Dr Manoj R. Borkar of Carmel College, Nuvem was invited by the Post graduate department of Zoology of Shivaji University, Kolhapur to deliver a Lecture at the under the aegis of ‘Prof A. T. Varute Memorial Lecture series’. Dr Borkar spoke on ‘Conservation Biology and Human-Wildlife Conflicts, with special reference to  the Carnivores’. In his lecture that was delivered for well over 2 hours at the PG Department of Zoology and attended by Faculty, Research Scholars and PG students of Zoology and Environment Science; Dr Borkar enthralled the audience with his oratory and acumen in the field of Wildlife Biology. The lecture was followed by an interactive session with the audience where Dr Borkar answered many of the questions raised by the research scholars on various dimensions of Human-Wildlife Conflicts in India.  Dr Borkar was felicitated by Prof Prakash Raut, Professor and Head of Zoology  & Environment Sciences of Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

Dr Manoj-Sumati Borkar delivering the Invited Lecture in the auditorium of the PG Department of Zoology at Shivaji University.

Dr Manoj-Sumati Borkar; with Asst Professor, Dr Sunil Gaikwad and the Dean of Life Sciences, Prof Prakash Raut of the Shivaji University Kolhapur. In the foreground is the garlanded portrait of Prof A.T. Varute , renowned Zoologist and former Vice Chancellor of Shivaji University.



  • Dr Manoj Borkar conducted the Wetland Bird watching trip for students of IVth semester Zoology in the Nuvem village in February, 2018. over 30 species of wetland birds were recorded and photodocumented.
  • Dr Borkar was invited by the National Institute of Technology Goa for 3 teacher training workshops in discipline of Science under the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA). Dr Borkar conducted 12 sessions on various aspects of pedagogy and Contents in Biology Education. Over 250 teachers were beneficiaries of this workshop.
  • Dr Borkar was invited as a  Visiting Faculty  at the Department of Zoology Chowgule College Margao, to teach UG Zoology students of semester 6 , a theory and practical course on Wildlife Biology .