Department of Botany

Department / Institute Contact Information


Dr. R.K Agnihotri



Department of Botany 






About Department

Department of Botany started in 1990 with teaching in M.Phil. alone. Subsequently M.Sc. classes in Botany were started in 1997. Research activities also started with eight Ph.D. students and dissertation work given to M.Phil. students. The department has a small but good botanical garden (Sur Udyan) along with a newly establishing botanical garden, a good library contributing of as many as 50 journals and a large number of books mainly donated by teachers and students. The department has always been organizing National seminar/symposia, memorial and invited lectures delivered by Indian as well foreign scientists. Our teachers and students have been participating in National and International seminars and symposia not only in India but in abroad as well. They are not only participating in conferences but also presenting papers and winning medals. Our teachers and students are recipients of 9 medals including Birbal Sahni Medal and several fellowships including fellowship of National Academy of Sciences


S .No



Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Agnihotri



Associate Professor



Ph. D. 


Courses Name

M. Sc. Botany



C-I to XVI



2 Yrs


Minimum – Eligibility

B. Sc. (Botany, Chemistry, Zoology with minimum of 50% marks


Admission Procedure

Through Written Exam/ Merit


No of Seats


M. Phil. Botany


C-I to IV


1 Yr


M. Sc. Botany with minimum of 55 % marks


Through Written Exam/ Interview



Ph. D. Botany



Maximum 4 Yrs


M. Sc. Botany/M. Phil. Botany


Through University entrance Exam



Research Area

Plant Biotechnology (Tissue culture & Molecular Biology), Plant Physiology

Achievements Regarding department

So far 30 students have obtained their Ph.D. degree. More than 200 students have obtained their M.Phil. Degree. Based on high quality research both for doctorate as well as M. Phil. dissertation in the field, Plant physiology, and Biotechnology tissue Culture using sophisticated techniques like electron microscopy, molecular biology (RAPD-PCR, dot blot), biochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, Organ Culture, Electrophoresis, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, High speed refrigerated centrifuge, TLC, and quantitative analysis of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, phenolics and amino acids. etc. More than hundred research papers have been published in National and International journals with impact factors. Most of the students after obtaining Ph.D. and M. Phil. degree have been absorbed in various teaching as well as in well known research organizations. Our department has also been selected as Centre for Excellence by Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.