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Departmental Introduction : 

The department has well equipped laboratories for under-graduate and post-graduate, separate laboratories for P.G. specialization i.e. Environmental Biology and Entomology. The department has an excellent museum which includes many rare specimens right from fossils to well stuffed animals. The departmental library has a good collection of textbooks, reference books, encyclopaedia and journals of national and international reputes. Other facilities include Instrumentation Room, Computer Room with Broadband Internet Connection, Dark Room, Rearing Room etc. The department has everything not only to run under-graduate and post-graduate courses but also to undertake research activities.

Courses Offered :

Sr. No. Course Year of Establishment System
1 U.G (B.Sc) 1992 Semester
2 P.G (M.Sc) 2001 Choice Based Credit System
3 Ph.D 2005 Annual
4 P.G Diploma in Ornithology 2012 Annual

Major Instruments and Equipments available :

  • U.V. Spectrophotometer
  • Digital Microphotography Assembly
  • Cryocentrifuge
  • High Resolution Digital Camera
  • Digital Handy Video Camera
  • Digital and S.L.R. cameras
  • Research Microscopes
  • Dissecting Binoculars
  • B.O.D. Incubator
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Centrifuge Machine
  • Electrophoresis Instrument
  • Other Laboratory Equipments required for U.G., P.G. and Research

Teaching Staff:

Sr. No. Name Qualification Designation
1 Dr. Pravin Charde M.Sc., Ph.D. Principal
2 Dr. Anil Mohite M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Associate Professor & Head
3 Dr.(Mrs) Jyoti Dahegaonkar M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor
4 Dr. Mrs. Jyoti Tirpude M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
5 Mr. Ajay Dorlikar M.Sc., NET Assistant Professor

Non-teaching Staff:

  • Mr. Sanjay Dewajwar
  • Mr. Diwakar Surjuse

Research Theme:

Staff members of the department and other associated research supervisors work in more than one theme or are engaged in projects that cut across theme boundaries. Staff members, research supervisors and research students are engaged in research activities of: Biodiversity and Aquatic Ecology, Limnological studies of various water bodies, Birds Biodiversity, Birds Reproductive Behaviour, Insect Ecology, Insect Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology, Mammalian Reproductive Physiology.

Research Projects:

Sr.No. Title of the Project Funding Agency Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator Status
1 Ptilocgronology-Feather study and biology of Coturnix coturnix –quail bird. UGC, New Delhi. Dr. Pravin Charde Completed
2 Climate change and its impact on Agriculture crops of Nagpur district of Vidarbha region UGC, New Delhi. Dr. Pravin Charde / Dr. Ashish Lambat Completed
3 An Assessment of the Aquatic Fauna and Physico-chemical Parameters of Gorewada Reservoir, Nagpur (M.S.) Gorewada Project, Department of Forest, M.S. Dr. Pravin Charde Completed
4 Ecology and Breeding behavior of Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris. UGC, New Delhi. Dr. Pravin Charde Completed
5 An Assessment of the Avian Biodiversity of Gorewada Forest and Reservoir, Nagpur (M.S.) Dept. of forest, M.S. Mr. Raju Kasambe Completed
6 An Studies on histomorphological and physiological effects of some plant origin Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs) and synthetic IGR Diflubenzuron (Dimilin) on Gram pod borer,Heliothis armigera(Huebner) (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae). UGC, New Delhi Dr. Anil Mohite Completed
7 Studies on the larval morphology, cephalic & segmental chaetotaxy, gamma irradiation and chemosterilant-induced histopathological effects on gonads and inherited sterility in fruit piercing moth, Eudocima materna (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). UGC, New Delhi Dr. Anil Mohite Ongoing

Highlights of Department

  • Dr. Pravin Charde has been appointed as a Member of Gorewada Biodiversity Project, Forest Department, Government of Maharashtra.
  • Abstract of research papers of Dr. Anil Mohite have been indexed in the British Library Board Database, CSA (USA) Entomology Abstract Database, CAB International Abstract Database, Biological Abstracts, Current Contents etc. .
  • Consistently excellent results of under-graduates and post-graduates courses. .
  • Total 19 research students have been awarded Ph.D. degree. .
  • Total 03 research students have submitted thesis for Ph.D. degree. .
  • Total 16 research papers have been published in international journals during last five years. .
  • Total 28 research papers have been published in national journals during last five years.
  • Total 06 Chapters in books have been awarded Ph.D. degree.
  • Organized 08 guest lectures, 04 educational visits and 01 seven days educational excursion. .

Awards & Recognition

  • Mrs. Rucha S. Karanjekar received young Scientist award in Second World Congress for Man & Nature-2012.
  • Mrs. Rucha S. Karanjekar has been felicited by HSBC Bird Race in 2012.
  • Prof. Pravin Charde has been jury member for technical session at International Conference on Science and Technology for Society on 23, 24 & 25 May, 2014 at Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Dr. A.S. Mohite has been jury member for poster session at International Conference on Science and Technology for Society on 23, 24 & 25 May, 2014 at Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Prof. Pravin Charde received Life Time Research Award in International Conference of Science and Technology at Sri Lanka dated 19-21st May, 2015.
  • Prof. Pravin Charde received Excellence Award at the hands of Hon’ble Chancellor (M.S.) for work on setup of Biodiversity Park at Raj Bhawan, Nagpur.

CONTACT

Dr. Anil Mohite
Associate Professor &
Head NAAC Co-ordinator M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Cell : +91-98224-69496 email : anil.mohite@sevadalmahilamahavidyalaya.org OR anil.mohite64@gmail.com

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