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 Environmental Science

Any Science/Agriculture/Engineering/Home Science graduate student is admitted to the M.Sc. by following University and Government guidelines.

Department of Microbiology was established in academic year 2014-2015 to inculcate the significance of Microbiology. The department envisions creating skilled human resource in the field of Microbiology. The department offers under-graduate course under general streams with Microbiology as special subject at third year level along with that co-curricular activities are conducted for enhancing overall progress of students. The Laboratory is well equipped with all the equipments such as laminar air hood, Incubator ,autoclave etc.

Considering the infrastructural facilities and recognize guide available for the students to pursue Ph.D. studies, University has approved department as a research centre in 2009. At present two students are working for their Ph. D. degree in the subject at this center.

The infrastructure in the Department includes well equipped laboratories, instrumentation and computer room with free internet facility. The department is enriched with learning resources such as charts, rock and mineral specimens and modern ICT facilities like computers, internet, LCD helping the students for independent learning. The Department also run its own library with 130 assorted reference books, 180 student projects and 70 in plant training project of students apart from the central library of the College.

Modern teaching methods are practiced for teaching; like use of LCD, internet, GPS in addition to the conventional methods to conduct few lecturers. Besides learning, department also promote the students for In-plant training, ecological visits, industrial visits and to attend seminars/conference/workshops etc. The students evaluated through internal test, group discussion, seminar, tutorials and practical work. Final evaluation is through University examination conducted at the end of semester, as course run under semester pattern. The success rate of students in the subject has been consistently higher than 60%.

Research has become continuous activity of the department. To keep abreast with the new developments in the subject and also exchange research ideas, the department faculty along with research students attends various Conference, Seminars and Workshop etc. for their and department quality improvement. In last five years twenty three research papers published in National and International Journals. Through research activity, the Department is handling different issues to find some solutions on environmental problems which in turns help to extension activity of the Department. Along with this one minor research projects funded by BCUD, Savitribai Phule Pune University have been completed in 2016.

Apart from teaching and research work the staff members, continuously extend their services for the growth, development and working of college along with University work.

The staff members greatly acknowledge the constant motivation and support from the head of the institution, management and various funding agencies for the achievements.

Faculty Profile

Sr.No. Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Email Id Contact No.
1. Dr. Pondhe G.M. Head and Associate Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. pondhegm@gmail.com 9420951727
2. Mr. Gaurkhede S.S. Assistant Professor M.Sc. SET, NET sudhirgaurkhede246@gmail.com 8087908777

Programme

Major/Minor Research Projects

Sr. No.

Name of Principal Investigator

Name of the research project

Name of funding agency

Duration of project

Amount/ Fund received (Rs.)

Remark

1.

Dr. P. N. Kamble & Mr. T. D. Patil

Analysis of Soil Quality and Microbial Ecology and Biodiversity: Isolation, Identification and Characterization Of Soil Fungi Of The Dajipur Forest Bison Sanctuary, Western Ghat.

BCUD, SPPU, Pune.

 

(2013-2015),

17th Oct, 2013

2,00,000/-

Completed

2.

Pondhe G.M.

Impact of the urban waste on the quality of groundwater in Sangamner and Shrirampur area of Ahmednagar District

B.C.U.D

Pune University

2008-10

2,00,000/-

Completed

3.

Pondhe G.M.

Awareness of selected medicinal plants amongst the rural community of Rahata tahashil

Ministry of E & F

Through BAIF, Pune

2008

5000/-

Completed

4.

Dr. P. N. Kamble

Studies on Water Quality of Bhandardara Reservoir of Ahmednagar District With Respect to Physico-Chemical and Biological

BCUD , SavitriBaiPhule Pune University, Pune

2007-09

200000/-

Completed

Publications(2012 - 2018)

Sr. No.

Title of paper

Name of the author/s

Name of journal (Vol., page no.)

Impact Factor

ISBN/ ISSN number

 

Department of Environ. Sci.

 

 

 

 

1.        

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

Tushar D. Patil, Shrikant Pawar, Pramod N. Kamble and Savita V. Thakare,

Der Chemica Sinica, 3(4): 953-958.

0.56

0976-8505

2.        

Urban Solid waste and its disposal :An emerging challenge in Sangamner city, Dist.Ahmednagar,Maharashtra, India

Pondhe G.M and Thitme Sunil

Springer Publication

J.Waste Management. 32: 1279-1282.

2.428

1053-8801

3.        

SWOT Analysis and Strategic Sustainable Development of Ecotourism in developing Countries.

Sayed Ebrahim Mousavi, G. M. Pondhe and Ravindra Jaybhaye

Int. Journal of Engineering, Science and Mathematics (IJESM). 1(1) : 10-22.

 

2320-0294

4.        

Sustainable Ecotourism And Socio-Economic Cost And Benefits In Iran (Zayandeh Rud River) And India (Mulshi Lake).

Sayed Ebrahim Mousavi, G. M. Pondhe and Ravindra Jaybhaye

Abhinav Journal of Research In Science & Technology. 1(12): 45-53

 

2277-1174

5.        

Sustainable Ecotourism Development: Principles, Potentials and Practices in India and Iran.

Sayed Ebrahim Mousavi, G. M. Pondhe and Ravindra Jaybhaye

Int. Journal of Physical and Social Sciences (IJPSS). 3(9) : 13-26

0.2807

2249-5894

6.        

Soil Nutrient analysis and their relationship with special reference to pH in Pravaranagar area Dist- Ahmednagar, Ms, India

Kambale P.N, Kurhe A.R, Pondhe G.M, Gaikawad V.B and Erland bath

Int. J. Scintific and Technology Research (IJSTR). 2(3) :216.

 

2277-8616

7.        

Bacterial growth and growth- limiting nutrients following chronic nitrogen additions to a hardwood forest soil

Pramod N. Kamble, Johannes Rousk , Serita D. Frey, Erland Bååth

Soil Biology & Biochemistry vol. 59 pp:32-37.

3.65

0038-0717

8.        

Environmental Economic and social impacts of sustainable ecotourism Development in Iran and India.

Sayed Ebrahim Mousavi, G. M. Pondhe and Ravindra Jaybhaye

Int. Journal of Management, IT and Engineering (IJMIE). 3(3): pp:532-544.

 

2249-0558

9.        

Phytoremediation of Municipal Wastewater by Using Aquatic Plants

Hossein Azarpira, Pejman Behdarvand & Kondiram Dhumal, Gorakh Pondhe

Advances in Environmental Biology, 7(14): 4649-4654

 

1995-0756

 

10.    

Ecological Modernization: Footprints of Special Economic Zone in Ecological Restoration.  

Dhere Amar. Patil Janardhan and Pondhe G.M

Asian journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanistics. 4(4) pp:287-293

0.315

2249-7315

11.    

Wastewater remediation by using Azolla and Lemna for selective removal of mineral nutrients.) http://www.innspub.net

Hossein Azarpira, Pejman Behdarvand, Kondiram Dhumal, Gorakh Pondhe

International Journal of Biosciences. 4(3)pp: 66-73.

 

2220-6655

12.    

Vermiremoval of Macro elements and Heavy Metals in Municipal Sewage Sludge.

Hossein Azarpira,Pejman Behdarvand,Kondiram Dhumal and Gorakh Pondhe

Journal of Applied Science and Agriculture, 9(1) : 50-55

 

1816-9112

13.    

Potential use of cyanobacteria species in phycoremediation of municipal wastewater 

Hossein Azarpira, Pejman Behdarvand, Kondiram Dhumal, Gorakh Pondhe

International Journal of Biosciences.  4(4) : 105-111.

 

2220-6655

14.    

Comparative studies on phycoremediation of sewage water by using blue green algae.)  http://www.innspub.net

Hossein Azarpira, Pejman Behdarvand, Kondiram Dhumal, Gorakh Pondhe

International Journal of Biosciences.  4(4): 1-8,

 

2220-6655

15.    

Application of phytoremidation technology in the treatment of sewage water to reduce pollution load.

Hossein Azarpira, Kondiram Dhumal, Gorakh Pondhe

Advances in environmental Biology.  8(7): 2419-2424.

 

 

1995-0756

16.    

Public Health Risk and Environmental Impact Associated with Disposal of Urban Waste at Sangamner City, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

Thitame S.N, Phalke D.B, Pondhe G.M.

Int J Preventive and Public Health Sci; 1(2):5-8.

 

2454-9223

17.    

Microbial growth, biomass, community structure and nutrient limitation in high pH and salinity soils from Pravaranagar (India).

Pramod N. Kamble, Vishwas B. Gaikwad, Shashikant R. Kucheka and Erland Bååth

European Journal of Soil Biology. 59: 87-95

2.74

1164-5563

18.    

Induced N-limitation of bacterial growth in soil: Effect of carbon loading and N status in soil

Kamble P. N. And Baath E.

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. Vol.74 pp : 11-20.

3.65

0038-0717

19.    

Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) in Bore well personnel in India.

Dhere Amar and Pondhe Goraksh

European Academic Research Volume. 2(12): 15228-15237.

3.546

2286-4822

20.    

Estimation of Chlorophyll Content in Young and Adult Leaves of Some Selected Plants

Pramod N. Kamble, Sanjay P. Giri, Ranjeet S. Mane and, Anupreet Tiwana

Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology. 5(6): 306-310.

 

 

2249-0256

21.    

Comparison of fungal and bacterial growth after alleviating induced N-limitation in soil.

Pramod N. Kamble and Erland Baath

Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 103, pp97-105.

3.74

0038-0717

22.    

Possibility for application of pollutant transport model of river Bhima

Dhere Amar M. and Pondhe Goraksh M.

Bionano Frontier vol.9 Issue -3, pp439-440

4.856

0974-0678

23.    

“Remote Sensing And Geographical Information System (Gis) Based Morphometeric Analysis Of Kr-34 Watershed In The Sangli District In Western Maharashtra.”

Dhere Amar M. , Pawar Chandrashekhar B.,

Pondhe Goraksh M., and  Patil S.S

 

Neo Geographia Vol. VI, Issue IV, pp29-39.

1.092

(ISSN-2319 – 5118)

24.    

Removal of Copper (II) Using Bio-adsorbents from Prepared Aqueous Solution

Pramod N. Kamble, Ragini G. Bodade, Abhijit K. Sagar, Goraksh M. Pondhe, Viswas B. Gaikwad and Ashish V. Mane

J. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology (An International Quarterly Scientific Journal) -3454; Vol.17 (1) pp.215-222., p-ISSN: 0972-6268,e-ISSN:2395.

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p-ISSN: 0972-6268,e-ISSN:2395.

Achievements

faculty Awards:

Sr. No.

Name of the Teacher

Name of the Award

Level

1.

Dr. Pondhe G.M

Recognized research guide for M.Phil. and Ph.D.

02.01.2015 to 01.01.2023

University

Students Awards :

Sr. No.

Name of the Student

Name of the Award

Level

1.

Mr. Dhere Amar Maruti

Best Poster Award in OMICS Group Inc. Conference USA.

21-22nd May, 2013.

International

2.

Mr. Thakur Vinay Sudhakar

IInd Prize for Model and Poster, 12-13th Feb, 2018.

State

3.

Miss. Dervankar Snehal Subhash

IInd Prize for Model and Poster, 12-13th Feb, 2018.

State

4.

Miss. Khandelwal Anuja Jayprakash

IInd Prize for Model and Poster, 12-13th Feb, 2018.

State

5.

Miss. Valanju Harshada Santosh

IInd Prize for Model and Poster, 12-13th Feb, 2018.

State

Events

Sr. No.

Event

Level

Funding Agency

Duration

1.

Alumni Meet & Conference

University Level

Self

24th -25th Feb, 2017