Department of Botany

The Department of Botany (Estd.1957) is one of the prestigious postgraduate and research departments among the autonomous as well as affiliated colleges in Kerala and is supported by the DST under the FIST programme (2011, 2019). Actually, the seed for the department was laid as early as 1946 when the Biology group was started for the intermediate course. Botany department got a separate identity when Botany subsidiary was started in 1952 and B.Sc. The zoology department was shifted to the western wing of the building facing the backwaters. In 1957, a degree course was started and the affiliation was accorded by Madras University. In 1959-60, the department secured representation in the Academic Council and Degree Board of Examinations of Madras University. The first batch of students was presented for the university exam in 1960 and secured credible results. M.Sc. course started in 1984 affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and the Research Centre, first in the College, was started in 1988. The department has produced 23 Ph.Ds and more than 160 international and national publications. Completed 8 UGC-CSIR, STEC & KSCSTE research projects and the first Patent from the College (No.354579).


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