Brief History

The Department Of Botany,P.N College(Autonomous),Khordha ,Odisha was established in 1970 with a Degree-course(Pass) under Utkal university ,Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar and owes its origin to the devoted and tenacious efforts of the great soul Late Prananath Pattanaik. The Department of Botany has been in the fore front of teaching in plant science since its year of establishment. The original aim of providing quality education to the educationally underprivileged tribe of this locality has been successfully fulfilled in 1974,when this Dept. Of Botany accorded due recognition to establish Botany(honours) courses, since then the Department has shown its extraordinary performances towards imparting knowledge over plant science and its various scope among students. In 2009, The Department started an advance tissue culture programme for 2 years. Various students participated in the programme and acquired useful skill in achieving full knowledge over plant science .

  • Programme offered :- B.Sc. (Botany Hons.)
  • Inter disciplinary courses :- Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Biology
  • Intake Capacity(Students) :- 70


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Faculty profile(including teaching, non-teaching & technical staff)

Name Qualification Designation Specialization
Mrs. Nirupama Bal M.Sc Reader Plant Metabolism
Dr. Pratyush ku Pradhan M.Sc, M.Phil, LL.B Ph.D Reader Plant Taxonomy, Floristics & Mangroves
Mrs. Jyotshna Manjari Pradhan M.Sc,M.Phil Reader Algology
Dr. (Mrs.)Sanghamitra Nayak M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Lecturer Cytogenetics
Sri Prasan Kumar Sahoo M.Sc Lecturer Eco-physiology
Dr. Ladukesh Prasad Mishra M.Sc, Ph.D Lecturer Biochemistry & Enzymology
Dr.(Mrs.) Chitra Patnaik M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Lecturer Biosystematics
Sri. Laxmi Prasana Pattanaik M.Sc Lecturer Taxonomy
Jyoti Ranjan Pattanaik B.Sc(HONS),LL.B , PGDCA Lab.Asst.
Jyotsna Mohapatra B.Sc(HONS) Lab.Asst.

Remarkable achievements

  1. State/National Level Seminar Organized By The Department
  2. Extra Mural /Expert Lecturer Organized by the Department
  3. Achievement of Our Students in Various Athletic Competition
  4. Mentainance of Biological garden with various plants with academic and medicinal plants


Name Qualification/Position
Dr. Pratyush k. Pradhan Reader in Botany,P.N(A)College,Khordha
Priya Ranjan Behera M Sc. ,Botany Project Assistant Natural Product Division, RRL,BHUBANESWAR.
Suravi Dipali Muduli M Sc. ENV. Sc. NOU, Project Assistant Hydrometeorology Division, RRL, Bhubaneswar.
Saswati Nayak M.SC,SRF,ALGAL Biotechnology IARI, New- Delhi.
Animesh Das Pattanaik Lect. in Botany, Christ College ,Cuttack
Mr Rabindra Ku Pradhan Orissa Administrative Service, Tangi ,Orissa
Dhiren Ku. Pattaniak IAS
Chiittranjan Khuntia OAS
Soumaya Kanta Chhotaray IFS,(AP)
Poonam Singh SBI ,BBSR.
Maitree Mohanty Jr. Clerk Court
Amarpalli Priyadarshini Jr. Clerk Forest Dept. Khordha.
Rojalin Pradhan Jr.Clerk Collector Office ,Khordha.
Mehul Agrawall WIPRO(Banglore,Karnataka).