Department of Botany

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
  • Department of Botany at GGDSD College was established in 1979 with the introduction of Prep and Pre-Medical Classes
  • It was elevated to UG Course in 1984
  • Add-on Course in Environmental Auditing was introduced in 2002 under career oriented scheme of UGC, which successfully continued till 2015
  • Presently Semester system is being followed, which was introduced from the session 2014-15 by Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • Faculty of the department is also involved in teaching of B. Voc (Agri-Business and Agrarian Entrepreneurship) since the session 2015-16
  • The faculty is highly qualified and actively engaged in academics as well as research in diverse fields of Botany
  • The Department has a vision to become a center for excellence in academics and research so as to generate well trained man power
  • It aims to utilize Botany for the benefit of mankind and follow multi-disciplinary research strategy
  • The Department is actively engaged in imparting Environment awareness through “Haritima” – Environment Society of the College
  • The environment Society was set up in 2003 and is run successfully by Botany Department.
  • The society has been enrolled with Chandigarh Administration as a member under the scheme “Institutional support and Public participation”.
  • In Collaboration with Botany Department, Various programmes and activities are organized ever year.
Courses Offered by the Department

For the Undergraduate Degree Course in B.Sc (General) with Botany as one of the electives, the students can choose from a wide range of combinations offered by Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Combinations run in the college include:

  • Botany, Chemistry, Zoology
  • Botany, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Botany, Chemistry, Biotechnology
  • Botany, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry
  • Botany, Chemistry, Industrial Microbiology

(Admission criteria: Centralized admissions on Merit basis)

The departmental faculty is also involved in teaching various subjects in Skill-based B.Voc. Courses

FACULTY
Name & Email Teaching Exp. No. of Publications with ISSN number No. of Books with ISBN number Oral/ poster presentation Conferences/ seminar attended Workshop attended Refresher/
Orientation courses /FDP attended
Area of Specialization
Dr. Jasveen Dua
jasveen.dua@ggdsd.ac.in
23 2 2 Chapters 8 25 10 OC -1
RC-2
STP -3
FDP -1
Plant tissue Culture & Environental Toxicology
Dr. Supriya Vaid

supriya.vaid@ggdsd.ac.in
11 14 02 Chapters 08 30 08 FDP-1 Eco-Physiology
Dr. Anuprabha
anuprabha@ggdsd.ac.in
2 3 14 16 5 Plant tissue Culture
Dr. Shivani Saini
shivani.saini@ggdsd.ac.in
1 4 2 chapters 6 8 4 Plant Physiology & Plant Biotechnology
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Singh
pradeep.kumar@ggdsd.ac.in
5 22 3 books
8 chapters
13 13 1 Mycology & Plant & Pathology
LIST OF ONGOING/COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS BY THE FACULTY
Name of the PI/ Co-PI Title of the Project Duration Date of Completion Funding Agency
Dr. Jasveen Dua “Screening and characterization of Poly-hydroxyalkanoate (PHA) producing bacteria from diverse habitats in Chandigarh”s 1 yr. 2013 DST, Chandigarh
Dr. Jasveen Dua “Isolation, screening and production of mannanase from bacterial isolates for biotechnology application” 2 yrs 2010 UGC, New Delhi
Dr. Jasveen Dua “Environment Awareness campaign, NEAC” 1 yr 2008 MoEF, New Delhi
Dr. Jasveen Dua “Tissue culture and biochemical studies in different species of Chlorophytum borivillianum” 2 yrs 2008 UGC, New Delhi
Dr. Jasveen Dua “Microbial and biochemical studies of different Waters including sewage water( containing Industrial Effluent) in and around Chandigarh with the Focus on Plant Growth” 1 yr 2006 DST, Chandigarh
AWARDS RECEIVED BY FACULTY

Dr. Priyanka Mahajan selected for Women’s Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Life Sciences by UGC in 2017.

Dr. Anuprabha

  • 2 nd Prize for poster presentation in Conference on “Advances in Orchid Biology with Focus on Climate Change, Medicinal and Floricultural Plants, & Sustainable Economic Utilization” at Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, Andhra Pradesh (2016)
  • 3 rd Prize in poster presentation in National Symposium on Gene Conservation of Medicinal and Horticultural Orchids of The North Eastern Region and Their Sustainable Use through Community Participation at ORDC, Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Sylvan/FEEDS campus, Hengbung, Manipur. (April, 2014)
  • 2 nd Prize for poster presentation in National Conference on Orchids: Conservation, Improvement and Sustainable Development & Orchid Show at Kerala Agricultural
INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Well equipped Spacious Botany Labs – 2
  • Herbarium and Eco-Museum – 2
    • Museum displays rare exhibits of specimens, fossils, Models, Medicinal Plants. Economic Botany wing is very rich with unique collection. Fossils of different ages are displayed beautifully. Origin of life is shown with the help of Models. Collection of exhibits by students is a special attraction. Recently, permanent herbarium has been added in the Museum.
  • HOD Room – 1
  • Store -1
  • Well established Botanical Garden.
  • Beautiful Green House rich in ornamental Plants.
  • Departmental Library.
EQUIPMENTS
  • Autoclave
  • BOD Incubator
  • Centrifuge machine
  • Colorimeter
  • Dissolved Oxygen Apparatus
  • Environmental chamber
  • Flame photometer
  • Kjeldhal Apparatus
  • Microtome
  • Microscopes(Compound, Dissecting, Stereomicroscope)
  • Oven
  • pH meter
  • Refrigerators
  • Soil analysis kit
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Altimeter
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Carbon Dioxide Generator
  • Distillation Apparatus
  • Electrical Balance
  • Fume hood
  • Microscopes (Trinocular, Binocular,)
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Phototropic chamber
  • Plant tissue culture chamber
  • Seed germinator
  • Shaker VDRL
  • Water bath
  • Water Purification System
  • Water bath shaker
  • Van Mahotsava on 18 th August, 2017
  • Cleanliness drive–‘Swacchta hi Sewa’ was initiated by members of College Environmental Society on 26 th September, 2017
  • Harit Diwali celebration was held on 14 th October 2017 and activities like poster making, slogan writing and Diya painting were conducted
  • Workshop on “Plant Tissue Culture” by Prof. Promila Pathak (Botany Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh)
  • Field activity on 24 th August, 2016 – To study plant biodiversity growing on college campus
  • ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ – 1 st September to 15 th September, 2016
  • Teacher’s day celebrations on 5 th September, 2016
  • Demonstrative activity on recycling waste on 10 th September, 2016
  • “Save Nature for Future-A Green Hope” on 26 th September, 2015
  • Visit to Herbarium, Green House, Cactus House, Botanical garden on 15 th November, 2016
  • Educational Visit to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on 3 rd September, 2014
  • Van Mahotsava on 30 th September, 2014
  • Van Mahotsava on 30 th September, 2014
  • Visit to Verka Milk Plant, Mohali on 27 th November, 2014
  • Workshop on “Bio-fertilizers and their role in Sustainable Agriculture” on 29 th November, 2014 by Prof. Neera Garg (Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh)
  • Essay Writing Competition on 16 th February, 2015
  • Van – Mahotsava on August 15, 2013
  • Slogan Writing and Best out of Waste on 13 th November, 2013
  • Educational Visit to FRI, Dehradun on 22 nd November, 2013
  • Workshopon “Collection and Preservation of Permanent Herbarium” on 28 th November, 2013 by Sh. Gurdev Singh (Botany Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh)
  • Visit to Agrodutch Mushroom Cultivation and Export Industry, P.N. Mehra Botanical Garden, Panjab University, Cactus House and Green House on January 30, 2014
  • Workshop on “Technique of Microtomy” on 8 th February, 2014 by Sh. Sham sunder, Senior Technician, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • One day Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Plant Sciences” on 8 th February, 2014
  • Essay Writing Competition on 20 th March, 2014
  • Best out of waste on 20 th Septemer, 2016
  • Lecture on “Emerging Trends in Nano-sensing Technologies in Crop Protection” on 5 th – 6 th October, 2012
  • National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal and Kalpana Chawla Planetorium, Kurukshatra on 7 th November, 2012
  • Lecture on Perspectives in Environmental Nanotechnology on 22 nd November, 2012
  • Workshop on “Electron Microscopy & Microtomy” by Sh. M. L Sharma (Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory, Panjab University, Chandigarh) on 7 th February, 2011
  • Visit to Pushpa Gujaral Science City, Kapurthala on 5 th November, 2011
  • Lecture on Genetically Modified Crops on 14 th January, 2012
  • Invited Lecture by Prof. Daizy Batish from Botany Department, Panjab University on ‘Biodiversity and its sustainability’ on 22 nd September, 2016
  • Intra-College Competitions as a part of National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) on 5 th November, 2016
    • Poster making Competition
    • Essay Writing Competition
  • Visit to Sarangpur Botanical Garden on 9 th January, 2017
  • Tree Plantation Drive on 10 th January, 2017
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