Dr. Pradnya Deshpande

Dr. Pradnya Deshpande

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Associate Head, F.Y.B.Tech under MIT-WPU with 16 years of teaching and almost 6 years industrial experience at Sudarshan Chemical Industries Pvt. Ltd. She has completed her Ph.D. from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. She has hands on experience of handling FTIR, HPLC, GC–MS. Her area of interest includes Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry. She has contributed 2 book chapters in the book Published by Manipal University. She is a receipent of an ideal teacher award by MIT-WPU, Pune in 2019



M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry)


Research Papers:

Research paper 1 : Pradnya Deshpande, Dattatraya G Naik, Chitra Dandge and Hemalata Puntambekar “Chemical examination of Swertia densifolia leaf essential oil and its repellent activity towards Apis cerana indica F”. Journal of Apicultural Research, USA; Vol.47(1); pp.63-67; (2008) ISSN: 2078-6913. (Impact Factor: 1.94).

Research paper 2 : Pradnya Deshpande, Dattatraya G Naik and Chitra Dandge. “Pheromone-like’ properties of de-oiled leaf extract of Swertia densifolia towards Apis cerana indica F.” Journal of Apicultural Research, USA; Vol. 49(2), pp.149-153; (2010). ISSN: 2078-6913. (Impact Factor: 1.94).

Research paper 3 : P. V. Deshpande. D. G. Naik, H. Vaidya-Kannur, C. N. Dandge, and G. V. P. Reddy. “Potential Use of an Essential Oil From the Flower of Swertia densifolia as a Repellent for Apis florea (Hymenoptera: Apidae).” Journal of Annals of Entamological Society, USA; Vol.107, (2015); pp.1-8; ISSN 1938-2901. (Impact Factor: 1.27)


Teaching Experience : 16 Years

Industry Experience : Five and half years as Senior Scientific Officer in Sudarshan Chemical Industries (P) Ltd

Research Experience : 8 years overlapping with teaching


Organic Chemistry, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Engineering Chemistry, Chemistry, Applied Chemistry