Botany

Department of Botany was established in the year 1948 by introducing MSc and PhD programmes. It is one of the oldest science departments of the university. It was started with just 5 students and 3 teachers. The Department has a brilliant history of its growth and development ever since its inception. At present the department has grown to accommodate 40 students in its masters programme. In 1982 the Department also introduced MPhil programme. Approximately more than 500 students have received their PhD degree on various topics which is the proof of brilliant academic and research activities of the Department. The Department is housed in a building covering a space of 1408 sq.m. There are well equipped laboratories, museum, accredited herbarium, seminar hall and departmental library. The Department also has a huge Botanic garden covering an area of 52 acres with more than 1500 plant species including rare, endangered and threatened plants. The Department also has an exclusive medicinal plant Garden.

The Department has been selected by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India for Financial Assistance under its Infra-structural Development for Science & Technology (DST-FIST) programme (2007-2012). The Department has also been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for its Special Assistance Programme (SAP) for perusing research on Diversity of rare, endangered and threatened (RET) plants of Assam - Their microbial association and conservation.

Followings are the major thrust areas of research of the Department

  • a) RET plants, associated microorganisms and their conservation
  • b) Microbial diversity
  • c) Plant microbe interactions
  • d) Mycology and plant pathology
  • e) Plant diversity, Floristic study ,MAP, Ethnobotany
  • f) Ecology (Higher plant and algal ecology) and Phytoremediation
  • g) Tissue culture
  • h) Molecular biology and Nanotechnology
  • i) Stress physiology

Courses Offered

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Department of Botany
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : +91-98641-67741
Email : botany@gauhati.ac.in
Web   : gauhati.ac.in/science/botany

Professor

Bhaben Tanti
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Tezpur)
Cytology, Genetics & Plant Breeding
btanti@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Dhruva Kumar Jha
MSc (Patna) PhD (NEHU)
Microbiology and Plant Pathology
dhruvakjha@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Diganta Narzary
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Lucknow)
Microbiology
d_narzary@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Hemen Deka
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Plant Ecology
hemendeka@gauhati.ac.in

Associate Professor

Kumananda Tayung
MSc (RGU) PhD (Gauhati)
Mycology and Microbiology
kumanand@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Nabanita Bhattacharyya
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
nbh_17@gauhati.ac.in

Associate Professor

Namita Nath
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Lucknow)
Taxonomy
nathnamita1@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Nilakshee Devi
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati)
Plant Taxonomy
ndevi@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Niraj Agarwala
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Cytology, Genetics, and Plant Breeding
niraj_botany@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Partha Pratim Baruah Head of the Department
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Plant Ecology
ppbaruah@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Sachindra Kumar Borthakur
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Plant Taxonomy
skborthakur@gauhati.ac.in