Zoology Faculty

Dr Usha Karunakaran
DR. USHA KARUNAKARAN

PERSONAL INFORMATION
POSITION : Asst Professor, HOD (Zoology dept) and Science Coordinator
DEPARTMENT : ZOOLOGY
QUALIFICATION : M.Sc., M. Phil., (Genetic Toxicology), Ph.D.(Lifesciences)

EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

– About eighteen years of experience of working in Corporate R and D sector in various aspects of New Drug Discovery and Development programs, GLP Compliant Toxicology and Herbal/Phytoproduct screening (Health and Beauty regime) based programs having expertise with in vitro and in vivo drug/ compound /extract screening.

– Twelve years of teaching experience (Degree College) and five years of teaching MSc., PhD students for their degree.

– Participated in four International Seminars, National Seminars and nine State level Seminars.

– Three International Paper and Poster presentations.

– Attended One Orientation Programme organised by U.G.C. (Academic Staff College, University of Pune)

– Attended several National and International level Workshops, Symposium and Training programmes.

– Have several International patents to her credit.

Dr. Shashikala
DR. SHASHIKALA PRAJAPATI

PERSONAL INFORMATION
POSITION : Asst. Professor
DEPARTMENT : Zoology
E-MAIL ID : shashikalaprajapati13@gmail.com
EXPERIENCE : 10 Years

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Worked as Assistant Professor in Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal’s, Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400056 from 27th November 2014 to 30th April 2016.
  • Worked as Lecturer in ICLES’ Motilal Jhunjhunwala College of Arts, Science and Commerce, 9A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai from 22nd July to 26th November 2014.
  • Worked as a lecturer in Dnyan Prasarak Shikshan Sanstha’s Sandesh College of Arts, Commerce & science, Tagore Nagar, Vikhroli (E), Mumbai – 400083 from 23rd July 2012 to 1st May 2013.
  • Worked as visiting faculty for Sc. (EVS)-Part I in SIES (Nerul) College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Vidyapuram, Plot 1-C, Sector V, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400706 during 2012-13 and 2013-14.
  • Worked as a lecturer in Rayat Shikshan Sanstha’s Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel from 1st August 2006 to 21st July 2012.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Awarded “Certificate of Appreciation”for exemplary contribution towards the NAAC reaccreditation ‘A’ grade CGPA – 3.57 on 19th February 2016 at SVKM’S Mithibai College.
  • Organizing Committee memberof one day workshop on “KVIC and Self Employment” on 21st January 2016, organized by Department of Zoology in collaboration with IQAC, Mithibai College.
  • Organizing Committee member of one day Workshop of “Peer Review of University Books for F.Y.B.Sc. Zoology” organized by Dept. of Zoology Mithibai College on 20th October 2015.
  • Worked as a member in Syllabus Committee for F. B. Sc. Zoology under the Faculty of Science, Mumbai University, 2014.
  • Got best oral paper presentation award in National seminar on “Impact of pollution on Zooplankton Biodiversity in Panvel Lakes (Vishrale, Krishnale and Dewale Lake) at Dist. – Raigad (Maharashtra) India” at M.P.A.S.C. College, Panvel on 18th January 2014.
  • Got “Best performer award of the year for outstanding performance and excellence in Curricular and extra – curricular activities” in 2011 – 2012 by RayatShikshansanstha’s Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel.
  • Got “best performer award of the year for outstanding performance and excellence in Curricular and extra – curricular activities” in 2010 – 2011 by RayatShikshansanstha’s Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel.
  • Worked as an examiner in AQSA WOMEN’S DEGREE COLLEGE, through S.N.D.T. Women’s University,ParikshaBhavan, Sir VithaldasVidyavihar, Juhu Tara Road, Santracruz (West), Mumbai – 400049 from 4th May to 8th May 2011.

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

  • Attended one day workshop on “Revised syllabus of S.Y.B.Sc. (Zoology)” on 10th July 2016, organized by Kirti M. Doongursee College & its Department of Zoology in Association with Board of Studies – Zoology, University of Mumbai.
  • Attended one day workshop on “Workshop for Review of F.Y.B.Sc. Zoology Books” on 30th March 2016, organized by University of Mumbai & Maharashtra College of Arts, Science & Commerce.
  • Attended one day workshop on “KVIC and Self Employment” on 21st January 2016, organized by Department of Zoology in collaboration with IQAC, Mithibai College.
  • Attended one day Workshop of “Peer Review of University Books for F.Y.B.Sc. Zoology” organized by Dept. of Zoology Mithibai College on 20th October 2015.
  • Attended “one day workshop for revised syllabus of F.Y.B.Sc. in Zoology, on 15th July 2015 Organized by Department of Zoology, “ICLES’ MotilalJhunjhunwala College, Vashi, on behalf of Board of Studies in Zoology”, University of Mumbai.
  • Attended “Peer Review of University Books for F.Y. B.Sc. Zoology”, hostsed by “A.B.V.M. Agrawal JatiyaKosh’sGhanshyamdasJalan Women Degree College” in Association with Board of Studies in Zoology, University of Mumbai”,Malad (East), Mumbai on 25th April, 2015.
  • Attended “Preamendment workshop of F.Y. B.Sc. Syllabus, Board of Studies in Zoology, University of Mumbai”, hostsed by “The Government of Maharashtra’s Ismail Yusuf College”,Goregaon, Mumbai on 14th November 2014.
  • Attended National seminar on “Impact of Global Climate Change on Environment and Ecological Conservation”, held at “RayatShikshanSanstha’s Mahatma Phule Arts, Science & Commerce College”, Panvel, Dist. Raigad on 18thJanuary 2014.
  • Attended an International Conference on “Biodiversity, Bioresources and Biotechnology”, held at “The Quorum Hotel, Mysore, Karnatka, South India” on 30-31January 2014.
  • Attended UGC Sponsored National Symposiumon “Modern Research Trends in Sciences”, held at “Seth J. N. Paliwala Commerce, Arts and Science College, Pali-Sudhagad, Raigad” on 22ndJanuary 2013.
  • Attended “A workshop on Credit System T.Y. B.Sc. Zoology – Theory and Practical” organised by “ParleTilakVidyalaya Association’s Sathaye College”, Dixit Road, Vile Parle (East), Mumbai – 400057 on 31stJanuary 2013.
  • AttendedState Level seminar organized by Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College,Panvel, on “Recent Innovative Trends in Plant Sciences” on 1st September 2012.
  • AttendedNational Conference on “Aquaculture: Prospects & Problems”, held at “The Institute of Science in collaboration with PanchamAquaculture Farms”, Mumbai on 12 – 13 October 2012.
  • Participated in workshop “The Credit system and its implications on examination and syllabi” organised by the board of Studies in Zoology at Patkar – Varde College, S.V. Road, Goregaon (W),Mumbai – 400062 on 6th March 2011.
  • Attended UGC Sponsored National Seminaron “Present Scenario of Aquatic Biodiversity with Respect to Pollution in India”, held at “RayatShikshanSanstha’s Mahatma Phule Arts, Science & Commerce College”, Panvel, Dist. Raigad on 15th – 16th February 2010
  • Attended UGC sponsored State Level seminar at Veer Wajekar A.S.C. College Phunde, Uran on “Marine Coastal Biodiversity & Environmental Pollution” on 6th March 2009.
  • Attended seminar on “Instrumentation in the field of biological sciences” arranged by Institute of Science, Mumbai on 21st September 2008.
  • Attended seminar organized by Mulund College of commerce and Hariyali on “Role of students in Environment Protection Activities” on 21st January 2002.