Department was started in 1957 offering B.Sc. in Botany. It was raised to the post graduate level in 1966 offering M.Sc. in Botany. The Department was recognized as research department in the year 1986. A third course was started in 1999 offering B.Sc. in Vocational Botany with Food Microbiology as the vocational subject. A fourth course was started under the wings of the Department, M.Sc. Microbiology (Self-Financing) and the then head of the department was the Coordinator.
It was established in the year 1957. All the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students of the department are members of the Association. The president of the Association is nominated by the staff council each year. The rest of the office bearers are elected from the graduate and post graduate classes unanimously. The functioning of the association begins with inauguration and ends with valedictory function. In between seminars, workshops, quiz programs, cultural competitions, poster competitions, vegetable carving, flower arrangement competitions etc are organized. Former teachers of the department are also invited to share the expertise with the members.
Thrust Areas of research : Micrbiology, Biotechnology, Mycology, Taxonomy, Phycology, Ethnobotany, Biochemistry & Physiology.
The department was recognized as a research department in the year 1986.
- Dr. Koshy Abraham
- Dr. P.G. Abraham
- Dr. Neeta N. Nair
- Dr. Mathews T. Thelly
- Dr. Bobby T. Edwin
- Dr. Jacob Thomas
- Dr. Elizabeth T. Mangatt M.Sc, Ph.D. (H.O.D)
- Dr. Manju Philip M.Sc, B.Ed., M.Phil. Ph.D.
Phone: 0481-2721244 0469-2635090
- Prof. Renosh Tom Varghese K. M.Sc.
eLearning Website: www.renosh.net
- Dr. Neeta N. Nair M.Sc., Ph.D. (Research Guide)
- Prof. Sonia Anna Zachariah M.Sc.
- Dr. Anitha Jose M.Sc., Ph.D. (Microbiology)
- Dr. Jacob Thomas M.Sc, B.Ed., Ph.D. (Research Guide)
eLearning Website: http://www.jacobnthomas.webs.com
- Prof. Deepu A. M. Sc. (Biochemistry)
- Prof. Susan Kuriakose M.Sc. B.Ed.
- Prof. Jincy P. Abraham M. Sc.
- Prof. Reethu Mariah Jacob M. Sc.
|1. Prof. PC. George||HOD||1953-64|
|2. Prof. Koshy Abraham||HOD||1958-81|
|3. Koshy Cherian||HOD||1960-99|
|4. Dr. P.G. Abraham||1971-94|
|5. Prof. P.C. Abraham||1966-99|
|6. Prof. Abraham Raju||1968-99|
|7. Prof. Accama Varghese||1981-99|
|8. Prof. Mathews Varkey||1970-2000|
|9. Prof. Jacob Mathew||HOD||1968-2000|
|10. Prof. Annamma Thomas||HOD||1971-2002|
|11. Prof. Alexander Mathew||1971-2002|
|12. Prof. K.S. Thomas||HOD||1975-2003|
|13. Dr. Koshy Abraham||1981-2009|
|14. Prof. Thomas Mathew||HOD||1977-2010|
|15. Dr. Mary Chacko|
|16. Dr. E. A. Siril|
|17. Dr. Mathews T. Thelly|
Alumni of Department of Botany meet every year. Earlier this meeting was held in the second Saturday of November. But since the establishment of seminar system at UG level, it has been decided to conduct the alumni annual get-together on Sivarathri day which is a holiday. The alumni date is a memorable event in the department calendar. The department cherishes the contributors and the memories of the former staff and students. The oldest alumni of the department were honoured with Ponnada during the golden jubilee celebrations. The sad demise of the former HOD Prof. Koshy Abraham who was an active member of the association was irreparable loss.