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Report on Distribution of Certificate for Course conducted on Fruit, processing, preservation and entrepreneurshipby Department of Botany
Date: 18/09/2018                                            Day:  Tuesday                  Time: 11:30 -12.30 pm Venue- Conference Hall                               No. of Beneficiaries:  71 Organized by:  All staff members
Department of Botany organized certificate distribution program for the students who were enrolled for certificate course in fruit processing, preservation and entrepreneurship (2017-2018). The program was initiated by invoking the blessing of Almighty Allah. - One of the best methods practiced by the college. Maaz Riyaz Shaikh- recited a few verses from Surah-Rehman, which explains us the innumerable bounties Allah has bestowed upon mankind. Indeed all praise is for the Lord. Dr (Mrs.) Aafreen.A.Ahmed- gave a brief introduction of the program and how students were benefitted by the course. Principal Dr. Aftab Anwar and Vice Principal

Report on excursion tour to Lonavala for T.Y.B.SC. Botany student

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Report on excursion tour to Lonavala for T.Y.B.SC. Botany student

Excursion In charge:   Dr Sayyed Iliyas & Dr Aafreen Ahmed Staff Accompanied  for the study tour: Mrs. Shaikh Meherunisa & Miss Nabila Shaikh                     No of Beneficiaries:  09 Date: 08/09/2018           Time: 7:00 am to 7:45 pm              Day:       Saturday  Objective of the  visit: To study the vegetation type of a hill station during the Monsoon.. About  the place: Lonavala is a hill station situated about 70 kms from Pune. It is part of  Western Ghats, one of the hotspot  for biodiversity.  During the study tour students  were able to observe  a variety of plants belonging  to different plant groups. The students were motivated which developed an interest in them to learn through experience . During the course of the tour they collected  wild plant specimen and captured images of the rare plants. To name a few plants collected, Gloriosa superba., Riccia , Anthoceros,  Polytrichum, Funaria, Adiantum  an…

Minutes of the Meeting held on 14/08/2018

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Y & M Anjuman Khairul Islam’s POONA COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE Camp, Pune - 411001. Department of Botany
Minutes of the Meeting                        Date: 14/08/2018     Time: 12.30 pm A meeting of the Faculty, Department of Botany, was held in its staff room to discuss the following points: 1.Compilation of bimonthly Newsletter of Department by Dr. Sayyed Iliyas. 2.Discussion on adoption of a neighborhood slum area and carry on awareness activities such as: show videos and spread the importance of balanced diet, nutritional deficiencies, etc, among residents especially children and females. Faculty in-charge: Dr. Rafik Shaikh 3.Carry out Environmental Audit with the help of T.Y. B.Sc (Botany) students under the guidance of faculty in-charge: Dr. Rafik Shaikh and Dr. Aafreen Abrar Ahmed. 4.Decide guest and arrange programme for distribution of certificates to students enrolled in Certificate Course on Fruit Processing and Preservation conducted in 2017-18. Faculty in-charge: …

LOCAL EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA, WESTERN CIRCLE, PUNE

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2017: An educational visit to the Botanical Survey of India, Regional Office, Western Circle, Pune, was organized for the students of S.Y and T.Y. (Botany) by the department of Botany to create awareness regarding Career Development in the subject. B.S.I. is one such forefront for the subject of Botany. The visit was organized on Thursday, 21st September, 2017 from 11am to 4 pm. The Director and his enthusiastic staff welcomed all. A brief history of B.S.I. was presented in the form of a documentary which highlighted the aims and objectives. Students were imparted with information and knowledge regarding the working of B.S.I. by showing them different repositories like Museum, Heritage building, Herbarium, Pathology Laboratory and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) working concept.  The students were briefed up regarding collection and preservation of museum and Herbarium specimens. Herbarium section had angiospermic flora maintained by following Bentham and Hooker’s syst…

STUDY TOUR TO LONAVALA

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September 9, 2017:  As part of curriculum, a study tour for T.Y. B.Sc (Botany) was arranged to Lonavala on Saturday, 9th September, 2017 from 7am to 5pm. The field trip aimed at studying vegetation, biodiversity, its distribution and collection of wild plant specimens belonging to algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes and angiosperms. Lonavala proves to be an ideal location for studies on biodiversity as it houses plants from diverse groups. Raewood Park, an arboreum, serves as ex- situ conservation of several medicinal and rare trees found in  Lonavala. Students collected wild specimens from various locations and preserved them for further use. Twelve students along-with staff members Dr. Sayyed Iliyas, Dr. Aafreen A. Ahmed and Dr. Shafikh Shaikh went for the field trip.





DEMONSTRATION: STEREOZOOM RESEARCH MICROSCOPE

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August 2, 2017: A demonstration of ‘Stereozoom Research Microscope’ by Lawrence & Mayo was organized by the Department of Botany, Y & M AKI’s Poona College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Pune in the department laboratory. This was organized to educate faculty and students about innovative methods in the field of research so as to enhance its quality. 64 students from S.Y. and T.Y. (Botany) attended the demonstration along with faculty from Junior and Senior College. It presented a new dimension to studies related to anatomy, cytology, embryology, developmental botany, etc. The representatives from Lawrence & Mayo gave hands on training of the various applications of the microscope such as: high power calibrations, photography, shooting videos with the same, etc. It was quite an interactive session that motivated students.







LOCAL STUDY TOUR TO C.T.C. HILLOCK, KONDWA, PUNE.

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August  29, 2017: A local study tour for T.Y. B.Sc (Botany) students to the hillock at CTC, Kondwa, Pune, was undertaken as part of curriculum by the Department of Botany, AKI’s Poona College, Pune.Under the supervision of staff, students walked towards the destination from college while noting the names of plants enroute. On reaching the hillock, they collected plant specimens for preparation of Herbarium. This visit aimed at imparting practical knowledge about local vegetation, its density, distribution, floral biodiversity, etc. through onsite visit observations. Mrs. Meherunnisa Shaikh and Dr. Aafreen Abrar Ahmed accompanied students. Ten students benefitted from the visit.