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DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY & PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

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COURSES OFFERED

PG COURSES

M.Sc Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology

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PG 2018

PG 2021

Sanctioned Strength:

PG: 20

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION:

 

Candidates for admission to the first year of the degree of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology courses should be required to have passed B.Sc Botany / Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology course of study for a period of not less than three academic years, passed the examination of all six semesters prescribed.

 

Student progression (Placement & Higher studies)

Year

No of students placed

No of students taken up higher studies

2017-2018

3

3

2018-2019

3

6

2019-2020

3

3

2020-2021

3

 

Some of the Research projects undertaken by the final year students as part of the curriculum

Year

Title of the Project

2017-2018

  • Study on effect of extracts of Aloe vera (L) Burm. F.     and Azadirachta indica A.Juss on Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm developed on soft contact lenses.
  • Effect of Vegetable peel and dry flower as a natural     fertilizer on the growth of          Vigna radiate.

2018-2019

  • Insilico docking study of phytocompounds present in garlic and ginger.
  • Bioremediation of Chromium by an indigenous organisms

2019-2020

  • Extraction of Natural   dyes from different plants parts for dyeing of silk and cotton.
  • Comparative studies of Bio ethanol production from different varieties of banana pool.  

ACHEIVEMENTS

Activities

S.No. 

Date of the Event 

Title of the Workshop/Seminar/Webinar/FDP 

Category (National/International/State) 

Name of expert(s) invited along with name of Institution(s) 

1 

27th November 2017 

One day Workshop on “Phytochemical Techniques” 

Regional 

Inaugural by Dr. R.Ravindhran, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Loyola College. 

2 

28th November 2017 

Tmt. Keser Chander Endowment Lecture on “Food is Medicine” during our Annual Association ‘LANTANA 2017 

Regional 

Dr.G. Sivaraman, Chief Siddha Physician, The Arogya Health Care, Chennai. 

3 

29th January 2018 

Interactive Lecture in Botany- Trends and Perspectives 

Regional 

Dr.D. Narasimhan, Associate Professor (Retired), Madras Christian College. 

Dr. S. Sundaramoorthy, Assistant Director (Plant Pathology), Regional Plant Quarantine Station. 

4 

3rd March 2018 

Carcinoma 

Regional 

Dr. Eshwari Addala, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. 

5 

23rd and 24th of July 2018 

Two days Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Carving skills – “Vegetable Carving” 

Regional 

Dr. Chef. Vinoth Kumar, Sai International Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai. 

6 

23rd August 2018 

Tmt. Keser Chander Endowment Lecture during our Annual association ‘LANTANA 2018 

Regional 

Dr. K. Rajeshwari, Managing Director, Bioklone Biotech Private Limited, Golden jubilee biotech park, Siruseri, Chennai. 

7 

7th and 8th February 2019 

National Conference and Exhibition on “Herbal Biodiversity and Health Management-New Strategies and Approaches” (HBHM-2019) sponsored by NBA, TNSCST, TANSCHE 

National 

Inaugural: Dr.V.Balakrishnan, Member Secretary, Kerala State Biodiversity Board 

Presidential Address: Dr. Pushpa Kumari, Scientist, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkatta. 

Key note Address: Dr. N.Mathivanan, Head, CAS in Botany, University of Madras. 

Valedictory Address and Plenary Lecture: Dr. Ashok Kumar, Scientist and Head, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. 

8

9th March 2019

Guest lecture on “ Principles of Neuropathy, its role as an alternate system of medicine and its benefits on our Health”

Regional 

Mrs. N.Hema Bharathi, Neurotherapist

Mr. R.Thyagarajan, Neurotherapy Consultant.

9

25th March 2019

Innovative guest lecture on “Pharmacognostic Research updates on Nutraceuticals-  The Food Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

Regional

Dr. V. Gopal, Principal, College of Pharmacy Registrar Academic, Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of  Health Sciences, Government of Puducherry.

10

19th September 2019

Tmt. Keser Chander Endowment Lecture on “Cell Signaling” during our Annual association ‘LANTANA 2019

Regional

Prof. S.Niranjali Decaraj, Professor Emeritus, Former Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Chennai

11

31st January 2020

Corona Pandemic – An insight on Facts and Challenges as an awareness programme

Regional

Dr.Vijayalakshmi, Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and Hospital Infection Control, SIMS Hospital, Chennai

12

17th and 18th February 2020

International Multidisciplinary Conference on Biosphere Conservation Emerging Vistas in Sciences, Economics and Tamil Literature (BEST)

International

Chief Guest: Dr. N. Mathivanan, Director, CAS in Botany.

Release of Conference Proceeding by Amutha Arul , Sub Editor, Africa Tamil Chaaral Journal, Founder L.A.Jeeni Training Centre, Tanzonia, East Africa.

13

5th June 2020

National Webinar organized (Google meet) on Combating ailments by Siddha medicine Acupuncture and Varmam

National

Dr.S.Rajareega, M.A, M.D.(Acupuncture), Founder, Green World Trust and Proprietrix, Raasi Organic Farm, Sivagangai.

14

March 2021

Tmt. Keser Chander Endowment Lecture during our Annual association ‘LANTANA 2020

Regional

Dr. S. Paulsamy, Associate Professor and Head, PG and Research Department of Botany,

Dean, Academic and R&D,

Kongunadu Arts and Science College

Coimbatore

 

 

ANY OTHER ACCOLADES:

  • I PG students presented posters at “International Conference on Novel Antibiotic Resistance Breakers and Diagnostic Biomarkets” organized by School of Life Sciences, B.S. Abdur  Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, 2018.
  • I PG student won first prize for Paper presentation held in Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts & Science, 2018.
  • I and II PG students exhibited Models in a stall on “Medicinal plants for animal and human health” at the Chennai Science Festival, 2019 at Birla Planetarium Complex.
  • II PG students won first and third prizes in Poster presentation at National Conference and Exhibition on “Herbal Biodiversity and Health Management – New Strategies and Approaches (HBHM – 2019), organized by Department of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai.
  • I and II PG students won overall trophy in the Intercollegiate competitions held in the Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai.
  • II PG students participated in the Interactive Session on “Youth and Sustainable Development” with Prof. M.S.Swaminathan from 7th to 9th August 2019, organized by M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation. 
  • I PG students were taken on a study tour to Kodaikanal for Plant collection, 2017
  • II PG students were taken to Wayanad to visit the M.S.Swaminathan Research Institute, 2018. 
  • I and II PG students were taken on a study tour to M.S.Swaminathan Research Institute, Wayanad and Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal, Wayanad, 2020. 

 

 

PLACEMENT DETAILS 

 

Batch 

No.of Students Placed 

Name of the Students Placed 

Company Name 

2015-2016 

3 

Chandravadhani. G 

GLO Links, Anna Nagar East, Chennai –600 102. 

Suganya. N 

Refrigerators & Home appliances Pvt. Ltd. Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002. 

Sindhu. S 

Everwin Matric. Hr. Sec. School, Kolathur, Chennai – 600 099. 

2016-2017 

2 

Raji.R. Nair 

Everwin Vidhyashram, Kolathur, Chennai -600 099. 

Santhoshima .D 

Pinkz Public School, Arni-Polur Main Road, Kasthambadi, Polur Taluk, Tamil Nadu – 606 903 

2017-2018 

3 

Shafiqa Kauser. A 

Pon Vidyashram, Mandevelipakkam, Mandaveli, Chennai – 600 028. 

Deepa. M 

Access Heailthcare, Chennai 

Swetha. S 

Scientific Publishing Services,Chennai -600 004. 

2018-2019 

3 

Sindhu Bharathi. V 

Miramed Ajuba Solutions Pv Ltd. Tidal Park, Chennai – 600 113. 

Bhavathi. N 

Apollo Hospitals, 21, Greams Lane, Chennai – 600 006. 

Sandipta Paul 

Kendriya Vidyalaya, CRPF, Avadi, Chennai – 600 065. 

2019-2020 

3 

Jayashri. D 

Scientific Publishing Services, No. 6 &7, 5th street, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai Chennai – 600 004. 

Makalakshmi. K 

Scientific Publishing Services, No. 6 &7, 5th street, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai Chennai – 600 004. 

Saranya 

Spanex Global service, 2nd Floor 6B, PMR Towers, Menambedu Main Road, Ambattur- 600 098 

FACULTY PROFILE

Dr.T.MYTHILI

Qualification: M.Sc. M.Phil. Ph.D. SET

Designation: Associate Professor and Head of the Department

Years of Experience: UG: 1 PG: 25

Area of Specialization: Phytochemistry, Mycology

Email-ID: mythili_t@ethirajcollege.edu.in

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Ms. SANJANA JULIAS THILAKAR

Qualification: M. Sc., M. Phil

Designation :Assistant Professor

Years Of Experience : PG: 6 Years & 5 months 

Area Of Specialization : Ecology, Algology.

Email ID: sanjanajuliasthilakar@ethirajcollege.edu.in

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Mrs. S. NARMATHA

Qualification: M. Sc., M. Phil

Designation: Assistant Professor

Years Of Experience:PG: 6 Years & 5 months

Area Of Specialization: Algology, Pathology.

Email ID: narmatha_s@ethirajcollege.edu.in

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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

ABOUT US

The Department aspires to provide value based education, imparting the ideals of academic excellence, sense of discipline and high ethical values, leading to the development of an integrated outstanding personality. 

The Undergraduate course in Botany was established in the year 1964 and upgraded as Postgraduate Department in 1993 under Self Finance Stream. During the year 2003, to cope up with the increasing knowledge in Biotechnology the course was renamed as Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology. With a dedicated band of faculty, the department offers quality education not only to promote the subject knowledge among the students but also to make them a holistic personality. 

The department has seen the glory of its growth and development from the day of its inception. As a mark of 25 years of completion a National level Conference and Exhibition on “Herbal Biodiversity and Health Management-New Strategies and Approaches (HBHM)” was organized in February, 2019. 

National and International level Conferences, Workshops, Endowment lectures etc. have been organized frequently for the students to update their knowledge in the subjects which also improve their learning ability. It provides a platform for the students to exhibit their presentation and communication skills. 

Research project, a part of the curriculum is done by the students in different subjects like Algology, Cytogenetics, Herbal Botany, Molecular Biology, Mycology, Pathology, Physiology, Phytochemistry, Bioremediation, Tissue Culture, Environmental Biology, Nanotechnology, Natural dyeing and Bioinformatics. Students are motivated to participate in the Inter-collegiate competitions conducted by various city colleges and they have won prizes and overall shields. 

Internship programme was included in the curriculum as a career development programme which imparts real work experiences that provide students with opportunities to explore the interest and develop professional skills. They have done internship in various reputed organizations like Botanical Survey of India, Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Regional Plant Quarantine Station, CLRI, IMPCOPS, Aavin, Government Museum, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced studies, etc. for a period of 30 days during the vacation. 

During the year 2009 – 2010 and 2010 – 2011 two of our student project proposals were accepted and sanctioned under TNSCST projects scheme which add credits to our scientific proficiency. 

Our students are serving as administrative officers in Government organizations, held successful position in public and private sectors, positioned as scientists and researchers in renowned institutes, teachers in colleges, schools, women entrepreneur and some are pursuing their higher education. 

With the committed band of teachers, we hope that the Department will Bloom, Prosper and reach its greater heights of Success. 

Let us Learn and Blossom Together! 

Department Email ID: pbpb1332@ethirajcollege.edu.in

 

ETHIRAJ COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

ADDRESS
70, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore,Chennai 600008, Tamilnadu, India

PHONE
+(91)-44-28279189

EMAIL
principal@ethirajcollege.edu.in

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