Botany Department

About Department

Microbiology has grown leaps and bounds widening its horizons and opening new frontiers of knowledge. The scope of microbiology as a subject is immense due to its ability to control all critical points of many fields like medical, dairy, pharmaceutical, industrial, clinical, research, water industry, agriculture, nanotechnology, etc. A career in microbiology is lucrative option and trained microbiologists are in demand in a vast range of industries and institutes like research and development laboratories of government and private hospitals, research organizations, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical industries. The WTO, international relations between countries and liberalization, privatization and globalization have created conducive atmosphere in the country to establish several industries. At the same time a plethora of job opportunities have been emanated for the formal graduates/post-graduates in the relevant fields. Therefore, this program is offered in the distance mode as a parallel to the programmes offered by conventional mode. Established in 2012 as one of the department of Faculty of Sciences in KSOU, the Department of Studies in Microbiology offers a Master‘s of Science programme in Botany. The Department has established state of art infrastructure and provides a good learning environment and focuses on providing students with best learning experience. In addition to the well qualified in-house teaching faculty, resource persons from other universities/institutes are invited to give lectures and seminars. The Department consists well equipped class-rooms and practical laboratories for lectures, exercises and practicums. The curriculum is comprehensive, updated and covers many aspects of microbiology which caters to employability, leadership, and an international outlook. Students also undergo training in basic experimental techniques required for both teaching and research. The Department also provides learners an exposure to research by including a dissertation research in the final semester to actively engage in research, by conducting independent research projects in the department laboratory or any other institute of their choice.


To disseminate knowledge and skills to the learners and provide trained human resources, technologies, and products which improve and global well‐being through innovative plant science research and education.


To encourage students' independent learning and critical thinking, as well as their employability skills, which enrich their professions and communities.

To generate new information and intellectual development in relation to tackling issues in the field of plant sciences.

To enhance, through scholarly research, the understanding of plant systems as sustainable human resources, while protecting and enhancing environmental quality.

To advance the scientific education and professional development of students, faculty, and post-doctoral scientists, and to enhance the public's knowledge of the significance of modern plant science research to society.

To educate, and graduate students of the highest calibre and to serve a diverse clientele by offering progressive education programmes and collaborating effectively with public and private partners.

To take up extension activities to promote biodiversity

Chairperson : ​​ Dr. Niranjan Raj. S

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