18th September, 2013

The inauguration of Botany Society and PG Botany Club was held on 18th September, 2013. After a brief introductory remark by the Head of the Department, Prof. R. Rengasamy, Director, CAS in Botany, University of Madras, inaugurated the activities of Botany Society and PG Botany Club and delivered the inaugural address on “Potential of Micro algae in Biofuel Production”.

23rd September, 2013

A workshop on ‘Freshwater Algae-Collection, Identification and Isolation’, Funded by DBT-Star College Scheme was held for undergraduate students from 23rd September to 28th September, 2014. Twenty five students of Departments of Zoology and Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology were trained. Introductory remarks and welcome address was delivered by Dr.Arul Samraj, Head of the Department of Zoology and Overall Coordinator of Star College scheme. The meeting was presided over by Dr.R.W.Alexander Jesudasan, Principal and the special address was delivered by Mr. C.Sundaraj, Bursar. Dr.V.Sivasubramanian, Director, Phycotech Environmental Research Centre, Chennai delivered the inaugural address in which he stressed the importance of algal collection, identification and bringing them into culture for utilizing their biotechnological capabilities. The valedictory function was held on 28th September, 2013. Prof. D.E.P.Jeyasingh, Former Head of the Department of Botany delivered the valedictory address and distributed the certificates for the participants.

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