Dept. of Botany

The Department of Botany is the oldest Department established with the establishment of the College in 1961. From its establishment, following dignitaries gave their valuable contribution as Head of this Department:

            Name Duration
1. Shri. Salunke 1961 – 1962
2. Shri. Kandhare 1962 – 1964
3. Shri. T. S. Kadge 1964 – 1970
4. Dr. G. M. Tukshetty 1970 – 1989
5. Dr. T. B. Sankaye 1989 – 2002
6. Dr. P. C. Dube 2002 – 2004
7. Shri. V. M. Ingole 2004 – 2005
8. Shri. S. K. Alane 2005 – 2011
9. Dr. C.S. Swami 2011 – till date

Dr. C.S. Swami

All the above-mentioned heads as well as the entire staff gave a significant contribution in the development of the Department. They devoted for the overall development of the students and creation of subject interest among them. One of the Staff members of this Department Dr. G.M. Tukshetty worked as Principal of this College.
Since its establishment, the Department has good reputation and good academic performance in the region. It has a good record of results in University Examinations. In the University Examination (Summer-2009), Student of this Department Miss. Gaikwad Suvarna Vyankatrao secured highest marks in the subject Botany and secured Gold Medal awarded by the University.

In addition to U.G. course, we run a Career Oriented Certificate Course (C.O.C.) on “Food Processing” sanctioned by UGC under Career Oriented Programme. Prof. S.K. Alane is working as Co-ordinator of this course.
The Department has a highly qualified staff. It is actively engaged in teaching as well as research. Dr. C.S. Swami has completed a minor research project sanctioned by UGC. Prof. S.K. Alane is working for Ph.D. and his work is under progress. The staff participates in different seminars, conferences and workshops. They have published their research papers in reputed national and international journals.
The Department is spacious with buildup area of 215 sq. meters. It is having a well-furnished staff room, a store room and two laboratories with all infrastructural facilities, one for U.G. Botany and second for C.O.C. (Food Processing). The laboratories are provided with all the necessary equipments along with glassware and basic requirements like running water, electricity, etc. The ‘Botany Laboratory’ is provided with Charts, Models, Plant Specimens, Fossil Specimens, Permanent Slides, Camera Lucida , Multiple copies of Dissecting and Compound Microscopes, a Binocular Research Microscope, a Trinocular Research Microscope with Camera, Microtome Machine, Autoclave, Hot Air Oven, Laminar Air Flow, B.O.D. Incubator, Tilak Air Sampler, Electronic Balance, Spectrophotometer, Digital Photoelectric Colorimeter, Centrifuge, Water Distillation Apparatus, pH Meter, etc. ‘Food Processing Laboratory’ has all the necessary equipments, such as Tray drying oven, Deep Freezer, Pulper, Mixer, Juicer and all the Containers required for the practical work.
The Department is also provided with advanced facilities like Computers, Laptop, Broadband internet facility and LCD Projector. These tools are used by the staff in the process of teaching. It makes teaching-learning process effective and interesting. We have Departmental library, which consists of more than 170 reference books on various aspects of Botany. Two reputed six-monthly Journals are also available for reference to the staff and students. A Botanical Garden is established by the Department. It is situated on an area of 7400 Sq. ft. at the eastern side of the College. Various gymnosperms as well as medicinal plants are cultivated in the garden.
The Department organizes Field Trips and Study Tours each year for study of wide variety of plants and collection of plant specimens. Visits to Research Centres are also arranged each year.

Faculty Members

001_Botany_012-Prof.-Dr.-Chandrashekhar-Sidram-Swami Name: Dr. C. S. Swami
Designation: Assi.Prof
Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D.
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002_Botany_011-Prof.-Prof.-Alane-Shivaji-Kundlik Name: Shri. S. K. Alane
Designation: Assi.Prof
Qualification: M.Sc., B.Ed., NET.
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003_Botany_054-Prof.-Miss.-Suvarna-Vyankatrao-Gaikwad Name: Miss. Gaikwad S. V.
Designation: C.H.B. Lect.
Qualification: M.Sc.
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004_Botany_055-Prof.-Miss.-Dhamangaonkar-Anjali-Anandrao Name: Miss. Dhamangawankar A. A.
Designation: C.H.B. Lect.
Qualification: M.Sc., B.Ed.
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005_Botany_Miss.Kshirsagar-Surekha-Hariharrao Name:  Miss. Kshirsagar Surekha Hariharrao
Designation:  Lab.Assistant
Qualification:  B.Sc.
006_Botany_Shri.-Bhalerao-Nagnath-Damaji Name:  Shri. Bhalerao Nagnath Damaji
Designation:  Lab Attendent
Qualification:  S.S.C.
007_Botany_Shri.-Sharma-Surajmal-Govindlalji Name:  Sharma Surajmal Govindlalji
Designation:  Lab Attendent
Qualification:  S.S.C.

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