Accredited at A+ Level by NAAC. 'College with Potential for Excellance.' ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified. Recipient of Best Rural College Award by University of Pune 2009-10.

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WELCOME TO DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY.

              Department of chemistry was established in 1971 for imparting knowledge in chemical sciences at Under Graduate level. Keeping abreast with the National Policy of education the department introduced project based learning Analytical chemistry as a “C” component course under restructuring programme in 1893. The department has pride of designing the curriculum for M. Sc. Analytical Chemistry and is Pioneer to run this course since 1987 in Pune University. Later on two more courses Viz Organic Chemistry and Drug Chemistry were introduced for Post Graduate in 1991 and 2005 respectively.

            The department has five spacious and well equipped laboratories for conducting Under Graduate and Post Graduate practical courses. The department also has two research laboratories and a separate computer laboratory with free internet access for online research and reference work.

             The department expresses its gratitude to DST for providing a grant of Rs. 42 lacks under FIST programme and UGC for providing Rs. 15 lacks for imparting the infrastructure facilities in the laboratories.

            The strength of our department is reflected by research and placement activities. Recognization of the department by Pune University as a research centre has motivated, staff and students to pursue research work in the emerging fields of chemistry related to co-ordination chemistry, separation science, organic synthesis methods, etc. The success of research work carried out in the department is due to availability of sophisticated instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC), FT-IR, Gas Chromatograph (GC) and Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometer. More than 56 research papers have been published by our staff in the journal of national and international repute. Sixteen minor and one major research projects funded by UGC and University of Pune are completed.

               Not limiting to only teaching and research activities the department as a service to society conducts campus interviews. It is significant to note that more than 80% of the students have secured employment in R&D, Q.C. & Q.A. in several pharmaceutical industries like Merck, Calyx, Harmann, Gharda, Macleods, etc.

               The activities of our department are focused on achieving the mission of producing successful scientist, entrepreneurs and professionals with academic knowledge and skills for contributing to the current scientific demand of the society.  

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Faculty Profile (2011-2012).

   Sr.No.     Name     Designation    Qualification 
  1     Dr.S.R. Kuchekar     Head and  Associate Professor    Msc., Ph.D. 
  2    Prof.D.G. Thorat      Associate Professor    Msc. ,DHE. 
  3     Dr.S.R. Pandit      Associate Professor    Msc.,SET,B.Ed.,Ph.D.
  4     Dr. H. R. Aher      Associate Professor    Msc., Ph.D.
  5     Dr. B.K. Upadhe      Associate Professor    Msc.,SET,M.Phil.Ph.D.
  6     Dr. S.S. Gholap      Assistant  Professor      Msc.,SET,Ph.D. 
  7    Mr. K.R. Kadam     Assistant  Professor    Msc.,B.Ed.,SET,NET
  8     Mr. A.S. Waghmare     Assistant  Professor    Msc.,B.Ed.,NET
  9     Dr. A. G. Gadhave      Assistant  Professor    Msc.,SET,Ph.D.  
  10     Miss. V. D. Murade     Assistant  Professor    Msc.,SET,NET
  11     Mr.Gaikar Sir     Assistant  Professor    Msc.,,Ph.D.
  12     Mr.Sadaphal Sir      Assistant  Professor    Msc.,SET 
  13     Mr. S. S. Shelke      Assistant  Professor    Msc., B.Ed.
  14     Miss. A. S. Vikhe      Assistant  Professor    Msc., B.Ed. 
  15     Miss. A. A. Gunjal       Assistant  Professor    Msc.,NET 
  16     Mr.S.R.Gadhave      Assistant  Professor    Msc
  17     Mr. Lokhande S.S.     Assistant  Professor    Msc.,NET 
  18     Mr.Bhumkar S.D.      Assistant  Professor    Msc. SET.
  19     Miss. Jadhav P.S.       Assistant  Professor    Msc.,NET 
  20     Miss. Chitalkar Madam.       Assistant  Professor    Msc.
  21     Miss. Talole Madam.      Assistant  Professor    Msc.
  22     Miss. Bankar Madam.      Assistant  Professor    Msc.
  23     Miss. Gulave Madam.      Assistant  Professor    Msc.
  24     Mr. Aher Sir      Assistant  Professor    Msc.
  25     Miss.     Assistant  Professor    Msc.

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Achievements of Department.

• The Department has three post graduate degrees Viz analatycal,organic & drug chemistry & it is pioneer in the Pune University
   region in starting the M.Sc. programme in Analytical Chemistry.

• DST-FIST sponsored department.

• Department is recognized as research center by University of Pune and there are two research guides.

• Five faculty members have obtained their doctoral degree & Five faculty members are pursuing doctoral degree.

•The Department conducted one National Level Seminar On “Progressive Journey of Drug from Mind to Market’. The
  proceedings of the conference were published.

•The Department also organized and conducted an awareness programme on “Safety techniques in laboratory” for teaching
  and non-teaching staffs of all affiliated colleges in the Pune University region.

 • Dr. S.R. Kuchekar now in South Korea under Faculty Exchange Programme.

 • Mr. A.G. Gadhave has two patents on his credit.

• The Department has assigned mini projects for T.Y. B.Sc. Chemistry students to create a research culture among them at the
  U.G. level itself.

• To inculcate research culture among the post graduate students college gives financial support.  

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    Our Inspiration


Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil, the pioneer of Sugar Co-operative movement, who had a humble beginning, was chiefly instrumental in, organizing the much exploited sugarcane 'growers of the 44 villages, in and around Pravaranagar, way back in 1948, and establishing Asia's first co-operative sugar factory, which was commissioned in 1950.