Department of Botany started in 1989-1990 session with only B.Sc. General Course under Vidyasagar University. Honours course in Botany started on and from 2004-2005 session. Post Graduate studies opened on and from 2017-2018 session.
Several students of the department have established themselves in various sphere of society especially in educational sector, i.e., school & colleges as teachers. Among the girls many of our students have been employed as nurses in different Government and private hospitals. Few are employed in administrative jobs. Specially after the introduction of PG course in Botany the scope of employment has widened in larger scale.
- Aims and Objectives of the department
Botany is a part of Basic Life Science and very crucial for any entrance examination or research work. The syllabi includes professional science topics such as Seed Technology, Horticulture and Plant Physiology.
After completion of Master degree in Botany, students are motivated to participate in conferences and workshops related to plant and its allied science and student can explore the world of biological sciences with the knowledge acquired in collaboration with its allied and physical sciences.
Objectives of the Department of Botany are:
- To comprehend functional categories in plant sciences
- To develop and promote scientific literacy among students
- To equip young student with aptitude and respect for nature
- To question, hypothesize and make informed conclusions
- Scientific skills of communication
- Proper use and knowledge of scientific materials and instruments
- Knowledge acquired to be applied for socio-economic growth and benefit
- To promote research culture for self and to benefit the society in large
- To empower them with life skills through effective guidance and counselling
- Goal of the department
Our goal is to provide students with quality classrooms experience with opportunities for learning scientific method through laboratory practical sessions and field work , so that they acquire the biological literary, critical thinking skills necessary for successful carrier in education, industry, to continue their education in graduate and Professional Schools.
- Scope of further studies and interdisciplinary perspectives and opportunities for career development
After duly completing a bachelor’s education in Botany, a candidate can look forward to being a part of the industry by working as a technician, whereas, a candidate after completing his/her master’s education can look forward to working with some industry giants or being a part of good research teams.
The amount of diversity in the field of Botany gives it students to choose their specializations as per their choice, aptitude and interests. There is huge scope of being a part of this industry merely keeping in mind the amount of diversity it has to offer.
One can be a part of any reputed organization as a
Plant explorer: Botanist with a passion for plants who could be a photographer, writer, expeditioner, etc
Conservationist: Is an individual who works for the conservation of the environment and is often linked to organisations working for the cause.
Ecologist: A person who works for the eco-system and a balanced environment.
Environment consultant: Some botanists qualify to work as environmental consultants, providing inputs and advice for the conservation of the environment.
Horticulturist: A horticulturist knows the science behind different plants, flowers, and greenery. They conduct research in gardening and landscaping, plant propagation, crop production, plant breeding, genetic engineering, plant biochemistry, and plant physiology.
Plant biochemist: Biochemists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, heredity, and disease.
Molecular biologist: Molecular biologists conduct research and academic activities. The research component involves the study of biological structures in well-equipped laboratories with advanced technology to help them explore complex molecular structures and their particular functions. The equipment may include microscopes, lab centrifuges, computers with specific software that allows them to analyze obtained data, and many more.
The number of professions botanists can go into nowadays is endless. Moreover the application of plant sciences improves the yield and supply of medicines, foods, fibers, building materials and other plant products. The knowledge of plant sciences is essential for development and management of forests, parks, waste lands, sea wealth etc.
Few of the industries which one can work with are:
- Chemical Industry
- Food Companies
- Forest Services
- Biotechnology Firms
- Oil Industry
- Land Management Agencies
- Seed And Nursery Companies
- Plant Health Inspection Services
- National Parks
- Biological Supply Houses
- Plant Resources Laboratory
- Educational Institutions
- Departmental exellency
The department is having well developed, organized basic infrastructure.
- Well furnished class room
- Sophisticated Equipment.
- Computer with Internet Facility.
- Department Library.
- Well Equipped Labs.
- Importance of the subject in the field of entire education system
The role of Botany and Plant Science are the basis for the development of Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology. Plants are a fundamental part of life on earth. They generate the oxygen, food, fibres, fuel and medicine that allow higher life forms to exist. Plants also absorb carbon dioxide, a significant greenhouse gas, through photosynthesis. Conservationists use botanical knowledge to help manage parks, forests, rangelands, and wilderness areas. Public health and environmental protection professionals depend on their understanding of plant science to help solve pollution problems. As with other life forms in biology, plant life can be studied from different perspectives, from the molecular, genetic and biochemical level through organelles, cells, tissues, organs, individuals, plant populations, and communities. At each of these levels, a botanist might be concerned with the classification (taxonomy), structure (morphology and anatomy) or function (physiology) of plant life.
- Our role
The teacher’s main role is as a facilitator – there to offer support and advice when needed, and to provide the necessary scaffolding and teaching of skills when necessary
- Draw real-life connection
- Encourage students
- Change the scenario of life
- Track improvement & set performance goals