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Smt.Kasturbai Walchand College Sangli.

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Admission 2017-2018
For B.A.-I, B.Sc.-I, B.Sc.Biotech -I, B.Sc.-(Computer Science)-I, B.C.S.-I, And M.A.-I.
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  • Research Field

  • Plant Tissue Culture

  • Field Collection

  • Plant Pressing for Herbarium

  • Mashroom Cultivation

Department of Botany


The subject of botany was started since from the beginning of the college at B. Sc. Part-I in 1960 and continued up to B.Sc. Part-II since from 1961. But the full-fledged department was started and established in 1980 with the incorporation of the subject of botany at B.Sc. Part-III. The department is known for quality education in Shivaji University, Kolhapur with academic reputation and recipients of Shivaji University Gold Medal twice. -Ex-Principal Late Dr. Kuber S. Patil (2005-06) was a versatile teacher with sound knowledge in the field of botany and besides a renowned Palaeobotanist and research guide.

Dept. Information

-Since, last four years our students are occupying top positions in the M. Sc. admission merit list of Shivaji Univeresity, Kolhapur and Pune University Pune and one of our students, Miss. Gadade Jayashri Pandurang has awarded UGC Merit fellowship on the basis of her performance at B. Sc. Botany and entitled to continue the same till her Doctoral research.

-Prin. Dr. Kumar S. Patil is a well known teacher, researcher in botany and he had been in China, France and Vietnam to participate and present his research papers at International Aroid Conferences. He has the credit of three species Amorphophallus concanensis, Arisaema sivdasanii and Arisaema sahyadricum from the family Araceae, he is working with and the department is proud of it. -He is recognized research guide of Shivaji University, Kolhapur and YCMOU, Nasik and with the students working in the field of Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, Pollination Biology, and Bio-chemistry of the family Araceae.

-Mr. M.D. Wadmare is HOD and recognized PG teacher of Shivaji University. He is specialized in Angiosperms and presently working with Phytochemistry of few species of Leucas from Maharashtra.

-Mrs. S. P. Maldar is M. Phil. In Ecology, recognized PG Teacher and presently working on UGC sanctioned Minor Research Project, “Ecological Assessment of some water bodies from Shirala Taluka of Sangli Dist” and workin for her Ph.D. degree. She is also co-ordinator for UGC sanctioned PlantTissue culture certificate courses.

-Dr. S.G. Khadke is a young and enthusiastic researcher, recognized PG teacher and guide for M. Phil. in the field of Cytogenetics and Plant breeding. He was participated in International, National conferences, Seminars with research papers and have published research papers/ articles in reviewed journals. Recently he was nominated for young scientist award at 102nd Indian Science Congress Association, Mumbai. He is a resource person for the college students for Kishor Vaidnyanik protsahan yojana, (KVPY) and at present two of our students are getting fellowship under this scheme of which Miss. Madhulika Nawghare is from botany. Under his guidance two students have admitted to IISER under INSPIRE Scheme of DBT, Govt. of India.

Highlights of Dept.

  • Well equipped and recognized PG laboratory by Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
  • UGC sanctioned Major Research Project aiming at the in-situ and ex-situ conservation of traditional medicinal plants- Dr. K. S. Patil.
  • UGC sanctioned Major Research Project which aims at the development of Heliccoverpa armigera (ghate ali) pest resistance varieties of chick pea ( harbhara) and pegion pea (tur) by recent biotechnological techniques-Dr. S.G. Khadke
  • UGC sanctioned Minor Research Project - Ecological Assessment of water bodies in relation to agriculture in some parts of Sangli District- Mrs. S. P. Maldar
  • UGC sanctioned Career Oriented Course in Plant Tissue Culture.

Faculty Members :

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Asso.Prof & Head Prof. Mr. M.D. Wadmare

Asso.Prof.Dr. Mrs. P. M. Chougule


Assi.Prof. Dr. S.G.Khadke

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