Dr. Vijay Khole, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai inaugurated the
conference on 22nd December 2006. Dr. A. D. Sawant, Pro Vice Chancellor,
University of Nanded were the Guests of Honour. The Vice Chancellor spoke about
the relevance & timeless of the theme of the conference. He also elaborated upon
the plan of action the new initiatives to be taken by the University in the
Dr. M. D. Zingde, Deputy Director, N.I.O. Regional Centre, Mumbai delivered the keynote address on "Environmental Status of Coastal Zone of India." He discussed at length the role of anthropogenic activities in the global climate change & its effects on mankind.
The valedictory address was given by Dr. Vishwas Chavan, Scientist NCL, Pune Environmental Informatics", an emerging thrust area in the field of Environmental Conversation & Biodiversity.
Dr. Vitthal Mohite was the Organizing Secretary (NCEPT) and treaching staff from the Junior Biology, Degree Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Computer Science and Maths had actively participated in the organization of this conference.