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Latest News:

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 has been invited to join the editorial advisory board of Inorganic Chemistry.

Comprehensive report on the research findings of Dr Swadhin Mandal is published in< Nature India .

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.

Dr Rahul Banerjee has received an industry (From GAIL) project titled "Bulk Synthesis and discovery of porous COF materials with remarkable chemical stability for Methane storage" with a sponsor value of Rs. 1.2 Crores.

Dr Swadhin Mandal is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry.

Dr Swadhin Mandal has received the SERB Distinguished Investigator Award.

The newspaper The Hindu has highlighted Dr. Soumyajit Roy's work on Soft-oxometalate based active matter for cleaning of waste water.

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

Dr. Sayan Bhattacharyya's group now have their publication in Nature Communications.

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.

Upcoming Events:

SGBT 2018


DCS Visitor’s Seminar: Dr. Ujjal Das (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bonn); Beyond Silicates and Ceramics: Modern Organosilicon Chemistry in Low Oxidation States || Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2018 | TRC Auditorium (2nd Floor) | 5-6:30 pm

DCS Visitor’s Seminar: Dr. Apparao Draksharapu; Shedding light on bioinspired inorganic complexes: A multi-technique approach || Thursday, 11 Oct, 2018 | TRC Auditorium (2nd Floor) | 4-5:30 pm

PhD application for Spring 2018

Autumn Break: 13-21 October 2018


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>>