Department Of Botany

Study of Botany is highly allied to our day to day life and natural processes. This enables the students to understand the principles of Environment, Life sciences, Agriculture, Earth sciences and Health Sciences. This forms the basis or foundation to the students for further higher studies to join postgraduate courses in practically all branches of life sciences. Besides, making eligible to join courses such as MBA, MBA (Biotechnology), etc The department primarily runs the undergraduate courses in Botany. Besides, it is also involved with teaching at F.Y.J.C. (XI) and S.Y.J.C. (XII) science classes (Junior College).

The Department maintains Small Botanical Garden in the College Premises where fresh plant specimens required for practicals are cultivated besides the plantation of peculiar plants like Orchids, Pinus, mangroves, aquatic plants, Ornamental Plants, etc. Botany Department is located on the second floor of the main building. The teaching staff of the department is highly qualified having varied interests in research and are dedicated to their subject giving conducive environment for all the students. The atmosphere of the department is always student-centric and healthy.

The department is dedicated to educate the students through various curricular, co - curricular and extracurricular activities. The department aims to identify the potential of each and every student and develop his/her skills, accordingly create mutually beneficial partnerships between industry and education and to develop the technical and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the field. The student community at the department is friendly, enthusiastic and from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Several student activities are arranged through the year, to inculcate the extracurricular abilities in the students.
Photo Name Qualification Experience CV
Dr. Sharayu Sathe (Dept Head) M.Sc. Ph.D.B.Ed. SET. 25 year,3 month View
Dr. Nivedita Ghayal M.Sc.B.Ed.SET PhD 25 year,3 month View
Dr. A. M. Patole M.Sc. Ph.D. 26 year,3 month View
Mr. A. S. Gavit M.Sc., NET. 11 year,3 month View
Mr. G. T. Jadhav M.Sc. (Angiosperm Taxonomy) 14 year,2 month View
Dr. Gauri Abhyankar Ph. D (Genetics) View
Eminent subject experts are invited to share their knowledge with the students. The students actively participate in workshops, seminars, exhibitions, etc.

Botany is the subject to be learned in field. The field visits are organized to explain various ecosystems such as forest, aquatic and grasslands. The National Parks, Sanctuaries and Sea Shores are explored to have the first hand experience. The students get hands on knowledge about the flora in various ecosystems, different associations existing among plants and animals and adaptations of plants and animals for their survival etc. Therefore field visits are arranged at Tamhini Ghat, Sinhgad, ARAI Hills, Lonavala, Katraj Ghat, Alibag and Konkan right up to Goa, etc. in the months of Sep. to Feb. of the academic year.


  • Various programs are arranged for the students as well as by the students. It includes field explorations, visits, exhibitions, guest lectures and many students related activities to enhance the interest in plant sciences and to create awareness regarding the plant wealth, research, recent advances and environmental issues.

Collaborations and Corporate Connections

  • Faculty of the department who are doing research work have their own affiliations with other research institutions such as the Agharkar Research Institute, National Chemical Laboratory, University of Pune, Regional Research Centre (Ayurved), Ayurved Rasshala, Deccan College, Vasantdada Sugar Institute, National Institute of Virology, Pune, T.R. Ingle Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, S.P. College, Pune, National Research Center for Grapes, Manjri, Pune, etc. as well as other researchers in different colleges.

Thrust areas of Research

  • Physiology, Mycology, Angiosperm Taxonomy, Medico-botany, Palynology and Palaeobotany, Ecology, Allelopathy and Molecular Biology.

Use of ICT

  • The department has one computer, internet connection, OHP and Slide projector. This facility is used from time to time as a teaching aid, for better understanding of the subject.


  • The department organizes past-students meetings regularly. Many of our past students are working in different capacities in different organizations like Colleges, Govt. offices, Research Institutes and Industries.
There is no special admission procedure nor do we conduct any entrance test for admission to F.Y., S.Y. and T.Y.B.Sc.Classes. The admission is given by the college office on the basis of minimum passing percentage. For T.Y.B.Sc. Botany Class, the students seeking admissions are given admissions based on the eligibility as set by the rules and regulations of University of Pune.
Classes Paper No. I – Term/ Semester II – Term / semester F.Y.B.Sc. I Plant Diversity-Part I Plant Diversity-Part II II Plant Resources: Utilization and Management-Part I Plant Resources: Utilization and Management-Part II III Practicals Based on Theory Courses (Paper I and II). S.Y.B.Sc. I Plant Systematics and Plant Ecology Structural Botany (Anatomy, Embryology and Palynology) II Plant Physiology Fundamentals of Plant Biotechnology III Practicals Based on Theory Courses (Paper I and II) T.Y.B.Sc. I Biology of Algae and Fungi Plant Physiology and Biochemistry II Biology of Bryophytes and Pteridophytes Genetics and Plant Breeding III Biology of Seed Plants (Gymnosperms and Angiosperms) Palaeobotany and Plant Evolution IV Plant Protection Botanical Techniques V Cell Biology and Molecular Biology Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering VI Biometry and Computer Optional Paper: (Any one of the following) 1)Medico-botany and Organic Farming 2) Seed Technology and Mushroom Technology 3) Nursery Technology and Restoration Ecology VII Practicals I, II, III based on Theory Courses VIII IX



The department has Two big Laboratories (38 ft. X 20 ft.) and One Instrumentation Laboratory (10 ft. X 20 ft.) in which the practicals for both the undergraduate and Junior College classes are conducted.

The departmental teaching and learning process is supported with elaborate collection of PreservedMuseum specimens, Fossil specimens and slides, Plastic embedded specimens, Charts, Models, Microscopic slides, Herbarium etc.

Instruments and Equipments

The department is equipped with variety of instruments and equipments needed for regular studies at the time of practicals of different classes, such as-

  • Microscope: Dissecting, Compound, Binocular, Trinocular.
  • Photographic equipments like Camera, Ocular Camera, Camera Lucida.
  • Electronic Balance, Oven, BOD, Incubator, Autoclave, Laminar Air-Flow Cabinet, Seed Germinator, pH Meter, Microtome, Thermister, Turbidometer, Refrigerator, Gel electrophoresis apparatus, Centrifuge, Soil Thermometer, Hair Hygrometer, Cup Anemometer, Maximum & Minimum Thermometer, etc.
  • Computer, laser printer, copier, scanner, OHP, Slide Projector.
  • Distillation Unit for distil-water.
The laboratory is well equipped with necessary infrastructure, LCD projector, Computer System and Museum. Laboratory can accommodate 50 students per batch.