CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT - CHEMISRY SCIENCE

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.

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.
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
Chemistry Laboratories
Instruments
Activities
  • Science exhibition
  • Chemquiz
  • Study tours
  • Chemiad guidance
  • Students’ seminars
  • Alumni
Science Exhibitions
Alumni meet and Khandenavami poojan

Campus interviews
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.

Campus interviews
Extension activities and study tours

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

    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.

Teaching Staff Information : Chemisry Faculty

Name : Dr. Madhuri S. Kulkarni
Designation : Assistant professor, Head of the Department
Qualification : M. Sc. (Organic Chemistry), NET, Ph. D.   
Experience :Teaching: 11 years (UG and PG)  Research: 8 years
Area of interest

Synthesis and activity testing of potential drug molecules

High Lights
  • National Merit Scholarship for 5 years
  • Recipient of CSIR-UGC JRF-SRF for 5 years
  • Worked on various committees of University of Pune
  • Project guidance to postgraduate students
  • Recognition as PG teacher
Publications:
  • M.V.Paradkar, A. A. Ranade, M.S.Kulkarni, S.A.Kulkarni, H.M. Godbole, A. R. Joseph; Efficient Synthesis of 3-Arylphththalides; J. Chem. Research (S) , 1998, 332-333.
  • 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.
  • M.S Kulkarni, S.A.Kulkarni, H.M. Godbole, M.V. Paradkar; Synthesis of naturally occurring 6-Acyl-7-methoxy coumarines, J. Chem. Research (S) , 1995, 262-263.
  • 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.N. Kanvinde, S.A.Kulkarni, M.V.Paradkar; Mild and efficient conversion of 2,2-dimethylchromans into chromanos using can: syntheis of graveolones; Synthetic Communications, 1990, 20(21), 3559-3264
Conferences:
  • Co author of a paper  presented at  international conference on emerging trends in Chemistry held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune during January 5-7, 2010
  • Poster presentation in INNOVATION-2009 at KTHM College Nasik, during November 24-25, 2009.
  • Attended National Symposium on Recent trends in Life Sciences; at Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce,Pune-53 on January 9, 2007.
  • Presented work at 'Avishkar' in collaboration with BCUD and KTHM college, Nasik held during November 20-21, 2010
Workshops:
  • Syllabus revision Workshop M.Sc.(II) Organic Chemistry held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune on June 2, 2008
  • National Workshop on Modern Trends in Advanced Analytical Techniques at Navrosjee Wadia College during January 8-10, 2008.
  • Workshop on teaching organic chemistry at postgraduate level (revised) at Abeda Inamdar Senior College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune-1 on November 4, 2006.
  • Syllabus revision workshop T.Y.B.Sc. Chemistry held at C.T.Bora College ,Shirur in the year 2004
Refresher/Orientation: (Under UGC Scheme)
    • Refresher course in Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune during November 14-December 4,2007 (A grade)
    • General Orientation Program Conducted at UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Pune during March 31-April 27, 2006 (A grade)
    • Refresher course held in March 2007 in departmetn of Chemistry
Projects: For two years 2009-11
  • Sanctioned Rs 1,75,00/- by UGC
  • Sanctioned Rs 1,00,000/- by BCUD
Email: madhuri.kulkarni@moderncollegegk.org
chemsitrymodern53@gmail.com
Name : Mr. Harsh K. Gaikwad
Designation :Assistant professor
Qualification M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) CSIR-JRF-NET, SET
Experience Teaching: 9 years (UG), 2 years (PG)
Area of interest : Green chemistry
High Lights
  • Syllabus revision workshop T. Y. B. Sc. Chemistry held at C. T. Bora College ,Shirur in the year 2004
  • Syllabus revision workshop F. Y. B. Sc. Biotechnology held at Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune 53 in the year 2004
Refresher/Orientation: (Under UGC Scheme)
  • Refresher course in Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune during November 14 – December 4, 2007 (A grade)
  • General Orientation Program Conducted at UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Pune during February 24 - March 23, 2007 (B grade)
Projects: For two years 2009-11
  • Rs 1,00,000/- from UGC
  • Rs 1,50,000/- from BCUD
Email: harsh.gaikwad@moderncollegegk.org
gaikwadharsh2@gmail.com
Name : Mr. Dnyaneshwar Thakar
Designation :Assistant professor
Qualification : M. Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), CSIR-UGC-NET
Experience : Teaching: 6 years (UG) Industrial: 2 years
High Lights
  • Chemiad rank holder
  • Counselor for career guidance
Refresher/Orientation: (under UGC Scheme)
  • Refresher course in Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune during November 24 – December 14, 2008 (B grade)
Email: d.thakar@moderncollegegk.org
thakar42@yahoo.co.in
Name : Mrs. Anuradha Bhamidi
Designation :Assistant professor
Qualification : M. Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry) NET
Experience : Teaching: 5 years (UG and PG) Industrial: 1 year
High Lights
  • Recipient of NCL scholarship for M.Sc.
  • Award winner of AIR science quiz
  • Won prizes in drawing and painting
  • Attended international conference on emerging trends in Chemistry held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune during January 5-7, 2010
  • Attended workshop on Cheminformatics: Modern Perspectives held at B.G. College, Sangavi during January 10-12, 2008

Email: anuradha.bhamidi@moderncollegegk.org
anu.bhamidi@gmail.com
Name : Dr. Mukula S. Kulkarni
Designation :Assistant professor
Qualification : M. Sc. (Physical Chemistry), B. Ed. Ph. D.
Experience : Teaching: 5 years (UG and PG) Research: 10 years
Area of interest :Free radical chemistry, synthetic chemistry
High Lights
  • Recipient of BRNS-DAE fellowship for Ph.D
  • Worked as a guest scientist at Hahn Meitner Institute Berlin, Germany
  • Member of ISRAPS
  • Guidance for projects to postgraduate students
  • Presented papers at many conferences and attended workshops
  • Chemiad rank holder

Email: mukula.kulkarni@moderncollegegk.org
kmukula@gmail.com
Publications:
  • Mukula S. Kulkarni, B. S. M. Rao; Redox chemistry of copper complexes of 6,7-dicyanodipyrido quinoxaline; Inorg. Chim. Acta.; 2010 (In press)
  • 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
  • Mukula S. Kulkarni, A. S. Kumbhar, H. Mohan and B. S. Madhava. Rao. Pulse Radiolysis Study of Pyridine Substituted Quinoxalines; Research on Chemical Intermediates; 2005, 31(1-3), 63-72. Citation index:- ISSN: 0922-6168 (SCI) Impact factor:- 1.8
  •  Mukula S. Kulkarni, B. S. M. Rao, C. V. Sastri, B. G. Maiya, H. Mohan, and J. P. Mittal. Redox Chemistry of Ru (II) Complexes of 6,7-dicyanodipyridoquinoxaline: A Radiation Chemical Study; Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry; 2004, 167, 101-109. Citation index:- ISSN:    (SCI)       Impact factor:- 2.144
Conferences:
    • 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+; Mukula S. Kulkanri, E. Janata; YASHADA Pune, January 7-11, 2008; RC-37
    • Redox chemistry of Ru(II) complexes of 6, 7 dicaynodipyrido quinoxaline; Mukula S. Kulkarni B.S.M.Rao; PHOTORADCHEM-2007, Mahatma Ganghi University, Kottayam(Kerala) India; February 8-11, 2007; P-17 (selected as the best poster)
    • Radiation chemical study of Ru(II) complexes of 6, 7 dicaynodipyrido quinoxaline; Mukula S. Kulkarni, B.S.M.Rao; Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemsitry, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (Maharashtra)India;January 5-9, 2006;RC-25
    • Free radical chemistry of Ru (II) polypyridyl complexes – a radiation chemical study; Mukula S. Kulkarni B.S.M.Rao;24th Miller Conference on Radiation Chemistry, La Londe, France;September 10-15, 2005
    • Redox Chemistry of  Model Ru(II) complexes : radiation chemical study Mukula S. Kulkarni, B.S.M.Rao, C.V.Sastri, H.Mohan, J.P.Mittal; National Symposium on Radiation and Photochemsitry, Karnatak University, Dharwad(Karnataka)India; January 17-19,2005 RC-5 (selected as best poster)
    • Redox Chemistry of  Ru(II) complexes of 6, 7 dicaynodipyrido quinoxaline : radiation chemical study; Mukula S. Kulkarni B.S.M.Rao, C.V.Sastri, H.Mohan, J.P.Mittal; Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemsitry, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (Maharashtra) India; January 5-9, 2004;RC-6
    • Redox Chemistry of  Model Ru(II) complexes : radiation chemical study Mukula S. Kulkarni B.S.M.Rao, C.V.Sastri, H.Mohan,J.P.Mittal; National Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) March 3-5,2003 R-1
    • 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)
Workshops:
  • 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
Invited talk:
  • 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
Name : Dr. Sushama M. Kale
Designation :Assistant professor
Qualification : M. Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), Ph. D.
Experience : Teaching: 5 years (UG and PG) Research: 7 years
High Lights
  • CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship for Ph. D.
Patents:
  • An improved process for the preparation of 4-chlorobenzyl chloride chloride. A.P. Singh and S.M. Kale, Indian Patent Application No. NF-301/96.
  • An improved process for the preparation of halocumenes. A.P. Singh and S.M. Kale,US Patent No. 5,892,138 (1999). Indian Patent Application No.NF-304/96.
  • An improved process for the preparation of meta-chlorotoluene. A.P. Singh and S.M. Kale, Indian Patent Application No. NF-569/Del/2000.
Publications:
  • Selective chlorination of 4-chlorotoluene to 2, 4-dichlorotoluene over zeolite catalysts.A.P. Singh, S. Sharma and S.M. Kale, Catalysis Letters, 42 (1996) 191.
  • Selective chlorination of 4-chlorotoluene using zeolite catalysts. A.P. Singh, S. Sharma and S.M. Kale, Journal of Molecular Catalysis, A: Chemical 127 (1997) 101.
  • A catalytic method for the selective chlorination of benzyl chloride to 4-chlorobenzyl chloride using zeolite catalysts. S.M. Kale and A.P. Singh, Journal of Molecular Catalysis, A: Chemical 138 (1999) 263.
  • Para-selective chlorination of benzyl chloride to 4-chlorobenzyl chloride over zeolite catalysts. A.P. Singh and S.M. Kale , Catalysis Today, 49 (1999) 245.
  • Proceedings of the National Seminar on "Catalysis and Environment" (In Hindi), Chlorinikaran Abhikriyaon me Zeolite Utprerak ka Yogdan. S.M. Kale and A.P. Singh, (Oct,1999) 3  (held at NCL, Pune).
  • Para-selective chlorination of cumene with sulfuryl chloride over zeolites. S.M. Kale and A.P. Singh, Applied catalysis, 228 (2002) 1.
  • Selective preparation of 4, 4’-dichlorodiphenylmethane over zeolite K-L catalyst using Sulfuryl chloride. S.M. Kale and A.P. Singh, Journal of Molecular Catalysis, A:Chemical, 184 (1-2) (2002) 399.
  • Liquid phase bromination of ethyl benzene over zeolite catalysts,A.P. Singh and S.M. Kale,  Bulletin of Catalysis Society of India, 1 (2002) 73.
Conferences:
  • Attended seminar on Chemoinformatics and drug designing  held at Department of Chemistry, Poona College on February 20, 2010
  • Attended international conference on emerging trends in Chemistry held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune during January 5-7, 2010

Email: sushma.kale@moderncollegegk.org
ksush555@gmail.com
Name : Dr. Sushama R. Katade
Designation :Assistant professor
Qualification : M. Sc. (Organic Chemistry), B. Ed., PGDIAC, Ph.D.
Experience : Teaching: 8 years (UG and PG) Research: 4 years Industrial: 4 years
Area of interest : Natural products, synthetic chemistry
High Lights
  • Participation in many international workshops and conferences.
  • Guidance for project to postgraduate students.
  • Best lecturer award in 1998 at Ekalavya Shikshan Sanatha’s Polytechnique College, Pune.
  • Research paper selected for S. R. Yadav award at international seminar held at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune.
  • Recognised M.Phil. guide
    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3.  Katade Sushama, Deshmukh M. R., Phalgune U., Biswas S., and N. R. Deshpande. Isolation of straight chain alcohol and ester from Sterculia guttata; Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2008, 19, 308-312. Citation index:- ISSN: 0970-7077 (Science Citation Index)             Impact factor: 0.465
    4. Katade Sushama, A.V. Mi, Phalgune U., S. Biswas, and N. R. Deshpande. Screening of Sterculia guttata Seeds along with Extraction and Characterization of Seed Oil. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2008, 19, 357-360. Citation index:- ISSN: 0970-7077 (SCI)        Impact factor: 0.465
    5. Katade Sushama R., P.V. Pawar, R. D. Wakharkar and N. R. Deshpande. Sterculia guttata seeds extractives - An effective mosquito larvicide. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 2006, 44, 662. Citation index:- ISSN: 0019-5189 (SCI)
    6.  Katade Sushama R., P.V. Pawar, V. B. Tungikar, A.S. Tambe, K. M. Kalal, R.D. Wakharkar, and N. R. Deshpande. Larvicidal Activity of Bis(2-ethyl hexyl) Benzene-1,2-dicarboxylate from Sterculia guttata Seeds Against Two Mosquito Species; Chemistry and Biodiversity (Verlag Helvetica Chemica Acta), 2006, 3, 49. Citation index:- ISSN: 1612-1872 (SCI)
    7.  Katade Sushama R., M. R. Deshmukh, S.M. Shah and N. R. Deshpande.Study of Carbohydrates from the seeds, Leaves and Kernel in Sterculia guttata -Kokrus. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2005, 17(2), 2. Citation index:- ISSN: 0970-7077 (SCI)     Impact factor: 0.465
    8.  Shah S. M., Sushama R. Katade, M. R. Deshmukh and N. R. Deshpande.Analysis of Carbohydrates from Ficus benghalensis”.  Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2005, 16(4), 1937. Citation index:-  ISSN: 0970-7077 (SCI) Impact factor: 0.465
    9.  Shah S. M., Sushama R. Katade, M. R. Deshmukh, M. A. Pendse, S.S. Naik and N. R. Deshpande; Estimation of proteins and detection of free amino acids from Ficus benghalensis Linn. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2005, 17.  Citation index:-  ISSN: 0970-7077 (SCI)    Impact factor: 0.465
    10.  Katade Sushama R., M. R. Deshmukh, S. M. Shah and N. R., Deshpande. Mineral Elements of Seeds, Leaves and Kernel in Sterculia guttata – Kokrus. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2004, 16(3), 1475-1478. Citation index:-  ISSN: 0970-7077 (SCI)   Impact factor: 0.465
    11.  Deshmukh M. R., S. M. Shah, Sushama R. Katade, A. A. Belhekar, R. V. Kashalkar and N. R. Deshpande. Removal of Methylene blue and malachite green by agricultural waste material stalk of Cajanus cajan; Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2004, 16(4), 1863.             Citation index:-  ISSN: 0970-7077 (SCI) Impact factor: 0.465
    12.  Shah S. M., Sushama R. Katade, M. R. Deshmukh, and N. R. Deshpande. A rich source of stimulating nutrients such as potassium and phosphorus- Ficus benghalensis. International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 2004, 2(4), 662-626. Citation index:- ISSN: 0972-768X (SCIE)            Impact factor: 0.745

Email : rkatade@hotmail.com
Conferences/Seminars/Workshops:
  1. Poster presentation in International conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemistry” organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Pune from 5-7,Jan. 2010.
  2. Paper presented in the national conference on “Traditional Medicines” held by A.C.S. College, Narayangaon, Junner, Pune on 27th and 28th feb. 2009.
  3. Attended the Three day Workshop on “Modern Trends In Advanced Analytical Techniques” organized by Department of Chemistry, n. Wadia College, Pune-01 on 8-10, Jan 2008.
  4. Paper presented in “One day Seminar” held at S. P. College,pune, on 30th august 2007.
  1. Paper presented 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.
  2. Paper presented on "2nd World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya 2006” held at Pune, India University during 10th to 12th Nov. 2006.
  3. The seminar on “Tritiya Akhil Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan, CSIR Delhi, held on 19-21, 2004.
  1. 4th International Seminar on "Ayurvedic Education, Research & Drug Standardization", A Global Perspective at Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, held on January 5-7. 2003.
  2. The National Symposium on "Recent Advances in Management of Plant Diseases, Technology Development And Applications"  organized by Indian Phytopathological Society (WZ) & Dept. of Botany, PGRC, Modern College, Pune-411005 on 21st Dec 2003.
  3. The National Symposium on "Plant Biodiversity and Biotechnology" at Osmania university, Hyderabad held on 13th and 14th November, 1999.
Name :Dr. Mohini M. Kute
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M. Sc.(Physical Chemistry), Ph.D. (Thesis submitted).
Rearch Experience
  • Worked as Research fellow (equivalent to Senior Technical Officer) in Ground water Surveys and Development Agency (GSDA), Govt.of Maharashtra. Experience of assessing water quality parameters.
  • Experience of handling Flame Photometer, Spectrophotometer, AAS etc. Completed my Ph.D. on the topic’ Diffusion of Cr(III) and Fe(III) ions in agar gel medium’ under the guidance of Dr.(Mrs.) N.S.Rajurkar in Department of Chemistry University of Pune, December 2010.
  • Published five research papers in national and international journals. Attended various workshops and national conferences related to Chemistry held at various places.
Teaching Experience
  • Practicals on water analysis and lectures on analytical techniques and for Semester I & III of M.Sc Environmental science, University of Pune.
  • Assisting Dr. Rajurkar in Administrative work of B.Sc Applied Analytical Techniques Course held in Department of Chemistry, University of Pune.
  • Teaching Chemistry in Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune from the year 2005-2006 and from 2007 up till date.
List of Papers presented at conferences
  • Studies on obstruction effect and activation energy for tracer diffusion of chromium ions in agar gel containing Manganese sulphate, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, presented at the Fourth international symposium on Nuclear Analytical Chemistry held at Bhabha atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, November 2010
  • Self diffusion of Fe3+ ions in ferric sulphate electrolyte, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, presented at the national conference of Indian council of Chemists held at Patan, 2009, Recipient of the Young scientist Award.
  • Applicability of transition state theory to diffusion of Cr3+ ions in agar gel medium containing NiSO4 electrolyte solution, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, to be presented at the national conference of Indian council of Chemists held at Haridwar,2008.
  • Obstruction effect for tracer diffusion of chromium ions in agar gel medium containing cobalt sulphate, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, presented at the national conference of Indian council of Chemists held at Saugar, Madhya Pradesh,2007.
  • The effect of concentration on the activation energy for electrolyte diffusion of chromium sulphate in agar gel medium, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, presented at the international conference of Nuclear and Radiochemistry held at Baroda,2007.
  • The effect of concentration on the activation energy for self diffusion of chromium ions in chromium sulphate in agar gel medium, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, presented at the national conference of Indian Council of Chemists held at Kalyan,2006.
  • Electrolyte diffusion of potassium dichromate in agar gel medium, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, presented at the national conference of Indian council of Chemists held at Ranchi,2005.
Conferences attended
  • Mohini Kute has attended a National Symposium on Modern trends in Chemistry held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune during 20-21 March 2008.
  • Mohini Kute has attended an international conference on Emerging trends in chemistry held at Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune during 5-7 January 2010.
List of Papers published in Journals
  • Diffusion of potassium dichromate in agar gel medium, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, J.Ind.Council.Chem., 24 (2008) 94-97.
  • 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, 142 (2008) 6-9.
  • 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, 2 (2009) 10-12.
  • Determination of Activation Energy for the Diffusion of Fe3+ Ions in Agar Gel Medium Containing Various Transition Metal Sulfates, N.S.Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, J.Solution.Chem (2010) 39: 87–95.
  • Tracer Diffusion of Cr3+ Ions in Agar Gel Media Containing Transition-Metal Sulfates, N. S. Rajurkar and Mohini Kute, J. Chem. Eng. Data 2010, 55, 1804–1807.
Area of interest :Nuclear chemistry
Workshop :Homi Bhabha Centre for Education, Mumbai held during November 11-18, 2010
List of Workshops attended
  • Dr. Mohini Kute and Dr. Mukula Kulkarni have attended a workshop on ‘Scientific Writing and Communication Skills’ by Vidnyanbharati & Department of Chemistry, University of Pune during February 9-10, 2008.
  • Dr. Mohini Kute has attended a workshop on 62nd BRNS-IANCAS National Workshop on ‘Radiochemistry and its Applications to Multiple areas organized jointly by Chemistry department Mithibhai College, Mumbai and Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientists, October 28- November 11, 2006.
High Lights
  • Published 4 papers in international journals
  • Recipient of Young Scientist award at conference organized by Indian Society of Chemists
  • Presented paper at several national and international conferences
  • Worked as a research assistant at Ground water Survey and Development Agency (GSDA).

Email : mohini.kute@moderncollegeggk.org
mohini1097@gmail.com
Name :Ms. Ketaki S. Mulay
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification :M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry), NET-JRF, SET
Experience :Teaching: 1 & 1/2 years (UG & PG)         Industrial: 6 months
Area of interest :synthetic organic chemistry and nucleoside chemistry
High Lights
  • ACORIS (HIKAL) merit based fellowship for M.Sc.
  • Attended workshop on reframing of S.Y. B. Sc. syllabus.
  • Guidance for projects to postgraduate students.
  • Passed MS-CIT with 96%

Email : ketaki.mulay@moderncollegegk.org
kesamu_mulay@yahoo.co.in
Name :Ms. Revati R. Kulkarni
Designation :Assistant professor
Qualification :M. Sc. (Organic Chemistry), SET, NET.
Experience :Teaching: 2 years (PG)
Area of interest :synthetic chemistry
High Lights
  • ACORIS(HIKAL) merit based fellowship for M.Sc.
  • Guidance for projects to postgraduate students.
  • Attended national conference on medicinal chemistry

Email : revati.kulkarni@moderncollegegk.org
kul.revati@yahoo.com
Name :Mrs Gayatri Swapnil Shrotriya
Educational Qualificaion : M.Sc(organic chemistry), NET
Experience : 6 years
Name :Ms Priyanka Sakhare
Educational Qualificaion : NET DEC-2009 (LS), M.Sc. Organic Chemistry with ‘O’ grade 2010, MS-CIT passed in 2006, Diploma in Multimedia Application 2006
Experience :Six Months.
Achievements
  • Summer Project Fellowship of  IAS 2009.
  • Summer Project at IISc, Banglore under Prof. S.Chandrasekharn for two months.
  • M.Sc. Prpject at NCL, Pune under Dr.G.Pandey.

Courses

UNDER GRADUATE COURSES


Course Name Duration of Course Current Strength
B.Sc. (Chemistry) Three years 24


POST GRADUATE COURSES


Course Name Duration of Course Intake Strength
M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) 2 Years M. Sc. I 45
M. Sc. II 45