The department is currently headed by
Prof S.D. Purohit as its Course Director. At present one Assistant
Professor is working in the department while four teachers are
working as contract faculty. The faculty is also drawn from
different department of the University for teaching as well to
provide the best quality of training. All the Faculty Members
including Contract Staff are accomplished teachers of high standing
in their subjects. A brief introduction of area of their
specialization and current research interest is given a s under;
D.K. Bhatt is a Professor & Head, Department of Zoology. He has
specialized in cell biology, toxicology and cancer biology. He
has worked on toxicity of pesticides, mapping of enzymes in the
brain, effect in the brain, effect of organophosphate on
neurotransmitter enzyme of photoreceptors. His current interest
in the study of hepatoprotective role of certain herbs.
N.C. Arey is a professor of botany, University College of
Science. He has been engaged in research on metal toxicity in
plants and phytormediation of polluted mining areas. He is
pioneer in developing Phosphate Rich Organic Manure (PROM)
technology which has been commercialized by RSMML.
S. S. Katewa is Professor & Head, Department of Botany. He has
been engaged in research in the field of Ethanobotany. Ecology
and Agrostology. His current interest includes isolation of
antimicrobial constituents from folklore plants.
S. D. Purohit is Professor of Botany and Course Director ,
Department of Biotechnology. His main working area of interest
includes micropopagation of plants of forestry, horticultural
and medicinal importance. He is engaged in research on use of
molecular markers for assessment of genetics diversity in
plants. His current interest is in genetic transformation of
plants for improvement.
Kanika Sharma is Assistant Professor of Botany. She is
interested in assessment of therapeutic properties of some plant
extracts in control of pathogenic microbes. She has also
specialized in affluent treatment using various microbial
Preeti Singh is Assistant Professor of Zoology. She specializes
in cytogenetics, reproductive biology and endocrinology. She is
currently engaged in research on cell biology with special
reference to chromosome analysis.
Harshada Joshi is Assistant Professor of Biotechnology. He main
area of interest includes isolation and cultivation of lactic
acid bacteria of medicinal importance. She has conducted
extensive research on the activity of lactobacilli, bacteriocin
production and their optimization. Her current interest is in
the development of a potential probiotic with special reference
to lowering the serum cholesterol.