Department of Botany:
Botany or Plant Biology or Phytology, the names are many, but essentially it is the study of plants. The term "botany" has been coined from the Ancient Greek word botanē, meaning pasture.
The study of plants is vital because they underpin almost all animal life on Earth. They generate a
large proportion of the oxygen and food that provide the chemical energy for the existence of
almost all life forms.
Historically, botany covered the study of all organisms that were not considered as animals.
Botanists examined both the internal functions and the processes within plant cells, tissues, whole
plants, plant populations and plant communities. At each of these levels, a botanist may be
concerned with the fields of Cell and Molecular Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Evolution, Diversity,
Classification, Taxonomy, Tissue culture and Genetic engineering etc. People even try to evaluate
the importance of plants through their economic values to human civilisation.
The department of Botany of Tarakeswar Degree college was established on 2016, with a
maximum capacity of 25 students per year. The department since then, has considerably developed
its laboratory for the practical works. The CBCS system was taken up from 2017, as per the
recommendation of BURDWAN UNIVERSITY, following the national curriculum prescribed by UGC.
The college has upgraded itself to the NEP-2020, and has increased the intake capacity to 28
students per year from session of 2023-24.
The students of the Botany department of the college take active roll in the drive for
greenery, in and out of the college. They take part in the Van Mahotsab every year, on the first week
of July. They assist in maintaining our campus green, which was projected in the ‘Green Energy and
Environmental Audit’ for NAAC. They inspire people to plant trees and helps in maintenance of the
greenery in the college. We feel proud to announce that the students of the Botany department of
Tarakeswar Degree College, took part in the upgradation process of Peoples Biodiversity Register of
Haripal block, as per the direction of West Bengal Biodiversity Board