From HOD's Desk

  • Welcome to the webpage of our department. Here, you will find detailed information about us. As you will see, we are one of the most active and vibrant educational units. Curiosity-driven research remains our main strength, while many of our research groups are actively involved in solving problems that have direct and immediate relevance to industry and society. Our research interests span all areas of chemical sciences, with strong overlap with related disciplines of materials science, biological science and physical science. Our department is well-equipped to perform cutting edge research, not only by virtue of central instrumental facilities of our institute and department, but also because of facilities built by individual faculty members. Of course, facilities are only tools. Their usefulness depends on the level of competence of those who utilize them. Our world–class faculty attract the cream of research students and postdoctoral fellows of the country and together, we strive to advance our knowledge and level of competence. We are supported in our endeavor by a group of highly efficient, enthusiastic and helpful staff members, both on technical and administrative fronts.

    In our department, teaching and research are synergistic to each other. We attract best students of our country for our postgraduate as well as undergraduate courses. Our faculty members also engage extensively in outreach activities that benefit the entire country.

    As is well known, all work and no play is not a good idea. While we work hard, we also let our hair down and enjoy ourselves in cultural activities, sports and picnic. We treat students as peers, in work and beyond. Alumni are important stakeholders in our department. It would be opportune to include a shoutout to them: we are proud of you and would love to be in touch. Do write to us and drop by whenever you can. There are many different ways in which you can contribute to the betterment of our department. We look forward to your active participation in taking our department to the next level. To conclude this message, let me extend a warm welcome to all. We are constantly on the lookout for bright young minds, who would enrich our department by joining us in the capacity of students, postdoctoral researchers or faculty members. We shall be delighted to hear from you.

    Professor Anindya Datta

    Head,

    Department of Chemistry,

    IIT Bombay.