Programme Overview Botany

March 6, 2021 Off By admin

Govt. College Kullu (H.P.)

Name of the department:           Botany

Year of establishment:         1974

Names of Programmes/ Courses:  B.Sc. in Botany

No. of Teaching posts sanctioned: 4

No. of Teaching posts filled: 4


Sr. No.NameQualificationDesignationExperience
1Dr. Harish ChandM.Sc. Ph.D (CSIR-CSIR)Assisttant professor14 Years
2Dr. Man Singh RanaM.Sc. Ph.DAssisttant professor11 Years
3Dr. Sakshi RanaM.Sc. Ph.D (CSIR-NET)Assisttant professor11 Years
4Prof. Rajeev ParmarM.Sc. (CSIR-NET)Assisttant professor04 Years

Course structure: B.Sc. with Botany

(UG yearly programme w.e.f. 2018)

YearCourse typeCourse codeCourse titleCredit
    I  CORE COURSE I  BOTA 101THBiodiversity (Microbes, algae, fungi and archegoniates) Theory4
    BOTA 101PRBiodiversity (Microbes, algae, fungi and archegoniates) Practical2
     CORE COURSE II  BOTA 102THPlant ecology and Taxonomy of angiosperms Theory4
    BOTA 102PRPlant ecology and Taxonomy of angiosperms Practical2
    IICORE COURSE III  BOTA 201 THPlant Anatomy and Embryology4
  BOTA 201 PRPlant Anatomy and Embryology Lab2
 CORE COURSE IV  BOTA 202 THPlant Physiology and Metabolism4
    BOTA 202 PRPlant Physiology and Metabolism Lab2
 CORE COURSE VBOTA 203Biofertilizers4
 CORE COURSE VIBOTA 204Gardening and Floriculture4
    IIICORE COURSE VII  BOTA 301 TH BOTA 301 PREconomic Botany & Biotechnology Economic Botany & Biotechnology Lab4
  BOTA 302 TH BOTA 302 PR  Analytical Techniques in Plant Sciences Analytical Techniques in Plant Sciences Lab4
 CORE COURSE VIIIBOTA 303TH BOTA PR  Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Lab4
  BOTA 304 TH BOTA PR  Bioinformatics Bioinformatics Lab4
  BOTA 305 TH BOTA 305 PR  Genetics and Plant Breeding
Genetics and Plant Breeding Lab
 CORE COURSE IXBOTA 306Medicinal Botany and Ethnobotany4
 CORE COURSE XBOTA 307Mushroom Cultivation Technology4

Department of Botany

Govt. College Kullu (H.P.)

Programme objective:

The broad aims of bacheleors degree programme in Botany are:

1. To provide an environment that ensures cognitive development of students in a holistic manner. A dialogue about plants and its significance is fostered in this framework, rather than didactic monologues on mere theoretical aspects

2. To provide the latest subject matter, both theoretical as well as practical, such a way to foster their core competency and discovery learning. A botany graduate as envisioned in this framework would be sufficiently competent in the field to undertake further discipline-specific studies, as well as to begin domain-related employment.

3. To mould a responsible citizen who is aware of most basic domain-independent knowledge, including critical thinking and communication.

4. To enable the graduate prepare for national as well as international competitive examinations, especially UGC-CSIR NET and UPSC Civil Services Examination

Programme outcome:

The student graduating with the Degree B.Sc Botany should be able to acquire

  Core competency: Students will acquire core competency in the subject Botany, and in allied subject areas.

The student will be able to identify major groups of plants and compare the characteristics of lower (e.g. algae and fungi) and higher (angiosperms and gymnosperms) plants.

Students will be able to use the evidence based comparative botany approach to explain the evolution of organism and understand the genetic diversity on the earth.

The students will be able to explain various plant processes and functions, metabolism, concepts of gene, genome and how organism’s function is influenced at the cell, tissue and organ level.

Students will be able to understand adaptation, development and behavior of different forms of life.

 The understanding of networked life on earth and tracing the energy pyramids through nutrient flow is expected from the students.

Students will be able to demonstrate the experimental techniques and methods of their area of specialization in Botany.

Analytical ability: The students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge in understanding research and addressing practical problems.

Application of various scientific methods to address different questions by formulating the hypothesis, data collection and critically analyze the data to decipher the degree to which their scientific work supports their hypothesis.

Critical Thinking and problem solving ability: An increased understanding of fundamental concepts and their applications of scientific principles is expected at the end of this course. Students will become critical thinker and acquire problem solving capabilities.

Digitally equipped: Students will acquire digital skills and integrate the fundamental concepts with modern tools.

Ethical and Psychological strengthing: Students will also strengthen their ethical and moral values and shall be able to deal with psychological weaknesses.

Team Player: Students will learn team workmanship in order to serve efficiently institutions, industry and society.

Independent Learner: Apart from the subject specific skills, generic skills, especially in botany, the program outcome would lead to gain knowledge and skills for further higher studies, competitive examinations and employment. Learning outcomes based curriculum would ensure equal academic standards across the country and broader picture of their 5 competencies. The Bachelor program in Botany and Botany honours may be mono-disciplinary or multidisciplinary.