education and some more...

Research Works


Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India's Developing Economy (STRIDE) is a quality mandate proposed by UGC to promote quality research by faculty and students. It aims to promote the creation of new knowledge, inculcate innovative and cognitive thinking, and improve the quality of doctoral research. It plans to add new disciplines for research support with a thrust on research capacity building and trans-disciplinary research for facilitating India's developing economy. As a quality assurance strategy, STRIDE promotes action-oriented research and high-impact research among motivated faculty from diverse disciplines focusing on issues and problems related to local, regional, and national Levels.

WMO Arts and Science College is one of the 18 colleges in India selected for the prestigious STRIDE project under category-I. 

The project is entitled 'Adaptive Speech Recognition for Speech Defects in Malayalam Language'. This is a golden opportunity for the students and faculty of WMO College to become a part of this three-year project. The amount sanctioned for the project is Rs 21.95 Lakhs.

 Project Context : 

Communication disorders pose a major challenge to society in the 21st century. Speech and language disorders are as old as language itself, but the scientific branch focused on speech and language disorders is quite young. Speech disorders affect the language, the content of speech, or the function of language in communication. As speech disorders affect a person's ability to communicate effectively, every aspect of the person's life can be affected, for example, the person's ability to communicate at school or at work. It is believed that a minority but relevant percentages of children have speech and language impairment. The majority of them will not have any other significant developmental difficulties. The disorders can be resolved with the help of a speech therapist and effective speech treatment. Speech defects occur due to communication problems and due to lack of training at a young age. In some cases, it occurs due to diseases such as aphasia, cleft palate etc.

The objective of the project:

1. To develop a system that can be used to identify defective and normal speech signals.

2. To decode the speech signal from the applied sample.

3. To classify defective speech signals after analysing the features obtained.

Project Team:

Project Coordinator     :  Dr. Nobert Thomas Pallath.

Assistant Coordinator  :  Dr. Muhammed Safeeque T

Project Assistants         : 

  1.  Ms. Amala Thomas
  2.  Mr. Ehijas KV 

Dr. Nobert Thomas Pallath

 Project Coordinator