Department of Botany is known for its quality of teaching and research. The department has funding from DST-FIST and UGC-SAP programme. More than 35 research scholars are working in the field of Plant physiology, Plant anatomy, plant tissue culture, Ecology, Taxonomy, Remote sensing, Phytochemistry and Phytopathology.

Funding of more than 3.5 crores for research is available from agencies as DST, DBT, ISRO, MoEF, SSNL, NMPB, GBB, BSI, UGC, Department of Forest, Govt. of Gujarat, DOEn, ICAR, CSIR, UNIDO and GSFC Science Foundation have granted to the department for the same. The department have facilities to work on instruments like GC, HPLC, Radiometer, PCR, Microcentrifuge, Gel documentation system, Plant Growth Chamber etc. Due to which infrastructure has been strengthened.

Botanical garden and arboretum which is managed by the Department has a number of rare and economical plants. Support provided by National Medicinal Plant Board has helped in developing a rare collection of medicinal plants. Students from different institutions and schools regularly visit the garden. Recently the department has received a Zero Gravity Project from United Nations (UN) which will give a baseline for developing Space Biology Laboratory in Department of Botany.

Head of Department

  • Dr. Sandhya Kiran Garge
    Department of Botany

    Designation: Professor & Head (I/C -Ecophysiology & RS-GIS Lab)

    Qualification: Ph.D. in Botany, PGDEE & Post Doctrate from ISU, USA
    Phone Nos: 0265-2791891, +91-9879048141
    Email: sandhyakiran60@yahoo.com, sandhya.garge-botany@msubaroda.ac.in
    Experience: 28 Years of Teaching & 30 Years of Research
    Areas of Interest: 1. Plant Ecology 2. Plant Physiology 3. Remote Sensing 4. GIS & Environment