About the department


The department of Botany was started as an undergraduate department in the year 1971-72 with a sanctioned strength of 30+30. It bloomed into a postgraduate department in 2012 with a sanctioned strength of 20. Both UG and PG laboratories are well equipped with state of art technology appropriate for practical sessions. To constantly encourage students in refining their knowledge, the department organizes various seminars and workshops, taking the frontiers of education beyond books and also through its Associations and covalent club activities. The department also aims to widen the students’ knowledge on career prospects awaiting them. Many of the alumni from the department are place in research labs. The Government of Tamil Nadu has sanctioned Ph.D. programme in Botany and process for affiliation and obtaining guide ship is in vogue.

Staff Profile

1Dr. Subha T.SM.Sc. Ph.D.,Associate. Professor & HOD153
2Mrs.Jayanthi NM.Sc.,M.Phil., B.Ed.,Assistant Professor73
3Dr.Sharmila SM.Sc., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor63
4Dr.Rajalakshmi GM.Sc.,M.Phil., B.Ed.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor53
5Dr. Radha AMSc.,MPhil., B.Ed., Ph.D., PDFAssistant Professor53
6Dr. Kavitha RM.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor53
7Dr.R.Anitha M.Sc.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
8Dr. S.BhuvaneswariM.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
9Dr. BanuM.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor

Labs / Infrastructure/ Department Library

Details of equipment and computers available
S.NName of the EquipmentQuantity
1Lark Fermentor -3 L1
2Light phase contrast microscope1
3Cooling Centrifuge1
4Deep Freezer1
5Laminar Air Flow Chamber1
8Magnetic Stirrer1
9Over Head Stirrer1
10Spectrophotometer ( only visible range)1
11Digital pH meter ( Pen type)1
12Digital Balance2
13Gel Electrophoresis1
14Agarose Gel Electrophoresis1
17Water Bath with cooling circulator1
18Soxhlet apparatus1
19Water distillation unit1
21Digital colorimeter1
22Digital ultrasonic bath1
23Variable pipettes5
24Orbital shaker1
25Digital centrifuge1
26Microscopes (Compound)93
27Microscopes (Simple)91
29Microwave Oven1
31Variable micro pipette (1 ml to 5 ml)1
32Non-electric light source (Rechargeable)2
33Hot plate 12 ’’ dia with energy regulator1
34Mini centrifuge 4x15 ml tubes1
35Monocular Microscope with illumination1
36Digital D.O. Meter1
37Projection microscope1
38Vacuum Pump1
39Rotary Microtome1

Number of books in the library as on August 2014 : 1664
Number of Journals : 2

Department result

  No. appearedNo. PassedPass %No.of first classNo. of first class with distinction
No. appearedNo. PassedPass %No.of first classNo. of first class with distinction

Student Achievement

S.No.Name of the studentCollege NameEventPrize(I/II/III)
1V. Aruna R. M. BhavaniEthiraj collegeDumbcharatesI
S.No.Name of the studentCollege NameEventPrize
1. C. Kalpana M. Aswini
S. Ponni D. Reena
Queen Mary’s CollegeFresh Flower ArrangementIII
2. A. Suganya P. ShaliniD.G.Vaishnav CollegeRangoliII
3. P. Kanimathi S. Ashwini D. DivyaLoyola CollegeDumbcharatesI
4. P. Kanimathi D.Divya
V. Aruna R. Devi

Student’s Extra-curricular Activities

S. NoDateCollegestudent’s nameEventPrize
105.02.13Inter-departmental competition
-Rangoli – Scene of Chennai before 1947II Prize
227.09.13Queen Mary’s College – “Gloriosa centura”C. Kalpana, I M.Sc.,
M. Aswini, I M.Sc.,
Fresh flower arrangementIII Prize
327.09.13Queen Mary’s College – “Gloriosa centura”S. Ponni III B.Sc., T.M
D. Reena III B.Sc., T.M
Miss GloriosaIII Prize
409.10.13D.G.Vaishnav CollegeA. Suganya III B.Sc., T.M
P. Shalini III B.Sc., T.M
Micromatsuri-2013 Rangoli competitionII Prize
514.12.13Loyola College – Genotsav 13P. Kanimathi III B.Sc., E.M
S. Ashwini III B.Sc., T.M
D. Divya III B.Sc., E.M
Dumb CharadesI Prize
614.12.13Loyola College – Genotsav 13P. Kanimathi III B.Sc., E.M
D. Divya III B.Sc., E.M
V. Aruna III B.Sc., T.M
Ad ZapIII Prize
729.01.14Ethiraj College for Women – Lantana 2014V. Aruna III B.Sc., T.M
R. M. Bhavani III B.Sc., T.M
-I Prize
816.12.13Inter-departmental competition-Galaxy (Physics Dept.)III Prize
S. No.DateCollegeEventstudent’s namePrize
115.12.12Loyola CollegeDebateR. Devi II B.Sc., T.M III Prize
215.12.12Loyola CollegeAd ZapM. Vanisree III B.Sc., E.M>
V. Aruna II B.Sc., T.M
R. Devi II B.Sc., T.M
P. Kanimathi II B.Sc., E.M
II Prize
315.12.12Loyola CollegeQuizM. Meenakshi III B.Sc., T.M
M. Vanishree III B.Sc., E.M
III Prize
415.12.12Loyola CollegeBio-cartooningJ. Aruna III B.Sc. E.M
M. Rohini III B.Sc. T.M
III Prize

Seminar / Workshop / Conferences Organized

S.No.DateTitleResource Person
111/2/2014Go Green - UGC sponsored one day seminarMS.Shobha
Mr. Indirakumar
212/8/2013Workshop on techniques of molecular biology and nanotechnologyDr.P.T.Kalaiselvan

Research contribution

Faculty Publications
S.No.NameTitleJournalVolume No./ Issue/Page No
1Mohanapriya Venkataraman, Rajesh Mishra, V. Subramaniam, A. Gnanamani, and T. S. Subha, (2014). 2014, Application of Silver Nanoparticles to Industrial Sewing Threads: Effects on Physico-functional Properties & Seam Efficiency.Fibers and PolymersVol.15, No.3, 510-518
2Thennarasan S, Murugesan S, T. S. Subha,(2014) HPTLC finger printing profile of brown alga Lobophora variegate,(J.V. Lamouroux). Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research,6(1):674-677
3Pandurangan Harikrishnan, Thillai Saku Subha, Varadharajan Kavitha, Arumugam Gnanamani (2013). Microbial Adhesion on Orthodontic Ligating Materials: An in Vitro Assessment.Advances
in Microbiology,
3: 108-114
4Bhuvaneswari S., Murugesan S., Subha, T. S., Dhamotharan R.and Shettu N.(2013).In vitro antioxidant activity of marine red algae Chondrococcus hornemanni and Spyridia fusiformis.Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research,2013, 5(3):82-85
5T.S.Subha, Gnanamani A, Biswas AK, Sekaran G(2012). Candida biofilms: development, architecture and perfusion of antifungal
American J of Bio-pharm Biochem and Life Sci ,Vol. 1
(Suppl 1): A49..
6R.Kavitha, C.V.Chitti Babu, T.S.Subha (2012)In vitro studies on antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of indigenous medicinal plants Diplocyclos palmatus, Ctenolopis garcinii, and Kedrostis rostrata.American J of Bio-pharm BIochem and Life Sci1(1):A58
7S.Ravikumar, S.Murugesan, R.Dhamodharan, R.Pandian, T.S.Subha (2012) 2(1): 29-36.(1 citation).Bioremediation of Pharmaceutical Effluent by Employing Algae. Bioremediation of Pharmaceutical Effluent by Employing Algae. 2(1): 29-36
8S.Ravikumar, S.Murugesan, R.Dhamodharan, R.Pandian, T.S.Subha (2012).Phycoremediation efficiency of steel Effluent waste water by Oscillatoria sp.Global Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences,2(1): 47-54
9Manisha Juneja, Uma Vanam, Sripriya P,  Asha Bharathan, Venugopal S. Keerthi, Justus K. Reena, Rama Rajaram, Kallikat N. Rajasekharan, Devarajan Karunagaran.4-Amino-2-arylamino-5-indoloyl/cinnamoythiazoles, analogs of topsentin-class of marine alkaloids, induce apoptosis in HeLa cells.European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2013
63: 474-483
10D.Subashini, J. Ejilane, A. Radha, M.A. Jayasri and K. SuthindhiranEthanol Production from Sago Waste using Saccharomyces cerevisieae Vits-M1Current Research Journal of Bilogical Sciences2011
11M. Priya Dharishini, A.Radha, K. Balasubramanian, S.Dinesh and M. NarasimmanIn-vitro Micro propagation and comparative free radical scavenging activity of wild plant and callus extract of Leucas aspera Journal of Academia and Industrial Research2014