The Department of Botany was established in 1967 and commenced its academic activities in 1968. All biological science students admitted to the Faculty of Science are eligible to follow courses in Botany. A new discipline i.e., Molecular Biology & Plant Biotechnology was introduced by the Department in 2003.

Education for living and for making a living.

The mission of the Department is to produce highly qualified botany graduates with a range of relevant employability skills, and who are adaptable, productive citizens capable of enriching ongoing development within their communities and at national level.

In pursuing this mission, the Department is committed to provide a positive and innovative learning environment where students can fulfill their potential and achieve the highest levels of success.