DEPARTMENTS AND CENTRES

Department of Botany
Department of Chemistry
Department of Geography Department of Geology
Department of Home Science
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Department of Psychology
Department of Statistics
Department of Zoology
Centre for Computer Science and Information Technology
Centre for Development of Physics Education
Center for Non- conventional Energy Resources
Center for Water Management and Research Indira Gandhi
Centre for Human Ecology & Population Studies

Dean

Prof. B.K. Srivastava
Phone 0141–2706378

Hony. Director PG School of Life Sciences

Prof. P. K. Goyal

Hony. Director PG School of Physical Sciences

Prof. Anshu Dandia

Department of Botany

About the Department

Established in 1960 at the erstwhile Jaswant College, Jodhpur, the Department was shifted to Rajasthan College, Jaipur in July 1963 and to its present building in August 1974. It is one of the largest and oldest departments of Botany in the country, known for its pioneering work in the fields of Mycology, Plant Pathology, Morphology and Embryology. Now it has established itself as a research centre in Experimental Morphogenesis, Plant Biotechnology, Nematology, Seed Pathology, Taxonomy, Ethno- botany, Phytochemistry, Plant Ecology, Cytogenetics and Developmental Botany. The Department has 16 different laboratories where basic and applied research is conducted. The Department has received generous financial support from UGC (DRS), and DST(FIST), in addition to support from UGC, CSIR, DST, DBT, ICAR, ICMR, Rockefeller Foundation, DAAD and other funding agencies. The faculty has been awarded prestigious fellowships including Fulbright, Rockefeller, European Commission, DAAD, A v H u m b o l d t , D F G , N a t i o n a l o v e r s e a s Commonwealth, INSA, etc..

Research students include NET qualified INSPIRE, Rajiv Gandhi fellowships, Post-Doctoral Fellows, D.S. Kothari Fellows, various fellowship holders, Post Doctoral fellows, Research Associates and Women Scientist awardees.

Faculty

Head & Professor
Singh, Tribhuwan
Professors

Agrawal, Kailash Kothari, S. L. Kumar, Padma Sharma, K.C. Sharma, K.P. Sharma, Meenakshi

Associate Professors

Agrawal, R.D. Datta, Soumana Jain, Usha Kachhwaha, Sunita Lodha, Payal Patni, Vidya Rao, D.V. Roy, Shikha Saxena, Manjula K Sharma, Manju Sharma, Ramavatar Singh, Gajendra Pal Vijayvargiya, Rekha

Infrastructural Facilities

The Department has well-equipped research laboratories, growth chambers, one central instrument room, seminar room, four teaching labs, one herbarium that houses 20,000 preserved specimens and a Botanical garden. Major instruments available in the Department include HPLC, High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge, Freeze Drier, Incubator-Shakers, PCR Machines, ELISA Reader, Incubators, Laminar Air Flow Cabinets, GLC, Water Purification System, Electronic Balance, Electrophoresis equipment, Deep Freezers, Trinocular Microscope, Microscopes with photographic attachment, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer and other equipment for routine laboratory work.

The first phase of DST-FIST programme (2003-08) was completed successfully and Department was sanctioned FIST Phase II in 2008.

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

  • P l a n t Ti s s u e C u l t u r e , B i o t e c h n o l o g y, Secondary Products, Bioactive Compounds, Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Plant Biochemistry.
  • Plant Pathology, Nematology and Environ- mental Biology.
  • Morphology, Taxonomy and Cytogenetics.

Masters’ Programmes

MASTER OF SCIENCE (BOTANY)
Seats:25
Duration: Four Semesters ( Two Years)

The Department offers six groups of special papers in M.Sc..

  • Advanced Plant Pathology,
  • Seed Science and Technology,
  • Environmental Biology and Arid Zone Ecology,
  • Advanced Morphology & Plant Morpho- genesis,
  • Advanced Plant Physiology,
  • Bio Systematics of Angiosperms.

MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIOTECHNOLOGY)

Self Financing Course
Seats :25 (+5 NRI Seats)
Duration: Four Semesters ( Two Years)

Department of Chemistry

About the Department

The Department of Chemistry was established in July 1960, Ever since its inception the Department has made all round progress under the dynamic leadership of Prof. J.N. Gaur, Prof. R.C. Mehrotra, Prof. K.C. Joshi, J.P. Tandon and the legacy continues. The Department is well known in academics and research. The faculty is actively engaged in research in traditional as well as emerging fields of Chemistry. After successful implementation of DSA-SAP programme sponsored by UGC for more than thirty-three years, the Department has been recognized as Centre for Advanced Studies in Chemistry in 2005. The Department is proud of its students who get placements regularly in various multinational companies and Government of India establishments such as ISRO, DRDO, HPLC. NTPC. BARC. GSI. IPCL; Ranbaxy, Lupin, Wokhardt, Forensic Research Laboratories, CSIR Laboratories. Every year, nearly
35-40 students qualify the NET-JRF examination conducted by UGC-CSIR. A good number of students also clear the GATE examination with excellent percentile.

Infrastructural Facilities

T h e D e p a r t m e n t i s w e l l e q u i p p e d w i t h sophisticated instruments like polarimeter, FTIR, single crystal XRD, a multi-nuclei 300 MHz FTNMR, a semi preparative HPLC, Table top mass Spectrometer, UV Spectrophotometer. The Department has procurred a High Resolution Mass Spectrometer out of the DST-FIST grant. The UGC has granted Rs. 80 lacs for renovation of laboratories, safety measurements, upgradation & development of the infrastructure; and some fellowships for meritorious students have also been sanctioned.

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

  • Asymmetric Synthesis
  • Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry
  • Bio-inorganic, Bio-organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Dynamics
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry, Electrodics and Corrosion
  • Green Chemistry
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Natural Product Chemistry ó Organometallic Chemistry ó Photochemistry
  • Synthetic Inorganic and Sol-gel Chemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Research programmes in the Department are supported by various funding agencies of the Government of India.

Meritorious students are encouraged with the following awards:

(1) Dr. Sogani, Thakuria & Rajni Singh Memorial Award.

(2) Dr.Ghanshyam Srivastava Commemoration Scholarship

(3) Prof. B.C. Joshi Gold Medal

(4) Prof. R.C. Mehrotra Memorial Gold Medal

(5) Prof. V.N. Pathak Memorial Need cum merit Scholarship.

(6) Rukmani Devi Mishra Memorial Scholarship

(7) (Late) Smt. Vimla Gupta Memorial Scholarship Master’s Programme

MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMISTRY)

Seats:50
Duration: Four Semesters ( Two Years)

Faculty

Head & Professor

Singh, R.V.

Professors

Dandia, Anshu Sarin, Vineeta Saxena, Sanjiv

Associate Professors

Agarwal, Mithlesh Bhargava, S. Chandel, C.P.S. Dobhal, M.P. Gupta, Neelima Jain, Asha Jain, Meenakshi Joshi, V. S. Joshi, Rahul Joshi, Y.C. Khandelwal, C.L. Khatri, Vinita Nagar, Meena Pardasani, Pushpa Pathak, M.K. Sharma, Alka Sharma, D.K. Sharma, Jyoti Sharma, M. C. Singh, Yash Pal Varshney, Anil Kr. Varshney, Sarita

Assistant Professors

Fahmi Nighat Sharma, Jyoti

Department of Geography

About the Department

Initially, the teaching of Geography began in 1962 at the undergraduate level in the Arts Faculty in the University Rajasthan College. Thereafter the undergraduate teaching in Science faculty in University Maharaja’s College and in Science/Arts f a c u l t i e s i n U n i v e r s i t y M a h a r a n i ‘ s C o l l e g e commenced from 1974 and 1987, respectively. The Post Graduate Department was established in 1968. The faculty is actively engaged in research programmes. The Post Graduate Department is located in the University Campus.

Infrastructural Facilities

The Department has a well equipped Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System Laboratory named as (Late). Shri Rajesh Pilot Memorial Laboratory. It has been established under the FIST-Programme of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Faculty

Head and Professor

Doi, R.D, Professors Gurjar, R.D. Joshi, Hemlata

Associate Professors

Chauhan, D.S Dhabariya, C.V. Gurjar, R.K. Jain, Usha Kalia, Sarina Mishra, Purnima Prasad, Jagdish Prasad, Rama Sharma, R.N. Sihag, M.S. Singh, Atar

Assistant Professors

Malik, Naresh

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas
Approximately 250 scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degrees in various branches of geography particularly in the following :

  • Geomorphology,
  • Environmental Geomorphology, ó Land use Land Cover Mapping ó Dessertification Monitoring
  • Watershed Management ó Agricultural Geography ó Resource Geography
  • Industrial Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Transport Geography
  • Medical Geography,
  • Remote Sensing & G.I.S. Application.

Masters’ Programmes

Master of Philosophy (Geography)
Duration : One Year

Master of Arts/ Master of Science (Geography)
Seats : 40
Duration: Four Semesters ( Two Years) P.G. Diploma in RS & GIS
Seats : 20
Duration : One Years

Department of Geology

About the Department

The department was established in 1985 when post graduate teaching was initiated at the Maharaja’s College Campus. The Department shifted to its own building in the University Campus in 1989. The Department runs M.Sc. and Ph.D. progammes with an objective of:

  • Creating and effectively disseminating fundamental knowledge about the Earth, its resources and the internal and external processes that bring about changes in the Earth’s surface as development of landforms.
  • Training students to take up responsibilities as professional geologists in various exploration and mining organizations and to pursue a career as research scientists.
  • Integrating scientific knowledge from different geosciences and allied fields for application in solving societal issues such as natural resource management, natural hazard evaluation and mitigation.
  • Providing basic infra structural facilities to carry out research in specified fields.
  • Remote sensing & GLS application.

To achieve the above goals the Department offers a very congenial atmosphere and regular student-teacher interaction. Field trips are conducted as a part of the M.Sc. curricula that allow the students to learn the practical aspects and develop a better understanding of the subject in the field. It also helps in making students confident and self motivated to work as a team. The Department has regularly organized training programmes and special lectures to benefit both the students and the faculty.

Infrastructural Facilities:

The Department has facilities for teaching and research and boasts of the following technical facilities: Geochemical Lab: Double Beam Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (GBS); UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Analytical Balance, Jaw Crusher, TC Ball Mill.
Petrological Lab: Petrological Microscopes, Automatic thin section preparation unit.

Palaeontology Lab : Binocular microscopes, High resolution Zoom Stereomicroscope with photographic attachment and Tracing Tube. In addition, it has a large collection of fossils collected from Rajasthan and Kachchh.

Computer and GIS Lab : Ten computers, GIS and Image processing software, Satellite data and topo sheets.

Other Facilities: LCD projector, Field Camera, Survey equipment, Light Table, Mirror Stereoscopes, Departmental Library, etc.

Ph.D. Programme

The Department and individual faculty members have been associated in international collaborative research programmes. Collaborations with the University of Erlangen (Germany), University of Florida (US) and University of Pavia (Italy) have offered a platform for the students to work in overseas laboratories and to get a chance to interact with the students from these institutions.

Faculty

Head & Professor

Pandey, D.K.

Professors

Agrawal, Salil Maheshwari, Anil Pandit, M.K.

Associate Professors

Somani, R. L.

Assistant Professors

Mahla, N.S

Thrust Areas

  • H a r d R o c k G e o l o g y ( G e o c h e m i s t r y, Petrology, Constraining Ancient Geodynamic Setting, Rock Magnetism)
  • Paleontology and Soft Rock Geology (Paleoecology, Sequence Stratigraphy)
  • Environmental Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Economic Geology

Master’s Programme

MASTER OF SCIENCE (GEOLOGY)

Seats : 10

Duration: Four Semesters ( Two Years)

Other Highlights: “The department of Geology is unique among the PG. departments of the University because the student who gets first rank in first year of M.Sc. receives a scholarship of Rs. 5,000/- per month for one year. This scholarship the ONGC Scholarship is provided by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, under the Industry-Academia Interface.” The Department, during its very short span of existence, has been identified under the DRS-SAP of UGC and FIST Program of DST. A large number of international collaborative research programmes are being undertaken. The Department has been very active in dissemination of scientific research and has hosted national and international seminars/ conferences. A software “Virtual Petrological Microscope” developed by the students of our department is being used by a number of Geology departments all over the country as a useful teaching aid.

Department of Home Science

The PG Department of Home Science was established in 1985 with M.Sc specialization in three subjects, namely Foods and Human Nutrition, Human Development and Family and Development Communication and Extension. PG Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Development (ECED) in collaboration with Campus Nursery School was started in 2007. The Department has qualified teaching staff with research specialization in different branches of Home Science.

Infrastructural Facilities

  • Lecture theatres
  • Well equipped Laboratories & Library
  • Smart Classroom
  • Audio Visual lab with power point & LCD projector
  • Computers with Internet access.

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Human Development
  • Home-Science Extension Education
  • Home Management
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Development and Health
  • Child, Women and Family
  • Community and Clinical Nutrition
  • Socio Techno Economic Studies
  • Child, Parenting and Personality Development
  • Under Privileged Segments

The department works in collaboration with several organization in research & development projects: UNICEF, CARE, DST, Prayaas, DWCD, IIHMR, SMS, Fortis & SMD Hospitals

Master’s Programme

MASTER OF SCIENCE (HOME SCIENCE)
Seats : 30 (10 each in three M.Sc. Programmes)
Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)

Faculty

Head & Professor

Bhatia, Anju

Professors
Goyle, Anuradha Nagar, Ranjana Saluja, Neeru Talikoti, Pooja

Associate Professors

Agarwal, Sunita Agrawal, Mukta Boolchandani,R. Dubey Shubha Jain, Ruby Koradia, Kavita Narang, Darshan Kaur Purohit, Surabhi Singh, Nimali Varma, Kanika

Department of Mathematics

About the Department

The Department was established in August 1960 at Maharaja College after the amalgamation of its Post-graduate wing. The Department shifted is the second floor of the Vigyan Bhawan in the University Campus in 1964. Various National and International honours have been conferred upon some members of the Department. The Department has active programmes of research in a number of areas. Emphasis is laid equally on Pure and Applied Mathematics. A good number of students have qualified in prestigious competitive examinations like JRF and NET and have been awarded research fellowships by UGC and CSIR. The faculty has successfully supervised more than 220 Ph.D. scholars and 240 M.Phil. students. More than 740 research papers of the faculty members of the Department have been published in various National and International Journals of repute. The teachers of the Department have authored more than 40 P.G. Level Books and so more than 65 U.G. level Books

The Department has UGC DRS-I,under SAP DST Sponsored FIST Programmes and NBHM Grant for Purchase of books in the Departmental Library

Infrastructural Facilities

Departmental Library has about 9300 books, one well-equipped Computer Laboratory consisting of 30 computers with internet facility for teachers, research scholars and students.

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

  • Fluid Dynamics (Porous Medium, Heat Transfer, Non-Newtonian Fluids, MHD, Boundary Layer Theory)
  • Integral Transforms and Special Functions
  • General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Operations Research ó Bio-Fluid Dynamics ó Fractional Calculus
  • Geometric Function Theory

Masters’ Programme

MASTER OF ARTS/ MASTER OF SCIENCE (MATHEMATICS)
Seats : 90
Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)

M. Phil. IN MATHEMATICS
Duration : (Two Semesters) One Year

PG Diploma Programme

PG DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (Self Financing)
Seats : 30
Duration : (Two Semesters )One year

Faculty

Head & Professor

Chauhan, D.S. Professors Sharma, P.R. Jat, R.N.

Associate Professors

Goyal, Mamta Gupta, S.P. Sharma, Anil Sharma, S.C. Vyas, Paresh

Department of Physics

About the Department

Department of Physics was established in The 1960. The Department offers M.Sc. (Physics) 4 semester programme and Ph.D. programme in different experimental and theoretical fields.

For the research, the Department has received UGC support under its COSIST Programme (1991- 96), DRS Programme (1997-04) DSA programme Phase-I and DST support under its FIST (Fund for improvement of Science and Technologyu Infra sturcture) programme Phase-I (2001-06) Phase-II (2006-11) Level-I At present it is receiving UGC support under DSA programme phase-II and DST support under FIST Programme Phase-III Level-2 In addition individual research groups have received
financial support form different funding agencies like UGC, DST, BRNS, DRDO, CSIR, MNES, UGC- DAE CSR, IUAC and ISRO. The cumulative grant received by the Department in last 5 years is over Rs. 11 Crores.

Infrastructural Facilities

M.Sc. and research laboratories are well- equipped. Experimental facilities in Condensed Matter Physics include a small capacity compact liquid nitrogen plant, furnaces for materials preparation, sputtering unit for preparation of thin films/ multi- layers, facilities for preparation of nano-particles, X-ray diffractometers for study of powder and thin film materials and for small angle X- ray scattering studies, Scanning probe microscope, low energy electron accelerator, X-ray fluorescence set-up, Compton spectrometer, vibrating sample magnetometer (20 K-1000 K), Mössbauer spectrometers with temperature variation (80K- 1000 K) and high pressures up to 10 GPa, resistivity measurement, differential scanning calorimeter, transient plane source technique, dynamic mechanical analyzer and UV- visible spectrophotometer, X-ray photo-electron spectroscopy set-up. Other facilities include microscope, Gamma/neutron spectroscopy set- ups, 2.5 m long neutron – time of flight facility, grid computing laboratory with multiprocessor servers, microwave set-up, low frequency and optical frequency set-ups for measuring dielectric properties and antenna measurement equipments and vector network analyzer.

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Theoretical High Energy Physics & Cosmology
  • High Energy Nuclear Physics (ADS Prog.)
  • Experimental High Energy Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Atomic Physics
  • Microwave Electronics
  • Hydrogen Energy
  • Solar Energy

About 50 research students are working for Ph. D. degree.

Condensed Matter Research groups and microwave electronics group have collaborations w i t h B A R C a n d T I F R ( M u m b a i ) , P R L (Ahmedabad), ISRO (Bangalore), IUAC (New Delhi), UGC-DAE CSR (Kolkata, Indore, Mumbai), IITs, Synchrotron radiation centres (Taiwan, Italy, Japan, USA), University of Munich (Germany), ICTP (Italy) and CBPF (Brazil). High energy nuclear physics group collaborates with JINR (Russia), Postech (Korea) and Czech Institute of Physics (Czech). Experimental high energy physics group is a part of International Collaboration experiments STAR (Brookhaven National laboratory, New York), ALICE (CERN, Geneva) and CBM (GSI, Germany).

Master’s Programme

MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHYSICS)
Seats : 35
Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)

M.Sc. course follows semester pattern. Elective Core Courses are offered in following clusters:

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Electronics and communication
  • Energy Studies

M.Sc. pass outs are selected every year in different scientific institutions like IPR, IUAC, BARC, NPL, TIFR and also qualify in examinations like NET and GATE.

Other Highlights & Achievements

The Department has organized national/ international conferences and workshops. Experts are invited for lectures and for academic interactions.

Associate Professor
Gupta, S. K. Mishra, Mukesh Ku. Palsania, H.S. Raniwala, Rashmi Rao, K.V.R. Saini, Jaswant Singh Saxena, V.K. Singh, Mangej Singh, Ramvir Sharma, Y.K. Singh, Usha Singhal, R.K. Singhvi, Neelima

Department of Psychology

About the Department

The Department of Psychology was established in year 1971. The faculty of the Department is highly qualified and specialized in the areas of Clinical, Vo c a t i o n a l , O r g a n i z a t i o n a l , G u i d a n c e a n d Counselling and Social Psychology. The faculty members and researchers of the department have made significant research contribution in these fields. The faculty members are also involved in development of ‘Psychological Measurement Devices’.

The department attracts students from Rajasthan and outside, including international students. Recently, a cooperation agreement has been signed between University of Rajasthan and Montpelier University, France under which students from Montpelier University can apply for further studies in the Department.

Infrastructural Facilities:

The Department has smart class room and a well–equipped laboratory with P.G.R., ECG, Bio- Feedback and Research support-tools such as Psychological Tests, Palfrite Pr4, Audiometer, Projector with Laser Printer, Braun Paxilux, OHP and Computers with Internet connection.

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

  • Psychological well being
  • Quality of life
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Stress and Stress management
  • Career Counselling
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychology of IT Professionals
  • Sports Psychology
  • Job Involvement, Values and Satisfaction
  • Gerontology
  • Drug Addiction
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence
  • Marital Discord and Adjustment
  • Problems of Adolescents and Youth
  • Leadership
  • Police and Executive Stress
  • Organizational Stress

Masters’ Programmes

M. Phil. IN PSYCHOLOGY
Duration : One Year

MASTER OF SCIENCE/ MASTER OF ARTS (PSYCHOLOGY)
Seats : 30 (+10 Seats on SFS Basis)
Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)

Faculty

Head & Professor

Mohan Manika

Professors

Kulshrestha, Usha Madnawat, A.V.S. Rathore, Pushpa

Associate Professors

Choudhary, Rashmi Jain, Meena Jain, Madhu Kaur, Tejinder Mittal, Uma Puri, Prena Pareek, Sushila Sharma, O.P. Singhvi, Mukta

Department of Statistics

About the Department

The Department was established in 1962 in University Maharaja College and then shifted to the University Main Campus. It is one of the pioneer departments of Statistics in the State of Rajasthan.

Infrastructural Facilities

Multipurpose classrooms for teaching, conduct- ing seminars & evaluation activities, Departmental Library with a good collection of books; Computer and Internet connectivity for providing extra learning inputs are the facilities available. The Department has software packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) to facilitate research work.

Faculty

Head & Professor

Prasad, Jagdish

Professors

Sharma, Amita Tayal, Vipin

Associate Professor

Bhardwaj, Anil Gupta, S. K. Joshi, Lata Nagar, Pankaj Singh, Jayant Singh, Yashbir

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

  • Statistical Inference
  • Design of Experiments
  • Distribution Theory ó Sampling Theory ó Reliability Analysis
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Medical Statistics
  • Computer based Statistical Techniques
  • Applied Statistics
  • Inter Disciplinary Research

Masters’ Programmes

M. PHIL. IN STATISTICS
Duration : One Year

MASTER OF ARTS/MASTER OF SCIENCE (STATISTICS)
Seats : 30
Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)

Other Highlights & Achievements

The subject has application in many fields such as agriculture, medicine, business, management etc. The alumni are successfully engaged in various departments such as academics/research, Indian Statistical Services, banking, Stock exchange, Insurance companies etc.. The Department has been regularly organising quiz and invited lectures by eminent scholars in different areas.

Department of Zoology

About the Department

The Department was established in 1960. This department is recognized as a Centre for Advanced Studies in Zoology since 2005. Earlier it had received support under SAP, COSIST and DST–FIST. Department celebrated its Golden Jublee in 2010.

Infrastructural Facilities

T h e D e p a r t m e n t h a s t h e f o l l o w i n g infrastructure facilities: Central Sophisticated I n s t r u m e n t F a c i l i t y, A t o m i c A b s o r p t i o n Spectrophotometer, Transmission Electron Microscope (Hitachi), RIA (Gamma & Beta Liquid S c i n t i l l a t i o n C o u n t e r ) , G a s L i q u i d Chromatography, HPLC, Computer Assisted Semen Analyser, Flow-Cytometer, Autoanalyser, Digital Microphotography, ELISA Reader, Deep Freezer, Refrigerated High Speed Centrifuge, Tissue Culture Facility, 50 KVA DG Set, Experimental Animal House Facility, Library facility and Smart Classroom.

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Physiology
  • Fish Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Radiation Biology
  • Entomology
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Ethnobiology

Faculty

Head & Professor

Singh, N.P Professors Goyal,P.K. Jain, G.C. Joshi, S.C. Sharma, J.D. Sharma, Jaimala Sharma, Subhashini Sisodia, Rashmi Verma, Shekhar

Associate Professors

Ansari, A.S. Gupta, R.S. John, P.J. Lowry, M.L. Mali, P.C. Mathur, Nupur Nair, Neena Singh Anuradha Soni, Inderpal Srivastava, Seema

Ph.D. Programmes consist of

1. Basic Research
(a) Study on Folklore Medicines as
(i) Antifertility
(ii) Antioxidants, Antidiabetic agents
(iii) Radioprotectants
(b) Medicinal Values of Desert Plants
(c) Trace Elements
(d) Environmental Toxicology
(e) Entomology
(f) Animal behaviour
(g) Nano biotechnology
(h) Environmental Microbial Technology

Master’s Programme

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ZOOLOGY
Seats : 25 Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MICROBIOLOGY): S.F.S. Course
Seats : 25(+5 Seats NRI)
Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)

Centre for Computer Science & Information Technology

About the Centre

The Centre has been conducting regular courses in Computer Science since 1986. Presently, 3 Year (6 Semester) Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Course and 2 Year (4 Semester) Master of Science (Information Technology) courses are run at the Centre under Self Financing Scheme (SFS).

Infrastructural Facilities

The students have access to excellent infrastructural facilities. These facilities are augmented by the addition of hardware/ software, library and space facilities. A large Seminar Hall has been completed and the process of signing Memoranda of Understanding with several inter- nationally reputed multinational companies and organizations is at a fairly advanced stage. These will enable students to have access to international technologies as a part of their course work.

Internet Connectivity

Internet connectivity is available. The entire building has CAT 5 cabling so that the Internet can be accessed from almost any location in the building.

Computer Labs

The computer labs consisting of more than 80 computers are connected through LAN and support diverse operating systems like DOS, Windows, Windows NT, Novel, and Linux. The labs are equipped with wide ranging development tools and platforms such as C. C++, Visual Basic, MS Office, Visual Studio, NET, Java, Oracle, DB2, MS SQL and many more. The students are allowed to work even during off hours. A hightech laboratory having 30 computers & 2 servers has been established in the centre to fulfil requirement of the courses to support latest technology and environment.

Library

The students have access to an in-house library, which has a large collection of books related to C o m p u t e r A p p l i c a t i o n s a n d I n f o r m a t i o n Technology. In addition, the students have access to on-line resources.

Ph.D. Programme

The students can take up research work for Ph.D. degree in various areas of Computer Science. Full scholarship for Ph.D. programme to an outstanding Information Technology Students of this centre has been offered by the University of Wroclaw, Polland since 2007-08.Collaborative website has been launched between Cornell University, New York and University of Rajasthan, Jaipur from March, 2009.

Masters’ Programme

MASTER OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (SFS Course)

Seats: 60

Duration : 6 Semesters (Three Years )

This is a 3 Years (6- Semesters) Post Graduate p r o f e s s i o n a l d e g r e e p r o g r a m m e a s p e r r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s b y t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f Electronics, Government of India and aims to provide the students with, necessary computer science and software development expertise so that they can be absorbed as System Analysts/Information System Specialists/IT Experts etc.

MASTER OF SCIENCE

(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) (SFS Course)

Seats : 40

Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)
Director
Prof. R.N. Jat

Centre for Development of Physics Education

About the Centre

The Centre for the Development of Physics Education was established in May 1978 by the University Grants Commission. This was a sequel to excellent developmental work done by the Department of Physics during the University Leadership Programme (1971-78).

The activities of the Centre are (i) development of new Physics experiments and literature, (ii) assisting other institutions under contact programme, (iii) fabrication and supply of equipment developed by it to academic/research institutions on no-profit and no loss basis,(iv) development of teaching aids in the form of Computer and Audio Visual Programmes, The Center has developed over 100 experiments and supplied Physics equipments fabricated at the Centre to many Universities and Institutions in India and abroad. These equipment are also being used in training programmes sponsored by ICTP, Italy, at the University of Dar-es-salam, Tanzania, University of Maidugur, Nigeria, and the University of Zimbabwe, Harare. The Coupled Oscillator was awarded First Prize at an

International Competition.

The Centre has been supporting research groups in the Physics Department for fabrication of equipment and extending IT expertise for examination reforms and academic development. The Centre conducts workshops, exhibitions and training programmes for college teachers and also school children through INSPIRE Programme of DST, Govt. of India.

Infrastructural Facilities

The Department has (i) a Mechanical Workshop (ii) an Electronic Workshop and (iii) Computer Lab. The mechanical workshop is equipped with a Lathe Machine and a Milling Machine The electronic workshop is equipped with measuring, testing and assembling equipment for electronic circuits. The computer lab is equipped with five computers with online support

The Museum that houses equipment developed by the CDPE, is a major attraction for visitors and students of Physics.

Master’s Programme

1. M. Phil. in Physics

Duration : (Two Semester) One Year (a) General Lab (b) Computer Lab Seats : 15

2. M.Tech Engineering Physics

Seats: 20 (SFS Basis)
Duration : Four Semesters (Two Years)

Director
Prof. Y.K. Vijay

Centre for Non-Conventional Energy Resources

About the Centre

Reliable supply of energy is a key issue of this century. With the aim to achieve this need of human life, Centre for Non-Conventional Energy Resources was established in the year 2000. The aim of the centre is to work for Green power.

The UGC has sanctioned an innovative one year M.Phil. degree course in Energy. This course deals with the issues of alternative energy sources and sustainable development. The aim is to perform an objective cost-benefit analysis on each form of alternative energy to determine large and small scale application. Particular attention is on the efficiency and limitations in terms of useable energy. This course provides a chance to students to work for energy problems of our country by providing t h e m t r a i n i n g i n b o t h t h e o r e t i c a l a n d experimental aspects.

Infrastructural Facilities

The Centre has a research laboratory equipped with Electron gun, thin film deposition unit under UHV conditions, Thermal evaporation unit under high vacuum condition, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Electrometer, Ultrasonic cleaner, Ball milling

Director
Prof. D.C. Jain

under inert atmosphere, Heating furnace and Sievert type Hydrogen storage measurement unit. The Centre has a computer lab with Internet facility and a well equipped library

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Area

  • Hydrogen Energy: Storage and Applications.
  • Solar Energy: Materials and Devices. ó Thin Films, Surfaces and Interfaces ó Amorphous Semiconductors

Master’s Programme

M. Phil. in ENERGY
Seats: 15
Duration : One Year
P.G. Diploma Programme
P.G. DIPLOMA in ENERGY STUDIES (SFS)
Seats: 30
Duration: Two Semesters (One year)

Indira Gandhi Centre for Human Ecology, Environmental & Population Studies

About the Department

The Indira Gandhi Center for Human Ecology, Environmental and Population Studies was established in the year 1984. On Dec 31, 1997 the Indira Gandhi Centre was granted the status of a Department of the University of Rajasthan. The Department, under the COSIST programme with financial and other support from the UGC, has introduced a two-year Master’s degree course (M.Sc.) in Environmental Science since July 1997. One Year P. G . D i p l o m a c o u r s e s i n H u m a n E c o l o g y, Environmental Studies and Population Ecology were introduced since 1984-85.

Infrastructural Facilities

A well-equipped research laboratory with latest equipment (like UV-Spectrophotometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophoto-meter (ASS), B.O.D. Incubator, ovens, water testing kits) is available in this Department. The Department has a well-equipped library consisting of 2500 books and it subscribes to journals.

Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

  • Dessertification Process and its control
  • Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • Fluoride in drinking water and fluorosis problems in Rajasthan
  • Nitrates in drinking water and health problems
  • Textile waste water and adverse effects
  • Biodiversity conservation in sanctuaries, National Parks and Tiger Reserves
  • Sustainable Development in Agricultural and Industrial areas
  • Organic Farming
  • Wildlife Habitat Utilization
  • Effect of Industrial Wastes on Morphology, Anatomy, and Cytology of plants
  • Textile Waste Water and Effects on Vegetables grown in the area.

Master’s Programme:

M.Sc. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Seats: 20
Duration: Four Semesters (Two years)

P.G. Diploma Programme

POST P.G. DIPLOMA IN HUMAN ECOLOGY
Seats: 15 Duration: One year

POST P.G. DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Seats: 15 Duration: One year

POST P.G. DIPLOMA IN POPULATION ECOLOGY
Seats: 15 Duration: One year
Director
Chauhan, S.S.
Associate Professor
Jamali, T.I. Khan

Centre for Water Management & Research

About the Centre

The centre was established during the academic session 2010-11 to fulfil the long felt need in a water scarce Rajasthan State. Keeping in view the importance of management of this precious natural resource that is fast depleting due to excessive groundwater extraction the Centre offers P.G. Diploma in Water Resource Management. The main objective is to train students in water resource management who can eventually work in various government / non- governmental organizations to ensure water security through efficient management. In addition, the Centre also provides a platform for academic interaction and research in this field through seminars and symposia and also undertakes collaborative awareness programmes in water resource management.

P.G. Diploma Programme

P. G . D I P L O M A I N WA T E R R E S O U R C E MANAGEMENT (S.F.S.)

Seats: 40
Duration: Two Semesters (One year)

Director

Prof. M.K. Pandit

Dy. Director

Dr. R.N. Sharma

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