The Department of Botany was started in the year 1962 along with other science departments of the college.
• 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.
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 Offered
INTER DISCIPLINARY ELECTIVE (IDE)Indian Indigenous Medicine
• 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
S.No. Name Qualification Designation Experience 1 C.V.L.Karuna M.Sc Senior Lecturer(HOD) 32y 2 Dr.J.Asha Kumari M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Senior Lecturer 38y 3 T.Salomi M.Sc Lecturer 2y 4 N.Akhila M.Sc Lecturer 1y 5 G.V.Varalakshmi M.Sc Lecturer 1y 6 M.Harshavardhini M.Sc Lecturer 1y
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.
Departmental Activities 2015-16
Organized a Student activity on the eve of Ganesh Chathurdhi on 28.8.2014- Identification of Plants, Collection of Leaves and Distribution of these leaves to college Students and faculty (For Ekavinshathi Pooja).
Plantation Programme on 04.9.14 in the college campus. Dr.Sr.Rekha, Faculty members of Botany and IIIB.Sc(CBZ&BIOTECH) Students Participated.
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.