The Central Department of Botany, Kiritpur, is one of the central departments of Tribhuvan University. CDB is QAA Accreditated by University Grant Commission (UGC) Nepal on 6 January 2019, and the accreditation will be valid until 5 January 2024.
Botanical Student's Society (BoSS)
For M. Sc. Botany
The eligible criterion for admission in M.Sc in Botany is B.Sc. Botany or equivalent degree from the recognized universities. Enrollment of the students will be based on the merit list and which is calculated as:
Marks secured on the entrance examination (80%)
Aggregate marks in their B.Sc. (20%).
For M. Sc. in Biodiversity and Environmental Management
Candidates holding a two to three years Bachelors degree plus M. Sc. Degree or four years Bachelors degree in Biological Science (Botany or Zoology or Microbiology or Genetic Engineering or Environmental Science or Forestry ) from an accredited university are eligible to apply.
Central Department of Botany (CDB) provides scholarships to the needy and deserving students. Scholarships are provided depending upon the student’s academic performance, class activities and academic progress.
Botany as a subject was introduced in Nepal for the first time in 1947 with the introduction of biology at Intermediate of Science level at Tri-Chandra College in Kathmandu. It was upgraded to Bachelor level in 1950 and to post-graduate level in 1965. The initial post-graduate classes at Tri-Chandra College had eight students. The Department moved to Kirtipur in November 1967 (13 Mangsir 2024 BS) and was upgraded to the Central Department of Botany (CDB) in 1987 for M.Sc. and Ph.D. level studies, and to strengthen research on plant science. CDB is responsible for all academic programs of botany within TU. As the primary institution of higher education in botany, CDB has played an important role for five decades, producing the skilled personnel and experts in botany. CDB has also undertaken fundamental and applied research exploring Nepal’s plant wealth and establishing intricate relations between plants, people and environment.
The mission of Central Department of Botany (CDB) is to foster an environment of excellence by attracting and supporting the outstanding students, faculty and staff needed to sustain our vision. We focus on the patterns and processes that enable predictive understanding of plants and their environments at local, regional, and global scales, leading to strengths in the areas of ecology, evolution, and systematics.
Our vision is to conduct innovative research, teaching and outreach on the patterns and processes of life with a focus on plants and their environments.