The Department of Chemistry in IIT Kharagpur, the brainchild of Sir J. C. Ghosh, a pioneering chemist and the first director of the institute, was started in 1951. The department hosts about 32 faculty members engaged in frontier research embracing both basic and applied areas of chemistry. About 170 young research scholars are currently pursuing their doctoral studies in the department. The department offers Integrated MSc (through IIT JEE) and Joint MSc PhD (through JAM) programs. Equipped with state-of-the art experimental and computational facilities, the department is engaged in several national and international collaborations with different academic and research institutions as well as industries. On the occasion of the International year of Chemistry (2011) the department was recognized as one of the six best Chemistry departments of the nation by the Department of Science and Technology, India. The faculty members of the department have received many laurels and fellowships, such as, J. C. Bose National Fellowship, CRSI silver and bronze medals, FTWAS, FNA, FASc, FNASc, Ramanujan Fellowship, INSPIRE Faculty award, etc.
Welcome to the Department of Chemistry in IIT Kharagpur. This department is one of the leading Chemistry departments of the country. With dedicated faculty members, modern laboratories, inter-disciplinary courses, vibrant research environment, ample opportunity for hands-on research experience, access to emerging areas such as intellectual property law, entrepreneurship, and career development counseling, this department is an ideal place for young minds to pursue their higher education in Chemistry. Our commitment to excellence in teaching and research has helped the students graduated from this place achieve distinction in academia and industry. With the state-of-the-art research facilities and efficient administration, our faculty members have participated in several fruitful international collaborations with leading international experts in academia and industry. The dedication of our department and our faculty members towards research and teaching have been recognized by several organizations, such as, DST, CRSI, CSIR, INSA, NASI, IAS, etc. We appreciate your interest in our department and look forward to hear your suggestions to take this department to newer heights.
Prof. S. Dasgupta has been chosen to receive the CRSI Bronze Medal in recognition of her contribution to research in chemistry.
Prof. C. R. Raj has been invited to serve in the Editorial Board of Journal of Chemical Sciences for the period January 2015 to December 2017
Prof. T. Pal received Gold Medal in Intl. Conf on Futuristic Materials and Emerging Trends in Forensic and Life Sciences
Professor Amita (Pathak) Mahanty has been invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member for the Scientific Reports, a journal from the Nature Publishing Group.
Prof. Sanjoy Bandyopadhyay is chosen to receive the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze Medal 2017.
Professor Partha Pratim Jana is among the teachers of IIT Kharagpur with 'Top Teaching Feedback for Spring 2016'.
Professor Sabyashachi Mishra has been selected as an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Pratim K. Chattaraj, received the IAAM (International Association of Advanced Materials) Medal presented in the European Advanced Materials Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden during August 23-25, 2016.
Professor Nilmoni Sarkar has been recognized as one of the highly prolific authors for The Journal of Physical Chemistry B in the past 5 years.
Professors Amit Bask and Sabyashachi Mishra are among the teachers of IIT Kharagpur with 'Top Teaching Feedback for Autumn 2016'.
Prof. Swagata Dasgupta has been elected as a member of the CRSI Council with effect from April 1, 2017 for a three year term.