Library - Information and Knowledge Centre

DiST has got an excellent, fully automated library which offers a varied dimension to the learning resources. The Library's aim is to provide students with a friendly, relevant and expert service, and to equip them with the information literacy skills to engage in a life time of learning. The Library's role is to support learning and research by providing focused collections, and assistance in the use of information resources, information services, and a pleasant, functional environment in which to work and study. The library conducts inter departmental competitions for the students as an Extension Activity. The Library staff are available to help students discover the wide range of printed and electronic resources. They assist you in the identification and collection of resources. The library staff provide in depth assistance to the users.

The library owns a rapidly expanding collection of 15,000 volumes of books, national and international journals and e-journals relating to various disciplines. The library now subscribes to about 100 national/ international periodicals. The digital library collection includes a large number of DVDs, CD-ROMs. The library has also a DELNET membership which provides immense research and resource sharing possibilities to its users. ProQuest and N-List are the other resources for its users. The college has a spacious and student friendly library and reading room with all the modern facilities attached to it.


  1. Develop and enhance access to high-quality resources in support of teaching and research
  2. Ensure our students are well-informed and motivated
  3. To improve the speed and quality of the process of retrieving the right resource
  4. To make physical and online library more user friendly
  5. To provide information literacy skills to engage in a life time of learning

Library Structure

The library has got Four main sections i.e. Circulation section, Reference section, Stack Area and Reading Room. All the materials in the library are scientifically classified and arranged in various sections as per the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) method.

Automated system

Each book is assigned a Call Number which consists of a Class Number and Book Number. Class Number is assigned to a book according to its subject matter. Faculty and students have the facility to open access to all the collections available in the library. A fully automated system keeps track of student access and use once he/she has logged on to the system. The whole library is under the surveillance of C.C. TV Cameras.


The library has a collection of around 14,900 books under different titles. A good majority of the books in the library are in English. There are also books in Malayalam and Hindi. The main areas of interest of this library are Management, Computer Science, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Mathematics, Economics, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Banking, Law, Literature, Journalism, Multimedia and Statistics.

At any time 140 members can use the reading room. Facilities are also provided in the stack room for reference. Other facilities include Digital Library, Inflibnet N-List, Delnet, and online search. The library users can search the library database through intranet.

New arrivals are displayed on a special rack for two weeks for reference. Faculty are alerted about the new arrivals through intranet sent to their personal id. A list of newly arrived books is also given to the concerned department monthly. The users can suggest books to the library through intranet.

Library - Services

  1. Circulation Service
  2. The books, back issues of journals and periodicals, CDs and DVDs are circulated among the library users. Through the open access system in the library, users can select the books of their choice and the books are issued to them at the circulation counter. Bar coding has been done to maximize the speed at the counter. The circulation includes issue, return and renewal of the materials issued.

  3. Current Awareness Service
  4. The users are provided with awareness about current developments in their subject through this service. Journals and yearbooks serve this purpose.

  5. Inter library loan services
  6. The library borrows books from other libraries all over India through DELNET and return it back after a specific time. Books which are not readily available in the market are borrowed in this manner for reference purpose. The users can get the books required using this service by a request to the Librarian.

  7. Internet services
  8. Internet facility is provided to all students through Wifi and the lab. Through this service students can access e-books, 3000 plus e-journals which are provided by DELNET,Proquest and N-List.

  9. OPAC search
  10. Through OPAC the users can search for any books required in the library software using Title, Author, Publication, or any other key words and know its status as available or non-available in the library.

  11. Reference service
  12. A separate section for reference books are arranged in the stack area for the purpose. There are Encyclopedias and Dictionaries and other reference material in this section.

  13. Referral service
  14. The Library staff directs the user to the source of information if the information is not available in the library. The library staff helps to find the right information.

  15. New Arrivals Awareness Service
  16. The newly arrived books are displayed in a separate section in front of the library and also in a separate section in the stack area. A New Arrivals List are also send to the concerned department monthly.

  17. Orientation Service
  18. An orientation class to the new batch of students are given at the beginning of the course. After a short description about the rules of the library, they are taken to the library and given a detailed description about the sections in the library.

  19. Bibliographic services
  20. The bibliographic service denotes the acquisition, classification and arrangement in the shelves of a book in the library. This process helps the easy retrieval of material from the stack.

De Paul Centre for Research & Development

Educational Research is the systematic investigation and study of materials and sources to establish facts and reach new conclusions, so it shapes people’s understanding of the world around them. It uses the scientific method to collect scientific data that can provide a definite answer about best practices in teaching. These are only a few of the many reasons, research is important, especially to educators. In an increasingly data-driven society, it is vital that educators know how to locate, find, and interpret research on their own. Further, educators need to be able to conduct quality research to examine issues within their own contexts. We, De Paul Centre for Research & development (DCRD) provide these facilities. De Paul Centre for Research & Development is a registered society constituted in the year 2010 under the Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 1955. This initiative of De Paul Institute of Science & Technology was developed with the objective of promoting research orientation in the academic community of De Paul Institute of Science and Technology (DiST). DCRD has a dedicated research team to assist and encourage scholars in various ways. It also undertakes research projects/ activities where students and teaching faculty from various schools can collaborate. Read More

De Paul Journal of Scientific Research

The function of a research journal is to set down on paper your thoughts about the primary and secondary source material you are reading. It is a record of your questions about the material and your tentative answers to those questions. It documents the connections you make between the materials you read, and provides a place to record the questions this material raises. The object of the journal is to record your thoughts about the primary and secondary material at hand. You want to do this as close to the moment of having the thought as possible, and you want to minimize anything that hampers this objective. Make your journal accessible and easy to use. Use a special computer file devoted to the purpose, or a spiral-bound notebook, or whatever device works best for you. This is the reason why we Promote DJSR.Our intention is to publish an international multidisciplinary referred journal on Social Work, Business Studies, and Media Studies & Information Technology. It is intended to be an annual and can consist of original research papers, articles, case studies, Thesis reviews, book reviews, etc. from above mentioned thrust areas and other related disciplines. The objective is to develop scholarship that realizes the problems of the society and world in its totality using multidimensional and interdisciplinary approaches to research and development. In a world where problems of existence become more and more complex each day, it is imperative to seek the truth in the unexplored territories that lie between disciplines. visit

Dr. Mani K P Director, De Paul Centre for Research & Development

De Paul Finishing School

The De Paul Finishing School aims at preparing students for a bright life and career lying ahead. Started with the vision of enhancing employability among fresh graduates, it has grown over the years enriching its vision and practices to include training in all those skills, attitudes and values that are necessary for a meaningful life through successful engagement with oneself and the society at large. It offers enthusiastic students a bouquet of life skills, communication skills, teamwork, discipline and knowledge upgradation

English Training Program: An Overview

English has become the global language and people from different walks of life realize the significance of it. The prime objective of English Training Program is to enable the students of DiST to communicate in English. The program is being conducted in an interactive manner. The students have a lot of opportunities to interact with each other and the trainer. The activities, which are planned in advance with the help of scientific research, are interesting and exciting, allowing the students to assimilate the structures and vocabulary subconsciously. The students engage themselves in different group activities like discussions and role plays supported by creative feedback. The feedback is given only after the completion of the activity to avoid interruption from the trainer which may affect the performance. However, the trainer extends his or her helping hand, if the situation demands so, even during the activity.

Programme Summary

  1. Games: Certain games which would engage the students in communicating in English.
  2. Role Plays: The students are given different contexts and characters and they play their respective roles.
  3. Public Speaking: The students are trained in public speaking under the guidance of a trainer.
  4. Casual Interaction: The students are guided into practicing every day conversational language.
  5. Group discussion: The students discuss different topics to improve their interactive skills and creative thinking.
  6. Mock interviews: Mock interviews with feedback improve their ability to perform at interviews.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) - De Paul Campus, Angamaly

Courses offered:

The courses being offered at present includes,

  1. Master of Social Work (MSW)
  2. Master of Commerce (MCOM)
  3. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  4. Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM)
  5. Certificate in HIV & Family Education (CAFE)
  6. Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)
  7. Certificate in Rural Development (CRD)
  8. Diploma in HIV & Family Education (DAFE)
  9. Diploma in Women Empowerment & Development (DWED)
  10. Post Graduate Diploma in Environment & Sustainable Development (PGDESD)


The University offers round the year walk- in admission. Most of the academic programmes being offered in both the cycle of admission i.e., January and July cycles. Admission to the academic programmes are under different modes i.e., through entrance examination, depending on the nature of the programme and without entrance examination. Admission notifications are issued in leading nationals and regional dailies for Walk in Admission during April – May for July session and August – September for January session. The detailed information on admission and application forms are available on the university website at . The filled- in applications are to be submitted to Regional Center, Cochin.

Modes of evaluation:


1. Students have to submit assignments without fail on or before, a. March 30 to appear university exam held in the month of June & b. September 30 to appear university exam held in the month of December.,
2. Assignment questions shall be downloaded from IGNOU website
3. Students are expected to collect the assignments after the valuation by the experts from the study centre
4. Students are requested to discuss about the assignment plan with rough copy during the time of individual conference.
5. An assignment without discussing with the field work supervisor in not entertained to submit.
6. There shall be reference with APA format after each answers.


For MSW students, 5 days orientation visit (Each year) + 45 days concurrent field work

For BSW students

25 days concurrent field work (Each year)

  1. Students should meet Field work Supervisor in person for the approval of Field Work Letter.
  2. Students are mandatorily requested to meet the faculty supervisors (De Paul) minimum 5 times to discuss about the field work progress, field journal report.
  3. Students who fail to meet faculty supervisors minimum 5 times (individual conference) shall not entertained to submit the journal.
  4. The individual conference shall be held with each faculty supervisor with the prior appointment in 5 fixed following timings: -
    • Visit one: after the completion of 5 orientation visit in different settings. The evaluation of the orientation visit is based on the learning process and successful completion of the given format. Students are expected to submit a request letter to select the field work agency and begin the concurrent field work only after getting the signature in the 5 orientation visits’ report by the concerned field work supervisor(De Paul Campus)
    • Visit Two: after the completion of the 10th day of your concurrent field work, students are expected to meet the concerned faculty supervisor to discuss about the progress of your field work. Please ensure that you get a signature on the 10th day from the concerned faculty supervisor
    • Visit Three: after the completion of the 20th day of your concurrent field work, students are expected to meet the concerned faculty supervisor to discuss about the progress of your field work. Please get a signature on the 20th day of your concurrent field work
    • Visit Four: after the completion of your 30th day please get a signature from the concerned faculty supervisor and discuss the further progress of your concurrent field work
    • Visit Five: after the completion of 45th day of your concurrent field work, get a signature from the faculty supervisor and fix a day to make the final submission.
      You have to submit FWJ on or before 2 months after university exam
  5. Students are requested to submit the FWJ on or before 2 months after the university exam


1. Students should take Project Proposal Approval from concerned allotted guide.


1. The contact classes will be on prefixed Saturday & Sunday, which will be informed through SMS


Regional Centre Kaloor P.O., Cochin-682017
IGNOU Main Website
RC Cochin Website:


Study Centre Name address code: De Paul Campus Angamaly, 14119
Phone: 0484-2911807
Mobile no: 9496282336
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Office Timing; 9.30am- 5.00 pm (Monday to Friday)

De Paul Extension Services

De Paul Extension Services has been extending various humanitarian activities since its beginning in 2004. Following are some of the important activities carried out by the De Paul Extension Services (DES) after its registration in 2006. De Paul extension Services (DES) is a Registered Trust (Reg No. 1091/2006) at De Paul Institute of Science & Technology (DiST). It mainly acts as the live lab for Professional Social Work aspects of practices in the School of Social Work. DES maintains a good rapport with the community through various activities like Community Development Programmes, Community Rehabilitation, School Counselling, Adolescent Clubs, Model Anganwadi Programmes, Legal Awareness Programme, Women Empowerment Programme and environment Protection campaigns. DES strengthens the link between academics and community services by taking the Professionals/ Trainees to the field and field experiences to the classrooms. It also promotes various research and development activities to cater the needs of the people in various sectors.

De Paul Extension Service (DES) engages in different social outreach programes. It promotes social welfare activities for the advancement of the marginalized and other deprived sections in the society. It covers different programes such as Community Development Programe, Women Empowerment Programes, Legal Service Programes, Counseling Service, School Social Work Programes, Awareness program, Social Advocacy Programme for Environment Preservation, Collaboration with Local Self Governments & NGOs and Conducting Participatory Rural Appraisal & Social Surveys, Street plays, Exhibitions and Rallies. for more details visit

Employment training

Employment training

Medical camp

Railaway colony Medical camp


Skill Development Exhibition

National Service Scheme

Development of human resource is the prime function of education .Therefore, every educational institution should aim at shaping the human soul to fit into the society to which he belongs. Education serves as a tool for this Transformation.

NSS has been functioning in the realm of higher education since last four decades .The overall objective of NSS is educational and service to the community and essentially it is a student centered programme. Whatever the community gets should be as a by-product and the principal product should be the educational experience which the volunteer student is likely to acquire through his participation in the projects

Exhibition cum sales of the products of Self Help Groups

NSS in association with DES conducted a mega sales and exhibition of the products of Self Help Groups(SHG) on 23rd March 2015. It included the groups of under privileged, women and handicapped . Rev.Dr. JamesChelapurath V. C, the Principal inaugurated the programme. It was a great opportunity for these groups to exhibit their creative talents and to bag a good amount of money by selling their products

Old Age Day Celebration

On 1st October NSS celebrated old Age Day in association with Angamaly Muncipality, which made the elderly participants feel at cloud nine in spite of ageing.

Blood Donors Club Inauguration

DiST NSS formed a Blood Donors Club in association with VSS on 29th October .Rev. Dr Alex Chalangady the educational counselor of Mary Matha Province and associate manager, DiST inaugurated the club and Rev Dr. James Chelappurath, the Principal presided over the ceremony . Fr Sameer Macwan, the Vice Principa, Fr. Varghese Perinchery, the Director VSS, Asst Pro. Sanilkumar, Asst. pro. Reena Cherian, NSS programme officers felicitated the function. Mr. Edwin Joy the Volunteer secretary expressed vote of thanks. There are around two hundred members in the donors club. A Blood Donation Camp also was conducted in association with Regional Blood Bank Aluva on the same on the same day of the clubs inauguration.

NSS Special Camp

The Special Camp for seven days from 18 th to24 th was a meaningful one for the goal it achieved and the spirit it created. During the camp days NSS could help an under privileged family to see their dream come true. The volunteers carried all the solid blocks required to build a house on a hill top, which was impossible otherwise. The villagers and the all the popular newspapers acclaimed the good job well done. There were seminars and classes on various topics including organic farming by the experts. Cultural programmes and classes on personality development helped the s volunteers in shaping their personality. . The camp was at Tabore , Mookkannoor Grama Panchayat and was inaugurated by Mrs Moly Vincent President and Rev. Dr. James Chelapurath V. C was on the chair. Mr Alias K Tharian Vice President and various dignitaries felicitated the inaugural meeting . Asst Prof. Sanilkumar welcomed the gathering and Asst Prof. Reena Charian expressed the vote of thanks . “The special camp was a wonderful experience and it changed altogether my attitude towards life” remarked a camper.

Anti Narcotics day

Oppu Maram - Anti Narcotics Day


Exhibition cum sales of the products of Self Help Groups

Old Age Day

As part of Clean campus...

Blood Donors Club

Rev. Dr Alex Chalangady Associate manager, DiST inaugurated the club

Special Camp

A Pic From The Special Camp

Legal Service providing centre

DePaul Legal Service providing centre Angamaly is one of the recognized Service Providing Centers by Kerala State Social Welfare Board to provide Legal support under Domestic Violence Act. The Centre has been functioning since 2010. There are number of cases reported to the centre and many clients are approaching regularly for legal aid and counseling. The service of legal counselor is available three days in a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday). The centre is organizing various programs to generate awareness regarding laws related to women and legal provisions.

Contact Number: +91 9207587502

About Us

De Paul Institute of Science and Technology (DiST), Angamaly, is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified professional college run by De Paul Education Trust and owned by Marymatha Province of Vincentian Congregation. Education is one of the most important areas of its activities. The Vincentians hold aloft the sublime values of justice, peace and love and aims at creating a new generation with a difference. The students must prove not only their academic excellence but also show a deep commitment to the society they live in. The college is situated in an eco-friendly and academic-friendly atmosphere amidst a fast developing industrial and business town and sylvan surroundings. Info park Kochi, Cochin International Airport and Smart City are all a stone's throw away.

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