The Department of Botany
The Department of Botany has since its inception grown in stature and standard. The faculty members are well qualified, who besides teaching, have also been pursuing research. The major areas of their current research interests include Electron Microscopy, Stain Technology, Reproductive Biology, Ecology, Plant Pathology, Molecular Biology, Cellular and Molecular Cytogenetics, Phycology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. The teachers have published over 110 research papers in journals of national and international repute. They have, in addition, authored/edited a number of books/course materials for CBSE and NCERT. The faculty members of the Department have conducted a number of research projects sponsored by UGC, DST and Delhi University. This has led to better infrastructure and facilities for the students. The non teaching staff is helpful and cooperative. The students seeking admission to B.Sc. (Hons.) course in Botany come from diverse backgrounds from various places within and outside India. The Department provides them a comfortable environment for their learning and overall grooming for future careers. Students of the Department are actively involved in research at the undergraduate level under various Innovation Research Projects sponsored by the University of Delhi. They also participate in Summer Internship Programmes in renowned labs such as National Institute of Immunology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
The Alumni have distinguished themselves as teachers, scientists in Academic and Research Organizations, Government and Corporate sectors. The Department has a Botanical Society-'Sanjeevani' which organizes Lectures by eminent botanists to keep the students abreast with the latest information in the field of plant sciences. The endeavor is to inculcate interest, curiosity and broaden their minds for a better understanding of the subject at the undergraduate level, prepare them for higher learning in specialized areas and provide an insight into the future career options. The society organizes visits to Research Institutes to provide theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on training to the students in the research labs. The society also organizes field excursions to educate students about the natural habitats of diverse plant groups. Besides educating the students about various plants, it also provides an opportunity for better interaction among students and the faculty members, thereby creating a conducive environment for more effective teaching-learning process. During the annual festival ‘Inflorescence’, various inter- and intra-college events are organized to widen the horizons of their knowledge and also encourage them to improve their creative talent and skills.
1. Dr. ANURADHA SHARMA, M. Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Associate Professor
2. Dr. SUMAN KUMRA M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Associate Professor
3. Dr. K.K. KOUL, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Associate Professor
4. Dr. RAJESH KUMAR, M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
5. Dr. D. MONIKA RAM, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Associate Professor
6. Dr. RAVINDRA KUMAR, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Teacher-in-Charge)