M.A.(Pol),.M.A.(Socio),.M.A (Eng), M.Sc.(Psy), MA (Jour.), MA (Philo.), M.Ed., NET, M.Phil. Ph.D
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Dr. T. C. Thankachan, Associate Professor in Education, St. Thomas College of Teacher Education, Pala, Kerala joined in permanent service in 2005. Before entering the permanent service in this college, he worked as Lecturer in Social Science (Contract basis- 6 months) at St. Thomas College of Teacher Education, Pala; Lecturer in social Science (Contract basis – 1 ½ years) at Mahatma Gandhi University College of Teacher Education, Kanjirappally; Lecturer in Social Science and Education (Contract basis – 2 years) at St. John The Baptist’s College of Education, Nedumkunnam and Lecturer in Education (Contract basis) at St. Thomas College of Teacher Education, Pala. The area of interest in teaching are; education, social science, educational technology, guidance and counseling, research, value education, peace education, etc. Presently, he is handling four subjects in the college; contemporary India and education, knowledge and curriculum, language across the curriculum, gender school and society. He has teaching and research guidance experience in the Department of PG Studies in Education (M. Ed), St. Thomas College of Teacher Education, Pala since 2005. The career objective of Dr. T. C. Thankanchan is to become an inspiring humanistic teacher educator with a difference – intellectually competent, emotionally stable, socially efficient, spiritually mature, physically strong, morally upright, technically advanced, culturally refined, and internationally liberal.
Dr. T. C. Thankachan completed his Master Degrees in Political Science, Sociology, English Literature, Journalism and Mass Communication, Philosophy of Religions, Applied Psychology and Education from different Universities of South India. He has also completed M.Phil from Madurai Kamaraj University, and Ph.D in Education from Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu. He has authored 24 books and successfully completed two Major Research Projects and one Minor Research Project funded by UGC, New Delhi, and produced 3 Ph.Ds in Education as Research Supervisor at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Presently he is guiding Ph.D Research scholars in Education at School of Pedagogical Sciences, MG University, Kottayam, Kerala. He has acted as resource person for 4 International, 15 National and 25 Regional Conferences/Seminars and coordinated various academic activities. He has participated and presented papers in 19 international, 35 national and 25 regional seminars/conferences. He has published 15 chapters in edited books, 26 documents and reports, and more than 65 research papers in National and International Journals, and 46 papers in National and International Conference proceedings. He has visited and participated in conferences at University of Malaya, Kaulalumpur, Malaysia; Alliant International University, San Deigo, California, USA; Stanford University, San Francisco, USA; California University, Berkely, USA; Alhosn University, Abudabi, UAE; Geneva Business School, Geneva, Switzerland and other countries such as; Germany, France, Netherlands, Austria, Luxemburg, Linchestein, Belgium, Italy, etc. He has been honoured with several awards, Outstanding Faculty Award (2015) Shiksha Rattan Puraskar (2012) Award for the Best Paper Presentation instituted by CTE National – India (2012), Dr. Vedamani Manuel Award for Best Paper Presenter of the year (2009), etc. He is the Member, Board of Studies, MG University, Kottayam; Chief Editor, Educational Extracts (ISSN 2320 – 7612); Associate Editor of the e-journal, Journal of Contemporary Educational Research and Innovations (JCERI) (ISSN 2249-9636); Member Editorial Board, International Journal of Multi-Dimensional Research (IJMR) (Impact factor 3.570, ISSN 2321–1784); Member, Editorial Board of International Journals such as Asian Research Review from University of Malaya, Malaysia; West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning, published by National Open University of Nigeria; and President, Society of Innovative Researchers and Academicians (SIRA-INDIA). He has 20 years of teaching experience at teacher education level.