Department of Plant Science

About The Department

Appreciating the growing importance and increasing scope for botany worldwide, the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University has recently (Since June 2014) commenced the Department of Plant Science to impart higher education at postgraduate level and to conduct thrust-based research at doctoral and post-doctoral levels to expand the horizons in botany and to cater the needs of best trained young professionals in the field of plant biology and biotechnology.

The M.S. University, located closer to the Southern Western Ghats as well as to the East and West Coasts, provides great opportunities to explore the unique biodiversity, bioprospecting and conservation of the rare and endemic plants – through direct field and lab-based learning with equal importance for practical oriented classroom education. With the ambient learning atmosphere and necessary (modern) facilities with classical herbarium, modern analytical lab and computer systems, the focused botany students and scholars with keen interests and passions in plants may find it an ideal and inspiring centre to learn, grow, branch out and flourish.


To Elevate Teaching, Learning and Research in Plant Science as the epitome of human survival, sustenance of other organisms and natural resources with practical and field based activity

Aim and Objectives

  • To provide equal credit for theoretical and practical/field based systematic learning
  • To inculcate postgraduate research oriented scholarship with comprehensive understanding of both basic and advanced areas of plant science
  • To offer cognition towards international competition and out reaching students knowledge for global requirement
  • To reach the unreached and needy by extension activities from the embodiment of research findings


  • Creating student friendly atmosphere in the classroom and laboratories
  • Providing all basic requirements in the classroom and laboratories for comfortable teaching and learning
  • Generating sufficient opportunities for students assignments and seminar presentations with an epitome of inquisition
  • Providing Equal opportunity, Unbiased treatment and valuations of students’ performances to motivate enthusiastic learning
  • Organising frequent special lectures with an umbrella of intellectual and subject experts for better student interaction and discussions
  • Furnishing a common platform for scholars and students to teach and learn the basics and advances in plant science by organising workshops/training programs/seminars/conference of international repute

The Department is propelled by a dynamic vibrant team of well qualified and experienced faculty with expertise and competence in various specializations. The department also has well equipped modern modular labs with all necessary facilities for conducting state-of-the-art research work in plant science, and plant biotechnology, besides the facility for frequent field visits, a library/ information centre and Wi-Fi connected systems & software. The constantly updated curriculum, continuous performance appraisal and feedbacks, and regular career counseling are ideally designed to help the aspiring students to get through any competitive exams like CSIR, IFS, SLET/ NET, UPSC, and civil service exams.

In addition, frequent seminars/workshops/conference/symposia/ training programmes etc. conducted in the campus will certainly help fascinated students to get rich exposure and valuable experience to keep abreast of the recent developments and update their knowledge. To make the students more competent and confident, the multidisciplinary approach as well as the scope for training in personality development and communication skills are given importance. Emphasis has been on active self-learning with more seminars, assignments but special lectures by professionals / specialists / experts are also arranged regularly for more exposure. Extra care and support provided to help the meritorious students to apply and get all relevant scholarships / fellowships / assistantships during and after the pursuit of their education / research.