Department of Botany (Center of Excellence )

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Department Overview

Head of Department: Dr. Rup Narayan

The department of Botany was established in 1969.Initially, the aim was to impart higher education in innovative areas. Thus, M.Phil. programme was launched.Two years later, M.Sc. programme for providing specialization in Taxonomy was also started. Since 1998, marching with the requirements of time, the Department started M.Sc. Botany with specialization in Biotechnology. In the year 2000, the Department introduced another innovative course of great future utility- M.Sc. Industrial Biotechnology. In 2010, the M.Sc. syllabi of the department became common with the affiliated colleges and two specializations out of a list of 8 specializations were introduced. Following the UGC regulations 2009, a Pre-Ph.D. course work was also started in 2013.The department has so far produced over 250 Ph. D. and 500 M. Phil. students. Over 450 research and review articles have been published. The department has run U.G.C. teacher fellowship programme and U.G.C. leadership project for many years. It has also organized U.G.C. sponsored refresher courses for university and college teachers, besides organizing several National Workshops and Seminars. The department has strong research- oriented laboratories and has good facilities, e.g. HPLC, Image Analysers, Gel Documentation System, FTIR, AAS with Silicon Hydride generator, RT- PCR, Lyophilizer, horizontal and vertical air flow laminar air flow cabinets, Centrifuges, Microscopes, Spectrophotometers, deep freeze, etc. for conducting research in the areas of Reproduction biology, Tissue culture, Nitrogen fixation and Rhizobium technology, Environmental pollution, Heavy metal toxicity, Cytogenetics, Stress physiology, Sol Microbiology, Microbial bioremediation of pollutants, Microbial Nanotechnology, Plant Pathology and Microbiology. It bears the glory of internationally reputed teachers, a well- developed Museum, and Herbarium & Botanical garden are points of attraction for people from different universities, institutes & departments. A very high percentage of its students qualify UGC/CSIR sponsored NET, GATE & SET besides PCS/IFS/IAS exams each year. The department has a proud legacy of doyen of Botany, Prof.V.Puri, furthered by Prof. Y.S. Murty, Prof. P.K. Gupta, Prof. D. Banerji, Prof.V.Singh, Prof.C.M.Govil, Prof.V.Kumar, Prof. G. Prakash, Dr. A.P. Garg, Dr. Pandey and Prof. A.K. Srivastava. Presently, Prof. Y. Vimala, Prof. M.U. Charaya, Dr. Bhawna Bajpai,Dr. Ashok Kumar and Dr. Ishwar Singh are holding the torch for the coming generation of Botanists. The department has a rich list of its reputed Alumni contributing in Nation’s development.

Fields of Specialization

Tissue Culture for secondary metabolite upscaling, Developmental and Stress Physiology, Phytochemistry, Enzyme Technology, Heavy Metal Toxicology, Rhizobium Technology, Microbial Nanotechnology, Mycology, Plant Pathology, Soil Microbiology, Microbial remediation of Pollutants and Medicinal Microbiology

Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the follwing programmes of study :

About Programme

It is a two–year (four semesters) full time course in CBCS mode. Courses in the first three semesters pertain to various aspects of Botanical Science while in the fourth semester students are provided two electives, besides two mandatory papers. It includes 16 theory courses (4 in each semester) and four practical courses (one in each semester) with an open elective in each semester. The department in providing two specializations of 2 papers each. In the current session (i) Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology and (ii) Applied and Stress Physiology are being offered.


Duration

2 Years (4 Semester)


Nature/Type

Self-Finance


Eligibility Conditions

B.Sc. Degree (with the concerned subject as one of the main subjects) with 45% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in the subject.

About Programme

It is a two-semester programme with four theory courses including research methodology and a project report. The students complete their project work in specialized fields of their choice.


Duration

1 year (2 semesters)


Nature/Type

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Eligibilty Criteria

Master's Degree in the concerned subject with 55% marks. Bachelor's Degree with an aggregate of 55% marks including the concerned subject, and second division in Intermediate examination; or 50% marks in bachelor‟s degree as well as Intermediate examination separately

About Program

The department is well equipped for Ph.D. programmes in Environmental and Heavy Metal Pollution, Tissue Culture Technology, Developmental and Stress Physiology, Mycology, Microbiology, Microbial Nanotechnology Plant Pathology, Invasive Ecology, Phycology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Plant Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Environmental Heterogeneity.


Duration

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Nature/Type

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Eligibilty Criteria

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Faculty

Head

Rup Narayan

Professor & Head

M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Professor

Y. Vimala

Professor

M.Sc. M.Phil, Ph.D., FBS, FLS, FSPRB

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Assistant Professor

Ashok Kumar

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., M.Phil., P.Hd.

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Bhawana Bajpai

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.

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Ishwar Singh

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Emeritus Professor

A.K. Srivastava

Emeritus Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D., FBS, FSCG, FSGPB

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Administrative Officer

A.K. Srivastava

Administrative Officer

M.Sc., Ph.D., FBS, FSCG, FSGPB

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Syllabus

Course NameDownload Syllabus
M.Sc. Botany (Open Electives)
M.Sc. Botany (Choice Based Credit System)
M.Phil. Botany
B.Sc. Botany

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    Research & Publication

    The Journal of Indian Botanical Society
    Prof. Y. Vimala is the Chief Editor of the Journal of the Indian Botanical Society since 2007. The journal is published from the Department of Botany, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut. A quarterly publication of the national association of the teachers and scholars of Botany, this journal was started in 1920

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    M.Sc. (Botany) Programme (CBCS)
    No. of Seats

    20


    M.Phil. Programme
    No. of Seats

    10