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Department of Chemistry

Department offers academic programmes like 4-year B.S. (admissions through JEE), 2-year M.Sc. (admissions through JAM*), and Ph.D. degrees. The department has 36 faculty members, 20 postdoctoral researchers, 250 Ph.D. students and 110 M.Sc. students. The areas of research include single molecule imaging and dynamics, structural biochemistry, design, synthesis and targeting of novel gene-targeting drugs, asymmetric synthesis and catalysis, new synthetic routes and novel applications for organometallic/coordination compounds for semiconducting, catalytic, medicinal and material applications, new bio-inorganic compounds with unconventional and phototherapeutic attributes, polymers and biomaterials for optoelectronic and electrochemical sensing applications, biologically active organic compounds with varied medicinal applications, novel materials with superconducting, photofunctional, catalytic and photosensing properties,bio-molecular chemistry of membranes,peptides, photosensory biology, photomedicine, organized thin films, theoretical and computational chemistry,statistical mechanics, systems biology, nano chemistry, biomolecular thermodynamics, protein folding and ultrafast spectroscopy/dynamics.


Findings from the investigations in the above mentioned areas are reported in about 200+ publications per year in most prestigious journals and have been recognized through many fellowships of INSA, IASc., NASI and SS Bhatnagar, Swarna Jayanti and other awards.


The research facilities available in the department include: several FTIR and UV spectrophotometers, GC and HPLCs, CHN-analyser, spectropolarimeter, spectrofluorimeter, TGA/DTA, cyclic voltameter, Faraday magnetic susceptibility balance, powder and single crystal X-Ray diffractometers, 400MHz NMR,femtosecond fluorescence upconversion, QTOF mass spectrometers, peptidesequencer, nano-second/pico-second time resolved ultra-fast setup, high performance computingcluster with packages such as GAUSSIAN and GROMOS are also available within the department.


In addition to institute scholarships, two Dr.Burjor Godrej merit scholarships of Rs.5000 per month, six Dr. Burjor Godrej merit-cum-means scholarships of Rs. 2000 per month and ten Prof. M V Pandya merit-cum-means scholarships of Rs.1000 per month are available to students admitted to M.Sc. chemistry programmes at IIT Bombay. There are book grants and other meritorious awards.


*Highly meritorious 2-year M.Sc. students will have an option to continue on to our Ph.D. programme subject to meeting suitable selection criteria.                                                                                                                                                                                           

For more information, see http://www.chem.iitb.ac.in 


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