Dr. Akalpita U. Arvindekar

Personal Details:

NameDr. Akalpita U. Arvindekar


Date of Birth11/04/1959

QualificationM.Sc. Ph.D. (Biochemistry)

NET – CSIR Qualified

DesignationReader, Department of Biochemistry

ShivajiUniversity, Kolhapur


Office:Department of Biochemistry,

ShivajiUniversity, Kolhapur. 416 004

Residence:1151, Aruna Residency

Sykes Extension, Kolhapur. 416 001


Academic Details:

Academic qualification – M.Sc. Ph.D. (Biochemistry) NET – CSIR qualified

Year of award of Doctoral Degree: 1996

Title of Thesis for Doctoral Degree:Biochemistry of cell wall alpha glucans in

Saccharomyces ceriviseae

Research Specialization:

Fermentation Technology, Clinical Biochemistry–Currently working on determination of mechanism of Ayurvedic plant components in treatment of diabetes mellitus

Teaching Experience:

(a) Teaching experience: 19 years (Post graduate)

Research Guidance

Awarded Ph.D.

1. S.N. Sankh (Dec 2005). Study of fermentation parameters - a project toward optimization of ethanol production in Saccharonyces cerevisiae.

2. A.D. Chougale(June 2007). Study of hypoglycemic activity and insulin like action of plant components in treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Thesis Submitted

1. P.P. Aklujkar (Dec 2009).Role of cell wall bound glycogen in Saccharonyces cerevisiaeand optimization of ethanol production .

2. V.A. Ghadyale (Mar 2010). Study of effect of medicinal plants on gastric uptake of glucose and non-specific glycosylation of proteins.

Currently Working

1. S.N. Panaskar Study of anti-hyperglycemic activity of some medicinal plants

2. S.S.Taklikar Study of some medicinal plants in treatment of diabetes mellitus

3. V.R. Dongare Isolation and identification of active components from Foeniculum vulgare having antidiabetic activity .

4. Swapnil Patil Study of insulin secretagogue action and antidiabetic activity of plant components in treatment of diabetes mellitus.

5. Chaitanya Kulkarni Study of insulin sensitizer action and antidiabetic activity of plant components in treatment of diabetes mellitus

6. Madhav Joglekar Role of plant components in non specific glycation inhibition and in prevention of secondary complications in diabetes mellitus

Research Publication(7)

National (2)

  1. Chougale A.D., Haldavnekar V.S. and Arvindekar A.U (2006) Treatment of Diabetes mellitus using Ayurvedic preparation X-14. Ayucon 1, 84-89.
  2. V. R. Dongare, C. S. Magdum and A. U. Arvindekar (2009) Hypoglycemic effect of Foeniculum vulgare on dexamethasone induced insulin resistant rats. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry (In Press).

International (5)

  1. Arvindekar A.U. and Patil N.B. (2002) Gycogen- a covalently linked component of the cell wall in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Yeast,19, 131-139.
  2. Sankh S.N. and Arvindekar A.U. (2004) Availability of substratum enhances ethanol production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biotechnology Letters, 26, 1821-1824.
  3. Chougale A.D., Panaskar, S.N., Gurao P.M. and Arvindekar A.U. (2007) Optimization of Alloxan is essential to induce stable diabetes for prolonged period. Asian Journal of Biochemistry, 2, 402-408.
  4. Aklujkar P.P., Sankh S.N., and Arvindekar A.U (2008) A simplified method for the isolation and estimation of cell wall bound glycogen inSaccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Institute of Brewing, 114, 205-208.
  5. Chougale A.D., Ghadyale V.A., Panaskar S.N. and Arvindekar A.U. (2009) Alpha glucosidase inhibition by stem extract of Tinospora cordifolia. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry,24, 998–1001.

Conferences Attended (2)

National (1)

1. Arvindekar A. and Patil N. Biphasic nature of yeast glycogen in “Pasteur’s Heritage” at IMTECH, Chandigarh in 1995

International (1)

1. Chougale A.D., Haldavnekar V.S. and Arvindekar A.U.Treatment of Diabetes mellitus using Ayurvedic preparation X-14, Paper presented in First International Conference on “Role of Ayurveda in treatment of Diabetes mellitus” held by Ayucon, at Nashik on Jan 14-15th, 2006

Membership/Other charge

Member of University Senate (last 9 years)

Worked on additional charge as Director, Centre for Women’s

Studies, ShivajiUniversity, Kolhapur., Member of BOS,

Worked in numerous administrative capacities, as member of

Local Enquiry Committees, Member / VC nominee on selection

committees, University Research Grants Committee, Merit

Scholarship committee, Examination Squad, Director – Central

Assessment, Advisory committee for Centre for Women’s Studies,


Designated as ‘Master Trainer’ for the UGCCapacityBuilding Workshops for Women Managers in Higher Education. Currently working as Resource person for Workshops all over India.

Ranked first for M.Sc in Biochemistry (KarnatakUniversity)

Fellowship/Post doctoral:-

JRF at Biochemistry Department, MysoreUniversity, Mysore 1983-1984.

National Merit Scholarship holder for post graduate studies.