Research

The faculty of St Josephs College consists of researchers of high repute both in the sciences and the social sciences. Most of the members of the faculty in all the departments hold Ph.D.’s and continue their research actively. Articles are regularly published in high-end journals.

A unique facet of research activities in the College is the inter-departmental initiatives for continued research. This has led to an inter-disciplinary approach by fusing knowledge streams of various disciplines in exciting ways.

The College has many major and minor research programs running actively at the moment and is a recognized Research Centre affiliated to Bangalore University. Presently there are 13 Ph.D. guides and 19 research scholars working under them. Faculty members have obtained their doctoral degrees from their research work carried out at prestigious institutes, such as IISc, IITs in India and in foreign universities as well.

Around 57 research papers in national and international journals have been published by faculty members in the last 5 years.

The following teachers of the College have research interest in a variety of subjects

No. Name of the Teacher Department Area of expertise
1. Dr Richard Rego SJ
M.S. Communication, PGCDA, MA (Film & Television Studies, UK), NET, Ph.D.
Communication Films Studies, Qualitative & Quantitative approach to Journalism (newspaper/ TV/ Radio/ digital), Social Media, Digital Media & Education, Television Studies, Advertising, Community Radio.
2. Dr Swati Bandi Communication Transnational Media Studies; Documentary Studies; Feminist & Gender Studies.
3. Dr Sahana Sarkar Communication Cyber Violence; Digital Literacy; Online Privacy; Gender & Violence
4. Dr. Susan Mary Philip Biotechnology Gene Expression Regulation, Molecular Stress Responses in Plants
5. Dr. Grace Prabhakar Biotechnology Classical and Molecular Genetics, Plant Breeding, Immunology, Plant Biotechnology, Biostatistics
6. Mr. Madappa M. B. Biotechnology Genetic Conservation , Biotechnological Tools, Mushroom Culture Technologies, Entrepreneurship
7. Dr. Betty Daniel Botany Cancer Biology and Infectious Diseases
8. Dr. Diwakar K. M. Botany In vitro Seed Germination, Micro Propagation
9. Dr. Jacob Abraham Botany Aerobiology, Melittopalynology, Taxonomy
10. Dr. Jacob Paul Botany Medical and Environmental Microbiology
11. Dr. Jayaram Reddy Botany Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
12. Dr. Nagaraju N. Chemistry Heterogeneous Catalysis, Supercapacitors, Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis and Applications
13. Dr. Michael Rajamathi Chemistry Solid State Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience
14. Dr. Vijayakumar Reddy Chemistry Electrochemistry and Catalysis
15. Dr. Melwin Colaco Chemistry Green Synthesis
16. Dr. Ronald J. Mascarenhas Chemistry Modified Electrodes, Electro-organic Reactions, Electroanalytical Techniques, Nanoparticles, Biosensors
17. Dr. Somasekhariah B.V. Chemistry Phytochemical and Biochemical Studies of Medicinal Plants.
18. Dr. Sandra Misquith Chemistry Enzymology, Lectin Chemistry, Anti-coagulants
19. Dr. Shanty Mathew Chemistry Heterogeneous Catalysis
20. Dr. Libi Thomas Chemistry Conducting Polymers
21. Dr. Joyce Q. D’ Souza Chemistry Heterogeneous Catalysis
22. Dr. Suhas Chemistry Nanotechnology for Tissue Engineering and Therapeutics
23. Dr. Nachappa N. Computer Science Multimodal Biometric System, Data Compression, Techniques for Synchronization, Localization and Navigation of Resources
24. Ms. Banu M. Computer Science e-Wallet, Web Search Tools, Digital Currency and Cryptocurrency
25. Ms. Mrinmoyee B. Computer Science Genetic Programming
26. Dr. Subhashini Muthukrishnan Economics Higher Education, Environmental Economics, Labour and Health Economics
27. Mr. Clement D’ Souza Economics Informal Sector
28. Mr. Keshav Murthy Economics Agriculture, Agricultural Trade Aspects
29. Dr. Manojit Bhattacharya Economics Macroeconomics, Informal Credit Markets, Growth and Development
30. Dr. Priyanka Parmar Economics Conducting Polymers
31. Dr. Etienne Rassendren English Cultural Studies
32. Dr. Arul Mani English Literary Studies
33. Ms. K. S. Jyothsna English Cultural Studies, Education
34. Ms. Nalini Pai English Pedagogy
35. Dr. Syed Wajeed Microbiology Signal Transduction in Prokaryotes, Bioremediation and Antimicrobial Drugs and their Assay
36. Dr. Vanitha N.M. Microbiology Agricultural Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Food, Dairy and Industrial Microbiology, Bioinformatics
37. Ms. Jothy Williams Microbiology Agriculture Microbiology
38. Dr. Arun Varma Thampan Physics Neutron Stars, High Energy Astrophysics, General Theory of Relativity
39. Dr. Lora R. Goveas Physics Condensed Matter
40. Dr. Priyanka Mathur Velath Political Science Migration
41. Mr. Kiran Jeevan D. Social Work Rural and Urban Youth
42. Ms. Maria A. Sociology Street Vendors
43. Mr. Jayshankar Zoology Ethnozoology