Department of Biotechnology

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

Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Email Contact No.
Mr. Kakad S.L. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biochemistry, MBA 9421982732
Mr. Lodha R.K. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biotechnology, SET, GATE 8208391923
Mr. Tambe S.H. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biotechnology, NET(JRF) 8698732649
Mr. Wagh M.S. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biotechnology, NET 8766484615
Mr.Naik R.S. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Biotechnology 9096608781
Miss. Bhalke S.B. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology 9175300992



Faculty Awards

Name of the Faculty Name of the Award Level
Miss Pawar Pooja R. Short listed for Avishkar Regional Research Competition for State level University
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

Student Awards

Name of the Student Name of the Award Level
Mr. Bhalerao S. H. Participant in Combined Annual Training Camp University
Mr. Mahadik M. C. 1st prize in Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament University Board of Sports, SPPU, Pune
Miss Thete P. P. Presented college to state level science exhibition Inter College

Achievements in exams by Students

Name of the Student Year SET, NET, GATE, DBT
Shendge Anil Khushalrao 2014-15 NET, GATE
Gandhi Bhushan Pramod 2014-15 NET, GATE
Wagh Mahesh Subhash 2015-16 NET
Tambe Harshad Sanjay 2016-17 NET
Harode Vijay Sadashivrao 2016-17 NET
Malawade Ruchi Rajendra 2016-17 NET, GATE
Ajit Ramesh Sawant 2017-18 NET, DBT (JRF)
Harode Vijay Sadashivrao 2017-18 NET, GATE



Event 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


Event Class Subject Guest Faculty Date
Special lectures B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Botany Bioinformatics Prof. A. W. Wani 23/12/2013


Event Class Subject Guest Faculty Date
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 and Core Concepts Dr. Ravindra W. Gaikwad 18/01/2015


Event Class Subject Guest Faculty Date
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


Event Class Subject Guest Faculty Date
Special lectures B.Sc. Biotechnology Application of Plant Tissue Culture Dr. A. M. Bhosale 10/08/2016


Event Class Subject Guest Faculty Date
Special lectures B.Sc. & M.Sc. Biotechnology DNA Markers & Its Application Prof. A. W. Wani 12/12/2017