College Mono
Sri Sathya Sai College for Women, Bhopal
(Under Autonomous Scheme of U.G.C)
NAAC Re-accredited Autonomous College under the UGC Scheme with 'A' Grade

The Department of Botany was established in 1981and Microbiology was introduced in 2006.

The Department offers undergraduate course with Zoology and Chemistry as other subjects.


Aims of the department:-

  • To motivate and guide students with quality education in Botany and Microbiology.
  • To give them a wide spectrum of latest technology and new branches associated with Botany & Microbiology as a subject.
  • To develop scientific skills.

Introduction:-

Botany as a subject is related to the study of plants and a career in it would mean studying in depth about plants, fungi, algae, diseases, growth, metabolism and the structure between different groups. A person who works in this field is called a Botanist. It will be the job of the botanist to study plant life along with finding solutions to problems related to that of forest and agriculture. There are also botanists who deal with space travel agriculture, artificial environments, hydroponics and various other interesting areas of research. Botanists are required by varied organisations ranging from multinationals to research organisations to hospitality and tourism bodies, depending upon the nature of their activities. They fit into different roles depending on the activity of the organization.

Microbiology is a broad discipline of biology with works with the function, structure, uses, and the existence of the microscopic organism (microorganisms). Microorganisms are those organisms which are very small can't be seen with the naked eyes. The microorganisms which are studied in Microbiology include algae, viruses, protozoan, fungi and bacteria. The immense research and findings with the help of Microbiology has not only helped human beings to fight the ill-effects of these organisms but on the contrary, helped many industries produce products for the well fare and profit of other living beings. Microbiology is a wide field which offers many specializations for instance, Marine Microbiologists, Agricultural Microbiologists and Industrial Microbiologist etc. A person who specializes in this field is called as Microbiologists. The role of Microbiologists is to ensure our food is safe or not, developing green technologies, treating and preventing disease or tracking the role of microbes in the climate change. In the recent years, Microbiology has created a lot of buzz and gained popularity leading to a rush in the number of students who are looking forward to pursuing microbiology as a career.

 

Courses:-

Microbiology is a broad term studying microorganisms that includes Bacteriology, Virology, Molecular biology, Mycology, Parasitology, and other branches. A Microbiologist is a specialist required in quality assurance of the product be it a food, pharmacy product or for initializing any tests that have to be performed in vitro before testing in vivo or other higher living systems. We offer courses as mentioned below which are recognized by Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

  • B.Sc. Biology- (Botany/ Chemistry/ Zoology)
  • B.Sc. Microbiology-
    • (Botany/ Chemistry/ Microbiology)
    • (Botany/ Microbiology / Zoology)
    • (Microbiology / Chemistry/ Zoology)

Skill Enhancement Courses/ Training Programmes:-

  • Hands on Skill Development Courses
  • Training Programmes (Short-term and Long-term)
  • Dissertation
    • Basic Techniques in Microbiology
    • Clinical Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Biofertilizer
    • Food Microbiology
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Special Features:-

  • To impart quality education through interactive approach.
  • To motivate students to upgrade their potential through projects, seminars, presentations and discussions.
  • 100 percent results with merit positions in the university.
  • Conducts awareness activities and local field trips to various scientific organizations.
  • Provides career counseling and career guidance to the students.
  • The department provides knowledge in technical experimental skill, scientific attitude, creativity and sense of discovery in the field of biological sciences.
  • The department has Well ventilated large Botany & Microbiology Laboratory.
  • The department has a library of 1127 books. It also has a book bank which offers free books to the students.
  • The department has well equipped laboratory with large number of major and minor instruments to perform all the required experiments for UG, PG and Ph.D.
  • The department is also equipped with 58 apparatus to perform all the required experiments for the courses.
  • There are 145 charts, 263 slides and 39 specimens for practical study for the students.
  • Apart from conventional class room teaching, the students are taken on local excursion to familiarize them with local flora.
  • Separate instrumentation room with autoclave, incubator, hot air oven, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Digital pH meter, colorimeter, colony counter, water bath etc
  • Separate inoculation chamber with laminar air flow.
  • Lectures are delivered using smart board also.
  • The result of the department has been excellent with most of the students passed with Ist division.
  • Dr. Renu Mishra, HOD is a registered guide in Botany & Microbiology. Eight Research scholars are working under her guidance.

Research Facilities:-

  • Staff of the Botany and Microbiology Department offers Research based Job Oriented Project(JOP) training to VI Semester(Under Graduate) students and six month dissertation training to Post Graduate students of Microbiology, Botany and Biotechnology. The same trainings are open for students of other institutes too on nominal charges.
  • The students are motivated to go in the field of research, by encouraging them for internship, trainings and dissertation further authenticating their work in the form of publication. The faculty also conducts sessions with the students to explain the values for self growth and follow ethics for the betterment of society. Owing to good coordination, knowledge and talents are disseminated through a series of inter disciplinary programmes and activities for the all-round growth of students.

Staff Members:-

Name Designation Qualification Experience Specialization
Dr. Renu Mishra HoD,Botany & Microbiology Ph.D., M.Sc. 30 Years Plant Pathology, Microbiology
Dr. Shikha Mandloi Asst Prof., MicroBiology Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Ed. 15 Years Medical Microbiology
Dr. Nishi Yadav Asst Prof. ,Microbiology Ph.D., M.Sc. 9 Years Bacteriology, Medical Microbiology
Two Lab Technicians