BOTANY

OVERVIEW

The Department of Botany is one of the oldest departments in the College, offering undergraduate course. Kuriakose Elias College was raised to a Senior College in 1967 with the introduction of undergraduate courses in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Economics and English. The introduction of the three year degree course in Botany in 1967 marks the birth of the Department of Botany. Department of Botany has introduced a self-financing post graduate program in botany. There are 4 faculty members in the aided stream, 1 non-teaching staff and 104 students in the department now.

GENESIS OF BOTANY

“Make this world a better paradise through green education and clean character formation.”

Pursuant to the inception as a Junior college on hillock of Mannanam, Kuriakose Elias College could do wonders after being bestowed with the halo of first Grade College. The Department of Botany is one of the oldest departments in the College, offering undergraduate course with ‘food microbiology’ as the elective paper. Kuriakose Elias College came into existence in 1964, with four batches of 292 pre-degree students, 15 members on the faculty and 8 members on the staff. In 1967, it was raised to a Senior College with the introduction of undergraduate courses in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Economics and English. The introduction of the three year degree course in Botany in 1967 marks the birth of the Department of Botany with Prof. O J Kuruvilla of S B College, Changanacherry at the helm till 1970. The department was fortunate to have well accomplished members in the faculty.  Prof. V.T Mathew joined the college on 1.7.64, after one year of service at Fathima Matha National College, Quilon. Prof. Mathew was promoted as the head of Department when the Department was officially established. Having been a student of Professor Emeritus Dr. C. V. Krishna Iyengar DSc., Mr. V. T. Mathew could easily provide the infrastructure of the laboratories, equip with the Library and modernize the museum. The association with Mr. K. S. Alexander, one of his bench mates, proved to be of much help in his inimitable style. Both are well known for the dedication and dexterity. Their relentless efforts have added crown of glory to the department. Thus secured the First rank when the college was affiliated to Kerala University. The goals and objectives of the Department are in conjunction with re-defined goals and objectives of the college.  Apart from these, achievements of academic excellence, imparting of current scientific knowledge, promoting scientific research, exposing the students to the latest developments in the field of service have also been aimed at by the Department.

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