Departmental Report (July 2012 – September 2013)

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M.C.E.Society’s

ABEDA INAMDAR SENIOR COLLEGE OF ARTS,
SCIENCE, COMMERCE & COMPUTER SCIENCE

AZAM CAMPUS, CAMP,

PUNE
-
411001






REPORT

OF


DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY


A
CADEMIC
Y
EAR
2012
-

2013

(
July
-
September
)








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M.C.E.Society’s

ABEDA INAMDAR SENIOR COLLEGE

OF ARTS, SCIENCE, COMMERCE & COMPUTER SCIENCE


DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNO
LOGY

A

REPORT OF DEPARTMENT
AL ACTIVITIES

From J
uly

201
2
-

September

2012

INTRODUCTION


The D
epartment of Biotechnology admitted
45

students in F.Y. B.Sc. this year. The
academic planni
ng of this year was done in the

meeting of the department held on 1
4
th

Ju
ly

201
2
. Sufficient
quantities of books as per syllabus were

purchased for the college library.
Departmental Library
was

updated and students issued books from this library.

The teachers in their respective courses conducted class tests, home assignments
regularly for F.Y., S.Y. and T.Y. classes. Frequent discussion sessions were held in the
department on recent topics in Biotechnology and Research. The students were encourage
d to
participate in various academic and extracurricular activities like poster competition,
paper
presentation competition
,
seminar
competition

etc. All the students were trained to use Internet
and computer for updating their knowledge in the field.



To update student’s knowledge we invite
d

guest lecturers for creating awareness in this
branch of technology.


GUEST LECTURES CONDU
CTED IN THE YEAR 201
2
-
1
3


The first guest lecture was arranged for S.Y.B.Sc students on

15
th

September
, 2012

by M
s
Nida Pathan
, Student at Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune.

She
delivered the lecture
on ‘Concept of Databases’
.


The second guest lecture was for
S
.Y.B.Sc students in
September
201
2
, on ‘
Cell
Signaling’

by M
s
.

Nidhi Chaudhari,

NCCS,

Pu
ne.


The third

guest lecture was arranged for
T
.Y.B
.
Sc students on 2
2
nd

September 2012
. M
r
.
Santosh

Gopale,
Asst. Professor, Modern College
, Shivajinagar, Pune

delivered the lecture on

Plant Biotechnology’.








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WELCOME PROGRAMME FO
R F.Y.B.SC
STUDENTS


The Department and senior students g
av
e a warm welcome to our F.Y.B
.
Sc students on
3
rd

Sept

201
2
.

Ms.
Dimple

Davis

made all the rounds of tests clear to win her title a
s

Ms Fresher
-
2
01
2
-
201
3



Ms. Deepa J. Shetty, HOD, addressing the
students

in the Fresher’s Programme


DEPARTMENTAL COMPETI
TIONS


1.

The Department had organized a Poster Competition for F
.
Y
.
B
.
Sc
.

students
on
7
th



August

201
2
.Mr
s
.
Vijayalaxmi Shinde
, Asst. Professor
, Dept. of

Environmental Science
,
AISC,
,Pune
and
Mrs.
Nusarat Shaikh
,
Asst
.

Professor
, Dept. of Microbiology,AISC,Pune were the judges
for the
competition. There

were total 1
5

posters
exhibited.

The

poster entitled

Selective
Breeding


won the first prize.

2.

A

Paper
Presentation Competition was organized for

S
.
Y
.
B
.
Sc
.

students on the topics
related to
Cell & Molecular Biology on 25
th

and 26
th

August 2012 in the department
. Ms.

Divya Pidishetty
won the 1
st

prize. She presented the paper entitled ‘
Golden rice is an
effective source of Vitamin A1, 2, 3, 4’

3.

A

Seminar Competition was organized on

recent topics of
Biotechnology for T
.
Y
.
B
.
Sc
.
students on 1
st

September
201
2
. Ms.
Sadaf Shaikh

won the first prize for the topic “
Grass
Bio
fuels
”.




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Students explaining the poster to Principal, Dr. E. M. Kha
n





Students explaining the poster to the judge Mr
s
.
Vijayalaxmi Shinde



Ms
Shruit Nair
,TYBSc student giving a presentation on

Cancer Stem Cells




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PRIZE DISTRIBUTION OF
THE
DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY


The Department of Biotechnology had organized a prize distribution programme on
3
rd

September

2012 in the Assembly hall of our college.

The winners of the Depar
t
mental
Competitions (Seminar,

Paper

Presentation and Poster

Competitions) were given medals
and
certificates. The toppers of the academic year 201
1
-
1
2

were also given prizes.


Winners of
Seminar Competition
. (T.Y.B.Sc.)



Winners of Poster
Competition

(F.Y.B.Sc.)


Ms. Divya Pidishetty, Topper of F.Y.BSc in
2011
-
12



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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
OF THE DEPARTMENT


The Department is actively involved in the research activities of ISTRA (Interdiscip
linary
Science and Technology

Research Academy)



Ms. Deepa J Shetty is pursuing her Ph.D. in Microbiology at Agharkar Research
Institute, Pune, under the guidance of Dr. P. K. Dhakhephalkar, Scientist E, Microbial
Sciences Division, ARI,
Pune.
She
is

working on the
collaborative R
esearch
project
entitled

‘Novel Plasmid curing Agents’

at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune.



T
.Y.B.Sc
.
students
, Ms. Sadaf Shaikh, Tehzeeb Shaikh and Iffat S
ayyed

are working on
the R
esearch project

Expression studies of
Nitroreductase

gene unde
r microbial stress
using RT
-
PCR’ u
nder the guidance of Dr. Razia Kutty, Asst. Professor, Dept. of
Chemistry, AISC, Pune.



The D
epartment had organized a meeting with Dr.
Padhye, Director, ISTRA

on 21
st

September 2012.

The Department is currently working in the research area of ‘Drug
Resista
nce in Bacteria’. The list of students who would be working on Research
projects was given to Dr. Padhye.A meeting of these students with Dr. Padhye is
arranged on 22
nd

September 2012.



Ms. Sabratunnisa Shaikh, (T.Y.B.Sc.) is working on the Research project


Identification and isolation of non
-
lactose fermenting organisms associated with
diarrhea collected from stool samples of HIV infected and non infected patients


at
National AIDS Research Institute, Pune under the guidance of Mrs. Sangita
Kulkarni,NARI,
Pune.



Ms. Tarannum Khan

(S.Y.B.Sc) is working on the Research Project

O
xidative stress
on DNA repair
’ at
Dept of Zoology
, S.P
. College, Pune

under the guidance of
Dr.
Manisha Modak
.











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PARTICIPATION AND CO
NTRIBUTION OF THE TE
ACHERS


Ms. Deepa
Shetty (HOD)

1.

Attended a National Level conference on
‘Higgs Boson
-
The God Particle’
on
1
st

September

2012 at AISC, Pune.

2.

Appointed by University of Pune as a Paper Setter of T.Y.B.Sc. Theory Examintion
.

3.

Active member of Annual Committee of our College.

4.

Act
ive member of Indian Red Cross Society, Pune District Branch.

Ms.
Ifrah Wahidi

(Lecturer)

1.

Attended a National Level conference on ‘Higgs Boson
-
The God Particle’ on
1
st

September

2012 at AISC, Pune.

2.

Active member of Sports
and Discipline
Committee of our
College.

Mrs. Shilpa Tambe (Lecturer)

1.

Attended a National Level conference on ‘Higgs Boson
-
The God Particle’ on
1
st

September

2012 at AISC, Pune.

2.

Active member of N.S.S. and Student Welfare Committee of our College.

3.

Active member of Indian Red Cross
Society, Pune District Branch.


ALUMNI MEET ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT

The department of Biotechnology had organized its Alumni Meet on
28
th

August,

201
2

in the department
. An active participation fr
om the ex
-
students was observed. Many of them
agreed to
come for the Alumni Meet during the final NAAC visit.Ms. Nida Pathan,MSc
-
II
student, Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune showed interest in delivering lectures on
Concepts of Databases, BLAST and FASTA to S.Y.B.Sc students of our department.


PARTICI
PATION IN INTER
-
COLLEGIATE COMPETITION:



T.Y.B.Sc students Ms
.
Ms. Shruti Nair
, Ms
. Sadaf Shaikh,
Ms.
Tehzeeb Shaikh
, Rafat
Shaikh

are participating in
“Students Awareness Contest 2012”

They have prepared a
presentation on ‘Nanotechnology: Principle and applications’ They have used innovative

teaching methodology to make the lecture very effective. They were selected at the Intra
-
Collegiate level. They have to deliver this lecture in sch
ools of Rural and urban area. If they
perform well, they will be selected for the final competition at Sinhgad College, Pune.


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EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

1.

Mrs. Shilpa Tambe is an active member of N.S.S committee of our college. The Department
provided help to
N.S.S. unit of our college by organizing a programme of

Indian Red Cross
Society on

Kranti Din


(8
th

August 2012)

2.

The

Department of Biotechnology is actively involved in the activities of the Indian Red
Cross
Society, Pune

District Branch
.



Ms. Deepa J
. Shetty,

M
r
s
.

Shilpa Tambe
and two F.Y.B.Sc students (Ms. Kranti
Waghmare and

Ms. Kalyani Kamble )
attended a ‘
Training Course

for
Counselors

and
Red Cross Youths’

organized by the Indian Red Cross Society
on 12th

August 2012

at
Poonawaala Auditorium
,B.M.C
.C.
,Pune.



Group Photograph of Counselors and youths of Indian Red Cross Society, Pune District Branch




10 students of F
.
Y
.
B
.
Sc attended
the ‘
Youth
Peer
Education Programme


conducted by
Indian Red Cross Society, Pune Dist
rict

Branch in

August 2012
.
They are called Peer
Educators of Indian Red Cross Society.



Ms. Shruti Nair (T.Y.B.Sc.), Ms.Tasneem
Ghadiyali (
S.Y.B.Sc.).Ms.Mansi Damaniya

(F.Y.B.Sc.) p
articipated in Intercollegiate E
ssay competition organized by Indian Red
Cr
oss Society,

Pune District
Branch

on 5
th

September 2012
.



A group of 11 Students of F.Y.B.Sc participated in

Intercollegiate Street Play
competition



VIBES


organized by Indian Red Cross Society, Pune Dist. Unit on 16
th

September 2012.The topic of the play was
‘Awareness on problem
s of Youth related to
Ragging,Stress,Tensions,Relationship issues & Suicidal tendencies’



Ms. Lehmina Sayyed (S.Y.B.Sc.) participated in Intercollegiate Elocution competition
organized by Indian Red Cross Society, Pune Dist. Unit on 22
nd

September 2012.
The
topic of her speech is ‘Role of citizens in facing Terrorism’