About Department
Embark on a journey of excellence
with a botany department of six decades of heritage

    Established in July 1965, the Department of Biology initially managed pre-degree classes. By 1970, it evolved into a full-fledged department, introducing the B.Sc. Botany Course with an enrollment capacity of 36 students. Under the leadership of Rev. Sr. Janitta S.D., the department embarked on a journey to foster a deep appreciation for science and nature, ultimately striving for academic excellence.

    At present, with three permanent faculty members and one guest faculty, all holding Ph.D. degrees from esteemed institutes in the country, the department underscores its dedication to academic excellence and research. The aim of our department is to provide students with a solid background in modern principles and research practices of basic plant biology and in specific areas of specialization. At the same time, we have not forgotten classical botany and we teach the students to identify the plants from sight.

  • To be a “Centre for Excellence”
  • To engage in innovative research, educational endeavors, and community engagement centered around unraveling the intricacies of life, with a primary emphasis on plants and their environments.
  • To excel in dissemination and creation of knowledge, tackling contemporary challenges in plant biology with innovative solutions.




  • To impart good quality education to students with a special emphasis on plant science and applied areas through experiential learning and problem solving,
  • To kindle the spirit of innovation, skills and passions of tomorrow's botanists through teaching, innovative learning and research within a supportive and vibrant environment.
  • To cultivate a broad understanding of botany, by offering specialized knowledge in areas of faculty expertise, and equip students for future careers in science or education.
  • To transform students to worthy citizens having social and moral commitments.
Strengths and Achievements

The department has consistently excelled since its inception, driven by a team of four dedicated faculty members with PhD in diverse botanical research fields. Supported by the DBT Star College Scheme, the department has significantly advanced its infrastructure and laboratory facilities, fostering a cutting-edge research environment. Collaborations with eminent scientists and regular visits to prestigious research institutes enhance our academic and research excellence, providing students with invaluable exposure to the latest advancements in the field. Our alumni, distinguished in various scientific and societal roles, along with numerous rank holders, testify to the department's high standards and impactful education. Additionally, the department houses a vibrant Nature Club, a well-maintained botanical garden, and an extensive herbarium collection, enriching both educational and extracurricular experiences. These resources and achievements collectively contribute to a dynamic and holistic learning environment, preparing our students for successful careers in botany and related fields.

What Makes us Unique?
  • Hands on training on terrarium, flower arrange­ments, bonsai etc
  • Advance training in gardening and seedling propagation.
  • Association with research institutes, organizations and industries. 
  • Multidisciplinary research and entrepreneurship.
  • Visits and internships to prestigious institutions.
  • Digital macrophotography training tailored for capturing detailed plant structures


Methodology of Teaching Learning
  • Teaching through practical experiences, emphasizing hands-on learning and visual engagement.
  • Field visits to botanical gardens, herbarium, nature reserves, ecosystems to observe plants in their natural habitats and learn about ecological interactions.
  • Utilizing digital resources to enhance the curriculum.
  • Employing real-world botanical challenges to cultivate students' research skills and foster critical thinking abilities.
  • Integrating botanical concepts with ecology, genetics, chemistry, and environmental science  to provide a holistic understanding of plant biology and its applications.
  • Acknowledging and integrating traditional knowledge and indigenous practices concerning plants within the curriculum to foster inclusivity and cultural responsiveness.
  • Integrating ICT-based teaching alongside traditional methods.
  • Students are encouraged for frequent interactions and their feedbacks are used to enhance the learning experience
  • Project based learning is undertaken
  • Implementing continuous assessment to monitor progress and address areas of improvement.
  • Guidance to JAM, JGEEBILS and other entrance exams 
  • Providing advice and support regarding career paths and job placement opportunities.