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Botanical Survey of India on its 130th year of establishment will organise a two day International Symposium on Plant Taxonomy and Ethnobotany in India.

The goal of the symposium is to bring together all botanists, taxonomists, ethnobotanists, students and research scholars across the country and world to share, discuss and learn the recent trends and developments in the field of plant taxonomy and ethnobotany.

The two-day symposium will have oral and poster presentations in parallel sessions on wide range of topics on plant diversity, conservation of endemic and threatened plants and ethnobotany by experts and researchers from national and international academic and research institutions.


Key Highlights

Dates to Remember


Taxonomy is an integral part for understanding the floristic diversity and for devising effective conservation and management strategies for sustainable utilisation of natural resources.
Botanical Survey of India serves the nation by providing scientific basis of floristic inventory, documentation, database on Botanical collections, digitization of herbarium specimens and capacity building training programmes.
Since its reorganization in 1954, Botanical Survey of India has now 11 Regional Centres at Dehra Dun, Pune, Coimbatore, Shillong, Itanagar, Sikkim, Allahabad, Port Blair, Noida, Jodhpur and Hyderabad with its headquarters at Kolkata.
Being the epicentre of taxonomic studies in entire SE Asia since its inception in 1890, the organization has been engaged in exploring, identifying and documenting rich plant resources of our country.

Botanical Survey of India has been publishing National, State and District Floras, and books on endemic, Red-listed plant species, floral diversity of fragile ecosystems and protected areas such as Wild Life Sanctuaries and National Parks across the country.
Central Botanical Laboratory, one of the Units of BSI, situated in the building of Central National Herbarium, Howrah, has been established for conducting ethnobotanical research in the country.
There is a need to promote biodiversity studies, plant taxonomy and to establish network and collaboration between different academic institutions, those who are working on Indian Flora.
BSI also intends to bring together the latest research and link all activities for practical management and policy making.

The Botanical Survey of India has the following objectives:

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Call for Abstracts - Process and TimeLines

  Abstract submission deadline

Abstract should be limited to 300 words (excluding title of the paper, names of authors and affiliations) typed in Times New Roman (font size 12 with 1.5 spacing) on or before 31th October, 2019

  Abstract Upload and Registration

The abstract prepared in MS word format should be uploaded along with the online Registration Form

  Abstract Paper Review along with Oral and Poster Acceptance

The abstract will be reviewed by the committee and acceptance of papers for either oral or poster presentation shall be communicated to the authors by 15th November 2019. Size of the posters should be 90 x 120 cm in portrait mode.

  Full Length Paper submission deadline

The full length paper of the selected abstracts to be submitted on or before 15th December, 2019.

NOTE   In view of the green protocol, participants are requested to avoid flex or any plastic materials

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Venue and Attractions

The symposium will be held at Central National Herbarium, located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Kolkata which is also home to the Great Banyan Tree.

Kolkata the city of Joy is the "cultural capital' of India. It is also famous for grand colonial architectures, art galleries, cultural festivals and revolutionary heritage.

The city is also home to Mother Teresa's House, and adorned the many many religious places and heritage buildings, such as:

Online Registration Form

The Team

Organizing Committee
Chair: Shri C.K. Mishra, Secretary, MoEFCC
Co-Chair: Shri Ravi Agrawal, Additional Secretary, MoEFCC
Patron: Dr. A.A. Mao, Director, BSI
Organizing Secretary: Dr. B.K. Sinha
Organizing Jt. Secretaries:
Er. A.K. Pathak
Dr. P. Lakshminarasimhan
Dr. S.S. Dash
Dr. V.P. Prasad
Dr. M.U. Sharieff
Dr. S.K. Singh
Dr. Kanad Das
Dr. S.S. Hameed
Dr. D.K. Agarwal
Dr. Harish Singh
Dr. V. Sampath Kumar
Dr. Pushpa Kumari
Dr. O.N. Maurya
Dr. Avishek Bhattacharjee
Dr. Tapan Seal
Dr. Debasmita D. Pramanick
Sri Sabyasachi Saha
Sri Sanjay Kumar
Advisory Committee
Prof. D.J. Mabberley (Australia)
Dr. K.N. Gandhi (USA)
Dr. Alan Paton (UK)
Dr. Mark Carine (UK)
Dr. David E. Boufford (USA)
Dr. Joongku Lee (S.Korea)
Dr. M. Oliur Rahman (Bangladesh)
Dr. Rainer W. Bussmann (USA)
Dr. Merlin Franco (Brunie)
Dr. Henry Noltie (UK)
Dr. Shahina A. Ghazanfer (UK)
Dr. Krishna K. Shrestha (Nepal)
Dr. Deng Yunfei (China)
Dr. M. Khairul Alam (Bangladesh)
Prof. A. K. Koul
Dr. S.K. Jain
Prof. C.R. Babu
Dr. R.R. Rao
Dr. M. Sanjappa
Prof. S.K. Barik
Prof. S.R. Yadav
Prof. A.K. Pandey
Dr. D.K Singh
Prof. V.N. Pandey
Prof. A.K. Jain
Dr. P. Singh
Prof. M. Sabu
Mrs. Manju Pandey

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Address for Correspondence:
Dr. B.K. Sinha,
Botanical Survey of India,
CGO Complex, 3rd MSO Building,
Block - F, 5th & 6th Floor, DF-Block, Salt Lake City,
Kolkata - 700 064.
Address of Venue:
Central National Herbarium
Botanical Survey of India
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden (AJCBIBG)
P.O.: Botanical Garden, Sibpur, Howrah
West Bengal 711 103