AbouT Department

 

The Department of Chemistry at Balwant College, Vita is one of the premier chemistry departments in the region because of three major M.Sc. specialization i) Organic Chemistry ii) Inorganic Chemistry iii) Analytical Chemistry with student capacity 20 each of subject specialization.

The department has also carrying M. Phil. as well as Ph. D. program under Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The faculty members are recognized as leaders in their fields and have received numerous awards. With an excellent record of generating undergraduate and post graduate students along with quality research, the Department has become a leader in many of the most significant areas of chemistry R&D: Materials chemistry, Synthetic chemistry and Nano-science.

In addition to nationally acclaimed strengths in faculty research and graduate education, the Chemistry Department at Balwant College is also proclaimed as leader in the university. With a dedicated staff and state-of-the-art research support facilities, department of chemistry is an excellent place to work, study or pursue your love of chemistry. 

 

 Objectives

The main object of the Department of Chemistry, Balwant College, Vita is to create and maintain programs of excellence in the areas of teaching, research, education and public outreach.

  The major goals are

  1. Tto produce outstanding graduate as well as post graduate students,
  2. Provide innovative, dedicated teaching and values at both the graduate and postgraduate levels to produce not only good chemist but also better human beings
  3. Communicate the excitement of chemistry to the public at large.

 Values

  • We value the development of knowledgeable and inquisitive students in the chemical professions.
  • We value quality undergraduate research opportunities designed to make involvement in state of the art chemical research a part of a student's chemistry education.
  • We value access to a quality education in chemistry for a diverse range of students.
  • We value rigorous standards for teaching and learning.
  • We value effective and innovative teaching practices.
  • We value a collaborative, collegial, and cooperative teaching and learning community composed of diverse scholars.

We value the synergistic relationship of teaching, scholarship, and service

Course Outcome

  1. To the development of knowledgeable and inquisitive students in the chemical professions.
  2. The department provides rigorous preparation of citizens whose career paths require expertise in chemistry.
  3. The expertise students can use their knowledge to the carrier path in reputed national and multinational chemical companies as well as some competitive examinations.

Program Specific outcome

  1. The production of knowledgeable and inquisitive students in the chemical professions.
  2. The knowledge of students very beneficial to searching job opportunity into the reputed national and multinational chemical companies as well as some competitive examinations.

 

Services , Instruments & Collaboration

Services
  1. Soil and Water analysis
  2. FTIR Spectrophotometer
  3. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

Instruments

  1. FTIR Spectrophotometer
  2. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  3. Kjeldahl instrument
  4. Double beam UV Spectrophotometer
  5. Single beam UV Spectrophotometer
  6. Rota evaporator
  7. Flame Photometer
  8. Dimerstat with magnetic stirrer
  9. Digital Instruments required for regular practical.

Collaboration

  1. Supriya Life sciences, Chiplun
  2. P. D. V. P. College, Tasgaon
  3. Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Students Progression

Results B. Sc. III

Sr. No.

Year

Percentage of Passing

1

2017-18

75.06 %

2

2018-19

 82.84%

Results M. Sc. II

Sr. No.

Class

Percentage of Passing

2017-18

2018-19

1

M. Sc. II (Organic Chemistry)

88.88%

88.88 %

2

M. Sc. II (Inorganic Chemistry)

100%

85.00 %

3

M. Sc. II
(Analytical Chemistry)

-

57.14 %

 

Pie chart of UG students

 

Research

List of Publications

  1. A Pongamia pinnata pods based activated carbon as an efficient scavenger for adsorption of toxic Co (II): kinetic and thermodynamic study

   S. A. Patil, S. K. Patil, A. S. Sartape, S. C. Bhise, M. M. Vadiyar, M. A. Anuse, S. S. Kolekar
Separation Science and Technology, 2019,1-15.

  1. Eco-friendly dyeing of cotton with brown natural dye extracted from Ficus amplissima

   Smith leaves
   Sudhir Kumbhar, Prakash Hankare, Sandip Sabale, Rajendra Kumbhar
Environmental Chemistry Letters ,2019,17(2),1161-1166.

  1. CuO nanoparticles and nanobelts catalyzed potent synthesis of benzopyran derivatives Abhijeet Mulik, Pravin Hegade, Swapnajit Mulik, Madhukar Deshmukh

     Research on Chemical Intermediate 2019 doi – 10.1007/s11164-019-03925-x

  1.  Efficiant Synthesis of 4H-chromene derivatives using Schiff base metal complex as catalyst 

   S. V. Mulik, S. N. Abdar, D. D. Pawar, R. M. Shinde, P. G. Hegade, A. G. Mulik.
International journal of Research and Analytical Reviews ICAPAS-2019.

  1. Enhanced exciplex emission of pyrene thin films doped by perylene: Structural, photophysical and morphological investigation

   Netaji K. Desai, Prasad R. Mahajan, G. B. Kolekar, and Shivajirao R. Patil
   Journal of Fluorescence, 2018, 1-7.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10895-018-2252-1

  1. Selective detection of CO2+ by fluorescent nano probe: Diagnostic approach for analysis of environmental samples and biological activities

   Prasad G. Mahajan, Nilam C. Dige, Netaji K. Desai, Shivajirao R. Patil, Vijay V.
Kondalkar Seong-Karp Hong and Ki Hwan Lee
   Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 198, 2018,
   136-144.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386142518301951?via%3Dihub

  1. The Novel Method for Determination of Stoichiometry of Cotton Fabric Dyed with Quercetin Dye and Alum Mordant

   S. B. Kumbhar, R. R. Kumbhar, P. P. Hankare,
   Ajanta, 7 (4), 2018, 23-29.

  1. Studies on Structural, Optical, Thermal and Electrical Characterization of Perylene-Doped p-terphenyl Luminophors

   Netaji K. Desai, Dhanaji P. Bhopate, Prasad G. Mahajan, Dattatray K. Dalavi, Avinash A. Kamble, Anil H. Gore, T. D. Dongale, Govind B. Kolekar and Shivajirao R. Patil
   Journal of Fluorescence, 2017, 1-13.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10895-017-2172-5

  1. Synthesis, characterization, electrical and luminescence performance of novel copolymer of anthracene/pyrrole

   N. K. Desai, T. D. Dongale, G. B. Kolekar,  and S. R. Patil
   Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 28(7), 2017, 5116 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10854-016-6167-9.

  1. Efficient, rapid avenue for synthesis of highly substituted piperidines using polystyrene sulfonic acid

Abhijeet Mulik, Pravin Hegade,  Dayanand Patil, Ganpatrao Mulik, Suresh Salunkhe,  Madhukar Deshmukh
Chem Intermed., 2017, 43, 729.

  1. Removal of malachite green dye from aqueous solution with adsorption technique using Limonia acidissima (wood apple) shell as low cost adsorbent

   A. S. Sartape, A. M. Mandhare, V. V. Jadhav, P. D. Raut, M. A. Anuse, S. S. Kolekar
Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 10, s3229-s3238,2017

  1. Tailor-made dicationic ionic liquid as a fluorescent sensor sfor detection of hydroquinone and catechol

  S. K. Patil, S. A. Patil, M. M. Vadiyar, D. V. Awale, A. S. Sartape, G. B. Kolekar, U. V. Ghorpade, J. H. Kim, S. S. Kolekar
Journal of molecular liquids 244,39-45,2017.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR: 2019-20

Month

Week

Departmental Activity

JUNE

2nd

Placement initiative for B.Sc./M.Sc. pass out

3rd

Departmental Meeting

JULY

1st

Distribution of Syllabus

2nd

Inauguration of Chemistry club

3rd

Welcome Fucion of M.Sc. Part- I

4th

Alumini Meet

AUGUST

1st

Unit Test

2nd

Workshop on Revised Syllabus of M.Sc. Part – II (Inorg.Chem.)

3rd

Commencement of C.O.C. in Water & Soil Analysis

4th

Student Enrichment Lectures

SEPTEMBER

1st

Awareness Programme for Farmers- Importance of Soil Analysis

2nd

Lecture on SET/NET

3rd

Motivational Lectures – Organized by Chemistry club

4th

Release of Inaugural Edition of the Wallpaper

OCTOBER

1st

Parents Meet, Lecture on SET/NET

2nd

B.Sc. Part – I Preliminary Exam.

3rd

Celebration of ‘Mole Day (Oct. 23) – Invited Lecture

4th

University Examination

NOVEMBER

1st

University Examination

2nd

University Examination

3rd

University Examination

4th

University Examination

DECEMBER

1st

Balwant Chem.-Quiz organized by Chemistry Club

2nd

Celebration of ‘National Chemistry Day’ (Dec. 10)

3rd

Student Seminars M.Sc. part – II / Alumini Meet

4th

Student Seminars M.Sc. part - II

JANUARY

1st

Student Enrichment Lectures

2nd

Unit Test, Lecture on SET/NET

3rd

Study Tour- Visit to Chemical Industry (B.Sc./M.Sc.)

4th

Inter – Collegiate Poster Competition organized by Chemistry Club

FEBRUARY

1st

Invited Lectures – Career Opportunities for Chemistry Students

2nd

Celebration of ‘Science Day’ – Poster Competition

3rd

Soft Skill Development Workshop, Lecture on SET/NET

4th

Departmental Meeting

MARCH APRIL

1st – 4th

University Examination

1st – 4th

University Examination /placement drive.

Acheivements

Special Achievements of Dept:
  1. Miss Veronika Fernandez of B. Sc. I stood first in state level STSE organized by Balbheem college, Beed.
  2. Highest strength of final year class consistently from the last few years.
  3. Rankers at the intercollegiate competitions with respect to poster presentation, model making, quiz and lecture organized by Rajaram College, Kolhapur.
  4. One of the faculty member, Dr. S. D. Bajaga got sanctioned Rs. 100,000/- from UGC for the minor research project on the water analysis.
  5. Dr. S. D. Bajaga published 6 text books for B. Sc. I in chemistry bearing ISBNs.

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