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 Department of Marine Science

Mahatma Gandhi Campus,
Maharaja Krishnakumarsínhji Bhavnagar University
Bhavnagar - 364001

Year of Establishment:

Faculties :
Contract Based Teaching Assistants:

Supporting Staff :
  • Regular - Mrs. Leena Agrawat, Laboratory Technician
  • Contract Based - Mr. C. K. Undavia, Senior Assistant
    No. of Seats:
    10 Regular & 10 Self finance
    Research areas :
  • Marine Ecology
  • Marine Ornithology
  • Mionitoring of Pollution
  • Monitoring of marine macro fauna.
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Department of Marine Science
    Achievements :
  • Placements after completion of fhe course is very good. All the students immeditely get good placements in Govt. as well as privet sectors of education and R&D
  • Four national level seminars organized so far.
  • Best facility for ecological research is developed.
  • Research Projects:

    Completed so far -

    1. Monitoring on sea turtle on Piram Island and Gulf of Khambhat, Funded by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India
    2. Formation of BMCs and PBRs from 10 villages of Bhavnagar District, Funded by Gujarat Biodiversity Board
    3. Survey of potential nesting habitat of sea turtle on coastal area Bhavnagar-Diu, Supported by SWOT Grant USA
    4. Monitoring of habitat improvement programme by FD in Bhavnagar, Funded by Forest Department-Government of Gujarat
    5. Two consultancy projects

    Ongoing -

    1. Monitoring of lion population in Bhavnagar, Funded by Forest Department-Government of Gujarat
    2. Study of flora and birds on Piram island Gulf of Khambhat, Funded by Forest Department-Government of Gujarat
    3. Bioprospecting of Agro-Industrially Important Genes from Microflora Associated with the Pelagic Sediments of Gulf of Kutch, Supported by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)-DST, Government of India


    Fellowships/ Awards/ Recognitions:

    1. Dr. Paresh Poriya - Best Oral Presentation in National Conference (2015) held at Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat
    2. Dr. Chandrashekar Mootapally - National Post Doctoral Fellowship (2016-18) and Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016)
    3. Dr. Chandrashekar Mootapally - Young Scientist Recognition in the 57th Annual Conference of AMI and International Symposium on “Microbes and Biosphere: What’s New and What’s Next" (November 24-27, 2016) held at Gauhati University, Assam

    Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops organized:

    1. State level Workshop on Importance and Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem - July, 2016
    2. An Education Programme for University Students on “Landscape Ecology Approach for Conserving Asiatic Lions in Greater Gir Region” - January, 2016
    3. Common Bird Monitoring Programme - October, 2015
    4. Quality Improvement Training for Local Biodiversity Management Committee - June, 2015
    5. Regional workshop on implementation of biodiversity act and rules for academicians - July, 2014
    6. State level workshop to shape the Youth to lead the society for protection of birds and their environment - February, 2013
    7. National seminar on "conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem of coastal region: In the context of coastal birds" - January, 2011
    8. Workshop on "Wildlife Research and Monitoring" - August, 2010
    9. National conference on "Role of Marine Ecology in Marine environment & its impact on Industrial Development" - February, 2007
    10. National conference on "Biology, Biochemistry and Industrial application of Marine Algae" - January, 2006
    11. National conference on "Future prospectus of Marine Ecology in coming decades" - February, 2004

    Salient Achievements:

      • Department has a good instrumentation facility in the major research areas involved.
      • A note worthy placement records of students in the academic and R&D sector of Government and privet organizations upon completion of the courses.
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