Professor Sandeep Verma
Head, Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur 208016

Faculty Building - 433;
Phone: +91-512-259 7436
Department Office: +91-512-259 7637
Fax:     +91-512-259 6806

The Department 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 level.


  • 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.