Department of Botany
The Department of Botany offers a degree of Bachelor of Science in Botany taught by highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty who are committed to excellence in teaching, research and all-round development of students. The faculty members regularly attend state, national and international seminars and conferences and have publications in national and international journals. The department has completed a DST funded major research project.
The department has well-equipped laboratories with a wide-range of instruments for use by students, each student being given personalized attention. A Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory, Green House, Botanical Garden, Herbarium, Department Notice Board for display of literature on ‘Biology News’ & ‘Values and Personality Development’ besides the Natural History Museum are distinct features of the department.
Regular field visits, institutional visits and study tours to places of botanical interest in and outside Goa are an integral part of the teaching of botany to give a complete understanding of the subject along with field experience. The other highlights of the department include plant displays, summer internship programmes for students, guest lectures, workshops etc. Striving to encourage skill development in students, hands-on-training in mushroom cultivation is conducted regularly. Skill-based course content in floriculture and herbal technology has created a lot of interest and enthusiasm among students.
As part of extension services, the department regularly conducts programmes for students of neighbouring schools and higher secondary schools. The department organised a certificate course in ‘Bakery and Cookery’ with a tie-up with KVIC, Govt. of India with EDP training that would help participants in obtaining financial assistance under the PMEG Programme.
Our students have excelled at the final year examinations in Botany conducted by the Goa University. Career opportunities for students include continuing further studies to obtain M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degree; continuing research as a career; employment as teachers/professors in academic institutions; employment in state & national organizations and administrative services; self-employment opportunities as landscape gardeners, florists, horticulturists, progressive farmers, etc.