Dr. Babasaheb Shivmurti Surwase

Dr Babasaheb Shivmurti Surwase


School of Life Sciences,

Swami Ramanand  Teerth  Marathwada University, Nanded

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Personal & Academic Information:
Date of Birth: 12-Jan-71
Qualification: Ph.D.  (2000)-Life Science , Mumbai University, Mumbai ;  M.Sc.  (1994)-Botany with First Class, Shivaji University, Kolhapur; B.Sc.   (1992)-Botany with Distinction, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Specialization: Plant Biotechnology
Teaching Experience:  UG: 05
PG: 20
Courses taught till date: Cell Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Physiology and Metabolism, Pharmacognosy
Summary of Academic Career:

I joined this Institute in 1999 as a Lecturer in School of Life Sciences. so far, I have published 25 research papers in national and international repute. I have also completed 08 Research projects funded by UGC, DST, NAEB, S and T Cell and SRTM University. At present two research projects are going on funded by RGSTC. Under my guidance, three Ph D and one M Phil students have been successfully awarded their degrees  and five more Ph D students are working.

Currently, I am working on tissue culture of medicinal and endemic and endangered plants. Micropropogation techniques, fast growing normal root culture, Hairy root culture technique for these plants is standardized in the laboratory. A Chemo and bio-activity profile for in-vitro produced secondary metabolites of value in medicine and pharmaceutical industries is developed. Apart from these, attempts are being done to develop the skills in local and forest dwelling communities for processing & value addition to the underutilized fruits and vegetables  into various products.

Thrust Areas of Research: Plant Tissue Culture , Pharmacology, Plant Transformation, Molecular  markers and Food Technology
Research Publications:  SCI                                   : 24
SCOPUS                           : 17
UGC                                  : 24
Conference Proceedings : 01
Citations: SCOPUS :   58                         Google Scholar : 90
i-10 index:  2
Paper Presentations:  9
Research Guidance:  Ph.D.   :  Awarded -   3             Registered - 5
M.Phil. :  Awarded -   1
Research Projects:    Ongoing       : 1
Completed   : 5
Total Outlay : 36.189999999999998
Selected Publications:

Priyadarshini S. Ekambe, Babasaheb S. Surwase, Arju P. Somkuwar,

Matsyagandha K. Patil (2016) In vivo anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic

potential of crude leaf extracts of Canthium coromandelicum (Burm. f.)

Alston. Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature , 6 (3) :195 - 208. 


Gajanan B. Zore, Umakanth B. Winstonb, B. S. Surwase, Nisha S. Meshram,

V.D. Sangle, Smita S. Kulkarni, S. Mohan Karuppayil (2008) “Chemoprofile

and bioactivities of Taverniera cuneifolia (Roth) Arn.: a wild relative and

possible substitute of Glycyrrhiza glabra L.” Phytomedicine. 15(4): 292-300.




Zore G. B., V. Awad, B. S. Surwase, Nisha Meshram and S Mohan Karuppayil (2007)”Activity directed fractionation and isolation of four antimicrobial compounds from  Abrus precatorius L. roots.” Natural Product Research 21 (9) : 838-845.


Resource Person:
Invited Talks:  National         : 01
Chaired Sessions:  02
Positions Held:
  1. A member of Board of Studies in Botany, Solapur University, Solapur   from 21/12/2017 to 31/12/2019.
  2. A member of RRC in Botany, Solapur University, Solapur   from 06th March 2018 to 31/12/2019.
  3. Chairman, Board of Studies  in Botany, SRTM University, Nanded    from 13th March 2018-31st August 2022.
  4. A member of Board of Studies in Botany, SRTM University, Nanded   from 2nd Feb 2018-31st August 2022.
  5. Coordinator, University Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Govt of Maharashtra Scheme, SRTM University, Nanded (23rd  Sept 2017- Till date)
  6. A member of RRC in Botany, SRTM University, Nanded from 23rd Jan 2019 to 31st Aug 20122 .
  7. A member of Academic Council, SRTM University, Nanded from 13th March 2018-31st August 2022.
  8. A member of Lifelong Learning and Extension, SRTM University, Nanded (22nd March 2017-31st August 2022)
  9. A member of Doctoral Research Committe in Architecture, Science and Technology of YCM University , Nashik from Jan 2018 to Jan 2020.
  10. A member of Board of Studies in Life Sciences, SRTM University, Nanded  06/08/2012 to 24/06/2015.
  11. A member of Board of Studies in Biotechnology, Model College of SRTM University, Nanded  02/08/2012 to 24/06/2015.
  12. Coordinator, IPR Cell, SRTM University, Nanded from 12/10/ 2018 to 20.02.2019.
  13. A member of Editorial Board of Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal.
  1. PRESENT POSITION: Professor and Head, Dept of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth  Marathwada University, Vishnupuri, Nanded-431606 (MS), India since 10/12/2017.
  2. Worked as Professor and Head, Dept of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth  Marathwada University, Vishnupuri, Nanded-431606 (MS) ) from 23/03/2017 to  10/12/2017.
  3. Worked as Coordinator, M Sc Integrated Biotechnology Course , School of Life Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth  Marathwada University, Vishnupuri, Nanded-431606 (MS) from June 2010 to  24/03/2017.
  4. Worked as Rector, University Campus Hostels, SRTM University, Nanded from 17/07/2013 to 14/09/ 2017.
  5. Worked as Secretary, Anti-ragging Cell, SRTM University, Nanded from Jan 2015 to Sept 2017.
  6. Worked as In Charge Director, Students’ Welfare, SRTM University from 30/06/2015 to 15/07/2015.
  7. Worked as Warden, Boys’ Hostel, SRTM University, Nanded during the years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.
  8. Worked as School Coordinator, Coaching Scheme for SC/ST/OBC under XIIth UGC plan 2012-2017.
Honors /Awards received:
  1. Received BEST TEACHER AWARD from Swami Ramananad Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded for the year 2015.
  2. 1994-1997: Fellow of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi for Tissue Culture Project.
  3. 1997-1998: Recipient of Mumbai University Research Grants.
  4. 1997-1999: Recipient of Pandit Bhagwandin Dubey and Mrs Ramdulari Dubey scholarship in Science of Mumbai University.
Programs organized/attended:  
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops etc attended:   40

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