The Department of Organic Chemistry which is one of the oldest in the country has played an important part in establishing the Institute's reputation. Its faculty and students provide outstanding leadership in science, education, industry and public service and have won countrywide recognition for their achievements in research.It was inaugurated in 1911 as part of the Department of General Chemistry with J.J. Sudborough as its first Chairman. Subsequently, when it was felt that the practice of instruction and research in Organic Chemistry reached a stage of independence and maturity.
the Department of Organic Chemistry was created. Afterwards the Department flourished through the services of John Simonsen and Morris Travers., two of the most eminent chemists of that era. The traditions laid down by these reputed personalities were maintained by successive Chairmen like P.C. Guha, D.K. Banerjee. The programs of the Department have consistently been ranked among the topmost Departments of the Chemical Sciences in the country and the Department was recognized as a Centre of Excellence and presently enjoys the status of a Centre of Advanced Studies by the University Grants Commission on the basis of recommendations from a committee composed of eminent scientistsin the country.
Department of Organic Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012, INDIA
(within India) 080-2360-0529/2360-0683
(outside India) Intl. Code + 91-80-2360-0529/2360-0683
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