Thursday, June 7, 2018

Slogan writing competition

A slogan writing competion was conducted by the Zoology association in connection with the Environment Day on June 5, 2018. Prizes were distributed to the winners. Vismaya P.R bagged the first prize. Prizes were distributed to the first three.




Thursday, August 31, 2017

Onam celebration

The Onam celebs started off with a prayer song and was formally inaugurated by Gismon Sir and his sweet little daughter. We had a colourful onam celebration with melodious songs, dance, lively games and wonderful onasadhya with two payasams served ( Gothambu and palada).....

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Poster presentation

The open course students of Zoology department in collaboration with the health club arranged a poster presentation on the health issues and health prevention initiatives in Kerala


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Mangalavanam.....

The dream destination....

Mangalavanam is an ecologically sensitive area situated at the centre of the Indian city of Kochi. Covering about 2.74 hectares,it also houses a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal. It is situated behind the Kerala High Court building. It is a nesting ground for a large variety of migratory birds and supports many types of mangroves. The Managalavanam is often regarded as the "green lung of Kochi", considering its role in keeping the city's air pollution under check. The area is a roosting place for many kinds of resident and migratory birds.
Finally on the third year degree students made the dream trip possible on July 8, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Veetil oru Kariveppu

Here are few health benefits of kadi patta/ kariveppu/ curry leaves

Helps keep anaemia at bay
Curry leaves are a rich source of iron and folic acid. Folic acid is mainly responsible for carrying and helping the body absorb iron, and since kadi patta is a rich source of both the compounds it is your one-stop natural remedy to beat anaemia.

Fights diabetes
Not only does kadi patta help lower the blood sugar levels, but also keeps in check for a few days after the administration of curry leaves. Curry leaves help your blood 
sugar levels by affecting the insulin activity of the body and reduces ones blood sugar levels. Also the type and amount of fiber contained within the leaves play a significant role in lowering blood sugar levels. So, if you suffer from diabetes, kadi patta is the best natural method to keeping your blood sugar levels in check.
Improves digestion
Curry leaves is known to help improve digestion and alter the way your body absorbs fat, thereby helping you lose weight. Since weight gain is one of the leading causes of diabetes, kadi patta treats the problem right at the root.

Lowers cholesterol
Many research shows that curry leaves have properties that can help in lowering one's blood cholesterol levels. Packed with antioxidants, curry leaves prevent the oxidation of cholesterol that forms LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). This in turn helps in increasing the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) and protects your body from conditions like heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Prevents greying of hair
Kadi patta has always been known to help in preventing greying of the hair. It is also very effective in treating damaged hair, adding bounce to limp hair, strengthening the shaft of thin hair, hair fall and treats dandruff. The best part about this benefit is that you can either choose to eat the curry leaves to help with your hair woes or apply it to your scalp as a remedy.
Understanding the importance of Kariveppu and the necessity of having one in each house, distributed Kariveppu samplings in the neighbouring houses as part of the Environment day extension activity of this year


Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Government Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in Udhagamandalam, near Coimbatore(Ooty), Tamil Nadu state, India laid out in 1848.The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 55 hectares, and lie on the lower slopes ofDoddabetta peakThe garden has a terraced layout. It is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department.

It ascends the slopes of the hill at an elevation of 2250–2500 metres above Mean Sea Level. The garden enjoys a temperate climate, with an average rainfall of 140 cm, the most of which is received during south-west monsoon, with frosty nights from November to February. It was beautiful seeing the various section- lower garden, new garden, Italian garden, conservatory, nursery, rocky garden,etc… The small herbs planted to display the map of India was really a sight worth seeing.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pasteur has an Institute in India????

We visited the prestigious institute - Pasteur Institute- on February 8,2017. It was very informative… We saw a lot of equipments and devices which was was only a hear-say earlier.  Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor is one of the leading Institute in the production of Antirabies Vaccine and DPT group of Vaccines for the Expanded Programme of Immunization of Govt. of India. This Institute started functioning as Pasteur Institute of Southern India, on 6th April 1907 and the Institute took a new birth as The Pasteur Institute of India (registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860) and started functioning as an autonomous body under the ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi from the 10th of February, 1977.