Botany is the study of plants, and we need plants to survive. Plants provide an essential foundation for life on earth, the food we eat and the beauty of the natural environment and as a result botany is considered to be an extremely important science. Botany is no longer confined to the study of how and why plants survive in the way they do. With the advancement of technology the study of botany means the study of how plants are used in biotechnology, the significant part that they play in ecosystems and of course how they can continue to provide food, medicines and even fuel to an ever-expanding global population.
The Department of Botany was established in 1935 with a view to train the students desirous of learning, understanding, teaching and practicing various aspects of plant sciences. The founder head of the department was Prof. V.B. Mehra. The department is presently running under the headship of Dr. (Mrs.) Komal Arora. A large Botanical Garden, Departmental Library and well-maintained Herbarium are the integral learning hubs of the department. Expert faculty, cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art facilities provide a platform for students to excel in their academic pursuits and make meaningful contributions to their chosen field. The department is dedicated to foster a dynamic and innovative learning environment for students.
“Botany,—the science of the vegetable kingdom, is one of the most attractive, most useful, and most extensive departments of human knowledge. It is, above every other, the science of beauty.” — Sir Joseph Paxton
A large botanical garden and well-maintained Herbarium are the integral learning hubs of the department.