DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

This Department is the best place for students in love with both basic and applied aspects of plant sciences.

ACADEMICS

The Department runs three years B. Sc. Degree with six semesters, two years M.Sc. degree course spread over four semesters. It also runs research programs leading to Ph.D. degrees.

Sr. NoProgramme
Level

Name of the
Programme/
Course
DurationEntry Qualification
Sanctioned
Student
Strength
PatternSubject combinations
01Under
Graduate
B.Sc.6 SemesterH.S.S.C.-SemesterCBZ and MB
02Post
Graduate
M.Sc.
(Mycology Plant Pathology)
4 SemesterB.Sc.20+2CBCS-
03Ph.D.Ph.D.-M.Sc. 10--

Programmes

  1. B. Sc. With two subject combination Chemistry Botany Zoology (CBZ) and Chemistry Botany Microbiology (CBMic)- Students are admitted to the B.Sc. course on the basis of their percentages in the HSSC. During the first year of M.Sc. the students are taught core courses in Botany. During the 3rd and 4th semesters, students undertake optional courses and specialization courses besides a few core courses.
  2. B. Sc. With specialization in Mycology and Plant Pathology (Capacity 20 students)- Students are admitted to the M.Sc. course on the basis of their percentages in the B.Sc. degree. During the first year of M.Sc. the students are taught core courses in Botany. During the 3rd and 4th semesters, students undertake optional courses and specialization courses besides a few core courses. The M.Sc. students also carry out a project during the last semester. Examinations for M.Sc students are held as per the Credit System rules laid down by the University and involve continuous assessment (Internal Assessment) and a term-end examination in each semester.
  3. Ph. D. (Capacity 10 students)- Students are admitted on the basis Ph.D. Entrance Tests (PET) conducted by RTM Nagpur university, Nagpur or if they have qualified any of the National or State level Eligibility tests (NET, SET, GATE).
FACULTY
PhotoName of FacultyDesignationQualificationContact
Dr. Mahesh V. Kawale
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Asstt. Prof.M.Sc., Ph. D.mvkawale@dbscience.org

Dr. Prashant C. Shahare



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Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph. D.prashant_26184@rediffmail.com
DEPARTMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Microscopic facilities : Department have Research level Binoculars and Trinoculars with Phase contrast and Microphotography unit.

Plant Tissue Culture facility : Department has complete plant tissue culture laboratory set up. The Department also has a separate microbial culture facility.

Herbarium : The herbarium of our department has a collection of around 250 herbarium sheets of Local Angiosperms, Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms.

Infrastructure

Sr. No. Name of place Dimensions in Mts. Total Area q.m.
1 Lab. II (M.Sc.) Botany 8.70 x 4.40 38.28
2 Head (Botany) 2.60 x 4.40 11.44
3 Cultural media 3.10 x 4.40 13.64
4 Sterilization 2.70 x 4.40 11.88
5 Tissue cultural room 2.70 x 4.40 11.88
6 Botany Ist year (B.Sc.) 11.50 x 7.60 87.40
7 Store 4.10 x 2.50 10.25
8 Botany Class room (M.Sc.) 7.20 x 5.10 36.72
9 Botanical Garden

RESEARCH

  • Department has approved guide as resource persons to guide Ph.D candidates.
  • Currently 5 research scholars are working for their Ph.D.
  • Two Minor Research Projects are already completed by the faculty of Department sanctioned by UGC.
  • Department organized National Seminar on “Effect of Climate Change on Biodiversity” (27-Jan-2013).

Ph. D. Research

Gondia Education Society laid the foundation of Research laboratories after attaining recognition from RTM Nagpur University in 2014 with capacity of 10 research students.  The department is recognized as a Centre for Higher Learning and offers a Doctoral Research in the spheres of Ecology, Phycology, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacognosy. Research projects sponsored by UGC have been carried out by the faculty members in this department.

 

Research Contribution of the Department

Sr. No. Name of Student Supervisor Topic
1 Mr. T. K. Lilhare Dr. M. V. Kawale “Investigations on Smilax Zeylamicalinn and Holarrhena antidysenterica (Roth) wall. Ex ADC with Special Reference to their utility in being exploited for Nutraceutical Formulations.”
2 Mr. Amit A. Jagiya Dr. Arun K.

Zingare.

Phylloplane Mycoflora of some Members of Amaranthaceae of Sakoli Taluka.
3 Mr. Dharmik D. Harinkhede Dr. (Mrs) A.A. Saoji “Morphodiversity of Bark Structure in Forest Trees of Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.”
4 Mrs. Sarita M. Thakur Dr. (Mrs) A.A. Saoji “ Aerospora of Paddy Field and its Relation to Epidemiology of Diseases in Rice Plant.”
5 Ms. Jayshri P. Nandeshwar Dr. Arun K.

Zingare.

“ Investigation of Cretacedus Fossil Flora and Contribution to the Knowledge of Fossil from

Deccan Intertrappean Series of Central India.”

 

Research Publications         

Sr. No. Name of Faculty No. of Paper published Paper presented in Conferences Attended /Participated
1 Dr. Mahesh. V. Kawale 12 22
2 Dr. Prashant C. Shahare 11 25

 

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Activities/ Achievement

  • Faculty members have contributed to academics by contributing book chapters, research articles in journals, presenting papers in conferences and delivering guest lectures.
  • The Department organized National Conferences for the benefit of people from academics and industries.
  • Students of department are regularly cracking competitive exams like NET and SET.
  • Department organized regular field visits for students.