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Department of Botany

The Department of Botany was established in 2016, offering high quality PG and Research programmes so as to produce world class botanists who can address the challenges and needs of the country and the world at large. It aims to become a leading centre of education and research in botany, guided by sound scientific and ethical principles. The department intends at promoting an integral understanding for utilization of plants and to explore underlying mechanisms for promoting eco-friendly environment.

Particular emphasis is laid on focusing the application of current advances in systematic botany, plant conservation and plant production, plant physiology, plant tissue and cell culture, applied botany, phyto-medicines, plant pathology, genomics, DNA recombinant technology, sequencing methods, gene transformation, genetic engineering, GMOs and climate change impact assessment on different environment. The Department strives at its best to boost the diverse applications of plants and their products and to tackle emerging issues of the rapidly growing population.

Vision

Prepare students and researchers to recognize, investigate, engage within, resolve and manage the myriad of agricultural problems attending the environment.

  • To establish/develop resource base providing impact training to students and researchers.
  • To offer high quality consultancy services and training programmes to the needy industries, agricultural sectors and collaborators.
  • To create knowledge base towards excellence for the development of botanical products all over India.
Mission

Aspires to be a reference centre for the alignment of National and International recognition by its academic excellence for the quality of its educational, research and service activities in agriculture and industry.

Contact :

Dr. A. Arumugam,
Associate Professor & Head i/c,
Room No: 701, 7th floor Science Block,
Department of Botany,
Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630004,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Cell No : 9445162911
Telephone :91-04565- 228091
E-mail : ayyakannuarumugam@gmail.com, sixmuga@yahoo.com

Faculty
S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr.A.Arumugam Associate Professor and Head i/c
2 Dr. N. Anusuya Assistant Professor
Programmes Offered
  • M. Sc. Botany ( Regular)
  • M. Phil. Botany (Regular)
  • M. Phil. Botany (SSP)
  • Ph. D (Full time & Part time)
M. Sc. Botany (Regular)

A candidate who has passed the B.Sc., degree examination in Botany/ Plant Science/ and Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology of the University or an examination of any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto shall be eligible to appear and qualify for the M.Sc. Degree in Botany of this University after a course of study of two academic years.

M. Phil. Botany (SSP)

The Candidate should have completed 10+2+3+2 year’s pattern or 11+1+3+2 year’s pattern of study. The Candidate should have secured not less than 55% of marks at his/her Master’s Degree in Botany/ Plant Science/ Plant biology and Plant Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Bioinformatics and any other disciplines in plant sciences (Life Science) from a recognized University. SC/ST/PWD candidates shall be given 5% relaxation in the minimum eligibility marks.

The Candidate shall be a Teacher / Researcher working in this University / Affiliated Colleges of this University (or) any other University (or) any other recognized School / Institution / Office with at least two years of continuous experience in teaching / research level at present.

M. Phil. Botany (Regular)

Candidates for admission to Master of Philosophy in Botany (M. Phil.) should have Master of Science in Botany/ Plant Science/ Plant biology and Plant Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Bioinformatics and any other disciplines in plant sciences (Life Science) from a recognized University and must have obtained 55% marks at graduation level.

Syllabus
Fee Structure
Program Tuition Fee include. Rs. Computer  Lab Fee
Rs.
Spl. Fee
Rs.
Other Fee
Rs.
Special Lecture & Ind. Visit Rs. I year Total Fee   Rs. II year Total Fee     Rs.
M.Sc (Botany) 1000 500 2000 1000 - 4500 3500
M. Phil (Botany) 5000 2000 2000 1000 - 10000 -
Ph. D (Botany) 3000 (regn.) 1500 6000 (Ann. Res.) 4000 (course & Compre.) - 14500 14500
Instruments Facility
  • Shimadzu- UV-Visible Spectroscopy -1800
  • Olympus CX21i LED - Biological Microscope
  • Bio-Safety cabinet
  • Remi Cooling Centrifuge C-24 Plus
  • Laminar Air Flow Chamber
  • Microtome - WESWOX- OPTIK-ARMT - 1090a
  • -20°C deep freezer (Celfrost)
  • Remi-Magnetic Stirrer with Hot Plate 10 MLH
  • Specimen Rack
  • Plant Tissue Culture Rack
  • Samsung Fridge - RT28K 3022 SE/HL
  • Shimadzu Weighing Balance - ATX224
  • Remi- Micro Centrifuge - RM-12C
  • EUTECH - PH - Tutor (PH -Meter)
  • Olympus MLX - B Plus
  • IFB - Microwave Oven - 208C4
  • ANM Ultra Sonicator -USC - 100
  • Hot Air Oven
  • DNA - Gel - Electrophoresis Unit
  • Smart Lab
  • Micro Centrifuge
  • Autoclave
  • Soxhlet Apparatus
  • ANM Ultrasonic Cleaner with Hot Plate -USC - 100
  • LCD - Digital Enhanced Overhead Stirrer
  • Bench Top Orbital Shaker
Research
Foraging shift of honeybees in urban ecosystems due to anthropogenic cues

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man"

Albert Einstein

Bees are the generalist pollinators for about 25,000 – 30,000 flowering species worldwide. They are highly responsible for agricultural productivity by pollinating more than 70% of important crops and ecosystem’s sustainability. In general, bees visit flowers to collect nectar & pollen and through this process the plants achieve pollination. In the recent past, we have witnessed foraging shift in bee population, which visited non-flower agents viz. disposed paper cups, sugarcane juice vendors and soft drink bars. This shift resulted in the increased mortality of bee population during foraging activity and caused changes to their pollination network. This could bring havoc in crop production and questioning the agricultural sustenance in near future. This study can bring policy recommendations and scientific ideology for maintaining sustained bee populations in the urban ecosystems. Our present work will give a clear understanding in mitigation of colony collapse disorder through anthropogenic activities and controlling the behavioral shift of bees which can help in maintaining the ecosystem sustainability and agricultural productivity.

Name of the Principal Investigator Name of the Mentor Funding Agency Amount (Rs. in Lakhs)
Dr. S. SARAVANAN Dr. M. JOTHI BASU
Assistant Professor in Botany (DDE)
DST- SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board) 33,49,500/-
Alumni
Association
Department level clubs/ cell/ Programme
S.No Name of the Clubs Coordinator Deputy Coordinator
1 Botany Club Dr. A.Arumugam
Associate Professor & Head i/c
Dr. N.Anusuya
Assistant Professor
2 Woman’s Club Dr. N.Anusuya
Assistant Professor
Dr. MS. Manjula
Teaching Assistant
3 Student Seminar Club Dr. K. Gopinath
Teaching Assistant
B. Anitha  – I M.Sc
S.Shenpagam – I M.Sc
4 Cultural Club Dr. M. Jothi Basu
Assistant Professor
Dr. K. Gopinath
Teaching Assistant
5 Village Placement Programme(VVP) Dr. A.Arumugam
Associate Professor & Head i/c
Dr. N.Anusuya
Assistant Professor
6 Student magazine committee(ALU DMB) Editor in Chief - 
Dr. A.Arumugam
 
Managing Editor - 
Dr. M. Jothi Basu
Associate Editor - 
Dr. N.Anusuya
Dr. MS. Manjula
Dr. K. Gopinath
Technical and Editor Assistance :
I – M.Sc
G. Kayathri
N. Kaleeswari
P. Muthu Kumar
T. Sridevi
S. Archana
B. Anitha
P. Ramya
7 Research Convener
Dr. A. Arumugam
Members
Dr. M. Jothi Basu
Dr. N.Anusuya
 
8 Purchase Committee Convener
Dr. A. Arumugam
Members
Dr. M. Jothi Basu
Dr. N.Anusuya
 
9 IQAC Convener
Dr. A.Arumugam
Coordinator -           
Dr. N.Anusuya
Assistant Professor
 
10 Student affairs & Counseling Dr. A.Arumugam - Convener  
Placement
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