Department of English

The department of English was established in 1971 to enhance the interpretative and expressive skills of students in an intellectual environment. The department houses a well established library and a well equipped language laboratory. It has highly qualified staff and is headed by Dr. Priya D. Wanjari , Principal who is an eminent erudite and academician of Nagpur. Since its inception, the department has continuously expanded. Today it offers MA in English and is proud to have been recognized as Centre for higher learning and research in English. . The department has now become one of the most revered and recognized pillars of academic community within the discipline and also in the university.

The department arranges various competitions like essay, debate and elocution to improve proficiency in English. It also organizes many workshops related to personality development and various programmes to instill and inculcate core human values and to bolster self confidence.

Faculty Profile

Dr. Priya Dinesh Wanjari
Educational Qualification :
M.A.(English), M.COM., M.C.M., B.Ed., M.Phil. Ph.D
Teaching Experience – Over 22 years

Dr. Neehal Raza Sheikh
Educational Qualification:
M.A.(English), M.Phil, Ph.D.
Teaching Experience – over 28 Years

Dr.. Sunil Damodhar Ramteke
Educational Qualification:
M.A.(English), SET, B.Ed. M.A.(Linguistics), Ph.D.
Teaching Experience – Over 17 Years

Dr. Swati R. Gade
Teaching Experience: over 8 Years

Mrs. Archana S. Gatkine
Teaching Experience: 4 years

Publications- Books Authored by Faculty

Title :Fictional World of Shobha
Author : Dr. Priya D. Wanjari
ISBN :978-81-7192-077-8

Title :Understanding Feminism – Philosophy, Waves and Achievements
Author : Dr. Priya D. Wanjari
ISBN : 978-81-7192-100-3

Title:Diaspora in the Novels of Jhumpa Lahiri, Amitav Ghosh and Salman Rashdie
Authors : Dr. Priya D. Wanjari and Dr. Urmila Dabir
ISBN : 978-81-7192-131-7

Staff Achievement:

Dr. Priya D. Wanjari has been featured as “WOMAN INFLUENCER ” in one of the leading local newspaper

Dr. Priya D. Wanjari was an organizing committee member of the event “Jagatik Marathi Parishad “ organized under Shodh Marathi Manacha. She also hosted the talk show and interviewed the guest.

Dr. Priya D. Wanjari was the chairperson for an international conference on “Cyber SecurityAwareness as a Tool For Women Employment” held at D. B. Science College, Gondia


Two books authored by Dr. Priya D. Wanjari, Head, Dept. of English, available in libraries of International Importance –
1. Fictional world of Shobha De
Author: Dr. Priya D. Wanjari

Available in following International Libraries –
I. Columbia University in the City of New York, United States
II. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States
III. University of Chicago Library, United States
IV. Library of Congress, United States

2. Diaspora in the novels of Jhumpa Lahiri, Amitav Ghosh and Salman Rushdie
Author: Dr. Priya D. Wanjari; Dr. Urmila Dabir
Available in The British Library, St. Pancras, London, United Kingdom

Book entitled ‘Understanding Feminism : Philosophy, Waves and Achievements’ authored by Dr. Priya D. Wanjari, Principal and Head, Dept. of English of the college recommended for reference studies for M. A. (English) run by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, State University established by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Dr. Priya D. Wanjari was honored with Indian Achiever’s Award – 29th India- International Achievers’ Summit on The Indo-Thai Business Relations, 4th August, 2011
Dr. Priya D. Wanjari was adjudged Best Coordinator by Dept. of Adult Education and Extension Activities of RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur
Dr. Priya D. Wanjari was honored with Digital India Award
Dr. Priya D. Wanjari was honored with Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award

Professional Membership

Dr. Priya D. Wanjari is a member, Board of Studies (English) RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur
Dr. Neehal Sheikh is a member, Board of Studies (English) RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur
Dr. Priya D. Wanjari is a former Member, Task Force (English) RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur
Dr. Neehal R. Sheikh has worked as Director, Students Welfare, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur

Invitation as Resource Person:

Dr. Priya D. Wanjari,. Principal and Head of the Department got the distinguished opportunity to be a Chairperson in the National Conference on “Gender Equity in S and T for Sustainable Future” conducted by National Academy of Sciences, India(NASI) , Nagpur chapter in association with RTMNU on March 14th-15th 2023

Mr. Sunil D. Ramteke was invited as resource person to guide the students

Departmental Events


17/10/2023- The Departments of English of Santaji Mahavidyalaya Nagpur and Dr. Ambedkar College, Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur Jointly Organize ‘Workshop on Creative Writing’


25/04/2023 -The Department of English of the college organized National Level Self-Composed Poetry Recitation Competition in collaboration with Centre for Literary Interaction and Creativity and Shakespeare Society of Central India

24/04/2023 -The Department of English of the college organized National Level Online Quiz Contest on ‘Shakespearean Tragedies’ in collaboration with Centre for Literary Interaction and Creativity and Shakespeare Society of Central India


Departments of English of Santaji Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, Hislop College, Rajkumar Kewalramani Kanya Mahaviyalaya and J. M. Patel Arts, Commerce and Science College in association with Shakespeare Society of Central India celebrate William Shakespeare’s Birth Anniversary by organizing National Online Certificate Course in Shakespeare Studies from 20th till 27th April, 2022.


The Departments of English of Santaji Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, R. S. Mundle Dharampeth Arts and Commerce College, Nagpur and Manoharrao Kamdi College, Nagpur organized an Online Course on Compulsory English for students of B. Com Semester II from 5th to 21st May, 2021.

As part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the college, National Book Review Competetion was organized and prize distributed on 17/03/2021

Departments of English of Santaji Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur and Dayanand Arya Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur organized ‘Online Certificate Course on Compulsory English’ for all students of B. A. Final year of RTM Nagpur University from 23rd Dec., 2020 to 2nd January, 2021.

Department of Marathi

The department was established with an intention of reaping the richness of Marathi language and literature. It organizes host of seminars, workshops to create interest among students in Marathi language. The department has highly qualified staff members and houses a well equipped departmental library.

Dr.Mangala R. Dahat
Associate Professor
Teaching Experience- over 22 years

Dr. Swati M. Wakode
Asst. Professor
Teaching Experience – over 8 Years

Departmental Activities for Students


27/02/2023 -Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din was celebrated to pay tribute to legendry Mararhi poet and playwrite v.v.shirwadkar alias kusumagraj on his Birth Anniversary

27/01/2023 – Guest Lecture on ‘Marathi Bhasheschi Sthiti and Gati’ by Dr. Sharayu Taywade, Principal, Taywade College, Koradi, Nagpur


27/02/2022 – Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din

29/01/2022 – Marathi Bhasha Pandharwada Karykram

03/12/2021 -International day of persons with Disabilities

15/06/2021 -One day State Level Webinar on ‘Prof. Sharadchandra Muktibodh Yanchya Sahityacha Punarvichar’ as part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the college


27/02/2021 – Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Deen celebrated online

Department of Marathi in collaboration with IQAC organized ‘Marathi Bhasha Sanvardhan Karyakram- 2021’ from 26th to 30th January, 2021. Inter-collegiate competitions on Translation Skills, Critical Appreciation of Poetry and Poster Making organized.

Department of Economics

The primary goal of the Department of Economics, started in 1971, is to promote a thorough understanding of the economic aspects of the country and various welfare schemes provided by state and central Government . By the end of graduation, the student progresses from the granular view of Indian economics to global perspective The dedicated faculty of the department intends to make the students employable in corporate and academic fields. The faculty of the department who is also a passionate researcher has submitted a minor research project to UGC.

Jagdish R. Watmode
Teaching Experience – 12 Years

Departmental Activities


19-04-2023 to 19-05-2023: Certificate Course on ‘Rural Development’

07/01/2023: ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Socio-cultural, Economic and Literary Transformation during 75 years of India’s Independence’

17/11/2022 -Seminar was organized for students of B. A. Part-I on ‘Deductive Method’

16/11/2022- Seminar was organized for students of B. A. Part- III on ‘Importance of National Income’.

17/11/2022 – Seminar was organized for students of B. A. Part- III on 17/11/2022 on ‘Role of Private sector Industry in Indian Economy’


Online Webinar was organized for students of B. A. Part I on 07/01/2022 on ‘Adam Smith contribution to Economics’.

Online Webinar was organized for students of B. A. Part II on 07/01/2022 on ‘Says Law of Market’

Online Webinar was organized for students of B. A. Part I on 15/01/2022 on ‘Robins Approach’.

Online Webinar was organized for students on 29/01/2022 on ‘Factor of Production’.

Department of Economics Santaji Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur organized Certificate Course in ‘Rural Development’ under Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension Under Jeevan Shikshan Courses on 14-03-2022 to 11-05-2022


Lecture series on “Unemployment in India” organized by Departments of Economics, History and Physical Education. A guest lecture by Dr. Ravi Sorte, Shri Pandharinath Arts and Commerce college, Narkhed on 12/02/2021

IQAC Santaji Mahavidyalaya Nagpur and Yashoda Girls College Nagpur jointly conducted practice classes under Faculty Exchange Program from 30-06-2021 to 05-07-2021. Under the Faculty Exchange Program ‘Factor of Production’ topic in Economics were taught to students of BA Part-I of Yashoda Girls College, Nagpur on 05-07-2021.

Department of History

The Department of History came into being in the year 1971. The department mainly focuses on teaching global, comparative, and transitional approaches to the history of the World. The active and dynamic faculty of the department organizes study tours to places of historical interest. The staff member of the department is also passionately engaged in research with a historical approach.

Dr. Shrikant Manoharrao Sontakke
Asst. Professor
Teaching Experience: 14years

Books Authored by Dr. Sontakke


Title of the Book




Bhartacha Itihas Prarambhapasun-1525 Paryant
(History of India from the Beginning till 1525)

Rajani Prakashan,Nagpur



Arvacheen Jagacha Itihas 1789 to 1920
(World History From 1789 to 1920)

Rajani Prakashan,Nagpur


Staff Achievement

Professional Membership

Dr. Shrikanth Sontakke is member co-coordinator for Vaidharbhiya Itihasachi Soneri Paane

Departmental Events for Students


07/01/2023 – Department of History, Political Science and Economics jointly organized a National Seminar on “Socio-cultural, Economic and Literary Transformation during 75 years of India’s independence”


The department got approval from the Life and Study Center of Nagpur University for the Certificate Course on “Local History of Nagpur”

30/03/2022- Gandhi Vichar Sanskar Exam – Jalgaon was organized by the department


02/07/2021 – Under the Faculty Exchange Program ‘”Shahjahan period legacy war ’ topic in History was taught to students of BA Part-I of Yashoda Girls College, Nagpur

10/02/2021- Webinar on life and works of on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science was established in 1971 with an emphasis on imparting knowledge about the political systems of various countries. Because of the renewed interest in political science as a field of study, there are many takers at the graduate level. The Department is constantly engaged in academic pursuits by organizing seminars, symposiums, workshops and conferences. To enrich the students educational experience, renowned personalities from the field of Political Science are regularly invited as guest speakers. The teacher of the Department is actively engaged in research activities and has participated in many National and International Seminars and conferences.

Mr. Vijay Khandalkar
Teaching Experience – Over 10 Years

Departmental Activities


  • 29/09/2023- Youth Parliament
  • 12/08/2023 – Registration Drive of Voters under Mission Yuva
  • 2022-23

  • Youth Parliament was organised at Santaji Mahavidyalaya., Nagpur on 29
    August 2022 as per the directions of UGC.
    Theme :One India, Strong India.

  • 2021-22

  • Department of Political Science Santaji Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur organized Certificate Course in ‘Human Rights’ under Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension Under Jeevan Shikshan Courses from 4-04-2022 to 12-05-2022
  • 22/04/2022-Classroom Seminar- Classroom Seminar was organized for students of B. A. Part II (Sem. IV) on ‘CENTERAL – STATE RELATION ’.
  • 03/07/2021- Faculty Exchange Online Teaching Program
  • 2020-21

  • 13/02/2021- Lecture series on Indian Democracy and Human Rights organized by Departments of Political Science, History, Economics and Physical Education. A guest lecture by Prof. T. Y. Randive, Annasaheb Awate College, Manchar, Pune
  • Department of Sociology

    The Department of Sociology was established in 1975. In recent years the subject Sociology has gained popularity among the students. Every year sizable number of students is opting for this subject. Many of the former students who have studied this subject have occupied prominent positions in Government offices and NGOs.

    Dinesh D. Petkar

    Departmental Events for Students


      07/03/2024 -College Connect : Seminar on
    ‘Changes in Sociology at UG and PG level according to NEP-2020’


    &nbsp 12/02/2022 – Departments of Sociology along with Bar. Sheshrao Wankhede College, Mohapa, Shri Binzani City College, Nagpur and Sewadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur jointly organized ‘Rashtriya Yuva Sanvad Sankalp Parishad’ in association with Maharastra Andhshraddha Nirmoolan Samiti

    Department of Commerce and Management

    The Department was established in 1971. The department began with Bachelor of Commerce course in Marathi medium with only two teachers. Today it is the largest department of the college . Presently the department runs courses like B.Com. and professional courses like B. Com. (Comp. Appl.), BBA and M.Com. in English medium which are run on no-grant basis. The department is proud to be recognized as Centre for Higher Learning and Research in Commerce by RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

    Dr. Shrikant Pajankar
    Educational Qualification : M.Phil, Ph.D.
    Teaching Experience :over 31 years

    Dr. Prachi Rode
    Educational Qualification : M.Phil, Ph.D.
    Teaching Experience over 31 years

    Dr. Sudhir Godghate
    Educational Qualification :, B.Ed, M.A (Marathi), M.Phil, Net (commerce), Ph.D
    Teaching Experience :over 13years

    Dr. Usha Pillewar
    Educational Qualification :
    MBA (Finance), Ph.D
    Teaching Experience :over 3 years

    Dr. Vanita Naskulwar
    Educational Qualification :, M.A (Economics), M.Phil, Ph.d
    Teaching Experience :over 18

    Dr. Aparna A.Ambekar
    Educational Qualification :
    M.Com, B.Ed, M. Phil, Ph.D
    Teaching Experience : over 17 Years

    Mrs. Varsha Maturkar
    Educational Qualification :
    M.Com, M.Phil, B.Ed
    Teaching Experience:over 29 years

    Dr. Nitu Kumar
    Educational Qualification :
    MBA (finance), M.A(Economics), B.Ed, Ph.D.
    Teaching Experience:over 13 years

    Mr. Sachin Mishra
    Educational Qualification :
    M.Com , M.A(Economics)-First Merit in the University
    Teaching Experience : over 3 years

    Staff Achievement:

    Professional Membership

    Dr. Shrikanth Pajankar is a life member of

    • Indian Commerce association,
    • Maharashtra Commerce Teacher’s Association
    • Nagpur University Teacher’s Association
    • Young Teacher’s association

    Dr. Prachi Rode

    • Member- Local Enquiry Committee of RTMNU from 2012-13 to 2017-18
    • Life member of Indian Commerce Association
    • Maharashtra Commerce Teacher’s Association
    • Nagpur University Teacher’s Association
    • Young Teacher’s Association

    Dr. Sudhir Godghate

    • Co-editor of National conference (souvenir) publication

    Departmental Events


  • 20/02/2024 -Educational tour (Industrial Visit) to Jeswani Mines, Uti, Tah-Umred, Dist-Nagpur
  • 05/02/2024 to 10/02/2024 – Seminar on “Management Training and Entrepreneurship” organized in association with ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India


  • 23/03/2023 : Faculty of the Department Mr. Ankit Pusadkar enlightened the students about NEP 2020 and its key takeaways
  • 29/03/2023 : Faculty member Mrs. Nitu Kumar guided the students on Entrepreneur skills required for Entrepreneurship Development
  • 2021-22

  • 09/06/2022 – A seminar on Money Management by CA. Mahendra Kamath was organized under the staff welfare programme
  • 2020-21

  • Online Guest lecture was organised on 15/03/2021 by Dr. Manish vyas (V.M.V College) on the topic ‘Stock Market’.
  • Online Certificate Course on Syllabus of B.COM I Semester I was in collaboration with Department of Commerce, Dayanand Arya Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur from January 15,2021 to January 17, 2021.
  • Department of Physics

    Physics is one of the most important and the core disciplines of Natural Sciences, which finds application in almost every discipline of other natural sciences. The knowledge of Physics and its applications is therefore very important as far as developing scientific approaches are concerned. Keeping this in mind the college started Department of Physics in 2003. The department strives to give students not only an understanding of basic and advanced concepts, but also an insight into recent developments. It nurtures the aspiring students to pursue higher education for the development of scientific society.
    The department has a well equipped departmental laboratory with a state of art design. The library has all essential books

    Faculty Profile

    Dr. Neeraja M. Haridas
    Teaching Experience : over 12 Years

    Mrs.Bhagyashree Tathod

    Sonali H. Golelwar
    Teaching experience :- 3 years

    Departmental Facilities

    A well equipped laboratory

    Departmental Activities


  • Workshop on designing electronic kit by Physics Department from 5/10/2023 to 10/10/23
  • 9/10/2023 -Guest lecture by Dr. G D. Zade on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
  • 2022-23

  • 28/02/2023 – Model Making Competition on account of Science Day
  • 25/08/2022 to 02/09/2022 – Bridge Course for B.Sc. I
  • 16/07/22022 – Students Seminar on World Ozone Layer Day
  • 2021-22

  • 06/04/2022- NPTI Workshop under MoU
  • 28/02/2022- Science Model Competition and Poster Presentation Competition on the occasion of Science Day under   the theme ‘Integrated Development in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future’.
  • 14/12/2021 – National Energy Conservation Day
  • 28/08/2021 – Departments of Physics and Chemistry jointly organized International Webinar on ‘Emerging Trends in Science and Technology’
  • 2020-21

  • 12/03/2021 – Online guest lecture on 5G Technology
    Resource Person: Mrs. Aboli Moharil, SLRTC Engineering College , Mumbai
  • 28/02/2021- Online National Science Day celebrated with the theme Future of Science, Technology and Innovations: Impacts on Education,Skills and Work”.
  • 28/02/20201 -Iintercolligiate PPT competition was conducted on the topic – ‘ Melting of Glaciers’.
  • 28/02/2021 – Intercolligiate research paper competition was organised on the theme Future of Science, Technology and Innovations: Impacts on Education,Skills and Work”.
  • 10/12/2020 – Online Workshop was organized on ‘Testing and Designing a Breadboard’
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    Mathematical and statistical sciences provide career opportunities in traditional fields like physics and chemistry, economics and various budding fields like life sciences. Owing to this, the department conducts various academic activities. The department is backed by highly qualified staff. The department strives hard to set high standards in teaching to make the students thorough with fundamental concepts.

    Departmental Activities


      Bridge Course On Mathematics for First Year Students in the month of August


     23/08/2022 to 25 /08/2022 – Bridge Course in Mathematics


     Student Seminars

    Department of Microbiology

    Microbiology is an important branch of biological science. It touches many important aspects of our day to day life. Owing to this viewpoint, the department was started in 2003. It has enjoyed consistent growth till date. It is backed by qualified young and enthusiastic faculty. Through enquiry, exploration and experiential learning, the department aims to produce graduates fully conversant with biological principles and rigorously trained in practical techniques so that they are competent and versatile in dealing with future demands.

    Faculty Profile

    Dr. Anjali Sharma

    Ms.Neha Waghmare

    Ms.Amisha Kamle

    Ms. Ankita Manapure

    Departmental facilities

    Departmental library with around 50 books


    Department has a fully equipped laboratory with state of the art technology equipments

    Departmental Activities


  • 13/10/2023: Guest Lecture on “Techniques in Molecular Biology” Organized by Department of Biotechnology and Department of Microbiology, Santaji Mahavidyalaya Nagpur in Association with HiMedia Laboratories Pvt Ltd., Mumbai
  • 13/10/2023- One Day Workshop on “Techniques in Molecular Biology” Organized by Department of Biotechnology and Department of Microbiology, Santaji Mahavidyalaya Nagpur in Association with HiMedia Laboratories Pvt Ltd., Mumbai
  • 2022-23

  • 17/11/2022 -Guest lecture on ‘Techniques in molecular biology’
  • 10/11/2022 – Fermented food making competition’
  • 2021-22

    21/11/2021 : Poster making Competition on ”Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance” on the occasion of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.Conducted through online mode

    18/10/2021: Essay competition on ‘Vaccination is the key to beat Covid 19’ Conducted through online mode

    Article writing competition on Mucormycosis through online mode from 27th September to October ,2021 at college level

    25/08/2021 : Quiz Competition on ‘General Awareness of Dengue’ Conducted through online mode


    16/03/2021 College level-poster making competition .
    Theme – “Views on impact of COVID 19 on global education system”.

    23/03/2021- Workshop for the students of M.Sc-I and B.Sc III Sem-IV.
    Topic : “Recent advanced Pathological Techniques used in diagnosis of COVID 19”.
    Speaker – Mr. Umesh Chandurkar, Clinical Microbiologist Global Healthcare, Gondia.
    In workshop students were demonstrated about the procedure and techniques involved in sample/ swab collection for detection of COVID-19 followed by presentation explaining in detail about RT-PCR.

    Department of Chemistry

    Chemistry is life. Atoms and molecules—their nature and how they interact—are the foundation for everything we are and everything we know. To help young minds in exploring the atomic world, the department of Chemistry was started in the year 2003.The department is continuously expanding and now proud of its spacious laboratory with state of the art equipments.. The highly qualified teachers in the department are deeply involved in teaching learning and in conducting various activities for the overall developments of students.

    Faculty Profile

    Dr. R. B. Lanjewar
    Head & Coordinator
    Teaching experience 35 years

    Dr.Deepika Brijupuria

    Dr. Savita Mane
    Teaching Experience : 10 Years

    Dr. Pooja Bele
    Teaching Experience : 3 Years

    Mrs. Richa Tiwari
    Teaching Experience : 2 Years

    Mrs. Shital Borkute
    Teaching Experience : 17 Years

    Dr. Nishigandha Gawande
    Teaching Experience : 17 Years

    Departmental facilities

    • Department has a very spacious well equipped laboratory

    Important Features

    • Chemical store room
    • Regents are methodically arranged in different table racks
    • Distilled water assembly
    • Fire extinguisher

    Departmental Activities


      28/02/2024 – National Science day was conducted by the faculty of science in collaboration with Institution’s Innovation Cell.

  • Activities Held
  • Power point presentation Competetion
  • Guest Lecture by Dr. Ganesh Kedar on “Mathematical Modelling for Daily Life Problems”
  •  30/10/2023 – Poster Competition On ‘Most Contentious Issues Surrounding Nuclear Energy’ on occasion of Birthday of Homi J. Bhabha

     16/10/2023 – Inauguration of ” Science club” with guest lecture of Dr. W. B. Gurnule on the topic ‘Future scope of Chemistry ‘

      01/09/2023 : Guest Lecturer by Dr. Swaoorup Laxmi Mudliar
    on Plastic Pollution

     07/08/2023 to 12/08/2023 : Chemistry Bridge Course


     28/02/2023 – National Science Day

     19/09/2022 to 24/09/2022 – Certificate Course in Soil Chemistry


      06/04/2022 – NPTI Workshop under MoU

      27/11/2021 -Intercollegiate Model and Poster making Competition was organized on the theme “Best out of Waste”. First prize was bagged by JB Science College and Second and Third Prize by Santaji Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur

    Department of Botany

    The department was introduced in 2003. With the relentless efforts of the faculty members, the department has shown an amazing progress. The department is enriched with a well equipped laboratory, various learning resources such as charts, slides, and models. To create a connection to plants and to make students responsible towards Mother Nature, the students of the department have set up a beautiful botanical garden in the college premises. To create awareness about the conservation of medicinal plants and herbal wealth frequent botanical excursions are also organized by the department.

    Faculty Profile

    Dr. Rajita .A.Lonare
    Asst. Professor
    Teaching Experience :over 12 years

    Mrs. A.S. Sathe
    Teaching Experience : over 12 years

    Departmental facilities

    Department has a very spacious well equipped laboratory

    Departmental Activities


    06/10/2023-Quiz Competition on the occasion of 69 th Wildlife week celebration

    29/09/2023 – Poster competition activity on the occasion of Green consumer day by Nature club, Green Campus and Botanical Society with collaboration of Botany Department.

    16/09/2023- Silent Rally with Slogans to conserve Ozone layer on the occasion of World Ozone Day

    28/8/2023 – Reconstruction of Botanical Society

    28/8/2023 – Botanical society, Nature club, Green Campus committee in collaboration of Botany Department conducted Tree plantation activity in college campus

    28/7/2023 – Nature club, Botanical Society &Green Club in collaboration with Botany Department of the College celebrated ‘World Nature Conservation Day’


    23/03/2023 – World Water Day

    21/03/2023 – “World Forestry Day ” . On this occasion oral presentation activity ” Ethno- Botanical importance of different species from various families of plants given by 36 students

    20/03/2023 – Taxonomist Appreciation Day – On this occasion activity ” Tribute to Botanists” was organized

    06/03/2023- Workshop on Eco-friendly Holi Color Preparation

    03/03/2023- World Wild Life Day

    10/02/2023 : Excursion Tour to Mahatma Gandhi Scientific Eco Park, Saoner along with students of Zoology

    27/08/2022 :Plantation activity in the premises of college


    29/03/2022 – Conducted plastic eradication drive and study of floristic area under MoU with Dr. Ambedkar College

    01/07/2021 – 07/07/2021: Department of Botany , Environmental Studies and Nature Club of Santaji Mahavidyalya , Nagpur celebrated Van Mahotsav week on 1 July to 7 July 2021 by organizing various activites like , tree plantation , Article on Van Mahotsav , Quiz Competition , Slogan Competition , Poster Competition on theme save trees , Speech on importance of Van Mahotsav , Role of plant in boosting immunity

    05/06/2021 – World Environment day was celebrated by making students plant trees near their residences and conducting poster making competitions


    28/03/2021- Department Of Botany ,Environmental Studies And Nature Club organized online workshop on Ecofriendly Holi colors on the occasion of Holi for all college students

    22/03/2021- Department of Botany , Environment And Nature Club Of Santaji Mahavidyalaya Nagpur , organized an online poster competition activity on the occasion of World Water Day

    21/03/2021 Department Of Botany , Environment And Nature Club Of Santaji Mahavidyalaya , organized an Eassy Writing Competition on the occasion of International Day Of Forest

    11/03/2021 -Department of Botany and Nature Club Organized online Power Point Activity on Rare Medicinal Plant

    24/12 /2020 Guest Lecture on Mushroom Cultivation By Dr Sumedha Puranik , Ex- Professor , Shivaji Science College,Nagpur

    05/12/2020 – Online Poster Competition on World Soil Day

    Department of Biotechnology

    Biotechnology is the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life. Keeping this in mind, service oriented Santaji college started the department of Bio Technology in the year 2003.This young department has grown rapidly since its inception. It houses a spacious well equipped laboratory with latest technology equipments. To empower students with latest technological trends, the department organizes various multi-disciplinary programs through department-industry interface

    Faculty Profile

    Teaching Experience :over 5 years

    Ms.Priya Borekar
    Teaching Experience : over 5 Years

    Departmental Facilities

    1. Instrumentation Laboratory
    2. Tissue Culture Laboratory

    Departmental Activities


    06/03/2024 – Power Point Presentation Competition on “Present and Future Trends in Biotechnology in Relation to Artificial Intelligence”

    26/02/2024 – “Scientific Salad Making Competition” under Innovative Methods in Teaching and Learning

    13/10/2023 – One Day Workshop on “Techniques in Molecular Biology” Organized by Department of Biotechnology and Department of Microbiology in Association with HiMedia Laboratories Pvt Ltd., Mumbai

    13/10/2023 – Guest Lecture on “Techniques in Molecular Biology” Organized by Department of Biotechnology and Department of Microbiology in Association with HiMedia Laboratories Pvt Ltd., Mumbai

    13/09/2023 -Poster Competition on ‘Role of Technology in Preventing Animal Poaching’

    18/07/2023- National Level PowerPoint Presentation Competition on ‘Value of Humans, Animals, Plants and Microorganisms and their Inter-connection for Sustenance’ – Organized by Department of ZOOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY and BIOTECHNOLOGY.


    29/12/2022-31/12/2022 -Hands on Training on Plant Tissue Culture Techniques – A combined activity with the Department of Microbiology

    15-11-2022 & 16-11-2022: Two day Workshop on ” Techniques in Molecular Biology” in association with Himedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai

    19-10-2022 :PowerPoint Presentation Competition on “Light Pollution & its Effects”

    07-10-2022 :Poster Competition on “Micro Plastic and its Effects”

    28-09-2022 :Street Play on “Contribution of Louis Pasteur in the Field of Science” a combined activity with the department of Hindi, Santaji Mahavidyalaya


    05-04-2022: Model making on sewage water treatement

    26-03-2022 : Powerpoint Presentation Competition on “Role of Recombinant Vaccines in Treatment of COVID 19”

    28-03-2022 :Workshop on “Bioethics in Biotechnology”

    14 – 12 – 2021 : Poster making Competition on ‘Genetically Modified Plants and Animals’


    18-06-2021 Workshop on Antibiotic Sensitivity Test of Microorganisms by Using Standard Antibiotic Disc and Medicinal Plant Extract

    22-04-2021 Earth Day – 2021

    16/03/2021 – Power Point Presentation Competition on “Impact of COVID – 19 Pandemic on Environment”

    12/03/2021 – Workshop on “Making of E Poster on Research Work”

    08/03/2021 – Training on “Handling of Biotechnological Equipments”

    Department of Zoology

    The department was established in 2003 to help students gain an insight into animal life through a wide range of approaches. Students learn genetics, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental pollution, wild life conservation, besides the classical zoology. The department has highly qualified and research oriented staff members. It is equipped with a sophisticated laboratory.
    Maintenance of biodiversity is crucial to our survival. In view of this, the department organizes lot of activities and arranges field trips.

    Faculty Profile

    Dr. Radha P. Somalkar(Rekha V. Gaurkar)
    Teaching Experience :over 12 years

    Mr. Mukesh Dhobale
    Teaching Experience :over 3 Years

    Departmental facilities

    Departmental Activities for Students


      01/12/2023 – Awareness Programme on Prevention of HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

      29/08/2023- Reformation of Zoological Society

     31/07/2023 – Slogan Writing competition on International Tiger’s Day

     06/07/2023 – Online Quiz Competition on the occasion of World Seabird Day


     03/05/2023 – Guest lecture on “Post idol immersion study of hydrobiology of Katol river”

     23/03/2023 – A power point presentation on the occasion of World Water Day

     20-03-2023 – World Sparrow Day celebrated by providing nests and clean water to birds

     10/02/2023 : Excursion Tour to Mahatma Gandhi Scientific Eco Park, Saoner along with students of Botany

     28/12/2022 – Distribution of Guppy fishes in slum areas

     21/12/2022 – Guest lecture on Enzyme Commission (E.C.)

     5/12/2022 – Collage making competition on World Wildlife Conservation Day

     01/12/2022 :Slogan competition on World AIDS Day

     23/09/22 : Reformation of Zoological Society

     29/07/2022 :Essay Writing competition on International Tiger’s day


     16/03/2022 – Workshop and Guest lecture on ‘Sericulture and Future Job Opportunities in the field of Zoology’”


     21/03/2021 – Online Slogan Competition on International Forest Day

     22/03/2021 – Online Slogan Competition on World Water Day

     5/03/2021 – – Workshop on ‘Fish aquarium construction and maintenance’ was conducted by
    Dr. Kishor Waghmare

     4/12/2020 – Online Poster Making Competition on Wildlife Conservation Day

     1/12/2020 – Online Quiz on World AIDS Day

    Department of Computer Science

    The department was established in the year 1997-98 with a vision of relevance in research and excellence in teaching and development in technology. It was first in the University to start a three year B.Com. (Computer Application) degree course in 1997-98. Later on MCM and PGDCCA were started in 2001-2002 followed by a three year BCA in 2002-2003. The department has a vibrant set of faculty including NET/SET qualified teachers and Ph. D holders. It is backed by a highly sophisticated laboratory with 24 hours internet facility with all the latest software. The department continuously upgrades the laboratory facilities to train the students with latest technology to enhance their employability. The department involves students in team projects for solving problems in Computer Applications. It also invites various experts from the industry to share their domain specific knowledge for accelerated growth of students.

    Faculty Profile

    Amit .B. Rehapade
    Asst. Professor and Head
    Teaching Experience :over 14 years

    Dr. Mrs. Sudha Ramachandra
    Asst. Professor
    Teaching Experience : over 21 Years

    Ms. Vidya G. Banait
    Teaching Experience :over 17 Years

    Mrs. Madhura K. Naidu
    Teaching Experience : over 19 years

    Mr.Vikram G. Meshram
    Teaching Experience : over 5 Years

    Mr. Dhananjay K. Suryawanshi
    Teaching Experience :over 14 years

    Departmental Facilities

    Departmental Events for students


  • 02/12/2023 : Online Quiz for all teachers and students of the college on account of ” WORLD COMPUTER LITERACY DAY 2023 ”

  • 06/11/2023 : Online Quiz according to the syllabus for all students of Computer Science

  • 11-08-2023 : Seminar on “ Machine Learning ” was organized in association with Brillect Tech, Nagpur
  • 2022-23

  • 12/04/2023 – Seminar on Cloud Technology and Information Security and it’s Future Opportunities
  • 22/12/2022 – Intercollegiate Power Point Presentation Competition on Impact of Social Media on Mental Health was organized in coordination with cultural department
  • 18/10/2022 – Power Point Presentation Competition on Emerging Technologies was organized for all students of Computer Science
  • 2021-22

  • 22/04/2022 – Coding Competetion was organised for first year students
  • 2020-21

  • 23/10/2020 A Webinar was organized in collaboration with Dept of Robotics and Cloud Technology , RTMNU
    Topic : Trends and Opportunities in Cloud Technology and information Security
    Speaker : Mr. Anil Tatode, Training Officer of Robotic Dept. of , RTMNU
  • Department of Home Economics

    Home is most important institution in the world. Skills related to home building are a priority. The department of Home Economics focuses mainly on skills related to home building. The department develops recipes, collects information about nutritional facts and makes a contribution to the adaptation of scientific practices in routine household activities.

    Faculty Profile

    Dr.Mrs. Geeta R. Ambatkar
    Teaching Experience : over 11 years

    Departmental Activities for students


    13/12/2022 – Discussion Session on “Importance of Immunization and Supplementation for Babies (0 to 1 years)” was conducted for Part-III students

    18/11/2022 and 19/11/2022 – Cakemaking Workshop

    17/10/2022 – A workshop on ‘Tie & Dye’ was conducted by Dr. Geeta Ambatkar ,HoD. In this workshop construction work was demonstrated using Favicryl Colour with various samples.

    15/10/2022 – A workshop was conducted by Dr.Geeta Ambatkar, Head of the Department of Home Economics on ‘Artificial Flowers Design’ using organdy fabric and stocking fabric.


    02/09/2021 -One Day Virtual National Seminar on ‘Self Employment: Need of the Hour’ organized by Departments of Home Economics of Santaji Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, Dr. M. K. Umathe College, Nagpur, Nabira Mahavidyalaya, Katol and Prin. Arunrao Kalode College, Nagpur

    16/10/2021 -World Food Day was celebrated virtually with a session by renowned Dietician Dr. Meera Pingale Khadakkar who emphasized on the consumption of a Balanced Diet

    27/11/2021 – Virtual Workshop on Skill Development. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Maithili Ghushe, an expert from Swaatva Creations. She taught the students the Art of Mandala and Wall Hangings.

    04/12/2021 – Online Tie & Dye Workshop. Mrs. Manjusha Bhombe from Kalashree Art Classes guided students into learning this traditional Indian Art style using Fevicryl Colours.

    13/12/2021 – Lecture on Ways to self-employment in the Present Times. Dr. Sujata Sakhare, Associate Professor at Dayanand Arya Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur provided information to the students over an online mode.

    23/12/2021 – Online workshop on creation and assembly of Artificial Flowers using the Organdy and Stocking fabric. The Workshop was conducted by Dr. Geeta Ambatkar with an intention to provide the students an understanding of another way to self-employment.

    03/03/2022 – Jewellery Design Workshop in association with Fevicryl Acrylic Colour. The workshop was guided by Mrs. Devayani Bangadkar, Specialist at Fevicryl.

    10/03/2022 – Online Guest Lecture on Health problems of preschool children by Dr. Manjusha Giri

    29/03/2022- Workshop on Fabric Painting and Block Printing. The workshop was conducted by Mrs. Devayani Baangadkar, an expert from Fevicryl.


    31/03/2021 – Online Guest Lecture on Samatol Aahar by Dr. Seema Pande, V.M.V. College, Nagpur

    13/03/2021 -online Guest Lecture onCOVID-19 Kalat AaharVishyat Ghetli Janari Dakshta by Dr. Ashwini Meshram, LAD College, Nagpur .

    9/03/2021-10/03/2021 online workshop on Skill Development to commemorate the Golden Jubilee year

    Department of Physical education

    Physical Education is very important to the health and development of students. Through physical education students can develop good health and improve self confidence. Considering this , the Department of Physical Education was established in 1971. The department is fully equipped and is headed by an active and an enthusiastic faculty.

    Faculty Profile

    Dr. Sanjay Khalatkar
    Teaching Experience : over 11 years

    Staff Achievements

    • Felicitation for working as an Editor of an Annual Magazine of Vidya Bharati

    • Mahatma Jyotiba Fule Awards Ceremony, New Delhi

    Sports Activities/Student Achievements


  • 09/02/2024 – Cross Country
  • 29/08/2023 – National Sports Day Celebration
  • 31/07/2023 – Itra-Collegiate Chess and Carrom competition
  • 21/06/2023 – International Yoga Day
  • 2022-23

  • 22/12/2022 – Late Shri GovindRaoji Wanjari Memorial Intercollegiate Crosscountry
  • 2021-22

  • 21/06/2021 -World Yoga Day was held on Google Meet. Asanas and Pranayama were demonstrated
  • 22/06/2021 – An International Webinar by D. H. Lucy Guest was held.
  • On Sunday 11th ,18th ,25th July, 2021 and August 1st ,8th , 29th 2021 Fun fitness program for all students was held on Zoom
  • Major Dhyanchand’s biography was narrated in a virtual manner for all the students of the college during the National Sports Day at 7.30 am.
  • As part of the Induction program, on Thursday, December 2, 2021, all the first year students were introduced to the physical education, Yoga, Art of Living in a virtual manner with a demonstration.
  • Yash Sunil Shete B Com English Medium got a black belt in karate
  • 5th Vidarbha Level Open Karate Championship 2022 was organized by Martial Art Training Association of India on 16th January 2020 at Adarsh Mangal Karyalaya , Ayodhya Nagar, Nagpur. Yash Sunil Shete B.Com Final was awarded the Bronz Medal.
  • Yash Dilip Shete and Ruby Devidas Gajbhiye were awarded at the state level competitions of Cestoball which were held from 29th to 31st January 2022.
  • Kumari Rituja koram MA First Year English Medium student was selected for the Hand ball West Zone Inter University Championship which was held from March 8 to 12 in Jaipur Rajasthan
  • All India Inter University Taekwondo Competition held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 21st to 24th March, 2020 Abhishek Moharle of our college was selected in two categories, Kairoge and Punse
  • On the occasion of 75 years of independence, the students of our college participated in the 75 crore Sun Salutation program.
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 6 30am Aamdar Govindraoji Wanjari Smriti Inter College Cross Country was organized
  • 2020-21

  • 21/06/2020-Asane, Pranayama, was held on 6th World Yoga Day on Zoom App. Jalneti,Sutraneti were demonstrated.
  • On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Devesh Chaudhary participated in the Bhusawal Cricket Association’s cricket tournament.
  • 11/02/2021-Guest Lecture by Dr. Sonali Sirbhate , Priyadarshani College on the importance of diet in daily life.