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  • Chemistry Department Seminars are held on every Friday at 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Admissions open for PhD programme in Chemistry.Click here for details.
  • One JRF position available in a SERB-funded project of Dr. Rajeev Sakhuja. Click here for the details.

  • Congratulations to Sayantan Halder for receiving the best poster award in the National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions and Biocolloids (NATCOSEB-2017) held at Sambalpur University during November 10-12, 2017.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Pinku for her successful Ph.D. defence and best wishes for her appointment as Guest faculty at Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani.
  • Congratulations to Santosh Khandagale for receiving best poster award in the International Conference on Frontiers at the Chemistry-Allied Sciences Interface (FCASI-2017) organized by Center of Advanced Studies, Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur during July 22-23, 2017.
  • Congratulations to Dr. V. Arun for successful Ph.D. defence and best wishes for his future assignments.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Ganesh Shelke for successful defence of his PhD thesis and best wishes for his future assignments!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Sunita for successful defence of her PhD thesis and best wishes for her future assignments!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Ashok Sharma for his successful PhD defence and best wishes for his future assignments.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Suman Bhambhu for her successful PhD defence and best wishes for her appointment as Post Graduate Teacher in the Education Department, Haryana Education Services.
  • Meenakshi Pilania has successfully defended her PhD thesis and has accepted the offer to join as Assistant Professor at Manipal University, Jaipur. Congratulations, Dr. Meenakshi Pilania!

  • Department News (Complete)

    • Congratulations to Sayantan Halder for receiving the best poster award in the National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions and Biocolloids (NATCOSEB-2017) held at Sambalpur University during November 10-12, 2017.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Pinku for her successful Ph.D. defence and best wishes for her appointment as Guest faculty at Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani.
    • Congratulations to Santosh Khandagale for receiving best poster award in the International Conference on Frontiers at the Chemistry-Allied Sciences Interface (FCASI-2017) organized by Center of Advanced Studies, Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur during July 22-23, 2017.
    • Congratulations to Dr. V. Arun for successful Ph.D. defence and best wishes for his future assignments.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Ganesh Shelke for successful defence of his PhD thesis and best wishes for his future assignments!
    • Congratulations to Dr. Sunita for successful defence of her PhD thesis and best wishes for her future assignments!
    • Congratulations to Dr. Ashok Sharma for his successful PhD defence and best wishes for his future assignments.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Suman Bhambhu for her successful PhD defence and best wishes for her appointment as Post Graduate Teacher in the Education Department, Haryana Education Services.
    • Meenakshi Pilania has successfully defended her PhD thesis and has accepted the offer to join as Assistant Professor at Manipal University, Jaipur. Congratulations, Dr. Meenakshi Pilania!
    • Congratulations to V. Arun for winning the best poster award for his poster presentation in VIth National Symposium on “Advances in Chemical Sciences” organized by Department of Chemistry Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar during March 06-07, 2017.
    • Dr. Indresh Kumar has been chosen to receive the “Professor D.K. Banerjee Memorial Lecture Award” of the Department of Organic Chemistry, IISc., Bangalore, for the year 2016 in recognition of his research contributions.Congratulations, Dr. Kumar!
    • Congratulations to Abdul Shakoor and Manish Mehra for winning respectively the first prize and the second prize for their the oral presentations in the National Conference on New Vistas in Chemical Research (NVCR-2017) at IIS University, Jaipur during January 18-19, 2017.
    • One position for JRF and one position for project assistant available from two grants. Click here for details.
    • The Department is disturbed to know about sad demise of Mr. Rajkumar, ex-technical staff. May his soul rest in peace and may God give his family members courage to bear the loss.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Parwej Alam for his successful PhD defence and good luck for his future assignments.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Noorullah Baig for his successful PhD defence and good luck for his future assignments.
    • Congratulations to Dr. P. Ramaraju for his successful PhD defence and good luck for his new assignment as Research Associate at IIT Madras.
    • Prof. Dalip Kumar has been chosen to receive the Bronze Medal of Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for the year 2017. Congratulations, Prof. Dalip Kumar.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Nissar Mir for his successful PhD defence and good luck for his future assignments.
    • Congratulations to Shiv Dhiman and Mukund Tantak for winning respectively, the best poster award and the award for the best oral presentation in the International Conference on the Frontiers at the Chemistry-Allied Science Interface organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur during April 25-26, 2016.
    • Congratulations to Mukund Tantak for receiving the best poster award for his poster presentation in the National Conference on Organic Synthesis and Catalysis” (NCOSC-2016) organized by Department of Chemistry, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana during February 17-18, 2016
    • Congratulations to Dr. Shamik Chakraborty for receiving the "Pacifichem 2015 Early Career Chemist" award as a certificate of recognition from the Organizing Committee of the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Society during the congress held at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA during December 15-20, 2015.
    • Congratulations to Prof. Dalip Kumar for receiving the Professor R. D. Desai 80th Birthday Commemoration Medal and Prize from Indian Chemical Society during its 52nd Annual Convention at Jaipur.
    • Dr. Indresh Kumar has been selected for the ISCB Young Scientist (Chemical Science) award (2016) by Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists, Lucknow. Congratulations, Dr. Indresh Kumar!
    • Ashok Sharma received the second prize for his poster presentation in the conference: "Recent Developments in Medical Biotechnology and Structure-based Drug Designing" at IIT Guwahati during December 6-7, 2015. Congratulations, Ashok!
    • Congratulations to Prof. Ramkinkar Roy and Prof. Anil Kumar for receiving 3-years ACS membership award in recognition of their engagement with the Society's mission of service to the global community of chemists.
    • Q-Chem users' workshop was organized by the Department on October 19, 2015. The Department thanks all the participants of the workshop. Thanks to Q-CHEM team for supporting the workshop in Pilani and special thanks to Prof. Peter Gill, President, Q-Chem Inc. and Professor at Australian National University for leading the workshop.
    • International Conference on "Nascent Developments in Chemical Sciences: Opportunities for Academia-Industry Collaboration" (NDCS-2015) was organized by the Department during October 16-18, 2015. The Department thanks all the delegates for their participation in the conference.
    • Nisar Mir, a PhD scholar in the Department has qualified for the CSIR-SRF of 2015. Well done, Nisar!
    • Prof. Swapan Ghosh, Scientist and Prof. Raja Ramanna Professor at BARC, Mumbai visited the Department and delivered a seminar on "Concept of Density in Chemistry".
    • Congratulations to Dr. Rituparna Bhattacharjee for her successful PhD defence and best wishes for her post-doctoral research fellowship at Purdue University.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Amrit Sarmah for his successful PhD defence and best wishes for his joint post-doctoral research associateship at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Ben-Gurian University, Israel.
    • Dr. Tapan Ghanty, Scientist at BARC, Mumbai visited the Department and delivered a seminar on "Role of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry in desigining new molecules and novel materials" on September 09, 2015.
    • Sunita Kumari won the best poster award for her poster presentation in the National Conference on "Recent Advancements in Chemical Sciences" (RACIS-2015), held at Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur during August 21 - 23, 2015. Congratulations, Sunita!
    • Alumni News: Shashank V. Rao (MSc student, batch of 2009) has accepted the PhD position with Prof. Alessandro Soncini at University of Melbourne, Australia. Well done Shashank!
    • Congratulations to Dr. Shamik Chakraborty for receiving the Early Career Chemist Travel Grant of the American Chemical Society to attend the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2015) to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA during December 15-20, 2015.
    • The New Indian Express -EDEX has recently profiled Dr. Indresh Kumar, titled "A catalyst for reserach." Congratulations, Dr. Indresh Kumar!
    • Congratulations to Ashok Sharma for winning the First Prize for his poster presetation in the "Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE-2015)" at the Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus (organized jointly by the Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani and the Pilani Regional Centre Indian Institute of Chemical engineers (IIChE)) during February 27-28, 2015.
    • Congratulations to Parvej Alam for winning First Prize for his poster presentation in the 21st ISCB International Conference (ISCBC 2015) on "Current Trends in Drug Discovery and Developments" organized by CDRI, Lukhnow during February 25-28, 2015.
    • Dr. Mukund Jha from the Department of Chemistry, Nipissing University, Canada visited the Department and delivered an invited talk on "My adventures with indoles" on January 16, 2015.
    • Prof. Anil Kumar received Dr. Arvind Kumar Memorial Award from the Indian Council of Chemists (ICC) for the year 2014. The award was presented to him during the inaugural session of the 33rd Annual Conference of ICC at the Department of Chemistry, ISN Dhanbad on December 15, 2014. Congratulations, Prof. Anil Kumar!
    • Congratulations to Dr. Indresh Kumar for winning the "Outstanding Potential for Excellence in Research and Academics" (OPERA) award of the institute during 2014.
    • Congratulations to Manoj for his sucessful PhD defence and good luck for his future assignments!
    • Congratulations to Shashank Rao (past MSc student of the Department) whose won cash prize of Rs. 1000 for his poster presentation in the Theoretical Chemistry Symposium (TCS) 2014 organized by National Chemical Laboratory and IISER, Pune during December 18-21, 2014. In the poster, Shashank presented the research carried out by him during his MSc thesis under the supervision of Prof. G. Sundar. Well done Shashank! We are proud of you!!
    • Chemistry Department is looking for competitive candidates for admission to the PhD programme of the Department. Click here for details.
    • One JRF position is open in the DST-funded project of Prof. Ram Kinkar Roy. Click here for details.
    • Congratulations to the research scholars, Sachin, Venkatramana, Khima, Santosh, Sunita and Hitesh, for successfully presenting their PhD research proposals.
    • Congratulations to Mukund Tantak for winning the First Prize for his poster presentation in the "National Conference on Emerging Areas of Chemical Education and Research and National Convention of Chemistry Teachers" (NCCT 2014) organized by IIS University, Jaipur during October 16-18, 2014.
    • National Conference on Nano- and Functional Materials (NFM 2014) was organized by the Department during November 7-8, 2014. The department thanks to all the participants for making the event a success.
    • The 400 MHz NMR spectrometer (Bruker) with auto-sampler housed in the Central NMR Facility was inaugurated by Honourable Vice Chancellor, Prof. B.N. Jain in the gracious presence of Prof. G. Raghurama (Honourable Director, Pilani Campus), Prof. R. Mahesh (Dean, Faculty Affairs) and Prof. S.C. Sivasubramanian (Dean, Administration) on September 29, 2014. We are delighted to have this facility ON and hope that it will strengthen the research in the Departments across the campuses of BITS Pilani. This facility can also be availed by researchers from other institutes.
    • Alumni News: Dr. Amit Tiwari has accepted the offer of postdoctoral fellowship from University of Lille, France. Amit will be working at Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan), Paris France, under the same project. Congratulations, Amit, for the new appointment and wish you all the success!
    • Congratulations to Bhupendra Mishra for the successful defence of his PhD thesis and good luck for his new appointment at Netherlands.
    • Congratulations to V. Kamashwar Rao for the successful defence of his PhD thesis and good luck for his future ventures.
    • Congratulations to K.P. Chandra Shekhar for successful defence of his PhD thesis and good luck for his future ventures.
    • Seven research scholars (Pallavi, Saleem, Santosh, Fayaz, Dinesh, Rajinder and Anoop) have successfully qualified in the Ph.D. qualifying examination and presented their research proposals to the department. Congratulations to all!
    • Congratulations to P.O. Venkataramana Reddy for receiving the first best poster presentation award in the national conference on "Recent Developments in Chemical Sciences" organized by Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar during February 25-26, 2014.
    • Two Ph.D. students of the Department, V. Arun and Ganesh M. Shelke have been awarded CSIR Senior Research Fellowships. Congratulations to both! Well done indeed!
    • Congratulations to Kasi Pericherla for winning the first prize for his oral presentation in the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences organized by VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu during December 05-07, 2013.
    • Sonu received best poster award for his poster presentation in the International conference on interdisciplinary areas with Chemical Sciences (ICIACS 2013) organized jointly by Panjab University, Chandigarh and Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali during October 30 through November 01, 2013 at Panjab University, Chandigarh. Congratulations, Sonu!
    • Congratulations to Dr. Indresh Kumar for receiving the best oral presentation award for his presentation in the national conference on "Frontiers in Physical, Chemical and Biological Sciences" organized by the Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune during October 04-06, 2013.
    • Warm welcome to the newly joined faculty member, Dr. Bibhas Sarkar.
    • Parwej Alam received the Best Oral Presentation award in the 5th National Symposium for Research Scholars, MR-13 held at IIT Bombay, Mumbai during May 08-10, 2013. Well done, Parwej!
    • Dr. Indresh Kumar has been awarded "INSA-Young Scientist Fellowship 2013 by Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. Congratulations, Dr. Indresh!
    • Congratulations to Dr. Indresh Kumar for he has been awarded "Honorary status as a School visitor" by the Research School of Chemistry at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
    • Ganesh Shelke has been awarded the Honorary Diploma, in the Young Scientists nomination, for his achievements in scientific research, by International Scientific Partnership Foundation. Ganesh, well done indeed!
    • Congratulations to Dr. Inamur R. Laskar for receiving the best paper award for his oral presentation in the National Conference on Advances in Chemical Sciences organised by the Department of Chemistry, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak during March 1-2, 2013.
    • Dr. Anil Kumar received the Young Scientist Award 2013 of the Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB), Lukhnow, in the area of Chemical Sciences, during the 19th ISCB Conference organised by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur during March 2-5, 2013. Congratulations, Dr. Anil Kumar!
    • Chemistry Department welcomes the newly admitted Ph.D. students.
    • Alumini News: Dr. Maruthi Kumar has accepted the postdoctoral associateship at the Sogang University, South Koria. Congratulations, Maruthi!
    • Sonu was awarded the best poster award in the conference, "Chemical Constellation Cheminar 2012" held at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar during September 10-12, 2012. Congratulations, Sonu!
    • Congratulations to Dr. Indresh Kumar and co-workers for receiving the Best Poster Award in the "International Symposium on Chemistry and Chemical Biology of Natural Products" organized by IICT, Hyderabad during August 02-04, 2012.
    • Kasi Pericherla received the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship for the year 2012-13. Well done, Kasi!
    • Dr. Harekrushna Sahoo from NIT Rourkela visited the Department on July 17, 2012 and delivered a seminar on "Glycosaminoglycan and Biological molecules : A conformational and dynamic correlation".
    • Congratulations to N. Maruthi Kumar for his successful Ph.D. defence.
    • Warm welcome to the newly joined faculty member, Dr. Shamik Chakraborty.
    • Congratulations to Sudershan Rao for his successful Ph.D. defence and best wishes for his new position as a Research Scientist at New Biopharma, Hyderabad.
    • Dr. P. M. S. Chauhan (Scientist-F, CDRI, Lukhnow) and Prof. Ashok K. Prasad (University of Delhi, Delhi) visited the Department on May 28, 2012 and delivered seminars.
    • Prof. Amitabh Jha (George H. Wallace Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Acadia University, Canada) visited the Department on May 19, 2012 and delivered a seminar.
    • Prof. Chien-Hsiang Chang (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan) visited the Department on May 08, 2012, and delivered a seminar.
    • Archana Choudhary won the best oral-presentation award in the Materials Research Symposium held at IIT Bombay during May 03-5, 2012. Well done, Archana!
    • Dr. Mukund Jha (Nipissing University, Canada) visited the Department on May 05, 2012 and delivered a seminar on "Synthesis of Novel Heterocycles using Indolin-2-ones and Indoline-2-thiones as Building Blocks".
    • Dr. Anil Kumar has been awarded Harrison McCain Foundation Award of visiting Professorship for the year 2012 by Acadia University, Canada. Congratulations, Dr. Anil!
    • Archana Chowdhury, Suman Kumari, Kasi Pericherla, Mukund Tantak, Amrit Sharma and Rituparna Bhattacharjee successfully presented their Ph.D. research proposals to the Departmental Research Committee on April 12 and 14, 2012. Congratulations to all of them!
    • The Department organized a one-day symposium : "Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences" on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Thanks to the participants, students, faculty and staff for making the event successful. Click here to view the pictures. Congratulations to Sonu and Amit for winning the best poster award.
    • Warm welcome to the new faculty members: Dr. Indresh Kumar, Dr. Surojit Pande and Dr. Rajeev Sakhuja.
    • Congratulations to Dr. M. Sowmiya for her successful Ph.D. defence. Well done Sowmiya! We are proud of you.
    • Prof. Rakesh Kumar Mahajan (Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar) and Prof. Ashok Kumar Mishra (IIT Madras, Chennai) visited the Department on February 27, 2012 and delivered seminars.
    • Dr. Gopal Chakraborty (University of Calcutta, Kolkata) delivered a talk on "Targeted Anti-cancer Therapy: Tubulin is a Major Target for Anti-cancer Drug Development" on November 08, 2011.
    • Congratulations to Sonu and Amit for winning the second prize for their poster presentation in the National Conference on Thermodynamics of Chemical and Biological Systems (NCTCBS-2011) organized by Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak during November 02-04, 2011.
    • Dr. Kallolmay Biswas (University of Edinburg, Edinburg, UK) delivered a talk on "Selective catalysis for Organic synthesis and Development of Drugs for Medicinal Chemistry" on August 09, 2011.
    • Gautam is now Dr. Gautam Patel and has accepted the post-doctoral research associateship at the North-eastern University, Boston, MA. Congratulations and Good luck, Dr. Gautam!
    • Congratulations to the Chemistry faculty for raising the total research funding of INR 3.4 cr.
    • Congratulations to Bhupendra Mishra for winning the first prize for his poster presentation in the 15th International Conference on "Bridging gaps in Discovery and Development: Chemical and Biological Sciences for Affordable Health, Wellness and Sustainability" (February 2011) held at Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
    • Mr. Manoj Kumar Muthyala received the best poster award in the "National Symposium on Organic Synthesis" at IIS University, Jaipur (February 2011). Well done, Manoj!
    • Congratulations to Buchi Reddy for his successful Ph.D. defence and best wishes for his new position as Postdoctoral Research Associate as US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio (USA).
    • Congratulations to Soumen Saha for his successful Ph.D. defence and best wishes for his new position as Postdoctoral Research Associate at Jackson State University, Jackson, Missisippi (USA).

Overview

Established in 1944, we are one of the oldest departments on the campus. The department has grown with strong research interests in the Physical Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, etc.

Equipped with a state of the art instrumentation facility and research laboratories, we are counted amongst the best departments for education in Chemistry across the country.

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Head, Department of Chemistry

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Pilani 333031, Rajasthan (India)

IP Phone: +91-1596-51 5279 (Direct)
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