The Department of Physics facilitates six laboratories; B.Sc. Physics Main Lab, B. Sc. Physics Complementary Lab, Optical Lab, Ballistic Galvanometer Lab, M. Sc. Physics Modern Physics Lab and M. Sc. Physics Electronics Lab. These laboratories assist students for their undergraduate and postgraduate lab courses in Physics. The labs are spacious, well-maintained and well-equipped with lab apparatus and instruments such as Cathode Ray Oscilloscopes, Function generators, Power supplies, IC trainer kits, Hall Apparatus, GM Counters, Mode Constant apparatus, Thermocouples, Spectrometers, optical components, Ballistic Galvanometer arrangements, Travelling microscopes, Potentiometers, Lasers, Computers, etc. The experiments are broadly based on areas of General Physics, Optics, Thermal Physics, Electronics, Semiconductor Physics and Computational Physics. Students engage themselves in experiential learning by doing experiments on ideas that are taught in the first, second and third year of Physics courses in their respective programmes.
The department has 4 Chemistry laboratories: BSc Chemistry Lab 1 & 2, MSc Chemistry Lab, Research Lab.
The BSc and MSc labs are well equipped to execute the experiments as prescribed in the MSc, BSc (core) and BSc (complementary) programme. The experiments are performed under the strict supervision of faculty in charge and lab attendants.
BSc Chemistry Lab 1 & 2
BSc Chemistry labs can accommodate sanctioned number of students working at the same time in a session. Each student is provided with a cupboard to keep the apparatus and glass wares safely. The lab has various facilities like distillation unit, Kipp’s apparatus, analytical balance, suction pump, centrifuging machine, hot oven, Bunsen burner, electric Bunsen burner, along with other required glass wares, reagents and materials.
MSc Chemistry Lab
The lab has two divisions : (a) Organic & Inorganic Chemistry Lab (b) Physical Chemistry Lab The various facilities in the lab include fume hood, Conductivity meter, Potentiometer, pH meter, refractometer, IR lamp, melting point apparatus, distillation unit, Kipp’s apparatus, analytical balance, suction pump, centrifuging machine, hot oven, Bunsen burner, electric Bunsen burner, along with other required glass wares, reagents and materials.
Research Lab (Center for Research in Chemical Sciences)
The lab is equipped with UV-visible spectrometer, gas Chromatograph, 3 muffle furnaces, digital melting point apparatus, microscopes, programmable oven, rotavapor, water quality analyser, photocatalytic reactor, along with other required glass wares, reagents and materials.
Biotechnology is a research-oriented science including a fusion of biology and technology. The department has a spacious laboratory, equipped with the latest instruments and apparatus including PCR, inverted microscope, hot air oven, UV trans-illuminator, high precision electronic weighing balances, incubator shaker, UV- Vis spectrophotometer, laminar air flow cabinet, deep freezer, colorimeter, pH meter, Distillation Unit, cold room, refrigerated centrifuge, micro-centrifuge, multiple electrophoresis units, BOD incubator and autoclave facility to smoothly carry out microbiological, biochemical and molecular biological experiments for undergraduates and postgraduates. We also have a well-established plant tissue culture facility for micropropagation and plant metabolite production. Annual final semester projects are being done in diverse fields including microbiology, industrial biotechnology, enzymology, food biotechnology, plant biotechnology and biochemistry using the laboratory facilities. To acquire additional training in the field of Biotechnology, students are placed in research institutions and organizations during summer. The department also provides assistance to students and faculty outside campus and from other departments to carry out various microbiological, biochemical and molecular biological experiments. Mushroom cultivation, Biocontrol agent Production and Vermicomposting are some of the value added courses provided for undergraduate students. The Department has also proven its social commitment at the time of natural calamities such as providing free drinking water quality analysis after the onset of flood in 2018.
Zoology UG Lab
The UG Zoology Laboratory provides a suitable environment for understanding the basic concepts of various subject areas in B.Sc. Zoology programme. The laboratory offers facilities for gaining practical skills and knowledge by applying techniques and instruments for studying non-chordates and chordates, environmental biology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, ethology, etc. The UG lab has, provisions for conducting dissections, dissection microscopes, hand lens, slides of various histological tissues and embryological stages, compound microscopes, stereomicroscope, centrifuge, haemoglobinometer, sphygmomanometer, weighing machine, water bath, autoclave, plankton net, etc.
Zoology PG Lab
The PG Zoology lab equips the students to get acquainted with the various instruments and techniques related to the curriculum of M.Sc. Zoology. This helps the students to get hands-on experience in using instruments and methodologies of the various techniques related to Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology and Immunology. These mainly include Dissection and Compound Microscopes, Weighing balance, Colorimeter, Micropipettes, Hemoglobinometer, Hot air Oven, 4?C Lab Refrigerator, Water bath, Histological tissues, and Fish specimens for taxonomic keys.
Equipments related to the practical and projects are set in the Bioinstrumentation room which includes Stereomicroscopes, Centrifuge, Incubator, UV Spectrophotometer, Slide warmer, pH meter, Microtome etc.
Human Genetics Lab
Human Genetics, being the Elective paper offered for the M. Sc. Zoology programme, the instruments related to the practicals of this paper are mainly set in this lab. This mainly includes LAF, Microwave oven, Deep freezer (-20?C), Micropipettes, 4 degree Celsius Lab Refrigerator, Vortex Mixture, Autoclave and Incubator.
The ii+OMICS Laboratory offers students an opportunity to gain knowledge in basic techniques in molecular biology and biotechnology for undergraduate students. The laboratory is equipped with horizontal and vertical electrophoresis units with power pack, micropipettes, pH meter, binocular compound microscopes, vortex mixture, cooling centrifuge, incubator, gel rocker, photocolorimeter, hotplate magnetic stirrer, vertical laminar airflow cabinet, 4 degree Celsius Lab Refrigerator and digital analytical weighing balance.
The department of Botany has well equipped laboratory facility for both BSc and MSc Programmes. There is separate B.Sc. and M.Sc laboratories .
The UG Lab provides suitable environment for understanding the basic concepts of various subject areas in Botany. A well equipped Lab comprising of the following equipment which includes Compound microscopes for each student , Binocular microscope with image capturing facility, Laminar Airflow, Colorimeter, Electronic weighing balance, Electrophoresis unit, Water Bath, UV Transilluminator, Microtome, pH meter, Rotary shaker, Micrometer, Camera Lucida , BOD Incubator Stereo microscope Soxhlet apparatus etc. Infrastructure facility for bioinformatics practical is provided .
Department also possess a PG lab, to cater the requirements of curriculum. This helps students to get hands own experience in using instruments and working principle . Various sophisticated equipments like CXL Labomed Monolocular microscope, Laminar air flow, Electronic weighing balance, hot air oven, pH meter, Electronic pH meter, BOD Incubator, Soxhlet apparatus, Water Bath,Centrifuge,Autoclave, UV Visible spectrophotometer, Colorimeter, Electrophoretic unit , Rotary shaker, Magnetic stirrer etc. are well functional .
Herbarium cabinets to preserve a large collection of dried plant specimen is provided for both UG and PG.Rotary Histological studies are done with rotary microtome.A
COMPUTER APPLICATION LAB
St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda inaugurated its new computer lab on June 3rd, 2013.Dr.Sr.Annie Kuriakose the honourable principal of the college, cut the inauguration ribbon. Speaking on the occasion the principal said the lab would not only make the students competent and skilled in operating computers, but will also be quite helpful in improving the qualities of teaching and learning of all the professors, teachers, and the students will use them in their projects and other works.
Now the lab has 46 high-tech computers with all the peripheral and a high speed Wi-Fi connection. All the computers in the lab have latest configurations. All the systems have Intel corei3 processors. The size of the ram is 8 GB. Hard disk size is 1 TB. The system has installed two operating systems and they are Microsoft Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Each system has high speed internet connection and is through LAN. The lab contains a projector and it helps learning more interesting for students, more engaging for teachers.
COMPUTER SCIENCE LAB
The lab has 35 high-tech computers with all the peripheral and a high speed Wi-Fi connection. All the computers in the lab have latest configurations. All the systems have Intel corei3 processors. The size of the ram is 8 GB. Hard disk size is 1 TB. The system has installed two operating systems and they are Microsoft Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Each system has high speed internet connection and is through LAN. The lab contains a projector and it helps learning more interesting for students, more engaging for teachers.it also contains a printer and a common scanner which help students and teacher to access documents.
DATA SCIENCE LAB
Data science lab has 40 high-tech computers with all the peripheral and a high speed Wi-Fi connection. All the computers in the lab have latest configurations and have all requirements for Data Analytics Programme. All the systems have Intel corei3 processors. The size of the ram is 8 GB. Hard disk size is 1 TB. The system has installed two operating systems and they are Microsoft Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Each system has high speed internet connection and is through LAN.
Manuscript Research & Preservation Centre is a unique laboratory which provides preservation,digitization and complete recovery of physical documents. MRPC was launched in Irinjalakuda, Central Kerala as a part of University Grands Commission (UGC) endorsed course under Bachelor of Vocation Studies (B.Voc) scheme. MRPC handles all kinds of palm leaf documents and paper documents. Complete technical facilities are available for preservation and digitization which includes Ink fixing, aqueous cleaning, solvent cleaning, bleaching, deacidification, encapsulation, repair, lamination and full range of digital preservation.
When in 2018 and 2019 Kerala witnessed the worst floods that displaced nearly a million people, the MRPC team professionally assisted the public to restore thousands of important documents relevant to their personal lives. Nearly 50,000 documents which were torn, muddled inseparably with sludge and silt were recovered in this restoration effort.
Preservation of traditional palm-leaves is an on-going task that moves along with the B.Voc Course. The centre makes accessible the treasure of such documents to researchers and scholars world-wide on request.
On Going Project:
Currently we have an ongoing one-year project of British Library (UK) called Endangered Archives Programme titled ‘Preservation and Digitisation of manuscripts belonging to 16th to 20th century in Central Kerala’. “The Endangered Archives Programme captures forgotten and still not written histories, often suppressed or marginalised. It gives voice to the voiceless: it opens a dialogue with global humanity’s multiple pasts. It is a library of history still waiting to be written.” The aim of this digitization project is to collect, process and digitize approximately 84 documents distributed in a total of 77 palm leaves documents and 7 old books to yield approximately 16000 + images. The project team has been actively carrying out the process of digitization and documentation in the form of palm leaves and ancient books.
British library project team: Project Lead: Mrs.Litty Chacko
Co Applicants Dr.Aneesh E M, Dr.Sharrel Rebello, Dr.N R Mangalambal
Research Assistant: Sona s, Technical Staff: Rosy Chandy, Office Staff: Elsa Devassy.
Consulting: The centre has helped institutions and banks to preserve many of their valuable documents as a part of consulting initiatives with the centre. We have assisted local bodies, schools and individuals too.
Prof. Achuthsankar S Nair
Manu S Pillai
Governing Council Member
Media lab is an umbrella term used for several types of multimedia equipment come under one roof. The Journalism and Mass Communication lab consisted of updated multimedia equipments and software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, etc. Media Lab which comprises of Cameras, Tripods, Editing Software, Speakers, Audio Mixer and Lighting Equipment. The lab is a convergence of the theoretical concepts and its practical implementation to inspire aspiring Journalists to acuminate their journalistic skills. The spacious Media Lab can house least 30 students at once with ease. It provides them ample space and the right ambience to conduct activities such as mock sessions, Interviews and Editing Short Films and documentaries produced by the students. The 24 hour internet connection enables the students to access different online platform for practical references. The students monthly produce newsletters form the lab. The students produce, refine and distribute news from this lab. Media Lab is a remarkable resource center for all types of electronic media production. High quality photographic documentation (both still and video), video making of lectures, uploading video material on social platforms, and supporting students in their productions are some of the works that is undertaken by the Media Lab. The students from the department have access to the latest professional DSLRs with all the required accessories. The media Lab is also a theatre platform for weekly film screening, there the students reviews each scene of the movie and analyzes the shots and camera techniques used in each frame. Journalism and Mass Communication Students have access to well-designed and fully-equipped labs and studios that can help them prepare for real-world industry challenges. Periodically updated with the latest technology and equipment, they help bridge the theory and practice gap via a hands-on training approach.
The Language Laboratory is a dedicated space for enhancing communication skills The laboratories facilities available in the college are a (number) seated infrastructure to achieve the pedagogical goals of the students. We maintain the complete database with proper instructional material combining audio and visual titles. The laboratory is equppied with computer software t for competent outputs to develop the listening and speaking skills of the students. The spoken language skill are improved and the lab works under real-time monitoring. The language lab focuses on grammar, pronunciation, grooming sessions,and fluency of language for quick and easy learning.
The Zoology Museum is an adequate learning facility which aids in imparting knowledge for its visitors. The facility houses more than 400 specimens, which include fixed specimens of invertebrates and vertebrates, skeletons, stuffed specimens, corals, shells, microscopic slides of organisms, charts and models, and an aqua-art installation.
The college is advantaged with an established educational media facility center for capturing video content in the desired quality quotient. Supported with a 4K high resolution camera and with the added benefits of a green screen enables the users to creatively explore the options of developing highly engaging video contents. A customizable and clear teleprompter leaves the presenter with no speck of self-doubt and provides the flow for unhindered dialogue delivery that effortlessly gets recorded in the high-definition audio recorder. The fully facilitated media center keeps its door open to all the students and faculty during the college working hours for exploring the seamless technological opportunities in their routes of creative academical endeavors.
St. Joseph Library is to support the academic pursuits of all students and faculty through the provision of quality service, instruction and the timely acquisition of resources pertinent to the overall college curriculum in accordance with the mission, values, and goals of the College.
The library is the heart and treasure house of knowledge and information of an academic institution and it is an essential and integral component of every institution. Large collection of book do not make a good library, but the organization and methods used to disseminate knowledge count a lot .Wisdom and culture can be imbibed by the intelligent use of good library. St. Joseph’s College library is reputed as an excellent library which cope-up with latest technological innovations. Housed in two storied building situated in ground floor, spaciously furnished, with ample sunlight and airy
St.Joseph library was started in the year 1965 with the aim to help the students and faculty to reach their potential by providing multifaceted, supportive learning and teaching environment. The library shall remain open during college hours and for special timings during examinations. Education programs are growing to meet the demand for additional health professional and requirements for entry to practice. The library is responding to these changes by focusing on web based resource and services. The library is the most important spot in any educational institution. The college library encompasses a space of 6075 sft. It is spacious and well planned with a seating arrangement of 510.
There are well-spaced discussion tables as well. The library hours begin with the college hours at 8:30 AM and continue to 5:00 PM, so that the students can utilize the facilities and prepare for their studies, exams, seminars and thesis It is an ideal place for widening one’s intellectual horizon. It is fully equipped to satisfy the needs of faculty and students in pursuing and attaining utmost academic excellence. The library is located in a peaceful environment with good collection of textbooks and national & international journals and bound back volumes of journals available on the shelves. Good efforts are made to endorse standard books from well-known and well-informed authors for all subjects included in the curriculum are well separated for easy access.
Department of botany established it’s botanical garden in the campus in 1980 with an aim to to create and support collections of native taxa, and to build and maintain stocks of plants for ex situ conservation and sustainable utilization of plant resources.
Distinctiveness of botanical garden
St. Joseph’s College Irinjalakuda composes ancient wisdom, knowledge, and fun, curating the Script Garden. Lekhitha re-assembles the myriad ancient scripts that read Ee- Dham- Naha-Mama, after the Script Garden’s appellation. The installation of Ezhuthaani- “Narayam”, “Maadhaveeyam”- where the numbers, musical notes, and letters of the alphabet blend abiding by the principles of Kadapayadhi table, the oversized “Rota Pins” of the ancient Roman game Rota, “High Cubes” with mathematical signs, abloomed “Area of circles”, “Earth on letters”, and Kalmandapa- a columned entrance to the Script Garden furnishes the assemblage.
Lekhitha: Our civilisation bears credit to numerous ancient scripts. Nine ancient scripts including Brahmi, Tamil Brahmi, Devangari, Vattezhuthu, Grantha, kharoshthi, Pallava, Tamil and, Sharada are instated here. All scripts decipher the title of the script garden Ee- dham- naha- mama. Most of the garden area is occupied by Sal Tree. The installations are placed throughout the lawn under the shade. The alphabets to which these letters belong are added at the base of the installation “Narayam”.
Narayam: Sky’s poetry in the lawn- In Southern India during earlier days, Narayam alias Ezhuthaani was the instrument used for writing. Metallic pens were used to make impressions on palm leaves. A gigantic model of Narayam of twelve feet high is reproduced using brass. Under the model is the alphabets of nine scripts. The inscribed scripts are Brahmi, Devanagari, Kharoshti, Tamil Brahmi, Grantha, Pallava,Tamil and, Sharada. In addition to this, the script garden also showcases numbers and mathematical signs.
Maadhaveeyam: The Sculpture where the numbers, musical notes, and letters of the alphabet blend abiding by the principles of Kadapayadhi. The sculpture of Madhaveeyam honours Sanghamagrama Madhavan from Irinjalakuda, the renowned mathematician and astrologist. Madhavan has achieved his universal discoveries using the Kadapayadhi letter-number system. Mela-kartha Ragas of Karnatic music is also composed using this Kadapayadhi system. Madhaveeyam which combines script, numerals, astrology, and fine art is a tribute to Sangagrama Maadhavan by this sanctum sanctorum of Saraswati.
Area of Circles: The area of Circles is an abloomed band of circles bearing earth’s fragrance. SOUL is the word derived from reading the band of circles together. This word binding the whole of the universal substance is in congruence with this garden that fills the spirit of the campus.
High Cubes: High cubes are seats in the shape of dice and mathematical signs. These installations are a combination of signs and contemporary art.
Rota Pins: Rota is an ancient Roman game. It is the primitive form of today’s Tik-Tak. The oversized model of Rota is reproduced to sharpen the visitors’ intelligence.
Letters on Earth: Letters on Earth is an artistic rendition of earth pulsating on letters. “Earth is contained in the book” is the philosophy behind this creation.
Kalmandapa: The entrance to the garden echoes the expertise of ancient architecture. This piece of art is exquisite with lush climbers hanging from the rocky pillars.
The college successfully owns the first-ever garden pursuit for scripts. The script garden is made possible by the degree-level project undertaken by the Malayalam Department with the financial support of UGC regarding the preservation of archives and communication. The driving force behind this project was to make academics and related activities more creative and eco-friendlier. Preservation of archival treasures like stone, palm leaves, tree, paper, etc., ., Digitization, and research are also being executed in the college through “Manuscript Research & Preservation Centre (MRPC)” lab. Manuscript Research & Preservation Centre is a unique laboratory which provides preservation, digitization and complete recovery of physical documents. MRPC handles all kinds of palm leaf documents and paper documents. Complete technical facilities are available for preservation and digitization which includes Ink fixing, aqueous cleaning, solvent cleaning, bleaching, deacidification, encapsulation, repair, lamination and full range of digital preservation.
Psychology laboratory is focused on students to collect data from participants using various psychological apparatus and tests. All the equipments in psychology lab resources are same as for a professional psychologist. The students are used to learn how psychological assessments are conducting as well as for their research purposes. The laboratory is well equipped for the B.Sc psychology students and also for the M.Sc. Psychology students. The tests in psychology laboratory are focused on assessment of personality, intelligence, aptitude, emotional states and other psychological variables. The students can become a good psychometrican by using these psychological tests. They can be placed in various institutions as psychometric assessment faculty.
Psychological tests in the laboratory
The program B.Sc. Costume & Fashion Designing is a creative, practical oriented science comprises of
Textiles, Fashion Illustration and Garment Construction as its core subjects. The quality laboratories
of the department of Costume & Fashion designing are Sewing Lab, Textiles Lab, Pattern Making &
Draping Lab and CAD Lab.
This laboratory helps students to identify various fabrics and also to learn their properties. The
laboratory is equipped with Beasley’s Balance, Twist Tester, Crimp Tester, Crease Tester, Stiffness
Tester and Drape metre.
It is a place where students convert the 2- dimensional fabric into 3-dimensional garments. The lab is
well equipped with electric sewing machines (JUKE).
Pattern Making & Draping Lab:
In this laboratory, students make patterns of the different garments. Students also drape garments
on dress forms which is another garment construction technique. The lab is equipped with dress
forms and pattern making tables.
The students go digital in creating designs here in the CAD lab. The lab is equipped with computers
installed with various designing soft wares.
|Asus Zenpad||Labomed Lx300 Binocular Led With Eyepiece Camera|
|Printer||CM-12 Remi Cooling Microfuge|
|Seagate HDD||Olympus Microscope CH20I|
|Monitor||Canon Camera With Microscopic Adaptor|
|Router For Wifi||Electro phoresis Unit|
|Gel Documentation System||BOD incubator|
|Body Composition Analyser|
|Homogeniser||Magcam DC 10 MC Digital Camera|
|Water Bath Rectangular(Double Alled- Ring Type)||Labomed Monocular Microscope –LED Illumination|
|Digital Potentiometer||Visible Spectrometer|
|Centrifuge||Laminar Flow Cabinet|
|Binocular Compound||Miniplus Horizontal System|
|Stirrer Hotplate||Milli pore Ultra water Purification System|
|Variable Volume Microlitre Pipette||Water bath|
|Dual Variable Power Supply||Centrifuge Plastocraft|
|Variable Power Supply||Lux Meter|
|Regulated Battery Eliminator Cum +/-15v Dual Supply||Magnetic Stirrer|
|Metre Scale||pH meter|
|Stop Watch||Remi Orbital Shaking incubator|
|Electronic Weighing Balance||Distillation Unit|
|UV Transilluminator||Thermo micropippete|
|Digital pH Meter||Solar UPS|
|Digital Conductivity Meter||Solar panel|
|Carey Fosters Bridge|
|Rheostat(Stead 2 ½” DIA)|
|Almirah- 6 ½ X 34 ½|
|Almirah- 4 ½ X 33|
|Computer Without Monitor|
|Wireless Mouse And Key Board|
|Windows Operating System|
|Portable Pa Systems|
|Bluetooth Speaker (Audible To One Class Room)|
Through Business Lab, a practical exposure to the theoretical aspects of commerce. The main activities undertaken here are stock trading , ITR filing and brainstorming. Our students are taught and encouraged to trade in stock markets with the help of a stock trading app. Income tax returns of most of our faculty, their spouses and others are being filed through this business lab . In addition we also have an e-commerce initiative called 'cloud kitchen' which is the result of a brainstorming session that was held here. This lab is open to all departments within this college.
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