The discipline of Botany was initiated under the umbrella of Biological Sciences in GCWU, Sialkot in 2010 & Botany is being taught to different semesters since then. The subjects of Botany were offered at BS. (Hons) level in different departments too. Department is lucky to have highly qualified and competent faculty members who have their publications in journals of international repute. The faculty members have specializations in various field of Botany i.e. Mycology, Ecology, Plant Systematic s, Tissue Culture, Biotechnology and Bio fuels.
The courses offered to the students of BS Hons not only provides the robust knowledge of basic Botany but also expose them to the updated knowledge of Ethno Botany and Biotechnology to face the future challenges. Scheme of studies is being constantly updated and reviewed as per HEC’s recommendations. Department has established a good reputation in relatively shorter period of time. BS Hons in Botany can aspire the students to practice their careers in any of the following fields: Horticulture & Landscaping, Agriculture, Educational Institutes, Forest Agencies and Research. Department has 2 laboratories and one general laboratory for graduate students.
Laboratories are well equipped. All the work related to Plant Ecology, Plant Physiology, Plant Microbes & Plant Taxonomy can easily be done in these labs. Presently, the department is working on the Development of Her-barium, Review writing, Research proposal.