Department of

Department Motto: “Preserve the environment for sustainable development”
  • The Department of Botany, established initially as the Department of Biology in 1965, was renamed as Department of Botany in 1999, after the de-linking of the Pre-Degree Courses from Arts and Science Colleges.
  •  The Model II B. Sc. Botany (Voc. Food Microbiology) programme was introduced in the year 1999. 
  • The Department also offers a PG programme in M. Sc. Food and Industrial Microbiology which was sanctioned under the UGC Innovative Programme for the period 2013-2018. The course has now been shifted to self financing mode from 2018-19 onwards.
  • The Department offers Open Course in Agribased Microenterprises to the students of Fifth semester BA/B.Sc. programmes
  • A Certificate Course in Baking and Confectionery was introduced in the Department in 2017-18.
  • Bridge Courses are offered to PG students who come from backgrounds other than biological sciences to overcome any barrier between subjects learned at the UG level

“Preserve the environment for sustainable development”

  • Develop an aptitude towards Science and Nature
  • Develop skill in experimental design, use of equipments, interpretation and analysis of data
  •  Appreciate the world of organisms and its course of evolution and diversity
  • Develop basic skills to study Botany in detail
  • To build up professionals in food analysis, teaching and R&D work Encourage students to formulate new technologies and  newer food products and its extension to industry level
  • Motivate students to emerge as successful entrepreneurs


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”- Aristotle Dear parents, students and well wishers, Greetings to you all from the Department of Botany, B K College For Women, Amalagiri. The students today face multifarious challenges during this pandemic situation. The pandemic has opened up new avenues and created new environments and new conditions for learning. Hence it is our duty to help them stay focused on learning with sound health, both mentally and physically. Over the years, the Department has provided the students with opportunities to explore and grow through situations that challenge them to identify their strength and reinforce them. I congratulate and thank the Management, Principal, faculty, students and parents for their strong sense of commitment, service and responsibility that has helped to transform this Department into a wonderful learning centre. Thank You Dr. Ambili P. Assistant Professor & HOD

Recent Development

The traditional education system is coupled with e- learning, which helps in the overall development of the students.

Department has full fledged laboratory for both UG and PG courses with sophisticated instruments like PCR machine, UV Spectrophotometer, Shaker Incubator, Cold Centrifuge, Deep Freezer, UV Transilluminator, Laminar Air Flow, Electrophoretic Apparatus etc.