DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

Dr. Mumtaz Ali Saand

Chairman

INTRODUCTION
The Department of Botany is one of the major disciplines in the faculty of Natural Sciences. Although it was started with very limited number of faculty members in the year 1980, it has now 7 (Seven) highly qualified faculty, mostly trained and educated abroad. At the start, the Department was primarily engaged in teaching however; the research was carried out only on a limited scale. With the passage of time, when the Campus became full-fledged University in the year 1987, the research activities of the Department increased, the faculty has produced more than 12 PhDs and about 37 MPhil/MS scholars. A number of students are registered for both higher degrees and their final degrees are under process. The department has two major components, Date Palm Research Institute (DPRI) and Center for Biodiversity & Conservation (CBC), including Botanical Garden and Herbarium.

VISION
To be a progressive Department that serves as a national center in Applied Research of Plant Sciences, by training
graduates who would be leaders in Botanical education and research and will further contribute to social development,
preservation of an Eco-friendly environment and the economy of Pakistan.
MISSION
To produce erudite scientists in the field of Botany, who render their services with a sense of dedication, motivation and
hard work for strengthening the quality culture of life sciences in country.

SEMINAR LIBRARY
In addition to the central library of the university, the department has a well established seminar library with reading and reference sections, it consisting 1800 Books for references on various disciplines of Botany and other relevant subjects for undergraduate students, research scholars and teachers. In the current year, a number of advanced books have been added; in addition to these, there are four research journals, (Mycopaht, Pakistan Journal of Botany, Hamdard Medicus and Journal of Applied Sciences) of various universities and organizations are also available. Recently Internet facility along with LED HD Television has been placed in the department for updated research advancement all over the world for postgraduate research scholars.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  1. B.S (Four-Year)
  2. M. Sc (Two-Year)
  3. MS/M.Phil.
  4. Ph.D.

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Mumtaz Ali Saand

Associate Professor
Member of Syndicate

mumtaz.saand@salu.edu.pk

Dr. Fozia Siyal

Associate Professor
Department of Botany

f.asad.siyal@salu.edu.pk

Dr. Muzafar Hussain Sirohi

Assistant Professor
Incharge Director CBC

muzafar.sirohi@salu.edu.pk

Dr. Tahira Jatt

Assistant Professor
Department of Botany

tahira@salu.edu.pk

SCHEME OF STUDIES FOR BS (FOUR -YEAR) & M.SC (TWO-YEAR)