Botany

Department Profile

Department of Botany was established in 1952. Under Graduate course in Botany was started in 1952 and the Post Graduate course in 1961. Now the department is functioning as the nodal department in coordinating the UGC-Innovative Post Graduate course in Food & Dairy Biotechnology. Department is supported by DST, Govt. of India through FIST programme. The department stepped into active research in 2000 taking up research projects from various funding agencies, and University of Kerala has recognized the department as a Research Centre in Botany in 2015.  The faculty members of the department have successfully completed four research projects so far.  The Centre for Advanced Research in Botanical Sciences (CARBS) evolved in 2014 with an objective of doing research in an interdisciplinary and collaborative level, and its preliminary aspects are started to be working out.  One research projects is going on in the department funded by external agencies, and two faculty members have applied for two research projects at the moment.  There are seven Ph.D. holders and one M.Phil holder in the department. The department has made a research laboratory with the financial support from DST in the form of FIST and also UGC in the form of Innovative Programme. The department extends its facilities to students from other institutions, for doing post-graduate Project works. 

 

Infrastructure & Facilities

  1. Research Laboratory for Research Scholars
  2. Common Instrumentation Facility
  3. Museum
  4. Herbarium
  5. Botanic Garden
  6. Electric Power Generator
  7. Tissue Culture & Molecular Biology Facility
  8. Department Library
  9. Computer Laboratory with LAN Broadband connectivity

General Inventory of the Properties and Materials of the Department

  1. PCR
  2. Constant Temperature water bath
  3. Hot air Oven
  4. Muffle Furnace
  5. Single distillation Plant
  6. Computer Lab with Broad band internet facility
  7. Electronic balance
  8. Gel Documentation System
  9. UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  10. Refrigerated High Speed Centrifuge (3 Nos.)
  11. Desktop Centrifuge
  12. pH Meters (3 Nos.)
  13. Incubating Shaker
  14. Platform Shaker
  15. Deep freezer
  16. Binocular Research Microscope with Digital Imaging Facility
  17. Fume Hood
  18. Stereo Zoom Microscope with Digital Imaging
  19. Vertical & Horizontal Electrophoretic System with Power Pack (For Research)
  20. Electrophoretic System Combi Pack (20 Nos.)
  21. Binocular Research Microscopes (10)
  22. LCD Projectors (3 Nos.) with supporting facilities
  23. Micowave Oven
  24. Microtome- Rotary
  25. Microtome-Sledge
  26. Autoclave (2 Nos.)
  27. Ordinary Spectrophotometer – Visible Range
  28. Calorimeter (2 Nos.)