BIOTECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

General information about the Department:

The Department of Biotechnology came into existence with the commencement of BSc Biotechnology course during the academic year 2002-2003 as per the Pune University norms and M. Sc. (Biotechnology) course in the academic year 2007-08. Four batches of degree students have passed since then with almost 100% result. The Department already has three well-established laboratories for conducting B. Sc & M.Sc. (Biotech) courses, with a built up area of 5,800 sq. ft. There are instrument rooms, media preparation room, and separate inoculation and incubation rooms for animal and plant tissue culture. A separate well equipped laboratory, an instrument room, inoculation and culture rooms (Total built up area of 2,500 sq. ft.) is available exclusively for conducting MSc classes and Practicals.

A well equipped separate research laboratory in the Department having advance equipments for ongoing research projects. There are major as well as minor research projects of worth Rs. 59 lakhs with research students. There is a well-stocked departmental library with about 900 books and journals.


SALIENT FEATURES OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • Qualified, skilled, dedicated staff, including research guides of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune with hands-on research experience in interdisciplinary sciences.
  • Visiting faculty from reputed research institutes, industries and Universities.
  • Spacious laboratories with modern infrastructure and sophisticated equipments.
  • Internet access for the students with all necessary software required for the curriculum.
  • Guest lectures by experts, seminars, exhibitions, quiz competitions etc. for overall development of the students.
  • Research training in various reputed Biotechnology institutes and industries.
  • Excellent curriculum including Theory, Practicals and Research project.

VISION

To continuously upgrade knowledge and technical base, to be always at par with the global advancement so that the national interest of our country is taken care of.

MISSION

To develop multidimensional personnel by imparting quality education through research and technology based approaches.

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop a vibrant academic ambience in the Department.
  • To instil the sense of achieving excellence in the students.
  • To groom the students to meet futuristic challenges and national interests.
  • To bestow the students with all the research skills required to work independently.
  • To develop scientific temperament and social responsibilities in the students.

STUDENTS CLEARED UGC-CSIR NET/ GATE EXAMS:

Sr. No.

Batch

Name

Examinations Cleared

1

M.Sc. 2016

Omkar Indari

CSIR-LS 2015

2

M.Sc. 2015

Akshara Bodas

CSIR-LS

3

M.Sc. 2015

Sushant Navrange

CSIR-JRF, DBT-JRF

4

M.Sc.2014

Suhasini Venkatesan

CSIR-LS, GATE-2014

5

M.Sc.2014

Sagar Arya

GATE 2015

6

M.Sc.2014

Priti Yewale

GATE-2014

7

M.Sc.2014

Amey Rayrikar

DBT-BET JRF, CSIR-LS

8

M.Sc.2014

Pranita Borkar

CSIR-NET JRF

9

M.Sc.2014

Manasi Shrouti

GATE-2014

10

M.Sc.2014

Akshay Walvekar

GATE 2014

11

M.Sc.2013

Shruti Marathe

GATE 2013, CSIR-JRF

12

M.Sc.2013

Snehal Bhadange

GATE 2013

13

M.Sc.2013

Mansi Sharma

NET-LS 2013

14

M.Sc.2013

Nikeeta Bachchav

GATE 2013

15

M.Sc.2013

Ankita Bhosale

GATE 2013

16

M.Sc.2012

Tushar Khare

GATE 2014

17

M.Sc.2012

Dnyanada Desai

GATE 2013

18

M.Sc.2012

Pallavi Deokate

NET-LS 2012, GATE 2014

19

M.Sc.2012

Pallavi Gaikwad

BARC –JRF Exam

20

M.Sc.2012

Chetan Chavan

DBT-JRF, NET, GATE, ICAR

21

M.Sc.2012

Chetan Aware

ICAR- NET JRF 2013

22

M.Sc.2012

Manoj Teltumbade

NET-JRF 2011, DBT-JRF 2012

23

M. Sc 2014

Pranita Borkar

UGC/CSIR NET exam for JRF & LS

24

M. Sc 2014

Suhasini Venkatesan

NET LS & GATE

25

M. Sc 2014

Amey Rayarikar

NET LS

26

M. Sc 2014

Akshay Walhekar

GATE

27

M. Sc 2014

Priti Yewale

GATE

28

M. Sc 2014

Mansi Shrouti

GATE

29

M. Sc 2013

Manasi Sharma

NET LS ( All India 27 rank) & GATE

30

M. Sc 2013

Ankita Bhosale

GATE

31

M. Sc 2013

Nikita Bachchhab

GATE

32

M. Sc 2013

Shruti Marathe

GATE

33

M. Sc 2013

Snehal Bhadange

GATE

34

M. Sc 2012

Shweta Kulkarni

GATE

35

M. Sc 2012

Snehal Sapkale

GATE

36

M. Sc 2012

Tushar Khare

GATE

37

M. Sc 2012

Dnyanada Desai

GATE

38

M. Sc 2012

Manoj Teltumbade

NET JRF & DBT JRF

39

M. Sc 2012

Pallavi Deokate

NET & GATE

40

M. Sc 2011

Poorva Ghosh

UGC/CSIR NET

41

M. Sc 2011

Apoorva Deshmukh

UGC/CSIR NET

42

M. Sc 2010

Chetan Rawal

UGC/CSIR NET exam for JRF & LS

43

M. Sc 2010

Prachi Boraste

UGC/CSIR NET exam for JRF & LS

44

M. Sc 2010

Sheon Mary

UGC/CSIR NET exam for JRF & LS

45

M. Sc 2010

Aditya Mulay

UGC/CSIR NET exam for JRF & LS & GATE

46

M. Sc 2010

Trupti Thite

NET- LS

47

M. Sc 2009

Rakesh Joshi

UGC/CSIR NET exam for JRF & LS(SPM Nominee)

48

M. Sc 2009

Rahul Nagmal

UGC/CSIR NET exam for JRF & LS


STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS (FROM 2012-2015):

Activity

No. of Students

Scholarships/Awards

26

Best Students of the college

5

Publications

11

Avishkar/Presentation

26

Conference/Seminars/Workshops

48

Performing Arts

9

Sports

24


Research Projects

RESEARCH GUIDANCE:

  • Dr. Vinay Kumar is a recognized guide of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune for Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Environmental Science subjects.

  • Students working for their PhD (Biotechnology):

S. No.

Name of the student

Title

Subject

Guide

University

1.

Ms. Mansi Sharma

Identifying potent multi/extensive-drug-resistance reversal agents from Embelia tsjeriam-cottam via targeting the underlying resistance mechanisms

Biotechnology

Dr. Vinay Kumar

S. P. Pune University

2.

Ms. Samrin Shaikh

Optimization of in vitro production of diosgenin, a steroidal sapogenin, employing plant cell and hairy root cultures of Helicteres isora L.

Biotechnology

Dr. Vinay Kumar

S. P. Pune University


 


 

Completed Projects

COMPLETED EXTRA-MURAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

S. No.

Name of the investigators

PI and CO-I

Title of the project

Funding agency

Total amount sanctioned in Rs.

Duration of project

 

1.

Dr. Rekha Gupta (PI),

Dr. Vinay Kumar (Co-I)

Biodegradation of ammonium perchlorate by phytoremediation approaches

 

ISRO,

Govt. of India

10,52,000

2011-2014

2.

Dr. Rekha Gupta (PI)

 

Synthetic dye degradation

B.C.U.D.,

S. P. Pune University

2,50,000

2009-2011

3.

Dr. Vinay Kumar (PI)

 

 

Investigating the individual roles and relative importance of Na+ and Cl¯ in NaCl-induced salt stress, and in the activation of antioxidant machinery in-response

SERB-DST, Govt. of India

18,37,000

2012-2015

4.

Dr. Vinay Kumar (PI)

 

Exploration of Helicteres isora L. as a source of diosgenin and enhancement of diosgenin production using plant tissue culture and genetic engineering approaches

UGC,

Govt of India

6,25,000

2012-2015

5.

Dr. Vinay Kumar (PI)

 

Investigating the individual roles of Na+ and Cl¯ in exerting the oxidative stress in rice and in activation of antioxidant machinery in-response-to it

B.C.U.D.,

S. P. Pune University

2,00,000

2011-2014

6.

Dr. Shalini Mathur (PI)

 

Tissue culture studies on Centella asiatica

B.C.U.D.,

S. P. Pune University

2,00,000

2013-2015

7.

Dr. Geeta Morwal (PI)

 

Tissue culture studies in Vanilla plant

B.C.U.D.,

S. P. Pune University

2,70,000

2013-2015

8.

Dr. Vinay Kumar (Partner)

Dr. Sayali Patil, Env. Sc. Dept, S. P. Pune University (PI)

Reviving Indian Rivers: Is nanoremediation an answer?

Australia-India Council

24,000 Australian Dollars

2015-16

 

TOTAL OUTLAY (Rs.)

44.34 Lakhs


 

Ongoing Projects

ONGOING EXTRA-MURAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

S. No.

Name of the investigators

PI and CO-I

Title of the project

Funding agency

Total amount sanctioned in Rs.

Duration of project

 

1.

Dr. Vinay Kumar (Partner)

Dr. Sayali Patil, Env. Sc. Dept, S. P. Pune University (PI)

Reviving Indian Rivers: Is nanoremediation an answer?

Australia-India Council

45,000 Australian Dollars

2015-17

2

Dr. Vinay Kumar (PI)

 

Elicitation of diosgenin production in Helicteres isora suspension cultures

University of Pune, Pune

2,40,000

2016-18

 


 

Research Publications

Linkage Collaboration

Sr.no

Name of subject

Nature

Name of the institution

Activity

Beneficiaries

1

MoU between Modern College and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Academic and Research Cooperation

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Collaborative research and exchange of faculty and students

Students and faculty members

2

MoU between Modern College and RASA Life Sciences, Pune

Academic and Research Cooperation

RASA Life Sciences, Pune

Collaborative research and training

Students and faculty members

3

MoU between Modern College and Applied Nanomaterials Pvt. Ltd., Pune

Academic and Research Cooperation

Applied Nanomaterials Pvt. Ltd., Pune

Collaborative research and product formulations

Students and faculty members

Consultancy

Sr.No

Name of staff

Area of expertise

Name of organization to whom consultancy provided

1

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

RASA Life Sciences Ltd, Pune

Placement

Alumni

Sr. no.

Name of past student

Nature of Achievements

 

1

Dr. Rakesh Joshi

Dr. Shama Prasad Mukherji (SPM) nominee, Kirtee Sangoram Award for Best Student in CSIR NCL, fellowship from EMBO, Germany.

PhD Awarded from NCL.

2

Dr. Apoorva Deshmukh

 

Integrated M.Tech.-Ph.D. from S. P. Pune University, publications in peer reviewed journals

3

Mansi Sharma

PhD (Biotechnology) student of S. P. Pune University

4

Satyaranjan Gupta

Careers Coordinator, Public Policy Club at Indian School of Business ,Senior Consultant at Cognizant

5

Prasad Khedkar

Senior Executive - Environmental Clearance & Environmental Expert at Ultra-Tech Environmental Consultancy and Laboratory, Pune (India).

6

Siddharth Akolkar

Group Product Manager- Diabetology& Metabolism at Emcure Pharmaceuticals

7

Chetan Rawal

Post-doctoral research fellow at University of Milan

8

Manoj Teltumbade

JRF at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR)

9

Arohi Vasant Patil

Scientist-I, Novartis

10

Himani Pathak

PhD Student at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)

 

11

Sheon Mary

PhD student jointly at NCL Pune and University of Glasgow, Glasgow

 

 

 

Infrastructure

List of available major equipments in the Department

Name of the Equipment

Make

CO2 Incubator

Thermocycler (PCR Unit)

Gel-Documentation System

ELISA reader

Electrophoresis units- Vertical

UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

Digital Ion Meter

Deep-Freezers

Fluorescent Microscope

Trinocular microscope

Orbital Shaker Incubator

Biosafety Cabinet (BSL-3)

Electrophoresis units- vertical and horizontal

Laminar air flow hoods - vertical and horizontal

Cooling and Ultra-cooling high speed centrifuges

Liquid nitrogen containers

Fine electronic balances (0.1 mg)

Flame photometer

Millipore water purification system

Thermo, USA

Eppendorf, Germany

BIO-RAD, USA

BIO-RAD, USA

BIO-RAD, USA

Shimadzu, Japan

Metrohm, Switzerland

Remi and Samsung

Olympus

Olympus

Remi, India

Micro-Filt India

Bangalore Genei, India

Micro-Filt India

Remi, India

Excell gas, India

Contech, India

Elico, India

Millipore

Support Staff

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT - BIOTECHNOLOGY SCIENCE


Experts Lectures


Participation in NSS Camp and Cultural and Academic events


Celebrating the festivals


Participation of students in SCIENCE EXHIBITION


Students’ Educational and Industrial visits


Workshop organizationPTA MeetBIOZONE 2010


Success of Biotech MSc II students in NET exam (Dec 2010) and University of Pune exam (June 2010)

Teaching Faculty

Sr. No

Name of the faculty

Qualification

Area of expertise

1.

Dr. Rekha Gupta

M.Phil, Ph.D. Botany

Plant Biotechnology

2.

Dr. Shalini Mathur

Ph.D. Botany, NET

Plant Biotechnology

3.

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Ph.D. Biotechnology, SET

Genetic Engineering,Plant Biotechnology

4.

Dr. Geeta Morwal

Ph.D. Botany

Plant Sciences

5.

Mr. Pinakin Wagh

M.Sc. Zoology, NET

Animal Biotechnology

6.

Dr. Nivedita Das

M.Phil, Ph.D. Zoology

Animal Biotechnology

7.

Dr. Pooja Rana

Ph.D. Biochemistry, NET

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

8.

Mrs. Vaishali Randive

M.Sc Microbiology, SET

Microbiology

9.

Dr. Mruthyunjaya S.

Ph.D. Biotechnology, NET

Stem cells

10.

Mr. Aditya Mulay

M.Sc. Biotechnology, NET

Animal Biotechnology

11.

Mr. Tushar Khare

M.Sc. Biotechnology

Plant Biotechnology

12.

Mr. Omkar Indari

M.Sc. Biotechnology, NET

Biotechnology

13.

Mrs. Mayuri Gosavi

M.Sc Computer Science

Computer

14.

Mrs. Ankita Pasalkar

M.Sc. Biotechnology

Biotechnology



Name : Dr. Mrs. Rekha Gupta
Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Botany, spl. Genetics Plant Breeding and Applied Microbiology)
Experience : 22 years research , 17 yrs teaching
Awards recognitions and Fellowships
  • UGC Research Fellowship
  • CSIR Senior Research Fellowship
  • CSIR Research Associate
  • CSIR Senior Research Associate
High Lights
 
  • Recognized Ph.D. guide from Savitiribai Phule Pune University.
  • Member of BOS Biotechnology Savitiribai Phule Pune University
  • Participated & presented research paper in National & International Conferences.
Research Projects:
  1. Major Research project Funded by ISRO Govt. of India (2011- 2014)
  2. Minor Research project Funded BCUD, Savitiribai Phule Pune University (2009-2011).
Research Publications:
  • 25 research papers in national and international journals.
Books:
  • Dr. Rekha Gupta and Prof. S. M. Kamble, Basic Biosciences-Botany, F.Y.B.Sc. (Biotechnology) Vision Publication, 2004

  • Dr. (Mrs.) Rekha Gupta, Basic Biosciences-Botany (revised Ed.) F.Y.B.Sc. (Biotechnology) Vision Publication, 2008

  • Dr. Rekha Gupta and Prof. S. M. Kamble, Basic Biosciences-Botany, F.Y.B.Sc. (Biotechnology) Vision Publication, 2004

 

 

Email ID : rekha.gupta@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Dr. Shalini Mathur
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph. D., NET
Experience : 5 yrs Teaching , 6 yrs Research
Highlights/Awards
  • Awarded Junior Research fellowship by clearing UGC- CSIR- NET in 1994 for research.
  • Qualified GATE in 1994

Research Publications:  2 Farm Bulletins & 11 papers

(I)Farm Bulletins :

Cultivation of brahmi, Bacopa monnieri in India, 1999. Shalini Mathur,  Ram and Sushil Kumar. Farm Bulletin No. 11 CIMAP, CSIR, Lucknow, India.
Cultivation of mandookparni- gotulkola Centella asiatica in India, 1999. Shalini  Mathur,  M. Ram  and Sushil  Kumar. Farm  Bulletin  No. 12 CIMAP, CSIR, Lucknow, India.

( II) Research Papers:

Mathur, S.; Verma, R. K., Gupta; M. M., Ram, M., Sharma, S & Kumar,S., 2000. Screening of genetic resources of medicinal vegetable plant Centella asiatica for herb yields under shaded and full sunlight conditions. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 75: 551-54.

Mathur, S. & Kumar, S., 2001. Reproductive biology of Bacopa monnieri . Journal of Genetics and Breeding 55: 101-09.

Mathur, S., Gupta, M.M., Ram, M., Sharma, S.S.& Kumar , S., 2000. Effect of seasonon the yields of herb and bacoside from field grown crops of Bacopa monnieri accessions. Journal of Herbs , Spices and Medicinal Plants 9: 11-18.

Mathur, S., Gupta, M. M., Sharma, S.S.& Kumar , S., 2003.Evaluation of an Indian germplasm collection of the medicinal plant Bacopa monnieri by use of multivariate approaches. Euphytica, 133: 35-42.

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Patent :

US Patent : No 7262003. dated 28th August 2007. Plant test procedure to   detect natural , semi- synthetic , synthetic compounds and physical stress factors through expression of distinct responses.

Registration and release of Varieties :
Registration of two cultivars of the medicinal plant brahmi Bacopa monnieri - Subodhak and Pragyashskti. Shalini Mathur, M. P. Darokar, S.P.S Khanuja, S. Dwivedi, R. Luthra and Sushil Kumar, 1999.  Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 21 (1) :49-50.

Registration of two cultivars of the medicinal vegetable plant Centella asiatica - Majjaposhak and Kayakirti . Shalini Mathur ,A.K. Shasany,  M. P. Darokar, S.P.S Khanuja and Sushil Kumar, 1999. Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 21 (1) :54-55.

Attended /Paper presented in Seminars, Workshops and Conferences:
Mathur, S. and Kumar, S. Reproductive behaviour of Bacopa monnieri. Presented poster at National Conference on Plant Botechnology: Towards Strategic Agriculture and Drug Development at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants , Lucknow , 15-17th March, 1999.
Mathur,S. and Kumar, S. Domesticaton of Bacopa monnieri for the production of bacoside-A rich herb through cultivation . Poster presented at V International Congress on Ethnopharmocology held at National Botanical Research Institute , Lucknow, 17-21, 1999.
Mathur,S. and Kumar, S. Cultivation of Centella asiatica for high herb and asiaticoside yields. Paper presented at National Seminar on the frontiers of Research and Development in Medicinal Plants, held at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants , Lucknow , 16-18th September ,2000.

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Email ID : shalini.kumar@moderncollegegk.org

Name

: Dr. Vinay Kumar

Designation

: Assistant professor

Qualification

: PhD (Biotechnology), SET

Experience

: 8 years Teaching, 10 years Research

Awards recognitions and Fellowships

  • SERB-DST Young Scientist, 2011
  • Best Teacher Award of Progressive Education Society, Pune, 2015
  • Recognized Research Guide of Savitribai Phule Pune University (Formerly University of Pune) for M.Phil. & Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Ph.D. in Environmental Science subjects
  • JRF and SRF from DAE, Government of India, BARC, Mumbai, 2005-2008

Highlights

  • College Coordinator, DBT Star College Scheme
  • College Coordinator, DST-FIST Program
  • Visiting Faculty, Department of Environmental Science, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Research Projects

Project Title

Funding Agency

Duration of the Project

Remark (PI/Co-PI)

Biodegradation of ammonium perchlorate by phytoremediation approaches

ISRO, Govt. of India

2011-14

Co-Investigator

Investigating the individual roles and relative importance of Na and Cl in NaCl-induced salt stress, and in the activation of antioxidant machinery in-response

SERB, Govt. of India

2012-15

Principal Investigator

Exploration of Helicteres isora L. as a source of diosgenin and enhancement of diosgenin production using plant tissue culture and genetic engineering approaches

UGC, Govt. of India

2012-15

Principal Investigator

Investigating the individual roles of Na+ and Cl in exerting the oxidative stress in rice and in activation of antioxidant machinery in-response-to it

University of Pune

2012-14

Principal Investigator

Elicitation of diosgenin production in Helicteres isora suspension cultures

S. P. Pune University

2016-2018

Principal Investigator


Editorial/ Review Work

Editorial work:

Editorial Panel: Pharmacologia (UK)


Reviewer for the journals:

  1. Frontiers in Plant Science (Frontiers Media, Switzerland)
  2. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer-Verlag)
  3. Journal of Food Biochemistry (Wiley-VCH)
  4. Pedosphere (Elsevier)
  5. South African Journal of Botany (Elsevier)
  6. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science (Taylor and Francis)
  7. Current Protein and Peptide Science (Bentham Science, USA)
  8. Current Biotechnology (Bentham Science, USA)
  9. International Journal of Pharmacology (ANSI, Dubai)
  10. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India Sect B: Biological Sciences (Springer)
  11. African Journal of Biotechnology (Academic Press)
  12. Journal of Modern Medicinal Chemistry (Synergy Publishers)
  13. Journal of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics (Omics)
  14. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research Publications

  1. Shriram V, Kumar V*, Devarumath RM, Khare T, Wani SH, 2016. MicroRNAs as potent targets for abiotic stress tolerance in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:817. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00817 (Frontiers Media, Switzerland) Impact Factor: 4.495

  2. Kumar V* and Khare T. 2016. Differential growth and yield responses of salt-tolerant and susceptible rice cultivars to individual (Na+ and Cl-) and additive stress effects of NaCl. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 38(7):170. doi:10.​1007/​s11738-016-2191-x (Springer) Impact Factor: 1.56

  3. Mapara N, Sharma M, Shriram V, Bharadwaj R, Mohite KC, Kumar V*. 2015. Antimicrobial potentials of Helicteres isora silver nanoparticles against extensively drug resistant (XDR) clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 99:10655-10667; doi:10.​1007/​s00253-015-6938-x (Springer) Impact Factor: 3.4

  4. Khare T, Kumar V*, and Kavi Kishor PB. 2015. Na+ and Cl- ions show additive effects under NaCl stress on induction of oxidative stress and the responsive antioxidative defense in rice. Protoplasma 252:1149-1165. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00709-014-0749-2 (Springer); Impact Factor: 2.34, Total Citations: 05

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Chapters in Edited Books

  1. Kumar V, Shriram V, Hoque TS, Hasan MM, Burritt DJ, Hossain MA. 2016. Glycinebetaine mediated abiotic oxidative-stress tolerance in plants: physiological and biochemical mechanisms. In: Sarwat M et al. (Eds.). Stress Signaling in Plants: Genomics and Proteomics Perspective, Volume 2 Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-42183-4_5

  2. Wani SH, Sah SK, Shriram V, Kumar V. 2016. Engineering Phytohormones for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants. In: Ahammed GJ, Yu J (Eds) Plant hormones under challenging environmental factors. Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-7758-2_10

  3. Wani SH, Sah SK, Hussain MA, Kumar V, Balachandra SM. 2016. Transgenic Approaches for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants. In: Al-Khayri JM, Jain SM, Johnson DV (Eds) Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies, Vol 2: Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-319-22517-3, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22518-0

  4. Kumar V, Shriram V, Hussain MA, Kavi Kishor PB. 2015. Engineering proline metabolism for enhanced plant salt stress tolerance. In: Wani SH, Hussain MA (Eds) Managing salinity tolerance in plants: molecular and genomic perspectives. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, pp353-372; ISBN: 978-1-4822-4513-4

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Paper presented in Seminars, Workshops and Conferences

Papers presented in International Symposium / Seminar: 08

  1. Kumar V, Desai D, Shriram V (2013). Exploration of Helicteres isora L. as a source of diosgenin and its enhancement using biotechnological tools. Presented at International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, held at Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, from 25-27 December 2013.

  2. Khare T, Kumar V. 2013. Individual and additive effects of sodium and chloride ion stress on rice. Presented at International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, held at Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, from 25-27 December 2013.

  3. Kumar V, Mulla J (2013). Effect of salt tolerant bacterial priming on growth and biochemical parameters of sorghum under salt stress. Presented at International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, held at Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, from 25-27 December 2013.

  4. Kumar V, Mapara N (2013). Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from aqueous extracts of Helicteres isora and their evaluation for antibiotic resistance reversal. Presented at International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, held at Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, from 25-27 December 2013.

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Paper presented in National/Regional Symposium / Seminar:

  1. Mapara N and Kumar V*. (2013). Helicteres isora Fruit Extract Mediated Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles. Presented at National Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications and properties, held at Arts, Science and Commerce College, Sonei, Ahmednagar from 22-23 February 2013.

  2. Khare T, Desai D and Kumar V*. (2012). Comparative effects of three different salts on seed germination, seedling growth and biochemical parameters of sorghum genotypes. Presented at National seminar on Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Development of Climate Resilient Crops, held at Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, from 12-14 December 2012.

  3. Nanekar V, Kumar V. and Varsha Shriram (2012). Micropropagation of Eulophia nuda L., a medicinally important endangered orchid. Presented at National seminar on Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Development of Climate Resilient Crops, held at Acharya N G Ranga Agri University, Hyderabad, from 12-14 December 2012

  4. Mulla J, Kadam A, Kumar V and Shriram V. (2012). Evaluation of Helicteres isora L. from different localities of Western Ghats for diosgenin content and its enhancement using hairy root cultures. Presented at National seminar on Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Development of Climate Resilient Crops, held at Acharya N G Ranga Agri University, Hyderabad, from 12-14 December 2012

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Workshops/Refresher Course attended:

  1. Attended a Ministry of Earth Sciences sponsored Brain Storming Session for Young Scientists on “Renewing the tradition of natural product research in India” held at CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow from 21 – 23 January 2016.

  2. Attended Academies’ Refresher Course on “Advances in Biotechnology” organised jointly by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad at National Institute of Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai from 1 – 16 March 2011.

Email id

vinaymalik123@gmail.com

Google scholar link

http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=QWhTh3YAAAAJ

Researchgate link

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Name : Dr.Geetaa Morwal
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc.,Ph.D.(Plant Tissue Culture), M.B.A.,DIT
Experience : 12 years Teaching, 15 years Research, 2 years Industry
Research Publication:Paper published
  • In vitro propagation and slow growth storage of shoot culture of Vanilla Walkeriae wight - an endangered orchid. Lindleyana 7(2) 95-99 (1992) D.C. Agarwal, G.C. Morwal and A.F. Mascarenhas.
  • In vitro micro propagation of Delphinium malabaricum (Huth) Munz-a Rare Species Annals of Botany 68, 243-245 (1991) D.C. Agarwal, S.S. Pawar, G.C. Morwal and A.F. Mascarenhas
  • In-Vitro Studies on Cythea Spinulosa - An endangered tree fern in Aspect of Plant Science 13: 23-24 (1990) U.V. Nigam, D.C.Agrawal, S.V. Raskar, G. C. Morwal and A. F. Mascarenhas
Attended /Paper presented in Seminars, Workshops and Conferences :
  • Poster
    "Antifungal activity of Clitoria ternatea seeds and testing its efficiency in increasing germination percentage of artificial seeds". In proceedings of BIOTECHFEST (28 - 30 Dec. 2007) organized by Department of Biotechnology Modern College Arts Science and Commerce Shivajinagar Pune-5 Pg 24-25 M. Kanad and G. Morwal
Conference :
  • Commercialization and marketing of Tissue culture raised plants Conference on Use of plant tissue culture in biotechnology at Plant Tissue culture division , National Chemical Laboratory Pune 27/11/1995  Geeta Morwal
  • In vitro studies on Cyathea spinulosa - An endangered tree fern. International Symposium on present and future perspectives in pteridology, Aug. 8-10, 1989 held at Department of Botany, University of Rajastan, Jaipur, India.
  •  U.V. Nigam, D.C. Agarwal, S.V. Raskar, G.C. Morwal and A.F. Mascarenhas.
  • Application of plant tissue culture for preservation of a rare species on Delphinium Linn. International Conference on Research in Plant Sciences and its relevance to future, 7-11 March 1988 held at Department of Botany, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

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Workshop :
  • Organized and participated “Emerging Frontiers in Sciences” on 28-29 Sept 2007 at Sinhgad College of Science Vadgoan Pune
  • Biotech Fest 2008- 09 Organized a State level poster competition & Lecture series sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Modern College, Shivaji nagar, Pune 05 & Quality Improvement Program of University of Pune February 7th 2009 at Department of Biotechnology, Modern College, Shivaji nagar, Pune 5
  • “Biosafety” on 29 Augest 2008 at Department of Botany University of Pune Pune
  • Organised and participated in “ One day workshop for revised S.Y.B.Sc Biotechnology Syllabus.” Organised by Department of Biotechnology Under quality Improvement Programme of University of Pune. On 4th December 2009.

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Others :
  • Have regularly guided students for their projects in B.Sc. curriculum
  • Invited as Guest Lecturer to Modern College of Pharmacy Moshi Pune.
  • Invited as a Contributory teacher to teach Living world to IBB students   University of Pune.
Book Published :
  • Biodiversity and Systematics by Vision Publication Pune for T.Y. B.Sc. Biotechnology (Sept. 2007) University of Pune
Email ID : geeta.morwal@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Dr. Pooja Rana
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : PhD (Biochemistry), NET
Experience : 6 yrs Teaching , 6 yrs Research
Awards and Fellowships
  • Qualified Agricultural Scientist recruitment board (ARS) - National Eligibility Test ( NET) ( For Lectureship / Assistant Professorship) - 2005
  • Qualified Council of Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR) - National Eligibility Test (NET)- 2004
  • Qualified Indian Council of Medical Research  (ICMR - JRF)-2004
  • Award of Honour for securing highest OCPA in Ph D Biochemistry for the year 2005.
  • University Merit Scholarship holder during M.Sc. and PhD program.
  • Recipient of Award of Honor (Academics /Research-2003) for best poster award (Satellite Seminar for Crop improvement, Palampur-2003)
Research Publications :
  • Rana P, S. Vadhera and Giridhar Soni (2004); In vivo antioxygenic potential of rice bran oil in albino rats. "Indian Journal Pharmacology and Physiology" 48(4):428-36

  • Rana P. and G Soni (2008):Antioxygenic potential of thyme: Alleviation of NDEA induced oxidative stress. "Human and Experimental Toxicology" 27(3) 215-21

  • Rana P. and G. Soni (2008): Role of cumin extract in alleviating NDEA induced oxidative stress in "Toxicology International" 15(1) 7-14

Paper presented in Seminars, Workshops and Conferences :
  • Workshop on revised syllabus of S.Y. Biotechnology, conducted in Modern College, Shivajinagar.

  • Workshop on "Convergence of Law & Biotechnology", conducted in BMCC College

Email ID : pooja.rana@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Dr. Nivedita Das
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : MSc, M Phil, PhD (Zoology),
Experience : 15 yrs Teaching , 2 yrs Research
High Lights
  Awards and Fellowships:
  • 1st prize in paper presented in National seminar on "Frontiers in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics" organized by Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune.

Research Projects:
  • Funding agency: BCUD, University of Pune
  • Amount: 100000/- Year (2006-2008).

Research Publications:
  1. Patnaik, Nivedita (1993). Homeotic Transformation in Anurans. Published in Proc. Cellular and Molecular aspects of Developmental Regulation: International symposium Nov 27th – Dec 1st, University of Pune.
  2. Dutta, S.K and Nivedita Patnaik (1994). Effect of vitaminA on tail regeneration of Tomopternarolandae tadpoles. Published in “Homeotic transformation in anurans”pp: 36-52 ISRAG.
  3. Dutta, S.K., Nivedita Patnaik and Kakoli Das (1994). Further evience of homeotic transformation in anurans. Proc. 8th All India Science Congress Zoology, Utkal University.pp: 94.
  4. Mahapatra, P.K., N. Patnaik., C. Mahapatra and S. K. Dutta (2006). Activity of acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase in vitaminA treated abnormal tail regeneration. Published in Proc. Cellular Signaling during Development: International symposium 23rd -25thNov,Agharkar Research Institute, Pune.

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Book Published:
  1. Published a Book on Molecular Biology for S.Y B.Sc Biotechnology in 2004, & revised version in 2009

  2. Published a Book on Molecular Biology for S.Y B.Sc Biotechnology in 2004, & revised version in 2014


Paper presented in International Symposium / Seminar:
  1. Patnaik, Nivedita (1993). Homeotic Transformation in Anurans. Published in Proc. Cellular and Molecular aspects of Developmental Regulation: International symposium, University of Pune, Pune.
  2. Dutta, S.K., Nivedita Patnaik. and Kakoli Das (1994). Further evience of homeotic transformation in anurans. Proc. 8th All India Science Congress Zoology, Utkal University.pp: 94.
  3. Dutta, S.K., Nivedita Patnaik and Kakoli Das (1994). Further evience of homeotic transformation in anurans. Proc. 8th All India Science Congress Zoology, Utkal University.pp: 94.
  4. Mahapatra, P.K., N. Patnaik., C. Mahapatra and S. K. Dutta (2006). Activity of acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase in vitaminA treated abnormal tail regeneration. Published in Proc. Cellular Signaling during Development: International symposium, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune.

Workshops Attended:
  1. Attended workshops for S.Y. and T.Y Biotechnology syllabus in 2004 and 2009, Modern College, Pune.
  2. Attended a two days workshop on Recent Trends in Biotechnology, under quality improvement programme of Pune University organized by department of Bioechnology Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune in 2007
  3. Attended the Biotech Fest and participated in the State Level workshop on Advanced Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology Techniques organized by department of Biotechnology Modern College, Shivajinagar, Pune in 2007.
  4. Participated in the workshop on Biodiversity for Generating Wealth with Biotechnological Intervention held at the Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar in 2004.

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Email ID : ndas2006@yahoo.com

Name : Dr. Mruthyunjaya. S
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Sc, Ph.D, NET, Post-Doctoral Research at UAB, USA (Biotechnology-specialization in Adult Stem Cells and Human Breast Cancer)
Experience : 4 years Research, 3 years Teaching
High Lights
  Awards/ Fellowships
  • CSIR-UGC NET JRF (2005)
  • DBT BET JRF (2005)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, UAB, USA (2012)

Industrial Experience: Worked as Junior Executive (Productions section) in Pharma Company, Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad (2004).

Research Publications (International Journals):

1.Mruthyunjaya S, D Parveen, R Shah, R Manchanda, R Godbole, M Vasudevan, P Shastry. Gene expression analysis of laminin-1-induced neurite outgrowth in human mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow. The Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2015 Feb;103(2):746-61. Impact factor- 3.26

2.Mruthyunjaya S, Manchanda R, Godbole R, Shiras A, Shastry P. c-Jun/AP-1 transcription factor regulates laminin-1-induced neurite outgrowth in human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells: Role of multiple signaling pathways. FEBS Letters, 2011 Jun 23; 585(12):1915-22 Impact factor- 3.5 Citations -11

3.Mruthyunjaya S, Manchanda R, Godbole R, Pujari R, Shiras A, Shastry P. Laminin-1 induces neurite outgrowth in human mesenchymal stem cells in serum/ differentiation factors-free conditions through activation of FAK-MEK/ERK signaling pathways. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2010 Jan 1;391(1):43-8.<> Impact factor- 2.4 Citations -61

4.R.Shah, J.Jagtap, Mruthyunjaya S, G.Shelke, R.Pujari, G.Das, and P.Shastry Sodium Valproate Potentiates Staurosporine-Induced Apoptosis in Neuroblastoma Cells Via Akt/Survivin Independently of HDAC Inhibition. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 2013, 114:854–863. Impact factor- 3.4 Citations -12

Email ID : mruthyunjay@gmail.com

Name : Vaishali S Randive (Shitole)
Designation : Asst Professor in Biotechnology
Qualification : M.Sc ( Microbiology)
SET ( Life Science)
Experience : 11 year teaching
5 years research
Projects completed:
 
  • Completed minor research project (Co-investigator) funded by BCUD, University of Pune, Pune. Entitled “Isolation of cellulose producing Acetobacter xylinum from kombucha tea and use of different waste for large scale production of cellulose Duration: 2006-2008.

Publications:
 
  • Vaishali Randive,* Sonakshi Belhekar and Snehal Paigude. Production of Bioethanol From Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth) Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci (2015) Special Issue-2 Impact factor- 2.93

Poster Presented in National/International Conference:
 
  • Attended and Presented poster in National seminar Dynamic Microbe: Role in human Welfare organized by Modern College of Arts, Commerce And Science, Shivajinagar, Pune.

  • Attended and participated National Conference on “Innovativeness and ideas in life science research for sustainable” development organized by N. Wadia College of Arts and Science, Pune. On 16th& 17th January 2015

  • Attended a workshop on “Cancer Biology” held at Indian Institute of Science and Education and Research, Pune on Aug 23,2014 Attended and participated National seminar Dynamic Microbe: Role in human. Welfare organized by Modern College of Arts, Commerce And Science, Shivajinagar, Pune.

  • Presented poster in state level conference on organized by Pad. Dr. D.Y.Patil ACS College, Pimpri Pune.

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Email ID : shitolevn@gmail.com

Name : Aditya Mulay
Designation : Assistant Professor, Department, Biotechnology
Qualification : M.Sc (Biotechnology), NET
Experience : 5 years research, 1 year teaching
Awards/ Fellowships :
  • GATE Percentile 99.95, ARI 51
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - JRF [Junior Research Fellowship] December 2011 Rank 41
  • ICMR-JRF 2011
Research Experience :
  • Research Scholar at University of Cologne, Germany (June 2015- December 2015)
  • Research Fellow Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (March 2013 – April 2015)
  • Junior Research Fellow at National Institute of Virology, Pune, India (Nov 2010 – October 2012)
Research Publications:
  • K Alagarasu, RV Bachal, H Tillu, AP Mulay, MB Kakade, PS Shah, D Cecilia (2015). Association of combinations of interleukin-10 and pro-inflammatory cytokine gene polymorphisms with dengue hemorrhagic fever. Cytokine 74 (1), 130-136 Impact factor: 2.94 Total Citations: 2
  • Nagendran M, Arora P, Gori P, Mulay A, Ray S, Jacob T, Sonawane M (2014). Canonical Wnt signalling regulates epithelial patterning by modulating levels of laminins in zebrafish appendages. Development 142 (2), 320-330 Impact factor: 6.2 Total Citations: 2
  • Sonal, Sidhaye J, Phatak M, Banerjee S, Mulay A, Deshpande O, Bhide S, Jacob T, Gehring I, Nuesslein-Volhard , Sonawane M (2014). Myosin Vb mediated plasma membrane homeostasis regulates peridermal cell size and maintains tissue homeostasis in the zebrafish epidermis. PLoS Genet 10 (9), e1004614 Impact factor: 7.528 Total Citations: 6
  • K Alagarasu, AP Mulay, M Sarikhani, D Rashmika, PS Shah, D Cecilia (2013). Profile of human leukocyte antigen class I alleles in patients with dengue infection from Western India. Human immunology 74 (12), 1624-1628 Impact factor: 2.298 Total Citations: 6

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Email ID adee.mulay@gmail.com

Name : Omkar Indari
Designation : Asst. Professor
Qualification : M. Sc. Biotechnology
Awards, recognitions and Fellowships
  • CSIR-NET LS
Attended Seminars and Conferences
  • Participated in "Sajjan Gupta Konark Memorial Research meet 2012’organised by G. N. Khalsa College, Matunga Mumbai in December 2012.
  • Attended 4th National Conference on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics held at 17th September 2011 organized by Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil University.
  • Attended a seminar of Dr. Anand Chakrabarty on "Superbug- A Oil degrading Genetically engineered Pseudomonas bacteria" organized by K. J. Somiaya College, Mumbai.
  • Attended a seminar of Dr. Anand Chakrabarty on “Eradicating Cancer in our Life Time: Taking the First Steps (A bacterial protein azurin has immense anti-cancer properties)” organized by K. J. Somiaya College, Mumbai.
  • Attended a seminar on “Human Genome Project” organized by K. J. Somiaya College, Mumbai.
Email ID omi.indari@gmail.com
Name : Tushar Khare
Designation : Asst. Professor
Qualification : M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Experience : 1 Year Teaching
4 Year Research (Project Assistant at Department of Biotechnology, Modern College, Ganeshkhind on project funded by SERB, Government of India)
Awards and Fellowships
  • GATE 2014
  • "NIBB Internship 2012" at National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan
Publications
  • Shriram V, Kumar V, Devarumath R, Khare T, Wani S (2016). MicroRNA as Potential targets for abiotic stress tolerance in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:817. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00817. IF (2015) = 4.495
  • Kumar V, Khare T (2016). Differential growth and yield-responses of salt-tolerant and susceptible rice cultivars to individual (Na+ and Cl‾) and additive stress effects of NaCl. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 38:170. DOI: 10.1007/s11738-016-2191-x IF (2015) = 1.563
  • Khare T, Kumar V, Kavi Kishor PV (2015). Na+ and Cl‾ ions show additive effects under NaCl stress on induction of oxidative stress and the responsive antioxidative defense in rice. Protoplasma. 252(4): 1149-1165. DOI:10.1007/s00709-014-0749-2. IF (2015) = 2.343
  • Kumar V, Khare T (2014). Individual and Additive Effects of Na+ and Cl‾ ions on rice under salinity stress. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. 61(3): 381-395. DOI:10.1080/03650340.2014.936400. IF (2015) = 1.118

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Chapters in Edited Books
  • Kumar V, Sah SK, Khare T, Shriram V, Wani SH (2016). “Engineering Phytohormones for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants”, in Plant Hormones under Challenging Environmental Factors, eds G.J. Ahammed, J.-Q. Yu (Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht), 245-263. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-7758-2_10
Conferences/seminars/workshops
  • Participated in a “Hands on Training Programme” by ATG lab Pune. (Hands on Biotechnology workshop entitled “Polymerase Chain Reaction and DNA sequence analysis for Bacterial identification by 16s rRNA and rpoB gene”)
  • Participated in National Conference on “Recent Trends In Life Science” at Annasahebh Magar Mahavidyalaya, Pune.
  • Participated in “BIOZONE” (2011); Hands on Training Programme by Chromus Biotech,Bangalore. (Hands on training in “Advanced Technique in Biotechnology”; including techniques as mRNA isolation, Gene cloning, DNA sequencing-chromatogram analysis, RTPCR)
  • Participated in “BIOZONE” (2012); Hands on Training Programme by Chromus Biotech,Bangalore. (Hands on training in “Advanced Technique in Biotechnology”; including techniques as In vitro transcription, SNP Detection, GMO Detection, IgG purification)

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Email : tushar131189@gmail.com

Name : Mrs Ankita Swapnil Pasalkar
Designation : Asst. Professor
Qualification : M. Sc. Biotechnology
Attended Seminars and Conferences
  • Participated in "Sajjan Gupta Konark Memorial Research meet 2012’organised by G. N. Khalsa College, Matunga Mumbai in December 2012.
  • Attended 4th National Conference on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics held at 17th September 2011 organized by Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil University.
  • Attended a seminar of Dr. Anand Chakrabarty on "Superbug- A Oil degrading Genetically engineered Pseudomonas bacteria" organized by K. J. Somiaya College, Mumbai.
  • Attended a seminar of Dr. Anand Chakrabarty on “Eradicating Cancer in our Life Time: Taking the First Steps (A bacterial protein azurin has immense anti-cancer properties)” organized by K. J. Somiaya College, Mumbai.
  • Attended a seminar on “Human Genome Project” organized by K. J. Somiaya College, Mumbai.
Email : ankitagambhirrao87@gmail.com
Name : Mrs. Mayuri Gosavi
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M. Sc. Computer Science
Experience : Teaching Exp. 1 Year
Industrial Exp. 2+ Years
Highlights :
  • Over 2+ years of IT experience in designing and development.
  • Completed the Software Testing Diploma.
Email ID : mayuri.gosavi2990@gmail.com

Programs

UNDER GRADUATE COURSES

Course Name Duration of Course Current Strength
B. Sc. (Biotechnology) 3 Years FYBSc:
SYBSc:
TYBSc:


POST GRADUATE COURSES

Course Name Duration of Course Intake Strength
M. Sc. Biotechnology 2 Years MSc I : 24
MSc II : 27

Events

Academic Activities:

  1. Parents Teachers Meeting:

  • 20thFeb 2016 at 11.00 – 12.00pm. (F.Y. B.Sc.)

  1. Biotechnology- Industry Academic interactions

  1. .34 Students of M.Sc I &II Biotechnology participated in the interaction on 22.08.2015

Companies Participated -Central Dogma Pvt Ltd, IPFACE, Venture center, NCL, Pune

Topic: Biotechnology industry in India and need of skilled manpower.


Speaker- Dr. Anjali Apte, Director,Central Dogma Pvt Ltd

  1. On 26.09.2015 14 students of M.Sc II Biotechnology participated

Topic: Intellectual property rights


Speaker: Mr. Asthoush Parachand, IP, Analyst, IPFACE, Venture center, NCL, Pune

  1. Research Induction Program

Research Induction Program conducted for Post-graduate students of Life Science Departments, 06 – 07 September 2016, 90 students participated


  1. Summer Training Program

Summer Training Program on ‘Gene Isolation and Amplification’ 20th – 25th June 2016, 25 students from Modern and other colleges participated



  1. Placement activities:

On 01.10.2015 22 Students of M.Sc II. Biotechnology participated.

Company participated : My Lab Life Solutions (Mr. Hasmukh Raval)


Guest Lectures under DBT scheme

 

S. No.

Topic of the Lecture/Talk

Speaker

(Guest Faculty)

Dates

1.

DRDO in pursuit of scientific excellence and opportunities therein for science graduates

Dr. Himanshu Shekhar

Scientist F,

DRDO, Pune

13/09/2013

2.

Biosafety in life science laboratories

Dr. G. S. Grover

Scientist G CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

04/02/2014

3.

Transcriptomics and Microarray Technologies

Dr. P. B. Kavi Kishor

Emeritus Professor,

Department of Genetics, Osmania University, Hyderabad

12/03/2014

4.

Opportunities in Food Industry

Ms. Meghana Patange

Coordinator and

Administrating Manager, Career Varsity, Pune

 

5

Exploring the potential of Tumor suppressor Prostate Apoptosis response-4 (Par-4) for cancer therapy

Dr. Padma Shastry,

Scientist G,

NCCS, Pune

19/01/2015

6

Game Theory for Human Diseases

Prof. Milind Watave, FASc

Professor, IISER, Pune

22/09/2015

7

Interactive session on higher education opportunities at the Penn State University, USA

Ms. Amanda Moore

Assistant Director,

International Admissions,

Penn State University, USA

16/02/2016

8

Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Dr. Sayali Patil

Department of Environmental Sciences, S. P. Pune University,

Pune – 411 007

20/02/2016

9

Chemical Synthesis of Nanoparticles: Molecules as tools for the Nano - Goldsmith

Dr. B. L. V. Prasad, FASc

Principal Scientist,

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune –411 008

09/03/2016

10

Milestones in biotechnology since the discovery of DNA structure in 1953

Dr. Prabhakar Ranjekar

Former Director-Grade Scientist and Head,

Biochemical Sciences Division,

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune –411 008

 

17/03/2016

11

Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr. Renu Bharadwaj

Professor and Head,

Department of Microbiology

B. J. Government Medical College, Pune –411 001

22/03/2016

12

Biostatistics

Prof. P. G. Dixit

Head, Department of Statistics,

Modern College, Shivajinagar, Pune

25/03/2016

 

  1. Lecture:

Game Theory for Human Diseases by Dr. Milind Watve, Professor of Biology at IISER, Pune

 



  1. Lecture:

Metagenomics: Tools & Techniques by Dr. Sayali Patil, Dept of Environmental Sciences, SP Pune University


  1. Lecture:

Chemical synthesis of Nanoparticles: Molecules as tools for the Nano-Goldsmith by Dr. B.L.V Prasad, Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune


  1. Educational and Industrial Visits:

  1. F.Y. B.Sc.Biotech

  • Visited Malegaon Sugar Factory and Distillery, 29/01/16

  • Nandan Milk Dairy, Baramati, 29/1/2016


Visit to MalegaonSugar Factory, Malegaon
Visit to Nandan Milk Dairy, Baramati
  1. Scientific Exhibition(Anubhuti)

Number of Students participated- 80 Date: 11-01-16

Topics: Applied Science



Students presenting their posters to the faculty members
Evaluation of the Posters by Judges
  1. Extracurricular Activities:

  1. Welcome to freshers BSc. & Gurupurnima Celebration

  2. Dussera celebration

  3. Teachers Day Celebrations: 5th Sep 2015.

  4. Farewell to outgoing BSc. Students (15th March 2016)

  5. Farewell to outgoing MSc. Students (15th March 2016)

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