Marutrao Ghule Patil Arts, Commerce & Science College

Department of Chemistry

Introduction
The department of chemistry was established in 2009. The department offers undergraduate courses of first year, second year and third year in chemistry. The department is granted with funds by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune for purchasing laboratory instruments in 2018-19. The department has three well equipped laboratories. The laboratories are flourished with variety of basic and advance instruments. The instruments include GM counter, Microwave oven, pH meter, potentiometer, colorimeter, refractrometer etc. There are four qualified and dynamic faculty members. Students of the department are actively engaged in various curricular, extracurricular and cultural activities throughout the year. These activities include quiz competition, poster presentation, seminars, science exhibition, yoga and meditation workshop, rangoli competition etc. Student are introduced to various industries to fill the gap between academic and field knowledge by organizing educational visits. Recently an educational visit was organized at Dyaneshwar Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana, Bhende, Newasa, Ahmednagar. The department had organized two day state level seminar on “Recent Trends in Chemistry and its Applications” in 2018. Since science day is celebrated every year. Dr. S.B Nimse, Ex. Vice chancellor, Lucknow University was the chief guest on the Science day which was celebrated on 28th February 2020. The students of chemistry department actively participates in interstate research competition “AVISHKAR” each year. The department also organizes various outreach activities the help social elements. In the academic year 2019-20 department has organized outreach activity on “Soil and Water Testing” for farmers in the Ahmednagar area.

Courses
In academic year 2019-2020
First year of B.sc -77
Second year of B.sc -99
Third year of B.sc – 120

Future plans
• To start PG department of chemistry in the institute
• Academic and research improvement
• Placements of students
• To organize national and international conferences.

Activity

Teacher activities
• Prof. A.I.Shaikh (M.Sc Inorganic Chemistry, B.Ed) , Head of the Department
• Participated in state level seminar on “eco-friendly human development: Problems and solutions”
• Participated in state level seminar on “recent trends in chemistry and applications”
• Chairman of National Science Day program organized by Science Association of College.
• Member of cultural department of college.
• Organized “yoga and meditation workshop”

Prof. A.A. Duche (M.Sc. Organic chemistry)
• Participated in state level seminar on “eco-friendly human development: Problems and solutions”
• Member of cultural department of college.

Prof B.S. Pavle (M.Sc Organic Chemistry)
• Participated in state level seminar on “eco-friendly human development: Problems and solutions”

Prof. P.L. Gavade (M.Sc Organic Chemistry)

Student activities
• Mr. Mosin Shaikh (T.Y.B.Sc.) is selected in ICICI Bank as a sales officer in 2019.
• Mr. Dahale Kartikesh (T.Y.B.Sc.) won 3rd prize in “Android App development workshop” organized by IIT, Kharagpur in 2019.
• 15 students of T.Y.B.Sc. participated in two days state level seminar on “Ecofriendly human development problems and solutions” organized by Geography department.

Faculty

Asst.Prof. A.I.Shaikh(H.O.D)
M.Sc Inorganic Chemistry, B.Ed
Asst.Prof. B.S. Pavle
M.Sc Organic Chemistry
Prof. A.A. Duche
M.Sc Organic Chemistry
Asst.Prof. P.L. Gavade
M.Sc Organic Chemistry