Prof. S. K. Mehta, Head
Ph: 0389-2330733 /2330857
Department was established in year 2006 and teaching and research activities started in year 2007. Currently, Department is offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Botany. The Department is functioning with 2 Professors, 1 Associate Professor and 6 Assistant Professors, and one Stenographer, one Laboratory Assistant, one Laboratory Attendant and one Peon. Department is covered under FIST programme of DST, New Delhi. Department has state of art research facilities in area of environmental biotechnology, renewable bioenergy, forest ecology and resource management. The six research laboratories are equipped with equipments e.g. research microscope, gas chromatograph, HPLC, flame photometer, ultrasonicator, vacuum oven, PCR, Geldoc, DGGE etc. Fifteen externally funded research projects focusing on development of algal biodiesel and cyanobacterial biodiversity, microbial diversity, ethno-botanical study and bioresource management are running by faculty members of the Department. The main thrust areas of research in the Department are algal physiology and biochemistry, oxidative stress adaptations in algae, proteomics of cyanobacteria, microbial biodiversity, forest ecology and management. Several students have participated in National sport competitions.