DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY1111111

In order to keep pace with global technological advancements and to meet the demands and challenges of the present and future, the Department of Microbiology was established in June 1996 and Post Graduate course (M.Sc. Microbiology) commenced from July 2002. The college also has a recognized Research Centre for M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Microbiology.

Departmental Facilities:

  • Qualified and experienced faculty members.
  • Visiting faculty/Guest Lectures from Pune University and Research Institutes.
  • Well furnished separate laboratories: one for BSc., three for M.Sc. & one Research Laboratory.
  • Equipments/Instruments like Biosafety cabinets, PCR, UV-visible spectrophotometers, Rota Vac evaporator, high speed refrigerated centrifuges, electrophoresis units etc are available for practicals.
  • Microbiology Syllabus related books worth Rs. 6,50,000/- are available in Central Library.
  • The department subscribes National and International Scientific Journals.
  • Access to internet and thereby to e-journals is available.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • We have well–equipped 1 under-graduate, 3 post-graduate laboratories and 1 Research Laboratory having uv- visible spectrophotometers, laminar air-flow cabinets, refrigerated high speed centrifuges and gel electrophoresis units.

 

Teaching Staff

Name : Mrs. Sneha Sanjeev Ogale
Designation : Head of Department
Qualification : M.Sc., M. Phil, CSIR – NET, PG Recognition in subject of Microbiology
Experience : 18 years teaching and 11 years research
High Lights
    • Paper published: Ogale Sneha S. and Deobagkar D. N. (1988), "A High Molecular Weight Plasmid of Zymomonas mobilis Harbours Genes for HgCl2 Resistance", Biotechnology Letters, 10, No. 1: 43–48
    • Was awarded the "Adarsh Pradhyapika" Award (25/01/2005) by Progressive Education Society, Shivajinagar, Pune–5, on Founder's Day, in recognition of the efforts taken towards development of Microbiology Department, Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune–16.
    • Was awarded 'Maniratna Shikshak Gaurav Puraskar', by the Padmashree Dr. Manibhai Desai Manavseva Trust, Uruli Kanchan, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd Oct 2010.
    • Principal Investigator for Research Project sanctioned by BCUD (Board of College & University Development), University of Pune. Duration of the project was two years (2008–2009). Title of the Project: "Isolation and characterization of pathogens causing Urinary Tract Infections".
    • Won 1st prize for poster presented at International Conference on 'Application of Advanced Technology for Enhancing Quality of Science Education', organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune-5 on 26/02/15 and 27/02/15.
    • Presented a poster at National Conference on 'Dynamic Microbes: Role in Human Welfare', organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune-5 on 20/02/15 and 21/02/15.Life Member of Association of Microbiologists of India and Society for Biological Chemists (India).
    • Life member of Association of Microbiologists India.
    • Life member of Society of Biological Chemists (India).
    • Executive Council member of Association of Microbiologists India (Pune Unit).
Email ID : sneha.ogale@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Mrs. Anupama Sonawane
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.Sc. in Microbiology, SET qualified.
Experience : 17 years
High Lights
  • Participated and presented a poster at National Conference on 'Dynamic Microbes: Role in Human Welfare', organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune–5 on 20/02/15 and 21/02/15.
  • Life member of Association of Microbiologists India.
  • Principal investigator of BCUD sanctioned project on "Environmental Biosensor" for two years 2006–08.
Email ID : anupama.sonawane@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Dr. Mrs. Neelima Jitendra Kulkarni
Designation : Lecturer in Microbiology
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph. D in Microbiology, CSIR-NET
Experience : Twelve years teaching and twenty two years research
High Lights
  1. Awards
    • Won 1st prize for poster presented at International Conference on 'Application of Advanced Technology for Enhancing Quality of Science Education', organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune–5 on 26/02/15 and 27/02/15.
  2. Publications:
    • Kulkarni N. and Gadre R. V. (2002) Production and properties of an alkaline thermophilic lipase from Pseudomonas fluorescens NS2W. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 28:344–348.
    • Kulkarni N. and Gadre R. V. (1999) A novel alkaline thermostable, protease free lipase from Pseudomonas sp. Biotechnol. Lett., 21:897–899.
    • Kulkarni N. and Gadre R. V. (1998) Simple gas chromatography method for lipase assay. Biotechnol. Tech., 12: 627–628.
    • Principal Investigator for Research Project sanctioned by BCUD (Board of College & University Development), University of Pune. Duration of the project is two years (2008–2009). Title: Production of ethanol and polyalcohols by yeasts, using cellulosic and non- cellulosic, agricultural and forest waste.
    • Executive Council member and life member of Association of Microbiologists India, Pune unit; life member of Society for Biological Chemists (India) and Indian Women Scientists Association.
    • Attended various State-level, National and International Workshops/Seminars/Conferences on Biotechnology, Biodiversity, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.
Email ID : neelima.kulkarni@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Mr. Prasad Deshmane
Designation : Lecturer in Microbiology
Qualification : M.Sc. in Microbiology
Experience : 13 years of teaching experience
High Lights
  • Qualified CSIR NET LS-JRF examination
Email ID : prased.deshmane@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Ms. Deshmukh Vrushali Himanshu
Designation : Lecturer in Microbiology
Qualification : M.Sc. in Microbiology, CSIR-NET
Experience : 6 years
High Lights
  • Poster presented at National Symposium on "Emergence of Modern Techniques & Development in Biobusiness", Feb 18-20, 2008, conducted by Zoology Department, Modern College, Ganeshkhind and Association of Zoologists of India, under Quality Improvement Programme of University of Pune.
    Title of Poster: Production of beta-galactosidase by a low sporulating mutant of Aspergillus oryzae in SSF.
Email ID : vrushali.deshpande@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Mrs.Dande Vaidehi Virendra
Designation : Lecturer in Microbiology
Qualification : M.Sc. in Microbiology
Experience : 11 years
High Lights
  • Industrial experience of six years
  • Paper presented at AMI, Coimbatore in 1991 on "Permeabilization of Aureobasidium pullulans for lactose"
Email ID :
Name : Mrs. Satbhai Ashwini Hrishikesh
Designation : Lecturer in Microbiology
Qualification : M.Sc. in Microbiology
Experience : 10 years
High Lights
  • Industrial experience of four years as a Senior Microbiologist in Himedia Laboratories, Mumbai
Email ID : ashwini.satbhai@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Dr (Mrs.) Kavita Parekh
Designation : Lecturer in Microbiology
Qualification : Ph.D. in Health Sciences, UGC- NET
Experience : Teaching experience of 10 years and research experience of 6 years
High Lights
  • Interdisciplinary skill sets in Microbiology, Epidemiology, Molecular biology, and Health Sciences.
  • Receipient of Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR. Passed UGC- NET test for lectureship.
  • Experienced with working with biohazardous material. Specialization in molecular diagnostics for M. tuberculosis.
  • Worked as a consultant to set up molecular diagnostic facility for M.tuberculosis for a leading hospital and research centre in Pune. Currently involved in standardizing a molecular diagnostic for HIV for the same hospital as a part of research activity.

Papers published and presented

  • Modi Parekh K, and Kar A. Monitoring of bacteriological diagnostic efficiency under RNTCP- the Pune Experience. Health Administrator 2003;15:106-12.
  • Kar A, Modi –Parekh K, and Chakraborty A.K. Advances in tuberculosis diagnostics. Health Administrator 2003;15:118-123.
  • Modi –Parekh K , Jog A, Inamdar V, and Kar A. a comparative study on the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis using conventional tools and polymerase Chain reaction. Indian J Tuberc 2006;53:69-76.

(Received R.C. Garg award for the best paper in Indian Journal Of Tuberculosis in 2006-2007)

  • Presented paper at 58th National conference On Tuberculosis and Chest diseases titled “A comparative study on the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis using conventional tools and Polymerase Chain Reaction”.
  • Presented paper at annual conference of Indian public health Association titled “Polymerase Chain Reaction For Tuberculosis: A study to explore its utility  under programme settings and as a tool for community survey.”

 

Email ID :
Name : Debangi Chattopadhyay
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Sc Microbiology
Experience : 3+ years of teaching experience
High Lights
  • Attended workshop on "Scientific Writing for Teachers".
  • Attended a "Quality Enhancement workshop" organized by Microbiology Association, Department of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune–05, on 5/ 02/ 2013.
  • Participated in one day workshop on "Research Methodology and Scientific Communication" jointly organized by AMI Pune Unit and Department of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune.
Email ID :
Name : Dr. Manasi Tukdeo
Designation : Lecturer in Microbiology
Qualification : M. Sc., Ph. D. in Microbiology
Experience : 1 year of teaching experience and 7 years of research
High Lights
  • Presented poster at 49th National Conference by Association of Microbiologists of India on 'Isolation of methanogens from oil reservoirs in India'
  • Presented poster at 50th National Conference by Association of Microbiologists of India on 'Diversity of methanogens from oil reservoirs in India'
  • Attended International workshop on Teaching and Learning Biology: A Problem Solving Approach
Email ID :
Name : Rashmi Manani
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Sc Microbiology
Experience : 1.5 years of teaching experience and 1 year of research experience.
High Lights
  • Attended workshop on "Scientific Writing for Teachers". Participated in one day workshop on "Research Methodology and Scientific Communication" jointly organized by AMI Pune Unit and Department of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune.
Email ID
Name : Dr. Suchitra Godbole
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : MSc, PhD
High Lights
  • Attended symposium on "Entrepreneurship: A Gateway for Biologists 2014" organized by AMI Pune unit, and Dept. of Microbiology, DES Fergusson College, Pune in 30/09/14.
Email ID

 

Non Teaching Staff

 

Name

Designation

Qualification

Experience

1) Mrs. Trupti Kulkarni

Laboratory Assistant

B.Sc. (Microbiology)

13 yrs – Modern College
3.5 yrs – Hindustan  
              Antibiotics

2) Mr. Sachin Kaldhonkar

Laboratory Attendant

HSC

14 yrs

3) Mr. Anup Ghume

Peon

SSC

8 yrs

5) Mr. Sandip Bahirat

Peon

HSC

8 yrs

Courses

UNDER GRADUATE COURSES


Course Name Duration of Course Current Strength
B.Sc. 3 years FYBSc – 107
SYBSc – 54
TYBSc – 34


POST GRADUATE COURSES


Course Name Duration of Course Intake Strength
M.Sc. 2 years MSc I – 44
MSc II – 42

UGC sponsored Career Oriented Certificate Course


The Department offered a UGC sponsored Career Oriented Certificate Course in "Applied Techniques in Industry and Laboratories" from June 2012. The syllabus for the same was approved by University of Pune. Fifteen students of T.Y.B.Sc Microbiology opted for this course in year 2014-15. The objectives of this course are to bridge the gap between academia and industry, to impart career and market oriented training, to impart soft skills and entrepreneurship skills and to empower students and increase their employability.

The highlights of the course are :
  • Practical and theoretical training by experts from industry
  • Training in Soft skills and entrepreneurship
  • Visits to various industries
  • Projects /training at various industries

Visits to various industries like Parle – G Foods and Kamdhenu Pickles were conducted. An MOU was signed with Janakalyan Blood Bank for training of students. Students will receive a certificate on completion of required credits. Placement assistance will be offered to the students under this course.
  • Recognized Research Centre for M.Phil and Ph.D in Microbiology. Prof. Emeritus: Prof. Dr. Anil Lachke.

Annual Report Department of Microbiology 2014-15

Workshop/Seminar organized:
Sr.no. Title Duration & Dates Level
1 Placement Workshop "Right Groundwork For Right Industry" conducted in collaboration with the Board of Student Welfare, University of Pune.
Co-ordinators:-
  • Mrs. Vaidehi Dande
  • Mrs. Ashwini Satbhai
23 & 24 Feb 2015 Inter–Collegiate level (for MSc II students– 28) Sanctioned by Board of Students Welfare, SPPU


Training course conducted:
Sr.no. Title Status
1 Certificate Course: "Applied Techniques in Industry and Laboratories".
Coordinator: Dr. Mrs. Kavita Parekh,
Assistant Coordinator: Mr. Prasad Deshmane
Sanctioned by UGC; started in academic year (2012–13)


Educational and Industrial Visits:


Guest lectures: 2014-15


Staff achievements:
  1. Mrs. Sneha Ogale:
    • Participated in and won 1st prize for poster presented at International Conference on 'Application of Advanced Technology for Enhancing Quality of Science Education', organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune-5 on 26/02/15 and 27/02/15.
    • Participated and presented a poster at National Conference on 'Dynamic Microbes: Role in Human Welfare', organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune-5 on 20/02/15 and 21/02/15.
    • Completed Faculty Development Programme for Senior Faculty of Science (Microbiology) at Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune-05, from 2/ 06/ 2014 to 8/06/14 under the auspices of UGC-Academic Staff College, Pune.
    • Completed Faculty training program, 'Unleashing Potential for Personal Effectiveness', organized by Staff Academy of Moden College, Ganeshkhind in association with Institute of Education, Training & Research, Pune on 12/07/14 & 13/07/14.
    • Organized and attended symposium on "Entrepreneurship: A Gateway for Biologists 2014" organized by AMI Pune unit, and Dept. of Microbiology, DES Fergusson College, Pune in 30/09/14.
    • Attended SYBSc Microbiology syllabus revision meeting of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University at Y.M. College, Erandwane in Aug 2014.
    • Election Duty (Polling Officer 1) on 15/10/2014. Attended training for the same on 28/09/14, 9/10/14 & 14/10/14.
    • Chairperson: Website Updation Committee.
    • Member of Alumni Association.
    • Life member of Association of Microbiologists India.
    • Life member of Society of Biological Chemists (India).
    • Executive Council member of Association of Microbiologists India (Pune unit).
  2. Mrs. Anupama Sonawane:
    • Participated and presented a poster at National Conference on 'Dynamic Microbes: Role in Human Welfare', organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune-5 on 20/02/15 and 21/02/15.
    • Life member of Association of Microbiologists India.
    • Member of F.Y.B.Sc. admission committee
    • Election Duty (Polling Officer 1) on 15/10/2014. Attended training for the same on 28/09/14, 9/10/14 & 14/10/14.
  3. Dr. Mrs. Neelima Kulkarni:
    • Attended symposium on "Entrepreneurship: A Gateway for Biologists 2014" organized by AMI Pune unit, and Dept. of Microbiology, DES Fergusson College, Pune in 30/09/14.
    • Participated in and won 1st prize for poster presented at International Conference on 'Application of Advanced Technology for Enhancing Quality of Science Education', organized by Dept. of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune-5 on 26/02/15 and 27/02/15.
    • Worked as a member of 'Salad decoration and bouquet competition committee' during youth week.
    • Chairperson: Result analysis Committee.
    • Chairperson: NAAC criterion III Committee.
    • Life member of Association of Microbiologists India.
    • Life member of Society of Biological Chemists (India).
  4. Mr. Prasad Deshmane:
    • Attended a workshop on "Scientific Writing For Teachers " conducted by Zoology department Modern college Ganeshkhind on 21/02/15.
    • Attended a workshop on "M.Sc. II syllabus restructuring and discussion " conducted by T.C. College Baramati .
    • Co-coordinator for Certificate Course: "Applied Techniques in Industry and Laboratories".
  5. Dr. Kavita Parekh:
    • Participated in and won first prize for a poster Presented in National Conference: 'Dynamic Microbes: In Human Welfare' organized by P.E. Society's Modern College, Shivajinagar, Pune- 5
    • Coordinator for Certificate Course: "Applied Techniques in Industry and Laboratories".
    • Life member of Association of Microbiologists India.
    • Attended a workshop on "M.Sc. II syllabus restructuring and discussion " conducted by T.C. College Baramati .
    • Worked as a member of 'Elocution competition committee' during youth week.
    • Attended M.Sc II CAP At Modern College, Shivajinagar.
  6. Mrs.Vaidehi Dande:
    • Co- ordinator for "Safety, Health & Environment" Committee.
    • Member: Science Association
    • Member: Placement cell ( Departmental level)
    • Organised workshop "Right Groundwork for Right Industry" under the aegis of Board of Students Welfare
    • Presented a poster in National Conference: 'Dynamic Microbes: In Human Welfare' organized by P.E. Society's Modern College, Shivajinagar, Pune- 5
    • >Life member of Association of Microbiologists India.
  7. Mrs. Ashwini Satbhai:
    • Participated in and won first prize for a poster Presented in National Conference: 'Dynamic Microbes: In Human Welfare' organized by P.E. Society's Modern College, Shivajinagar, Pune- 5
    • Attended symposium on "Entrepreneurship: A Gateway for Biologists 2014" organized by AMI Pune unit, and Dept. of Microbiology, DES Fergusson College, Pune in 30/09/14.
    • Member of "Placement Cell" Committee.
    • Organised "Industry Connect" a programme under Placement Committee for all streams in our college.
    • Organised workshop "Right Groundwork for Right Industry" under the aegis of Board of Students Welfare.
    • Member of "Safety, Health & Environment" Committee.
    • Coordinator for "Water Potability Testing" Programme for drinking water provided in college.
    • Member of "VIVIDHA" Committee.
    • Incharge " Yuva Saptah Inauguration" Committee.
    • Member of "Science Exhibition "Committee (Departmental Level).
    • College Coordinator "State Level Microbiology Contest" conducted by R. C. Patel, College; Shirpur.
    • Life member of Association of Microbiologists India.
  8. Ms Debangi Chattopadyay:
    • Attended a workshop on "Scientific Writing For Teachers " conducted under DBT STAR college scheme by Zoology department Modern college Ganeshkhind on 21/02/15.
  9. Dr. Suchitra Godbole
    • Attended symposium on "Entrepreneurship: A Gateway for Biologists 2014" organized by AMI Pune unit, and Dept. of Microbiology, DES Fergusson College, Pune in 30/09/14.
  10. Dr. Manasi Tukdeo:
    • Attended National workshop on ' Teaching Biology: Problem Solving Approach', organized by Dept of Microbiology, S.P. Pune University between 4/08/14 ––– 11/08/14
  11. Ms Rashmi Manani:
    • Attended a workshop on "Scientific Writing For Teachers" conducted under DBT STAR college scheme by Zoology department Modern college Ganeshkhind on 21/02/15.


Ongoing Collaborative Projects:
Sr.no. Name of staff member Title and Nature Institute and other details
1 Mrs. Vaidehi Dande Retrospective study of presumptive factors of IVF & Microbiological analysis of semen Mr. Ashok Patel & Dr. Leena Patankar, Genesis Fertility Clinic, Patankar Hospital Pvt. Ltd. Pune
Dr. Mohan Kale, Associate Professor, Dept. of Statistics, University of Pune, Pune


STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS :

  1. Academic and co-curricular achievements :
  2. The recipient of the Best Student Award for the academic year 2014-15 is Ms Priyanka Shendage of TYBSc Microbiology.
  3. Ankita Joshi & Akshata Nayak of MSc I Microbiology were awarded the Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child (2014-16).
  4. Gayatri Shelke,Neha Gogawale,Purva Chavan (M.Sc. II) received Lila Poonawalla Foundation Scholarship (2014-15)
  5. Abhay Kothari, Chetan Patwardhan, Kunal Kothari, Neha Gogawale, Shweta Limbachiya, Akanksha Teggi, Gayatri Shelke and Jagruti Tank (M.Sc. Part- II) received Weikfield Scholarship (2014-15) and underwent Summer training.
  6. Fifteen TYBSc students underwent training in Diwali vacation at Janakalyan Blood Bank.
  7. The annual Science Exhibition ‘Anubhuti’ was organized on 7th February 2015. Students from Microbiology department participated in projects, models, posters, student presentations and rangoli & salad decoration competitions based on scientific themes.
    Total number of participants:- 2014-2015: 73 students

    Projects = 5 (18 students),
    Posters = 6 (13 students),
    Models = 2 (4 students),
    Rangoli = 8 (17 students),
    Salad decoration = 5 (18 students).


Prize Winners:
PROJECT COMPETITION (2014-2015)
Sr.No. Name of the Poster Name of the Participants Class Remark
1 Dog Mouth Flora and its Morphology Nikhil C. Kudale
Jaydeep Kshirsagar
Dhananjay Mukhekar
Rupali Lende
S.Y.B.Sc 1st prize college level


POSTER COMPETITION (2014-2015)
Sr.No. Name of the Poster Name of the Participants Class Remark
6 Anubhuti Rohit Lad
Akanksha Teggi
M.Sc II 1st prize college level


Science Exhibition (2014-15):- Rangoli competition (department level)
Sr.No. Theme/Title Name of the Participants Class Remark
R5 Robert Koch Mrunal Pardeshi
Sushmita Patra
Prajakta Tale
S.Y.B.Sc 1st prize
R2 Drama and Beauty in Petri plate Anuja Patil
Krutika Lonkar
M.Sc-I 2nd prize
R4 Phagocytosis Priyanka Shendage
Kirti Mudhliar
Rajina Nambiar
T.Y.B.Sc 3rd prize
R8 Microscope Smita Dhumane M.Sc-I Innovative idea prize


(2014-15):- Models
Sr.No. Theme of model Name of the Participants Class Remark
MIC M 2 Working model of X- ray Crystallography Hardik Shah
Rashmi Ahire
T.Y. B.Sc. 1st prize department level


(2014-2015):- Salad decoration
Sr.No. Theme Name of the Participants Class Remark
S1 Lytic, Lysogeny cycle and Cricket Ground of Bacteriophage Deepali Kale
Gayatri Wad
Asavari Ranade
Apeksha Darshetkar
Snehal Kad
T.Y.B.Sc. 1st prize
S2 Microscope Shubham Barmukh
Amol Sarode
Pritam Kadam
Ankita Hazare
F.Y. B.Sc. 2nd prize


Special Activities:

Placement Cell Activities:
1 Godambe Tejashree Dinesh Lab assistant Golvilkar Metropolis Laboratories
2 Kulkarni Apurva Mahesh Evolvus Ltd.
3 Padhar Nivedita Pandurang Q. C. Microbiologist at Pharma Company, Mumbai
4 Kaushik Neelam Shyamsundar Online Tutor CeLT Technologies
5 Cheruvathur Jennifer Raphel Project Assistant at NCL Laboratory
7 Mandavkar Sonal Ganpat In vitro fertilization ( IVF Clinic), Pune
8 Walgude Vrushali Microbiologist at Pathology Lab Swargate, Pune
9 Banale Rituja Arvind Evolvus Ltd.
10 Suryavanshi Sandhya Laxman Trainee at Clinical Research Centre Jahangir Hospital
11 Phugare Shweta Suresh Clinical Data Analyst, Clinical Research Centre Jahangir Hospital
12 Gaikwad Saurabh Lahu Research assistant at Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
13 Raheja Sheetal Bharat Evolvus Ltd.
14 Pande Pranav Mukund Research assistant at NCCS Pune
15 Jog Ashiwini Arun Evolvus Ltd.
16 Yadav Manasi Bhaskar Online Tutor CeLT Technologies
17 Khadilkar Jayashree Online Tutor CeLT Technologies, Trainer at Muktangan Exploratory Centre
18 Newale Kalyani Tutor at private Coaching class, Pimpari
19 Shirke Bhagayashree Rajaram Technician at Pathology Laboratory, Pimpari
20 Hivarkar Sai Suresh Q. C. Microbiologist at Emcure Pharma, Pune
21 Rao Hemalatha Sunder Assistant Professor at D. Y. Patil College, Pimpari
22 Joshi Akshay Jaiprakash Research assistant at Agharkar Research Institute
23 Kulkarni Rasika Evolvus Ltd.
24 Raikar Atul Marketing Representative at NiLa Polycast, Pune.
25 Nevkar Harshawardhan Sham TATA Chemicals, Pune
26 Pankajdeep Gathaniya Microbiologist in Food Industry, Pune
Summary
Total no. of students placed - 26
No. of students placed through Placement Cell – 17




II) UGC- Career Oriented Course: The Department of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune-16 offered an UGC sponsored Career Oriented Certificate Course in “Applied Techniques in Industry and Laboratories”. The syllabus for the same was designed as per UGC guidelines of 20 credits of 15 hours each of which 8 were for field work/project/training. This syllabus was approved by University of Pune. This is the third consecutive year of the course with 15 students of T.Y.B.Sc Microbiology who have opted for this course.

The objectives of this course were to bridge the gap between academia and industry, to impart career and market oriented training, to impart soft skills and entrepreneurship skills and to empower students and increase their employability.

The core curriculum of the course was based on three papers:

Lectures and Practicals were conducted by experienced resource persons from industry and laboratories and internal staff.

The highlights of the course are:

Examinations are conducted and a joint certificate is awarded to the students with name of University of Pune and Modern College, Ganeshkhind. Placement assistance will be offered to students under this course.


Photos of Placement Workshop: Right Groundwork for Right Industry 2014-15


Resource person: Mr. Prashant Garud





MSc II Microbiology students participating in the workshop



Awards



1st prize for poster presented at International Conference on 'Application of Advanced Technology for Enhancing Quality of Science Education': Mrs. Sneha Ogale & Dr. Neelima Kulkarni




First prize in poster presentation competition at National Conference 'Dynamic Microbes: Role in Human welfare': Category: Fermentation Technology: Mrs. Ashwini Satbhai and MSc II students




First prize in poster presentation competition at National Conference ‘Dynamic Microbes: Role in Human welfare’: Category: Genetics & Molecular Biology: Dr. Kavita Parekh, Ankush Bhat & Parnal Joshi (M.Sc. II Microbiology)




Second Prize in poster presentation competition at National Conference 'Dynamic Microbes: Role in Human welfare': Shweta Limbachiya & Nishigandha Mestry M.Sc. II Microbiology




Poster Presentation by Mrs. Sneha Ogale, Mansi Patel & Jagruti Tank (MSc II Microbiology) at National Conference: ‘Dynamic Microbes: Role in Human Welfare’ (Feb 2015).

Events


International Year of Crystallography celebrations on 26/12/14:






Science Exhibition 'Anubhuti'





1st prize college level for poster: 'Anubhuti' by Rohit Lad & Akanksha Teggi M.Sc II Microbiology




1st prize college level for project: Mouth Flora Of Pet Dogs, by Nikhil C. Kudale, Jaydeep Kshirsagar, Dhananjay Mukhekar, Rupali Lende S.Y.B.Sc Microbiology.




Working model of X- ray Crystallography by Hardik Shah & Rashmi Ahire (T.Y. B.Sc Microbiology): 1st prize department level




3rd prize (dept level) for Phagocytosis by Priyanka Shendage, Kirti Mudhliar, Rajina Nambiar T.Y.B.Sc Microbiology




1st prize (dept level) for 'Robert Koch' by Mrunal Pardeshi, Sushmita Patra & Prajakta Tale of S.Y.B.Sc Microbiology.




Innovative idea prize for 'Microscope' by Smita Dhumane M.Sc-I Microbiology




2nd prize (dept level) for ‘Drama and Beauty in Petri plate’ by Anuja Patil & Krutika Lonkar M.Sc-I Microbiology




Replication fork depicted in Rangoli.


Interaction of SYBSc (Microbiology)students with judge Dr. Deshpande, NCL




1st prize for Salad decoration: Lytic, Lysogeny cycle and Cricket Ground of Bacteriophage by T.Y.BSc Microbiology students: Deepali Kale, Gayatri Wad, Asavari Ranade & Apeksha Darshetkar.






2nd prize for Salad decoration: Microscope by Shubham Barmukh, Amol Sarode, Pritam Kadam & Ankita Hazare of FYBSc




2nd prize for Salad decoration: Microscope by students of FYBSc






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