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Name:Shreepad Neelkanth Jogdand

Address: 408 Archana Bldg. Sect. 17. Vashi, Navi Mumabi – 400703.

Contact: Mobile: 9820570188, Tel. No. 2789 2431

Website Address: http://www.biotechsupportbase.com/

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Qualification: M. Sc. (Microbiology), M. Phil. (Microbiology)

Experience –

38 years (8 years in Industry and 30 years in Teaching)

Industry Experience: Worked for 8 years in Production and quality control departments of pharmaceutical industries in the field of vaccine production, steroid fermentation and yeast (Probiotics) production.

Teaching Experience:

Total 30 years (From 27th August 1982 Till 31st October 2012) in Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai (of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara) affiliated to Mumbai University.

Retired from College, on 31st October 2012 as Associate Professor in Microbiology and Vice-Principal.

Recognized teacher for M. Sc. (Microbiology) teaching since 1988. Taught to B. Sc. / M. Sc. (Microbiology), B. Sc. (Biotechnology), M. Sc. (Bioanalytical Sciences)

Organized Seminars, workshops and Conferences:

Sr. No.

Date

Event

Role

Remarks

1

15/01/1994

Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology Organized by AMI & Modern College, Vashi

Convener

250 Participants (40 Industrial Delegates other teachers and researchers) No students

2

31/01/1997-01/02/1997

Seminar on “Microbiology and Healthcare” organized by AMI in UDCT

Organizing Committee Member

3

Three Day Workshop on “Personality Development” conducted by G. S. Ventures, Bombay

Coordinator

40 students participated

4

29/03/2003

Seminar on Advances in Molecular Biology

Co-convener

5

15/02/2006

Technology-enabled workshop in higher education for YCMOU

Coordinator

6 colleges, 15 participants

6

29/09/2006 30/09/2006

National Seminar on “Commercialization of Biotechnology in India – Opportunities and Challenges”

Convener

311 Participants(100 teachers, 202 PG students, 9 industry delegates)

7

25/04/2009

Training Programme for Police Officials of Navi Mumbai (for MPCB)

Coordinator

50 Police Officers plus others participated

8

18/11/2011 19/11/2011

NAAC sponsored Seminar on “Quality and Excellence in Higher Education

Convener

140 teachers from 58 colleges including 20 Principals. High Profile 19 Resource Persons

 

Resource person / Presentation / Guest Lectures:

Sr. No.

Date

College

Topic

1

1/10/1994

Technical association of Panvel

Emerging Fields of Biotechnology’

2

9/02/2002

Phunde college, in Science Association

Biotechnology

3

24/01/2002

Modern College

NAAC Criterion 7

4

25/05/2002

Programme of “What Next after XIIth?” organized by Somaiya College, Vidyavihar

Careers in Biotechnology

5

25/05/2002

programme of “What Next after XIIth?” organized by Birla College, Kalyan

Careers in Biotechnology

6

8/04/2003

Co-operative Education Programme, Wilson College, Mumbai

Careers in Biotechnology

7

23/01/2003

Orientation Programme at Rai University for B. Tech. and M. Sc. (Biotech) students

Scope in Biotechnology

8

23/12/2003

B. Sc. (Microbiology), M. Sc. (Microbiology) and B. Sc. (Biotechnology) students at Vivekanand College, Chembur

Ethical, social, legal, environmental, health related issues of Biotechnology

9

10/01/2004

B. Sc. (Biotechnology) and B. Sc. (Microbiology) students at C. K. T. College, Panvel

Scope for Biotechnology in India

10

26/02/2005

CKT College, Panvel

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

11

9/02/2005

Seminar on Industrial Biotechnology at Modern College, Vashi

Concluding Remarks

12

30/09/2005

Veer Vajekar College, Phunde

DNA Fingerprinting

13

7/10/2005

Swami Vivekanand College, Chembur, Mumbai

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

14

Dec. 2005

Tilak College, Koparkhairane, Biotech Exhibition

Motivating words on Biotechnology

15

10/01/2006

M. Sc. (Biotechnology) at Birla College, Kalyan

Careers in Biotechnology, Patenting in Biotechnology and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology

16

17/01/2006

CKT College, Panvel

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

17

27/03/2006 28/03/2006

M.Sc. (Env. Science) Part I of Pune University

Biotreatment for Spentwash, whey, phenol, cyanide, sludge treatment and sustainable development

18

27/09/2006

A.S.C. College, Panvel

Applications of Biotechnology

19

13/11/2006

Birla College, Kalyan

20

10/12/2006

Birla College, Kalyan

21

18/12/2006

Khalsa College, Matunga, Biotech Projects

22

4/01/2007

S. I. E. S. College, Matunga

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

23

6/01/2007

CKT College, Panvel

Environmental Biotechnology

24

13/01/2007

Tilak College, Koparkhairane

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

25

27/01/2007

Vivekanand College, Chembur

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

26

9/02/2007

ICL Zunzunwala College, Vashi

Judge/Comments Paper Presentation

27

Feb. 2008

Tilak College, Koparkhairane

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

28

March 2008

Tilak College, Koparkhairane

Careers in Biotechnology

29

Feb. 2008

XII students in KBP College, Vashi

Careers in Biotechnology

30

13/01/2008

Quantum Market Research Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

2 Hours Audio-Video on Concepts of Biotechnology in India

31

31/07/2008

Mehata College, Bordi

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology, Quality Assurance and Patenting

32

30/08/2008

D. Y. Patil College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

33

October 2008

M. Sc. Biotechnology Students of Ruia College

14 lectures on Entrepreneurship in Biotechnolgy, Ethical, Social Issues

34

Nov. 2008

Vivekanand College, Chembur

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology, Ethical, Social Issues in Biotechnology

35

10/01/2009

Khalsa College, Matunga

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

36

16/01/2009

Science College, Satara

Careers in Life Sciences

37

27/01/2009

CKT College, Panvel

Primer Designing & Dissertation

38

10/08/2009 11/08/2009

Mehata College, Bordi

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology, Quality Assurance and Patenting

39

3/12/2009

Chief Guest at Taluka Level Science Exhibition at DAV School, Airoli

Role of Science Exhibition

40

Jan. 2010

Vivekanand College, Chembur

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

41

13/02/2010

CKT College, Panvel

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

42

6/09/2010

Pillay’s College, Panvel

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

43

19/10/2010

S. G. M. College, Karad

Careers in Biotechnology

44

26/11/2010

Vivekanand College, Chembur

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

45

15/09/2011

Y. C. Institute of Science, Satara

Careers in Biotechnology

46

28/02/2012

Y. C. Institute of Science, Satara

Science Day Programme

47

22/08/2012

Y. C. Institute of Science, Satara

M. Sc. Welcome address

48

13/10/2012

Sanstha, Rayat Science Conference for High School Teachers

New Trends in Education

Resource Person in Seminar / Conference / Workshop

 

Sr. No.

Date

Event

Topic

Remarks

1

4/03/1989

4th National Seminar on “Toxic Industrial Effluents and Environmental Hazards in New Bombay at Abbot Hotel, Vashi

Impact of Pollution New Bombay – Preliminary Survey of Medicos’ Experiences

Paper Presentation

2

2/04/1999

Two Day Seminar on “R & D – The life line for Chemical Industries” for Chemical Engineers organized by Gujrath Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company Limited at Bharuch, Gujrath

Air Pollution Control and Odour Abatement

Invited Lecture

3

12/02/2002

Intercollegiate workshop for B. Sc. (vocational) biotechnology and M. Sc. (Plant biotechnology) at Birla College, Kalyan

Intellectual Property Rights

Invited Lecture

4

14/02/2003

Seminar at SNDT University

Alternatives to Plastics – Biodegradable Plastics

Invited Lecture

5

16/03/2002

National Seminar on Microbial Technology for Industry and agriculture at Satara

Biodegradable Plastics

Invited Lecture

6

31/05/2002

All India Convention on “Cost Effective Biotechnology in Modern Wastewater Management organized by National Center for Technological Development at Hotel Centaur, Mumbai

Role of Biotechnology in Environment Protection

Invited Lecture

7

1/06/2002

All India Convention on “Cost Effective Biotechnology in Modern Wastewater Management organized by National Center for Technological Development at Hotel Centaur, Mumbai

Packaged Microorganisms and Use of Enzymes in Biotreatment

Invited Lecture

8

4/01/2003

Bioinformatics’ in a seminar for B. Sc. Students at Birla College, Kalyan.

Bioinformatics

Invited Lecture

9

11/07/2005

Seminar on Natural Ecology to Industrial Ecology at KBP College, Vashi

Sustainable Development

Resource Person

10

10/12/2006

Workshop for Teachers of Biotechnology

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

Resource Person

11

13/11/2006

Refresher Course in Life Sciences at Birla College, Kalyan 

Entrepreneurship in life Sciences – Opportunities and Challenges”

Resource Person

12

25/11/2006

National Seminar on the theme “Industry University Synergy” at Vaze-Kelkar College, Mulund

Scientist Entrepreneurs and University Spin-offs – A Distant Goal for University Industry Interaction”

Invited Lecture

13

August 2007

Workshop for Teachers of XIIth Science in Navi Mumbai organized by HSC Board

Biotechnology

Resource Person

14

June 2008

XIIth Standard Teachers in workshop organized by KBP College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Environment Management

Resource Person

15

13/02/2009

Seminar at SIES College, Nerul

Recent Biotechnological Trends in Environment Preservation and Conservation

Invited Lecture

16

5/12/2009

Seminar at KV Pendharkar College, Dombivali

Bioentrepreneurship and Careers in Biotechnology

Invited Lecture

17

9/03/2011

Seminar at KBP College, Vashi.

Rag Pickers – Problems and Solutions

Lecture on International Women Day

18

11/06/2010

Syllabus Workshop for Teachers of Biotechnology

Entrepreneurship and Quality Assurance

Resource Person

19

13/11/2010

Refresher Course for B. Ed. At Anjumal Islam Peerbhoi College of Education

Status of Higher Education in India

Valedictory Address

20

8/12/2011

Workshop on ‘Ethics’ at KBP College, Vashi

Ethics in Technology and Industry

Resource Person

21

18/11/2011

NAAC Sponsored Seminar on “Quality and Excellence in Higher Education

Undergraduate Research

Paper Presentation

22

27/01/2012

National Conference at Mulaji Jetha College, Jalgaon

Life 2.0 – Synthetic Biology

Invited Lecture

23

18/01/2014

National Conference at Mahatma Phule ASC College, Panvel

Sustainable Development and Role of Biotechnology

Invited Lecture

(iii) Participation in Orientation and Refresher course

  1. Orientation course for college teachers – Attended the same organized by Academic Staff College, Bombay University from 25th April 1989 to 20th May 1989. Duration – 4 weeks.
  2. Refresher Course in Microbiology – Attended the same organized by Institute of Science, Bombay from 24th August 1993 to 18th September 1993. Duration – 4 weeks.
  3. Refresher Course in Microbiology – Attended the same organized by Rohilkhand University, U.P. from 10th April 1995 to 30th April 1995. Duration – 3 weeks.
  4. Refresher Course in Biosciences – ‘Instrumentation’ at Ruia College, organized by Academic Staff College, Mumbai, from 27th Sept. to 22nd Oct. 1999. Duration – 4 weeks.

 

 

 

NAAC Related Activities

Guidance as a Mock Peer Team Member

Sr. No. Name of College Date of Visit as Mock Team Member
1 Sanstha’s Dahivadi College 18th October 2010
2 Annasaheb Awate College, Manchar 20th November 2010
3 Sanstha’s Ambedkar College, Aundh (Pune) 22nd November 2010
4 Sanstha’s D. G. College of Commerce, Satara 11th December 2010
5 Guidance to Staff of Pen College 14th December 2010
6 Sanstha’s KBP College, Pandharpur 22nd January 2011
7 Sanstha’s Koregaon College 29th August 2011
8 Guidance to C. H. M. College, Ulhasnagar
9 Sanstha’s Madha College 19th Sept. 2011
10 Sanstha’s Shrigonda College 20th Sept. 2011
11 Trivedi Madam from Thane College (RAR Writing)
12 Sanstha’s Mokhada College (RAR Writing)
13 V. E. S. College, Chembur, Mumbai 28th Jan. 2012
14 K. B. College of Arts, Commerce for Women, Thane 17th October 2012
15 Guidance to staff of Barns College, Panvel 26th August 2013
16 B. Ed. College, Shrirampur 30th October 2013

 

  1. Worked as Steering Committee Member for NAAC process – 2002 to 2006
  2. Worked as IQAC coordinator from June 2006 – 30th April 2012
  3. Worked as coordinator for NAAC Re-accreditation of K.B.P. College, Vashi. Peer team visited college on 4, 5, 6 October 2010.
  4. Got A Grade with CGPA 3.28 in NAAC Re accreditation Process of College for which I worked as Coordinator.
  5. Proposal for NAAC sponsored seminar on “Excellence in Higher Education” sanctioned (telephone to that effect from NAAC office on 5th August 2011
  6. Two Day Seminar on “Quality and Excellence in Higher Education” on 18, 19 November 2011.

Course Development and Selection Committees:

  1. Member of syllabus committee for B. Sc. (Biotechnology) of Mumbai University. Appointment by letter with Reference No. A.A./830 of 2001 dated 10th Dec. 2001.
  2. Member of syllabus committee for M. Sc. (Biotechnology) of Mumbai University. Appointment by letter with Reference No. A.A./490 of 2002 dated 3rd July 2002.
  3. Contributed to syllabus designing of one and half year’s post-graduate course in Environmental Studies of National Institute of Environment, Lucknow in 1989. Contributed to study material writing for this course and also worked as paper setter – 1989-90.

  4. Work as a counselor in study center of (Y.C.M.O.U) Yashvantarao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik for last 11 years for ‘Science & Technology subject and ‘General Knowledge’ subject at B. A. / B. Com. courses.

  5. Live programme on All India Radio (from Mumbai Center) for guidance to B. A. / B. Com. Students of YCMOU on 25th November 2001.

  6. Member of Unfair Means Committee of Yashvantarao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik for 3 years (1998-2001).

  7. Member of Academic Audit Committee of Mumbai University for B. Sc. (Biotech) course at different colleges. Visited Ruia College, Khalsa College, SIES College, Vivekanand College, ZunZunwala College and Somaiya College on 19, 20, 21 Sept. 2005.

  8. Syllabus Committee Member for B. Sc. (Biotechnology) syllabus Attended meeting on 10th Feb. 2007, 15th Feb. 2007

  9. Syllabus committee member for S. Y. B. Sc. (Biotechnology) for 2008-09.

  10. Member of Ad-Hoc Committee for BIoanalytical Sciences in Mumbai University. Letter received in November 2008.

  11. Member of Adhoc Board of Studies for M. Sc. in Microbiology for SNDT University for a period from October 5, 2009 to October 4 2011.

  12. Invited for Meeting called by Principals’ Association to discuss “Reducing importance of Basic Sciences” on 1st Jan 2010 at Khalsa College.

  13. Participated in a workshop on “The revised pattern of M.Sc. University practical examinations in Microbiology” on 20th October, 2007 at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

  14. Avishkar” District level competitions of Research activities by students – Judge for Sawantwadi, Ratnagiri and Mahad Center – worked on 28, 29, 30 December 2011.

  15. Represented Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara for Programme organized by Sakal Group of Newspapers on Educational Reforms on 24th August 2013 at Ruia College

  16. Meeting with Dr. R. T. Sane, Prin. Ajit Singh, Dr. Jaysurya on October 2013 for Kharghar Research Center Development

  17. Work on selection committee for teachers

Sr. No.

Name of College Selection Committee for Date

1

Vivekanand College, Chembur Biotechnology 2005

2

Vivekanand College, Chembur Biotechnology 2006

3

Khalsa College, Matunga Biotechnology 7th July 2007

4

Khalsa College, Matunga Biotechnology 2008

5

Vivekanand College, Chembur Biotechnology August 2008

6

Ruia College, Matunga Biotechnology 11th June 2009

7

CKT College, Panvel Biotechnology 16th May 2010

8

CKT College, Panvel Biotechnology June 2012

9

ICL ZunZunwala college, Vashi Biotechnology 5th July 2012

10

CKT College, Panvel Biotechnology, Microbiology May 2013

11

ICL ZunZunwala College, Vashi Biotechnology July 2013

Publications:

Books:

  1. Environmental, Chemical and Biological Analysis’, Published in 1993, by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai.

  2. Advances in Biotechnology’, Published in 1993, by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai. Second Revised in 1999. Third Edition in 2000. Revised edition in 2005.

  3. Environmental Biotechnology’, Published in 1995, by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai. Revised edition in 2005.

  4. New Course in Biology’, Published in , by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai. 1994.

  5. Gene Biotechnology’, Published in 1997 (First Edition) 1999 (Reprint), 2001 (Reprint), 2003 (Revised Second Edition), 2009 (Revised Third Edition) by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai.

  6. Medical Biotechnology’, Published in 2000, by Himalaya Publishing House. 2008 (Revised Third Edition)

  7. Indian Biotech Industry: A Status Report – 2003” – May 2003, Published by Biotech Support Services, Mumbai.

  8. Industrial Biotechnology, Published in 2006 by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai.

  9. Biopharmaceuticals, Published in 2006 by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai.

  10. Entrepreneurship and Business of Biotechnology by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai (Oct. 2007)

  11. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai (2008)

Books are prescribed in Syllabi of Biotechnology and other life sciences courses of more than 150 Universities / autonomous colleges in India and abroad as per data available on Internet.

Articles:

56 Articles on various topics of Environment, Biotechnology etc. in Techno-commercial periodicals like ‘Chemical Weekly’, Saket Industrial Digest. 2 Articles were published on ‘Biotechnology’ and ‘bioplastics – Alternative to plastics’, in Marathi newspaper and few articles and poems in Marathi magazines.

List of Articles Published

No.

Name of Article

Published in

Date

(1)

Bioplastics

Chemical Weekly

26th May 1998

(2)

Biopiracy

Chemical Weekly

15th Sept. 1998.

(3)

Biotechnology – Emerging Field

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Oct. 1998.

(4)

Biotechnology for Textile Industry

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Nov. 1998.

(5)

Enzymes – Tools for Clean Technology

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Dec. 1998.

(6)

Environment Protection through Biotechnology

Chemical Weekly

5th Jan. 1999.

(7)

Biotechnology for Air Pollution Control

Chemical Weekly

12th Jan. 1999.

(8)

Bioenergy from Industrial Wastes

Chemical Weekly

26th Jan. 1999.

(9)

Biogums

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Feb. 1999.

(10)

Biotechnology for removal of Heavy Metals

Chemical Weekly

2nd Feb. 1999.

(11)

Environmental Biosensors

Chemical Weekly

9th Feb. 1999.

(12)

Biodegradation of xenobiotic compounds

Chemical Weekly

2nd March. 1999.

(13)

Bioremediation

Chemical Weekly

30th March 1999.

(14)

Ecofriendly Processes for Pollution Prevention

Chemical Weekly

6th April 1999.

(15)

Ecofriendly Products for Pollution Prevention

Chemical Weekly

13th April 1999.

(16)

Low-Technology Options for Pollution Control

Chemical Weekly

22nd June 1999.

(17)

Newer Diagnostics in Healthcare

Saket Industrial Digest

1st March 1999.

(18)

Biotechnology for Paper Industry

Saket Industrial Digest

1st April 1999

(19)

Biomining (Microbial bioleaching of metal ores)

Saket Industrial Digest

1st May 1999.

(20)

Biotechnology for Leather Tanning Industry.

Saket Industrial Digest

1st June 1999.

(21)

Bioreactor systems for Industrial Waste-water Treatment (Aerobic Methods)

Chemical Weekly

3rd August 1999

(22)

Bioreactor systems for Industrial Waste-water Treatment (Anaerobic Methods)

Chemical Weekly

17th August 1999

(23)

Biotechnology for Brewery, Winery, Dairy and Bakery

Saket Industrial Digest

1st July 1999

(24)

Biotechnology’s Marriage to Electronics and Solid State Physics

Saket Industrial Digest

1st August 1999

(25)

Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Sept. 1999

(26)

Human Ageing

All India Biotech Ass.

Sept. 1999.

(27)

Biotechnology and Seed Industry

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Oct. 1999

(28)

Biotechnology for Vaccine Production

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Nov. 1999

(29)

Biotechnology for Veterinary Products

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Dec. 1999

(30)

Genetically Engineered Plants

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Jan 2000

(31)

Chemical Production through Plant Cell Culture

Chemical Weekly

14th Dec. 1999

(32)

Patenting in Biotechnology

Chemical Weekly

1st Feb. 2000

(33)

Sweeteners

Saket Industrial Digest

1st March 2000

Biotechnology for Economic Benefits (in Marathi)

Sakal News Paper

22nd March 2000

(34)

Transgenic Animals

Saket Industrial Digest

1st April 2000

(35)

Solid State Fermentations

Saket Industrial Digest

1st May 2000

(36)

Biotechnology and Dye Industry

Saket Industrial Digest

1st June 2000

(37)

Aquaculture

Saket Industrial Digest

1st July 2000

(38)

Biopesticides

Saket Industrial Digest

1st August 2000

Bioplastics – Alternative To Plastics (in Marathi)

Sakal News Paper

10th July 2000

(39)

Biofertilizers

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Sept. 2000

(40)

Genetically Engineered Food

Saket Industrial Digest

1st Jan. 2001

(41)

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

Chemical Weekly

21st Nov. 2000

(42)

Drug Discovery and Drug Designing

Chemical Weekly

9th Jan 2001

(43)

Current Status of Vaccine Production in India

Chemical Weekly

5th Feb. 2002

Current Status of Vaccine Production in India

Pharma Times

April 2002

(44)

Bioinformatics

Chemical Weekly

28th May 2002

(45)

Biotech – Reply to the questionnaire on development of biotech in India and position of India on global scene

Chartered Financial Analyst

August 2002

(46)

Biotechnology in India – Opportunities and Challenges

Chartered Financial Analyst

Dec. 2002

(47)

Impact of Biotechnology on Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry Digest

Jan. 2004

(48)

Biotech Opportunity Areas – Contract Research

Saket Industrial Digest

Feb. 2004

(49)

Biotech Opportunity Areas – Contract Manufacturing

Saket Industrial Digest

March 2004

(50)

Biotechnology for Food Processing

Saket Industrial Digest

Feb. 2005

(51)

White Biotechnology – Third Wave in Biotechnology

Dhrua Magazine of from Pune

(52)

Synthetic Biology

Chemical Weekly

(53)

Impact of Biotechnology on Chemical Industry

Chemical Weekly

(54)

Rayats New Models

Marathi paper

9 May 2010

(55)

Strengthening of Basic Sciences

Free Press Journal

14 June 2010

(56)

BioEconomy

Chemical Weekly

5th March 2013

(57)

BioAdhesives

Chemical Weekly

9th April 2013

(58)

Biosufactants

Chemical Weekly

May 2013

Project Done

Project undertaken with, Australian Company ‘Wondu Holdings Pvt. Ltd.’ on “Studies of Biopolymers”. Company is working for working for Australian Government. Project duration was 10 months (1st August 2001 to 30th June 2002). Project involved literature studies for feasibility of use of biopolymers. Book published by Wondu Holdings for Australian Govt. titled “Bioplastics Supply Chains – Implications and Opportunities in Agriculture” acknowledges the contribution. Report was published in Dec. 2004.

Electronic Media:

  1. Website on ‘Bioplastics’ http://members.rediff.com/jogsn/ from May 1999. Website highlights the environmental damage caused by petroleum based plastics and how biodegradable plastics will prove to be interesting and effective alternatives. This website has continuously appeared as ‘Tip’ on the website Biopolymer Net http://www.biopolymer.net

  1. Informative Website on Biotechnology http://www.biotechsupportindia.com from Jan 2000. There are more than 7700 registered members of this website. The site is particularly useful for students giving them information about courses, institutes, companies, and links to foreign universities etc. The website is also found useful by company people, research institutes, entrepreneurs etc. Website activity discontinued.

  2. Published a Monthly Newsletter on ‘Biotechnology Development’ (2001-2004). This monthly is circulated free to more than 1600 members registered on the ‘Biotech Support Services’ website. Feedback on Newsletter is extremely encouraging and appreciates the activity. This Newsletter is displayed on request from ICICI on the website of ICICI Knowledge Park’s “Virtual Information Center” for benefit of their viewers. http://www.vic-ikp.info/kresources.htm

Both the websites are highly appreciated and have fetched impressive International response.