DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

 

YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT: 1957 | 2002: HONOURS

INTAKE
30
FACULTY MEMBERS
Assistant Professor Dr.Illora Sen , M.Sc, PH.D.
Assistant Professor Dr.Suchhanda Ghosh , M.Sc., PH.D.
Assistant Professor Smt.Anasua Das , M.Sc., B.Ed.
Assistant Professor(CFT) Dr. Raikamal Pal , M.Sc., PH.D
Guest Lecturer Smt. Sanjana Ghosh , M.Sc., B.Ed.
Guest Lecturer Smt. Aparna Roy , M.Sc.
Guest Lecturer Smt. Shreya Chaudhuri , M.Sc.
DEPARTMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS • Consistent good academic results with university ranks
2010 – 6th
2013 – 3rd
2015 – 1st
2017 – 10th
2018 – 6th
2019 – 8th ranked.

• Regular seminar,webinar,e talk,workshop,special lectures organized by department with eminent resource person from specific and relevant field.
• Celebration of annual science awareness day to encourage and promote scientific interaction and innovation for students and faculty.
• Regular student participation in intra and intercollege Seminar /Workshop/ Conference.Departmental journal -explore to promote diverse scientific article writing for students.
• Involvement of departmental alumni in different academic /career advancement programmes/ competetive exam guidance pursuits for current students in their future endeavour.Ongoing collaborative work /projects of students with wildroots(NGO-A Society for Environment Education, Sustainable Designs, Bio-diversity awareness & Conservation Education, Guwahati, Assam, India) since 2016.
• Most of the students pursue PG/MBA/professional courses after graduation.Student projects carried out from time to time to inculcate research aptitude amongst specific group of students with relevant skill.Regular preparatory mock tests taken for theory and practical before univertsity exams to upgrade and evaluate students. 

Programs/webinars/workshops/conferences/special lectures oragnised by the department

Date Title of the Program Name of the Resource Person Platform
17.07.20 &18.07.20 A Two Day National Virtual Conference On Current Global Pandemic And Ongoing Climate Change Dr. Madhumita Dobe, Director-Professor Public Health All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health,Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri As;sistant Professor, Department of ENVS,CU and Dr. Pradip Bhattacharyya;Associate Professor, ISI Zoom Meeting
8.08.20 Webinar on ‘Environmental Developments and Changes in India, during the Covid-19 Lockdown and impacts of Natural Calamities (Amphan): Identifying ‘Natural Order’ amidst ‘Chaos’ Sterrin Smalbrugge A Dutch Ecologist And Herpetologist  Dr. Biswajit De Is The Founder President Of Wildroots,India
Prof. Jyotirmoy Shankar Deb, A Faculty Of Zoology In Barasat College , West Bengal, India.
Shakti Ranjan Banerjee (Col. Retd.) Indian Army
Zoom Meeting
14.01.21 E-WORKSHOP ON “Virtual Tour Through Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory DR.Soumitra Paul.Assistant Professor,Plant Molecular Biology,Department of Botany,CU Google Meet
6.02.21 E- Work Shop On *Glimpses Of Plant Taxonomy SM. Shreya Chaudhuri, SRF,Botanical Survey of India Google Meet
21.02.21 An Alumni interaction: Guidance in Career Building in Academics / Cracking competitive examinations and government jobs 1.SAMIHA ALAM; Head of Enterprise Account Partnerships (SEA), Apps Flyer Bangkok, Bangkok City, Thailand
2.ASMITA PAUL CSIR-UGC-SRF in Department of Botany, University of Calcutta
3.SHABNAM BANDYPADHYAYA Technical Assistant (Quality Control), Food Corporation of India, West Bengal Region, District Office Burdwan.
Google Meet
17.04.21 &18.04.21 Earth Day-“Restoring The Earths Belief In Humanity” Intra and Inter College Students Programme to celebrate Earth Day,2021 Zoom Meeting
30.05.21 National Webinar To Celebrate Science Awareness Day Professor Madhumita Dobe, All India Institute of Public Hygeine,Kolkata and Dr. Biswajit De, President ;Wildroots Zoom Meeting
23.12.21 National Webinar To Celebrate Science Awareness Day Dr Kanad Das; Scientist Bsi And Dr,Hukum Singh; Scientist,Fri,Dehradun Zoom Meeting
4.07.21 International E Talk On “Covid Environment In Japan And Adapting To New Normal…Sharing An Experience Dr. Ilika Ghosh (Alumnus), Cell Biologist,Saitama University, Japan Special Lecture on Google Meet
18.01.21 International E-Talk  On “Building A Career In Botany: My Ph.D Journey And Academic Experience In Africa” Dr. Jayeeta Saha (Alumnus)    Curently Faculty In Biological Science; Baze University,Nigeria Special Lecture on Google Meet
27.09.21 AND 28.09.21 Special Lecture And Workshop Dr. Moumita Bandyopaphyay, Faculty Department Of Botany;University Of Calcutta Special Lecture on Google Meet
23.12.21 National Webinar To Celebrate Science Awareness Day Dr Kanad Das, Scientist, Botanical Survey Of India

Dr,Hukum Singh; Scientist, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Zoom
26.02.22 Special Day Celebration Programme- The International Day Of Women And Girls In Science And National Science Day Dr Tanushree Agarwal(Alumnus)- Csir Research Associate & Resource Person at Diamond Harbor Women’s University, Post Graduate Department Special Lecture on Google Meet
23.03.22 Local Excursion To Rabindrasarovar & Adjoining Areas Semester-2 Hons. NA
11.04.22 Institute Visit To CRIJAF Semester 4 And Semester 6 Students NA
23.04.22 Alumni Interface Alumi And Present Students Of The Department On Google Meet
30.04.22 Build Your Career In Environmental Science, Global Climate Change Biodiversty And Nature Conservation Shri Shikshayatan College And Wildroots, Assam,India, Session Mentors – Dr. Biswajit De -Founder President Wildroots, India
Ben Everett Lane -Yale University ,Noemi Marsico -Stockholm University
On Zoom
22.06.22 Local Excursion New Garia And Adjoining Areas Semester 2 And Semester 4 Students NA
20.09.22 Orientation Programme On Conservation of Wetlands In India in Association with Wetlands International Sri. Arghya Chakrabarty, Technical Officer, Wetlands International South Asia On Google Meet
17.11.22 Plant Tissue Culture Lab Visit To Rajabazar Science College Semester V Students NA
02.12.22 & 03.12.22 National Seminar on Trajectory of Plant Research And Diversity In 75years of Independence of India -Jointly Organized By Department Of Botany, Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata And Icar – Central Research Institute For Jute And Allied Fibres, Barrackpore, West Bengal Dr. Gouranga Kar, Director, ICAR-CRIJAF

Dr. Jiban Mitra,Head, Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-CRIJAF

Prof. Madhumita Dobe, Director-Professor Public Health All India
Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata

Dr. Subrata Satpathy, Head, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-CRIJAF

Professor Sarmistha RayChaudhuryDepartment of Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics University of Calcutta

Dr. Kutubuddin Ali Molla, Scientist, Crop Improvement Division ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack

Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata
20.12.22 Excursion To Indian Botanic Garden,Shibpur Howrah Semester 3 Students NA
21.12.22 Industrial Microbiology Visit To Micro Bac India,Naihati Semester V Students NA
JOURNALS EXPLORE – 2021
ALUMNI The department of Botany holds a prestigious legacy of alumni with consistent good University result and several university ranks including a First Class First (Sonal Sachdev 2015). All our students have been sincere and committed having aptitude for academic and extracurricular activities. Many of our students are well placed in different academic and administrative profession.
NOTEWORTHY ALUMNI
• Students placed as Faculty and Post-Doctoral Fellow in International Institutes and Universities like Florida, Alabama (USA); Illinois (Canada); Nigeria
• Many awarded PH. D in respective specialized branch of plant science
• Students also heading InternationalMarketing Enterpriseand Corporate sectors
• Student Working as International Social development Expert and Applied Academics Consultant
• Many qualified UGC/CSIR NET and pursuing research in reputed institutes
• A 2007 batch alumnus placed in Indian Army through NDA
• Many well placed in Government sectors; NGO, Reputed Schools,Content writer in Publishing Houses, Corporate and Banking sectors
Some of the illustrious alumni are enumerated below:
• Jayeeta Saha -Session : 2006-2009 -Faculty in Biological Science, Baze University, Nigeria
• Samiha Alam – Session : 2006-2009 -Head of Enterprise Account Partnerships (SEA), Apps FlyerBangkok, Bangkok City, Thailand
• Tanushree Agarwal -Session : 2007-2010 -Present Designation: Research Associate at University of Calcutta, Department of Botany; Resource Person in Botany at Diamond Harbor Women’s University
• Dr. Asmita Paul – Session : 2010-2012 -First Class 2nd in B.Sc. Botany (Shri Shikshayatan College),First Class First in M.Sc. Botany (C.U), Awarded Ph.D from Calcutta University in April,2022, Current status -National Post Doctoral Fellow at IISER KOLKATA
• Sonal Sachdev – Session : 2012-2015 -First Class Ist in Botany (Shri Shikshayatan College) First Class First in Botany M.Sc. (C.U), Senior Research Fellow,Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata
• Shabnam Bandyopadhyaya – Session : 2014-2017 -Gold medallist Forestry from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Herbarium  Preservationist, NH, Botanical Survey of INDIA
• Samhita Mukhopadhyay – Session : 2015-2018 -Ph.D. student at Center of excellence in fungal research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
• Swarnali Chatterjee – Session 2016-2019 -Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant The University of Alabama, Department of Biological SciencesDivision of Cell and Molecular Biology