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Awards and Recognition


Achievements of the Faculty/Staff


1.  Awards and Recognitions:

Dr. Vasundhara Padmanabhan                                                      Dr. Kalpana Kharade

Best Teacher Award by HEF bestowed on Dr. Vasundhara Padmanabhan (2011)

           Best Employee Award by State Ministry of                          Social Justice and Empowerment (2012)



                      Dr. Kalpana Kharade                                                  Dr. Kalpana Kharade                                            

National Role Model Award by Union Ministry of        Social Justice and Empoerment (2014)                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hirkani Award  from Mumbai Doordarshan  (2015)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


 "Outstanding Performance for the Year 2013-2014"

 "Outstanding Senior Faculty" (2015)

2.  Paper Presentation in the International Conference.



       Paper Presentation in London by                                        Ms.Usha Sharma presented a paper at  International

          Dr. Kalpana Kharade and Ms. Rupal Thakkar                              Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE1)  


Achievements of the Students

Roll of Honour



Ms Vijayashree Ranganathan

Gold Medalist, B. Ed University Examination (2008-2009)


Ms Pournima Lachake

Third Rank, M. Ed University Examination (2008-09)



Ms Nikita Gosrani

Second Rank, B. Ed University Examination (2009-10)


Ms Vinita Malde

First Rank, B.Ed (2012-2013)


     Ms. Parveen Khan 

First Rank, M.Ed (2014-2015)





  • Research Projects :-Ms Usha Sharma bagged the major research grant of 4, 50,000/- by ICSSR for the research project titled “Infusing Multicultural Content into the Curriculum for Enhancing Social Adjustment among the Students of Minority Run Schools in Mumbai”   


  • Research Projects :-Dr Pooja Birwatkar bagged the Minor Research Grant of Rs 15,000/- from Mumbai University for project titled “Exploring the prospective teacher’s sense of self efficacy, their attitudes and beliefs regarding student diversity and preparedness to teach in multicultural classrooms”.



  • Ms.Usha Sharma presented a paper at  International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE1) in association with United Nations, Women conducted by  Gender Park ,Kerela from November 12-14,2015
  • Ms. Rupal Thakkar awarded for  "Outstanding Senior Faculty Award" in 2015
  • Dr. Sreetanuka Nath presented paper at London International Conference in Education (LICE-2015), London, UK  held on November 9-11, 2015, and also published in the proceedings of London International Conference in Education (LICE-2015), London, UK
  • Dr. Sreetanuka Nath's paper selected at epiSTEME 6 to be jointly organized by HBCSE and IIT Bombay to be held on 15-18th Dec, 2015              


  • Dr Vasundhara Padmanabhan was one of the 100 commonwealth leaders selected from across 53 countries to attend CSC Leaders’ Meet 2015: The Leadership Development Program in UK from  April 12-19 
  • The university team has visited the institute in regard to granting autonomous status and has recommended that autonomous status be given
  • Dr. Kalpana Kharade received Hirkani Award-2015 By Mumbai Doordarshan
  • Dr. Kalpana Kharade received National Role Model Award-2014 By Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowermen
  • Dr. Kalpana Kharade was the core committee member of NCTE for M Ed syllabus revision
  •  Add on Certificate Course in Web Tools in Teaching and Learning started
  •  PhD degree awarded to Dr Sneha Raikar    


  • Secured 3 ICSSR and 1UGC major research grants amounting to Rs. 23.36 lacs 
  •  Ph D degrees awarded to Dr. Hemalata Marathe and Dr. B. Bhuvaneshwari  
  •  Dr. Kalpana Kharade received state level Best Employee Award by Ministry of Social  Justice and    Empowerment   
  •  Dr. Vasundhara Padmanabhan presented papers in international conferences in Dublin, Ireland, Nepal  and Malaysia : was an Academic Visitor to the School of Education, Oxford University ( April, 2013)              
  • Dr.Kalpana Kharade was invited by NCTE as the core committee member for the revision of National Curriculum Framework at M.Ed. level                                                                                  
  • Ms. Usha Sharma, Ms. Sreetanuka Nath got recognition from the University of Mumbai as post-graduate  teachers
  • Conducted Five Days' Workshop on Statistics in Social Science Research  and a national seminar sposnsored by ICSSR                                         
  • Enrollment of the students to PhD course increased to 16  Started 6 months Pre-PhD Program for PhD students       
  • Faculty members presented papers in various seminars and conference inside as well as outside Maharashtra- Goa ( Dr. Vasundhara Padmanabhan), Chennai (Ms. Rupal Thakkar),  Delhi(Dr. Kalpan Kharade & Ms. Hema Peese) Jaipur (Ms. Usha Sharma)        
  • Ms. Rupal Thakkar and Ms. Hema Peese attended refresher courses and Ms. Sreetanuka Nath attended orientation course organised by Academic Staff College

2012-13 : 

  • First Ph D degree awarded from the Center to Ms Reni Francis 
  • Paper Presentation by Dr. Kalpana Kharade & Ms. Rupal Thakkar  in London in an International  Conference
  •  Conducted UGC sponsored National Seminar and ICSSR sponsored 7 Days' Workshop     Research Methodology in Social Sciences
  •   Ms. Sunita Britto attended refresher course organised by Academic Staff College
  •   Dr. Vasundhara Padmanabhan secured University minor research grant
  •   Ms. Rupal Thakkar and Ms. Hema Peese got recognition from the University of Mumbai as post-graduate teachers  

2011-12 :  

  • Recognized under 12 (B) of UGC;   Enrolled 5 more Ph D students (Total 10)
  • 3 faculty members attended orientation course and one attended refresher course
  • 5 faculty members  secured University minor research grants
  • 'Best Teacher Award' by HEF bestowed on Dr. Vasundhara Padmanabhan


  • Got Reaccredited by NAAC


  • Became  Research Center offering Ph D program
  • registered 5 Ph D students
  • Conducted NAAC Sponsored Seminar

2008-09 : 

  • Became center for Ph.D. Program of University of Mumbai
  • Became IGNOU Study Center 1688(P) for M. Ed and M. A. Ed           
  • Became YCMOU study center for M. A. Ed

2007-08 : 

  • Initiated  M.Ed and PGDME Programs of University of Mumbai

2006-07 : 

  • Got permanent affiliation to University of Mumbai
  • Felicitated by A.I.A.S.H.A. International for the academic achievements in March 2007
  • Dr. Kalpana Kharade received award for the Academic Achievements given by the Giant Group in March 2007

 2005-06 :

  • Visit by NAAC Peer Team : got accredited B++ by NAAC

 2004-05 : 

  • Beginning of Pratyush-The Annual Intercollegiate Festival      
  •  Intake Capacity for B Ed increased  from 80 to 100
  •  Dr. Kalpana Kharade received award given by the Blind Men’s Association for academic excellence, at the 

    5th all India Conference for the blind women at Amrawati in September 2004.


  • Dr. Kalpana Kharade received award for Physically Challenged Teacher by the Lions Club International in 2002
  •  Dr. Kalpana Kharade received Vocational Award, Awarded by the Rotary International in 2002 for  academic excellence and achievements
  •  Dr. Kalpana Kharade received Neelam Kanga Award, Awarded by the national Association for the blinds for academic  excellence in 2002

1994-95 : 

  • Became YCMOU Study Center for M Ed and PGRP programs

1993-94 : 

  • Became YCMOU study center for B Ed program;  Became IGNOU Study Center

1991-92 : 

  • Beginning of Senior Scholars’  Seminar Series (SSSS)

1990-91 : 

  • Establishment of the Institution offering B Ed program


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