About Department of Botany

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Email: botany@juniv.edu

History of the Department of Botany goes back to the decision of the Syndicate of Jahangirnagar University (JU), taken in 1983, to establish the Institute of Life Sciences. As a follow-up of that decision, the aims and objectives and the detail programs of the proposed Institute were finalized and in 1985 the Institute was inaugurated. From 1986, it had begun its historical academic journey with the admission of the students in B.Sc. (Honours) program of two sections, namely Botany and Zoology. In 1989, the Syndicate revised the Statute of the Institute and the Sections were upgraded to full-fledged Departments. In 2001 the Institute had been transformed into the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Thus the Department of Botany was established under the Faculty of Biological Sciences of Jahangirnagar University and as one of the famous Departments of Plant Sciences in this country.

At present, this Department has 24 qualified and experienced academic and 16 non-academic staffs, seven well-equipped laboratories, a common lab cum store room, four classrooms, one seminar library, a botanical garden, a plant conservatory and more than 250 students.

Vision of the Department

The Department of Botany has initiated its journey to (i) prepare its students for higher study and research and ultimately as highly skilled resource persons so that through appropriate employment they can provide significant services in the diverse and changing societies in home and abroad facing all challenges, and (ii) to contribute to the country through quality teaching and research activities by its skilled academic staffs.

Mission of the Department

The Department ensures an excellent teaching-learning and research environment which enables its students to achieve a strong foundation and expertise and research skills in the field of Plant Sciences so that they can be fit and well-suited for a variety of services. It encourages and supports its academic staffs continuously to provide their best services to the university and nation.


For this purpose, the Department provides exceptional opportunities for students to achieve knowledge through classroom, library, laboratory, and research activities. Additionally, it co-operates its students to develop their critical thinking and strategies, responsibilities, communication skills, team-work capacity, and interpersonal relationship so that they can prepare themselves for professional careers and services.

Faculty Members

Zahed Uddin Mahmood Khan

Professor, Department of Botany

Dr. Feroza Hossain

Professor, Department of Botany

Dr. M. Mahfuzur Rahman

Professor, Department of Botany

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Dr. Nazmul Alam

Professor, Department of Botany

Dr. Mohammad Talim Hossain

Professor, Department of Botany

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