Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences

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Our history:

With the inception of the College of Basic Sciences in May, 1991, the Department of Botany and Zoology came into existence along with 5 other departments. The department primarily since its inception was a teaching department and offered courses in the twin disciplines of Botany and Zoology to the Under-graduate students of the college as well as constituent colleges of the university. With the clubbing of Environmental Sciences and merger of the Department of Plant Physiology, the department has been renamed as the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences since January 2009. The department offered Post-graduation teaching leading to M.Sc. degree in the disciplines of Biology and Environmental Sciences starting from 2007-08 academic session upto 2018. It is the mission of the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences to be a knowledge and culture-bearing institution that creates new biological insight through excellent research. We also aim to educate highly qualified candidates through research-oriented teaching and through a strong commitment to society. The courses of the disciplines (Botany, Zoology, plant physiology and Environmental Science) are taught to students of various programmes of constituent colleges of university at UG level.


Our Strengths:

  • The Department takes prides in having an experienced, diverse and highly qualified faculty which continuously strives for excellence in academics and other co-curricular activities. The teachers continuously guide the students, teach them and counsel them. The personal relationship that is established between the teachers and students help them to better their own score and maintain a congenial atmosphere in the department.

  • Department has well equipped 2 undergraduate labs and one post graduate lab. Also the lab staff is well trained.

  • Department has completed various research projects of funding worth > 6 crores and currently there are 5 ongoing research projects worth more than 80 Lakhs. In addition there are revolving fund projects on Bamboo cultivation and Vermicomposting.