Academic Courses

Bachelor Of Science [B.Sc]

SP College is a science college and is running undergraduate course in Sciences only. Besides English the science subjects offered by the College are Zoology, Botany, Bio-Technology, Biochemistry Environment & Water Management, Geography, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Mathematics, Statistics , Information Technology. The combination of these subjects is given under the subject combination menu. The admission to this course is done on first come first serve basis in the month of March each year. The examination is conducted by the University of Kashmir on annual basis.

Bachelor Of Science in IT [B.Sc-IT]

The college is running under graduate course in Information Technology which is the only undergraduate course of semester basis. The course comprise 6 semesters with an intake capacity of 60 students per year. The selection process is done by the University of Kashmir on merit basis. The examination is conducted by the University of Kashmir in the month of July-August and December-January.

PG Chemistry

  • History

    The department of chemistry of the college has always been the major department of the college. It used to have as many as 25 regular teaching faculty members and almost same number of non teaching members as well.
    The department houses three spacious laboratories, one relatively smaller laboratory and one computer lab as well.
    The teaching faculty of the department at present includes young & energetic and experienced members which include four PhDs, three M Phils and four NET qualified members.
    The department of chemistry intends to launch BSc. Forensics in future, proposal for which has already been submitted to administrative department for approval.
    The College is running P G programme in chemistry since 2005 quite successfully. A number of pass outs of the department have qualified NET, SET and GATE examinations. Some of them are involved in research in the institutions of repute. The selection process is done by the Kashmir University on merit basis. The intake capacity is 13 students per year. The course is semester basis comprising 4b semesters.

  • Faculty

    S.No Name Designation Qualification Designation
    1 Mr. Bilal Ahmad Bhat (Associate Professor) M.Sc 19
    2 Mr. Bashir Ahmad Mir (Associate Professor) M.Sc 16

PG Env. Science

  • Profile

    The P.G. Department of Environmental Sciences at Sri Pratap College was formally established in 2003.The first batch post-graduated in 2005.
    College is running P G programme in Environmental Sciences since 2003 quite successfully. A number of pass outs of the department have qualified NET, SET and GATE examinations. Some of them are involved in research in the institutions of repute. The selection process is done by the Kashmir University on merit basis. The intake capacity is 16 students per year. The course is semester basis comprising 4 semesters.

  • Academic

    The department is currently dealing with the teaching of Post graduate course in environmental sciences.

  • Library Facilities

    The department currently has approx. 550 books on diverse topics related to environmental sciences and reference books and manuals to suffice for the research needs of the students and faculty.

  • Laboratory

    The Department has spacious modern laboratories equipped with all the necessary equipments required for the environmental analysis. Advanced potable kits for all kinds of field studies are available in the department.

  • Computer/Internet

    The Department has all necessary computer and internet facilities available for the students to access all relevant updated information in electronic format including online Journals, e-books and encyclopaedias.

  • Research

    The students are assigned M.Sc projects in their third semester the dissertations are to be submitted at the end of fourth semester examinations.

  • Eco-outings

    The department conducts tours and one-day trips to various places of ecological interest in and outside the state.

  • Environmental

    The students are promoted to conduct ecological as well as socio-economic surveys on degraded ecosystems as well as neglected areas of the state in order to inculcate an aptitude of research in them, besides encouraging such studies which develop in them a sense of responsible citizenship. The students are encouraged to participate in Conferences, workshops, seminars, symposiums and competitions.

  • Faculty

    S.No Name Designation
    1 Dr. Zubaida (Assistant Professor)
    2 Dr. Humaira Qadri (Assistant Professor)
    3 Mr. Shahid Ahmad Wani (Assistant Professor)
    4 Dr. Sameer (Academic Arrangement)
    5 Mr. Tasaduq (Academic Arrangement)


  • Faculty

    S.No Name Of Faculty Designation Qualification Publication Department

  • Equipments
    Equipments Availiable

    Name of The Equipment Numbers
    Laser Kit With All Accessories 01
    Air Ticket Apparatus With All Accessories 01
    Cathode Ray oscilloscopes 04
    Hall Effect Apparatus 01
    Zeeman Apparatus 01
    J. J. Thomson e/m Apparatus 05
    Millikan's Oil Drop Apparatus 01
    Michelson's Interferometer 01
    Light Sources (Mercury, Sodium, Halogen) 15

  • Library
    Library Facilities

    Name Of The Computers 05
    Text Books In Central Library
    (Text And Reference Books)
    Total Physics Books In Centaral Library 5251
    Total Physics Books In Departmental Library 1025+

  • Research
    Number Of Publications

    S.No. Name Number Of Publications
    01 Dr. Altaf Ahmad Baba 15
    02 Prof. G. M. Wani Nil
    03 Prof. Mohd. Altaf Sofi 04
    04 Dr. Hameeda 03
    05 Prof. Fayaz Ahmad najar 01
    06 Prof. Arshad Ahmad 20

  • Procurement

    Name of The Equipment Numbers
    Laser Kit With All Accessories 01
    G.M. Counter With All Accessories 01
    Cathode Ray oscilloscopes 03
    Hall Effect Apparatus 01
    Spectrometers(Advanced) 04
    J. J. Thomson e/m Apparatus 03
    Michelson's Interferometer 01
    Light Sources (Mercury, Sodium, Halogen) 10
    Power Generator 01
    Laser Printer 01
    Computer 03
    Power Invertor 01
    Four Probe Method For Energy Gap 02
    Michelson's Interferometer 02

  • Infrastructure
    Infrastructure Other Than Labs

    Name of The Room Dimensions
    Technical Assistant Room 8 ft x 21 ft = (128 sft)
    Store Room 30 ft x 21 ft = (630 sft)
    Staff Room 16 ft x 27 ft ( 342 sft )
    Bath/Wash Room 12 ft x 21 ft = (252 sft)
    Pantry 12 ft x 5 ft = (60 sft)
    Corridor 100 ft x 10 ft = (1000 sft)


  • Profile

    One of the major departments of the premier institute has been established in 1912.The department is housed in the floor of main building of Earth Science Block. The department has one spacious museum, three laboratories, one lecture theater, one library and one spacious staff room, lab assistant room, one store room and one washroom. The museum (40’ x 20’) has some instruments as old as one hundred years. The department has distinction to produce students who have made their mark in all corners of the world from USA to Germany and other parts of India. Before the inception of P.G. Botany at the University of Kashmir , the Post-Graduation was started at S.P. College in the 60s of the last century. The department at present is well equipped in terms of faculty, lab equipment and lab staff to begin the P.G. studies.

  • Faculty

    S.No Name Of Faculty Designation Qualification Publication Department

  • Strengths

    Besides the faculty, the departments of Botany possesses the following distinction which distinguish it from other U.G.

    Departments of different colleges in the valley.

    1.   Botanical Garden/Herbal Garden

    2.   Lilly Pond

    3.   College Wan (forest)

    4.   Green House

    5.   High-Tech Green house (under fabrication)

    6.   Three Labs

    7.   Museum

    8.   Departmental Library

  • Botanical Garden

    Botanical Garden spreads over an area of 14 kanals of land and is located is South West of the campus. The garden is rich in biodiversity and harbours both exotic and endemic species. The garden is portioned into several segments namely Deodar, Pine, Fern, Herbs, Shrubs and ornamentals etc. The garden caters to the needs of both UG Botany students & PG students of environmental Sciences of this institute. This garden has a portion devoted to the college Wan having deciduous trees comprising Acer, Quercus , Morus, Salix & Platanus etc. The plants growing in the Botanical Garden represents 42 trees,80 shurbs & 155 herb species. Some of them are listed below:-

    Gledistia tricanthus, Manglonia grandiflora, M. Stellata, M. Solangiana, Ginkgo biloba, Wisteria sinensis, Juniperous communis, Myrtus communis, Quersus suber, Meelia azadirecta, Acer nugunda, Callistemon, lanceolata, Salix capria, Cryptomeria Joponica, Taxus bacata, Cycus Sp., Pinus wallichiana, catalopa, Cedrus deodara,Abies pindrow, Morus alpa, Ficus carica, Populus alba, Punica granatm, Salix able, Sambuc, Chaenomeles japonica, Sophora japonica, biota orientalis, Cercis (sps), Hibiscus (Sps), Cretaegus (Sps) etc.

  • Herbal Garden

    Recently department of Botany has established a herbal garden with the active cooperation of RRL Pulwama & Social Forestry Srinagar. It harbours various medicinal herbs of the valley. It spreads over an area of about 2 kanals. Through in it infancy this garden is coming up in a major way and has enthused the students for commercial cultivation of medicinal plants. It is important to mention here that department has already submitted a DPR to National Medicinal Board Government of India for propagation of medicinal plants. Some of the medicinal plants introduced in our herbal garden are as under:-

    1.   Podophyllum hexandrum

    2.   Salvia sclarea

    3.   Dioscoria

    4.   Ephedra gerardiana

    5.   Digitals purpuria

    6.   Artomesia absinthum

    7.   Atropa belladonna

    8.   Mentha arvensis

    9.   Glycerhiza glabra

    10.   Acorus calamus

    11.   Bergenia

    12.   Atropa acuminita

    13.   Menthe piperita

    14.   Achillea millefolium

    15.   Inula racemosa

    16.   Lavandula officinalis

  • Lily Pond

    A very beautiful almond shaped scientifically managed lily pond is present in our botanical garden.Its area is about 34’ x 20’ x 5’ depth. It harbours many aquatic plants like Nymphaea, Hydrilla, Ceratophullum Salvinia, Chara & other Algae. The pond is subjected to periodic cleaning & is re-circulated with fresh water.In current year the pond will be properly segmented and new hydrophyte species will be introduced. Besides helping students in understanding the aquatic flora, its water samples are being analyzed for different parameters i.e. pH, BoD, etc by both Botany & Water Management students of this institution.

  • College Wan(Forest)

    Deciduous Wan (forest) located in the Botanical Garden comprises of many deciduous tree i.e. Acer,Querus, Morus, Plantanus, Salix, Asculus and many shrubs etc. The Wan area is segmented with well demarcated, uneven low lying paths which needs to be properly raised and suitably tiled. They are connected with the bund through well designed iron culverts and has tri chinar area ment for resting purposes. Needless to mention here a proposal for up gradation and proper conservation for this Wan area has already been submitted to the department of Forest, J&K Government.

  • High-Tech Green

    A High Tech Green House (20 x 30) is present in the botanical garden. A 5 lac has been spend for the project by Higher Education Department under special plan assistance 2010-2011. This Green House is provided with Roof Screen, Cooling System, Fogging/Misting system, Heating System, Light Facility and Electrification, Automatic Digital temperature and Humidity Control System as well as the data logger with the facility option to provide connectivity with computer & printer to get output periodically

  • Laboratories

    The department has three spacious and well equipped laboratories, which accommodates a batch of 30 students each.

  • Museum

    Department has a large well maintained museum (40’ x 20’) with houses both antique and various ethno botanical items. The museum is reflective of the cultural life of the people of Kashmir in the early half of the last century. How the people of Kashmir drew most of their necessities/ implements of life from the trees and plants around them is well exhibited in the Museum. To make it more attractive an Ethnographic Section of this Museum will be shifted to an adjacent room. The museum also accommodates the collection of last 100 years as items produced as early as 1915, besides it containd orderly arranged class work material meant for UG Students, well maintained and preserved herbarium of local flora.

  • Departmental Library

    Located in a well furnished cosy room. It houses about 650 books, which are properly indexed. The books are of both text and reference by reputed authors pertaining to all steams of plants sciences viz Algae, Fungi, Peridophyta, Gymenosperms, Plant Anatomy, Plant Physiology, Plant taxonomy, Plant Pathology, Genetic and Molecular Biology, Plant Ecology, Soil Sciences, Plant Biochemistry and Environmental Sciences etc. In addition to above one section of library is devoted to the books which are being gifted or donated to this department by various publishers. Besides serving as ready reference to teaching faculty of this department, the books of this library caters to the needs of students as well.. It is important to mention here, that fresh supply orders have also been placed to different publishers for supply of reference and text books which can be exclusively useful to PG students of Botany


  • Profile
    Department Of Zoology

    Year Of establishment 1967
    Academic Programme offered till date B.Sc with different Subjects
    Combinations and Zoology as one of the subjects
    Future Plan Intending to offer M.Sc Programme
    Faculty Position
    No. of sanctioned positions of teaching faculty 14
    Present teaching staff strength
    Permanent 10
    Temporary Nil
    Male 08
    Female 02
    No. of vacancies 04

  • Faculty

    S.No Name Of Faculty Designation Qualification Publication Department

    Faculty Development Programme

    One faculty member is in the process of completing the research degree. Besides all staff members do actively participate in national level refresher / orientation programmes and workers, some have research project at hand sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of India

    Non-Teaching Faculty:

    No. of non-teaching staff 04
    No. of non-permanent staff 04
    No. of local fund staff 01
    Male 03
    Female 01

  • Physical Facilities
    Total area existing of department:3930 Sqfts.

    Details as under:-

    Block Floor Area Nos

    50’ x 20’ = 1000 Sqft
    40’ x 20’ = 800 Sqft

    02 Nos
    03 Nos
    Class Rooms 20’ x 37’ = 740 Sqft 01 No
    Staff Room 20’ x 20’ = 400 Sqft 01 No
    Museum 50’ x 20’ = 1000 Sqft 01 No
    Library 10’ x10’ = 100 Sqft 01 No
    Toilet 10’ x 10’ = 100 Sqft 01 No
    Store 40’ x 20’ = 800 Sqft 01 No
    Administration Room 24’ x 20’ = 480 Sqft 01 No

    Under Construction

    6560 Sqft A full-fledged independent block housing Zoology Department is under construction infront of the existing block with following details.

    S.No Block No. Floor Area
    01 Laboratories 03 40’ x 30’
    02 Lecture Hall 03 40’ x 30’
    03 Staff Room 01 40’ x 20’
    04 Museum 01 80’ x 20’
    05 Library 01 30’ x 15’
    06 Toilet 02 30’ x 12’
    07 Store 02 20’ x 15’
    08 H.O.D Room 01 20’ x 30’


    Department has a well established museum housing more than 1000 specimens including exotic, endemic and some rare ones.

  • Library Facilities

    (a) No. of shared books 5000
    (b) No. of books in departmental library 5000 approximate
    (c) Capacity of Library 15-20 students