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Education dialogues on Collaborative research and NEP  |     Neela Kurinji photo Exhibition in association with Kerala Biodiversity Board  |     Anti-drug campaigning  |     CURIOSITY COUNCIL CELEBRATES INNOVATION WEEK  |     ALUMNI MEET 2022- 1st October 2022  |     Two-day national workshop on algal biology- 27th & 28th September 2022  |     Onam Celebration 2022  |     Certificate Course on Fruit Preservation Techniques  |     Results of National Photography Competition announced...  |     Walk with Lensman.... Celebrating World Photography Day  |     INNOVATION AMBASSODORS MEET UP  |     Catholicate College inks Student Exchange MoU with Delhi Colege  |     MoU signed with Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences for students exchange and research collaborations  |     Gokul Kumar,D3 Botany (2022) secured A Grade for Photography competition in M.G University Youth festival “Wake up Call 2022”.  |     Gokul G Nair discovered two new fungal species... Congratulations  |     Organised a National Webinar on NEP 2020 in collaboration with Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Newdelhi, Baselios College, Kottayam, KG College,Pampady & St.Stephens College,Pathanapuram  |     MoU signed with KDISC  |     Entepazhathottam programme at schools begins  |     George Oommen Thomas & Aathira Anil took second rank in Final year BSc Botany Degree 2022  |     2022-23- Exhibition of Spices- in association with Spices Board, Govt of India  |     2022-23- Extension Seminar in connection with World Environment day- In association with Spices Board  |     2022-23- Establishment of Medicinal Garden at Samshti, Maramon  |     The record for making the maximum Maximum number of flowers on CDs was set by Jithy M. T., Alumnus of the department. She got International Book of Records.. Congratulations   |     MoU with DoECC  |     Summer School Programme in Botany  |     Prototypes are released... Phycoscrapper, Algaloxygenator, Wee app...  |     Three MoU signed with Barton Hill Engineering College, TVM  |     National Idea Competition 2021 organized by Curiosity Council  |     MoU signed with CET, TVM   |     MoU signed with Zarrah Biotech, Thrissur   |     MoU signed with TIES, Kottayam   |     Certificate Course on Mushroom Cultivation  |     Talk with Alumni-Monthly Interaction Programme with Students  |     Research Collaborations with Ramanujan College & Baskaracharya College, University of Delhi  |     Co Incubation Centre of BIIC, MG University  |    

Faculty Achievements

New to Science New Taxa Described

  1. Amomum andamanicum V.P. Thomas, M. Dan& M. Sabu (Blumea 55, 2010: 295-299).
  2. Amomum nilgiricum V.P. Thomas&M. Sabu (Phytokeys 8, 2012: 99-104).
  3. Hedychium nagamiense Sanoj, M. Sabu & V.P. Thomas (Bangl. J. Pl. Taxon 18(2) 2011: 169-176).
  4. Chlamydomonasovoidae Ray & TT Binoy (Res. J. Soil Biology 4: 2012.42-68.)
  5. Cylindrocystischavarae Ray & TT Binoy (Res. J. Soil Biology 4: 2012.42-68.)
  6. Peniumgregoriouse Ray & TT Binoy (Res. J. Soil Biology 4: 2012.42-68.)
  7. Royacatholicatae Ray & TT Binoy (Res. J. Soil Biology 4: 2012.42-68.)
  8. Stichococcusthannithode Ray & BinoyTT  (Res. J. Soil Biology 4: 2012.42-68.)
  9. Chlamydomonasdeasoniivar. micro Ray & Binoy TT (Res. J. Soil Biology 4: 2012.42-68.)
  10. Oscillatoriathannithode Ray & Binoy TT  (Research J. Soil Biology 4:2012.42-68)
  11. Amomum agastyamalayanum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu (Edinburgh J. Bot. 69(2): 2012. 313-321).
  12. Amomum newmanii M. Sabu & V.P. Thomas (Edinburgh J. Bot. 69(2): 2012. 313-321).
  13. Amomum carnosum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu (Kew Bulletin 67: 2012.549-553)
  14. Amomum sahyadricum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu (Novon 22: 2013.321-324)
  15. Amomum dampuianum V.P.Thomas, M.Sabu & H.Lalramnghing.(Nordic J. Bot.31:561-568)
  16. Amomum mizoramense M. Sabu, V.P. Thomas & L. Vanchhawng (Nordic J Bot 31:5.2013.61-568)
  17. Amomum sabuanum V.P. Thomas, Nissar & U. Gupta (Phytotaxa 159(2):2014.122-126)        
  18. Amomumkingiivar. oblongum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu (Phytotaxa220(1): 2015.089–094)
  19. Amomummeghalayense V.P. Thomas, M.Sabu&Sanoj (Phytotaxa245(2): 2016.178–182) 
  20. Arundinellamuthikulamensis Sunil, K.M.P. Kumar & V.P. Thomas (Webbia72(1):101–104) 
  21. IsachnemanilalianaSunil, K.M.P. Kumar & V.P. Thomas (Webbia72(2): 2017) 
  22. AmomumnagamienseV.P. Thomas & M. Sabu (Taiwania 64(1): 9-12: 2019) 
  23. GlobbakanchigandhiiA. Joe & M. Sabu (Taiwania 64(1): 4-8: 2019)
  24. Amomum subulatum‘Dzongu’V.P. Thomas, M.Sabu(Rheedea 19 (1&2) 2009: 25-36)
  25. Amomumsubulatum‘Green Golsey’ V.P. Thomas, M.Sabu(Rheedea19 (1&2) 2009: 25-36
  26. Amomum subulatum‘Sawney’ V.P. Thomas, M.Sabu(Rheedea 19 (1&2) 2009: 25-36)
  27. Amomum subulatum‘Seremna’ V.P. Thomas, M.Sabu(Rheedea 19 (1&2) 2009: 25-36)
  28. Amomumsubulatum ‘Varlangey’V.P. Thomas, M.Sabu(Rheedea19 (1&2) 2009: 25-36)
  29. Trentepohliagaviensis Binoy T T, Bhagya MV & VP Thomas(Taiwania. 2019.64.103)
  30. Eolimna minima var. undulatae Ray & TT Binoy. (The Journal of Ecology 465- 475,2016)
  31. PrillieuxinaaporosaeG. N. Gokul, J. Thomas & N. Mathew (Phytotaxa487 (2). 2020:177.)



Name of the Faculty

Name of Award

Awarding Agency



Dr. Thomas VP

Dr. S. Vasudev Award

Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment



Dr. Thomas VP

Kerala Science Congress- Best Poster Award

Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment



Dr. Thomas VP

Indian Biodiversity Congress- Best Poster Award

Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action



Dr. Thomas VP

International Association of Plant Taxonomy Award

International Association of Plant Taxonomy



Dr. Thomas VP

Dr. C. Chandrasekharan Memorial Gold Medal

Kerala Forest Research Institute



Dr. Binoy T. Thomas

Best paper presentation Award- ICNSE

ICNSE, Dubai



Dr. Binoy T. Thomas

Thomas Edison Award

International Journal of Agriculture



Dr. Thomas VP

Fellow of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (FIAT)

Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy



Dr. Thomas VP

Rolla S. Rao Award

Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy



Dr. Binoy T Thomas received the fellowship from the Indian National Science Academy in the year 2022 


1. A new Species of Black Mildew Causing Fungus Meliola konniensis (Meliolales) from Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, India

2. A new species of Ectendomeliola (Meliolales) from Western Ghats, India

Best poster presentation Award

Dr.Nisha Joseph secured 2nd position in poster presentation at National level on Conservation, Management and Utilization of Horticultural Genetic Resources for livelihood and Nutrional security dated  Nov 22-26, 2021 organized by ICAR-IIHR Bangalore.

Ginger House- Lead Investigator- Dr. Thomas VP

Established in 2016 with the financial assistance of KSCSTE

Phycotechnology Laboratory- Lead investigator- Dr. Binoy T Thomas

Established in 2016 with the financial assistance of KSCSTE