Ethiraj

Department Of Plant Biology And Plant Biotechnology

The undergraduate course in Botany was established in the year 1964 and upgraded as Post graduate Department in 1993 under Self Finance Stream. M.Sc. Botany has been renamed as M.Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology in 2002. The department has seen the glory of its growth and development during the past 26 years of its inception. As a mark of 25 year of completion the department organized the National level conference and Exhibition on “Herbal Biodiversity and Health Management-New Strategies and Approaches (HBHM)” in February, 2019. The Department is functioning with eligible and well qualified teachers – 5 permanent in Self-Supporting Stream.

The Department is organizing the national and international level conferences, workshops, endowment lectures etc for the benefit of the students.

The Department is offering a wide range of Research projects for Post graduate students from different fields of major subjects like Algology, Cytogenetics, Herbal Botany, Molecular Biology, Mycology, Pathology, Physiology, Phytochemistry, Bioremediation, Tissue Culture, Environmental Biology, Nanotechnology and Bioinformatics. The department encourages the students to do internship in various reputed organizations like CLRI, Botanical Survey of India, Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Regional Plant Quarantine Station, Aavin, IMPCOPS, Government Museum,Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced studies, Phycospectrum etc for the period of 30 days during the vacation. Students are motivated to participate in the Inter-collegiate competitions conducted by various city colleges and they won prizes.

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