Exploration of natural world of plants and allied creature for unraveling vast untapped resources of nature for the benefit of human race and for the glorification of knowledge
We are committed to ordain human capital with excellence in the changing scientific scenario through innovative but interactive learning and research.
Being one of the oldest academic disciplines of this institution, the Department is privileged to have a strong faculty and academic program. At present, this Department is offering degree courses for BS (Hons), M. Sc, M. Phil and Ph. D programs.
The Department aims to provide quality education in the areas of research. A number of HEC funded projects are also underway and academia is focusing to broaden need-based research endeavors. Microbial and Plant Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Plant Integrative Biology, Plant Molecular Biology and Environmental Biology are the focal areas of research within the Department. Currently research work is being carried out in the field of plant molecular biology, enzymology, fortification of cereal crops, fungal and algal taxonomy, plant tissue culture and improving crop acclimation to different agro-climatic zones. Physiological and biochemical mechanism of stress tolerance in plants is being studied by elucidation of stress proteins. Research on genetic basis of salt tolerance in different crops is also under progress. Furthermore, genomic resources are being utilized to enhance crop production by gene manipulation. Moreover, research activities on seed metabolism, plant nutrition and plant growth regulators are in progress for different economically important crops and medicinal plants.
Besides active involvement in transferring knowledge to the students, the induction of high class academia is also upgrading the faculty profile of the department. The Department of Botany is becoming the first choice of students for learning through out Pakistan and the number of students is increasing annually. At present, 280 students are enrolled in BS (Hons), 166 in M. Sc, 59 in M. Phil and 14 in Ph. D program.