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CHEMISTRY
Department of Chemistry
  • Introduction
  • Striking features
  • Career Options
  • Staff Members
  • Staff Achievements
  • Students Achievements
  • Departmental Activities
  • Infrastructural Facilities
Mithibai College was established by Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal in 1961, with Department of Chemistry as one of the largest departments having 28 to 29 staff members at the time. Since beginning the department of Chemistry has been providing with undergraduate course along with postgraduate courses in Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. Recently in the year 2012-2013, the department got an approval from the University of Mumbai to start with the postgraduate course in Analytical Chemistry.

Highly qualified, experienced and committed teaching faculty serves the department to hoist the budding scientists. It is their meticulous teaching that has given excellent results over the years. Many undergraduate students who opted for Chemistry got gold medal in the University examinations, is the testimony to this fact.

Also, there are co-operative non teaching staffs, who work in shifts, to cater the needs and requirements of the students.
 The students are encouraged to the best of their abilities to indulge in research work and pursue Ph.D. degree. Active research is being carried out in Organic, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry. In the year 2012-2013, four research scholars were awarded Doctorate degree in Chemistry. All through these years, the department through its various achievers has created its indelible credibility amongst recognized institutes over the world.. Our department strives to:
  • Support creation of hub of knowledge by encouraging participation and innovation through B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes.
  • To create highly competent professionals that will serve the community and the nation.
  • The Department of Chemistry endeavors to be a nationally-recognized model for educating students prepared to compete in and contribute to the ever-changing, technology-centered world of the 21st century.  To achieve this vision, the department is committed to provide a high-quality, innovative and intellectually challenging course of study.
  • Biggest, reputed department.
  • Highly qualified teaching staff.
  • Fully equipped, updated laboratories.
  • Analytical grade chemicals being used.
  • Separate research laboratory for Ph.D. students, facilitated with instruments like High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), G. M. counter, Gamma-ray spectrometer, UV- Visible spectrophotometer, Flame photometer, etc.  
  • Well stacked, spacious library accommodating latest books and journals pertaining to chemical science.
  • Industrial training for M.Sc. (part-II) students.
  • Industrial visits.
  • Audio-visual teaching aids like overhead projectors and mike system.
  • Co-operative non-teaching staff, which cater the needs and requirements of students.
Fortunately, the applicability of a background in Chemistry is vast, resulting in myriad fields in which one may work.   The sky is the limit!  
  • A candidate who has done his /her post graduation in the subject of Chemistry can apply for the NET exam which is conducted by UGC. The successful completion and scoring in this exam can guarantee a career in academics.
  • Chemistry is involved in several industrial branches, important for the economy and employment. Due to the broadness of the scientific program, graduates, post graduates and doctors in chemistry are fit to apply for jobs in different sectors of industry and their possibilities on the job market are very diverse.


Chemists are employed by such industries as:
  • Pharmaceuticals/ Drugs
  • Mining and Metallurgy
  • Petroleum
  • Food and Beverage Production
  • Computers and Telecommunications
  • Fine and Heavy Chemical Manufacturing
  • Paint, plastics, coatings, etc.
  • Personal, baby and household care product and cosmetic
  • Pulp and paper, etc.

In these industries, the chemists’ role could be concerned with:
  • Research and Development
  • Chemical production
  • Management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Quality assurance and Quality Control
  • Manufacturing Process Control
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Careers in clinical chemistry include jobs in hospital laboratories analyzing body tissues and fluids for diagnostic purposes, developing new analytical techniques, and pursuing fundamental research.
  • A chemist can pursue a law degree and become a patent attorney. Patent attorneys work in either a law firm or as an in-house counsel for a corporation. Patent law deals with patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
  • State and central law enforcement organizations use chemists in their forensic laboratories. Forensic science includes many distinct disciplines that may be used in a legal investigation.
  • There are various government agencies that also hire chemists and chemical engineers.
  • Technical and Science Writing: Careers in this field include writing of technical material for industrial companies, science writer for magazines or newspapers, editor of scientific publications, etc.
  • Mrs. R. A. MirjiMrs. R. A. MirjiAssociate Professor
    & Head of the Department
  • Mrs. N.Y. DesaiMrs. N.Y. DesaiAssociate Professor
  • Dr. E. R. AghariaDr. E. R. AghariaAssociate Professor
  • Mrs. R. M. ParwaniMrs. R. M. ParwaniAssociate Professor
  • Dr. S. A. DagaonkarDr. S. A. DagaonkarAssociate Professor
  • Dr. S. S. MangaonkarDr. S. S. MangaonkarAssociate Professor
  • Mr. M. M. SajidMr. M. M. SajidAssistant Professor
  • Dr. A. BhardwDr. A. BhardwajAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Prajakta SarangDr. Prajakta SarangAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Hetal SampatDr. Hetal SampatAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Ajay GoleDr. Ajay GoleAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Satish IngaleDr. Satish IngaleAssistant Professor
  • Ms. Divya ChennaMs. Divya ChennaAssistant Professor
  • Mrs. R. A. MirjiMrs. R. A. MirjiAssociate Professor
    & Head of the Department
  • Mrs. N.Y. DesaiMrs. N.Y. DesaiAssociate Professor
  • Dr. E. R. AghariaDr. E. R. AghariaAssociate Professor
  • Mrs. R. M. ParwaniMrs. R. M. ParwaniAssociate Professor
  • Dr. S. A. DagaonkarDr. S. A. DagaonkarAssociate Professor
  • Dr. S. S. MangaonkarDr. S. S. MangaonkarAssociate Professor
  • Mr. M. M. SajidMr. M. M. SajidAssistant Professor
  • Dr. A. BhardwDr. A. BhardwajAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Prajakta SarangDr. Prajakta SarangAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Hetal SampatDr. Hetal SampatAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Ajay GoleDr. Ajay GoleAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Satish IngaleDr. Satish IngaleAssistant Professor
  • Ms. Divya ChennaMs. Divya ChennaAssistant Professor

Mrs. R. A. Mirji

  • 2007 -2009 : member of syllabus committee (University of Mumbai)
  • 2010-2013: Paper setter and moderator (University of Mumbai)
  • 2013-2015: Chairperson T.Y.B.Sc. Chemistry (University of Mumbai)

Books Published -

College Inorganic Chemistry (F.Y.B.Sc.)
K.V.S. Laxmidevi , R. A. Mirji, N. C. Patel
ISBN: 978-93-5097-785-9
Revised 1996 – 2013, Himalaya Publications
College Inorganic Chemistry (T.Y. B.Sc.)
K.V.S. Laxmidevi & R. A. Mirji
ISBN: 978-93-5051-544-0
Revised 2010 – 2013, Himalaya Publications

Dr.E.R.Agharia

  • Participated in Two-Day International Conference on ‘Nanomaterials for Sustainable Green Technology’ on 5th-6th January, 2015 organized by University of Mumbai held at K. V. Pendharkar College, Dombivali
  • Presented a research paper (oral) entitled ‘EPR Spectroscopic Investigations of Molecular Orbital Coefficients of Copper(II) complexes of Some Naphthalene Analogues of 2’-Hydroxychalcones’ in UGC sponsored International Conference on ‘Innovations in Chemical Research and Applied Chemical Sciences’ held on 12th-13th January 2015, organized by Department of Chemistry, Smt. Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College, Ulhasnagar
  • Participated in UGC Sponsored Two-Day National Conference on ‘Recent Developments in Synthetic & Materials Chemistry’ on 16th-17th January, 2015 organized by Department of Chemistry, Ratnam College, Bhandup in Collaboration with Association of Chemistry Teachers
  • Participated in UGC-SAP sponsored National Conference on ‘Advances and Innovations in Chemical Sciences, 2015’ on 12th-13th February, 2015 organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, Santacruz

Publications:
  • ESR Spectral Studies of some Copper (II) Complexes of 1-(1-hydroxy-2-naphthyl)-3-(phenyl or Substituted phenyl)-prop-2-en-1-ones. Journal of Applicable Chemistry. (2014)
  • Sodium fluoride alteration of protein content vis-à-vis electrophoretic pattern of muscle esterases (E.C.3.1.1.1) in poecilia reticulata peters on chronic exposure. Life Sciences Leaflets. (2015)
  • Comparison of antihistaminic potency of cetirizine dihydrochloride and its developed formulation using isolated guinea pig ileum. International Research Journal of Chemistry (IRJC). (2015)
  • Water pollution along the Mahim Creek of Mumbai, India – Study of physico-chemical properties. European Journal of Environmental and Safety Sciences. (2014)
  • Some ESR, optical absorption and bonding parameters of copper (II) complexes of 1-(1-Hydroxy-2-naphthyl)-3-(phenyl or substituted phenyl)-prop-2-en-1-ones. International Research Journal of Chemistry (IRJC). (2015)
  • Studies on Toxic Heavy Metals in Sediment Ecosystem of Mahim Creek near Mumbai, India. International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy. (2015)
  • Protective effect of green tea extract on gentamicin induced gastro and hepatotoxicity in rats. International Research Journal of Chemistry (IRJC). (2015) 
  • Infrared Spectroscopic Investigations of Effect of Strong Resonance Stabilized Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding in 1-(1-Hydroxy-2-naphthyl)-3-(phenyl or Substituted phenyl)-prop-2-en-1-ones and on their Complexation with Some Transition Metals. Chemical Science Transactions. (2015) (Accepted)
  • Evaluation of Molecular Orbital Coefficients of Some Copper (II) Complexes of Naphthalene Analogues of 2’-Hydroxychalcones through their ESR Spectroscopic Investigations. Journal of Applicable Chemistry. (2015)
  • Spectrophotometric analysis of colourant extract from three different coloured flowers of Tagetus erecta (L) at different pH values.
    Aparna Bhardwaj & E. R. Agharia, International Research Journal of Chemistry 10, 13 – 18, 2015.
  • Physico-Analytical and magnetic susceptibility measurements study of some copper (II), Nickel (II) and Cobalt (II) complexes of 1-(1-Hydroxy-2-Naphthyl)-3-(Phenyl or substituted phenyl)-Prop-2-Enb-1-One. International Journal of Chemistry Vol. 4(2), page no. 146-157 (2015).

Books Published -

College Organic Chemistry (F. Y. B. Sc)
Co-Author: Dr. E. R. Agharia
ISBN: 978-93-5142-873-2
Revised Edition 2014, Himalaya Publications
College Organic Chemistry (S. Y. B. Sc)
Co-Author: Dr. E. R. Agharia
ISBN: 978-93-5202-714-9
Revised Edition 2015, Himalaya Publications

Dr.(Ms)Shaila Dagaonkar

  • Participated in Two-Day International Conference on ‘Nanomaterials for Sustainable Green Technology’ on 5th-6th January, 2015 organized by University of Mumbai held at K. V. Pendharkar College, Dombivali
  • Participated in UGC Sponsored Two-Day National Conference on ‘Recent Developments in Synthetic & Materials Chemistry’ on 16th-17th January, 2015 organized by Department of Chemistry, Ratnam College, Bhandup in Collaboration with Association of Chemistry Teachers.
  • Paper setter for M.Sc. Sem I & Sem II examination (University of Mumbai)

Books Published :

Inorganic and Organic Chemistry (S.Y.B.Sc)
Co-Author: Dr. S. A. Dagaonkar
ISBN: 978-93-5149-317-4
Revised Edition 2015, Sheth Publications

Dr. Mangaonkar S. S.

  • Member of NSEC-15 (National Standard Examination in Chemistry)
  • Syllabus committee member appointed by Board Of Studies in the subject of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, for the revision of S.Y.B.Sc. ie SEM-III & SEM-IV syllabus in Chemistry,  to be implemented from the academic year 2015-16.
  • Invited as a Resource Person at Gogate Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri, to address the gathering of faculty in subject of chemistry from the colleges of the two districts; Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, in a workshop of S.Y.B.Sc. ie SEM-III & SEM-IV revised syllabus, conducted by Gogate Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri, in association with the Board Of Studies in the subject of Chemistry, University of Mumbai. 

Books Published :

College Physical Chemistry (T. Y. B. Sc.)
K. B. Baliga & Dr. S. S. Mangaonkar
ISBN: 978-93-5024-268-1
Himalaya Publications

Mr. M. M. Sajid

    • Publication /s - Proximate Analysis of New Hybrid Varieties of Cottonseed (Gossypium) IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC) e-ISSN: 2278-5736.Volume 9, Issue 6 Ver. I (Jun. 2016), PP 36-39.
    • Presented a research paper entitled “Proximate analysis of Epiphyllum oxypetallum stem and leaves: A comparative study” at national conference on "recent trends in research methodology in commerce, management & social science  on 18 and 19th December 2015, at want Gadge Maharaj college of commerce & economics, Mumbai. 
    • Publication/s – Proximate Composition Of Epiphyllum Oxypetalum Stem And Leaves. Satish Ingale and M.M. Sajid, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2015, 4, 11, 926 – 933.

    Dr. (Ms.) Aparna Bhardwaj

    • Received a minor research project entitled “Determination of natural colourants in different species of Dendrobium by HPTLC” from University of Mumbai. 
    • Presented a research paper  entitled ‘Spectrophotometric determination of thorium (IV) using Bromophenol blue dye as an analytical reagent ’ in UGC sponsored International Conference on ‘Innovations in Chemical Research and Applied Chemical Sciences’ held on 12th-13th January 2015, organized by Department of Chemistry, Smt. Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College, Ulhasnagar
    • Presented a research paper entitled ‘Spectrophotometric determination of indium (III) using Bromothymol blue dye as an analytical reagent’ in a UGC-SAP Sponsored National Conference on ‘Advances and Innovations in Chemical Sciences, 2015’ on 12th-13th February, 2015 organized by, Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, Santacruz 
    • Presented a paper entitled “Using Potential wetland plant for textile waste water of Bhiwandi, Thane, India: Ecosustainable approach” at UGC sponsored National seminar on Wetlands – Present Status, Ecology and Conservation on August 12, 2015.
    Publications
    • Spectrophotometric analysis of colourant extract from three different coloured flowers of Tagetus erecta (L) at different pH values. Aparna Bhardwaj & E. R. Agharia, International Research Journal of Chemistry 10, 13 – 18, 2015.


    Dr.(Ms.) Prajakta Sarang

    • Attended a workshop on “Credit Based Semester – Wise Revised Syllabus for T. Y. B. Sc. in the subject of Chemistry” jointly organized by Department of Chemistry, R. J. College of Arts, Science & Commerce and the Board of Studies in Chemistry, University of Mumbai on 4th March, 2016.
    • Participated in workshop on “Sustainable Quality Enhancement” organized by SVKM’s Mithibai College on 18-19 March 2016.
    • Participated in Three-Day International Conference on ‘Education in Chemistry’ held at The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR), Mumbai during December 12 – 14, 2014.
    • Assisted in paper setting and evaluation of the Indian National Chemistry Olympiad Examination held on January 31, 2015 (Round 2).
    • Worked as a college coordinator for CONTECH – 15 (concept test in Chemistry);   a competitive test at national level for UG students in chemistry, organized by Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT), c/o Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.

    Dr.(Ms.) Hetal Sampat

    • Participated and escorted 23 T.Y.B.Sc. students of Chemistry Department of Mithibai College for a study tour to BARC on National Science Day (NSD-2016) organized by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre on 28th February, 2016.
    • Participated and escorted 18 T.Y.B.Sc.students of Chemistry Department of Mithibai College for ‘Career Counseling’ held on 29th April, 2016 at Sunandan Divatia School of Science, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, Mumbai.
    • Presented her Research work (oral presentation) on ‘A New and Rapid Method for the Separation and Estimation of Zinc(II) by Substoichiometric Precipitation Technique’ in a UGC-SAP Sponsored National Conference on ‘Advances and Innovations in Chemical Sciences, 2015’ on 12th-13th February, 2015 organized by, Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, Santacruz 
    • Chemistry Department of Mithibai College had organized one day visit to BARC on 27th February, 2015 which is considered as National Educational Day.  Dr. Hetal Sampat along with 11 Post-graduate students visited BARC on that day
    • Invited as a visiting faculty for inorganic Chemistry (M.Sc. – I) by Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS university
    • Attended a National Seminar on 'Recent Advances in Spectroscopy and Analytical Techniques' from October 15-17, 2015 at Sunandan Divatia School of Science, SVKM's NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, Mumbai, India.

    Dr. Ajay V Gole

    • Presented a research paper entitled “Enhanced antimicrobial activity of transition metal and curcumin complexes” at 3rd international conference on biotechnology and bioinformatics (ICBB-2016) held at Yashada auditorium, Pune from 5-7 FEBRUARY 2016. 
    • Mentored five teams of the students in ‘Research Meet & Science Exhibition’ held at Mithibai College on 15th & 16th January, 2015 for working model and oral presentation. 
    • Guided Mr. Arjun Iyer, F.Y.B.Sc. student who  won the 1st prize in oral presentation in Research Meet 
    • Presented a paper entitled “Comparison of antimicrobial activity of curcumin and transition metal complexes” at the International conference on Biotechnology for better tomorrow ICBB-2015, held at Pacific Ag Research, USA, 29-31 October 2015. (OP: APPN-MB-03)
    • Presented a paper entitled “The novel simple path for preparation of metal oxide nanocrystallites using curcumin transition metal complexes as single source precursors and their antimicrobial activity” at the International conference on new horizons in synthetic and material chemistry ICSMC-2015, held at Department of Chemistry, Mumbai University, MUMBAI, INDIA 26-28 November 2015. (OP:42)

    Dr. Satish R. Ingale

    • Proximate Analysis of New Hybrid Varieties of Cottonseed (Gossypium) IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC) e-ISSN: 2278-5736.Volume 9, Issue 6 Ver. I (Jun. 2016), PP 36-39. 
    • Mentored the students in ‘Research Meet & Science Exhibition’ held at Mithibai College on 15th & 16th January, 2015 for poster presentation.
    • Guided Krithika R. and Nancy Soni, F.Y.B.Sc. Students who won the 1st prize in poster presentation in Research Meet.
    • Publication/s 
      Proximate Composition Of Epiphyllum Oxypetalum Stem And Leaves.
      Satish Ingale and M.M. Sajid, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2015, 4, 11, 926 – 933.

    Ms. Divya Chenna

    • Publication/s - One–step sonochemical irradiation dependent shape controlled crystal growth study of gold nano/microplates with high catalytic activity in degradation of dyes Manohar A. Bhosale, Divya R. Chenna, and Bhalchandra M. Bhanage, ChemistrySelect 2016, 3, 504 – 512; DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600044.
    • Recipient of Gold Medal for standing First in M.Sc. Chemistry at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
    • Participated and escorted 23 T.Y.B.Sc. students of Chemistry Department of Mithibai College for a study tour to BARC on National Science Day (NSD-2016) organized by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre on 28th February, 2016.
    • Stood “first” at MSc Chemistry in Institute of Chemical Technology.
    • 2nd prize in “We create chemistry” Quiz organized by BASF on the ocassion of “BASF’s 150th Anniversary” on 23rd Jan, 2015.
    • Stood third in “Chem Quiz” at Chem Fiesta – 2015 of Guru Nanak College.
    • Stood first in “Chem Quiz” at -2015 at Keerti College.
    • Stood first in ACT-IYC Concept test in Chemistry, 2014.
    • 7th rank in the Indian Chemical Society – 2014 with 98.25%.
    • 9th rank in the Indian Chemical Society – 2013 with 98.35%.
    • Modern Education Society’s Gold medalist for standing first at TYBSc.
    • Stood “fifth” at TYBSc exam at University level held in April, 2013.
    • Stood “first” in Chemistry at TYBSc exam at University level held in April, 2013.
    • Recipient of Nandini Pai Prize for standing first in Chemistry at TYBSc, 2013.
    • Recipient of Shri Vaman Gopal Bade Scholarship for the year 2011-12.
    • Awardee of Principal Dr. N. V. Bhide Scholarship for Chemistry for the year 2011-12.
    • Awardee of Dr. S. S. Zarapakar Prize for the year 2011-12.
    • Recipient of Dr. Nandini Pai Prize for standing first in SYBSc for the year 2011-12.

    Dr. Z. R. Turel

    • Dr. Z. R. Turel prepared a ‘Compendium’ of research papers published and presented by the staff and students of Mithibai College.  Around 125 research papers have been covered during the year. She has been invited to become a member of Academic Council of Mizoram University and  has been nominated for the best teacher award of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi as well as has  been nominated for the Gold Medal for excellence in research by Research in Chemistry Society of India, Bangalore. She delivered lectures at SVKM’s IB School, Somaiya College, Sathaye College, NMIMS, Shirpur Campus, Dandekar College, Wilson College and Thakur College.  She completes 50 years in academic on 19th December, 2013.  She was the Convener of Manshodhan-IV .
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel’s proposal to the DAE entitled ‘Propagating peaceful uses of Radio and Nuclear Chemistry at the non-DAE Scene’ has been accepted and approved by the Public Awareness Division, DAE. The proposal involves popularizing of Radio and Nuclear Chemistry throughout the country in colleges, institutions, rural areas etc.
    •  Dr. Z. R. Turel appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee of the 5th Radio Analytical Chemistry BARC, jointly organized with University of the Halifax, Canada (2014). She was also the Chairperson of technical session.
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel was the Chairperson of the technical session of the International Conference on Radioanalytical Chemistry (2014).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel was the resource person for the seminar on, ‘Peaceful uses of Atomic Energy’, at the KGKC College, Karjat. She delivered a series of lectures (2013).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel was the Convener of the one day Seminar-cum-exhibition at Mithibai College on propagating peaceful uses of atomic energy. She delivered series of lectures at this seminar (2013).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel was invited at the birth Centenary of Dr. H. J. Arnikar and delivered an invited talk on, ‘Radiochemical Separation in Activation Analysis’ at the University of Pune (2013).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel delivered an invited talk at the International conference on Cutting Edge in Chemistry at St. Xavier’s College (2014).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel was the Chairperson of one of the technical session of NUCAR-2013, jointly organized by Jabalpur University and DAE-BRNS-BARC.
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel was the Chairperson of one of the technical session and presented an invited talk at the national conference of ‘New Horizons Chemistry’, at Thakur College (2013).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel is an advisor for the International Conference on ‘Spirituality at Work Place’ organized by the SVKM’s UPG College (2013). She also chaired one of the technical session.
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel delivered series of lectures in Chemistry at Somaiya College (2013).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel is the convener of Manshodhan III & IV, a research-cum-project presentation competition of all the colleges under the SVKM banner (2012 & 2013).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel was the advisor of the National Conference on ‘Effect of Globalization on India’s Service Sector; Opportunities and Challenges’, held at SVKM’s N. M. College of Commerce and Economics (2012).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel was the Convenor of the Local Organizing Committee of SESTEC-2012, an International Vth Biennial Symposium on Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology, jointly organized by DAE-BRNS with Mithibai College.
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel nominated as the International Scientist of the year 2011 by the International Biographical Circle, Great Britain (2012).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel delivered invited talk on ‘Radiochemical Separations and their application to multiple areas’ at the International Symposium SESTEC jointly organized by DAE-BRNS – BARC and Mithibai College (2012).
    • Dr. Turel is a member and attended the Research and Recognition Committee of NMIMS School of Science, (2012 and 2013).
    • Dr. Turel was the Advisor and Chairperson of technical session at the National conference on New Horizons in Chemistry organized by Chemistry Department of Thakur College (2012).
    • To Dr. Aparna Bharadwaj:-
    • Amount sanctioned-Rs 20,000/- for Minor Research project, Mumbai University
    • (June 2011 - July 2012).
    • Amount sanctioned-Rs 1,20,000/- for Minor Research project, UGC (June 2013
    • onwards).
    • 4 students completed their Ph.D. under the able guidance of Dr. K. V. Mangaonkar.
    • 1 student completed her Ph.D. under the able guidance of Prof. Dr. Z. R. Turel.
    • Mr. M. M. Sajid participated as a delegate in the symposium on Ion chromatography: Principles, Developments and Applications, held in IIT-Bombay, on Saturday, 29th June 2013.
    • Mr. M. M. Sajid completed Refresher course on Environmental studies, organized by University of Mumbai, from 3rd feb 2014 to 21st feb 2014.
    • Mr. M. M. Sajid attended two days national conference on Recent trend in chemistry education, held in Aurangabad, on 13th and 14th December 2013.  
    • Dr. Hetal Sampat was invited as a visiting faculty by Chemical Sciences Department, School of Science, NMIMS University, for post graduate course.

    Recent Publications:


    • Dr. Z. R. Turel: Development of a new, rapid and selective method for the gravimetric estimation of Nickel(II) using organic reagent, 1,2,3-Benzotriazole and its application to spiked and actual samples,International Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 2(2), 222-226, (2013).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel: Use of organic reagent such as 3,4-Diaminobenzophenone for the separation and estimation of Cu(II) and its application to multiple areas, International Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 2(4), (2013).
    • Dr. Z. R. Turel: A new, rapid and selective method for the separation and estimation of Ni(II) by substoichiometric technique, Ind. Council of chemist, Vol. 28 (2), 124, (2012).
    • Development of a rapid and selective method for the separation and estimation of Zn(II) by substoichiometric precipitation with 2-HMBT and its application to complex materials.
    • Proceedings and published in Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology, 168, (2012).
    • Dr. E. R. Agharia: Sodium Fluoride Induced Alteration in Dehydrogenase and Acetyl Cholinesterage Activity in Vital Tissues of Poecilia Reticulata Peters, Life Sciences Leaflets, Vol. 11, 2013, 122.
    • Dr. E. R. Agharia: Characterization of Volatile Organic Compounds from Peel of Citrus medica L. by Headspace Trap (HS-Trap) Sampling Technique Coupled with GMCS, Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 3, 2013, 9330.
    • Dr. Aparna Baradwaj: Spectrophotometric Determination of Micro Amounts of Uranium(VI) Using Bromocresol Purple as an Analytical Reagent, Journal of Applicable Chemistry, Vol. 2(1), 2013, 86.
    • Dr. Aparna Baradwaj: Spectrophotometric Analysis of different flowers of Tagetus erecta Colourant at different pH Values, Journal of Applicable Chemistry, Vol. 2(2), 2013, 185.
    • Dr. Aparna Baradwaj: Spectrophotometric Determination of Micro Amounts of Palladium(II) Using Thymol Blue as an Analytical Reagent, Journal of Applicable Chemistry, Vol. 2(5), 2013, 1249.
    • Dr. Aparna Baradwaj: Spectrophotometric Determination of Vanadium(V) Using Metanil Yellow as an Analytical Reagent, Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 24(12), 2012, 5806.
    • Paper presented:
    • Rapid substoichiometric separation techniques and its application to neutron activation analysis.
    • Invited talk and published in the proceedings of SESTEC 28 (2012).
    • Neutrons in the service of human beings and their application in multiple areas.
    • Proceedings of national conference in ‘New horizons in Chemistry’ 84 (2013).
    • Dr. Aparna Bharadwaj: Spectrophotometric Determination of Thallium(III) Using Bromocresol Purple Dye as an Analytical Reagent at IYC-Advance Materials In Industries, Feb. 2012.
    • Dr. Aparna Bharadwaj: Spectrophotometric Analysis of Tagetus Erecta L Colourant at different pH Values at National Conference on Phytochemistry, Recent Trends & Challenges, Dec. 2012.

    • Summer training attended by the students (2015-16)

      No.

      Name of the student

      Level

      Institution

      Duration

      1

      Ms. Shivani Jani

      S.Y.B.Sc.

      Roha Dyechem Pvt. Ltd., Andheri

      1 month

      2

      Ms. Rashmi Rajendra Nautiyal

      S.Y.B.Sc.

      Aarti Industries, Dombivali

      1 month

      3

      Ms. Nancy Jayeshkumar Soni

      S.Y.B.Sc.

      Maharaja Sayajirao Baroda University, Baroda

      2 months

      4

      Ms. Bushra Shoaib Memon

      T.Y.B.Sc.

      Materials Group, Modular Lab, BARC

      7 weeks

      5

      Ms. Aarti Karmdeo Jha

      T.Y.B.Sc.

      Materials Group, Modular Lab, BARC

      6 weeks

    TYBSc. Sem VI Results 2015-16


    Name

    Percentage

    Ms. Gala Vidhi    

    90.00

    Mr.  Desai Akshat    

    86.50

    Ms. Fatwani Heena

    85.88





    Students with O Grade 

    Name

    Grade

    Ms. Gala Vidhi

    O

    Mr. Desai Akshat

    O

    Ms. Fatwani Heena

    O

    Mr. Darji Krishna

    O

    Ms. Mishra Bhavna

    O

    Ms. Mistry Drishti

    O

    Mr. Panchal Dharmesh

    O

                         

    BARC VISIT
    Chemistry Department of Mithibai College organized a study tour to BARC on National Science Day (NSD-2016). A group of 23 T.Y.B.Sc. students were escorted by Dr. Hetal Sampat and Ms. Divya Chenna to BARC on  28th February, 2016.

    CHEM TREK (2015)
    Department of Chemistry, Mithibai College, organized an event ‘Chem trek’ on 28th and 29th August 2015. Intention to create awareness among the student fraternity about Chemistry and day to day life was successful to a greater extent. Dr. R. K. Vatsa from BARC inaugurated the event. A lecture delivered by him on scope and importance of Chemistry gave students glimpses of careers in Chemistry. Participants explored the various aspects of Chemistry through different activities like quiz, Best out of waste, magic show, art circle, treasure hunt, just talk, chemical housie etc.

    Concept Test in Chemistry (CONTECH – 15)
    Department of Chemistry, Mithibai College conducted the concept test in Chemistry (CONTECH – 15) on August 31, 2015 at Mithibai College. CONTECH is a competitive test at national level for UG students in chemistry, organized by Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT), c/o Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai. Thirty students appeared for the test. Dr. S. S. Mangaonkar assisted in the conduct of the test. Dr. (Ms.) Prajakta S. Sarang worked as a college coordinator for this test.

    CHEM TREK (2014)
    The department of Chemistry, Mithibai College organized an event ‘Chem Trek’ to motivate active learning among student fraternity. Round about 150 enthusiastic students participated in different activities like quiz (written and oral), magic show, just talk, treasure hunt.

    BARC VISIT
    Chemistry Department of Mithibai College organized one day visit to BARC on National Educational Day i.e. 27th February, 2015.A group of 11 post-graduate students under the guidance of Dr. Hetal Sampat visited BARC on that day.