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PROFILE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY

In view of lively rural surroundings and rich diversity in plants, animals and bio- culture, there has been a candid demand for opening Biological Science department in Dinhata College and therefore in 1997 formally the Bio science section with the Departments of Botany and Zoology was opened. Since then the department of Botany has been enrolled for only general stream of course. From the academic session of 2015-16, the Department was upgraded to Honours level of teaching under Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University. The department has shifted to the Jagadish Chandra Bose Bhawan (Science Block) with two new laboratories.

Name of the Department: Department of Botany

Year of establishment: 1997

Names of Programs / Courses offered : UG ( B. Sc. Honours, B. Sc. General)

Number of teaching posts:

 

Sanctioned

Filled

Professor

NA

NA

Associate Professor/Reader

No direct recruitment. Promotion  according to UGC-DPI, Govt. of West Bengal-University Rules

NIL

Assistant Professor

02

01

Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience and research under guidance:

Name

 

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years of

Experience

No. of Ph. D. Students guided for the last 4 years

Dr. Kishore Kumar Thapa

M.Sc. (Botany)

Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Paleobotany and Palynology

Teaching-7yrs

Research-11yrs

NA

Sanjib Saha

M.Sc. (Botany)

Contractual Teacher

Taxonomy of Angiosperms

3yrs

NA

Student Teacher Ratio (program-wise):

            B.Sc. (Hons)- 5:1

            B.Sc (General)-15:1

Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned, filled:

Academic support Staff-   Sanctioned-01    Filled-01

Publications:

Publication per faculty:

Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national /    international):

Monographs:

Chapters in Books:

Books edited:  

Books with ISBN with details of publishers:

Seminar/Conference (National & International)

Number listed in International Database (For e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database - International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, Medline, etc.):

Citation Index – range / average :

SNIP:

SJR: 

Impact Factor – range / average:

h-index:

Name of Faculty

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

j

k

l

Dr. Kishore Kumar Thapa

07

-

05

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

Sanjib Saha

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Faculty as members in 

National committees:

Dr. Kishore Kumar Thapa is a member of:

Indian society of Citriculture

Society of Ethnobotanists.

East Himalaya Society of Spermatophytic Taxonomy.

International committees:

Dr. Kishore Kumar Thapa is a member of:

International Society of Ethnobiology.

International Society of Citriculture.

Awards / recognitions received at the national and international level by

Faculty : Dr. Kishore Kumar Thapa is elected as fellow of The Society of Ethnobotanists(FES),2014

Student profile program-wise:

Name of the Course/Programme

(for the session 2015-16)

Applications received

Selected

Enrolled

Pass percentage

M

 

F

 

M

F

B.Sc.(General) Part I

62

25

15

09

05

Examination yet to be held

B.Sc.(General) Part I

24

19

05

19

05

58

B.Sc.(General) Part I

09

07

02

07

02

90

B.Sc (Hons) Part I *

128

10

05

07

03

Examination yet to be held

               

*Course started from the session 2015-16.

Diversity of students:

Name of the Course

% of students from the same State

% of students from other State

% of students from abroad

B.Sc (Hons)Part I

100

-

-

B.Sc (General) Part I

100

-

-

B.Sc (General) Part II

100

-

-

B.Sc (General) Part III

100

-

-

Details of infrastructural facilities:

Library:

Students access the Central library. The Department does not have any library as such. But the complementary copies provided by different publishers are preserved for use of the students.

Internet facilities for staff and students: Part of Central facilities.

Laboratories: 02

Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:

Technology aided lectures, demonstration, group discussions and educational tours.

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities:

Students are encouraged to participate in ISR through NSS units of the colleges.

SWOC analysis of the department and future plans:

Strengths:

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Challenges

Near optimal Student Teacher ratio

Scope for extension of laboratories.

Landscape for Botanical garden

Lack of botanical museum and herbarium.

Insufficient laboratory space.

 

Scope for field based research activities

Newly opened Honours courses can cater to local demand for the subject.

 

Recruitment policy of permanent faculty.

Financial constraints in up gradation of laboratory

Future Plans:

Opening of an interdisciplinary research laboratorty.

Setting up of Departmental Library.

Overall improvement of Departmental infrastructure.

Setting up a medicinal plant garden.