ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
“The construction of the universe is certainly very much easier to explain than is that of the plant”. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Department of Botany came in existence in 1948 with I. Sc. Course in Biology. In view of lively rural surroundings and rich diversity in plants, there has been candid demand for opening. Dr. Kamal Krishna Sarkar, M.Sc., D.Sc. took the responsibility of teaching the Botany. Mr. Tarun.K. Bose joined this department and subsequently became the head of the Botany Department. Since 1971 the department of Botany has been enrolled for only general stream of course. From 1994 academic session, the Department was upgraded to honours level of teaching. All the aforesaid courses are under the affiliation of the University of Burdwan. From the academic session 2017-2018, the Department of Botany has introduced the Semester system of evaluation at the under graduate level (CBCS system).
The departmental teachers are involved in research and publications in different aera of plant science.One Major research Project on “Monitoring of pollen incidence in the atmosphere of Hooghly district, West Bengal with reference to allergic disorders” in the name of Dr. J. K. Pal as Principal Investigator was approved by the U.G.C and the project has been completed successfully in December 2015.
Two Research scholars have been worked their research works under the supervision of Dr. J. K. Pal. Dr.Sayani Biswas has been awarded her Ph. D degree under the joint supervision of Prof. AmbarishMukherjee, Department of Botany, University of Burdwan and Dr. J. K. Pal, Department of Botany, Netaji Mahavidyalaya in the year 2018. Dr. Biswas is now working as a faculty member in the department of Botany of the college.
Dr.Pritha Bhattacharya ( Sasmal ) has been awarded her Ph. D degree under the supervision of Dr.J. K. Pal , Department of Botany , Netaji Mahavidyalaya in the year 2018.
- To Impart quality education in the fields of Botany to make the students acquire an in-depth knowledge relevant to local, regional, nationaland global needs.
- To adequately equip the students to apply themselves meaningfully in any activity requiring botanical expertise.
- To produce well trained careers and inculcate the concept of conservation of biodiversity and to provide a wide-spectrum comprehension of aspects of plants.
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Excursions are arranged to give exposure to students. Field education is equally important as classroom teaching. It adds vigour in learning processes and relieves monotones of indoor education. The major objective of is to familiarize the students with the flora and ecology of the region. Every year students also visit the Central National Herbarium and Acharya Jagdish Chandra Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah. Local excursion also arranged in college campus and adjoining areas.