The Department of Botany was established in 1947 with a Degree course under Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram. In 1964 Post Graduate Degree course on Botany was started. Later, in 2007 the Department was recognized as Research Centre under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Currently the department offers Under Graduate course in Botany and Post Graduate Course in Botany with specialization in Plant Biotechnology. The department also offers research programme in Botany under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The department has seven full time faculty members with diverse research interests such as Mycology, Lichenology, Pteridology, Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Plant Biotechnology.