The Department of Botany was started in the year 1956 with graduation and became a postgraduate centre in 1980 offering M.Sc. in Biological Sciences. Within a couple of years M.Sc. Botany replaced M.Sc. Biological Sciences with Mycology and Molecular Plant Pathology as specialization. At present the Department of Botany offering only B.Sc with B.Z.C and Bt.B.C combination with a total student strength of 180. For over a quarter century, this Department has been recognized as a research center providing facilities for research in Mycology and Plant Pathology, Ecology, Chemotaxonomy, Embryology and Anatomy. Over 25 research scholars have worked here and got their Ph.D. degrees. The faculty has published 260 papers. Five projects have also been completed in the Department.Dr. SK.Mahmood ,Head Department of Botany , is having additional responsibility as a Course Coordinator,Bioinformatics of Osmania University,at OU Campus. The aim of the Department is to turn out good and confident students by giving them a chance to speak in class seminars,deputing them to any workshop/seminar held for their level, by infusing enthusiasm and confidence in them and by personal and academic counseling.Recently,during 2010 academic Year syllabus has been revised and Information Technology units introduced in B.Sc Botany. Learning resources of the department are library, computers,and laboratories. Modern Teaching methods in practice other than the lecture method are LCD Projector and PPT Presentation. Frequent Counseling is being conducted for students.
|Dr.A. Vijaya Bhasker Reddy||Asst. Professor & Head|