Bharathiar University Asian-Pgpr-admin February 8, 2024

The Bharathiar University was established at Coimbatore by the Government of Tamil Nadu in February 1982 under the Bharathiar University Act, 1981 (Act 1 of 1982). University Grants Commission (UGC) recognized Bharathiar University in 1985. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has accredited the University with an ‘A++’ Grade in the Fourth cycle assessment.

Stand at 15th rank under the category of universities and 24th among the top 100 institutions in the MOE’s National Institute Ranking Framework’s (NIRF 2022) ranking in 2021, Bharathiar University secured a ranking in the range of 801-1000 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The Intellectual Property Rights Cell of Bharathiar University protects the rights of inventions of faculty and young researchers in the University. The DRDO-BU-Center for Life Sciences was established in Bharathiar University as a joint venture by DRDO, Ministry of Defence, and Government of India, as an autonomous research institute to pursue basic and applied research.

Growing organic and ecological plants, fields background
Usha Kirtilal Mehta Convention Centre
Dr. Usha Kirtilal Mehta Convention Centre
Botany Department

The Department of Botany was instituted in the Postgraduate Centre of the University of Madras in 1972. The Department is offering M.Sc. in Plant Science, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in Botany in the fields of Mycology, Microbiology, Plant Physiology, Nutraceuticals, Phytomedicine, Tissue culture, Reproductive Biology, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant systematics and Biomedical applications. 

The Department is also offering a P.G. Diploma in Horticulture for M. Sc. Plant Science students with a view of promoting employment opportunities. So far the Department has produced 160 Ph.D. and 225 M.Phil. scholars. The faculty members have so far completed 45 research projects funded by various national and international agencies. The Department is also actively involved in Industrial collaboration and consultancy services. The Department has a MoU with the Chinese Academy of Sciences for scientific collaboration in the areas of Biodiversity Conservation, Energy Crops and Herbal Medicine. The faculty and students have made academic visits to countries including USA, U.K., Japan, Singapore, Germany, China, France, Thailand and Malaysia. Recently, a herbal garden for medicinal plants conservation has been established by the Department, for an area of about 4 acres, in the university premises, which houses 157 endemic and endangered medicinal plants. It has been envisaged at the time of establishment of the research outcome will benefit both the academia and the society.