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Dr. P. B.Vidyasagar has been working in the field of Medical and Health Physics for the last twenty years. The significant contributions that he has made assume more importance on the following background. He has started his work in this field at the times when it was little known in the University system. Over the years he has been able to develop the tradition of interdisciplinary studies by introducing various courses and also motivating students to undertake research programs in this field. He has been able to attract students from other developing countries such as Bangladesh, Iran and Indonesia to work in his laboratory. The students trained under his guidance are successfully conducting research in their respective countries. He has published his research work in internationally acclaimed journals. The following brief account brings out his important contributions in the areas of research, teaching and science popularization

Science and Society:

Dr. Vidyasagar has made unique and significant contributions at the interface of science and society through scientific writing. Over the years he has participated in science popularization programs organized by Govt. of India and other Non Governmental Organizations. He has to his credit 13 books (Marathi and English), about 150 articles in news papers and magazines, 25 Radio talks, Ten educational films, about 100 lectures on science subjects at remote places, school and colleges. One of his books has been translated in Kannada language and has been serialized in a weekly. The other book has been read on All India Radio for one year. One of his books Superclone is used as a text book for M.A. Marathi degree of Pune Univ. His academic and social contributions are duly recognized by the academic and social organizations and have bestowed on him prestigious awards such as Best Teacher award by University of Pune, Vidya Vyas Puraskar by Vidya Sahakari Bank and G. R. Paranjape award by Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad. Dr. Vidyasagar has been awarded Regular and senior associate ship by AS-ICTP.

Teaching and Education :

Dr Vidyasagar has designed, modified and taught courses at undergraduate and post graduate level related to biophysics and medical instrumentation. He has also been instrumental in establishing degree courses such as B.Sc. (applied) (optometry) and B.Sc.(applied) (Biomedical Techniques). He has conducted refresher courses for college teachers on a national basis. Interactive software tools that have been developed by his research team can be used for applications in the hospital as well as for medical education. Dr Vidyasagar has himself participated in the Curriculum Development Program of University grants Commission and helped in introducing an interdisciplinary component in physics curriculum. He has participated in a UNESCO project on physics education and edited a book on Foundation Course in Physics. He has worked as an assistant editor of Physics Education Journal, published by the UGC, New Delhi and brought out special issues on Biophysics. He has worked as an associate director for the National Talent Search Program and Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana, Govt. of India, and as a coordinator National Eligibility Test for college teachers by UGC, New Delhi. At present he is working as a convener of the Board of Studies to design the syllabus and write text books for the IXth and Xth std. to be used by 1.4 million students in the state of Maharashtra. Worked as a member of the Xth UGC plan committee and member of Center For Advanced Studies, assessment committee for Molecular Biophysics Unit, I.I.Sc, Bangalore.

Administration:

Director, School of Basic Medical Sciences
Director, Bioinformatics Centre, Univ. Of Pune
Director, school of Energy Studies
Rector, University Hostel,
Chairman, Students welfare,
Chairman, M.Sc. Examination
Registrar, Univ. of Pune
Member Secretary, Employment Exchange Beuro, Govt of Maharashtra
Joint Secretary, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
Director, Board of College and University Development, University of Pune.

Many other evaluation and coordination committees of the University, UGC, Govt, Maharashtra and NCERT, New Delhi.
 

 

 
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