Botany is the scientific study of plants. "Plants," to most people, mean a wide range of living organisms from the smallest algae to the largest of living things - the giant Sequoia trees. By this definition plants include algae, fungi, lichens, mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants.
Many people do not realize that most of the basic biological processes are the same in both plants and animals. Plants, however, are the primary producers and provide the necessary living requirements for the entire animal kingdom. Plants have intrigued people for thousands of years. They provide aesthetic beauty as well as materials for our basic needs.
One of the best things about plant science is the number of different specialties and career opportunities from which we can choose. This diversity allows people, with different backgrounds, aptitudes and interests, to find satisfying careers in plant biology.
Among the careers available to a person who enjoys outdoor are positions such as ecologist, taxonomist, conservationist, forester, or plant explorer. His work may take him to exotic lands. It may allow him to live and work outdoors. A person with a mathematical background might find biophysics, developmental botany, genetics, modelling, or systems ecology to be exciting fields. Someone with an interest in chemistry might become a plant physiologist, plant biochemist, molecular biologist, or chemotaxonomist. The department is rendering the service for the rural and downtrodden people in and around Tiruchirappalli by imparting higher education in Botany since 1982. The UG and PG laboratories are furnished with modern facilities, modern teaching aids.
The department has an eminent faculty working for the students and with various research activities carried out mostly in the areas of Medicinal plants, Phytochemistry, Tissue culture, Stress Physiology Plant Physiology Nanotechnology, Plant breeding, and Aero Biology.
A beautiful botanical garden with 125 local and endemic medicinal plants and an Arboretum is also being maintained.
Learn and conserve nature the best.
The department strives to produce nature conscious stewards of creation, improve employability skills and instill research instinct among students.