The Department of Botany at Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar was established in 2016 with a focus on maintaining high academic standards and a strong research orientation towards academic excellence. Initially the three year undergraduate programme (B.Sc) in botany was launched to provide an indepth knowledge of plant science to undergraduate students. In the year 2019, the post-graduate, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes were started. The department boasts of internationally recognized faculty members who are actively engaged in teaching and high quality research. Within a few years the department has trnasformed into a centre for higher learning and research in structural and functional aspects of plants.