Department of Botany
Head: Dr. R. Lalfakzuala
The department of Botany was established in the year 2005. Post Graduate teaching was started in 2006 and first batch of Doctoral students were admitted in 2007. The Department has been successful in producing a good number of quality P.G and Ph.D. students. The course for M.Sc. botany is based on choice based credit system (CBCS) and comprises of four semesters of six months duration each. The department has 30 seats in M.Sc. programme. Various research grants have been received for developing the teaching and research facilities under different funding agencies (UGC, DBT, DST, CSIR, ICAR, MoEF etc.). The Department at present has 7 teaching faculty, 1 adjunct faculty and 5 non -teaching Staff. Thrust area of research includes – Algal physiology & Biochemistry, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant-insect interaction, Soil & Environmental Microbiology, Biofertilizer Technology, Ecology, Agro-Ecology & Farming System, Forest Ecology & Bio-Resources, Plant Systematic & Ethno-Botany.