Department of Botany is one of the oldest, well-established and a reputed department in the Coimbatore region. The strength of our department lies in the extensive knowledge in teaching botany through a highly motivated team of well qualified and subject specialized academic staffs. It is supported with Well-equipped, spacious, Classrooms and laboratories. These have resulted in meritorious students willingly opting for Botany as a major subject and occupying the top positions in the merit list of P.G. admission in many Universities Department of Botany comprises of well educated faculty members with diverse interest in their specialization. Their committed to deliver the basics at the advanced progress in the subject and strives to bring alive the wonders in the structures, and functions of plant biology and its diversity.
Each faculty contributes a specialized domain to the vast ocean of Botanical knowledge, ranging from the microscopic phytoplankton/microalgae to the lichens, liverworts, and mosses (Bryophytes), ferns (Pteridophytes), cycads and pines (Gymnosperms), and the omnipresent Angiosperms. In keeping with the UGC-recognized syllabi, we bring a bouquet of modules that take the students on a journey of traditional and modern study methods, research, analysis, and interpretation of microorganisms and plants. We strive to teach each student to develop a keen sense of observation, the ability to choose the correct method of representation and analysis of diverse phenomena. We convey through our lectures not just the content but also through practical sessions exposing the plants adaptations, survival and growth. We employ dynamic and essential pedagogical techniques combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills. We have well-maintained laboratories and trained technical staff.
We have a Microbiology and Tissue Culture Laboratory with facilities to enable students to grow selected microorganisms and plants (in vitro). The essential knowledge delivered through the 17 core papers taught over three years provides a window to the Research & Development and the Industrial applications of Botany. Through the Skill Enhancement papers like the Microbial biotechnology, Horticulture, Medicinal Botany and Bioinformatics, students get a broad picture of associated fields that can be a path to the job avenues after graduation. The Department has been a recipient of the prestigious Star College Grant from Government of India in 2009. In 2014, the Department recognized with “Star Status” for its diligent efforts in imparting practical skills to undergraduates through several programs. Experiential learning is strengthened through field visits to various Biodiversity Parks, Industrial Units, and Research Laboratories. Our continuous endeavor is to receive inputs from all stakeholders to improve and build the Department as the Knowledge Centre.
Creating congenial atmosphere to stimulate the research attitude of the students, giving much industrial and field exposure so as to enable them to face the competitive world with courage and confidence.
To impart the knowledge on the frontier areas of Plant Sciences to fulfill the basic needs and economic upliftment of the society.