Accredited at A+ Level by NAAC. 'College with Potential for Excellance.' ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified. Recipient of Best Rural College Award by University of Pune 2009-10.



                The Department of Zoology was established in 1971. This is one of the leading departments in the college. The department conducts academic programmes at UG, PG and Research level. Out of seven staff members, five are Ph.D. holders. Two are recognised research guide for M. Phil and one for Ph.D programme. It is recognized as a star department under UGC- CPE Programme (2007) and also DST – FIST sponsored Department.

                 At present the Department of Zoology conducts teaching programmes in Zoology at U.G. Level, under two streams Non-restructuring and Restructuring stream. The department conducts a “Certificate course in Sericulture” under Career oriented courses.

                  Labs in the department are well equipped with all the required equipments and teaching aids, a separate computer lab is established with internet facility and the students are encouraged to use them in their project work. Special efforts are taken by the department to add latest Text books, Reference books and scientific journals in the Central library. Further each student is required to complete a small research project during the second year of the post graduate study.

                 Department is recognised as a Research centre. So far five Minor research projects are completed and two are ongoing. The staff members of the department have published 62 Research papers in various journals and 8 papers are communicated for publication, and also organised four one day seminars in the last five years. One of the P.G students has presented his project in ‘Avishkar’ and awarded with second prize at University level in 2007.

               So far Department has received grant of Rs.670000/- from UGC / BCUD and Rs.20, 00000/- from DST-FIST programme during 2003-2011.

               Dr A R Kurhe of the Dept has been awarded with Fellowship for Post Doctorate Research in University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain from 17 August 2011 to 22 June 2012. He is honored with Young researcher award for under water research and coral reef monitoring program- by BAMU, Aurangabad [2006] and Young scientist award for research paper presentation in international conference - by Society for advancement of biological sciences, Bangalore[2008].

               The research activities of the department are well recognized and cover areas such as Biodiversity, Toxicity, Environmental Science, Entomology, Fisheries, Pest control and Malacology. The department is actively engaged in research activities and generating funds from the U.G.C., B.C.U.D., University of Pune and D.S.T., New Delhi.  


Faculty Profile (2011-2012).

   Sr.No.     Name      Designation     Qualifications. 
   1.        Prof. Chug R.R.      Associate Professor        M.Sc.
   2.      Prof. Danave P.B.      Associate Professor       M.Sc.
   3.       Dr. Pokale B.A.      Associate Professor       M.Sc. Ph.D.
   4.       Dr. Pawar B.A.       Associate Professor       M.Sc. Ph.D.
   5.       Dr. Dhembare A.J.      Associate Professor        M.Sc. Ph.D.
   6.       Dr. Tambe D.S.      Assistant Professor         M.Sc. Ph.D.
   7.       Dr. Kurhe A.R.      Assistant Professor       M.Sc. Ph.D.


Achievements of Department.

• The department has been recognized as DST-FIST sponsored department and CEP scheme.

• DR. Kurhe AR of the department has been awarded Fellowship for post Doctorate Research in University of Santiago de
  Compositely. Spain from 17th August 2011 to 22ndJune 2012

• The department is active in teaching, socio economic activities of the college, village, University and National programs.

• The department is actively involved in research activities, Active in organizing workshops seminars for the students and the
  staff members.

• The department is actively involved in the evaluation system of the university.

• Regular students’ seminars are arranged in department.  


    Our Inspiration

Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil, the pioneer of Sugar Co-operative movement, who had a humble beginning, was chiefly instrumental in, organizing the much exploited sugarcane 'growers of the 44 villages, in and around Pravaranagar, way back in 1948, and establishing Asia's first co-operative sugar factory, which was commissioned in 1950.