As part of BSc and MSc Botany programme, Department of Botany promises a full-fledged laboratory facility in Biochemistry, Physiology, Plant pathology, Fungal Systematics, Angiosperm Taxonomy, Plant Anatomy, Plant Breeding, Plant tissue culture and Microtechnique. The Department aims mainly at the upliftment of scientific temper of women through modern good quality ‘learning by doing’ education. The scientific attitudes of the students enhance through the practical experiences including identification of biomolecules, analysis of enzyme activity, water potential detection, chromatographic separation of pigments, nematode identification, observation of plant anatomical features, familiarization of artificial vegetative propagation methods, regeneration of in vitro plants etc. A well-established museum of lichens, fungi, algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms make the Department one of the most sought after in the district. A better collection of plant fossils are the main attractive point of the Department. It has also a systematically arranged herbarium (Unity Botany Herbarium - UBH) of angiosperms that helps to identify the unknown plants. The Department provides better opportunity to MSc students for research in various disciplines of Botany and scientific paper publication in peer-reviewed journals.
The department has three well equiped laboratories for conducting practical sessions.
1. One UG lab for conducting practical for UG Core and Complementary students.
2. One PG lab for conducting Inorganic and Organic practical sessions.
3. One well equiped Physical Chemistry lab with sophisticated instruments for conducting practical for UG and PG students.
The Computer Science Department has separate state-of-the-art computer labs for UG and PG. UG Lab has 50 computers & PG Lab has 30 computers at students’ disposal. UG Lab is especially for students of B.Sc. Computer Science and B.Sc. Mathematics with Computer Science as Complementary course. PG lab is for the students of M.Sc. Computer Science and B.Com. Computer Application (Vocational Stream). All the systems in both labs are interconnected via high-speed LAN and also have white board facilities. The UG lab is completely air-conditioned and has LCD Projector facility.
• Students should maintain absolute silence and decorum in the lab.
• Students should use computers taking care of them as their own property.
• Students should leave their footwear outside the lab in the space allotted.
• The furniture in the computer lab should be kept intact.
• No student is permitted to shift or interchange any part of the computer with another.
• Log out and shut down the computer, when you leave.
• Use the Lab only for academic requirements.
• For any hardware problem, report to the Lab-In-charge.
• Students should refrain from downloading objectionable materials from the internet Violation of this rule will result in stringent disciplinary action.
• Students should follow the procedures prescribed for logging in and logging out.
• Each user must have one’s own personal account. Accounts are not to be shared with others for ensuring accountability and security.
• Personal programme files should not be installed in the computer for licensing and security reasons.
• Personal work files may be brought into the lab, but must be scanned for viruses prior to use. Permission from the Lab In-Charge should be sought to prevent system infection.
• Hacking (attempting to gain unauthorised access to secured content, violation of system policies, virus creation or propagation, etc.) is prohibited.
• Violation of Lab rules will necessitate serious disciplinary action.
Home Science labs
Home Science is a degree course that includes the study of many disciplines such as Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, Biology, Hygiene, Economics, Rural Development, Child Development, Sociology and Family Relations, Community Living, Art, Food, Nutrition, Clothing, Textiles and Home Management. Home Science or the science of managing a home, includes all the things that concern ourselves, our home, our family members and our resources. It aims at getting maximum satisfaction for us and our family members through the efficient and scientific use of your resources.
There are five major areas in Home Science with various educational and vocational prospects. The five major areas in Home Science are Human Development, Family and Community Resource Management, Food and Nutrition, Textile Science and Extension Education.
Our department has got three laboratories.1. Nutrition Lab: A spacious &well equipped lab in which students learn basics of food preparations,meal planning & preparation,diet planning,preparation,presentation &calculation of nutritive value of normal &therapeutic diets.
2. Textile Lab: A fully equipped textile lab where the students learn basic of garment construction ,dress designing,& identification of fibres weaves.
3. Bio Chemistry Lab: In this lab students do experiments on bio chemical analysis to find out various nutrients.
Physics laboratory has the physical facility and instruments sufficient to provide complementary course in Physics under the University of Calicut. It can set up two or more arrangements of each experiments at a time.
The department owns a well maintained laboratory with the facilities for conducting practical’s related to bio chemistry, physiology and genetics accommodating forty students. The lab has a good collection of variety of preserved and fresh specimens. Apart from the conventional microscopes the lab owns stereo zoom dissection microscope. The lab facility helps the students to identify the anatomical terms on dissected organs, animals and models and also the microscopic details.
The language lab managed by the Department of English is set up with the aim of providing English language training to the students. The faculty of the Department of English are the trainers too. The Lab consists of 25 computers and 25 microphones. 25 students can be trained at a time.