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Smt.Kasturbai Walchand College Sangli.

College With Potential For Excellence

Admission 2017-2018
For B.A.-I, B.Sc.-I, B.Sc.Biotech -I, B.Sc.-(Computer Science)-I, B.C.S.-I, And M.A.-I.
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Walk In Interview 2017-18
For the post of Grantable CHB basis as well as Full time Non-Grantable Contract Basis for B.A. and B.Sc. course dated on 13/07/2017
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  • Workshop on Animal Taxonomy

  • Seminar on biotechnology

  • Workshop on biodiversity

  • seminar on biotechnology

  • Workshop on applied zoology

Department of Zoology


-This is a pioneer dept in Sangli district started in 1966 for B.Sc.( Hons )in Zoology,
-It was established by Late Prof S.B. Kabade and his colleagues.
-Shri Ketakar, Shri G.S Kulkarni, Shri N.G Utture and Shri B.J.Patil
HOD of Zoology during last 44 years
1) Shri S.B. Kabade 1966 – March 1991
2) Shri N.G. Utture 1991- March 2001
3) Shri S.M. Angadi . 2001- October 2012
4) Dr. S. B. Nikalje 2012 onwards.

Department Information

Department has well maintained museum with more than 1000 species of animals, department has provided several faculty members to other colleges for Zoology. It has completed successfully 44 years. During this period it has guided and provided help to start zoology at different colleges. Department is having several rare specimens and instruments.
Our department’s histo-chemistry techniques are considered to be best in Shivaji University area , so we have some collaborative work with Siddhivinaya Cancer Hospital Miraj and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Department of Transplantation Surgery, Gothenburg, Sweden on Cancer biomarker identification and cancer stem cell.

Highlights of Department

  • Pioneer Department in the Sangli District.
  • Department faculty with Two Ph.Ds, Two NET cleared and One M.Phil
  • Four minor research projects ongoing.
  • MOU with Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital for research projects.
  • Organized two days UGC sponsored National Seminar on Recent Advances in Life Sciences with special reference to Biotechnology.3rd &4th Jan.2013
  • Organized UGC sponsored one day state level workshop on Animal Taxonomy 26th Aug 2014
  • Organized one day State Level Workshop on NET- SET Guidance.16th Feb. 2012.
  • Five workshops were conducted under Lead College activity: (Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Medical Zoology and Applied Zoology)
  • Department specializes in histo-chemistry techniques and provides training to research students.
  • Department has well equipped research lab. Two Research students are working for Ph. D.
  • Good collection in the museum with few rare specimens.
  • Dr.S.B.Nikalje has attended and presented paper in the International Conference on Life Science and Biological Engineering at Osaka, Japan, 13-15 Nov. 2013.
  • Dr.S.B.Nikalje has attended and presented paper in the International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture at Colombo, Sri-Lanka, 9-10 Sept. 2014

Faculty Members :

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Asso.Prof & Head Pof.Dr.S.B.Nikalje



Assi.Prof. Dr.Miss J.S.Deshmane

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