4 Year

About this course



Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines concerned with the study of plants, algae and fungi, including structure, growth, physiology, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, chemical properties, and evolutionary relationships between taxonomic groups. Botany began with early human efforts to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, making it one of the oldest sciences. The study of plants is vital because they are a fundamental part of life on Earth, which generates the oxygen, food, fibers, fuel and medicine that allow humans and other life forms to exist. The Botany programs strongly emphasize field experience and hands-on laboratory training with locally important plants, their environment, historical and present uses, as well as the unique aspects of plant evolution and ecology.


Botany at JUW

Department of Botany is one of the earliest established departments of JUW. The laboratories are well equipped to impart education and research facilities according to the syllabi recommended by higher education commission. The faculty members are actively engaged in different researches. The department is committed to broad-based botanical training that focuses on developing an understanding of crop and agricultural science. The department also uses new approaches and current technologies. It has faculty in physiology, anatomy, ecology, systematic, and population and evolutionary biology. Research programs focus on plant physiology, marine biology, ecology, and plant anatomy.


Salient Feature Of Botany Department at JUW

1.Well experienced teaching and non teaching staff
2.Well equiped laboratories and research labs
3. Multiledia facility available
4.Furnished green house for field experiments
5.Seminars, Field trips and Surveys


Fileds Of Botany

  • Plant tissue culture
  • Plant phisiology & biochemistry
  • Plant pathology
  • Plant systematics
  • Plant genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant anatomy
  • Marine botany


Specialization  In:-

  • Plant physiology
  • Marine botany


Lab Facilities:-

1. Low temperature incubator 11. Hot plate
2. Distillation plant 12. Water bath
3. TLC Coater 13. Photocamera microscope
4. Spectrophotometer 14. Stereo microscope
5. Microtome 15. Electric microscope
6. Horizontal shaker 16. Electric balance
7. Calorimeter 17. UV Lamp
8. pH meter 18. Inoculation chamber
9. Conductivity meter 19. Autoclave
10. Furnace 20. Flame photometer


Lecture Hall

Specious and airy classrooms provided with multimedia facility.


Career Opportunities :-

Young and experienced Botanist are welcome at following fields

Biological technician, teacher, research worker, environment consultant, Geneticist, Plant biochemist, Molecular biologist, Plant pathologist, pharmaceutics, plant explorers, ecologists, conservationists, Park ranger/Forester, Nursery manager, Taxonomist, Horticulturist, and Farming consultant.


Course outline

Scheme Of Courses For B.S(BOTANY) Programme

First Year

First Semester Second Semester
Code Subject Cr.Hr. Code Subject Cr.Hr.
ENG I 1011/300C Compulsary I 3+0 ENG II 1022/300C Compulsary III 3+0
PAK. ST. 1011/300C Compulsary II 2+0 MATHS 1022/300 Compulsary IV 3+0
GEN I 1011/301 Minor/Subsi 2+1 GEN III 1022/302 Minor/Subsi 2+1
GEN II 1011/301 Minor/Subsi 2+1 GEN IV 1022/302 Minor/Subsi 2+1
BOT 1011/311 Foundation I Plant Diversity 2+1 BOT 1022/312 Foundation II Plant Systematics,Anatomy & Development 2+1

Second Year

Third Semester Fourth Semester
Code Subject Cr.Hr. Code Subject Cr.Hr.
ENG III 2031/400C Compulsory V 3+0 ENG IV 2042/400C Compulsory VII 3+0
COM 2031/400C Compulsory VI 2+1 ISL 2042/400C Compulsory VIIII 2+0
GEN V 2031/401 Minor/Subsi 2+1 GEN VII 2042/402 Minor/Subsi 2+1
GEN VI 2031/401 Minor/Subsi 2+1 GEN VIII 2042/402 Minor/Subsi 2+1
BOT 2031/411 Foundation III Cell Biology,Genetics and Evolution 2+1 BOT 2042/412 Foundation V Plant Physiology & Ecology 2+1
BOT 2041/421 Foundation IV Plant Bio Chemistry I 2+1 BOT 2062/422 Foundation VI Bacteriology & Virology 2+1
COM Compulsory IX 2+1

Third Year

Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
Code Subject Cr.Hr. Code Subject Cr.Hr.
BOT 3271/511 Elec. I Genetics-1 2+1 BOT 3332/512 Elec. III Genetics II 2+1
BOT 3281/521 Elec. II Biostatistics 2+1 BOT 3342/522 Foundation IX Plant Systematics 2+1
BOT 3291/531 Foundation VII Mycology 2+1 BOT 3352/532 Foundation X Plant Anatomy 2+1
BOT 3301/541 Foundation VIII Plant Ecology 2+1 BOT 3362/542 Maj. III Phycology & Bryology 2+1
BOT 3311/551 Maj. I Diversity of Vascular Plants 2+1 BOT 3372/552 Maj. IV Plant Physiology I 2+1
BOT 3321/561 Maj. II Principle of Crop Nutrition 2+1 BOT 3382/562 Maj. V Principles of Plant disease management 2+1

Fourth Year

Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
Code Subject Cr.Hr. Code Subject Cr.Hr.
BOT 4391/611 Maj. VI
Molecular Biology
2+1 BOT 4462/612 Elec. V Biodiversity & Conservation 2+1
BOT 4401/621 Maj. VII
Plant Physiology II
2+1 BOT 4472/622 Maj. XI Plant Biochemistry II 2+1
BOT 4411/631 Maj. VIII
Environmental Biology
2+1 BOT 4482/632 Maj. XII Plant Ecology II 2+1
BOT 4421/641 Maj. IX
Tissue Culture
2+1 BOT 4492/642 Maj. XIII Stress Physiology 2+1
BOT 4431/651 Elec. IV
Biological Nitrogen Fixation & Phosphate Mobilization/
Basic Culture
2+1 BOT 4502/652 Maj. XIII Seed Biology 2+1
BOT 4451/661 Maj. X
Plant Microbe Interations
2+1 BOT 4512/4522
Elec. VI
Marine Biology/Plant Embryology & Morphogenesis 2+1
BOT 4532/4542 Project / Thesis 0+3/0+6


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