DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

  • Introduction
  • Facilities
  • Academic Programs
  • Faculty

INTRODUCTION

Botany as a subject encompasses a web of knowledge that not only focuses on the study of plants but has also emerged as an interdisciplinary subject that covers all the subjects of social, natural and physical sciences. The courses offered in the subject are paramount for the productivity of society and nation.  For the study of Botany, Mianwali has a vast potential having diversified flora and mesmerizing landscape including wastelands, agricultural lands, deserts, mountains and forests. The Department of Botany was inaugurated and housed in Old academic Block and now shifted to new Academic Block 2 first floor. The Department of Botany is renowned as a major provider of high-quality education, backed up by relevant staff experience and the dissemination of cutting-edge research. Our faculty has much potential and expertise in all botanical fields Plant taxonomy, Plant anatomy, Ethno-botany, Biofuel production, Plant physiology, Plant Ecology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular biology, Tissue culture, Stress Physiology and on numerous aspects of medicinal plants. Staff members are dedicated to providing adequate opportunity for students to develop skills that are in high demand by businesses.

The UMW central Library has a rich and updated collection of books. The Library holds extensive literature on various subjects like Plant Morphology (Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms), Genetic Engineering, Crop Improvement and Environmental Studies, etc. At present there are more than 100 books related to Botany in the Library.

The Department has two General labs comprises of all chemical reagents and lab equipment utilized in all sub categories of botany such Plant Diversity, Anatomy, Morphology, Physiology, Ecology, Pathology etc.

The famous saying that “All the life on earth emanates from the green of the plant” reflects its significance of Botany in the biosphere. It began with tribal lore, to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants for a number of reasons; they generate oxygen and provide food, fibers, fuel and medicine for life forms to exist on earth. An understanding of Botany can help to:

  • Understand fundamentals of life processes in living organisms to produce more food and fibers for population using healthier and better hybrid seeds of crops harvested through plant breeding and genetics.
  • Depict environmental changes through the use of plants as bio-indicators and protect plants and endangered plant species through biodiversity conservation techniques.
  • Become a researcher or teacher in a research and/or academic institution.
  • Provide link between academia and industry.
  • Manage sustainable agriculture, forestry and horticulture with efficacy.

1.Establishment of Botanical Garden

The establishment of the Botanical Garden of UMW is in process under the supervision of Vice Chancellor, Dean of Sciences in collaboration with Deputy Commissioner Mianwali. A green house, experimental field, plant breeding enclosures and an open-top chamber system will be the part of Botanic Garden to facilitate research activities. The Deputy Commissioner Mianwali is establishing this Botanic Garden for which he has already allocated sufficient piece of land and funds. The project will be completed under the auspices and supervision of Deputy Commissioner Mianwali and will be the property of Department of Botany University of Mianwali. The plan, design and infrastructure of Botanic Garden has already been shared with Deputy Commissioner in a meeting with the Incharge/ Focal Person Dean Faculty of Sciences and such meetings will be held with the District Administration from time to time to complete this project of international standard. This will be a unique Botanical Garden to meet the academic and research needs of the students and research scholar as well as a biodiversity hub.

2.Establishment of Herbarium

Plant specimens will be collected and preserved in order to study the flora of Pakistan from various habitats.

3.Establishment of Culture room

Plant growth will be facilitated by using various In-vitro plant tissue culture techniques for research purposes.

BS Botany

Duration
The duration required to complete this degree is 4 years.
Semesters
Students are required to pass 8 semesters for the completion of this degree.
Credit Hours
Students must complete 132 credit hours for this degree.
Eligibility
At least 45% marks in Intermediate with Biology as an elective subject or Equivalent qualification. English compulsory of 200 is mandatory for candidates from FATA.

MSc. Botany

Duration
The duration required to complete this degree is 2 years.

Semesters
Students are required to pass 4 semesters for the completion of this degree.

 MS/M.Phil. Botany (Upcoming)

Duration
The duration required to complete this degree is 2 years.

FACULTY

Dr. Liaqat Ali

Incharge/Assistant Professor

Dr. Anam Fatima

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mr. Amjid Khan

Visiting Lecturer

Ms. Nida Zahra

Visiting Lecturer

Ms. Wajiha Zaka Ansari

Visiting Lecturer

Ms. Zarmina Gul

Visiting Lecturer