Overview


Besides being an academic institution focusing on quality education, Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science (PCCAS), is also actively involved in research. The Institute has undergraduate as well as 6 post graduate departments. The college has "Research, Consultancy and Extension activities" committee (RCEA), along with the Head of the institution, which looks into the planning and execution of encouraging and enhancing research amongst faculty and student.

The objective of RCEA-PCCAS, is to find amicable solutions to real world problems and also produce new generation of scientific community. 57% of the faculty have PhD degree and are involved in research based on their specialization. We have received research grants for 07 Major research projects and 26 minor research projects from UGC, DST, SERB and ICSSR. Through the research work of our faculty and students we aim at addressing social issues, environmental issues and contribute to improvising human heath in general.

The institute also offers consultancy services and also contributes to the society through various extension services. Consultancy services are offered in the department of Geography, Zoology, Computer science and Chemistry. Besides the NSS unit of the college, extension activities are carried out by various departments of the college, for the benefit of the less privileged and marginalized section of society and also to bring awareness of health issues and contribute to improvising quality of education in the neighboring schools/colleges.


Mission/ Objective

The college has a broad vision for promotion of research and there is continuous striving to upgrade the faculty with the latest development of the subject and research.

  • - Promote faculty to undertake research projects.
  • - Encourage paper publications and presentation.
  • - Research directed to find amicable solutions to real world problems.
  • - Produce new generation of scientific community.
  • - Strengthen consultancy and extension activities.
  • - Encourage interdisciplinary research.

COLLEGE RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Dr. Nandkumar Sawant Principal / Head of the Institution
Dr. Nandini Vaz Fernandes Convenor
Prof. S SAdsul Member
Dr. G.K. Naik Member
Dr. Sanjay Gaikwad Member
Dr. Sangeeta Sankhalkar Member
Dr. Sonia Fernandes Member
Dr. R. Kanchana Member
Dr. Ashish Desai Member
Dr. Rohan Kunkalekar Member
Dr. Sachin Moraes Member

Thrust area of research


The departments active in research are tabulated below:

DEPARTMENTAL THRUST AREAS


Sr. No. Department Thrust areas
1. Geography Population, Socio - Cultural & settlement Studies, Agricultural Geography, Remote Sensing and GIS
2. Zoology Human genetics, genetic toxicology, epidemiology, biodiversity.
3. Botany Plant Physiology, Plant tissue culture
4. Computer Science Data Mining, Data base systems, decision support systems.
5. Chemistry Material Sciences
6. Marathi Gomantak Marathi Literature and SantSahitya
7. Hindi Medieval Poetry and Modern Dalit Sahitiya
8. Sociology Diaspora and migration studies, women in social context.
9. Biotechnology Microbiology Enzymology Environmental Biotechnology
9. English American and Goan Literature

FACULTY THRUST AREAS

A significant number of faculty members are actively involved in research by guiding PhD students in research, undertaking research projects, publishing and presenting their research findings and carrying out collaborative research activities. A glance of the research specialization and research achievements of some faculty involved in research at Chowgule College is given below:


Sr. No. Faculty Specialization and achievements
1.
Principal
DR. NANDKUMAR SAWANT
(Department of Geography)
Specialization: Human population geography, Socio - Cultural & settlement studies
Achievements:
- Recognized PhD Guide.
- Guiding 05 Ph.D. students
- 05 research projects.
- 52 papers published.
- Recipient of 06 awards
- Resource person for 48 research events
- Authored and edited 06 books
- 07 Consultancy projects.
2.
NANDINI
DR. NANDINI VAZFERNANDES
(Department of Zoology)
Specialization: Human genetics, genetic toxicity studies and Human Epidemiological studies.
Achievements:
- 02 research projects
- Authored 02 books
- Recipient of 04 Awards
- Published 26 research papers
- On Editorial board of 06 international research journals.
- 03 Consultancy project.
- Extension activities of conducting summer-trainings.
3.
SANJAY
DR. SANJAY GAIKWAD
(Department of Geography)
Specialization: Agricultural Geography, Remote Sensing and GIS
Achievements:
- O2 research projects.
- 06 Consultancy projects
- Published 4 research papers
- 01 Award
- Consultancy projects.
4.
SHRIKRISHNA
PROF. SHRIKRISHNA ADSUL
(Department of Marathi)
Specialization: Gomatak Marathi Literature and SantSahitya
Achievements:
- Published 17research papers
- Authored /edited 21 books
- 03 Awards
- On multiple boards of Marathi Academies.
5.
SACHIN
DR. SACHIN MORAES
(Department of Sociology)
Specialization:Diaspora studies, Women in social context.
Achievements:
09 research papers
6.
OMPRAKASH
DR. OMPRAKASH TRIPATHI
(Department of Hindi)
Specialization: Medieval Poetry and Modern Dalit Sahitiya
Achievements:
- Recognized PhD Guide.
- Guiding 04 Ph.D. students
- 08 papers published.
- Authored and edited 07 books
7.
KANCHANA
Dr. R. KANCHANA
(Department of Biotechnology)
Specialization: Microbiology Enzymology Environmental Biotechnology.
Achievements:
- 01 research project
- 13 research papers
- 01 Patent
8.
SANGEETA
DR. SANGEETA SANKHALKAR
(Department of Botany)
Specialization: Plant Physiology.
Achievements:
- Recognized PhD Guide
- 02 research project
- 08 research papers.
9.
UMA
DR. UMA MASUR
(Department of Botany)
Specialization: Plant Tissue Culture.
Achievements:
- 01 research project
- 06 research papers.
9.
SONIA
DR. SONIA D'COSTA
(Department of English)
Specialization: American and Goan Literature
Achievements:
- 01 research project
- 03 research papers.

Specialized Research Labs


As research is the key focus of this institute, management of the college introduced specialized research laboratories such as Geographical information services Lab (GIS), Photogrammetry Lab, Human Genetic Research lab, Plant Physiology lab and Analytical Lab. Besides these, the college harbors well equipped library and a wi-fi campus.


Geographical Information Services Lab (GIS)

GIS Lab has 20 computers with 17 inches LCD monitors loaded with GIS software ArcView 10, ArcGIS Master Lab kit, software for image processing like ENVI 4.6 and IDL for modeling. In addition all computers have programming facilities like C, C++, Visual Basic 6.0, and graphical facilities like AutoCAD.

The Geoinformatics Lab is a good asset for research to store, manage, retrieve and represent in digital and iconic modes.

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Photogrammetry Lab

10 computers, 10 sets of Mirror Stereoscopes and Pocket stereoscopes and more than 100 sets of Anaglyph 3D; 50 aerial photographs; 20 sets of multispectral satellite data. Lab instruments at GIS and photogrammetry lab include Max-Min Thermometer, Barograph, Rain Gauge, Aneroid Barometer, Wet & Dry bulb thermometer, Humidity and Temperature recorder and Wind wane. Automatic Weather Station - Automatic Weather Station installed by ISRO in the college premises provides access to climatic data. Field and Navigation Instruments include GPS Garmin Map 76CSx, GPS Oregon 550, GPS Etrex Vista HCx, GPS Montana 650, Brunton Compass and Tangent Clinometer

Survey Instrumentsincude Prismatic Compass, Transit Theodolite, Chain set, Chain and Tape Survey set, Plain Table survey set as per SOI pattern, SIS Telescopic Alidade, Land Measuring chain (30 meters), Levo Tape with built in spirit level, Measuring Tapes (50m, 30m and 15m), DGPS Leica GS09: L1/ E1-L2 Dual Frequency GPS and GLONASS, 25 Km Baseline length, post-processing and realtime kinematic(radio frequency 438MHz) range upto 25 Km having accuracy of 1 - 5mm. consultancy projects are carried out at these labs.

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Human Genetic Research Lab (CHGRL)

The research at CHGRL is focused on genetic disorders in humans, DNA damage and repair studies, genetic toxicity studies, and epidemiological studies. The lab has world class infrastructure for Genetic diagnosis and offers internships and trainings in the field of Human genetics, digital Karyotyping, Comet assays, cell culture techniques, cytogenetic techniques. The CHGRL offers summer trainings to interested students in the field of Human genetics, use of Software in Human Karyotyping, Comet assays, cell culture techniques, cytogenetic techniques for prenatal diagnosis etc. CHGRL also offers Post Graduate Diploma course in Clinical Genetics and Medical Lab techniques (PGDCGMLT).

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Plant Physiology Research Lab

is equipped with all basic facilities in Plant Science Research. Lab also has facility for growing plants under controlled conditions. The equipments available are PCR, rotary vacuum evaporator, UV spectrophotometer and chlorophyll flurometer.

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Environmental Lab

Environmental Research Laboratory, is the latest addition to the research labs in the institute. It would be a full-time research-oriented laboratory that tests and assess both biotic (flora and fauna) and abiotic (soil, water, and air) components from the environment as well as from sources disposing into the environment (industries, domestic and agriculture sources, etc.). The laboratory shall maintain sufficient analytical and support instruments/ equipment to conduct required analytical operations since modern analytical laboratory depends heavily upon instrumentation.


Faculty Research Projects


Research projects are undertaken by faculty funded by various funding bodies. Research findings are presented or published in reputed journals. We have received research grants for 06 Major research projects and 26 minor research projects from UGC, DST, SERB and ICSSR. Through the research work of our faculty and students we aim at addressing social issues, environmental issues and contribute to improvising human heath in general. To encourage projects, the RCEA-PCCAS has prepared policy documents on Research funding bodies and organizes workshops regularly on 'Project proposal writing', Research Methodologies etc. The RCEA-PCCAS also initiated 'Research Discussion Forum' (RDF), for encouraging interdisciplinary/interdepartmental research projects and consultancy activities.


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MINOR RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN


SR.NO PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR TITLE OF THE MINOR RESEARCH PROJECT AMOUNT SANCTIONED
1 Shri S. S. Adsul Contribution of women writers in Goan Marathi 14000
2 Ms. Lata Shirodkar Sociological Analysis of the Novels of the last Decade 30000
3 Shri SachinKakodkar Synthesis Characterisation& catalytic activity of pure & Meta-Ion modified MCM-41 material 56000
4 Shri HanumantChopdekar Image of women in Post Liberation Konkani Novels 10000
5 Dr. N. N. Sawant Process of Urbanisation in Goa 30000
6 Smt. Malati Dessai On the role of air-sea Interaction parametrs& fluxes over the tropical Indian ocean 69000
7 Shri S. N. Pai Raiturkar& Mr. Yatin Desai Study of Dielectric & electrical properties of Barium Titanate& Lead Titanate based 73000
8 Dr. G. K. Naik Solution synthesis of Mn/Cu substituted Ni-Zn Ferrites 41000
9 Dr.M.P. Shivalli Extra-Curricular reading habits of working women teachers in Goa state: A Critical Survey 25000
10 Dr. D. K. Tikare Effects of Factory discharge on Intertidal fauna 25000
11 Dr. E. M. Travassos Labour Markets, Labour catchment & employment delivery channels in south Goa-an Exploratory study 20000
12 Shri Debashish Mazumdar Income & Employment effects of Tourism : A case study of Palolem beach, Goa 25000
13 Dr. Ananya Das Hadron Production in High energy heavy-Ion collisions & search for the signature of Quark-Gluon plasma 65000
14 Dr. N. N. Sawant & Aparajita Chatterjee Conflicts & Reconciliation 100000
15 Dr. A. V. Veeresh Collection & Identification of Blue-green algae from the paddy fields of salceteTaluka 55000
16 Shri AnimeshAdhikari and Ian Barreto Optimization of college Timetable 75000
17 Smt. ShailaGhanti& Shri Ian Barreto Authentication service for a wireless Network 60000
18 Smt. Manjira Roy &Shri . S. R. Ingle A Geomorphic study of sand accumulation forms in the terekhol creek on west coast of India 50000
19 Shri Kumresh V. C. Dos Attack-Detection & Analysis using real Timembedded 60000
20 Smt. Uma Masur Efficacy of extracts of Dysoxylummalabaricum leaves against malaria vector Anopheles stephansi 100000
21 Smt. AnaghaDicholkar Velips in Goa 115000
22 Dr. Nandini Vaz Fernandes Paternal Alcohol Consumption: Evaluation of sperm Morphology and Sperm DNA 100000
23 Dr. SangeetaSankhalkar Characterization of MoringaOleifera for its antioxidant molecules in vegetative & reproductive tissues 150000
24 Smt. RupaliTamuly Changing Population Structure 25000
25 Dr. R. Kanchana Keratinase Production by Fundal species from Goa 170000
26 Smt. ShailaGhanti "Embedded System for network security" 165000
27 Smt. Sonia Fernandes Da costa Regional Goan Writers writing in English 90000

Faculty Research Projects


Research projects are undertaken by faculty funded by various funding bodies. Research findings are presented or published in reputed journals. We have received research grants for 06 Major research projects and 26 minor research projects from UGC, DST, SERB and ICSSR. Through the research work of our faculty and students we aim at addressing social issues, environmental issues and contribute to improvising human heath in general. To encourage projects, the RCEA-PCCAS has prepared policy documents on Research funding bodies and organizes workshops regularly on 'Project proposal writing', Research Methodologies etc. The RCEA-PCCAS also initiated 'Research Discussion Forum' (RDF), for encouraging interdisciplinary/interdepartmental research projects and consultancy activities.


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