MBB College
General information
Established in1949
Courses OfferedHonours & General
HODDr. Barnali Dey
Associate Professors1
Paper Presentations1
Books / Book Chapters2
Assistant Professors1
Postgraduate Teachers1
Guest Lecturers0
Brief Profile of the Department

Department of Botany, Maharaja Bir Bikram College started its journey in the year 1949. Initially Botany was taught as an elective subject under the I. Sc. programme of Calcutta University. Dr. Prabodh Chandra Laskar was the first Professor of the department. Prof. Pramod Ranjan Sarkar joined in 1949. Dr. Nalini Kanta Chakraborty joined in 1949 and he is the only person who continuously worked in the department till his retirement and played a pivotal role in the development of the department.

The subject was introduced at B. Sc. level during 1955-56. Honours course was started during 1958-59 academic year with only one student but the attempt was not fruitful due to lack of affiliation from Calcutta University. The department got affiliation of Calcutta University for regular Honours course during 1960-61. The department shifted in the newly built ‘science building’ in the year 1972 before which it was housed in the eastern part of the first floor of the ‘main building’.

The department has evolved to its present state due to dedicated service and hard works of former faculty members. The list includes the names like: Dr. Tushar Ranjan Datta, Sri Hrishikesh Chowdhury, Dr. Debendra Bijoy Deb, Dr. Parul Chatterjee, Dr. Ashis Kumar Chandra, Dr. Sunanda Paul, Dr. Niranjan Paul, Dr. Satyen Banerjee, Smt.Maya Chakraborty, Dr. Bijali Ghosh (Datta), Dr. Apurba Kumar Gshosh, Sri Jaladhar Singha, Dr. Satyaranjan Chowdhury, Dr. Tushar Kanti Paul, Smt. Krishna Deb, Sri Shyama Prasad Chakraborty, Smt. Aparna Rani Basu, Sri Subendra Nath Subba, Sri Haridas Acharjee, Dr. Santi Bhusan Saha, Dr. Prasanta Kumar Bhattacharjee, Dr. Subiresh Bhattacharjee, Dr. Ajoy Krishna Saha, Dr. Ashok Kumar Das, Dr. Prantosh Roy, Dr. Narendra Chandra Das, Dr. Sangram Sinha, Sri Samarendra Deb Nath, Sri Bijoy Krishna Das, Dr. Dipti Das, Dr. Sujit Singha Roy, Dr. Chanda Bhattacharya, Smt. Bina Sinha, Sri Pramod Malakar, Dr. Sanchita Bhattacharya, and Dr. Khokan Majumder.

Presently the academic condition in terms of quality of faculty and learning process is healthy and adequate. B.Sc. (Hons) and B.Sc. (General) courses are successfully being run in the department. Thirty seats are allotted for honours. Academic results of the students are satisfactory. Students are encouraged to participate in art, culture and sports related activities. They are also motivated to participate in welfare activities under NSS and NCC. Besides normal teaching learning processes, department organizes students’ seminar and workshop. Wall magazine is regularly published. Faculty members regularly participate in FDPs to keep themselves up-to-date with the recent developments in the subject. Department has spacious laboratories with good instrumental facilities. There is a departmental library with good number of text and reference books. Department also has one museum and one mini garden.

Dr. Barnali Dey
Associate Professor
Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya
Assistant Professor
Anita Roy
Postgraduate Teacher
Strength of the Department

1. Highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty members.

2. Good-student-teacher relationship.

3. One gallery meant for class lecture and five laboratories for students are available.

4. One instrument room and one museum are also available.

5. A departmental library with good nos. of text and reference books are available.

6. Faculty members undergo Orientation and refresher courses regularly to keep them updated.

7. Faculty members attend the National and International seminar and published their papers in reputed journal.

8. The faculty members have good research exposure.

9. Academic results of the students are good.

Weakness of the Department

1. Student teacher ratio is not appropriate.

2. The department is seriously feeling the shortage of sufficient number of faculty members.

3. Lack of enough supporting staffs such as lab assistant.

4. Lack of departmental internet facility.

5. Lack of advanced scientific equipment's and sufficient funding for research activities.

6. Infrastructure is not also appropriate.

7. Lab equipment's are not sufficient.

8. Smart classes are not available.

9. Number of books and journals in the departmental library need to be


10. Improvement of communication skills of students is essential.