Botany

Scope and Importance

Mission

Let Us Utilize Botanical Knowledge for Vacation.

Vision

We aspire to be an excellent Department for higher education, ensuring a conducive environment for teaching, Learning and research by supporting the efforts, qualities and skills of students, grooming them into socially responsible globally competent and excellent human resource.

Scope and Importance

  1. Botany is the scientific study of plant life. As a branch of biology, it is also called plant science(s), phytology, or plant biology.
  2. As with other life forms in biology, plant life can be studied from different perspectives, from the molecular, genetic and biochemical level through organelles, cells, tissues, organs, individuals, plant populations, and communities of plants. At each of these levels a botanist might be concerned with the classification (taxonomy), structure (anatomy and morphology), or function (physiology) of plant life.
  3. The study of plant has importance for a number of reasons. Plants are fundamental parts of life on earth. They generate the oxygen, food.fibres, fuel and medicine that allow higher form to exist. Plants also absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, a minor greenhouse gas that in large amount can affect global climate. A good understanding of plants is crucial to the future of human societies.
  4. Produce food to feed an expanding population
  5. Understand fundamental life processes
  6. Produce medicine and materials to treat diseases and other ailments
  7. Understand environmental changes more clearly

Faculty Members

  • Dr. D F Nikumbh

    Designation: Head & Associate Professor

    Qualification: M.Sc.Ph.D

    Experience:  32 years

  • Prof. D M Kokate

    Designation: Assistant Professor

    Qualification:MSc. PhD (Purusing)

    Experience: 20 year

  • Ms. S V Deore

    Designation: Assistant Professor

    Qualification:M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil. NET-JRF., PhD (Purusing)

    Experience: 6 Years

Student's Strength

Course name:

Year F.Y. S.Y. T.Y.
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
2011-12 13 29 42 20 29 49 00 03 03
2012-13 15 53 68 10 24 34 00 00 00
2013-14 23 45 68 21 13 34 00 01 01
2014-15 29 42 71 10 50 60 00 02 02
2015-16 19 61 70 22 33 55 01 04 05
2016-17 32 62 94 15 62 77 01 02 03
2017-18 32 63 95 19 56 75 01 09 10
2018-19 24 61 85 28 50 78 04 08 12

Class wise Result

Year F.Y. S.Y.
Registered students Pass students Percentage of passing Registered students Pass students Percentage of passing
2011-12 72 64 88.88% 42 39 95.12%
2012-13 57 48 84.21% 73 68 93.15%
2013-14 112 80 71.42% 87 85 97.70%
2014-15 130 89 72.35% 86 68 87.17%
2015-16 129 91 76.50% 83 74 89.15%
2016-17  88  71  93.75%  78 71 55%
2017-18 88 76 86.36% 71 63 88.73%
 

Workshops/Seminars Conducted by department

Sr. No. Title Date Level (University /National/ International) Name of Coordinator
1 Advanced Research Techniques in Life Sciences 20/1/2016 to 21/1/2016 State Dr.D.F.Nikumbh Convener
2 State level seminar on effect of pollution on biodiversity 21/1/2011 to 22/1/2011 State Prof.K.M.Khalker
3 Earn & Learn Student One day Workshop 07/02/2012 District Prof.K.M.Khalker
4 Shree Bhrun Hatya lek vachava Desh Vachava One Day Workshop 05/01/2013 District Prof.K.M.Khalker
5 Earn & Learn Student One day Workshop 15/01/2014 District Prof.K.M.Khalker
6 Competitive Exam.One Day Workshop 15/02/2014 District Prof.K.M.Khalker
7 Competitive Exam.One Day Workshop 14/01/2016 District Prof.K.M.Khalker
 

Research Activities : Major / Minor Projects

Sr. No. Name of the Staff member Title of the Project Name of the funding agency Grant Sanctioned Ongoing/ Completed
1 Prof.K.M.Khalker Studies on Physiological properties of distillery effiuents &its effect on seed germination, growth &Rhizosphere Mycoflora of Cajanus cajan L (Pigeon pea) Plant BCUD 2,00000/- Completed
2 Prof/K.M.Khalker Studies on physiological properties of distillery effiuents &its effect on seed germination, growth &Rhizosphere Mycoflora of Capsicum annum L (Chilly) Plant UGC 95,0000/- Completed

Research Activities : Research Publications

Sr. No. Name of the Staff member Title of Paper Name of the Journal Volume and Pages Year of Publication peer reviewed/ International/National
1 Dr.D.F.Nikumbh Impact of chemicals on Physiology and Biochemistry of Alternaria alternata (Fr) Keissler, a pathogen of Onion. Bionanofrontier  Vol.6,Issue-21,pp.125-130.

2012 National
2 Prof.K.M.Khalkar Impact of distillery effluents on growth characteristics and Rhizosphere mycoflora of Allium cepa L. Basic Science  ISSN 2395-1265

 

 

 

2015 National
Prof.K.M.Khalkar Impact of distillery effluents on growth characteristics &Rhizosphere mycoflora of Arachis hypogeae L Bionanofrontier  ISSN 2395-1265 2016 National
2 Prof. D.M. Kokate Diversity of Genus Ficus in Nandgaon and Chandwad tehsils IJRAR E ISSN 2348-1269, PRINT ISSN 2349-5138 2019 Peer Reviewed
Prof. D.M. Kokate New Distributional Records of Some ASTERACEAE Members for Flora of North Maharashtra Multilogic in Science ISSN 2277-7601 2019 Peer Reviewed
 

Books Published

Sr.No. Name of staff member Academic year Title of Book Name of Publication
- - - - -

Details about Collaboration

Constancy and Extension activity

Sr.No. Name of Activity
1 Disease management of various crops
2 Grape bud testing unit

Co-Curricular and Extracurricular Activities ( Last five Years )

Year Name of Activity
-2013-14 -Study tour
2014-15 Study tour
2015-16 Giyryarohan

Awards and Achievements

Year Name of staff member Award / Achievement
2016-2017 Dr.D.F.Nikumbh Ideal Teacher Award by Sarvajanic Vachanalaya Nashik
2013-2014 Prof.K.M.Khalker Best Student Welfare Officer award ,awarded by S.P. Pune University ,Pune

Other information

Sr No Description (Best Practices)
-1 -Disease management of some agricultural crops
 2  Grape bud testing
 3  Study tours