Botany

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Year of Establishment: 1st October 1947
Names of Programmes/Courses offered : B.Sc. (Honours) [on and from 23.10.1997] & B.Sc. (General) in Botany
Faculty Members :

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Dr. Chittaranjan Sen Ph.D. Associate Professor Microbiology
Dr. Saurish Panda Ph.D. Associate Professor Myco-Pathology & Plant Taxonomy
Dr. Suman Das Ph.D. Assistant Professor (HOD) Microbiology
Dr. Rita Paul Ph.D. Assistant Professor Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding
Dr. Ansuman Saha Ph.D. Assistant Professor Plant Taxonomy & Cytogenetics
Sri Sudip Kr. Roy M.Sc., M.Phil. Assistant Professor Embryology
Research & Publication

Dr. Chitta Ranjan Sen:

Articles Published in ISSN Journals:

1. Sen C. R., Cyanophycean flora with nitrogen fertilizers in paddy fields of Bardhaman District, Phykos, Vol.45. 2015. ISSN 0554-1182.

Dr. Sauris Panda:

Articles Published in ISSN Journals:

1. Panda, S. (2013). Hosts of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot.. ISSN 0250-9768.

2. Panda, S. (2013). Too much of ‘botanization’ is bad. Current Science, 105 (6), 25 September: 748. [short article/letter] ISSN 0011-3891.

3. Saha, A., Panda, S. and Panda, A. (2014): Wetland and aquatic vascular plants in Indian Sundarbans and their medicinal importance: a review. Int. J. Life Sci.. ISSN 2320-7817.

4. Anshuman Saha, Akramul Haque, Shyamal Kanti Mallick and Sauris Panda, Medicinal Uses of grasses by the tribal people in West Bengal- an overview, Internationl Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3(3): 63-70, 2014. ISSN 2227-5053.

Regular paper in Proc. vol.:

1. Panda, S. (2012). Some medicinally valuable weeds in West Bengal. In: Multidisciplinary Approaches in Angiosperm Systematics, pp. 262-267. Proc. 18th Annual Conference of IAAT & International Seminar on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Angiosperm Systematics.

Dr. Suman Das:

Articles in ISSN Journals:

1. R. K. Das and S. Das, Growing Menace of E-Waste in India: Need of Systematic Management,J. Chem. Bio. Phy. Sci. Sec. D, February 2014 – April 2015; Vol.5, No.2; p2212-2225. E-ISSN: 2249-1929.

2. Das S., In vitro Evaluation of phytochemical, antimicrobial and Antioxidant activity of calyces of Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.), IJPSR, 2014; 5(8): 3364-3369. ISSN 2320-5148.

3. Das S., In vitro Evaluation of Phytochemicals and Antimicrobial activities of extracts of seeds and leaves of Lawsonia inermis Linn. American Journal of PharmTech Research 2014; 4(2): 410-419. ISSN 2249-8387.

4. Das S and A. Coku, Allelopathic and antimicrobial evaluation of two Indian weeds- Heliotropium indicum L. and Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn with phytochemical studies. AJPTR, 2014, 4(3): 368-377. ISSN 2249-8387.

5. Das S, In vitro antimicrobial activity along with biomass production in wastewater by cyanobacteria Spirulina platensis. IJAPBC 2014, 3(2): 366-370. ISSN 2277-4688.

6. Das S, Biosorption and biotransformation of Cr (VI) by hexavalent chromium-stressed environmental fungal isolates from wastewater. IJAPBC 2014, 3(2): 378-383. ISSN 2277-4688.

7. Das S, Cyanide removal from steel plant wastewater by strains of Oscillatoria sp. And Chlorella sp. IJRAT, 2014, 2(5): 152-156. ISSN 2321-9637.

8. Das S, Coku A. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Osbeckia stellata Buch.-Ham. Ex D. Don (Melastomataceae) prevalent of Darjeeling hills. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2013; 5(2): 551-554. ISSN 0975-1491.

9. Das S, Anjeza C, Mandal S. Synergistic or additive antimicrobial activities of Indian spice and herbal extracts against pathogenic, probiotic and food-spoiler micro-organisms. International Food Research Journal 2012; 19 (3): 1185-1191. ISSN 0975-1491.

10. Das S. Biosorption of chromium and nickel by dried biomass of cyanobacterium Oscillatoria laete-virens. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2012; Volume 3 (1): 341-352. ISSN 0976-4402.

11. Das S. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of green and ripe fruits of Averrhoa carambola Linn. and Zizyphus mauritiana Lam. Asian J. Pharmaceu. Clin. Research 2012; 5(3): 102-105. ISSN 0974-2441.

12. Das S. and S. C. Santra, Phenol removal from coal refining wastewater by immobilized cyanobacteria, EJEAFChe, 2012, 11(6): 673-679. ISSN 1579-4377.

13. Das S. and S. C. Santra, Bio-detoxification of chromium from industrial wastewater by fungal strains. Biologija 2012, 58(1) 1-6. ISSN 1392-0146.

14. Das S. and S. C. Santra, Cyanide degradation by Aspergillus niger strain isolated from steel-plant wastewater, EJEAFChe 10(7): 2516-2522. 2011. ISSN1579-4377.

15. Das S. and S. C. Santra, Simultaneous Biomass production and Mixed-origin wastewater treatment by five environmental isolates of Cyanobacteria, 2010, Biologija, 56(1-4), 9-13. ISSN 1392-0146

Articles/ Chapters published in ISBN Books:

1. Das S. Concurrent biosorption and biotransformation of hexavalent chromium by immobilized Aspergillus flavus strain isolated from tannery wastewater. Essays on Environmental studies. Ed. Sarin A, ATINER, Athens.2012; 73-82. ISBN 978-960-9549-75-2.

Papers in Conference Proceedings:

1. Das S. Oscillatoria laete-virens biomass showing biosorption of heavymetals Chromium and Nickel. Proc. 100th Ind. Sc. Cong. Env. Scs., 219-220, 2013.

2. Das S., Sustainable Agriculture Through Organic Farming: Problems And Solutions In The Indian Perspective, CASA 2012 Proceedings, ‘Anthropological Perspectives on Holistic Sustainability’ Ed. K. Tan, 2012.

Articles Published in Journals:

1. Das S., Bt-Brinjal: Controversy spill over, S. Das, Sarjana, 2010.

Dr. Rita Paul:

Articles Published in ISSN Journals:

1. Das SK, Mandal A, Datta AK, Das D, Paul R, Saha A, Sengupta S, Gupta S, Halder S. Identification of Wild Edible Mushrooms from Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest of Eastern Chota Nagpur Plateau, West Bengal, India. Proceedings of National Academy of Science 2015; 85(1): 219-232. DOI: 10.1007/s40011-014-0330-y. ISSN No. 0369-8211. IF – 0.396.

2. Datta AK, Mandal A, Das D, Gupta S, Saha A, Paul R, Sengupta S, Halder S, Biswas S. Polyplody in angiosperms: genetic insight to the phenomenon. Proceedings of National Academy of Science; published online 28 April, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s40011-015-0523-z. ISSN No. 0369-8211. IF – 0.396.

3. Paul R. Influence of hardening off period and temperature on Cauliflower yield. Global J. Environ. Sci. Res. 2015; 2(1): 47-49. ISSN No. 2349-7335.

4. Datta AK, Aninda Mandal A, Das D, Gupta S, Saha A, Paul R, Sengupta S. "B Chromosomes in angiosperm – a review”. Cytology and Genetics 2015: Accepted. ISSN No. 0095-4527.

5. Das SK, Mandal A, Datta AK, Gupta S, Paul R, Saha A, Sengupta S, Dubey PK. Nucleotide Sequencing and Identification of Some Wild Mushrooms. The Scientific World Journal, 2013: 1-7. Article ID 403191. DOI: 10.1155/2013/403191. ISSN No. 1537-744X. IF – 1.730.

6. Mandal A, Datta AK, Gupta S, Paul R, Saha A, Ghosh BK, Bhattacharya A, Iqbal M. Cytomixis – a unique phenomenon in animal and plant. Protoplasma 2013; 250: 985-996. ISSN No. 0033-183X. IF – 3.171.

7. Paul R, Mandal A, Datta AK. Karyomorphological studies in four seed spices of Umbelliferae. J Pl Dev Sci 2012; 4(2):191-194. ISSN No. 0974-6382

8. Datta AK, Saha A, Bhattacharya A, Mandal A, Paul R, Sengupta S. Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa L.) – A review. J Pl Dev Sci 2012; 4(1): 1-43. ISSN No. 0974-6382.

9. Datta AK, Mandal A, da Silva JAT, Saha A, Paul R, Sengupta S, Dubey PK, Halder S. An updated overview on Aloe vera (L.) Burm. F. Medicinal Aromatic Plant Sci Biotech 2012; 6(1):1-11. ISSN No. 1752-3389

10. Paul R, Mandal A, Datta AK. An updated overview on Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm 2012; 3(1): 11-14. ISSN No. 2229-3566

11. Paul R, Mandal A, Datta AK. Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.; Umbelliferae) cultivation in West Bengal plains, Kalyani, Nadia. Int Res J Pharm 2012; 3(2):202-205. ISSN No. 2230-8407

12. Datta AK, Mandal A, Bhattacharya A, Saha A, Paul R. Rhoeo spathacea: A cytogenetical review. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm 2012; 3(2):151-158. ISSN No. 2229-3566

13. Paul R, Datta AK, Mandal A, Ghosh BK, Halder S. Snake bite, Snake venom, Anti-venom and Herbal antidote – a review. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm 2011; 2(4): 1060-1067. ISSN No. 2229-3566

14. Paul R, Datta AK. An updated overview on Peppermint (Mentha piperita L.). Int Res J Pharm 2011; 2(8): 1-10. ISSN No. 2230-8407

15. Paul R, Datta AK. An updated overview on Atropa belladonna L. Int Res J Pharm 2011; 2(11): 11-17. ISSN No. 2230-8407.

16. Paul R, Datta AK. An updated overview on Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad and Wendl. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm 2011; 2(3): 730-735. ISSN No. 2229-3566

17. Ghosh BK, Datta AK, Mandal A, Paul R. Cytological and palynological aspects and andrographolide content in Andrographis paniculata. J Trop Med Plants 2011; 12(1): 71-76. ISSN No. 1511-8525.

18. Datta AK, Mandal A, Ghosh BK, Saha A, Sengupta S, Paul R, Dubey PK. Meiotic novelty in Rhoeo spathacea var. Bicolor (Swartz) Stearn (Commelinaceae). J Pl Dev Sci 2010; 2(3&4): 77-82. ISSN No. 0974-6382

Dr. Ansuman Saha:

Articles in ISSN Journals:

1. Saha, A., Panda, S. and Panda, A. (2014): Wetland and aquatic vascular plants in Indian Sundarbans and their medicinal importance: a review. Int. J. Life Sci.. ISSN 2320-7817.

2. Anshuman Saha, Akramul Haque, Shyamal Kanti Mallick and Sauris Panda, Medicinal Uses of grasses by the tribal people in West Bengal- an overview, Internationl Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3(3): 63-70, 2014. ISSN 2227-5053.

3. Shyamal Kanti Mallick, Poulami Banerjee and Anshuman Saha, Medicinal Plants used by the Tribals of Ratanpur Village of Bankura, West Bengal. Internationl Journal of Life Sceinces, 1(3):82-86. 2012. ISSN 2320-7817.

4. Pulakesh Parai, Anshuman Saha and Anita Mukherjee, Karyomorphology of three species of Haworthia Duval(Xanthorrhoeaceae), The Nucleus, Springer Publication. 55(3):143-148, 2012. ISSN 1949-1034.

5. Shyamal Kanti Mallick, Anshuman Saha, Kabita De (Mallick) and Sananda Tewari, A Phytosociological analysis of tree species in a disturbed forest patch in Bankura, West Bengal. J. Botanical Soc. Bengal 65(1):31-34. 2011. ISSN 0971-2976.

SWOC Analysis
Strengths Weaknesses

• Well stocked library with easy access to books by students and teachers.

• Well equipped Laboratories and lecture room with Smart-board projector.

• Highly qualified teaching faculties associated with research work.

• Good coordination among teachers and non-teaching staff.

• Students are enriched by regular interaction with teachers beyond classes.

• Remedial classes, tutorials, class-tests are taken on regular basis by the faculty members to help the students lagging behind their contemporaries.

• Regular long and short excursions and field-studies.

• Modern Science Laboratory visit by students.

• Assessment of students in regular interval through class tests.

• Encouragement of students to be involved in different academic activities

• Intra-Departmental News Magazine

• A small corridor pot-garden of medicinal plants

• Inadequacy of space.

• Too many General Batch students

• Lack of dynamic students

Opportunities Threats

•Small Research/Model Projects can be undertaken by the students

•Despite scarcity of space, relatively better academic and over-all performance of the students is always aspired for and encouraged.

Future Plan

• More space for laboratories

• Further upgradation of Laboratories

• A Full-swing pot garden of medicinal plants.

• Eco-club Formation