DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

  1. Name of the Department : Botany
  2. Year of Establishment : 1962
  3. Names of Programmes offered : B.Sc., Ph.D.
  4. Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the : Nil

departments/ units involved

  1. Annual / Semester / Choice Based Credit : B.Sc. I (CGPA)

System (programme wise)                              B.Sc. II (CGPA)

  1. Participation of the department in the courses : COC on Naturopathy and

offered by other departments                                    Cosmetology for Personal Health

with Dept. of Microbiology

  1. Courses in collaboration with other : Nil

universities, industries, foreign institutions,

etc

  1. Details of Course/Programmes discontinued : Nil

(if any) with reasons

  1. Number of Teaching Posts :
Post Sanctioned Filled
Associate Professor 01 01
Assistant Professor 01 01
  1. Faculty profile with Name, Qualification, Designation, Specialization (D.Sc./

D.Litt./ Ph.D., /M. Phil., etc) as on  05.09.2015

Name Qualification Designation Specialization Experience

(in years)

Students awarded Ph. D degree in the last 4 years
Dr. V.S. Shirashyad M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Associate Professor Cytogenetics 32 NIL
Dr. S.P. Gaikwad M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Taxonomy of Angiosperm 10 02
  1. List of Senior Visiting Faculty : Nil
  2. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical: Nil

classes handled (Programme wise) by

temporary faculty

  1. Student – Teacher Ratio (Programme wise) : 55:1
  2. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff sanctioned

and filled

Support Staff and Administrative staff Sanctioned Filled
Lab assistant 01 01
Lab attendant 01 01
Peon 01 01
  1. Qualifications of teaching faculty with D.Sc., / D.Litt., / Ph.D., / M. Phil., / PG
Name of Staff Qualification
  1. Dr. V.S. Shirashyad
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
  1. Dr. S.P. Gaikwad
M.Sc., Ph.D.

 

  1. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International

funding agencies and grants received: Nil

  1. Department projects funded by DST-FIST, UGC, DBT, ICSSR etc. and total

grants received and status

Funding Agency No. of Projects Total Grant Received Status
UGC 01 Minor Rs. 80,000/- Completed
RGSTC 01 Major Rs. 17,40,640/- Completed
  1. Research Centre facility recognized by the University: Yes (Recognized by

Solapur University, Solapur)

  1. Publications with ISSN Number-

Research Paper Published

No. Name of the Staff Number of papers published
National International
1. Dr. V.S. Shirashyad 02 07
2 Dr. S.P. Gaikwad 05 09

Number of books published and edited:

No. Name of the staff Edited Books Authored Books
1. Dr. V.S. Shirashyad 05
2. Dr. S.P. Gaikwad 02

Seminar Proceedings published in books with ISBN No.

No. Name of the Staff Papers Published in the edited books with ISBN Number
1. Dr. V.S. Shirashyad 01
2. Dr. S.P. Gaikwad 04
  1. Areas of consultancy and income generated: Nil
  2. Faculty as members in:
  3. a) National Committees – Nil
  4. b) International Committees – Nil
  5. c) Editorial Boards – Nil
  6. d) Membership in Academic bodies – Board of Studies:
No. Name University Position Year
1. Dr. S.P. Gaikwad Member of BOS, RRC & SENATE 2010-2015
  1. Student Projects:
    1. Students who have done in-house projects including inter department / programme: NA
    2. Students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e. in Research Laboratories / Industry / other agencies: NA
    3. Awards received by faculty and students:
  • S.P.Gaikwad – Fellow of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy
  1. List of eminent academicians / visitors to the department who delivered special

Lectures: Nil

  1. Seminars / Conferences / Workshops organized and the source of funding
  2. National – Nil
  3. International – Nil
  4. Student Profile (Programme / Course wise)
Year Applications Received Selected Enrolled Pass Percentage
M F
B.Sc. I
2010-2011 68 68 17 51 68.18
2011-2012 78 78 26 52 80.28
2012-2013 81 81 25 56 60.00
2013-2014 75 75 27 48 79.45
2014-2015 69 69 12 57 92.95
B.Sc. II
2010-2011 25 25 02 23 93.54
2011-2012 31 31 08 23 96.66
2012-2013 32 32 05 27 100.00
2013-2014 55 55 15 40 97.87
2014-2015 41 41 11 30 92.31
Ph.D Registered and Awarded
2011-2012 02 02 02
2012-2013 02 02 00 02
2014-2015 01 01 00 01 01 Awarded
  1. Diversity of Students:
Name of the Course Percentage of students from the same state Percentage of students from other states Percentage of students from abroad
  1. Sc.
100% Nil Nil
Ph.D. 100% Nil Nil
  1. How many students have cleared National and State Competitive Examinations

such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil Services, Defense Services, etc.

  • NET – 01
  1. Student Progression:
Student Progression Against percentage enrolled
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
 UG to PG 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Campus Selection NA NA NA NA NA
Other than campus recruitment NA NA NA NA NA
  • NA – as the department runs the course up to second year.
  1. Details of Infrastructural Facilities
No. Infrastructure Available / Number
1. Library Available
2. Computer with internet facility Central facility
3. Class room with ICT Common
4. Laboratories Available
5. Staff room 01

 

  1. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university,

government or other agencies

Type of Scholarship 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Government Scholarship
SC Scholarship 05 06 08 09 09
BC (ST+NT+OBC+VJ) 23 36 46 46 34
SBC 20 20 12 17 12
  • Institution provides financial assistance to needy students through SAF and TS-SAF.
  1. Details on student enrichment programmes (Special lectures / Workshops /

Seminar) with external experts: Nil

  1. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning
  • Student seminar; Use of computer and internet
  1. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities
  • Worked as resource person.
  • Participated in Blood donation camps organized in the college.
  • Participated in Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan.
  1. SWOC Analysis of the department and future plans
STRENGTHS:

  1. Recognized research centre
  2. Department has herbarium
  3. Collection of more than 8000 voucher species, representing 1700 flowering plants.
WEAKNESS:

  1. Sc. Botany up to second year.
OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. Increase in Major/ Minor research projects
  2. Provision of the consultancy services
  3. Collaborative activities
CHALLENGES:

  1. Development of disease free variety of pomegranate
  2. Development of draught resistant variety of Jowar

FUTURE PLAN

  1. To organize the National/International seminar/workshop/conferences in Botany.
  2. Enhancement of research work.