Department of Botany

Department of Botany

Department Profile

<p style="text-align:justify"><img alt="" src="https://farookcollege.ac.in/imgserver/uploads/attachments/Ed__3eb328de-8d0f-4ee2-8a09-4219d27d2c42_.png" style="height:100%; width:100%" /></p> <p style="text-align:justify">Botany as a subject was taught in the college at the intermediate level since 1949, when the Intermediate Science batch was started. It was continued in 1956 for the Pre-University course and finally for the Pre-degree course in 1965, until the latter was delinked from the Collegiate education department in 1997. When BSc Zoology course was started in 1957, Botany was also taught as a subsidiary subject, however the staff members teaching Botany were working under the Department of Zoology. Prof. T.N. Rajendran, Prof.  Thankamani, Prof. N.K. Kurup and Prof. M.D. Salim were some of the earlier Botany teachers.</p> <p>The Department of Botany started functioning as a separate department with the start of the BSc Botany course in 1968 and the first UG batch passed out in 1971. Prof. P.K. Aboobacker was the first HoD. Prof. N.K. Kurup, Prof. M.D. Salim, Prof. K.S. Thulasi, Prof. V.K. Chandrasekharan and Prof. C.M. Kadija were the teachers of the Botany department at that time.</p> <p>The department which functioned in the administrative block in the beginning was later shifted to the separate building near the college auditorium, where it is functioning since 1996. Currently the department offers UG course in Botany with Zoology and Chemistry as complementary subjects and also an Open course in Applied Botany for all UG students of the college.</p> <p>The department has two well-equipped laboratories, department library, classrooms, instrumentation room, a museum with good number of rare plant fossil collections, medicinal tree garden, net house, tissue culture lab, herbaria etc. The Golden Jubilee of the department was celebrated during 2018-19, when the alumni members offered sponsorship for establishing a ‘Golden Jubilee Hall’ for the department.</p> <p>At present there are 4 faculty members in the department (3 permanent and 1 guest faculty). Out of the four faculties, three are PhD holders and the remaining faculty member is pursuing her PhD. The HoD is also a recognized PhD guide under University of Calicut. All the faculty members are engaged in research activities undertaking various projects funded by different funding agencies at state/national level and also offer their services in plant identification for students and people both inside and outside the college.</p> <p>In tune with the vision of the department, ‘Continued well-being of the people through excellence in studies, exploration, conservation and sustainable utilization of the plant world’, the department regularly conducts seminars/webinars, workshops, exhibitions, plant exploration tours and visits to various research organizations situated inside and outside the state. As an activity of the ‘Sahyadri Club’ of the department which was formed in 2014, the department is regularly conducting a ‘Daily Quiz’ programme on environment and conservation and it also conducts several other co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes to build up interaction to facilitate activities and to bring unity among the staff and students of the department.</p> <p>For the last four consecutive years from 2017 – 2020, the department organized a programme named ‘Myristica – a State level Student’s Ecological Fiesta’, planned and materialized by the students of the department, to invoke the green spirits of the youngsters. The programmes included quiz, debates, panel discussions, short film festival, photography contests, art exhibitions etc. This turned out to be the only event from Kerala and one among the two events in South India which was listed in the Global Action Map of the Convention of Biodiversity (CBD) website of the United Nations. The success story of ‘Myristica ‘was also published in the official website of the Department of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India.</p>

Faculty

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

Assistant Professor and Head

[email protected]

9895339755

Qualification

– M.Sc. Botany

– B.Ed. in Natural Science

– PhD in Botany

– Post Graduate Diploma in Ethnopharmacology (PGDEP)

– FIAAT

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C P Naseeha

Assistant Professor

Qualification

– M.Sc. Botany

– B.Ed.

– NET with JRF

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Dr Adnaan Farook V.

Assistant Professor

Qualification

– M.Sc.

– PhD

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Dr. Bhavana R.

Assistant Professor(c)

Qualification

– M.Sc. Botany

– Ph.D Botany

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Jeomol KK

Assistant Professor(c)

[email protected]

9447959738

Qualification

– M.Sc. Botany

– KSCSTE JRF

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Rincy P.

Assistant Professor(c)

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7592804556

Qualification

– M.Sc. Botany

– M.Phil Botany

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Programme

1 .B.Sc. Botany

The revised Curriculum for Undergraduate Programme of B.Sc. Botany focuses on imparting knowledge in basic and applied aspects of Botany. Due importance is given to fundamental and modern aspects of Botany, spanning many specialties and interests. An attempt has been made to make the study of Botany interesting and enjoyable, and to keep up with the speed with which technology advances. Formulation of the syllabus has been done by revamping the existing syllabus, with an understanding that the syllabus is addressing the ‘digital native’ generation.

B.Sc. Botany
Duration Eligibility Intake
6 Semesters +2 Science group or its equivalent with Biology as a compulsory course 36

Facilities

1 .Laboratory

The department hosts two fully equipped laboratories for core and complementary courses with facilities such as Binocular microscope (with light source), Binocular stereo microscopes with attached camera systems, Calorimeter, Camera Lucida mirror type, Camera Lucida prism type, Centrifuge, Chromatography , Cabinet, Digital weighing balance, Dissection microscopes, DLP projectors, Gelelectrophoresis unit, Glass bead sterilizer, Global Positioning System, Horticulturalimplements, Hot air oven, Hot plates, Laminar air flow cabinet, Laser Distance Meter, Monocular microscopes with light source, Monocular microscopes without light source,Ocular & Stage micrometres, Overhead Projectors, pH meters, Refrigerator, Rotary Microtome, Rotary shaker etc.

2 .Golden Jubilee Hall

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3 .Museum & Herbarium

The department host a Museum & Herbarium  with more than 300 bottled specimens & more than a dozen of rare plant fossil collections which dates back to 40 crore years.

The Department also host a Botanical Garden and a Green House and also have a library with 91 books issued form the General library and 100s of other books donated by the staff.


1 .Funded Projects

Faculty

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Date of Joining and Progress

Dr Kishore Kumar K

Taxonomic and Ecological Studies on the Tree Flora of College Kunnu (Ward – 15), Manjeri, Malappuram

UGC

2012 Completed

Dr Kishore Kumar K

A preliminary study on the Wetland flora of Pariyapurath Chali, Ramanattukara Municipality, Kozhikode

RUSA

23/08/2019

Completed (Draft report ready)

Naseeha C.P.

Influence of abiotic stress signals in the accumulation of secondary metabolites in in-vitro cultures of Gymnema sylvestre an important medicinal plant

RUSA

23/08/2019

Completed 

Memberships

1 .Faculty Membership

Sl. No.

Name of the Teacher

Memberships

1

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

1.     Member of the Kozhikode District level Technical Support Group (TSG) of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board – KSBB (since 01 November 2017).

2.   Member of the State Level Expert Committee constituted by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board for flood impact assessment and to provide assistance for scientific validation/ identification of species (since 11 September 2018).

3.   Nature Education Officer of Malabar Natural History Society, Kozhikode

4.  Member of the Educational Committee of Beypore Development Mission, Kozhikode since 15/06/2021

2

Dr. Adnaan Farook V.

Life member, Mycological Society of India

Achievements

1 .Achievement 1

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2 .Achievement 2

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3 .Achievement 3

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Events & Activities

1 .Webinars conducted: International level

Name of Webinar

Topic of the Seminar

Name of the Coordinator

Date of the event

International Webinar Series - 1

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning by Dr. Ann E. Russell, Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & management, Iowa State University, Ames, USA

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

31/10/2020

7.00 – 8.30 pm

International Webinar Series - 2

Plants and People: The Science of Ethnobotany By Dr. Remesh Moochikkal, Assistant Professor & Herbarium Curator, Dept. of Biology, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Adnaan Farook V.

09/11/2020

4.00 – 5.30 pm

International Webinar Series - 3

Ethnobotanical Importance in Indian Culture & Traditions

by Dr. Remesh Moochikkal, Assistant Professor & Herbarium Curator, Dept. of Biology, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

Naseeha C.P.

21/11/2020

7.00 – 8.30 pm

2 .Papers presented by faculty in seminars - College/ Regional level

Name of Seminar

Topic of the presentation

Name of the Teacher

Date & Venue of the event

Webinar Organized by NGC & Seed Club

Forests and Wildlife of Kerala

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

11-10-2020 - Govt. Model Higher Secondary School, Calicut University

Webinar Organized by Nature Club

Sholas: The Green islands in the Western Ghats

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

24-10-2020 - Govt. Higher Secondary School, Cheruvannur, Kozhikode

Sasthrapadham under Samagra Siksha Kerala

Research Projects

 

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

06-11-2020 - BRC, Kondotty, Malappuram

Greenery & Nature Club seminar

Our Green Mansions: Why should we conserve them?

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

24-11-2020 - Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam

Sasthrapadham under Samagra Siksha Kerala

Biodiversity is Life, Biodiversity is Living

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

05-01-2021 - BRC Feroke, Kozhikode

7 Day Webinar Series on International Day of Biodiversity

Biodiversity Register & Herbarium Preparations

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

28-05-2021 - Govt. Ganapat Model Girl's HSS Chalappuram, Kozhikode


3 .Seminars /conferences attended (teacher wise) – College/ Regional level

Name of the Teacher

Sponsor & Name of Seminar

Date  and venue

Remarks

Dr. Adnaan Farook V

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in ‘Mushroom Cultivation’ organized by Centre for e-learning, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala.

14/09/2020 to 03/10/2020

Online

Dr. Adnaan Farook V

One week On-line Short-term Faculty Development Programme on “Implementation of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching” organized by School of Legal Studies, CUSAT.

18-25th July 2020

 

Moodle platform


4 .Seminars /conferences attended (teacher wise) – State level

Name of the Teacher

Sponsor & Name of Seminar

Date  and venue

Remarks

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

SN College, Nattika, Thrissur – A search for solutions in Nature

19/05/2020

Thrissur

Online Quiz

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

Kottayam Nature Society & Alappuzha Natural History Society – Enwinar online series – Animal diversity of Kerala

22/11/2020

Kottayam

Webinar

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

Kottayam Nature Society – Enwinar online series – Knowledge on Forests

06/12/2020

Kottayam

Webinar

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

Kottayam Nature Society & Alappuzha Natural History Society – Enwinar series – Forest types of Kerala & Western Ghats

10/01/2021

Kottayam

Webinar

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

Kottayam Nature Society – Enwinar online series – Migratory birds which unify nature

08/05/2021

Kottayam

Webinar


5 .Seminars /conferences attended (teacher wise) – National level

Name of the Teacher

Sponsor & Name of Seminar

Date  and venue

Remarks

Dr. K. Kishore Kumar

UGC sponsored Online Refresher course in Environmental Science at UGC-HRDC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

2 weeks

07 – 21 October 2020

Online Refresher course

Naseeha C.P.

Three day National webinar on New Perspective in Life Sciences organized by department of Life Science, Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College,Thiruchirappally, Tamil Nadu.

29th to 31st July

Webinar

Naseeha C.P.

One day National webinar in Recent advances in Herbal Medicine organized by Sacred Heart College, Thevara

3 to 6 August 2020

Webinar

Naseeha C.P.

Interdisciplinary Refresher course in Information and Communicaton technology conducted  by

UGC-HRDC,University of Allahabad

2 weeks (25/11/2020 to 08/12/2020)

Online Refresher course


6 .Seminars /conferences attended (teacher wise) – International level

Name of the Teacher

Sponsor & Name of Seminar

Date  and venue

Remarks

Naseeha C.P.

Four day international webinar series on Medicinal Plants Research and Drug discovery organized  by  Department of Botany, St.Josephs College, Thiruchirappally, Tamil Nadu.

29th to 31st July 2020

Webinar


1 .Papers in International research Journals

Title of the Paper

Name of the Journal

Number and year of publication

Impact factor

ISBN/ISSN No

In vitro Salt Tolerance Induced Secondary Metabolites Production in Abrus precatorius L.

Current Botany

12:115-120 (2021)

UGC Care-list Journal

2220-4822


2 .Papers in edited Books

Title of the Paper

Name of the Book

Publisher, place & year of publication

ISBN

Azolla farming for sustainable cropland remediation.

Handbook of assisted and amendment enhanced sustainable remediation

John Wiley & Sons Ltd. New Jersey, United States (2021)

1119670365

New aspects in Rice tissue culture

An Introduction to Plant Biology

AkiNik, New Delhi (2020)

978-93-90420-77-3

Indian Constitutional Approach on Environmental Protection

Future of Democracy in India

KAHM Unity Women’s College, Manjeri (2020)

978-93-5391-555-1

Research

Placement

    Fathimathul Faseela

    Batch : 2015-18

    Programme : B.Sc. Botany

    Company/Institute : Crescent Higher Secondary School, Vanimel, Nadapuram

    Role : Teacher

    Year of Joining : 2021

    Farhath E.

    Batch : 2016-19

    Programme : B.Sc. Botany

    Company/Institute : Chubb India Business Corporation

    Role : Research Associate

    Year of Joining : 2022

    Jithin V.

    Batch : 2016-19

    Programme : B.Sc. Botany

    Company/Institute : Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, India

    Role : Researcher

    Year of Joining : 2022

    Akshay S. Kumar

    Batch : 2017-20

    Programme : B.Sc. Botany

    Company/Institute : BNC

    Role : Mentor

    Year of Joining : 2023

Alumni