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Title of the project and duration Funding Agency
1 National Vegetation Carbon Pool – Kerala Region Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, ISRO, Department of Space, Govt. of India, New Delhi

2

Studies on the earthworm species diversity at different forest ecosystems of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR)

Ministry of Environment and  Forests (MoEF), GOI, New Delhi

 

 

 

3

Chemical transformation and Bioaccumulation of mercury in Vembanad wetland and Cochin near shore areas

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), GOI, New Delhi

4

Municipal Solid waste management with high-soild digestion technology and vermicomposting 

University Grants Commission (UGC) New Delhi

5

A Comparative Assessment, Mapping and Modelling  of Soil erosion in the Upland Sub-watersheds of Meenachil River

Western Ghats Cell, Planning & Economic Affairs, Dept., Govt. of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

6

Assessment of Explosive weed growth, their taxonomy, ecology and impact of the Kuttanad wetland ecosystem, KeralaState

Ministry of Environment and  Forests (MoEF), GOI, New Delhi

7

Assessment and mapping of riparian vegetation and its   influence on the stream forms of PambaRiver basin, Kerala

University Grants Commission  GOI, New Delhi

8

Environmental status of the Periyar river drainage system of the Western Ghat region of Kerala

Western Ghats Cell, Planning & Economic Affairs, Dept., Govt. of Kerala,Thiruvananthapuram

9

Oxidative DNA damage induced by reactive oxygen substances (two year)

Indo-German:      DST-DAAD Project               

10

Pulse radiolysis of biomolecules

Indo-French ARCUS Project

11

Charge transport in DNA

Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Bombay

12

Radiation and photochemical studies of chitosan modified polycyclicaromatic hydrocarbons (Environmental Pollutants)

BRNS                    

13

Heavy ion induced modification of DNA    and its components (Three years)

 

DAE-IUC                    

    b)  Extension activities :  The School has launched a major extension programme known as ‘Rain water for Humanity’ in collaboration with Brown University (USA) and local panchayath, self help groups (www.raiwaterforhumanity.org ). Through this extension programme, the School envisages to adopt small villages with an objective of providing basic amenities like drinking water and sanitation. As a part of this programme the School has installed a community rainwater harvesting structure with a capacity of 1.1 lakh liters at Achinakom Panchayath in Kuttanadu region during December 2009. It is functioning well.                 A training programme on water quality assessment was given to 40 HSS teachers from four districts of Kerala in collaboration with Suchitwa mission, Local Self Governance Department, Government of Kerala.                 The school extended help to the District Disaster Management Authority in their disaster management activities.
d) Consultancy services  The School is offering consultancy services in various environment management sectors like analyzing and monitoring of air, water, soil and noise, environmental impact assessment studies and EMP report preparation, urban forestry and green belt development, solid waste management, remote sensing services like satellite and aerial photo-interpretation, digital image processing, GPS surveying and digitization, geo-statistical analysis, surface modeling and analysis, sophisticated geo-processing and raster GIS modeling, customization and software development, among others.