Department of Chemistry

The faculty of Science started from June 1982. Chemistry was the only subject taught at graduate level up to 1987. Initially there were only three teachers and 19 students in the Department. Particularly thisarea is sugarcane producing rural area. There are five co-operativesugar factories in Malshiras Taluka. There was need of Chemistrygraduates. At that time there was scarcity of science graduates. At thebeginning there was only one laboratory including store, balance roomand few equipments. Now there are two laboratories with dimensions of 20’x 50’ and 20’x 25’ and one additional balance room cum staff roomof dimensions 20’x25’.All the instruments and equipments are available as per requirements of the students.

Dr. M.A. Anuse was the Head of the Department up to July 1993. He left this institution and joined as lecturer in Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Since July 1993, Dr.L.V.Nimbalkar was shouldering this responsibility upto November 2019. He retired on 30th November. Then Dr. R.K. Patil worked as Head of the Department. He retired on 31st May 2020. Dr.G.B.Kolekar has completed Minor Research Project on “Impact of Heavy Fertilizers on well and Tube well water in MalshirasTahsil: A case study” He left this Department and joined Shivaji University Kolhapur as a lecturer in chemistry in 2005.

At present Dr. S.S. Deokar is working as Head of the Department. Now the Department has two teaching and three non-teaching staff. Out of two, one member is having Ph.D. as highest qualification along with SET qualification and one has submitted Ph.D. thesis to Shivaji University Kolhapur. The staffs have published total 20 research papers in various reputed journals and presented 35 research papers in National and International Conferences. Since June 2010, our Department is extending the water testing facility, on small scale, to the society.

Dr. L.V. Nimbalkar has worked as member of BOS in Chemistry, Shivaji University Kolhapur up to Oct. 2005. He was chairman of BOS in Chemistry, Member of Academic Council, Member of Faculty of Science, RR Committee & Member of 32/5 Committee of Solapur university Solapur, from Oct -2005 to Oct-2010. He has worked as a Chairman of BOS in Chemistry and also member of Faculty of Science from Oct/Nov-2010 to Oct. 2019 at Solapur University, Solapur. He has also worked as a Chairman (Physical Chemistry) in designing of new syllabus for B.Sc.I, II and III; M.Sc I and II, pre Ph.D. and M.Phil. He retired from the service on 30th Oct. 2019.

                  Dr. T .N. Shilimkar was co-ordinator of Y.C.M.O.U of Akluj centre up to Dec-2010. He was involved in motivating students to achieve educational excellence. He has contributed in setting up educational movement in Malshiras Taluka through MTS examinations. He was District co-ordinator for MTS Exam from June 2010.

                   Dr. T.N. Shilimkar worked as a Senate Member & M.C Member of Solapur University, Solapur from Oct/Nov-2010 to 2015. He also worked as Chairman (Inorganic Chemistry) in designing of new syllabus for B.Sc.I, II and III. He retired from the service on 30th June 2017.

Dr. R. K. Patil was nominated as member of Board of Studies in M.Sc. Agrochemical & Pest Management (AGPM) Solapur University, Solapur from Feb-2011. He has worked as a member (Organic Chemistry) in designing of new syllabus for B.Sc.I, II & III. He has also worked as a member of syllabus subcommittee of M.Sc. AGPM. He retired from the service on 31st May 2020.

Smt. Kamble D.R. worked as a member of syllabus subcommittee for B.Sc.III Chemistry and M.Sc. AGPM of Solapur University, Solapur.

Dr. Deokar S.S. is working as a Member of BOS in Chemistry, PAH Solapur University, Solapur since August 2017. He is working as a member of Syllabus subcommittee for B.Sc.I, II and III Organic Chemistry and M.Sc. I and II                                    (Agrochemicals and Pest Management) in designing of Syllabus of PAH Solapur University.

Dr. Deokar S.S. is also working as a Member of BOS in Chemistry and member of syllabus subcommittee, B.Sc. and M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry, K.B.P. Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur (Autonomous) since June 2018. He is also working as a member of BOS in M.Sc. AGPM at PAH Solapur University, Solapur from August 2020.

Day by day the demand of Chemistry is increasing because of applications and usefulness and applications in diverse disciplines. After completion of graduation, students are getting job in various industries. High merit students join the post-graduate courses. Some of our students are actively participating in NCC, NSS, Cultural and Sport activities.

Up till now 20 students are awarded with Ph.D. from various institutions, 10 students have passed NET Examination, 7 have passed SET Examination and 4 have passed GATE Examination. Some of our students are in abroad as Post-Doctoral Fellows. Dr.Amit Jabgunde is working in Finland. Dr. Vitthal Wagh is working in Taiwan. Dr. Iqbal Mulani has completed his Ph.D. from Calabria University Italy. Dr. Shridhar Thorat has completed his Ph.D. from NCL, Pune. Dr. Ganesh More has completed his Ph.D. from ICT, Mumbai. Dr. Somnath Chandankar has completed his Ph.D. from IICT, Hyderabad. Shri Suyog Katkar is pursuing his Ph.D. from ICT Mumbai. Shri Sachin Gorad is a CSIR Fellow and pursuing Ph.D. from IISER, Bhopal. Miss Rupali Chavan is also a CSIR Fellow and pursuing her Ph.D. from IIT Bombay.    

In our Department merit & reservation criteria is followed strictly for B.Sc.III admissions. Many Students are demanding Chemistry subject at principle level but due to insufficient laboratories the strength of student is restricted to 62. To get the knowledge of various Industrial processes we arrange Industrial visits for third year students. We also arrange seminars for B.Sc. II and B.Sc.III year students to increase their confidence and stage daring. Students also participate in University level Research Festival Avishkar.

All the teaching & non- teaching staff take more efforts collectively for progress of the Department under the guidance of Principal of the College.

Sr. No.

Name of Course



Intake Capacity







B.Sc. II










Certificate Course in Water Analysis




Sr. No.

Name of course

Syllabus Link


B.Sc - I



B.Sc - II



B.Sc - III





Dr. Deokar S.S.

Head and Associate Professor M.Sc., SET, Ph.D.

Smt. Kamble D.R.

Assist. Professor M.Sc.

CHB Staff:

  1. Shri Salunkhe L.M.
  2. Miss Dharurkar A.V.
  3. Shri Waghmode U.J.
  4. Miss Phule J.A.
  5. Miss. Koli S.G.
  6. Shri Chavan S.P.
  7. Miss Dorkar A.S.
  8. Miss Pise S.N.
  9. Miss. Jadhav S.B.

Sr. No.


Students Name




Gorad Sachin  Shrimant 

NET –LS, GATE. Ph.D. ongoing at IISER, Bhopal



Gokhale Tushar Annaso

SET, Oct- 2019

Sr. No.


Name of Activity

Date of Activity

Brief information of activity




Teachers day


Birth anniversary of  Dr. Sarvapalli  Radhakhrishnan

Industrial visit


UltraTech Cement Ltd. Ratnagiri

Farewell Function


B.Sc.III Farewell



Teachers day


Birth anniversary of  Dr. Sarvapalli  Radhakhrishnan

Farewell Function


B.Sc.III Farewell




Teachers day


Birth anniversary of  Dr Sarvapalli  Radhakhrishnan

Industrial visit


Gadre’s Food Products Ratnagiri, Pulp Industry, Ichalkaranji,  Indira Gandhi                Textile Industry             Ichalkaranji

Farewell Function


B.Sc.III Farewell



Teachers day



Birth anniversary of  Dr. Sarvapalli  Radhakhrishnan

Guest Lecture


Miss Rupali Chavan,

Wadia College, Pune.

Farewell Function


B.Sc.III Farewell



Teachers day



Birth anniversary of  Dr. Sarvapalli  Radhakhrishnan

Farewell Function


B.Sc.III Farewell





Teachers day



Birth anniversary of  Dr. Sarvapalli  Radhakhrishnan

Guest Lecture


Shri Balaji Dupade, Cipla Pharmaceuticals, Kurkumbh MIDC

Guest Lecture


Dr. Gulshan Relhan, BARC, Mumbai

Industrial  visit


Vinati Organics Limited-Chiplun.




Teachers day


Birth anniversary of  Dr. Sarvapalli  Radhakhrishnan

Industrial Visit


Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd Thal Unit, Alibag.

National Science Day


Celebration of National Science Day



Teachers day


Birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakhrishna

National Webinar


National Webinar on Recent Advances in Chemistry



  1. Well equipped laboratories.
  2. Internet
  3. Wi- fi
  4. Departmental Library (Up to June 2017)
  5. LCD



B.Sc. Part I

Course Outcomes:

Sem- I

Paper I -Physical Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Rate of reaction and mechanism of first and second order reaction.

2) Determine order of reaction.

3) Solve numerical problems.

4) Mathematical concepts used in physical chemistry.

5) Basic terms in thermodynamics, laws of thermodynamics, Carnot theorem and numerical problems.

6) Gas laws, gas behavior and numerical problems.

 Paper II - Inorganic Chemistry                                  

Students will be able to study:

1) Structure of atom atomic properties like ionization potential electron affinity in groups & the across periods.

2) Types of bonds.

3) VBT, MOT and examples.

Sem- II

Paper III - Organic Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Structure bonding stereochemistry and reactivity of organic molecules.

2) General idea and chemical reactivity of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkene and alkynes.

3) Aromatiocity and electrophilic substituition of benzene.


Paper IV - Analytical Chemistry

Students will able to study:

1) Physical properties of liquids like viscosity surface tension dipole moment and refractive index.

2) Sources of air and water pollution and their effects on environment.

3) Qualitative and quantitative estimation of elements like C, H, N, S.

4) Study of petroleum and petrochemicals.



Students will be able to study:

1) Handling of glass ware and chemicals.

2) Safety measures and laboratory protocol.

3) Determination of equivalent weight of metals like Mg.

4) Rate of reaction, heat of ionization.

5) Preparation and standardization of solutions.

6) Analytical techniques like paper chromatography for identification of basic radicals and calculation of Rf value.

7) Qualitative analysis of organic compounds.

8) Quantitative estimation of organic compounds.

 B.Sc. Part – II

Sem- III

Course Outcomes:

Paper V-Organic Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) UV spectroscopy, problems based on spectral data.

2) Geometrical and conformational isomerism, E-Z & R-S nomenclature.

3) Various name reactions exhibited by aldehydes and ketones.

4) Chemical properties of ethers and epoxides, carboxylic acids and dizonium salts.

 Paper- VI- Inorganic Chemistry

 Students will be able to study:

1) Formation of co-ordination compounds Warner’s theory, Applications.

2) Formation of complex based on VBT.

3) Ligands, chelating agents, application of chelation.

4) Lewis concept of hard and soft acids &bases

5) d- block elements w.r.t.electronic configuration, oxidation state, colour, magnetic properties and formation of complexes

6) Comparative study of first with second and third transition series.


Sem- IV

Paper -VII- Physical Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Concept of electrocity, terms in electrochemistry.

2) Transport number, applications of Kohlrausch law, numerical problems.

3) Entropy and its applications, third law of thermodynamics.

4)  Law of crystallography, Weiss and Miller indices.

5) Types of cubic lattice, x-ray diffraction, Bragg’s equation.

6) Crystal structure of NaCl and KCl, numerical problems.

7) Distribution law, its limitations, modification and applications.


Paper VIII-Analytical and Industrial Inorganic Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Terms in volumetric analysis like –tartan, titrand, indicator, standard solution, end point etc.

2) Different types of acid base titrations complexometric titrations.

3) Terms in gravimetric analysis- saturation, coagulation, precipitation, digestion and ignition.

4) Precipitation in gravimetric analysis-DMG, 8-hydroxy quinoline.

5) Principles in manufacture of ammonia and sulphuric acids.

6) Metallurgy important terms like mineral, ore, gangue, flux, slag.

7) Occurance and types of ores.

8) Physical and chemical methods in concentration of ores.

9) Iron and steel, their occurance, extraction of Iron, types of iron.

10) Types of steel, manufacturing of steel, heat treatment on steel.



Students will be able to study:

1) Handling skill of refract meter, potentiometer, PH meter, conductometer.

2) Determination of unknown concentration of acid, comparison of acid strength.

3) Semi-micro qualitative analysis.

4) Organic and inorganic qualitative analysis skill.

5) Quality control and fertilizer analysis.

6) Gravimetric analysis of Ba & Fe.

7) Organic qualitative analysis skills.

8) Inorganic and organic preparation skill.

B.Sc. Part – III

Course Outcomes:

Sem- V

Paper IX - Physical Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Phase rule, One and Two component systems.

2) Nernst equation, different types of electrodes.

3) Application of BMF measurement, numerical problems.

4) Law of Photochemistry, Quantum yield, Joblonski diagram.

 Paper X- Inoraganic Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) CFT-basic concept splitting of d-orbitals.

2) Crystal field splitting in octahedral tetrahedral and square planner geometry.

3) John teller distortion, factors affecting CF splitting.

4) Difference between CFT& MOT.

5) Nuclear reaction –energetic types, classification.

6) Application of radioisotrope as tracer.

7) Structure and function of Haemoglobin & Myoglobin.

8) Catalytic reaction –Types, Classification, Characteristics.

9) Mechanism &catalysis-adsorption theory.

10) Industrial applications of catalytic reactions.

11) Fertilizers –Introduction, Classification, Functions.

12) Manufacturing of fertilizers, pollution caused by fertilizers.

 Paper- XI -Organic Chemistry

 Students will be able to study:

1) Spectroscopic methods like NMR, IR &Mass spectra.

2) Structure determination of organic compounds using NMR, IR & Mass.

3) Specific name reactions with Mechanism and Applications.

4) Synthetic applications of Active Methylene groups and EAA.

5) Bayer strain theory, conformational analysis of cyclohexane &distributed cyclohexane.

6) Concepts of Sterioselative & Steriospecific reactions.





Paper-XII -Analytical and Industrial Physical Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Regions of electromagnetic spectrum, Rotational & Vibrational spectra & their applications, numerical problems.

2) Ideal and Non ideal solutions.

3) Free energy, phase equilibria, derivatives of mass action, Isothermal, Adiabatic & Isochore concepts of fugacity and activity.

4) Simultaneous reaction, effect of temperature theories of reaction rate.


Sem- VI

Paper-XIII -Physical Chemistry

  Students will be able to study:

1) Regions of electromagnetic spectrum, rotational and vibrational spectra and their applications, numerical problems.

2) Ideal and non ideal solutions.

3) Free energy, phase equilibria, law of mass action, isotherm and isochore, concept of Fugacity and activity.

4) Simultaneous reactions, effect of temperature, theories of reaction rate.


Paper-XIV -Inorganic Chemistry

  Students will be able to study:

1) Lanthanide & Actinide –their occurance, electronic configurations & separation methods.

2) IUPAC nomenclature of super heavy elements with atomic numbers.

3) Properties of Metallic solids, Theories of bonding in metals.

4) Classification of Solids –conductors, insulator & semiconductor.

5) Types of Semiconductors.

6) Superconductors, ceramic Superconductors, Applications.

7) Structure of Diborane, Borazine, Oxides of Sulphur & Phosphorus.

8) Different types of Corrosion –Theory of Corrosion, Factors affecting corrosion, Methods of Protection of metals.

9) Passivity –Types, oxides film theory, Applications.

10) Organometallic compounds & their nomenclature.

11) Structure and synthesis of alkyl aryl compounds of Li, Bi, Al.

12) Structure of simple Mono-carbonyl compounds.


Paper –XV- Organic Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Heterocyclic compounds-synthesis, Physical & Chemical properties of Pyrrol, Pyridine & Quiunoline.

2) Study of Vitamins (vit.A) & Harmone (adrenaline).

3) Dyes- Classification –Auxochrome, Chromophore, Witt’s Theory.

4) Synthesis & Applications of Congo red & Methyl Orange.

5) Carbohydrate –Classification –Glucose, Diasaccharides, Polysaccharide.


Paper- XVI - Analytical and Industrial Organic Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Soaps and Detergents –Classification, cleansing action of Soaps, Manufacture, Comparison between Soaps and Detergents.

2) Classification of Polymers-Polymerisation, Types, Preparation and Uses of Polythene, Polystyrene, polyethelene.

3) Sugar and Alcohol industry

4) Reagents in Organic Synthesis-LiAlH4, NaBH4, SeO2, OsO4.

5) Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry.

6) Paper Chromatography-Principle &Applications.

7) Gas and Column chromatography.

Practical Outcomes:

Physical Chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Effect of temperature change on rate of reaction.

2) Determination of conc. of unknown solution –Beer Lambert’s Law.

3) Handling and use of Potentiometer, Conductometer, to determine normality of unknown solution.

4) Comparison of strength of Mono & Dibasic acids using PH -Metry.

5) Molar refractivity and percentage composition of unknown mixture using Refractometry.

6) Standard potential difference of different electrode.



Inorganic chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Gravimetric analysis of one component in presence of second compound.

2) Preparation of complexes &determination of purity.

3) Analysis of commercial sample like –m8ilk talcum powder.

4) Separation of metal ions using ion exchange column.


Organic chemistry

Students will be able to study:

1) Separation &identification of binary mixture.

2) Preparation skill –preparation of m-nitro aniline, aspirin etc.

3) Estimation of sucrose, nitro groups sap value and formaldehyde.



Programme Outcomes (POs):

The Graduate of Chemistry is eligible for:

1) Post graduate courses and to do research in various Universities and Government Institutes like National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), IISER, DRDO, HEMRL, BARC, Indian Institute of Science, NISSER etc.

2) Competitive Examinations like MPSC, UPSC and various Government services.

3) Work as a Chemist, Chief Chemist, R and D Chemist, Quality Control Officer etc. in Industries like Sugar Industry, Alcohol Industry, Pharmaceutical Industries, Fertilizer Industries, Polymer Industries, etc.

4) A Chemist as a capable Indian Citizen.