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Department of Chemistry

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Established in July 2004, the Department of Chemistry at BITS, Pilani -KK Birla Goa Campus has marked its presence in Academia within India and abroad.  The department is focused in both teaching and high quality research (basic and multidisciplinary) in the frontier areas of chemistry and its interface with allied disciplines. The department is well equipped with state of the art research facility, library resources (e-journals) and had established collaborations with various national and international laboratories within this short period. The department faculty strength today has grown to 15 (2 professors, 9 Associate professors and 4 Assistant Professors) along with one DST INSPIRE faculty. Currently there are 21 (full time), 1 (part time) research scholars, two post doctoral researcher fellows and 1 post doctoral Woman Scientist working in the department.
The department is offering first degree M.Sc. Chemistry program and  the Doctoral program (Ph.D. program). The admission to Ph.D. program is announced twice a year. Institute fellowship is also offered to deserving candidates qualified in the written test and interview.
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The department, right from its inception has given high priority for research. The faculty is actively engaged in cutting edge research in the frontier areas of Inorganic, organic, physical, and analytical and theoretical chemistry with further specialization in
  1. Biosensors and bioanalytical chemistry
  2. Nanochemistry and nanomaterials
  3. Photochemistry and Bioinorganic chemistry
  4. Computational and theoretical chemistry
  5. Green chemistry and catalysis
  6. Molecular sensors and devices


Till date, the department has received around 40 sponsored research projects (including three international) from various national and international agencies with funding amounting to more than Rs. 16 crore. The major funding agencies are (Dept. of Science & Technology DST, India, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR, India, Indian Council for Agricultural Research ICAR & The World Bank, Defence Research and Development Organization DRDO, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences BRNS, India, Department of Biotechnology, India, The Swedish Research Council, Sweden, The Royal Academy of Engineering UK, EU-DST,HORIZON. Currently there are 35 research students in the department.
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Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive.
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Department Highlights

Latest News

Guest Lecture on 25th September
Prof. Chilla Malla Reddy
IISER Kolkata

Guest Lecture on 4th September
Prof. Ramesh L. Gardas
IIT Madras

Guest Lecture on 28th August
Prof. Samir K Maji
IIT Bombay

Guest Lecture on 24th April
Prof. K. George Thomas

Guest Lecture on 3rd April
Prof. Asit Kumar Chakraborti
IIT, Ropar

Guest Lecture on 24th March
Prof. Partha Sarathi Mukherjee
IISC, Bangalore

Guest Lecture on 27th February
Prof. Sarah Cook
University of Nottingham

Guest Lecture on 6th February
Prof. Biman Bagchi
IISC, Bangalore

Dr. Kiran Vankayala has received
SERB-DST start-up research grant

Guest Lecture on 28th November
Prof. A.T. Biju
IISC, Bangalore

Guest Lecture on 7th November
Prof. Gautam Kumar Lahiri
IIT, Bombay

Guest Lecture on 31st October
Prof. Harinath Chakrapani

Dr Aruna Chandra Singh
(our former Ph.D student from
the lab of Prof. Sunil Bhand)
appointed as post doc scientist
at Luxembourg Institute of
Science and Technology

Guest Lecture on 26th September
Prof. Saptarshi Mukherjee

Guest Lecture on 19th September
Prof. Rahul Banerjee

Thank you and Best Wishes

On your Retirement
Thank you for your contribution
We wish you good health and happy
days ahead

Conferences / Seminars / Talks

Upcoming Virtual Lectures:
To be announced....
 Former Lectures:
Guest Lecture on 25th September 2021
Guest Lecture on 04th September 2021
SpeakerProf. Samir K Maji, IIT Bombay
Invited  Lecture on 12th August 2021
SpeakerProf. A. K. Chakraborti, IIT Ropar
Speaker: Prof. Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, IISC

Guest Lecture on 6th February 2021
Guest Lecture on 28th November 2020 
Guest Lecture on 7th November 2020

Guest Lecture on 31st October 2020

Guest Lecture on 26th September 2020
Guest Lecture on 19th September 2020
Guest Lecture on 6th March 2020
Guest Lecture on 25th Feb 2020
Guest Lecture on 30th Jan 2020
Guest Lectures on 27th Jan 2020
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Upcoming Conferences in 2021
To be Announced......
Past Conferences (2016-2019)
NFCFA 2019 (20th-22nd December 2019)
Symposium on Recent Advancements  
in Chemical Sciences and RSC Research
Scholar Meet-2016
Guest Visits & Talks (2016 onward)
(24th September, 2019) Prof. C.V. Rode-NCL, Pune
(2nd June, 2018) Prof. Jean–Louis MARTY (University of Perpignan France)
(16th Jan, 2017) Prof. Davis Gracias, John Hopkins
University, Baltimore, USA
Department Weekly Seminar 
Faculty Seminar Series 2016

Guest Lectures 
 A talk by Dr. N.N.Rao, Chief Scientist, Wasterwater Technology
Division,CSIR-NEERI 26th Oct 2015
• A talk by Dr. Rampal Pandey on 28th Sep, 2015
from Dr. Harsingh Gour University, Sagar
Lectures by Dr. Kamlesh Pai Fondekar & Dr. Vidyadhar Jadav

Department / Faculty / Student Recent Activities/ Achievements

Congratulations Prof. Ranjan Dey and Ms. Sanyukta Jain for their recent publication in The Journal of Molecular Liquids, Elsevier (J. Mol. Liq., 2021, 333, 1159193).
Prof. Ranjan Dey was invited as a Resource Person in the UGC- MHRD sponsored Faculty Development Program(FDP) for an  Online Refresher Course in Chemistry- RECENT TRENDS IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, organized by SGB University, Amravati,  23rd November - 4th December 2020. 

Outreach Activities

Visit of students from MES KVM College, Kerala 17th January 2020 (click photos)

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