The Botany department was established in 1963 and the postgraduate courses were introduced in 1967. The department was granted permanent recognition for admitting students for M.Sc (by Research) and Ph. D. in 1968 and 1972 respectively. The University of Mumbai also had M. Phil program for four years and students were registered for the same. This is one of the first research centres of the college.  Today in the absence of University Department in the discipline of Botany the Department of Botany at the Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College enjoys a position second to none in Mumbai but all over Maharashtra.


Dr. Himanshu Dawda (Head)



Department of Botany,
1st Floor, Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College,
Opposite Ghatkopar Railway Station,
Ghatkopar West, Mumbai 400086, Maharashtra, INDIA.





Name of the Teacher Designation 
Dr. Himanshu Dawda PRINCIPAL & Head of the Department
Dr. Anil Avhad Associate Professor
Major Pravin G Nayak Associate Professor
Dr. Veena Kelkar Assistant Professor
Dr. Dan Bahadur Singh Assistant Professor
Ms. Ruchira Vijay Javkar Assistant Professor
Aishwarya Deepak Parab Assistant Professor
Namarata H Jaiswal Assistant Professor
Dr. Karishma Rajbhar Assistant Professor
Gauri Joshi Assistant Professor
Somnath Kangralkar Assistant Professor

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There is a separate Library for Botany. The students have access to the Central Library as well as Departmental Library. The Departmental Library has more than 600 books. Updating is done on the recommendation of the faculty members as well as Library Committee. The Library also subscribes periodicals and magazines.

  • Computer : 5
  • Laptop : 1
  • Projector : 1
  • Printer : 2

Jio Leased Line connection (50 Mbps)

  • Plant Museum
  • Herbarium Museum
  • Horizontal Laminar Airflow (Technopak)
  • Vertical Laminar Airflow (Technopak)
  • UV Visible Spectrohotometer (Jasco)
  • RiOs-5 Water Purifying Unit (Millipore)
  • Gel Document System (Uvitech)
  • HPTLC (Camaz)
  • PCR (Uvgene)
  • BOD Incubator (Hally)
  • Paper Electrophoresis Unit (Techno Soource)
  • Vertical Gel Electrophoresis Unit (Tarson)
  • Horizontal Gel Electrophoresis Unit (Tarson)
  • Distillation Unit (Remi)
  • Refrigerator Centrifuge (Remi)
  • Table Top Centrifuge (Eltek)
  • UV Illuminator (Biometra)
  • UV Visible Illuminator UV 254 & 366 (Aetron)
  • Power Pack Consort E815 (Care Biomedicals)
  • Vortex (Remi)
  • Weighing Balance ( 0.000gm to 200gm) (Shimadzu)
  • Light Microscope (Olympus)
  • Inverted Microscope (Metzler Biovision) etc.



Departmental Report