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Botany

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them......Carolus Linnaeus

Botany

The Department of Biosciences as a separate entity in origin was established in August, 2002. In broad sense the Department of Biosciences accommodates three separate streams of life science-Zoology, Botany and Physiology under the same roof. Although due to some circumstances, Physiology is not available for the students for temporary period. The Department of Botany is well organized with equipped laboratory, Departmental library facility, a team of dynamic and energetic faculty members and a healthy and student friendly environment. The faculty members of the Department include Prof. Atish Sardar (Head of the Department), Prof. Dipu Samanta (guest lecturer) and as technical staff Smt. Saila Sonkar (Rudra) provide his service for the Department. The Department has been able to expand the arena of knowledge to the students through regular theory and practical classes, seminars, debates, projects and excursions. Its joyful for us that our students have been getting jobs in different sectors after their graduation.

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Eligibility Criteria

Study Level Cut-off marks at Entry Approved intake
UG (General) As per C.U. norms 15

Infrastructure:

Number of PCs – 01

Number of P-IV or Higher PCs – 01

Number of LAN Terminals – 01

Type and Speed of Internet - Broadband

 

Laboratory

The Department has excellent laboratory facilities. It is well-equipped with adequate number of modern instruments and chemicals and reagents required to undertake General practical classes.

 

Departmental Library

Our Department also has excellent Departmental library facility comprising of over 50 books in both English and Bengali versions the books written by well known authors of the subject. The books are easily accessible for the students and we maintain a Departmental library register book for issuing books. Moreover, our Department gets funds once in two years to purchase new books for Departmental library.

Faculty Directory

Photo Name Qualification Designation Email
Faculty Atish Sardar M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor atish.sardar@gmail.com
Faculty Dipu Samanta M. Sc. Guest Faculty dipusamanta2010@gmail.com

Academic Activities

Research Work:

  • Plant pathology
  • Molecular biology
  • Cytology and genetics
  • Tissue culture

 

Apart from the conventional class lectures and field trips, the department organizes seminars, debates, poster sessions, group discussion etc. to ignite interest about the subject as well as to improve their communication skills and self-confidence.

 

In the academic session 2015-16, the Department of Botany organised the following academic activities:

  • An excursion to a nearby site, named Rabindra Sarovar Lake, Kolkata, was organized for the students of 2nd and 3rd year on 17.12.2015. The area surrounding the Rabindra Sarovar Lake has a vast resourse of flora. The students collected plant samples for preparation of herbarium sheets.
  • A seminar-cum-poster presentation was organized on 18.12.2015. at the department. Every student had chosen one topic from the syllabus, prepared a poster on that topic (previously), and presented that poster in front of the faculties and the Principal (chief guest).
  • A visit to Indian Museum, Kolkata, was organized for the students of all the three years on 14.01.2016. The aim of this visit was to educate the students about fossils and ancient and extinct flora (Paleobotany).
  • A parent-teachers' meeting was organized jointly by the Department of Botany and Department of Zoology on 22.01.2016. at the department. Written feedbacks were collected from the parent/ guardian of each student.
  • An excursion to Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, was organized for the students of 2nd and 3rd year on 29.01.2016. The students collected plant samples for preparation of herbarium sheets.

 

In the academic session 2016-17, the Department of Botany organised the following academic activities:

  • A visit was organized to Banabitan, Kolkata and East Kolkata Wetland, Kolkata for the students of all the years on 01.09.2016. The students collected plant samples for preparation of herbarium sheets. 

 

Extension Activities

  • Our Department organizes various excursion programs to facilitate the students with practical knowledge about their surrounding environment. Through these exposures the students get a better understanding about the habit and habitat of the plants beyond the walls of classrooms. 
  • Our Department is associated with the Science Club of our college and jointly organize various kinds of competitions and workshops to encourage interest about various disciplines of science among the budding students.

Student's Zone

Students are consistently performing well in University examinations. Some notable examples are the following.

Saraswati Koley (Approx 63%)                    Biswajit Saha (Approx 62%)                    Tumpa Halder (Approx 66%)

Future Plans

  • Teaching

We work hard to discuss each and every topic in a very easy and simple manner to raise interest about the subject. We also take extra classes beyond the classes allotted to us. We are trying to introduce power-point projection lecture facilities to make the course interesting and easily understandable for the students.

 

  • Research

Our Principal has always encouraged us and given an environment to pursue research work in our Department. We are trying to submit research proposals to various funding agencies and to bring new research projects in our Department as early as possible.

Alumni

Gaurab Sharma (Lieutenant Indian Army)

Anjeeta Rai (School teacher)

Sumit Patra (Pathological technician)

Dr. Sajid Ali (Homoeopathy doctor)

Sandeep Dutta (Service)

Suvashis Basak ( Service)

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Contact us

033-2417-4622 Ext.-32

atish.sardar@gmail.com