“Biology leads you to be closed to nature”
The Department of Botany and Zoology was established in 1969. Sh. M.L. Arora and Sh. Rajnish Kumar, were the pioneers of Biology Department.
|Sr. No.||Those who served the College||Department||Tenure|
|1||Prof. M.L.Arora||Zoology||11-07-1970 to 31-01-2005|
|2||Prof. Rajnish Kumar||Botany||22-07-1971 to 25-05-2002|
|3||Prof. S.K. Gupta||Botany||09-08-1972 to 03-07-2002|
|4||Prof. R.K. Deora||Zoology||23-07-1979 to 01-04-2003|
|5||Prof. S.C.Kapoor||Botany||18-08-1971 to 31-03-2006|
|6||Prof. I.K. Sukhija||Zoology||22-07-1974 to 30-04-2009|
|7||Dr. Amar Santosh Singh||Zoology||24.12.2015 to Till Date|
|8||Dr. Kirti Gupta||Botany||24.12.2015 to Till Date|
|9||Dr. Ranjeet Singh||Botany||04-09-2019 to Till Date|
|10||Dr. Amandeep Kaur||Zoology||06-09-2019 to Till Date|
To provide a strong foundation in the concepts of animal structure, classification, function and behavior and to inculcate practical skills and knowledge of biology of animals.
About the Department:
The Department has well equipped laboratories with Autoclave, Compound Microscopes, Microtome, Oven and Dissecting Microscope etc.
The Department has a collection of various preserved animals (Vertebrates & Invertebrates) and preserved plants like Algae, Bryophytes, Fungi, Lichens, Gymnosperms, Pteridophytes, Ferns & Angiosperms.
The department also has the Botanical Garden spread over ample space. Special attractions in the garden are varieties of Ashavagandha, Tulsi, Neem, Haldi, Amla, Curry Patta, Rose, Guava, Arjuna, Giloe, Kikar etc. The Botanical Garden served as the repository of source material for Botanical studies, is also geared to cater to the dire need of conserving & enriching plant bio-diversity through exchange of plant & seeds.
Student Enrichment Programmes :-
Molecular Lab Visit for B.Sc. Students
The Department of Zoology of DAV College Bathinda organized a molecular Lab Visit to Central University of Punjab, Bathinda for B.Sc. Medical (III Year) students.
Field Trip to Bir Talab
The Department of Botany of DAV College Bathinda organized a field trip to Bir Talab Zoo, Bathinda for the students of B.Sc.III (Medical) as a part of the curriculum.
Lecture on Biodiversity: Status & Conservation in India
The Departments of Botany and Zoology, DAV College Bathinda on the occasion of “International Biodiversity Day” organized a lecture on the topic, “Biodiversity: Status & Conservation in India”. The resource person on the occasion was Dr. Avneet Pal Singh (Department of Botany, Punjabi University Patiala).
National Conference on “Recent Advances in Science & Technologyfor Sustainable Development”
The Departments of Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Zoology) of DAV College Bathinda organized a SERB-DST & DBT Sponsored Multi-Disciplinary National Conference on “Recent Advances in Science & Technology for Sustainable Development” on 05th March, 2022.
National Science Day
The Departments of Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Zoology) of DAV College Bathinda celebrated National Science Day on 2/03/2022 on the theme “Integrated Approach in Science & Technology for Sustainable Future”. Financial Assistance for the event was provided by Punjab State Council for Science & Technology (PSCST), National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCTSC) and Department of Science & Technology (DST) Govt. of India. On this occasion various events like lecture, slide show, Quiz Competition and Poster competition were organised.
Environmental Rangoli Competition
With an aim of bringing forth the creativity and making students environmentally aware, the Faculty of Sciences, DAV College Bathinda under the banner of DBT Star College Scheme organized an interdepartmental activity “Environmental Rangoli Making Competition” on November 25, 2021. The adjudicators for the event were Prof. Rajnish Kumar (Retd. Prof., Department of Botany, DAV College, Bathinda), Prof. I. K. Sukhija (Retd. Prof., Department of Zoology, DAV College, Bathinda) and Dr. Harjinder Singh Mann, Registrar and Associate Professor of Physics Department, Govt. Rajindra College, Bathinda). The competition witnessed an enthusiastic participation of 118 students from various schools and colleges of Bathinda city and nearby villages.
Clinical Lab Visit for B.Sc. Students
The Department of Zoology of DAV College Bathinda organized a clinical Lab Visit for B.Sc. Medical (III Year) students on November 23, 2022 under the guidance of Dr. Amandeep Kaur.
Knowledge Quest -2021
Under the DBT STAR College Scheme, Departments of Physics, Botany, and Zoology of DAV College Bathinda organized a quiz competition “Knowledge Quest” for science students on 10th March, 2021. The focus of this competition was on creating more awareness of science and technology and inculcating scientific temperament amongst the students.
One day workshop on “Bioinformatics: An Ocean of Opportunities to Leverage During Lockdown”
The Departments of Botany and Physics of DAV College Bathinda, organized a one day webinar on “Bioinformatics: An Ocean of Opportunities to Leverage During Lockdown” under DBT sponsored Star College Scheme. Dr. Felix Bast (Associate Professor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda) was the resource person on the occasion.
Clinical Lab Visit
The students of B.Sc. (Medical) II & III of DAV College, Bathinda were taken on a clinical lab visit to GEE ESS Laboratory Bathinda on March 09, 2020. Dr. Saran Pal imparted valuable information on the working of different instruments used in the laboratory and Mr. Paramjit demonstrated different types of blood and urine tests performed in the laboratory.
Students of DAV College Bathinda taken for the Field Visit to Bir Talab on 02 Nov., 2019.
National Conference on “Emerging Scenario in Basic and Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development” was held on 5th April,2018. Dr. R.K. Kohli , vice-chancellor, Central University of Punjab,Bathinda was Keynote Speaker on the Occasion. Dr. Rohit Mehra , Professor, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology(NIT), Jalandhar was Resource Person in the Conference.
Educational Tour/Trip :
- Clinical lab visit for B.Sc. students was organized at GEE ESS lab at Bathinda on 20th April, 2019
- To integrate the curriculum with practical knowledge, students were taken to Dr. Monika’s Lab on 10th Mar., 2018
- Clinical lab visit for B.Sc. students was organized at Tayal’s lab at Bathinda on 7th July, 2017
- Students were taken for a four day educational tour to Haldi Ghati and Udaipur on 17th Mar., 2017
- One day educational trip was organized to Bir, near Faridkot for B.Sc. students on 13th Mar., 2016.
- For outgoing students, a Farewell Party was organized on 3rd April, 2018 at D.A.V. College where students presented various cultural items.
- Farewell Party was organized on 29th Mar., 2017 for outgoing students at D.A.V. College where students presented various cultural items.