The Department of Chemistry was established in 1960. It is , since then, engaged in providing highest level and quality of academic education. The main focus of the teaching and research in the department is centered on interdisciplinary themes which have gained worldwide attention and appreciation.

This department features a 25 member faculty with expertise in frontier areas of research. Active research in the areas of asymmetric synthesis, heterocyclic synthesis, organometallic catalysis, organic functional materials, ion selective sensors, polymeric membranes, electro-organic chemistry of nucleosides/nucleotides, nanomaterials, photochemistry, extraction of heavy metals, resolution of therapeutic enantiomers, organotin compounds, protein sequencing, bioinorganic chemistry and origin of life, theoretical chemistry are being pursued. The faculty members have contributed towards the publication of over 10 books, several research papers and many patents in the last five years. There are about 20 research projects sponsored by various government organizations (MHRD, DST, CSIR, AICTE, DRDO, ISRO) and industries.

The chief mission of the department is to generate human resource of excellent quality, including chemists with high professional competence in interdisciplinary research encompassing biology, chemistry and physics, for national needs. One of the unique features of the post graduate education in the department is that it offers core courses in analytical chemistry and materials chemistry. The department offers three programs leading to the award of M.Sc. (2 yr post BSc; admission through JAM, and 5 year integrated M.Sc.; admission through JEE), and PhD degrees. M.Sc. students have a compulsory research project for a semester as partial fulfillment for the award of degree. In this period they learn methods to perform quality research in frontier areas.

The department is equipped with state-of-art instruments known and required to carry out modern day chemistry. The students are provided a comprehensive practical exposure to the various instrumental techniques required for their research.

  • Ph.D. Interview: 22 and 23, April 2019
    Accommodation for the candidates shortlisted for interview are available on first come first serve basis. Boys may contact Azad, Cautley, Govind, Jawahar, Radhakrishnan, Rajiv and Ravindra Bhawans while the girls are requested to contact Kasturba and Sarojini Bhawans with the interview call letter. Charges are applicable as per the Institute Rules.
  • Ph.D. Vacancies for the interview on 22-04-2019
    Availability of PhD positions in various research groups.
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  • Ph.D. Interview: 22-04-2019
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  • 10 Apr, 2019
    Walk-In Interview on April 24, 2019 at 04:00 PM for Junior Research Fellow position in a SERB sponsored Research Project under the guidance of Prof. K. R. Justin Thomas.
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  • 22 Mar, 2019
    Congratulations to Prof. M. Sankar and his team for their recent publication in Green Chemistry.
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  • 21 Mar, 2019
    Third North-West meeting on Spectroscopy, Structure and Dynamics (SSD-2019) held during 5th -7th April, 2019.
  • 18 Feb, 2019
    Congratulations to Ms. Ankita Joshi for receiving the Best Poster Award in the Theoretical Chemistry Symposium (TCS-2019).
  • 31 Jan, 2019
    Congratulations to Dr. Debasis Banerjee and team for their recent publication in Chemical Communications. This article is highlighted in the cover page. More details
  • Ph.D. Vacancies: 22-04-2019
    Avaialbility of PhD positions in various research groups.
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  • Ph.D. Interview: 22-04-2019
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  • 20-05-2019 To 24-05-2019
    Qip Course on Functional Materials: Recent Trends and Future Prospects is coordinated by Dr. P. Mohanty and Dr. T. K. Mandal.
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  • 20-05-2019 To 24-05-2019
    Qip Course on Carbon Nanonaomaterials - Recent Advances and Functional Applications is coordinated by Dr. P. Kar.
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The Department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee invites applications from highly motivated candidates for faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor in all disciplines with teaching interest in physical chemistry and organic chemistry.

The candidates focused on the following research areas and interdesciplinary topics are preferred.

  • Electrochemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Surface and Interfacial Chemistry
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Organic Photochemistry
  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Total synthesis
  • Main Group Metal Chemistry

The candidate should have age preferably below 35 years.

He/She should have a strong research publication record with demonstrated independence/leadership in conducting cutting-edge research from post-doctoral experience at a prestigious institute.

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For prospective faculty:

Prof. K. R. Justin Thomas
Head of Department
Phone: +91-1332-285218
For prospective Ph.D student:

Prof. R. K. Peddinti
DRC Chairman
Phone: +91-1332-285438
For general information:

Chemistry Office
Phone: +91-1332-284318
  • Invited Talk: 10-05-2019
    Prof. R. Ramaraj, CSIR Emeritus Professor, Madurai Kamaraj University will deliver an invited talk on May 10, 2019 at 4:30PM in the new seminar room (C-103).
  • Research Presentation: 8-05-2019
    Dr. Pavan Kumar Bosukonda, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK will present his research on May 8, 2019 at 4:30PM in the new seminar room (C-103).
    Title: Buoyant Microcapsules: Simple motility to Complex Autonomous Behavior
    Abstract: Nature has always been a great source of inspiration for the design of artificial materials with improved hierarchical organization, superior properties and smart functions. In this age of artificial intelligence and smart systems, chemists are increasingly looking to design active and adaptive materials taking inspiration from the various biological processes and their self-regulatory mechanisms which make ‘life’ possible. In this talk, I will illustrate with an example of a microcapsule with an entrapped gas bubble whose motility is governed by buoyancy forces, how we can design complex autonomous behavior into relatively simple systems. Our results show that microcapsules can be propelled by an active control of buoyancy forces and this buoyant motility can be used to trigger chemical reactions, simulate self-sorting behavior in microcapsule communities and achieve complex oscillatory motility.
  • Invited Talk: 24-04-2019
    Prof. Ray J. Butcher, Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington DC, USA will deliver an invited talk on "Conformational and pH Control of Spin State in Spin-Crossover Iron(II) and lron(III) Complexes" on April 24, 2019 at 4:30PM in the new seminar room (C-103).
    Abstract: Using a very versatile series of tripodal ligands based both tris(2-aminoethyl)amine and varioussubstituted carboxyimidazole derivatives, a series of Fe, Co, and Mn complexes have been synthesizedand characterized by a wide range of techniques and which show a wide variety of physical behaviours including pH control of spin state, seven coordination, proton coupled electron transfer (PCET), andsupramolecular systems.
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  • For complete list of talks click here.