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The Department of Botany embarked on its scientific journey with the inception of a Pre- Degree Course in 1967. Over the years, it has transformed into a prominent department, gaining recognition as one of the leading departments sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through the FIST Programme. The department is committed to providing quality education and currently offers BSc, MSc and Ph. D programmes in Botany. The M.Sc. program is comprehensive, covering core papers along with two elective papers, namely Techniques and Instrumentation, and Crop Improvement.

The infrastructure facility includes a well-stocked library with 372 reference books and periodicals, complemented by the Central library's extensive collection of 2543 books. Additionally, a herbarium with approximately 4000 specimens and the botanical garden, Hortus Sirsyedicus, enrich the academic resources. Noteworthy attractions within the botanical garden include the Green House with Orchidarium, Aroid Home, Herbal Garden, Nakshathrvanam, Bio Path, and Aranyakam, creating an immersive learning environment. The Aroid Home focuses specifically on the conservation of Indian Aroids.

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In pursuit of excellence in plant science through plant exploration but not exploitation.



To provide student centered education and create socially committed and academic excellence in Plant Science. To sensitise the students towards immediate environment and the society at large. Establishment of linkages with Universities and Research Institutes of National and International repute for the betterment of the students


Department of Botany aim to create an inclusive and dynamic environment for education, research, and outreach in the field of plant science, with a focus on academic excellence. The major objectives are;

1. Education and Training

  • Offer high-quality undergraduate and post graduate education in plant science.
  • Train students in advanced techniques, technologies, and methodologies in plant research.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and scientific inquiry skills among students.
  • Promote public awareness and understanding of plants, emphasizing their role in ecosystems.
  • Provide outreach programs, workshops, and resources to schools, communities, and the general public.

2. Research and Innovation

  • Conduct cutting-edge research in various fields of botany, including plant physiology, ecology, genetics, taxonomy, and molecular biology.
  • Contribute to the understanding and conservation of plant biodiversity at local, regional, and global levels and engage in research initiatives that address plant conservation and sustainable use.
  • Foster collaboration with other departments, research institutions, and organizations to enhance interdisciplinary research and projects.

3. Facilities and Infrastructure

  • Maintain state-of-the-art laboratories, greenhouses, and other allied facilities to support teaching and research activities.
  • Ensure access to necessary equipment and technologies for faculty and students.

4. Student Development and Support

  • Provide mentoring and support for students to encourage their academic and professional development.
  • Offer opportunities for students to engage in research projects, internships, and fieldwork.

5. Continuing Professional Development

  • Provide opportunities for faculty, researchers, and students to engage in continuous professional development.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in plant science through conferences, workshops, and collaboration with other experts.