राजकीय महाविद्यालय कुल्लू (हि. प्र.)

Government College Kullu (H.P.)

Co-Educational Institution, Affiliated to Sardar Patel University Mandi, Accreditted by NAAC Ministry of Education Govt. of India Grade B++

Department of Botany

Name of the department : Botany
Year of establishment : 1974
Program Offered : B.Sc. in Botany
No. of Teaching posts sanctioned : 4
No. of Teaching posts filled : 4

Course structure: B.Sc. with Botany (UG yearly programme w.e.f. 2018)

Year Course Type Course Code Course Title Credit
I Core Course I BOTA 101TH Biodiversity (Microbes, algae, fungi and archegoniate) Theory 4
BOTA 101PR Biodiversity (Microbes, algae, fungi and archegoniate) Practical 2
Core Course II BOTA 102TH Plant ecology and Taxonomy of angiosperms Theory 4
BOTA 102PR Plant ecology and Taxonomy of angiosperms Practical 2
II Core Course III BOTA 201TH Plant Anatomy and Embryology 4
BOTA 201PR Plant Anatomy and Embryology Lab 2
Core Course IV BOTA 202TH Plant Physiology and Metabolism 4
BOTA 202PR Plant Physiology and Metabolism Lab 2
Core Course V BOTA 203 Bio-fertilizers 4
Corer Course VI BOTA 204 Gardening and Floriculture 4
III Core Course VII BOTA 301 TH
Economic Botany & Biotechnology
Economic Botany & Biotechnology Lab
Analytical Techniques in Plant Sciences
Analytical Techniques in Plant Sciences Lab
Core Course VIII BOTA 303TH
Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and
Molecular Biology Lab
BOTA 304TH Bioinformatics Bio-informatics Lab 4
Genetics and Plant Breeding
Genetics and Plant Breeding Lab
Core Course IX BOTA 306 Medicinal Botany and Ethno botany 4
Core Course X BOTA 307 Mushroom Cultivation Technology 4

Program Objective :

The broad aims of bachelors’ degree programme in Botany are :

  • To provide an environment that ensures cognitive development of students in a holistic manner. A dialogue about plants and its significance is fostered in this framework, rather than didactic monologues on mere theoretical aspects
  • To provide the latest subject matter, both theoretical as well as practical, such a way to foster their core competency and discovery learning. A botany graduate as envisioned in this framework would be sufficiently competent in the field to undertake further discipline-specific studies, as well as to begin domain-related employment.
  • To mould a responsible citizen who is aware of most basic domain-independent knowledge, including critical thinking and communication.
  • To enable the graduate prepare for national as well as international competitive examinations, especially UGC-CSIR NET and UPSC Civil Services Examination

Program Outcome :

The student graduating with the Degree B.Sc Botany should be able to acquire

Core competency : Students will acquire core competency in the subject Botany, and in allied subject areas.
The student will be able to identify major groups of plants and compare the characteristics of lower (e.g. algae and fungi) and higher (angiosperms and gymnosperms) plants.
Students will be able to use the evidence based comparative botany approach to explain the evolution of organism and understand the genetic diversity on the earth.
The students will be able to explain various plant processes and functions, metabolism, concepts of gene, genome and how organism’s function is influenced at the cell, tissue and organ level.
Students will be able to understand adaptation, development and behavior of different forms of life.
The understanding of networked life on earth and tracing the energy pyramids through nutrient flow is expected from the students. Students will be able to demonstrate the experimental techniques and methods of their area of specialization in Botany.

Analytical ability : The students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge in understanding research and addressing practical problems.
Application of various scientific methods to address different questions by formulating the hypothesis, data collection and critically analyze the data to decipher the degree to which their scientific work supports their hypothesis.

Critical Thinking and problem solving ability : An increased understanding of fundamental concepts and their applications of scientific principles is expected at the end of this course. Students will become critical thinker and acquire problem solving capabilities.

Digitally equipped : Students will acquire digital skills and integrate the fundamental concepts with modern tools.

Ethical and Psychological strengthing : Students will also strengthen their ethical and moral values and shall be able to deal with psychological weaknesses.

Ethical and Psychological strengthing : Students will learn team workmanship in order to serve efficiently institutions, industry and society.

Independent Learner : Apart from the subject specific skills, generic skills, especially in botany, the program outcome would lead to gain knowledge and skills for further higher studies, competitive examinations and employment. Learning outcomes based curriculum would ensure equal academic standards across the country and broader picture of their 5 competencies. The Bachelor program in Botany and Botany honours may be mono-disciplinary or multidisciplinary.

Ram Nath

Associate Professor

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Dr. Harish Anand

Assistant Professor

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Gian Chand

Assistant Professor

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A Field Excursion to Lahaul Valley

Training programme on "plant diversity assessment and herbarium techniques"

Certificate course on "Management of Temperate Fruit Crop: Pruning and Grafting"

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