DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY - raja peary mohan college

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DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY
RAJA PEARY MOHAN COLLEGE
About the Department:
 The Department of Botany started as undergraduate pass course (Gen.
Course) teaching department in 1956, when Biological Sciences were
introduced in our college.
 Honours course was introduced after a long gap of 40 years in 1996.
 It’s the youngest laboratory based department of this college and still a
long path to be covered before a satisfactory level of development is
achieved.
 With assistance from UGC and our own resources, we are trying to
upgrade our department to a desirable standard.
FACULTY PROFILE :NAME
QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION
SPECIALIZATION
NUMBER
OF
YEARS OF
EXPERIENCE
Dr. Binod Kr.
Pathak
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate
Professor
Plant Physiology
&
Biochemistry
25 Yrs
Dr. Parthasarathi
Ghosh
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant
Professor
Cell Biology
&
Genetics
15 Yrs
Dr. Dibyendu
Talukdar
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant
Professor
Cytogenetics
&
Plant Breeding
15 Yrs
M.Sc.
Assistant
Professor
Phycology
7 Yrs
Nilu Halder
Programs run by the department
 Teaching & learning
 Research Programs
 Field Study and explorations
 Digital Phyto-informatics center
Teaching & learning
 Since 1956, department of botany is successfully running
general courses in Botany.
 During 1996, our department has introduced Honours Courses
in Botany. Both general & Hons. Courses are run following the
guidelines and syllabus of University of Calcutta. Students
regularly attend both theoretical and practical classes.
 To improve the quality of teaching as well as learning process
and to prepare students to adapt changing scenario of plant
science, and despite severe constrain in floor spacing
gradually have taken major initiatives as following-
Teaching & learning continued:
 Besides the conventional chalk and talk, use of modern
audio-visual aids in class room teaching
 Organizing regular class test, remedial coaching, oral
presentation, involving students to publish wall magazine
and articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals
 Field study in different phyto-geographical regions
RESEARCH PROGRAMS
With an objective to augment latest developments in plant sciences with teaching
& learning process of students as well as faculty members and to upgrade
departmental infrastructure, we initiated research programs in the following
broad areas Floral biodiversity, systematic, ethnobotanical and medicinal plant study
 Phycology (algal
culture, systematics & biodiversity, identification,
characterization & antimicrobial study of major algal constituents/products)
 Plant cell biology (mitosis and meiotic study, chromotoxicity, MN assay etc.,) &
mutation biology (gamma ray & EMS-induced mutagenesis, isolation and
analysis)
 Plant physiology & biochemistry
 Legume (grass pea, lentil, beans) breeding & stress biology (abiotic stress
factors like salinity, arsenic, drought and heavy metals, redox regulations, thiolcascade modulations, antioxidant defense cross-talk and tolerance)
Research Projects Undertaken
1. Collection, characterization and identification of some aquatic flora
of ponds, shallow water bodies and swampy lands of Hooghly
district, West Bengal-funded by UGC, PI: Nilu Halder
2. Comparative response of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum
L.) and grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) to arsenic and NaCl-induced
oxidative stress-funded by UGC, PI: Dr. Dibyendu Talukdar
FACULTY PUBLICATION
JOURNALS
BOOKS/Proceedings
FACULTY PUBLICATION
Research area-wise
JCI & Impact factors
Student Publications
 Accepted and in press -03
a) Title: INVENTORYING FLORAL DIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY IN KALYANI AREA OF NADIA
DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL, INDIA. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical and
Clinical Research, 2014
b) Title: Status, compositions and invasiveness of taxa in Kalyani, West Bengal, India.
Central European Journal of Experimental Biology, 2014
c) Title: Compositions, distributions and status of economic plants among invasive floras
of Uttarpara, Hooghly, West Bengal, India. International Journal of Pharmaceutical
Science and Research,
Field Study & Exploration
 Since 2005, at least 41 field studies have been conducted by
the department in different phyto-geographical areas of
West Bengal & Eastern Himalayas
As follows:-
Academic session
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
Study area
Gangetic West Bengal
(Hons. & General
students)
Sub-Himalayan &
Eastern Himalayas
(for Hons. Students)
Adisaptagram, Kalyani,
Uttarpara, AJC Bose Indian
Botanic garden
Uttarpara, Kalyani,
Mohanpur, AJC Bose Indian
Botanic garden
Haringhata, Kalyani, AJC
Bose Indian Botanic garden
, Uttarpara
Adisaptagram, Kalyani,
Uttarpara, AJC Bose Indian
Botanic garden
Ballyghat, Bally, Uttarpara,
Kalyani, AJC Bose Indian
Botanic garden
Lava, Lolegaon, Rishop,
Neora valley
Gangtok, Lachung chu
valley
Kalimpong, Latpanchor,
Mongpu
Gangtok, Phodong,
Chungthang, Mangan,
Lachen Chu valley
Pedong, Rishikhola,
Zuluk, Jelep La, Nathan
valley, Nathula pass,
Gangtok
Academic
session
Study Area
Gangetic West Bengal
(Hons. & General students)
Sub-Himalayan &
Eastern Himalayas
(for Hons. Students)
2010-11
Hooghly, Chinsura, Kalyani, AJC Bose
Indian Botanic garden
Pelling, Ra Bangla,
Gangtok
2011-12
Chinsura RRI, Kalyani, Uttarpara,
AJC Bose Indian Botanic garden
2012-13
Bally, Chinsura RRI, Kalyani, AJC
Bose Indian Botanic garden
Dodok, Bersey
Rhododendron
sanctuary
Borong, Dodok,
Pelling, Namchi
2013-14
Kalyani Farm, Uttarpara, Hooghly
Not conducted
2014-15
Under process
Under process
IMAGE GALLERY
STUDENTS PROFILE (ADMISSION):2008 - 2009
ADMITTED
B
O
T
A
N
Y
MALE
FEMALE
GRAND
TOTAL
DEGREE
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
Part-1
7
0
0
0
9
1
0
0
17
Part-II
1
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
5
Part-III
4
0
0
0
6
0
1
0
11
TOTAL
12
0
0
0
19
1
1
0
33
STUDENTS PROFILE (ADMISSION):2009 - 2010
ADMITTED
B
O
T DEGREE
A
N PART-I
Y
PART-II
MALE
FEMALE
GRAND
TOTAL
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
9
1
0
0
16
0
0
0
26
2
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
7
PART-III
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
3
TOTAL
11
1
0
0
24
0
0
0
36
STUDENTS PROFILE (ADMISSION):2010 - 2011
ADMITTED
B
O
T
A
N
Y
MALE
FEMALE
GRAND
TOTAL
DEGREE
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
PART-I
4
0
0
0
14
0
0
1
19
Part-II
6
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
19
PART-III
2
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
6
TOTAL
12
0
0
0
31
0
0
0
44
STUDENTS PROFILE (ADMISSION):2011 - 2012
ADMITTED
B
O
T DEGREE
A
N PART-I
Y
MALE
FEMALE
GRAND
TOTAL
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
4
1
0
1
11
0
0
0
17
PART-II
4
0
0
0
9
0
0
1
14
PART-III
6
1
0
0
12
0
0
0
19
TOTAL
14
2
0
1
32
0
0
1
50
STUDENTS PROFILE (ADMISSION):2012 - 2013
ADMITTED
B
O
T
A
N
Y
MALE
FEMALE
GRAND
TOTAL
DEGREE
GENERAL SC
ST
OBC
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
PART-I
12
0
0
1
15
2
0
0
30
PART-II
2
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
6
PART-III 3
0
0
0
9
0
0
1
13
TOTAL
0
0
1
28
2
0
1
49
17
STUDENTS PROFILE (ADMISSION):2013 – 2014
ADMITTED
B
O
T DEGREE
A
N PART-I
Y
PART-II
MALE
FEMALE
GRAND
TOTAL
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
GENERAL
SC
ST
OBC
5
0
0
0
10
2
0
0
17
12
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
23
PART-III
3
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
6
TOTAL
20
0
0
0
24
2
0
0
46
STUDENTS PROFILE (RESULT):UNIVERSITY RESULTS
PART - I
BOTANY
YEAR
APPEARED
PASSED
FAILED
2008 – 2009
15
10
5
2009 – 2010
26
23
3
2010 – 2011
15
13
2
2011 – 2012
17
12
5
2012 – 2013
30
24
6
1ST CLASS
7
2
STUDENTS PROFILE (RESULTS) :UNIVERSITY RESULTS
PART – II
BOTANY
YEAR
APPEARED
PASSED
FAILED
2008 – 2009
4
4
0
2009 – 2010
7
7
0
2010 – 2011
19
19
0
2011 – 2012
13
12
1
2012 – 2013
6
6
0
1ST CLASS
STUDENTS PROFILE (RESULTS) :UNIVERSITY RESULTS
PART - III
BOTANY
YEAR
APPEARED
PASSED
FAILED
1ST CLASS
2008 – 2009
11
11
0
2009 – 2010
3
3
0
2010 – 2011
6
6
0
2011 – 2012
16
15
1
4
2012 – 2013
13
12
1
1
2013 - 2014
5
5
0
STUDENTS PROFILE (RESULTS) :UNIVERSITY RESULTS
% PASSED (PART-I -- PART-III)
B
O
T
A
N
Y
YEAR
PART-I
%
Passed
PART-II
%
Passed
PART-III
%
Passed
2008 – 2009
66.66
100
100
2009 - 2010
88.46
100
100
2010 - 2011
86.66
100
100
2011 - 2012
70.58
92.30
93.75
2012 - 2013
80
100
92.30
2013 – 2014
NOT YET PUBLISHED
100
STUDENTS PROFILE (RESULT) :UNIVERSITY RESULT (% PASSED)
Part-I
100%
100%
100%
Part-II
Part-III
100%
100%
93.75%
100%
100%
92.30%
92.30%
88.46%
86.66%
80%
70.58%
66.66%
Part-III
Part-II
Part-I
2008 - 2009
2000 - 2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
Achievements after last NAAC visit:
Digital phyto-informatics center
Our department has taken a major initiative to digitalize the knowledge and
information gathered during the field study and exploration.
This approach is unique in this region, as for the first time we are digitalizing the
herbarium specimens of our department collected, pressed and dried since
1961, through scanning/photographing of pressed specimens with brief
description of the taxa to develop a user-friendly and web-accessible virtual
herbarium.
Over 300 specimens have been digitalized so far, and the process is still going
on covering medicinal plant, endangered & invasive plant data bases,
cryptogams, Gymnosperms, Lichens and algal flora
Our main objective is to update and equip our students in plant study but along
with this we also want to help non-botanist academia and entrepreneurs in their
queries regarding plant resources
Achievements after the last NAAC peer visit (August, 2005)
Criteria
Target set on 2005
Target achieved/present status
Infra
structural
development
1) New class room,
i)
2) Introduction
of
new ii) New instruments like student microscopes
instruments
with oil-immersion lens, cold centrifuge, UV-
3) Compartmentalization
different
labs
New class room developed
based
of
Vis spectrophotometer, digital SLR camera,
on
high precision light microscopes
module
4) Acquiring/introduction
iii) Separate Plant physiology & biochemistry
of
scientific journals, etc., and
lab, culture room, plant cell biology lab,
plant
systematics,
museum
with
new
specimens
5) Grant application to funding iv) Journals acquired and properly displayed
agency
v) Applied for up gradation of departmental
infrastructure grant to DBT, WB under
BOOST I program
Criteria
Target set on 2005
Target
achieved/present status
Methodology
in Introduction of advanced i)
teaching & learning methodology along with
conventional black-board
process
teaching
Remedial coaching
Planned for up liftment of
knowledge and skill for
financially
weaker
sections
Resource development Development
of
web& utilization
based data bases for
knowledge
and
information
gathered
during
different
field
study & explorations
LCD
projectors,
fully
equipped
dedicated
computers with LAN facility
for latest text & reference
study
ii) Class test, oral presentation
by students
iii) Increase in Hons. Seats
iv) Formation
of
alumni
association
Started for SC/ST and OBC
and students from minority
community
Digitalization of herbaria, field
exploration, publications, data
base
development
of
medicinal/economical, invasive
plants, algal flora, cryptogams,
etc. by students, alumnus and
faculty
members;
skill
development among students
Faculty
Research
Upgradation
of
research
through
Ph.D.,
post-Ph.D.
works,
introduction
of new arenas
of
activity,
application
for
new
projects,
increase the quality &
quantity of research
publications in peerreviewed
national/
international journals/
periodicals/ etc
i)
Ph.D. awarded to one faculty and under process for other after
2005,
ii)
Research areas expanded from cell biology & biochemistry to
phycology, biodiversity & systematic, enzymology,
plant
production, mutation biology, tissue culture and legume stress
biology
iii) Two new research projects sanctioned by UGC during 2010-13
iv) Publication of research paper in peer-reviewed well indexed
journals increased to 73 from 15 in 2005
v) SCI and impact factor increased to 610 (Google Scholar,
Scopus) and 3.171, respectively
Enhancement
of i)
Publication of wall magazine by students
Research
student
attractions,
aptitude
skill, knowledge and ii) Publication of field study in peer-reviewed indexed journals
development of
feed
back
to
the
students
essence
of
plant iii) Students trained for excel graph preparation, scanning,
Research
collaboration/
peer review
support
science
through
publications
in
harmony with their
syllabus
Linking department to i)
world plant diasporas
initially
through
collaborations in non- ii)
grant
activities/peerreview
support
to
iii)
enrich
faculty
knowledge
and
percolate it to students
digitalization of herbaria, biometrics analysis through MS software
Non-grant collaborative works (Books, Research Topic, field
study techniques) are underway with ICARDA, Frontiers
Bioscience, Switzerland, IDRC, Canada, etc
Development of software
for digital herbarium with
Cybersoftech corpn., Calcutta, India
Peer review support to national and international journals
published by Springer, Elsevier, Frontiers, Academic & other
reputed organizations
Strength of the Department
 Faculty: Young, Dynamic, Energetic and Motivated.
NET qualified.
Ph.D. holders with proper Research Training & Aptitude
Teachers with long experience in UG and PG teaching
One of the faculty member-Member, UG board of Studies (University
of Calcutta) since 2000
A close and strong connection among Faculty members, Students –
present and past, and Departmental Staffs
Weakness of the Department
 Acute shortage of Teachers/Faculty
 Absence of trained specimen collector/s
 Acute shortage of floor space
 Infrastructural deficiencies in establishing vital laboratories like
Tissue Culture
Cell and Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Plant pathology
Algal and microbial culture room etc.
Future Target/Plans:
Objectives: Resource Generation and Utilization
 Application for New/Additional Teaching posts.
 Application for Major and Minor Research Projects with scope for Research
Associates, Scholars and Assistants.
 Development of laboratories for Tissue Culture and Microbiology.
 Re-development of medicinal plant gardens (roof top).
 Introduction of self-financed short term vocational diploma courses.
 Tapping of external funding agencies for resource generation- (already applied
for Boost - I program of DBT, WB).
 Preparation of PBR of the surrounding locality (Raghunathpur gram-panchayat is
already selected as the 1st target village- preliminary survey already done.)
 Activation of alumni association
 Upgradation of departmental library
 Periodic seminars/workshops
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