Associate Professor, Environmental Studies
Educational Qualification :
B.A. : 8TH Rank in Merit in Nagpur University
M.A. (Geography): 1ST Rank in Merit
M. Phil(Geography): 1st Rank in First Attempt
Bachelor of Mass Communication : First Class
cleared PET and pursuing Ph.D.in Geography under the Topic entitled ,’Geographical assessment of Migrants in the Suburban District of Mumbai’.
2nd in First Aid Exam jointly conducted by NSS, TISS & Bombay City Ambulance Corps.
Fellowships, Awards & Medals:
A) Fellowships :
Recipient of scholarship( 7th std.), National Open Merit Scholarship( From 10th Std. till M.A. II),Faculty Development Programme of UGC for pursuing Ph. D.( 2 YRS.).
B) Awards :
Neemal Young Achieveres Award
Waman Raghunath Joshi Award ( Inter University Best Essay)
2nd prize in Inter –University Essay Competition in the international Youth Year 1985.
C) Medals :
1. Shivrampant Tidke Guruji Gold Medal for 1st Rank in M.A.( Geography)
2.Chancellor’s Gold Medal for securing 1st rank among the all rank Holders in 1987 in Nagpur University.
Experience : 19 Years at Undergraduate level
Areas of specialization : Population Studies, Migration Studies, Radio Communication, N.S.S, Newspaper Writer of current topics , Environment Awareness, Biodiversity
Hobbies: Reading,Writing, Singing, Travelling , Gardening and Cooking.
Guest Lecturer appointed by Staff Selection Commission
Transmission Executive ( Duty Officer) in All India Radio
Full time lecturer of Geography at L.A.D . college, Nagpur,Burhani College Mumbai
A teacher of Geography & English at B.P. Vidyamandir, Nagpur.
Guest Lecturer at C. U. Shah college of B.Pharm in SNDT University
Co-ordinator of Distance Education, Uni. Of Mumbai.
Other Information with co-curricular Activity
Presentation of papers in State/ National/ International conferences
State Level – 4
National Level- 6
International Level -4
Conducted workshops – 2 at college level
Published Papers with ISBN nos.-6
Important Contribution to academics: Mrs. Akshata considers that the suggestion given by her in 1998 (refresher course of Geography being conducted by co-ordinator Dr. Swapna Bannerjee– Guha)to the then director of academic STAFF college DR. Shridhar Shrimali to conduct Refresher Courses in Interdisciplinary field ,have been come true and UGC is conducting these courses throughout India.
Similarly it is because of her suggestion given to Mr. Atul Salunkhe, the co-ordinator of NSS, nowadays all Programme Officers who are successfully completing the 3 years in NSS are being given the certificate of appreciation.