GOVERNMENT DEGREE COLLEGE, PUTTUR

Narayanavanam Road, Puttur, Chittoor (Dt), A.P.- 517583

Email: puttoor.jkc@gmail.com, Phone: 08577-221580




DEPARTMENT OF Botany PROFILE Established : 1983



Overview

                                             Botany is an important branch of Biology or Life sciences, that has very good opportunities in the fields of academics, research having very good employment options. The Department of the Botany was established in the year 1983. At present having 3 regular teaching positions catering the academic needs of the student community studying Botany as one of the optional subjects in their Programme. The department is handling the B.Sc. Programme in CBCS pattern with Botany, Zoology & Chemistry combination (B.Z.C.) in both media, Biotechnology, Botany & Chemistry combination (Bi.B.C) in English medium and Microbiology, Botany & Chemistry combination (Mi.B.C) in English medium. The Department is also offering a PG programme, M.Sc., Botany course in CBCS pattern.

                                            The Department striving hard in encouraging the students of Botany in building the good academic career with the required curricular inputs and by organising co-curricular activities like Student seminars, Quiz Programmes, On line plays like “Kahoot” and Field visits. The Students of Botany are also encouraged to participate in the Extra-curricular activities organised by NSS, NCC and other different clubs / cells of the college.


Programmes Offered

 

Programmme

Programme Name

Group/Subject


UG


BSc

Botany, Zoology, Chemistry ( TM)

Botany, Zoology, Chemistry ( EM)

Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry (EM)

Botany, Microbiology, Chemistry ( EM)

PG

MSc

Botany

                                            * CBCS system is followed for all UG/PG programmes

Programme wise Student Profile (Current year data)

 


Programme


Name of the Group


Students enrolled



Total


Male

Female




BSc

Botany, Zoology, Chemistry

( TM)

I

15

27

42

II

09

12

21

III

23

07

30

Botany, Zoology, Chemistry

 ( EM)

I

07

03

10

Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry (EM)

I

07

03

10

II

03

11

14

III

02

05

07

Botany, Microbiology, Chemistry ( EM)

I

03

12

15

II

04

10

14

III

05

06

11

PG

Botany


I

07

10

17

II

04

18

22

Grand Total



89

124

213

Teaching posts and Non-Teaching Posts

 

Name

Qualification

Designation

K. Sai Venkatesh

M.Sc, NET, (Ph.D.)

Lecturer

Dr. M. Aruna Kumari

M.Sc., B.Ed.,  Ph.D.

AP SET

Lecturer

P. Sivaramakrishna

M.Sc, B.Ed.,NET, APSET, GATE.

Lecturer


Programme wise Student – Teacher ratio

 

S.No.

Programme

Student teacher ratio

1

B.Sc.

58:1

2

PG

13:1

Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

 

  • Class room teaching
  • Power point presentations
  • Class Seminars
  • Group Discussions
  •  Quiz programmes
  • Guest lecturers
  • Study projects
Details of Infrastructural Facilities

 

  • Departmental  Library  Reference Books
  • Internet facilities for Staff & Students.
  • ICT facility: 01 LCD projector
  • Laboratories – 2 Labs.

SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans

Strengths

 

  • Efficient & Experienced  Faculty with  doctoral degree
  • Good infrastructure and well established Laboratories.
  • Consistent good pass percentage.

Weaknesses

 

  • The socio-economic background of many of the students
  • Most of the students are of first generation
  • Poor communication skills in English.

Opportunities

 

  • Improving enrolment
  • Improving the optimum usage of ICT in teaching learning
  • Exploring the starting of new Job-oriented courses

Challenges

 

  • Sustaining quality along with access
  • More placements
  • Generation of resources  for research facilities in the department

Future Plans

 

  • To start multidisciplinary job oriented courses
  • To a conduct a national seminar
  • To establish Research  Centre in the department