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Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
  • Introduction
  • Striking Features
  • Career Options
  • Staff Members
  • Activities
  • Staff Acheivements
  • Students Achievements
  • Result Analysis
Biochemistry - An Extensive Scientific Discipline  
Biochemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and chemical reactions of substances in living systems. Biochemistry emerged as a separate discipline when scientists combined biology with organic, inorganic, or physical chemistry and began to study such topics as how living things obtain energy from food, the chemical basis of heredity, and what fundamental changes occur in disease. Biochemistry includes the sciences of molecular biology, genetics & recombinant DNA technology, microbiology, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, environmental sciences, nutrition & diet planning, immunochemistry, neurochemistry, and bioinorganic, bioorganic, biophysical and bio-analytical chemistry.
 
Biochemistry is applied to medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. In food science, biochemists research ways to develop abundant and inexpensive sources of nutritious foods, determine the chemical composition of foods, and develop methods to extract nutrients from waste products, or invent ways to prolong the shelf life of food products. In agriculture, biochemists study the interaction of pesticides with plants. They examine the structure-activity relationships of compounds, determine their ability to inhibit growth, and evaluate the toxicological effects on surrounding life.

Biochemistry spills over into pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, and clinical chemistry. In these areas, a biochemist may investigate the mechanism of a drug action; engage in viral research; conduct research pertaining to organ function; or use chemical concepts, procedures, and techniques to study the diagnosis and therapy of disease and the assessment of health.

Work in the field of biochemistry is often related to toxicology to understand ways in which organic compounds in the body are changed by enzymes into toxic metabolites and also in determining the health effects of inhaled pollutants.
Biochemistry Discipline At Mithibai College
Mithibai College introduced the much need-based, career oriented, self-financing undergraduate in the year 1995. The first batch of T.Y.B.Sc- 3 Units, appeared in the year 1998. The course was upgraded to B.Sc- Biochemistry-6 Units during the year 1999-2000. Thereafter in 2007, we extended our wings and started the M.Sc course, keeping in the demand from our students and the need of industries. The main purpose of the course is to develop professional skills among the students so as to meet the requirements of business houses.

The mission of the course is
“To Build A Multidisciplinary Learning And Research Environment Founded On Value Based Principles When All Involved Shall Contribute Effectively, Efficiently And Responsibly To The Society”

The course for Biochemistry- 6 units, has been skillfully designed wherein the building blocks of biochemistry are introduced at the first year of graduation. The intrinsic details of human physiology,  microbial and biotechnological applications as well as introduction to  genetics and pharmacology covered during S.Y.B.Sc. At the T.Y.B.Sc level a whole repertoire of subjects as Immunology, Pathophysiology, Environmental sciences, Biostatistics, Metabolism- the basis of life, along with an insight into analytical techniques, and Nutrition and Dietetics are covered. Thus the ‘Foundation of Life’ is wonderfully dealt with in this curriculum. The M.Sc curriculum is aimed at elaborating these subjects in depth.
  • Innovative approaches to teaching:
    • Seminar sessions by the students 
    • Industrial visits to many industries 
    • Use of audio-visual aids like the Overhead Projector and computer aided power point presentations, 
    • Periodic tests 
  • Active participation of staff in all academic and extracurricular events organized by college
  • PIP & Remedial training
  • Student counseling 
  • Summer trainings 
  • Laurels   at  various  INTERCOLLEGIATE competitions 
  • Students participation in extra-curricular activities - NSS work, University Youth Festival, “Kshitij” 
  • Soft skill training & Placements
  • Parent Teachers Meet 
  • Extensive scientific discipline
  • Student Friendly Surrounding.
  • Consistent Academic Performance. 
  • Very supportive Alumni. 
  • Inculcating Social sensitivity among students. 
  • Good Lab Support Staff.
  • Regularity in attendance, class participation. 
Benefits of pursuing Biochemistry
Biochemists are curious about the chemical origin of life, the cell, the effects of organisms on the cell, and how altering conditions can improve life on earth. They are creative, imaginative, hardworking individuals who enjoy interacting with other scientists to discover applications for their work. Perseverance is a key to success. Because they often work in teams, biochemists must be cooperative and able to work well with others. Oral and written communication skills are essential. Biochemists usually establish an area of expertise, but diversity and flexibility are essential when working with other disciplines.

Placement opportunities
Biochemistry refers to the study of the various chemical processes that goes on inside the body of a living organism. A large number of students are opting for this branch of study because of the wide range of job opportunities that this subject presents.

There are vast employment opportunities for the students of Biochemistry as they can be absorbed in a number of Research Institutions. They can also work as faculty in the colleges that offer a course in Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Life sciences. The students of Biochemistry can also work in various research institutes as Scientists, research officers, research associates, chemical examiners, etc. as they specialize in basic research analyzing food, drugs, air, water, waste, or animal tissue. Industries that produce pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, foods, feeds, and consumer products also employ biochemists in research as well as in areas outside the laboratory such as marketing, management, science information, technical writing, and editing, after additional qualifications. Drug companies employ biochemists to research the causes of disease and to develop drugs to combat these diseases. Biotechnology companies employ biochemists in research quality control, clinical research, manufacturing, and information systems with applications to the environment, energy, human health care, agriculture, and animal health. Some biochemists also work in hospitals.

Students can obtain PhD, M.Sc. and even degree certificates in this subject to get a successful career in Biochemistry.
  • Dr. Nupur MehrotraDr. Nupur MehrotraAssistant Professor
    Coordinator
    Vice-Principal (Self-financed)
  • Dr. Swati RawalgaonkarDr. Swati RawalgaonkarAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Sara A. KhanDr. Sara A. KhanAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Kaustubh JadhavMr Kaustubh Prasann JadhavAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Badal ParekhMr. Badal Mukeshchandra ParekhAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Nupur MehrotraDr. Nupur MehrotraAssistant Professor
    Coordinator
    Vice-Principal (Self-financed)
  • Dr. Swati RawalgaonkarDr. Swati RawalgaonkarAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Sara A. KhanDr. Sara A. KhanAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Kaustubh JadhavMr Kaustubh Prasann JadhavAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Badal ParekhMr. Badal Mukeshchandra ParekhAssistant Professor
HOPING IGNORANCE VANISHES IS NOT ENOUGH: MITHIBAI COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS) STUDENTS PROMOTE AIDS AWARENESS
HIV/AIDS is recognized as a national priority health issue. Inadequate knowledge, negative attitudes and risky practices are major obstacles to prevent the spread of HIV.
Keeping this objective in mind, the third year students of our Department conducted an awareness drive on the occasion of ‘World AIDS day’ on 1st December 2018 as a DBT Star outreach activity. The campaign aimed to dispel myths associated with the spread of the disease. Also, students made placards to educate citizens about ways to contain the disease. Students distributed around 450 red ribbons as a symbol of AIDS awareness to the people of the area.
Guest Lectures arranged for students:
A guest lecture was organized on ‘Tuberculosis-An Ancient Foe in Modern Times’ as a DBT Star Activity. In India, each year, approx. 220,000 deaths are reported due to Tuberculosis. India is the highest TB burden country with World Health Organization (WHO) statistics for 2011 giving an estimated incidence figure of 2.2 million cases of TB for India out of a global incidence of 9.6 million cases. Thus, in-order to make our students aware about the challenges and problems associated with Tuberculosis treatment and eradication this lecture was organised.
For the same we invited Dr Vivek Rao, Senior Scientist, Infectious Disease Biology, CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi for a guest lecture on 14th December 2018 at 11:00AM. Dr Rao has done extensive research work on tuberculosis.
Dr Rao explained to the students about the challenges and problems faced in containing Tuberculosis infection. Later on students had an interactive session wherein they asked their queries pertaining to the topic to Dr Rao.
WORKSHOP CONDUCTED FOR STUDENTS:
  • Department of Biochemistry conducted a Training cum Hands on Workshop on Molecular Biology as a DBT Star Activity for our third year students. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with Bayview Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.  The students learned several techniques involved in genomic DNA extraction, PCR, Gel Electrophoresis and Gel Documentation. The workshop was conducted in three batches from 15th to 20th September 2018. 
  • Each student performed all practicals individually which started with the isolation and purification of DNA from blood and a practical on PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) which ended the workshop for day 1.  On Day 2 the results of practicals from day 1 were observed using the method of agar gel electrophoresis and DNA bands were observed using a UV chamber.  Following the observation, students were explained about the results. Students learned the importance of presence of a defective allele leading to risks related to ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) disorders such as diabetes and blood pressure. 
  • Our aim was to ensure that our undergraduate students learn the latest techniques involved in molecular biology. This gave them a better understanding of the theoretical concepts that they are studying currently. Students gave a very positive feedback.
  • On 23rd June 2018, Department of Biochemistry students conducted an ‘Outreach Activity. Students came out on the streets near the college to promote and support Maharashtra government’s ban on plastic. The students organized a ‘Paper Bag distribution’ drive wherein they distributed more than 500 hand-made paper bags to all pedestrians. Also, the students educated everyone about the hazards associated with plastic by means of banners and placards.  This outreach activity was covered in a number of leading newspapers.  Principal of Mithibai College Dr Rajpal Shripat Hande has been instrumental in encouraging the students to spread awareness and educate citizens about issues of environmental relevance. Dr Hande strongly believes that if the youth comes together and works for a change, then nothing is impossible.
  • Students of T.Y.B.Sc Biochemistry organized a Photography Competition on 26th June 2018 in Mithibai Foyer on the theme of environment awareness
  • Students of T.Y.B.Sc Biochemistry performed a street play on 27th June 2018 in Mithibai Foyer on Swatch Bharat Abhiyan to raise awareness about maintain hygiene and sanitation.
  • 8th August 2018 marked the start of the extra-curricular calendar of Autonomous Mithibai College with the celebration of Luminescence, the academic science intercollegiate festival of the Department of Biochemistry. Higher education is always aimed at the development of the “whole student” along several dimensions—intellectual, social, civic, physical, moral, and spiritual. Mithibai College aims at the holistic development of its students, and Department of Biochemistry contributes to this vision by organizing its annual fest-Luminescence.  Themes set the tone for the fest. The theme for the 13th edition of Luminescence was 'Looking Back Moving Forward'. With this theme, Luminescence aimed to highlight the undying human spirit and the determination to move ahead while learning from the past. With competitions in the field of dramatics, quiz, cooking, painting, fashion, and debating having a quirky twist, Luminescence promised to be an unforgettable event. This year we celebrated Luminescence with six events-InQUIZitive (Science Quiz), Make a Point (Debate), Ace the Taste (Cooking event), Ethnic Funk (Fashion Show), Evolution of Innovation (Hand Painting) and AdVINTAGE (Enact an Ad).
  • Luminescence 2k18 ‘looked back’ at its Alumni to be the judges for the various events. This idea was much appreciated by Principal Dr Rajpal Shripat Hande who dedicated the academic session 2018-2019 to Mithibai’s alumni.
  • With a participation of 210 students from 22 colleges, Luminescence has emerged as a brand in itself!!!!          
  • An Educational visit to Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), Matunga was organized by Department of Biochemistry on 4th and 6th September 2018 for students of SYBSc under the supervision of faculty. It is premier constituent institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE).
  • Students were briefed about the importance of cotton as cash crop and how CIRCOT is a bridge between farmers and industry. The visit was started with chemical and biochemical processing division (CBPD) where they have established large machineries to Pre-Treatment, dyeing, finishing of cotton and blended textiles, Eco testing and chemical processing, research on cotton by-Product, Nano materials and Plasma treatment for functional finishing of cotton textiles, Nano cellulose production from cotton linters and their applications, technical assistant  explained us the process and principle on which machineries works and  he showed us sample of linters, cotton fibres, and MCC and NCC suspension, banana fibers, antibacterial and antifungal papers tec. Also told us about research that they are working on concrete made up of NCC which has strength similar to steel and prevents cracks due to Nano cellulose
  • Students were taken to Quality Evaluation Improvement Division (QEID) where they test the quality of cotton fabric and test on cotton quality and provided with guidance for developing strains with enhanced fiber attributes. Students were explained about the use of microorganisms for production of Nano particles and showed Nano particle solution of silver. Equipments such as Advanced Fibre Information System (AFIS),Scanning Electron Microscope, X-Ray Diffraction, Universal Tensile Tester, Tensorapid, Evenness and Hairiness Tester, Vibroscope, DREF Spinning System ,Core & Compact Spinning Systems ,Circular Knitting Machines, Computerized Sample Weaving Machine, Compression Moulding Machine etc. were shown to the students and principle explained.
  • Department of Biochemistry organized a Three-day Workshop on ‘Computer skill development’ for the non-teaching staff as a DBT Star Activity. The workshop was conducted on 17th, 19th and 21st April 2018. Mr Maunash Jani, Visiting Faculty Mithibai College, was the Resource person. The workshop was aimed at providing hands-on training to the staff on MS Word, Office, Excel and PowerPoint. The schedule for the same was as mentioned
Guest Lectures arranged for students:
  • Department of Biochemistry organized a Conclave on ‘Emerging Trends in Biological Sciences’ as a DBT Star Activity. The conclave included eminent speakers who specialize in different fields of biochemistry followed by a panel discussion. The conclave was aimed to make undergraduate students abreast with the latest developments in biochemistry and other allied branches. The conclave was organised on National Science Day i.e. 28th February 2018 which was shown live on Facebook
  • Students of T. Y. B.Sc. participated in Guest Talk on ‘Cancer and IPR’ organized by Department of Biotechnology on 27th July 2018
  • On 1st September 2018, Department of Biochemistry in collaboration with Department of Computer Science organized guest lectures for third-year Students of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Computer Science on the topic of ‘Presentation Skills in Corporate World’. Mr. Devendra Jani gave insight on the significance of presentation skills especially for job interviews. Valuable information on how to develop passion for work and how to develop positive energy was also taught. Lastly the students were also briefed on how to make power point presentations and the mistakes to be avoided. The second speaker for the day was Mr. Siddharth Joshi who shared information about reskilling and the importance of venturing out. He also gave the message to never stop learning no matter what walk of life all of the students were a part of. The interactive session was conducted successfully along with some engaging activities and videos. The session proved to be fruitful for all students who are about to enter the corporate world and the students also looked forward for such more activities being held in the future.
  • Department of Biochemistry organized Guest Lectures on ‘Case Studies in Clinical Biochemistry’ as a DBT Star Activity. The resource persons are eminent speakers who specialize in different arenas of Clinical Biochemistry. Our aim is to make our undergraduate students aware with the applications of Biochemistry in medical sciences. The resource persons for the guest lectures will be Dr Kavita Dipnaik on 16th August 2018 and Ms Ankita Shah on 22nd September 2018.
In the words of Napoleon Hill ‘Starting power of all achievement is desire’ and to instill in our students this desire of creativity, the Department of Biochemistry, Mithibai College organized “LUMINESCENCE” our academic science intercollegiate. Luminescence took birth in 2006 and since its inception it has only grown by leaps and bounds!!! Luminescence which was initially only for undergraduate students, is now a much awaited event for our Junior college students as well who participate in big numbers. As John Addison said ‘You’ve got to win in your mind before you win in your life’ and we set our mind to win in our intercollegiate “Luminescence” which was organized this year on 3rd August 2017.
A theme is vital as it gives a fest an identity and “anchors” an otherwise disparate set of events. We, at Luminescence have always strived for social betterment by spreading awareness about various causes through our themes. Last year it was ‘Grey to Green’ and this year the theme was ‘Mind over Matter’.  Though it has been used in several context, what it mainly focuses on is the use of willpower to overcome physical hurdles.‘Mind Over Matter’ mainly signifies an affirmative, constructive and supportive approach towards obstacles. The day-long-festival included seven events viz. Fun-da-Mental! (Science Quiz), Loud and Clear! (Debate), Mind-Chef!! (Cooking), Shutters Up!! (Photography), Logo Lego (Logo remaking), Bend the Trend (Fashion Show), and Your Idea Matters!! (Entrepreneurship ideas).  
Winners never quit and quitters never win
With 252 participants from 23 colleges Luminescence 2017 was the GRANDEST Luminescence EVER!!!!
Luminescence could never have reached this height without the support of our parent body SVKM. The ‘wind beneath our wings’ is our main sponsor Shri. Aneelji Murarka, Mirachem Industries. Luminescence was also supported by Dhristi Center of Excellence and Ms Angeline Michael D’Souza. As over the years Luminescence boasts of financial support by our alumni, Mr. Hardik Shah, Mr. Sumir Pandit and Mr. Qais Lakhani.
The event was diligently organized. There was a soul to it. A soul that was vibrant, contagious and exuberant. To sum up, our pursuit to ignite the spark of technical competitiveness and to provide a platform for the students to boost their confidence level and creativity was a huge success
Department of Biochemistry, with University of Mumbai organized a “Half-day Workshop for Revised F.Y.B.Sc-Biochemistry Syllabus (2017-2018)” on 6th September 2017 in Conference Room Ground Floor. The conference was presided over by Principal Dr Rajpal Shripat Hande and inaugurated by Dr A.H. Bandivdekar, Chairperson-BOS Biochemistry. The workshop had participants from Ten colleges and research institutes involved in teaching Biochemistry. The discussions in the workshop provided a great deal of information and stimulating ideas for the faculty to carry forward
SVKM’s MITHIBAI COLLEGE CELEBRATES ‘BIOCHEMISTRY WEEK’

SVKM's Mithibai College has always been synonymous with great academics, intellect, exceptional talent, et al and the Department of Biochemistry is an inseparable part of this college.  For the preceding academic years, along with the department's own brainwave 'Luminescence' (one of Mumbai's biggest intercollegiate academic science fest), they have also left no stone unturned to celebrate "Environment Awareness Day" with Photography competitions, Carbon foot printing and guest lectures. However, this year it was hosted to a greater level with the “Biochemistry Week" celebrations from the 19th to 24th of June, 2017.
From facilitating and enhancing networking ideas, to helping students get better at man-management and speaking skills, organizing such events provides them a great learning curve, amassing things they had label as 'wonderful memories' after they graduate. Overall, the learning that happens while hosting these events, be it the experience of being a team player, is no match to a classroom atmosphere. It builds the feeling that one is part of the college. The Biochemistry Week was executed with a total of 5 events planned at the best of its quality together by the professors and students. Focusing on the types of events to include was decided with keeping the interest and need of science students into consideration, with little emphasis on the fun-full events.
Day-1 commenced with the Photography Competition, which was a prism for all the lens enthusiasts to showcase their pictures dedicated to the theme- 'Environment Awareness'. The registrations were done well in advance to give the participants the opportunity to submit their innovative captures. As compared to the preceding years, a phenomenal rise was seen in the overall entries and thereby, continuing the upward trend in submission numbers. This increase is indicative of the continuing growth of interest not just in the photography genre but also in the literary realm by means of a caption that the participants were asked to relate their Photographs with. Figuratively, it was Survival of the Fittest;
The open interpretation of creative illustration amongst the students resulted in a wide variety of images in terms of subject, levels of execution and artistic creativity. The judge, Mr. Soumyadipta Banerjee emphasized on the simplicity of the subject and subtlety of their approach for evaluation. He is the Director and administrative in-charge of SVKM’s Harkishan Mehta Institute of Media Research and Analysis. The event was also gratified by the presence of Dr. Rajpal Shripat Hande, Principal, Mithibai College. Dr. Hande has always propagated that the responsibility of conserving and maintaining the environment is of utmost significance and that the current generation of young citizens are the torch bearers of preserving the environment for future.
Day 2 was a bout of informal events collectively termed as 'Mind Games' which were equally planned and executed by the second and third year students of B.Sc. Biochemistry. They included games like Kaleidoscope, Rubik's Cube, among many other reflex-enhancing events which made one’s brain fire synapses faster! A Graphology (Handwriting Analysis) stall was also arranged. The entire affair, along with the playdown and prizes for the winners gathered maximum response.
On Thursday, 22nd  June, Mr. Ashish Bhattacharjee, Director, ‘Drishti Centre For Excellence’, a premium Executive and Life Coaching consultancy, was invited for an interactive session with the students. He conducted a seminar on how to “Lead to Succeed- critical competencies to thrive in today’s world”. With concrete examples and true stories, he explained how control over one’s thoughts, behavior and emotions can be beneficial in the long-run. He also focused on effective communication and interpersonal skills, lucrative tips on the importance of focus and a clear mindset. In this competitive era, with time being the deterrent, a motivational orator like Mr Ashish is very important to instil a backbone of patience and perseverance among the students.
An inspirational documentary “The Man Who Knew Infinity”, about the life and works of a brilliant Indian origin mathematician- Srinivasa Ramanujan was screened on 23rd June to instil a backbone of courage among the students which also proceeded to be a great stress-buster. The department’s annual fest- Luminescence has been successful in being one of Mumbai’s biggest academic science fest for 12 years now and the theme for this year –“Mind Over Matter” was revealed on the same day. The theme launch was witnessed by Principal Dr. Rajpal Shripat Hande along with Dr. Nupur Mehrotra -Vice-Principal and Co-ordinator Biochemistry
On the last day, a poster making competition on the subject “Paradox” was held for students to make their creative instincts find an epicentre to erupt. They expressed their perception about the subject through colors and slogans by showcasing co-existing opposite ideas on the same sheet of paper.
INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO GO CHEESE, MANCHAR, PUNE
  • Students of T.Y. B.Sc. and M.Sc. (I &II) were taken on one day industrial visit to Go Cheese Factory, Manchar, Pune on 10th March 2017. The educational visit was undertaken by 50 students accompanied with 3 faculty members, viz. Dr. Swati Rawalgaonkar, Mr. Kaustubh Jadhav, Mr. Badal Parekh and Mr. Sunil Gangarkar and Mr. Manoj Sakpal from non-teaching staff. The educational visit is prescribed by the University of Mumbai curriculum.
  • The Go Cheese factory is the unit of Parag Milk Products which houses 3000 cows. The visit was an amazing learning experience with a slide show giving details about the factory and various cheese products made by the factory; a walk through the gleaming factory floors watching various stages of cheese making processes using machinery specially imported from Europe and a visit to the Farm and the milking process using automated machines where the famous disciplined Holstein cows are milked.
  • Industrial visit to Go Cheese enlightened the students about the working of the food industry. The educational visit was arranged by Adventure Tours.
PARENT TEACHER’S MEET: Department of Biochemistry conducted a Parent Teachers Meet for T.Y.B.Sc students on 11th February 2017. Dr Nupur Mehrotra gave a presentation on the key strengths, vision, mission, achievements and future plans of the department. She also briefed the parents about the Sem V results of the students and showed their progression from Sem I to Sem V.
  • Dr. Nupur also put forth the suggestion for taking a prelims examination as a part of the performance improvement programme and requested the parents to help motivate the students for the same.
  • The parents were asked to give their feedback and suggestions.
  • One of the parents suggested to have more frequent talks by industry experts regarding future career prospects and opportunities.
  • Road Safety Drive: F.Y.B.Sc Biochemistry students participated in a Road Safety Drive organized by Mumbai Traffic Police.    
WORLD ENERGY CONSERVATION DAY
December 13th every year is celebrated as World Energy Conservation Day. The students of FYBSc Biochemistry Department of Mithibai College celebrated the day with a short skit based on the theme of ‘Conserve to Preserve’. All the students of the department wore posters promoting the theme. `I/C Principal, Dr D.V. Kamat stressed on the importance of energy Conservation. At the end of the skit, Nupur ma'am addressed the gathered students and Faculty, commended the efforts of the FY students as well as spoke about the need for energy conservation.
  • GUEST TALK: Students of T.Y.B.Sc. attended a guest lecture “Nutritive aspects of the pulsed” by Mrs. Shubhangini Joshi on 4th January. 
  • The Faculty and Students of T.Y. and S.Y. attended a talk by Dr A.S. Pillai, distinguished Scientist and Father of the BrahMos Missile on 10th January 2017
  • GUEST TALK: T.Y.B.Sc Students attended a talk on ‘Scope of Immunology’ on 16th February.
  • GUEST TALK: A guest lecture by Mr. Deepak Ghasias on “Be a Job Giver Not a Job Seeker” was attended by T.Y.B.Sc. students on 20th February, 2017 at 12:30 pm.
ANEELJI MURARKA LECTURE SERIES:
CHROMATOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES: The students of the Biochemistry Department of Mithibai College had a guest lecture by Dr. Rueede René on 15th February, 2017 as a part of the Shree Aneelji Murarka Lecture Series.
Dr Rene has an experience of 25 plus years in the field of Chromatographic separation. He did his Ph.D. in Quantum Mechanism from University of Basil. He is currently associated with Nanologica-a Swedish Company and is based in Switzerland.
Prior to the commencement of the lecture, Dr. Nupur Mehrotra, Coordinator-Biochemistry Department, presented Dr. Rueede with a sapling as a green token of appreciation. Dr. Rueede then addressed the assembled faculty, TY and SY students on the concept of Chromatographic Techniques and their application in industrial analysis. Sir discussed chromatographic media and their interactions with molecules to be separated, as well as chromatographic applications with monoclonal antibodies. Sir also mentioned industrially important and relevant chromatographic methods for purity determination and talked about how chromatography is a 'technique of compromises' requiring pharmaceutical companies to strike a balance of purity, yield, cost, and time. A vote of thanks presented by TY student concluded the lecture.

Dr Nupur Mehrotra

  • Dr. Nupur Mehrotra attended a One-day workshop on Autonomy at Fergusson College, Pune on 18th September 2018.
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra attended the meeting with RUSA at Delhi to present college report Component 8 on 4th October 2018.
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra attended a Faculty Development Workshop on ‘Active and   Engaged Learning’ conducted by Department of Microbiology on 28th August 2018
  • Coordinator of One day Workshop organized by the Department of Biochemistry and BOS in Biochemistry-University of Mumbai on “Credit – Based Semester & Revised Grading System” on 19th Aug 2014. 
  • Presented three papers (One oral and 2 posters) along with students at the National Conference on ‘Drug Discovery and Drug Targeting in Metabolic Diseases’ organized by BNCP in association with Department of Biotechnology and Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India held on 22-23 December 2014.
  • Participated at Indian Science Congress 2015, held at University of Mumbai.
  • At the "South Regional Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India - 2014", organized by Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore between 22nd-23rd May 2014, thirteen papers by M.Sc–Sem 4 –Biochemistry students from the department were presented.
  • Guided students for participation in the Research Meet and Science Exhibition, at Mithibai College held on 15-16 January 2015 in Paper Presentation, Poster Presentation and Model Presentation.
  • Appointed member on the Board of studies at K.J.Somaiya College, Vidyavihar and at SVT College, SNDT University.
  • Appointed Paper setter, Moderator and Examiner at T.Y.B.Sc- Biochemistry Examinations, University of Mumbai.
  • Appointed External Examiner (Theory) for T.Y.B.Sc at autonomous K.J. Somaiya College, Vidyavihar  and Paper setter and External Examiner for M.Sc (Theory and Practicals). 
  • Appointed External Examiner (Theory) for T.Y.B.Sc at autonomous St. Xaviers College, Mumbai.
  • Appointed a term paper guide, Visiting faculty, Paper setter and Examiner, at SVT College, SNDT University for Clinical Biochemistry of Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietitics-SVT SNDT Women’s University PG Diploma in Food Nutrition.
  • Appointed Paper setter, Moderator and Examiner at T.Y.B.Sc- Biochemistry Examinations, University of Mumbai.
  • Appointed Paper setter, Moderator and Examiner at M.Sc Sem III and Sem II- Biochemistry Examinations, University of Mumbai.
  • Guided eleven students for their M.Sc- Biochemistry- Dissertation.
  • Convenor of “Luminescence”- Science intercollegiate organized by the department of Biochemistry.
  • Co-ordinator of M.Sc-Biochemistry subcentre at Mithibai College.
  • External examiner at B.Tech –Biotechnology at Dr. D.Y. Patel University.
  • Member of NAAC Steering committee, Felicitation program of students, Research meet, Placement Committee, Web-site committee and Admission Committee

Dr. Swati Rawalgaonkar

  1. Dr. Swati Rawalgaonkar was one of the judges at Annual Talent Search 2018 for the contestants in music category on 11th August 2018
  2. Member of Attendance Committee, and Science Association Committee
  3. Organizing member of Research meet and Science exhibition, 15-16 January 2015. 
  4. Participated in the One day Workshop on “Credit – Based Semester & Revised Grading System” organized by Department of Biochemistry-BOS in Biochemistry-University of Mumbai on 19th Aug 2014. 

Dr. Sara Khan

  • Dr Sara Khan convened a meeting for the commencement of YAMI 2018-2019 on 23rd October 2018
  • Dr Sara Khan attended the "INDIA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL- 2018 - A CURTAIN RAISER" at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Homi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai 400005 (M.S) on 29th September 2018 (Saturday) as a DBT-Departmental representative
  • Participated in the Department of Biochemistry-BOS in Biochemistry-University of Mumbai One day Workshop on “Credit – Based Semester & Revised Grading System” on 19th Aug 2014. 
  • Participated in National Conference on ‘Drug Discovery and Drug Targeting in Metabolic Diseases’ organized by BNCP in association with Department of Biotechnology and Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India held on 22-23 December 2014. 
  • Visiting Faculty in Clinical Biochemistry of Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietitics-SVT SNDT Women’s University. 
  • Member organizing committee “Luminescence-2015”- Academic Science intercollegiate, Research Meet and Science Exhibition 2015 and Sudoku Competition. 
  • Member Mithibai NSS Unit and Vigilance Committee.

    Publications Papers
    1.   Khan SA, Priyamvada S, Khan MW, Agharia ER and Yusufi A.N.K. Protective effect of green tea extract on gentamicin induced gastro- and hepatotoxicity in rats. International Research J Chem. 2015; 8: 52-72.
    2.   Khan MW, Priyamvada S, Khan SA, Khan S, Anushila Gangopadhyay, Yusufi ANK. Fish/Flaxseed Oil protects against nitric oxide- induced hepatotoxicity and cell death in the rat liver. Human and Experimental Toxicology  2015; May: 1-10.

Mr. Badal Parekh

  • Mr. Badal Parekh was a part of the Joy of Giving week held from 4th September-12th September 2018

  • Ms Chandni Manwani-a 2017-2018 Undergraduate of Department of Biochemistry had received a fully-funded scholarship from British Council as part of its 70 years celebration. Ms Chandni met Prime Minister Theresa May in 10 Downing Street

1.      

NAME OF THE STUDENT

CLASS

ACADEMIC YEAR

DETAILS OF ACHIEVEMENT (Academic/ Co-curricular/ Extracurricular)

DETAILS OF ACHIEVEMENT

(Subject / Name of the Event, etc.)

Mahesh Mandal

Pooja Jaiswal

S.Y.B.Sc

2018-2019-August

Extra-curricular

Won the Quiz Competition (Catalyst it out) at Malhar 2018

Tejas Rajaputhran

S.Y.B.Sc

2018-2019

Extra-curricular

Qualified for Final Round Beat Boxing in Malhar 2018

Kruti Shah

T.Y.B.Sc.

2018-2019

Extra-curricular

Won at Quiling competition held at Malhar (Intercollegiate  Fest at St. Xaviers)

Mahesh Mandal

Pooja Jaiswal

S.Y.B.Sc

2018-2019-August

Extra-curricular

Won the Quiz Competition at  Chemtrek  2018

Nauman Sheikh

M.Sc. Part I

2018-2019

Extra-curricular

Won the Bronze Medal in Installation Competition at University of Mumbai, Youth Festival

Dhara Parmar

TYBSc

2018-2019

Extra-curricular

Participated in Poster Competition at University of Mumbai, Youth Festival

 

 

 

 

 

1.      Internship Details

S.No.

Name of Student

Class

Institute

Duration

1.

Yukti Kanoi

SYBSc

Forensic Advise Consultancy and Training Services

3 months

2.

Pari Waghela

SYBSc

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

3 months

3.

Hiral Patel

SYBSc

Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital

15 days

4.

Rinkle Patel

SYBSc

Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital

15 days

5.

Urvi Chheda

SYBSc

Cooper Hospital

30 days

6.

Vedant Mehta

SYBSc

Haffkine Institute

45 days

7.

Krisha Shah

TYBSc

Linkway Diagnostic Centre

3 months

Ø    Chancellor’s Challenge-The Only Science Student to be selected for second round of “Chancellor’s Challenge” was from Department of Biochemistry

Sr. No

Name of students

Class

Proposed idea

1

Shivali Mishra

T.Y.B.Sc

Use of Complement and Alternative medicines or therapies to develop effective health delivery system.

 

Ø Annual Sports Day-F.Y., S.Y. and T.Y.B.Sc students participated in the Annual Sports Day. Anurag Mishra of T.Y.B.Sc-Biochemistry came 1st in 100mt and 2nd in 400mt.

Name of student

Class

Event

Roshni Sambre

S.Y.B.Sc

Chem Fest” at Ruia College

Rimsha Saifee

Rishabh Vora

Krisha Shah

Shifa Shoeb Siddiqui

Harshita Katta

Brij Rakholia

F.Y.B.Sc

Microbiology Department Fest “RITE” at Mithibai College

Manali shah

Rachel Correia

Kruti Shah

 

Ø  Students participated in K.J.Somaiya College’s Health Court

S.No.

Name

Event/Participation

Prize

1.

Parinaz Patel

K.J.Somaiya College Health Court (Court Room)

2nd  Prize

2.

Snehal Joshi

Health Court (Court Room)

2nd Prize

3.

Parinaz Patel

Bio-Imagica (Ad Making)

2nd Prize

4.

Snehal Joshi

Bio-Imagica (Ad Making)

2nd Prize

5.

Disha Jaiswal

Health Court (Court Room)

3rd Prize

6.

Lamia Karol

Health Court (Court Room)

3rd Prize

7.

Tavleen Kaur Kohli

Biosignalling (Treasure Hunt)

3rd Prize

8.

Veda Devakumar

K.J.Somaiya College Health Court Participation

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9.

Anjali Yennemadi

K.J.Somaiya College Health Court Participation

--

10.

Anurag Mishra

K.J.Somaiya College Health Court Participation

--

11.

Shivani Solanki

K.J.Somaiya College Health Court Participation

--

 

Ø  “YUVA-HASHTAG 2017: Following students of F.Y, S.Y and T.Y B.Sc participated in different sports

Class

Name of students

Sport participated in

FYBSc

 

Ushma

Football, Throwball

Shweta Iyer

Football

Selia Lubna

Throwball

Sharon D’souza

Throwball

Tanvi Ulkande

Throwball

Sangeeta Bhatia

Throwball

Priyanshi Rita

Throwball

SYBSc

Vrishabh Vora

Basketball

TYBSc

Anurag Mishra

Athletics, Shotput

 

Ø  Following student won prizes in Yuva-Hashtag 2017

Class

Name of students

Won prize in

TYBSc

Anurag Mishra

100 mtr running – 2nd prize

200 mtr running – 2nd prize

4 ×100 mtr  relay – 2nd prize

Mr. Anurag Mishra from T.Y.B.Sc. participated and won Third Prize in 200 meter

race conducted during “AHAAN 2017”

 

He also participated and 300 meter race as well. 

 

Ø    Mithimatica: Rachel Correa participated Poster making event in Mithimatica-Mathematics Department’s Fest and secured second prize.

Ø   F.Y.B.Sc.students participated in debate competition organized by Debate, Elocution, Essay and Quiz committee, Mithibai College


 

 

Class

Name of students

Competition participated in

FYBSc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niteeka Chandel

Debate

Yashaswini Tekkem

Debate

Selia Lubna

Debate

Sharon D’souza

Debate

Tanvi Ulkande

Debate

 

Ø  Following students won prizes in Debate Competition:

 

Class

Name of students

Won prize in

FYBSc

Tanvi Ulkande

3rd prize in Debate Competition organized by Debate, Elocution, Essay and Quiz committee, Mithibai College

 

Neetika Chandel

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Ø   Following students attended seminar organized by IMT, Nagpur.

SYBSc

Aayushi Bhattacharjee

Attended seminar organized by Institute of Management and Technology, Nagpur

 

Tanisha Baid

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Krutika  Salien

         ---“---


                                                             

GRADES

F

M

Grand Total

 O

18

3

21

A

6

3

09

B

1

-

1

C

1

-

1

F

-

-

-

Grand Total

 

 

32

 

 

TOPPERS IN SEMESTER VI

2017-2018

 

 

RANK

NAME

GRADE

1

ANADIKA PRASAD

95.00%

O

2

JYOT VIRA

94.5%

O

3

RIMSHA SAIFEE

90.5%

O

4

KOSHA PARIKH

89.5%

O

5

TANISHA BAID

89.25%

O