The Department of Botany is one of the oldest departments in the College, offering undergraduate course with ‘food microbiology’ as the elective paper. Kuriakose Elias College came into existence in 1964 as a junior college with four batches of 292 pre-degree students, 15 members on the faculty and 8 members on the staff. In 1967 it was raised to a Senior College with the introduction of undergraduate courses in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Economics and English. The introduction of the three year degree course in Botany in 1967 marks the birth of the Department of Botany. Prof. V.T Mathew joined the college on 1.7.64, after one year of service at Fathima Matha National College, Quilon. Prof. O.J Kuruvilla joined the Department on deputation from S.B College, Changanacherry which is one of the oldest and biggest first grade colleges of this district. He left the Department after 2 years of service. Prof. V.T Mathew was promoted as the head of Department when the Department was officially established.
Prof. Varghese Thomas, Rev. Fr. Thomas A. Chandy and Prof. T.G Joseph joined the Department on 15.7.67, 1.7.69 and 16.9.69 respectively. Rev. Thomas A. Chandy and Prof. T. G. Joseph left the college after one year of service. Rev. Fr. Jose Puthenkaduppil and Prof. K. S Alexander joined the Department on 1.6.70 and 2.6.70 respectively. Rev. Fr. Jose Puthenkaduppil left college after two years of service and joined St. Dominic’s College Kanjirapally as its Principal.
Rev. Fr. Sebastian Palathara and Rev. Fr. P. J. Jacob joined the Department on 5.11.73 and 1.8.78 respectively. Rev. Fr. P.J Jacob left the college after one year of service and joined St. Joseph’s College Moolamattom. Now he is working as the principal of St. Aloysius College Edathua. In 1980 additional batches of pre-degree were sanctioned in the college. In 1981 undergraduate course in Zoology with Botany as one of its subsidiary subjects was also introduced. The increase in workload brought more teachers and staff to the college as well as to the Departments.
Goal & Objective
The goals and objectives of the Department are in conjunction with re-defined goals and objectives of the college. Apart from these, achievements of academic excellence, imparting of current scientific knowledge, promoting scientific research, exposing the students to the latest developments in the field of service have also been aimed at by the Department.
|Dr. V T Antony||9447810122||M.Sc., Ph.D. (HOD)|
|Ms. Jayalaksmi C V||M.Sc.|
|Ms. Priya Regunath||M.Sc. , B.Ed.|
|Ms. Reshma K Ramesh||9544033909||M.Sc.|
|Ms. Tinu Varghese||8592836731||M.Sc.|