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Botany Department

Department at a Glance

The department of Botany is one of the oldest departments of K.G. Arts  & Science College Raigarh C.G and has been in the forefront providing quality education and training in the field for the past five decades. UG course started from its inception in 1958 with Botany, Zoology and Chemistry and Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology in 2001 combinations. Postgraduate course started in the year 1972. 42 research papers have been published in various national and international journals its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is well known and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students. University rank holders and who are perusing education and research in top notch institutes of India the department has also been actively organizing guest lecturers national seminar, nature walks, field trips, botanical excursion, etc. in order to achieve all-round development of students through association activities.

The uniqueness of the department essentially lies in the fact that within its faculty there are experts and active researchers representing the frontier areas of modern botany the contribution of the eminent professors in the field of research includes Dr.S.K. Sharma in Plant taxonomy, Dr. Choudhary in plant pathology, Dr. Karkoon inplant pathology, microbiology, Dr. P.C. Panda in plant physiology and Dr. J.N.Verma in plant pathology.

The research laboratory set under the department is well equipped with instruments like phase contrast microscope, BOD incubator, UV-VIS spectrophoto meter, cooling centrifuge, Soxhlet apparatus etc.

            The thrust area such as Isolation and characterization of phyco chemicals Effect of organochlorine pesticides on actinomycetes recovered from parboiled rice milleffluent. Antimicrobial activity and phycochemical analysis of algae. Effect of organochlorine pesticides on actinomycetes. Impact of urea in plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria with reference to rice crop. Antimicrobial activity of medicinal plant.

            Addressing to the vision and mission of the College the department has been striving to achieve its objectives while providing a holistic learning environment to its students.

 Vision – established and identity as department of high standards in teaching and research

 Mission

1.       Equipped students with advanced knowledge and skill and identify the research area in rural scenario and bringing    modernization in teaching with top universities.

2.        To cultivate a research culture in young mind.

3.        To impart the knowledge about medicinal plants.

4.        Bringing quality in research and to improve number of citation and h-index,

5.        To serve the knowledge about medicinal plants to population and livelihood of the tribal population of the area.

6.        Analysis of natural resources drug designing to ensure job opportunity for students

7.        Students from the village find difficult with the language necessity to special classes for  English,

8.         Make the department students friendly.

9.        To develop bioinformatics lab and

10.      Extension of existing lab

11.       To develop a reputed department in the area.