The Department of Botany has been a part of Parvatibai College right from its inception in 1962 at Vidyanagar, Aquem, Margao. It was shifted to the present premises in the year 1971. To begin with, Botany subject was introduced at the Under Graduate level. It was the only department recognized by the Bombay University in 1975 in the State of Goa for Ph.D. degree ad achieved immense success in academics as well as in research. After the establishment of Goa University, it continued as a recognized department for research. It has generated 11 Ph.D.s, 1 M.Phil and 5 M.Sc. by research.
The department has completed maximum number of research projects funded by externalagencies such as UGC, CSIR, DST and DSTE, DBT and DOE. Several national and State levelseminars and workshops have been undertaken by the Department. The reputation of thedepartment was enhanced when the faculty was awarded prestigious BOYSCAST fellowship2006- 07 from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Thefaculty has received INSA fellowship 2020 for undertaking proteomix and genomix work atCentral University Hyderabad.
Presently Dr. Uma Masur, Assistant Prof in the Department is working on a DHE sponsoredproject- Molecular characterization of Dysoxylum binectariferum Hook. f. regenerated plants invitro by RAPD, SSR and ISR methods.
Mrs. Amisha Pednekar, Assistant Prof is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Goa University. She isalso working on a minor research project sponsored project from DSTE, Goa entitled "Understanding Cellulolytic activity of Fungi isolated from litter of coconut trees"
Various research activities undertaken by the faculty has helped the students in resolving theirqueries. Department conducts field based experiential learning and also provies internshipopportunities to the students. The department has been able to deliver hundred percent resultsin the examination conducted by the University. Many students have also obtained higher ranksat the University examinations
Vision & Mission
The Department of Botany, Parvatibai Chowgule College aims to build up basic foundations amongst students for skill development in the field of Plant Sciences. To achieve this, the Department offers core and elective courses that provide theoretical and practical component.