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The Madura College, Madurai  (An Autonomous Institution Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University)   Re-Accredited with 'A' grade by NAAC

Department Of Botany

botany Dept

Course Offered

CourseYear of Affiliation


Producing Botany students as ambassadors of sustainable development and leaving the earth to the successive generation as intact as possible.


To sensitize the Botany students to the classification, structure , physiology, ecology, genetics and economic importance of plants.


  •   One of the oldest departments in the state.
  •   Offers the best training at undergraduate and post graduate levels.
  •   Our department starts our day with a full focus on students’ welfare, giving priority on basic disciplinary aspects and the application of our subject to the life.
  •   Regular organization of study trips for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to give a real field experience with specific reference to Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Ethno-botany, as botany cannot be studied within four walls of the classrooms alone.
  •   Exposure to national level seminars organized in and out of the college to update students’ knowledge in the subject.Students are given a chance to participate in extension activities at regular intervals.
  •   TConstant awareness on the environmental issues through discussions.
  •   Students of this department are recognized for their knowledge and skill enabling them to get recruited in colleges, universities and NGOs of our country.
  •   Many of our staff are engaged in active research in fields like Plant Pathology, Plant Taxonomy, Cell biology, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Eco-physiology and Biodiversity.

Funded Projects

Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; DBT, ICSSR, UGC, etc.
Total grants received: Rs. 75.50 Lakhs
Dr. N. Panneerselvam
1. DBT – Rs.28 Lakhs
2. DST – Rs.9 Lakhs
3. UGC - Rs.6.5 Lakhs
Dr.S. Karuppusamy
1. Fast Track Young Scientist Project - SERB – Rs.15 Lakhs
2. UGC Major Project – Rs.7.5 Lakhs
Dr.S.P. Kannan
1. UGC - MRP – Rs.9.50 Lakhs

Staff Details
  • 1. Prof. S. Chella Pandian,M.Sc., M.Phil - Associate Professor and Head Profile
  • 2. Dr.P. Krishnan,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D. - Associate Professor Profile
  • 3. Dr.N. Panneerselvam - M.Sc., Ph.D - Associate Professor
  • 4. Dr.P. Kannan, M.Sc., M.Phil., PMCPGE, Ph.D - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 5. Dr.S. Karuppusamy, M.Sc., Ph.D - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 6. Dr.S. Gnaana Saraswathi, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 7. Mr.V. Meenakshi Sundaram, M.Sc., M.Phil - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 8. Mrs.R. Saranya - M.Sc., - Assistant Professor (ad-hoc)
  • 9. Dr.J.T. Thambi Raj,M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D - Assistant Professor (ad-hoc)
  • 10. Ms.M. Muthu Priya - M.Sc., - Assistant Professor (ad-hoc)

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Mon-Fri 9:15 AM - 2:30 PM (Aided Courses)
Mon-Fri 12:35 PM - 5:45 PM (Self-Financing Courses)
Saturday & Sunday : Holiday
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