Department of Botany

Department of Botany

The department of Botany was established in 1965 with two batches of pre-degree II group students and in 1981 two more batches were added. The department was upgraded to an undergraduate department with B.Sc Botany (Vocational) model-II in1998. M.Sc Botany was started in the unaided stream in the year 2013 and in the next year this program was recognized under the aided stream.

Horticulture and Floriculture are the two fast developing sectors in Indian agriculture and commerce. To cater to the need of the community, the college opted for vocational courses in Botany with Horticulture and Nursery Management as the vocational subject. The degree programme is unique in the university with combinations of subjects – Botany, Horticulture and Zoology.

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Programme Seat Complementary Course Open Course Choice Based Course Syllabus
B.Sc. Botany (Model II Voc.) 24 Horticulture & Nursery Management (Voc) Zoology (Complementary) Agribased Micro enterprises Agri Business View / Download
Programme Seat Elective Course Syllabus
M.Sc. Botany 12 1.Plant Tissue culture & Microbial Biotechnology.
2. Genetic engineering, genome editing and immunology
3. Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomies and Bioinformatics
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Prof.Michael Thomas (HoD)
Assistant Professor
M. Sc, B.Ed
+919495365554

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Dr.Sallykuty Thomas
Assistant Professor
M.Sc, B.Ed, PhD
+919747550096

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Dr.R.B.Smitha
Assistant Professor
MSc, BEd, MPhil, PhD
rbsmitha@gmail.com

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Dr.Prasanthkumar S
Assistant Professor
M. Sc., NET, Ph. D
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Dr. Jyothi Abraham
Assistant Professor
MSc, Ph. D
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Dr. Arun Raj R.D.
Assistant Professor
M.Sc., Ph.D.
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Ms. Anita Joy
Assistant Professor
M.Sc. Botany
+919207882463

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Ann Vimala Roy
Guest Lecturer
M.Sc. Zoology, CSIR-UGC NET
+919526473397

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  • Add on/Certificate Courses
  • Research Laboratory
  • Pteridophyte Garden
  • Botanical Garden
  • Herbarium
  • Life Science Museum
  • Medicinal Garden

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Authors Year of Publication Title of the Paper Journal / Volume Pages ISBN
Sallykutty Thomas 2016 Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical constituents of leaves of Jatropha multifida Linn and Jatropha podagrica Hook. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 5 243-246. 2278-4136
Sallykutty Thomas 2016 Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Malayaraya Tribes of Moozhikkal, Idukki District. Dominican Discern. A Refereed Journal for interdisciplinary Studies 1 6-13 2454-5708
Sallykutty Thomas and Chippy V.B 2017 Micromorphological and Phytochemical Studies on the Leaves of Simarouba glauca DC Dominican Discern. A Refereed Journal for interdisciplinary Studies 2. 6-12 2454-5708
Sallykutty Thomas 2018 Effect of Growth regulators on callus and multiple shoot formation of Datura metel L International Journal of Applied Research. 4 216-219 2394-5869
Sallykutty Thomas and Sanithamol P Sabu 2019 Antibacterial and Phytochemical studies on the leaves of Adenocalymma Alliaceum MIERS International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 10 2819-2822 0975-8232
Nooruddeen Jabbar and Sallykutty Thomas 2020 A Study on Root Colonization of Medicinal Plants with Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Research and Reviews Journal of Botany. 9 1-7 2278-2222
Nooruddeen Jabbar and Sallykutty Thomas 2020 A Study on Root Colonization of Medicinal Plants with Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Research and Reviews Journal of Botany. 9 1-7 2278-2222
MA Sunil, Vasudevan Sunitha, Prasanthkumar Santhakumaran, Mohind C. Mohan, Midhun Sebastian Jose, Radhakrishnan E.K, Mathew Jyothis 2021 Protective Effect of (+)-Catechin Against Lipopolysaccharide Induced Inflammatory Response in RAW 264.7 Cells through Downregulation of NF-κB and p38 MAPK Inflammopharmacology, 29 1139–1155 0925-4692
Prasanthkumar Santhakumaran, Ayyapan, S.A, Ray, J.G 2020 Nutraceutical applications of twenty-five species of rapid-growing green-microalgae as indicated by their antibacterial, antioxidant and mineral content Algal Research, 47 101878 2211-9264
Ray, J.G., Prasanthkumar Santhakumaran, Kookal, S.K 2020 Phytoplankton communities of eutrophic freshwater bodies (Kerala, India) in relation to the physicochemical water quality parameters Environment, Development and Sustainability, 23 259–290 1387-585X
Prasanthkumar Santhakumaran, Kookal, S.K., Mathew, Linu, Ray, J.G 2020 Experimental evaluation of the culture parameters for optimum yield of lipids and other nutraceutically valuable compounds in Chloroidium saccharophilum (Kruger) comb. Renewable Energy 147 1082-1097 0960-1481
Prasanthkumar Santhakumaran, Kookal, S.K., Mathew, Linu, Ray, J.G 2019 Bioprospecting of Three Rapid-Growing Freshwater Green Algae, Promising Biomass for Biodiesel Production BioEnergy Research 12 680-693 1939-1234
Prasanthkumar Santhakumaran, Kookal, S.K., Mathew, Linu, Ray, J.G 2019 Biomass yield and biochemical profile of fourteen species of fast-growing green algae from eutrophic bloomed freshwaters of Kerala, South India. Biomass and Bioenergy, 119 155–165 0961-9534
Santhoshkumar, K., Prasanthkumar Santhakumaran and Ray, J.G 2019 Biomass yield, oil productivity and fatty acid profile of Chlorella lobophora cultivated in diverse eutrophic wastewaters. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 11 338-344 1878-8181
Santhoshkumar, K., Prasanthkumar Santhakumaran and Ray, J.G 2016 Experimental assessment of productivity, oil-yield and oil-profile of eight different common freshwater-blooming green algae of Kerala Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 8 270-277 1878-8181
Anita Joy, Mariat George, Noel Sebastian 2021 An investigation on dandruff and development of a herbal antidandruff agent International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 6 481-484 2455-541X
Anita Joy, Mariat George 2021 In vitro study of biological activity in essential oil of Curcuma amada Roxb International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 6 10-14 2455-541X
Anita Joy, Anjali Jayan, Shilpa Babu 2021 Medicinal plant latex A comparative study of the phytochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7 533-541 2455-541X
Raj RDA 2019 Climbing species infestations on the roadside flora of Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India: An inventory Int. J. Pharm. & Biol. Sci. 9 (3) 1290-1297 2321-3272
Raj RDA 2019 Nutritional potential of Salacia fruticosa Wall. ex M.A. Lawson: An unexplored wild edible fruit plant. The Pharma Innovation Journal 8(2) 688-692 ISSN: 2349-8242
Raj RDA 2018 Nutritional composition of fruits of Alangium salviifolium, ssp Sundanum (Miq.) Bloemp.: An underutilized edible fruit plant J Pharmacogn Phytochem. 7(2) 3145-3148 2349-8234
Raj RDA, Raja RDA, Appavoo MR 2018 Nutritional Evaluation of Rubus glomeratus Blume - A Wild Edible Fruit Consumed by Kani Population in Agasthyamala Arun Raj R. D. 3 Biosphere Reserve Trends in Biosciences 11(7) 1622-1627 0974-8431
Raj RDA, Appavoo MR 2014 Ethnobotanical documentation of wild edible fruits used by Kani tribal community of Kilamalai Forest in Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve J Basic and Applied Biol., 7(1) 250 – 254 0973 – 8207
Raj RDA, Appavoo MR 2012 Total monomeric anthocyanin composition of some underexploited fruits used by Kani tribal community of Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve J. plant dev. sci. 4(4) 541-544 0974 – 6382
Jayakumar K, Raj RDA, Raj C, Madhuri TG 2011 An insight into the nutritional aspects of the underexploited leafy vegetable, Aniseia martinicensis (Jacq.) Choisy J Basic and Applied Biol. 5(4) 209-213 0973 – 8207
Jayakumar K, Raj RDA, Raj C, Madhuri TG, Jeeva S 2011 Screening Ethanolic extracts of Riccia billardieri for Antibacterial activity J Basic and Applied Biol. 5(3) 237-240 0973 – 8207
Jayakumar K, Raj RDA, Raj C, Madhuri TG 2011 Antibacterial potency of the extract of a medicinal hydrophyte, Vallisneria spiralis L. J Basic and Applied Biol. 5(4) 206- 208 0973 – 8207
Raja RDA, Raj RDA, Remanibai R, Prakash JWhives 8(1): 203-205; ISSN: 0972 – 5210 2008 The analytical estimation of ascorbic acid in some fruits and vegetables in different cooking methods Plant Archives 8(1) 203-205 0972 – 5210
Raj R.D.A., Appavoo MR, Raja RDA 2020 Diversity and utilization of wild edible fruits in Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve. In: Oommen V. Oommen, Laladhas K.P. and Erach Bharucha (ed.) Biodiversity and Livelihood: Lessons from Community Research in India Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. Singapore 978-981- 14-8307-3.
Authors Year of Publication Title of Book / Chapter Publisher ISBN
Sallykutty Thomas and M. Daniel 2021 Herbal Technology: Recent Trends and Progress 14 and 19 Scientific Publishers (India). Jodhpur 81-7233-479-6