Department of Plant Science

                  Year of Establishment : 1977

Faculty Profile
Sl.No.
Name
Qualification
Designation
Specialization
1
Dr. Maribhat M.Sc., Ph.D. Associate Professor and Head  
2
Dr.K.K.Sivadasan M.Sc., Ph.D. Associate Professor  
3
Dr. Raman Kumar Dutta M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Ecology
4
Dr.Kathirvelu Sambandan M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D. Asst. Professor Applied Mycology, Plant Systematics, Biodiversity & Biotechnology
5
Dr.Natesan Payer Nadimuthu M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Asst. Professor Mycology
6
Dr. C.Bhasshkaran M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Asst. Professor Microbiology & Medical Botany
7
Dr.S.Anandanayaki

M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D.,

Asst. Professor Taxonomy, Plant Anatomy & Medical Botany
 

Departmental projects funded by DST - FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc. and total grants received

S.No
Title and sponsoring agency
Principal Investigator (s)
Period
Amount
1.
Studies on mycorrhizal associations on coastal saline soil….Karaikal (UGC –Minor Research Project) Dr.K.Sambandan
2005-07
80,000
2.
Effect of Brassinosteroids on growth and metabolism of …..saline soils of Karaikal (UGC–Minor Research Project) Dr. B. Vidhya Vardhini
2005-07
80,000
3.
Evaluation of Native soil P- solubilizing fungi…. Pondicherry (UGC –Minor Research Project) Dr.N. Nadimuthu
2005-07
91,000
4.
Invitro manipulation on induction of somatic embryos and characterization of cell lines against abiotic stress in a millet crop (UGC –Minor Research Project) Dr. Vikrant
2008-10
1,00,000
5.
Studies on phytodiversity of Karaikal District (U.T of Puducherry) and preparation of e-flora (UGC Major Research Project) Dr.K.Sambandan Principal Investigator Dr.N.Nadimuthu Co-investigator
2009-2012
9,13,573
6.
UBCHEA Project: Biodiversity and Conservation. Title : Screening of fungi for bioremediation to conserve the coastal ecosystem of Karaikal V. Vembarasi Student Investigator Dr.N. Nadimuthu Supervisor
3 Months
12,000
         
Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops/Programme
1 Regional seminar on Biosciences was conducted by the department on 07-03-2011 with more than 100 participants from various colleges.
2 Seminar on Recent Trends in Bioscience
3

Workshop on DNA Barcoding was conducted by the department on 16-02-2009 with more than 150 participants from various universities and colleges.

List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department

Prof. Dr. A. Gnanam, Former Chairman – NAAC
Prof. Dr. L. Kannan, Former Vice Chancellor, Thiruvalluvar University
Prof. Dr. K. Kathiresan , Director & Dean, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annalmalai University.
Dr. S. Raghupathy, Curator, FOBIS-ARK Herbarium, OAC Herbarium, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Dr. N. Jayabalan, Professor and Head, Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University
Dr. T.T. Ajithkumar, Senior Scientist, National Fish Genetic Resource Bureau (ICAR), Lucknow.
Dr. M. Ganesan, Scientist E, MARS, CSMCRI (CSIR), Mandapam, Ramanathapuram district
Dr. A. Panneerselvam, Professor and Head,Department of Botany and Microbiology, AVVM Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous) Poondi
Dr. R. Saravanamuthu, Associate Professor of Botany, AVC College (Autonomous), Mayiladuthurai
Dr. S. Ravikumar, Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies, Alagappa University
Dr. T. Thangaradjou Associate Professor, CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University.
Dr. A. Gandhi, Assistant Professor Department of Botany, DDE, Annamalai University
Dr. R. Balasubramanaian, Assistant Professor, CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University.
Dr. A. Ganesan, Head of the Department of Library and information Science, AVVM Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous) Poondi

Details of Infrastructural facilities
1.
Department Library : Available with 648 Books
2.
Internet facilities for Staff & Students : PCs with internet facility for all staff members and 4 PCs for Students
3.
Class rooms with ICT facility : 1 LCD Projector with internet connections.
4 Laboratory : Three Laboratory cum lecture halls are ICT enabled, in which one is established with interactive board