Padmashri Vikhe Patil College of Arts, Science & Commerce


The Department of Zoology was established in 1971. This is one of the leading departments in the college. The department conducts academic programmes at UG, PG and Research level. Out of seven staff members, five are Ph.D. holders. Two are recognized research guide for M. Phil and one for Ph.D programme. It is recognized as a star department under UGC- CPE Programme (2007) and also DST /FIST sponsored Department.

At present the Department of Zoology conducts teaching programmes in Zoology at U.G. Level, under two streams Non-restructuring and Restructuring stream. The department conducts a 93Certificate course in Sericulture under Career oriented courses.

Labs in the department are well equipped with all the required equipments and teaching aids, a separate computer lab is established with internet facility and the students are encouraged to use them in their project work. Special efforts are taken by the department to add latest Text books, Reference books and scientific journals in the Central library. Further each student is required to complete a small research project during the second year of the post graduate study.

Department is recognized as a Research centre. So far five Minor research projects are completed and two are ongoing. The staff members of the department have published 62 Research papers in various journals and 8 papers are communicated for publication, and also organized four one day seminars in the last five years. One of the P.G students has presented his project in Avishkar and awarded with second prize at University level in 2007.

So far Department has received grant of Rs.670000/- from UGC / BCUD and Rs.20, 00000/- from DST-FIST programme during 2003-2011.

The research activities of the department are well recognized and cover areas such as Biodiversity, Toxicity, Environmental Science, Entomology, Fisheries, Pest control and Malacology. The department is actively engaged in research activities and generating funds from the U.G.C., B.C.U.D., Savitribai Phule Pune University and D.S.T., New Delhi.


Faculty Profile:

Sr. No. Name of Teacher Designation Qualification
1. Dr. Pawar B.A. Head & Associate Professor M.Sc. Ph.D.
2 Dr. Dhembare A.J. Associate Professor M.Sc. Ph.D.
3 Dr. Tambe D. S. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Ph.D.
4. Dr. Pulate V. M. Associate Professor M.Sc. Ph.D.
5. Mr. Gholap A. B. Assistant Professor M.Sc.
6. Mr. Vetal D.S Assistant Professor M.Sc.
7 Miss. Mahamuni S.D Assistant Professor M.Sc.
8. Miss. Bhavar S.D. Assistant Professor M.Sc.
9. Dr. Thete K.D. Assistant Professor M.Sc. Ph. D.
10. Gholap A.B. Assistant Professor M.Sc. NET.
11. Mr. P. G. Dale Assistant Professor M.Sc.(Zoology)

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