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Rajagiri Centre for Sustainable Livelihood

Rajagiri Centre for Sustainable Livelihood is set up with a view to develop various technologies and processes and transfer such technologies and processes to the needy persons for making a livelihood to them in a sustainable manner.


  1. Developing and patenting of innovative products, processes and technologies having contemporary social relevance.
  2. To launch need-based Projects with the support of various funding agencies.
  3. To impart participatory training programmes for providing sustainable livelihood.
  4. To develop and popularise Value-added products having nutritional, therapeutic and cosmetic applications.
  5. To promote multi-disciplinary research works leading to publications.

Areas covered:

Various branches of Life Sciences having societal relevance such as Mushroom cultivation, Tissue culture, Plant breeding, Probiotics, Integrated Farming, etc.,


  • Training Programmes to Self- Help Groups on Mushroom Cultivation.
  • Skill Development Programmes among Inter-dependent Micro-entrepreneurial Clusters (ICSSR Project).
  • Mentorship and Facilitator for Young Innovators Programme (K-DISC, Govt. of Kerala) for the Promotion of Innovations among the School and College students.


Devices developed:

  • TENDER COCONUT PUNCHING CUM CUTTING MACHINE: Balakrishnan Thampi Ramesh, Neenthamadathil Mohandas Krishnakumar, Karukappillil Xavier Joseph, Rahul Ramesh
  • MULTI-UTILITARIAN COPRA DETACHER: Balakrishnan Thampi Ramesh, Rahul Ramesh, Karukappillil Xavier Joseph, Neenthamadathil Mohandas Krishnakumar

Technologies developed:

  • POLYMERISED COCONUT LEAF BASED ROOFING AND FLOORING TILES: Balakrishnan Thampi Ramesh, Karukappillil Xavier Joseph, Neenthamadathil Mohandas Krishnakumar, Rahul Ramesh

Mushroom varieties standardised in the Lab for Commercial cultivation/Training:

  1. White Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus spp.)
  2. Pink Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus eous)
  3. Oyster Mushroom CO2 variety (Hypsizygus ulmarius)
  4. White Oyster Mushroom (HUC variety)
  5. Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus florida)
  6. Milky Mushroom (Calocybe indica)


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