Founder member of Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Kolhapur, the Principal Br.Balasaheb Khardekar and Principal Dr.M.R.Desai had started Science Wing in 1958.
The department of Chemistry was established in 1958. Prof Mrs.T.S.Nevagi was incharge of the department. Later, Dr.C.M.Deshpande became the H.O.D. in 1960 and continued till 1981. Department had under taken M.Sc. Chemistry by P.P.P.R. under the auspicious guidance of Dr.C.M.Deshpande in 1972. The four students completed their M.Sc. by P.P.P.R. under the guidance of Dr.C.M.Deshpande.
Prof.Mrs.T.S.Nevagi became H.O.D. in 1981. and continued till 1990 Prof.L.K.Ingale taken the charge of H.O.D. in 1990 after the retirement of Mrs.T.S.Nevagi. and continued till 2002. Prof.B.G.Mahajan taken the charge of H.O.D. in 2002 after the retirement of Prof.L.K.Ingale, and continued till 2005 Prof.D.R.Gat taken the charge of H.O.D. in 2005 after the retirement of Prof.B.G.Mahajan, and continued till 2006, Prof.P.P.Sutar taken the charge of H.O.D. in 2006 after the retirement of Prof.D.R.Gat & till working.
Right from the beginning of the Science Wing, Chemistry has been taught as principle subject at B.Sc.III.
In course of time the Junior college wing of the department started in the year 1978 for catering to students of standard XI & XII under the supervision of Prof Mrs.T.S.Nevagi these founder teachers along with demonstrator Mr Kashalkar & Lab Assistant Mr Huzurbazar, contributed their sincere efforts in the development of department. The department grew with time and enjoyed special attention of the Management of Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s as a progressive department.
The built up area of the department is 395.26 sq.m. in which we have three laboratories, balance room, store room, preparation room. The laboratories are well equipped with L.P.G. connection, water connection, Electric supply and other necessary requirement for the smooth working of the practicals. The department has various instruments like Colorimeter, Refractometer, Conductometer ( Digital ), Potentiometer, Polarimeter, PH meter, Digital Balance, Chemical Balance, glasswares, other laboratory equipments and chemicals worth of Rs.6,00,000/-