Botany Department

 

 

Botany Department

Year of Establishment: 1992

Affiliated to Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, the Department of Botany, Government Degree College, Tadipatri offers B.Sc Botany with all required facilities to support teaching and research in plant science. Interactions with local community organizations related to conservation and sustainable agriculture provide even more opportunities for hands-on experience in plant science for our students. Our graduates have gone on to careers in teaching, research, ecosystem conservation, landscape design and architecture and even the manufacture of natural foods. The Department of Botany is exploring the possibility of credit accumulation to earn the degree at one’s own pace incorporating skill based education under CBCS, realizing the need for accommodating the slow learners with the high achievements in the academic programs.

a) Vision: To provide quality education for students in the domain of plants & be able to make them “Go-green & Grow Green”. Vruksho Rakshati Rakshitah

b) Mission: Be Herbal, do Herbal and go Herbal

Name of the Programs/Courses Offered

Programs

Courses

Type

UG

B. Sc Botany

CBCS

Ph. D

Botany

 

Career oriented Programs

Organic Culture Farming

Certificate

Job oriented Program

Medicinal Plants

Certificate

Scheme: Semester Scheme – 3 years with 6 semesters

Student strength and Diversity Profile

Year

Sc

ST

OBC

OC

Total

G.Total

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

2016-19

3

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

5

1

6

2017-20

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

1

3

2018-21

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

1

2

3

No. of teaching posts

Designation

Sanctioned

Filled

Assistant Professor

01

01

Faculty Profile

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of years of Experience

Date of Joining in present station

Dr. E. Sreedevi

M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D

Assistant Professor ( Sr. Grade)

Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Pathology

07

27/05/2017

Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

Realizing the significance of institutional accountability in the teaching
learning and evaluation process, the department implements adequate inbuilt
mechanisms and adopts new mechanisms in achieving the goals of academic
excellence. For effective delivery of the curriculum, faculty members update their knowledge of subjects through following practices and strategies

·        Lecture and Demonstration, Research based pedagogical tools, Interactive/ blended mode of teaching methods of pedagogical tools used.

·        Participation and presentation of research papers in various international and national seminar

·        Seminars and group discussions arranged for students.

·        ICT based modern teaching aids are used.

·        To take the review of the curriculum to be taught and prepare the teaching plan for theory and practical.

·        The faculties are well trained through orientation programmes, refresher courses, workshops, seminars, conferences.

·        Guest lectures are organized for the students.

·        All the books and journals are made available to the teachers and students.

·        The students are provided a separate reading room.

·        College conducts the field trips either self or through all the departments of institutes.

·        Power point presentations

·       Video Lectures and Audio lessons

Student Learning Enrichment Programs

Identifying the academic need of the students through the analysis of the first formative test, provision of formative test improvement for the UG students in their First semester, the Peer teaching through Peer Learning Activity Zone (PLAZ), help the slow learners to adapt to the rigorous teaching learning process and to make credible academic progress. Other methods of involving students in learning include the following methods.

·        Group Discussions

·        Quiz

·        Experiments

·        Models

·        Seminars

·        Field trips

.        Assignments

The strong feedback mechanism for faculty involving students helps faculty members to enhance their professional competency.

Result Analysis 2017-18

Year

NO. of Appeared

No. of Passed

Percentage

I

1

1

100.00

II

5

4

80.00

III

8

6

75.00

 

Research Projects

Name of the Project

Name of the Principal Investigator

Sanctioning Authority

Amount Sanctioned

Reference Number

Year

Ethno- medico- botanical studies on Pteridophytes of Papikondalu hills of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh

Dr. P. Amrutha Lakshmi

UGC SERO, Hyderabad

1,95,000/-

F MRP- 590/15 (SERO/UGC) dt 01/2015

2015-2017

Publications

Title of the Publication

Name of the Authors

Journal Name

Year of publication

ISBN/ISSN Number

Journal impact factor

Medicinal uses of Pteridophytes from Papikondalu hills of Eastern Ghats

Dr. P. Amrutha Lakshmi

Conference Proceedings

2017

978-93-85101-47-2

-

Ferns and Fern Allies of Papikondalu Hills of Easternghats of Andhra Pradesh

Dr. P. Amrutha Lakshmi and K. Balaji

Int. J. of Science and Research

2017

2319-7064

Paper Id: 26051710

ICV: 78.96

IF: 6.391

Health Enhancing Properties of an edible flower Sesbania grandiflora (L) Poir
(AGATHI) based processed product.

A. Sumana, E. Sreedevi and M. Aruna

Indian Research Journal of Pharmacy and Science

 

2018

Pp 1439-1448

2349-5332

 

ICV   : 86.9

GIF : 0.676

 

 

Books Published / Edited:  01

Dr. E. Sreedevi

S.No

Title of the Book

Name of the Publisher

ISSN/ISBN No.

International/ National/ Regional

Date / Period

1

Plant Tissue Culture: Theory and Practicals 2ND. EDITION

Scientific Publisher, Jodhpur,  India

9789386347350

International

July         2017

Area of Consultancy and income generated to the Department

  • Paper setting and Evaluation
  • Counselor for Dr. B. R. A. Open University
  • Resource Person at Govt. College (A), Anantapur and other NGOs

MoUs/ Linkages

  • Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences, Bangalore
  • Takora Seeds Ltd., Anantapur
  • Department of Botany, Govt. College (A), Anantapur

Faculty as Members in

National Committees:

International Committees:

Editorial Boards/ BoS/ Others:

  • BoS Member of SSBN Degree College (A), Anantapur
  • BoS Member of Govt. College (A), Anantapur

Details of Trainings taken

S.No

Title of the course attended

Organized by

Date & Period

1

Orientation cum workshop Programme on Management of Diversity and Equity in universities and colleges,

NEUPA, Delhi

10-15/7/17

2

Faculty Development programmes in  new market oriented courses

MHRD Training, Bapatla

31/7-2/8/17

3

Lecture workshop by Science Academies at Department of Botany

Govt. College (A), Anantapur

5&6/1/2018

4

Lecture Workshop on OER, Moocs, Moodle and e-Content Development

NIT, Warangal

9-14/12/2018

 

Seminars/ Workshops/ Symposia Attended

Dr. P. Amrutha Lakshmi (2012-2017)

1

17-18/9/2012

Frontiers of Material sciences

SVGM Govt. College, Kalyandurg

National

2

8-10/7/2013

The foundation course in human values and professional ethics

Govt. College (A), Anantapur

 

3

14-15/3/2014

Emerging trends in Environmental science and technology

YV University, Kadapa

National

4

10/4/2014

Workshop on Electrophoresis and culture techniques

Govt. College (A), Anantapur

District

5

9&10/7/2014

Necessity of Inter personal for human excellence

SVGM GDC, Kalyandurg

National

6

24&25/7/2014

Emergent trends in value addition to plants and plant products

St. Joseph college, Visakapatnam

National

 

6-7/7/2015

Innovative and creative teaching, learning and evaluation methods

SVGM GDC, Kalyandurg

National

7

19/12/2015

Prospects and potentials in medicinal and aromatic plants

Govt. College (A), Anantapur

National

8

29/1/2015

Recent trends in biology and its applications

SKP Govt. Degree College, Guntakal

National

9

9&10/12/2016

Cancer Biology

Silver jubilee College, Kurnool

National

10

14-15/12/2016

Lecture workshop on recent advances in Plant taxonomy, conservation and ethnobiology

SSBN Degree College, Anantapur

 

11

16-17/12/2016

ICT empowered teaching, learning  and evaluation

SSBN Degree College, Anantapur

National

12

22&23/12/2016

Make in India: Initiative a swot analysis

Govt. College (A), Anantapur

National

13

2/1/2016

Gender equality in contemporary India: Issues and Challenges

Govt. College (A), Anantapur

National

14

4/3/2016

State level brain storming program on Biological diversity act 2012

AP State Biodiversity board, Vijayawada

State

15

23&24/1/2017

Impact of human values and professional ethics on the quality of higher education

GDC, Uravakonda

National

16

30/1/2017

Role of Chemistry in Human health and Environmental Protection

Govt. College (A), Anantapur

National

 

Dr. E. Sreedevi (2017- till date)

1

15&16/9/2017

Impact of Social and Spiritual responsibility in various areas of Andhra Pradesh for the conservation of Biological resources

DK Givt. College (A), Nellore

National

2

5&6/10/17

Keeping in Nature in our future, inheritance of Humanbeings in Ecosystem Services

Govt. College(A), Anantapur

National

3

7/10/17

Safe and effective herbal medicine from biological resources for primary health care system

SVGM Govt. Degree College, Kalyandurg

National

4

15&16/12/2017

Transforming higher education for the next generation students

SSBN Degree College, Anantapur

National

5

03/02/2018

Stratagies and emerging trends for marketing in the digital era

SRR&CVR GDC(A), Vijayawada

National

6

06&07/02/2018

Impact of roles of women on health in India

Govt. College(A), Anantapur

National

7

08&09/02/2018

Samajika, Sahiti Udyama Roopakarta- Jashuva

Govt. College(A), Anantapur

National

8

16&17/02/2018

Herbal antibiotics for human health and its economic implications

Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur

International

9

17/02/2018

The Impact of GST on Milk dairy products

Silver Jubilee Govt. College(A), Kurnool

National

10

28/02&01/03/2018

Analysis of Current trends in biomass energy sector: Future perspectives

Govt. Degree College, Uravakonda

National

11

03/02/2018

Revolutionary development of new technologies in plant biotechnology for the cultivation of Agricultural and other important plants

Govt. Degree College, Wanaparthy

National

12

28/6/2018

 

Food Safety Management System (FSMS) and Food Safety: can or cannot be separated?

GDC, Gajwel

National

13

15/09/2018

Ayurveda in Health care: Doctor and Patient relationship

SVGM Govt. Degree College, Kalyandurg

National

14

29/9/2018

Sesquiterpene lactone consumption as a food: need of public understanding from a consumer perspective for better health of Human beings

SSBN Degree College, Anantapur

National

 

Details of Participation in Seminars/Conferences as resource Person/Judge/Session Chair

S.No

Name of the Lecturer

Title of the Program attended

Organized by

Date & Period

1

Dr. E. Sreedevi

MANA TV Lecture

APCCE, Vijayawada

July 2017

2

 

MANA TV Lecture

APCCE, Vijayawada

September 2018

3

 

Training to District resource persons: Gender Sensitization

Talk (Balika Vikas Program), Anantapur

31/10, 3/11/2017

4

 

Training to District resource persons

Talk (Balika Vikas Program), Kalyandurg

9/11/2017

5

 

Talk (HANDS NGO): Gender policies and Practises, Child Protection, antisexual harassment at workplace policies

HANDS NGO

15/9/2017& 15/3/2018

6

 

Talk: Implementation and Challenges of Swayamprabha

Harita NGO, Kadiri

15/12/2018

 

Student Progression

Remedial classes, PG CET and other required Coaching for further studies implementing

Details of Infrastructural Facilities

I

Library

One Departmental and One College Library

II

No. of Class rooms and laboratory

01

III

Botanical Garden

01

Laboratory Facilities :

  • Well equipped laboratory with 5 working slabs
  • Well groomed museum with 100 plant specimens(Wet & dry specimens)
  • Printed, Categorised & numbered Biovisual charts (total of 50 charts)
  • Physiological, Ecological, Phytological & Microbiological lab equipments, in the latest available models & versions to give hands on training to students, enabling them to compete at all levels.
  • Herbarium housing 100s of herbarium sheets arranged according to the accepted system of classification

Instruments Available

  • Binocular Microscope (Olympus model)
  • Digital pH meter
  • Godrej Refrigerator
  • Laboratory centrifuge
  • Colorimeter
  • Electrophoresis
  •  Digital Balance
  • Gram staining kits
  • Digital water bath
  • Autoclave

ICT Enabled Equipments Available

  • LCD Projector & Screen          : 01 (AV Class Room)
  • No of computers & printers     : 01

No of books in Dept. Library   : 221

Leadership and Governance: Extension activities

Faculty

 

Year

Institutional Social responsibility and Extension activity

Dr. P. Amrutha Lakshmi

2012-17

Zoology Department In-charge, Library In charge, Red Ribbon club co-ordinator, other committees of the College, Plantation programs, Eco club and WEC activities

Dr. E. Sreedevi

2017- till date

IQAC & NAAC Co-ordintor, other committees of the College, Eco club and WEC activities.

Resource Person in Awareness programs with HANDS NGO, HARITA

Invited Lectures in Botany at other Colleges and Schools

 

  • Continuous improvement is monitored through implementation of the annual plan of the department, Curricular plans and lesson plans.
  • The perspective plan is drawn as short-term and long term goals in the different functions of the department such as teaching and learning, Research and development, Industry Interaction, Community engagement, Human Resource Planning and Development and Infrastructure. To implement these plans in a meaningful manner, adequate measures will be taken to mobilize resources.

Best Practices

  • Distribution of Text books and material to students by the self contribution of faculty members
  • As an initiative towards Nation Building, instilling better civic sense among the students is perceived as an area of priority and hence efforts are taken to initiate a mandatory Celebration and participating the Students in national and International days of importance related to Plant sciences and Environment
  • Distribution of Eco Ganapathi and awareness of Eco deepavali
  • Contribution of self finance from the other sources earned by the faculty members towards the departmental development
  • Green Audit, Energy conservation with CFL and LED bulbs are some of the measures to develop the eco- consciousness of the college community
  • Recognition of the students and awards them with a certificate of recognition for exemplary expression of some of the intangible and unique attributes.