WOMEN UNIVERSITY of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Bagh

Introduction

The Department of Botany aims at promoting an integral understanding for utilization of plants and to explore underlying mechanisms for promoting eco-friendly environment. Particular emphasis is laid on focusing the application of current advances in genomics, plant physiology, DNA recombinant technology, sequencing methods, plant tissue and cell culture, gene transformation, genetic engineering, applied botany, photo-medicines, GMOs and climate change impact assessment on flora of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The Department strives at its best to boost the diverse applications of plants and their products and to tackle emerging issues of the rapidly growing population. Its faculty is well equipped with academic and research capabilities to prepare national human resource in future perspective. Additionally, all our energies are directed at promoting conducive environment of learning and grooming talent through academic and co-curricular activities.. Purpose is to nurture well-trained visionary manpower to shoulder responsibilities in the future scenario of developed AJ&K.

Faculty of Botany

S.No Name Designation Qualification Qualification Email
1 Dr Israr Ahmad Assistant Professor (IPFP) driabotany@wuajk.edu.pk
2 Dr Sami Khan Assistant Professor &HOD samikhan@wuajk.edu.pk

Enrolled students

  • BS Botany: 14
  • MSc Botany: 36
  • MPhil Botany: 18

Courses


1st Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours(Theory) Cr. Hours(Lab) Cr. Hours(Total)
BOT-3101 DIVERSITY OF PLANTS 3 1 1 4
Inorg-Chem-3101 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2 1 1 3
ZOO-3103 PRINCIPAL OF ANIMAL LIFE I 2 1 1 3
ENG-3106 ENGLISH FUNCTIONAL 3 0 0 3
MATH-3104 MATHEMATICS 3 0 0 3
COMP-3105 PAKISTAN STUDIES 2 0 0 2
    15 3 3 18

2nd Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours(Theory) Cr. Hours(Lab) Cr. Hours(Total)
BOT-3202 PLANT SYSTEMATICS 3 1 1 4
ZOO-3203 PRINCIPAL OF ANIMAL LIFE II 2 1 1 3
ORGCHEM-3201 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2 1 1 3
ENG-3206 ENGLISH II COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 00 3
ISLAM-3205 ISLAMIC STUDIES/ETHICS 2 00 2
  BIOSTATISTICS 3 00 3
    15 3 3 18

3rd Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours(Theory) Cr. Hours(Lab) Cr. Hours(Total)
BOT-4303 CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS 3 1 1 4
APPCHEM-4102 APPLIED CHEMISTRY 2 1 1 3
ZOO-4203 ANIMAL DIVERSITY 2 1 1 3
ENG-4106 ENGLISH III TECHNICAL WRITING AND PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 0 0 3
  INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 3 0 0 3
    13 33 16

4th Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours(Theory) Cr. Hours(Lab) Cr. Hours(Total)
BOT-4404 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY 3 1 1 4
BOT-4405 BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 3 1 1 4
ENVCHEM-4203 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 2 1 1 3
ZOO-4204 ANIMAL DIVERSITY CHORDATES 2 1 1 3
ENG ENGLISH UNIVERSAL 3 00 3
    13 4 4 17

5th Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours(Theory) Cr. Hours(Lab) Cr. Hours(Total)
BOT-5506 BACTERIOLOGY AND VIROLOGY 3 11 4
BOT-5507 MYCOLOGY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY 3 11 4
BOT-5508 PLANT ECOLOGY I 3 11 4
BOT-5509 PLANT SYSTEMATICS 3 11 4
BOT-5510 PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 11 3
    14 55 19

6th Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours(Theory) Cr. Hours(Lab) Cr. Hours(Total)
BOT-5611 PLANT ANATOMY 3 1 1 4
BOT-5612 PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY 3 1 1 4
BOT-5613 GENETICS I 3 1 1 4
BOT-5614 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY I 3 1 1 4
BOT5615 PLANT ECOLOGY II 3 1 1 4
    15 5 5 20

7th Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours(Theory) Cr. Hours(Lab) Cr. Hours(Total)
BOT-6716 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3 11 4
BOT-6717 PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY II 3 11 4
BOT-6718 PHYCOLOGY AND  BRYOLOGY 3 11 4
BOT-6719 MEDICINAL PLANTS 3 11 4
BOT-6720 DIVERSITY OF VASCULAR PLANTS 3 11 4
    15 5 5 20

8th Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours(Theory) Cr. Hours(Lab) Cr. Hours(Total)
BOT-6821 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY II 3 1 1 4
BOT-6822 GENETICS II 3 1 1 4
BOT-6823 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 3 11 4
  RESEACH PROJECT/OPTIONAL PAPER 0 33 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT /OPTIONAL PAPER 0 33 3
    8 9 9 18

The following is distribution of total credit hours.
Duration of program:       2-4 semesters
Total credits:                        60
Research Thesis/Advanced Lab/Special paper:6 credits
Comprehensive Oral examination:Satisfactory/ unsatisfactory Total
66 credits

1st Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BOT-511 Bacteriology and Virology (2+1)
BOT-512 Mycology   and   Plant Pathology (2+1)
BOT-513 Plant Ecology-I (2+1)
BOT-514 Plant Systematics (2+1)
BOT-515 Biostatistics (2+1)

2nd Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BOT-521 Plant Anatomy (2+1)
BOT-522 Plant Biochemistry-I (2+1)
BOT-523 Molecular biology (2+1)
BOT-524 Genetics-I (2+1)
BOT-525 Plant Physiology-I (2+1)

3rd Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BOT-631 Plant Ecology-II (2+1)
BOT-632 Plant Biochemistry-II (2+1)
BOT-633 Diversity of vascular Plant  (2+1)
  BOT-634 Phycology and Bryology (2+1)
BOT-635 Medicinal Plant (2+1)

4th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BOT-641 Plant Physiology-II (2+1)
BOT-642 Genetics-II (2+1)
BOT-643 Environmental biology (2+1)
BOT-644 Research Project/ optional Paper (0+3)
BOT-645 Research Project/Optional paper (0+3)

M.Phil. Programme


Duration: 2 Semesters Course Work and 1-2 year research thesis
Courses: 24 Credits
Thesis: 06 Credits
Total: 30 Credits
Degree requirements: FSc (Pre-Medical), B.Sc, M.Sc Botany from HEC recognized University

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
    Theory Lab
BOT-7101 Plant microbe Interaction 3 00
BOT- 7102 Advance Methods in Molecular Biology 3 00
BOT- 7103  Advanced Phytosociology 3 00
BOT- 7104 Biological Nitrogen Fixation 3 00
Total   12 0 0
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
    Theory Lab
BOT-7205 Biodiversity and Conservation 3 00
BOT- 7206 Proteomics and Genomics 3 00
BOT- 7207 Experimental Designs and Computer Application 3 00
BOT- 7208 Advanced Plant Physiology 3 00
Total   12 00
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
    Theory Lab
  Research Project/ Thesis 06 00
Total   06 00
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
    Theory Lab
BOT-7101 Plant microbe Interaction 3 00
BOT- 7102 Advance Methods in Molecular Biology 3 00
BOT- 7103  Advanced Phytosociology 3 00
BOT- 7104 Biological Nitrogen Fixation 3 00
BOT-7205 Biodiversity and Conservation 3 00
BOT-7206 Proteomics and Genomics 3 00
BOT-7207 Experimental Designs and Computer Application 3 00
BOT-7208 Advanced Plant Physiology 3 00

Staff

S.No Name Designation Contact
1 Ms.Naila Office Assistant
2 Mr.Zahid Peon

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