DEPARTMENT BOTANY

Name of Department
  • Botany
Year of Establishment
  • 2005
M.Sc: - Herbal Science, Bioanalytical Sciences, Environment Sciences
Certificate course in food processing.
Credit based Semester and Grading System.
yes. Biochemistry department and Biotechnology department
Sanctioned Filled
Professors -- --
Associate professors -- --
Asst.Professors -- 07
Name Qualification Designation Specialization Years of Exp.
Ms. Deepa R. Verma M.Sc (Botany), B.Ed, M.A. (Edu), PhD(Pursuing) HOD,Asst. Professor Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding 12
Mr. Vaibhav Satvi M.Sc (Botany), B.Ed Asst. Professor Environmental Botany 09
Ms. Madhulika Yadav M.Sc (Botany), B.Ed, (Qualified PET, University of Mumbai) Asst. Professor Plant Biotechnology 04
Mr. Vinodkumar Didwana M.Sc (Herbal Sciences) Asst. Professor Herbal Sciences 3
Dr. Ms. Swaroopa Angihotri M.Sc (Botany), PhD Asst.Professor Plant Physiology 3
Mr. Pratik Jagtap M.Sc (Botany) (Qualified PET, University Of Mumbai) Asst.Professor Environmental Botany
Miss Pooja Tiwari M.Sc (Botany) (Qualified PET, University Of Mumbai) Asst.Professor Environmental Botany
Mr. Atul Dubey M.Sc (Botany) Asst. Professor Cytogenetics & Biotechnology 3
Dr. Meenakshi Vaidya, Associate professor, Mithibai College.
STAFF Sanctioned Filled
Lab Assistant -- 02
Lab Attendant -- 04
Field Collector -- 01
Peon -- --
Qualifications No. of Staff
Ph.D. 01 + 01- PURSUING
M.Phil 01
P.G & NET NIL
P.G. 07
Publication per faculty
Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/ international) by faculty and students: 15
Satish A Bhalerao, Deepa R Verma, Rohan V Gavankar, Nikhil C Teli, Yatin Y Rane, Vinodkumar S Didwana and Ashwin Trikannad “ Phytochemistry, Pharmacological Profile and Therapeutic Uses of Piper Betle Linn. – An Overview; Research and Reviews: Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, RRJPP | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | October-December, 2013
Teli Nikhil, Verma Deepa, Gavankar Rohan and Bhalerao Satish “Isolation, Characterization and Identification of Diesel Engine Oil Degrading Bacteria from Garage Soil and Comparison of their Bioremediation Potential ; International Research Journal of Environment Sciences, ISSN 2319–1414 Vol. 2(2), 48-52, February (2013).
D’souza Rohan, Verma Deepa , Gavankar Rohan and Bhalerao Satish “Bioelectricity Production from Microbial Fuel using Escherichia Coli (Glucose and Brewery Waste) “International Research Journal of Biological Sciences; ISSN 2278-3202 Vol. 2(7), 50-54, July (2013)
Pualsa Jagdish , Verma Deepa ,Gavankar Rohan , and Bhagat RD, “Production of Microbial Lipases Isolated From 286 Curd Using Waste Oil as a Substrate” Res J Pharm Biol Chem Sci Volume 4, Issue 3, 2013 (July - September).
Satish A Bhalerao, Deepa R Verma, Rohan L D’souza, Nikhil C Teli, and Vinodkumar S Didwana “Chemoinformatics: The Application of Informatics Methods to Solve Chemical Problems” Res J Pharm Biol Chem Sci Volume 4, Issue 3, 2013 (July - September).
D’souza R, Verma D , Gavankar R , Bhalerao S. Menezes G “Generation of bioelectricity from Escherichia Coli using a Microbial Fuel cell” “International Journal of Biotechnology and Biosciences; ISSN 2231-0304 Vol. 2(4), 281-285, October – December 2012
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences Pharmacological and Phytochemical Properties of Betula utilis: An Overview.Deepa Verma, Saininad Ajgaonkar, Neha Sahu, Madhavi Rane, and Nikhil Teli, September - October 2014 RJPBCS 5(5)
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Convolvulus pluricaulis, choisy, Satish A Bhalerao, Deepa R Verma, Nikhil C Teli and Ashwin A Trikannad May-June 2014 RJPBCS 5(3)
Journal of Applicable Chemistry 2014, 3 (4): 1423-1431 Ficus racemosa Linn. : A Comprehensive Review Satish A Bhalerao, Deepa R Verma, Nikhil C Teli, Vinodkumar S Didwana and Saurabh S Thakur Accepted on 17th June 2014
Saraca asoca (Roxb.), De. Wild: An overview Satish A Bhalerao, Deepa R Verma, Vinodkumar S Didwana and Nikhil C Teli, Accepted: April 17, 2014.
RESEARCH AND REVIEWS: JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES A Holistic Approach on Review of Solanum virginianum. L. Madhavi H Rane, Neha K Sahu, Saininand S Ajgoankar, Nikhil C Teli, and Deepa R Verma* Accepted: 18/05/2014
BIOACTIVE CONSTITUENTS, ETHNOBOTANY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROSPECTIVES OF CASSIA TORA LINN. Satish A Bhalerao, Deepa R Verma, Nikhil C Teli, Rohan V Gavankar, Ashwin A Trikannad and Parinita P Salvi Accepted: September 27, 2013
Eclipta alba (L.): AN OVERVIEW Satish A Bhalerao, Deepa R Verma, Nikhil C Teli and Vaibhav R Murukate, Accepted: September 17, 2013
Int.J.Curr.Res.Chem.Pharma.Sci.1 (4):50-58a Comprehensive Review: Butea Monosperma (Lam.) Kuntze Satish A Bhalerao, Deepa R Verma, Nikhil C Teli And Rohan V Gavankar
Basil Dmello, Maithilee Raut, Rohan Gavankar, Deepa Verma, maya Chemburkar., Production of Aflatoxin by Aspergillus flavus using modified and testing its toxicogenic activity on plant models., International journal of Bioassay
  • Number of publications listed in International Database (for e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database- International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc.) : NIL
  • Monographs: NIL
  • Chapter in books : NIL
  • Books edited : NIL
  • Books with ISBN/ ISSN numbers with details of publishers: NIL
  • Citation index : NIL
  • SNIP : NIL
  • SJR: NIL
  • Impact factor : NIL
  • H-index: NIL
SR.NO PROGRAMME 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
1 F.Y.B.Sc -- -- -- --
2 S.Y.B.Sc -- -- -- --
3 T.Y.B.Sc -- -- -- --
4 M.Sc –I -- -- -- --
5 M.Sc-II -- 100 % 100 % 70%
Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e in Research laboratories/ Industry / other agencies
SR.NO PROGRAMME 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
1 F.Y.B.Sc -- -- --
2 S.Y.B.Sc -- -- --
3 T.Y.B.Sc -- -- --
4 M.Sc –I -- -- --
5 M.Sc-II -- -- 30 %
Dr. Haresh Kamdar, TSEC, Bandra
Dr. G. Ramakrishnan, chairperson, CSI.
Dr. Sunita Shailajan, Associate professor, Ruia College.
Mr.Rajesh Athaide, St. Angello computer education
Mr. Vivek Mendonsa, Lawrence and Mayo
National: Nil
International: Nil
Organized in-house workshop to sensitize students towards research
Name of the course/ programme Applications received Selected Enrolled M/F Pass percentage
M.Sc Herbal Sciences 11 11 M-1
F-10
100
M.Sc. Bioanalytical Sciences 19 19 M-2
F-17
100
M.Sc Environmental Sciences 16 16 M-6
F-10
100
Certificate Course in Food Processing -- -- -- --
*M= male *F=Female
Name of the course % of students from Same State % of students from other State % of students from abroad
B.Sc. 100 0 0
M.Sc. 100 0 0
*M= male *F=Female
Student progression 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
UG to PG -- 85% 80% 70%
PG to M. Phil. -- -- -- --
PG to Ph.D. -- -- -- --
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral -- -- -- --
Employed
Campus selection
Other than campus recruitment
-- -- -- --
Entrepreneurship/ Self-Employment -- -- -- --
Library-Available
Internet facilities for staff & students-Available
Class rooms with ICT facility-Available
Laboratories-Available
Workshop on Virtual lab by IIT-B (2014)
Workshop of molecular biology techniques by NFB (2012)
Workshop on techniques in Microbiology (VCARD)
Workshop on Water testing and analysis (VCARD)
VIVAXIOUS – Inter Collegiate Academic FEST
Workshop on 'Basic Techniques in Chromatography & HPTLC' (VCARD)
Power point presentation
Animations
Debates
Group discussions
OHP presentations
Assignments/projects
Industrial visits
Chalk & Talk method
Students are encouraged by the department to participate in extension activities conducted by DLLE, NSS and NCC, Nature club, Blood group registry.
Strengths:
Young and enthusiastic staff, well established laboratories.

Weakness:
There is lack of interest among students regarding the subject due to little exposure and lack of awareness regarding the importance and application of subject.

Opportunity:
Research opportunity via VIVA Centre for Advanced Research & Development.

Challenges:
To maintain the interest of the student in the subject of BOTANY which seems to be fading out due to lack of awareness of subject & introduction of Applied subjects.

Future plan:
Botanical Garden
Medicinal garden
Water garden
Rock garden
Museum
Polyhouse

Teaching Staff:

Details of teachers having achievements in the academic year 2013-2014 are as follows:

Prof Deepa Verma has co-authored 6 review papers and 4 research papers in peer reviewed online open access journals. She participated in workshop on Aromatherapy held in VAZE- KELKAR College, Mulund and also attended two days workshop on modern instruments used in medicinal plants analysis held in RUIA College. She was actively involved in organization of workshop on ‘revised syllabus of M.Sc. Environmental Sciences semester III & IV ‘held at VIVA College under the aegis of University of Mumbai. She was invited as a judge for ‘National Children’s science congress 2013’ organized at St. Anne’s High school, Borivali (West). She has registered for Ph.D. studies in March 2013.

Prof. Vaibhav Satvi has attended One day workshop on revised syllabus in T.Y.B.Sc. Botany.

Prof. Madhulika Yadav has cleared PET in Botany in June 2013.

Prof Vinodkumar Didwana has co-authored 2 review papers. He also attended one day workshop on Ion chromatography organized by Chromatographic Society of India, held at IIT-Bombay. He was actively involved in organization of workshop on ‘revised syllabus of M.Sc. Environmental Sciences semester III & IV ‘held at VIVA College under the aegis of University of Mumbai. He and Prof. Glenys D’Souza planned UDAAN festival of north Mumbai zone held at VIVA College under the aegis of Department of Lifelong Learning & Extension (DLLE), University of Mumbai.

Prof. Nikhil Teli has published 1 research paper and co-authored 6 review papers. He also attended one day workshop on Ion chromatography organized by Chromatographic Society of India, held at IIT-Bombay. He was actively involved in organization of workshop on ‘revised syllabus of M.Sc. Environmental Sciences semester III & IV ‘held at VIVA College under the aegis of University of Mumbai. He has cleared PET in Biotechnology in June 2014.

CO-CURRICULAR / EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

a) Workshop on Virtual lab by IIT-B (2014)

b) Workshop of molecular biology techniques by NFB (2012)