Best Practice- I

‘Local History Writing’


  1. Encourage student to learn more about local history.
  2. Include and encourage Students for writing local history.
  3. Intrudes them to the various angles of History Writing.
  4. To study records, buildings and other sources of information, to compile such sources in writing, by photography and other means.


            In academic year 2020-2021 BhairavnathVidnyanMahavidyalaya introduce 2 new faculties in the college History is one of the subject of Arts Faculty. So we decided to start a new Best practice under the department of History, which is Local History Writing.   

History Writing Workshop held on 2nd April 2021 in this workshop students learn how to do history writing at local level.Keynote speaker for this workshop was Dr. Prakash Pandharmise, head of the Department of History, ShreematiRatnprabhadeviPatil College, Bavda, Indapur. History writing is also run as the best practice by our colleges, local history writing of Khutbaw and surrounding villages has also started. We are currently writing the local history of Khutbav and to do this we are enlisting the help of 28 students from Khutbav in our college. These students are grouped and assigned tasks and accordingly history writing work is started with the help of teachers.

The link for the workshop is given below


  1. Collection of information.
  2. Visiting  places in COVIDE 19 situation.
  3. Interacting with people.


            When we had a thought to conduct this best practice, we had conducted a guest lecture on History writing to teach students the techniques of writing the history at local level. But due to COVID 19 pandemic our student couldn’t reach to the sources so we had to start it lately.

            After the History writing workshop we took a meeting for selected students who are going to work on this practice and  distribute them into the groups. After that we started working on this Best Practice.

            For writing the History of Khutbav we used interview method and started taking interview of people such as shri. N.M. Thorat sir, shri.GorakhViththalThorat, Shri. Nikhil Thorat and many more.

Geographical importance:-

            Khutbav is a village situated in Pune District, Daund Taluka. Shrouded by LakdeVasti, Testibite, Irrigation, and Ekerivadi. The Population of Kutbav is 4746, Male- 2599, Female- 2147.    

Cultural Importance:-

            After one day from Nagpanchami the people of Khutbavcelebrated ‘Sakaroba Festival’.There are 5 wadas in the village out of which 3 wadas together celebrate Sakroba festival. In this festival a clay idol of Sakroba (form of Lord Shiva) is made. And at dawn the idols are brought to a place in the village. There the women play with balloons. The men turn around. Aarti is performed there. After that the idol of Sakroba is placed on the head of three people And immersed in the ancient wells of the village. When this happens, two groups of people fall and a game called Kolatya is played between them. The game is played until the idol is dissolved.

            Village Goddess of Khutbav is ‘Bhairavnath’ People also celebrate BhairavnathYatra Festival after 9 days from Hanumanjayanti.

Economical importance:-

            The village of Khutbaw is known as the home of poultry farms. From here eggs are traded in various places like Daund, Indapur, Pune. Therefore, poultry business is very important for the economic development of Khutbaw. 

Apart from this, the market has been filling up every Sunday for the last five years in view of the growing population and development of Khutbaw.

Khutbaw Gram Panchayat has recently signed an agreement with Agro Texas. The feature of this is that whatsapp group of Khutbawam villagers has been formed.Using the latest technology, the villagers get a good price for their produce.

Educational importance:-

            In the year 1965 the District Primary School were started in Khutbav for Primary   Education. In the year 1984, only primary education was available in Khutbav area. Many students had to drop out of school due to lack of secondary education facilities. Students, especially girls, were at a disadvantage to pursue further education. Therefore, no one should be deprived of secondary education. Bhairavnath Vidyalaya was established on 21st June 1984 as the first branch of Bhairavnath Shikshan Mandal by RameshappaThorat and villagers, office bearers and teachers. Initially, due to lack of space, the school was located in the village. Of To Filled in the Society building and in the temple. However, after the grant was given to the eighth to tenth units in the year 1988, the new building was planned in the year 1989 and on 24th October 1992, the then Union Minister of Defense Hon. Mr. The building was inaugurated by Sharad Chandraji Pawar. By establishing a secondary school in Khutbaw, the institute had marked the beginning of branch expansion. Many branches of this tree spread to other villages in the area. The sole purpose of this was to stop the neglect of students for their education and to provide them with quality education.

News paper cutting/ Link


Do you know me!


Good Practices for Plant Identification for the Herbal Industry.

Providing detailed information about plant species.

Practical tools for industry members to accurately identify medicinal herbs.

To introduce classification of plants and their nomenclature.

To become familiar with basic plant morphology.

To understand the economical and medicinal uses of plant.

The Context:

After completing the background knowledge activity (formative assessment), the teacher can review about plant information. The teacher will lead a class discussion where students will use their background knowledge to make connections of medicinal plant and their medicinal and economical uses.

The teacher can also share a real chart with students and have the students look closely at the parts of the plant as they discuss why each part is important.


Collect the one plant and its information about known and unknown species of plant.

To collect plant species of various area and prepared the poster.

Give knowledge about this plant.

To collect plant species of various area and prepared the poster .

Implementation of this practice:

DO YOU KNOW ME activity started on September botany department at Bhairavnath Vidnyan Mahavidyalaya. The first year students participated in this activity. This activity was conducted under the guidance of prof. Satav dipti. Acording to this activity, identification, classifications,nomenclature, medicinal uses and economical use of plants are studied.

 After this the information should be taken by the student writing on the card sheet and the photo of the plant was displaying. These card sheet were displaying on online zoom meeting. In addition to this, the plant was placed in the pot to the front side on stitched card sheet. This plant was planted for 30 days at home. During this time the responsibility of caring for the plant was given to the student who made the card sheet. The name of the student was written on the card sheet.

The Practice and Evidence Of Success:

To understand morphological characteristic of plant.

To information about medicinal and economical uses of plant.

To known the geographical area of plant and ecological adaptation of plant.

Do You Know Me? Activity

Date- September to JanuaryPlace – Online Zoom Meeting

 Department of botany conducted 7 months Do You Know Me?Online activity. Activity started on September. This activity completed under the guidance of Prof.DiptiSatav.  The main objective of this activity knows the local medicinal plants to the students and provide detailed information about plant species.

Department had conducted one month one plant activity for the F.Y.B.Sc students which was started on September by giving scientific information and displaying the plant in the pot. In this activity locally available plants was taken .In this activity 10 students was participate.