Programme Overview BotanyMarch 6, 2021
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
|1||Dr. Harish Chand||M.Sc. Ph.D (CSIR-CSIR)||Assisttant professor||14 Years|
|2||Dr. Man Singh Rana||M.Sc. Ph.D||Assisttant professor||11 Years|
|3||Dr. Sakshi Rana||M.Sc. Ph.D (CSIR-NET)||Assisttant professor||11 Years|
|4||Prof. Rajeev Parmar||M.Sc. (CSIR-NET)||Assisttant professor||04 Years|
Course structure: B.Sc. with Botany
(UG yearly programme w.e.f. 2018)
|Year||Course type||Course code||Course title||Credit|
|I||CORE COURSE I||BOTA 101TH||Biodiversity (Microbes, algae, fungi and archegoniates) Theory||4|
|BOTA 101PR||Biodiversity (Microbes, algae, fungi and archegoniates) Practical||2|
|CORE COURSE II||BOTA 102TH||Plant ecology and Taxonomy of angiosperms Theory||4|
|BOTA 102PR||Plant ecology and Taxonomy of angiosperms Practical||2|
|II||CORE COURSE III||BOTA 201 TH||Plant Anatomy and Embryology||4|
|BOTA 201 PR||Plant Anatomy and Embryology Lab||2|
|CORE COURSE IV||BOTA 202 TH||Plant Physiology and Metabolism||4|
|BOTA 202 PR||Plant Physiology and Metabolism Lab||2|
|CORE COURSE V||BOTA 203||Biofertilizers||4|
|CORE COURSE VI||BOTA 204||Gardening and Floriculture||4|
|III||CORE COURSE VII||BOTA 301 TH BOTA 301 PR||Economic Botany & Biotechnology Economic Botany & Biotechnology Lab||4|
|BOTA 302 TH BOTA 302 PR||Analytical Techniques in Plant Sciences Analytical Techniques in Plant Sciences Lab||4|
|CORE COURSE VIII||BOTA 303TH BOTA PR||Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Lab||4|
|BOTA 304 TH BOTA PR||Bioinformatics Bioinformatics Lab||4 |
|BOTA 305 TH BOTA 305 PR||Genetics and Plant Breeding|
Genetics and Plant Breeding Lab
|CORE COURSE IX||BOTA 306||Medicinal Botany and Ethnobotany||4|
|CORE COURSE X||BOTA 307||Mushroom Cultivation Technology||4|
Department of Botany
Govt. College Kullu (H.P.)
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
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.