Ø BSc in Botany was started in the year 1978
Ø MSc in Botany was introduced in 1984
Ø Research Department offering Ph.D in Botany since 2011
Ø Research guides: 3
Ø Number of Ph.Ds produced: 4
The Department of Botany established in 1967. In the course of time, it has become a full-fledged department with post graduate course in Botany and a Research Centre affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The Department is perceived by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under the FIST programme. For about five decades after its establishment, the Department was recognized for teaching and research in the areas of Plant Taxonomy, Phytochemistry, Forest Ecology, Microbiology and Phycology. The members of the faculty are highly qualified and have specialization in different fields. Three research guides are serving for the department and they are engaged in serious research activities, undertaking various research projects funded by national and state level agencies. The department has sophisticated laboratories with several higher end model imported equipments. The Department is also conserving many endemic plants.
There are plenty of reputed international research papers have been published from the Department, which include fifty six new to science angiosperm species under the auspicious of the doyen Dr. CN Sunil. An international herbarium (SNMHI) accredited by New York Botanical Garden with more than 6000 priceless accessions is also functioning here. Since 2019, our water analysis laboratory has been accredited by Kerala State Pollution Control Board. The department has been producing excellent results at the UG and PG level and it has produced several rank holders in the University examinations.
The department is providing quality education encompassing with passion and sincere attitude of faculty members. The latest programme organized by the department was a seminar on “Science for sustainable development”, by Sri. Prajish Parameswaran, Senior, Scientist, MSSRF, Wayanad on November 14, 2022.