The department offers under-graduate course and the success rate has been an astounding 100%. The department has since then made an impressive progress in building up the infrastructure and in conducting teaching successfully.
From June 2001 college has started the Post Graduate Course, Master of Computer Science (M.C.S./ M.Sc. (Computer Science)) and from June 2009 College has started the Post Graduate Course Master of Computer Science (M.C.A. (Science). But from June 2016 M.C.A.(Science) course is discontinued and informed to Savitribai Phule Pune University. Management of the institute took the decision to close the course.
Apart from teaching, the faculty of the department involved in research, consultancy and development programs. The support structure of the department provides all the required non-academic support to the students and the faculty. The Department of Computer Science takes care to ensure that the basic scientific principles of Computer Science are presented to the student and actively tries to point out the differences between the Computation as a science and software.
The department is enriched with 9 faculties for teaching, research and extension activities and sufficient supportive staff. Besides teaching-learning programs, other activities like workshops, Remedial Coaching, Seminars, National Science Day, project work and lectures of eminent personalities are organized continuously and successfully. Department offers campus interview and placement services to students. Most of our alumni are holding responsible positions in dignified areas.
Dept. of Electronics, established in 1986, is the biggest of its kind in the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune imparting knowledge of Electronics and Computer Science at U.G level. Department offers B.Sc. (Electronics), B.Sc. (Computer Science) and M.Sc. (Electronics) programs. The department is enriched with 9 faculties for teaching, research and extension activities and sufficient supportive staff. Besides teaching-learning programs, other activities like workshops, Remedial Coaching, Seminars, National Science Day, project work and lectures of eminent personalities are organized continuously and successfully. Department offers campus interview and placement services to students. Most of our alumni are holding responsible positions in dignified areas.
In 2011, a significant milestone was achieved with the initiation of the M.Sc. program, a testament to our commitment to offering advanced education in mathematics to aspiring scholars.One of our best practices is the integration of practical applications with theoretical concepts, fostering a holistic understanding of mathematics. We believe in hands-on learning, organizing regular workshops and seminars, where students can engage in problem-solving and collaborative projects. Additionally, our faculty members employ innovative teaching methods, ensuring that mathematical concepts are presented in an accessible and engaging manner.
The department has a rich history of producing accomplished mathematicians, many of whom have gone on to excel in academia and various industries. Our alumni have contributed significantly to the field of mathematics, both nationally and internationally, reflecting the quality of education imparted within these walls.
With a steadfast commitment to excellence and a nurturing environment, the Department of Mathematics continues to inspire and empower the minds of the future, ensuring that the legacy of mathematical brilliance continues to thrive in our rural community.
Statistics was introduced for the first time in the first year of a two-year degree course as a subsidiary subject in 1970. Statistics was offered as a principal subject in the 1981 three-year degree program. For almost five decades, the department of statistics has been offering the latest and best knowledge to students seeking a career in the field of statistics.
Also, department is running B.Com. Statistics course as specialization. The Department of Statistics started the M.Sc. in Statistics in 2012. The department has highly qualified and experienced teaching staff. Many outstanding alumni of the department are presently working all over India and abroad. The central library have a fairly rich collection of reference books of Statistics, moreover our departmental library is also enriched by 370+ reference books of statistics which are donated by our alumni and teaching staff. The department has well-equipped, three air-conditioned laboratories with 120+ computers and licenced SPSS, MATLAB, SYSTAT, and Wolfram Mathematica software. The course curriculums have been updated several times, thus giving students an advantage over their peers. The success of the department is largely attributed to the dedication of the teaching and non-teaching staff. Department has signed MoU with AIS SOLUTIONS PVT LTD, Pune on 23rd Nov. 2021 and with Stat Modeller, Vadodara, Gujarat on 2022. Cytel Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Provides, Cytel Fly-High Scholarship for PG Students every year since 2015. Best Practices of the department are, Celebration of National and World Statistics Day, Statistics Quiz, Data Diverse Club, Organization of workshop/seminar/hands on training programs to improve students’ personality, academic projects based on social issues.
Presently, 20 students have enrolled in the Microbiology PhD program. Currently, the Department of Microbiology has three research mentors. Currently, the department has a woman scientist awardee pursuing post doctorate and received funding under the scheme of DST-WOS-A, New Delhi.In addition to the standard courses, the Microbiology Department also offers certificate programs aimed at enhancing the skill development of microbiology students. These include courses in ‘Quality Control Techniques in the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Dairy Industry’ and ‘Research Methodology’.The department has secured financial support through schemes like DST-FIST, DBT-STAR College, and CPE. With this funding, the department has procured advanced equipment for research purposes, which is actively utilized to train students.
Research stands as a prominent strength within the department. To date, the department’s faculty has successfully completed four significant research projects, with funding from sources like UGC, DBT, and DST-SERB. These projects have collectively brought in around Rs. 1 Crore in research grants. In addition, departmental faculty members have secured nine minor research projects, backed by UGC and BCUD (Pune University). They remain consistently engaged in conferences and seminars, both nationally and internationally, and have achieved recognition and awards in these events.
Furthermore, students actively participate in research endeavors through their MSc dissertation work. They receive research grants under the college’s ‘Student Research Project’ scheme. The research domains that both faculty and student researchers are engaged in encompass agricultural microbiology, fermentation technology, enzymology, biocementation, waste management, nanoscience, bioremediation, mycology, environmental microbiology, and more. Over the past 15 years, faculty members, alongside student authors, have collectively published 91 research papers in esteemed international and national journals, including those published by Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, among others.
The department maintains an ongoing commitment to fostering a research-oriented culture and enhancing students’ research skills by organizing guest lectures, conferences, and workshops. Collaborations with industrial entities like Q Edge Consultancy, Pune, Mangalam Agrotech, Ltd. Manchar, and Green Vitals Biotech, Pune, have proven beneficial for students by improving their microbiological skills. These enhanced skills will undoubtedly serve students well, particularly those aspiring to work in the industrial sector.
The department maintains an alumni association that serves as a valuable resource for newcomers, providing insights into opportunities within various industries. This network, connecting current students with alumni, has grown stronger, and it holds the potential for significant benefits to the department’s students. Additionally, the department offers various consultancy services, with the most popular ones being microbiological water testing for potability and the assessment of antimicrobial activity in compounds. Notably, the department’s standout activity involves organizing health check-up camps for both students and staff, encompassing services like blood grouping and hemoglobin determination.
Department also has a common staff room for teachers. It also has separate instrumentation room. The Zoology museum in the department is equipped with some unique, rare and imported specimens from the animal kingdom. It is probably one of the oldest museums of its kind in rural areas.
The department conducts bachelor‟s degree course (UG) & master‟s degree course (PG) in Zoology. The M.Sc. Zoology with Entomology, as a specialization was started from 1993 to 2002.The department has restarted M.Sc. Zoology degree course from 2015-16. In 2015-16, specialization was Entomology. Additional specialization started as Animal Physiology in 2021-22 & Genetics in 2022-23.
The department is actively involved in research activities. Priority areas of research include fishery science, limnology and parasitology. Funding agencies like University Grants Commission (UGC), WRO, Pune and Board of College and University Development (BCUD) has supported the research activities. The research work being carried out in the Department has been being presented and published in the renowned national and international journals such as Journal of Aquatic Biology, Journal of Experimental Zoology India, Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology, Journal of Indian Fisheries Association, Eco scan, A research journal of Recent Sciences, Standard Global Journal of Scientific Research, International Multidisciplinary e-Journal, IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology & Food Technology, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, Journal of Science & Technology, Bionano Frontier etc.
The department is enriched with highly sophisticated instruments including Phase Contrast Microscope, BOD Incubator, Binocular, Trinocular Research Microscope, Electrophoresis units, Laminar Air flow, PCR, UV spectrophotometer, Rotary shaker etc. The department also possesses variety of chemicals, glass wares and plastic wares necessary for various experiments.
The department has a rich tradition of classical Zoologists and presently it enjoys a good combination of classical as well as modern Zoologists. The best practices of the department are as follows
- Celebration of National / International commemorative days, Wild Life Week, Health awareness programmes,
- Installation of the bird nests, feeders and watering devices in college campus with active participation of
- Operating departmental library that contains books donated by
- We arrange the snake awareness programme and distribution of seed balls during various occasions like Nagpanchami and annual Pandharpur
- Extensive use of ICT in lectures and
- Survey of Biodiversity through student research projects.
- Inculcation of entrepreneurship character among students through various workshops based on applied
Moreover, the recognisation for Ph.D. research in August, 2007 from Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune. Till the year 2023 the total 12 research students have been awarded PhD degree and currently 64 scholars have been working for their doctoral research under 16 recognized supervisors. The teachers have been received 15 research projects from state and national funding agencies like DST, BCUD, and Mangrove Foundation, which is in total 67, 11,000 rupees and all these projects successfully completed. The department organized a National conference in 2012 and International conference in 2016.
The following best practices such as Nursery Management Course, Plant of the week Activity, Maintenance of Herbaria, Organization of Workshops, Conferences, Webinars, Summer Training Programme, Value Based Practices : Welcome, Sendoff, Celebrating Occasions by offering Books and Involvement of Students in Research Activities are conducted in the department, keeping in mind an overall development of student. One patent and more than 100 research papers have been published in UGC care listed journals, Scopus and Impact having renowned journals. More than 50 national and international conferences attended by faculty. However, faculties have been playing important role in framing syllabi at the university and college levels as well as contributing as an author to text books and written reference books. Kavivarya Moropant Botanical Garden having more than 1000 type of flowering, non flowering plants which are distributed in the various groups such as Medicinal, cacti, Halophytes, Butterfly garden plants, Oxygen park plants, Fernery and Bonsai under maintains of the department. For consultancy the department started Surbhi Nursery in 26 January 2022 which sells the sapling of plants, bouquets, bonsai, hanging basket and medicinal plants.
The staff, teaching as well as non-teaching, has been handpicked to make sure students don’t lack anything in their desire to study the subject.
In effect to impart quality education the Department has continuously worked to offer more courses, recruit more teachers acquire new instruments and provide a well-equipped laboratory.The Department implemented the college science faculty improvement program under the 7th plan. Under this program, many laboratory instruments were acquired, and seminars, workshops and guest lecturers were conducted.
The Department also began to offer M.Sc. Physics courses from August 1993. For this purpose, a new spacious laboratory was constructed, sophisticated instruments such as Nuclear radiation detector, Michelson interferometer, Laser and Microprocessors were purchased, and seven new faculties were appointed. But the course being run on a permanent Non-grant basis, the student fees were insufficient to support the program.
Presently, the Department is also a recognized research Centre affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune from 2017 and provides opportunity to eligible students to do Ph. D. in Physics. The department has 4 Ph. D. guides. Area of specialization Material Science, Thin films, Biomedical Instrumentation, Energy Storage, Photo catalysis, Water splitting, Gas Sensing, Photovoltaic.
- Provide opportunity to develop problems-solving skills and critical thinking,
- Provide an opportunity to develop presentation skills,
- Provide a solid grounding in the methods of scientific development,
- Instilling a strong sense of scientific integrity and scientific temperament, and
- Presenting Physics to the students in a way that they can achieve their goals.
All faculty members make contributions to the department, and/or field that are appropriate to interest and ability. Faculty members discuss appropriate departmental-level service and redistribute assignments, accordingly, taking into account personal interests, academic rank, and departmental needs.
Scope and importance of the subject:
Physics – the study of matter, energy, and their interactions – is an international enterprise, which plays a key role in the future progress of humankind. The support of Physics education and research in all countries is important because:
- Physics is an exciting intellectual adventure that inspires young people and expands the frontiers of our knowledge about Nature.
- Physics generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world.
- Physics contributes to the technological infrastructure and provides trained personnel needed to take advantage of scientific advances and discoveries.
- Physics is an important element in the education of chemists, engineers, and computer scientists, as well as practitioners of the other physical and biomedical sciences.
- Physics extends and enhances our understanding of other disciplines, such as the earth, agricultural, chemical, biological, and environmental sciences, plus astrophysics and cosmology – subjects of substantial importance to all peoples of the world.
- Physics improves our quality of life by providing the basic understanding necessary for developing new instrumentation and techniques for medical applications, such as computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, ultrasonic imaging, and laser surgery.