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The International Conference on Physics and Chemistry of Materials (ICCPM 2018) is being organized by the Post Graduate and Research Department of Chemistry, St, Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur, on 2018 September 17, 18 & 19 at Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA. St. Thomas’ College is a Government aided college, affiliated to the University of Calicut. It is an autonomous college with A grade from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has been awarded College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) status from University Grants Commission (UGC). This conference is part of the Centenary Celebrations of the college, which was established in the year 1919.

This international conference on materials aims to improve the quality of basic research and usefulness of applied research, especially in the area of materials science in our country.

It will bring pioneering scientists around the globe in the field of materials science into the small city called Thrissur, in Kerala State of India, where we have a good number of research scholars pursuing doctoral work and faculty members of colleges working in the broad field of materials science.  Here, the young researchers will get opportunities to showcase their research, to form collaborations and to improve the quality of research all together.

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About St. Thomas' College

St. Thomas’ College Thrissur, the oldest Catholic College in Kerala, was initially established as a pre-university educational institution in 1889, under the leadership of the first Vicar Apostolic of Thrissur, Rt. Rev. Adolphus Edwin Medlycott, PhD. It was subsequently raised to a Second Grade College in 1919 and a First Grade College in 1925, affiliated to the University of Madras in Group III. In 1957, affiliation of the college changed to University of Kerala and then to the University of Calicut since 1968. Today, St. Thomas’ College is an Autonomous college, having the status of College with Potential for Excellence by University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited with A grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council. St. Thomas’ College Thrissur is celebrating its centenary year of formation in the academic year 2018 – 2019. During these hundred years of its existence the college has been mentoring a countless number of eminent personalities in all walks of life including science, literature, education, judiciary, spirituality, administration, legislation and so on.

About the Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry of St. Thomas’ College, Thrissur was established in 1957 with the commencement of undergraduate course in Chemistry, affiliated to the University of Kerala. The Masters programme in chemistry is going on in the department since 1961. In 1978, University of Calicut approved the Department of Chemistry and its Research Laboratory as a recognized Research Centre and currently several research scholars are pursuing their PhD at the center.  Apart from BSc, MSc and PhD programmes, the department is currently offering UGC sponsored Post Graduate Diploma Course in Industrial Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry to those who have passed M.Sc. in Chemistry. The Department has been instrumental in the formation of renowned scientists and academicians in the field of chemistry around the globe.  

About Thrissur

Thrissur is a small city in the central region of state of Kerala in India and popularly known as the cultural capital of the Gods own country (Kerala).  Currently, the city has a population of about 300,000 and 95 % literacy. Thrissur features a Tropical monsoon climate and September marks the end of monsoon season.  The modern Thrissur was established during the reign of Raja Rama Varma (1790-1805), the king of Cochin, popularly known as Saktan Tampuran.  The entire city is situated around a giant round about enclosing 64 acres of vegetation and the ancient Siva temple. The numerous festivals, harmonious life and folk arts of Thrissur provide a flavour of the rich heritage of Kerala. From very early times Thrissur has been a centre of learning, especially an important centre of Sanskrit learning. The great Adi Sankara had taught Advaita here.