Shri.Govindsingh Rathod Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Dahatonda's

Shri. Dr.R.G.Rathod Arts & Science College, Akola

Amravati Road,NH 6, Hatgaon, Murtizapur Dist: Akola (MS)
(Affiliated to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati)
NAAC Accredited with CGPA 2.63

Department Of Botony


About Department


1. Introduction of Department:

        Department of Botany is an independent department along with well equipped &well furnished laboratory. It was started with the aim to make the students aware about natural resources and environment and to impart the knowledge of plant science to the students. Study of Botany provides practical experiences to the students to imrove subject strength &tomakes them fit & strong for the society.

        The Department of Botany, established in 2001 is one of the leading Departments in the field of teaching and research in plant sciences. The Botany department proposal to get the recognition of research centre to undertake the Ph. D course was successfully completed & permitted by S.G. B. University, Amravati. Botany department lab is the well establishedalongwith Medicinal and Botanical garden. Even the department has significantly contributed in various academic and research activities for excellence. One minor research projects funded by UGCwas recently completed and sumitted successfully.Department is now recognized for teaching and research in the areas of Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Mycology, Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry, Plant physiology Ecology Physiology and Plant pathology, Molecular biology, Biotecnhnology, Taxonomy, Angiosperm systematics and Plant breeding etc..The extension activities of the department fulfils the need of society up to some extent through workshops on environmental awareness, plantation and protection through student’s activist group ‘Ecofriends’.

        Currently, Three faculty members are Assistant Professor while all have acquired Ph. D. degree in Botany.

Name of the Faculty Designation Qualification
Dr. Ranjan B.Kalbande Asistant Prof.& H.O.D. M.Sc. Ph.D. MBA M.Ed.
Dr. Rupali P. Shirsat Assistant Professor M.Sc.Ph.D.
Dr. Poonam R. Gulhane Assistant Professor M.Sc. M.Phill,.Ph.D.
2. Advancement of the Department:

        The Department of Botany was established in 2001 is one of the leading Departments in the field of teaching and research in plant sciences. Initially with B.Sc. U.G., Programme, keeping pace with advances in various aspects of Plant Sciences.

        The Department of Botany was declared as Recesarch Centre in Botany, affiliated under Sant Gadge Baba, Amravati University, Amravati. All Assistant Professors i.e.Dr. R. B. Kalbande, Dr. Rupali P. Shirsat and Dr. Poonam R. Gulhane have acquired Ph.D. degree.Among them two facultiesnamly Dr. R. B. Kalbande and Dr. Rupali P. Shirsat are working asa Research Guide also. Dr. R. B. Kalbande,completed and submitted his Minor Research Project (MRP) fundedby UGC successfully.The total amount sanctioned by UGC was two lacs and eighty seven thousand Rs. only.

3. Present status:

        Recently, the Department of Botany was declared as Recesarch Centre in Botany, affiliated under Sant Gadge Baba, Amravati University, Amravati. All Assistant Professor i.e. Dr. R. B. Kalbande, Dr. Rupali P. Shirsat and Dr. Poonam R. Gulhane have acquired Ph.D. degree. Among them two faculties namly Dr. R. B. Kalbande and Dr. Rupali P. Shirsat are working as a Research Guide also.

4. Prominent features available:
Sr.No. Infrastructure and facilities Area
1 Botany Laboratory (UG) 750 sq./ft.
2 Research Laboratory, Botany. 210 sq./ft.

Sr.No. Equipments No.
1 LCD Projector 01
2 Computer with Internet connectivity 01
3 Olympus StereoResearch Microscope with Camera 01
4 Centrifugal Machine 01
5 Digital pH Meter 01
6 Digital Electronic Balance 01
7 Magnetic Stirrur with Hot-plate 01
8 Hot Air Oven 01
9 Autoclave 01
10 Compound Microscope 16
11 Dissecting Microscope 13
12 Herbarium Cabinet 01

Botonical Garden
Sr.No. Ecofriendly Green Campus Area
1 Medicinal Plant Garden 2530 sq./ft.
2 Ornamental plant garden 20250 sq./ft.
3 Maintaining Green Eco-friendly Campus and tagging with name plates. Tagged 100 name plates.