PG and Research Department of Botany
The Department of Botany was established with B. Sc., Botany from 1969-70. M. Sc Botany was then launched in 2003-04 and from 2009 it got elevated as a Research Department with Ph. D (Full Time) programme. The UG and PG course offered in the department provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure and function of plants at their respective levels. Topics include reproduction and development of seed and non-seed plants, levels of organization, form and function of systems and a survey of major taxa. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of plant form and function, including selected taxa of both seed and non-seed plants. The laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics and include field exercises.
The Department has 13 regular teaching faculty members and one lab assistant. All the faculty members are appointed by Government of Tamilnadu and possess the required qualifications as prescribed in the latest UGC guidelines. Twelve faculty members hold Ph. D degree and eleven have acquired Guideship for supervising students towards their Ph. D degree. The Department has produced eleven doctorates so far and seven candidates are currently pursuing Doctorate. Three Research Projects have been completed and five seminars/trainings of varied scoped has been conducted so far. Five of our faculty members have set question papers for TNPSC, TRB, NET, SLET and other competitive examinations. The research interests of our faculty are highly diversified and comprise leading research areas.
We have necessary infrastructure to cater the needs of basic experiments included in the curriculum. A tissue culture lab with required gadgets and space is available. The Department Library has nearly 2500 books and a Multimedia enabled LCD projector hall is available for ICT based lectures.