The department of botany was established in 1968. The Post-Graduation in botany was started in 1981 with a sole purpose to cater to need of rural students who wants to pursue higher studies in botany. This was the only government college in region to provide M.Sc. studies in botany. The department has grown into well recognized centre for higher learning. Department attracts student from Punjab, H.P, Haryana and from U.P. in addition to teaching through modern techniques, conference, workshop, invited lectures and botanical excursion are an integral part of academic curricula. Many students clear UGC, CSIR, GATE exams. Departmental laboratories are well equipped with all modern laboratory instruments like, pH meter, spectrophotometer, centrifuge, turbidity meter, MIPS, Electrophoretic apparatus etc. In order to prepare students for teaching and enhancing their knowledge seminars are being given to M.Sc. II year students every year as part of their curricula.