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ZOOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Information

ABOUT:

The Department of Zoology was established in 1993 with the commencement of BSc Zoology course in order to fulfill the demand of postgraduate courses. Recently the Department has taken a leading step to start Zoology Research Center under the affiliation of Savitribai Phule University of Pune and M.Sc. Zoology with Specialization Entomology. There are research projects funded by UGC, BCUD SPPU, Pune and MAHARASTRA Forest Department.

The Department of Zoology has been organize regularly Hands on Training programme, Workshops, summer training and skill based Courses. This program is aimed to provide practical training in basic understanding and concepts of tools and techniques used regularly in biology. This training program provided understanding of specific topics and extended forum for small groups of students to exchange ideas on a specific topic of common interest. It covered the fundamental principles and techniques used in the area of Life Science. The Student-participants in these courses were given experience of diverse techniques.

Department regularly organizes study tours, visits to Research Center, Industries and field visits for enrichment of practical knowledge to the students. Department also organizes various activities such as Lecture Series, Photographic and model competition-Zoocrafts to enucleating scientific skill among the students. The department is blessed with research oriented and dedicated faculty members.

VISION:

  • Fostering global competencies among the students.
  • Provide Global platform to the students in the area of Life Sciences.
  • Provide acquaintance about fascinating world of animals and insects and their applications.

SALIENT FEATURES:

  • Qualified faculty with recognition as research guide for M. Phil and Ph.D.
  • Research work in the areas of Ichthyology, limnology, entomology, herpetology & phyto-chemistry.
  • Organization of courses on advanced topics to supplement the curriculum.
  • Research project sponsored by BCUD/UGC.
  • Department is sponsored by DBT-STAR, DST-FIST schemes.
  • Department has collaboration with different International and National research institutes.
  • Zoology research center
  • Highly qualified and dedicated teachers.
  • Willingness of staff to extend any form of support to the students whenever required.
  • Research publications by students
  • Initiating bridge courses and interdisciplinary courses at F.Y.B.Sc. level.

About Zoology Department

Digitization of Specimens

Report on Crash Course in Biological Techniques



The crash course in Biological techniques was conducted in the Department of Zoology from 8 th Aug to 29 th Aug 2010 on Sundays as follows:



Sunday I - 8.8.2010

Right from the first day we received overwhelming response from the students of F.Y., S.Y. & T.Y. B.Sc. forcing us to increase the strength of students for this batch to around 40 from 30 students anticipated earlier.

Also on this day there were special guests who visited the department. They were Prin. Dr. Sanjay Kharat, Dr. Chinchnikar (Dept. of Botany, University of Pune), and Visitor Prof. P.G. Dixit. They welcomed and encouraged the students and also guided them regarding prospects of such courses. This was an informal inauguration of the course and all the staff members of the department attended the first day.

The first session took place from 10.00-11.15am when Mrs. Sangita Sontakke (Asst. Prof. Zoology Dept.) gave the students idea of Bioinformatics. The second session started at 11.30am with detailed discussion about what is Bioinformatics and also the practical demonstrations. Mr. Narendra. V. Nyayanit (Asst. Prof. Zoology Dept., S.P. College) conducted this session. He discussed a variety of areas where Bioinformatics can be applied and by using internet facilities he demonstrated some of the Bioinformatics activities to the students. The students could gather the information of a topic which is usually not a part of their curriculum. The session was highly interactive and students got motivated to make use of Bioinformatics for number of purposes.


Sunday II - 22.8.2010

This was the second day on which Introduction to Animal tissue culture was scheduled. The first session on this covered the developmental aspects of animal conducted by Dr. S. A. Inamdar (Head, Zoology Dept) from 10.00am – 11.15am. For the second session which started at 11.30 am the invited resource person was Dr. Savita. P. Datar, Head, Zoology Dept., S. P. College. She introduced the animal tissue culture to the students and then practically demonstrated to them how to culture chick embryos and also to culture organs. In a group of 5-6 students, students also performed the culturing of chick embryos which showed growth up to 72 hours later. It was an interesting practical for the students and they are now interested in culturing and maintaining chick embryos on their own for carrying out various projects.


Sunday III – 29.8.2010

On the third day of the course, Mrs. Bharati Patil (Asst. Prof. Zoology Dept.) conducted the first session from 10.00am – 11.15am. She spoke about Scope of Biological Techniques. Dr. Sameer S. Terdalkar was the invited resource person. He explained the students the principles of some techniques that are very commonly used in life sciences.

Visit to Stem cell bank:

We had taken the students for a visit to a stem cell bank located in Pune city. There they had the opportunity to know various instruments that are used for tissue culture techniques and for working with stem cells. The visit was arranged on Wed, 7 th Sep 2010 from 10.30am to 3.00 pm.

 

The students had a chance to interact with the renowned faculty in this field and hence they are highly motivated to work in field of Zoology and research which was the outcome of this course.

 

Schedule of the Course

No.

Date

Module conducted

Resource persons

Topics covered

Duration

1

8.8.2010

Bioinformatics

Mrs. Sontakke and Mr. N. V. Nyayanit

Introduction and practical demonstration

10.00am-3.30pm

2

22.8.2010

Animal tissue culture

Dr. Inamdar and Dr. S.P. Datar

Introduction and practical on chick embryo culture

10.00am-3.30pm

3.

29.8.2010

Biological Techniques

Mrs. Patil, Ms. Kapadnis and

Dr. S.S. Terdalkar

Centrifugation, Colorimetry, Cell counting, Gel electrophoresis

10.00am-3.30pm

Research Projects

RESEARCH GUIDE:

Sr. no.

Name

Ph.D./ M.Phil. students guided

1

Dr. Sanjay S. Kharat. (Principal)

M.Sc., Ph.D., LLB, MBA

6

2

Dr. Shakera A. Inamdar. (Head & Associate Professor)

M.Sc., Ph.D.

3

3

Dr. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar. (Assistant Professor)

M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.

6


RESEARCH PROJECTS SANCTIONED

Sr. no.

Investigator

Funding Agency & Duration

Amount Sanctioned

1

Dr. Sanjay S. Kharat.

UGC 2014-2016

3,80,000/-

MFD 2015-2016

3,50,000/-

2

Dr. Shakera A. Inamdar.

UGC 2014-2016

2,80,000/-

3

Dr. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar.

BCUD 2014-2016

2,40,000/-

TOTAL

Rs. 12,50,000/-

Completed Projects

Ongoing Projects

Research Publications/Activity

The Department has taken a leading step to start Zoology Research Center under the affiliation of Savitribai Phule University of Pune and M.Sc. Zoology with Specialization Entomology. There are research projects funded by UGC, BCUD SPPU, Pune and MAHARASTRA Forest.

  • Qualified faculty recognized research guide for Ph.D. of Pune University.

  • Research work in the areas of Ichthyology, limnology, entomology, herpetology & Phytochemistry.

  • Regular value added courses on advanced topics to supplement the curriculum.

  • Faculty Development Program on the recent topics are carried out on a regular basis

  • The department is sponsored by DBT-STAR, DST-FIST, UGC and BCUD.

  • The department has collaboration with different research institute.


ADJUNCT PROFESSOR:

Sr. no.

Adjunct Professor

1

Dr. Bharat Bhushan

2

Dr. S.G. Deshpande


FACULTY:

Dr. Sanjay S. Kharat:

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Kharat S. S., Dahanukar, N. and Raut, R. (2001): Decline of fresh water fish of Pune urban area. Journal of Ecological Society. Vol.13/14, pp46-51.

  2. Raut, R., Desai S., Bapat, R. and Kharat S. S. (2001): Aquatic insects and mollusks of Pune city. Journal of Ecological Society. Vol.13/14, pp34-36.

  3. Kharat S. S., Dahanukar, N., Raut, R. and Mahableshwarkar, M. (2003): Longterm changes in fresh water fish species composition in northern Western Ghats, Pune (M.S.) Current Science. Vol. 84(6). Impact factor- 0.875

  4. Kharat S. S., Dahanukar, N., Raut, R. and Mahableshwarkar, M. (2002): Changes in fresh water fish fauna in northern Western Ghats, Pune region. Pros. Tropical ecosystem proceeding of international conference – Oxford BH, New Delhi- 2001 pp. 724-726.

  5. Pande S, Saint, M., Ranade, S., Pednekar, S., Mestri, P. G., Kharat, S. S. and Deshmukh, V. (2007): An ornithological expedition to Lakashwadeep archipelago, assessment of threat to pelagic and other birds and recommendations. Indian Birds3: 2 – 12. ISSN 0973- 1407.

  6. Kharat, S., Raut, R. and Paingarkar, M. (2007): Temporal variation and seasonal changes of stream insect communities in Northern Western Ghats. Journal of Aquatic Biology22(1): 33 – 42. ISSN 0971-423

  7. Pande Satish, Niranjan Sant, satish Ranade, Shivkumar Pednekar, Premsagar Mestri, Prashant Deshpande,. Sanjay  Kharat,  and Vaibhav Deshmukh, (2007): Avifaunal survey of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, January 2007. Indian Birds, vol.3  No 5, 162 – 165. ISSN 0973- 1407.

  8. S. S. Kharat, Y. K. Khillare and Neelesh Dahanukar(2008): Allometric scaling in growth and reproduction of a freshwater loach Nemacheilus  mooreh.Electronic Journal of Ichthyology. March, 2008 (1).

  9. Jadhav, B.V., S.S. Kharat, R.N. Raut, M. Paingankar & N. Dahanukar (2011): Freshwater fish fauna of Koyna River, northern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(1): 1449-1455. ISSN online 0974-7907, Print, 0974-7893

  10. Dahanukar, N., M. Paingankar, R.N. Raut & S.S. Kharat (2012): Fish fauna of Indrayani River, northern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(1): 2310–2317. ISSN online 0974-7907, Print, 0974-7893

  11. Sanjay S. Kharat, Mandar Paingankar and Neelesh Dahanukar (2012): Fresh water fish fauna of Krishna River at Wai, northern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(6) : 2644- 2652. ISSN online 0974-7907, Print, 0974-7893

  12. Sanjay S. Kharat and Snehal Kothavade (2012): Haematological study of Clarius batrachus with reference to Trypanosomiasis. Journal of Trends In Fisheries Research (1): 6- 9. Print ISSN: 2319-474X, Online: 2319-4758.

  13. Sanjay S. Khrat, Vijayshree Kulkarni and Bhalerao S. N. (2013): Studies on Physico-chemical parameters of fish ponds from Hadapsar Pune (MS) India. Journal of Bionano Frontier, Vol. 6(1): 153 - 156 . Print: ISSN 0974-0678, online: 2320-9593. Impact factor 0.045

  14. Sanjay S. Kharat, Pradeep B. Kumkar and Kishor S. Sonavane, (2013): Traditional fishing techniques of adivasi tribes in Tamhini region of Western Ghats. International journal of fisheries and Aquaculture sciences, 207 K., ISSN 2248-9975

  15. Kharat S. S. and Khillare Y. K., (2013): Gonadosomatic index,Ova diameter and Fecundity of fresh water hill stream Teleost Nemacheilus moreh (Sykes). International journal of Bioassays, Vol. 2, (8) 992- 995. ISSN 2278-778X

  16. Kharat S. S. and Khillare Y. K., (2013): Study of Length- Weight relationship and Conditioned Factor of hill stream Teleost Nemacheilus moreh (Sykes). International journal of Bioassays, Vol. 2, (7), 942-945.. ISSN 2278-778X

  17. Kharat S. S. and Khillare Y. K., (2013): Length frequency, Sex Ratio and Diet Compoosition of  Hill stream Teleost Nemacheilus moreh (Sykes). International journal of fisheries and Aquaculture sciences, Vol.3 (2), 121-129ISSN 2248-9975

  18. Kharat S. S. and Khillare Y. K., (2013): Morphology and Histology of Pitutary Gland of Torrential stream fish  Nemacheilus moreh (Sykes). International journal of Bioassays, Vol. 2, (8), 1079-1084. ISSN 2278-778X

  19. Sanjay S. Kharat and Neelesh Dahanukar (2013): Population Dynamics of  Pune Hill stream Loach Acanthocobitis Mooreh (Sykes, 1839) (Cyprinidae: Nemachilidae) from northern Western Ghats of India. Journal of Thretaned taxa.5(11)., ISSN online 0974-7907, Print, 0974-7893

  20. Sanjay S. Kharat, Pradeep B. Kumkar, Siddhesh Rajapure and Kishor S. Sonavane, (2013): Qualitative Phytochemical Screening of Gnidia glauca (Fresen) Gilg. Plant extract. Int Jnl of Pharma and Bio Sci., Oct.,4(4),144-148.  ISSN 0975-6299, Impact Factor 0.47

  21. Nirbay s. Pimpale and sanjay S. Kharat, (2013):Heavy Metal Concentrations in Certain Tissues Of Osteobrama vigorsii (Sykes) From Nira River Bhor, District, Pune (Maharashtra), India. International journal of Bioassays, Vol. 2, (7),996-999. ISSN online 0974-7907, Print, 0974-7893

  22. Kharat S. S. and Khillare Y. K., (2013): Seasonal morphological and Histological changes in the Testes of fresh water fish Nemacheilus moreh (Sykes). Journal of Bionano Frontier, Vol. 6(2): 226-231.  Print: ISSN 0974-0678, online: 2320-9593. Impact factor 0.045

  23. Nirbay s. Pimpale and sanjay S. Kharat, (2013):Heavy Metal Concentration of the heavy metals in few tissues of  Rohitee ogilibee From Nira River Bhor, District, Pune (Maharashtra), India. International journal of Scientific Research,Vol. 2, (9), 270. Print ISSN NO 2277-8179, Impact Factor: 0.3337

  24.  Kharat S. S. and Khillare Y. K., (2013): Rhythm Of Oocyte Maturation And Reproductive Cycle In A Hill Stream Female Loach Nemacheilus moreh (Sykes). Journal of Bionano Frontier, Vol. 6(2): 237-243.  Print: ISSN 0974-0678, online: 2320-9593. Impact factor 0.045

  25. Kharat S. S. and Khillare Y. K., (2013): Seasonal changes in the cytology of the adenohypophysis, testes and ovaries of the hill stream loach Nemacheilus moreh(Sykes). Journal of Trends In Fisheries Research (1): 6- 9. Print ISSN: 2319-474X, Online: 2319-4758P

  26. Kharat Sanjay S. and Narke Vasant E., (2013): Evaluation of in vitro mutagenic and antimutagenic activity of Vitae Elixxir by Ames Salmonella Microsome Assay.International journal of Bioassays, Vol. 2, (11), 1480-1486. ISSN 2278-778X

Participation and presentation of research papers (oral/poster).
 

  1. INNOVATION – 2013, Regional Conference for Pune University College Teachers. Dtd. 16 April 2013. Organized by Board of College and University Development, University of Pune.

  2. INNOVATION – 2008-2009, Regional Conference for Pune University College Teachers. Dtd. 12th & 13th Nov 2008. Organized by Board of College Development University of Pune.

  3. 2nd  Global Conference on Entomology, Malaysia, Nov. 2013. Effect of Starvation on Digestive Enzymes of female Holotrichia serrata (Fab) (Coleoptera; Scarrabaetidae).

  4. National Symposium On Recent Trends In Life Sciences With Reference to hydrobiology and Conservation. 16th to 18th Feb 2006 organized by Association Of Zoologist and Department of Zoology, Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya, Rajgurunagar, Pune, 410505

  5. National Symposium on Recent Trends In Malerial Studies. Organized by Abasaheb Garware College, Karve Road, Pune 411004.

  6. National Symposium on Status of Cold Water Fisheries with reference to Fragile, Himalayan Aquatic Ecosystems, Dtd. 29th to 31st Oct 2004. Organized by Post Graduate Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu.

  7. National Conference on Fish And Their  Environment. Dtd. 9th to 11th Feb 2004, organized by Department of Zoology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, in association with Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences Hardwar, 

  8. National Conference on Zoology, Dtd. 21st to 23rd Dec 2003. Organized by Dept. of Zoology Vivekananda College, Agastheeswaram, Dept. of Zoology St. Jude’s College, Thoothoor. Under the Auspices of Zoological Society of India, Magadh University, Bihar.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS:


1. Reproductive Biology of Hill Stream Fish, Nemacheilus moreh(Sykes). LAMBART ACADEMIC PUBLICATION, GERMAN. ISBN NO. 978-3-659-4358-6-7 Research publications: Research Papers

2.Ichthyofaunal Diversity of Western Ghat of Maharashtra.

Dr. Shakera A. Inamdar:

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Dr. Shakera Inamdar, Pooja Nagarkar, Payal Chandak, Avinash Kuwar,(2016) Rhopaloceran Richness in Relation to Larval Host Plant From Pune. Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Page No. 120-121, ISSN: 2321-8819 (Online), Vol. 4, Issue 3. 2

  2. Dr. Shakera Inamdar, A. A. Phadtare, M. M. Divekar,(2016) Study of Diversity of Pest Parasitoid(Hymenoptera: Brachonidae) from Northern-Western Ghats of Maharashtra. National conference on Faunal Diversity: Assessment and Conservation, 134-137 pp. ISBN, 978-81-928564-2-1.

  3. Dr. Shakera Inamdar.(2015) Diversity of Braconid Wasps (Hymenoptera : Brachonidae) on Pestiferous Lepidopteran larvae of vegetable crops. National conference on Funal Diversity: Assessment and Conservetion, 131-133 pp., ISBN. 978-81-928564-2-1.

  4. Dr. Shakera Inamdar. (2015) New species of genus Apanteles, forester (Hymenoptera: Brachonidae), from Western Maharashtra. National conference on recent trends in Life Sciences, S. M. Joshi College of Arts, science and Commerce, 217-220 pp. ISBN- 978-93-5235-362-0

  5. Shakira Inamdar, Pokale sanjay, Kapuskar L. (2013) Assessment and statistical analysis of snake bite in ambegaontahsil north pune district Maharashtra (India). International journal of multidisciplinary Research.Vol.7.PP.140

  6. Inamdar S. A. Patil B.V. Patil V.A. (2013) Studies on monthly variations of biological parameters of Ganesh pond .

  7. Dr. Shakera Inamdar, Canabalism in Heliothis armigera (Hubn.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Oikoassay, 5(1), 31(1988).

  8. Dr. Shakera Inamdar ,Biology of Apanteles creatonoti Viereck (Hymenoptera), a larval parasitoid of Thiocidas postica Wlk. (Lepidoptera). Entomon 13(2), 189-190 (1988). Protocol for induction and maintenance of callus has established.

  9. Dr. Shakera Inamdar ,Reproductive potential of Apanteles creatonoti Viereck (Hymenoptera) in relation to age of Thiocidas postica Wlk. Caterpillars (Lepidoptera) Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology, 7(1), 89-91 (1987).

  10. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Apanteles Forester (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Western Maharashtra, Oikoassay, 6(1), 5-7 (1988).

  11. Dr. Shakera Inamdar Morphology and biometry of immature stages of Cotesia diurnal, Rao and Nikam (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an internal larval parasitoid of Exelastis atomosa Wals. Journal of Animal Morphology and Physiology, 35(2) 143-146 (1988).

  12. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Nyereria Eilkinson (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India. Journal of Advanced Zoology. 9(2), 128-131 (1988).

  13. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Hypomicrogaster, Ashmed (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India. Journal of Invertebrate Zoology and Aquatic Biology, 2(1), 21-23 (1989).

  14. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Sericopimpla, Kriechbaumer (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from India. International Journal of Animal Science, (1989).

  15. Dr. Shakera Inamdar Fauna of Butterflies from Western Maharashtra and Western Ghat (Part of Maharashtra only), India. Journal of Shivaji University, Vol. 23, pp. (1989).

  16. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Campoples, Gravenhost (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from India. Biological Bulletin of India (accepted) (1989).

  17. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Dolichogenidae Vivereck (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Western Maharashtra Entomon (1989).

  18. Dr. Shakera Inamdar The ovipositor behavior of Eriborus argenteopilosus Cameron (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) Hubn. (Lepidoptera) (1989).

National Seminar/ Conference/ Workshop attended:

 

  1. Dr. Shakera Inamdar (2015) Taxonomic study of the genus Dolichogenidae,Viereck 1911 (Hymenoptera : Brachonidae) in Pune, Maharashtra, India.. National conference of Entomology, Patiala 67 pp.

  2. Dr. Shakera Inamdar, Akshaya Padatare,(2015) The biology of Apanteles creatonoti Viereck (Hymenoptera : Braconidae), a larval parasitoid of thiocidasposticawlk. (Lepidoptera). National conference of Entomology, Patiala. 68 pp. (poster presentation.

  3. Dr. Shakera Inamdar.(2015) Diversity of Braconid Wasps (Hymenoptera : Brachonidae) on Pestiferous Lepidopteran larvae of vegetable crops. National conference on Funal Diversity: Assessment and Conservetion, 131-133 pp., ISBN. 978-81-928564-2-1.

  4. Dr. Shakera Inamdar, Pooja Nagarkar, PayalChandak, AvinashKuwar, (2016) Rhopaloceran richness in relation to larval host plant from Pune, , 83 pp. (poster presentation).

  5. Dr. Shakera Inamdar.(2016) Biosystematic study of Parenion bhairavi Hymenoptera: Braconidae), International conference- ICSCCB, Pune. 261 pp. (poster presentation).

  6. Dr. Shakera Inamdar, Manisha Divekar, Ashwini Gujar. (2016) Study of stored grain pests of different types of grains from Pune region. National Conference on Innovative Research in life Science,Shinghgad college of Science, Ambegaon BK, Pune. 2016. 99 pp. (poster presentation

  7. 7.Dr. Shakera Inamdar, RachanaRokade, Akshay Phadtare,(2016) Diversity of Beetles (Order : Coleoptera) from Pune region and Environs. National Conference on Innovative Research in life Science,Shinghgad college of Science, Ambegaon BK, Pune. 90 pp. (poster presentation).

  8. Dr. Shakera Inamdar 2013-14) “Sustainable rainwater harvesting through Continuous Contour Trenches” Organized by School of energy studies and Department of Environment SPPU,Pune.

  9. Dr. S. A. Inamdar,( 2014) Gir cow nurturing and conservation, International conference of biotechnology and Bioinformatics 6th to 8thfeb(20 14)

  10. Dr. S. A. Inamdar,(2014-15) Emerging trends in Physical, chemical and life science, Waghire college, Saswad, Pune.

  11. Dr. S. A. Inamdar,(2014-15) Participation in faculty deployment p training programme organized SPPU, Pune, 2nd july to 8thjuly 2014

  12. Dr. S. A. Inamdar,(2014-15) Hearing impaired alarm devices, National Conference of Innovative ideas and research in life science .Wadia College, Pune

 

  1. Dr. Shakera Inamdar The biology of Apanteles creatonotu Viereck (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a larval parasitoid at Thiocidas postica Wlk. (Lepidoptera). 75th Session of Indian Science Congress Association, Pune, 7th to 12th January 1988.

  2. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Parapanteles Ashmed (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India. 58th Annual session of the National Academy of Science, India Jammu, 5th to 7th November 1988.

  3. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Sericopimpla Kriechbaumer (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from India. 76th Indian Science Congress Association, Madurai, 7th to 12th January 1989.

  4. Dr. Shakera Inamdar Poster presentation in International Conference on Biosciences, Biotechnologyand Biodiversity Analysis organized by Post Graduate Centre, Department of Botany, Modern College, Shivajinagar, Pune, on 15th to 17th October 2005.

  5. Dr. Shakera Inamdar Poster Presentation in Innovation 2009-10 Organized by University of Pune, B.C.U.D.on 19th and 20th Dec 2009.6 . A new species of genus Fornicia Brull’E (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Western Maharashtra, Oriental Entomology Congress, Agra, 21st to 23rd November, 1988.

  6. Dr. Shakera Inamdar Participated in National symposium on “Co-existence with Friendly Fauna in India” organized by Department of Zoology, Arts, Science and Commerce College, Baramati, on 15th to 17th October 2006.

  7. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the Paranion Nixon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India. The National Academy of Science, India, Hyderabad, 6th to 8th January 1990.

  8. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Glyptapantels Ashmed (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India. 77th Session of Indian Science Congress Association, Cochin, 4th to 8th February, 1990.

  9. Dr. Shakera Inamdar A new species of the genus Paranion Nixon (Hymenoptera:Braconidae)from India. The first Asia-Pacific Conference of Entomology, Chiangmal,Thailand, 8th to 13th November, 1989.

  10. Dr. Shakera Inamdar Occurrence of slender racer (coluber gracilis) from north pune District (Western Ghat)Maharashtra, india. International conference,Business Opportunities in Life Science Pune,20th-30th Jan.2012

  11. Dr. Shakera Inamdar Need for value based education in the 21st century. Article in Proceeding on UGC Sponsored National seminar.

 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Yuva Sankalp annual report

  2. Special Camp Planning Guideline Book

  3. Central audit guideline Book

  4. National Service Scheme Diary

  5. Yuva self help group Booklet

  6. She is Special Booklet

  7. Pune to Pandharpur Planning Booklet

  8. Sustainable agricultural booklet for small scale Industry

  9. Helpline Book

  10. Yuva Vichaar Boollet

  11. Harit Urja Dindi Book

  12. Awardie’s Book

  13. Health diary for girls

  14. History writing of academic institutes

  15. Local history writing book

  16. The Indian Pest and Parasitoids

  17. Published By

  18. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi.(2004)

  19. Work as Managing Editor, Journal of Association of Zoologists, India (2006)

  20. Non-Chordates (F.Y.B.Sc. New Syllabus Text book) ,Published By

  21. Vision Publication, Pune -02 (2008)

  22. Non-Chordates and Biological Techniques-I

  23. (S.Y.B.Sc.New Syllabus Text book Sem.1) Vision Publication, Pune 2 (2009)

  24. Non-Chordates and Biological Techniques-II

  25. (S.Y.B.Sc.New Syllabus Text book Sem.II) Vision Publication, Pune.2 (2009)

  26. Special Camp planning, N.S.S Pune university, Pune -7 (2009).

INNOVATIVE WORK:

  1. ‘Nirmal gram purskar’ Adapted village At post Kharwade -2008

  2. Lab to land project.

  3. Participatory Rural appraisal (PRA)

  4. Identification of Insects, pests, Useful insects.

  5. Study of Biodiversity.

  6. Guidance for self help group

  7. Socio- economic Survey.

  8. N.S.S Alumini association.

  9. Value education

  10. Blood donation camp.

  11. Hb% and thyalesemia checking camp.

  12. Treking camp.

  13. Traffic control drive.

  14. Save fuel Abhiyan.

  15. Health checking camp

  16. Soil and water analysis.

  17. Disaster cell established.

 

Dr. Ravindra Kshirsagar:

  • Research Guidance as Supervisor for Ph.D Degree

Ph.D Awarded: 3

Registered : 4

 

No

Name of the Candidate

Title of the Thesis

Degree

University

Status

1

Dr.Tejaswini Jagtap

Hydrobiological studies and ichthyofaunal diversity of eastern parts of bhima river Maharashtra

 

Ph.D

 

JJTU Rajasthan

Awarded

2

Dr.Mukta Shinde

Studies on biodegradation of plastics by using microorganisms

Ph.D

JJTU Rajasthan

Awarded

3

Dr.Pandit Jagtap

Analytical investigations of agricultural soil from some regions of eastern Pune maharashtra

 

Ph.D

 

JJTU Rajasthan

Awarded

4

Miss.Pratibha Savant

Hydrobiological and spatio temporal studies on Manas lake Bhugaon Pune

Ph.D

S.P.Pune University

Registered

5

Mr.Ramprakash

Bhaiyalal

Study of bivoltine sp.

Ph.D

S.P.Pune University

Registered

6

Miss.Trupti Kale

Study of Diversity Karyotype and regeneration in planaria

Ph.D

S.P.Pune University

Registered

7

Mr.Mubin Shaikh

Regeneration in planaria

Ph.D

S.P.Pune University

Registered

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Kshirsagar, R.V., Nandan, S.N., and Chaudhari, T.R. (2008). Effect of Jatropha curcas extract on haematological and biochemical parameters in albino rats. Oikassay an International Journal of Allied Science. vol. 21. ISSN 0974-0678

  2. Kshirsagar, R.V., Nandan, S.N., and Chaudhari, T.R. (2009). Effect of Jatropha curcas extract on haematological parameters in albino rats. Bionotes journal. vol.10(3),

  3. Kshirsagar, R.V., Nandan, S.N., and Chaudhari, T.R. (2009). Toxic Effect of Jatropha curcas on albino rats. Bionanofrontier Journal. 2(1). 17-19.

  4. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar, Nutan Rathod and T.R.Chaudhari (2009). Monitoring of the trace elements in the tissues of fresh water fish Labeo angra (Ham- Buch) From Gomai River,North Maharashtra Region. Bionanofrontier Journal.Vol.2 (2).pp.137-140. ISSN 0974-0678

  5. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar, Rajeshree D. Kamble and A. D. Jadhav (2010). Production of Xylanases by fungal strains from compost under solid state and submerged fermentation conditions. Bionanofrontier Journal. Vol.3 (1).pp. 25-28. ISSN 0974-0678

  6. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar, Vibhavari Parashree and Sujata Magdum (2010). Isolation and Characterization of Bacterial spp. from Cockroaches-Periplaneta americana. Bionanofrontier Journal. Vol. 3(1). pp. 77-80. ISSN 0974-0678

  7. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar (2010).Study of Rotifer fauna from Akurdi (Pune) area, (M.S.) India. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences.Vol.5 (3).pp.345-352. ISSN 0973-6077

  8. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar (2010). Toxicity evaluation of copper sulphate in fish Gambusia affinis. Bionotes journal. vol.14.pp.58

  9. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar and Nutan Rathod (2010).Impact of Fanvalerate (Synthetic Pyrethroid) on dehydrogenase activity of fresh water fish Labeo procoelus(Ham-buch). Bionanofrontier Journal.Vol.3(2).pp.223-226

  10. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar and Nutan Rathod (2010). Quantification of nucleic acid from freshwater fish Punctius arenatus (day) exposed to pesticides. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research.Vol.1 (ii) ISSN 0976-2612.

  11. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar, Dnyaneshwar wackchoure, Y.B.Patil (2010).Survey of plant parasitic nematodes in the lycopersicon fields of Ahmednagar district. Bionanofrontier Journal.Vol.3 (2).

  12. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar (2010). Diversity of Aquatic Bugs from lentic water bodies of Pune district, Maharashtra. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research.Vol.1 (1).pp.1-5. ISSN 0976-2612.

  13. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar (2010). Studies on conchostracans in Ephemeral water bodies of koyali (Dist-Pune) Maharashtra. Biodiscovery. Vol.1.

  14. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar, Nutan rathod and T.R.Chaudhari (2010). Ionic levels in the Puntius arenatus (day) under the influence of Monocrtophos. Bioinfolet Vol.7.pp.289

  15. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar (2011).Studies on embryonic development of fruit fly belonging to family drosophilidae. Biodiscovery. Vol.2.

  16. Manjeeri Deshpane, R.Chatterjee and Ravindra Kshirsagar (2011) Efficacy of Agricultural Waste for Production of Lactic acid. Bionanofrontier Journal.

  17. Ravindra Kshirsagar and J.P.Saravade (2011).Zooplankton Diversity of Two lentic water bodies from Pune District. Journal of Association of Zoologist of India Vol.4 (1) PP.32-37.

  18. Ravindra Kshirsagar (2011). Insecticidal activity of Jatropha seed oil against Callosobruchus maculatus (fabricius) infesting phaseolus aconitifolius jacq.Bioscan- Vol.11

  19. Nutan Rathod and Ravindra V. Kshirsagar (2011) Impact of Azadirchta indica leaves extract on Teleost Fish. Journal of Association of Zoologist of India Vol.4 (1) PP.32-37.

  20. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar and Sanjay Kharat (2013): Occurance of dugesia (Planeria) from fresh water pond Pune Bionanofrontier Journal.Vol.7 (2).pp58.

  21. Pratibha Sawant and Ravindra V. Kshirsagar (2016): Ichthyofaunal diversity from manas lake bhugao pune. Bionanofrontier Journal.Vol.9 (2).pp58.

  22. Aquatic Diversity from Manas Lake, Bhugaon, Pune, Maharashtra , Pratibha D. Sawant and Ravindra V. Kshirsagar. National conference on, “ Faunal diversity: Assessment and conservation” organized by Modern College Ganeshkhind Pune. ISBN: ISBN: 978-81-928564-2-1 Pp: 106 -108.

  23. Neochetina Weevils: Potential Biocontrol Agents Of Water Hyacinth. FarukShaikh, Sachin Bishnoi, Samarth Bhosale, R.V. Kshirsagar. National conference on, “Faunal diversity: Assessment and conservation” organizedby Modern College Ganeshkhind Pune. ISBN: 978-81-928564-2-1 Pp:158.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS:

1. Published a text book of Basic Biosciences for F.Y. B.Sc. Biotechnology students. University of Pune. Vision publications Pune.2003

2. Published a text book of Animal Systematic and Diversity for F.Y. B.Sc. Zoology students.University of Pune. Vision Publications.Pune.2005

3. Published a text book of Medical Zoology for F.Y. B.Sc. Biotechnology students.University of Pune. Vision publications, Pune.2006.

4. Published a text book of Animal Non chordates for F.Y. B.Sc. Zoology students. University of Pune.

Mr. Pradeep Kumkar:

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

1.Sanjay S. Kharat, Pradeep B. Kumkar, Siddhesh Rajapure and Kishor S. Sonavane (2013) Qualitative Phytochemical Screening of Gnidia glauca (Fresen) Gilg. Plant extract.Int Jnl of Pharma and Bio Sci., Oct.,4(4),144-148. ISSN 0975-6299.

 

2.Sanjay S. Kharat, Pradeep B. Kumkar and Kishor S. Sonavane, (2013). Traditional fishing techniques of adivasi tribes in Tamhini region of Western Ghats. 207 K., ISSN 2248-9975.

 

3.Dahanukar Neelesh, Pradeep Kumkar, Unmesh Katwate, and Rajeev Raghavan. "Badis britzi, a new percomorph fish (Teleostei: Badidae) from the Western Ghats of India." Zootaxa 3941, no. 3 (2015): 429-436.

 

4. Keskar Ashwini, Pradeep Kumkar, Unmesh Katwate, Anvar Ali, Rajeev Raghavan, and Neelesh Dahanukar. "Redescription of Nemachilichthys rueppelli, a senior synonym of N. shimogensis (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)."  4059, no. 3 (2014): 555-568.

 

5. Ashwini Keskar, Pradeep Kumkar, Mandar S. Paingankar, Anand Padhye, Neelesh Dahanukar

“Length-weight and length-length relationships of seven loach species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from five localities in northern Western Ghats, India.”

 

6. Katwate Unmesh, S. Jadhav, Pradeep Kumkar, R. Raghavan, and N. Dahanukar.

"Pethia sanjaymoluri, a new species of barb (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the northern Western Ghats, India."  88, no. 5 (2016): 2027-2050.

 

7. Keskar Ashwini, Pradeep Kumkar, Unmesh Katwate, Anvar Ali, Rajeev Raghavan, And Neelesh Dahanukar.

"Corrigendum: Redescription of Nemachilichthys rueppelli, a senior synonym of N. shimogensis (Teleostei: nemacheilidae)." 4111, no. 1 (2016): 100-100.

 

8. Pradeep Kumkar, Unmesh Katwate, Rajeev Raghavan and Neelesh Dahanukar

Balitora chipkali, a new species of stone loach (Teleostei: Balitoridae) from northern Western Ghats of India, with a note on the distribution of B. laticauda”

 

 

Mrs. Preeti More:

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

  1. More P. and Pai K. (2015), Involvement of tyrosine-specific protein kinase and protein kinase C in J774A.1 macrophage functions activated by Tinospora cordifolia (guduchi) in vitro (Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medicine: Accepted).

  2. More P. and Pai K. (2016), Effect of Tinospora cordifolia [guduchi] on the Phagocytic and Pinocytic Activity of Murine Macrophages in vitro (Indian journal of Experimental Biology:Accepted) .

  3. Priti More and Kalpana Pai (2012), In vitro NADH-oxidase, NADPH-oxidase and myeloperoxidase activity of macrophages after Tinospora cordifolia (guduchi) treatment (Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, 2012, 1-5).

  4. More P. and Pai K. (2011), Immunomodulatory effects of Tinospora cordifolia (guduchi) on macrophage activation. Biology and Medicine, Vol 3 (2) Special Issue: 134-140.

  5. Priti More and Kalpana Pai (2011), Effect of Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi) And LPS On Release Of H2O2, O2- And TNF-α From Murine Macrophages In Vitro. Journal of pharmaceuticals and Biomedical Sciences, Vol 4 (13).

Mrs. Trupti Kale:

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

 

1. Tricladidan diversity from northern parts of pune.

2. Regenerative studies on tricladidans from pune region.


 

Linkage Collaboration

MOU, linkages & Collaboration:

1. CSRTI Baramati

2. Ashvamedh Agroindustry Kopargaon.

3. CBRTI Pune

4. ZSI Pune.

5. IISER Pune

6. NCL, Pune

7. Department of Zoology SPPU, Pune

8. Yashada, Pune.

Consultancy

Sr. no.

Name

Areas of consultancy

  1.  

Dr. Sanjay S. Kharat

Fish Taxonomy

  1.  

Dr. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar

Agricultural Entomology

Placement

Alumni

INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESEARCH FACILITIES:

  • ICT Supported Research Laboratory.

  • Animal Culture Laboratory.

  • Microscopy: Availability of various types of microscopes such as binocular with camera attachment dissecting Microscope, Trinocular with LED Display.)

  • Histology and Histochemistry: Leica Microtome, Hot plate, Hot air Oven

  • Molecular Biology: Electrophoresis unit, Cooling Centrifuge, UV Trans illuminator, Minispin, Micropipettes.

  • Microbiology: Laminar Airflow, Incubator, Autoclave, Micropipettes, Centrifuge, Colorimeter.

  • Phytochemistry: Oven, Soxhlet extractor, Rota Evaporator, Spectrophotometer.


Support Staff

No.

Non-Teaching Staff

1

Mr. Kumar D. Bhairat.
S.S.C.

2

Mr. Rakesh More.
B.A.

3

Mr. Pandurang Jadhav.
B.A.

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT - ZOOLOGY



 

Sr. No.

 

Name of the Activity

  1.  

DBT week

  1.  

National conference

  1.  

Anubhuti

  1.  

Guest lecture series

  1.  

Photography competition

  1.  

Poster competition

  1.  

Teachers & student Workshop

  1.  

Summer Training

  1.  

Hands on training

  1.  

Skill based Course

  1.  

Study Tour

  1.  

Field Visits

  1.  

Institutes & Industrial Visit

  1.  

Research Center Visit

  1.  

Conferences & Seminars

  1.  

Remedial Coaching

  1.  

Bridge Courses

  1.  

Avishkar

  1.  

Research projects

  1.  

Intra & inter collegiate activity

  1.  

Interdisciplinary activities

  1.  

Career Counseling

  1.  

NET, SET & GATE Guidance

  1.  

Community activity

  1.  

Environmental awareness programme




 

STUDENT’S PRESENTATION
 
POSTER PRESENTATION BY PARTICIPANTS
 
STUDY TOUR
 
Avishkar
INAUGURATION OF COIN EXHIBITION
POSTER PRESENTATION
 
SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMME
HANDS ON TRAINING PROGRAMME
 
DBT WEEK
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETION
POSTER PRESENTATION
 
ANUBHUTI
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
INSTITUTIONAL VISIT
 
ZOOCRAFT

LECTURE SERIES

SKILL BASED COURSE

NET, SET & GATE Guidance
 
COMMUNITY ACTIVITY
1. TRAFFIC AWARENESS MISSION

2. AWARENESS ABOUT FEMALE FETICIDE

TEACHING FACULTY:

Sr. no.

Name

Qualification

Designation

Special

subject

Exp.

years

Ph.D./

M.Phil. students

guided

1

Dr. Sanjay S. Kharat

M.Sc., Ph.D.,

LLB, MBA

Principal & Associate professor

Animal Physiology

25

6

2

Dr. S.A. Inamdar

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Head &

Associate professor

Entomology

24

3

3

Dr. R.V. Kshirsagar

M.Sc. Ph.D.

B.Ed.

Assistant professor

Entomology

20

6

4

Mr. Kishor A. Gound


M.Sc.NET JRF SET, GATE

Assistant professor

Zoology

03

NIL

5

Mrs. Trupti Kale

M.Sc. SET

Assistant professor

Zoology

03

NIL

6

Dr. Preeti Kamble

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Zoology

01

NIL

7

Mr. Pradeep Kumkar

M.Sc.

Assistant professor

Zoology

01

NIL

8

Miss Chandani Verma

M.Sc.

Assistant professor

Zoology

01

NIL

9

Mr. Pankaj Gorule

M.Sc.

Assistant professor

Zoology

01

NIL

Teaching Staff Information : Zoology Department Faculty

 

Name : Dr. Kharat Sanjay Sopan
 
Principal
Progressive Education Society's
Modern College Of Arts, Science & Commerce
Ganeshkhind. Pune-16
NAAC A GRADE
 
An efficient teacher and an eminent researcher , Proven capabilities as the Principal of P.E Society's Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce to share and hone his academic prowess as the leader of one of the upcoming and leading colleges of Pune city in 2008. A die-hard academician, he has not only been instrumental in instilling a strong sense of discipline among his staff and students but also given them adequate freedom in thought and action in order to achieve immense creativity in the field of education.
 
Designation : Principal
Education : Ph.D. (Ichthyology): Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
M.Sc. (Zoology): Shivaji University, Kolhapur
LL.B.: University of Pune
M.B.A. (H.R.) Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
Teaching Experience : 25 Years
Undergraduate : B.Sc. (Zoology): Abasaheb Garware College, Pune and Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune.
Postgraduate : M.Sc. (Zoology): Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Poona College, Pune and Prof. Ramkrishna More College, Akurdi, Pune.
Research Experience and Publications : Books
  1. Reproductive Biology of Hill Stream Fish, Nemacheilus moreh(Sykes).
  2. E-Book/ VCD on Innovative Teaching of Animal Dissections- Part 1.
  3. Field guide of wild freshwater fishes of western Ghats and Deccan area of western Maharashtra.
Research Projects : Completed Seven Research Project Funded By Apex Funding Agencies.
Research Papers : Published more than 39 Research Papers in different Peer Reviewed, Indexed high impact factor journals and conferences.
Research Expedition :
  • One Student has completed Ph.D.
  • Five Students are registered with S.P. Pune University.
Funds Received for College in Last five Years : DBT STAR College Scheme, DST-FIST, UGC, Research Grants, etc.: Rs. 6,06,47,365/-.
News Articles : Published more than 50 articles in different news papers.
Positions Held: :
  1. Coordinator, “ Certificate Course In Basic Ornithology” Autonomous course run by Abasaheb Garware College, Pune and ELA foundation.

  2. Director, Association of Zoologist, India.

  3. Honorary Director: Histopathology Department, TOXINDIA, Contractual research organization.

  4. Life Member, Indian Fisheries Association, Mumbai, India.

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Awards/ Achievements: :
  1. U.G.C. Teacher fellowship.

  2. “SHIKSHAK GAURAV PURASKAR” Shikshan Mandal, Pune Corporation.

  3. Sr. Scientist award From National Environmentalists Association (Ranchi).

  4. Best Principal Award Progressive Education Society, Pune 5

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Consultancy: :
  • To Monitor Goan Environment With Reference To Freshwater Fishes.

  • To Industries like Ashwamedh Agrotech and Farm Solutions Systems and Toxindia.

  • Experience to work on various committees of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

  • Delivered more than hundred lectures in colleges, schools, Academic staff colleges, Conferences and Symposia on various topics of higher education, natural resources and environments.

Email ID : kharat.sanjay@gmail.com

Head of the Department
Name : Dr. Shakera A. Inamdar
 
Dr. Shakera Inamdar is serving as an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Zoology at Modern College Ganeshkhind Pune. She was also holding position as Programme Co-ordinator of National Service Scheme, Savitribai Phule university of Pune. She has a teaching experience of more than 22 years at the undergraduate and post graduate level. She is recognized M.Phil. and Ph.D. guide in zoology of Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has published about 35 Research papers in various national and international journals. She is also on editor board of reputed national journals. She has Life membership, “Association of Entomologist, India”. Giuded 3 students for M.Phill degree and at present two students persuing Ph.D and one students for M.Phill. She has published 8 text books for undergraduate students.
 
Designation : Head and Associate Professor
Education : Ph.D. (Entomology): Title, "Biosystematic Studies on Braconid Parasitoids Of some Economic Important Crop Pests From Western Maharashtra" Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
M.Sc. (Entomology): Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Teaching and Research Experience : Teaching (22 years); Research (22 years)
Publications : Books: 08; Research Papers: 35; Edited books :25(N.S.S.):
Awards/ Achievements: :
  1. Jewel of Asia award (2015). By Economic growth society of India
  2. Best state level NSS Coordinator: Higher Education& Technical Ministry, NSS Cell, Maharashtra
  3. Director, Indian Association of Zoologist Since.
  4. Life Member of Association of Entomology, India
Email ID : moderninamdar@gmail.com
Name : Dr. Ravindra V. Kshirsagar
Dr. Ravindra Kshirsagar is serving as an Assistant Professor and in charge of Post graduate Department of Zoology at Modern College Ganeshkhind Pune. He is also holding a position of Academic and Research coordinator. He has a teaching experience of more than 20 years at the undergraduate and more than 15 years teaching experience at post graduate level. He is recognized M.Phil. and Ph.D. guide in zoology of Savitribai Phule Pune University. He has published about 30 research papers in various national and international journals. He is also on editor board of reputed an international journal.  Under his guidance 3 researchers completed Ph.D course and 4 students are completing their Ph.D. course. He has published 8 text books for undergraduate students. He is also a member of Board of Studies, Maharashtra State Board Education. He has guided near about 300 teachers in various teacher training programme. Presently, he is working on a Planarian stem cell project.  He has published his research work internationally through conferences and symposia. Recently, he has received national level Innovative Teacher Award from National Academy of Science India-NASI and Savitribai Phule Pune University. He has conducted various research programmes like Avishkar Competition to inculcate scientific value among the budding researchers. He is also holding a Position of Secretary of Global Society of Basic and Applied Sciences (GSBAS).
Designation : Assistant professor
Education : Ph.D.: "Study of absorbance spectra, heterogenecity from Bariteolfusa cunicularis" Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
M.Sc. (Entomology): Ahmadnagar College, Ahmadnagar, SPPU, Pune
Teaching and Research Experience : Teaching (20 years); Research (22 years)
Publications : Books: 08; Research Papers: 30
Awards/ Achievements :
  1. National level Innovative Teacher Award from National Academy of Science India-NASI and Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  2. YOUNG SCIENTIST" AWARD- 2008, In National Conference on Recent Trends in Biotechnology in Context with Animal development and Environmental Science. Organized by Arts Commerce Science College, Indapur in association with UGC. New Delhi. 28-31 Jan. 2008
Email ID : ravindrakshirsagar3@gmail.com
Name : Mrs. Trupti Kale
Worked as a Technical Assistant in INTOX, Pirangut, Pune, in the Histopathology, Data Processing and Animal House for 2.5 years. Working in Modern College GK, Pune since 2011. At present working on the Phylum - Platyhelminthes as a course of Ph.D since2015.
Designation : Assistant professor
Education : Ph.D. (Perusing): Approved Title of the PhD. Studies of Diversity, karyology and Regeneration of Tricladidan Planarias from Pune Region (M.S.)
Qualified State level eligibility test for lectureship (SET) in 2014.
M.Sc. (Physiology): Nowrosjee Wadia College, University of Pune, Maharashtra.
MPM: Institute for Management and Career Courses, University of Pune, Maharashtra.
Teaching and Research Experience : Teaching (3 years); Research (01 year)
Publications : Research Papers: 02 (In Proceeding)
Email ID : trupti.kale1808@gmail.com
Name : Dr. Kishor Gound
Mr. Kishorkumar Arun Gound working as an Assistant Professor in Modern College Ganeshkhind, Pune, since 2014. He is qualified SET & GATE examinations. He has worked on project entitled "Effect of temperature on distribution of CART in the brain of Rana temporalis". He has three years' experience in Mutha Sperocast PVT LTD,Satara, as a lab-Chemist. He has also completed Advance Diploma in Information Technology.
Designation : Assistant professor
Education : M.Sc. Zoology (2013): University of Pune.
B.Sc. Zoology (2011): Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Teaching and Research Experience : Teaching (2 years)
Awards / Achievements :
  1. Qualified GATE examination in Life-Science (2014).
  2. Qualified State level eligibility test for lectureship (SET) in 2013.
  3. Secure first position in University merit list at B.Sc. (2011).
Email ID : krisan201287@gmail.com
Name : Mr. Pradeep B. Kumkar
Mr. Pradeep B. Kumkar is working as an Assistant Professor in Modern College Ganeshkhind, Pune, He has completed his masters in Zoology. He has worked on different research projects and also published six research papers in reputed international journals. He has contributed in description of three new species of freshwater fishes from Western ghats of India. He was also a team member of expedition in Andaman and Nicobar islands of India.
Designation : Assistant professor
Education : M.Sc. Zoology : S. P. Pune University.
B.Sc. Biotechnology : S. P. Pune University.
Research Experience : Research (3 years)
Awards / Achievements :
  1. Dahanukar Neelesh, Pradeep Kumkar, Unmesh Katwate, and Rajeev Raghavan. "Badis britzi, a new percomorph fish (Teleostei:Badidae) from the Western Ghats of India." Zootaxa 3941, no. 3 (2015): 429-436. Zootaxa Impact Factor-0.90.
  2. Keskar Ashwini, Pradeep Kumkar, Unmesh Katwate, Anvar Ali, Rajeev Raghavan, and Neelesh Dahanukar. "Redescription of Nemachilichthys rueppelli, a senior synonym of N. shimogensis (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)." 4059, no. 3 (2014): 555-568. Zootaxa (International) Impact Factor- 0.90.
  3. Ashwini Keskar, Pradeep Kumkar, Mandar S. Paingankar, Anand Padhye, Neelesh Dahanukar “Length-weight and length-length relationships of seven loach species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from five localities in northern Western Ghats, India.” Journal of Threatened Taxa.
  4. Katwate Unmesh, S. Jadhav, Pradeep Kumkar, R. Raghavan, and N. Dahanukar. "Pethia sanjaymoluri, a new species of barb (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the northern Western Ghats, India." 88, no. 5 (2016): 2027-2050.Journal of fish biology (Wiley Online Library) Impact Factor-1.65.

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News Articles :
  • आदिवासिंकडील वनस्पती कॅन्सरसाठी बहुपयोगी (महाराष्ट्र टाईम्स 28/10/12).
  • Badis britzi, spiny rayed fish discovered by team of scientists in Western Ghats. (Times of India/ Bangalore Mirror 4/4/2015).
Poster Presentations :
  • Participated in Indian Biodiversity Congress 2015 at SRM, Chennai.
  • Participated in Avishkar- 2014 at F. C. College, Pune.
Name : Miss. Chandani Verma
Miss. Chandani Verma is working as an Assistant Professor in Modern College Ganeshkhind, Pune, She has completed her masters in Zoology. She is working on different research projects. She has also presented her research work in different conferences.
Designation : Assistant professor
Education : M.Sc. Zoology : S. P. Pune University
B.Sc. Zoology : S. P. Pune University
B.Sc. Chemistry : S. P. Pune University
Name : Mr. Pankaj Gorule
Mr. Pankaj Gorule is working as an Assistant Professor in Modern College Ganeshkhind, Pune, He has completed her masters in Zoology. He is working on different research projects. He has also presented her research work in different conferences.
Designation : Assistant professor
Education : M.Sc. Zoology : S. P. Pune University
B.Sc. Zoology : S. P. Pune University


List of Faculty Members:




Designation


Name of the staff

Educational Qualification

Experience

Teaching


Experience

Research


Principal and

Head


Dr. Sanjay S.Kharat


M.Sc. PhD (Zoology), LLB, MBA

25

22


Associate Professor


Dr. Shakera Inamdar


M.Sc. Ph.D. (Zoology)


18


16


Assistant Professor


Dr. Ravindra Kshirsagar


M.Sc. Ph.D. (Zoology). B.Ed.



20


15


Assistant Professor


Mrs. Trupti Kale


M.Sc. (Zoology) SET


4


1


Assistant Professor


Mr. Kishor Gaund


M.Sc. (Zoology) SET, GATE


3


1

Programs

RESEARCH CENTER:

  • For M.Phil & Ph.D Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

UNDER GRADUATE COURSES:

SR. NO.

NAME OF COURSE

DURATION OF COURSE

INTAKE STRENGTH

1

B.Sc.

3 Years

F.Y.B.Sc. = 120 (Grantable)

F.Y.B.Sc. = 120 (Non-Grantable)

S.Y.B.Sc. = 120 (Grantable)

T.Y.B.Sc. = 120 (Non-Grantable)


 

POST GRADUATE COURSES:

SR. NO.

NAME OF COURSE

DURATION OF COURSE

INTAKE STRENGTH

1

M.Sc.

2 Years

M.Sc. I. = 24 (Non-Grantable)

M.Sc II. = 24(Non-Grantable)

Self-Sponsored Career Oriented Skill Development Course:

SR. NO.

NAME OF COURSE

DURATION OF COURSE

INTAKE STRENGTH

1

Taxonomical Study of Insect fauna

3 Months

35

2

Applied Zoology

3 Months

35

3

Summer Training

3 Days

35

4

Hands on Training

3 Days

35

Awards and Recognition

1.Dr. Sanjay S. Kharat:

  1. Best Principle Award of SPPU Pune 2015.

  2. Best College Award (2nd Position) from University of Pune 2009.

  3. Best College Award ( 1st Position) for Pune University – 2013.

  4. SHIKSHAK GAURAV PURASKAR” Shikshan Mandal, Pune Corporation.

  5. Sr. Scientist award From National Environmentalists Association (Ranchi) in the National Conference on Recent Trends In Biotechnology in Context of Animal Development & Environmental Biology at Indapur.

  6. Best Principal Award 2011- progressive Education Society, Pune 5.

  7. Best Principal Award 2010- State Level- Pushpai Yuvak Kalyan Pratishthan, Pune.

2. Dr. Shakera Inamdar:

  1. Jewel of Asia award,31 st Jan 15 Panjim GoaBy Economic growth society of India, (2014-15)

  2. Rajiv Gandhi Unity Award, New Delhi -2013, for “Individual Achievement for Economic & Social Development

  3. International Award of Indo-Nepal Rattan Award, Indo-Nepal Friendship & Gold Star International Award, Indo-Nepal Friendship & Econodmic Co-operation, 2013 at Kathmandu (Nepal Economic Co-operation, 2013 at Kathmandu (Nepal).

  4. National education leadership award, In recognition of sterling Merit, Excellent performance and out-standing contribution for the Progress of the Nationl &Worldwide, Economic Growth society of India, New Delhi.

  5. Certificate of appreciation from Government of India Ministry of Youth Affair and Sports, New Delhi, 2012

  6. Yuva Gaurav Puraskar,Nehru Yuva Kendra,Pune 2008.

  7. National Award Smita Patil Samaj Gaurav Puraskar, Center For Education and Social Devlopment, 2008

  8. Best Programme N.S..S.Officer University level ,University of Pune,N.S.S.2006-07

3. Dr. Ravindra Kshirsagar:

  1. “YOUNG SCIENTIST” AWARD- 2008, In National Conference on Recent Trends in Biotechnology in Context with Animal development and Environmental Science. Organized by Arts Commerce Science College, Indapur in association with UGC. New Delhi. 28-31 Jan. 2008

  2. “Dandi Puraskar” From Maharashtra Pradesh Congress committee. On 19th Oct. 2003.

  3. “Swami Vivekananda Dnyan Puraskar” 2003.

  4. Awarded from Sangharsh Pratishtan Pune.

  5. “Adarsh Shikshak” Puraskar.

  6. “Bhimratna Puraskar” 2004.

  7. Awarded second Prize for best paper presentation in National Conference in life sciences. Organized by Annasaheb Magar College, Hadapsar, Pune Dated 18-19 Dec.2009.

  8. Participated and presented a research paper and awarded first prize in national conference on International year of Biodiversity 2010 A review on Indian Biodiversity and its conservation organized by Shivaji College Parbhani dated 16-17 December-2011.

  9. National level Senior Scientist Award (2015): Awarded in National Conference Emerging trends in Physical, chemical and life science organised by Zoological Society of India held in Waghire College, saswad 16-18 Feb.2015.

  10. Innovative Teaching Award .2016-by Savitribai Phule Pune University and National Academy of Sciences India.



  1. Mr. Gound Kishorkumar Arun:

  1. Cleared NET JRF June 2016.

  2. Cleared SET Exam May 2016

  3. Cleared GATE Exam in Feb 2014.

  4. Cleared SET Exam Dec.2013.

  5. First position in University Merit List at B.Sc. Level in 2011.

 

  1. Mrs. Trupti Kale:

    1. Cleared SET Exam Dec.2013.

 

  1. Dr. Preeti More:

  1. Awarded first prize for poster presentation entitled “Immunomodulatory effects of Anbuta on macrophage activation” in International Conference on Biology Beyond Borders held in the Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune, on 4th-5th march 2010.

 

  1. Mr. Pradeep Kumkar:

    1. I have passed Black Belt Exams of Karate under guidance of Mr. Anil Kadu in “Alan Thilak Karate School”.

  1. Participated in Indian Biodiversity Congress 2015 at SRM, Chennai.

  2. Participated in Avishkar- 2014 at F. C. College, Pune.

  1. Miss. Chandani Verma:

    1. Second Prize for Poster Presentation in State Level Conference at Modern College, Shivaji nagar, Pune..

    2. First Prize for Poster Presentation in “Anubhuti” at Modern college, Ganeshkhind

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