Dept- III Cycle - NAAC Report

                                Evaluative Report of the Botany Department

1.             Name of the Department & its year of establishment:         
    
                                                      Dept. of Botany, 1954

2.             Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters;             Integrated Ph.D., etc.)

                                            UG -                                      B.Sc Botany-
                                            PG                                         M.Sc - Botany
                                            Research                              M.Phil, Ph.D courses through various                                                                                                 Universities
                                           Areas of Research                Biosystematics, Experimental biology,                                                                                               Medicinal botany etc

3.             Interdisciplinary courses and departments involved

                         Botany, Zoology, Chemistry,
                         Botany, Microbiology, Chemistry,
                         Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry.

The Department conducts a Cross Faculty course for students. In addition, when framing the syllabus for all the Botany Courses, a member of another Science Department (Chemistry, Microbiology, and Biotechnology) is requested to give suggestions for making the content interdisciplinary.

4.             Annual/ semester/choice based credit system :

              Choice Based Credit System

5.             Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments
General Elective – 

                Herbal Medicine
                         Green House Management

6.             Number of teaching posts sanctioned and filled (Professors/Associate Professors/ Asst.               Professors)


Sanctioned
Filled
Professor
NIL
NIL
Associate Professors
   04
04
Asst. Professors/Lecturers
   04
06

7.             Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization, (D.Sc./D.Litt. /Ph.D. / M. Phil. etc.,)

Sl.
No.
Name
Qualification
Desig-
nation
Specialization
No.of years of experience
No. of Ph.D. students guided for the last 4 years
Dr . TRoseMary
M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., Ph.D.,
Senior Lecturer
Pharmacology,Mycology & Taxonomy
20 yrs

Sekhara Rao
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Reader
Experimental Biology
26 yrs
3

Dr. B. Siva Kumari
M.Sc.,  Ph.D.
Sr Lecturer
Biosystematics & Plant Physiology, Medicinal Botany& Horticulture
 23 yrs
1
4
Dr . G. Jaya Raj
M.Sc., M.Phil. Ph.D.
Sr. Lecturer
Molecular Biology
16 yrs

5
Mr. P. Srinivasa Rao
M.Sc., M.Phil.
 Lecturer
Pathology, Ecology & Environment
14 yrs

6
Ms. S. Sailaja
M.Sc., M.Phil.
-do-
Cytogenetics & Experimental embryology..
12 yrs



8.             Percentage of classes taken by temporary faculty – programme-wise information

9.             Programme-wise Student Teacher Ratio

                           S.Y. B.Sc 15:1
                           T.Y. B.Sc 15:1

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

                                Sanctioned-3 Filled - 3


11.         Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding                  agencies and c) Total grants received. Mention names of funding agencies and grants                  received project-wise.

Government funded projects

Dr. Mrs. Siva Kumari - Principal Investigator -U.G.C. Major Research Project Grant of Rs. 11, 75,800/Rs  for 3 years for a project entitled Biology- Nanomaterials (2013 till date)

Dr. Mrs. Siva Kumari Principal Investigator- STMB Sanctioned Major research project on 2nd Jan, 2014 a worth of 20 lakhs for Nursery development.

Dr. Mrs. Siva Kumari Principal Investigator- NMPB Sanctioned Minor research project    2014 a worth of 2.60 lakhs for maintenance of Herbal Garden.

 Dr. Mrs. Siva Kumari  Co- Investigator U.G.C. Minor Research Project Grant of Rs.2.05   for two years for a project entitled  Qualitative and quantitative analysis of bioactive compound from rare medicinal plants.- 2014

  1. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; DBT, ICSSR, etc.; total grants received -Nil

  1. Research facility / centre with           

    • state recognition—

    • national recognition

    • international recognition

  1. Publications:

*   number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national /

international)
Books
Monographs

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

S.No
Name of the Lecturer
No of papers published
Books
Monographs
International
National


1
Dr. T. Rose Mary
02
02
Nil
Nil
2
Dr. J Chandra Sekhara Rao
02
02
Nil
Nil
3
Dr. B. Siva Kumari
13
04
03
01
4
Dr. G. Jayaraj
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
5
Mr. P. Srinivasa Rao
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
6
Ms. S. Sailaja
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil


*           Editing Books

       Books with ISBN numbers with details of publishers:

Dr. B. Siva Kumari published a book on Bt and non Bt cotton hybrids – Nitrogen fertilizer effects in the International Journal Lambert publishers, Germany with ISBN No 938-3-659-36730-4

Dr. B. Siva Kumari published proceedings on "Nanobiotechnology related to health and Environment with the ISBN - 97881- 924726 -1- 4 in 2014

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

*           Citation Index – range / average

*           SNIP

*           SJR

*           Impact factor – range / average: --------------2.5

*           h-index

  1. Details of patents and income generated                    NIL

  1. Areas of consultancy and income generated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dr. J. Chandra Sekhara Rao Honorary committee member of APPCB- CFO- EAC- Zonal office, Vijayawada

  1. Faculty recharging strategies:

S.No
Name of the Lecturer
orientation
R.C
Workshops attended
              Seminars
National
International
Papers presented
Attended

Papers presented
Attended
1
Dr. T. Rose Mary
1
2

02

02

2
Dr. J. Chandra sekhara Rao
1
2

02

02

3
Dr. B. Siva Kumari
1
2
9
07
24
17
04
4
Dr. G. Jayaraj
1
2





5
P. Srinivasa Rao
---
---
---
---
12
-----
------
6

Ms. S. Sailaja
---
---
---
---
---
---
---


 
  1. Student projects:

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including interdepartmental:

70% undergraduate students have done short research projects on topics that are not part of their curriculum.

 Percentage of students doing projects in collaboration with industries / institutes:

30 % of undergraduate of students have collaborations with industry.



  1. Awards / recognition's received at the national and international level by


  Faculty:

Dr. B. Siva Kumari received State   Best Lecturer Award in Botany from Commissionerate of Collegiate Education, Government of A.P- 2013 based on API score.

 Dr. B. Siva Kumari received state Best Teacher award in Botany from the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 based on overall performance.  

 Dr. B. Siva Kumari received Indira Priya Darshini National Award from Health Care International  in 2014.


Students:

K. Vandu DB-14 - selected as the best NSS volunteer award of the state of Andhra pradesh           for the year.
K. Vandu -28th Nov 2011- Tripple Jump  -  Gold medal
K. Vandu -DB-14- 100 meters running  - Silver medal
:
o    Doctoral / post doctoral fellows

o    Students

20.          Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding (national

/international) with details of outstanding participants, if any.


S.No
Participants
Date/Year
Title of the activity
Name of the programme
Funding agency
1.
Teachers
26,27-8-11
Two-day National Workshop 

Innovative trends in Life
Sciences

APPCB
2
Staff
30 -9-12

Two-Day National Seminar
Nanobiotechnology in the protection of Health and Environment

UGC
3
Staff
15 to 17-10-12
Three Day National Workshop
Staff Retraining Programme
UGC
4
Staff
27,28-01-14
Two-National Conference
Modern Approaches to the Conservation of Medicinal Plants’
NMPB
5
Staff
24,25-6-14
Two-Day National Workshop
"KNOWLEDGE AND OPENNESS IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Wikipedia group
6
Staff
12,13-8-14
Two-Day National Workshop
"LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS- e-CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
Wikipedia group


21.          Student profile course-wise:

Name of the Course (Refer question No.2)
Applications received
Selected
Pass percentage


Male
Female
Male
Female



























22.       Diversity of Students

Name of the Course
(refer question no. 2)
% of students from the College
% of students from the State
% of students from other states
% of students from other Countries
B.Sc (Botany, Zoo & Che)
20%
    80%
   20%
Nil
















  1. How many students have cleared Civil Services, Defense Services, NET, SLET, GATE and any other competitive examinations? –     20 students

24. Student progression
 

Student progression
Percentage against enrolled
UG to PG                                                           80%
 


PG to M.Phil.                                                     10%
 


PG to Ph.D.                                                       10%
 

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral
 

         Employed

·             Campus selection                                     15%

·             Other than campus recruitment                20%
 

Entrepreneurs

25.       Diversity of staff

Percentage of faculty who are graduates
Of the same parent university
---
From other universities within the state
85%
From other universities from other states
15%


26. Number of faculty who were awarded Ph.D., D.Sc. and D.Litt. during the assessment period.

2-Staff Members


27. Present details about infrastructural facilities

Library: College Library is equipped with sufficient number of books, journals, etc.

Departmental Library: 450 Books, Plant photo albums, News paper clippings

Herbarium Library: holds 3500 volumes on Plant specimens

Botany Museum: 1500 Spotters

 Internet facilities for staff:  An Internet Line connection is available in the Department and in the Research Room for use of faculty.

 2 Labs for students : One Lab is equipped with ICT facility

 Students‘ Laboratories: 2

Research laboratory: We have well equipped research facilities- Tissue culture lab, Microbiology lab, PCR, Co2 incubator, UV spectroscopy, Gel – Dol, Orbital shaker, Leaf area meter, Green house etc.

28. Number of students of the department getting financial assistance from College.25%

29. Was any need assessment exercise undertaken before the development of new program(s)? If so, give the methodology.
       
         Yes, New Programs were started after conducting BOS, field study in our
          neighboring states, having the same courses

30. Does the department obtain feedback from

a.         faculty on curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation? If yes, how does the department utilize it?

Yes, feedback is used for framing new syllabi through the Board of Study, which includes external faculty and also faculty from other departments to bring in the interdisciplinary perspective.

b.         students on staff, curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation and what is the response of the department to the same?

            Students are fully satisfied with staff members regarding teaching and evaluation
            methods. Staff members also monitoring process of students through mentoring  
            and class tests.

c.         alumni and employers on the programmes and what is the response of the department to the same?
An alumnus, industrialists, scientists and faculty were invited to the BOS and they make a valuable contribution.
           
31.       List the distinguished alumni of the department (maximum 10) ----

Dr. Kodela Siva Prasada Rao              Assembly Speaker     A.P
 Dr. Kameneni Srinivas                        Health minister          A.P
Dr. j. Kali Das,                                    Principal Scientist       Oil palm research station
Sri. D. Jaya Prasad                              C.C of Forests,            Kerala
Dr. Mohan Prasad                               Dolphin diagnostics    Vijayawada
Sri. D. Sita Ram                                  NRI                             Austarlia

32.       Give details of student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) with external experts.

Special lectures are being conducted.  Seminars for students are being conducted separately.

S.No
Date/Year
Title of the activity
Name of the programme
Resource person/ Judge/ Incharge

1
26-8-11
Awareness programme
Medicinal Plants Display
 B. Siva Kumari
2
28-8-11
Field trip
Tenneru field trip
T. Rose Mary

3
31-8-11
Awareness programme on Vinayaka chavithi
Patri display, Clay idols campaign
APPCB-
B. Siva Kumari

4
4-9-11
Awareness programme
Herbal garden visit
Aurvedic Doctors
5
15-9-11
Student seminar (ppts presentation)
On eve of World Ozone Day
K. Eawari, Dr. B. Siva Kumari
6
16-9-11
Guest Lecture
On eve of World Ozone Day
Dr. B. Siva Kumari, Dr. T. Sri Kumar
7
30-11-11
Drawing competition
On eve of World AIDS Day
K. Bala Chandra
8
30-6-12
Guest Lecture
RECENT TRENDS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Dr. D. V. N. Sudheer Pamidimarri', South Korea
9
19-7-12
Lab to School- ZPH School- Guest Lecture
Save Nature
Dr. Siva Kumari, P. Srinivasa Rao
10
19-7-12
Lab to School- ZPH School- Blood grouping
100 students benefited
K. Bala Chandra
11
19-7-12
Lab to School- ZPH School- plantation
100 saplings planted
Dr. B. Siva Kumari
12
20-7-12
  Guest lecture on the eve of  Mendel,s day
Contribution of Mendel towards Genetics'
Prof. Kalyan from PSM College
13
25-7-12
Field trip
Tennaru
T. Rose Mary
14
06-8-12
Scientific field trip
Science express-Biodiversity
Dr. B. Siva Kumari,
III.B.Sc students
15
08-9-12
Free Dental Camp
150 students and 30 staff members tested
Dr.M.V.Kiran Kumar garu M.D dental surgeon and staff
16
16-8-12
College-College
KBN staff and students visited the gardens
Dr. B. Siva Kumari
17
27-8-12
Seminar
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Sri G. Vara Prasada Rao- APGWD
18
09-9-12
Lab to society
Ayurvedic Doctors visited the gardens


Ayurvedic Doctors
19
11-9-12
Awareness Programme- Slogan Writing
Save Nature
K. Bala Chandra
20
12-9-12
Awareness Programme- Essay  Writing
1.GLOBAL WARMING
2. YOUR INSIGHT TO MAKE VIJAYAWADA A CLEAN CITY
Dr. T. Sri Kumar
21
14-9-12
Awareness Programme- Drawing competitions
1.SAVE NATURE’
 2.  ‘POLLUTION’
  3. ‘GLOBAL WARMING
Ms. M. Glory
22
18-9-12
Awareness Programme-
Clay- idols distribution
APPCB
III B. Sc students and B. Siva Kumari

23
16th-9- 12
One Day Seminar
On eve of World Ozone Day-  Environ-2012-

24
5-10-12
Guest Lecture
Bio Diversity- Sustainable Development
Dr. Raghu Ram- ANU
25
14th -12-12
One Day Regional  Workshop
Horticultural techniques 





Dr. B. Siva Kumari- ALC, Mr. Srinivas- Dr YSRH University

26
10-7-13
  Guest Lecture
Career guidance for biological students
Dr. V. Naga Lakshmi, IMIS directror, Dr. B. Siva Kumari
27
18-7-13
Drawing competitions
Earth for Tomarrow
K. Bal Chandra, B. Siva Kumari
28

20-7-13

Awereness programme
Slogan writing

T. Rose Mary, Dr. B. Siva Kumari


29
22-7-13
Guest Lecture
Regulation of Ecological Consequences for Sustainable Development

Dr. Bramhaji Rao,ANU
30
25-7-13
One Day Regional  Workshop
Horticultural Techniques 

Dr. B. Siva Kumari
31
3-12-13
Field trip
Dr. YSR Horticultural university
Dr. B. Siva Kumari, III BSc students
32
29-12-13
Seminar
Conservation of Natural Recourses
G. Vara Prasad Rao, A.P. GWD
33
24,25-6-14
One Day National Workshop
KNOWLEDGE AND OPENNESS IN THE DIGITAL ERA" 

Vishnu Vardan, Wikipedia group
34
15days
  WIKIPEDIA TRAINING

Article writing/ Editing/uploading
Wiki group programmers & Dr. B. Siva Kumari

33.       List the teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes


     
Use  of ICT technology in teaching and learning

Dr. B. Siva Kumari developed a scientific website for 60 years old Herbarium- www.loyoladigitalherbarium.co.in developed. It is the first scientific web site at college level in Andhra Pradesh. It is a highly sophisticated technology for conservation and identification of flora.

Dr. B. Siva Kumari developed a Blog alcbotanyvij.blogspot.com developed. All the departmental activities informed to the students through their mails.

 Dr. B. Siva Kumari  prepared the list of plants in the  Herbal Garden of Andhra Loyola College registered under Herbal Gardens in India, Government Web site developed by ICAR, NMPB & DMAPR. It is accessed through Herbal Gardens in India - ALC Fr. V. A. Mathew Herbal Garden link :http://202.160.171.153:8080/nwhgi/nwhgi/showGarden.action?gcode=122

 Lecture methods / chalk and talk method, Experimental method

Smart class room, Simulation based teaching

Field trips, Problem solving, Quiz and seminars

Teaching through charts and models, demo expts

Practicals using fresh and preserved materials and teaching aids

34.       How does the department ensure that programme objectives are constantly met and learning outcomes monitored?

 By conducting periodic written tests for theory and practicals, student‘s presentations, and reports of field excursions.

 Student   Content Generators and Editors of Wikipedia
             Students promoted to be the content generators and content editors for Wikipedia - a collaborativel edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia that the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation supports.

Objectives of the Practice
To provide a platform for advanced learners to showcase themselves, to hone up the skills of writing articles and editing the articles, to improvise the language skills, to give a sense of pride of achievement to the participants, to Build Knowledge Bases and Platforms via Mass Collaboration on the Internet and to develop e­-Content in Indian languages. The students from trained to edit Wikipedia, and work closely with the bigger Wikipedia community to qualitatively and quantitatively improve Wikipedia.

Semester end theory papers for all classes are moderated by external examiner.

ICT method of teaching

Department of Botany developed a Digital Herbarium to increase the longevity of specimens, images of the specimens can be sent electronically. These images may be a sufficient substitute for the specimens themselves, or alternatively, to increase public awareness of herbaria, to improve availability of specimens to a wider students, scholars and to other research institutes.

35.       Highlight the participation of students and faculty in extension activities.

Students:
   
     Most of the students are actively involved in the Extension activities by registered their names in the , NSS, NGC & NCC

    All the first year students participated in the ALANA/ALERT

    Students are actively involved in the Games and they won national and  regional prizes

   Plantation programme

   Lab to School and vice versa programmes

    Maintenance of gardens
Commemoration of Days of Importance: The Department encourages students to organize programmes in order to observe important days declared by the UN and other agencies many of which are also included in the college calendar. Observation of these days is helpful to internalize important concerns of the global society and expose students to the issues of the vulnerable. Some such days observed in the college are, World AIDS Day, World Environment Day, International Women’s Day, Mendel’s Day and World Nature Conservation etc.

Faculty:
S.No
Name of the Lecturer
                  Activity
            Appointments
BOS member
             Organized 
Workshops
Seminars
G.L
1
Dr. T. Rose Mary
01




2
Dr. J. Chandra Sekhara Rao
03



1.Honorary member in APPCB
2. Advisory member- S.V degree college

3
Dr. B. Siva Kumari
05
08
08 
Chaired-5
10

See the Annexure I
4
Dr. G. Jayaraj
Nil




5

P. Srinivasa Rao
Nil
Nil
Nil


6
Ms. S. Sailaja






Annexure- I


Dr. B. Siva Kumari appointed as Academic Auditor by the Commissionerate of Collegiate Education, Andhra Pradesh

    Dr. B. Siva Kumari, Dept. of Botany, has been appointed as a  Member of the Executive Comm ittee of the Alumni Association, JMJ College for Women, Tenali, during November 2013

   Dr. B. Siva Kumari  member of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Academic Council, Staff Council, Planning & Evaluation Committee, Grievances Redressel Committee Anti-sexual Harassment Committee,  Member of Women’s, Executive committee member of ALC staff association, One of the Director of the staff co-operative society  of Andhra Loyola College.

                Dr. B. Siva Kumari MICRO OBSERVER" for II B.Tech examinations at P.V.P                           SIDDHARTHA       INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
       
              Dr. B. Siva Kumari selected as one of the panel member in the Women’s World Congress           2014        on the topic Impact of Agricultural technologies on Women health, at IICW-                2014 at Hyderabad.


      Dr. B. Siva Kumari nominated as a   National Scientific Advisory Committee member   for        International Conference on Nano Science & Engineering Application (ICONSEA-2014)           Centre for Nano Science and Technology, JNTU, HYD.

     Dr. B. Siva Kumari chaired a workshop session in the WOMEN'S WORLD CONGRESS-       2014 on the Workshop theme 'WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY' and                    presented a paper on 'AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON       WOMEN organized by Central University, HYDERABAD from 17th to 22nd August, 2014.

            Dr. B. Siva Kumari invited as a Jury member for 42 INSEE on 14th Nov, 2014 at KBN               College to judge the exhibits.


        Dr. B. Siva Kumari invited as a Judge for the 41st JNNSME Exhibition-2014 at district                level held at KBC ZP High School, Patamata, Vijayawada, on 1st Jan, 2014


     Dr. B. Siva Kumari   invited as a Judge for the 41st JNNSME Exhibition-2014 at state level       held at Bhishop Grassi High School, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh from 5th to 7th Jan,             2014.

       Dr. B. Siva Kumari invited as a Judge for district level science exhibition at S.K.P.V.V Hindu       high school Vijayawada from 1st to 3rd August 2011.

      Dr. B. Siva Kumari   invited as a Judge for district level science exhibition at S.K.P.V.V         Hindu high school Vijayawada from 1st to 3rd August 2011.

     NGC ACTIVITIES:

        Dr. B. Siva Kumari department of Botany appointed as a National Green Corps Co-                ordinator on 15th July, 2014

         Dr. B. Siva Kumari, NGC Coordinator organized the  following awareness programmes  for the academic year-2014-15

S.no
   ACTIVITY
             Topic
DATE
Resource Person/Judges
1
Drawing competition
Save Nature, Make Vijayawada City -Green Hat of the State, & Conservation of Biodiversity
25-7-14
Dr. T. Sri Kumar, Ms. Glory
2
Guest Lecture
Conservation of Biodiversity’
28-7 -14
Sri. P. Ashok Kumar, DFO
3
Plantation work
Plantation near ugc hostel
22-8-14
70-students participated
4
Campus cleaning
Removal of un wanted plants
24-8-14
40-students participated
5
Plantation
Plantation near P.G Dept
27-8-14
30-students participated
6.
Seminar
The role of Medicinal Plants in Reducing Pollution,
28-8-14
Dr.Sirisha, JNIAS, HYD
7
Awareness campaign
NEERU-MEERU programme
30-8-14
G. Rama mohan rao- MLA, Sri. MIshra IFS, Sri. P. Ashok, DFO

8

Guest Lecture
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION-ROLE OF STUDENTs
8-9-14
Dr. B. Siva Kumari, Dr. T. Sri Kumar
9
Plantation work
Plantation near the UGC hostel
11-9-14
50-students participated
10
Drawing competitions
SAVE NATURE
11-9-14
300 STUDENTS PARTICIPATED
11
Seminar
ENVIRON-2014
16-9-14
Dr. Brahaji Rao, ANU
12
Blood donation
Blood donation to cancer hospital
18-11-14
40 students donated the blood
13
Awareness campign
PLASTIC FREE CAMPAIGN
19-11-14
All NGC students

Seminar




14
Seminar
GREEN         Green technology-A way to Resilience

4-2-15
Dr. Prabhat Kr.Pankaj,
Prof. M.V. Subba Rao




National Service Scheme

Dr. B. Siva Kumari, Women’s Cell Coordinator (10-06-2008-10-06-2010) organized following events to enrich the women on various issues.

S.No
Date
Activity
TOPIC
RESOURCE PERSON/JUDGE
1
18-8-08
Orientation
Inauguration and motivation of girl students
Mrs.Mallika Begum Mayor of Vijayawada, politics,
 Ms.Ahammadunnisa Begum S.I Women protection cell, Vja 
 Mrs. T.Vijaya Lakshmi Vice-Principal S.D.M.S College Vja. Education
2
19-11-08
Guest Lecture
Gynic problems in teenage girls
Mrs.Dr.Vindhya Gynecologist in St.Ann’s Hospital
3
18-12-08
Motivational talk
I Year P.G and U.G students
Mr.BalaRaj,Jagruthi member
4
19-12-08
Domestic survey
Survey on Women-education, employment, girls’ education, child labour,   Eve teegeing of girls, Dowry cases etc
Kreesturajapuram and a part of Gunadala areas.
5
4-01-09
Collection of un used cloths
Collection of un used cloths from the students

6
6-01-09
Inter Collegiate Competitions
Debate, Essay writing, poster presentations, Skit and group dance.
Mrs. M.Ratna Bindu Mayor
Mrs.Tammareddi Nirmala, Retd prof in Telugu, ANU
Mrs. N.Vidya khanna

12-02-09
Visiting old age and orphan houses

Distribution of fruits, conducting cultural programmes
Dr. B. Siva Kumari,
Mr. K. Bala Chandra
8
17-7-09
Inauguration
Women-Empowerment- Education
Mayor- Ratna Bindu, V.Satya Sudha, Eng lecturer
9
22-07-09
Environmental Awareness Day
The role of youth in protecting environment”
1.Prof. A Bayappa Reddy, Member of A.P. Pollution control board,
2. G.S Badirinath, Zonal officer, A.P.P.C.B, 3.Mr.S.Venkateswarlu Environmental Engineer, A.P.P.C.B 4. Mr.Uday Singh Gautham member of Jana Vignan Vedika
10
26-08-09
Guest Lecture
Role of the women in the society
Ms. Tadi Sakuntala, VIJ-Mayor
11
28-08-09
Orientation
Orientation to I year P.G and U.G students
Rev. Sr. Lissy Joseph, Social activist
12

Fund collection
10,000-00 deposited in the Bank, Interest given to the Children of IVth class employee

13
10-09-09
Visiting HIV homes
Distributed the unused cloths, fruits and some money
Rev. Fr. Rex Angelo, Eswari and B. Siva Kumari

36.       Give details of “beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department.
            Faculty members are actively involved in the College extension activities:

Acting as a Board of Study Members
  
Participating in other College competitions as a Judges.
       
             Department of Botany is collaborating with Wikipedia foundation for the                                    development of Telugu Wikipedia. 5 students are trained in Botany.

37.       State whether the programme/ department is accredited/ graded by other agencies. Give details.


 In CPE evaluation department identified as STAR DEPT.
           

38.       Detail any five Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) of the department
       Strengths

Faculty with expertise in different disciplines and from different Universities.

Faculty with consistent record of research paper publication, conference presentations (national & international) and consultancy.

ALC Digital herbarium  is the most reputed non-governmental institution for Plant Taxonomy in Andhra Pradesh

The collections for the ‗Flora of Andhra Loyola College‘  written by Dr. B. Siva Kumari are deposited in ALC Digital Herbarium and constitute a rich reference source for identification and critical study of flowering plants.

Well established Green house , Botanical garden, Herbal garden
      
        Weakness:

 Getting academically weak students at the first year level.

Most of the students opt for subjects like Microbiology  or Biotechnology. Very few students opt for Botany as their first choice.

Less job opportunities in the market.


 Lack of communication skill is the major setback of the students growth

       Opportunities:

The growing awareness on environmental issues and agriculture needs improved capacities for the staff to meet the demands of the students.

Well established labs

Demand by environment protection agencies as botany is intrinsically related to environmental science.

  Opportunity to prepare our own syllabi and implement the same with greater freedom.

To start new interdisciplinary programmes

 Students are allowed to use departmental library


39.       Future plans of the department.

 Planning for introducing more job/skill  oriented courses

Applying for more certificate courses

Collaboration with industries and institutions

Self –Employability and  innovative programmes to the students

To strengthen our research and consultancy work.

To publish quality research papers in peer reviewed journals.

To teach pro-industry academic programmes and prepare students for the future.

To conduct professional training for the students in various subjects



7 comments:

  1. M.AJAY-DB-7
    1)AZADIRACHTA INDICA- meliaceae family
    2)it is a perennial tree, woody, erect, ramel,cauline, cymose, pedicillate, 5 sepals,petals-5, tricarpellary, monadelphous stamens..
    3) uses- skin diseases, respiratory diseases, intestinal problems etc..

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  3. NAME:A.ANNINA TEJASWI
    ROLL NO:DB-09

    FAMILY:Fabaceae
    * Mesophyte, annual herb
    * Tap root system
    * Aerial, erect, green, herbaceous, branched, hairy, cylindrical, solid.
    * Carnile and ramal broadly elliptic, ovate or obovate, base cuneate to rounded, apex obtuse to rounded, pubescent; stipules c. 4 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, persistent.
    * Br,Ebrl,pedicel, zygomorphic,Flowers solitary, axillary; persistent; bracteoles foliaceous, auricled.
    * Calyx tube 5-7 mm long, pubescent; lobes acuminate. Petals blue or white, clawed; standard 3.5-4.3 cm long, obovate, emarginate; wings oblong, falcate, adnate to keel; keels obovate, incurved.
    * Stamens diadelphous; filaments unequal.
    * Ovary c. 7 mm long, pubescent; style curved, apex dilated. Pods 5-9 x 0.6-0.9 cm, linear, apically beaked. Seeds many, 5-7 mm long.
    **MEDICINAL USES:Part Used— Root/root bark, seeds
    It alleviates swelling and pain. It has haemostatic action hence it is ued in piles specially bleeding piles. Piles are cleaned with the decoction and the paste of whole plant is applied over it. Leaf juice is used as nasal drops in headache. Oil boiled with dhamasa is used for massage in rheumatoi4 arthritis..

    Decoction is used for gargling in stomatitis and for cleaning wounds. It prevents pus formation.

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  4. SHUBHAM LUCAS, DB-01

    1.PLANT NAME-Artabotrys odoratissimus, FAMILY- ANNONACEAE
    2.It is a perennial, woody shrub , tap root system , aromatic. leaf-ovate, lanceolate with unicostate, reticulate venation. Inflorescence-solitary, axillary. flower- trimerous , hypogynus,9 tepals arranged in 3 whorls. Fruit- apocarpous.



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  5. U.Praveen DZ-47
    Plantname:Tridax procumbens
    mesophyte,shrub,perennial,decumbent stem,toothed leaves,head inflorescence,ray floret,pappus,nectar glands,basal placentation,cypsela.

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  6. Name:u.Praveen DZ-47
    plant:Tridox procumbens
    mesophyte,shrub,perennial,decumbent stem,toothed leaves,head inflorescence,ray floret,pappus(helps in fruit dispersal),nectar glands at the base of the corolla,basal placentation,cypsela,
    uses:antiviral,antioxidant,antibiotic,wound healing activity,insecticidal,anti inflammatory

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  7. M.V.N.SRAVYA:DZ-15
    plant:Euphorbia hirta
    Family:euphorbiaceae
    1)erect,annual herb,panatropical weed,hairy red coluredstem,cauline,ramele,stipulate,petiolate,opposite superposed
    2)axillary cyme,unisexual,pedicellate,white,bracteate,ebractelate,incomplete,
    androecium infinite,hypogynous,axile placentation
    Uses:cure bronchitis,veneral diseases,impotency,diarrhea,mouth ulcers,dandruff

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