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Botany

About the Department

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.

Programmes

B. Sc. (Honors) Botany

Course B.Sc. (Honors) Botany
Duration 3 years (Semester System)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 19,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • 10+2 Medical with 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST and persons with disability category)
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
    for details see http://auts.ac.in/admission/

M. Sc. (Honors) Botany

Course M. Sc. (Honors) Botany
Duration 2 years (Semester System)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 25,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • B.Sc. Medical with 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST and persons with disability category)
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
    for details see http://auts.ac.in/admission/

Ph. D

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 CSIR-NET (JRF)/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.

Research

Thrust Areas

• Stress Physiology
• Proteomics
• Genomics
• Mycology & Plant Pathology
• Plant Taxonomy & Systematics

Govt. Funded Research Projects

Title Funding Agency PI
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

Student Research Projects

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

 

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