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Botany

About the Department

Our Botany department is 34 years old as it was established in 1982. Late Prof. Bhanumurty was the HOD since then till 1996 ,and he was succeeded by Mrs. Surekha Sarangdhar  till 2009 and on her retirement Dr.K Sankaran Potty took over as HOD. Currently the department is looked after by 5 permanent and 3 contractual teaching members, two lab assistants , one field collector and 8 lab attendants. The department has three laboratories catering  junior and senior undergraduate students and junior and senior post graduate students. The department is equipped with excellent electrical and electronic equipments, microscopes, Digital projector, electronic microscope, computer and printer. There are about 200 dry specimens of plant ranging from Algae to Angiosperms. We have excellent collection of permanent slides of specimens as prescribed in the curriculum. The department also is in possession of fossil slides and fossil specimen of excellent plants.

About the Subject

 

The subject is dealing with microorganisms to macro-organisms. In the lower group of category, Algae, Fungi, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes are included along with Bacteria and Viruses. In higher group, the different branches of Botany such as Morpholology, Anatomy, Embryology, palynology, plant physiology, Pharmacognocy, cytogenetics etc. at the F.Y.B.Sc, S.Y.B.Sc, T.Y.B.Sc and M.Sc level are taught. At T.Y.BSc level as Applied component, Horticulture and Gardening is included. In every semester there are two papers of both theory and practical at F.Y.BSc level ,three papers of theory and practicals at S.Y.BSc level and four papers of theory and practical at T.Y.B.Sc  level along with one paper of theory and practical each for Applied component Horticulture and Gardening. At the post Graduate level at every semester there are four papers each for theory and practical. Learning of this subject is very interesting as we are mixing  with the nature. This subject provides many job potentials in the field of Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Horticulture, Forestry, Teaching and Research fields. Entrepreneurs can try out  in Nurser y management, landscaping, Garden maintenance, and floriculture.At M.Sc level we have Taxonomy of Angiosperms as special subject.There are four papers in thory and practicals every year in the two year duration of the course.

Jayashree Gaikwad
HOD
  • Associate Proressor in the Department of botany from last 25 years
  • Teaching UG students since last 25 years and PG students 15 years.
  • Guiding  and councelling UG And PG  students in their projects and seminar.Arranging  workshops for students  in floral desinging floral rangoli ,vegetable carving and fruit carving .Encouraging the students for their participation in intramural and intercollegiate competitions related to their subject .Organising field trips botanical excursion fr UG and PG students to create the regarding environmental awareness and in subject of botany. Counselling the students fr placement cell fr grabing  their job opportunity Guiding the students regarding human values in their social life. As a member in garden committee taking active part in maintaing  and planning of the college campus garden 
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Dr.K.Sankaran Potty
HOD

I joined in this institution as a lecturer in Botany in 1982.I was handling F.Y,S.Y and T.Y.B.Sc level both theory and practical. All the colleagues and college authorities were cordial. I was recognised for teaching Post-graduate level at Mumbai university in 1987.Since then I was handling, and even now both theory and practical for senior M.Sc students.I was working as examiner for both theory and practical at T.Y.B.Sc, Jr.M.Sc and Sr.M.Sc level. I was in-charge at college level in various committee and to name some, Photographic association, Fine arts association, College Magazine Committee, Attendance Committee, Dicipline Committee, Plantae are some to mention. I authenticate plants and plant materials brought from different institutes for their research work. Black board and Chalk method of teaching I prefer though I am not against the new technologies. I have authored some books for the students who appear for Medical Entrance Examination both at state and national level.

 

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Dr.K.Sankaran Potty
HOD

I joined in this institution as a lecturer in Botany in 1982.I was handling F.Y,S.Y and T.Y.B.Sc level both theory and practical. All the colleagues and college authorities were cordial. I was recognised for teaching Post-graduate level at Mumbai university in 1987.Since then I was handling, and even now both theory and practical for senior M.Sc students.I was working as examiner for both theory and practical at T.Y.B.Sc, Jr.M.Sc and Sr.M.Sc level. I was in-charge at college level in various committee and to name some, Photographic association, Fine arts association, College Magazine Committee, Attendance Committee, Dicipline Committee, Plantae are some to mention. I authenticate plants and plant materials brought from different institutes for their research work. Black board and Chalk method of teaching I prefer though I am not against the new technologies. I have authored some books for the students who appear for Medical Entrance Examination both at state and national level.

 

Books

Marvel MHT-CET
Authoured
Year of Publication :2009
Name of Publication :Marvel Publications
Place of Publication :Mumbai

Marvel MHT-CET
Authoured
Year of Publication :2010
Name of Publication :Marvel Publications
Place of Publication :Mumbai

Marvel MHT-CET
Authoured
Year of Publication :2011
Name of Publication :Marvel Publications
Place of Publication :Mumbai

Marvel MHT-CET
Authoured
Year of Publication :2012
Name of Publication :Marvel Publications
Place of Publication :Mumbai

Marvel Biology for NEET-UG
Authoured
Year of Publication :2013
Name of Publication :Marvel Publications
Place of Publication :Mumbai

Marvel MHT-CET
Authoured
Year of Publication :2014
Name of Publication :Marvel Publications
Place of Publication :Mumbai

Marvel MHT-CET
Authoured
Year of Publication :2015
Name of Publication :Marvel Publications
Place of Publication :Mumbai


Authoured

Research Project

wood anatomy of some of the timber yielding plants in Mumbai
Principal Investigator :Sankaran Kesavan Potti'
Co Investigator :Smt.Leela Chauhan
Period :01-03-2003 - 05-10-2004
Status :Completed

Research Papers Presented

Cultivation and Maintenance of Boi-fertilizer Azolla
Name of Conference :Enviromental Technology-Biological Perseptives Issues & challenges
Level :National
Period :09-02-2006-10-02-2006
Name of Organizers :University of Mumbai

Larvicidal Effect Of Some plant eXtracts on Mosquito Larvae
Name of Workshop :National workshop on Biological Control Of Insect Pests
Level :National
Period :01-03-2006-02-03-2006
Name of Organizers :Shivaji University,Kolhapur

Studies On The Vertical Distributionof Air-Spora At Some Of The Residential Areas In The Western Suburbs Of Mumbai.
Name of Conference :14th National Conference On Aerobiology
Level :National
Period :15-01-2007-17-01-2007
Name of Organizers :School of studies in Biotechnology,PT.Ravishankar Shukla University,Raipur.

Leela Chauhan
Assistant Professor

Teaching FYBSc to MSc Part II.

Units taught - Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

PG recognition - 25/4/2006.

Use Seminars, Discussions and PowerPoint Presentations as teaching methods.

Apart from teaching, student counselling and accessibility is given importance.

In touch with past students.

Cordial relationship with colleagues and non teaching staff.

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Dr. Vandana Gawade
Associate Professor

I have joined Sathaye College as a Surplus teacher in Botany from 25 th February 2011.

I have been transferred from M.V. and L.U. College (Andheri east) where I worked from 20 th June 1985 till 24 th February 2011.

Qualification  M.Sc. D.H.E M.Phil. Ph.D.

Specialisation

  • M.Sc. MYCOLOGY Ruparel College
  • M.Phil. ANATOMY  Jhunjhunwala College
  • Ph.D. ANATOMY  Jhunjhunwala College

Teaching experience  32 years

Date of PG recognition 19 / 03 /1990

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Suresh Kale
Assistant Professor

I joined this college as assistant professor in Botany on 9 Dec. 2013. I am teaching theory as well as practical at undergraduate level. Area of interest is Plant Physiology, Genetics ,Plant Biotechnology, Ecology and Evolution.

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Pournima sanap
Contractual
  • Joined Sathaye College in 17th November 2015-2016 and 8th June 2016-2017.
  • Teaching T.Y.B.Sc , S.Y.B.Sc and F.Y.B.Sc students both Practicals and Theory. 
  •  Member of Nature club , Plantae , Garden committee. 
  •  Part of Tree census in the year 2015.
  •  Enjoy a Cordial and healthy relationship with both my colleagues and students. 
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Priyanka Mane
Contractual
  • Joined Sathaye college on 18th July 2016-17
  • Teaching T.Y.B.Sc , S.Y.B.Sc and F.Y.B.Sc both Practicals and Theory.
  • Member of Nature club , Plantae and Garden committee. 
  • Part of Tree census in the year 2015.
  • Healthy and positive outlook towards life and share the same type of relationship with my colleagues and students. 
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Munmun Patel
Contractual

I Joined Sathaye College on 8th August 2017 as an assistant professor in Botany . I am teaching F.Y.B.Sc and S.Y.B.Sc students . I have keen intrest in Research  and Academics. Apart from this ,topics related to Taxonomy,Cytogenetics and Applied botany are also areas of my intrest. I also have a cordial and healthy relation with students and collegues.

Qualification : B.Sc

                      M.Sc (Botany )

Specializaion : Angiosperms and Phytochemisty.

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Certificate Course
Horticulture and Gardening

FYBSc Semester-I
Paper-I
Plant Diversity-I