Department of Botany

Department of Botany was established in 2004 for the undergraduate course (B.Sc Medical). Botany has a very important place in the life of human beings. It makes the students acquainted with the morphology, physiology, biochemistry of plants and their importance in sustaining life in the biosphere. In order to make students well versed with the subject, well-established Botany laboratories and Botanical Garden is there in college. Plants exists in different forms ranging from microscopic to macroscopic and based on the morphology and anatomy, the plants are categorized into Algae, Fungi, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. For making the students aware of this categorization, the department is having ample working material and specimens. The laboratory is equipped with trinocular, binocular, compound and dissection microscopes for the visualization of microscopic specimens. A set up of Plant Tissue Culture laboratory is there for raising the plants under controlled conditions and to study the effect of changing environmental conditions. Botanical Garden is having most of the flora mentioned in the course content along with plants of economic importance. To understand the physiological processes and biochemical constituents of plants, necessary apparatuses and chemicals are there in the laboratory. Plants are variously modified in order to adapt in the surrounding environments. The specimens showing such modifications can be visualized in the specimen jars by the students. The students are also made well versed with the ecological aspects of the plants in the laboratory and field conditions. This subject has wide scope in the field of education i.e. teaching and research. It opens up wide choices for the students for further studies e.g. microbiology, genetics, biotechnology, environment etc.

List of Events Organized under DBT-Star College Scheme

1.List of Projects undertaken by students

Sr. No. Class Title of Projects
1. BSc. I 1. To study the effects of two different hormones on germination of seeds.
2. To study and compare the protein and carbohydrate content in pea seeds and potato tubers
2. BSc. II 1. Collection of samples of Algae, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes from different habitats from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh and their identification.
2. To improve the livelihood of local people through production of biofertilizer/livestock feed
3. BSc. III 1. To study the plant diversity of Sri Anandpur Sahib, Lower Shiwalik Hills.
2. To study water quality of local water bodies and Satluj River.

2.Educational Visits to Research institute

Class Date of Visit Visited Place
BSc. I, II, III 29 Jan 2019 Educational visit to Panjab University, Chandigarh

3.Awareness generation programmes for students of other colleges

S. No. Date Name of Event
1. 13.03.2019 Poster presentation, Model making, Essay writing, Scientific Quiz, Paper reading contest in SciFest, 2019

Inter departmental activities

S. No. Name of Activity Associating Department
1. Demonstration on Mushroom Cultivation Agriculture
2. Demonstration on Apiculture Agriculture
3. Demonstration of working of Spectrophotometer Chemistry

Name, Designation, host institute of Guest Faculty invited

S. No. Name of Guest Faculty Designation Host Institute Duration of Visit Topic of Lecture
1. Dr. Tarunpreet Singh Thind Assistant Professor, Department of Botany Government College for Girls, Ludhiana. 24.09.2018 Lecture on “Facts about Apoptosis and Cancer Development”
2. Dr. L. S. Shashidhara Professor, Dept. of Genetics Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune 05.11.2018 Lecture on “From flies to human: Growth Control in Development and its aberration in cancer ” and “Evolution of Human Cognition”
3. Dr. Rajiv Khosla Assistant Professor & Head Department of Biotechnology Doaba College, Jalandhar 16.03.2019 Lecture cum Workshop on “Fundamental Techniques in Molecular Biology”
4. Dr. Sunik Malik Assistant Professor,Department of Biotechnology Doaba College, Jalandhar 16.03.2019 Lecture cum Workshop on “Fundamental Techniques in Molecular Biology”

Practical’s undertaken by students

S.No. Class Title of Projects
1. BSc. I 1. To evaluate the problems of solid waste management in Ropar district.
2. To study the effect of fertilizers, manure and polythene on elongation of hypocotyl.
2. BSc. II 1. To raise plantlets through callus culture from seeds and other explants using plant tissue culture techniques.
2. To prepare permanent slides of different plant parts using microtome, and their comparative study.
3. BSc. III 1. To study dust holding capacity of different plants.
2. To study aquatic plants of Satluj River.