DepartmentThe Department of Botany came into existence as an independent Department in 1998 from the erstwhile Department of Biosciences, University of Jammu. Courses at MSc. level are designed to take care of both the classical and contemporary aspects of Plant and Microbial Sciences. Within a short span, the Department earned a name as a centre for postgraduate studies and research. The hard work put in by the teachers and more so by the students started yielding dividends right from the very beginning. Alumni of the Department have excelled in various fields mainly in teaching, research and administration. The Department has both the expertise and infrastructure to help students opt for getting basic as well as advanced training in various areas of Plant Sciences including ecology, mycology, cytology, cytogenetics, molecular biology, biosystematics, reproductive biology and plant pathology.

Department has created a state of art instrumentation facility equipped with important instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Gel Doc, Refrigerated High Speed Centrifuge, Rota-evaporator, Compound and stereo-microscope, Cell imaging System, Thermo cycler. For field experiments a botanical garden, cactus garden, greenhouse and glasshouse are also established. The Department is also having a herbarium cum museum housed in its botanical garden.

Department of Botany is supported by: 

  • UGC-DRS I & II grant
  • DST- Fund for Improvement of Science and Technology Infrastructure (FIST
Name Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Info.
Dr. Susheel Verma Head & Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Conservation Biology E-mail: Mobile No.: 9419797202
Dr. Yash Pal Sharma Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Mycology and Plant Pathology, Mushroom Biology E-mail:, 2673 Mobile No.: 9419157412
Dr. Namrata Sharma Professor M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D. Plant Reproduction E-mail: phyllanthus@rediffmail.comEPABX: 2671 Mobile No.: 9086003468
Dr. Veenu Kaul Professor M.Sc, Ph. D. Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology E-mail:, 2723 Mobile No.: 9419137180
Dr. Sikander Pal Associate Professor M.Sc, Ph. D. Plant Physiology and Plant Biochemistry E-mail: Mobile No.: 9596744900
Dr. Geeta Associate Professor M.Sc, Ph.D Cytogenetics, Plant Tissue Culture E-mail: geetaji@yahoo.comEPABX: 2675 Mobile No.: 9419155243
Dr. Harish Chander Dutt Assistant Professor M.Sc, Ph.D Ecology, Plant taxonomy E-mail: , hcdutt@rediffmail.comEPABX: 2678 Mobile No.: 9906073604
Dr. Skarma Nonzom Assistant Professor M.Sc, MPhil, PhD Mycology and Plant Pathology, Fungal Diversity E-mail: skarmanunzom@yahoo.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419524725
Dr. Romica Verma Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph. D. Reproductive biology and Cytogenetics E-mail: romicaverma92@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 95968 24150
Dr. Abhishek Dutta Lecturer (On contract) M.Sc., Ph.D. Ethnobotany E-mail: abhishekdutta492@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9596839143
Dr. Sapna Devi Lecturer (On contract) M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D. Mycology and Plant Pathology E-mail: vermaasapnaa@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9086121387