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Activities 2010 - 2015

 Departmental Activities 2013-14
  • Election for botany association secretary was held on 29-7-2013 and Ms. M. Rajeswari was elected based on the number of votes she secured.
  • Board of studies was convened for UG Botany on 3.07.2013 to discuss the syllabus for V and VI semesters for 2012 entrants.
  • Board of studies was convened for UG Botany on 3.07.2013 to discuss the syllabus for V and VI semesters for 2012 entrants
  • Activities of Botany association ‘Gloriosa’ was inaugurated on 29.8.2013. Mr. A. Muthumalai, Horticultural Officer, Courtallam delivered the inaugural address and Mr. S. Tamizhvendham, Assistant director of Horticulture gave a special lecture on ‘oppurtunities to explore’ highlighting the importance of plants and application of various tools and techniques in Botany. A training programme on flower arrangement and horticultural techniques was organized on the same day. Mr. M. Ilanchelian from ‘Yal Institute of carving’ gave training on vegetable carving and flower arrangement. Various horticultural techniques –cutting and grafting was demonstrated by Mr. Sankar from Orchard (Five falls). Around 130 students from various other colleges also participated in the training programme.
  • Our students participated in the intercollegiate competitions ‘BioBeatz 2013’ organized by the department of Botany ANJA College Sivakasi on 3.9.2013. Ms. Ponmari of III B.Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology secured II Prize in ‘Arty cartoon’ competition
  • Our UG and PG students participated in ‘Biowitz competitions organized by the department of Botany, St. Xavier’s college Palayamkottai. Ms. Annai Jenifer and Ms. Ponmari won II prize in Poster presentation and Ms. M. Selvi and Ponmari won III Prize in art from waste.
  • 21.12.2013 - Dr. K. Ravikumar, Deputy Director, Institute of Ayurveda and Integrated Medicine gave a lecture to UG and PG students of Botany and explained how the flora around us can be easily identified
  • State level seminar on ‘Climate change and impact on bioresources’ was jointly organized by our dept. and Diary Science department on 23.12.2014. Dr. G. Kumaresan
    Technical Session I:Environmental aesthetics
    Resource Person: Dr. T. Thirunala sundari
    Technical Session II: Impact of climate change on productivity of animals
    Resource Person:
    Technical session III: Bioresources in Antartica
    Resource Person: Dr. M. Palanisamy
    Technical session IV: Energy and Environment
    Resource Person: Dr. P. Thilakan
       
About 200 students from our college and other colleges participated in the seminar.
  • Intercollegiate competions’Gloriosa 2014’ was organised on 25.02.2014. 30 students from various colleges participated and won prizes in vegetable carving, flower arrangement, photography, paper presentation (Topic: Green energy) and quiz.
  • Guest lecture was organized on 11.3.2014 and Mr. Gomathinayagam delivered a lecture on the importance of organic farming and healthy food habits in the present day changing life styles.
       
   

Department of Botany

Activities 2012 - 2013

     This year, this dept. has been upgraded to a research centre. In collaboration with the department of Dairy Science, a state level seminar on ‘Management of Bio Resources’ was organized. Faculty participated in 3 national and international seminars. With one paper presentation. In the workshop on ‘Role of hormones in Cell Culture’ organized by the school of Biological sciences of Madurai Kamaraj University, Dr.V.Manimegalai has been a Resource Person. She has delivered the key note address in the international conference in St.Joseph’s College, Trichy. Dr.M.Selvi has undergone training in the National workshop on ‘Bio Informatics Tools and Applications’ at Lady Doak College, Madurai. 4 teachers have completed refresher courses. Dr.K.Mathuram has been awarded Doctoral Degree. An intra collegiate Talent show ‘Gloriosa 2013’ was organized. The students have been taken for field study.

1. Conference/Seminar/ Workshop/Training attended:

Name of the staff

Participation

Presentation

Publica-tions

Resource persons

National

Inter-
national

National

Inter-
national

Dr. K.Saroja

 

1

 

 

 

 

Dr. V.Indira

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. K.Mathuram

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. S.Muthulashmi

1

 

1

 

1

 

Dr. V.Manimekalai

 

1

 

 

 

2

Dr.  M.Selvi

1

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs.M.Anitha

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. S.Bangajavalli

1

1

 

 

 

 

1a) Â Invited As Resource person

  1. Dr. V. Manimekalai was invited as a resource person to deliver a lecture on‘Role of hormones in cell culture’ during the Winter School Workshop organised by the School of Biological sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.On 12.10.’12
  2. Dr. V. Manimekalai Participated and presented a lead lecture during the International conference on sustainable utilization and management of Bioresources organized by the Department of Botany, St.Josephs College, Tiruchirapalli. On 10.01.’13 and 11.01. ’13.

2a.Seminar  Organised / Workshops etc:

Sl.No.

Level

Date

Topic

1.

 

 

 

 State Level Seminar on “Management of Bioresources”

 

 

Organised by Dept.Botany, Sri Parasakthi College For Women, Courtallam-627 802.

 

15.02 2013

 

 

 

2b. Workshop Attended:

Sl.No.

Level

Date

Topic

1.

 

 

 

  Dr.M.Selvi  participated in ,DBT-BIF Sponsored, Five days National Workshop on “Bioinformatics: Tools and Applications”

Organised by the Department of Biotechnology, Lady Doak College, Madurai

,24.09.12 to 28.09.2012

 

3.Faculty members participated in the Refresher Course / Oreintation

Sl. No.

Name of the faculty

Refresher Course / Oreintation Programme / 

Area of Training

Name of the Institution

Period

1.

Dr.V.Manimekalai

Refresher Course in Life Sciences

Recent Trends and Techniques in Life Sciences  \

Academic Staff College , University of Madras, Chennai .
\

01.02.2013 to 21.02.2013

2.

Dr.M.Selvi

Refresher Course in Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Academic Staff College , 
Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry, 

19.12.2012 to 08.01.2013

3

Mrs. M.Anitha

Refresher Course in Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi.

07.01.2013
to
02.02.2013

4.

Mrs. S.Bangajavalli

Refresher Course in Life Sciences

Recent Trends and Techniques in Life Sciences

Academic Staff College , University of Madras, Chennai .

01.02.2013 to 21.02.2013

4. Field/Industrial Visit (Date and Place) No.of Participants: 
1. 25.06.2012: Field trip was taken up by the students of III B.Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology and II M.Sc. Botany, to observe the vegetation in the nearby forest area - Tiger falls- and to collect specimens for preparing herbarium. The students were accompanied by Dr.S.Muthlakshmi, Dr.V.Manimekalai and Dr.M.Selvi. 
2. 21.9.2012: Field Visit and plant collection -I M.Sc. Botany  To Achankovil, Palaruvi and Thenmalai for Bryophytes and Pteridophytes collection. The students were accompanied by 
Dr. V. Manimekalai and Mrs. M.Mydeen Fathima Begum
5. Academic enhancement-2012-2013:
(a) .Getting Ph.D: 
(b) .Becoming Guide Ph.D :   4 nos . 
6. Research Department: 
1. Department of Botany has been upgraded as research centre in  31st August  , 2012
2. Entrance Examination was conducted for 3 Research Scholars on 17.12.2012
7. Talent Show Organised:

Date

Level

Name of Culturals

No. of Departments

25.2.2013

Interdepartmental competitions

Gloriosa-2013

15 departments

8. Amount Received Major /Minor Project: 
Major Project:

  1. Mrs.M.Shunmugasundari - Principal investigator -Women Scientists  Scheme – A (WOS - A) For Research in Basic / Applied Sciences (Mentor-Dr.S.Muthulakshmi,). Title : Micropropagation and restrotion of selected rare endangered and medicinally important pteridophyte from Western ghats of  India.Funded by Ministry of Science and technology, Ref No No.SR/WOS-A/LS-271/2009. Amount Received: Rs .4,03,000/- dated on 07.01.2013.
  1. Dr. V. Manimekalai . Title : Assessing genetic diversity, propagation and restrotion of    Elaecarpus blascoli and Kingiodendron pinnatum-RET species of sourthern western ghats through biotechnological interventions. Major-DBT project 2012-13 grant received Rs. 3.31 lakhs

9. Any other achievement/information/departmental /individuals
Talent Show -Participation:

Sl.No

Date

Level

Name of Culturals

Prizes won

1.

07.02.2013

 Intercollegiate  event

Cultural meet “BLOSSOM”-2013
organized by AyyaNadar Janakiammal college,Sivakasi

 

 

 

 

 

First Prize- in Fresh flower arrangement :(T.Ponmari II B.Sc.Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology)

First Prize-in Dreams come through colours(K.Kaleeswari IIB.Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology)
Third prize- Ink through thoughts(V.Anantha jothi, III B.Sc.)

2.

12.02.2013
and 
13.02.2013

 

 

 

Festember-’12 : Inter -departmental event

Interdepartmental event conducted  by
Youth Welfare and Development Cell. Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam.

Third prize -Essay writing- (A.Syed Ali Fathima II MSc., Botany)

 

Department activities – June, 2012 onwards
27.06.2012
 Election to the Secretary of Botany Association for 2012-2013 was conducted.
Ms. L. Nithyakalyani of II M.Sc. Botany was elected.  
06.07.2012
Meeting of Board of Studies in Botany (Undergraduate Course- B. Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology) was held to revise the syllabus for III Year B. Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology (2010 entrants) and to revise the syllabus for B. Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology (2012 entrants).
Meeting of Board of Studies in Botany (Postgraduate Course- M.Sc-Botany) was held to revise the syllabus for M.Sc-Botany (2012 entrants).
20.7.2012 
Inauguration of the activities of Botany Association –Gloriosa-2012,  for 2012-2013. 
Dr. G.C.Abraham, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Associate Professor in Botany and Dean of International Exchange & Study Abroad, The American College, Madurai-625 002 inaugurated the functioning of Botany Association and delivered a lecture on ‘Mandate for Biologists in the Market World’.
25.06.2012
Field trip was taken up by the students of III B.Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology and II M.Sc. Botany, to observe the vegetation in the nearby forest area - tiger falls- and to collect specimens for preparing herbarium. The students were accompanied by Dr.S.Muthlakshmi, Dr.V.Manimekalai and Dr.M.Selvi. 
15.8.2012
Gayathri of I B.Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology got prize-NSS competition-Independence day.
21.9.2012
Green Day celebration in the COLLEGE
Students of Botany participated in the Eradication of plastics campaign
 21.9.2012
Field visit and plant collection -I M.Sc. Botany  To Achankovil, Palaruvi and Thenmalai for Bryophytes and Pteridophytes collection. The students were accompanied by Dr. V. Manimekalai and Dr. M. Selvi  
24.09.12 to 28.09.2012

Dr.M.Selvi  participated in ,DBT-BIF Sponsored, Five days National Workshop on “Bioinformatics: Tools and Applications”, organised by the Department of Biotechnology, Lady Doak College, Madurai
5.10.2012
Meeting of Board of Studies in Botany (Undergraduate Course- B. Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology) was held to revise the syllabus for B.Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology (2012 entrants) –III and IV semesters and considered the syllabus for the migrant, Thenmalar. 
12.10.2012
Dr. V. Manimekalai was invited as a resource person to deliver a lecture on
‘Role of hormones in cell culture’ during the Winter School Workshop organised by the School of Biological sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.    
13.12.12 & 14.12.12
Dr.S.Muthulakshmi, Dr. V. Manimekalai and Tmt.S.Bangajavalli have attended National Seminar on Sustainable Energy for Development-Opportunities  and Challenges ahead, at St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai.
10.1.2013 & 11.1.2013
Dr. V. Manimekalai participated and presented a lead lecture in International Conference on Sustainable utilization and Management of Bioresources organized by the Department of Botany, St. Joseph  College, Trichy.
11.1.2013
Dr.K.Saroja and Tmt.S.Bangajavalli participated in International Conference on Biotechnology at Kaleeswari College, Sivakasi.
26.2.2013 
The Botany Association (Department of Botany) has  organized  ‘Gloriosa’ 2013 –Interdepartmental competitions on 22.2.2013 (Friday). The following Competitions will be conducted:

  1. Model making- Theme – ‘Save Water and Save Earth’ 
  2. Flower arrangement
  3. Mehendi Design on Chart
  4. Preparations from  Amla
  5. Folk Dance

5.4.2013

Dr.S.Muthulakshmi,  Dr. K. Mathuram, Dr. V.Manimekalai, Mrs.M.Anitha and Tmt.S.Bangajavalli  in participated in National Seminar on Innovative Research Trends in Herbal System of Medicine, organized by the Department of Botany, Sarah Tucker College (Autonomous), Tirunelveli-7

 
10.04.2013
Valedictory function of Botany Association. 

Dr.V.Ramasubramanian, Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of  Botany, ANJA College, Sivakasi, delivered a lecture on Plant Tissue Culture and GMOs. Prizes were distributed to the winners by the Principal.

Activities 2011 - 2012

23. 06.2011 to 25.06.2011

Dr.K .Saroja, Dr.M.Selvi, Mrs.M.Anitha and Mrs.S.Bangajavalli participated in the skill-based training program “IT Training for Non-IT teachers�, jointly organized by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu and Department of Computer science and engineering, M.S University, Tirunelveli-12 at M.S University, Tirunelveli

03.08.2011

Inauguration of the activities of Botany Association for 2011-2012 Mr. D.Venkatesh, M.Sc. (Agri.), Deputy Director (Wild Life), KMTR, Ambasamuthram, inaugurated the functioning of Botany Association and delivered a lecture on ‘Forest Conservation’

19.08.2011

One day National Seminar on “Emerging trends in plant medicines� Four lectures were delivered as detailed below.

  1. Trade Regulation - Dr.A.G.Pandurangan, TBGRI, Palode.
  2. Diversity and conservation of medicinal plants.- Dr.K.Ravikumar ‘FRLTH, Bangalore.
  3. Emerging trends in the usage of plant medicines in neurological disorders Dr.S.Hariharan, Govt. Ayurvedic Dispensary, Sengottai.
  4. Studies on the effect of algal extracts on medicinal plants.- Dr.V.Ramasamy, KM center for PG studies, Pondicherry.
6.1.2012:

Botany Association
Interdepartmental competitions like Elocution, Flower arrangement; Painting, Greeting card preparation and contest for Miss Gloriosa 2012 were conducted.

  • Painting: First Prize: K.Kaleeswari, I B.Sc.-Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology.
  • Greeting card preparation: First Prize: S.Manimekalai, II-M.Sc. Botany.
10.1.2012: Students participated in intercollegiate competition “YOUTH FOR FOREST CONSERVATIONâ€� conducted by Department of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, St.Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai. 21.1.2012 Students participated in intercollegiate competition- “BLOSSOM-2012â€� -conducted by ANJA College, Sivakasi. V.Ananda Jothy II B.Sc.-Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology got Second prize for essay writing and M.Sakthi Sankari and S.Priya III B.Sc. B.Sc.-Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology got Third prize in Quiz competition. 31.3.2012 Botany Association Dr.S.Ramesh, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi delivered a lecture on “Environmental Biotechnologyâ€�.

National seminar on "Emerging Trends in Plant Medicines"


Dr.A.G.Pandurangan's (TBGR1, Palode) Presentation on Trade Regulation.