Department of Botany and Microbiology
HNB Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar- Uttarakhand
The inception of the Botany department as a post graduate department came into existence with the establishment of HNB Garhwal University in the year 1973. Prior to this it was a department in Birla Govt. Degree College since 1962 with UG level teaching only. Since then, the department has made remarkable progress both in teaching and research. In 2004 the department started self financed PG course in Microbiology. At present the department is well equipped to impart undergraduate and post-graduate teaching both in Botany and Microbiology.
The department is known for its outstanding research activities particularly in the field of Himalayan vegetational wealth including Ecology and Conservation, Taxonomy, Palynology, Mycology and other thrust areas of plant sciences from Lesser to Higher Himalaya. Recently the department has initiated research in different aspects of Microbiology- soil, environmental and clinical microbiology. Besides these, the department is also providing quality education through specialization courses at PG level in different emerging areas viz., Biodiversity and Conservation, Forest Ecology, Remote Sensing Techniques and Applications, Melissopalynology, Plant Health Management, Current Trends in Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology.
Last Updated on : 16/02/2017