Interdisciplinary Research Centre



The Interdisciplinary Research Centre of Malankara Catholic College is a recognized research centre of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (Ref: No. MSU/RES/REGN/R.C/RC: Syndicate Resolution No: 03 dated 14-08-2008). The IRC was inaugurated by His Beatitude Cardinal Moran Mor Baselious Cleemis, the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Church on 20-09-2009. Prof. Dr. Fr. Baby Joseph CMI, Ph.D functioned as Director till October 2015.




  1. Natural Products and Drug discovery
  2. Marine Biotechnology /Marine Biomedicine
  3. Metagenomics
  4. Symbiotic Microbes
  5. Bacteriocins / Halocins
  6. Natural products against Biofouling /Biofilms
  7. Bioremediation
  8. Aquaculture
  9. Fish and Shellfish diseases and their management
  10. Conservation biology
  11. Biopesticidal management (IPM)
  12. Plant Tissue Culture

Guidance will be provided for M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D candidates in accomplishing their research projects/Dissertation work.




  • Dr. T Ebanesar, Department of Computer Science (Coordinator).
  • Dr. Mariappan, Department of Physics (Assistant Coordinator).
  • Dr. J Shyla, Department of Commerce
  • Dr. K Sunitha Kumari, Department of Biochemistry
  • Dr. Hema, Department of Microbiology
  • Dr. Rakesh Babu, Department of English
  • Dr. George David, Department of Social Work
  • Dr. David Raj, Department of Mathematics
  • Dr. Krishna Kumar, Department of Geology
  • Dr. Sam Abraham, Department of Computer Applications
  • Dr. Manjusha, Department of Biotechnology
  • Dr. Turibius Simon, Department of Biotechnology
  • Dr. Lenin John, Department of Business Administration
  • Dr. Sheela, Department of Chemistry

    The Correspondent / Principal, Malankara Catholic College (MCC) (or)
    Write to the Director (Hon.), IRC, MCC


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