Department of Botany

Course Offered:

  1. B.Sc.(Botany)
  2. M.Sc.(Botany) 

The Department was established in 1965 with the introduction of undergraduate classes. In 2020, the department started postgraduate programs, providing 20 subsidised seats for aspiring students. In a short span, the department has made significant improvements to its infrastructure and facilities.

The faculty room and postgraduate laboratories are furnished with comfortable and well-maintained modular furniture,ensuring a conducive learning environment for both students and faculty members. However, the construction of undergraduate laboratoriesis old-school.

Under the RUSA grants, the department took a significant step forward by acquiring state of the art technologyequipment. The department has a plenty of space to cater all the basic needs for the smooth flow of academics.

 Weare not behind as far information technology and paperless work is concerned therefore; the department has switched on tovarious online communication tools e.g., sharingof all department-related important informationby generating exclusive WhatsApp groups for each class. Every teacher and taught has witnessed the tremendous power of internet during Covid period.

Additionally, the department also possess a library to cater to the scholarly needs of its students and faculty as well. The books in the departmental library contains both text and reference books written by esteemed authors.  

 The Department of Botany at NSBM Govt. College Hamirpur is in tune with time and committed to futuristic approach. It has evolved significantly since its establishment in 1965. With improvements in infrastructure, the incorporation of technology and paperless communication, the department continues to provide a brilliant learning environment for its students, preparing them for a bright future in the Plant sciences and related fields.

  1. Name of the department:     Botany
  2. Year of Establishment:        1965
  3. Name of Programmes/Courses offered (UG and PG): (UG w.e.f. 1965 and PG w.e.f. 2020)
  4. Name of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: Nil
  5. Annual/semester/choice-based credit system (programme wise): UG CBCS Semester System (under R.U.S.A for the session 2017-18 and UG annual system w.e.f. 2018-19, PG Semester System and in PG CBCS implemented w.e.f. July 2022.
Sr. No.NameDesignationProfile
1.Dr. Vijay KumarAssociate ProfessorView
2.Ms. Babita SumanAssistant ProfessorView

Dr. Kalpna Bhandari

Assistant ProfessorView
4.Ms. Nitika ChaudharyAssistant ProfessorView

                                     Program Specific Outcomes (PSO’s)              


                                      Programme: B.Sc. with Botany


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A student completing B.Sc. (Botany) will be able to


Acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in plant identification, basic knowledge of various tools, techniques and instruments for biotechnology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and plant breeding


Analyze complex phenomena, issues, and situations in the field of research and development.


Learn Botany as an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary science


Develop an appreciation for nature, become socially responsible citizens, and apply acquired knowledge to actively conserve the environment for a sustainable future.


Select  courses based on their interest and career goals and thus acquire specific skills that will  enhance their employability and personal growth


Students will develop the ability to enhance their analytical, interpretive, and writing skills by actively participating in field or laboratory experiments, which involve data collection, analysis, and comprehensive report writing.


Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO’s)

                                     Programme: M.Sc. Botany



On completing M.Sc. Botany, the student will be able to


Acquire comprehensive knowledge regarding biology and diversity of algae,fungi,microbes,bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms.


Develop advanced proficiency in laboratory techniques, including plant identification, microbial and molecular techniques, and handling of scientific instruments.


Unravel the genetic basis of life, understanding the mechanisms of evolution, and elucidating the intricate processes underlying cellular function, providing insights into the complexity and diversity of life forms. Gain expertise in Biostatistics and bioinformatics a tools for analyzing and interpreting biological data, facilitating evidence-based decision-making, understanding of complex biological systems, contributing to advancements in healthcare and life sciences.


Apply acquired knowledge to offer solutions that positively impact human well-being and the environment. Utilize the understanding of botany to address various aspects related to human health, agriculture, conservation, and sustainable practices.


 Delve deeper into specific areas of botany (choice based) thereby fostering expertise and specialization enhancing job prospects and research opportunities in the field. Moreover, they promote interdisciplinary learning, allowing students to integrate knowledge from different domains and tackle complex botanical challenges.


Employ critical thinking skills to conceive and undertake independent projects. Demonstrate the ability to design and execute experiments both in the field and laboratory, utilizing a wide range of required skills. Apply scientific methodologies to address research questions and generate meaningful outcomes

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Course Outcomes of MSc Botany

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