DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY
The Department of Botany was established in 1971. It is one of the leading departments in the field of teaching and student activities. After autonomy, in keeping pace with the advances in various aspects of Plant Sciences, the department has introduced the courses like Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Plant Biotecnology, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Plant Pathology, Instrumentation in Botany, Pharmacognosy, Gardening and Landscaping, Plant Breeding, Biostatistics etc. The department has academic autonomy and has been revising its syllabi after every two years. The department has successfully implemented the credit system for grading the students. The department is known for teaching, learning and the results. It is also known for strict implementation of rules and regulations formulated time to time by the college administration.
The department has undertaken the students projects in the areas of Plant Pathology, Genetics, Plant Biotechnology, Medicinal Plants, Aerobiology etc. Presently the department started M.Sc. Degree Course in the academic year 2017-18. The M.Sc. degree course is spread over four semesters. At present the students are admitted to M.Sc. degree course on the basis of their scores in the B.Sc. degree.
During the first year of M.Sc., the students are taught core courses in Botany. In the second year, besides the core courses, the students also carry out the projects. The examinations of B.Sc. and M.Sc. students are held as per the credit system rules laid down by the autonomous college. It involves continuous assessment that is internal assessment and semester end examination. The curriculum of B.Sc. and M.Sc. has been designed by taking into account the competitive examinations, NET and SET examinations.
The department regularly organises the student's seminars and botanical excursions. The students association viz. 'Symbiosis' is very active in the department through this association various events are organised for the students. The department has very successfully organised National Conference on 'Plant Pathology' on March 2013. Four students of the department are the winners of University Gold Medal which is specified for the subject Botany. Seven students of the department are the University Merit Holders.