Botany

About Department

The Department of Botany is 34 years old department, being established in 1982. The department was headed by Late Prof. Bhanumurty till 1996, followed by Smt . S. S.Sarangdhar till 2009 and Dr.K. Sankaran Potty till 2016 and now Smt. Jayashree Gaikwad took over the charge as Head of the Botany Department and she is leading the department till today.

The Department has three laboratories catering to undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Students are admitted to the BSc course on the basis of their scores in the 12th board exams. The Department takes a conscious effort to expand its teaching program bringing together novel developments in the field with traditional areas of Botany through field excursions and projects.  The students are coached and encouraged through remedial teaching and academic guidance.

Our mission is to strive for an excellent environment for learning and research in Botany/plant sciences and produce graduates and postgraduates equipped with skills necessary to fulfill their role in contemporary society.

Our vision is to maintain our position as the premier department of higher learning and research in Botany/plant sciences and to further commit ourselves to academic excellence. For the study purpose, we have a  well maintain pond garden, Rock Garden, Astral Garden, Collection of potted medicinal plants, the well-maintained museum collection of wet as well as dry specimens, herbarium and microscope slides. Charts and photograph collection. The departmental library is maintained with textbooks, and  Reference books related to Botany subjects.   

Department conducts offline certificate courses in Horticultural and Gardening for interested students and the community. It is a short-duration nursery and gardening skill course suitable for the city environment. Thus department is involved in environmental awareness and capacity-building initiatives for students and citizens. Alumni support us in such initiatives.

Students are motivated and guided for undertaking small research project activities for intercollegiate and Marathi Vidnyan Parishad competitions. Avishkar research festival of University of Mumbai


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About the Subject

The B.Sc. Botany course aims to give knowledge on different plant groups ranging from algae to angiosperms, their classification and life cycle. In addition to topics like plant physiology, genetics, and environmental botany, the student also learns anatomy and embryology of flowering plants. The study of morphological features of different parts of plants, the terminologies used to describe them, and associated literature aids to understand the specific characters of plants which in turn guides the learner in classifying and identifying the plants in the field. The course also equips the student with the skills and techniques used in biotechnology, bioinformatics, medicinal botany, biostatistics, and herbarium specimen preparation. The students also carry out a project in their final year, which helps them in improving their experimental skills, writing, interpretation and presentation skills.

Faculties

Jayashree Gaikwad

Jayashree Gaikwad

Associate Professor  HOD

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Leela Chauhan

Leela Chauhan

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Vandana Gawde

Dr. Vandana Gawde

Associate Professor

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Suresh Kale

Suresh Kale

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Deepali Mhapsekar

Dr. Deepali Mhapsekar

Assistant Professor

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Priyanka Mane

Priyanka Mane

Assistant Professor

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Rashmi Pandey

Rashmi Pandey

Assistant Professor

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Supriya Berde

Supriya Berde

Assistant Professor

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Chaitali Pujare

Chaitali Pujare

Assistant Professor

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Courses Available

Certificate Course
    • Horticulture and Gardening



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