Botany - Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala

chatteryellvilleBiotechnology

Feb 20, 2013 (4 years and 6 months ago)

183 views




Page
200


DEPARTMENT
OF
BOTANY

EVALUATIVE REPORT


1. Name

o
f

t
he

D
epa
rt
ment & its
Y
ear

o
f

E
s
t
a
b
li
s
hment

Botany



1986


2. Names

o
f

P
rogr
ammes

/

Co
u
r
s
es

o
f
f
e
r
ed

(
U
G,

P
G,

M
.
Ph
il,

P
h
.
D
.,

I
n
t
e
gr
a
t
e
d



M
a
s
t
e
r
s
;

I
n
t
e
gr
a
t
ed

P
h.
D
.,

e
t
c
.)

UG

Course


-
B.Sc (
B.Z.C
)

Certificate Course

:
Economic
Importance of Plants and Microbial Products.


3. Interdisciplinary

c
o
u
r
s
e
s
and depa
rt
ments

in
vo
l
v
ed







4
.
A
nnual/

s
eme
s
t
e
r/
c
h
o
i
c
e

b
a
s
ed

c
r
edit

s
y
s
t
em

Semester and Ch
o
i
c
e

B
a
s
ed C
r
edit

S
y
s
t
em


5.

Participation

o
f

t
he

d
e
pa
rt
ment

in

t
he

c
o
u
r
s
e
s

o
ff
e
r
ed

b
y

ot
her

dep
a
rt
men
t
s

The faculty

teach


1.


Environmental Studies


to
Second

D
egree
students of all programmes
.


6 .Num
b
er

o
f

t
eaching

p
o
s
t
s

s
an
c
t
i
o
ned

and

f
illed

(P
ro
f
e
s
s
or
s
/A
ss
o
c
ia
t
e

P
ro
f
e
ss
or
s
/A
ss
t
.

P
ro
f
e
ss
or
s
)




Sanctioned


Filled

A
ss
t
.

P
ro
f
e
ss
or
s


2



2



7. Faculty


p
ro
f
ile

w
i
t
h

name,

qual
i
f
i
c
a
t
i
o
n,

de
s
i
g
na
t
i
o
n, specialization


(D
.
S
c
.
/
D
.Li
tt
./

P
h.
D
.
/M
.
P
hil.,

e
t
c
.)


Name of the Faculty

Educational

q
ualifications

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years
of experience

Smt.V.Bhagya Lakshmi

M.Sc.,M.Phil

Asst.Professor

Plant Physiology

24 years

Smt.U.Suseela

M.Sc.,M.Phil

Asst.Professor

Plant Pathology

16 years



8
.
Percentage of c
lasses taken by temporary facul
ty
-

program
-

wise information

50%


9. Program wise student Teacher ratio

B.Sc(
BZ
C
)



44

:

1


10. Num
b
er

o
f

a
c
ademic

s
upp
or
t

s
t
a
f
f

(
t
e
c
hni
c
al) and

admini
s
tr
a
t
i
v
e

st
a
ff
;

s
an
c
t
i
o
ned

and

f
illed

Sanctioned: 1

Filled: 1

11. Num
b
er

o
f

f
a
c
ul
t
y

w
i
t
h

o
n
g
o
ing

p
ro
j
e
c
t
s

f
ro
m

a)

Na
t
i
o
nal

b
)

I
n
t
e
r
na
t
i
o
nal

f
unding a
g
en
c
ies


and

c )
T
ot
al

gr
an
t
s

r
e
c
ei
v
ed.

Mention Name of
funding agencies
and grants
received project
-
wise
:

The course is a self
-
financed course. Hence no agency funded projects are under
taken. But the
M
anagement funded project
s

on

Interdisciplinary courses

Departments involved

Medicinal Botany

Arts,
Commerce,
Physical &
Applied Sciences

Mushroom
Cultivation




Page
201




Azolla Cultivation and their use as Bio
-
fertilizer in collaboration with Regional
Research Centre (Central I
nstitute of Fresh Water Aqua Culture, Penamaluru was
undertaken in association with Microbiology Department.

o

Drip Irrigation



o

Semi
-
Arid Crops


o

Green House



o

Square Foot Garden



12.

D
epa
rt
men
t
al

p
ro
j
e
c
t
s

f
unded

b
y

D
S
T
-
FI
S
T,

D
BT,

IC
SS
R
,

e
t
c
.
;

tot
al

g
r
an
t
s

Received



Horticulture

funded by Department

of

Horticulture
, Vijayawada
.






Bonsai Plants and Maintenance

funded by Rotary Club of Vijayawada.



Model Organic farm
-

Sponsored by Prakash Bio
-
organic farm, Nuzivid.



Herbal Garden

funded by

the

Management
.



Compost pits

funded by

the

Management
.



“Preliminary Screening of some Medicinal plants for their combined antimicrobial

activity” (Botany and
Micro
-
biology).

13.

R
e
s
ea
r
c
h

f
a
c
ili
ty

Research facility is provided in the Library and departmental
Laboratory.

The
laboratory is
equipped with

1.

Laminar Air Flow System.

2.

Incubator.

3.

Spectrophoto meter.

4.

Hot air oven.


14. Publications:



Num
b
er
o
f pape
r
s pu
b
li
s
hed in peer
r
e
v
ie
w
ed
j
o
u
r
nals
(
n
a
t
i
o
nal

/in
t
e
r
na
t
i
o
nal)

Smt.V.Bhagya Lakshmi, H.O.D, Botany:



authored a Text Book of Botany on “
Plant Taxonomy, Embryology &
Utilization
o
f Plants
” published by Surya Publications, Vijayawada 2006.



published a paper on “Associated Mycoflora of Garlic Bulbs during storage” in
the International journal, Geo
-
Bios New R
eports
.



Mo
n
o
g
r
aphs
:

4



Booklet on Telugu translation of technical terms in Botany.



Tips on Square
-
Foot Gardening



Tips on Green House Maintenance



Drip
-
Irrigation
-
Best Management Practice


15.

D
e
t
ails

a
b
o
ut

P
a
t
en
t
s

a
nd

in
c
o
me

g
ene
r
a
t
ed

N
il


16.

Ar
eas

o
f

c
o
n
s
ul
t
an
c
y

and

in
c
o
me

g
ene
r
a
t
ed



The
faculty
are
consultant
s

to the
farmers of
Nuzivid,
Nutakki and Mang
alagiri for
grow
ing plantations

of
Banana, Coconut, Henna and
Jasmine
for
the last

six years.



B
y selling Horticultural
and
Floricultural Products
cultivated
on the campus
.



Smt. U.Suseela is a resource person
on
“Value of Bio diversity”
to the
students of
Ravi
n
dra Bharathi Public School.





Page
202


17.

F
a
c
ul
t
y

r
e
c
ha
rg
ing

st
r
a
t
e
g
ies:

Faculty recharge themselves by attending orientation programmes conducted by
other
universities, attending and presenting papers in State, National and International
Seminars, Symposia and Workshops.

Seminars attended:
17


Workshops: 1


18.

S
t
udent

p
ro
j
e
c
t
s:



P
e
r
c
en
t
a
g
e

o
f

s
t
uden
t
s

w
ho

ha
v
e

d
o
ne

in
-
h
o
u
s
e

p
ro
j
e
c
t
s including inter


departmental

1
0
0
%

of final year students undertake projects on current topics.



Pe
r
c
en
t
a
g
e

o
f

s
t
uden
t
s

d
o
ing

p
ro
j
e
c
t
s

in

collaboration with industries / institutes

25%

The department collaborate
s

with
Horticulture Department,
Ayurvedic College,

Vijayawada

and
Regional Research
Center

Central Institute of
Fresh Water
Aquaculture

, Penamaluru
, to conduct live projects.



19.

A
w
a
r
ds

/
r
e
c
og
ni
t
i
o
ns

r
e
c
ei
v
ed

at

t
he

n
a
t
i
o
n
al

and

in
t
e
r
na
t
i
o
nal

le
v
el

b
y



St
ude
nt
s
:

Miss
.
B. Vijaya Lakshmi and her team
and G. Ramya
and her team

presented
paper
s

on

“Phytoremediation”

and

“Golden Rice”

in a
seminar on
Modern Trends in
Applied Biology “Vruksha
-
09”
and secured

1
st

and
2
nd

prize
s.


20.

S
emina
r
s
/

Co
n
f
e
r
en
c
e
s
/
W
ork
s
h
o
ps

o
r
g
aniz
e
d

&

t
he

s
o
u
r
c
e

o
f

f
unding Na
t
i
o
nal/

I
n
t
e
r
na
t
i
o
nal) with details of outstanding pa
rt
i
c
ipan
t
s, if any.

Date

Name of the activity

Topic
/Exhibit
s

Name of the expert

12
-
02
-
2007

&

13
-
02
-
2007

Workshop

Molecular Biology
Techniques

Helini Biomolecules,
Chennai
.

30
-
06
-
2007

Demonstration
Programme

Planting of

New
Saplings, Weeding, and
Composting

A.Subba Rao, Executive
Engineer, A.P. Pollution
Control Board,
Vijayawada
.

30
-
11
-
2007

Science Exhibition

Food Web, Pond
E
co
S
ystem

and Medicinal
Plants

Bonsai plants
Xerophyes.

D.Raja Gopal Rao,
HOD, Botany,
P.B.S.College of Arts
and Science,
Vijayawada
.

1
-
09
-
2008

Mulika Pradarsana

Auyurvedic products

Ramji Technologies,
Kakinada

10
-
12
-
2009

Essay Writing
Competition

Energy Conservation in
Industrial and
Commercial Sector

NEDCAP, Vijayawada
.

17
-
7
-
2010

Inter
-

Collegiate
Elocution
“ Today’s
Environment is
passport to future”

Bio
-
Diversity and Its
Conservation


Regional Colleges

14
-
09
-
2011

&

15
-
09
-
2011

Science Quest


2011

Live Models and Poster
Presentations on Flora
of Medicinal Value

Students,

Regional level colleges
.




Page
203



21.

S
t
udent

p
ro
f
ile

c
o
u
r
s
e

w
i
s
e:


Na
m
e

o
f

t
he

C
o
u
r
s
e

(
r
e
f
er

que
s
t
i
o
n

n
o
.

2
)

A
pp
li
c
a
t
i
o
ns
r
e
c
e
i
v
e
d

S
e
l
e
c
t
e
d

Pass
percentage


B.Sc.(BZC)

56

48

60%


22.

D
i
v
e
r
s
i
t
y

o
f

S
t
uden
t
s


N
ame

of

t
h
e
Co
u
r
s
e

(refer
q
uest
io
n no. 2)

%

o
f
s
t
u
d
e
n
t
s
from

t
h
e
Co
ll
e
g
e

%

of

s
t
u
d
e
n
t
s
from

t
h
e

Other
Colleges

%

of

s
tu
d
e
nts

f
r
o
m
oth
e
r

S
t
a
t
e

%

of

s
tu
d
e
nts

f
r
o
m
the

oth
e
r

Countries

B. Sc (BZC)

30%

70%

-----

-----


23.
H
o
w

many

s
t
uden
t
s

h
a
v
e

c
lea
r
ed

Civil Services, Defense Services,
NET,

S
LET
,

GATE
and any
other competitive examinations?


10%
of the students appeared for competitive exams like Railway Recruitment,
APPSC, Group


II, III, IV
,

Bank Services
and
P.

Officers. etc.


24.
S
t
udent

p
rog
r
e
ss
i
o
n


S
t
udent

p
r
o
g
r
e
ss
i
o
n

%

U
G

t
o

P
G

5
0%

P
G

t
o

M
.
P
hil.

-

P
G

t
o

P
h.
D
.

-

P
h.
D
.

t
o

P
o
s
t
-
D
o
c
tor
al

-

Empl
oy
ed

C
ampus

s
el
e
c
t
i
o
n

Ot
her

t
han

c
ampus

r
e
c
r
ui
t
ment


1
0%

1
0%

Entrepreneurs

5
%


25.
D
i
v
e
r
s
i
t
y

o
f

s
t
a
f
f


Per
c
en
t
a
g
e

o
f

fa
c
u
lt
y

who

are

g
r
ad
u
a
t
es

o
f

t
he

s
ame

parent
u
ni
v
e
r
s
i
t
y

----

f
ro
m

ot
her

uni
v
e
r
s
i
t
ies

w
i
t
hin

t
he

S
t
a
t
e

----

f
ro
m

ot
her

uni
v
e
r
s
i
t
ies

f
ro
m

ot
her

S
t
a
t
es

100%



26. Num
b
er

o
f

f
a
c
ul
t
y

w
ho

w
e
r
e

a
w
a
r
ded

w
i
t
h

P
h.
D
.,

D
.
Sc
.

a
n
d

D
.
Li
tt
.

du
r
ing

t
h
e

Assessment

pe
r
i
o
d:



Nil








Page
204



27. Present details about infrastructural facilities

a)

Departmental Li
b
r
a
r
y

Books




:

2
00

Question Banks


:
6

e
-
materials



:
20

study materials


:
for all classes

in all papers
.

Lab manuals



:

10

b
)

I
n
t
e
r
net

f
a
c
ili
t
ies

f
o
r

s
t
a
f
f

and

s
t
uden
t
s



:

Net facility is provided
to

staff





and students
in the

department
.

c
)

T
ot
al

num
b
er

o
f

c
l
a
s
s

roo
ms



:

3

d)

C
la
s
s

roo
ms

w
i
t
h

I
C
T

f
a
c
ili
t
y



:

2

e) Students Laboratories




:

2
, a Botany Herbarium

and


M
useum.

f
)

R
e
s
ea
r
c
h

la
b
or
a
tor
i
e
s




:

Research
facility
provided in

the Library

and Lab
oratory.


28.

Num
b
er

o
f

s
t
uden
t
s

o
f

t
he

depa
r
t
ment
g
e
tt
i
n
g

f
inan
c
ial

a
ss
i
s
t
a
n
c
e

f
ro
m

Co
lle
g
e

5
0

students get financial assistance from Spoorthi Cell, Durga Priya, Poor students
F
und

and Siddhartha Foundation.


29. Was any need a
ss
e
s
s
ment e
x
e
r
c
i
s
e u
n
de
rt
a
k
en
b
e
f
or
e de
v
el
o
p
ment
o
f new

Program?

I
f

s
o
,

g
i
v
e

t
h
e

me
t
h
o
d
o
l
o
g
y
.

Faculty

update their knowledge by
interact
ing

with industrialists, academicians
and
farmers, scientists of the

fields
.

They also

discuss
in the Board of Studies
and
present
it
in
the
Academic Council.


30.

D
o
es

t
he

depa
rt
ment

ob
t
ain

f
eed
b
a
c
k

f
ro
m

a.

F
a
c
ul
ty
,

o
n

c
u
rr
i
c
ulum

as

w
ell as

t
ea
c
hin
g
-
le
a
r
nin
g
-
e
v
alua
t
i
o
n,

if

s
o
,

h
o
w

d
o
es
t
he

depa
rt
ment

u
t
ilize

i
t
?

Yes,
t
he department

obtains feedback from
the

faculty and the

visiting faculty

and
other experts
invited for
seminars,
workshops and guest
lectures.
Basing on the
feedback
changes are made

in
teaching
-
learning
-
evaluation
.


b.

S
t
uden
t
s
o
n
s
t
a
ff
,
c
u
rr
i
c
ulum as

w
ell
a
s
t
ea
c
hin
g
-
lea
r
nin
g
-
e
v
al
u
a
t
i
o
n

and

w
hat

is

t
he

r
e
s
p
o
n
s
e

o
f

t
he

depa
rt
ment

t
o

t
he

s
ame?

Feedback is taken from
students during every Semester and by considering
their suggestions
.

Applied Microbiology

has been included in the curriculum to meet
the
modern d
emands
.


c.

A
lumni

and

e
m
pl
oy
e
r
s

o
n

t
he

p
ro
g
r
ammes

and

w
hat

is

t
he

r
e
s
p
o
n
s
e

o
f

t
he

depa
rt
ment

t
o

t
he

s
ame?

Alumn
ae
,

employer
s
,

the
members of
Board
s

of Studies and Academic
Council express their views on teaching
-
learning
-
evaluation. The suggestions given
by them
are

taken into consideration.









Page
205



31. Li
s
t

t
he

di
s
t
in
g
ui
s
hed

A
lumni

o
f

t
he

depa
rt
ment
(
ma
x
imum

1
0)


S.No

Name

Designation

Place

1

V.Geetha

Research Scholar

Germany

2

K.Jahnavi

MS in Pharmacy

U.S.A

3

D.Saritha

Project
o
fficer

National Green Cor
ps
,
Hyderabad

4

J.
Durga Bhavani

Lecturer

Chaitanya Junior
College, Vijayawada

5

P.Durga Padmasri

Medical
Representative


6

Pavani

Lecturer

Chaitanya Junior
College

7

Rajeswari

Lecturer

Chaitanya Junior
College

8

U.Meenakshi

Medical
Transcriptio
nist

TRANSDYNE,
Vijayawada

9

Y.Samatha

Environmental
Engineer

Regional Municipal
Corporation
Administration,
Guntur

10

Sk.Salma

Biology Teacher

Delhi Public School,
Vijayawada


32. Give
d
e
t
ails
o
n

s
t
udent

en
r
i
c
hment

p
ro
g
r
ammes

(s
pe
c
ial

le
c
t
u
r
e
s
/
w
ork
s
h
o
ps

/
s
emina
r
)

w
i
t
h

e
xt
e
r
nal

e
x
pe
rt
s :


Date

Name of
the
activity

Topic

Name of the expert

30
-
06
-
2007

Special

Lecture

Role of Students in
Environmental Protection

A.

Subba Rao,

Executive
Engineer, A.P. Pollution Control
Board, V
JA.

13
-
08
-
2008

Special
Lecture

Prospects of Horticulture

A.Ram Mohan,
Department of
Horticulture
,

VJA.

25
-
07
-
2009

Special
Lecture

Medicinal Plants
-
Research
Update

Dr. Nishteswar, Prof
essor, Govt.
Ayurvedic College,
VJA.

11
-
09
-
2009

Special
Lecture

Home Remedies

Vaidya Sri Pammi
Satyanarayana, Haritha
Ayurveda Kendaram,
Vijayawada

06
-
07
-
2010

Special
lecture

Solid Waste Management
with reference to
Composting

C.Dutt, Convener, P.G.Centre
P.B.S.College of Arts and
Science,
VJA.

18
-
09
-
2010

Special
Lecture

Recent Advances in
Biotechnology

Prof.P.Prakash Babu,

Dept. of Biotech
nology,

Central University, H
YD
.




Page
206



33. List the teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes

In addition to the traditional chalk and talk method ICT based teaching, practical
orientation in labs, Power

point presentations, display of charts, live models, wall
magazines and arranging field trips (
Nurseries
,
Research centre
, D
olphin

Nature
Conservation

Society
) to have practical exposure
,
Projects, Surveys, Case Studies,
Biology Animations

are used.


34.
H
o
w d
o
es

t
he de
p
a
rt
ment en
s
u
r
e
t
hat
programme objectives are constantly met

and learning outcomes monitor
ed
?

Programme objectives are constantly met by upgrading the syllabus according to
present day need. Learning outcomes are monitored by conducting
classroom tests,
internal assessments and external evaluations. In addition to it assignments, project
works, group discussions, survey
s

on current issues are conducted.

35.

Highlight the p
a
rt
i
c
ipa
t
i
o
n

o
f

s
t
uden
t
s

and

f
a
c
ul
t
y

in

e
xt
en
s
i
o
n

a
c
t
i
v
i
t
ies:



Distributed pamphlets at Rythu Bazar on “
Aids Awareness


on
0
1
-
12
-
2006.



Students teach

few topics
in

B
iology
to the students of VII, VIII & IX classes at
Boyapati

Siva Ramakrishnaiah Municipal S
chool, Mogalraj Puram, Vijayawada
.




Created
awareness
to

the farmers of Nunna Village
on the use of Azolla as Bio
-
fertilizer in collaboration with department of Botany and supplied sample of
Azolla culture.

36.

Give d
e
t
ails

o
f

“Be
yo
nd

s
y
lla
b
us

s
c
h
o
la
r
ly

a
c
t
i
v
i
t
i
e
s


o
f

t
he

depa
rt
ment:

The department inaugurated
a club “
Flora
” with faculty and students of
Botany

as
members. The activities taken up by the club are




C
onducting a Live project on “Propagation of semi
-
arid crops”



Maintaining “Wall M
agazine
”.



Maintaining

Compost Pits
.



In association with department of Microbiology
M
ushroom cultivation is carried
out.



Drip irrigation technique was
introduced on the campus
.



Students are
given
train
ing

in pr
eparing

Bonsai.



Green House is maintain
ed

to
provide
shade

to

plants
.



P
lants

of Medicinal and
Horticultur
al

value
are maintained
on the campus.



Flora on the campus are identified and labeled.



Square Foot Garden is maintained on the roof of the college building in
association with the Department of Zoology.

O
ther
activities of the d
epartment are




Distribut
ed

seeds
of Kitchen Garden
to the housewives in and around
the coll
e
ge
.



Smt. V.Bhagya Lakshmi acted as Judge for the 36
th

Krishna District Science
Exhibition at Bishop Grassi High School

and Science Exhibition conducted

at

V.P.Siddhartha Public School
.

15
-
09
-
2011

Seminar

Transgenic organisms


扯潮b⁢ 湥?

m牯r⹓⹓a浢慳楶m⁒a漬⁄o灴⸠潦p
B楯iec桮潬hgyⰠ䅣harya
乡ga牪畮r 啮楶r牳楴y
.


-

-
㈰ㄱ

pe浩湡r

䵥摩捩湡氠噡汵攠l映f汯la
a湤⁆a畮a

B⹖⹓⹔⹓a椬⁍⹄⸠i牡汳la爠r楯i
m牯摵r瑳Ⱐ䝯t
.


-
M
P
-
㈰ㄲ

p灥c楡氠
iec瑵牥

C潮獥牶r瑩潮o
潦⁗a瑥t

䄮Aara⁐牡獡da⁒a漬o
ay⹄.牥c瑯爬t䝲潵湤⁗a瑥t
䑥灴⸬p
噊䄮




Page
207




Smt. V.Bhagya Lakshmi is a member Board of Studies at VSR & NVR College,
Tenali.



Smt U. Suseela, Convenor of Eco
-
club and contributed extensively for
it and

the
college was adjudged the Second Best Eco
-
Friendly College twic
e (2006 & 2007)
and as the First Best Eco
-
friendly College successively for four times
(2008,2009,2010 and 2011) by Acharya Nagarajuna University.



She also delivered a Radio talk on Eco
-
friendly activities of the college and
celebration of Ganesh Chaturdhi

in Eco
-
friendly manner.



A
cted as judge for district level quiz competition
JALAMBADI
held at A P
State Ground Water Department.


37. State whe
t
her

t
he

p
r
o
g
r
amme/

depa
rt
ment

is

a
cc
r
edi
t
ed/

gr
aded

b
y

ot
her

a
g
en
c
ies

Give details

Yes
.


1.

IQAC of
the
college
accredit
s

the department annually.


38.

D
e
t
ail

any

f
i
v
e

S
tr
en
g
t
h
s
,

Wea
k
ne
ss
e
s
,

O
pp
o
rt
uni
t
i
e
s

and

C
hallen
g
es

(S
W
OC
)

o
f

t
he

depa
rt
ment

Strengths:

1.

Well qualified and committed staff.

2.

Faculty

are the members of
various committees

and are actively involved

in
the work
.

3.

Well equipped laboratory.

Weaknesses:

1.

S
tudents
with poor academic
background
.

2.

Staff cannot avail FIP as they are un
-
aided
.

3.

Students prefer teaching in mother tongue.

Challenges :

1.

Teaching to the
students

of

poor academic background.

2.

Catering to first generation learners

and vernacular medium students
as the
best students are absorbed by professional colleges.

Opportunities:

1.

O
pportunity
to make
the
students

E
nvironment
C
onscious


and

E
nvironment
F
riendly

.

2.

Promoting women education.

3.

O
pportunity to
promote job
-
orientation in students
.


39.

F
u
t
u
r
e

plans of the department.

1.

To motivate students to
t
ake

up

more research project works.

2.

Improvement of qualification of faculty.

3.

Planning to expand
ornamental
nursery
.

4.


Soil
-
less culture of
leafy vegetables and herbs by using coco peat


is under
consideration.