Department of Botany and Biotechnology

Year of Establishment:
B.Sc Botany-1988, B.Sc Microbiology-1997 M.Sc Biotechnology –2002,
B.Sc Biotechnology-2008
Courses offered : (I) UG: B.Sc (II) PG: M.Sc. (III) Ph.D: Bot.and Biotech.

Course

Subject

No. of Elective options

Subject Combinations

Undergraduate Level

Botany
Biotechnology
Microbiology

04

Bot. Zoo. Chem
Bot. Micro. Chem
Bot. Biotech. Chem
Biotech. Zoo. Chem.

Post Graduate Level

Biotechnology

01

Biotechnology


Faculty Profile

S.No.

Name

Qualification

Teaching experience in years

Specialization

Research Guide

Ph.D Guided

UG

PG

 

1.

Dr. Madhulika Singh Prof. and Head

M.Sc., Ph.D .

33

11

Plant Physiology Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology

Botany and Biotech 08

2.

Dr. Archana Lalwani Asstt Prof .

M.Sc., Ph.D

16

15

Biotechnology

----

3.

Dr. Shuchi Gupta Asstt.Prof.

M.Sc. Ph.D

11

11

Microbiology and Biotechnology

----

4.

Mrs. Kashish Bateja

M.Sc.,B.Ed

02

-

EnvironmentalBotany

----

 

Infrastructure Facilities



Library: Reference books 2114 ,Research Journals-03,E-Journals-By INFIBNET

    Laboratories :

  • Botany Lab.(50’x50’)
  • Microbiology Lab.(30’x50’)
  • Biotechnology Lab. (60’x40’)
  • Laminar Air Flow Room(12’x12’)
  • Tissue Culture Lab. (12’x12’)
  • Computer Room (8’x8’) and
  • DST-FIST Research Laboratory
  • Smart Class rooms with ICT facility,

Details of Research Publications of the faculty in last five years: Total No. : 40

Impact factor range/average: 3.0 to 4.0
h-index:05 (Google scholar)

S.N

Name

Title of research paper

Name of journal

Peer reviewed

National/ Internat-ional

ISSN No

Impact Factor

  1.  

Kriti Dave, Madhulika Singh and Ragini Gothalwal

Antagonistic Efficiency of Indigenous Rhizospheric Bacteria against Macrophomina phaseolina causing Charcoal Rot in Soybean

(Res. Jr. of Agril. Sci. 12(2): 470–473) (2021):

Yes

 

International

ISSN 0302-8933

IF
4.63

  1.  

Naveen Joshi, Ragini Gothalwal, Madhulika Singh, Kriti Dave

Characterization and evaluation of sulphur oxidizing ability of bacteria isolated from agricultural soil. 

Journal of Xi’an Shiyou University, Natural Science Editio ISSN : 1673-064X (http://xisdxjxsu.asia) Vol. 16 (10): 266-275           (2020)

Yes

International

ISSN : 1673-064X

IF
5.6

  1.  

Naveen Joshi1, Ragini Gothalwal, Madhulika Singh, Kriti Dave

Novel sulphur‑oxidizing bacteria consummate sulphur deficiency in oil seed crop.

Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2020      ( Archives of Microbiology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-020-02009-4) (2020)

Yes

International

ISSN 0302-8933

IF
1.5

  1.  

Kriti Dave, Ragini Gothalwal, Madhulika Singh and Naveen Joshi

Facets of rhizospheric microflora in biocontrol of phytopathogen Macrophomina phaseolina in oil crop soybean.

Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2020 (Archives of Microbiology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-020-02046-z) (2020)

Yes

International

P- ISSN: 0976-1675   E- ISSN: 2249-4538

IF
1.5

  1.  

Archana Lalwani, Ragini Gothlwal, Nidhi Tripathi

 Morphometric Analysis of Mystus seenghala from Narmada River

Journal of Emerging Technology and Innovative Research, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp.  440- 444. (2019)

yes

  National

ISSN -: 2349-5162

5.87

  1.  

Archana Lalwani, Ragini Gothlwal, Nidhi Tripathi

 Analysis of Morphometric and Meristic characteristics of Mystus bleekeri from the Narmada River, 

International Journal of Recent Scientific Research Vol. 10, Issue, 05(D), pp. 32366-32369. (2019),

Yes

International

ISSN
:0976-3031

 

7.383

  1.  

Archana Lalwani, Ragini Gothlwal, Nidhi Tripathi

 Applicability of DNA Barcoding in Fish Taxonomy and Phylogenetic Diversity, 

Journal of Emerging Technology and Innovative Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp. 519-527. (2019), 

Yes

  National

ISSN -: 2349-5162

 

5.87

  1.  

Archana Lalwani, Ragini Gothlwal, Nidhi Tripathi

Validation of Primer for Sequencing of Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit I gene of Mystus bleekeri

International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 548- 552. (2019)

Yes

International

ISSN 
(Online) : 2348-1269

5.75

  1.  

Deepika Bhargav   and Madhulika Singh

Preclinical efficacy of Allium sativam (L) on HIV positive ANC patients.

Acadmic Social Research (3)7,96-100. (2018):

Yes

  National

ISSN (online) : 2147-2971

IF 3.267

  1.  

Madhulika Singh and Priya Rathore, Suchi Gupta

 Study and Isolation of Skin Microflora and their Effects on Human Health..

International journal of Innovative Science and research Technology  (3)9 :2456-2165(2018):

Yes

International

ISSN: 2456 -2165

 

  1.  

Shobha Shrivastava, Suchi Gupta and P. Tripathi

 Antibiotics resistance pattern in urinary tract infection patients in Bhopal.

Journal of microbiology and biomedical research. Vol 4:1,1-7. (2018):

Yes

  National

ISSN  (Online): 2395-5678

3.9

  1.  

Shobha Shrivastava, Suchi Gupta and P. Tripathi

 Prevalence of ESBL phenotype in uropathogens associated urinary tract infection in Bhopal.

Int. J. of research in Biosciences. Vol.7:1, 57-63(2018):

Yes

International

 

2.9

  1.  

Madhulika Singh and Priya Rathore

Study of Antimicrobial Activity of some medicinal Plants against Escherichia Coli, Klebsiella Sp. Staphylococcus Sp. And Pseudomonas Species.

International Journal of Green and Herbal Chemistry. 7(1):2278-3229. (2017)

Yes

International

E-ISSN:2278-3229

IF-1.839

  1.  

Madhulika Singh and Priya Rathore

 Study of Micro propagation of shoot and roots Proliferation of Chlorophytum borivilanum.

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) .6(11):2319-7064. (2017)

Yes

International

ISSN: 2319-7064

IF-6.391

  1.  

Niharika Amrute Bhawsar  and  Madhulika Singh

 Gene Targeting for active hydrocarbon degradation in biosurfactant producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa NGB4  

International Journal of Biotechnology ( Photon). 116 : 502-51(2017):

Yes

International

ISJN: 3352-7304

Impact Index 4.23

  1.  

Niharika A.Bhawsar  and  Madhulika Singh

Antibiotic sensitivity test of hydrocarbon degrading Pseudomonas aeruginosa

.(IJAR) Int. J. Adv. Res. 5(4), 832-835 (2017):

Yes

International

ISSN: 2320-5407

IF
6.118

  1.  

Neelam Singh and Madhulika Singh

An Evaluation of Phytochemicals in Maceration and Infusion Extracts of Cyprus rotundus Linn Leaves in Two Different Solvents.

Journal of Pharmacology and Biomedicine  1(2): 77-84 (2017):

Yes

National

ISSN 2456-824

--

  1.  

Neelam Singh and Madhulika Singh

An arbitrary survey for diversity of medicinal plants from regions of Hoshangabad, M.P. India. 

.  Int J Ind Herbal Drugs 2017; 2(4): 9-12. (2017):

Yes

International

ISSN-2456-7345

--

  1.  

Niharika A.Bhawsar  and  Madhulika Singh

 Pseudomonas aeruginosa involves biosurfactants in Hydrocarbon degradation of oil contaminated water.

Journal of Pharmacy Research, 10(11),708-714. (2016):

Yes

  National

ISSN: 2319-5622

IF
2.89

  1.  

Niharika Amrute Bhawsar  and  Madhulika Singh

 GC-MS profile of Biosurfactant producing and Hydrocarbon degrading P. aeruginosa NGB4 in liquid culture system.

Journal of Pharmacy Research,10(11),726-729(2016):

yes

  National

ISSN: 2319-5622

IF
2.89

  1.  

Madhulika Singh and Priya Rathore

Study of In vitro Micropropagation and Multiple Shooting in Brassica campestris and Trigonella foenum-graecum.

J. Chem. Bio. Phy. Sci. Sec. B; Vol. 6, No.2; 527-532. (2016):

Yes

  National

E-ISSN: 2249-1929

1.21

  1.  

Shobha Shrivastava, Shuchi Gupta

Multidrug Resistance: Emerging facts for society’s Awarness: A Review.

Highbrow Vol 3 , Issue 1 : Oct 2016.

Yes

  National

ISSN : 2350-1154

 

  1.  

Neelam Singh and Madhulika Singh

 Preliminary Photochemical Investigation of Ethanolic and Petroleum ether Extracts of Rubia cordifolia Leaves.

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Vol -4(3) (2015):

Yes

  National

ISSN: 2278-7496

1.56

  1.  

Neelam Singh and Madhulika Singh  

 Comparative phytochemical analysis of ethanolic percolation and Decoction extracts Acacia catechu stem.

Current research in Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CRBPS). Vol 4(2015) :

Yes

  National

ISSN: 2319-7536

1.46

  1.  

Madhulika Singh and Varsha Sharma

Phytoremediation of Ultraviolet-Rays Induced Skin Damages by the Phytochemical Composition of Herbal Extracts.

International Journal of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemical Research, 7(6); 1086-10932015.

Yes

International

ISSN: 0975-4873

2.12

  1.  

Madhulika Singh and Varsha Sharma

Preclinical efficacy of Allium sativam (L) on HIV positive ANC patients. Preclinical efficacy of Allium sativam (L) on HIV positive ANC patients.

British Biotechnology Journal. 10(3): 01-08. doi: 10.9734/BBJ/2016/ 21434. 2015.

Yes

International

ISSN: 2231–2927

1.65

  1.  

Madhulika Singh, Priya Rathore and Arpita Shrivastava

In Vitro Proliferation of an Important Medicinal Plant Aloe vera.

Int. J. Green Herb. Chem. 4(2):193-199. (2015).

Yes

International

E-ISSN:2278-3229

SJIF-2.504ISRAJIF-1.839

  1.  

Madhulika Singh, Protima Banerjee and Suchi Gupta

Biofilm formation as microbial development in Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella sp. and Escherichia coli.

Int. J. Green and Herbal  Chem. 4(2): 200-207. (2015).

Yes

International

E-ISSN:2278-3229

SJIF-2.504ISRAJIF-1.839

  1.  

Protima Banerjee, Madhulika Singh and Varsha Sharma

Biofilm Formation: A Comprehensive Review.

Int. Journal of Pharma Research and Health Sciences. 3(2), 556-560. (2015).

Yes

International

ISSN:  2348-6465

--

  1.  

Madhulika Singh and Varsha Sharma

In Vitro Evaluation of Secondary Metabolites and Hydroxyl Radical Scavenging Efficacy of Different Extracts of Cyprus rotundus L. and Rubia cordifolia L.: Protection against Photodamages

Int. J. Res. Ayu. Pharma. 6(1):144-149. (2015).

Yes

International

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ICV-6.33

  1.  

Niharika Amrute Bhwasar and Madhulika Singh

Isolation and characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from waste soybean oil as biosurfactants which enhances biodegradation of industrial waste with special reference to Kosmi Dam, Betul Dist. (MP)

International journal of advanced research. 2(6) :778-783 (2014):

yes

International

ISSN-2320-5407

IF 4.588

IC  4.96

  1.  

Madhulika  Singh, Varsha Sharma  

Qualitative determination of phytonutrients for some medicinal plants: Significant for sunburn protection.

International Journal of Green and Herbal Chemistry. 3(3) B:1273-1280 (2014):

Yes

International

E-ISSN:2278-3229

0.801

  1.  

Madhulika Singh and Ekta Sharma

 Novel and secure trend for Photo protection- A Hallmark of Plant Metabolites as UV filters.

International Journal of Recent Scientific (2014) :Research 5(2):322-325, ( IJRSR – 933/2014 ).  

Yes

International

ISSN-0976-3031

1.08

  1.  

P.K. Sikdar, M. Singh, and Subhra Biswas

Oberonia cauescens Lindl. (Orchidaceae)-A  new report to Bay Islands from Mount Harriet National Park

 Ind. J. Biot. And Pharm. Research. 2(1): 9-10. (2014):

Yes

  National

ISSN-2347-3266

2.658

  1.  

P.K. Sikdar, M. Singh, and Subhra Biswas

 One new record of Bulbophyllum thou. (Orchidaceae) from Baratang  for Andman Islands.

Ind. J. Biot. And Pharm. Research. 2(1): 11-12. (2014):

Yes

  National

ISSN-2347-3266

2.658

  1.  

Madhulika  Singh and Deepika Bhargava

 Evaluation of secondary metabolites in Aegle marmelos, Citrus lemon, C. reticulate in Preclinical treatment of HIV Positive cases in the antenatal clinic women.

International Journal of Green and Herbal Chemistry. Vol. 3, No.1: 151-154(2014):

Yes

International

E-ISSN:2278-3229

0.801

  1.  

Madhulika  Singh and Deepika Bhargava

Phytochemical screening of Allium sativum, Moringa oleifera, Aloe vera in Preclinical treatment of HIV Positive cases in the antenatal clinic women patients.

International Journal of Green and Herbal Chemistry. Vol. 3, No.1: 155-158 (2014):

Yes

International

E-ISSN: 2278-3229

0.801

  1.  

Madhulika  Singh

 Biochemical characterization of some pathogenic bacteria of Bhojwetland, Bhopal(MP).

Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences. Vol.4, No. 1: 293-297(2014):

Yes

   National

E-ISSN: 2249-1929

0.723

  1.  

Madhulika  Singh

 Isolation and Phylogenetic characterization of bacteria from Upper Lake, Bhopal.

Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 1:305-311(2014):

Yes

    National

E-ISSN: 2249-1929

0.723

  1.  

Madhulika Singh and Ekta Sharma

Preliminary phytochemical investigation of Berberis aristata,Acacia catechu and Ficus benghalensis- Important medicinal plants for Photoprotection.

International Journal of Biological & Pharmaceutical Research 4(9): 614-617 (2014):

Yes

International

E-ISSN-0976-3651

1.34 IF
IC 4.67

Equipment procured in the Department of Botany and Biotech during last 5 years-

S.N.

Name of equipment

Source of Fund

Year of Purchase

Make

  1.  

PCR( Thermocycler)

DST-FIST

2019

HI-Media

  1.  

UV-VIS spectrophotometer

DST-FIST

2019

Systronics

  1.  

Orbital shaking incubator

DST-FIST

2019

-

  1.  

Digital electronic balance

DST-FIST

2019

WENSAR

  1.  

Digital pH meter

DST-FIST

2019

Electronics India

  1.  

GEL DOC SYSTEM

DST-FIST

2019

Biobee Tech

  1.  

pH meter

UGC

2014

TOSHNIWAL

  1.  

Olympus Research Binocular Microscope

UGC

2014

OLYMPUS

  1.  

Phase Contrast Microscope

UGC

2014

OLYMPUS

Alumni of the Department and Employment

S N.

Year

Name

Present Post/Entrepreneur

Organization/Institute

  1.  

2020

Ms.Rekha Malviya

Medical LabTechnician

Gandhi Medical College Bhopal  MP

  1.  

2019

Dr.Niharika Bhawsar

Asst. Prof. Microbiology

JH Govt. PG College Betul MP

  1.  

2018

Dr.Neelam Singh

PGT Biology ( KV)

New Delhi

  1.  

2018

Dr.Nidhi Thakur

Lecturer

Secondary School Gurugram

  1.  

2017

Rahul Prajapati

Research Scholar

IISSR  Kanpur UP

  1.  

2017

Dr.Manpreet Kaur

Scientific Officer Pathology Lab

Chirayu Medical College Bhopal MP

  1.  

2016

Dr.Deepika Bhargava

Research Scientist

Patanjali  Rese. Insti.  Haridwar UK

  1.  

2015

Ishani Chaterjee

Research Scholar

IISER Kolkata WB

  1.  

2014

Protima Banerjee

Research Associate

Synergy, Banglore

  1.  

2014

Noopur Sharma

Astt. Prof. (Biotechnology )

S. V. college Sehore

  1.  

2014

Swati Pawar

Astt. Prof. (Biotechnology )

S. V. college Sehore

  1.  

2014

Yogendra Parmar

  QC –OFFICER Handling HPLC

Medgel Pvt.ltd. Indore

  1.  

2013

Devendra Sahu

Office Asst.

ICICI  Bank Bhopal

  1.  

2013

Sonam Paliya

Research Scholar

NEERI  Nagpur MH

  1.  

2012

Shikha Jain

Astt. Prof. (Biotechnology)

RKDF University Bhopal

Significant Activities performed by Faculty :

  • Dr. Madhulika Singh Registered as guide for Ph.D in Botany & Biotechnology:
    • Member of BOS in Biotechnology in Barkatullah University 2017-2020
    • IQAC Co-ordinator in College
    • NAAC Co-ordinator 2014
    • NAAC Co-ordinator 2021
    • Exam Controller in Autonomous Cell-July 2016 to July2019
  • Dr. Archana Lalwani
    • Convenor UGC Cell
  • Dr. Shuchi Gupta
    • Member in online admission cell

Botany, also called plant science(s) or plant biology, is a discipline of biology and the science of plant life. The term "botany" is derived from the Ancient Greek word βοτάνη (botane) meaning "pasture", "grass", or "fodder"; βοτάνη is in turn derived from βόσκειν (boskein), "to feed" or "to graze". Traditionally, the science of Botany has also included the study of fungi, algae, and viruses. Nowadays, Botanists study about 400,000 species of living organisms.The study of plants is vital because they underpin almost all animal life on Earth by generating a large proportion of the oxygen and food that allow humans and other organisms with aerobic respiration to exist.

Plants (along with the algae and cyanobacteria) are one of the major groups Orchids Flora Harbarium Wolffia arrhiza Pitcher plant Giant Tree of organisms that carry out photosynthesis, a process that converts water and carbon dioxide, a minor constituent of the atmosphere and an important greenhouse gas, into glucose that can be used as a source of chemical energy. Botany, along with its allied branches, provides employment opportunities. It is a prerequisite for studying medicine or pharmacy. There is also enormous employment scope in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, etc.


Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make useful products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity). Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with the (related) fields of bioengineering and biomedical engineering. The applications of this branch of science are vast DNA In-Vitro Culture Immune Soldiers - T-Cell Inverted Microscope Thermocycler Electrophoresis Unit and simply mind-boggling.

On one hand, it caters to the industrial sector such as food and beverages industry, textiles industry, biological products, medicines and pharmaceuticals while on the other hand this branch of science caters to the requirements of agriculture, animal husbandry, nutrition and environmental conservation. This is an upcoming and constantly growing science and has worldwide scope especially in terms of research. The scope for research is very wide and efficient work gets fast acclamation within multinationals.

Inverted Microscope

Thermocycler

DNA In-Vitro Culture
Immune Soldiers - T-Cell

Electrophoresis Unit

Microbiology is the specific branch of ‘biology’ that essentially deals with the elaborated investigation of ‘microscopic organisms’ termed as microbes that are composed of only one cell. These are typically either unicellular or multicellular microscopic organisms that are distributed abundantly both in the living bodies of plants and animals and also in the air, water, soil, and marine kingdom. It can be also defined as ‘the study of living organisms of microscopic size, that include essentially bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa and the infectious agents at the very borderline of life which are broadly known as viruses.” Microbial Diversity Different Techniques related to Microbiology Microbiology has an impact on medicine, Food and Dairy Industry, agriculture, food sciences, ecology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology and many other fields. One who is interested in Microbes can work as a virologist, bacteriologist, phycologist, mycologist and a microbiologist etc in the above fields.

Linkages With National Research Institutes:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi
  • Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Center (BMHRC), Bhopal (M.P.)
  • Center of Transgenic plant development Deptt. of Biotechnology Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
  • Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow (U.P.)
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai (M.S.)
  • Grow Tips Biotech. Bhopal (MP)
  • High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) Bhopal (M.P.)
  • Indian Institute of Soil Science Bhopal (MP)
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute. Bareilly, UP.
  • Jawarhar Lal Nehru Cancer Hospital & Research Center (JNCHRC), Bhopal (M.P.)
  • Lupin Limited, Bhopal
  • M. P. STEP MANIT, Bhopal.
  • National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (U.P.)
  • National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow (U.P.)
  • National Institute of Immunology, Delhi.
  • National Research Center for Mushroom (NRCH) Chambaghat, Solan (H.P)
  • Regional Research Laboratory (C.S.I.R.) Bhopal.

BOD Incubator

Practical Class

Biotechnology Laboratory

Biotech Laboratory II