KOCHI: Maharaja’s College, one of the oldest government-run educational institutions in the state, will witness a rare get-together as a part of a function which is being organised to celebrate the completion of its 100th PhD programme. Researchers and guides will come together on Friday for the event. Education Minister C Raveendranath will inaugurate the get-together.P K Raveendran, chairman of Maharaja’s College governing council, said the institution has 13 research departments and 64 research guides.
“The first research work was completed by P S Raman in 1960. Several eminent persons did their research work in the college. The programme is being organised to facilitate both researchers and research guides,” he said. It took the organisers months to collect information of the former researchers and their guides. “We did not have any records. But from now on, we will maintain a record which would help the academics,” he said.
As part of the function, the college will come out with a book containing abstracts of the thesis done by the researchers. The book has been compiled in three volume- science, social science and language. The college will also come out with a catalogue which contains abstracts from the in-house publication brought out by various departments.
Raveendranath will also lay the foundation stone for the new centralised library of the college. A fund of Rs 12.2 crore has been allocated by the government for the new library.
“The library will be a three-storeyed building. It will be constructed by KITCO in such a way so that space can be further extended. The work is expected to be completed in 18 months,” he said.