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  • Biotechnology

Brief Description of Department

Established in the year 2002, The Department of Biotechnology at Ramnarain Ruia College stands strong completing 15 years of astounding success through 12 batches of T.Y.B.Sc and 9 batches of M.Sc. With apex popularity within Mumbai University and beyond, the Department stands proud with several academic and co-curricular achievements of students including University toppers, excelling research/ industry performers and rising entrepreneurs too! The Department strives hard to achieve these goals with the help of its dynamic faculty; a dedicated Departmental library with more than 1000 freely accessible books, dedicated bioinformatics lab, air conditioned, advantageously furnished laboratories, dedicated areas for animal, plant tissue culture and of course ever supporting non teaching and technical staff. While the Department not only boasts of its academic achievements, it also equally focuses on the overall grooming of the student’s persona and their social outreach. They are constantly kept updated about the current trends in applied sciences and associated careers through trending seminars, conferences, guest lectures and workshops held round the year. Since inculcating research aptitude has been a regular practice, students are constantly pursued to take up internships in India as well as abroad. Under DBT’s “Star Scheme”, the Department has been recently encouraged for projects which are on-going or in pipeline. We look forward to many more glorious years with even more achievements and growing stronger alumni.

  • Dedicated and devoted staff.
  • Well furnished and well equipped laboratories.
  • Well furbished Departmental Library with over 1000 Books.
  • Good research background.
Undergraduate Courses Offered by Department
Programme Name B.Sc Biotechnology
Degree/Diploma/Certificate Degree
Aided/Self-Financed Self-Financed
Year of Starting 2002
Intake Capacity 35

Programme Name M.Sc Biotechnology (By papers)
Degree/Diploma/Certificate Degree
Aided/Self-Financed Self-Financed
Year of Starting 2007
Intake Capacity 30
Programme Name PhD Biotechnology
Degree/Diploma/Certificate Degree
Aided/Self-Financed Self-Financed
Year of Starting 2009
Intake Capacity 05
Ms Supriya Kale Head of the Department. M.Sc Microbilogy Bioprocess technology, Microbiology, Immunology.
Ms Pramada Karnik Assistant Professor M.Sc, Biotechnology Cell biology and molecular biology
Ms Navjeet Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc, Biotechnology Animal tissue culture
Ms Neha Ahir Assistant Professor M.Sc, Biotechnology Plant tissue culture, Biochemistry
Ms. Pallavi Ghogale Assistant Professor M.Sc, Biotechnology Molecular Biology
Dr. Kalpana Dabhade Assistant Professor PhD, Biotechnology Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology, Fermentation Technology.
Ms. Rucha Karmarkar Assistant Professor M.Sc, Biotechnology Molecular Biology
Ms. Grishma Shetty Assistant Professor M.Sc, Biotechnology Immunology, Molecular Biology
Mr. Amit Narvekar
Laboratory Assistant
Mr. Nilesh Jadhav
Laboratory Attendant
Mr. Rajesh Berde
Laboratory Attendant
Mr. Bhushan Patil
Laboratory Attendant
Mr. Pritam Rajguru
Laboratory Attendant

Guest Lectures

  • Dr. N. Bharathan, Professor and Chair of the Biology Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA –Modern approach - Detection Of Biological agents.
  • Dr. Namita Limaye , Entrepreneur, USA – Biotechnology Transforming Healthcare.
  • Mr. Sagar Powale, Head Brewer, Bruhaha – Brewing techniques.

Seminars Organised

  • One day seminar on “ Current trends in Food Biotechnology”
  • Workshops Organized

    • Eight days workshop on “Advanced techniques in Bioanalysis, Cell line studies, Molecular Biology, Lab on chip/paper and Fluorescent microscopy in Association with Indiana University Pennsylvania (IUP), USA.
    • Two days workshop on “ Nano & Biotechnology- Innovation and revolution “ for Under Graduate , Post Graduate students and Educators each in Association with Harrisburg University , USA.
    • Two days workshop on “ Basics in Bioinformatics”
    • Three days workshop on “ Basic techniques in Animal tissue culture”


    • RUIA – IUP (USA) Biotechnology Exploration Program May 2017 – a month long summer training program conducted at IUP (USA) in collaboration with RUIA college.
    • RUIA – IUP (USA) Biotechnology Exploration Program May 2018– a month long summer training program conducted at IUP (USA) in collaboration with RUIA college.
    • RUIA – HU (Harrisburg University, USA) Biotechnology Exploration Program May 2018 – a month long summer training program conducted at Harrisburg University (USA) in collaboration with RUIA College.
    • Goa- Pfizer, National Institute of Oceanography, Coca- Cola.
    • Gujarat- Zytex Industry.
    • Institute of Chemical technology for Bioenergy.
    • CCMB, Hyderabad.
    • Potato Research Institute, Shimla.
    • Wheat Research Institute Karnal.
    • IISER, Mohali.
    2012-13 Ms. Kirthana Srinivasan University topper
    2013- 2014 Mr. Anmol Limaye Best Speaker Award at International SCDM Annual Conference, Las Vegas.
    2011 Ms. Sneha Sathe Third prize for poster presentation (Sajjan Gupta Konark Memorial award, 2011) at a Research Meet in Biotechnology, Environmental science and Phytochemicals organized by Jai Hind College
    2015-16 Ms. Priyanka Subramani Won 2nd prize in Inter Collegiate Public Speaking contest - ‘Voice for BT’ for Under Graduate Final year, B.Sc Biotechnology, B Tech / BE Biotechnology and Chemical engineering students conducted by Novozymes, Bangalore.

    Prominent Alumni's Designation Organization
    Ms. Sanika Kulkarni Clinical research Associate IQVIA, Toronto, Canada
    Dr. Akshay Ganguli Senior Research Associate Sysmex Cooperation Kobe, Japan
    Dr. Smita Patil Research Associate Reliance Life Science Ltd, Mumbai.
    Ms. Chinmayee Bandodkar Genetic Counselor Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA.
    Mr. Viraj Tawsalkar Scientific Officer ‘B’ BARC, Mumbai.
    Dr. Aishwarya Shevade Senior Scientist PPD, USA.
    Dr. Vijaykumar Powale Postdoctoral Fellow IIT Mumbai
    Mr. Jitesh Doshi Bioinformatician ACTREC, Navi Mumbai
    Dr. Vihang Ghalsasi Research investigator Syngene international, Bangalore.
    Mr. Sagar Powale Head Brewer Bruhaha
    Mr. Manthan
    Ms. Hiral Zaveri