Highlights of the Department
- Regular Seminars and Group Discussions are held to enhance communication skills.
- Academic evaluation of students by Terminal Examinations.
- Monitoring of the student’s experimental skills by assignments.
- Exposure trips to Industries and Research institutions, places of Botanical Interests.
- Well equipped laboratories with advanced facilities.
- Active participation in co-curricular and extra curricular activities.
- Undergraduate Research under college with potential for Excellence and Basic Scientific Research scheme of UGC.
- Departmental library with the recent edition of books and journals for reference.
An interdepartmental workshop on “Exploring the World of Hydroponics” was organized by the department of Botany, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous) on 14.03.2023. Md Jawaid Alam, Coordinator, Nature Club of India was the Resource Person. Botany students and the first-year students of Zoology, Microbiology, Physics and Chemistry attended the workshop. A welcome address was given by Head of the department, Dr Pinky Prasad. Md Alam explained different ways of soil-less gardening through demonstrations and emphasized on its importance. During the workshop, the participants had the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities. More than 200 attendees had a comprehensive understanding of hydroponics and the skills needed to set up their own hydroponic garden. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Anjana Verma, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany.
Department of Botany conducted a Poster making competition on the theme “Women and Glass Ceiling” on 13.03.2023 on the occasion of International Women’s Day Festival, ‘Ojaswini 2.0’ organized by Patna Women’s College (Autonomous). The students of Semester I and Semester II participated in the event. Dr Pinky Prasad, Head of the Department along with Dr Hena Naz, faculty of the department selected the three best posters to be displayed on Women’s Day celebration.
The Departments of Botany and Biotechnology, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous) organized Millets as Prebiotics: A Cooking Competition under the aegis of Vigyan Utsav-2023 on the theme “Make it a Millety Feast” on 27.02.2023 from 12:30 pm onwards.
The judges for this event were Mr. Nishit Kumar Sinha, Food and Beverage Manager, Hotel Maurya, Patna, Dr Khushboo Fatema, Senior Consultant Dietitian, Nectar Multi Specialty Hospital, Patna, and Dr Sunita Kumari, Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science, Patna Women’s College.
Altogether 23 groups of students of different streams from Patna Women’s College and other colleges participated in the event. It was an incredible cooking competition that displayed the creativity, skill and talent of the contestants.
Dr Sister M. Rashmi A.C., Principal, Patna Women’s College interacted with the participants and enquired about the ingredients and preparation of their food items. All the judges praised the participants for their effort. Overall, it was a very nice culinary experience.
VALUE BASED PERSONALITY CLASS
Value based personality class was organized by Department of Botany on the theme “Act of Inspiration”, for Semester IV on 16th of February 2023 from 1.25 pm onwards. It was facilitated by Dr. Anjana Verma. A short video was shown to the students based on this theme. There are no words to express the feelings of Joyfulness in giving. It matters a lot and can change the thought process of a person if this is done by a poor and handicapped. Inspiration comes from the act of gesture. The story shows positive impact of an incident which has changed the life of someone who started begging for his survival.
Value based class
Date:- 20th of February ,2023
Time:- 10:10 a.m. onwards
The value based class on 20th of February was conducted by Dr. Hena Naz. In this class we saw a short video about how hard work always pays off. Some people who have everything still choose not to work but those who lack facilities or who are disabled still they try hard to work and live their life independently. I know we’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true–hard work pays off.
If we decide to work hard we can achieve anything in any field. It’s just a mindset that we can’t do anything. Everyone should work hard to live their life in a respectful manner where they don’t have to depend on others for bare minimum. The most important thing in life is will power. It’s rightly said that human beings are not disabled with body but they are with mind. If we make up our mind we can do anything.
The Department of Botany conducted a value based personality class for the students of Semester II on 09/02/2023. A Short video was played and based on the content of the video, the students were asked to write an appropriate title for the video and what message they learnt. ‘Realisation’, ‘Never give up’, ‘Always look at the bright side of life’, ‘ Where there is a will, there is a way’ ‘Working hands are always better than begging hands’ were some of the titles that were suggested by the students. The students felt that strong determination, consistent effort and hard work is the key to lead a respectful life. The session was facilitated by Dr. Pinky Prasad, Assistant professor & Head, Department of Botany.
The Department of Botany, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous) organized a Speech Contest in an offline mode on 31.01.2023 from 10:00 am onwards. 10 students from Sem II, IV and VI participated. Ms Moon, Head, Department of Statistics and Dr. Sumeet Ranjan, Asst. Professor, Department of Zoology were the Judges. Dr. Pinky Prasad, Head, Department of Botany welcomed the judges. Shreya Suman of Sem IV secured 1st position, Annupriya Prasad of Sem II 2nd position and Bushra Ashraf of Sem VI got 3rd position. Vandana Kumari of Sem II received Consolation prize. Dr. Shilpi Kiran, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany facilitated the event.
VALUE BASED EDUCATION
Value based personality class was organized by Department of Botany on the theme “Are parent assets or liabilities”, for Semester IV on 18th of January 2023 from 1.25 pm onwards. It was facilitated by Dr. Anjana Verma. Daughter/ son-in-law lacks the string of bonding to their in-law parents, due to which unknowingly they hurt the sentiment of their life partner. Moral value needs to be inculcated among new generation in order to remove the loopholes in behavior which becomes cause of conflict/ punishment. Views and ideas were shared with students after showing a short video. Theme was well explained and will certainly develop a positive attitude towards in-laws. Parents of both the life-partners should be assets and not liabilities.
VALUE BASED PERSONALITY CLASS
Value based personality class was organized by Department of Botany on the theme “Confidence, Overconfidence & Delusion”, for Semester VI on 29th November 2022 from 3.00 pm. It was facilitated by Dr. Anjana Verma. To develop an individual’s personality, confidence is definitely required. There is a thin line of demarcation between confidence, overconfidence and delusion. Unknowingly, good and meritorious students face their future problems either in deciding or following a path for carrier fails to attain their goal. They should clearly judge themselves and indulge in preparation with full confidence but not in delusion or in overconfidence. A short video was shown and interactive session was carried on to understand these terms clearly. Be confident but never be in delusion.
The Department of Botany conducted an online value based personality class themed ” Parents are our blessings” for the students of Semester VI, on 21/01/2023 .A Short video was played, based on the content , the students were asked to share their thoughts on their responsibilities towards their parent. Most of the students had the opinion that their parents are the blessings to them and also one should never differentiate between their parents and parent in laws. One should always be kind hearted towards their father and mother. It was a very interactive session fecilitated by Dr. Urvashi Sinha, Assistant professor, Department of Botany.
The Department of Botany conducted an online value based personality class themed Key to success in life for the students of Semester I, on 30/11/2022 .A Short video was played and based on the content of the video, the students were asked what they think is the secret for becoming successful . 90 percent students said strong determination, consistent effort and hard work is the key to success., Some had the opinion that believing in oneself is must for being successful. All unanimously agreed that one should always act with wisdom and compassion in all the efforts that one makes in life It was a very interactive session fecilitated by Dr. Urvashi Sinha, Assistant professor, Department Botany
An online Guest Lecture on the topic “ Opportunities and Scope of Biological Sciences in India and Abroad” was organized on 11/11/22 by the Department of Botany in collaboration with Mother Veronica Excellence & Innovation Centre (MVEIC), under the aegis of Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), Ministry of Education, Government of India.
Dr. Irfan Ahmad Ghazi, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, was the Guest speaker of the event. He spoke in detail about the various opportunities and scope of biological sciences in different sectors like agriculture, pharmacy , arm forces , food Industries and medical sciences. He also gave valuable informations regarding the important exams like GRE, TOEFL, GMAT and other exams that a student has to clear for taking admission in foreign universities. It was an interactive session that started with the welcome address by Dr. Pinky Prasad, Head, Department of Botany. Dr. Urvashi Sinha proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Hena Naz moderated the session.The entire event was coordinated by Dr Piyush Kumar Rai, Dr. Anjana Verma and Dr. Shilpi Kiran. 142 participants from various departments actively participated in the event.
For spreading awareness on intellectual property to have more conducive environment of innovation and creativity among the students, an online Guest Lecture on the topic “ IPR awareness programme” under the National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM), Ministry of Commerce and Industry , Government of India, was organized on 11/10/22 by the Department of Botany in collaboration with Mother Veronica Excellence & Innovation Centre (MVEIC), under the aegis of Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), Ministry of Education Government of India.
Shri Surjit Paul, officer of NIPAM and examiner of patent and designs Electrical group, IPO Delhi, Government of India , was the Guest speaker of the event. In his deliberation he emphasized on the importance and benefit of IPR as a significant tool in offering security for the creations which are open in the public and which can be easily replicated by anyone. He spoke in detail about the process of registration for patent, design, trademark and copyright.
The programme started with the welcome address by Dr. Aprajita Krishna, Dean, faculty of Science, Patna Women’s College. She gave an informative insight into the IPR awareness mission started as a part of Government’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav . Dr. Pinky Prasad, Head Department of Botany , proposed the vote of thanks . The entire event was coordinated by Dr Piyush Kumar Rai and Dr. Rohit Singh. Moderation was done by Dr. Urvashi Sinha. It was an interactive session with 221 participants joing the event. Dr. Hena Naz, Dr. Anjana Verma and Dr. Shilpi Kiran of Department of Botany actively contributed for the success of the event.
The Department of Botany conducted an online value based personality class themed Why communication with parent is important for youth for the students of Semester III, on 30/09/2022 .A Short video was played and based on the content of the video, the students were asked whether they trust their parents for communicating everything that happens in their life or not. 90 percent students answered in yes, 10 percent said not always. Some had the opinion that parents alwys think good for them but their decisions are not always right for them. All unanimously agreed that they should always talk to their parents first for any problem that they face, should never hide anything from them. It was a very interactive session felicitated by Dr. Urvashi Sinha, Assistant professor, Department Botany
Report on Seed ball Dispersal drive Organised by Department of Botany
To plant a seed is to believe in tomorrow.
Today, on 29th of September, Department of Botany, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous, has organized seed balls dispersal drive in collaboration with Bhumi NGO, Chapter Patna under think green project – “seed the future campaign”. Seed balls are marble-sized balls of clay, earth, humus or compost, and seeds. Seed bombing is a plantation technique of introducing more trees to land by throwing or dropping the seed balls. Seed balls help increase green space and seed balls can work well anywhere with a rainy season. Today 8 volunteers participated in the drive, and dispersed 12,285 seed balls near Danapur and Marine drive. With their enthusiasm and hard-work they proved that future is in their hand, we just need to plant a right seed.
REPORT ON THE VALUE BASED CLASS
Topic: Family bonding and trust
Time : 10:00 – 11:05 AM
Name of Teacher: Dr. Hena Naz
In today’s time, when there is a huge crisis of moral values in society, value-based Personality class proves out to be the solution. Through value-based Personality class , we can develop the students into people with strong character and values who know how to utilize their knowledge to connect with the family.
Value-based Personality is essential to develop students and help them lifelong in many ways. It teaches them the best way to live that can be beneficial to individuals as well as the people around them in their family. Value based Personality class also helps It helps them to understand the perspective of life in a better way and lead a successful life, It also helps students to develop a strong relationship with family and friends. It develops the character and personality of the students. Value based Personality class develops a positive view of life in the student’s mind and bring trust among each and every one in their relationship.
In conclusion, family bonding is the most powerful weapon through which we can change the world and, trust has the power to change the world.
REPORT OF VALUE BASED EDUCATION CLASS
Department of Botany conducted Value based personality class at 9.15 am on 27th September 2022 for Semester I.
To enhance inner strength and to inculcate values, a short video was shown to them. It was based on a father’s expectation from a college girl. Generally being true is a habit which is to be developed among growing students. Beside studies they have their priorities either to maintain friend circle or feel free to grow. They generally ignore their parents and try to hide things. Gradually they start to live in a paradise where no one can invade, even parents become intruder. This is need of the hour to expose them towards the mis-happenings. Parents by knowing the facts will always take care and protect them. A short interactive session was conducted based on the message hidden in this video which has happened on the Father’s Day. Facilitator for this Value based education class was Dr Anjana Verma, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany.
On 20/09/22, the Department of Botany, organized an Inter- Departmental Workshop on “Seed Ball making and Dispersal” in collaboration with Bhumi NGO, Chapter Patna under Think Green project – “Seed the future campaign”. The resourse person Ms. Sujata Kumari , along with the student volunteers Ms Anushree and Ms. Mansi demonstrated the method of making the seed balls. Also called Seed bombs,are marble-sized balls of clay, earth, humus or compost, and seeds. Seed bombing is a plantation technique of introducing more trees to land by throwing or dropping the seed balls. Seed balls help increase green space and seed balls can work well anywhere during the rainy season. Total 177 students of Botany, and other departments participated in the workshop to learn the technique of making the seed balls. More than 5000 seeds from the college premises were collected by the students and about 7000 seeds were provided to them from outside campus . Total 12,285 seed balls were made by the participants in a day today. Students later pledged to safeguard the environment by thinking green. The faculty members present were Dr. Urvashi Sinha, Dr. Anjana Verma, Dr. Shilpi Kiran, Dr. Piyush Kumar Rai and Dr. Hena Naz.The event was a huge success.
The Department of Botany organized interdepartmental Quiz Competition to celebrate World Ozone Day on 16/09/22. The theme for the year 2022 is Montreal Protocol@35: global cooperation protecting life on earth. This day serves as an opportunity for people to focus on global issues. For creating attention and awareness towards its significance OZONIFIED'22 an Online Quiz Competition was organized where B.Sc and M.Sc students of Science stream participated including Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology and Mathematics departments. Apart from Science stream students of Commerce, Arts (English, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, History), BMC and BCA enthusiastically participated. Altogether there were 160 responses from different streams.
Departments of Botany and Biotechnology jointly conducted Discussion on ‘Nursery creation & Tree plantation’ under JAL-JEEVAN-HARIYALI mission of Govt. of Bihar on 06.09.2022 at 11:00 am in Conference Room. Dr Pinky Prasad, Head, Department of Botany, Patna Women’s College shared a powepoint presentation emphasising the multifaceted environmental benefits of tree plantation. Dr Nivedita Priyadarshni, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Patna Women’s College, highlighted the importance of water conservation in her presentation. Dr Arti Kumari, Head, Department of Biotechnology, Patna Women’s College, talked about the mission of Jal Jeevan Hariyali initiated by the Govt. of Bihar. All the faculty members of both the departments were present. Around 86 students comprising of Botany Sem I, Sem II and Biotechnology PG Sem I attended the event.
The Department of Botany, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous)celebrated Fresher’s Day programme for Semester I students on 29.08.22. The programme started with a Prayer dance by Manisha.The Head of the Department of Botany, Dr. Pinky Prasad, welcomed the guests, Cultural Committee members Dr.Sister Celine Crasta A. C., Head, Department of History, Mr. Adweetyia Sinha, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Simpi Kumari, Student Cabinet. In her address she called upon the freshers to imbibe the core values of the college in their life. A welcome song was presented by Richa and group. The cultural programme included a mesmerizing group dance by Kajal and group, solo dance by Anupriya and Anushka. Wasma recited a poem written by herself. Suhasi and Aarya presented a melodious song together. The programme ended with a grand finale. The cultural committee member Dr. Sister Celine Crasta A. C. appreciated and applauded the participants for their effort and enthusiasm. She congratulated the department for puting a well managed, well choreographed program. The program was anchored by Aleena and Fareeza, who also proposed the vote of thanks. Guests were presented with a plant sapling as a token of respect and gratitude. All the teachers and non teaching staff were present in the event . The programme was supervised by Dr. Urvashi Sinha, Dr. Hena Naz and Dr. Shilpi Kiran.
The Department of Botany organized Nukkad Natak on the theme `` Hum Bhi Pahredaar`` on 11/08/22 to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav . Students of Semester III and V performed to create awareness towards various social evils like child marriage, girl child education, sexual harassment of women and girls. They also showed the role of youth today in safe guarding the country's independance.
Department of Botany, Patna Women’s College organized a guest lecture on the topic “Role of Food Safety and Uses of Rapid Testing Kits in Food Microbiology” on 29.07.2022 on Zoom Platform at 3:30 PM. Students of semester III and V alongwith faculty members of department attended the session.The resource person for this event was Ms. Sonika Kumari, Assistant Director (Technical), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The welcome address was given by Dr. Pinky Prasad, Head, Department of Botany. The resource person gave a presentation on FSSAI, its role, establishment and headquaters and wide network of referral laboratories. She also gave a brief overview of Rapid analytical kits of Food Testing (RAFT) and its advantages. Lecture was followed by an interactive session where the students posed their queries. The session ended with votes of thanks proposed by Ms. Bushra Asraf and the whole session was moderated by Ms. Sweta Raj, students of Sem V.
Value Based Personality class
B.Sc. Botany Hons.
Sem V (2020-23)
The Department of Botany organized a value-based personality class on 26.07.2022 for B.Sc. Botany semester V students . The class was facilitated by Dr. Shilpi Kiran, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Botany. A video was shown themed on Happiness is Helping Others. Living is not just about self-love but about caring for others too.This brings us pure joy and happiness which money can’t buy. The class ended with an interactive session where students shared the values they received from the video shown and also shared their personal experiences that gave them happiness while helping others.
Short Report on the value based Personality class.
Topic : Talent Development
Date : 23 July 2022
Time : 9: 15 – 10:00 am
Platform: LMS ( ZOOM)
Name of Teacher : Dr.Piyush Kumar Rai
A Value based Personality class on 23/07/2022 for B.Sc Botany semester III students at 9:15am . The world need ideas and innovation to make progress against the many problems weface . Creative and talented people that can contribute to this important work are everywhere, but the opportunity to develop is limited to only a small number of well all the entire worldpopulation are missing out on the creativity and innovations that would enrich our worldandhelp us move forward. Talent Development is a set of integrated organizational HR processesdesigned to attract , develop , motivate , and retain productive , engaged employees . Thegoal
of Talent development is to create a high – performance, sustainable organization that meet itsstrategic and operational goal and objectives.
1st June to 30th June 2022
Students of Semester II & IV of Botany Honours, were allowed to go for Hands on Training at various centres. This was planned in order to give an exposure to different laboratories specifically working in the field of microbial, Horticulture & Agriculture, which will ultimately shape their thought in future Research work. After training they have not only enhanced their skills but have been acquainted with recent trends and practices. About 40 students went for training programs at different research centres. 14 students went to attend 5-day Training program conducted by Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida. This was titled as “Employability and Skill Development Workshop”, in which laboratory practices and Instrumentation of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry & Microbiology were taught. 12 students completed one month training at Mahavir Cancer Sansthan & Research Centre, which was on molecular and microbial techniques. 4 students went to Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Patna for one month training program, which was related to crop improvement practices of this region. Some other research centres where one/two students went are Amplipath Diagnostic Centre, Sparsh Hospital, ICMR-RMRIMS, Patna Dairy Project (Sudha), Renaissance Biotech Private Ltd. Overall topic of their training was molecular and microbial techniques. All of them got their Certificates after successful completion and each of them will submit hardcopy of their project report on Hand-on Training separately to the Department.
The Department of Botany conducted an online value based personality class themed “Disability does not mean inabilty” for the students of Semester II, on 08/06/2022 at 9:30 am. A Short video on the life of Nick Vujicic , born without limbs, a famous motivational speaker of the world who has inspired millons of people around the world with his humor and faith, was played. Students were asked to comment on their responsibilities towards disable people in the society. The class was falicitated by Dr. Urvashi Sinha.t
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY QUIZ COMPETITION 2022
To increase the awareness about the environment, the Department of Botany organized an
online inter-departmental Quiz Competition on the Occasion of World Environmental Day on 5th
June 2022. More than eighty students of Semester II and Semester V of the various departments
of Patna Women’s College, Autonomous participated in the Quiz Competition.
WINNERS OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY QUIZ COMPETITION 5th JUNE 2022 :
The value based class, held on June 2, 2022 at 12:00 noon onwards, was conducted by Dr. Hena Naz . The video shown in this class was about a boy named Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs. He had to face so many difficulties and embarrassment . So he decided to end his life but later he realised that life is precious and his parents care so much for him. Through his life we understand that will power and determination are the two most important things in life because through will power and his hard work he is now a successful motivational speaker. He can do anything like a normal person. He plays golf, volleyball,does swimming and many other activities.
This rightly said that human beings are not disabled with body but they are with mind. If we make up our mind we can do anything.
HANDS – ON TRANING AT RAJENDRA MEMORIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , PATNA (RMRI)
Time: 09:30am – 4:00pm
No. of Beneficiaries: 31(Semester II)
Teacher in charge: Dr. Urvashi Sinha and Dr. Piyush Kumar Rai.
Department of Botany organized a Hands on Training on instrumentation at Rajendra memorial research institute of medical science (RMRI) Patna for the students of Semester II. Advance instruments like PCR, Gel Electrophoresis, SDS page, Nano Spectrophotometer and Fluorimeter were effectively demonstrated. Students also had an opportunity to visit the Tissue Culture Lab where they got to operate inverted microscope, Fluorescent Microscope and Dark phase Microscope .Working principle and handling of all these instruments were effectively shared by the experts.
VALUE BASED PERSONALITY CLASS
Value based personality class was organized by Department of Botany on the theme “Save The Earth”, for Semester IV on 30th April 2022 from 3.00 pm. It was facilitated by Dr. Anjana Verma. Our planet faces the interconnected crises of rapid climate change and biodiversity loss. New science shows a clear path to prevent irreversible damage to the lands and waters that sustain us all. A future in which people and nature thrive together, so what can we do to slow down Global warming and protect our environment. A short video, which was a silhouette performance based on this theme was shown to the students. It has very nicely depicted the importance of trees and the impact of losing a tree. Even what tree feels when it is being cut. The only solution to save our planet is to keep our environment green. “One Man One Tree”, and save the green plants can do much in this direction. We must join together and put all our efforts to make this vision “Save The Earth” a reality. A small interactive session was conducted to know the efforts being taken by students. Students of Botany can implement this more efficiently.
Short Report on Value based Personality class
Topic – Save Tree Save Earth
Date – 23/04/2022
Time – 3:30 – 4:30pm
Platform- LMS ( ZOOM)
Name of Teacher – Dr. Piyush Kumar Rai
A Value based Personality class on 23/04/2022 for B.Sc Botany semester VI students at 3:30 pm . Save Tree Save Earth – Tree are the backbone of our planet Earth . Tree are like the lungs of the earth . They are assets that keep our mother Earth healthy . Tree play a significant role in our existence . They consume carbon dioxide and provide us with fresh oxygen to breathe . We get medicine , timber , wood , gum , Fibre, rubber , latex , and so many other things from trees . They offer shadow and shelter not only to human , but also give habitat to wildlife . Taking action towards saving trees is not something we would mearly do to save them , but to protect our lives . Save trees , save lives.
The Department of Botany organized an online fun and interactive session with the Alumni students on 23/04/2022 at 3:30 pm on Zoom platform. Invitation and the joining link was sent through mail and whatsapp. The event started with a short prayer video played to invoke Gods’ blessings . Head of the Department of Botany, Dr. Pinky Prasad welcomed the participants which was followed by a welcome song prepared by the students of Semester IV. A solo dance was also performed by Sheetal Puri of Semester IV. All the alumnus introduced themselves and shared their experiences of their stay in the college campus. They also expressed their gratitude to our institution and to all the faculty members of the department for shaping their future so well. Priyanka a 2013 batch student spoke about her journey of being a first year B.Sc. student to becoming a NET qualified research scholar pursuing her doctorate degree from Central University of Gujrat. She also guided students on how to prepare of NET exam. Shivangi Jaiswal and Sadqua a 2016 batch graduate , presently working as research associate, shared their knowledge of different colleges and University of South India, to which students can do their post graduations from. Many students were interested to know the scope of Botany as a subject in pharmacy. Shanaya Singh Kaushik, a 2018 pass out shared the information on common entrance test of Delhi University. She is presently doing M.Sc from D.U. Kazal and Shweta , an alumnus , working as teachers in prestigious schools after doing B.Ed and Pallavi and Kaishiki, Bank managers working in private banks, also shared their experiences and information to the students who were inquisitive to know the challenges they faced in different competitive exams they appeared for. The interaction was also fun filled as they were given some interesting riddles to solve .
The event was moderated by Bushra of semester IV and the vote of thanks was proposed by Kriti from Semester II . All the faculty members and all the students of Botany core course participated in the event. The technical support was provided by Dr. Urvashi Sinha who wished the alumni all the success and bright future ahead. The enthusiasm and zeal of the participants made the event a huge success.
An online Guest Lecture was organized by the department of Botany on the topic “Nutrition and Family Health ” on 16.04.2022 from 3:30 pm onwards. Dr Swati Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, IGIMS, Patna was the Resource Person. Over 100 students from different streams attended the lecture. The event started with the welcome speech by Dr Pinky Prasad, Head of the department. Dr Singh highlighted the importance of nutrition at different stages of life including infant, adolescent and during pregnancy and lactation. At the end, the students put forth their questions and got their queries and doubts cleared. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Anjana Verma. Dr Piyush Kumar was the moderator of the event.
The Department of Botany organized a value based personality class on 30.03.2022 for B.Sc. Botany semester IV students . The class was facilitated by Dr. Shilpi Kiran. A video was shown themed on important values of human that included good health, love and compassion for oneself and others, the power of gratitute, honesty and integrity.
The session ended with students’ responses regarding the values they received from this video.
The Department of Botany conducted value based personality class on 25.01.2022 for B.Sc. Botany semester III students at 12:00 pm. The class was facilitated by Dr. Shilpi Kiran on Zoom platform. A video was shown in which John, a child beggar, observed a woman driver in traffic on an oxygen tank and realized that the situation of people in the world is even more worse than his. He was so struck by this that he offered his one day earnings to that woman driver. Moved by his action, a passenger captured that moment in his camera and shared it on social media. The result of which a huge donation was collected from kind hearted strangers of the world that enabled that woman to receive medical treatment. Also that child beggar got a new mother, Nissy. The session ended with students’ response regarding the values they received from this video what we put in world is what we receive in return. This gesture of selflessness affirms existence of humanity.
A value based personality class on the theme; “God is within each one of us” was held for the students of Semester I, in an offline mode on 20/12/2021 at 11.10 am in Room No.317. It was an interactive session where the students were shown a short video and were asked to comment on “their qualities that make them a good human being”. Through this session the students learned always to have confidence in their potential and should always be caring, sharing and be respectful to elders. Always be ready to help others. People who are generous and humble are just like God. Dr Urvashi Sinha conducted the class.
Virtual Value based personality class was organized by the Department of Botany, for the students of Semester III, on 15.12.2021, at 3.30 pm through LMS portal of PWC. Two short videos were shown to them, which was based on the theme ” Joy of giving”. Sharing and giving always gives pleasure. The feeling of happiness shall be spread in our society, as God lies in each of us who shares or helps one who is in need of anything. It was followed by an interactive session with students. God is invisible but the attitude and behavior of giving anything joyfully makes a person true messenger of God. Facilitator was Dr. Anjana Verma, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany.
A Skit competition on ‘Gender sensitization’ was organized by the Department of Botany for B.Sc semester I and III students on 18/11/2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Dr Jaya Philip, Head, Department of Microbiology and Dr Prashant Bhaskar, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics were the Judges. The program started with a formal welcome speech by the Head of the Department Dr. Pinky Prasad. Participants gave splendid performances on various sub-themes like Equality ,Transgender, Women empowerment, typical struggle of Indian women, etc. leaving the audiences spellbound. Bushra and group (Sem III) achieved first rank, Shreya and group (Sem I) got second rank while 3rd rank was achieved by Aastha Roy and group (Sem III). Akriti and group (Sem I) secured consolation prize. The event ended with appreciation and positive feedback of judges to all the participants and message to inculcate the vibe of gender sensitization among all of us.
Department of Botany conducted value based class on the topic: Value of the life on 09-12-2021 from 3:30 – 4:15 on LMS ( ZOOM ) platform. Dr. Piyush Kumar Rai was felicitated the class.
Good Values help us to tread the right path in life. A person with good values is always likely to make better decision than others . Values give us clear goals . If a person wants a strong character , then he has to possess good values such as honesty, loyalty, reliability, efficiency, consistency, compassion , determination, and courage . Values always help in building our character. Value can help in building a society.
It is important for people to realize that value must be given topmost priority in a child life because children are the future of the society . There can be nothing better in a society where a majority of people have good values and they follow the ethical norms .
An online Parent Teacher meet was held for B.Sc. Botany Semester III students on 30/11/2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Zoom platform. All the faculty members introduced themselves and welcomed the parents. This was followed by a short video and a powerpoint presentation highlighting departmental profile and acitivities. The agenda of the PTM was vision, mission and core values of the college, role of parents in the development of their wards and expectations from the students. The meeting ended with an interactive session with the parents and the students.
Fresher’s day was celebrated in the Department of Botany, Patna Women’s College for the students of B.Sc. Botany (Batch 2021-24) on 29th Oct, 2021. The fresher’s day program was full of excitement, joy, music, enthusiasm, laughter and happiness. The dress code for the fresher’s day was “dress your best”. The celebration started at 12:00 noon in Room No. 317, Science Block anchored by Mariyam Mumtaz and Aakriti Raj. It was followed by the welcome speech by Dr. Pinky Prasad, Head, Dept. of Botany. The freshers were formally welcomed into the PWC family. The event started with a group welcome song, followed by group dance, solo and duet dance, poem recitation and group singing by some of the best singers of first year. Sister M. Anna A.C., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Ms. Amrita Prakash, Assistant Professor, Dept. of BCA were the guests of the function. Plant saplings were presented to the guests as a token of appreciation. The day ended with vote of thanks and group photography.
An online Parent Teacher meet was held for semester V students on 29/10/2021 from 01:15pm to 02:30pm through ZOOM platform. 42 students out of 47 joined the meeting with their parents. The meeting started with a formal welcome speech by the Head of the Department Dr. Pinky Prasad. All the faculty members introduced themselves and welcomed the parents. The agenda of the meeting including Vision, mission and core values of the college, role of parents in the development of their wards and expectations from the students were discussed by Dr. Pinky Prasad, Dr. Urvashi Sinha and Dr. Anjana Verma, respectively. Examination schedule was intimadated to the parents. A short video and ppt. were also shared highlighting departmental profile. It was followed by an interactive session with the parents and the students.
Report of Value based education class
Topic: “How to stop expecting from others”
Value based personality class was organized by the department of Botany for the Botany first year students on 25th of October at 10:00am. Discussion was held about, everything in the world revolves around I, and I stand for expectation. We all are living in the world full of super high expectation. Our life just move around my opinion, my desire, my likes, my dislikes, I want this, I love this, I like this….etc.
Do we really think that our life will be happy when it revolves around I ? No it can’t be like that but still we do not realize this. When the president of U.S. John F Kennedy came up on the stage for his first Presidential speech, his voice rumbled into the public address to men when he said ask not what country can do for you, ask what you can do for the country. Similarly, we should not ask what the people and society can do for you but ask what you can do for them.
Value based personality development class was organized on the same theme “Faith in God”, by Department of Botany for Semester III, virtually through PWC LMS on 22nd October 2021 at 11.30 am. Students were shown a short video titled “A cup of tea”, based on a true story. Students were then asked to submit a report. To be kind hearted and helping others is a deed of appreciation as God always help the one who help others. God is invisible but by helping joyfully to needy makes you a messenger of God for those who is really in need. Facilitator for online Value based session was Dr. Anjana Verma.
Value based personality class was organized by Department of Botany on the theme “Faith in God”, for Semester V on 21st October 2021 from 12.00 noon onwards. A short video was shown, titled “A cup of tea”. Faith and believe in God definitely give ways to overcome day to day problems. In early childhood, the one who fulfills daily needs seems to be God, mother and then father seems to be God As time goes on, this tendency arises that whenever we need something, we call God for help, as if, he is the one who has been assigned with this duty. This video was based on a true story which beautifully showed how we human beings can be a God for a person who is in need of anything. God is every where and help those who shows faith in him. In this materialistic world, where desire is unlimited and means are limited, still we can be messenger of God for those who is really in great need. Giving joyfully to a needy person within your limit makes not only the recipient happy but the one who is giving will also feel satisfied and emotionally become stronger. After a short interactive session, the students were motivated to joyfully share small things with needy people. This is the only way to show faith in God who will definitely solve your problem whenever, you will be need. Dr. Anjana Verma was facilitator for this personality development session.
National Webinar on “COVID 19 VACCINATION – IFS AND BUTS” was organised by the Department of Botany, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous, P. U. under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India on February 6, 2021. The Resource Persons were Dr Kunal Parasar (Asst. Professor, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, AIIMS, Patna) and Dr Abhinav Singh (Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Jeejeevisha Niketan, Patna).
Department of Botany organized a Working Model Competition in an offline mode on 27.09.2021 from 12:30 pm onwards in Room No. 306, Science Block. Ms Hena Naz was In charge of the activity. Ten working models were displayed including Archimedes Screw, Smart Projector, Cotton Candy Machine, Vacuum Cleaner, Light Fidelity (li-fi) Project, Plastoscope, Sound Energy-based Power bank and others. Dr. Jaya Phillip (Head, Department of Microbiology), Dr. Jyotsna Kumari (Department of Chemistry) and Dr. Saurav (Department of Statistics) were the Judges. Plastoscope ranked 1st Position, Light Fidelity (li-fi) Project 2nd and Sound Energy-based Power bank got 3rd rank.
An online Parent Teacher meet was held for semester I students on 23/09/2021 from 09:15am to 10:45 am through LMS platform. 47 students out of 55 joined the meeting with their parents. The meeting started with a formal welcome speech by the Head of the Department Dr. Pinky Prasad. All the faculty members introduced themselves and welcomed the parents. The agenda of the meeting including Vision, mission and core values of the college, role of parents in the development of their wards and expectations from the students were discussed by Dr. Pinky Prasad, Dr. Urvashi Sinha and Dr. Anjana Verma, respectively. A short video and ppt. were also shared highlighting departmental profile. It was followed by an interactive session with the parents and the students.
A value based personality class on the theme; “Self respect and Self control” was held for the students of Semester V, in an offline mode on 22/09/2021 at 11.30 am in Room No.317. Based on day to day life incidents and situations, the students were imparted the skill to develop self respect for themselves. They were also asked to write their opinion on the different ways to develop self control. Through this session the students learned never to begrudge themselves, always to have confidence in their potential and by developing self respect and self control values they can easily sail through their daily challenges and insecurities of life.
Department of Botany conducted a virtual Value based Personality Development class on the theme
Theme INSPIRE AND BE INSPIRED.
The class was facilitated by Dr Shilpi Kiran on 25.08.2021 at 3:00 pm on Zoom platform.
Background : Our society and country is facing innumerable social and environmental challenges. We do talk and debate on these problems but merely talking about problem won’t work unless we look for solution and be part of that solution rather being part of problem.
Today’s class was focused on to bring difference to build Suvarna Bharat with its billion inspired citizens answers to the question ‘Can I make change?’
Students’ response : Students actively participated and put their views on being part of solution, instances when they get inspired by their surroundings or what change they want to bring by inspiring others.
Some of the initiatives suggested by students to inspire others: Reduce use of household plastics by buying big packets at once rather small pouches of shampoos, masalas, etc.; composting household organics wastes by themselves at home.
Department of Botany, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna organized a virtual workshop on “Soil-less Organic Farming”, under the aegis of Star College Scheme of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India on 9th March 2021 on Zoom Platform. Mr. Md Jawaid Alam, Coordinator, Nature Club of India, Patna was the Resource Person.
Freshers’ day was celebrated on February 15, 2021 in Botany department to officially welcome Botany Hons students (2020-2023). Students showcased their talents with mood refreshing dance performances, songs , poems and skit. Celebration ended with National Anthem.
Ms. Papita Dey Biswas, Cultural Cordinator and Dr. Sushmita Choubey, Dept of Hindi, Patna Women’s College were the guests for the occassion.
The department of Botany organized a Working Model Exhibition Cum Competition on “Non Conventional Energy Sources” under Star College Scheme of DBT on 29.01.2020. A total of 10 working models were prepared by Botany Hons first year students that included Firefighting System, Hydraulic bridge, Swing bridge, Sewage plant, Smart stick, Earthquake sensor, Unmanned railway crossing, Hydraulic amazing tracks, Smog absorber and Light fidelity.
The Judges were Dr Shahla Yasmin, Head, Department of Zoology, Dr Amrita, Asst. Prof., Department of Physics and Dr Vijay Kumar, Asst. Prof., Department of Statistics.