Department of Biological Sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the first departments established in this university in 1960. Intended with the teaching of basic biology courses at the inception, the department over the period initiated M.Sc. (Botany) and Ph.D. (Botany) programmes in 1994-94 and 2009-10 respectively and developed expertise in the areas of Plant Diversity, Plant Taxonomy, Plant Ecology, Rhizosphere Biology, Plant Bioprospecting and Conservation Biology etc. Laboratories in the department are well equipped with an extensive range of facilities and instrumentation commensurate with its broad expertise. The areas of teaching includes the traditional basic fields like Phycology, Mycology, Bryology, Pteridology, Gymnosperms, Lichenology, Angiosperms, Plant Ecology, Biology of Plant Reproduction, Plant Taxonomy, Economic Botany on the one hand vis a-vis contemporary advance fields like Plant Diversity, Plants in Extreme Habitats and Rhizosphere Biology at the other end to present a perfect amalgam of botany to students. The thrust areas of the department are plant diversity, bio prospecting, bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides, plant morphogenesis and conservation of medicinal plants and plant taxonomy.
- M.Sc. (Botany)
- Ph.D. (Botany)
- Smart Class Room
- UG/PG Instructional Labs
- Herbarium and Plant Systematics Lab
- Plant Micropropagation Lab
- Rhizosphere Biology Lab
- Root Organ Culture Lab
- Plant Bioprospecting Lab
Aeroponic systems, Autoclaves, BOD Incubators, CO2 Incubators, Compound Research Microscope with DIC & Phase Contrast, Computers and Printers, Deep Freezers, Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis, Electronic Balances, Electrophoresis Units for Protein & DNA, Horizontal Laminar Flows, Hot Air Oven, Incubator Shakers, Lyophilizer, Microwave Oven, pH Meters, Vortex Mixers, Magnetic Stirrers, Refrigerated Centrifuge, Refrigerators, Room Temperature Centrifuge, Stereo-zoom Microscope, Temperature & Humidity controlled green house, Thermal Cyclers, Triple Distillation Unit, UV Trans-illuminator, UV- Visible Spectrophotometer, Vertical Laminar Flow, Water Bath, Water Purification System, GPS handheld mapping device, Digital SLR camera, Electronic Balance, Microtome, Fermenter, Root-leaf Analyser, Flame photometer, Elchrome Scientific gel electrophoresis, Nitrogen Analyser assembly etc.