Department of Botany
Facility & Services

The Department has excellent facilities for teaching and research in Modern Biology, Biotechnology, Plant Tissue Culture, Fermentation technology, Microbiology, Immunology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Genetic Engineering. The Fermentation Facility of the Department has a state-of-the-art facility for Bioreactors. It is equipped with practically the entire range of Bioreactors such as Stirred-Tank / Photo-Bioreactor / Air-lift / Fluidized Bed Reactors. Besides, the faculty engage actively in research and are in process of equipping the Laboratory further through research grants. Over the past couple of years, nearly 75 lakh of rupees have been obtained as grant from DST-SERB, DST, UGC and TNSCST. The laboratory is virtually open on all days through 24 hours a day to enable full-fledged research activities. That's why, the facility is considered most opportunistic by under graduate students. The Department has been compartmentalized to provide utmost importance to every branch of this vast science. The department holds a good collection of various sophasticated and world classs equipments which include

  • Cold Room storage (Blue star- India)
  • Plant tissue culture facility
  • Deep freezer (-200C, Vest frost-Denmark)
  • Sonicator (Sonics-USA)
  • PCR (Eppendorf-Germany)
  • Gel documentation (Alpha Innotech-USA)
  • ELISA reader (Biorad-India)
  • CO2 incubator (Sanyo-Japan)
  • Inverted microscope (Olympus -Japan)
  • Fermentor ( NBW -USA)
  • Digital Electronic Balance (Shimadzu-Japan)
  • Training in Plant Tissue culture
  • Biofertilizer production
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Single cell protein from algae

The Department Library is equipped with 100 valuable subject oriented reference books for all cadres of the subject such as Plant Tissue culture, Algae, Plant Physiology, Taxonomy of Angiosperms, Cell biology, Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms, Plant Anatomy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics etc. The departments has 24hrs Net surfing facility