of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
is one of the premier departments in the country
today. The strength of the department has been and
continues to be excellence in research and teaching.
The faculty of the department is extremely well
qualified, and motivated with a strong commitment
to teaching and research. The commitment to research
is reflected in the large number of projects sponsored
by the Ministry of Human Resources and Developement,
Department of Science and Technology, Department
of Atomic Energy, Department of Space and Council
of Scientific and Industrial Research.
The alumni of
the Department occupy high positions in industry
and academia, in India and abroad. Their accomplishments
have been outstanding and reflect on the quality
training imparted at the undergraduate and graduate
Mr Sarvesh Pandey, PhD student in the group of Prof S Manogaran, has been awarded 1st Prize for Best Oral Presentation for his paper entitled "Quantification of Aromaticity Based on Interaction Coordinates: A New Approach" in National Symposium On Innovative Methods in Chemistry Education (IMCE-2015) And National Convention of Chemistry Teachers (NCCT-2015) organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Lucknow, Lucknow (October 8-10, 2015)
Professor Sandeep Verma has been elected as Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
Professor Manas K. Ghorai has been elected as a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc). This prestigious Fellowship is in recognition to his seminal contributions in developing concepts of memory of chirality, along with Lewis acid catalyses of activated aziridines and azetidines, via SN2 ring opening, to afford chiral intermediates for the synthesis of natural products.
Prof. Pradyut Ghosh, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, has been selected for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2015 in Chemical Sciences. Prof. Ghosh did his PhD in Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1998 under Prof. P. K. Bharadwaj. The Department of Chemistry, IITK conveys its hearty congratulations to Prof. Ghosh on his remarkable success.