Brief History of the Department

Department of Botany came into existence and establishment as early as 1974 when B.Sc degree was introduced in the college with CBZ (Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) combination. The department was started by Prof. G. K Chandrashekarappa, in 1983 BZS (Botany, Zoology, Sericulture) combination was introduced to degree course. Both combinations attracted students who were keen and enthusiastic. Up to 2000 co-education was in practice but later the college became women's college. At present only girls are studying. The department has been served by illustrious professsors like S M Koder, K R Ayodhyanath, K Channabassapa, D. Nagaraj, Umabasappa, Dr. G Rajashekar, Dr. S Prathibha, Prof. K Sathyanarayana is the present head of the department (January 2007).

Seminars and workshop attended and conducted

  1. State level seminar- Environmental pollution and management-July 2005, JSS college (autonomus) Ooty road, Mysore.
  2. State level seminar-Advances in Biotechnology-August 2005, Saradavilas College, Mysore.
  3. State level seminar-Recent trends in Biotechnology-March 2006, Mata Amruthanandamayi College, Mysore.
  4. BOE member-2006, 07, 08, 09
  5. BOE Chariman- 2008
  6. BOS member- 2007,08,09
  7. Internal seminars, special lectures and group discussions are conducted in the department.