department of botany

Department of Botany

Department Of Botany is established in 1957, the Department is a full-fledged Department conducting Graduate and Postgraduate courses and Research programme. Department of Botany envisions providing the platform for academicians to interact on key issues.

Department of Botany at a glance

  • Oldest PG & Research Department of the college which has produced the first Doctoral Degree in Botany(Ph. D) of M. G. University
  • 23 Scholars have been awarded Ph. D till date
  • Eleven ongoing Ph. D Programmes
  • Undertaking R & D Projects
  • Conducted international, national and state level seminars and workshops
  • Started UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programme in Plant Resource Development and  Management in 2010
  • Started UGC sponsored Coaching Centre for UGC/CSIR/ JRF/NET Examination in Life Science in 2010
  • Student progression – 80% is going for higher studies & 40 % is getting placements
  • Field visits and Study Tours are Conducted regularly for UG and PG students

Courses Offered

1. B. Sc. Botany (CBCSS) Programme

The Department started in 1957 with the Graduate Course in Botany. The Open Course for B. Sc. (CBCSS) programme is a Horticulture and Nursery Management. The choice based core course is Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy

2. M. Sc. Botany (PG CSS) Programme

The Post-Graduate Course in the Department began in the year 1966. The specialization of PG programme in Microbiology.

3. Ph. D Programme

Department has been upgraded as Research Centre of the Mahatma Gandhi University in 1985.  The center has produced 22 Ph. D degrees till date and eleven programmes are on-going.

Research Guides in Botany:

  • Dr.Sr. Avita
  • Dr. Merlee Teresa M.V. (Dr. Sr. Margaret Mary)
  • Dr. SreeKumar R.
  • Dr.Lizzy Mathew
  • Dr. Sheela D.
  • Dr.Elsam Joseph

4. M.Phil. Programme in Botany

The M.Phil. Programme in Botany started on 05-09-2017.

The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Botany is a semester-based one year programme designed for academicians and researchers to provide theoretical and practical research exposure in Botany. The programme empowers the researchers with domain-specific capabilities and methodological competencies.

Botanical Innovations for Biosphere Protection and Human Excellence

To bring forth successful global citizens; spiritually upright and proud of their rich heritage; empowered with the virtues of righteousness, tolerance and love for their fellow being

Message from HOD

It gives me immense pleasure to introduce the Department of Botany of St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), which has completed 60 years of academic excellence with the far-sighted and commendable services rendered by the faculty members all through these years. With the constant support of the management, selfless service of the teaching and non-teaching staff and cooperation from the student community, the Department could emerge as a center of excellence in teaching, learning, research and extension activities. The Department started with the Pre-Degree and the Under Graduate course in 1957 and the Post Graduate course commenced in 1966. It was recognized as a Research Center of Mahatma Gandhi University in 1986 and the M. Phil programme was initiated in 2016. Since its establishment, the Department has taken strenuous efforts in nurturing and empowering young women in achieving their academic goals and has rendered all support towards their social commitment. The academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities have helped immensely in moulding their character, enabling them to be committed and competent individuals in family and society. The qualified and experienced teachers are the backbone of the Department providing inspiration and encouragement. The strong support provided by the Management and the Principal to the Department in all its activities are commendable. It is to be highlighted that the Department is still striving hard to keep up its motif of excellence in every aspect of its activities, academic and non-academic. I expect that the combined efforts taken by all the stakeholders will continue to fulfill our dreams to take the Department to still higher levels of excellence as was the vision of the predecessors.
HOD, Department Of Botany