This may be of interest to some.I wonder if there will be one next
year, very temoting.
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From: satish pande <>
Date: 18 November 2010 1:30:02 PM
Subject: [OB] Certificate Course in Basic Ornithology
Please find the announcement of the 7th Certificate Course in Basic
Ornithology, the only such interactive course conducted in India and
the 7th Year.
*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
aspects amongst common people and students, ELA Foundation, Pune and
S. Abasaheb Garware College, Pune have jointly initiated the* **?
Course in Basic Ornithology?*. This unique course is conducted on no
no loss basis and all participants are given a comprehensive book of
notes. This is the 7th successive year of the course. Importantly 1000
indigenous trees will also be planted by the course participants.
Any person having completed 10th standard in any faculty is
eligible to join this course, which shall be conducted in English
Doctors, engineers, software personnel, lawyers, journalists,
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
Food and Feeding Habits, Bird Behaviour, Bird Flight, Breeding,
Avian Biogeography, Ecology and Habitats, Birds as Bio-Indicators and
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
of the speakers shall be Dr. Anil Mahabal, Prof. P. S. Ghaisas, Dr.
Ghate, Dr. Satish Pande, Dr. Milind Watve, Dr. Vishwas Sawarkar, Dr.
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
*CLASSES: *40 audio-visual lectures in AV Hall of MES Abasaheb Garware
*FOUR FIELD VISITS: 1. *Valvan Garden (with Mr. Vivek Vishwasrao),
Bird watching and Tree Plantation
trees will be planted (trees will be kindly provided by Shri R. M.
*2.* Alibag-Akshi (with Dr Vaibhav
and Praveen Kawale), Coastal Birds and ecosystem
*3.* Zoological Survey of India,
Pune (with Dr Subramanyam, O/C, ZSI), Bird Identification, Biometry,
*4.* 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
*NUMBER 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
between 10.30 AM till 1.30 PM on working days, for enrolment. Pradeep
Also on e-mail : or
*Dr. S.G. Gupta Dr. Anand Padhye
Dr. Satish Pande*
*Principal, MESAG College, Pune Course Coordinator ELA
Dr Satish Pande
C-9, Bhosale Park
Pune 41009, India
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