Today is: 4, August 2020
AWARD FOR TEACHING
Gita receiving Distinguished Teacher Award of University of Delhi, India, for Excellence in Teaching from Former President of India, His Excellency Bharata Ratna Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam. on September 7, 2009.
- Click on the photo to enlarge it.
With Gargi College Principal
With my Students L to R: Neha, Navjyoti, Neerja, Laxmi & Minakshi
With Dr. S. Chaudhury, Chemistry teacher of my College who was also awarded.
Handmade card by my students
Delhi University:Inside the Main Gate
Distinguished Teacher Award
- Click here to see the list of my WikiEducator friends/ who sent me their greetings on this special Award.
All those interested in Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity and Environmental Studies are welcome to contribute on these pages. --Gita_ Mathur 05:21, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
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NCERT School Science Kit Click Here Click
My Botany Friends and Students on WikiEducator
For my WikiFriends click here User:Gita_Mathur/My_WikiFriends
Add your name here:
- Shalinee Bhardwaj
- Amanpreet Kaur
- Deepa Balagopal
- Payal Khullar
|Wikipedia has an article on this subject.
Visit Botany for more in depth information
Botany, plant science(s), phytology, or plant biology is a branch of biology and is the scientific study of plant life and development. Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines that study plants, algae, and fungi including: structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, and chemical properties and evolutionary relationships between the different groups.
Scope and Importance of Botany
As with other life forms in biology, plant life can be studied from different perspectives, from the molecular, genetic and biochemical level through organelles, cells, tissues, organs, individuals, plant populations, and communities of plants. At each of these levels a botanist might be concerned with the classification (taxonomy), structure (anatomy and morphology), or function (physiology) of plant life.
The Plant World is very fascinating
Important Technical Term in Botany
Click here to see and also add...
Botany Technical Terms
Darwin in INDIA
A cake cut at Sophia College in Mumbai.
The Event was organised by a WikiEducator Dr. Arunan, a teacher of the college.See User:Arunan
Gargi College Botanical Society(GCBS)
- Inter College Festival of GCBS called Ficus 2008 was held on December 12, 2008 in Department of Botany, Gargi College
ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF BOTANY PARTICIPATED
This was the time to enjoy the subject.
Various competitions included: Botanical Photography, Botanical Salad Making, Botanical Rangoli, Best out of Botanical Waste, Slogan Writing and many more.
For more details and for registration email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Annual Botanical Publication of GCBS is called "Anthesis"
Students write on topics of interest ranging from Botany and Biotechnology to Environmental Sciences. This provides a forum to the young Botanists to write good technical papers and articles.
The following FIVE Volumes of "Anthesis" have been publishes so far in print and THREE in electronic form:
Anthesis Volume1 (2005-06)
Anthesis Volume2 (2006-07)
Anthesis Volume3 (2007-08)
Anthesis Volume4 (2008-09)
Anthesis Volume5 (2009-10)
Anthesis Volume6 (2010-11)
Anthesis Volume7 (2011-12)
Anthesis Volume8 (2012-13)
Anthesis Volume8 (2012-13)
Anthesis cover of eBook Volume8 (2012-13)
Anthesis Volume9 (2013-14)
Letter for Shruti Nayak
Click here to see photos in 'Anthesis 2007'
Interesting Quote: Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.-Albert Camus
| Click here for a collaborative source for Science, especially Genetics.
- It is essential for every student to develop Study Skills. For guidance Click on Study Skills
I have been teaching Botany to undergraduates for more than twenty five years. I have seen a sea change in the approach and perspectives in both teaching and learning. Click on this link to read about - Teaching and Learning-My Experiences of three decades
Some useful pages for a Botanist are:
- Teaching/ Learning lessons on topics in plant biodiversity Click here
- Diversity of Seed Plants & their Systematics Click Here
- Structure, Development and Reproduction in Flowering Plants Click Here
How do we effect the Ecology of the World we live in? To know about your Ecological Footprint click on this link Click here and here
|Wikipedia has an article on this subject.
Visit Ecology for more in depth information
Ecology and Environment Hub
Education on Ecology and Environment is essential for every learner and Educator. Thus hub will be a place for all Ecologists to contribute and for all learners to be benefited. EnvironEd is a useful page on WikiEducator.
This HUB is under Development. Add your suggestions and comments--Gita Mathur 05:13, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Members of Ecology and Environment Workgroup
This Workgroup will collaboratively develop technical content and case studies for teaching & learning related to Ecology and Environment. This hub will be moved to a new wikipage when we are ready with the details. All interested wikifriends are welcome to jointly develop the headings and content on this hub.
Add your name and Signature here (add --~~~~) if you would like to be a member of the Ecology and Environment Workgroup.
- (For detailed instructions on how to add or personalize your wiki-signature see help page Signature)
- Dr. Gita Mathur--Gita Mathur 06:39, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
- Dr. Anubha Das--Yanubha 13:17, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
- Dr. Poonam Sharma --poonam sharma
- Amanpreet Kaur--Amanpreet kaur 13:41, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
- Deepa Balagopal--Deepa Balagopal 17:05, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
- Shalinee Bhardwaj --Shalinee Bhardwaj 06:22, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
- Dear WikiFriends, it is nice to see all of you here. Please add your suggestions here & feel free to add content to above pages. You may like to add more topics.....go ahead & get a feel of collaborative content development.--Gita Mathur 06:34, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
General topic link - Life cycle of Gymnosperms and Angiosperms is here 
Viruses and Bacteria
For a useful website click here 
As a part of Biodiversity curriculum for Second year B.Sc. Honours in Botany, college Students of various colleges of Delhi University go for a Botanical Excursion.
I am starting this hub for all to add their experiences of the Current year and previous experiences. This will help both students and teachers to decide about future excursions and also help in plant identification. Let us all share & develop this collaboratively.
|Wikipedia has an article on this subject.
Visit Bryophyta for more in depth information
- Economic Botany - For the following topics in Economic Botany Click Here
- Fibres, Rubber, Firewood, Timber and Bamboos
- Origin and Introduction of Crop Plants, Cereals and Pulses
- Potato, Sugarcane and Vegetable Oils
Also see my video on 'Black Pepper' on this page. Shows how Black Peppers start as Green, changing to brown, red and finally black!
Click on this link to see some photographs clicked by Shalinee Bhardwaj
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction, Click on thr link here to see a nice vedio on PCR
Look out for new reading material and useful links on Plant Anatomy to be added here soon --Dr. Gita Mathur (talk) 18:17, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
Some useful links
For a very useful link click here
If you are interested in doing Research, Click on this Research link & read.
My Research studies have been on four lines:
- M.Sc. Thesis on Phenolics in Antigonon leptopus
- Ph.D. Thesis on Flower colour changes in Lantana camara
- Post-Doctoral Research Project on Reproductive Bilology of Solanum melomgena
- Post-Doctoral Research Project on Impact of Environmental Changes on Plants in Delhi.
M.Sc. – 1976 University of Delhi
Title:Physio-Chemical Studies on Phenolic Constituents of Seeds of Antigonon leptopus
stages of flower and fruit development
Ph.D. – 1983 University of Delhi
Title: Flower Colour Changes and Pollination in Lantana camara
Post Doctoral Research
Set up a Botany Research Laboratory in Gargi College, University of Delhi.
This research was carried out in the new Laboratory.
- 'Reproductive Biology of Eggplant – Solanum melongena' as a research project awarded to me by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, 1996 to 2000.
My poster at IBC, St.Louis
Parts of two types of flowers
Shalinee Bhardwaj was my Botany undergrad student in Gargi College. After finishing Post-graduation in Botany from DU, she worked in my research project on Eggplant, Solanum melongena. Later, she was also a faculty of the Education department of my college.
Her clicked photos above show her deep involvement with eggplants.
Environment of Delhi
Post Doctoral Research
Botany research Laboratory, Gargi College, University of Delhi.
- Studies on Effect of Environmental Changes on Selected Herbaceous Plants of Delhi, as a research project awarded jointly to Dr. Gita Mathur & Dr. Bharati Bhattacharyya by University Grants Commission, Government of India, 2001 to 2003.
Phyllanthus fraternus plant
Instruments used for Field Studies
Flower of Stellaria media in my hand
Innovations in Teaching
Teaching is not just a profession, it is a passion for many of us.
|:New Innovations in Teaching
User:Gita_Mathur/Click here to see my Videos
You can see the following Videos:
This has slides of the F2F L4C Workshop I attended.
Slides of Green and Red Black Peppers.
Note about this video: -->
'Black Pepper' is cultivated in Kerala, a State in the Southern part of India. The pictures in this Video are of Fresh Black peppers which were brought to me yesterday by my Undergraduate Student Drishya Nair. These pictures have been clicked by me today (Dec. 2, 2008). Young Peppers are green, become dark, then red with maturation. (Note these 'Stages of Development' in the pictures.) These are then harvested and cured to get the commercial Black Pepper used as a spice the world over. My students are very enthusiastic young Botanists! Thanks Drishya.
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Bryophyllum Red Flowers - Short clip of a film recorded by me.
WikiEducator Page - a small film recorded by me for learning to upload a video on my page.
eL4C15 On-Line Workshop Nov.24-Dec.5, 2008
I attended this workshop. The video has slides of Screen-Shots of the workshop.
More Botanical ones to be added soon.
On-line learning is becoming very popular now.
Register on the site of | WiZiQ and see the recordings of some useful lessons.
Meet me there.
Emailing useful materials - Interlinking Classroom and Web for Teaching
- I take the email ID's of all my students and make class-wise mailing groups.
- For every class I ask one student to be my "Email Contact" who ensures that everyone is getting the mails and tells me about change/addition of email ID from that class
- I send every class group, the syllabus, before starting of the new session in the college.
- Next, I mail a list of readings relevant to their course to be studied.
- I send paper-wise book lists for reading.
- I also send a soft copy of list of Botany Books in the college library and their location on the Gargi College library shelves.
- This also includes the number of copies of the books available in the Reference section and the Issue sections.
- As all my students do not have access to internet at home, I give out prints which they can photocopy. Some take copes from their friends.
- Where ever possible and relevant, I email reading materials which students can printout and bring to the class. I ensure that I send this well in advance.
- In Botany there are long Botanical names which students tend to copy from the classroom board making spelling mistakes. Sending them the list of names which would be used in the coming lecture solves this problem.For example Potato is Solanum tuberosum to Botanists.
- My main focus is on two lines
- Using the technological advancements in everyday, classroom education.
- Keeping a balance of Chalkboard teaching and internet usage. There can never be any method better than the Chalkboard / Whiteboard approach. The reason for this, in my opinion is that this method makes every lesson highly customized for that batch of students.
a new look at library resources
using the internet
use of photographs
These are Photographs of Tissue Culture Experiments done in Gargi College by III year students of B.Sc. Honours in Botany .
Cells of Onion Root Tip showing Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase & Telophase.
STAGES OF CELL DIVISION - MITOSIS.
- Click on the links below to see the fascinating world of a Botanist.
Scanning Electron Microscope pictures:
click here and
My Slide Presentations
Learning to upload a presentation
Learning to upload a presentation made in open office <Br.> Click on the link here and follow the steps in the presentation for uploading a presentation on WikiEducator.<Br.>This is for Open Source systems only.
Learning to use a computer
Learning to use a computer<Br.>This presentation is for those who are totally new to computers. Ask them to see this presentation and become users.
Reference Cards for use in Face-to-Face Learning-for-Content Workshops
This presentation is a slide show for Newbies and for those who want to revise or practice WikiEducator Skills.
Presentation slides - WikiEducator in Linux Delhi Meet
Developing Open Educational Resources: WikiEducator-Gargi 2009 – A Step Forward
Talk by Two WikiEducators of Gargi College
at a meet:<Br.>
Freed.in – Getting There Together,<Br.>
held on Feb.20-21, 2009 at Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus,
Focus Area: Unfettered access to knowledge, especially for Education<Br.>
Title: Developing Open Educational Resources: WikiEducator-Gargi 2009 – A Step Forward<Br.>
Dr. Gita Mathur and Dr. Promila Kumar<Br.>
Gargi College(University of Delhi), Siri Fort Road, New Delhi – 110049.<Br.>
Summer Vacation Time
Today three of my students came to me and asked me to suggest how they can spend their time fruitfully during summer vacation. We had a long discussion, here are some possible options and also some links I asked them to look up.
- Think about what interests you and how much time you would want to spend.
- Remember this is the time to catchup on your hobbies and fun too.
Delhi is very hot & keeping protected id a must.
- Working on the net from the comfort of your home can be a good option.
- simply downloading or saving links for the next semester papers. Syllabus is on DU website.
- Start writing articled for next issue of 'Anthesis'
- Create your own free website at WiliEducator.
Dear Students and friends, click on the link above & try out my quiz.
Thank you for visiting my page
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