About Department Botany

Name of the Head of Department       : Prof. Deepak Vyas

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  1. Name of the Department                  : 6.1 Department of Botany

Year of Establishment                           : 1946

  1. Brief Introduction of the Department :

The Department of Botany was established with the inception of the University in 1946. Founder of the department was Prof. R.D. Misra, FNA., the father of Ecology in India. Subsequently, it was nurtured under the leadership of Prof. S.B. Saksena, FNA., in association with Prof. T.V. Desikachari, FNA, Prof. Y.D. Tiyagi, Prof. L.P. Mall and many other stalwarts. Under the leadership of Late Prof. K.M. Vyas Department has been recognized as a centre of excellence by the state government and a centre of higher learning in Plant Sciences by University Grant Commission as DRS, DSA and SAP. Botanic Garden of the department was recognized by Botanic Garden Conservation International, Kew United Kingdom, as an Ex-situ conservation management center. The Botanic impart environmental awareness to school children and college students and also provide teaching materials for various colleges and universities. People from different walk of life come to visit garden. The Department is imparting UG, PG and Ph.D. Courses.

                         

  1. (a)  Details of Teaching Faculty                   :

Sl.

No.

Name

Designation

Degree (University /

Institute from which awarded)

Subject Specialization

1.

Prof. P.K. Khare

Professor

M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Dr.HSG VV Sagar)

Forest Ecology, Biodiversity conservation and climate change

2.

Prof. A.N. Rai

Professor

M.Sc. – Rohilkhand University, Bareilly

Ph.D. – Gorakpur University

Mycology, Fungal Taxonomy

3.

Prof. (Smt.) A. Mehta

Professor

M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Dr.HSG VV Sagar)

Microbiology and Biotechnology

4.

Prof. D. Vyas

Professor

M.Sc. – (Dr.HSG VV Sagar)

Ph.D. – B.H.U., Varanasi

Mycorrhizal Technology,             Mushroom Biology

5.

Prof. M.L. Khan

Professor

M.Sc. -   Kanpur University

Ph.D. –   NEHU, Shillong

Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem Services

6.

Dr. A. J. Bishwas

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Dr.HSG VV Sagar)

Ecology

7.

Dr. (Smt.) P.Dehariya

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Dr.HSG VV Sagar)

Mushroom Biology

8.

Dr. A. Kumar

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.- (H.N.B.Garhwal Univ., Srinagar)

Ph.D.- (IIT Delhi)

Microbiology

 

  1.  

Sl.

No.

Name

Degree (University /

Institute from which awarded)

Subject Specialization

1.

Dr. Prakash Kushwaha

M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Dr.HSG VV Sagar)

Mycology

2.

Dr. Ravindra S. Thakur

M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Dr.HSG VV Sagar)

Mycology

 

  1. Student Intake Capacity (PG)                                 : 30

 

  1. Number of Teaching and Non Teaching Staff in the department (during 2017-18)          :  

Designation

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Total

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

Professor

-

-

-

-

-

-

04

01

04

01

Associate Professor

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Assistant Professor

 

01

01

-

-

-

01

-

02

01

Technical Assistant

(Herbarium Assit.)

-

-

-

-

-

-

01

-

01

-

Photographer cum Artist

-

-

-

-

01

-

-

-

01

-

Laboratory Assistant

01

-

-

-

--

-

01

-

02

-

Lab Attendant

01

-

-

-

-

-

04

-

05

-

UDC

01

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

01

-

LDC

-

-

-

-

-

-

01

-

01

-

MTS

02

-

01

-

01

-

06

-

10

-

Minimum Pay

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

07

-

 

  1. (a) Details of the Courses (CBCS) conducted by the Department (PG Programme) :

I

Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

BOT-CC-121

Biology and Diversity of Viruses, Bacteria & Fungi (Theory)

04

BOT-CC-122

Biology and Diversity of Viruses, Bacteria & Fungi  (Practical) 

02

BOT-CC-123

Biology and Diversity of Algae, Bryophytes & Pteridophytes (Theory)

04

BOT-CC-124

Biology and Diversity of Algae, Bryophytes & Pteridophytes  (Practical)

02

BOT-CC-125

Biology and Diversity of Spermatophytes (Theory)

04

BOT-CC-126

Biology and Diversity of Spermatophytes (Practical)

02

BOT-EC-121

Mushroom Biology (Theory)

03

BOT-EC-122

Mushroom Biology (Practical) 

01

BOT-EC-123

Ecosystem Services (Theory)

03

BOT-EC-124

Ecosystem Services (Practical) 

01

II

Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

BOT CC- 221

Cytogenetics (Theory)

04

BOT CC 222

Cytogenetics  (Practical) 

02

BOT CC 223

Plant Physiology  (Theory)

04

BOT CC 224

Plant Physiology (Practical)

02

BOT CC 225

Plant Development and Reproduction (Theory)

04

BOT CC 226

Plant Development and Reproduction (Practical) 

02

BOT EC 221

Forest Ecology (Theory)   

03

BOT EC 222

Forest Ecology (Practical)  

01

BOT EC 223

Fungal Biosystematics (Theory)

03

BOT EC 224

Fungal Biosystematics (Practical) 

01

BOT OE 221

Basic Concepts of Botany (Theory)

02

Add on Course

Organic Farming

02

III

Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

BOT CC 321

Molecular Biology (Theory)

04

BOT CC 322

Molecular Biology (Practical) 

02

BOT CC 323

Biochemistry (Theory)

04

BOT CC 324

Biochemistry (Practical)

02

BOT CC 325

Plant Ecology (Theory)

04

BOT CC 326

Plant Ecology (Practical)

02

BOT EC 321

Plant Protection (Theory)

03

BOT EC 322

Plant Protection (Practical) 

01

BOT EC 323

Limnology (Theory)

03

BOT EC 324

Limnology (Practical)

01

BOT EC 325

Software’s Applications in Modern Biology (Theory)

03

BOT EC 326

Software’s Applications in Modern Biology (Practical)

01

BOT OE 321

Economic Botany (Theory)

02

IV

Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

BOT CC 421

Genetic Engineering (Theory)

04

BOT CC 422

Genetic Engineering (Practical)

02

BOT CC 423

Biotechnology (Theory)

04

BOT CC 424

Biotechnology (Practical)

02

BOT CC 425

Ecology and Environment (Theory)

04

BOT CC 426

Ecology and Environment (Practical)

02

BOT EC 421

Land scaping and Garden Management (Theory)

03

BOT EC 422

Land scaping and Garden Management (Practical)

01

BOT EC 423

Biodiversity and Conservation (Theory)

03

BOT EC 424

Biodiversity and Conservation (Practical)

01

BOT EC 425

Climate Change and Current Issues (Theory)

03

BOT EC 426

Climate Change and Current Issues (Practical)

01

 

(b) Course Conducted by the Department for Ph.D. Programme:

Courses

Code

Course Title

Credits

 

I

 Semester

BOT-141 

Research Methodology

4

BOT-142 

Fundamentals of Plant Science

4

BOT-143 

Reviewing of published research in relevant field

4

Elective course one

BOT-E-143 

Applied Ecology

4

BOT-E-144 

Applied Microbiology

4

 

 

  1. Allied and Cognate Subjects :

Allied Subjects

Cognate Subjects

Ecology, Microbiology, Genetics, Horticulture

Forestry, Ethnobotany

 

  1. (a) Student Particulars (2017-18)  :

Sl.

No.

Courses / Semester

SC

ST

General

OBC

Total

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

1.

I Semester (July 2017)

-

04

03

-

03

04

03

05

09

13

2.

II Semester (Jan. 2018)

-

02

03

-

03

03

02

03

08

08

3.

III Semester (July 2017)

02

01

-

-

03

05

01

01

06

07

4.

IV Semester (Jan. 2018)

02

01

-

-

03

04

01

01

06

06

9.

Ph.D. Course work (July 2017)

-

-

-

-

-

01

02

-

02

01

 

(b) Students Support and Progress :

        (i) Total No. of Students (2017-18):

  1.  
  1.  
  1.  
  •  
  1.  
  1.  
  1.  
  1.  
  1.  
  1.  
  1.  
  1.  

-

-

14

14

02

01

16

15

 

        (ii) No. of Student outside the state : 13

 

        (iii)Students belonging during 2017-18:

UR

SC

ST

OBC

PC

Total

13

05

03

7

Nil

28

 

 

 

(c) Course / Programmewise Distribution of Pass Percentage         :

Programme/Semester

Registered

Appeared

No. of Pass students

Pass Percentage

M.Sc. Semester I

19

18

12

66.67

M.Sc. Semester III

 

13

12

92.31

 

  1. Study Tour / CSST conducted during 2017-18          :  Study tour was conducted in February 2018  for II & IV sem  to visit Titarpani

 

  1. Achievement of students if any, under year of report (during 2017-18) :

Richa Kumari                               -   Climate change Ph.D. Scholarship Set up by EFCO, Bhopal (M.P.)

Anamika Dubey           -   INSPIRE Fellowship from DST

 

 

  1. Details of Scholars Registered for Ph.D. Programme during 2017-18 :

Sl.

No.

Name of Scholars

Registration

No.

Title of Dissertation

/Thesis

Name of Supervisor(s)

1.

Priya Pathak

Y174610012011264033

Yet to Allotted

Prof. D. Vyas

2.

Chandan Singh

Y174610021015034033

Yet to Allotted

Prof. D. Vyas

3.

Tinku Kumar

Y174610031015264033

Yet to Allotted

Dr. A.J. Bishwas

 

  1. Details of total scholars enrolled for Ph.D. Programme in the department (during 2017-18) :

Name of Supervisor

Designation

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Total

 

 

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

Prof. D. Vyas

Professor

 

 

 

 

01

 

 

01

01

01

Dr. A.J. Bishwas

Asstt. Prof.

 

 

 

 

01

 

 

 

01

 

 

  1. Details of Candidates qualified for the Ph.D. degree (submitted / awarded during 2017-18):

Sl.

No.

Name

Registration

No.

Title of Dissertation/Thesis

Supervisor

1.

Ms. Vandana Bharti

 

Y1146110004

“Isolation and Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria and its Potential Application as Probiotics”

Prof. A. Mehta

2.

Shri Prakash Kushwaha

 

Y1246110002

“Fungal Biodiversity from the Forest Flora of Chhatarpur (M.P.) – A Survey, Collection and Mycotaxonomic Study”

Prof. A.N. Rai

3.

Ku. Neha Awasthi

 

Y1346110001

“Studies of Phytopathoganic Fungi at Sagar.”

Prof. A.N. Rai

4.

Rafiq Ahmad Dar

 

Y1246110006

“Foliicolous Mycoflora of South Kashmir

A Mycotaxonomic Study”

Prof. A.N. Rai

5.

Jaishri Surywanshi

 

Y1246110005

“Foliicolous fungi from the Forest Flora of Balaghat(M.P.) – A Mycotaxonomic Survey and Investigation”

Prof. A.N. Rai

6.

Shri Daulatram Gwalwanshi

 

Y1246110001

“Studies on the Wild Medicinal Flora of Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Amit Jugnu Bishwas

7.

Ms. Vaishali Gupta

 

Y1146110009

“Production of Allelo Chemicals from Waste Water Cyanobacteria and their Morphological Cytological and Biochemical Effects on Rice Plants”

Prof. D. Vyas

 

  1.  Details of students who are receiving Fellowship/Financial Support :

Variables

Details

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Grand Total

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

Ph.D.

UGC Research Fellow Grant (JRF/SRF)

01

-

01

-

-

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

01

-

01

DHSGSU-UGC Fellowship

-

-

-

-

-

-

02

-

02

-

01

01

-

01

01

 

  1. Number of publications (Research Papers, Books, Chapters in Books published/ presented / chaired sessions / attended Seminars / Conferences / Workshops; Invited Lectures given by Teaching Faculty)

Sl.

No.

Name of Faculty

Research

Papers Published

Books

Published

Chapters

in Books

Papers presented

Chaired sessions

Attended

Seminars / Conferences

Invited Lectures given

1.

Prof. P. K. Khare

4

 

 

1

1

 

1

2.

Prof. A. N. Rai

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

3.

Prof. M. L. Khan

8

 

2

3

3

3

9

4.

Dr. P. Dehariya

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

5.

Dr. A. Kumar

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

Total

14

 

2

5

5

7

10

 

  1. No. of Conference / Seminar organized by the Department  :  

Level

International

National

University

Number

-

01

-

Sponsoring Agencies

 

UGC,Botnical Society Sagar

Dr. Harisingh Gour V.V. Sagar (M.P.)

 

  1. Ongoing Major / Minor Research Projects at the Department :  1. DST, 2.  ISRO

 

  1. Research funds sanctioned and received from various funding agencies and other organizations :

Nature of Project (Name)

Duration / Year

Name of the funding Agency

Total grant sanctioned

  •  

Research & Development

Two years

DST

Rs. 1920000

Yes

Research & Development

II phase

ISRO

Rs. 800000/

Yes

 

  1. Number of Candidates Qualified in NET/JRF/SLET Examination in the year 2017-18 : 01

 

  1.  (a) Any other information relating to Seminars/Workshops organized by Faculty Members :
  • Prof. D. Vyas organized one national conference & one national Workshop

 

(b) Awards given to teachers, invited / special lectures, (innovative / best practices introduced by the department etc. to be included) : 

  • Awarded the Faculty Mobility Fellowship by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute to carry out research at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (March, 2018)
  • Awarded the Fellowship by International Society for Environmental Botanists, Lucknow (December, 2017)

 

 (c)  Number of Successful candidates in Public Service Examinations (2017-18)  : 01