Hearty Congratulations!! Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune is awarded with 'STAR STATUS' by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
EXAMINATION OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017

CLASSWISE SEATING ARRANGEMENT  

 

BOTANY DEPARTMENT

Information

About Department

The department of Botany was established in 1993 along with other science departments with B.Sc. Programme. The main aim of the department is to impart knowledge of plant science among the students. Laboratories are well equipped. Department is rich in study materials like books, museum specimens, charts, permanent slides, etc. The department has been recognized by DBT under star college scheme.


Vision

"To inculcate nature care by imparting knowledge of advance modern techniques for sustainable development"


Mission

"To educate and inspire students through our expertise and enriched laboratory for dissemination of knowledge at field level"


Objective

  1. To explore the plant diversity and create awareness about the biodiversity conservation
  2. To develop the aptitude towards plant science among the students
  3. A holistic development of students by ensuring the participation of maximum students in co-curricular & extra-curricular activities.

Botanical Garden

A college is having a small botanical garden in the premises which enhances the beauty of campus. The garden is a centre of attraction because of its beautiful layout and collection of different plants like medicinal, aromatic, ornamental, cacti, succulent and aquatics. Plants are well labeled with their botanical and common (in marathi) names. Beside this some habitats have developed in the garden, including shade house, pond for aquatics, sand bed for cacti and small fernery. The plants are arranged in a garden according their groups such as medicinal, aromatic, succulent, flowering, foliage etc. Along with angiosperms, ferns and gymnosperms are also blooming in the garden. The fresh plant material needed for practicals are also cultivated in the garden.

Zamia sp., Thuja biota, Cycas sp., Araucaria sp., and Cyperus sp. are some notable taxa in gymnosperms. The important medicinal plant growing in garden are Andrographis paniculata (kiryata), Bixa orellana (Sendari), Saraca asoca (Sita Ashok), Costus pictus, Adathoda vasica (Adulsa), Centella asiatica (Bramhi), Eclipta alba (Bramhi), Ocimum sanctum, etc. Many species of Cacti are planted in ground and in pots. Some other noteworthy plants in garden are Adenium, Azadirachta indica, Chlorophytum sp., Asparagus sp., Dracaena sp., Aloe vera, Begonia, Coleus sp., Passiflora, etc.


Research Projects

  1. Identification of pathogens of infected plants.
  2. Study of soil fungi in the college campus.
  3. Floristic study of Ganeshkhind, Pashan and nearby areas.
  4. Study on control of post-harvest fruits and vegetables diseases.

Completed Projects

Study of endemic plants of Tamhini Ghat Sanctioned by B.C.U.D.

Ongoing Projects

Research Publications

Faculty

1. Dr. Prachi Raval

  1. Raval Prachi (2010) Estimation of sugars in infected fruits by high performance liquid chromatography XXXIII conference of Indian Botanical Society and International symposium on the new horizons of Botany. Organized by Deptt. of Botany, Shivaji Univ. Kolhapur – 416004. Maharashtra.

  2. Raval Prachi (2012) A poster presented in National Conference on Recent trends in Mycology & Plant Sciences held at T. C. College, Baramati on “ The genus Fusarium an ubiquitous genus”

  3. Raval Prachi (2013): Fungal Diversity of fruits and vegetables Markets of Pune. A Paper published in National conference on Current prospects & challenges in life Sciences held at New Arts, Comm. & Sci. College, Ahmednagar. On “Fungal Diversity of fruits and vegetable Markets of Pune Abstract pg. 28-29.

  4. Raval Prachi (2014) Planning for environmental sensitive area: case study of Mahabaleshwar . National seminar on “Immortal cities : Past and Future concepts, changing Morphology and sustainability “ ISPER , Panchkula.

  5. Manali Deshmukh & Raval Prachi (2014) . Cultivation of Pleurotus sajor-kaju on rice husk. National Conference on conservation of natural resources & bio-diversity for sustainable development (NCCRB, 4-6 Dec. 2014, Devrukh, Ratnagiri .

2. Dr. Prachi Kshirsagar

Research Publications:

  1. Bhogaonkar Prabha Y., Vishal R. Marathe and Prachi P. Kshirsagar. 2008. Nutraceutical Assessment of Plumbago zeylanica L. – A Well Known Ayurvedic Drug Plant. Journal of Advances in Science and Technology. Vol. 11(1 & 2): 106 – 112. (ISSN No. 0971-9563)

  2. Bhogaonkar Prabha Y., Vishal R. Marathe and Prachi P. Kshirsagar. 2008. Nutritional and nutraceutical evaluation of two wild edible species of Oxalis L. Vidarbha Jr. of Science Vol. 3 (2): 40 – 45. (ISSN 0973 - 8932).

  3. Marathe Vishal R., Prachi P. Kshirsagar and Bhogaonkar Prabha Y. 2009. Traditional health practices in Khamgaon taluka (Dist. Buldhana, Maharashtra). Journal of Advances in Science and Technology. Vol. 12(1 & 2): 22 – 26. (ISSN No. 0971-9563)

  4. Bhogaonkar Prabha Y., Vishal R. Marathe and Prachi P. Kshirsagar. 2010. Documentation of Wild Edible Plants of Melghat Forest, Dist. Amravati, Maharashtra State, India. Ethnobotanical Leaflet. Vol. 14: 751 – 758. (ISSN No. 1948-3570)

  5. Marathe Vishal R., Prachi P. Kshirsagar and Bhogaonkar Prabha Y. 2010. Documentation of Traditional ethnoveternary practices in Khamgaon taluka (Dist. Buldhana). Indian Journal of tropical Forestry. Vol. 26 (II): 60 – 62. (ISSN: 0970-1494 )

  6. Kshirsagar Prachi P. and Prabha Y. Bhogaonkar. Feb. 2010. Nutritional and Therapeutic Value Ipomoea aquatica Forsk. – A Forgotten Food. In Proceedings of National Seminar on “Health, Food, Agro-biodiversity – Changing Paradigms” organized by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), Kozhikode, Kerala: 113 – 116.

  7. Kshirsagar Prachi P., Prabha Y. Bhogaonkar and Vishal R. Marathe. 2012. Underutilized fruits of North Maharashtra. Journal of Research in Plant Science. Vol. 1: 71 – 76.

  8. P. P. Kshirsagar, V. R. Marathe and P. Y. Bhogaonkar. 2012. Documentation of Wild Edible Plants of Buldhana District, Maharashtra, India. Life Sciences Leaflet. Vol. 5: 29 – 36. (ISSN Print: 2277-4297, Online: 0976-1098)

  9. Prabha Y. Bhoganokar and Prachi P. Kshirsagar. 2013. Nutraceutical potential of Mucuna utilis Wall. – a less known legume. Indian Journal of Natural Product and Resources, Vol. 4 (1): 36 – 41. (ISSN: 0976-6504)

  10. Prachi P. Kshirsagar and Prabha Y. Bhogaonkar. 2015. Nicandra physaloides (L.) Gaertn. A less known wild edible fruit. Int J Curr Pharm Res, Vol 7, Issue 2, 60-63. (ISSN: 0975-7066)



Participation and presentation of Research papers (Oral/Poster): -

  1. “Documentation of Traditional Ethnoveterinary Practices in Khamgaon Taluka, Distt. Buldhana, Maharashtra” in XVII Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and International Seminar on ‘Changing Scenario in Angiosperm Systematics’ Organized by Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur from 19th to 21st November, 2007.

  2. “Nutritional and nutraceutical evaluation of two wild edible species of Oxalis L.” in UGC sponsored National Seminar on Changing Biodiversity Scenario in India : Initiatives for Creation, Sustainable Utilization and Retention of Wealth, Organized by Department of Botany, Deogiri College, Aurangabad from 14th to 15th July, 2008.

  3. "Nutritional and Medicinal Attributes of Ceropegia bulbosa L. and Dioscorea bulbifera L." in XVIII Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and International Seminar on ‘Multidisiplinary Approaches in Angiosperm Systematics’ Organised by Department of Botany, Kalyani University, Kalyani from 11th to 13th October, 2008.

  4. “Nutritional evaluation of two well known Medicinal Herbs – Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers. and Centella asiatica (Linn.) Urban.” in XIX Annual conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and International Symposium on “Angiosperm Systematics and Phylogeny: Retrospects and Prospects” organized by National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow, from 12th to 14th November, 2009.

  5. “Documentation of Wild Edibles of Melghat, Dist. Amravati, Maharashtra State (India)” in XIX Annual conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and International Symposium on “Angiosperm Systematics and Phylogeny: Retrospects and Prospects” organized by National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow, from 12th to 14th November, 2009.

  6. “Wild Edible Plants of Dhule District, Maharashtra” in XXXII All India Botanical Conference and International Symposium on “Diversity of Plants and Microbes: Present Scenario” Organized by Department of P. G. Studies and Research In Applied Botany, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Dist. Shimoga, (Karnataka) from 28th to 30th December, 2009.

  7. “Nutritional and Therapeutic Value of Ipomoea aquatica Forsk. – A Forgotten Food” in National Seminar on “Health, Food, Agro-biodiversity – Changing Paradigms” organized by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), Kozhikode, Kerala from 12th to 14th February, 2010.

  8. “Traditional Knowledge on Wild edible flowers of North Maharashtra” in National Symposium on “Medicinal plants: A Promising Resources of the Country” organized by Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat (Gujarat State) from 9th to 10th June 2010.

  9. Nicandra physaloides (L.) Gaertn. – A less known wild edible fruit” in XXXIII Conference of Indian Botanical Society and International Symposium on the “New Horizons of Botany” organized by Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur from 10th to 12th November, 2010.

  10. “Wild Edible Fruits of North Maharashtra” in XX Annual conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and International Symposium on “Taxonomy, Plant Diversity and Conservation” organized by Department of Botany, Bharathiar University, Coimbtore (Tamilnadu), India from 26th to 28th November 2010.

  11. “Nutraceutical Potential of Mucuna utilis wall. – A Neglected Legume” in XXI Annual conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and National Seminar on “Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change (BCCS-11)” organized by Environment and Sustainability Department, Institute of Mineral and Science Technology, CSIR, Bhubaneshwar, Odhisa, India from 2nd – 4th December 2011.

  12. “Germplasm Studies On Some Medicinal Plants From Family Apocyanaceae” in XXI Annual conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and National Seminar on “Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change (BCCS-11)” organized by Environment and Sustainability Department, Institute of Mineral and Science Technology, CSIR, Bhubaneshwar, Odhisa, India from 2nd – 4th December 2011.

  13. “Nutritional and Medicinal Potential of Indian Cherry (Cordia dichotoma Forst. F.) – A less known edible” in XXI Annual conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and National Seminar on “Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change (BCCS-11)” organized by Environment and Sustainability Department, Institute of Mineral and Science Technology, CSIR, Bhubaneshwar, Odhisa, India from 2nd – 4th December 2011.

  14. “Studies on seed and seedling morphology of some high valued medicinal plants from family Fabaceae” in National Seminar organized by Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy during the 28th - 30th October, 2012 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati

Linkage Collaboration

Students did floristic Studies with Botany Deparment, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

Consultancy

Placement

Alumni

Sr. No.

Name of Students

Passing Year

Achievements

1

Prachi Kakade

2005

Doing Ph.D. at Savitribai Phule Pune University and also sanctioned project of 16 lakhs.

2

Prajakta Pathare

2007

AECOM India Private Limited (Ph.D from BSI, Pune)

3

Ketki Mule

2007

Did M.Phil from Savitribai Phule, Pune University, Pune

4

Amey Redkar

2007

Completed his Ph.D from Germany

5

Poonam Naik

2007

Officer in H.Sc. Board

6

Ninad Mungi

2008

Awarded a fellowship at Vancouver University at Canada

7

Madhuri Pawar

2008

Employed in Botanical Survey of India

8

Mandar Pawar

2009

Submitted Ph.D. thesis from Navsari Agriculture University, Navsari

9

Mukta Joshi

2009

Working as JRF at Belgaon

10

Vinayak Alse

2010

Qualified SET Pass, joined Thana College.

11

Vishnu Srinivasan

2010

Did M.B.A from Savitribai Phule, Pune University, Pune

12

Supraktik Mandal

2010

Did M.B.A from Savitribai Phule, Pune University, Pune

13

Vishnu Kakde

2010

Lecture in junior college at Darjeeling

14

Arpita Kathale

2011

Did Masters from University of Pune.

15

Snehal Kathale

2011

Officer in Agriculture College, Shivaji Nagar

16

Arpita Keskar

2012

Completed her M.Sc. from Fergusson College

Infrastructure

A. Instruments

Sr. No.

Name of Instrument (Quantity)

Make

Price

(Each Unit)

1

Autoclave

Labin

5,800/-

2

Binocular Microscope

Besto

11,000/-

3

Binocular Microscope Research

Labin

12,500/-

4

Binocular Projection Microscope with screen

Labin

18,300/-

5

Binocular Stereoscopic

Labin

9,800/-

6

Camera

Nikon coolpix L-110

14,500/-

7

Camera lucida (Mirror)

--

650/-

8

Centrifuge machine

Remi

23,793/-

9

Cup anemometer

MVTEX

4875/-

10

Digital spectrophotometer

Electronics India Model - 301

24,000/-

11

Dissecting micro scopes (22)

Biomic Science/Global Science

350/-

12

Electronic balance

Essae DS - 852

8023/-

CA 223 Contech

27,500/-

13

Electrophoresis unit

Cat No. VEP. 170301

7,800/-

14

Field press wooden

--

575/-

15

Hair Hygrometer

HUGER

1175/-

16

Heating mantle

---

850/-

17

Hot Air Oven

Universal

6,000/-

18

Imbibitions apparatus

--

375/-

19

Inoculation Chamber

Labin

14,500/-

20

Laminar air flow

Microfit India

46,336/-

21

Magnifying lens with stand

--

2720/-

22

Micropipette (fixed & variable volume)

Impulse

1000/-

Perfect

2050/-

Precise

2850/-

Quasmo (05)

1,450/-

Techno (11)

1690/-

Mvtex (05)

3,557/-

Besto (06)

2,500/-

Olympus (10)

4,800/-

Labin (15)

3,200/-

23

Over Head Projector

Besto

11,000/-

24

PH- meter

Equp-Tronics (EQ-610)

5,8000/-

25

Pointer eyepiece 10x (12)

Labin

208/-

26

Pointer eyepiece 15x (8)

--

750/-

27

Soxhlet apparatus

--

675/-

28

Stop Clock

--

690/-

29

Tilak- air sampler

--

1500/-

30

Vacuum air pump

JELPC

12,800/-

31

Water bath

--

5,600/-

 

B. Labortories

  • Laboratory – 02, Store Room – 01, Staff Room – 02

  • Class room with ICT – 01

  • Departmental library- 1 (100 Books),

  • Computer with internet – 02 (UPS- iball)



Support Staff

Sr.No.

Name

Designation

1

Mr. Vishnu Darade

Lab Attendant

2

Mr. Pandurang Shinde

Lab Attendant

Activities

A. Guest lectures by eminent personalities in the field of Plant Science

  • Dr. Vinaya Ghate, Ex-Scientist – E, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

  • Dr. Anuradha Upadhye, Scientist – C, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

  • Dr. Sachin Punekar, Founder President, Biosphere, Pune

B. Visits/competitions:

  • Every year poster/project/model, Rangoli competition is arranged for students in science exhibition (Anubhuti).

  • Flower arrangement and salad decoration competition in Vividha.

  • Visits are arranged to Floriculture, Polyhouse, Gardens and Mushroom Cultivation unit every year.

  • Study tours are arranged every year to explore the floral diversity in western ghat.

  • Visits to research institutes and universities like National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune and Savitribai Phule University, Pune

C. Social Activity

  • Students worked as volunteers at Kisan Agriculture Exhibition organized by kisan group, Pune

  • Students working as volunteer for phonological studies of native plants at Panchwati devari with Panchwati Devrai citizens group



ANUBHUTI

Dish GardenFermenter
Plant Cell

VISITS

Polyhouse and Floricultrue Unit Visit
Plant collection in field

GUEST LECTURESd

Practical Time

 

ACTIVITIES

Scientific Rangoli Competition
Japnese Flower Arrangment Workshop
Plant Measurment in Panchwati Devari, Panchwati, Pune
Student Volunteers at at Kisan Agriculture Exhibition at Moshi, dist. Pune

SOME NOTABLE PLANTS IN THE BOTANICAL GARDEN

FLOWERING/ FOLIAGE PLANTS

  1. Acanthaceae hydrangea macrophylla (thunb.) Ser.

  2. Adenium obesum (forssk.) Roem. & schult.

  3. Allamanda violacea Gardner

  4. Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop

  5. Bassia scoparia (L.) A.J. Scott.

  6. Begonia semperflorens Link & Otto

  7. Bryophyllum sp.

  8. Caesalpinia pulcherrima L.

  9. Caladium hortulanum Bridsey

  10. Calathea insignis Petersen

  11. Canna indica L.

  12. Chlorophytum comossum (thunb).

  13. Chlorophytum comosum (Thunb.) Jacques

  14. Clematis triloba Thunb.

  15. Clerodendrum thompsonae Balf. F.

  16. Coleus blumei Benth.

  17. Crossandra undulaefolia Salisb.

  18. Cryptanthus sp.

  19. Cuphea hyssopifolia Kunth

  20. Ddianthus chinensis L.

  21. Dracaena colorama

  22. Dracaena deremensis Engl

  23. Dracaena marginata Hort.

  24. Epipremnum aureum (linden & andré) G.S. Bunting

  25. Eranthemum laxiflorum C. B. Clarke

  26. Euphorbia milli Des Moul.

  27. Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. Ex Klotzsch

  28. Evodia elegans Sander

  29. Ficus elastica Roxb.

  30. Gardenia jasminoides J. Ellis

  31. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.

  32. Ixora chinensis Lam.

  33. Jatropha integerrima Jacq.

  34. Kalanchoe  blossfeldiana Poelln.

  35. Mussaenda erythrophylla Schumach. & Thonn.

  36. Nerium indicum Mill.

  37. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.

  38. Oxalis regnelli Miq.

  39. Passiflora amethystina

  40. Pentas lanceolata (Forssk) Deflers

  41. Phyllostachys Siebold & Zucc. Sp.

  42. Pilea cadierei Gagnep. & Guillaumin

  43. Plumeria pudica Jacq.

  44. Polyscias balfouriana (Andre) L. H. Bailey

  45. Polyscias filicifolia (C. Moore Ex E. Fourn.) L. H. Bailey

  46. Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum (W.Bull) Radlk.

  47. Pseudocalymma alliaceum (Lam.) Sandwith

  48. Quisqualis malabarica Bedd.

  49. Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn

  50. Salvia elegans Vahl

  51. Schefflera arboricola (Hayata) Merr.


MEDICINAL/AROMATIC/SPICES PLANTS

  1. Aloe vera Burm

  2. Asparagus racemosus Willd.

  3. Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop

  4. Bixa orellana L.

  5. Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Oken

  6. Butea monosperma (Lam.) Taub.

  7. Catharanthus roseus L.

  8. Centella asiaticatica (l.) Urb.

  9. Chlorophytum inornatum Ker Gawl.

  10. Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty

  11. Cinnamomum tamala (Buch.-Ham.) T. Nees & Eberm.

  12. Cissus quadrangulari L.

  13. Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari

  14. Costus igneus N.E. Br.

  15. Cymbopogon citratus DC

  16. Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.

  17. Euphorbia tirucalli L.

  18. Gymnema sylvestre R. Br.

  19. Justicia adhatoda L.

  20. Melia officinalis L.

  21. Mentha arvensis L

  22. Mentha × piperita L.

  23. Mimosa pudica L.

  24. Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng.

  25. Ocimum sanctum L.

  26. Ocimum tenuiflorum L.

  27. Piper nigrum L.

  28. Plumbago auriculata Lam.

  29. Polyscias guilfoylei (W. Bull) L.H. Bailey

  30. Ruta graveolens L.

  31. Saraca indica L.

  32. Scindapsus aureus (Linden & André) Engl.

  33. Spilanthes acmella Dc.

  34. Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague


AQUATIC PLANTS

  1. Eichhornia crassipes Solms

  2. Nymphaea Nouchali Burm. F.

  3. Pistia stratioites L.Cycas circinalis


FERN

  1. Asplenium nidus L.

  2. Livistona rotundifolia (Lam.) Mart.

  3. Nephrolepis biserrata (Sw.) Schott.

  4. Nephrolepis Sp.

  5. Polypodium punctatum Thunb

  6. Pteris ensiformis Burm. F.


GYMNOSPERM

  1. Thuja biota

  2. Araucaria Sp.

  3. Cycas circinalis

  4. Zamia Sp.

  5. Cyperus Sp.

  6. Cupressus Sp.


CACTI AND SUCCULANT

  1. Agave L. sp.

  2. Agave parviflora Torr.

  3. Aloe humilis (L.) Mill.

  4. Aloe jucunda Reynolds

  5. Aloe L. sp.

  6. Aloe variegate L.

  7. Caralluma R. Br. sp.

  8. Caralluma R. Br. sp.

  9. Caralluma R. Br. sp.

  10. Caralluma R. Br. sp.

  11. Caralluma speciosa (N.E.Br.) N.E.Br.

  12. Cereus florida

  13. Cereus repandus var. monstrosus Haw.

  14. Cissus quadrangularis L.

  15. Coryphantha (Engelm.) Lem. sp.

  16. Crassula arborescens (Mill.) Willd.

  17. Crassula ovate (Miller) Druce

  18. Cryptanus bivittatus (Hook.) Regel

  19. Echeveria Dc. 'Black Prince'

  20. Echeveria runyonii Rose.

  21. Echinocactus grusonii Hildm.

  22. Euphorbia lacteal Roxb.

  23. Euphorbia neriifolia L.

  24. Euphorbia tirucalli L.

  25. Euphorbia trigona Mill.

  26. Gasteria disticha (L.) Haw.

  27. Gymnocalycium mihanovichii (Fric ex Gürke) Britton & Rose Var.friedrichii Red

  28. Gymnocalycium mihanovichii Var.friedrichii brown

  29. Gymnocalycium mihanovichii Var.friedrichii orange

  30. Gymnocalycium mihanovichii Var.friedrichii pink

  31. Gymnocalycium mihanovichii Var.friedrichii Yellow

  32. Haworthia attenuate (Haw.) Haw.

  33. Haworthia Duval sp.

  34. Haworthia Duval sp.

  35. Haworthia limifolia Marloth

  36. Huernia hystrix N. E. Br.

  37. Kleinia stapeliiformis (E.Phillips) Stapf

  38. Matucana Britton & Rose. sp

  39. Matucana Britton & Rose. sp

  40. Notocactus scopa (Spreng.) Backeb.

  41. Opuntia anacantha Speg.

  42. Opuntia cylindrica (Lam.) Dc.

  43. Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.

  44. Opuntia linguiformis Griffiths. 'Maverick'

  45. Opuntia Mill. sp.

  46. Opuntia rufida Engelm.

  47. Opuntia tunicate (Lehm.) Pfeiff.

  48. Portulacaria afra Jacq

  49. Rhipsalis Gaertn. sp.

  50. Sansevieria francisii Chahin.

  51. Tephrocactus articulatus var. papyracanthus

  52. Trichocereus peruvianus Britton & Rose

  53. Xerosicyos danguyi Humbert.


Botnical Garden

Lawn

Garden entrance

Fernary (Nephrolepis, Asplenium, Polypodium, etc)

Sand Bed for cacti

Pond for aquatics (Nymphaea, Pistia, Eichhornia)
Beautiful Cacti growing in garden
Blooming Flowers

Teaching Staff Information : Botany DepartmentFaculty

Name : Dr. Raval Prachi
Designation : Head, Department of Botany
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D.
Experience :
High Lights
  1. Fungal Diversity of fruits and vegetables markets of Pune. Abstract, pg.28-29. National Conference on Current Prospects and Challenges in Life Science (CPLS-2013)

    July 2013, New Arts, Comm. & Sci. College, Ahmed-nagar.

  2. The genus Fusarium an ubiquitous genus 21st API scientist meet 2012 and National conference on “ Recent trends in Plant Sciences’’ 3-5 Feb. 2012 T.C. College

  3. Estimation of sugars in infected fruits by high performance liquid chromatography Nov. 2010 xxxiii conference of Indian Botanical Society and International symposium on the new horizons of Botany pg.199 Shivaji University.

  4. A new storage disease of Drumstick (19920 J. Ind. Bot. Soc. Vol.71301-302

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National Conference and workshops attended : 23
Email ID : prachi.raval@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Mr. A.N.Thorat
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc., SET, CSIR-UGC-NET-LS-JRF
Experience :
High Lights
  • Registered for Ph.D.- Sept 5th 2007.
  • Thesis Entitled: In Vitro production of steroidal sapogenins and development of protocol for synthetic seeds in some Agave species.
  • Areas of Interest: Plant Ecology, Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology
  • Teaching Experience – 2 years

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Email ID : amarjeet.thorat@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Dr. Prachi Kshirsagar
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Experience : 9 years
Area of Research : Plant Physiology, Ethnobotany, Seed technology, Nanobioscience
Phone No. : (O)020 (M) 09923367452
Research Experience : 9 years
Title of M.Phil / PhD Thesis / Dissertation : M.Phil: Studies on two ethnovegetables Oxalis corniculata L. and Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Ph.D.: "Documentation and Evaluation of Food Value of Some Wild Plant Species of North Maharashtra"
Project/Research work :

Project Title

Funding Agency

Digitized Inventory of Medicinal Plant Resources of Maharashtra

Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Mumbai

Seed and Seedling Morphology of Important Medicinal Plants

Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

Nanomaterial Treatment to seeds for enhancing seed germination

Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

Paper Published :

Paper Published: (In International /National journals / Proceedings): 10

  1. Bhogaonkar Prabha Y., Vishal R. Marathe and Prachi P. Kshirsagar. 2008. Nutraceutical Assessment of Plumbago zeylanica L. – A Well Known Ayurvedic Drug Plant. Journal of Advances in Science and Technology. Vol. 11(1 & 2): 106 – 112.

  2. Marathe Vishal R., Prachi P. Kshirsagar and Bhogaonkar Prabha Y. 2009. Traditional health practices in Khamgaon taluka (Dist. Buldhana, Maharashtra). Journal of Advances in Science and Technology. Vol. 12(1 & 2): 22 – 26.

  3. Bhogaonkar Prabha Y., Vishal R. Marathe and Prachi P. Kshirsagar. 2010. Documentation of Wild Edible Plants of Melghat Forest, Dist. Amravati, Maharashtra State, India. Ethnobiological Leaflet. Vol. 14: 751 – 758.

  4. Kshirsagar Prachi P., Prabha Y. Bhogaonkar and Vishal R. Marathe. 2012. Underutilized fruits of North Maharashtra. Journal of Research in Plant Science. Vol. 1: 71 – 76.

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Research papers presented In Conference/Symposium/Seminar: -13

  1. “Documentation of Traditional Ethnoveterinary Practices in Khamgaon Taluka, Distt. Buldhana, Maharashtra” in XVII Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and International Seminar on ‘Changing Scenario in Angiosperm Systematics’ Organized by Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur from 19th to 21st November, 2007.

  2. “Nutritional and nutraceutical evaluation of two wild edible species of Oxalis L.” in UGC sponsored National Seminar on Changing Biodiversity Scenario in India : Initiatives for Creation, Sustainable Utilization and Retention of Wealth, Organized by Department of Botany, Deogiri College, Aurangabad from 14th to 15th July, 2008.

  3. "Nutritional and Medicinal Attributes of Ceropegia bulbosa L. and Dioscorea bulbifera L." in XVIII Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and International Seminar on ‘Multidisiplinary Approaches in Angiosperm Systematics’ Organised by Department of Botany, Kalyani University, Kalyani from 11th to 13th October, 2008.

  4. “Nutritional evaluation of two well known Medicinal Herbs – Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers. and Centella asiatica (Linn.) Urban.” in XIX Annual conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and International Symposium on “Angiosperm Systematics and Phylogeny: Retrospects and Prospects” organized by National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow, from 12th to 14th November, 2009.

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Workshops and Conferences attended:

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Achievements for Excellence: -

  1. Dr. S. B. Jain Prize for securing Second highest marks in M. Sc. (Botany) from Govt. Vidarbha Institute of Science and Humanities, Amravati.

  2. Second Prize for Photo Presentation in UGC sponsored National Conference on “Climate Change and It’s Consequences” organized by Department of Botany and Zoology, Bharatiya Mahavidyalaya, Amravati (Maharashtra) from 12th to 13th January, 2010.

  3. First Prize in ‘Jewelry Making Competition’ from natural plant material held at Department of Botany, Fergusson College, Pune in December 2016.

Life Membership:

  1. Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT)

  2. The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India

  3. Medicinl and Aromatic Plant Association of India (MAPAI), Anand, Gujrat

Co-curricular Activities:

  1. Worked as Member in science day committee at Shri. Shivaji Science College, Amravati.

  2. Worked in organizing committee of National Conference held at Shivaji Science College, Amaravati.

  3. Participated in organization of departmental documents for NAAC committee.

  4. Guided post graduate students for projects and seminars.

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Email ID : drprachi.kshirsagar@gmail.com

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