The Department of Botany was established in the year 1979 with Pre-University Course. Currently, it is offering UG Degree in Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, and PG in Botany.
The courses offered and the affiliated strength for student admission is provided below.
|BSc. Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology||Degree||3 years|
|MSc. Botany||Degree||2 years|
|MPhil Botany||Research||1 year|
|PhD (FT) Botany||Research||3 years|
|PhD (PT) Botany||Research||4 years|
The Department has 6 laboratories in total, of which two are meant for PG, one for UG and three for research programmes, which include one Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi-sponsored Tissue Culture Laboratory and one Microbiology Lab established under Career-Oriented Programme. A widely recognised herbarium with around 3000 species of angiosperm is maintained by the Department.
In addition to teaching, all the staff members are actively involved in the research activities in their area of specialization like Plant Taxonomy, Pharmacognosy, Plant Ecology, Environmental Biology and Conservation Biology, Seed Technology, Microbiology and Medicobotany. They have produced 109 M.Phils. and 15 PhDs. so far. Currently, 6 M.Phil. and 20 PhD. scholars are doing research work in the Department. So far 164 research articles have been published by the staff members and research scholars of the Department. A total number of 18 research projects funded by various agencies have been completed by the faculty members and one project is under progress.