The Department imparts postgraduate M.Sc. degree in Botany (intake 50 students per year), in ten different specializations. Students pursue Ph.D. degree in Botany and other interdisciplinary branches (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Genetics etc.) under faculty members of the Department. Presently a number of sponsored research projects are being implemented in the Department.

Young botanists in the Department undergo rigorous theoretical and practical training in classical as well as emerging areas in Plant Sciences by creative and dedicated faculty, including Emeritus Fellows and Senior Scientists.

While the Junior Research Scholars are trained in well recognized laboratories in different branches of Botany under guidance of teachers, post doctoral research is seriously encouraged in the Department to nurture talent .The Department extends facility to young PI's working in mentors' laboratory. The research groups in different specialized areas regularly publish in peer journals in their field.

The Department maintains a Botanical garden since inception, a treasure of plant wealth, conservatory of rare, endangered species, trees and shrubs which are witness of glorious era of the Botany Department, catering to the needs of young botanists of today, attended by skilled gardeners.

The Herbarium cum Museum in the Department is one of the oldest in the country and is being renovated under UGC-UPE programme.

The department brings together past and present students every year in an annual event while every morning day starts with dew on a palm leaf.