Department of Botany

The department was started in the year 2005. Special care is taken that the teaching methods adopted in the department do not encourage rote learning , instead the stakeholders are encouraged to learn about the areas of application of their knowledge. Continuous and comprehensive evaluation of learners is done through assignments, unit tests, classroom discussions, class seminars (on power point) by teachers and students etc. Students are taken on field visit as well as on educational tour to have firsthand experience of theoretical knowledge, and also to ensure that programme objectives are constantly met and learning outcomes are monitored. Regular conduction of practicals also ensures the proper perception of theory.

Vision & Mission

Courses Offered

S.No. Courses offered Year of Establishment
1. B.Sc. 2005
S.No. Name Qualification Designation Statute 28 Experience Mob. No. Email Id
1. Mrs. Sujata Gaherwar M.Sc,M.Phil,B.Ed. - - 21 -
S.No. Name of Faculty Awards Session
S.No. Name of the Student Branch Total Marks Obtained Percentage Division Position Year
1. Namrata Singh B.Sc. - - - 9th 2007-08
2. Archana Singh B.Sc. - - - 6th 2009-10
S.No. Name of Student Awards Session
S.No. Activity Date
1. Visit to Akshay Patra Foundation 20 Sep 13
2. Project submission Till Nov 13
3. Exhibition of Departmental Projects 27th Nov 13
4. State level Workshop (Applied Aspects of Botany) 27th & 28th Nov 13
5. Rally on AIDS & Blood Cancer Prevention 5th Dec 13
6. Excursion to place of historical importance 19th Dec 13
7. Field trip for collection of flora & study fungal diseases 19th Dec 13
8. Educational trip to Kiran Agro Park (Mushroom Cultivation) 19th Dec 13
9. Seminar Presentation 21st Dec 13
10. Guest Lectures 24th & 28th Feb 14
S.No. Class Name of the student
1. B.Sc. I Abhishek Rana
2. B.Sc. I Pawan Sahu

Technical Staff Profile

Name Designation Qualification Statute 28 Experience Mob. No. Email Id
Mrs. Manju Mishra - B.A. - 0 -

Completed Project

S.No. Name of Faculty Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount
1. Mrs. Sujata Gaherwar Aquatic and land plants helpful in removing water pollution from the ponds of Bhilai. UGC-CRO, Bhopal Rs.130000.00


Botany can be opted along with the following courses run by the institute

  • B.Sc. Microbiology
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry
  • B.Sc. Plain

Details of Infrastructural facilities


Departmental lab is fully equipped with materials, specimens, Microscopes (Compound, Binoculars & Dissecting) DLP with Projector Screen, charts, models, instruments like spectrophotometer, distillation unit, microtome, single pan balance, camera Lucida, stage micrometer etc.

No. of Equipments Price State/National level Session
1. Recent advancement in biology science & forensic science National level 2013-14
  • Area of Lab – 660 sq. ft.
  • ICT- internet facility is available in lab and for teaching and learning both DLP and Screen is available on which power point seminars are conducted.
  • Book loan facility is also provided through departmental library.

Cost of books & journals


No. of Titles: 111 Cost(in rupees): 94922.37
No. of books: 352
No.of Journals: 01(botany) + 03 (other streams of science) Cost(in rupees): 8000.00
Grand Total: 102922.37

Student Enrichment Programmes


  • Workshops organised by department
  • Departmental Guest lectures
  • Guest Lectures and activities on Health awareness
  • Guest Lectures and activities related to environment protection
  • Model making and presentation
  • Classroom teaching
  • Plantation
  • Posters scrap book
  • Projects
  • Skits
  • Quiz
  • Group Discussion
  • Remedial classes

Other achievements


Participants of English Proficiency Test organized by APPHIA English Academy, Supela (02/01/13)

S. No. Class Name of the student
1. B.Sc. III Jiteshwari Parganiha
2. B.Sc. III Madhu Deshmukh
3. B.Sc. III Seema Korram
4. B.Sc. III Geetika Tandi
5. B.Sc. I Yogesh Nag
6. B.Sc. I Mamta Singh
7. B.Sc. I Mridima Thakur



Publication Details


S.No. Name Of The Faculty No. of Paper Published in Journal No. of Paper Presented in Seminar/ Conference No. of Seminar/ Conferences Attended No. of Workshops Attended Faculty Development Programme Book Published
    International National International National International National   Orientation Refresher Training Program  
01 Mrs. Sujata Gaherwar 06 02 04 10 Nil 03 09 Nil 01 01 Nil

Faculties in committees


Mrs. Sujata Gaherwar
  • Member of Interdisciplnary J. of Engineering Science (Vasundhar The Earth Voi 4, June 2012) Society for ecological & Environmental Development (SEED), Bhilai
  • Member of Editing committee of the College Magazine “Kshitij”
  • Convenor of Parent Teacher Association
  • Member of IQAC Cell
  • Member of Purchase Committee
  • Member of Library Committee
  • Member of Prerna Teacher Association in SSMV, Bhilai


Other Relevant Information

  • The department helps in maintaining college garden.
  • Some medicinal plants pots are also maintained.
  • Guests of the function are welcomed with medicinal plants.
  • Green audit of the college is also conducted.

Departmental Strength

  • Well qualified and highly committed faculty.
  • Well equipped laboratory.
  • Good publications with impact factor.
  • Personal attention is taken for student grooming.
  • Different extra-curricular activities are conducted to inculcate leadership qualities in students.

Departmental Strength

  1. Rich biodiversity of the region to explore Botany being the parent to other life science branches has broader aspects and different avenues open for students
  2. Department offers excellent opportunity for biodiversity and resource management.
  3. Sustain interest of the students in the discipline for study and research.
  4. Availability of a large number of agencies for funding the research initiatives of the department.

Botany being the parent to other life science branches has broader aspects and different avenues open for students, like

  • Forestry
  • Ayurvedic companies
  • Horticulture
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Pathology labs
  • Research institutes
  • Teaching etc.
  • Management

As Biotechnological and Microbiological techniques are being worked on plants and plant parts for research; students taking botany in combination with these have better job opportunities.
Besides these specific areas where Botany students would have an edge over other graduates, they can also opt for general competitive exams in Public sector like

  1. Banking
  2. LIC
  3. Armed forces
  4. Railways etc.

Best Practices

  • Plantation
  • Medicinal plants
  • Vermiform compost preparation
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Establishment of Botanical Garden
  • Educational tours
    • Projects on
    • posters describing certain families
    • cereals and pulses of India.
  • scrap book on Biodiversity in India
  • Vegetables of India
  • Fragrant flowers of India
  • Medicinal plants of India
  • both the kinds of herbaria (dried plants & photos )