• 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
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  • 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 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) M.K.Nisha
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor Microbiology and Phytochemistry 2009 [email protected],
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) R.Karthiyayini
    M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,SET
    Assistant Professor Seed Technology and Medicinal Plants 2017 [email protected]
    Dr. (Mrs.)S. Amutha
    M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
    Assistant Professor Plant Biotechnology and Phytochemistry 2017 [email protected]
      Self Supporting Staff        

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

    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Algology and Phytochemistry 2012

    [email protected]

      Dr.(Mrs.) D.Leena Lavanya
    M.Sc.,Ph.D.,PGDB, MBA
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Molecular Biology, Phytochemistry
    and Bioremediation
    2014 [email protected]
      Dr.(Mrs.) B.Sajitha
    M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Plant Physiology (Abiotic stress) 2011 [email protected]
      Dr. (Mrs.) G. Sakthivigneswari
    M.Sc, M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Organic Farming and Phytochemistry 2018 [email protected]
  • MoU signed
  • Research Scholar Details

    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

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