The Department of Chemistry in IIT Kharagpur, the brainchild of Sir Jnan Chandra Ghosh, a pioneering Experimental 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, INSA Young Scientist's Medal, CRSI silver and bronze medals, FTWAS, FNA, FASc, FNASc, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 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.