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The 2019 Herpetology course registration started. Register immediately to book your place.

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
  • Natural History
  • Acoustical communication
  • 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 27th June 2019 and ends on 14th July 2019.
  • Talks will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the evening between 6:30pm-8:30pm. Also on Sundays in the morning.
  • The location for all talks is the Audio Visual Hall of S.N.D.T. College of Home Science, Karve Road, Pune.
  • Field trips will be on weekends and include one overnight outing on 6-7th July.
  • Medium of instruction is English.


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

Course charges

We are happy to offer early bird discount for payments made by 20th June 2019
Rs. 4000 (Students Rs 3500)

Regular Charges (From 21st June 2019)
Rs. 4500 (Students Rs 4000)

Transportation and meals charges for the overnight field trip are included in the fees.


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