Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was established in 1980. It offers four different specilization in chemistry with Organopharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaanalytical Chemistry, Physical and material science and Inorganic Chemistry.

In addition to Master's degree, from 2013 onward, department has also started one year Post graduate diploma course in Sophisticated Analytical Instruments (PGDSAIT).

M.Sc course is of four semesters with an intake capacity of 100 including 50 self-financed seats.

Presently, 35 scholars are pursuing their doctoral work in the department and more than 450 students have been awarded their Ph.DS till date. At present, department has six regular, three contractual based and four self-financed faculties.

Department has successfully completed various research projects funded by various government agencies such as UGC, DST, CSIR, BARC, BRNS, GUJCOST etc. Further, some projects were also done with private industries like Du Pont, Agro Chemical (USA), Merck Inc., (USA), Spechem (Czech Republic), Spec Biospec (Netherland), R. J. W. Pharma (USA), Zydus, Cadilla Healthcare, Ranbaxy, Dabur Foundation, Nicholas-Piramal, Synergia Life Sciences, Sam Fine-o-chem, Shukla Ashar, Almelo, Astra Zeneca, Claries, Alembic Ltd., , Mackson Pharma etc. Further, there are collaborations with various national and foregin institutes, some of worth-mentioning being the New Jersey Medical School, Vienna Institue of Technology, Austria; Josai University, Japan; the Southern Research Institute, Alabama, USA; National Institute of Health, USA; National Cancer Institute, USA, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan; DIPAS, New Delhi; Mysore University, Mysore; IIT, Chennai; CDRI, Lucknow  etc.

Department of Chemistry has successfully completed DST-FIST program and UGC-DSA-SAP-1 programme is ongoing. The research thrust areas include Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry, Pharma Analytical Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Physicochemical properties of solutions. Material Science, Physical Chemistry, Catalysis, Inorganic Chemistry, Nanoscience etc.

Various eminent scientists, professors, industrialists, experts from different non-government organizations have visited the department for lectures and research advise.

The deparment has various instruments such as NMR-400MHz, Single crystal X-RAY spectrophotometer, GC-MS, HPLC, UPLC, HP-TLC, TGA_DSC-DTA, FTIR, HeadspaceGC, Polarimeter, Sound and densitometer, Refractometer, pH meter, hydrogenator, conductometer, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Potentiometer, Microwave synthesizer, Parellal Synthesizer etc.  The department has been awarded by Centre of Excellence.   

Various industrial and institutional tours are also organized by the deparment to motivate the students. Students are also encouraged to do research by assigning them small projects for which they have to submit dissertation.

Apart from adademics, other curricular activities are also organized by the department to create social awareness among students. For this, plastic free campus program, blood donation camp, picnic to historical places etc., are also organized.

 

Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops/ Courses Organized

S. No.

Title

Year

1

Chemistry Refresher Course

1982

2

Usage of Analytical Equipments in Pharmaceutical Industries

1994

3

Chemistry Refresher Course

1994

4

Chemistry Refresher Course

1995

5

One day Workshop on New Drug Research

1996

6

National Symposium on University-Industry Interaction

1999

7

Patent Awareness Workshop

1999

8

One Day Seminar on medicinal Plants

2001

9

9th National Conference on Bioactive Heterocycles and Drug Discovery Paradigm including one day International symposium on Recent Trends in Drug Discovery

2005

10

One day Workshop on Nanotechnology

2006

11

Recent advances in Chemical Sciences and approach to Green Chemistry

10-12 Nov. 2006

12

Seminar on New Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry and related topices

5th March 2007

13

National Workshop on Patents and IPR updates

19-20 Sept. 2009

14

National Seminar on Emerging trends in Polymer Science and Technology (Poly-2009)

8-10 Oct. 2009

15

Workshop on LC-MS Basics Overview

8th Dec. 2009

16

Seminar on Green Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions

19th Dec. 2009

17

International Seminar on Recent Developments in structure and Ligand Based Drug Design

23rd Dec. 2009

18

ISCB-2011

4-7 Feb. 2011

19

Science Direct Data Workshop

25th Aug. 2011

20

Seminar on IPR

26 Feb. 2011

21

XXXI Annual Conference of Indian Council of Chemists

28-28th Dec. 2012

22

Workshop on X-ray diffraction theory

31-5-2013

23

Summer training on Instrumentation

7-9 June 2013

24

One day national workshop on R & D and it's impact in current context Rajkot

2013

25

National seminar on stereochemistry & spectroscopy

2014

26

One day workshop on Basics of gas chromatography & mass spectrometry

2015

27

One day workshop on "Advance morden chromatography & spectroscopy"

2015

28

Seminar on advancements in polymer science & technology APA-2015

2015

29

1 D and 2 D NMR Spectroscopy

 

30

High performance liquid chromatography

 

31

National workshop on "Frontiers on NMR Spectroscopy"

2016

32

Faculty development program "NMR spectroscopy- Nucleous to nucleotids"

2016

33

One day workshop on HPLC

 

34

One day workshop on Titration

 

35

two days workshop on HPLC & Trouble shoot

2016

36

One day workshop on Human rights

2017

37

National workshop on NMR

2017

38

NMR summer school

2018

39

26th National Magnetic Resonance Society Meeting & International Conference on NMR-from Molecules to Human Behaviour and Beyond, Saurashtra University, Gujarat, February 18-21, 2020

2020

 

 

Campus Interviews Organized:

  1. Oxygen Health Care, Ahmedabad
  2. Alembic , Vadodara
  3. Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad
  4. ESSAR
  5. Reliance
  6. Gulbrandsen Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. Bharuch
  7. Atul Ltd. Valsad
  8. Survival India, Ankleshwer
  9. INTAS, Ahmedabad
  10. Navin-flourine, Surat

List of student pursued higher studies/ settled in Abroad:

 

S. No.

Name of Fellow

Name of Institute

  1.  

Swati Oza

Premier Oilfied Group, Houston, USA.

  1.  

Dr. Ragin Amrutiya,

Wacker/SILMIX-CA-Anaheim, California, USA.

  1.  

Dr. Dinesh Manvar

USA.

  1.  

Vaibhav Mehta

Oxford University, UK.  

   5.

Dr. PrafulChovatia,

Oxford University, UK.  

6.

SachinModha

KatholiekeUniversiteit Leuven, Belgium

7.

Nigam Mishra

Do

8.

Deepak Vachani

Do

9.

JitendraBarival

Do

10.

JalpaTrivedi

Do

11.

Bharat Savaliya

Do

12.

RupeshKhunt

Do

13.

Pratik Ambasana

Do

14.

HimanshuButani

Do

15.

Priti Shah

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

16.

Vicky D. Jain

Academia Sinica,Taipei, Taiwan

 

Faculties visited abroad  as researchers / visiting Professor or for attending conferences/ seminars / workshops:

1. Prof. Shipra Baluja- Researcher in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, Sep. 1997 to Dec. 1997.

2. Prof. Shipra Baluja- Visiting Professor in Osaka University,  Osaka, Japan, Aug. 2000 to Mar. 2001.

3. Prof. Anamik Shah- To attend 6th International conference of Council of Chemist at Paris(Franse)-Brussels(Belgium)-June-2019.

4. Prof. Shipra Baluja- Visiting Professor in Osaka University,  Osaka, Japan, Jan. 2010 to Aug. 2010.

5. Prof. Shipra Baluja- attended 36th Japanese Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis”. Kinki University, Higashi Osaka, Japan, Nov. 9-11, 2000. 

6. Prof. Shipra Baluja- attended “Suppressed Fluctuations in Perovskites, Relaxors, Liquids and Hydrogen Bonded Systems”. Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Feb. 21-22, 2001.

7.Dr. Ranjan Khunt attended,"International Chemical Congress, 8-10 March, 2018, Sauraha,Chitwan, Nepal."

8.Dr. Ranjan Khunt attended," International Conference of Chemist, Bangkok (Thailand) 11-15th June2011."

9.Dr. Ranjan Khunt attended,"6th International conference of Council of Chemist at Paris(Franse)-Brussels(Belgium)-June-2019."

10. Dr. Ranjan Khunt visited,"Solent University,Leicester University, Waltham College-London," UK to attended  International Faculty Development Program.

 

Other curricular activities of the Department:

  • Short and long Industrial visits within India
  • Picnics
  • NET, GATE, SLET and other competitive examinations
  • e-workshops for scifinder & other web based resources
  • Lecture series of eminent speakers on different topics
  • Enterpreneurship awareness
  • Social services awareness
  • Blood Donation Camp.
  • Thelesemina Camp.
  • Cultural and Sports Programs.
  • Yoga Shivir
  • English classes.
  • E-resource workshop.
  • Workshop on Patent awareness.
  • Workshop on IPR.
  • Navratri Utsav
  • Intra departmental Cricket series

Mission:

  1. To train maximum manpower for research and industrial training.
  2. To solve research problems of small as well as large scale industries.
  3. To encourage students to widen their knowledge by interacting with national and international eminient scientists.

 

Vision:

  1. To attract foreign students for higher education and research.
  2. To strengthen International collaborations.
  3. To strengthen Industry-academic interactions through collaborative work and quality education.
  4. To increase English proficiency in students.

 

Future plans:

  • Food testing/ laboratory. (to be approved by government)
  • Drugs & Pharmaceutical analytical laboratory. (to be approved by government)
  • Environment monitoring laboratory. (to be approved by government)
  • Will train more than 500 Science Graduates under PG Diploma in Sophisticated Analytical Instruments. (Skill development for employability)
  • Will assist in improving Process Chemistry to Small Pharma Industries for their competitiveness.
  • Will develop human resource in IPR, Patents and Informatics.
  • Will develop few new molecules for anticancer, anti-TB, anti-HIV, anti-malarial, etc. for preclinical trials. (With International Tie up/ MoU)
  • Will also develop facilities for drug discovery software system and their experts.
  • Will also create synthetic chemistry experts and researchers.
  • Sophisticated Instruments are to be utilized fully for supporting industrial growth in Gujarat, to train Human resource and to carry out other extension activities to other institutes.
  • Modification of Syllabus, curriculum and also dissertation work.
  • Industrial training component to be added for selected students as a part of curriculum at the end of 3rd or 4thsemester.

Patents:  

  1. Process for Preparation of Pharmaceutically Active N-phenyl (Anthranilic acid) by Ullmann Method." Narsinh Dodia and Anamik Shah. Filing No. & Date: 979/MUM/2000 (02-11-2000)

 

  1. A Process for the Preparation of Methyl substituted dioxatetracyclo Heptadeca-2, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15-hexaene." Narsinh Dodia, Rajesh Raval, V. M. Thakor and Anamik Shah. Filing No. & Date: 305/MUM/2001 (30-03-2001)

 

  1. Novel Compound namely methyl substituted Dioxa-tetracyclo Heptadeca-2, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15-hexaene." Narsinh Dodia and Anamik Shah.  Filing No. & Date: 306/MUM/2001 (30-03-2001) and granted on 30/11/2007

 

  1. Novel Coumarin compounds as antiviral agents and process of preparations thereof." Dinesh Manvar, Jignesh Patel and Anamik Shah. Indian Provisional Patent Applications No. 584/MUM/2007

 

  1. 6-Methyl-4-phenyl-5-(phenyl or cyclo alkyl) carbamoyl-1, 2, 3, 4-tetrahydro pyrimidin-2-one derivatives as Antitubercular Agents." Dhiman Sarkar, Sampa Sarkar, Rohit Joshi, Vijay Khedkar, Raghuvir Pissurlenkar, Evans Coutinho, Anamik Shah. Applications No.: PCT/IB2011/001184 (31.05.2011) / Publication no.: WO2011/151701 (08.12.2011)
  2. "Rod like nano-sized azidopentaamminecobalt(III)complexes as textile dyeing agents"Ranjan Khunt, Jagriti Behal,Aopplication number:201821035858, Published on 27/3/2020.
  3. "CHROMANE COMPOUNDS           AS       ANTI-CANCER AGENTS" Ranjan Khunt, Kaushik Lunagariya, Kaushik Pambhar, Application No:201821043831 filling date: 21-11-2018.

 

List the distinguished alumni of the Department:

  1. Dr. Dharmesh B. Desai, Vice President, Solaris Chemtech Ind. Ltd, Baroda.
  2. Dr. Dharmendra Thaker, Head, R & D, Solaris Chemtech Ind. Ltd, Baroda.
  3. Dr. Jyoti Singh, Deputy General manager, Sci-Edge Information, Pune.
  4. Dr. Priti Shah, Manager, QA, Torrent Pharmaceutical Ltd., Ghandinagar.
  5. Dr. Virendra Kachhadia, Senior Manager, Orchid, Chennai.
  6. Dr. M. R. Sanaria, Senior Manager, GullBensen, Baroda.
  7. Dr. Niraj Shah, General manager, Macleods Pharma, Mumbai.
  8. Dr. Nikhil Bhatt, General Manager, R & D, Lupin Ltd., Baroda.
  9. Dr. Maitreya Joshi, Manager, Gujrat Insecticide Ltd., Ankleshwer.
  10. Dr. Rajesh Loria, Manager, Lupin Ltd., Pune.
  11. Dr. Nikunj Kacchadia, Manager, Dabar Research Centre, Sahibabad.
  12. Dr. Mausami Chavada, Manager, Unichem Laboratories, Baroda.
  13. Dr. J. K. Joshi, Manager, Atul, Valsad.
  14. Dr. Dilip Vadalia, Asst. Manager, Atul, Valsad.
  15. Dr. Anjana Shah, Assi., Manager, ADL, Unimerk, Ahmedabad.
  16. Dr. Asif Solanki, Senior Scientist, Assi.,Manager, ADL, Unimerk, Ahmedabad.
  17. Dr. Paresh Zalavadia, Senior Group Leader, Oxygen Health care, Ahmedabad.
  18. Dr. Ashish Doshi,  USFDA Incharge, Lupin Ltd., Pune.
  19. Dr. Hitarth Acharya, Group Leader-Organic Synthesis, Adventus Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Baroda.
  20. Dr. S. B. Bhatt, M. D., Natural Solution Inc. & Natural API Solution, Baroda.
  21. Dr. Ashish Trivedi, Scientist, Dishmann, Ahmedabad.
  22. Dr. Niral Mehta, Research Scientist, R & D, Berryplastics Co., Baroda.
  23. Dr. Arti Pandya, Senior Scientist,  IPA, Cadella, Ahmedabad.
  24. Dr. Bhavin Shukla, ,Senior Scientist,  IPA, Cadella, Ahmedabad.
  25. Dr. Bhagwati,  Research Scientist, Biotech Deptt., UK.
  26. Dr. Dinesh Manvar, Research Associate, Rutgers biomedical and health Sciences, Newark (USA).
  27. Dr. Vaibhav Mehta, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University, UK.
  28. Dr. Amit Trivedi, D. S. Kothari Post Doctoral Fellow, Bhavnagar university, Bhavnagar.

Entrepreneurs:

1. Dr. Vipin Patel, Endoc Pharma Ltd., Shapar-Veraval.

2. S. D. Sorathia, Endoc Pharma Ltd., Shaper-Veraval

3. Dr. S. H. Kavathia, Luptite Polyres. Ind., Rajkot.

4. Dr. B. G. Manvar, Entrepreneur, Luptite Polyres. Ind., Rajkot.

5. Dr. Vaibhav Ramani, Enron CRO, Shaper-Veraval

Instrumental Facilities provided to different Academic institutions:

  1. Kamani Science College, Amreli.
  2. Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
  3. R. D. Gardi Pharmacy College, Rajkot..
  4. BioScience Dept., Saurashtra University, Rajkot
  5. Pharmacy Dept. , Saurashtra University, Rajkot
  6. Physics Dept. , Saurashtra University, Rajkot
  7. Virani scienceCollege, Rajkot.
  8. S. P. University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar.
  9. Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda.
  10. Vikram University, Ujjain.
  11. Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.
  12. Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan
  13. Om Shanti Eng. College, Rajkot.
  14. V. V. P Engineering College, Rajkot
  15. Rajkot Municipal Corporation, Rajkot
  16. Gujarat Technical University (GTU), Ahmedabad
  17. Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar
  18. Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma University, Kachchh
  19. Sir P. P. Institute of Science, Bhavnagar
  20. Christ College, Rajkot
  21. Matushri Virbaima Mahila College, Rajkot
  22. University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  23. Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
  24. University of Delhi, New Delhi

 

Instrument facilities to pharmaceuticals & other industries

 

  1. EPP Composites Pvt. Ltd., Rajkot
  2. Pharmachem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Rajkot
  3. Adani Food Products, Rajkot
  4. Malwin Pharma Pvt. Ltd., Rajkot
  5. Samfine Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Rajkot
  6. Biodeal Laboratories, Surendranagar
  7. Royal Thermoset Pvt. Ltd., Rajkot
  8. Parth laboratories Pvt Ltd., Rajkot
  9. Atkotia Agrotech Pvt Ltd., Rajkot
  10. Scientila Agrotech Pvt Ltd., Rajkot
  11. Radhe energy Pvt Ltd., Rajkot
  12. Maps laboratories Pvt Ltd., Morvi
  13. Scent Pharma Pvt Ltd., Rajkot
  14. Anlon CRO, Rajkot
  15. Parth Food Products, Rajkot
  16. Vedantika Herbals, Rajkot
  17. Claris life scinces Ltd., Ahmedabad
  18. Unimark Remedies Ltd., Ahmedabad
  19. Zydus research center, Ahmedabad
  20. Oxygen health care,Bavla, Ahmedabad

Name

Place

Date

     

Prof. David J. Triggle

USA

Feb. 2005

Prof. Domenico Spinelli

Italy

 

Prof. Victor Kartsev

Russia

 

Prof. Virendra Pandey

USA

 

Prof. Orazio A. Attanasi

Italy

 

Prof. David W. Knight

UK

 

Dr. Anil K. Saxena

India

 

Dr. Geronikaki Athina

Greece

 

Dr. Ashok. B. Vaidya

India

 

Dr. Viadmir Vuksan

Canada

 

Dr. B. K. Trivedi

USA

 

Dr. M. K. Gurjar

India

 

Prof. Kruth Howard

USA

 

Prof. Cemil Ogretir

Turkey

 

Dr. Wafaa M. Abdou

Egypt

 

Prof. George Varvounis

Greece

 

Prof. Tsann-Long-Su

Taiwan

 

Prof. Chung Man Chin

Brazil

 

Dr. Andrew Vinnik

Russia

 

Dr. M. Yilmaz

Turkey

 

Dr. Adhiph Majumdar

USA

 

Dr. Tiegenov R. T.

Uzbekistan

 

Prof. Paolo La Colla

Italy

 

Dr. Mukund J. Modalc

Rutger-New Jersey (USA)

19-12-2013

Dr. Chaitanya Shah (mechamco Director)

Mumbai

01-01-2014

Mr. Hemat Gurav

Ahem. Toshwin Ana. Ltd.

16-06-2014

Mr. Paresh Shah (Director)

Mumbai (Symphony-Discover & express the power within)

22-08-2014

Professor P. D. Gupta

Manipal University

23-09-2014

Rajnish Prakash, A. K. Vithal, Dr. T. Bandopadhyay

BARC-Mumbai

05-12-2014

Koyel Sen US Embasy Guidance for getting us visa for higher learning

Mumbai

10-12-2014

Professor R. P. Tripathi

CDRI-Lucknow

22-12-2014

Professor P. S. Kalsi

Ludhiyana

 08 to 10-04-2014

Parag Khatri

 

11-01-2018

Professor P. T. Deofa

M. S. University-Baroda

09-09-2017

Dr. Kirit Rajkwla

Science College-Morbi

  28 & 29-09-2017

Dr. J. J. Bhatt

Katchchha University

26-09-2017

Karshanbhai Patel & Dr. J. J. Akabari

SNJ Pharmaceuticals

26-09-2017

Professor N. Suryaprakash

IISC Banglor

 11 to 13-07-2018

Professor K. V. Ramanathan

IISC Banglor

 11 to 13-07-2018

Professor R. Hausor

IIT Bombay

 11 to 13-07-2018

Professor Subhash Khushu

DRDO Delhi

 11 to 13-07-2018

 

RANKERS OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

Sr. No

Name of the Students

Subject

Year

Percentage

1

Miss Khyati Parikh

Organic

1995

79.25

2

Mr. Digant Bhadja

Physical

1996

74.31

3

Mr. Jayesh Padliya

Organic

1997

68.94

4

Mr. Sudhir Nakum

Organic

1998

66.94

5

Miss Prakruti Pandya

Pharma

1998

69.50

6

Mr.Rajesh Loriya

Organic

1999

72.25

7

Miss Archna Pandya

Organo-Pharma

2000

72.25

8

Miss Priti Adlakha

Organo-Pharma

2001

70.63

9

Miss Risha Popat

Organo-Pharma

2002

74.31

10

Mr. V. K. Sankharva

Organo-Pharma

2003

70.00

11

Miss G.H. Talati

Organo-Pharma

2004

73.81

12

Mr. D. N. Joshipura

Organo-Pharma

2005

72.31

13

Mr. R. S. Chaniyara

Organo-Pharma

2006

74.44

14

Mr. B. L. Dodiya

Organo-Pharma

2007

73.19

15

Mr. P. M. Godhaviya

Organo-Pharma

2008

71.46

16

Mr. D. D. Vachhani

Organo-Pharma

2009

76.96

17

Mr. Dharmesh Vaghela

Physical

2010

77.00

18

Mr. N.M. Pachani

Organo-Pharma

2011

77.79

19

Ms. Bhavna Lavadiya

Organo-Pharma

2012

79.92

20

Mr. P. J. Chovatiya

Organo-Pharma

2013

76029

21

Mr. M. N. Kalavat

Organo-Pharma

2014

77.71

22

Baku Neha

Organo-Pharma

2016

73.58

23

Shah Ayushi

Organo-Pharma

2017

76.20

24

Dudkiya Chandni

Organo –Pharma

2018

79.83

25

Mori Meera

Organo-Pharma

2019

79.25

 

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