*CERTIFICATE COURSE IN BASIC ORNITHOLOGY*
(M. E. S. ABASAHEB GARWARE COLLEGE & ELA FOUNDATION, PUNE)
*NOW IN THE 7TH YEAR*
*Enrolment starts at MES Abasaheb Garware College from *
*23rd November at Zoology Department.*
To promote scientific awareness about birds, avian ecology and conservation aspects amongst common people and students, ELA Foundation, Pune and M. E. S. Abasaheb Garware College, Pune have jointly initiated the* ‘ Certificate Course in Basic Ornithology’*. This unique course is conducted on no profit
no loss basis and all participants are given a comprehensive book of lecture notes. This is the 7th successive year of the course. Importantly 1000 indigenous trees will also be planted by the course participants.
* ELIGIBILITY :*
Any person having completed 10th standard in any faculty is eligible to join this course, which shall be conducted in English language. Doctors, engineers, software personnel, lawyers, journalists, personnel from armed forces, junior and senior college students from arts and commerce faculty as well as from zoology, botany, biodiversity and environmental sciences and various other professionals can join the course.
*BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE COURSE :*
*Syllabus :* History of Ornithology, Evolution of birds, Avian Arachaeo-zoology, Ethno-Ornithology, General Anatomy and Morphology, Physiology, Classification, Functional Anatomy, Adaptations for Aerial life, Food and Feeding Habits, Bird Behaviour, Bird Flight, Breeding, Migration, Avian Biogeography, Ecology and Habitats, Birds as Bio-Indicators and Pest Controllers, Conservation Law, In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation, Role of Journalism in Conservation, Bird Photography, Recording Bird Calls, Technology and Ornithology, etc.
*SOME OF THE FACULTY:*
A distinguished and experienced faculty shall deliver various lectures. Some of the speakers shall be Dr. Anil Mahabal, Prof. P. S. Ghaisas, Dr. Hemant Ghate, Dr. Satish Pande, Dr. Milind Watve, Dr. Vishwas Sawarkar, Dr. Mukund Deshpande, Dr. Subrmanyam, Dr. Pramod Joglekar, Dr. Anand Padhye, Anil
Khaire, Dr. Sanjay Kharat, Sanjeev Nalawade, Neelimkumar Khaire, Chandrashekhar Bapat, Pramod Deshpande, etc.
*DURATION: 6th December 2010 to 14th February 2011*
*TIME AND VENUE: 630 PM to 930 PM on Monday and Thursday. No classes on public holidays.*
*CLASSES: 40 audio-visual lectures in AV Hall of MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune.*
*FOUR FIELD VISITS: *Valvan Garden (with Mr. Vivek Vishwasrao), Bird watching and Tree Plantation program 1000 trees will be planted
Alibag-Akshi (with Dr Vaibhav Deshmukh and Praveen Kawale), Coastal Birds and ecosystem
Zoological Survey of India, Akurdi, Pune (with Dr Subramanyam, O/C, ZSI), Bird Identification, Biometry, Taxonomy
Bird Orphanage, Katraj (with Mr Neelimkumar Khaire) - Bird Care and Raptor identification.
* FEES*: Rs. 2750 plus Rs. 50/- registration form. (Includes 40 lectures, field visits, Book on Lecture Notes, Friendly Owl Cap and Course Memento.)
* NUMEBR OF SEATS: *Limited to 50.
* FOR ENROLMENT – CONTACT :*
Willing participants can contact Dr Anand Padhye (9922558271), course coordinator or Dr. S. N. Suryawanshi, HOD, Zoology Department, MES College between 10.30 AM till 1.30 PM on working days, for enrolment. Pradeep Marathe 9970161796.
*Dr. S.G. Gupta Dr. Anand Padhye Dr.Satish Pande
*Principal, MESAG College, Pune Course Coordinator ELA Foundation, Pune