BOTANY DEPARTMENT

About Botany Department

The Department of Botany Established in 1993. T.Y.B.Sc. Botany started in 2005.

A Result :- Every year 60% students obtained distinction in the final year of
T.Y.B.Sc. Maximum number of students pass with first class.

B Placement :- Every year 90% students go for post-graduation
e.g. M.Sc. in Botany / M.B.A. Biotech / M.Sc in Geoinformatics / M.Sc Bioinformatics / M.Sc Mass Communication / M.B.A. / M.C.A.

C Organization of Study Tour :- Field visits are arranged every year to polyhouse at agriculture college, Mushroom cultivation unit . Local visits to Botanical garden of University of Pune, and Japanes garden at Mr. P.L. Deshpande garden – Yokayama friendship garden, to teach students different types of garden. Forest visits areorganized to Bhimashankar / Mahabaleshwar / Amboli for study of plant diversity.

D Workshops organized by the department
Botany department had organized a one day workshop for teachers of all colleges University of Pune
University from Pune district on reconstruction of F.Y.B.Sc. syllabus

E Equipment Facility and techniques Taught in the Botany dept.
1) Mushroom Cultivation
2) Molecular Biology
3) Tissue Culture
4) Fruit preservation
5) Classification of plant [ all groups i.e. algae, bryophytes, Pteridophytes,
Gymnosperms and Angiosperms]

F Equipments in the department
Zoom microscope, Binocular, Laminar Airflow, pH meter , Autoclave , Oven ,
Compound Microscope
Educational Charts – More than 90
Microscope Slides – 200
Museum specimen – 100

Teaching Staff Information : Botany Department Faculty

Name : Dr. P.P.Raval
Designation : Head, Department of Botany
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D.
Experience :
High Lights
  • Plant Pathology, fungal Taxonomy.
  • Thesis Entitled: Studies on fungi causing storage rots of fruits and vegetables with special reference to Fusaria.
Email ID : prachi.raval@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Mr. A.N.Thorat
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc., SET, CSIR-UGC-NET-LS-JRF
Experience :
High Lights
  • Registered for Ph.D.- Sept 5th 2007.
  • Thesis Entitled: In Vitro production of steroidal sapogenins and development of protocol for synthetic seeds in some Agave species.
  • Areas of Interest: Plant Ecology, Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology
  • Teaching Experience 2 years
  • Working as N.S.S. Programme Officer 1 Year
  • Working as edu-VARTA Programme officer
  • Attended one day workshop on S.Y.B.Sc. Botany at Wadia College, Pune.
  • Attended one day workshop on 'Revised syllabus of F.Y.B.Sc. Botany practicals.
Email ID : amarjeet.thorat@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Dr. S.K.Goswami
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph. D.
Experience :
High Lights
  • Thesis Entitled: Plant breeding studies in wild rice with reference to genetic variability and mutation in Zizania aquatica L.
  • Areas of Interest: Plant Breeding
  • Committee Member- Research
  • Assistant Programme officer N.S.S.
Email ID : sharad.goswami@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Mr. S.C. Shinde
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc. Ph.D. awaited
Experience :
High Lights
  • Thesis entitled: Vegetation studies of Tamhini and surrounding region of Western Ghats of Maharashtra.
  • Areas of Interest: Plant Systematics
  • Coordinator Nature Club
  • Committee Member Central Counselling Centre
  • Committee Member Examination
Email ID : snehal.shinde@moderncollegegk.org

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