Hansraj College

University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.62

Dr Romila Rawat Bisht

Assistant Professor | Department of Botany
Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458

Email Address : drromilarawat[at]gmail[dot]com

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Plant Reproductive biology and Embryology

  • BSc. (Botany H), M.Sc (Botany), Ph.D. (Botany) , 2009 , University of Delhi

Guest lecturer at SGTB Khalsa College (July 2006- Nov, 2006)

Adhoc lecturer at Hansraj College (December 1, 2006 - December10, 2010)

Permanent faculty at Hansraj College (December 13, 2010 - till date)

Plant Embryology

Plant Physiology

Plant Metabolism

Phycology

Plant Biodiversity

Teacher-in-charge, Department of Botany, Hansraj College May 2020- till date

Convener, UG admission BSc H Botany and MSc Botany for the year 2020-21

Member, Apex Committee for online teaching mode, Hansraj College 2020 till date

Convener, SPICMACAY Hansraj Chapter 2019-20

Member, Student Welfare and discipline Committee, Hansraj College 2019-20

Convener Library Department of Botany 2019-20

Co-convener ECA Hansraj College, 2018-19

Convener/ Program Officer NSS Hansraj College, 2018-19

Member, Advisory Board of Dr Sama Day Care Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, 2018-19

Nodal Officer, Hansraj College for Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI)-2018

Convener Life Science Society, Hansraj College 2018-19

Convener, UG Admissions in B.Sc (Prog. ) Life Science, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, 2018-19.

Member, Organizing Committee for Annual Prize Distribution, Hansraj College 2018-19

Convener ECA Hansraj College, 2017-18 w.e.f. August 1, 2018

Convener/ Program Officer NSS Hansraj College, 2017-18

Member, Advisory Board of Dr Sama Day Care Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, 2017-18

Convener Scholarship cell Department of Botany, Hansraj College, 2017-18

Convener, ECA admissions, Hansraj College, University of Delhi for the academic session 2017-18.

Member Criterion VII, SSR NAAC, Hansraj College, University of Delhi 2017-18.

Organizer, Cultural Program for NAAC at Hansraj College, University of Delhi on August 3, 2017

Nodal Officer for the programme “Sankalp se Sidhi” including Manthan and Rock Concert on - Ye India ka time hai at Hansraj College, University of Delhi held on September 19, 2017.

College Nodal Officer for Swachhta Pakhwada programmes held in the month of August 2017 and September, 2017.

Member of organizing committee Confluence, Annual Festival of Hansraj College for the academic session 2017-18.

Member, Organizing Committee for Annual Prize Distribution, Hansraj College 2017-18

Convener Botanical Society, Hansraj College 2016-17

Member Dias Management Committee for Convocation 2017

Co-convener ECA Hansraj College, 2016-17

Member Criterion VII, SSR NAAC, Hansraj College, University of Delhi 2016-17.

Coordinator of event graced by Hon. Prime Minister Shri Nadendra Modi on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati organized by DAV management Committee at JLN Stadium on 14th February 2016.

Organized cultural events at International Conference on Innovating Education in Asia (ICIEA) 31st October -2 November, 2015.

Convener, Music(Swaranjali) and Dance (Oorja and Terpsichorean) Societies, Hansraj College 2015-16

Convener Botanical Society, Hansraj College 2015-16

Member of Development Fund Committee, Hansraj College 2015-16

Member of Student welfare and Discipline Committee, Hansraj College 2015-16

Deputy Superintendent Theory examinations, Hansraj College May-June, 2016

Superintendent Theory examinations, Hansraj College May-June, 2015

Coordinator Department of Botany, DBT Star College Scheme w.e.f. February 2015 till date.

Member of SPIC MACAY Hansraj College Committee, 2014-2015

Member of Women Development Cell, Hansraj College, 2014-2015

Convener Botanical Society, Hansraj College 2014-15, w.e.f February, 2015

Represented College as a Stall Guide in Good Practices Stall of Hansraj College at the Annual fest Antardhvani, 2015

Convener Seminar Committee, Hansraj College, 2013-2014

Convener Library, Department of Botany, Hansraj College, 2013-2014

Member of SPIC MACAY Hansraj College Committee, 2013-2014

Member of Women Development Cell, Hansraj College, 2013-2014

Superintendent Practical Examination, Hansraj College, 2013-2014

Convener Botanical Society, Hansraj College, 2012-2013

Member of Student Welfare Committee, Hansraj College, 2012-2013

Member of Environment Society, Hansraj College, 2012-2013

Member of Admission Committee, Hansraj College, 2011-2012

Member of Student Welfare Committee, Hansraj College, 2011-2012

Member of Environment Society, Hansraj College, 2011-2012

Convener Internal Assessment Committee, Hansraj College 2011-2012

Convener Botanical Society, Hansraj College, 2011-12

Member Internal Assessment Committee, Hansraj College 2010-2011

Co-convener Life Science Society, Hansraj College 2009-10

Reproductive Biology and Diversity of Morphological and Economically Important Features of two Endemic species of Western Ghats – Garcinia indica Choisy and Vateria indica Linn. January 2003 (registered), 2009 (Awarded)

Innovation project 2015-16 HRC 302: Development of Development of Mobile Based Application for the Real Time Localization Identification of selected Flora in University of Delhi. (Completed)

Chapter entitled “Autotrophic Nutrition”, published in Book entitled “Biology: Programme for S5 Rawanda Project. Eds. A Huten, N Gandhi, P Arora and NS Singh.  Khosla publishing House, Daryaganj, Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-83996-88-9, pp 157-178, 2016.

Chapter entitled “Reproductive success of Angiosperms in Response to Cilmate: An Assessment” in Plant Reproductive Biology and Conservation. Eds. R Kapoor, I Kaur and M Koul. I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi. ISBN 978-93-82332-90-9, pp 401-423, 2015.

 

Research paper entitled “Air cavities in Anther Connective of Mastixia Arborea (Cornaceae)” in Phytomorphology (International society of Plant Morphologists) ISSN – 0031-9449 in Vol. 58(1&2) pp 81-83, 2008. 

Development of Mobile based application for the localization and identification of selected flora of University of Delhi at Innovation Conclave 2016, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi. October 25-26, 2016.­

Rawat Bisht Romila and Bhatnagar AK, 2016. Analytical study of morphological and economically important traits of Garcinia indica in Role of Analytical Sciences in Sustainable Development Organized by: Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, India in collaboration with Indian society of Analytical Scientists- Delhi Chapter (ISAS-DC) and Petrotech Society Dates: 4-5 March 2016.  J. Integr. Sci. Technol., 2016, 4(2), S1-S23 S12

www.pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/jist/article/download/408/228

Bhatnagar AK, Rawat-Bisht R and Talwar S, 2007. Conservation of Medicinal Trees with special Reference to Plant Diversity in Western Ghats of India. In: 3rd Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (GOSMAP-3), organized by Chiang Mai University, International Academic Services, Thailand and Century Foundation, India, held at Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 21-24, 2007.

Rawat-Bisht R and Bhatnagar AK, 2006. Genetic Diversity in Garcinia indica. In:  International Seminar on Forests, Forest Products and Services: Research, Development and Challenges Ahead, held at HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India, November 1-3, 2006.

Talwar S, Rawat R and Bhatnagar AK, 2006. Role of Pollinators in Conservation of Biodiversity. In: National Conference on “Biodiversity Related International Conventions: Role of Indian Scientific Community” organized by the Delhi University Botanical Society and International Society of Plant Morphologists, held  at INSA, New Delhi, India, March 8-10.

Rawat R and Bhatnagar AK, 2005. Flowering and Pollination in Garcinia indica. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia 47 (1): 45 In: XII International Conference on Plant Embryology held in Cracow, Poland, September 5-7, 2005.

Tomar M, Kapoor R, Rawat R and Bhatnagar AK, 2005. Ultra-structural changes caused by fungal infection in mustard seeds during storage. In: Conference on Resource Development and Marketing Issues in Rapeseed-mustard, National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Resource Person in Workshop on “Development of Manuscript of Video Guide on the use of Secondary Science Kit” organized by Division of Educational Kits, NCERT on February 17-20, 24-25 and 27-28, 2020.

Resource person in Workshop on “Development of Scripts for the modules of Training Package in Biology for teachers at Higher Secondary Stage for dissemination in MOOC format”, organized by the Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, NIE, NCERT on November 26, 28, 29, 2019.

Resource person in “Workshop on Hands on Training Program for Laboratory Staff” organized by IQAC and Department of Botany, Hansraj College held on June 18 and 19, 2019.

Resource person for workshop entitled “Mapping of QR codes in Textbook of biology Class XI with e-Content”, organized by Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, NIE, NCERT, New Delhi from March 11-13, 2019

Academic Counselor for B.Sc. Programme for courses LSE12, LSE13, LSE14L at IGNOU Study Centre-29052, Hansraj College till December 31, 2018.

Resource person at workshop on “Computer Proficiency in Day to Day Work and Dealings in Workplace And Public Life” organized by IQAC and Department of Botany, Hansraj college on 6th July, 2017.

 

Resource person in Workshop entitled “Development of e-resources in biology at Higher Secondary Stage”, 3-8 February, 2017, organized by Division of Education in Science and Mathematics, NCERT, New Delhi.

Resource person in Workshop entitled “Basic Laboratory Techniques for undergraduates, 21-23 January, 2017, organized by Department of Botany, Hansraj University of Delhi.

Resource person in Workshop entitled “Development of e-resources in biology at Higher Secondary Stage”, 26-30 September, 2016, organized by Division of Education in Science and Mathematics, NCERT, New Delhi.

Resource person in Workshop entitled “Review and development of existing Science Kit for Upper Primary and Secondary Stage”, 13-15 January, 2016, organized by Division of Educational Kits, NCERT, New Delhi.

Resource person in workshop for on “Skill Development of Laboratory Staff” from December 28-31, 2015 organized by Department of Botany, Hansraj College.

Two week faculty development programme on “Transformation in Higher Education, Issues and Road Ahead” organized by Government Degree College Anantnag in association with Mahatma Hansraj faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College under PMMMNMTT held from September 28, 2020 to October 12, 2020.

International Webinar on “Recent trends in Systematics Biology” organized by Government post Graduate College Nagnath Pokhari (Chamoli) Uttarakhand, Department of higher education. Uttarakhand, India held on July 28, 2020.

Webinar on “Student Learning Centre: Objectives and Perspectives” organized by Student Learning Centre, IQAC Hansraj College held on July 7, 2020.

Webinar on “Basic Documentation for Teachers” organized by IQAC Hansraj College under Paramarsh Scheme, University of Delhi held on June 22, 2020.

Webinar on “Medicinal Plant: Eternal Source of Health and Wellness” organized by Department of Botany, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi held on June 17, 2020.

National Webinar on “Shift in Paradigm: Online Education” organized by Zakir Husain College in collaboration with Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi held on June 9-11, 2020

National Webinar on “Biodiversity and Conservation (NWBC 2020)” organized by Department of Botany, Daulat ram College, University of Delhi held on June 8, 2020.

National Webinar on “Biodiversity and Man” organized by Department of Botany, Dyal Singh College in collaboration with Society of Ecological Research and Natural Resource Management on held June 5, 2020

National Webinar on “Entrepreneurship Aspects of Biodiversity Conservation and Indigenous Healing Practices of Northeast India” organized by IBSD Centre Kalindi College, University of Delhi held on June 2, 2020.

            Six days online Faculty Development Programme on “Environmental Impacts of Covid 19 Pandemic Challenges and Future Research” organized by University School of Environmental Studies, GGIPU held from May 27, 2020 to June 1, 2020

National Webinar on “Kaam kaaj ke badalte taur tarikey” organized by Hansraj College, University of Delhi held on May 27, 2020 (4:00 PM to 5:00PM).

Webinar on “New Opportunities in Medical Plant Sector for farmers and Entrepreneurs” organized by Department of Life Sciences, Mansarovar Global University held on May 24, 2020.

Webinar on “Role of ICC and Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Workmen at Workplace” organized by Internal Complaints Committee, Hansraj College, University of Delhi held on May, 22, 2020.

Webinar on “Plant Biology: A Journey from Earth to Space” organized by Department of Botany, Ramjas College, University of Delhi held on May 22-23, 2020.

International Webinar on “Biodiversity and Environmental Health”, organized by Department of Environmental Studies, Shivaji College, University of Delhi held on May 20, 2020.

Webinar series on Citizen Science: Science communication in times of Covid 19 organized by National Council for Science and Technology, GoI and Gujarat Council for Science and Technology, DST Government of Gujarat from May 10, 2020 to May 16, 2020.

  • Communicating Science to the citizen during Covid 19 Pandemic: Be prepared not panic held on May 11, 2020 (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
  • Learning to Live with virus held on May 12, 2020 (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
  • Genome Sequencing in search of Vaccine for Coronavirus held on May 13, 2020 (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
  • Coronavirus lockdowns: effects on Seismic noise and seismicity held on May 14, 2020 (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
  • S&T interventions in fighting Covid 19 pandemics held on May 15, 2020 (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
  • Protecting from Corona innovative approach and solutions held on May 16, 2020 (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)

Five Days Online Faculty Development Programme on “Experiential Learning: Gandhiji’s Nai Talim” organized by FDC, Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Development, Department of Higher Education, MHRD GoI on May 11-15, 2020 (11:00 AM onwards)

Webinar on “Strengthening the Immune System with Naturopathy” organized by Department of Botany and IQAC, Hansraj College, University of Delhi on May 6, 2020.

Webinar on “Search Research and Publication Ethics” organized by Library Kalinidi college, University of Delhi on May 4, 2020.

Webinar on “Leadership Role in Uncertain Times” organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College on April 30, 2020.

Webinar on “Teachers and Technology: The road ahead” organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College on April 25, 2020.

Seminar on “Crime against Women in conflict areas and areas affected by natural calamities”, organized by Women Development Cell, Hansraj College and National Commission for Women on January 31, 2020.

International Hindi Conference on “Nayi Duniya Naya Bharat Nayi Hindi” organized by Hansraj College, on January 10-11, 2020.

Workshop for teachers of Botany on “Evolving Face of Microscopy: Magnifying Lens to Nanoscope”, organized by Miranda House and Department of Botany, University of Delhi on December 11-12, 2019.

National Leadership Summit on “Excellence in Higher education: current Challenges and Road ahead” organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre and IQAC, Hansraj College on December, 6-7, 2019

            Workshop on “Creating awareness on Intellectual Property” organized by Intellectual Property office, Government of India, Ramjas College, University of Delhi and Confederation of Indian Industry on September 4, 2019.

National seminar on “Draft New Education Policy”, 2019 organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College on August 10, 2019

One week Workshop on “MOOCs, e-content Development and Open Educational Resources”, organized by Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, Human Resource Development Centre, University of Delhi on March 13-19, 2019

International Conference on “Integrative Chemistry, Biology and Translational Medicine” organized by the Centre for Global Health, Hansraj College, University of Delhi and Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine USA on February 25-26, 2019

Seminar on “Innovations and young minds” conducted by Vigyan Prasar in collaboration with Society of General Awareness, Hansraj College, on February 9, 2019

Two week Faculty Development Program on “Challenges before the academia in the era of Gadgets, E-communications and AI” organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College from December 15 to 28, 2018

Workshop on “How to get published research papers in right Journals” organized by Hansraj College, in collaboration with Grace India Educational Charitable Trust Delhi on October 27, 2018

Workshop and Hands-on Experience in “Advance Spectroscopy and Dynamic Light Scattering” organized by Department of Zoology, Kirori Mal College on October 9, 2018

Refresher Course: UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Life Sciences, organized by Centre for professional Development in Higher Education, University of Delhi form July 17, 2018 to August 6, 2018.

Indo-US Colloquium on “Recent Developments in Interdisciplinary Research” organized by IQAC, Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College  in association with Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine USA on July 2, 2018

National Conference on “Technological Empowerment of Women” organized by the National Academy of Sciences, India on March, 8-9, 2018

 

World Wetland day celebration organized by Department of Environment, Govt of NCT, New Delhi on 2nd February, 2018

 

Participated in STEM Teacher Training Workshop on Research Based Pedagogical Tools held from December 10-13, 2017 at IIT Gandhinagar, sponsored by DBT, Newton Bhabha Fund of the British Council, IISER Pune, MHRD and IIT Gandhinagar; conducted by a team of experts from the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Workshop on “Gardening: Cultivate leafing and living” organized by SGTB Khalsa college, University of Delhi on September 20, 2017

Innovation Conclave – 2016 “Nurturing research at undergraduate level” organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi from October 25-26, 2016.

Workshop entitled “Ecology: Modern Perspectives” organized by Department of Botany, Hansraj College University of Delhi on December 12 and 13, 2016

Workshop entitled “Ethnobotany” organized by Department of Botany, Hansraj College University of Delhi from September 16 to 17, 2016.

Workshop/Seminar on “Role of Technical Terminology in Higher Education”, organized by commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, MHRD from July 23-24, 2015.

National Seminar on “Role of Analytical Sciences in Sustainable Development”, at Hansraj College, University of Delhi, organized by Hansraj College an Indian Society of Analytical Scientists – Delhi Chapter and Petrotech Society of India on March 4-5 2016.

Indo-Portugese Workshop on “Emerging Trends of Nanotechnology in Chemistry and Biology (INCB 2016)” organized by Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College and Deshbandh8 College, University of Delhi in association with CQM, University of Madeira, Portugal held on February 12-13, 2016.

Workshop on “Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms” organized by ILLL and University of Delhi South Campus from March 16-17, 2015.

Workshop on “Development of Herbal Garden”, organized by saviours Eco club, Shivaji College, University of Delhi in collaboration with National Medicinal Plant Board, Ministry of Ayush, Government of India on January 29, 2015.

National Symposium on “Frontiers in Plant Molecular Biology” organized by Department of PMB, University of Delhi on September 27-28, 2013.

Refresher Course: UGC sponsored refresher course in Life Science/ Biological Science/ Bioinformatics, organized by Centre for professional Development in Higher Education, University of Delhi form February 25, to March 16, 2013.

Workshop on “Evaluation methodology”, organized by Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, University of Delhi on November 8-10, 2012.

Orientation course: OR-69 (UGC sponsored orientation course), organized by Centre for professional Development in Higher Education, ILLL, University of Delhi from December 13, 2011 to January 9, 2012.

National Workshop on Evolutionary Perspectives in Modern Biological Teaching and Research, held on May 9-10, 2011, organized by ILLL, CPDHE and ANDC, University of Delhi

National Symposium on “Frontiers and Avenues in Plant Sciences”, organized by Shivaji College, University of Delhi from January 20-21, 2011.

National Conference on “Wetlands, Science and Society – An Assessment of their Integration”, organized By Delhi University Botanical Society, University of Delhi on December 11-13, 2007.

International Seminar on “Forests, Forests Products and Services: Research, Development and Challenges Ahead” organized by Department of Forestry, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttaranchal India held on November 1-3, 2006.

National Conference on “Biodiversity Related International Conventions: Role of Indian Scientific Community”, organized by Delhi University Botanical Society, UOD held on March 8-10, 2006.

Conference on “New developments in Rapeseed Mustard”, organized by Mustard Research Promotion Consortium on January 21, 2006.

Workshop on “Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods”, organized by AGBIOS Inc. Canada and Biotech Consortium India Limited on May 30-31, 2005.

Conference on “Resource Development and Marketing Issues in Rapeseed-Mustard” organized by National Institute of Agricultural Marketing Jaipur, India held on March 28-29, 2005.

National Seminar on “Genetically Modified Organisms – Biosafety Aspects” organized By DUBS, University of Delhi on March 10-11, 2005.

National seminar on “Climate Change in India and its Impact on Plant Diversity and Productivity”, organized By DUBS, University of Delhi on December 22-23, 2003.

Symposium on “Recent Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” at Department of Botany, University of Delhi held on February 10, 2001.

Co-convener in 2-day National E-Conference onPlant Science Research Relevance, funding, Challenges and Opportunities” organized by Department of Botany in collaboration with Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College under PMMMNMTT, held on January 16-17, 2021

Co-convener: Webinar for students on Capacity Building in Science Communication organized by Hansraj College, University of Delhi on June 16, 2020

Co-convener: Webinar for students on Tools and Techniques for Detection of Corona Virus organized by Department of Botany, Hansraj College, University of Delhi under the aegis of DBT Star college scheme on May 14, 2020

Organizer: Webinar on for non-teaching staff "Lockdown mein tan aur mainn ki dekhbhaal" organized by Department of Botany and IQAC, Hansraj College on May 13-14, 2020.

Co-coordinator: Three days Webinar for faculty on Covid 19: Challenges and Road Ahead organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi on May 7-9, 2020

Organizer: Webinar on Strengthening the Immune System with Naturopathy organized by Department of Botany and IQAC, Hansraj College, University of Delhi on May 6, 2020.

Co-convener in 3-days Faculty Development Programme on Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights, organized by Department of Botany, IQAC and Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi on January 23-25, 2020.

Organizer: in Faculty Development program on Agriculture Health and Society, organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College on March 15 and 16, 2019

Member of Organizing Committee in the INSPIRE Programme (DST) held from 12-16 December, 2017.

Member of Organizing Committee for World Water day Celebration through lecture series and students conclave at Hansraj College on 22nd March. 2017.

Convener of a two-day workshop for on “Basic Laboratory Techniques for undergraduates” from 21st to 23rd January, 2017, at Department of Botany, Hansraj College.

Convener of a two-day workshop for on “Ecology: Modern Perspectives” from 12th to 13th December, 2016 at Department of Botany, Hansraj College.

Convener of the two days workshop for faculty development on “Ethnobotany”, September 16 to 17, 2016 held at Department of Botany, Hansraj College.

Convener of the four days workshop on “Skill Development of Laboratory Staff, organized by Department of Botany, Hansraj College, University of Delhi on December 28 to 31, 2015.

Member of Organizing Committee in the INSPIRE Internship Program-2012 organized by Hans Raj College, December 17-21, 2012.

Member of organizing Committee of National Seminar on “Current Trends in Plant Sciences”, organized by DUBS, University of Delhi on February 15-16, 2007

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