Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Kochi, established in 1944, is affiliated to MG University, Kerala. Since its origin, the college follows its core philosophy: holistic vision - harmony of the intellectual, physical and spiritual endeavors enshrined in its motto, cor rectum inquirit scientiam. The College is a Centre with Potential for Excellence under UGC. The College was accredited FIVE STAR in 2000, A+ in 2007 and A Grade in 2013 by NAAC. In the NIRF ranking, the college is ranked 55. 50 % of the faculty are PhD holders and have produced 204 international/national publications during the last 3 years including 84 Scopus indexed publication. The college library has 90000 books and 75 journals. The college has collaborations with Auckland University of Technology, Nihon Fukushi University, Concordia College, USA, Charles Darwin University, Toulouse University, and Juniata College, USA.
Area of Excellence
Plant Taxonomy, Phycology, Bio-chemistry, Developing materials for fuel cell and sensor applications, Cancer Biology, Quantum optics, Space Physics, Environmental science, Land use, Mass spectrometry, Neuro-biology, Arachnology
Research Capability and Focus Area
Doctoral Programmes Botany Chemistry Commerce Economics Physics Zoology English
Notable Research / Publication
George M, Exploring the catalytic potential of ZIF-90: Solventless and co-catalyst-free synthesis of propylene carbonate from propylene oxide and CO2 , ChemPlusChem, 2015 George M., McLafferty-type rearrangement of protonated N-[nicotinoyl]phenyle de Jesus R, P.R. Fagundes, A. Coster, O.S. Bolaji, J.H.A. Sobral, I.S. Batista, A.J.de Abreu, K.Venkatesh, M. Gende, J.R .Abalde, S.G.Sumod (2016), Effects of the intense geomagnetic storm of September–October2012 on the equatorial, low-and mid-latitude F region in the American and African sector during the unusual 24th solar cycle (J. Solar Terr. Phys.,, 138-139, 93-105 doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.12.015). Sumod, S. G, T. K. Pant, C. Vineeth and M. M. Hossain (2015), Unusual depletion of OI 630.0 nm dayglow and simultaneous mesopause heating during the penetration of interplanetary electric field over dip equator, (J. Geophys. Res.120, doi:10 10.1002/2014JA020584.) Joshi, L. M., S. Balwada, T. K. Pant, and S. G. Sumod (2015), Investigation on F layer height rise and equatorial spread F onset time: Signature of standing large-scale wave, (Space Weather, 13, doi:10.1002/2014SW001129). Venkatesh.K, P.R.Fagundes, R.deJesus, A.J.deAbreu, V.G.Pillat, S.G.Sumod (2014),Assessment of IRI-2012 profile parameters by comparison with the ones inferred using NeQuick2, ionosonde and FORMOSAT-1 data during the high solar activity over Brazilian equatorial and low latitude sector, (J. Solar Terr. Phys.,121,10-23,doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2014.09.014). Sumod, S. G, T. K. Pant, C. Vineeth and M. M. Hossain (2014), On the ionospheric and thermospheic response of Solar flare events of January 19, 2005: An investigation using radio and optical techniques, (J. Geophys. Res.162, A04317 doi:10.1029/2013JA019714). Hossain, M.M, C. Vineeth, Sumod, S. G, T. K. Pant, (2014), Highly varying daytime sodium airglow emissions over an equatorial station: a case study based on the measurements using a grating monochromator. (Earth, Planets and Space, 201, 56-66)
The College has 16 UG ,16 PG and 7 Research programs, enough classrooms, laboratories, library (90000 books), IT facilities for academic purposes.
The college library has more than 90000 books, catered for each department, as well as a wide range of encyclopedias and journals.