Department of Botany

Year of Establishment: 1970
Head of the Department: Dr. Rinku Moni Kalita
Total no. of approved faculty strength: 06

Faculties of the department: 

Sl no.             Name      DesignationArea of specializationTeaching experience (IN YEARS)
2.Dr. Rinku Moni KalitaAssistant Professor & HoDPlant ecology and conservation03
3.Dr. Nilofer SheikhAssistant ProfessorCytogenetics and Plant breeding05
4.Ms. Rupjyoti Bharali Assistant ProfessorPlant Taxonomy02
5Ms. Jinti Moni DasAssistant ProfessorAngiosperm Taxonomy —

Laboratory staff

  • Nibaram Basumatary (Laboratory bearer)
  • Ranjit Boruah (Laboratory bearer )
  • Manikumar Basumatary(Laboratory bearer)

A Brief about the Department:

           Department of Botany, Biswanath college, was established in 1970. The department has been offering Major course since 1978. The Students undertaking the B.Sc. program in Botany at Biswanath College are taught to explore the episteme of Botany and acquire an in-depth understanding in the field. The faculties of the department make intense effort to impart knowledge about the field to the students. The program aims at understanding the importance of plant diversity, its distribution and ecology. The core biology subjects like Cytology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bio-statistics etc. offered, makes the students appreciate the implications of these subjects in botanical studies. Furthermore, the students are taught about the recent scientific guidelines to assess the threat status of plants as per the rules of World Conservation Union, to also equip them of the latest concepts and the importance of plant conservation. In addition to this, by enforcing rigorous evaluation patterns, the students are encouraged to put their skills to use and venture into the field of Botany by enhancing their critical thinking abilities and sensibilities. On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this department will be able to demonstrate their skills in Plant Physiology, Taxonomy, Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology, etc.

Courses offered:

The department presently offers following courses:-

  • Undergraduate courses in Botany
  • Honours in Botany
  • GE in Botany
  • Short term courses in Tea Husbandry


Department of Botany Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 1 11th March, 2021