Dr. Shivani M. Patel
Associate Professor & Head
M.Sc PhD Biotechnology GATE 2014
• ADNAT Since 2006 • BCIL Since 2008 • GSBTM- Nodal Coordinator BT-CBC Rajkot Since 2011 • GPCB Since 2011 • DBT Core-Committee - 2017
Plant Molecular Biology Environment & Suistainable Technology
Bioprospecting of Natural Plant Extracts, Microbial Consortium for Biocomposting, Biopolymer Synthesis and Characterization
I am hardworking, motivated and enthusiastic administrator and teacher of Biotechnology with 19 years of experience. I have proven track record of Teaching, Research, and Administration since the inception of the department. I am involved in teaching Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA technology, Biostatistics and Advance Molecular Techniques. I have completed one UG Funded Minor Project on “Study of genetic diversity among Jatropha curcas using Molecular Markers and a Major Project on ““Association Mapping of % Oil content in seeds of Jatropha curcas L. using EST derived SSR Markers”. My area of Research is Bioprospecting of Natural Plant Extracts and currently 5 PhD Scholars are working with me. I have also guided 32 M.Sc. Dissertation Projects and 24 UG DBT- STAR Scheme Projects. I have served as college coordinator for DST- FIST Scheme, KCG- Curriculum Development, BAT Aptitude Test, Minaxi Lalit Science Test. Have served as Convener and Organizing Secretary in 8 National Seminars/Symposium and Conference organized by the college. I always strive to achieve highest standard possible, at any given task and in any situation. I have contributed as College Coordinator for DBT Star College Scheme, Department of Biotechnology, MHRD New Delhi since 2009 and the college got upgraded to STAR Status College in 2014. I am accustomed to working in the challenging and fast paced environment, particularly when dealing with multiple projects and priorities at the same time. I have contributed as member DBT Sub-Committee 2015 for selection of Lab protocols across various DBT STAR colleges of the country and DBT Core-Committee - 2017 for Editing & Preparation of eSOPs and Laboratory Manual for Life Sciences under STAR College. I am Actively involved in Under my leadership our department has got recognition as Nodal Center for training UG & PG students for National Level Competitive exams of Saurashtra and Kutch Region- Since 2011 by GSBTM, Govt. of Gujarat. Recently has received Coordinator Appreciation Certificate for Best Center by Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission.