FACILITIES and HIGHLIGHTS
DOC is well equipped to conduct research in advanced areas,through highly qualified and experienced teachers of good international repute. The department possesses several sophisticated instruments to do frontier research in a broad range of disciplines. These includes UV-VIS, IR, FT-NMR and EPR spectrometers, analytical tools like HPLC, GC, Atomic Absorptiometer, Ion and Flash Chromatography units, High Speed Ultra Centrifuge, Electrophoresis Units, Neutron and Cobalt-60 Sources, Multichannel Analysers, TG/DSC, XRD, C and H Analysers, Liquid Scintillation Counters, RICS and SGI workstations, several pentiums (P I, P II, P III, P IV) and a host of other instruments.
DOC has a close collaboration with the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune for teaching and research activities. About 20 fellowships are offered by NCL for meritorious M.Sc. students and a few by the Kawathekar Memorial Trust. Similarly financial assistance to needy students is also provided by Doraiswamy Trust.
DOC has academic flexibility for framing the syllabus and conducting examinations.
The syllabus is periodically modified to accommodate recent advances. Computer aided instructions are given in some topics.
A number of DST, DAE, DRDO, UGC and CSIR funded research schemes are available for research work.
The DOC Libraries : Prof.S.K.K.Jatkar Library and Dr.D.K.Mahajan Library contain over 500 text-books and reference books.
Coaching classes are conducted for M.Sc. students for the NET-SET examinations. On an average about 10-15 students qualify in these examinations per year.
In the last six years about 65 students have been awarded the Ph.D. degree and about 70 students have been awarded M.Phil. degrees.
DOC also provides the E-mail and Internet facilities to all faculty and research students.
Various extension activities like summer training projects for M.Sc. students, workshops and refresher courses for college teachers are organized/conducted from time to time. Lectures from eminent scientists as well as National and International Conferences/ Seminars are also arranged in the department.