With the challenges posed by environmental issues on existing flora, the significance and scope of Botany has widened. Growing world population continues to increase the need for better food supplies. Environmental concerns, such as air, water and soil pollution, will create openings for ecologists in government and industry. The search for new drugs and medicines and useful genes for improving crop plants will continue to create a need for botanical explorers.
Keeping pace with the advanced knowledge, the Department has been updating the curriculum from time to time and has recently introduced the Choice Based Credit System. The Department has sufficient infrastructure facilities and expert staff members in different fields of Plant Sciences. Students are taken to botanical gardens, herbariums, museums, research institutes which help them to understand about plant diversity, plant taxonomy and state of the art research that is being carried out in different labs of repute.
The department has highly qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic faculty. The faculty members are mostly engaged in research and publication to add immense value to the academic life. They provide student counseling to ensure multi-dimensional development of the students. The department mainly focuses on the areas like plant physiology, plant biochemistry, stress physiology, plant nutrition, cancer chemoprevention using natural plant products, and mycorrhizal biology.