Completed Projects

 Projects (marked with *) have been carried out outside HBCSE

Batch XIII to XVI
Name of student Title of Project Batch Mentor/(s)
Aswini Kumar Panda (IISER Bhopal) The study of spectral sensitivity of sepia mutant and wild type Drosophila melanogaster larvae to varying light wavelengths XIV Ms. Anupama Ronald, HBCSE-TIFR, Mumbai
*Anjithi Gireesh (IISER Bhopal) Behavioural analysis of Purple-rumped sunbird and Oriental magpie robin during breeding season and Bird call analysis of Oriental magpie-robin and Fantail Flycatcher XIII Dr. Shashikumar Menon, TDM, Mumbai


Batch XII to IX
Name of student Title of Project Batch Mentor/(s)
Abhishek Kumar (NISER, Bhubaneswar) Partial Characterization of the Ciliary MYCBP-1 Protein from Mouse XII Dr. Rekha Vartak (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai) & Prof. Jacinta S. D'Souza (UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai)
*Isha Shayam Baboo
(St. Xavier’s College,Mumbai)
Shell Utilisation in Diogenes chappagari XII Prof. Kauresh Vachhranjani, Department of Zoology, M.S. University, Baroda
(MS University of Baroda, Vadodara)
Generation of DELTA Intkey database of herbs of the MS University campus XI Dr. Dharmendra Shah, MS University of Baroda, Vadodara
Savita Pradeepkumar Gupta
(Mithibai  College, Mumbai)
Isolation of feather degrading bacteria X Dr. Swati Chitnis, formerly from National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai
Batch VIII to V
Name of student Title of Project Batch Mentor/(s)
Dimple Kamath
(Wilson College, Mumbai)
To study implications of iron as a stress agent using chironomous larvae VII Prof. Rekha Vartak, HBCSE
Prof. B.B.Nath,
University of Pune &
Ms. Anupama Ronad, HBCSE
Aditi Sunil Kadam
(V G Vaze College, Mulund)
Study of growth characteristics of E.coli under varying concentrations of ethanol VII Prof. Rekha Vartak, HBCSE
Mohammed Ajmal P.Y.
(IIRBS Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala)
Study of Hydnocarpus pentandra fruit and seeds: Chemical analysis and influence on behavior of certain animals VII Prof. Rekha Vartak, HBCSE
Batch IV to I
Name of student Title of Project Batch Mentor/(s)
Varun Sreenivasan
(St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai)
Neuron Behaviour in Mosquitoes: A Mathematical Approach III Prof. Ajay Patwardhan, (St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai)
Arup Kumar Baishya
(St. Anthony’s College, Shillong)
The Effect of Heavy Metals on a- Amylase and Alleviation of Heavy Metal Induced Inhibition by Proline I Prof. Rekha Vartak, HBCSE
Jitesh Pillai
(R. J. Jhunjhunwala College, Mumbai)
Study of Bioluminescent Bacterium I Prof. Rekha Vartak, HBCSE
Oscar Castellino
(St. Xavier College, Mumbai)
Scaling Laws in Biological Phenomena I Prof. Vijay Singh, formerly HBCSE
Nikhil Damle
(Vaze College, Mumbai)
Study of a-amylase enzyme in Solanum tuberosum during different growth phases. I Dr. Rekha Vartak, HBCSE

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