ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOG (CLICK HERE) • MoU Webinar - "Meet a Life Mentor" on 14/05/2021 Friday 10.30 AM • PG DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY TRENDZ WEBINAR SERIES 2021 • Mirabilia Literary Fest on 23rd and 24th May 2021 • Subscription to Journal of English Language Teaching • One Day Orientation Programme on English Language and Foundation Course for First Year Degree Students on 12th December, 2020 • National webinar on the "Career Prospects and Possibilities in the Indian Information Service" on 23rd July 2020 • IT Skills and Job Orientation Workshop by Avodha on 26th May 2021 at 11.00 am • Trendz Webinar Series 2021 • The World Environment day 2021 • Online yoga training programme • Application for Guest Lecturer (Click) • Intercollegiate Poster Making Competition on June 30th in connection with Pride Month celebration • National Reading Day Celebrations By Post Graduate Department of Physics, https://youtu.be/KcI5heXVTrE • Moon day Celebrations 2021 PG Department of Physics. https://youtu.be/Q0Tgoe8FYcY • Elixir of Magical Tales: Harry Potter themed Short Tale Writing Contest on July 30, 2021 • Best Young Faculty Award awarded to Ms. Anisha N • An Invited talk on “The Moon: Our Celestial Neighbour” • Invited Talk on Ultrafast Processes in Chemical and Biological Systems • Department of Botany Organises a Webinar on Mangrove: Our Bio-shields • AN INVITED TALK ON AN OVERVIEW OF HEPATITIS • INAUGURATION OF BIRDS CLUB INTERNATIONAL (BCI) UNIT
DBT STAR COLLEGE SCHEME

Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Govt of India has initiated a "Star College Scheme" to support colleges and universities to improve science teaching in undergraduate curriculum. The main aim of the programme is to improve the skills of teachers and to provide adequate facilities for practical training to students by providing special instruments and consumables with the help of faculty training programs and improved curriculum. In 2020 DBT under Star College Scheme has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 82 Lakhs for 3 years for strengthening of four departments. i.e., Botany, Chemistry, Physics and Zoology.

 

List of Books Procured under DBT Grant-Physics (April 2020 - March 2021)

Sl.No

Title of the Book

Authors

Qty

1.        

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

David J Griffiths

2

2.        

AstroPhysics: Stars and Galaxies

K D Abhyankar

1

3.        

Elements of X Ray Diffraction

Cullity and Stock

1

4.        

An Introduction to AstroPhysics

Basu and Chattopadhyay

1

5.        

Classical Mechanics

S K Sinha

1

6.        

Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics

Varma et.al.,

1

7.        

Quantum Mechanics

Aruldhas

1

8.        

Classical Mechanics

Aruldhas

2

9.        

Introduction to Nuclear Physics

Jana

1

10.    

Fundamental to Quantum Mechanics

YR Waghmare

1

11.    

Thermal Physics

Singh

1

12.    

Classical Mechanics

Goldstein

1

13.    

Electromagnetics

B B Laud

1

14.    

Electricity and Magnetism

K KTewari

1

15.    

Introduction to Classical Mechanics

Takwale

1

16.    

Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics

F Reif

2

17.    

Introduction to Solid state Physics

Charles Kittel: Kittels

1

18.    

Modern Physics

R Murugeshan

3

19.    

Molecular structure and Spectroscopy

Aruldhas

1

20.    

Classical Mechanics

Rana

1

21.    

Nuclear Physics

Tayal D C

3

22.    

Electromagnetic Theory and Electrodynamics

Satyapraksh

1

23.    

Classical Mechanics

Upadhyaya J C

1

24.    

Basic Electronics and devices, Circuits and IT Fundamentals

Kal

1

25.    

Basic Electronics

B L Theraja

1

26.    

Fundamentals of Mathematical Physics

Dr A B Gupta

1

27.    

Lasers and Non linear optics

B B Laud

1

28.    

Quantum Mechanics

Thankappan P K

1

29.    

Modern Physics

Kenneth S krane

3

30.    

CSIR/UGC/NET/JRF/SET Physical Sciences

Upkar

1

31.    

Introduction to Electrodynamics

David J Griffiths

1

32.    

Physics Oscillation Waves Optics and Quantum Mechanics

N N Agarwal

1

33.    

Fundamentals of Electricity and Manetism

Chatterjee

1

34.    

Physics of Semiconductor Devices

Michael Sher

1

35.    

Lasers: Principles, types and Applications

Nambiar K R

1

36.    

Nuclear Physics

S N Ghoshal

1

37.    

Elementary Solid State Physics

Ali Omar

3

38.    

Statistical Mechanics

KersonHaang

1

39.    

Concepts of Modern Physics

Arthur Beiser

1

40.    

Heat and Thermodynamics

Zemansky

1

41.    

Solid State Physics: Structure and Properties of Materials

M A Vahab

1

42.    

Statistical Mechanics

R K Pathria

1

43.    

Fibre Optics and Lasers

K Thyagarajan, Ajoy

1

44.    

Fundamenals of Nuclear Physics

Verma

1

45.    

A Text Book of Sound

N Subrahmanyam

1

46.    

Solid State Physics

R K Puri, V K Babbar

1

47.    

Microprocessors and its applications

NagoorKani

1

48.    

Nano: The Essentials

Pradeep

1

49.    

Problems and Solutions on Solid State Physics

Lim Yung Kou

1

50.    

Problems and Solutions on Qunatum Mechanics

Lim Yung Kou

1

51.    

Problems and Soluions on Electromagnetism

Lim Yung Kou

1

52.    

Solid State Physics

S O Pillai

2

53.    

A text book of Advanced Practical Physics

Ghosh S K

1

54.    

Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics

Mittal

1

55.    

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Rovelli, Carlo

1

56.    

For the Love of Physics

Walter Levin

1

57.    

Modern Physics

Aruldhas and Rajagopal

1


 

List of Books Procured under DBT Grant-Botany (April 2020 - March 2021)

Sl.No

Title of the Book

Authors

Qty

1.        

BioPhysics

N.Arumugham

1

2.        

Gymnosperms : Structure and Evolution

Chamberlain.C.J

1

3.        

Ecology 2/edn

Eugene.P.Odum

1

4.        

Cell Biology

Powar.C.B

1

5.        

An introduction to Embryophyta Pteridophytes

Parihar.M.S

1

6.        

Introductory principles of Plant Breeding

R.C.Choudhary

1

7.        

Plant Tissue culture 2/ed

S.P.Misra

1

8.        

Phytochemicals and EthnoBotany

Dr.PawankumarBhar

1

9.        

The embryology of Angiosperms 6/edn

S.S.Bhojwani, S.P.Bh

1

10.    

Recombinant DNA Technology and Genetic Engineering

Rajagopal

1

11.    

Microbiology

Pelczar

1

12.    

Pteridophyta

Sharma

1

13.    

Biotechnology Principles and Applications

S.C.Rastogi

1

14.    

Bioinformatics : Concepts, Skills and Applications

Rastogi

1

15.    

Fungi and Allied Microbes

Sharma

1

16.    

A Textbook of Algae (PB)

Bilgrani/Saha.L

1

17.    

A Textbook of Botany Vol.1, 12/edn

S.N.Pandey and P.S.Tri

1

18.    

Practical Botany Vol.1

Santra SC

1

19.    

Horticulture

V.L.Sheela

1

20.    

Molecular Biology

G.P.Jayanthi

1

21.    

Nano Biotechnology

Subbiah

1

22.    

Genetics

Gupta.P.K

1

23.    

Principles of Genetics (with CD)

Tamarin

1

24.    

Plant Physiology 2/edn

V.Verma

1

25.    

Molecular Biology : Genes to Proteins 4/edn

Burton.E.Tropp

1

26.    

Introduction to plant Tissue culture 3/edn

Razdan.M

1

27.    

Biotechnology : Expanding Horizons

Singh.B.D

1

28.    

Advance Plant Taxonomy

Mondal.A.K

1

29.    

Taxonomy of Angiosperms

B.P.Pandey

1

30.    

Plant Breeding

Satya.P

1

31.    

Biostatistics

Jyotikumar

1

32.    

Environmental Biology (Principles of Ecology)

Dr.P.S.Verma

1

33.    

Plant Pathology

R.P.Singh

1

34.    

Textbook of BioChemistry with Biomedical significance

Gupta Prem Prakash

1

35.    

BioChemistry 4/edn

S.C.Rastogi

1

 

List of Books Procured under DBT Grant-Chemistry (April 2020 - March 2021)

Sl.No

Title of the Book

Authors

Qty

1.        

Reaction Mechanism in Organic Chemistry

S M Mukherji

1

2.        

Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

R D Madan

1

3.        

3000 Solved Problems in Chemistry

Goldberg

1

4.        

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Vol I

R D Madan

1

5.        

Textbook of Polymer Science

Fred V Billmeyer

1

6.        

Medicinal Chemistry

Kar, Ashutosh

1

7.        

Computational Chemistry

Lewars

1

8.        

 Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics

F V Sears

1

9.        

Principles and Applications of electroChemistry

D R Crow

1

10.    

The essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

K S Narayan Reddy

1

11.    

Introduction to Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy

V K Jain

1

12.    

Analytical Chemistry

B K Sharma

1

13.    

Handbook of Molecular Spectroscopy

Sathyanarayan

1

14.    

Advanced Organic Chemistry Through solved problems

P Bhattacharjee

1

15.    

Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds

Robert M Silverstein

1

16.    

Advanced Practical Organic Chemistry

N K Vishnoi

1

17.    

Green Chemistry: Environmentally Benign Reactions

V K Ahluwalia

1

18.    

Organic Synthesis Through Disconnection Approach

P S Kalsi

1

19.    

Practical Organic Chemistry: A Lab Manual

A K Manna

1

20.    

Organic Chemistry: A Lab Manual

Pavia/ Lampman/ Kriz

1

21.    

Quantum Chemistry

R K Prasad

1

22.    

Bios Instant Notes Analytical Chemistry

Kealey

1

23.    

Analytical Chemistry: Principles

Kennedy

1

24.    

Advanced Practical Chemistry

Dr Jagadamba Singh

1

25.    

The Chemistry of the P Block Elements: Syntheses Reaction

Anil J Elias

1

26.    

Analytical Chemsitry: Techniques & Instrumentation

Dr. S. Usharani

1

27.    

Analytical Chemistry

Dash

1

28.    

Spectroscopy

Gurdeep R Chatwal

1

29.    

Organic Spectroscopy Principles, Problems and their solutions

Jagadamba Singh

1

30.    

Introduction to Spectroscopy

Pavia/ Lampman/ Kriz

1

31.    

Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis

Chatwal & Anand

1

32.    

Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure and reaction

Huheey/ Medhi

1

33.    

Quantum Chemistry: through problems & solutions

Prasad R K

1

34.    

Separation Chemistry

R P Budhiraja

1

35.    

Advanced Organic Chemistry (Structure & Mechanisms)

Ashutosh Kar

1

36.    

Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analyis

B. K. Sharma

1

37.    

Green Chemistry: A Textbook

V K Ahluwalia

1

38.    

Named Reactions rearrangements in Organic Chemistry

Ratan Kar

1

39.    

Analytical Chemistry

Chatwal, G.R

1

40.    

Molecular Spectroscopy

Graybeal

1

41.    

Analytical Chemistry

Gary D Christian

1

42.    

Basic Organometallic Chemistry

BD Gupta

1

43.    

Supramolecular Chemistry: Concepts & Perspectives

Lehn

1

44.    

Quantum Chemsitry

R K Prasad

1

45.    

Physical methods in Inorganic Chemsitry

Russell S Drago

1

46.    

Spectroscopy

B K Sharma

1

47.    

Quantitative Analysis

R A Day

1

48.    

Organic Spectroscopy :Principles and Applications

J Mohan

1

49.    

Organic Analyitical Chemistry: Theory and Practice

J Mohan

1

50.    

Practical Chemistry

Sonia Ratnani

1

51.    

Quantum Mechanics

R K Prasad

1

52.    

Organic Spectroscopy: Through Solved Problems

K S Mukerjee

1

53.    

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Arun Bahl

1

54.    

Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry

George C Schatz

1

55.    

An Introductory Text on Green Chemistry

Indu Tucker Sindhwani

1

56.    

Environmental Chemistry with Green Chemistry

Das, Asim K

1

57.    

Optical Spectroscopy

EnilRoduner

1

58.    

Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy

R Wilfred Sugumar

1

59.    

Organic Spectroscopy

V K Ahluwalia

1

 

List of Books Procured under DBT Grant-Zoology (April 2020 - March 2021)

Sl.No

Title of the Book

Authors

Qty

1.        

A Textbook of General Embryology

William E. Kellicott

1

2.        

Animal Behavior 3rd Edition

N N Ranga

1

3.        

 Immunity: The science of Staying Well

Dr. Jenna Macciochi

1

4.        

Yoga and Diet for Weight Loss

BijoylaxmiHota

1

5.        

BioChemistry

Arumugan

1

6.        

 Organic Evolution

Arumugan

1

7.        

Disaster Management

Dr. Mrinalini Pandey

1

8.        

Animal Behaviour (ETHOLOGY)

V K Agarval

1

9.        

Ecology Ethology Evolution Zoogeography

Vijakumaran Nair

1

10.    

Ecology Habitat Destruction and Disaster Management

Vijakumaran Nair

1

11.    

Physiology and Biological Chemistry

Vijakumaran Nair

1

12.    

Vermiculture Apiculture

Vijakumaran Nair

1

13.    

Ornamental Fishkeeping

Vijakumaran Nair

1

14.    

 Practical Zoology: Invertebrates

Lal S S

1

15.    

Practical Zoology

Ghose

1

16.    

Principles of Animal Physiology

Moyes

1

17.    

 Development Biology

Scott F. Gilbert

1

18.    

Introduction to Molecular Biology

Paolella

1

19.    

The Cell: A Molecular Approach 8/Edn 2019

Geoffrey M Cooper

1

20.    

Biology: Organisms and Adaptations

Robert K. Noyd

1

21.    

Biology of the Invertebrates, 7/Edn

Pechenik

1

22.    

Environmental Science

SC Santra

1

23.    

Fundamentals of Zoology

Ghosh / Hanna

1

24.    

 Human Health and Sex Education

Vijakumaran Nair

1

25.    

ABC of Microbiology

Dr Narendra Kumar

1

26.    

A Textbook of Fishery Science and Indian Fisheries

Srivastava

1

27.    

Birds of Our Neighbourhood

Kiran Purandare

1

28.    

 Indian Mammals

Menon Vivek

1

29.    

Spiders of India

PA Sebastian, KVP

1

30.    

KeralathilePakshikal

Induchoodan

1

31.    

 Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution

Charles J. Krebs

1

32.    

 Elements of Immunology

Khan

1

33.    

 Immunology, Third Edition

C.V. Rao

1

34.    

 Dragonflies & Damselflies in and Around Delhi

DK Publishing

1

35.    

 Cell Biology

K Vijayakumaran Nair

1

 

 

List of Journals Procured under DBT Grant (April 2020 - March 2021)

 

Sl.No

Name of Journal

Department

1.        

Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics

Physics

2.        

Journal of Pure, Applied and Industrial Physics

Physics

3.        

Indian Journal of Physics

Physics

4.        

Indian Journal of Biotechnology

Botany

5.        

Journal of Pharmacognosy and PhytoChemistry

Botany

6.        

Indian journal of Experimental Biology

Botany

7.        

Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section A

Chemistry

8.        

Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section B

Chemistry

9.        

Indian Journal of BioChemistry and BioPhysics

Chemistry

10.    

Indian Journal of Chemical Technology

Chemistry

11.    

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic studies

Zoology

12.    

Journal of Advances of Microbiology

Zoology

13.    

Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation and Legislation

Zoology

14.    

Herald of Health

Zoology

National Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on "Plant Bio Diversity of India: Status and Trends" was organized on 5th June, 2020 by Department of Botany

A national webinar on 'Plant Bio Diversity of India: Status and Trends' was organized on 5th June 2020 as part of world environment day celebrations hosted by department of Botany. Former director of Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Dr. A J Pandurangan was the resource person. A poster competition was conducted in connection with world environment day celebrations based on the theme 'green technology for future' on 3rd June 2020.

Detailed Report
National Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on "Common Gynaec Problems From Birth to Postmenopause" was organized on 27th July, 2020 by Department of Zoology

A national webinar on 'Common gynaec problems from birth to postmenopause' was organized on 27th July 2020 as part of national webinar series hosted by department of Zoology. Dr. Megha Jayaprakash (MS, DGO, MRCOG(UK)), Associate Professor OBG, Govt. Medical College, Thrissur) served as the resource person.

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Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on "Nature Conservation in the time of Covid-19" was organized on 2nd August, 2020 by Department of Zoology

A webinar on 'Nature conservation in the time of Covid-19' was organized on 2nd August 2020 by Department of Zoology in collaboration with nature club. Dr. Abhilash R (Assistant Professor, PG Department of Zoology, Christian College, Chengannur) served as the resource person. The talk mainly focused on animal trading.

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International Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on "2D Materials as Supercapacitor Electrodes" was organized on 7th August, 2020 by Post Graduate Department of Physics

An international webinar on '2D Materials as Supercapacitor Electrodes' was organized on 7th August, 2020 as part of International webinar series hosted by Post Graduate Department of Physics. Dr. Anand B. Puthirath (Post Doctoral Research Associate, Materials Science and Nano-Engineering, RICE University, USA) served as resource person for the first webinar of the series.

Detailed Report
International Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on " Energy Generation and Storage by Fibers " was organized on 10th September, 2020 by Post Graduate Department of Physics

An international webinar on 'Energy Generation and Storage by Fibers' was organized on 10th September, 2020 as part of International webinar series hosted by Post Graduate Department of Physics under DBT Star College Scheme. Prof. Rajan Jose (Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technology, University of Malaysia, Pahang) served as resource person for the second webinar of the series.

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International Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on " Nanometrology for wide-bandgap Semiconductors " was organized on 11th September, 2020 by Post Graduate Department of Physics

An international webinar on 'Nanometrology for wide-bandgap Semiconductors' was organized on 11th September, 2020 as part of International webinar series hosted by Post Graduate Department of Physics under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. Naresh Kumar Gunasekar (Senior Research associate, Dept.of Physics, University of Strathclyde, John Andersin building, Glascow, U.K) served as resource person for the third webinar of the series.

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International Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on " Backyard Aquaculture Practices" was organized on 9th October, 2020 by Department of Zoology

An international webinar on 'Backyard Aquaculture Practices' was organized on 9th October, 2020 hosted by Department of Zoology under DBT Star College Scheme. Prof. Sambhu Chithambaran(Faculty of Marine Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) served as resource person. The main focus of the webinar was on different types of aquaculture practices.

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National Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on "Transition metal catalysis in Organic Synthesis" was organized on 17th October, 2020 by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry

A National webinar on 'Transition metal catalysis in Organic Synthesis' was organized on 17th October 2020 hosted by post graduate department of Chemistry under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr.G.Anil Kumar(Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, MG University, Kottayam) handled the session. The resource person delivered a lecture on asymmetric oxidation with special reference to epoxidation using Ru and Fe.

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National Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on "Early Detection and Management of Breast Cancer" was organized on 20th October, 2020 by Department of Zoology

A National webinar on 'Early detection and management of breast cancer' was organized on 20th October 2020 as part of national webinar series hosted by department of Zoology in association with health club under DBT Star College Scheme. Breast cancer awareness month is celebrated in October, for this year the theme is 'Give hope, Save Lives'. Dr.Priya Balakrishnan (Assistant professor, Department of Radiation, Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.) served as the resource person.

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International Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on "Organic Light Emitting Diode- Fundamentals and Applications " was organized on 31st October, 2020 by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry

An international webinar on organic light emitting diodes- fundamentals and applications' was organized on 31st October, 2020 hosted by post graduate Department of Chemistry under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr Sujith S S (Research & Development Engineer, Raystar Optronics, Taiwan) handled the session. His talk included basics of OLEDs, the methods of preparation and the research being carried out in the same field

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Orientation Programme: Online orientation programme on " Industry oriented Computer Hardware Course " was organized on 5th December, 2020 by Post Graduate Department of Physics

An orientation programme on 'industry oriented Computer Hardware Course' was organized on 5th December, 2020 under DBT Star College Scheme. Mr. Vidhu.D ( Developer, ZEANET technologies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) handled the session. The programme provided an opportunity to enrich the students with information regarding the computer hardware and the current status of Hardware development.

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Training Workshop: An awareness training workshop on "Snakes and First Aid to Snake Bite " was organized on 28th January, 2021 by Department of Zoology

An awareness training workshop on 'Snakes and first aid to snake bite' was organized on 28th January 2021 by Department of Zoology in association with nature club under DBT Star College Scheme. Sri. Vava Suresh(Indian wildlife conservationist and a snake expert, Kerala) handled the session. The aim of the workshop was to give awareness about different types of snakes, the ways of identification and first aid to snake bite.

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Field Visit: A one day training programme at CEPCI Kollam on " Residue Analysis using Gas Chromatography" by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry on 30th January 2021

A field visit to Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI), Kollam was organized for final year degree students on 30th January 2021 as part of DBT Star College scheme programme. The training was on residue analysis using Gas Chromatograph. Pesticide analysis and water quality analysis is mainly done in CEPCI, Kollam.

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Field Visit: A field visit to ADAK Centre was conducted for final year degree students on 12th February 2021 by Department of Botany

A field visit to Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode was organized for final year degree students on 12th February 2021 as part of DBT Star College scheme programme. KSCSTE - JNTBGRI is the only organization in India, which maintains a 300 acre conservatory garden for the wild tropical plant genetic resources of the country, besides a multidisciplinary R & D system dealing with conservation, management and sustainable utilization of tropical plant resources.

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Webinar: Lecture-cum-presentation on "Careers and Opportunities in Zoology" was organized on 15th February, 2021 by Department of Zoology

A webinar on 'Careers and opportunities in Zoology' was organized on 15th February 2021 by department of Zoology under DBT Star College scheme. Dr.Mano Mohan Antony (Assistant Professor, PG Department of Zoology, University College, Thiruvananthapuram) served as the resource person.

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Orientation Programme: An Orientation programme for first year degree students titled "Why Science ? " was organized on 16th February, 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Physics

An orientation programme on 'Why Science?' was organized on 16th February, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. R. Raveendran( Emeritus Professor, UGC) handled the session. Talk included various aspects like the importance of science in life, how to create scientific approach, different scientific institutions across country and a way to succeed in life with the help of scientific learning.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on" What do postulates of Quantum Mechanics tell us?" was organized on 17th February, 2021 FN by Post Graduate Department of Physics

An invited talk on 'What do postulates of Quantum Mechanics tell us' was organized on 17th February, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. Renjith R( Assistant Professor of Physics, Central Polytechnic College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) handled the session. Talk included fundamentals of Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics and also how to correlate them in different situations.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on" Elements of Statistical Mechanics" was organized on 17th February, 2021 AN by Post Graduate Department of Physics

An invited talk on 'Elements of Statistical Mechanics' was organized on 17th February, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. V. Manikandan Nair (Principal(Rtd), Government College, Attingal, Kerala) handled the session. Talk included different statistical approaches and its derivations, micro and macro states, ensembles and phase space.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on "Photo catalysis by Nano titania in Pollution Control" was organized on 19th February 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Physics.

In view of Science day Celebrations, an invited talk on' Photo catalysis by Nano titania in Pollution Control' was organized on 19th February 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. Sugunan S( Emeritus Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology) officially inaugurated the session and handled the informative session.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on" Viruses: Old Ones and the New" was organized on 20th February, 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry

An invited talk on 'Viruses : Old ones and the new' was organized on 20th February, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr Jubi John( Senior Scientist (NIIST) & Assistant Professor of AcSIR, CSTD, CSIR-NIIST) handled the session. Topics included old and the new viruses and the disease caused by these viruses and how viruses utilize host cell functions for their multiplication

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Invited talk: An invited talk on" Supercapacitors An Overview" was organized on 24th February, 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Physics

An invited talk on 'Supercapacitors an Overview' was organized on 24th February, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. R.B. Rakhi (UGC- Assistant Professor, Ramanujan Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Kerala) handled the session. Topics include most promising energy storage device supercapacitors, need of energy storage device, fundamental aspects of Supercapacitors etc.

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National Science Day 2021 Celebrations: An invited talk on "Science and Humanity" was organized on 28th February 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Physics.

The focal theme of National Science Day Celebrations 2021 was 'Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work'. An invited talk was conducted on 28th February 2021 in connection with national science day celebrations under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. Renjith.S (Scientist B, Central Analytical Facility (CAF), DTQM, BMT Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Sattlemond Palace, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram.) officially inaugurated the session and delivered a lecture on 'Science and Humanity'. Talk covered topics including Raman effect, Raman spectroscopy, Raman scattering etc.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on" Phytochemical Techniques " and " Herbarium Techniques" was organized on 3rd March, 2021 by Department of Botany

An invited talk on 'Phytochemical Techniques ' and 'Herbarium Techniques' was organized on 3rd March, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. K B Ramesh Kumar (Senior Scientist, PhytoChemistry and Phytopharmacology Division, TBGRI, Palode) handled the first session of the day and Dr.RajKumar (Senior Scientist, Plant Systematics & Evolutionary Science, TBGRI, Palode) handled the second session.

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National Science Day 2021 Celebrations: An invited talk was organized on 4th March 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry.

The focal theme of National Science Day Celebrations 2021 was 'Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work'. An invited talk was conducted on 4th March 2021 in connection with national science day celebrations under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. V. Sadasivan (Associate Professor and former Head, Department of Chemistry, University College, Trivandrum) was invited as the Chief Guest for the program.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on" Functional Materials" was organized on 6th March, 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry

An invited talk on 'Functional Materials' was organized on 6th March, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr Sreejalekshmi( Associate Professor, IIST, Trivandrum) delivered the lecture.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on" The Science of Road Safety" was organized on 9th March, 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Physics

An invited talk on 'The Science of Road Safety' was organized on 9th March, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr. Vaishakan Thampi D S( Assistant Professor,Department of Physics, M.G.College, Thiruvananthapuram) handled the session. He gave an insight into the motion of vehicles and expressed his views on how road accidents in India can be reduced by knowing the Physics behind the motion of vehicles.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on" Role of Chemistry in Developing a New World" was organized on 13th March, 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry

An invited talk on 'Role of chemistry in developing a new world ' was organized on 13th March, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr Renjith S (Scientist B, Central Analytical facility, Department of Technology and Quality Managememt, BMT Wing, SCTIMST, Trivandrum) delivered the lecture. Talk elaborated on the discoveries of eminent scientists in the world.

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Field Visit: A field visit to CTCRI was conducted for second year degree students on 19th March 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry

A field visit to CTCRI, Sreekaryam, Thiruvananthapuram was organized for second year degree students on 19th March 2021 as part of DBT Star College scheme programme. Principal Scientist of Soil Science Laboratory Dr Byju gave an informative lecture on the topic Soil Analysis. Structural, biological and chemical properties of soil were explained in detail.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on "Lithium Ion Batteries- An Outlook on Present & Future" was organized on 20th March, 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry

An invited talk on 'Lithium ion batteries- an outlook on present & future ' was organized on 20th March, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr Bibin John (Sscientist SF, Energy system division, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram) was the resource person. The seminar focused on various applications of lithium-ion batteries on present and future.

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Field Visit: A field visit to ADAK Centre was conducted for final year degree students on 20th March 2021 by Department of Zoology

A field visit to ADAK Centre was organized for final year degree students on 20th March 2021 as part of DBT Star College scheme programme. The ADAK Centre near Varkala Cliff includes Marine and freshwater Aquarium, Multispecies Shrimp Hatchery and Aquatic animal Health centre. An aquatic animal health centre is a newly introduced lab working at ADAK.

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Field Visit: A field visit to Bee Keeping Centre was conducted for final year degree students on 22nd March 2021 by Department of Zoology

A field visit to Bee Keeping Centre, Horticorp, Mavelikkara was organized for final year degree students on 22nd March 2021 as part of DBT Star College scheme programme. After an initial presentation, hands-on training was given to manage apiaries, bees and collection of honey and identification of different bees and hives.

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Hands-on training Workshop: A field visit to JNTBGRI, Palode for final year degree students on 26th March 2021 by Department of Botany

A field visit to Phytochemical & phytopharmacology division at JNTBGRI, Palode was organized for final year degree students on 26th March 2021 as part of DBT Star College scheme programme. The hands-on training workshop helped them to understand the type of work going on in the lab. The workshop included Extraction of plant material (Lemon grass)using Soxhlet distillation, Separation of plant compounds (TLC& column chromatography and Characterization techniques. They got an opportunity to visit the -GC-MS lab and know about one of the latest techniques in Phytochemistry.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on "Virtual Methods to Teach Chemistry" was organized on 27th March, 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry

An invited talk on 'Virtual methods to teach Chemistry' was organized on 27th March, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Dr Retheesh Krishnan ( Research Officer, RUSA- State Project Directorate, Trivandrum) was the resource person. He effectively delivered an introduction of various virtual methods to teach Chemistry. He talked about various softwares such as Orbital Viewer to study about structure and configuration of different orbitals, Chirality-2 to identify chiral centre of complex molecules, isomers, nomenclature etc and also about various online Chemistry text books.

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Invited talk: An invited talk on" Heronry Birds and Urbanization" was organized on 29th March, 2021 by Department of Zoology

An invited talk on 'Heronry Birds and Urbanization' was organized on 29th March, 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Sri. Roshanth R(Secretary, Malabar Awareness and Rescue center for wildlife, Kannur) was the resource person. The talk on ‘Heronry Birds and Urbanization’ touched areas like population ecology, climate and land use change, adaptation, anthropogenic impact, wild life conservation and impact of urbanization.

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Hands on- training workshop: Hands on training workshop in Computer Science(C++ programs) on 31st March, 2021 by Post Graduate Department of Physics

A hands-on training workshop in Computer Science(C++ programs) for final year degree students were organized on 31st march 2021 under DBT Star College Scheme. Smt.Niranjananath V.S ( Php Developer, Hiworth Solutions, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram) handled the session. Initially a brief explanation of C++ programs and the method of writing were discussed. After the lecture hands-on training was conducted in the college main computer lab. The participants acquired enough knowledge in writing the programs and also in compiling the program and to eliminate the errors before execution.

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