|Employer:||Gargi College,University of Delhi|
Today is: 6, March 2021
(: Dear Geeta, Welcome to WikiEducator. Great progress for the Day One. Best Wishes. Gita -- Gita Mathur 12:16, 12 January 2009 (UTC))
(: Dear Geeta. This is a great start. You are on your way to becoming a WikiMaster Warm regards --Patricia 04:19, 13 January 2009 (UTC))
botany = I am Dr. Geeta Mehta.I teach Botany at Gargi College, University of Delhi. Phycology, gymnosperms and economic botany are the subjects I teach at the undergraduate level.
- I have been associated with development of teaching material for class 6,7 and 8 and have authored biology section of science books. I have also been associated with the class IX text book of Science and Technology by NCERT.
- In my free time I experiment in my garden.Plants of all groups are represented there along with flowering plants.I also make Bonsais.
- Experimenting in kitchen also interests me.
- I love to travel to places of historical and botanical interests
The Eravikulam National Park in the Anamalai hills in South India is accessible by road from Munnar followed by a treck of a kilometer or so.This park is famous for Neelkurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) and the wild goat Nilgiri Tahr. Neelkurinji is a plant of the family acanthaceae and flowers every 12 years. All the hills in this area appear blue in the months of August , September and October the year it flowers. Hence the hills of the area are called Nilgiris (Nil - Blue , giri -.mountain ). It flowered last in the year 2006. I went to Munnar in September 2006 and enjoyed scenic blue hills. Sporadic flowering is seen but mass flowering is seen every 12 years. It is an endemic species. The plants are small sized bushes and produce mauvish - blue flowers in very large numbers. The plants die after setting seeds.
Place of work
Gargi College , a pretigious girls college, is located at Siri Fort Road in south Delhi.I have been teaching B.Sc. students since 1989.
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