Miranda House pioneered science education for women at the University of Delhi when it started its B.Sc. Honours (Botany) course in 1948. The course not only includes a study of diversity of plants and their economic importance but also offers a comprehensive overview of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. Botany, along with its allied branches, provides employment opportunities in research and educational institutes, pharmacy, agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Over the years, the Department of Botany has produced a large number of dedicated scientists, teachers and those who have excelled in other areas. The Department maintains two Laboratories for teaching purposes, a Museum, a Herbarium, a Departmental Library, a Tissue Culture Facility, an Undergraduate Research Laboratory and a Botanical Garden. The Department of Botany has an active Botanical Society named Antheia which organizes lectures by distinguished academicians and scientists. The Society also facilitates participation of students in various activities across colleges of the University of Delhi. The Department of Botany is a recipient of grants from DBT under the Star College Scheme and is also involved in two University of Delhi Innovation Projects.