Department of Botany
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Overview the
Department of Botany
There was a humble beginning of the Botany department with only Ancillary subject. It was the intention of the then Botanical faculty that knowledge of plant science is necessarily infused in the minds of students. Thereby everyone understood what is what about Botany. Later on in the year 1995, this department was slightly expanded with the introduction of a specific branch of Biology particularly Botany, Environmental Biology. As this part did not satisfy the needs of students for their furthering up, the faculty members decided to introduce the full-fledged subject Botany as major in the academic 2008-2009 which paved a good avenue for the students to go in search of pastures that led to award of Bachelor degree. Considering the welfare of the students who are mostly hailing from poor background, decision to introduce postgraduate degree course in the subject Botany in the academic year 2013-2014 that facilitated in the long run for a good classroom for own indigenous degree students.

By this time, own faculty members sheer considering the knowledge welfare of our students started equipping themselves academically. At present almost all of them are Doctorate degree holders, possessing a sea of knowledge in their respective areas of the subject. For postgraduate students project forms a part of the curriculum which helps them to pursue their research.

Staff Details
Name Qualification Designation Profile
Dr. G. Grace Lydial Pushpalatha M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., P.G.D.C.A., Ph.D., Head & Associate Professor
Dr. G. Mangai Kasthuri M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PDF(Korea)., PDF(Taiwan)., Assistant Professor
Dr.G.Sampathkumar M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr. M.P. Sivasankari M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. S.M. Janeetta Nithia M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. I. Shoba kumari M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D., (Annamalai University Excess staff) Assistant Professor
Dr.S.Manjusha M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D., Guest Lecturer
Dr.J.Johncy Rani M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Guest Lecturer
Mrs.J.Anita M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Guest Lecturer
Infrastructure of Botany
Class/ Labs Number Of Available
Students Microscope(Labomed) 1
High Speed Centrifuge with rotor 1
Micropipette (10-100 ul) 1
Digital Electrophoresis 1
Agarose Gel Electrophoresis 1
Transilluminator 1
Gel Casting System with Power pack 1
Teaching Kit 1
Weswox Compound Microscope 3
Weswox Dissection Microscope 5
Students Microscope 4
Advanced Microscope 1
Rotor for Research Centre 1
pH electrode 1
Pen type pH electrode 1
Kjeldhal Distillation unit 3
Wide Field Model microscope 2
Weswox Student Microscope 1
Cabinet Photomicrograph Equipment 1