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Department of Chemistry

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Established in July 2004, the Department of Chemistry at BITS, Pilani -KK Birla Goa Campus has marked its presence in Academia within India and abroad.  The department is focused in both teaching and high quality research (basic and multidisciplinary) in the frontier areas of chemistry and its interface with allied disciplines. The department is well equipped with state of the art research facility, library resources (e-journals) and had established collaborations with various national and international laboratories within this short period. The department faculty strength today has grown to 15 (2 professors, 9 Associate professors and 4 Assistant Professors) along with one DST INSPIRE faculty. Currently there are 21 (full time), 1 (part time) research scholars, two post doctoral researcher fellows and 1 post doctoral Woman Scientist working in the department.
The department is offering first degree M.Sc. Chemistry program and  the Doctoral program (Ph.D. program). The admission to Ph.D. program is announced twice a year. Institute fellowship is also offered to deserving candidates qualified in the written test and interview.
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The department, right from its inception has given high priority for research. The faculty is actively engaged in cutting edge research in the frontier areas of Inorganic, organic, physical, and analytical and theoretical chemistry with further specialization in
  1. Biosensors and bioanalytical chemistry
  2. Nanochemistry and nanomaterials
  3. Photochemistry and Bioinorganic chemistry
  4. Computational and theoretical chemistry
  5. Green chemistry and catalysis
  6. Molecular sensors and devices


Till date, the department has received around 40 sponsored research projects (including three international) from various national and international agencies with funding amounting to more than Rs. 16 crore. The major funding agencies are (Dept. of Science & Technology DST, India, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR, India, Indian Council for Agricultural Research ICAR & The World Bank, Defence Research and Development Organization DRDO, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences BRNS, India, Department of Biotechnology, India, The Swedish Research Council, Sweden, The Royal Academy of Engineering UK, EU-DST,HORIZON. Currently there are 35 research students in the department.
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Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive.
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Department Flyer

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Latest News

Our Student (M.Sc. Chemistry)
Ms. Anagha Rajesh
has featured in the list of top 10 finalists
of Varkey Foundation Global Student
Prize 2022 amongst 7000 applicants
from across the world

Congratulations Anagha!

Department / Faculty / Student Recent Activities/ Achievements


6. Prof. N. N. Ghosh has been awarded Research Excellence Award 2023 on 21-03-2023, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus in Basic Research. Congratulations Prof. Ghosh!
7. Prof. Halan Prakash has been awarded Research Excellence Award 2023 on 21-03-2023, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus in Industrial-Applied Research. Congratulations Prof. Halan!
8. Prof. Ranjan Dey has delivered an Invited Talk at International Conference on Advanced Materials Science & Engineering and High-Tech Devices Applications; Exhibition (ICMATSE 2022), 27-10-2022 to 29-10-2022, in Ankara, Turkey.
9. Prof. Ranjan Dey has been awarded Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) for the year 2022 on 5-09-2022. Congratulations Prof. Dey! 
10. Prof. Ranjan Dey has been elected as Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Chemistry – Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Congratulations Prof. Dey!
11. Prof. Ranjan Dey has been elected committee member in Royal Society of Chemistry – Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group (SMTG). Congratulations Prof. Dey!
12. Congratulations to Ms. Anagha Rajesh (2020B2PS1953G, pursuing MSc Chemistry) for featuring in the list of top 10 finalists of Varkey Foundation Global Student Prize 2022 from amongst 7000 applicants from across the world.

Conferences / Seminars / Talks

Upcoming Conferences:
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Upcoming Lectures:
To be updated.....
Past Conferences (2016-2023)
Symposium on Recent Advancements  
in Chemical Sciences and RSC Research
Scholar Meet-2016
Guest Visits & Talks (2016 onward)
(24th September, 2019) Prof. C.V. Rode-NCL, Pune
(2nd June, 2018) Prof. Jean–Louis MARTY (University of Perpignan France)
(16th Jan, 2017) Prof. Davis Gracias, John Hopkins
University, Baltimore, USA
Department Weekly Seminar 
Faculty Seminar Series 2016

Guest Lectures 
 A talk by Dr. N.N.Rao, Chief Scientist, Wasterwater Technology
Division,CSIR-NEERI 26th Oct 2015
• A talk by Dr. Rampal Pandey on 28th Sep, 2015
from Dr. Harsingh Gour University, Sagar
Lectures by Dr. Kamlesh Pai Fondekar & Dr. Vidyadhar Jadav

Outreach Activities

Visit of students from MES KVM College, Kerala 17th January 2020 (click photos)

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