School of Environmental Sciences
Mahatma Gandhi University-Kottayam
The school’s library is well equipped with a good collection of books, journals, reprints, theses and dissertations. Digital library of the School and the free access of E-journals under the UGC-INFLIBNET programme is also available through institutional network.
Collection: Major collection comprises of around 4500 books, current subscription to 50 periodicals, PhD theses and Dissertations submitted by the students of the School. The Library has access to 4000+ electronic journals and databases through the UGC Infonet Digital Library Consortium. It also has access to SciFinder, Web of Science, EBSCO databases.
Working Hours: 9 am to 5 pm on all working days.
Membership: Students, Research Scholars and Teachers of the School.
Membership fee: Free
Integrated Library Management Software: The Library uses the library management software SOUL developed by the INFLIBNET Centre for all its house keeping operations.
The Digital Library of the School can be accessed in the University Intranet. The development of an Institutional Repository of the School is under preparation and the same is also available in the University Intranet.
The School has well equipped laboratories and research facilities for water, air, soil and noise pollution analysis, toxicological and waste management studies, biodiversity, wetland, mountain and climate change studies.
- Gas Chromatograph (Perkin Elmer – Clarus 500)
- Ion Chromatograph (Dionex – 1100, USA)
- Trace Metal Analyzer (Metrohm, 797 VA C omputrace, Switzerland)
- Mercury analyzer - Cold Vapour Atomic Flourescence Spectrophotometer-CVAFS (Brooks Rand)
- Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzer (Thermo-Hyper TOC)
- PCR (Biorad)
- Microwave Digester (CEM, USA)
- Spectroradiometer ( ASD, USA)
- Freeze Dryer (Daihan Labtech, Korea)
- Ultrasonic Processor (Cole-Parmer, USA)
- Photochemical Reactor (SAIC, India)
- CO2 Incubator (USA)
- Semi-automated N analyzer (Pelican)
- COD analyzer (Lovibond)
- Ultrapure Water system (Pall)
- Spectrophotometer (Systronics)
- Flame photometer (Systronics)
- Cooling centrifuge
Remote Sensing and GIS Lab
The Centralised Remote Sensing and GIS Facility in SES is the pioneering facility for RS and GIS in a University in Kerala established with technical and financial support from ISRO, Department of Space, Government of India. The Facility aims to give advanced research and corporate training, consultancy and complete location based solutions to the academic community, Government departments/local self-governments and students. The facility is equipped with the State-of-the-Art software for GIS, Photogrammetry and Image Processing and equipments and peripherals including the powerful Graphic Workstations, PCs and Servers. read more...
Apart from the infrastructure cited, the school is having a full-fledged computer lab with necessary software packages for ecological and environmental modeling studies. Three air conditioned conference halls with state-of-the-art facilities supports academic programmes and conduct of national and international seminars.
Thoughts of the Page
– John Muir
"Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
World Forestry Day- March 21