Department of Environmental Science

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

Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Email Contact No.
Dr. Pondhe G.M. Head and Associate Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. 9420951727
Mr. Gaurkhede S.S. Assistant Professor M.Sc. SET, NET 8087908777


Major/Minor Research Projects

Name of Principal Investigator Title of the Project Funding Agency Duration Amount (In Rs) Remark
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
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
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
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


Faculty Awards

Name of the Faculty Name of the Award Level
Dr. Pondhe G.M Recognized research guide for M.Phil. and Ph.D.(02.01.2015 to 01.01.2023) University

Student Awards

Name of the Student Name of the Award Level
Mr. Dhere Amar Maruti Best Poster Award in OMICS Group Inc. Conference USA(21-22nd May, 2013). International
Mr. Thakur Vinay Sudhakar IInd Prize for Model and Poster, 12-13th Feb, 2018. State
Miss. Dervankar Snehal Subhash IInd Prize for Model and Poster, 12-13th Feb, 2018. State
Miss. Khandelwal Anuja Jayprakash IInd Prize for Model and Poster, 12-13th Feb, 2018. State
Miss. Valanju Harshada Santosh IInd Prize for Model and Poster, 12-13th Feb, 2018. State


Event Level Funding Agency Duration
Alumni Meet & Conference University Level Self 24th -25th Feb, 2017