Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Botany | 10–24 June 2019

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Botany 
Dayanand Science College, Latur (M.S.) 

10–24 June 2019 

Sponsored by 
Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru 
Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi 
The National Academy of Sciences, India, Prayagraj 

Applications are invited from teachers with experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Botany. Maximum of 35 applications will be considered and teachers who wish to participate in the refresher Course may apply through proper channel with the following details: name, date of birth, gender, e-mail, official and residential addresses, telephone numbers, academic qualifications, courses taught, affiliation, positions held and tenure. It is also essential to submit a brief statement (between 250 and 500 words) as to why they think the course will help to improve their classroom teaching of Botany. 

Salient features of topics in syllabus: (1) Plant physiology, (2) Ecology, (3) Plant breeding, (4) Plant taxonomy, (5) Biostatistics, (6) Ethno botany, (7) Molecular biology, (8) Sustainable agricultural practices. 

Applications should be submitted ONLINE by clicking the following link: 

A print copy of the application approved by the Head, of the institution should be sent by speed post to: Head, Dr C. S. Swami, Department of Botany, Dayanand Science College, Latur (Maharashtra), Contact no. 94050 20007. 

Last date for receipt of applications: 25 March 2019. 

Outstation candidates will be provided local hospitality and round trip bus/train (three-tier AC) fare by the shortest route. Please note that participants have to attend the full duration of the course. 

Course Director: Prof. Shrirang R. Yadav, FNA, FMASc, FIAAT, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416 004. Course Coordinator: Shri R. H. Ladda, Ex. Principal, Dayanand Science College, Latur (Maharashtra); e-mail:, Contact no. 94204 36904. 

Course Convener: Dr Jaiprakash Dargad, Principal, Dayanand Science College, Latur (Maharashtra); e-mail:, Contact no. 94039 70550. 


1. Registration fees will not charge. 2. This refresher course of two-week duration is also entitled for promotion as per UGC circular No. F3-1/2009 dated 30 June 2010. 

Resource persons:

(1) Prof. Shrirang R. Yadav, FNA, FMASc, FIAAT, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. 
(2) Dr R. R. Rao, FNA, FNASc, FASc, FLS, FIAAT, FBS, FES, FNRS, CSIR Emeritus Scientist, Bengaluru. 
(3) Dr V. Dashavantha Reddy, BSR Faculty Fellow, Former Director, Center for Plant Molecular Biology, Osmania University, Hyderabad. 
(4) Dr Arvind Dhabe, Professor and Head, Dept of Botany, Dr Babasaheb Ambekar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. 
(5) Dr Avinash Ade, Professor, Department of Botany, S.P.P. University, Pune. 
(6) Dr B. Narsimaha Reddy, FTASc, Scientist Fellow, Ex Head, Dept of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad. 
(7) Prof. Bernard F. Rodrigues, Professor (HAG), Goa University.

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