The Department of Botany was established in 1957 as intermediate college & 1962 as Degree College. The department offers degree course at UG level for B.Sc. 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year with Botany as one of the subject with other subject combinations like Zoology, Chemistry, Sericulture, Biotechnology, Geology, Geography and English. Examination system is varied such as annual system with single paper scheme for B.Sc. 2nd year & 3rd year students, however from the current session 2015-16 semester system has been introduced by the University.
The department organizing extension/guest lecturers for students perusing botany at UG level by inviting subject experts from the affiliated University/Research Centres.
The eminent academicians/scientists who visited the department include:-
- D.B. Singh- Prof. & Head Division of Post-Harvest Fruits and vegetables CITH ( Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture) Srinagar.
- Irfan Rashid Kakroo ( Dept. of Botany) Kashmir University.
- Zaffar Shadab ( Assistant Professor Deptt. Of Botany, Govt. Degree College Bla.).
- Imtiyaz ( Research Scholar SKIMS) Sgr
The teaching methods adopted by the faculty members is use of marker board/Alkosine board with marker/chalk as means of teaching learning process. In addition the teachers use of bio-visual charts/models and at times use of PPT for bio-usual specimens & graphic presentation on the various topics related syllabi.The department has ICT/Wi-Fi facility with uninterrupted power back-up.
In addition to teaching the faculty members shoulder the additional responsibility of organizing NSS activities throughout the session. The activities include.
|1||Tariq Ahmad Wani||M.Sc. , M.Phil||Asst. Professor (Selection Grade)||Plant Pathology||15||5|
|2||Mohd Aslam Bhat||M.Sc.||Asst. Professor (Selection Grade)||Economic Botany||15||3|
|2||Mohd Yousuf War||M.Sc.||Asst. Professor (Selection Grade)||Economic Botany||15||3|
|2||Mohd Ayoub Shah||M.Sc.||Asst. Professor (Selection Grade)||Anatomy||15|
Three spacious, well ventilated and illuminated labs one Museum for keeping preserved class work material, specimens jars and models are housed in the department. One HOD chamber, one faculty room, one lab. Assistant room,one computer lab with broad band facility is unique attraction of department. Recently established Research Lab. With all necessary equipments adds grace to the department. As student centric facility the department has installed Audio Visual facility in its corridor to enable them to watch educational lectures telecasted by CEC UGC.
The department is fully equipped with resourceful faculty. Adequate laboratory staff augment human resource component which facilitate practical part of curriculum. Young scholars perusing Botany at under graduate level are being deputed to regions of high biodiversity or medicinal flora which grow at high altitudes. They are advised to prepare inventory of flora. This year department has added one more feather to its cap by way of establishment of Botanical research lab which house research based high end equipments. The department has purchased Micro imaging equipment consisting of trinolocular microscope, fitted with CCCTV connected with laptop and three in one laser jet printer. Students of B Sc 3rd year obtain print outs of their slides which they prepare during practical work. Final year students are being trained with preparation of dissertation on the given topics. All students of 3rd year are supposed to wear aprons in their respective labs. The faculty members of Botany make use of power point slides during demonstration labs are equipped with LCD Projectors with uninterrupted power backup. On periodical basis guest faculty are being arranged to deliver Extension lectures in the department. The students of B Sc 3rd year Botany have examined various parameters of college lawns and water supply such as soil texture, porosity, moisture percentage, soil and water PH. Faculty members are actively engaged with production and development of e content programmes for UG students as part of CEC UGC scheme.
- World Arbor Day
- World Book Day
- World Health Day
- World No Tobacco Day
- World Environment Day
- World Blood Donation Day.
- Seminars & Debates on Social Issues.