Department was started as general subject since 1960. Due to students demand, Botany as special subject at T. Y. B. Sc. was started from academic year 1988-89 under the leadership of First Head of the department, Prof. S. C. Patil. Progress of the department continued under the headship of Mrs. V. D. Jadhav, Dr. B. K. Auti , Dr. A. K. Mohite and Prof. (Dr.) R. R. Sanap.
The quality of academic excellence of the department is marked by the students in University Examination. More than 12 students appeared in merit list of University of Pune, out of which five are GOLD MEDALIST.
Academic excellence and over increasing demand from UG students, department has started post graduate programme i.e. M. Sc. Botany from academic year 2012-13 under the Headship of Dr. A. K. Mohite.
From the academic year 2021-2022, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune has approved the department as recognized research center due to the students demand. This is the great opportunity for the research students of Botany