Applied Science & Humanities


 HOD’s Desk

Department of Applied Science & Humanities has access to all streams of students irrespective of their branch of specialization. The department helps  them  in  moulding  the  right  attitude towards Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics and English . It also imparts training in life skills such as communication skills, soft skills and personality development skills  so  that  the students can face the challenges of the changing world with confidence.

Each discipline the department undertake has its own lab with the latest equipment and software. The department is equipped with competent and enthusiastic faculty members ready to adapt themselves with the rapidly changing technical world .

Dr. Sukhila Krishnan

 Head of the Department



Empower future innovators and leaders with a deep understanding of fundamentals and fostering meaningful contribution to the socio-technological landscape.


  1. Prepare students for various engineering and technology programs by instilling a strong foundation in the areas of science and humanities with well experienced faculty.

  2. Nurture practical, interpersonal and communication skills in students to prepare them industrially equipped.

  3. Integrate ethical values and social issues with technical education 


Sl. No Faculty Name No. of papers/Books Title of the Paper/Book Journal/Book Details
1 Dr Sudha George Valavi 3 1)The Jackfruit
2) Mango, 2 Volumes 
1) Published by Studium Press, 2011;
ISBN 10: 1933699612 
2) Published by‎ Studium Press, LlC(1 January 2012);ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1933699922

1)Optimization and Influence of Process Parameters 
for HDS material in Wire EDM

2)Optimization and Influence of Process Parameters for Oil Hardened Non Shrinking Steel in Wire EDM”,
3)      Parametric optimization & Influence of WEDM process on different materials”, 
4)   Estimation of Surface roughness and Dimensional accuracy using process parameters in Wire cut EDM by Artificial Neural Network”,
5) Parameter Estimation in WEDM using Taguchi’s Technique”, 
6)  Optimization and Influence of Control Factors of Wire Cut EDM Based On Design of Experiments”
7) Parametric optimization & Influence of control factors on Hot Die Steel in WEDM process”
8) Optimization & Influence of Process Parameters Of WEDM Based on DOE Using Taguchi’s Technique” .

9)Study of Electrodes used in wire cut EDM” 
10)Optimization and Influence of Process Parameters for HDS material in Wire EDM

1)7th Australian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM7), The University of Adelaide, Australia, December 9 – 12, 2012
2)International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition”, ASME 2010, Vancouver. 
British Colombia, Nov. 10-12, 2010.

3)2ndInternational & 23rd All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research Conference IIT Madras, December 15 – 17, 2008, PP 489-494.

4)International Symposium on Measurement and Quality Control (9th ISMQC), IIT Madras, November 21 – 24, 2007, PP 380-383.

5)International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Engg. (ICAME-2007), Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, October 24 – 26, 2007, P-30.

6)National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engg.(ETIME 2008), BMS College of Engg., Bangalore, Aug. 28 – 29, 2008, P-6
7)National Conference on Recent trends in Manufacturing Technology (RTMT 2009), Anna University, Chennai, March 6-7,2009, P-12.

8)National Conference on Recent Advances in Design Engineering (RADE 2007) Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, February 22 – 24, 2007, PP 108-111

9)National Conference on Materials for Critical application by Institution of Engineers at Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala, November 3rd 2007, P-58.
10) International Conference on Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, FIME 2016, University of Texas, USA, May 20 – 22, 2017.

3 JEMCY ANTONY  1 Text Book On Differential Equations “DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS”  is a book written based on the syllabus of K.T.U for first year second semester B.Tech students of Kerala.This book is strictly adhered to the syllabus and deal the topic in a simple style without sacrificing the depth and vastness. A number of problems are worked out from each chapter for the better understanding of each topic and for development of application skill.
4 V.S.NITHYADAS Text Book on ENGINEERING PHYSICS “Engineering Physics” (Revised edition of July 2016) is a book written based on the syllabus of K.T.U for first year B.Tech students of Kerala. This book is strictly adhered to the syllabus and deal the topic in a simple and lucid style without sacrificing the depth and vastness. A number of problems are worked out at the end of each chapter for the better understanding of each topic and for development of application skill. Unsolved problems are also included for the students to practice.
5 NIXON KURUVILA 1 Optimization and Influence of Process parameters for Machining Oil Hardened Non Shrinking Steel (OHNS) in WEDM” International  Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials
6 MATHEWS V JOHN 1 Effect of OEM and After market air filter on vehicle parameters . Mr. Mathews V J presented a paper on Effect of OEM and After market air filter on vehicle parameters at ICETEST -2015 held at GEC, Thrissur.
7 NIXON KURUVILA 1 Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering Dr. Nixon Kuruvila presented a paper in 13th International Conference on Mechanical Automotive and Materials Engineering organized by the world Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology at Berlin, Germany on 21st May 2015. 
8 Dr Sukhila Krishnan 4 1.Chapter in Book:Diverse Applications of Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites: Emerging Research and Opportunities, Chapter 7-Recent developments of epoxy nanocomposites used for Aerospace and Automotive application
2.  Chapter in Book titled :Bio‐Based Epoxy Polymers, Blends and Composites: Synthesis, Properties, Characterization and Applications. Chapter 3- Polymer Blends Based on Bioepoxy Polymers.
3.  Chapter in Book titled :Biodegradable Polymers, Blends and Composites, Chapter 11-PBAT-based blends and composites,
4. Chapter in Book titled :Elastomer Blends and Composites., Chapter 15-Applications of elastomer blends and composites,
2) Wiley Publications.,  01 February 2021
3) Woodhead Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier,2022
ISBN 978-0-12-823791-5,Nov 2021
4) Woodhead Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier,2022 
ISBN 9780323858335,18 March 2022
9 Dr Sukhila Krishnan 1 Polylactic Acid/ESO-TPS based blends: Evaluation of mechanical, morphological and biodegradation performance Dr Sukhila Krishnan presented a paper at National Conference (MTADD-2019) on Oct-3-5
10 Dr Sukhila Krishnan 1 Recycling of carbon fiber with epoxy composites by chemical recycling for future perspective: a review

Chemical Papers, 2020 74(11) 3785–3807 ,


  1. Dr Sudha George Valavi has been awarded an honorary chieftancy title of Aare Yeye Meko of Ikire Kingdom (President of Women Teachers) in recognition of her contribution to the progress of Ikire Kingdom on 21 October 2011.
  2. Dr Nixon Kuruvila is a member of Board of Studies APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
  3. Dr Nixon Kuruvila received the Sadguru (the excellent teacher) award instituted by the University of Calicut for the best teacher adjudged on the basis of student-feedback, pass percentage and overall performance.
  4. Dr Nixon Kuruvila received the Excellent Academician Award by Kodakara Grama Panchayat.
  5. Dr Nixon Kuruvila received the Academic Excellence Award-2017 from JCI,India
  6. Ms. Jimi K J got Gold Medal Certificate in NPTEL MOOC Course by IIT, Kharagpur, 2018.
  7. Dr Sukhila Krishnan achieved Young Scientist Award (runner up)in the national conference MTADD-2019.
  8. Dr. Sudha George Valavi and Dr. Nixon Kuruvila got Ph.d Research Supervisorship under APJAKTU University.
  9. Dr Nixon Kuruvila is a Member of Staff Selection Committee in Thyagaraja Polytechnic, Thrissur.
  10. Dr. Nixon kuruvila is an invited expert for setting University Examination Question Paper in CUSAT (Cochin University of science and Technology)
  11. Dr. Nixon Kuruvila is a member of Syllabus revision Committee in APJAKTU.
  12. Dr Nixon Kuruvila had chaired TedX Sahrdaya CET 2019.

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