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Welcome To Chemistry Department



'Mr. Sameer Khandekar- A student of M. Sc Analytical Chemistry Received Shelarmama Gold Medal from SPPU, 2011'

'TGA - Instrument '

'UV-Visible spectrometer'

'Faculty of Chemistry Department'

'Photoreactor'

About the Department

  • Establishment: 1992

    The programme offered by the department: i) B.Sc. Chemistry, ii) M. Sc. Analytical Chemistry, iii) M.Phil. Chemistry iv) Ph.D.  chemistry.

    • Department of chemistry is recognized and sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) as well as Department of Bio-Technology (DBT) of the government of India
    • Sophisticated analytical types of equipment such as HPLC, AAS, TGA, UV-Visible spectroscopy are available in the department
    • Spacious and separate labs for UG and PG classes as well for the research center
    • Department has Five  M. Phil. and Three  Ph. D. recognized guides by of SPPU

     

    Name of the Program            B.Sc. Chemistry (UG) M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry (PG) M. Phil Chemistry Ph. D. Chemistry
    Duration                                 3 Years (Semester System) 2- years 1 - 3 years 3- 5 Years
    Syllabus                                 

     F.Y.B.Sc.S.Y.B.Sc.T.Y.B.Sc.

    F.Y.B.Sc. New (From 2019)

    M. Sc-I(2014),   M. Sc-II(2015)

    M. Sc-I (2019)

    M. Phil Ph. D

Sophisticated Analytical Equipments

  • Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA) (Shimadzu: DTG-60 model)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Thermo Fischer Scientific)
  • Double beam UV-Visible Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu)
  • Single beam UV-Visible spectrophotometer.
  • High-performance Liquid Chromatography Equipment (Younglin Company, Korea)
  • Flame Photometer (Systronic)
  • Photofluorometer
  • Tablet Dissolution
  • Karl Fischer Titer
  • Polarogram
  • High-temperature furnace
  • Department has own fabricated research equipment’s.
  • These are a Gas sensor, High-temperature solid state conductivity measurement, Slurry reactor for photo-catalysis study, Pellet maker.

Area of research

  • Solid state chemistry
  • Nanomaterials 
  • Micro-extration and related analytical techniques
  • Catalysis
  • Thin films
  • photocatalysis 
  • Gas sensing

Teaching Methods

Teachning Methods

Lecture Methods                                                                                                     

  1. It is most effective and simple method of curriculum delivery. All the teachers of department use this method for effective curriculum delivery.
  2. Problem solving is practiced in clssroom teaching which help understanding of theoretical principles.
  3. Teahers of the department interact with students during classromm and practical sessions as well as outside the classroom to solve the difficulties of the students.

Laboratory Work  

  1. Laboratory work is inherent part of syllabus. In laboratory sessions students perform experiment related to theory of chemistry where teachers explain different theoretical principles in context to experiment. This help students to understand theoretical principles of chemistry as well as applications of chemistry in day to day life.
  2. Apart from curriculum, experiments and demonstrations are designed by teachers to explain theoretical principles. DBT-Star college scheme is effectively implemented in department where students are assigned extra practical (than syllabus) and projects for experimental / experiential learning.

Guest Lectures

To aware students about current trends in chemistry, as well as to develop interest in chemistry subject department organises lectures of eminent personalities for UG as well as PG students

Educational Visits

To aware students about industry and research institute, department organises visit for students to industries and research institutes such as Sugar industry,  IISER, Pune, C-MET, Pune IITM Pune, Pimpari Chinchwad Municipal corporation waste water treatment plant.

Remedial teaching

Remedial teaching is done for academically challenge students.

ICT in Chemistry Teaching   

  1. Teachers of department use power points presentation as one of the teaching methodology                                                                                     
  2. Power point simulations / Excel simulations were developed by teachers and used in theory and piratical sessions.
  3. Google classroom is used effectively to interact with students where different type of study materials is shared with students. Mostly notes, question bank, question paper solutions, power points, etc.  
  4.  Chemistry Classroom
  5.  E-Pathashala    
  6. Amrita Virtual Laboratory                                                                              

Experiential Learning                                    

  1. Many practical of the UG and PG are directly related to the theory syllabus. Thus during practical sessions students learn theory through practical. 
  2. Industrial visits and visits to research institutes are organized where students experience applications of chemistry in different areas in our day to day life. Such interactions allow experiential learning to the students.  

    Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities

    National/State level conference/workshop organized by department-

    • Organized National Conference in March 2012 On recent Advances in Chemical and Environmental Sciences (10-12 Mar. 2012)
    • Organized one-day state level conference on Recent Developments in Chemistry (March- 2011) on the occasion of International Year of Chemistry
    • Organized One-day workshop on Chemistry in day to day life (Feb. 2011) on the occasion of International Year of Chemistry
    • Organized One-day workshop on “Laboratory Safety” For UG students (Aug- 2017)
    • Every year organized SET-NET workshop for PG students
    • Organized Workshop on Use of Excel and Chem Draw software for S. Y. B. Sc. Students [17th 18th January 2019]

    Add-on Course: -

    Along with B. Sc. Chemistry degree, student can complete add on course “Basics of Pharmaceutical Analysis”. This is a certificate course designed by department and started from 2017-18.  

    MOU/ Collaborations/ Linkages-

    • Department has memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Center for Material for Electronic Technology [C-MET] Pune
    • Department has linkage with A-One Coating Industry, Chakan, MIDC, Pune where industrial training is organized for students in vacation period.

    Faculty Achievement

    • Dr. M. G. Chaskar:- 1. Elected as Senate Member of SPPU, Pun 2. Appointed as Board of Exam committee member of SPPU, Pune 3. Work as NAAC pear team Member
    • K. M. Gadave had completed short term training course on “Train the Trainer: Enhancing Chemistry Teaching Skills” from 10 to 15th May 2018 at S.P. College, Pune
    • K. M. Joshi had presented research project on “Sewage Water plant on Mutha River of Pune and has been selected for Zonal level, University level as well as State level competition held at Gondwana University, Gadchiroli.

    Students Achievement

    • Samer Khandekar of M. Sc. Analytical Chemistry was awarded with Shelar Mama Gold medal by SPPU in the year 2011.
    • Afsar Shaikh of M, Sc. Analytical Chemistry qualified NET
    • Reshma Jadhav of M, Sc. Analytical Chemistry qualified SET.
    • Lokesh Sutar Participated in Dr. M.J. Pujari intercollegiate Lecture competition organized in Abasaheb Garware College Pune on 7th March 2015 and secured IIIrd prize
    • Yogesh Sethi, M.Phil. Chemistry student presented research project on “Quantum Confinement of CdS in glass and its use for solar hydrogen production” in Avishkar -2014 competition and selected for state level completion.
    • Pavan Gulabrao Lokhande Presented research paper in 3rd International Conference on Herbal and Synthetic Drug Studies HSDS-2016 “ poster session on “ Dhumvarti Therapy as remedy for cough and stress “ held at Azam Campus, Pune during 7th to 9th January 2016

 

Programme Outcomes

                                  

After completing B.Sc. Chemistry Programme students will be able to:

PO1: Transfer and apply the acquired fundamental knowledge of chemistry, including basic concepts and principles of 1) organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry; (2) analytic techniques and experimental methods for chemistry to study different branches of chemistry;

PO2: Demonstrate the ability to explain the importance of the Periodic Table of the Elements and represent key aspects of it and its role in organizing chemical information.

PO3: Apply and demonstrate knowledge of essential facts, concepts, laws, principles and theories related to chemistry;

PO4: Demonstrate the learned laboratory skills, enabling them to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of given samples and able to make conclusions on it;

PO5: Set procedure and synthesize simple compounds of commercial importance;

PO6: engage in oral and written scientific communication, and will prove that they can think critically and work independently.

PO6: Communicate effectively using graphical techniques, reports and presentations within a scientific environment.

PO7:    to recognize problems in chemical science and make strategies to solve it

PO8: Respond effectively to unfamiliar problems in scientific contexts

PO9: Plan, execute of design experiment, make documentation of it, interpret data at entry level of chemical industry and report the results;

PO10:  Integrate and apply these skills to study different branches of chemistry.

PO11: The student will acquire knowledge effectively by self-study and work independently, present information in a clear, concise and logical manner and apply appropriate analytical and approximation methods

PO12: The student will learn professionalism, including the ability to work in groups and in society, and apply basic ethical principles.