Welcome to the the discipline of chemistry at IIT Gandhinagar (IIT-GN). Established in the year 2009 the discipline has steadily grown in faculty strength, research infrastructure and overall research directions. The discipline is engaged in fundamental and applied research in diverse areas like catalysis, biochemistry, drug discovery, organic photochemistry and computational chemistry.

The academic programs of the discipline include, Ph.D and M.Sc (Masters) in Chemistry, in addition to various interdisciplinary and undergraduate courses. The discipline aims at distinguishing itself as a center of innovative and pioneering research. 


  • Ms. Neha Manav (Ph.D. Chemistry) is selected for the "Shastri Research Student Fellowship - SRSF" and she will be working with Professor Gang Zheng in the Department of Medical Biophysics at University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Mr. Surya Pratap Singh won the best poster award in the National Conference on Applied Materials Science (Apr. 6-7, 2018) held at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, IN
  • Mr. Palash Jana won the best poster award in the National Conference on "Convergence of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Biomedical Technology (CPSBT) (21st-23rd March 2018) held at NIPER Ahmedabad
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  • Bhakuni, Rashmi; Shaik, Althaf and Kirubakaran, Sivapriya,“Evaluation of MBP tagged-hATR kinase domain catalytic activity with p53 Ser-15 phosphorylation”, Biochemistry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.8b00845, Oct. 2018.
  • Thambi, Varsha; Kar, Ashish; Ghosh, Piue and Khatua, Saumyakanti, “Light-controlled in situ bidirectional tuning and monitoring of gold nanorod plasmon via oxidative etching with FeCl3”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b06679, Oct. 2018.
  • Padmaja, V. M. D.; Jangra, S.; Appayee, C. “Highly Regioselective α-Alkylation of α,β,γ,δ-Unsaturated Aldehydes”. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, Advance Article (DOI:10.1039/C8OB02059K). (Invited Article for a themed collection “New Talent”)
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