Dr. Bharat Bhushan

  • Full Name : Dr. Bharat Bhushan
  • Designation : Professor, Environmental Planning Dean (Academic) and Secretary, YASHADA
  • Academic Qualifications : PhD (Zoology), 1994, University of Mumbai,   MSc (Zoology), 1985, University of Mumbai,  ISO 9001:2000, Certified Lead Auditor – Quality Management,  ISO 14000:2004, Certified Lead Auditor – Environment Management
  • Contact Nos. : 020-25608155 (Off.), 9823338227 (Mob.)
  • E-mail ID : bharatbhushan@yahoo.com
  • Date of Joining : 01/03/96
  • Professional Experience / Previous Postings :
  • Dean (Academic), YASHADA (June 2008 onwards) 2004-2008: Deputy Director General (Planning), Planning Division, YASHADA and Professor, Environmental Planning
  • 1996-2004: Associate Professor, Environmental Planning and Director, Centre for Environment and Development, Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Government of Maharashtra, Pune, India
  • 1995-1996: Research Associate, Associates in Biodiversity and Conservation, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  • 1995: Senior Project Officer, Biodiversity Conservation Programme,India
  • 1994-1995: Research Associate, Harini Nature Conservation Foundation, Mumbai (Bombay), India
  • 1993-1994: Programme Officer, South Asia, Asian Wetlands Bureau, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 1992-1993: Pre-doctoral Research Associate, S. Dillon Ripley Bird Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. C., United States of America
  • 1982-1992: Scientist + Conservation Officer, Bombay Natural History Society
  • Academic Achievements:
  • Visiting Faculty: Masters in Environmental Sciences, Inter-disciplinary School of Environmental Sciences, University of Pune, India
  • Research Guide: PhD Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Insitute of Technology (IIT), Powai, Mumbai
  • Research Referee: PhD Prog. in Botany, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka Visiting Faculty: Bachelors and Masters in Environmental Sciences, Institute of Environmental Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India
  • Visiting Faculty: Masters in Health Sciences, Inter-disciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune, India
  • Research Guide: Masters in Botany, Department of Botany, Univ. of Pune Research Guide: Masters and PhD in Environmental Sciences, Inter-disciplinary School of Environmental Sciences, University of Pune, India
  • Research Referee: Masters in Development Studies, Centre for Development Studies and Activities, University of Pune, Pune
  • Research Guide: Masters and PhD in Agricultural Communication. Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik.
  • Member, (a) Research and Recognition Committee, and (b) Adhoc Board of Studies, Environmental Sciences, University of Pune
  • Chairman, Adhoc Board of Studies, Sustainable Development, University of Pune. 2006-2008. Chairman, Adhoc Board of Studies, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), (Urban /Rural) (YASHADA), University of Mumbai
  • Professional Achievements :
  • Plan Coordinator (2006): University of Pune Master Plan and Vision Document Project. University of Pune-YASHADA project.
  • SRS Audit Coordinator (2006): GIS based Development Action Implementation Map Project, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and Science and Technology Park, University of Pune project on behalf of CED Cell for GIS and Planning, YASHADA
  • Project Coordinator (2004 onwards): GIS based Environmental Audit and Status Survey of the (a) Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, Thane District, Maharashtra, (b) Jalna Municipal Council, Jalna District, Maharashtra
  • Project Coordinator (2005 onwards): GIS based village-level environmental planning map and status survey of Shivri Village, Purandar Tahsil, Pune District, Maharashtra
  • Project Coordinator (2005): Assessment of Bird Migration corridors at the MIHAN Project Location, Nagpur District, Maharashtra
  • Training Coordinator (2005 onwards): Village-level Total Sanitation Campaign in all Districts of Maharashtra, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Government of Maharashtra
  • Project Coordinator (2000-2003 onwards): Maharashtra State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (MahaBSAP) under the aegis of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), an All-India
  • project of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India.
  • Project Coordinator (2001-2003): Good Governance Initiatives for the Government of Maharashtra. Project sponsored by Ford Foundation, India, under the aegis of the Government of Maharashtra, being implemented at the Yashwantrao Chavan Academy for Development Administration
  • Project Coordinator (2003): Functional Review of Administrative Reforms. Project sponsored by Ford Foundation, India, under the aegis of the Government of Maharashtra, being implemented at the Yashwantrao Chavan Academy for Development Administration
  • Project Coordinator (1997-1998): Environmental audit and status survey of the Kalyan Dombivili Municipal Corporation, Thane District, Maharashtra.
  • Project Coordinator (1999-2000): Urban Forestry Master Plan for the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Pimpri, Pune District, Maharashtra.
  • Project Coordinator (2003-2004): Environmental audit and status survey of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, Thane District, Maharashtra.
  • Director, YASHADA-OKAYAMA (Japan) International Coordination Center, YASHADA, Pune (2006)
  • Areas of Expertise :
  • Chairman, Mumbai (Bombay) Pune Expressway Environment Committee, Government of Maharashtra, India (1998 to 2002) Member, Executive Committee, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai (Bombay), India (upto March 2008 – Elected Member for 3 terms)
  • Member, State Wildlife Advisory Board, Government of Maharashtra (before 2004) Coordinator, Urban Forestry Master Plan, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Pimpri, Pune District (1998-2002)
  • Coordinator, Administrative Reforms Project, Employment and Self-Employment Department, Government of Maharashtra (2000-2003)
  • Coordinator, Maharashtra State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) Master Plan 2004-2006 Member, Zoo Advisory Board, Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Research Centre, Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune, India (since 2000)
  • Member, Managing Committee, The Andhra Education Society, Mumbai (Bombay), India. October 2008
  • onwards: Vice President, Managing Committee., Andhra Education Society High School Member, Research and (Natural History) Collections Sub-Committee, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai (Bombay), India (before 2006)
  • Member, Research Advisory Board, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Vadanemmelli, near Chennai (Madras), India (1986 to 1996)
  • Member, Inter-Ministerial Committee on Himalayan Watersheds, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India (2000-2003)
  • Member, Project Review Committee, National Project on Digital Inventories of Natural History Collections in India, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India and National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (2006)
  • Member, Environment Committee, Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), Pune, India (2008 onwards)