Department overview (50 words)

Department of Botany was established in 2001. The department educates the students in order to provide them with new knowledge and skills in different disciplines of plant sciences. The department aims are to develop skilled botanists for nature conservation and all other applications related to Botany and to produce graduate with requisite botanical knowledge and techniques necessary for various fields like Taxonomy, Anatomy, Mycology, Genetics, Plant Ecology, Biotechnology, etc.

Intake capacity of students :


Paper titles semester first to sixth

Semester I :

Paper I- Diversity of Microbes

Paper II- Cell and Molecular Biology


Semester II: 

Paper III– Diversity of Cryptogams

Paper IV– Genetics & Plant Breeding

Paper V– Practical based on Theory Paper I,II,III& IV


Semester III:

Paper VI– Morphology and Taxonomy of Angiosperms

Paper VII– Histology, Anatomy and Embryology of Angiosperms


Semester IV:

Paper VIII– Gymnosperms and Paleobotany

Paper IX–       Ecology and Environmental Biology

Paper X– Practicals based on Theory Paper VI & VIII

Paper XI– Practicals based on Theory Paper VII & IX


Semester V :

PaperXII- Plant Physiology

Paper XIII– Plant Pathology I


Semester VI :

Paper XIV– Plant Metabolism, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Paper XV- Plant Pathology II

Paper XVI– Practicals Based on Theory Paper XII & XIV

Paper XVII– Practicals Based on Theory Paper XIII & XV


Department’s achievements:

  1. Established Herbal garden in 2012 which consists of medicinally important plants of this region.
  2. Established Vandana Shiva Seed Bank in AY 2016-2017.
  3. Successfully conducted two days National Conference on “Recent Trends in Plant Sciences”on 29-30 Dec. 2013.
  4. One of the faculty member, Dr. Sunil Modak received—
  5. Best Teacher Award by ShriramPrathishthan, Selu in 2014
  6. Guru Gaurav Purasksrby Lions Club International &GayatriJwelersPrathishthan, Parbhani in 2014-2015.
  7. Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar by Jai Hind Sevabhavi Shikshan Sanstha, Parbhani. 26 Jan. 2015.
  8. One of Faculty member Dr. Rajesh Deshmukh received-

         Best Teacher Award of B. Raghunath College, Parbhani in 2011

vi.Both the faculty members have been recognized as PG Teacher by Parent University.

  vii. Both the faculty members have been recognized as Ph.D. Guide (Research Supervisor) in the subject Botany by the Parent University.

Special cases (if any)

  • Department organizes study tours and field visits every year for B.Sc. FY, SY & TY students.
  • Department organizes Student Seminar for B.Sc. FY, SY & TY students every year.
  • Students of B.Sc. TY have completed 05 Research Projects till date and 05 Research Projects are ongoing.



Faculty profile

Name Qualification Designation Specialization Experience Photo
Dr. R. S. Deshmukh M.Sc., B.Ed.,M.Phil., Ph.D. Head &Assistant Professor Plant Pathology 17 Years
Dr. S. V. Modak M.Sc., B.Ed.,M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Plant Physiology 07 Years


Research projects

Sr. No Name of Faculty Title of Project File No. Funding Agency Amount Sanctioned Status of Project Year
1 Dr. R. S. Deshmukh Studies on

Sclerotium wilt of Groundnut

APDS/UniMRP-III/2011-12/3031 Dated 13th March 2012 SRTM Uni., Nanded 50,000/- Completed 2014

Total Number of Research PaperPublished: 26

  1. R. S. Deshmukh = 17
  2. S. V. Modak = 09

Participation in Conference /Seminar/Symposia/Workshop (Year 2012-2018)

Name Regional/University State National International
Dr. R. S. Deshmukh 06 01 07 03
Dr. S. V. Modak 02 09 02

Academic and Administrative Responsibilities

Dr. R. S. Deshmukh:

  • Coordinator, MoU
  • Chairman, Research coordination
  • Member, Internal Quality Assurance Cell
  • Member, Alumni association
  • As a Resource person and Chairperson at conference/seminar and delivered guest lectures and talks
  • Worked as Organizing secretary of National Conference on “Emerging trends in Plant Sciences” (ETPS-2013) 29-30 Dec. 2013.

Dr. S. V. Modak:

  • Member, Competitive Examination Committee
  • Member, Time Table Committee
  • As a Resource person and Chairperson at conference/seminar and delivered guest lectures and talks
  • Worked as Joint Organizing secretary of National Conference on “Emerging trends in Plant Sciences” (ETPS-2013) 29-30 Dec. 2013.


Awards / recognitions received by Faculty

Dr. R.S. Deshmukh

  • Recognized Ph.D. Research Supervisor (Guide) in Botany.
  • Fellow Member of International Journal of Life Science.

Editorial Board Member of –

    1. International Research Journal Interlink Research Analysis.
    2. International Research Journal Universal Research Analysis.

Dr. S. V. Modak

  • Recognized Ph.D. Research Supervisor (Guide) in Botany.
  • Guru Gaurav Puraskar.
  • Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar.
  • Member Board of Studies of Biology, Maharashtra State Education Board, Pune.

Books Published:

  • Fundamental Biology for Std. XI & XII- MSBS&HS board, Pune Sanctioned text book for students of +2 level in Maharashtra. Niraliprakashanpune
  • Jigar’s question bank solution for biology, std. XII. Pragati books pvt. ltd.
  • Jigar’s MHT-CET MCQ Book in biology for health science and pharmacy entrance. Pragati books Pvt. Ltd. Pune.
  • Jigar’s Model question papers book for MHT-CET exam. Pragati books Pvt. Ltd. Pune.
  • Don’t Talk, ‘Listen’, A short course book in effective listening. CINNAMONTEAL PUBLISHING, GOA.

Organized Events

Sr.No. S/C/W Theme Level Year No. of Participants Total Expenditure
01 National Conference Emerging Trends in Plant Sciences National 2013 141 2,36,155/-

Facilities Available

  1. Students’ laboratory- Well equipped laboratory
  2. Vandana Shiva Seed Bank
  3. ICT facility

Student Enrichment Programmes

  • Special ICT based lectures, video shows on syllabus related topics organized periodically.
  • Field visits and study tours at biodiversity hot spots are conducted regularly.
  • Student seminars are conducted in each semester.
  • Students are motivated to participate in Avishkar Research Festival (Students of Botany department twice stood first in the university level Avishkar and represented University in State level Research festival)

Resource persons: 1. Dr. S. M. Dalvi

Teaching methods

Sr. No. Faculty Teaching Methods
01 Dr. R. S. Deshmukh Lecture
Use of Models, Charts
Power Point Templates Presentation
Field visits
Audio Visual Aids
02 Dr. S. V. Modak Lecture
Use of Models, Charts
Power Point Templates Presentation
Audio Visual Aids
Field visits
Group Discussion & Seminars

Future plans of the department. (Any three)

  • To enrich seed bank of local wild plant species of Marathwada region at department of Botany.
  • To form Green corps to make awareness about environment.
  • To develop Herbarium at department.
  • To provide skill development workshops to enhance employability of students.