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Faculty

Dr. Mahesh Ravindra Shindikar

Designation: 

Assistant Professor of Biology

Department: 

Applied Science

Email: 

smh.appsci@coep.ac.in
maheshshindikar@gmail.com

Mobile Number: 

+91 9422518291

Phone Number: 

+91 20 25507034

Website: 

www.coep.org.in

Qualifications: 

Ph.D. (Botany), M.Phil. (Botany), M.Sc. (Botany)

Date of Joining COEP: 

Friday, July 31, 2009

Prior to joining COEP Industrial Experience (Years): 

2

Prior to joining COEP Teaching/Research Experience (Years): 

3

Area of Research: 

  • Plant Ecology, Environmental Management

Courses Taught: 

  • Science of Living Systems (SY B.Tech. level)
  • Environmental Studies (TY B.Tech. level)
  • Living Machines,
  • Applied Biology
  • Biology for Engineers
  • Environmental Management System

Responsibilities Shouldered: 

  • Departmental level – Purchase Committee
  • Institute level – Coordinator -TEQIP (EAP)
  • Swayam-NPTEL MOOC Course SPOC
  • Scholarship Schemes, Garden Activities
  • Member: Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan & Unnat Maharashtra Abhiyaan
  • Expert Member: Maharashtra State Coastal Zone Management Authority
  • Expert Member: Wetland Redressal Committee, Government of Maharashtra
  • Coordinator: Massive Open Online Course,
  • Coordinator: Equity Action Plan, TEQIP III
  • Advisor: National Service Scheme
  • Student Welfare Officer (2010-2017)

Awards / Honors received: 

  • Excellent Schoar Award for a paper at International Botanical Congress, 2017 Number of Ph.D./ M.Tech./ B.Tech.

Number of PhD/ M.Tech/ B.Tech students guided: 

  • 07 Ph.D., 02 M.Phil.

Research Project & Publication Details: 

International : 1 (Journal publication) 03 (Conference presentations) National : 10 (Journal publications) 10 (Conference presentations) 1. A Project entitled “Preliminary assessment of selected mangrove plant resources for sustainable utilization in Maharashtra” under the Minor Research Scheme of University Grants Commission, New Delhi (Sanctioned grant of Rs. 1,00,000/-). 2. A Project entitled “Environmental Characterization of Fly Ash from the Thermal Power Plants of Maharashtra” under the Major Project Scheme of Board of College & University Development, the University of Pune (Sanctioned grant of Rs. 2,72,000/-). 3. A Project Proposal entitled “Inventory of Insect Diversity from Satmala Range, Western-Northern Ghat” by Dr. RD Patil and Dr. Mahesh Shindikar is sanctioned for the research grant of Rs. 2,00,000/- 4. A Project Proposal on Herbal Garden entitled “A Proposed Ex-situ conservatory of Medicinal Herbs from Maharashtra State” is submitted to the National Medicinal Plant Board, Department of Ayush, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi, and Managing Director, Maharashtra State Horticulture & Medicinal Plant Board, Sakhar Sankul, Pune on September 13, 2010. (Sanctioned grant of Rs. 2,10,000/-) • Patents (3 - All Indian and filed at the personal level) • Consultancy No. Year Nature of the work Funding/sponsoring agency Funds 01. 2009-10 Biodiversity analysis of a developing Golf site in Pune Oxford Properties Ltd., Pune 1,36,000/- 02. 2013 Restoration & compensatory plantation of mangroves at the designated site in Navi Mumbai L&T Seawoods, Mumbai 15,000/- 03. 2013-14 Study of feasibility report in accordance with the order by Hon. National Green Tribunal, Western Bench Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Nashik 37,500/- 67,416/- 04. 2014 Preparation of Detailed Project Report on Solid Waste Management of Trimbak Trimbak Nagarparishad Karyalay, Trimbak 1,12,336/- 05. 2014 Assessment & Inventorization of CETP Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Navi Mumbai 75,000/- 06. 2014 Treatability Report of ETP of MVML, Chakan Mahindra Vehicles Manufacturing Limited, Pune 1,50,000/- 07. 2015 Preparation of Detailed Project Report on Solid Waste Management of Jalgaon Jamod Nagar Parishad, Buldhana Jalgaon Jamod Nagar Parishad, Buldhana 50,000/- 08. 2015 Status report on Solid Waste Management of Lonar Nagar Parishad, Buldhana Lonar Nagar Parishad, Buldhana 25,000/- 09. 2015 Restitution and restoration of groundwater quality of disputed wells and around petrol depot of Akolner area, Ahmednagar (Phase I,II) Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Regional Office, Nashik 50.000/- 50.000/- 10. 2015 Translation work for the CZMP report and executive summary for Sindhudurg District Environment Department, Government of Maharashtra 14,000/- 11. 2016 Approval of process design for the leachate treatment plant WTE Infra Project Pvt. Ltd. 1,20,000/- 12. 2018 Third-party assessment of Garden & Landscape work HB Fuller India Adhesives Pvt. Ltd. 25,000/- 13. 2019 Water Audit of Solapur Railway Station and Colony premises Central Railways • Publications Sonawane YB, Shindikar MR, Khaladkar MY Use of catalyst in Pyrolysis of Polypropylene Waste into Liquid Fuel Paper published in International Research Journal of Environmental Science (Vol. 4(7), 2015, pp. 24-28) Sonawane YB, Shindikar MR, Khaladkar MY Onsite conversion of Thermoplastic Waste into Fuel by Catalytic Pyrolysis The paper published in the International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering & Technology (Vol. 3(9), 2014, pp. 15903-15908) Bhagat Anirudh P., Mahesh Shindikar and Pethkar A.V. Strategies for enhancement of Biological Hydrogen Production A review paper published in the inter-disciplinary international journal ‘Journal of Environmental Research and Development’ (Vol. 08 No. 04, 2014, pp. 945-954). Pankaj Koparde , Purushottam Patil , Prafull Sawarkar and Mahesh Shindikar Birds from Ashes: Birdlife at flyash ponds of NTPS, Nashik, Maharashtra, India Paper published in ENVIS News letter on Wetland ecosystems and Inland Wetlands. Sarovar Saurabh (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2012, pp. 02-05) Mahesh Shindikar, P. Tetali and V.R. Gunale ‘Habitat based Diversity Assessment on Mangroves of Thane Creek, West Coast, India’ Paper published in ICFAI University Journal of Life Sciences, (Vol. III No. 4, 2009, pp.14-27) Varsha Vartak and Mahesh Shindikar ‘Micropropagation of a rare mangrove Bruguiera cylindrica L. towards conservation’ Published in Indian Journal of Biotechnology (Vol. 7, 2008, pp. 255-259) Chougaonkar, M.P., Shindikar M.R. and Kumaran K.P.N. ‘The chronology of mangrove swamps of Hadi, Maharashtra using Luminescence dating technique’ Published in the proceedings of National Conference on Luminescence and Applications (NCLA) held at Amarawati during January 2006. Kumaran, K.P.N., Nair, K.M., Shindikar, M. and Limaye, R.B. ‘Stratigraphical and palynological appraisal Late Quaternary mangrove deposits of South Western India’ Published in Quaternary Research, (Volume 64, 2005, pp. 418-431) (IMF: 2.410) Kulkarni, D.K. and Shindikar Mahesh ‘Plant diversity evaluation in Shirkai sacred groove, Pune district, Maharashtra’ Published in Indian Journal of Forestry (Vol. 28, No. 2, 2005, pp.128-131). Kulkarni, D.K., Upadhye A.S., Shindikar Mahesh and Sharma R.M. New record of fruit gall on Stereospermum chelenoides (L.f.) DC. caused by a mite (Eriophyidae: Acarina) Published in Zoo’s Print Journal, Zoo Outreach Organization, Coimbatore. (Vol. 20, No. 5, 2005, pp. 1875-1876) K.P.N. Kumaran, Mahesh R. Shindikar and Ruta B. Limaye ‘Mangrove associated lignite beds of Malvan, Konkan: evidence for higher sea level stand during the late Tertiary (Neogene) along West Cost of India’ Published in Current Science, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. (Volume 86, No. 2, 2004, pp. 335-340) (IMF: 0.694) K.P.N. Kumaran, Mahesh R. Shindikar and T.R. Mudgal Floristic composition, palynology and sedimentary facies of Hadi mangrove swamp (Maharashtra) Published in The Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, Indian Geophysical Union, Hyderabad. (Volume 8, No. 1, 2004, pp. 55-64) Kumaran, K.P.N., Shindikar, M. and Limaye, R.B. ‘Mangrove deposits as archives of paleomonsoon records: The palynological assessment of the Late Quaternary deposits of west coast of India’ Polen, Spain (Volume 14, 2004, pp. 246-247) Bonde S.D., Vergese Phillips, K.P.N. Kumaran, M.R. Shindikar and P.D. Gamre ‘Fossil chromosomes in an extinct Gondwanan seed plant (Pentoxylon)’ Published in Current Science, Bangalore (Volume 87 (7), 2004, pp. 865-866) (IMF: 0.694) R.M. Sharma, P.V. Joshi and M.R. Shindikar ‘First Report on Plant Galls (Zoocecedia) from Mangrove Swamps of Vikhroli Region (Mumbai) Maharashtra’ Published in Zoo’s Print Journal, Zoo Outreach Organization, Coimbatore. (Volume 186, No. 10, 2003, pp. 1217-1219) K.P.N. Kumaran, Mahesh R. Shindikar and Ruta B. Limaye ‘Fossil record of marine manglicolous fungi from Konkan, India’ Published in Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, CSIR, New Delhi. (Volume 33(3), No. 10, 2003, pp. 257-261) (IMF: 0.471) Shindikar Mahesh and B.D. Borse ‘Marine Fungi from Mangrove Swamps of Vikhroli, Maharashtra, India’ Bhaskaracharya Research Institute’s Journal of Advances in Science and Technology, (Vol. 5, No. I & II, 2002, pp. 69-74) Professional Body memberships and Affiliations: • Honorary Advisor: Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research, Shirwal, Satara

Memberships and Affiliations: 

Assistant Editor – Maharashtra State Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan. Member – Curriculum design & translation for the course on Environmental for state HSC level; Expert Member of Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA), Government of Maharashtra; Expert Member of Wetland Redressal Committee, Konkan Division, Government of Maharashtra Consultancy: Consultant to various government and non government agencies working in the areas of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or Environmental Management System (EMS) and study reports in court matters Past Affiliations: Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai; Space Application Centre (SAC-NRSA), Ahmedabad; Agharkar Rsearch Institute (ARI) Pune; Indian Institue of Geomagnetism (IIG), Mumbai; MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai; Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research (NGCPR), Satara; Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA), Pune; Department of Botany, , SP Pune University (SPPU).

Current Projects : 

A Project entitled “Preliminary assessment of selected mangrove plant resources for sustainable utilization in Maharashtra” under the Minor Research Scheme of University Grants Commission, New Delhi (Sanctioned grant of Rs. 1,00,000/-). A Project entitled “Environmental Characterization of Fly Ash from the Thermal Power Plants of Maharashtra” under the Major Project Scheme of Board of College & University Development, University of Pune (Sanctioned grant of Rs. 2,72,000/-). A Project Proposal on Herbal Garden entitled “A Proposed Ex situ conservatory of Medicinal Herbs from Maharashtra State” is submitted to National Medicinal Plant Board, Department of Ayush, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi and Managing Director, Maharashtra State Horticulture & Medicinal Plant Board, Sakhar Sankul, Pune on September 13, 2010. (Sanctioned grant of Rs. 2,10,000/-)

Teaching Experience: 

20

Research Experience: 

15

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