Dr. Jayshri Devidas Jagtap holds the position of Assistant Professor in Botany at KET’s V.G. Vaze College of Arts, Science, and Commerce (Autonomous), situated in Mulund, Mumbai. With a Ph.D. from K. V. Pendharkar College, Dombivali, she boasts over a decade of teaching experience in various botanical disciplines, including Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, Ecology and Environmental Botany, Plant Pathology, Plant Taxonomy, and Plant Physiology. She has presented her research findings at numerous national and international conferences and has contributed to several peer-reviewed journals with her publications. Additionally, she is an esteemed member of several scientific associations and has mentored postgraduate students in diverse research activities.

Her expertise extends across a wide array of botanical research methodologies, encompassing Biodiversity Assessment, GPS Analysis, Phytochemical Research, and DNA Barcoding of plants, among others. She has also authored chapters in esteemed national and international publications and serves as an editor for two books. Notably, her research on Fusarium oxysporum sp. cepae has garnered recognition in esteemed journals such as Bionano Frontier, International Journal of Life Sciences, and Journal of International Advanced Research.

In her pedagogical approach, she stands out by incorporating innovative learning techniques beyond conventional lectures, including practice problems, mini experiments, and online quizzes. Her dedication to student welfare extends beyond the classroom, as she readily makes herself available for consultations and support, both in person and through online platforms like Zoom.

Alongside her teaching responsibilities, she actively engages in administrative duties, serving on various committees and guiding students in extracurricular activities such as competitions, seminars, and workshops. She fosters a culture of moral and ethical values among her students while maintaining amicable relationships with colleagues and superiors. Her commitment to excellence is further demonstrated through her involvement in the National Assessment and Accreditation process, where she contributes her expertise to documentation and drafting activities.

She is known for inspiring her students to transcend their limitations and challenge barriers hindering their progress. Her diligent work ethic, dedication, and collaborative spirit make her an invaluable asset to any educational institution. Continuously striving to enhance the teaching-learning experience, her innovative approach and unwavering commitment to education exemplify her as a compassionate and forward-thinking educator, leaving an indelible mark in the realm of higher education.