Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies Division undertakes research, consultancy and developmental projects and organizes training programmes to safeguard, improve and sustain the environmental status of the country.
Environmental Conservation and Protection through Scientific Management of Land, Water  
and Biomass.

To conduct research, carry out developmental activities, training and consultancy projects to safeguard, improve and sustain the environmental status of the State.

Thrust Areas

  •  Waste Treatment  and  Sanitation.
  •  EIA of Water Resources Projects
  •  Research and Development related to  drinking water.
  •  Biodiversity in terms of flora and fauna. 
  •  Environment and Health.
  •  Pollution Management.

Major Activities

Environmental Studies Division is essentially highly interdisciplinary in character.  The areas of activities are as diverse as environmental quality monitoring surveys, development of problem-oriented technology for treatment/reuse/disposal of wastes and wastewaters, environmental impact assessment studies of water resources projects, ranging through environmental planning and evolution of environmental quality indices.

Biochemistry Laboratory

  • Ultra  low temp  deep freezer
  • UV-Vis  Double beam Spectrophotometer
  • PCR Master Cycler
  • Rota vapor
  • Cooling Centrifuge
  • Gel documentation system
  • Electrophoresis apparatus
  • Microwave oven
  • Soxhlet apparatus

Microbiology Laboratory

  • Digital Microscope with Digicam
  • Zoom Stereo Trinocular microscope
  • Autoclave
  • Laminar Air Flow chamber
  • Bacteriological Incubator
  • Hot air Oven
  • Portable incubator for bacteriological analysis

Environmental Management Laboratory

  • BOD incubator
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Analyser
  • Water bath
  • Shaker
  • Hot air oven
  • Centrifuge
  • Dissection microscope
  • Nepheloturbidity meter
  • Flame photometer
  • Double distillation unit


  • Global Positioning system

Journal Papers
    • K.N.Remani, T.K.Jalaja and G R Asish. (2010). Antimicrobial Activity of Wetland Plant Excoecariaagallocha on Escherichia coli and Streptococcus haemolyticus. The Icfai University Journal of Life Sciences,Vol IV No.1 pp 42­47.
    • K.N. Remani, P. Jayakumar and T.K. Jalaja(2009). Environmental Problems and Management Aspects of VembanadKol Wetlands in the South –West Coast of India. Journal of Nature Environment and Pollution Technology,Maharashtra.
    • P.Jayakumar( 2009).Environmental Impact Assessment, Holistic Thought, VolVII No.1 An Interdisciplinary Research Journal, SreeNarayana College, Kollam.
    • K.J.Shiny, K.N.Remani, E Nirmala, T.K.Jalaja and V.K.Sashidharan.(2005).Biotreatment ofWastewater Using aquatic invertebrates, Daphnia magna and Paramecium caudatum.International Journal of Bioresources Technology, Vol.96(1), PP 55­58.
    • K.J.Shiny, K.N.Remani, T.K.Jalaja and V.K.Sasidharan(2004). Removal of Chromium by two aquatic pteridophytes. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering. Vol.46, No.3, pp 249 – 251
    • K.J.Shiny, Nirmala.ET.K.Jalaja, K.N.Remani (2000). Development of Biological Models for water purification using Aquatic FaunaJournal of Environmental Science and Engineering. Vol.46, No.3, pp 249 – 251.
Conference Proceedings
    • Digilarani M,Ranjusha A, Lakshmi Murali, Sreevallabhan Sand Jalaja TK(2014)Efficacy of effective microorganism(EM) in the decomposition of solid kitchen waste. Proc. National Conference on “Empowering Mankind with Microbial Technologies”(AMI-EMMT - 2014), 12-14Nov. 2014, TNAU, Coimbatore.
    • Jalaja T K, KavyaVijayarajRemyasree P R, Digilarani M and Sreevallabhan S(2014), Efficacy of Arthrobacter Sp. and Bacillus sp. Isolated from wetland rhizosphere on Lycopersiconesculentum and Solanummelongena .Proc, International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM-2014), CWRDM, Kunnamangalam.
    • Jalaja T. K. and Digilarani M (2014) Mechanism of stress tolerance in selected wetland plants and susceptible plant tomato exposed to salinity and fungal pathogen. Proc.National Conference on Harmony with Nature in context of Environmental Issues and challenges of the 21st century” Harmony 2014, Udaipur Rajasthan, 28 – 30 Nov. 2014
    • Jalaja T.K., Lakshmi Murali, Ranjusha A, Digilarani Mand Sreevallabhan S,(2014)Variations in growth potential of Solanummelongenaexposed to tap water, wastewater and Effective Microorganism treated wastewater – A comparative study. Proc.“National Conference on Empowering Mankind with Microbial Technologies” (AMI-EMMT - 2014), 12-14Nov. 2014, TNAU, Coimbatore.
    • Jayakumar P and Dinil Sony C(2014) Estimation of a safe level of mining of river sand – A case study in Maniyurgramapanchayat. Proc.National Conference on Harmony with Nature in context of Environmental Issues and challenges of the 21st century” Harmony 2014, Udaipur Rajasthan, 28 – 30 Nov. 2014
    • Jalaja T K, KavyaVijayaraj and Sreevallabhan S(2012)Variation in the biochemical constituents of Brinjal plant exposed to PGPB Psuedomonasaeruginosaon application of fungal stressFusariumoxysporum, Proc.International Conference on Advances in Biological Sciences(ICABS-2012), Kannur University, Kannur.
    • Jalaja T KRemyasree P R and Sreevallabhan S(2012)Study to investigate the resistant characteristics of wetland plant Avicenniaofficinalisto the fungal pathogen Fusariumoxysporum, Proc.International Conference on Advances in Biological Sciences(ICABS-2012), Kannur University, Kannur.
    • Dinil Sony. C, Jayakumar. P and Joseph N.K(2011) “Sand Mining activities of Kozhikode and adjacent districts of Kerala – An overview” Proceedings of the National Seminar on Mining of River Sand and its Impacts on the Environment, Kozhikode, pp 125 – 139 Feb 2011.
    • Jalaja T K, Lazna V P, Sreevallabhan S, Jayakumar P and Jayakumar K V(2011), Biodiversity of insect fauna in selected ssacred groves of Kozhikode with special reference to soil and water conservation, Proc.3rdInternational Conference on Climate Change, Forest Resource and Environment(ICCFRE-2011), Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram
    • Jayakumar P, T.K.Jalaja and K.N.Remani(2010)“Rain Water Harvesting – A Cost Effective Technology to Alleviate water Scarcity” Proc.3rd International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, Hyderabad Vol II pp 1263-1268
    • K.N.Remani and T.K.Jalaja(2010)“Removal of Microbes from Wastewater using Wetland Plants”Proc. 3rd International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management Vol II pp 1197-1202
    • K.N.Remani, T.K.Jalaja and Jayakumar P (2010)“Impact of Coir Retting on the People and Ecosystem in Selected Areas in Kozhikode District of Kerala”Proc.3rd International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management,Hyderabad, Vol II pp 839-845
    • P. Jayakumarand K.V. Jayakumar(2009) “Rainwater Harvesting”. National Seminar in connection with the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Kerala Clays and Ceramics Products Ltd, Kannur, October 2009.
    • C.DinilSony,N.K. Joseph,P.Jayakumar and S.P. Rajagopalan(2006) “A monthly water balance model to evaluate the scope for surface water withdrawal from the lower reaches of Kadamprayar watershed” Proc. National Seminar on ‘Water Resources Future Options’,organized by CBIP,NewDelhi,September,2006.
    • Jayakumar.P (2003). ‘Non Conventional Sources for Drinking Water in Isolated Settlements’ presented in the National Seminar on Sustainable Habitat held at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Aug.2003.
    • Jalaja.T.K, Nirmala.E, Jayakumar.P and Remani.K.N(2000), Implementation of a Mini Water Supply Scheme through peoples participation. National Symposium on Environmental Crisis and Security in the New Millennium ,Organised by School of Ecology , Pondicherry University, Pondicherry and sponsored by ICMR , CSIR and NESA, New Delhi . 14 -16 December 2000.
    • Shiny K.J., Nirmala E, Jalaja.T.K, & Remani.K.N. (2000) Improvement of Water Quality Using Cyprinid Fishes Proc. of the 10th World Water Congress, Melbourne.
Research Reports
Books and Monographs

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects