Pravara Rural Education Society's

PADMASHRI VIKHE PATIL COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE & COMMERCE PRAVARANAGAR

A/P Loni, Taluka:Rahata, Dist.Ahmednagar Pin : 413713

Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Id No. PU/NA/ASC/(016)1971


NAAC Re-Accredited at A Grade College with CGPA 3.61 out of 4., College of Excellence., ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified., Recipient of Best Rural College Award by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 2001-02 and 2009-10.

Department of Botany

Department of Botany established in the year 1971, is one of the leading departments of Padmashri Vikhe Patil College which conducts academic programmes at UG, PG and Research level. It is recognized as a star department by UGC (2007) and is also sponsored by DST under FIST program.

Nursery development and Horticulture which are the job and skill oriented courses coupled with project work forms an attractive interdisciplinary component of restructured stream offered to the students from Science as well as Arts faculty.

In 1986 PG programme was introduced on self-financing basis to help the rural students to pursue higher studies and fulfil their dreams.

Considering the infrastructural facilities and staff available for the students to pursue Ph.D studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University has approved our department as a research centre in 1989. So far forty eight students have been awarded with doctoral degree from this centre and sixteen students are doing research work under the supervision of six research guides.

The department has introduced Seed Technology Course in 1994 under the Vocationalisation of first degree education scheme sanctioned by UGC which has fetched employment to most of the students in reputed seed industries. At present this course is totally self-financed.

The staff members are actively engaged in research and extension activities. A good number of research papers have been published during last ten years in peer reviewed National and International journals.

One major and one minor research projects financed by UGC with a total out lay of 811300 INR have been successfully completed in previous years. At present one major with a total outlay of 1250000 INR funded by UGC is being carried out. All these stand a testimony to the enhancement of research activities and continuous involvement of staff in research work.

So far the department has organised five National level seminars/conferences, one refresher course in Environmental Science and eight university level workshops. The department has collaboration with Seed industries, Societies, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Society of Education Agra, Council of Research and Sustainable Development, Agra and Botanical Survey of India for academic and research activities.

There are six laboratories in the department with well equipped modern instruments purchased out of grants provided by Education Society, UGC, DST, DBT and Savitribai Phule Pune University for development and research projects. Department has a good library consisting of 287 (UG), 95 text and reference books (PG) and 11 research journals subscribed by the staff.

The botanical garden is well maintained with ex situ conservation of some rare, endangered and medicinal plants collected from Western Ghats. Polyhouse constructed with the financial assistance from Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India is an attractive feature of the department.

Faculty Profile

Sr.No. Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Email Id Contact No.
1. Dr. Borse R. D. Head & Assistant Professor M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D rdborse@gmail.com 9420801718
2. Dr. Reddy P. G. Associate Professor M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D r_pgopal@yahoo.com 8459898839
3. Dr. Giri S. P. Assistant Professor M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D. sanjaygiri2005@gmail.com 9404001582
4. Mr. Gholap D. N. Assistant Professor M.Sc., B.Ed, M. Phil. deepakgholap.2009@rediffmail.com 9922213119
5. Dr. Mundhe B. F. Assistant Professor M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D bfmundhe@gmail.com 9890767005
6. Dr. Kharde M. N. Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D maheshkharde@gmail.com 7588606011
7. Dr. Wabale A. S. Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. dranilwabale78@gmail.com 7588606012
8. Miss. Aher A. A. Assistant Professor M.Sc., M. Phil. ashwini.aher10@gmail.com 9975019011
9. Miss. Kakade M. D. Assistant Professor M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Phil. manisha.kakade2013@gmail.com 8605472136
10. Mr. Patare D. B. Assistant Professor M.Sc., SET deepakpatare4@gmail.com 9689199794
11. Miss. Cholake J. B. Assistant Professor M.Sc., M. Phil. jayacholake2@gmail.com 9822745857
12. Miss. Chauhari S. M. Assistant Professor M.Sc., B.Ed. sonalipatare29@gmail.com 9767439931
13. Mr. Vikhe S. G. Assistant Professor M.Sc. svikhe@gmail.com 9730979115

Programme

Major / Minor Research Projects

Sr.

No.

Name of the faculty

Title of  Project

Funding Agency

Duration

Amount (Rs.)

Ongoing

1.

Dr. A. S. Wabale

Bio-insecticides For Controlling Sucking Pest Of Agricultural Crops And Cytological Effects Of Synthetic insecticides

UGC

2015-18

12,50000/-

 

Completed

2.       

Dr. M.N. Kharde

Cytomorphological Investigations in Genetic Male Sterile Lines of Cotton

UGC-WRO, Pune

2015-17

3,15,000/-

3.

Dr. P. G. Reddy and Dr. K. J Salunke

In vitro evaluation and elicitation of antibacterial properties of some plants from Kalsubai regions of Western Ghats

UGC

2012-2015

4,96,300/-

 

 

Other Successful Projects

Sr. No.

Name of Principal Investigator

Name of the research project

Name of funding agency

Duration of project

Amount/ Fund received (Rs.)

2.       

Dr.R.D.Borse

Study of male sterility in Sorghum

UGC-WRO, Pune

2010-12

1,20,000/-

3.       

Dr. B. F. Mundhe

Mutational Studies in Soyabean

UGC-WRO, Pune

2009-11

1,00,000/-

4.       

Dr.R.D.Borse

Cytological and Cytochemical investigation on the causes of male sterility in sorghum

BUCD, SPPU, Pune

2009-11

50,000/-

5.       

Dr. B. J. Apparao

Mutation Breeding of Chick pea (Cicer arietinum L) for Yield Contributing Traits.

UGC-WRO, Pune

2008-10

70,000/-

6.       

Dr. P. Gopal Reddy

Biodiversity of Hyphomycetes in Ahmednagar

UGC-WRO, Pune

2008-10

65,000/-

7.       

Dr.B.F. Mundhe

EMS and Gamma Rays Induced Mutation in Soybean Crop

BCUD SPPU, Pune

2008-10

1,00,000/-

8.       

Dr.A.S. Wabale

In vitro evaluation of different plant extracts against Fusarium moniliforme, Fusarium solani and Alternariaalternata

BCUD SPPU, Pune

2008-10

2,00,000/-

9.       

Dr.M.N. Kharde

Studies of some Blue Green Algae for Their Potential as Biofertilizer

BCUD SPPU, Pune

2008-10

1,00,000/-

10.   

Dr.P.Gopal Reddy

Detection of antimicrobial properties in some plants

BCUD SPPU, Pune

2008-10

2,00,000/-

11.   

Dr.B.J.Apparao

Genetic improvement of Brahmi (B. moneri) for high yield of Bacosides

BCUD SPPU, Pune

2007-09

2,00,000/-

12.   

Dr.A.M.Bhosale

Studies on in vitro production of steroids from Stevia rebaudiana

BCUD SPPU, Pune

2007-09

2,00,000/-

13.   

Dr. S. D.Pingle

In situ Conservation of Blue Green Algal Germplasms Isolated From the soil of Ahmednagar district

UGC-WRO, Pune

2004-06

37,000/-

14.   

Dr. A. M. Bhosale

Xanthum gum fermentation and its recovery

UGC-WRO, Pune

2004-06

48,000/-

Publications ( 2012 - 2018 )

Sr. No.

Title of paper

Name of the author/s

Name of journal (Vol., page no.)

Impact Factor

ISBN/ ISSN number

1.        

Cytological effects of fungicide carbendazim 50% wp.(Bavistin) on root meristem of onion(Allium cepaL.)

A.S. Wabale, M.N.Kharde, K.J.Salunke and D.N.Gholap

J.Phytol.Res.

25(1):99-101

-

0970-5767

2.        

Effect of EMS and Gamma Rays Induced Chlorophyll Mutation in Soybean (Glycine max L.) 

B. F. Mundhe

J. Phytol. Res 25(2): 261-263

-

0970-5767

3.        

Effect of liquid algal extracts on seed germination and seedling growth of Ridge Gourd

S.B. Dawnage, A. A. Aher, M. N. Kharde, S.D.Pingle and G.S.Shinde,

Ad. Plant Sci. 25 (I)149-150

NAAS-2.7

0970-3586

4.        

Efficacy of different concentrations of Woodfordiafruticosaleaf extract on bacteria

P.Gopal Reddy &PrajaktaTathe

Biochem. Cell Arch.

12 (1 ): 85 - 88

 

0972-5075

5.        

Ethnomedicinal Plants Used For The Treatment Of Bronchial Asthma In

The Tribal Areas Of AkoleTahsil, Ahmednagar District (M.S)

A. S. Wabale

Ad. Plant Sci. 25(I): 255-256

NAAS-2.7

0970-3586

6.        

In vitro efficacy of leaf extracts on the growth and development of Alternariasolani (Ell. & Mart.) Jones and Grout

Amol Vikhe and P.Gopal Reddy

Journal of Phytological Research

25(1):119-121

-

0970-5767

7.        

In vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of Leaf extracts

P. Gopal Reddy, Prajakta,Tathe and K.J.Salunke

International Journal of Plant Sci,

7 (1):122-125

4.181

0973-1547

8.        

In vitro minimum bacterial inhibition by Woodfordiafruticosa(L.)Kurz. Leaf extract

P. Gopal Reddy, Prajakta,Tathe and K.J.Salunke

Geobios 39:80-82

 

IF:1.203

0016-6995

9.        

Some less known wild vegetables from the Garbhagiri hills in Ahmednagar district (MS).India

Salave A.P. &P.G.Reddy

J. pharmaceutical Res. and opinion

2 (1): 9 - 11

 

2249-1953

10.    

Studies of mutagenic sensitivity in soybean (Glycine max.L.)

B.F.Mundhe and R.D.Borse

Journal of Phytological Research

25(2):23

9-240

 

0970-5767

11.    

Tapetal Variation in Male sterile and fertile lines of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor Monesh)

R.D.Borse and B.J.Apparao

Ad. Plant Sci. 25 (I)31-32.2012

NAAS-2.7

0970-3586

12.    

Association Analysis for Yield and its Component Traits in F3 and F4 Populations

ofPigeonpea (Cajanuscajan (L.) Mill Sp.)

Abid.S.Yerimani , SubhashMehetre , M.N.Kharde

Molecular Plant Breeding,

4(23):189-195

 

1923-8266

13.    

Endemic Ethnomedicinal Plant species Dyerophytumindicum O. Ktze.

Wabale A. S., M. N. Kharde, D. N. Gholap, K. J. Salunke and A. S. Petkar

International Journal of Plant Sciences,

8 (2): 464-465

4.181

0973-1547

14.    

EvaluationofSidaacuta leaf extract for antibacterial activity

P. Gopal Reddy and K.J.Salunke

International Journal of Plant Sciences, 8(2) : 423-425

4.181

0973-1547

15.    

Genetic Variability for Yield and Yield Component Traits in Advanced F3 And F4 Generations of Pigeonpea [Cajanuscajan (L.)]

Abid.S.Yerimani, SubhashMehetre, M.N.Kharde

Molecular Plant Breeding, 4(16):136-140

 

1923-8266

16.    

Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Studies on Plumbagozeylanica L.

KakadSubhash, Wabale A. S. and M. N. Kharde

Adv. Biores. 4(3):30-31

IF:

3.847

0976-4585

17.    

Traditional uses of medicinal plant by tribal and rural folk from Parnertaluka, Ahmednagar (M.S )

B.F.Mundhe and R.D.Borse

Ad. Plant Sci. 26 (I): 195-196

 

NAAS-2.7

0970-3586

18.    

Allelopathic effect of aqueous stem extracts of Achyranthusaspera L. on seed germination and seedling growth of  Cow pea plant Var-UPC-5286

KavitaJadhav and P.Gopal Reddy and V.B.Gaikwad

Flora and Fauna

(Special issue) PP.117-119

NAAS:3.4

0971-6920

19.    

Carbohydrate changes during fruit ripening stages in mango

R.D. Borse

Indian Journal of Applied Research

4(10):82-83

IF:

2.1652

2249-555X

20.    

Control of coconut black headed caterpillar (Opisinaarenosella, Walker.)

R.D. Borse

Indian Journal of Applied Research 4(11):73-74

IF:

2.1652

2249-555X

21.    

EMS and Gamma rays induced Chlorophyll mutation of soybean (Glycine max.L.)

B.F.Mundhe

Ad. Plant Sci. 27(I) 15-17

NAAS-2.7

0970-3586

22.    

EMS and Gamma rays induced oil content of soybean (Glycine max.L.)

B.F.Mundhe

Ad. Plant Sci. 27(I) 205-206

NAAS-2.7

0970-3586

23.    

Phytochemical Screening of selected medicinal plants and their antimicrobial activities against Bacillus substilis and Staphylococcus aureus.

Kakad S.L.,A.S.Wabale and Disale L.B.

Indian Journal of Applied Research

4(7):494-496

IF:

2.1652

2249-555X

24.    

Vital ethnomedicinal plant species exploited in treating bronchitis

A.S.Wabale

Indian Journal of Applied Research

4(6):30-31

IF:

2.1652

2249-555X

25.    

SDS-PAGE analysis of proteins in sterile and fertile anthers in Sorghum

R.D. Borse

Indian Journal of Applied Research

4(12):67-68

IF:

2.1652

2249-555X

26.    

Allelopathic effect of aqueous root extracts of Xanthiumstrunamium L. on seed germination and seedling growth   of  Cotton plant Var-Phule-348

KavitaJadhav and P.GopalReddy

Journal of Basic Sciences

2: 74-77

 

2395-1265

27.    

Allelopathic effect of aqueous stem extracts of Xanthiumstrunamium L. on seed germination and seedling growth and biochemicals  of  Cow pea plant Var-UPC-5286

KavitaJadhav and P.Gopal Reddy

Golden Research  thoughts

4 (10)

IF: 4.6052

2231-5063

28.    

 Allopathic effect of aqueous extracts of

Achyranthesaspera L. leaf on seed germination and seedling growth of cotton plant

KavitaJadhav and P. Gopal Reddy

Shodhankan

4 (1): 143-146

IF:0.421

2250-0383

29.    

Antibacterial activity of selected leaf extracts against Bacillus Sp.

A. S. Wabale, M. N. Kharde and V. S. Gulve

Adv. Biores. 6, (5) : 58-61,

IF:

3.847

0976-4585

30.    

Effect of Bio-fungicide (Leaf extract) and synthetic fungicide on seed germination, seedling devel. and seedling vigor in Tomato var.NS-2535.

A. M. Vikhe and

P. Gopal. Reddy

Adv. Biores.

6(5): 62-64 

IF:

3.847

0976-4585

31.    

Ethonobotanical Survey of some medicinal Plants used by Tribal People of AkoleTahasil (MS), India

S.P.Giri

Ad. Plant Sci. 28 (1):65-67

NAAS-2.72

0970-3586

32.    

Medicinal Plants Used On Dental Hygiene In Ahmednagar District, (M.S).

S.P.Giri

Ad. Plant Sci.

28 (2) 191-192.

NAAS-2.7

0970-3586

33.    

Estimation of Chlorophyll Content in Young and Adult Leaves if Some Selected Plants

P.N.Kambale , S.P.Giri, , Ranjeet Mane, and AnupreetTiwana

Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Tech.

Cosmos

4.596

2249-0256

34.    

Blue Green Algae From Industrial Waste Contaminated Soils of Ahmednagar District

J. B. Cholake, A. R. Tuwar and R. K. Aher

International Journal of Researches in Biosciences, Agriculture and Technology (2016) Vol.3 (1), Jan: 66-69.

5.060

2347-517X

35.    

Comparative study on the growth of PleurotussajorcajuMushroom on different substrate

M. D. Kakade, A. S. Wabale, M. N. Kharde, R. D. Borse and D. N. Gholap

International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology

Special Issue: 2016 Pp: 15-16

IF: 1.495

2277-2812

36.    

Effect of Annona squamosa L. (leaf extract) and synthetic fungicide on seed germination, seedling development and seedling vigour index in Tomato.

A M Vikhe and     P Gopal Reddy

International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology

Special Issue: 2016

IF: 1.495

2277-2812

37.    

Effect of liquid algal extracts on seed germination and seedling growth in Okra (Abelmoschusesculentus L.)

A. A. Aher and A. S. Wabale

International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology

Special Issue: 2016 Pp: 1-3

IF: 1.495

2277-2812

38.    

Survey of Members Family-Asclepiadacae from Ahmednagar district.(MS)

V. S. Gulve, , M. N. Kharde, K. J. Salunke

International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology. Special Issue: 2016 Pp:17-19

IF: 1.495

2277-2812

39.    

Mitosporic Fungi From Rhizophoraapiculata of Andaman Island (India)

J. B. Cholake and R. K. Aher

An International Research Journal Peer Reviewed, Speil-Darpan(2016), 3 (1):24-34.

O802-4448

40.    

Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Agri. Pond Fresh Water Algae

Aher A.A. and Wabale A. S

Pravara Journal of Sci. & Tech

Vol.1, No.1 Pp: 29-33

-

-

41.    

Variation in Chlorophyll content of Alfalfa (MedicagosativaL.) as induced by gamma irradiation

M. D. Kakade and R. D. Borse

Pravara Journal of Science and Technology

Vol.1, No.2 Pp: 12-16

-

-

42.    

Biochemical Study of Male Sterile and Fertile Pollen Anthers in

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Monech)

R. D. Borse

Adv. Biores.,

Vol 8 (4) July 2017: 71-72

IF:

3.847

0976-4585

43.    

Use Of Wild Edible Plants As A Food Resource By The Tribes Of

SurganaTahsil Of Nasik District (M.S), India

Gavit M. G, Wabale A. S and Kharde M. N

Adv. Biores., Vol 8 (4) July 2017: 84-86

IF:

3.847

0976-4585

44.    

Studies on Reproductive Morphological variations in genetic

Male sterile line (A), its Fertile counterpart (B), male parent (R)

and F1 (A X R) of G. arboreumL., cv.Y-1

M. N. Kharde

Adv. Biores., Vol 8 (4) July 2017: 75-77

IF:

3.847

0976-4585

45.    

Crucial and Effective Ethnomedicinal Plants in Treating Boils and

Burns

A.S. Wabale

Adv. Biores., Vol 8 (4) July 2017: 73-74

IF:

3.847

0976-4585

46.    

Algal Extract as A Plant Growth Promoter

A AAher and A S Wabale

Adv. Biores., Vol 8 (6) November 2017: 22-24

IF:

3.847

0976-4585

47.    

Effect of pH on Morphological and Physiological Characteristics of Nostocmuscorum

Patare D B and Chaudhari S M

Flora and Fauna, 2017

Vol. 23 (1), Special issue: 69-72

NAAS: 4.55

0971-6920

48.    

Ascomycetes from Mangrove ecosystem of Wandoor-Andaman (India)

J.B. Cholake and R.K. Aher

International Journal of Life Sciences, (2017), 5 (4): 599-605.

IF:

4.369

2320-7817

49.    

Mitosporic fungi from mangrove ecosystem of Wandoor - Andaman (India)

J.B. Cholake and R.K. Aher

International Journal of Life Sciences, (2017).  5 (4): 606-612. 

IF:

4.369

2320-7817

50.    

Marine Ascomycetes fungi from Avicennia marina of Goa (India)

J.B. Cholake and R.K. Aher

Flora and Fauna (2017).  23(1): 171-173. 

NAAS:4.55

0971-6920

 

 

 

Achievements

Sr. No.

Name of the Teacher

Name of the Award

Level

1.

Dr. K. J. Salunke

Life Time Achievement award

National

2.

Dr. M. N. Kharde

Fellow of Academy of Environment and Life Sciences

National

Fellow of Society of Education

National

3.

Dr. A. S. Wabale

Fellow of Indian Botanical Society

National

Fellow of Academy of Environment and Life Sciences

National

Fellow of Society of Education

National

Events

Sr. No.

Event

Level

Funding Agency

Duration

Number of Participants

1

Refresher course Environmental Science

National

UGC-ASC, University of Pune

3rd  -23rd  October 2013

42

2

Mycorrhizal techniques

 

Regional

(Star College Scheme)

DBT, New Delhi

25th and 26th September, 2012.

15

3

Framing of FYBA/FYBSc Restructuring Syllabus

University

SPPU, Pune

7th March 2013

15

4

Framing of FYBSc Seed Technology (Vocational) Syllabus

University

Self-Financed

11th March 2013

15

5

Framing of SYBA/SYBSc Nursery Development, Horticulture and its Management (Restructuring) Syllabus

University

SPPU, Pune

1st January 2014

15

6

Framing of TYBSc Restructuring Syllabus

University

SPPU, Pune

26th February,  2015

15

7

National Conference on, “Current Trends in Bio-Sciences, Medicinal Plants and their Scientific Validation and Novel Applications”

National

Self-Financed

9th and 10th December 2016

195