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Annual Report 2012

Administrator

Foreword

The World we live rotates around the vital element : Knowledge.

Knowledge is paramount to the existence of man, society and nation. Production, Dissemination and permutation and combination of knowledge have become the crucial efforts for human existence. It has become the constructive and destructive factor as well. Several factors, traditionally critical, have been replaced with knowledge. We have become a knowledge society. The aspirations, the perspectives, the obsession, the social values and what else is left untouched by the metamorphosis. No society can go for a long time without caring for the production of knowledge, as it has become the reason for existence, source of growth, development and affluence.

Research, as you know, is the source and spirit of Knowledge.

May it be in Science, Humanities, Languages, regardless of the faculty and discipline, eternal drive for truth and knowledge is the crucial aspect, everywhere.

Universities, the epic centers for such kind of sublime activities, necessary has to promote research at any cost. The current report, hence, focus on the efforts of Calicut University to promote research both qualitatively and quantitatively. The design of a comprehensive research policy, framing the appropriate strategies, and implementing the decisions taken in this regard have become the land marks and milestones.

The questions of access and quality are being addressed by global community with regard to education. The research policy of Calicut University has duly emphasized on this two towering goals and policy tools have been designed and implemented during the year under reporting.

We have earnestly made an attempt to provide a clear retrospect of the achievements during the last year and we hope that this will add to your perspective on the activities of knowledge generation in this institution.

Introduction

The world, has been witnessing the rapid advancement of the Knowledge Societies, driven by the engine, the Knowledge Economy, and propelled by the pervasive forces of technology. The academia, especially in the higher education sector, plays a pivotal role in fueling the growth as a prime source of knowledge creation. Developing the knowledge base, through higher education, research and innovation, may accelerate the growth of all knowledge societies. The University of Calicut has adopted a strategic plan to enhance its research capabilities and potentials, prioritizing the development goals of the nation. It encourages and support research throughout the University at a level that will allow all staff a reasonable opportunity to establish a research career, and to make continued access to research time/infrastructure. This has served to increase the pool of potential researchers and broaden research career opportunities. 2012, witnessed a quiet but steady growth in all the areas of research, when compared to the previous year.

Directorate of Research

The Directorate of Research was constituted in March 2012 for providing an effective direction 1to the research activities of the Calicut University, through its Teaching Departments, Recognized Research Centers as well as Affiliated Colleges. The DoR has to promote, administer, supervise and guide researchers, apart from ensuring proper implementation of research projects and mobilization of research funds to the university. Dr George Varghese, Professor and head of the Department of Physics, has been given the full responsibility of the directorate and he assumed office on 1 April 2013.

Research Council

The Research Council reconstituted in 2012 with the following members and Director of Research as member secretary. The council controls and formulates plans and strategies of all research activities in the University with the approval of the Syndicate

Members of Research Council

  • Dr Abdul Salam, Vice Chancellor (Chairman)
  • Dr.M.V.Joseph, Registrar
  • Dr. George Varghese, Director, DoR
  • Dr. C.D. Ravikumar, DCDC
  • Dr. K.K. Aravindakshan
  • Dr. M. Sabu
  • Dr. C. Naseema
  • Dr. Muhamedali. N
  • Dr. P. Raveendran
  • Dr. A.M. Vinodkumar
  • Dr. K.V. Lazar
  • Dr. K. Manikandan
  • Dr. M.V. Joseph
  • Dr. Balu. T
  • Dr. Sibichan Thomas
  • Dr. T. Mohamedali
  • Dr. N. Radhakrishnan

Quality Assurance Committee (QAC), a sub-committee of Research Council, exclusively to look after the issues of Quality in Research Output, has also started functioning.

Research Strategy

This year the University has adopted a clear but sustainable research strategy envisaging remarkable growth in the coming five year period. The five-pronged strategic goals are listed below.

A. Foster and grow an active research culture

  • Recognize and support the university’s areas of research strength
  • Identify the University’s strongest research areas
  • Give our successful research areas and centers by “stars” , a motivation to shine and to reach out excellence
  • Maximize the opportunities for good researchers to do research
  • Focus and support research in a few niche areas
  • Promote team research through Excellence Park, Specialized Laboratories , Research Units/Observatories/Centres/Institutes, and Research Groups, besides individual projects
  • Develop plans to improve research quality and impact
  • Set criteria for assessing research quality and conduct research assessments
  • Increase citations by raising the quality of research
  • Reward excellence and achievement in research
  • Develop outreach activities aimed at enhancing the research and innovation culture
  • Encourage organization of national and international research events
  • Develop and consolidate pathways to ventilate research findings

B. Create synergies, strengthen inter-disciplinary and collaborative research through increasing the number of functional and strategic internal and external links

  • Identify emerging strategic, inter-disciplinary priority areas
  • Identify and focus on potential income-generating research and consultancies;
  • Formulate mechanisms and incentives to support such multi-discipline research activity
  • Integrate the activities of the various research into the core research endeavours of the University
  • Promote high-impact collaboration with other leading universities worldwide

C. Build future research and research capacity

  • Develop world-class research infrastructure and administrative support structures
  • Promote a vibrant research environment which attracts and retains the best researchers and values and rewards their contributions
  • Effectively and efficiently manage research
  • Emphasis on quality research training
  • Attract outstanding research students or researchers, new talents and potentials; and train and develop the next generation of research leaders to the best international standards;
  • Appoint and retain high-calibre researchers
  • Aspire to effective and efficient high degree research administration with low withdrawal rates, high throughput and exemplary supervision
  • Accelerate the growth research activity

D. Increase research income from external sources to support more research

  • Develop and practice smooth and hurdle free administrative mechanism to attract researchfunding, contract research and consultancies
  • Implement project administration rules
  • Develop attractive schemes for tapping resources for research
  • Stimulate knowledge transfer and commercialisation

E. Make Research to Socially Relevant Application of Higher Education

  • Understanding the specific socio-political, economic and cultural dimensions of the research
  • Focus on application-driven project funding or on problem-oriented research
  • The right choice of words “relevance and utility”, in research.
  • Monitoring and regulatory function, which can help prevent catastrophic situations involving loss of human life and destruction of communities
  • Documenting research systems, via the collection of reliable data and transferring to society as a necessary base for action of improvement.

Revised Guidelines for Research

Keeping in view of the UGC regulations a for maintain standards and quality in Research, the University has revised its rules and regulations leading to PhD, research guideship and research centre recognition.

Highlights of the new regulations for PhD

1. Measures to enhance the enrolment in Ph D Programmes

  • Minimum marks for admission reduced to 50 from 55 % (Note: the UGC has not fixed any minimum marks for Ph D admission, but for lectureship alone it is fixed at 55 %.)
  • Any time admission for those having externally supported fellowships, projects assistants and M Phil degree holders. For others, University will conduit eligibility test once a year and admit students to fill the vacancies under each supervisor.
  • Foreign nationals having the minimum score in post graduate degree are exempted from eligibility test
  • Part-time registration for permanent employees in govt/private firms
  • Number of research scholars under a research supervisor increased to 8 from 5
  • Retired teachers may be re-inducted to supervise scholars, to retain scholarship and to meet the shortage of research supervisors.
  • All teachers in affiliated colleges having PhD, and required number of publication and proven credibility in research may be given guideship, even if their parent institution is not a recognised research centre of the University. In such cases, they can select another nearby research centre for enrolling their students or approach the University department for being recognised as guide.
  • Admission procedure relaxed and given more freedom to the centres concerned to grant admission. The research admission committee for affiliated colleges and recognised research centres have five/six members, of which only one shall be the VC’s nominee. The Centre has the freedom to nominate all others.
  • The Admission Committee has the right to give admission even in interdisciplinary subjects.

2. Strict measures to check quality

  • Monitoring progress at every six months
  • A duly constituted progress evaluation committee will assess the candidate. The committee can even recommend to cancel registration or stop fellowship, if the candidates performance is found unsatisfactory or the research is unproductive.
  • Publication of research output in peer reviewed and standard journals made mandatory requirement for submission of final thesis for award of the degree.
  • Research papers of scholars published in highest impact factor journal will be acknowledged with a vice chancellors medal, every year.
  • Award for the best performers.
  • Submission of thesis even before the stipulated period of three years, under exceptional cases permitted.
  • Measures to ensure speedy adjudication of thesis.
  • Open defences, of thesis made more meaningful exercise.

3. Course work.

  • As stipulated in the UGC regulations, a course work for six months is made compulsory
  • The course work include, class room learning, seminars and assignments for two subjects, one is research methodology and another related to the area of study
  • The supervisor shall have the responsibility for offering the courses to the students registered under him/her
  • The teaching work related to course work, shall not be reckoned together with other teaching work of the supervisor.
  • To give more freedom to the supervisors to adjust his/her work load and in view of the other responsibilities of part- time researchers, the course work may be conducted on any time during the working hours, and the minimum attendance required for writing the examination shall be 70% of the total 96 hours for each subject.
  • The university has issued circular giving the modalities of course work. The first batch of course work will start on 1 November 2012.

4. Research projects

  • For, the first time, the University has formulated guidelines for the implementation and management of research projects, sanctioned by external funding agencies.
  • The investigators have now more freedom to manage the research funds, procured by them from external agencies, with their research proposals.
  • Half of the institutional overhead, generally 5-10 %of the total project amount, shall be given at their disposal.
  • Attractive schemes for those who pick up more funds
  • Project fellows can now enrol as research scholars

5. Research Guideships

  • All scholars who have contributed to the knowledge in their respective subjects who have proven their credibility as active researcher may be recognized as research guides.
  • The candidate should have at least two recent research publications, within a period of two years, when requesting for guide-ship
  • Research guide ship can be retained even after his/her retirement from active service

6. Research Collboration

  • Measures taken for enhancing research collaboration with reputed institutions
  • This include joint research, conduct of seminars/conferences, scholar exchange etc
  • The university will provide all facilities take all efforts to activate collaborative research.

7. More Research Centres

  • All teaching/research departments/centers of the University are deemed to be research centres of his University
  • Criteria for affiliated colleges to become recognised research centres relaxed.
  • Research Recognition Committee reconstituted, which will report the eligibility of a centre to be recognised.

New Project Regulation

For the first time, the University has come up with clear and effective rules for managing project funds. Major attractions and scope of the rules are highlighted below.

  • Smooth running of Sponsored Research Projects involving external funding sources
  • Reducing administrative hardships
  • Attracting International Research Collaborations involving international funding sources or international collaborators
  • Facilitating Industry/ Organization Sponsored Projects, Industrial Consultancy involving funding from industry
  • Promoting the Organinsation of Workshops and Courses for dissemination of knowledge as part of the research projects.
  • Encouraging MoU and Agreement with National/International Institution for Research having self-sufficiency nature.
  • While managing overhead charges due to the institution, half of the share given back to address the needs of principal investigators of projects
  • Encourages consultancy projects and rules for sharing of income

Increased Enrolment for Ph D Programme

After making appropriate changes in rules and regulations, the University has admitted a new batch of students for Ph D through a qualifying examinations conducted by the teaching departments. A remarkable increase in the number of students has been observed, when compared to the previous years. Since the reporting time 223 studets were given registration and the figure may cross 400 by the end of the current academic year. Flexibility is given to JRF and other external fellowship holders and M Phil degree holders for being admitted any time throughout the year.

Research Projects

As of today the faculty members have received Rs 1,16,34,35,4 towards research funds from various agencies. The progress achieved after the implementation of the new project guidelines is not yet been remarkable as it will take time to get external assistance from funding agencies. However, the interest shown by the academic communities for carrying out externally assisted research projects suggest progressive changes

Faculty wise Distribution

FacultyUGCDSTDBTKSCSTEOthers
SCIENCE 8 10 5 3 4
HUMANITIES 3       1
LANGUAGE & LITERATURE 6       1
EDUCATION 1        
COMMERCE 1        
PHY. EDN.         1
TOTAL No. 19 10 5 3 7
TOTAL Amount 1677241 9939723 2484794 1993396 318920

Details of Research Projects since the constitution of DOR

New scheme for re-inducting retired staff as research guides

All major universities across the globe are utilizing the expertise of professors, even after their retirement from active service. The University offers them freedom to work for the pursuit of knowledge, as long as the faculty members are willing to do so. Calicut university also has adopted a policy not to withdraw the guideship awarded to a faculty members after his/her retirement. However, the limited infrastructure available at research centers may not be sufficiently necessary to extend the facilities to the retired veterans for pursuing research studies with their students. This has raised enormous hardships in retaining the scholars in the arena of research. In spite, of these difficulties, the university has re-inducted 4 retired professors in some of the departments.

Clearing Back-logs

A major stem taken this year was the termination of research registration to scholars who repeatedly failed to submit the thesis. Long delay in submission of the thesis will not be productive and working on a research problem dictated long back will not contribute any useful results, while the knowledge society is emerging out at a rapid speed. Hence the University Research Council has decided to give away with all old registrations, after giving them sufficient time for submission of final thesis. After such an exercise, the University has now only fresh graduates doing research at various centers. Most of the logs in awarding the Ph D degree has been cleared and 76 scholars were awarded PhD against 61, last year. The number may further boost up by the end of the academic year.

Ph D’s Produced since 2008

YearTotal PhD's Awarded
2008 135
2009 123
2010 92
2011 60
2012 76

Ph.D Degree Awarded since the constitution of DOR

Research Centers

All the teaching departments in the campuses of the University are made research centers are by the new regulations. In addition, the university is granting recognitions to the departments of affiliated colleges and research institutions as research centers. This year University has given recognition to the following centres, and increased opportunities for research in different disciplines.

New Research Centers

No.CentreFaculty
1. SNGS College, Pattambi Science
2. Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad Science
Humanities
3. St. Joseph’s Devagiri College, Calicut Science
4. St.Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda Commerce
English
5. Vimala College, Thrissur Commerce
6. PSMO College, Tirurangadi Commerce
7. Farook Training College, Feroke Education
8. Zamorin’s Gurvayurappan College,Kozhikkode Botany

Research Centers Recognised

Research Guides

More and more Ph D holders who are either faculty members in teaching departments of the University or in affiliated colleges and scientists working in research establishments are joining in the stream of research guides of the University. Active researchers who satisfy the stipulated conditions laid down in the regulations are given guideship without any hassles. Also, the university is allowing the maximum number of candidates (8), as prescribed by the UGC, under each guide for supervision. Earlier it was restricted to five.

Faculty wise strength of research guides is shown the table below

FacultyNo of Guides
HUMANITIES 6
SCIENCE 27
EDUCATION 8
ENGINEERING 9
JOURNALISM 1
TOTAL 51

Research Guideship Granted since the constitution of DOR

New Initiatives

Apart from the above reported steps to foster research in the University few more new initiatives have been undertaken by the Directorate of Research.

  • Vice Chancellor’s Medal for Best Research Paper and Best Researcher
  • Researcher’s Day

As an attempt to motivate the young researchers, the QAC has recommended instituting a Vice Chancellor’s Medal for Best Research Paper and Best Thesis to be awarded annually separately for Science and Non-Science Faculties. The Best Publication and the Best Thesis will be identified and awarded with the above medals by a celebrity on a day coined as Researchers Day. Researcher’s Day will be celebrated in the campus every year and on that day we will open the wonders of research activity going on in the campus to the public and the students of schools and inspire the young ones in the schools around the campus.

GROWTH OF RESEARCH AT A GLANCE

Sl.No.ParametersYear
20112012
1 Externally Funded Projects 29 40
2 Research Papers 239 328
3 Ph.D. Scholars 276 633
4 Seminars & Conferences 72 66
5 Patents Received 3 2
6 Ph.D Degrees awarded 60 76

SUMMARY OF REPORTS FROM TEACHING AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENTS

Brief reports of the research activities, including fields of research and significant collected and compiled achievements from different departments are appended below.

FACULTY OF LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

Arabic

Names of Faculty and Fields of research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. N.A.M. Abdul Kader Palestinian Literature of Resistance, Modern Arabic Poetry
2 Dr. A.B. Moideenkutty Modern Arabic Fiction
3 Dr. Abdul Majeed. E Arabic Grammar

Number of Research Scholars

42

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

2

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL 2 6 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 2 2

Special Achievements:

Conducting survey and documentation of Arabic, Urdu & Persian manuscripts in Kerala for National Mission for Manuscripts

English

Names of Faculty and Fields of research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. M.V. Narayanan British Drama, Literary Theory, Performance Studies, Cultural Studies
2 Dr. Janaky Sreedharan Women's Writing, Gender Studies, Film & Media Studies
3 Dr. V. Prathibha Canadian Literature, Indian English Fiction, Dalit Writing, Black Women's Writing
4 Dr. K.M. Sheriff Translation Studies, Literary Theory
5 Smt. Reenu George Indian English Fiction, European Fiction
6 Dr. Umar Thasneem  

Number of Research Scholars

 

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

 

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL 2 4 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 2 NIL

Russian and Centre for Comparative Literature

Names of Faculty and Fields of research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. S. Nirmala Russian and Comparative Literature
2 Smt. S. Sreekumari Russian Language
3 Dr. Nagendra Shreeniwas Russian Language & Literature

Number of Research Scholars

6

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

1

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL 3 2 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 1 NIL

Special Achievements:

Completed work on the publication of Vol.15 of the research journal - Assonance

Sanskrit

Names of Faculty and Fields of research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. C. Rajendran Indian Philosophy, Aesthetics, Literary Criticism and Dramaturgy
2 Dr. P. Narayanan Namboodiri Grammar, Linguistics, Poetics
3 Dr. K. Sekharan Poetics, Literary Criticism, Dramaturgy
4 Dr. K.K. Geethakumari Poetics, Literary Criticism, Linguistics
5 Dr. N.K. Sundareswaran Vedic Literature, Poetics, Technical Literature
6 Sri. K.K. Abdul Majeed Indian Philosophy, Technical Literature, Vedanta

Number of Research Scholars

27

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

 

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
4 8 3 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
3 3 6

Malayalam & Kerala Studies

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. Pavithran Thavara  
2 Dr. Anilkumar. V  
3 Dr. L. Thomaskutty  
4 Dr. Ummer Tharammel  
5 Dr. R.V.M. Divakaran  
6 Dr. Somanathan. P  
7 Dr. K.M. Anil  

Number of Research Scholars

 

Research Projects and total funds

2

Ph. D Awarded

5

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL NIL 8 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
3 3 6

Hindi

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. Sudha Balakrishnan Fiction, Women's Studies
2 Dr. Fatima Jeem Fiction
3 Dr. R. Sethunath Fiction, Translation and Psychological Studies
4 Dr. Pramod Kovvaprath Poetry, Translation Studies
5 Dr. Margret. V.G. Drama, Translation Studies
6 Dr. V.K. Subramanian Fiction, Translation Studies
7 Dr. Herman. P.J. Fiction Translation Studies

Number of Research Scholars

30

Research Projects and total funds

1

Ph. D Awarded

1

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL 16 7 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 7 NIL

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

Economics

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. Mani K.P. Applied Econometrics, Operational Research, Mathematical Economics, Quantitative Techniques
2 Dr. D. Retnaraj Migration, Industrial Economics
3 Dr. Ramachandran K.V. Micro Economics, Industrial Economics, Transport Economics
4 Dr. Zabeena Hameed P Macro Economic Studies, Agricultural Economics, Population Studies
5 Sri. Shyjan D Growth & Development experience of Indian State and local government, Issues of marginalized community

Number of Research Scholars

 

Research Projects and total funds

 

Ph. D Awarded

 

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL 3 NIL NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL NIL NIL

History

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. Asokan Mundon Social History of Modern India
2 Dr. K.N. Ganesh Pre-Modern Kerala
3 Dr. T.M. Vijayan Polity and Culture of Early Tamilakam
4 Sri. Velayudhan. K.P. Trade/Commerce in the Early Medieval Period
5 Dr. Muhammed Maheen. A Dalit Studies
6 Dr. Sivadasan. P Modern India/Kerala
7 Dr. Mujeebu Rahiman. M.P. Economic History
8 Dr. Burton Cleetus Indigenous Medicine
9 Dr. Haridas. V.V. Medieval Kerala
10 Sri. Madhavan. K.S. Caste and Social Stratification
11 Sri. Vineeth. R Modern India

Number of Research Scholars

24

Research Projects and total funds

1 (0.5 million)

Ph. D Awarded

6

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL 11 9 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 2 NIL

Special Achievements:

Digitalization of old records of palm leaves, Ph.D Dissertations and other documents with the financial assistance of Govt. of Kerala

Political Science

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. K.S. Pavithran Political Theory and Ideologies and International Relations
2 Naseer. P.K. (Contract) Public Administration and Comparative Politics
3 Sunilkumar. K (Contract) Government and Politics in India and Political Economy of Kerala

Number of Research Scholars

2

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

NIL

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL 2 NIL NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 1 NIL

Philosophy

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. P.K. Pokker  
2 Dr. K. Gopinathan  
3 Dr. T.V. Madhu  
4 Smt. K. Jayasree  

Number of Research Scholars

2

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

NIL

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL 2 NIL NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 1 NIL

Library and Information Science

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Sri. Vasudevan. T.M Technical Communication, Library Classification, Information Literacy
2 Dr. Mohamed Haneefa. K Information Communication Technology and Research Methodology

Number of Research Scholars

11

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

 

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
NIL 2 3 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 3 NIL

Centre for Women's Studies

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. Moly Kuruvilla Women and Education, Combatting violence against women, Women and Globalisation
2 Smt. Mini Sukumar Feminist theory, Women's Movements
3 Smt. Layana Anand Women's Studies

Number of Research Scholars

4

Research Projects and total funds

4

Ph. D Awarded

 

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
3 1 2 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 3 1

FACULTY OF JOURNALISM

Journalism and Mass Communication

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. Muhammadali. N New Media/Technical Communication/Communication Theories
2 Dr. K. Karnamaharajan Reporting Advertising Communication Research
3 Renu Jacob Photojournalism
4 Krishnendu. J.R. (contract) Development Communication

Number of Research Scholars

8

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

1

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
3 3 NIL NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 5 NIL

FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

School of Drama and Fine Arts

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Najumul Shahi. A Children's Theatre
2 Dr. Shibu S. Kottaram Direction
3 Dr. A. Jalaja Varma Karnatic Music
4 Vinod. V.N. Classical Indian Theatre
5 Dr. Sunil Kumar. S Scenic Design
6 Sreejith. R Acting
7 Dr. Manikandan. K Karnatic Music
8 Dr. Lola Kesavan (Contract) Karnatic Music
9 Dr. Rekha. M. Menon (Contract) Karnatic Music
10 Smt. Bindu. J.R. (Contract) Karnatic Music
11 Smt. Sivadarsana(Contract) Karnatic Music

Number of Research Scholars

11

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

2

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
1 1 1 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 6 9

Special Achievements:

Performance of the play 'Birthday Party' in International Theatre Festival of Kerala by the students of School of Drama directed by Dr. Sunilkumar. M

School of Folklore Studies

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. E.K. Govindavarma Raja  
2 Dr. Soman Kannacham Kuttykuni  
3 Sri. Madhu. M.K.  

Number of Research Scholars

11

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

2

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
1 1 1 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 6 9

Special Achievements:

Performance of the play 'Birthday Party' in International Theatre Festival of Kerala by the students of School of Drama directed by Dr. Sunilkumar. M

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Education

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. K.P. Meera Language Education, Measurement & Evaluation
2 Dr. T.C. Ayishabi Distance Education, Educational Psychology, Guideance and Counselling, Expert in developing SI Materials in Print
3 Dr. C. Naseema Distance Education, Physical Science Education, Higher Education
4 Dr. P. Usha Science Education, Measurement and Evaluation
5 Dr. P.K. Aruna Educational Sociology, Educational Technology, Science Education
6 Dr. K. Abdul Gafoor Educational Technology, Science Education, Measurement and Evaluation, Trained by CEC in e-content development
7 Dr. Baiju. K. Nath Distance Education, Educational Technology, Expert in developing SI Materials in Print
8 Dr. Vasumathi. T Social Science Education, Guidance and Counselling, Trained by Centre for Cultural Resource and Training, Govt. of India
9 Dr. Mohamedunni Alias Musthafa. M.N. Natural Science Education, Educational Technology, Trained by CEC in e-content development
10 Dr. A. Hameed Social Studies Education, Trained in TA, NLP, Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Number of Research Scholars

45

Research Projects and total funds

1 (Rs.1,20,000/-)

Ph. D Awarded

1

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
4 17 1 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 4 NIL

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Bio-Technology

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. M.V. Joseph Immunology, Immunotechnology
2 C. Gopinathan Bioprocess Technology
3 Dr.P.R.Manish Kumar Cell & Molecular Biology/recombinant DNA Technology
4 Dr. K.K.Elyas Medical Biotechnology
5 Dr.Smitha Bava Cancer Biology

Number of Research Scholars

14

Research Projects and total funds

2 Projects; Rs 5.18 Million

Ph. D Awarded

0

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
3 1 4 1

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
     

Botany

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. P. Manimohan Fungal Diversity
2 Dr. K. V. Mohanan Genetics & Plant Breeding
3 Dr. M. Sabu Angiosperm Taxonomy
4 Dr. K. M. Jayaram Plant Physiology
5 Dr. Santhosh Nampy Angiosperm Taxonomy
6 Dr. John E. Thoppil Cell and Molecular Biology
7 Dr. Sailas Benjamin Biotechnology
8 Dr. V.V. Radhakrishnan Genetics & Plant Breeding
9 Dr. Jos T. Puthur Plant Physiology
10 Dr. P. Sunojkumar Angiosperm Taxonomy
11 Dr. Yusuf Akkara Biotechnology
12 Dr. C.C. Harilal Environmental Science
13 Dr. Shamina Plant Diversity
14 Dr. A.K. Pradeep Angiosperm Taxonomy

Number of Research Scholars

63

Research Projects and total funds

10 Projects; Rs 42.3 Million

Ph. D Awarded

0

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
44 3 46 2

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
1 3  

Special Achievements:

1. The cumulative Impact Factor of the publications of the Department is 12.17

2. Tissue culture protocols for medicinal plants were developed.

3. The biggest University Botanical Garden (CUBG) in India with5 Green Houses, Ginger House, Medicinal Plant Collection, Conservatory of RET Plants and Collection of Ferns is attached to this department.

Chemistry

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr.K.K.Aravindakshan Inorganic Chemistry
2 Dr.E.Purushothaman Organic Chemistry
3 Dr.V.M.Abdul Mujeeb Physical Chemistry
4 Dr. D Bahulayan Organic Chemistry
5 Dr. K. Muraleedharan Physical Chemistry
6 Dr. P. Raveendran Physical Chemistry
7 Dr. Abraham Joseph Inorganic Chemistry
8 Dr. N.K. Renuka Physical Chemistry
9 Dr. M.T. Ramesan Organic Chemistry
10 Dr. Pradeepan Periyat Inorganic & Physical Chemistry

Number of Research Scholars

56

Research Projects and total funds

2 Projects - Rs. 8.05 Million

Ph. D Awarded

3

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
34 2 8 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 1 1

Computer Science

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. Lajish.V.L Artificial Intelligence, Digital Image Processing, Pattern Recognition.
2 Manjula.K.A Computer Applications

Number of Research Scholars

5

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

0

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
5 NIL 8 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 2 NIL

Special Achievements:

Introduced the following two Academic Programmes in the Department :

1. MPhil in Computer Science

2. PhD in Computer Science

Life Science

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. K. Fathimathu Zuhara.K Medical Microbiology & Immunology
2 Dr. B.S Harikumaran Thampi Nutritional Biochemistry
3 Dr. E Sreekumaran Electrophysiology and Stem cells
4 Dr. Denoj Sebastian Animal Cell culture & Virus Culture, Bioinformatics, Bioremediation
5 Mr.. Emmanuel Simon Cancer Biology & Drug Design
6 Dr. D Gayathri Devi Cancer Biology

Number of Research Scholars

17

Research Projects and total funds

2 Projects; Rs. 0.35 million

Ph. D Awarded

0

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
6 NIL 3 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 1 NIL

Mathematics

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. Anil Kumar V. Algebraic Graph Theory
2 Dr. Ramachandran P.T. Topology, Fuzzy Mathematics
3 Smt. Sini P.  
4 Dr. Raji Pilakkat Functional Analysis
5 Smt. Preethi Kuttipulackal  
6 Sri. Kiran Kumar V.B.  

Number of Research Scholars

22

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

2

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
21 NIL NIL NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 9 NIL

Nano Science

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr.P.Raveendran Green Chemistry
2 Dr. S. Sindhu Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
3 Ms. U. Bindu Metal Nanostructures

Number of Research Scholars

4

Research Projects and total funds

2 Projects; Rs. 1.6 Million

Ph. D Awarded

0

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
1 NIL NIL NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 1 NIL

Physics

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. B R S Babu
(Retired on 20/08/2012)
Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics
2 Dr. P. Rameshan Theoretical Physics, Statistical Mechanics
3 Dr. V.M.Bannur Theoretical Physics, High Energy Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Plasma Physics
4 Dr. George Varghese Materials Science
5 Dr. Antony Joseph Nuclear Physics
6 Dr. M.M. Musthafa Nuclear Physics
7 Dr. P.P. Pradyumnan Solid State Physics, Materials Science, Nanoscience
8 Dr. A.M. Vinodkumar Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics
9 Dr. P.A. Subha Non-linear Science
10 Dr. C.D. Ravikumar Astrophysics
11 Dr. M. Shahin Materials Science
12 Dr. Libu K. Alexander Materials Science, Nanoscience

Number of Research Scholars

57

Research Projects and total funds

3 Projects; Rs 15.7 Million

Ph. D Awarded

4

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
23 0 31  

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
  2 5

Special Achievements:

Department has started a job oriented M.Sc programme in Radiation Physics under self financing scheme.

Psychology

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. Anita Ravindran Clinical Psychology, Personality
2 Dr. C. Jayan Industrial/Organizational Psychology
3 Dr. K. Manikandan Organizational Behaviour
4 Dr. T. Sasidharan Educational Psychology & Psychoanalysis
5 Dr. Baby Shari. P.A. Adolescent Psychology, Health Psychology and Training
6 Dr. Rajani Ramachandran Social Cognition And Development – Autism

Number of Research Scholars

17

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

1

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
22 10 57 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
2 1 17

Statistics

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. M. Manoharan Stochastic Process & Applications, Reliability and Survival Analysis
2 Dr. C. Chandran Probability Modelling and Inference Extreme Value Theory
3 Dr. K. Jayakumar Time Series and Distribution Theory
4 Dr. N. Raju Stochastic Modeling

Number of Research Scholars

11

Research Projects and total funds

NIL

Ph. D Awarded

0

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
7 2 6 NIL

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL 1 NIL

Zoology

Names of Faculty and Fields of Research:

Sl No.NameField of Research
1 Dr. M. Gokuldas Biochemistry
2 Dr. N. Ramani Acarology
3 Dr. K.V. Lazar Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
4 Dr. M.Nasser Ecology and Ethology of Insects
5 Dr.Kannan.V.M Biochemistry, Molecular biology
6 Dr. Y. Shibu Vardhanan Toxicology, Biochemistry and Environmental Studies
7 Dr. Sebastian C. D. Insect Biochemistry and Toxicology, Molecular Taxonomy
8 Dr. E. Pushpalatha Biopesticides & Toxicology
9 Dr. Manogem Insect Endocrinology & reproductive biology
10 Dr. Chitra Endocrinology and Toxicology
11 Dr. Zubair Ornithology

Number of Research Scholars

32

Research Projects and total funds

03 Projects; 98 Lakh

Ph. D Awarded

1

Research Publications:

InternationalNationalConference ProceedingsPatents (granted/applied)
11 5 21 1

Seminars/Conferences/workshops organized:

InternationalNationalOthers/Training Programmes
NIL NIL NIL

Special Achievements:

Four Gene sequences published in GenBank of NCBI

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