Activities during 2014-15

Regional Seminar
The department organized Botanica-2014 as a three day academic fiesta from 27-11-2014 to 29-11-2014. The first day started with a Seminar on Forest Resources and their Management. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr.Pramod G. Krishnan IFS, Conservator of Forests, Wildlife, Palakkad, Kerala, in a grand function presided over by our Principal. Dr.L.Thulaseedharan. Felicitations were offered by Shri.D.Premraj (Executive Member, SN Trusts), Dr.KLVivekanandan and Dr.Reena Ravindran. This was followed by the key note address on the topic “An Overview of Forest Resources Management in Kerala” by Dr.Pramod G. Krishnan. In the afternoon session, Dr. KH Amitha Bachan, Research Director, Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation,Thrissur, Kerala gave an invited lecture on “Conservation of Western Gahts in theory and Parcatice: Issuses, Challenges and the way ahead-in the Background of Gadgil-Kasthurirangan reports and new legislations such as FRA 2006”.
           
On the second day, we hosted an Exhibition on Plant Science Research and Homestead farming in collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Farming Systems Research Station, Kottarakkara& Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Sreekariyam. The Exhibition was inaugurated by Dr.P.G. Latha, Director, JNTBGRI, Palode. Dr.N. Mohanan, Sciestist-F & HeadGarden Management Division, JNTBGRI, gave an invited lecture on “Relevance of Biodiversity”. The exhibition was a grand success and students from several schools visited the same. Our department had also arranged a photo gallery on ‘Nature and its Beauty’. Our faculty made an elaborate presentation on “The Magical World of Plants” to the participants in the Seminar Hall. 

On the third day, we conducted a Workshop on Field Taxonomy for College Teachers and Research Scholars.Dr. P.S. Udayan, Assistant Professor of Botany, Sree Krishna College, Guruvayoor was the resource person. The invited lecture on “Field Taxonomy and its Relevance” was followed by Training on Basic Skills related to Field Taxonomy. The workshop was attended by 29 participants, which included teachers and research scholars from various colleges and the University Department of Botany.
           
The organizing committee members of Botanica 2014 were Smt S.Gadha (Convener), Dr B.S Suma (Co-convener), Dr Devipriya.V (Organizing Secretary) and   Dr K.R Kavitha (Co-ordinator).

Extension Activities

Campus Biodiversity Documentation

A book on the ‘The Campus Flora of Sree Narayana College, Chempazhanthy’ with photographic illustrations and descriptions of the flora is also under preparation for publication, as a part of the Biodiversity Documentation Programme initiated by the Department of Botany.


College Level Competitions
Onam Celebrations

Payasam making competition 3rd prize III DC Lekshmi.M.S, Surya.P.S & Anooja.S.B

Arts Fest

Essay writing- Malayalam 1st prize I DC Sujitha.L
Essay writing- English 3rd Prize I DC AthulyaRajan
Story Writing - Malayalam 3rd Prize II DC Athira A.B.
Folk Song- Group 2nd prize I DC Athira .A.S, SumiSundaresan, Vijayalekshmy, Neethu.A., Anaswara.V.S. & Sujitha L.

Activities during 2013-14

Class-wise PTA meetings were conducted in all semesters and parents attended the meeting. Progress achieved by the students and their weak areas were discussed.

Department Level Monitoring Committee Meetings for the FDP students were also conducted during this period to discuss the academic matters. The committee could effectively do the online enrolment and semester registration of the students. The committee could do the internal examinations and prepare the CE sheets in time. Committee analysed the semester results also during meetings.

The Faculty also participated in the University Examinations as Chairman/ Chief Examiner/ Additional Examiner.