The Botany Department of Daulat Ram College was established in 1968, is one of the leading Departments of the University in the field of teaching in plant sciences and life sciences. The department was awarded “star status” by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in 2013. All faculty members are highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced who impart knowledge in various sections of botany including evolutionary biology, physiology, tissue culture, genetics, embryology, anatomy, reproductive biology etc. The department has well equipped classrooms and laboratories, specimen rich museum, tissue culture facility and bioinformatics lab. All teachers are actively involved in devising innovative means of teaching and research. Student Development Programme (SDPs), Faculty Development Programme (FDPs), workshops, seminars, invited lectures by renowned scientist etc. were organised time to time to enhance the academic skill of the students. Botanical garden is the heart of our department which helps students understanding various aspects of taxonomy, medicinal plants, and adaptive features of the plant kingdom. A separate section in the garden has cacti, succulents and aquatic plants with fishes and turtle can also been seen. Further the department organizes educational trips to Research Institutes, Biodiversity Parks and Industries for enrichment of the subject.
Along with academics, the students also get a chance to exhibit their creativity by participating in various inter-college competitions and extra-curricular activities organised by the botanical society “Vasundhara” during during the “Orchidz” the annual botanical fest. “Lianas”, the botanical society magazine gives the student a platform to learn and contribute interesting self-composed articles in the field of plant sciences. Four-year NEP course of B.Sc.(Hons.) Botany and B.Sc. (Prog.) Life Science, equips the student in-depth knowledge about the subject and also motivates them to face the new challenges in the field of plant sciences. The NEP based curriculum has various SEC and VAC courses offered by our college for example Nursery and gardening, Mushroom Cultivation Technology, Plant Tissue Culture Research, Organic farming papers and many more which are highly helpful in developing entrepreneurship skills among young minds.
1. Prof. Rama Pasricha, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
2. Prof. Rekha Kathal, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
3. Dr. Meenam Bhatia, M.Sc., Ph.D.
4. Dr. Meenakshi Sharma, M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D., PDF
5. Dr. Basanta Kumar Das, M.Sc., Ph.D.
6. Dr. Sunita George, M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D., GATE.
7. Dr. Vidhi Chaudhary, M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.
8. Dr. Priyanka Rathore, M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.
9. Dr. Remya Krishnan, M.Sc., Ph.D.
10. Dr. Aradhana Yadav, M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D., GATE.
11. Dr. Asmita Gupta , M.Sc., Ph.D.
12. Dr. Pratibha Kumari, M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.
13. Dr. Shagun Dhanda, M.Sc, Ph.D.
14. Dr. Kamlesh Yadav, M.Sc., Ph.D.