Department of Botany


    Department of Botany is one of the leading science department of the college, which is known for its conducting curricular and co-curricular activities regularly. More than 250 students annually take admission to the department. On an average 60 students pass out by UG degree annually with subject Botany. Departmental staff are always devoted to their work and well being of the students. Herbarium and Museum with a large number of specimens and adequate instrumental facilities are the identity of the department.


    The Department of Botany of our college has a rich and glorious legacy. It was established in 1968. Dr.J.M.Mantri was the Head of the Department. In the year 1971, Mrs.S.D.Dabhadkar and Dr.A.L.Vaidyajoined the Department. With the outstanding performance, Dr.J.M.Mantri became the Principal of our College in 1975. Dr.A.L.Vaidya was awarded his Ph.D. degree in 1976. He was also recognized as a research guide. The Department is recognized as a Research Centre by Marathwada University, Aurangabad and then after SRTM University, Nanded. Under the able supervision of Department, a Botanical Garden developed on the Campus. In January 2001, the Department organized Regional Conference on Biodiversity. In 2001, Dr.J.M.Mantri retired and Mrs.S.D.Dabhadkar presided as the Head of the Department. Under the guidance of Dr.A.L.Vaidya, 03 Students were awarded Ph.D. Dr.A.L.Vaidya co-authored the well known reference book "Flora of Marathwada".Dr.A.L.Vaidya took charge as a Principal of our college in 2003. Mrs.S.D.Dabhadkar superannuated in 2004. In 2006, Dr.N.S.Solanke joined to Senior College. With the retirement of Dr.A.L.Vaidya in 2008, Dr.N.S.Solanke took over the charge of H.O.D. The Department introduced the C.O.C. in Sericulture sanctioned by UGC in 2009-10 and conducted successfully. Dr.N.S.Solanke is a University recognized Research Supervisor since 2011. Dr.S.S.Nagarkar joined to Department in the year 2011. The Department hosted Two-Days National Conference on Conservation of Medicinal Plants and their Utilization during 9th& 10th December 2013. In 2013 Minor Research Project funded by the UGC was sanctioned to Dr.N.S.Solankeand he has successfully completed it.


  • To study the plants by the methods and tools used in botanical research and their Economic role.
  • To study Botanical journals, Botanical societies, Botanical Research laboratories and Botanical gardens etc.
  • To create awareness among the students regarding Self Employment and to generate other sources of income through Modern Farming.
  • To promote the students for Higher Education and Research Aptitude.
  • To organize Excursion tours and field visits.
  • To conduct various activities such as Seminar, Science Exhibition, Wall poster presentation etc.
  • To arrange the Guest Lectures.
  • To organise national & international level conferences.

Co-curriculam Activity::

  • Poster Presentation
  • Seminars
  • Botanical Excursions
  • Field visits
  • Science exhibitions


  • Well-equipped laboratory
  • ICT Facilities
  • Departmental Library


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