Department of Botany

The records indicates that Department of Botany is established around 1950 with few students and few faculty members. The Department of Botany is committed to expand and absorb the wide diversity of scientific disciplines that have come to be associated with the study of plants. Our B.Sc. programme is multi-faceted and designed to empower graduate students with a holistic and comprehensive education across a wide range of subject areas, which would enable them to contribute effectively to basic and applied education and research in plant Sciences. The Department has taken conscious efforts to expand teaching program bringing together novel developments in the field with traditional areas of Botany through field excursions trips and projects. The students are coached and encouraged through remedial teaching and academic guidance. Our mission is to strive for an excellent environment for learning in plant sciences and produce graduates and equipped with skills necessary to fulfil their role in contemporary society. Our vision is to maintain our position as the premier department of higher learning in Botany as advance centre of plant sciences and to further commit ourselves to academic excellence.


Prof Ambika Beri (HOD) M.Sc. PhD 27 Plant Physiology view file
Prof. Rommy Garg M.Sc. M.Phil 27 Pteridophytes view file
Prof. Suneet Kumar M.Sc. M.Phil PhD 4 Agro forestry

Tree crop Combination

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Prof. Harpreet Singh M.Sc. CSIR NET 2 Cytogenetics


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Prof. Yodha Singh M.SC.



2 Algal Physiology

Crop genetics & plant breeding  

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Prof. Shallu M.Sc.



5 Algal Physiology view file
Non teching staff
Name Experience (Year) `Post Duties
Mr Sukhdev singh 16 JLA •       In charge of Store

•       Maintain Stock Register

•       Issue Books & equipments

•       Purchase of Lab Apparatus


Mr. Anantpal Singh 16 JLA •       In charge of Store

•       Maintain Stock Register

•       Issue Books & equipments

•       Purchase of Lab Apparatus


Mrs. Sonia 7 LAB HELPER •       Assisting During Practical Work

•        Sample Collection From the Field for Plant materials

•        Chemical & essential Salt Solution Preparation

Sr. No.   Name of the Course (Duration Number of the seats  Programme Outcomes 


1. B.Sc. Medical

(3 Y)

150 1.      Graduates will be able to develop logical and scientific skills along with reasoning required for botanical sciences.

2.      Students are to be familiar with various techniques related to plant science.

3.      Graduates will be able to recognise, analyse, and opine on the various aspects of botanical sciences.

4.      Maintain a high level of scientific excellence in botanical research with specific emphasis on the role of plants. Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern technology in multidisciplinary way. Practice of subject with knowledge to design experiments, analyze and interpret data to reach to an effective conclusion.

5.      Ability to develop, identify, formulate a practical approach towards day to day scientific problems to reaching a logical conclusion.

6.      Logical thinking with application of biological, physical and chemical sciences. Learning that develops analytical and integrative problem-solving approaches.

7.      Performing active role that demand higher competence in national/international organizations with coherence.

8.      Graduates would be aware of basic social etiquettes, ethical issues and regulations while addressing social issues.

9.      The graduates would develop a base for achieving self-sufficiency by developing botany based employment opportunities.

10.  Skills inculcated would encourage them to carry out innovative research projects thereby making them to use knowledge creation in depth for pharmacy, agriculture and horticulture industry.

11.  Knowledgeable and disciple citizens with good values, ethics will help in nation building globally.


Sr. No. Name of the Activity  Number (2017-18) Date
1    Students and staff of department visited potato research institute Kufri, Shimla 08.02.2017
2 Extension lecture by Prof. Manruchi Kaur Head, Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala 08.02.2017
Sr. No. Name of the Activity  Number (2018-19) Date
3 Education tour to IHBT-CSIR lab- Andreta, Palampur, Himchal Pardesh 24-  26.10.2018.
4 Extension lecture by Dr. Geetika Sirhindi, Associate Professor, Punjabi University, Patiala on “Skeleton of the cell”  05.04.2019
Sr. No. Name of the Activity  Number (2019-20) Date
5 A lecture on Say no to drugs by Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Associate Professor, Chemistry MM Modi College, Patiala  09.11.2019.
Sr. No. Name of the Activity  Number (2021-22) Date
1 Students Visit; Jaypee University, Waknaghat, HP 9.10.2021
2 Students Visit to Science fair at Punjabi university 27.02.2021
3 Earth day; Guest lecture (By Prof. Rajeev Sharma, MM Modi, College, Patiala). 22.04.2022
4 Rangoli & Poster competition (Earth Day) 22.04.2022
Sr. No. Name of the Activity 2022-23 Date
1 World Science Day Guest  lecture  on  Tree Risk Management By Prof Manish Kapoor, HOD, Dept. of Botany, PUP. 09.11.2022
Vigiyan Ikk Kamal (Experiment Based Competition) 11.11.2022
Quiz competition “jekar Ajiha Hunda”
Guest lecture and Practical Demonstration on science by Lect. Jaswinder Singh (Govt. Senior Sec. School, Lachkani)
2 ·         Students Participated at Science Fair at Punjabi University,


3 National Science Day Speech              competition       on      National Science Day 01.03.2023
Special lecture on Science day (Human Evolution by Prof Yodha Singh) 01.03.2023
4 Educational Tour Tour to Pushpa gujral Science city, Kapurthala 11.03.2023
Tour to Fossil park, Suketi, Himachal Pardesh 15.03.2023
5 Earth Day Slogan and Paper reading competition on Earth day 24.04.2023
Mass awareness rally on Earth Day 25.04.2023
Guest lecture on “Millets- grains for everyday life” by Prof Avneetpal Singh,  Dept    of    Botany,  Punjabi University, Patiala
6 Educational tour Students visited SS Bir Botanical garden and Art Gallery and museum, Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala 31.10.2022