Academic Clubs

Environment club
The Environment club of Kristu Jayanti College aims to create awereness on various environment related issues prevalent today. The Environment club also strives to make the student concious of their environmental responsibilites and practice the principles of reduction, reuse and recycling of resources.

Kristu Jayanti College is comitted to work locally to improve social, economical and environmental well being of our community which will leave us with a greener Earth. The environment club instigates a sense of responsibility for the environment and a personal comittement to protect and preserve the environment among youth.

Activities performed under Environment Club

  • Environment awareness [click here]
  • Green audit [click here]
  • Energy Audit
  • Identification of Plants (Campus Flora)
  • Waste management
  • Soil amelioration

Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, Department of Life Sciences has the privilege and has established herbal garden and maintaining within the campus with more than 80 species of important medicinal and aromatic plants, under the guidance of the management and professionally competent faculty, enthusiastic students strives to involve and get acquainted with the identity and usages of the medicinal plants which they come across. Keeping the view of herbal garden importance, the college management has actively supported the green initiatives of the department activities. The herbal garden is enriched with several herbs, irrigation facility and there are exclusive gardeners to maintain the garden. Plants are irrigated with water almost all the days. Efforts are still on to increase the present numbers. The garden includes everything from small herbaceous plants and vines to shrubs and trees, annuals to perennials, natives and non-natives. Various trees and herbs are marked with their common names and basic therapeutic uses so that common man can easily understand the importance of medicinal uses of herbs the functions. For clear and easy identification name plates of the plants with Kannada, Malayalam and botanical names are placed to help the students and public.

A place of quiet, communion, and learning, the herb garden is a haven for all who visit, work, and study on our campus. The herb garden also provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience gathering and tending medicinal plants and offers a living example of many of the herbal medicines used. Our campus is eco-friendly, where we promote green and clean environment. Medicinal plants are located in close proximity to each other, labeled and organized into multiple demarcated garden beds, making them easy to identify and learn about. While this design is not typically how the plants are found in nature, it ensures that the plants are clearly identifiable which facilitates learning for students and visitors. Subsequently, when walking in the surrounding wild areas on campus, where plants are intermingled together, the process of plant identification becomes easier. The medicinal garden is located near the main entrance and is easily accessible, it serves as an important tool for teaching and research also to promote the medicinal values of the plants which grow mostly wild, in our surrounding and whose properties are beneficial in maintaining a balance between man and nature. The list of these plants along with their scientific name and usages are displayed in garden. The college has a well stacked collection of medicinal plants kept and maintained in a decorated plot of land.

Usefulness of the medicinal garden:
Herbal gardens are the precious source of raw material for medicinal remedies used in primary health care. Presently medicinal and aromatic plants are becoming increasingly economically important due to growing demand for herbal products to cure different diseases. Number of advantages is gained from the establishment of herbal garden as is ready fresh natural resource available for ingredients medicinally.

HIGHLIGHTS
1. About 10 years old garden so having many old trees.
2. Rare species are present so garden plays a vital role in conservation of medicinal plants biodiversity.
3. Plants are properly labeled –Kannada name, Malayalam name, scientific name and its common medicinal uses.
4. Garden is frequently visited by Students of our institute and other institutes.

FUTURE INITIATIVES
1. Medicinal plants cultivation, Green house and preservation and supply for research purposes
2. Educate local community people on medicinal plants.
3. To maintain greenhouse to cultivate subtropical and tropical medicinal plants.
4. Facilitate the marketability of the products.
5. Enhance entrepreneurial skills of the students.

S.no

Botanical Name

Common Name

Kannada Name

Family Name

1

Butea monosperma 

Flame-of-the-forest

Muthuga

Fabaceae

2

Lobelia nicotianifolia

Wild tobacco

Kadahogesoppu

Campanulaceae

3

Vernonia amygdalina

Bitter leaf

Bitter Leaf

Asteraceae

4

Aloe arborescens

Krantz aloe

 

Asphodelaceae

5

Jasminum auriculatum

 

Juhi

Sanna mallige

Oleaceae

6

Pepper mint

Mentha

Pudina

Lamiaceae

7

Aerva lanata

Mountain Knot Grass

Bilee sooli gida

Amaranthaceae

8

Asparagus racemosus

Satawari, Buttermilk root,

Halavu makkala taayi beru

Asparagaceae

9

Leucas martinicensis

Whitewort

 

Lamiaceae

10

Lantana citrina

Lantana

Kakke

Verbenaceae

11

Strychnos nux-vomica

Nux vomica

Hemmushti

Loganiaceae

12

Tamarix aphylla

Athel Pine,

 

Tamaricaceae

13

Zingiber zerumbet

Wild zinger

 

Zingiberaceae

14

Costus flavenscens

Crepe ginger

 

Costaceae

15

Hedychium flavescens

Yellow Ginger Lily,

Suruli Sugandhi

Zingiberaceae

16

Oaempferia galanga

Aromatic Ginger, Resurrection lily,

Kachchura, Kachhoora

Zingiberaceae

17

Osbeckia zeylanic

Wall Osbeckia

 

Melastomataceae

18

Desmodium gangeticum

Sal Leaved Desmodium

Murelehonne

Fabaceae

19

Leea indica

Bandicoot Berry

Gadhapatri

Vitaceae

20

Eryngium foetidium

Long coriander

 

Apiaceae

21

Plectranthus vetiveroides

White Turmeric

Bili kus kyas hulla

Lamiaceae

22

Curcuma zeodaria

Zedoary

Kachora

Zingiberaceae

23

Hemidesmus Indicus

Indian Sarsaparilla

 

Apocynaceae

24

Cryptostegia grandiflora

rubber vine,

Hambu rubber gida

Apocynaceae

25

Desmodium latifolium

Velvet-Leaf

Murival

Papilionoideae

26

Euphorbia

Poinsettia

Elegalli

Euphorbiaceae

27

Tuneria ulmifolia

Yellow Alder, Yellow Buttercups,

Chiravathali

 

28

Tuneria ulmifolia(Yellow)

 

 

 

29

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice

 

Fabaceae

30

Gendarussa vulgaris

Gandarusa

 

Acanthaceae

31

Vitex trifolia

Three leaved chaste tree

 

 

32

Cissus quadranglaris

Veldt Grape, Devil's Backbone

 

Vitaceae

33

Commiphora caudata

Hill mango

 

Burseraceae

34

Houttuynia cordata

Chameleon Plant

 

Saururaceae

35

Kalanchoe pinnate

Air plant

 

Crassulaceae

36

Asclepias curassavica

Blood flower

 

Apocynaceae

37

Costus pictus

Insulin Plant

 

Costaceae

38

Clitorea ternatea

Butterfly pea

 

Fabaceae

39

Gymnema sylvestre

Gurmar

 

Apocynaceae

40

Decalepis hamiltonii

Swallow-Root

 

Apocynaceae.

41

Crotalaria retusa

Rettle weed

 

Legumes

42

Hemigraphis colorata

Tincure plant

 

Acanthaceae

43

Barleria prionitis

Kantajati

 

 

44

Rhinacanthus nasutus

Snake jasmine

 

Acanthaceae

45

Vattakaka volubilis

Sneeze Wort

 

Asclepiadaceae

46

Jasminium rigidium

Crowded-Flower Jasmine

 

Oleaceae

47

Jatropha maheshwari

Physic nut

 

Euphorbiaceae.

48

Plantago ovata

Blond psyllium

 

Plantaginaceae

49

Clerodendrum serratum

Blue fountain brush

 

Lamiaceae

50

Maranta arundinaceae

Arrow root

 

Marantaceae

51

Justcia betonica

Squirrel tail

 

Acanthaceae

52

Nothapodytes nimmoniana

Ghanera

Durvasane mara

Icacinaceae

53

Fragaria ananassa

Strawberry

 

Rosaceae

54

Aplinia purpurea

Red Ginger, Ostrich Plume

 

Zingiberaceae

55

Impatiens repens

Yellow Canary Balsam,

 

Balsaminaceae

56

Centella asiatica

Indian pennywort

 

Umbellifers

57

Hydrocotyle leucopholea

 

 

Apiaceae

58

Indigofera longiracemosa

Indigofera

 

Fabaceae

59

Polianthes tuberosum

Mexican tuberose

 

Agavaceae

60

Sansevieria trifasciata

Snake plant

 

Asparagaceae

61

Ruta graveolans

Rue

 

Rutaceae

62

Begonia malbarcia

East Himalayan Begonia

 

Begoniaceae

63

Ocimum basilicum

Sweet basil

 

Lamiaceae

64

Ocimum tenuiflorum

Holy basil

 

Lamiaceae

65

Cymbopogan citratus

Lemon grass

Majjigehullu

Poaceae

66

Schefflera venulosa

Wild umbrella tree

Billi

Araliaceae

67

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis(big)

Coral Jasmine

 

Oleaceae

68

Alpinia calcarata

Snap Ginger

 

Zingiberaceae

69

Eupatorium triplinerve

Ayapana

 

Compositae

70

Adhatoda zeyanica

Adusa

 

Acanthaceae

71

Piper betel

Betel leaf

 

Piperaceae

72

Andrographis panicutala

Kariyat,

Nelaberu

Acanthaceae

73

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

 

Asphodelaceae

74

Bacopa monnieri

Brahmi,

 

Scrophulariaceae

75

Leucas matinicensis

Whitewort

 

Lamiaceae

76

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Elephant Foot Yam

Gandira, Suvarna-gadde

Araceae

Life Sciences club
The Life Science club serves as a forum for expert talks by renowned personnel from various biotech industries, national and intenational institutons. This helps the students to update their knowledge and keep pace with rapid scientific development. It also provides an oppurtunity for students to exhibit innovative and creative ideas during the exhibitions and fests conducted by the club.

The club activites assist the students to utilize their talents in the best way and help them to achieve their goals.

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