The Department of Botany was established in 1980 with only 5 faculty members. It was one of the premier departments when this University was a Campus of University of Sindh, Jamshoro. At the start, the Department was primarily engaged in teaching however; the research was carried out only on a limited scale. With the passage of time, when the Campus became full-fledged University in the year 1987, the research activities of the Department increased. A number of students have been registered since then for the degree of M.Phil./MS leading to Ph.D. The year 2007 was another milestone in the history of the Department when two research institutes, Date Palm Research Institute (DPRI) and Shah Latif University Botanical Garden and Herbarium (now Center for Biodiversity & Conservation) were established. They are now working as the collaborative units of the Department.