St. Edmund's College
"Facta Non Verba"

Leading the way since 1923
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Botany Department

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ABOUT The Department

The Department of Botany came into existence on the 1st of November, 1949. The first batch of under-graduate course in Botany started in the year 1962. Currently, the department is conducting under-graduate course in B.Sc. (Honours) in Botany and also conducts vocational training course in mushroom cultivation. The department is actively collaborating with other science departments of the college in various workshops and programmes.

It also gives inter-departmental hands-on training to students of other departments of the college from time to time. The department is equipped with adequate infrastructural facilities and laboratory equipments for better teaching and research.

Along with teaching, the department is also actively involved in research activities and is one of the science departments in the college receiving funds from the DBT, DST & UGC under various schemes. The Department of Botany is currently one of the STAR departments under the DBT-STAR College Scheme, DBT, Govt. of India.


Bsc Botany

Course Structure
The Following subject combination(s) is available for the Degree Course. Student will have to choose only ONE combination.
Subject Combination - BY: 1BY: 1 - BOTANY, CHEMISTRY, ZOOLOGY
SemesterCore Papers
1st Semester Paper-1: Algae, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes.
2nd Semester Paper-2: Gymnosperms, Palaeobotany, Morphology and Anatomy.
3rd Semester Paper-3: Angiosperm Taxonomy, Economic Botany, Ethnobotany and Phytogeography.
4th Semester Paper-4: Microbiology, Mycology and Plant Pathology.
5th Semester Paper-5: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Paper-6: Ecology and Conservation Biology.
6th Semester Paper-7: Genetics, Plant Breeding and Molecular Biology, Paper-8: Plant Reproductive Biology and Plant Biotechnology.
*Note: The course structure may change as per NEHU curriculum and Guidelines.

Faculty Profile

NameQualificationDesignationYear of Joining
  Dr. Sanjiban Goswami MSc, Ph.D Assistant Professor1998
  Dr. Debulman Syiemiong MSc, NET, Ph.D Assistant Professor2007
  Dr. Eros Vasil Kharshiing MSc, Ph.D Assistant Professor2008


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