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Department of Botany

(Assisted by the U.G.C. under Special Assistance Programme (SAP) from 1.4.2002.)

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The Department


Since establishment in 1984, the department flourished with tireless efforts of faculties, staff and students. The course curriculum of the department has always been strong and forward looking. Syllabi have been revised regularly and the latest version was done with the introduction of semester system offering five special papers, namely Cytogenetics, Microbiology, Molecular Plant pathology and Fungal Biotechnology, Plant Biochemistry and Taxonomy of Angiosperms and Biosystematics. One of the strong points of the department has been eminence in research. Late Professor Kalyan Bandhu Dutta was deeply interested in the study of human genetics and micropropagation of orchids. Professor Prabhat Kumar Basu was mainly engaged with the pharmacognosy and physiology of medicinal plants. Contribution in the area food fermentation, quality and safety by Professor Prabir Kumar Sarkar is noteworthy. Professor Bishwanath Chakraborty has been working in the area of plant defence and immunodiagnostics. Professor Usha Chakraborty has been involved in the research on elucidation of biochemical mechanism of plants’ response to biotic and abiotic stress, as well as plant growth promotion through microbes. Professor Abhaya Prasad Das has done considerable work in the exploration and conservation of plant diversity, biosystematics, ethno-botany and medicinal plants. Dr. Aniruddha Saha has been involved in plant-microbe interaction. Dr. Arnab Sen is carrying forward plant tissue culture, molecular genetics, transgenics and bioinformatics. Mr. Palash Mandal is engaged in physiology and antioxidant biochemistry of plants. Dr. Subhas Chandra Roy is carrying out research in the areas of rice genomics. In recognition of the research outcome, the department is continuing Special Assistance Programme (SAP-DRS) of UGC since 2002 and DST- FIST.


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Courses

  1. M.Sc.
  2. Ph.D.
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Research Profile

  1. Broad areas: Cytogenetics; Microbiology; Molecular Plant Pathology and Fungal Biotechnology; Plant Biochemistry; Taxonomy and Biosystematics of Angiosperms
  2. Thrust area of UGC SAP: Microbiology including Mycology & Plant Pathology and Plant Diversity
  3. Total R&D projects undertaken: 95
  4. Funding agencies:UGC, CSIR, DST, DBT, DNES, DOS, ICAR, WBPCB, NMPB, IFS, RSC, ICIMOD, UNDP
  5. Total Ph. D. degree awarded:101
Journal(s):
  1. NBU Journal of Plant Sciences [ISSN 0974-6927]
  2. Pleione [ISSN 0973-9467]
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Faculty Directory

Faculty
Name and Research Area Contact
HOD

Dr. Subhas Ch. Roy

Professor

Cytogenetics & Biotechnology

+91-9434140841 (M)

subhascr@rediffmail.com , subhascr2011@gmail.com

Faculty Members

Dr. Anirudha Saha

Professor

Molecular plant pathology & Fungal biotechnology

+91-9832372105 (Mobile)

asahanbu@yahoo.co.in

Dr. Arnab Sen

Professor

Cytogenetics

+91- (0353) 6528172 , 9434307487 (M)

senarnab_nbu@hotmail.com

Dr. Subhas Ch. Roy

Professor

Cytogenetics & Biotechnology

+91-9434140841 (M)

subhascr@rediffmail.com , subhascr2011@gmail.com

Dr. Jnan Bikash Bhandari

Associate Professor

Pteridology and Paleobotany

 

98321 38394 & 9474689236

jnanbikashbhandari@nbu.co.in

Dr. Palash Mandal

Assistant Professor

Plant Physiology & Pharmacognosy

+ 91-9434886123 (M)

nbubotanypalash@rediffmail.com

Dr. Monoranjan Chowdhury

Assistant Professor

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

+ 91- 9830802175 (M)

mono_malda@yahoo.co.in

Dr. Piyush Mathur

Assistant Professor

Microbiology, Mycology and Plant Pathology

0353-2776337 (O)

Piyushmathur316@nbu.ac.in

Dr. Swarnendu Roy

Assistant Professor

Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

+919474514100

swarnendubotany@nbu.ac.in swarnendu.kc@gmail.com

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Downloads

Sl. No. Particulars (Click to Download)
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Syllabus (M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. Entrance Test, Ph.D. Coursework)
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Academic Calender
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Contact Us

Department Address: Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, Siliguri – 734 013

Phone: 0353-2776337

E-Mail:

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