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    Department of Botany

    About :


    The Department of Botany offering B.Sc. course was established in 1969. The Department offers M. Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Botany. The department has an in- house system of continuous review of its academic programmes that allows inclusion of newer areas into research and teaching. The B.Sc. and M.Sc. practical laboratories are well equipped to give ‘hands on’ training to students in the theory subjects taught to them.

    M.Sc. Botany Program: This program offers an in-depth theoretical as well as practical knowledge in all areas of Botany. Students from botany backgrounds may join this program. Students have to take core courses and optional courses spread over four semesters, and practical courses in the all semesters. During the final two semesters, students also have to carry out a research project on a specific topic under the supervision of a faculty member in a laboratory and submit a dissertation for evaluation by a committee of experts followed by open oral presentation defending the project. Students also have to present a seminar.

    The post-graduate course M.Sc. with specialisation in Advanced Medicinal Botany commenced from 1998. The undergraduate program is Grant-in- Aid and PG program is no grant basis. The department has M.Phil./ Ph.D. Research Centre in Botany recognised by the University of Pune. Presently, the Department offers graduate and post-graduate courses leading to B.Sc., M.Sc., M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.

    HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR RESEARCH PROGRAMME (Ph.D Botany) has been on the forefront of research in several important areas/field as reflected by high impact research articles published in peer-reviewed national and international journals of repute. The department has consistently maintained a high level of productivity in terms of publications in reputed peer reviewed journals. Presently, the department has 3 M. Phil and Ph. D Guides.


    The Department has 6 highly qualified and competent faculties. Of these, 1 is Professor and Head, 5 are Ph.D., 2 is PET qualified. 3 are Ph.D. Guides recognized by Savitribai Phule Pune University. The faculty actively participate and contribute in the design and development of curricula of university courses in Botany. The faculty is involved in effective teaching, timely consultancy and extension activities.

    The faculty of the department are involved in active research and have successfully completed 07 Minor Research Projects in the past 10 years, whereas 1 Major Research Project is ongoing. The total financial outlay of these projects comes to about Rs. 21,00000/-.

    Prof (Dr). B. M. Gaykar and Dr. A.A.Kulkarni was conferred upon the ‘Innovative and Dedicated Teaching Faculty Award’ by the Society of Engineers and Technicians, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. B. M. Gaykar, Dr. A. A. Kulkarni and Dr. P.Y. Lamrood are Ph. D. Guides recognised by the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

    Programs Offered :

    ProgramJunior CollegeUnder GraduatePost GraduateResearchProgram Details

    Faculty :
    FacultyQualificationDesignationExperience (Yrs.)EmailIDProfileProfile
    Professor B.M. GaykarMSc., Ph.D.Head, View DOWNLOAD PDF
    Ms. V.V. View DOWNLOAD PDF
    Dr. A. A. KulkarniM.Sc., Ph.D.Asso. View DOWNLOAD PDF
    Dr. S. R. BaleM.Sc., View DOWNLOAD PDF
    Dr. P. Y. LamroodM.Sc., View DOWNLOAD PDF
    Ms. Suvarna Balasaheb NalageM.Sc., B.Ed.Asst. Professor2  View DOWNLOAD PDF
    Mr. Sagar Sarjerao BawakeM.Sc.Asst. View DOWNLOAD PDF
    Ms. Nisha H. GodseM.Sc., B.Ed.Asst. View DOWNLOAD PDF