V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women

Department Of Botany

Mail ID - botanyvvvc@gmail.com

Objectives

♦To promote women's scientific knowledge of the world of plants.

♦To achieve economic and social empowerment.

♦To enable women to look at life scientifically and rationally and negate the notions of biological impurity , inferiority and powerlessness.

Faculty


Dr.(Mrs.) B.Karunai Selvi, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,PGDMBT.,Ph.D.,
Head & Assistant Professor
Dr.(Mrs.) R.Murugalakshmi Kumari, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,M.A.,Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Dr.(Mrs.) R.Sreebha, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor

Student's Oriented Service

     ♦Ward system
     ♦Career Oriented guidance
     ♦Training our students for self employment
     ♦Mushroom technology
     ♦Biofertilizer preparation

EXTENSION SERVICES

The village Chattireddiapatti , Kunthalamppatti , Azhagapuri and Meesaloor are adopted and the following extension activities are carried out.

     ♦Preparation of Vermi Compost
     ♦Preparation of Biofertilizers
     ♦Cultivation of Medicinal plants
     ♦Therapeutic values of Medicinal plants available in and around the adopted villages
     ♦Conservation of Medicinal plants
     ♦Assistance given to village people for getting the saplings of Medicinal plants from Sevaiyoor
     ♦Solid waste Management - Separation of degradable and biodegradable wastes.
     ♦Awareness programs on pollution and pollution control uses of Medicinal plants, Air pollution and Water pollution.

ECO CLUB ACTIVITIES

     ♦To protect our Mother Earth - 'Preserve Earth' Programs.
     ♦June 5th, Environment Day celebrations.
     ♦September 16th, Ozone Day celebrations
     ♦Waste monitoring programs - Vermi Compost.
     ♦"Say NO TO Plastics" and allied materials - Non-degradable waste materials.
     ♦Massive Tree Planting programs to fight against climate change & global warming.

HEALTHY PRACTICES

     ♦Study Tour
     ♦Field Work
     ♦Exhibition on Environment
     ♦Exhibition to School Students
     ♦Herbal Preparations

Future Plan

     ♦To maintain an Eco Park within the college campus
     ♦To maintain Herbal, Kitchen and Rock Gardens
     ♦Herbal exploration - Research and Development on Medicinal Herbs in and around Virudhunagar
     ♦To receive funds from UGC for Major Research Projects
     ♦Extension Activities - Biofertilizers, Biopesticides - Organic Farming and other Integrated Land Management practices in the Rural Areas (My Village Project)
     ♦Creating awareness on waste disposal systems in the nearby villages through eco-friendly technologies
     ♦Massive tree planting programs
     ♦Participation in Millennium development programs with regard to environment protection
     ♦Women development programs to enable women to lead a life of dignity with economic independence and self reliance
     ♦Entrepreneurship development and performance improvement programs to improve employability skills in the field of herbal medicine, Mushroom Cultivation, Spirulina culture and Bio-fertilizers.

Department Activities:

     ♦ 20.01.12 – Workshop has been conducted on “Green Health Therapy”.


Staff Achievement

     ♦ Mrs.P.Balagangathara Thilagam Head of the Department of Botany Won the Best Paper Presentation Award of cash Prize Rs.1000/– and a Crystal Shield at the International Conference held at Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, from 7.07.2011 to 09.07.2011.

     ♦ Mrs.P.Balagangathara Thilagam won the Best Paper Presentation Award at the National Conference conducted at Kamaraj College of Engineering & Technology, Virudhunagar on 21.07.2011 & 22.07.2011.

     ♦ Mrs.P.Balagangathara Thilagam has published a book entitled “Environmental Studies”.

   ♦ Mrs.P.Balagangathara Thilagam &   Dr.(Mrs.)B.Karunai Selvi have jointly published a book entitled “Objective Botany”.

Completed Minor Research Projects are

1.Isolation,Screening and Identification of Endophytic fungi from Medicinal Plants of Virudhunagar District for Antimicrobial and Antifungal activity.   PI.Mrs.P.Balagengathara Thilagam

2.Genetic improvement of phosphate solubilizing micro-organism and preparation of microbial inoculant using vermicompost as a carrier material.  PI-Dr.Mrs.B.Karunai Selvi

Ongoing Minor Research Projects is

Preparation of Novel Rhizoazophos Biofertilizer consortium and Evaluation of their shelf life in rice bran, coir pith and sugarcane trash.   PI-Dr.(Mrs.)B.Karunai Selvi