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CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

Information

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Sr. no.

Year

Name of staff member

Title and Nature

Funding agency and other details

Referece No.

1

2010-2012

Dr. Madhuri Kulkarni

Synthesis of Naftifine Related Allylamine Antimycotics

UGC Minor (1,75,000)

47-792/09(WRO)

dt 17.08.2009

Completed

2

2012-2014

Dr.Sushma Katade

Determination of Bioactivity of some indigenous plant from Maharashtra

UGC Minor (1,70,000)

47-2044/11 (WRO)

22.0 2.2012

Completed


3

2009-2011

Dr. Madhuri Kulkarni

Synthesis and evaluation of antibacterial peptide deformylase inhibitors.

BCUD-UOP

(1.00,000)

Completed

Ongoing Projects

Sr. no.

Year

Name of staff member

Title and Nature

Funding agency and other details

Referece No.

1.

2015-2017

Dr.Sushma Katade

Synthesis and Characterization of Pyrazole Derivatives

BCUD-UOP

(1,90,000)

Ongoing

Research Publications

Research Publications 2011-16

  1. S.M.Chavan, N.V.Rathod, Madhuri S. Kulkarni ,A.B. Patil and D.D. Malkhede*Liquid liquid extraction of Cd2+ and its complexation study by p-t-butylthiacalyx. Research Journal of Chemical Sciences,Vol.6(4), 1-7, April 2016. ISSN2231-606X

  2. Madhuri S. Kulkarni , Revati Nagarkar, “A Convenient Synthesis of Exoderil” Environment Observer, Volume-13,201, 2013, ISSN 2322-5997.

  3. Dr. Madhuri Kulkarni , Mrs. Ketaki Saravate, Proceedings of “Advances in Chemical sciences with special referenc to Molecular Spectrroscopy, Material Science and Organic Electronics” .” Green synthesis of a novel derivative of 3,4-dihydropyrimidinones”, , Pages 24-25, 2014, ISBN No. 978-93-5196-222-9.

  4. Mukula S. Kulkarni, B. S. M. Rao, Redox chemistry of copper complexes of 6,7-dicyanodipyrido quinoxaline; Inorg. Chim. Acta.; 2010, 363 (8), 1813-1817, ISSN: 0020-1693 (Impact factor: 2.046).

  5. P Joshi, M Kulkarni, S Joag, Higher antioxidant activity in decoction than raw fruit parts of Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standley as determined by pulse radiolysis”, Free Radicals and Antioxidants 2013, 3 (1), 52-54, ISSN: 2231-2536 (Impact factor: 1.272).

  6. Sushma R. Katade, Usha Phalgune, R.D. Wakharkar and Nirmala Deshpande, Isolation and Characterization of co-steroid from S. guttata”, Environment Observer, 229 Vol.13, Oct.2013. ISSN 2322-5997.

  7. Dr. Sushma Katade and Dr. Pushpa Pawar, Bioefficacy of himalayan Doop as a mosquito repellent, ISBN-978-81-98564-2-1, 102, 2016.

  8. N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, “Activation energy for diffusion of Fe3+ ions in agar gel medium containing Fe2(SO4)3”, Environment Observer, 13, 99-100, 2013,ISSN 2322-5997.

  9. K Joshi, K Selvaraj, N Rathod, D Malkhede, A DFT based study on complexation behavior of hexasulphonatocalix (6) arenes with Zr (IV) and Th (IV) metals, Proceedings of the DAE-BRNS fourth interdisciplinary symposium on materials, 2012.

  10. A.Rao, N.V Rathod, D.D Malkhede, VV Raut, KL Ramakumar, Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of uranium from acidic medium employing calixarenes, Separation Science and Technology 48 (4), 644-651, 2013.

  11. NV Rathod, A Rao, P Kumar, KL Ramakumar, DD Malkhede,“ Complexation with calixarenes and efficient supercritical CO2 extraction of Pb (ii) from acidic medium”, New Journal of Chemistry 38 (11), 5331-5340,2014.

  12. S Gawhale, A Jadhav, N.V.Rathod, D Malkhede, G Chaudhari; “Inclusion complex formation of ternary system: Fluoroscein-p-sulfonato calix [4] arene-Cu2+ by cooperative binding”; Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Bio-molecular Spectroscopy 148, 382-388, 2015 (impact factor-2.2).

  13. NV Rathod, A Rao, P Kumar, KL Ramakumar, DD Malkhede, “ Studies on complexation and supercritical fluid extraction of Cd2+ with calixarenes, Ind.Eng.Chem.Res, ACS,54,3933-3941,2015.

  14. Joice Thomas, Jubi John, Nikita Parekh, Wim Dehaen, “A metal free 3-component reaction for the region-selective synthesis of 1,4,5-trisubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles”; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed 38, 2014, (impact factor = 11.26).

  15. Nikita Parekh, Joice ThomasJubi JohnRadhika KusurkarWim M. De Borggraeve, and Wim Dehaen* “Synthetic Protocol toward Fused Pyrazolone Derivatives via a Michael Addition and Reductive Ring Closing Strategy”; J. Org. Chem 2014, 79 (11), 5338-5344,(impact factor = 4.721).

  16. Jubi John, Joice Thomas, Nikita Parekh and Wim Dehaen*, “Tandem Organocatalyzed Knoevenagel Condensation/1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition towards Highly Functionalized Fused 1,2,3 Triazoles”; European J.Org.Chem. Volume 2015, Issue 22,  4922–4930, 2015, (impact factor =3.065).

  17. Cu–ZnOnanocrystallites by aqueous thermolysis method Thermal and vibrational study Supriya N. Rishikeshi, Satyawati Joshi J Therm Anal Calorim.,2012, 109, 1473–1479

  18. Chain length dependence of polyol synthesis of zinc ferrite nanoparticles ; Why is diethylene glycol so differenct? Supriya N. Rishikeshi, Satyavati Joshi, Mayur Temgire,
    Jayesh Bellare; Dalton Trans, 2013,42, 54300-54308

Linkage Collaboration

Linkages with

  • Agharkar Research Institute, Pune
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
  • Fergusson college, Pune
  • National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • National Centre for Free Radical Research, Pune
  • S.P. College, Pune
  • University of Pune



Consultancy

Placement

PLACEMENT IF APPLICABLE

Name of the Coordinator : Dr. Mukula S. Kulkarni
One or two line about placement cell :

We guide our students in the development of their soft skills. This year our first M. Sc. batch was out. Our department had arranged campus interviews of Pharmaceutical companies like Innova Synth., Deepak Nitrite and Serum Institute. There was 100 % placement of the students.

Two students have joined for Ph. D.


Department of Chemistry is the oldest science department in our college established in 1993. Taking into the consideration the growing interest of the subject, we have started M.Sc. Organic Chemistry course since the academic year 2006-07. The objective of the department is not only to enrich students academically, but also in their all round development.

PLACEMENT TEAM

1) Dr Madhuri S. Kulkarni (Head of the department)

2) Dr Mukula S. Joshi

3) Mrs Revati Nagarkar

SELECTED STUDENTS

Academic year 2011-12

Sr no

Name of the student

Name of the organisation

1

Madhukar Said

Jubiliant Chemsys, Noida

2

Phakkad Wadhavane

Jubiliant Chemsys, Noida

3

Pankaj Chaudhari

Jubiliant Chemsys, Noida

4

Pravin Ravade

Jubiliant Chemsys, Noida

5

Pruthviraj Barangule

Jubiliant Chemsys, Noida

6

Prashant Said

Jubiliant Chemsys, Noida

7

Phanase Vikram

Evolvus, Pune

8

Varshali Magar

Evolvus, Pune

 

Academic year 2012-13

Sr no

Name of the student

Name of the organisation

1

Pramod Ugale

Galaxy Surfactants, Tarapur, Mumbai

2

Mahesh Kutwal

. Galaxy Surfactants, Tarapur, Mumbai

3

Govinda Mali

e solve technologies, Pune

4

Preeti Tarkase

e solve technologies, Pune

5

Khaire Chetan

Forensic Science, Nagpur

6

Prakash Narasale

Praj Industries, Pune

7

Suyog Chavan

Sun Pharma, Ahmednagar

8

Rohit Ghadage

Innovasynth Khopoli

9

Pradeep Pandey

Lupin Pharma, Pune

10

Snehal Chaskar

NCL, project asst.

 

Academic year 2013-14

Sr no

Name of the student

Name of the organisation

1

Sonam Sahane

e solve knowledge,

2

Pooja Raheja

Amcor Rigid Plastics, Pune

3

Harshada Pawar

Amcor Rigid Plastics, Pune

4

Rohit Ghadge

Innovassynth, Khopoli.

5

Prakash Narsale

Praj Industries, Pune.

6

Suyog Chavan

Sun Pharma Pune.

7

Chetan Khaire

Forensic Sciences, Nagpur.

8

Preeti tarkase

e solve knowledge, Pune

9

Govinda Mali

e solve knowledge, Pune

10

Pradeep Pandey

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Pune

11

Mahesh Kutwal

Galaxy Surfactants, Tarapur.

12

Ashpak Shaikh

Alkyl Amine, Kurkumbh

Alumni

Infrastructure

Support Staff

Activities

Guest lectures by eminent Professors and Scientists

  • Prof. R. S. Mali, Ex vice Chancellor, Noth Maharashtra University
  • Prof. M. S. Wadia, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, University of Pune
  • Dr. Anup Ranade, I. P., Nycomid Pharma, Mumbai
  • Dr. Vedavati Puranik, Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • Dr. Pathare, Dr. Gijare, (Career guidance)

The Department of Chemistry sends M. Sc. students for the summer project at many esteemed research institutes such as Bhabha     Atomic Research Centre, National Chemical Laboratory, HEMRL and also to some industries like Deepak Nitrite, Glaxo, RCF etc.

Every year poster and project competition for students is arranged.

Science exhibition is arranged every year for B.Sc. and M. Sc. Students.

Industrial visits in order to develop a practical approach in students.

Visits to National Chemical Laboratory and University of Pune

Seminars are arranged for M. Sc. students in order to develop their presentation skill.

Students also handle variety of Chemistry related softwares such as Chemwind, ISIS draw, Chemdraw and Origin.

Students Alumni Association is celebrated every year on December 31. It is a very prestigious function of our department where all present and past students meet and share their feelings.

 Chemiad coaching for F. Y. B. Sc. General and Biotechnology students. Every year our students get rank in Chemiad- a university level competition.

Remedial coaching is given to students as per the need.


Salient features

  • Qualified, experienced and dynamic staff
  • Well equipped laboratories
  • Healthy student-teacher interaction
  • Student projects at esteemed research organizations and industries
  • Departmental library
  • Special efforts for placements

Activities

  • Science exhibition
  • Chemquiz
  • Study tours
  • Chemiad guidance
  • Students’ seminars
  • Alumni

Activities

Our students appeared for the campus interviews in various companies. The students are placed mainly in the following companies

  • Innova Synth.,
  • Deepak Nitrite Pvt Ltd
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals
  • Prabhat Group of Industries
  • Morde Foods, Manchar
  • GVK Biosciences, Hyderabad

In addition to this, two students have joined for Ph. D.


Guest Lectures

  • Prof. R. S. Mali, Ex vice Chancellor, Noth Maharashtra University
  • Prof. M. S. Wadia, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, University of Pune
  • Dr. Anup Ranade, I. P., Nycomid Pharma, Mumbai
  • Dr. Vedavati Puranik, Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • Prof. Dr. B.S.M. Rao, Raja Ramanna Fellow, National Centre for Free Radical Research, Pune

Our shining stars (Students' achievements

  • Best student Trophy 2006 : Mr. Sushrut Bhanushali
  • Best class award T.Y.B .Sc.(Chemistry):  2005 and 2007
  • T.R. Ingale best poster award in inter college competition –Mr. Shekhar Shinde
  • Award in inter college Lecture competition – Ms. Kanchan Gore
  • Best poster award in national seminar – Shailesh kate and mahendra lahote
  • Leela Poonawala Foundation fellowship – Ms. Siddhida Deo, Ms. Swati Dhapte
  • Inter college quiz competition conducted by ISSER: Padmini Pillai,

Our students appeared for campus interviews in following companies. The students have placed  mainly in the following companies

  • Innova Synth.,
  • Deepak Nitrite Pvt Ltd
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals
  • Prabhat Group of Industries
  • Morde Foods, Manchar
  • GVK Biosciences, Hyderabad
In addition to this, two students have joined for Ph. D.

Chemistry Department 2012-13

 

Chemistry Department 2013-14

Chemistry Department Activities of year 2014-15

 

Teaching Staff Information : Chemisry Faculty

Name : Dr. Madhuri S. Kulkarni
Designation : Assistant professor, Head of the Department
Academic Background : M. Sc. (Organic Chemistry), NET, Ph. D.(OrganicChemistry)
Experience :Teaching: 17 years (UG and PG)    Research: 17 years
Area of interest : Synthetic Chemistry.
Awards and Fellowships :
  • National Merit Scholarship for 5 years
  • Recipient of CSIR-UGC JRF-SRF for 5 years
Projects Completed

3

1. 2009-2011

Synthesis and evaluation of antibacterial peptide deformylase inhibitors.

BCUD-UOP funded (Rs.1.00,000)

1

2. 2010-2012

Synthesis of Naftifine Related Allylamine Antimycotics

UGC funded Minor (Rs.1,75,000)

 

Research Publications :
  • M.N. Kanvinde, S.A.Kulkarni, M.V.Paradkar; Mild and efficient conversion of 2,2-dimethylchromans into chromanones using can: syntheis of graveolones; Synthetic Communications, 1990, 20(21), 3559-3264

  • M.S. Kulkarni, R.M.Kelkar, M.V.Paradkar; Unusal behaviour of DEBM: Convenient synthesis of 2-aryl-3(2H)-benzofuranones, 1993, 23 (7), 961.

  • M.S Kulkarni, S.A.Kulkarni, H.M. Godbole, M.V. Paradkar; Synthesis of naturally occurring 6-Acyl-7-methoxy coumarins, J. Chem. Research (S) , 1995, 262-263.

  • M.V.Paradkar,M.S.Kulkarni,S.A.Kulkarni,H.M. Godbole, Efficient preparation of 4-Substituted-6-Acyl-7-Methoxycoumarins; Organic Preparations and Proceeding Internationals BRIEFS,1996, 28 (3), 264-267.

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Conferences: :
  • Presented paper “A Convenient Synthesis of Exoderil” at National Conference on Frontiers in Physical Chemical and Biological Sciences at Department of Chemistry University of Pune during 4-6 Oct 2013

  • Participation in National Seminar on “Recent trends in Chemical and Material Science” “Global challenges-The role of chemistry in giving their solutions, at Y. M. College, Pune on 12 -13 January 2013.

  • Coordinator of Workshop on “NET-SET Guidance” on February 22-24th, 2013. Convener of National Seminar on “Newer Trends in Chemical Research and Writing of Scientific Research Papers” on Feb 2-4th, 2012.

  • Participation in “CRSI zonal meeting in May 13-14 2011,Chemical education programme.”,at NCL, Pune-08 Published a paper in National Seminar on “Advances in Chemical sciences with special referenc to Molecular Spectroscopy, Material Science and Organic Electronics”, at Fergusson College, Pune on 19 -20 December 2014.

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Workshops: :
  • Coordinator of National Seminar(2-4 feb 2012) and 4 NET and SET guidance workshops

  • Attended international training programme on “Leadership and Career Development for Women Scientists and Technologists” held during 8th September-12th September 2014 at Bengaluru.

  • Coordinator of S.Y.B.Sc. Syllabus Restructure workshop at Modern College Ganeshkhind, Pune on September 28th 2013.

  • Coordinator of two day workshop on “Developing Technical Skills for Placement” in Feb 2014

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Name : Mr. Dnyaneshwar Manohar Thakar
Designation :Assistant professor
Academic Background :
  • NET/SET;   CSIR-UGC NET held on DECEMBER 1999
  • M.Sc.(INORGANIC CHEMISTRY) ;  (University of Pune,Department of Chemistry), (1999)
  • B.Sc.(CHEMISTRY) ;  (University of Pune), (1997)
Experience :Teaching : 12 years     Industrial :02 years 
Awards and Fellowships :
  • Independently got "Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary" VIDNYAN DRUSHTI [SCIENTIFIC TEMPER] award and CHILD SCIENTIST medal by ALL INDIA RADIO in 1989.
 
Name : Mrs. Anuradha Bhamidi
Designation :Assistant professor
Academic Background
  • M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), Pune University, 2002.
  • UGC NET (LS) - Dec 2001, Dec 2002.
  • B.Ed. (Chemistry & Biology), Sri Sathya Sai University, 1999.
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry), Pune University, 1998.
  • ADCSA (Computer), TMC, Mumbai, 1997.
Experience : Teaching: 12 years
Industrial: 1.5 year
Awards and Achievements
  • NCL Scholarship for M.Sc., 2001 & 2002.
  • Passed Lower Diploma Course in Sanskrit, May 2016.
  • Award winner of AIR Science Quiz.
  • Prizes in Drawing and Painting Competition.
Conferences and Seminars
  • Participated in National Level Teaching Competition on ‘Innovative Models for Effective Teaching’, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Feb 2016.
  • Participated National Conference on ‘Yoga for Sports, Education & Fitness’, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Jun 2015.
  • Participated in National Seminar on ‘Newer Trends in Chemical Research and Writing of Scientific Research Papers’, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce,Ganeshkhind, Pune, Feb 2012.
  • Attended International Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Chemistry’, University of Pune, Jan 2010.
Workshops
  • Attended workshop on ‘Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning’, at Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, Jan 2016.
  • Participated in workshop on ‘Scientific Writing for Teachers’, at Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Feb 2015.
  • Participated in workshop on ‘Revision of Syllabi of T.Y.B.Sc. Chemistry’, at Dr. A.B. Telang Senior College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune, Jan 2015.
  • Participated in workshop on ‘NET and SET Examination’, at Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Feb 2013.

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Email: anuradha.bhamidi@moderncollegegk.org
anu.bhamidi@gmail.com
Name : Dr Mukula S. Joshi
Designation :Assistant professor
Academic Background :
  • Ph.D. ; University of Pune, 2006
  • B.Ed.(Science and Mathematics) ; University of Pune, 2000
  • M.Sc.(Physical Chemistry) ; University of Pune, 1999
  • B.Sc.(Chemistry) ; University of Pune, 1997
Experience :
  • Teaching : 10 years    Research: 15 years
  • Founder coordinator of the placement cell -Chemistry
Area of interest :free radical chemistry, solar energy, synthetic chemistry
Awards and Fellowships :
  • Worked as a Guest Scientist at Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin(Germany)
  • BRNS-DAE fellowship for Ph.D.
  • Awards in many international conferences
  • Chemiad rank holder
  • 'Vidnyan Drishti' award by the Department of Science and Technology at school level
Projects :
  • Guided for M.Sc. students in collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
  • Participated in a project in collaboration with Modern College Shivajinagar, Pune and National Centre for Free Radical Research, Pune
Research Publications:
  • P Joshi, M Kulkarni, S Joag Higher antioxidant activity in decoction than raw fruit parts of Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standley as determined by pulse radiolysis; Free Radicals and Antioxidants 2013, 3 (1), 52-54 (ISSN: 2231-2536 Impact factor: 1.272)

  • Mukula S. Kulkarni, B. S. M. Rao; Redox chemistry of copper complexes of 6,7-dicyanodipyrido quinoxaline; Inorg. Chim. Acta.; 2010, 363 (8), 1813-1817 (ISSN: 0020-1693 Impact factor: 2.046)

  • Mukula S. Kulkarni, A. S. Kumbhar, H. Mohan and B. S. M. Rao. Synthesis, characterization and redox chemistry of Ru(II) complexes of  N-methyl pyridyl quinoxaline; Dalton Transactions; 2009, 6185-6191.   Citation index:- ISSN: 1477-9226 (SCI) Impact factor:- 3.2

  • Yadav P., Mukula S. Kulkarni, M. B. Shirshonkar and B. S. M. Rao. Pulse Radiolysis: Pune University LINAC Facility; Current Science; 2007, 92(5), 599.  Citation index:- ISSN: 0011-3891 (SCIE)   Impact factor: 0.567

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Conferences:

Posters

    • Synthesis, characterisation and pulse radiolysis study of Cu(II) polypyridyl complexes Mukula S. Kulkarni, B.S.M. Rao; 3rd Asia Pacific Symposim on Radiation Chemistry and 10th Biennial Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry; Lonavla (Maharashtra) India; September 14-17, 2010; poster no RC-064 (selected as the best poster)

    • Mukula S. Kulkarni; International conference  on Emerging Trends in Chemistry held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune; January 5-7, 2010

    • Study of antioxidant activity of Langeria Siceraria (Bottle gourd) ; Mukula S. Kulkarni, Sushama S. Joag, Padmashree R. Dekhane, B.S.M. Rao; National Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry, Kumaun University, Nainital (Uttarakhant), India; March 12-14, 2009; RC-5

    • Radiation Chemical oxidation of Ag+; Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemsitry; Mukula S. Kulkarni, E. Janata; YASHADA Pune, January 7-11, 2008; RC-37

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Invited talk:

  • Uses of Computer in Chemistry; Summer Training Programme on Analytical Techniques, conducted under DBT Star College scheme, Government of India held at Modern college of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune ; June 22-25, 2015

  • Guidance for Physical chemistry study for NET/SET workshop held at Modern college of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune ; March 10-12, 2015

  • Redox Chemistry of Cu(II) 6, 7 dicaynodipyrido quinoxaline International Conference on Recent developments in Chemistry held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune; February 14-15, 2007

Workshops:
  • National workshop on Sensitization and empowerment of women teachers/researchers/ scientists for their S&T endeavors organized by National academy of sciences, India held at Department of Chemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University; September 25, 2015

  • Workshop on Revision of T.Y.B.Sc. Syllabus held at A.R.Telang College Nigdi, Pune; January 8, 2015

  • Workshop on Revision of M.Sc. Syllabus held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune; December 24, 2007

  • Workshop on Radiation and Photochemistry held at Homi Bhabha Science Centre for Science Education; January 5-7, 2004

Name : Dr. Sushama R. Katade
Designation :Assistant professor
Academic Background :
  • Ph.D. ; (Pune Univesity), (2007)
  • NET/SET; (year)
  • M.Sc.(Organic Chemistry) ; (Amnaravati university), (1994)
  • B.Sc.(Maths, Physics ,Chemistry) ; (Amaravati university), (1992)
  • (B.Ed.) ; (Amaravati university), (1995)
  • PGDIAC: ( B. V. Bhide Foundation, S. P. Collge, Pune.) (1999)
Experience :
  • Teaching : 11 years
  • Research: 9 years
Area of interest : Natural Product chemistry, synthetic chemistry, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur heterocyclic compounds
Awards and Fellowships
  • Awarded certificate of Achievement on successfully facilitating Rio=20 India Certification Programm as In the role of Co-ordinator, Modern College of A.S. C. organized by United Nation Conference on Sustainable Development.

  • Research paper selected for S. R. Yadav award at international seminar held at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune on “XVI Annual Conference of IAAT & International Seminar on Present Trends and Future Prospects of Angiosperm Taxonomy” held at MACS-Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India on Oct 4-6, 2006.

  • Best teacher award in 1998 at Ekalavya Shikshan Sanatha’s Polytechnique College, Pune.

  • Recognize as a Post Graduate Teacher, M.Phil. Guide and Ph.D. Guide of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

Projects Completed :

Title: Determination of Bioactivity of some indigenous plants from Maharastra.

Funding agency: University Grand Commission

Year and Amount: 2012-14, 1,70000/-

Collaboration if any, duration: National Chemical Laboratory

Ongoing Projects :

Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Pyrazole Derivatives.

Funding agency: BCUD

Year and Amount: 2016-18, 1,90000/-

Research Publications :
    1. Sushma R. Katade, Pushpa Pawar , “of the National Conference on Faunal Diversity: Assessment and Conservation, 2016, pg.102-105, ISBN: 978-81-928564-2-1.

    2. Sushma R. Katade, Usha Phalgune, R.D. Wakharkar and Nirmala Deshpande, “Isolation and Characterization of co-steroid from S. guttata”, Proceding of Natioanl Conference on Frontiers in Physical, Chemical and Biological Sciences” published in Environment observer, vol.13, oct.2013. ISSN 2322-5997.

    3. Katade Sushama, A. B. Misar, A. M. Mujumdar, U.D. Phalgune, R. D. Wakharkar & N. R. Deshpande. CNS depressant activity of ethanol extract of Sterculia guttata in mice. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2009, July-August, 445-447.

    4. Katade Sushama, Usha Phalgune, S. Biswas, R. D. wakharkar & N. R. Deshpande. Microwave studies on synthesis of biologically active chalcone derivatives. Indian Journal of Chemistry, 2008, 47B,.927-931. Citation index:- ISSN: 0376-4699 (Science Citation Index) Impact factor: 0.346

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Conferences :
  1. Paper presented in “International Conference on Innovations in Teaching,Learning and Evaluation in Higher Education” held at Department of Chemistry, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commence College, on 29th& 30th Jan. 2016.

  2. Paper presented on Synthesis of Pyrazole derivatives, on 27th September, 2014, at Awishkar–2014, research festival, held at Abasaheb Garaware College, Pune.

  3. Paper presented on “Chemical Composition of seed of S. guttata”, National Conferenece on Exploring Medicinal Plant organized by Dept. of botany, Uni. Of pune during 13-14 Feb. 2013.

  4. Paper Presented on “Isolation of steroidal glycoside from s. guttata”, on 2nd International Conference “Trends In Chemicals Sciences Going Beyond frontier”, organized by Indian Council of Chemists At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 10th-12th June, 2012.

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Workshops/Seminar: :
  1. Participated in the competition on “Innovative Models for Effective Teaching” held at Department of Chemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University, on 28th Feb. 2016.

  2. Participated in One day Workshop on “Scientific Writing for Teachers” conducted by Modern College of A.S.C., Ganeshkhind, Pune-16, on 21st Feb. 2015.

  3. Participated as Co-ordinator on Workshop on “NET and SET Examination” organized by Dept. of Chemistry, Modern College of ASC, Ganeshkhind, Pune-16. On 9th -11th March 2015.

  4. Attended the :Syllabus Restucuring workshop in Chemistry” held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune, on 10th April 2014.

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Training Programme :
  1. Completed General Orientation Programme conducted at UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Pune, during 2nd to 29th Dec. 2012.

  2. Completed Refresher course in Chemistry conducted Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, during 1nd to 21th Dec. 2014.

  3. International Training on Leadership & Career Development for Women Science & Technologists organized by Govt of India DST, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum COACh USA on Sept. 8-12, 2014,

  4. Women Scientist Training Programme on “Biodiversity Conservation” Program organized by DST-WII Deharadun India on 18-22 Feb 2013,

Email : rkatade@hotmail.com
Name :Dr. Mohini Kute
Designation : Assistant professor
Academic Background :

Ph.D; (Pune University), (2009)

M.Sc.(Physical Chemistry) ; (Pune University), (2002)

B.Sc.(Chemistry) ; (Pune University), (2000)


Experience : Teaching: 10 yrs
Research: 10 yrs
Area of interest : Nuclear chemistry, Radio-analytical Chemistry, Water analysis
Awards and Fellowships :
  • Recipient of Young Scientist award at conference organized by Indian council of Chemists, 2009.

  • Received a best Oral Presentation award at the national conference organized by Department of chemistry, University of Pune, 2013.

Research Publications :
  1. Effect of concentration of electrolyte on the activation energy for diffusion of chromium sulphate in agar gel medium, Rajurkar, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, Proceedings of DAE-BRNS, Nuclear and Radiochemistry Symposium (NUCAR 2007); Vadodara, 2007, 14-17 Feb.

  2. Diffusion of potassium dichromate in agar gel medium, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, J.Ind.Council.Chem., (2008) 24, 94-97.

  3. Study of obstruction effect and activation energy for tracer diffusion of chromium ions in agar gel containing transition metal Sulphates, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, J. Molecular liquids, (2008) 142, 6-9.( ISSN No.0167-7322, impact factor 1.188)

  4. Applicability of transition state theory to diffusion of Cr3+ ions in agar gel medium containing CoSO4 electrolyte solution, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, Asian J.Chem. and Environ. Research, (2009) 2, 10-12. (ISSN number 0974-3049, impact factor 0.039)

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Conferences :
  1. Activation energy for diffusion of Fe3+ ions in agar gel medium containing Fe2(SO4)3, Best Oral Presentation Award at National Conference on Frontiers in Physical Chemical and Biological Sciences at Department of Chemistry University of Pune during 4-6 Oct 2013.

  2. Determination of Activation Energy for the Diffusion of Fe3+ Ions in Agar Gel Medium Containing Zinc Sulfate, poster presentation in the 31st National Conference organized by the Indian Council of Chemists, to be held at University of Rajkot, Gujarat during 26-28th December 2012.

  3. Determination of activation energy for diffusion of Fe3+ ions in agar gel medium containing various transition metal sulphates, poster presentation in International conference “Global challenges-The role of chemistry in giving their solutions, Bangkok 11 -15 June 2011.

  4. Studies on obstruction effect and activation energy for electrolyte diffusion of ferric sulphate in agar gel medium, oral presentation in “29th Annual Conference of Indian Council of Chemists” on 19th-21st December, 2010 held at department of Chemistry, Punjab University, Chandigarh.

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Workshops :
  1. Delivered a lecture in a three day workshop for S.Y.B.Sc students conducted on “Analytical techniques “by Department of Chemistry, Modern College, Ganeshkhind in June 2015
  2. Attended two day International workshop at IISER on “Education in Chemistry” in Dec 2014.
  3. Attended two day workshop on “Technical Skill Development” at Modern College Ganeshkhind in Jan 2014.
  4. Attended two day workshop on NET-SET guidance at Modern College in Feb 2015, Feb 2013 and Feb 2012.

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Email : mohini.kute@moderncollegegk.org
mohini1097@gmail.com
Name : Ketaki Saravate
Designation : Assistant professor
Academic Background : NET : June 2009
SET : December 2008
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry; Pune University, 2008
B.Sc. Chemistry; Pune University, 2006
Experience : Teaching: 7 years of teaching experience for under graduates and post graduate Students.
Research:. 6years of research experience in organic synthesis field
Area of interest : Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Publications :
  • Madhuri.S.Kulkarni and Ketaki Saravate ‘Green Synthesis of a novel derivative of 3,4-dihydro-pyrimidinones ‘Proceedings of National conference on Advances in Chemical Sciences with special reference to Mol.Spectorscopy, Material Science and organic electronics, Pg. 24, 2014 ISBN No. 978-93-5196-222-9
Workshops/ Conferences/ Seminars:
  • Presented paper at International conference on FESEM held at B.R.Gholap during 10-12 March 2016
  • Published a paper in National Seminar on “Advances in Chemical sciences with special reference to Molecular Spectroscopy, Material Science and Organic Electronics”, at Fergusson College, Pune on 19 -20 December 2014
  • Participated in Workshop on “NET-SET Guidance” on March 9th to 11th, 2015 at Modern College, Ganeshkhind,Pune-53
  • Paper presentation in 30th Annual National Conference of Indian Council of Chemists on 28-30th December, 2011 held at department of Chemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

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Email : ketaki.saravate@moderncollegegk.org
saravate.ketaki@gmail.com
Name :Ms. Revati R. Kulkarni
Designation :Assistant professor
Qualification :M. Sc. (Organic Chemistry), SET, NET.
Area of interest :synthetic chemistry
Acheivements
  • ACORIS(HIKAL) merit based fellowship for M.Sc.
  • Guidance for projects to postgraduate students.
  • Attended national conference on medicinal chemistry
Experience : Teaching: 07 years of teaching experience for under graduates and post graduate Students.
Research:. Synthetic Chemistry
Workshops/ Conferences/ Seminars:
  • Participated in one day Seminar on Emerging trends in Material sciences held on 18th Oct 2011 at Department of Chemistry, S. P. College, Pune.
  • Participated in National Seminar on “Newer Trends in Chemical Research and Writing of Scientific Research Papers” on Feb 2-4th, 2012, Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune-53.
  • Participated in Workshop on “NET-SET Guidance” on March 2-4th, 2012, at Modern College, Ganeshkhind,Pune-53
  • Paper presentation in National Conference on “Recent trends in Chemical and Material Science” held at Y.M. College, BVP, Pune on 12-13 January, 2013

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Publications :
  • Madhuri.S.Kulkarni , Revati Nagarkar “ A Convenient Synthesis of Exoderil” Environment Observer, 201, 2013, ISSN 2322-5997 Volume-13 .
Email : revati.kulkarni@moderncollegegk.org
kul.revati@yahoo.com
Name :Gayatri. S. Shrotriya
Designation :Assistant Professor
Academic Background: :
  • NET/SET; December 2009
  • M.Sc. Organic Chemistry; Pune University, 2002
  • B.Sc.Chemistry; Pune University, 2000
  • (Any other); Received Ph.D in Astrology.
Experience :
  • Teaching: 13 years of teaching experience for under graduates and post graduate Students.
  • Research: One year in area of Natural Product Isolation.
Area of Interest :Natural Product and Synthetic Chemistry
Workshops :
  1. Delivered a lecture in a three day workshop for S.Y.B.Sc students conducted on “Analytical techniques “by Department of Chemistry, Modern College, Ganeshkhind in June 2015.
  2. Delivered a lecture in workshop for non-teaching staff under star DBT conducted by Department of Electrobics,Modern College,Ganeshkhind on “Safety in Chemical Laboratory” in June 2015.
  3. Attended one day workshop on Microwave assisted reactions in S.P.College,Pune in Nov 2015.
  4. Attended two day International workshop at IISER on “Education in Chemistry” in Dec 2014.

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Email : gayatri.shrotriya@moderncollegegk.org
gbulakh@gmail.com
Name : Sampada Sanjay Sonawane
Designation : Assistant Professor
Academic Background :
  • NET/SET; (December- 2012)
  • M.Sc.Organic Chemistry ; Pune University, 2011
  • B.Sc.Chemistry; Pune University, 2009
Experience : Teaching : 4.0 years of teaching experience for under graduates and post graduate students.
Area of interest : Teaching
Workshops :
  1. Attended two day workshop on NET-SET guidance at Modern College in Feb 2016, Feb 2015.
  2. Attended one day workshop on Microwave assisted reactions in S.P.College,Pune in Nov 2015.
  3. Attended three days workshop on bridging the learning gap in chemistry from concept to application in S.P. College from 1st October to 3rd October 2016
Name : Dr. Supriya Nikhil Rishikeshi
Designation : Assistant Professor
Academic Background :
  • Ph. D. University of Pune, 2013 (Nanomaterials)
  • M.Sc. (Analytical Chemistry), Garware College, University of Pune 2003
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry), Garware College, University of Pune 2001
Experience :
  • Teaching: 3 years (UG and PG)
  • Research: 6 Years
Area of interest : Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Water Splitting, Sensing, Photocatalysis, Magnetism
Awards and Fellowships: :
  • ISRO –UGC Fellowship for JRF-SRF for 5 years during Ph.D

  • CNQS (Center For Nanomaterials and Quantum Studies) Fellowship

  • NCL-N-MITLY Project Research Associate for 6 months

Research Publications :
  1. Cu–ZnOnanocrystallites by aqueous thermolysis method Thermal and vibrational study Supriya N. Rishikeshi, Satyawati Joshi J Therm Anal Calorim.,2012, 109, 1473–1479
  2. Chain length dependence of polyol synthesis of zinc ferrite nanoparticles: Why is Diethyelene glycol so different? Supriya N. Rishikeshi, Satyawati Joshi, MayurTemgire, JayeshBellare Dalton Transactions Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 54300-5438
Conferences/ Seminars/ Symposium :
  1. “Polyol Mediated Synthesis of Zinc Ferrite Nanophotocatalyst and Studies on Structural and Thermal Properties” Satyawati Joshi, Supriya N. Rishikeshi, IUMRS-ICEM, August 22 2010, Seoul Korea
  2. "Studies on Zinc Ferrite nanoparticles” Supriya N. Rishikeshi, Satyawati S. Joshi, Recent trends in Chemistry, 13th March 2009, Pune
  3. "Synthesis and Characterization of Copper Chromite Nanoparticles” Supriya N. Rishikeshi, Satyawati S. Joshi, 2nd International symposium on advanced materials and polymers for aerospace and defence applications (SAMPADA-2008) 8th to 12th Dec. 2008, Pune
  4. “Synthesis of Nanocrystallites of Copper Doped Zinc Oxide by Aqueous Thermolysis Method using Glycine” Supriya N. Rishikeshi, PrajaktaPatil, Satyawati Joshi, Recent Advances in Nano science (RANS) 23rd and 24th of Feb 2008, Osmanabad

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Name : Dr. Ritu Mamgain
Designation : Assistant Professor
Academic Background :
  • Ph. D. (Organic Chemistry) Delhi University 2009,
  • M. Sc. (Organic Chemistry) 2002.
Experience :
  • Teaching: 3 years (Under graduate)
  • Research: 8 years
Area of interest : Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
Publications :
  • Himanshu Atheaya, Shabana I. Khan, Ritu Mamgain and Diwan S. Rawat, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2008), 18, 1446-1449. Synthesis, thermal stability, antimalarial activity of symmetrically and asymmetrically substituted tetraoxanes.

  • Ram Singh, M. Sharma, Ritu Mamgain and Diwan S .Rawat, J. Braz. Chem. Soc. (2008), 19, 357-379. Ionic liquids: A versatile medium for Palladium-catalyzed reactions.

  • Ritu Mamgain, Ram Singh, D. S .Rawat, J., Heterocycl. Chem. (2009), 46, 69 -73 .DBU–catalyzed three- component one pot synthesis of highly functionalized pyridines in aqueous ethanol.

  • Nitin Kumar, ShabanaI .Khan, Himanshu Atheaya, Ritu Mamgain, and Diwan S. Rawat, Eur. J. Med Chem (2011), 46 (7), 2816-27. Synthesis and in vitro antimalarial activity of tetraoxane-amine /amide Conjugates.

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Conferences/Workshops :
  • 2015, sept 25: National Workshop on Sensitization and Technological Empowerment of Women Teacher/ Researcher/ Scientists/ for Their S & T Endeavours, The National Academy of Sciences, India- Pune Chapter

  • 2011, June 4 -5: National Seminar on Advances in Natural Products Chemistry and Sustainable Development, Department of Chemistry and Environment,Graphic Era University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

  • 2007, Nov 26-27: National Seminar on Green Chemistry and Natural Products, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.

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Name : Varsha Tukaram Kand
Educational Qualification : M.Sc Inorganic Chemistry
Achievements :
  1. Malhotra Weikfield Foundation Fellowship.
  2. Participation in national level seminar on Prospects and opportunities in chemical science 2015.
  3. Participation in state level seminar on Chemistry for Society 2012.
  4. Participation in Avishkar competition 2011.
Email : varshakand7@gmail.com

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