The Department of Botany was established in 1980-1981 with affiliation from the University of Calcutta for teaching under-graduate degree course. Honours course was introduced in the year 1996. Now the honours and general classes are running with the affiliation of West Bengal State University, Barasat.
Since its inception in 1980-81 the department of Botany aims to generate a better and healthier study environment and to inculcate into the students the sense of punctuality, discipline and love of the subject. Both the teachers and students of this department work in a coordinated way to achieve this goal.
Dr. Ayana Chakraborty, HOD, Assosiate Professor, M.Sc. Ph. D
Dr. Chakrabarty joined Basirhat College in May, 2010. She achieved her B.Sc. degree from University of Calcutta and M.Sc. from University of Kalyani with specialization in
Micology and Plant Pathology She pursued her Ph.D from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya on Plant Pathology under the title
Damping off diseases of nursery seedlings and it's eco-friendly management. Her area of interest is Microbial diversity and it's impact on earth.
Dr. Mouli Saha, PTT, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Saha joined in the Department of Botany on 01. 09. 2009. Both her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees are from the University of Calcutta. She was awarded with a Ph.D degree from Visva-Bharati. Her research work is entitled as:
Aerobiology, Epidemiology and Forecasting of Certain Airborne Fungal Diseases of Rice in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. She has published around 7 research papers in national as well as international journals. Her area of interest is Aerobiology and fungal allergy.
Prof. Swarnadditya Mondal, GL, M.Sc.