• Sree Siddaganga College of Arts , Science and Commerce For Women
    Affiliated to tumkur University, Recognized by Govt, of Karnataka
    Reaccredited by NAAC: B+ Grade
    Tumkur , Karnataka

Botany

 

VISION:
"Updating the young minds in a Learning atmosphere about the Knowledge of Plant Sciences for Human Welfare"

MISSION:

  • To develop extensive knowledge in different fields of Botany.
  • To develop creative thinking, scientific reasoning, competent knowledge to congregate the Global opportunities.
  • To develop realistic skills in the field of Applied/Allied aspects - Horticulture,  Floriculture and Nursery to facilitate entrepreneurships.
  • To create awareness on Therapeutic values of Medicinal plants for Human Welfare.
  • To employ newer approaches through professional ethics towards community development.

Brief History of the Department:

  • The department of Botany was established in the academic year 1982-83 under the headship of Prof. K.L.Radhamani
  • The department of Botany is having an area of 165 sq. mt. comprising of staff room, Laboratories (02), Museum and a preparation room.
  • Department is equipped with laboratory instruments of good quality, Glass -wares and chemicals.
  • Department is maintaining a ‘Department library’.
  • Students are accessible to make use of these books.
  • The department has initiated student’s projects, seminars on various issues both in science and technology, quiz in order to inculcate the General and Research interest and updating knowledge among the students at UG level.
  • The department uses special aids for identification of plants through punch cards, by artificial taxonomic keys and Herbaria.
  • The department has employed innovative teaching concepts through ICT. Besides, the department has internet facilities to update the knowledge among both teachers & students.
  • The department successfully completed a Minor research project on Ethno Pharmacological study of medicinal plants at Siddara betta—A religious Hillock of Tumkur during the years 2013-2015, Karnataka.
  • Department organized UGC Sponsored two day workshop on Techniques in Molecular Biotechnology and Bio-Informatics on 25th & 26TH August 2015
  • The department organizes guest Lectures periodically.
 
 
Head of the Department
Faculty Name: G. Chidananda Murthy
Designation: Assistance Professor & Head
Qualification: MSc.,M Phil.,
Contact No & Email: 9964096570
gcbotany@gmail.com
Area of Interest / Specialization: Paleo botany and palynology
Teaching Experience: P 28 years
Research Experience: 2 years, persuing Phd at priest university on "Interaction of Mycorrhiza on selected medicinal plants"
 
 
 
Faculty Name: J.B.Asharani
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Sc.,M.Phil., B.Ed
Contact No & Email: 9738706988
asharanisscw@gmail.com
Area of Interest / Specialization: Embryology, Ecology & plant physiology
RESEARCH TOPIC ON : Isolation, Purification, Characterization and Comparative study of peroxidase from different plant samples.
Teaching Experience: 12 years

SUPPORTING STAFF:

H.S.Gurusiddarameshwara
Experience: 9 years

 
 
Faculty Name: M.K.Kavya
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Sc
Contact No & Email: 8904908575
kavyamk250@gmail.com
Area of Interest/Specialization: Medicinal Plants and Cytology

Had undergone a 1 month project and training on the Physico-Chemical; Analysis of Avaragere Lake water,� Davangere University, Davanagere

Teaching Experience: 03 years
 
 
Faculty Name: Pruthvi.M.L
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.sc., B.Ed. , SLET.
Registered for PhD in the University of Mysore.
Contact No & Email: 7349440619
pruthvi.l.babu@gamil.com
Area of Interest/Specialization: Taxonomy and Ethanobotany.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: 4 years in the field of Phyto-chemistry, Anti-oxidants, Anti-inflammatory activity, Nano-particles synthesis and characterization.
Presentation of 8 papers at National conference
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 05 years
  • Taught MSc students (Plant physiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology) guided 4 Projects for MSc students, involved in 10 research projects, presently involved in 6 PG student� research projects in Yuvaraja college, Mysore.�
  • Life�member for Indian Science congress, Kolkata,West Bengal.
  • A karnatic vocalist.
  • Volunteer in Nirbhaya youth federation.
 
 
Faculty Name: Madhura.S
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.sc.,B.Ed
Contact No & Email: 9964028173
madhu.my3ss@ymail.com
Area of Interest/Specialization: ytology,Immunology,Genetics, Taxonomy,Medicinal plants
Teaching Experience: 06 years