26 March, 2018

Computer Aided Drug Design and Development-2018 (CADDD-2018)

The Post Graduate Department of chemistry organized a short course on “Computer Aided Drug Design and Development-2018” of 22 hours which was taken each Saturday from 24th February 2018 to 24th March 2018.

Following Resource Persons enriched the learning experience of participants:

1) Mr. Samir Choudhary : Rasa Life Science Informatics, Pune
2) Dr. Vijay Masand        : Department of Chemistry, Vidya Bharati College, Amravati
3) Dr. Yusufi Mujahid      : Department of Chemistry, AISC, Pune
4) Dr. G. M. Nazeruddin : Former Principal, Poona College, Pune

Dr. G. M. Nazeruddin Delivering Introductory 

Mr. Sameer Choudhary

Ongoing Laboratory Sessions

Dr. Vijay Masand During Hand On Practice on QSAR

Laboratory Session on Drug-Protein Interactions

The topics covered in the said workshop include SAR, Pharmacophore Modelling, Data Mining, QSAR, Drug Design and Drug-Protein Interactions. Laboratory sessions covered applications like Marvin Sketch, KNIME, Discovery Studio, MGL Tools, PyMol and Autodock Vina.

The workshop was attended by 42 participants from AISC, Poona College and Bharathi Vidyapeeth. Certificates were distributed to successful participants.

16 February, 2018

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. 

14 February, 2018

e-Collage Competition

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. The themes of the competition were
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.

12 February, 2018

Training Programme On Anti-Superstition Drive

Superstition has become irrational belief in supernatural influences leading to good or bad luck, or a practice based on such a belief. A training programme on “Anti Superstition Drive” was organized on 11th February, 2018 at the Green Galaxy of Abeda Inamdar Senior College, Azam Campus, Pune in association with Maharshtra Andh Shraddha Nirmulan Samittee. The main objective behind the program was to get people aware about the superstition and tricks/chemistry behind the superstition. Many people become fool after watching some tricks played by the fake faith healers without knowing the fact of the tricks played.
The faculty members and students of Abeda Inamdar Senior College attended the training programme along with Dr. Shaila Bootwala and Dr. Khursheed Ahmad Two sessions were conducted between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Mrs. Nandani Jadhav  (President, Maharshtra Andh Shraddha Nirmulan Samittee) and Milind Deshmukh (Secretary,  Maharshtra Andh Shraddha Nirmulan Samittee) performed various experiments to show and explain the Tricks/Chemistry behind the superstition.
Twenty different experiments and tricks were played during the workshop while Ms. Nandini Jadhav and Milind Deshmukh both explained how to present these experiments to people and try to fade the belief on false magics played by babas and sadhoos. They also encouraged the participants to come forward to eradicate the wrong beliefs and superstitions of people. Following photographs indicate some of the experiments and the tricks behind them played by Ms. Nandini Jadhav and Mr. Milind Deshmukh.

23 January, 2018


The Department of Chemistry, Abeda Inamdar Senior College, Pune is offering Postgraduate Course in Analytical and Organic Chemistry since last twelve years, catering to the needs of postgraduate students. The number of students and teachers appearing for SET-NET Examination in the Subject of Chemical Science is quite large. There is a need to provide a platform to these candidates to make them well equipped and prepared to take up these examinations. Seeing the large opportunities of placements in the field of higher education Mrs Tambat Nazia, Shaikh Siraj and Shaikh Javed from department of chemistry of Abeda Inamdar senior college has conducted a workshop on net/set guidance for the Pg students on 19th and 20th January 2018 in PAI Hi-Tech Hall, Azam Campus Pune. Around 135 participants including teachers and students attended this workshop from various colleges. They have been immensely benefited by the lectures given by Resource persons.
Dr. Shaila Bootwala during Welcome Address

Mr. Chandramohan, Orchid Internationals

Mr. Chandramohan : Mesmerizing Talk

Dr. A. Q. Contractor, IIT Mumbai delivered talk on Electrochemistry 

Student and Teacher Participants during the Workshop

17 January, 2018

Personality Development and Communication Skill Course (PDCS)-2018

The Personality Development and Communication Skill Course (PDCS) are conducted to prepare the students to face interview confidently. This year the course was conducted for two days and the lectures were delivered by Ms. Arpita Ghosh. She is a trained Life coach and soft skill trainer. The course was conducted for M.Sc. (Chemistry) second year students of both disciplines i.e. Organic and Analytical.  The two day program was divided into four sessions; each session was interactive and experimental. These four sessions comprised of topics like building self-confidence and self-esteem, communication skills with tips on presentation skills, goal setting, adopting to new lifestyle, team building and interpersonal skills, handling emotions, preparing for interview and zest of life.  The use of Drama, Role play, Art, Dance & Voice Movement, Games allowed students to get in touch with their creative self, move out of their comfort zone and learn with fun. Each session ended with guided meditation and each session was designed with practical to achieve the designed goals.
The students were motivated by each session and there self-confidence and self-worth improved. They learned effective communication and got a better understanding of professional life.

Introductory Remarks on the Goals and Objectives of PDCS by Dr. Khursheed Ahmed 

Group Activity

16 January, 2018

Science Exhibition

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.