Department of Botany
About the Department & the Subject
The Department of Botany was established in 1957 as an intermediate college and 1962 as Degree College. The Department offers Botany as one of the core subjects to students pursuing their bachelor’s programme in science. Currently, the Department of Botany is equipped with a Smart Classroom for teaching, two fully equipped labs where students take their practical classes, one Museum, One HOD Chamber, One Staff Room, One Lab assistant Room, one Computer lab equipped with a broadband facility, Botanical garden and a Hitech Green House. The Department has five sanctioned posts. In addition, the non-teaching staff consists of a Lab Assistant.
The curriculum for the B.Sc. Botany Programme has been designed with an aim of encouraging broad instructional goals and supporting the growing demands and challenging trends in the educational scenario. It targets at providing an environment that encourages, promotes and stimulates the intellectual, professional and personal development of the student. The curriculum caters to the all-around development of the student, preparing globally ready individuals into the fast pacing world. A three-year bachelor’s degree program in Botany provides the foundation for prospective botanists to pursue a graduate-level education or find an entry-level career.
The vision of establishing Department of Botany is to produce competent students with a basic knowledge of the subject. The aim is to nurture students with a potential to innovate, invent and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of society and environment. Moreover, the Department is destined to promote, support and facilitate the development of the subject. The graduated students get equipped with excellent theoretical knowledge and practical skills which fulfils our vision to promote scientific temperament and community service.
The course introduces students to the importance of plants as an integral part of existence on the planet. It is imperative to internalise fully the fact that human existence depends on plants and hence, the necessity to conserve nature is the need of the hour. A few activities are conducted at the end of the each semester which are relevant to the topics covered. Algal collections, mushroom cultivation, visits to tissue culture labs, plant collection trips, project works, maintenance of plant diversity on campus are few of the activities. These activities enable the students to study the subject outside the classroom environment.
|Tariq Ahmad Wani
|M.Sc. | M.Phil
|Associate professor (HOD)
|Mohd Yousuf War
|Mohammad Ayub Shah
|M.Sc. | B.Ed.
|Dr. Peerzada Arshid Shabir
|M.Phil | PhD
|Plant Breeding and Genetics
|Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat
|M.Sc. | M.Phil
|Plant Physiology and Ornamental Horticulture