Opening for admission Session: 2017-2018

Botany

Sri Bhoben Chetia
Current Position: Lab Bearer
Department: Botany
Mrs. Bobita Phukan
Current Position: Assistant Professor
Department: Botany
Education: M.Sc in Botany
Sri Bhaskar Borpatragohain
Current Position: HOD, Associate Professor
Department: Botany
Education: M.Sc in Botany, B.Ed
Botany

Botany, also called plant science(s), plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist or plant scientist is a scientist who specialises in this field. The term "botany" comes from the Ancient Greek word βοτάνη (botanē) meaning "pasture", "grass", or "fodder"; βοτάνη is in turn derived from βόσκειν (boskein), "to feed" or "to graze".Traditionally, botany has also included the study of fungi and algae by mycologists and phycologists respectively, with the study of these three groups of organisms remaining within the sphere of interest of the International Botanical Congress. Nowadays, botanists study approximately 400,000 species of living organisms[4] of which some 260,000 species are vascular plants and about 248,000 are flowering plants.