Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur

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Department of Botany


The Department has came into existence in 1963 along with other Science Departments for imparting post-graduate education and for promoting research. Its building, with built up area 1695.27 Sq. m., is situated in the Mahatma Jyotiba Phuley Campus, Amravati Road, Nagpur.

Courses offered

=> M.Sc Botany
=> M.Phil Botany
=> Ph.D Botany

Specializations :
=> Applied Mycology and Plant Pathology
=> Molecular Biology and Plant Biotechnology
=> Advanced Phycology and Hydrobiology
=> Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms


=> M.Sc Botany - B.Sc. with botany as one of the subjects and minimum 45% marks in degree – on merit basis
=> M. Phil Botany - M. Sc. botany with minimum B+ is eligible for M. Phil admission – on merit basis
=> Ph. D Botany - M.Sc. botany (minimum 55%) with either UGC—CSIR NET or PET conducted by university in June/December every year as per UGC guidelines.

Total Seats :
=> M.Sc Botany - 37
=> M. Phil Botany - 11
=> Ph. D Botany - 32


Projects under various Schemes :
Till date faculty members of the department have received research grants from University Grants Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Department of Atomic Energy, Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Department of Environment and Forest, Indian National Science Academy and Dhara Oil And Foods Company Ltd. Anand, Gujarat and Government of Maharashtra. In all research activities and research programmes carried out by the Department there is substantial contribution by the teachers and students that leads to award medal for their contribution. Several students obtained their Ph.D. degrees in these research areas.

Research Infrastructure

=> Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
=> Microscopes (Mono, Bi, Trinocular) with photographic equipment
=> Stereo –dissecting microscope
=> TLC system
=> LCA -4
=> Orbital Shakers
=> Deep Freezer -86 0C
=> Muffle Furnace
=> Microtomes
=> Centrifuges
=> Microfuges
=> Cryocan
=> Tissue culture incubation room
=> Laminar Flows
=> Gel Documentation system
=> UV-VIS Spectrophotometers
=> Soxhlet apparatus & reflux unit
=> Electrophoresis apparatus (Horizontal & Vertical)
=> PCR
=> Manual DNA sequencer
=> Transilluminator
=> Millipore water purification & distilled water plants
=> Water bath
=> Autoclaves
=> sonicator
=> Homogenizer
=> Ovens
=> Incubators
=> BOD
=> Magnetic stirrer
=> Micro-wave ovens
=> Flame Photometer
=> Colorimeter
=> Computer lab with internet facility
=> UV chambers
=> Balances (Top pan and analytical)
=> Kjeldahl uni
=> Fume Hood
=> Ultra centrifuge


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