Department of Chemistry

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 1983. The department has pride of designing the curriculum for MSc Analytical Chemistry and is Pioneer to run this course since 1987 in Savitribai Phule 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 nine spacious and well equipped laboratories for conducting under graduate and postgraduate practical courses. The department also has two research laboratories and a separate computer laboratory with free internet access. 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 augmenting the infrastructure facilities in the laboratories. The strength of our department is reflected by research and placement activities. Recognition of the department by Savitribai Phule 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 Chromatography (HPLC), FT-IR, Gas Chromatograph (GC) and Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometer. In the last five years more than 63 research papers have been published by our staff in the journal of national and international repute. Nine minor and one major research projects funded by UGC and Savitribai Phule Pune University 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 Macleods, Lupin, Calyx, Harmann, Gharda, etc. The activities of our department are focused on achieving the mission of producing successful chemists, entrepreneurs and professionals with academic knowledge and skills for contributing to the current scientific demand of the society.

Faculty Profile

Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Email Contact No.
Dr. Pandhare G.R. Head and Associate Professor M. Sc., Ph.D. 9822556591
Mr. Thorat D.G. Head , Vice-Principal & Associate Professor M. Sc., DHE. 9422747274
Dr. Pandit S.S. Assistant Professor M.Sc., SET, B.Ed., Ph.D 9766959195
Dr. Aher H.R. Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. 7588169582
Dr. Uphade B.K. Assistant Professor M.Sc., SET, M.Phil., Ph.D 9422741036
Mr. Kadam K.R. Assistant Professor M.Sc., B.Ed., SET, NET 8668370458
Mr. Waghmare A.S. Assistant Professor M.Sc., B.Ed., SET, NET 9850518810
Dr. Gadhave A.G. Assistant Professor M. Sc., SET, Ph.D. 9922827545
Dr. Murade V.D. Assistant Professor M. Sc., SET, NET, Ph. D 9834847126
Mr. Gavit A. R. Assistant Professor M. Sc., B.Ed., NET 8108136182
Miss. Vikhe A.S. Assistant Professor M. Sc., B.Ed. 9673206996
Mr. Gadhave S.R. Assistant Professor M. Sc. 9657337806
Mr. Lokhande S.S. Assistant Professor M. Sc., SET, NET 9960494365
Dr. Gaikar R.B. Assistant Professor M. Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D 9975714382
Aher R.M. Assistant Professor M. Sc., B.Ed. 9975002272
Nibe P.S. Assistant Professor M.Sc 9767424235
Vikhe D.V. Assistant Professor M.Sc 8928311155
Miss. Chitalkar K. K. Assistant Professor M.Sc 9545194875
Wani G. K. Assistant Professor M.Sc 8605471910
Miss. Musmade S. A. Assistant Professor M.Sc 9657255880
Miss. Ghogare P. D. Assistant Professor M.Sc 9561332220
Miss. Mundhe S. B. Assistant Professor M.Sc 9763227806
Miss. Bhalerao S. G. Assistant Professor M.Sc 7744967512
Miss. Patel S. M. Assistant Professor M.Sc 9657480655


Major/Minor Research Projects

Name of Principal Investigator Title of the Project Funding Agency Duration Amount (In Rs)
Dr. S. R. Kuchekar Extraction, separation and spectrophotometric determination of doped elements with o-methyl phenyl thiourea UGC, New Delhi 2013-2017 7,44,000/-
Dr. A. G. Gadhave Design, Synthesis and Antitubercular Evaluation of Some Novel Chromones, Pyrazoles and Pyrimidine Derivatives BCUD, SPPU, Pune 2015-2017 1,65,000/-
Dr. S.S. Pandit Applications of Guanidine and its salts in Organic Synthesis BCUD, SPPU, Pune 2015-2017 2,2,0000/-
Dr. S.S. Pandit Applications of Biocatalyst and enzymes in Organic Synthesis UGC, New Delhi (WRO) 2014-2016 3,40,000/-
Dr. H. R. Aher Solvent extraction and spectrophotometric determination of transition group elements using 2-9(2(1-thiophene -2- yl) hydrazinyl) benzoic acid. BCUD, SPPU, Pune 2015-2017 2,30,000/-
Gholap S. S Synthesis of Some β-Carboline as Potential Anti-tubercular Agents UGC, New Delhi 2014-2016 4,60,000/-
Kadam K R Synthesis, Cheracterization of nano sized solid supported transition metal particles as an environmentally friendly catalysts for organic synthesis BCUD, SPPU, Pune 2015-2017 2,20,000/-
Dr. B. K. Uphade Synthesis, characterization and application of lead sulphide nanomaterial U.G.C, New Delhi 2012-2014 1,80,000/-
Dr. B. K. Uphade Synthesis, characterization and application of cadmium oxide nanomaterial BCUD, University of Pune 2012-2014 2,00,000/-
Dr. B. K. Uphade Synthesis, Characterization of Fe doped CaO nanoparticles and its Catalytic Applications BCUD, SPPU, Pune 2016-2018 1,90,000/-
Mr. A. S. Waghmare MCRs Based Synthesis of Bioactive Heterocycles as a Green Approach BCUD, University of Pune 2012-2014 1,70,000/-
Thorat D G Study of heavy metal distribution in sediments of river Godavari in and around nashik city UGC 2014-2016 2,40,000/-


Faculty Awards

Name of the Teacher Name of the Award Level
Dr Gholap S S Best Programme Officer NSS by SPPU, Pune University
Dr. Kuchekar S. R. Selected and Joined as Principal Home Science & BCA College, Pravaranagar -

Students Awards

Name of the Student Name of the Award Level
Mr. Sadaphal Vikas Ashokrao Secured 4th rank in SPPU merit list of B Sc Chemistry-2013 University
Miss. Khan Nagma Secured 1st rank in SPPU merit list of M. Sc Drug Chemistry University
Miss. Reshma Sayyad Participated in RD Parade held in New Delhi 26th Jan 2016 University
Miss. Kharde Harshal S Received Best Poster Presentation Award in PRECision-2018 State
Mr. Bhalerao Macchindra S (Alumni) Secured 3rd position in Social Innovation Award-2017 National


Event Level Funding Agency Date
Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences National UGC, WRO Pune 20-21st Jan. 2017
Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences National BCUD, S.P. Pune University, Pune 21-22nd Jan. 2015
Advances and Innovations in Chemical Sciences National BCUD, S.P. Pune University, Pune 01-02nd Mar.2013