Prior to the commencement of research programmes in various disciplines several members of our faculty had already undertaken scholarly research pursuits in the 1970s. Department of Tamil is the pioneering department in the field of research. The Head of the Department of Tamil Dr. Mrs. Sakthi Perumal was a popular speaker as well as one who acquired the doctoral degree well ahead of many other scholars in the field. Tamil department has been headed by Dr.Shenbagam, who has enjoyed being one of the jury in the Sahitya Akademi.
Among the science departments, in Physics we have had Heads like Dr. Susila, who have done research under Dr. Homi Baba’s student She was one among the 13 in the National level selection done directly by the U.G.C. to avail of Faculty Improvement Program in the year 1976. Dr. Ms. Gita Paul who headed the department of Zoology pursued her doctoral work under Dr.Krishnaswamy, the Head of Biology department in the Madurai Kamaraj University who elevated the research center in M.K.U to world renown.
Research activities began in Fatima campus with the inauguration of the Department of Research in Tamil on 16th July 2004 under the auspices of Professor Tamizhannal and Professor Arunagiri. The next department to commence research
Thus, research has been part of the academic culture in Fatima campus. The activities include the research done by students who have joined for their Doctorate studies, M.Phil. programme, the Dissertation work or mini research projects done by the students at the Post Graduate levels. Periodical guest lectures with renowned scholars, researchers and young scientists animate the academic ambience and give impetus to the young minds.
Our college is proud of its staff, with members like Dr. S. Geetha who has been on the panel of jury for the selection of Fulbright scholars and Dr. Magdelene has attended a Fulbright Program our alumnus Dr. Angelina, has availed of Fulbright scholarship to pursue her research program in the U.S. Sponsored research projects with funding from external sources and consultancy are also undertaken. Researchers in various faculty have ties with various International and National libraries and other centers of active research.