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Established in 1979, the Department of Botany at PSGRKCW imparts both core and advanced concepts in Botany.

  • The program provides real-world experience to prepare graduates for success in academic and industrial settings.
  • It focuses on developing scientific thinking, critical problem-solving abilities, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • This combination of theory and practical experience allows graduates to thrive in a range of careers within the botany and plant sciences fields.

  • The Department is well-equipped with five laboratories, established with the support of the Management, DST FIST, UGC, and DBT are intended to provide students with ample working space, comfortable reclining, personal cabinets, and a supply of glassware, chemicals, high-end equipment’s and trained technical staff.
  • Laboratories are ICT -enabled and have facilitated access to online databases and the UGC INFLIBNET service.
  • Plant Tissue Culture Lab – Air-conditioned Plant tissue culture laboratory comprising media rooms, Culture rooms, and Growth chambers. A substantial amount of investigation on micropropagation of endangered medicinal plants and orchids is being carried out by our faculty members and research scholars.
  • Microbiology Lab – The Lab is well equipped with all instruments necessary for microbiological research and practicals’s such as Incubator, Autoclave, Centrifuge, Microscope (Compound microscope, electron microscope, fluorescence microscope and stereo microscope), Hot air oven, Hot plate, Analytical balance, pH meter, Deep freezer, Water bath, Homogenizer, Magnetic stirrer, Colony counter, Spectrophotometer, Biosafety cabinet, Laminar airflow hood. The lab is bifurcated into four areas; a sterilization room, Media preparation, culture room and disinfection.
  • Plant Biotechnology Lab- The Lab is equipped with all the necessary instruments required for Molecular research on testing and analysis of genetically modified organisms (GMO), genetic transformation of plants, and in vitro propagation techniques. Equipment such as high-speed centrifuges, ultracentrifuge, incubators and shakers, UV-spectrophotometers, Real-Time PCR, horizontal and vertical electrophoresis systems, gel documentation system, plant tissue culture room, and safety cabinets.
  • BIRAC EYUVA Lab -Established with the funding support of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India is equipped with a Fermenter, Ultracentrifuge, Trinocular Microscope, Shaking Incubator to facilitate research in the area of waste valourization with the production of eco-friendly microbial enzymes, biobutanol and microbial oil.
  • DBT Builder Lab - In recognition of the DBT Star Scheme, the DBT BUILDER level I program, is sanctioned. Lab comprises high-end equipment such as Floor-model Ultra Centrifuge, Refrigerated Centrifuge, and Nanodrop-Microspectrophotometer. The main focus area of research in this laboratory is plant-derived exosomes as an effective drug delivery system and also support interdisciplinary research.

  • Advanced curriculum, delving deep into specialized subjects The program aspires to produce intellectual and proficient botanists by enhancing their skills through advanced curricula like Plant Diversity, Cell and Molecular biology, Plant Biotechnology, Dietetics and Food preservation, Genetic Engineering, Bioinformatics, Energy Science, and Forestry.
  • Hands-on Experience with advanced instruments during practical classes
  • Experiential learning through field visits, internship programs, and industrial visits
  • Industry-offered Internship and Projects
    • Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai
    • The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Kanjikode, Kerala
    • ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirappalli
    • Tamil Nadu Petrochemical Ltd, Chennai.
    • Indian Institute of Food Processing and Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur
    • Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore
    • Sugarcane Breeding Institute (SBI), Coimbatore
    • Siddha Medicinal Plants Garden, Mettur
    • Centre of Bioscience and Nanoscience Research (CBNR), Coimbatore
    • Awe Care Private Limited Analytical and Research Laboratory, Erode
    • Sivasakthi Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd Coimbatore
  • Value Added Course/Job Oriented Course
    • Phytopharmaceutical Science with the Collaborating Partner: Sivasakthi Pharmaceuticals PVT Ltd and PSG IMS, Coimbatore.
    • Special opportunities that can be availed during the course
      • EYUVA UG Research Grant Fellowship are available during the UG Programme, through the submission of innovative ideas that will pave the way for future entrepreneurs. (Every year pitching session will be conducted comprising of five students per team and each student will receive Rs.2500/- per month)
      • 15 days Summer Internship Courses can be taken during the course in a foreign university like Oregon State University, Binghamton University, San Diego State University, University of Dar es Salaam, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
      • Coaching classes will be conducted for the preparation of CSIR-NET, GATE, and competitive exams
    • Global certification
      • Certificate course on Venoms and Poisons in collaboration with The University of Reading, London, UK
    • Online Certification
      • Swayam NPTEL
      • NASSCOM
      • ICT Academy
      • Coursera - online learning courses from top universities and industry leaders

    Employment Rate

    An impressive 85% of our M.Sc. Botany graduates find employment within graduation, indicating strong demand for professionals with expertise in botany and plant sciences.

    Top Job Roles

    Graduates from our M.Sc. Botany program pursue a variety of roles in academia, research, and environmental conservation. Here's a breakdown of the most common job roles and the percentage of alumni in each:

    • Research Scientist: 25%
    • Environmental Consultant: 20%
    • Botanical Garden Curator: 15%
    • Plant Taxonomist: 10%
    • Agricultural Scientist: 10%
    • Other roles (Lab Technician, Forest Ranger, etc.): 20%

    Industry Distribution

    Our alumni work across a range of industries, demonstrating the versatility of a botany degree. Here's the industry distribution for M.Sc. Botany graduates:

    • Research and Development: 30%
    • Environmental Services: 20%
    • Agriculture and Horticulture: 15%
    • Botanical Gardens and Arboretums: 15%
    • Other industries (Education, Pharmaceuticals, etc.): 20%

    Career Progression

    Many of our M.Sc. Botany graduates achieve career progression quickly. Approximately 25% reach senior-level or managerial positions within five years of graduation, indicating strong upward mobility in botany-related roles.

    Average Starting Salary

    The average starting salary for M.Sc. Botany graduates is approximately Rs. 3,00,000 to 6,00,000 per annum, with significant salary growth as they gain experience and specialize in specific roles.

    Advanced Degrees and Certifications

    A notable percentage of our graduates pursue advanced degrees or certifications to further their careers in botany or related fields. About 20% earn certifications in areas like Plant Taxonomy or Environmental Management, and 15% pursue advanced degrees such as a Ph.D. in Botany or related disciplines.

    Alumni Success Stories

    Our alumni network is extensive, providing valuable career support and mentorship. Many of our alumni have achieved notable success, including:

    • Leading research teams in major botanical institutions
    • Working as environmental consultants for major projects
    • Becoming curators at botanical gardens and arboretums
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