Department of Botany


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


  • To enable women to look at life scientifically and rationally and negate the notions of biological impurity, inferiority and powerlessness.
  • To provide expert services in systematic botany and biodiversity conservation.
  • To enable women to lead a life of dignity with economic independence and self reliance
  • To develop institutional linkage and implement effective management system for the promotion and development of natural herbal product and natural fertilizer.
  • To achieve economic and social empowerment.


  • Mrs. P. Balagengathara Thilagam Gopalsamy Gold Medal Award for Zoology Major Students - I Rank in Botany Ancillary

Programmes offered

  • Ancillary Botany to Chemistry and Zoology Major Students

  • Ancillary Biology to Biochemistry Major Students

  • Non Major elective to all the UG II year students

Faculty Members

S.No. Name of the Faculty Designation
1Dr.(Tmty.) B.Karunai Selvi, MSc., B.Ed., M.Phil., PGDMBT., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor & Head
2Dr.(Tmty.) R.Murugalakshmi Kumari, M.Sc., M.Phil., M.A., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
3Dr.(Tmty.) R.Sreebha, M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor

Succession List of Head of the Department

S.No. Name of the Faculty Year
1Mrs. S. Sarojini,1967-2002
2Mrs. N. Kalavathy, 1968-2006
3Dr.(Mrs.) P. Balagengathara Thilagam, 1977-2013

Achievements of the Department

Department Strength

  • Training our students on skill development and self employment areas like mushroom cultivation technology, biofertilizer production and compost preparation
  • Identification of Non-Flowering group – Bryophytes
  • Identification of Angiosperms

Faculty Achievements

Dr. (Mrs.)B. Karunai Selvi

  • Completed two minor research projects funded by UGC.
  • Genetic improvement of phosphate solubilizing micro-organism and preparation of microbial inoculant using vermicompost as a carrier material (2009-2011).

  • Preparation of Novel Rhizoazophos Biofertilizer consortium and Evaluation of their shelf life in rice bran, coir pith and sugarcane trash (2014-2016).

Dr. (Mrs.)R. Murugalaskhmi Kumari

  • Completed one minor research projects funded by UGC.
  • Studies on the impact of heavy metal ions on the growth, biochemical and enzyme characteristics of crop plant (2015-2017).

Dr. (Mrs.)R. Sreebha

  • Published a book on “Bryoflora of Indhira Gandhi National Park In Anamalais Hills”, India, 2018. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh Pub., New Connaught Place, Dehra Dun, India. ISBN 978-81-211-0979-6.

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Notable Alumni

  • Ms. C. Chitra Prabha, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Lady Doak College, Madurai
  • Mrs. B. Balajothi, Ph.D., Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Trichy.

Address : Dr.(Mrs.) B. Karunai Selvi, MSc., B.Ed., M.Phil., PGDMBT., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor & Head,
Department of Botany(Regular),
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women,
Virudhunagar 626 001.

Mail Id

Extension Number:
94890 88714