Doctor of Philosophy | Ph.D.

It is a research Programme inculcating Research and Innovation Aptitude. PhD in Chemistry is a doctoral degree in one of the branches of Science that spans over a period of 3-6 years. It is a detailed academic study and research and completes with the submission of an academic thesis on the subject that you engaged in research with. Nanomaterials and nanotechnology are the expanding branches of chemistry.

Moreover, the popular subjects studied over the course of the program include Coordination Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, peptide synthesis, Nanoscience, Computational Chemistry etc.

Career Prospects

The main employers of chemistry are in the chemistry related industries: Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Metallurgical, Petrochemicals, Plastics and polymers, Food and drink industry, Paints and Pigments, Surfactants, Forensic Science etc. Government Jobs: Scientific Officer post in the labs of Defense Research Development and Organization (DRDO), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) ( and in academics. Students can do Post doctoral fellowship in leading Research and Academic Institutions like:

  • Foreign Universities.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
  • Indian Institute of Sciences Education and Research (IISER).
  • Homi Bhabha National Institute (BARC).
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
  • Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT).

Research Guides

  • Dr. Pradnya Prabhu
  • Dr. Sugandha Shetye
  • Dr. Chitra Kamath
  • Dr. Yogesh Ghalsasi
  • Dr. Nishamol Kanat
  • Dr. Veena Khilnani
  • Dr. Rohit Singh Chauhan
  • Dr. Trupti Tawde
  • Dr. Aniket Pawanoji
  • Dr. Saurabh Shete
  • Dr. Nanabhau Karanjule
  • Dr. Afsar Ali Siddiki

Research Facilities

Recognized Research Laboratory Central Instrumentation Laboratory

Research Area

  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Nanochemistry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Peptide synthesis

Completed Projects

  • Dr. Rohit Singh Chauhan - Investigation of radicals in the coordination sphere of metals using different cycloalkyl amino carbenes and their application in the activation of small molecules.
  • Dr.Afsar Ali Siddiki - Design, synthesis and antitubercular evaluation of New Chemical Entities (NCEs) using molecular hybridization technique.
  • Dr. Aniket Anil Pawanoji and Dr. Amol Sitaram Pawar - Synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications of metal sulphide, meta oxide chalcogenide nanoparticles.
  • Dr. Nanabhau Baban Karanjule - One pot, three component, regio-diastereoselective synthesis of trans-2,3-dihydrofuro[3,2-c] pyrans.
  • Dr. Rohit Singh Chauhan - Te-C or Te-E (E = Se, Te) bond activation with palladium (0).
  • Dr. Saurabh Shete - Synthesis and Self Assembly of Benzoyl Ureido dipetides.
  • Dr. Trupti Tawde - Development of New Heterocycle based Chiral Phosphoric Acids and their applications.
  • Dr. Nishamol Kanat - Benzoylation and Benzylation Reactions.usong Pillared clays.
  • Dr. Jaidip Wable - Synthesis of organochalcogen compounds and study their reactivity towards d-8, d-9, and d-10 metal precursors
  • Dr. Yogesh Ghalsasi - Development and Validation of novel High performance Liquid Chromatographic method for Anti Asthmatic drug formulations


Department of Geology is a recognised Research centre approved by University of Mumbai. The centre is well equipped by

  • Emphasis on Practical Skills in Microbiology.
  • Orientation for significant and Quality Research.
  • Meticulous and consistent Mentoring for Research.
  • Experiential learning in the form of Internships and visits to enhance the subject knowledge and to facilitate exposure to latest trends in Chemical Sciences.
  • Holistic development of the learner by giving equal importance to Communication Skills and Personality Development.

Head of the Department

Dr. Bright O’ Philip

Research Facilities