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Department of Botany is established in 1993. Botany department has a vast scope to learn and understand Coastal Biodiversity and rich flora of Western Ghats. Department has it’s Botanical Garden and shade net conserving ferns and epiphytes. Dr. R.P. Jadhav ,Dr. R.T. Patil were previous faculty and presently Dr. D. S. Patil is working as Assistant Professor. Considering the rich flora of Konkan ,Mangrove ecosystem studies and it’s conservation is supported by DR. D. S. Patil. Students and society members are trained to involve in Mangrove ecosystem conservation and awareness creation of this rare detritus type of ecosystem. With help of Mangrove cell consistently the awareness programs are arranged and guidance is given about sustainable development for  livelihood . Department consistently celebrates Water conservation awareness through Green nature club. Pruthvi jal deen 23rd Sept. and International Wetland day celebration .  Wetland brief documentation committee working under   Sindhudurg district collector has created a History of first district which documented 65 wetlands. Dr. D. S. Patil with team of students actively completed the Brief documentation work of 10 wetlands from Vengurle Tehasil and assisted Tehasiladar office to complete the website uploading work.

Green nature club has developed a model for waste recycling a domestic level and school children are trained to do the same.

Creative gardening skills is strength of Dr. D. S. Patil and consistently the department organizes workshops about Terrarium, Flower arrangement and Bonsai ,Dish garden. Self employment can be generated through Floral drink preperations and land scape designing.

Department has maintained 100% result.

Short term course on Medicinal plants identification and conservation has been started by department considering the potential of Konkan to grow plants easily.

NSQF approved UGC’s 1 year Diploma in “ Horticulture and Nursery management”(2020-2021)

Aim and Objectives  of Botany

Aim : To understand floral diversity, physiology, anatomy of plants ,ecology and current trends in Botany for acquiring skills for research development for progression in studies and sustainable development through subject knowledege .

Objectives  :

  1. To train students to understand floral diversity with respect to external morphology, anatomy, physiology and genetics.
  2. To give exposure to the students to identify plants and understand it’s economic importance and ecological aspects
  3. To learn forms and functions of cells and tissue systems theoretically and practically.
  4. To understand ecological importance of plants and understand need of natural resource
  5. To learn the skills of plant product development for enteropreunorship and economical empowerment of society.
  6. To know about current trends in Botany for economical and social development.

To learn to identify plants and taxonomical details at field.


A meeting with Principal is conducted for the distribution of courses of FY and SY B. Sc. As University of Mumbai offers CBGS system of Examination .Syllabus completion, Botanical excursion,Topic wise tests ,Practical, Seminars and Workshops are planned.


Short term courses :

  1. Identification of Medicinal plants : 3 months duration ( 2018 to 2020
  2. UGC : NSQF sanctioned DiplomaCourse in Horticulture and nursery management 2020-2021

Dr. Dhansahree Sagar Patil
M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D.

Asst. Professor and Head

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Non-Teaching Staff

Shri. Sanjay Parab
Laboratory Assistant


Department of Botany-Result and Statistics:

Botanical Excursions:

Department of Botany, Br. BalasahebKhardekar College, Vengurle


Botanical Excursion to Kolhapur:(25th to 27th Dec. 2020)

Objective :To learn creative gardening skills through Golden Jublee flower show of Gardens Club Kolhapur at Agriculture college ,Kolhapur

  1. Visit to New Palace
  2. Nature films competition
  3. Visit to Lead Botanical Garden ,Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
  4. Flower show, Agriculture College.


Excursion tour :NIOGoa,Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary,24th Jan2020
25 students of B.Sc.1 and 2 with 2 staff visited Salim Ali Birds Sanctuary,Charao, Goa.

         Mangrove trail and Interpretation center was informative. Ideal project to learn Mangrove       ecosystem.

Experiencing estuarine ecosystem and understanding Kajan type of farming for sustainable development was eye opening exposure for coastal students.

National Oceanography center is working on various research projects like Invasion ,Robotics to solve problems related to Ocean ecosystem. Films shown by Dr. Gujar ,Agrade scientist was inspiring for students. Talking to Assistant project scientist CharulataGhorapade and discussion about research experience at NIO was igniting experience for students to understand importance of learning  basic sciences.

Mangrove trail to understand Mangrove ecosystem :



  1. Botanical excursion to Amboli-Nileli :B. Sc. I and 2
  2. 26thMarch,2019

Studnets =35

Staff =2

Dr. DhanashreePatil

Mr. J.Y. Naik

Vist to Nileli, Agricultural research center, Under Dapoli Agricultural University

Dr.Kavitkar.gave information about the projects- Goat farming and development of regional breeds of cows. Special development of Kanyal breed to sustain at Konkan climatic conditions was great achievement of the institute.

Azola aquatic fern green fertilizer project : He gave information about Azola growing in artificial tanks and it’s use as a gat feed as well as bio-fertilizer.

Amboli :Amboli is situated on top ranges of Sahyadri. It is evergreen forest ecosystem favorable for variety of endemic floral and faunal species. Rich flora involves Epiphytes : lichen and Orchids. Reptiles and butterflies like blue Mormon is great treasure.

List is recorded in tour report.

Vrikshavachan : Reading the books about trees and their information in detail was done by students sitting under same tree was great experience to understand the habit and properties of tree.


1.Visit to Mandovi Backwater safari project ,18th December 2017: 25 students and 3staff members benefited. Estuarine ecosystem was studies and bird watching under trained women force was done. They gave information of mangroves and their ecological and economical importance.

  1. Visit to Mulade College of Horticulture and Deapartment of Forestry nursery ,Mulade :

45 students and 2 staff member participated in the excursion. Horticulture college of Mulade has nursery of fruit plants,ornamental fishery projects, shade net plantation of Capsicum and Zerbera, Palm varities and Climate recording center.Dr. DarshanKadam gave information abput various fruit plant cutivarsd and climate recording center working. Dr. Ghugusakar gave lecture about ornamental fish production and it’s scope to farmers to develop the commercial production projects. Head, Dr. Nitin Savant welcome students and gave guidance.

Forest department Mulade has developed a very good biodiversity park project and Baboo species conservation. Lady D.F.O.Mrs. Gadeave gave demonstration of Bamboo propagation through simple techniques and explained seed bank development techniques.


Vayanganiplateauon : Insectivorous plants : 15th Sept.2016– Considering the importance 201 Botanical excursion students of B. Sc. II were taken to a plateau of Vayangani to study flora and related fauna of Vayangni. The plateau was covered with many rare species like Drossera, Utircularia(insectivorous) plants as well as 47 other angiosperms were in flowering state comprising 17 Cyperaceae members. Algal Nostoc colonies were found on the rocks. Many such plateaus can be explored in the region to study floral diversity. Detailed report is made by students. Dr. D. S. Patil and Dr. R.T. Patil given the information to 11students with respect to Biodiversity of plateaus and their ecological importance.

Visit to Regional fruit research station ,Vengurle : 20.1.2017 : 30 B.Sc. I students visited the fruit research station under ICAR,DapoliKrishiVidyapeeth, Vengurle.

Year: 2015-2016

  1. Botanical excursion to College campus :B. Sc. II

Botanical field study was arranged in the campus to learn the biodiversity aspects. 17 students under guidance of Dr. D. S. Patilwas arranged. Students learnt floral diversity and written report and enlisted 50 plant species in the campus.

  1. Visit to Mangrove locality “ Manseshwar”:2nd Feb. 2016:
    As a part of wetland day celebration students were taken to mangrove locality to learn mangrove ecosystem and understand floral and faunal species and their role in sustainable development. Under guidance of departmental staff and research fellows from staff 25 students of B. Sc. I enjoyed reading the nature on site. Students enlisted the flora of mangroves and mangrove associates at Manseshwar.
  2. Botanical Excursion to Fruit research center: B. Sc. I

Under guidance of Dr. R. T. Patil botanical excursion was arranged at Regional Fruit Research ,Vengurle . Students learnt the research aspects though visits at various laboratories in the center as well as horticultural aspects in the nursery of the center. Report was submitted to department.

Future plans :

  1. To start T.Y. B.Sc.
  2. To start various skill related courses
  3. To raise a Biodiversity park
  4. To continue wetland conservation work for students development and sustainable wetland restoration
  5. To develop Ecotourism and Agroforestry projects
  6. To create awareness about Biopesticides and Biofertilizers

Departmental Library : Botany Department ( 2015-2020) :


Name of the book




The Great Derangement, Climate Change and the unthinkable

Amitav Ghosh

Penguin Random House ,India


Biodiversity,Agroecology ,Regenerative OrganicAgriculuture

Vandana Shiva,Andre Leu

Westville Publishing Hpoiuse,2018


Birdlife of Sindhudurg, a pictorial field guide

Yogesh Koli,Bhagyahri Parab,Pravin Sawant

Conac ,Bhumi publishing


A guide to Butterflies of Western Ghats,(India)

Milind Bhakare and Hemant Ogale

Milind Bhakare and Ogale,2018


Origin : The Corporate war on Nature and Cuture

Vandana Shiva,et, al

Nature publisher, New Delhi,2018


Rojet : 5 magazines




Sindhudurg Land of Wetlands

District Wetland Committee ,Sidhudurg

Br. Balasaheb Khardekar College ,Vengurle



S.R. Yadav



Garden Plants flowers and trees in India

Premandanda Das ,Rupindar and Reeta KullarR. K. Publications

R. K. Publications


Dye yielding plants,Characters, Properties and uses

Dr.K. Murugan

Center for Innovation in Science and Action( CISSA)


Bird Monitoring,handling and training manual

Bombay Natural History Society

Mangrove Foundation and BNHS


Professional Floral Design Mannual




The Social Dynamics of a growing town and its surrounding area

Iravati Karve and J. S. Randiove

Deccan College,PG and Research Institute,Poona, 1965


An Expidition among the Mangroves of Raigad

Dr. Ajit Telave , Shrikant D. Ghodake

TCC College ,Baramati


The status of cetaceans along the coast of Sindhudurg,Maharashtra

The Konkan Cetacean Research Team,

UNDP, GEF,Forest Department, 2014-15


Wonderworld of Bonsai and Saikai

Jyoti and Nikiunj Parekh

Navaneet publications (INDIA) limited,1993


Birds of Indian Subcontinent,A Field Guide

Ranjit Manakandan et al

Bombay Natural History Society Oxford University Press


Silent Spring

Rachael Carson

A Marinar Book,Houghton Mifflin Company,Boston , New York 2002


Jaivik Vividhata Adhiniyam,2002 Bharat Antargat, A.B.C. Tantra

Bereka Printed Press 2002

UNEP ,gef


Saving Mr. Ridley A Coral reef Tale

UNDP team

Forest Department


Container Gardens

Barbara Pleasant et al

The Gardening Society


Bakhar Ranbhajyanchi

Neelima Joravar

Lokwangamay Gruh,2018