To explore and not to exploit the plant world
Our vision and mission
Our vision is to conduct teaching, innovative research, and outreach on the patterns and processes of life with a focus on plants and their environments.
Our mission is to provide a student-centered and job-oriented higher education that bestows academic environment, to demonstrate and promote creative, intellectual inquiry with positive relationships among students, faculty and staff that enhance the learning experience a fruitful and outstanding one for future application in a dynamic world. We focus on the patterns and processes that enable predictive understanding of plants and their environments at local, regional, and global scales, leading to strengths in the areas of Ecology, Photochemistry, and Systematics and Biotechnology.
The Department was established in the year 1954. Three year under graduate programme was started in 1957. Presently the Department offers a three year undergraduate B.Sc. Botany Model I Programme as per the syllabus of Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam. Agribusiness is the choice based course and Agribased micro-enterprises is the open course offered. We conduct a Certificate course in Mushroom cultivation and Value added courses in Flower Arrangement and Apiculture. The Department is partially supported by the DST-FIST and DBT- Star College scheme.
The Department consists of four faculty members and one laboratory staff. We are committed to the cause of moulding well behaved and responsible citizens who have moral courage and scientific attitude. The faculty members hold responsible positions in the college for the smooth functioning of the different Clubs and Forums for supporting the students in developing their talents.