CWRDM has been recognized as the research centre for Chemistry, Geology, Botany and Environmental Sciences by the Cochin University of Science & Technology, Calicut University and Kannur University. Scientists with specialization in science are recognized supervising guides in these Universities. In addition, as a part of the M.Sc., M.Tech, M.Phil Programmes of several colleges/Universities, number of post graduate students in Science and Engineering are doing their thesis/dissertation/internship/industrial training under the supervision of the scientists of the Centre.

    • Conditions for the selection of candidates for M.Sc / M.Tech Dissertation and Internship/ Industrial Training
      • 1.  Those Candidates who are interested to do M.Sc / M.Tech Dissertation should apply through their Head of the Department and the respective Head of the Institution  concerned and addressed to the Executive Director, CWRDM. Direct letters/ applications from the candidates and letters/ applications not addressed to the Executive Director will not be entertained.  They should also enclose a detailed bio data, mark list & certificates of their earlier examinations. The duration and time period of stay for dissertation at CWRDM should be clearly mentioned in the application letter.

        2.  A candidate should spend minimum of three months for M.Sc / M.Tech dissertation at CWRDM and the supervisor and guide will be assigned by the Executive Director, CWRDM.

        3.  All requests received will be scrutinized only twice in a year (November and March) by a selection committee constituted by the Executive Director. The selected candidates will be informed about their selection through their respective Institutes.

        4.  The minimum fee for dissertation work is fixed as Rs.12,000/- for those  with laboratorial/analytical work and Rs.10,000/- for those without laboratorial work. An additional amount of Rs.2500/month will be charged for extra months. The fee for Internship/Industrial Training is fixed as Rs.3000/- per month. Fees should be paid at lump sum at the time of joining for the dissertation work.

        5.  All the reports/documents for dissertation work should be printed and photocopied outside CWRDM.

        6.  Dissertation work will be permitted to be done in CWRDM only for Post Graduate   Courses.

Guidance for M.Sc./M.Tech. Dissertation 2012 -2015

M.Sc. Students: 56 Nos

Govt: college kasaragode-04; Govt: college Kottayam-02: payyannur college Kannur-01;Malabar Christian college-02;kannura university-06;calcut university-04;hindustahan college of arts and science Nava india-01;Guruvayurappan college calcut-02;IITM-Kerala-05;Ratnavael subrahmanaya college of arts and science,coibatore-01;Jamal Mohammed college Trichy-01;Manglore university-02;pazhasssiraja college wayanad-03;bharathidasana university-02;MAMO college,manassery-06;PSMO college Malappuram-02;central university of Karnataka-02;MES college ponnani-02;Pondichery university-01;sir Sayed college thaliparamba-01;little flower college trichur-01;unity women’s college manjeri-02;devgiri college -03;

M. Tech. Students: 26 No.s

Govt: engineering College Trissur-04; Karunya university-08; Visweswarayya NIT, Nagpur-04; SAM higginbotoms institute of agriculture-01; Kelappaji College of agricultural Eng. And technology-01; NIT Karnataka-05; National institute of engineering mysore-01; NIT Warangal-02;

Internship: 60 No.s

Govt: Eng. College trisur-02; Bharathiyar university-01; cusat-06; Calicut iniveristy-06; Mohandas college of Eng. And technology,TVM-01;Bharathidasan university-08;central university of Karnataka-04;ST:berchman’s college changanassery-02;annamalai university-04;Central university of kerala-01;anna university-04;IIT Bombay-01;Gandipuram rural institute –deemed university tamilnadu-06;Pondichery university-02;sir Sayed college thaliparamaba -01;NIT –thiruchirappally-01;SINHGAD college of engineering ,pune-01;Christ college irringalakkuda-01;DSGR krishnammal college ,Coimbatore-01;Little flower college Trissur-01;

Ph.D Programme

CWRDM admits students for Ph.D. Degree in three Universities namely Cochin University of Science and Technology, University of Calicut and Kannur University.


  • Mrs. Manjula, P. (2016), ‘ Hydrological and Hydrochemical Characterization of Thuthapuzha Sub Basin of Bharathapuzha’, Name of Guide:  Dr.C.Unnikrishnan Warrier, Name of University:  Kannur University
  • Sri.Praveen Babu, M, (2016) ’ Studies on Isotopic Composition of Precipitation in Kerala and its  Applications’, Name of Guide:  Dr.A.ShahulHameed, Name of University: Kannur University
  • Mrs. Jesitha K, (2015),’ Monitoring of Pesticide Residues in Selected Water Resources of Kerala and Developing Methods for Pesticide Removal’, Name of Guide:  Dr. P S Harikumar, Name of University:University of Calicut
  • Mrs. Jesitha K, (2014),’ Drinking Water Quality Assessment and Application of Nanotechnology and Electrochemical Techniques in Water Treatment’, Name of Guide:  Dr. P S Harikumar, Name of University: Kannur University
  • Mr. Nasir U P, (2011),’ Water quality assessment and isotope studies of Vembanad Wetland System’, Name of Guide:  Dr. P S Harikumar, Name of University: Kannur University
  • Mr. Mahesan P M, (2009),’ Water Studies on the Aquatic MacrophyteBased Wastewater Treatment  Systems (AMS)’, Name of Guide:  Dr. P S Harikumar (as co-guide), Name of University: NIT Suratakl


  • Cochin University of Science and Technology: 5 No.s
  • University of Calicut: 4 No.s
  • Kannur University: 4 No.s