Brief profile of the Department
Dr. A. Gnanam joined the Department of Biology as a Reader in 1969 and initiated a research unit of Plant Sciences with two lecturers. In 1973, he became Professor and Head until 1985. Prof. Gnanam was instrumental in establishing DST Centre for ‘Photosynthesis’. Dr. G. Kulandaivelu joined in 1971 as a lecturer and became Prof. and Head and served the department until 2007. Many well-known botanists like Drs. Padmanabhan, Seeni, Daniel, Bhardwaj, Salil Bose,MannarMannan, Anukanth, A. K. Gupta, Kailash Paliwal, Manoharan and P. Sudhakar Swamy served and contributed for this Department Development. Currently this Department is actively engaged in Research and Teaching with two Faculty members.