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Botany

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.

Activities

HANDS – ON TRANING AT RAJENDRA MEMORIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , PATNA (RMRI)
Date: 05/05/2022
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.

Department of Botany organised Poster Making Competition on ‘Yoga for Peace and Harmony’ on 02.05.2022 for the students of Sem II and Sem IV. Best three posters were selected for display on the display board.

 

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Best three posters among all

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.

Display of Slogan writing was organized by the Department of Botany on 22/04/2022 to celebrate Earth Day at 9.30 am in the room no.306. All the Semester II students participated enthusiastically by writing slogans on saving and protection of planet Earth.

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

The Department of Botany conducted Value based Personality classes for Semesters 6 on 24/01/2022. The students were asked to comment on what good qualities they possess as a human being.

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 .

Department of Botany organised a Poster Display on 30.11.21 to mark Nasha Mukti Diwas (26th November ). Students of Sem I enthusiastically participated in the activity.

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.

A Poster making Competition was organized in the Department of Botany on 23.11.2021 on Vision, Mission Statement and Core Values of the college. The students enthusiastically participated in the event.

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 organized a virtual Rakhi Display Competition using Waste Materials on the theme ‘Protect your Surrounding/ Environment/Nature ‘ on 18.08.21 on Zoom platform from 3:00 pm onwards.

Department of Botany organized an online Poster Presentation Competition on 12.08.21 from 3:00 pm onwards.

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.

An online Guest Lecture was organized by the department of Botany on the topic “Production and Quality Control of Biofertilizers: An Overview” on 09.07.2021 from 3:00 pm onwards. Dr Tanuja, Asso Professor, University PG Department of Botany, PPU, Patna was the Resource Person.

Department of Botany conducted an online session on value based education class on the topic – Imparting moral values to the students. It was followed by an interactive session. The class was facilitated by Dr. Piyush Kumar Rai on 3rd July 2021, at 1:30 pm through LMS Portal.

Offline BoS meeting held on Date is 02.07.21 from 11:00 am onwards in the department of Botany.

Celebrated World Environment Day (05.06.21) through Pot Crafting.
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An Online Guest lecture by Prof M P Trivedi, PG Head, department of Botany, Patna University is being organised by the department of Botany, Patna Women’s College on 21.08.2020.

leadership webinar by dept. of botany student.

Online class test for Botany Core Course Sem IV students conducted on 07.06.2020 at 11:00 am- 12:30 pm.

leadership webinar by dept. of botany student.

Department of Botany organized a Placard Competition on the theme “Jal Jeevan Hariyali” on 03.03.2020. Botany Hons Semester II students participated in the competition.

The department of Botany organized an Industrial visit to Sudha Dairy, Patna under Star College Scheme of DBT on 10.02.2020 for Botany Honours I yr students..

The department of Botany organized an Educational trip to Botanical Garden, Patna on 04.02.2020 ‘under Star College Scheme of DBT’ for Botany Honours II yr students for Green Audit and Soil analysis.

The department of Botany organized Parent Teacher Meet on 01.02.2020 for Botany Honours III yr students.

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.

DBT sponsored Guest Lecture under Star College Scheme on “ SPECIATION IN HIGHER PLANTS” organized by the department of BOTANY on 12:10:2019.
Resource Person- PROF. M. P. TRIVEDI, Head, Department of Botany, Patna Science College, P. U.

Guest Lecture on the Topic: “Scientific approach for conservation of drug yielding plants
for everybody’s use” By : Prof.Jainendra Kumar Former Dean, Science, Magadh University. Organized by department of Botany.

A Workshop on “Hydroponics “ organised by the Department of Botany on 06.03.2019.
Resource Person: Md Jawaid Alam, Coordinator, Nature Club of India, Patna

Speech contest on the topic “Has Technology detached us from the Society” – 2019

Teaching Staff

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Dr. Pinky Prasad (HOD)
Ph.D
Plant Pathology

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Ms. Hena Naz
M.Sc
Cytogenetics

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Dr. Piyush Kumar Rai
Ph.D, M.Sc

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Dr. Urvashi Sinha

Ph.D, M.Sc

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Dr. ANJANA VERMA
BET, PhD, M.Sc.

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Dr. Shilpi Kiran
M.Sc. (Gold Medalist),
NET, Ph.D.

Non Teaching Staff

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Ms.Rita Xalxo

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Mr. Aditya Kumar Roy

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Mr. Shyam Babu