The Botany Department of Daulat Ram College established in 1968, is one of the leading Departments of the University in the field of teaching in plant sciences. The department is a part of Star College Project, since 2011, awarded by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. With its competent and dedicated faculty, the department is actively involved in devising innovative means of teaching and research. On the basis of its academic and research performance by both students and faculty members under the Star College Project, in 2014, Department of Botany along with four other Science departments of the College, was awarded prestigious "Star College Status" by DBT, Govt. of India. The Department has well equipped and air conditioned classrooms, laboratories, museum, culture room with tissue culture facility and botanical garden. Keeping in pace with the recent advancements in the field of plant sciences and the revised undergraduate curriculum thereof, the department regularly organizes workshops, seminars and conferences for students as well as faculty members. For a better and in-depth understanding of the subjects taught to the undergraduate students the department organizes educational trips to Research Institutes, Biodiversity Parks, and Industries. Apart from academics, the students also get a chance to showcase their talent and creativity by participating in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the botanical society "Vasundhara". "Orchidz" the annual botanical festival is also celebrated with great enthusiasm. "Liana", the botanical society magazine gives the student a platform to learn and contribute about interesting and latest events in the field of plant sciences. Thus, the three year CBCS course in B.Sc. (Hons) Botany and B.Sc. Life Scinece, not only gives the student an in-depth knowledge about the subject, but also equips them to face the new challenges in the field of plant sciences. Some of the famous alumni of the department are Dr. Vibha Dhawan, Senior Director, Director-General's Office, TERI and Anjana Om Kashyap, Senior Journalist, Aaj Tak News Channel.