Department of Biology

Vision:

The Biology Department at Christ College excels with our focus on fundamental teaching and research on plants and animals as well as our study of Biodiversity, Morphology, Populations, and Ecosystem. Department conducts various basic and applied Biology based events which cover topics such as Medicinal Plants, ecological disturbance, invasive species, global climate change and forestry. These topics are thoroughly studied using such tools as remote sensing, microscopy, biogeochemical and physiological analysis and field and laboratory experiments. Our students receive a high quality education through engagement in these topics and tools and through faculty involvement in science education research. Within the department, we offer B.Sc in Botany and up to S.Y.B.Sc Zoology.

Introduction:

The Department of Biology, Christ College, Rajkot, has a three-year Bachelor’s program with specialization in Botany and up to second year B.Sc Zoology. The medium of instruction is English. Faculties are well qualified and experienced with PhD. Biology department introduces students to Basic Biological concepts to shape their scientific temperaments and environmental awareness as well as to advanced projects aimed at sustaining our planet earth.

The Department has 3 qualified staff members headed by Dr. Charmy Kothari.

  1. Dr. Jignasa Joshi- Assistant Professor (Botany)
  2. Ms. Ishita Bhatt- Visiting Faculty (Botany)
  3. Ms. Bhargavi Thaker- Laboratory Assistant

Best Practice:

  • A student gets an opportunity to perform small scale research project work during Third year of Botany.
  • Biology Department conducts Nature education camp, study tour and field excursions along with Nature Club of Christ College.
  • Department organizes quiz programmes, poster presentations, Collage making, Herbarium preparation Competitions and Class seminars for students to increase the general awareness and popularize the subjects among Plant and Animal lovers.

List of the special subjects taught by the department:

  • Plant Diversity -1
  • Angiosperms, Biochemistry, Genetics and Techniques
  • Plant Diversity -2
  • Fundamental and Advance Botany
  • Cryptogamic Botany and Plant Pathology
  • Biology of Seed Plants
  • Ecology
  • Cytology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Anatomy
  • Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Microbiology and Biodiversity
  • Instrumentation, Advance Techniques in Biology, Forest – Forestry, Medicinal Plants and Economic Botany
  • Non chordates-systematic, forms and functions, Cell Biology and Genetics, Applied Zoology and Ecology
  • Chordates-systematic, Forms and functions, Physiology and Histology, Wildlife biology and Comparative account of integuments, Reproductive Physiology and Embryology
  • Non chordates-systematic, forms and functions, Cell Biology and Genetics, Animal behavior and Embryology, Evolution
  • Chordates-systematic, Forms and functions, Physiology and Histology, Wildlife biology & Ecology & Entomology, Fisheries Biology

Additional Features of Department:

Department Exposes the students to various industrial applications of Botany and Zoology through visits to industries, Agriculture Institutes, Ayurved Universities, National Parks and sanctuaries, Nursery, Poultry farm, thereby increasing the scope for Academy-Industry-Interaction. Nature Club had MOU with Rajkot Minicipal Corporation for conducting Nature awareness Activities.

Major Events Conducted by the Department:

  • Nature Education Camp (every year)
  • Study tour for F.Y and S.Y. students at Narara Marine National Park, Ayurveda University, Pearl Millet Research centre, Poultry farm, Khijadia, Poshitra and Gir National Park
  • Poster making, model making, and Herbarium preparation Competitions
  • Workshop for all Students of the college in collaboration with Women Cell
  • Quiz and Debate competitions and Class seminars

Talks By Experts:

No. Expert Title of the Talk Month/Year
1 Dr. Roshni Adiecha Citrus canker – Plant Pathology 30th July 2020
2 Dr. Jayesh Bhatt Medicinal Plants of Kachh Region 23rd July 2020
3 Mr. Ravi Chauhan Zoo management and Practices – ex situ conservation techniques 28th July 2018
4 Mr. Atman Vaidya Snake Awareness Snake Awareness

Certificate Courses:

  1. Certificate Course in Medicinal Botany (2020-21)
  2. Certificate Course on Ecological Studies and Conservation of Wildlife Biology (2020-21)
  3. Certificate Course in Bird Watching and basics of Ornithology (2017-18)

Opportunities:

Government Sectors

  • UPSC and GPSC Recruitments
  • Agricultural Officer in Nationalized, State and Gramin Bank
  • Assistant Professor and Teachers in Colleges and Schools
  • Forest Department
  • Forensic Department
  • Department of Environment and Climate change
  • Gujarat State Pollution Control Board
  • Municipal corporation
  • Government gardens and Museums

Multinational Companies/ Private Sector

  • Herbal product companies
  • Plant Pathologists
  • Farming Consultant
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Plant Biochemist
  • Plant Taxonomist
  • Nursery Manager
  • Forester/ Park Ranger
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Plant Explorers

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