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Dr. Dibyendu Das, Department of Chemical Sciences, has won the Swarnajayanti Award. Congratulations Dr. Dibyendu Das.

Congratulations Prof Swadhin Mandal of DCS for being invited to join the Advisory Board of the journal, Chemical Science, published by the RSC.

Professor Sourav Pal has been honored with Professor A. K. Chandra Memorial Award of the Indian Chemical Society, in recognition of his scholastic contribution to the field of chemical sciences. Congratulations Prof. Pal.

Prof. Swadhin Mandal has been elected for the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Congratulations Prof. Mandal!

The proposal of Prof. Alakesh Bisai of Dept. of Chemical Sciences has been chosen by SERB for the prestigious SERB-STAR Award (SERB - Science and Technology Award for Research) in recognition of his outstanding performance as a PI of SERB projects. Congratulations Prof. Bisai & his team!

Professor Amitava Das has been awarded Prof. P. K. Bhattacharya Gold Medal Lecture Series Award (2020). Congratulations Professor Das!

Prof. Alakesh Bisai has been awarded CRSI-Bronze Medal. Congratulations Prof. Bisai!

Congratulations to Prof. Alakesh Bisai for being elected as a 'Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society' (FICS).

Professor Malla Reddy and Professor Nirmalya Ghosh and their research groups from IISER Kolkata teaming up with IIT Kharagpur discover autonomous self-repair technique in piezoelectric molecular crystals. Congratulations the research team for publishing this brilliant work in Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.abg3886).

Congratulations to Professor Sourav Pal for getting nominated for the first Executive Board of newly constituted Federation of Commonwealth Chemical Sciences

Dr. Susmita Roy of Dept. of Chemical Sciences has been selected for the prestigious "Har Govind Khorana-Innovative Young Scientist Award" from DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

Congratulations to Prof. Pradipta Purkayastha for being elected as Fellows of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (WAST) for the year 2019.

Prof. Raja Shunmugam from DCS has been awarded the prestigious "NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award for Application Oriented Innovations in Physical Sciences" for the year 2019. Congratulations Prof. Shunmugam.

Prof. Ashwani Tiwari of Department of Chemical Sciences has been awarded CRSI-Bronze Medal. Congratulations Dr. Ashwani.

Prof. Rahul Banerjee joins the top chemistry journal, JACS as the Associate Editor (published by American Chemical Society). Congratulations Prof. Banerjee!

Dr. Dibyendu Das of Dept. of Chemical Sciences has received this year's Indian Peptide Society Young Scientist Award

Dr. Biplab Maji of Department of Chemical Sciences has been selected as an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences and also received NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2020). Congratulations Dr. Maji!

Professors Rahul Banerjee and Swadhin Mandal have been elected to the Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. Congratulations Professor Banerjee and Professor Mandal!

Mr. Ankit Basak from the research group of Prof. Prasun K. Mandal of Dept. of Chemical Sciences has secured his PhD position at MIT. Congratulations Ankit!

Mr. Rituparno Chowdhury from the research group of Prof. C. Malla Reddy of Dept. of Chemical Sciences has secured his PhD position in Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. Congratulations Rituparno!

Mr. Abinash Padhy (DCS) working under Prof. Sayam Sengupta has beem selected for the prestigious PMRF fellowship. Congratulations Abinash!


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>>