Botany – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Govt. College



The Department of Botany started its journey in 2015. Honours course was introduced in 2016. At present the department has an intake capacity of 29 students per year. The department follows the course designed by the West Bengal State University and offers a holistic understanding of the study of plants.

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Dr. Mala Neogy (HOD)

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Dr. Saswati Bhattacharya

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Debasis Mandal

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Dr. Riddhi Datta

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Course Subject Total seat capacity UR SC ST OBC-A OBC-B PWD (UR)
B.Sc. (H) Botany 29 15 6 2 3 2 1

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ICT-Enabled Classrooms

The Birbal Sahani Lecture Theatre and Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Lecture Theatre are spacious, well ventilated are ICT-enabled.


Laboratory and Research Facility

The department has three well-equipped laboratories, Panchanan Maheswari Laboratory, Janaki Ammal Laboratory, and Rosalind Franklin Laboratory, along with the Barbara McClintock Instrumentation Facility with state-of-the-art facility for research in different fields of Botany.

The latest equipment present in the department are:

  • Thermal Cycler (Bio-Rad)
  • Laminar Air Flow Hood (Lab-X)
  • pH meter (Systronics)
  • Microwave Oven (Samsung)
  • Cold Centrifuge (Remi)
  • Electronic Balance (3 No., Wenser, K Roy)
  • Spectrophotometer (Systronics)
  • Refrigerator (Samsung)
  • -20°C Deep Freezer (Celfrost)
  • Binocular Light Microscope (Olympus)
  • Trinocular Stereo microscope (Magnus)
  • Colorimeter (Systronics)
  • Compound Microscopes (Magnus, Dewinter)
  • Micropipette (Set of 3, Tarson)
  • Dissecting Microscopes
  • Autoclave
  • Water Bath
  • Equipment for Plant Physiology Experiments
  • Hot plate
  • Agarose Gel Electrophoresis Unit
  • Protein Gel Electrophoresis Unit
  • Power pack
  • UV Transilluminator
  • Magnetic Stirrer
  • Incubator shaker
  • Hot Air Oven


The equipment procured under SERB, Government of India funded project (PI: Dr. Riddhi Datta) in the department are:

  • UV-vis Spectrophotometer (Hitachi)
  • Plant Growth Chamber (Lab-X)
  • High precision balance (Wenser)
  • Incubator shaker
  • Micropipettes



The department has a well-stocked library with rich collection of National (109 books) and International books (67 books).


Medicinal Plant Garden

The department maintains a medicinal plant garden of 300 sq. ft. area in the college premises with rich collection of medicinally important herbs, shrubs, and trees.




Teaching includes lectures, tutorials, extensive practical sessions and field visits. Teachers use chalk-and-talk method together with PowerPoint presentations and use of different audio-visual aids. Students’ seminars are regularly organized to improve their presentation skills. Teachers give hand-outs to the students and the department also has a good collection of books. Each year students are taken for an intensive field visit to a different phytogeographic region as well to botanical gardens, industries and horticulture societies for a better understanding of the subject.

The department conducts Continuous Assessment through class interaction, and practical performances of the students. At regular intervals, students are requested to appear for surprise tests, and they occasionally participate in students’ presentations and discussion sessions.

About The Department

The Department of Botany started its journey in 2015. Honours course was introduced in 2016. The department has an intake capacity of 29 students per year. At present the department follows CBCS course designed by the West Bengal State University. The department has four full-time faculty members and one non-teaching staff.
There is a seminar library with rich collection of books by different national and international authors. The department has well equipped laboratories with sophisticated instruments for purpose of research in different fields of botany.

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Class Room

Classrooms are spacious, airy and ICT enabled


Science departments have state-of-the art laboratories


Library has thousands of books and friendly staff to assist the students


Green 5 acres large college campus adds a positive vibe to the teaching-learning environment