Botany

OBJECTIVES

  • To Strive for academic excellence with an aptitude for higher studies and  research
  • create an awareness on plant diversity and its conservation through tissue Culture
  • To impart skills in students on cultivation of Mushroom and Azolla.
  • To give awareness on health care among  students  through the preparation of herbal medicines for common ailments

MILESTONE

The history of the Department of Botany dates back to 1923, when the Institution attained the status of a College. The department was established in 1935 to offer B.Sc Degree in Botany affiliated to University of Madras. In 1964, it became one  of the pioneer P.G Departments. In 1982, it started M.Phil course when it was affiliated to Bharathidasan University. The department was granted recognition for Ph.D programme in 1991. The tile of the P.G course Botany was changed to Botany with Specialization in Plant Biotechnology in 2002.

The department stands for its academic excellence, development of research skills and extension potential. Department encourages creative skills of students and helps them in transforming into reality. It conducts regular outreach programmes on medicinal plants, preparation of herbal value added products and herbal medicines apart from skill development programmes like mushroom cultivation and Azolla cultivation.

 

Milestones – Year in which UG, PG and M.Phil/Ph.D were started.

 

S.No Course Year
1. Under graduate programme –  B,Sc Botany  1935
2. Post Graduate programme  – M.Sc  Botany  1964
3. M.Phil   (Botany)  1982
4. Ph.D      (Botany)  1991
5. Career Oriented  add-on course on “Medicinal herbs herbs and mass cultivation  2012

 

3.      FORMER HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENTS WITH PHOTOS

S.No Name of the Heads of the Department Photo
1. MS.JEYA MARIE M.A LT F.B.S  – 1935 – 1972
2 SR. MARIE GERALDINE M.SC  1946-   1973
3. 1973-1974 SR.EMILIE M.SC.
4. 1974- 1994       MS. MEENA M.SC, PH.D
5. 1994  –  2003 DR.SR.ANNE XAVIER M.SC., PH.D
6. 2003 – 2006 DR.SYAMALA THIAGARAJAN M.SC., M.PHIL., PH.D
7 2006 –  2009  –  DR. (MRS) CELINE RANI GNANAM M.SC., M.PHIL., PH.D
8. 2009-  2012 DR.R.PARVATHI   M.SC., M.PHIL., PH.D
9. 2012-  2015 DR.A.ROSELINE  M.SC., PH.D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF MEMBERS

NO NAME DESIGNATION
1. Dr.P.Francisca M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D Associate Professor and Head of the Department
2. Dr.T.Mayba Gnana Suky M.Sc.,M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D Associate Professor
3. Dr.P.Shanthi M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor
4. Dr.S.Catharin Sara M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor
5. Dr.H.D.Subhashini M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor
6. Ms.R.Kavitha M.Sc.B.Ed., SET Assistant Professor. (Mgt.)
7. Mrs.M.Revathi M.Sc.,M.Phil. Assistant Professor.(Mgt.)
8. Dr.R.Manonmani M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor(Mgt.)
9. Ms.B.Helen Mary Piramila M.Sc.,M.Phil., B.Ed. Assistant Professor (Mgt.)
10. Mrs. A.Freeda Rose. Assistant Professor (Mgt.)

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES : COMPLETED (2013-14)

S.No Date Name of the activity Beneficiaries
1. 29.07.2013 to

31.07.2013

Traditional medicinal oil preparation for common ailments
1. 22.08.13

and

23.08.13

 

A Two day workshop for PG Assistants on “ PLANT BIOLOGY”

 

58 teachers from in and around Trichy schools
2. 06.09.13 and

  07.09.2013

Study tour to Kanyakumari and Courtallam III B.Sc, I and II M.Sc students

 

3. 26.09.13 Study tour to Neduvasal- Pudukottai I and II B.Sc students

 

4. 27.11.2013

To 16.12.2013

Skill based hands on Training in Mushroom cultivation

 

 

 

20 students from Physics, chemistry, commerce and English departments and 20 students from III B.Sc Botany
5. 08.01.2014 Skill based hands on Training in Mushroom cultivation

 

 

15 students from Holy Cross Community College. Ayikudi
6. 20.02.14 Skill based hands on Training in Mushroom cultivation

 

 

15 Village Self help group women from Azhagiamanavalam village

 

ACTIVITIES FOR 2014-2015 – TILL DATE

S.No Name of the Department Seminar/Workshop/Conference conducted Duration and Date
1. Botany Conducted One day workshop on “Herbal medicine preparation and their uses” for parents of Students of Dept. of Botany 01.08.2014

From 10 am to 4.0 pm.

2. Botany Conducted three days skill based training “ Traditional Herbal oil preparation”, for Other department students, teaching and non teaching staff. 17.09.2014 to 19.09.2014
3. Botany Conducted skill based Training on “Herbal oil preparation for II and III B.Sc Botany students 20.11.2014 and 21.11.14
4. Botany Conducted Two days Lecture workshop on “Phytochemistry, Cytochemistry and Electrophoretic techniques” for UG Students of Botany . 11.12.14 and 12.12.14.
5. Botany Conducted one day Exhibition cum sale of Botanicals “Plants thy food, Food thy Medicine”. 08.01.2015
6. Botany Conducted 15 days Hands on Training programme on “Mushroom cultivation” for UG students. 09.01.2015- 23.01.15

 

ACTIVITIES FOR 2015-2016 – TILL DATE

S.No Name of the Department Seminar/Workshop/Conference conducted Duration and Date
1. Botany Rescapes Visit – Palaiyur 11.07.15
2. Botany Alumna Visit

Dr. Rani Vajravel,

Professor in Biology,

Orlando, United States

 

 

07.09.15
3. Botany Parent Teachers meet for I UG and I PG students 19.09.15
4. Botany Training for teachers on instruments 13 & 14.09.15

 

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY STUDENTS – 2015-2016 – TILL DATE

S.No Name of the Department Seminar/Workshop/Conference conducted Duration and Date
1. Botany Floral Fiesta -15 – Think Green Save Green 18.09.2015

From 9 am to 4.30 pm.

PAPER PUBLICATION 2014-15

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

S.No Name of the staff Title of the Paper National /International/State/Regional
1. Gnana Deepa Ruby.R and Catharin sara.S. Bioactive compounds and its importance in Pteridophytes. International
International Journal of Research in Engineering and Bioscience
2. Revathi.M and Catharin sara.S. Antioxidant studies on extracts of plant parts of Marsilea minuta,L International
International Journal of Research in Engineering and Bioscience.
3. Gnana Deepa Ruby .R and Catharin sara.S Preliminary phytochemical analysis of Pyrrosia lanceolata (L.) Farewell International
International Research Journal of Pharmacy
4. Gayathiri .M and Catharin sara.S. In vitrostudies on Photomorphogeneis of Gametophytes of Dryopteris dilatata (Hoffm.) A.Gray in Two different medium. International
International
Journal of Research in Engineering and Bioscience

MEMBERS IN VARIOUS BODIES 2014-15

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY
Staff Name Name of the Body
1.Dr.Mrs.A.Roseline Life Member – Journal of Swamy Botanical Club.

Life Member – Advances in Biological Science

Doctoral Committee member (National College, Trichy and St.Joseph’s College , Trichy.)

2.Dr.Mrs.P.Francisca Life Member – Journal of Swamy Botanical Club.
3.Dr.S.Catharin sara Doctoral committee member (St.Joseph’s college, Jamal Mohammed College.)
Life Member – Phytomorphology Journal

ASSOCIATIONS 2014-15

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY
Date Topic Resource Persons
09.07.2014 “Probiotics for vibrant living” Dr.Mrs.Cissie Theoblyn David, M.Sc., Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Home science Extension, TNAU, Madurai

20.08.14 “Emotional Intelligence” Miss.S.Sumathy M.S.W,M.Sc (Psycology)

Assistant Professor and Head

Thanthai Hand Roever college

Perambalur.

 

22.09.14 “Nanoparticles for Biological applications” Dr.K.Jeganathan,

Associate Professor

Center for Nano science and Nanotechnology,

Bharathidasan University, Trichy

24.11.2014 “Concepts and challenges in protoplast isolation and culture” Dr.V.Nandagopalan

Associate Professor in Botany

National College (Autonomous)

Trichy – 1

08.12.14 Quiz competition on “Plant Taxonomy” Dr.Mrs. P.Francisca

Associate Professor

Department of Botany

Holy Cross College (Autonomous)

Trichy -2

09.01.15 Dr.Miss.Rm.Meenakshi Endowment Lecture –

“Green thinking and Green living”

Dr.(Sr).Anne Xavier

Former Principal and HOD of Botany

Holy Cross College

Superior, Holy Cross Convent

Palani.

ASSOCIATIONS 2015-16

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY
Date Topic Resource Persons
09.07.15 “The Joy of Being in Nature” Rev. Dr.ArputhaRaj, OPM Capuchin

Perugamani

Trichy

 

 

06.08.15 “My Bodyz Better” Mr.Suthagar Selvaraj

Social Entrepreneur

Madurai

 

 

 

SEMINAR/WORKSHOP/CONFERENCE ATTENDED AND PAPER PRESENTED 2014-15

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

 

S.No

Name of the

staff

Seminar/Workshop/Conference Participated/Paper presented Sponsored by Place and Duration
1. Dr.Mrs. T.Mayba Gnana Suky National Conference attended Participated UGC National College, Trichy

24& 25.07.2014

2. Dr.Mrs. S.Catharin Sara National Conference attended Presented a paper

“Symmetry and Morphology of fern Gametophytes”

UGC National College, Trichy

24& 25.07.2014

3. Dr. Mrs. H.D. Subashini Refresher course on Life Science (21 days) Participated UGC, ASC Bharathidasan University, Trichy
4. Dr.T.Mayba Gnana Suky 3 days workshop on “Basics of Bioinformatics and CADD” Participated DBT-Fist sponsored Holy Cross College

-2

5. Dr. P.Shanthi 3 days workshop on “Basics of Bioinformatics and CADD” Participated DBT-Fist sponsored Holy Cross College

-2

6. Dr.S.Catharin Sara 3 days workshop on “Basics of Bioinformatics and CADD” Participated DBT-Fist sponsored Holy Cross College

-2

7. Mrs.M.Revathi 3 days workshop on “Basics of Bioinformatics and CADD” Participated DBT-Fist sponsored Holy Cross College

-2

8. Mrs.R.Manonmani 3 days workshop on “Basics of Bioinformatics and CADD” Participated DBT-Fist sponsored Holy Cross College

-2

9. Dr.S.Catharin Sara Two days National Conference on “Biodiversity and climate change Adaptations- Current status Trends and Policy Responses” Participated

(Published paper)

SERB-DST& MoES St.Andrew’s College, Gorakhpur
10. Mrs.M.Revathi Two days National Conference on “Biodiversity and climate change Adaptations- Current status Trends and Policy Responses” Participated

(Published paper)

SERB-DST& MoES St.Andrew’s College, Gorakhpur
11. Mrs.M.Revathi Two day lecture workshop on “Vistas in Biosciences” Participated Science Academics St.Joseph’s College(Autonomous)

Trichy.

12. Ms.B. Helen Mary Piramila Two day lecture workshop on “Vistas in Biosciences” Participated Science Academics St.Joseph’s College(Autonomous)

Trichy

13. Dr.Mrs.A.Roseline One day National Symposium on Recent Advances in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (NASYMP’15) Participated UGC St.Joseph’s College(Autonomous)

Trichy.

14. Dr.Mrs.S.Catharin Sara One day National Symposium on Recent Advances in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (NASYMP’15) Participated UGC St.Joseph’s College(Autonomous)

Trichy.

15. Ms. R. Kavitha 3 days National Seminar cum workshop on Microbial Genomics & Proteomics Participated UGC & DBT Alagappa University, Karaikudi.

 

7. ACHIEVEMENTS: ACADEMIC/NONACADEMIC

Students

Percentage of results during last five years

Year 2006-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15
UG Botany 76 86 86 100 91 95 81.58 83.33 95.00
PG Botany 88 100 95 81 85 100 100 92.86 66.67

Bharathidasan University – Rank holders

Year UG Students Rank PG Students Rank
2007-08 Sr.A.Lourdu mary IX R.Malarkodi I
2008-09 G.Ann Shalu III R.Rajathi I
2009-10 C.Sownthariya II
2010-11 K.Nithya II A.Renuga I
2011-12 V.Pavithra II C.Sownthariya II
2012-13 M.Selvapriya I K.Nithya II
2013-14 M. Janet shiny II M. Ramya II
2014-15 K. Priyadharshni I M.Selva priya I

8.INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

  • E-Lessons
  • Videos
  • Animations
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Role plays
  • Card method
  • Charts
  • Models
  • Debates

NUMBER OF E-LESSONS DEVELOPED

Name of the staff E lessons prepared
Dr.P.Shanthi Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer

PCR

Mechanism of Enzyme action

Primary structure of normal Dicot stem

Dr.S.Catharin sara Transgenic plants

Glycolysis

DNA fingerprinting

Contributions of some important microbiologists

Mrs.Manonmani Mitosis and its significance

Double Fertilization

Mrs.M.Revathi Structure of DNA

Rubiaceae

Mrs.A.Freeda Rose Antisense RNA Technology

MAJOR/MINOR PROJECTS SANCTIONED TO THE DEPARTMENT/INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECT

  • Dr. Mrs. A.Parvathi Studies on traditional plant medicines for cancer, hepatitis – B and AIDS. 2007 – 2010 Rs.6,05, 600/- UGC
  • Dr.(Mrs.)P. Shanthi In vitro propagation and phytochemical analysis of Acmella calva (Dc) R.K. Jansen. a rare medicinal plant.2008 – 2011 Rs. 5,80,800/. UGC
  • Dr. S. Catharin Sara Co-Investigator Design of Integrated Technology for the Efficient management of bioresources to improve socio- economic & ecological conditions of 15 villages of Tiruchi district.           Rs. 5,25,000. RASHTRIYA  EVAM  PRADYOGIKI SANCHAR  PARISHAD –   DST
  • Dr. Mrs. A.Parvathi Bioprospecting of  Traditional medicinal plants of Pachamali Hills of Tamil Nadu with reference to AIDS, Cancer & Hepatits – 2011 – 2014 Rs. 7,07,800/ – UGC
  • Dr.(Mrs.) S.Catharin Sara Screening and quantification of phytochemicals and its antimicrobial activity of selected anti cancerous Fern species. 2012- 2015. Rs. 8, 83, 800/ – UGC

 RESEARCH DETAILS

S.No                    Ph.d                       M.Phil Remarks
No of staff guiding Scholars produced Pursuing No of staff guiding Scholars produced Pursuing
1  3 2 3 5 3 3

ALUMNI (Distinguished)

SCIENTISTS ABROAD
S.No Name Country
1 Dr.Rani Vairavelu Orlando, USA
2 Dr.Jeyakodi California
3 Dr.Uma Maheshwari Finland
4 Dr.Leela Amala Christy Canada
5 Dr. Rajalakshmi Quatar
6 Dr.Josephine USA
7 Dr.Karthikeyani Ontario – Canada
FACULTY – ABROAD
1 Mrs. Catherine USA
2 Mrs. Uma Boston, USA
3 Mrs. Syamale Canada
4 Mrs. Chitraleka New Jersey, USA
5 Mrs. Minipriya Dubai
6 Mrs. Benazir Begum Dubai
7 Mrs. R.Rajalakshmi Dubai
8 Mrs. Deepalakshmi Kuwait
9 Mrs. Naile Kuwait
10 Mrs.S.Sasikala Deviga Quatar
11 Mrs.Revathi Singapore
SCIENTIST INDIA
1 Dr.S.Kalyani NBPGR, IARI, New Delhi
2 Dr.Geetha Rani M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.
3 Dr.S.Kalavathy Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli
4 Dr.Malliga BARD Tiruchirappalli.
FACULTY
1 Sr.Sophiya Patna
2 Sr.Selvi Odisha
3 Sr.Jenesius Tuticorin
4 Ms.Sumathi Perambalur
5 Dr.Mrs.Amutha BARD, Tiruchirappalli.
PHYSICIAN – INDIA
1 Dr.Jeyalakshmi
2 Dr.Amutha
3 Dr.Manonmani
4 Dr.Helen Prema
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
1 Mrs. Anne
2 Miss.Nithiya
3 Miss.Kasthuri
OTHER FIELDS
1 Principal and HM 15%
2 Faculty 40%
3 District Registrar 1%
4 PG Assistants 54%
5 Lab Assistants 5%
6 Post Master 1%