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Personal Information
Name Dr. Kanchan S. Chitnis
Gender Female
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Science , Life Science
Date of Joining -
Research Area :
Medicinal Plants, Biochemistry, Food and Nutrition

Courses Taught
UG Courses Biochemistry, Immunology
PG Courses Cell Cell communication, Biochemistry, Therapeutics
Address Information
Address E-601, Motanagar Cooperative Hsng Soc, Andheri-Kurla Road, Chakala, Andheri- East, Mumbai, 400099
City Mumbai
State Maharashtra
Country India
Contact Information
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Academic Information
No. Degree/Diploma Institute/ Organization Year Branch/Specialization
1 Ph. D.  (Philosophy of Doctorate ) Estimation of Protein Components and other Biochemical Parameters of Human Follicular Fluid and Serum. 2000 Biochemistry
2 M.Sc.  (Master of Science ) Biochemistry- Dissertation topic:Studies on Isolation and Characterization of Starch from the seeds of some Amaranthus species. 1996 Biochemistry
3 CSIR-UGC NET  ( ) cleared in Life Science 1996 Life Science
4 B.Sc.  (Bachelor of Science ) Chemistry as major subject. Botany and Zoology as minor subjects 1994 Chemistry as major subject. Botany and Zoology as minor subjects
Publication Conference
No. Publication Conference Month Year
1 At International Conference on Plant Biofactories Strategies and Challenges, held during 19, 20, 21 Dec 2019, organised by RRAC and Society for Plant Research (Vegetos), presented a poster titled ‘Isolation and Characterization of Lectins from Dolichos lablab and Lagenaria siceraria’ as co author with Ms Prachi Nikam (MSc II student) DEC 2019
Publication Journal
No. Publication Journal Month Year
1 • Dr Kanchan S. Chitnis*, Biochemical and Phytochemical Evaluation of betel leaf varieties,’ Bodhi International Journal of Research in Humanitie, Arts and Science, (peer reviewed)- ISSN 2456-5571, Jan 2019, Vol 3 (No 2), pgs 1 -6, (impact factor- 2.135). JAN 2019
2 Kanchan S. Chitnis*, Detection of Electrical Activity in Fruit Waste, International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, (UGC no-43602, Peer reviewed)Issue E-ISSN-2348-1269,Vol 6, Issue 2. June 2019. p 9 -15.(Impact factor 5.75) JUN 2019
3 • Kanchan Chitnis*,Quantitation of Eugenol in Betel leaf varieties by HPTLC, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (IJPSR) E-ISSN 0975-8232 P-ISSN2320-5148 (UGC List-17358)2017:Vol 8(11)pg 4858-4862 (Impact Factor- 0.59) (Citations- 04) 2017
4 • Dr. Kanchan Chitnis*, Ankita Patil, Asmita Patil, ‘Study of Well Being of Urban Women’, Life Sciences International Research Journal, Volume 2 Issue 1 (2015): 82-86; ISSN 2347-8691 2015
5 • Chitnis K. S*.,’ Extraction, Characterization and Application as Natural Dyes of extracts from Terminalia catappa leaf and seed pericarp’,Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, September 2013; Vol. 17(9): 94-99; E-ISSN No. 2278-4527: (Impact Factor 0.636). (Citations-02) 2013
6 • K. S. Chitnis*, S. B. Palekar, D. R. Koppar and D. Y. Mestry, ‘Evaluation of Syzygium cumini Linn. Seed formulations available in the market using spectrophotometric and chromatographic techniques’, IJPSR (International Journal Of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research), February 2012; Vol. 3(2): 556-560 ISSN: 0975-8232 (ICV-2010- 4.57, impact factor-0.45). (Citations-09) 2012
7 • Dr Kanchan Chitnis* and Ms Ashley Mary Stanley, ‘Chemical Evaluation of Tamra Bhasma’(April-June 2011), International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, Vol 2, Issue 2.(ISSN 0975-6299), 160-168.(Elsevier indexed, impact Factor-0.47) (Citations 14) 2011
Conference Attended
No. Conference Attended Month Year
1 Presented a paper orally titled ‘Extraction, Characterization and Application as Natural Dyes of extracts from Terminalia catappa leaf and seed pericarp’, at International Conference organized by Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment in association with by University of Antwerp, at University of Antwerp, Belgium, from July 8th to 10th 2013. JULY 2013
Conference Conducted
No. Conference Conducted Month Year
1 International Conference on Plant Biofactories Strategies and Challenges, 19, 20, 21 Dec 2019, organised by RRAC and Society for Plant Research (Vegetos)- worked as Core Organising Committee Member DEC 2019
Training Attended
No. Training attended Information Month Year
1 participated in 7 days ‘National Hands on Training Workshop on Innovative Experiments in Biological Sciences for College Teachers’ from Aug 29 to Sept 4 2018, at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, sponsored by Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, under Star Status DBT, Govt of India AUG 2018
2 Participated in Biotechnology Exploration Programe, with the first batch of 21 students, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA from 15 May to 9 June 2017. MAY 2017
3 STEM Teacher Training workshop on Research Based Pedagogical Tools(Level 1), held from 26 February to 1 March 2017, at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, sponsored by the Dept of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India, IISER and MHRD, Govt of India. The workshop was conducted by experts from the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. FEB 2017

Training Conducted
No. Training Conducted Information Month Year
1 Co ordinator for the hands on training workshop on ‘Affinity Chromatography: Tool for Lectin Purification’, held in Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College from 10 to 12 Aug 2018, jointly organized by Dept of Life Science and Dept of Bioanalytical Sciences and Central Dogma Pv t Ltd, Pune. The resource person Dr Shobhana Bhide, Former Prof and Head Dept of Biochemistry, Univ of Pune. AUG 2018
2 Organized Ruia-IUP workshop in Biotechnology, in Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College from 6 to 13 January 2018, with Dr Bharathan, Chair and Professor Biology Dept, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA as one of the Faculty. JAN 2018

No. Achievement Description Year
1 Dr Kanchan received certificate for guiding students on project ‘Application of starch in preparing bioplastic and pharmaceutical tablets’, under Medicine and Pharmacy category at PG level and clearing the Selection level and clearing for the Final Round at University level held on 14 Dec and 6 Jan 2020. Students who worked on the project were Ms Madhura Patkar, Ms Kshitija Rahate, Ms Rani Prasad, Mr Pratik Shetye and Mr Rohan Sinha of MSc II Life Science. 2020
2 Dr Kanchan received certificate for guiding students on project ‘Garland Paper’, under Pure Sciences Category at UG level, clearing the Zonal level and also clearing the first round at the University level held on 19 and 29 Dec 2018 resp. Students who worked on the project were Mr Pranav, Ms Apoorva and Ms Tanaya from SYBSc Life Science class. 2018
3 Dr Kanchan Chitnis received P.D. Sethi National Level Certificate of Merit for the research paper “Quantitation of Eugenol in Betel Leaf Varieties by HPTLC, ” selected as best research paper on application of TLC/HPTLC in pharma, herbal and other chemical analysis amongst 111 publications all over India in December 2018. 2018
4 Grant of Rs 4,90,000/- under UGC Minor Research Project for two years 2015-16, 2016-17 for project titled ‘ Biochemical and Pharmacognostic evaluation of Piper betel (Linn)(betel) leaves.’ 2015
5 Grant of Rs 29,000/- under Minor Research Project of University of Mumbai,2011-12 for project titled ‘Extraction, Characterization and Stability Studies of plant extracts and their application as Natural Dyes. ’ 2011