Department of Chemistry रसायनशास्त्र विभाग
The department of Chemistry was established in 1968 with Chemistry as one optional subject for B. Sc.
Chemistry puts you at the heart of science, and Chemistry graduates are in demand by some of the most successful industries in India. Chemistry is often referred to as the ‘Central Science’ because an understanding of materials at a molecular level underpins research and development from Biology to Solid State Physics.
The Dept. was established in 1968 with opening of the college. The B. Sc. Course was started initially with 20 students. As per the strength of student and increased workload the faculty members joined the department. After these 63 years the students are successfully learning at junior, senior, post-graduate and Ph. D. level. The highly qualified and dedicated teachers are core strengths of the Department and they are performing their role to shape the destinies of these students. The department is actively engaged in research activities. To run the activities the dept. has well-equipped spacious laboratories and departmental library with internet facility. It is one of the largest departments of VinayakraoPatilMahavidyalaya. Department has significantly contributed towards synthesis of bioactive heterocycles, development of environmentally accepted new synthetic protocols, coordination chemistry, heterogeneous novel catalysis, environmental chemistry and surface chemistry. Department has received funds from UGC New Delhi and also the adequate support from the Dr. BabasahebAmbedkarMarathwada University, Aurangabad. The Department has started regular M. Sc. (Organic Chemistry) course from the academic year 2007-2008.
The labs are also equipped with instruments like High performance Liquid Chromatography, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, UV-visible Spectrophotometer, Spectrophotometer, Conductivity meters, pH meters, Flame Photometers, Colorimeter, Centrifuge Machines, Digital Balances, water analysis kit etc.
A degree in Chemistry makes you highly employable: not only does it provide you with quantitative and practical skills for scientific and technical roles, but it also develops your transferable skills such as problem-solving that are valued by all employers. After graduation, students can get enrolled in PG courses such as M.Sc. in Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Analytical, Polymer Science, Forensic Science, Material Science, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology etc. There is a need for B.Sc. graduates in the industries across the world.
Goals of the Department
The basic objective of the Department of Chemistry is to educate the next generation of chemists with the capacity to solve real problems and provide leadership that can lead to the economic and social transformation. To this end we see:
- To impart sufficient qualitative/quantitative analytical and synthetic chemical knowledge and skills to our students to be able to analyse and solve real-world problems
- To maintain sound degree programs that prepare students for advanced study in chemistry, careers in chemical industry, and provide a chemistry foundation.
- To impart ability to analyse complex chemical problems
- To develops students' ability to acquire new knowledge for a range of work areas
- To develop the students' capacity to readily adapt to and make use of emerging technologies.
- To develop scientific approach and analytical attitude to all day-today life happenings of the universe
- To create awareness about the climate change and environmental problems in the present technology driven world
- To enhance employable skills among the students to think out of box, job opportunities, in the field of Chemistry over conventional jobs like teaching
- To motivate the spirit of research to do higher studies and research works in the future life of students and to update the recent trends in the field of Chemistry.
- To inculcate habit of scientific attitude in every, day-to-day life applications
Scope and importance of the subject:
Chemistry is the foundation of nature, the gigantically need of every man, because the food, water, clothes, etc. were made through the process of chemistry. Chemistry is the science dealing with materials, their composition, and the changes, which they undergo. Chemistry and chemical changes help us understand the human body. Chemistry contributes to our existenceand our quality of life. All living processes are chemical reactions. Everything we use, wear, live in, ride in, and play which is produced through controlled chemical reactions. Chemists design reactions that will convert chemical substances we find around us into chemical substances that serve our needs.
Chemistry answers the needs of our society through a deep understanding of the factors that govern and furnish control of chemical reactions. It plays a critical role in man’s attempt to feed the world population, to tap new sources of energy, to clothe and house humankind, to provide renewable substitutes for dwindling or scarce materials, to improve health and conquer disease, and to monitor and protect our environment. Because of this responsiveness to human needs, chemistry has become a crucial factor in the nation’s economic well-being. Nothing concerns humans more than questions about the nature of life and how to preserve it. Since all life processes are brought about by chemical changes, understanding chemical reactivity is a vital foundation for our ultimate understanding of life. Thus chemistry, along with biology, contributes to human knowledge in areas of universal philosophical significance.
The great challenge in chemistry is the development of a coherent explanation of the complex behavior of materials, why they appear as they do, what gives them their enduring properties, and how interactions among different substances can bring about the formation of new substances and the destruction of old ones. From the earliest attempts to understand the material world in rational terms, chemists have struggled to develop theories of matter that satisfactorily explain both permanence and change. The ordered assembly of indestructible atoms into small and large molecules, or extended networks of intermingled atoms, is generally accepted as the basis of permanence, while the reorganization of atoms or molecules into different arrangements lies behind theories of change. Thus chemistry involves the study of the atomic composition and structural architecture of substances, as well as the varied interactions among substances that can lead to sudden, often violent reactions.
Chemistry also is concerned with the utilization of natural substances and the creation of artificial ones. Cooking, fermentation, glass making, and metallurgy are all chemical processes that date from the beginnings of civilization. Today, vinyl, Teflon, liquid crystals, semiconductors, and superconductors represent the fruits of chemical technology. The 20th century has seen dramatic advances in the comprehension of the marvelous and complex chemistry of living organisms, and a molecular interpretation of health and disease holds great promise. Modern chemistry studies materials as small as single atoms and as large and complex as DNA, which contains millions of atoms. New substances can even be designed to bear desired characteristics and then synthesized. The rate at which chemical knowledge continues to accumulate is remarkable. Over time more than 8,000,000 different chemical substances, both natural and artificial, have been characterized and produced. The number was less than 500,000 as recently as 1965
Due to highly prized nature of Chemistry and its diverse curriculum, it lays the foundation for extremely productive and exciting career in variety of disciplines as pharmaceutical, agrochemical, mineralogy, molecular biology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, polymer technology, teaching research, scientific publication and so on. The importance of Chemistry would not diminish over time, so it will remain a promising career path. In a nut shell, the study of Chemistry provides a vehicle for obtaining an education for life in a broad sense, so welcome to the great world of chemistry.
The Department of Chemistry was established in 1968 with a B.Sc. degree.
Department - Student Activities:
At present, the department has 02 teaching staff.
Dr. S. N. Thore
Head of the Department of Chemistry
- The Department has organized one national level conference on .
- The department has organized four regional level workshops for senior college teachers in the subject of Zoology.
- Two Minor Research Project have been completed.
- Two ongoing Faculty Minor Research Project under UGC Scheme STRIDE – I.
- Three Student Research Project have been completed under UGC Scheme STRIDE – I.
The programme offered: B.Sc. (Chemistry)
F. Y. B.Sc.
S. Y. B.Sc.
T. Y. B.Sc.
Dr. C. V. Sirsat
(Associate Professor & Head)
Dr. B. N. Jadhav
Departmental Time Table
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Faculty Activities 2016 to 2021- View
1 Seminars/conferences/workshops conducted by the Department
- One Day workshop on Organic Farming March 2021. View Report
2. Departmental Tours for Student:
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In the next 5 Years:
- To Develop research lab for academic research
- To start skill development course
- To start PG in Zoology
In the next 10 Years:
To start well equipped Zoological Museum.
To start well equipped Microbiology and Protozoology lab.
o start orninthological research lab and bird watching centre in this region.
Dr. C. V. Sirsat
Head of the Department,
Department of Zoology,
Vinayakrao Patil Mahavidyalaya,
Vaijapur, Dist. Aurangabad –
Tel: +91 9421417121