Department of Botany
वनस्पतीशास्त्र विभाग


Introduction
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The Department of Botany, established in 1965, is one of the leading Departments of Jalna in the field of teaching and research in plant sciences. Science faculty was started in June, 1965 in this institution. Initially there were only two classes namely P. U. C. (pre university course) and P. P. C. (pre professional course). In June, 1966 the institution decided to expand the faculty hence the B. Sc. Second year and third year classes were opened. In response to the increased the works load, Dr. S. K. Sanghai and Shri. S. B. kulkarni were appointed on 15 June, 1966. Due to the further increase in work load Shri P. V. Deshpande was appointed as demonstrator in 1968. In 1974 Govt. of Maharashtra had charged its educational policy introduce 10+2+3 formula. So +2 stages was attached to the colleges, which was actually higher secondary division.

Research centre was established in 2014. M. Sc. Botany is establised in 2018, with two speciaization plant pathology and Seed Technology. In the field of research so far the Department has succeeded in pulling major resources from funding agenesis like UGC. In addition, Botanical garden of the Department has remained as the unique identity having the collection of over 87 species of 110 genera from 20 families rare ferns, and gymnosperms and medicinal plants.

Vision

Strive for understanding the diversified facets of plant science motivating young talents and society to unravel the prime role of plants in evolution and synergy of nature.

Mission

Committed to achieve the academic excellence and promote research towards strengthening the students’ competence to fetch more and more opportunities in the field of plant science for better understanding of biodiversity and conservation strategies to sustain the life on mother earth.
Aim and Objective
To achieve academic excellence in basic and applied aspects of plant sciences.
To impart basic and advanced education to students through teaching, learning, research and evaluation.
To motivate the students to undertake research in basic and applied thrust areas of plant sciences.
Iinculcate scientific awareness towards protecting diversity and Eco-environmental management of plant resources for sustainable development.
Inspire the students towards better understanding and use of IT/Computer oriented interphase.

Scope of the Subject
After completing graduation, student can appear for various competitive examinations like Indian Forest Services, Indian Administrative Services conducted by UPSC. He/she can also go for higher courses like M.Sc (Botany), M.Sc (Biotechnology), M.Sc. (Molecular Biology) , M.Sc (Genetics). Amongst the careers available to a person who enjoys outdoors are positions as an ecologist, taxonomist, conservationist, and forester. Person with mathematical background might find biophysics, genetics, developmental biology to be exciting fields. Someone with an interest in chemistry might become a plant physiologist, plant biochemist, molecular biologist or chemotaxonomies. Student can also choose biotechnology, microbiology, mycology and phycology. Student can also opt for ornamental horticulture and landscape design. Student can obtain specialization in plant breeding, plant pathology, agronomy, and horticulture. Teaching botany is challenging and rewarding career. Some botanist work in marketing or administration of plant related industries such as pharmaceutical companies, seed companies, biotechnology firms, scientific publishers and biological supply houses. Other plant biologists work in museums, herbaria and botanical gardens. Some with additional training become scientific writers, computer programmers and botanical illustrators.