• Department of Botany
  • Department profile

    Of all life on earth, plants are the only producers. All consumers, particularly man are dependent upon plants for food, fiber, wood, energy and oxygen. Knowledge of the plants their habitats, structure, metabolism and inheritance is thus the basic foundation for man's survival.

    The society of plants, Botany which is not new science, grew along with related sciences such as Taxonomy, Plantpathology, Phytochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry,Genetics and Plant Breeding, Ecology and Microbiology. The rise and development of other branches of sciences is closely linked with the progress of Botany.

    The department is undertaking research projects in the area of organic farming, reproductive biology, plant tissue culture, seed technology, plant physiology, microbiology, molecular biology, algology and medicinal plant biology. So far the department has produced 19 Ph.D. scholars, 37 M.Phil scholars and 159 M.Sc. students.

    GENESIS AND GROWTH OF THE DEPARTMENT

    OBJECTIVES

    • Provided opportunities for all round development of the students and excellence in higher education ,research and extension and different disciplines.
    • To acquaint students with all the fields of modern Botany and with the great diversity of plant life that inhabits our biosphere.
    • To study about the importance of plants and plant products.
    • To impart the knowledge of pharmacognosy and to provide an upto date study of microorganisms and their role in human life.
    • To emphasize the studies regarding how natural system respond to stress and pollution.
    • To study about the micro propagation of plants especially endangered species for conservation of flora through rapid multiplication.
    • Disseminate of the findings research to the community to facilitate its development.
    • To focus the attention of scientists on crop improvement and biodiversity which are the foremost aim of our country.
  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Botany
    • M.Sc. : Botany
    • M.Phil & Ph.D : Botany

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Science group with Biology/Botany & Zoology/ Agriculture(Vocational Course/Home Science with Biology)
    • M.Sc. : B.Sc. Major in Botany/ Botany and Zoology/Plant Science and Plant Biotechnology
  • Syllabus, PSO & CO
  • Facilities
  • Staff Details
    Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Dr.(Mrs.) A.Vijayalakshmi
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Professor &
    HOD
    Reproductive Biology,
    organic farming
    1992 hod_botany@avinuty.ac.in
    vijayalakshmi_bot@avinuty.ac.in
    avijayalakshmi85@gmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) M.K.Nisha
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor Microbiology and Phytochemistry 2009 nisha_bot@avinuty.ac.in,
    nishraghunathan@gmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) R.Karthiyayini
    M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,SET
    Assistant Professor Seed Technology and Medicinal Plants 2017 rk.yayini@gmail.com
    Dr. (Mrs.)S. Amutha
    M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
    Assistant Professor Plant Biotechnology and Phytochemistry 2017 amukrithi30@gmail.com
      Self Supporting Staff        

    Dr.(Mrs.) V.Gayathri
    M.Sc., Ph.D., SET

    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Algology and Phytochemistry 2012

    gaya4874@gmail.com

      Dr.(Mrs.) D.Leena Lavanya
    M.Sc.,Ph.D.,PGDB, MBA
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Molecular Biology, Phytochemistry
    and Bioremediation
    2014 leena.draviam.christy@gmail.com
      Dr.(Mrs.) B.Sajitha
    M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Plant Physiology (Abiotic stress) 2011 sajithaprakash@gmail.com
      Dr. (Mrs.) G. Sakthivigneswari
    M.Sc, M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Organic Farming and Phytochemistry 2018 gshrisakthi@gmail.com
  • Sponsored Projects
    Major Research Projects

    Project Name

    Investigators

    Total grant

    Funding Agency

    Duration

    Studies on the bioactive constituents of Rotula aquatica Lour. and their effect on urolithiasis

    Dr. B Vijayakumari

    7,46,300

    University Grants Commission (Major project)

    2011-2014

    Inhouse Projects

    Project Name

    Investigators

    Total grant

    Funding Agency

    Duration

    Eco-friendly production and purification of tannase obtained from Aspergillus flavus

    Dr. M. K. Nisha and Dr. D. Leena Lavanya

    20,000

    Inhouse

    2017-2018

    Growth of vegetable crops using vermicompost

    Dr. A. Vijayalakshmi and Dr. V. Gayathri

    20,000

    Inhouse

    2016-2017

    Vermicompost as soil supplement to enhance biometric yield and biochemical analysis of selected medicinal plants

    Dr. A. Vijayalakshmi and Dr. R. Karthiyayini

    20,000

    Inhouse

    2016-2017

  • MoU signed
  • Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops Conducted

     

     

    Department

    Name of the Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Guest Lecture

    Date

    Report

    Department of Botany

    One day Student Workshop on “Opportunities through Mushroom Cultivation”

    20 th Dec 2018

    Click here

    Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Botany & Zoology

    Two days National Conference on “Medicinal Plant Research and Transitional Trends”

    18 th - 19 th Dec 2017

    Click here

    Department of Botany

    One day workshop on “Cultivation of Medicinal Plants”

    6 th Sep 2017

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    One day workshop on “Biodiversity of medicinal Plants”

    14 th Dec 2016

    Department of Botany and Zoology

    One week training programme on “Environmental Studies”

    27 th Apr 2015 to

    Click here

  • Research Programmes

    Name

    Title

    Supervisor

    Year of Completion

    FT/

    PT

    Scholars from host / other Institution

    G. Sakthivigneswari

    Biocomposting of corncob and coir pith and its effect on cropping characters and soil fertility

    Dr. A. Vijayalakshmi

    16.08.2017

    FT

    Other

    M. K. Nisha

    Purification and characterization of Pectinase from Paecilomyces variotii and its effect on Bioscouring of Cotton fabrics and clarification of fruit juices.

    Dr. C. K. Padmaja

    08.09.2016

    PT

    Host

    S. R. Radha

    Isolation and identification of bioactive constituent from Crateva magna (Lour.) DC. and its effect on Urolithiosis

    Dr. B. Vijayakumari

    06.04.2016

    FT

    Other

    T. V. Binu

    Isolation and charecterization of an antiurolithiatic compound from Strychnos potatorumL.F.

    Dr. B. Vijayakumari

    29.02.2016

    FT

    Host

    Anju Singh

    Integrated Application of Agroindustrial Compost

    An Environmental Friendly Technology for Enhancing Crop Productivity of Legumes

    Dr. A. Vijayalakshmi

    27.01.2015

    FT

    Other

    Sis. Jessy Paulouse

    Isolation, Optimization and Purification of filter paperase from Trichoderma harzianum CKP01 and its application in textile industry

    Dr. C. K. Padmaja

    17.09.2014

    FT

    Host

  • Awards and Achievements

    Name of the Staff

    Title of the awards/Details of achievements and Recognitions

    Name and address of the Institution/Session/Club/Organiser etc from which recieved

    Date

    Dr. R. Karthiyayini

    I Prize – Tamil slogan writing

    NSS- Avinashilingam Institute for Home science and Higher Education for women, Coimbatore

    International yoga day 21.6.17

    Dr. V. Gayathri

    II Prize – Tamil slogan writing

    Dr. R. Karthiyayini

    I Prize – English slogan writing

    Dr. V. Gayathri

    II Prize – English slogan writing

    Dr. R. Karthiyayini

    I Prize – Tamil Essay writing

    I Prize – Depiction of poster

    II Prize – English Essay writing

    Dr. R. Karthiyayini

    Best NSS Unit Award at University level for Academic year 2016-17

    06.10.2017

    Dr. R. Karthiyayini

    Race Walking – II Prize

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home science and Higher Education for women, Coimbatore

    Sports day

    19.03.2016

    Short Put - III Prize

    Throw Ball - Runner

    Tamil Slogan Writing – I Prize

    International yoga day 21.6.16

    Essay Writing – I Prize

    English Slogan Writing – II Prize

    Depiction of Poster – II Prize

    Dr. V. Gayathri

    Shot put (above 40 yrs) I Prize

    Sports day

    19.03.2016

    Throw Ball-Winners

    Race Walking III Prize

    Dr. V. Gayathri

    Cookery Competition III Prize

    Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Avinashilingam Institute for Home science and Higher Education for women, Coimbatore

    2014

  • Publications