Basic Sciences and Humanities (F.Y. B.Tech)

Information About The Department

Basic Sciences and Humanities (F.Y. B.Tech) department includes Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Basic Mechanical Engineering, Fundamentals of Programming Languages ,Environmental studies and Humanities. Students admitted for the B.Tech. course are given proper orientation by arranging lectures and guest lectures on time management, methods of studying, awareness on semester pattern and much needed information on curriculum of Autonomous structure and syllabus. The staff imparts academic guidance, counseling and mentoring. Progress of the students is monitored on a regular basis.

Further, the Department prepares the students to face the future challenges essential in the various core Engineering branches.

Department Name F. Y. B. Tech
F.Y. B. Tech Sem I, II
Name Dr. Madhuri Purandare
Designation Professor and Head of the Department, Basic Sciences & Humanities
Qualification M. Sc. M. Phil, Ph.D
Experience Teaching: 26 Years
Area of Interest Theory of Relativity, Applied Mathematics
E mail Id madhuri.purandare@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 150
Name Dr. Vikram Sharad Athalye
Designation Associate Professor(Physics) and Dean, Quality Assurance
Qualification M.Sc (Phy.), Ph.D
Experience Teaching and Research: 17 Years
Area of Interest i) Nuclear Physics ii) Quantum physics
E mail Id vikram.athalye @cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 172
Name Prof. Manisha Jail
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M. Sc. B. Ed, registered for Ph.D
Experience Teaching: 26 Years
Area of Interest Organic Chemistry
E mail Id manisha.jail@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 154
Name Prof. Manjiree Kolhatkar
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification B.E. Civil
Experience Teaching: 12 Years
Area of Interest Basic Civil and Environmental Engg.
E mail Id manjiree.kolhatkar@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 167
Name Prof. Namrata Parag Karandikar
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.Sc. (Mathematics)
Experience Teaching: 20 Years
Area of Interest Mathematics, Applied Mathematics
E mail Id namrata.karandikar@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 176
Name Prof. Aparna A. Pai
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification B. E. (Civil)
Experience Teaching: 12 Years
Area of Interest Basic Civil and Environmental Engg.
E mail Id aparna.pai@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 168
Name Dr.Malini Shashank Bapat
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.Sc (Chem.) SET, Ph.D
Experience Teaching and Research: 21 Years
Area of Interest Nanomaterial Synthesis
E mail Id malini.bapat@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 156
Name Prof. Milly Thomas
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification B.Tech (Electrical), M.E (Power System)
Experience Teaching: 15 Years Industry: 6 Years
Area of Interest Power System
E mail Id milly.thomas@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 174
Name Prof. Mrunal  Moharir
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification B.E.(Electrical),ME (Electrical power systems)
Experience Teaching: 12 Years
Area of Interest Electrical machines, power systems
E mail Id mrunal.moharir@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 173
Name Prof. Manjusha Anand Bhosale
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification B.E.(EEP),ME (EPS)
Experience Teaching: 9 Years
Area of Interest Electrical Power System
E mail Id manjusha.more@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 175
Name Prof. Vishal Shankarrao Deore
Designation Assistant Professor, Registered for Ph. D.
Qualification M-TECH (Civil Engg.)
Experience Teaching: 7 Years
Area of Interest Structural analysis and design
E mail Id vishal.deore@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 161
Name Prof. Sangita S. Gambhir
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M. Sc. (Maths), B. Ed., SET Qualified
Experience Teaching: 17  Years
Area of Interest Mathematics (computational mathematics)
E mail Id sangita.gambhir@cumminscollege.in
Contact No 020-25311000 Extn: 178
Name Prof.Sneha Singh
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification B.E in Civil Engineering, M.E ( Construction Management)
Experience Teaching: 7 Years 10 months
Area of Interest Construction Management in Civil Engineering
E mail Id sneha.singh@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311000 Extn: 164
Name Deepali Kumawat
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification B.E. (Civil) M.Tech (Town & Country Planning)
Experience Teaching –  4.5 years  Industrial-2years
Area of Interest Town and Country Planning
E mail Id deepali.kumawat@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311159
Name Prof.Tilottama Sujit Barhate
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.Sc.(Maths), NET qualified
Experience Teaching – 5.5 years Industry- 1 year 2 months
Area of Interest Mathematics (Operations Research)
E mail Id tilottama.barhate@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311000 Ext: 162
Name Suhas Pawar
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification B.E. (Electronics) MMS (Finance) ME E&Tc Signal Processing
Experience Teaching – 8 years Industrial- 14 years
Area of Interest Softskills, Management studies
E mail Id suhas.pawar@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311165
Name Prof. Jyoti G.Prasad
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.Sc.,M.phil (Maths)
Experience Teaching – 9.5 years
Area of Interest Fluid Mechanics
E mail Id jyoti.prasad@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311163
Name Prof. Swapnali Mandre
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.Sc.  SET(Chemistry)
Experience Teaching – 6 years
Area of Interest Analytical Instrumentation
E mail Id swapnali.mandre@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311166
Name  Dr. Anand Subhash Joshi
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.Sc. (Physics), Ph.D
Experience Teaching – 7 years Research: 4 years
Area of Interest Dielectric Measurements,Microwave Remote Sensing
E mail Id anand.joshi@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311177
Name Prof. Tophik I. Naikwadi.
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.Sc. B. Ed. (Chemistry)
Experience Teaching – 3.5 years
Area of Interest flow mode organic synthesis
E mail Id tophik.naikwadi@gmail.com
Contact No. 9822298862
Name Prof.Pradnya Nanavare
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification M.Sc.(Maths), SET qualified
Experience Teaching – 2 year
Area of Interest Linear Algebra
E mail Id pradnya.nanavare@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311000 Ext: 162
Name Ms. Jyoti Chitale
Designation Librarian
Qualification M.Lib.I.Sc., SET
Experience 18 years
Area of Interest Library Science
E mail Id Jyoti.chitale@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311141
Name Prof. Anjushree Augustine
Designation Director of Physical Education
Qualification M.Ed. (Physical Edu.), SET
Experience 9 years
Area of Interest Sports and Physical Education
E mail Id Anjushree.augustine@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311133
Name Dr. Saili Belsare
Designation Assistant  Professor
Qualification Ph.D. (Economics) NET
Experience 16 years
Area of Interest Public Finance
E mail Id saili.belsare@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311153
Name Dr. Jyoti Ghushe
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Ph.D. (Physics), SET, GATE
Experience 9 years
Area of Interest Polymer Nano Composites
E mail Id jyoti.ghushe@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311169
Name Dr. Dnyaneshwar Bhosale
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Ph.D. (Physics)
Experience 2 years
Area of Interest Material Physics
E mail Id dnyaneshwar.bhosale@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311170
Name Prof. Seema Shah
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification MMS, MCM
Experience 12 years
Area of Interest Soft Skills
E mail Id Seema.shah@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 020-25311227
Name Dr. Gayatri Dhamale
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Ph. D. (Physics), NET, SET
Experience 1 year
Area of Interest Thermal Plasma
E mail Id gayatri.dhamale@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 02025311171
Name Ms Neha Deshpande
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification MPM (Pune Univ)
Experience Teaching : 5  Industry: 6 years
Area of Interest Soft Skills
E mail Id neha.deshpande@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 9881472209
Name Mr Sagar Kale
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification BE(CIVIL), ME (Strucural Engg. – Appearing)
Experience 4.5 years
Area of Interest Structural Engineering
E mail Id sagar.kale@cumminscollege.in
Contact No. 02025311164

Basic Sciences and Humanities– Laboratory Summary

The department of Basic Sciences and Humanities has primarily 05 laboratories where term work is carried out by the F.Y.B.Tech. students.

BS 1104 and BS 1204 – Physics Lab (PL1 and PL2)

physics-labIn Physics laboratory students are introduced to the modern equipments, precision techniques and experimental methods to understand and verify principle/laws of physics.

During first semester (BS 1104 course) students perform classical physics experiments – Optics, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism. The optics experiments comprises of Michelson Interferometer (precision 0.1 micrometer), Polarization of light – law of Malus’ and uses of Quarter wave plate, Measurement of Dielectric Constant, Dia- para- ferro magnetism, Faraday’s law (computer interface experiment), Specific heat of substances.

During second semester (BS 1204 course), experiments are based on quantum physics – solid state physics, atomic and molecular physics. Determination of Planck’s constant by LED, Balmer Series and Emission spectra, B-H curve (computer interface experiment), Zeeman effect (manual as well as computer interface experiment), Hall effect are experiments through which students explore the concepts of quantum physics.

BS 1104 and BS 1204 – Chemistry Lab (CL1 and CL2)

chemistryLabIn the first semester, the students perform experiments such as volumetric analysis manually as well as using pH metry,conductivity meter and potentiometer. Analysis of water sample is carried out to determine hardness, alkalinity, chlorides etc. The Lab has a flame photometer to determine the presence of alkali metals in samples. In the second semester students perform coal analysis and determine the molecular weight of a polymer using viscometric method. Students also perform different chromatographic techniques. The students handle colorimeter which is used in determining the concentration of analyte. The major Equipments are: Distillation plant, Electric Oven, Muffle Furnace, Digital Balance, Conductivity meter, Potentiometer, Flame Photometer, Colorimeter, Sonicator, Centrifuge

ES 1107 – Civil Engineering Laboratory

BMEEMVarious experiments related to Mechanics are performed in this Lab. Engineering Mechanics is one of the basic or core subject in engineering which bridges the gap between physical theory and its application to technology. It develops the logical thinking, analysis and mathematical skills of students. It emphasizes the application of the concepts like force systems, equilibrium, and friction.It also covers different types of motions of the particles, work energy principle.

ES 1105 -Basic Electrical Engg. Lab

basicelectricalBasic Electrical Engineering lab has fully equipped work stations to carry out various fundamental experiments in electrical engineering. Each work station is equipped with single phase and three phase variable AC and DC power supply. Adequate protection is provided to carry out the experiments in safe environment. This lab can accommodate 30 students at a time. The experiments are designed to give students hands on experience which enables them to correlate theory with practice. Students get an opportunity to perform various experiments like wiring exercises, network theorem verification, effect of temperature on resistance of a conductor, RLC series and parallel circuits, load test on transformer etc. The lab is equipped with power meters, voltage meters, ammeters, single phase transformers,AC/DC motors coupled with generators.

ES 1106 – Fundamental programming language Lab

FPL-labThere are 33 No. of Desktop , a Printer and an LCD projector in the FPL Lab.The Operating System used is Ubuntu 12.04 Compiler – gcc / g++ – version 4.6.3 with a Programming environment – Ecllipse IDE(Indigo) – C/C++