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Designation: Associate Professor & Head of Zoology

Department: Zoology

Type of Appointment: Permanent

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Educational Qualifications: M.Sc. (Bombay), Ph.D. (Bombay), PGDEE (New Delhi), FBRS, FASc. (AW), FIAES, MASCI (India), MISZ (China)

Years of Teaching Experience: 33 years

Subjects Taught: Zoology(UG and PG), Environmental management(PGDPA), Neutraceuticals (Food technology) Marine science, Environmental Science, Enviromental Biotechnology (PG), Wildlife Biology

Areas of Interest: Conservation Biology, Arachnology, Environment Impact Assessment.

Books Authored (Title, Publisher, Year):

    1. G.Kulkarni and M. Borkar (1988). ATPase activity in the clam Meretrix casta VAR. OVU (Hanley) acclimated to different salinities. Geobios 15:162-165
    2. Manoj Borkar (1988). (Co-Author) Marine Fishes. Pgs 79-89. Report No.16 on Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) for the endangered species of Indian Mangrove Ecosystems, under the aegis of Biodiversity Conservation Prioritisation Project. pp 106. Ed. T. Ananda Rao, Sanjay Molur and Sally Walker. A Zoo Outreach Organization Publication
    3. V. Desai and M. R. Borkar (1989). A study of allometric relationship in Lamellidenscarrians. Indian J.Fish. (ISSN0970-6011),Vol.36(2):180-182.
    4. Manoj R. Borkar and Meenakshi Mallya(1992).Eco-theological basis of Crocodile conservation in Goa. Biology Education(ISSN: 0970-5961) Vol. 9, 4  Oct-Dec, P. 297-98
    5. R. Borkar, K.Saraswat, V.Quadros and D. Fernandes (1992) Diel cycle of some abiotic factors and microbial quality of a fresh water reservoir during monsoons at Mormugao, Goa. Bioved (ISSN: 0971-0108) Vol. 3(2):133-136.
    6. Manoj R. Borkar and Meenakshi M. Mallya(1993). Cardio-inhibitory effect of spider extracts on the heart of the frog, Rana tigrina. Bioved .(ISSN:0971-0108)Vol. 4(2):159-162
    7. Manoj R. Borkar (1994). A study of allometric relationship in Katelysia marmorata, Linne. Bioved . (ISSN:0971-0108) Vol.5(1):57-60.
    8. Manoj R. Borkar and Meenakshi Mallya(1995). Crocodiles in territorial defence in pre-Portuguese Goa .Hornbill 1995(1) p 20-22.
    9. Utkarsha Mantri, Manoj Borkar, D A Bhiwgade and Manoj Muni (1995). Fine structure of lactotrophs during late pregnancy in some Indian bats -A comparative study. (ISSN:0971-0108) Vol.6(1):85-90
    10. Manoj R. Borkar and Meenakshi Mallya(1995). Sex determination, health conditions and Biometric study of captive muggers of Bondla Zoo, Goa. ZOOS’PRINT (ISSN: 0971-6378) Vol. X No 7 p 39-40.
    11. Manoj Borkar, Meenakshi Mallya, Fatima Alves and Renuka Ramchandra (1996). Dysmorphogenic activity of Asafoetida (Ferula narthex, BOISS) in albino rats. Bioved
    12. A. Bhiwgade, A.P. Manekar, V.N. Magare, Utkarsha Mantri, Vaishali Kadam and Manoj R. Borkar (1996). The fine structure of pars distalis in the marine teleost Johniusbelangerii. Trends in Life Sciences (India) (ISSN: 2319–4731)11,(2):75-81.
    13. Manoj Borkar, Meenakshi Mallya, Neelam Komarpant, Fatima Alves and Mii Mathew (1997). Laboratory incubation of Calotes versicolor (DAUDIN) eggs and a note on the morphometrics of eggs and hatchlings. ZOOS’PRINT (ISSN: 0971-6378) Vol.XII (5):12-13.
    14. Sanjay V. Deshmukh, Prasad C. Karnik, Balakrishna Bhatkhande, Amol B. Deshmane, Anil K. Patil, Manoj R. Borkar and Kedar Kulkarni. Bamboo-dependent livelihood patterns of fishing communities: 173 A case study of the West Coast of India. In: BAMBOO FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Proceedings of the Vth International Bamboo Congress and the VIth International Bamboo Workshop San Jose, Costa Rica, 2-6 November 1998 INBAR Proceedings No. 7
    15. Manoj R. Borkar, U.U.Mantri, K.M.Avari, P.D.Raut and D.A.Bhiwgade(2000). Cytoarchitecture of the adenohypophysial folliculate cell of the male flat headed bat Tylonycterispachypus (Teminck).Uttar Pradesh J.Zool. (ISSN: 0256-971X) 20(3):209-212.
    16. A.Bhiwgade, M. R. Borkar and K.M. Avari (2001).Fine structure of Prolactin cell of female albino rat as affected by some anti-fertility drugs- A comparative electron microscopic study. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (ISSN:0019-5189)Vol.39, pp119-131.
    17. Manoj R. Borkar, U.U.Mantri, K.M.Avari and D.A.Bhiwgade(2002).Comparative cytoarchitecture of lactotrophs and gonadotrophs in the flat headed bat Tylonycterispachypus (Teminck) during gestation and lactation. Uttar Pradesh J.Zool. (ISSN: 0256-971X)22 (3):221-229.
    18. Manoj R. Borkar, Neelam Komrpant, Padma Kamat and Nirmal Kulkarni (2002). Ecotourism potential of mangrove swamps of Goa: An appraisal. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Creeks, Estuaries and Mangroves Pollution and conservation. 28th to 30th Nov. 2002, Thane. Edited by Dr Goldin Quadros.pp310-315.
    19. Manoj R. Borkar and Neelam Komarpant(2003). Observations on the nesting ecology of Baya Weaver bird (Ploceusphilippinus, Linn.) in south Goa, with notes on aberrant nest design. Env. & Cos.ISSN:0971-765X, 9(2), pp 217-227.
    20. Manoj R. Borkar (2003). Ecological history, contemporary status and conservation future of Marsh Crocodile Crocodyluspalustrisin Goa. pp 256-277.In: Recent advances in Environmental Science (ISBN: 81-7141-679-9). Ed. K.G.Hiremath, Discovery Publishing House
    21. Manoj R. Borkar (2003). Urbanisation and Biodiversity. In: Goa SLUB News A. Venkatraman IAS. Published by Goa State Land Use Board, Govt. of Goa. Pp: 17-19.
    22. Manoj R. Borkar and Neelam Komarpant(2004). Diversity, abundance and habitat associations of butterfly species in the Bondla wildlife sanctuary of Goa, India. Zoos Print Journal (ISSN:09716378) 19(10): 1648-1653
    23. Manoj Borkar & M K Janarthanam (2004). Section II Butterflies of Goa and their host Pg.75-96 plants. Chapter in the book ‘The beautiful world of Butterflies with special reference to Goa and their Host plants’. (ISBN:81-86385-87-8) A CEE Publication.
    24. Manoj R. Borkar (2004). Estuarine Crocodiles of Goa. A chapter in the book ‘Know our shores ‘Pgs 137-145., Edited by A. G. Untawale. A WWF Publication sponsored by Department of Science & technology, Govt. of Goa. PP 185.
    25. Manoj R. Borkar (2004). Butterflies of mangrove areas. A chapter in the book ‘Know our shores ‘Pgs 105-109., Edited by A G Untawale, A WWF Publication sponsored by Department of Science & technology, Govt. of Goa.
    26. Manoj R. Borkar (2004). Marine Mammals, turtles and crocodiles-A field manual. Editors: V.K. Dhargalkar and X.N. Verlekar. Published by National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) with financial support from MoE&F, Govt of India, New Delhi.
    27. Manoj R. Borkar & Neelam Komarpant(2006). Community structure and zonation pattern of an estuarine intertidal zone off St Jacinto Island, Goa. Samshodhan, A Multidisciplinary Peer reviewed in-house Research Journal published by Carmel College for Women, Goa, Vol. I (1): pp 49-53.
    28. Vinita Q. D’Sa&Manoj R. Borkar (2006). Observations on the courtship ritual of Whip Spider, Phrynichusphipsoni (Phrynichidae, Amblypygi) in wild. Samshodhan, A Multidisciplinary Peer reviewed in-house Research Journal published by Carmel College for Women, Goa, Vol. I (2): pp 4-8.
    29. Manoj R. Borkar, Durga Karnam, Chandraprabha Gautam (2006). Observations on the Odonate diversity of the Carmel college campus, Nuvem Goa, during monsoons. Samshodhan, A Multidisciplinary Peer reviewed in-house Research Journal published by Carmel College for Women, Goa, Vol. I (2): pp 22-24.
    30. Manoj Borkar, Neelam Komarpant and D.B. Bastawade(2006).First report of whip spider Phrynichusphipsonipocock from the human habitations and protected areas of state, India; with notes on its habits and habitat. Rec. zool. Surv. India:(ISSN:0375-1511) Vol. l06(Part 4) : 33-38
    31. Manoj R. Borkar (2006) Sacred yet scientific: Eco-theological basis of biodiversity conservation in Goa. pp 182-194. In: Multiple dimensions of global environmental change (ISBN:81-7993-091-2) Ed. Sangeeta Sonak Published by TERI, New Delhi.
    32. Parag Rangnekar(2007) A photographic guide to butterflies of Goa. Also includes butterflies of other ranges of the Western Ghats & southern India. Reviewer and Editor Manoj R Borkar Published by Mineral Foundation of GoaDistributed by Broadway Book Centrein Panaji .
    33. R. M.Sharma and M.R. Borkar (2008). Insecta: Lepidoptera:Rhopalocera and Grypocera.199-210. In fauna of Goa, State Fauna Series. (ISBN) 978-81-8171-166-3, 16:1-531 (Published by the Director Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata).
    34. D. B.Bastawade and Manoj Borkar (2008). Arachnida (Orders Scorpiones, Uropygi, Amblypygi, Araneae and Phalangida). In fauna of Goa, State Fauna Series,(ISBN)978-81-8171-166-3, 16:1-531 (Published by the Director Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata).Parag Rangnekar, Manoj Borkar & Omkar Dharwadkar(2010). Additions to Odonata (Insecta) of Goa. Journal of Threatened Taxa. (ISSN:0974-7893)Vol. 2(4):805-814.
    1. Manoj R. Borkar (2010). Cultural relics of eco-centrism in Goa-An eco-anthropological analysis. In Ecological Traditions of Goa. (ISBN:978-81-86901-14-4) (Edited by Nanditha Krishna, Published by CPR Environmental Education Centre, Chennai. A centre of Excellence of the MoE&F, Govt of India. ENVIS Centre.
    2. Manoj R. Borkar and Manali M. Borkar (2010). Community Knowledge and cultural dimensions of fisheries in Goa. In Ecological Traditions of Goa. (ISBN:978-81-86901-14-4) (Edited by Nanditha Krishna, Published by CPR Environmental Education Centre, Chennai. A centre of Excellence of the MoE&F, Govt of India. ENVIS Centre.
    3. Manoj Sumati R. Borkar (2017). Behaviour and conservation concerns of synanthropic prides of Asiatic Lion (Panthera leopersica, Meyer, 1826) in coastal Saurahstra of Gujarat, India. Extended Abstract Pgs.19-23 in Proceedings of National Seminar on Wildlife Conservation and Management, Organised by Dept. of Zoology, St Aloysius College (Autonomus) Mangaluru, sponsored by DBT, Ministry of Science & technology, Govt. of India.
    4. Manoj Ramakant Borkar (2018). First definitive record of a whip scorpion Labochirustauricornis(Pocock, 1900) from Goa, India: with notes on its morphometry and pedipalp micro-morphology. Journal of Threatened Taxa. (ISSN:0974-7893) 10 No. 7, Pages: 11955–11962.
    5. Manoj R. Borkar &P.G. Shinde (2018) Environmental Studies FY BCom Semester I Sheth Publishers, Mumbai(PP 143 ISBN no. 978-93-87778- 90-0)
    6. Girish Punjabi, Manoj Borkar et al. (2020) On the inadequacy of Environment impact assessment for Projects in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park of Goa, India: a peer review. Journal of Threatened Taxa .(ISSN:0974-7893)
    1. Manoj R. Borkar& Mohini Seth (2020). Observation on Ecology and Behavior of Two Species of Theraphosid Spiders from the Western Ghats of Goa, India; with Notes on their Conservation Concerns. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences Vol. 8 No. 6, 544-555 Doi: 10.12691/aees-8-6-29

Research Papers Published/Presented (Paper title, Publication Name/Conference Name, page number, volume, month and year):

  1. Ecology of freedom and captivity. (15th May, 1992; Gomantak Times).
  2. Human population and overcrowding. (28th May, 1992; Gomantak Times).
  3. Functional controversy of the human breast.( 6th August, 1992;Gomantak Times.)
  4. A crowded world and urban crisis. ( 3rd September, 1992; Gomantak Times.)
  5. Biological basis of aggression. (22nd September, 1992; Gomantak Times. )
  6. Indian Science Congress: Questionable utility.(4th February, 1992; Gomantak Times.)
  7. Sadism and cruelty to animals.( 13th March, 1993; Gomantak Times.)
  8. Sacred yet scientific.(20th April, 1993; Gomantak Times.)
  9. Green highways, road ecology and its relevance to Goa. (Stand Up-Speak Up: 25th October, 2017. The Times of India-Goa Edition)
  10. The problem of Dudhsagar tourism. (Stand Up-Speak Up: 11th January, 2018. The Times of India-Goa Edition)
  11. Mapping Goa’s wildlife saving curve. (February 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 37-41)
  12. Changing tourists from ‘scums’ to ‘chums’. (March 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 30-31)
  13. The folly of fearing death. (April 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 54-55)
  14. Sumer vacations: Then and now. (Cover story, May 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 26-28)
  15. ‘Disease-ecology approach must to tackle Nipah’ (Comment: 29th May, 2018. Times of India-Goa Edition)
  16. The magical Goan monsoon (Cover Story, June 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 21-25)
  17. Celebrate success, but empathise with failure…(Cover Story, July, 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs24-26)
  18. Food for thought. (August, 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 36-38)
  19. Denigrating emigration.(Cover Story, September, 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 21-24)
  20. Goa’s eco-centric religious rituals.(Cover Story, October 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 21-26)
  21. My cinematic inclination.(Cover Story, November, 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 22-27)
  22. Bottlenecks in biodiversity conservation.(Cover Story, December, 2018, Goa Today Magazine Pgs 19-23)
  23. Wanted Polite Policing (Column in The Goan Every Day, 14th Dec., 2018)
  24. Terra Empathy: The sentiment we lack! (Column in The Goan Every day, 28th Dec., 2018)
  25. A New Year apology to Goem. (January, 2019, Goa Today Magazine Pg 51)
  26. India’s Mythology-Science Confusion (Column in The Goan Every Day, 11th Jan., 2019)
  27. Cumbarjua Crocodiles: Victims of apathy(Column in The Goan Every day, 25th Jan.., 2019)
  28. Celebrating solar benevolence. (February, 2019, Goa Today Magazine Pgs48- 51)
  29. Counting Crows : An ecological obligation?(Column in The GoanEveryday,15th Feb., 2019)
  30. Patriotism against Terror (Column in The Goan Every Day, 22nd Feb. 2019)
  31. We men and women.(Cover Story, March, 2019,Goa Today Magazine Pgs 26-29)
  32. Politics of environment (Column in The Goan Every Day, 15th March, 2019)
  33. Our air quality and hypocrisy (Column in The Goan Every Day, 29th March, 2019)
  34. Pole star of Goa’s politics (Cover Story, April, 2019,Goa Today Magazine Pgs 21-25)
  35. Incentivising wetland conservation (Column in The Goan Every Day, 12th April, 2019)
  36. Terror attacks: No country is safe (Column in The GoanEveryday, 26th April, 2019)
  37. The great vocational challenge(Cover Story, May, 2019,Goa Today Magazine Pgs 18-23 )
  38. Shed a tear for our sea (Column in The Goan Every day, 10th May, 2019)
  39. Tigers: beyond camera traps (Column in The Goan Every Day, 24th May, 2019)
  40. Our school days then ….( Article , May, 2019,Goa Today Magazine Pgs 41-44 )
  41. The vanishing croak in our backyards (Column in The Goan Every Day, 7th June, 2019)
  42. Right time to walk the talk (Column in The Goan Every Day, 21st June, 2019)
  43. Pages from my Himalayan Diary (Article in Goa Today, July 2019)
  44. Overtourism and tiger libido (Column in The Goan Every Day, 26th July, 2019)
  45. Chandamama to Chandrayaan (Article in Goa Today, August2019)
  46. Monsoon tourism in Goa’s forests (Column in The Goan Every Day, 9th August, 2019)
  47. Impact of Idol Immersion (Column in The Goan Every Day, 6th September, 2019)
  48. The education-employment disconnect in Goa. (Article in The Goan, 27th October, 2019)
  49. Vulture Restaurants ( Article in Goa Today, October 2019)
  50. Of Rats-Feared and revered (Article in Goa Today, November, 2019)
  51. Singapore through an environmentalist’s lens. (Article in Goa Today, December 2019)
  52. To smoke or not to smoke (Article in Goa Today, January, 2020)
  53. Crocodiles: Flagship species of Cumbarjua Tidal Wetlands Goa (Published by AapalaParyavaran Co-authored with Mrinal Borkar Pg no. 27-28, 2nd February 2020)
  54. Tiger burning bright… (Article in Goa Today, February, 2020)
  55. Ecotourism: Incentivizing the Green Goa. (Article in Goa Today, March, 2020)
  56. R&D lessons from China (Column in The Goan Every Day, April 17th, 2020)
  57. Bats deserve a fair trial (Column in The Goan Every Day, 1st May, 2020)
  58. ‘Social gene’ and Lockdown rebels (Column in The Goan Every Day, 15th May 2020)
  59. Biodiversity: The living Panacea (Column in The Goan Every Day, 22nd May 2020)
  60. Triad of Cross-border threats (Column in The Goan Every Day, 29th May 2020)
  61. Dumb Charade of environ protection (Column in The Goan Every Day, 5th June 2020)
  62. Who killed the elephant? (Column in The Goan Every Day, 12th June 2020)
  63. Melodrama of a Covid Monsoon (Column in The Goan Every Day, 19th June 2020)
  64. Turtle troubles (Column in The Goan Every Day, 26th June 2020)
  65. Need ‘Green Roads’ for Goa (Column in The Goan Every Day, 10th July 2020)
  66. Kharfuti ani Paryavaran (Published by Loksatta, 22 July 2020)
  67. My Arachnophilia (Column in The Goan Every Day, 24th July 2020)
  68. Our imperiled right to say no (Column in The Goan Every Day, 31th July 2020)
  69. The invisible Enemy (Column in The Goan Every Day, 10th August 2020)
  70. Wish we had ‘lions’ in Goa (Column in The Goan Every Day, 14th August 2020)
  71. Dolphins: whistling water acrobats (Column in The Goan Every Day, 21st August 2020)
  72. Vultures: The Carrion connoisseurs (Column in The Goan Every Day, 28st August 2020)
  73. Butterflies: ballerina of the air (Column in The Goan Every Day, 4th September 2020)
  74. Our Wildlife: Weak Celebrations (Column in The Goan Every Day, 2nd October 2020)
  75. The pollution – pandemic collusion (Column in The Goan Every Day, 13th November 2020)
  76. Denizens of the Dark and damp (Column in The Goan Every Day, 4th December 2020)
  77. Biology: Crisis of relevance (Column in The Goan Every Day, 11th December 2020)
  78. Synurbization: From conflict to cohabitation (Column in The Goan Every Day, 18th December 2020)
  79. Chicalim Bay : A window to sustainable livelihoods (Column in Dudhsagar)
  80. Pandemic over or Spillover (Column in The Goan Every Day, 1st January 2021)
  81. The Politics of Sleep (Column in Goa Today January 2021)
  82. Bats then, birds now… (Column in The Goan Every Day, 15th January 2021)
  83. Biomimicry: Deception to design (Column in The Goan Every Day, 22nd January 2020)

Awards and Honours:

  1. TarabaiKarandikar Gold Medal of the Institute of Science for scoring highest marks in the special subject of Marine Zoology at the M.Sc. examination and standing first from among the students of Bombay University in 1987.
  2. Father T.A Mathias National Award for Innovative Teacher- 2003 conferred by All India Association for Christian Higher Education, New Delhi for commitment to the vocation, Academic Excellence and Campus Diversity Initiatives
  3. Fellowship Award 2004 conferred by the Bioved Research Society, at University of Allahabad in recognition of research of applied value in Agricultural sector.
  4. NESA Environmentalist of the Year Award and Gold Medal- 2004 conferred by the National Environmental Science academy, New Delhi in recognition of his expertise in Conservation Biology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Systems.
  5. Fellowship of the Academy of Sciences (Animal Welfare) 2004.An affiliate of the Animal Welfare Board of India, MoEF, GoI
  6. Fellowship of Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, 2005 Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar, Uttaranchal in recognition of his contribution to the field Conservation Biology and Ecology. Conferred upon Dr Borkar at the hands of ‘Garhwal Gandhi Pandit Sunderlal Bahuguna of Chipko Andolan
  7. E.P.Odum Gold Medal 2007 awarded by the Indian Chapter of International Society for Ecological Communications, Poland. Conferred upon Dr. Borkar at the hands of Prof. Arvind Kumar renowned Environmental biologist and currently Vice Chancellor, Maghad University.
  8. Air India Broad Outlook Learner Teacher (BOLT) State Award 2007. Conferred in recognition of excellence beyond academics and the spirit of .being a ‘Learner Teacher’. Sent on an Ambassadorial visit to Singapore.
  9. Swedish Govt. Scholarship(2012-13) for Advanced International Training Programme in Education for sustainable development in Higher Education. Trained at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Chalmers University, Uppsala University, Gothenburg University in Sweden
  10. In 2012 he participated in the Stockholm 40+ conference in Sweden and was a member of the ‘Round table on Supply chains’ by CITES.
  11. Visited UNEP Tongji Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development at Tongji University, Shanghai, China to attend the IVth phase of SIDA sponsored International Training Programme in ESD (October-November 2012) .
  12. International Congress of Arachnology, Non-student Visiting Fellowship 2013 for attending international conference and presenting research at Kenting National Park, Taiwan
  13. Recipient of ‘Bharat Jyoti National Award’ 2013 conferred by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi at the hands of Former Chief of Army Staff General J.J.Singh; for distinguished service and professional acumen in the area of Environmental Biology at India International Centre, New Delhi on 24th August 2013.
  14. P.R. Environmental Education Centre, Chennai, a National Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India includes Dr Manoj R Borkar in their DIRECTORY OF EXPERTS; as an Expert in the field of Indian Ecological heritage.
  15. Dr Borkar was a part of the ‘Panel discussion on the theme ‘Beyond the “science-policy gap”-building capacity to effectively co-produce knowledge on biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services’along withDr Van Kerkhoff of the Australian National University, Canberra Australia, Faculty of Ufz-Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany and Dr Wyborn C., Luc Hofmann Institute, Switzerland;  at the Agropolis in Montpellier in France.(2015)
  16. Invited speaker at the 27th International Conference &4th European Congress of Conservation Biology by the Society for Conservation Biology US. Dr. Borkar spoke on the “Indigenous Ecological Knowledge Systems (IEKS) & its relevance to Biodiversity conservation pertaining to the Indian state of Goa”; besides highlighting the legal instruments and governance models specific to Indian Biodiversity. (2015)
  17. Invited speaker at the International Association of Impact Assessment conference at Nagoya Congress Centre in Japan attended by scientists of 70+ countries.
  18. First recipient of the ‘State Best Teacher Award in Higher Education Category for the year 2015. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Borkar by the Chief Minister of the Goa state on the Goa Liberation Day 19th Dec, 2015; in recognition of his excellence in field of higher education, community outreach and outstanding merit.
  19. Honoured with Global Teacher Role Model Award, 2.Rashtriya Shiksha Ratan Award, and 3.Life Time Achievement Golden Peacock Award by the MVLA Trust in Mumbai and Hyderabad in 2016.
  20. Recipient of Bharat-RatnaDr.A .P.J.Abdul Kalam Excellence Award for outstanding Individual achievements and distinguished services to the nation at the hands of Smt. Meira Kumar Ex Speaker of Lok-Sabha , at New Delhi in 2017.
  21. Mentored for 4 students Riddhi Verlecar, Karina Pinto do Rosario, PratikshaSatardekar and Sakshi Palimar Rao of First Semester B.Sc to represent India at the ‘International Student’s Symposium’ organised by the National University of Singapore 10-16 November 2019

*Won the second place for their research paper ‘Fragile ecosystem: A case study of the Chicalim Bay’ competing with 13 countries of South East Asia.

  1. Awarded ‘Certificate of Merit’ in recognition of dedicated and meritorious services by Archdiocesan Board of Education, Goa. 1 February 2020

Extracurricular activities/hobbies: Columnist, Wildlife Photographer, Travelogue Writer