About Department

THE DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY                              

The Department ofBotany of this University came into existence with the establishment of theFaculty of Science in 1958. The founder member and the first Head of theDepartment, Dr. RajendraSahai has been a renowned ecologist. Later, the firstProfessor and Head of the Department Prof. K.S. Bhargava, was the first studentof Prof. F.C. Bowden. He was an able administrator and meticulous performer.Under his able headship the course structure and syllabi were designed. Prof.Bhargav initiated research in Mycology and Plant Pathology in the Departmentwhich attracted the best talent and meritorious students to opt for M.Sc.degree in Botany. He also inspired other teachers of his time to start researchwork in their respected fields. He was succeeded by an array of renowned professors as HOD; Prof S N Mathur -initiated research in Plant Physiology , Prof. S.N. Dixit-initiated the work in Plant embryology but in light of the rich flora ofthe area he later switched on to taxonomy of the Angiosperm,established a strong group of workers in the field of antimicrobialprinciples from higher plants; Prof. P.C. Misra- started Industrial Microbiology as a vocational course;Prof. Rajendra Singh -virologist,  Prof. Kamal-renowned Mycologist, Prof. S.K. Singh-taxonomist and field botanist par excellence; Prof. (Mrs.) KalawatiShukla a virologist ; Prof S C tripathi- worked on botanical pesticides; Prof Nisha Misra- Mycologist, Prof. P.P. Upadhyay, a virologist; Prof. R.P. Shukla, an ecologist and Prof V N Pandey- works on biofunctional foods, Nutraceuticals etc.

The Department has a sanctioned strength of 19 teachers currently. 11 teachers are working. Main Area of Research:EnvironmentalPollution, Forest Ecology, molecular plant Taxonomy, Stree Physiology,Neutraceuticals, Phycology, Plant Virology, HerbalPesticides, Plant Physiology, Phytoplasma. Many project sponsored by ICAR,CSIR, UGC, CST, DST, DBT, have been awarded to the department. 

Infrastructure: The department comprises of two premises, Pant Block (First floor), which houses administrative block, offices UG/PG classrooms and practical labs, library , herbarium and research labs of few faculty members. there is a separate Botany Research building which houses chambers/ labs of faculty members and a seminar room.
Department has a big botanical garden,Spread in approximately 4hectare consisting several  plant species, withrich bamboosetum, glass house, green house and a pond for aquatic plants. 

Currently department has procured Centre of Excellence Scheme (Govt of UP), 2020

Department Profile

Department Info Details

Name of Department Department of Botany
Head of Department PROF POOJA SINGH
Contact Number
Email ID
Social Media Page's Links :

Scientific Equipments Details

Scientific Equipment Link https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/29929213-bb5b-4d56-b2af-3e4383f116fb.docx


Type Number
Class Rooms - ICT 2
Class Rooms - Non-ICT 3
Seminar Rooms 1
Common Rooms 1
Departmental Libraries 1
Gents Toilets 2
Ladies Toilets 2
Disabled Person Toilets 0
Faculty Rooms 10
Office 1
Reception Yes
Waiting Area Yes
Lobby Yes
Ramp 1
Disabled Friendly Yes
Labs 4

Electrical Appliances

Type Number
Fans 70 + ONLY 40 % WORKING
LED Lights/Tube lights 80 BOT ONLY 30% WORKING
Air Conditioners 7
Coolers 0
Room Heaters 3
Refrigerators 1
Any Other 0


Type Number
Computers 8
Printers 5
Routers 1
Network Switches 1
Servers 0

Additional Information

5 Years Master Plan https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/f8592510-64bb-4e36-b8fe-ef8e29f7c6fc.docx
Annual Department Plan No Document
Teaching Plan No Document
Student Attendance Yes

Time Table

UG View Document
PG View Document
Slow Learners View Document
Fast Learners
Room No. with Details https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/47251c04-7dd8-45a5-9b5a-2e4f852fc5ad.docx
Co-curricular Activity No Document
List of Alumni https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/9a3996e5-85df-4f58-b4f4-69a79585c0cb.xlsx
Innovation Practices No Document
Stock Register Yes
Internal Evaluation Records Yes
Special Provision made for Advanced & Slow/Fast Learners Yes

Feedback from Various Stakeholders

Parents Feedback No Students Feedback No
Teachers Feedback No Alumnis Feedback No

Visiting Guest Faculty

No. of Guest Lectures Yes
List of Guest Faculty No Document
Consultancy Services No Document
Community Extension Programs No Document
Learning Resources Available in the Department https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/46d3e196-bc8e-4ec2-8516-fac0551a0182.docx
Achievements and Rewards https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/1aeac19f-954a-4124-a5ab-ad26e7537e55.docx
Academic Audit No Document
List of Fast Learners
List of Slow Learners https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/5a90baf6-fa18-47ce-be45-86289ff7c4bc.docx
E-Content https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/0590595e-6187-46c7-b1c4-cce2a7ed95ac.docx
Any Other N

Program Details

Number of Programs https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/bb8f3ed7-0581-4cc0-9a9b-62c4ca991332.docx
Number of Courses View Document
Papers Taught View Document
Value Added Courses No Document
Students enrolled in Each Value-Added Course No Document
No. of Publications 200
No. of Books Published 7
No. of Chapters Published 12

MoUs Signed

MoUs Link https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/0463fd53-1197-4c18-8480-33c4e10cd205.docx

Student Information

Type No. of Student
Under Graduate (UG) 310
Post Graduate (PG) 108
Ph.D. Scholars 66
From Within State 484
From Outside State ---
International slow learners (Only UG): ---
International fast learners (Only UG): ---


Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Prof. Vashist Narayan PandeyProfessor9450885374View
2Prof. Pooja SinghProfessor and Head9415083883View
3Dr. Anil Kumar DwivediProfessor9415695331View
4Dr. Virendra Kumar MadhukarAsst. Professor8791162251View
5Dr. Rakesh PandeyAsst. Professor8319430966View
6Dr. Rajveer Singh ChauhanAsst. Professor9415524694View
7Dr. Tulika MishraAsst. Professor9437042549View
8Dr. Smriti MallAsst. Professor9565746319View
9Dr. Deepa SrivastavaAsst. Professor9984468918View
10Dr. Shweta ShekharAsst. Professor8004526963View
11Dr. Kumari SunitaAsst. Professor8840235574View

Courses & Syllabi

 Sr. No. Course Syllabus CBCS
1MSc CBCS botanyView/Download --
2BSc Semester system BOTANY 2020 --View/Download

Research & Publications

Research Projects (Last 5 Years)

Project Title
Funding Agency
State/Central Govt.
DSTDr. V.N. PandeyDSTBotanyCentral Government 2820182
Identification , Epidemiology and Management of Brinjal little leaf disease in Eastern Uttar Pradesh,IndiaDr. Smriti MallUGCBotanyGovernment 102018
Nutraceutical potential and Therapeutic protein concentrates (TPC) some ethanobotanicals Nuts PseudonutsDr. V.N. PandeyUGCBotanyCentral Government 020132
Agrotechnique value Adittion and Conservation of Withania somnifera Dunn.and Rauvolfia serpentine Linn. (Benth.) Ex-Kurz. For upliftment of farmers inGorakhpur District.Prof. V.N. PandeyDBT-New Delhi BotanyGovernment 5020133 Years
DST Women Scientist (Dr. Nidhi Gupta)Prof. V. N. PandeyDSTBotanyCentral Government 520123
DST Women Scientist (Dr. Sumati Chaudhary)Dr. Anil DwivediDSTBotanyCentral Government 520123
DST Inspire SHE Scholarship Programme Reference Number : DST/INSPIRE/02/2014/031283 from (07.05.2019 to 12.07.2019)Dr. Smriti MallUGCBotanyGovernment

Research Papers

Books/Chapters in books and conference proceedings


  • Under Maintanance


  • Under Maintanance

Retired Faculties

Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Dr. Malvika SrivastavaProfessor9450129022View