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Chemistry Department caters to the largest number of degree college students. Most of the faculty members are Ph.D holders and have passed SET/ NET examinations. The Department enrols 52 students in all the 4 branches of chemistry (aided courses) at PG level.

Highlights of the department

  • Talks and seminars for UG and PG students organised regularly
  • Workshop for SET/NaET aspirants is organised every year
  • Workshop on “Advanced studies in inorganic chemistry” is organised every year
  • Industrial visit for UG and PG students is organised every year
  • DST -Fist Laboratory equipped with AAS,HPLC, GC-MS and Learning lab.
  • Experienced and dedicated faculty.



Prof. Ms. Anna Pratima G. Nikalje

Professor & Principal

Qualifications: Professor & Principal.
M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) Ph. D P.G. Diploma Intellectual Property Rights Law. An alumnus of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
Research Interest: Green synthesis of bioactive heterocycles: anticancer agents, antifungals, anticonvulsants.
Short Biography: Women in Educational Leadership, Devang Mehta National Award 2018.
ERASMUS PEIN International Research Excellence Award, Faculty Research stay at University of Santiago De Compostela, Lugo, Spain, 2014. Dr. R.V. Patel National Innovative & Best Research Guide Award 2011-12. Dr. P.D. Sethi Best Research Paper on HPTLC Award in 2010 and 2012. Best Paper presentation award, 2002 and Scholarship of 500 Euro at International Symposium HPLC 2007, Belgium. Travel grants. Recipient of Gold Medal and other 06 awards as University Topper at her graduation. Reviewer and editorial board member of many reputed international journals. Trainer of Teachers and resource person for Sensitization Awareness & Motivation program of UGC’s Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education,2012. Major Research Project of UGC of 9 lakhs; Minor research project. Responsibilities handled previously: Vice Principal, HOD, Academic in charge, Exam in charge, Student council in charge, ICC Incharge, IQAC, Antiragging, Research & IPR, CDC member. Professional membership: American Chemical Society , Indian science congress association, Association of Chemistry teachers of India, TWAS, FENS,WISE. NCC Best Cadet ; state level Hockey

Dr. Sakina Z. Bootwala

Associate Professor

Qualifications: Associate Professor & Head Of Chemistry Department.
M.Sc, Ph.D, DHE, SET.
Research Interest: Coordination chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry
Short Biography:1.Received “Best Professor Award” by RULA INTERNATIONAL’18 on 15th August, 2018 “International Journal for Research Under Literal Acess” Accredited with, “Idamas Learning and Training Center (Malaysia)”
2.Received “Best Woman chemistry Teacher Award” by Association of Chemistry Teachers NCCT-Oct 25-27,2018
3.Member Of Board of Studies in University Of Mumbai in 2018
4.Convener of Syllabus Committee member 2017-18
5. Member of syllabus committee in FYBSc, SYBSc, TYBSc & M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry, at Mumbai University.
6.Served as Resource person for Conferences, Workshop, Seminars and Chaired the International conference .
7.Principal Investigator for University level minor research projects and one UGC minor research project.
8.Co-author in 10 text book Inorganic Chemistry for FY,SY and TYBSc
9.Book on “Advanced Practicals In Inorganic Chemistry”for post graduate students is published in 2019 .
10.Total number of research paper published in International Journals= 22

Sandeep Borde

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
M.Sc., DHE, NET.
Research Interest: -
Short Biography:Studied in Wilson High school and Wilson College. I have held the following posts
Assistant warden of the college Hostel for one year.
Managing committee member of two institutions attached to JWES for one year.
Dean of students for 4 years.
NSS program officer for 3 years
Currently vice president of Wilson college gymkhana.

Dr. Sanjay Devrav Mhaske

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D., SET, NET, M.A., MBA, LL.B
Research Interest: Carbon Nanotube Chemistry, Organic Synthesis.
Short Biography:Subjects Taught: P.G & U.G Level: Organic Chemistry.
Recognised PG Teacher in Organic Chemistry.
Life Member of Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT)

Dr. Harichandra Parbat

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
Ph.D, Chemistry (2011), SET Chemistry(2006), M.Sc. Physical Chemistry (2004), B.Sc. Chemistry (2002).
Research Interest: Chemical Kinetics, Catalysis, Material Science and Nanomaterials.
Short Biography:An Alumnus of University of Pune, Shivaji College Barshi.
Additional charge: Wilson College, NSS Programme Officer.
Other information

  • Resource person at National Conferences (02), International Conferences (02), International Conferences Referee (01)
  • CSIR-NET-SLET-GATE Workshops at state level (25), National level (05) and M.Sc. Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry
  • Guidance lecture on MPSC and UPSC examination.
  • Member of Editorial Board of “Global Research Journal in Chemistry”, Olympiad Chemistry committee member, and Syllabus, Subject expert Assistant professor interview panel, Mumbai University Committee member T.Y.B.Sc., M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, Mumbai University, Co-author in text book Physical Chemistry.
  • Principal Investigator for 2 University level minor research projects and Co-Investigator for one UGC minor research project Research paper publications-17 and text books-09.

Dr. Ashish S. Uzgare

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
Ph.D. (2007),M.Phil.(1999),S.E.T. (1997), D.C M.(1996), M.Sc.(Biochemistry,1995), B.Sc.(Chemistry, 1993).
Research Interest: Protein Chemistry.
Short Biography: An Alumnus of University of Pune.
Designation: Vice Principal & Assistant Professor (Stage 3)
Additional charge: Warden Mackichan Hall Boys Hostel
Dean Of Students: 2010 – 2015
Co-ordinator DST-FIST Program (DST FIST LAB houses equipment like AAS, GCMS, HPLC, Laminar Flow Cabinet, Computer lab with internet,etc.).
Former DST FIST Coordinator (2006-2008)P G School for biological studies, Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar. Recognized as Post Graduate Teacher of University of Mumbai.(by papers and by research) in Biochemistry. Member of ACT and FICCE. Served as Resource person for Conferences, Workshop, Seminars, Chaired Technical Sessions at Conferences and have been invited as guest lecturer on regular basis. Co-author for 2 Text books Published for TYBSc Organic Chemistry. Published 04 Research Papers. Attended 32 Conferences both National & International.
Awards: Received best oral presentation awards at International conference in Thailand (2011) and in Bangalore (2018). Principal Investigator for 3 minor research projects and Co-Investigator in one major research project. Current Research Topic: Characterization of antimicrobial compounds

Dr. Jamson Masih

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
M.Sc Ph.D
Research Interest: -
Short Biography:Dr. Jamson Masih has earned a doctorate in Chemistry on Indoor/Outdoor air Pollution in different microenvironments of domestic Homes from the St. Johns College, Agra India.
He has also been a Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellow in the year 2010-2011 at the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi, India.
Dr. Masih is working on indoor and outdoor air pollution studies, namely indoor/outdoor air pollutants emission source characterization and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Indian Cities.
At present he is supervising two Research projects funded by University Grant Commission (UGC) New Delhi and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India.
Total No. Publications: 30.
Awards and Recognition: CSIR-SRF (2010), DST SRF (2009), DST JRF (2007-2009), Best Thesis awards AEACI, BARC .

Dr. Hina Sheikh

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
Ph.D, Chemistry (2016), SET Chemistry (2014), CSIR-NET Chemistry (2014), GATE Chemistry (2013) PET Chemistry (2013) M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry (2012), B.Sc. Chemistry (2010).
Research Interest: Biochemistry.
Short Biography:An Alumnus of Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai.
Additional charge: Wilson College, Mentor Committee.
Other information:

  • Received Best paper presentation award at international conference at Kalsekar college, Thane district.
  • Resource person for NET/Set lectures at patkar college.
  • Member of Association of Chemistry teachers. Visiting faculty in NMIMS for Msc Chemistry.
  • Pub

lished 5 research papers in international journals

Kailas Shinde

Assistant Professor

TEACHING CAREER : 1st september 1989
Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
NET (2012), M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry, 2010), B.Sc. (Chemistry, 2008).
Research Interest: Research focus on design, synthesis, docking and biological studies of novel heterocyclic compounds.
Short Biography:Currently pursuing Ph.D. (Chemistry) under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) Shrimant Rathod at Bhavan’s H. Somani College, Chowpatty.
Published 01 Research Paper.
Served as a Resource person at CSIR-NET-SET-GATE Workshops.
Visiting faculty for M.Sc. (Organic chemistry) at NMIMS and Viva college.
Member of ACT.

Dr. Anand Burange

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
M.Sc., Ph.D, CSIR-NET (June 2009), CSIR-NET (Dec-2009), GATE (Feb- 2009), Awarded CSIR-Research Associateship, CSIR-Nehru postdoctoral fellow at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.
Research Interest: Organic Chemistry.
Short Biography:Dr. Anand S. Burange completed his Ph.D. from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai in area of heterogeneous catalysis. After Ph.D. he worked as Assistant Manager at Johnson Matthey Catalyst, Research, and Development and later worked as research associated and Nehru post-doc at National Chemical Laboratory Pune.
He is also a recipient of CSIR-Research Associateship, CSIR-Nehru postdoctoral award, Dr. P. Deshmukh Memorial Medal for meritorious achievement and Eklavya Scholarship. Currently, he is visiting faculty at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and at Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai.
He has published 15 research articles and three book chapters in international journals of repute. He is also a life member of Society for Material Chemistry (SMC); Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT); NSEC Board Member for 2016-17 and 2017-18. His research interests are surface science, heterogeneous catalysis, and photo-catalysis.

Dr. Thomson A. Fernandes

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
Research Interest: -
Short Biography:Mr. Thomson A. Fernandes completed secondary school (SSC) in 2004 from Matunga Lions Pioneer English School, Matunga and Higher secondary school (HSC) in 2006 from Guru Nanak Higher Secondary School, Sion.
Graduated (B.Sc. in chemistry in 2009) from D.G. Ruparel College.
Completed Post Graduate Degree in Physical Chemistry in (2011) from Hazariamal Somani Bhavan’s College, affiliated to Mumbai University.
He joined Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai as a Ph.D. student under the guidance of Prof. R. V. Jayaram and in the field of metal recovery from metallic and non-metallic solid wastes by hydrometallurgical methods.
He has been appointed as the Cultural activity and Drama Club Coordinator and also the member of Discipline, ICC(Internal Complaint Committee), Research and Gymkhana Committee of Wilson College.

John Wilson Education Society's Wilson College has a long standing history. Founded by Dr. John Wilson, the founder of Bombay University, in the year 1832. Wilson College has a NAAC "A" Accreditation since 2005.

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