S P Mandali

Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College

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Re-accredited with 'A+' grade (3.70 CGPA) by NAAC (4th Cycle 2017)

Welcome to Department of Life Science


ABOUT DEPARTMENT

The Department of Life Sciences was established in 1977 and with the sincere efforts of the teaching staff, non teaching staff and students; in 2012 it received the ‘Highly Rated Department’ under the College of Excellence, 2012. This was followed with another honor of the Star status in 2014 by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.

The department has contemporary syllabi and the infrastructure includes: Gel documentation system, PCR thermocycler, fluorescence microscope, inverted microscope, trinocular microscope, binocular microscopes, UV spectrophotometer, lyophiliser and many more. Along with an excellent infrastructure we also have a well equipped laboratory as well as a well stocked library. Our department has a highly qualified and illustrious teaching staff and an extremely cooperative, skilled and well trained support staff. The teachers are involved in the Career guidance cell as well as the National Service Scheme (NSS).

The department has three Doctoral Research Guides and the areas of specialization include molecular biology, biodiversity, biochemistry and microbiology. The University of Mumbai has awarded the PhD degree to four our students till date. The research and industrial collaboration was a project from Reliance Industries for three years on “Characterization of algae as an alternative source of fuel.” The teachers have guided UGC and Mumbai University research projects. The total number of publications done by the faculty of the department is 20 and counting.

Some students are involved as assistants to projects under United Nations Development Program (UNDP), National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), etc. The department students have also attended training programs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Harrisburg University.

We conduct biodiversity field studies to Ranthambore, Nainital, Gir Forest, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mahim Nature Park, and many more. The National Environmental Awareness campaign for tree plantation was done under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), India. Every year our department organizes a departmental festival “Synapse” to showcase the student’s creativity and innovation.


COURSE INTRODUCTION

Life Science involves the study of the following: A comparative study of plant physiology, animal physiology, developmental biology, human anatomy and physiology, genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, genetic engineering, tissue culture, biodiversity, environmental sciences, biostatistics, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics.


DEPARTMENT FEATURES


PROGRAMMES OFFERED

SR. NO.

PROGRAMME NAME

DEGREE / DIPLOMA / CERTIFICATE

AIDED / SELF- FINANCED

YEAR OF STARTING

INTAKE

1

BSc Life Science

BSc Degree

Aided

1977

FY 80, SY 50, TY 30

2

MSc Life Science

MSc Degree

Aided

1977

MSc I- 12, MSc II- 12

3

PhD Life Science

PhD Reseach

Aided

2009

06

 


FACULTY DETAILS

SR. NO.

FACULTY NAME

DESIGNATION

QUALIFICATIONS

SUBJECT EXPERTISE

1

Dr. Seema Shinde

Associate Professor and Head

MSc Life Science, PhD Botany, DHE (Diploma of Higher Education)

Life Science – Neurobiology, Environmental Science, Developmental Biology

2

Dr Nilima Gajbhiye

Associate Professor

MSc, PhD Life Science

Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Environmental science

3

Mr. Bhupendra Madavi

Assistant Professor

MSc Biotechnology

Biotechnology, Fermentation technology

4

Dr Kanchan Chitnis

Assistant Professor

MSc, PhD Biochemistry

Biochemistry, Bio-analytical Science, Food and Nutrition

5

Dr Kruti Dave

Assistant Professor

MSc, PhD Life Science

Mycology, Genetic engineering, molecular biology

6

Ms. Simone Vaz

Assistant Professor

MSc Life Science, NET, SET

Plant tissue culture, evolutionary biology

7

Ms. Shreya Junnarkar

Assistant Professor

MSc Life Science

Animal Physiology

 


 

SUPPORT STAFF

SR. NO.

STAFF NAME

DESIGNATION

1

Shri. Prakash R. Pawar

Lab Assistant

2

Shri. Badiram Y. Adbal

Lab Attendant

3

Shri. Mahendra M. Pednekar

Lab Attendant

4

Shri. Mangesh Sonawane

Lab Attendant

5

Shri. Santosh B. Daval

Lab Attendant

 


DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

 

Guest Lectures

 

Seminars Organized

 

Workshops Organized

 

Educational Visits

 


STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS

Most of our students pursue their Master’s and Doctorate Degrees from foreign universities like University of Alberta (Canada), University of Bonn (Germany), University of Drexel (USA), University College of London (UK), Virginia Commonwealth University (USA), University of Leeds (UK) and many more.

 


STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS

M.Sc.

ACADEMIC YEAR

STUDENT NAME

COMPANIES

2015-2017

Prachita Mhatre

Tata Consultancy Services

2015-2017

Suvidha Rumde

Episource ltd

2011-2013

Jay Pathare

Cipla

2011-2013

Akshay Chawande

Reliance Industries

2006-2008

Nilesh Ruke

Chembond Chemicals Ltd.

 

P.hD.

ACADEMIC YEAR

STUDENT NAME

COMPANIES

2015-2016

Dr. Yogesh Pawar

Reliance Industries

2015-2016

Dr. Yash Gupte

Reliance Industries

 


ILLUSTRIOUS ALUMNI's

PASSING

YEAR

PROMINENT ALUMNI’S

DESIGNATION

ORGANIZATION

 

Ms. Pankaja Munde

Minister

Women and Child Development

1998

Dr. Bipin Kulkarni

Research Scientist

National Institute of Immunohaematology (ICMR), KEM

2002

Dr. Vijay Menon

Research Scientist

Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Virginia, USA

2012

Ms. Pooja Bhalerao

Manager

Lab India



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Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College

Address : L. N. Road, Matunga (East), Mumbai 400 019

022 2414 3098 / 022 24143119