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 College was upgraded to a University status in 2014. Botany subjects were offered at BS. (Hons) level. Department is lucky to have highly qualified and competent faculty members. The faculty has produced publications in journals of international repute. The faculty members are specialized in various field of botany i.e. Mycology, Ecology, Plant Systematics, Tissue Culture, Biotechnology and Bio-fuels.
The courses offered to BS Hons provide students not only with strong knowledge of basic Botany but also expose them to 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. The Department has established good reputation in a relatively short period of time. After doing Hons in Botany the students can practice 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 relevant 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 Herbarium, Review writing, Research proposal.