Vision, Mission and Goals
Vision : The continued well being of the common man through a study of plant sciences.
Mission : Its mission is to apply conventional as well as non-conventional tools to understand plant process, development of human resource with hands on experience in the frontier areas of Plant Sciences and plant biotechnology. Establishment of linkages with National and International Institute for betterment of students of the Department.
Goal : To pursue the foregoing Department’s goal is to develop the Department as a leading center of Plant Sciences in the country.
- No. of Students Awarded Ph.D. - 151
- No. of M. Phil. - Awarded - 109
- No. of Students working for Ph. D. - 68
- No. of Students working for M. Phil. - 15
- No. of Research Projects Completed - Major : 23, Minor:85
- Conferences/Seminars Organized - International – 03 National 07 Regional –10
- Refresher Courses conducted for College Teachers - 13
- No. of Teacher Fellows – Ph.D. 43 M. Phil. - 25
- Conservation Ecology
- Stress Physiology
- Plant Tissue Culture
- Fugal Taxonomy
- Management of plant pathogens
- Plant Molecular Biology
- Fossil Flora Exploration
M.Sc. Course Strecture
M. Sc. Botany course divided into Eight Semesters. Each semester is having four theory papers and four practicals based on the theory paper, Semester System Examination ( Academic Flexibility, Credit System) is from January 2008 for M.Sc. Part - I ( Semester I & II ) and for M.Sc. II ( Semester III & IV ) . For M. Sc. II, there are seven specializations. Which are as follows.
- Plant Physiology
- Mycology Plant Pathology
- Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding
- Angiosperms Taxonomy
- Energy, Ecology and Environment
- Marine Botany
- Plant Biotechnology
- Department is DST FIST supported receiving grants of Rs. 20,00,000/- from DST.
- The department is recognized by UGC, New Delhi under the Special Assistance Programme (SAP). Following Thrust Areas have been identified.
- Coastal Bioresources.
- Mangrove Bioinformatics.
- Department has received Rs. 2, 94, 96,881/- amount during Xth plan from various agencies.
- UGC has allotted a grant of Rs. 40,00,000/- to the department for strengthening the infrastructure (in terms of power supply, water supply, safety equipments, laboratory working tables & infrastructure required for including the) component of research at PG Level.
- Botanical Garden of the department is recognized as a ‘Lead Garden’ of the Western Maharashtra by the Ministry of Environment & Forest, New Delhi, in 2008.
- Herbarium has been recognized by ‘ The New York Botanical Garden’ in 2009 and acronym to this herbarium as ‘SUK’.
- Shakil Shaikh – First Prize in the “AVISHKAR” 2008- 2009 for Research Project Competition Organized by Joint Venture of Board collage and university development and Director Student Welfare, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
- Nivas M. Desai and Uday H. Patil – Second Prize in the “AVISHKAR” 2008- 2009 for Research Project Competition Organized by Joint Venture of Board collage and university development and Director Student Welfare, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Consultancy Offered by the Department to the Society
- Identification of plants.
- Assessment of salt affected lands.
- Recommendations of appropriate crops for cultivation on problem soils.
- IPM (Integrated Pest Management). Identification of plant diseases and their management.
- Services to Plant Tissue Culture labs for maintenance and development of protocols.
- Assessment of Herbal / Ayurvedic products for antioxidant potentials.
- EIA (Environmental Impact Analysis) for civil, mining and industrial projects.
- Introduction of Delphinium malbaricum as an ornamental plant to agrarian community.
- Society oriented: Consultancy to Farmers and Local People is provided by faculty as and when required.
- Research oriented: Empanelment of Department by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board supplies sample for analysis with respect to pollution aspect.
- OSHIWARA Land Development company: Testing Mangrove soil potential Remuneration Rs. 30,000 /- .
- OSHIWARA Land Development company: Mangrove Plantation Remuneration Rs. 60,000 /-
- PAN / India Paryatan Ltd. (ESSEL - World) Mumbai: Mangroves Remuneration for advisory meeting 9th June, 2005 Rs. 50,000 /-.
- Student oriented: Trainee students from other Universities as well as from other Departments of this University.
MoU and Linkages
- NIO, Goa.
- Phytopharma, Kolhapur.
- Goa University, Goa.
- UAS, GKVK, Bangalore.
- KFRI, Trissur.
- NBPGR, New Delhi.
- ATREE, Bangalore.
- Forest Department. Maharashtra.
- BARC, Mumbai.
- College of Forestry, UAS, Ponampet.
- College for Forestry, UAS, Sirsi.
- North Eastern Hill University, Shilong.
- Univ. of Delhi, Delhi.
- Univ. of Pune, Pune.
- Dr. B.A.M. Univ. Aurangabad.
- Royal Botanical Garden, Kew (UK)
- The Institute of Low Temp Sciences, Hokkaido Uni. Sapporo (JP)
- Biological Faculty, Moscow State Univ., Moscow (USSR).
- Western Australian Herbarium, Science Division, Dept. of Env. & Consr. WA, (AUS)
- Hongkong University, Hongkong.
|Dr. S.S. Kamble||Professor & Head||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr. P.D. Chavan||Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr. G.B. Dixit||Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr. S.R. Yadav||Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr.(Smt.) A.B. Sabale||Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr.(Smt.) M.M.Dongare||Associate Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr.(Smt.) N.S. Chavan||Associate Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr. D. K. Gaikwad||Associate Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr. R.V. Gurav||Assistant Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr. (Smt.)V.S. Rathod||Assistant Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr. N.B. Gaikwad||Assistant Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr. (Smt.) K. B. Pawar||Assistant Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Dr. B. A. Karadge||Ret. Professor||M.Sc., Ph.D.|
Department of Botany,
Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Email: - botany @ unishivaji . ac . in