Prof. Dr. Leela Bhosale has bagged many awards in Arts and Sports, although Mathematics was her favorite subject since an early age. While teaching, she was drawn to Research, which resulted into 120 of her papers being read at various National and International seminars. Shivaji University felt honored with her research on Mangrove Swamplands. The Central Govt. approved it as the ‘nodal agency’ for Maharashtra in 1989 & Dr. Leela was recognized as the Mangrove Expert. She then completed the Seashore Biological Resources Project in collaboration with Dr. S. S. Swaminathan Institute of Chennai. She researched on Sources of Firewood, on behalf of the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Resources of the Central Govt.