DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

BRIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT

Department of Chemistry is one of the oldest department which is started with the inception of the Institution in 1969. In the year 2000, Post-Graduate department in Chemistry come into existence with the introduction of M. Sc. Chemistry with specialization as Organic Chemistry.

The Research laboratory of the department has been recognized in 2014 by RTMNU, Nagpur for Ph. D. with capacity of 10 research students.

The department also offers UGC Community College’s Certificate Course in ‘Power Plant Chemistry’ in Collaboration with Adani Power Maharashtra Ltd, Tirora, Distt. Gondia.

The department also offers add on courses in collaboration with IIT, Mumbai.

Department of Chemistry
PROGRAMMES OFFERED

The Department runs three years B.Sc. Degree (CBS pattern) with six semesters, two years M.Sc. degree (CBCS pattern) course spread over four semesters. It also runs research programs leading to Ph.D. degrees.

Sr.
No
Programme
Level
CourseDurationEntry
Qualification
Sanctioned
Student
Strength
Combinations/
Specialization
Annual / Semester / CBCS
01UGB.Sc. 3 Years
6 SEM
H.S.S.C.--CBZ, PCM, CMZ, CMB, CMBth.Semester
02PGM.Sc.
Chemistry
2 Years
4 SEM
B.Sc.22Organic ChemistryCBCS
03Ph. D.Ph.D.--M.Sc. 10

Programmes

  1. B.Sc. with five subject combinations Chemistry Botany Zoology (CBZ), Physics Chemistry Mathematics (PCM), Chemistry Microbiology Zoology (CMZ), Chemistry Microbiology Botany (CMB), and Chemistry Microbiology Biotechnology (CMBth) – Students are admitted to the B.Sc. course on the basis of their percentages in the HSSC.
  2. M.Sc. with specialization in Organic Chemistry (Capacity of 22 students)- Students are admitted to the M.Sc. course on the basis of their percentages in the B.Sc. degree. During the first year of M.Sc., the students are taught core courses in Chemistry. During the 3rd and 4th semesters, students undertake optional courses and specialization courses besides a few core courses.
  3. The M.Sc. students also carry out a project during the last semester. Examinations for M.Sc. students are held as per the Credit System rules laid down by the University and involve continuous assessment (Internal Assessment) and a term-end examination each semester.
  4. Ph.D. (Capacity 10 students)- Students are admitted on the basis of Ph.D. Entrance Tests (PET) conducted by RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur or if they have qualified any of the National or State level Eligibility tests (NET, SET, GATE).
FACULTY
PhotoName of Faculty QualificationDesignationReg. Ph. D.
students
Publications
Dr Manojkumar PatleDr. M. R. Patle
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M.Sc. B.Ed. Ph.D. PG dip Nano.
Head,
Associate Professor
0315
Dr. K. M. Hatzade
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M.Sc. B.Ed. Ph.D.
Associate Professor0221
Dr. S. B. Narde
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M.Sc. B.Ed. (NET), Ph.D
Assistant Professor11
Prof Rajkumar PatleMr. R. M. Patle
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M.Sc. B.Ed. (SET) GATE-2014 Assistant Professor01
Miss. A. V. Meshram
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M.Sc., NETAssistant Professor
Dr. A. K. ParmarM. Sc., B. Ed., Ph.D.CHB02
Mr. Lalit D. KatreM.Sc., SETApproved CHB
Miss. Shital DekateM.Sc., SETApproved CHB
Miss. K. T. PardhiM.Sc., NETApproved CHB
Miss. S. ShuklaM.Sc., SETApproved CHB
NON-TEACHING STAFF
Mr. R. B. Funde Laboratory Attendant
Mr. K. N. Kachhawe Laboratory Attendant
Mr. P. C. Bisen Laboratory Attendant
DEPARTMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Well Equipped Laboratories

DepartmentHeadCapacityRemark
ChemistryLaboratory C1
40 StudentsTotal area under Chemistry Department: 678.34 Sq. meter
(approximate)
Laboratory C240 Students
Laboratory C330 Students
Research Lab
10 Students
Instrumentation Laboratory20 Students
Laboratory C5 (Jr)60 Students
Store
HoD’s Chamber:
Staff Room for Members of Faculty
Conference Room 17 seat

PG Class Room 20 Students
ICT facilities04 Computers with Internet,
Projector and 02 Printers
Instrumentation :

1. UV-Visible Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu)
2. Electronic Analytical Balance (Shimadzu)
3. Rotatory vacuum Evaporator
4. Analytical pH / Conductivity meter
5. Muffle Furnace
6. Microwave Oven
7. Shaking Machine with thermostat
8. Double distillation assembly

RESEARCH

The department is recognized as a Centre for Higher Learning and research by R. T. M. Nagpur University, Nagpur offers Doctoral Research in Chemistry.

Recognized Research Supervisors

Dr. M. R. Patle

Dr. K. M. Hatzade

Research Contribution of the Department

Name of Student Supervisor Topic Status
1 Mr. M. M. Ali Dr. N. K. Khaty Study of Physiochemical Characteristics of Ground Water of Part of Gondia District With Emphasis on Geogenic Fluoride Contamination. Awarded
2 Mr. A. K. Parmar Dr. M. R. Patle “Design, Synthesis and Molecular Modelling Studies of New Anti-Tuberculosis Agents.” Awarded
3 Mr. C. V. Bisen “Designing, Synthesis and Characterization of Quinoline Based New Anti-Tuberculoses Agents.”
4 Mrs. S. M. Dekate Dr. K. M. Hatzade “Synthesis and biological activities of substituted AzolylThiazoles”  Working

 

 


Research Publications and Output

(Aggregate for previous 05 years)

No .of papers in Conference No. of Paper published Total Source : – Google Scholar & Scopus
Citation indices Impact factor(Max.) h-index i10-index
20 42 62 119 3.467 06 04
Minor Research Project: 03 Completed

 

 

Research Project: 03 Minor research project

Sr. No. Title Funding agency Year of Sanction Sanctioned Amount Period Present Status
1

Identification of Novel Chemicals compounds as Anti-tuberculosis agent by using Computational approaches

PI- Dr. M. R. Patle

UGC 2012 170000/- 2 Years Completed
2

Synthesis and Biological studies of Nitrogen and Sulphur containing Heterocycles

PI- Dr. K M Hatzade

UGC 2012 170000/- 2 Years Completed
3

Synthesis and Biological studies of substituted pyrazolo[1,5]pyrimidine-3-carboxamide compounds

PI –Ms. S. B. Narde

UGC 2012 170000/- 2 Years Completed

Micro-scale Techniques in Chemistry Practical

In general, organic and inorganic qualitative analysis constitutes a major bulk in curriculum of chemistry in an academic programme. It consumes a major share of chemicals used not only in rising cost of chemicals which adversely affect the practical exercises. During the chemical reactions, there will be an evolution of fumes and the contaminants which ultimately effect the environment. The awareness of eco-friendly environment is becoming a global phenomenon. It is in this context, a need has arisen which was never felt so acute before, that the laboratory chemicals to be used to a minimal level without affecting the principles, skill and understanding of them. This requires a strong desire to develop a proper set of mind from teachers, research scholars and the students. The chemical analysis by Vogel prescribes the use of about 0.2 g chemical for every test of qualitative analysis. In the modern age of sophisticated instrumentation, this needs a drastic revision.

We propose to reduce the consumption of chemicals without any conceptual deviation from the principles. It uses the same conventional apparatus but on smaller size which saves time, energy and becomes economical to a chemist while performing the experiments.

As per Vogel’s “There is no sharp line of demarcation. Only the scale of operation is reduced, while concentration remains the same. Special experimental and reliable techniques are required for handling small quantities.” Micro qualitative analysis is good for beginners but as they grasp, it should be scaled down to gradually to semi micro levels.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

  • To make aware the chemist about microanalysis.
  • To develop themind of chemist for using minimal amounts for carrying the experiments.
  • The scaling down of quantities of chemicals and reagents will eventually leads to economy and also saves time, energy.
  • The most important thing is that the students understand better and they develop a clear sense of observation.
  • This improves the skill of the chemist and ultimately we got good quality analysts to our country which is today’s need, thereby reducing pollution and paving way to green chemistry concept.
  • As the experiments are small and easy to handle which eventually leads to less breakage.

Activities conducted by Department of Chemistry during last Five Years

Session 2016-17

  1. Mega Tree Plantation, 01/ 07/2016
  2. Pre Ph.D.-Course Work organized in collaboration with UGC-HRDC RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur
  3. Student Seminar, 10/02/2017 to 04/03/2017
  4. Science Exhibition, 19/08/2016
  5. One Day Workshop on women awareness regarding protective act against sexual harassment of women at work place, 27/02/2017

Session 2017-18

  1. Mega Tree Plantation
  2. All India Essay Writing Event- 2017 in collaboration with Shri Ram Chandra Mission

(SRCM) and United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan (UNIC)

  1. Poster Competition on the occasion of World Ozone Day, 16 th Oct, 2017.
  2. Student Seminar
  3. Visit to PalawarachiShala, Shivaji Nagar, Kudwa, Gondia -An evening school run by a

social activist for Mang-garudisamaj between 6.00 to 8.00 pm on 15 th January, 2018

along with our students

  1. Speech Competition on the topic “Women are real architect of society” on the occasion

of International Woman Day-2018.

Session 2018-19:

  1. Mega Tree Plantation at Bhagvtattola, Tiroda Road, Gondia on 9 th July 2018
  2. One Day Legal Awareness Programme (24th July 2018)
  3. RSC sponsored Seminar for UG, PG & Research Student in association with RSC West

India Section and IGNOU Regional Centre, Nagpur on 11 th August, 2018.

  1. All India Essay Writing Event- 2018 in collaboration with Shri Ram Chandra Mission

(SRCM) and United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan (UNIC)

  1. Celebration of Swami VivekandandaDigvijay Divas,11th September, 2018 (125 th

Anniversary of Swami Vivekandanda’s historic speech on 11 th September 1983 at the

Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, America)

  1. Poster Competition on 27 th September 2018 on subject Chemistry
  2. Student Seminar-2018
  3. Celebration of 150 th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

 

  1. Five Day’s Self Defense Training Workshop under CPE Scheme of UGC (26th to 30th

November 2018)

  1. Pulse Polio Abhiyan (Awareness through posters, rally and door to door Campaign and

participated in Govt. Polio Vaccination Programme on 10 th March, 2019)

  1. Celebration of International Woman’s Day-2019
  2. Save Water Save Life Campaign (14th March 2019)
  3. Chem-Quiz organized on 16 th March, 2019
  4. Seminar competition on 7 th March, 2019. The topic of the seminar was Chemistry in

everyday life and better tomorrow.

Session 2019-20:

  1. PG students seminar
  2. ‘Learn & Earn’ program for B Sc I year students in Collaboration with Lupin

Pharmaceuticals

  1. Research student presentation
  2. No Tobacco Day (11/07/2019)
  3. Tree Plantation at Mundipar forest landscape, Dist.-Gondia on 16/07/2019
  4. Lecture on “importance of Environment safety and protection” (13 July 2019)
  5. Teacher’s day celebration –Students delivered Seminars on this occasion
  6. Field Visit to Ruchi Agro Farm Raipur, Dist- Gondia (14/09/2019)
  7. Ozone Day Celebration (poster and poem competition to celebrate Ozone Day under the

theme ‘32 Years and Healings’ on 18/09/2019)

  1. Three Day Workshop on Self defense, Physical training, Goal Setting, Leadership and

Health and Nutrition from 15-17th of January, 2020

  1. Celebration of National Science Day(28/02/2019) – Science Exhibition ( Model and

Poster Competition)

  1. Awareness Program about washing of Hands by using Sanitizer and Demo of preparationof Sanitizer
  2. Webinar on “ICT tools used in Teaching Learning Process” key speaker – Dr. Vijay M.

Tandge, PGTD of Chemistry, R. T. M. Nagpur University, Nagpur on 25/05/2020.

 

Session 2020-21:

  1. Teacher’s Day Celebration – Online Speech Competition on #our teachers our heroes

(05/09/2020)

  1. Gandhi Jayanti Celebration – organized online quiz on life of Mahatma Gandhi(02/10/

2020)

  1. Celebration of National Youth Day (Swami VivekandaJayanti)- organized online quiz on

life of Swami Vivekanda (12/01/2021)

  1. Organized Student Seminar for B.Sc. students
  2. Extension activity ‘Plastic Free Village’ (07/03/ 2021)
  3. Legal awareness Programme on Juvenile Act and POCSO Act on the occasion of

International Woman’s Day(08/03/2021)

  1. Mask Distribution and Vaccination Awareness Drive (Summer-2021)
  2. Awareness Campaign about AarogyaSetu App and Co-WIN App (Summer-2021)
  3. Home Learning Campaign (Summer-2021)

 

Session 2021-22:

  1. Webinar on ‘Mahatma Gandhi: JeevanDarshan’ (04/10/2021)