Year of establishment : 1924
Department of Botany, Narasinha Dutt College is one of the oldest Botany Departments of West Bengal. The department has a glorious history of its growth and development ever since its inception. The Honours stream was established in 1985 under the leadership of the then principal Prof. Keshab Mukhopadhaya, Prof. (Dr.) Arun Kumar Sharma, Late Prof. Subhas Chandra Dutta and other plant scientists. Reputed teachers and botanists like Prof. Raj Kumar Sen, Prof. Mohini Mohan Chatterjee, Prof. Narayan Krishna Dhar, Prof. Srinibas Debnath, Prof. Probhat Dutta, Dr. Sona Sen, Dr. Animesh Ghorai were the faculties of the department. Late Sri Srimanta Pradhan, Late Sri Nemai Das, Late Sri Netai Pal were associated with this department as laboratory attendants. The department has its own well equipped laboratories, herbarium, museum and seminar library.
So far about 500 students of the department have received their B.Sc. (Honours) Degree from University of Calcutta. Most of the pass-out students are established in different professional fields like teaching (in schools/colleges/universities), research, government and non-government sectors, social service, etc. In this respect, the names of Dr. Sudha Gupta (University of Kalyani), Dr. Debajyoti Bhattacharya (Silchar University), Dr. Angshuman Saha (Charuchandra College, Kolkata), Dr. Madhumanti Chatterjee (Moulana Azad College, Kolkata), Dr. Swadesh Sarkar (Chandannagar Govt. College), Md. Rakibur Rahaman (Deputy Magistrate, Govt. of West Bengal), and Mrs. Tania Dutta (Assistant Laboru Commissioner, Govt. of West Bengal) can be mentioned.
Backbone of the department are the present teachers, namely Dr. Tandra Das (Head of the Department), Dr. Ashalata D’Rozario, Prof. Sanjib Kumar Saha, Dr. Aditi Saha, Dr. Pampa Chakraborty, Prof. Asim Kumar Chaudhuri (Govt. approved Part-time teacher) with specialization in different fields of Plant Science (Cytogenetics, Microbiology, Palaeobotany, Taxonomy, Ecology, Instrumentation, etc.). There are a number of national and international publications by the faculty members of the department. The laboratories are taken care of Sri Sabuj Mukherjee (Lab Attendant) and Sri Prasenjit Roy (part-time lab attendant).