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L.S. Raheja College of Arts & Commerce

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Environmental Studies

Dr. (Mrs.) Akshata Arun Kulkarni:

Designation :
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 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.

Previous Appointments:
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

  • Founder of nature club Nisarg at college level since 2002 .
  • Invited as Subject Expert in ‘Hello Sakhi’ live programme of Sahaydri Doordarshan on 16.9.2004
  • Got selected as T.O.T.( Training of Trainers ) Programme  jointly organized by N.S.S.Regional Center , Pune and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development, Sriperamboodur, Tamil nadu
  • Worked as trained  N.S.S.Programme officer for 10 years
  • Received trophy for Savitribai Phule Dattak Palak Yojana
  • Worked as News Reader in Marathi for a short while at Nagpur AIR.
  • Done announcements in Hindi, Marathi and English at Shri Saibaba Temple at Shirdi.
  • Contributes Articles in Marathi Language in ‘ Ankur’ and in English in college Magazine every year.
  • Contributing to ‘Nisargayan ‘- A column dedicated to environmental awareness  on every Friday in Tarun Bharat , Nagpur since  World Environment Day ,5th June 2015.
  • Worked as Co- ordinator of Distance Education for 3 years for Mumbai University.
  • Life member of a)Konkan Geographer’s Association
    b)Deccan Geographer
    c)Maharashtra Bhugolshastra Parishad
    d)Bombay Geographical Association
    e) National Book Trust

  • Recognised post graduate teacher since 2002

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.