Department of Botany

Department of BOTANY

  1. Name of the Department & its year of establishment - BOTANY, 1986
  2. Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters; Integrated Ph.D., etc.) - UG
  3. Interdisciplinary courses and departments involved – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, GENNERIC ELECTIVE IN BOTANY.
  4. Annual/ semester/choice based credit system - CBCS
  5. Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments –
  6. Number of teaching posts sanctioned and filled (Professors/Associate Professors/ Asst. Professors)
    Associate Professors 02 Nil
    Asst Professors 04 03
  8. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization, (D.Sc./D.Litt. /Ph.D. / M. Phil. etc.,)
  9. Name Qualification Designation Specialization No. of Years of Experience No.of Ph.D. students
    guided for the last 4 years
    Dr. M. Mohapatro M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D, FICER Lect Environmental study 29
    Dr. R.N Padhi M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D, PGDST Lect Eco-Physiology & Micro-Biology 24
    Sri D.N Das M.Sc Lect. Plant-Physiology & Biochem 24
    Sri D.K Patra M.Sc, Ph.D cont. Lect. Bio-chemistry & Molecular Biology 1
  10. Percentage of classes taken by temporary faculty – programme-wise information - NA
  11. Programme-wise Student Teacher Ratio – 65 : 01
  12. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned and filled - 00
  13. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding agencies and c) Total grants received. Mention names of funding agencies and grants received project-wise. - NIL
  14. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; DBT, ICSSR, etc.; total grants received - NIL
  15. Research facility / centre with - NO
    • state recognition
    • national recognition
    • international recognition
  16. Publications: - NO
    • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national / international) –
    • Monographs
    • Chapter(s) in Books
    • Editing Books -
    • Books with ISBN numbers with details of publishers
    • number listed in International Database (For e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database - International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc.)
    • Citation Index – range / average
    • SNIP
    • SJR
    • Impact factor – range / average
    • h-index
  17. Details of patents and income generated - NO
  18. Areas of consultancy and income generated - NO
  19. Faculty recharging strategies – Refresher/Orientation
  20. Refresher Course attended by the Members of the Department:-

    Name 1st R.C 2nd R.C 3rd R.C 4th R.C
    Dr. M Mohapatro Berhampur University 1995 Berhampur University 2004 Sambalpur University 2012 Sambalpur University 2013
    Dr. R.N Padhi Utkal University 2007 Sambalpur University 2010 Utkal University 2013
    Sri D.N.Das
    Sri D.K Patra

    Orientation Programme attended by the members of the Department :-

    Name 1st O.P. 2nd O.P. 3rd O.P. 4th O.P.
    Dr. M Mohapatro JNU, New Delhi 1996
    Dr. R.N Padhi Banaras Hindu University 1998
    Sri D.N.Das
    Sri D.K Patra
  21. Student projects
    • prcentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter-departmental
    • All final Degree students are bound for in house project under guidance of faculty members.
    • percentage of students doing projects in collaboration with industries / institutes – Nil
  22. Awards / recognitions received at the national and international level by
    • Faculty - Nil
    • Doctoral / post doctoral fellows - 01
    • Students - Nil
  23. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding (national /international) with details of outstanding participants, if any. – No
  24. Student profile course-wise:
  25. Name of the Course
    (refer question no. 2)
    Selected Pass percentage
    Male Female Male Female
    2012-13 225 07 08 90% 90%
    2013-14 382 08 08 88% 90%
    2014-15 656 02 18 Cont. Cont.
    2015-16 701 18 11 Cont. Cont.
    2016-17 1050 14 12 Cont. Cont.
  26. Diversity of Students
  27. Name of the Course
    (refer question no. 2)
    % of students
    from the college
    % of students
    from the state
    % of students
    from other States
    % of students
    from other countries
    U.G 60% 100% Nil Nil
  28. How many students have cleared Civil Services, Defense Services, NET, SLET, GATE and any other competitive examinations? -
  29. Student progression
  30. Student progression Percentage against enrolled
    UG to PG 25%
    PG to M.Phil.
    PG to Ph.D.
    Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral
    • Campus selection
    • Other than campus recruitment

    • 5%
    • 35%
    Entrepreneurs 10%
  31. Diversity of staff
  32. Percentage of faculty who are graduates
    Of the same parent university Nil
    From other universities within the state 66%
    From other universities from other states 33%
  33. Number of faculty who were awarded Ph.D., D.Sc. and D.Litt. during the assessment period. – Nil
  34. Present details about infrastructural facilities
    1. Library – Library seminar lib.- No of books – 300
    2. Gen library or common ref: - 350
    3. Internet facilities for staff and students -Yes
    4. Total number of class rooms – 3(Arts)
    5. Class rooms with ICT facility - 1(Common)
    6. Students’ laboratories - 02
    7. Research laboratories - Nil
  35. Number of students of the department getting financial assistance from College. – PBF 10%
  36. Was any need assessment exercise undertaken before the development of new program(s)? If so, give the methodology. - NA
  37. Does the department obtain feedback from
    1. faculty on curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation? If yes, how does the department utilize it?
      • Yes. The Department obtained feedback from faculty on curriculum during board of studies meeting and incorporates the necessary changes in curriculum.
    2. students on staff, curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation and what is the response of the department to the same?
      • Students feedback is obtained from drop box duly acknowledged
    3. Alumni and employers on the programmes and what is the response of the department to the same?
      • Weightage given on alumni & employers feedback on curriculum designing & teaching learning process.
  38. List the distinguished alumni of the department (maximum 10)
    1. Dr.Rabindra Nath Padhi, Botany, Nimapara(A) college
    2. Mr. Jyotiranjan Mishra, OAS Govt (Pvt Secratery) BBSR
    3. Dr. subhasis Bal , Jr Scientist, (Rice Breeding), New Delhi
    4. Dr. Nihar Ranjan Biswal, Lect., Sundargarh
    5. Mr Priyabrat Mohapatra, Lecture, Bhubaneswar
    6. Mr. Mrulalakanti Biswal, Botany, Balighai college, Balighai
    7. Mrs. Nibedita Nayak, Botany, Mangala Mahavidyalaya, Kakatpur
    8. Mrs. Rajalaxmi Mohapatra, Lect. in Botany, Balanga College,Balanga
    9. Banani Mohapatra, Demo. In Botany
    10. Sangeeta Samantaray, Demo. In Botany
  39. Give details of student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) with external experts.
      Extra classes are organized for slow learners.
      Seminar and project work is taken for 6thsem students.
  40. List the teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes.
    1. Traditional Classroom teaching
    2. L.C.D Projector teaching.
    3. Practional Demonstration/Teaching.
  41. How does the department ensure that programme objectives are constantly met and learning outcomes monitored?
    • Departmental meeting is organized once a month to review the programme objectives and learning outcome.
      Class room tests of the students are regularly made. Students also participate quiz competitions made on their lessons.
      Lesson plan and progress is review in each month end by H.O.D of department.
      The time to time academic progress is review by principal in H.O.D’s meeting.
      Every end semester exam results are analyzed vividly.
      Doubt classes are arranged for slow learners.
  42. Highlight the participation of students and faculty in extension activities.

  43. Students of the Department join Youth Red Cross, NCC and NSS units of the college as Volunteers and participate in the extension activities like organizing Blood Donation Camp, Adults literacy camps and Environment awareness camp . Student also undertake field study tour to gather first hand knowledge on the local flora and ecological aspects every year.
  44. Give details of “beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department.
    • In House Seminar, U.G.C sponsored seminar through external resource person.
    • Motivating students for research work & guiding them for different entrance test.
    • Organizing Quiz, Essay, Debate competition on various topics of science and Zoology in particular
    • Active participation by the students in various academic & Co-curricular activities such as publication of wall magazine, celebration of Teachers day, welcome cum orientation programme & farewell ceremony, departmental picnic, Excursion and study tour & arrangement of talks by invited faculties, Observation of Saraswati & ganesh puja, Christmass, ID etc.
  45. State whether the programme/ department is accredited/ graded by other agencies. Give details. - NO
  46. Detail any five Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) of the department
  47. Strength :

    • Highly qualified and experienced teaching faculty and technical staffs.
    • Highly disciplined and talented students
    • Good relation between staff and student.

    Weakness :

    • Restricted autonomy in developing need base curriculum.
    • Frequent transfer of faculty by the Govt.
    • Students from rural background with low socio-economic and educational status.
    • Restricted funds.

    Opportunity :

    • Seminar library
    • Reading room facility
    • Internet facility
    • PPT Presentation of Seminars by the students through LCD projector.

    Challenges :

    • To enhance the interest of students in higher study.
    • To ensure the facility of research work.
    • To make smart class room .
    • To make multi user internet facility and to enhance strength of study room as well as seminar library.
  48. Future plans of the department. – To undertake PG course and self-finance course.