The department of Botany which began as a per-university course was upgraded to the graduate level in 1960. It has evolved into a fully fledged department with facilities for research. There are 72 students at the BSc Degree Main level and 48 students at the subsidiary level. The department has 4 permanent faculty members. The laboratory staff includes 3 lab assistants and a herbarium keeper. The department offers courses at the degree level.