Department of Botany

Head of the Department

Kerkar Vijaya U.

Year of establishment : 1990
Office Phone : 0832-6519278
Email :

About Us

The Department of Botany was established in June 1990. Apart from regular M.Sc. and Ph. D. degree courses a need based P. G. Diploma course in Applied Plant Sciences is also offered.  

Time Table Sem II & IV 


Thrust areas

Biodiversity and taxonomy (Algae,Fungi, Pteridophytes, Angiosperms), Stress physiology, Mycorrhizae, Medicinal plants, Wasteland reclamation, Histochemistry of rice, endemic plants and bioprospecting. Students of this Department are placed in various teaching institutes within Goa, National laboratories,
Eligibility for admission
M. Sc.:- B. Sc. Botany with minimum of 40% marks in the qualifying examination Ph. D.:- M. Sc. Botany or other related branches after Faculty Change as per University provisions. Minimum 55% marks in qualifying examination. P. G. Diploma - B. Sc. with Botany as a subject. Placement of students

Students of this Department are placed in various teaching institutes within Goa, National laboratories, Universities abroad and Industries.


Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

Programme Intake
PG Diploma Applied Plant Sciences-
M.Sc. BotanyTime Table | Syllabus | Revised Syllabus 30


Name Designation Areas of Interest
Janarthanam Malapati K.ProfessorSystematics of Angiosperms, Endemic flora of Western Ghats, Biodiversity
Kamat Nandkumar MukundAssistant ProfessorMycology, Biochemistry, Fungal Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental Education, Science popularization & Public Policy research
Kerkar Vijaya U.ProfessorPhycology,Bryophytes and pteridophytes
Krishnan S.ProfessorPlant Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Rice Biology & Grain Quality, Plant Histochemistry & Developmental Biology, Plant Secondary Metabolites.
Rodrigues Bernard F.ProfessorCytogenetics and Plant Breeding, Mycorrhizae, Reclamation of mine wastelands. Documentation of Medicinal Plants, Plant Tissue culture.
Sharma Prabhat KumarProfessorMolecular Plant Stress Physiology, Climatic Changes and Crop Productivity, Bioprospecting


The department is equipped with Student and Research microscopes with photographic facilities, fluorescence microscope, HPLC, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Chlorofluorometer, Lyophilizer, Rotary shakers, PCR, Gel documentation system, Tissue culture laboratory, Laminar flow chambers, Digital and film cameras, Fungus culture collection centre, herbarium, Polyhouse, glass house, botanical garden for teaching and research. Department also subscribes front line national and foreign journals in botany. An exclusive computer laboratory with printing and scanning facilities, computers in each laboratory and class room all networked and connected to INTERNET are available.

Other information

Some courses are offered through moodle (e-learning platform). Regular field trips to Western Ghats, Coastal belts and institutes are conducted for on field experience.