24 months
160 USD/year
160 USD/year
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The Department of Botany, Panjab University was established in 1919 at Lahore. It shifted to Chandigarh in 1960 from Khalsa College, Amritsar where it was housed temporarily after partition of the country in 1947 with Prof. P.N. Mehra as the Head of the Department. 


Key facts:

  • The department at the Panjab University has grown into a well-recognized Centre for higher learning and research in structural, functional and evolutionary aspects of Plants. In fact, this is the only Botany Department in the country, which has the necessary expertise to attend to all plant groups. While the contributions have been tremendous in the understanding of fundamentals of Plant Sciences, the department has also kept pace with the changing national priorities.
  •  Some of the major areas of research in the department are: improvement and propagation of economically important plants (orchids, bamboos, ferns, trees); mushroom cultivation; identification of eco-friendly herbicides and pesticides; evaluation and conservation of plant biodiversity; and importance of microbes in human welfare. The department attracts students for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies and Doctoral research from within and outside the country. In addition to teaching through modern techniques, seminars, symposia, workshops, invited lectures and botanical excursions are an integral part of academic programme of the department.

Programme Structure

  • The department has a well-stocked Library with nearly 6,444 books and over 21 regular scientific journals. A Central Instrumentation Lab, with two technical experts for maintenance, caters to the research needs of the faculty and the students.
  • The department also houses an internationally recognized Herbarium (abbreviated as PAN) and a Museum. National and foreign research workers consult the Herbarium with a rich collection of Bryophytes, Ferns, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms and it also provides exchangeable loan facility of specimens. Algal and Fungal Herbarium is an added attraction of the department.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 50% marks in B. Sc. (Pass or Hons.) exam. of the P.U. or and other exam. recognized by P.U. as equivalent thereto with Botany as one of the elective subjects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 160 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 160 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Rs. 11842


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