Department of Botany

Year of Establishment June 1982
Number of Teachers 04 + 03 (CHB)
Number of Books in the Departmental Library 300
Number of Journals / Periodicals 14
Number of Computers with internet access 04
Other Equipments OHP 01, LCD Projector 02, Field Camera 02, Spectro Photo Meter 01, Flame Photo Meter 01, Cooling Cetrifuge 01, Phase contrast microscope, Photo imaging system 01, Laminar airflow 01, Autoclave 02, Oven 01.

About Department

Post graduation in the Department started in 1989, with Algae as specialization.
The laboratory is recognized as a research center, North Maharashtra University.

  • The Department has been identified as star department by UGC under CPE scheme in 2006.
  • The Department is well equipped and strengthened through UGC the CPE scheme to enhance the research activities in the department. Separate cultural and preparation rooms are also available in the department.
  • The Department has modern teaching aids, Specimens, Microbiology slides, Cassettes, Visual Charts, Class Work material and Herbarium.


Programmes offered

  • B.Sc. Botany

Teaching Staff

Dr. Neelima Himmatrao Patil (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
Associate Professor and Head of Department
Specialization : BlueGreen Algae
Experience : 28 Yrs
Associate Professor
Specialization : Mycology
Experience : 33 Yrs
Dr. Mathew Varghese (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
Associate Professor
Specialization : Angiosperm Taxonomy
Experience : 29 Yrs
Dr. Balasaheb Daulat Garud (M.Sc.,Ph.D.)
Associate Professor
Specialization : Angiosperm Taxonomy
Experience : 28 Yrs
Dr. Vitthal N. Rathod (M.Sc.,Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor
Specialization : Pteridophytes
Experience : 07 Yrs
  Ms.Mrunal Puranik (M.Sc. B.Ed.)
  Ms.Dinu Mathew (M.Sc. B.Ed.)
  Mr. Yogesh Patil (M.Sc.)
  Dr. M. R. Ujjainkar (M.Sc.,Ph.D.)
  Dr. S. S. Yadav (M.Sc., Ph.D.)


  • Botany department has been able to produce Six University Gold Medalists (University First Rank), they are :
    • Shital Shah (1985, Pune University)
    • Riddhi Agrawal (2002, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon)
    • Tahessen Bano Pyaroddin Sheikh (2010, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon)
    • Dinu Mathew (2012, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon)
    • Krunali Patil (2016, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon)
    • Priyanka Pathak (2017, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon)

Club \ Association

  • Welcome function for First year students.
  • Guest Lectures.
  • Workshops.
  • Exhibitions.
  • Botanical Excursion & field collection.
  • Industrial & Research visits.
  • Farewell function for Final year students .


Our Pride

  • Hon. Minister Ram Shinde (Cabinet minister, Maharashtra state)
  • Dr. S. H. Patil, I.F.S. (Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Maharashtra state)
  • Dr. Rajesh Valvi (Deputy Registrar, NMU Jalgaon)
  • Dr. Vikas Patil (Deputy Registrar, Pune University)


Research Projects

Name of Principal Investigator Duration of project Name of the research  project Amount / Fund received Name of funding agency Year of sanction
Dr. S. S. Yadav 2011-2013 Inventory and conservation statergies of plants diversity of satpuda region in maharashtra 682700 UGC 2011


Research Papers

Title of paper Name of the author/s Name of journal Year of publication ISBN/ISSN number
Medical Plants of Patnadevi forests, Chalisgaon Taluka, Maharashtra,India S. S. Nikam & S.S.Yadav Plant Archieves 2012-13 0927-5210
Nutraceutical wild edible plant species of jalgaon district khandesh (M.S.), India S. Shaikh Firdos Jamal  & S.S.Yadav Plant Archieves 2012-13 0927-5210
Cyanophycean florA of Toranmal, District Nandurbar, Maharashtra Patil Neelima Indian Hydrobiology 2012-13 0971-6548
Biodiversity of genus Cosmarium from district Nashik(M.S.) India Patil K P and Deore L.T. Phykos 2016-17 541182



Year Programme Name Number of Student Appeared Number of Students Passed Percentage of Passing


B.Sc. 08 07 85.71


B.Sc. 24 15 62.5


B.Sc. 23 16 69.5


B.Sc. 11 04 36.36


B.Sc. 09 06 66.66