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Botany

The Department of Botany at this University was established in the year 2015. The vision behind establishing the department is to become one of the centres of eminence in Plant Sciences by providing value-based world class education besides developing scientific and technical temper among the students. Our mission is to strive for an excellent environment for learning and research in Botany and produce graduates, post graduates and Ph.D equipped with skills necessary to fulfil their role in contemporary society.

The department at present has 7 faculty members having expertise in thrust areas of research in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physiology, Taxonomy, Systematics, Mycology, Plant Pathology and Ecology. Their contributions are evident through their high quality research publications in reputed national & international journals.

Currently, the department offers three year B.Sc. (Hons.) degree and two years M.Sc. degree in Botany. The Department also offers Ph.D. programmes in various research areas of basic and applied botany.

In addition, the Department organizes workshops, seminars and invited lectures by eminent botanists for students and teachers in frontier areas of plant sciences on a regular basis under the botanical society – La Societe Botanique. The society organizes monthly PowerPoint presentations by B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc students followed by exhaustive discussion. The society is also involved in grooming the students by organizing various extra-curricular activities like Quiz competitions, Model & Poster making and Rangoli competitions, Debates, Declamations etc.
Sr. No. Name of the Teacher Designation Qualification Specialization Distinction/ Award Publications/ Projects
(Number Only)
Contact Information E-mail
1 Dr. (Mrs.) K.K. Johal Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Cytogenetics and Mycology, Mushroom Cultivation and Pathology Distinction in M.Phil Books :
Papers: 1-International, 11-National
Projects:
Conferences/Seminars Attended :5
9815653431 kuldip_bot@auts.ac.in
2 Dr. Harmanjit Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc.(Hons. School), UGC-NET, Ph.D. Plant Stress Phsiology & Plant Microbe Interactions 1st in B.Sc (Medical), Gold Medalist in M.Sc, Best Poster award at DU Delhi, Young Researcher Award Books :
Papers:4 International
Projects:
Conferences/Seminars Attended :15
9814028124 harmanjit_bot@auts.ac.in
3 Dr. Arvinder Singh Assistant Professor M.Sc., UGC-NET, Ph.D. Plant Biotechnology and Plant Biochemistry 1st in B.Sc(Botany Hons.), Awarded University Res. Scholarship being a topper at KUK Books :
Papers:7, 1-Article
Projects:
Conferences/Seminars Attended : 9
9813446126 arvinder_bot@auts.ac.in
4 Dr. Avneesh Kumar Assistant Professor M.Sc. (Hons. School), CSIR-JRF, Ph.D. Plant Molecular Biology Genetic Engineering DS Kothari PDF, Young Scientist Award, ICMPAR (2012), Rajasthan Books :
Papers: 6 International
Projects:Proceeding
Conferences/Seminars Attended :6
Conferences+10 Seminar
9988653591 avneesh_bot@auts.ac.in
5 Dr. Simranjeet Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., ICAR-NET, Ph.D. Plant Physiology, Advanced plant Physiology, Plant Anatomy 1st in M.Phil/Ph.D enterance test, Awarded national Level Maulana Azad fellowship Books : 
Papers:6
Projects: Conferences/Seminars Attended :7
9780956717 simranjeet_bot@auts.ac.in
6 Dr. Harwinder Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Inspire(DST)-JRF, Ph.D. Mychology,Mushroom Taxonomy M.Sc. (Gold medalist), INSPIRE Fellow DST Books : 
Papers:11
Projects:
Conferences/Seminars Attended : 13
9464848979 harwinder_bot@auts.ac.in
7 Dr. Kuljinder Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Plant Taxonomy, Ethnobotany, Chromosome Study, Biodiversity 1st prize in Poster Presentation in Asian Allelopathy Confrenece, Received BSR fellowship for Meritorious Students Books : 
Papers: 6
Projects:
Conferences/Seminars Attended :6
9779299539 kuljinder_bot@auts.ac.in
Course B.Sc. (Hons. School) Botany
Duration 3 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 16,500/- per semester
Remarks
  • 10+2 Medical with 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST)
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
  • for details see http://auts.ac.in/admission/
 
Course M.Sc. Botany
Duration 2 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 22,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • B.Sc. Medical with 60% marks
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
  • for details see http://auts.ac.in/admission/
 
Course Ph.D.
Duration 3-5 years
Seats Subject to availability
Fees Rs.30,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • Entrance Based
  • for details see http://auts.ac.in/admission/

Department has well equipped Botany Laboratories for UG and PG classes. The main aim of these laboratories is to expose students to experimental techniques in Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry, Tissue culture, Phycology, Mycology, Archegoniate, Angiosperm Anatomy and Embryology, Economic Botany, Ethnobotany, Cell Biology, Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding, Taxonomy, Systematics, Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Botany, Physiology, Ecology, Research Methodology and Instrumentation, Biostatistics and Field botany.

List of Events Organized by Department of Botany

S. No.

Activity Details

Date

1

Vanmahotsav week celebrations-1 August

2

Vanmahotsav week celebrations -2 September

3

Swachh Pakhwada celebrations September

4

Swachh Bharat  Pledge September

5

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: on the spot essay writing competition and poster making competition. September

6

International day of preservation of ozone layer: on the spot paper reading and poster making competition. September

7

World habitat day:  Inter-university/college Rangoli competition and PowerPoint Presentation October

8

World food security day: PowerPoint presentation on nutritional value of vegetables and fruits and on the spot poster -making competition. October

9

International day of girl child: Inter-departmental Poetical recitation competition October

10

World student day: poetical recitation competition November

11

Invited guest lectures on theme “recent trends in plant sciences” November

12

Visit to Bir Talab biodiversity forest January

13

Inter-departmental Quiz competition February

14

Drug de-addiction:  on the spot poster making competition and essay writing competition March

15

Educational trip to vermicomposting unit & collection of diseased plants. March

16

Educational trip to Dehradun and mussoorie April

17

Educational trip to Central University of Punjab, Bathinda April
The major research areas of Botany Department are:
  • Stress Physiology
  • Proteomics
  • Genomics
  • Mycology & Plant Pathology
  • Plant Taxonomy & Systematics
The Individual Faculty collaborations at national level are:
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • Punjabi University Patiala
  • Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
In this section departmental notices/circulars/other student related information such as Schedule of Monday Test, Schedule of NET Classes, Time Table etc. will be uploaded. The announcements of various events like student symposium, conferences, summer schools etc will also be uploaded here.
(Dr. KULDIP KAUR JOHAL)
H.O.D, Department of Botany
Akal University, Talwandi Sabo
email : kuldip_bot@auts.ac.in
Contact: +91-9815653431, 7087175382