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Department of Botony
Department of Botany
  • Introduction
  • Career Options
  • Staff Members
  • Activities
  • Staff Achievements
  • Student achievements
  • Striking features
The Department was established in 1961. Botany was taught as a part of Biology upto   Jr . BSc . In 1979 Botany was started as a Degree course in Sr. BSc and then continued as 6 units in the Three year degree course.

The other courses include M.Sc by papers, M.Sc by research in Angiosperms and Ph. D. in Botany. Botany is about study of plants and their relationships with other plants and other sciences; Biodiversity, Medicinal Botany, Phytochemistry, Pharmacognosy, Biostatistics, Ecology, Instrumentation, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.

The Department takes a conscious effort to expand its teaching program bringing together novel developments in the field with traditional areas of Botany through field excursions and projects.  The students are coached and encouraged through remedial teaching and academic guidance.

Our mission is to strive for an excellent environment for learning and research in Botany / plant sciences and produce graduates and post graduates equipped with skills necessary to fulfill their role in contemporary society.

Our vision is to maintain our position as the premier department of higher learning and research in Botany / plant sciences and to further commit ourselves to academic excellence.
There are various opportunities for graduates and post graduates in Botany
Taxonomists in Oil exploration ,ONGC  with specialization in palynology, In Botanical Survey of India as Taxonomist, anatomist, Herbalists, Naturopathy Bioinformatics, In Forest department and Wildlife Sanctuaries as Forest Ranger, Conservator, DFO

Environmental biologists, environmental engineers, environmental modelers and environmental journalists. Environmental scientists are employed by mines, fertilizer plants, textile and dying industry, food processing units, etc. Industrial sector: Environmental scientists work towards maintaining an ecological balance, biodiversity and wasteland management, and the preservation of natural resources. Candidates aspiring to join an NGO generally need a B.Sc. or M.Sc. Environmental Botany

Forensic science is broadly grouped into three types: Medical, laboratory and field science.

Medical / Data medicine - is a broad medical subject which includes forensic pathology, psychiatry, psychology, forensic medicine and odontology (dentistry).
Laboratory sciences - include chemistry, biology, toxicology, ballistics, fingerprints, questioned documents and marks & impressions.

Field sciences - include crime scene investigation which incorporates areas such as fire and explosion scenes and clandestine drug laboratories.

Forensic linguists, Forensic engineer, Forensic artists, Forensic pathologists, Forensic anthropologists , Forensic psychiatrists and psychologists ,Forensic dentists , Clinical forensic medicines experts , Forensic entomologists , Forensic chemists.

Officers get monthly salary more than Rs 20, 000. The salary of Horticulturists and scientists varies between Rs 18, 000 and 25, 000.

The salary of horticulture professionals in private sector is more as compared to public sector. They get handsome salary apart from other benefits as fixed by the respective firm/company.

Molecular and Cell Biologists find employment opportunities in research labs established by Government of India or in the R&D departments of various private drug companies. They can work on developing therapeutic drugs to working on stem cell research and in many other areas within the medical development field.The salary of Molecular Biologists is satisfying both in government and private sectors. However, private companies working on research and development (R&D) for drug development offer more salaries and benefits to the professionals. The average monthly salary varies between Rs 15, 000- Rs 30, 000.
  • 1Dr. Sashirekha
    Suresh Kumar
    Associate Professor,
    Head, Member of Senate
  • 2Dr. Meenakshi VaidyaAssociate Professor
  • Dr.Shailaja NairDr.Shailaja NairAssociate Professor
  • Dr. Ulka ChodankarDr. Ulka ChodankarAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Bindu GopalkrishnanDr. Bindu GopalkrishnanAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Yojana G. DesaiDr. Yojana G. DesaiAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Udaysinh Prataprao BhosaleDr. Udaysinh Prataprao
    Bhosale
    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. (Ms.) Manisha ChotraniDr. Manisha ChotraniAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Meeta MathurDr. Meeta MathurAssistant Professor
  • 1Dr. Sashirekha
    Suresh Kumar
    Associate Professor,
    Head, Member of Senate
  • 2Dr. Meenakshi VaidyaAssociate Professor
  • Dr.Shailaja NairDr.Shailaja NairAssociate Professor
  • Dr. Ulka ChodankarDr. Ulka ChodankarAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Bindu GopalkrishnanDr. Bindu GopalkrishnanAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Yojana G. DesaiDr. Yojana G. DesaiAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Udaysinh Prataprao BhosaleDr. Udaysinh Prataprao
    Bhosale
    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. (Ms.) Manisha ChotraniDr. Manisha ChotraniAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Meeta MathurDr. Meeta MathurAssistant Professor
Report 2015-16
Department of Botany organized the annual event Saptaparni on 11th August 2015. This was an intercollegiate competitions of Biorangoli, Biojewelery, Fruit carving, Vegetable printing and Bottle garden.
  • 197 Students from different colleges participated in the events and displayed a great variety of talent. Simultaneously they also labelled the plant materials used in the designs. There were 30 entries of biorangoli all which had to be accommodated in the foyer in the college. The other categories were equally wonderful.
  • Botanical excursion: On 24th Oct 2015 total 53 students accompanied by the teachers Dr. Ulka Chodankar and Dr. Bindu Gopalkrishnan along with the field collector Mr. U.R. Rathod went for a botanical excursion to Ooty, Kodaikanal & Madurai. This educational total was organized by Ashish tours. Two of their staff members of tour operators also came with us.
  • They visited Ooty Government Rose Garden. This garden has more than 20,000 varieties of roses of 2,800 cultivars. It is one of the largest collections of roses in India. The collection of roses,  includes miniature roses,  ramblers,hybrid tea roses, yakimour,  polyanthas, papagena, floribunda and roses of unusual colours like green and black. The varieties of rose plants planted here were assembled from different sources around the world. 
  • Toy train ride from ooty to Coonor. the train ran slow crossing  the stations like Mettupalayam, Kallar Station, Adderly Station, Hillgrove Station, Runneymede Station, Kateri Road Station, Coonoor Station. Accompanied by the local guide,the floristic study of Conoor was done for about more than an hour.Tea garden and factory visit- the detail information starting from Tea cultivation, plucking and the different varieties of Tea sps were given by the local guide. 
  • The Government Botanical Garden, Ooty- It was laid out in 1848.  The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 22 hectares. The garden is divided into 6 sections namely Lower Garden, New Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory, Fountain Terrace and Nurseries. The Gardens have around a thousand species, both exotic and indigenous, of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants. In the centre of the Gardens lie a fossilized tree trunk estimated to be 20 million years old. The Gardens consist of several lawns with flowering plants, ponds with lilies, beds of flowers and ferns laid out in an Italian style, several plots of flowering plants and varieties of medicinal plants.
  • Visit to Dodabetta Peak: Doddabetta is one of the highest peaks of the Nilgiri mountain range. It stands at a staggering height of 8650 feet, offering a bird's eye view of the whole of Coimbatore and the adjoining areas around it. Stretches of rhododendrons greet visitors on the roof up to the summit, while they soak in the splendour of nature that's so blissfully splattered all around. The Telescope House at the peak offers an enchanting view of the slopes and the gorgeously rising Chamundi Hills. HORTICULTURE RESEARCH STATION: This place is close to Dodabetta peak. It is a place where field trials are carried out on aromatic plants yielding essential oil. It had plantation of Chamomile, lavender, thyme, Vacha etc. It is very good place with Horticulture point of view. 
  • They also visited Pine forest : listed out plants around the vicinity of pine forest. Most of the plants were similar to Ooty flora.Pambar falls: It is also known as Liril fall. It also had good vegetation around the area. Kurinjiandavar temple, Coakers walk, Bear Shola Forest, Bryant Park, Kodai lake, Silver cascade andShenbaganur museum
  • Two days workshop on Field botany organized by the department of Botany on 25 and 26th January 2016. The workshop is intended to introduce the students to the field identification techniques in Botany and Plant diversity and importance of the different forms of plants to conserve the natural biodiversity. The workshop is open to all M.Sc. students, teachers and research scholars of Botany, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Pharmacy. 
  • The workshop was attended by 37 participants from 11 colleges in Mumbai. On the first day talks were delivered by  Dr. Rajendra Shinde on identification tools in systematic botany, Herbarium and authentication,  Dr. Sashirekha S. on Fungi search and identification methods and Dr. Daya Tilwe on Lichens morphology 
  • On the second day Field practical session was conducted in the Borivili National park on the second day. Certificate of participation were distributed. 
  • Dr.(Ms.) Sashirekha Sureshkumar

    • Advisor,  Advisory Committee of G. N. Khalsa College, under the DBT – STAR COLLEGE SCHEME from 2015-16 
    • Member, Students Greivance Redressal Committee of University of Mumbai (Ad-hoc) 2016.
    • Relected as Member Executive of  Bombay University and College Teachers’ Union (BUCTU) 2016-18
    • Subject expert  V C nominee for CAS of Asst. Prof. stage1 – stage 2 at SIES college on 13th April 2016
    • Subject expert  V C nominee for CAS of Asst. Prof. stage1 – stage 2 at Khalsa college on 2nd May 2016
    • Member, organizing committee, the annual event Saptaparni on 11th August 2015 organized by Department of Botany .
    • Participated in One Day National –level Workshop on “HPTLC and Hyphenated HPTLC Technique- HPTLC-MS” Organized by Department of Botany The Institute of Science, Mumbai in collaboration with Anchrom on 14th August, 2015 
    • Resource person –talk on Biodiversity and importance of forests at one day seminar in I Y College on 3rd September 2015
    • Convenor, Field Botany workshop organized by Department of Botany on 25 and  26th Jan 2016. 
    • Delivered a talk on Fungi  Search  And  Identification   Methods at the Field Botany workshop organized by Department of Botany on 25 and  26th Jan 2016. 
    • Member, Organizing committee, the 55th annual Fruit and Flower show held on 30 & 31st January 2016 at Munshi Nagar Bhavan’s college , organized by the National Society of the Friends of the Trees and Bhavan’s College
    • Coordinator, National Seminar  on Conservation of Trees – Perspectives and Strategies
    • 2nd February 2016,  Supported by YES Bank, Organized by Bhavan’s College, Andheri In Association with the National Society of the Friends of the Trees 
    • Chaired  the session Biotechnology and Industrial Mycology during Asian Mycological Congress  2015  on 9th  October 2015  in Goa University, Goa
    • Presented a oral paper titled “Biosorptive potential of filamentous fungi on industrial sewage” at the Asian Mycological Congress 2015 on 9th October 2015 in Goa University, Goa.
    • Subject expert for CAS of Asst. Prof. stage1 – stage 2 at R. D. National college on 2nd Dec 2015.
    • Presented a poster titled “Degradation of diesel by soil fungi” at the National Conference on Fungal Diversity and their applications at Guru Nanak College in collaboration with MSI Mumbai unit, on 11 & 12 Dec 2015
    • Chaired the technical session during the National Conference on Fungal Diversity and their applications at Guru Nank college in collaboration with MSI Mumbai unit, on 11 & 12 Dec 2015.
    • Presented, Oral paper titled “ Modifications of the mycelia in fungi used for mycoremediation of industrial effluent” at the National Conference on Emerging trends in the Fungal Biology and Plant Protection on 16 -18th Feb 2016 at Centre for Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science , Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
    • Presented, Poster  titled “ Preliminary investigation of organic acids production from selected filamentous fungi” at the National Conference on Emerging trends in the Fungal Biology and Plant Protection on 16 -18th Feb 2016 at Centre for Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science , Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
    • Co-chaired a technical session at the National Conference on Emerging trends in the Fungal Biology and Plant Protection on 16 -18th Feb 2016 at Centre for Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science , Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

    Dr. (Ms.) Meenakshi Vaidya

    • Subject Expert in Patkar College, Goregaon for the admission to the Ph.D course on 5th September 2015.
    • Resource person to conduct a one-day skill oriented course on Vegetable- Fruit Carving at B.N.Bandodkar College on 17th June 2015.
    • Guest speaker & Expert to conduct hands on training on the technique of “Vein-islet number & its utility in segregation of pharmacological material” at Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College, Ghatkopar on 11th July 2015.
    • Presented a paper titled Use of Vegetable Waste as food supplement at 2nd International Conference on New Challenges in Biotechnology & Molecular Biology in the Context of 21st Centiry (NCBMBCC)  from 27th   to 29th  February 2016, organized by Indian Society of Genetics, Biotechnology Research And Development, Agra, India at St. John’s College, Agra.
    • Presented a paper along with Hitesh Shingadia titled LPC For Waste Management at 2nd International Conference on New Challenges in Biotechnology & Molecular Biology in the Context of 21st Centiry (NCBMBCC)  from 27th   to 29th  February 2016, organized by Indian Society of Genetics, Biotechnology Research And Development, Agra, India at St. John’s College, Agra.
    • Presented a paper titled LPC For Waste Management at 2nd International Conference on New Challenges in Biotechnology & Molecular Biology in the Context of 21st Centiry (NCBMBCC)  from 27th   to 29th  February 2016, organized by Indian Society of Genetics, Biotechnology Research And Development, Agra, India.
    • Presented a paper along with Hitesh Shingadia titled Metal Bioaccumulation In Commercially Important Shell Fishes From Coastal Waters Of Mumbai at International Conference on Climate Changes & Sustainability  from 21st  to 23rd December 2015, organized by Thakur College of Science & Commerce, University of Mumbai, Academy of Environmental Biology, Lucknow & National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai.
    • Presented a paper titled Use of Banana leaf as a Protein supplement at XXXVIII All India Conference of The Indian Botanical Society  & National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Plant Sciences held at Jaipur from 26th October to 28th October 2015, organized by Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
    • Presented a paper along with Deepa Verma titled Comparitive Evaluation of In-vitro antioxidant activity of leaf extracts of Carica papaya Linn. at XXXVIII All India Conference of The Indian Botanical Society  & National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Plant Sciences held at Jaipur  from 26th October to 28th October 2015, organized by Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
    • Presented a paper along with Haroop Guleria titled A Study on Anatomical Characteristics of Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Oken at XXXVIII All India Conference of The Indian Botanical Society  & National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Plant Sciences held at Jaipur  from 26th October to 28th October 2015, organized by Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
    • Presented a paper along with Siddhi Thakur titled Anatomy of leaf and stem of Actinodaphne hookeri Meissn. At XXXVIII All India Conference of The Indian Botanical Society  & National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Plant Sciences held at Jaipur  from 26th October to 28th October 2015, organized by Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. 
    • Presented a paper along with Hitesh Shingadia titled Bioaccumulation of Minerals in few Commercially Imperative Fishes from Coastal Waters off the Mumbai Coast at International Conference on Climate Changes & Sustainability  from 21st  to 23rd December 2015, organized by Thakur College of Science & Commerce, University of Mumbai, Academy of Environmental Biology, Lucknow & National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai.
    • Presented a paper titled LPC For Waste Management at International Conference on Climate Changes & Sustainability  from 21st  to 23rd December 2015, organized by Thakur College of Science & Commerce, University of Mumbai, Academy of Environmental Biology, Lucknow & National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai.
    • Meenakshi Vaidya & Hitesh Shingadia: Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Induces Developmental Defects In Chick Embryos Vis-A-Vis Ameliorative Role Of Vitex Negundo Linn. On Biochemical Constituents In Amniotic Fluid In WJPR Volume 5, Issue 4, 2016: 1763-1773. ISSN: 2277-7105, Impact factor 6.805
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Role of anatomy in the study of stomata in ten members of the family Arecaceae (Palmae) in The Journal For Developmental Biology Photon 115(2016) 125-130. ISJN: 2385 – 4732: Impact Index 4.18. 
    • Chachad D. P. & Vaidya Meenakshi S.: Stomatal Studies On Some Selected Plants Of Malvaceae In WJPR Volume 5, Issue 3, 2016: 1060-1068. ISSN: 2277-7105, Impact factor 6.805 
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Use Of Stomatal Complexes In The Identification Of Some Species Of Aglaonema Of Family Araceae Juss. In WJPR Volume 5, Issue 2, 2016: 1614-1620. ISSN: 2277-7105, Impact factor 6.805
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Study of Stomata in fifteen species of  Litsaea Lamk. Of Family Araceae Juss. in Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research Issue-1(Vol. 6) 2016, 1- 11. E-ISSN: 2278-3229.
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Study Of Trichomes In Some Species Of Litsaea Lamk.' In WJPR Volume 5, Issue 2, 2016: 1069-1077. ISSN: 2277-7105, Impact factor 5. 990
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Anatomy- An Important Tool For Identification Of Some Species Of Dieffenbachia And Colocasia Of Family Araceae, Juss. in Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research Issue-4(Vol. 5) 2015, 156- 162. E-ISSN: 2278-3229 
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Role of Anatomy in the Study of Stomatal Complexes in Nine Members of The Family Palmae. In WJPR Volume 5, Issue 1, 2016: 1074-1081. ISSN: 2277-7105, Impact factor 5.99
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Study of Stomatal Complexes in Some Species of The Genus Litsaea Lamk. In WJPR Volume 5, Issue 1, 2016: 851-863. ISSN: 2277-7105, Impact factor 5. 990
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Variation in Types of Stomata found in some species of Araceae Juss. In WJPR Volume 5, Issue 1, 2016: 701-709. ISSN: 2277-7105, Impact factor 5. 990
    • Meenakshi Vaidya & Siddhi Thakur: Role of Anatomical studies in the identification of Actinodaphne hookeri Meissn. in WJPR Volume 4, Issue 12: 1215-1225, , ISSN 2277-7105, Impact Factor 5.990
    • Meenakshi Vaidya & Haroop Guleria : Anatomical Studies of Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Oken. in WJPR Volume 4, Issue 12: 1178-1188,  ISSN 2277-7105, Impact Factor 5.990
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Antimicrobial Activity of Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. in WJPR Volume 4, Issue 12: 1139-1142, ISSN 2277-7105, Impact Factor 5.990
    • Meenakshi Vaidya & Hitesh Shingadia: Anatomical Studies of The Medicinally Important Plant Ruta graveolens Linn. in WJPR Volume 4, Issue 10: 1778-1784, ISSN 2277-7105, Impact Factor 5.990
    • Meenakshi Vaidya: Anatomical Study Of Marketed Samples of The Bark Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. In WJPR Volume 4, Issue 10: 1349-1356

    Dr. (Ms.) Shailaja P Nair

    • Participated in one day workshop on SYBSc Botany revised syllabus (CBGS system) jointly organized by K.V.Pendharkar College, Dombivili (E) & Board of studies in Botany, University of Mumbai held on 22nd June 2015.
    • Attended Second term training program for DLLE, Extension Teachers at Vidyapeeth Vidyarthi Bhavan, ‘B’ Road Churchgate, Mumbai, conducted by Dept. Of Lifelong Learning & Extension, University of Mumbai on 08/12/15.
    • Participated in two day workshop on “Field Botany” organised by the Department of Botany, Mithibai College held on 25th and 26th January 2016.
    • Participated in the National seminar “Conservation of trees – Perspectives and Strategies” organised by Bhavan’s College in association with National Society of the Friends of the trees held on 2nd February 2016 at Bhavan’s College, Mumbai. 
    • An offsite workshop on "Sustainable Quality Enhancement" was organised by Mithibai College, IQAC for the faculty at Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodini, Uttan, on 18th- 19th March 2016. It included a "Kaizen" session, presided by the Principal and coordinated & facilitated by Prof. V.V. Dalvie.
    • Extension teacher of DLLE, Mumbai University. (DLLE is a statutory Department of the University of Mumbai since 1994 to promote meaningful and sustained rapport between the Universities and Community.)
    • Presented a Paper entitled ‘Pharmacognostic studies of Euphorbia thymifolia Linn.and Jatropha gossypifolia Linn.at International Conference on innovative trends in economics, commerce, engineering, technology and management held conducted by St. Joseph College of arts and commerce, Virar, in association with International Association of Academicians and Researchers (INAAR) on 6th February, 2016 at St.Joseph College, Dist. Palghar.
    • Published a Paper entitled ‘Pharmacognostic studies of Euphorbia thymifolia Linn.and Jatropha gossypifolia Linn. in International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research ISSN 2277 – 9302 Vol.V, Issue 10 (III) February 2016, Pg 48-51.

    Dr. (Ms.) Ulka Chodankar

    • Participated in one day workshop on SYBSc Botany revised syllabus (CBGS system) jointly organized by K.V.Pendharkar College, Dombivili (E) & Board of studies in Botany, University of Mumbai held on 22nd June 2015.
    • Attended TWO days workshop on “Sustainable quality enhancement” at UTTAN on 18th  and 19th March 2016
    • Member of  INTERNAL  QUALITY  ASSURANCE  CELL.
    • Appointed as NAAC TASK FORCE   CO-CHAIRPERSON for  NAAC
    • Member of  organising  committee for   FIELD  WORKSHOP IN  BOTANY  HELD  in Janauary 2016
    • Appointed as INFORMATION   OFFICER  FOR  MITHIBAI  COLLEGE  from JANAUARY2016   onwards.

    Dr. (Ms.) Bindu Goplakrishnan

    • Participated in one day workshop on SYBSc Botany revised syllabus (CBGS system) jointly organized by K.V.Pendharkar College, Dombivili (E) & Board of studies in Botany, University of Mumbai held on 22nd June 2015.
    • Participated in the Anjeeljii Murarka lecture series held at Mithibai college on 4th Sept. 2015.
    • Participated and secured First prize in the National Seminar on “Current Trends in Plant Sciences” Sponsored UGC and organized by department of Botany CKT College.  and presented a poster on “Phytochemical profiling of Cassia javanica Linn. – An antidiabetic plant” dated  4th and 5th December 2015.
    • Presented paper on “Pharmacognostical evaluation of Castor leaves” in “Current Trends in Plant Sciences” Sponsored UGC and organized by department of Botany CKT College dated  4th and 5th December 2015
    • Participated  in the National Seminar on “Current Trends in Plant Sciences” Sponsored UGC and organized by department of Botany CKT College and presented a Oral paper on “ Comparative evaluation of  Punarnava and its adulterant as a hepatoprotective and anti-oxidant drug” dated  4th and 5th December 2015.
    • Presented paper on “Wetland vegetation of Nagla Block (SGNP)” in the proceeding of International Conference on “Ecosystem Services of Wetlands: Ardrabhumi – 2016, organized by B.N.  Bandodkar College of Science, Thane. ISBN: 979-81-923 628- 3-0 (2016).
    • Published Research paper on “ Pharmacognostical Screening of Flavouring leaves Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb.” In International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 2015, 7(4): 745-749 ISSN: 0975-4873.
    • Published Research Paper “Pharmacognostic evaluation on seeds of Madhuca longifolia (Koen.) Macbr. var. latifolia (Roxb.) A. Cheval”; Pharmacogn. J 8(1): 37-41 ISSN : 0975-3575. (2016)
    • Attended one-day conference organized at the initiative of Vijnan Bharati. Mumbai on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Kalina  Campus of University of Mumbai, Entitled 'COP 21: Building Synergies, Shaping Actions'
    • Participated in National Seminar “Conservation of Trees-Perspectives and Strategies” organized by Bhavan’s College, Andheri in Association with National Society of the Friends of the Trees conducted on 2nd February 2016.
    • Worked in Post SSR preparation Worked in Post SSR preparation in the Research and ground team for NAAC Reaccreditation for the College.
    • Worked in the organising committee for Vrukshavalli and Field botany workshop organised by the department.

    Dr. (Ms.) Yojana G. Desai

    • Participated in one day workshop on SYBSc Botany revised syllabus (CBGS system) jointly organized by K.V.Pendharkar College, Dombivili (E) & Board of studies in Botany, University of Mumbai held on 22nd June 2015.
    • Poster presentation in International conference at B.N. Bandodkar College on 16th & 17th January. Thane. -SUSTAINABILITY OF PELTOPHORUM PTEROCARPUM (DC) BACKER. IN SALT LAND
    • Completed UGC sponsored orientation programme  at Human Resource Development Centre,University of Mumbai,conducted from November 18,2015 to December 15,2015 and obtained grade B.
    • Worked in Post SSR preparation in the ground team for NAAC Reaccreditation for the College.
    • Worked in the organising committee for Vrukshavalli and Field botany workshop organised by the department.

    Dr. Udaysinh P. Bhosale

    • Member of editorial board of “International Research Journal of India”
    • Attended TWO days workshop on “Sustainable quality enhancement” at UTTAN on 18th and 19th March 2016
    • Published Research paper on  Quantitative,qualitative phytochemical estimation and anti-oxidant activities of different parts of Passiflora foetida” International Journal, Ïndian Stream Research Journal ISSN 2230-7850 Vol 5(2)March 2015
    • Presented paper “.Genetic Variation in Quantitative Traits of Black Gram (Vigna Mungo (L.) Hepper) Induced by Gamma Rays and EMS in M3 Generation” International Conference on “Chemical, Materials, and Bio-Sciences for sustainable development” from 08 – 10 Jan 2015 Walchand College of Arts and Science, Solapur

    Dr. (Ms.) Manisha Chotrani

    • Resource person at the five days programme entitled "Development of Handbook on understanding Science through activities, games and art forms at upper primary and secondary stages" from 24-08-2015 to 28-08-2015, conducted at the Department of Education in Science and Mathematics (DESM), National council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.
    • Worked in Documentation Committee for NAAC Reaccreditation for the College.
    • Worked in the organising committee for Vrukshavalli and Field botany workshop organised by the department. 
    • Presented a Poster Titled "Correlation Between Soil  Physio-Chemical Variables And The Distribution Of Soil Fungi " at the National Conference on Fungal Diversity and their applications at Guru Nanak college in collaboration with MSI Mumbai unit, on 11 & 12 Dec 2015
    • Presented a paper entitled "Increase in bulbil formation of Curculigo orchioides grown in shake flask cultures elicited with Aspergillus niger and Penicillium notatum " in National conference on Fungal  Diversity and their applications organised by Mycology Society of India at Sion, Mumbai on 11/12/15 & 12/12/15
    • Presented a paper entitled "Increase in the production of guggulsterones in the callus cultures of Commiphora wightii by co-culturing it with Trigonella foenum graecum" at XXXVIII All India Conference of "THE INDIAN BOTANICAL SOCIETY"at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 26/10/15 to 28/10/15
    • Published Research paper on  Physio-Chemical Studies Of The Soil From Sand Dunes Of Pushkar And Estimation Of Temperature Tolerant Micro-Floral Isolates" In Indian Streams Research Journal ISSN 2230-7850 Vol 5(3) 2015
    • PUBLISHED PAPER Manisha Chotrani ,Meeta Mathur Objectification of women and its impact on the Indian society Indian Streams Research Journal ISSN No.2230-7850, 2015

    Dr. (Ms.) Meeta Mathur

    • Attended first term training program for Extension Teachers at Sydenham College, Churchgate Mumbai conducted by Dept. Of Lifelong Learning & Extension, University of Mumbai on 27/08/15
    • Worked in Post SSR preparation for NAAC Reaccreditation for the College.
    • Worked in the organising committee for Vrukshavalli and Field botany workshop organised by the department. 
    • Presented a paper entitled "Increase in the production of guggulsterones in the callus cultures of Commiphora wightii by co-culturing it with Trigonella foenumgraecum" at XXXVIII All India Conference of "THE INDIAN BOTANICAL SOCIETY"at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 26/10/15 to 28/10415
    • Presented a paper entitled "Increase in bulbil formation of Curculigo orchioides grown in shake flask cultures elicited with Aspergillus niger and Penicillium notatum " in National conference on Fungal  Diversity and their applications organised by Mycology Society of India at Sion, Mumbai on 11/12/15 & 12/12/15
    • Presented a Poster Titled "Correlation Between Soil Physio-Chemical Variables And The Distribution Of Soil Fungi " at the National Conference on Fungal Diversity and their applications at Guru Nanak college in collaboration with MSI Mumbai unit, on 11 & 12 Dec 2015
    • PUBLISHED PAPER Manisha Chotrani ,Meeta Mathur Objectification of women and its impact on the Indian society Indian Streams Research Journal ISSN No.2230-7850, 2015

    Student’s achievement 2014-15 Botany Department

    1.Chiranjeev Roy of SYBSC has won 2nd prize in photography competition held under the Auspices of Prakruti, Bhavan’s Nature Festival during January 16th to 18th 2015 in association with BNAC & Wild Holidays.

    2.Chiranjeev Roy of SYBSC won 3rd prize in best out of waste, bottle garden, biojwellery in the Vrukshavali fest

    3.Chiranjeev Roy of SYBSC won 3rd prize in bottle garden, biojwellery in the Saptaparni  fest

    4.Sunil Kumar prize in bottle garden, biojwellery in the Saptaparni  fest

    5.Gala Umang & Kuladiya Krupasha  of SYBSc won consolation prize in inter collegiate competition Biojwellery held at Maharashtra college.

    6.Gala Umang & Kuladiya Krupasha SYBSc. won 3rd prize in Collage making in the Vrukshavali fest

    7.Gala Umang & Kuladiya Krupasha SYBSc Won 1st prize in Biojwellery competition in Botanica fest held at Jhunjhunwala college 11th Dec 2014

    8.Ghaznavi Zeeba Ali  of MSc-1 won received Endowment prize for a securing highest marks in Botany at TYBSC exam 2013-14

    9.Ghaznavi Zeeba Ali  of MSc-1 won received prize for a securing highest marks in Botany  AND Continuation in MSc-I at TYBSC exam 2013-14

    10.Ghaznavi Zeeba Ali  of MSc-1 won received Meritorious achievement of Examination held in first half of 2014 in the subject of Botany .

    11.Shaima A. Malik, Bhumika Sanghvi and Gunjan Soni of FYBSc won 1st prize for presenting oral research paper  in research meet and science exhibition 2015 held at Mithibai College 15th & 16th Jan 2015.

    12.Shivnetra Rampali MSc-I won 1st Prize in Plant identification completion held by Friends of Trees

    13.Shraddha  SYBSc won 1st prize in floral Spray making competition held by Friends of Trees

    14.Rutuja Purao of TYBSc won 1st prize in floral Garland and Gajara competition held by Friends of Trees

    15.Suvarana Imade, Prachi Sanghvi & Sweta Tardeokar MSc-II won 1st prize in Fruit and vegetable carvinf competition held by Friends of Trees

    16.Suvarana Imade, Prachi Sanghvi & Sweta Tardeokar MSc-II won 1st prize Rangoli competition in Saptaparni fest.

    17.Shivam Yadav and Haram Ahmed of FYBSc won first prize in fruit and vegetable carving competition held by Friends of Trees

    18.Jaya and Anuj of TYBSc won 1st prize in Bottle garden in Saptaparni

    19.Rupa Dubey and Priyanka of MSc-II won 1st Prize in Solang writing in Vrukshavali fest.

    20.Sneha MSc-I won 3rd prize in  clay modelling competition.


    • Sakshi Sharma of TYBSC Botany was awarded best N.S.S. volunteer at University level 2012 and   was awarded with Ushaben Mehta Endownment Scholarship at state level for 2012.
    • Zeeba Ghaznavi was awarded the 1st rank in TYBSc Botany for securing 94%,  in Mumbai University by the Vice Chancellor at the Award function held on 23rd Dec2014 at the University.
    • TYBSc. Results 2013-14 100% Distinction

    T.Y.B.Sc. Results 2013-14

    Sr. No.

    NAME

    PERCENTAGE

    1

    Rampalli  Shivnetra

    91.60

    2

    Ghaznavi Zeeba

    91.22

    3

    Rana Neha

    87.87

    4

    Jogiya Devendra

    87.25

    5

    Ghogare Prachi

    87.25

    6

    Hariya Bharti

    85

    7

    Goswami Mamta

    83

    8

    Pranav Bhat

    81.8

    9

    Mishra Prince

    81.2

    10

    Pandey Neeraj

    80.12

    11

    Gohil Sneh

    78

    12

    Yadav Sony

    76

    13

    Siddiqui Ruksar

    76

    14

    Dabhi Lochan

    75.37

    15

    Modi Ritika

    75

    16

    Chachia Sana

    74.87

    17

    Pal Anuja

    74

    18

    Khan Saba

    74

    19

    Kurmi Maya

    73

    20

    Singh Khush Kumar

    71


    T.Y.B.Sc. Results 2014-15


    Sr. No.

    NAME

    PERCENTAGE

    1

    Kazi Saniya Shuhab

    91.8

    2

    Vora Vaishnavi Jyotindra

    89.25

    3

    Dwivedi Jaya Brijesh

    89

    4

    Mokashi Rashika Appa

    86.25

    5

    D'souza Liann Lionel

    85.25

    6

    Bathija Neha Anil

    84.75

    7

    Suvarna Anusha Ranjit

    84.62

    8

    Patel Shreya Rameshbhai

    84.5

    9

    Sharma Seema Ramashray

    84

    10

    Shukla Kadambini Shrigopal

    83.87

    11

    More Gauri Vitthal

    83.5

    12

    Khan Sumaiya Sajid

    83

    13

    Solanki Rupal Bhagwan

    83

    14

    Shaikh Anam Fivdous

    83

    15

    Babaria Kiran Ramjibhai

    82.62

    16

    Halani Adil Sadik

    82.5

    17

    Acharya Darshika Hiteshkumar

    82.4

    18

    Ramane Sonal Suresh

    82.37

    19

    Mulla Farha Usman Gani

    82

    20

    Karras Natasha William

    81




    T.Y.B.Sc. BOTANY RESULTS OF SEMESTER – V 2015-16

    Sr. No.

    Name of students

    Percentage

    Grade

    1.       

    CHHAYA SHINGE

    94.75

    O

    2.              

    PRIYANKA PATKAR

    93.37

    O

    3.                

    SAYALI A. NAIK

    93.25

    O

    4.           

    SUFIYA SHAIKH

    91.75

    O

    5.             

    PRACHI DOSHI

    90.87

    O

    6.            

    ARWA HUSSAIN

    90.12

    O

    7.             

    UMANG GALA

    89.37

    O

    8.              

    PIYALA JANA

    88.5

    O

    9.               

    DRASHTI SHAH

    87.75

    O

    10.          

    SHALINI PATEL

    86.87

    O

    11.            

    VAISHALI KARELIA

    86.37

    O

    12.             

    NIDHI SHAH

    86.5

    O

    13.         

    ANKITA

    86

    A

    14.          

    SHEEZA S. CHARANIA

    85.37

    A

    15.             

    CHITAL KATHROTIYA

    84.75

    A

    16.         

    CHIRANJEEV G. ROY

    83.5

    A

    17.    

    SHRADDHA BHRADWAJ

    81

    A

    18.           

    NAMIRA KHAN

    80.75

    A

    19.

    HASTU JANGID

    68.74

    A

    20.       

    RAVINDRA VISHWAKARMA

    65.9

    A

    • State of the Art Laboratories and Class Rooms.
    • Practical learning.
    • Student Friendly Surrounding.
    • Museum of Plant Specimen.
    • Instruments and Equipments. 
    • Performance Improvement Program (PIP). 
    • Extra Coaching for students. 
    • Excellent Departmental Library with updated volumes. 
    • Consistent Academic Performance. 
    • Very supportive Alumni. 
    • Inculcating Social sensitivity among students. 
    • Botanical tours and Research Institute Visits. 
    • Projects.
    • Excellent Faculty.
    • Good Lab Support Staff.
    • Regularity in attendance, class participation. 
    • Parents Meet.