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Department Name

BOTANY

Brief Description of Department

The department was established in 1937 and is one of the oldest Departments of the College.  It has the honor of the ‘Star Status’ from Department of Biotechnology, GOI and is a ‘Highly rated department’ under ‘UGC – College of Excellence’. Department of Botany focuses on carrying out the best practices of teaching and training students in the field of plant sciences. Several students from the department have made significant impact in the achievements of the department by exhibiting their talent and academic skill at various forums both within and outside the college.

 

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses Offered by Department

Programme Name

B.Sc.

Intake Capacity

125 (F. Y. B. Sc), 45 (S. Y. B. Sc) and 25 (T. YB. Sc)

Subject Combinations Offered

Chemistry, Botany, Zoology (CBZ)

Chemistry, Botany, LifeScience (CBLS)

Chemistry, Botany, Microbiology (CBMic)

Chemistry, Botany,, Biochemistry (CBBC)

Eligibility Criteria

XIIth Science Pass

 

Faculty Details

Name and Qualification

Expertise

Experience

Designation

Dr . Sunita Shailajan

M. Sc, D. H. E, M. Phil, Ph. D

Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of medicinal plants

30 years

Head,

Associate Professor (Scrutiny Cleared for Professorship)

Dr. Bhavna Narula

M. Sc, Ph. D

Economic Botany,

Plant Physiology

26 years

Associate Professor

Dr. Jessy Pius

M. Sc,  M. Phil, Ph. D

Mycology, Nanotechnology

24 years

Associate Professor

Lt. Dr. Manjusha Nikale

M. Sc, M. Phil, Ph. D

Anatomy,

Pharmacognosy

23 years

Assistant Professor

Ms. Anjali Lade

M. Sc (Pursuing Ph. D)

Paleobotany

23 years

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sunil Shankhadarwar

M. Sc, Ph. D

Phycology

14 years

Assistant Professor

Mr. Mayuresh Joshi

M. Sc. (Ph.D Thesis submitted)

Phytochemistry

 Pharmacognosy

01 year

Assistant Professor

Dr. Behnaz Patel

M. Sc, Ph. D

Cytogenetics

36 years

Retired, Dec, 2015

 

UG Syllabus

SEMESTER I

SUBJECT COMBINATION –(CBZ, CBLS, CBMic, CBBC)

Course Code

Course Title

RUSBOT101

Plant diversity-I

RUSBOT102

Form and Function-I

SEMESTER II

Course Code

Course Title

RUSBOT201

Plant diversity-II

RUSBOT202

Form and Function-II

SEMESTER III

SUBJECT COMBINATION -

Course Code

Course Title

RUSBOT301

Plant diversity-III

RUSBOT302

Form and Function-III

RUSBOT303

Current Tends in Plant Science -I

SEMESTER IV

Course Code

Course Title

RUSBOT401

Plant diversity-IV

RUSBOT402

Form and Function-IV

RUSBOT403

Current Tends in Plant Science -II

SEMESTER V

SUBJECT COMBINATION -

Course Code

Course Title

RUSBOT501

Plant diversity-V

RUSBOT502

Plant diversity-VI

RUSBOT503

Form and Function-V

RUSBOT504

Current Tends in Plant Science -III

RUSACHOR501

HORTICULTURE & GARDENING –I (Applied Component)

SEMESTER VI

Course Code

Course Title

RUSBOT601

Plant diversity-VII

RUSBOT602

Plant diversity- VIII

RUSBOT603

Form and Function-VI

RUSBOT604

Current Tends in Plant Science -IV

RUSACHOR601

HORTICULTURE & GARDENING –II( Applied Component)

 

 

Post-Graduate Programs Offered by Department

Programme Name

M Sc Botany (Molecular Biology, Cytogenetics and Plant Biotechnology)

Intake Capacity

12

Eligibility Criteria

B Sc Botany Pass

By Research / By Paper

M Sc by paper  and  Research

PG Syllabus

SEMESTER I

Course Code

Course Title

RPSBOT 101

Plant Diversity :CryptogamsI ( Algae and Bryophyta)

RPSBOT 102

Plant Diversity – Spermatophyta I (Gymnosperms and Angiosperms)

RPSBOT 103

Plant Physiology

RPSBOT 104

Cytogenetic , Molecular biology, Biotechnology and  Research  Methodology .

SEMESTER II

Course Code

Course Title

RPSBOT 201

Plant Diversity : Cryptogams II ( Fungi and Pteridophyta)

RPSBOT 202

Plant Diversity: Spermatophyta II (Anatomy, Developmental Botany and Palynology)

RPSBOT 203

Plant Physiology and Environmental Botany

RPSBOT 204

Medicinal Botany and Dietetics and Research  Methodology .

SEMESTER III

Course Code

Course Title

RPSBOT 301

Techniques and Instrumentation

RPSBOT 302

Molecular biology

RPSBOT 303

Plant Biotechnology

RPSBOT 304

Molecular biology and Cytogenetics

SEMESTER IV

Course Code

Course Title

RPSBOT 401

Techniques and Instrumentation

RPSBOT 402

Molecular biology

RPSBOT 403

Plant Biotechnology

RPSBOT 404

Molecular biology and Cytogenetics

 


 

PhD Offered by Department

Intake Capacity

10

Eligibility Criteria

PET cleared

 

 

 

 

Certificate Courses offered by Department

Programme Name

 

Intake Capacity

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

 

 

Syllabus of Certificate Courses

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrious Alumni

 

( Name of the students, current work  place & position)

1

 

 

2

 

3

 

4

Dr. S. M. Karmarkar (Former Principal, R. J. College, Ghatkopar, Emeritus Professor, C. B. Patel Research Centre, Mumbai)

 

Dr. S. R. Yadav, Former Head of the Department, Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

 

Dr. Usha Mukundan (Principal, R. J. College, Ghatkopar)

 

Dr. S. S. Barve (Associate professor in Department of Botany, and honorable Director Deputy Director KET’s Scientific Research Centre, V.G. Vaze College, Mulund)

Students Placements

1

2

3

Dr. Neelam Sayed. – Electrolab, Navi Mumbai

Ms. Prerena Singh - CSIR fellow- Perusing Ph D at  IIT Kanpur

Ms. SonaliBhogle - NABARD, Mumbai

 

Student Achievements

  • Dr. P.D. Sethi annual award 2012 Best Research Paper (2nd prize): “A bioanalytical and multidisciplinary approach for the quality assessment of Sufoof - Ziabetes- Dulabi: A popular traditional Unani antidiabetic medicine.’’
  • Dr. P.D. Sethi annual award 2012 Best Research Paper (Certificate of merit) for following papers:
    • Quality assessment of a traditional oil based Ayurvedic formulation: YashtimadhukaTaila.
    • A liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometric method for quantification of asiatic acid from plasma: application to pharmacokinetic study in rats.
  • Dr. P.D. Sethi annual award 2013 Best Research Paper (2nd prize): “Evaluation of impact of regional variation on β sitosterol content in AsteracanthalongifoliaNees seeds using HPTLC and HPLC technique.”
  • Dr. P.D. Sethi annual award 2013 Best Research Paper (Certificate of merit) for following papers:
    • Impact of Regional Variation on Lupeol content in Carissa carandas Linn. fruits: evaluation using validated High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography
    • Pharmacognostical Evaluation of leaves of Parkiabiglandulosa Wight &Arn.: An Important Ethnomedicinal Plant
    • Simultaneous estimation of three triterpenoidsursolic acid, β – sitosterol and lupeol from flowers, leaves and formulations of Rhododendron arboreumSmith. using validated HPTLC method
    • Standardization of ShadbinduTaila: An Ayurvedic oil based medicine
    • Quality Evaluation and Standardization of an Ayurvedic formulation Bilvadileha: A bioanalytical approach
    • Biomarker based quality control method for Carissa carandas Linn. fruits using HPTLC technique
    • Estimation of rhein from Cassia fistula Linn. using validated HPTLC method
    • Evaluation of quality and efficacy of an ethnomedicinal plant Ageratum conyzoides L. in the management of pediculosis
  • Dr. P.D. Sethi annual award 2014 Best Research Paper (3rd prize): “A High Performance Thin Layer Chromatographic method for the evaluation of marmelosin from Aeglemarmelos Corr. extract and its traditional formulation from rat plasma: Application to pharmacokinetics.’’
  • Dr. P.D. Sethi annual award 2014 Best Research Paper (Certificate of merit) for following papers:
    • A comparative estimation of quercetin content from CuscutareflexaRoxb. using validated HPTLC and HPLC techniques
    • Pharmacognostic and phytochemical evaluation of Chrysophyllumcainito Linn. leaves
  • Dr. P.D. Sethi annual award 2015 Best Research Paper (3rd prize): “Variation in the marker content of five different Dendrobium species: Comparative evaluation using validated HPTLC technique’’
  • Dr. P.D. Sethi annual award 2015 Best Research Paper (Certificate of merit) for following papers:
    • Evaluation of morphological and geographical variation in the content of ursolic acid from Carissa carandas Linn. using HPTLC.
    • Quality evaluation and standardization of a traditional Unani formulation Jawarish-e-AmlaSada.
  • Mayuresh Joshi, under the guidance of Dr. Sunita Shailajan received SBK travel grant for International paper presentation.
  • Mayuresh Joshi, under the guidance of Dr. Sunita Shailajan won the Netravali Research Paper Competition and received travel fellowship of Rs. 50,000/- for National paper presentation.
  • Anjali Lade, under the guidance of Dr. Sunita Shailajan won first prize at 4thBharatiyaVigyanSammelan& Expo in 2015.
  • M. Sc Part II students (Siddhi Baskaware and Supriya Patil) presented posters at ‘International Youth Science Congress, Mumbai – 2017 (IYSC, 2017).
  • Other Awards:

 

Contact:

Name of the HOD/Course Coordinator: Dr. Sunita Shailajan

Email address: sunitashailajan@ruiacollege.edu

Phone no :  +919821863676