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Departmental Introduction:

Department was established in August 1992 and the total built up area of the department is 800sq.ft.The department has well equipped laboratories for under-graduate studies. The department has museum which includes specimens right from fossils and plant materials. The departmental library has a good collection of textbooks, reference books and journals of national and international reputes. 

Basic course B.Sc. with following subject combinations:

  • Chemistry/Botany/Zoology
  • Chemistry/Botany/Microbiology
  • Chemistry/Botany/Environmental Science

Course Offered :

Course

Year of Establishment

System

UG (B.Sc.)

1992

Semester

Major Instruments and Equipments available

  • Binocular microscopes 
  • Binocular microscope with camera
  • Centrifuge
  • Digital camera
  • Electronic balance
  • Bacteriological Incubator
  • Oven
  • pH meter
  • Photocalorimeter
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Soxhlet apparatus
  • Water bath Thermostatic
  • Refractometer

Teaching staff:

S.No. Name Qualification Designation

1

Dr. (Mrs.) Sulbha. V. Kulkarni

M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D. , B.A. Vedang Jyotishya & Shastri.

Associate Professor & Head

2

Dr. Vinod S. Dongre

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Non-teaching staff:

  • Shri. Surendra P. Barai
  • Ph.D. Supervisors & Research areas
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Sulbha. V. Kulkarni:   Embryology & Palynology.
  • Dr. Vinod S. Dongre:   Cytogenetics & Plant breeding

Research projects:

S. No. Name Title of the project Funding agency Principle/Co-investigator Grands sanctioned

1

Dr. (Mrs.) Sulbha. V. Kukarni

1. Studies on physico-chemical parameter, micro-flora and antibacterial activity of some branded honey and local honey in Nagpur region. (Feb. 2011).

2. Studies on some traditional medicinal plants & their effects on pituitary testicular axis in male Albino rats.

UGC

 

 

UGC

Principle investigator

 

 

Co-investigator

8,42,361/-

 

 

1,00,000/-

2

Dr. Vinod S. Dongre

Effect of industrial effluent on Triticum aestivum & Brassica compestris.

UGC

Principle investigator

1,00,000/-

 Research papers published:

S.No. Name National International

1

Dr. Mrs. Sulbha. V. Kukarni

15

05

2

Dr. Vinod S. Dongre

04

02

Books published: 03

Workshops / Seminars organized in last five years

S.No. Seminar/Conference Title Date

1

International Conference

II nd World Congress for Man and Nature-2012 on Global Change: Impact on Biodiversity, Culture and Technology. 

03rd, 04th and 05th Nov. 2012.

2

National Conference

Recent trends in Life Sciences, Material Sciences and Home Sciences. 

04.10.2015

Guest lectures/workshops

  • Satellite DNA and Repetative DNA.13.01.2011 delivered by Dr. T. Shriniwasu  Prof. Dept. of Botany, PGTD,Nagpur.
  • Bonsai plants.23.08.2011 delivered & demonstrated by Dr. Preeti Katkwar.

Awards and recognition

Distinguished Researcher award to Dr. Mrs. Sulbha V. Kulkarni in 1st International Conference Nov. 2015.

Highlights:

  • Consistently good university result.
  • Active participation of students in various departmental activities like Field activities,Educational tours,visits,workshops,seminars,group discussions,Herbarium & chart preparation.
  • Regular teaching and its follow up.
  • Guidance is given to students to improve the subject knowledge & skill as per their need.
  • Departmental staffs always try to develop cordial rapport with the students and their parents.
  • More emphasis is given to show the fresh plant specimen to the students in the practical classes for morphological study.
  • International and National Conference/Seminars attended: 48.
  • Papers published in International journals: 21 and National: 08.
  • Consultancy services to Govt. Ayurvedic College.

Contact

Dr. (Mrs.) Sulbha. V. Kulkarni
Department of Botany, 
Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur.
M.No.: 9765999468 e.mail: drsulbhakulkarni@gmail.com

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