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Activities of the Society


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The Executive Council is the elected body of the Society and is entrusted to plan and perform the different activities of the society in addition to stipulated routine works around the year (session). As such, the members of the Executive Council are required to participate in some meetings arranged at different intervals to transact matters and execute the decisions / resolutions taken at the meetings.



As per Rules of the society, there are provisions of Ordinary General Meeting, Extra-ordinary General Meeting, Special General Meeting and Annual General Meeting which are arranged by the Society as and when deemed necessary. In addition some memorial / endowment lectures [Prof. A.K. Ghosh Memorial Lecture, Prof. S. M. Sircar Memorial Lecture, Prof. P.C. Datta Memorial Lecture Dr. G.Panigarhi Memorial Lecture (biannual) Prof. P. Parija Memorial Lecture (biannual)] are arranged regularly by the Society in each session. Currently, these are converted to awards to distinguished scientists.



Medals and cash prizes awarded by the Society

Dr. J. Sen Memorial Medal for students securing First class First rank in U.G. Honours examination in Botany Calcutta University.

Prof. H. L. Chakroborty Memorial Award for students securing First class First and Second ranks in M.Sc. examination in Botany of Calcutta University.

Dr. Prabir Chatterjee Memorial Award for students securing First class First and Second ranks in UG Honours examination in Botany of Calcutta University.


Prof. Tarachand Nandi Memorial Award for students securing First class First and Second ranks in UG Honours examination in Botany of Calcutta University.



Felicitations to Eminent Senior Botanists by Prof. Subhas Chandra Datta Memorial Committee and by the society are given every year.

The Executive Council of the Society holds national and international symposia at different intervals and publishes its proceedings.

The Society regularly publishes journals, two issues per volume each year.
Botanical Society organizes annual botanical excursion-cum picnic to a selected spot every year for the members of the Society.

To provide academic support to the students of undergraduate colleges of Calcutta University and other Universities, the Society publishes Practical Laboratory Note Books in both English and Bengali on U.G. Courses in Botany.




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