St. Joseph's College (Autonomous):

St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Bengaluru: It is one of the oldest colleges in the state of Karnataka with a history of more than 136 years. It has been conferred as College of Excellence by the University Grants Commission (India). The college was awarded a rating of A++ (3.79/4), in the 4th cycle of re-accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2017.It imparts graduate, post-graduate and research education to all the sections of the society. St. Joseph's College has around 350 teaching and non-teaching staff and more than 6000 students.

Meet The People:

Chief Patron

Rev. Fr. Victor Lobo

Principal,

St.Joseph's College
Bangalore-560027

Editor in Chief

​Dr. Jayarama Reddy

Associate Professor

E - mail id: biovistassjc@gmail.com
Area: Botany,Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Affiliation: St. Josephs College, Bangalore
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D

Co-Editor

​Dr. Lokesh Ravi

Assistant Professor

E - mail id: lokesh.ravi.wushu@gmail.com
Area: Bioinformatics, Drug Discovery and Natural Products.
Affiliation: St. Josephs College, Bangalore
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D

Chairman, Advisory Board

Dr. Betty Daniel
Associate Professor
E - mail id: bettybagyam@hotmail.com
Area: Botany.
Affiliation: St. Josephs College, Bangalore
Qualification:M.Sc, Ph.D.

Co-ordinator, Post Graduate Centre

Dr. Rajamani. S.
Associate Professor
E - mail id: rajams85@rediffmail.com
Area: Botany,Biotechnology and Medicinal plants.
Affiliation: St. Josephs College, Bangalore
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D.

Secretary

Dr. Vaishnavi. M.
Associate Professor
E - mail id: vaishnavi.rs87@gmail.com
Area: Botany

Affiliation: St. Josephs College, Bangalore
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D.

St. Joseph's College (SJC)takes pride in its traditions and it is never complacent. The College keeps on searching, renewing and expanding, attempting to be ever relevant to the changing situations of the times. That is why it enjoys a place of eminence among educational institutions in the country.

THE DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY:

     The department of Botany was started in 1954 and the Post Graduate and Research Centre was established in 1986, with affiliation to Bangalore University. Renowned taxonomists, Rev. Dr. Cecil J Saldanha, SJ and Dr. S. Sundararajan were the heads of this department in the past. Bangalore University permitted St. Joseph’s College to offerM. Sc (Botany) from 1986 onwards and every year 30 post graduates students obtain M. Sc degrees from SJC. Many members of the department are also guiding Ph. D candidates. So far more than 20 Ph. D students have been awarded the doctoral degrees under their guidance.  The members of the staff have published more than 150 research papers. Department of botany is known for collaborative and applied research. The members of the staff have registered and published eight patents. Applied research and human welfare are actively pursued in the department as indicated by active research in the areas like, biotechnology, bioinformatics, cervical cancer etc.

Department has collaborated with the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA for writing the Flora of Hassan. Dr. Jayarama Reddy collaborated with Wageningen University of the Natherlands and started St. Joseph’s Institute of Gene Technology.  Many minor and major research projects were completed by the members of the department. So for the department has organized six National level conferences and one International conference (2016) funded by various agencies in the area of Plant sciences.The members of the staff are offering five certificate courses to graduate and post graduate students.  

 

Botanical Society:

      The teachers and post graduate students of the Department of Botany have formed this society in 1986. The society has organized several workshops, seminars, conferences, competitions, guest talks and many such academic activities. This is a good platform for the students to showcase their hidden talents and also a place for nurturing their skills.

One of the main activities of this society is maintaining an International Online Journal-“Biovistas - International Journal of Biological Research”. The journal publishes original research articles in the area of Biological Sciences.