department posses a rich botanic garden with many exotic and endemic
Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Anqiosperms. Among gymnosperms, mention
may be made of Ephedra foliata, Araucaria cookie, Biota orientalist,
Pinus, roxburghii, Species of Cupressus, Juniperus, Cyas etc. Botanical
garden plays a major role in the development of systemic botany and
is a sine quanon for teaching botany. This infact is only an outdoor
garden which is one portion of an ensemble, the other being the herbaria,
the research laboratory and the library.
The departmental herbarium house more then 4000 specimens. The credit
for its development goes to late Dr. S.K. Saxena,
Dr. D.P. Mishra and Dr. M.M. Panday. All the specimens are kept as
per prescribed specification and periodically sprayed with a 2% solution
of mercuric chloride, under the able guidance of Dr. H.D. Bhartiya.
These are constantly used by students for plant identification.
The department has a well furnished library with 1350 books. A number
of Indian journals are personally contributed by the faculty members
of the department, there is a fine arrangement for reading and consultation
in the library.
department is well equipped with separate labs for B.Sc., M.Sc.,
M.Sc., (Microbiology) M.Sc., (Mycopathology) and M.Sc (Ecology) it has
separate rooms for teaching and non teaching staff. The department
has 1100undergraduate, 48 postgraduate and about 6 research scholars,
we have all necessary instruments worth Rs. 15 lacs for Taxonomy,
Morphology, Anatomy, Physiology, Ecology and Microbiology, we have
80 microscopes for undergraduate 50 for post graduates and 15 for