Periyar University, Salem

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Department of Botany

Department of Botany

The Department of Botany was established in the year 2011. The department is being blooming in to making wisdom. Our mission is to discover, maintain, and transmit knowledge concerning basic plant biology and provide leadership in the biological sciences. The department is successfully running postgraduate programme in Botany from the Academic year 2011-2012 and M.Phil. (Regular) and Ph.D. programmes in (Regular & Part Time).

Courses Offered :

=> M.Sc. Botany
=> M.Phil. Botany
=> Ph.D. Botany

Research Programmes :

The department of Botany is attempting to contribute solutions to the problems through its broad based and innovative research through M.Phil. and Ph.D. research programmes are started with various disciplines of Plant Science.

Activities :

Research activities span the entire range of the plant sciences, including plant systematic, genetics and breeding physiology, ecology molecular biology etc. The department of Botany is engaging innovative teaching with modern technology such as power point presentation, animation videos with updated online information to the students. Along with these, post graduate students are engaged to attend the national seminars, interdepartmental special lectures by emeritus/eminent national and international scholars and also encouraged to pursue the National Eligibility Test (UGC and CSIR), Civil Service Examinations.

Facility :

=> Compound and dissection microscopes
=> Microtome, high speed centrifuge
=> Electronic balance, ph meter, cyclomixer.
=> Distillation counter, tlc, column chromatography.
=> Incubator, electrophoresis (page), air flow chamber.
=> Uv-trans illuminator, autoclave.
=> Deep freezer (-20), pcr, gel documentation.
=> Uv- visible spectrophotometer.
=> Hot air oven, etc.

Department of Botany
Periyar University
Periyar Palkalai Nagar
Salem – 636011
Tamil Nadu

Contact No : 0427-2345766 (Ext.No: 279 , 280)


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