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Department Information

Programme offered

1. T.Y.B.Sc Chemistry Six Unit
2. M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
3. M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry
4. Ph.D. Chemistry

        The Department of Chemistry endeavors to become a leading provider of interdisciplinary approaches to Chemistry Education and Research that attracts and prepares diverse students to be scientifically literate, socially committed and competitive professionals to meet the future demands of the changing global environment.

        Department of Chemistry was started in the year 2009-10 on grant-in-aid basis. The college offers Chemistry with Six Units as a major subject for the Bachelor of Science degree. Within short span of time department of Chemistry has started Post Graduate Programme to cater the needs of local students. The M. Sc. programme in Organic Chemistry was introduced 2016-17 and M. Sc. programme in Analytical Chemistry in 2017-18.

        College has Ph.D. Research centre recognized by Mumbai University.Since its inception, the department has grown in quality as well as quantity. Three faculty members are PhD qualified and Mumbai University recognized guide for research degree. They are also actively engaged in research and development activities. Their expertise includes areas such as Environmental Chemistry, Heavy Metal analysis, Pollution monitoring, Chemical Kinetics, Organic Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Novel Synthetic Methods, etc.

        Dr. Hemant Chavan has received Major Research Project from DST-SERB under Teacher Associates for Research Excellence (TARE) scheme entitled "Development of Practical Synthetic Approaches to Dragmacidins G, H, and Their Analogues: Studies toward the Finding of Highly Potent Antimicrobial and Anticancer Agents" in collaboration with National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune amounting Rs. 15,000 Lakh.

        Department has 5 research projects in the credit. Total 89 research papers were published in various international and national journals with impact factor ranges between 0.5 to 6.14. The total citation received for the papers are more than 582. Text books based on curriculum are also written by faculty members on regular basis. Over the years the department has conducted several excellent national, state and regional level seminars and workshops on frontier areas of chemistry for the benefit of students, faculty and research scholars.

List of Ph.D. / M. Sc. research guide :
1. Dr. S. T. Sankpal
2. Dr. A. S. Varale
3. Dr. H. V. Chavan

Faculty Details

Name: Dr. S.T.Sankpal
Designation: Assistant Professor & Head
Qualification:M.Sc. Ph.D. SET
Experience:14 Year/s
Area of Expertise:Environmental Chemistry
Email:dspmaspsagar@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Dr. Amit S. Varale
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.Sc. Ph.D
Experience:16 Year/s
Area of Expertise:Organic synthesis
Email:dspmaspamitdr@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Dr. Hemant V. Chavan
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.Sc. NET Ph. D.
Experience:08 Year/s
Area of Expertise:Medicinal Chemistry
Email:hemantchavan.sus@rediffmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: MR AJIT VIJAY DEVALE
Designation: ASSISTANT PROFESSER
Qualification:M.SC(ORGANIC CHEMISTRY)
Experience:3 Year/s
Area of Expertise:ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Email:dspmaspajit@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Miss. Dwipal Dilip Chougule
Designation: Assi. Prof.
Qualification:M. Sc Chemistry
Experience:2 Year/s
Area of Expertise:
Email:dwipalchougule30@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Ms. Pradnya Sanjay Shinde
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.Sc (Chemistry)
Experience:1 Year/s
Area of Expertise:
Email:pradnyashinde497@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Ms. Archana Dinakar Shimpukade
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.Sc (Chemistry)
Experience:1 Year/s
Area of Expertise:
Email:archanashimpukade23@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Hemangi Subhash Agare.
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.Sc (Chemistry)
Experience:1 Year/s
Area of Expertise:
Email:hemangiagare774@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Mr. Shubham Suresh Daphale
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification:M. Sc. (Gold Medalist) SET, NET, GATE
Experience:03 Year/s
Area of Expertise:Organic Chemistry
Email:shubhamdaphale2418@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Ms. Pranita Khake
Designation: Lab Assistant
Qualification:B.Sc (Chemistry)
Experience:2 Year/s
Area of Expertise:
Email:pranitakhake7@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Ms. Shweta Surve
Designation: Lab. Assistant
Qualification:M.Sc (Chemistry)
Experience:1 Year/s
Area of Expertise:
Email:surveshweta97@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae

Course Taught

The college offeres Bachelor of science (B.Sc.) programme with Chemistry as a major subject. This is a six semester integrated programme. The eligibility, subject group combinations that a student can choose at the entry level and other details are detailed in the College Prospectus. The semester wise Chemistry courses and their respective syllabi are listed below:

Semester - I

Course Course Code Marks for Exam Credits Syllabus
Chemistry Paper - I USCH101 100 02 Click Here
Chemistry Paper - II USCH102 100 02
Chemistry Practical USCHP1 100 02

Semester - II

Course Course Code Marks for Exam Credits Syllabus
Chemistry Paper - I USCH201 100 02 Click Here
Chemistry Paper - II USCH202 100 02
Chemistry Practical USCHP2 100 02

Semester - III

Course Course Code Marks for Exam Credits Syllabus
Chemistry Paper - I USCH301 100 02 Click Here
Chemistry Paper - II USCH302 100 02
Chemistry Paper - III USCH303 100 02
Chemistry Practical USCHP3 150 03

Semester - IV

Course Course Code Marks for Exam Credits Syllabus
Chemistry Paper - I USCH401 100 02 Click Here
Chemistry Paper - II USCH402 100 02
Chemistry Paper - III USCH403 100 02
Chemistry Practical USCHP4 150 03

Semester - V

Course Course Code Marks for Exam Credits Syllabus
Chemistry Paper - I USCH501 100 2.5 Click Here
Chemistry Paper - II USCH502 100 2.5
Chemistry Paper - III USCH503 100 2.5
Chemistry Paper - IV USCH504 100 2.5
Chemistry Practical USCHP05 100 03
Chemistry Practical USCHP06 100 03
Applied Component - Drugs and Dyes USACDD501 100 02 Click Here
Applied Component Practical - Drugs and Dyes USACHDD5P1 100 02

Semester - VI

Course Course Code Marks for Exam Credits Syllabus
Chemistry Paper - I USCH601 100 2.5 Click Here
Chemistry Paper - II USCH602 100 2.5
Chemistry Paper - III USCH603 100 2.5
Chemistry Paper - IV USCH604 100 2.5
Chemistry Practical USCHP07 100 03
Chemistry Practical USCHP08 100 03
Applied Component - Drugs and Dyes USACDD601 100 02 Click Here
Applied Component Practical - Drugs and Dyes USACDD6P1 100 02

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes of undergraduate programme

Name of programme:- B.Sc. in Chemistry

1. Student should understand the basic concepts of all major three branches of the Chemistry i.e. Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry.
2. They should able to analyse the various observations and chemical phenomena during the course.
3. They should be able to handle chemicals, reagents, apparatus, instruments and the care and safety aspects involved in such handling.
4. They are able to use digital library and access online journals related to the subject.
5. They are able to solve problems in the various units of this course.
6. They should know the environmental aspects of the chemistry.

Facilities

Facilities available in Chemistry Department

1. Specious and Well equipped laboratories for post graduate and undergraduate courses.
2. Departmental Library
3. Remedial Coaching
4. Bridged course
5. Educational/Industrial visits
6. Lectures of eminent scientist
7. Workshop for post graduate students
8. Certificate courses
9. Book/ Science Exhibition
10. Organization of various days
11. ICT Enabled Classroom
12. LCD Projector
13. Laptop
14. Internet Facility


Instruments available in the Chemistry Laboratory

1. Microwave Furnace
2. Vacuum pump
3. Vacuum pump
4. Rotary Vacuum Evaporator
5. Flame photo meter
6. Visible Spectrophotometer
7. Muffle Furnace
8. Mono Quartz Distillation unit
9. Hydrolic Pelet Press
10. Digital Balance
11. Colorimeter
12. Colorimeter
13. pH meter
14. Conductivity meter
15. Potentiometer
16. Heating Mental
17. Heating Mental
18. Magnetic Stirrer with Hot Plate
19. Magnetic Stirrer without Hot Plate
20. Magnetic Stirrer without Hot Plate
21. Oven

Research

Research Area

No. Name PhD Degree Area of Research
1. Dr. Sagar T. Sankpal Completed Environmental Chemistry
2. Dr. Amit S. Varale Completed Chemical Kinetics
3. Dr. Hemant V. Chavan Completed Organic Synthesis

The faculty with PhD have taken up research projects with financial support from the UGC and University of Mumbai. Also, some project proposals are submitted to the funding agencies for approval. The outcome of the research projects is published as papers in reputed research journals.

Completed / Ongoing Research Projects

Year Name of Investigator Research project Title Type Funding Agency Grant in Rs. Status
2018 Dr. H. V. Chavan Development of Practical Synthetic Approaches to Dragmacidins G, H, and Their Analogues: Studies toward the Finding of Highly Potent Antimicrobial and Anticancer Agents Major DST-SERB 16,80,000/- Ongoing
2014 Dr. S. T. Sankpal Minor research project on bioaccumulation of some heavy metals in fish species of Ratnagiri Coast, Maharashtra. Minor UGC, WRO Pune 65,000/- Completed
2017 Dr. H. V. Chavan Identification and synthesis of new process related impurity in brimonidine tartarate. Minor Mumbai University 30,000/- Completed
2016 Dr. A. S. Varale Selective oxidation of n-Butyric acid hydrazide to its corresponding acid by Thallium(III) in acidic medium- A Kinetic and Mechanistic approach Minor Mumbai University 30,000/- Completed
2019 Dr. S. T. Sankpal Study on Toxic metals pollution due to industrial effluents released from Fish processing Industries in Ratnagiri. Minor UGC, WRO Pune 65,000/- Ongoing
2013 Dr. A. S. Varale Study of Thermodynamic Parameters for oxidation of p-Hydroxy benzoic acid hydrazide by Thallium(III) in acidic medium- A Kinetic and Mechanistic approach Minor Mumbai University 25,000/- Completed

Research Publications

No. Name International National Total Citation Index Impact Factor (range) h-index Chapter in Books
1. Dr. S. T. Sankpal 13 02 15 10 1.4--3.76 03 04
2. Dr. A.S. Varale 08 11 19 13 0.2--3.358 02 ---
2. Dr. H. V. Chavan 26 --- 26 172 0.8 -- 3.0 07 ---
List of Conferences / Workshop / Seminar attended by the faculty members.

List of research paper published by faculty members

Activities

Year 2016-17

1. Started M.Sc. programme (Organic Chemistry) wherein 18 students enrolled.
2. Three Minor Research projects and five research publications are in the credit of the department.
3. Miss. Poonam Shinde a student of TYBSc got third prize in State Level Poster Presentation Competition held at ARASC College Vaibhavwadi on February 11, 2017.
4. Two students of M.Sc. part-I participated in National Conference organized by Indira Institute of Pharmacy, Sadavali, Devrukh.
5. Three students participated in the Avishkar research convention organized by University of Mumbai.
6. One day educational industry visit organized to Gokul Milk factory, Kolhapur

Individual reports
Dr. S.T. Sankpal
1. Recognized Ph.D. guide in Chemistry, University of Mumbai
2. Member of Syllabus Framing Committee for SY B.Sc., University of Mumbai.
3. Presented one research paper in National conference on "Recent Approaches in Drug Discovery & Perspectives of Pharma Industry" oganised by Indira Institute of Pharmacy, sadavali on December 24-25, 2016 entitled "Synthesis, structural and biological investigation of novel pyrazole based scaffolds".
4. Presented a research paper in National conference on "Materials & Environmental Science" organized by S.Y. P. Science College Solankur on February 15, 2017.
Dr. Amit Varale
1. Sanctioned two Minor Research Projects, one from Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Mumbai for developing the "Mechanism and Kinetics of the Thermo-Chemical decomposition of Rice Husk in Inert gas environment" and one from University of Mumbai, entitled: "Selective Oxidation of n-butyric acid hydrazide by Thallium(III) in acidic medium - A kinetic and Mechanistic Approach"
2. Presented a research paper (Oral) in State level Conference at Anandibai Pradhan Science College, Nagothane during December 19, 2016.
3. Presented a research paper (Oral) in National conference on "Recent Approaches in Drug Discovery and Perspectives of Pharma Industry" organized by Indira Institute of Pharmacy, Sadavali on December 24-25, 2016 entitled " A review on Penicillin drug."
4. Presented a research paper (poster) in National conference on "Innovative Research in Chemical Sciences" organized by Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur on February 1-2, 2017.
Dr. H. V. Chavan
1. Minor research project on "Identification and synthesis of new process related impurity in Brimonidine Tartarate" sanctioned from University of Mumbai.
2. Member of Syllabus Framing Committee for M.Sc. Organic Chemistry.
3. Recognized guide for M.Sc. By Research, University of Mumbai.
4. Judge for Mumbai University Avishkar Research Convention.
5. Resource Person in State and Regional level NET/SET workshops organized by various Universities and colleges.
6. Five Research papers published in International Journals of well repute.
7. Hemant Chavan (2017): Synthesis of extended conjugated indolyl chalcones as potent anti-breast cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, In press (Elsevier; IF: 2.486)
8. Hemant Chavan (2017): Synthesis of novel a,a-difluoro-b-hydroxycarbonyl pyrazole derivatives as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer agents. Medicinal Chemistry Research 26(1), 262-273. (Springer; IF: 1.5)
9. Hemant Chavan (2016): Preparation and Pharmacological Evaluation of Novel Orally Active Ester Prodrugs of Ketoprofen with Non-Ulcerogenic Property. Chemical Biology & Drug Design 87(6), 878-884 (Wiley Inter Science; IF: 2.801)
10. Hemant Chavan (2016): Polyethylene glycol in water: simple, efficient and catalyst-free synthesis of 4H-pyran derivatives. Synthetic Communications, 46, 1665-1670. (Tayler & Francis; IF: 1.065)
11. Hemant Chavan (2016): Indium Trichloride (InCl3) Catalyzed Synthesis of Fused 7-Azaindole Derivatives using Domino Knoevenagel-Michael Reaction. Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society 2016, 63, 323-330 (Wiley Inter Science).
12. Awarded by ‘Best Oral Presentation award’ in National conference on Recent approaches in drug discovery and perspectives in pharma industry’ organized by Indira Institute of Pharmacy, Sadavali, Devrukh, December 24-25, 2016.

Year 2017-18

Report
1. Started M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry programme form this academic year. 30 students are enrolled for the same programme.
2. Proposal for the Ph. D. research Centre submitted to the Mumbai University. The Local Enquiry Committee visited to the college and give positive feedback.
3. Organized one day workshop on revised syllabus of M.Sc. part I Chemistry for Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg district, total 40 teachers had participated in the workshop.
4. Organized guest lectures on 'Artificial Intelligence' for T.Y.B.Sc students by Shri. Sameer Deo, Director, Oracle, Pune.
5. Organised guest lecture of Prof. Shirsat, Goa University for M.Sc. part I students on the topic Quantum Chemistry.
6. Faculty members of the chemistry department are visited to nearby junior colleges and delivered lecture on career guidance.
7. Educational visit of T.Y.B.Sc. students is scheduled on 9-10th February, 2018 to IISER and NCL, Pune.
8. Six students with three projects participated in district level Avishkar Research Competition. One project was selected for University level.
Individual reports
Dr. Sagar Tanaji Sankpal, Head Department of Chemistry
1. Appointed as a member of syllabus revision committee for S.Y.B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Mumbai.
2. Submitted Minor research project proposal to the University of Mumbai.
3. Attended and presented a research paper in two national conferences.
4. Published two research papers in International journals with impact factor ranges form 0.5 to 2.7
5. Resource person for the one day workshop on Avishkar Research Convention held at Dapoli Urban Banks Senior Science college, Dapoli.
6. Served as Resource Person for S.Y.B.Sc. revised syllabus workshop organized by Gogate Jogalekar college in association with BOS in Chemistry, University of Mumbai.
Dr.Amit Shrikant Varale, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

1. Completed Minor research project from to University of Mumbai, entitled:
"Oxidation of n-Butyric acid hydrazide to its corresponding acid by Thallium(III) in acidic medium"- A Kinetic and Mechanistic approach.
2. Participated in Refresher Course in Chemistry held at HRDC-Goa University from 1st to 21st December 2017.
3. Recognized as a Research Guide in M.Sc. Organic Chemistry (By Papers and B

Conference / Workshop / Seminar Organized

No. Title Level Funded by Date Participants
1. Three Days Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment National UGC 25th--27th September, 2014 71
2. One day wrkshop on revised syllabus of T.Y. B.S Chemistry District University of Mumbai - 35
3. One day wrkshop on revised syllabus of S.Y.B.Sc Chemistry District University of Mumbai 17th June 2017 52
4. One day wrkshop on revised syllabus of M.Sc. Part I Chemistry District University of Mumbai 6th October, 2017 37
5. One day workshop on career councelling for T.Y.B.Sc. Students College - 18th August 2018 42
6. One day workshop on "Vishwache Antrang" for Science students College - - 80

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Elocution competition
Guest lecture of Prof. Shirsat from Goa University
Lecture by Dr.Nitin Pandit
Workshop for high school teachers
One day workshop on revised syllabus of M.Sc. part I
Industrial visit at DNPL company Khed
Book exhibition
Lab Session at IISER Pune
Educational visit at IISER Pune
Research lab
PG Chemistry Lab
UG Chemistry Lab