DEPARTMENT Zoology

Name of Department
  • Zoology
Year of Establishment
  • 2005
Credit based Semester and Grading System.
Sanctioned Filled
Professors -- --
Associate professors -- --
Asst. professors -- 06
Name Qualification Designation Specialization Years of Exp.
Mrs. Anushri Ashish Kini MSc , MPhil. B.Ed Asst. Professor(Incharge) Oceanography 11
Ms. Smita Subramanian MSc , Diploma in Clinical Research and Registered for PhD Asst. Professor Endocrinology 4
Mr.Johnson Varkey MSc Asst. Professor Oceanography 3
Mrs. Neeta Kalekar Msc, BEd Asst. Professor Animal Physiology 1
Pritesh Ghadigaonkar MSc, Registered for Ph.D Asst. Professor Oceanography 1
Ms. Preetha Acharya MSc, BEd, Registered for Ph.D Asst. Professor Oceanography 2
STAFF Sanctioned Filled
Lab Assistant -- 02
Lab Attendant -- 04
Field Collector -- 01
Peon -- --
Qualifications No. of Staff
Ph.D. (Pursuing) 04
M.Phil 01
P.G. 07

* Study of physicochemical characteristics of water quality of Ram mandir road, rai vilage, Bhayander.: Harshada Koli, Anushree Kini, Supriya Deshpande. Published in proceedings of UGC sponsered National Seminar on Wetlands Presemt status, Ecology and Conservation, August 2015, pp 201 to 207 ISBN 978-81-925005-9.

* Threats to existing diversity of Avifauna of Gogte salt plant, Mumabi suburb.: Johnson Varkey, Akshay Pandirkar, Bruno Fernandes, Kuldeep Phatak, Prasad Khadye, Pritesh Ghadigaonkar. Published in proceedings of UGC sponsered National Seminar on Wetlands Presemt status, Ecology and Conservation, August 2015, pp 1 to 8 ISBN 978-81-925005-9.

* Biodiversity in and around Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, junnar, Pune district with special to Avifauna, Herpatofauna and Mammalian Diversity.: Pritesh Ghadigaonkar, Akshay Pandirkar, Rovhin Todankar, Akash Kuwar, Harshal Karve, Prajal Jangam. Published in proceedings of UGC sponsered National Seminar on Wetlands Presemt status, Ecology and Conservation, August 2015, pp 9 to 19 ISBN 978-81-925005-9.

* Number of publicationslisted in internationalDatabase(For Eg:Web of science,Scopes,Humanities,Internatinal Complete,Dare Database-International social Science Directory,EBSCO host etc.)-Nil

∗ Monographs-Nil

∗ Chapters in Books-Nil

∗ Edited Books-Nil

∗ Books with ISBN/ISSN numbers with details of publishers-Nil

∗ Citation Index -Nil

∗ SNIP-Nil

∗ SJR-Nil

∗ Impact Factor -Nil

∗ h-index-Nil

a) Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including interdepartmental/ programme-wise:

  • percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter-departmental/ programme: ongoing
  • Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e in research

Laboratories/industries/other agencies: Nil.

Faculty: Nil.


Students:

1. Bhupendra Mishra Indira Gandhi NSS National award
2. Rohan Mathews Taiquando silver medal Vasai Kalakrida
3. Kalpana Kanojia Boxing Silver Medal
4. Shushant Galwankar Selected for National republic Day Parade Delhi 2014
5. Abhishek Nijai 1st Place in 400 mtr hurdles in National Merchantile/Corporate masters track & field Championship 2015.
2nd Place in 4x100 mtr relay in National Merchantile/Corporate masters track & field Championship 2015.
3rd Place in triple jump in National Merchantile/Corporate masters track & field Championship 2015.
1st Place in 110 mtr Hurdle in National Merchantile/Corporate masters track & field Championship 2015.
1st Place in 400 mtr Hurdle in Thane district level games 2015.
2nd Place in 4x400 relay in State level jr Atletics games 2015.
3rd Place in 100 running Hurdle in Taluka level games 2014.
3rd Place in 800 running Hurdle in Taluka level games 2014.
1st Place in 400 mtr relay in Taluka level games 2014.
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%
Student progression Against % enrolled
UG to PG 40%
PG to M. Phil. --
PG to Ph.D. 2%
PG to Ph.D. --
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral --
Employed
Campus selection
Other than campus recruitment
--
Entrepreneurship/ Self-Employment --
a)Library: Available, Departmental library books for staff and students.
b)Internet facilities for staff & students: Available
c)Class rooms with ICT facility: available
Laboratories: Well-equipped Laboratory available.
Scholarship:
Academic year Number of students
2012-13 04
2013-14 21
1. Department has organized Bio-chemical instrumentation workshop
2. Workshop on Bio-informatics theory and Online Practical
Chalk and Talk
Group Discussion.
Role Play Activity.
Use of OHP.
PowerPoint Presentation
Hands –on –Training Activity.
Excursion (short & Long) for live experience
Seminars.
Assignments.
Tutorials.
Remedial Teaching/Lectures
Nature Trails.
Students Participate in Extention activities of DLLE Department of University
Students and staff members participated in beach cleaning drive, cleaning of Jivdani temple area, blood donation camp, plantation,Nature trails.
Organizing Awareness Programmme for local fisherman regarding recent trends in fishing and use of new techniques and technology.
Awareness Programme of PCOD for females
Strengths:
Effort put by efficient and dynamic teachers and support from Principal, Management and other sister departments.

Weakness:
Although teachers are efficient but they are not approved

Opportunity:
Teachers can complete their Phd’s and qualify NET/SET examination.
Work on various Projects and Publish Papers in National and International Journals by Teachers and students.

Challenges:
To keep on Improving on the skills, faculty will try to publish at least two papers in a year. Will carry out many research Projects along with students.
Make students aware about scope of the subject in which the interest is fading among students.
Most students are of Vernacular medium so crossing language barrier.

Future plan:
Starting PG Programs.
Academic Improvement of staff

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS RECEIVED BY STUDENTS:

• Bhupendra Mishra- Indira Gandhi NSS national award.

• Ankita Patil was selected for the Adventure Camp National level and West Zone Special Camp(2012-13)

• Roshan Matthews- Taekwondo Silver Medal, Vasai Kala Krida

• Kalpana Kanojia- Boxing Silver Medal

• Adnan Bhanwadia- 2nd in University in T.Y.BSc.(CBSGS) Examination (2013-14) in Zoology.

• Sushant Galvankar is selected for Republic Day Parade of 2015 .

• Sushant Galvankar selected for the SSB Army Recruitment.

CO-CURRICULAR / EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

Departmental Activity:

1) Excursion to Mahabaleshwar (8th -11th Feb 2011)

2) Career Guidance Lecture for all Zoology Students (16th Feb 2012)Career Guidance Lecture for all Zoology Students (16th Feb 2012)

3) Career Guidance Lecture for all Zoology Students (31st Aug 2012)

4) Visit to Emu Farm at Virar (5th Feb 2012)

5) Short Excursion to Keshavshrushti (7th Dec 2013)

6) Visit to SGNP for F.Y.BSc.(19th Dec 2013)

7) Biochemical Instrumentation workshop organized by department ( 15th &16th Jan 2010)

8) Bio-informatics Workshop organized by department (29th Jan2011)

9) Short Excursion to SGNP (Nov 2011)

10) Short Excursion to Karnala (Aug 2011)

11) Film on Wildlife displayed(2011)

12) Exhibition on Evolution of Man(2011)

13) Photography Exhibition on Biodiversity(2011)

14) Biodiversity of Salt pan and area around New Viva College Talk and Presentation(2013)

15) Zoological excursion to Goa and Dandelli (2014)

16) Birding for F.Y.BSc Students behind New Viva College Wet Lands(2014)

17) Birding at Tungareshwar,Pelhar, Vasai Salt Pans, on regular basis (2013-14)

18) A Seminar on PCOD for T.Y.BSc/B COM/BA/BMM/BMS girls conducted in Collaboration with Women Development Cell (2014)

19) Short Excursion for S.Y.BSc.& T.Y.BSc.to Satpatti Palghar (6th Dec 2014)

20) Short Excursion for S.Y.BSc.& T.Y.BSc.to Satpatti Palghar (6th Dec 2014)

21) University ranker: Adnan Bhanwadia- 2nd in University in T.Y.BSc.(CBSGS) Examination (2013-14) in Zoology.

Seminars /workshop organized by Dept:

Bio-informatics Workshop organized by department (29th Jan2011) A Seminar on PCOD for T.Y.BSc/B COM/BA/BMM/BMS girls conducted in Collaboration with Women Development Cell (2014)

Achievements of Staff: Mrs. Anushri Kini, Ms. Smita Pillai, Mr. Ajay Tripathi Mr. Johnson Varkey Presented two papersin Dec2014

  1. ” Seasonal variations of Physico-chemical Properties of Bolinj Ram Mandir talao, Virar (W)”at 4th International Science congress held at Pacific university, Udaipur
  2. “Study of Diversity and Current Status of Lepidopterans of Vasai Fort”at a conference on Recent trends in Biological Sciences organized by DEpt. Of Biotechnology, University of Mumbai Mrs. Anushri Kini and Mr. Johnson Varkey Presented a Paper on “Phytochemical Properties of three species of Solanum” at 4th international science congress,pacific University Udaipur.