Chemistry Department of our college is well known in Pune University. Department was established in 1967 by considering the needs of rural and tribal students of the region. Department has well-furnished and well-equipped laboratory. Department is recipient of DST-FIST Grant of 23 lakhs rupees. Under this DST-FIST program & other various financial assistance, equipments like Gas Chromatography, FTIR, Rota vapour, Sonicator have enriched the laboratories.
Department offers B.Sc. Chemistry, M.Sc. (Organic & Analytical) chemistry, M.Phil./ Ph.D. degree. The Department has produced many meritorious students at UG & PG level. The M.Sc. course has started from 1995 and has received overwhelming response from the students. Presently Dr. K. K. Deshmukh is working as H.O.D. & Co-ordinator of research centre. Seven students have been awarded Ph.D. & 8 students are working for Ph.D. under this Ph.D. research centre.
All the faculties are actively involved in research in the field of heterocyclic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, natural product extraction process, etc. Maximum faculties are working on minor research projects funded by UGC.
Faculties as well as students have achieved many awards and recognitions. Principal Dr. K. K. Deshmukh has received Best Principal Award of University of Pune in 2007-08 and Maharashtra Bhushan Waman Dada Kardak State Level Best Principal Award on 2009-2010." Dr. R. D. Pokharkar has awarded by "Emeritus Professor" in Chemistry from University Grants Commission, New Delhi for the Period 2011-12 to 2012-13 and also awarded by Best Teacher in Chemistry in 2007-08 by University of Pune. Prof. D. B. Gujarathi has received Best Innovative Teacher Award in Chemistry by University of Pune in 2008- 2009. Dr. K. K. Deshmukh is recognized Ph.D. Guide in Chemistry and Environmental Science (University of Pune and J. P. J. T. University, Rajasthan).
Our student Miss. Yogini Dipak Gujarathi has received IInd Prize in Avishkar 2007-08 under Agriculture Section (UG Level) at State Level Inter-University Competition held at S.N.D.T. University, Bombay in January 2008. Miss. Vidya Gunjal was the University topper & got the 1st Rank in B. Sc. Chemistry in the year 2011-12, University of Pune. Also Miss. Priyanka Vaidya got the gold medal for Best Student Award in Science faculty-Female in the year 2013-14 by University of Pune.
Department has successfully organized two national & one state level seminar sponsored by UGC & BCUD under the coordination of Prof. P.T. Tryambake. Career Oriented Course on water, soil testing & crop management is successfully conducted by our department for which UGC has sanctioned the grant of 10 lakh rupees.