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.Papers Published

 

S.No Name Title Journal Name Issue Number
1 Dr. U. Danya In Vivo Anti-diabetic activity of the endemic medicinal plant Caralluma sarkariae R. Br. Using STZ induced male wistar albino rats. World Journal of Pharmacy and pharmaceutical Sciences. 6(4): 1181-1189, 2017.
Dr. U. Danya In vivo anti-inflammatory activity of the endemic medicinal plant Caralluma sarkariae R. Br.using Carrageenan induced paw oedema in swiss albino mice Journal of Medicinal Plants studies. 5 (2):133-135, 2017.
2 Dr. M. Saradha Ethnobotanical study of knowledge of medicinal plants used by the Kurumba tribes in Chemmankkarai, Nilgiri District, Tamilnadu. Kongunadu Research Journal. 4(2): 136-146, 2017
3 Dr. M. Saradha Documentation of Aborginal traditional knowledge and inherent indigenous therapeutic plants of Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu, India. Kongunadu Research Journal. 4(1): 114-120, 2017
4 Dr. P. Prathyusha Studies on traditional knowledge of medicinal plant used to cure respiratory disorders in Taliparampa, Kannur Dist.Kerala.  Recent trends in Agriculture, Veterinary & Life Sciences. Pg.35-47, 2017
5 Dr.T.Anitha Health benefits of Spirogyra, A biochemical and nutritive assay International Journal of Current Advanced Research . vol 7(2):2341-2343, 2018
6 Dr.T.Anitha A review on the master macronutrient-vitamin D International Journal for Science and Advanced Research in Technology.  Vol. 4(3): 1517-1522, 2018
7 Dr. Sr. M. Arul Sheeba Rani A study on microbial flora of selected individual tree canopy soil Life Sciences International Research Journal . Vol:4, Issue:2, Pg-119-123, 2018.
8. Dr. Sr. M. Arul Sheeba Rani A study on microbial flora of selected individual tree canopy soil Recent trends in Agriculture, Veterinary & Life Sciences . Pg-21-26, 2018.
9 Dr. Sr. M. Arul Sheeba Rani A Study on selected individual tree canopy of Albizzia lebbeck (L.) Benth.,- in urban greening International journal for science and advance research in technology. Vol:4, Issue:3, Pg-1053-1058, 2018.
10 Dr. Sr. M. Arul Sheeba Rani A Study on selected individual tree canopy of  Butea monosperma (Lamk.) Taub., - In urban greening. International journal of Biological research. Vol:7, Issue:8, Pg-1-10, 2018.

 

Conference/Seminar/workshop organized by the Department

 

S.No. Title Sponsored by Date National/International
1 Workshop on The exploring modules in omics biology DBT 14.09.2017 and 15.09.2017 National
2 One day National level workshop on Organic Terrace garden- Aspects UGC 20.12.2017 National
3 Workshop and Training Programme for Self help group Students “Contemporary Innovative techniques in Horticulture and gardening” TNSCST 24.07.2017 to 28.07.2017 National
4 Medical coding UGC Autonomous fund 01.09.2017 -
5 International Conference on Bio Diversity ,Climate Change Environmental Sciences UGC Autonomous fund 08.09.2017 and 09.09.2017 International
6 Guest Lecture on Plant Genetic Engineering UGC Autonomous fund 26.09.2017 -
7 Mentor meeting DBT 14.02.2018 -
8 Guest Lecture on Biomedical applications of Lichen UGC Autonomous fund 27.02.2018 National

 

Papers presented in conference/Seminar by faculty

 

S.No. Date Name of the Presenter Designation(Student/Staff) Title of the paper Organized by Title of the conference/Seminar/Workshop National/International
1 10th to 12th March, 2017 Dr. U. Danya Assistant professor In vitro conservation of Caralluma srakariae. R. Br. – An endangered and endemic medicinal plant from southern western ghats, Southern Tamilnadu. IBC, 2017 Indian Biodiversity congress (IBC 2017) at Pondicherry University National
2 16th and 17th Febraury 2017 Dr.M.Saradha Assistant professor Efficient protocol for conservation and DNA barcoding of Andrographis species to develop sustainable utilization and validation TNAU, Coimbatore Agrotechnology and profitable Marketing of tropical medicinal and Agroclimatic plants National
3 16th and 17th Febraury 2017 Dr.M.Saradha Assistant professor Ex situ conservation of economically important medicinal plants through demonstrative herbal garden to enhance the tribal lively hoods. TNAU, Coimbatore Agrotechnology and profitable Marketing of tropical medicinal and Agroclimatic plants National
4 24.02.2017 Mrs. A. Suganthi Assistant professor Assesment of Nutritional, Phytochemical, mineral composition of wild edible Solanum trilobatum. Department of Biotechnology, Hindustan College of Arts and Science College, Coimbatore Biosubmit International

 

Conference/Seminar/Workshop attended

 

S.No. Date Name of the Participants Designation (Student/Staff) Title of the conference/Seminar/Workshop Organized by National/International
1 4.02.2017 Dr.R.Mary Josephine Associate Professor and HOD National Summit on Advancement and Automation of Accreditation of Heigher Education in India (NS-A 3HEI) 1.      Intergrated Intelligent Research (IIR), India Common wealth science and technology Academy for Research (CSTAR), India National
2. 24.07.2017 to 28.07.2017 Dr.R.Mary Josephine Associate Professor and HOD 5 days Workshop and Training Programme for Self help group Students “Contemporary Innovative techniques in Horticulture and gardening 2.  Department of Botany, Nirmala College for Women, Coimbatore With TNSCST National
Mrs. J.Carolin Joe Rosario Assistant professor
Dr. U. Danya
Dr. P. Prathyusha
Dr. T. Anitha
Mrs. A. Suganthi
Dr. Sr.Arul sheeba rani
Dr. Sivasankari
Ms. R. Subhasree
  Ms. Bhuvaneswari
3. 24.03.2018 Dr.R.Mary Josephine Associate Professor and HOD Workshop on outcome based education IQAC Nirmala college for women
Nirmala college for women
Regiona
Mrs. J.Carolin Joe Rosario Assistant professor
Dr.M.Saradha Assistant professor
5. 22.03.2018&23.03.2018 Dr.Prathyusha Assistant professor Training Programme on Multimedia Department of Computer science,Nirmala college for women Regional

 

Projects Received

 

S.No. Name of the PI Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount Approval No.
1 Sr. Arul Sheeba Rani Comparative beneficial role of selected individual tree canopy in urban greening with special reference to urban soil 1,80,000/- UGC -

 

Ph.D and M.Phil Produced and Ongoing

 

S.No. Name of the Supervisor Guideship No. Name of the Student Title of the Thesis Year Status
1 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 J.Carolin Joe Rosario Experimental analysisof thje selected edible macrophytic alage for un earthy potential,biochemical,nutritive,phytochemical,anticancerous,and molecular docking studies 2017 submitted
2 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 Sr. Arul Sheeba Rani A study on selected individual tree e canopy in  urban greening with reference to urban soil 2017 submitted
3 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 A.suganthi - - On going
4 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 Jayasudha - - On going
5 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 S. Amal Antony Martin - - On going
6 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 T. Hemalatha - - On going
7 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 B.Sahana - - On going
5 Dr. M.Saradha 25001/82/2015&3/11/2015 G. Divya Bharathi - - On going
 

M .Phil

6 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 K. Athulya Health  benefits  of marine green algae Boergesenia forbesii ,charvey.,Feldman and Chaetomorpha compressa     (Bory)Kutzing 2017 submitted
7 Mrs. J.Carolin Joe Rosario 8443/A2/2012 S. Malathi Comparitive study on biochemical ,nutritive and phytochemical analysis of the selected marine algae with special reference to anticancerous studies. 2017 submitted
8 Mrs. J.Carolin Joe Rosario 8443/A2/2012 L. Mary Suganya- Comparative analysis on nutritive ,[hytochemical and anticancerous studies of the selected edible alage in Tikkoti ,Calicut, kerala coast. 2017 submitted
9 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 S.Thanalakshmi preliminary analysis of the  selected vegetable crops in the hydrophonics 2017 submitted
10 Dr .Mrs. J.Carolin Joe Rosario 8443/A2/2012 chitra Comparative Biochemical and nutritive Values of Selected edible flowers 2017 submitted
11 Dr. M.Saradha 25001/82/2015&3/11/2015 R. Divya - - On going
12 Dr.R.Mary Josephine 8341-14363/A2/2009 M. Revathy - - On going
13 Dr.U.Danya 25456/A2/2015&03/11/2015 Sr. Manju Mathew - - On going
14 Dr.Sr. M.Arul Sheeba Rani 26402/A2/2016&11/11/2016 Nithya Babu - - On going

MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) Signed 

S.No. Name of the Organization Purpose Period
1 Galaxy Nakshatra Training Institute Herbal products and beauty care 2017
2 Manoj consultancy Fruit processing and preservation unit. 2017

 

FUTURE PLAN:

  • New Certificate Course .
  • Science Day Celeberation – Vinyan Bharathi.
  • Lecture Workshop.
  • Liquid Waste Management For The Irrigation To Maintain Of The Garden

 

Best Practices:

  • Maintinence Of Medicinal Garden .
  • Supply Of Indoor Plants to Control the Indoor Pollution .

 

Achievements and Awards – Faculty

 

S.NO DATE NAME OF THE FACULTY DEPARTMENT NAME OF THE AWARD ORGANIZING COMMITTEE/INSITUTION
           
1. 08.09.2017 Dr. R. Mary Josephine BOTANY Best Scientist award International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation, Vijajawada.
2. 03.03.2018 Dr. R. Mary Josephine BOTANY Life Time Achiever Award Venus International Science Foundation
3. 23.01.2018 Dr. M. Saradha BOTANY Best Women Faculty Award Nature Science Foundation, Coimbatore.
           

 

Field Trip:

 

S.No Date

Field Trip

No. of students

1 28.09.2017 Walayar- Plant collection 43 students of III UG Botany and 2 Faculty members
2 13.10.2017 to16.10.2018 Educational trip to Hyderabad III UG and II PG students and 3 staff members
3 12.11.2017 and 13.11.2017 Pichavaram and Pulicate lake, Chennai II UG Botany and 2 Faculty members
4 24.02.2018 Field trip to Avalanchi, Ooty 70 students of I, II and III UG and 3 staff members