Pushpagiri group of institutes, located in the heart of Thiruvalla, a scenic town in central Travancore in Kerala. This land is blessed with the visit of Saint Thomas, the disciple of Jesus. It harbors Sri Vallabha Temple, Saint John’s Cathedral, Parumala Church to enrich the rich spiritual heritage of Thiruvalla. This place is richly ornamented with the lush green paddy fields and coconut grooves.
The branches of Pushpagiri Medical College comprises of Institute of Medical Sciences, Research Centre, College of Dental Science, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, School of Nursing, & College of Allied Health Sciences.
Pushpagiri research centre better known by the acronym PRC. PRC is the brain child and a brave endeavor of Rev. Fr.Dr. Mathew Mazhavancheril. It is a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It was initiated in the year 2009 and functions in Pushpagiri Medical College Campus as a central research facility. PRC features open-plan, multifunctional research Laboratory and it conducts, promotes research in interdisciplinary areas of Science such as Tissue Engineering, Phytoceutical research, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, Microbial Technology, Metabolic disorders, Biochemistry and Nanotechnology.
PRC offers a unique, pluralistic and open research culture that is supported by high-end infrastructure and instrument facilities (instrument list is attached). Various research schemes funded by State & Central Government agencies like DST, DBT, ICMR, BRNS and International agencies like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
PRC is an upcoming research centre and mainly focuses on translating the ideas from laboratory to commercial market. The research centre is currently carrying out various researches in wound healing, tissue regeneration, synthesis of green nanoparticle, drug delivery, drug discovery and inborn errors of metabolism which is in collaboration with various institutions. PRC is having MOU with various government institutes like HLL- Trivandrum, CIFT-Kochi, MG University-Kottayam and private institutes like MACFAST-Tiruvalla, VIT-TamilNadu, Mar Ephraim College -Marthandum, SRM University-TamilNadu, Polyskin-Alleppey, Yenepoya-Mangalore etc.