Department of Chemistry


To impart quality higher education in all branches of Chemistry along with excellence in research to provide manpower to multisectoral Industries, Research Institutions and Academia.


  • Propagation of higher education in Chemistry and provide wider job opportunities.
  • To be committed in preparing competitive and professional post graduates and researchers, having sound knowledge of basics and applied chemistry for the betterment of society.
  • To provide a strong interaction with industry for national and international impact.


  • To enhance the quality of chemistry education through interactions with industry.
  • Encourage the students of 1st generation of learners for understanding of basics and applications of chemistry.
  • To provide training for students appearing for competitive exams SET/NET/Others.
  • Enhancing services to community.


The University Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, established in the year 1967, conducts Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) 4-SEMESTER- courses in Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Analytical Chemistry, leading to the award of M. Sc. degree of the Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai. In addition, it also conducts program leading to Ph. D. degree. The Department is a receipient of DST-FIST and UGC-SAP grants. The Department has been conferred autonomous status from the academic year 2009-10.
Since inception of the department, over 2000 students have taken their Master‟s degree by papers; more than 250 students have been awarded doctorates, and more than 150 students have taken their M. Sc. Degree by research. Under the M. Phil. programme, 50 teachers from affiliated colleges have received their degrees. After autonomy of the department, over 381 students have taken their Master‟s degree by papers; more than 93 students have been awarded doctorates, and more than 16 students have taken their M. Sc. Degree by research. It is indeed a pleasure to report that alumni of the department are holding key positions in the industry and academic institutions.


There are four M. Sc. Paper Laboratories well equipped with the necessary instruments/ infrastructure to perform experiments in Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry.
All the research students are comfortably accommodated in the various research laboratories. There is a computer laboratory equipped with twelve computers with internet connection.
The Department is well equipped with the necessary infrastructure and sophisticated instruments. A 300 MHz NMR and CHN analyzer have been procured through the DST-FIST program. GC-MS instrument has been procured through UGC-SAP program. In addition, the department has FTIR, UV-Visible spectrophotometers, Spectrofluorimeter, HPLC, GC, Digital Polarimeter, Ion meters, Electro-chemical workstations, CVD, Catalytic Hydrogenator, Microwave Oven, Auto-titrator, Ultrasonic reactors, TG/DTA, AAS, GPC and XRD. The department has also acquired new technological devices such as Audio-Visual system, LCD Projector, E-Beam System, Media Imager and Visual Presenter. Internet access is provided to the staff and research as well as paper students.
The Department has a seminar room with seating capacity of 60.
The Department has its own library on the ground floor of Sant Dnyaneshwar Bhavan. In addition, Jawaharlal Nehru Library, which is a central library at the Vidyanagari campus, is well equipped with books, journals, periodicals and Encyclopedias of Chemistry. There is a separate facility for carrying out literature survey. The students enrolled in the Department can avail of reading as well as lending facilities.
Six rooms in Boy’s hostel and Eight in Girl’s hostel are reserved for the Department students. These hostel rooms are allotted as per the University rules.


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How to reach: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, Santacruz (East), Mumbai :- 400098.
Phone: 022-2652 6119
Fax: 022-2652 8547

Post Graduate

Programme name M. Sc. (Chemistry)
Duration 2 years

Intake capacity:

Physical Chemistry 20
Inorganic Chemistry 20
Organic Chemistry 20
Analytical Chemistry 20

In the first year students have to study all four subjects.
In second year they are specialized in individual branch.

(b) M. Sc. (by research)

Teaching Staff


Inorganic Chemistry
Designation : Professor and Head
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sdpawar Name : Dr. Suresh Damdoar Pawar
Designation : Associate Professor in Chemistry
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Sachar Name : Dr. Shilpee Sachar
Designation : Assistant Professor
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manjare Name : Dr. Sudesh T. Manjare
Designation : Assistant Professor in Chemistry
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Analytical Chemistry
chemis8 Name : DR. MANJUSHA A. KARVE
Designation : Professor
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Designation : Professor in Chemistry
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popatkar Name : Dr. Bhushan B. Popatkar
Designation : Assistant Professor in Chemistry
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Physical Chemistry
Designation : Professor in Chemistry
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Designation : Professor in Chemistry
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badani Name : Dr. Purav M. Badani
Designation : Assistant Professor in Chemistry
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kadu Name : Dr. Arun K. Kadu
Designation : Assistant Professor in Chemistry
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Organic Chemistry
chemis6 Name : Mr. Ramchandra Govind Thorat
Designation : Assistant Professor in Chemistry
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chemis2 Name : DR. A. V. KARNIK
Designation : UGC-BSR Faculty
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Non-Teaching Staff

Superintendent Vacant
Head Clerk (Stores) Mr. G. Salvi
Assistant Accountant Vacant
Sr. Typist Clerk Mrs. S. Shardul
Jr.Typist Clerk Mrs. S. R. Dalvi
Jr. Typist Clerk Vacant
Jr.Typist Clerk Vacant
Jr.Typist Clerk Vacant
Lower Grade Stenographer Vacant

Technical Staff: 

Junior Micro Analyst Vacant
Technical Assistant Vacant
Technical Assistant P. M. Padelwar
Technical Assistant Vacant
Junior Analyst Ms. S. B. Meshram
Junior Analyst Ms. S. B. Gawkar
Junior Analyst Ms. A. J. Jadhav
Electrician Mr. P. Y. Kamble
Sr. Laboratory Assistant Vacant

Research Assistant: 
Research Assistant Dr. (Ms.) N. M. Matkar

Laboratory Assistant:

A. P. Mayekar

Laboratory Attendants:

G. R. Padelkar
D. R. Borade
M. R. Kanchi
S. N. Parad

Office Attendants:

Office Peon:



S. D. Tawade


Research Program

Programme Name: Ph. D. in Chemistry.

Intake Capacity: 58

Sr. No. Name of the Research Guide Designation Research Expertise/ Thrush Area of Research Intake capacity
1. Dr. S. S. Garje Professor Development of simple, eco-friendly single source molecular precursors (SSPs) which can lead to phase pure and uniform morphology nanoparticles and thin films


2. Dr. N. G. Shimpi Professor Nanomaterials and their functionalization, Biodegradable polymers and rubber nanocomposites, Materials for gas sensing, Nanocatalysts and their applications in organic transformation reactions, Synthesis of carbon nanotubes and its functionalization, Nanomaterials for effective degradation of dyes, Synthesis of nanofibers and binary materials.


3. Dr. R. M. Kamble Professor Design, Synthesis and characterization of novel AIE functional organic materials for applications in Organic Light Emitting Devices (OLEDs), Bio-imaging and Solar cells


4. Dr. S. D. Pawar Professor Solvent extraction and Environmental Chemistry


5. Dr. Dr. V. R. Patil Associate Professor Water soluble polymers, Light emitting polymers, Polymer-nano composites, Synthesis of coordination compounds, Nano Chemistry.


6. Dr. Shilpi Sachar Assistant Professor Solubility and stability properties of therapeutic drugs in the pre-formulation stage by complexing with different surface active agents, Surface modifications of nanoparticles, Colloidal Chemistry and its applications in nanotechnology and bio-medical field.


7. Dr. P. M. Badani Assistant Professor Computational Chemistry: Molecular Modeling and reaction dynamics.


8. Dr. S. T. Manjare Assistant Professor Synthesis and Bio-applications of Chalcogen-based Small Molecular Probes


9. Dr. A. K. Kadu Assistant Professor Electrochemical and Biological Sensors (Ion Selective and Chemically Modified Electrodes), nano-composites for sensors and catalyst. Catalyst for organic reactions.


10. Dr. A. V. Karnik UGC-BSR-Faculty Design, synthesis and study of the stereochemical aspect of various classes of organic chiral molecules having potential applications in the broad area of chiral chemistry. 8