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Senior College - Botany

History of the Department

The Department of Botany is one of the oldest departments in Jai Hind College. The subject of Botany was introduced at the B.Sc. subsidiary level right from the inception of Jai Hind college and was subsequently continued as a Principal/ Major subject at the B. Sc. Degree level from the year 1962. With the introduction of 10 + 2 + 3 pattern at the undergraduate level, Botany is being offered as a Major subject (6 units) along with Horticulture and Gardening as an applied Component.
The Department of Botany was recognized by the University of Mumbai for M. Phil., M. Sc. (By Research) from the year 1980 and Ph.D. (Science) in the subject of Botany from the year 1984.

  1. All faculty members are Ph.D. and highly motivated towards research and improving their academic qualifications.
  2.  The department is recognised for Ph.D. with two research guides.

Email: sangeeta.godbole@jaihindcollege.edu.in

Activities of the Department – Details

  1. The department has produced 22 Ph.D. and 10 M.Sc. (By Research) Post Graduates
    • 11 Ph.D. + 8 M.Sc. (by research) under the guidance of Dr B Sasikumar.
    • 5 Ph.D. + 2 M.Sc (by research) under the guidance of Dr. Mrs S. Sasikumar.
    • 2 Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. B. M. Tamhane.
    • 4 Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. A. N. Joshi.
    • 1 student is registered under the guidance of Dr. S. A. Godbole (Present HOD).
    • 2 students are registered under the guidance of Dr. Devangi Chachad.
  2. Most of the teachers are Post Graduate lecturers.
  3. All faculty members are examiners, paper setters or moderators for various university exams. They are also members of Board of Studies at various autonomous colleges.
  4. Department has been regularly organizing academic workshops, conferences and lectures by eminent researchers for the benefit of students and teachers
  5. Excursions (Local and outstation) are arranged for Botany and Horticulture students.
  6. Alumni of the department are invited to demonstrate their skills to the current batch of students.
  7. Students are encouraged and trained to participate in various intra, inter-collegiate and inter-university level (extra-curricular and co- curricular) competitions.
  8. Students have been winning in most of these competitions due to their hard work and able guidance from teachers of this department. In the academic year 2018-2019, students of the department won Silver Medal at Avishkar-2018, which is a prestigious research competition.


Faculty of the department of


Name of faculty





Dr. Sangeeta A. Godbole

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Botany


Plant Physiology,
Molecular Biology


Dr. Devangi P. Chachad

Associate Professor


Angiosperms and Phytochemistry,


Dr. Payal. A. Acharekar

Associate Professor

M.Sc., M.Sc. (U.K.), PhD.

Environmental Botany


Dr. Archana D. Ashtekar

Assistant Professor


Plant Physiology and Biochemistry,
Molecular Biology


Dr. Bharati S. Bist

Assistant Professor


Angiosperms and Phytochemistry, Environmental Botany