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Department Of Botany

DEPARTMENT PROFILE:

            With the blessing of Lord Krishna, the Department of Botany was started with B.Sc Degree Course (Duration: 3- years (6-Semesters)) in Botany with Chemistry & Zoology as Allied Subjects. NME/Basic Tamil/Advanced Tamil, Soft skill, EVS, Value Education & Extension Activities are also taught with the Major and Allied. In the year 2012, was introduced a Career Oriented Programme (Certificate Course – XI Plan UGC funded) – “Culture & Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms”  with an Aim of providing self employment opportunities to the out going students of the Final year.   In the Year 2016, was introduced “Full Time Ph.D Research Programme” & students were admitted for the same. In the Year 2009, the college attained autonomous status, under  which the department  received facilities to cope up with the changing trends in the Biology Course. In the year 2013, the Department became a part of DBT Science Center under Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, as our College attained DBT Star status.

 

Our Department has two separate labs for Major & Allied and a small Mushroom Cultivation room and Book Bank. Both Boys & Girls are admitted to our B.Sc Degree Course. We have separate rest rooms for Boys & Girls.

 

Five Faculties with Ph.D/SET represent our Department with utmost sincerity and dedication to the budding Biologists pursuing the Course. All the faculties are engaged in Research/Publication of Articles/ Participation in Conferences etc. Every year, Students are taken to different areas of Vegetation for field studies in the name of “Botanical Tour”. With proper guidance and learning in Academics, our Students are inculcated with the Rich values of Indian Culture and Campus Discipline.  Our Faculties interact with Students and provide them proper counseling in both Academic & Personal matters.

 

Our Alumni remain in High positions here as well as other Countries, as Officers/ Scientists/ Professors. We record a meaningful rate of Success all these years.  We encourage our Students in many extra curricular/ co curricular activities as well. Medals/Prizes/Cups brought to the College by our Students, every year, remain testimony to this.

 

Our Course Syllabus is in line with the TANSCHE and is subject to periodical revision with the introduction new contents.

Contact Details: botanydgvc@gmail.com

REGULATIONS

  1. Eligibility for admission:

Candidates for admission to the first year of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Botany course are  required to have passed Higher Secondary examinations (In Biology Courses) conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu, or an examination accepted as equivalent thereto by the syndicate of the University of Madras.

Aggregate marks obtained in Botany/Zoology/Chemistry/Physics will be considered for admission.

  1. Credits Requirements & Eligibility For Award of Degree:

A candidate is eligible for the award of Degree, only if he or she has undergone the prescribed course for a period of not less than three academic years and passed all the Six Semesters and earning a minimum of 140 Credits (Parts I, II, III IV &V) prescribed .

 

  1. Course Of  Study:

The Various Components of the subject of study for Bachelor Degree in Botany, consist of the following:

Part I: Foundation course (Any regional language prescribed – Tamil/Other languages)

Part II: English

Part III: Core courses / Allied subjects I and II / Electives with three courses

Part IV : 1. Non-major Elective (NME)/Basic Tamil/Advanced Tamil.

  1. Skilled Based Subjects (Elective) – Soft Skills
  2. Environmental Studies (EVS)
  3. Value Education

Part V :  Extension Activities – NSO (Sports & Games)/NCC/NSS/Rotract/ Youth Red                     Cross/Literacy &Population Education/Field work

 

  1. Examination & Evaluation

Theory paper:-

Internal Assessment – 25 Marks        End Semester Exam – 75 Marks

Practical Paper

Internal Assessment – 40 Marks        End Semester Exam – 60 Marks

Procedure for Awarding Internal Marks:-

Course Particulars Marks
 

 

Theory

Tests (2 out of 3) 10
Attendance 05
Seminars 05
Assignments 05
                                       Total 25
Practical Attendance 05
Tests (2 out of 3) 30
Record 05
                                        Total 40
  1. Question Paper Pattern:

Theory Papers:

Section – A :- 10 questions out of 12 questions =  20 Marks

Section – B :-  5 questions out of 7 questions     = 25 Marks

Section – C :- 3 questions out of 5 questions      = 30 Marks

Total Marks       =  75

Practical Papers:

Total Marks       = 60

  1. Passing Minimum:

A candidate is declared passed in each theory paper/practical of all the subjects of course wherever prescribed, if he/she secures not less than 40% of the marks prescribed for the examination.

 

  1. Classification Of Successful Candidates:

Successful candidates passing the examination (PART- I,II,III &IV) and securing the marks (i) 60% and above and (ii) 50% – 60% in the aggregate, are declared passed the examination in the FIRST and SECOND class respectively. All other successful candidates scoring below 50% are declared  passed the examination in the THIRD class. All those Candidates who pass all the examinations (Part I,II,III &IV) prescribed for the course in the FIRST APPEARANCE  ITSELF, are only eligible for ranking.

 

SUBJECTS OFFERED:

SEMESTER – I

Title of the Paper Inst, Hr/Week  

CREDIT

 MARKS
INT EXT TOTAL
Part-I : Language – Paper – 1 6 3 25 75 100
Part –II: English – Paper _1 4 3 25 75 100
Part –III: Core Paper – 1:  Algae, Fungi and Lichens 6 5 25 75 100
Major Practical 3
Part –II: Allied Paper -1 (Zoology) 6 4 25 75 100
       Allied Practical 3
Part – IV: Non Major Elective – I ( Vermitechnology) 2 2 25 75 100
Part – IV: Soft Skills – I 2 2 25 75 100
  32 19
 

 

SEMESTER – II

 

Part-I: Language – Paper – 2 6 3 25 75 100
Part –II: English – Paper – 2 4 3 25 75 100
Part –III: Core Paper – 2:

Microbiology and plant pathology

6 5 25 75 100
 Core Paper  – 3 : Practical – I

Algae, Fungi and Lichens &

Basics in Microbiology and Plant Pathology

3 2 40 60 100
 Allied Paper -2 (Zoology) 6 4 25 75 100
 Allied Practical – I

(Covering Both Allied Paper 1 & 2)

3 2 40 60 100
Part – IV:Non Major Elective -2 (Public Health & Hygiene) 2 2 25 75 100
Part – IV: Soft Skills –II 2 2 25 60 100
  32 23

SEMESTER – III

Title of the Paper Inst, Hr/Week  

CREDIT

 MARKS
INT EXT TOTAL
Part-I : Language – Paper – 3 6 3 25 75 100
Part –II: English – Paper – 3 4 3 25 75 100
Part –III: Core Paper – 5:  Bryophytes & Pteridophytes 6 5 25 75 100
Major Practical 3
Part –II: Allied Paper -3 (Chemistry) 6 4 25 75 100
       Allied Practical 3
Part – IV : Environmental Studies 2
Part – IV: Soft Skill -3 2 2 25 75 100
32 19
 

SEMESTER – IV

Part-I: Language – Paper – 4 6 3 25 75 100
Part –II: English – Paper – 4 4 3 25 75 100
Part –III: Core Paper – 4:

Gymnosperm, Paleobotany & Evolution

6 5 25 75 100
 Core Paper  – 5: Practical – II

Bryophytes & Pteridophytes &

Gymnosperm, Paleobotany & Evolution

3 2 40 60 100
 Allied Paper -4 (Chemistry) 6 4 25 75 100
 Allied Practical – II

(Covering Both Allied Paper 1 & 2)

3 2 40 60 100
Part – IV: Environmental Studies 2 2 25 75 100
Part – IV: Soft Skills –IV 2 2 25 75 100
32 23

 

SEMESTER –V

Title of the Paper Inst, Hr/Week  

CREDIT

 MARKS
INT EXT TOTAL
Part –III: Core Paper – 6: Plant Morphology, Taxonomy & Economic Botany 6 5 25 75 100
Core Paper – 7: Plant Anatomy & Embryology 6 5 25 75 100
Core Paper – 8:  Cell Biology & Molecular Biology 6 5 25 75 100
 Core Paper  – 9 : Genetics ,Plant Breeding & Biostatistics 6 5 25 75 100
Elective Paper – 1: Horticulture & Mushroom Cultivation 5 5 25 75 100
Part –IV : Value Education 2 2 25 75 100
31 27
 

SEMESTER – VI

Part –III: Core Paper – 10: Plant Ecology & Phytogeography 6 5 25 75 100
Core Paper – 11: Plant Physiology & Plant Biochemistry 6 5 25 75 100
Core Paper – 12:  Plant Biotechnology 6 5 25 75 100
 Core Paper  – 13 : Practical – III :

Covering Papers (6,7,8,9)

Core Paper –14 Practical – IV: Covering Core papers

Covering Core papers 10,11,12,13)

3

 

3

2

 

2

40

 

40

60

 

60

100

 

100

Elective Paper – 2: Herbal Science & Ethnobotany 5 5 25 75 100
Elective Paper   – 3: Microtechnique 5 5 25 75 100
Part –V:  Extension Activities 1 1
35 30
Total Credits 196 141

 

FACULTY PROFILE:

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Dr. S.SELVARAJU, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Associate Professor & Head & Controller of Examinations 

Dr. S. Selvaraju joined D. G. Vaishnav College in 1986 as Assistant Professor. He has 32- years of experience in teaching. He is Heading the Department since 2010. His area of specialization includes Algae & Taxonomy. He is also the Controller of Examinations. He is guiding students for Ph.D degree (Full- time). He has published papers in Journals, participated in Conferences and member in Committees/Boards/Bodies.

Dr. R. MURALIDHARAN, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Assistant Professor  

Dr. R. Muralidharan joined D.G. Vaishanv College in the year 1999 as Assistant Professor. He has 12- years of experience in teaching. His area of specialization includes Taxonomy & Ethnobotany. He has published papers in Journals, participated in Conferences and member in Committees/Boards/Bodies.

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Dr. R. RAJARAJAN, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Dr. R. Rajarajan joined D.G. Vaishanv College in the year 2010 as Assistant Professor. He has 8 – years of experience in teaching. His area of specialization includes Algae & Plant Physiology. He has published papers in Journals, participated in Conferences and member in Committees/Boards/Bodies.

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Mr. M. VASANTH
Assistant Professor 

Mr. M. Vasanth joined D.G. Vaishanv College in the year 2013 as Assistant Professor. He cleared TNSET in the year 2016. He has 5 – years of experience in teaching. His area of specialization includes Genetics &Biotechnology. He has published papers in Journals, participated in Conferences and member in Committees/Boards/Bodies.

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

Academic Activities:

 

The department conducts “Biofest” – Annual Academic Programme involving Faculties and Students.

Botanical Tour:

 
In order to give practical exposure to students, the department takes students to various floristic areas every year and help them in preparing Herbarium.

Guest Lectures/Workshops/Conferences

 

Department Organizes the above said Academic Programmes periodically throughout the year for enlightening the Students and updating them in the Academic field. They are also encouraged to take part in all these programmes in the College and Outside.

 

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