Dr. Alex Pappachan James, an alumni of GEC Kozhikode gave an interactive session on research as a career on 6th April.
In fact, he was a student of 1999-2003 AE&I batch, the first batch to get in and out of GEC Kozhikode. He showed the old photos of college, where there was nothing much of infrastructure. But people where willing to study, and he told that infrastructure mattered the least in education. He nowadays works in Griffith university , Australia, and does research in computational intelligence/ neuroscience program there.
a search will give you his linked in profile