Department of Botany

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Department of Botany was established in 1992.

Courses Offered

T.Y.B.Sc S.Y.B.Sc. pass with Botany subject 1 Year 120
M.Sc. T.Y. B.Sc. pass with Botany subject 2 Year 24
Ph.D. M.Sc. Botany,Environmental Science 3 to 5 Years 11
Certificate Course Student from any faculty 6 Months 30



1 Dr.R.K.Aher Principal M.Sc.Ph.D.
2 Dr.S.K.Aher Asso. Prof. M.Sc.Ph.D.
3 Dr.R.N.Deshmukh H.O.D. M.Sc.M.Phil.Ph.D.
4 Dr. S.L. Khapke Asst. Prof. M.Sc.M.Phil.Ph.D.
5 Prof Shaikh R.M. Asst. Prof. M.Sc.,B. Ed.
6 Prof Chikane T. S. Asst. Prof. M.Sc
7 Prof Jadhav M. A. Asst. Prof. M.Sc.,B. Ed.
8 Prof Chaudhari B. A. Asst. Prof. M.Sc.
9 Prof Sawant K. S. Asst. Prof. M.Sc., NET
10 Prof Salave A. S. Asst. Prof. M.Sc., NET
11 Prof Dhumane R. A. Asst. Prof. M.Sc.


Sr.No Departmental Highlights
1. Good results
2. Highly qualified staff
3. Good research culture
4. Unique cactus garden
5. Sufficient infra structure
6. Post graduate Department
7. UGC sanctioned certificate course
8. DST-FIST Sponsored Department
9. Well equipped research laboratory
10. Research Center Recognition by SPPU, Pune
11. MOU with Microbiologist Society of India
12. Published Proceeding of Research Guidance for Young Researchers (RGYR).
13. Published instant notes on Nursery Management and Horticultural Practices.


Sr.No Project Investigator Project Title Amount Sanctioned Funding agency, Fund received Status of Project
1. Dr. R. K. Aher Post Graduate e Pathshala in Pharmaceutical Science 1,12,00,000 UGC, 15,000/- Ongoing
2. Dr. R. N. Deshmukh Allelopathic Effect of Alternanthera sessilis (L) R. Br. Ex DC on Pisum sativum Linn. 80,000 UGC, 45,000/- Completed
3. Dr. R. K. Aher Studies on AMF association in medicinal plants 1,80,000 UGC,1,80,000 Completed
4. Dr. R. K. Aher Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza and its effect on the growth of bajara 40,000 40,000 Completed
5. Dr. S. K. Aher Study of Biodiversity of Parner Tahasil. 1,35,000 UGC, 1,35,000 Completed
6. 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, Sanctioned
7. Dr. S. K. Aher To study effect of industrialization on ground water quality 1,60,000/- BCUD, S.P. Pune University, Sanctioned
8. All Botany Faculty Survey of Medicinal Plants of Parner Tahasil Departmental Budget - Completed


Sr.No. Name of Faculty Total Publication
1. Dr. R.K. Aher 28
2. Dr. S. K. Aher 17
3. Dr. R. N. Deshmukh 08
4. Dr. S. L. Khapke 09
5. R. M. Shaikh 02
6. K. S. Sawant 01

Sr.No. Books Published
1. Reference Books: 06
2. Text Book: 08

Sr.No National Seminar and Workshop Organized
1. National Seminar organized on ‘Research Guidance for Young Researchers’ (RGYR-2012) on 20th to 22nd December 2012
2. S. Y. B. Sc. Botany Syllabus framing workshop was organized by department 20th Dec 2013.

Sr.No Faculty Achievements:
1. Dr. R. K. Aher:
Best Reviewer of the year 2015 in IICBE.
University Best Teacher Award of SPPU.
Best Research Paper Award, 2015. International conference on Biotechnology for better tomorrow, USA. Proceeding.
Best Reviewer of the year 2015 in International Institute of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Malaysia.
M. Phil and Ph. D. Guide of SP Pune University
2. Dr. R. N. Deshmukh:
M. Phil and Ph. D. Guide of SP Pune University
3. Dr. S. K. Aher:
Worked as Executive Editor- International Journal of Plant Sciences.
M. Phil Guide of SP Pune University


Sr.No Activities
1. Savitribai Phule Pune University Sanctioned Recognition for Research Laboratory to Department of Botany.
2. Government of Maharashtra and Savitribai Phule Pune University given permission for M. Sc. Botany from 2016-017.
3. Dr. Ravindra Deshmukh and Dr. S. L. Khapke completed 3rd Summer School at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on 11th to 31st May 2013.
4. Dr. R. K. Aher completed Special winter school at BAMU, Aurangabad on 3rd to 24th November 2014.
5. Dr. S. K. Aher, Dr. R. K. Aher, Dr. R. N. Deshmukh and Dr. A. P. Parale wrote the books for B. sc. Students
6. Department of Botany has developed Cactus Garden in college campus
7. Ph. D. student were registered in Botany Research Center.
8. Dr. S. L. Khapke awarded Ph. D. degree by Savitribai Phule Pune University on 21st July 2016.
9. Dr. R. K. Aher awarded fellow of International Society of Science and Technology.
10. Dr. R. K. Aher awarded best oral paper presentation award in International Conference held at Tampa, Florida, USA during 29th to 31st October 2015. He has also delivered an Invited talk on Recent Trends in Agricultural Biotechnology: Global Scenario for this conference.
11. Dr. R. K. Aher selected as a Best Reviewer for International Institute of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Malaysia 2015.
12. Guest lecture organization of eminent personalities.
13. Departmental Library
14. Articles Published in Daily News Papers
15. Seminars for students
16. Educational tour