Department of Botany

The Botany Department sets its objectives to conduct academic and research programmes concerning plant sciences. These objectives are development of efficient and effective human resources, improvement of post graduate or doctoral programmes, improvement of botanical sciences programmes, high standard of learning and high quality research. The Department has 80 staff members and offers courses leading to Master of Science, Master of Research and Doctorof Philosophy in Botany.

Candidates for the Master of Science in Botany degree study the following courses:

  • Evolutionary survey of Plant Kingdom
  • Environmental science
  • Principles of Taxonomy ofMyanmar
  • Ethnobotany and medicinal plants
  • Cell biology, morphogenesis,microbiology
  • Plant embryology
  • Molecular genetics, evolutionand biostatistics
  • Plant physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity of plants
  • Industrial microbiology andbiotechnology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Fundamental techniques inbiotechnology
  • Plant biochemistry and biotechnology
  • Fundamental techniques in Phytochemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Plant microtechniques
  • Agricultural biology
  • Plant collection techniques

For the Ph.D Programmes the following subjects are studied:

  • Plant systematics
  • Principles and concepts of theories on plant groups and their evolution
  • Molecular cell biology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Plant pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biostatistics
  • Analytical techniques
  • Plant biotechnology

The Department of Botany awarded its first doctorate degree in 2001 .A new interdisciplinary Master of Science course was introduced to take the leading role in teaching of environmental studies. The staffs of the Department also actively participate in lectures and practical demonstrations for Master students of the biotechnology, biochemistry and environmental studies courses. Under the CHRD programme the Botany Department also conducts lectures on environmental studies leading to a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Sc Eng) degree. The Department has signed many MOUs with international NGOs. The academic staffs of the Department are active in field researches and participates ininternational seminars and workshops. They also collaborate with international scientists in many botanical surveys inside the country. The Botany Department has well-equipped laboratories as well as a reference library and a herbarium.

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