Botany

Department of Botany

Established in 1966

With more than five decades of experience in the field of teaching and research, we offer Botany as an undergraduate subject in B Sc. The department is supported with a museum and a well-equipped laboratory. Arboretum of the college spread in more than 8 acres comprising over Five thousand plants belonging to Four hundred different species. Botanical Tours and Field visits organized by the department provide practical knowledge to the students. The Department is organizing seminars, conferences and bio-fests regularly for the benefit of the students. The department has been sanctioned financial support for strengthening of Life Science and Biotechnology Education and training at UG Level under the STAR COLLEGE scheme of DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Highlights of the Department

  • Regular botanical study tours to familiarize the students with different plant species in their natural environment
  • Regular field visits to study the flora in their natural habitat
  • Sasysourabha – The Botanical Association to cater the requirements of the students for their all-round development
  • Eco Club – An organization to co-ordinate the eco-friendly conservation related activities
  • Regular skill based hands on training workshops
  • Students centric participative mode of learning
  • Student Research Projects
  • Celebration of International days of environmental significance
  • The department maintains herbal garden
  • Department maintains a museum having a collection of wide variety of plant specimens
  • Department maintains herbaria having a collection of 300 varieties of plant specimens
  • The students of the department have excelled in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • The department has been recognized by the STAR scheme of DBT, New Delhi for conducting programs to strengthen the basic science.

Elective subjects offered by the department:

Semester

Electives

I Mushroom Cultivation Technology
II Herbal Technology
III Vegetative and Reproductive Morphology of Angiosperms
IV Plant Diversity for Human Welfare

Did You Know ?

Botany – The science of vegetable kingdom is one of the most attractive, most useful, most extensive departments of human knowledge. It is above every other the science of beauty

-Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output
Scheme & Syllabus

Association & Activities

The department runs an association called “Sasya Sourabha” to create awareness among the students regarding the flora in specific and environment in general. The association organises activities such as promotion of the use of medicinal plants, eco planning, Wall Magazines, Environmental awareness, campus cleaning, promotion of the use of eco-friendly materials and student centric activities regularly

Community Orientation

  • Natural Resource Study Centre (NRSC) : Which wishes to address the vital issue of degradation of natural habitats and conservation strategies though research, documentation, and education & training modes
    • Medicinal Plant Arboretum
    • Herbal Garden
    • Environmental awareness programmes

     

Research Output

  • Completed Major Research Project on Standardization of three Ayurvedic formulations by Dr. Pushpendra, sanctioned by UGC.
  • Completed Minor Research project on Ecological Studies On River Nethravathy At Western Ghats Area by Dr. Kumara Hegde B.A, sanctioned by UGC
  • Completed Minor Research project on Study on Microbial ecology of selected endemic & endangered legumes of western ghats & lowland regions of Udupi, Dakshinakannada & Chikkamagalur district of Karnataka By Mr. Ganesh V Shendye, sanctioned by UGC

Publications

  • Sahoo I, Devasurmutt Y, Thippeswamy U, Satwadi PR, Ramachandra YL, Ananda KH, Melappa G. In silico Anti-HIV and Anticoagulant Activity of [60] Fullerene Conjugated Coumarin and p-Coumaric Acid Isolated from Endophytic Fungi, Alternaria Species-1. International Journal of Microbiology and Application. 2018 Sep 13;5(4):81
  • Hegde K, Ramachandra YL. Physico-chemical and Bacteriological investigation on the River Nethravathy of Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka state in India. Biotechnology. 2015 Feb;4(2).
  • Kumara Hegde B.A. Limnological Characteristics of Guruvayanakere Pond near Belthangady of Karnataka. Indian journal of Environment & Ecoplanning. 2005;10(1)

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