RESEARCH

Research Facilities

St. Thomas College Library (Santhome Athenaeum) is one of the largest and oldest college libraries in Kerala and houses about a hundred thousand books in print. The college library is meant for supplementing the academic, intellectual, informational, inspirational, spiritual and recreational requirements of the academia with its rich resources and services.
The library provides open access to its documents and any member can browse through the collections which are arranged according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).

The Library has a collection of over 97793 volumes and 93 periodicals in print. The library is fully automated using Koha 20.11, a free and open-source integrated library management system (ILMS). The bibliographic details of all the documents in library can be searched online remotely through the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Link to OPAC is available at the exclusive website for electronic services of library.  The Library is WiFi-enabled and provided with computer access to browse online contents Entry and exit of library is aided with Automatic footfall counter which are accessible by RFID enabled ID cards . It has 80 research cabins/cubicles for research scholars and PG students 104 study carrels for individual reading with a total seating capacity for 408 persons simultaneously
Digital Database and e-Resources

  • Online resources are available from library portal at http://livestom.stthomas.ac.in/
  • Subscription to National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N- LIST) of UGC-INFLIBNET which provides remote online access to over 6000 ejournals and 799500+ e-books.
  • Faculty publications archived on institutional repository known as STArc.

Text similarity checking services for plagiarism is provided by the library using two software packages:
iThenticate and Ouriginal.

CIF Committee Members

Dr. Martin K A, Principal-In Charge(Ex-officio)
Dr. V M Chacko, Dean of Research(Ex-officio)
Dr. Joyce Jose, Joint Coordinator, Research Council(Ex-officio)
Dr. Binoy C F, Dean of Science(Chairman)
Dr. Joby Paul, Research Guide (Botany)
Dr. Vimal Kumar, Research Guide (Physics)
Dr. Joseph Joly, Research Guide (Chemistry)
Dr. Vimala John, Research Guide (Zoology)
Mr. Pauljo Paul

NONAME AND COMPANY OF EQUIPMENTDEPARTMENT IN CHARGEFUNDING SOURCE  
1GC-MS, THERMOFISCHERCHEMISTRYUGC INNOVATIVEPROGRAM 2013-2018
2FT-IR, SHIMADZUCHEMISTRYDST-FIST
3UV-VISIBLE, SHIMADZUCHEMISTRYDST-FIST
4GOUY BALANCE, SHERWOODCHEMISTRYDST-FIST
5ELECTROCHEMICAL WORK STATION,IVIUMCHEMISTRYDST-FIST
6ROTARY EVAPORATOR, IKACHEMISTRYDST-FIST
7KBR HYDRAULIC PRESS, PCICHEMISTRYDST-FIST
8PROBE SONICATOR, TCI INDIACHEMISTRYUGC MINOR
9 HOT AIR OVEN, ROTEKCHEMISTRYUGC-INNOVATIVE PROGRAM 2013-2018
10 STIRRER, ROTEK PLUSCHEMISTRYUGC-MINOR PROJECT
11MICROWAVE OVEN, KORYO CHEMISTRYKSCSTE-2008
12 LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE, ROTEKCHEMISTRYUGC-INNOVATIVE PROGRAM 2013-2018
13VACUUM OVEN, KEMI CHEMISTRYUGC-INNOVATIVE PROGRAM 2013-2018
14MUFFLE FURNACE, KEMI CHEMISTRYUGC-INNOVATIVE PROGRAM 2013-2018
15FUME HOOD, ROTEKCHEMISTRYUGC-INNOVATIVE PROGRAM 2013-2018
16MAGNETIC STIRRER, ROTEKCHEMISTRYUGC-MINOR PROJECT
17MAGNETIC STIRRER, ROTEKCHEMISTRYUGC-MINOR PROJECT
18MAGNETIC STIRRER WITH HOT PLATE, KEMICHEMISTRYKSCSTE-2008
19TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER, MICROLAB CHEMISTRYUGC-MINOR PROJECT
20TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER, MICROLAB CHEMISTRYUGC-MINOR PROJECT
21FRIDGE, WHIRLPOOLCHEMISTRY SEED MONEY
22ULTRA CRYOSTAT BATHCHEMISTRYKSCSTE-2008
23ROTAVAPOUR, SUPERFITCHEMISTRYUGC-INNOVATIVE PROGRAM 2013-2018
24HOT AIR OVEN WITH THERMOSTAT, ROTEKCHEMISTRYUGC-MRP GRANT XII PLAN
25MAGNETIC STIRRER WITH HOT PLATE, REMICHEMISTRYUGC-MRP GRANT XII PLAN
26HIGH PRECISION BALANCE, KEROYCHEMISTRYUGC-MRP GRANT XII PLAN
27PH METER, EUTECHCHEMISTRYUGC-MRP GRANT XII PLAN
28SPINT-DIGITAL MAGNETIC STIRRER WITH HOT PLATE, TARSONSCHEMISTRYUGC-MRP GRANT XII PLAN
29MAGNETIC STIRRERCHEMISTRYSANTHOME SEED MONEY
30FOUR PROBE CONDUCTIVITY METERCHEMISTRYUGC-MINOR PROJECT
31ULTRAVIOLET RAY IRRADIATION CHAMBERCHEMISTRYUGC-MRP GRANT XII PLAN
32ULTRAVIOLET RAY IRRADIATION CHAMBERCHEMISTRYUGC-MRP GRANT XII PLAN
33ROCKYVAC VACUUM PUMP, TARSONSCHEMISTRYDEPT. SEED MONEY FOR RESEARCH
34VACUUM PUMP, MICROSILCHEMISTRYCPE
35WATER BATH, ROTEKCHEMISTRY
36UV CABINET, ROTEKCHEMISTRYKSCSTE-2008
37LABORATORY OVEN, LABLINECHEMISTRYUGC-PG GRANT XI PLAN
38WATER BATH, LABLINECHEMISTRY
39PRECISION BALANCE, IST CHEMISTRYDEPT. SEED MONEY FOR RESEARCH
40WATER DISTILLATION UNIT, RIVIERACHEMISTRYUGC-PG GRANT XI PLAN
41TUBULAR FURNACECHEMISTRYSANTHOME SEED MONEY
42FRIDGE, GODREJCHEMISTRYDEPT. SEED MONEY FOR RESEARCH
43SPIN COATING UNIT HOLMARC PHYSICSFIST
44DIP COATING UNIT HOLMARCPHYSICSUGC
45TUBULAR FURNACE 1 HINDUSTAN FURNACE PVT LTDPHYSICSUGC
46TUBULAR FURNACE 2 LABLINEPHYSICSSTAR COLLEGE
47MUFFLE FURNACE LABLINEPHYSICSFIST
48HOT AIR OVEN KEMIPHYSICSFIST
49HOT AIR OVEN ROTEKPHYSICSSTAR COLLEGE
50HOT AIR OVEN LABLINEPHYSICSUGC
51KEITHLEY SOURCE METER TEKTRONIX COMPANYPHYSICSFIST
52ELECTRONIC WEIGHING BALANCE SHIMADZU (4 DIGIT)PHYSICSSTAR COLLEGE
53AERIS RESEARCH BENCHTOP X-RAY DIFFRACTOMETERPHYSICS/ CHEMISTRYCPE
54SICO X BAND KLYSTRON BASED MICROWAVE TEST BENCH FOR RADIATION PATTERN MEASUREMENTPHYSICSUGC
55BOROSIL GLASS DOUBLE DISTILLATION UNITZOOLOGYDIST – FIST / 2018 - 2019
56MAGNETIC STIRRERZOOLOGY & BOTANYDST – FIST/
57AUTOCLAVEZOOLOGYB. VOC.
58LAMINAR AIR FLOWZOOLOGYB. VOC.
59ELECTRONIC WEIGHING BALANCEZOOLOGYFIST/2016
60CENTRIFUGE REMI(MODEL R-8C)ZOOLOGYDST /FIST
61VISISCAN 167ZOOLOGYDST /FIST
62ANTECH SPECTROPHOTOMETERZOOLOGYUGC/B.VOC/MLT/2014-2017
63LG FAST QUARTZ HEATERZOOLOGYDST-FIST/2014-2019
64LAB STIRRERZOOLOGY
65SHAKING INCUBATORZOOLOGYSTAR COLLEGE
66LABLINE WATER BATH (2 NUMBERS)ZOOLOGYSTAR COLLEGE
66A
67T 710 SERIESBENCHTOP PH METER WITH TOUCH SCREENZOOLOGYSTAR COLLEGE
68REMI R-8C LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE 5250 RPM (2)ZOOLOGYUGC/B.VOC/MLT/2014-2017
69KEMI DEEP FREEZERZOOLOGYDST-FIST/2014-2019
70LABTEK B.O.D INCUBATORZOOLOGYDST FIST/2014-2019
71LEICA STEREO MICROSCOPEZOOLOGY & BOTANYDST-FIST/2014-2019
73SEMI AUTOMATED BIOCHEMISTRY ANALYSERZOOLOGYDST-FIST/2014-2019
74HOT AIR OVENZOOLOGYDST-FIST/2014-2019
75KEMI WATER BATHZOOLOGYDST-FIST/2014-2019
77REFRIGERATORZOOLOGYDST-FIST/2014-2019
78COOLING CENTRIFUGEBOTANY & ZOOLOGYDST -FIST/2014-2019
REMI CM012 PLUS & MINI SPIN
79THERMAL CYCLERBOTANYDST -FIST/2014-2019
80GEL DOCUMENTION BIO-RAD BOTANYDST -FIST/2014-2019
81E-WEIGHING BALANCE SHIMADZU ATX 224 WITH STABILIZERBOTANYDST -FIST/2014-2019
82LAMINAR AIR FLOW REMI –HORIZONTAL-KLF 2SSBOTANYUGC
83DOUBLE BEAM UV SPECTROMETERBOTANYDST -FIST/2014-2019
84AUTOCLAVE-VERTICAL KEMI-KAUC-S3 WITH DIGITAL TEMP.CONTROLLER,DIGITAL TIMER AND AUTOPRESSURE CUTOFF SYSTEMBOTANYUGC
85COLONY COUNTER EQUITRON-DIGITALBOTANYUGC
86DIGITAL PH METER EI 111BOTANYDIST – FIST / 2014 - 2019
87ELECTROPHORESIS UNIT (VERTICAL ) WITH POWER PACKBOTANYD. BT STAR COLLEGE
88HOMOGENIZER ROTEK RH-2BOTANYUGC
89HOT AIR OVEN ROTEK KEMI/KOMSL1BOTANYUGC
90WATER BATH INCUBATOR SHAKER KWBS-1 15LTBOTANYUGC
91VORTEX MIXER ANTECH/AN-MX-100BOTANYDIST-FIST/2014-2019
92GEL ROCKERBOTANYUGC
93HERBARIUM CABINET DRYINGBOTANYCPE
94MICRO PLATE READER BIOBASEBOTANYUGC
95MICROPLATE WASHERBOTANYUGC
96INVERTED MICROSCOPEBOTANYCPE
97ORBITAL SHAKER KORB-ISS KEMIBOTANYUGC
98CONDUCTIVITY METER SCIENTIFIC TECH/ST2010BOTANYD.BT STAR COLLEGE
99TURBIDITY METERBOTANYD. BT STAR COLLEGE
100HOT AIR OVEN ROTEK KEMI/KOMS-1BOTANYUGC

St. Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur has established a X-ray diffraction (XRD) system (PANalytical) for all researchers from academic institutions and industries, to characterize their powder and thin film  samples.  Interested individuals can now take full advantage of analysis conducted on XRD

Instrument Model: PANALYTICAL, Aeris Research ( Source:  Cu Kα )

Service Charges (01/01/2022 onwards) :
  • Rs. 270 per sample for academic institutions
  • Rs. 300 per sample for academic institutions if send by post
  • Rs. 500 per sample for industries.

For further details contact:

  • Dr. Johns Naduvath, Email: johnsnaduvath@gmail.com, Ph: 9833454299
  • Dr. Joseph Joly, Email: jjolyvl@gmail.com, Ph: 8157959487

Request form for public users:

Request Form for Santhome Members: