Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar

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Department of Botany

Department of Botany

The Department of Botany is one of the most oldest departments in the University. Eminent Scientists like Dr. A. Gnanam, Dr. K.M. Marimuthu, Dr. G. Kulandaivelu and Dr. M. Vivekanandan are the Alumni of the Botany Department. Department has been sponsored with UGC-SAP (Rs. 69 lakhs) and DST-FIST (Rs. 74.50 lakhs). The department is offering Botany and Herbal Science at M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D levels. Response of plants to music was researched by a former Professor T.C.N. Singh who headed the Department during 1950s. Till date, 36 students have been awarded Ph.D. degree and 65 students are doing their Ph.D programmes in various frontier areas of plant science. Faculty members have published more than 350 research articles in various international journals of repute.

Courses Offered :

=> M.Sc. Botany (CBCS)
=> M.Sc. Herbal Science (Five Year Integrated)
=> M.Sc. Botany (Five Year Integrated)
=> M.Phil. in Herbal Science
=> M.Phil. in Botany
=> M.Phil. in Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology
=> Ph.D. in Herbal Science
=> Ph.D. in Botany
=> Ph.D. in Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology

M.Phil and Ph.D Research Programme :

=> Triazole induced growth and metabolism in plants
=> Physiology of salt tolerance in Mangroves
=> Stress Physiology in crop plants
=> Bioactive peptides from medicinal plants
=> Cytotaxonomy and Biosystematics
=> Ecophysiological studies on effluent toxicity
=> Molecular Profiling of Mangroves

Features of the Department:

=> UGC-SAP & DST-FIST sponsored Department
=> Fellowships like BSR Fellowships, DST-INSPIRE Fellowship, RGNF etc.,
=> Well furnished infrastructure
=> Good student Faculty ratio
=> Well equipped laboratories
=> Well equipped Library with e-searching facility
=> All faculty with Ph.Ds
=> Sixteen ongoing projects for the approximate amount of Rs. 80 Lakhs from various Agencies
=> Remedial classes for weaker students
=> Advanced research instrumentation facility.

Future plans of the Department:

=> Transgenic Plant Breeding for Stress Tolerance
=> Molecular Profiling of Medicinal Plants
=> Salt stress Physiology
=> Bio-reclamation of Coastal saline soils
=> Bioactive compounds from plant origin
=> Mutation Breeding


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