Department of Botany and Zoology

Department of Botany and Zoology




St. George's College, Aruvithura was established in 1965 with a few faculty including the Department of Biology. Initially, there were only two staff members, Prof. Joseph Thomas in Botany and Prof. Sebastian Thomas in Zoology. Later, Prof. V. S. Joseph joined as a member of the department. In 1980, Department of Biology was divided in to Botany and Zoology. Then the Department started function with two staff members and Prof. Joseph Thomas was appointed as the Head of the Department.

Dr.Anniamma Thomasjoined in this department in 1981. Smt. SusammaJoseph and Smt. A. V. Annamma joined in 1982. Smt. Jessy Mathew was appointed in 1984. Prof. V. S. Joseph took charge as the Head of the Department, when Prof. Joseph Thomas expired in 1990. In 2002, Dr.Anniamma Thomas appointed as the Head of department after the retirement of Prof. V. S. Joseph. Mr.JobyJoseph(HOD) who is also an alumnus of the department joined as an assistant professor in in 2013. Mrs. Reedhuraj joined the department in 2014 as an assistant professor and left to join govt. service in 2019. At present the department has three faculties:-Mr.Joby Joseph (HOD), Dr. Jyothi Abraham and Ms.Theres Jose.