The premier  St. Columba’s College,  was established  in the year 1899. The department was established in the year 1954 and the first H.O.D was Prof. R.R.Prasad, since then the department has flourished well catering quality education.Later post graduate teaching in M.Sc (Botany) was also started here in the year 1983 , but this was discontinued after the establishment of V.B.U in the year 2000.


ØTo be a centre of excellence for plant and microbial sciences.
ØTo conduct innovative research, teaching and outreach on the patterns and processes of life with a focus on plants and their environments.
ØTo explore and not to exploit the plant world.


To generate knowledge and produce researchers, leaders and graduates in various fields in plant sciences, microbial sciences and biotechnology capable of providing solutions to industrial, health, agricultural and environmental challenges

To provide a student-centered and professions-oriented higher education that bestows academic environment to demonstrate and promote creative, intellectual inquiry with positive relationships among students,

Department Profile

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Merit List of UG Sem-1(2021-2024)

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