The Department of Botany 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. (H) degree and two years M.Sc. (H) 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 presentations by B.Sc. (H) and M.Sc (H) 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, Rangoli competitions, Debates and Declamations.
|Course||B.Sc. (Honors) Botany|
|Duration||3 years (Semester System)|
|Fees||Rs. 19,000/- per semester|
|Course||M. Sc. (Honors) Botany|
|Duration||2 years (Semester System)|
|Fees||Rs. 25,000/- per semester|
|Seats||Subject to availability|
|Fees||Rs. 30,000/- per semester|
• Stress Physiology
• Mycology & Plant Pathology
• Plant Taxonomy & Systematics
|Preparation of 12 Village level People Biodiversity Registers (PBRs) of District Hoshiarpur||Punjab Biodiversity Board Chandigarh (sanctioned in 2018 & Completed in 2019)||Dr. Kuljinder Kaur|
|S.No||Student Name and Class||Title of Project/Dissertation||Supervisor|
|1.||Harwinder Kaur (M.Sc. IV) Batch: 2016-18||In-silico characterization of Chalcone synthase from Phyllanthus emblica L.||Dr. Avneesh Kumar|
|2.||Rupinder Kaur (M.Sc IV) Batch: 2016-18||Varietal differences in mung bean for seed germination and seedling vigour under cadmium stress||Dr. Harmanjit Kaur|
|3.||Amandeep Kaur (M.Sc. IV) Batch: 2016-18||Comparative studies on seed protein characteristics in lines of two Gossypium species||Dr. Arvinder Singh|
|4.||Amandeep Kaur (M.Sc. IV) Batch: 2016-18||Medicinal Plants Used In Traditional Health Care Practices In Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab (India)||Dr. Kuljinder Kaur|
|5.||Satveer Kaur (M.Sc IV) Batch: 2016-18||Taxonomic studies on some agarics||Dr. Harwinder Kaur|