Prof. K. V. Thomas served the Department as a member of the faculty and later as Chair of the department. He was the Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution, Government of India and the minister for Tourism and Fisheries, Government of Kerala. Presently he is the Member of Parliament representing Ernakulam constituency and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee, Govt of India.
The trust was established in 2002 by his colleagues and well-wishers. The trust organizes National/Inter-national seminar annually, to honor their beloved professor. This is the 17th edition in the series.