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Report on Crash Course in Biological Techniques

 

The crash course in Biological techniques was conducted in the Department of Zoology from 8 th Aug to 29 th Aug 2010 on Sundays as follows:

 

Sunday I – 8.8.2010

Right from the first day we received overwhelming response from the students of F.Y., S.Y. & T.Y. B.Sc. forcing us to increase the strength of students for this batch to around 40 from 30 students anticipated earlier.

Also on this day there were special guests who visited the department. They were Prin. Dr. Sanjay Kharat, Dr. Chinchnikar (Dept. of Botany, University of Pune), and Visitor Prof. P.G. Dixit. They welcomed and encouraged the students and also guided them regarding prospects of such courses. This was an informal inauguration of the course and all the staff members of the department attended the first day.

The first session took place from 10.00-11.15am when Mrs. Sangita Sontakke (Asst. Prof. Zoology Dept.) gave the students idea of Bioinformatics. The second session started at 11.30am with detailed discussion about what is Bioinformatics and also the practical demonstrations. Mr. Narendra. V. Nyayanit (Asst. Prof. Zoology Dept., S.P. College) conducted this session. He discussed a variety of areas where Bioinformatics can be applied and by using internet facilities he demonstrated some of the Bioinformatics activities to the students. The students could gather the information of a topic which is usually not a part of their curriculum. The session was highly interactive and students got motivated to make use of Bioinformatics for number of purposes.

 

Sunday II – 22.8.2010

This was the second day on which Introduction to Animal tissue culture was scheduled. The first session on this covered the developmental aspects of animal conducted by Dr. S. A. Inamdar (Head, Zoology Dept) from 10.00am – 11.15am. For the second session which started at 11.30 am the invited resource person was Dr. Savita. P. Datar, Head, Zoology Dept., S. P. College. She introduced the animal tissue culture to the students and then practically demonstrated to them how to culture chick embryos and also to culture organs. In a group of 5-6 students, students also performed the culturing of chick embryos which showed growth up to 72 hours later. It was an interesting practical for the students and they are now interested in culturing and maintaining chick embryos on their own for carrying out various projects.

Sunday III – 29.8.2010

On the third day of the course, Mrs. Bharati Patil (Asst. Prof. Zoology Dept.) conducted the first session from 10.00am – 11.15am. She spoke about Scope of Biological Techniques. Dr. Sameer S. Terdalkar was the invited resource person. He explained the students the principles of some techniques that are very commonly used in life sciences.

Visit to Stem cell bank:

We had taken the students for a visit to a stem cell bank located in Pune city. There they had the opportunity to know various instruments that are used for tissue culture techniques and for working with stem cells. The visit was arranged on Wed, 7 th Sep 2010 from 10.30am to 3.00 pm.

 

The students had a chance to interact with the renowned faculty in this field and hence they are highly motivated to work in field of Zoology and research which was the outcome of this course.

 

Schedule of the Course

No.

Date

Module conducted

Resource persons

Topics covered

Duration

1

8.8.2010

Bioinformatics

Mrs. Sontakke and Mr. N. V. Nyayanit

Introduction and practical demonstration

10.00am-3.30pm

2

22.8.2010

Animal tissue culture

Dr. Inamdar and Dr. S.P. Datar

Introduction and practical on chick embryo culture

10.00am-3.30pm

3.

29.8.2010

Biological Techniques

Mrs. Patil, Ms. Kapadnis and

Dr. S.S. Terdalkar

Centrifugation, Colorimetry, Cell counting, Gel electrophoresis

10.00am-3.30pm

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT - ZOOLOGY








Organizing Nation Symposium in Year 2007-2008

Zoology Department Done the Project Lab to Land

Zoology Department Done the Project Lab to Land

T.Y.B.Sc Students participated in NSS Camp & Aware about the vitamins & minerals to rural peoples 

Every Year students participated in “Science Exhibition” conducted under the Science Association in the college.

Well Equipped Laboratory

Teaching Staff Information : Zoology Department Faculty

Name : Dr. Kharat Sanjay Sopan
Designation : Principal
Qualification : MSc. PhD, LLB.
Email ID : sanjay.kharat@moderncollegegk.org

Head of the Department
Name : Dr. Shakera A. Inamdar
Designation : Assistant professor.
Qualification : M.Sc, Ph.D.
Experience : 16 years
Research Paper : 12 Research paper published in Nation & International Journals
Books : 05 Books
Conference, Symposium & Workshop : Attended more than 20 seminar, workshop & symposium.
Awards :
  • Best Programme Officer, University Level in 2007
  • Smita Patil Samaj Gaurav Purskar, C.E.S.D. - National  Award in 2008.
  • Nehru Yuva Purskar in 2008.
Position Held :
  • Co-ordinator Environmental Awareness course. 2004 to 2008
  • Programme Officer N.S.S. 2004 to 2009
  • Area Co-ordinator N.S.S. 2006 to 2007
  • District Co-ordinator, Pune City N.S.S. 2007 to 2010
  • Director-Indian Association of Zoologist 2003 to till
  • N.S.S., Advisory committee member, Pune University
  • 2008 to 2010
Research Projects :
  • B.C.U.D. University Of Pune .Year 2009-2011
  • U.G.C. Year 2009-2011
Maharashtra Contingent Leader :
  • National Service Scheme, Republic Day Parade Camp -26th January 2008
Guidance for the research projects :
  • 2 M.Phil Students
  • Participated in various Curricular, Extra Curricular & Extension Activity
  • Organized & participated as a resource person in “Crash Course in Biological Techniques” for B.Sc Students in Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune.
Name : Mrs. Bharati V. Patil
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc M.Phil
Experience : 11 years
Research Projects : 1. B.C.U.D. University Of Pune .Year 2009-2011. Amount Sanctioned: 3, 00,000/-
Conference, Symposium & Workshop : Attended more than 10 seminar, workshop & symposium.
Position Held :
  • Assistant Co-ordinator Environmental Awareness course. 2008 to till.
Highlights
  • Participated in various Curricular, Extra Curricular & Extension Activity.
  • Participated as a Resource person in “Crash Course in Biological Techniques” organized for B.Sc Students in Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune-53.
Guidance for the research projects
  • 1 M.Sc Student.
Email ID : bharati.patil@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Mrs. Sangita Sandeep Sontakke
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc, SET
Experience
  • From July 2010 till date.
  • Worked as CHB lecturer in S.P. College from July 2005 to Dec 2009.
  • Worked as a visiting faculty for vocational Biotechnology in Fergusson College from July 2006 to June 2010.
  • Worked as a guest faculty for living machines in College of Engineering, Pune from Dec 2008 to April 2009.
  • Worked as a guest faculty for M.Sc. Biotechnology in Tilak Maharashtra University.
Books : 02 Books are published
Plenary lecture : Have delivered lectures on “Introduction to Bioinformatics” in various workshops.
Highlights
  • Co-ordinator & participated as a resource person in “Crash Course in Biological Techniques” organized for B.Sc Students in Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune-53.
Email ID : sangita.sontakke@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Mrs. Archana Abhay Jadhav
Designation : Assistant professor.
Qualification : M.Sc. (Physiology)
Participated in various Curricular, Extra Curricular & Extension Activities.

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