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The Department Of Botany

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Mahanga Singh

Associate Professor and Head
The Department of Botany, Kharagpur College

General Information

Education : M.Sc.
Knowledge : Cell Biology and Genetics
Year Of Experience : 18 years

The department of Botany belongs to the families of Life science and Biology, others being Physiology and Zoology. The department is successfully performing its role as a complementary organ of the Life science like Zoology. Botany as a study of Plant life has been considered to be at par with Zoology, a study of animal life which is equivalent to biology, the study of life as a whole. The department of biology was introduced initially as the life science at H.S. level. In the year 1984 Vidyasagar University had given affiliation in Botany (pass). The department got affiliation for Botany ( Hones.) course under V.U. from the session 2003 – 2004. Obviously, the department as a vital subject in environmental studies is performing its part in teaching Environment studies as a part of the new three years curriculum.

The department has full – time teacher having vast experience in research work. A number of young and highly qualified guest teachers have been appointed to impart quality education to students.

The students of the department have enough scope of studies. In addition to academic interest Botany has wide spread applications in Bio – technology, Genetics, Microbiology, Sericulture, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Bioinformatics etc. The subject has a maximum opportunity in teaching – profession and in advanced research.

BSc. Botany Honours

The intake capacity of Botany Honours is 31.  The general or subsidiary subjects are Zoology, Chemistry/Physiology. It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year,  Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Total of 800 marks in honours subjects, 600 in general papers and 150 in compulsory papers.  

B. Sc. General (Pure Science)

The subjects of B. Sc. General (Pure Science) are (a) Mathematics, physics, Chemistry (b) Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science (c) Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science (d) Mathematics, Economics, Geography, History/ Sociology/ Economics. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year,  Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Regarding marks total of 300 marks in Part-I, 600 marks in Part-II and 450 in part-III of which 150 are from compulsory subjects. 

B. Sc. General (Bio. Science)

The subjects of B. Sc. General (Bio. Science) are (a) Chemistry, Zoology, Botany (b) Zoology, Botany, Physiology. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year,  Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Regarding marks total of 300 marks in Part-I, 600 marks in Part-II and 450 in part-III of which 150 are from compulsory subjects. 


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