1. Year of Establishment : UG- 1971

P.G.  –  1991                                   

Research Center  – 2007

2. Programmes offered by the department

UGPG Research Center Certificate/ Diploma
B.Sc. Botany M.Sc. Botany Ph.D. Botany ——

3. Faculty Profile

NameEducation QualificationDesignationDate of JoiningTotal ExperienceProfile
Dr. C. S. ArsuleM.Sc. Ph.D.Professor and Head01/09/1988  34 Years 
Dr. D.D.AhireM.Sc. Ph.D.Assistant Professor10/10/201112 Years 
Dr. Y. R. GahileM.Sc. Ph.D.Assistant Professor01/09/201210 Years 
Mrs. L. K. Dhumal.M.Sc., B.Ed, GATE.Assistant Professor05/01/200914 Years 
Dr. B. A. Karle.M.Sc., B.Ed., GATE, SET, Ph.D.Assistant Professor14/09/200913 Years 
Mrs. M. S. Wagh.M.Sc. SET.Assistant Professor03/02/20211 Year 
Mr. A. B. Kadam.M.Sc.Assistant Professor15/11/20215 Months 
Miss.T. M. Pagare.M.Sc.Assistant Professor16/11/20215 Months 
Miss.M. N. Jagtap.M.Sc.Assistant Professor01/12/20214 Months 

4. Details of seminars/conferences/workshops organized by the department

Theme of the Seminar/ Conference/WorkshopLevelSponsoring AgencyDates
Workshop on Framing of Credit system syllabus for M. Sc. Botany B.C.U.D, SPPU, Pune26/02/2013
National level Conference on Current Prospects and Challenges in Life Sciences DST, GOI26 -27 July 2013
Workshop on Enzymology (Enzymes Rennet & Bromelien) and its Impact in Industries Self Financed6 – 9 Aug, 2014
Four days Hands on Training Workshop on Discovery of Potential Bioactive Compound from Local Botanical Resources – In Vitro Drug Designing Self Financed21-25 September 2015
Skill based training course on Separation Techniques    Self Financed23-24 September 2019
Hands on Training on Staining Technique and Localization of Plant tissues.    Self Financed28 Jan 2020
 Lecture and Workshop on Mushroom Cultivation   Self Financed13 April 2022

5. Details of research projects undertaken by the department.

Name of the Principal InvestigatorTitle of the ProjectDurationSponsoring Agency
     Dr. D. D. AhireCollection of Finger millet (Elusine coracana Gaertn L.) germplasm from Ahmednagar and Nashik region for screening of total amino acids and elevated protein content.2 years (2013-2015)BCUD SPPU Pune Amount sanctioned 2,25,000/- Proposal No. :-13SCI001822

6. Details of research papers published (in UGC notified journals notified only)

Name/s of the AuthorTitle of the PaperJournalISSN NumberVolume and Page Numbers
C. S. ArsulePeanut aerobiology at Newasa dist. Ahmednagar (M.S.)  Flora and Fauna: An International Research Journal of Biological SciencesUGC Approved ISSN NO 0971-6920.23(1) 439-447
Sonawane B.N. Arsule C. S. and Pande B. N.A survey of bioaersoles over groundnut fields at Newasa Dist. Ahmednagar (M.S.)International Journal of Recent Scientific Research 2017ISSN 0976-3031 (THOMSON REUTERS)8(8), 18954-18958.,  
Arsule C. S. and Sable K.V.Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Parthenium hysterophorus Leaves  International Journal of Recent Scientific Research  ISSN: 0976-3031  (THOMSON REUTERS)8(8)19353-19355, 2017
B.A. Karle, C. S. Arsule and R.R.SaswadePhytochemical analysis of Leucas biflora (Vahl)and Hyptis sauveolens (L.) Poit.    Flora and fauna an international research journal of biological sciences  ISSN 0971-6920 UGC and DST Approved  23 2 (2), 314-316 2017,
Arsule C. S., Sonawane B.N. and Sumia FatimaValuable Wild Herb Plant Species From Pravara Basin, Ahmednagar Maharashtra, IndiaInternational Journal of Recent Scientific Research  ISSN: 0976-3031 (THOMSON REUTERS)8(8)18951-18953, 2017
A.B. Kadam, C. S. Arsule and B.M. GaykarA Review on Present Traditional and Prospective ContraceptivesFlora and fauna an international research journal of biological sciences  UGC and DST Approved ISSN 0971-692023 2 (2), 303-310 2017,
Sable K.V., Arsule C. S. and Saswade R.R.Derivatization fingerprinting analysis of the Amaranthus tricolor leaves using HPTLC methods    International journal of Research and Analytical reviews    ISSN 2348-1269, P ISSN  2349-5138 UGC Listed Journal 43602  6 (2), 693-695 2019
Arsule C. S., Sonawane B.N.Influence of various culture media on growth and carbohydrates content in a Cyanobacterium Nostoc muscorum.Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences,  ISSN 2249-1023 UGC Listed Journal 44477 First author9 (2): 60-62 2019
S.P. Ghanwat and C. S. ArsuleSome Microbial Inoculant Use as Biofertilizer        An international multidisciplinary quarterly research journal  ISSN 2277-5730 UGC Listed Journal 40776 Co-author  3 (1) 30-33 2019  
Arsule C. S.Diversity of cyanobacteria of Pravara river basin of Newasa tehsil  International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews  Peer Reviewed eISSN 2348-1269, P ISSN  2349-5138UGC Listed Journal 43602 Co-author57-59, 2019
I.B. Salunke, C. S. Arsule and P.P. SharmaIndigenous Traditional knowledge in treating Jaundice from Toranmal region of Nandurbar District Maharastra IndiaInternational Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews  Peer Reviewed eISSN 2348-1269, P ISSN  2349-5138UGC Listed Journal 43602 Co-author60-62 2019
S.P. Ghanwat, Y.D. Aher and C.S ArsuleDiversity of Weeds Flora in Newasa Tahsil (M.S.) India.International Journal of Research and Analytical ReviewsPeer Reviewed (E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138)UGC Listed Journal 43602 Co-author  March 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, 12-15,
Sonawane B. N., Arsule C. S. and Kale S. R.Application of Plants in Traditional Medicine at Rural Region of Newasa Tahsil (M. S.) IndiaInternational Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR)Peer Reviewed (E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138)UGC Listed Journal 43602 Co-author  March 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, 99-103,
Pande B. N and Arsule C. S.Investigations on Aeroallergens and Their Management: Bird’s Eye ViewInternational Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR) Peer Reviewed (E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138)UGC Listed Journal 43602 Co-author  March 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, 108-115,
Arsule C. S. and Pande B.N.Investigation on Physico Chemical Parameters of The Confluence of Mula-Pravara Rivers at Pachegaon Dist. Ahmednagar (M.S.)International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR),Peer Reviewed (E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138)UGC Listed Journal 43602 First authorDecember 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4,189-198,
C.S. Arsule. A.N. Selwatkar, and B.N. PandeStudies in Airspora Over Ground Nut Fields at Newasa, Dist. Ahmednagar (Ms).International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR),Peer Reviewed (E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138)UGC Listed Journal 43602 First authorJuly 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, 680-690,
D. D. Ahire and S. G. Auti, (2020),Correlation Studies and Coefficient of Variation Among Agronomic Traits In Soybean Mutants,International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR),E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138, UGC ApprovedVol.7 (1), 132-138
B. A. Karle and D. D. Ahire (2020),Effect of Biofertilizers on Growth of Medicago Sativa L. (Alfalfa),International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR)E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138 UGC ApprovedVol.7(1), 204-208
D.D. Ahire, and S.G. Auti, (2019).Leaf diversity and its relationship among some plant families.RESEARCH JOURNEY International Multidisciplinary E-Research Journal (2019).,ISSN-2348-7143 UGC Approved No.40705,Special issue 98: page 74-79
S. B. Palve, D.D. Ahire and C.S. Arsule (2021),Influence of Different Magnesium Sulfate Levels on Some Morphological Characteristics of Beta Vulgaris L.Wesleyan Journal of Research, 2021ISSN – 0975-1386    UGC-CareVol.14 No.27  page 10-21,
S B Palve, D D Ahire, C S ArsuleInfluence of various concentrations of salicylic acid on germination and some morphological characteristics of Beta vulgaris L.International Journal of Botany Studies. 2021ISSN: 2455-541X Web of ScienceVolume 6, Issue 5, 2021, Page No. 1387-1393.
Palve S.B. Ahire D. D and. Gahile Y.R.Salicylic acid pre-treatment effects on Beta vulgaris L. multigerm germination and germination indices.International Journal of Biosciences (IJB) 2022ISSN: 2220-6655 (Print), 2222-5234 (Online) Web of ScienceVol. 20, No. 1, p. 59-71,
Palve S.B. and Ahire D. D.An analysis of the effects of various levels of salicylic acid on the protective enzyme activity of red beet.International Journal of Botany Studies 2022ISSN: 2455-541X Web of ScienceVolume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Page No. 648-654.
Y. R Gahile, KaleV. S., NikamT. D.Complementary Chromatic Adaptation In Cyanobacterial Cultures under Different Light ConditionsInternational Journal of Research and Analytical ReviewsE-ISSN 2348-1269Vol.7 issue 1, 186-196, 2020
Gahile YR, Kale VSPreliminary Phytochemical investigations in leaves of Balanites aegyptica Del.Flora and FaunaISSN 2456-936454-56, 23(1) 2017
 Karle B. A., Dr. R. R. SasawadePhytochemical Screening of  Ocimum Americanum L. and Lavandula Bipinnata (Roth.),Flora and Fauna (2017)ISSN 0971-692023(1):120-122.
Karle B.A., Dr. Arsule A. A., Dr. Sasawade R. R.Phytochemical Analysis of Leucas Biflora (Vahl) And Hyptis Sauveolens (L) POIT.  Flora and Fauna (2017)ISSN 0971-69203(2):316-316
Karle B. A., Dr. R. R. SasawadeAntioxidant activity of selected medicinal plantsInternational Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR), (2019),E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138, UGC Approved6(2):645-648
J. R. Mulay and B. A. Karle Phytochemical analysis  of some traditional  medicinal plants used in Ahmednahgar, Maharashtra, India.International Journal of Botany Studies. (2021),ISSN: 2455-541X Web of Science5(4):132-134
L.K.Dhumal, P.R.Barve, C.S.ArsulePlants Used in Some Common Diseases For Child CareInternational Journal of Researches in Biosciences, Agriculture and Technology(IJRBAT) 2020E-ISSN 2347-517X,  Volume.III(VIII)      Page  105-109
J.R.Mulay, L.K.DhumalMicronutrient and Heavy metal status of Sewage Irrigated Cauliflower.International Journal of Botany Studies. 2019ISSN: 2455-541X Web of ScienceVolume.4,Issue 2, Page 128-130
L.K.Dhumal, R.K.AherEffect of Mycorrhizal Fertilizer on Tomato (Lycopersicon esculantum mill) growthInternational Journal of Researches in Biosciences, Agriculture and Technology(IJRBAT) 2018E-ISSN 2347-517XVolume.VI      Special Issue 2, Page 49-55
L.K.Dhumal, R.K.AherSoil Analysis for the Cultivation of Tomato From the selected Localities of Parner Tehsil”Flora and Fauna 2017ISSN:2456-9364 (Online)ISSN0971-6920 (Print) Scopus listedVolume 23(1), Page 174-179

7. Details of books, chapters in edited volumes/ papers published in National and International Conference Proceedings.

Name/s of the AuthorTitle of the PaperTitle of the Book/ ConferenceISBN NumberVolume and Page Numbers
Sandip B. Palve and D.D. Ahire  Evaluation of Influence of Salicylic Acid And Epsom Salt Stress On Plant Growth (Beta vulgaris L.).2nd international conference on climate change and its effects on environment, food and Society (ICCCEFS-2021), Arts, Commerce and Science College, Sonai  15-16 June 2021e-ISSN 2347 – 517XInternational Journal of Researches In Biosciences, Agriculture And Technology (I J R B A T), Issue (Special-17),: 150-161
L.K.Dhumal, R.K.AherStudy of leaf Morphology of Some members of family cucurbitaceaeNational Conference on Bio Inspired Material in science (BIMIS 2018)ISBN:978-93-83401-56-7  Conference Proceddings Page 28-32
Dr. Karle B. A.Nurturing Hair: Indian Medicinal Plants Used In Hair Care781458-36811981

8. Details of extension activities carried out by the department.

ActivityDateNumber of Student Participants

9. Details of linkages/collaborations/ MoU signed by the department and activities under it.

Name of the Partner Institution/Industry
DateActivities undertakenNumber of Student Participants
niTza Biologicals, Hyderabad15 Sept. 2015

10. Details of infrastructural facilities available in the department for the teaching and learning process.

List of the Instruments available in the Department

Sr. NoDescriptionQuantity
1. Gradient PCR1
2. -500c Deep Freezer1
3.  UV-Visible Spectrophotometer1
4. Visible Spectrophotometer3
5. Cooling Centrifuge1
6. Binocular Microscope4
7. Electrophoresis Unit with Power pack6
8. Digital Camera1
9. Laminar Air Flow                              2
10. BOD Incubator                                  2
11. Rota Evaporator                                                             1
12. UV Trans-illuminator                        2
13. Rotary Shaker                                    1
14. Ice Flakers                                        1
15. Leaf Area Meter                               1
16. Tilak’s Air sampler1
17. Autoclave2
18. Autoclave, Digital2
19. Camera lucida5
20. Centrifuge Remi make Model C821
21. Centrifuge Remi R-241
22. Colorimeter Erma Japan1
23. Conductivity Meter1
24. pH Meter,  Digital2
25. Weighing Balance4
26. Students Microscope96
27. Digital lux meter1
28. Spectrophotometer1
29. Hot Air Oven2
30. Water Distillation unit2
31. Microwave Oven1
32. Soxhlet Apparatus3
33. Rotary micro tome1
34. Rotary micro tome Super 8211
35. Stage Micrometer2
36. Water Bath Digital2
37. Refrigerator4
38. Wood Microtome (Jung German type)1
39. Incline Microscope3
40. Research Binocular Microscope2
41. Spinwin Microcrentifuge MC3Tarson1
42. Stereozoom Microscope Trinocular1
43. Stereobinocular Microscope1
44.Thermocycler (PCR)1
45.     UV VIS. Spectrophotometer.2
46.     Cooling centrifuge1
47.  ice flaker1
48.  Stereomicroscopes2
49.  Incubator1
50.Rotary shaker1
51.Rota evaporator1
52. Live Screen Camera1
53. Document camera2
54.Micropipettes 12
55. Chopper Machine1
56. Digital USB Microscope Camera 5 MPX1

            ICT, LCD, Computers

Sr. No.Computer / PrinterQuantity
1.Intel Computer5
2.Dell i-3 Computer5
3.Dell i-3 Laptop1
4.Dell i-7 Computer3
5.Hp 1020 Laser Jet Printer 1
6.Hp 5160 Ink Jet Printer1
7.Hp 2400 Scanner1
8.Epson Dot-Matrix Printer1
9.UPS 500wt.1
10LCD projector EPSON3
11Over Head Projector1

Botanical Garden

Sr. No.TitleNumber
1Area13,000 Sq. Ft.
2Experimental Plot02
3Plant species174
4RET Plant species15
5Medicinal plant species30
6Potted plants 330
8Fern House1
9Cacti house  1
10Aquatic plants5
11Research/ Experimental plot1
 Tube well1

Special Facilities

Sr. No Plant Group Plant Specimens Permanent Slides
1. Algae  76 203
2. Fungi 115 126
3. Bryophytes 34 130
4. Pteridophytes 45 225
5. Gymnosperms 54 105
6. Palaeobotany (Fossil Specimens) 16 17
7. Anatomy 10  (Models) 112
8. Embryology 07  (Models) 39
9. Cytology 29
                         Total 340 986

Photographs of RET, Medicinal, Endemic and Wild Plants              81
Botanical Charts                                                                                  405
Scientist’s Photographs                                                                        43
Herbarium Specimens                                                                         291
Scientific Animated Films                                                                    04

11. Details of capacity building and skill enhancement initiatives taken by the department.

Programme/ActivityDateNumber of Student Participants
Skill based training course on Separation Techniques23-24 September 201940
Hands on Training on Staining Technique and Localization of Plant tissues.28 Jan 202040
 Lecture and Workshop on Mushroom Cultivation13 April 202232

11. Details of sports and cultural activities organized by the department. NIL

ActivityType (Sports/ Cultural)DateNumber of Student Participants
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12. Details of sports and cultural activities organized by the department.

ActivityDate/sNumber of teachers involvedNumber of students participated
 F.Y.B.Sc. Excursion Tour  5th October 2019    07 105
S.Y.B.Sc. Excursion Tour  24,25 Jan 2020   05  82
T.Y.B.Sc. Excursion Tour  5th October 2019    02 15
M.Sc. Excursion Tour  25-28th  Feb 2020   18 02

13. Experiential learning activities organized by the department.

13. Any other information (Important to be mentioned in departmental profile)

  • Qualified and Experienced Staff
  • Well Equipped Laboratories
  • Departmental Library with more than 525 titles
  • Computer with internet connections
  • Rich Botanical Garden
  • Organizations of Workshops and Seminars for Skill Development of Students
  •   Availability of Botanical specimens, charts, scientists photographs, permanent    slides

14. Future Plan of the department (To justify the SWOC analysis).

  • To establish Advanced Learning Centre in Botany
  • Enhancement of Research work with collaboration in nearby Institutes
  • To develop Job Oriented Skill of students
  • To promote students to establish own entrepreneurships
  • Organizations of workshops / conferences