Aims And Objective
The science of palaeobotany deals with study of past plant relics found in sedimentary rocks.
Speaking on the occasion of Foundation Stone laying ceremony of the Institute Prof. Sahni very aptly said:
"Palaeobotany is the common ground between Botany and Geology - it is in fact the botany of the rocks".
An integration of plant and earth sciences in the pursuit of palaeobotanical researches is the primary aim of this organization. Researches on various broad topical aspects, applied and basic both, supported by state of the art instrumentation, computational technology, well-equipped laboratories with qualified experts give a true meaning to this Fusion-Science. Interaction through National and International collaborations and different research projects are operational to achieve the desired goals.
To develop palaeobotany in all its botanical and geological aspects.
To constantly update data for interaction with allied disciplines.
To co-ordinate with other palaeobotanical and geological research centres in the areas of mutual interest, such as diversification of early life, exploration of fossil fuels, vegetational dynamics, climatic modelling, conservation of forests.
To disseminate palaeobotanical knowledge in universities, educational institutions and other organisations.