DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Name of Department
  • Biotechnology
Year of Establishment
  • 2004
Credit based Semester and Grading System.
Sanctioned Filled
Professors -- --
Associate professors -- --
Asst. professors -- 11
Name Qualification Designation Specialization Years of Exp.
Mr. Rohan V. Gavankar M.Sc (Botany), B.Ed, PhD (Pursuing) InCharge Cytogenetics & Plant breeding 11
Ms. Sneha S. More M.Sc (Biotechnology), B.Ed, PhD (Pursuing) Asst. Professor Biotechnology 9
Mrs. Victoria M. M.Sc (Biotechnology), M.Phil(Biotechnology) Asst. Professor Biotechnology 9
Mr. Basil R. D’Mello M.Sc (Biotechnology), PhD(Pursuing), NET(LS) qualified Asst. Professor Biotechnology 4
Ms. Maithilee P. Raut M.Sc(Biotechnology), PGDIPR, PhD(Pursuing) Asst. Professor Biotechnology 4
Ms. Glenys M. D’Souza M.Sc (Life Sciences), B.Ed, Asst. Professor Medical Physiology 4
Mrs. Ashwini M. Patil M.Sc. (Biotechnology) NET(LS) qualified, PhD (Pursuing) Asst. Professor Biotechnology 5
Ms. Aasawari Pawar M.Sc.(Microbiology) NET(LS) qualified Asst. Professor Microbiology 1
Dr. Sameer Mapari PhD (Biotechnology Denmark Post Doc (Denmark,Canada,Italy)), M.Sc.(Microbiology) MS (Food Science & Technology Melbourne Australia) Asst. Professor Microbiology
Mr. Girish Jamnekar M.Sc.(Life Sciences), NET(LS) qualified, SET qualified Asst. Professor Biotechnology
Mr. Akshay Patil M.Sc (Biotechnology) Asst. Professor Biotechnology
UG PG
Theory- 35:1 Theory- 40:1
Practicals- 15:1 Practicals- 10:1
STAFF Sanctioned Filled
Lab Assistant -- 02
Lab Attendant -- 04
Field Collector -- 01
Peon -- --
Qualifications No. of Staff
Post Doc 1
Ph.D. 1+5(pursuing)
M.Phil 01
P.G & NET 04
P.G. 11
Publication per faculty Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/ international) by faculty and students: 06
Basil Dmello, Maithilee Raut, Rohan Gavankar, Deepa Verma, maya Chemburkar., Production of Aflatoxin by Aspergillus flavus using modified and testing its toxicogenic activity on plant models., International journal of Bioassay.
Sneha.S. More , Sandhya G. nair, Devashish K. Mudappu., “ Evaluation and comparision of Iron concentration in water samples and tissues samples of Fish species Labeo rohita from two local lakes, achole lake and chakreshwar in thane district.Bionano frontiers.
Satish A Bhalerao, Deepa R Verma, Rohan V Gavankar, Nikhil C Teli, Yatin Y Rane, Vinodkumar S Didwana and Ashwin Trikannad “ Phytochemistry, Pharmacological Profile and Therapeutic Uses of Piper Betle Linn. – An Overview; Research and Reviews: Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, RRJPP | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | October-December, 2013
Teli Nikhil, Verma Deepa, Gavankar Rohan and Bhalerao Satish “Isolation, Characterization and Identification of Diesel Engine Oil Degrading Bacteria from Garage Soil and Comparison of their Bioremediation Potential ; International Research Journal of Environment Sciences, ISSN 2319–1414 Vol. 2(2), 48-52, February (2013).
D’souza Rohan, Verma Deepa , Gavankar Rohan and Bhalerao Satish “Bioelectricity Production from Microbial Fuel using Escherichia Coli (Glucose and Brewery Waste) “International Research Journal of 300 Biological Sciences; ISSN 2278-3202 Vol. 2(7), 50-54, July (2013)
Pualsa Jagdish , Verma Deepa ,Gavankar Rohan , and Bhagat RD, “Production of Microbial Lipases Isolated From Curd Using Waste Oil as a Substrate” Res J Pharm Biol Chem SciVolume 4, Issue 3, 2013 (July - September).
Number of publications listed in International Database (for e.g Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database- International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc.) : Nil
Monographs: Nil
Chapter in books : Nil
Books edited : Nil
Books with ISBN/ ISSN numbers with details of publishers: : Nil
Citation index : Nil
SNIP : Nil
SJR: Nil
Impact factor : Nil
H-index: Nil
Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including interdepartmental/ programme-wise
SR.NO PROGRAMME 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
1 F.Y.B.Sc -- -- -- --
2 S.Y.B.Sc -- -- -- --
3 T.Y.B.Sc -- -- -- --
4 M.Sc -I -- -- -- --
5 M.Sc-II -- 80% 70% 50%

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e. in Research laboratories/ Industry / other agencies
SR.NO PROGRAMME 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
1 F.Y.B.Sc -- -- -- --
2 S.Y.B.Sc -- -- -- --
3 T.Y.B.Sc -- -- -- --
4 M.Sc -I -- -- -- --
5 M.Sc-II -- 20% 30% 50%
Mr. Nikesh Kunder (M.Sc. part II)- selected for Summer School 2014 organized by University of Mumbai in Association with National Innovation Foundation 'Igniting Young Minds for Innovation and Discovering Unmet Needs of India'.
Ms. Priyanka Dinesh Tiwari (B.Sc.)- won 2 Gold medals in Youth & junior category for Pistol shooting at Pune Mayor cup, Pune. She has also won silver medal in Youth category for Pistol shooting at Prabodhanakar Thakare sports complex, Vile parle.
Ms. Amruta Kishor Patil (B.Sc.)- won Bronze medal in Table Tennis at Vasai kala krida mahotsav December 2013.
Mr. Sushrut Mhaskar (B.Sc.)- won 1st prize in Gatsby style icon competition, Malhar festival at St. Xavier’s College, August 2013. He has also won gold medal & bronze medal in Photography contest at Vasai kala krida mahotsav December 2013.
Dr. Haresh Kamdar, TSEC, Bandra
Dr. G. Ramakrishnan, chairperson, CSI.
Dr. Sunita Shailajan, Associate professor, Ruia College.
Mr. Rajesh Athaide, St. Angello computer education
Mr. Vivek Mendonsa, Lawrence and Mayo
National: Nil
International: Nil
Orgainsed in-house workshop to sensitize students towards research- 03
Name of the course/ programme Applications received Selected Enrolled M/F Pass percentage
-- -- -- -- --
*M= male *F=Female
Name of the course % of students from Same State % of students from other State % of students from abroad
B.Sc. 100% 0% 0%
M.Sc. 100% 0% 0%
Student progression 2014-15 2013-14 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
UG to PG -- 85 % 80 % 70 %
PG to M. Phil. -- -- -- --
PG to Ph.D. 01 -- 01 --
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral -- -- -- --
Employed
Campus selection
Other than campus recruitment
-- -- -- --
Entrepreneurship/ Self-Employment -- -- -- --
Library - Available
Internet facilities for staff & students - Available
Class rooms with ICT facility - Available
Laboratories - Available
Workshop on Virtual lab by IIT-B (2014)
Workshop of molecular biology techniques by NFB (2012)
Chalk-talk method
Power point presentation
Animations
Debates
Group discussions
OHP presentations
Assignments/projects
Industrial visits
Students are encouraged by the department to participate in extension activities conducted by DLLE, NSS and NCC, Nature club.
Strengths:
The teaching and the non teaching staff are young dynamic, commited and enthusiastic.
Well established laboratories

Weakness:
Students lack communication skills with reference to spoken English.
Students are quite unsure about their selecting the program, hence their interest weans as they advance in the consecutive years.
Over the years the attrition rate of teachers has increased.

Opportunity:
Research opportunity via VIVA Centre for Advanced Research and Development.
Teachers are involved in PG teaching which has motivated them to gain indepth knowledge of the topics.

Challenges:
To maintain the interest of the students in the subject of biotechnology which seems to fade day by day
To maintain pace with industrial demand and growth.

Future plan:
Getting Better infrastructure facilities,
Training students beyond the curriculum to make them industrious.
Academic improvement of the staff.
Providing state of art research facilities
Applying for funded projects from apex bodies
Active campus placement
Consultancy services

Teaching Staff:

Prof Rohan Gavankar has co-authored 2 review papers and 4 research papers in peer reviewed online open access journals. He participated in workshop on Aromatherapy held in VAZE College and also attended two days workshop on modern instruments used in medicinal plants analysis held in RUIA college. He has registered for Ph.D. studies in March 2013

Prof Sneha More presented a paper at National conference in Biotechnology for sustainable growth and development held in CKT College, Panvel on 3rd -4th January 2014. She has published 01 research paper in Bionano frontiers, Jan. 2014. She has also attended workshop for revised syllabus for T.Y. and M.Sc. Biotechnology. Prof Basil D’Mello, has registered for Ph.D. studies in June 2014 and has published 01 research paper in International journal of Bioassays in March 2014.

Prof. Maithilee Raut has registered for Ph.D. studies in June 2014 and has co-authored 01 research paper in peer reviewed online open access journal.

Prof. Ashwini Patil qualified CSIR-NET (LS) December 2013, All India Rank -48.

Prof. Victoria M. has attended workshop for revised syllabus for T.Y. and M.Sc. Biotechnology.


Students: (Sports & Extracurricular):

1. Mr. Nikesh Kunder (M.Sc. part II)- selected for Summer School 2014 organized by University of Mumbai in Association with National Innovation Foundation 'Igniting Young Minds for Innovation and Discovering Unmet Needs of India'.

2. Ms. Priyanka Dinesh Tiwari (B.Sc.)- won 2 Gold medals in Youth & junior category for Pistol shooting at Pune Mayor cup, Pune. She has also won silver medal in Youth category for Pistol shooting at Prabodhanakar Thakare sports complex, Vile parle.

3. Ms. Amruta Kishor Patil (B.Sc.)- won Bronze medal in Table Tennis at Vasai kala krida mahotsav December 2013.

4. Mr. Sushrut Mhaskar (B.Sc.)- won 1st prize in Gatsby style icon competition, Malhar festival at St. Xavier’s College, August 2013. He has also won gold medal & bronze medal in Photography contest at Vasai kala krida mahotsav December 2013.

CO-CURRICULAR / EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

a) Workshop on Virtual lab by IIT-B (2014)

b) Workshop of molecular biology techniques by NFB (2012)