The Post Graduate Department of Botany started its undergraduate course in 1974 and the post graduate course in 1997. The dynamic and visionary contributions of several botanists earned the Department its today’s reputation. The department has now 9 faculty members training about 100 students (80 B.Sc. and 20 M.Sc.). Current thrust areas of teaching and research provide students with substantial exposure and hands-on training in a variety of subject areas in plant biology. The disciplines studied includeplant structure, growth and development, plant molecular biology, physiology and biochemistry, plant pathology, ecology, genetics, systematics, evolution, bioinformatics and transgenic technology on a variety of taxa at various levels.Our Department also consists of herbarium with more than 2000 specimens, a museum comprising of approximately 800 specimens, along with well-equipped laboratories and teaching classes. Documentation of floristic wealth of Mahe, studies on the algal flora, mycoflora, pteridophytic flora, wetland plants, grasses, ecological and socio-cultural studies of sacred groves, medicinal plants and indigenous uses of plants of Mahe are some of the important documentations made by the faculty members. Our faculties also contribute significantly in the field of Aerobiology, enzymology, evolutionary biology and bioinformatics. Faculties contribution are evident through their high quality research publications in reputed national and international journals and recognitions by various national and international academic bodies. In the last ten years, our faculty has completed eight research projects and successfully conducted 13 seminars/symposia funded by various state or central agencies namely UGC, DST, DSTE etc. Currently, with unique amalgamation on classical as well as modern areas of plant science research, the faculty is showing stark progress in research at par with various established national and international laboratories. Our almumni have achieved great heights and are well placed in various central government labs, tecahers in schools, as administrators etc.

Botany Faculty

Dr. M.Mari Bhat, MSc, Ph.D
Associate Professor & Head of the Department
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Dr. K K Sivadasan, MSc, Ph.D
Associate Professor
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Dr. G.Pradeepkumar, MSc, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
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Dr. K. Sasikala, MSc,NET, M.Phil, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
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Mr. Girish Kumar .E, MSc,BEd,NET
Assistant Professor
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Dr. S. Shweta, MSc,NET-JRF, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
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Dr. K N Anil Raj, MSc,NET,Ph.D,
Assistant Professor
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Mr. Shijith P P, MSc,NET
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First B.Sc. 18 6 24
Second B.Sc. 18 1 19
Third B.Sc. 17 0 17
First M.Sc. 9 1 10
Second M.Sc. 9 0 9

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