The Department of Botany is situated in Bhimber Campus, Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST). The department is offering education and applied research in different disciplines of Botany at BS, M.Sc, M.Phil, and Ph.D levels. BS in Botany is a four years’ degree program. The course is in line with unified curriculum prescribed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). M. Sc. Botany is a two-year degree Program. The course is in line with unified curriculum prescribed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The Program consists of two main parts: (i) Compulsory Courses and (ii) Elective Courses with different fields of specialization. These courses are broad enough to encompass nearly all the major fields in Botany. These include Mycology, Fungal Biotechnology, Biodiversity Conservation, Plant Biotechnology, Environment Biology, Biochemistry, Medicinal Plant Biotechnology, Plant Pathology, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Genomics, Ethnobotany, Advance Environmental Biotechnology, Ecology and Plant Systematics. It is worth mentioning that courses offered along with applied research in different fields of specialization are paramount for productivity of society and nation. The areas of specialization include Mushroom and Fugal Technology, Plant Pathology, Aquatic Ecology, Ecology, Phytosociology, Tissue Culture, Medicinal Plants, Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Plant Stress Physiology, Ethnobotany, Edaphalogy, Plant Systematics, Plant Metabolism, Advanced Plant Physiology, Plant Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Genomics Plant Biodiversity Conservation, Virology & Bacteriology and Applied research on local flora. Thesis is optional for the students. Though the thesis does not specify any limit, but the work produced will be inordinate to address any problem of environment, society and science in a comprehensive manner.
Vision and Mission:
To impart knowledge about the major disciplines of Botany. It will enable the students to understand the principles of organizations and inter-relationships in the biological systems with particular reference to plant diversity.
To teach different methods of exploration, investigation, organization of data and its utilization in Lab.
To train students for advanced studies and specialization on recently emerging technological and multidisciplinary fields such as Biodiversity, Environmental Science, Wildlife and conservation, Biotechnology, etc. After completing the degree / students will be able to apply their knowledge in their respective fields effectively.
To equip students with knowledge and skills for better planning and management of plant resources, environment, health, medicine, agriculture and population in the country.
To develop the scientific culture and demonstrate professional skills in teaching/ research/ managerial positions in wide range of professions in national and international organizations.
To develop an aptitude towards nature and science and to equip student with basic skill in collecting, identify and labelling of plants according to international standard.