The department of Botany started functioning in the year 1980 with an aim to develop a society that has a love for nature and develop an inquisitive mind among the students to unravel the mysteries of living organisms through various academic and co-curricular activities. Department was upgraded to PG Department by introducing the MSc program in Botany (self-financing) in 2014. The department started two new programs; BSc and MSc Biotechnology in 2000 and 2004 respectively and later it get separated in 2005 into a new department, and MSc. Integrated Biology in 2020.
The dedicated teaching, curricular and extracurricular activities make a difference to our children, in our society and enable them to fit to excel in the wider world. The faculty includes; experts and active researchers representing different areas of Biology such as Taxonomy, Phytochemistry, and Biotechnology. Dr. Alfred Joe, our faculty has identified 27 new Angiosperm plant species. Our students learn through doing, making, and experience. They apply their advanced knowledge and skill to real-life and work-based problems that benefit society, the profession , and business. The department started certificate courses in Aquaponics in 2018, Herbal cosmetology in 2019, production of Herbal cosmetics in 2020 and an Innovation Center for Natural Resources in 2021 to equip the students to reach the above said goals. Learning this way, our students develop the skills, behavior and attitudes that employees want.
To provide a wide spectrum comprehension of aspects of plants and inculcate the concept of biodiversity among the students, we have facilitated with a botanical garden, RET garden, medicinal plant garden, butterfly garden, herbarium, museum and full-fledged botany labs. Our department has a brilliant student progression record with a number of students registered for higher studies in foreign universities and have received placement in reputed multinational companies.
The core biology subjects like Taxonomy, Cytology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Genetics, Ecology, Plant biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Genetic Engineering, Plant Tissue Culture and Biochemistry would make students acquire skills in doing research in Universities, R&D Centers
Impart quality education for women and empower them through the acquisition of global competencies, inculcation of values, and promotion of an ecoculture.
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