Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose
- Zora Neale Hurston
Research is at the heart of academic excellence of St. Thomas College. We seek to provide a creative and supportive environment for the scholars and ensure that our research contributes to the well being of the society. The excellence and diversity of our research spread across 11 research departments offering research facilities in Hindi, English, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Botany, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Zoology, Politics and Commerce.
At presents there are 70 Research guides and 186 research scholars. The college has produce over 140 Ph.D. Degree holders from its various research departments. The institution constantly encourages and promotes research by the faculty. Teachers selected under FIP of the UGC are granted leave protecting all service terms and conditions. The well stocked spacious modern library, 24 hour broadband Internet connectivity and 4000 + e-journals create the most conducive ambience for research. Opportunities are galore for participation at National/International seminars/ conferences. Publications in National as well as International journals and execution of major and minor projects have become a culture of the College due to the immense support from the institution. The achievements of the faculty in research are duly honoured and acknowledged by the institution. Besides these two peer reviewed journals – STARS: Interdisciplinary Journal and Sodh Kshithij, Hindi research journal are published from the College.