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Department of Botany

Department of Botany

Department of Botany


Botany Department of Gauhati University was established in the year 1948 by introducing M. Sc. And Ph. D. Programmes.


The department is pioneering in developing human resource in NE India and looking forward to shape it as a Centre of Excellence in Botanical Science and usher the Plant Science education and research in this region.


Resource Development in Botanical Sciences.


Botany Department of Gauhati University was established in the year 1948 by introducing M. Sc. and Ph. D. programmes. It is one of the oldest Science Departments established in Gauhati University. It was started with 05 students and 03 teachers. The Department has a brilliant history of its growth and development ever since its inception. At present the department has grown to accommodate 40 students. In 1982 the Department also introduced M. Phil. Programme. So far, about 450 students have received their Ph. D. degrees on various topics by pursuing their research works which reflect the academic and research activities of the Department. The Department has its own building covering a space of 1408 m2 and well equipped laboratories, museum, herbarium and seminar library. The Department also has a huge Botanic garden covering area of 52 acres with more than 1500 different plant species including rare, endangered and threatened plants. The Department also has an exclusive medicinal plant Garden.

The Department has been selected by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for Financial Assistance under its Infra-structural Development for Science & Technology (DST-FIST) programme (2007-2012).



Mycology and Plant Pathology
Cytogenetics and Plant breeding
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Department of Botany
Gauhati University
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar,
Guwahati- 781 014,
Assam, India.


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