DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

Dr. Javed Hussain

HOD | Assistant Professor

E-mail: drjaveed@uokajk.edu.gov.pk,shahzebsalman@gmail.com Phone: 0300 2945707

Introduction

Department of Botany opened its BS Botany [4 Year] Programme in October, 2015, and currently more than 175 students are pursuing their careers in Plant Sciences. Creativity and innovation in academics also revolves around the awareness of the academic thoughts evolving in the world of academics across the world. One of the most important aspects of the semester system which provides maximum strength to the career of a graduate depends on how successfully a department knits together the contents of all the courses which it offers. Considering careers of graduates in the rapidly globalizing world, botany department has been designing its curricula in light of the best available guidelines including HEC and other established universities in Pakistan & Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Botany department foresees career success of its graduates in the spheres of agriculture, industry, academics and research. Success of an academic institution reflects the intellectual success of a community and nation.

Vision

Plant sciences have been transformed in the last few decades. This department envisions to strive for quality education in plant sciences and actualise excellence in producing and disseminating the relevant knowledge, to encourage a clear, comprehensive and advanced mastery in this field, to explore the intricacies of life forms at cellular, molecular and Nano level, to sustain students’ motivation and enthusiasm, and to help them not only to appreciate the beauty of different life forms, but also to inspire them in the dissemination of the concept of biodiversity conservation, to develop, design and carry out an independent piece of research, and to critically analyse new theories and conceptual issues in Plant Science.

Mission

Our mission is to produce outstanding graduates and nurture them to learn and apply advanced knowledge of plant sciences on broader prospects of Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Industrial and Environmental Research. We aim to conduct problem oriented applied research for the betterment of society utilizing biological resources with team work, enthusiasm, integrity, respect, quality and excellence.

 

Programmes

Currently two programmes BS Botany 4-year degree and MPhil Botany 2-year are going on in Department of Botany. Application for starting the PhD programme is under review in HEC.

SCHEME OF STUDIES

FOR 4 YEAR INTEGRATED BS PROGRAMME

 

Semester

Name of Subject

Theory

Lab

Cr. Hr

First

ENG-3102: ENGLISH-I (Functional English)

3

0

3

 

PST-3103: PAKISTAN STUDIES

2

0

2

 

MTH-3104: MATHEMATICS

3

0

3

 

CHM-3105: Organic Chemistry

3

0

3

 

ZOO-3106: Principles of Animal Life I

3

0

3

 

FOUNDATION-I

(Bot-3101: Diversity of Plants)

3

1

4

 

 

17

1

18

Second

ENG-3202: ENGLISH-II (Communication Skills)

3

0

3

 

ISL-3203: ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS

2

0

2

 

ARA-3204: Arabic

3

0

3

 

CHM-3205: Inorganic Chemistry

3

0

3

 

ZOO-3206: Principles of Animal Life II

3

0

3

 

FOUNDATION-II

(Bot-3201: Plant Systematics, Anatomy and Development/ Embryology)

3

1

4

 

 

17

1

18

Third

ENG-3302: ENGLISH-III (Technical Report Writing & Presentation Skill)

3

0

3

 

CSI-3303: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER

3

0

3

 

CHM-3304: Physical Chemistry                                                          

3

0

3

 

ZOO-3305: Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates                                                 

3

0

3

 

FOUNDATION-III

Bot-3301: Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution

3

1

4

 

 

15

1

16

Fourth

Bot-3404 Introduction to Biotechnology 

3

0

3

 

Bot-3405 Nanobiotechnology

3

0

3

 

FOUNDATION-IV                                            

Bot-3401: Plant Physiology and Ecology

3

1

4

 

FOUNDATION-V                                           

Bot-3402: Biodiversity and Conservation

3

1

4

 

Bot-3403: Biostatistics

3

 

3

 

 

15

3

17

Fifth

FOUNDATION-VI                                                         

Bot-3501: Bacteriology and Virology

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-I                                                            

Bot-3502: Phycology and Bryology

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-II                                                                

Bot-3503 Mycology

2

1

3

 

FOUNDATION-VII                                                                

Bot-3504 Diversity of Vascular Plants

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-III                                                       

Bot-3505 Plant Systematics

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-IV                                                                

Bot-3506 Plant Anatomy

2

1

3

 

 

12

6

18

Sixth

FOUNDATION-VIII                                              

Bot-3601: Genetics-I

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-V                                                             

Bot-3602: Plant Biochemistry-I

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-VI                                                          

Bot-3603: Plant Ecology-I

2

1

3

 

FOUNDATION-IX                                               

Bot-3604: Plant Physiology-I

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-VII                                                          

Bot-3605: Plant Pathology

2

1

3

 

 

10

5

15

Seventh

MAJOR-VIII                                                          

Bot-3701: Molecular Biology

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-IX                                                      

Bot-3702: Plant Biochemistry-II

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-X                                                                   

Bot-3703: Plant Ecology-II

2

1

3

 

ELECTIVE-I/RESEARCH PROJECT/ INTERNSHIP/OPTIONAL PAPER

0

3

3

 

Bot-3704: Basic Bioinformatics

2

1

3

 

 

8

7

15

Eighth

MAJOR-XI                                                           

Bot-3801: Plant Physiology-II

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-XII                                                         

Bot-3802: Genetics-II

2

1

3

 

MAJOR-XIII                                                       

Bot-3803: Environmental Biology

2

1

3

 

ELECTIVE-III/RESEARCH PROJECT / INTERNSHIP/OPTIONAL PAPER

0

3

3

 

Bot-3804: Plant Cell, Tissue, and Organ Culture

2

1

3

 

Total

8

7

15

 

 

 

 

133

 

*          University has the option to recommend any other course in lieu of English IV

**        To be chosen from list of General Courses / It can be (3+0 or 2+1) depending upon recommendation of the concerned Board of studies.

 

 

 

 

MPhil Botany 2-Year Programme

 

List of Proposed Core Courses (MS/MPHIL):

No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

BOT-7102

Techniques in Molecular Biology

3

BOT-7103

Methods in Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

3

BOT-7104

Plant Breeding and Horticulture

3

BOT-7107

Advanced Plant Physiology

3

BOT-7108

Aquatic Botany

3

BOT-7109

Phytogeography

3

BOT-7113

Biodiversity and Conservation

3

BOT-7117

Advanced Phytosociology

3

BOT-7123

Advances in Plant Taxonomy

3

 

 

 

 

List of Proposed Optional Courses (MS/MPHIL):

No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

BOT-7101

Recombinant DNA Technology

3

BOT-7105

Applied Ethnobotany

3

BOT-7106

Research Techniques and Instrumentation

3

BOT-7110

Allelopathy

3

BOT-7111

Advances in Environmental Biology

3

BOT-7112

Plant Enzymology

3

BOT-7114

Invasive Plant Species

3

BOT-7115

Dendrochronology

3

BOT-7116

Advanced Phycology

3

BOT-7118

Toxicology

3

BOT-7119

Soil Microbiology

3

BOT-7120

Soil Plant Relationship

3

BOT-7121

Palynology

3

BOT-7122

Eco Physiology

3

BOT-7124

Forensic Botany

3

BOT-7125

Population Structure and Dynamics

3

BOT-7126

Fungal Biotechnology

3

BOT-7127

Microbial Biotechnology

3

BOT-7128

Biosystematics

3

BOT-7129

Phytoremediation

3

BOT-7130

Nano-Biotechnology

3

BOT-7131

Biofuel Technology

3

BOT-7132

Plant Microbe Interaction

3

BOT-7133

Research Methodology

3

BOT-7134

Fermentation Biotechnology

3

BOT-7135

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

3

BOT-7136

Agrostology

3

BOT-7137

Entrepreneurships in agriculture   

3

Faculty


Dr. Maryam Akram Butt

IPFP

E-mail: maryam.akram@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone:

Dr. Muhammad Nasir

Lecturer / Assistant Director QEC

E-mail:

Phone: 03415091277

Dr. Muhammad Imran Hamza

Lecturer

E-mail: dr.imranhamza@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone: 03452480035

Mr Tariq Saiff Ullah

Lecturer

E-mail: tariq.saiff@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone: +92-5826-960029

Ms. Iram Akhlaq Khan

Lecturer

E-mail: iram@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone: +92-5826-960029

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