DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Started in the year 1963 the department of Botany holds laurels for meritoriously producing many Degree and Post Graduate batches.

Earlier the department had started UG course BSc with subject option Chemistry, Botany & Zoology. At present in our department there are two subject groups i.e. Chemistry, Botany & Zoology (CBZ); Chemistry, Botany & Microbiology (CBM). B.Sc. is a Grant-in-aid programme. Department has started Post Graduate programme M. Sc. from 2003 with Mycology and Plant Pathology specialization. It is self funded programme.

RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur recognized our department as Centre of Higher Learning and Research in 2014. Two Research students has been awarded Ph.D. degree till now and 2 more students have submitted thesis and currently One student is working for his doctoral work. We have 2 research supervisors.

This Department is the best place for students in love with both basic and applied aspects of plant sciences. The main mission of Department is to impart in-depth knowledge in the field of Botany to build scientific curiosity, research aptitude and make ready the students to face competitive exams and take up further studies.

ACADEMICS

The Department runs three years B. Sc. Degree (CBS pattern) with six semesters, two years M.Sc. degree (CBCS pattern) 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 (CBM)- Students are admitted to the B.Sc. course on the basis of their percentages in the HSSC.
2. M. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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).

Syllabus B.Sc. Botany

Syllabus M.Sc. Botany

FACULTY

Presently, in our department there are Three Full time teaching staff members on Granted, Five Full time teaching staff members on Non-Grant course and two non-teaching staff members. All are qualified and experienced.

 

PhotoName of FacultyDesignationQualificationSpecializationContact
Prof. Mahesh KawaleDr. Mahesh Vinayak Kawale
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Head of the department and Assistant ProfessorM.Sc., Ph. D.Cytology and Geneticsmvkawale@dbscience.org

Dr. Kalpana Ghoshal
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Assistant ProfessorM.Sc., Ph. D.Palynology
Dr. Prashant C. Shahare
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Assistant ProfessorM.Sc., Ph. D.Phycologypcshahare@gmail.com
pcshahare@mail.dbscience.org
Dr. Sarita ThakurTeacher on Clock Hour BasisM. Sc. Ph.D.Mycology and Plant Pathology
Mrs. Akta JainTeacher on Clock Hour BasisM. Sc. M.PhilPlant Pathology
Mr. Amol BadoleTeacher on Clock Hour BasisM. Sc. SETMycology and Plant Pathology
Ms. Priyanka TirpudeTeacher on Clock Hour BasisM. Sc. NETMolecular Biology and Plant Biotechnology
Ms. Toshika ThereTeacher on Clock Hour BasisM. Sc. SETMycology and Plant Pathology
NON-TEACHING STAFF
Mr. B. G. MankarLaboratory Assistant--
Ms. Meena KatreLaboratory Assistant--

Infrastructure

SR.NO.NAME OF EQUIPMENTQUANTITYSR.NO.NAME OF EQUIPMENTQUANTITY
1.Wee PCR Thermal Cycler Make Himedia0121.Plant Press for Herbarium01
2.Digital Microphotography Unit0122.Heating Mantles03
3.Vertical Gel Electrophoresis0123.Micropipette03
4.UV Transiluminator0124.Wifi Router01
5.Ultra Centrifuge Machine0125.Visualizer01
6.Bacteriological Incubator0126.Lux meter01
7.Spectrophotometer0127.Water Distillation Assembly02
8.PH Meter0228Refrigerator01
9.Stereo Zoom Microscope0129Oven01
10.Smart Board with Projector0130Water Bath02
11.Compound  Microscopes10031Inoculation Chamber01
12.Dissecting  Microscopes6032Autoclave02
13.Binocular Microscopes0233Vertical Mini Gel for Electrophoresis01
14.Binocular Research  Microscopes0234Laminar Air Flow01
15Inclined Research Microscope0135TLC Apparatus01
16Micro slide projector0136Colorimeter01
17.Over head Wall Projector0137Incubators02
18.Over Head Slide Wall Projector0138Magnetic Stirrer01
19. Centrifuge Electric0139Computers02
20.Weighing  Balance0240UV- Chamber01

RESEARCH

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.

 List of students awarded Ph.D.

Sr. No.Name of StudentSupervisorTopic
1Mr. T. K. LilhareDr. 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.”
2Mr. Amit A. Jagiya

Dr. Arun K.

Zingare.

Phylloplane Mycoflora of some Members of Amaranthaceae of Sakoli Taluka.
3Mr. Dharmik D. HarinkhedeDr. (Mrs) A.A. Saoji“Morphodiversity of Bark Structure in Forest Trees of Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.”
4Mrs. Sarita M. ThakurDr. (Mrs) A.A. Saoji“ Aerospora of Paddy Field and its Relation to Epidemiology of Diseases in Rice Plant.”
5Ms. 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 Contribution of the Department

 

Research Publications         

Sr. No.Name of FacultyNo. of Paper publishedPaper presented in Conferences Attended /Participated
1Dr. Mahesh. V. Kawale2028
2Dr.  Kalpana P. Ghoshal2025
3Dr. Prashant C. Shahare1125

 

RESEARCH PROJECT COMPLETED

Collection and Characterization of Andrographis paniculata germplasm from Gondia district. sponsored by University Grants Commission, Govt. of India. Rs. 1,10,000/-. Grant No. 47-1947/11 (WRO) dtd. 25th Jan, 2012 (Duration: Feb 2012 – April 2014).

 

RESEARCH SUPERVISOR INFORMATION

 

Sr. No.Name of SupervisorCapacity of studentsWorking StudentsVacant Position
1Dr. Mahesh. V. Kawale040103
2Dr. Mrs. Kalpana P. Ghoshal040004

 

Click here for M.Sc. Project 

The department organizes special lectures from various areas in Botany delivered by eminent personalities, thus enhancing knowledge of recent developments in the field. As a part of skill development activity, workshops on molecular biology, research methodology, plant taxonomy and horticulture are conducted on a regular basis. In order to gain first-hand knowledge about plants in their natural habitats, Botanical excursions are organized for UG and PG students to study plant diversity and forest ecosystems. Visits to reputed research institutes and industry are conducted for students to experience industry settings and gain exposure to instrumentation and novel processes.

Activities/ Achievement

  • One Student appointed as Assistant Professor in Degree college
  • Two students Cleared SET Examination
  • Two students awarded Ph.D. Degree