Department of Botany

About Department :

Teaching at the department began in 2008 with temporary faculties in a rented hostel at Amarkantak, which subsequently moved to the newly established campus at Lalpur-Podki on 16th August 2011. The department offers a three-year under-graduate (UG) course designed to provide knowledge on the plant diversity (bacteria to angiosperm), cell biology, genetics, plant physiology, plant ecology, as well as advance knowledge in instrumentation skills, plant tissue culture techniques, and molecular biology. To cater the special need of predominantly tribal population residing around the university, the curricula includes papers on the safeguarding plant related traditional knowledge and development of entrepreneurship skills amongst tribes. Post-Graduate study and PhD programme in the department began from July 2013. Professor Awadhesh Kumar Shukla served as the first head of the department (2012- Oct 2015). Currently, Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma chairs the department.

Programs offered:

  • B.Sc.
  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D.


Entrance Examination Syllabus For Botany Course

Contact :

Department of Botany
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU),Amarkantak
New Academic Buildings,Main campus,Lalpur Podki, Annupur, 484&887,India

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Faculty Members

Prof. Awadhesh Kr. Shukla

Prof. Awadhesh Kumar Shukla

Professor & Head, Department of Botany

Dean, Faculty of Earth Science

Qualification : M. Sc., Ph.D.

Specialization : Microbiology, Plant-Microbes Interaction

Contact No. : 09407656121

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Dr. Naveen Kr. Sharma

Prof. Naveen Kumar Sharma

Professor , Department of Botany

Qualification : M. Sc., Ph.D.

Specialization : Cyanobacteriology, Socioecology

Contact No. : 09406215277

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Dr. Ravindra Shukla

Dr. Ravindra Shukla

Associate Professor

Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D.

Specialization : Aromatic & Medicinal Plants

Contact No. : 8656948490

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Dr. Subha Narayan Das

Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D.

Specialization : Enzymology for biomass utilization, Plant-microbe interactions

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Dr. Nayan Sahu

Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D.

Specialization : Plant Community Dynamics, Vegetation Structure & Composition, Forest Understory Ecophysiology, Forest Microclimate, Ecosystem Fluxes in Tropical & Alpine Ecosystems.

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