DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY


Department News

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The Department of Botany  was started in the year 1962  along with other science departments of the college.

Goal

To train the students in the direction of academic excellence & help them to grow into matured and responsible persons in the society by inculcating ethical values.

Objectives

    Motivate  students towards skill based courses using their potentiality to their best and to develop recently realized skills through projects.

    To create environmental awareness to make them eco-friendly.

    To guide and encourage students to get good placements.

Courses Offered

B.Sc: English Medium

Botany, Zoology, Chemistry

Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry

Medicinal Botany /Applied Microbiology

Biotechnology/ Horticulture As Electives for III B.Sc Students

Certificate Courses OfferedMushroom cultivation

 

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Horticulture


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Herbal Medicine


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INTER DISCIPLINARY ELECTIVE (IDE)
Indian Indigenous Medicine
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Consultancy Services-MOU

Consultant in the field of  Ecology & Biodiversity for Pioneer Enviro Laboratories &   Consultants Pvt Ltd,  Amrutha Estates Somajiguda, Hyderabad- 500082.

Prakash Bio-Organic Farm.

Consultant –Mushroom unit

International journal-Paper publications by Students

The project (2011-12 batch) III B.Sc (CBZ) students Sr. Manju Mathew & Sr. Rosina Thomas under the guidance of Dr. J. AshaKumari was published in the International Journal of Zoology, entitled Humanbird conflicts and  management issues- A case study of birds at  Uppalapadu lake, A.P, India Hindawi publishing Coporation,NewYork.

The project work of III B.Sc (CBZ) Students B. Venkata Lakshmi, B.Veronica, S. ArokyaSalini , A.Selva Rani 2012-2013 Batch under  the guidance of  Dr. J. AshaKumari was  published in the International Journal of  Environ Research, 24(4),281-290(2014)with the title’ Understanding the Changing Lake Dynamics and its Sustainable Management Practices’- A Case Study from Brahmayyalingamcheruvu , Agiripalli, Krishna District, A.P

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Faculty

S.NO

NAME OF THE FACULTY

QUALIFICATION

DESIGNATION

EXPERIENCE

1 C.V.L.Karuna M.Sc Senior Lecturer(HOD) 32 years
2 Dr.J.Asha Kumari M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Senior Lecturer 38 years
3 T.Salomi M.Sc Lecturer 02 years
4 N.Akhila M.SC, Lecturer
5 G.V.Varalakshmi M.Sc Lecturer
6 M.Harshavardhini M.SC Lecturer
 

Association Activities

Organised a students seminar in collabaration with the department of Biotechnology in commemoration of SIR Gregor Johann Mendel(1822-1884)-Father of  Genetics on the topic “Mendelian  Revolution” on 22-7-2014.

Essay writing and Elocution competition were conducted.

13 students presented papers on Biographay of Mendel, DNATechnology, Transgenic Plants and Animals, Stem Cells, Cloning etc.

                            


  • 15.7.15-Plantation programme

 

  • 22.7.15-Student Seminar-on relevance of Mendelein genetics

 

  

  • 13.8.15-Biology exhibition-For school children of Vijayawada.

21-8-15 Department organized an invited lecture on Gene Mapping by Dr.Naveena Lavanyalatha(Asst.Prof),Krishna University,Machilipatnam.


  • 16.9.15-Student activity-Identification, collection of plants on the Eve of Ganesh chaturdi

9.11.15-conducted Floriculture competition for our college students.

 

 30.11.15-Biological tour-Department of Botany&Zoology conducted biological tour to IIOPR(INDIAN INSTITUTE OF OIL PALM RESEARCH) Pedavegi(W.G.D.T). Medicinal plant collection at Buddhavaram.

 1.2.16-Invited lecture on Biodiversity Conservation by Dr.P.Ramachandra Prasad IIIT ,Gachibowli,Hyd.


2.2.16&3.2.16-Workshop:
Department of Botany in collaboration with (IIIT)International Institute of Information technology Hyderabad.Conducted awareness programme on application of Geospatial technology for academia from Botany, Zoology and Environmentalstudies by Dr.P.Ramachandraprasad IIIT,HYD.