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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).

Finding receptor-binding-competent spike conformation is crucial for vaccine designing. Dr. Susmita Roy et al. decodes the complete conformational landscape of novel coronavirus spike protein by developing a symmetry-information-loaded structure-based Hamiltonian guided computer simulation approach. Congratulations Susmita!

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

Congratulations to our former BS-MS student Sumeet Ranjan Sahoo (14MS010) for his achievement in contributing to the research activities in the group of Prof. Swadhin Mandal.

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.

Rituparno Chowdhury, 5th year BS-MS student of Dept. of Chemical Sciences has secured the Young Scientist Award for the best poster in the recently held India-International Science Festival (IISF) conducted in Kolkata. His poster was adjudged as the best out of nearly 1000 posters presented by PhD from various fields of science and technology from all across India.

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

Congratulations to Dr. Biplab Maji for the “Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardees 2019”, selected by the editorial boards of Synlett

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.

Dr. Dibyendu Das of Department of Chemical Sciences has been selected as an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc) 2019. Congratulations Dr. Dibyendu!

Congratulations to Prof. Malla Reddy Chilla and his group on their design of a crystal that is 'harder than steel yet flexible like a rubber band'.

Prof. Arabinda Chaudhuri of Department of Chemical Sciences has been awarded this year's Professor J. N. Mukherjee Memorial Award of Indian Chemical Society. Congratulations Prof. Chaudhuri.

Congratulations Dr. Pradipta Purkayastha for getting selected as an “OUTSTANDING FACULTY IN SCIENCE” by the Venus International Faculty Awards-VIFA 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>>