All the related candidates who participated and qualified for Vishwavidyalaya Entrance test 2018 in Department of Botany; you are suggested to check the counselling schedule, seat availability, counselling and admission procedure at below.
About: Department of Botany
Head : Dr. Sushil Kumar Shahi
The Department has come into existence in 2009 for imparting undergraduate, post-graduate education and for promoting research. The department has grown into a well-recognized Centre for higher learning and research in Plant Sciences. Botany department has the necessary expertise to attend all the aspects of plants.
Department has four broad specialization, viz., Functional plant biology; Ecology & environmental biology; Natural Resource Utilization, Ethnobotany & Pharmacognosy; and Microbiology.
The department has a well-stocked Library with more than 2000 books and over 150 online scientific journals, which caters the research needs of the faculty and the students.
The original aim of providing quality education to the educationally underprivileged tribal state Chhattisgarh, has been successfully fulfilled by the Department.
The department has been operating several research projects funded by various National and International agencies.
The faculty of the department has produced quality research publications in reputed national and international journals. We have over 300 research publications to our credit since the inception of the department. The teachers have different specialisations viz. microbiology; stress physiology; biotechnology; environmental management, restoration & biodiversity conservation; ecology; ethnobotany; bio-nanotechnology; cell and molecular biology; bacteriology etc.
The research activities of the department are spread over 9 laboratories; each faculty supervising one laboratory. 23 doctoral students and one post doctoral fellow constitute the core group working in these laboratories. The departmental laboratories are equipped with the advanced instrumentation facilities which include Gas Chromatograph, Photo-microscopy with Leica (DM200) digital Microscopes, PCR thermo cycler, Kjeldhal, Phytotron etc. Moreover, the department also extends facilities of RT-PCR, Chemi-Doc XRS, HPLC, LC-MS/MS, FTIR and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer.
We have been recently able to establish a plant tissue culture, plant cell & molecular biology lab and a bioinformatics lab with computers connected to broadband internet facility.
The Department is planning to establish a Botanical Garden spreading over 20 acres and a Nursery in 2 acres located within the campus of the University. The Garden shall house rare, threatened, endemic and medicinal plants of Chhattisgarh to provide excellent opportunity for the postgraduate students and research scholars for experimental purposes.
|Courses offered||Course code||Seats||Duration||Eligibility for admission|
|B. Sc. (Honours)- Botany||103||60||06 Semester||Min. 50% aggregate at 10+2 level with biology, Physics and Chemistry from any recognized board or equivalent|
|M.Sc. Botany||311||30||4 Semester||B.Sc. (Hons)/ B.Sc. under 10+2+3 pattern with Minimum 50 % marks in aggregate or equivalent with Botany as one subject from recognized university / institution.|
Declaration of Results: 02 June 2018
Counselling (For VET): 01 July 2018
Last date of Admission (For VET): 15 July 2018
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Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Bilaspur (C.G.) 495 009 India
Phone: 07752-260283 (Off) 07752-260283