About Us

ABOUT US

The inception of the Botany department as under graduate department came into existence in the year 1st July 1965. Since then, the department has made remarkable progress both in teaching and research. In 2005 the department started self financed PG course in Botany. At present the department is well equipped to impart undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research in Botany and Microbiology. The department is   known for its outstanding research activities particularly in the field of Ecology and Conservation, Taxonomy, Palynology, Mycology and Plant Pathology and Microbiology and other thrust areas of plant sciences Recently the department has initiated research in different aspects of Microbiology- soil, environmental and clinical microbiology. Besides these, the department is also providing quality education through specialization courses at PG level in different emerging areas viz., Biodiversity and Conservation, Forest Ecology, Seed Pathology, Melissopalynology, Plant Health Management, Mycology and Plant Pathology, Current Trends in Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology. The Department has well equipped research laboratory and a herbarium and a culture collection room. The Department has its own library which consist approx. 400 books plus various journals. Botanical garden in under construction. Four teaching (two permanent and two self-finance), one technical and one administrative staff are presently engaged. A ll the teaching faculties have Ph. D. qualification. The faculty members are actively engaged in teaching, research and other administrative works. They are members of various academic and research bodies and societies and continuously participate in seminars, workshops and different training programmes. The department is also linked with BSI, FRI, NFCCI (Pune) and MTCC (Chandigarh) for study and research.

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