Department of Botany

1.   Name of Dept.    
2.   HOD                              
:   Prof (Dr.)Kunul Kandir
3.   About Department :  

University Department of Botany came into existence in 1955. Apart from the regular course, there are three self-financed vocational courses, namely, M.SC. Biotechnology, Post Graduate Diploma in Plant Biotechnology, and Post Graduate Diploma in Medicinal Plants .The Department is actively engaged in research work, and seminal work has been done in the field of tissue culture and medicinal plants. The mission and vision of the Department is quality teaching and quality research work.

Thrust Area of Research: Biotechnology, Ethnobotany, Cytogenetics, Plant Pathology,Microbiology and Plant Breeding.

Research Fellowship: UGC – 1, INSPIRE Fellowship – 1 Maulana Azad Fellowship – 1

Self-Financing/Vocational Course:

  1. M.Sc. in Biotechnology
  2. P.G. Diploma in Medicinal Plants
  3. P.G.Diploma in Plant Biotechnology
    Special Papers Taught          
:   1. Algology & Algal Biotechnology 2. Pathology and Microbiology 3. Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding 4. Plant Physiology & Biotechnology 5. Plant Taxonomy 6. Ethno botany.

4.   Faculty position:





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University Professor

Dr. (Mrs.) Kunul Kandir

M.Sc. Ph.D.




Associate Professor

Dr.(Mrs.) Latika Saran

Dr. Anil kumar

Dr. Anita Mehta

M.Sc. Ph.D

M.Sc. Ph.D

M.Sc. Ph.D



Assistant Professor

Dr. R. K. Jha 

Dr.(Mrs.) Smrity Prabha

Dr. Ladly Rani

Dr. Sameer Gunjan Lakra

Dr. Shweta Nag

Dr. Binod Kumar Mahto

M.Sc. Ph.D.

M.Sc. Ph.D.

M.Sc. Ph.D.

M.Sc. Ph.D. 

M.Sc. Ph.D.

M.Sc. Ph.D.


Admission Eligibility: BSc/ BSc (Hons). Duration 2 years (Four semesters) with an exam at the end of each semester.

Research Degree:

MPhil: Eligibility with 55% marks in for General & OBC category and 50% marks for SC/ST category
Duration 1 year (Two semesters)
Doctorate Degrees:
The University awards PhD degree. 

There is also a provision of awarding DSc Degree.