PVP COLLEGE, Pravaranagar

Pravara Rural Education Society's

PADMASHRI VIKHE PATIL COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE & COMMERCE PRAVARANAGAR

A/p Loni, Taluka:Rahata, Dist.Ahmednagar Pin : 413713 Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Id No. PU/NA/ASC/(016)1971.


Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2004. It offers three years B.Sc. Biotechnology Course and two years M.Sc. Biotechnology course designed by Savitribai Phule Pune University. Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary branch of science, which offers various job opportunities for the students in the upcoming years. The Department at the level of masters is highly competitive and enjoys significant demand in Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Agro based industries. The intake capacity of the department for graduation course is 45 students. In 2008, it was further expanded with post graduate level with 24 students intake capacity.

This department since its inception emphasizes on appointing and inculcating meritorious faculty in various specialized branches in Biotechnology. The faculty members are excellent academics and research oriented.Currently, it has 05 faculty members in which 01 has qualified SET exam and 02 has qualified NET exam. Department has its credit a major project on Star College Scheme of about 77 lakh sanctioned by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in the year 2010-13 and 60 publications in prestigious national and international journals with good impact factor. Department has organized two workshops on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Reunion alumni meet in 2012-13 & 2015-16.

Department has separate Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Plant and Animal Tissue Culture, Microbiology, Bioscience and Bioinformatics laboratories with broadband internet facility. Departmental library has 32 reference books and 968 e-books as well as 80 project reports database. Department is well equipped with sophisticated instruments such as PCR, Gradient PCR, Gel Documentation, CO2 Incubator, Florescent & Inverted Microscope, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, ELISA Reader, Lyophilizer, Orbital Incubator Shaker, Flame Photometer, the required instruments needed for conducting regular practical as well as research work. Use of ICT facilities, LCDs, models, charts, Educational DVDs is regularly carried out to enhance understanding of subject.

Department provides hands on training for specialized / sophisticated instruments, Bioinformatics softwares, educational kits to the students. This helps in improving the experimental skill & instrument handling capability of the students.

Department encourages curiosity & confidence among the students by conducting workshops and seminars and also by organizing group discussions, students seminars & Educational tours. On a social aspect department organizes environmental awareness camp. Department is also in consultancy and extension services like novel biofertilizer and pesticides formulations.

Department has committed faculty with stability & good team spirit with good field experience. Staff member Prof. Ms. P. R. Pawar Short listed for Avishkar Regional Research competition for State level in 2014 organized by SPPU, Pune. Dr.S.D.Gaikwad got first prize for Oral presentation in National Conference organized by Department of Botany in December 2016. The staff members have published their research papers in UGC approved research journals, presented posters in International, National and University level Seminars, conferences and workshops during last five years. Among the students, 10 students qualified CSIR-UGC NET, 02 students qualified DBT JRF and 10 students qualified GATE. Mr. Gandhi Bhushan P. securing All India Rank First in GATE 2015, Miss. Thete P. P. represented college in the State level science exhibition organized by Balbhim A. S. & C. College, Beed in 2015. Mr. Bhalerao S. H. participated in Combined Annual Training Camp 57 Maharashtra BN NCC, Ahmednagar in 2016 while Mr. Mahadik M. C. won first prize in Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament organized by University Board of Sports, SPPU Pune, as well as first prize in Basketball Tournament organized by PRES, Pravaranagar in Pravara Krida Mahotsava-15 in 2015. Students of UG & PG participated in State, National as well as International Conferences, Seminars & workshop.

Faculty Profile

Sr.No. Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Email Id Contact No.
1. Mr. Kakad S.L. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biochemistry, MBA subhashchandrakakad@gmail.com 9421982732
2. Mr. Lodha R.K. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biotechnology, SET, GATE rahulklodha@gmail.com 8208391923
3. Mr. Tambe S.H. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biotechnology, NET(JRF) harshadtambe11@gmail.com 8698732649
4. Mr. Wagh M.S. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biotechnology, NET mswagh6492@gmail.com 8766484615
5. Mr.Naik R.S. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biotechnology naik.ravishankar02@gmail.com 9096608781
6. Miss. Bhalke S.B. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology waruleshital11@gmail.com 9175300992

Programme

Publications

Sr. No.

Title of paper

Name of the author/s

Name of journal (Vol., page no.)

Impact Factor

ISBN/ ISSN number

1.

Toll-like receptor-4 mediate benefits during neuroinflammation.

Sagar Gaikwad, Naveen C. R. and Reena Agrawal-Rajput

Neural Regeneration Research. (4) 11,

0.968

ISSN:1673-5374

 

2.

CD40 Negatively Regulates ATP-TLR4-Activated Inflammasome in Microglia.

Sagar Gaikwad, Divyesh Patel, and Reena Agrawal-Rajput

Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 03/2016. doi: 10.1007/s10571-016-0358-z.

2.6

ISSN: 0272-4340 

3.

Berberine induces neuronal differentiation through inhibition of cancer stemness and epithelial-mesenchymal transition.

Naveen C. R., Sagar Gaikwad & Reena Agrawal-Rajput

Phytomedicine 23(7):736-44, doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2016.03.013

3.4

ISSN 0944-7113 

4.

The critical role of JNK and p38 MAPKs for TLR4 induced microglia-mediated neurotoxicity.

Sagar Gaikwad, Divyesh Patel, Naveen C. R. and Reena Agrawal-Rajput

European Journal of Experimental Biology. 5(58):34-42

1.09

ISSN: 2248 –9215

5.

Microwave Assisted Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from LAB & Its Characterization.

Ashvini Suryakant Jaybhaye, Kavita Sarjerao Dhamale&Pavan C. Akkiraju

International Journal of Informative & Futuristic Research. 2 : 4316-4324

 4.164

ISSN: 2347-1697

6.

Lipopolysaccharide from Rhodobacter sphaeroides Attenuates Microglia-Mediated Inflammation and Phagocytosis and Directs Regulatory T Cell Response.

Sagar Gaikwad and Reena Agrawal-Rajput

International Journal of Inflammation. (7). doi:10.1155/2015/361326

1.97

 ISSN, 2042-0099

7.

Lactic Acid Bacteria: Antimicrobial activity and in vitro, in vivo studies of LAB activity on Fusarium oxysporum infected tomato seeds.

Kavita Sarjerao Dhamale, Pragati Devidas Sonawane, Ashvini Suryakant Jaybhaye & Pavan Chand Akkiraju

International Journal of Advanced Research. 3 : 954-963.

 4.6

ISSN 2320-5407

8.

Isolation and  identification of heavy metal resistant bacteria from petroleum soil of Loni, Ahmednagar

N. A. Gurave, V. V. Korde,

S. S. Dhas and M. Disale

European Journal of Experimental Biology. 5(12) : 6-11

0.14

ISSN: 2248 –9215

9.

Evaluation of phytochemical, antibacterial, antifungal activities of leaf extracts of Morinda citrifolia (Linn)

S. L. Kakad,

S. S. Pise & A. J. Dhembare

Pelagia Research LibraryDer Pharmacia Sinica. 6(4) : 9-12

0.654

ISSN: 0976-8688

10.

Evaluation of antifungal activities of some selected plant species against fungal pathogen

S. L. Kakad,

A. J. Dhembare & Ruchita Chakane

Scholars                                Research Library J. Microbiol. Biotech. Res. 5 : 24-27

--

ISSN: 2231-3168

11.

Evaluation of antibacterial activity of plant extracts against bacterial pathogen

S. L. Kakad,

V. V. Tungikar & A. J. Dhembare

Pelagia Research Library Der Pharmacia Sinica, 6(1) : 1-5.

0.654

ISSN: 0976-8688

12.

Enzyme Patenting – An Indian Perspective.

Pavan Chand Akkiraju & Srilakshmi Mamillapalli

International Journal of Advanced Research. 3 : 1576-1585

 4.6

ISSN 2320-5407

13.

Effect of physical and chemical mutagens on   rhizobium and study of mutated rhizobium activity on seed germination and antibiotic sensitivity.

Hire Vijay Bhagwan & Pavan Chand Akkiraju

International Journal of Advanced Research. 3: 1045-1056

4.6

ISSN 2320-5407

14.

Effect of Pesticides on Viability and Biochemical Properties Of Yeast, Rhizobium And Azospirillum.

Vrishali V. Korde, Snehal S. Dhas,

Neha A. Gurave, Sourabh V. Chavan&Pavan C. Akkiraju

International Journal of Informative & Futuristic Research. 2 : 4036-4043.

 4.164

ISSN: 2347-1697

15.

Detection of Plant Growth Promoting Activity using Fungal and Bacterial  Species

N. A. Gurave, V. V. Korde,

S. S. Dhas and R. Gaikwad

International Journal of Informative & Futuristic Research. 3(2) : 652-656.

4.164

ISSN: 2347-1697

16.

A Study on Nephroprotective and Antiurolithiasis activities of Ethanolic Extract of Asarum europaeum Leaves against Gentamicin Induced Nephrotoxicity in Wistar Rats.

Srilakshmi Mamillapalli & Pavan Chand Akkiraju

International Journal of Advanced Research. 3:1241-1247.

4.6

ISSN 2320-5407

17.

Phytochemical Screening of Selected Medicinal Plants and their Antibacterial Activities Against Bacillus Substilis and Staphylococcus Aureus

S.L. Kakad,

A.S. Wabale

& L.B. Disale

Indian Journal of Applied Research. 4 : 494-496

3.39

SJIF

ISSN: 2249-555X

18.

Effect of Rhizobium on Seed Germination and Growth of Plants

Vaishali A. Pawar, Pooja R. Pawar, Ashok M. Bhosale & Sourabh V. Chavan

Journal of Academia and Industrial Research. 3 : 84-88.

0.676

ISSN: 2278-5213

19.

Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Studies on Plumbago zeylanica L

S.L.Kakad,

A.S. Wabale

& M. N. Kharde

Advances in Bioresearch. 4 : 115-117

0.9710

 

ISSN 2277-1573

20.

Effects of Water Soluble Polysaccharide of Phellinus Merrillii on Laboratory Rats (Albino Mice)

Pawar P.R.,  Lolage Y.P.,  V.A. Pawar & Komal Chawkade

Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology. 3(5) : 610-615

4.5

(Cosmos)

 e-ISSN 2249 0256

21.

Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Aspergillus niger and Its Efficacy Against Human Pathogens.

Sagar Gaikwad and Ashok Bhosale

European Journal of Experimental Biology. 2 (5):1654-1658

1.09

ISSN: 2248 –9215

22.

Phytochemical analysis and HPLC study of

vitamin-C from Punica granatum L. Aarakta

variety of India

Pavan C Akkiraju, Dipeeka D Suryawanshi, Aparna J Jawakekar,

Harshad S Tambe and Srilakshmi Mamillapalli

Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies 2016; 4(6): 09-12

 1.8

ISSN: 2394-0530

23.

Phytochemistry of three indian varieties of punicagranatum and vitamin-c study by h....

Pavan C. Akkiraju, Harshad S. Tambe, Dipeeka D. Suryawanshi, Srilakshmi Mamillapalli and Aparna

International Journal of Advanced Research. 5(2):512-518

--

ISSN: 2320-5407

24.

Hairy Root Culture: A Promising Approach in Biotransformation

Vrishali V. Korde, Snehal S. Dhas and Neha A. Gurave

Pelagia Research Library .2016, 6(4):6-11

0.654

ISSN : 2249-7412

25.

Screening of Antibacterial Activities of Salacia Macrosparma (Wight) Extracts

AJ Dhembare, SL Kakad and S B Parkhe

Der Chemica Sinica, 2017, 8(5):478-481

0.654

ISSN : 0976-8505

26.

Phytochemicals, antibacterial, antifungal and

Cytotoxicity of some selected medicinal plants from

Bhandardara area, maharashtra

Kakad S. L. and Dhembare A. J.

International Journal of Applied and Pure Science and Agriculture (IJAPSA) Volume 03, Issue 7

4.44

ISSN

2394-5532

27.

Phytochemical screening of selected medicinal plants and their antibacterial activities against pseudomonas aeroginosa and salmonella typhi

Dr. H. R. Aher , S. L .Kakad and V. R. Jondhale

Indo american journal of pharmaceutical sciences.

0.43

 (3.60

Cosmos)

ISSN 2349-7750

28.

Phytochemical analysis and HPLC study of

vitamin-C from Punica granatum L. Aarakta

variety of India

Pavan C Akkiraju, Dipeeka D Suryawanshi, Aparna J Jawakekar,

Harshad S Tambe and Srilakshmi Mamillapalli

Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies 2016; 4(6): 09-12

 1.8

ISSN: 2394-0530

29.

Phytochemistry of three indian varieties of punicagranatum and vitamin-c study

Pavan C. Akkiraju, Harshad S. Tambe, Dipeeka D. Suryawanshi, Srilakshmi Mamillapalli  and Aparna J Jawakekar

International Journal of Advanced Research. 5(2):512-518

--

ISSN: 2320-5407

30.

Bioremediation of complex hydrocarbons using microbial consortium isolated from diesel oil polluted soil

Patil, T.D., Pawar S., Kamble, P.N. & Thakare, S.V

Der Chemica Sinica, 3 : 953-958.

0.676

ISSN: 0976-8505

Achievements

Awards received by faculty:

Sr. No.

Name of the Teacher

Name of the Award

Level

1.

 

Miss Pawar Pooja R.

Short listed for Avishkar Regional Research Competition for State level

University

2.

Mr. Gaikwad Sagar D.

First prize in oral presentation in National Conference on Current Trends in Bio-Sciences, Medicinal Plants and their Scientific Validation and Novel Applications

Inter College

Awards received by students:

Sr. No.

Name of the Teacher

Name of the Award

Level

1.

 

Mr. Bhalerao S. H.

Participant in Combined Annual Training Camp

University

2.

Mr. Mahadik M. C.

1st  prize in Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament

University Board of Sports, SPPU, Pune

3.

Miss Thete P. P.

Presented college to state level science exhibition 

Inter College

Achievements in exams by students:

Sr. No.

Name of the student

Year

SET, NET, GATE, DBT

1.

Shendge Anil Khushalrao

2014-15

NET, GATE

2.

Gandhi Bhushan Pramod

2014-15

NET, GATE

3.

Wagh Mahesh Subhash

2015-16

NET

4.

Tambe Harshad Sanjay

2016-17

NET

5.

Harode Vijay Sadashivrao

2016-17

NET

6.

Malawade Ruchi Rajendra

2016-17

NET, GATE

7.

Ajit Ramesh Sawant

2017-18

NET, DBT (JRF)

8.

Harode Vijay Sadashivrao

2017-18

NET, GATE

Events

2012-13

Events

Class

Subject

Guest Faculty

Date

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

M.Sc. Botany

 

Value addition to waste microbial biomass

Dr. B. P. Kapadnis

26/9/2012

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

M.Sc. Botany

 

Membrane Biochemistry & Protein Targeting

Dr. K. M. Kodam

26/9/2012

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

M.Sc. Botany

 

Areas of Plant Sciences for career development

Dr. D. S. Mukadam

27/9/2012

2013-14

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

M.Sc. Botany

Bioinformatics

Prof. A. W. Wani

23/12/2013

2014-15

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

M.Sc. Botany

Modern Techniques for Analysis of Secondary Metabolites

Prof. R. H. Autade

12/01/2015

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

M.Sc. Botany, Mathematics, Zoology, Chemistry, Environment

“Research Methodology &

Publications – Core Concepts”.

Dr. Ravindra W. Gaikwad,

18/01/2015

2015-16

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

Bioinformatics Awareness Drive in Maharashtra

Mr. Sameer Chaudhary

21/10/2015

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

Metabolic Engineering

Dr. Raksha Bawankar

12/01/2016

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

All Staff Members of college

Introduction to Research Methodology

Dr. Subir Mozumdar

15/02/2016

2016-17

Special lectures

B.Sc. Biotechnology

Application of Plant Tissue Culture

Dr. A. M. Bhosale

10/08/2016

2017-18

Special lectures

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology

DNA Markers & Its Application

Prof. A. W. Wani

12/12/2017

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