Department of Biotechnology


  • The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2003 and has completed 19 years of incredible accomplishments through 16 batches of T.Y.B.Sc.
  • Since its inception,  it has a list of accomplishments to its credits like 100% passing results from 2006- 2018.
  • We believe that learning takes place through activities in and beyond the classroom. Biotechnology is a subject that fascinates students with an interest in biological sciences, research, and a conviction to contribute to science and society.
  • Recipient of STAR-DBT Grant 2016-17
  • Research Partner: HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai
  • Teaching-Learning Collaborator: HBCSE (Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education) Trombay


1. Ms. Vinaya Jategaonkar

  • Designation: Coordinator, Assistant Professor
  • Qualification: M.Sc.(Microbiology), D.C.A. NET
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  • Area of Interest: Genetics and Immunology
  • Research Interest: 

    Environmental and Soil Microbiology

  • Recognition/ Achievements/ Activities:
  1. Completed Two Minor Research Projects (Mumbai University)

2. Ms. Shmilona Jain

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Qualification: M. Sc. (Biomedical Science), NET-JRF
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  • Area of Interest: Biochemistry and Bioinstrumentation
  • Research Interest:
    Biochemistry, Protein chemistry
  • Recognition/ Achievements/ Activities: 
  1. Best Science Art-Work prize in the 6th Annual Meeting of Proteomics Society of India, IIT, Mumbai-December 2014.
  2. Resource person a two-day workshop on ‘Integrating concepts in a biology lab’, HBCSE, Sept. 2017. 

3. Ms. Geetanjali Harale

  • Designation: Lecturer
  • Qualification: M. Sc. (Microbiology), GATE Qualified (Life Science), NET Qualified (Life Science)
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  • Area of Interest: Industrial & Molecular Biology
  • Research Interest:
    Biochemistry, Industrial, Enzymology, Molecular Biology

4. Ms. Ankita Jadhav

  • Designation: Lecturer
  • Qualification: M.Sc. (Life Science)PET(Microbiology and life sciences ) SET qualified.
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  • Area of Interest: Cell biology and Tissue culture technique. 
  • Research Interest:
  1. Animal tissue culture
  2. Membership of professional bodies


5. Ms. Mayuri Vaidya

  • Designation: Lecturer on Contract basis
  • Qualification: M.Sc(Microbiology)PET(Life-Sciences)
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  • Area of Interest:  Medical microbiology & Food microbiology
  • Research Interest 
  1. Food Microbiology
  2. Biofilms and Quorum Sensing


  1. Mentorship program which caters to every student
  2. Two air-conditioned laboratories are operational, one for regular practicals and the other for Animal Tissue Culture and other research activities. 50 students successfully trained for Animal Tissue culturing. (2017-2020)
  3. Undergraduate research activities leading to participation in Avishkar Research Convention (Research competitions).
  4. Industrial Visits to renowned Biotechnology based Institutes in the nation.
  5. Motivation to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities which include Association activities like Seminar Presentation, Poster Making, Essay Writing, Movie Screening, and Quiz.
  6. Additional skill-based/knowledge-based courses conducted and workshops equipping the students to be suitable for the market and job-ready. 
  7. Molecular Biology Workshop conducted to understand Genetic Recombination Technology in collaboration with Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai. Guest lectures by subject experts.
  8. Collaboration with HiMedia Laboratories for student enrichment and conduct of activities under STAR COLLEGE SCHEME
  9. A two-day Exhibition cum Festival “Bionova” for the students and teachers of the college.
  10. Career guidance program “DISHA” since 2017 at the college premises for the students taking up Life science as a career. 
  11. The Department has received the award for ‘Highest Contribution Towards Addressing Thrust Areas of Quality Enhancement’ given by the college IQAC.(2017-2018)
  12. Alumni Fund for the payment of fees of Needy students(2019-20).


A two day exhibition cum departmental festival was conducted with the intention of making the students and teachers aware of the Marvels and magic of Biology. It is an amalgamation of fun, learning and visually pleasing exhibits. From games based on biology to tasting of lovely Yoghurt flavors prepared by the students, from blood group testing to observation of nucleic acid and cells under the microscope.

A very unique and enjoyable way to learn about what happens inside a Biotechnology Laboratory indeed!