Academic Year 2019-2020  

  • Title :- Impact of project based learning at undergraduate level.
    Paper:- presented and published
    Level :- international

    By: dr. tara menon
    Organizer :- RUSA, St Xaviers College
    Venue :- St Xaviers College
    Date: 13/03/2020

    Evolving higher trends in Education


  • Title :- Impact of project based learning at undergraduate level
    Paper:- presented and published
    Level :- international

    By: mr. prajith nambiar
    Organizer :- St. Xavier's College (Autonomous)
    Venue :- St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai
    Date: 13/03/2020

    Impact of project based learning at undergraduate level presented at DISHA - International Conference on Evolving Trends in Higher Education ,12-13 March 2020 at St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai Co-Authors: Subi Yoosuf and Tara Menon


  • Title :- Impact of project based learning at undergraduate level
    Paper:- presented and published
    Level :- international

    By: dr. subi
    Organizer :- St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous)
    Venue :- St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai
    Date: 12/03/2020

    Xplore, The Xavier’s Research Journal Vol:11, p43-51.ISSN 2249-1878


  • Title :- Human Interaction and Identity: An Indian Perspective on Ecology of Place
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. kamala srinivas
    Organizer :- Department of Philosophy, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
    Venue :- North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
    Date: 10/03/2020

    Invited to deliver Papiya Ghosh Memorial Lecture during the 94th Indian Philosophical Congress from 9th -11th March, 2020


  • Title :- In vitro cultivation & phytochemical analysis of Indian medicinal plant Vitex negundo L. (Nirgundi)
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: dr. mahavir gosavi
    Organizer :- SIES/ Rusa
    Venue :- SIES College of Arts, Science & commerce (Autonomous).
    Date: 07/03/2020

    Co-authored a research papers presented titled “In vitro cultivation & phytochemical analysis of Indian medicinal plant Vitex negundo L. (Nirgundi)” with Ms. Sejal Zagde, at International Conference on “Natural Products - Quality, Safety & Efficacy” on 6th& 7th March, at SIES College of Arts, Science & commerce (Autonomous).


  • Title :- VAM as natural Biofertilizer
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: dr. mahavir gosavi
    Organizer :- SIES/ Rusa
    Venue :- SIES College of Arts, Science & commerce (Autonomous).
    Date: 07/03/2020

    Co-authored a research papers presented titled “VAM as natural Biofertilizer” with Mrs. Ashwini Deshpande, at International Conference on “Natural Products - Quality, Safety & Efficacy” on 6th& 7th March, at SIES College of Arts, Science & commerce (Autonomous).


  • Title :- Mushrooms as potential anticancer immunoceuticals
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: dr. mahavir gosavi
    Organizer :- SIES/ Rusa
    Venue :- SIES College of Arts, Science & commerce (Autonomous).
    Date: 06/03/2020

    Participated and presented a research paper titled “Mushrooms as potential anticancer immunoceuticals” at International Conference on “Natural Products - Quality, Safety & Efficacy” on 6th & 7th March, at SIES College of Arts, Science & commerce (Autonomous).


  • Title :- Phyochemical evaluation of traditionally important plant Sida acuta Burman f. (common wire weed)
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: dr. mahavir gosavi
    Organizer :- SIES/ Rusa
    Venue :- SIES College of Arts, Science & commerce (Autonomous).
    Date: 06/03/2020

    Co-authored a research papers presented titled “Phyochemical evaluation of traditionally important plant Sida acuta Burman f. (common wire weed)” with Ms. Mahanty Priyanka, at International Conference on “Natural Products - Quality, Safety & Efficacy” on 6th& 7th March, at SIES College of Arts, Science & commerce (Autonomous).


  • Title :- Formulation and characterization of Thymol, Eugenol and Cuminic acid based nano emulsion for its anti-biofilm activity
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: dr. subi
    Organizer :- SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous)
    Venue :- SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous),Sion (West)
    Date: 06/03/2020

    International Conference on ‘Natural Products – Quality, Safety and Efficacy’


  • Title :- 'Gandhi and Forgiveness
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. uma shankar
    Organizer :- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata, & Dept of Philosophy SIES
    Venue :- SIES Mini Auditorium
    Date: 27/02/2020

    Two Day National Seminar on 'Gandhi's Writings on Indian Culture' Commemorating 150 yaers of Mahatma Gandhi's Birth anniversary


  • Title :- 'Reconciliation of Advaita and Bhakti in Madhushana’s Bhagawat Bhakti Rasayana'
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. uma shankar
    Organizer :- Bhartiya Vidya Bhava, Pudukode, Kerala
    Venue :- Bhartiya Vidya Bhava, Pudukode, Kerala
    Date: 25/02/2020

    National seminar on 'Vedas, Vedangas and Darshanas' . Most papers were presented in Sanskrit. Scholars across the country participated.


  • Title :- “A Study on Contemporary Issues and Challenges of Dumping Waste in Asian Countries”
    Paper:- presented and published
    Level :- international

    By: mr. k. saravanan nadar
    Organizer :- Department of Commerce, University of Mumbai
    Venue :- University of Mumbai, Kalina Campus
    Date: 17/02/2020

    Around 2.12 billion tons of waste are dumped every year. If we put all this waste in trucks they would go around the world 24 times, so everyone is responsible. Toxic Colonialism is going on, where developed nations strategy to dump their waste in developing and underdeveloped countries especially Asian countries.


  • Title :- Negotiating Political Space in the Host Nation: The Case of South Asian Diaspora in Britain
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: mr. ajinkya gaikwad
    Organizer :- International Conference on Diaspora Governance organized by the Centre for Diaspora Studies, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
    Venue :- Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
    Date: 10/02/2020

    ABSTRACT Diaspora politics is a form of transnational political engagement which is structured around a particularistic identity category (such as a national, ethnic, religious, or sectarian identity) and a real or mythical “homeland” (Adamson 2012). Drawing the basic frame of reference from this definition, this paper seeks to analyse the political activism and institutionalism of the South Asian diaspora in Britain. A liberal-democratic polity provides diaspora communities with adequate opportunities for participation and competition for public resources. However, multiple locations, internal diversities and contexts of migration may act as hindrances to their consolidation as political communities. Hence, to negotiate the political spaces in the host societies, religious identity emerges as a significant consolidating factor. This happens amidst tensions and pressures that emerge from assimilation, integration and transnationalism. Today, diaspora identities are considerably shaped by political happenings and socio-cultural transformations and movements in the homeland. Here, South Asia's peculiar political history facilitates the religious narrative among diasporas in host societies. Lastly, the paper will assess the evolution of Britain from a difference-blind liberal polity that has historically been avoiding political religiosity to a polity where faith groups are important civil society participants in areas of governance. In recent times, political frameworks of the host society tend to identify ‘faith-based communities’ as important stakeholders which further rationalizes and reinforces defining ethnic minorities and diaspora groups in religious terms. Meanwhile, the native majority communities are also actively engaged in constructing and subtly propagating specific narratives regarding the diaspora thus giving rise to the discourse on ‘model’ communities.


  • Title :- Fragmented Identities and Hegemonic Projects: Assessing Subaltern Politics in Contemporary India
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: mr. ajinkya gaikwad
    Organizer :- Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) sponsored National Conference on Subaltern Movements in India: Issues & Challenges organized by Department of History, Ramnarain Ruia College (Autonomous), Mumbai
    Venue :- Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Mumbai
    Date: 11/01/2020

    ABSTRACT The term “subalternity” refers to a condition of subordination facilitated by structures of economic, social, racial, linguistic or cultural dominance (Beverley, 1999). This paper will broadly explore the discourse on caste and specifically deal with lower caste mobilizations in India. When viewed with an instrumentalist perspective, caste consciousness and subalternity can be positive resources and can act as an agency in a democratic polity where rights and entitlements can be constantly demanded against the state. Through various social movements and mobilizations, the subalterns have 'spoken' and they were also 'heard'. However, in the political sphere, the subaltern faces several limitations and challenges. There are attempts where the majoritarian politics is challenged by assertion of alternative and autonomous lower-caste identities. But such assertions do not necessarily attain political success due to internal schisms. This is when the idea of different degrees or levels of subalternity comes into play. Moreover, the heterogeneity and stratifications, often of a hierarchical nature, among subalterns has given rise to or strengthened historically held symbols which become rallying points for the formation of political identities. The political projects undertaken to link the histories and heroism of lower caste groups to majoritarian narratives is a case in point. These fragmented identities may discourage, limit or even dismantle contestations and mobilizations against the dominant narratives. This happens in a political space where hegemonic discourses are built to subsume the 'subaltern' given to the divisions.


  • Title :- Production and Characterization of red pigment by soil fungus and its applications
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- local

    By: mr. prajith nambiar
    Organizer :- SIES College of arts, science and commerce
    Venue :- SIES College of arts, science and commerce, Sion west
    Date: 08/01/2020

    Mr Nikhil Nayak guided by Prajith Nambiar presented a poster on ‘Production and Characterization of red pigment by soil fungus and its applications’ at the at the Inter-Collegiate Research meet- Jignyasa- held on 8th January, 2020 at SIES College. He was awarded second prize under Post graduate category (Life science).


  • Title :- Dynamics of Online Payment System in Mumbai: Consumer Perspective
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- state

    By: mr. krishnan ramchandran
    Organizer :- University of Mumbai
    Venue :- Vivekananda College, Sindhi Colony, Chembur
    Date: 24/12/2019

    Research Convention - Aavishkar organised by the University of Mumbai


  • Title :- ‘Use of anthocyanin dye and eucalyptus oil as a safer alternative to chemicals in cosmetics’
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- state

    By: ms. anju angel james
    Organizer :- 14 th Inter- Collegiate/ Institute/Department University of Mumbai Research convention AVISHKAR
    Venue :- VES College
    Date: 24/12/2019

    The paper presented emphasized on replacing the harmful and carcinogenic components in cosmetics with safe natural products.


  • Title :- Production and Characterization of red pigment by soil fungus and its applications
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- state

    By: mr. prajith nambiar
    Organizer :- 14th Inter-Collegiate/ Institute/Department University of Mumbai Research convention AVISHKAR
    Venue :- VES College Chembur
    Date: 24/12/2019

    € Mr Nikhil Nayak guided by Prajith Nambiar presented a poster on ‘Production and Characterization of red pigment by soil fungus and its applications’ at the the 14th Inter-Collegiate/ Institute/Department University of Mumbai Research convention AVISHKAR held at VES College Chembur on 24th December 2019. He was selected for the final rounds scheduled to be held on 6th January 2020


  • Title :- Rhizobacterial siderophores in Bioremediation’
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: dr. tara menon
    Organizer :- RUSA, Ruia College
    Venue :- Ruia College
    Date: 21/12/2019

    Plant Biofactories: Strategies and Challenges


  • Title :- Making a Case for a Change in the Language Policy with Specific Reference to English at the Undergraduate Level: Reinforcement for Empowerment
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: dr. lakshmi muthukumar
    Organizer :- International Network for Language Education Policy Studies and Research Chronicler and the
    Venue :- Marathi Bhasha Bhavan, University of Mumbai
    Date: 17/12/2019

    The paper was presented at an International Conference on 'Globalization and Multilingual Language Education Policies'


  • Title :- Consensus and Contestation: Reflections on Identity Formation and Disintegration of the South Asian Diaspora in Britain
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: mr. ajinkya gaikwad
    Organizer :- International Seminar on Mapping Indian Diaspora: Issues & Perspectives organized by SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Autonomous), Mumbai
    Venue :- SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Autonomous), Mumbai
    Date: 15/12/2019

    ABSTRACT Identity formation among the diaspora is primarily based on territorial affiliations, ethnic, cultural or racial determinants and class orientations. Internal fissures and differences are often subsumed or underplayed as a part of ‘consensus’ or ‘convenience’ which is based on shared identities and common interests among the diaspora communities. However, this consensus is constantly under pressure due to challenges emerging from religious identities, diaspora nationalism, politics in the country of origin and contestations in political, social and cultural terrains of the host country. Different migrations and settlement patterns of diasporas, diverse social and economic contexts along with transnationalism play an important role in facilitating this process. Moreover, the host country’s attempts to accommodate, integrate and assimilate immigrant populations may have divergent outcomes. It may lead to a heightened identity consciousness, hardening of external and internal boundaries or exemplification of hybridity among the diaspora. Drawing upon the conception of diaspora identities as those “constantly producing and reproducing themselves anew, through transformation and difference” (Hall, 1990, p.235), this paper explores the formation, evolution and eventual disintegration of the South Asian diasporic identity in Britain.


  • Title :- Re-negotiating Nationalism: The Indian Diaspora in the USA
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: dr. vanita banjan
    Organizer :- Department of Humanities, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Sion (W)
    Venue :- SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Sion (W)
    Date: 14/12/2019

    Two day International Inter-disciplinary Seminar titled 'Mapping Indian Diaspora: Issues and Perspectives' organised by the Department of Humanities, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Sion (W) and funded by RUSA on 13th and 14th December 2019


  • Title :- Problematizing Diaspora: Against Deploying Diaspora as a Typological Tool
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- international

    By: dr. seema c.
    Organizer :- Department of Humanities, SIES College
    Venue :- SIES College, Sion (W)
    Date: 13/12/2019

    Presented paper titled "Problematizing Diaspora: Against Deploying Diaspora as a Typological Tool" in the Two-Day International Seminar on Mapping Indian Diaspora: Issues and Perspectives.


  • Title :- Issues on diversity: religious and philosophical perspectives
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. uma shankar
    Organizer :- B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, MHOW,
    Venue :- B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, MHOW,
    Date: 12/10/2019

    Seminar on Uniform Civil code. Covering sovcial, political and philosophical perspective of Dr Ambedkar


  • Title :- Issues on diversity: religious and philosophical perspectives
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. uma shankar
    Organizer :- B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, MHOW,
    Venue :- B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, MHOW,
    Date: 12/10/2019

    Seminar on Uniform Civil code. Covering sovcial, political and philosophical perspective of Dr Ambedkar


  • Title :- Eco-Fiction As Fiction With a Conscience
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. lakshmi muthukumar
    Organizer :- Department of English, St. Andrew's College of Arts, Science and Commerce
    Venue :- Bandra West, Mumbai
    Date: 13/09/2019

    Presented a paper titled “Eco-Fiction as Fiction with a Conscience” at a One Day National Seminar entitled “Eco Pasts and UN/sustainable Futures: The Literatures of Climate Change” organized by the St. Andrews College, Bandra.


  • Title :- Belong, Become or else Be Lost: Akan Environmental Philosophy
    Paper:- presented and published
    Level :- international

    By: dr. kamala srinivas
    Organizer :- Department of Humanities, Bhavan's Hazarimal Somani College, Chowpatty
    Venue :- Bhavan's Hazarimal Somani College, Chowpatty
    Date: 15/03/2019

    This research paper was presented as part of the plenary session in the National Conference on Contemporary Trends in Humanities and Social Sciences and published in Online Issue of the Journal (Conference special ) titled International Journal of Innovative and Advance Research