Regular - Mrs. Leena Agrawat, Laboratory Technician
Contract Based - Mr. C. K. Undavia, Senior Assistant
(1) M.Sc. in Marine Science , (2) Ph.D. in Zoology
No. of Seats:
10 Regular & 10 Self finance
Research areas :
Mionitoring of Pollution
Monitoring of marine macro fauna.
Placements after completion of fhe course is very good. All the students immeditely get good placements in Govt. as well as privet sectors of education and R&D
Four national level seminars organized so far.
Best facility for ecological research is developed.
Completed so far -
Monitoring on sea turtle on Piram Island and Gulf of Khambhat, Funded by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India
Formation of BMCs and PBRs from 10 villages of Bhavnagar District, Funded by Gujarat Biodiversity Board
Survey of potential nesting habitat of sea turtle on coastal area Bhavnagar-Diu, Supported by SWOT Grant USA
Monitoring of habitat improvement programme by FD in Bhavnagar, Funded by Forest Department-Government of Gujarat
Two consultancy projects
Monitoring of lion population in Bhavnagar, Funded by Forest Department-Government of Gujarat
Study of flora and birds on Piram island Gulf of Khambhat, Funded by Forest Department-Government of Gujarat
Bioprospecting of Agro-Industrially Important Genes from Microflora Associated with the Pelagic Sediments of Gulf of Kutch, Supported by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)-DST, Government of India
Fellowships/ Awards/ Recognitions:
Dr. Paresh Poriya - Best Oral Presentation in National Conference (2015) held at Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat
Dr. Chandrashekar Mootapally - National Post Doctoral Fellowship (2016-18) and Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016)
Dr. Chandrashekar Mootapally - Young Scientist Recognition in the 57th Annual Conference of AMI and International Symposium on “Microbes and Biosphere: What’s New and What’s Next" (November 24-27, 2016) held at Gauhati University, Assam
Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops organized:
State level Workshop on Importance and Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem - July, 2016
An Education Programme for University Students on “Landscape Ecology Approach for Conserving Asiatic Lions in Greater Gir Region” - January, 2016
Common Bird Monitoring Programme - October, 2015
Quality Improvement Training for Local Biodiversity Management Committee - June, 2015
Regional workshop on implementation of biodiversity act and rules for academicians - July, 2014
State level workshop to shape the Youth to lead the society for protection of birds and their environment - February, 2013
National seminar on "conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem of coastal region: In the context of coastal birds" - January, 2011
Workshop on "Wildlife Research and Monitoring" - August, 2010
National conference on "Role of Marine Ecology in Marine environment & its impact on Industrial Development" - February, 2007
National conference on "Biology, Biochemistry and Industrial application of Marine Algae" - January, 2006
National conference on "Future prospectus of Marine Ecology in coming decades" - February, 2004
Department has a good instrumentation facility in the major research areas involved.
A note worthy placement records of students in the academic and R&D sector of Government and privet organizations upon completion of the courses.