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Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology

About the department

The department of plant biology and plant biotechnologyhad its beginning in the year 1973. It was established as PG department in the year 2012. The department has a a full time faculty and 11 guest lecturers. The department caters to the knowledge thrust of the students by offering UG and PG courses. The department library is a store house of knowledge with rare books and journals. The students are encouraged to make use of the library for their research and examination purposes. Laboratories  with latest equipment helps in training the the students to meet the latest technology.   The department has also got its own wifi connection to service the needs of the student and staff.

The staff and students of the department have been participating in various research activities. The staff have published papers in peer reviewed journals and have participated in seminars of repute.


  • To give very good learning experience and lab technical skills to apply conventional as well as non-conventional tools to understand plant process, development of human resource with hands on experience in the frontier areas of Plant Sciences.
  • To equip the students, Conserve and sustain utilization of Plant diversity with innovative research and learning through modern technology.
  • To meet the growing global needs by educating students to excel in plant biology and plant biotechnology with a human touch.


  • To make an excellent environment for learning in plant sciences and produce graduates and post graduates equipped with skills necessary to fulfill their role in contemporary society.
  • To develop individual talent, Interpersonal relationship, Ethics and to instill high moral standards among the students.
  • To empower the students with the knowledge and skills taught and equip them to make this world a better place to live in.
  • To develop the department as a leading centre of higher education that bestows academic environment to the students and prepare them for future application of their knowledge.

Courses Offered


Course Major Full time/Part time Sanctioned strength


B.Sc Plant biology and bio technology FT


TM – 50

EM – 50




TM – 50

M.Sc Plant biology and bio technology  




Faculty Profile

Full time faculty members :

Name and Qualification Designation Photos

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Associate Professor



Name and Qualification Designation Photos



Mrs. S. SURABI,   M.Sc., M.Phil., SET


Guest Lecturer
Dr. K. NANDHAGOPAL,  M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Guest Lecturer
Dr. N. SHANMUGAM,  M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Guest Lecturer
Dr. E. MUNUSWAMY,   M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Guest Lecturer
Dr. S. SELVADHAS,  M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D Guest Lecturer

M.Sc.B.ED.,  Ph.D

Guest Lecturer
Miss. S. RAJALAXSHMI, M.Sc.,M.Phil., B.Ed. Guest Lecturer
Dr. T. LOGANATHAN  M.Tech., SET, Guest Lecturer
Dr. R. PUSHPAKARANI,  M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Guest Lecturer

Mc., Ph.D

Guest Lecturer

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

Guest Lecturer