The Department of Botany was started in 1947 as a UG department. MSc Botany course was started in 1957. Presently the department offers a UG course in CBCSS system and MSc Botany course with Microbiology and Medicinal and Aromatic plants as specialisations. The department possesses a well equipped Instrumentation room, Microbiology lab, Mushroom cultivation unit, Plant Physiology lab and Ecology laboratory. The department also possess an excellent Herbarium collection, Museum and Botanic Garden with medicinal plants.