- Research @ SH
- Areas of Research
- Guides & Scholars
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- Heartian Science Congress
- Heartian Journals
- Labs and Centers
Sacred Heart College is recognized by Mahatma Gandhi University as research centre for doctoral research in seven disciplines. Botany, Chemistry, Zoology, Physics ,Commerce, English, and Economics are the departments with faculty as research guides. As many as 116 Ph. D degrees have been awarded through these departments in the last five years. In addition, over 400 research articles have been published in national and international research journals by its research departments. Currently, 40 scholars are engaged in research in the college.
Botany: Since its inception in 1988, the centre has produced 23 Ph.Ds spreading over varied branches such as Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Cytology, Phycology, Phytochemistry, Microbiology, Tissue Culture, Environmental Science, Plant Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Pollination Biology, Ethnobotany, etc. The first patent from the college has also being filed and awarded from this research department.
Chemistry: The research activity is targeted mainly on Computational Quantum Chemistry, Molecular Simulations, Reaction Mechanism Studies, Material and Nano science and Drug Design.
Commerce: Research in the areas of Finance, Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Consumer Protection are offered at the research center.
Economics: The Research Centre of the Department of Economics is a hub of research scholars. The department offers research in areas like Banking, Agricultural economics, financial economics, insurance, Business economics, industrial economics, Environmental economics, fisheries economics, gender studies, public finance etc. The department has produces 53 PhDs and perhaps it is the largest number in a college in the state. The research wing has published more than 75 papers in leading research journals.
English: The Department of English became an approved Centre for Research in English Studies under Mahatma Gandhi University in 2019. There are two approved research guides who lead the research programme at the centre. Currently, there are five part-time and four full-time research scholars at the centre, who pursue their research leading to PhD. The thrust areas of research are: Medical Humanities/Health Humanities, Critical humanities, Cultural Studies, Disability studies, Refugee Narratives, Translation Studies, Para-Textual Studies and Political Cartoons.
Physics: There are three topics of research being pursued, currently: (i) space science (ii) materials science and (iii) computational physics.
Zoology: Advanced research in the fields such as Arachnology, Neurobiology of Ageing, Ant Taxonomy, Ichthyotaxonomy, Biodiversity and Endocrinology are the thrust areas of research. The Division of Arachnology is the only centre in south India devoted exclusively for the research on spiders and their kin.
Currently we have active researchers working in the following broad areas. You may access the departmental research pages via the links provided below.
|Sl. No||Name of PhD Scholar||Name of the Department||Name of the Guide||Year of Registration of the Scholar|
|1||Annie Xavier||Botany||Dr. Jose John||2019|
|2||Athul Kuriakose||Commerce||Dr. Sajoy P. B.||2019|
|3||Elsa George||Commerce||Dr. Sajoy P. B.||2019|
|4||Alice Kurian||English||Dr. K. M. Johnson||2019|
|5||Bijo N. Mathew||English||Dr. K. M. Johnson||2019|
|6||Rose Mary||English||Dr. K. M. Johnson||2019|
|7||Sabu Thomas||English||Dr. K. M. Johnson||2019|
|8||Sunil K. V.||English||Dr. K. M. Johnson||2019|
|9||Amritha R Krishnan||English||Dr. K. M. Johnson||2019|
|10||Jain Mary Sajeev||English||Dr. Rajesh M||2019|
|11||Shijo Varghese||English||Dr. Rajesh M||2019|
|12||Sruti Paul||English||Dr. Rajesh M||2019|
|13||Aneesh Mathew Vergis||Zoology||Dr. Mathew M. J.||2019|
|14||Aswathy R.||Botany||Dr. Jose John||2018|
|15||Gayathri Sharma||Botany||Dr. Jose John||2018|
|16||Bashida V B||Chemistry||Dr. Abi T.G||2018|
|17||Joseph Libin K. L.||Chemistry||Dr. Abi T.G||2018|
|18||Reshma Joy||Chemistry||Dr. Jinu George||2018|
|19||Sayesh P.M||Chemistry||Dr. Jinu George||2018|
|20||Athira V. T.||Commerce||Dr. Joseph George||2018|
|21||Elizabeth Joseph||Commerce||Dr. Joseph George||2018|
|22||Neema Mary||Commerce||Dr. Joseph George||2018|
|23||Susmitha G.||Commerce||Dr. Remya Ramachandran||2018|
|24||Varsha Pramod||Commerce||Dr. Remya Ramachandran||2018|
|25||Kiran John U.||Physics||Dr. Siby Mathew||2018|
|26||Roners J. Peechat||Physics||Dr. Siby Mathew||2018|
|27||Anitha Abraham||Zoology||Dr. Mathew M. J.||2018|
|28||Minu M.||Zoology||Dr. Mathew M. J.||2018|
|29||Reshma T.S||Botany||Dr. Ima Neerakal||2017|
|30||Sheetal S Kumar||Botany||Dr. Ima Neerakal||2017|
|31||Jayalakshmi P. S.||Botany||Dr. Jose John||2017|
|32||Princymol A.P||Botany||Dr. M.S Francis||2017|
|33||Jibin K. Varughese||Chemistry||Dr. Abi T.G||2017|
|34||Deepak J. Prabhu||Chemistry||Dr. Franklin John||2017|
|35||Riya Mary||Commerce||Dr. Joseph George||2017|
|36||Jithin Johnson||Zoology||Dr. Mathew M. J.||2017|
|37||Abin Joseliph||Zoology||Dr. Samson Davis||2017|
|38||Shanti Vasudevan C. N.||Botany||Dr. Ima Neerakal||2016|
|39||Kiran Kumar E.||Zoology||Dr. T. J. James||2016|
|40||Jimmy Paul||Zoology||Dr. P A Sebastian||2016|
|41||Smitha John||Commerce||Dr. Mathew Jose K.||2015|
|42||Parvathy V. Mavelil||Botany||Dr. M. S. Francis||2015|
|43||Anju Linda Varghese||Chemistry||Dr. M. George||2015|
|44||Ancy V.P||Economics||Dr. K.V. Raju||2015|
|45||Febin Kurian Francis||Economics||Dr. K.V. Raju||2015|
|46||Jeena Mariot Xavier||Economics||Dr. K.V. Raju||2015|
|47||Smiji A.J||Economics||Dr. K.V. Raju||2015|
|48||Lissy Kachappilly||English||Dr. K. M. Johnson||2015|
|49||Nandakumar A.||Zoology||Dr. Philip Mathew||2015|
|50||Raagam P. M.||Zoology||Dr. Philip Mathew||2015|
|51||Uma Surendran||Zoology||Dr. Philip Mathew||2015|
|52||Soumya Murali||Botany||Dr. M. S. Francis||2015|
|53||Swapna Vijayan||Botany||Dr. C. M. Joy||2015|
|54||Maria Linsha P. L.||Chemistry||Dr. M. George||2014|
|55||Fairooz Ashareff||Commerce||Dr. Mathew Jose K.||2014|
|56||Angel Blossom||Commerce||Dr. Mathew Jose K.||2014|
|57||Jisha T U||Commerce||Dr. Mathew Jose K.||2014|
|58||Arjun Mohan||Commerce||Dr. Mathew Jose K.||2014|
|59||Princy Francis||Commerce||Dr. Mathew Jose K.||2014|
|60||Rigi T. P.||Economics||Dr. V. T. Jose||2014|
|61||Maneesha E.S||Economics||Dr. V. T. Jose||2014|
|62||Sunish E||Zoology||Dr. P. A. Sebastian||2014|
|63||Pradeep M.S.||Zoology||Dr. P.A. Sebastian||2014|
|64||Resmi C P||Economics||Dr. V. T. Jose||2014|
Research Promotion Policy
Sacred Heart College is determined to facilitate the process of knowledge creation as part of quality assurance. On this account the institution maintains a Research Policy that marks its commitment to enhance research in various fields, at varying levels. The policy ensures the availability of a research environment to both the staff and students of the college.
Sacred Heart College management expects its members of faculty to engage in high-quality research and publish in indexed and highly rated journals. SHARE (Sacred Heart Advanced Research Endeavour) and SHRI (Sacred Heart Research Initiatives) have been formulated to promote a culture of research and publication in the College. The forum organizes Annual Science Congress involving the presentations of the research scholars of the research centres in the college and project findings of various PG programmes.
- To promote research as a process that develops intellectual capital and innovation by encouraging interdisciplinary research and joint and individual research projects covering more than one domain.
- To demonstrate quality by maintaining integrity and ethics in research.
- To integrate research and teaching through instructional and translational research.
- To provide appropriate coordination to all the research activities in the college by attuning the research with the vision and mission and college.
- To create an awareness among the students, teachers and research scholars about the different dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights such as patents, copyright etc and also how to respect the same.
- To provide a proper channel of information regarding the research opportunities offered by different academic, research, industrial or government establishments.
- To help faculties to avail leave for the purpose of research.
- To establish link between various authorised channels or agencies of funding for the purpose of research and provide information regarding the same to the students, scholars and faculty.
- To encourage and facilitate publication in various recognized National/International journals, participation and presentation of papers in various National/International seminars and conferences and participation in academic events like workshops among students, scholars and faculty.
- To facilitate community-oriented researches that would lead to the development of the society.
- To maintain high standards of ethics and integrity by observing that the researchers follow the code of ethics in research as regulated by the UGC and the University to which the college is affiliated (Mahatma Gandhi University).
Promotion of Research
The Undergraduate students of the college are supposed to submit a project work of practical use to the society by the end of their course. These projects can be individual or group works. The Postgraduate students are supposed to submit their dissertations in the final semester. These dissertations are expected to meet the standards of publication. There areseven research departments in the college and they stand as testimonial to the ardent research culture developed in the college over the years. The research processes are regularly reviewed and necessary measures are implemented for the betterment of the same. The research scholars are provided with lab and library facilities and software assistance.
The college has instituted two journals to offer a suitable platform for the faculty members, research scholars and students to publish their research findings and encourage them to bring to the notice of society issues of contemporary importance.
The college library provides software assistance to check plagiarism for both students and faculty members. In order to ensure the originality of the research projects or dissertations, the students are asked to avail a certificate from the library stating the percentage of plagiarism. Any research work that goes beyond the set limit of plagiarism shall not be evaluated. Also, the students are encouraged to present and publish original individual papers.
The college has always encouraged and supported its faculty members to obtain research degrees, by making all possible concessions, with the approval of the authorities concerned and within the framework of the institutional HR policy. The faculty members are constantly encouraged to engage in Minor and Major projects and attain post-doctoral and inter-disciplinary projects.
SHARE- The College has created a forum, Sacred Heart Advanced Research Endeavour (SHARE), to promote and understand research related advancements and application, headed by the Research Dean of the college. SHARE is an interdisciplinary forum, consisting of students, teachers and research scholars, which mentors research initiatives in the college. The forum provides the young researchers with active support through lectures, workshops, seminars and discussions on the frontier areas of research.
SHRI- In order to assist the staff and students with their research the college has introduced Sacred Heart Research Initiative (SHRI). SHRI ensures that the college sets apart an amount to facilitate faculty and student research that would leadto practical community involvement and publication.
The Consultancy Policy of the college aims at extending the research and academic skills of the faculty to different layers of the society for practical purposes. These consultancy endeavours can either be voluntary or paid. 75 % of the income generated through consultancy programmes will go to the concerned faculty and the remaining amount will be used for the welfare of the staff. The college facilitates such activities by making necessary amendments and adjustments in the schedule in favour of the concerned faculty.
Name of the project/endowments, chairs
Name of the Principal Investigator/ Co Investigator (if applicable)
Name of the Funding agency
Department of Principal Investigator/ Co Investigator
Year of Award
|Year 1 (2018-19)|
|Federal Assistance award||Mr. Babu Joseph||US Department of state Federal Assistance Award.||Non Government||Communication||2018-19|
|Enhancing efficiency of new generation anticancer drugs.||Dr. Jinu George||KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala||Government||Chemistry||2018-19|
|Year 2 (2017-18)|
|Indian Chelonethida: Taxonomy, Ecology And Phylogeography Of Pseudoscorpions With Special Reference To Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot||Dr. Mathew M.J.||Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, New Delhi||Government||Zoology||2017-18|
|American Arts Incubator||Asha Achy Joseph||Zero 1||Non Government||Communication||2017-18|
|Eradication of Mucuna bracteata from Kanyakumari Wildlife Sancturay, Tamil Nadu||Dr. Giby Kuriakose||Department of Forests and Wildlife, Tamil Nadu||Government||Botany||2017-18|
|Bridging the gap in the systematics of Indian araneofauna: An integrated approach using phylogeny and behaviour||Dr. P. A. Sebastian||Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, New Delhi||Government||Zoology||2017-18|
|Year 3 (2016-17)|
|Minor Research Project||Rajesh James||UGC||Government||English||2016-17|
|Communication Incubation Centre||Asha Achy Joseph||UNICEF||Non Government||Communication||2016-17|
|Year 4 (2015-16)|
|The effective implementation of swachh bharat mission at tourism destinations in Kerala with active participationof stakeholders Minor research project||Dr. Radhika P. C.||UGC||Government||Commerce S/F||2015-16|
|Restoration of Orchids in Human Transformed Landscape Involving Local Community in Wayanad District, Kerala, India.||Dr. Giby Kuriakose||SDCOS USA||Non-Government||Botany||2015-16|
|Expert committee of young scientist and group monitoring workshop in the area of life science||Dr. M. S. Francis||DST-SERB||Government||Botany||2015-16|
|Ore Udal (Film Production)||Dr. Asha Achy Joseph||Sharada Productions||Non Government||Communication||2015-16|
|Year 5 (2014-15)|
|Volatility in Rubber prices and its impact on the rubber plantation sector in Kerala||Dr. K. V. Raju||UGC||Government||Economics||2014-15|
|Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) in the cloud forests of the sky islands in Western Ghats: A taxonomic and eco-biogeographical approach||Dr. Mathew M.J.||Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, New Delhi||Government||Zoology||2014-15|
|Minor Research Project: “Assembling ‘Climate Change’: An Actor-Network Analysis of the Controversy in Fiction”||Mr. Aravind R. Nair||UGC||Government||English||2013-14|
|Taxonomic study of jumping spiders (Arachinada: Satlicidae) using scanning electron microscopy||Dr. Samson Davis||UGC||Government||Zoology||2013-14|
|The representation of contemporary Kerala culture in the new wave films of Malayalam||Dr. Xavier C. S.||UGC||Government||Oriental language||2013-14|
|Synthesis of functionalized triazatriangulenium cations and their self-assembled monolayer formation on metal surfaces||Mr. Senju Devassykkutty||UGC||Government||Chemistry||2013-14|
|Theoretical investigation on acetylene based electro-active polymers||Dr. Ignatious Abraham||UGC||Government||Chemistry||2013-14|
|An Experimental and DFT study of the UV /Visible Spectra of azo dye and nitro substituted aromatic amides||Dr. June Cyriac||UGC||Government||Chemistry||2013-14|
|Mobility Management Techniques for the Next Generation Wireless Networks||Mrs. Regitha M R||UGC||Government||Computer Science||2013-14|
|Diversity, Community organisation and conservation strategies of epiphytic orchids in different land use types in the Western Ghats||Dr. Giby Kuriakose||UGC||Government||Botany||2013-14|
|A study of julia sets as the sets of sensitive points of a chaotic function Minor Research Project||Mr. Sanil Jose||UGC||Government||Mathematics||2013-14|
|Some aspects of Deterministic theory Minor Research Project||Mr. Didimos K V||UGC||Government||Mathematics||2013-14|
|Bulk Modulus determination of III-V semi conductors UGC MRP||Dr. Roby Cherian||UGC||Government||Physics||2013-14|
|Novel amphiphilic polymer drug conjugate for RNA targeting||Dr. Jinu George||Department of Biotechnology||Government||Chemistry||2013-14|
|A study on the cultivation and trade in nutmeg with special reference to Kerala UGC MRP||Mr. Sanu Varghese||UGC||Government||Commerce||2013-14|
|Development of Polymeric acid doped porous PBI membranes for Fuel Cell Applications||Dr. Jorphin Joseph||UGC||Government||Chemistry||2013-14|
|Environmental impact of paddy and prawn farming in the pokkali fields of Kerala||Mrs. Agile Joy||UGC||Government||Economics||2013-14|
|Spear heading the natives struggles.Emancipatory trends in post colonial African poetry. Minor Research Project||Mr. Sunil K.V||UGC||Government||English||2013-14|
|Spiders and pseudoscorpions of Western Ghats||Dr. P. A. Sebastian||Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), New Delhi||Government||Zoology||2013-14|
|Savings and Investment Pattern of Stock Investors in Kerala State||Dr. Sajoy P. B.||UGC||Government||Commerce||2013-14|
Publications - Journal Article
Our community contributes regularly towards journals, conferences, books, book chapters, popular articles etc. Our list of publications can be accessed here.
|Name of the faculty||Name of the collaborating agency|
Dr. Franklin John,
Dr. Jinu George
|Department of Biochemistry, IISc, Bangalore|
|Dr. Sumod SG||FAPEP,Brazil|
|Dr. Sumod SG||Institute of Space Earth Environmental Research, Japan|
|Dr.Giby Kuriakose||Ecology Labs, Central University, Kerala|
|Dr.Roby Cherian||Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Universität Hamburg, Germany|
|Dr.Roby Cherian||The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging, Hamburg, Germany|
|Dr.Roby Cherian||Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore|
|Sl No:||Name of the teacher awarded national/ international fellowship/financial support||Name of the award/fellowship||Year of Award||Awarding Agency|
|1||Dr. Jinu George||UGC Travel Grant||2018-19||Material Science Conference, Sweden|
|2||Dr. Rajesh James||Special Jury Documentary Award (In Thunder Lightning and Rain)||2018-19||International Film festival of Shimla|
|3||Dr. Mathew M J||International travel grant award||2018-19||BioPat, Germany|
|4||Dr. Sumod S G||Kerala State Young Scientist Award||2017-18||Kerala State Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Government of Kerala|
|5||Dr. Rajesh James||Nominated for Best Documentary (Naked Wheels)||2017-18||18th Annual New York Indian Film Festival|
|6||Dr. Johnson X. Palackappilli||AIACHE Best Principal Award||2017-18||All India Association for Christian Higher Education|
|7||Dr. Sumod S G||URSI Young Scientist||2016-17||International Union of Radio Science|
|8||Dr.Sumod S G||SCOSTEP Visting Scientist||2016-17||Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics|
|9||Dr. Jinu George||UGC Travel Grant||2016-17||RSC conference, UK|
|10||Dr. Pius Augustine||International Student Exchange Award||2016-17||Japan Student Services Organization|
|11||Dr. Rajesh James||Best documentary Short Film (Naked Wheels)||2016-17||Mumbai International Queer Film Festival|
|12||Dr. Rajesh James||Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker (Naked Wheels)||2016-17||Riyad Wadia Award|
|13||Dr. Mathew M. J.||UGC Travel Grant||2016-17||International conference of Arachnology, USA|
|15||Dr. Philip Mathew||Commonwealth Scholarship under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan||2014-15||Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom|
|16||Dr Jorphin Joseph||Raman research award||2014-15||UGC|
|Name of the project||Name of the Principal Investigator||Name of the Funding agency||Department of Principal Investigator||Year of Award||Funds provided (INR in lakhs)|
|Federal Assistance award||Mr. Babu Joseph||US Department of state Federal Assistance Award.||Communication||2018-19||14|
|Enhancing efficiency of new generation anticancer drugs.||Dr. Jinu George||KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala||Chemistry||2018-19||25.32|
|Indian Chelonethida: Taxonomy, Ecology And Phylogeography Of Pseudoscorpions With Special Reference To Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot||Dr. Mathew M.J.||Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, New Delhi||Zoology||2017-18||40.27|
|American Arts Incubator||Asha Achy Joseph||Zero 1||Communication||2017-18||1.4|
|Eradication of Mucuna bracteata from Kanyakumari Wildlife Sancturay, Tamil Nadu||Dr. Giby Kuriakose||Department of Forests and Wildlife, Tamil Nadu||Botany||2017-18||2|
|Bridging the gap in the systematics of Indian araneofauna: An integrated approach using phylogeny and behaviour||Dr. P. A. Sebastian||Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, New Delhi||Zoology||2017-18||66.85|
|Minor Research Project||Rajesh James||UGC||English||2016-17||1.5|
|Communication Incubation Centre||Asha Achy Joseph||UNICEF||Communication||2016-17||9.89|
|The effective implementation of swachh bharat mission at tourism destinations in Kerala with active participationof stakeholders Minor research project||Dr. Radhika P. C.||UGC||Commerce S/F||2015-16||0.8|
|Restoration of Orchids in Human Transformed Landscape Involving Local Community in Wayanad District, Kerala, India.||Dr. Giby Kuriakose||SDCOS USA||Botany||2015-16||2.07|
|Expert committee of young scientist and group monitoring workshop in the area of life science||Dr. M. S. Francis||DST-SERB||Botany||2015-16||13.75|
|Ore Udal (Film Production)||Dr. Asha Achy Joseph||Sharada Productions||Communication||2015-16||4.5|
|Volatility in Rubber prices and its impact on the rubber plantation sector in Kerala||Dr. K. V. Raju||UGC||Economics||2014-15||0.9|
|Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) in the cloud forests of the sky islands in Western Ghats: A taxonomic and eco-biogeographical approach||Dr. Mathew M.J.||Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, New Delhi||Zoology||2014-15||41.49|
|Minor Research Project: “Assembling ‘Climate Change’: An Actor-Network Analysis of the Controversy in Fiction”||Mr. Aravind R. Nair||UGC||English||2014-15||1.45|
|Taxonomic study of jumping spiders (Arachinada: Satlicidae) using scanning electron microscopy||Dr. Samson Davis||UGC||Zoology||2014-15||1.35|
|Synthesis of functionalized triazatriangulenium cations and their self-assembled monolayer formation on metal surfaces||Mr. Senju Devassykkutty||UGC||Chemistry||2014-15||1.9|
|Theoretical investigation on acetylene based electro-active polymers||Dr. Ignatious Abraham||UGC||Chemistry||2014-15||1.8|
|An Experimental and DFT study of the UV /Visible Spectra of azo dye and nitro substituted aromatic amides||Dr. June Cyriac||UGC||Chemistry||2014-15||1.7|
|Mobility Management Techniques for the Next Generation Wireless Networks||Mrs. Regitha M R||UGC||Computer Science||2014-15||1.3|
|Diversity, Community organisation and conservation strategies of epiphytic orchids in different land use types in the Western Ghats||Dr. Giby Kuriakose||UGC||Botany||2014-15||1.5|
|A study of julia sets as the sets of sensitive points of a chaotic function Minor Research Project||Mr. Sanil Jose||UGC||Mathematics||2014-15||1.9|
|Some aspects of Deterministic theory Minor Research Project||Mr. Didimos K V||UGC||Mathematics||2014-15||1.35|
|Bulk Modulus determination of III-V semi conductors UGC MRP||Dr. Roby Cherian||UGC||Physics||2014-15||1.95|
|Novel amphiphilic polymer drug conjugate for RNA targeting||Dr. Jinu George||Department of Biotechnology||Chemistry||2014-15||14.72|
|A study on the cultivation and trade in nutmeg with special reference to Kerala UGC MRP||Mr. Sanu Varghese||UGC||Commerce||2014-15||0.85|
|Development of Polymeric acid doped porous PBI membranes for Fuel Cell Applications||Dr. Jorphin Joseph||UGC||Chemistry||2014-15||10.74|
|Environmental impact of paddy and prawn farming in the pokkali fields of Kerala||Mrs. Agile Joy||UGC||Economics||2014-15||1.5|
|Spear heading the natives struggles.Emancipatory trends in post colonial African poetry. Minor Research Project||Mr. Sunil K.V||UGC||English||2014-15||1.4|
|Spiders and pseudoscorpions of Western Ghats||Dr. P. A. Sebastian||Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), New Delhi||Zoology||2014-15||32.16|
|Savings and Investment Pattern of Stock Investors in Kerala State||Dr. Sajoy P. B.||UGC||Commerce||2014-15||1|
|Diversity and Composition of Litter and Ground Dwelling Spiders in the Western Ghats of Kerala||Dr. P. A. Sebastian||Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, New Delhi||Zoology||2014-15||49.98|
|Altering Alterity, Speaking Subaltern Self in Theyyam||Bijo N Mathew||UGC||English||2014-15||1.3|
|Spatial Distribution of Orchid Communities in relation to the Habitat and Microclimate in the Western Ghats||Dr. Giby Kuriakose||Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, New Delhi||Botany||2014-16||17.6|
|Graph Pebbling: A Detailed Study||Jeet Kurian Mattam||UGC||Mathematics||2014-15||0.9|
|Impact of Misleading Advertisement – A Study Conducted among Teenagers and their Parents in Kochi City||Tessa Mary Jose||UGC||Commerce||2014-15||1.2|
|Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) has always recognized the value of its faculty undertaking consultancy work for outside agencies and organizations. Consultancy is an important channel through which ideas and services can be transacted between the College and the outside agencies. The college has been offering a bevy of consultancy services offered by its faculty and scholars to the public. This has the twin advantage of deploying the knowledge-base of the institution creatively and for the benefit of a larger community along with earning recognitions and rewards for the experts at the institution. Consultancy activities are promoted with a view to fostering industry – institute collaboration and to strengthen the institute’s intervention in societal transformation and development. The college shall also develop modern infrastructural facilities for consultancy and offer the required training for the faculty.||
Heartian Consultancy Catalogue
|Consultancy involves the transfer of knowledge and is usually the transfer of knowledge and expertise to outside agencies for financial and non-financial benefits. The main consultancy services offered by the College includes training programmes for various stakeholders, expert advice, analysis and interpretation of data, conduct of various national/international examinations, which require special experience and expertise etc. Normally, it does not involve the production of new knowledge and is achieved in the short term through activities that may be completed in a few days or weeks. The College does not appoint people from outside for offering consultancy; it is offered by faculty and involves extra work.||
SHARE – Sacred Heart Advanced Research Endeavour
Sacred Heart Advanced Research Endeavour (SHARE) is an interdisciplinary forum created in 2010, consisting of students, teachers and research scholars, which monitors and mentors research initiatives in the college. It also promotes inter-disciplinary collaboration and sharing of available human and infrastructural resources. The forum not only provides a platform for young researchers to hone their aptitude but also provides them active support through organizing talks, workshops, seminars and discussions on frontier areas of research, fund generation, consultancy work and patenting. The forum also acts as a platform for research guides to share their expertise and experiences and provide mutual help to produce high quality research output. The forum encourages a much-needed culture of teamwork among researchers. It also supervises the allocation of seed money for research. The forum organizes Annual Science Congress involving the presentations of the research scholars of the research centres in the college and project findings of various PG programmes. This platform is used for the review of the progress of the ongoing major and minor research projects of the college. It is also used as a platform to prepare the half-yearly report of the research scholars of various research centres of the college, which is a mandatory requirement of MG University. The activities of SHARE are coordinated by the Dean of Research and supported by the Deans of Science and Humanities.
- Coordinate the research projects of students by preparing guidelines for UG and PG research projects.
- Give necessary guidance and support to the research supervisors of various departments.
- Assist researchers to patent their inventions/products.
- Facilitate funding through the seed-money corpus of the college
- Provide necessary assistance to those who apply for minor and major research projects funded by external agencies.
SHRI – Sacred Heart Research Initiatives
This is a programme of SHARE, supported by PTA-SWT. This is to encourage research among the staff and the students. Proposals are invited and scrutinized, and as per the annual budgetary provisions, funds are allocated for various research projects. The amount is given on condition that the successful completion of the project should lead to a publication at least in a national level journal.
Heartian Science Congress
This was begun in the year 2010 as an activity of SHARE (Sacred Heart Advanced Research Endeavour). The already existing presentation contest of PG projects was the starting point. It was decided that all the departments shall join this contest, including the research scholars. It is designed to increase inter-disciplinary learning and serve as a platform for inter-departmental collaboration.
1. Qualitative improvement of PG dissertations through a two-level contest of the project
2. Dissemination of knowledge generated to the academic community
3. Enhancement of communication skills
4. Providing an occasion for the gathering of SH College researchers at the organisation.
Usually the contest is held after the PG projects are completed, and hence towards the end of July or beginning of August. After a common session with some input in new areas of research by some eminent scholar, the group gets separated into Arts, Commerce and Science streams and two of the best projects from each department are presented before the academic audience to be judged by a panel of judges. Prizes are distributed by a guest speaker, who delivers the valedictory address. The gathering also serves as the concluding finale of all the PG batches at the college