Department of Botany
The science of plant life and a branch of biology.
Established in 1969, the PG Department of Botany, Utkal University, is recognized for excellence in teaching and research in major areas of Plant Science in general. The Department offers Post-Graduate Course (M. Sc.) for two years duration for which admission is made through All India Entrance test in addition to 50% weightage on career. There is semester system of examination along with regular internal evaluation.The Department offers four specializations (Biotechnology and Plant Genetic Manipulation, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biotechnology and Microbial technology) to the students of the Final Semester. In addition the Department offers M. Phil and Ph.D. programme. The M. Phil programme is for one year containing one General and one Elective paper. The students also submit a dissertation on their elective subject because besides giving presentation.The Department provides space for Self Financing Coursers in M.Sc. & Ph.D in Applied Microbiology and in Environmental Science.