Sundarwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Bhagalpur (Bihar)



1. Name of the department – BOTANY

2. Year of Establishment- 1959

3. Names of Programmes /Courses offered: UG & PG

4. Names of Inter-disciplinary courses and the departments units involved :

5. Annual /semester /choice based credit system (programme wise):

UG Annual System & PG Semester System

6. Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments:

Co-ordinate with the department of Chemistry, Zoology .

7. Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.: There are several programmes in other colleges and universities where the faculty members are invited to serve as resource person.

8. Details of courses /programmes discontinued(if any) with reasons: NIL

9. Number of teaching posts:

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

10. Faculty profile with name

NAMEQualificationDesignationSpecializationExperiencePhD Prod./ On Going
Dr. Shipra Raj

11. Seminars/Conferences/Workshopsorganized&thesourceoffunding

a) National: 03

b)International: –

Details of Infrastructural facilities :

a) Library: Available

b) InternetfacilitiesforStaff&Students: Available

c) Class rooms with ICT facility: Available in College

d) Laboratories: Practical rooms We have two labs.

Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:

Tutorials, Seminars, Discussions , E-Library etc.

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

Our students participate quite often in the NSS, NCC and sports (Indoor/Outdoor). The students are involved in execution tour, tree plantation, cleaning drive, Adult education, flood relief etc.

35. SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:


1. The greatest strength of the Botany Department is the academic capability of the faculty members.

2. Sufficient space well ventilated and lighted laboratory rooms are available.


1. Mushrooming of private coaching centers are very close surrounding to college campus.

2. Distance of university office campus from college.

3 Lack of sufficient space to horizontal expansion of the department.

4 Lack of ground area for botanical garden. Thus have compulsion to purchase experimental specimen(plant materials) from outside.

5 Lack of required numbers of teaching, staff, peons, and lab technician.

6 Lack of class rooms as per required.


  1. Bright prospect for research and development.

Bright future to select the area of agriculture, medical, bio-technology, bio-informatics, micro-biology, forestry, bio-engineering, ethano- botany, plant pathology, plant breeding and environmental scientist.


  1. Inconsistency in the work culture due to creation of vacancies by retiring staffs of teaching as well as non teaching.

Overload to the existing teachers.