The University Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, established in the year 1967, conducts two year post-graduate course in Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and Analytical Chemistry, leading to the award of M. Sc. (By Papers) degree of the University of Mumbai. In addition, it also conducts programs for M. Sc. (By Research), and Ph. D. degrees. On behalf of the University of Mumbai, the Department also acts as a centralized admission center for admission to M. Sc. (By Papers) course under different zones for the benefit of the students registering at the various affiliated colleges. The Department is actively engaged in organizing Refresher Courses for teachers sponsored by U. G. C. and the State Government. It also conducts workshops for teachers for effective, smooth teaching and uniformity in the implementation of the revised syllabi from time to time. In addition, the Department also organizes, jointly with other reputed institutes and registered societies, lectures, workshops and Research Scholars? Meets, Science day etc. for the benefit of teachers and students. The Department also offers consultancy services to the industry, whenever solicited. Every year, the Department organizes lectures under Dr. R. C. Shah Memorial Endowment and Dr. A. B. Kulkarni Endowment, which are delivered by eminent chemists of the country. While the University of Mumbai finances the research programmes, additional finance required for research work is sought by individual faculty members from various national funding agencies such as UGC, DST, CSIR etc. and also from the Department. Since inception of the Department, over 1300 students have taken their Master?s degree by papers, more than 150 students have been awarded doctorates, while a greater number of students have taken their M. Sc. Degree by research. Under the M. Phil. Programme, 50 teachers from affiliated colleges have received their degrees. It is indeed a pleasure to report that alumni of the Department are holding key positions in the Industry and academic institutions.
A post-graduate institution is judged not only by maintenance of high teaching standards, but also by its focus on research activity. Though plagued by problems of infrastructure in terms of senior academic positions, the Department has consistently endeavoured to raise its standards. It is heartening to point out that members of the faculty have been receiving appreciative comments on their research articles/reviews in standard journals. Prof. M. A. Nabar and Prof. B. D. Hosangadi have been awarded the ?Best Teacher Award? by the Maharashtra State for the year 1987-88 and 1998-99 respectively.
It is even more pleasing to record that due to excellence in research and as a distinguished contributor to the field of chemistry, Dr V. D. Athawale?s biography has been solicited and published in the 19th edition of the renowned Marquis Who?s Who, as a token of honour and recognition.
Recently the department has been sanctioned a grant of Rs. 30 lakhs under the UGC X plan.
The Department is housed in Lokmanya Tilak Bhavan and the ground floor of Sant Dnyaneshwar Bhavan in the Vidyanagari Campus of the University of Mumbai. The Vidyanagari Campus is about 7 km from Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. It is accessible both by Central Railway (Kurla) and Western Railway (Santacruz) by the BEST bus routes. The bus route Nos. 313 and 318 plying between Santacruz and Kurla pass via Vidyanagari. Additionally route Nos. 37 (between Kurla & J. M. Mehta Marg), 306 (between Santacruz & Mulund), 312 (between Seepz & Pr. Thackeray Chowk), 374 (between Goregaon & Anushakti Nagar) and 449 (between Dharavi & Dahisar) pass via Vidyanagari.
There are four M. Sc. Laboratories well equipped with the necessary equipments/ instruments/ infrastructure to perform experiments in Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. A seminar room with a seating capacity of 50 is housed in Sant Dnyaneshwar Bhavan.
M.Sc. by Papers
M.Sc. by Research
Specialization & Intake capacity at M.Sc. (by Papers):
Physical Chemistry - 20
Inorganic Chemistry - 20
Organic Chemistry - 20
Analytical Chemistry - 20
M. Sc. laboratories are well equipped with the necessary equipments / Instruments / Infrastructure to perform experiments in Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. A seminar room with a seating capacity of 40 is housed in Dnyaneshwar Bhavan.
Department of Chemistry
University of Mumbai
Mumbai - 400 098
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