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Departmental Activities

A) Placement Activity:

Every year Chemistry Department takes special efforts for its students to place them in different companies. Placement brochure with the brief information of students is sent to more than 125 Industries and Campus Interviews are arranged for them. This year many students from our Department have been placed at various posts in companies like Alchem Pharmaceutical, Cipla, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Vinati Chemical, Glennmark, Lupin, Innovasynth etc.
The students have been placed in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Research and Development Chemist, Production Officers etc. at these establishments.

Companies / Industries in which the students got placement.

  • Watson Pharma, Goa
  • Arti Drugs, Goa
  • Innovasynth, Khapoli, Mumbai
  • Alkem Pharmaceuticals, Daman
  • NCL, Pune
  • Lupin Pharmceuticals, Pune
  • Reddy’s Laboratory, Hydrabad
  • Center Pharma, Mumbai
  • Cipla Pharmceuticals, Pune and Goa
  • Wokkhardt, Mahad
  • Matrix, Nashik
  • Vinati Chemicals, Mahad
  • Sai Chemicals, Pune
  • Aquatech Asia, Pune
  • Cadbury Foods, Pune
  • Sun Pharma, Ahmednagar
  • Amtek Auto Limited, Pune
  • ITC limited, Ranjangoan, Pune
  • Central and Western India Chemicals, Pune
  • e-Solve, Pune

B) Visit to Orphanage:

The department of chemistry organized a visit to Tayyabia Orphanage Trust, East Street, Camp on 28th September 2014. Staff members asked the authorities for the permission and the requirements and needs of the children staying in the orphanage. Accordingly, 120 sets of stationary materials which included pen, pencil, rubber, compass box were bought. In addition 30 pairs of school shoes were also bought for the students of Std. I and Std. II.  Packets of snacks and sweets were given to all the hostel inmates.

The staff members generously contributed towards the cause and generated Rs. 12000/- The staff members along with the H.O.D. Dr. Khursheed Ahmed, Chemistry students, & non teaching staff visited the orphanage.Dr. Khursheed Ahmed talked to the children and inspired them to study hard and achieve their future goals. The Principle of the Tayyabia Orphanage Mr. Abdul Wahid had interacted with all of us & appreciated this work on behalf of Tayyabia Orphanage Trust, & requested to visit again in future.

C) Anti-Superstition Demonstration:

Superstition is one of the widely spread vices in our society. Many unfortunate incidents keep appearing in newspapers. The gravity of situation was realized in Maharashtra as well as in all over India. The Maharashtra Assembly created history by passing the much-awaited anti-superstitions bill in the winter session of the state legislature in Nagpur on Friday 13th December 2013. NSS unit of our college organized a demonstration by staff members of Chemistry Department in Kanhe Gaon against superstitions on 15thDecember 2013. It is necessary to create awareness in our society to provide a healthy and safe social environment with a view to protect the poor and ignorant people against the evil and sinister practices and customs thriving on blind faith, beliefs and ignorance. The blind faith and beliefs are propagated in the name of God or some so called divine or super natural or magical powers or evil spirits. The God's men, quacks and conmen exploit and harm mentally, physically and financially the poor and ignorant people in the Society thereby destroying the very social fabric of the Society.

During NSS Winter Camp, the demonstration on 7th December 2014, was given to the students of orphanage, special children and other villagers at Naigaon. The students showed how with the help of chemical reactions, artificial blood is shed from hands and people are deceived by the trick. Other items presented by students include getting blood from lemon, generation of fume in an empty beaker, burning sugar with very bright flame, burning the cloth without damaging the fabrics. They talked about Late Narendra Dabolkar, President; Maharashtra Andhrashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS) which is an organization working towards eradication of superstitions.

The department of chemistry had  organized a superstition eradicating programme  “Chemistry behind superstition” under “Be Safe” programme on 1st Feb 2017.The programme was conducted in green auditorium.Students of T.Y.BSc. demonstrated short reactions that illustrates superstition.The programme was conducted in three sessions as

  10:30-11.30: Arts

  11:30-12.30: BCA

   12:30-1.30: BBA

The programme started with brief explanation of superstition using power point presentation which was followed by practical demonstration .Students from all stream showed keen interest and gave overwhelming response .

  

D) Blood Donation:

The institutes of higher education are required to play pivotal role in nation building exercise through Teaching, Research and Extension. The department of Chemistry conducts various such activities. Readers are requested to give their inputs for further enrichment of these activities. The department has organized this activity for consecutive three years. This activity is organized in coordination with certified blood banks. The students and teachers actively participate in this activity. The purpose of this activity is to enlighten students about the problems of blood scarcity faced by hospitals and patients during health crisis and encourage them to take up this activity as a responsibility towards the society. We are posting short reports and glimpses from the blood donation camps organized by the department. The blood donation camp was organized by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry and Research Center, AISC, Pune on Wednesday, 31st August 2016, at L1 Hall, Second Floor, Library Building, Abeda Inamdar Senior College, with the help of Red Plus Blood Bank, Bhosari, Pune. It began at 10:00 am and continued till 04:00 pm, with a steady stream of donors throughout. The L1 hall was abuzz with college students and staff chatting with each other, happy to be able to play their part in lending a helping hand to people in the region. L1 hall was utilized for medical check-up of potential donors, as well as the donation itself. They were provided with glucose water and food including tea, coffee, biscuits and banana. It was great to see more people than pre-registration numbers turning up at the venue. This stretched the capacity of the blood bank, as a result of which the contact details of the donors were taken so as to allow them to donate at the earliest to the blood bank. The blood bank asked for 40 units. Blood bank got 25% more volunteer than their expected numbers and the collection tallied to 51 units.

As a part of celebration of 25 Years of Excellence, Post Graduate Department of Chemistry and Research Center had organized a Blood Donation Camp in association with Aacharya Anandrishiji Blood Bank, Pune, on 27th October 2015 at 10:30 am to 03:30 pm. Many students from different departments of our college had visited the camp and 21 students donated their blood on this occasion.

E) Intra-Collegiate Collage Competition:

As a part of silver jubilee celebration of college, the department of chemistry has organized the Collage competition on 19thJan 2016 at 11.00 am in Green galaxy. The competition was inaugurated by Dr. Khursheed Ahmed. The incharges for this completion was Mr. Anees Pangal and Mr. Javed Shaikh. An overwhelming response from under-graduate and post-graduate students was received. 22 teams comprising 5 students from undergraduate and post graduate students were participated in the competition. The themes of the competition were

          1) Education- Future Prospects

          2) Global Warming – Reasons for Alarm

          3) Developing India- Past and Future

          4) India Smart City Challenges

          5) Effects of Politics on Developing India

All the participants were given the required material and refreshments during the competition. Five Winners were selected in which F. Y. B. Sc. team was the winner and M. Sc. II (Org) team was first runner. The Second runner up was B.Sc. (Mathematics) team of students. Two consolation prizes were also given to the team of M.Sc. I and T.Y.B.Sc.

F) Demo on Handling of Fire Extinguisher:

As a part of celebration of 25 Years of Excellence, Post Graduate Department of Chemistry and Research Center had organized a Fire Extinguisher Demonstration on 28th October, 2015 at 1:00 pm. All teaching, non-teaching staff and many students from different departments of our college had attended the demonstration. The demonstrator, Mr. Ayaz Sayed explained various important and noteworthy points regarding the fire safety and use of fire extinguishers.

G) Scince Exhibition Jan - 2018:

The science fair of Abeda Inamdar Senior college was organized on  11th January, 2018.The exhibition comprised of a variety of exhibits of each department of science. The Department of Chemistry had exhibited four exhibits  in this fair. The exhibits focused mainly on science and technology for human welfare and the developing trends in chemistry. The students of undergraduate participated in the science fair. 

H) e-Collage Competition (Feb - 2018):

Paper collage is a technique where the artwork is created using bits & pieces of different textured & colored paper. These forms and shapes eventually create a whole image. Art expression is a unique way of linking imagination and creativity with the shades and tints of life experiences. Collage making competition was conducted by the department of Chemistry to light up the spirit of sharing and thanks giving at the end of a ChemFest-2018. There was a great cooperation seen among the team and the students learnt a lot through the competition. This year the department of chemistry has organized the e-Collage competition on 13th Feb 2018 at 03.00 pm in e-Library. An overwhelming response from the post-graduate students was received. 12 teams comprising 2 students from post graduate students were participated in the competition. All the participants were asked to create a collage using computer and internet to avoid the wastage of paper, colour and other material. Refreshments were also served during the competition. Two Winners were selected from the participants. Prizes and certificates were distributed to the winners by the hands of Dr. Khursheed Ahmed.

 

 

I) Chem-Quiz (2017-18):

The Post Graduate Department of Chemistry and Research Center of Abeda Inamdar Senior college conducted Chem- Quiz (2017-18) Competition on Tuesday, 13.02.2018 at 11:00 am for M. Sc. Chemistry students during ChemFest week in Green Auditorium. This activity is organized to build confidence and competitive spirit amongst students. Phase One of the competition was based on multiple Choice question in Chemistry. Head of the Department Dr. Khursheed Ahmed, Co-ordinator of the program Mr. Shaikh Javed A., Ms. Priti Singh and other staff members were present on the occasion. 41 teams participated in the competition and top 03 performances were awarded cash prize of Rs. 500, 300 and 200 along with certificate of recognition. 

J) Innovative Methods in Teaching:

Chemistry Department has qualified faculty which is dedicated and always working towards students’ welfare. They are taking every step to make teaching effective and advanced. Besides the use of black board new techniques are being implemented. Molecular Models, ISIS Draw and ChemDraw Software are taught to students at Post Graduate Classes. LCD Power Point Presentations are been taken to make lectures more interesting and innovative.

K) Guest Seminars:

ISTRA has been totally committed in arranging Guest seminars for its institutions and corresponding members. Accordingly, ISTRA has successfully conducted several guest lectures by eminent researchers from India and abroad. Notable seminars and speakers include:

  1. Lecture by Prof. Santosh. K.Haram from SPPU, Pune delivered the talk on “Chemistry: Opportunities in Research” on 19th September 2015.
  2. Lecture by Dr. Arun Sreekumar from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA delivered the talk on “Metabolomics” on 23rd June 2015.
  3. Lecture by Dr. Mulla Ghazala from Z. V. M. Unani Medical College, Pune delivered the talk with respect to maintenance of health and immune system on 28th August 2014.
  4. On 17th December 2014, Professor Avinash S. Kumbhar from Department of Chemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University delivered an extensive talk on research opportunities and highlighted various emerging fields in composites and metal organic frameworks.
  5. A Guest lecture by Dr. Safiya Lokhandwala from Z. V. M. Unani Medical College, Pune on the Topic “Anemia” was delivered on 22nd January 2015.
  6. Lecture by Dr. N. P. Argade, Principal Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory on 21st December 2013 “Remarkably Selective Nucleophilic Reactions of Cyclic Anhydrides and Derivatives: An Avenue for Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products”.
  7. Research Seminar by Dr. K. S. Rane, UGC-Emeritus Fellow, Rani Chennamma University (RCU), Belgaum on Synthesis and Characterization of Catalytic and Sensor Materials, on 20th November 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at P.G. Research Laboratory.
  8. Research Seminar by Dr. Dharmalingam Subramaniam, Research Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA on Anti Cancer Activity of Tandutinib against Colo-Rectal Cancer, on 4th December 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at PAI Hall.
  9. Lecture by Dr. N. P. Argade, Principal Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory on 21st December 2013 “Remarkably Selective Nucleophilic Reactions of Cyclic Anhydrides and Derivatives: An Avenue for Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products”.
  10. Dr. Shrikant Anand delivered an elaborate talk on 13th December 2012 on Colon Cancer along with pathways and check points. He showed the therapeutic action of honokiol. He showed the results of in vitro and in vivo investigations related to collaborative projects.
  11. Dr. Aamir Ahmed in his talks were very interesting and he explained the concept of cancer stem cells and epithelial to mesenchyma transition in pancreatic cancer cells for the benefit of students. He showed the actual photographs of tumors in MDA-MB-231 after in vivo validation. He described many classes of phytochemicals, which are currently being focused by various research groups all over the world. He cited few specific examples like isoflavones, indole, DIM, curcumin analogs and garcinol.
  12. Dr. Animesh Dhar gave an extensive talk on statistics of pancreatic cancer, various pathways involved in pancreatic cancer and related molecular targets 10th January 2013. The topic of his lecture was entitled “Can Cancer Stem Cells be Novel Targets for preventive and therapeutic approaches in pancreatic cancer?”
  13. Dr. Bernhard entitled “ANTI CANCER DRUGS AND CLAY SCIENCES” on 2nd Feb. 2013 in the PAI High Tech Hall. He extensively discussed his research regarding novel phytochemical analogs which show potent anticancer activity. He also spoke about his novel cis-platin conjugates which are active against various cancer cells. He also discussed his work related to metallodrugs especially Gold and ruthenium complexes.
  14. Dr. Dhiman Sarkar delivered an interesting research seminar for the ISTRA members on 12 January, 2013 in the PAI Hi Tech Hall. His lecture focused mainly on the development of novel assays for high throughput screening of novel drugs against MTb. He shared his research work based on designing of novel nitroimidazole derivatives against bacterial resistance.
  15. ISTRA had organized Dr. Roy Jensen guest seminar on 5th March, 2013, at the PAI Tech Hall entitled “BRCA 1 is an HSP 90 Client Protein- implication for Clinical Medicine”. He mainly discussed his current research in the field of breast cancer research in relation to HSP protein and BRCA 1 gene. His group actively works on potent phytochemical namely Gedunin, which is abundant in Indian neem plant (Azadiracta indica).
  16. Dr. Shrikant Anant (Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control. The University of Kansas Cancer Center, USA) delivered a very exciting talk on Cancer Stem Cells. He visited Azam Campus on 22nd December 2011.
  17. On 15th December 2011, Professor T. Aminabhavi, CSIR Emiretus Scientist, SETs College of Pharmacy; Dharwad, talked about Biodegradable Polymers in Control Drug Delivery.
  18. Dr. Syam Sen Gupta, Scientist, NCL delivered a very exciting talk entitled Chemistry – Our Life, Our Future on 22nd October 2011 which is the theme of IYC-2011 as well.
  19. Professor Hari Bhat as an expert speaker on 2nd November 2011. His lecture focused mainly on his research on “Antioxidant and anticancer potential of Resveratrol.”
  20. A guest lecture was organized by the department of chemistry of Abeda Inamdar Senior college on the topic “Synthetic equivalents based on Weinreb’s amide and Julia Olefination” by Dr. Indrapal Singh Aidhen, form IIT Madras on 27-01-2011 at 10:00 am at PAI conference hall.

L) Exchange Programme and MOU:

  1. Dept. of chemistry has signed an MOU with BioEra Life Sciences, Pune regarding exchange of research work in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and to provide Technical Services, Workshops & Training to the students.
  2. Dept. of chemistry has signed an MOU with Labcode Pvt. Ltd., Pune to generate consultancy services and to provide Technical Services, Workshops & Training to the students.
  3. Dr. Khursheed Ahmed has visited University of Bayreuth, Germany under faculty exchange program as per MOU signed for 3 months.
  4. Ms. Khadija Syeda (ISTRA, Allana College of Pharmacy) has joined Wayne State University for her Doctoral programme in 2011. She has successfully completed her course work in the university and now is fully registered for Ph.D. work.
  5. Ms. Neha Patil (ISTRA, Dept. of Biotechnology) has been selected for MS degree at Lincoln University (Missourie, USA). She is expected to join her university in August 2012.
  6. Dr. Bernard Biersack (University of Bayreuth, Germany) has joined ISTRA in November 2012 for four months as a visiting faculty. The chemistry students were benefitted the most from his visit, as he is world expert Organic chemist.
  7. A Memorandum of Agreement between Dr. Subhash Padhye (Director, ISTRA) and Dr. Zahra Afrasiabi from Lincoln University was signed on 09/22/2011. It was intended to facilitate and develop a genuine and mutually beneficial exchange/research relationship between the two institutions. The linkage hereby formed shall further promote each partner institution's objectives as well as strengthen the mutual relationship between the partners.
  8. Similar MOU was signed between University of Bayreuth, Germany and ISTRA regarding exchange of students and faculties for collaborative work. This agreement also allows students to obtain dual degrees from both universities for MS course in Drug Discovery.
  9. ISTRA has also signed an research MOU with Dr. T.M. Aminabhavi (K.L.E. College of Pharmacy, Hubli) which will benefit both institutions in terms of collaborative research work in the field of novel polymers in drug formulation.
  10. ISTRA has signed an MOU with Dr. Basu (Findlay University, USA), regarding exchange of research work in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and drug discovery.

M) Personality Development Programme:

The Department conducts a programme aimed at improving of soft skills of the students in collaboration with Freelance Consultancy Services and Destiny Solutions and consultancies, Pune.

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