Established in 1959, the Department of Botany offers an undergraduate programme in Botany with Zoology and Chemistry as complementary papers. In 2001, the Department of Biotechnology was clubbed with Botany and later in 2011, it was established as a separate department . The Department of Botany has four Assistant Professors all of whom are PhD holders. The Department is also supported by a lab assistant and a herbarium keeper.
A plant conservatory with a wide variety of plant collections and a medicinal garden with medicinal plants is an asset to the Department. The Department has a rich herbarium collection from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The Department has an ICT - enabled laboratory ,a multimedia room and a seminar hall.
The Department strives to accomplish excellence in basic and applied aspects of plant sciences.
Ms C Suju Skaria is the current head of the Department.
Ms. C. Suju Skaria MSc, MPhil, BEd
Dr. Victoria P.K. MSc, PhD
Dr. Bindu Alex MSc, BEd, PhD
Dr. Rejitha L.R.
Ms. Elizabeth Abraham MSc, MPhil, BEd
Ms. Thressiamma Mathew M. Sc, M.Phil
Prof. P. K. Geoffrey Das
Prof. V. V. Joseph
Rev. Fr. Jose Mathew
Prof. J. Sreenivas
Prof. A. C. Mathai
Prof. C. Antony
Prof. I. M. Scaria
Prof. K. P. Raveendran
Prof. V.V. Joseph
Prof. Chacko Mathew
Prof. Joseph Mathew
Prof. K. J. Thomas
Prof. Mrs. Mercy John
Prof. Mathew Koshy
Prof. K. C. Babu
Prof. Mrs. Remani Abraham
Mrs.Mary Remani Babu
Dr. K.T. Cherian Panicker, M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D
The Department has 1 UGC Minor Research Project. The Department has received grants of Rs 33 Lakhs for DBT Star College Scheme along with the departments of Biotechnology and Zoology.
Students of the Department accompanied by the Faculty regularly go for plant collection visits to Wayanad, Ooty and Munnar. Study tours are organised to TBGRI, Palode.
Students of the Botany interdisciplinary Open Course-Horticulture are taken to visit Athmalayam, Parasala.