Botany and Microbiology
Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya started in year 1956
as single science faculty college at Ambajogai. It was affiliated to
Osmania University, Hyderabad. In the beginning
there was Biology Department, headed by Mrs. S. G. Kulkarni. Under the able
guidance of Mrs. S.G. Kulkarni and Dr. A. D. Bhate, Department of Botany was
well equipped with all facilities to teach and do research in Botany and
At present college runs graduation courses
for B.Sc. degree in Botany and Microbiology as one of the optionals. There
are various combinations such as Bot-Zoo-Comp.Sci., Bot–Zool–Chem, Bot–Zool–MicroB.
and Bot—Chem-MicroB. and students can opt any one of the above
combinations. At Third year level, students can opt to any one stream like
Economic Botany, Plant Protection, Angiosperms etc.
In the year 1984-85 Microbiology was
introduced as one of the applied subject.
In the department there is well arranged
museum, one junior laboratory, one Senior laboratory, a separate
Microbiology laboratory and preparation cum research room. Department is
well equipped with instruments like microscopes, incubators, auto-clave,
shaker, monopan balance colorimeters, centrifuges, air samplers, PH-meters,
glass wares, bio-visual aids and photographic unit. There is well maintained
botanical garden in our college. There are number of ornamental plants and
some medicinal plants in our garden. It caters the need of various plants
and plant parts required for regular practicals.
Department of Botany from its establishment
has been active in different activities concerned with plant sciences, as
planting of trees in college campus and in town, establishing gardens,
exhibitions, and providing guidance to local persons, farmers and nurseries.
Under the present COSIP scheme sanctioned to college, Department of Botany
and Micro biology have submitted 5 projects out of which two are near
completion. Both projects are related to current problems of pollution of
water and Air. All the staff members are active in research, participating
in conferences, seminars, guiding students for research work and inculcating
Shri. R.D. Joshi and Dr. Hamde from
Microbiology department have undertaken survey of underground water to test
for its potability.
In the last decade Aero biological studies
over different crops at Ambajogai had been carried out by Dr. Khot, Dr.
Bhate, Dr. Mrs. Deshmukh. At present Dr. Bhiowgude has carried out Air
sampling for allergens at patient’s residence, who were suffering from
Department of Botany every year carries out
local excursion for students to study vegetation. Staff of Microbiology
dept. every year carries out blood grouping of students and staff. A list
of persons with their blood groups is made available to S.R.T..R. Medical
College and those who need it.
Staff members of Botany and Microbiology are
trying their best to :-
1) educate students in
2) preparing them to
take part in research
3) making them aware
of current biological problems of public concern and relevance
4) preparing them for