About Research Policy

Research is an integral part of the activities of M.E.S’s Nowrosjee Wadia College. The Research cell is one of the wings of the Institute which facilitates, channelizes, records, and regulates all the academic, sponsored, collaborative research projects and consultancy works in the Institute. In a world increasingly propelled by technology, academic research forms the mainspring of a nation’s economic growth. The key goal of the Institute is to provide a creative atmosphere in which higher studies and research thrive amongst the faculty and students.

We help the Research students and their guiding teachers to interact with other Research Scientists and Research Institutes for collaborative work, to liaise between industries and corporate for consultancy work and to place the students in industries and Research Centers for short term training in advanced instrumentation.

Nowrosjee Wadia College helps you in exploring potential career paths by providing Research Opportunities. Research provides an introduction to how work is conducted in your discipline, leads to a deeper understanding of current practices of your chosen discipline and teaches creative problem solving and communication skills. Nowrosjee Wadia College provides the opportunity to apply concepts learned in course work to real time situations. Research offers you the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor and gives you the chance to present your findings at local, regional and national conferences.

Besides the regular teaching assignments our teaching staff is also working on various research activities both at the University level as well as National and International levels.

Major Research Projects
Name of the FacultyTitle of the projectFunding Agency and YearAmountStatus
Dr. Vivek Vishwanath Antad (Dept. of Physics)Insights on the resistive switching mechanisms in exotic manganite/transition metal oxide nano-heterostructured devices grown via pulsed laser deposition (PLD): A comparative investigation using conductive atomic force microscopy (cAFM) and classical probe station assembly for applications in Non-Volatile MemoryDST_SERB 2018-202218,30,000Ongoing
Dr.(Mrs) Anargha Dhorde (Dept. of Geography)Application of remotely sensed data for evaluation of impervious surface growth and its effect on surface runoff in two rapidly urbanizing watersheds of Western Maharashtra, IndiaISRO 2010-139,66,000Completed
Dr.(Mrs) Anargha Dhorde (Dept. of Geography)Investigation of temperature and rainfall extremes over southern India since the late twentieth century.UGC 2010-136,80,000Completed
Mr. N.K.Bhagat (Dept. of Geography)A geographical Atlas of Maratha EmpireUGC 2008-1110,67,800Completed
Minor Research Projects
Name of the FacultyTitle of the ProjectFunding Agency and YearAmountStatus
Dr. S. D. Shinde (Dept. of Physics)Strain induced structural, electrical and valence band studies of rare earth (Nd and Pr) doped ZnO thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition techniqueBCUD-SPPU, Pune 2016-20182,40,000Completed
Dr. V. T. Borkar (Dept. of Chemistry)A Novel Two-Pronged Approach to The Stucture-Reactivity Assessment of The Regioisomers of Some Aromatic Substrates In Aqueous Medium By Hydrodynamic Voltammetry Complemented By Polarographic StudiesBCUD-SPPU, Pune 2016-20181,20,000Completed
Dr.(Mrs) U.R.Khare (Dept. of Geography)Assessing the impact of Information Technology park on the Landuse pattern in fringe area of Pune City using GIS TechniquesBCUD-SPPU, Pune 2013-152,60,000Completed
Dr. Poonam Ponde (Dept. of Computer Science)A Cloud Based Framework for Education ServicesBCUD-SPPU, Pune 2013-151,40,000Completed
Dr. Reena Bharathi (Dept. of Computer Science)Enterprise Metadata Management using MOF based toolBCUD-SPPU, Pune 2013-151,70,000Completed
Dr. K.S Bhosale (Dept. of Botany)Effect of AM fungi in yield and disease resistance in TurmericBCUD-SPPU, Pune 2010-121,50,000

Research Centres

The college has 3 University recognized research centres in the following departments


  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geography "

  • Research Guides
    Name of FacultyDepartment
    Dr. K. S. BhosaleBotany
    Dr. S. V. AhireBotany
    Dr. A. S. LimayeBotany
    Dr. V. V. ChabukswarChemistry
    Dr. B. B. BahuleChemistry
    Dr. Mrs. R. P. BhadaneChemistry
    Dr. V.T. BorkarChemistry
    Dr. Mrs. S. V. DeoreChemistry
    Dr. Mrs. M. MusmadeEconomics
    Dr. P. K. BhadaneElectronics
    Dr. S. V. BankarEnglish
    Dr. H. A. LokhandeEnglish
    Dr. Mrs. U. R. KhareGeography
    Dr. Mrs. A. A. DhordeGeography
    Dr. Mrs. S. S. Boxwala-KaleMathematics
    Dr. S. G. LatpateMathematics
    Dr. N. D. MundlikMathematics
    Dr. V. S. JadhavMathematics
    Dr. F. I. SurvePhysics
    Dr. L. M. ChaudhariPhysics
    Dr. V. V. AntadPhysics
    Dr. S. D. ShindePhysics
    Dr. S. S. WarulePhysics
    Dr. Mrs. S. KudaleZoology
    Dr. S. B. WaghmareZoology

    Research Publications

    Many of our faculty members are actively involved in research activities. Our faculty members regularly attend conferences, symposia and workshops to keep abreast of the latest research and technology in their subjects. They also undertake research projects that are funded by reputed organizations. "


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    Research Publications

    The students of the college are encouraged to carry out research under the guidance of faculty members. Students participate in National and International conferences to present their research work. The work is also submitted to peer-reviewed National and International journals. "


    Student Projects

    Post-graduate students carry out a project in their final year as a part of their curriculum. These projects are guided by a faculty member of the department. "


    Research Collaborations

    The college has research collaborations with the following bodies. "

  • Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • Indian Space Research Organisation
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
  • Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

  • Funding Agencies

    The research projects of the faculty members and research scholars are funded by various reputed funding bodies. "

  • University Grants Commission (https://www.ugc.ac.in/)
  • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
  • Department of Science and Technology (https://dst.gov.in/)
  • Department of Biotechnology (https://dbtindia.gov.in/)
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University (http://www.unipune.ac.in/)
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences (https://www.moes.gov.in/)"