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Basic & Applied Sciences Department Activities

Visit in Chambal Biodiversity Festival – 2019

Date: 5 th February 2019

Kota hosts the Chambal biodiversity festival – 2019 and bird fair in February 2018. This year the four days event was began from1stFebruary 2019 to 4th February 2019. The event was featured with animal faunal photography exhibition, floral exhibition, flowers rangoli making, seminars based on biodiversity of Chambal, a trek to different water bodies, sessions of some very experienced wildlife experts, and an eye checking camp too will organize in this fair. 

Chambal’s unique ecology has made it home to more than 500 species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. More than 30 of them are in IUCN’s Red List. But with 400-odd irrigation projects planned in the basin, the river is at the risk of being reduced to a trickle, imperiling its animal diversity

Students of M.Sc. (Zoology and Botany) and B.Sc. / B.Sc.-B.Ed. Integrated (Biology), School of Basic and Applied Science, CPU, Kota, participated in the event. Total 40 students visited KST for exhibition on 2nd February 2019. Students encouraged to learn more things about the different animals and vegetation.

In Chambal region various plant varieties are observed. This region is rich in biodiversity. The species is highly diverse and interesting. In Chambal Biodiversity Festival-2019 some of the floral variety was displayed in exhibition that attracted the visitors. 

Ornamental Plants

The major ornamental plants like Delphinium ajacis, Brassica compestris, Sida cordifolia, Hibiscus rosa sinensis, Rosa sps, Centella asiatica, Ixora coccinea, Aster salsuginosus, Dahlia pinnata, Tagetes erecta and T.patula, Helianthus annuus, Plumeria alba, Petunia hybrid, Antirrhinum orontium, Salvia officinalis, Amaranthus hybridus, Euphorbia sps, Cyperus rotundus, Chotalili,Drasstinasps.Xalancho,Nephrolepsis,Cycas revolute,Drycinia marginata, Pyrosteginyenusta, Nephrolepis (Sword fern,Fish borne fern,Boston fern), Junipers,Phycus, Poenseffia, Ornamental cabbage, Crassula ovate,Codiaeum variegatum, Hypoestephyllostachya, Araliaare plants that are grown for decorative purposes in gardens and landscape design projects, as houseplantscut flowers and specimen display. The cultivation of ornamental plants are called floriculture, forms a major branch of horticulture.

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal plants, also called medicinal herbs, some medicinal plants like Capsicum annuum,Argemone Mexicana,Syzygiumcuminii,Ocimumbasilicum,Achyranthes aspera,Jatropha gossypifolia,Asparagus racemosus,Allium sativum,Withaniasomnifera,Tinospora cordifolia are usedin traditional medicine practices.Plants synthesize hundreds of chemical compounds for functions including defense against insectsfungidiseases, and herbivorous mammals. These plants having a medicinal properties.

In Chambal region various animal fauna are observed. This region is rich in biodiversity. The fauna is highly diverse and interesting. In Chambal Biodiversity Festival-2019 some of the faunal diversity was displayed in exhibition that attracted the visitors. 

Mammals

The major carnivores were Leopard, Jungle cat, Wolf, Jackal, Indian fox and Hyena. Sloth bear was a major attraction for wild lifers. Palm civet, langur, Indian hare, crested bats and pipistrelle bats were also displays. These animals belonged to class Mammalia. Sambhar, Cheetal, Chinkara, Chausingha, Neelgai are the dominant herbivores and prey species of tiger. Besides these herbivores wild biar and langur form a solid pre base for tigers brought in MHTR. 

Birds

Over 225 species of birds have been recorded from MHTR. Critically endangered species of vultures, namely long billed white rumped, red headed and Egyptian vulture can be seen in the reserve. They all were also displayed in exhibition.  Many migratory birds like ducks and geese are also visit Chambal area during their migration. Other fascinating birds were displayed like- peafowl, painted spurfowl, paradise flycatcher, golden oriole, white browed fantail flycatcher, jungle nightjar, barn owl, indian eagle, short toed eagle, crested hawk eagle, alexandrine parakeet. Quails, francolines, pipits, larks, doves, pigeons, cuckoos, tree pipes, coucals and malkohas were also over there.

Reptiles

Crocodile, python, monitor lizard, python and turtle were displayed. These reptiles are common in desert area. 

Insects

Around 54 species of butterflies, moth and beetles were recorded from Hadoti region. Some of these species were displayed in exhibition. There were two endangered species namely Hypolimnasmisippus(Danaid eggfly) and Ceporanerissa can be seen in MHTR.

Field visit in Ganesh Udyan - 2019

9th Feb2019

Ganesh Udyan unique ecology has made it home to about1000varieties of plants. In all these varieties angiosperms are more abundant. 

Ex. Euphorbiaceae(Euphorbia hirita), Liliaceae (Lily Lilium candidum), Amaranthaceae (Amaranthus viridis), Solanaceae (Datura stromonium), Malvaceae (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), Papaveraceae (Argimonemexicana), Brassicaceae (Brassica campestris), Lamiaceae (mint family Lamimum purpureum), Poaceae (Triticum aestivum), Rutaceae (Citrus reticulata) and Apocynaceae (Cascabelathevetia). Gymnosperm like cycus, pinusis also present. 

 Students of M.Sc. Previous Botany & B.Sc. / B.Sc.-B.Ed. Integrated (Biology), School of Basic and Applied Science, CPU, Kota, participated in this field trip. Total 25 students visited on 9th February 2019. Students encouraged learning moreknowledge on botany andcollect the different plant material for herbarium preservation.

Glimpse of Plant varieties

In Ganesh Udyan region various plant varieties are also observed. 

Ornamental Plants

The major ornamental plants like Delphinium ajacis, Brassica compestris, Sida cordifolia, Hibiscus rosa sinensis, Rosa sps, Centella asiatica, Ixora coccinea, Aster salsuginosus, Dahlia pinnata, Tagetes erecta and T.patula, Helianthus annuus, Plumeria alba, Petunia hybrid, Antirrhinum orontium, Salvia officinalis, Amaranthus hybridus, Euphorbia sps, Cyperus rotundus, Chotalili,Drasstinasps.Xalancho,Nephrolepsis,Cycas revolute,Drycinia marginata, Pyrosteginyenusta, Nephrolepis (Sword fern,Fish borne fern,Boston fern), Junipers,Phycus, Poenseffia, Ornamental cabbage, Crassula ovate,Codiaeum variegatum, Hypoestephyllostachya, Araliaare plants that are grown for decorative purposes in gardens and landscape design projects, as houseplantscut flowers and specimen display. The cultivation of ornamental plants are called floriculture, forms a major branch of horticulture.

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal plants, also called medicinal herbs, some medicinal plants like Capsicum annuum,Argemone Mexicana,Syzygiumcuminii,Ocimumbasilicum,Achyranthes aspera,Jatropha gossypifolia,Asparagus racemosus,Allium sativum,Withaniasomnifera,Tinospora cordifolia are usedin traditional medicine practices.Plants synthesize hundreds of chemical compounds for functions including defense against insectsfungidiseases, and herbivorous mammals. These plants having a medicinal properties.