Vision: Botanical innovations for biosphere protection and human excellence.
The Botany department of St. Teresa's college had its beginning in 1957 with 24 students on roll in the first year degree class. Now it has evolved into a full-fledged department with facilities for post graduation and research leading to Ph.D. degree.
There are 130 students at the B.Sc. degree level and 25 at the M. Sc. level.
The Research Centre : Eighteen research scholars from our department research centre have been awarded the Ph.D. Degree. At present there are 6 research scholars are carrying out active research.
The department offers UG and PG courses :
CBCSS B. Sc. Botany Programme (with Chemistry and Zoology as Subsidiaries)
Course 1: Methodology and Perspectives of Science& Introduction to the World of Plant Diversity
Course 2: General Informatics and Methodologies in Plant Sciences
Course 3: Anatomy & Reproductive Botany of Angiosperms
Course 4: Microbiology and Phycology
Course 5: Mycology, Lichenology and Pathology
Course 6: Bryology, Pteridology, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany
Course 7: Angiosperm Morphology, Taxonomy and Eco. Botany
Course 8: Cell and Molecular Biology and Evolution
OPEN COURSE: Horticulture and Nursery Management
Course 9: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Course 10: Environmental Studies and Ecotourism
Course 11: Genetics, Plant Breeding and Horticulture
Course 12: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
CORE COURSE CHOICE BASED: Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy
M. Sc. Botany
Paper I- Phycology and Bryology
Paper II- Mycology, Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Paper III- Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany
Paper IV- Angiosperm Taxonomy and Embryology
Paper V-Cytology, Genetics and Plant Breeding
Paper VI-Research Methodology
Paper VII- Ecology, Tissue Culture and Evolution
Paper VIII-Plant Anatomy, Microtechnique and Horticulture
Paper IX-Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Paper . X-Phyochemistry
Paper XII-Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
New Programmes Started
1. Career Oriented Programme (UGC Sponsored) on 'Plant Genetic Resource Management' - for B. Sc. Students.
2. Coaching Class for UGC/CSIR/NET Examination in Life Sciences
Head of the Department - Dr. Elsam Joseph, M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D
Dr. Lizzy Mathew M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D
Smt. Alphonsa Vijaya Joseph M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D
Dr. Romilly Margaret Mendez M. Sc., B. Ed., M. Phil., Ph. D
Dr. Liza Jacob M. Sc., Ph. D
Dr. Sheela D. M. Sc., B. Ed., Ph. D
Smt.Minnu Earnest Arackal, M. Sc.
Ms. Aquiline Ans K. M.Sc.
Non- teaching Staff
Smt. Seena Teresa K.V
Smt. Mini V. J.
Sri. Ani Varghese
Prof. K. K. Parvathy
Dr. (Sr) Avita C.S.S.T
Prof. Thangam Mathew (Late)
Prof. Sophiamma Paul
Prof. Achamma T.
Prof. Sheela K. R
Prof. Marykutty N. C
Dr. (Sr.) Merlee Treesa M. V. C.S.S.T
Rev. Sr. Tessa C.S.S.T
Dr. C.P. Tara
Retired non - Teaching Staff
Smt. Josephine M.G
Sri. Antony C. J
Smt. Rosamma Joseph
Sri. Francis K.P
Ms. Elsamma. K.O
Mr. Francis. K.P
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