Department of Zoology

About Department

Department of zoology was established in 1989. The first batch of Zoology was graduated in the year 1992. Right from the inception results of department of Zoology were always higher than the University of Mumbai’s results. Students flow towards the subject is always higher than the intake capacity. Department of zoology have a very healthy environment amongst the students, all faculties and support staff. All faculty members use various teaching- learning resource effectively.

 Various activities like field visits, allotment of projects to students, student seminars, Online Quiz, Online course for students, Doubt clearing sessions,  Group  discussion, Wild life poster presentation,  Assignments etc are conducted very effectively. Activities like Career guidance , Teacher – Guardian scheme, Bridge course, remedial teaching , Identification of slow and advance learner’s and special coaching to those students, continuous evaluation of students, etc. are implemented rigorously.

Department of zoology has conducted successfully UGC Approved Career Oriented Course:  as Certificate Course,  Diploma Course, and Advance Diploma course for three years in Commercial Coastal Fishery & Marketing as an Extension Activity. All full time faculty members are with Ph.D. Department have maintained strong research culture with all faculties engaged in research activities. Our faculties have worked as member selection committee for selection of assistant professor, various syllabus planning committees of University, as Paper setters, and Examiners for theory and Practical examination of University of Mumbai, As reviewer and member of editorial Board of Research Journals.

Faculty Details:

Sr. No.Name of TeacherDesignationQualificationTeaching ExperienceContact No.e-mailPhoto
1Dr. Thakkar A. N.

Head,

Asso. Prof.

M.Sc. Ph.D.28 years9322891200aamodthakkar2222@gmail.com
2Dr. Kamble S. P.Asst. Prof.M.Sc. Ph.D.9 years9822159093sankam23@gmail.com   
3Dr. Patil R. B.Asst. Prof.M.Sc. Ph.D.9 years9890489996rb_aging@rediffmail.com
4Dr. Mrs. Jawale R. S.Asst. Prof.M.Sc. Ph.D.9 years9082691696rsjawalechaudhari@gmail.com
5Miss. Mhatre N. J.Asst. Prof.M.Sc.1 year7039750598mhatrenikita0172@gmail.com

Support Staff   

Sr. No.NameDesignationContact No.Photo
1Mr. R. H. MhatreLaboratory Assistant9221389868
2Mr. K. D. JoshiLaboratory Attendant9870532599 

Research Activities

  • Research Project:

    Year

    Name of Teacher

    Title of Research Project

    Grant Received

    Funding Agency

    Status of Project

    2012-2013

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Monitoring of pollution induced variability in water quality and diversity of Macrobenthos from coastal environment of Uran, Navi Mumbai.

    Rs. 13,00,800/-

    Major Research Project

    UGC- New Delhi

    Ongoing

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Antioxidative effect of Withaniasomniferaon oxidatively stressed male mice.

    Rs. 25,000/-

    BCUD Mumbai University

    Ongoing

    2013-2014

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Monitoring of pollution induced variability in water quality and diversity of Macrobenthos from coastal environment of Uran, Navi Mumbai.

    Rs. 13,00,800/-

    Major Research Project

    UGC- New Delhi

    Ongoing

    Dr. A. N. Thakkar

    Species diversity of macrobenthos from Mora coast, Uran, Dist – Raigad

     

    Rs. 15,000/-

     

    BCUD Mumbai University

    Ongoing

    Mr. S. M. Jadhav

    Assessment of Biochemical composition & Caloric content of Mugil cephalus from Karanja creek, Uran, Dist – Raigad

    Rs. 20,000/-

    BCUD Mumbai University

    Ongoing

    2014-2015

    Dr. A. N. Thakkar

    Species diversity of macrobenthos from Mora coast, Uran, Dist – Raigad

     

    Rs. 15,000/-

     

    BCUD Mumbai University

    Completed

    Mr. S. M. Jadhav

    Assessment of Biochemical composition & Caloric content of Mugil cephalus from Karanja creek, Uran, Dist – Raigad

    Rs. 20,000/-

    BCUD Mumbai University

    Completed

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Monitoring of pollution induced variability in water quality and diversity of Macrobenthos from coastal environment of Uran, Navi Mumbai.

    Rs. 13,00,800/-

    Major Research Project

    UGC- New Delhi

    Ongoing

    Mr. S. M. Jadhav

     

    Assessment of Biochemical Composition and Caloric Content of Marine Fishes from Karanja Creek, Uran.

     

    Rs. 3,65,000/-

     

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Ongoing

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Galactose Induced (in vivo) heart and liver of Chick Embryo

    Rs. 3,95,000/-

     

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Ongoing

    Dr. Mrs R. S. Jawale

     

    Detection of bioaccumulation of heavy metals in edible fishes, Mystussheengala&Mugil cephalus from Urancoast, Raigad, Navi Mumbai.

     

    Rs. 2,90,000/-

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Ongoing

    2015-2016

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Monitoring of pollution induced variability in water quality and diversity of Macrobenthos from coastal environment of Uran, Navi Mumbai.

    Rs. 13,00,800/-

    Major Research Project

    UGC- New Delhi

    Ongoing

    Mr. S. M. Jadhav

     

    Assessment of Biochemical Composition and Caloric Content of Marine Fishes from Karanja Creek, Uran.

     

    Rs. 3,65,000/-

     

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Ongoing

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Galactose Induced (in vivo) heart and liver of Chick Embryo

    Rs. 3,95,000/-

     

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Ongoing

    Dr. Mrs R. S. Jawale

     

    Detection of bioaccumulation of heavy metals in edible fishes, Mystussheengala&Mugil cephalus from Uran coast, Raigad, Navi Mumbai.

     

    Rs. 2,90,000/-

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Ongoing

    2016-2017

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Monitoring of pollution induced variability in water quality and diversity of Macrobenthos from coastal environment of Uran, Navi Mumbai.

    Rs. 13,00,800/-

    Major Research Project

    UGC- New Delhi

    Ongoing

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Galactose Induced (in vivo) heart and liver of Chick Embryo

    Rs. 3,95,000/-

     

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Ongoing

    Dr. Mrs R. S. Jawale

     

    Detection of bioaccumulation of heavy metals in edible fishes, Mystussheengala&Mugil cephalus from Uran coast, Raigad, Navi Mumbai.

     

    Rs. 2,90,000/-

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Ongoing

    2017-2018

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Monitoring of pollution induced variability in water quality and diversity of Macrobenthos from coastal environment of Uran, Navi Mumbai.

    Rs. 13,00,800/-

    Major Research Project

    UGC- New Delhi

    Completed

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Galactose Induced (in vivo) heart and liver of Chick Embryo

    Rs. 3,95,000/-

     

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Completed

    Dr. Mrs R. S. Jawale

     

    Detection of bioaccumulation of heavy metals in edible fishes, Mystussheengala&Mugil cephalus from Uran coast, Raigad, Navi Mumbai.

     

    Rs. 2,90,000/-

    Minor Research Project (UGC)

    Ongoing

  • Research Publications:

    Sr. No.

    Name of Teacher

    Number of Research Papers/ in Peer Reviewed/International/National Journal

    Books published

    1

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    18

    04

    2

    Dr. A. N. Thakkar

    03

    -

    3

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    07

    01

    4

    Dr. R. S. Jawale

    02

    -

  • Conferences/Symposia/Seminars/Workshops: 

    Year

    Name of Teacher

    Theme of Conferences/Symposia/Seminars/Workshops

     

    Level

    Date

    2012-2013

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Credit system for T. Y. B. Sc. Zoology- Theory & Practical.

    University

    31stJan 2013.

     

    Semester, Credit and Grading system in T.Y.B.Sc Zoology, Applied Components

    University

    16th February 2013

    Mr. S. M. Jadhav

    Credit system for T. Y. B. Sc. Zoology- Theory & Practical

    University

    31stJan 2013.

    Dr. A. N. Thakkar

    Credit system for T. Y. B. Sc. Zoology- Theory & Practical

    University

    31stJan 2013.

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Semester, Credit and Grading system in T.Y.B.Sc Zoology, Applied Components

    University

    16th February 2013

    Dr. (Mrs.) R. S. Jawale           

    Semester, Credit and Grading system in T.Y.B.Sc Zoology, Applied Components

    University

    16th February 2013

    2013-2014

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Innovation in Energy, Polymer & Environmental Science

    International

    10th to 12th Jan 2014

    Mr. S. M. Jadhav

    Impact of Global Climate change on Environment & Ecological Conservation           

    National

    18thJan 2014.

    Dr. A. N. Thakkar

    Impact of Global Climate change on Environment & Ecological Conservation

    National

    18thJan 2014.

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Impact of Global Climate change on Environment & Ecological Conservation

    National

    18thJan 2014.

    Dr. Mrs R. S. Jawale

    Impact of Global Climate change on Environment & Ecological Conservation

    National

    18thJan 2014.

    2014-2015

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    UGC Schemes, NAAC Third Cycle, Autonomous College, Research & Development

    Institutional

    7th& 8th May 2014

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Preamendment Workshop of F.Y.B.Sc. Syllabus

    University

    14th November 2014

    Mr. S. M. Jadhav

    Preamendment Workshop of F.Y.B.Sc. Syllabus

    University

    14th November 2014

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Preamendment Workshop of F.Y.B.Sc. Syllabus

    University

    14th November 2014

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Research Methodology (Major & Minor Research Projects)

    Institutional

    23rd Feb 2015.

    Dr. A. N. Thakkar

    Research Methodology (Major & Minor Research Projects)

    Institutional

    23rd Feb 2015.

    Dr. Mrs R. S. Jawale

    Research Methodology (Major & Minor Research Projects)

    Institutional

    23rd Feb 2015.

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Impact of globalization on Indian Literature

    National

    26 & 27th Mar 2015

    2015-2016

    Dr. P. R.Pawar

    Bioprospecting Microorganism of Marine Environment

    National

    08/01/

    2016

    Dr. A.N. Thakkar

    Revised Syllabus of

    F. Y. B. Sc.

    University

    15/07/

    2015

     

    Wetlands-Present Status, Ecology & Conservation

    National

    12/08/

    2015

     

    Swacha Bharat Abhiyan

    District

    07/12/

    2015

     

    Bioprospecting Microorganism of Marine Environment

    National

    08/01/

    2016

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Issues in Higher Education

    College

    07 & 08/05/

    2015

     

    Revised Syllabus of

    F. Y. B. Sc.

    University

    15/07/

    2015

     

    RashtriyaUcchatarShikshaAbhiyan (RUSA)

    State

    12/12/

    2015

     

    Issues in Higher Education

    College

    19  & 20/01/

    2016

     

    College IQAC: Meaning & Manifestations

    National

    30/01/

    2016

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    Challenges in Life Science & Environmental Management

    National

    18/12/

    2015

    Mr. S. M. Jadhav

    Challenges in Life Science & Environmental Management

    National

    18/12/

    2015

    Dr. A.N. Thakkar

    Challenges in Life Science & Environmental Management

    National

    18/12/

    2015

     

    Harmonizing Ecology, Equity & Economy for Sustaining Life: Issues & Challenges

    National

    22 & 23/01/

    2016

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Contemporary Research in Chemical & Life Sciences

    International

    22 & 23/04/

    2015

    2016-2017

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Peer Review of University Books for S. Y. B. Sc. Zoology

    University

    03/10/

    2016

    2017-2018

    Dr. P. R. Pawar

    T. Y. B. Sc. Revised syllabus in the subject Zoology

    University

    21/06/

    2017

      

    Revised syllabi of S. Y. B. Sc. (Elective course-Zoology) &T. Y. B. Sc. Appl. Comp. (Fishery Biology.)

    University

    19/07/

    2017

      

    NAAC: New Accreditation Framework

    College

    11/10/

    2017

      

    Peer Review/Critical Evaluation of T. Y. B. Sc. (Zoology) Syllabus

    University

    09/12/

    2017

     

    Dr.A. N. Thakkar

    T. Y. B. Sc. Revised syllabus in the subject Zoology

    University

    21/06/

    2017

      

    Peer Review/Critical Evaluation of T. Y. B. Sc. (Zoology) Syllabus

    University

    09/12/

    2017

     

    Dr. R. B. Patil

    Issues in Higher Education

    College

    07 &08/05/

    2017

      

    New NAAC Guidelines and Self Study Report Writing

    College

    07/10/

    2017

      

    NAAC: New Accreditation Framework

    College

    11/10/

    2017

  • Conferences/Symposia/Seminars/Workshops Organized
  • UGC approved National Conference:

    • Theme: Challenges in Life Science & Environmental Management
    • Approval letter: F. No. 24-1281/14 (WRO) dated 3rd March 2015
    • Amount sanctioned: Rs. 1,50,000/-
    • Dates: 18th& 19th December 2015
    • of Participants: 69
  • Awards/Recognition received by Teachers: 

    Sr. No.

    Name of Teacher

    Title of Awards/Recognitions

    Agency/Institute

    Year

    1

    Dr. Prabhakar R. Pawar

    Appointed  as Reviewer for International journal of Multidisciplinary Life Science

    journal of Multidisciplinary Life Science

    2013-14

    2

    Dr.Amod N. Thakkar

    Appointed as Moderator at ICLES College Vashi

    ICLES College Vashi

    2013-14

    3

    Dr.Amod N. Thakkar

    Appointed as Question Paper Setter for UG at University of Mumbai

    University of Mumbai

    2014-15

    4

    Dr. Prabhakar R. Pawar

    Appointed  as Reviewer for International journal of Environmental Science &Taxicology Research

    journal of Environmental Science &Taxicology Research

    2014-15

    5

    Dr. Prabhakar R. Pawar

    Recognised as Teacher of the Unversity for the Ph.D degree in Zoology

    University of Mumbai

    2015-16

    6

    Dr. Rahul B. Patil

    Recognised as Teacher of the Unversity for the M.Sc degree in Zoology

    University of Mumbai

    2015-16

    7

    Dr. Rahul B. Patil

    External Expert in Barns College of Arts, Science & Commerce

     Barns College of Arts, Science & Commerce

    2015-16

    8

    Dr. Rahul B. Patil

    Best Teacher Award

    Veer Wajekar ASC College, Phunde

    2015-16

    9

    Dr. Prabhakar R. Pawar

    Appointed  as Reviewer for International journal of Ecology &Eosolution

    Journal of Ecology &Eosolution

    2015-16

    10

    Dr. Prabhakar R. Pawar

    External Expert in Barns College of Arts, Science & Commerce

    Barns College of Arts, Science & Commerce

    2015-16

    11

    Dr. Prabhakar R. Pawar

    Appointed as Subject Expert-Zoology on the Selection Committee for making recommendations for selection of assistant professsors at C. K.T. College Panvel

    C. K.T. College Panvel

    2015-16

    12

    Dr. Prabhakar R. Pawar

    Appointed  as Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Microbiology

    Canadian Journal of Microbiology

    2015-16

    13

    Dr. Prabhakar R. Pawar

    Appointed  as Reviewer for International Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

    Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

    2015-16

    14

    Dr. Prabhakar R. Pawar

    Appointed  as Editorial Board Member for International journal of Environmental Science &Taxicology Research

    Journal of Environmental Science &Taxicology Research

    2015-16

    15

    Dr Amod N. Thakkar

    Recognised as Teacher of the Unversity for the M.Sc degree in Zoology

    University of Mumbai

    2015-16

    16

    Dr. Rahul B. Patil

    Recognised as Teacher of the Unversity for the M.Sc degree in Zoology

    University of Mumbai

    2015-16

Prominent Alumni: 

Sr. No.

Name of Alumni

Designation

1.     

Mr. Mayur Mohan Gharat

Surveyor

2.     

Miss. DhanashreeShantaram Patil

Sales Representative

3.     

Miss. Mayuri Jitendra Thakur

Lab. Technician

4.     

Mr. SushantShyam Patil

Data Entry  Operator

5.     

Mr. Dipesh Suresh Patil

Assistant Executive

6.     

Miss. MamtaDattatray Patil

Teacher

7.     

Mr. KiranSubhashSwar

Police Naik

8.     

Mr. Girish Suresh Mhatre

Operation Manager

9.     

Mr. Swapnil Ramchandra Gharat

RTG Operator

10.  

Mr. Vinayak Ambaji Koli

Advocate

11.  

Miss.Varsha Ramesh Kadu

Senior Exceutive,

12.  

Mr. Akshay Suresh Gharat

Exceutive

13.  

Mr. Harshad Mhatre

Deputy Manager Tender

14.  

Mr. Ajit Anil Thakur

Assistant Manager

15.  

Mr. Vishal Koli

Cashier NAD, Mora, Uran

16.  

Smt. ShraddhaThakur

Accountant

17.  

Mr. Rahul Bhagwan Thakur

Supervisor

18.  

Mr. ChandanRajendra Patil

Data Entry Operators

19.  

Mr.VishalHarishandra Mhatre

Transport Supervisor

20.  

Mr. ManojkumarDamodarGharat

Senior Assistant, JNPT

21.  

Mr. Pranay Vijay Thakur

Hawaldar, Custom

22.  

Mr. Ajay Sahebrao More

Police Naik, ATS

23.  

Miss. Pranali Rajesh Raut

Lab. Technician

24.  

Mr. SushantShyam Patil

Lab. Technician

25.  

Mr. Ajit Anil Thakur (Ex.)

Surveyor

Best & Innovative practices: 

  • Online Quiz: online quiz is conducted for students.
  • Online course was run for students.
  • Toppers talk is organised during which topper of previous year is called to share their experiences of method of study, representation skills etc to current students in order to motivate them.
  •  Poster preparation.
  • Distribution of e-contents to students.
  • Alumni donations.

Result:

  • Final year Student:

    Sr. No.

    Academic year

    Class

    Result in %

    University Result %

    1

    2012-2013

    T.Y.B.Sc.

    56.76%

    50.25%

    2

    2013-2014

    T.Y.B.Sc.

    89.47%

    47.61%

    3

    2014-2015

    T.Y.B.Sc.

    88.09%

    56.79%

    4

    2015-2016

    T.Y.B.Sc.

    92.86%

     

    5

    2016-2017

    T.Y.B.Sc.

    95.45%

     

    6

    2017-2018

    T.Y.B.Sc.

    71.05%

     
  • Rank Holder: 
  • Sr. No.

    Academic year

    Name of Student

    Marks obtained %

    University Result %

    1.     

    2012-2013

    1.Miss. Mhatre Laxmi Vasudev

    2.Miss. Gharat Sonal Manohar

    72.75%

    72.00%

    50.25%

    2.

    2013-2014

    1. Miss. More Sonali Arun

    2.Miss. Sutar Rupali Mahadev

    82.75%

    81.50%

    47.61%

    3.

    2014-2015

    3.Miss. Mhatre Snehal Dhanaji

    4.Miss. Patil Pragati Parshuram

    83.37%

    82.62%

    56.79%

    4.

    2015-2016

    1.Miss. Kadu Nita Suresh

    2.Miss. Keni Shrutika Kishor

    75.87%

    72.5%

     

    5.

    2016-2017

    1.Miss.Patil Sneha Ramesh

    2.Miss.Mhatre Varsha Rajendra

    83.63%

    81.50%

     

    6.

    2017-2018

    1.Miss.Raut  Pranali Rajesh

    2.Miss.Koli Mamta Anant

    81%

    78%

     

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