Department of Botany

Department of Botany established in 1992. It offers UG, PG and research programmes. Department is largely involved in creation and maintenance of green campus at HEI. Department is conducting a Certificate Course on Nursery Management with the support of UGC, New Delhi in order to inculcate the entrepreneurship development skills. Apart from this it is involved in co-curricular and extension activities. Cactus Garden containing more than 180 species is one of the best practices.

Name of Programme Eligibility Intake Capacity Duration
B. Sc. Botany HSC 120 3 Years
M. Sc. Botany B. Sc. Botany and Biotechnology. 24 2 Years
Ph. D. M. Phil or M. Sc. Botany with PET/SET/NET 26 3 Years
Certificate course in Nursery Management & Horticultural Practices 12th Pass from any faculty 30 06 Months
Sr. No. Name Qualification Designation Specialization Photo Biodata
1.     1 Dr. R. K. Aher M.Sc., Ph. D. Principal Mycology and Plant Pathology  
2.     2 Dr. R. N. Deshmukh M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D. Professor & Head Mycology and Plant Pathology  
3.     3 Dr. S. K. Aher M.Sc., Ph. D. Professor Mycology and Plant Pathology  
4.     Dr. S. L. Khapke M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D. Asso. Prof. Physiology  
5.     R. M. Shaikh M. Sc., SET Asst. Prof. Mycology and Plant Pathology  
6.     B. A. Chaudhari M. Sc. Asst. Prof. Plant Biotechnology  
7.     T. S. Chikane M. Sc., B. Ed. Asst. Prof. Taxonomy of Angiosperms  
8.     R. A. Shaikh M. Sc. Asst. Prof. Botany  
9.     G. K. Mujawar M. Sc. Asst. Prof. Biotechnology  
10.  V. A.  Lashkare M. Sc. NET Asst. Prof. Botany  
11.  S. R. Khamkar M. Sc. Asst. Prof. Botany  
Sr. No. Name Qualification Designation Photo
1.       B. P. Ighe M.A., M.P. Ed. CTC. Lab Assistant
2.       S. M. Barde 12th Sci. Lab Attendant
3.       S. S. Borude 12th Sci. Lab Attendant
Year Programme Name Percentage Result
2017-18 B. Sc. Botany 96.66
2018-19 B. Sc. Botany 93.75
M .Sc. Botany 94.44
2019-20 B. Sc. Botany 100
M .Sc. Botany 100
2020-21 B. Sc. Botany 100
M .Sc. Botany 91.66
2021-22 B. Sc. Botany 95.83
M .Sc. Botany 100
Sr. No. Name of the Candidate Class and Year University Rank
1.       Miss Sawant Kalpana Shivaji B. Sc.- 2009 1st
2.       Miss. Gadekar Apeksha Ramchandra B. Sc.- 2015 9th
3.       Miss Garkar Gitanjali Ananda B. Sc.- 2016 5th
4.       Miss Bhalekar Shubhangi Dadabhau B. Sc. -2020 4th
Sr. No. Academic Year Name of Organization/Industry Number of Students placed
1.       2017-18 Lupin Ltd. 01
2.       2018-19 Kanhaiyya Agro, Parner 01
3.       2019-20 Abhyudaya Bank, Mumbai 01
4.       2020-21 Mullikadevi Mahavidyalya Nighoj 04
Residential High School and Junior College Shevgaon
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Forest Range Officer, Parner
5.       2021-22 Van Prakalpe Vibhag, Yavatmal 13
Balaji Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Shirur.
Swami Vivekanand Academy, Uruli Kanchan, Pune.
Chate Kids School, Parner.
Sagarika Coaching Classes
Shatatara Public School, Parner.
New English School, Science and Arts Junior College, Supa
  1. SPPU, Pune recognized Research Guides:
  • Aher R.K. 2) Dr. Deshmukh R. N. 3) Dr. Aher S. K.
  1. D. Registered: 11 Thesis Submitted; 01             Awarded:02 
Sr. No. Name of Student Guide Name Topic Status
1.       Sajan Laxman Khapkae Dr. R. K. Aher Effect of AM Fungi on growth, physiological and biochemical aspects in Triticum aestivum Linn. under water stress condition Awarded, 2016
2.       Jayashri B. Cholake Dr. R. K. Aher Studies on Marine Fungal Diversity from Mangrove Ecosystem Awarded, 2018
3.       Pushpa Baban  Ghogare Dr. R. K. Aher    
4.       Kalpana Shivaji Sawant Dr. R. N. Deshmukh   Physiological and Biochemical Responses to         Drought Stress in Wheat Cultivars Working
5.       Sharda Jayshing Thorat Dr. V. B. Naikwadi Dr. R. K. Aher “Studies on production of medicinally important metabolites in in-vitro cultures of Spilanthus acmella Murr and Spilanthus calva DC.” Working
6.       Sandip Dattu Devekar Guide: Dr. V. B. Naikwadi Co- Guide: Dr. R. K. Aher. Co-Guide: Dr. T. D. Nikam “Influence of mycorrhizal fungi on production of bioactive metabolites in Boswellia serrata Roxb.” Thesis Submitted
7.       Ramesh Prabhu Zaware Dr. R. K. Aher.   “Induction of genetic variability through induced mutations of Pisum sativum. Working
8.       Dattatray Ashok Bandal Guide: Dr. R. N. Deshmukh Co- Guide: Dr. R. L. Zanan “Molecular Phylogeny of Carnivorous Plant Family Lentibulariaceae from India.” Working
9.       Rani Malang Shaikh Dr. R. K. Aher.   Topic “Studies on fungal diseases of Allium cepa L. and their management in Parner Tahsil.” Working
10.    Harshad Ashok Shirke Dr. S. K. Aher Co- Guide: Dr. T. D. Nikam Co- Guide: Dr. V. B. Naikawadi   “Identification and functional characterization of candidate gene(s) of beneficial metabolite, 20-hydroxyecdysteroid an insect moulting hormone in Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.).” Transferred to SPPU, Pune
11.    Pushpa Baban Ghogare, Dr. R. K. Aher. “Studies of Pharmacological activities on Caralluma adscendens (Roxb) Haw var. fimbriata (Wall.) Gravely & Mayur.” Working
12.    Anuradha Anand Kamble Dr. Aher Rangnath Kisan Co-Guide : Dr. N. M. Ghangaonkar “Role of Mycoendophytes in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals using Portulaca oleracea L.” Working
13.    Sharmila Balasaheb Sonawane Prof.  R. N. Deshmukh “Studies on Nutritional Values of Wild Vegetables from Parner Tahasil of Ahmednagar District (M.S.).” Working
14.    Swati Rajesh Yeole Dr. Aher Sahadeo Kondaji Co-Guide : Dr. Rangnath K. Aher "Screening of Different Plant Species for Weedicidal Properties and its Comparison with Chemical Weedicides” Working
Sr. No. Name of Author Title of research article Name of Journal Year of Publication with volume , page number Link/DoI
1.      R P Zaware, R  K Aher and B P Bhusare. Effect of gamma irradiation on seed germination, seedling growth and morphological characteristics of Pisum sativum L. Wesleyan Journal of Research, 2022, 15 (01), 51-56. UGC Care Listed
2.      Deshmukh Vaishnavi, Meshram M P &  Deshmukh R N Performance of Soybean Mutants for Yield and Yield Components Journal of Soils and Crops 2021, 31 (01) 127-130,
3.      Kadlag, S. D, Varpe S.N, Gadakh V.D & Deshmukh R.N Tagetes patula linn. a fungicidal, ornamental species of asteraceae family. Wesleyan Jr of research 2021, 14 (25) 66-71,
4.      Sawant K. S. & R. N. Deshmukh Recent Studies on Physiological Traits to Improve Drought Tolerance in Wheat. Wesleyan Jr of research 2021, 14 (25) 78-84
5.      Ravindra Deshmukh, Tukaram Thopate, Kalpana Sawant, Anil Bhalerao & Kadlag, S. D Impact of PEG-6000 Induced Water Stress on Seed Germination Parameters of Wheat Cultivars. Wesleyan Jr of research 2021, 14 (26) 89-98,
6.      T. S. Thopate, C. D. Bhenki, R. N. Deshmukh & S. B. Katariya Boron Sulfonic Acid-Catalyzed an Efficient Synthesis and Antibacterial Study of N-Substituted Phenyl Maleimides. Wesleyan Jr of research 2021, 14 (26) 99-106,
7.      Sajan Khapke and Rangnath Aher Morphological Responses of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) to Mycorrhiza and Water Stress conditions at anthesis stage. Wesleyan Jr. of Res.   2021, 14 (27), 37-46
8.      Rangnath Aher and Sajan Khapke Biochemical Alteration in Healthy and Affected Leaves of Sorghum due to Sphacelotheca aeiliana. Wesleyan Jr. of Res. 2021, 14 (26), 17-21
9.      Rani Shaikh, Rangnath Aher and Dnyaneshwar Sherkar Screening of mycoflora on allium cepa l. From different localities ofParner tehsil maharashtra. Wesleyan Journal of Research 2021, 14 (26), 73-77
10.    Kulkarni S.D., Dhawale V.P., Aher S.K. and Zadage S.J Effects of Spent Wash On The Physico-Chemical Properties Of Soil And Early Seedling Growth In Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum)  Wesleyan Journal of Research 2021, 14 (11), 22-29
11.   Aher S.K. and V.P. Dhawale Investigation of Biocomponents Over Groundnut Crop Fields at Ahmednagar  Journal of Modern Thamizh Research 2021, 4, 2077-1082
12.   S L Khapke and R. K. Aher. Morphological response of wheat to mycorrhiza and water stress condition at anthesis stage. Wesleyan Jr. of research 2021, 14 (26), 37-42. UGC Care Listed
13.   Rani Shaikh and R. K. Aher. Screening of mycoflora on Allium cepa from different localities of Parner, Ahmednagar. Wesleyan Jr. of research 2021, 14 (26), 73-78. UGC Care  Listed
14.   R. K. Aher and S L Khapake. Biochemical alteration in healthy and affected leaves of Sorghum due to Sphacelotheca reiliana . Wesleyan Jr. of research  2021, 14 (26), 17-23. UGC Care Listed
15.   Deshmukh Vaishnavi ,Meshram M P, Mane Chaitali  & Deshmukh R N Character Association and Path Analysis Studies in Soybean Mutant Progenies Journal of Soils and Crops 30(02), 321-325,  2020  
16.   Gitanjali Kakade and Sajan Khapke Estimation and evaluation of chlorophyll content and chlorophyll stability index of some antiallergenic medicinal plants of Parner tehsil. . I J R B A T, 2020, III (VIII), 84-86
17.    Aher  S.K., Adsul A.A., Shelke P.D. and Lanke S.R. Phytodiversity Studies of Shri Mulikadevi Mahavidyalaya Nighoj, Dist. Ahmednagar (MS), India. Int J Recent Sci Res. 2020, 11 (4), 38254-38259
18.   R K Aher. Effect of Glomus fasciculatum on biochemical composition of Catharanthus roseus.  Jr. of Phy Scie, Engi. andTechno. 2020, 12 (2), 1-3. UGC Care Listed
19.   R K Aher. Mycorrhizal efficacy on chemical composition of the Tejetes erecta, L (Marigold). Inter Jr of Res in Biosci, Agri and Techno. 2020, VIII (2), 6-7. UGC Listed
20.   S. L. Khapke Response of wheat (triticum aestivumL.) to water stress in relation to the RWC, MSI and Lipid Peroxidation. IJRAR   2019, 6 (1), 63-66
21.   S. L. Khapke Phytochemical Changes in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Under Water Stress Conditions IJRAR 2019, 6 (2), 656i-661i
22.   S.K. Aher Environmental Monitoring of Other Bioparticles in the Air Spora Over Groundnut Fields Inter Jr of Res and Ana Rev 2019, 6(2), 149-151
23.   Deshmuhk Ravindra Narayanrao Germination studies in four cultivars of gram under PEG-6000 induced water stress. Inter. Res. Jr. of Multi. Stud, 2018, 04 (SI 1), 84-88,
24.   Kalpana S. Sawant & R N Deshmukh Screening of drought tolerant wheat varieties using different indices. Inter. Res. Jr. of Multi. Stud, 2018, 04 (SI1), 214-220,
25.   S. L. Khapke Diversity of AM (Arbuscular Mycorrhizal) fungi in rhizospheric soil of wheat fields of Parner tehsil. ) I J R B A T 2018, VI (2), 187-191
26.   S. L. Khapke Characterization of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under water stress conditions. AMIERJ 2018, VII (XV), 58-61
27.   S. L. Khapke Mycorrhizal influence on RWC, MSI and Lipid Peroxidation in wheat (triticum aestivumL.). Inter. Res. Jr. of Multidici. Stud. 2018, IV (I), 98-102
28.   M. A. Jadhav and B. A. Chaudhari Study of Growth and Yield of Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum L.) in Hydroponic System. Inter Res.          Jr of Multi Stud. 2018, IV (I), 143-146
29.   M. A. Jadhav and T. S. Chikane Diversity of family malvaceae from Parner tehsil of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra (India). Inter Res          Jr. of Multi Stud. 2018, IV (I), 147-152
30.   R K Aher. Soil Analysis and its correlation with VAM. Inter Res          Jr of Multi Stu 2018, IV (I), 173-176 Peer Reviewed
31.   Deshmuhk Ravindra Narayanrao Influence of water stress on protein profile on promising sorghum cultivars. Science Spark, 2017, 5 (15), 01-05,
32.   Deshmuhk Ravindra Narayanrao Role of mineral content in sorghum cultivars under water stress. Flora and Fauna, 2017, 23 (1), 218-223
33.   Deshmuhk Ravindra Narayanrao Enzymatic antioxidant defense mechanism of sorghum under water stress. Flora and Fauna, 2017, 23 (1), 455-463,
34.   S. L. Khapke Yield Components of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under AMF and water stress conditions. Flora and fauna   2017, 23 (2), 317-321
35.   S. L. Khapke Ameliorative effect of am fungi on wheat (triticum aestivum l.) Under water stress conditions. Flora and Fauna,   2017, 23 (1), 260-266
36.   S. L. Khapke Impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on yield components and biochemical changes in wheat (triticum aestivum l.) Flora and Fauna, 2017, 23 (1), 212-217
37.   S.K. Aher The Underutilized Vegetables from Parner Tahsil of Maharashtra (India): A Review Advances in Plant Sciences 2017,30 (1) 17-23
38.   S.K. Aher Aerobiological Studies With Special Reference to Ascospores Over Groundnut Field at Ahmednagar, Maharashtra Advances in Plant Sciences 2017, 30 (1), 93-96
39.   Dhawale V.P., Aher S. K. and S.D. Kulkarni Correlation Coefficient of Bore Well Water Samples From  Drought Prone Area of Maharashtra (India) Euro Jr of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sci 2017, 49 (11), 596-599
40.   Aher S.K.   Study of Some Sacred Plants of Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra Inter Res          Jr. of  Curr. Res 2017, 9 (10), 59706-59709
41.   Aher S.K. and Adsul A.A. Medicinal Plants of   Shri  Mulikadevi  College, Campus Nighoj - A survey Flora and Fauna 2017, 23 (1), 109-115
42.   R K Aher. Mycorrhizal fungal association in certain medicinal plants from Ahmednagar District, M S. Flora and Fauna 2017, 23 (1), 229-232 UGC Listed
43.   Cholake  J B  and R K Aher Marine ascomycetes fungi from Avicinnia marina of Goa. Flora and Fauna 2017, 23 (1) 171-173. UGC Listed
44.   Dhumal L K and R K Aher. Soil analysis for the cultivation of tomato from the selected localities of Parner Tehsil. Flora and Fauna 2017, 23 (1), 174-180. UGC Listed
45.   Ghogare  P B and R K Aher. Phytochemical analysis and evaluation of aerial part of the medicinal herb, Caralluma adscendus, Rox. Flora and Fauna 2017, 23 (1), 276-280. UGC Listed
46.   Cholake J. B and R K Aher. Ascomycetes from mangrove ecosystem of Wandoor- Andaman, India. Int, Jr. of Life Sciences 2017, 5 (4), 599-605 Peer Reviewed
47.   Cholake J B  and R K Aher. Mitosporic fungi from mangrove ecosysyem of Wandoor, Andaman, India. Int, Jr. of Life Sciences 2017, 5 (4), 606-612. Peer Reviewed
48.   R K Aher. Ecofriendly approach of arbuscualar mycorrhizal fungi on the growth of Zea maize. Bionano Frontier. 2017, 10 (1), 210-212
49.   R K Aher. Influence of groundnut to seed inoculation with AMF. Bionano Frontier, 2017, 10 (1), 1-3
50.   R K Aher. To determine the sensitivity of wheat to water stress and changes in yield of wheat.  Indo Asian res Jr. 2017, 3 (5), 1-4.
51.   S. L. Khapke Beneficial effects of mycorrhizal colonization for crop productivity under stress conditions. Indo Asian res Jr. 2016, V (III), 34-39 Peer Reviewed
52.   R K Aher. Sugar contents in healthy and affected leaves of Sorghum vulgare, L due to grain mould. InterJr. Of Eng applied Sci and Techno. 2016, 1 (12), 112-113. Peer Reviewed
53.   J B Cholake, A R Tuvar and R K Aher. Blue green algae from industrial waste contaminated soils of Ahmednagar district. Inter Jr of Res in Biosci, Agri and Technoy. 2016, 3 (1), 66-69. UGC Listed
54.   R K Aher. Tissue culture of Betula megrelica sp. For in vitro conservation. Speil, III 2016, (1), 15-22. Peer Reviewed
55.   R K Aher. Effect of fungicides and plant extracts against Alternaria solani causing blight of tomato. Speil, III 2016, (1), 34-37. Peer Reviewed
56.   J. B. Cholake And R. K. Aher. Mitosporic fungi from Rhizophora apiculata of Andaman Island (India) Speil, III 2016, (1), 23-26. Peer Reviewed
57.   L K Dhumal and R K Aher Occurrence and distribution of AMF from rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soil of selected localities of Parner tehsil. Inter Jr of Res in Biosci, Agri and Technoy. 2016, 3 (1), 3-5 Peer Reviewed
58.   Aher S.K., Dhawale V.P. and Baviskar P.S. Qualitative assessment of airborne Deuterospores over Pomogranate (Punica granatum L.) field Inter Jr of Life Sci. 2015, A3,18-20  
59.    Aher S.K. Weed diversity and their  ethnomedicinal uses in the Parner tahsil,  Dist. Ahmednagar, Maharashtra (India) Ind Jr of Fundamental and Appli Life Sci. 2015. 5 (4) 128-135
60.    Aher S.K. Biodiversity of weed species in crop fields of Parner tahsil from  Ahmednagar District (MS), India Inter Jrl of Plant Sci.   2015, 49 (4), 112-120
61.   S.K. Aher Floristic Diversity Assessment of Parner Tehsil, Dist. Ahmednagar Indi.Jr. of Appli & Pure Bio 2015, 30 (2), 123-130
62.   H T Mate, R K Aher P G Reddy and S E Saindanshiv. Growth response of groundnut (Arachis hypogea, L.) inoculated with mycorrhiza. Speil  2014, 3 (1), 30-31. Peer Reviewed
63.   R M Shaikh and R K Aher. Allelopathic effect of aqueous extract of Alternanthera sessilis L. on seed germination and seedling growth of Cicer arientum L. Speil  2014, 3 (1), 34-35. Peer Reviewed
64.   Khapake S L., R K Aher and B A Patil. Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on wheat ( Triticum aestivum) plants  under water stress conditions. Flora and Fauna. 2014, 20 (1), 254-257. Peer Reviewed
65.   Khapake SL ; R K Aher and  B A Patil. Effect of AMF on Triticum aestivum L.plants under water stress condition. Speil Darpan 2014, 3 (1), 42-46. Peer Reviewed
66.   Tuvar A R , Cholake J B and R K Aher. Mitospric marine fungi from Mangrove ecosystem of Baratang Andaman Island (Indi-II). Speil. 2014, 3 (1), 20-24. Peer Reviewed
67.   Deshmukh R N, Bhalerao A L, Aher R K & Kothekar V S Studies on nutritional importance in Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.)Dc. Bionano Frontier, 2013, 6 (2), 282-285
68.   Deshmukh R N, Bhalerao A L, Aher R K & Kothekar V S Low Trypsin Inhibitors and Chymotrypsin Inhibitors in Winged Bean Mutants Science Research Reporter, 2013, 3 (1), 69-73,%20No.%201%20April%202013/Bhalerao%2069-73.pdf
69.   R. N. Deshmukh Allelopathic effect of golden duranta on Raphanus sativus Linn. Flora and Fauna 2013, 19 (1), 153-157
70.   S.K. Aher Diversity and concentration of air borne fungi in the poultry shed environment. Advances in Plant Sciences 2013, 26 (1), 33-36
71.   S.K. Aher Grain storage: The role of fungi in biodeterioration Internat. Jr. of Plant Sciences 2013, 8 (2), 300-304  8_300-304-33.pdf (
72.   Dhawale V.P. Aher S.K. and Kulkarni S.D. Ground water quality assessment of drought prone area- A case study Intern. Jr. of Bio Phar and Allied Sci 2013,2 (11) 2157-2168 IJBPAS 2013 1602.pdf
73.   K.V. Sabale, S.K. Aher and B.A. Patil To study fungal diseases on fruits in    Ahmednagar market Flora and Fauna 2013, 19 (1) 132-135 Peer Reviewed
74.   A L Bhalerao, R N Deshmukh, R K Aher and V S Kothekar. Studies on nutritional improvement in Psophocarpus tetragonolobus  (L) DC. Bionano Frontier 2013, 6 (2), 1-5. UGC Listed
75.   Deshmukh R. N. Osmolyte accumulation in Sorghum bicolor under water stress. Bionano Frontier, 2012, 5 (2), 152-156
76.   Khapake S L ; R K Aher and  B A Patil. Occurrence and distribution of AMF from rhizosphere and non rhizosphere soil of Triticum aestivum, L. International Jr. of Bionano Frontier.  2012, 9,  246-247 UGC Listed
77.   H T Mate, R K Aher, P G reddy, R G Khose and S E Saindanshiv. Effect of VAM inoculation on chlorophyll content of groundnut (Arachis hypogea) Var. TAG-24. Flora and Fauna, 2012, 19 (1), 197-199. UGC Listed
78.   S R wagh, S N Pokale, R K Aher, T S Thopate and S L Khapake. Study of different ecological parameters of manmade reservoir from Parner Tahsil. Bionano Frontier, 2012, 9, 86-87. UGC Listed
79.   R K Aher, S L Khapake and S R Wagh. Effect of ecological factor on arbuscular mycorrhizal diversity, succession and colonization in Arachis hypogeal, L. Inter Jr. of Bionano Frontier.  2012, 9, 325-326. UGC Listed
80.   S L Khapake, R K Aher and BA Patil. Occurrence and distribution of AMF from rhizosphere and non rhizospher soil of Triticum aestivum, L. Inter Jr. of Bionano Frontier.  2012, 9, 246-247 UGC Listed
81.   Deshmukh R N, Aher R K, Bhalerao A L & Khapke S L Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi on growth of Helianthus annus L. Review of Research, 2011, 1 (3),  01-03
82.   Ravindra Deshmukh Impact of PEG induced water stress on seed germination physiology in some promising cultivars of Sorghum. Bionano Frontier, 2011, 4 (1), 152-154, Peer Reviewed
83.   R K Aher. Screening of efficient strains of mycorrhizal fungi for improving the growth and seed yield of important oil seed plants. Indian Streams Research Journal. 2011, 1 (3), 205-206. Peer Reviewed
84.   R K Aher. Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal association in some medicinal plants of Parner region of Ahmednagar district. Inter Jr. of Bionano Frontier. 2011, 364 (2), 335-340 UGC Listed
85.   R K Aher, S N Pokale and S R Wagh. Studies on biodiversity of certain medicinal plants of Ahmednagar region, M. S., India. Indian Streams Research Journal. 2011, 1 (6), 17739-178. Peer Reviewed
86.   Khapake S L, R K Aher and  B A Patil. Influence of VAM on the growth Parameters and chlorophyll content of Triticum aestivum, L. An Inter Jr of  Adv in Pl Sci 2011, 24 (2), 487-489 Peer Reviewed
87.   R K Aher. Association of AMF in Arachis hypogea, L. rhizosphere and its effect on growth. Flora and Fauna. 2010, 3, 5-6. UGC Listed
88.   Khapake SL and R K Aher. Effect of neem leaf extract on growth, characteristics and organic constituents of T. foenum. InterJrof Plant Sci. 2009, 4 (1), 221-223. UGC Listed
89.   R K Aher. Distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in groundnut, Arachis hypogea rhizosphere and its effect on growth. Flora and Fauna. 2009, 15 (1), 37-39. UGC Listed
90.   R K Aher and S L Khapake. Comparative study of chemical and biofertilizer on growth and yield of Trigonella foenumgraecum, L. InterJrof Plant Sci. 2009, 4 (1), 112-113. UGC Listed
91.   R K Aher. Effect of fungi on mycorrhizal colonization, growth and nutrition of Arachis hypogea. InterJrof Plant Sci. 2008, 4 (1), 245-247. UGC Listed
92.   Mali V.P., Aher S.K., Sonawane V.V. and Pande B.N. Relevance of rust spore load over bajra field Inter. Jr. of Plant Sciences. 2006, 1(2) 214-216 Peer Reviewed
93.   Mali, V.P., Aher S.K.  and Pande B.N. An impact of environmental parameters on atmospheric concentration of Cladosporium at Kada, District Beed Inter. Jr. of Plant Sciences   2006, 1(2) 244-245 Peer Reviewed
94.   Deshmukh R N, and K N. Dhumal Enzymatic studies in Sorghum cultivars under PEG induced water stress. Indian Journal of Plant Physiol, 2005, 10 (4), 349-353,
95.   R.K. Aher, S.K. Aher and B.A. Patil Comparative efficiency of different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal species on  Pennisetum typhodes Advances in Plant Sciences 2005, 18 (1), 79-80 Peer Reviewed
96.   R K Aher, G B Borkar and B K Auti. Seed borne fungi of Celastrus paniculatus and their control. An Inter Asian Jr of Micro, Biot and Envi Sci. 2005, 7 (1), 155-156. UGC Listed
97.   Deshmukh R N, Aher R K, Auti B K & Borkar G B Survey of medicinal plants from Parner (Ahmednagar district). Adv. in Plant Sci., 2004, 17 (1), 57-59
98.   Aher R K, B. K. Auti, R. N. Deshmukh, G. B. Borkar, S. K. Aher and S. L. Khapke Survey of medicinal plants from areas of Ahmednagar District (Maharashtra state). Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sci. 2004, 6 (1), 83-86  
99.   S.K.  Aher, R.K. Aher, B.A. Patil and B.N. Pande Aeromycological studies of warehouse at Ahmednagar Advances in Plant Sciences 2004, 17 (2) 579-585 Peer Reviewed
100.          S.K. Aher, M.C. Mahajan and B.N. Pande Prevalence of airborne fungi in the working library atmosphere Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sci. 2004, 6 (2) 245-247 Peer Reviewed
101.          S.K. Aher, S.V. Thite and B.N. Pande Aerobiology and epidemiology of certain diseases of groundnut   Internat. Jr. Curr. Sci.   2004, 59 (1), 229-232 Peer Reviewed
102.          R K Aher. Role of four VA mycorrhizal fungi on the growth, biomass production and root colonization of P. typhoides. An Inter. Asian Jr of Micro, Biotec and Env Sci. 2004, 6 (3), 435-436. UGC Listed
103.          S K Aher, R K Aher, S L Khapake and R N Deshmukh. Survey of fungal diseases of economically important crops from Ahmednagar district. An International Journal of Current Sciences. 2004, 5 (1), 72 1-724. UGC Listed
104.          Khapake S L ; S L Laware; R K Aher and K N Dhumal. Screening of drought stress tolerance in soybean (Glycine max L.) cultivars. An Inter. Asian Jr of Micro, Biotec and Env Sci. 2004, 6 (1), 57-60.
105.          R K Aher and L N Nair. Post infectional changes in sugar, organic acid and free amino acid contents of sorghum leaf anthracnose. Inter Jr Advan in Pl Sci. 2004, 17 (1), 85-88.   Peer Reviewed
106.          B K Auti, S D Pingale and R K Aher. Survey of weeds and their medicinal value from Shrirampur tahsil (MS). Inter Jr Advan in Pl Sci. 2004, 17 (2), 395-401. UGC Listed
107.          R K Aher. Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizae on the growth of P. typhoides An Inter. Asian Jr of Micro, Biotec and Env Sci. 2004, 6 (2), 188-189. Peer Reviewed
108.          A A Kulkarni, R K Aher and B M Gaykar. Study of seed born fungi of chilli and their control by different plant extracts and fungicides. Inter Jr of Curr Sci. 2004, 5 (2), 729-732 Peer Reviewed
109.          Aher R. K., L. N. Nair and S. L. Khapke Seed mycoflora of  Sorghum vulgare and their control Asian Jr. Microbio. Biotech. Env. Sci. 2003, 5 (2), 229-231
110.          S.K. Aher,  B.A. Patil and B.N. Pande Circadian perodicity curves of some  fungal spores over groundnut field Int. Jr. Mendel. 2003, 20 (1-2), 17-18 Peer Reviewed
111.          S.K.  Aher and B.N. Pande Aerobiological approach to pathogenic fungal spores  over groundnut field Eco. Env. & Cons. 2003, 10 (1) 57-59 Peer Reviewed
112.          R K Aher and L N Nair. Sugar, organic acid and amino acids in healthy and rust affected sorghum leaves. An Inter. Asian Jr. of Micro, Biot. And Env. Sci. 2003, 5 (4), 555-556. UGC Listed
113.          R K Aher, L N Nair and A. A. Kulkarni Effect of Glomus fasciculatum on seedling growth of Sorghum vulgare. Mycorrhiza News. 2003, 15 (2),12-13. Peer Reviewed
114.          R K Aher and L N Nair. Biochemical changes in sorghum due to Sphacelotheca sorghii. An Inter. Asian Jr of Micro, Biotec and Env. Sci. 2003, 5 (3), 401 -402. Peer Reviewed
115.          R K Aher. Mass multiplication of Glomus fasciculatum using different hosts. Mycorrhiza News. 2003, 15 (3),12-14. Peer Reviewed
116.          S.K Aher., S.V. Thite and B.N. Pande Fungal airspora of groundnut field Internat. Jr. Eco, Envt & Cons. 2002,8 (3) 283-288 Peer Reviewed
117.          M.B. Joshi,   S.K. Aher and B.N. Pande Circadian periodicity curves of some air   borne allergenic components Internat. Jr. Poll Res 2002, 21 (4), 507-509 Peer Reviewed
118.          Deshmukh R N, S. L. Laware and K N. Dhumal Metabolic alterations in Sorghum bicolor under water-stress. Jr. of Maha. Agri. Uni., 2001, 26 (1), 50-53.
Sr No Name of Techer Books Published Chapters Published
1.       Dr. Aher R.K. 08 04
2.                 Dr. Deshmukh R. N. 04 01
3.                 Dr. Aher S. K. 12 --
4.                 Dr. Khapke S. L. 02 --
Sr. No. Name of The Teacher Name of Project Amount Sanctioned Name of the Funding Agency Status
1. Dr. Rangnath Aher Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza and its effect on the growth of bajra. 40,000/- UGC Completed
2. Dr. Ravindra Deshmukh Physiological studies in some promising sorghum cultivars under water stress 45,000/- UGC Completed
3. Dr. Rangnath Aher Analysis of rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soil and its correlation with VAM. 45,000/- UGC Completed
4. Dr. Sahadeo Aher Study of physicochemical and biological characteristics of samples from forest and agricultural sector 40,000/- UGC Completed
5. Dr. Rangnath Aher Screening of efficient strains of mycorrhizal fungi for improving the productivity of oil yielding crop 2,00,000/- BCUD, Univ. of Pune. Completed
6. Dr. Ravindra Deshmukh Molecular and biochemical characterization of some cultivars of Sorghum bicolor under water stress. 2,00,000/ BCUD, Univ. of Pune. Completed
7. Dr. Sajan Khapke Biochemical characterization of some important medicinal plants of Parner Tahsil. 2,00,000/- BCUD, Univ. of Pune. Completed
8. Dr. Rangnath Aher VAM association in growth & yield of Arachis hypogea 65000   UGC Completed
9. Dr. S K Aher Study of biodiversity of Parner tahasil 135000 UGC Completed
10. Dr. Rangnath Aher Mycorhizal association in medicinal plants of certain areas of Maharashtra 180000 UGC Completed
11. DR. R. N. Deshmukh Allelopathic Effect of Alternanthera sessilis (L) R. Br. Ex DC on Pisum sativum Linn. 80,000 UGC, Completed
12. Dr. R. K. Aher Studies on AMF association in medicinal plants 1,80,000 UGC,   Completed
13. Dr. R. K. Aher Studies on mycorrhizal fungal association in certain medicinal plants and its photochemical screenings 2,50,000/- BCUD, S.P. Pune University, Completed
14. T. S. Chikane eFlora of Parner Tehsil 18,000/- College Research Grant Scheme Completed
15. B. A. Chaudhari QR Coding of Plants in Parner College Campus 16000/- College Research Grant Scheme In progress
16. T. S. Chikane Production of Bio-plastic from Cryptolepis bucchanani. 20,000/- College Research Grant Scheme In progress
Sr. No. Title of Activity Date
1. 6th  International Conference on “ Recent Trends In Life Sciences” (ICRTLS-2017) 29th -30th December 2017
2. Workshop On “Mushroom Cultivation” 16th February 2019
3. Workshop on Flower Bouquet Training” 08th February 2020
4.  National Webinar on “Career Opportunities in Plant Sciences” 12th February 2021
5. Gulvel (Tinospora cordifolia ) Sapling Propagation & Distribution 5th  April 2021
6. One Day Online Workshop on “ S.Y.B.Sc Botany Revised Syllabus” 08th August  2020
7.  Alumni Meet” 19th  August 2021
8.  Workshop on “Research Methodology” 26th  April 2022
9. Alumni Meet” 08th October 2022
Sr. No. Name of Alumni Current Place & Designation Achievements
1. Dr Suhas Shinde Donald Danforth, Plant Science Center, 975, N Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63132, USA Research Scientist
2. Dr. Abhay Salve Government College, Aurangabad Professor
3. Mr. Rajendra Borude Mauli High tech  Nursery and Tissue culture, Pune Director
4. Mr. Harish Davbhat Goregaon, Parner. Modern Farmer
5. Mr. Ramdas Ghavate & Mr Sunil Lamkhade Green Shine    Biotech  Pvt Ltd and High tech Nursery and Tissue culture,            Jawala, Parner Director
6. Dr. Shilpa Shitole, S. M. Joshi, College, Pune Asst Prof.
7. Dr Vaishali J. Khilari PVP College, Pravaranagar Asst Prof.
8. Mr. Yogesh Lamkade. Thane –City, Mahabharata Asst. Police Inspector
9. Adv. Ajay J. Khilari Shivajinagar Court , Pune. Advocate
10. Mrs. Sangita M.Dhawale of Science Jategaon , Pune Asst. Teacher,
11. Mrs.  Archana A. Aglave Rangadas S.V.M. Ane, Pune Asst. Teacher,
12. Mr. Dattatrya Ashok Bandal Shivbhumi Jr. College,Khed-Shivapur(Pune) Asst. Teacher SET Qualified
13. Mr. Sachin  Karkande, S.S.P.M Day Scool & Jr.College kenedy road Pune Asst. Teacher
14. Ms. Sunanda B. Pawar Secondary highschool, Karandi Sec. Teacher
15. Mr. Dhanaji  V. Lamkhade ICICI Bank Pune Manager
16. Mr. Ramesh Lamkhade Axis Bank, Ahmednagar Manager
17. Mr. Sandeep Bhanudas Gagare Lupin Ltd Tarapur Manager-Fermentation
18. Ms. Kalpana Shivaji Sawant Prof.Ramkrishna More College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Akurdi Assistant Professor, Rank Holder, NET Qualified
19. Mr. Yogiraj Zaware Sr. Member- EHS OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd. Supa MIDC Sr. Member
20. Mr.  Bhagavat Gosavi Junior College Teacher, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Mokhada, Palghar Asst. Teacher
21. Mr. Amol Babasaheb Khilari Nighoj,tal. Parner Asst. Teacher
22. Mr. Ravindra Pardhi Bandra, Mumbai. Asst. Teacher
23. Mr. Shriram Bhagat Business (Entrepreneur) Owner
24. Mr. Sandip Dinkar Agale Vidyadham jr. College of Science Shirur dist.Pune Asst. Teacher
25. Mr. Rahul Chandrakant Thange Samruddhi Agro & Services Owner
26. Ms. Gitanjali Rajendra Kakade Residential junior College, Shevgaon Asst. Teacher
27. Mr. Popat Rabhaji Walunj MCGM Junior Tree Officer
28. Mr. Shinde Vishwas Dnyandeo TATA Motors Pune Quality Control Officer
29. Mr. Nilesh Bhimaji Yewale Business Environmental Solutions
30. Mr. Somnath Shivaji Narsale Merchant  navy Ordinary Seaman
31. Mr. Satish Shinde TBM Bayer Crop Science Ltd. Sales Manager
32. Ms. Suvarna Shantaram Bhutare New English School and Junior College, Parner Asst. Teacher
33. Ms. Deepali Shelke New English School and Junior College, Parner Asst. Teacher
34. Mr. Ravindra N. Mandage Deejaay Minerals Pvt. Ltd, Chennai. Production Manager
35. Mr. Rushikesh P. Davakhar Indian post Postal Assistant  
36. Mr. Ramesh P. Zaware Shri Dhokeshwar Mahavidyalay, Takali Dhiokeshwar Asst. Professor
37. Mr. Tushar S. Chikane New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner. Asst. Professor
38. Ms. Rani F. Ranjane Mulanchi Shasakiy Niwasi Shala, Jamkhed Asst. Teacher
39. Ms. Sarika A. Dalavi Radhabai Kale Mahila Mahavidyalay, Ahmednagar Jr. College Teacher
40. Ms. Sharyu Manu Shatatara Public School, Parner Principal
41. Mr. Rutuj V. Parbat Insights Success Media & Tech. Pvt. Ltd. Pune Sales Manager
42. Mr. Babasaheb S. Thube Swami Vivekananda Academy, Uruli Kanchan, Pune Vice-Principal
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  2. Post Graduate Centre
  3. UGC Sanctioned Skill Based Certificate Course
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