Department of Botany

About Department of Botany

           With the warm blessings of his Holiness Shri.Shri. Duradundishwar Mahant Swamiji of  Murgod, the establishment of K.R.C.E.S. College took place on 20-06-1968

             Initially two faculties, i.e., Arts and Science with two classes. i.e.,.PUC and Degree Part –I  were started with a hand  full  of teachers. The students strength was 365. Dr V.V. Jatti was the founder Principal of our College. He was instrumental in giving a proper shape to the institution both  in terms of infrastructure  and quality education .

             Under science course only 4 science subjects were introduced i.e., Physics Chemistry,  Mathematics, and Biology. These were the compulsory subjects for PUC science but for B.Sc. Part- I  a choice for Maths / Biology was  offered. Accordingly 4 departments got established on 20-06-1968 under the science subjects.

             The Biology Department to begin with had 2 staff members. Shri S.G Jigajinni. as Lecturer in Botany, and Shri M.K. Shivanagol, B.Sc. as Demonstrator in Biology. Then many staff members joined the department such as Prof. M.Y Hiragannavar Prof. C.V. Deshanur when the vacancies arose. Initially the biology department had Botany as only one minor subject for degree level. Then in 1975 another minor subject Zoology was introduced for degree level. As there was no introduction of any major subject from the department the functioning of the biology department continued till August 1991.

             The process of bifurcation of Biology department into Botany and Zoology Departments were started in the month of August 1991. & from August 27, 1991.  The two separate departments Botany and Zoology departments came into existence and started functioning independently. Thus, the separate establishment of Zoology department started from 27-08-1991 onwards.

             At present the Botany department is situated just above the Physics Department having the area of 113.11 Sq mtr. The laboratories enclosing department staff room and a museum.

             For effective and meaningful teaching the teaching aids in the form of charts models and instruments are used.

             In the year 2005-06 Karnatak University Dharwad introduced semester system. In the year 2010-11 our college affiliated under Rani Channamma University, Belagavi.

             The basic reason for getting good result is use of teaching aids like charts, models and instruments. Apart from studies, the departmental staff motivates the students to take active part in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as project work, tours, excursions and seminars.

             As for as the feed back mechanism is concerned the group discussions. Seminars, tests, and home assignments are organized and conducted as per the calendar of events.

             In short there is healthy practice between the teacher and students. All such activities are monitored both by the principal and management of  our college.

The teaching and non teaching staff as follows:


Sl. No.

Name of The Teaching  Faculty




Dr. L.B. Kadam

H.O.D. & Assistant Professor



Prof.(Smt.) A.S. Patil

Full Time Temporary




Name of The Non-Teaching  Staff




Sri. A.B. Kolkar




 In conclusion, I can say that departmental staff puts sincere effert in the all round personality development of a student.


                                                                                                                                                                               Dr. L.B. Kadam

                                                                                                                                                                                      Head of the

                                                                                                                                                                                      Department of Botany

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