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  • House Sparrow Numbers Fall

    House Sparrow Numbers Fall

    The survey of house sparrows held in connection with the World House Sparrow Day has registered a steep drop in the sparrow population in Kottayam and Ernakulam city areas. Dr Punnen Kurian Venkadath, secretary of the Tropical Institute of Ecological Sciences (TIES), here which conducted the survey, said that the findings are so alarming that at this rate the sparrow population could vanish from these areas where they had a thriving population earlier.

    In Kottayam the number which stood at 740 during the first edition of the survey in 2012, has come down to 150 in the current edition. Likewise the sparrows were found in nearly 10 areas within the town in 2012. “During the sixth edition it has come down to just five” said Dr Kurian. In fact the d...

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    Posted by Hindu / Posted on Mar , 19 2017
  • The Grove in the groves

    The Grove in the groves

     A new meeting cum exhibition hall built at the TIES campus using the sustainable architecture philosophies is gaining more public attention. The grove that is built inside a bamboo grove and has a seating capacity of 100 people. Also, it boasts an open air theater type seating facility, natural air conditioning and a biological specimen exhibition unit. COSTFORD, a green architectural firm, has turned this eco-friendly idea of Dr Punnen Kurian , Director of TIES, into reality. 

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    Posted by Malayala Manorama / Posted on Feb , 16 2017
  • Hands-on Training on Statistical Data Analysis

    Hands-on Training on Statistical Data Analysis

    Tropical Institute of Ecological Sciences is offering a training program Statistical Analysis Using SPSS. This specialized program is designed to equip students, researchers and scientists for using sophisticated statistical tools for design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data. The 3-day training program include lecture on statistical concepts, demonstration of statistical analysis using SPSS, practical exercises to familiarize with SPSS. Also, all participants are offered expert advises for statistical analysis for their individual research project design and data analysis.

    When: 17-19 February, 2017

    Where: TIES Campus, Velloor

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    Posted by TIES / Posted on Jan , 13 2017
  • Mushroom Farming Training Program was Conducted

    Mushroom Farming Training Program was Conducted

    A mushroom farming training was conducted at TIES on November 12, 2016. In the training, the participants were taught the technique of cultivating mushroom using the common facilities within the homestead. The training program included various sessions like lecture conducted by experts, demonstration of mushroom farming and laboratory training on mushroom spawn production. The participants were given the opportunity to visit the model mushroom farm at TIES. 

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    Posted by TIES / Posted on Nov , 14 2016
  • Enjoy Learning

    Enjoy Learning

    An Enjoy learning session for the students of Department of Chemistry, KG College, Pampady was conducted at TIES campus on November 11, 2016. Enjoy learning is a daylong education program for students of schools and colleges. It provides a unique experiment in environmental education, targeting transformation among the stakeholder community. The nature is taught in an enjoyable way to the students such that it benefits both their studies as well future life. The one-day programme can be treated as a “Field Study programme”, “Field assignment” or laboratory visit or research institute visit as envisaged in the curriculum of several UG courses in South India. For each age group separate packages have been developed based on a...

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    Posted by TIES / Posted on Nov , 12 2016

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