Vision
To prepare intellectually and socially sound young Botanists.
Mission
Empowered by Christ’s love, we the teachers go the second mile in teaching, moulding and equipping our students to grow holistically and empower others in the society to meet the Nation's demand. The Department of Botany imparts quality education to its students and conducts original and innovative research for sustainable utilization and management of our natural heritage. Since the inception of the department, the faculty members took earnest efforts to produce socially and economically backward generation as graduates and post graduates with self confidence and self esteem. It has been continued till date.
Highlights
           The Department has many rank holders in UG and PG every year to its credit. Moreover the former PG students are working in many reputed schools in Tamil Nadu. Former students are also working as college lecturers in both Aided and Government colleges.

Faculty
Designation Photo Name & Qualification Description
Head of the Department HOD Mrs A.Thai Stella Joice
M.Sc., M.Phil.,
Mrs A. Thai Stella Joice is working in this department since 1987. She has more than 26 years of teaching experience. She is a member of Eco Club. . Her areas of interest include Plant Anatomy, Plant Embryology, Mushroom Cultivation and Biotechnology. She has published papers in reputed journals and attended many National and International seminars.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr. S. Jaquilin Goldi
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Dr. S. Jaquilin Goldi is working in this college since 1987. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience. Her areas of interest include Antimicrobial studies and Pharmacognasy. Her papers have been published in national and international journals.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr. Beena Lawrence
M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Dr.Beena Lawrence has more than 15 years of experience in the field of teaching. Her 20 years of research have touched the fields of Plant Tissue Culture, Biochemistry, Phytochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology. She has attended several State, National and International seminars and published more than 25 papers in reputed journals. Dr. Beena Lawrence has served as resource person in colleges and schools in Trivandrum and Nagercoil.. A Major Project Undertaken by her is "In vitro Conservation Of Rare Endangered and Threatened Plants of Western Ghats"(F.no. 39-419-2010 (SR) from University Grants Commission (Jan 2011-Mar 2014). She is a Research Guide at Manonmanium Sundaranar University (MSU/RES/INT/GUIDESHIP/R5/2010). Four students are registered under her for pursuing their PhD. One student has submitted the thesis.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr.Mofanato S.K.Kala KumariI
M.Sc., M. Ed., (SLET), M.Phil., Ph.D.
Dr. Mofanato S.K.Kala Kumari is working as lecturer since 1989. She has more than 28 years teaching experience in the field of Education. She has 8 years of teaching and research experience in this institution. Her field of interest is Taxonomy, phytochemistry, Genetics and Limnological studies. She has presented and published many papers in the field of Education and Botany and attended more than 30 Seminars/Conferences/Workshops. She has served as resource person in colleges and schools, and also served as judge for Educational District Level Exhibition for five times. Presently she is working as a NSS Program Officer and She is awarded MS University Best NSS Programme officer for the year 2015-2016 and also awarded ′ Nation Builders Award ′ for her contribution in the category of "Teachers as Nation Builders " during the year 2016-2017. She has guided 7 M.Phil Scholors. She is serving actively as the Co-ordinator for UGC Career oriented Programme(Add-on Course). She is also serving as the Co-ordinator of Green Committee. She is a member of College Discipline Committee, Red Ribbon Club, Eco-Club, Research Cell and Volunteer of Conversation of Nature Trust, Nagercoil. She was the editor for the college magazine during the year 2016-2017.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr. R. Medo Merina,
M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.
Dr. R. Medo Merina has 5 years and 11 months of teaching experience. She has published 3 papers and attended 13 seminars. She has guided 22 M. Phil. Scholars.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Mrs. J. Chandra Saleride
M.Sc., M. Phil., B. Ed., (SET)
Miss. J. Chandra saleride is working as Assistant Professor in Women′s Christian College, Nagercoil from 2015 onwards. Previously she worked in Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam. She has guided 8 M.Phil scholars.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr. R. Jacklin Jemi
M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., Ph.D
Dr. R. Jacklin Jemi is working in Women′s Christian College since 2015. Her field of research is Phytoplankton Diversity. She has published 5 papers and attended 16 seminars. She has also worked as a Junior Research Fellow under UGC Major Project.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr R Subitha Shajini
M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.
Dr R Subitha Shajini a poised and systematic personality did her UG (1999-2002) and PG (2002-2004) from this college( Women,s Christian College, Nagercoil). She completed her M.Phil in 2006 and PhD in 2013 from Scott Christian College, Nagercoil. Her PhD topic was Medicinal Plants used in Subitha has published more than 5 papers. She has presented three papers and paeticipated in more than 10 seminars. Subitha has guided 3 M.Phil scholars. She has served as an Assistant Professor in Botany at Neasmony Christian College, Marthandam for over one year for almost 2 years. She joined this college in 2017 and is since working here. Subitha is a member of Doctoral committiee for PhD candidates at the MS University.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr J Joselin
M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.
Dr J Joselin a calm and smiling personality did her UG (2005-2008), PG (2008-2010) and M.Phil (2010-2011) at Women’s Christian College. Joselin has sequered the fifth rank from MS University for her UG and PG courses. After her M.Phil from this college in 2012 she joined for PhD at Scott Christian College and completed it in 2015.. Her PhD topic concerned Phytochemical and pharmacological properties of the common weed Hyptis suaveolens L. Poit. Joselin has served as an Assistant Professor in Botany at Neasmony Christian College, Marthandam for over two years. She joined this college in November 2018. She has more than 12 paper publications in reputed journals and has presented papers in seminars. She has attended as many as 17 conferences which include both International and National.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr Josphin Mini
M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.
Dr Josphin Mini a personality who do her work systematically did her UG (1999-2002)from Neasmony Christian College, Marthandam, PG (2002-2004) from Madras Christian College. She completed her PhD from Madras Christian College Chennai in 2015.Josphin has cleared the SET exam in 2016. Her PhD topic concerned study of Anatonomical and Bioactive studies in Walsura trifoliata. Josphin has served as an Assistant Professor in Botany at Neasmony Christian College, Marthandam for over one year. She joined this college in November 2018and is since working here. Josphin has 3 paper publications in reputed journals to her credit and has presented papers in seminars. She has attended as many as 17 conferences which include both International and National.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Mrs. C. Jemila Roshini
M.Sc., M.Phil.,.
Mrs. C. Jemila Roshini has been working in this college since 2011.

Activities of the academic year 2019-2020

Activities of the academic year 2018-2019
          It is said that Botany is the eldest daughter of medicine. How nice it is to extend it to mean that Botany is one among the first few daughters of WCC. ‘Seasons’ are important to the plants and trees, so it is to WCC as well. The freshers joined with new hopes and expectations in the I B.Sc. course on 25-06-2018. A record number of 24 students took admission to the M.Sc. programme. The new academic year began with an orientation programme for the I B.Sc. students. The Botany Association was inaugurated on 26-07-2018. Dr. N. Renuka Bai, formerly Head of Botany Department, WCC, Nagercoil, enlightened and challenged the young botanists to popularize ‘Air Purifying Plants’. She highlighted that nature has provided many ways to manage and solve issues of air pollution. The Students of I B.Sc. and I M.Sc. went on a technical field visit to collect ‘algae’ specimens in places like Rasthcaudu, Vattakottai and Kanyakumari on 29-08-2018.
         Entrepreneural Botany may sound new. With a view to encourage and motivate the students about the scope of entrepreneurship in botany, a special entrepreneurship development programme was conducted on 30-08-2018. Prof. Joy Mohandhas, formerly Head of Botany Department, WCC, delivered a simple but absorbing lecture on ‘Flower arrangement and its entrepreneurial scope’. An industrial visit to the Tea factory at Dodabetta and SIMS park at Conoor was undertaken from 10-9-2018 to 13-09-2018 by the III B.Sc. and II M.Sc. Students. A technical visit to the Botanical Garden and Medicinal Plants Garden was also undertaken. The students visited a distillation factory of medicinal plants and a chocolate factory at Nilgris. A special counseling programme was organized for the benefit of the students on 12-12-2018 by Dr. R. Mary Christi, formerly Associate Professor of Botany, WCC and a leading youth counselor on self-discipline, decision making, issues being faced by the youth etc.
         The students of I M.Sc. made a technical visit to the ‘Athmanilayam’, a nursery garden at Siruvarakonam, Kerala on 10-01-2019. The P.G students also visited Aavin milk production processing plant at Nagercoil on 19-02-2019. The Alumnae Meeting organized on 30-01-2019 was attended by about 30 alumnae. The alumnae had an emotional sharing of the good old days in the college. An enlightening and a productive discussion followed the programme. The students of II M.Sc. went on a ‘field visit’ to Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute at Palode, Trivandrum on 15-02-2019. The students were greatly motivated by the visit.
         A National Seminar was organized by the Botany Association on the subject ‘Women in Biodiversity’ on 8th March 2019. The renowned scientist Dr. A. P. Lipton, formerly Principal Scientist, CMFRI, Cochin and Dr. J. K. Reshma, Head of PG department of Environmental Science, All Saints College, Trivandrum served as resource persons. An exhibition of Medicinal Plants and Palmyra products was organized. All the staff of the department had participated in seminars, workshops and conferences in 2018-2019. Mrs. Thai Stella Joice served as a member of the Board of Studies for B.Sc. Botany course. Dr. Mofanato S. K. Kala Kumari, Assistant Professor, Botany Department, received a certificate of appreciation from the Honourable Minister Shri.Pon Radhakrishnan, for the excellent initiatives of the NSS in the Swacch Bharat movement of the GoI.
         Juwairiya Nazreen, secured the University Gold Medal in the B.Sc. Botany Course for the academic years 2014-2017. Subi. S. E, secured University third rank in the B.Sc. Botany Course for the academic years 2014-2017. 12 students of II M.Sc. Botany participated in the Drawing and Hand writing competition organized by “Agathiya Maamunivar Kalai Ilakkiya Panpadu Ayvoo Mayyam” on 31-08-2018. The participants were honoured by awarding the title “Kalai Chemmal Viruthu”. Juwairiya Nazreen. J, Subi. S.E and Anulin Abiya of the department participated in ‘PHYTO-FEST 2019’, an inter-collegiate competition organized by Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam, on 25-01-2019. They won the first prize in Quiz competition and third prize for Photography. A ‘thought for the week’ was introduced from the beginning of the academic year. A competition was held on 01-04-2019. Cash prizes were given to the winners who reproduced maximum number of ‘thoughts for the week’. Consolation prizes were given to all the participants.