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Post Graduate Departments of Patna University

Department of Botany

Since its inception in 1946, the aim of the Department of Botany has been to enhance teaching and to create and develop facilities for research  and  advanced  training  in  plant
science. Hence, the Department of Botany has grown as an acclaimed centre of teaching and research in Cytogenetics and allied areas of Botany  since 1953.  Due  to  its  significant
contributions  in  aforesaid  areas,  this Department was selected for SAP and granted COSIST  by the UGC in the year 1976 and 1988 respectively.  A  number  of  sophisticated instruments, added for higher training and research in the Department have diversified its research activities in many fields. More than 550 research articles have been published by its faculty  in  the  journals  of  national  and international  repute.  There  is  specialized teaching in four disciplines viz., Cytogenetics & Crop Improvements, Biotechnology, Plant Bio Systematics & Molecular Taxonomy and Plant Pathology & Microbiology.

Master's Programme

M. Sc. in Botany
Duration           :     2 Years, M.Sc. Part-I &

M.Sc. Part-II
No. of Seats          :     30
Thrust  Areas

Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Microbial Biodiversity & Genetics,  Biosysystematics and Molecular Taxonomy,  Plant Tissue Culture, Mycology and Plant Pathology

Other Courses
Self financing M. Sc. Degree courses in (a) Biotechnology  (b) Applied Microbiology (c) Biodiversity

Infrastructure and facilities

Specialized Research Facilities Available :
Besides  the  well  equipped  laboratories  in various  disciplines  mentioned  above, following  additional  equipments  are  also available in the Department for specialized research activities:

Fluorescence Microscope, Microdensitometer, Fermentor,     UV-Spectrophotometer,  X-ray Machine,  VIS,  Ultra  Centrifuge,  Gradient Thermal Cycler, Gel -Documentation System, Cooling Centrifuge, ELISA Reader, Laminar Air Flow Cabinet, Shaker.

Library :  A well-equipped library with over 6500 books and latest publications is available for higher level of studies and research.

Faculty
Prof. S.N. Sharma (HOD)
Dr. U.K. Sinha
Dr. S. Singh
Dr. S. R. Padmadeo
Dr. Choudhary Sharfuddin
Dr. Abha Singh
Dr. Birendra Prasad
Dr. Naheed Ahmad
Sri. R.S.P. Sinha

Phone. : 0612 - 2672373 (O)



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