Departments

Botany Department

HOD
Dr. S. Y. Jadhav

ESTABLISHMENT 1967
COURSES AVAILABLE B.Sc. BOTANY
ADD ON COURSES AVAILABLE CAREER ORIENTED COURSE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
I) Certificate Course in Biotechnology
II) Diploma Course in Biotechnology
III) Advanced Diploma Course in Biotechnology

INFRA-STRUCTURE AVAILABLE:

Laboratory No. 1. 104 sq m
Laboratory No. 2 59 sq m
Staff Room 20 sq m
Preparation Room 17 sq m

FACILITIES AVAILABLE:

Computer with internet, LCD Projector, Audio-Visual Teaching-Learning aids, Digital Eye Piece, BOD Incubator, Digital Camera, Laminar Air Flow Cabinet, Tissue culture incubation racks, Binocular Microscopes, Herbarium bank, Meteorological instruments, Plant Specimen Museum, etc

BOTANICAL GARDEN:

The botanical garden is one of the biggest botanical gardens in colleges affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. It supports many rare, medicinal, endangered and endemic plants growing in 1 Area.
Biodiversity: 360 plant species (including Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms)

DEPARTMENTAL INVESTMENT:

Cost of Furniture: Rs. 72,037/-
Cost of Glassware Chemicals: Rs. 8,41,768/-

TEACHING FACULTY:

Sr. No. Name of the teacher Designation Edu. Qualification Experience Phone No.
1 Dr. S. Y. Jadhav
(sanyjadhav@yahoo.co.in)
Assistant Professor and HOD M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET 20 Yrs 9763708711
2 Dr. S. S. Khot
(skhot1976@yahoo.co.in)
Assi. Prof., PG Teacher & M.Phil Guide M.Sc., Ph.D. 12 Yrs 9405561176
3 Mr. J. Y. Buchade
(jybuchade@rediffmail.com)
Assistant Professor M.Sc., M.Phil. 32 Yrs 9403142229
4 Mr. M. N. Patil
(mnpbotany123@yahoo.com)
Assistant Professor M.Sc., M.Phil. 22 Yrs 9404701629

CURRENT MAJOR EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT:

Sr. No. Event Organized Date Beneficiaries
1 Exhibition of the Herbal products prepared by B.Sc.-II students Feb 2013 More than 200 students
2 Workshop on ‘Greeting Cards Preparation’ using plant herbariums Jan 2013 150 Students
3 Workshop for B.Sc.-II students on ‘RESEARCH METHODOLOGY’ Dec 2012 60 Students
4 Workshop on ‘Microscope’ for High-school Teachers and students Dec 2010 18 Teachers and 318 students of High School

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT:

Students of B.Sc.-III BOTANY Received Awards in ‘AVISHKAR’ – Research Paper Presentation Competitions, consecutively for four years.

2012-13 i)First Prize in Agriculture and animal Husbandry at District level and
ii)Third Prize in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry at University level.
2011-12 i)Second Prize in Pure Science and
ii)Second Prize in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.
2010-11 First Prize in Pure Sciences;
2009-10 Second Prize in Pure Sciences.

Miss. M. N. Malekar (B.Sc.-III BOTANY) received 1st Prize in the G.V.Joshi Essay writing competition – 2008 – An University Level Competition.Outstanding results of B.Sc.-III for last several years.

The faculty members are working on two Minor Research Projects funded by UGC with a total outlay of Rs. 2,10,000/-.

Staff members are actively engaged in research activities and few of the staff members have received awards in National and International Conferences as ‘Young Scientist Award’.

PROMINENT ALUMNI OF THE DEPARTMENT

Dr. T. T. Mane (Prof., Pune), Dr. Sanjay Moharekar (Research Associate,
Japan), Vishwas Patil (Entrepreneur, Seema Biotech, Talsande), Kavita
Khot (MBA, UK), Dr. S. G. Dalavi (Sr. Scientist, VSI, Pune), Supriya
Chopade (MBA-Biotech, Maskat), Pravin Pawar (Cipla India, Goa),
Abhijeet Desai (entrepreneur, Mumbai)….

FUTURE PLANS

Documentation and Digitization of plants from BOTANICAL GARDEN.
Organization of Exhibition on Horticultural Term Papers and Project Reports of students.
To train the students for Personality development and Communication Skills.
To organize programme to built up a rapport between
Farmers and College teachers to tackle the problems from the field.
To develop ROCK GARDEN.
To create awareness about the pollution free, clean environment among the students.