Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Criterion III Summary

The College has given utmost importance to research, innovation and extension activities. Over the years Marian has made significant improvement in research, consultancy and extension.

The major highlights are:

• The College has a well-defined research policy since 2013 which is regularly updated to be contemporary and relevant.
• Created necessary infrastructure facilities for the promotion of research and research culture.
• Has 5 research Centres/ Chairs: viz. Commerce, Centre for Sustainable and Inclusive Development, Centre for Rural Innovations and Indigenous Knowledge, Research Centre for Data Analytics, and Centre for the study of Eastern Culture and Religious Thought.
LUC MRC- An international Research Centre established in collaboration with Lincoln University College, Malaysia for promoting Inter disciplinary research.
• There are 56 PhD scholars and 12 research guides attached to the various research Chairs/ Centres.
Rs.16.05 lakh provided as seed money to teachers for research projects.
Earmarked Rs 1.69 crore for research and for establishing four academic chairs.
• The faculty members published 120 research articles and 120 books/chapters in edited books.
• Through the incubation centres, 15 start-ups were registered. As a testimony to the perofromance of the College, the MHRD, GOI established MHRD's Innovation Cell (MIC) in Nov 2018.
• Marian IEDC was also selected for the “Performance Award” for the year 2017-2018 and received 2 lakhs rupees as grant from Kerala Start Up Mission.
• Marian is recognized in the “Promising” band in ARIIA ranking system for innovation achievement- December 2021.
Secured 3.5 Star Rating for Institution category, from Innovation Council (IIC) in December 2021.
73 workshops and seminars on IPR and skill enhancements were organised.
Rs 31.17 Lakh has been raised through the Consultancy services.
• The College has a fully functional extension department which organised 344 extension activities and received 41 awards for its commendable work.
• The Child Line nodal office of Idukki district functions at Marian.
• Has 2 NSS units and 1 Girl’s NCC Battalion.
• Received the best NSS unit award from Government of Kerala.
Signed 53 functional MoUs with reputed organisations and was able to conduct more than 200 collaborative activities.