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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 Academic Achievements
1 Dr. K.K. Johal Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D.
2 Dr. Harmanjit Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc.(Hons. School), CSIR-NET, Ph.D.
3 Dr. Arvinder Singh Assistant Professor M.Sc., CSIR-NET, Ph.D.
4 Dr. Avneesh Kumar Assistant Professor M.Sc. (Hons. School), CSIR-JRF, Ph.D.
5 Dr. Simranjeet Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., ICAR-NET, Ph.D.
6 Dr. Harwinder Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Inspire(DST)-JRF, Ph.D.
7 Dr. Kuljinder Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D.
Course B.Sc. (Hons. School) Botany
Duration 3 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 18,150/- 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. 24,200/- 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
  • Any candidate who has passed the Master’s examination in Botany with a score of not less than 60% or CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale or equivalent (55% or 5.5 CGPA for SC/ST/BC Category) marks in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year examination of Master’s degree in the subject concerned from Akal University, Talwandi Sabo or from any other University (approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of A.U.), shall be eligible to appear for the Ph.D. Entrance Test.
  • The students who have qualified UGC-CSIR NET/GATE or any similar examination/test conducted by a notified authority of the Government of India for the purpose, will be exempted from Ph.D. entrance test, subject to approval of the Vice-Chancellor.
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
(Dr. KULDIP KAUR JOHAL)
H.O.D, Department of Botany
Akal University, Talwandi Sabo
email : kuldip_bot@auts.ac.in, botany@auts.ac.in.
Contact: +91-9815653431, 7087175382