Botany

1.

Faculty Profile – adequacy and competency of faculty

Total faculty

:

04

Faculty holding Ph. D.

:

01

Faculty holding M. Phil

:

00

Faculty holding M. Sc.

:

00

 

 

 

1) Prof. K.J. Mehta (Administrative Head of Botany Department)

 

 

Qualification: M. Sc., Ph.D. F.N.A.Sc
Ph.D Guide in botany.

 

 

Experience: 21 years

 

 

Specialization: Echology & Ethnobotany

 

 

Author of Three books and ten articles (in Gujarati) and eight research papers

3.

(a)

Changes made in the courses or programmes during the past two years and the contribution of the faculty to those changes

 

In the academic years 2010-11 and 2011-12 in F.Y. B.Sc. and S.Y. B.Sc. respectively.

 

5.

Learning Resources of the departments  – library, computers, laboratories and other resources

 

1.

Departmental Library

:

95 Books
02 Periodicals

2.

Computer

:

02

3.

Laboratories

:

01

4.

Others

:

 

 

Charts

:

210

 

Models

:

08

 

Interactive Smart Board

:

01

 

LCD Projector

:

01

 

Slide Projector

:

 

OHP

:

 

Digital TV Microscope

:

01

6.

Modern teaching methods practiced and use of ICT in teaching-learning

 

Yes, some topics of the syllabus are presented/ explained through Interactive board, LCD projector, charts, models, T.V. and Internet etc. 

7.

Participation of teachers in academic and personal counseling of students:

 

Yes, we participate in counseling the students for their academic as well as personal problems. E.g. poor performance in exam, sickness, getting of rank etc. We are getting good response from the students.

8.

Details of faculty development programmes and teachers who have been benefited during the past two years:

 

The name of faculty who participates in the different development programmes are as follows:

Dr. K. J. Mehta

:

Refresher course in Herbal Technology at M.S. University, Baroda

 

:

As a Referee of Science fair at district level

 

9.

Participation/ Contribution of teachers to the academic activities including teaching consultancy and research:

 

Most of the faculties of this department contribute in the diversify area such as ‘Vidya Vistar’, cultural activity, research etc.

10.

Collaboration with other departments/ institution at the State, National and International levels, and their out comes during the past two years:

 

National Level: Dr. K. J. Mehta is working as interview committee member of Jawahar Navoday Vidyalay, Kharedi, Dahod.
Faculty members are in touch with Botany department of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and department of Life Sciences, Bhavanagar University.

11.

Priority areas for Research and details of the ongoing projects, important and noteworthy publications of the faculty, during past two years: Ecology, Biodiversity and Ethnobotany

 

One minor project on Ethnobotany is complited  by UGC(WRO) by Dr. K. J. Mehta.

12.

Placement record of the past students and contribution of the department to aid students placement:

 

Approximately 20 to 25 students got the Master degree of Botany and appointed as a Science teacher and in Govt. sectors.