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Botany

    The Department of Botany was incepted in 1965 by introducing B.Sc. Botany and during 1979 M.Sc. Botany course was resumed. The Department was conferred as Research Centre in 1984 and since 1985 M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes have been offered in the various fields of basic and applied plant biology. Till date, 20 researchers got awarded with Ph.D. degree and 11 research scholars are pursuing doctoral programme currently.

    In due course, various infrastructure facilities viz., botanical garden, microbiology lab, plant tissue culture lab, herbarium, mushroom house, vermicomposting yard, microbial treatment of Collge's STP to recycle the waste water, terrace garden and model horticulture garden and with necessary modern instrumentation facilities have been developed for the purpose of teaching-learning and research.

    Students are trained with rich learning experiences by exposing them with hands-on training, offered with high standard practical knowledge. The faculty members of botany are involved in active research in the diversified fields: biodiversity and conservation, medicinal plants, plant nutrition, forest nursery technology, Rangelands and environmental management systems, phytochemistry, plant pathology, plant microbe interaction, plant bird interaction, plant tissue culture, nano biotechnology and solid and liquid waste management. Department of Botany has good citation records (1275) with higher H-index, as on September, 2018 on the peer-review publications of national and international level, authored by members of Botany Faculty. The research publication includes books, monographs, scholarly written general articles, learning materials and technical reports, laboratory manual, has been used as learning resource materials. Research funding awarded from various national agencies including DST- FIST, DBT-STAR College Programme, UGC (Major and Minor projects), MoEF, State Forest Department supports through research grant amounting 1.5 crores, till date provide to a large extent on a fairly good quality research programs through which students and researchers have the access to the current knowledge on the curricula and research. Faculty members of Department of Botany have also been appointed as members in professional associations and State Government Departments. Besides teaching-learning, research, commitment of the Department of Botany towards the community development is excellent as they involve in several environment awareness, outreach activities.