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Department of Zoology
Department of Zoology
  • Introduction
  • Striking Features
  • Activities
  • Staff Members
  • Staff Achievements
  • Students Achievements
  • Career Options
The inception of the department took place in the year 1961 and the first Head of the Department to take charge was Dr. Kalgutkar. Among Prof. Chawathe, Dr. Sakthivel, Prof. Parelkar and Vinayak Dalvie who have been active and dedicated members of Board of Studies, Dr. Sakthivel and Vinayak Dalvie have served the University of Mumbai as Chairpersons, Board of Studies in Zoology. The department, getting its Post Graduate recognition in the year 1980-1981, has entire permanent faculty recognized as Post Graduate teachers as well as guides for M.Sc by Research. Three faculties of the department are recognized as PhD Guides.

The dept strives to provide academic leadership to the subject of Zoology and undertake quality research of global standing while maintaining teaching quality at both UG & PG levels, ensuring high academic performance of the students empowered with entrepreneurial and industrial skills as also enlightened with the research avenues.

Consistent with our objectives, our efforts are to provide students with an unparallel learning experience in a supportive and caring milieu by being facilitators to connect knowledge with the field application and inculcate research culture by acting as role models with excellence in academics and research.
Vinayak Dalvie has two International Research Associations with Edith Cowan and Deakin Universities guiding two research scholars. The department is ever engaged in research and has a total contribution of 75 research papers.

Dr. Papiya Deb, Assistant Professor of the Department, has received Best Paper Award at an International Conference “Academy of Research”, New Jersey, USA.

Miss Neha Vajandar secured First rank in M.Sc in the subject Zoology (University of Mumbai), 11th rank in the entire science faculty in the University of Mumbai and was Awarded "The Prof. A. Gopalkrishna Gold Medal" for the year 2013.
ZOOLOGY DEPARTMENT (Book release function)
University Textbooks of Zoology (F.Y.B.Sc. and S.Y.B.Sc.) were released on 8th July at the hands of Hon. Shri Amrishbhai Patel, President SVKM AND Chancellor NMIMS University.
Programme was organized by Dr. Rajpal Hande, Principal, Mithibai College which was graced by the presence of Shri Sunandan Devatia, Hon. Secretary SVKM; Shri Jagatbhai Killawala, Trustee SVKM; Shri Nilesh Mohile, Chief Administrative Officer SVKM; Mrs. (Dr.) Smita Durve, Chairperson BOS Zoology, University of Mumbai and was attended by more than 150 teachers from mithibai & othjer colleges along with the students. Twenty seven Author’s from different colleges were felicitated in which Shri Vinayak Dalvie and Dr. Anil Singh were from Mithibai College.

As a part of Sensitization and Awareness Programme celebrating the Wildlife Week the Department in collaboration with Nisarg Nature Club organized a workshop on 7th October 2014, wherein a lecture of Mr. M. Maranco, Regional Deputy Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WBCCB) was arranged. The talk included-
• Wild Life Protection Act, 1972
• Wild Life Crimes
• Illegal trade in wild life
• Wild Life Products
• Sensitizing students to protect wild life and biodiversity
   
A meeting of T.Y.B.Sc. Chairpersons of Applied Components in Zoology was organized on 1st September 2014 to finalize the theory paper pattern. The meeting was convened by Chairperson, BOS Zoology, V. V. Dalvie and following Chairperson attended the meeting: Prof. S.P Chaudhary (Chairperson, Economic Entomology), Dr. Tejashree Shanbhag (Chairperson, Environmental Science & Pollution), Dr. Dileep Kakavipure (Chairperson, Marine Science) & Dr. Hitesh U. Shingadia (Chairperson, Fishery Biology)

Series of F.Y.B.Sc. Zoology Syllabus framing meetings were convened under the Chairmanship of Dr. Anil Singh.

Departmental Educational Excursions
One day educational excursion to Bhandup Pumping Station on 14th July 2014 for S.Y.B.Sc. Students were conducted to study habitat of the area. An elaborate programme of bird sighting was also carried out.

Educational excursion to Dapoli from 19th - 21st August 2014 for the students of S.Y.B.SC., T.Y.B.Sc. and M.Sc. Classes  was conducted to make detailed study of:
• Fish Landing Centre & ice factory
• Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth
• Habitat Study

One day Educational Excursion to Aarey Fish Seed Farm on 5th August 2014 for the students of T.Y.B.Sc. and M.Sc. Classes was conducted to study various aspects of fish culture, induced breeding techniques, Biology of culturable major & minor carps, etc.

One day Educational Excursion to Alibaug on 31st January 2015 for the students of M.Sc. Classes to study marine flora and fauna and also survey local aquatic and migratory birds.

Departmental Educational Excursions:
One day educational excursion to Imagica on 24th January 2014 for Students was conducted to have an insight into simulation techniques with special focus on ‘Rajasaurus’ an extinct Dinosaur.

Educational excursion to Gir National Park (Gujarat) & Narara Marine Park from 30th November – 5th December 2013 for the students of S.Y.B.SC., T.Y.B.Sc. and M.Sc. Classes  was conducted to make detailed study of:
• Flora, fauna & habitat of the park
• Habit & habitat of marine organisms
• Fish landing at Veraval
• Habitat study at Okha & Dwarka

One day educational excursion to Maharashtra Nature Park on 13th August 2013 for F.Y.B.Sc. & S.Y.B.Sc. Students was conducted to study the vivid flora & fauna of the park, identify & prepare a checklist of butterflies, birds, insect, etc.

Educational excursion to Achare & Malvan Beach (Sindhudurg) from 24th – 27th January 2013 for the students of S.Y.B.SC., T.Y.B.Sc. and M.Sc. Classes  was conducted to make detailed study of:
• Fish Landing Centre
• Onshore habitat study at Kunkeshawar
• SCUBA diving & Snorkelling at Tarkarli (Malvan) beach
• Achare beach and bird sighting

One day Educational Excursion to Aarey Fish Seed Farm on 22nd July 2013 for the students of T.Y.B.Sc. and M.Sc. Classes was conducted to study various aspects of fish culture, induced breeding techniques, Biology of culturable major & minor carps, etc.

  • Guest lectures
  • Personal Counseling
  • Use of ICT
  • Field lecture breaking barrier of classroom is a regular feature of the department
  • Inculcating research culture among students
  • Students feedback and Academic Audit
  • Workshop on Animal Cell line
  • Refresher course on Entrepreneurial Biology
  • Orientation programme by the Librarian Ms. Archana Garate briefing students and staff members on new technologies in library
  • Proposal under consideration for a common curriculum development through workshops for Chairmen, Board of Studies, State Universities


  • Dr. Rajpal Shripat HandeDr. Rajpal Shripat HandePrincipal
  • V.V. DalvieV.V. DalvieHead, Dept of Zoology
  • Dr. Shashikant Mahadeo PatilDr. Shashikant
    Mahadeo Patil
    Associate professor
  • Dr. Anil S. SinghDr. Anil S. SinghAssociate Professor
  • Dr. Meghana B. TalpadeDr. Meghana B. TalpadeAssociate Professor
  • Dr.(Ms.) Papiya DebDr.(Ms.) Papiya DebAssistant Professor
  • Venkatesh N. HegdeVenkatesh N. HegdeAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Hitesh U. ShingadiaDr. Hitesh U. ShingadiaAssistant Professor
  • T.V. Bicheesh BalanT.V. Bicheesh BalanAssistant Professor
  • Dr.(Ms.) Shashikala R.S. PrajapatiDr.(Ms.) Shashikala
    R.S.Prajapati
    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Rajpal Shripat HandeDr. Rajpal Shripat HandePrincipal
  • V.V. DalvieV.V. DalvieHead, Dept of Zoology
  • Dr. Shashikant Mahadeo PatilDr. Shashikant
    Mahadeo Patil
    Associate professor
  • Dr. Anil S. SinghDr. Anil S. SinghAssociate Professor
  • Dr. Meghana B. TalpadeDr. Meghana B. TalpadeAssociate Professor
  • Dr.(Ms.) Papiya DebDr.(Ms.) Papiya DebAssistant Professor
  • Venkatesh N. HegdeVenkatesh N. HegdeAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Hitesh U. ShingadiaDr. Hitesh U. ShingadiaAssistant Professor
  • T.V. Bicheesh BalanT.V. Bicheesh BalanAssistant Professor
  • Dr.(Ms.) Shashikala R.S. PrajapatiDr.(Ms.) Shashikala
    R.S.Prajapati
    Assistant Professor

Mr. V. V. Dalvie

Resource Person
• Resource person in one day workshop on New Syllabus of N.C.C. as an Elective Subject  with mutual collaboration of B.C.U.D., University of Mumbai on 30th Nov 2013 at I.C.S. College, Khed, Ratnagiri .
• Resource person at workshop on “Industry- Academia Interface in the Subject of Zoology” at Indian   Merchant Chamber on 24th August 2013.
• Resource person at workshop on Credit System, T. Y. B. Sc.  Zoology- Theory and Practical -organized by Sathaye College on behalf of the Board of Studies in Zoology, University of Mumbai on 31st January 2013.
• Resource person for workshop for Zoology Teachers on “Implementation of Credit System for M. Sc Part II- Zoology” organized by The Board of Studies in Zoology at G.N. Khalsa College, Mumbai on 16th January 2013.
• Chief Guest and Resource person for M. Sc. Part II University workshop on Credit Based System Syllabus at Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai on 5th January 2013.


Keynote Speaker, Invited, Presented
• Delivered Keynote address on ‘Innovations in Education’ in the Inaugural Session of the National Conference of Secondary Training College on 22nd Feb 2014.
• Guest lecture on Entrepreneurial Zoology at Sonopant   Dandekar College, Palghar on 20th December 2013.
• Invited talk at the UGC sponsored National Seminar with the theme on “Recent Trends in Life Sciences” held at Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra on 28th and 29th Jan 2013.
• Appointed as Subject Expert for preparation of Dictionary of technical terms with regard to stem cell and Regenerative Medicine by the Commission for Scientific & Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of India from 28th Sep 2013 to 1st Oct 2013.


Research Projects
• Co-Investigator for Board of College and University Development (BCUD), University of Mumbai funded research project on “Suitability analysis (water and soil) of the proposed Government sites for commercial prawn culture at Juchandra, Vasai”. 2002-03 Received Second Prize adjudged by University of Mumbai.
• Principal Investigator for BCUD, University of Mumbai funded research project on “Internationalization of Indian Education”.2005-06.
• Principal Investigator for BCUD, University of Mumbai funded research      project on “DNA bar-coding of the species belonging to the Family Cynoglossidae occurring in the North-West Indian EEZ” 2009-10.
• Principal Investigator for BCUD, University of Mumbai funded research project along with Dr. V. Shivramakrishnan as Co-Investigator on “Identification of neuropeptides from P. monodon using ‘in silico techniques’ and mass spectrometry”. 2012-13.
• Principal Investigator for ICSSR  funded research project with Dr. G.K. Amte as Co-Investigator on the topic ”Study of ecological health categorising  Bhivandi lake as per CPCB norms for human needs, further devising management strategies for improving socio-economic conditions of the underprivileged fisher youth befitting the recent policy of the Collector, Thane”. Ongoing.
• Co-Investigator for ICSSR funded research project with Dr. Bela Nabar as Principal Investigator on the topic ”Ascertaining the quality of representative lake in Bhivandi by examining its microbial pathogens and pesticide content, focusing on its social implications.” Ongoing.
• Co-Investigator for BCUD, Minor Research Project of University of Mumbai (2014-15) with Venkatesh Hegde as Principal Investigator and Amish Kulkarni as co-investigator titled “Comparative study of nutritive value with reference to specific vitamins (A,C,B6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin and Pantothenic acid) present in Scylla serrata, its value added imitation product, the intermediate product and their raw material source Synagris japonicus”. 
• Principal investigator for BCUD, Minor Research Project of University of Mumbai (2014-15) “Estimation of essential amino-acids in Scylla serrata, imitation product, intermediate product (Surimi) Vis-à-vis the source raw fish meal”.


Papers Published
• Shingadia H. U. and Dalvie V. V. (2014) Embryo protective effect of leaf extract of Vitex negundo Linn. in Adriamycin induced toxicity. Int. J. Med. Sc.  Clin. Res. 2 (4) 2014: 730-740. eISSN: 2347-1176x & IF: 1.1147
• Dalvie V. V., Amte G. K., Kakvipure D.K. and Shingadia H. U.  (2014) Seasonal variation in the physico-chemical parameters of Kalkhadi Lake, Kharbav (Dist. Thane), India. J.  Cont. Res. Ind. 2014: 140-146. ISSN: 2231-2137
• Patkar A. P., Birajdar A. S. and Dalvie V. V. (2014) E-waste; an emerging corporate social responsibility-a review. J  Cont. Res, India. 2014: 189-193. ISSN: 2231-2137
• Prabhu N. S., Patil S. A., Zodape G. V. and Dalvie V. V. (2014) Impact of chronic exposure of Cadmium on the enzyme activities of the hepatopancreas in the rock oyster, Crassostrea cucullata from Mumbai Coast. J. Cont.  Res. Ind. 2014: 179-185. ISSN: 2231-2137
• Dalvie V. V. (2013) Revisiting conservation of Elasmobranchs along the coast of Maharashtra in the light of the UGC guidelines for discontinuation of dissections J  Sc. Inf., Sp. Conf. Issue. (8) 2013: i-xiii. ISSN: 2229-5836
• Dalvie V. V. (2013) Studies on proximate composition of Oreochromis mossambicus from Kalkhadi Lake, Kharbav, Bhiwandi. Int. J. Biotech. Biosc. 3 (2) 2013: 105-108. ISSN: 2231-0304
• Prabhu Khanolker G. P., Dalvie V. V. and Amte G.K. (2013) Need for conservation of Elasmobranchs at Malvan & Makarebag fishing zones of Sindhudurg District in Maharashtra. J. Sc. Inf., Sp. Conf. Issue (8) 2013: 227-237. ISSN: 2229-5836
• Dalvie V. V., Amte G. K. and Nabar B. (2013) Analysis of microbial load in ‘Kalkhadi Lake’, Kharbav, (District: Thane), India. Poll. Res. 32 (4) 2013: 765-767. ISSN: 0257-8050 NAAS Rating 4.75 SCOPUS H-index: 17


Relevant Appointments      
• Member of the committee to recommend the name of suitable person as coordinator for inventorization of biological diversity in the state, 19th June 2014.
• Convenor of the sub committee appointed by the AD-HOC Board of Studies in Physical Education to prepare syllabus of NCC as an optional subject for Foundation Course at First Year of UG Programme (Sem-I & II) under the faculty of Arts, Commerce and Science.
• Convenor of the sub committee appointed by the AD-HOC Board of Studies in Physical Education to prepare syllabus of NCC as an optional subject for Foundation Course at Second Year of UG Programme (Sem-III & IV) under the faculty of Arts, Commerce and Science.
• Appointed as academic co-ordinator (additional charge) by University of Mumbai for the newly established Institute Sindhu Swadhyay Sanstha and Oceanographic Institute for Post-Graduate Studies in Oceanography and Allied Sciences.
• Invited guest at the 2nd Asia Business Responsibility Summit at Bombay Stock Exchange organized by Asian centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability and supported by Indian Merchant’s Chamber on 8th December 2014.
• Appointed as convener of Protocol and Creativity Committee (including Inauguration and Valedictory) for the 102nd Indian Science Congress – 2015 (ISC-2015) hosted by University of Mumbai.
• Member of the National Advisory Committee of National Conference on “Mangroves of Konkan Coast” to be held R.D. Gogate College of Arts and Science are RV. Joglekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri from 2-3rd February 2015.
• Appointed on the advisory committee of the International Conference on “Ethical Prospects: Economy, Society and Environment” 13-14th March 2015 organized by University of Mumbai, Ratnagiri Sub centre.  


Appointment on Local Inquiry Committee
• Convener of Local Inquiry Committee of D.G. Ruparel College, Mumbai for renewal of recognition to enrol students for M.Sc. (Research) and Ph. D. Science) in the subject of Zoology.
• Local Inquiry Committee for granting permission to college of Home Science, Nirmala Niketan to start M.Sc. Home Science degree course in the subject of Food Processing and Presentation.
• Local  inquiry committee for granting of extension for lab recognition to enrol students for M.Sc. (by research) and Ph.D. (Science) in the Subject of Zoology to S.I.E.S. College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai.
• Convener of the Local Inquiry Committee for grant of lab recognition to enrol Ph.D. (Science) students in the subject of Zoology at Dapoli Urban Bank’s Senior Science College.
• Convener of Committee for continuation and extension of affiliation to Modern Education Society’s D.G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai.
• Convener of Committee for extension of recognition to enrol students of M.Sc. (By Research) and Ph.D. (Science) degree in the subject of Zoology SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, 17th January 2013.
• Convener of committee for continuation of recognition for Ph.D. Science Degree Course in the subject of Environmental Science, Physics and Zoology from the academic year 2014-15, to V.P.M.’s B.N. Bandodkar College of Science, Thane, 27th March, 2014.
• Member of committee for granting recognition of laboratory for for PhD Science Degree Course in the subject of Forensic Science from the academic year 2014-15 to the Institute of Forensic Science, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai, 27th March, 2014.
• Convener of committee for extension of affiliation for NCC in the subject of NCC to St. Gonsalo Garcia College of Arts and Commerce, Vasai, 10th March, 2014.
• Convener of committee for extension of affiliation for NCC in the subject of NCC to D.B.J. College, Chiplun, 10th March, 2014
• Convener of committee for extension of affiliation for NCC in the subject of NCC to J.S.M.’s Smt. Indirabai G. Kulkarni Arts College, J.B. Sawant Science College and Sau. Jankibai Dhondo Kunte Commerce College, Alibaug, Raigad, 10th March, 2014.
• Convener of committee for extension of affiliation for NCC in the subject of NCC to Changu Kana Thakur College of Arts, Science and Commerce, New Panvel, 10th March, 2014
• Member of the Committee appointed for granting of extension of affiliation for course B.Com (Investment   Management), B.Com.  (Financial Management), B.Com (Transport Management) and B.Sc. Interdiciplinary to Mohanlal Raichand Mehta  College of Commerce, Diwali Ma College of Science, Armutlal Raichand Mehta College of Arts, Dr. R.T. Dishi College of Computer Science, Navi Mumbai, 10th March, 2014.
• Member of the Committee for inspecting availability of basic essential, physical, infrastructure, financial position etc. for affiliation of courses B.A. (Culinay Arts), B.Com (investment Management), B.Com. (Financial Management) and B.Sc. (Human Science) to New College- Devine Child College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Andheri, 10th March, 2014.
• Convener of committee for extension of affiliation for NCC in the subject of NCC to Shri. Pancham Khemraj Mahavidyalaya, Sindhudurga, 10th March, 2014
• Member of the Committee for extension of affiliation of courses B.Com. (Financial Management) Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Kalyan, 10th March, 2014.
• Convener of committee for extension of affiliation for NCC in the subject of NCC to B.N.N. Bandodkar Science College, Thane, 10th March 2014.
• Member of the committee for extension of affiliation for courses B.Sc, (Human Sciece) & B.Sc. (Interdisciplinary), 10th March 2014.
• Convener of committee for extension of affiliation for NCC in the subject of NCC to Kirti M. Dungarshi College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Dadar, 15th March, 2014
• Convener of committee for extension of affiliation for NCC in the subject of NCC to Kirti M. Dungarshi College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Dadar, 15th March, 2014
• Member of the Committee for granting of extension of affiliation for the coirse for the course M.Sc – Hotel and Hospitality administration to Shila Raheja Hotel and Catering School, Bandra, Mumbai, 18th March 2014
• Member of the Committee for granting of extension of affiliation for course (B.Com-Investment   Management) and (B.Com. – Financial Management) to Yashwantrao Chavan College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Navi Mumbai, 11th April, 2014.
• Member of the Committee to discuss guidelines and process of M.Sc.(Part-I) centralized admissions to be made by PG Section of University of Mumbaifor the Academic Year 2014-15 on 7th July2014.
• Convener of Committee for continuation of extension to Anandibai Pradhan Science College, Nagothane, Raigad on 28th July 2014. 
• Member of the committee for continuation of extension for Regal College of Hotel and Tourism Management, Kankavali, Sindhudurg on 26th July 2014.
• Member of the Export committee for granting of extension of affiliation for the course M.Sc- Hotel and Hospitality Management to Regal College of Hotel Management and tourism, 20th March 2014.
• Member of the Committee for opening of new college with innovative courses- B.Com – investment Management, B.Com – Finance Management, B.Com- Transport Managent, B.Com – Environmental Managent and Economics, B.Sc – Human Sciences & B.Sc – Interdisciplinary, to Prof. Javed Khan College of Commerce and Economics, Navi Mumbai, 10th March 2014.
• Convenor of the Committee for extension of affiliation for course / subject/ addition division in the subject of NCC to Smt. Indira Mahadev Behere College of Arts, Shriman Chandulal Sheth college of Commerce and smt. Shobhanatai College of Science, Ratnagiri, 10th March 2014.


Life Memberships
• Chikitsak Samuha, an educational Institution running  Chikitsak High School, Girgaon & Patkar College, Goregoan.
• Mumbai Rifle Club, Worli
• Bombay Biological Association
• Shri Samartha Vyayam Mandir, Shivaji Park
• Indian Fisheries Association
• Shri Vithalashram, Hrishikesh, a socio-cultural organization.
• Bombay Art Society.
• Patron Mumbai Hockey Association.
• Indian Science Congress Association

Dr. Shashikant. M. Patil

Publications
• Devdatta Lad and Shashikant Patil 2013 Assessment of Fish Diversity on the estuarine area of Bhyander and Naigaon, Thane (M.S.) India. Science Research Reporter. 3 (2): 229-232 ISSN: 2249-2321
• Devdatta Lad and Shashikant Patil 2014 Present status of water quality of Ulhas river estuary, Vasai coastal area, Thane, Maharashtra, India. Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 2 (1): 209-212 ISSN: 2320-7051.
• Devdatta Lad and Shashikant Patil 2014 Sedimentological study of soil along the estuarine area of Bhayander and Naigaon, Thane, Maharashtra. Int. Res. J. of Science & Engineering. ISSN: 2322-0015
• Devdatta Lad and Shashikant Patil 2015 Status and Diversity of Avian fauna in the estuarine wetland area of Bhayander and Naiogaon, Maharashtra, India. Bioscience Discovery, 6 (1): 39-44 Jan. ISSN: 2229-3469. Impact Factor: 0.388


Participation in seminars/Conferences/Workshops
• Participated in the one day Seminar on “Advances in Spectroscopy & Chromatographic Techniques”. 8Th January 2014. Organized by SVKM’s NMIMS Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, Mumbai.
• Participated in the one day Seminar on “Energy Options for India; Non-Conventional Sources of Energy”. 23rd August 2014. Organized by SVKM’s Mithibai College, Vile Parle (W) Mumbai.
• Participated in the one day workshop on “An overview of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, Wildlife crime scenario and illegal trade in wildlife”. 7th October 2014 as part of Wildlife week-2014. Organized by Department of Zoology & Nisarg Nature club in collaboration with Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Government of India, SVKM’s Mithibai College Vile Parle (W) Mumbai.
• Attended UGC Sponsored regional Workshop on “Advanced Microscopy”. 22nd November 2014. Organized by Department of Zoology, Wilson College Mumbai.

Dr. Anil Singh

Paper Presentation

  • Presented paper entitled Pharmacognostic study of Ixora alba L at National Seminar on Recent Trends in Life Sciences at Rajashree Chatrapati Sahu College, Kolhapur on 28-29 January, 2013.

Achievement

  • Chairman of F.Y.B.Sc. Zoology Syllabus Committee of University of Mumbai

Dr.(Ms.)Meghana Talpade

Achievements
• Invited as a judge for “Inter-collegiate Research Convention Avishkar 2014-15, District round, organized by University of Mumbai, at Bandodkar College, Thane, 25th November, 2014
• Invited as a Vice Chancellor’s nominee on scrutiny committee for placement of teaching staff for the subject of Zoology under CAS at Hazarimal Somani College, 2014-15.
• Invited as a judge for “The Annual Talent Search, an intra-collegiate competition organized by Cultural Committee, Mithibai College, August, 2014.


Member of Association
• Chairperson, Mithibai Students’ Welfare & Grievance Association.
• Member, NAAC Steering Committee.
• Member, Publicity and Brand Building Committee.
• Member, planning committee of 12th UGC plan.
• Member, CBP Independent Ethics Committee.
• Member of the Research, Consultancy & Extension Committee.
• Life member of Indian Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences.
• Life member of Mumbai Immunology Group, ACTREC.


Paper Presentation
• Presented paper entitled Pharmacognostic study of Ixora alba L at National Seminar on Recent Trends in Life Sciences at Rajashree Chatrapati Sahu College, Kolhapur on 28-29 January, 2013.
Organizing Committee Member / Participation
• Member of organising Committee of Research meet, February, 2015.
• Attended a two days faculty development programme “Molecular Modeling and Drug Design” organised by SVKM’s NMIMS School of Science, NMIMS University, 16-17 January, 2015
• Attended a one day seminar on “Energy options for India; Non- Conventional Sources of Energy” for all the institutions under SVKM banner, 23rd August, 2014.
• Attended one-day workshop on ‘An overview of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, wildlife crime scenario & illegal trade in wildlife’, organized by Mithibai College as part of Wildlife Week-2014 on 7th October 2014.
• Attended a one day training programme “Hands on training on Camag HPTLC System” organised by Board of Studies in Zoology, University of Mumbai,  sponsored by ANCHROM, April, 2014
• Attended a one day workshop “Advances in Spectroscopy & Chromatographic Techniques” organised by SVKM’s NMIMS S.P. Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, January, 2014.
• Member of organising Committee of seminar on “Energy options for India; Non- Conventional Sources of Energy” for all the institutions under SVKM banner, August, 2014.Invited as a judge for “The Annual Talent Search, an intra-collegiate competition organized by Cultural Committee, Mithibai College, August, 2013.

Dr.(Ms.)Papiya Deb

Reviewed manuscript
as peer reviewer of International Journal of Innovation Management- Imperial College Press.


Citation of-
• Sustainability, accountability and socio-environmental concerns required in solid waste management. Deb, P., Welling, M.N. in Mapping the relationships between work and sustainability and the opportunities for ergonomic action Applied Ergonomics- Elsevier Publications.


Presentation
• Presented paper ‘Suggestions for Green Maneuvering in the Indian Hospitality Industry’ in a National Conference organized by Rizvi Institute of Management Studies and Research.
Publication
• Suggestions for Green Maneuvering in the Indian Hospitality Industry, Management Vision, 6(1), 45-53. ISSN: 0975-7813. 2015.


Participated in-
• LEED Workshop on Sustainable solutions organized by LEED Education and Development and Green Technologies FZCO (11th September 2014)
• Two day workshop on Statistical Tools and SPSS organized by Mithibai College (3rd- 4th February 2015)
• Seminar on ‘Energy Options for India: Non-Conventional Sources of Energy’ organized by Chemical Research Society of India (Mumbai Chapter) and Mithibai College (23rd August, 2014).
• One day workshop on Camag HPTLC System at Camag Switzerland recognized application Research Laboratory- Anchrom (26th April, 2014).
• One day workshop on ‘Inferential Statistics in Pharmaceutical and Medical Research’ organized by NMIMS School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, Mumbai (20th November, 2013).
• One day workshop on “Career Advancement under UGC Regulations 2010” organized by University of Mumbai and BUCTU (4th October, 2013).

Mr. V.N. Hegde

Project
•  Sanction Minor Research Project by University of Mumbai in 2014-15.


Presented and Published
•  Hegde V.N. (2013) Science - The answer to some dogmas? Proceedings on the International Conference on “Spirituality at the work place”: 541-542 ISBN 13:978-93-5110-046-1


Participation
•  Attended two days workshop on Bioinformatics organized by Dept. of Botany, Mithibai College.

Dr. Hitesh U. Shingadia

Awards and Honours
• Consolation Prize for the poser presented entitled, “FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy - A non-destructive approach to study biomineralization in Nerita oryzarum (Recluz, 1841)”, in UGC and ICSSR sponsored National Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Sustainable Development’ organized by Dept. of Zoology, Kirti Doongursee College from 23rd – 24th January 2015.
• Best Paper Presentation Award for the poster presented entitled, “Screening of heavy metal resistant bacteria from Papadi Lake of Vasai Taluka of Maharashtra” in International Conference on Emerging Trends & Challenges in Science & Technology at Bangkok, organized by International Society of Science & Technology & Bioinformatics from 3rd - 5th November 2014.
• Best Paper Award for the poster presented entitled, “Screening of heavy metal resistant bacteria from Nale Lake of Vasai Taluka of Maharashtra” in UGC sponsored National Conference on Concepts & New Trends in Aerobiology & Allergy, organized by the Dept. of Botany & Zoology of Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan’s Hazarimal Somani College from 29th - 30th November 2013.
• Bestowed as ‘Fellow of Life Sciences Leaflets’.
• Third Prize for paper co-authored, “Production of aflatoxin by Aspergillus flavus using freshly grated coconut as a substrate” presented in National Seminar on ‘Fungi & Health Care’ organized by Dept. of Botany, Mithibai College from 6th - 7th January 2012.


Keynote Address/Resource Person
• Delivered Keynote Address in National Seminar on Computer Science & Bio-Science, organized by Dept. of Life Science & Computer Application, Mandsaur Institute of Science & Technology, MP on 6th April 2013.
• Invited as ‘Resource Person’ in Workshop of T.Y.B.Sc. Applied Component-Environmental Science & Pollution at B.N. Bandodkar College, on 2nd March 2013.


Membership of Association/Bodies
• Indian Science Congress Association
• Life member of International Journal - Bionano Frontiers
• Life Member of International Journal of Life Science Leaflets
• Life Member of Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences
• Life Member of Journal of Aquatic Biology


Editorial Board Membership & Reviewer
• ‘Potential Reviewer’ for International Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences
• International Journal of Medical Science & Clinical research, IGM Publication
• International Journal of Life Sciences Leaflets
• International Journal of Microbiology Research


Minor Research Projects
• Principal Investigator for ongoing UGC funded Minor Research Project as Principal Investigator entitled “Limno-ecological status of Papdi and Nale Lakes from Vasai-Virar Taluka in District Thane, Maharashtra India” from 2014-16.
• Principal Investigator for Minor Research Project entitled “Bioaccumulation of heavy metals and xenoestrogens in few commercially imperative pelagic and benthic fishes from coastal waters off the Mumbai Coast”, funded by University of Mumbai in 2014-15.
• Principal Investigator for Minor Research Project entitled “Screening of herbal drug for embryo protective activity in Adriamycin induced toxicity in chick embryo”, funded by University of Mumbai in 2011-12.
• Principal Investigator for Minor Research Project entitled “Limnological assessment of a lentic eco-habitat, ‘Gaondevi Talao’ in western suburbs of Mumbai with reference to physico-chemical characteristics & phytoplankton diversity”, funded by University of Mumbai in 2008-09.
• Co-investigator for Minor Research Project entitled “Nutritional status of Harpodon nehereus (Ham-Buch) in the present scenario of intruding anthropogenic activities”, funded by University of Mumbai in 2006-07.
• Co-investigator for Minor Research Project entitled “Environmental impact of Ganapati iIdol visarjan (immersion) at Juhu Beach & Mahim Beach along the Mumbai Coast”, funded by University of Mumbai in 2002-03.


Administrative Appointments
• Co-convener of Committee to organize ‘Teachers & Students Training Programmes of University of Mumbai from 2014
• Co-ordination Committee for PG Teaching, Coordinator for M.Sc. I - University of Mumbai from 2010-14
• Examination Committee of Mithibai College from 2013-15.
• Chairman of Alumni Association of Mithibai College in 2012-13
• Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Mithibai College from 2009 till date
• Quality Sustenance and Quality Enhancement Cell (QSQEC) from 2012-14
• Women Development Cell of Mithibai College from 2008-12
• Magazine Committee of Mithibai College from 2004-14
• Vice-chairman of ‘Nisarg’ - Nature Club of Mithibai College from 2010-12


Achievements/Invitations/Recognitions
• Invited to judge Research Projects of Honours Programme organized by Dept. of Life Sciences, K. C. College Churchgate on 27th January 2015.
• Invited to judge events in intercollegiate fest ‘Vivaxious’ organized by Dept. of Biological Sciences, VIVA College Virar on 19th January 2015.
• Invited to judge R-East Ward Science, Mathematics & Environment Exhibition at Gundecha Education Society’s High School, Kandivali on 5th December 2014.
• Invited to evaluate Science Research Projects in District Children Science Congress-2014 for Mumbai district North on 30th September 2014, I. B. English School Borivali.
• Invited to conduct interviews for ‘Action Research’ for the Dr. Homi Bhabha Bal Vaidnyanik Competition organized by Greater Mumbai Science Teachers Association at Social Service League High School, Elphinstone Road on 16th February 2014.
• Co-convener of Committee to organize ‘Teachers & Students Training Programmes’ of University of Mumbai from 2014 onwards.
• Invited to evaluate Science Research Projects in District Children Science Congress-2013 for Mumbai district West zone at St. Anne’s High School, Borivali on 1st October 2013.
• Recognized as a Teacher of the University of Mumbai for the Ph.D. degree in Zoology from 18th January 2013.
• Member panel discussion on ‘Gender Sensitization’ on occasion of celebration of ‘Yuva Divas’, jointly organized by Mithibai College & University of Mumbai on 11th January 2013.
• Member of Syllabus Committee of University of Mumbai for the T.Y.B.Sc. Applied Component - Environmental Science & Pollution 2013.
• Recognized as Ph.D. Guide/Supervisor in the subject of Zoology by Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University from 26th December 2012.
• Convener of the M.Sc. II Zoology - Environmental Science & Co-convener of the M.Sc. II Zoology - Biotechnology Paper V Syllabus Committee of University of Mumbai 2012.


Research Papers Published
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Hepatoprotective effect of Herbal drug on Adrriamycin induced toxicity in developing chick embryos”, American Journal of Advanced Drug Delivery, 3(3) 2015: 236-247. GIF: 0.648
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Meenakshi Vaidya, “Ameliorative effect of Vitex negundo Linn. on Doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity in developing chick embryo”, Int. J. Green & Herbal Chemistry, 2015 B-4(3), 207-214. ISRA JIF: 1.839
• H. U. Shingadia and E. R. Agharia, “Sodium fluoride alteration in protein content vis-à-vis electrophoretic pattern of muscle esterases (E.C.3.1.1.1) Poecilia reticulata Peters on chronic exposure”, Int. J. of Life Sciences Leaflets, (59) 2015: 1-8. UIF: 1.2210
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Chronic revelation of Sodium fluoride induces pathohistological alterations in Poecilia reticulata Peters”, Bionano Frontiers, 7(2) 2014: 293-296. SJIF: 4.865
• Kinare Pratik and Shingadia Hitesh, “Screening of heavy metal resistant bacteria from Nale Lake of Vasai Taluka of Maharashtra”, Int. J. of Life Science, 2(2) 2014: 139-142.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Biometric & fecundity studies of Harpodon nehereus (Ham.-Buch.) from coastal waters of Mumbai”, Int. J. of Review of Research, 3(8) 2014: 1-7. IF: 2.1002
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Length-Weight Relationship and Relative Condition Factor of Coilia dussumieri (Cuv. & Val.) from neretic waters off the Mumbai Coast”, Int. J. of Science and Research, 3(5) 2014: 354-357. IF: 3.358
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Vinayak Dalvie, “Embryo protective effect of leaf extract of Vitex negundo Linn. in Adriamycin induced toxicity”, Int. J. of Medical Science and Clinical Research, 2 (4) 2014: 730-740. IF: 1.1147
• V. V. Dalvie, G. K. Amte, D. K. Kakvipure and H. U. Shingadia, “Seasonal variation in the physico-chemical parameters of Kalkhadi Lake, Kharbav (Dist. Thane), India”, Contemporary Research in India, 2014: 140-146.
• H. U. Shingadia and E. R. Agharia, “Sodium fluoride induced alteration in dehydrogenase and acetyl cholinesterase activity in vital tissues of Poecilia reticulata Peters”, Int. J. of Life Sciences Leaflets, (11) 2013: 122-128. UIF: 1.221
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Meenakshi Vaidya, “Limno-ecological assessment of lentic eco-habitat, Gaondevi Talao from Malwani, Mumbai (India)”, Int. J. of Life Sciences, A (1) 2013: 155-160.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Seasonal variation in proximate composition of Bombay duck, Harpodon nehereus (Ham-Buch) from Mumbai Coast”, Int. J. of Advanced Research, 1(4) 2013: 52-55. IF: 1.659
• Hardik Joshi, Hitesh U. Shingadia and Meenakshi Vaidya, “In-vitro antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of leaves of Lannea coromandelica (Hout.) Merill”, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 91(4) 2012: 409-413. IF: 3.7
•  Amit Tiwari, Sanchari Pandya and Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Therapeutic use of marine organisms”, proceedings of UGC sponsored National Conference on ‘Modern Trends in Zoology’, 20th – 22nd December 2012: 56-65.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, Hardik Joshi and Meenakshi Vaidya, “Pharmacognostic Standardization of Leaves of Buchanania lanzan Spreng”, Folk Herbal Medicines & Drug Discovery, 2012: 141-147.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Effect of Fluoride on histoarchitecture of liver & its repercussion on phosphatase & transaminase in Poecilia reticulata Peters”, Environmental Pollution & Life, 2012: 200-207.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Size dependent toxicity of Sodium fluoride on larvivorous fish, Poecilia reticulata Peters”. National Journal of Science Information 2(2), 2012: 124-130.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Alteration in Trace Mineral Content in Muscle Tissue of Guppy, Poecilia reticulata Peters on Chronic Exposure to Sodium fluoride”, Int. J. of Life Sciences Leaflets, 2012: 142-149. UIF: 0.9285
• Rahul R., Chauhan and Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Preliminary Survey of Herpetofauna of Borivali Mangroves - A coastal belt in the suburbs of Mumbai”, Int. J. of Life Science Leaflets, 2012: 59-65. UIF: 0.9285
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Sodium fluoride induced changes in embryonic protein profile of Guppy, Poecilia reticulata Peters”. Bionano Frontiers, 5(1), 2012: 158-160. IF: 0.87
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Microbial diversity in marine edible fish Harpodon nehereus (Ham-Buch) from neretic waters of Mumbai Coast, India”, Int. J.  of Research in Microbes, 1(1), 2011: 6-10.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Histoarchitectural changes in gonadal tissues of Poecilia reticulata Peters on chronic exposure to Sodium fluoride”. Bionano Frontiers, 4(2), 2011: 237-239. IF: 0.87
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Veena Sakthivel, “Effects of chronic exposure of Sodium fluoride on electrolyte balance of Guppy, Poecilia reticulata Peters”, The Bioscan, 3(4), 2008: 409-412.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Veena Sakthivel, “Chronic intoxication of Sodium fluoride leads to depletion in phosphorus content vis-à-vis ATPase activity in Poecilia reticulata Peters”, J. Aqua. Biol. 3(2), 2008: 150-154.
• Rahul Chauhan, Hitesh U. Shingadia and Veena Sakthivel, “Survey of Avifauna of Borivali Mangroves along the Coast of Mumbai”, Nat. Envt. Poll. Tech. 7(2), 2008: 229-233.
• Shingadia Hitesh and Sakthivel Veena, “Impact of short-term exposure of Sodium fluoride on tissue biochemistry of Guppy, Poecilia reticulata Peters”, J. Aqua. Biol. 22(2), 2008: 148-152.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Veena Sakthivel, “Sodium fluoride induced teratogenic changes on the embryonic development of Guppy, Poecilia reticulata Peters”, Int. J. of Ecophysiol. Occup. Hlth. 7, 2007: 85-88.
• Veena Sakthivel and Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Tissue glycolytic potential of pelecypod mollusc, Lamellidens marginalis (Lam.) under stress of a commercial cloth-washing detergent”, Nat. Envt. Poll. Tech. 6(1), 2007: 121-126.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Veena Sakthivel, “Impact of a commercial Syndet ‘Wheel’ on total lipid content of freshwater mussel, Lamellidens marginalis (Lamarck)”, Nat. Envt. Poll. Tech. 5(4), 2006: 585-590.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Target Biology”. 2nd Edition, June 2006. Win Publication.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Veena Sakthivel, “Effects of sub-lethal concentrations of detergent ‘wheel’ on tissue proteins in different body parts of common freshwater edible bivalve, Lamellidens marginalis (Lamarck)”, J. Aqua. Biol. 21(1), 2006: 163-167.
• Veena Sakthivel, G. J. Parelkar and Hitesh U. Shingadia, “Environmental impact of Ganapati idol visarjan (immersion) at Juhu & Mahim Beaches along the Mumbai coast, Maharashtra”, J. Aqua. Biol. 20 (2), 2005:105-109.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Veena Sakthivel, “Estimation of LC50 values for, Lamellidens marginalis (Lamarck) with detergent ‘wheel’, a component of domestic sewage”, J. Aqua. Biol. 18 (2), 2003:187-189.
• Hitesh U. Shingadia and Veena Sakthivel, “Physico-chemical characteristics of Juhu waters before & after Durga Pooja”, Proceedings of the National Workshop on Basic Sciences & Fisheries, organized by the Society of Biosciences, Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) & Indian Fisheries Association held from 11th-12th September 2001.


Research Papers Presentations
• Presented poster entitled, “FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy – A non-destructive approach to study biomineralization in Nerita oryzarum (Recluz, 1841)”, in UGC and ICSSR sponsored National Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Sustainable Development’ organized by Dept. of Zoology, Kirti Doongursee College from 23rd – 24th January 2015.
• Presented a poster entitled, “Analysis of heavy metals in water, soil and tissues of Labeo rohita Hamilton in Nale Lake from Vasai Taluka of Maharashtra”, in UGC and ICSSR sponsored National Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Sustainable Development’ organized by Dept. of Zoology, Kirti Doongursee College from 23rd – 24th January 2015.
• Presented a poster entitled “Doxorubicin hydrochloride induces developmental defects in embryos vis-à-vis ameliorative role of Vitex negundo Linn. on biochemical constituents in amniotic fluid” in 102nd Indian Science Congress hosted by University of Mumbai from 3rd - 7th January 2015.
• Presented a poster entitled “Phytochemical screening of Ruta graveolens L. in DBT and ICMR sponsored National Conference on Drug Discovery and Drug Targeting organized by Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy, Vile Parle from 22nd - 23rd December 2014.
• Presented poster entitled “Screening of heavy metal resistant bacteria from Papadi Lake of Vasai Taluka of Maharashtra” in International Conference on Emerging Trends & Challenges in Science & Technology at Bangkok, organized by International Society of Science & Technology & Bioinformatics from 3rd - 5th November 2014.
• Presented oral paper entitled “Ultrastructural changes & cell death in liver of Poecilia reticulata Peters induced by fluoride” in International Conference on Emerging Trends & Challenges in Science & Technology at Bangkok, organized by International Society of Science & Technology & Bioinformatics from 3rd - 5th November 2014.
• Presented poster entitled, “Screening of heavy metal resistant bacteria from Nale Lake of Vasai Taluka of Maharashtra” in UGC sponsored National Conference on Concepts & New Trends in Aerobiology & Allergy, organized by the Dept. of Botany & Zoology of Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan’s Hazarimal Somani College from 29th - 30th November 2013.
• Presented oral paper entitled “Limno-ecological assessment of lentic eco-habitat, Gaondevi Talao from Malwani, Mumbai (India)” in UGC sponsored National Conference on Concepts & New trends in Aerobiology & Allergy, organized by the Dept. of Botany & Zoology of Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan’s Hazarimal Somani College from 29th - 30th November 2013.
• Presented a poster entitled “Screening of herbal drug for embryo protective activity in Adriamycin induced toxicity in chick embryo” in University of Mumbai on 5th March 2013.
• Presented a poster entitled “Ameliorative effect of Vitex negundo Linn. Doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity in developing chick embryo” in UGC sponsored National Conference on ‘Modern Trends in Zoology’, organized by Dept. of Zoology Rizvi College, Bandra from 20th - 22nd December 2012.
• Presented a poster entitled “Therapeutic use of marine organisms”, in UGC sponsored National Conference on ‘Modern Trends in Zoology’, organized by Dept. of Zoology Rizvi College, Bandra from 20th - 22nd December 2012.
• Presented paper entitled “Protective effect of ethanolic leaf extract of Vitex negundo Linn. on Adriamycin induced toxicity in developing chick embryo”, in 35th All India Botanical Conference & National Symposium on ‘Role of Plants & Microbes for the betterment of Mankind in the changing Climate’ jointly organized by Dept. of Botany & the M. S. University of Baroda, Gujarat from 8th - 10th December 2012.
• Presented a poster entitled “Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of methanolic extract of  leaves of Buchanania lanzan Spreng (Chironji)” in International Conference on ‘Current Trends in Medicinal Plant Research’, organized by the Dept. of Botany, University of Pune, from 10th - 12th January 2012.
• Jointly presented poster entitled “Phytochemical screening & antimicrobial activity of aqueous & methanolic extract of  young & mature leaves of Psidium guajava L. (Guava)” in International Conference on ‘Current Trends in Medicinal Plant Research’, organized by the Dept. of Botany, University of Pune, from 10th - 12th January 2012.
• Jointly presented paper entitled “Production of aflatoxin by Aspergillus flavus using freshly grated Coconut as a substrate” in National Seminar on ‘Fungi & Health Care’ organized by Dept. of Botany, Mithibai College from 6th - 7th January 2012.
• Presented paper entitled “Antifungal activity of essential oils extracted from selected spices against Malassezia furfur” in National Seminar on ‘Fungi & Health Care’ organized by Dept. of Botany, Mithibai College from 6th - 7th January 2012.
• Presented a poster entitled “Sodium fluoride induced alteration in dehydrogenase & acetyl cholinesterase activity in vital tissues of Poecilia reticulata Peters” at ‘Research Meet-2011’ jointly organized by Konark Group of Industries & Jai Hind College, Churchgate on 11th December 2011.
• Presented a poster entitled “Alteration in trace mineral content in muscle tissue of Guppy, Poecilia reticulata Peters on chronic exposure to Sodium fluoride” in UGC sponsored International Conference on Life Science, ‘We all are one family of entire mother earth’, organized by the Dept. of Life Sciences Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University & Paavan Education Trust, Gujarat from 10th - 13th November 2011.
• Presented paper entitled “Preliminary survey of Herpetofauna of Borivali Mangroves - A coastal belt in the suburbs of Mumbai” in UGC sponsored International Conference on Life Science ‘We all are one family of entire mother earth’, organized by the Dept. of Life Sciences Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University & Paavan Education Trust, Gujarat from 10th - 13th November 2011.
• Presented a poster entitled “Preliminary phytochemical & physicochemical analysis of Putranjiva roxburghii Wall. leaves” in National Conference on ‘Role of Chemistry in Health & Diseases’, organized by the Dept. of Chemistry, Mithibai College, Mumbai from 17th - 19th January 2011.
• Presented paper entitled, “In-vitro antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of leaves of Lannea coromandelica (Hout.) Merill. in National Conference on ‘Role of Chemistry in Health & Diseases’, organized by the Dept. of Chemistry, Mithibai College, Mumbai from 17th - 19th January 2011.
• Presented a poster entitled “Pharmacognostic standardization of leaves of Buchanania lanzan Spreng” in UGC, CSIR, Dept. of Earth Sciences, DBT & DST sponsored International Conference on ‘Folk & Herbal Medicines’, organized by the Dept. of Botany, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur from 25th - 27th November 2010.
• Presented paper entitled, “Effect of fluoride on histoarchitecture of liver & its repercussion on phosphatase & transaminase in Poecilia reticulata Peters”, in UGC, CSIR, Dept. of Earth Sciences & MoEF sponsored National Conference on ‘Present Scenario of Environmental Pollution & its Effect on Living Organisms’, organized by the Dept. of Zoology, Govt. College of arts & Science, Aurangabad in collaboration with National Environmentalists Association from 9th - 11th December 2009.
• Presented poster entitled, “Length Weight Relationship & Relative Condition Factor of Coilia dussumieri (Cuv. & Val.) from neretic waters of Mumbai Coast”, in 20th All India Congress of Zoology, National Seminar on ‘Bioresources & its Management for food, livelihood & Environmental Security’ & National Helminthological Congress organized by Central institute of Fisheries Education, Andheri on 29th - 30th December 2009.
• Presented poster entitled, “Biological Aspects of Gold Spotted Grenadier Anchovy Coilia dussumieri (Cuv. & Val.) off the Coast of Mumbai”, in 20th All India Congress of Zoology, National seminar on Bioresources & its Management for food, livelihood & Environmental Security & National Helminthological Congress organized by Central institute of Fisheries Education, Andheri on 29th - 30th December 2009.
• Presented poster entitled, “Sodium fluoride induced changes in the embryonic protein profile of guppy, Poecilia reticulata Peters” at the International Conference on Advances in Biosciences: From Darwin to Dolly & Beyond…, organized by the Dept. of Zoology, Yeshwant Mahavidhyalaya, Nanded from 12th - 14th  February 2009.
• Presented poster entitled, “Limnlogical assessment and phytoplankton diversity of a lentic habitat, Gaondevi talao at Malvani-Mumbai, India”, in one-day Conference on ‘Conservation & Management of Wetlands with Special Focus on Thane Creek’, organized by Enviro-Vigil, Thane Municipal Corporation, Indian Association of Aquatic Biologists & Birla College on 2nd February 2008.
• Presented paper entitled, “Sodium fluoride induced teratogenic changes on the embryonic development of guppy, Poecilia reticulata Peters” at the National Conference on Environmental Pollution & Toxicology, organized by the Dept. of Zoology, Thakur College of Science & Commerce from 22nd - 23rd December 2006.
• Presented poster entitled, “Environmental Impact of Ganapati Idol Visarjan (Immersion) at Juhu Beach & Mahim Beach along the Mumbai Coast”, in one day Seminar on BCUD sanctioned research project entitled organized by the University of Mumbai on 27th August 2003.
• Presented paper entitled “Effects of sub-lethal concentrations of synthetic detergent ‘wheel’ on certain biochemical aspects of freshwater mollusc, Lamellidens marginalis (Lamarck)”, at the National Conference on Environmental Biology organized by the Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University from 17th - 18th October 2002.
• Presented paper entitled, “Physico-chemical characteristics of Juhu waters before & after Durga Pooja” at the National Workshop on Basic Sciences & Fisheries, organized by the society of Biosciences, Central Institute of Fisheries Education & Indian Fisheries Association held from 11th - 12th September 2001.


Organizing Committee Member/Workshops/Seminars/Symposia/Conference
• Organizing Committee member of UGC sponsored National Seminar on Conservation of Natural Resources & Environment on 13th September 2015.
• Organizing (Technical) Committee member of ‘Research Meet-2015’ organized by Mithibai College from 15th - 16th January 2015.
• Organizing Committee member (Protocol and Creativity Committee and Sectional Assistant) in 102nd Indian Science Congress, hosted by University of Mumbai from 3rd - 7th January 2015.
• Attended one-day pre-amendment workshop on F.Y.B.Sc. (Revised syllabus) organized by Board of Studies in Zoology at Government of Maharashtra Ismail Yusuf College, on 14th November 2014.
• Organizing Committee member of International Conference on Emerging Trends & Challenges in Science & Technology at Bangkok, organized by International Society of Science & Technology & Bioinformatics from 3rd - 5th November 2014.
• Organizing Committee member of one-day workshop on ‘An overview of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, wildlife crime scenario & illegal trade in wildlife’, organized by Mithibai College as part of Wildlife Week-2014 on 7th October 2014.
• Attended two-days hands on training workshop on ‘HPLC and HPTLC’ organized by Dept. of Botany and Herbal Science under the aegis of Star College Scheme of UGC, Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga on 4th - 5th February 2014.
• Sub-editor & Committee member of UGC sponsored National Conference on Concepts & New trends in Aerobiology & Allergy, organized by the Dept. of Botany & Zoology of Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan’s Hazarimal Somani College from 29th - 30th November 2013.


Mr. T.V.Bicheesh Balan

  •  Delivered talk on Secret World of Creeping Beauties on 09.08.14 as an invited speaker for orientation programme of Nisarg Nature Club.

Dr.(Ms.)Shashikala R. S. Prajapati

Research Project
Completed Minor Research Project entitled “Study of heavy metals in the sediments of Panvel Creek”, funded by University of Mumbai in 2011-12.


Awards and Honours
• Received ‘Best oral paper presentation award’ in National seminar on “Impact of pollution on Zooplankton Biodiversity in Panvel Lakes (Vishrale, Krishnale and Dewale Lake) at Dist. - Raigad (Maharashtra) India" at M.P.A.S.C. College, Panvel on 18th January 2014.
• Received ‘Best performer award of the year for outstanding performance and excellence in Curricular and extra – curricular activities’ in 2011 – 2012 by Rayat Shikshan sanstha’s Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel. 
• Received ‘Best performer award of the year for outstanding performance and excellence in Curricular and extra – curricular activities’ in 2010 – 2011 by Rayat Shikshan sanstha’s Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel.

 
Academic Achievements
• Completed Ph.D. entitled “Comparative Hydrobiological Study of Panvel Lakes (Vishrale, Krishnale and Dewale) Maharashtra, India” from Mumbai University in the year 2014.
• Member in Syllabus Committee for F.Y.B.Sc. Zoology under the Faculty of Science, Mumbai University 2014.
• Examiner in AQSA WOMEN’S DEGREE COLLEGE, through S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Pariksha Bhavan, Sir Vithaldas Vidyavihar, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz (West) Mumbai – 400049 from 4th May to 8th May 2011.


Publications
• Anita S. Jadhav and Shashikala R.S. Prajapati 2014 “Study of Physical-Chemical Parameter of Dewale Lake in Panvel, Dist. - Raigad (Maharashtra) India” in “International Journal of Science and Research”, Vol. 3(9): Impact factor-3.358, ISSN (Online) 768-771.
• Shashikala R.S. Prajapati and Anita S. Jadhav 2014 “Seasonal fluctuation of Zooplankton Biodiversity in Panvel Lakes (Vishrale, Krishnale and Dewale) at Dist. - Raigad (Maharashtra) India” in “International Journal of Science and Research”, “With 3.358 Impact factor”, Vol. 3(7):  ISSN (Online) 2319-7064.
• Shashikala R.S. Prajapati, Anita S. Jadhav and Usha Anilkumar 2014 “Study of phytoplankton biodiversity in Panvel lakes (Vishrale, Krishnale and Dewale) at Dist. - Raigad (Maharashtra) India” in IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Applied, Natural and Social Sciences (IMPACT: IJRANSS) Vol. 2(7): 113-120. ISSN (E): 2321-8851; ISSN (P): 2347-4580. Impact Factor 1.3
• Anita S. Jadhav and Shashikala R.S. Prajapati 2011 “Analysis of water parameter of Krishnale Lake in Panvel, Dist Raigad (Maharashtra)” in International Journal Bionano frontier, Special Issue - 6. ISSN 0974-0678 Impact Factor 0.87
• Anita S. Jadhav and Shashikala R.S. Prajapati 2011 “Variation in Physico – Chemical parameter of Vishrale Lake in Panvel, District - Raigad (Maharashtra)” in Aquacult Vol. 12(1): 37-41.


 Presentations
• Presented poster “Study of phytoplankton biodiversity in Panvel lakes (Vishrale, Krishnale and Dewale Lake), Dist –Raigad (Maharashtra) India" at Inter - National Level Seminar at The Quorum Hotel, Mysore, Karnataka, 30-31 January 2014.
• Presented paper “Impact of pollution on Zooplankton Biodiversity in Panvel Lakes (Vishrale, Krishnale and Dewale Lake) at Dist. - Raigad (Maharashtra) India" at National Level Seminar at M.P.A.S.C. College, Panvel, 18th January 2014.
• Presented poster “Study of Modern Techniques in the Science Research (Maharashtra)" at UGC Sponsored National Symposium at Seth J.N. Paliwala Commerce, Arts and Science College, 2013, Pali – Sudhagad, Raigad-410205.
• Presented poster “Study Of Physio-Chemical Parameter Of Dewale Lake In Panvel, Dist –Raigad (Maharashtra), India" at UGC Sponsored National Conference on “Aquaculture: Prospects and problems” at Institute of Science on 13th December 2012, Mumbai 400032.
• Presented poster “Variation in Physico-chemical parameter of Vishrale Lake in Panvel, Dist –Raigad (Maharashtra)" at National Level Seminar at M.P.A.S.C. College, Panvel, 2010.


  • Ms Mansi Morakhia of T.Y.B.Sc. Class received an offer letter from Manchester Metropolitan University for Masters Programme in Food Safety.
  • Nishant Ravi Gupta was felicitated by Mithibai College for scoring 91.3% (highest in department) in T.Y.B.Sc. Examination 2014.
  • Ms Manisha Patel, Ms Pranali Karekar and Ms Nawal Bhati, F.Y.B.Sc. Zoology students won 2nd Prize in Exhibition of Working Models in “Research Meet-2015”.
  • Ms Priya Singh, students of T.Y.B.Sc. Zoology bagged three Endowment Prizes for securing highest marks in Zoology, highest in Science faculty and overall highest in S.Y.B.Sc.
  • Mr. Amish Kulkarni bagged Endowment Prize as diligent student of the year 2013-14.
  • Chiranjeev Roy, student of S.Y.B.Sc. Class won 2nd prize in ‘Nature Photography’ at “Prakruti-Bhavans College Nature Fest”. He won 3rd Prize in “Vrukshavalli” an Inter-Collegiate Competition for ‘Best out of Waste’. He also won 3rd Prize in “Saptaparni” an Inter-Collegiate Competition for ‘Bio-jewellery’ & ‘Bottle Garden’.
  • Cancer Research
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Fishery Biology and Aquaculture
  • Oceanography
  • Stem cell Research
  • Environmental Science and Management