2007                                          Presentation
13. Sajeev D.                      SERC School on ultrafast Studies,                 Poster
                                   University of Hyderabad, July 2006Indo            Participant
                                   UK workshop, APW 2007
14. JayasreeV.K.                   International Conference on Biomedical            Oral
                                   and Pharmaceutical Engineering, 11-14             presentation
                                   December 2006, NTV, SingaporeIndo
                                   UK workshop, APW 2007
15. Parvathy M.R.                  Photonics-2006                                    Poster
                                                                                     presentation
                                   NCOL-2007, TVPM, April 2007
                                   Indo UK workshop, APW 2007                              “
16. Linesh J.                      Indo UK workshop, APW 2007
17. Sony George                    Indo UK workshop, APW 2007
18. Prof.V.P.N.Nampoori            National workshop on e-learning,                  Paper
                                   New Delhi, April 26-28, 2006                      presentation
19. Prof.P.Radhakrishnan           Photonics 2006                                    Invited Talk
20. Prof.V.M.Nandakumaran          Photonics 2006                                    Invited Talk

13. Awards/ Honours/ Fellowships etc. received
Name of Recipient                   Name of Fellowship/                   Awarding Agency
                                    Honour /Award
Jinesh Mathew                       Best Poster Award                     NCSE 2007
14. Sponsored Research Projects

Sl.No.        Title           Sponsoring Agency               Amount            Investigator(s)
1.        MODROBS                    AICTE                Rs.10- Lakhs        Dr.P.Radhakrishnan
2.       Estt. of center             UGC                  Rs.5-Lakhs          Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori
          for CACEE
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15.      Research Programmes and Activities:
Sl.No.      Problem / Topic                                                Investigator (s)

1.    Nanophotonics of Zno                                                 Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori
2.    Laser action in optical fibres and slab wave guides                  Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori &
                                                                           Dr.P.Radhakrishnan
3.  Instabilities and chaos in coupled laser plasma                        Dr.V.M.Nandakumaran
4.  Biophotonics                                                           Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori
          a) Photoacoustic studies of photosynthesis
          b) Laser fluorescence from bacteria and viruses
Extension Activities

          1. Created e-content for e-learning in some selected topics
          2. produced an animation film on Theory of Relativity.
          3. Produced a video on G Sankarakurup’s “Sivatandavam”

16.      Seminar/ Conference/ Workshop/ Refresher Courses conducted by the
         Department

Sl.No.        Title                 Duration                 Coordinator                 Funding
                                                                                         Agency

1.    Indo-UK workshop              3 days              Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori              U.G.C.
                               June 12-14, 2006                                    CELOS-ISP-SPIE
2.    APW,2007                      2 days              Dr.V.M.Nandakumaran            CELOS
                               Feb. 27-28, 2007                                       ISP-SPIE
3.    Raman Day                      1 day              Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori              CELOS
      Symposium                   Nov.7 2006
4.    International                 3days               Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori           Common wealth
      workshop e-learning        June 19-21,                                          of Learning
      for Adult continuing           2006                                               Canada
      Education
5.    Refresher Course             21 days              Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori                 UGC
      on e-content                March 5-26
      Development                   2007



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     COCHIN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING,
                     KUTTANAD

College starts functioning on 25th October 1999 under Cusat only with 5 B.Tech Branches.
Mechanical, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Information
Technology Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, and MCA are the branches
now available in CUSAT.

1. Faculty Members
Sl. Name &                    Qualification &   Experience     Date of       Present       PF scheme
No. Designation               Specialization    a) Teaching    joining the   Pay           implemented
                                                               b) Industry   Institute     (Yes/No)

1.   Preetha Mathew      M.Tech
     Principal         Computer &  a) 6 years                  29-03-01      12000-18300      Yes
                       Information
                         Science
Division of Mechanical Engineering

2.   Job P.A.,                 M.Tech           a) 17 Years    29-03-01      12000-18300      Yes
     Reader                  Management         b) 2 years
     (On QIP)
3.   Mathew Cheriyan,          M.Tech           a) 16 Years
     Reader                  Management         b) 2 Years     Oct. 2002     12000-18300      Yes
4.   Salaji S.,                B.Tech.          a) 4 Years
     Lecturer                Mechanical         b) 1 Year      19.03.01      8000-12000       Yes

5.   Senthil Prakash M.N.      M.Tech           a) 8 years
     Lecturer (on QIP)        Propulsion        b) Nil         27.04.01      8000-12000       Yes
                                Engg.

6.   Shiyas C.R.,               M.Tech,         a) 1.5 Years
     Lecturer                  Industrial       b) Nil         26.03.01      8000-12000       Yes
                                 Engg.

7.   Thomas T.                 M. Tech.         a) 10 Years    Nov. 02       8000-12000       Yes
     Lecturer                 Mechanical

8.   Augistine J. Kattady,     M. Tech.         a) 7 Years
     Lecturer                 Mechanical        b) 4 Years     Jan. 03       8000-12000       Yes



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Division of Computer Science & Information Technology

9.   Jayaprabha P            M.Tech.         a) 8 years
     Lecturer               Electronics      b) Nil        Jan-99        8000-12000   Yes

10. Jabir KVT,               B. Tech         a) 6 Year
    Lecturer (On LWA)     Computer Engg.     b) Nil        26.03.01      8000-12000   Yes

11. Harikrishnan D,          B. Tech         a) 6 Years
    Lecturer              Computer Engg.     b) 1 Year     Mar-01        8000-12000   Yes

12. Bindu. K.,
    Kalakkalparambil         B. Tech,        a) 6 years    Nov-01        8000-12000   Yes

13. Manoj Kumar P,           B. Tech,
    Lecturer (On LWA)     Computer Engg.     a) 4 years    Jan.-03       8000-12000   Yes

14. Jesslet Sam,            B. Tech
    Lecturer on LWA      Computer Engg.      a) 4 years    Feb.-03       8000-12000   Yes

15. Meera A.R.,              B. Tech,
    Lecturer              Computer Engg.     a) 4 years    Mar.-03       8000-12000   Yes

Division of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

16. Josephkutty Jacob,       M. Tech,        a) 8 Years
    Reader                 Power System      b) 11 Years   8/6/1999     12000-18300   Yes

17. Sajan Joseph,        B. Tech, Electrical a) 6 Years
    Lecturer                & Electronics    b) Nil        Mar.-01       8000-12000   Yes

18. Manoj. V.J.,             M.Tech,         a) 6 Years
    Lecturer (On QIP)       Electonics       b) 3 Years    Mar.-01       8000-12000   Yes

19. Priya R. Krishnan,   B. Tech, Electrical a) 6 Years
    Lecturer                & Electronics    b) 2 Years    19/3/01       8000-12000   Yes

20. K. Kunhamu,              M.Tech,         a) 6 Years
    Lecturer (on LWA)     Control System     b) 11 Years   Dec.-01       8000-12000   Yes

21. Shiny Paul,          B. Tech, Electrical
    Lecturer (on LWA)       & Electronics    a) 17 Years   Dec-02        8000-12000   Yes

22. Anilkumar K.K.           B. Tech,
    Lecturer                Electronics      a) 5 Years    Feb.-02       8000-12000   Yes


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Division of Civil Engineering & General Science

23. Sunil Kumar N.,         M. Tech,
    Lecturer (on QIP)   Structural Engg.    a) 7 Years       14/7/99       8000-12000   Yes
                                            b) 1 years

24. Minimol A.,            B. Tech. Civil   a) 6 Years
    Lecturer                                b) 1 Year        19/3/01       8000-12000   Yes

25. Dr. Mujeeb A.,       M.Sc., Physics     a) 12 Years      Mar.-03       8000-12000   Yes
    Lecturer                 Ph.D           b) Nil

26. Dr. R. Ashaletha,   M.Sc, Chemistry     a) 3 years                     8000-12000   Yes
    Lecturer                 Ph.D

      2. Administrative Personnel

Sl.       Name                                            Designation
No.

1.     P.M.Jayakumari                                         Asst. Registrar
2.     A.P. Muraleedaran                                  Section Officer (Hr.Gr.)
3.     Tom Joseph                                             Junior Librarian
4.     Asha S. Nair                                       Selection Gr. Assistant
5.     Jafar A.                                                        ”
6.     Jitha Sree V.                                                   ”
7.     Pradeep Kumar P                                     Senior Gr. Assistant
8.     Anish V. Nair                                         Prof. Asst. Gr. I
9.     Lali A.                                                         ”
10.    Ushakumari. T                                        Sr. Gr. Typist/Steno
11.    Gopalakrishanan D.                                     Lab Assistant
12.    Binoy P.R.                                             Lab. Attendant
13.    Sreekumar K.V.                                              Peon
14.    Thomas Mathew                                            L.D.Driver
15.    Joseph K.J.                                            Security Guard
16.    Molly Mathew                                          Sweeper-Cum-Cleaner

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3. Technical Personnel
Sl. No.   Designation                                No. of Posts

1.        A.E.                                               1
2.        Overseer gr.II                                     2
3.        Teesimitean gr. I                                  1

4. Student Enrollment (2006 Admin.)

Sl. No.   Programme of Study              Men              Women              Total

1.   MCA                                   28                 30               58
2.   B.Tech (6 Branches)                  164                125              289

5. Research Facilities
          Library
          No. of books and Journals as on                   Additions during the
          31st March of the Previous Year                      current year
          Books 10546, 12 Nos. Journals                               340




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                                                                               PART III


     CENTRAL OFFICE FOR UNIVERSITY HOSTELS
1.   Hostels Functioned During the year
     H. No. I                     Sanathana
     H. No. III                   Aiswarya
     H. No. IV                    Siberia
     H. No. V                     Sarovar
     H. No. VI                    Athulya
     H. No. VII                   Anaswara
     CUMS Hostel, Kochi 16
2.   Number of Applications Received During the Year for Hostel Admission from
     Male & Female Students Separately.
     Male                                   262
     Female                                 567
3.   Total Number of Students who are Given Admission Male & Female Separately
     During the year.
     Male                                   262
     Female                                 564
4.   Total Number of Students Staying in Hostel
     H. No. I                 :             88
     H. No. III               :             190
     H. No. IV                :             53
     H. No. V                 :             110
     H. No. VI                :             105
     H. No. VII               :             158
     CUMS Hostel              :             45
5.   Additional Facilities if any Made for Accommodating the Students
     Please see item No. 8

6.   Name of Warden, Central Office for University Hostels
     Dr. Sunil K.Narayanankutty, Reader, Dept. of Polymer Sciecne and Rubber
     Technology from November 2006 onwards.
7.   Name of Assistant Wardens
         i) All Mens’ Hostel Dr. P.Arunachalm, Reader, Dept. of Economics
         ii) CUMS Hostel : Dr K.T.Damodaran
         Dr. R.Gopikakumari, Head, Division of Electronics Engineering, School of Engg,
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8.   Any Other Relevant Information

The allotment for hostel accommodation is made as per University rules based on the
recommendation from the concerned Heads of Departments depending on vacancy
positions. Duration of various courses is seen to vary from 1 to 5 years. Only students from
regular courses are given admission to hostels.
University hostels are now fully occupied by the students admitted to various departments of
the University. The present occupancy is 704. (More than 62 students are in the
waiting list). In this situation it becomes very difficult to consider applications for hostel
accommodation till vacancy arises or additional space is procured or built.
It may be noted that we are selecting students on All India basis for various courses. So
many students from outside Kerala are seeking admission to various courses besides local
students who are eligible for hostel accommodation. The number of courses and seats have
also been increased in each Department. It was not possible for us to satisfy the accommo-
dation requirement of large number of male and female students who come from within and
outside the state. The chances of finding out alternate accommodation are also limited to
consequent to the high demand for accommodation created by B.Tech students. The capac-
ity of the hostel remains the same as on the period of 1997-98.
Since we could not provide hostel facilities to many of the students applied for, it becomes
necessary to provide the facilities by constructing enough hostels. Therefore it is proposed to
have
     a)   one more boys’ hostel with a capacity of 300 students
     b)   to construct one girls’ hostel with all modern amenities like gymnasium,
          computer centre, DTP facility keeping in view of the reqirement of gender
          equality.

Understaffing in University Hostel office

The hostel office increasingly looking after Seven nos. of hostels (Three Ladies hostel and
three Boys’ hostel in this campus and one Research Scholar’s hostel at Lakeside campus)
All the allotments and hostel general maintenance are taken care off through this office.
Presently One Matron, Two Asst. Matrons and Six Nos. of Sweeper cum cleaners are report-
ing to the office. As such officees run with a Section officer with the help of one daily wages
hand. Considering the increasing number of students being admitted and opening of new
hand. Considering the increasing number of students being admitted and opening of new
hostels (Post metric hostel and B.Tech hostel) it becomes difficult to run the office with the
current situation. So at least one number of Assistant Gr II and a Typist with the knowledge
in computer are additionally required for smooth running of the office.



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                             COMPUTER CENTRE

The Center for Information Resource Management (CIRM) was established in 1998 at the
Department of Computer Science with the help of the MHO-INFOCUS project of the Netherlands
Government. In 2006, CIRM has been made an Independent Centre with full fledged Office.
The main objective of CIRM is to act as the nodal centre for all the information technology
resources of the university. It involves design, installation and maintenance of the IT
infrastructure including the network, software resources and IT enabled services and facilities.
CIRM also provide the staff training, user support and specialized consulting services to user
departments and external clients on demand.
CUSAT is one of the few institutions of higher learning in India that possess a state of the art,
reliable and scaleable campus wide network which support the information needs of the user
community. All the departments in the main campus are interlinked with a fiber optic
backbone. Also the Lakeside Campus 15 KMs away from the main campus is connected to
the main network.
The campus network is seamlessly integrated to the internet through broad band connectivity
available to the user community on 24x7 basis. One of the immediate priorities of CIRM is to
upgrade the existing 1 Mbps leased line to 8 mbps with full redundancy support. With this
new connectivity the users in the main campus and lake side campus can experience much
higher band width.
The domain name cusat.ac.in is registered with the National Centre for Software Technology
(NCST) India. The portal www.cusat.ac.in serves as the single window access point to all the
information resources and IT enabled services of CUSAT which is managed by CIRM.
The knowledge advantage
The CIRM staff are trained by the network specialists from the Delft University of Technology,
The Netherlands for maintaining the Mail server, Web server, DNS server, Proxy Servers and
all other related servers for the internet in the main campus itself. CIRM uses robust
technologies and softwares customized to work together to provide an uninterrupted and
superlative service experience to the user community.
Continuously being on the bleeding edge of technology, CIRM has developed considerable
expertise in many areas, technologies and platforms. CIRM is able to integrate various
hardware architectures and also ensure interoperability among various and even conflicting
software platforms. Facing the enviable task of being the IT backbone of the premier Science
and Technology University in the country, is no easy job, but the enterprising staff of CIRM
has proved their mettle.
The Facilities
The CUSAT portal acts as the single point access to all the information resource services
offered by CIRM. Some of them are:


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Internet
The web server is hosted in house and internet facility is extended to all CUSAT community
on 24x7 basis.
Email:
The mail server is hosted in house and email facility is extended to all teachers, staff, research
fellows and post graduate students of the campus.
E-Learning
There is support for E-learning to the CUSAT community through both the proprietary system
of Blackboard and the open source platform Moodle, both maintained by CIRM.
CIRM is planning to establish an online learning system with full functionality of Video
Conferencing, online discussions and online interactive classes.
Voice Communication system
The voice communication system is installed with 600 lines both in the main and lakeside
campuses.
Edusat
Edusat transmission is made available by CIRM providing the facility to view the programmes
in the Computer center as well as the Library. The same can also be made available for any
department on demand.
Projects undertaken
    Ø    Upgradation of Computer Lab and internet browsing Lab have been completed with
         new systems with the help of UGC funding.
    Ø    Connectivity gradation from the existing bandwidth of 1 Mbps to 8 Mbps at the main
         campus and from 512 Kbps to 8 Mbps at the Lake side campus with dedicated fiber
         cable connectivity between the campuses

         Installation process of connectivity upgradation is in progress with help of MHRD
         funding.

    Ø    Up-gradation of the intercommunication facility in the main and lakeside campus
         with DID. This includes the increase of lines from 600 to 1000. Plans are also there
         to integrate the voice network of main campus with that of the lakeside campus
         Implementation process is in progress with help of MHRD funding.

Proposals for the Coming Years
e-Governance
ICT center will provide a platform for the governing and administrative functions of the University.
The various facilities of the center would facilitate effective and efficient management of day-

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to-day administration of the university, besides providing an opportunity to remain connected
with national level agencies of higher education like UGC and AICTE and other regulatory,
funding agencies. The center’s role will assume greater significance against the back drop of
UGCs plan to go on e-Governance mode during 11th plan period and the university will also
become under a continuous connectivity with the state government agencies like KSCSTE,
DTE etc.
Video-Conferencing
ICT center will provide all necessary infrastructures to facilitate video conferencing.
Content digitization services
A team at ICT center will act as e-content creators. All the digitization work including course
materials and other knowledge generated from the university, orders, circulars, bulletins etc.
will be done through the team.
e-Content Repository
ICT center will host a central server for gathering and disseminating e-Content. The repository
will include e-books, course materials created by teachers, short learning objects, research
papers, thesis generated from universities all over Kerala.
Information Kiosks
Under the common university act, every transactions of the university must be available to
the common public. To facilitate this ICT center will design and implement information kiosks
in key places with the university
“All under one roof” Counter
ICT center will provide any information required to the student community related to their
exams, certificates, course details etc.
Fast Track Facility
ICT center can provide infrastructure to facilitate a fast track mechanism to obtain certificates
and related things in very short span of time.
FM Station
ICT center can take initiatives to start an FM station.
Short Courses to the Public Community
As part of commitment to the society ICT center can take initiates with the help of teaching
departments to give out short courses to the school teachers, entrepreneurs etc.
CUSAT Alumni Database
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Software Repository
To encourage used of licensed software; a repository of commonly used software with
campus license is required. Any department can install software from this repository on
request.

High Performance Computing Facility
The entire high end computing requirements of various departments could be met from this
facility. ICT can take initiatives to set up one.
Upgradation of the existing campus wide network
Existing network will have to be upgraded to get the full potential of the bandwidth upgradation
Advanced Networking Lab
An advanced networking lab is another priority. This is required for conducting advanced
research in the area of networking.
Network security systems
As the complexity of the network and the available services are growing daily, issues of
network safety and privacy are to be addressed seriously. Attacks from hackers , sofware
bots and virus are increasing rapidly. To provide resistance against these attacks the centre
has plans to install a UTM box in the gateway.
New high end servers are proposed to be installed in the centre with massive data storage
capability. The servers can be utilized for content generation, video streaming, enhanced mail
functionality and other high end applications.
Wi-Fi Campus
    CIRM is moving towards having a full fledged e-campus ensuring access to the
    network to the user community irrespective of their location.
Call Centre
CIRM is also planning to establish a call centre facility for providing required information to
the public.

1.       Administrative Personnel
Sl.No.     Designation                                              No. of Posts
01         Hon.Director                                                      01
02         Assistant                                                         01
03         Peon                                                              01
04         Sweeper /Cleaner                                                  01

2. Technical Personnel (on work arrangement from the Dept. of Computer Science
Sl.No.     Designation                                               No. of Posts
01         Technical Officer                                                 01
02         Technical Assistant Grade III                                     02

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3.      Research Facilities
            Computing Labs ( Major equipments available)

            i). Computers, Servers, Printers & Network Components.
S/N                     Item                                                  Qty
01       Infinity Global Line 2700 HN                           Server         2
02       HP Netserver LH4                                       “              1
03       HP Netserver LC3                                       “              1
04       HP Kayak PIII                                          PC             1
05       Acer PIV                                               “              2
06       IBM PIV                                                “              3
07       Infinity Pro PIV                                       “              21
08       IBM Thinkcentre                                        “              30
09       Wipro LQ-1050+DX                                       Printer        1
10       HP Laser Jet 1150                                      “              1
11       Tally T2245                                            “              1
12       HP Laser Jet 1020                                      “              1
13       HP Laser Jet 1022                                      “              1
14       3Com switch 4060                                       Core switch    4
15       3Com super stack III switch 4228G                      Edge switch    27
         ii). UPS Systems
No        Item                                                                 Qty
01        40KVA Merlin Gerin UPS                                               2 Nos
02        40 KVA Tata Liebert UPS                                              1 Nos
        iii) Voice Communication Systems
                 EPABX System -Hi Com 350E ( 590 Lines )
4. Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty/Students.
Name of Participant           Name of Seminar /                       Role
                              Conference/ Workshop
Mr. Lal Paul                    01) Dax Certified Network Engineer             Participant
(Technical Assistant,           02) Technical Workshop on ethical              Participant
Grade III)                      hacking-Techniques and Counter
                                measures
                                03) D-Link Corporate Training                  Participant


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                                           ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
                                                            MHRD WORK

      S. No. Name of Work                                  Gross Amount   Name of Contractor   C.B. No.      Remarks
      1.   Providing ceiling fan and tube light fittings     91,418/-                          No.1/06-07
           Athulya Ladies Hostel at Thrikkakara




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           campus
      2.   Maintenance of Hostel No.1 Sanathana             4,73,501/-    P.A.Augustine        No.2/06-07
           Hostel at Thrikkakara campus
      3.   Urgent maintenance to Aiswarya Ladies            5,05,281/-    C.I.Yacoob           No.3/06-07
           Hostel at Thrikkakara
      4    Urgent maintanace to Athulya Ladies               3,91,857     K.S.Pradeep          No.4/06-07
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           Hostel
      5    Urgent maintenance to Siberia Hostel             5,31,882/-    Joji Jacob           No.5/06-07
           Thrikkakara campus
      6    Urgent petty works in Sanathana Hostel           3,41,026/-    P.A,Augustine        No.6/06-07
           Thrikkakara campus
      7    Urgent maintenance to Aiswarya Ladies            2,84,274/-    C.I.Yacoob           No.7/06-07
           Hostel in Thrikkakara campus
      8    Electrical maintenance work in Students          2,56,384/-    M/s. Technocraft     No.10/06-07
           hostee in Thrikkakara campus
      9    Providing ceiling and tube light fittings in     1,94,178/-    M/s. DYNURICOM
           University Hostels Siberia, Sanathana,                         POWER (INDIA)
           Sarovar and Aiswarya                                           PVT. LTD.
      10   -do-                                             7,04,221/-    -do-
      S. No. Name of Work                                  Gross Amount   Name of Contractor    C.B. No.     Remarks

      11   Maintenance of Hostel No.1 Sanathana             2,15,132/-    Sri. P.A.Augustine
           Hostel at Thrikkakara campus
      12   Providing Ceramic Tiles to Recreation Room       1,40,161/-    Sri. S.Suresh Kumar
           and concreting rear yard Siberia                               Santhosh Bhavan
      13   Urgent Maintenance to Athulya Hostel              69,325/-     Sri. K.S.Pradeep




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      14   Laying Marbles to the Common Area of             5,70,690/-    R.Vijayaraj
           Hostel in Thrikkakara
      15   Providing and Fixing Gate and Grills to the      2,57,548/-    Sri. Mohammed Ali
           opening of Verandha for Sanathana Hostel
      16   Construction of Ladies Gymnasium at              3,51,436/-    Sri. P.A.Augustine
           Thrikkakara campus
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      17   Cnstruction of Women’s Common Room               2,93,097/-    Cherian Varghese
           in Thrikkakara campus
      18   -do-                                             3,27,729/-    -do-
      19   Electrification in connection with                43,918/-     M/s. Dinu
           modernization of University Guest House                        Electricals
           at Thrikkakara campus

                                                  MAJOR WORKS (CPWD) 2006-07
      S. No. Name of Work                                  Gross Amount   Name of Contractor    SR. No.      Remarks
      1    Construction of 3rd floor over the existing      35,37,800/-   CPWD                  SR-2/06-07
           hostel V (Sarovar) for CUSAT-deposit of one
           third of cost of construction instalment paid
           to the EE, CPWD Thrissur Division
      S. No. Name of Work                                   Gross Amount    Name of Contractor   C.B. No.      Remarks

      2.   Construction of first floor for CELOS over the    27,24,100/-    ”                    SR-30/06-07
           existing building for International School of
           Photonics - Amount to be paid to the Exe.
           Engineer, CPWD Thrissur Division
      3    Construction to Marine Engineering building      2,81,32,000/-   ”                    SR-32/06-07
           (block 4 nos.) in Thrikkakara campus -
           amount paid to the EE CPWD Thrissur




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           Division as advance towards deposit of
           1/3rd of estimate. (construction of Marine
           Engineering)
      4    Construction of 5th floor over the existing       24,89,000/-    ”                    SR-41/06-07
           multistoreyed building of School of Marine
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           Science - advance of one third of work
           outlay sanctioned and paid to the EE,
           SPWD Kochi Division
      5    Construction of B.Tech ladies hostel in           38,76,000/-    ”                    SR-42/06-07
           Thrikkakara campus-advance of one third of
           work outlay sanctioned and paid to the EE,
           CPWD Kochi Division
      6    Construction of an additional floor on top of     32,80,000/-    ”                    SR-43/06-07
           the existing lab block building for School of
           Engineering - advance one third of work
           outlay sanctioned and paid to the EE,
           CPWD Kochi Division
      7    Construction of 3rd floor over the existing       35,37,800/-    ”                    SR-45/06-07
           hostel V (Sarovar) for CUSAT - 2nd
           instalment paid to the EE,
           CPWD Thrissur Division
      S. No. Name of Work                              Gross Amount    Name of Contractor   C.B. No.      Remarks

      8     Construction of main block for CUCEK       1,98,12,500/-   ”                    SR-48/06-07
            at Pulinkunnu- one third estimate advance
            sanctioned and paid to the EE, CPWD
            Kottayam Division
      9     Replacing the damaged flooring in the Work  6,60,400/-     ”                    SR-49/06-07
            shop building at CUCEK Pulinkunnu- advance




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            of one third estimate sanctioned and paid
            to the EE, CPWD Kottayam Division
      10    School of Engineering - construction of    2,81,32,000/-   ”                    SR-51/06-07   Work
            Marine Engg. Building block 4 nos.) in                                                        completed
            Thrikkakara campus-3rd and final
            instalment sanctioned and paid to the
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            EE CPWD Thrissur Division
      11    Augmentation of Substation I in CUSAT       9,48,500/-     CPWD                 SR-53/06-07
            Thrikkakara campus-Advance of one third
            work outlay-sanctioned and paid to the
            Executive Engineer, CPWD Electrical
            Kochi Division.
      12.   Renovation & Widening of University road    72,71,300/-    ”                    SR-55/06-07
            from BH 47 to CUSAT Administrative Office-
            advance of one third estimate sanctioned
            and paid to the Executive Engineer,
            CPWD Thrissur Division
      13    Providing 160 KVA stand by DG set for       10,85,000/-    ”                    SR-59/06-07
            Marine Engineering campus-advance of
            1/3 of the estimate paid to Executive
            Engineer CPWD Electrical Kochi Division
      S. No. Name of Work                                    Gross Amount    Name of Contractor    C.B. No.       Remarks


       14   Construction of first floor for CELOS over         27,24,100/-    ”                     SR.61/06-07     Not Completed
            the existing building for International School
            of Photonics-Release of 2nd instalment to
            the Exe. Engineer, CPWD Thrissur Division
       15   Construction of Hull of ship-in-campus for         52,22,760/-                          SR-71/06-07




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            Marine Engineering-advance of one third
            of work outlay sanctioned and paid to the
            EE, CPWD Thrissur, Division
       16   Construction of compound wall and gate             7,76,200/-     ”                     SR-72/06-07
            for MarineEngineering campus-advance of
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            1/3 of work paid to the EE, CPWD Thrissur
            Division
       17   Construction of 3rd floor over the existing        35,37,800/-    ”                     SR-73/06-07     Completed
            hostel V (Sarovar) for CUSAT-3rd instalment
            paid to the EE, CPWD Thrissur Division


                                                    Minor Works - Plan (2006 - 2007)

       S. No. Name of Work                                    Gross Amount    Name of Contractor    C.B. No.        Remarks
       1    Providing cattle trap and bitumen road to the    2,93,135/-       M.G.Phingston         CB No.5/06-07
            International School of Photonics at Thrikkakara
       2    Additional single phase connection generator         6,876/-      M/s. Dinu             CB No.6/06-07
            supply from Dept. of Bio technology to animal
            house
      S. No. Name of Work                                 Gross Amount   Name of Contractor   C.B. No.        Remarks


      3    Additional wiring & providing exhaust fan         7,543/-     -do-                 CB No.7/06-07
           in Chemistry lab of Environmental Studies
      4    Maintenance & petty repairs of University       1,11,068/-    P.A.Augustine        CB No.8/06-07
           main canteen building
      5    Wiring for the generator in Seminar hall         12,340/-     E.V.Poulose          CB No.9/06-07




                                                                                                                        C U S A T A n n u a l R e p o r t 2 0 06- 2 0 07
           at main lab block of CES at Thrikkakara
      6    Leak proofing works to the terrace of           2,05,491/-    P.A.Augustine        CB No.10/06-07
           SMS Department
      7    Urgent rectification work in the toilet room     73,597/-     S.S.Suresh           CB No.11/06-07
           over to Library block at Lakeside campus                      Kumar
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      8    Annual maintenance contract for 1 no.            85,956/-     M/s. Thyssenkru      CB No.15/06-07
           passenger lift installed at multistoreyed                     pp Elevator          & 95/06-07
           building at Lakeside campus                                   (India) P. Ltd.
      9    Prepare the schematic and other required         15,000/-     M/s. Vijaya          CB No.18/06-07
           drawings, assess the connected load,                          Constructions
           obtain approval from the Electrical
           Inspectorate and to revise the CD made
           with the KSEB from 250 K V A to
           150 K V A at L:akeside campus
      10   Modernization of VC’s Office                    1,42,140/-    M/s. Zita & Co.      CB No.20/06-07
           electrification & air conditioning
      11   Replacing of KSEB service connection            4,28,168/-    M/s. Electroskill    CB No.26/06-07
           from the buildings other than the                                                  CB No.116/-607
           multistoreyed building and giving University
            main connection to Lakeside campus.
      S. No. Name of Work                                    Gross Amount   Name of Contractor   C.B. No.     Remarks

      12   Providing new PA system in SMS                      45,815/-     M/s. E.V.Radio       CB No.40/06-07
           auditorium at Thrikkakara campus                                 Electricals
      13   Providing partition in the Executive room          1,26,655/-    M.V.George           CB No.42/06-07
           (2nd floor) at the west end of the
           Administrative Office




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      14   Electrification setting up of a new lab in          21,057/-     M/s. Techno          CB No.44/06-07
           PS & RT (GF) at Thrikkakara campus                               Craft
      15   Providing cast iron plate earthing and              8,090/-      -do-                 CB No.47/06-07
           power point in the new extension block
           at Chemistry Dept.
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      16   Electrification to the vartical extension           44,889/-     -do-                 CB No.48/06-07
           of Working Women’s hostel
      17   Repair and modification of labs for the            1,08,533/-    P.A.Augustine        CB No.58/06-07
           Dept. of Atmospheric Science at Marine
           Science campus
      18   Amount to be paid to Sri. K.Krishnankutty,         1,85,292/0    K.Krishnankutty      CB No.60/06-07
           Kalapurackal House, Thakazhy, Alappuzha
           for supplying and erecting of furniture to
           Working Women’s hostel in Thrikkakara
           campus as per voucher attached
      19   Reconstruction of compound wall and                1,19,310/-    M/s. Dinu            CB No.61/06-07
           providing entrance gate at Registrar’s quarters                  Electricals
      20   Extension of culvert in front of Physics Dept.      72,695/-     P.A.Augustine        CB No.62/06-07
      S. No. Name of Work                                Gross Amount   Name of Contractor   C.B. No.     Remarks

      21    Annual maintenance contract charge for          8,000/-     M/s. Sunitha         CB No.63/06-07
            250 KV A DG set installed in the                            Diesels
            multistoreyed building at Lakeside campus
            Ernakulam vide invoice No. SA/327
            dated 6.11.04 (period of contract
            25.6.04 to 25.6.05)




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      22    Rewiring of C type quarters for teaching      2,02,259/-    M/s. Techno          CB No.65/06-07
            staff at Thrikkakara campus                                 Craft
      23    Cutting and removing of overgrowth and         30,438/-     Project Officer,     CB No.66/06-07
            thick thorny jungles at Thrikkakara campus                  M/s. Kudumbasree,
                                                                        Kalamassery
      24.   -do-                                           18,106/-     -do-                 CB No.78/06-07
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      25    Renovation of rooms as laboratories in        1,19,321/-    Pradeep K.S.         79/06-07
            School of Environmental Studies
      26    Providing power connection to the furnace      30,414/-     M/s. Dynuricom       80/06-07
            & oven installed in Opto- Electronics                       Power (India)
            lab-Physics Dept.                                           Pvt. India
      27    Maintenance work to room no.3 and             2,77,140/-    M.V.George           83/06-07
            4 of Applied Chemistry Dept.
      28    Modification of room for housing               73,227/-     C.I.Yacob            89/06-07
            Language Laboratory in the Dept.
            of Culture & Heritage
      29    Replacing damaged masonry tank with            84,478/-     K.Krishnankutty      90/06-07
            PVC tank in type II quarters (9-14) and
            Type C(1-4) in Thrikkakara campus
      30    Renovation of toilet in Applied                54,095/-     Sunny John           91/06-07
            Chemistry Dept. in Thrikkakara campus
      S. No. Name of Work                                Gross Amount   Name of Contractor   C.B. No.    Remarks

      31   Modifications of Computer Room and typing      3,81,189/-    C.I.Yacob            92/06-07
           pool in SMS Dept. in Thrikkakara campus
      32   Leak proofing works to the Dept. of             64,032/-     M/s. Dinu            94/06-07
           Mathematics in Thrikkakara campus                            Electricals
      33   Setting up of Laboratory in the basement        87,491/-     P.A.Augustine        96/06-07
           floor of Dept. of PS & RT. in Thrikkakara
           campus




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      34   Extension of SBT in CFC and shifting of        5,46,335/-    -do-                 98/06-07
           existing badminton court in Thrikkakara
           campus
      35   Re-wiring of School of Management               97,824/-     M/s. Electroskill    99/06-07
           Studies at Thrikkakara campus
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      36   Providing Laboratory sinks for Chemistry        37,810/-     S.Suresh             102/06-07
           Lab in the School of Environmental                           Kumar
           Studies in Thrikkakara campus
      37   Providing RCC culvert in the Road dip           21,994/-     Cherian              105/06-07
           in S/E side of School of Environmental                       Varghese
           Studies in Thrikkakara campus
      38   Replacing A.C.Sheet with G.I. sheet in         2,99,919/-    -do-                 106/06-07
           the Auditorium of Dept. of PS & RT in
           Thrikkakara campus
      39   Leak proofing works to the terrace of          2,68,111/-    Joji Jacob           107/06-07
           Siberia Hostel in Thrikkakara campus
      40   Extension of SBT in CFC and shifting of the     10,125/-     P.A.Augustine        109/06-07
           existing Badminton court in Thrikkakara
           campus-Excess amount to be paid to the
           contractor resulting from a mistake in
           calculation in CB. No.98/06-07
      S. No. Name of Work                                  Gross Amount    Name of Contractor   C.B. No.        Remarks

      41   Rectification of the car porch floor in           36,759/-      Joji Jacob           110/06-07
           Physics Dept. in Thrikkakara campus
      42   Various works in Dept. of Statistics in           2,77,415/-    Cherian Varghese     114/06-07
           Thrikkakara campus
      43   Reconstruction of damaged compund                 29,335/-      Joji Jacob           115/06-07
           wall at the rear side of Guest House




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           in Thrikkakara campus
      44   Various petty works in the Dept. of               2,01,099      P.A.Augustine        118/06-07
           Legal Studies

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      S. No. Name of Work                                  Gross Amount    Name of Contractor   C.B. No.         Remarks
      1    Providing collapsible gate in SOE                 18,964/-      Department           CB No.1/06-07
           building Research lab (lower floor) in                          work
           Thrikkakara campus
      2    Construction of men’s hostel for B Tech         1,13,44,838/-   KSCC                 CB No.2/06-07     Not
           students (CES) at Thrikkakara                                                                          completed
      3    Providing barbed wire fencing to the              59,333/-      S.S.Suresh           CB No.3/06-07
           existing compund wall at CES campus
      4    Providing partition in the lobby                  35,420/-      M/s. Dinu            CB No.4/06-07
           (II & III floor) in the Lab block of SOE                        Electricals
      5    Architectural fee towards construction            68,985/-      M/s. KITCO Ltd.      CB No.5/06-07
           of Software Engineering block for CES
      S. No. Name of Work                                  Gross Amount   Name of Contractor   C.B. No.        Remarks

      6    Rehabilitation works in the GF of                 2,68,750/-   M/s. Castle Sales    CB No.6/06-07
           Lecture Hall block II for CES                                  & Service Ltd.
      7    Providing 70 w sodium vapour lamb                  89,116/-    M/s. Electroskill    CB No.10/06-07
           fitting at main block CUGSE TKA
      8    Construction of Software Engineering             31,19,577/-   Vijaya               CB No.14,16,17/ Not




                                                                                                                           C U S A T A n n u a l R e p o r t 2 0 06- 2 0 07
           block for SOE                                                  Constructions        06-07           completed


                                                       Minor Works - Pulinkunnu

      S. No. Name of Work                                  Gross Amount   Name of Contractor   C.B. No.         Remarks
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      1    Release of tender excess towards                  3,50,428/-   N.Purushothaman      1/06-07
           construction of class room building for                        Kurup
           MCA block under MLA Scheme at
           CUCEK campus
      2    Raising the ground level of the                   1,04,664/-   T.G.Manoj Kumar      2/06-07
           premises of MCA class room
      3    Renovation of Canteen building at                 1,37,905/-   T.G.Manoj Kumar      3/06-07
           CUCEK Campus
      4    Providing Aluminium windows and light             1,75,774/-   C.I.Yacob            6/06-07
           weight partition in the workshop building
           at CUCEK Campus
      5    Construction of a retaining wall and              3,79,812/-   Jaimon Thomas        7/06-07
                                                    Major Works (Plan & Non - Plan)

      S. No. Name of Work                                  Gross Amount   Name of Contractor    C.B. No.   Remarks

      1    Vertical extention to working Womens              7,37,131/-   P.A.Augustine         1/06-07
           hostel at Thrikkakara campus




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      2    Annual Maintenance contract charges for            8,816/-     M/s. Sunitha Diesel   3/06-07
           250 K V DG set installed in sub station No.II                  Sales & Services
           at Thrikkakara campus vide invoice No.SA/21
           dt. 5.4.06 period of contract 1.10.2005 to
           30.09.06
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      3    Vertical Extension to first floor over the        2,15,128/-   S.S.Suresh Kumar      4/06-07
           building for Engineering Dept. in
           Thrikkakara campus
      4          -do-                                        2,31,072/-        -do-             5/06-07
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                          Administrative Personnel

SI. No.   Designation                                No. of Posts
1         University Engineer                        1
2         Technical Officer                          1
3         Asst. Exe. Engineer (Civil)                4
4         Asst. Exe. Engineer (Ele.)                 1
5         Asst. Engineer (civil)                     6
6         Asst Engineer (Ele.)                       2
7         Overseer (Civil)                           9
8         Overseer (Ele.)                            3
                                                     (1 CUCEK)
9         Electrician                                8
10        Line Helper                                9
11        Plumber                                    4
12        Pump Operator                              1
13        Section Officer                            2
14        Assistant                                  5
15        Typist                                     2
16        Peon                                       2
17        Sweeper-cum-cleaner                        1
18        Driver                                     1




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                 CENTRE FOR SCIENCE IN SOCIETY


Introduction

The Centre for Science in Society (C-SiS) has been established in the 8th Plan Period (1991)
with the main objective of popularisation of Science among the public particularly among
children. The University Grants Commission and Kochi Refineries Ltd., offered financial help
for the Centre.

Programmes of C-SiS

All the Programmes of the Centre namely, the One Day Attachment Programme (ODAP),
Child Scientist’s Forum (CSF), Science Talent Development Programme (STDP) etc., have
been continued this year also.

For the One Day Attachment Programme about 8700 children from different schools from all
parts of Kerala visited the Centre and utilized the facilities for a better learning of science.

The Child Scientist’s Forum was conducted in 2 batches this year also. 92 students partici-
pated in this programme.

In the Science Talent Development Programme during the midsummer holidays, this year,
there were 140 students in two batches namely Junior (middle school) and Senior (high
school).

The Centre celebrated the National Science Day on 28th February 2006. A large number of
visitors participated in the programme.

Staff Position

Staff of the Centre includes Honorary Director, one Selection Grade Assistant, one Office
Superintendent, one Peon and one sweeper cum cleaner. Instructors for the various
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               NATIONAL TECHNICAL MANPOWER
                INFORMATION SYSTEM (NTMIS)
                       NODEL CENTRE

1. Faculty Members
Sl.No Name                           Designation        Qualification       Specialisation
1    Sri Joseph Alexander            Project Officer M.Sc(Engg) Mechanical Production
2. Research Staff                    : 5
Sl.No     Designation                No. of Posts
1         Research Associate         1
2         Investigators              4

3. Administrative Personnel
Sl.No     Designation                No. of Posts
1         Personal Assistant         1

4. Technical Personnel

Sl.No     Designation                                   No. of Posts

1 Computer Operator Cum Programmer                      1

5. Publications
a.        Papers
Sl.No                                Name of Paper

1         “Civil Engg Educational and Professor - Problems and Prospects” was presented
          by Sri. Joseph Alexander in the National Conference on Recent Advance in Civil
          Engg.- Dec. 3-4, 2006 jointly organized by Civil Engg. Division, CUSAT and
          Builders Association of India at Kochi.

b.        Books

Sl.No     Name of Book

1         Annual Technical Manpower Review 2006 (Engineering)
2         Annual Technical Manpower Review 2006 (MBA,Pharmacy,Hotel Management
          & Catering Technology)


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6. Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty

Name of Participant        Name of Seminar /
                           Conference/Workshop                              Role

Joseph Alexander           Project Officers Meeting at AICTE                Member
                                       th     th
                           Delhi on 27 and 28 Nov. 2006

7. Research Programmes and Activities

Sl.No    Problem/Topic                                   Investigator(s)

1        Technical Manpower Planning                     Joseph Alexander

8. Other details

1.   The Website http://nodalcentre.cusat.ac.in provides a lot of information about
     Technical Education in the state.

2.   Some of the Newspaper reports based on National Technical Manpower Information
     System work is given in annexure 3

3.   Sri Joseph Alexander has been elected to the senate of Cochin University of Science
     and Technology w.e.f. 14.02.2007 for a period of 4 years.

                                             Annexure 1

                                 Nodal centre for Kerala

              National Technical Manpower information system (NTMIS)

A. Introduction
NTMIS has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt.of India in
1984 to provide uptodate and meaningful manpower information on a continuing basis to
enable the concerned authorities to anticipate areas of growth in the field of Science and
Technology and consequently plan for technical manpower development on a scientific ba-
sis
The NTMIS comprises of a Lead centre in the Institute of Applied Manpower Research,
New Delhi and 20 nodal centres located at different parts of the country . The Kerala
Centre is functioning in CUSAT from 1984 and is attached to School of Engineering. This
scheme is funded by the All India Council for Technical Education(A.I.C.T.E) The A.I.C.T.E is
strengthening NTMIS with adequate infrastructure making it an uptodate and dynamic
national data base. The NTMIS is becoming a unique, reliable and comprehensive informa-
tion system.

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B. Objectives

1.   Estimation of short term and long term requirements of different categories
     of engineering and technical manpower in different fields with branches
     of specialisation.
2.   Estimation of supply of different categories of engineering and technical manpower
     on t he basis of existing intake and out-turn figures.
3.   Assessment of anticipated gaps in demand and supply position in the present
     and in the future years.
4.   Collection and analysis of data to match the job requirements with facilities
     for education and training.
5.   Provide forecasts about adequacy or shortage of manpower requirements in
     the future years
6.   Undertake studies for assessment of future needs and for giving indications
     about the specialised areas requiring urgent attention for expansion of facilities
     for education and training

C. Data Collection

The data collection work mainly consist of the following

1.   Graduate follow up survey – The details of candidates of diploma level and degree
     level institutions are collected in a prescribed format.
2.   Institutional survey – This consists of the collection of details of facilities from
     diploma level and degree level institutions in a prescribed format.
3.   Establishment survey–This consists of data collection from different establishments
     regarding the details of engineering and technical manpower employed. This work
     is done by the Board of Apprenticeship Training (BOAT), Chennai.
     The details of institutions and the number of students covered in the survey is given
     in appendix 1. Annual report is prepared based on the above three surveys in the
     Nodal centre.This report gives comprehensive information and projections at the State
     Level.

D. Work Done

The Graduate follow up survey for years 1983 to 2002 have been completed and the work for
the year 2003 is in progress. Institute survey has been completed till the year 2004-05 and
the survey for the year 2005-06 is in the final stages.

E. Facilities

The office is equipped with a fax, a photocopier, a franking machine, four computers and four
printers.

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F.   Advisory Committee

For ensuring co-ordination and for developing the state modules an Advisory
Committee for each state has been formed with the following composition

     The Head of the Institution ( V.C ) – Chairman
1. The Director of Technical Education of the State
2. The Director of Industries and Commerce of the State
3. The Regional Officer of Ministry of Education
4. The Director of Regional Apprenticeship Board
5. Head of the State Manpower Unit/Dept.
6. A representative from the Lead Centre.
7. A representative from AICTE New Delhi
8. Head of Nodal Centre
The Advisory Committee provides guidance and support to the Nodal Centre and will ensure
that the work in each state becomes comprehensive enough to constitute a complete
information system at the state level.

G. Organizational Set up
The organizational set up is as follows:
1. Sri Joseph Alexander - Project Officer and Head
2. Dr. Sabu Thomas         - Research Associate
3. Smt. Preetha Thomas - Computer Operator Cum Programmer

A Personal Assistant and four investigators are also working for this project on temporary
basis for the scheme.

H. Funding

An amount of Rs 1.45 Crore have been received from the M.H.R.D. and A.I.C.T.E. till
31.03.2006 The annual budget proposed for 2006-07 is Rs 18,85,000.

                                           Appendix 1

                                      Nodal Centre for Kerala

Details of Institutions and Number of Students covered in the survey during 2006-07

Sl.No    Category               No.of Institution in             No of Students (2003 survey)
                                       2006
                                                                  Degree           4855
1    Engineering College                 87                       P.G.             618
                                                                  Total            5473

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2    Polytechnics                      55                       Diploma    6389
3    MBA                               40                       P.G.       234
                                                                Diploma    839
4    Pharmacy                          24                       Degree     63
                                                                P.G.       7
                                                                Total      909
5    HMCT                              2                        Diploma    60
                                       Annexure - 2

                     Details of Major Equipments in the Nodal Centre

     Sl.No                Items & Specifications
         Computers
     1   HCL Server Intel P-III 866 MHz
     2   HCL Node Intel P-III 850 Mhz
     3   PCL Server 486 66 MHz (Not working)
     4   PCL Node 486 50 MHz (Upgraded intel Celeron 730 MHz )
         Printers

     1   HP Laser Jet 1000 Series
     2   Dot matrix Printer Epson LQ 1050 24 Pin
     3   Epson Lx-300 Printer
     4   HP Deskjet 39400 Printer

         UPS

     1   UPS 1.0 KV(Not working)
     2   UPS 1.5 KV

         Others

     1   Photo Copier- Modi Xerox
     2   Fax Machine F2100-(Not Working)
     3   Fax Machine - FC 335
     4   Franking Machine
     5   Air Conditioner - window type

                                        Annexure 3

                    Some Newspaper Report Based on NTMIS Work

1.   “A buoyant labour market - The demand for engineers is on the rise” “The Hindu”
                             th
     Newspaper published on 9 May 2006.

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                                                                                     th
2   “Engineering a sucess story” in page 1 “The Hindu Education Plus” Published on 9
    May 2006’
3   “Engineering : Thozhi Vipaniyil Dipomakkare Nirassa, National Technical Manpower
    System Nadathiya Padanthil Birudhadarikalkke Avasarameriyadayi Kandathal” in
                                           nd
    page 3 “Metro Manorama” published on 2 June 2006.
4   “MBA, Hotel Management Coursukalkke Seettukal Vardhippikkanam - Report” in
                                          th
    page 3 “Metro Manorama” published on 4 June 2006.
5   “Engineering Colleges facing dearth of qulified teachers” in page 2 “The New Indian
                              th
    Express” published on 28 July 2006
6   “Engineering 2002 Batch, Thozhil Labhichadhe 64.6 Shadhamanathine”thin page 1
    “The Kilivathil” - Supplement of Deshabhimani Newspaper publihed on 15 February
    2007
7   “Priyam I T Thanne” in page 1 “The Kilivathil” - Supplement of Deshabhimani
                                 th
    Newspaper published on 15 February 2007



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            UNIVERSITY EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
                   AND GUIDANCE BUREAU
Joint Venture of Cochin University of Science and Technology & National Employment De-
partment, Kerala State. From January 10, 1973.
1.       Programmes of Study/Research
         Vocational Guidance, Collection of Occupational Information.
2.       Faculty Members
Sl. No.     Name                 Designation                      Qualification     Specilisation
1           Dr. M.Bhasi          Chief of theBureau &             M Tech, MBA       Operations
                                 Reader, SMS, CUSAT               PhD               Research

3.       Visiting Faculty
Sl. No.            Name                 Designation             Qualification       Specilisation
1         Dr. P.R.Venkitaraman           Professor             MSc Zoology           Genetics
2            Edwin Thomson               Lecturer                 M Sc               Calculus
                                                               Mathematics
3            Anandakrishnan          Professor (Retd)          MSc Physics          Mechanics
4           Dr. Ravi Divakaran          Professor                 M Sc              Theoretical
                                                                Chemstry            Chemistry
5               Sri Alexander                                    B Tech              English
6               Antony Joseph        Professor (Retd)          M Sc Botony

4.       Administrative Personnel
            Sl. No.                     Designation                  No. of Posts
            1                               Chief                              1
            2                          Deputy Chief                            1


5.       Research Facilities

         a. Library
     No of books and Journals as on 31st               Additions during the current year
     March of the Previous Year
            772                                                            81


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6.       Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc by Faculty/Students
Name of Participant                 Name of Seminar/                         Role
                                    Conference/Workshop
C.K.Ramachandran,                   Workshop for career                      Participant
Deputy Chief                        Guidance Officers

7.       Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher Courses conducted by the
         Department
Sl.No.            Title              Duration            Coordinator         Funding Agency
1              Emerging              1 Day            U E I & G B and        UEI&GB
              Employment                               Association of
              Opportunities                           British Scholars
2          Career Guidance           1 Day              UEI&GB               UEI&GB
         Workshop for HSEs/+2
             Passed outs
3           Career Guidance          1 Day              UEI&GB               UEI&GB
             Workshop for
             Matriculates
4             UGC/CSIR               15 Day             UEI&GB               UEI&GB
            Paper I Coaching
5              UGC/CSIR              15 Day             UEI&GB               UEI&GB
              Paper II (Life
           Science) Coaching
6              UGC NET               15 Day             UEI&GB               UEI&GB
            Paper I Coaching
7          UGC/CSIR Paper II         15 Day             UEI&GB               UEI&GB
           (Physics) Coaching
8          Bank P O Coaching         15 Day             UEI&GB               UEI&GB
9          UGC/CSIR Paper I          15 Day             UEI&GB               UEI&GB
10             UGC NET               15 Day             UEI&GB               UEI&GB
            Paper I Coaching
11         UGC/CSIR Paper II         15 Day             UEI&GB               UEI&GB
           (Physics) Coaching



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                           UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Cochin University Library was established in 1975 as a Central agency for meeting the
information requirements of the academic community of the Cochin University of
Science and Technology. University Library has built up a balanced and rich collection on all
branches of Sciences and Technology. At the same time books of general interest
having high intellectual standard in various subject fields are not neglected. At present the
collection includes several valuable reference books, doctoral theses and back volumes of
periodicals, patents, CD-ROM’s, Online Journals etc.
1. Administrative Personnel
Sl. No.                     Designation                        No. of Posts
  1.                 Section Officer                                1
  2.                 Assistant                                      2
  3.                 Typist                                         2
  4.                 Peon                                           5
  5.                 Sweeper/Cleaner                                2
  6.                 Photocopier/duplicating operator               1
2. Technical Personnel
Sl. No.                                   Designation                   No. of Posts
1.                                        Information Scientist         1
3. Student Enrollment
Sl. No.     Programme of Study                    Men                   Women          Total
1.          Membership                                                                 1717
4.   Research Facilities
     a) Laboratories (List out Major equipments available)
     b) Library
          No. of books and Journals as on           Additions during the current year
           31st March of the Previous Year
                   Books - 69219                                     2723
                    Journals -120                                    120
5. Distinguished Visitors
Sl. No. Name                              Affiliation             Remarks
1.       Prof. Ian H.Witten        Professor of Computer
                                   Science, University of
                                   Waikato, New Zealand.
6. Participation in Seminar/Conference/Refresher Courses etc. by Faculty/Students.
     Name of Participant    Name of Seminar /                       Role
                            Conference / Workshop
1) Smt. Santhadevi          1. e-Resource management, IIM        Participant
   Antharjanam              Ahmedabad
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                                 2. (d) CALIBER - 2007, Feb 8-10,
                                 Pubjab University, Chandigarh.
2) Dr. Humayoon Kabir S.         1. Second National Workshop on           Participant
                                 scientific journal publishing in
                                 India, 14-15 Dec, 2006. Indian
                                 Institute of Science, Bangalore.
                                 2. (d) 6-day International workshop
                                 on Greenstone Digital Library
                                 Software. From 27th Nov. to 2nd
                                 Dec., 2006, IIM, Calicut.
                                 3. (d) Seminar on Industrial Property
                                 on 25th January, 2007, CUSAT.
                                 4. (d) Refresher course on e-content
                                 development CUSAT 5-26 March, 2007.
                                 5. (a) LIS conference 28-29 March        Presented
                                 2007, University of Calicut.                Paper
3) Smt. Sobhanadevi              1. (d) Training programme in record      Participant
                                 management, 22-24 Jan 2007,
                                 Adhyapaka Bhavan, Ernakulam
4) Ms. Susan Mathew              1. INDEST – AICTE workshop on            Participant
                                 Dspace, IIM, Calicut
                                 2. CALIBER – 2007, Feb 8-10,
                                 Punjab University, Chandigarh
5) Sri. Shibu Ray. S             1. (d) Workshop on library               Participant
                                 automation & networking (DELNET),
                                  22-24 Feb 2007, New Delhi.
6) Smt. Sheeja N.K               1. INDEST – AICTE workshop               Participant
                                 on Dspace, IIM, Calicut
                                 2. (d) CALIBER – 2007, Feb 8-10,
                                 Punjab University, Chandigarh
7) Sri. P.K Padmakumar           1. (d) Workshop on library automation    Participant
                                 & networking (DELNET), 22-24 Feb
                                 2007, New Delhi
    (d)
        means deputed by the University to attend training / workshop / conference
    (a)
        University granted special casual leave
7. Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher Courses conducted by the Department.
Sl.      Title               Duration            Coordinator    Funding
No.                                                              Agency
1.  One day training   10th November 2006         University
    programme on                                  Librarian
    EBSCO databases


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                 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND
                     ACADEMIC ADMISSIONS
The CAT 2006 programmes were notified in February 2006 and 2.33 crores of rupees were
collected through the sale of CAT application forms. The CAT 2006 was held at 27 centres
with 175 venues in all. The venues comprised of all districts in Kerala, 12 centres outside
Kerala and a centre in Dubai. It was held on 13th and 14th May 2006 and result was published
on the same month. The counselling LET, MCA, PG and UG courses started in July 2007.
Admission were done in centralised manner as were done in previous years. Admission to
the MCA programmes offered in ER & DCI, Trivandrum and KVM College, Cherthala was also
done from the CAT rank list.
          Following are the activities of International Relation section during 2006-2007.
          A memorandum of understanding signed with International University of business
agriculture and technology (IUBAT), Bangladesh has been forwarded to the Ministry of Exter-
nal affairs, Government of India for ratification. Also signing of MOU for academic collabora-
tion with the following institutions is under process:-
          1) Michigan Technological University, U.S.A.
          2) Far Eastern University - East Asia College, Manila, Philippines
          3) University of Mauritius, Mauritius
          4) Illinois Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
          5) Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
          6) Ecole Nationale Superieure de I’Electronique et de
               Ses application (ENSEA), France.
          7) Juniata College, U.S.A. The foundation for ecological Research Advocacy &
          Learning, Pondicherry.
          During the admission process conducted for the year 2006 - 2007 one student from
Jordan and another from U.S.A were admitted to the B.Tech programme and one student
from Germany was admitted to the M.Sc. programme of the University under foreign quota.
Also this year four students from countries like Ethiopia, Guyana and Yemen were admitted
to the various post-graduate programmes in the university through ICCR under their scholar-
ship schemes.
          The section conducted entrance examinations for external agencies like NALSAR,
Hyderabad, Hyderabad University and made arrangements for the entrance examination for
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai.
          The section also made arrangements for the visit of foreign delegates who came to
the University for having discussions regarding academic collaboration.
          A proposal from the Director, Alliance Francaise (French Cultural Centre), to start a
French tutor programme in the University is being placed before the Syndicate for consider-
ation.


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                                                                                      PART IV


                            ANNUAL ACCOUNTS

Statement Showing the Receipts & Expenditure for 2006 – 07

Sl. No.      Items                                      Plan          Non-Plan        Total

       Opening fund balance as 01.04.2006            99,461,963       94,213,545 193,675,508

I.   RECEIPTS FOR 2006-07
1    Internal Revenue (including fee receipts)           0           142,366,997 142,366,997
     2 Grant from State Govt.                   47,609,000           183,589,000 231,198,000
     3 Grant from UGC                           53,353,628                     0 53,353,628
     4 Grant from other GOI Sources            163,894,860                     0 163,894,860
     5 Grant from other Agencies                 8,265,262                     0   8,265,262
     6 NSS Grant from State Govt.                        0                     0           0
     7 Scholarships/Prizes                               0               119,399     119,399
     8 Net Debt Head Receipts (Excluding PF)
        Debt Head Receipts                               0            38,147,616   38,147,616
        (Less) Debt Head Expenditure                     0            35,015,600   35,015,600
        Net Debt Head Receipts (Excluding PF)            0             3,132,016     3,132,016
       Total Receipts for 2006-07                   273,122,750      329,207,412 602,330,162

II. EXPENDITURE FOR 2006-07
9    Administrative Expenses
     a) Salaries and other allowances                   253.118       71,888,383   72,141,501
     b) Other revenue expenses                        2,123,226       68,442,821   70,566,047

10 Examination Expenses                                         0             0
   a) Salaries and other allowances                             0     22,888,382   22,888,382
   b) Other revenue expenses                                    0      2,570,801    2,570,801

11 Academic Expenses                                          0                0
   a) Salaries and other allowances                   2,103,632       58,642,323   60,745,955
   b) Other revenue expenses                          2,960,812        6,582,121    9,542,933

12 Other Auxiliary Expenses                                  0                0
   a) Salaries and other allowances                     625,635       13,933,534   14,559,169
   b) Other revenue expenses                         57,905,196       31,353,325   89,258,521

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Sl. No.     Items                                     Plan          Non-Plan          Total


13 Capital Expenses                                         0                   0
   a) Vehicles                                              0                   0            0
   b) Computer & other Expenses                    16,461,020                   0   16,461,020
   c) Furniture                                     3,096,866                   0    3,096,866
   d) Books & Journals                              9,530,434                   0    9,530,434
   e) Works                                        69,560,023             472,631   70,032,654

14 State Govt. Kerala Edn. Grid Project             1,659,000                  0     1,659,000
15 UGC-Bulk Grants & Schemes                       11,992,197                  0    11,992,197
16 Other GOI Sources                               51,914,977                  0    51,914,977
17 Scholarships/Fellowships/Prizes                 17,669,441        2,485,907      20,155,348
18 Others (Bulk Grants & Schemes)                  10,329,776                  0    10,329,776
19 MHO Expenditure                                      80,407                 0        80,407
    Total Expenditure for 2006-07                 258,265,760      279,260,228 537,525,988
    Closing fund balance as on 31.03.2007         114,318,953      144,160,729 258,479,682
    PF receipts for 2006-07                                 0      111,553,844 111,553,844
    PF expenditure for 2006-07                              0      106,330,197 106,330,197




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                     ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
    Programme Name                                                     Nature of Programme Intake
                                Eligibility Criteria for Admission
      and Duration
COCHIN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, KUTTANAD

B.Tech Civil Engg.        Pass in the Plus Two Examination of          Full-time            40
(8 Semesters)             the State of Kerala with Mathemat-           (Self-financing)
                          ics, Physics and Chemistry as op-
B.Tech. Computer          tional subjects or any other exami-          Full-time            60
Sci. & Engg.              nation accepted as equivalent thereto        (Self-financing)
(8 Semesters)             securing a minimum of 50% marks
                          in Mathematics and 50% marks in              Full-time            60
B. Tech. Electrical &     Mathematics, Physics and Chemis-             (Self-financing)
Electronics Engg.         try put together.
(8 Semesters)
                                                                       Full-time            60
B.Tech. Electronics &                                                  (Self-financing)
Comm. Engg.
(8 Semesters)                                                          Full-time            60
                                                                       (Self-financing)
B. Tech. Information
Technology
(8 Semesters)
                                                                       Full-time            60
B.Tech. Mechanical                                                     (Self-financing)
Engg. (8 Semesters)


M.C.A.                    Any graduate with Mathematics as             Full-time            30
(6 Semesters)             one of the main or subsidiary                (Cost-sharing)
                          subjects or graduate in Electronics /
                          Computer Science / Computer Appli-
                          cations / Engineering / Technology
                          with aggregate 55% marks in all
                          subjects other than languages and hu-
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    Programme Name                                                        Nature of Programme Intake
                                 Eligibility Criteria for Admission
      and Duration
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, THRIKKAKARA

5 year Integrated                                                           Full-time           40
M.Sc., Software Engg.                                                       (Self-financing)
(10 Semesters)
(No addmission in the
current year)

B. Tech. Civil Engg.       Pass in Plus Two examination of the              Full-time           90
(8 Semesters)              State of Kerala with Mathematics,                (Self-financing)
B. Tech. Computer          Physics and Chemistry as optional
                                                                            Full-time
Sci. & Engg. (8            subjects or any other examination                                    90
                                                                            (Self-financing)
Semesters)                 accepted as equivalent thereto
                           securing a minimum of 50% marks
B. Tech Electrical &       in mathematics and 50% marks in                  Full-time           60
Electronics Engg.*         Mathematics, Physics and Chemis-                 (Self-financing)
(8 Semesters)              try put together.

B. Tech. Electronics &                                                      Full-time           90
Commn. Engg. (8                                                             (Self-financing)
Semesters)
                                                                            Full-time           90
B. Tech. Information
                                                                            (Self-financing)
Tech. (8 Semesters)
B. Tech Mechanical                                                          Full-time           90
Eng. (8 Semesters)                                                          (Self-financing)
B. Tech. Safety & Fire                                                      Full-time           30
Engg. (8 Semesters)                                                         (Self-financing)
B. Tech. Marine Engg.      Pass in the Plus Two Examination of              Full-time           30
(Residential               the State of Kerala with Mathemat-               (Self-financing)
Programme)                 ics, Physics and Chemistry as op-
(8 Semesters)**            tional subjects or any other Exami-
                           nation accepted as equivalent thereto secur-
                           ing a minimum of 50% marks in
                           Mathematics and 50% marks in
                           Mathematics, Physics and Chemis-
                           try


* Subject to approval by AICTE
** One semester will be afloat training with a fee of Rs. 50,000/-
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M. Tech. Civil Engg. (5     B.Tech / B.Sc. (Engg.) or equivalent         Part-time        15
Semesters) (No              degree in the respective branch              (Cost sharing)
admission in the            (candidates who have taken GRADE/
                            IETE/AMIE Chem. Engg. Or AMII with
current year)
                            a pass in section A & B are also
                            eligible for admission).                     Part-time        15
M. Tech Chem. Engg.
                                                                         (Cost-sharing)
(5 Semesters)               (a) Should have a basic degree in
(No admission in the        Science or Diploma in Engg. Such
current year)               candidates shall be required to
                            undergo a make-up course in
M. Tech Mechanical          laboratory work before being admit-          Part-time        15
Engg. (5 Semesters)         ted to the M.Tech Degree. This shall         (Cost-sharing)
                            consist of two practical courses &
                            only those candidates who secure not
                            less than 50% marks in the exami-
                            nation conducted by the department
                            for each of the two practical courses
                            shall be eligible for the M.Tech.
                            Programmes.
                            (b) Should have two years experience
                            after obtaining the basic degree.
                            GRADE/IETE/AMII/AMIE Chem.
                            Engg. should have seven years
                            experience.
                            (c) Open seats will be allotted on the
                            basis of GATE Score and marks
                            obtained in the qualifying examination.

P.G. Diploma in Coir        A pass in B.Sc., Degree with Phys-           Full-time        20
Technology                  ics or Chemistry as main with a mini-        (Cost-sharing)
(2 Semesters)               mum of 50% marks. The eligibility for
(No admission in the        SEBC candidates is 45% and pass
                            for SC / ST.
current year)
M.E. by Research            Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate             Part-time        Vari-
(5 Semesters)               branch of engineering from a recog-          (Cost-sharing)   able
(Admission only for         nized university with 60% marks in the
                            qualifying examination. Candidates
Civil, Chemical,            belonging to SC/ST communities
Mechanical and              shall be eligible for concession upto
Electronics Engg.)          5% in the minimum marks. Candi-
                            dates shall have passed the Departmental                       ,,
M.E. by Research                                                         Full-time
                            Admission Test conducted by the
(4 Semesters)               School with 50% marks. Admission             (Cost-sharing)
                            shall be based on the marks in the
                            qualifying examination, Departmental
                            Admission Test, interview and expe-
                            rience. Application for admission shall
Ph.D                        be submitted along with the consent
                            of the Supervising Guide.

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Note: The minimum eligibility for socially and educationally backward community
candidates for admission to Programmes noted at Serial Numbers 1-8 and 11-15 is 45%
for Mathematics and 45% for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together in the
qualifying examination. 50% of the total seats for B.Tech. (after excluding the 10%
reservation of N.R.I.) are free seats. Candidates under SEBC category, whose family
income is more than Rs. 2,50,000/- are not eligible for free seats under the respective
community quota. Seats reserved under Sports quota will come under payment seats of
B.Tech Programmes. 50% concession in fees will be granted to Physically Handicapped
candidates admitted against the seats reserved for Physically Handicapped to the pay-
ment seats of B.Tech. Programmes, however they are not exempted from payment of
refundable deposit of Rs. 1,00,000/-. Fees for the entire programme will be charged from
students leaving the B.Tech. Programmes midway.
     Programme Name                                                                Nature of Programme Intake
                                        Eligibility Criteria for Admission
       and Duration
SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

M.Sc. Environmental               Graduate in Chemistry with Physics               Regular-Day          6
Tech.                             and Mathematics as subsidiaries or
Stream 1. Env. Engg.              graduate in Engg. (Civil / Public Health
(4 Semesters)                     / Environmental or Chemical) with 55%
                                  marks.
Stream 2. Env. Biotech,           Graduates in Life Sciences/ Envi-                Regular-Day          6
(4 Semesters)                     ronmental Sciences/Zoology/ Botany/
Ph.D.                             Microbiology with 55% marks.
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE AND HERITAGE

Certificate Programmes in         Pass in Plus Two or equivalent.                  Part-time            25
French/German/Japanese/           Previous knowledge of the language is not
Russian (1 year)                  essential.
                                  Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or any
Diploma in Communicative          other examination recognized as equivalent       Part-time            25
English (1 year)                  thereto with English as one of the subjects of
                                  study                  from                  a
Diploma Programmes in             University.                                      Part-time            10
French/German/Japanese /          Pass in Plus Two or equivalent and
Russian (1 year)                  Certificate level knowledge in the
Diploma in Functional Ara-        language concerned.
                                                                                   Part-time            20
bic (1 year)                      Pass in Plus Two or equivalent.
                                  Previous knowledge in the language is not
Integrated Diploma in French/     essential.                                       Part-time            20
German/Japanese/ Russian (1       Pass in Plus Two or equivalent.
year)                             Previous knowledge in the language con-
                                  cerned is not essential.
M.A.Translation–German /                                                           Full-time            5
                                  Bachelor’s Degree of any University
Russian (4 Semesters)             recognized by CUSAT & Diploma level knowl-
Ph. D.                            edge in the language concerned.


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    Programme Name                                                       Nature of Programme Intake
                                  Eligibility Criteria for Admission
      and Duration
DEPARTMENT OF HINDI

M.A. Hindi Language         B.A. / B.Sc. Degree Hindi as a               Regular-Day          28
and Literature              subject of study with atleast 45%
(4 Semesters)               marks in Hindi.

M.Phil. Hindi               Master’s Degree in Hindi with atleast        Regular-Day          10
(2 Semesters)               50% marks.

P.G.     Diploma     in     Bachelor’s Degree with Hindi as one          Part-time            28
Translation, Functional     of the Subjects.
Hindi
(1 year)

Ph.D.

SCHOOL OF LEGAL STUDIES

L.L.B.                      Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline          Regular-Day          60
(6 Semesters)               with 40% marks of the total marks of         (Cost-sharing)
                            the qualifying degree.

L.L.M.                      Bachelor’s Degree in Law with atleast        Regular-Day          36
(4 Semesters)               45% marks.

Ph.D.


SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCES

P.G.Diploma in Coastal      Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/            Regular-Day         16
Zone Management             Masters degree in science from
(4 Semesters)               CUSAT or any other university by the
                            CUSAT with atleast 55% marks.




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    Programme Name                                                    Nature of Programme Intake
                               Eligibility Criteria for Admission
      and Duration
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL FISHERIES

M.Sc., Industrial        Bachelor’s Degree with Zoology,              Regular-Day          16
Fisheries                Botany, Chemistry or Fisheries main,
(4 Semesters)            with Zoology & Botany as subsidiar-
                         ies with atleast 55% marks in the
                         optional subjects. Bachelor’s Degree
                         in Fisheries includes Bachelor’s
                         Degree in Industrial Fisheries in
                         Aquaculture and in Fishery Science.
Ph.D.
DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

M.Sc. Meterology         B.Sc. Degree with Physics/Math-              Regular-Day          12
(4 Semesters)            ematics as the main subject with
                         55% marks. Those with Mathemat-
                         ics as the main subject should have
                         studied Physics as one of the
                         subsidiaries and vice-versa.
M.Tech. Atmospheric      i) M.Sc. Degree or its equivalent in         Regular-Day          10
Science                  Meteorology, Ocean-ography, Math-
                         ematics/ Physics/Space Physics
(4 Semesters)
                         with a first class (60%) marks from
                         any recognized University or Institu-
                         tion.
                         ii) A valid GATE score or pass in the
                         joint UGC - CSIR test (NET) for JRF
Ph.D.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
M.Sc. Hydrochemistry     B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry with Math-         Regular-Day          12
(4 Semesters)            ematics and Physics as subsidiar-
                         ies or B.Sc. Degree of any University
M.Phil. Chemical         in Kerala with Polymer Chemistry /
Oceanography             Industrial Chemistry /Petrochemicals
(2 Semesters)            /Environment and Water Manage-
                         ment as the main subject and Mathemat-
                         ics and Physics / Computer Science as
Ph.D.                    Subsidiaries, with a minimum of 55%
                         marks in the respective main subject.
                         Masters Degree in Chemistry with             Regular-Day          6
                         50% marks.

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    Programme Name                                                         Nature of Programme Intake
                                Eligibility Criteria for Admission
      and Duration
DEPARTMENT OF MARINE BIOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY
                         B.Sc. Degree with any branch of Life Sciences Regular-Day              19
M.Sc., Marine Biology    such as Aqua culture, Biochemistry, Biotech-
(4 Semesters)            nology, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology etc. as
                         a main subject or B.Sc. degree in Fishery Sci-
                         ence with atleast 55% marks in the optional
                         subjects.
M.Phil. Life Science     Master’s Degree in Marine Biology /
(2 Semesters)            Zoology / any branch of Life Science such as Regular-Day               6
                         Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, Biochemistry,
                         Biotechnology, Botany, Fishery Science with
                         60% marks.
Ph.D.
DEPARTMENT OF MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

M.Sc. Marine Geology      Bachelor’s Degree in Geology with atleast 55%    Regular-Day          10
(4 Semesters)             aggregate marks in optionals.
                          (i) B.Sc. Degree with atleast 55% aggregate
                          marks with (a) Geology main with Mathemat-
M.Sc.                     ics and Physics or Chemistry as subsidiaries;
Marine Geophysics         (b) Physics main with Mathematics and Geol-      Regular-Day          10
(2 years)                 ogy or Chemistry or Electronics as subsidiar-
                          ies; (c) Mathematics main with Physics and
                          Geology or Chemistry as subsidiaries.
                          (ii) Should not have completed 22 years of
                          age on 1st October of the year of admission
                          except in the case of SC / ST candidates.
Ph.D.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
M.Sc. Oceanography        B.Sc. Degree with Physics/Mathematics main       Regular-Day          12
(4 Semesters)             with 55% marks. Those with Mathematics as
                          the main subject should have studied Phys-
                          ics as one of the subsidiaries and vice-versa.
                          (i) M.Sc. Degree in Oceanography / Physics/
                          Marine Geology/Meteorology/Marine Geo-
M.Tech. Ocean             physics/Engiron-mental Sciences or M.Sc          Regular-Day          8
Technology                (Tech.) Degree in Marine Geophysics or
                          B.Tech or equivalent degree/AMIE in Civil
(4 Semesters)
                          Engineering/Environmental Sciences with
                          60% marks from any recognized University or
                          Institution.
                          (ii) A valid GATE score with any of the sub-
                          jects mentioned above as the second paper.
Ph.D.


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    Programme Name                                                      Nature of Programme Intake
                                 Eligibility Criteria for Admission
      and Duration
DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED CHEMISTRY

M.Sc.Applied Chemis-        B.Sc. Degree with Chemistry /                   Regular-Day      12
try                         Polymer Chemistry / Environmental
                            Chemistry / Industrial Chemistry /
(4 Semesters)
                            Petrochemicals (main) with
                            Mathematics as one of the
                            subsidiary subjects with atleast 55%
                            marks in the main subject.

                            M.Sc. Degree in Chemistry with                  Regular-Day      9
                            atleast 50% marks.
M.Phil. Chemistry
(2 Semesters)               M.Sc. Degree in (Chemistry / Applied
                            Chemistry) or any other degree rec-             Regular-Day      10
M.Tech Industrial           ognized as equivalent with at least
Catalysis                   first class (60%) mark from any
(4 Semesters)               recognised University or Institution
                            with a valid GATE score.
Ph.D.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

M.Sc. Biotechnology         Bachelor’s Degree in any branch of              Regular-Day      10
(4 Semesters)               Life Sciences including Agricultural
                            and Medical Sciences / Chemical Sci-
                            ences / Chemical Engineering with
                            minimum of 55% marks in
Ph.D.                       aggregate.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

M.Sc., Mathematics         B.Sc. Degree with Mathematics main               Regular-Day      20
(4 Semesters)              with atleast 55% marks for
                           optional subjects taken together.

M.Sc. (Operations Res.     B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics or                    Regular-Day     15
& Computer Applns.)        Physics or Statistics with Mathemat-
(4 Semesters)              ics as subsidiary with not less than
                           55% marks in the main or subsidiary
                           subjects or B.Sc. Engineering with
                           atleast 55% marks.
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    Programme Name                                                    Nature of Programme Intake
                               Eligibility Criteria for Admission
      and Duration
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

M.Sc. Physics            B.Sc. Degree with Physics main and           Regular-Day          25
(4 Semesters)            Mathematics subsidiary with atleast
                         55% marks in Physics.

M.Phil. Physics                                                       Regular-Day
                         M.Sc. Degree in Physics with atleast                              8
(2 Semesters)
                         50% marks.


Ph.D.


DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

M.Sc. Statistics         B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics or               Regular-Day          15
(4 Semesters)            Statistics main with atleast 55%
                         marks for optional subjects taken to-
                         gether.
                                                                      Regular-Day          8
                         B.Tech. or equivalent degree or AMIE
M.Tech. Engineering
Statistics               in discipline with a first class (60%)
(4 Semesters)            from any recognised University or In-
(No admission in the     stitution with valid GATE score.
current year)

Ph.D.

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ECONOMICS
M.Phil. Applied          Master’s Degree in Economics with            Regular-Day          10
Economics                atleast 50% aggregate marks.
(2 Semesters)
                         Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in
M.B.E. Master of         any subject including Engineering,           Regular-Day          15
Business Economics)      Technology, Agriculture and
(4 Semesters)
                         Medicine of the Universities in Kerala
                         or any other Universities in India or
                         abroad (accepted by the University as
                         equivalent thereto) with a
                         minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
Ph.D.


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     Programme Name                                                                                   Nature of Programme Intake
                                                 Eligibility Criteria for Admission
       and Duration
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

M.B.A (Full-time)                        Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with                         Regular-Day         50
(4 Semesters)                            50% marks in aggregate.
                                         (i) Bachelor’s Degree in any subject                          Part-time
                                                                                                                           30
M.B.A. (Part-time)                       with 50% marks in aggregate.                                  (Evening)
(6 Semesters)
                                         (ii) 50% of the seats are reserved for
                                         candidates having 3 years of
                                         supervisory / executive experience af-
                                         ter taking the degree.
                                         (iii) In the absence of such candidates
                                         as mentioned in (ii) vacancies will be
                                         offered to any other candidates
M.I.B.                                   satisfying eligibility as per (i).
(Master of International                 Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline                           Regular-Day         30
Business)                                recognized by the University with 50%
(4 Semesters)                            marks in aggregate.
M.Phil. (Commerce)                       Master’s Degree in Commerce with                                                  6
(2 Semesters)                            atleast 50% marks.                                            Regular-Day
Ph.D.
CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN LAZER AND OPTOELECTRONIC SCIENCES
5 years integrated                       Pass in + 2 examination of the State                          Full Time           20
M.Sc.                                    of Kerala with Mathematics,
in Photonics                             Physics and Chemistry as optional
(10 Semesters)                           subjects or any other examinition
                                         accepted as equalent there to
                                         securing a minimum of 50% marks in
                                         Mathematics and 50% marks in Math-
                                         ematics,        Physics         and
                                         Chemistry put together.*
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS

M.Tech Electronics                      i) B.Tech or equivalent degree/AIME/                           Regular-Day         20
(with specialization in                 AMIETE in Electronics and Commu-
Digital Electronics,                    nication Engineering/Electrical Engi-
Microwave & Radar                       neering/Electronics and Instrumenta-
Electronics                             tion or M.Sc. Degree in Electronics/
                                        Physics (with Electronics as special-
(4 Semesters)
                                        ization) with a First Class (60%) marks
                                        from any recognized University or In-
                                        stitution.
                                        ii) A valid GATE score in Electronics

* The minimum eligibility for SCBC is 45% for Mathematics and 45% Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together

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       Programme Name                                                                  Nature of Programme Intake
                                           Eligibility Criteria for Admission
         and Duration
                                    / Electronic and Communication
                                    Engg.
                                    iii) If sufficient number of candidates
                                    are not available in category (ii) above,
                                    candidates with GATE score in instru-
                                    mentation, Electronics Engg., Elec-
                                    trical Engg. or Physics will be con-
                                    sidered. (Sponsored and Sc/ST can-
                                    didates may have relaxation to this
                                    requirement, but they have to appear
                                    for DAT).
 M.Sc. Electronic Science
 (with specialization in            i) First Class B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons.)                Regular-Day
                                                                                                                  25
 Artificial Intelligence,           Degree with not less than 60%
 Robotic Microwave                  aggregate marks in Electronics, Com-
 Electronics & Computer             puter Science or Physics (with
 Technology)                        Electronics).
 (4 Semesters)                      ii) SC/ST candidates need only have
                                    pass minimum for the qualifying de-
                                    gree. Candidates with higher degrees
 Ph.D.                              are not eligible for admission.
 DEPARTMENT OF INSTRUMENTATION
 B.Tech Instrumentation*            Pass in Plus Two examination of the                 Regular-Day               28
 (8 Semesters)                      State of Kerala with Mathematics,
                                    Physics and Chemistry as optional
                                    subjects or any other examination ac-
                                    cepted as equivalent thereto secur-
                                    ing a minimum of 60% marks in Math-
                                    ematics, Physics and Chemistry put
                                    together with atleast 55% in Math-
 Ph.D.                              ematics separately.
 DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER SCIENCE & RUBBER TECHNOLOGY
                                    Pass in Plus Two examination of the                                           20
 B.Tech Polymer                                                                         Regular-Day
                                    State of Kerala with Mathematics,
 Science & Rubber Tech-
 nology                             Physics and Chemistry as optional
 (8 Semesters)                      subjects or any other examination ac-
                                    cepted as equivalent thereto securing
                                    a minimum of 50% marks in Mathemat-
                                    ics and 50% marks in Mathematics,
                                    Physics and Chemistry put together.
* The minimum eligibility for SEBC is 55% for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together with atlest 50% for
Mathematics and the minimum eligibility for SC/ST is 50% for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together with atleast
45% for Mathematics.
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   Programme Name                                                      Nature of Programme Intake
                                Eligibility Criteria for Admission
     and Duration
                          i) B.Tech equivalent degree/AMIE in
M.Tech. Polymer           Polymer Science and Rubber                   Regular-Day          10
Technology
                          Technology / Chemical Engg./ Tech-
(4 Semesters)
                          nology / M.Sc. Polymer Chermistry /
                          M.Sc. Chemistry with polymer Chem-
                          istry specialization with a first class
                          (60%) marks from recognized Univer-
                          sity or Institution.

                          ii) A valid GATE score.



Ph.D.

DEPARTMENT OF SHIP TECHNOLOGY
B.Tech. Naval Arch. &     Should have passed Plus Two (10+2)           Regular-Day          24
Ship Building             / Pre-Degree examination conducted
(8 Semesters)             in Kerala in First Class or the exami-
                          nation of any other University / Board
                          accepted by the Syndicate of the Uni-
                          versity as equivalent thereto with
                          Mathematics, Physics and Chemis-
                          try as subjects of study. The candi-
                          date shall have secured a minimum
                          of 50% marks in Mathematics as well
                          as for Mathematics, Physics &
                          Chemistry put together.

                          i) B. Tech. or equivalent degree in
M.Tech. Comp. Aided       Naval Architecture and Ship Building
                                                                       Cost-Sharing         15
Structural Analysis &     / Civil Engineering / Mechanical
Design                    Engineering with a first class (60%)
(4 Semesters)             marks from any recognized University
                          or Institution.
                          ii) A valid GATE score.

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     Programme Name                                                                  Nature of Programme Intake
                                        Eligibility Criteria for Admission
       and Duration
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHOTONICS
M.Tech.                           Master’s Degree in Physics or Elec-                 Regular-Day               10
Opto-Electronics and              tronics Science or B.Tech or equiva-
Laser Technology                  lent Degree/AMIE/AMIETE in Elec-
(4 Semesters)                     tronics & Communication Engineer-
                                  ing / Electronics Engineering / Elec-
                                  trical Engineering with a first class
                                  (60%) from any recognized University
                                  or Institution and a valid GATE score
                                  (in the concerned branch of study) or
M.Phil. Photonics                 pass in DAT if suffient number of
                                  GATE score holders are not avaiable.                Regular-Day               6
(2 Semesters)
Ph. D.                            55% marks in M.Sc. Physics / M.Sc.
                                  Electronic Science.
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

M.C.A.                           Any graduate with Mathematics as one of the
                                                                                      Regular-Day               30
                                 main or subsidiary subjects or graduate in
(6 Semesters)                    Electronics / Computer Science / Computer
                                 Applications / Engineering / Technology with         Cost-Sharing              30
Ph.D                             aggregate 55% marks in all subjects other
                                 than languages and humanities.
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

M.Tech. Computer and              i) B.Tech or equivalent degree in any disci-        Regular-Day               14
Information Science               pline/AMIETE / AMIE or M.Sc. Physics with
                                  Electronics as special subject or in M.Sc.
(4 Semesters)                     Mathematics with First Class (60%) marks from
                                  any recognized University or Institution.
                                  ii) A valid GATE score.
M.Tech Software Engg.             i) B.Tech or equivalent degree or AMIE/             Regular-Day               13
(4 Semesters)                     AMIETE in Computer Science / Information
                                  Technology or M.Sc. in Computer Software /
                                  Operational Research and Computer Appli-
                                  cations or M.C.A. with a first class (60%) marks
                                  from any recognized University or Institution.
Ph.D.                             ii) A valid GATE score

Note : *    The University offers provision for lateral entry of Engineering Diploma holders directly into the third
            semester of B.Tech., Engineering programmes offered by the Centre for Engineering Studies.
        *   Degrees obtained through distance education programmes other than IGNOU are not recognized by the
            Regulations of the University currently in force.
        *   The University reserves the rights to withhold notification of any / all academic programmes listed above,
            Applicants are therefore advised to consult the Notification issued by the University and published in
            leading newspapers to confirm the programmes notified for admission in the current academic year.
Based on CAT Hand Book 2006
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                                 EXAM RESULTS
1.    B.Tech VIII Semester Examination, May 2007 (2003 Admissions)
Sl.     Name of          No. of           No. of          I Class           1 Class   Total No. of
No.     College        Candidates       Candidates          with                      Candidates
                       Registered        Appeared        Distinction                    Passed
1.    College of          173               173               8               49          57
    Engg. Munnar
2. College of Engg.       119               119               7               21          28
       Trikaripur
3. College of Engg.       96                 96               4               11          15
    Karunagappally
4. College of Engg.       217               217              46               46          92
       Perumon
5. College of Engg.       154               154               5               32          37
      Kidangoor
6. College of Engg.       86                 86               4               4            8
        Poonjar
7. College of Engg.       192               191              17               64          81
     Chengannur
8. College of Engg.       253               252              22               84          106
         Adoor
9.     School of          627               627              84              137          222
     Engineering
10.     T.K.M.            157               157              12               32          44
        Kollam
11.     Toc-H,            131               131              19               37          56
     Arakunnam
12.      MEC              239               239              80               45          125
     Thrikkakara
13.     CUCEK             301               301              21               48          69
14.       CE              156               156               7               25          32
      Thalassery
15.    CE, CIT,           199               199              10               41          51
       Vadakara
         TOTAL           3100              3098              346             676         1023
      Supplemenary
        Candidates        424               295               -               4            4
      (1999 to 2002)


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      P.G & Other Courses (Final) Semester Examination Details for the year 2006-07
      Name of                                   No. of       No. of      I Class      1 Class   II Class   Total No. of
      Courses                                 Candidates   Candidates      with                            Candidates
                                              Registered    Appeared    Distinction                         Passed
      M.Sc. Meteorology                           12           11            1           5         1            7
      M.Sc Hydrochemistry                        10           10            9            1         0           10
      M.Sc Oceanography                           13           13            3           5         1             9
      M.Sc Industrial Fisheries                  16           16            1            6         8            15




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      M.Sc Marine Geology                          7            7            1           3         2             6
      M.Sc Marine Biology                         18           18           12           6         0            18
      M.Sc Electronics Science                   23           23            15           3         0           18
      M.Sc Computer Science                      39           39            29          10         0           39
      M.Sc Mathematics                            18           17            8           5         1            14
      M.Sc Applied Chemistry                      11           11           5            2         0            7
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      M.Sc Biotechnology                         13           13            7            4         2           13
      M.Sc Physics                                26           26            6          16         2            24
      M.Sc Environmental Tech                     10           10            6           4         0            10
      M.Sc.Statistics                             16           16            3           5         0            8
      M.Sc Software Engineering                   35           35            0          24         0            24
      M.Tech Electronics                          19           19           17           0         0            17
      M.Tech PS & RT                              12           12           10           2         0            12
      M.Tech Software Engineering                19           19            11           8         0           19
      M.Tech Opto Electronics & Laser Tech         9            9            0           0         0            9
      M.Tech Computer & Information Science       15           15           11           4         0            15
      M Tech - CASAD                              14           14            2           8         3            13
      M.A Applied Economics                        3            3           0            0         0            3
      M.A Hindhi                                  32           31           13          17         1            31
      MBE                                         13           13            0           0         0            12
      MCA                                        157          156           56          43         6           105
      Name of                                No. of       No. of      I Class      1 Class   II Class   Total No. of
      Courses                              Candidates   Candidates      with                            Candidates
                                           Registered    Appeared    Distinction                         Passed

      MBA (Full Time)                          49           49            0          35          9           44
      MBA (Part Time)                          25           25            1          11          6           18
      MIB                                      32           32            0          13          4           17
      MBBS                                     45           45            0          22         19           41




                                                                                                                       C U S A T A n n u a l R e p o r t 2 0 06- 2 0 07
      LLB                                      67           67            0           0          0           23
      LLM                                      36           34            1          17         14           32
      M-Tech (PT) Civil Engineering            14           14            9           5          0           14
      M-Tech (PT) Mechanical Engineering       14           14            4          10          0           14
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          LIST OF PH.D DEGREE AWARDEES FROM
                 01.04.2006 TO 31.03.2007

Sl.   Name of the candidate                 Dept. where research            Name & Designation
No.    & Title of the thesis                work was carried out /           of the supervising
                                                Date of award                      teacher

      Faculty of Marine Science
1.    Dr. Vinod Kumar M.N.
      “Study of influence of Safety       School of Engineering             Dr. M.Bhasi
      Engineering and Management          Cochin University of              Reader
      practices in selected industries    Science and Technology            School of Management
      in Kerala”.                         Kochi-22. 08.05.2006              Studies Cochin University
                                                                            of Science and
                                                                            Tehcnology, Kochi-22
2.    Dr. Paulose M.M
      “Hydrodynamic study of              School of Engineering             Dr. V.N.Narayanan
      swirling fluidized bed and          Scochin University of             Nampoothiri
       the role of distributor”           Science and Technoloty            Lecturer
                                          Kochi-22. 24.03.2006              School of Engineering
                                                                            Cochin University of
                                                                            Science and