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Department of Botany

About the Department

The Botany Department was started in the year 1982 with UG & Allied Botany. The department has four sanctioned teaching staff and 2 academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff. Currently there are 4 faculty members in the department, 2 are aided & 2 as management appointee in the permanent vacancy. All the four faculty members are doctorates.

The department library has nearly 2000 books of national & international standard, and also has well equipped laboratories with enough chemicals and instruments. Totally 80 students are studying in our department.
Students are studying zoology and chemistry as allied subjects. Non Major Elective courses are conducted for our college undergraduate students.

Apart from the core curriculum the Department also offers a number of extra-Departmental courses such as Horticulture, Energy Resources, Mushroom Cultivation and Medicinal Botany etc.Prof S. RAJARAM Served the dept as founder HOD for the longest term (35 years) and retired in the year 2013. Prof G.SENTHILKUMAR rendered his service as Associate Professor for nearly 30 dedicated years and retired in the year 2014. Dr P.T. MANOHARAN elected to Madurai Kamaraj University as Academic Council, Senate and Syndicate Member earned name and fame to our Department and College. Both Dr P.T. MANOHARAN and Dr. N. LAKSHMANAN are recognised supervisors for guiding Ph.D students. Dr.V.RAMESH Published a paper in an international journal.

M.Sc Botany was started during the Academic year 2017- 2018.

Vision

To meet the growing global needs by educating students to excel in botany with a human touch.

To give very good learning experience and lab technical skills.

Mission

To produce proficient, professionally competent and socially responsible graduates.

To produce Green India and sustain healthy environment.

Goals & Objectives

  On doing the course Students will be able to:.

Know about the core concepts in the subject namely the plant kingdom.

Exhibit proficiency in selected laboratory skills.

Know about the core concepts in the subject namely the plant kingdom.

Make use of knowledge in the field of horticultural, Mushroom, and Medicinal botany in their day today life.

Acquire Skills on Microbiology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics techniques.

Get involved in activities through which serve society for its welfare.

Giving basic degree to become teaching professionals.

Preparing them for various competitive examinations.

Programmes Offered

UG.

B.Sc.Botany

PG.

M.Sc.Botany

Research.

Ph.D. (Full Time / Part Time)

Certificate Courses

1. Horticulture

2. Medicinal Botany

S.No Name Photo Designation Profile
1 Dr. N. Lakshmanan Head & Associate Professor
2 Dr. V. Ramesh Assistant Professor
3 Dr. T. Sellathurai Assistant Professor
Management / Self Financing
4 Dr.C.Soundar Raju Assistant Professor
5 Mr. P. Pounraj Assistant Professor

Research Area

Microbial Secondary Metabolites.

Medicinal Mushrooms.

Biofertilizer.

Mycology.

Photochemistry.

  Ph.D Completed – 1, Ph.D Doing – 3.

Department Library

Well equipped library. It contains more than 2220 books that include both recent edition text and reference books. Moreover we have CSIR NET EXAM assisted books like Molecular cell Biology by Lodish et al., Biochemistry by Stryer et al., Developmental biology by Gilbert, Plant Physiology by Lincoln Taiz et al., etc. & Selected books.

Board of Studies – University Nominees (from 06-04-2017 to 05-04-2019)
Dr. S. Mary Esther Rani,

Associate Professor & Head,

Department of Botany,

Lady Doak College,

Madurai – 625 002.

Association/Club

Swamy Botanical Association – carries out club activities like Seminars, Guest lecturers etc.

Hands On Training

One day Hands on Training on “Nilavembu Kudineer Preparation for Local People in and around College” on November 4th 2017.

Memorandum of Understanding Signed

SEVA – MoU Signed – Veterinary Medicines.

Innovative Practices

Peer team teaching to achieve cent percentage results.

Herbal oil preparation Training.

Herbal ointments preparation Training.

Biofertilizer preparation Training .

Seedling Preparation Training.

Best Practices

Our students prepare Nilavembu kasayam (Andrographis paniculata) for the treatment of dengue fever and give it to the students of our College, schools, family members in the staff quarters and also to the local people in and around the College, very well appreciated by all. Moreover, Organic vegetable also given to our hostel mess.

Consultancy Services

On mushroom Cultivation, Medicinal Botany, Vegetable growing seedling sales and Ornamental seedling sales, Tree seedling sales for Afforestation.

Future Plan

To develop Post Graduate department of Botany into a leading research centre as a milestone into the history of our college.

Notable Alumni

Dr. A. Manimaran, Principal Scientist, Monaghan Biosciences Ltd. Monaghan, Ireland.

Dr. V. Shanmugaiah, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbial Technology, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai- 625 021.

Dr. M. Pandi, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai- 625 021.

Dr. G. MahendraPerumal, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Botany, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar – 626 001.