The new research block, of St. Agnes College was inaugurated on 9th July,2018 to assist the Post Graduate students in their research work. A short prayer service was conducted, after which, the building was blessed by Rev. Fr. Vincent Monteiro -the Parish Priest of St. Sebastian's Church, Bendore. The Provincial Superior of The Apostolic Carmel, Karnataka Province inaugurated the building. The sponsors of the block, Dr. Brian Pinto, Former Senior Consultant, The World Bank and Dr. Nancy Pinto, Anthropologist(The Pinto Foundation USA) along with their family members were present for the ceremony. Dr. Nancy Pinto unveiled the plaque which mentioned that the building was built in honour of Dr. Brian's late parents-Mr. Hugh Pinto and Mrs. Praxedes Pinto.

A short programme was then arranged, during which the Donors, the Architect, the Engineer, the Electrician and the Contractor of the building were felicitated by the Management. Dr. Brian Pinto, during his address mentioned that this venture was to empower and educate women. Dr. Nancy also shared her desire in encouraging Indian women to get involved into research work.