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Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Rubina Abid

The Department of Botany at University of Karachi was established in 1953. It offers over 90 different courses of studies at the undergraduate and post graduate levels to cater the human resource requirements for teaching and research in the fields of education, agriculture, environmental NGOs, pharmaceutics and other industries. In the first and second year the students begin by taking Botany as a major subject together with two subsidiary subjects in other departments of the University. Commencing with the diversity of plant life, an outline of the classification of plants, their identification, structure and function, it continues with genetic basis of variation and evolution of plants.

In their final year of study, students specialize in one of the branches of Botany that include Applied Botany, Mycology & Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Plant Ecology, Phycology & Marine Botany and Plant Taxonomy.


Teaching & Research

The department of Botany at the University of Karachi has developed a large and productive research and teaching group in plant sciences. Members of the faculty are working in many specialized fields of plant sciences and are endeavoring to enhance our knowledge of the plant world. Member of the teaching staff have completed about 50 research projects with the support of national and international funding agencies. Currently several research projects are in progress.


Career Opportunities

Specialization in different branches of plant sciences offered by the Department is helpful in getting jobs in agriculture based organizations, teaching in various colleges and universities and in environmental NGOs like WWF and IUCN.

Second National Phycological Conference

Brochure available here

Departmental Scholarship

Merit cum Need Based Scholarship Leaflet