Year of Establishment: 1906

The Department of Botany was founded in 1906 as the first department in the subject with an aim to impart teaching and research in plant science in the state of Odisha. With more than 100 years of Botany teaching, the Department not only excelled in the field of education but also in the various field of Plant Science Research. Presently the Department is offering U.G. (Botany), P.G. (Botany), P.G. (Biotechnology), M.Phil. (Botany), Ph.D. (Botany), Ph.D. (Biotechnology) Programmes. The Department is presently supported by DST-FIST, Govt. of India (2nd Term; Rs.1.77 crore) and engaged in research activities in the field of Plant Biotechnology & Plant Tissue Culture, Ecotoxicology, Plant Physiology & Biochemistry, Photosynthesis, Stress Biology, Acoustics, Ethnobotany, Microbial detoxification, Microbial ecology, Plant microbe interaction and plant improvement through transgenic approaches supported by various funding agencies such as UGC, DBT, DST, ISRO, CSIR and SERB. At present the department is a part of ‘Center of Excellence in Environment and Public Health’ funded by World Bank Project of Government of Odisha under OHEPEE for carrying out cutting edge research in the field. The Department has six research laboratories, three P.G. laboratories and two U.G. laboratories and one Central Instrumentation Facility. The Department has one state of art conference hall, two lecture theatres, one smart class room, one reading room and a museum.

Detailed Syllabus​​

B. Sc 32 Download
M. Sc 24 Download
M. Phil

Faculty Members

DR. PRADIPTA KUMAR MOHAPATRA 9437356901 pradiptamoha[at]yahoo[dot]com Professor
DR. (MS) SANHITA PADHI 7077549777 san_puri9828[at]rediffmail[dot]com Associate Professor
DR. SOUMENDRA KUMAR NAIK 9438081499 sknuu[at]yahoo[dot]com Associate Professor and Head
DR. DURGA PRASAD BARIK 9853316200 barikdp[at]yahoo[dot]com Asst. Prof.(Stage-I)
DR. NIHAR RANJAN SINGH 9439938581 nihar[dot]singh[at]gmail[dot]com Asst. Prof.(Stage-I)
DR. KHIROD KUMAR SAHOO 7064243311 khirod555[at]gmail[dot]com Asst. Prof.(Stage-I)
DR. UMESH CHANDRA NAIK 9348220227 umeshbiology[at]gmail[dot]com Asst. Prof.(Stage-I)