Botany

The department of Botany began its journey as a general course under the University of Calcutta from 1997, with one full-time teacher, two part timers and one laboratory-bearer. In 2002, Honours course was opened after minimum requisite infrastructure was built up and more teachers were posted. Ninety per cent students obtained first class in the very first batch. At present the department along with all other departments of the college is under the West Bengal State University. The number of teaching posts is eight and non-teaching is two. All six teachers of the department have research experience with twenty seven publications in the last five years. Two UGC minor research projects are running in the department. There is a well-stocked Seminar Library with 500 books. There is internet facility and one UGC-sponsored SMART class room, equipped with portable projector, PEN display and Sound system. Two students of 2014-15 are rank holders in B.Sc. Botany Honours examination of WBSU.

Santanu Saha Associate Professor,HOD M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D. profilebutton
Benudhar Mandal Associate Professor M.Sc., profilebutton
Bharati Mukhopadhyay Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. profilebutton
Kajari Lahiri Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. profilebutton
Ashoke Bhattacharya Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. profilebutton
Mousumi Mukhopadhyay Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. profilebutton
Kaushik Majumder Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. profilebutton
Subhadipa Sengupta Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. profilebutton
Activities of the Department of Botany

Regular excursions and field trips are organized by the department. Students maintain the cleanliness of the department and organize several programmes like Fresher’s welcome, Farewell, Teachers’ Day. A wall magazine is exhibited by the students. Seminars, invited lectures are arranged by the department from time to time. A medicinal garden Parasar is maintained in the college campus. Briksharopan is also organized annually. The department of Botany is a well nit department with good student teacher ratio and an aura of academics.

Events Organised by the Department of Botany

Seminar /Invited Lecture Topic Level Funding Agency Date Collaboration
Plant Science Research in Human Welfare National UGC 11 and 12.01.2012 Botanical Survey of India & Ministry of Environment & Forests
Scope of Palaeobotany and Palynology State BNC 30.01.16

Excursion Activities

Year Date of Excursion Place of Excursion
2015 16.11.15 to 21.11.15 Sillarigaon and adjoining areas, Darjeeling, West Bengal
26.03.15 A J C B Indian Botanic Garden Shibpur
2014 19.12.14 to 21.12.14 Sunderbans, N 24 Parganas
09.12.14 Garchumukh, Hooghly
25.03.14 Mushroom Cultivation Centre & Medicinal Garden, Narendrapur, RKM
21.03.14 A J C B Indian Botanic Garden Shibpur
2013 25.12.13 to 30.12.13 Nainital
04.09.13 A J C B Indian Botanic Garden Shibpur
08.04.13
2012 27.11.12 to 03.12.12 Darjeeling
18.04.12 A J C B Indian Botanic Garden Shibpur
2011 06.09.11 to 08.09.11 Digha
2010 08.11.10 to 17.11.10 Harshil & Garhwal Himalayas

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility [ISR] and Extension activities a) In different activities of NSS b) Medicinal Garden “Parasar” maintained by the department c) Nature Club of the College “Prakriti Porichoy” under the aegis of WWF coordinated by one of the faculty d) Students actively participate in all departmental and college activities with keen interest in Botany, Nature and Environment

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Name

Year of graduation

Present position

Sayan Dev Dutta

2015

Ranked 2nd in WBSU. Doing M.Sc. in Kalyani University
Anish Gupta

2015

Ranked 3rd in WBSU. Doing M.Sc. in Central University of Punjab
Ekta Bhattacharya

2011

Pursuing Ph.D. at Calcutta University
Tatasi Roy

2009

Pursuing Ph.D. at Visva Bharati
Partha Karak

2009

Pursuing Ph.D. at Visva Bharati
Sougata Roy

2008

Technical Assistant, Food Corporation of India, GOI
Ayan Maitra

2008

Administrative Officer National Insurance Co. Ltd. GOI
Aditi Ghosh

2008

Technical Assistant, Food Corporation of India, GOI
Jayottam Ganguly

2008

Forest Ranger Govt. of West Bengal
Nairanjana Bera

2008

Technical Assistant, Food Corporation of India, GOI
Sukanya Dey Saha

2008

Customer Relation Asst. SBI Kolkata
Dyutiparna Chakraborty

2007

Research Scholar BSI Howrah
Shreya Sengupta

2007

Research Scholar BSI Howrah
Ritwik Acharya

2007

Lecturer, HMM College for Women
Saberi Majumder

2007

Asst Teacher Khardah Sibnath High School
Susmita Saha (Basu)

2007

Part-time Lecturer Gobordanga College
Amrita Paul

2007

Service in Oracle
Deblina Ray

2005

Service in Axis Bank
Mouli Ghosh Dastidar

2005

Postdoc research at University of Heidelberg, Germany
Tushar Saha

2005

Research Scholar at University of California, Riverside, USA