Introduction to the Department of Botany
The Department of Botany in Bangabasi College started long back in
the year 1939 with intermediate, degree and Masters Course, which was later
discontinued. Honours degree course commenced in 1995.
The Department possesses a very long history in academic
performance. A large number of proficient students have been produced by the
Department, who had established themselves as crown of many institutions in
different parts of the country as well as abroad. At present the department
enrolls about 58 students per year. The department has got sufficient
facilities for teaching Honours.
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The laboratories are
well equipped to meet the demand of the honours curriculum.
The teachers of the
department use different teaching aids like projectors, charts,models,
microscopes, permanent slides, preserved specimen, Herbarium, museum etc. in the
An interactive method of
teaching is built up in the class between the teacher and student
The museum of the
Department of Botany is unique for its collections of various botanical
specimens. Moreover during botanical excursions many specimens are collected
from different ecological habitats and the unique ones are displayed in the
Moreover the students
are also made aware of, how the specimens are collected, preserved and
maintained in the museum.
The Seminar library is a
small repository of books (about 600) in the department in addition to the
Botanical excursion is a
part of the curriculum for both Botany Honours and General stream students of
Calcutta University. The Department organizes long botanical excursions to different
phytogeographical regions in India for the purpose of studying floral diversity
in different natural habitats. In this process, the students become aware of
the ecological importance and its interaction with plant community. Visit to
Indian Botanic Garden is an annual fare for the students of Botany.
During excursion to
other phyto-geographical regions the teachers and students of the Department
interact with the local people and make them aware about the various reasons
behind the loss of biological resources in those areas. They also suggest
conservation measures for species, which are at high risk and to be conserved
on priority basis.
Apart from these,
publication of wall magazine, workshops and seminars etc. are organized by the
The teachers are
specialized in different areas of the subject and therefore, are perfectly
competent to meet the demand of the learner. All the teachers, besides
teaching, organize seminars and workshops.
Seminars & Workshops