The Department of Botany deals with micro and macro flora. The Department is established with an aim of empowering quality education to every section of the society and research based on recent developments in Botany. The exceptionality of the department lies in the fact that inside the department, there are dedicated and experienced faculties representing almost every section of modern Botany. The department provides the best quality teaching to post graduate students where teachers are specialized in their respective fields. The research thrust areas of the department are Floristic studies of North-Eastern region with special reference to orchids, Stress physiology, Pharmacology, Biodiversity conservation, Forest ecology, Ecosystem research, Limnology, Algology, AM fungal diversity, Plant microbe interaction, Bioremediation and Cytogenetics. The department has made collaborations with CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, NIT Silchar, Tezpur University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Universitas Ngurah Rai, Indonesia, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), CRRI-New Delhi, Hi-Tec Ireland and many other universities to provide students, research scholars and teachers a platform to share their ideas and explore the recent developments in plant science and also to share the modern technical facilities. The department also organizes seminars, workshops, fieldtrips and excursions for overall development of the student.
Career scope for post graduate students are teaching position in schools, colleges and universities; researcher/scientist in highly reputed research institutes in India as well as in abroad; jobs in forest department; Research Fellow in Government funding projects; finically assisted higher studies (M.Phil., Ph.D.), Research Analyst in pharmaceutical and food & beverage industry etc. Special papers offered: 1.Cytology, Genetics and Plant Breeding 2.Advanced Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 3.Angiosperm Taxonomy 4.Plant Ecology 5.Microbiology 6.Mycology and Plant Pathology Private Sector Jobs after M.Sc in Botany Private sector has several career opportunities for M.Sc in Botany graduates. Some of the fields of employment for aspirants in the field of Botany comprise the following. • Drug Companies • Fruit Growers • Biotechnology Firms • Oil Industry • Seed Companies They can also work in any of the following areas as well. • Lumber or Paper Companies • Nurseries • Food Companies • Chemical Companies • Biological Supply Houses Government Sector Jobs after M.Sc in Botany • National Park Service • Departments of Conservation and Land Management • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services • Public Health Service • Department of Agriculture • Forest Service