gogate-college

Department of Botany

Department of Botony

Establishment / mile stones: Established in June 1945

Head of the Department Year
Mr. S. V. Shevade (Principal) 1945-1950
Dr. S. S. Lele 1950-1954
Mr. K. T. Gupte 1954-1962
Mr. P. N. Deshmukh 1962-1992
Dr. P. S. Kokate 1992-2003
Mr. G. S. Kulkarni 2004-2017
Dr. M. M. Patwardhan 2017 onwards
Developments in the Department 1962-1980: Botany at subsidiary level
1981-1995: Three Units Botany
1992: M.Sc. Botany by Research
1996: Six Units Botany
1998-2003: Agro Service as a Vocational subject
2001: Ph.D Botany recognition to Dr. P. S. Kokate
2004-2009: Add on course Horticulture
Programmes offered (UG., PG., and M.Phil., PhD etc.)

Department offers Botany as a two unit subject at the F.Y. , three unit at S.Y. and six units(major) at the T.Y.B.Sc. Level. The various papers taught at the different levels are as follows:

F.Y.B.Sc. Semester-I
Paper I:- Plant Diversity-I
Paper II:- Forms and Functions-I

F.Y.B.Sc. Semester-II
Paper I:- Plant Diversity-I
Paper II:- Forms and Functions-I

S.Y.B.Sc. Semester-II
Paper I:- Plant Diversity-II
Paper II:- Forms and Functions-II
Paper III:- Current Trends in Plant Science-I

S.Y.B.Sc. Semester-IV
Paper I:- Plant Diversity-II
Paper II:- Forms and Functions-II
Paper III:- Current Trends in Plant Science-I

T.Y.B.Sc. Semester-V
Paper I:- Plant Diversity-III
Paper II:- Plant Diversity-IV
Paper III:- Forms and Functions-III
Paper IV:- Current Trends in Plant Science-II

T.Y.B.Sc. Semester-V
Paper I:- Plant Diversity-III
Paper II:- Plant Diversity-IV
Paper III:- Forms and Functions-III
Paper IV:- Current Trends in Plant Science-II

Applied Component for T.Y.B.Sc. Semester V & VI.
Semester V- Horticulture and Gardening–I
Semester VI- Horticulture and Gardening–II

 Infrastructure

Sr.No. Laboratory/Faculty Room/Preparation Room Area in Sq.ft.
1 Laboratory-I 686.88
2 Laboratory-II 930
3 Laboratory-III 514.04
4 Laboratory-IV 361.45
5 Laboratory-V 361.45
6 Instrumentation Room 310
7 Faculty Room 310
8 Corridor 682.5
9 Medicinal Plant Shade-net- house 20 X 24 ft

 Equipments

Sr.No. Name Quantity
1 Electrophoresis apparatus
(Horizontal, with Power Pack)
04
2 Electrophoresis apparatus (Vertical) 01
3 Compound Microscopes 54
4 Dissecting Microscopes 25
5 Centrifuge Machines 02
6 Monopan Balance 01
7 pH Meter 01
8 Colorimeters 02
9 Magnetic Stirrer and Hot plate 01
10 Digital Bacterial Colony Counter 01
11 Rotary Flask Shaker 01
12 Autoclave 01
13 BOD Incubator 01
14 Bacteriological Incubators 02
15 Hot Air Oven 02
16 Laminar Air Flow 01
17 Digital Water Bath 01
18 Soil Testing Kit 01
19 Water Analyzer Kit 01
20 Soxlet’s Extraxtion apparatus Biotechno-lab 01
21 Binoccular Research Microscope 01
22 Clevenger’s Volatile oil extraction apparatus 01
23 Computers Pentium P IV with Printers 02
24 Laptop (Dell): 01
25 Camera DSLR Nikon with 18-55 lens and tripod stand 01
26 Magnus camera attachment for microscope 01
27 LED screen 01

 

Teaching

Mr. G. S. Kulkarni
Mr. G. S. Kulkarni
Associate Professor
M.Sc.M. Phil.
Dr. M. M. Patwardhan
Dr. M. M. Patwardhan
Associate Professor
M.Sc. M. Phil.Ph.D.
Mr. S. A. Apate
Mr. S. A. Apate
Assistant Professor
M.Sc. B.Ed.
Dr. S. S. Kadam
Dr. S. S. Kadam
Assistant Professor
M.Sc. (Botany), B.Ed. Ph.D., M.Sc. (Education)
Staff Member
R. P. Godbole
Assistant Professor
M. Sc.
Staff Member
Dr. A. B. Mirgal
Assistant Professor
MSc., Ph. D.

Non Teaching

Staff Member
N. M. Mandavkar
Lab assistant
Staff Member
P. S. Rasal
P. S. Rasal
Staff Member
D. H. Ghadge
Lab attendent
Staff Member
A. A. Karlekar
Lab attendent
Advisory Committee

Dr. Selvatkar A.N. Scientific officer, Government of India, Department of Higher Education,New Delhi

Dr. Sukhtankar K.V. I/C Principal, Gogate Jogalekar College,Ratnagiri.

Dr. Bal Phondake, Dr. S. B. Kadrekar, Ex Vice Chancellor,Balasaheb Sawant KKV,Dapoli.

Dr. Vijay Joshi, Ex Dean,College Of Fishries,KKV, Shirgaon, Ratnagiri.

Dr. Usha Mukundan, Chairman, BOS Botany, University of Mumbai.,Principal,Jhunjhunwala College, Ghatkopar,Mumbai.

Dr. Mali V.P.,Head, Department of Botany,Anandrao Dhonde Alias Babaji Arts, Commerce and Science College, Kada.Taluka Ashti,District-Beed.

Dr. Patil P.Y. Co-ordinator Sub-Centre, Ratnagiri. University of Mumbai.

Dr. Nagavekar Dilip, Dr.Madhukar Y. Cholkar(Bachulkar) Principal,Sri.Vijaysinha Yadav College,Pethvadgaon,District- Kolhapur.

 UG

Class Semester Course Nomenclature Type(Optional, Elective, Compulsory, etc)
F. Y. B.Sc. Semester I and II Plant Diversity I Compulsory
Form and function I Compulsory
S. Y. B.Sc Semester III and IV Plant Diversity II Compulsory
Form and function II Compulsory
Current Trends in Botany Compulsory
T. Y. B. Sc Semester V and VI Plant Diversity III Compulsory
Plant Diversity IV Compulsory
Form and function III Compulsory
Current Trends in Botany Compulsory
T.Y.B.Sc Applied Component Horticulture and Gardening Elective

 Other (Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Courses)

Sr. No. Name of Course Level
1 Simple techniques in plant propagation Certificate Course
2 Fruit processing and preservation Certificate Course

 Lab Information Details

Laboratory-I:
Total area in square feet: 686.88 Sq.ft

Laboratory-II:
Total area in square feet: 930 Sq.ft

Laboratory-III:
Total area in square feet: 514.04 Sq.ft

Laboratory-IV:
Total area in square feet: 361.45 Sq.ft

Laboratory-V:
Total area in square feet: 361.45 Sq.ft

Instrumentation Room:
Total area in square feet: 310 Sq.ft

Faculty Room:
Total area in square feet: 310 Sq.ft

Corridor:
Total area in square feet: 682.5 Sq.ft

 Equipments

1.Electrophoresis apparatus (Horizontal, with Power Pack):
Nos. available: 01
2.Compound Microscopes:
Nos. available: 35
3.Dissecting Microscopes:
Nos. available: 16
4.Centrifuge Machines:
Nos. available: 02
5.Monopan Balance:
Nos. available: 01
6.pH Meter:
Nos. available: 01
7.Colorimeters:
Nos. available: 02
8.Magnetic Stirrer and Hot plate:
Nos. available: 01
9.Digital Bacterial Colony Counter:
Nos. available: 01
10.Rotary Flask Shaker:
Nos. available: 01
11.Autoclaves:
Nos. available: 01
12.BOD Incubator:
Nos. available: 01
13.Bacteriological Incubators:
Nos. available: 02
14.Hot Air Oven:
Nos. available: 02
15.Laminar Air Flow:
Nos. available: 01
16.Digital Water Bath:
Nos. available: 01
17.Soil Testing Kit:
Nos. available: 01
18.Water Analyzer Kit:
Nos. available: 01
19.Soxlet’s Extraxtion apparatus Biotechno-lab:
Nos. available: 01
20.Computers Pentium P IV with Printers:
Nos. available: 02
21.Laptop(Dell):
Nos. available: 01
22.Binoccular Research Microscope:
Nos. available: 01
 Research Equipments

1.Electrophoresis apparatus (Horizontal, with Power Pack):
Nos. available: 01
2.Colorimeters:
Nos. available: 02
3.Camera DSLR Nikon with 18-55 lens and tripod stand:
Nos. available: 01
4.Centrifuge Machines:
Nos. available: 02
5.Monopan Balance:
Nos. available: 01
6.pH Meter:
Nos. available: 01
7.Colorimeters:
Nos. available: 02
8.Magnetic Stirrer and Hot plate:
Nos. available: 01
9.Digital Bacterial Colony Counter:
Nos. available: 01
10.Rotary Flask Shaker:
Nos. available: 01
11.Autoclaves:
Nos. available: 01
12.BOD Incubator:
Nos. available: 01
13.Bacteriological Incubators:
Nos. available: 02
14.Hot Air Oven:
Nos. available: 02
15.Laminar Air Flow:
Nos. available: 01
16.Digital Water Bath:
Nos. available: 01
17.Soil Testing Kit:
Nos. available: 01
18.Water Analyzer Kit:
Nos. available: 01
19.Soxlet’s Extraxtion apparatus Biotechno-lab:
Nos. available: 01
20.Computers Pentium P IV with Printers:
Nos. available: 02
21.Laptop(Dell):
Nos. available: 01
22.Binoccular Research Microscope:
Nos. available: 01
Seminar workshop organized(Last 5 years)

Awareness programme on Medicinal plants:
Theme- Conservation and promotion of medicinal plants.
Target group- School and college students from Ratnagiri city.
Funding agency- Ministry of environment and forests, Govt of India and BAIF Pune.
Amount sanctioned- 8000/-
Awareness campaign components- Lecture and Slide show on medicinal plants
Action component- Training for propagation practices of medicinal plants
Number of Schools and Colleges covered: 09
Number of students participated: 2000

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Collabaration with other Institutes

Academic Extension & Photograph,Conducted an awareness program on ‘Monsoon Flora of Ratnagiri’ at Late Godbole High School.

Shri S. A. Apate delivered lectures on career opportunities in Biological Sciences for 12th std students at Rajapur High School and Jr. college, Rajapur(2011 and 2012)

Shri S. A. Apate delivered radio talks on All India Radio, Ratnagiri, on the theme Environment (2011).

Dr. S. S. Kadam delivered radio talks on All India Radio, Ratnagiri, on ‘My favorite science book’ under the program Gharkul. (2011)

Broadcasting of interviews of Shri S. A. Apate on ‘Diversity of Plateau Vegetation’ and Smt. M. M. Patwardhan on ‘Mangrove Diversity’ under the theme ‘Konkanchi Jaivavividhata’ a series of 13 episodes on All India Radio Mumbai (2012).

Nature trek for NSS students at Golap during residential camp to create awareness about the vegetation and medicinal plants in Golap and the need of conservation (Dec 2012).

Program on ‘Fruit and Vegetable preservation’ on NSS residential camp at Golap(Dec 2013).

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Participation in Tree plantation organized by Shri Charitable Trust “Swarup Sawali” On Ratnagiri–Pawas Road

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MOU activities related information & Photographs,Workshop & Exhibition of Medicinal Plants for Creation of Awareness about Medicinal Plants In Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Madgaon, Goa

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Funded Research Project Data
Title of Project Name of Principal Investigator/Co-investigator Funding Agency Period of Project Ongoing/Completed Grant Received
Study of transaminases from some weeds of medicinal importance G.S.Kulkarni UGC 1999-2001 Completed Rs.12000/-
Studies in medicinal properties of Leguminous Halophytes Mangal M.Patwardhan UGC 1999-2001 Completed Rs.15000/-
Cultivation of rare medicinal plants from konkan region under greenhouse condition G.S.Kulkarni UGC 2001-2003 Completed Rs.28000/-
The study of Propagation Methods of some wild plants of Horticultural Importance Mangal M.Patwardhan UGC 2001-2003 Completed Rs.27000/-
Ecological studies of the herbaceous vegetation of some plateaus around Ratnagiri S.A.Apate University of Mumbai 2004-2005 Completed Rs.7000/-
Some pharmacological and biochemical studies in an aromatic plant Camphor basil, Ocimum killimandascharium Gurke G.S.Kulkarni UGC 2004-2005 Completed Rs.65000/-
Some pharmacological and biochemical studies in an aromatic plant Camphor basil, Ocimum killimandascharium Gurke Mangal M.Patwardhan University of Mumbai 2009-2010 Completed Rs.27000/-
Inventory & Digitization of Medicinal plants from Ratnagiri & Sidhugurga Districts Co-Investigator Mangal M.Patwardhan RGSTC 2009-2010 Completed Rs.1740640/-
 Dr. Mangal Mahadeo Patwardhan

Specialization- Plant physiology
Area of research-Eco-physiology, Medicinal Botany, Phytochemistry
No of research papers published- 08
No. of Research papers presented- 09
Minor Research Projects completed:
UGC: 02
University of Mumbai: 01

Major Research Projects completed:
Worked as Co-investigator- Title of the project Inventory and Digitization of Medicinal plants from Ratnagiri and Sindhudurga district Funded by RGSTC

Research paper Published:
Patwardhan M.M. and Chavan P.D. (1995-96) Germination Studies in Caesalpinia crista L.”, J. Shivaji Univ. (Science)32,89-193

Apate S.A., Patwardhan M.M., Kulkarni G.S., 2006, Studies on some invasive weeds with special reference to Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Ad. Plant Sci. 19 (II) 473-476

S. A. Apate, G. S. Kulkarni and M. M. Patwardhan, 2007, Study of vegetation of some plateaus nearby Ratnagiri (Maharashtra). Ad. Plant Sci. 22 (I) 209-212

Patwardhan M. and Chavan P. (2011) Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.: A legume with promising medicinal value- A Review . Inventi Rapid Ethnopharmacology, published online on 20th Nov 2011

Patwardhan M.M. (2012) Dissiminules characters and germination studies of two halophytis legumes in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. In the proceedings of State level seminar on Recent Innovative Trends in Plant Sciences on 1/09/12 at Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel.

Mahesh Vijay Gokhale, Sunita Vishnu Toro and Mangal Mahadev Patwardhan (2015) Evaluation of Antioxidant Potential of Jackfruit (Artocarpous heterophyllus Lam.), World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Vol.4:02,763-765, Impact Factor 2.786 , ISSN 2278 – 4357

Research paper Presented:
“Salt tolerance studies in the borderline halophytic legume Caesalpinia crista (L.)” at National Seminar on Plant Physiology, December 27th -29th, 2004

“Value addition to some traditional food articles for advanced aged persons.” Presented at National Seminar on Health, Food & Agro Biodiversity Festival on 12- 14 February 2010 at Kozhikode, Kerala.

“Comparative study of the mineral status and seed oil composition of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre. growing in saline and nonsaline soils.” Paper presented at XXXIII Conference of Indian Botanical Society and International Symposium on the New Horizons of Botany organized by Dept of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 10-12 Nov. 2010

“Studies on Pongamia pinnata (L.)Pierre seed oil and ointment in treatment of skin diseases.” Paper presented at national Conference on Synergy of Biosciences at Birla College, Kalyan on 26-27 Feb 2011

“Eco-physiological studies of Pongamia pinnata and Canavalia cathartica growing in saline and non-saline habitat from Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.” Paper presented at UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on “Dynamics of Mangrove Ecosystem” at R.J. College, Ghatkopar, Mumbai on 29th -30th Nov. 2013.

In XXXVII All India Botanical Conference of Indian Botanical Society organized by Dept of Botany Ket’s V.G. Vaze College, Mumbai from 7th to 9th Nov. 2014

In National Seminar on ‘New Frontiers in Plant Sciences and Biotechnology’ organized by Dept of Botany, Goa University, Goa 29th-30th Jan 2015.

Worked as a resource personat Ministry HRD, Govt of India sponsored two days National Seminar entitled, “ Biological Terminology In Regional Language-Marathi” At Our College On 23rd& 24th December, 2014

Worked as a resource personon Mushroom cultivation in “Swayam Rojgar Shibir” organized by Marathi Department in collaboration with Khadi Gramodyog, Maharashtra on 15th Dec. 2015.

Worked as a Chairperson of the technical session at National seminar on Emerging trends in basic sciences at Abasaheb Marathe Arts and New Commerce, Science college, Rajapur 30th January 2018.

 Sharad Anandrao Apate

List of papers published:
Apate S. A., Kumbhar S.N.,2002, Eco-tourism oppurtunities at Karnala, Proceedings of state level seminar on Eco-Tourism and Konkan organized by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Society of Environmental Science and Techonology.

Terdalkar S.S., Apate S.A. and Kulkarni A.S., 2005, Mangrove biodiversity and economics of Ratnagiri coast with special reference to Bhatye estuary, Nature, Pollution & Environment Volume – 4(2), 265-268.

Apate S.A., Kumbhar S.N., Terdalkar S.S., and Kulkarni A.S.,2005, Eco-tourism potential of Ratnagiri coast with special reference to Bhatye estuary, Nature, Pollution & Environment Volume – 4(3), 363-365.

Apate S.A., Patwardhan M.M., Kulkarni G.S., 2006, Studies on some invasive weeds with special reference to Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Advances in Plant Sciences Volume 19(II) 473-476.

Apate S.A., Kulkarni G.S., Patwardhan M.M., 2009, Study of vegetation of some plateaus nearby Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Advances in Plant Sciences Volume 22 (I) 209-212.

Apate S.A., Bachulkar M.Y. and Suryavanshi R.,2010, Studies on some plants of ethno-medicinal importance from Radhanagari taluka of Kolhapur district, Nature, Pollution & Environment Volume 9(4)847-848.

Suryavanshi R., Bachulkar M.Y. and Apate S.A., 2011, Studies on medicinal weeds of jowar fields from Solapur district, Nature, Pollution & Environment Volume 10(I) 123-125.

Apate S.A., and Bachulkar M.Y.,2011, Studies on plants of ethno-medicinal importance from Gaganbawda taluka of Kolhapur district, Advances in Plant Sciences Volume 24(II) 699-701.

Apate S.A., and Bachulkar M.Y. and Daftardar N.S.,2012, An enumeration of plants used as vegetables in the hilly areas of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state, Oaks , Journal of Kumaun University, Nainital.

Training courses / Workshops attended:
Attended a workshop on electronic herbarium and digital data base preparation organized by Institute of Science, Mumbai (19th & 20th February 2002).

Attended NRDMS-DST sponsored training on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing on the theme – Forestry at The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara (21st November- 27th November 2012).

Attended a workshop on ‘Modern techniques in Ethnobotanical Research’ held at Botany Department, Jiwaji University Gwalior (13th to 15th March 2014).

List of papers presented:
Presented a research paper entitled ‘Studies on Some Less Known Medicinal Plants From Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra State’ at International Conference on Folk and Herbal Medicine , organized by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, held during 25th -27th November 2010.

Presented a research paper entitled ‘Studies on Plants of Ethno-medicinal Importance From Radhanagari Taluka of Kolhapur District of Maharashtra State’ at International conference of Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomists at National Botanical Research Institute , Lukhnow (12th- 14th November 2009).

worked as member of organizing committee for two days National Seminar entitled, “ Biological Terminology In Regional Language-Marathi” At Our College On 23rd& 24th December, 2014 sponsored by Ministry HRD, Govt. of India.

worked as resource person for two day workshop on Herbal Medicine and Society at Indira Institute of Pharmacy, Sadavali, Devrukh on 31st January 2016.

 Dr. Sonali Santosh Kadam

Specialization- Plant physiology
Area of research-Plant Stress Physiology

No of research papers- 03

No. of Research papers presented- 05+ 01 book chapter

Minor research Project completed –
Mumbai University : 01

Life member of Association of teachers in Biological science

Life member of Bionano frontier

G. S. Kulkarni, M. M. Patwardhan, S. A. Apate & Dr. S. S. Kadam – active participation in the organization of “ Nisarg Sahal” for NSS students to create an awareness regarding the vegetation and natural resources around Nakhare on 1st Jan. 2008.

G. S. Kulkarni, M. M. Patwardhan, S. A. Apate & Dr. S. S. Kadam active participation in organisation of rally of students on World Wetland Day jointly organized by BNHS , Gogate Jogalekar College Ratnagiri & Social Forestry Dept. Govt. of Maharashtra 2nd Feb.2008

G. S. Kulkarni worked as Vice – Chairman Organisation committee of Mangrove awareness programme, a one day state level workshop for college teachers, jointly organized by Botany dept. of Shivaji University Kolhapur & R.P. Gogate College Ratnagiri. M. M. Patwardhan, S. A. Apate, Dr. S. S. Kadam worked as organized committee member for the same.

M. M. Patwardhan, S. A. Apate & Dr. S. S. Kadam worked as resource person in one day state level workshop – ‘Mangrove Awareness Programme’ jointly organised by Botany dept. of Shivaji University Kolhapur & R. P. Gogate College Ratnagiri 17th Feb. 2008.

List of Paper publications:
Change in proline content in Eleusine coracana Gaertn. under stressed condition Bioscience Guardian, 2(1), 2013, pp. 1-7 An International Journal @ Current Bio Sciences Association. RNI/TVL:GU JEN G01015 /0 6/1/2010-TC

Comparative study of yield parameters of Eleusine coracana Gaertn under different stress conditions. Bioscience Guardian, 3(1), 2013, pp. 47-56. An International Journal @ Current Bio Sciences Association. RNI/TVL:GU JEN G01015 /06/1/2010-TC

Reducing Sugar Content In Eleusine Coracana Gaertn Under Stressed Conditions International Journal of Bioassays ISSN: 2278-778X CODEN: IJBNHY Received for publication: June 07, 2015; Revised: June 10, 2015; Accepted: June 18, 2015

Seminar attended:
Participated two days National seminar on ‘Biological Terminology in Regional Language, Marathi’ at Sangola College, Sangola, Solapur on 23-24thJuly,2014

Organised HRD Sponsored seminar on 23-24 Dec, 2014 titled “Biological Terminology in Regional Language, Marathi”

Workshops attended:
08-09 Workshop State24 & 25th Mar 09 Maintenance of laboratory equipments UGC and WRIC Mumbai ,Vashi Navi-Mumbai

09-10 Workshop State 27th Nov.09 Aromatic plants and essential oils UGC, ICL College, Nerul ,New Mumbai.

11-12 Workshop State 25 Feb,12 Research Methodology and recent trends UGC ,Sub-Centre, Ratnagiri

Participated in Ratnagiri NSS planning Session 2014-15 at Navnirman shikshan Sanstha’s College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ratnagiri on 03rd July 2014

Dr. S. S. Kadam delivered the Radio talk entitled ‘My favorite science book’ under the program Gharkul at Akashvani, Ratnagiri to create an awareness regarding the scientific knowledge book related issues on 24 June, 2012.

Dr. S. S. Kadam delivered the radio talk in ‘Gharkul’ to create an awareness regarding impact of book reading on personality development on 16 June, 2007.

Published Chapter entitled–
“Sustainable activity of Nitrate Reductase in Eleusine coracana Gaertn. varieties under different physical stresses” in the Book entitled ‘Environmental Problems and Sustainable Development’ editor Dr. P.Y. Patil, Swastik Publication ISBN-978-93-83762-00-2

List of papers presented:

Influence of saline,drought and presowing salt treatment on nitrate reductase activity on Eleusine coracana (Gaertn)var. UGC sponsored National Conference on l 7-8 Feb 13, at Parvatibai Choughue College, Goa

Presented research paper at National Conference on ICWRPT/I at Govt college of Education, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra entitled “Importance of Micro-teaching for Biology teachers in senior College” on 30-31st January 2015

Presented research paper at National Conference on Mangroves entitled “Importance of Algae as Carbon source in Mangrove ecosystem” organized by Gogate Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri in collaboration with Mangrove Society of India at 02-03rd Feb 2015

“Germination studies in Eleusine coracana Gaertn.under presowing salt stress conditions” International Conference on 13-14 March 2014

Poster presentation–

“Carbohydrate content in Eleusine coracana Gaertn under drought and saline conditions”. National conference on Sustainability, society and environment. Organized by Mumbai University Sub Centre, Ratnagiri. On 14 March,2014

Worked as Resource person and delivered a power point presentation on Identification of some plants on Bhagwati Fort in Ratnagiri district ‘in a seminar “Gad Kot Sanwardhan Kalachi garaj” organized by history Department of Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College on 30th January 2016.

Worked as Chair person of Technical session of two days National Seminar entitled, “Biological Terminology In Regional Language-Marathi” on 23rd& 24th July, 2014 at Sangola College, Sangola sponsored by HRD Ministry, Govt. of India.

Delivered lecture and power point presentation in house Workshop on Herbal cosmetics on 6th December 2015, organized by Department of Botany, G.J.College,Ratnagiri

Worked as Resource person and delivered a power point presentation for skill development Workshop on Herbal cosmetics, organized by Woman Development Cell on 04 February 2016, G. J. College, Ratnagiri

Workshop attended in IIT Mumbai entitled “Workshop on Biomass Cook stove in Rural Households of Maharashtra, Awareness, Challenges & Way forward” on 9th January 2016 organised by CTARA,IIT Bombay, Mumbai

 R. P. Godbole

Specialization- Ecology
Area of research-Allelopathy, Medicinal plants

No of research papers- 01

No. of Research papers presented- 02

Received Parshuram Baji Agashe Vidnyan Sanshodhan Puraskar- Vishesh Margdarshan puraskar 2015, by Marathi Vidnyan Parishad,Vidnyan Bhavan, Chunabhatti, Mumbai

 Dr. A. B. Mirgal

Specialization- Angiosperm Taxonomy
Area of research-Forest stand structure and Conservation Biology

No of research papers- 16

No. of Research papers presented- 13 (National and International)

No. varieties released – 01
Variety of wild Undi (Calophyllum inophyllum L.): A High oil yielding TBO (Tree Borne Oil Seeds) with 79.83 per cent v.i.z. KONKAN UNDI (KKVCI-03) in konkan region of Maharashtra.

No. of recommendations- 01
Recommendation related with Bamboo based intercropping system in konkan region of Maharashtra.

 Ms. Rutuja Kolte (T.Y.B.Sc.Botany)

Completed 5 week training program (15th Oct to 19th Nov. 2012) at G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and development Almora (Uttarakhand), an Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India and prepared the training report entitled “Documentation of winter plants in Surya-Kunj an ex-situ conservation site of G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and development Almora (Uttarakhand)”
 R. R. Kolte, R. S. Kulkarni, P. V. Shinde, H. K. Padvekar, V. G. Magdum (T.Y.B.Sc.)

Presented a paper at State Level Seminar on ‘Recent Innovative Trends in Plant Science’ entitled “Studies on the Ethno-Medicinal plants used on occasion of festivals with special reference to Ratnagiri District from Maharashtra state” on 1st Sept 2012 at Mahatma Phule A. S. C. College Panvel, Raigad, Maharashtra.
 S. V. Joshi, G. R. Yadav, U. P. Golapkar and D. V. Khake (S.Y. B.Sc.)

Presented a paper in National Seminar on Recent trends in Biodiversity and Environmental Science, entitled ‘Preliminary Studies on the Herbaceous vegetation of Ratnagiri Dist. Of Maharashtra State’ on 3rd and 4th October 2013 at MBSK Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli Maharashtra
 Jayesh Mhaskar (T.Y.B.Sc.C.S)

Inter-disciplinary project of Identification of plants using Digital flora
A software developed by Guided by Department of Computer Science & Department of Botany
Won a consolation prize at National level software competition
at Jalgaon,Maharashtra
 Mr. Hazim Kazi (F.Y.B.Sc)

Secured 3rd prize (worth Rs. 2000/-) in project competition on “Palms of west coast of India” 2017-18 Organized by National society of Friends of Trees, Mumbai.
9 From F.Y., S. Y. and T. Y. B. Sc. Students participated in this competition.
 Shraddha A. Gavankar and Aarti S. Padhye (F.Y.B.Sc)

Participated in Workshop on conservation of lateritic plateaus and their biodiversity.
Venue/Place of the activity: Chaukul, Near Amboli 11th and 12th Sept 2017
Organized by our alumni Miss Rutuja Kolte Ph.D. Student, Dept of Botany, Goa University.
Under Rufford small grant program.
Vidya Samiti – Constitution with members
Sr. No. Name
1 Dr. M. M. Patwardhan. (Head, Department of Botany) Chairperson
2 Dr. Dilip Nagvekar. (Ex-Director, Regional Coconut
Research Station, Bhatye, Ratnagiri)
External Member
3 Prof. S. A. Apate. (Faculty) Member
4 Dr. S. S. Kadam. (Faculty) Member
5 Prof. R. P. Godbole. (Faculty) Member
6 Dr. A. B. Mirgal. (Faculty) Member
7 Mrs. N.M. Mandavkar. (Laboratory assistant) Member
8 Mr. G. D. Shinde. (Laboratory assistant) Member
9 Two lab attendants Member
10 Two Students from F.Y.B.Sc. Member
11 Two Students from S.Y.B.Sc. Member
12 Two Students from T.Y.B.Sc. Member
Sr Name Detail
1 Dr. Prashant Pusalkar Scientist D, Officer In charge, BSD Herbarium
Botanical Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre, Dehradun.
2 Dr. Ajit Anerao Principal Scientist, Analytical Research, Glenmark Generics Ltd. Navi Mumbai.
3 Mrs. Ananya Breed (Varsha Pednekar) Technical Officer A, Structural biology division, National Institute for Reproductive Health for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai
4 Mr. Abhijit Keer Entrepreneur- Nursery of Horticultural plants
5 Mr. Dyanesh Potkar Entrepreneur- Mango nursery, orchard and processing unit

Student Support Facilities – such as departmental library / remedial-bridge courses, e-study material, departmental scholarships, research guidance, etc.

Departmental Library:
> 300 books

E books:
> 46

Videos and animations:
> 100

Transparencies:
>200

Charts
>90

PPTs
>100

Permanent Slides
>800

Research guidance
Guidance for research project competitions such as Marathi vidnyan parishad, Shodhvedh, Avishkar. Guidance for research paper preparation and presentation.

Whats-App groups of the students and faculty

Career Guidance

 Workshops and Seminars

Sr.No. Subject Year
1 Department of Botany Organized two days National Seminar entitled, “Biological Terminology In Regional Language-Marathi” on 23rd& 24th December, 2014 sponsored by Commission For Scientific And Technical Terminology, HRD Ministry, Department of Higher Education, New Delhi.
Organizing secretary- Dr. Sonali S. Kadam,
Coordinator- Prof. G. S. Kulkarni
No. of Participants -89
23rd & 24th December, 2014
2014-15
2 Prof. S. A. Apate delivered lecture on “World Wet Land Day” for Nature Club students on 2nd Feb.2015 2nd Feb.2015
2015-16
3 Prof. S. A. Apate arranged a field visit for R. B. Shirke high school students for identification of medicinal plants in October 2015. 2015-16
4 In last 5 years Prof. S. A. Apate Organised 4 field visits at various places for Paryavarna Janiv Jagruti Mandal, Kulkarni Abhyankar Junior college, Ratnagiri.
5 Dr. M. M. Patwardhan delivered lecture on ‘The importance of Banyan tree’ from the point of environment at the festival of ‘Vatapornima’ organized by Madhurangan Sakal, Ratnagiri on 19th June 2016 at Vitthal Mandir. 19th June 2016
2015-16
6 Students and staff Participation in Tree plantation program
Organized by Shri Charitable Trust and Swarup-Sawali on Pawas road August 2014
2014-15
7 Students and staff Participation in Tree plantation program
Department of Botany organized Vriksha lagvad, in July 2017, on College Campus

 Lectures Recently Organized on Career Opportunities

Sr.No. Speaker Topic Photo
1 Shri Sanjeev Karpe,
Managing Director, Konbac, Kudal
Bamboo production opportunities of Business
28th Jan 2016.
2 Dr. Anuradha Upadhye, Scientist,
Agharkar Research Institute, Pune
Bio-Diversity Present Status and Conservation,
w. r. t. Konkan
15th December 2016.
3 Dr. Ankur Patwardhan,
Head, Dept of Biodiversity, Garware College, Pune
Bio-Diversity studies importance and future scope
February 2017
4 Prof. Nagesh Daftardar,
S.H. Kelkar College, Deogad
Hon. Wildlife Warden, Dist Sindhudurga
Effects of anthropogenic activities on Sacred Grooves.
11 October 2017
5 Dr. Manjushri Deodhar,
Vaze Kelkar College, Mulund, Mumbai
Use of Algae in various Industries
29 July 2018

 Student’s participation in conference

Sr.No. Student name Class Title of research paper presented Research paper Presented at
1 Prathamesh Girkar, Kalpesh Jadhav S.Y.B.Sc. Effect of pretreatment of different leaf extracts on the growth of Vigna radiata L. (Mung Bean) Seedling. National Conference on “Know Your Pulses -2016” at Gurunanak College of Arts, Science & Commerce Mumbai
2 Miss. Pooja D. Pawar T. Y. B.Sc. Study of anthocyanin from Cordyline terminalis leaves and its use for preparation 3of pH paper. National seminar on Emerging trends in basic sciences at
Abasaheb Marathe Arts and New Commerce, Science College, Vikhare-Githane, Rajapur on 30th January 2018
3 Miss. Shalaka S. Warekar S.Y.B.Sc. Study of growth activity of Vigna unguiculata germinated on other than soil media. Abasaheb Marathe Arts and New Commerce, Science College, Vikhare-Githane, Rajapur on 30th January 2018
4 Miss. Siddhi V. Shirke S.Y.B.Sc. Neutraceutical evaluation of some wild vegetables grown in Ratnagiri

 Association with the society

Sr.No. Subject Year
1 Prof. G. S. Kulkarni and Dr. S. S. Kadam elected as member of Working Committee of Paryavaran sanstha an NGO, Ratnagiri For the tenure of 3 Years from 2016 to 2019 2016 to 2019
2 Dr. M.M. Patwardhan and Prof S.A. Apate are Life members of Paryavaran sanstha an NGO, Ratnagiri
3 Participation of faculty in Seminar “Effects of Broadening of National Highway ” by Sub centre – Mumbai University & Environmental Society, Ratnagiri on 22th April 2017 22th April 2017
Name of the faculty Work done as
Prof. G. S. Kulkarni Member of the organizing committee
Prof. G. S. Kulkarni Member of the organizing committee
Prof. S. A. Apate Member of the organizing committee & As a Reportier for session
Dr. S.S. Kadam Member of the organizing committee
4 Department of Botany organized, Nature-walk open for all citizen with Paryavaran Sanstha, Ratnagiri to observe Monsoon Flora at Phansop Plateau near Ratnagiri where more than 100 participants enjoyed the nature walk.

Alumni support

Donation By Dr. Manjushree Deodhar for Late Prof P. N. Deshmukh Annual Memorial Program July 2017

35 Photo-exhibits donated to Department of Botany by students of Late Prof P.N. Deshmukh.

Donation for Student activities by Prof G.S. Kulkarni Head, Department of Botany on the day of Retirement