DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

 

  1. Name of the Department : Chemistry
  2. Year of Establishment : 1962
  3. Names of Programmes offered : B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.

C.O.C. in Textile Chemistry

  1. Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the : Certificate course in soil and

departments/ units involved                           water testing with Dept. of

Geology and Zoology

  1. Annual / Semester / Choice Based Credit : B.Sc. I (C.G.P.A. Pattern)

System (programme wise)                              B.Sc. II (C.G. P. A. Pattern)

B.Sc. III (Semester Pattern)

M.Sc. I (C.B. C.S. Pattern)

M.Sc. II (C.G. P. A. Pattern)

  1. Participation of the department in the courses : Certificate Course in advanced

offered by other departments                                     instrumentation with Dept. of

Biotechnology

  1. Courses in collaboration with other : Nil

universities, industries, foreign institutions,

etc

  1. Details of Course/Programmes discontinued : Nil

(if any) with reasons

  1. Number of Teaching Posts : 06 UG + 02 PG
Post Sanctioned Filled
Professor 01 01
Associate professor 01 01
Assistant professor 04 04
Any other (CHB) 02 02
  1. Faculty profile with Name, Qualification, Designation, Specialization (D.Sc./

D.Litt./ Ph.D., / M. Phil., etc) as on  05.09.2015

Name of Faculty Qualification Designation Specialization Experience

(in years)

Students awarded Ph. D /M.Phil degree in the last 4 years
Dr. A.H. Manikshete M.Sc., Ph.D., B.Ed., DCM Principal & Professor,

Head

Inorganic Chemistry 42 Years Ph.D. 04

M.Phil 03

Mr. S. N. Battin M.Sc. B.Ed. Associate Professor Organic Chemistry 31 Years -
Dr. Mrs. R.M. Ovhal M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Physical Chemistry 23 Years -
Dr. S.D. Mitragotri M.Sc., Ph.D., SET, NET,GATE Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry 08 Years -
Dr. V.T. Vader M.Sc., Ph.D., SET, DMCJ Assistant Professor Inorganic Chemistry 08 Years -
Dr. M.R. Asabe M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Inorganic Chemistry 07 Years -
Ms. M. M. Jagadale M.Sc. Assistant Professor Inorganic Chemistry 04 Years -
Mr. Y. D. Khaire M.Sc. Assistant Professor Analytical Chemistry 01 Year -
  1. List of Senior Visiting Faculty : Dr. Gulshan Relhan (B.A.R.C. Mumbai),

Prof. S. V. Chelgeri  and Prof. R. V. Annayapannawar

  1. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical: Nil

classes handled (Programme wise) by

temporary faculty

  1. Student – Teacher Ratio (Programme wise) : B.Sc. 45:1

M.Sc. 25:1

  1. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff sanctioned

and filled

Support Staff and Administrative staff Sanctioned Filled
Lab Assistant 01 01
Lab Attendant 03 03
Peon 01 01
  1. Qualifications of teaching faculty with D.Sc., / D.Litt., / Ph.D., / M. Phil., / PG
Name of Staff Qualification
  1. Dr. A.H. Manikshete
M.Sc., Ph.D., B.Ed., DCM
  1. Prof. S. N. Battin
M.Sc. B.Ed
  1. Dr. Mrs. R.M. Ovhal
M.Sc., Ph.D.
  1. Dr. S.D. Mitragotri
M.Sc., Ph.D., SET, NET, GATE
  1. Dr. V.T. Vader
M.Sc., Ph.D., SET, DMCJ
  1. Dr. M.R. Asabe
M.Sc., Ph.D.
  1. Ms. M. M. Jagadale
M.Sc.
  1. Mr. Y. D. Khaire
M.Sc.
  1. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International

funding agencies and grants received: Nil

  1. Department projects funded by DST-FIST, UGC, DBT, ICSSR etc. and total

grants received and status

Funding Agency No. of Projects Total Grant Received Status
UGC 03 Minor

01 Major

Rs. 15,23,800/- Completed
  1. Research Centre facility recognized by the University: Yes (Recognized by

Solapur University, Solapur)

  1. Publications with ISSN Number-

Research Paper Published

No. Name of the Staff Number of papers published
National International
1. Dr. A.H. Manikshete 02 05
3. Dr. Mrs. R.M. Ovhal 02
4. Dr. S.D. Mitragotri 02
5. Dr. V.T. Vader 03
6. Dr. M.R. Asabe 01 04

 

 

Number of books published and edited:

No. Name of the staff Edited Books Authored Books
1. Dr. S.D. Mitragotri 01
2. Dr. M.R. Asabe 12

Seminar Proceedings published in books with ISBN No.

No. Name of the Staff Papers Published in the edited books with ISBN Number
1. Dr. A.H. Manikshete 08
2. Prof. S. N. Battin 02
3. Dr. Mrs. R.M. Ovhal 02
4. Dr. S.D. Mitragotri 01
5. Dr. V.T. Vader 02
6. Dr. M.R. Asabe 05
  1. Areas of consultancy and income generated
No. Area of consultancy Income generated
1. Soil and water testing Rs.29,640/-
2. Instrumental analysis Rs.20,500/-
  1. Faculty as members in:
  2. a) National Committees
  • S. N. Battin – Life Member of Association of Chemistry Teachers, Mumbai
  • V.T. Vader – Life Member of Association of Chemistry Teachers, Mumbai
  1. b) International Committees
  • V.T. Vader – Referee/Expert Reviewer of International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Science of American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT); Elsevier: Materials Chemistry and Physics; Elsevier: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials; Elsevier: Materials Research Bulletin; Springer: Journal of Advanced Ceramics; Springer-Environmental Science and Pollution Research; Elsevier: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids; Elsevier: Environmental Chemical Engineering
  • M. R. Asabe – Referee/Expert Reviewer of Journal of Physics and Chemistry of solids; Journal of Alloyes and Coumpounds; Materials letters; Journal of Crystal Growth
  1. c) Editorial Boards – Nil
  2. d) Membership in Academic bodies – Board of Studies:
Name University Position Year
Dr. A.H. Manikshete

Principal

BOS Member 2011 onwards
Dr. Mrs. R.M. Ovhal Member of BC cell standing committee 2015 onwards
  1. Student Projects:
    1. Students who have done in-house projects including inter department / programme: 92%
    2. Students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e. in Research Laboratories / Industry / other agencies: 08%

 

 

 

  1. Awards received by faculty and students:
  • Dr. A. H. Manikshete: Ideal Teacher Award by Govt. of Maharashtra; Ideal Teacher Award by Lions Club, Solapur; Ideal Teacher Award by S.A.P.D.J Pathashala; Ideal Teacher Award by Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana
  • S. N. Battin – Shri B E Chanshetti Guruji Prathisthans Ideal Teachers Award; S.A.P.D.J.Employees Credit Co.op.Society’s – Sevabhavi Shikshak Puraskar; International Friendship Society’s-Shiksha Ratan Puraskar.
  • V.T. Vader – INSA-Summer Research Fellow-2015’ by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Indian National Academy of Sciences, New Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad; ‘Dadasaheb Potanis Award-2015’ for securing 1st rank in Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), Nashik in Diploma in Mass Communication & Journalism (D.MCJ); ‘Ideal Reader’ by Walchand College of Arts & Science, Solapur.
  1. List of eminent academicians / visitors to the department who delivered special

lectures

No. Year Name of the resource person Designation Topic
1. 2010-15

(Every Year)

Dr. Gulshan Relhan Scientist, BARC Mumbai Nuclear Chemistry
2. 2014-15 Dr. G. S. Rashinkar Assistant Prof.

Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Preparation on NET and SET
3. 2014-15 Dr.D.M.Pore Assistant Prof.

Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Organic Chemistry
4. 2014-15 Dr. P. K. Shrivastav Director, CDRI, Lucknow Drug designing and delivery system.
  1. Seminars / Conferences / Workshops organized and the source of funding
  2. State / National –
No. Funding Agency No. of seminars / workshop / conferences Level
1. UGC, WRO Pune

CSIR, New Delhi

01 National
2. WRIC- Mumbai. 01 State
  1. International –
No. Funding Agency No. of seminars/ workshop/ conferences
1. Partially funded by Solapur University and Self Supported 01

 

 

  1. Student Profile (Programme / Course wise)
Year Applications Received Selected Enrolled Pass Percentage
M F
B.Sc. I
2010-2011 122 122 39 83 55.37
2011-2012 137 137 53 84 50.00
2012-2013 157 157 51 106 81.13
2013-2014 141 141 60 81 76.98
2014-2015 119 119 30 89 88.03
B.Sc. II
2010-2011 64 64 18 46 50.72
2011-2012 76 76 22 54 63.29
2012-2013 87 87 34 53 87.17
2013-2014 100 100 25 75 88.77
2014-2015 82 82 29 53 87.80
B.Sc. III
2010-2011 26 26 11 15 52.00
2011-2012 30 30 11 19 89.65
2012-2013 34 34 09 25 79.41
2013-2014 42 42 16 26 83.72
2014-2015 60 60 17 43 73.77
M.Sc. I
2010-2011 21 21 14 07 76.19
2011-2012 24 24 13 11 79.16
2012-2013 25 25 09 16 100.00
2013-2014 21 21 06 15 95.23
2014-2015 28 28 10 18 89.28
M.Sc. II
2011-2012 16 16 11 05 93.75
2012-2013 19 19 09 10 100.00
2013-2014 27 27 10 17 66.66
2014-2015 20 20 06 14 95.00
  • M.Sc. Part-I Students allotted by admission committee of Solapur University, Solapur.
  1. Diversity of Students:
Name of the Course Percentage of students from the same state Percentage of students from other states Percentage of students from abroad
 B.Sc. 100% Nil Nil
M.Sc. 100% Nil Nil
  1. How many students have cleared National and State Competitive Examinations

such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil Services, Defense Services, etc.: Nil

  1. Student Progression:
Student Progression Against percentage enrolled
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
UG to PG 29% 40% 40% 54% 64%
PG to M.Phil/Ph.D.
Campus Selection 50% 36%
Other than campus recruitment
  1. Detail of Infrastructural Facilities
No. Infrastructure Available / Number
1. Library Available
2. Computer with internet facility Central facility
3. Class room with ICT Common
4. Laboratories Available
5. Staff room 02
  1. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university,

government or other agencies

Type of Scholarship 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Government Scholarship
SC Scholarship 15 17 24 21 19
BC (ST+NT+OBC+VJ) 58 78 110 111 117
SBC 47 50 48 52 45
  • Institution provides financial assistance to needy students through SAF and TS-SAF.
  1. Details on student enrichment programmes (Special lectures / Workshops /

Seminar) with external experts

No. Enrichment Programmes External Expert
1. P.G. seminar Dr. R. B. Bhosale

Dr. V.P. Ubale

Dr. A. A. Ghanwat

2. Industrial Visits
  • Vijay Patil,

Dudh Pandhari, Kolhapur

  • Mallikarjun Kamtam

R.B. Mills, Solapur

  • Vyankatesh Gundala,

Laxmi Resins, Solapur

  • Rajendra Kalani,

Gama Paints, Solapur

3. Paper Presentation Various National and International conferences
4. Special lectures Dr. Gulshan Relhan

Dr. D. M. Pore

  1. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning
  • Use of Information Technology;          Students Seminars; Project writing.
  1. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities
  • Worked as resource persons.
  • Participated in Blood donation camps organized in the college.
  • Participated in Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan.
  • Provides consultancy service in soil and water testing and instrumentation.

 

 

 

 

  1. SWOC Analysis of the department and future plans
STRENGTHS:

  1. Research Facility- Recognized Research Centre
  2. G.in Inorganic Chemistry
  3. Consultancy- a) Instrumentation facility, b) Soil water analysis
  4. Certificate course in Textile Chemistry
  5. Certificate course in Soil and Water testing
  6. Certificate course in advanced instrumentation
WEAKNESS:

  1. Strengthening of research work is required.
OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. Increase in Major/ Minor research projects
  2. Increase in consultancy services
  3. Collaborative activities
CHALLENGES:

  1. Most of the admitted students coming from weaker sections of the society
  2. Students with poor communication skills

 

FUTURE PLAN

  • Increase in Major/ Minor research projects
  • Increase in consultancy services
  • Increases in collaborative research programmes