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
The department has two laboratories and a library enriched with around 2300 books which includes recent books and latest editions
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
. Programme:B.Sc. Botany (Model I)
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:
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
|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|