Padmashri Vikhe Patil College of Arts, Science & Commerce


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 \93C\94 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 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 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. Reorganization 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. 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 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 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.


Faculty Profile:

Sr. No. Name of Teacher Designation Qualification
1 Dr. S.R. Kuchekar Associate Professor M.Sc. Ph.D.
2 Mr. D.G. Thorat Vice-Principal & Associate Professor M. Sc.DHE.
3 Dr. S.S. Pandit Associate Professor M.Sc., SET,B.Ed.Ph.D.
4 Dr. H. R. Aher Assistant  Professor M.Sc., Ph.D.
5 Dr. B.K. Uphade Assistant  Professor M.Sc.,SET,


6 Dr. S.S. Gholap Assistant  Professor M. Sc.SET, Ph.D.
7 Mr. K.R. Kadam Assistant  Professor M.Sc.B.Ed.SET,NET
8 Mr. A.S. Waghmare Assistant  Professor M. Sc.SET,
9 Dr.  A. G. Gadhave Assistant  Professor M. Sc.SET,

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10 Mr. S. S. Shelke Assistant  Professor M. Sc., B.Ed.
11 Ms. A.S.Vikhe Assistant  Professor M. Sc. B.Ed.
12 Mr. S.R.Gadhave Assistant  Professor M. Sc., B.Ed.
13 Mr. S.S.Lokhande Assistant  Professor M. Sc., SET
14 Mr. S.D.Bhumkar Assistant  Professor M. Sc.,SET
15 Ms. A.A.Gunjal Assistant  Professor M. Sc.,NET
16 Mr. Y.R.Sadaphal Assistant  Professor M. Sc., SET
17 Dr.  R.B.Gaikar Assistant  Professor M. Sc., Ph.D.
18 Mr. D.B.Ughade Assistant  Professor M. Sc.
19 Ms. T.B.Talole Assistant  Professor M. Sc.
20 Ms. R.G.Thete Assistant  Professor M. Sc.
21 Ms. K.K.Chitalkar Assistant  Professor M. Sc.,
22 Ms. S. R. Bankar Assistant  Professor M. Sc.
23 Mr. R. M. Aher Assistant  Professor M. Sc.
24 Ms. V. B. Gulve Assistant  Professor M. Sc.
25 DR. Murade V.D Assistant  Professor M.Sc. SET, Ph.D.
26 Mr.  A.R. Gavit Assistant  Professor M.Sc. NET

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