Department of Botony

Depatment of Botony

Botany is the scientific study of plants. Botany began with early human efforts to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, making it one of the oldest branches of science.

The department was founded in 1971 with the objective to provide knowledgeable and skillful botany products. With the span of four decades the department has built up its reputation as a formidable center of subject in Marathwada region. It has with great difficulty, maintained the balance between qualitative and quantitative growth. We have tried to locate ourselves in the educational map of the state. We hope that the assessment and accreditation by NAAC will encourage us still furthers to move faster towards excellence overcoming difficulties on weaknesses if there are any.

The Department maintains a Botanical garden a treasure of plant wealth, medicinal plants, and trees and shrubs. This is catering to the needs of young botanists of today, attended by skilled gardeners. As like every year more efforts has been made to add some more Medicinal Plant in our college Botanical Garden. There are total 30 Medicinal Plant have been planted. The important one are Tinospora cordifolia, Rauvolfia tetraphylla, Piper nigrum, Piper longum, Whithania somnifera, Vitis fradrangularis, Saruopus androgynous, Gyumnima sylvestris, Plumago zylanica, Spilanthus acmella, Hemigraphis colorata, Vieditia calendula.

Course Details

Class Semester Paper No Name of the Paper
B.Sc I I I Diversity of Cryptogams-I
II Morphology of Angiosperms
III Practical based on Paper I &II
II IV Diversity of Cryptogams-II
V Histology,Anatomy &Embryology
VI Practical based on Paper IV & V
B.Sc II III VII Taxonomy of Angiosperms
VIII Plant Ecology
IX+X Practical
IV XI Gymnosperms and Utilization of plants
XII Plant Physiology
XIII+XIV Practical
B.Sc III V XV Cell Biology and Molecular Biology
XVI(A) Diversity of Angiosperms - I
XVII +XVIII Practical
VI XIX Genetics and Biotechnology
XX(A) Diversity of Angiosperms - II
XXI+XXII Practical


  • Plant Identification
  • Organic Farming Awareness
  • Soil Testing

Teaching Staff

# Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Experience
1 Dr. M.S. Wadikar Professor M. Sc., Ph.D. 17
1 Dr. P.P. Pangrikar Assistant Professor M.Sc. Ph.D. 12
1 Mr. P. M. Ghadge Assistant Professor M. Sc. SET 02

Honor/Award/ Prize Received

  • Dr.Pangrikar P.P. is recognized as PG teacher in Botany by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (M.S.).

Research Project

  • Dr.Pangrikar P.P. completed a minor research project funded by UGC and received a grant of Rs.1,40,000/-

Research Publication

# Name of Faculty International Journal National Journal Conf. Proceeding Chapter in Books Books
1 Dr. M.S. Wadikar 25 05 -- -- --
1 Dr. P.P. Pangrikar 11 04 -- -- 03

Student Enrollement

Academic Year B.Sc. I B.Sc. II B.Sc. III Total
2016-17 106 96 82 284
2017-18 110 80 76 266
2018-19 109 79 77 265
2019-20 133 92 70 295
2020-21 117 115 77 309
2021-22 108 90 75 273
2022-23 -- -- -- --


Academic Year B.Sc. I B.Sc. II B.Sc. III
2016-17 90 96 98
2017-18 98 97 100
2018-19 96 97 100
2019-20 95 99 100
2020-21 91 93 94
2021-22 93 97 98


Under Construction

Events & Activities

  • One day National conference Emerging Trends and Challenges in Biosciences on 11th August 2019
  • National workshop on Intellectual Property Right on 16 Feb. 2019
  • One day Human Resource Enrichment Program on 2 September 2018
  • One day Orientation Program on Dimensions of Research Development on 14 August 2016
  • One day Orientation Program on Dimensions ofCurriculum, Teaching-Learning and Evaluation on 21 August 2016

Best Practices

  • Awareness of Organic Farming
  • Use of QR code for plant identification

Future Plan

  • To submit research proposals to various funding agencies
  • To develop research laboratory
  • To start PG in Botany
  • To start Research center in Botany