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Botany Department
HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT The department of Botany was established in 1958. Post-graduation in Botany was started in 1971, with specialization in Plant-Pathology. In 1990, two more specializations i.e. Microbiology & Phycology were added. At undergraduate level Microbiology was initially started in combination with Chemistry & Zoology under self-financing scheme in1999. This combination was later changed to Chemistry; Microbiology and Botany. The department is running post graduation course in Microbiology since 2002. 3-months certificate course on instrumentation and Bonsai.
Names of Heads :
 S.No.   Name   Date
 1.   Dr. A.K. Gupta   1984-1992 (Head Deptt. of Biology)
 2.   Dr. R.P. Gupta   1993-1995 (Head Deptt. of Botany)
 3.   Dr. N.P. saxena   1995- Till Date
     
 
Self-Finance Subject Run By the Department
  • BSc- Chemistry, Biotechnology : G.D. Head (2009 - Till Date)
  • MSc- Biotechnology
 
 
Infrastructure
  • LABORATORIES :
    • Undergraduate Laboratories 02
    • Postgraduate Laboratories 02
  • LIBRARY : Department has separate library for Botany & Microbiology, with sufficient number of books for P G students. The books are well classified under different heads such as – General Botany, Microbiology, Cytology, Physiology, Taxonomy, Genetics, Ecology, Plant Pathology etc.

     S.No.   Particulars   Quantity
     1.   Total No. of UGC Books   50+
     2.   Books (General Fund)   150 (UG & PG)
     3.   Journals   01
         
  • MAJOR EQUIPMENT:

     S.No.   Particulars   Quantity
     1.   Camera Lucida  03  
     2.   PH meter  02
     3.   Olympus Research Binocular Microscopes  01
     4.   B.D.O.  01
     5.   Centrifuge  01
     6.   Stereoscopic Microscope  04
     7.   Micro Scope  55
     8.   Oven  01
     9.   OHP  01
     10.   Transullumeter  01
     11.   Waterbath  01
     12.   Electrophorm  -
     13.   TLC  01
     14.   Deep Frogel  01
     15.   Autoclave  01
     16.   Computer Lab  02
     17.   Colosmeter  01
         
  • COURSE COMBINATIONS WITH BOTANY

    UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

    1. Chemistry, Botany, Zoology (CBZ)
    2. Chemistry, Biotech, Botany (CBB)

    POSTGRADUATE LEVEL

    1. Biotechnology

    The curriculum is

    1. Recommended by Central Board of Studies and approved by HE the Governor of M.P.
    2. Board of studies of the Department Biotechnology
  • RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

    • One Research Project by MPCOST was completed in July 2009
    • One Minor Research Project by UGC is under process
    • Faculty members awarded Ph.D. Degree:
      1. Dr. N.P. Saxena - 1990
      2. Dr. G.D. Vyas - 1984
    • The faculty members registered for PhD:

    • Dr. Neelima Raipuria Registered as guide for Ph-D in Botany  & Microbiology:

  • ACTIVITY GROUPS :

    • Sir Jagdish Chandra Basu activity club performs various activities throughout the year.
    • One-day workshop on Bonsai Preparation, ( Blood Group testing , BSc )
    • Workshop on Mushroom cultivation. ( Regularly attended by IV & Vi Sem )
    • Workshop on Food --------------------------
    • State level Environmental Awareness Examination was conducted.
    • Guest lectures on special topics by eminent persons.
    • Department Stores:Annual departmental stores titled "HARITIMA" is being published with the Contribution of students, staff & other persons from various Institutes.

    • EXCURSION / EDUCATIONAL TOURS / VISITS – Biotechnology
      Regular visits to Im training Civil Hospital Morar Visit to -- industry of the region like SACHI, JNKUV University , P.R.I. Malanpur
      Visit to Pharma-- Companies of Gwalior like tewa, dabar, Bhagwat.

    • LIST OF STAFF MEMBERS :

      1. Dr. N.P. Saxena - Pro & Head
      2. Dr. G.D. Vyas - Pro & Head Biotechnology
    • LIST OF CLASS III AND IV :

      • Lab Technician - Shri R.D. Bhargava
      • Lab Attendant - Shri Janved Singh
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