B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Kalyan
Empowered Autonomous Status
Conducted by Kalyan Citizens' Education Society
Affiliated to University of Mumbai
Reaccredited by NAAC (3rd Cycle) with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA – 3.58) | ISO 9001: 2015 Certified

Science Aided Zoology


Department of Zoology was established in 1972. The department offers UG, PG and Ph.D. programmes in Zoology. The department has 4 permanent faculty members and all of them possess Ph.D. (Science) Degree in Zoology. Faculty members are actively involved in research. There are 2 recognized research guides for Ph.D. in Zoology and M.Sc. (by research) in Zoology. 58 Research papers have been published by the faculty members in peer reviewed International and National journals. Dr. Kantilal Nagare and Dr. Dinesh Wanule have been granted 15 patents to their credits. Department has organized 01 International Conference and 04 National Seminars in the past 5 years. From 2018 onwards department in association with Department of Environmental Sciences organizes a National Seminar titled ‘Paryavarnam’

Department receives regular grants from UGC for UG and PG courses. The department received financial assistance from DBT under Star College Scheme and Star College Status to strengthen the undergraduate courses.( 2012- 2017). The Department was awarded Star Status by DBT for 3years from 2018 - 21.

Department organizes many curricular and extracurricular activities for the overall development of students. The department has created an interactive platform- Tiger Club - for the students to interact with other students and faculty members. One of the major activities of the students is a two-day exhibition during the Intercollegiate Science Festival ‘Pravah’ organized under the DBT Star status.


Dr. Vinod Narayane - Head of Department
M.Sc. B.Ed. Ph.D.
Dr. Kantilal H. Nagare - Associate Professor
M.Sc. B.Ed. Ph.D.
Dr. Kranti Ozarkar - Associate Professor
M.Sc. Ph.D.
Dr. Dinesh Wanule - Associate Professor
M.Sc. Ph.D.
Ms Krutika Gholap - Assistant Professor (CHB)
Ms Pragati Dhavane - Assistant Professor (CHB)
M.Sc., NET


Student Achievements
Ms. Sunanda Das, B.Sc.
  • Cleared Jharkand Public Service Commission and posted as Range Education Officer (JES), Ranchi
Dr. Prasun Mishra, M.Sc.Ph.D.
  • Founder, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Healthcare, Agility Pharmaceuticals, Belmont, California, USA.
Dr. Manisha Kank, M.Sc. Ph.D.
  • Research scientist, Para Med HealthCare, Toronto.
Ms. Sunanda Das
  • IAS Cleared Civil Service Examination, Jharkhand State.
Dr. Pravin J. Mishra. M.Sc. Ph.D. Director
  • Clinical Translational Science Shared resources, OSUCCC, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Mr. Naval Shah MSc. Head
  • Quality Assurance and training, Indira IVF Group
Miss Neha Prasad
  • has cleared CSIR – NET in 2019 and working is Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, SIES College. Mumbai
Ms. Sumedha Korgaonkar
  • Pursuing Ph.D. at Wildlife Institute of India
Mr. Arvind Shukla (M. Sc. Zoology- 2011)
  • Pursuing Doctoral Research at Pusan National University, School of Advanced Biomedical Convergence Engineering, South Korea
Mr. Ninad Marathe -B. Sc. In Zoology (2011-12)
  • Pursuing Doctoral Research from Institute of Science, Mumbai
Miss. Harsha Padval
  • Pursuing Doctoral Research at B. K. Birla College (Autonomous), Kalyan
Miss Nutan Kamble
  • Pursuing her Doctoral Research at B. K. Birla College (Autonomous), Kalyan


UG | PG Courses Conducted :
B.Sc. - Zoology
M.Sc. - Zoology
Certificate Courses Conducted :
Genetic Counseling
Basic Enzymology


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