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Botany

Fatima Mata National College (Autonomous), Kollam

Research

Research

Sustainable use of plant resources of the southern Western Ghats is the thrust area of research in the department, and the projects ongoing, submitted, and the dissertations submitted are discussing issues related with the thrust area. 

Aims & Objectives of the Research Centre

  1. The vision is to make the centre, a place of excellence in botanical research.
  2. The centre aims primarily at advanced research in various aspects of Plant Science with a special emphasis on Plant Biotechnology.
  3. It also plans to take up projects on the Plant Based Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Value Added Product Development, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Development of Innovative Agricultural Practices, Biodiversity Monitoring, Plant Systematics and Bioinformatics.
  4. Cater to the needs of the student community by providing facilities and guidance in the field of Higher Education.
  5. To serve as a centre for disseminating novel and innovative concepts and ideas in the field of plant science.

DETAILS OF RESEARCH SCHOLARS (Full Time)

  • Ms Sayoojya 
  • Ms Athira
  • Ms Surya
  • Ms Siji V
  • Mr Subhash
  • Ms Devi
  • Ms Renju Ammu Joseph
  • Ms Aiswaria


Research Guides :

  1. Dr. Sophiammal Nettar P. 
  2. Dr. Shaiju P.N.
  3. Dr B Sinilal
  4. Dr. A.S. Rubin Jose

Completed Projects

  1. ‘Studies on the marine brown algal species of Kerala
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Sophiammal Nettar P
    Funded by UGC
  2. ‘Improvement of infrastructural facilities in Botanical Garden’ Principal Principal Investigator : Dr. Thomas Bennans
    Funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests,
    Govt. of India
  3. Collection, Database Preparation, Micropropagation and Conservation of Mangroves of Kollam District 
    Principal Investigator : Dr. Rubin Jose
    Funded by University Grants Commission
  4. Stigmatic area organization as an aid in inter-specific systematics of the genus Thottea Rottb. (Aristolochiaceae) from the Western Ghats’.
    Principal Investigator : Dr. Shaiju P.N.
    Funded by University Grants Commission

LIST OF RESEARCH SUPERVISORS

SlNoNameUniversityFacultyScubjectArea of Specialization
1Dr. Shaiju P.N.University of KeralaScienceBotanyBiodiversity Conservation & Characterization
2Dr. Sinilal B.University of KeralaScienceBotanyBiochemistry & Molecular Biology

LIST OF RESEARCH SCHOLARS

SLNONAME OF THE SCHOLARNAME OF THE SUPERVISORU.O. GRANTING REGISTRATIONTITLE
1SAYOOJIA K.S.Dr. SHAIJU P.N.AcEVI(1)/716/BOT/14338/2016GYNOSTEMIUM MORPHOLOGY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS IN THE REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF THE GENUS THOTTEA ROTTB. (ARISTOLOCHIACEAE) FROM THE WESTERN GHATS
2SOORYA S.S. KUMARDr. SHAIJU P.N.AcEVI(1)/716/BOT/14336/2016PANDEMONIUM IN FLOWERING PHENOLOGY: A CASE STUDY IN CASSIA FISTULA LINN.
3ATHIRA M.Dr. SHAIJU P.N.AcEVI(1)/717/BOT/16000/2017SYSTEMATIC DOCUMENTATION, PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THOTTEA SILIQUOSA (Lam.) DING HOU WITH TRIBAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS OF KERALA
4SIJI VDr B Sinilal Development of suspension Cell culture system for plant mediator gold nano particle synthesis
5SUBASH C PDr. SHAIJU P.N.No. AC. EVI(1)/118/BOT/16762/2018Taxonmic investigation on intra-family relationship in vitaceae
6DEVI SDr B Sinilal Transformation of leguminous cover crops with zinc transporter for heavy metal extraction from soil