A collection of fossil plants made by late Professors A.K. Ghosh and J.Sen from India and abroad (UK, USA, Brazil, China) including those received by them as gift or in exchange, structured the beginning of this museum. Later, the repository has continuously been enriched through collections made by Professors Manju Banerjee, Subir Bera and their associates during fieldwork all over the country ranging through the geological ages and also by the receipt in exchange of specimens from abroad. The Holotype specimens, slidess and figured specimens are systematically catalogued and stored which are available for teaching as well as research.


Sample Collections