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Amphibians and reptiles are back. Announcing the 2018 Herpetology course!

Wonders of Nature Series

Certificate Course in Herpetology

Take a peek into the world of beautiful snakes, frogs, crocodiles, and, host of other reptiles and amphibians. Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Although cold blooded, herps are a fascinating animals, displaying various characters like strength, aggression, love and more intelligence that most people think. With more than 600 species of reptiles and 400 species of amphibians, India is a country with rich herpetofauna.

This course is an introduction to most common and some uncommon reptiles and amphibians found in our region. It will cover following topics:

  • Evolution of reptiles and amphibians
  • Taxonomy and identification
  • Diversity and biology
  • Conservation of herpetofauna
  • Venomous and non-venomous snakes
  • Snake bites and first-aid
  • Photography

The course is comprised of more than 20 talks on above topics by eminent scientists, and, researchers.

Key Information

  • Course begins on 6th July 2018 and ends on 23rd July 2018.
  • Talks will be held on Monday, Friday, and Saturday in the evening between 6:30pm-8:30pm. Also on Sundays in the morning.
  • The location for all talks is the S. M. Joshi Sabhagruh, next to Patrakar Bhavan, Opp. Niwara, Ganjve Chowk, Navi Peth, Pune.
  • Field trips will be on weekends and include one overnight outing on 14-15th July.


Dr. Hemant Ghate Dr. Anand Padhye
Ashok Captain Shauri Sulakhe
Makarand Ketkar K. P. Dinesh
Nilimkumar Khaire Anil Khaire
Narendra Naidu Nikhil Modak
Ram Bhutkar Amit Sayyed
Vivek Broome Gaurang Govande
Rajgopal Patil

Course charges

Rs 3500
Charges includes course material, transportation, tea/snacks/dinner for the overnight field visit.


Registration online. Click here


Makarand Ketkar, Course coordinator: 86989 50909
Shauri Sulakhe: 98222 95057