Accredited at “A++” grade (highest level as per modified criteria notified on 27.07.2017) by NAAC and Conferred “University with Potential for Excellence” status by UGC

Department : Botanical & Environmental Sciences

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Research highlights:
The Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences came into existence in 1990. The department is recognized by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India under DST-FIST and University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi under DRS-SAP programme. The research activities of the department focus on the thrust areas of Botany (Antigenotoxicity, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Physiology, Biodiversity, Natural Plant Products, Vermitechnology, Plant Databases etc.) and Environmental Sciences (Water, Air & Soil Monitoring, Environmental Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Biological Wastewater Treatment, Computer Applications in Ecology etc.). The faculty of the department runs research projects funded by UGC, CSIR, DBT, DST and ICMR. Several faculty members have exposure to foreign research laboratories like USA, UK under Fulbright Fellowship, Newton-Bhabha Fellowship etc. The Department has a Herbarium, Botanical Garden, Green House, Vermitechnology Unit and in house Computer Laboratory. The department has well equipped labs and facilities like Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrophotometer (GC-MS), Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS), Fluorescent Microscope, Ion-Chromatography, Thermocycler, ELISA Reader, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Gel Documentation System, Flame Photometer etc. to carry out research in the advanced frontiers of Botany and Environmental Sciences. So far, more than 75 doctorate degrees were awarded by the department and at present 60 full time Research Scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. degree. Majority of the Ph.D. scholars are getting external fellowship under UGC-Basic Scientific Research, UGC-Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, UGC-Maulana Azad National Fellowship and DST-INSPIRE in the department.
Faculty Positions:
Name:Dr. Ashwani Kumar Thukral
Areas of Interest / SpecializationEnvironmental Sciences
Name:Dr. Avinash Kaur Nagpal
Areas of Interest / SpecializationEnvironmental mutagenesis, Antigenotoxicity, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Dabases, Environmental monitoring
Name:Dr. Renu Bhardwaj
Areas of Interest / SpecializationPlant Stress Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Plant Metabolomics, Chemical Ecology and Ecophysiology, Phytoremediation, Plant Growth Regulation.
Name:Dr. Saroj Arora
Areas of Interest / SpecializationNatural Plant Products, Environmental Toxicology (Antimutagenesis /anticarcinogenesis)
Name:Dr. Satwinderjeet Kaur
Areas of Interest / SpecializationGenetic Toxicology, Natural plant products,Cancer chemoprevention
Name:Dr. Amarjit Singh Soodan
Areas of Interest / SpecializationPlant Systematics, Biodiversity
Name:Dr. Adarsh Pal Vig
Areas of Interest / SpecializationVermitechnology, Bioactivities of Glucosinolates, Solid Waste Management using earthworms
Name:Dr. Manpreet Singh Bhatti
Areas of Interest / SpecializationEnvironmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Design of Experimentation (DOE), Statistical Modeling and Process Optimization
Name:Dr. Rajinder Kaur
Areas of Interest / SpecializationEnvironmental Science
Name:Dr. Jatinder Kaur
Areas of Interest / SpecializationGenotoxicity/Mutagenicity, Environmental Pollution & Management
Name:Jyoti Kalyani
Areas of Interest / SpecializationDatabase Management, Web application development