Department of Botany

In July 1965, the department of biology was established to handle the pre-degree classes. In 1970, a full-fledged department was formed with the commencement of B.Sc. Botany Course with a sanctioned strength of 36 students. The department started under the headship of Rev. Sr. Janitta S.D. The department aims to develop an aptitude towards science and nature there by achieving academic excellence. The faculty also trains the students in Laboratory skills and encourages them to pursue higher studies, research and entrepreneurship.

STRENGTHS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

The four faculty members are actively engaged in academic, extension and outreach programmes and among them two are PhD degree holders. Prof. Jacob Varghese is a much sought after horticulturist, expert in landscaping, columnist.  He serves as landscape consultant for Southern Naval Command residential Complex and conducts horticulture awreness programmes in various TV channels and has 8 books to his credit. Some of our students secured prizes in various intercollegiate quiz programmes. Chandini A. S secured A+ & IV rank in M G University B.Sc Degree CBCSS exam 2016

METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING LEARNING

  • Lecturing
  • Power point presentation
  • Board & pen
  • Spontaneous class tests
  • Routine Test papers

INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES

The department has two laboratories and a library enriched with around 2300 books which includes recent books and latest editions

 

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

  • Short term workshop for vocational higher secondary students on horticulture, landscaping, flower arrangements etc
  • Hands on training for Botany students of the college on terrarium, flower arrangements, bonsai etc
  • Hands on training for Botany students of the college on preparation of vegetable seedlings using innovative techniques.
  • Free distribution of vegetable seedlings, mango saplings for the college community
  • Vegetable cultivation in the campus premises.
  • Willingness to work hard, good rapport with students, unity among the faculty member.

COURSES OFFERED:

.     Programme:B.Sc. Botany (Model I)

  • Core: Botany
  • Complementary 1 : Chemistry
  • Complementary II: Zoology
  • Choice Based Course: Plant Genetic Resources Management
  • Open Course: Horticulture and Nursery Management
  • Add-on Course:

Faculty Profile

ASHA LONAPPAN

Associate Professor
M.Sc

Dr. REEMOL SCARIA A

Associate Professor
M.Sc., M.Phil, PhD

Dr. NEWBY JOSEPH

Assistant Professor
M.Sc Botany, Ph.D

JACOB VARGHESE

Associate Professor
MSc BOTANY, MPhil BOTANY

ASSOCIATIONS AND EVENTS

Every year the Botany association is inaugurated with a talk by an expert and publishes the manuscript magazine ‘Cosmos’. The following activities are organized by the association:

  • Cultivation, harvesting and sale of monsoon vegetables.
  • Karkadakkanji was prepared and distributed by the students of the department
  • Sale of vegetable seedlings to neighboring institutions and local community
  • Model vegetable farm was developed in the campus with winter crops cabbage and cauliflower.
  • As a part of the golden jubilee celebrations of our college, the Dept. of Botany distributed different varieties of vegetable seedlings curry leaf seedlings and organically grown curry-leaf leaves on the first day of Chingam(Monday, 17th August) which is celebrated as ‘Karshakadinam’ in our state
  • 237 saplings of Banganapalli mango variety were distributed among students, teachers and non-teaching staff free of cost by the department in association with District Agri Horticultural society & state Horticultural Mission.
  • About two hundred ginger saplings were planted by the students. 

    WORKSHOPS/SEP (STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME)

    Sl. No. Topic Name of the expert Date
    1 Hands on training programme on different styles of dry and artificial flower conducted for Final year students of the department. Mrs. Mini Jolly 11-11-2016
    2 Hands on training programme  was conducted on Agriculture Business, Farm Services, Agriculture science and processing technology for vocational higher secondary school students Kanakkary,  Kottayam 25-10-2016 to

    31- 10-2016

    3 Hands on training session on plant propagation Smt. Najma Majeed (STATE GOVT. UDYANA SRESHTA AWARD WINNER-2015) 23.08.2016
    4 Conducted a workshop on Different styles of fresh flower arrangement. Mrs. Sona Shelly 5-02 2016
    5 A class on Bonsai cultivation by Mr. Sebastian was organised to students as well as public on 18th December. Mr. Sebastian (Expert in Bonsai) 18/12/2015
    6 Organized a workshop on the preparation and maintenance of terrarium – a miniature garden in a glass bowl- for the Botany students of the various colleges in the city Mrs. Lakshmi & Mrs. Ganga 17-09-201


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