The Department of Botany was established in the year 1969 in the month of August for the academic year 1969-1970. The founder head of the department of Botany is Prof. G. Leela Krishnan.  At first the college was located at Sri Veshelamma Temple, Court Street, existing Kodanda Game School (TTD) campus. From 1984 onwards the SGS Arts College with all the departments were started at a new building which was located nearby Srinivasa Kalyana Mandapams, AP Southern Regional Electrical Office.

            The new building was opened by Gnani Zail Singh, the president of India in the year 1987.  It is one of the sisters colleges managed by TTD.  Along with this college, the old TTD Colleges i.e. SVAC (UG&PG), SPWDC (UG&PG).


The Botany Department is unique at Sri Govindharaja Swamy Arts College because of our focus on fundamental research and teaching on plants as well as our study of populations, communities and ecosystems of which they are the key component. Our faculty conducts basic and applied research relevant to the state, nation and globe. Such topics include ecological disturbance, invasive species, symbiosis, plant sciences. These topics are investigated using such tools as spatial data analysis, microscopy, biogeochemical and physiological approaches and field trips and laboratory experiments. Our students receive a high quality education through engagement in these topics and tools and faculty involvement in science education research. Within the department, we offer a B.Sc (B.B.C), (C.B.Z ) in Botany.


To create the most conductive environment for quality academic and research oriented undergraduate and postgraduate education in computer science and prepare the students for a globalised technological society and orient them towards serving the society.


  • To impart moral and ethical values and inter personal skills among the students
  • Equity and inclusiveness
  • Transformative education, research and outreach

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Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning
  • Power point presentations
  • Class roomteaching by using models, real objects, herbarium and spotters.
  • Demonstration method
  • Discussion method.
  • Seminars
  • Quiz programmes
  • Guest lecturers by Eminent Experts
  • Study projects
  • Field Trips
  • Working Projects
Details of Infrastructural Facilities
  • Well equipped laboratory, Botanical garden, medicinal garden, Pond ecosystem for the growth of aquatic plants.
  •  Departmental library consists of around 100 books.
  • Internet facilities for Staff & Students provided by TTD.
  • ICT facility: Virtual Class Room , Digital Class Rooms Available
SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:

  • Well equipped laboratory
  • Botanical garden
  • Medicinal garden.
  • Efficient & well experienced  teaching faculty.
  • High Demand for the TTD colleges.
  •  Free hostel facility.
  • Most of the students are from rural background
  • Poor communication skills in English.
  • Improving enrolment
  • Improving the optimum usage of ICT in teaching learning
  • Exploring the starting of new Job-oriented courses
  • Sustaining quality along with access
  • More placements
  • Generation of resources  for research facilities in the department
Future Plans
  • To start job oriented courses
  • To make more placement opportunities.
  • Planning to start PG courses