Department of Botany
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  Introduction : -

A) Year of establishment : - 1964

B) No. of Ph.D. - Awarded - 123
   No. of M.Phil. - Awarded - 105

C) Ph.D.s working - 33          M.Phil. working – 09

D) No. of Research Projects -  Major : 23, Minor:85

E) Conferences/Seminars Organized - Regional – 03 International - 02

F) Refresher Courses conducted for College Teacher - 13

G) No. of Teacher Fellows –    Ph.D. 43              M.Phil. - 25

  Subject/Research  Areas : -
The Department  has made significant research Contributions in the field of
  1. Photosynthetic carbon metabolism
  2. Ecophysiology of    mangroves
  3. Conservation Ecology in Coastal ecosystems
  4. Marine algae 
  5.  Fungal Taxonomy and Cytology
  6. Stress physiology of major crops and weeds
  7. Biodiversity of Western ghats 
  8. Cytological and cultural studies of medicinal plants
  9. Fossil flora of Gondwana Land. 
  10. Coastal Bioresources

Department has successfully conducted several major Research Projects funded by agencies such as PL-480, D.S.T., D.A.E., D.B.T., D.O.E., U.G.C., C.S.I.R., M.O.E.F.,  DR. M. S. Swami nathan Research Foundation, Chennai (DBT),  Pragat Pratishthan, Mumbai and HICO Products Ltd. Mumbai.  At present following projects are in operation in the Department –

Title  :  Preparation of field guide for mangroves
Project Investigator   :  Dr. L.J. Bhosale
Coast of the Project   : 3,51,000
Funding :  MPCB
Duration                     : 2003-2005
Research Fellow        : 2
     
Title: : Survey and Ex-situ conservation of some threatened Medicinal plants of Maharashtra.
 Project Investigator : Dr. (Smt. ) P.D. Mahekar
Coast of the Project : 9,00,000
 Funding: : DST –fast frack
Duration : 2004-2007
Research Fellow :  
     
Title                 : Domestication of potential ornamental plants from Wild bioresources of the Western Ghats.
Project Investigator : : Dr. S. R. Yadav.
Coast of the Project : : Rs. 37,10,000/-
Funding                       : : DBT 
Duration                     : 2004-2007
Research Fellow        : Two
     
Title     : In-vitro multiplication of Myrobalan( Terminalia chebula Retz).
Project Investigator : : Dr. G. B. Dixit
Coast of the Project : : Rs.  5,93,600/-
Funding                       : UGC
Duration                     : : 2005-2007
Research Fellow        :  : One
     
Title : Conservation and cultivation of Ferns of Western  Ghats
Project Investigator : Dr. M. M. Dongare
Coast of the Project : Rs.  8,00,000/-
Funding                     : MOEF
Duration                     : 2005-2008
Research Fellow       : 2
     
Title      : Taxonomy Capacity Building in grass systematic
Project Investigator : Prof. Dr. S.R. Yadav
Coast of the Project : Rs. 16,41,000/-
Funding                      :  MOEF.
Duration                    : 2005-2008
Research Fellow      : Two
     
Title                            :  ‘Mapping and quantitative assessment of Geographical Distribution and the population status of plant resoures of Western Ghats’
Project Investigator : Prof. (Dr.) S. R. Yadav.
Coast of the Project     : 30.21 lakhs
Funding                        : DBT
Duration                     : 2004-2008
Research Fellow        : Four Year

  Academic Programs Offered : -

Ph.D.
M.Phil.
M.Sc. (Semester System)
M.Sc. (T & D)

  Course Structure : -


The M.Sc. course is composed of Four Semesters. For each Semester, there are four theory papers and four practicals based on four theory papers. (Details of the course available in the M.Sc syllabus).

  Subject Specialization at M.Sc. Part - II : -
  1. Plant Physiology
  2. Mycology and Plant Pathology
  3. Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding
  4. Energy, Ecology and Environment
  5. Angiosperm Taxonomy
  6. Plant Biotechnology
  7. Marine Botany
  8. Palaeobotany  *

*          Temporarily suspended.

  Student Intake capacity : -
I) M.Sc.:-    
  Seats/intake capacity   50
 Eligibility :  B.Sc. Botany/ Plant  Protection/ Seed Technology
Admission Procedure  

: Admission based on  Performance in Entrance Exam., B.Sc. marks & according to Govt. guidelines
Fees for M.Sc. : As per University rules
     
II) M.Phil. :    
Seats/intake capacity : 20
Eligibility :  M. Sc. Botany  (Second class)
Admission Procedure : Admission based on Performance in Entrance Examination
Fees  As per University rules
     
III) Ph.D. : -    
 Seats/intake capacity :  Eight Ph.D. students per research guide
Eligibility : M.Sc. Botany (55 % marks)
 Admission Procedure : Admission after approval of synopsis by University Research Committee. 
Fees :   As per University rules
  Faculty : -

Name of the Teacher

Designation

Teaching Experience

Qualifications

Specialization

Dr. B.A. Karadge

Professor & Head

32

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Plant Physiology & Biochemestry

Dr. P.D. Chavan

Professor

33

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Plant Physiology & Biochemestry

Dr. G.B. Dixit

Professor

26

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding

Dr. S.S. Kamble

Professor

21

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Mycology, Plant Pathology

Dr. S.R. Yadav

Professor

23

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Taxonomy of angiosperms

Dr.(Smt.) A.B. Sabale

Reader

17

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Plant Physiology

Dr.(Smt.) M.M. Dongare

Reader

15

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Plant Ecology,Cryptogams

Dr.(Smt.) N.S. Chavan

Reader

18

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding, Mangrove Eco Physiology

Smt. V.S. Rathod

Lecturer

03

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Ethnobotany, Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding

Dr. N.B. Gaikwad

Lecturer

03

M.Sc., Ph.D., SET Qualified

Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding

Shri R.V. Gurav  *

Lecturer

07

M.Sc., SET Qualified

Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding

        * Temporary
  Facilities Offered: -

1.  Botanical Garden 8.  Audiovisual aids,
2.  Polyhouses 9.  Museum,
3.  Herbarium  and fungal  collection 10.  Departmental Library,
4.  Tissue Culture Laboratory 11.  Fluorescence Microscope,
5.  Radiotracer laboratory 12.  Ultra freedge,
6.  Computers, 13.  Water purification System.
7.  Equipments such as UV_Visible spectrophotometer ,  Autoporometer,  Gas chromatography, Stereomicroscope, Janaval microscope, Refrigerated centrifuge, Gel ectrophoresis apparatus,    
  Interaction / Collaboration with University / Industry / Laboratory: -

The Shivaji University has signed M.O.U. with Goa University and interaction of faculty members with faculty of Goa University  has commenced.  The department is performing a colaborative research with Plant tissue Culture Section of B.A.R.C., Mumbai.   Many of the faculty members serve as resource persons in their respective subjects  in Academic Staff Colleges in other Universities.  Department has successfully completed  consultancy projects with  Oshiwara land Development Co. (Pvt.) Ltd.     The department offers help in a) Identification of plants  b) Identification of Plant Pasthogens  c)  Coastal Zone management   d) Correction of Physiological disorders in crops and  e) Tissue culture technology.

  Contact Person : -

Prof. (Dr.) B. A.Karadge,
Head,
Dept. of Botany,
Shivaji University,
Kolhapur. Email: - botany@unishivaji.ac.in