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Department of Biochemistry
Biochemistry
  • Introduction
  • Striking Features
  • Career Options
  • Staff Members
  • Activities
  • Staff Acheivements
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  • Students Achievements
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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
    Head of Department
  • 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
    Head of Department
  • 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
DBT-Star Activity:
  • In order to acknowledge the contribution of women to science, Ministry of Science & Technology announced the theme of National Science Day 2020 as ‘Women in Science’. To commemorate National Science Day 2020, Department of Biochemistry organized a Conclave on the theme of ‘Women in Science’ on 26th February 2020. Distinguished female scientists like Dr Anuradha Majumdar, Dean-Science, University of Mumbai, Dr Kaminidevi Bhoir-Psychiatic Counselor and Dr Vaishali Bambole, Professor, Dept. of Physics were part of the elite panel of speakers at Conclave 2020.
DBT-Star Outreach Activity:
  • Department of Biochemistry organized a DBT- Outreach Activity on 17th February 2020. The theme of the outreach activity was to raise awareness about the need to meet our sustainable development goals as part of Agenda 2030.
  • Students from BMC schools were invited and T.Y.B.Sc. Biochemistry students explained to them the various SDGs. Students had prepared working models to explain the SDG. Interactive sessions were very fruitful.
  • To foster a research culture in the Department, all T.Y.B.Sc. and M.Sc. Part II students participated in Manshodhan 2020 on 15th February 2020. Ms Pooja Jaiswal and Ms Aaliya Virani won the First Prize in Category A Level 1.
Workshop conducted for students:
  • Department of Biochemistry organized a DBT-sponsored Workshop on Communication Skills for students on 12th February 2020 from 10:30AM to 1:30PM. The workshop was conducted by Mrs Padma Rolla. Mrs Rolla has more than 24 years of experience in Corporate and Campus Training. The workshop involved students engaging in many activities on verbal and non-verbal communication.  Students from the department of Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Biochemistry participated in the workshop.
  • T.Y.B.Sc. students attended a Hands-on Workshop on Bioinformatics on 30th January 2020. This was a DBT star activity organized by Department of Biochemistry. Dr Manan Desai conducted the sessions.
  • T.Y.B.Sc. students attended a training session on Excel organized by Computer Science Department on Monday, 13th January 2020.
  • T.Y.B.Sc. and M.Sc. Biochemistry students attended a Seminar on IPR: A valuable safeguard for the young Innovator on Saturday, 18th January 2020. The seminar was organized by Department of Microbiology.
  • M.Sc. Part I Biochemistry students attended a Workshop on Mass Spectroscopy on 25th January 2020.  The workshop was organized by Department of Microbiology.
  • S.Y.BSc. Biochemistry Plant Movement Research Project Presentations were conducted from 20th to 25th January 2020.

  • The Department of Biochemistry, Mithibai College (Autonomous) organized an educational visit for 47 T.Y.B.Sc and M.Sc. students to National AIDS Research Institute, Pune (NARI) on 2nd December, 2019. Faculty from the department accompanied the students. 
  • Second year students of Department of Biochemistry, Mithibai Collage of Arts, Chauhan Institutes of Science & Amrutben Collage of Commerce and Economics (Autonomous) visited the ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai, on 11th and 13th September, 2019. Students visited in two batches of 18 students each. Faculty Dr Swati Rawalgaonkar, Dr Sara Khan, Mr Kaustubh Jadhav and Mr Badal Parekh accompanied the students. They visited the Chemical and Biochemical Processing Division. Respective division scientists and technical staff explained the students about the research and technological activities of the Institute. Students were introduced to various equipment that played pivotal roles in determining quality of cotton. Equipment like the BOD incubator, colony counter, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, fast protein liquid chromatography chamber was explained in detail. This helped the students to understand the working and processes of getting new strains of cotton. An introduction to the nano-cell pilot plant included a brief on how nanotechnology is of great importance in the fibre, filtration, food, pharma, paint, cement and electronics industries. The knowledge gained by students intrigued many to apply for the one-month summer training programs offered in CIRCOT. It was an experience that led to a broader spectrum of research in science.
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra took the students of F.Y.B.Sc. Biochemistry for experiential learning of Paper 1 Water-Molecules of Life to Juhu beach on 21st August 2019.
  • In continuing with our theme of Ubuntu, the students, faculty and staff of Department of Biochemistry contributed Bedsheets to Mithibai NSS unit for flood affected people in Maharashtra. The department donated 50 bedsheets on 16th August 2019.
  • On 28th June students organized flash mob (group dance) to introduce and make awareness about ‘Ubuntu’.
  • On 27th June students of T.Y.B.Sc. visited Orphanage of disabled – Chesire Homes India, Bethlehem House, Opposite Canosa High School, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri East, Mumbai 400093, to bring happiness on their faces. Students played games and danced with them. They also donated groceries and kitchen utensils worth Rs.5000/- collected by the students, teachers and the non-teaching staff of Biochemistry department, to the foundation.  
  • On 22nd June a photography competition on the theme Plastic Menace-Silent Killer was organized.
  • On 20th June Biochemistry students organized a gratitude day for non-teaching staff.
Department of Biochemistry kick-started academic session 2019-2020 with the theme UBUNTU, which is a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity". It is often translated as "I am because we are," To bring back this vital quality back into the students of today, the faculty members and the students of the Department of Biochemistry, Mithibai College (Autonomous), took a pledge for celebrating the academic year 2019-20 with the theme UBUNTU. From 11th to 20th June the students of Biochemistry department put up a stall in the admission area to serve water, to the parents and students coming to the college for admissions. This initiative was much appreciated by parents and staff. 
UBUNTU – AT MITHIBAI COLLEGE’S ‘LUMINESCENCE’
Mumbai has been lashed with heavy rains since the past few days, a catastrophe mother nature is facing over last few years. However, at SVKM’s Mithibai College’s, Department of Biochemistry, it rained participants at the well-orchestrated “Luminescence’, the academic science intercollegiate on 6th August 2019. The festival epitomised and laid emphasis on the theme ‘Ubuntu: I am because, we are’ an African philosophy that believes in humanity towards others, leading to happiness in togetherness. This year, the fest’s main motive was to inculcate the three moral values of Ubuntu which are human dignity, compassion and justice. To incorporate UBUNTU into their lives, the students visited an old age home and spent time with children of Cheshire Home in Andheri East with specials needs.
Principal Dr Rajpal Shripat Hande spoke about how Ubuntu has helped us strike a balance between technology driven advancements and humanitarian deeds. He complemented the Department of Biochemistry for its endeavour to celebrate the concept and coined a correlation between the term ‘E-Ubuntu’ and ‘Go-Green’ as an ode to promote the idea of a green campus. Sir said that “Everyone takes birth in this planet and we become more important with each passing day and so ‘I’ and ‘U’ eventually become ‘We’ and strongly promoted the belief in celebrating togetherness.
The day long fest comprised of seven events which were namely: Quizuntu- a general science and general knowledge based quiz; War of The Words- a debate; Global Fusion- a fashion show that allows teams to incorporate cross cultural dressing in order to defy all odds and to prove that unity is a pivotal morale; Minute Made- a team event to inculcate togetherness through communication as one team member was blindfolded and other guided his peer. World On My Platter was a cooking competition allowing participants to combine various cuisines into one dish and Serotino a two-minute act allowing participants to spread happiness and positivity around. The students set their ideas about a Green Campus for a college through the creative event “The Green Concept
Luminescence gets bigger and better with each consecutive year, as this year the fest had 216 participants across 26 colleges of south Mumbai to Vasai-Virar, transforming Luminescence into the most sought academic festival of the city. The festival was supported and sponsored by Dr. Aneelji Murarka, who has been a consistent support throughout the journey of holistic development through Luminescence since 2006, along with Aharveda, Selon Seals, Krisha Udyog and Alumnus of the Department of Biochemistry.
  • An educational visit was organized to Silvassa on 23rd February 2019. Fifty-nine TYBSc and M.Sc. students visited Parle Man Foods Pvt. Ltd. and Universal Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. The students were given an idea about the working of an industry. They were briefed about quality control and quality assurance and its significance.
  • Faculty and SY and TYBSc Biochemistry students participated in the College Sports Day organized on 16th January 2019.
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra came 2nd in 100m race.
  • TYBSc and SYBSc girls came 2nd in Throw Ball
  • TYBSc boys came 2nd in Kabaddi
Seminars arranged for students:
On account of National Science Day on 28th February 2019, we at Department of Biochemistry celebrated science with the theme ‘Innovations for Sustainable Development.’ This activity under DBT Star College Scheme aimed at highlighting the significance of sustainable development in all walks of life.
Principal Dr Rajpal Shripat Hande unveiled the theme by motivating students to think of smart and simple innovations. The eminent panel of speakers included Dr Vijay Page, Director General MET Institute of Management, Ms Heena Bhimani, Yoga & Nutrition Specialist and an Alumnus of Mithibai College and Dr Vaishali Bambole, Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Mumbai.
Dr Page encouraged the students to work hard to be ‘MithiLaureate’. He complimented SVKM management in supporting and promoting the idea of sustainable development by doing work in the field of water conservation in Shirpur. Ms Heena did a yoga session with the students wherein she taught the students simple techniques to stay calm and concentrate better on their studies. Dr Vaishali, is credited with development of idli that stays fresh for 1000 days, shared with the students her innovation.
These talks exposed the students to the ideas and need of sustainable development for the future.
  • TYBSc students presented poster on the theme of ‘Biodiversity and its Conservation’ on 5th March 2019. Dr Hitesh Shingadia, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, judged the posters. Students presented posters on diverse topics like salmon and its extinction, Kakapo, Sparrow extinction etc.
  • TYBSc Biochemistry students performed research projects from 9th to 15th February 2019. Students worked in teams of two or three and performed projects. Some of the research projects were- To study and compare the effect of Storage on Vitamin C content and Reducing Sugars content in juices from two sources, To compare nutrient parameters of cow milk and soya milk (Ca/Mg, lactose and protein)., etc.
  • SYBSc Biochemistry students presented their projects on Plant Movement under DBT Star activity from 21st to 25th January 2019.
  • Students of TYBSc Biochemistry did Powerpoint presentations on the theme of ‘Recent issues in Environmental Pollution’ on 18th and 19th January 2019.   
GUEST LECTURE ON VOICE THERAPY BY Dr SONALI MANOJ LOHAR:
We at Department of Biochemistry believe in capacity building of not only students but also teachers. We strongly feel that communication is a building block upon which we construct other life skills. Without communication skills, the ability to progress in the working world and in life, itself, would be nearly impossible. Understanding the importance of the same, Department of Biochemistry organized a workshop on Voice Therapy by Dr Sonali Manoj Lohar, well-renowned audiologist and speech therapist on 9th January 2019. Madam Sonali brings a broad base of experience of more than 23 years in the field of speech, language and voice and hearing across medical, educational, and corporate speech settings, and feels passionately that everyone deserves to find and enjoy the Freedom of speech. Dr Rajpal Shripat Hande, Principal, welcomed Dr Sonali and emphasized on the importance of voice therapy for the faculty.
Dr Sonali talked about vocal abuse and misuse and also suggested ways to prevent it. She briefed the audience about the mechanism of voice production. Dr Sonali conducted ‘strawnification’ an exercise to promote upward and forward voice. Specifically, for teachers, Dr Sonali suggested tips to maintain vocal hygiene. The audience which included teachers and students had an enriching experience.
GUEST LECTURE ON CANCER BIOLOGY BY Dr UDAY MUNAGALA
Department of Biochemistry organized a guest lecture on ‘Cancer Biology’ as a DBT Star Activity for third year students of Biochemistry on 2nd January 2019. Since 2018-2019 has been the year of Alumni of Mithibai College, the department invited Dr Uday Munagala, an alumnus to deliver a talk on ‘Cancer Biology’. Dr Uday has done his Ph.D. from Tumor Institute of Tuscany and University of Florence, Italy. He is presently pursuing his Post Doctorate at ISPRO University Hospital of Florence.
Cancer happens to be a leading cause of death worldwide and we would like our students to be abreast with the latest developments in cancer biology as they are taught cancer in theory. Dr Uday also guided students who wish to pursue higher education from abroad as to how they can get some good scholarships and what are some of the good university’s and courses.
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.

Dr Nupur Mehrotra

  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra Co-chaired a session on ‘Student Centric Learning Methodologies: Exploring Possibilities and Sharing Research Outcomes in an Autonomous College at the 2-Day Workshop on ‘Autonomous Colleges in India: The Road Ahead’ on 8th January 2020.
  • Two Research Papers were published in Annals of Phytomedicine titled:
  • Vaibhavi Patel1, Nupur Mehrotra and Sara Anees Khan (2019) Ex-vivo study of Cinnamomum zeylanicum on anti-oxidative system and structural modifications of erythrocytes under hyperglycaemic conditions Ann. Phytomed. 8(2): 150-155
  • Nupur Mehrotra, Kaustubh Jadhav, Swati Rawalgaonkar, Sara Anees Khan and Badal Parekh. (2019) In- vitro evaluation of selected Indian spices for a-amylase & a-glucosidase inhibitory activities and their spice-drug interactions. Ann. Phytomed. 8(2): 43-54
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra was inducted to the Editorial Board of Annals of Phytomedicine.
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra attended a Refresher Course from 13th to 25th January 2020 at Vaze College on Environmental Science. 
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra presented a Paper on ‘Anti-diabetic effect of microencapsulated Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume and Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr.’ At Conference On
  • Humanities Science and Technical Education-2020, organized by Thakur College on 28th February 2020
  • Co-chaired a session on ‘Skill development to enhance employability in healthcare’ on 29th February 2020 at Transform Paramedic Conclave Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital 
  • The faculty of Department of Biochemistry, viz., Dr Nupur Mehrotra, Dr Swati Rawalgaonkar, Dr Sara Khan and Mr Kaustubh Jadhav participated and successfully completed the ‘Short Term Course/Workshop on Biostatistics and Research Methodology’ organized under the aegis of RUSA from 16th to 20th December 2019. 
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra is Member-IQAC Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy and attended the IQAC meeting of BNCP on   December 2019.
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra and Mr Kaustubh Jadhav presented posters of their BCUD Minor Research Projects on 17th December 2019 in Fort Campus, Mumbai University. Dr Nupur Mehrotra was also one of the judges in the Biological Sciences category.
  • Dr. Nupur Mehrotra received a grant of Rs 45,000/- from BCUD for her research project on Ánti-diabetic effect of microencapsulated Cinnamon zeylnicum and Syzigium aromaticum’
  • Dr Nupur Mehrotra was part of the DICE Educators Delegation under which she visited Australia from 30th March to 8th April.
  • 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

Mr Kaustubh Jadhav

  • Mr Kaustubh Jadhav received a grant of Rs 40,000/- from BCUD for his research project on Ánti-lipase activity of microencapsulated Cinnamon zeylnicum’

Sr. No.  

Name of Author/s 

Title of the paper 

Name of the Journal 

ISSN Number 

Year of Publication ,Volume No., Page Nos. 

1

Nupur Mehrotra

Medicinal plants, aromatic herbs and spices as potent immunity defenders: Antiviral (COVID-19) perspectives    

Annals of Phytomedicine

Print  ISSN:  227 8-9839

Online  ISSN:  2393 - 9885

2020, 9(2): 30-49

2

Lijo N Varghese and Nupur Mehrotra                  

Alpha-Amylase inhibitory activity of microencapsulated Nigella sativa L. and herb-drug interaction: An in vitro analysis

Annals of Phytomedicine

Print  ISSN:  227 8-9839

Online  ISSN:  2393 - 9885

2020, 9(1): 107-112

3

Nupur Mehrotra, Kaustubh Jadhav, Swati Rawalgaonkar, Sara Anees Khan and Badal Parekh

In vitro evaluation of selected Indian spices for a-amylase and a-glucosidase inhibitory activities and their spice-drug interactions

Annals of Phytomedicine

Print  ISSN:  227 8-9839

Online  ISSN:  2393 - 9885

2019, 8(2): 43-54

4

Vaibhavi Patel, Nupur Mehrotra and Sara Anees Khan

 

Ex vivo study of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume on antioxidative system and structural modifications of erythrocytes under hyperglycemic conditions

Annals of Phytomedicine

Print  ISSN:  227 8-9839

Online  ISSN:  2393 - 9885

2019, 8(2): 150-155

5

Nupur Mehrotra, Sara Khan, Swati Rawalgaonkar, Kaustubh Jadhav and  Badal Parekh

Anti-diabetic effect of microencapsulated Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume and Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr.

Conference On Humanities Science and Technical Education-2020, organized by Thakur College on 28th February 2020

 

2020,

6

Khan SA, Shubha Priyamvada, Sheeba Khan, Md Wasim Khan and Ahad N.K.Yusufi.

Green Tea Consumption Ameliorates Intestinal and Hepatic -Toxicity induced by Long-Term administration of Cisplatin

International Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology

 

2018; 2(1):001-009

7

 Naqshabandi A, Farooqui Z, Khan MW, Rizwan S, Khan SA, Khan F and Yusufi ANK.

Fish oil supplementation ameliorates long term cisplatin treatment induced toxicity and oxidative damage in rat kidney.

Journal of Nephrology & Renal Diseases

ISSN 1000109

2017; 1:2

8

Khan S, Priyamvada S, Khan SA, Khan MW, and Yusufi ANK.

Studies on Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) induced toxicity and oxidative damage in the kidney and other rat tissues.

International Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology

ISSN

2017; 1(1):001-009.

  • Mr Shivam Narkar and Ms Divya Singh of T.Y.B.Sc. Biochemistry participated in the drama and singing events, respectively, at the 58th Annual Day on 23rd December 2019.

 

Name of student

Class

Achievement

Divya Singh

TYBSc

Ist in University of Mumbai Youth Festival-Qawali

2nd in University of Mumbai Youth Festival-Western Group

Melisha Saldanha

Aaliya Shaikh

TYBSc

2nd in Malhar Omni Science Quiz

Shivam Narkar

T.Y.B.Sc.

Won best actor award -One act play at Nashik (State level competition)

 

Name of student

Class

Internship

Chinki saw

T.Y.B.Sc.

Workshop on testing alcoholic beverages at Haffkine institute

Chinki saw

T.Y.B.Sc.

Workshop on “Hands on training in techniques in virology”

Sandhya Kanboni

T.Y.B.Sc.

Workshop on “Hands on training in techniques in virology”


  • T.Y.B.Sc and S.Y.B.Sc. Biochemistry students won the ‘Best College’ Award at K.J.Somaiya’s Intercollegiate ‘Health Fair’
  • Fifteen T.Y.B.Sc and four S.Y.B.Sc. Biochemistry students participated in K.J. Somaiya’s College Department of Biochemistry’s ‘Health Fair’ on 19th December 2019. Students participated and won several events. Our students won the Overall Best College Trophy. The winners were:

(i) Nutritional Bawarchi- Simran and Sanjana-1st Prize
                          Sahil and Junaid- 2nd Prize
(ii) Biopictionary- Shivakshi and Kinnari-1st Prize
                             Jathin and Nouman-2nd Prize
                             Chinki and Sandhya-3rd Prize
(iii) Biohustle-Chinki and Tejas-2nd Prize
(iv) Health Court-Pragati and Priyanka-2nd Prize
(v) Poster Making-Pooja Jaiswal and Priyanka-2nd Prize
(vi) Biotreasure-Ronank Anand and Joash-1st Prize
(vii) Bioimagica- Ronank Anand, Aditi, Sana and Joash-2nd Prize
  • Rahab Ghalib, Rahul and Saloni Dhruve students of M.Sc. Part II-Biochemistry qualified University of Mumbai PET examination
  • Ms Krisha Shah-a 2017-2018 Undergraduate of Department of Biochemistry has been chosen as Ambassador by British Council.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Rywb5jrcQ&feature=youtu.be 
  • Shivam Narkar (S.Y.B.Sc) won 2nd Prize in Monoact at VAAYU,  3rd Prize in OneAct at VAAYU, Street Play-VAAYU and won award for Best Drama at CINTAA-2019 
  • Khanjan Vyas (S.Y.B.Sc)  won the 3rd Prize in One Act play at Kiran (K.C. College Fest) IPTA-productions
  • Neha Dedhia (S.Y.B.Sc) participated in Rangoli Competition at Malhar 2018. 
  • Ajay Yadav (F.Y.B.Sc.) won the 1st prize in Brain that Brew (Quiz competition) event of Microbiology Department’s RITE
  • Pratik Bhanushali (F.Y.B.Sc) won the 1st prize in Bottom’s  Up (Eating Competition) event of Microbiology Department’s RITE
  • Sana Shaikh, Aditi Vijan and Astha Vyas (F.Y.B.Sc) won the 1st prize in The Chase (Treasure Hunt) event of Microbiology Department’s RITE<
  • 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

 

 

                                                             

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