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Vision and Philosophy

  • To foster an environment of excellent centre of human resource development in plant sciences and its exploitation for the benefit of mankind at local, regional, and global level.
  • To conduct innovative research on the motifs and processes of plant life and their environments. 
  • To identify the present and future challenges of Plant sciences and to develop the strategies for conservation of indigenous plant resources.
  • To develop the department as the region’s nodal centre for imparting skill and extension. 
About the Department

The Department of Botany, one of the oldest departments of Kakatiya University, was established in 1968 in the erstwhile PG centre of Osmania University. The founding fathers with their foresight and vision have laid strong foundation for teaching and carrying out research in plant sciences. Over the years, it has steadily progressed into one of the prestigious departments in the university. The faculty members are engaged in active research through the plan funds of UGC, CSIR, NRSC, IIRS, DBT, DST, ICAR, AICTE and other funding agencies. Most of the teaching faculty members have worked in research labs in UK, USA, Germany, France, Australia, Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, etc. under UGC education and exchange programmes. In recognition of excellent research conducted by the faculty, UGC, New Delhi has sanctioned funds under 7th to 12th plan period and also under SAP-DRS-I, DRS-II, DRS-III & BSR programmes. DST, New Delhi has sanctioned FIST scheme for improving infrastructure for advanced research.

The infrastructural facilities were greatly expanded. The research wok carried out by the faculty and their scholars has received appreciation and the department is able to carve its own uniqueness in diverse areas of plant sciences. The testimony of these efforts and hard work is measured in terms of quality research publications in reputed national and international journals. The students after completion of M.Sc. course are leaving the portals of the department with great confidence. The department is a vigorous one with all its academic activities. It has organized a number of national seminars, symposia and workshops. The department has been instrumental in starting Microbiology and Biotechnology departments as regular and M.Sc. Environmental Science, M.Sc. Botany and M.Phil. in distance mode. Non-teaching faculty also played a vital role in the growth and development of the department.

 
 
 
   Golden Jubliee Celebrations Organized by Dept. of Botany, KU.
 

 

ROLL OF HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

S.No.

 

Name of the Head

 

Year

 

Start

 

End

 

1

 

Prof. Jafar Nizam

 

1968

 

1974

 

2

 

Prof U.B.S. Swami

 

1974

 

1980

 

3

 

Prof. L.L. Narayana

 

1980

 

1987

 

4

 

Prof. Bir Bahadur

 

1987

 

1990

 

5

 

Prof. Vidyavati

 

1990

 

1993

 

6

 

Prof. Digamber Rao

 

1993

 

1995

 

7

 

Prof. V. Thiruathaiah

 

1995

 

1997

 

8

 

Prof. S. M. Reddy

 

1997

 

1999

 

9

 

Prof. K. Subhash

 

1999

 

2001

 

10

 

Prof. N. Pratap Reddy

 

2001

 

2003

 

11

 

Prof. A. Sadanandam

 

2003

 

2005

 

12

 

Prof. C. Suvartha

 

2005

 

2006

 

13

 

Prof. B. Mallaiah

 

2006

 

2008

 

14

 

Prof. K. Jaganmohan Reddy

 

2008

 

2010

 

15

 

Prof. Vatsavaya S. Raju

 

2010

 

2010

 

16

 

Prof. B. Digamber Rao

 

2010

 

2012

 

17

 

Prof. Ajmeera Ragan

 

2012

 

2014

 

18

 

Dr. V. Krishna Reddy

 

2014

 

2016

 

19

 

Dr. M. Surekha

 

2014

 

2018

 

20

 

Dr. T. Christopher

 

2018

 

2019

 

21

 

Dr. B. Lalitha Kumari

 

2019

 

2021

 

22

 

Dr. Md. Mustafa

 

2021

 

Till Date

 

 

 

 

ROLL OF CHAIRPERSONS, BOARD OF STUDIES

OF THE DEPARTMENT

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S.No.

 

Name of the BOS

 

Year

 

Start

 

End

 

1

 

Prof U.B.S. Swami

 

1976

 

1980

 

2

 

Prof. L.L. Narayana

 

1980

 

1984

 

3

 

Prof. Bir Bahadur

 

1984

 

1987

 

4

 

Prof. L.L. Narayana

 

1987

 

1990

 

5

 

Prof. Bir Bahadur

 

1990

 

1992

 

6

 

Prof. S. M. Reddy

 

1992

 

1994

 

7

 

Prof. Vidyavathi

 

1994

 

1996

 

8

 

Prof. Digamber Rao

 

1996

 

1998

 

9

 

Prof. V. Thirupathaiah

 

1998

 

2000

 

10

 

Prof. C. Suvartha

 

2000

 

2002

 

11

 

Prof. K. Subhash

 

2002

 

2004

 

12

 

Prof. N. Pratap Reddy

 

2004

 

2007

 

13

 

Prof. Vatsavaya S. Raju

 

2007

 

2009

 

14

 

Prof. B. Mallaiah

 

2009

 

2010

 

15

 

Prof. K. Jaganmohan Reddy

 

2010

 

2012

 

16

 

Prof. B. Digamber Rao

 

2012

 

2014

 

17

 

Prof. Ajmeera Ragan

 

2014

 

2016

 

18

 

Dr. V. Krishna Reddy

 

2016

 

2018

 

19

 

Dr. M. Surekha

 

2018

 

2020

 

20

 

Dr. Md. Mustafa

 

2020

 

2021

 

21

 

Dr. B. Lalitha Kumari

 

2021

 

Till Date