The Department has started its Degree course in 1955 and P.G. in 1966. The University recognized it as a Research Centre in 1990. Since its inception, the department has maintained a very high profile in teaching and research in Kerala. The department offers Plant Genetic Resources Management as an elective paper at the Degree-level. Biotechnology is being offered as a special paper for M.Sc. The Department has signed an MOU for collaborative research in association with Coconut Development Board for “Identification of Elite Coconut Palms in Pathanamthitta District”. The Department has been engaging two ongoing major projects and three minor projects, funded by UGC and KSCSTE. Two major projects have been awarded by KSCSTE recently. Department is engaging research in many advanced areas of plant science including biotechnology, plant anatomy, soil algae, soil fungi, phytoplankton, pollution assessment, mycorrhizae, mangrove biota, biodiversity etc. The department is equipped with student and research microscopes with photographic facilities, spectrophotometer, Tissue culture laboratory, Laminar flow chambers, Electrophoretic apparatus, Digital and film cameras, Algal & Fungus culture collection centre, herbarium, Polyhouse, botanical garden for teaching and research. Department also subscribes front line national and foreign journals in botany. An exclusive computer laboratory with printing and scanning facilities and class room all networked and connected to WiFi are available. Regular field trips to Western Ghats, Sea coast and institutes are conducted for on field experience.
Vision: “To be a leading and vibrant centre of excellence for teaching and research; and develop an eco-friendly loving community.” Mission: To provide a conducive learning environment for quality education and training, stimulate innovative research and technology development, consultancy, community service for improved livelihood and sustainable development.
Ph.D. in Botany
Certificate Course in Mushroom Cultivation
I completed my UG & PG from here. Excellent teachers and massive resources are the main pillars of our department. I always received care and proper guidance from our teachers. I always feel proud to be a part of this department.
Good infrastructure with all the modern facilities. Well qualified and experienced teachers to impart scientific temperament. supporting non-teaching staffs. Guiding in academic and non-academic areas and also provided insights about various opportunities.
My name is Jisna Jaison and I am a pass-out student of the Department of Botany (2015-2020) of Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta. I am pleased to provide you with my feedback about the department. My overall experience to date has been amazing, and the department having an incredible infrastructure. The department provides whole facilities for effective learning and empowered me with several opportunities to prosper and explore my skills. Proper Field study and practical sessions bring the class more lively and inculcate interest in each student for studying plant science. I have always found a positive and healthy environment and the teachers are highly supportive. They also tried to sustain a good relationship with the students. Faculties enable us to develop scientific attitudes and they are highly dedicated ones too. I'm highly thankful to be part department and college. It has added several values in my life .
The department is student-friendly and with a lot of study resources like Herbarium, Ginger Garden, library and efficient lab facility. Teachers are so friendly and cooperative. It's only through their guidance and effort, I was able to secure such good marks. It was such a wonderful experience being the student of Botany department, Catholicate college, Pathanamthitta.
I am a former PG student of Catholicate college. Best supporting faculties, infrastructure and good learning environment. I am so happy to be a part of this college.
Teaching staff is very helpful and cooperative. They take their lectures regularly. They also give extra time to students for clearing their doubts. Well maintained lab facilities to meet our academic needs.
Our department is among the top best botany departments of Mahatma Gandhi University. Department facilities like the well-equipped laboratory and department library are up to the mark. Cath herbarium, Ginger Garden and phycotechnology lab further enhance our curiosity about the research aspects. Above all, our faculties are friendly and dedicated to motivating and inspiring us to excel in our studies.
The best institute for fulfilling your dreams.A place where knowledge become your life and passion.It is more like a family. Thankyou Teachers.
My dear alma mater gave me most cherished years of my life. Five years of studentship here gave me very supportive teachers not only in my studies but in my life itself. I got my best friends from here. My college and my Botany department being the best forever.
It was a great journey of academic life here at Botany Department of Catholicate College. Studying here enabled me to widen my horizon. The unwavering support of the faculty, propelled me to be successful. This department gave me a proper foundation for my career.
I am thankful to all the faculty members for their continuous support and guidance and also for inspiring me at every step throughout my journey. I cherish every moment spent at Catholicate college. The college, especially Botany department has provided me with a number of opportunities to grow and explore my skills.I feel proud and previleged. The two years spent here was splendid and has helped me excel professionally as well as personally. The faculty support was over and beyond limits with strong intentions to mould us to perfection.