The Department of Botany was started in the year 1957, since the inception of the institution, began as the science department empowering women in teaching, research, and community service in the field of Plant Sciences. Botany includes a wide range of scientific disciplines that study the structure, growth, reproduction, development, diseases, ecology, and evolution of plants. The study of Plants is important because they are a fundamental part of life on Earth, generating food, oxygen, fuel, medicine, and fiber that allow other life forms to exist. Faculty members are well dedicated comprising experts in diverse fields, fostering academic excellence, mentorship, and holistic development. Allied Botany and Optional Allied Botany courses are offered to the Department of Zoology and Chemistry. A comprehensive and dynamic curriculum, promoting holistic education, fostering critical thinking, and preparing students for a competitive global landscape is offered. The department offers skill-based and elective courses in Botany, for other department students to enrich them with horticultural techniques, terrace gardening, beekeeping, herbal therapy, preparation of herbal cosmetics, hands-on training in edible mushroom cultivation, and conservation skills. Value-added courses in Botany encompass entrepreneurial skills and gardening, allowing students to deepen their botanical knowledge, and preparing them for diverse career opportunities. There is a well-equipped laboratory with microscopes to enrich the practical knowledge. The department is enriched with learning resources such as charts, museum specimens, slides, models, a herbarium, and modern facilities like computers, internet, and LCD which help the students in independent learning. The centralized library has references for all the branches of Botany including SBE and NME.




Dr. Isabella Rosaline S. serves as Associate Professor and Head, Department of Botany, Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore, Tamil Nadu. She has 35 years of experience and committed to provide quality education, mentorship, and shaping well-rounded individuals, contributing to the holistic development of our students. She completed her M.Sc (1987) from Holy Cross College, Trichy and Doctoral Degree (2014) from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. She has cleared SLET in the year 1990.


Dr. Anitha T. serves as Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore, Tamil Nadu. She has 11 years of experience and is dedicated to teaching, and enhancing the academic atmosphere and plays a vital role in nurturing students' talents and abilities. She completed her M.Sc (2007) from Government Arts College, Coimbatore and her Doctoral Degree (2016) from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.



  • Dr.Isabella Rosaline S., Phytochemical analysis of certain traditional Medicinal Plants, International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences 4(2): 225-230, 2013, ISSN- 0975-6299.
  • Dr.Isabella Rosaline S., a-Glucosidas inhibitory activity and in vitro free radical scavenging activity of ethyl acetate extracts of endophytes isolated from the root of Chatharanthus roseus, International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences, Second Issue, April 2013, ISSN- 0975-6299.


  • Organized resource talk on “Water Management” on 2nd August, 2023 addressed by Dr. M. Uma Shankar, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering in Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.
  • Organized a Seminar on " Millets, Miracle food for Future" on 24th February,2023 addressed by Dr.Anitha.T, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Auxilium College.
  • Organized resource talk on "Education from Environment" on 30th September, 2022
  • Organized an “Herbal plant Exhibition and Free Siddha Medical Camp” on 29th July, 2022.
  • Organized a workshop on “The Scope for Nature Farming and Agriprenuership for Youth" on 7th May, 2022.
  • Organized a virtual webinar on “Protect plants; protect life on Earth” for faculty members and research scholars of Tamil Nadu on 5th June, 2020.
  • Organized a virtual webinar on “Computer Aided Drug Discovery” for faculty members and research scholars of Tamil Nadu 1st June, 2020.
  • Organized a Hands-on Training “Edible Mushroom Cultivation” for Enviro Club Members and NME Students of Edible Mushroom Cultivation of Auxilium College on 7th February, 2020.
  • Organized an awareness program on “Environmental Sustainability and Swatch Bharat Mission” for Staff and Students of Shift I & II of Auxilium College on 3rd and 4th February, 2020.
  • Organized a Seminar on “Challenges in Producing Herbal Health and Cosmetic Products” for UG Final year and Enviro Club Members of Auxilium College on 19th December, 2019.
  • Organized a Workshop titled “Organic farming to promote women Agripreneur” in collaboration with Arivu Thottam Organic Farm, Kalambattu, Latteri, Vellore for Enviro Club Members of Auxilium College, on 11th December, 2019.
  • Organized a seminar on"Role of youth in Conserving Environment" for students of Enviro Club students addressed by Mr. SenthamilSelvan, Arivuthottam, Vellore on 28th August, 2019.
  • Organized a National level Workshop on “Biological Diversity Act – 2002” for students of Enviro Club Shift I&II of Auxilium College, Vellore-06 on 18th January 2019.


S. No. Name of the Research Scholar Month and Year of Registration Title of the thesis Status
1. Jayakumar D. February 2010 Studies on Antioxidant, Antibacterial and Hepatoprotective of The Leaf Extracts of Morinda Pubescens Completed
2. Abi Beulah G. March 2010 Studies on antioxidant, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective and cardioprotective activities of the extracts of croton sparciflorus. Completed
3. Madhusudhana G. March 2010 Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Poly Toluidines and their TiO2 Composites Completed
4. Arockiasamy P. April 2010 Preparation, characterizations and applications of electroless nickel plating and anodic coatings on aluminum 6061 alloy. Completed
5. Rosaline Ezhilarasi J. March 2011 Synthesis, Charaterization and Applications of Polyphenylenediamines and their ZnO/TiO2 Nano Composites Completed
6. Thenmozhi G. June 2011 Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Poly Amino Phenols and their their TiO2 / Al2O3Nano Composites Completed
7. Vetriselvi V. June 2011 Synthesis, characterization and applications of dihydroxy benzene moieties grafted to poly acrylicacid – redox polymer. Completed
8. Archana S. August 2012 Anticorrosion, fluorescence and adsorption studies of synthesized conducting poly phenylenediamines and their metal oxide nanocomposites Completed
9. Porselvi L. July 2012 Chemical synthesis, characterization and applications of electroactive poly(2-chloroaniline) and its Silk/PPG blends and Clay/CuO nanocomposites. Completed
10. Lakshmi P. November 2014 Electrical conductivity and adsorption studies on poly(2- chloroaniline-co-2-methoxy aniline) and its blends and composites. Completed
11. Kanimozhi K. January 2015 Design, Development and Characterisation of Hybrid Porous Scaffolds for Biomedical application Completed
12. Deepa J. June 2015 Anticorrosion, Fluorescence and Adsorption studies of synthesized conducting Polypheneylenediamine and their Metal Oxide Nanocomposites Completed
13. Devakumar J. June 2015 Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Dihydroxy benzene moieties grafted to Polymethacrylic acid – Redox Polymers. Completed
14. Poonguzhali R. October 2015 Development, characterization and biomedical applications of chitosan/poly(vinylpyrrolidone) based nanocomposites. Completed
15. Nalini T. May 2016 Formulation of polymeric nanoparticles to encapsulate phytoconstituent and evaluate it's therapeutic effect. Ongoing
16 Suganthi R. June 2016 Comparative studies on the magnetic, electrical and photoluminescence behavior on various ortho substituted Polyanilines- metal oxides nano composites. Completed
17 Padmaja S. July 2016 Synthesis and characterization of poly (2-chloro aniline-co-2 ethylaniline) and its blends and nanocomposites for applications as sensors and electrode materials in lithium ion batteries. Completed
18 Anto Maria Jeraldin U. March 2017 Electrochemical, photoluminescence and adsorption studies of synthesized conducting poly aminothiophenols and their nanocomposites. Completed
19 Vani G. March 2017 Studies on the synthesis, characterization and applications of electroactive chloro substituted Polyanilines and their blends and composites in Li - ion batteries. Completed
20 Shanmugapriya V. March 2017 Development of Nano BioComposite based hybrid materials for water treatment. Ongoing
21 Vinodhini S. December 2017 Green synthesis of metallic and bimetallic nanoparticles using aqueous plant extract and its applications. Ongoing
22 Julia Sebastian February 2019 Electroactive poly(2-ethylaniline) and poly(2-amino benzoic acid), their blends and nanocomposites for biomedical applications. Ongoing
23 Narmatha Christy P. February 2019 Fabrication, Characterization and biological evaluation of Chitosan\PVA\bioactive glass-based nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering application. Ongoing
24 Athisa Roselyn Maheo May 2019 Biosynthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles and their chemical and biological applications. Ongoing
25 Sr. Switha D. May 2019 Fabrication, physicochemical and biological investigation of nanopolysaccharide reinforced polyaniline-polyvinyl alcohol bionanocomposites for tissue engineering application. Ongoing
26 Indumathy P. March 2020 Development of Novel Bimetallic Nanoparticles / Nanocomposites and their Applications (Tentative Title) Ongoing
27 Meera Apsana A. April 2023 Biopolymers for Biomedical Application (Tentative Title) Ongoing



S.No. Title Author Youtube URL Link
1 Reproduction in Plants Dr. Anitha.T click here
2 Reproduction in Plants – Androecium Dr. Anitha.T click here
3 Female Reproductive part of the plant - Gynoecium and its development Dr. Anitha.T click here
4 Introduction to Mushrooms Dr. Anitha.T click here
5 Introduction to Herbs - part 1 Dr. Anitha.T click here
6 Life cycle of Mushroom Dr. Anitha.T click here
7 Types of Mushroom Dr. Anitha.T click here
8 Medicinal Plants part 2 Dr. Anitha.T click here


  • Terrace Gardening
  • Hands-on training in Edible Mushroom Cultivation
  • Bee Keeping Unit