Departments / Botany

Overview

Vision

To develop human resources, by expanding the horizon of knowledge in Plant Sciences through research for preserving the synergy of nature

Mission

To achieve academic excellence in botanical education and research, producing competent entrepreneurs, committed to the cause of conservation and promotion of plant life.

History of the Department

Department of Botany was established in the year 1993 by introducing B.Sc Course in Botany. In 2014, Department has upgraded as PG Department by introducing PG programme in Botany. Department started UGC -Career oriented add-on certificate course in Tissue Culture in 2014-15. Later the one year certificate course has been raised to two years Diploma and three years advanced Diploma in 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively. In addition Department also undertakes certificate course on Food and Nutrition as part of skill development programme.

Faculty members of the Department has published more than 70 papers in National and International peer reviewed journals and presented more than 40 papers in National and International Conferences. Department has organized 3 National Seminars. Three Minor Research projects sponsored by UGC and one Science Popularization Programme funded by KSCSTE were successfully completed by the faculty members. Department has collaboration with Zoological Park and Museum, Thrissur and Research Department of Botany, St. Thomas College, Thrissur.

Collaboration/ Linkages

Sl. No Name of the Institution Purpose Date
1 Zoological Park and Museum, Thrissur Bio-diversity conservation 2016
2 Research Department of Botany,
St. Thomas College, Thrissur
Research Extension 2017

Achievements

Academics

Sl. No Name of the student Rank /Award Organization Level Date/Year
1 Athira Krishnan Qualified UGC JRF National 2018-19
2 Sinny Francis VII Rank- MSc Calicut University University 2015-17
3 Whylgreen Jose V Rank- MSc Calicut University University 2014-16
4 Neenu A Santhosh Qualified UGC JRF National 2017
5 Alisha Valsan Qualified UGC JRF National 2017
6 Sreeshma P S Qualified UGC JRF National 2017

Co-curricular & Extra-Curricular

Sl. No Name of the student Rank /Award Event Organization Level Date/Year
1 Jyothi Lekshmi First Junior State Powelifting Championship Kerala State Powerlifting Association State 11-08-2018
2 Jyothi Lekshmi Second National Classic Powelifting Championship Indian Powerlifiting Association National 11-08-2018
3 Riya T C First Senior National Men & Women
Powelifting Championship
Indian Powerlifiting Association National 27-08-2018
4 Dhuva C Binny Fourth Intercollegiate Speech Competiotion Co-operative Society District 22-10-2018
5 Dhuva C Binny Second Intercollegiate Speech Competiotion Co-operative Society,Thrissur District 11-10-2018

Placements

Sl. No Name of the student Batch Institution Designation
1 Rispa Jhons 2018 Sitharam ayurveda pharmacy Botanist
2 Ranjini K B 2018 Mahatma Gandhi University University Assistant
3 Sr.Delfeena Thomas 2017 Paul Public school,Maharashtra Teacher
4 Sabitha V B 2017 Higher Secondary Education Board of kerala HSST Junioor Botany
5 Sreeshma P S 2017 Coffee Board, Bengaluru Extension inspector
6 Angel Mary V P 2011 South Indian Bank Clerk
7 Neenu Maria jose 2017 Kerala state education board LPSA

Programme (Courses offered)

Major Programmes

Sl. No Name of the Programme Aided/Self Financing Duration Student Strength Complimentary Courses
1 B.Sc Aided 3 Years 36 Zoology
Chemistry
1 M.Sc Self-Financing 2 Years 12

Student Capability Enhancement Programmes

Sl. No Name of the Programme Type Duration Student Strength
1 UGC Add -on course Tissue Culture Certificate 1 year 36
2 UGC Add -on course Tissue Culture Diploma 1 year 36
3 UGC Add -on course Tissue Culture Advanced Diploma 1 year 36
4 Food and Nutrition Certificate 1 year 36

Research

Seminar / Workshop/ Conference Conducted

Sl.No Title Level Organising/ Funding Agency Date
1 National Seminar on
“Habitat Restoration and Butterfly Conservation"
National KSCSTE 7th and 8th February 2017

Consultancy & Extension

Extension

Sl.No Name of the Faculty Type of Extension Beneficery
1 Dr. Sr. Meena K Cheruvathur Flood Relief Operation Thrissur Area
2 Dr. Sr. Meena K Cheruvathur Cultural exchange programme Villagers of Dhanu, Maharashtra
3 Dr.Regi Raphael K Invited Talk on “ World Environment Day” St.Mary’s U.P.School, Chiyyaram
4 Dr.Regi Raphael K Question Paper Setting St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakkuda
5 Dr.Regi Raphael K Question Paper Setting Vimala College, Thrissur
6 Dr.Regi Raphael K Complementary Degree Practical Examination Vimala College, Thrissur
7 Dr.Regi Raphael K B.Sc Practical Examination St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakkuda
8 Dr.Rekha K Invited Talk on Environment conservation Sacred Heart convent
English Medium L. P. School, Thrissur
9 Dr.Rekha K Question Paper Setting St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakkuda
10 Dr.Rekha K Question Paper Setting Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam
11 Dr.Rekha K Scrutiny of Answer Paper St. Thomas College, Thrissur
12 Dr Sr Meena K cheruvathur Inaugurated SASTHERAMELA Sacred Heart school Thrisur
13 Dr Sr Meena K cheruvathur Invited Talk on Environment Day Sacred heart Higher secondary school

Event Calendar

Sl.No Event Title Type Details Event Date
1 An exhibition on the topic- ‘Reuse of the plastic materials’ Exhibition An Exhibition and demo class on making crafts using
waste plastics was conducted for
the students by Mrs Shanta Tony.
5/6/2018
2 Workshop on making Paper bags and Paper files Workshop Mrs Rekha and Mr Vidhyadharan
from IMMOWSE Training centre
(Govt. approved training centre for
self-employment Programmes, Thrissur)
7/6/2018
3 Competition on Making of useful
products from waste plastics’
Competition An inter-departmental competition
was conducted for the students to exhibit
their creative thoughts on the topic
‘Useful products from waste plastics’.
4/7/2018
4 Ozone Day Celebration Intercollegiate
Powerpoint Presentation competition
As a part of celebrating world ozone day 2018,
Bhoomitra club of botany department conducted
an intercollegiate power point presentation
competition on the topic “ Keep cool and carry on
Montreal Protocol” on 18 September 2018
18/09/2018
5 Veetilorukariveepu Environment day celebrations Distribution of Curry leaf plants to the
representatives of the teaching,
non-teaching staff and students of St. Mary’s College, Thrissur
05/06/15
6 Exhibition on Soil and its Conservation World Environment day Celebration Demonstrations of different ways
and means to correct soil acidity, different practical
and cost effective methods based on utilization
of local resources for the production of organic vegetables,
05/06/2015
7 Distribution of tree saplings Environment Day Celebrations Distribution of tree saplings to the
representatives of old students, staff and
students of St. Mary’s college, Thrissur.
9th June 2016
8 Bhoomi Environment Day Celebrations -Club activity A versification competition was arranged
for students of St. Mary’s College, based on
the theme. Sixty two students from various
disciplines participated in the competition
June 17th 2016
9 Pulses and their importance Marian Monsoon Fest Dept. of Botany arranged an exhibition
on in life. Sale of various pulse seedlings
was also arranged in the exhibition.
4th and 5th August, 2016
10 Shalabholsavam Science Popularisation Programme Host plants and nectar plants of Butterflies
were distributed to the selected institutions
including schools and colleges.
A training programme was also conducted on Butterfly gardening.
1st November 2016
11 Wetland Visit World wetland day celebrations A trip was conducted to Kanimangalam
kole wetland and Azhikode wetland
to observe World
27 th January, 2017
12 Establishing Biodiversity Gardens in Schools Medicinal plant conservation programme Distributed plants belonging to different
groups like medicinal plants, hydrophytes
and xerophytes to various schools.
June 2nd 2017
13 Organic farming and sale of vegetables Club activity An exhibition on “Organic farming
and sale of vegetables and seeds” was
conducted in association with Bhoomitra club
20th June 2017
14 Establishment of Butterfly Graden KSCSTE project- Science Popularisation A butterfly garden was established
at State Museum and Zoo jointly by Dept.
of Botany and Zoology on
1st August, 2017
15 Medicinal Plant Exhibition Medicinal Plant Awareness arranged a stall on medicinal plants
in the Flower Show conducted by Thrissur
Agrihorticultural Society held at Thekkinkad ground
19th January 2018
16 Cleanliness Awareness International wetland day celeberation students of Botany department along
with sports students of the college cleaned
Karthyani temple pond at chembukavu, Thrissur on
16th February 2018
17 Sale of winter vegetables Bhoomimitra club activity A winter vegetable and seedling
sale was conducted in association with on
7th December 2017
18 ‘Reuse of the plastic materials' KSCSTE sponsored Environmental
Day Celebrations
An exhibition on various items like
flower vases, show pieces, flowers etc.
made from waste plastic materials
were displayed in the exhibition.
A demo class on the making of crafts
using waste plastics was conducted for the students
5-6-2018
19 Eye camp Alumniae Elder Marians Activity At govt. l.p school, pattikkad in association
with alumniae Elder Marians organised a free eye
camp in collaboration with the departments
of Microbiology and Botany
11/10/2018
20 Ozone day celebration Bhoomithra club As a part of celebrating world ozone day
2018, Bhoomitra club of botany department
conducted an intercollegiate power point
presentation competition on the topic
“ Keep cool and carry on Montreal Protocol
18/09/2018
21 Seed balls throwing drive- Bhoomitra club activity Members have thrown the prepared
seed balls in to the forest tracks along
the Wayanadu – Muthanga Wild life Sanctuary
18/09/2018

MOODLE

Sl. No Name Video Link
1 Inspirational- Education Video Link
2 Inspirational- Botany Video Link
3 Pteridophytes- Stelar Evolution Video Link
4 Angiosperm Taxonomy Video Link
5 Genetic Engineering Video Link
6 Plant Physiology Video Link

Academic Links

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