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Dr. Erach Bharucha

Expertise

Bio-diveristy management, land use planning, environment education, forestry, wildlife management, zoo planning and management

Present positions held

  • Chairman, Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board since 2011
  • Member, Governing Council,Wildlife Institute of India, since 2012
  • Member Wildlife Advisory Board, Maharashtra State since 2010
  • Governing Council Member, SACON, Coimbatore since 2011
  • Member: Committee for Independent Management Effectiveness Evaluation of Tiger Reserves for Cluster II i.e. Madhya Pradesh Region since 2010
  • Member : Committee for Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) for Protected Areas for Western Region of India since 2009
  • Member: Board of Wetland, Govt. of Maharashtra since 2010
  • Member: Board of Trustees of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), Delhi since 2006
  • Member: Central Zoo Authority, Government of India, New Delhi since 2007
  • Expert for the Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of Protected Area Network, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India since 2006
  • Member: Advisory Board, Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Research Center, Pune, since 2003
  • Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bharati Vidyapeeth Univeristy since 2011

Publications

  • Books: 5
  • CD-Rom: 1
  • International and national publications: 66
  • Reports and consultancies completed: 11
director Dr. Erach Bharucha
Director

Dr. Shamita Kumar

Qualifications

Ph.D. (Environment Science with geoinformatics specialization), M.Sc. (Environment Science), PG Diploma in Geoinformatics

Expertise

Landscape ecology, conservation biology, remote sensing, spatial analysis, environment education, environment interpretation
20 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level

Present positions held

  • Guest Professor, University of Cologne, Winter Semester 2014-2015
  • Member of the steering Committee Geospatial chain, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Trusty, Vindhya Environment Livelihood Trust
  • Member of the Expert Committee on Geoinformatics at Indira Gandhi Open National University, New Delhi.
  • Module writer for course material for the Geoinformatics program at Indira Gandhi Open National University, New Delhi.
  • Member Academic Council, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
  • Member Board of Studies, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

Present Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator:
    An environment education program for sustainable development for schools in the Maval and Mulshi Taluka, Pune district funded by the Tata Power Companies (2012-2015)
  • Principal Investigator:
    Strengthening capacity building through developing a unique portal for Geospatial Education and Training funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2012-2014)
  • Principal Investigator:
    Modelling the impedance and mortality locations of wildlife using geoinformatics along highways in Maharashtra State for improvement of EIA, SEA and BIA techniques in India funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2011-2014)
  • Principal Investigator:
    DNA Clubs Program, funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (2007-2012)
  • Co-investigator:
    Prioritization of Biodiversity Heritage Sites in the Western Ghats Maharashtra Funded by Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board

Research Projects Completed: 10

Publications

  • Books: 17
  • International and national publications: 12
  • Reports and consultancies completed: 4

Awards

  • Fulbright - Neharu IEA Award, 2013.
  • Best Teacher Award by the Bharati Vidyapeeth University in April 2010.
  • Team Member for the International Visitor Program of the United States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the year 2002
  • Team Member for the Group Study Exchange Program to Australia by Rotary Foundation for the year 1997-98
Dr. Shamita Kumar Dr. Shamita Kumar
Professor and Vice Principal

Dr. Kranti Yardi

Qualifications

Ph.D. (Environmental Biology), M.Sc. (Zoology)

Expertise

Conservation Biology, Natural Resource Management, Bat Ecology, Impact Assessment, Environment Education, Environment Interpretation
15 years of teaching at postgraduate level and 5 years at undergraduate level.

Present positions held

  • Member, Board of Studies in Environment Science, Bharati Vidyapeeth University

Present Research Projects

  • Identifying linkages between water quality and biodiversity of lentic and lotic aquatic ecosystem of Pune city on EARTH WATCH Freshwater watch program for Pune at Pashan Lake and Mula Mutha river
  • Preparation of a database of echolocation calls of selected bat species of the Western Ghats funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2010-2013)
  • Ecological Assessment of the Mahad Industrial Area funded by the Mahad Industries Association

Research Projects Completed: 3

Publications

  • Books: 1
  • International and national publications: 3
  • Reports and consultancies completed: 5

Awards

  • Team Member for the Group Study Exchange Program to UK by Rotary Foundation for the year 2000-2001
Dr. Kranti Yardi Dr. Kranti Yardi
Associate Professor

Mr. Anand Shinde

Qualifications

Pursuing Ph.D., Master in Computer, Pune University, Certified course in GIS and Remote Sensing from NRSA Hyderabad, Diploma in Computer Programming, Diploma in Environment Education

Expertise

Geodatabase Management, Software development and testing
15 years of teaching at postgraduate level

Present positions held

  • Member, Board of Studies in Environment Science, Bharati Vidyapeeth University

Present Research Projects

  • Working as an assistant for the project ‘Strengthening capacity building through developing a unique portal for Geospatial Education and Training’ funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Working as an assistant for the project ‘Modelling the impedance and mortality locations of wildlife using geoinformatics along highways in Maharashtra State for improvement of EIA, SEA and BIA techniques in India’ funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Publications

  • International and National publications 1
  • Software development for Interactive CD – ROMS and Games in Visual Basic and Flash.
  • Development and design of interpretation material for Museum and Activity Center
Mr. Anand Shinde Mr. Anand Shinde
Associate Professor

Dr. Milind Gidde

Qualifications

Ph.D. (Environment Engineering)
Master of Engineering in Civil (Environmental Engineering)

Expertise

Advance pollution control technology, Environmental engineering, Noise pollution, Water and waste water engineering, Impact assessment, Air pollution control and management
17 years of teaching experience at postgraduate level and 24 years of teaching experience at Undergraduate level.

Present positions held

  • Professor at Bharati Vidyapeeth University College of Engineering, Pune
  • Member of Board of Studies, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
  • Fellow member of Institute of Environmental Engineers (India)
  • Joint secretary of Indian Environmental Association which is member association of Water Environment Federation

Projects

  • Consultant for Environmental Status Reports for Aurangabad, Nanded, Pune and Navi Mumbai.

Publications

  • Books: 2
  • International and National publications: 12
  • Reports and Consultancies: 4

Awards

  • ‘Dr. M. Vishwesvaraya Centenary Award’ from Institution of Engineers (India) for paper on ‘Effect of Road Side Noise Pollution on Traffic Police Constables in Pune City’.
Mr. Milind Gidde Dr. Milind Gidde
Professor

Adv. Gauri Joshi

Qualifications

LL.M. (Master of Law)

Expertise

Environmental Law, Environment Management Forest Law, Environmental Landscape 10 years teaching experience in Environmental Law

Present positions held

  • Founder member of the RISE – Research in Integrated Security and Environment
  • Member for EARTH
  • Secretary ‘Healthy Awareness regarding Mandatory Obnoxious Nuisance Yonder,’ HARMONY’
  • Visiting faculty for Environmental Law at Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research
  • Visiting faculty for Forest law, with M. Arch. At Maharshi Karve Stri Shikshan Sanshta.Pune

Projects

  • Interpretation of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 for successful implementation of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and Chandoli Wildlife Sanctuary and acting as a legal adviser for better planning of newly declared proposed ‘Sahyadri Tiger Reserve’ and ‘Eco sensitive Zone’.
  • Implementation of different Forest Laws and regulations for protection of declared ‘protected forest’ in the Phaltan city. The project of ‘removing encroachment of ‘Protected Forest land’ with an NGO – HARMONY - District Conservator of Forest, Satara and Collector Office Satara.
  • ‘Rapid Environmental Profiling of Phaltan City’, a project based on the framework given by U. N. Habitat with an NGO – HARMONY and Maharshi Karve Stri Shikshan Sanstha’s Bhanuben Nanawati architectural College, Local Self Government of Phaltan city and other experts attached with the project. The project documentation shall be considered as a base work for the future Development Plan of the Phaltan City.
  • Preparation of structured implementation plan for the development of sustainable fodder reserves in the notified grasslands to support the farmers having Live Stock. A research pilot project at Phaltan, District Satara, Maharashtra,
  • The project of preparation of draft bill for the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Electronic Waste (Regulation, Control and Disposal) Act, 2007 which was presented before Chief Minister with recommendation from Shree Shivajirao Deshmukh, the then Chairman, Legislative Council of Maharashtra.
  • A sustainable and eco-friendly special township development for economically weaker section of the society’ as per the Housing Policy of Maharashtra, 2007 in consonance with the recent guidelines of Government of India.
  • Based on ‘Ecotourism Policy, Maharashtra – 2008’, preparation of implementation plan for the development of a forest patch at Fejeevde, Radhanagari, using all the scientific and technical mediums so as to make it potential research area where students and research fellow members can work for higher research activities.
Adv. Gauri Joshi Adv. Gauri Joshi
Associate Professor

Dr. Parag Khatavkar

Qualifications

Master of Geoinformatics and in Environmental Science

Expertise

Remote Sensing, GIS, Programming for GIS Spatial Paralysis
He has over 5 years experience in the GIS and environment sector

Present positions held

  • Currently Working with a Multinational Company in the UK, USA and India.

Projects

  • He has Contributed Towards the Development of Open Source GIS Portal and is a Resource Person for Mobile GIS and Server Side GIS Programming.
Dr. Parag Khatavkar Dr. Parag Khatavkar
Guest Professor

Ms.Anoushkha Kajbaje

Qualifications

Master in Environment Science, NET

Expertise

Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Management, Environment Management
11 years of teaching experience at postgraduate level and Undergraduate level.

Present positions held

  • Visiting Faculty at Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research
  • Visiting Faculty Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture for M. Arch students.
Ms. Anoushkha Kajbaje Ms.Anoushkha Kajbaje
Guest Faculty

Ms. Archana Kalyani

Qualifications

M. Sc. (Analytical Chemistry)

Expertise

Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
10 years teaching experience for Post Graduate students

Present positions held

  • Lecturer in Environmental chemistry in Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research
  • Lecturer in Analytical chemistry in Abasaheb Garware College for M.Sc. (Chemistry)
Ms. Archana Kalyani Ms. Archana Kalyani
Guest Faculty

Dinesh Grover

Qualifications

MS (GIS), Idaho State University, Pocatello, USA;
MBA Executive, SCMHRD Pune;
B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) , NIT Kurukshetra

Expertise

GIS architecture for web and mobile applications
C#.net programming and Python/ArcGIS
geo-RDBMS & Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS)
Open source GIS products programming and module development
2 years teaching experience for PG (MSc) students

Present positions held

  • Lecturer (Visiting Faculty) in WebGIS, TrendsinGIS in Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research
  • Lecturer (Visiting Faculty) in SDSS, Enterprise(GIS) Architecture in Symbiosis Institute of GeoInformatics, Pune
  • Architect Consultant (geoSpatial & geoInformatics) at pLine Technologies Pvt Ltd., Pune
Dinesh Grover     Dinesh Grover
    Visiting Faculty

Guest Faculty

Qualifications

M.A., Ph.D. (Geography),
CSIR-NET, P.G. B.Sc. (Applied) in GIS and Remote Sensing

Expertise

Geoinformatics, Agro-Meteorology, Geography
7 years of Teaching Experience for Post Graduate Students

Present positions held

  • Guest Lecturer for Geoinformatics in Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune
  • Project Assistant in Department of Geography, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • Executive Council Member, Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG), Pune Chapter

Publications

  • International and National publications: 9
   
    Guest Faculty
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