Executive Committee (2017-2019)

Dr. Surekha Zingde

President

Email: surekha.zingde@gmail.com
Educational Qualifications:
MSc Chemistry : IIT, Bombay
PhD, Chemistry: Boston University, USA
Dr Surekha Zingde retired as Dy.Director, Cancer Research Institute, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, in March 2013 after 33y service with the Centre. Her expertise is in Cancer Biology, with focus on Oral cancer proteomics.  She is Professor of Life Sciences of the HBNI. She is member of committees of the CSIR, DBT, BRNS, ICMR and LTMT, reviewer for several journals and reviewer of thesis from different universities. Dr. Zingde is a visiting faculty at University of Mumbai-DAE centre of Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai, a member of the Research advisory board and Chairperson of the ethics committees of different institutions.  She has vast experience in setting up a Research Institute. She provides consultancy for life science research. She is President of the Proteomics Society, India.

Dr. Lalitha Dhareshwar

Vice President

Dr. Lalitha Dhareshwar, occupies the prestigious position of Raja Ramanna Fellow of Department of Atomic Energy and is affiliated to the Physics Group of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, the premier Research Centre of the Department of Atomic Energy. Dr. Dhareshwar is a Ph.D. in Physics, from the University of Mumbai. She completed B.Sc. (Hons.) from University of Bangalore in 1969 and joined the BARC Training school.
She has worked for forty-five years at BARC, in the field of High power lasers, laser plasmas and applications. She was the Head of the Laser and Neutron Physics Division of BARC prior to her retirement in July, 2010. She was instrumental in carrying out several prestigious projects in BARC and has guided several students to obtain their PhD. She is also a senior professor of the Homi Bhabha National Institute.
Dr. Dhareshwar, is a member of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, a spiritual organization. As a Prefect, Spiritual Trainer, she has strived to impart spiritual training through meditation. She had formulated and conducted Value Based Education programs for several schools and colleges in Mumbai, as well as in Maharashtra and Gujarat. This program was taken up by the Atomic Energy Central Schools all over India covering about 40,000 students.

Dr. Dhareshwar is the current Secretary of the Executive Council of Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA), which has the main mandate of taking science to the masses. She is involved in several training programs for college and school teachers on teaching science.  She is also involved in supporting the education of students from weaker economic background.

Dr. Shyamala Bharadwaj

Secretary

Dr. Shyamala Bharadwaj is a retired scientist from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. She was Head, Fuel Cell Materials & Catalysis Section, Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. She obtained her M.Sc. in Chemistry in 1981 and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1991 from MumbaiUniversity. Her main area of work during the past 38years has been determination of thermodynamic properties of nuclear materials using various techniques such as vapour pressure measurements, thermogravimetry, isoperibol calorimeter etc. During 2000-2001, she worked as guest scientist at Juelich Research Centre, Juelich, Germany on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) materials. Her current interests are in the fields of Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (ITSOFC),steam electrolysis and thermochemical cycles for generation of hydrogen from water. She was awarded the NETZSCH –ITAS Award (2006) by the Indian Thermal Analysis Society in the year 2006 for her contributions in the field of thermal analysis. DAE Group Achievement Award for the year 2010 was awarded to her Group for their work on catalysis. She is the Regional Editor for the Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. She has been Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Secretary of Indian Thermal Analysis Society during the period of 1998 to 2005 and was involved in organizing several National Symposia and Workshops on Thermal Analysis in various parts of India.  She has about 150 papers in refereed international journals and more than 150 papers in National and International Symposia. She has co-edited a book on “Thoria based nucleal fuels” (published by Springer, 2013) and written several chapters in various books. She is Ph.D. guide for HomiBhabha National Institute and Mumbai University and has guided several students for their Ph.D. and M.Sc. Degrees.

 

 

Dr. Rita Mukhopadhyaya

Treasurer

Ms. Madhu Pahwa

Jt. Secretary

Madhu has over 20 years of teaching experience in the field of Biology. A gold medalist in Botany from Allahabad University, she has also been a part of her family business.

Nov- 88 to June-08- Teacher, ICL Jhunjhunwala College of Science Arts & Commerce, Vashi.

June-86 to Oct-88, Teacher, Sacred Heart High School, Vashi.

June-1988 - B.Ed(Botany), Allamalai, Unviersity, Chennai.

June-1971-MSc (Botany), Allahabad University, Allahabad.

Ms. Chhaya Kelkar

Jt. Secretary

Ms. R. Bhuvaneshwari

Member

Dr. (Ms.) Srirupa Mukherjee

Member       

Email : srirupam@gmail.com
Education Qualifications :
M.Sc., B. Ed., M. Phil., Ph.D
Work Experience: Retired as HOD in Chemistry, ICL MJ College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
& PG Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at UoM Ruparel College center, UG Examiner and Moderator in Organic chemistry, UoM.

Scholarship/Grant Enjoyed: National Science Talent, N.C.E.R.T; Research Grant by Univ. of Mumbai (2005 & 2007). No. of papers published: 12 in International Journals
Honoured with Rashtriya Gaurav Award (2012) for contribution in teaching and social services. She has served IWSA in different capacities in all the educational activities and programmes of IWSA. She is the Treasurer of IWSA, Executive Committee 2013-14 and has served as the Treasurer in the earlier term also: 2012-2013.

 

Ms. Sushma (Rekha) Pradhan

Member

B.Sc (Home Science )-1969
Post graduate Diploma in Dietetics 1970
B.Ed -1978
M.Ed-1981
Worked as a Direction in India and Canada for a couple of years. Taught in various high schools in Mumbai for about 30 years and retired in 2007.
Associated with IWSA since 2003
Have been on Nursery School and Education committee since 2003. At present convenor of the Nursery School Education Committee
IWSA course co-ordinator of the SNDT Diploma course in Nursery / Creche Teacher’s  Training.

 

 

Ms.Vijayalaxmi Tilak

Member

 

Ms. Nootan Bhakal

Member

 

 

Dr. Devaki Ramanathan

Immediate Past President

Education Qualifications :
M.Sc (Physics) – Bombay University
Ph.D (Physics) – Pune University
Worked as a Senior physicist in Technical Physics & Prototype Engineering Division of BARC, Mumbai for 39 years.
Specialisation : Ultra high vacuum technology, Field emission/Field in microscopy, surface physics, Mass spectrometry technology: Glow discharge & ICP. MS. Published a number of papers in National & International scientific journals including a paper in the prestigious international journal “NATURE”.
She has been an active member of a number of professional societies. Now she is President, IWSA for the years 2015-17 and has served IWSA in different educational activities & programme.

 

Sub- committees:

Hostel & Day care

Convener

Ms Chhaya Kelkar

Co. Convener

Dr.B. S.Mahajan

Secretary

Ms. Asha Kandkar

Treasurer

Ms. Bhuvaneshwari

Members

Dr.Devaki Ramanathan         
Dr.Surekha Zingade               
Dr. Lalitha Dhareshwar                                                                                             
Ms.Sushma(Rekha)Pradhan   
Ms. Madhu Pahwa                 
Dr. Sudha Padhye                  
Dr. Niyati Bhattacharyya       
Ms. Kumud Balkrishna          
Ms. Snehalata Bhavsar           
Ms. Malati Rao                      
Ms. Meena Bhobe                                                      
Ms. Vijaya Chakravarty         
Dr. V.S. Rao                          

Dr. Sudha Padhye (Permanent invitee/ advisor)
Office bearers of Board of Trustees and  E.C.

Building maintenance & hall management

Convener

Dr. Niyati Bhattacharyya

Secretary

Dr. V. S. Rao

Treasurer

Dr. B.S. Mahajan

Members

Office bearers of Board of Trustees, E.C, and Hostel Committee

 

 

Nursery School & education

Convener

Ms. Sushma Pradhan

Co convener

Dr. Nutan Khalap

Secretary

Dr. V. Sudha Rao

Treasurer

Ms. Tejaswini Patil

Members

Ms. Shubhangi Bahgwat                                
Ms. Aditi Bhatt                                              
Ms. Naseema Varawalla                                
Mrs Snehalata Bhavsar
Ms. Shaheena Shaikh                         

Office bearers of Board of Trustees andE.C.

Health

Convener

Dr. Surekha Zingade

Secretary

Ms. Mangala Gorpade

Treasurer

Ms. Snehalata Bhavsar

Members

Dr Bahtavar Mahajan
Dr Varsha Varma
Mrs Pramila Kamble
Mrs Meera Achrekar 
 Ms. Ambika Janakiraman  
 Dr. Hansa Subramaniam
 Dr. Jyoti Taskar
 Ms. Nirmala Doble

Office bearers of Board of Trustees and E.C.

   

Computer

Convener

Dr. V.S. Rao

Secretary

Ms. R.  Bhvuneshwari

Treasurer

Ms. W. Bharati

Members

Dr. Sunita Mahajan                        
Ms. Shabana Mashraki 
Ms. Pratibha Dongare   
Ms. Ruchi Sood(Invitee)       
Ms. Usha Hotkar                             

Office bearers of Board of Trustees and E.C

   

Library:

Convener

Dr. Anjali Bhagwat

Secretary

Ms . Chayya Kelkar

Treasurer

Ms. Ashalata Patil

Members

Madhuwanti Bhagwat
Vijayalaxmi Tilak
Office bearers of Board of Trustees and E.C.

   

Scholarship:

Convener

Dr. Susan Eapen

Secretary

Dr. Shubhada Nayak

Treasurer

Dr. Srirupa Mukharjee

Permanent invitee/advisor

Dr. Sudha Padhye

 

Office bearers of Board of Trustees and E.C.

News letter:

Convener

Dr. Shyamala Bharadwaj

Editorial Board members

Dr. Tarala Nandekar
Dr.Surekha Zingde
Dr. Smita Lele
Dr. Susan Eapen
Dr. Dhanya Suresh

Membership:

Dr. Srirupa Muherjee
Dr. Dimple Datta

Educational Tours:

Ms. Bhuvaneshwari
Ms.Anjali Bhagwat

Science Awareness (Programme) :

Convener

Dr B. S. Mahajan

Secretary

Dr. Susan Eapen

Treasurer

Dr.Devaki Ramanathan

 

Office bearers of Board of Trustees and E.C.

BRNS lecture series

Drs. Indira Priyadarshani
Lalita Dhareshwar
Jayeshree Sainis
Amita Jain
Dr. Anjali Bhagwat

Projects

Dr. Nutan Khalap ( Nisargruna)
Rekha pradhan
Medha Dixit
Liji

Sunday science club ( Techshiksha) / Science nurture

Devaki, Srirupa
Susan
Pratibha  Bidarkar
Sudha Bhat
Sonia
Kamal Marolia  

Workshops

Rita
Jayeshree Dawoo
Dr.Surekha Zingade
Kanchan Singh

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