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Department of Chemistry

Year of Establishment : 1966 (CPIR)

Office Phone : +91-8669609183

Email : [email protected]

About the Department:

The Department of Chemistry is one of the oldest departments and was established in 1965 as a post graduate center of Bombay University. In 1985, the Department of Chemistry became an integral part of the then newly established Goa University. The Department moved to its present location (Faculty block E) in 2013, with modern infrastructure, conducive for quality education and research in Chemistry. 


Thrust areas:


Research work encompasses various domains of chemical research, with emphasis on synthesis, characterization of organic as well as inorganic materials, study of their properties and applications. Departmental research has been recognized by award of projects to individual faculty members and also sanction of grants by UGC and DST for programs like UGC-SAP & DST-FIST.

Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

Programme Intake
M.Sc. ChemistrySyllabus | Revised Syllabus 80
Ph.D. Chemistry-


Name Designation Areas of Interest
Sheshanath V. BhosaleUGC-ProfessorOrganic supramolecular chemistry, sensors, artificial photosynthesis and organic solar cells
Sandesh Tukaram BugdeAssistant ProfessorSynthetic Organic Chemistry, Asymmetric Organocatalysis
Kanchanmala B. DeshpandeAssistant Professor (Tenure)Analytical Chemistry
Megha Subhash DeshpandePost-Doctoral FellowBio-inorganic chemistry
Sandeep Kumar DeyDST Inspire FacultyPorous organic materials for toxic ion separation/adsorption and catalysis, Hydrogen bonded supramolecular capsules and metal organic cages, Anion receptors and ion-pair receptors
Kiran Tulsidas DhavskarAssistant Professor (Contract)Metal carboxylates, single crystal X-ray diffraction, optical spectroscopy
Sunder N. DhuriAssistant ProfessorCoordination Compounds, Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Bio-inorganic Chemistry
Mithil S. Fal DesaiAssistant Professor (Contract)Environmental Chemistry and Catalysis
Siddhali V. GirkarAssistant ProfessorOrganic Chemistry
Vivekanand Vaman GobreAssistant Professor (Contract)Theoretical chemistry, Intermolecular interactions, Materials science, Programming models, Parallel computing
Asha D. JangalePost-Doctoral FellowOrganic Synthesis, Organic Supramolecular Chemistry
Rohan Keshav KunkalekarAssistant ProfessorCatalysis, Solid State Chemistry, Nano-Material synthesis
Prem LamaDST Inspire FacultySynthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid porous, pressure dependent dynamic materials and magnetic coordination polymers
Mahesh S. MajikAssistant Professor (Tenure)Analytical Chemistry
Pranay P. MorajkarAssistant ProfessorLaser, Optics, Gas Kinetics
V.S. NadkarniProfessorOrganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
Bhanudas R. NaikAssistant Professor (Contract)Synthesis and application study of mesoporous materials, catalysis, Nanoscience
Arun V. SalkerProfessorCatalysis, Solid State Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry & Chemical Sensors
Richa S. SardessaiAssistant Professor (Contract)Organic Chemistry
Rajendra N. ShirsatAssociate ProfessorComputational and Theoretical Chemistry
B.R. SrinivasanProfessorSynthetic Inorganic Chemistry
Santosh G. TilveProfessor (HAG)Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Vidhyadatta M. Shet VerenkarAssociate ProfessorSolid State Chemistry: Synthesis and Characterization of Spinels: Ferrites/Manganites/ Cobaltites, Applications: Gas sensing/Catalysis

Other Information:

The Department offers post graduate studies and research in Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and Analytical Chemistry with emphasis on synthesis of natural products, development of reagents for organic synthesis, synthesis of metal oxides, metal sulfides, mixed metal oxides and sulfides and their studies as superconductors, spectroscopic and structural characterization of extended network systems, synthesis of coordination complexes as models for biological systems, development of catalysts / electro-catalysts and their evaluation.
Chemistry Department Faculty & Alumini Association (CDFAA)