Academic

Department of Botany

AIM

  • The Department of Botany in tune with the latest development aims at producing graduates with versatile erudition in applied areas of Plant Sciences.

OBJECTIVES

  • The Department is committed towards providing more job opportunities and self-employment for the students.
  • To bring out the potentialities of each students.
  • To concentrate on international linkages and MOU
  • With over half - a - century's experience, since the beginning in 1957, the Department has grown from strength to strength. The Department of Botany now prides itself in offering Post - Graduate Degree Courses and Research Programmes like M.Phil and Ph.D.
  • Well - equipped laboratories with the latest apparatus and preserved specimens are a special feature of the Department. Tutor - ward Meeting and Educational trips not only impart knowledge and self-confidence but also strengthen the ties between students and faculty.
  • International and National Seminars, Symposia, Workshops and Conferences organized by the Department stand as a testimony to our growth.
  • The Department provides training in mushroom cultivation to enhance self-employment.
  • UGC-sponsored certificate courses in Bonsai & Floriculture and Medicinal Botany help the students to have an edge over their fellow graduates from other colleges.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT
"STAR COLLEGE" status received from DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi.

RESEARCH PROJECTS
UGC Major
Completed - 1
Ongoing - 1

UGC Minor
Completed - 2
Ongoing - 5

FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT THROUGH VARIOUS FUNDING AGENCIES
UGC Major - Rs. 19,06300/-
UGC Minor - Rs. 1,78,8000/-
TNSCST - Rs. 7,500/-
MoEF - Rs. 14,90,000/-
Total - Rs. 51,91,800/-

UGC SPONSORED CAREER ORIENTED CERTIFICATE COURSES

  • Floriculture and Bonsai
  • Medicinal Botany

INNOVATIVE COURSE

  • M.Sc Bioinformatics (Inter disciplinary)

RESEARCH PROGRAMME

  • M.Phil & Ph.D - 2011 (FT & PT)

CONFERENCE/ SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

  • International Conferences - 1
  • National Conferences - 3
  • Guest lecture's organized - 13
  • Workshop/Symposia conducted - 7

MOU / LINKAGE

  • Sai Bioscience Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore.
  • Denovo Scientific, Coimbatore.
  • Texila University, Cambridge.
  • Manoj Consultancy for Food processing and preservation Training, Madurai.

EDUCATIONAL TOUR/ INDUSTRIAL VISITS/MUSHROOM FARM VISITS

  • Walayar, Malampuzha, Chennai - Pulicut lake, Pichavaram vegetation, Coorg, Mysore, Gudalur - Gene pool, Ooty, Conoor.

PAPER PUBLICATION BY FACULTY : 122

PAPER PRESENTED BY THE FACULTY

  • National : 89
  • International :19

PAPER PRESENTED BY THE STUDENTS : 24

Student project funded by TNSCST (2013-2014) : Jisha. N.S and Anju. K – Rs. 7,500/-

JOB ORIENTED COURSES

  • Applied Biotechnology
  • Applied Botany for Human welfare
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Herbal Products and Beauty care

BEST PRACTICE OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • Medicinal Garden Maintenance

EXTENSION ACTIVITY: PLANTED SAPLINGS - NSS CAMP AT KANGAYAMPALAYAM VILLAGE

 

CARNATION CLUB ACTIVITY

 

STUDENTS PRESENTATION

 

MEDICINAL GARDEN

 

HANDS ON TRAINING PROGRAM

 

EDUCATIONAL TOUR & FIELD TRIP