Government M. H. College of Home Science & Science for Women, Autonomous, Jabalpur, M. P.
NAAC Reaccreditated 2012 : A grade CGPA - 3.41
 

Department Of Botany

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT The department of Botany was established in 1958. Post-graduation in Botany was started in 1971, with specialization in Plant-Pathology. In 1990, two more specializations i.e. Microbiology & Phycology were added. At undergraduate level Microbiology was initially started in combination with Chemistry & Zoology under self-financing scheme in1999. This combination was later changed to Chemistry; Microbiology and Botany. The department is running post graduation course in Microbiology since 2002. 3-months certificate course on instrumentation and Bonsai.

Names Of Heads :
1 Dr. S. Mittal 1958 – 1962 ( Head Deptt. of Biology )
2 Dr. S.Gupta 1962 – 1964 ( Head Deptt. of Botany )
3 Dr. A. P. Shukla 1964 – 1965
4 Dr. S.Gupta 1965 – 1968
5 Dr. S. N. Awasthi 1968 – 1971
6 Dr. S. Gupta 1971 – 1972
7 Dr. H.N. Tiwari 1973 – 1975
8 Dr. N. Sen 1975 – 1992
9 Dr. R. Shukla 1992 – 2000
10 Dr. A Newsarkar 2000 – 2001
11 Dr. R. Shukla 2001 – 2002
12 Dr. A. Dubey 2002 – 2007
13 Dr. K. Agarwal 2007 – 2009
14 Dr. Shashi Tiwari 2009 – 2010
15 Dr. Neelima Raipuria 2011 – 2015
16 Dr. Sheela Vishwakarma 2015 – 2017
17 Dr. Akhilesh Ayachi 2017 – till date
Self – Finance Subject Run By The Depaetment:
  • BSc - Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany
  • MSc - Microbiology
Infrastructure
  • LABORATORIES :
    • Undergraduate Laboratories : Botany-02, Microbiology-02
    • Postgraduate Laboratories : Botany-02, Microbiology-02

  • LIBRARY : Department has separate library for Botany & Microbiology, with sufficient number of books for P G students. The books are well classified under different heads such as – General Botany, Microbiology, Cytology, Physiology, Taxonomy, Genetics, Ecology, Plant Pathology etc.

    SR. NO. PARTICULARS QUANTITY
    1 Total No. of UGC Books 448
    2 Books (General Fund) 1501
    3 Journals 05
  • MAJOR EQUIPMENT:

    SR. NO. PARTICULARS QUANTITY
    1 Camera Lucida 03
    2 pH meter 02
    3 Colony Counter 02
    4 Olympus Research Binocular Microscopes 02
    5 B.O.D Incubator 02
    6 Centrifuge 02
    7 Laminar Air Flow 02
    8 Stereoscopic Microscope 01
    9 Micro scope 50
    10 Oven 06
    11 Incubator 03
    12 Laptop 01
    13 LCD 01
    14 Mixer Grinder 01
    15 OHP 03
    16 Micro wave 01
    17 Electro Phoresis Kit 01
    18 Spectro Photometer 01
  • COURSE COMBINATIONS WITH BOTANY

    UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

    1. Chemistry, Botany, Zoology (CBZ)
    2. Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany (CMBB)
    3. Chemistry, Biotechnology, Botany (CBTB)

    POSTGRADUATE LEVEL

    1. Botany
    2. Microbiology

    The curriculum is

    1. Recommended by Central Board of Studies and approved by HE the Governor of M.P.
    2. Board of studies of the Department

    RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

    • One Research Project by MPCOST was completed in July 2009
    • One Minor Research Project by UGC is under process
    • One Minor Research Project by UGC was completed by
      Dr. Anuradha Dave in 2015-2017
    • National Workshop on Mushroom Cultivation 2016-17
    • National Seminar on "Environmental Conservation issues and strategies" March 2017-18
    • National Workshop on "Vigyan Lok Vyapikaran" organized by Jigyasa 2018
    • Well equiped Research Lab
    • Faculty members awarded Ph.D. Degree:
      1. Dr. Manjula Pathak - 2004
      2. Dr. Anuradha Dave - 2005
    • The faculty members awarded PhD:
      1. Dr.(Smt.) Sulekha Pathak
      2. Dr.(Smt.) Rajni Nigam
      3. Dr.(Smt.) Vijaya Shrivastava Kaushal
      4. Dr.(Smt.) Rachna Pandey
    • Dr. A K Ayachi Registered as guide for Ph-D in Botany  & Microbiology:
      1. Registered candidates : 03
      2. Awarded candidates : 07
      3. Alotted for Ph-D :      02
      4. Book published on "Credibility of folk Claims of Manipur and Nagaland" ISBN No.978-90-85304-99-6, Authors- Dr. A K Ayachi & Dr. Aparna Awasthi

    ACTIVITY GROUPS :

    • Sir Jagdish Chandra Basu activity club performs various activities throughout the year.
    • One-day workshop on Bonsai Preparation.
    • Workshop on Mushroom cultivation.
    • Workshop on Microscope maintenance
    • State level Environmental Awareness Examination was conducted.
    • Guest lectures on special topics by eminent persons.
    • Antony vam Leeuwenhoek Club performes activities throught the year

    • DEPARTMENTAL MAGAZINE : Annual departmental magazine titled “HARITIMA” and "Microbial World" is being published with the contribution of students, staff & other persons from various institutes.

    • EXCURSION / EDUCATIONAL TOURS / VISITS –

      Regular visits to S.F.R.I., T.F.R.I., and J.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur, and outstation trips are organized every year to places like Fossil Park (Ghughwa), Amarkantak & Pachmadi .


      Industrial Visit coca colafactory (24 march 2018) and sanchi milk factory (23 jan 2013)


      Institutianal visit RDVV (09 sep 2017)

    • GOLD MEDAL : Gold Medals sponsored by the Faculty

      Topper of MSc Microbiology : sponsored by Dr. Rani Shukla Retd. Professor

      Topper of MSc Botany : sponsored by Dr. Asha Dubey Retd. Professor

      Highest Marks in Botany BSc CBZ Group sponsored by Dr. Vijiya Shrivastava Retd. Professor

    • LIST OF STAFF MEMBERS :

      1. Dr. A.K. Ayachi Professor & Head
      2. Dr. S. Vishwakrama Professor
      3. Dr. A. Dave Professor
      4. Dr. S. Pathak Associate Professor
      5. Mrs. R. Nigam Associate Professor
      6. Mrs. V. Shrivastava Associate Professor
      7. Mrs. R. Pandey Associate Professor
      8. Dr. Priyanka Raj Asstt. Professor

     

    • LIST OF CLASS III AND IV :

      • Lab Technician - Mr. Rajneesh Jain
      • Lab Attendant - Mr. Purushottam Sen
      • Lab Attendent - Mr. Vishal Gond
    • Photos


      Workshop on vermicomposting.


      Workshop on Mushroom Cultivation


      Farewell of Dr. Kala Agarwal Professor & Head


      Farewell of Dr. Vijiya Shrivastava.


      Photo of Staff Member


      Photo of M.Sc. Students 2009-10.

 
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