MLACW (now mLAC) is an institution of excellence located strategically in the vicinity of national institutes of repute, such as Indian Institute of Science, Institute of Wood Science & Technology, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Raman Research Institute and Central Power Research Institute.



Department of Botany


Our vision is to provide quality research, teaching and outreach on the processes of life with a focus to address modern day challenges in Plant Sciences.


  • To nurture an environment of excellence by attracting and supporting the outstanding students.
  • To foster independent learning and thinking capacities of students and their employability skills that enrich their professions and communities. 
  • To focus on the practices that enable analytical understanding of plants and their environments at local, regional and global levels, in the various areas of plant sciences.

The Department of Botany at mLAC came into existence in the year 1972 and has since been striving for excellence in creating, applying and imparting knowledge in Botany and also in establishing the importance of Basic Sciences in the field of research which could thereby, motivate students to pursue higher education.

The Department has a well-equipped, spacious laboratory with equipment required for curriculum-based learning as well as complex research activities, thus, creating an atmosphere where academic learning and research co-exist. The carefully chosen faculty go the extra mile by encouraging students to present papers at conferences and also applaud students' participation in various extra-curricular and co-curricular activities at collegiate and intercollegiate level.


  • This is a participating Department under Department of Biotechnology (DBT) funded Star Status Programme. 
  • The Department conducted a National Conference on “Novel Approaches in Biodiversity and its Conservation” in collaboration with Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) and Centre for Environmental Education (CEE) Bengaluru on 30-07-14 and 01-08-14.  
  • The Department also conducted a workshop on the Syllabi of Bangalore University for sixth semester B.Sc. students in 2014. 
  • The Department conducted a University Grants Commission (UGC) sponsored State level seminar on “Recent Trends in Botany and Medical Microbiology”  in association with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru in September 2010.



  • 2019-20: Visit to Kerala
  • 2018-19: Visit to Pune
  • 2017-18: Visit to CIMAP, Bangalore; KMF, Yelahanka; Nandi winery 
  • 2016-17: Visit to Orissa



  • A visit to the neighbouring water body – Sankey Tank organized for I B.Sc. Botany  I Sem students every year. 
  • Plant Collection Visit will be organized for III B.Sc. Botany V Sem students every year. 



  • 2020: In collaboration with Dept. of Kannada inaugurated ‘Arivu’ and organized “Swamiyana” A documentary on Professor BGL. Swamy on 5th March 2020 for I & II year Botany students in which 20 students and a faculty of Adithya College, Yelahanka also participated.
  • 2018: One day workshop was conducted on “An overview of Plant Systematics” on 3rd Aug. 2018. 
  • 2016: Public awareness program on Terrace gardening in association with Vijay Karnataka (Times of India group) called "Anga yelli Thoota" was conducted on 20th Aug. 2016.


Title Year Download
BSc.CBZ (2016-2019) 01 Jun, 2016 Download
Bsc CBBT (2016-18) 03 Jul, 2016 Download
Bsc PBZ (2019-21) 03 Jul, 2019 Download
BSc.PBZ (2016-2019) 01 Jun, 2016 Download CBBT (2019-2021) 03 Jul, 2019 Download CBZ (2019-2021) 03 Jul, 2019 Download

Course Outcome


Course Outcomes – Botany

1st year

I Sem BOT.T1-1 [CO1.1 Enumeration of the microbial world.]

I Sem BOT.T1-1 [CO1.2 Provide insight on plants-microbes interaction.]

I Sem BOT.T1-1 [CO1.3 Thorough knowledge on the diversity of morphology and reproduction of few selected forms of Viruses, Bacteria, Cyanobacteria and Phycology.]

I Sem BOT.T1-1 [CO1.4 Elucidate the importance of Bacteria, Cyanobacteria and algae in the field of industries, agriculture and medicines.]

I Sem BOT.T1-1 [CO1.5 Inculcating complete knowledge on microbes and algae towards sustainability.]

BOT.P1-1 [Handling Microscope.]

BOT.P1-1 [Principle, working and applications of instruments viz, Autoclave, Incubator, Inoculation loop, LAF and Hot air oven.]

BOT.P1-1 [Identification and staining technique of Bacteria, Cyanobacteria and Algae.]

BOT.P1-1 [Submission of a report based on visit to a neighbouring waterbody and study of phytoplanktons in the water sample.]

II Sem BOT.T2-2 [CO2.1 Determining scope, variation in structure, reproduction and application of fungi.]

II Sem BOT.T2-2 [CO2.2 Know the prevention and control measures of plant diseases and its effect on   crop plants.]

II Sem BOT.T2-2 [CO2.3 Understand the morphology, reproduction, life cycle and importance of Bryophytes.]

II Sem BOT.T2-2 [CO2.4 Familiarizing with internal structure of vascular plants.]

II Sem BOT.T2-2 [CO2.5 Application of wood in various industries.]

BOT.P2-2 [Free hand Sectioning and learning of the internal anatomy of plant parts.]

BOT.P2-2 [Identification of Fungi, Plant Diseases and Bryophytes.]

BOT.P2-2 [Preparing herbaria for plant pathology specimens.]

BOT.P2-2 [Report submission on Mushroom cultivation.]


2nd year

III Sem BOT.T3-3 [CO3.1 Equipped with knowledge of first evolved vascular plants and to understand the structural and reproductive diversities.]

III Sem BOT.T3-3 [CO3.2 Identification of new traits to differentiate Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms.]

III Sem BOT.T3-3 [CO3.3 Knowledge of ecological, edaphic and biotic factors regulating different ecosystems and their components.]

III Sem BOT.T3-3 [CO3.4 Elucidate the importance of biodiversity and its conservation, and geographical distribution of plants in India and Karnataka.]

BOT.P3-3 [Identification of Tracheophytes.]

BOT.P3-3 [Estimation of Chloride and Oxygen content in water.]

BOT.P3-3 [Enumerate various parameters of Edaphic Factor.]

BOT.P3-3 [Identifying plants with ecological adaptations.]

BOT.P3-3 [Report submission on case study/ survey with reference to topics related environment.]

IV Sem BOT.T4-4 [CO4.1 Knowledge on development and organization of reproductive organs in angiosperms.]

IV Sem BOT.T4-4 [CO4.2 Enumeration of pollen morphology, identification, classification and its application.]

IV Sem BOT.T4-4 [CO4.3 Understanding the process of inter-relationship of anther and ovule with respect to fertilization and post fertilisation changes.]

IV Sem BOT.T4-4 [CO4.4 Familiarise with physiological process of water and nutrient transport.]

IV Sem BOT.T4-4 [CO4.5 Understanding of stress physiology in plants with reference to selected physical factors.]

BOT.P4-4 [Identification of various stages of development in anther and ovule.]

BOT.P4-4 [Understanding the plant vascular tissues water relations.]

BOT.P4-4 [Learn the importance of mineral nutrients in the growth of plants.]

BOT.P4-4 [Preparation and submission of permanent slides from pollen grains and section of ovules.]


 3rd year

V Sem BOT.T5-5 [CO5.1 Study different types of classification to understand the evolution.]

V Sem BOT.T5-5 [CO5.2 Understanding the functionality of various Herbaria and Botanical gardens.]

V Sem BOT.T5-5 [CO5.3 Acquire knowledge on taxonomic study through molecular, numerical and chemical evidences.]

V Sem BOT.T5-5 [CO5.4 Identification of selected families of Polypetalae, Gamopetalae, Monochlamydeae and Monocotyledons based on Bentham and Hookers system of classification.]

V Sem BOT.T5-5 [CO5.5 Correlating the diversity and richness of the flowering plants of the country with   their economic importance.]

BOT.P5-5 [Students learn Herbarium techniques and assign flowering plants to family level.]

BOT.P5-5 [Economic importance of plants and various parts modified as food storage organs in plants.]

BOT.P5-5 [Submission of herbarium sheets of angiosperms and Economic Botany Chart.]

V Sem BOT.T6-6 [CO6.1 Deep understanding of the process of Nitrogen metabolism, Photosynthesis and Respiration in plants.]

V Sem BOT.T6-6 [CO6.2 Comprehend the assimilation of different biochemicals.]

V Sem BOT.T6-6 [CO6.3 Knowledge on plant growth and applications of Phytohormones.]

V Sem BOT.T6-6 [CO6.4 Understand the process of defence mechanism displayed in Plants.]

V Sem BOT.T6-6 [CO6.5 Knowledge on Sensory photobiology and Movements exhibited by plants.]

BOT.P6-6 [Identification and estimation of different phytochemicals from plant sources.]

BOT.P6-6 [Determination of various by-products evolved during different metabolic activities of plants.]

BOT.P6-6 [Separation of photosynthetic pigments using Paper chromatography.]

BOT.P6-6 [Submission of Mini Project report.]

VI Sem BOT.T7-7 [CO7.1 Understanding the Chromosomal Biology and significance of Cell division.]

VI Sem BOT.T7-7 [CO7.2 Familiarising Plant Genetics and Sex determination.]

VI Sem BOT.T7-7 [CO7.3 Gaining knowledge on plant breeding and its importance in Polyploidy.]

VI Sem BOT.T7-7 [CO7.4 Evolutionary concepts and its significance in achieving plant hybrids.]

BOT.P7-7 [Preparation and Identification of different stages of cell divisions.]

BOT.P7-7 [Solving Genetic Problems to understand the factors governing the alleles.]

BOT.P7-7 [Learning various vegetative plant propagation techniques.]

BOT.P7-7 [Submission of prepared permanent slides of different stages of cell divisions]

VI Sem BOT.T8-8 [CO8.1 Understanding about the genomic organization and DNA replication.]

VI Sem BOT.T8-8 [CO8.2 Learning the steps involved in Biosynthesis of proteins and their regulation in Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells.]

VI Sem BOT.T8-8 [CO8.3 Elucidate the fundamentals of Recombinant DNA Technology.]

VI Sem BOT.T8-8 [CO8.4 Knowledge on Genetic Engineering and its significance.]

VI Sem BOT.T8-8 [CO8.5 Principles and basic protocols for Plant Tissue Culture.]

VI Sem BOT.T8-8 [CO8.6 Applications of Biotechnology in Plant and Human welfare.]

BOT.P8-8  [Estimation of RNA.]

BOT.P8-8  [Extraction of DNA from plant sample.]

BOT.P8-8  [Micropropogation.]

BOT.P8-8  [Submission of a Report on Industrial visit.]


Our Faculty

Sharmistha Dutta

Head of Department

Dr. Srilakshmi S.

Associate Professor

Kavya B

Assistant Professor

Geetha H.L.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Reema Kumari M.

Associate Professor

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