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               RCU Government Post Graduate College was created by Uttar Pradesh Government on 30th June 1969 with three subjects viz. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at undergraduate level and 20 students to cater the students of remote and border district. This was the only college at that time which was opened by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to serve higher education facilities in such remote district. Botany was introduced as a subject at undergraduate level in 1971. The Post Graduate classes were started in the college from 1975. Starting with only one faculty member in 1969, this college now have six faculty member department and serving Botany as subject at under-graduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral and Post Doctoral level. Various known faculty and plant scientists, namely Prof. S.P. Singh, Prof. G.S. Rajwar, Prof. Suteri, Prof. S.K. Gupta, Prof. G.C. Ghildiyal, and Prof. A.K. Agrawal, flourish this department. Various Ph.D. students completed their research work in this department and now serving in different reputed positions in the state and outside as well. Presently, department is catered by five faculty members.

              CBCS system was introduced by H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar (affiliating University) in 2012 at Post Graduate level and in 2015 at Under-Graduate level to provide choice to the students to study various special papers of diverse nature. Started with only 11 students in 1971, this department now serving to 180 sanctioned seats at undergraduate and Post Graduate level. The department now have three ICT enabled laboratories, one research laboratory, one museum, one instrumentation laboratory, one tissue culture laboratory and one in-situ collection of botanically important plants. Two research projects are presently running in the department under supervision of Dr. Arun K. Agrawal, present Head of the Department, sponsored by Department of Science and Technology and G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development. One Post Doctoral fellow is also working in the department with financial assistance from UGC, New Delhi. The present total strength of the students in the department is as follow:

S.N. CLASS No. Of Seat Available
1. B.Sc. I SEMESTER 150
2. B.Sc. II SEMESTER 150
4. B.Sc. IV SEMESTER 150
5. B.Sc. V SEMESTER 150
6. B.Sc. VI SEMESTER 150
7. M.Sc. I SEMESTER 14
9. Post Doctoral Fellow 01

All faculty members of the department are actively engaged in teaching and research activities. They have published a number of research papers in national and international research journals. In year 2016, the department organized one national seminar on “CROP DIVERSITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN HIMALAYAN ENVIRONMENT”, that was attended by more than 200 faculty members, scientists and research scholars of national repute institutions. One day seminar on “Challanges and Opportunity in Agriculture and Rural Development in Uttarkashi” with association with DIBER, Haldwani, (Nainital) was organized by the department in year 2017. One day seminar on Intellectual Property Rights was also organized by the department in association with Uttarakhand state Council of Science and Technology, Dehradun.


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