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Department of Botany

Welcome to the Department of Botany

Botany has resulted in a dynamic department which is well positioned to provide its students with a local and world class education to become demandable-employable individual. A hallmark of the department is the broad spectrum of research specialties in the plant sciences, reflecting the interest and expertise of individual staff members. We are fortunate in having senior academics trained both locally as well as internationally to understand botany as a whole in plant sciences to cater the local demand with interest.

A three-year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science is available to the student who wishes to tailor a degree to his or her specific interests and requirements, as well as providing for certain specializations (a four-year preliminary research combined course) with postgraduate degree programmes. Students could be working in laboratories, doing fieldwork in the sites of lagoons, mangroves, national botanical gardens, sectors of local research stations, including field visits to tropical rainforest etc. Specializations cover areas as diverse as ecology, seed physiology, insect-plant relationships, eco-physiology, plant pathology and limnology.

Research activities cover a spectrum, from fundamental curiosity-driven studies. Research also plays a role in the life of the Department, and many of the academics have considerable national and international recognition at various levels.