Department of Biology came into existence in the year 1949 with Shri G. Sri Rama Murthy as the Head of the Department, who worked till 1952. HE succeeded by late Shri N. V Rao. Subsequently, Botany wing was separated from the Biology department. Late Shri. N.V Rao was the first Head of the newly formed Botany Department. His untiring efforts employed with utmost perseverance have resulted in formation of separate lab facilities for Degree and Inter mediate classes. He war also responsible for a museum with well mounted specimens, majority of which collected by the staff and a herbarium with rich and rare collection of specimens.
The Botanical garden of the college is one of the best gardens around this area. It contains uncommon plants like Saraca indica, Victoria regia, Mangroves, different varieties of Beetle wine and important Medicinal plants.
In the present scenario of growing urbanization with concrete jungles and spread of aquaculture oblivious of its ill effects on the environment, there has been heavy loss in plant life, whereby the mankind in deprived of all support it has been enjoying from the plants. But still, the Herbarium, Museum and Botanical garden of the college are playing a key role in supporting the students in acquiring knowledge.
Present scenario and the unique nature of the surrounding environment the revised syllabus to suit the present day need by inserting additional inputs with student centered
The department is located in area of 272 sq mts (2928 sq ft) having good laboratory facilities. The equipment range include 73 compound Microscopes, Microtome, Epidiascope, a slide projector, a research Microscope, two Projection microscopes, One stereoscopic microscope, 58 dissection microscopes, three demonstration eye piece, Digi Eye Camera with LED TV, 10 Binocular microscopes and various Ecological, Horticultural, Tissue cultural, Biotechnology equipment etc.