Botany

Science Subjects

Department of Botany


 

Profile of Department

General Structure

  1. Brief description

Our survival is intimately associated with the existence of plants. Deeper understanding of plants is linked with our better life, survival and food security.

History: The Department of Botany was established in the year 1972 under the      Mahatma Gandhi University. Since then, the department is offering     undergraduate course in Botany.

Major recent Milestones

2013: Tissue culture lab established

2016: Herbal garden with an aim of conservation of rare plants

2018: Microbiology Lab established

2019: New BSc Lab

        : Launch of Department Blog http://gckbotany.blogspot.com/

 

Intake of students: The department offers undergraduate course in botany with an annual intake of 24 students.  The curriculum is as per the CBCSS scheme implemented in M.G. University. Zoology &Chemistry are the complementary subjects. The elective paper for the sixth semester is Agribusiness. The department offers “Agribased Microenterprises” as the Open Course for students from other departments.  

Core features

2. Vision and Mission

As a Life science department, we strongly believe in our responsibility of creating future citizens with a deeper understanding about the conservation of biodiversity and its link with our survival and existence.  

  • To create future citizens with a deep awareness and understanding about the importance of plants, animals and our ecosystem that lead to a sustainable eco-friendly life style with minimum ecological footprint
  • To inculcate students with confidence to take up professional life with joy without losing the passion for learning

Mission

 

 

3. Facilities

Research

Labs: Tissue culture Lab and General BSc Lab

Library with 1720 books

Smart classrooms 2

IT

Other

4. Achievements

Teachers

Students:

  • Result of 2018 batch: 87%
  • Sreya Manoj E : 3rd prize for Oppana in Kalolsavam 2019
  • Aswanth M Thankappan & Glitter J Sam: 3rd prize for Duffmuttu in Kalolsavam 2019
  • Surumi P A: 1st Prize Inter Collegiate powerpoint competition (Wetland day celebration   2019)

 

5. Activities Visit http://gckbotany.blogspot.com/

            Seminars, Conferences, workshops, training programmes organized

  • Wetland day Celebration 2019 -    5th and 6th Feb 2019
  • Workshop on ‘Botanical illustrations and Herbarium Techniques’ 21st and 22nd Nov 2018

 

            Department Associations

  • Botany Association meet on 18th Feb 2019: Invited talk by Dr. C. Sathishkumar, well-known orchid biologist and taxonomist of TBGRI, Palode, Trivandrum

 

            Extension activities

  • Botany Dept. Pavilion at Darshan Exhibition organized by Govt. Vocational Higher secondary school; Nattakom Kottayam on 31st Jan 2019










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