Department Of Botany

The foundation of the Department of Botany was laid down in 2014. Currently, BS programme is ongoing in the Department and there are about 200 enrolled students. The famous saying that ‘All flesh is Grass’ reflects its significance of Botany in the Biosphere. It began with tribal lore, to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants for a number of reasons; they generate oxygen and provide food, fibres, fuel and medicine for life forms to exist on earth. An understanding of Botany can help to become a researcher in an academic/ research organization, understanding fundamentals of life processes, depict environmental changes through use of plants as bioindicators, maintaining sustainable agriculture, forestry and horticulture with efficacy. Department of Botany is striving to facilitate the students through academic activities and with the help of establishment of Centre’s. In this context, Botanic Garden (BG) and Plant Conservation Centre (PCC) are established to enhance the understanding of the basic courses of plant sciences like plant taxonomy etc. In addition to this, Botanical Society is always involved in organizing academic as well as cocurricular activities.

Faculty Introduction

Anis Ali Shah

MPhil Botany, GCUL
Ph.D Plant physiology and Biochemistry
(in progress)
University of the Punjab.

Syeda Amna Batool

MPhil Botany, BZU
Ph.D (In progress)
GC University lahore.

Rabia Nazar

Associate Lecturer
MSc Botany, UAAR
M.Phil Botany (Gold-Medalist)

Kanwal Ibadat

Associate Lecturer
Msc Botany, UAF
MPhil Botany, UAF

Aqsa Malik

Associate Lecturer
BS Botany, LCWU
MPhil Botany, LCWU

We are committed to utilize human capital with excellence in the changing scientific scenario through innovative and interactive learning’. All the faculty of the Department of Botany is striving to achieve excellence to provide our industry and institutes with trained and skilled manpower and with the development of “early bird” innovative production processes. The purpose is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. Department of Botany seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical and human development

Botany as the mother subject provides baseline to progress all the disciplines of plant sciences of conventional as well as modern era. The discipline of Botany has a broad scope covering so many fields like education, forestry, horticulture, dendrochronology and climatology, research organizations related to agriculture, plant biotechnology, molecular genetics, phycodiversity, lichen biodiversity, plant and microbial genetic engineering, plant metabolic engineering, biopharming etc.

Laboratory: Department of Botany is equipped with latest equipment’s like Imported Pots and trays for Seed Germination, Digital Fuzzy-Control Autoclaves, Binocular Microscopes, Digital Leaf area meter, Incubator, Shaking, Autoclave Digital Microprocessor etc.
Botanic Garden: Department of Botany has also established a Botanic Garden. Botanic Garden includes a number of wild flora, ornamental plants as well as medicinal plants. It is serving as a site having educational as well as aesthetic value. A nursery area is established within the Botanic Garden to raise and flourish genetic diversity of the plants of different varieties.
Plant Conservation Centre: In addition to the Botanic Garden, Department of Botany has established a ‘Plant Conservation Centre’. Aim of PCC is to document and conserve the regional as well as National flora. Herbarium Centre as well as Seed Bank is also established within the PCC for preservation of plants.

Department of Botany formulated a Society “Botanical Society” in 2017. Office bearers of the society are involved in regulating different academic as well as co-curricular activities. Botanical Society is always striving to make the campus ‘Green’, which is also the color of the society.

It is my vision to provide the world with motivated, responsible and disciplined youth to shape a better future. I believe this can be achieved by strengthening their formation upon which they can create a successful future for themselves and the society around them.

Botanical Society is always involved in organizing academic as well as cocurricular events. Some of the academic events organized by the society include a seminar on Wheat: Golden Basket, Seminar on Forestry was organized to create awareness regarding the role of forests as environmental buffers. Scientific names were tagged to plants of the Campus. Poster and model competitions are organized to enhance knowledge related to the subject. Tree plantation programs are organized on seasonal basis to make the campus green. These all activities are managed by the office bearers of the Botanical Society.

Acedamic Programs

Course Name Duration
BS-Botany Morning 4 Years
BS-Botany Evening 4 Years