Estd: 1958

KVR GOVT. COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

An Autonomous institution since 2015

Affiliated to Rayalaseema University

Email: kurnoolw.jkc@gmail.com, Telephone: 08518 - 221090, Fax: 08518- 234278

R.S. ROAD, NARASIMHA REDDY NAGAR, KURNOOL - 518004

Botany


BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT:

            KVR Govt College is the first women’s college in Kurnool which introduced the department of Botany UG courses in 1958 and PG course in 2015. UG with Botany, Zoology, Chemistry in both media (English and Telugu) and Bio technology combination (English medium) and PG with M.Sc. Botany.

            The department is having efficient faculty, well equipped laboratory, medicinal garden and till now had handled 61 batches of UG and 3 batches of PG with good result. Most of the alumni worked as faculty in the department. Lecturers are eminent and are actively involved in various committees of the college for effective decentralized governance. Most of the lecturers who worked in this department being alumni of this college actively involved in uplifting the department both in terms of academic and physical infrastructure which in turn helped in college development.

            In addition to the above, the department offers a certificate course on Nursery, Gardening and Floriculture for the final year students in the final semester for UG Courses. Study projects were also given to the students guided by the faculty in the areas which meet the needs of the present scenario of the society. Students and faculty of the Department actively participate inorganizing activities of Red Ribbon Club, Eco and Nature Club in addition to various NCC, NSS and WEC activities.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:

The Botany subject is offered with different combinations as follows:

Course

Combinations

B.Sc- BZC EM

Botany, Zoology and Chemistry

B.Sc.- BZC TM

Botany, Zoology and Chemistry

B.Sc.- Biotechnology EM

Botany, Biotechnology and Chemistry

M.Sc. Botany

Botany



HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT:

  • Well Equipped laboratory

  • All the faculty are well trained, eminent and efficient.

  • 4 Ph. D. faculty

All the Faculty are LMS presenters in AP CCE activities.

  • Organizes medical camps, science exhibitions and awareness programs by the students.

  • Organizes seminars and guest lectures by eminent personalities.

  • Conducts student seminars, E- assignment, elocutions, quiz programs, field projects and field visits as a part of co-curricular activities to improve the skills of the students and uplift the abilities of the students and also encouraging students to participate in workshops and summer projects.

  • Using effective ICT tools in teaching methods like animated picture, power point presentations and usage of bio-visual charts for easy understanding by students.

  • Maintaining Medicinal Plant Garden,Organic Farming and Vermicompost Units add a limelight to the department.

Best Practices of the Department:

Organising Environmental Awareness Activities and Developing Social Responsibilities in the students as best practices bring a personification to the department

  • Environmental awareness programmes like World Environment Day, World Ozone Day, Vana Mahotsav, World Water Day, World Wild life Week were organised every year by the Department.

  • Campaigns and Rallies on the eve of the above days along with Essay writing, elocution, Quiz, Painting and Poster Presentations were conducted to bring awareness on Environmental Protection.

  • In addition to the above, involvement of students and staff in Clean and Green Programmes, Swatch Bharat -Swasth Bharath activities, Green audits help in bring awareness in the society.

  • Every year students and staff of the department of Botany organize Celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in an eco-friendly manner in the campusin order to bring awareness in the students of Collegeand rallies were organised outside the college campus to aware the citizens as a part of social responsibility.

  • In addition to Educational tours, Industrial visits and Field tours, visits to orphanages was also practised every year in order to inculcate moralities, human values and social responsibility in the students.

Botany course is offered with different combinations as follows:

Course

Combinations

B.Sc – BZC( EM, TM)

Botany , Zoology & chemistry

B.Sc.-BZC-Biotechnology

Botany , Biotechnology& Chemistry