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Prof. Pravin Charde

Name : Dr. PRAVIN CHARDE
Res. Address : 269, Gurudev Nagar, Nandanwan Nagar,
Nagpur – 440 009, Maharashtra State. INDIA
Phone No. : +91-712-2705037
Mobile No. : +91-9881891934
Fax No. : +91-712-2705037
Email Id : sevamahilamv@gmail.com and smm_college@yahoo.co.in
Website : http://sevadalmahilamahavidyalaya.org
Date of Birth : 21/02/1962
Designation & Present Status: PRINCIPAL at Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Sakkardara Square,
Umred Road, Nagpur – 440 009 INDIA
Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D., FICER, FVMS, FMANU
Areas of Special Interests
  • Mammalian Reproductive Physiology.
  • Quail Breeding and Quail Management.
  • Wild Life Conservation.
  • Ornithology
  • Environmental Science.
Recognition
  • RecognizedPh.D. Supervisorin the subjectZoologyfrom Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (M.S.) India.
  • RecognizedPh.D. Supervisorin the subjectEnvironmental Sciencefrom R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur (M.S.) dated 25/08/2008
Research Guidance Nine (09) research students are registered for Ph.D.
Ph.D. Awarded Six (06) Ph.D. awarded in Zoology and Environmental Science.
Teaching Experience 19 years
Research Experience
  • Principal Investigator in UGC sponsored Major Research Projects,
  1. “Ptilochronology – Feather Study and Biology of Coturnix coturnix japonica quail bird.”
  2. “Effect of Climate Change on the Local Agricultural Crops of Nagpur District of Vidarbha Region.”
  • Co-Investigator in UGC sponsored Major Research Projects,

Axis Study of Ptilochronology, Reproductive Physiology, and Developmental Biology in Japanese Quail Embryo (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

  • Principal Investigator in the UGC sponsored Minor Research Project entitled, “Ecology and Breeding Behaviour of Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris”.
  • Principal Investigator in the Research Project Sponsored by Director, Gorewada Project, Nagpur.
  1. “An Assessment of the Aquatic Fauna and Physico-Chemical Parameters of Gorewada Reservoir, Nagpur”
  2. An Assessment of the Avian Biodiversity of Gorewada Reserve Forest, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
Publications
  • Abstract published in National Symposium on Current Trends in Comparative Endocrinology Impact of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology organized by Department of Zoology, Nagpur University, Nagpur, November 27-29, 2003. “Bio-chemical effects of Hydroxy-Progesterone Caproate on Ovary, Thyroid and Adrenal Glands of Female Rain Quail (Coturnix coromandelica), P.18.
  • Abstract published in National Symposium on Current Trends in Comparative Endocrinology Impact of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology organized by Dept. of Zoology, Nagpur University, Nagpur, November 27-29, 2003 “Bio-chemical effects of Testosterone Propionate on Male Rain Quail (Coturnix coromandelica), P.19.
  • Biodiversity and Water Quality of a Thermal Power Plant Reservoir, S.R.Sitre, P.U. Meshram and P. N. Charde at National Seminar on Water Security, NEERI Nagpur, 20-21 Jan. 2004.
  • Abstract published in National Seminar on Recent Advances in Aquatic Biology organized by UGC (SAP-DRS), School of Studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, March 15-16, 2005 “Environment – Ecology – Development: A Synthesis” P.30.
  • Wetland Development: Prospects and Impact on Pench National Park, State Level Workshop on Biodiversity and Wild Life Conservation. Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur. October 2-3, 2005.
  • “Vidarbha Ani Marathwada Kshetrat Utpadit Honarya Wanapasun Bater Palanasathi Aahar Nirmiti” Article published in the magazine “Krishak Bandhu” published by Vasundhara Publication, Hyderabad. Issue – May 2006.
  • Research Paper entitled, “Status of Water Quality of Masala Lake Durgapur, District Chandrapur of Maharashtra State” published in National Conference on Recent Advances in Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, S. N. Mor Arts, Commerce and Smt. G. D. Saraf Science College, Tumsar, Feb.2-3, 2007
  • A study of the mounting behaviour of Spotted Owlets Athene brama in Maharashtra, India, presented at World Owl Conference held at Netherlands during 31st October – 4th November 2007.
  • An Overview of the World Owl Conference-2007 held in the Netherlands. Indian Birds. 4(1) 34-35.
  • Panyache Niyojan Article published in the Magazine “Yograj” Nagpur. Issue – July 2008.
  • Status of Water Quality of Masala Lake Durgapur, District Chandrapur (M.S.) paper published in the Envirn. Cosr. Jour. 9(1 & 2): 23-26, 2008.
  • Impact of relative humidity on viability and microbial changes in some oil seeds during storage published in the Journal of Phytological Research, Vol.22 No.1/2, 2009.
  • Modified artificial diet and early instar rearing technique for rearing of the gram pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Accepted in Journal of Entomological Research.
  • Papers presented in 5th International Hornbill Conference at Singapore dated 22-25 March 2009 entitled, “Nest sanitation in Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris in Central India.”
  • Papers presented in 5th International Hornbill Conference at Singapore dated 22-25 March 2009 entitled, “Breeding Behaviour of Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris in Central India”.
  • “An overview of the 5th International Hornbill Conference in Singapore-2009” Newsletter for Birdwatchers.
  • “Sub-orbital skin and eye colour and measurements of an young of Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris) in Central India” in Birding Asia Journal published by Oriental Bird Club, UK.
  • Papers accepted for publication in International Conference on “Emerging Trends on Environmental Research” dated 14th–16th August 2009 at Saint Albert’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala.
  1. “Studies on Biodiversity of medicinal important leguminous plants of Gorewada Forest of Nagpur District (M.S.), India”.
  2. “Isolation of microbial isolates and screening of a suitable industrial waste as no cost substrate for biosurfactant production.”
  3. “Approach of Bioaugmentation Process using Site-specific Biofertilizers for Rejuvenation of Barren Patches of Gorewada Forest, Nagpur, (M.S.), India.”
  4. “Synthesis and Characterization of Co-ordination Polymer Derived from N1-N4Di-(benzothiazol 2yl) succinamide and Mn, Co, Ni Divalent Metal Ion.”
  5. Manuscript submitted for publication in British Ornithologists’ Union’s International Journal of Avian Species (Ibis) entitled, “Casque-butting and bill-grappling in Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)” published from USA, Manuscript ID:IBIS-2009-198 dt. 01-Sep-2009.
  6. An Overview of 5th International Hornbill Conference, Singapore-2009 held in the Singapore. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 49(4), 2009, p.55-58.
  7. Poster Presentation on “Bill Deformities in House Crows splendens, Large-billed crow C. macrorhynchos and Yellow-billed blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris in India” at National Seminar on “Enhancing efficiency of extension for sustainable agriculture and livestock production” organized by Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar dated 29-30 December, 2009.
  8. Papers published in the journal acta ethologica on “Aerial jousting and bill grappling in Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)” DOI 10.1007/s10211-010-0085-2.
  9. Article published in Newsletter for Birdwatchers entitled, “Rescue and rehabilitation of an Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris) fledgling at Nagpur, Maharashtra.” Vol.50 (5): 71-72.
  10. Papers accepted for oral presentation in the International Conference on “Agricultural Engineering” to be held on 31st March – 1st April 2011 at Chon Chan Resort Hotel, Pataya, Thailand.

1.“Effect of post harvest operations on seed quality of Urd bean.

2.“Maintenance of soyabean seed qualities from post harvest operations to next sowing season.

3.Post harvest dormancy in Mungbean and their methods to overcome.

4.Post harvest losses in qualities of Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.) seed due to pulse beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis) infestation.

  • Papers accepted for oral presentation in the International Conference on “Sustainable Environment-2011” jointly organized by Eco Needs Foundation (NGO), Aurangabad and International Society of Science & Technology (ISST), Mumbai held at Aurangabad on 19-20 February 2011.
  • Germination, seedling vigour and field emergence in relation to seed coat colour in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench).
  • Papers accepted for publication in the journal, ‘The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology’
  • Breeding Behaviour of Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris in Central India.
  • Nest Sanitation in Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris in Central India.
  • Papers accepted for oral presentation in the International Conference on “Solid Waste 2011 Moving Towards Sustainable Resource Management (ICSWHK2011)” to be held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China from 2-6 May 2011.
  • Biosurfactant Production Potential of New Microbial Isolates in Combination of Distillery Waste with Other Industrial Wastes.
  • Biosurfactant Production Potential of New Microbial Isolates using Combination of Distillery Waste with Other Industrial Wastes.
  • Surface-active Properties of Novel Biosurfactants at Extremes of Environmental Conditions Useful in Remediation of Pesticides Contaminated Soils.
  • Abstracts published in International Conference on “Chemistry for Mankind: Innovative Ideas in Life Sciences” organized by Department of Chemistry, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, in association with Institute of Science, Nagpur and St. Francis de Sales’ College, Nagpur dated 9th and 10th February 2011
  • Surface Active Properties of Novel Biosurfactants Produced from Combination of Industrial Wastes at Extremes of Environmental Conditions For Remediation of Pesticides Contaminated Soils.
  • Cost-Effective Novel Technique for Screening and Isolation of Enhanced Biosurfactant Producing Mutants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain-PP2.
  • Abstract published in UGC Sponsored National Conference on “Green Chemistry For Environmental & Human Health”
  • Surface Active Properties of Novel Microbial Biosurfactants Produced From Combination of Industrial Wastes At Extremes of Environmental Conditions For Remediation of Pesticides Contaminated Soils.
  • Cost Effective Novel Technique For Screening And Isolation of Microbial Biosurfactant Producing Mutants of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Strain.
  • Abstract published in National Seminar on “Biotechnology for Agriculture, Health, Industry & Environment” at VTI Hall, College of Agriculture, Maharajbag, Nagpur dated 20th & 21st February 2010.
  1. Screening of a suitable industrial waste as no-cost substrate for cost-effective production of biosurfactant by new microbial isolates.
  2. Bioaugmentation process using site-specific biofertilizers for rejuvenation of barren patches of Gorewada forest, Nagpur, (M.S.), India.
  • Abstract published in UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on “New Horizons in Biological Systems and Biotechnology” organized by Department of Zoology, Govt. Institute of Science, Nagpur dated 18th February 2010.
  1. Cost-Effective Production of Biosurfactant by New Microbial Isolates Using Industrial Waste as No-Cost Substrate.
  2. Scope of Site-Specific Biofertilizers For Rejuvenation of Barren Patches of Gorewada Forest, Nagpur District; (M.S.), India by Using Bioaugmentation Process.
  • Quality of food affects mate selection in Japanese Quail: A Ptilochronology study, Bionano Frontier. 5(2-1): 2012.
  • Beak abnormality in Coturnix coturnix japonica, Environmental Conservation Journal, 12(3): 169-170, 2012.
  • Studies on physico-chemical characteristics of Tadoba Lake, Tadoba District – Chandrapur, Maharashtra State, India, Bionano Frontier. 5(2-1), 193-195, 2012.
  • Species diversity of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Tadoba lake, Tadoba, District – Chandrapur, Maharashtra State, India, Journal of Biological and Physical Sciences, Vol.-I (IV), 292, 2012.
  • Aberrant sexual behaviour in Japanese Quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica, Bionano Frontier, 5(1): 99-101, 2012.
  • Effect of environmental factors on production and quality of eggs of Japanese Quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica, Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental Management and Biodiversity Conservation.
  • Effect of Sub-Lethal Dose of Gamma Radiation on Spermatogenesis in Gram Pod Borer, Helicoverpa Armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Bionano Frontier. 5(2-1): 254-256, 2012.
  • Assessment of rural women’s awareness regarding environment and sanitation, SWAYAMSIDDHA, Vol. I (2012), ISSN 2278-7992.
  • Surface-active Properties of Novel Biosurfactants at Extremes of Environmental Conditions useful in Remediation of Pesticides Contaminated Soils, Special Issue of ‘Bioresource Technology’“Advances in waste water treatment technologies” Bioresource Technology 126:368-374. (2012).
  • Biosurfactant Production Potential of New microbial isolates using Combination of Distillery Waste with Other Industrial Wastes, Special Issue of ‘Microbial Biosurfactants /Marine Microbial Biosurfactants’International Open Access Journal: Journalof Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology DOI:htt://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7463. (S1-002). (2012).
  • Improvements in rhizospheric microflora of N, P, K, deficient soil amended with whey waste and its impact on nodulation process in Trigonella foenugricum, Journal of Science Information Special Issue-3 ISSN-2229-5836. 121-127 (2012).
  • Evaluation of water quality index of Gorewada reservoir, Nagpur, India for drinking purposes, Bionano Frontier. 5(2-1): 251-253 (2012).
  • Improvements in rhizospheric microflora of N, P, K, deficient soil amended with whey waste and its impact on nodulation process in Trigonella foenugricum, Journal of Science Information Special Issue-3, 121-127 (2012).
  • Application of SatelliteRemote Sensing Data & GIS on Environmental Imbalance Caused by Mining Activities in Parseoni Tahsil of Nagpur District, Bionano Frontier, Vol.5 (2-II.), 312-314 (2012).
  • Cost-Effective Production of Microbial Surfactants Using Water Immiscible Agro-Industrial Wastes As Complete Fermentation Medium, Bionano Frontier.
  • Climate Change and it's Impact On Agriculture- A Review, Bionano Frontier. 5(2-1): 222-225 (2012).
  • Gamma Irradiation induced parental and inherited Sterility in gram pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4(1): 51-54 (2013).
  • Problems of rural homemakers on household activities, HOME SCIENCE, International Research Volume, Vol. I, Jan 2013. ISBN 978-93-82588-09-2.
  • Effect of Distillery Effluents on Germinability Seedling Vigour and Field Emergence in Soybean, Sustainable Approaches for Environmental Conservation. Published by Biotech Books, New Delhi, 51-55 (2013).
  • Deterioration of Chickpea Seeds Due to Bruchids Infestation Stored Under Ambient Environment of Nagpur (M.S.), Sustainable Approaches for Environmental Conservation, Published by Biotech Books, New Delhi, 25-29 (2013).
  • Ecological Studies of Zooplankton found in Freshwater Lake of Khekara – Nullah Dam, Nagpur, Maharashtra, Climate Change Effects on Agriculture and Economy, Published by Biotech Books, New Delhi, 65-72, (2013).
  • Native flora of various compartments of Gorewada Forest, Nagpur Dist., Nagpur (MS) India, In Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Management. PP.341 Edited by D.R. Khanna, R. Bhutani, Gagana Matta and Vikas Singh. Pub.: BIOTECH BOOKS, New Delhi.
  • Unsterile combination of distillery waste with wheyand fruit processing wastes as fermentation medium for biosurfactant production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa-strain PP2, Bionano Frontier.
  • Comprehensive Study of Organogenesis During Embryonic Development of Japanese Quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica. Int. J. of Life Sciences, Vol.1(3): 193-197. ISSN: 2320-7817|eISSN: 2320-964x (2013).
  • Effect of Pollution from Garbage of Ballarpur Paper Mill Industry. Climate Change Effects on Agriculture and Economy, Published by Biotech Books, New Delhi, 345-348 (2013).
  • Khadi: The Environmentally Friendly Fabric. Climate Change Effects on Agriculture and Economy, Published by Biotech Books, New Delhi, 213-221 (2013).
  • Novel egg shell based formulation of biosurfactant produced by Kocuria turfanesis strain BS-J useful in degradation of monocrotophs in soil. Journal of Advances in Science and Technology. Vol 14(1), June-2014. ISSN No.0971-9563.
  • Kocuria Turfanesis Strain BS-J A Novel Microbial Isolate with Combined Potential of Biosurfactant Production and Degradation of Monocrotophos. International Journal of Researches in Biosciences, Agriculture & Technology. January-2014. Issue-2, Volume-1. ISSN No.2347-517x.
Research Areas
for Ph.D.
  • Hydrology and Biodiversity of Tadoba Lake, Chandrapur, India.
  • Studies on physico-chemical and biological characteristics of Chulbandh reservoir with special reference to fishery resources.
  • Development of Osteology (endoskeleton) of Japanese Quail (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica)
  • Developmental biology of endocrine glands of Japanese quail (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica)
  • Limnological studies of urban lake Ramala, Chandrapur, India.
  • Ultra-structural studies on the pituitary glands and reproductive organs of male Indian Grey Mungoose, Herpestes Edwardsii Edwardsii
  • Heavy metals pollution from mining activity, its biological impact in aquatic ecosystem and bioremediation measures.
  • Studies on the Cephalic Neuroendocrine system in relation to Metamorphosis and Vitellogenesis in Gram pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
  • Studies on the Biology, Population Dynamics and Effect of Some Plant Extracts and Synthetic Insect Growth Regulators on Gram Pod Borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Chairing Committees
  • Appointed as a Member of Selection Committee by Honourable Vice Chancellor, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur for the selection of ‘Principal’.
  • Board of Studies Member (Ad-hoc Committee) for Subject ‘Environment Science’ under the faculty of Science.
  • Board of Studies Member (Ad-hoc Committee) for Subject ‘Sericulture’ under the faculty of Science.
  • Member, Planning Advisory Board for forthcoming Gorewada National Zoo Project at Nagpur (Maharashtra), India.
  • Committee of Principals/Professors to prepare a plan for setting up the Personality Development Centre in selected 50 colleges in Phase-I and rest 50 colleges in Phase-II nominated by Honourable Vice Chancellor, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the UGC sponsored National Workshop organised by M. G. Arts, Science and Late N.P. Commerce College, Armori, District Gadchiroli (M.S.)
  • Member of the Research and Recognition Committee for Ph.D. in the subject Environmental Science of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur vide letter No.Ph.D.(Cell) /2009/580 dated 16/12/2009.
  • Member of the Students Aid Fund Committee nominated by the Honourable Vice Chancellor, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur.
  • Appointed as a Technical Advisor to RAJBHAVAN (Governor’s Official Residence at Nagpur) for developing Biodiversity Park on its premises and International Gorewada Zoo at Nagpur.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for two days International Conference on “Sustainable Environment – 2011” jointly organized by Eco Needs Foundation (NGO), Aurangabad and International Society of Science & Technology (ISST), Mumbai held at Aurangabad on 19-20 February, 2011.
  • Member of Special Task Force Committee related to the conduct of examinations and evaluations of research based project work/dissertation/thesis in various subjects of different faculties U/S 80 of Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994 for Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur.
Professional Bodies
  • Life Member, Indian Journal of Environmental Health, Government of India.
  • Life Member, Jivan Vikas Masik Published by Ramkrishna Math.
  • Life Member, Poultry Guide Published by Natinal.
  • Life Member,Junior Jaycees East Zone, Nagpur.
  • Member, Saheli Mandal, Nagpur.
  • Working as President in Ujwal Gram Vikas Sanstha, Nagpur.
  • Life Member, Aquatic Journal Hyderabad.
  • Member, Nature Science (CLUBIS) Society Environmental Protection, Wastes Management and Pollution Free Maharashtra.
  • Member, Sub-committee, Organization of Inter-collegiate Research Festival ‘Avishkar’, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur.
  • Member, Ad-hoc Committee for the Faculty of Science, Controller of Examination, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur Univ., Nagpur.
Social Activities
  • Participated and contributing monetarily in the functions and events organized by Ramkrishna Math.
  • Participated and Contributing in Nisarg Mandal for Environmental Awareness, organized by Nisarg Vidnyan Mandal, Nagpur.
  • As a Chairman, M. Charitable Trust, Khandala, Katol, District Nagpur (Maharashtra) India – a Non-Government Organization working for social cause.
  • Dr. Pravin Charde and his staff members help has been sought by various Grampanchayat from District Seoni (M.P.) for educating its people in the context of conservation of environment.

Sarpanch of the Sarekha Kala 2) Vibhari 3) Khursura 4) Sakri 5) Belgaon 6) Pandiya Chhapra 7) Nasipur 8) Ratanpur 9) Ugadiwada 10) Kanari 11) Bagdonri 12) Bharveli Grampanchayats have made correspondence in this regard.

Associations
  • National Environmental & Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur.
  • Estuarine Biological Station Zoological Survey of India Gopalpur Research Centre (Orissa)

·International Lions Club Nagpur Legend, Nagpur.

·Department of Forests, Maharashtra State.

·Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur.

·E-tv., Marathi “Annadata”. (More than 100 programmes.)

·Central Avian Research Institute, Izzat Nagar (U.P.)

Achievements

Established “Environment Monitoring Van” in Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur in collaboration with Lions Club Nagpur Legend.

Visits Abroad
  • Groningen, Netherlands during 31st October – 4th November 2007 to present paper in World Owl Conference.
  • International Birding & Research Center in Eilat, Israel for visit-cum-training in Ornithology and as special invitee for attending the ceremony of the prestigious Maxism Award by Government of Israel during 7th May 2008 to 17th May 2008.
  • Singapore during 22-25 March 2009 to present papers in 5th International Hornbill Conference, Singapore.
Awards and Recognitions
  • High School Scholarship for Three years by Government of Maharashtra. (1978-1980)
  • Excellence Award by Jaycees, Nagpur
  • Excellence Award by Department of Forest, Maharashtra State.
  • Excellent Student Award of School on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Function.
  • Nominated as a ‘Researcher’ for Health & Family Planning Institute, New Delhi.
  • Felicitated by Nagpur Jaycees (NGO) on account of outstanding achievement in the field of Zoology.
  • Honoured as an Ambassador of Goodwill for Israel and recognize as a true friend of Israel.
Books Published
  • The Water – Elixir of Life.
  • Bird Feather Science, Publisher – Biotech Books, New Delhi, 2013

ISBN: 8176222755, 9788176222754

  • Quail Breeding and Management (Forthcoming)

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