Zoology


Zoology


Central Bee Research Training Institute

Dr. S.R.Katke participated in the short term course of Bee keeping at Central Bee Research Training Institute, Pune.

Highlights and Keystrength

Program Objectives

HOD

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Name : Dr. Shyamla R. Katke

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Email Id : shyamlakatke@gmail.com

Faculties

Reshma Jagtap
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Dr. Reena R. Laharia
Assistant Professor
Dr. Shyamla R. Katke
Asst. Professor and Head
Dr. Kiran B. Sangve
Associate Professor
Dr. Reena R. Laharia
Assistant Professor
Dr. Kiran B. Sangve
Associate Professor

Activities


Session - 18-19

Name of Activity Activity Date Participant Details
Women Health Camp 2018-07-31 To create awareness regarding health, hygiene and cleanliness among the students an Iron+ve initiative program has been carried out by Dr. R.R. Laharia, incharge of women health camp in which she detected the blood group & the estimation of Hb gm % of the girls of, B.Sc I year students of our college. Out of total 199 girl students, around 111 girls were tested for their Hb gm % and blood group and it was found that out of these 56 students were severely anemic that is Hb gm % below 8. Thus, for the benefit of these girl students’a camp was organized at department of Zoology ,during which Dr. Reena R. Laharia guided the students about importance of Haemoglobin , as well how to keep their Hb gm% normal by eating nutritional food and also importance of vitamins, and even calcium to stay healthy and asked them to maintain cleanliness, good health and hygiene.
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Session - 2018-19

Name of Activity Activity Date Participant Details
Distribution of Tonoferol Syrup 2018-08-18 A free medication of Tonoferol Syrup was given to the aneamic students during camp, funded and provided by Equal opportunity centre , Co-ordinator Dr. P.R. Agrawal. Around 44 students took the benefit of free medication and they were again tested for any improvement of Hb level, after two months and it was found that 21 students out of 29 showed increase in their Hb gm % count and 9 with no change.
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Visit to KVK (Staff) 2018-12-15 03 Department of Zoology arranged a visit to Krishi Vindhyan Kendra, Durgapur on 15/12/2018 for the faculty of Zoology junior college, in all 3 staff visited KVK Dr.Kakde madam did arrangement at KVK for the visits to various sub units of KVK. Staff of Zoology visited, the vermicomposting unit, cattle farming unit, poultry unit, fish pond etc. Staff also benefited as they got first hand knowledge of mushroom cultivation, azola, spirulina cultivation. Staff also got the information of various government schemes which were run by KVK for famer and other citizens. The knowledge imparted by chemical labs, entomology section, radio section, pest control labs were also beneficial for the staff member. This elevated the vision and spectrum of teacher for the teaching who can disseminate this knowledge to the students
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Apiculture 2019-02-22 12 With the objective to impart beekeeping training to farmer students and to give practiced and experience to already trained beekeeper the hand on training for beekeeping was arranged on 22/02/2019 at Punjabrao Deshmukh College of Agriculture. Mr. Tayade of DIC and Dr. S.R.Katke imparted them the knowledge of bees and gave them hands on training. Students were given training on beekeeping, bee maintenance, bee diseases and honey extraction and most important bee pollination. Students were benefited by the activity. They learnt to handle bees, clean bee hive, identify pests and extract honey. They also were aware about the business of honey entrepreneur in beekeeping.
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Kitchen and Garden Waste Management 2019-04-01 23 Dr. S.R. Katke extended her services to Women of SHG for kitchen and garden waste management through vermicomposting. They were trained to collect, segregate and compile the garden and kitchen waste and then to lay the bed for vermicompost. She guided them for the alternate ways in absence of more space or area. The procedure of vermicomposting was followed properly by women and the compost was prepared. It resulted in the confidence of women for doing business. It reduced the waste disposal. Manure for garden was prepared by their own.
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Nomination for Short Term Beekeeping Training at CBRTI, Pune 2019-03-11 06 Brijlal Biyani Science College nominated 06 students to participated in Short term course in Beekeeping at CBRTI, Pune from 11/03/19 to 15/03/19. 06 students of B.Sc II year got hands on training for beekeeping at the center. Students were trained to handle bees, maintain bee hives, identify best and extract honey. This short-term course makes the students skilled for beekeeping as an entrepreneur. This short-term course also had exposer to the students for different research on beekeeping. The mother institution funded students fee partial. CBRTI as an appreciation give offer to our institution to conduct one such short term course at our institution
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Name of Activity Activity Date Participant Details
Vermicomposting 2019-03-26 Vermicompost is an Extension activity of the Department of zoology. This activity is running by this department since the year 2003. Four cement tanks were arranged behind the zoology laboratory. Eiseina foetida is for the culture. The beds were prepared by using the college garden waste materials, lawn cuttings, cow dung, etc. After every month or a two, compost was collected. The compost then filtered and packed in polythene bags. 1Kg packing was made and the same were labeled by the student of B.Sc, and the members of Nature Club. The compost was sold among the staff members and the students of the college. The collected amount was deposited in the college office. In this year 2018-19 Rs. 300/- (Three hundred only) were deposited on 26th March 2019.
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Name of Activity Activity Date Participant Details
Parents Meeting for Rain Water Haversting 2019-03-29 20 To create awareness for the rain water harvesting, Department of Zoology took initiative to call a parent meeting to make them aware about the rain water harvesting, as they are the member who need to be positive and interested in doing some construction at home. Thus, meeting was organized on 29/03/2019 at 10.00 am in Zoology department laboratory. Parents shared their difficulties in doing due to flat apartment or noncooperation of people. Some parents were willing to do rain water harvesting. As some parents were from farming background, they were guided to built farm ponds in their farm to raise water table. As a result of this activity some parents were motivated and they built farm ponds and did rain water harvesting at their residential places. Those parents were also the messenger of this activity and they motivated others also for this.
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Session - 2019-20

Name of Activity Activity Date Participant Details
Seed Bank 2019-06-05 25+ Seed collection activity was conducted at Uttam nagar last line during the month of June and July . All the small children and women collected seeds of various fruits like mango, jamun, neem, babul, sitafal etc and collected to form a small seed bank. Children were engaged in this activity. They developed in them habit of collecting seed and encouraging others to do the same. The same activity was carried for the students of our institution and the staff member also. Students and staff collected and deposited their seeds at Zoology department on 05/06/2019,13/06/2019, 13/07/19, 15/07/19 and 16/07/19. It resulted in collection of large number of seeds for the future activites. Dr. S.R.Katke guided the children of uttam nagar and the college students for the same.
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Seed Ball Formation in Association with Forest Department 2019-07-08 52 Brijlal Biyani Science College in association with forest department Amravati organized One day workshop on Seed Ball preparation on 08/07/19 at Wadali Bamboo garden. Lt Dr. S.R. Katke. Associate NCC officer and Head Department of Zoology, motivated students to prepare their seed bank and thus this idea materialized into the college seed bank with seeds of mango, jamun, sitafal,, neem, arjun , palas, biba, charoli, dates, karanda etc. College teaching staff and non-teaching staff also contributed in the seed bank. Under the guidance of Mr Narwane, Deputy Conservator of Forest, (Territorial), Amravati, Mr. Kailash Bhumbar, RFO workshop was arranged . Lt.Dr. Shyamla Katke and forester Mr Salim explained and demonstrated the procedure of seed ball preparation with the help of soil, vermicompost, and cow dung manure. In all almost 1500-1700 seed balls were prepared. Dr.S.R.Katke in her introductory speech mentioned the 1000 seed ball prepared by women of SHG of uttam nagar, Amravati and submitted to forest department. Mr. Bhumbar guided students about the sowing and spreading of seed balls in forest so that maximum of them germinates and survives. Chairperson of inaugural function of the workshop, Principal of Brijlal Biyani Science College Dr. D.S. Dhote emphasized on the importance of plantation and advised students to be the torch bearer and continue as the pilot project for other institution also. Dr.K.B.Sangve and Dr. R.R.Laharia were present for the workshop. Ms. Janhvi Harwani of B.Sc III BTZ conducted the programme while Shivani Kothekar proposed vote of thanks. Mr Katole, Mr Chorpagar and Ms. Darebai took efforts for the workshop.
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Plant Nursery 2019-07-18 100 Brijlal Biyani Science college conducted continuous activity of nursery formation. Students collected the polybags of milk, edible oil, salt, washing powder and other utilities from their house and neighbors and filled it with soil for the plant nursery. On rainy days they collected small sapling of neem, pepal, umber etc form the surrounding areas and planted in the polybags to grow. This activity was arranged on 18/7/2019, 19/7/2019, 22/7/2019 and 16/12/2019 and almost .
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Seed Ball Sowing in Association with Forest Department 2019-07-20 29 Brijlal Biyani Science College, Amravati in continuation with the earlier seed ball preparation workshop arranged seed sowing activity on 20/07/19. Lt. Dr.S.R.Katke, HOD, Zoology arranged the visit to wadali forest land, forest plantation section no.2 area for sowing of seed balls. Forester Mr. Fartode guided students for the planed seed ball sowing so that maximum germination is assured. Seed balls of mango, jamun, arjun, neem and sitafal were sowed in protected area of the forest.
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Nomination for Short Term Beekeeping Training at CBRTI, Pune 2019-09-16 05 Brijlal Biyani Science College nominated 05 students to participated in Shot term course in Beekeeping at CBRTI, Pune from 16/09/19 to 20/09/19. 05 students of B.Sc II year got hands on training for beekeeping at the center. Students were trained to handle bees, maintain bee hives, identify best and extract honey. This short-term course make the students skilled for beekeeping as an entrepreneur. This short-term course also here explosion to the students for different research on beekeeping. The mother institution funded students fee partial. CBRTI as an appreciation give offer to our institution to conduct one such short term course at our college.
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Study Tour Chikhaldara 2019-09-19 73 On 19 th September and Department of Zoology arranged Study tour for B.Sc.-II year student at Chikhaldara. 73 students of zoology along with 2 teaching staff Dr.K.B.Sangve and Dr.R.R.Laharia, departed for the Chikhaldara at 7.10 am from College premises by the private bus. At 10.30am we reach the point “Panchadhara” just after the Ghatang, on Chikhaldara road. This spot is an example of freshwater ecosystem. Students observed here the flora and fauna of lotic ecosystem. The place is famous for the collection of bryophytes and mosses. Then we visited various points like Bhimkund, Boating point, Devi point, Ethnobotanical Nursery Visit: This nursery is for conservation and propagation of medicinal plants (Ethanobatanical Study) where more than 50 varieties of plants are used by the tribal peoples for the treatment of various diseases. This was a really fruitful visit because the students were made aware about conservation of natural habitat. They understood the role of each and every organism in our ecosystem.
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Mushroom Awareness Lecture 2019-12-04 36 farmers A lecture on cultivation of mushroom was delivered by Dr.S.R.Katke on 04/12/2019 at Village Somthana District Washim to create awareness about oyster mushroom farming. They were guided aobut the importance of mushroom in diet, Cultivation i.e farming method of oyster mushroom. The better option of employability for farmer woman was emphazied so that they can be enterpreneur and also development of team building through this. The women were interested and gave their name for hands on training, which was decided after participants involvement and interest.
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One Day Workshop on Women Empowerment Through Oyster Mushroom Cultivation in association with KVK 2019-12-23 04 Brijlal Biyani Science College Amravati in association with Gut Gram Panchayat Somthana and Krishi Vidnyan Kendra, Sangwi Rly oganised One day workshop on Women Empowerment Through Oyster Mushroom Cultivation on 23rd December 2019 on the occasion of Farmer Day at village Somthana, Tq. Karanja, District Washim. Dr. S. R. Katke in her introductory speech mention the concept of mushroom farming and clarified how is it important for the women farmers to contribute in the income of family and sustain the economical balance of family by mushroom farming. Chief guest and Resource Person of the workshop Dr. Nandkishore Hirwe, Sr. Scientist and Head KVK, Sangwi Rly shared the various schemes and facilities available at KVK and assured to provide the assistance to all the women and men farmers. Technical expert and guest of honour Mrs. Namrata Rajas delivered lecture on oyster cultivation, mentioning types of mushroom, procedure of preparation of beds, sowing seed spawn, packing bags and sanitizing rooms. She also explained the importance of mushroom in diet and the medicinal value of it. She demonstrated the procedures and all the famer women participated in it. They actually got the hands-on training and filled their polybags. In all 17 farmer women participated and 20 students were benefited. Chair person of the workshop Sarpanch Mrs. Prabha Ashok Katke addressed to involve all the villagers for this training. Principal of Zilla Parishad School, Mr. Ghodeswar, Deputy Sarpanch Mrs. Asha Kolkar and other members of the gram panchayat were present. Vote of thanks was proposed by the Convenor Lt. Dr. S.R.Katke. NCC cadets Shivani Kothekar, Shivani Dhole, Ambika More, Gyneshwari Galande, Amol Tirpude, Kishore, Ajay and others took efforts for the successful organization of the workshop.
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Society Inauguration 2020-01-15 To enhance the interest of students in the subject of Zoology, the Zoological Society was established and inaugurated on 15 th January 2020. Dr. D.S. Dhote Principal, B.B. Sc. College, chaired the function. The chief guest was Mr. Vinod K. Nagle, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, S.G.B. Amravati University, Amravati. He talks on the topic “Molecular biology at Home". Ku. Vaishanavi Ingale, B.Sc.I BTZ, has conducted this programme and Dr. K.B.Sangve gives the introductory speech and put the report of Zoological Society 2018-19. Ku. Maithili Balinge, B.Sc. I BTZ, introduces the guest. Miss. Mehervidhi Soni, B.Sc. I BTZ, proposed vote of thanks. Five toppers in the subject of Zoology of B.Sc. I, II and III year for the year 2018-19 were felicitated during the Zoological society formation. All the activities of the departmental level like seminars, guest lectures, educational tours, various Competitions, Presentations, Quiz, Group discussions etc. were carried out by the society. Students inculcate the habit of self study, develop presentation skill, stage daring, personality management and event management skill.
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Bird Watching 2020-01-19 48 Department of Zoology organized a guest lecture and field visit for the students on the topic “Identification of Birds” at Chattri lake, Amravati, on 19 th January. About 48 students were attended the field visit. A guest lecture of Dr. J.S.Wadatkar, president WESC, Amravati, and Mr. Kiran More, Bird watcher was arranged on 19 th January. The field visit was arranged for the students for the bird watching camp at “Chattri Lake” Amravati. A visit was organized to study and identify the birds by observing external morphology. A field guide was supplied by the WECS, Amravati. Students identified and prepared the checklist of 33 birds.
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Women Health Camp (An Iron +ve initative Program) 2020-12-20 133 To create awareness regarding health, hygiene and cleanliness among the students an Iron+ve initiative program has been carried out on 20/2/20 by Dr. R.R. Laharia, incharge of women health camp in which she detected the blood group & the estimation of Hb gm % of the girls of, B.Sc I year students of our college. Out of total 164 girl students, around 113 girls were tested for their Hb gm % and blood group and it was found that out of these 36 students were severely anemic that is Hb gm % below 8. Thus, for the benefit of these girl students’a camp was organized at department of Zoology, during which Dr. Reena R. Laharia guided the students about importance of Haemoglobin, as well how to keep their Hb gm% normal by eating nutritional food and also importance of vitamins, and even calcium to stay healthy and asked them to maintain cleanliness, good health and hygiene.
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Short Term Beekeeping Training Programme in Association with CBRTI and KVIC, Pune 2020-02-26 34 Brijlal Biyani Science College, in association with Central Bee Research and Training Institute, KVIC, Pune organize short term course in beekeeping from 26/02/2020 to 01/03/2020. Dr. Hemlata Nandurkar HOD, Zoology of SGBAU inaugurated the workshop and conveyed the message of conservation of honey bees. Subject expert Dr.S.R.Katke and Dr. S.V.Bul conducted the theory and practical sessions during the workshop. Guest lecture of Dr. Mangle, Assistant Professor, Apiculture, Chikhaldara, Mr.Vivek Khalokar entrepreneur, director of khalokar beekeeping and enterprise and founder of 24k Amravati honey and Mr. Ramu Bokade, Junior Executive, CBRTI, Pune were arranged. Mr. Prakash Asolkar, technical Expert, KVIB. DIC, Amravati gave practical hands on training to the participants. An educational visit to Apiary was organized to impart hands on training to students. Mr. Bokade explained about the government schemes under MSME and KVIB for the budding entrepreneur. Convener of the short term course and HOD, Zoology Dr.S.R.Katke, Principal Dr.D.S.Dhote took efforts to organize such an event which would help the students to know the importance of bee keeping in Vidarbha region which would increase the crop production of farmers. In all 39 participants from our institutions, PGTD, Zoology, SGBAU, teaching faculty and participant of EDP programme were benefited.
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Environmental Study Tour 2020-03-01 On 01 st March. 2020 the Department of Zoology along with EVS arranged the local study tour to Bamboo Garden, wadali, Dist. Amravati, to study the environment, biotic and abiotic factors, food chain-food web and forest ecosystem along with bird watching. About 65 students attended this visit along with Dr.K.B.Sangve, Dr.R.R.Laharia, EVS staff- Dr. Mundhada, Dr.S.G.Khobragade, Dr.Joshi, Dr. Golchha, Dr. S.J.Ishwarkar, Mr.M.V. Patmase, Dr. V.S. Tondre. Dr. Gajanan Raut. Bonboo garden Wadali is situated in eastern side of Amravati city.  The surrounding area of this Wadali water tank belongs to forest department.  A forest nursery is established in this area for bamboo plantation.  Students studied biotic and abiotic factors, food chain-food web and forest ecosystem along with bird watching.
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One Day Awareness Programme in Beekeeping association with CBRTI and KVIC, Pune and Gram Panchayat Umbarda Bazar 2020-03-02 05 Brijlal Biyani Science College, Amravati in association with Central Bee Research and Training Institute, Pune organized One Day Awareness Programme in Beekeeping on 02/03/2020 at village Umbarda Bazar, District Washim. Mrs. Anita Deore, president, social welfare Washim, presided over the function. Chief guest Mr.Ramu Bokade, Junior Executive, CBRTI, Pune explained the various schemes of the government for bee keeping. Subject expert Dr.S.R.Katke and Dr. S.V.Bul explained the life cycle and general information of bees as well as the different flora required for the beekeeping. They explained the importance of beekeeping to farmers as beekeeping increase their agriculture production and also add on monetary gains by selling honey. About 100 plus farmers participated. Mr. Deore proposed vote of thanks. Dr. S.R.Katke, HOD Zoology as the convener of programme did the arrangement. Shivani Kothekar, Dnyneshwari Galande, Ambika More, Shravani Raut and Ajay Nishane took efforts for the programme.
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Cost Effective Simple Technique of Preparation of Sanitizer 2020-03-16 30 Department of Biotechnology and Zoology organized Workshop on cost effective simple technique of preparation of sanitizer on 16/03/2020 for the staff. It was oranised to combat the scarcity of sanitizer in market due to spread of corona virus pandemic. Dr. S.R.Katke convenor gave introductory speech , Miss Tawani and Mrs. Shinde gave demonstration while Dr.D.S. Dhote gave his chairperson comment. Miss Janhavi Harwani, Miss Shivani kothekar, Miss Vanshika Adwani, Miss Saundarya Rathi and Miss Vaishnavi Punse took efforts for this workshop.
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Vermicomposting 2020-03-17 Vermicompost is an Extension activity of the Department of zoology. This activity is running by this department since the year 2003. Four cement tanks were arranged behind the zoology laboratory. Eiseina foetida is for the culture. The beds were prepared by using the college garden waste materials, lawn cuttings, cow dung, etc. After every month or a two, compost was collected. The compost then filtered and packed in polythene bags. 1Kg packing was made and the same were labeled by the student of B.Sc, and the members of Nature Club. The compost was sold among the staff members and the students of the college. The collected amount was deposited in the college office. In this year 2019-2020 Rs. 400/- (Four hundred only) were deposited on 17 th March 2020.
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1 Mr. Prakash A. Katole Laboratory Assistant
2 Mr. Pradip R. Chaurpagar Lab Attendant
3 Mrs. Sunita Darekar Lab Attendant

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