The Department of Botany was established in 1955, having previously been part of the university’s Biology department, founded in 1920.
The Department is located in the South and North Wings of the Science building. The Departmental office, the library, the practical rooms, the research laboratories and preparation rooms are all situated on the second floor of the main Science building and the Botany theatre and Herbarium are on the ground floor, east of the Botany Garden.
The academic experiences of teaching and research provided by Botany Department staff lead on to practical work of assessing plants which are indispensible for the existence of other living beings on earth.
To be a developed and progressive centre that serves as a national resource for the plant sciences through high quality education and research relevant to local, regional and national needs, cooperating with leading researchers and educators both local and overseas.
To develop a centre of excellence in plant science from undergraduate level to graduate level, where students discover and convey scientific knowledge about plants and promote awareness and appreciation of the diverse and various fields of Botany. Botany Department staff members strive to enable students to learn, develop and display their own natural abilities through completing their academic programme and research with sincere and earnest effort. The Department of Botany aims to cultivate graduates as new generations contributing to the development of the country.
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