Admission 2022-23
Dr. Kanchan S. Chitnis

Email : kanchanchitnis@ruiacollege.edu

Gender : Female

Designation : Associate Professor

Department : Life Science

Total Research Papers : 1

Total Research Students : yes

Total Research Projects : 3

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Date of Joining : -


Research Area :

Medicinal Plants, Biochemistry, Food and Nutrition

No. Degree/Diploma Institute/ Organization Year Branch/Specialization
1 Ph. D.  (Philosophy of Doctorate ) Biochemistry 2000 Estimation of Protein Components and other Biochemical Parameters of Human Follicular Fluid and Serum.
2 M.Sc.  (Master of Science ) Biochemistry 1996 Biochemistry- Dissertation topic:Studies on Isolation and Characterization of Starch from the seeds of some Amaranthus species.
3 CSIR-UGC NET  ( ) Life Science 1996 cleared in Life Science
4 B.Sc.  (Bachelor of Science ) Chemistry as major subject. Botany and Zoology as minor subjects 1994 Chemistry as major subject. Botany and Zoology as minor subjects
Title Type Level Venue Organizing Institute From-To Relevant Link
Advances in Biotechnology Training Attended National NIRRH, Mumbai National Science Academies 01/03/2011 - 16/03/2011
Flow Cytometry Workshop Local ACTREC, Navi Mumbai Mumbai Immunology Group, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai 30/06/2011 - 01/07/2011
Research Based Pedagogical Tools (Level 1) Workshop State IISER, Pune and Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK IISER, Pune, sponsored by the Dept of Biotechnology (DBT) and MHRD 26/02/2017 - 01/03/2017
RUIA- IUP Biotechnology Exploration Program Training Attended International Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA RRAC and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA 15/05/2017 - 09/06/2017
National Hands on Training Workshop on Innovative Experiments in Biological Sciences for College Teachers Workshop National Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, under Star Status DBT, Govt of India 29/08/2018 - 04/09/2018
Type (Oral/Poster)
Title Title Conf./Symp. Type Authors From To Page From To ISSN Level Relevant Link Venue
Extraction, Characterization and Application as Natural Dyes of extracts from Terminalia catappa leaf and seed pericarp International Conference organized by Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment in association with by University of Antwerp Conference Dr Kanchan Chitnis 08/07/2013 - 10/07/2013 0-0 0 International University of Antwerp, Belgium Oral
Paper Title Journal Title Year Author(As Per Paper) Volume No Issue Page ISSN DOI Impact Factor Level Relevant Link
Recycling Flower and Kitchen Waste to Make Biodegradable Paper World Journal of Environmental Biosciences 2021 Tanaya Rahul Sheth, Apurva Ashok Gokhe, Pranav Nanda Kumar, Kanchan Shridhar Chitnis* 10 1 35-38 2277-8047 globally indexed journal, impact factor- 0.976 International
Phytochemical Study of Capsaicinoids Extracted from Indian Varieties of Capsicum annuum and Quantification of Capsaicin by Chromatographic Methods International Journal of Life Science and Pharma Research 2021 Aditi Khandekar, Apeksha Petare, Yashashri Kolalle, Mayuri Desai, Sayali Gaikwad, Kajol Chavan, Nimisha Vijayan and Dr Kanchan Chitnis* 11 4 47-55 2250-0480 Web of Science indexed, impact factor- 0.9 International
Isolation and Characterization of Lectins from Dolichos lablab and Lagenaria siceraria The Journal of Plant Science Research 2020 Prachi Nikam and Kanchan Chitnis* 36 1-2 151-156 0970-2539 National
Extraction and Characterization of Starch from Tubers and its Application as Bioplastic World Journal of Environmental Biosciences 2020 Madhura. S.Patkar, Rani.R.Prasad, Kshitija. S.Rahate, Pratik. A.Shetye, Rohan.A.Sinha and Kanchan. S.Chitnis* 9 3 1-5 2277-8047 globally indexed journal, impact factor- 0.976 International
Biochemical and Phytochemical Evaluation of betel leaf varieties Bodhi International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Science 2019 Dr Kanchan S. Chitnis* 3 2 1-6 2456-5571 International
Detection of electrical activity in fruit waste International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews 2019 Mihir Digavlekar, Sanika Shirsat, Dr Kanchan Chitnis* 6 2 9-12 2348-1269 International
Quantitation of Eugenol in Betel leaf varieties by HPTLC International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 2017 Kanchan Chitnis* 8 11 4858-4862 2320-5148 International
Study of Well Being of Urban Women Life Sciences International Research Journal 2015 Dr. Kanchan Chitnis*, Ankita Patil, Asmita Patil 2 1 82-86 2347-8691 International
Extraction, Characterization and Application as Natural Dyes of extracts from Terminalia catappa leaf and seed pericarp Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment 2013 Chitnis K. S* 17 9 94-99 2278-4527 0.636 International
Evaluation of Syzygium cumini Linn. Seed formulations available in the market using spectrophotometric and chromatographic techniques International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 2012 K. S. Chitnis*, S. B. Palekar, D. R. Koppar and D. Y. Mestry 3 2 556-560 0975-8232 0.45 International
Chemical Evaluation of Tamra Bhasma International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 2011 Dr Kanchan Chitnis* and Ms Ashley Mary Stanley 2 2 160-168 0975-6299 Elsevier indexed, impact factor-0.47 International
No. Type Title Name Prin. Inves./Co-Inves. Date From-To Funding Agency Fund Provided Govt/Non-Govt Dept. Prin. Investigator/Co.Inve. Date Saction-Completion Status Level Link
1 Major 'Effect of phytochemicals on mechano-signalling and migration in stem cells' Principal Investigator and Teacher Trainee -Dr Kanchan Chitnis, Mentor- Dr Abhijit Majumder, Associate Professor, IITB 02/12/2024 - 02/12/2024 DST SERB TARE Grant (Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence) 60,000/- per year fellowship to PI and overall grant of 16.50 lakhs (50% each to RRAC and IIT) Government Life Science, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College 02/12/2021-02/12/2024 Ongoing Local
2 Minor ‘ Biochemical and Pharmacognostic evaluation of Piper betel (Linn)(betel) leaves.’ Principal Investigator- Dr Kanchan Chitnis 30/04/2017 - 30/04/2017 UGC Minor Research Project 4.9 lakhs Government Life Science, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College 20/02/2015-30/04/2017 Completed Local
3 Minor ‘Extraction, Characterization and Stability Studies of plant extracts and their application as Natural Dyes. ’ Principal Investigator- Dr Kanchan Chitnis 25/03/2012 - 25/03/2012 Minor Research Project of University of Mumbai 29,000/- Government Life Science, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College 29/09/2011-25/03/2012 Completed Local
Name Type Month/Year Level Agency Duration Link
Dr Kanchan Chitnis Fellowship DEC   2021 National DST SERB TARE Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence grants 3
Dr Kanchan Chitnis for Quantitation of Eugenol in Betel Leaf Varieties by HPTLC-best research paper on application of TLC/HPTLC in pharma, herbal and other chemical analysis amongst 111 publications Award   2018 National P.D. Sethi National Level Certificate of Merit 1