The conference will be jointly organized by International Phytotechnology Society and Dept. of Botany, University of Calicut.

IPS (International Phytotechnology Society)

The International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) is a nonprofit, worldwide professional society comprised of individuals and institutions engaged in the science and application of using plants to deal with environmental problems. IPS’s mission is to promote research, education, training, and application of those technologies that use plants to deal with problems of environmental contamination, carbon sequestration, alternative fuels, and ecological restoration.

University of Calicut

Established in 1968, the University of Calicut is the largest institution of higher learning in Kerala. With 34 post-graduate departments and 405 affiliated colleges, the University aims to nurture excellence in education and research in Kerala. The University of Calicut is accredited by NAAC with 'A+' grade and rank 70 among Indian universities by the National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2021. According to QS India University ranking of 2023, University of Calicut stands in 92th position.

Department of Botany

The Department of Botany was established under the University of Calicut in 1968. It is one of the leading University Botany Departments of India in the field of teaching and research in plant sciences, especially Angiosperm Taxonomy. The principal aim of the department was to promote higher education by improving human resources of the Malabar region of the Country. The Department is proud to have the largest university botanical garden in India with an area of 19.5 acres and a Touch & Feel garden for the visually-challenged people. It is the headquarters of the Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and Gregor Mendel Foundation (GMF). Rheedea and Eco-chronicle are the two journals published from the Department. The State Government-funded Interuniversity Centre for Plant Biotechnology is also associated with the Department.