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DCS Outreach: The students and faculty of the Department of Chemistry of Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata visited the Department of Chemical Sciences of IISER Kolkata.

Dr. Raja Shunmugam of received 8th National Innovation award for developing New polymers for Drug Delivery on 23 January 2019.

IISER Kolkata’s Bangladesh Outreach: Recently Prof Malla Reddy Chilla, Dr. Somnath Dey and Dr. Soumyajit Roy from DCS,IISER Kolkata reached out to Bangladesh on invitation from Bangladesh Crystallography Association.

Prof. Priyadarshi De of Dept. of Chemical Sciences gets the "Kaushal Kishore Award, 2018" of the Society for Polymer Science (India).

Dr. Swadhin Mandal’s work has been highlighted in the Chemistry World magazine

Dr. Swadhin Mandal and Dr. Rahul Banerjee, from the Department of Chemical Sciences, have been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award of CSIR for 2018.

Dr. Swadhin Mandal of DCS has been awarded the CRSI (Chemical Research Society of India) Bronze Medal in recognition of his contributions to research in Chemistry.

Comprehensive report on the research findings of Dr. Sayan Bhattacharyya and his students is published by the news paper The Hindu.

Dr Raja Shunmugam along with ADO Additives MFG PVT. LTD. has developed a complete solution regarding detection and removal of Arsenic from water and subsequent disposal of arsenic contaminated remover.


DCS Special Colloquium by Prof. Prof. Herbert W. Roesky (University of Goettingen)| 5 Mar. 2019 | 4 pm | Asima Chatterjee Lecture Theatre (TRC 2nd floor auditorium)

National Chemistry Scholars' Colloquium 2019 | 7 Mar. 2019

DCS Day | 8 Mar. 2019 | Meghnad Saha Lecture Theatre (TRC ground floor)

DCS visitor's Seminar| Dr. Kelath Murali Manoj | Satyamjayatu: The Science & Ethics Foundation | Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 | 4 pm | Asima Chatterjee Lecture Theatre (TRC 2nd floor auditorium)


The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata was founded in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India and one of the first departments to be established was the Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS). From the beginning, the Department has incarnated the Institute's mission of excellence in both research and teaching. The DCS has appreciable strength in the core areas of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry as well as in interdisciplinary research areas at the boundaries with physics, biology, earth science and materials science. An extremely wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentations are available in different research groups to carry out the DCS research activity.   Read more>>