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Botany Profile

Department of Botany established in 1984 

About the Department

 Department of botany established in the year 1984 and running academic programs at UG level. There is one well equipped laboratory in the department. The department is enriched with learning resources such as charts, slides, herbarium and modern facilities like computers, internet and LCD. These resources help the students in independent learning.

The Department teaching faculty is actively involved in research in various fields of Botany, which include angiosperm taxonomy, Phycology, Mycology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biotechnology and Ecology. Head of the Department, Dr. Sanjay A. Khairnar has a 22 yrs. Teaching experience and contributing to the Department as a teaching and research.  He has published about 10 research papers in reputed National & International Journals and completed one minor research project on Plant resources. Dr. Shivaji B. Andhale is experts in their respective fields of research and teaching, and their contributions are evident through their 26 research publications in reputed National and international journals. Dr. Vaibhavi P. Patil is experts in their respective fields and published about 7 research paper in National and International Journals. Prof. Aditya B. Bhagat is expert in their respective field and published 2 Research Paper in International Journals.

Vision:  
  • To develop interest among the students towards the subject and provide skillful youth resource for conservation and to conduct various awareness programmes.
Mission:
  • To offer wide and relevant education to the students with a view of shaping their scientific temperament, environmental awareness and to uplift the students capable of facing challenges in life efficiently and carve their own future.
Goals:
  • To Impart quality education in the fields of Botany to make the students acquire an in-depth knowledge relevant to local, regional and national needs.
  • To provide well trained careers and inculcate the concept of conservation of biodiversity.
POs/COs/PSOs

 Bachelor of Science in Botany

Program outcome:

  1. The student will be able to identify major groups of plants and compare the characteristics of lower (e.g. algae and fungi) and higher (angiosperms and gymnosperms) plants.
  2. The students will be able to explain various plant processes and functions, metabolism, concepts of gene, genome and how organism’s function is influenced at the cell, tissue and organ level.

3.Students will be able to understand adaptation, development and behaviour of different forms of life.

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate the experimental techniques and methods of their area of specialization in Botany.
  2. The student completing the course is able to identify various life forms of plants.
  3. The students will be able to use modern Botanical techniques and decent equipment’s.

7.The students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge in understanding research and addressing practical problems. An increased understanding of fundamental concepts and their applications of scientific principles is expected at the end of this course.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO):

After successful completion of three-year degree program in Botany a student is able to;

  1. Students acquire fundamental Botanical knowledge through theory and practical’s.
  2. To explain basis plant of life, morphology, reproduction and their survival in nature.
  3. Helped to understand role of living and fossil plants in our life.
  4. Understand good laboratory practices and safety.
  5. Students acquired knowledge through practical work in fields as well as in laboratory.
  6. To create awareness about conservation and sustainable utilization of biodiversity.
  7. To know advance techniques in plant sciences like molecular, genetic, Phytoremediation, tissue culture, formulation of new herbal drugs, plant disease control, etc.
  8. Students able to start nursery, horticultural practices and seed production.

Course outcome (CO):

Class– F. Y. B. Sc. (CBCS Pattern) Semester-I:

PAPER-I BO-111: Plant life and utilization I

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Understand difference between Higher cryptogams and Lower cryptogams.
  2. Know the systematic, morphology and structure, of Algae. Understand the life cycle pattern of Algae.
  1. Know the various types of lichen.
  2. Understand general characters, reproduction of Fungi.
  3. Understand the morphological diversity of Bryophytes.
  4. Understand the economic importance of the Bryophytes.

Paper-II BO 112 Plant morphology and Anatomy

On completion of the course, students are able to:

  1. Know the concept of methodology in taxonomy.
  2. Know the various parts of flowers.
  3. Understand the types of fruits.

BO 113 Practical based on BO 111 & BO 112

Students should understand;

  1. Study of life cycle of Spirogyra, Agaricus and Riccia.
  2. Study of Lichens and its types.
  3. Practical knowledge of mushroom cultivation
  4. Structure of monocot and dicot.

Semester-II:

Paper-I BO-121: Plant life and Utilization-II

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Know the evolutionary trends and affinities of living gymnosperms with respect to external and internal features
  2. Know the economic importance of the gymnosperm and angiosperms.

Paper- II BO 122 Principles of plant science

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Understand the process of translocation of solutes in plants.
  2. Understand the factors affecting growth of plants.
  3. Know the cell cycle process in plants.
  4. Learn the Structure and types of DNA and RNA.

BO 123: Practical’s based on BO 121

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Demonstrate structure of Dicotyledonous and Monocotyledonous plants
  2. Observe characteristic features of prokaryotic and eukaryotic plant cell.
  3. preparation of slides using onion root tips.
  4. Study about chlorophyll-a and chlorophyll-b. 

Class- S. Y. B. Sc. (CBCS Pattern) Semester-III

Paper- I BO 231: Taxonomy of Angiosperms and Plant Ecology

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Trace the history of development of systems of classification emphasizing angiospermic taxa.
  2. Understand various rules, principles and recommendations of plant nomenclature produces in plant identification.
  3. Learn and understand about interdisciplinary approach of ecology.
  4. Understand ecological grouping of the plants.

Paper- II BO 232: Plant Physiology

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Understand the process of translocation of solutes in plants
  2. Know the nitrogen metabolism and its importance.
  3. Know about phytohormones and vernalization in plants.

BO 233: Practical based on BO 231 & BO 232

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Know the morphological and reproductive characters of plant family.
  2. Study about ecological adaptations in Hydrophytes and Xerophytes.
  3. Demonstration of various instruments.

Semester IV:

Paper- I BO 241: Plant Anatomy and Embryology

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Know Epidermal tissue system and Mechanical tissue system.
  2. Understand the Microsporangium and male gametophyte.
  3. Understand the Megasporangium and female gametophyte.

Paper- II BO 242: Plant Biotechnology

On completion of the course, students are able to:

  1. Understand the principle and basic protocols for Plant Tissue Culture.
  2. Know about the Genetic Engineering.
  3. Know about the biofuel technology.

BO 243: Practical based on BO 241 & BO 242

On completion of the course, students are able to:

  1. Practical knowledge of various tissue.
  2. Study the preparation of permanent slide.
  3. Understand the Preparation & sterilization of MS medium.
  4. Study about transgenic crops.

Class– T. Y. B. Sc. (2013 Pattern) Semester-III

Course outcome:

Paper- I: BO: 331 Cryptogamic Botany

After completion of these course students should be able to;

  1. Understand the cryptogamic diversity.
  2. Know life cycle pattern of cryptogams.
  3. Know economic importance of cryptogams.

5.Know thallus structure and reproduction of algae, fungi, bryophytes and Pteridophytes.

Paper II: BO.332: Cell and Molecular Biology

After completion of these course students should be able to;

  1. Gain knowledge about cell and its function.
  2. Learn the scope and importance of molecular biology.
  3. Understand ultra-structure of cell wall, plasma membrane and cell organelles.
  4. Understand the biochemistry of cell.
  5. Understand the biochemical nature of nucleic acid and their role in living systems.

Paper- III: BO: 333: Genetics and Evolution

After completion of these course students should be able to;

  1. Understand the Mendelian and neo-Mendelian genetics.
  2. Know about interaction of genes, multiple alleles and linkage and crossing over.
  3. Know about sex linked inheritance, chromosomal aberrations.
  4. Know the evolutionary sequence of various groups of plants.

Paper- IV: BO.334: Spermatophyta and Palaeobotany

After completion of these course students should be able to;

  1. Understand the Systematic study of gymnosperms and angiosperms.
  2. Understand the morphological and reproductive character of spermatophytic plant
  3. To bring investigation of palaeobotanical study in India.
  4. Know types of fossils, geological time scale.

Paper -V BO.335:  Horticulture and Floriculture

After completion of these course students should be able to;

  1. Understand economic importance of plant and plant product.
  2. Know the methods of plant propagation.
  3. Understand the fruit & vegetables production technology.
  4. Understand the scope & importance of floriculture.
  5. Understand the methods of cultivation of different flowering plants.

Paper VI: BO 336 – Computational Botany

After completion of these course students should be able to;

  1. Understand the scope & importance of biostatistics.
  2. Understand the scope and some basic commonly used terms like sampling, data, dispersion, population, central tendency etc.
  3. Knowledge to apply statistical analysis to biological data for testing different hypothesis

Semester– IV

Paper- I: BO. 341: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

After completion of these course students should be able to;

  1. Know scope and importance of plant physiology.
  2. Understand plant & water relation.
  3. Understand process of photosynthesis, C3, C4, CAM pathways.
  4. Understand the process of respiration, growth and developmental process in plant.
  5. Understand the biochemistry of cell.
  6. Understand the different types of secondary metabolites.

Paper- II: BO.342: Plant Ecology and Biodiversity

After completion of these course students should be able to;

  1. Know the biotic and abiotic components of ecosystem.
  2. Food chain & food web in ecosystem.
  3. Understand plant community & ecological adaptation in plants.
  4. Scope, importance and management of biodiversity.

Paper- III BO.343: Plant Pathology

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Understand scope and importance of plant pathology.
  2. Know disease cycle and disease development.
  3. Know the effect of plant diseases on economy of crops.
  4. They can identify the plant diseases like bacterial, nematodal, and fungal.
  5. Know the disease forecasting.
  6. Know the prevention and control measures of plant diseases.

Paper- IV: BO.344:  Medicinal and Economic Botany

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Understand scope and importance of pharmacognosy.
  2. Know the cultivation, collection, processing & importance of various herbal drugs.
  3. Understand the scope of economic botany and ayurvedic pharmacy.
  4. Know the botanical resources like non wood forest products.

Paper- V: BO. 345: Plant Biotechnology

On completion of the course, students are able to;

  1. Understand the fundamental of recombinant DNA technology.
  2. Understand tissue culture techniques.
  3. Role of microbes in agriculture, medicine & industry.
  4. Understand the concept of bioinformatics, genomics & proteomics.
  5. Understand technical germplasm & cryopreservation.

Paper- VI: BO346: Plant Breeding and Seed Technology

On completion of the course, students are able to:

  1. Understand the scope & importance of plant breeding.
  2. Know the technique of production of new superior crop varieties.
  3. Know the about heterosis, hybrid vigour etc.
  4. Know the process of hybrid variety, development & their release.
  5. Know about seed germination, processing, production, storing etc.

Practical- I BO.347: Practical’s Based on BO.331, BO. 332, BO.341: & BO.345

Students should understand;

  1. The range of thallus structure in algae, fungi, bryophytes and pteridophytes.
  2. Study of Chromosomes Morphology.
  3. Estimation of Plant DNA by DPA Method
  4. Extraction and estimation of RNA by Orcinol Method
  5. Study photosynthetic pigments by TLC/Paper chromatography
  6. Separation of amino acids by paper chromatography.
  7. Principle working and uses of laminar air flow hood, autoclave, hot air oven, and centrifuge.
  8. MS media preparation.

Practical- II BO. 348: Practical’s based on BO.333, BO.334, BO.342& BO.346

Students should understand;

  1. Solving of problems on gene mapping using three-point test cross data
  2. Study of the families with respect to morphological characters using botanical terms, floral formula, floral diagram and classification giving.
  3. Study of Pinus & Gnetum.
  4. Study of different types of fossils.
  5. Demonstration of Hybridization Techniques.
  6. Study of polluted water body with ref. to BOD.
  7. Study the Polyploidy induction in Allium cepa by colchicine.

Practical- III. BO. 349: Practical’s based on BO.335, BO.336, BO343 & BO.344

Students should understand;

  1. Study of Garden tools and Equipment’s.
  2. Study techniques in Horticulture and floriculture like cutting, Layering, Budding, Grafting.
  3. Solving of problem on mean, mode, median, variance and standard deviation.
  4. Study of Koch’s Postulates.
  5. Study the different Culture technique.
  6. Study of Bacterial Disease w.r.t. Causal organism, Symptoms and control measures.
  7. Study of viral diseases w.r.t. Causal organism and Symptoms.
  8. Study of Plant extraction methods.
  9. Study Qualitative analysis of Alkaloid, Glycoside and Tannin
  • Programs Offered: Sc. In Botany
  • Annual/ semester/choice-based credit system (program wise):
Annual Semester Credit System
  T. Y. B.Sc. F. Y. B. Sc. / S. Y. B. Sc.