Department of Botany



Botany Department

Introduction

Departmentat a glance

Profileof the Department of Botany: In view oflively rural surrounding and rich diversity of plants there had been a candiddemand for opening Botany department in Govt. Kamla Devi Girl’s P.G. Collegeand therefore in 1987 formally the Botany branch was opened. Since then theDepartment of Botany has been enrolled for only general stream of course. Fromthe academic session of 2013-14, the department was upgraded to Post Graduatelevel of teaching under Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (CG) and nowit is under Hemchand Yadav University, Durg (CG) from academic session 2017-18.

Number of teaching posts :

 

Filled

Vacant

Professor

-

1

Assistant Professor

-

1

Guest Lecturer

2

-

Janbhagidari Teacher

1

-

 

Numberof non – teaching posts :

 

Filled

Vacant

Lab technician

1

-

Lab attendant

-

1

Facultyprofile with name, qualification, designation, specialization (D.Sc./ D.Lit./Ph.D./ M.Phil. etc)

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years of Experience

Mrs. Chetna Gupta

(chetna.gupta007@gmail.com)

Ph.D. (Thesis submitted)

M.Phil.

M.Sc.

G.L.

Cyanobacterial Bioremediation; Plant Tissue Culture; Plant Pathology

07

Mr. Prabhat Kumar Bais

(prabhatkumarbais7@gmail.com)

M.Sc.

G.L.

Plant Pathology

05

Ms. Deepika Shiware

(deepikashivare089@gmail.com)

M.Sc.

Janbhagidari Teacher

Medical Microbiology

01

 

Detailof Achievements of Faculty Member :

1.    Chetna Gupta

       GoldMedal in M.Sc. Previous and Final year, in year 2009 and 2010 respectively,Govt. Digvijay Autonomous P.G. College, Rajnandgaon (CG)

       SilverMedal in M.Sc. (Botany) for getting highest marks in Rajnandgaon District,Udhyachal Foundation, Rajnandgaon (CG), 2010

       UniversityMerit position in M.Phil., 2010, SOS of Life Science, Pt. Ravishankar ShuklaUniversity, Raipur (CG)

       Memberof the Board of Studies of Dept. of Botany (2013, 2017 and 2019), Govt.Digvijay Autonomous P.G. College, Rajnandgaon (CG)

       UniversityResearch Fellowship during Ph.D. (2015-17), Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University,Raipur (CG)

       Presenteda poster entitled “Morpho – Taxonomic studies of Cyanobcterial Species from thePaddy Fields of Rajnandgaon – Durg District (CG), India” in ‘25thAPSI Silver Jubilee International Scientist Meet – 2016’, Baramati (MS), India

       BestPaper Award, paper entitled “Studies on Nostocspongiaeforme for Heavy Metal Tolerance” in National Seminar on ‘AdvanceTechnique in Medical Microbiology’, Shri Shankarachaya Mahavidyalaya, Bhilai,Durg (CG), India, 2016

       3rdposition in 15th Chhattishgarh Young Scientist Congress

2.    Prabhat KumarBais

       GoldMedal in Industrial Chemistry in B.Sc., 2011, Govt. Digvijay Autonomous P.G.College, Rajnandgaon (CG)

       InterCollege Champion in Debate Competiton, 2011, Govt. Digvijay Autonomous P.G.College, Rajnandgaon (CG)

       Firstposition in Essay Competition, 2013, organized by Traffic Police, CG

       Got43rd rank in Teacher Olympiad, Regional CG and MP, 2020, organizedby Reliance Foundation and M. Centa, New Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications/seminars/ workshops/ symposia

S. No.

Name of the staff

No. of paper published in reputed journals

No. of papers presented in seminars/ attended seminars, workshops, symposia and hands on training

No. of Citation

h – 1

index

1.

Mrs. Chetna Gupta

07

18

06

01

2.

Mr. Prabhat Kumar Bais

-

01

-

-

 

SWOT Analysis

Strengths:

       Goodnumber of students have passed their exams with good marks in both UnderGraduate and Post Graduate level

       Landscapefor botanical garden

       Conductregular practical courses as requisitions of prescribed syllabus

       Facultyinvolved in the activities like research, publications and participation in theseminars, workshops, symposia and hands on training programme  and extracurricular activities etc

Weakness:

       Inadequatespace in laboratory is the major problem corresponding to the increasingstudents in Under Graduate Level

       Insufficientlaboratory equipments

       Nointernet connection in department

       Lackof proper Botanical Garden

       Lackof botanical museum and herbarium

       Poorstudent – teacher ratio

       PoorEnglish knowledge and communication skills of students

       Lackof awareness about computer and other advanced technology in students due torural background

Opportunities:

       Toincrease more exposure of students in science and technology

       Jobopportunities for students in different fields such as Forestry, Agricultureetc

       Scopefor field based research

Threats:

       Financialconstrains in up gradation of laboratory

Planof Action :

    Tointroduce enrichment programmes in English to improve English of students

    Toimpart of knowledge of botanical science among students we want to makedocumentation of medicinal plants to develop scientific attitude in thestudents so as to make them open minded, curious and rational as basicobjectives of education

    Todevelop the analytical skills and practical knowledge by using plant materialwith the help of field visits, equipments, instruments along with thecollection, analysis and interpretation of scientific data obtained in theplant science

    Topromote the students for research activity and presentation of their work apartfrom the syllabus

    Todevelop awareness of conservation of natural resources and protection ofenvironment

Demand ratio :

Class

Demand ratio

B.Sc.

1.66

M.Sc.

15

 

Numberof Students

Section

No. of Students

UG

672

PG

38

 

Departmentalactivities :

Organizedby Department:

                               Formationof Student Council of Botany Department, dated : 13/09/2017

                               Departmentand College Cleaning Activity, inspired by Clean India Mission, dated :02/10/2017

                               Organizeddepartmental seminar by Post Graduate students based on their syllabus, dated :04/10/2017 – 07/10/2017

                               Cleaningof botanical garden, dated : 12/10/2017

                               Organizedone day study tour for Post Graduate students, dated : 02/01/2018

                               OrganizedDepartmental Seminar by Post Graduate students based on their syllabus, dated :06/03/2018 – 09/03/2018

 

                               InterDepartmental Seminar on “Environment”, jointly organized by Department ofBotany and Zoology, dated : 24/08/2018

                               Departmentand College Cleaning Activity, inspired by Clean India Mission, dated :02/10/2018

                               OrganizedDepartmental Seminar by Post Graduate students based on their syllabus, dated :09/10/2018 – 12/10/2018

                               Formationof Student Council of Botany Department, dated : 10/11/2018

                               Organizeda Guest Lecture in  Genetics and GeneticEngineering for Post Graduate students, dated : 05/12/2018, Guest Speaker –Mrs. Sonal Mishra, Asst. Prof., Department of Botany, Govt. Digvijay AutonomousP.G. College, Rajnandgaon (CG)

                               Cleaningof botanical garden, dated : 03/04/2018

                               CelebratedVivekananda Jayanti, jointly by Department of Botany and Zoology, dated :12/01/2019

                               OrganizedDepartmental Seminar for Post Graduate students based on their syllabus, dated: 05/03/2019 – 08/03/2019

                               CelebratedOzone day, jointly by Department of Botany and Zoology, dated : 16/09/2019

                               Formationof Student Council of Botany Department, dated : 21/09/2019

                               Departmentand College Cleaning Activity, inspired by Clean India Mission, dated :1/10/2019 – 02/10/2019

                               CelebratedWild Life Conservation Week (for all Flora and Fauna), jointly by Department ofBotany and Zoology, dated : 02/10/2019 – 08/10/2019

                               OrganizedPlantation Programme in College Hostels by Faculty and Post Graduate students,dated : 14/10/2019

                               OrganizedDepartmental Seminar for Post Graduate students based on their syllabus, dated: 28/10/2019 – 31/10/2019

                               AwarenessProgramme on “Plastic Pollution : Problem & Prevention”, specially forUnder Graduate students; jointly organized by Department of Botany, Zoology andChemistry, dated : 04/11/2019

                               Organizeda Guest Lecture in Bacterial Reproduction for Post Graduate students, dated :08/11/2019, Guest Speaker – Ms. Swati Tiwari, Asst. Prof., Govt. ShivnathScience College, Rajnandgaon (CG)

                               OrganizedPlant Exhibition come Competition on “Best of Waste” & “Awareness Programmefor Plant Diseases and Prevention” for B.Sc. II year, M.Sc. II Sem. and M.Sc.IV Sem. students, dated : 27/01/2020, Chief Guest – Dr. Usha Mohabey (retiredHOD, Department of Psychology, Govt. Kamla Devi Rathi Girls P.G. College,Rajnandgaon, CG), Special Guest – Dr. Anita Mahiswar (HOD, Department ofBotany, Govt. Digvijay Autonomous P.G. College, Rajnandgaon, CG) and Ms. SwatiTiwari (Asst. Prof., Govt. Shivnath Science College, Rajnandgaon, CG)

Organized byStudents:

                               CelebratedTeachers Day, in the memory of Sarwapalli Dr. Radhakrishnan, dated : 05/09/2017

                               OrganizedWelcome Ceremony for M.Sc. I Sem. students, dated : 13/09/2017

                               OrganizedFarewell Ceremony for M.Sc. IV Sem. students, dated : 24/04/2018

                                Celebrated Teachers Day, in memory ofSarwapalli Dr. Radhakrishnan, dated : 05/09/2018

                               OrganizedWelcome Ceremony for M.Sc. I Sem. students, dated : 07/09/2018

                               OrganizedFarewell Ceremony for M.Sc. IV Sem. students, dated : 29/04/2019

                               CelebratedTeachers Day, in memory of Sarwapalli Dr. Radhakrishnan, dated: 05/09/2019

                               OrganizedWelcome Ceremony for M.Sc. I Sem. students, dated : 19/09/2019

Teachingplan prepared and executed :

    ConventionalBlack Board, Green Board – Chalk method, technology aided lectures,demonstration, group discussion and one day study tour, field visit

    Toenrich students in respective academic programme, they are asked to preparethemselves to deliver lecture in classroom by PPT to develop confidence

    Thestudents have interaction with outside experts, who visit department as specialguest lecturer and examiner

    Questioningand answering approach, display of visual charts

    Assigningproblems to solve independently

    Supplyof well prepared study materials and guidelines for practical’s and updatedtheories behind practical’s well before the commencement of laboratoryexperimental practices

Bestpractice in curricular aspect :

     We organizepaper wise seminar by PPT for each student of Post Graduate classes

     Group discussion

     We organize oneday study tour for Post Graduate students, where they learn the techniques ofplant identification and they collects plant materials also for practical workand herbarium preparation

     We organizeguest lecture for Post Graduate students

     Due to lack ofspace, equipments and materials facility in lab for practical work, we designedalternative practicals for Post Graduate students based on their syllabus

     We organizeplantation programme for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate students yearly

     We organizedplantation programme for B.Sc. II year students in which they planted only Gymnospermicplants based on their project work of syllabus

     We organizedplant exhibition come competition based on “Best of Waste” for B.Sc. II yearand M.Sc. II Sem. students

      We organized Awareness Programme comecompetition for Plant Diseases and Prevention for M.Sc. IV Sem. students

     We organized twodays departmental workshop on Biofertilizer Preparation from domestic wastematerials for Post Graduate students

 

Analysisof feedback :

     There should becompulsory uniform in college for Under Graduate and Post Graduate students

     There should beproper facility of drinking water, washrooms and toilets in college

     There should beproper equipments and materials facility for practical works

Library: students access the college library. Thedepartment does not have any library for under graduate students but thecomplementary copies of books of different publishers are provided from thedepartmental library for the use of post graduate students.

       Totalno. of books of Botany in college library for the use of under graduate andpost graduate student – 963

       Totalno. of books of Botany in departmental library for the use of post graduatestudents – 257

FuturePlans :

     Setting up adepartmental library for Under Graduate students

     Overallimprovement of departmental infrastructure with well equipped laboratory

     Setting up a medicinalplant garden






Botany Department Photos


Venue : Govt. Kamla Devi Rathi PG Girls College
Date : 11-02-2020

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