The Department was established in 1966 for offering Botany as a elective subject in science faculty of North Lakhimpur College, Assam. During the initial phase, a single room with a small laboratory was provided at the Arts Building of the College to run the Department. However, keeping in view of the increasing number of students and laboratory requirements, the Department was permanently shifted the present building during the month of September,1996. Core course in Botany was commenced from 1979. The students with Core in Botany from this institution has shown outstanding results with an all time record of as many as 100 First Class Graduates in the B.Sc. Final Examination of Dibrugarh University, Assam and also the students of this department has topped 9 times in Botany (Major) in the B.Sc.(Final) Examination till 2011. In the year 2009, Best Science graduate under Dibrugarh University was obtained by the student of Botany Department, North Lakhimpur College. In addition to the normal course, the following Post B.Sc. Course / add on course with B.Sc. programme are running in the Department.
|One Year Career Oriented Certificate Course in "Herbal (Medicinal) Plantation" sponsored by UGC|
|One year Post B.Sc. Diploma Course in "Plant Tissue Culture and Micropropagation" Sponsored by DBT.|
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There is a departmental library comprising of 312 books and 12 Journals. Most of the books available in the Departmental Library are contributed by the teachers.As learning resource, audio-visual aids such as computer with LCD projector, Slide projector, etc are available in the department. Some of the sophisticated equipments available at the Department are B.O.D. Incubator, Laminar air flow bench, Bacteriological Incubator, Distillation Plant, Hot Air Oven, Digital Electronic Balance, Colorimeter, centrifuge, Chromatographic chamber, Muffle furnace ,Soil testing kit, pH meter, etc. The students are given free hand to handle the equipments with proper assistance by the teachers.
The course curriculum prepared by the University includes a number of modern and developing subjects such as biotechnology, laboratory methodology, biostatistics, computer application etc. The Department follows a sincere and systematic teaching procedure with developing teaching aids such as audio-visual methods, microphone system, computer power point methods etc. to make the procedure of teaching a student friendly one.
Department of Botany,
North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous),
Khelmati-787031, North Lakhimpur