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School of Chemical Sciences

Erstwhile Department of Chemistry


Vidhyadatta M. Shet Verenkar
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Vice-Dean (Academic)

Sunder N. Dhuri
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (Vice Dean-Academic)

Vice-Dean (Research)

Bidhan A. Shinkre
Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry (Vice-Dean - Research)


The establishment of the School of Chemical Sciences by transforming one of the existing oldest (established in 1965 as a part of Centre for Post-Graduate Instruction and Research of the then Bombay University) department (of Chemistry) into a school. The School is currently located in the Faculty block E since 2013, with modern infrastructure, conducive for quality education and research in Chemistry. The School already has Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry as distinct streams. The establishment of this School is in line with the reorganization of the institutional architecture that will allow us to rebrand and showcase our strengths in research and teaching. The research at this school has been recognized by the award of projects to the individual faculty members and also receiving handsome grants from the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India in their prestigious programs like UGC-SAP & DST-FIST.

Thrust areas:

• Analytical Chemistry
• Anion Receptors and Ion-Pair Receptors
• Asymmetric Organocatalysis
• Bio-inorganic Chemistry
• Catalysis
• Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
• Coordination Compounds
• Environmental Chemistry, Catalysis & Chemical Sensors
• Hydrogen Bonded Supramolecular Capsules and Metal Organic Cages
• Intermolecular Interactions
• Laser, Optics and Gas Kinetics
• Materials Science
• Metal Carboxylates
• Nano-Material synthesis
• Nanoscience
• Optical Spectroscopy
• Organic Chemistry
• Organic Supramolecular Chemistry, Artificial Photosynthesis and Organic Solar Cells
• Organic Synthesis
• Polymer Chemistry
• Porous Organic Materials for Toxic Ion Separation/Adsorption and Catalysis
• Single crystal X-ray diffraction
• Solid State Chemistry
• Synthesis and Application of Mesoporous Materials
• Synthesis and Characterization of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Porous
• Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
• Synthetic Organic Chemistry
• Theoretical Chemistry

Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

Programme Programme Director Intake
M.Sc. Analytical ChemistryTime Table | Syllabus | Revised Syllabus | Syllabus 2022-23 Rupesh E. Patre25
M.Sc. BiochemistryTime Table | Syllabus | Revised Syllabus | Syllabus 2022-23 Prachi S. Torney25
M.Sc. Inorganic ChemistryTime Table | Syllabus | Revised Syllabus | Syllabus 2022-23 Rupesh E. Patre25
M.Sc. Organic ChemistryTime Table | Syllabus | Revised Syllabus | Syllabus 2022-23 Rupesh E. Patre25
M.Sc. Physical ChemistryTime Table | Syllabus | Revised Syllabus | Syllabus 2022-23 Rupesh E. Patre25
Ph.D. Chemistry--


Name Designation Areas of Interest
Delicia Avilla BarrettoAssistant ProfessorProbiotics, Endophytic research, Bioprospecting, Biochemistry
Sheshanath V. BhosaleUGC - ProfessorOrganic supramolecular chemistry, sensors, artificial photosynthesis and organic solar cells
Sandesh Tukaram BugdeAssistant ProfessorSynthetic Organic Chemistry, Asymmetric Organocatalysis
Snehal ChandekarAssistant Professor (Contract)Microbial Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Biochemistry
Vishnu R. ChariAssistant ProfessorComputational Chemistry: Electronic structure calculations, Electrochemistry
Kanchanmala B. DeshpandeAssistant ProfessorBio-analytical Chemistry, Sensing and remediation of toxic analytes
Kiran T. DhavskarAssistant ProfessorAnion receptor chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Imaging studies and method development, Sensing, separation, and remediation of toxic analytes, Generation and development of green methodologies, techniques and materials
Kashinath DhumaskarAssistant Professor (Contract)Synthetic Organic Chemistry,  Biomimetic Chemistry, Sensors.
Sunder N. DhuriProfessorCoordination Compounds, Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Bio-inorganic Chemistry
Siddhali V. GirkarAssistant ProfessorOrganic Chemistry
Nitesh JoshiAssistant Professor (Contract)Catalysis, Non thermal plasma, Environmental remediation, Waste water treatment, Destruction of VOC’s, Conversion of greenhouse gases to value added products
Rita JyaiAssistant Professor (Contract)Coordination polymers, Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
Hari K. KadamAssistant ProfessorSynthetic Organic Chemistry, (Heterocyclic Chemistry, Organic Methodologies, Cross coupling reactions) Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Continuous Flow Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Method Development, (HPLC, GC)
Amrita KharangateAssistant ProfessorEnvironmental Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioremediation, Biodegradation, Mineralisation studies, Nanobioremediation, Food Waste Management
Savita Anup KundaikarAssistant ProfessorPolyoxometalate Chemistry, Coordination compounds, Analytical Chemistry, Catalysis
Rohan Keshav KunkalekarAssistant ProfessorCatalysis, Solid State Chemistry, Nano-Material synthesis
Rupesh A. KunkalkarAssistant ProfessorSynthetic Organic Chemistry
Vinod K. MandrekarAssistant ProfessorPolymer Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry and Catalysis
Snigdha MayenkarAssistant Professor (Contract)Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Fermentation technology, Environmental Microbiology, Bioactive compounds
Pranay P. MorajkarAssistant ProfessorNanostructured materials, Reaction kinetics, Energy & Environmental Applications
V.S. NadkarniSenior ProfessorOrganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
Anjani P. NagvenkarAssistant ProfessorElectrochemistry, Semiconductor Colloidal Nanocrystals, Colloidal Chemistry, Materials for Energy Applications
Diptesh G. NaikAssistant ProfessorMonomer/ Polymer synthesis, Material Chemistry, Radiation dosimetry, Polymeric materials, Radiation detectors
Shrikant Ramesh NaikAssistant ProfessorMaterial Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Mixed-metal Oxides
Kedar Umakant NarvekarAssistant ProfessorStructural Chemistry
Rupesh E. PatreAssociate ProfessorSynthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural Products, Flow Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Process development
Digamber G. PorobAssociate ProfessorLuminescent Materials, Crystallography, Materials Sustainability, Size Controlled Materials
Siddhi SalgaonkarAssistant Professor (Contract)Organocatalysis, Asymmetric synthesis
Vidhyadatta M. Shet VerenkarProfessorSolid State Chemistry: Synthesis and Characterization of Spinels: Ferrites/Manganites/ Cobaltites, Applications: Gas sensing/Catalysis
Bidhan A. ShinkreAssociate ProfessorSynthetic Organic Chemistry, Asymmetric synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry: Anti-cancer and Anti-bacterial agents- Structure Activity Relationship studies (SAR), Heterocycles, Green and sustainable processes
Rajendra N. ShirsatProfessorComputational and Theoretical Chemistry
Prachi S. TorneyAssistant ProfessorOrganic Synthesis and Methodologies, Heterocyclic and Medicinal Chemistry, Domino Reactions, Photocatalysis, Analytical Method Development, Biochemistry
Prajesh S. VolvoikarAssistant ProfessorSynthetic Organic Chemistry, (Heterocyclic Chemistry, Organic Methodologies, Cross coupling reactions, Cross dehydrogenative coupling) Medicinal Chemistry, Process development and optimization, Analytical Chemistry, Method Development, (HPLC, GC)

Superannuated Faculty:

Name Designation Areas of Interest
Arun V. SalkerProfessorCatalysis, Solid State Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry & Chemical Sensors
B.R. SrinivasanProfessorSynthetic Inorganic Chemistry
Santosh G. TilveSenior ProfessorSynthetic Organic Chemistry

Other Information:

  • Activity Report: Cleanliness drive at Khandepar (10 Mar 2023)
  • Activity Report: Invited talk on 'Selective hydrogenation of terminal alkynes and approaches towards reversible hydrogen storage' by Prof. Jagirdar, IISc Bangalore (24 Jan 2023)
  • Activity Report: Talk on 'Career opportunities at BARC, Mumbai' (13 Feb 2023)
  • Activity Report: 10th Annual Get-together cum Homecoming of M.Sc. Chemistry Students of 1997-99 batch (26 Jan 2023)
  • Activity Report: One-day National Seminar on 'Recent trends in applied organic synthesis (26 Nov 2022)
  • Faculty members visited Ganpat Parsekar College of Education, Harmal, Goa (15 Mar 2022)
  • Expert Session on HPLC Columns by Mr. Sunil Balwant Lakhmapure, Agilent Technologies (15 Sep 2022)
  • Institutional visit by researchers from Institute of Chemistry and Materials, Vietnam (30 Jul 2022)
  • Institutional visit by students and teachers of Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Khandola, Marcela-Goa (29 Jul 2022)
  • Activity Report: X-Ray Crystallography workshop (21-23 Jul 2022)
  • Activity Report: Invited Talk by Dr. Amaresh Mishra, Sambalpur University, Odisha (19 Jul 2022)
  • Institutional visit by Dept. of Chemistry, Rani Channamma University, Vidyasangam, Belgavi, Karnataka (9 Jun 2022)
  • Activity Report: Campus Placement by Syngenta Biosciences Pvt. Ltd. (19 May 2022)
  • Activity Report: Campus Placement by Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd. (18 May 2022)
  • Activity Report: Campus Placement by Godrej Agrovet Ltd., Mumbai (14-15 May 2022)
  • Institutional visit by students and teachers of Dr. Patangrao Kadam Mahavidyalaya, Sangli, Maharashtra (27 Apr 2022)
  • Institutional visit by students & teachers of Dr. Ambedkar Arts & Science College, Periya, Kasaragod, Kerala (30 Mar 2022)
  • Activity Report: Open day on the occasion of National Science Day (28 Feb 2022)
  • Activity Report: Webinar on Mending Academic Talent for Industrial Applications (28 Feb 2022)
  • Activity Report: Plastic cleaning drive by faculties in Uste village, Sattari (19 Feb 2022)
  • Activity Report: IPR webinar (7 Jan 2022)
  • Activity Report: Week of Nonviolence & Peace (29 Sep to 4 Oct 2021)
  • The school has an active association of Faculty members & Alumni (CDFAA)
  • Bridge Course in Organic Chemistry
  • Bridge Course in Mathematical concepts for Chemistry
  • Skill-Based Course in Laboratory safety, first aid and waste management